Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)
Profession: British Poet, Satirist
A mental disease has swept the planet: banalization presented with the alternative of love or a garbage disposal unit, young people of all countries have chosen the garbage disposal unit.
Author: Ivan Chtcheglov
Banality is a symptom of non-communication. Men hide behind their clichés.
Author: Eugene Ionesco (1912)
Profession: Romanian-born French Playwright
Banality is a terribly likely consequence of the underused of a good mind. That is why in particular it is a female affliction.
Author: Cynthia Propper-Seton
When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.
Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Profession: British Novelist, Essayist