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Banality Quotes

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