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Mistakes, scandals, and failures no longer signal catastrophe. The crucial thing is that they be made credible, and that the public be made aware of the efforts being expended in that direction. The ''marketing'' immunity of governments is similar to that of the major brands of washing powder.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.

Author: Francis H. Bradley (1846-1924)

Profession: British Philosopher

An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

Scandal is what one half of the world takes pleasure inventing, and the other half in believing.

Author: Paul Chatfield


In the case of scandal, as in that of robbery, the receiver is always thought as bad as the thief.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.

Author: Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

Profession: Spanish Painter

Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it.

Author: Karl Kraus (1874-1936)

Profession: Austrian Satirist

History is made in the class struggle and not in bed.

Author: Alex Mitchell


Scandal is merely the compassionate allowance which the gay make to the humdrum. Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.

Author: Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916)

Profession: British Novelist, Writer

Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it.

Author: Benjamin Rush


Nor do they trust their tongue alone, but speak a language of their own; can read a nod, a shrug, a look, far better than a printed book; convey a libel in a frown, and wink a reputation down.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

Certain it is that scandal is good brisk talk, whereas praise of one's neighbor is by no means lively hearing. An acquaintance grilled, scored, devilled, and served with mustard and cayenne pepper excites the appetite; whereas a slice of cold friend with currant jelly is but a sickly, unrelishing meat.

Author: William M. Thackeray (1811-1863)

Profession: Indian-born British Novelist

There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.

Author: Mae West (1892-1980)

Profession: American Actress