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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #snob

In an age when mass pleasures like television are becoming more feeble and homogeneous, the very act of discrimination becomes a form of protest. At a time when mass marketing of food produces a product so disgusting that it has to be wrapped in distracting gimmicks to be sold, the mere fact of paying attention to what you eat and drink and telling the truth about taste is a revolutionary act.

Lynn Hoffman

#food #knowledge #revolution #snobs #taste

Physically she was like a swan among more humble fowl – tall, willowy, and exceptionally pretty with fair skin and golden hair, whereas the Chardins were plain and dark, stocky and short.

Francine Pascal

#snobbery #stereotypes #superficiality #sweet-valley #beauty

The genres, it is thought, have other designs on us. They want to entertain, as opposed to rubbing our noses in the daily grit produced by the daily grind. Unhappily for realistic novelists, the larger reading public likes being entertained.

Margaret Atwood

#genre-snobbery #nonfiction #popularity #reading #design

I suppose there is no place in the world where snobbery is quite so ever-present or where it is cultivated in such refined and subtle forms as in an English public school. Here at least one cannot say that English ‘education’ fails to do its job. You forget your Latin and Greek within a few months of leaving school — I studied Greek for eight or ten years, and now, at thirty-three, I cannot even repeat the Greek alphabet — but your snobbishness, unless you persistently root it out like the bindweed it is, sticks by you till your grave.

George Orwell

#england #public-school #snobbery #education

Questions, Hypothetical: Needn't be answered. No one knows why. Schools, Public: They teach you to stand on your own two feet. 'No doors on the lavatories. That sorts the men from the boys'. Snobbery, Inverted: The worst kind. No need to explain why.

William Donaldson


An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.

Dan Rather

#listen #lone #lone ranger #overture #ranger

[Snobbishness] is the desire for what divides men and the inability to value what unites them.

Joseph Epstein

#snobbery #men

The PhD system is the real root of the evil of academic snobbery. People who have PhDs consider themselves a priesthood, and inventors generally don't have PhDs.

Freeman Dyson

#consider #evil #generally #inventors #people

I'm not a film snob.

Tracey Ullman

#i #snob

Draco's not really a bully. He's not exactly the biggest, strongest guy in the world. He's more a rich, snobby person. He thinks of himself as really cool.

Tom Felton

#bully #cool #draco #exactly #guy

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