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Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "She ate so many clams that her stomach rose and fell with the tide."

She ate so many clams that her stomach rose and fell with the tide.




Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone, the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told."

The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone, the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told.




Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "We are neurotically haunted today by the imminence, and by the ignominy, of failure. We know at how frightening a cost one succeeds: to fail is something too awful to think about."

We are neurotically haunted today by the imminence, and by the ignominy, of failure. We know at how frightening a cost one succeeds: to fail is something too awful to think about.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Once you have money, you can quite truthfully affirm that money isn't everything."

Once you have money, you can quite truthfully affirm that money isn't everything.




Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave."

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "It is the gossip columnist's business to write about what is none of his business."

It is the gossip columnist's business to write about what is none of his business.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "True individualists tend to be quite unobservant; it is the snob, the would be sophisticate, the frightened conformist, who keeps a fascinated or worried eye on what is in the wind."

True individualists tend to be quite unobservant; it is the snob, the would be sophisticate, the frightened conformist, who keeps a fascinated or worried eye on what is in the wind.




Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well."

One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Individualism is rather like innocence: There must be something unconscious about it."

Individualism is rather like innocence: There must be something unconscious about it.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice."

In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to Advertising copy."

The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to Advertising copy.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "The trouble with our age is that it is all signpost and no destination."

The trouble with our age is that it is all signpost and no destination.




Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about."

Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Ours is not so much an age of vulgarity as of vulgarization; everything is tampered with or touched up, or adulterated or watered down, in an effort to make it palatable, in an effort to make it pay."

Ours is not so much an age of vulgarity as of vulgarization; everything is tampered with or touched up, or adulterated or watered down, in an effort to make it palatable, in an effort to make it pay.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "In art, there are tears that do often lie too deep for thoughts."

In art, there are tears that do often lie too deep for thoughts.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety."

Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "It is disgusting to pick your teeth; what is vulgar is to use a gold toothpick."

It is disgusting to pick your teeth; what is vulgar is to use a gold toothpick.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being; the American wants to be considered a good guy."

The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being; the American wants to be considered a good guy.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "The thrust of ambition is, and always has been, great, but among the bright-eyed it had once a more adventurous and individualistic air, a much more bracing rivalry."

The thrust of ambition is, and always has been, great, but among the bright-eyed it had once a more adventurous and individualistic air, a much more bracing rivalry.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "This is, i think, very much the Age of Anxiety, the age of the neurosis, because along with so much that weighs on our minds there is perhaps even more that grates on our nerves."

This is, i think, very much the Age of Anxiety, the age of the neurosis, because along with so much that weighs on our minds there is perhaps even more that grates on our nerves.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Conformity may not always reign in the prosperous bourgeois suburb, but it ultimately always governs."

Conformity may not always reign in the prosperous bourgeois suburb, but it ultimately always governs.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it makes us vain, in fact, of our modesty."

Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it makes us vain, in fact, of our modesty.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "He was the mightiest of Puritans no less than of philistines who first insisted that beauty is only skin deep."

He was the mightiest of Puritans no less than of philistines who first insisted that beauty is only skin deep.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "The American Way is so restlessly creative as to be essentially destructive; the American Way is to carry common sense itself almost to the point of madness."

The American Way is so restlessly creative as to be essentially destructive; the American Way is to carry common sense itself almost to the point of madness.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "One of the saddest things about conformity is the ghastly sort of non-conformity it breeds; the noisy protesting, the aggressive rebelliousness, the rigid counter-fetishism."

One of the saddest things about conformity is the ghastly sort of non-conformity it breeds; the noisy protesting, the aggressive rebelliousness, the rigid counter-fetishism.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "The test of interesting people is that subject matter doesn't matter."

The test of interesting people is that subject matter doesn't matter.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Someone who gossips well has a reputation for being good company or even a wit, never for being a gossip."

Someone who gossips well has a reputation for being good company or even a wit, never for being a gossip.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "The life of sense begins by assuming that we can only fitfully live the life of reason."

The life of sense begins by assuming that we can only fitfully live the life of reason.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Today's competitiveness, so much imposed from without, is exhausting, not exhilarating; is unending-a part of one's social life, one's solitude, one's sleep, one's sleeplessness."

Today's competitiveness, so much imposed from without, is exhausting, not exhilarating; is unending-a part of one's social life, one's solitude, one's sleep, one's sleeplessness.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "One must never judge the writer by the man; but one may fairly judge the man by the writer."

One must never judge the writer by the man; but one may fairly judge the man by the writer.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "The truly ambitious are always as busy on the landings as they are breathless on the stairs."

The truly ambitious are always as busy on the landings as they are breathless on the stairs.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "The moving van is a symbol of more than our restlessness, it is the most conclusive evidence possible of our progress."

The moving van is a symbol of more than our restlessness, it is the most conclusive evidence possible of our progress.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Having disciples is in the end like having children, only not with love but with self-love preeminent."

Having disciples is in the end like having children, only not with love but with self-love preeminent.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "London ... remains a man's city where New York is chiefly a woman's. London has whole streets that cater to men's wants. It has its great solid phalanx of fortress clubs."

London ... remains a man's city where New York is chiefly a woman's. London has whole streets that cater to men's wants. It has its great solid phalanx of fortress clubs.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Along with being forever on the move, one is forever in a hurry, leaving things inadvertently behind-friend or fishing tackle, old raincoat or old allegiance."

Along with being forever on the move, one is forever in a hurry, leaving things inadvertently behind-friend or fishing tackle, old raincoat or old allegiance.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "A great maxim of personal responsibility and mature achievement: "Do it yourself" is now the enthroned cliche for being occupied with nonessentials."

A great maxim of personal responsibility and mature achievement: "Do it yourself" is now the enthroned cliche for being occupied with nonessentials.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "On any morning these days whole segments of the population wake up to find themselves famous, while, to keep matters shipshape, whole contingents of celebrities wake up to find themselves forgotten."

On any morning these days whole segments of the population wake up to find themselves famous, while, to keep matters shipshape, whole contingents of celebrities wake up to find themselves forgotten.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "In an automobile civilization, which was one of constant motion and activity, there was almost no time to think; in a television one, there is small desire."

In an automobile civilization, which was one of constant motion and activity, there was almost no time to think; in a television one, there is small desire.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "We might define an eccentric as a man who is a law unto himself, and a crank as one who, having determined what the law is, insists on laying it down to others."

We might define an eccentric as a man who is a law unto himself, and a crank as one who, having determined what the law is, insists on laying it down to others.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Doubtless a good general rule for close friendships, where confidences are freely exchanged, is that what one is not informed about, one may not inquire about."

Doubtless a good general rule for close friendships, where confidences are freely exchanged, is that what one is not informed about, one may not inquire about.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "For young people today things move so fast there is no problem of adjustment. Before you can adjust to A, B has appeared leading C by the hand, and with D in the distance."

For young people today things move so fast there is no problem of adjustment. Before you can adjust to A, B has appeared leading C by the hand, and with D in the distance.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Life for most of us is full of steep stairs to go up and later, shaky stairs to totter down; and very early in the history of stairs must have come the invention of bannisters."

Life for most of us is full of steep stairs to go up and later, shaky stairs to totter down; and very early in the history of stairs must have come the invention of bannisters.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "A perfect conversation would run much less to brilliant sentences than to unfinished ones."

A perfect conversation would run much less to brilliant sentences than to unfinished ones.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Ours is the country where, in order to sell your product, you don't so much point out its merits as you first work like hell to sell yourself."

Ours is the country where, in order to sell your product, you don't so much point out its merits as you first work like hell to sell yourself.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Temperament, like liberty, is important despite how many crimes are committed in its name."

Temperament, like liberty, is important despite how many crimes are committed in its name.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "For tens of millions of people [television] has become habit-forming, brain-softening, taste-degrading."

For tens of millions of people [television] has become habit-forming, brain-softening, taste-degrading.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Prig and philistine, Ph.D. and C.P.A., despot of English 218c and big shot of the Kiwanis Club-how much, at bottom, they both hate Art, and how hard it is to know which of them hates it the more."

Prig and philistine, Ph.D. and C.P.A., despot of English 218c and big shot of the Kiwanis Club-how much, at bottom, they both hate Art, and how hard it is to know which of them hates it the more.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Educated people do indeed speak the same languages; cultivated ones need not speak at all."

Educated people do indeed speak the same languages; cultivated ones need not speak at all.



Louis Kronenberger Quotes: "Ours must be the first age whose great goal, on a nonmaterial plane, is not fulfillment but adjustment; and perhaps just such a goal has served as maladjustment's weapon."

Ours must be the first age whose great goal, on a nonmaterial plane, is not fulfillment but adjustment; and perhaps just such a goal has served as maladjustment's weapon.