Pretension Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Pretension Quotes from famous persons: Tom Bodett, Santiago Calatrava, Lisa Scottoline, J. K. Rowling, Margot Fonteyn. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Pretension Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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Americans are generally very self-sufficient and I think generally averse to pretension, just as I am.
There is so much vulgarity in the everyday, that when somebody has the pretension to do something extraordinary for the community, then you have to suffer.
I love everything about Philadelphia, and its food is like the city itself: real-deal, hearty, and without pretension. We’ve always had an underdog vibe as a city, but that just makes us try harder, and I love our scrappiness and scruffiness.
Lisa Scottoline
We’re a phenomenally snobby society, and it’s such a rich seam. The middle class is so funny: it’s the class I know best, and it’s the class where you find the most pretension, so that’s what makes the middle classes so funny.
Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
Margot Fonteyn
We are in a position of financial and social power, and we could be agents of change in our society. Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little gardener who takes care of the garden, and hopefully our neighbor will do the same. Then, maybe we’ll achieve a better world.
I don’t think couture will die. But it should have no pretension that it will conquer the world. It’s not something that will disappear because all you need is a thread and a needle to start making something couture.
I have no pretension that I belong in D.C. I mean, I have to be cautious on how we do our restaurant.
Even for southerners, Arkansans are amazingly friendly and extend hospitality to all strangers with astonishing openness. You couldn’t find a pretension in that state if you hunted from Jonesboro to El Dorado.
Borrowing something from one art form and relocating it in another always has a whiff of pretension about it, like in books if, instead of ‘Chapter One,’ you have ‘First Movement.’
My family is vital to me – just the sense of being surrounded by no pretension.
Rock n’ roll doesn’t change. All the idiocies and pretension continue.
Science makes no pretension to eternal truth or absolute truth.
E. T. Bell
I come from very common stock, and I’ve always been uncomfortable with pretension and all the forms it can take, including disingenuous broadcasting.
What makes me mad is arrogance, pretension, putting on airs.
The middle class is so funny, it’s the class I know best, and it’s the class where you find the most pretension, so that’s what makes the middle classes so funny.
In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many.
Adam Ferguson
If you take away a lot of the pretension and grandness from Shakespeare, a true poeticism is revealed.
With Fincher, you can take chances and try things. And what happens is that any pretension and preparation you’ve done, all the square, intellectual work, you can’t keep that up for 40 takes. It breaks down, and new things start popping up. This, for me, is the most exciting thing about film-making.
The Rolling Stones have been the best of all possible worlds: they have the lack of pretension and sentimentality associated with the blues, the rawness and toughness of hard rock, and the depth which always makes you feel that they are in the midst of saying something. They have never impressed me as being kitsch.
Music is primal: when it’s done without pretension, you can really feel the shape of someone‘s soul.
Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
Margot Fonteyn
I come from an Irish working-class background but went to a posh school, and any type of pretension was quickly mocked at home. I’ve always had a keen eye for pretension.
I actually want to write a treatise in defence of pretension. I think the word ‘pretension’ has become like the word ‘ironic‘ – just this catch-all term to distance people from interesting experiences and cultural engagement and possible embarrassment.