Quotation Explorer - 'Frivolous'

You'll want to read books - novels, because ladies are frivolous; poetry because ladies are sentimental; and sermons, because we are pious. If you must read essays, Mr. Emerson might be best. Your gentleman may have a nodding acquaintance with his works. - Donald McCaig
I have no interest in anything so frivolous as the bona fide religion or mankind's pathetic debate over whose version of the church is correct. Circular arguments over the semantics of faith hold no interest for me. Those are questions answered only through death! - m.ralte
A chronic invalid has but one thought about his identity: He doesn't want to be a sick man. The rest of the discussion seems frivolous to him-an immense privilege of the healthy. Still, I'm a novelist, and so I pursue it. - Nancy Horan
Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.
A frivolous society can acquire dramatic significance only through what its frivolity destroys. - Edith Wharton
Apparently Lord Wyndham did regularly donate books to various museums around London. They were usually ones which he had collected earlier, but which were no longer of interest to him or his associates. Irene twitched at the very notion. Give books away? How very frivolous, she finally said. - Genevieve Cogman
Having to explain to a child of today, who has learned to swipe before they can speak, that certain aspects of a person’s life must remain private for the preservation of one’s sanity is almost frivolous. - Aysha Taryam
She felt about her zester the way some women do about a pair of spiky red shoes--a frivolous splurge, good only for parties, but oh so lovely. - Erica Bauermeister
Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men. - Marcus Valerius Martialis
A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Honesty is a big ticket item seemingly just out of the reach of the frivolous! - Mary-Ellen Peters
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