I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It takes strong, sound leadership, that correspondingly rare commodity, which is afflicted with neither an excess of pity nor callousness, to stand against the insipid tide of superficiality that is sweeping the world. - Tim Macartney-Snape
The American political system is like fast food--mushy, insipid, made out of disgusting parts of things...and everybody wants some. - P.J. O'Rourke