People. Falling for each others’ pretensions, fakeness and whatever various faces they can put on to wear. And then they call it love. What a fantasy. What a blasphemy. Humanity bores me. - C. JoyBell C.
I expect nothing of man, and disown the race. The only folly is expecting what is never attained; man is most contemptible when compared with his own pretensions. It is better to laugh at man from outside the universe, than to weep for him within. - H.P. Lovecraft
Is psychiatry a medical enterprise concerned with treating diseases, or a humanistic enterprise concerned with helping persons with their personal problems? Psychiatry could be one or the other, but it cannot--despite the pretensions and protestations of psichiatrists--be both. - Thomas Szasz
Nothing shocks me more in the men of religion and their flocks than their pretensions to be the only religious people.
I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man. - Jane Austen
I don't see anything other than pretensions and low mentality in women who make a man run after a hole that would soon be inhabited by termites and worms. - Michael Bassey Johnson