Quotations on Familiarity

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If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Wife, Breeding, Contempt, Disgust, Familiarity, Intimacy, Man, Will)

This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case.
- Albert Claude
(Keywords: Death, Work, Mother, Appreciation, Familiarity, Medicine, Study, Tragedy)

One needs but to say that, in the case of an unfamiliar sequence of syllables, only about seven can be grasped in one act, but that with frequent repetition and gradually increasing familiarity with the series this capacity of consciousness may be increased.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Keywords: Act, Consciousness, Familiarity, May, Needs, Repetition)

There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
- Charles de Gaulle
(Keywords: Contempt, Familiarity, Mystery)

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Admiration, Contempt, Familiarity, May)

My philosophy is familiarity breeds contempt.
- Chaka Khan
(Keywords: Contempt, Familiarity, Philosophy)

I feel like I'm stepping into a place of spiritual contemplation every time I enter a studio; it's always had a certain magic to me that has never worn off with familiarity.
- David Knopfler
(Keywords: Time, Contemplation, Familiarity, Magic, Spiritual)

Accessing capital to start a business can be a daunting process, especially for entrepreneurs who start out with a great idea, but have no real familiarity with the business world.
- Gavin Newsom
(Keywords: Business, Idea, Entrepreneurs, Familiarity, World)

Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
- Ouida
(Keywords: Beauty, Familiarity, Ugliness)

Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity. The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.
- Saskya Pandita
(Keywords: Men, Affection, Cause, Familiarity, Quarrels)

I wanted to get that sense of peace and even boredom that comes with long familiarity.
- Debbie Reynolds
(Keywords: Peace, Boredom, Familiarity, Sense)

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
- George Sand
(Keywords: Admiration, Familiarity, Strangers)

Bobby Fischer has an enormous knowledge of chess and his familiarity with the chess literature of the USSR is immense.
- Boris Spassky
(Keywords: Knowledge, Chess, Familiarity, Literature)

But we're very much an American band and that's that. I think that's part of the appeal outside of this country and it might be part of the reason people turned away from us within this country, because familiarity breeds contempt.
- Michael Stipe
(Keywords: People, American, Contempt, Country, Familiarity, Reason)

He surprised me by his familiarity with details of movements and battles which I did not suppose had come to his knowledge. As he kept me talking for over half an hour, I flattered myself that what I had to say interested him.
- Henry Villard
(Keywords: Knowledge, Familiarity, Talking)

I think early on I knew what I was going to do and it was based a lot on familiarity but it was also because I didn't have a lot of skills. There was nothing I wanted t be. I didn't want to be a doctor. I wanted to be in show business.
- Christopher Walken
(Keywords: Business, Familiarity, Nothing, Want)

People need to be peppered or even outraged occasionally. Our national comedy and drama is packed with earthy familiarity and honest vulgarity. Clean vulgarity can be very shocking and that, in my view, gives greater involvement.
- Kenneth Williams
(Keywords: People, Comedy, Drama, Familiarity, Vulgarity)









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