Quotations on Affectation

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I'm trying to learn to smoke, which is rather weird when everyone is trying to stop. I'm not a smoker. But my character only smokes as an affectation.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Character, Affectation, Trying)

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.
- Jacques Barzun
(Keywords: Affectation, End, Routine)

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Love, Feelings, Courage, Affectation, Cowardice, Measure, Play)

One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Affectation, Man, Pride)

Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models, the young begin with being ridiculous, and often end in being vicious.
- Robert Blair
(Keywords: Affectation, Being, End)

Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself.
- Fanny Brice
(Keywords: Affectation, Word)

Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Affectation, Dress, Mind, Understanding)

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Affectation, Goodness)

The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Affectation, Whim)

There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: Truth, Affectation, May, Vulgarity)

I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Keywords: Education, Affectation, Literature, Will, World)

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