Nonentity Quotes

Nonentity Quotes by Louis Auchincloss, H. L. Mencken, George Ogilvie, George Eliot, Vincent Van Gogh, Joseph Furphy and many others.

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I had always been considered such a nonentity where human relations were concerned that the idea that I might have an influence, even a corrupting influence … penetrated my heart with a fierce little sting of pleasure.
Louis Auchincloss
Nine out of ten Americans are actually monarchists at bottom. The fact is proved by their high suseptibility to political claims by president’s sons and other relatives, usually nonentities.
H. L. Mencken
I think that in fact by taking on the persona of a human being, you begin to realise that it is all ego, and that beneath that ego is something else, and that something else is a tranquil, nonentity, that we are simply drops of the sea, that we belong to each other.
George Ogilvie
What is opportunity to the man who cant use it?
George Eliot
Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.
Vincent Van Gogh
Such is life, my fellow-mummers-just like a poor player that bluffs and feints his hour upon the stage, and then cheapens down to mere nonentity. But let me not hear any small witticism to the further effect that its story is a tale told by a vulgarian, full of slang and blanky, signifying-nothing.
Joseph Furphy
Egotism – usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
Barbara Stanwyck
Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me.
Vincent Van Gogh
Only ambitious nonentities and hearty mediocrities exhibit their rough drafts. It’s like passing around samples of sputum.
Vladimir Nabokov
There are only two kinds of people in the modern world who know what they are after. One, quite frankly, is the Communist. The other, equally frankly, is the convinced Christian. The rest of the world are amiable nonentities.
Geoffrey Fisher
We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserve ancestral regard. No, we are the sons of Cain, and with violence can be associated the attacks on sound, stone, wood and metal that produced civilization.
Anthony Burgess
It is a fiction, a shade, a nonentity, but a reality for legal purposes. A corporation aggregate is only in abstractoВ—it is invisible, immortal, and rests only in intendment and consideration of the law.
Edward Coke
First you have to know who you are. That is the most important thing, as if you don’t know who you are you will either get swallowed up or you follow some unsuitable trends and just become a nonentity.
Iris Apfel
What is opportunity to the man who can’t use it? An unfecundated egg, which the waves of time wash away into nonentity.
George Eliot
Right now it is a terrible thing to be a rugged individualist; but we don’t know what else to be except a feeble nonentity.
Isabel Paterson
Every sane man recognises that unlimited liberty is anarchy, or rather is nonentity. The civic idea of liberty is to give the citizen a province of liberty; a limitation within which a citizen is a king.
Gilbert K. Chesterton