Vivacity Quotes

Vivacity Quotes by Benjamin Disraeli, Joseph Addison, Napoleon Bonaparte, David Hume, William Hazlitt, Ambrose Bierce and many others.

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The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
Benjamin Disraeli
As Vivacity is the Gift of Women, Gravity is that of Men.
Joseph Addison
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Apart from the representational content of an idea there is another component: its force and vivacity, its impetus.
David Hume
A person who talks with equal vivacity on every subject, excites no interest in any. Repose is as necessary in conversation as in a picture.
William Hazlitt
PIG, n. An animal (“Porcus omnivorus”) closely allied to the human race by the splendor and vivacity of its appetite, which, however, is inferior in scope, for it sticks at pig.
Ambrose Bierce
Of metaphors, those generally conduce most to energy or vivacity of style which illustrate an intellectual by a sensible object.
Richard Whately
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean cannot be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is by vivacity and wit that man shines in company; but trite jokes and loud laughter reduce him to a buffoon.
Lord Chesterfield
We prefer a person with vivacity and high spirits, though bordering upon insolence, to the timid and pusillanimous; we are fonder of wit joined to malice than of dullness without it.
William Hazlitt
Mrs. Ewing was a short woman who accepted the obligation borne by so many short women to make up in vivacity what they lack in number of inches from the ground.
Dorothy Parker
To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
Joseph Addison
Their demeanor is invariably morose, sullen, clownish and repulsive. I should think there is not, on the face of the earth, a people so entirely destitute of humor, vivacity, or the capacity for enjoyment.
Charles Dickens
The delights of reading impart the vivacity of youth even to old age.
Isaac D’Israeli
I don’t want to make pompous, serious films.
Danny Boyle
I beg of you always to dwell upon the necessity of a thorough understanding of principles, in order to stop the vivacity of his mind, and please do not forget to meditate upon the subject of our discussion.
Nicolas Malebranche
Thinking should be done before and after, not during photographing. Success depends on the extent of one’s general culture. one’s set of values, one’s clarity of mind one’s vivacity. The thing to be feared most is the artificially contrived, the contrary to life.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
The vivacity and brightness of colors in a landscape will never bear any comparison with a landscape in nature when it is illumined by the sun, unless the painting is placed in such a position that it will receive the same light from the sun as does the landscape.
Leonardo da Vinci
Where the vivacity of the intellect and the strength of the passions exceed the development of the moral faculties the character is likely to be embittered or corrupted by extremes, either of adversity or prosperity.
Anna Brownell Jameson
I don’t want to make pompous, serious films; I like films that have a kind of vivacity about them.
Danny Boyle
Superstition is related to this life, religion to the next; superstition is allied to fatality, religion to virtue; it is by the vivacity of earthly desires that we become superstitious; it is, on the contrary, by the sacrifice of these desires that we become religious.
Madame de Stael
Vivacity is the health of the spirit.
Honore de Balzac
There is a certain artificial polish, a commonplace vivacity acquired by perpetually mingling in the beau monde; which, in the commerce of world, supplies the place of natural suavity and good-humour, but is purchased at the expense of all original and sterling traits of character.
Washington Irving
I always loved the verve and vivacity of pulp and I kind of merged it with my own interest in family stories.
Daniel Woodrell
In my portraits I try to avoid the fleeting expression and vivacity of a snapshot.
Bill Brandt
The vivacity that augments with years is not far from folly.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld