“True individualists tend to be quite unobservant; it is the snob, the would-be-sophisticate, the frightened conformist, who keeps a fascinated or worried eye on what is in the wind”
“A village is a hive of glass, where nothing unobserved can pass”
Charles H. Spurgeon
“In a restaurant one is both observed and unobserved. Joy and sorrow can be displayed and observed "unwittingly," the writer scowling naively and the diners wondering, What the hell is he doing?”
“The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left.”
“The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.”
“The true snob never rests; there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon”
J. Russell Lynes
“An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.”
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