“To show pity is felt as a sign of contempt because one has clearly ceased to be an object of fear as soon as one is pitied.”
“Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.”
“The usual fortune for complaint is to excite contempt more than pity”
“As the air to a bird or the sea to a fish, so is contempt to the contemptible.”
“Familiarity breeds contempt - and children”
“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.”
“Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.”
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