“An orotundity, which I define as Nobelitis a pomposity in which one is treated as representative of more than oneself by someone conscious of representing more than himself.”
William G. Golding
“She could prick the pomposity of the powerful with the same ease with which she could communicate with the mass of ordinary folk.”
“It's pomposity gone mad,”
“To know oneself, one should assert oneself.”
“Merely through the constant need to ward off, one can become weak enough to be unable to defend oneself any longer.”
“The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.”
“One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind.”
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