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"You've got to learn how to bowl without irony."
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"I've learned not to listen to critics who are right about me."
"Would you mind? I enjoy leading a life of quiet desperation."
Tags:couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, intrude, intrusion, intrusion, interruption, interruptions, long-term relationship, long-term relationships, desperation, quiet desperation, pretention, pretension, pretentious, conceit, conceited, depressed, depression, poor communication
Tags:critic, critics, film critic, film critics, movie critic, movie critic, criticism, movie, movies, bad film, bad films, bad movie, bad movies, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, harsh, harsh critic, harsh criticism, conceit, conceited, conceitedness, interpretation, interpretations, different interpretation, different interpretations, modern life
" 'Perceptual and kinetic art have an intertwined development that cannot be totally disentangled; nevertheless perceptual, optical, or "virtual" movement—which always exists in tension with factual immobility—is an experience of a different order.' "
Tags:modern art, abstract art, modern artist, modern artists, abstract artist, artists, art gallery, art galleries, art speak, art rubbish, pretentious, pretentiousness, pretension, reflection, reflections, cliche, cliches, white box, white boxes, white room, white rooms, kinetic art, conceit, arty farty, artsey fartsey, artspeak, art market, the art market
"As far as I'm concerned, it just takes my kind."
Tags:business man, business men, business person, business people, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, conceit, conceited, arrogant, arrogance, pretentious, pretension, takes all kinds, business jargon, business talk, business speak, disagree, disagreeing, disagreement, jargon, insulted, offended, take offence, taking offence, comeback, comebacks, come back, come backs, snapback, snapbacks, snap back, snap backs
"What I feel I do is create elegant solutions for problems that don't exist."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, office job, office jobs, problem, problems, solution, solutions, if it isn't broke, waste of time, wasting time, pointless job, pointless jobs, pointless career, pointless careers, job description, job descriptions, job title, job titles, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, conceit, conceited, self respect, self-respect
"Whenever I meet somebody, I try and accept them for who I am."
Tags:date, dates, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, jargon, millennial, millennials, couple, couples, new relationship, new relationships, exercise, exercising, walking, women discussing men, self image, self positivity, buzzword, buzzwords, stock phrase, stock phrases, conceit, conceited, self love
"I'm trying to find that perfect piece of art that will make me think I know something about art."
Tags:art market, the art market, pretentious, pretentiousness, pretension, modern art, modern artists, modern artist, art gallery, art galleries, conceit, conceited, culture, cultured, ignorance, ignorant, buying art, show off, showing off, show-off, showing-off, self image, self-image, making an impression, investment, investments, investors, investor
"I'm in not publishing."
Tags:publisher, publishers, publishing, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, introduction, introductions, pretentious, pretentiousness, pretension, conceit, conceited, conceitedness, im in publishing, i'm in publishing, mingle, mingling, small talk making small talk
"Don't make me come down there."
Tags:pianist, pianists, musician, musicians, concert pianist, concert pianists, performer, performers, piano recital, piano recitals, concert, concerts, audience, audiences, bad audience, bad audiences, threat, threats, threaten, threatening, conceit, conceited, arrogant, arrogance, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness
"And call a publisher, I want to write a book on happiness."
Tags:rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, author, authors, profiteer, profiteering, happy, happiness, self help, self-help, self-help book, self help book, self help books, privilege, privileges, privileged, out of touch, poverty gap, conceit, conceited, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness
"The voices in my head want to sing on 'American Idol.'"
Tags:therapy, therapist, therapists, counsellor, counselor, counselorscounseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, singing, singer, singers, bad singer, bad singing bad singers, tv, television, tv show, tv shows, television show, television shows, pretentious, pretension, conceit, conceited, mental health, hearing voices, mental health issues, mental health problems, mental health disorders, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes
"The Man Who Knew Enough"
Tags:know it all, know it all, know-it-all, well informed, informed, knowledge, knowledgeable, reading, reader, readers, book, books, educated, well educated, arrogant, arrogance, dismissive, dismissiveness, conceit, conceited, fed up, fed-up, bored, boredom, bring, monotony, monotonous, apathy, apathetic
"Do you know why the universe works so well? God runs it like a business, that's why."
Tags:business men, business man, business people, business person, businessmen, businessman, businessperson, business executive, business executives, god, gods, christianity, christian, christians, judaism, jews, jewish, theism, theist, theists, conceit, conceited, the universe, harmony, harmonious, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, universal harmony, universal law of harmony, beliefs, self important, self-importance, self important, self importance
"That's our Mr. Ebersole."
"That was not a quote, that was an original."
Tags:couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, mansplain, gender issues, quote, quotes, quoting, conceit, conceited, bore, boring bored, drone, droning, difficult relationship, difficult relationship, conversation, conversations, pretentious, pretension, pretentious person, pretentious people, self assured, self-assured, self assuredness, self-assuredness, self important, self-important, self-importance, self importance
"Perfect. Kate and Eli are suckers for bold graphics."
Tags:hipster, hipsters, wine, wine label, wine labels, brand, brands, branding, pretentious, pretentiousness, conceit, conceited, bold graphics, wine connoisseur, wine connoisseurs, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, consumer, consumers, consumerism, capitalism, expensive wine, expensive wines, priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities
"The U.S.S. Narcissus"
Tags:narcissus, narcissism, narcissist, narcissists, vain, vanity, egoist, egoists, ego, egoism, egotistical, egocentric, conceit, conceited, self-absorbed, sea, seas, ocean, submarine, submarines, sub, subs, periscope, periscopes, mirror, mirrors, hand mirror, hand mirrors, vanity mirror, vanity mirrors, looking at oneself, admiring oneself, reflection, reflections, u.s.s., united states ship, uss, word play, wordplay
"I'm frustrated because I wish I were criticizing greater things."
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Ask Me about my Break from Social Media
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"I'm growing it for a movie I'm producing."
Tags:beard, beards, stubble, designer stubble, five oclock shadow, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, vain, vanity, the rugged look, film industry, movie industry, hollywood, producer, producers, film producer, film producers, movie producer, movie producers, chat up, chat up line, chat up lines, conceit, conceited, actor, actors, acting
Extreme Vanity Press - Fall, 2007
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"Sounds like fun. Can I bring an acolyte?"
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"You have a grossly exagerrated view of your own importance. You'll make an excellent department head."
Tags:executive, conceit, conceited, executives, business executive, business executives, self important, self-important, self importance, self-importance, manager, arrogant, arrogance, managers, business manager, self worth, business managers, boss, bosses, promotion, promoted, promotions, management style, management styles, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes