Louis Kronenberger Quotes

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In art there are tears that do often lie too deep for thoughts.

art

Once you have money, you can quite truthfully affirm that money isn't everything.

money

It's the gossip columnist's business to write about what is none of his business.

gossip columnists

Individualism is rather like innocence; there must be something unconscious about it.

individuality innocence

Conformity may not always reign in the prosperous bourgeois suburb, but it ultimately always governs.

conformity

Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
— Louis Kronenberger Forbes

boring people

One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame we have killed off so much real shame as well.

morals

The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned into advertising copy.

America advertising

Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
— Louis Kronenberger

honesty

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.

beliefs religion

The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being, the American wants to be considered a "good guy."

America England

We might define an eccentric as a man who is a law unto himself, and a crank as one who, having determined what the law is, insists on laying it down to others.

eccentricity

Most people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety. They want answers that are, in effect, escapes.

answers

Humor simultaneously wounds and heals, indicts and pardons, diminishes and enlarges; it constitutes inner growth at the expense of outer gain, and those who possess and honestly practice it make themselves more through a willingness to make themselves less.

humor