Familiarity Quotes

Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.


One of the first things a relationship therapist learns is that couples argue to burn up energy that could be used for something else. In fact, arguments often serve the purpose of using up energy, so that the couple do not have to take the courageous, creative leap into an unknown they fear. Arguing serves the function of being a zone of familiarity into which you can retreat when you are afraid of making a creative breakthrough.

Gay Hendricks

Familiarity with your lover is what initially makes sex really good.


Can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.

Charles de Gaulle

The ways suited to confidence are familiar to me, but not those that are suited to familiarity.

Joseph Joubert

Familiarity is the most destructive of all iconoclasts.

Comtesse de Genlis, Stephanie-Felicite du Crest de

Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man.

Lord Chesterfield

Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the intensest hatreds.

Antoine Rivarol

Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.

Mark Twain

You need to have a redesign because familiarity breeds a kind of complacency.

Timothy White

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.

Honore de Balzac

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and familiarity breeds contempt. According to this my soul mate should be in Thailand.

Jason Zebehazy

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.

William Bernbach

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Henry Wheeler Shaw

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