Vulgarity Quotes

Rock 'n Roll is a combination of good ideas dried up by fads, terrible junk, hideous failings in taste and judgment, gullibility and manipulation, moments of unbelievable clarity and invention, pleasure, fun, vulgarity, excess, novelty and utter enervation.

Greil Marcus

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

Coco Chanel

Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people.

Oscar Wilde

Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit.

Doris Day

No crime is vulgar, but all vulgarity is crime

Oscar Wilde

Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.

Oscar Wilde

It’s only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.

Lawrence Durrell

Television is a corporate vulgarity.

John Leonard

Fashion constantly begins and ends in the two things it abhors most, singularity and vulgarity.

William Hazlitt

Whatever harsh criticisms may be passed on the construction of her sentences, she at least possesses that one touch of vulgarity that makes the whole world kin.

Oscar Wilde

Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.

Sitwell, Dame Edith

It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.

Durrell, Lawrence

There is a point in portraying surface vulgarity where tragedy and comedy are very close.

Barbara Stanwyck

Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.

Edward M. Forster

Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause.

Rudolf Bing

Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people

Oscar Wilde

Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.

Oscar Wilde

“Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause.”

Rudolf Bing

Vulgarity is innocent; urbanity is not.

Mason Cooley

Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity- these are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them.

Mark Twain

Vulgarity is more obvious in satin than in homespun.

Nathaniel P. Willis

Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.

Cyril Connolly

Silence is the safest response for all the contradiction that arises from impertinence, vulgarity, or envy.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann
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