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Louis Kronenberger (1904 – 1980)


American critic and author.
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Louis Kronenberger
On a very rough-and-ready basis 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. An eccentric puts ice cream on steak simply because he likes it; should a crank do so, he would endow the act with moral grandeur and straightaway denounce as sinners (or reactionaries) all who failed to follow suit [] Cranks, at their most familiar, are a sort of peevish prophets, and it's not enough that they should be in the right; others must also be in the wrong.
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In art there are tears that do often lie too deep for thoughts.
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Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.




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Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
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It is the gossip columnist's business to write about what is none of his business.
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Ours must be the first age whose great goal, on a nonmaterial plane, is not fulfilment but adjustment; and perhaps just such a goal has served as maladjustment's weapon.
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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.
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For tens of millions of people television has become habit-forming, brain-softening, taste-degrading.
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Individualism is rather like innocence; there must be something unconscious about it.
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Privacy was in sufficient danger before TV appeared, and TV has given it its death blow.
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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.




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The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone, the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told.
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For young people today things move so fast there is no problem of adjustment. Before you can adjust to A, B has appeared leading C by the hand, and with D in the distance.
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The trouble with our age is all signposts and no destination.
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The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
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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.
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Conformity may not always reign in the prosperous bourgeois suburb, but it ultimately always governs.
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Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.
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Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
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