Quotes about familiarity.
- "When a man becomes familiar with his goddess, she quickly sinks into a woman."
- Toji: Hmm, Misato is just so cool.
- Shinji: Yeah I used to think so too, but she's such a slob, she's always embarrassing me and she never does anything but lie around the house. She's not embarrassed about it, but I am.
- Kensuke: You're a lucky guy.
- Shinji: What do you mean?
- Kensuke: Ikari really is just a kid, now isn't he?
- Toji: He sure is.
- Shinji: Meaning what?
- Kensuke: You get to see the true side of her that she doesn't allow us to see. That's very much like a family. (Shinji pauses then realizes the truth of what Kensuke has said, and walks home smiling)
- Neon Genesis Evangelion A Human Work written by Hideaki Anno and Yoji Enokido
- I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.
- A metaphor is a word used in an unfamiliar context to give us a new insight; a good metaphor moves us to see our ordinary world in an extraordinary way.
- Sallie McFague Speaking in Parables (1975), p. 4
- "Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness."
- Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise De La Ramee), Princess Napraxine (1906) p. 19.
- "Familiar acts are beautiful through love."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound" in The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1839) p. 123.
- "Familiarity is the thing -- the sense of belonging. It grants exemption from all evil, all shabbiness"
- E.B. White, "Homecoming".
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 259-60.
- Nimia familiaritas parit contemptum.
- Quod crebro videt non miratur, etiamsi cur fiat nescit. Quod ante non vidit, id si evenerit, ostentum esse censet.
- A man does not wonder at what he sees frequently, even though he be ignorant of the reason. If anything happens which he has not seen before, he calls it a prodigy.
- Cicero, De Divinatione, II. 22.
- I hold he loves me best that calls me Tom.
- Thomas Heywood, Hierarchie of the Blessed Angells.
- Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
- And sweets grown common lose their dear delight.
- William Shakespeare, Sonnet CII.
- Staled by frequence, shrunk by usage into commonest commonplace!
- Alfred Tennyson, Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (1886), Stanza 38.