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Quotes about familiarity.


  • 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)
  • 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.
  • "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"

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 259-60.
  • 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.
  • Staled by frequence, shrunk by usage into commonest commonplace!

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