30 Fran Lebowitz Quotes That Will Inspire You In New Ways

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30 Empowering Fran Lebowitz Quotes That'll Get You Through the Bad Times

If you're a fan of writer, Fran Lebowitz than you know just how sharp her words can be.

She's a humorous and serious person all at the same time and one that is wildly entertaining to listen to. And maybe she wouldn't necessarily agree with such an article but it was important to round up some of the best Fran Lebowitz quotes to get you through the good and bad times life may put forth. While some are witty and funny other quotes are sarcastic and straightforward. So, when you need something to read or a sardonic quip, read some fantastic Fran Lebowitz quotes.

Fran Lebowitz Quotes

  • "A book is not supposed to be a mirror. It's supposed to be a door."

  • "As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."

  • "There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior."

  • "Sarcasm: what they have in New York instead of jacuzzis."

  • "Reading is better than life. Without reading, you're stuck with life."

  • "The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink."

  • "Romantic love is a mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."

  • "Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable."

  • "Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine."

  • "Humility is no substitute for a good personality."

  • "Polite conversation is rarely either."

Funny Fran Lebowitz Quotes

  • "I prefer dead writers because you don't run into them at parties."

  • "My favorite animal is steak."

  • "You're only as good as your last haircut."

  • "Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine."

  • "Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep."

  • "If your sexual fantasies were truly of interest to others, they would no longer be fantasies."

  • "I believe in talking behind peoples' backs. That way, they hear it more than once."

  • "In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra."

  • "If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail."

  • "Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky."

Great Fran Lebowitz Quotes

  • "Food is an important part of a balanced diet."

  • "The best fame is a writer's fame. It's enough to get a table at a good restaurant, but not enough to get you interrupted when you eat."

  • "The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting."

  • "All the time I'm not writing I feel like a criminal. It's horrible to feel felonious every second of the day. It's much more relaxing to actually write."

  • "There's no such thing as advice to the lovelorn. If they took advice, they wouldn't be lovelorn."

  • "Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications."

  • "It's much easier to write a solemn book than a funny book. It's harder to make people laugh than it is to make them cry. People are always on the verge of tears."

  • "I do not believe in God. I believe in cashmere."

  • "Think before you speak, read before you think."

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