Familiarity Quotes

Quotes about familiarity.

  • “Familiarity induces contempt, but distance secures respect.” ~ Publilius Syrus
    o Variant: “I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt.” ~ Don Quixote

  • “When a man becomes familiar with his goddess, she quickly sinks into a woman.”
    o Joseph Addison, The Spectator, May 24, 1711.

  • “Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.”
    o Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise De La Ramee), Princess Napraxine (1906) p. 19.

  • “Familiar acts are beautiful through love.”
    o Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Prometheus Unbound” in The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1839) p. 123.

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