41 Quotes About Snobby People

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Taking a kinder more gentler approach can be a rare quality to experience in today’s time. These quotes about snobby people highlight encounters we wish to avoid in life.

“Your rat tail is all the fashion now. I prefer a bushy plume, carried straight up. You are Siamese and your ancestors lived in trees. Mine lived in palaces. It has been suggested to me that I am a bit of a snob. How true! I prefer to be.”

“You, who are ashamed of your poverty, and blush for your calling, are a snob; as are you who boast of your wealth.”

“You must not judge hastily or vulgarly of Snobs: to do so shows that you are yourself a Snob.”

“Whenever summer rolls around I begin to realize that I’m a complete and utter book snob. In relation to reading, I have absolutely no guilty pleasures at all. No graphic novels.”

“What people value in their books—and thus what they count as literature—really tells you more about them than it does about the book.”

“What is a snob? A snob is anybody who takes a small part of you and uses that to come to a complete vision of who you are. That is snobbery.”

“We had enough quite enough snobbery in this world without exporting it to the hereafter.”

“True individualists tend to be quite unobservant; it is the snob, the would be sophisticate, the frightened conformist, who keeps a fascinated or worried eye on what is in the wind.”

“Those who forgets their friends to follow those of a higher status are truly snobs.”

“They call them performance artists, but they shouldn’t be making an album. They should just be dancers. I don’t know, I’m a musical snob. I feel like if you’re going to record music and you’re going to be a singer, you have to be able to sing.”

“There are books full of great writing that don’t have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story… don’t be like the book-snobs who won’t do that.”

“The true snob never rests; there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.”

“The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them.”

“The pure modernist is merely a snob; he cannot bear to be a month behind the fashion.”

“The man who worships mere wealth is a snob.”

“The man who accepts opinions because they have been entertained by distinguished people, is a mental snob.”

“That which we call a snob by any other name would still be snobbish.”

“Some people have such good taste they can’t enjoy anything.”

“Snobs talk as if they had begotten their own ancestors.”

“Nearly all bookish people are snobs, and especially the more enlightened among them. They are apt to assume that if a writer has immense circulation, if he is enjoyed by plain persons, and if he can fill several theatres at once, he cannont possibly be worth reading and merits only indifference and disdain.”

“My tastes in all things lean towards the arty and boring. I like sports documentaries about Scrabble players, bands that play quiet, unassuming music, and TV shows that win awards. In that way, I am an elitist snob. And proud of it.”

“My interest in society – at times so pronounced that the word snob comes a little to mind – derives from the fact that I like an immense number of things which society, money, and position bring in their train: painting, tapestries, rare books, smart dresses, dances, gardens, country houses, correct cuisine, and pretty women.”

“My father loved all different types of music. He wasn’t a snob. He wasn’t a purist.”

“Life is too short to drink bad wine.”

“It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.”

“In poverty she is envious. In riches she may be a snob. Money does not change the sickness, only the symptoms.”

“In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.”

“I’m not a snob. If I feel like there’s a star that’s the best person for that role, then that’s who I get.”

“I’m not a snob. Ask anybody. Well, anybody who matters.”

“If we don’t watch out, the pleasure o be gained from the discriminating enjoyment of food will be lost. It may not be long before the art of fine cooking is viewed as the invention of a handful of snobs.”

“If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay – in solid cash – the arts would perish with their starving practitioners. Let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.”

“I spend time with people who are movers and shakers, and others who are just friends I really care for. Some of them are rich, some of them are poor. I couldn’t care less. I’m not a snob.”

“I just am a snob when it comes to humor.”

“I am not a snob; it is simply that I am not interested with what most people have to say, or what they want to do — mostly with my time.”

“I am not a label snob and have learned that the thrill of shopping can be just as great, if not more so, when you find a bargain.”

“He who meanly admires a mean thing is a snob–perhaps that is a safe definition of the character.”

“An immense percentage of snobs, I believe, is to be found in every rank of this mortal life.”

“Act as if you don’t know me, and i will make it seem as though you don’t exist.”

“A snob is that man or woman who is always pretending to be something better–especially richer or more fashionable–than he is.”

“A pleasantly situated hotel close to the sea, and chalets by the water’s edge where one breakfasted. Clientele well-to-do, and although I count myself no snob I cannot abide paper bags and orange peel.”

“When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.”

There are various characteristics that can help you to define if you embrace the same things that make up a snob.