Top 17 Ostentatious Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Ostentatious Quotes from famous people such as Keith O’Brien, Rei Kawakubo, Annabelle Selldorf, George S. Patton, Elmer Davis, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ,

I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christ’s standards in your own daily life.
Keith O’Brien
I built my work from within instead of satisfying a demand for sexualised and ostentatious clothing.
Rei Kawakubo
There isn’t any one material that’s mine. It all depends on the context. For example, I did a house that had the most exquisite marble applications. That sounds ostentatious, but it wasn’t, given the context. The color white I subscribe to extensively. I love thinking about color, but I often go with white.
Annabelle Selldorf
Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
George S. Patton
The chief characteristic of ‘The Tribune’ under Greeley was an aggressive and even ostentatious purity. ‘Immoral and degrading police reports,’ and any notices of the existence of the theater, whether in news or advertising, were at first scrupulously excluded.
Elmer Davis
A lot of parts of L.A. are interchangeable with suburbs in Joburg. Very big, ostentatious houses with palm trees and lawns. Lawns are very important. Never underestimate lawns.
Neill Blomkamp
For me to think in terms of employing security seems ostentatious.
I can’t show false humility, nor be overly proud and ostentatious.
As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
Albert Einstein
The artistic taste of the Catholic priests is appalling and I am most anxious to have a Catholic church in which everything is genuine and good, and not tawdry and ostentatious.
Giles Gilbert Scott
There are a lot of big spec houses now all across Connecticut, a lot of ostentatious showing of wealth.
Glenn Close
I was criticised for making ‘Devdas’ so ostentatious. But stark and realistic cinema isn’t the only real cinema in this country.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
There’s nothing worse than an ostentatious shot. Or some lighting that draws attention to itself, and you might go, ‘Oh, wow, that’s spectacular.’ Or that spectacular shot, a big crane move, or something.
Roger Deakins
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
Joseph Addison
There are as many attitudes to cooking as there are people cooking, of course, but I do think that cooking guys tend – I am a guilty party here – to take, or get, undue credit for domestic virtue, when in truth cooking is the most painless and, in its ways, ostentatious of the domestic chores.
Adam Gopnik
I have a vernacular house on the seaside in Northumberland and an Edwardian semi in south Manchester. They’re both exactly as big as they need to be. I can’t be doing with an ostentatious, big house – you can only be in one room at a time.
Val McDermid
Once upon a time, fashion was complex, and ostentatious was considered better.
Masaba Gupta