The Sneetches and Other Stories
The Sneetches and Other Stories Pride Quotes Page 1
With their snoots in the air, [the Star-Bellies] would sniff and they'd snort / "We'll have nothing to do with the Plain-Belly sort!" (Sneetches.11-12)
Too much pride = jerk. This law is universal, defying all races, religions, and creeds.
When the Star-Belly children went out to play ball, / Could a Plain Belly get in the game…? Not at all. (Sneetches.13-14)
Pride sometimes passes from parent to child, like it's genetic or something.
"I'm a North-Going Zax and I always go north. / Get out of my way, now, and let me go forth!" (Zax.10-11)
Extreme pride and common decency are like oil and water. One just slides through the other no matter how hard you shake.