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1. "The true elitists in the literary world are the ones who have become annoyed by literary ambition in any form, who have converted the very meaning of ambition so totally that it now registers as an act of disdain, a hostility to the poor common reader, who should never be asked to do anything that might lead to a pulled muscle. (What a relief to be told there's no need to bother with a book that might seem thorny, or abstract, or unusual.) The elitists are the ones who become angry when it is suggested to them that a book with low sales might actually deserve a prize (...) and readers were assured that the low sales figures for some of the titles could only mean that the books had failed our culture's single meaningful literary test.- http://www.williamgaddis.org/marcus.pdf"
Author: Ben Marcus
2. "The Porsche was just a vehicle to get to another place. I used it to change people's perceptions of me. I had grown up really middle class. USC was filled with elitists, richies who would go skiing every weekend. So I pretended like I was part of that world - to be accepted."
Author: Brian Grazer
3. "There are some among the so-called elite who are overbearing and arrogant. I want to foster leaders, not elitists."
Author: Daisaku Ikeda
4. "I know where a lot of them [the elite or elitists] live.Where's that?Well, in our nation's capital and New York City. I've seen it. I've lived there."
Author: John McCain
5. "Fox News is hated because they're elitists, and the worst winners television's ever seen."
Author: Keith Olbermann
6. "I hate elitists. I hate conceited people. I hate pompous people."
Author: Neil Cavuto
7. "Nightclubs are the equivalent of a Catholic Church in a poor country. You hear a lot of stuff about churches filled with gold while the people are starving. But what elitists don't get is that for poor people, the church is their own mansion. Nightclubs fill the same function."
Author: Oscar Hijuelos

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