Banality is a symptom of non-communication. Men hide behind their clich?s.
— Eugene Ionesco

Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.
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A mental disease has swept the planet: banalization presented with the alternative of love or a garbage disposal unit, young people of all countries have chosen the garbage disposal unit.
— Ivan Chtcheglov

Banality is a terribly likely consequence of the underused of a good mind. That is why in particular it is a female affliction.
— Cynthia PropperSeton

All religions have honored the beggar. For he proves that in a matter at the same time as prosaic and holy, banal and regenerative as the giving of alms, intellect and morality, consistency and principles are miserably inadequate.
— banality quotation by Walter Benjamin