America is a model of force and freedom and moderation -- with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
— Lord Byron

Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky coarseness quote

Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.
— Samuel Johnson

For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal.
— Carl Bernstein

I lose my respect for the man who can make the mystery of sex the subject of a coarse jest, yet when you speak earnestly and seriously on the subject, is silent.
— coarseness quotation by Henry David Thoreau