You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
— Charles Bukowski

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
Sigmund Freud grandiose quote

This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.
— Salvador Dali

The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.
— Soren Kierkegaard

I had never done anything with blue screen before, or prosthetics, or anything like that. Lord of the Rings was like stepping into a videogame for me. It was another world completely. But, to be honest, I basically did it so that I could have the ears. I thought they would really work with my bare head.Working with Martin Scorsese was an absolute minute-by-minute education without him ever being grandiose about it.
— grandiose quotation by Cate Blanchett