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Quotations about Class


The class system is a social structure that categorizes individuals into different groups based on factors such as wealth, occupation, education, and social status. It plays a significant role in shaping opportunities, access to resources, and social mobility. The class system has been a topic of discussion, debate, and sometimes controversy, as it reflects the power dynamics and disparities within a society. In this compilation, we delve into the lighter side of the class system, presenting a collection of funny quotations that touch upon the amusing, ironic, and sometimes absurd aspects of social stratification. So, prepare to embrace the laughter, challenge assumptions, and embark on a journey filled with humor and social commentary.

Get ready to chuckle as we present a compilation of funny quotations about the class system. While the class system is often associated with serious discussions on social inequality and power dynamics, there are moments of levity, irony, and playful observation that arise when exploring the quirks and idiosyncrasies of social stratification. From witty remarks on the stereotypes associated with different social classes to humorous reflections on the absurdities of class-based behaviors and interactions, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the whimsical and often comical aspects of the class system.

quotations about class

"You know you're working class when your TV is bigger than your bookcase." Rob Beckett English comedian

"There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else." Andrew Carnegie (Scottish American industrialist, 1835-1919)

"Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future." Ayn Rand (Russian-born American writer, 1905-1982)

"Why do elites hate the poor? It's xenophobia. They don't know any poor people – except their off-the-books Brazilian nanny and illegal immigrant cleaning lady from Upper Revolta who don't speak English." P. J. O'Rourke (American humorous writer, 1947-)

"The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament." Vladimir Lenin (Head of Soviet Russia, 1870-1924)

"A gentleman never eats. He breakfasts, he lunches, he dines, but he never eats!" Anon

Interviewer: "Have the British class barriers come down?"
"Of course they have, or I wouldn't be sitting here talking to someone like you." Barbara Cartland (English writer, 1901-2000)

"We are all Adam's children but silk makes the difference." Thomas Fuller (English writer and physician, 1654-1734)

"Be sure to pack your evening clothes. The governor is bound to ask you to dine." Lady Douglas Home (1909-90) speaking to her son, the Earl of Home, when he was sent to prison in 1944.

"Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? All the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewellery." John Lennon (English pop singer and songwriter, 1940-80)

"I no longer keep the coal in the bath. I keep it in the bidet." John Prescott (British Labour politician, 1938-)

"Nothing is more bourgeois than to be afraid to look bourgeois." Andy Warhol (American artist, 1927-87)

"Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on Earth is the use of them?" Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

"I think factories would close down, actually, if it wasn't for working-class people." Victoria Wood (British writer and comedienne, 1953-)

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