As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb.
There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
The world doesn't need any more mediocrity or hedged bets.
We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church to a nest protecting our mediocrity.
My problem with unions is they breed mediocrity.
Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions.
Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.
We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity. We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom.
Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Do you know what the root of mediation is? Mediocrity!
Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
I react very badly when mediocrity throws a tantrum of entitlement.