- n a trite or obvious remark
- What Hannah Arendt called the banality of evil has engendered an astonishing banality of explanation.
- It is a banality, a clich, but it is a point on which many Americans, possibly including Richard Nixon himself, seem confused.
- This address at Kenyon was vintage Wallace: a smart, occasionally meandering discussion of the issues that consumed him, from the banality of life to the meaning of consciousness.
- Simon Crean in The Age
He's the one that sought to mastermind my demise from the parliament,Mr Crean said. "I know the banality and the viciousness in him. Such a person, unless he's prepared to change his ways, should do the honourable thing and quit as deputy...
- Edward Norton in Courier Mail
People who liked Fight Club, I think will like this film a lot because on a deep psych level, it's about the same things,Norton says. "It's about fantasy as a desperate attempt to get away from the numbing banality of what the modern world...
- Robert Gates in The Conservative Voice
Reading the transcript, I sort of had the ...... reaction that this was the banality of evil. Hearing this guy go through this incredible list. I did this and then I did that, so on and so forth,Gates said.