Quotes About Shallow

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Kurt Cobain
“I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships.”
Kurt Cobain

Oscar Wilde
“It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible....”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Erica O'Rourke
“People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they're doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody see the person holding the camera.”
Erica O'Rourke, Torn

Nina LaCour
“...I think that people who make judgements about other people they don't even know are shallow, and people who start rumors are shallow, and I really don't care what shallow people say about me.”
Nina LaCour, Hold Still

Neal Shusterman
“Fine," Connor tells him. "Think about stuff until your head explodes. But the only thing I want to think about is surviving to eighteen."

I find your shallowness both refreshing and disappointing at the same time. Do you think that means I need therapy?”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind

Oscar Wilde
“My dear boy, the people who only love once in their lives are really the shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect—simply a confession of failures.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Franny Billingsley
“Yes, I'm shallow, I don't mind admitting it. Perhaps I should admit that there's no end to the depths of my shallowness.”
Franny Billingsley, Chime

Deb Caletti
“Maybe a person's world can grow bigger in all the right ways, not too wide that it becomes shallow, just large enough to preserve its depth.”
Deb Caletti, The Fortunes of Indigo Skye


Beware of those who are bitter,
For they will never allow you
To enjoy your fruit.

Beware of those who criticize you
When you deserve some praise for an achievement,
For they secretly desire to be worshiped.

Beware of those who are needy or stingy,
For they would rather sting you
Than give you anything.

Beware of those who are always hungry,
For they will feed you to the wolves
Just to get paid.

Beware of those who speak negatively
About everything and everybody,
For a negative person will never say
A positive thing about you.

Beware of those who are bored
And not passionate about life,
For they will bore you with reasons
For not living.

Beware of those who are too focused with
Polishing and beautifying their outer shells,
For they lack true substance to understand
That genuine beauty is in the heart
That resides inside.

Beware of those who step in the path of your dreams,
For they only dream to have the ability
To take half your steps.

Beware of those who steer you away
From your heart’s true happiness,
For it would make them happy to see you
Steer yourself next to them,
Sitting with both your hearts bitter.

Those who are critical don’t like being criticized,
And those who are insensitive have a deficiency in their senses.

And finally,
Beware of those who tell you to BEWARE.
They are too aware of everything –
And live alone, scared.

Poetry by Suzy Kassem”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Dave Matthes
“...you're either gonna spend your life fucking pussy, or taking it to church.”
Dave Matthes, Bar Nights

“The chatterer reveals every corner of his shallow mind.”
Mike Bell

Mehmet Murat ildan
“In deep waters, you encounter only the wise and the brave; in shallow waters, the ignorant and the coward!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Donna Lynn Hope
“People care much more for how things look than how things are.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Mary Balogh
“Everyone was a rose but even more complex than a mere flower. Everyone was made up of infinitely layered petals. And everyone had something indescribably precious at the heart of their being.
No one was shallow. Not really.”
Mary Balogh, A Secret Affair

Oscar Wilde
“With subtle and finely-wrought temperaments it is always so. Their strong passions must either bruise or bend. They either slay the man, or themselves die. Shallow sorrows and shallow loves live on. The loves and the sorrows that are great are destroyed by their own plenitude. ”
Oscar Wilde

Charles M. Schulz
“Cartooning is preaching. And I think we have a right to do some preaching. I hate shallow humor. I hate shallow religious humor, I hate shallow sports humor, I hate shallowness of any kind.”
Charles M. Schulz, Charles M. Schulz: Conversations

Ally Condie
“Blue is the most common eye color in Oria Province, but there is something different about his eyes and I'm not sure what it is. More depth? I wonder what he sees when he looks at me. If he seems to have depth to me, do I seem shallow and transparent to him?”
Ally Condie, Matched

Dejan Stojanovic
“Courage is more important than to be deceived by shallow victory waiting for a delayed defeat.”
Dejan Stojanovic

“Nimium ne crede colori”

Jess C. Scott
“He knows how to market himself well. Nowadays, that's all that seems to count. He's rebellious in a way that appeals to people with vain, shallow taste. So of course he manipulates his audiences with the blessing of his recording company and the financial investors behind his brand.”
Jess C. Scott, SVEN, Incubus Story.02

Mark Vonnegut
“Fear that I was very different from everyone else. Fear that deep down inside I was a shallow fraud, that after the revolution or after Jesus came down to straighten everything out, everyone from hippies to hard-hats would unfold and blossom into the beautiful people they were while I would remain a gnarled little wart in the corner, oozing bile and giving off putrid smells.”
Mark Vonnegut, The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

Dave Matthes
“There just isn’t enough cock in this world to be caught suckin’ and be called anything but a slut for life. The cynic in me would call it a bad habit, but that’d make me a whore in denial and if there’s one thing I am, it’s an honest bitch. Then again, you don’t get famous for being daddy’s little angel, but you can easily fall into the Infamy Bracket by preaching a made-up Bible quote now and again. They say I’m shallow, but I’ve made a living out off diving off the deep end.”
Dave Matthes, Sleepeth Not, the Bastard

Jess C. Scott
“I learned that it's okay to feel the way I do: that my life has no meaning unless I have a boyfriend. A real man is like the perfect vampire-boy and all the perfect guys in Twue Wuv.”
Jess C. Scott, Literary Heroin (Gluttony): A Twilight Parody

Dave Matthes
“You don't have to go back to the way things were. Just go back to the point where you left off. Don't start over... just keep going, but there's a right way of keeping going. And no one here is going to be angry at you for leaving. We all have to leave sometimes. And some of us never come back. But there's always a choice, even if you've already decided never to return. You can still come back from this. That is the only kind of faith that matters. Not in the world, not in...God..., not in our friendship... just in yourself.”
Dave Matthes, Return to the Madlands

Dave Matthes
“...ya can't get to Nevada on five bucks and a bad heart...”
Dave Matthes, Return to the Madlands

Dave Matthes
“She came towards me with a juicy gash between her legs that smelled like my best friend's sister"

Just when I thought I'd escaped them all
She comes reeling herself in
pulling at my strings
her hand quick to find my zipper
She moaned the way a drunk old lady does
And I wasn't even inside her yet

"You don't have anywhere else to be," she managed to say...
"My wounds have been reopened tonight already," I muttered

I caught wind of the gully
...the part of her she once kept sacred as a Christian
I smelled the information
I lifted my hand into the air and hailed a cab
He rolled down his window and saw her
"Find another cab," he said,
and sped off into the night

I took her home
because she said she was lonely
really she was drunk off something
some memory or some choice
she walked funny...
-one of her heels had broken

On the couch I left her,
Before I could go, she grabbed my cock
I slapped her across the face and she pulled harder
Her eyes stayed closed
Her lips dripped
Her grip clenched
I wasn't getting out of this one unscathed

"If I take my pants off, will you let me go?" I asked
"If you take your pants off, I'll be suckin' that cock till you pass out from all the screamin'..."

I slapped her again, because she needed it
She laughed
Saying her cousin beat her harder
Saying her father knew how to really...
...make things happen
I asked her what her father's number was
Let's get his motherfucking self up here to take you away, that's what I said
She said he died, or killed himself
"What's the difference really," she said, chewing on her hair

She let go of my cock on her own accord
And she opened her eyes for a moment
She closed them again
And I could tell she was sleeping

Her eyes opened once more
Her face red where I'd hit her
She tasted the blood on her lip
"Do you think if we remind ourselves enough, we can make up for all the pain we've caused others?"

I said to her, "We can't. All we can do is keep ourselves from all those who don't deserve it.”
Dave Matthes, Strange Rainfall on the Rooftops of People Watchers: Poems and Stories

Dave Matthes
“~Posters with torn edges hanging from rotten walls~

The doctor told me something once
she said
I slapped her across the face with this
I walked right out of that office
went right down to the hole
I told the bartender
he poured and he poured
and I slapped my money down on that bar
the man I had been driving around with
he just sort of sat there next to this hooker
she probably had something rotten
way down there between her legs
her eyes told of no soul
I emptied the bottle down my throat
and ordered some chips
the bartender told me
and I give him a
He slid me a ham sandwich dripping with cheap low-fat mayo and said
I went back to my room
and talked all night
so much conversation
it turned the toilet bowl pale”
Dave Matthes, Strange Rainfall on the Rooftops of People Watchers: Poems and Stories

Vikki Wakefield
“She's pretty in a familiar kind of way that I forget to notice, until someone else notices and I'm reminded.”
Vikki Wakefield, All I Ever Wanted

Vironika Tugaleva
“Trying to keep up appearances is a signal of decay on the inside. Beware shallow living—in yourself and in others. It is only in the depths that life can thrive.”
Vironika Tugaleva

“In choosing to exchange precious principles for worthless impulses, I have far too often bankrupted my soul in order to bankroll my ego.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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