Bluntness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "bluntness" (showing 1-17 of 17)
Shannon L. Alder
“If you don’t find the right set of eyes to see through your bull, you will always be surrounded by friends that will tell you white lies because they like your company and don’t want to ruin the evening.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“You can find anyone that will tell you what you want to hear, but the only one worth valuing is the one that tells you what you need to learn.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“The secret to your purpose is to find what you feel is important, and not pursue what others would think is important. When you think highly of yourself, me thinking highly of you will never be enough!”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“Often people that tell others they are "extremely polite" when the situation calls for tact and bluntness are not actually polite people. Instead, they hide behind the word “polite” because they have low self esteem or hidden agendas. Sadly, they impolitely confuse the hell out of everyone, send mixed signals, which then makes people question their sanity and motives.”
Shannon L. Alder

Criss Jami
“Speaking a painful truth should be done only in love - like wielding a sword with no hilt - it should pain oneself in direct proportion to the amount of force exerted.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Shannon L. Alder
“Why would you ever premedicate honesty? To hesitate is to overthink how you feel. A blurted out answer is usually the most genuine.”
Shannon L. Alder

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“I love her with all my soul. Why, she is a child! She's a child now — a real child. Oh! you know nothing about it at all, I see."

"And are you assured, at the same time, that you love Aglaya too?"

"Yes — yes — oh; yes!"

"How so? Do you want to make out that you love them BOTH?"

"Yes — yes — both! I do!"

"Excuse me, prince, but think what you are saying! Recollect yourself!"

"Without Aglaya — I — I MUST see Aglaya! — I shall die in my sleep very soon — I thought I was dying in my sleep last night. Oh! if Aglaya only knew all — I mean really, REALLY all! Because she must know ALL — that's the first condition towards understanding. Why cannot we ever know all about another, especially when that other has been guilty? But I don't know what I'm talking about — I'm so confused. You pained me so dreadfully. Surely — surely Aglaya has not the same expression now as she had at the moment when she ran away? Oh, yes! I am guilty and I know it — I know it! Probably I am in fault all round — I don't quite know how — but I am in fault, no doubt. There is something else, but I cannot explain it to you, Evgenie Pavlovitch. I have no words; but Aglaya will understand. I have always believed Aglaya will understand — I am assured she will."

"No, prince, she will not. Aglaya loved like a woman, like a human being, not like an abstract spirit. Do you know what, my poor prince? The most probable explanation of the matter is that you never loved either the one or the other in reality.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

Richelle Mead
“Rose,” she said, leaning toward me. “I’m going to be blunt with you. I’m not going to give you lectures or demand any explanations. Honestly, since you aren’t my student anymore, I don’t have the right to ask or tell you anything.” It was like what Adrian had said. “You can lecture,” I told her. “I’ve always respected you and want to hear what you have to say.” The ghost of a smile flashed on her face. “All right, here it is. You screwed up.” “Wow. You weren’t kidding about bluntness.”
Richelle Mead, Blood Promise

Shannon L. Alder
“If God didn't want me to cross boundaries, then he wouldn't have made me a writer.”
Shannon L. Alder

Matthew Quick
“I’ve found that being blunt sometimes makes life easier for everyone”
Matthew Quick, Boy21

“A person who holds strong convictions might appear inflexible, impolite, or exceptionally obtuse, when they are merely direct.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Edward W. Robertson
“Am I too blunt? If the truth is too hard to swallow, should I feed you soft lies?”
Edward W. Robertson, The Silver Thief

Peter Tieryas
“Since we're all snails riding on the razor's edge, we might as well say it as it is.”
Peter Tieryas, United States of Japan

John Owen
“Reader, if thou intendest to go any farther, I would entreat thee to stay here a little. If thou art, as many in this pretending age, a sign or title gazer, and comest into books as Cato into the theatre, to go out again, - thou hast had thy entertainment; farewell!”
John Owen, The Death of Christ

“With my sometimes blunt indecent vocabulary & very vivid imagination, I wonder if I should be writing "other" kinds of content.”
April Mae Monterrosa

Joan Bauer
“You don't mince words."
"Just garlic.”
Joan Bauer

Socrates
“...[F]rom me you shall hear the whole truth; not, I can assure you, gentlemen, in flowery language... decked out with fine words and phrases; no, what you will hear will be a straightforward speech in the first words that occur to me, confident as I am in the justice of my cause; and I do not want any of you to expect anything different.”
Socrates, Apology, Crito and Phaedo of Socrates.