Quotes About Bullshit

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Charlaine Harris
“My bullshit meter is reading that as 'false'.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead as a Doornail

Mel Brooks
“I've been accused of vulgarity. I say that's bullshit.”
Mel Brooks

Lemmy Kilmister
“Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you”
Lemmy Kilmister

Harry G. Frankfurt
“The contemporary proliferation of bullshit also has deeper sources, in various forms of skepticism which deny that we can have any reliable access to an objective reality and which therefore reject the possibility of knowing how things truly are. These "anti-realist" doctrines undermine confidence in the value of disinterested efforts to determine what is true and what is false, and even in the intelligibility of the notion of objective inquiry. One response to this loss of confidence has been a retreat from the discipline required by dedication to the ideal of correctness to a quite different sort of discipline, which is imposed by pursuit of an alternative ideal of sincerity. Rather than seeking primarily to arrive at accurate representations of a common world, the individual turns toward trying to provide honest representations of himself. Convinced that reality has no inherent nature, which he might hope to identify as the truth about things, he devotes himself to being true to his own nature. It is as though he decides that since it makes no sense to try to be true to the facts, he must therefore try instead to be true to himself.

But it is preposterous to imagine that we ourselves are determinate, and hence susceptible both to correct and to incorrect descriptions, while supposing that the ascription of determinacy to anything else has been exposed as a mistake. As conscious beings, we exist only in response to other things, and we cannot know ourselves at all without knowing them. Moreover, there is nothing in theory, and certainly nothing in experience, to support the extraordinary judgment that it is the truth about himself that is the easiest for a person to know. Facts about ourselves are not peculiarly solid and resistant to skeptical dissolution. Our natures are, indeed, elusively insubstantial -- notoriously less stable and less inherent than the natures of other things. And insofar as this is the case, sincerity itself is bullshit.”
Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit

Scott Lynch
“When the sky’s falling, I take shelter under bullshit.”
Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves

David Foster Wallace
“The trick to this solution is that you’d have to be 100% honest. Meaning not just sincere but almost naked. Worse than naked - more like unarmed. Defenseless. ‘This thing I feel, I can’t name it straight out but it seems important, do you feel it too?’ - this sort of direct question is not for the squeamish. For one thing, it’s perilously close to “Do you like me? Please like me,” which you know quite well that 99% of all interhuman manipulation and bullshit gamesmanship that goes on goes on precisely because the idea of saying this sort of thing straight out is regarded as somehow obsene. In fact one of the very last few interperonal taboos we have is kind of obscenely naked direct interrogation of somebody else. It looks pathetic and desperate. That’s how it’ll look to the reader. And it will have to. There’s no way around it.”
David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Harry Crews
“I think all of us are looking for that which does not admit of bullshit . . . If you tell me you can bench press 450, hell, we'll load up the bar and put you under it. Either you can do it or you can't do it—you can't bullshit. Ultimately, sports are just about as close to what one would call the truth as it is possible to get in this world.”
Harry Crews, Getting Naked with Harry Crews: Interviews

Toba Beta
“When heard someone's boasting,
I could smell shit of bull from afar.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Laura Lippman
“She might not be as strong as everyone she met, or as fast, or even as smart. But she could bullshit with the best of them. Combine that with a license to carry, and a girl could more than get by in this life.”
Laura Lippman, By a Spider's Thread

Toba Beta
“To recognize bullshit,
nose is better than ear.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A thorough inspection of someone you believed to be loveable will send you back into your shell if all you saw in their life was all bullshit.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“Any actor who tells you that they have become the people they play, unless they’re clearly diagnosed as a schizophrenic, is bullshitting you.”
Gary Oldman

“Bullshit is as common as lame poetry and more unavoidable than
those armed men who are there to protect you from
Bullshit like this is straight from the lab and god loves you and
the government doesn't want war and it's the best movie since
Repo Man and if i stopped drinking the world might end anyway
and breathanarianism and immortality for anything besides

Bullshit that's as common as murder and jailhouse tattoos selling
bunk drugs in paint chip hotels where a cigarette burn on
the mattress tells you more about death than a splatter movie
Sparrow 13 Laughingwand, Hell Soup: The Collected Writings of Sparrow 13 Laughingwand

Neil Gaiman
“It's a piece of piss. You know what I do? I just get up and read the paper. Then people ask questions, and I just bullshit. Actively bullshit, as opposed to passively. That's the best bit. Just bullshitting. Piece of utter piss.”
Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

Toba Beta
“Don't trust everything you read,
everything is gonna be just fine.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Harry G. Frankfurt
“Our natures are, indeed, elusively insubstantial—notoriously less stable and less inherent than the nature of other things. And insofar as this is the case, sincerity itself is bullshit.”
Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit

Toba Beta
“I once got lost in a dark woods with no supplies.
Struggling to deal with nature, beasts and storms,
that was time when I lost my arrogance as human.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“Dallas, is it remotely possible for you to carry on a conversation that's not loaded down with manure?”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Fancy Pants

R.H. Sin
“I hate the moments between
meeting someone and leaving

there’s this brief feeling of trust
before the paranoia that seeps in

once you begin to realize that
they’re just like everyone else
you’ve met before

different person
same bullshit”
R.H. Sin, Whiskey Words & a Shovel II

Toba Beta
“One thing I don't like about crap:
its size that is too big to be digested.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Toba Beta
“If you say bullshit on things come in handy,
better revise it before others say otherwise.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Will Advise
“The only way to efficiently battle evil is to copy enough to know how to counter each argument, yet not enough to believe all the bullshit.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Toba Beta
“Bullshit do good when tickle.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Sarah Palin
“Oil and coal? Of course, it's a fungible commodity and they don't flag, you know, the molecules, where it's going and where it's not [...]. So, I believe that what Congress is going to do, also, is not to allow the export bans to such a degree that it's Americans that get stuck to holding the bag without the energy source that is produced here, pumped here.”
Sarah Palin

Scott Stabile
“shame is bullshit.”
Scott Stabile

Brené Brown
“Lying is a defiance of the truth. Bullshitting is a wholesale dismissal of the truth.”
Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

“In plain English, you need to wrestle the doubts and accusations that it’s all just bullshit. And, needless to say, the majority of the work of the triple-H population is undeniably so. The reason that it’s so valuable to society is just that some of it isn’t bullshit and even a small percentage of genuine innovations of software, culture or lifestyle can have a huge impact. Still, you never quite know if you are the bullshitter or the hero, or if you are being sold utter bullshit.”
Hanzi Freinacht, The Listening Society: A Metamodern Guide to Politics, Book One

Eileen Cook
“I wasn't sure which was worse - to know you were a liar or to believe your own bullshit.”
Eileen Cook, The Hanging Girl

Tracey Bond
“If you live long enough & have changed enough diapers like I have raising 6 whole grown adult children one-at-a-time; you ought to be able to call out bullshit blindly, in about a million different ways & plays. My potty-training days have long been over...so what fool retards at their wisdom stage? For this chief reason, I could show you better than tell you, try as you might: you cannot change grown ups diapers in life, who think you don't know how 'full of shit' they are today.”
Tracey Bond

Jason Medina
“Great! Now, that the crybaby whining bullshit is settled, let’s load up on one of these buses and head for the sewers!”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

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