Compliment Quotes

Quotes tagged as "compliment" (showing 1-30 of 91)
Jennifer L. Armentrout
“I've always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect." His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe. "The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It's just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

“Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Leo F. Buscaglia
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a
listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all
of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Leo F. Buscaglia

Rick Riordan
“You stood up to the dragon so Beckendorf would have his chance to jump - now that was brave."
"Or pretty stupid."
"Percy, you're a brave guy," she said. "Just take the compliment. I swear, is it so hard?”
Rick Riordan, The Demigod Files

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Am I glowing?"
"Like a Christmas tree."
"Not just the star?"
The bed moved a little, and I felt his hand brush my arm. "No. You're super bright. It's kind of like looking at the sun.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“I'm sure I look like a drowned cat."
"You look fine. The wet look works for you."
I scowled. "Now I know you're lying.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“At least I don't look like a Christmas tree."
"You look like the star atop the tree.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

Clarence Darrow
“I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure — that is all that agnosticism means.”
Clarence Darrow

Orson Welles
“You're beautful. Yes you are, you're very very beautiful. Extremely beautiful.”
Orson Welles

Susan Andersen
“If you can't say anything nice, at least have the decency to be vague.”
Susan Andersen, Baby, Don't Go

Elizabeth Peters
“Is is difficult to be angry with a gentleman who pays you compliments, even impertinent compliments. Especially impertinent compliments. ”
Elizabeth Peters, The Hippopotamus Pool

Julie Kagawa
“Fine." I glared at him and shook my head. Stubborn idiot.
"But at least try to look a little more raider-ish, okay? We don't want to attract attention."
Zeke's snort sounded suspiciously like laughter. "Allie, you're a beautiful, exotic-looking vampire girl with a katana. Trust me, if anyone is going to attract attention, it's not going to be me."
I didn't answer as we crossed the flimsy, creaking bridge into the lair of the vampire king. If Zeke had asked, I would've said that I was thinking of how to find everyone, but that wasn't entirely true. I was thinking of the others and how I was going to get them out alive...but I kept being distracted by the thought that Zeke had called me beautiful.”
Julie Kagawa, The Immortal Rules

Terry Pratchett
“You are very clever," said the old man shyly. "I would like to eat your brains, one day."
For some reason the books of etiquette that Daphne's grandmother had forced on her didn't quite deal with this. Of course, silly people would say to babies, "You're so sweet I could gobble you all up!" but that sort of nonsense seemed less funny when it was said by a man in war paint who owned more than one skull. Daphne, cursed with good manners, settled for "It's very kind of you to say so.”
Terry Pratchett, Nation

Mark Twain
“I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel they have not said enough.”
Mark Twain

L.M. Montgomery
“But I'd rather look like you than be pretty," she told Anne sincerely.

Anne laughed, sipped honey from the tribute, and cast away the sting.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Criss Jami
“It is never ridicule, but a compliment, that knocks a philosopher off his feet. He is already positioned for every possible counter-attack, counter-argument, and retort...only to find a big bear hug coming his way.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Liz Reinhardt
“You don't have to lie to me to be nice, Jake. You can just say, 'Wow, your nails look crappy.'" I did my best boy voice.
"Well, I will tell you that's a crappy imitation of my voice." He smiled so wide I could see his eyetooth from across the table. "But you've got to know you're totally hot, chipped nails and all." He burned beet red all the way to the roots of his hair. "Man, you get me to say some embarrassing stuff, Brenna." He rubbed his hand on the back of his neck.
"Hey, don't blame me when you feel moved to make strange declarations.”
Liz Reinhardt, Double Clutch

Richie Singh
“Reality is, Hope and Despair lie in the same places.
And they're just a matter of perspective.

What changed my perspective, was her.”
Richie Singh, Chasing Butterflies

Anna Godbersen
“They will stop calling brides beautiful after today—you have simply set the standard too high,' he said.”
Anna Godbersen, Rumors

Kristin Hannah
“You look great," he said.

It made her smile, even if it was a lie. "I'm as big as a house."

He laughed. "I like houses. In fact, I'm thinking about architecture as a career.”
Kristin Hannah, The Things We Do for Love

Albert Einstein
“I was very pleased with your kind letter. Until now I never dreamed of being something like a hero. But since you've given me the nomination I feel that I am one.”
Albert Einstein, Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters to and from Children

H. Rider Haggard
“...For like a rugged tree you are hard and sound at the core.”
H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure

Abraham Lincoln
“Everybody likes compliment.”
Abraham Lincoln

“baloney is flattery so thick it cannot be true; blarney is flatter so thin we like it.”
Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most people’s lives are to the average person not important like, or as important as, their opinions about him or her.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is so much easier for most people to ignore an insult than it is for them to ignore a compliment.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Stewart Stafford
“If you're ever accused of not taking things seriously, take it as a compliment. Humour is a sign of intelligence. Any objections to your facetiousness are likely an admission by the complainant that they are guilty of taking things way too seriously. The flaw lies with them.”
Stewart Stafford

Petra Hermans
“I see it as a great compliment, most of the people, never read my poems.”
Petra Hermans

“The Ears Have It!

It's when you complain that people turn on deaf ears.
And when you compliment them, they're all ears.
And when you whisper something, they look out for prying ears.
And when you gossip, be careful for the walls have ears.”
Anthony T.Hincks

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