Convincing Quotes

Quotes tagged as "convincing" (showing 1-27 of 27)
Criss Jami
“Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Patrick Rothfuss
“...nothing in the world is harder than convincing someone of an unfamiliar truth.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Jim Butcher
“Isana laughed. "And you, lady? Are you a woman of conscience or of ambition?"
The lady smiled. "That's a question rarely asked here at court."
"And why is that?"
"Because a woman of conscience would tell you that she is a person of conscience. A woman of ambition would tell you that she is a person of conscience—only much more convincingly.”
Jim Butcher, Academ's Fury

Leo Tolstoy
“What's all this love of arguing? No one ever convinces anyone else.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Simona Panova
“I lie more convincingly than I tell the truth.”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Victor Hugo
“I make little account of victory. Nothing is so stupid as to vanquish; the real glory is to convince.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Thomas Henry Huxley
“Wherever sufficiently numerous series of the remains of any given group, which has endured for a long space of time, are carefully examined, their morphological relations are never in discordance with the requirements of the doctrine of evolution, and often afford convincing evidence of it. At the same time, it has been shown that certain forms persist with very little change, from the oldest to the newest fossiliferous formations; and thus show that progressive development is a contingent, and not a necessary result, of the nature of living matter.”
Thomas Henry Huxley, The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century

Joss Sheldon
“The creature who lives inside my brain suggested I do it,” I offered tentatively. “It was very convincing.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice

Aleksandra Ninkovic
“If you can't be yours while being mine, maybe you aren't as yours as you'd like to convince yourself that you are.”
Aleksandra Ninkovic, Write like no one is reading

Taylor Jenkins Reid
“I remember him saying, in the dark, cramped stockroom with my back against a wooden crate, "You have this power over me."
He'd convinced himself that his wanting me was my fault.
And I believed him.
Look what I do to these poor boys, I thought. And yet also, Here is my value, my power.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

A.G. Howard
“I rake my hands across his biceps and down his pecs. Water and sand crumble to shimmery, granular trails along his chest hair in my wake. As I touch him, his breath catches and his long, dark eyelashes close in exquisite agony.
I splay my fingertips and open my palm to match his cigarette burns to my scars. His muscles answer with tiny twitches, every part of him strong where I’m soft.
“Jeb.”
He opens his eyes and we lock gazes.
“This is why we fit. Because we’re both damaged, in a way that can’t be healed.
A.G. Howard, Ensnared

“It’s important to know that you're behind, to be able to convince yourself to make sacrifices that get you ahead.”
Shivanee Harshey

Robert Ludlum
“Nothing is so convincing as someone who's a bewildered injured party and lets everybody know it.”
Robert Ludlum, The Matlock Paper

David  Wong
“Your 'let's remain calm and stay put' speech would be a lot more convincing if you weren't giving it in front of a pile of burning skeletons.”
David Wong, This Book Is Full of Spiders

Bryant McGill
“Never let anyone convince you of anything negative about yourself unless it is for your own betterment.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Ahmed Mostafa
“I have to convince myself every night that I love you before I go to sleep lest I wake up empty.”
Ahmed Mostafa

Theodore Roosevelt
“I ended my statement to the colored soldiers by saying: "Now, I shall be very sorry to hurt you, and you don't know whether or not I will keep my word, but my men can tell you that I always do;" whereupon my cow-punchers, hunters, and miners solemnly nodded their heads and commented in chorus, exactly as if in a comic opera, "He always does; he always does!”
Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders

James C. Dobson
“Given these differences between the sexes, the sexual revolution was the biggest joke men ever played on women. By convincing them that the old rules didn’t apply and that two could play the predator game, men enticed women to do what men have always wanted women to do. But what a price was paid for the new “freedom.” And predictably, women were the ones who got stuck with the bill.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

Glenn Hefley
“If "facts" convinced people of things, no one would have sex”
Glenn Hefley

“What's the difference between hot and cold cereal? Why can't all cereals get along?”
Ean Rodriguez

Amit Kalantri
“People enjoy convincing others, if others are wrong they convince them towards right, if others are already right they still want to convince them towards wrong.”
Amit Kalantri

Elizabeth Gaskell
“Miss Benson had the power; which some people have, of carrying her wishes through to fulfillment; her will was strong, her sense was excellent, and people yielded to her – they did not know why.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, Ruth

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“What is fear but that ‘thing’ that we believed to be as powerful as it pretended to be.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Lev Shestov
“The thing to do is to go on, in the same suave tone, from uttering a series of banalities to expressing a new and dangerous thought, without any break. If you succeed in this, the business is done. The reader will not forget - the new words will plague and torment him until he has accepted them.”
Lev Shestov

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Although I regularly convince myself otherwise, because I aim at something doesn’t necessarily mean I have a target.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough