Gullible Quotes

Quotes tagged as "gullible" (showing 1-22 of 22)
Shannon L. Alder
“If a man, who says he loves you, won’t tell you the details of a private conversation between him and another woman you can be sure he is not protecting your heart. He is protecting himself and the women he has feelings for. Wise women simply see things as they are, not as their low self-esteem allows.”
Shannon L. Alder

Edward M. Wolfe
“It's called the Infinity Effect.”
Edward M. Wolfe, In the End

Roger Zelazny
“I'm very gullible when it comes to my own words. I believe everything I say, though I know I am a liar.”
Roger Zelazny, Lord of Light

Shannon L. Alder
“If he emotionally cheated on you remember this before you take him back. It was a choice to do it and in his mind a chance for a better life than what you offered.”
Shannon L. Alder

Anthony Liccione
“The mind can fool the heart, as the heart can fool the mind.”
Anthony Liccione

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Nearly everyday life leans over and says, ‘Come on down!’ But standing at the bottom looking up, it’s finally dawned on me that it’s not these invitations that have dug this hole. Rather, it’s the fact that I accepted them.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The business of lying is transacted in the abode of the gullible.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“The most difficult lesson is not being bitter—that balancing you need to do so you don't become bitter, even as you cease being gullible.”
Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

Shannon L. Alder
“Love will drive you insane, but never let it drive you stupid or blind.”
Shannon L. Alder

Dan Skinner
“If you are inherently a good guy, which I think I am, you instinctively want to help people even before you know what their problem may be. Which, as I examine that notion, makes good guys sound gullible. Con artists look for good guys because of that built-in gullibility. If they're con artists that come in a sexually alluring package, a good guy can become a brainless idiot. Allow me to introduce myself.”
Dan Skinner, The Price of Dick

Andrew Levkoff
“You’d be surprised what people will accept once you insist two or three times running that they have seen what you tell them they have seen.”
Andrew Levkoff, A Mixture of Madness

“A scam is only a scam when it is discovered by the gullible that were taken in by the lure of making easy money in the first place.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“interview from Ross E. Cheit about The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children (Oxford University Press, February 2014).
In the foreword to your book you mention a book titled Satan’s Silence was the catalyst for your research. Tell us about that.

Cheit: Debbie Nathan and Michael Snedeker solidified the witch-hunt narrative in their 1995 book, Satan’s Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt, which included some of these cases. I was initially skeptical of the book’s argument for personal reasons. It seemed implausible to me that we had overreacted to child abuse because everything in my own personal history said we hadn’t. When I read the book closely, my skepticism increased. Satan’s Silence has been widely reviewed as meticulously researched. As someone with legal training, I looked for how many citations referred to the trial transcripts. The answer was almost none. Readers were also persuaded by long list of [presumably innocent] convicted sex offenders to whom they dedicated the book. If I’m dedicating a book to fifty-four people, all of whom I think have been falsely convicted, I’m going to mention every one of these cases somewhere in the book. Most weren’t mentioned at all beyond that dedication. The witch-hunt narrative is so sparsely documented that it’s shocking.”
Ross Cheit

“The first person you have to fool in any con game, is yourself.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Joyce Rachelle
“You're only naive once. Use it well.”
Joyce Rachelle

“Be bold in what you stand for and careful what you fall for”
Ruth Boorstin

Frank Bruni
“Although the Internet could be making all of us smarter, it makes many of us stupider, because it's not just a magnet for the curious. It's a sinkhole for the gullible. It renders everyone an instant expert. You have a degree? Well, I did a Google search!”
Frank Bruni

Jason Medina
“You shouldn’t believe everything that you see on TV or especially on the Internet. Seeing is not always believing anymore.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

“It doesn’t take a psychiatrist to notice that our president is mentally compromised.”
Bandy X. Lee, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

“We affect to laugh at the folly of those who put faith in nostrums, but are willing to see ourselves whether there is any truth in them.”
William Hazlitt 1778-1830

“Everything seemed possible back then. As the physical changes of adolescence took hold, I resolved to install a few changes of my own, fashion this clay into something sensational. And I had a whole stack of manuals to help me do it--such is the magic when books and naïvety collide. As far as I was concerned, if it was shelved in the nonfiction section, it was true. And it staggered me that this earth-shattering knowledge was gathering dust on a library shelf. Why did people read anything else? Didn't they realize that humans only use 10 percent of their brains? Hadn't they hard of the kid in Russia who could move salt shakers with his mind alone?”
Sanjiv Bhattacharya, Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy

Dexter Palmer
“They do think the world is some kind of science-fiction novel, then. Do you realize how fervently most people will believe in the promises of technology, even when those promises fly in the face of common sense?”
Dexter Palmer, The Dream of Perpetual Motion