Honest Quotes

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“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

John Green
“For a moment, she was quiet. Then she grabbed my hand, whispered, “Run run run run run,” and took off, pulling me behind her.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Dark Jar Tin Zoo
“To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken.
Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

Louis C.K.
“Fuck it... That's really the attitude that keeps a family together, it's not "we love each other", it's just "fuck it, man.”
Louis C.K.

“If you go, then I'll miss you.. terribly”
Julia Hoban, Willow

Terry Pratchett
“Always face what you fear. Have just enough money, never too much, and some string. Even if it’s not your fault, it’s your responsibility. Witches deal with things. Never stand between two mirrors. Never cackle. Do what you must do. Never lie, but you don’t always have to be honest. Never wish. Especially don’t wish upon a star, which is astronomically stupid. Open your eyes, and then open your eyes again.”
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Vera Nazarian
“In the kingdom of glass everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

John Bennardo
“I once bought my producer a case of Mountain Dew, his favorite soda, as a thank you for all he'd done for me. He was really surprised - his favorite drink is actually 7UP. But he complimented me for getting the color of the can right.”
John Bennardo, Just a Typo: The Cancellation of Celebrity Mo Riverlake

Thomas Jefferson
“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.”
Thomas Jefferson

Dan Ariely
“individuals are honest only to the extent that suits them (including their desire to please others)”
Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

“Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid.”
Captain Jack Sparrow

Toba Beta
“I respect those who don't secretly hate me.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Greta Garbo
“Why haven't I got a husband and children?" mused Greta Garbo to the Dutchess of Windsor, "I never met a man I could marry.”
Greta Garbo

Criss Jami
“Everyone judges constantly: positively judging one person is the same as negatively judging everyone else; it is to say that that person is superior in some sense.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Kamand Kojouri
“We reveal most about ourselves when we speak about others.”
Kamand Kojouri

Leo Tolstoy
“But every acquisition that is disproportionate to the labor spent on it is dishonest.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Marissa Meyer
“I can't tell if that was arrogant,” Ruby muttered, “Or just... you know, honest.”
“The two aren't mutually exclusive.”
Marissa Meyer, Renegades

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man. Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man. Any man who is afraid to have his doctrine investigated is not only a coward but a hypocrite.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Famous Speeches Complete

Toba Beta
“You can trust bad liars.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Pick a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families from losing their homes -- or jobs due to their companies moving to other countries. Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Jim Butcher
“...This is a place of learning where very few learn anything of value. That you, who have courage and intelligence, are held in contempt by most of your kind here because you have no sorcery... I have seen you protect others, though they consider you to be weaker than they. I have seen a very few decent people, like the boy we took from the tower. I have seen women trade pleasure for coin to feed their children, and others do the same so that they could ignore their children while making themselves foolish with wines and powders. I have seen men who labor as long as the sun is up go home to wives who hold them in contempt for never being there. I have seen men beat and use those whom they should protect, even their own children. I have seen your kind place others of their own in slavery. I have seen them fighting to be free of the same. I have seen men of the law betray it, men who hate the law be kind. I have seen gentle defenders, sadistic healers, creators of beauty scorned while craftsmen of destruction are worshiped. Your Kind, Aleran, are the most vicious and gentle, most savage and noble, most treacherous and loyal, most terrifying and fascinating creatures I have ever seen.”
Jim Butcher, Academ's Fury

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When I’m at the bottom looking up, the main question may not be ‘how do I get out of this hole?’ In reality, the main question might be ‘how do I get rid of the shovel that I used to dig it?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, A View from the Front Porch: Encounters with Life and Jesus

Toba Beta
“I hate when you have to smile for me..
so nice if you'd do that spontaneously.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Art Rios
“Having less stuff is great. You will have fewer things to clean, maintain, fix, pay for, worry about, and obsess over. Best of all, the less you have, the more space and freedom you have. The more freedom you have, the easier life becomes. And the easier life becomes, the more pleasurable it can be.”
Art Rios, Let's Talk: ...about Making Your Life Exciting, Easier, and Exceptional

Felicia Martin
“A statement of truth, and that is:

Everything I have accomplished is Thanks to the Lord above, and without him my success would have been impossible.”
Felicia Martin, Floetry: Flowing Like Poetry

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