Human Behaviour Quotes

Quotes tagged as "human-behaviour" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Robert Galbraith
“Couples tended to be of roughly equivalent personal attractiveness, though of course factors such as money often seemed to secure a partner of significantly better looks than oneself.”
Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo's Calling

Israelmore Ayivor
“I think this is one bad side of a mirror; it helps us to see the reflection of the effects of our own actions on ourselves. We smile and it smiles back to us, we frown and it frowns to us. How I wish it shows us the reflections of the effects of our actions on other people as well so that we will be conscious!”
Israelmore Ayivor

Dianna Hardy
“’d be amazed at the grand tales the human brain will throw up to make sense of something nonsensical.”
Dianna Hardy, Cry Of The Wolf

Michael Bassey Johnson
“What every man should desire is an ugly woman with a beautiful heart, not a beautiful woman with an ugly heart.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“When you hand good people possibility, they do great things.”
Biz Stone, Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind

Orson Scott Card
“The selective voluntary blindness of human beings allows them to ignore the moral consequences of their choices. It has been one of the species' most valuable traits, in terms of the survival of any particular human community.”
Orson Scott Card, Pathfinder

J.D. Salinger
“People always clap for the wrong things.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

John le Carré
“But gossip must see its characters
in black and white, equip them with
sins and motives easily conveyed in
the shorthand of conversation.”
John le Carré, Call for the Dead

Israelmore Ayivor
“How often you impress people when you have nothing and how often you oppress them when you have everything is what defines your real character!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

M.H. Rakib
“Disgusting are not men but their behaviours.”
M.H. Rakib

Richard K. Morgan
“There's a sameness to streetlife. On every world I've ever been, the same underlying patterns play out, flaunt and vaunt, buy and sell, like some distilled essence of human behavior seeping out from whatever clanking political machine has been dropped on it from above.”
Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon

Agatha Christie
“Human nature is always interesting... And it's curious to see how certain types always tend to act in exactly the same way." - Miss Marple, The Herb of Death, Pg. 167”
Agatha Christie, The Thirteen Problems

M.H. Rakib
“It's a bitter truth but we humans are the only creature in this universe who not only fed up with things but also by other human beings.”
M.H. Rakib, The Cavalier

Bill Bryson
“It is often said that what sets Shakespeare apart is his ability to illuminate the workings of the soul and so on, and he does that superbly, goodness knows, but what really characterizes his work - every bit of it, in poems and plays and even dedications, throughout every portion of his career - is a positive and palpable appreciation of the transfixing power of language. A Midsummer Night's Dream remains an enchanting work after four hundred years, but few could argue that it cuts to the very heart of human behaviour. What it does is take, and give, a positive satisfaction in the joyous possibilities of verbal expression.”
Bill Bryson, Shakespeare: The World as Stage

Ryan Lilly
“I like to go to Starbucks and watch the intellectuals. I observe them and their intellectualness. They in turn observe me drinking coffee and being a creeper.”
Ryan Lilly, Write like no one is reading

Margaret Mead
“One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal an get away with it.”
Margaret Mead

Terry Pratchett
“Historians have pointed out that it is in times of plenty that people feel like going to war. In times of famine they're simply trying to find enough to eat. When they've just enough to go round they tend to be polite. But when a banquet is spread before them, it's time to argue over the place settings.”
Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

Idries Shah
“Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza
Substitute for law, which is a substitute for justice.”
Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

“People who understand human behavior and personality tend to find flaws in every next person they meet, analyze their actions and develop bit sociopath nature.”

Ruth Rendell
“People are different in reality from the way you've seen them while making scenarios in your mind. For one thing, they're less consistent. They surprise you all the time.”
Ruth Rendell, The Water's Lovely

“Nobody else can be a better critic of yours than your enemy, who hates you to the core.
He will speculate your work minutely to find out your mistakes to let you down, the more he lets you down, the more you will excel.
And your true victory will be the day he praises your work.

The only condition is, you have to be negatively positive and positively negative to provide the comments and compliments, a space in your heart and mind, respectively.”

“All of us, have our antenna up for people who might harm us in one way or another, not just people who might hurt us physically, but also for people who might treat us unfairly, take advantage of us, cheat us or fail to do their share. And we react very strongly to be misleading by other people, is part of human nature, to guard against being hurt and exploited.”
Mark Leary, Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

“Jealousy is a general human behavior,
Until it's not changed.”

Hermann Hesse
“Every day you are apt to see someone whom you thought you knew through and through do something that proves how little you really know people or can be certain about anything.”
Hesse Hermann

“Do we have to say goodnight? It just feels so final.... And then it feels like I HAVE to go to sleep, and then I just can't...”
Coco Moodysson, Never Goodnight

Lukasz Laniecki
“Young adults rebel against the pre-invented/ packaged world, but sooner or later they stop and they also become proponents of the tried and true.”
Lukasz Laniecki, You Have The Right Not To Make Your Parents Proud. A Book Of Quotes

Helen Garner
“But does psychological sophistication override a sense that some actions are just plain bad? How much of human behaviour, in the end, can one understand?”
Helen Garner

Charlotte Brontë
“Two hot, close rooms thus became my world; and a crippled old woman, my mistress, my friend, my all. Her service was my duty - her pain, my suffering - her relief, my hope - her anger, my punishment - her regard, my reward.”
Charlotte Brontë