Insincerity Quotes

Quotes tagged as "insincerity" (showing 1-30 of 39)
J.D. Salinger
“I am always saying "Glad to've met you" to somebody I'm not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Edith Wharton
“The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!”
Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

Sigmund Freud
“Where the questions of religion are concerned people are guilty of every possible kind of insincerity and intellectual misdemeanor.”
Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion

George Orwell
“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.”
George Orwell, Politics and the English Language

Criss Jami
“Being nice merely to be liked in return nullifies the point.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Thomas Bernhard
“You've always lived a life of pretense, not a real life-- a simulated existence, not a genuine existence. Everything about you, everything you are, has always been pretense, never genuine, never real.”
Thomas Bernhard, Woodcutters

Criss Jami
“You can't let the truth bring out the worst and let it get the best of you.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Joseph Conrad
“I let him run on, this papier-maché Mephistopheles, and it seemed to me that if I tried I could poke my forefinger through him, and would find nothing inside but a little loose dirt, maybe.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Alberto Moravia
“When you aren't sincere you need to pretend, and by pretending you end up believing yourself; that's the basic principle of every faith.”
Alberto Moravia, The Time of Indifference

Criss Jami
“A sign of a lover of wisdom is his delight in not running his mouth about things he doesn't know.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Reif Larsen
“I had trouble listening to adults who didn't really mean anything that they said; it was as if their language poured into my ears only to drain right out a little spigot in the back of my head.”
Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

Criss Jami
“One who enjoys finding errors will then start creating errors to find.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Be willing to give, but only when you aren't expecting anything in return.”
Criss Jami, Healology

John Updike
“The difficulty with humorists is that they will mix what they believe with what they don’t—whichever seems likelier to win an effect.”
John Updike, Rabbit, Run

Criss Jami
“When you're appeasing too much, you might be egotistically over-estimating everyone's need for your approval.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“True cynics kill themselves. The rest are posers, trying to use clever sarcasm and snarky remarks to hide insecurity and the fear that if they put themselves out there, they will fail.”
Jewel, Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

Jane Austen
“Miss Bingley's congratulations to her brother, on his approaching marriage, were all that was affectionate and insincere.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“The dean put a finger to his chin as he studied this great and troubling mystery. The applicant’s response reeked of insincerity, like, “Have a nice day!” with all the friendly burned off. “Okay, Mr. Darlington. I’ll just be a minute.”
Michael Benzehabe

Criss Jami
“I appreciate a book intended to be judged by its cover. The insincere readers are often weeded out while the sincere readers remain curious.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Ernest Bramah
“It is a mark of insincerity of purpose to spend one's time in looking for the sacred Emperor in the low-class tea-shops.”
Ernest Bramah, Wallet of Kai Lung

Mehmet Murat ildan
“There are only two kinds of faces: Sincere and insincere!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Criss Jami
“A prophet is always underestimated, and part of what makes one a prophet is that he doesn't really mind it.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Criss Jami
“Every category has its snobs: music, books, movies. There are so many things a man is only pressured into liking or disliking.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Penny Reid
“Insincerity was taxing once you’d breathed the refreshing air of artless candor.”
Penny Reid, The Player and the Pixie

Criss Jami
“Men seek a great deal, but fatally close, albeit very different, is one's pride in proving oneself right with one's zeal for finding the truth.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Indifference is a pose. Underneath, a heart is beating.”
Marty Rubin

Amit Abraham
“The expression Gone To The Dogs needs to be changed to Gone To Humans Without a Conscience”
Amit Abraham

“When you say, 'I do,' you cannot be sincere, because you cannot know what you're doing. You may want some idea called 'being married' but you have no idea what being married will actually require of you. And so your sincerity and your strength of character don't really matter. If you are a morally weak person you can still marry. You don't have to wait until you're ready, because you're never ready. And so it is with 'I'm sorry.”
Eve Tushnet, Amends

Reham Khan
“My fierce, blind loyalty to those who were insincere to me was spotted by her early on. After I stood up in class to defend Nadia one day, the teacher took me out and gently explained why I needed to not take risks for other people. She tried to warn me that not all people were worthy of my earnest support, but I did not listen. The friend in question would later abandon me on all key junctures of my life. My H.E teacher had perhaps been through it herself, and could recognise the vulnerability behind my tough, practical joker exterior. But it would be thirty years before I learned to put myself first. We listen to people, but do we hear what they are saying?”
Reham Khan, Reham Khan

“Insincerity is so boring; speak from your heart.”
Marty Rubin

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