Niceness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "niceness" (showing 1-30 of 31)
Andy Rooney
“I'd be more willing to accept religion, even if I didn't believe it, if I thought it made people nicer to each other but I don't think it does.”
Andy Rooney, Sincerely, Andy Rooney

Tom Giaquinto
“We change the world a little each day with our kindness.”
Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human

Maria Semple
“Those East Coast rich kids are a different breed, on a fast track to nowhere. Your friends in Seattle are downright Canadian in their niceness. None of you has a cell phone. The girls wear hoodies and big cotton underpants and walk around with tangled hair and smiling, adorned backpacks. Do you know how absolutely exotic it is that you haven’t been corrupted by fashion and pop culture? A month ago I mentioned Ben Stiller, and do you remember how you responded? ‘Who’s that?’ I loved you all over again.”
Maria Semple, Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Deb Caletti
“This is what happens when nice people are pushed too far. We give too many chances, and so when we've finally had enough, we are well and truly done. When a nice person shuts a door on you, it's shut for good.”
Deb Caletti, He's Gone

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Kindness is a magical spell—performed by enlightened beings—meant to enchant hearts and lift weary souls that they might fly.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Criss Jami
“No matter how kind you are, always expect a few imbeciles.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Taylor Swift
“I don’t compare myself to anyone else; I don’t make comments about anyone else because they do what feels right for them, and that’s okay by me.”
Taylor Swift

Samuel R. Delany
“they were nice in a useless sort of way, which is, after all, the only way to be truly nice.”
Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren

Hester Browne
“I'm not that nice," I said. People were always telling me how nice I was. You'd think it would be a compliment, but it was amazing how sometimes it just felt like a kinder way of saying "blah." "I just keep my horrible side well hidden.”
Hester Browne, The Runaway Princess

Molly Ringle
“You’re being nicer to me than I've been to you lately," I said.
"Yes, I am. But then, Hitler was nicer to Poland than you've been to me lately.”
Molly Ringle, What Scotland Taught Me

Kamand Kojouri
“Don't let a cruel word escape your mouth. There's no greater sin than breaking a heart.”
Kamand Kojouri

Stefan Molyneux
“No mean person is mean all the time. The whole point of being mean is to fluctuate so that you can hold out the hope for someone. So someone will hold out the hope that they're gonna catch you on the sunny side or that you're gonna be nice this time. The tyranny is inconsistency. Somebody thats consistently mean is something that is pretty easy to sort out. The reality is that the meanest people can be wonderful sometimes. That's the whole point of meanness because otherwise it's too obvious. It's the niceness that gets you trapped in the dysfunction. That is the problem and so the fact that you have this belief that there is hope in the relationship is foundational to the dysfunction.”
Stefan Molyneux

Rachel Caine
“She's nice when it suits her. That doesn't mean she's nice.”
Rachel Caine, Midnight Alley

Robin Benway
“I'm very nice. I'm nice to everyone who deserves my niceness. -Emmy”
Robin Benway, Emmy & Oliver

Lianne Oelke
“This is why I can't talk to parents. They think you can get friends in high school the way you get chips from a vending machine. Put in a little niceness, and some kid pops out ready to double-check your homework and paint your nails at a slumber party. Niceness is not a valid currency in high school.”
Lianne Oelke, Nice Try, Jane Sinner

عبد الكريم بكار
“Try to find the nicest phrases and words while talking to your parents and be creative because whatever you say, it is not enough”
د.عبدالكريم بكّار

Nenia Campbell
“Now there's a girl I don't want to mess with' — or at least, that's what I would think if I had a chronic fear of freakishly nice people.”
Nenia Campbell, Fearscape

Melissa DeCarlo
“Nick can do a pretty good nice, but it's not the real deal. His is a thin, watery nice, a niceness-au-jus drizzled over a great big asshole sandwich.”
Melissa DeCarlo, The Art of Crash Landing

Wang Anyi
“Being extra nice to someone can be a form of manipulation--kindness is an exercise of power in its own right.”
Wang Anyi, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai

Ellery Queen
“If it pains you to discover that a Nice Man can be a crumbum, Tom, it's life you've got to object to, not Percy in particular.”
Ellery Queen, The Player on the Other Side

Michel Houellebecq
“He trusted that I would have a very pleasant stay: it was so peaceful, and the meals were delicious. As he said it, I realized that he was expressing not just a belief, but a hope, because he was one of those people, and you don't see them every day, who take an instinctive pleasure in the happiness of their fellow men – that he was, in other words, a nice guy.”
Michel Houellebecq, Soumission

Jean Kwok
“Avevo perso gran parte del mio interesse per i cosmetici. Non che avessi smesso di preoccuparmi del mio aspetto, anzi, ma non riuscivo a comprendere sino in fondo come si potesse risultare simpatica o bella. Non capivo come funzionavano queste cose.”
Jean Kwok, Girl in Translation

Amanda Craig
“Just about the worst thing an artist can do is to try and be a nice person.”
Amanda Craig, A Vicious Circle

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Imagine the greatness this world would know if kindness were as contagious and enduring as the common cold.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Neighbor: the nicest enemy you will ever get”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

D.A. Carson
“Forbearance and genuine tenderheartedness are much tougher than niceness, and sometimes…tough love is confrontational (p. 54).”
D.A. Carson, Love in Hard Places

Matthew Quick
“I am practicing being kind instead of right.”
Matthew Quick , The Silver Linings Playbook

Donna Goddard
“It's easy to be nice to people who don't mean that much to us. But if something matters to us, we will fight to make it work in our favour. Do we even know what is in our favour?”
Donna Goddard, Waldmeer

“kindness always brings smile”
Utpal Dutta

Paula Hawkins
“Cathy's a nice person, in a forceful sort of way. She makes you notice her niceness.”
Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train

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