Rumor Quotes

Quotes tagged as "rumor" (showing 1-30 of 47)
Criss Jami
“A rumor is a social cancer: it is difficult to contain and it rots the brains of the masses. However, the real danger is that so many people find rumors enjoyable. That part causes the infection. And in such cases when a rumor is only partially made of truth, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where the information may have gone wrong. It is passed on and on until some brave soul questions its validity; that brave soul refuses to bite the apple and let the apple eat him. Forced to start from scratch for the sake of purity and truth, that brave soul, figuratively speaking, fully amputates the information in order to protect his personal judgment. In other words, his ignorance is to be valued more than the lie believed to be true.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

George Eliot
“People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

“Never judge someone's character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

William Shakespeare
“Rumour is a pipe
Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures
And of so easy and so plain a stop
That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,
The still-discordant wavering multitude,
Can play upon it.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2

Toba Beta
“If humor and rumor are needed more than faith and truth,
then it tells me something about the kind of world we live today.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Richard Brinsley Sheridan
“Tale-bearers are as bad as the tale-makers.”
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal

Patricia Briggs
“Rumor exaggerates.”
Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood
tags: rumor

William Shakespeare
“Enter RUMOUR, painted full of tongues."

[Stage direction, Henry IV, Part 2, Induction]”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2

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

William Shakespeare
"Upon my tongues continual slanders ride,
The which in every language I pronounce,
Stuffing the ears of men with false reports.”
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2

Jay Asher
“Pero es más que sólo un arañazo. Es un puñetazo en el estómago y una bofetada en la cara. Es una puñalada en la espalda porque preferiste creer los falsos rumores que lo que sabías que era verdad.”
Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why
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Pawan Mishra
“On the first floor, the first rule of a rumor was humor.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Tanaz Bhathena
“The trouble with rumors was that they had the tendency to stick. To coat over your logic like tea stains on teeth. What was even more troublesome was that there had been times in the past when they turned out to be accurate.”
Tanaz Bhathena, A Girl Like That

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

“Knowledge is only a rumor until it is in the muscle.”
Papua New Guinea Proverb

Neena H. Brar
“Being rich and powerful does that to you. You don’t get a chance to offer any clarification because people dare not ask you a thing. They would prefer to hear someone else’s half truth, then make up the other half, and then whisper a twisted version in someone else’s ear. The whole matter gets distorted in no time, so much so, that it no longer resembles the actual facts.”
Neena H. Brar, Tied to Deceit

Jim Corbett
“Hundreds of false rumors of alleged attacks by the man-eater were brought to us, entailing endless miles of walking, but this was only to be expected, for in an area in which an established man-eater is operating everyone suspects their own shadows, and every sound heard at night is attributed to the man-eater.”
Jim Corbett, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

Sue Grafton
“The cold hard truth will fall on stony ground, whereas your all-around trashy rumor will flourish like a weed.”
Sue Grafton, Y is for Yesterday

Peggy Webb
“After all, he was human, in spite of rumors to the contrary.”
Peggy Webb, The Mona Lucy

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“When an uninstructed multitude attempts to see with its eyes, it is exceedingly apt to be deceived. When, however, it forms its judgment, as it usually does, on the intuitions of its great and warm heart, the conclusions thus attained are often so profound and so unerring as to possess the character of truth supernaturally revealed.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“Start a rumor about
peace taking over,
love being the new black,
and compassion going viral.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Lilian Jackson Braun
“spread the rumor and, before anyone knows, it's a fact”
Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Went Bananas
tags: rumor

“No other evil we know is faster than Rumor, thriving on speed and becoming stronger by running. Small and timid at first, then borne on a light air, she flits over ground while hiding her head on a cloud-top.”
Virgil, The Aeneid
tags: rumor

Katie McGarry
“Hearsay, even from the people I love, doesn't equate to gospel truth.”
Katie McGarry, Chasing Impossible

Eraldo Banovac
“A rumor spreads easily over a large distance.”
Eraldo Banovac

C.J. Tudor
“None of it was true but rumors are like germs. They spread and multiply almost in a breath and before you know it, everyone is contaminated.”
C.J. Tudor, The Chalk Man

Jeffrey Eugenides
“Though she carried on few extended conversations, we got an idea of her state of mind from the little that got back to us of the little she said.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

Lois Greiman
“In 50 years it won't matter if he's handsome, ugly, or dumb as a post, just try to find someone who don't make you want to shove a pitchfork up his nose.”
Lois Greiman, Unscrewed


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