Show Off Quotes

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Terry Pratchett
“Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.”
Terry Pratchett, The Truth

“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”
Robert Hand

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't pretend to be what you're not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Toba Beta
“We need arrogant people who like showing off.
They can cover us from bullets in the line of fire.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The more you try to impress, the more you become depressed, and the more they get tired of your coercion. It doesn't make them love you, instead, they'll see you as a little child, trying to draw a senseless picture on a piece of paper, begging people to look at it and admire it by force. You can persuade someone to look at your face, but you can't persuade them to see the beauty therein.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Expensive clothing is a poor man’s attempt to appear prosperous.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Toba Beta
“Rookies tend to show off.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Amy Tan
“Why do you have to use me to show off? If you want to show off, then why don't you learn to play chess."
- Ch. 5”
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“You know you made it, when your friends tell their friends that you are their friend.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Toba Beta
“Wow..is there anything you can't do?”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Howard Mittelmark
The Puffer Fish: Wherein the author flaunts his vocabulary.

His father was IRA and his mother was Quebecois, and they had reliquished their mortal coils in the internecine conflagration that ended their conjoined separatist movement, IRA-Q. The appellation he was given by his progenitors was Ray O'Vaque ("Like the battery," he'd elucidate, with an adamantine stare that proscribed any mirth). In his years of incarceration, however, he had earned the sobriquet "Uncle Milty" for his piscine amatory habits.
He had been emancipated from the penitentiary for three weeks, and now his restless peregrinations had conveyed him to this liminal place, seeking compurgation in the permafrost of the hyperborean tundra, which was an apt analogue of the permafrost in his heart. He insinuated himself into the caravansary with nugatory expectations, which were confirmed by the exiguous provisions for comfort. But then the bartender looked up from laving the begrimed bar, his eyes growing luminous as he ejactulated, "Milt!”
Howard Mittelmark, How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them—A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“You know you made it, when people you know, tell people they know, that you know them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Abhijit Naskar
“Those who make no contributions to the society, show off with cars, motorcycles, credit cards and other meaningless material possessions.”
Abhijit Naskar, Operation Justice: To Make A Society That Needs No Law

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Hiding some people’s possessions would reveal the depth of their shallowness.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of the people who are showing off their speed are headed in the wrong direction.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is possible to be a bad person without anyone else knowing.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“One of the most common root causes of our unhappiness is our desire to give people who will get to see the house we live in, and/or the car or cars we drive, an idea of how much we earn, earned, or were allowed to borrow.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are sometimes humbled by the realization that, unlike their house, someone’s bank balance or paycheck is bigger than ours.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Amit Kalantri
“Swankiness get noticed but style get remembered.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people are blessed with a well-paid job, but are cursed with an irresistible urge to give others the impression that they are well paid, through things such as their clothes, car, and place of residence.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Shunya
“If beautiful flowers were edible, you would eat them stale because you would use fresh flowers for decoration and display. Life is like a rare beautiful flower which is edible. We spend most of it in displaying to others.”
Shunya

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of the things some people have are so expensive that you’d swear it is their maids, not them, who live where they live.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Every generation is undersupplied with people who publicize their failures but hide their successes, and oversupplied with those who do the opposite.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Lorena Cassady
“Charlie drove up before any of the other boys, substituting speed for style, and hit the curb. His right front tire fell off and the hub ground against the asphalt of the driveway, sending a shower of sparks into the sea of taffeta and chintz. Girls banged into each other like pool balls, trying to avoid bursting into flame.”
Lorena Cassady, Her Perilous Journey

“Occasionally we encounter a person whose personality is so effusive that they take over a room. They may not be the type of person everyone wants to resemble, but we enjoy watching them, and their presence uplifts us. An extrovert craves other people noticing and acknowledging their presence, they can never receive too much attention.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“If you really have to argue, do it to find better solution not to show off your intelligence.”
Praveen Daga

“Do not try to impress anyone by showing them how worthy you can be, always be yourself and let fate speak for you.”
Deborah Nwakwesili.

“I was accused of Mourning in the Graveyard!
Well the irony speaks for itself!”
Somya Kedia

Sarvesh Jain
“Feel rich, not just look rich.”
Sarvesh Jain

“- Jag vet precis vad du önskar av livet. En borgerlig fasad och en kulturell interiör. Ett ställe där du kan hänga dina djävla tavlor och låta dem beundras av vänner och bekanta innan du säljer dem till den impotenta överklassen.”
Bertil Schütt, En skuggboxares memoarer

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