Smug Quotes

Quotes tagged as "smug" (showing 1-11 of 11)
Julie Kagawa
“Ash and Puck shared a brief glance, and then Ash pushed himself off the wall to stand beside me. “Lead the way,” he said, nodding into the darkness. “We’ll be right behind you.”

“For the record,” Grimalkin stated as we ventured, single file, into the black, “I do not think this is a good idea. But, as no one listens to the cat anymore, I will have to wait until we are completely lost to say ‘I told you so.”
Julie Kagawa, The Iron Queen

Julie Kagawa
“Grimalkin yawned and licked his whiskers. 'Not dead,' he replied. 'Hardly dead. But she changed her name and appearance so many times, even the oldest fey would hardly remember her. She likes to keep a low profile, you know.' Puck frowned, knitting his bows together. 'Then how is it you remember her?' he demanded, sounding indignant. 'I am a cat,' purred Grimalkin.”
Julie Kagawa, The Iron King

Catherine Doyle
“I must be irresistible. You can’t stay away from me for more than twenty-four hours.”
Catherine Doyle, Inferno

Criss Jami
“Treat people like people. Beware of pity and patronization because in them, you can't see when you're unashamedly looking down on someone.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Dean Koontz
“How obvious can it be? ... The purpose of makeup is to defy the degradations of time, and time is just a synonym for death.”
Dean Koontz, False Memory

Rebecca McNutt
“Sadly, atheists are becoming everything they aren't supposed to be: obnoxious, oppressive, loud, pushy, smug, condescending and annoying. Since when did the definition of atheism become "an anti-religious person"? It's one thing to say "I don't believe in God because I see no proof in God. We'll just agree to disagree". It's another thing to make it your sworn duty to put down and berate religious people, to view them as primitive morons, to turn every conversation into a debate and to make it your mission to put forth this vision of a faith-free society fueled only by science and technology. This kind of oppression is against everything atheists stand for. Atheists believe in the freedom of choice, the choice to not be religious if one does not want to be. This does not mean being pushy or rude towards anybody else who has made their own choices to be religious. For some people, religion gives them a purpose, helps them cope with trauma and grief, gives them hope, gives them something to hold onto. So, as long as they aren't pushing their faith on others, why should atheists do the same thing to them?”
Rebecca McNutt

Pittacus Lore
“Smug, exhausted and dumb. He's just what I'd been hoping for.”
Pittacus Lore, Nine's Legacy

Marcel Proust
“M. de Charlus persisted in not replying. I thought I could see a smile flicker about his lips: the smile of the man who looks down from a great height on the characters and manners of lesser men.”
Marcel Proust, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

Kristen Henderson
“I wonder what became of you, your Johnny
Rotten skin, no Emerald City eyes.
You'd have been a beauty if you let inferiority
steam your glasses with its candor, sans laughter.”
Kristen Henderson

Kelly Batten
“I hate smug people.”
Ros laughed. “That you do. And so you’re using his phone. He’ll explode, you know.”
“Oh, it’ll be bad. ‘Cause I made all the phone calls on my list.”
There was a pause. “No. You didn’t.”
“I did.”
“Fifty-one phone calls on the off-limits phone?” “Yup.”
“Did you fall down the stairs or something? What is wrong with you?!”
Kelly Batten, One Day You'll Find Me