Superficial Quotes

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Kurt Cobain
“I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships.”
Kurt Cobain

Charles Bukowski
“I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get.”
Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

“I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can can see through all of life's illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


I was born the day
I thought:
What is?
What was?
What if?

I was transformed the day
My ego shattered,
And all the superficial, material
Things that mattered
To me before,
Suddenly ceased
To matter.

I really came into being
The day I no longer cared about
What the world thought of me,
Only on my thoughts for
Changing the world.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Vera Nazarian
“The desert and the ocean are realms of desolation on the surface.

The desert is a place of bones, where the innards are turned out, to desiccate into dust.

The ocean is a place of skin, rich outer membranes hiding thick juicy insides, laden with the soup of being.

Inside out and outside in. These are worlds of things that implode or explode, and the only catalyst that determines the direction of eco-movement is the balance of water.

Both worlds are deceptive, dangerous. Both, seething with hidden life.

The only veil that stands between perception of what is underneath the desolate surface is your courage.

Dare to breach the surface and sink.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Oscar Wilde
“People say sometimes that Beauty is superficial. That may be so. But at least it is not so superficial as Thought is. To me, Beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Donna Lynn Hope
“People care much more for how things look than how things are.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Jess C. Scott
“Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime—if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more—was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside.”
Jess C Scott, The Other Side of Life

“A woman who holds her head up too high, is trying to breathe from her own pollution.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Iveta Cherneva
“For the longest time I couldn't understand the meaning of the cliche "being compatible" - whether about a lover, colleague, team mate or friend. I now get it. There is so much more behind this superficial nauseatingly-pragmatic diplomatic phrase -- it goes deep down to the true essence of someone, how they see the world, how they see and position themselves, how prepared/capable they are to back you, whether they can understand who you are and if they are prepared to break walls for you. Anything else is details.”
Iveta Cherneva

“True beauty is measured by the number of pearls within you, not those around your neck.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“I was transformed the day
My ego shattered,
And all the superficial, material
Things that mattered
To me before,
Suddenly ceased
To matter.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Donna Tartt
“There is nothing wrong with the love of Beauty. But Beauty -unless she is wed to something more meaningful -is always superficial”
Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Assegid Habtewold
“When we generalize and judge people quickly without taking ample time, we've chosen a shortcut. It's superficial of us, and a lack of wisdom.”
Assegid Habtewold, The 9 Cardinal Building Blocks: For continued success in leadership

Criss Jami
“Gloating is a superficial glowing, floating is an idle flowing, and bloatedness is the paralysis of blowing up; because silent movement results in loud victories.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Khayri R.R. Woulfe
“Often, the best gifts we would ever receive in life are wrapped in the worst packages.”
Khayri R.R. Woulfe

Prem Jagyasi
“Remember, just because you have discovered your true values, you don’t get the right to offend the values of others around you, no matter how superficial they might seem.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

Casey Renee Kiser
“Yes, I find it difficult
to smile in this superficial circus,
Just not for the same reason they do-
Find true beauty in your purpose”
Casey Renee Kiser, Darkness Plays Favorites

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“The actions of an adult are clearly distinguishable from that of a baby. He clears every doubt without a doubt thereby proving beyond all reasonable and unreasonable doubts that his maturity is not superficial.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu

Abhijit Naskar
“Superficiality breeds insecurity, simplicity breeds contentment.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Call The People: My World My Responsibility

C.A.A. Savastano
“Human beings are so much more than mere color. If we cannot see beyond superficial differences we do not perceive our endless similarities.”
C.A.A. Savastano

“Reject the fake life. Reject the life of the fraud. Reject the persona life, the masked life. Stop faking it. Stop living in bad faith. Shatter the false ceiling. Become who you are. Become authentic. Get active. Get real. Get going.”
Thomas Stark, The Book of Thought: Mind Matters

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The soul starves in the excesses of the body.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Joost A.M. Meerloo
“The slow coercion of hypocrisy, of traditions in our culture that have a levelling effect - these things change us. We crave excitement, hair-raising stories, sensation. We search for situations that create superficial fear to cover up inner anxieties. We like to escape into the irrational because we dislike the challence of self-study and self-thinking.”
Joost A.M. Meerloo, The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing

Alan Philips, The Age of Ideas: Unlock Your Creative Potential

Andrena Sawyer
“Never judge a book by its cover. At first glance, even Jesus appeared unimpressive.”
Andrena Sawyer

Rasmenia Massoud
“Her metamorphosis, once complete, would let her belong. Her superficial cocoon. An escape route from awkward. A life boat to acceptance.”
Rasmenia Massoud, Tied Within

“Their plastic smiles were so deeply ingrained it would probably take an elite demolition team to remove them.”
Mike Hockney, The Millionaires' Death Club

“If you inhabit a role too well and too long you start to become that role. You have lost yourself. The man who always wears a mask becomes the mask. There is no longer a real face under the mask, just a ghastly blank where a human soul once was. We live in a Persona World, a world of masks where everyone is faking it. What is more fake than social media?”
Joe Dixon, The Irresistible Rise of Mediocre Man: The War On Excellence

John M. Sheehan
“Ever failing” comments will catch you off guard, causing you to be a follower and not a leader. “Ever failing” will influence you to make the wrong decisions, cause your day to become clouded, and before long, it will steal away your value as an employee, as a leader, and your position in life.”
John M. Sheehan

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