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Compliments Quotes

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There are only three things women need in life:
food,
water, and compliments.
- Chris Rock

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I am not always happy with the compliments Estonia has received.
- Lennart Meri

When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths,
it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
- Sun Tzu

I want to give my compliments to Australia.
Ever since your government paid a few million dollars
for a Jackson Pollack painting,
I figure that it must be a marvellous country.
- Morton Feldman

 

It was the nearest to a casualty on the Spray in her whole course,
so far as I know.
The young man having come on board with compliments
made the mishap most embarrassing.
- Joshua Slocum

Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them,
they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do.
- Samuel Richardson

I don't take compliments so well.
I always hang my head and shuffle and kind of try to immediately forget.
- Laurie Anderson

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A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself.
- Elbert Hubbard

At the conclusion of my argument I received very high
compliments from the Chief Justice and later from other of the Judges.
What they said I do not care to repeat.
- William Henry Moody

Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
- Thomas Fuller

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as
you become uninterested in money,
compliments, or publicity.
- Thomas Wolfe

I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes,
and to simmer gently for twenty more.
- Alice James

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism
and advice instead of compliments,
he forgets that it was not his good judgment,
but his charming manners, that won her heart.
- Helen Rowland

I don't take compliments very easily.
I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.
- James Taylor

I've received a lot of compliments.
People come right up to me on the street.
They recognize me.
- Harry Dean Stanton

I can take criticisms but not compliments.
- James Taylor

There are so many questions to be answered and so many
personal compliments that we appreciate so very much.
- Eydie Gorme

Being compared to Ian Thorpe, that could be one of
the greatest compliments you could ever get in swimming -
being compared to him and Mark Spitz.
- Michael Phelps

I never get tired of hearing compliments.
- John Lithgow

In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing
and what the drummer is doing,
what the pianist and the guitarist is doing,
and then you play something that compliments that,
so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead.
- David Amram

I like to have my hand on every single plate that goes out.
It's really a good feeling when someone compliments your meal,
and you had everything to do with making it.
It's very rewarding.
- Bill Dickey

I am not accustomed to pay fulsome compliments to the English,
by telling them that they are superior to all the world;
but this I can say,
that they do not deserve the name of cowards.
- Richard Cobden

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

Everybody likes a compliment.
- Abraham Lincoln

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
- Victor Hugo

I really lack the words to compliment myself today.
- Alberto Tomba

Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.
- William Feather

To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.
- Herman Melville

So when they come around and say they want to do our stuff in America,
it's compliment really.
- Sean Booth

If my clothing does stand out, then I guess it's a compliment,
but I just wear whatever feels comfortable.
- Shania Twain

If you can find collaborators whose strengths compliment your own,
the result can be more than the sum of its authors.
- Walter Jon Williams

I know from the middle distance I give off the look of being prolific,
which is a funny compliment to receive.
- Joseph Epstein

When a man makes a woman his wife, it's the highest
compliment he can pay her,
and it's usually the last.
- Helen Rowland

For me, it's a compliment to be compared with Marilyn,
the unforgettable actress, the most beautiful one of all.
But, curves aside, we have very little in common.
- Eva Herzigova

I refuse the compliment that I think like a man,
thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
- Clare Boothe Luce

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment
to be called an agnostic.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -
that is all that agnosticism means.
- Clarence Darrow

We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick.
We regard that as a compliment.
- Margaret Thatcher

Good, bad mediocre or whatever it is,
if a director wants me in his movie,
I take it as a compliment.
- Scott Caan

I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere,
to sincere criticism.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

The best compliment I ever had is, one day I was in Nashville,
some disc jockey said, Hey, that sounds like a Tom T. Hall song.
Up until then there hadn't been any such thing.
- Tom T. Hall

It is a great compliment to go out and be recognized.
Although, because I basically go home and go to work,
there isn't much opportunity for that kind of thing to happen.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it.
We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his
superiority whenever we lie to him.
- Samuel Butler

And if people come up and say they like the movies you're in,
it's a great compliment.
- Jason Statham

The fact of the matter is that everybody treats me
pretty much as one of the boys,
which I take as a great compliment.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The big compliment came from the beer drinkers who didn't know me.
They wouldn't drink or move when I sang.
If they had their glasses in mid-air,
the glasses wouldn't come down.
- Ethel Waters

Nothing is more effective than sincere,
accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.
- Bill Walsh

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics,
and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.
- Henry Fielding

Actually, I take it as a compliment.
Diva is a derivative of divine.
That's quite a title to carry around.
- Calista Flockhart

Anytime anybody impersonates you, it's a great compliment.
- Robert Wagner

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions -
the little,
soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile,
a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Truth is simply a compliment paid to sentences seen to be paying their way.
- Richard Rorty

To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment,
but I don't think it's necessarily deserved.
- Sidney Poitier

The rich are always advising the poor,
but the poor seldom return the compliment.
- Lord Chesterfield

I want to compliment The Heritage Foundation for its
work on behalf of a strong national defense.
- Don Nickles

Players very widely disagree with me about what's hard and what's easy.
and in a way, 'I won, but it was a fight' is the best
compliment a game can receive.
- Graham Nelson

There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique
compliment to a straight truth -
if the latter were unflattering.
- Minna Antrim

When I got finished, Gershwin paid me the ultimate compliment.
He said, 'Boy, even I couldn't do that.'
- Burton Lane

A girl's got to do what she's got to do to make somebody pay her a compliment.
If that means moaning 'til the cows come home,
then so be it.
- Cat Deeley

The world have payed too great a compliment to critics,
and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
- Henry Fielding

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
- George MacDonald

Being taken for granted can be a compliment.
It means that you've become a comfortable,
trusted element in another person's life.
- Joyce Brothers

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people
would misspell my name and call me Brain.
That's like a free compliment and you don't even gotta be smart to notice it.
- Mitch Hedberg

If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

I've been sampled so much and I'm glad it's happened,
it's a great compliment.
- Roy Ayers

If something is successful with the audience,
it's automatically suspect; the reverse is to say that
not to reach audiences is the greatest compliment an artist can receive!
- Carlisle Floyd

I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters.
It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward.
Art should always be an exchange.
- Nick Cave

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality.
It's how true friends talk.
- Peggy Noonan

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
- George Eliot

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say
that I work hard every day,
that I never dog it.
- Wayne Gretzky


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