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Strangers Quotes

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At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Sad Feeling-Down Philosophy

Fear makes strangers of people
who would otherwise be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

 

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
- Alan King

If you are a gay couple living in Alabama,
you know one thing: your family has no standing under the law;
and it can and will be violated by strangers.
- Andrew Sullivan

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People say New Yorkers can't get along.
Not true.
I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers,
sharing a cab.
One guy took the tires and the radio;
the other guy took the engine.
- David Letterman

One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it.
With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers,
completely cut off from our habits and friends.
- Jean Cocteau

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
- Alan Ladd

Do your work for six years; but in the seventh,
go into solitude or among strangers,
so that the memory of your friends does not hinder
you from being what you have become.
- Leo Szilard

So I think rather than being attracted so much now
to working with my heroes,
I'm sort of more attracted to working with completely
unlikely strangers because it's more exciting really.
- Neil Finn

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.
- William Butler Yeats

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion;
but when he barks at strangers,
it is patriotism!
- David Starr Jordan

When strangers start acting like neighbors...
communities are reinvigorated.
- Ralph Nader

Happiness grows at our own firesides,
and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
- Douglas William Jerrold

I think reading Shakespeare's plays when I was young was extremely important.
He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive.
- Rita Dove

As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers.
As parents and grandparents, our message must change
with technology to include strangers on the Internet.
- Judy Biggert

To see and be acquainted with strangers,
in especial with men in honour and authority.
- Thomas Cavendish

It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others.
I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers.
That's why we're here, after all, to help others.
- Carol Burnett

Good things happen when you meet strangers.
- Yo-Yo Ma

The funny thing is, strangers still seem to feel comfortable
coming up to me and saying things,
but now usually it's because they recognize me,
and they say nice things.
- Todd Solondz

And if strangers come to supper they shall be served
with more according as they have need.
- Robert Grosseteste

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure,
yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions
that strangers may cast on her character.
- George Santayana

There are no strangers on Christmas Eve.
- Adele Comandini

Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him.
- Phaedrus

Soon the child learns that there are strangers,
and ceases to be a child.
- Max Muller

I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't
decided to be less compassionate to strangers.
- Armistead Maupin

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers,
who begin to interest us at first sight,
somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh,
Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh,
and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun.
- Jerry Seinfeld

Our people, though capable of strong and durable feeling,
were not demonstrative in their affection at any time,
least of all in the presence of guests or strangers.
- Charles Eastman

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
- George Sand

Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our
physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing,
discussing and solving our real problems.
- Martha Beck

Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends.
But, there's nothing like looking at your own history
in the faces of your friends.
- Ani DiFranco

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers,
it shows he is a citizen of the world.
- Francis Bacon

On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes
strangers of people who should be friends.
- Shirley MacLaine

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
- Tennessee Williams

More men than women like 'Strangers With Candy'.
Pretty girls don't like the show.
They don't like to see an ugly lady.
- Amy Sedaris

It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this
question out of doors with friends or strangers,
that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war.
- Richard Cobden

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin.
Economics and art are strangers.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

When people ask me what I do, strangers on a plane,
perhaps, I tell them that I think.
Thinking is excellent exercise, as much as swimming or jogging.
- Tom Glazer

I have health.
I have a wonderful support system.
I have the admiration of millions of strangers,
which I do not underestimate.
- Kathleen Turner

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies,
telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and
major stresses of your lives.
- Marilyn Ferguson

I looked in the audience.
There were no strangers.
Everybody was singing and cheering and hugging.
That was a beautiful picture to look at.
- Celine Dion

But they who give straight judgements to strangers
and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just,
for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.
- Hesiod

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and
sit together in the dark,
like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries,
dreaming the same dream in unison.
- Angela Carter

In response to the challenge of strangers,
sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community's
armed might as well as its pride of place and clan.
- John Thorn

I don't date guys that I just meet randomly.
I don't feel comfortable meeting strangers.
- Ali Landry

For me, there are no my people and strangers,
no bad people and good people.
All people are equal for me.
- Viktor Yanukovych

Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers,
and most of us are always strangers to other people.
- Bill Moyers

Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers,
are the bond that keeps most families alive.
- Stella Benson

I want to speak, to sing to total strangers.
It's my way of talking to the world.
- Adrian Mitchell

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well
to realize you're really strangers.
- Mary Tyler Moore

I have always done films with friends rather than strangers.
- Sanjay Dutt

The first band I was in, I think was called The Strangers.
I got the sack because I was too small!
- Noel Redding

I can only point out a curious fact.
Year after year the Nobel Awards bring a moment of
happiness not only to the recipients,
not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients,
but even to strangers.
- Alfred Day Hershey

How many wives have been forced by the death of well-intentioned
but too protective husbands to face reality late in life,
bewildered and frightened because they were strangers to it!
- Hortense Odlum

I'd rather hang out with five people that I love than
with 400 strangers at a club who are all doing the
up-and-down inspection thing.
They appraise everybody from head to toe -
the outfit,
the handbag, the shoes, how much they weigh...
I can't stand it!
- Sophia Bush

But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud
is even more prevalent in today's world because of
the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for
instant communication with strangers.
- Armistead Maupin

Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense
that there's a certain formality there which allows
me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing
to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life.
- Suzanne Vega

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute,
don't accept, because you will lose one friend;
on the other hand,
if two strangers come with the same request,
accept because you will gain one friend.
- Saint Augustine

For this reason, strangers are not really conceived as individuals,
but as strangers of a particular type:
the element of distance is no less general in regard
to them than the element of nearness.
- Georg Simmel

I'm hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers.
I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings.
I would love to do those for the rest of my career -
they are so fun and witty.
- Louise Jameson

If these men decided that they have to go in there and fight,
I want them to send their own children and grandchildren.
I want them to not send a bunch of strangers' kids
in there to fight and die.
- F. Murray Abraham

Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves,
their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues.
Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves -
so how can we know anyone else?
- Sydney J. Harris

But, sir, they have written me down upon the history
of the country as worthy of expulsion,
and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all
future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers.
- Preston Brooks

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself;
the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances
to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

It's awkward: Here you are with most of your clothes
off in bed with this person who you've really just met.
You're strangers to each other's bodies and you're
coming together for the first time in front of all these people.
- Sheryl Lee

One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion
of great amusement on the part of the prisoners,
as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of
ice to show these strangers from the tropics.
- Lewis Tappan

Suddenly you're surrounded by strangers who want something from you.
The thing is, they don't know what they want,
and you don't know what they want, unless it's an autograph,
and you just sort of stand there grinning at one another.
- Parker Stevenson


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