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Superficiality Quotes

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The externals are important but I'm not interested in superficiality.
- Kyan Douglas

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century,
and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

You must renounce all superficiality,
all convention, all vanity and delusion.
- Gustav Mahler

Our enemy is by tradition our savior,
in preventing us from superficiality.
- Joyce Carol Oates

 

Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases
of the twentieth century,
and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
- Ross Perot

I am all right when I work.
I am not superficial and I am not ungrateful.
- Brigitte Bardot

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The kinds of shows that seem to work now,
the comedy shows, are those which require very little attention.
They're superficial and I like articulate comedy.
- Mary Tyler Moore

The judge is forced for the most part to reach his
audience through the medium of the press whose reporting
of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Freud said that we are born as a tabula rasa.
This is a model that simply is too superficial and inadequate.
- Stanislav Grof

Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous,
it is something else.
I think it is the mirror of the world.
- Jeanne Moreau

To be interested solely in technique would be a very superficial thing to me.
- Andrew Wyeth

The love we have in our youth is superficial compared
to the love that an old man has for his old wife.
- Will Durant

The difference between people and ideas is...
only superficial.
- Richard Rorty

Art cannot result from sophisticated,
frivolous, or superficial effects.
- Hans Hofmann

Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.
- William S. Burroughs

As we get past our superficial material wants and instant
gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves,
as well as to others, and the universe.
- Judith Wright

Modern American cinema seems to me superficial.
The intention is to understand a certain reality,
and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality.
- Manuel Puig

It's not being superficial, but looks do attract me from across the gym.
- Kiana Tom

It is the nature of truth in general,
as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
- Edgar Allan Poe

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it
a superficial appearance of being right.
- Thomas Paine

I am a deeply superficial person.
- Andy Warhol

We are equally glad and surprised at Winston's return to office.
It shows that he was built for success that he should
have declined to withdraw and sulk over a superficial failure.
- Shane Leslie

Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
- Ava Gardner

I don't have time for superficial friends.
I suppose if you're really lonely you can call a superficial friend,
but otherwise, what's the point?
- Courteney Cox

I wish, naturally to prevent the possibility that someone may write an accidental,
superficial, incomplete and perhaps untrue picture of me.
- Conrad Veidt

Superficial similarities exist between Christianity
and some ancient pagan religions.
But careful study reveals that there are far more dissimilarities.
- Carl Olson

I want to encourage other people to try to discover who they are,
not to try to fit into some superficial prototype of
what they think a Christian should be,
but to discover who they really are.
- Larry Norman

There is the glamour side of it, which allows you to
meet great variety of people with whom you simply can have a good time,
but there's also the sad side of it that drags you
into a superficial and artificial world.
- Karolina Kurkova

To deal with the true causes of war one must begin
by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution
of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial,
incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism.
- Elihu Root

It's nice that people want to compliment you in some superficial way,
but I've never considered that that's how I might be categorized.
I guess it's better than being called ugly.
- Ryan Phillippe

Then I found books that were written much later,
as late as 15 years ago.
It was very superficial material, but enough to tell
me that the genesis of this story was worth exploring.
- Charles Guggenheim

The counter-argument would be, so what if my sexual
relationships are superficial,
one can still have satisfying and rewarding relationships with friends,
or parents, or siblings, or whatever.
- Chester Brown

I must begin by saying something about the old Germany.
That Germany, too, suffered from superficial judgment,
because appearances and reality were not always kept apart in people's minds.
- Gustav Stresemann

It is not to be disguised, that a war has broken out
between the North and the South.
- Political and commercial men are industriously striving to restore peace:
but the peace,
which they would effect, is superficial,
false, and temporary.
- Gerrit Smith

The most common error made in matters of appearance
is the belief that one should disdain the superficial
and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through.
If there are places on your body where this is a possibility,
you are not attractive - you are leaking.
- Charles Lamb

A man's character never changes radically from youth to old age.
What happens is that circumstances bring out characteristics
which have not been obvious to the superficial observer.
- Hesketh Pearson

To be content with life or to live merrily,
rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting,
superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The most superficial student of Roman history must
be struck by the extraordinary degree in which the
fortunes of the republic were affected by the presence of foreigners,
under different names, on her soil.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise;
the U.S.
is a paradise.
Paradise is just paradise.
Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be,
it is paradise.
There is no other.
- Jean Baudrillard

The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the
sum of the recognition scores,
the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success;
it is in the realm of myth,
to which measurements cannot apply.
- Leo Bogart

It is just that we should be grateful,
not only to those with whose views we may agree,
but also to those who have expressed more superficial views;
for these also contributed something,
by developing before us the powers of thought.
- Aristotle

Behavior which appears superficially correct but is
intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface.
- James Bryant Conant

What we do as actors is we go through phases where
you superficially learn all this information.
- Cillian Murphy

Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized.
- Dean Inge

Actually I consider myself a superficially normal looking
person who has a vast collection of bizarre silly porn hidden in his basement,
as all normal looking people do, and I'm keeping it
hidden from everyone in the world except those few
people with access to the Internet.
- Chris A. Bridges

I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was
living with people who were different,
not just superficially different - such as hair colour,
or eye colour, or skin colour - but different in some significant way.
- Jean M. Auel

At the moment I'm doing this space movie,
so I'm obsessed with physics and space travel.
I know three months down the line it's gone.
Then I'll be able to superficially say stuff about space.
- Cillian Murphy

Guilt is about actions or behavior;
while shame is about the self.
- "Dr. Sanity"

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

No matter how calmly you try to referee,
parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior,
and I'm not talking about the kids.
Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby

Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if
our thoughts are focused on regretting the past,
preoccupied with anticipating the future,
or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behavior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him,
and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere

Government is an unnecessary evil.
Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior,
can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
- Fred Woodworth

It is an open question whether any behavior
based on fear of eternal punishment
can be regarded as ethical
or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
- Margaret Mead

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
- Bill Gates

I always say centered food equals centered behavior.
- Marilu Henner

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Generally, cars were not built to sit on dealer lots.
It encourages the wrong kind of behavior in the whole system.
- Rick Wagoner

Human behavior is incredibly pliable,
plastic.
- Philip Zimbardo

Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on,
and my first stories were all pictures,
no words.
- Wally Lamb

We must do all we can to empower parents and communities
to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior
free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse.
- Jon Corzine

The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security,
and they will give affection and be secure in their
feelings and their behavior.
- Abraham Maslow

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks,
feels, or believes.
- Emily Dickinson

No matter how hard we might wish, we will not be able
to transform China's behavior overnight.
- Madeleine Albright

Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only
the starting point of systematic analysis,
for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.
- Gary Becker

Convinced that behavior and conduct are every bit as
important as skills and expertise,
I sought to build the firm into an enduring,
values-based institution.
- Marvin Bower

Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally
responsible and reduces the role of private charity.
This principle applies to corporate welfare.
- Larry Elder


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