Self Deprecation Quotes

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1. “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”

Tags : Intelligence Self Deprecation
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Happy Prince and Other Stories

2. “People don't care about being duped as long as they're happy, which is the shortest form of happiness; hence 'self-duprication' becomes a habit.”

Tags : Alcohol Appeasement Bliss Deceit Delusion Denial Destruction Drugs Flattery Getting High Habit Happiness Ignorance Illusion Imagination Joy Lies News Propaganda Self Deprecation Self Destruction
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

3. “when you walk, you look like you’re trying to disappear.your back is gonna be fucked up.why do you think change is so hard? is it because you’re afraid?people might think you’re pretty, but they’ll never love you.you talk like you’re apologizing for your own voice.speak up.grow up.find your spine, stop shrinking.there is nothing brave about keeping silent.how many times have you been in love? I can’t picture it ever happening for you.you lie because it makes you feel free. this is a prison.you’re always gonna think about him. you will never get him out of your system.I wish I never had to see you again.you poor thing.go to hell.you may be a nice person but you will never be a good person.no one is ever going to want to touch you.is there a vision in your head of who you want to be?you do not have the strength to become her.there is no boat big enough to keep you from drowning in the sea of yourself.go to bed, baby.you are tired from all of this nothing.sleep.rest.”

Tags : Self Deprecation
Author : Caitlyn Siehl

4. “All the shitty stuff people do to themselves... it can all be the same thing, you know? Just a way to drown out your own voice. To kill your memories without having to kill yourself.”

Tags : Isaac Marion Living Dead Self Deprecation Warm Bodies
Author : Isaac Marion
Source : Warm Bodies

5. “There's no room for demons when you're self-possessed.”

Tags : Humor Self Deprecation
Author : Carrie Fisher

6. “Mine, is a wicked world of pure fascinastion.”

Tags : Self Deprecation

7. “They all laughed when I said I'd become a comedian. Well, they're not laughing now.”

Tags : Biography Envy Humor Jokes Laughter Resentment Revenge Self Deprecation
Author : Bob Monkhouse
Source : Crying With Laughter: My Life Story

8. “After years of self deprecating behavior, I’ve never learned how to properly take a compliment. A part of me wants to argue with him, to tell him there’s nothing special about me.”

Tags : Compliments Self Deprecation
Source : Starkissed

9. “But it doesn't make sense for you to love me...”

Tags : Self Deprecation
Source : New Moon

10. “Don't be afraid! We won't make an author of you, while there's an honest trade to be learnt, or brick-making to turn to.”

Tags : Authorship Self Deprecation
Source : Oliver Twist

11. “There is power born of humility . . . Humility, in business and in life, is a powerful asset and does not denote lowliness, unimportance, or self-deprecation.”

Tags : Asset Business Humility Life Lowliness Power Powerful Self Deprecation Unimportance
Author : Richie Norton
Source : The Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live without Regret

12. “I was a little cross.I ask pardon. If I do get up a little temper I have no sufficient time to keep it up.”

Tags : Friendship Life And Living Self Deprecation

13. “Winning isn’t everything, but losing isn’t anything.”

Tags : Be Yourself Confidence Experience Happiness Honesty Human Nature Inspirational Intelligence Joy Life Philosophy Self Deprecation Strategy Truth
Source : The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 9: 1967-1968

14. “Is it just me or is this like a bad TV sci-fi show?”

Tags : Bad Books Entertainment Sci Fi Self Deprecation
Author : John Ringo
Source : When the Devil Dances

15. “In a nutshell, I am not unaware of my failings. Neither am I a stranger to irony.”

Tags : Biography Honesty Insite To Self Irony Know Thyself Self Deprecation
Source : Barney's Version

16. “One notorious apikoros named Hiwa al-Balkhi, writing in ninth-century Persia, offered two hundred awkward questions to the faithful. He drew upon himself the usual thunderous curses—'may his name be forgotten, may his bones be worn to nothing'—along with detailed refutations and denunciations by Abraham ibn Ezra and others. These exciting anathemas, of course, ensured that his worrying 'questions' would remain current for as long as the Orthodox commentaries would be read. In this way, rather as when Maimonides says that the Messiah will come but that 'he may tarry,' Jewishness contrives irony at its own expense. If there is one characteristic of Jews that I admire, it is that irony is seldom if ever wasted on them.”

Tags : Abraham Ibn Ezra Atheism Curses Heretics Hiwi Al Balkhi Irony Jewishness Jews Judaism Maimonides Messiah Orthodox Judaism Religion Self Deprecation
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

17. “Virtue should always be colmingled with humor.”

Tags : Charisma Humor Leadership Self Deprecation

18. “It was clear to her now, Happiness was a seductive illusion. No one as fucked up as her deserved one drop of joy. But oh god was it delicious when it fell into her lap for a little while. (Such a pretty face) she muses (with such a bruised and battered soul). When the dawn of a promise fades into the dusk of reality, all that remains is the nightmare. Sweet, sweet loneliness. Shadows come to play and prey on her beaten mind. Her lovely little dreams of poison.”

Tags : Alcoholism Book Quotes Depression Dreams Of Poison Happiness Helen Misery Self Deprecation
Source : Dreams of Poison

19. “Archie Henderson has won no awards, written no books and never played any representative sport. He was an under-11 tournament-winning tennis player as a boy, but left the game when he discovered rugby where he was one of the worst flyhalves he can remember. This did not prevent him from having opinions on most things in sport.His moment of glory came in 1970 when he predicted—correctly as it turned out—that Griquas would beat the Blue Bulls (then still the meekly named Noord-Transvaal) in the Currie Cup final. It is something for which he has never been forgiven by the powers-that-be at Loftus. Archie has played cricket in South Africa and India and gave the bowling term military medium a new and more pacifist interpretation. His greatest ambition was to score a century on Llandudno beach before the tide came in.”

Tags : 1970 Autobiography Awards Blue Bulls Blue Bulls Rugby Union Books Cape Town Cricket Currie Cup Humour India Llandudno Cape Town Loftus Versfeld Stadium Rugby Union Self Deprecation South Africa Sport Tennis Wildeklawer Griquas

20. “Damn damn damn.”

Tags : Damned Death Fatherhood Frustration Hope Dashed Hopelessness Imminent Death Life Marriage Regret Self Deprecation Truth
Source : Barney's Version

21. “The falseness of your own hearts, if you look not to them, may undo you(15).”

Tags : Heart Puritanical Self Deprecation
Source : The Saints' Everlasting Rest

22. “She was exhausted from her own self-deprecation and inner turmoil.”

Tags : Inner Self Deprecation Turmoil
Source : The Body Finder

23. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which is a pity because this week the National Association of Beholders wrote to tell me that I've got a face like a rucksack full of dented bells.”

Tags : Beauty Humor Humour Self Deprecation Ugliness

24. “Goodness, I was already a dork most of the times. I didn't need to be a drunk or high dork.”

Tags : Dork Drinking Drugs Self Deprecation
Source : The Problem with Forever

25. “Remember with whom thou hast to do: what canst thou expect from dust but levity; or from corruption, but defilement(33)?”

Tags : Dust To Dust Puritanical Self Deprecation
Source : The Saints' Everlasting Rest

26. “Fuck them all. I ought to have that tattooed on my forehead, for all the times I've thought it. Usually I am in transit, speeding in my Jeep until my lungs give out. Today, I'm driving ninety-five down 95. I weave in and out of traffic, sewing up a scar. People yell at me behind their closed windows. I give them the finger. It would solve a thousand problems if I rolled the Jeep over an embankment. It's not like I haven't thought about it, you know. On my license, it says I'm an organ donor, but the truth is I'd consider being an organ martyr. I'm sure I'm worth a lot more dead than alive--the sum of the parts equals more than the whole. I wonder who might wind up walking around with my liver, my lungs, even my eyeballs. I wonder what poor asshole would get stuck with whatever it is in me that passes for a heart.”

Tags : Jeep Organ Donor Reckless Behavior Reckless Driving Self Deprecation Suicidal Ideation
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : My Sister's Keeper

27. “Lincoln said his spiky hair had "a way of getting up in the world".”

Tags : Humility Leadership Self Deprecation
Author : Harold Holzer
Source : Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

28. “The true knowing, living Christian complains more frequently and more bitterly of the wants and woes within him, than without him(55).”

Tags : Introspection Puritanical Self Deprecation
Source : The Saints' Everlasting Rest

29. “Do you think none shall be saved but puritans(89)?”

Tags : Puritanical Self Deprecation
Source : The Saints' Everlasting Rest

30. “Strange that people are happy to adopt epithets they would fight to the death to throw off had they been imposed.”

Tags : Self Deprecation Slurs
Author : Iain M. Banks
Source : Look to Windward

31. “So it just wasn't in my house. Anywhere, I looked like I knew about the toilet.”

Tags : Humour Self Deprecation Toilet
Author : Sarah Dessen
Source : The Truth About Forever

32. “The buzzard has nothing to fault himself with.Scruples are alien to the black panther.Piranhas do not doubt the rightness of their actions.The rattlesnake approves of himself without reservations.The self-critical jackal does not exist.The locust, alligator, trichina, horseflylive as they live and are glad of it.The killer whale's heart weighs one hundred kilosbut in other respects it is light.There is nothing more animal-likethan a clear conscienceon the third planet of the Sun.”

Tags : Experience Humanity Life Morality Self Deprecation

33. “Every time I move I squash something said Loathesome.”

Tags : Loathesome Self Deprecation Self Esteem
Author : Norman Mailer
Source : Deaths For The Ladies

34. “Do you have any idea how attractive you are?Well, I'm better than roseanne Barr, I suppose.”

Tags : Attractiveness Self Deprecation
Author : Lucy Robinson
Source : The Greatest Love Story of All Time