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Superficiality Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Superficiality.

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a deeply superficial person.
- Andy Warhol

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

So many people are called but few serve as actors,
you know what I mean?
- Faye Dunaway

People think actors have such glamorous lives,
but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.
- Juliette Binoche

Most child actors go through that.
Unless you can transition into an adult star,
your career is over.
- Morgan Brittany

Sir Larry could be very strict and a disciplinarian,
too.
He had many faces; he wore many hats.
But, ultimately, he loved the theater and he loved actors.
- Derek Jacobi

I was supposed to have a relationship with Judy,
but that never happened.
Actors in series didn't have the control that they
have today over their jobs.
- Mark Goddard

A lot of actors talk about doing their homework,
but very few of them do it.
- Tony Scott

The great difference between screen acting and theatre
acting is that screen acting is about reacting -
75% of the time,
great screen actors are great reactors.
- Nicolas Roeg

I get to play a great character while working with
great actors and great directors on a great show.
- Harry Hamlin

Billy Campbell who is...
I...
truly one of the most talented actors today.
- Sela Ward

I don't think actors get good training today.
I put my training to use in everything I do.
- Don Knotts

Most actors go, 'I read the script and fell in love with it';
I fall in love with the directors.
- Sam Worthington

If there's anything unsettling to the stomach,
it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
- Marlon Brando

There is some sadness for me now about acting because
it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.
- Estelle Parsons

I'm not like one of those actors who's a frustrated director.
- Gary Sinise

Good actors I've worked with all started out making faces in a mirror,
and you keep making faces all your life.
- Bette Davis

If it's well written and well directed and you've got
good actors to work with,
acting is easy.
But making sure all the ducks are in a row is the hard part.
It's very rare.
- John Lithgow

If you watch the show and the characters don't look
at each other while they're talking,
the actors probably aren't getting along.
- Victoria Pratt

If you're lucky, and not a lot of actors are these days,
you get the chance to create a character.
- William Hurt

The great actresses and actors receive awards for great roles in great films.
- Gloria Stuart

Actors don't have real value.
- Uwe Boll

I've never been one of those actors who has touted
myself as a fascinating human being.
I had to decide early on whether I was to be an actor or a personality.
- Robert De Niro


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