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Bragging Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Bragging

Please enjoy these Bragging Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I'm just glad that I have bragging rights to working with Bugs and Daffy.
- Brendan Fraser

It's not bragging if you can back it up.
- Muhammad Ali

I've been bragging for over 25 years that my first
New York Times bestseller was a book I copied from the U.S.
Government Printing Office!
- Matthew Lesko

I want each and every West Virginian to have bragging rights.
I want to stop playing defense and start playing offense.
So, together, let us grab the reins of history.
- Joe Manchin III

 

It ain't bragging if you can do it.
- Dizzy Dean

There is a difference between conceit and confidence.
Conceit is bragging about yourself.
Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
- Johnny Unitas

If you done it, it ain't bragging.
- Walt Whitman

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I'm not bragging but my movies have grossed well over a billion dollars.
- Steve Guttenberg

Conceit is bragging about yourself.
Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
- Johnny Unitas

Of course voting is useful.
But then again, I don't put a big glow to it.
Voting is about as essential as washing yourself.
It's something you're supposed to do.
Now, you can't go around bragging, expecting to get props because you voted.
That's stupid.
- Chuck D. *q

So, in some ways, the political songs tend to be a bit more like reportage,
whereas the love songs tend to be like novels,
you can pick them up off the shelf and go into them any time.
- Billy Bragg

My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter.
I'm an honest songwriter.
- Billy Bragg

The most important thing for anyone,
I think,
is to be engaged, whether you're an artist or a journalist
is to be engaged in the process at some level.
- Billy Bragg

I went to Ft Bragg and learned that Delta was indeed
gearing up for the rescue.
Still I was concerned the Reagan staff would not be
willing to take the risk of sending an official military force into Laos.
- Bo Gritz

My upbringing was very straightforward suburban working class upbringing.
- Billy Bragg

I came into this whole business by going to see Rock
Against Racism gigs with the Clash.
- Billy Bragg

All the great political music was made at the height
of political confrontations.
- Billy Bragg

An isolationist America is no bloody use to anyone.
- Billy Bragg

Were it not for the Clash, punk would have been just a sneer,
a safety pin and a pair of bondage trousers.
- Billy Bragg

I was in a little punk band and we put out a few punk
records that weren't very political,
at all.
- Billy Bragg

I try and write honestly about what I see around me now.
- Billy Bragg

I've had songs written during the Falklands war,
and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers
saying they were listening to these songs,
like Island of no return.
- Billy Bragg

We read our own political content into The Clash,
and they accepted it.
- Billy Bragg

All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on
to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity.
Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans.
- Billy Bragg

Being spokesman for a generation is the worst job I ever had.
- Billy Bragg

I'm still batting away on my politics for the Labour Party.
I'm much further to the left of them than I used to be,
but that's because they've moved, not me.
- Billy Bragg

By the time I was 19, punk had occurred.
It had a completely different cultural dynamic to it
which rejected everything and started again from the year zero.
- Billy Bragg

Even with politics, stuff comes around again.
Woody Guthrie would recognize America today.
- Billy Bragg

It's not a very popular subject amongst my audience,
who are by nature more internationalist,
but I don't choose what to write about,
I don't choose my subjects, they kind of choose me.
- Billy Bragg

I enjoyed so much working with the guys from Wilco,
and riffing off of them, and having someone come up to me with ideas,
because normally in the studio it's me who has to come up with all the ideas.
- Billy Bragg

There are quite a few honest songwriters out there
writing about relationships and their own personality traits.
But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom,
their honesty doesn't seem to come with them.
- Billy Bragg

I'm trying to make a case for those people who don't
have a sense of belonging that they should have,
that there is something really worthwhile in having a sense of belonging,
and recasting and looking at our modern history.
- Billy Bragg

But, in the end, even a song that's as politically
bland as Blowin in the Wind,
you probably wouldn't get up and sing that now,
whereas some of Bob Dylan's love songs that were contemporary with that,
like say Girl from the North Country,
you can still get up an play now.
- Billy Bragg

That taught me one lesson which is that you're naive
to believe that bands can change the world.
Bands are very naive to think that just if their audience
thinks that they can change the world,
that they can.
That was quite a lesson for my career,
really.
- Billy Bragg

In that sense, I became politicized because the people
in the coal mining villages who were involved in the
struggle knew why they were there.
But they couldn't understand why some pop star from
London would want to be there.
- Billy Bragg

Most of the people that I went to school with -
I went to secondary school -
we were educated to go and work in the line at Ford's,
and if we were lucky, technical skilled labor.
I sort of rejected that, and thought I wanted to do something else.
- Billy Bragg

If I seem to boast more than is becoming,
my excuse is that I brag
for humanity rather than for myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker
is unconsciously expressing his own ideal.
Humor him by all means, draw it all out,
and hold him to it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never
been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.
- H. L. Mencken

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts,
at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.
- John Milton

I know who I am.
I don't have to brag.
I know what I contributed.
I know what I did.
You think you can do it better? Hey,
go right ahead.
The stage is yours.
- Al Lewis

Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The most accomplished way of using books is to serve
them as some people do lords;
learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance.
- Laurence Sterne

That's how easy baseball was for me.
I'm not trying to brag or anything, but I had the knowledge
before I became a professional baseball player to do
all these things and know what each guy would hit.
- Willie Mays

Democrats always like to brag that their guys are smarter
than the opponents and Republicans always like to brag
that their guys are more moral than the opponents.
But if you're looking for morals in politics you're
looking for bananas in the cheese department.
- Harry Shearer

If John Kerry had a dollar for every time he bragged
about serving in Vietnam -
oh wait,
he does.
- Ann Coulter

I hate when a guy brags...
or he sweats.
- Paris Hilton

The United States brags about its political system,
but the President says one thing during the election,
something else when he takes office,
something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.
- Deng Xiaoping

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred freezes hearts, while love warms them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hatred does not cease by hatred,
but only by love;
this is the eternal rule.
- The Buddha

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Envy breeds hate.
- Yiddish Proverb


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