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Superficiality Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Superficiality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a deeply superficial person.
- Andy Warhol

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

If I am not right for something there are many talented
actors out there that will get it.
- Tara Strong

The difference between me and American-born actors
is that I came here with the expectation of not being treated fairly.
- Joan Chen

When you know your cast well and their strengths and weaknesses,
you can start writing for them, just the way Shakespeare wrote for his actors.
- Stephen Sondheim

I try not to have high expectations of people because
it just sets you up for disappointment,
but it's great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished.
- Famke Janssen

Great actors try to dismiss all ideas from their conscious
mind in order to provide an experience that is real.
- Mark Rylance

We (actors) don't really change the world.
We reflect it...
but Washington really changes the world.
- Martin Sheen

Writers are not always right however,
but then again, I've been on shows where the actors
have complete control and change everything and it's terrible.
- William Devane

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

Some directors hardly talk to the actors at all.
- Todd Solondz

Violence is used to portray what happens in a film.
It only helps portray the actors and what they do.
I think it is more about the story, when you have something to play off of.
- Jake Lloyd

You can think of Hollywood as high school.
TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors,
and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.
- Owen Wilson

Movies are a fad.
Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
- Charlie Chaplin

As actors, the thing we have to fight,
more than even the business part of making movies,
is boredom.
- Linda Fiorentino

It's well known that actors are lousy writers.
- Richard Grant

There is only one thing I respect in so-called Broadway actors...
and that is their competitive sense.
- Elia Kazan

I don't like that, because there are a lot of people
whose works I admire as actors or actresses,
or musicians.
And you know, I've been a big fan of different musicians or actors.
- Laura Bush

I think most actors are shy.
I really do.
The greatest actors can disappear.
I had friends call me the Blend-In Man.
- Rip Torn

You have actors who begin at a certain young age and
there's very little change in their technique and the
depth of their performances;
they're the same 30 years later.
- Alec Baldwin

We actors are like whores.
- Horst Buchholz

Most actors spend a lot of time training themselves to be an actor.
And I kind of didn't do that.
I just started doin' it in front of an audience and had to deliver.
- David Carradine

The actors nowadays, both young men and young ladies,
don't always wear their period clothes as well as they might.
They tend to stomp around a bit in them.
- Julie Harris

When actors give their input, it can be very ego-driven,
and directors are scared of that.
- Michael Pitt


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