Best 77 of Shallow quotes - MyQuotes
it’s miraculous how the shallow can injure in such a profound way.
One well-cultivated talent, deepened and enlarged, is worth one hundred shallow faculties.
The Earth orbits round tables.
I opened my veins. Unstoppably life spurts out with no remedy. Now I set out bowls and plates. Every bowl will be shallow. Every plate will be small. And overflowing their rims, into the black earth, to nourish the rushes unstoppably without cure, gushes poetry.
To be ridiculously sweeping: baby boomers and their offspring have shifted emphasis from the communal to the individual, from the future to the present, from virtue to personal satisfaction. Increasingly secular, we pledge allegiance to lowercase gods of our private devising. We are concerned with leading less a good life than the good life. In contrast to our predecessors, we seldom ask ourselves whether we serve a greater social purpose; we are more likely to ask ourselves if we are happy. We shun self-sacrifice and duty as the soft spots of suckers. We give little thought to the perpetuation of lineage, culture or nation; we take our heritage for granted. We are ahistorical. We measure the value of our lives within the brackets of our own births and deaths, and we’re not especially bothered by what happens once we’re dead. As we age—oh, so reluctantly!—we are apt to look back on our pasts and question not did I serve family, God and country, but did I ever get to Cuba, or run a marathon? Did I take up landscape painting? Was I fat? We will assess the success of our lives in accordance not with whether they were righteous, but with whether they were interesting and fun. If that package sounds like one big moral step backward, the Be Here Now mentality that has converted from sixties catchphrase to entrenched gestalt has its upsides. There has to be some value in living for today, since at any given time today is all you’ve got. We justly cherish characters capable of living “in the moment.”…We admire go-getters determined to pack their lives with as much various experience as time and money provide, who never stop learning, engaging, and savoring what every day offers—in contrast to the dour killjoys who are bitter and begrudging in the ceaseless fulfillment of obligation. For the role of humble server, helpmate, and facilitator no longer to constitute the sole model of womanhood surely represents progress for which I am personally grateful. Furthermore, prosperity may naturally lead any well-off citizenry to the final frontier: the self, whose borders are as narrow or infinite as we make them. Yet the biggest social casualty of Be Here Now is children, who have converted from requirement to option, like heated seats for your car. In deciding what in times past never used to be a choice, we don’t consider the importance of raising another generation of our own people, however we might choose to define them. The question is whether kids will make us happy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not from a vain or shallow thought His awful Jove young Phidias brought.
I know he's rich. He knows he's rich, too.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Don’t say deep things to shallow people and don’t talk about shallow things with the deep people!
Marriage is deep. Don't marry someone shallow, it will cause both of you to drown
Hit the bottom and get back up; or hit the bottle and stay down.
You see, deep down beneath my superficial and shallow exterior, I'm really very superficial and shallow.
I'm a deep thinker when it comes to shallow no brainers.
I think first-person narrators should be complex, because otherwise the first-person is too shallow and predictable. I like a first-person narrator who can't totally be trusted.
A short attention span makes all of your perceptions and relationships shallow and unsatisfying.
Love, to empaths, isn’t just a shallow experience based on looks, social status or great sex. Instead, love is something that comes from the very heart and soul of what an empath is. Love is intense passion, unconditional devotion, and absolute fierce vulnerability.
Alas, where is there still a sea in which one could drown: thus our lament resounds – across shallow swamps.
You're with me, Sadie. When you're off the clock, you're not my employee. You're my.. Air." I frowned at him. "Your air?" He grinned. "Well, girlfriend seems to be a shallow word for what I feel for you.
There is this feeling that I have a destiny far away from the shallow and preposterous posing that is our life.
Perfection is shallow, unreal, and fatally uninteresting.
The world is unbearably ugly when beauty is judged purely by what is seen on the outside.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
When you meet a shallow person, you will see both his body and his soul! When you meet a deep person, you will see only his body! To see his soul, go down to the depths!
It is true that despite occasional gleams of Churchillian eloquence he [Gen. Douglas MacArthur] usually spoke poorly. He was far more effective in conversations a deux. But those who dismiss him as shallow because his rhetoric was fustian err.
Sympathy is a shallow stream in the souls of those who have not suffered.
Don't leave my ocean for shallow waters then ask me about the moon.
I think, on the whole, men are much more shallow than women.
Shallow sorrows and shallow loves live on. The loves and sorrows that are great are destroyed by their own plenitude.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Ignorance is the worst liberation. To know even a few is better than knowing nothing at all.
But, you see, that's the luxury of being a lout - you get to be selective about when you care and when you don't. The rest of us get stuck when your care goes shallow.
Nimium ne crede colori
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only thing grief has taught me is to know how shallow it is.
To grow, be humble and ask questions most of the time. When you do so, a wise and smart person sees him/herself in you and treats you with dignity. On the other hand, if you ask questions and try to learn from a shallow and fool person, s/he treats you with contempt and disrespect. Now, you know who is who...
Excuse me, there's no pretense here. I happen to be genuinely self-absorbed and deeply shallow.
Why hoard away so many back-issues of People Magazine? Fashion magazines are just empty promises. You can go bankrupt blowing all your cash on expensive beauty products, but the only way you’ll ever look just like the people on those glossy front covers is if you know how to use computer editing software for photographs. Besides, people who think they are ugly, are never really all that ugly anyway. People who think they are pretty, are rarely ever all that pretty.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter. I won't have any money to leave behind. I won't have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind. But I just want to leave a committed life behind. And that's all I want to say.
There are women who only look at another woman's shoes and never at her face. And others who always look women in the face and only occasionally at their shoes.
It wasn't that she was shallow, exactly, but everyone knows, looks are important for media work...
Am I shallow? she asks the mirror. Yes, I am shallow. The sun shines on the ripples where it's shallow. Deep is too dark.
Yes, I'm shallow, I don't mind admitting it. Perhaps I should admit that there's no end to the depths of my shallowness.
Vincent De Paul
Experience has shown us that virtue puts down only shallow roots in those who are there for just a short time
Donna Lynn Hope
People care much more for how things look than how things are.
Trying to keep up appearances is a signal of decay on the inside. Beware shallow living—in yourself and in others. It is only in the depths that life can thrive.
People always say that in England we lead shallow lives. Our lives must be shallow because we live in a country where nobody believes in anything any more. My whole life, I've been told: 'Western civilization? An old bitch gone in the teeth,' And so people say, go to Israel. Because in Israel at least people are fighting. In Israel, they're fighting for something they believe in.
Some girls see money, some girls see power, some girls see art, and some girls see potential, but at the end of the day, they are all seeking security.
John Quincy Adams
There is nothing so deep and nothing so shallow which political enmity will not turn to account.
I’m in a shallow hole, not filled with the humming orange bubbles of my hallucination but with old, dead leaves.
Shallow brooks murmur most, deep and silent slide away.
Unfortunately, 'chick flick' has become a term to describe most movies that I don't even like. They're these movies that, yes, have women in them but they really don't reflect who women are, and there's something kind of silly or shallow or gossipy about them.
Donna Lynn Hope
Why do you need worldly things to define you? Why do you need a rank or a status to tell others who you are? Why concern yourself with the capricious opinions of others who are less impressed with who you really are and more impressed by the carefully crafted image you present to them - an image that is entirely surface with no inherent value? Take away the things and the status and see who notices you.
Deep breaths are very useful with shallow people.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Many writers make the mistake of making their readers appear like Lazarus, without any iota of care, throwing down books to readers to crunch as if they are dogs.