Quotes and Sayings about Compliments



"I don't take compliments so well. I always hang my head and shuffle and kind of try to immediately forget."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Compliments, Forget)

"I am not accustomed to pay fulsome compliments to the English, by telling them that they are superior to all the world; but this I can say, that they do not deserve the name of cowards."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Compliments, Cowards, English, Name, World)

"We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Compliments, Insults)

"I like to have my hand on every single plate that goes out. It's really a good feeling when someone compliments your meal, and you had everything to do with making it. It's very rewarding."
- Bill Dickey
(Related: Compliments, Feeling)

"I want to give my compliments to Australia. Ever since your government paid a few million dollars for a Jackson Pollack painting, I figure that it must be a marvellous country."
- Morton Feldman
(Related: Government, Compliments, Country, Painting, Want)

"Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Compliments, Nothing)

"There are so many questions to be answered and so many personal compliments that we appreciate so very much."
- Eydie Gorme
(Related: Compliments, Questions)

"A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Compliments, Doubt, Will, Woman)

"I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes, and to simmer gently for twenty more."
- Alice James
(Related: Compliments)

"I never get tired of hearing compliments."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Compliments, Hearing)

"I am not always happy with the compliments Estonia has received."
- Lennart Meri
(Related: Compliments)

"At the conclusion of my argument I received very high compliments from the Chief Justice and later from other of the Judges. What they said I do not care to repeat."
- William Henry Moody
(Related: Argument, Care, Compliments, Judges, Justice)

"Being compared to Ian Thorpe, that could be one of the greatest compliments you could ever get in swimming - being compared to him and Mark Spitz."
- Michael Phelps
(Related: Being, Compliments)

"Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them, they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Compliment, Compliments, Want, Will)

"There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments."
- Chris Rock
(Related: Women, Food, Compliments, Water)

"When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Time, Wife, Heart, Advice, Compliments, Criticism, Giving, Judgment, Man, Manners)

"It was the nearest to a casualty on the Spray in her whole course, so far as I know. The young man having come on board with compliments made the mishap most embarrassing."
- Joshua Slocum
(Related: Compliments, Man)

"I've received a lot of compliments. People come right up to me on the street. They recognize me."
- Harry Dean Stanton
(Related: People, Compliments, Right)

"I can take criticisms but not compliments."
- James Taylor
(Related: Compliments)

"I don't take compliments very easily. I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent."
- James Taylor
(Related: Compliments, Musicians, Self)

"When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Compliments, Enemy, Wishes)

"Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Men, Women, Compliments, Difference, Sexes)

"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity."
- Thomas Wolfe
(Related: Success, Money, Compliments, Publicity)