Fooling Yourself Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 86 Quotes About Fooling Yourself

#1. When we think we have something to say we are usually wrong. We are fooling ourselves. Trip into discovery. Don't write what you know, discover something new. - Author: Marie Howe
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#2. The tiny match we've been fooling with just set off an explosion. - Author: Veronica Larsen
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#3. I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had. - Author: Margaret Mead
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#4. It wasn't that the dark side was stronger, but that everything was the dark side. All magic was inherently wrong, and it was only us fooling ourselves that some of it was good, some of it was bad. Magic ... just was. - Author: Kim Harrison
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#5. All the difference in the world between the movies and the thrill I get out of a play at the theater. Ay, yes! Like fooling around with paper dolls when you could be playing with a real live baby. - Author: Edna Ferber
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#6. Fooling the body into thinking it's full on only a thousand calories can be difficult. The trick is to chew the food until it's pretty much liquid. This way, vomiting after burns less - Author: J. Matthew Nespoli
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#7. If I had been a more realistic and reasonable person, if I had not been twenty-one and still fooling myself, I would have said, Wait. - Author: Amy Bloom
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#8. It's not about fooling somebody, it's actually giving somebody a measure of their own belief: how much you want to be fooled. That's why we pay to go to magic shows and things like that. - Author: Vik Muniz
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#9. Then the Yo-Yo was coming around again, and Vann Larch was saying, "Gehenna with this fooling around! I'll fix the expurgated unprintability! - Author: H. Beam Piper
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#10. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#11. Literature is claimed to be a mirror of the world," I said, "but the Outlanders are fooling themselves. The BookWorld is as orderly as people in the RealWorld *hope* their own world to be - it isn't a mirror, it's an aspiration. - Author: Jasper Fforde
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#12. Hurry it up, I could hang a dozen men while your fooling around. - Author: Carl Panzram
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#13. It takes all sorts of in and outdoor schooling To get adapted to my kind of fooling. - Author: Robert Frost
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#14. You are believing not in your god but in yourself if your god knows no better than you do ... and yet, in this alone, I am afraid, you have already been fooling yourself. - Author: Criss Jami
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#15. No. Forget it. You're only fooling yourself." "About what?" "About anything being worth a damn. It's dust, lady, all of it, dust and blood. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#16. Don't you know? Adam wondered. He, at least, could still smell diesel fuel on his hands. Don't you know what I am?
But this flock of peacocks was too busy fooling to notice they were being fooled. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
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#17. It's easy to make fun of AOL's pending purchase of HuffPo. Just like AOL's purchase of TimeWarner, here we have a new media company - Huffington Post - fooling an old media company, AOL, into overpaying for something that has already peaked. - Author: Douglas Rushkoff
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#18. It's not about how loud you turn the amp up. That's not what makes it sound big. What makes it sound big is fooling around with different delays and reverb settings. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#19. ...{N}othing is harder for the developing writer than overcoming his anxiety that he is fooling himself and cheating or embarrassing his family and friends. - Author: John Gardner
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#20. When human consciousness stops fooling itself and looks at the situation straight on, it can't cope. - Author: Fuminori Nakamura
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#21. The role of the teacher is to make sure that the practice is pure. By guiding the student, you make sure that they are really going into the planes of light and not fooling themselves. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#22. This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around. - Author: David Byrne
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#23. If you think you are in control, you're fooling yourself. As soon as you start listening, you realize you're not in control. And letting go will yield more and better results. - Author: Charlene Li
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#24. Sometimes, sitting here in the dark, slowly slowly creating strategy, she wondered if she was only fooling herself to think her plans were clever. - Author: Vernor Vinge
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#25. If you are going to do that, would you mind not jostling the bed so much?' came a sarcastic voice near the head board. 'Perhaps you could roll around on the floor. - Author: Julie Kagawa
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#26. You can have the most wonderful motives for what you do, but if what you do harms other people, you're fooling yourself. - Author: John Carroll Lynch
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#27. It dawns on me that maybe I'm just terrifically lazy; that I might be appropriating other people's invisible sicknesses and disorders and scribbling them on the clipboard at the end of my bed to fool the nurses; so I can indulge in rest cures all day, every day. That I'm even fooling myself. - Author: Jalina Mhyana
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#28. I was adept at fooling the deity. I prayed immediately after all crimes until eventually prayer and crime became indistinguishable to me. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#29. Jack Bauer is fooling his audience, but he's not fooling me. - Author: Craig Lancaster
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#30. I think the media spends a lot of time fooling itself. - Author: Penn Jillette
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#31. The only man who could make a love scene comfortable was Clark Gable. He was born graceful, he knew what to do with his feet and when he took hold of you, there was no fooling around. - Author: Rosalind Russell
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#32. Prenups are so unromantic - a sign of distrust, not love. Time for a reality check, my friends. First, drawing up a prenuptial agreement together is a sign of incredible trust and financial openness - you're fooling yourself if you think you can achieve complete intimacy without it. - Author: Suze Orman
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#33. Not fooling around, not bothering nobody, just sitting here mending the Primus," said the cat with a hostile frown, "and, moreover, I consider it my duty to warn you that the cat is an ancient, inviolable animal. - Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
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#34. She thought: I love him. Like telling herself something and hoping she believed it. - Author: Jack Skillingstead
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#35. But when I failed, I convinced myself that the failures were evidence of the "real" me, and the successes were the "fake" me fooling people. - Author: Megyn Kelly
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#36. They're fooling themselves," I say. "It's better to deal with your shit head on. Life doesn't get better if you look away. - Author: Ann Aguirre
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#37. If you're not able to laugh inside a sex shop,
then you probably shouldn't be there.
I mean, they don't call it fooling around for nothing. - Author: David Levithan
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#38. At the most basic level, self-deception is fooling ourselves into believing something that is false -- or -- not believing something that is true. - Author: Cortney S. Warren
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#39. Fooling around with alternating currents is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever. It's too dangerous ... it could kill a man as quick as a bolt of lightning. Direct current is safe. - Author: Thomas A. Edison
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#40. I've been fooling the public for years and I'm really good at it. - Author: Janice Dickinson
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#41. The entire existence of the NFL - and of football at any level, for all of that - rests on whether or not the game can keep fooling itself, and its paying fan base, that it is somehow superior to boxing and to the rest of our modern blood sports. - Author: Charlie Pierce
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#42. You came along and changed everything. I don't want to be some guy you're fooling around with anymore, Rylann. I want to be with you all the way. - Author: Julie James
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#43. A lot of my friends were fooling around with drugs then. - Author: Tommy Rettig
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#44. Seropusly, why do flies line up in the sky every time someone lies? Hovering over they long to take the shit out from where It belongs so They compete to eat it alive. - Author: Ana Claudia Antunes
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#45. No man was ever taken to hell by a woman unless he already had a ticket in his pocket or at least had been fooling around with timetables. - Author: Rex Stout
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#46. The self-taught man seldom knows anything accurately, and he does not know a tenth as much as he could have known if he had worked under teachers; and, besides, he brags, and is the means of fooling other thoughtless people into going and doing as he himself has done. - Author: Mark Twain
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#47. Most of their lives, people are just waiting to be ambushed. ~ Brandon Hull - Author: Jayden Hunter
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#48. Without absence in our lives, we risk fooling ourselves into believing that things (a message from a lover, the performance of a song, the face of a human body) matter less. De - Author: Michael Harris
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#49. A journalist who says, 'Well, I pissed off both sides--I must be doing something right,' is probably fooling himself and, worse, he may be fooling the reader. Balance should not be a smokescreen for laziness. - Author: Joe Sacco
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#50. Resolved: If you make a duck face in your profile picture, you are declaring yourself a shallow loser and I will ignore you. Moreover, if you have multiple pictures of your cleavage and then declare that you want to "take things slow" you are not fooling anybody. - Author: Morgan Deane
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#51. Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves. - Author: Richard Feynman
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#52. When you say 'fooling around with my favorite person,' it makes me feel like this is just a sex thing. And it's not. It never has been, and that's the last thing I want you to think. - Author: Santino Hassell
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#53. You know, they are fooling us, there is no God. - Author: Joseph Stalin
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#54. Well, all's fair in love, war and fooling the critics. - Author: Victor Borge
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#55. I think we're fooling ourselves if we think that regulators are going to be able to outsmart the bankers. So, the task of designing regulatory reform is trying to make more or less foolproof regulation and that's one of the advantages of the systemic category. - Author: Robert F. Engle
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#56. Don't wish for "secrets" of the masters, either. There are none worth fooling with. They had no special mediums or paints, nor special brushes that made their work great. - Author: Richard Schmid
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#57. He was all show, and he had the conviction, as such people do, that show is the same as substance. He didn't think he was fooling other people; he had fooled himself. - Author: Wendell Berry
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#58. I didn't realize how much harm I was doing back then and I think a lot of rap artists probably don't realize it now. I said a lot of stuff fooling around back then, and I saw it do a lot of harm. - Author: Adam Yauch
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#59. Stevia does something funny to the chemistry of my mouth. There's no fooling a taste bud, in my experience. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#60. I think the easiest people to fool are ourselves. Fooling ourselves may even be a necessary precondition for fooling others. - Author: Iain Banks
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#61. Always listen to the parent who doesn't like who you love. They can smell a mistake. Of course, you don't find this out until you realize that the person you fell in love with is different from the person you married. Some men are good at fooling you. - Author: Terry McMillan
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#62. I do think to some extent multitasking is a way of fooling ourselves that we're being exceptionally efficient. - Author: James Surowiecki
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#63. writing is a craft, not an art, and that the man who runs away from his craft because he lacks inspiration is fooling himself. - Author: William Zinsser
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#64. It don't take a weather man to look around and see the weather, Jeb said he'd deliver Florida folks and boy did he ever, and we hold these truths to be self evident number one George W Bush is not president. Number two America isn't a true democracy. And number three the media is not fooling me. - Author: Ani DiFranco
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#65. Spain is facing an economic situation of extreme difficulty, I repeat, of extreme difficulty, and anyone who doesn't understand that is fooling themselves. - Author: Mariano Rajoy
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#66. I had tremendous fun fooling around with the way people talked about songs, just the way that became another way of understanding the world. - Author: Greil Marcus
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#67. It's inevitable, Willa. We are inevitable. When you stop fooling yourself, come find me. - Author: Tessa Bailey
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#68. If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you're fooling yourself. That's like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn't eat him. - Author: John Spence
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#69. Now, it's time for me to lock up and go. Listen to me. Lock up an empty building that's gonna be torn down. Makes no sense. Like an old man tellin' a lie to his son from his death bed. What's the point? Who besides yourself are you fooling? - Author: Dan Groat
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#70. If you have to use the words, "deep down" all that means is you're fooling yourself. You're seeing what you want to see and not what's really there. - Author: Nyrae Dawn
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#71. You are fooling yourself if you have read the Bible from cover to cover and you do not care more for the lost and hurting and broken than you did before you read it. - Author: Dillon Burroughs
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#72. I find that you can use an acting technique when the thing isn't working, not that you make the technique the end result of your work. You use the technique when you're in trouble and things aren't flowing the way they should. It's a way of fooling yourself to make it work again. - Author: Richard Gere
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#73. The truth may hurt, but fooling yourself will enslave you. - Author: Charles F. Glassman
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#74. You are fooling yourself whenever you think you are productive just because you have worked fourteen hours in a day. You will be truly productive when you do the same amount of work in four hours, and take the other ten hours to enjoy the good things life has to offer. - Author: Ernie J Zelinski
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#75. Errors were not only meant to be committed by fools. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#76. I see you Norah. I have always been able to see inside you. I feel you when you're not around. You act like we don't have this deep, once in a lifetime connection, but you are fooling yourself. - Author: Angela Richardson
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#77. Who was I fooling, telling my heart to quiet its beautiful song so I could march in the parade of conformity? My biggest fool was me. - Author: Vironika Tugaleva
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#78. The ethos of not fooling yourself is one of the best you could possibly have. It's powerful because it's so rare. - Author: Charlie Munger
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#79. We are all actors, set on the stage of the world, as the curtains open we put on our best performance to this audience of life. - Author: Anthony Liccione
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#80. Hirty's the end of being young, forty is where you stop fooling yourself. - Author: Stephen King
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#81. If you don't believe in the things you're doing, the answer isn't fooling yourself into thinking you believe it. If you don't believe in what you're doing, then you just shouldn't be doing it. - Author: Jason Myers
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#82. Lie to yourself if you want, but you're not fooling me. Your excuses tell me that you didn't really
want it. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#83. You guys think you fooled me in the beginning," she rasps. "You were only fooling yourself. - Author: Nyrae Dawn
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#84. Your job as a scientist is to figure out how you're fooling yourself. - Author: Saul Perlmutter
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#85. Your positive thinker may do well in suburbia but I'd rather be with a lucid depressive in the Arctic, where survival depends on precision and not fooling yourself about your chances on the ice. - Author: Gwyneth Lewis
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#86. You're fooling yourself if you think I don't have those feelings for you, Tristan. I've fallen in love with you. - Author: R.K. Lilley
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