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Top 100 Quotes About Phony

#1. I see ... the way you're always searching. How much you hate anything fake or phony. How you're older than your years, but still ... playful, like a little girl. How you're always looking into people, or wondering what they see when they look back at you. Your eyes. It's all in the eyes. - Author: Claudia Gray
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#2. I'd rather be befriended as an aimless lost soul than be befriended for adornment, gain or goal. - Author: Donna Lynn Hope
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#3. I was really into films when I was younger, but I feel like a bit of a phony sometimes - I started acting because I didn't know what else to do. I filled in all these university application forms and honestly didn't want to do any of the courses. - Author: Aidan Turner
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#4. I have been able to sniff out a phony. - Author: Jennifer Coolidge
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#5. Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools. - Author: Don Henley
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#6. As we grow in disciplined, self-sacrificing love, so we will grow in intercessory prayer. Superficially fervent prayers devoid of such love are finally phony, hollow, shallow.5 - Author: Alexander Strauch
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#7. Why do you think the fans like us - why they prefer our street raps over all that phony stuff out there? Because we're telling the real story of what it's like living in places like Compton. We're giving them reality. We're like reporters. We give them the truth. - Author: Eazy-E
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#8. Corporate polluters, their phony think tanks and political toadies like to marginalize environmentalists as tree huggers, or radicals. But there is nothing radical about clean air or water. - Author: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
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#9. People respect you because they feel you've survived hard times and endured, and although you've become famous, you haven't become phony. - Author: Marilyn Monroe
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#10. I'm an entertainer; I try to give the public what it wants while I'm on the screen, and I'm completely sincere about it. If I don't happen to be a laughing boy off the screen, that doesn't make me a hypocrite or a phony. - Author: Johnny Carson
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#11. There are phony teachers who profess all kinds of things, and I think you will figure out real fast who they are. They just don't feel right. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#12. Liberals are hopping mad because Rush Limbaugh referred to phony soldiers as "phony soldiers." They claim he was accusing all Democrats in the military of being "phony." True, all Democrats in the military are not phony soldiers, but all phony soldiers seem to be Democrats. - Author: Ann Coulter
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#13. A Memory Is Better Than A Phony! - Author: Latif Mercado
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#14. The padded outfits, the bad scripts, the phony-looking sets ... he dealt with it all. He had to. He was Superman. - Author: Jerry Seinfeld
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#15. Flaky devotionalism, bowing and scraping and sucking up to the teacher is very phony. It is counterproductive to enlightenment and spiritual development. What is necessary is mutual respect. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#16. I feel like a traitor, a phony, a fake. But I am a hypocrite with the best intentions, and I need kissing desperately. - Author: Coco J. Ginger
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#17. Turning the Internet over to the U.N. or some other phony international organization would be a disaster, and I am not willing to stand by and let it happen. - Author: John Doolittle
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#18. Christianity happens when men and women accept with unwavering trust that their sins have been not only forgiven, but forgotten, washed away in the blood of the Lamb. Thus, my friend archbishop Joe Reia says, A sad Christian is a phony Christian, and a guilty Christian is no Christian at all. - Author: Brennan Manning
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#19. She probably knew what a phony slob he was. - Author: Anonymous
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#20. A man can take only so much. Even a phony man like me. - Author: Jeff Lindsay
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#21. It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you'd have these stupid one-liners - which I loathed - and I always felt phony doing them. - Author: Pierce Brosnan
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#22. One may be clogged with honey and unable to rise and fly. - Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
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#23. I know this sounds phony, but I don't start out on a project going, 'I'm going to make an emotional work,' you know what I mean? You try to tell the story directly and honestly and with passion. - Author: James Gray
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#24. You're wrong. She is a phony. But on the other hand you're right. She isn't a phony because she's a real phony. She believes all this crap she believes. You can't talk her out of it. - Author: Truman Capote
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#25. I live in my own way, I don't consider you. I don't consider anybody at all - because if you start considering others you can't live your life authentically. Consider and you will become phony. - Author: Osho
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#26. Catfish Hunter was a man among men. He was a genuine person. There was nothing phony about him. I learned a lot from him, both on and off the baseball field. - Author: Vida Blue
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#27. In Hollywood, you can't say anything bad about anybody or everyone is going to attack you. It's like you always have to put on a happy face, be the phony baloney, and I'm so not that. I never was that; I'll never be that. That is part of the business that I don't like. - Author: Chloe Sevigny
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#28. How many reality shows can you watch? They're so obviously phony. - Author: Eric Braeden
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#29. According to a new report, more than 700 fake Obamacare websites have been created. Security experts say it's simple to identify the phony sites because they are easy to log on to. - Author: Jay Leno
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#30. Don't talk the talk, if you can't walk the walk,
Phony niggaz are outlined in chalk - Author: Inspectah Deck
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#31. A placebo is a phony cure that works. This is very hard for the medical profession to get their teeth around because they hate placebos, but scientifically, placebos work in about 30% of cases that are psychogenic diseases. - Author: Charles Jencks
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#32. The most peaceful thing in the world is plowing a field. Chances are you'll do your best thinking that way. And that's why I've always thought and said, farmers are the smartest people in the world, they don't go for high hats and they can spot a phony a mile off. - Author: Harry Truman
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#33. Cursed, I was cursed, and my mother said she'd given up magic for good, said it was a terrible thing, but she wasn't above using it to keep me at her side, and she's a hypocrite, a liar, a fraud and phony, and I hate her I hate her I hate her! - Author: Kendall Kulper
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#34. With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? It sure sounds like it. - Author: James Inhofe
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#35. Al Gore couldn't be more phony if he were a professional Al Gore impersonator - Author: Dennis Miller
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#36. Elections in L.A. are so different. Here you've got politicians with phony smiles making false promises to voters with fake boobs and bad toupees. - Author: Jay Leno
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#37. What's so phony nowadays is all this familiarity. Pretending there isn't any difference between people - well, like you were saying about minorities, this morning. If you and I are no different, what do we have to give each other? How can we ever be friends? - Author: Christopher Isherwood
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#38. I attended Catholic school. We received a great education from the nuns ... Also, guilt. Guilt and a feeling of never being satisfied with what you've done. And a sense that you are inadequate and a big phony. All useful for a writer. I'm always being edited by my inner nun. - Author: George Saunders
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#39. I grew up when people seemed actually to be hurting themselves for their art. Of course, some of it was phony. - Author: Barry Hannah
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#40. The battle for freedom and liberty really never is over, and there are really low points in it, but I'm not giving up, and I'm not gonna engage in phony pep talks, either. - Author: Rush Limbaugh
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#41. I let people see the cracks in my life. We can't be phony. We've got to keep it real. - Author: Charles R. Swindoll
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#42. We used to be a serious country. When we got attacked at Pearl Harbor, we took on Imperial Japan, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. We beat all three in less than four years. We're about to enter the seventh year of this phony war against ... [terrorist groups], and we're losing. - Author: Newt Gingrich
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#43. Nothing had worked out the way it should have. All of the hopes had turned out to be phony, as false as those Audioanimatronic animals at Disney World, just a bunch of clockwork, a cheat, a false dawn, a false pregnancy, a - - Author: Stephen King
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#44. I think [audiences are] more aware now of the contradictions in mainstream culture, the phony piety that permeates society, the inhumane hypocrisy. - Author: Paul Krassner
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#45. I think we're in an age starved for genuine experiences, instead of cathartic phony experiences through the media, structured, engineered experiences. And those are the fast food, the masturbation of experience. They don't really exhaust any aspect of ourselves; they don't make us any stronger. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#46. Unlike so many Dylan-writer-wannabes and phony 'encyclopedia' compilers, Sean Wilentz makes me feel he was in the room when he chronicles events that I participated in. Finally a breath of fresh words founded in hardcore, intelligent research. - Author: Al Kooper
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#47. Being with her was like being backstage during an amateurish, ridiculous play. - Author: Nathanael West
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#48. Old lady judges watch people in pairs
Limited in sex, they dare
To push fake morals, insult and stare
While money doesn't talk, it swears
Obscenity, who really cares
Propaganda, all is phony. - Author: Bob Dylan
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#49. He said he talked to Jesus all the time. Even when he was driving his car. That killed me. I just see the big phony bastard shifting into first gear and asking Jesus to send him a few more stiffs. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#50. I believe it was Today show fourth-hour host Kathie Lee Gifford who said, 'If drag queens love you, you'll have the longest career in the world. They know phony and they know real.' - Author: Kathie Lee Gifford
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#51. They're a symbol of the whole town, pretending to fight, love, weep and laugh all the time - and they're phonies, all of them. And I head the list ... their phony hearts were dripping with the milk of human kindness. - Author: Ben Hecht
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#52. I'd much rather be a one-hit wonder than a phony. - Author: CM Punk
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#53. It's a phony issue. To pretend the death penalty is going to end crime in the United States is to fool people, to promote public ignorance. - Author: Rudy Giuliani
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#54. He knew he was sounding a little Holden Caulfield-esque calling everyone a phony, but he really did think everyone was a phony. - Author: Sarah Mlynowski
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#55. How empty are the insincere words of people who, so easily, speak forth "love," "family" and "friendship" without meaning what they say even if their intentions are good albeit mere flattery. - Author: Donna Lynn Hope
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#56. Said I'll make it big when, everybody know me
Well, I made it big and, everybody phony - Author: Mac Miller
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#57. I'm not different for the sake of being different, only for the desperate sake of being myself. I can't join your gang: you'd think I was a phony and I'd know it. - Author: Vivian Stanshall
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#58. In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god's blessings. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence. - Author: A.A. Lewis
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#59. Mitt Romney - he had a Rock Hudson thing going, shoeblack hair and a well-hung resume, but even for a shameless, position-shifting phony he seemed a trifle insincere. - Author: James Wolcott
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#60. Be daring enough to be different,
humble enough to make mistakes,
wild enough to be burnt in the fire of love,
real enough to make others see how phony you are. - Author: Brennan Manning
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#61. He was the kind of phony that have to give themselves room when they answer somebody's question - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#62. Man prides himself on being the only animal who can modify his nature, yet when he chooses to do so he is called a phony. - Author: Anton Szandor LaVey
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#63. The Republicans released their 'Pledge to America.' It's 21 pages of phony charts and bad ideas. Sarah Palin got a copy, and she said, 'How am I supposed to fit all this crap on my hand? - Author: Bill Maher
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#64. When he greeted them on Day 16, he said, "Thanks so much, such great food for us." This time he gave a false, fake laugh. Phony. I thought of my mother . Her disdain for phonies was even greater than her disdain for the lazy. - Author: Shannon Kirk
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#65. Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel. - Author: Oscar Levant
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#66. What I don't like today is, to put it coarsely, the phony Hasidism, the phony mysticism. Many students say, "Teach me mysticism." It's a joke. - Author: Elie Wiesel
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#67. The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn't care about his people is one who pretends to care. People can spot a phony every time. - Author: Jimmy Johnson
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#68. He was part of a ruined generation of young men coddled by their parents -by their mothers especially- raised on unearned self-esteem, in a bubble of overaffection, in a sad incubator of phony achievement. - Author: Jess Walter
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#69. The phony surrender's over; the ceasefire has ended. The final fight for the Republic has begun. - Author: Marie Lu
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#70. A company of wolves, is better than a company of wolves in sheep's clothing. - Author: Anthony Liccione
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#71. That Hollywood thing, where everybody hugs and kisses everybody else - I always stiffen. It's an assumed familiarity. It's phony. - Author: Jennifer Tilly
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#72. Nowadays, the game is all bugged out,
Phony, like back when Hammer tried to come thugged out. - Author: Daniel Dumile
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#73. People striving for approval from others become phony. - Author: Ichiro Suzuki
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#74. Everybody is watching you every minute anyways. If they think the message you're sending out is phony, they're going to say, 'Who does he think he is?' It's again good business. But it is also an obligation. - Author: James Sinegal
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#75. The true definition of a phony is a high flyer with low mileage; a person who offers a worldview from the comforts of his/her living room. - Author: Johnnie Dent Jr.
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#76. Phony never led anyone to Jesus. - Author: Mark Hall
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#77. Well, I'm not sure I know what you mean by a prima donna, but if something doesn't interest me or if someone bores me, or if I think they're a phony, I just don't bother with them, that's
all. - Author: Bobby Fischer
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#78. It's always disappointing to come across phony do-gooders. And it's easy to scoff at celebrities working in war zones. - Author: Janine Di Giovanni
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#79. Just saw the phony ad by [Ted] Cruz. Totally false. More dirty tricks. He got caught in so many lies. Is this man crazy? - Author: Donald Trump
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#80. It was still a cold war at this stage, a phony war, nothing that could be truly won or lost. The wind stirred the branches of the tree. Sparks flew from the fire. The storm was coming. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#81. The moment you sense someone is making something because they think people are gonna buy it or like it, it's just so phony! The public has a nose for phony like nobody else. - Author: Zooey Deschanel
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#82. Our current drug crisis is a tragedy born of a phony system of classification. For reasons that are little more than accidents of history, we have divided a group of nonfood substances into two categories: items purchasable for supposed pleasure (such as alcohol), and illicit drugs. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
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#83. Kids are so smart these days. They sense when there's a phony bologna out there. Especially in music, when they see something that's being marketed to them, they'll call it out. They'll be like, "This chick is bullshit." - Author: Katy Perry
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#84. I didn't come to Hollywood. Hollywood came to me. A lot of people wish they could say the things I say. Everyone out here is so phony, it's sickening. - Author: Mr. T
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#85. Indigos disrespect and dislike anyone who's disingenuous. Indigos can feel phoniness in other people, and they won't be phony themselves. Indigos would rather be punished than say something contrary to their feelings. You - Author: Doreen Virtue
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#86. The organization of American society is an interlocking system of semi-monopolies notoriously venal, an electorate notoriously unenlightened, misled by mass media notoriously phony. - Author: Paul Goodman
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#87. To be honest, I'm really into folk music, and I love Big Phony. I like Priscilla Ahn, and yeah, I really support Asian-American artists. - Author: Justin Chon
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#88. Don't support the phonies, SUPPORT THE REAL - Author: Tupac Shakur
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#89. Worship that does not lead to neighborly compassion and justice cannot be faithful worship of YHWH. The offer is a phony Sabbath! - Author: Walter Brueggemann
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#90. A lot of what people did and said when they "predicted" things, Morey now realized, was phony: pretending to know things rather than actually knowing things. There were a great many interesting questions in the world to which the only honest answer was, "It's impossible to know for sure". - Author: Michael Lewis
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#91. The Republicans here in Concord and down in Washington D.C. would have us believe that the War on Women is a phony war. Michele Bachmann and Fox News would have us believe that the whole thing is 'political fiction.' - Author: Ann McLane Kuster
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#92. I mention my age because I find people in this country - women, not men, of course - women are so troubled by their age. There's a culture of youth, and it's a phony culture. - Author: Teresa Heinz
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#93. From beginning to end, all this phony relationship can offer you is a toxic combination of fake love and real abuse. He constructs the psychopathic bond through deception and manipulation. You maintain it through self-sacrifice and denial. - Author: Claudia Moscovici
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#94. If a man's associates find him guilty of being phony, if they find that he lacks forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose. - Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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#95. Teachers at all levels encourage the idea that you have to talk about things in order to understand them, because they wouldn't have jobs, otherwise. But it's phony, you know. - Author: Denise Levertov
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#96. Style is the thing that's always a bit phony, and at the same time you cannot write without style. - Author: Elizabeth Bowen
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#97. With George Clooney, the distinctive quality is a unique kind of American phoniness - charming because it's aware of itself as phony. It's as old as old Huck Finn, but, in our age, it has migrated from the fringes to the center. - Author: Rich Cohen
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#98. No one ever escapes Gloucester. Kids go off to college and settle somewhere else. But they always come back. If Gloucester is all you know, every place else seems a little phony. - Author: Mark Kurlansky
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#99. It's a Barnum and Bailey world,
Just as phony as it can be. - Author: Yip Harburg
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#100. Writer's block is a phony, made up, BS excuse for not doing your work. - Author: Jerry Seinfeld
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