35 Quotes About Shallowness


In a world of social media, there is a new phenomenon creating symptoms of shallowness and narcissism. These quotes about shallowness capture the essence of this emotion.

“A woman who holds her head up too high, is trying to breathe from her own pollution.”

“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.”

“Americans no longer talk to each other, they entertain each other. They do not exchange ideas, they exchange images. They do not argue with propositions; they argue with good looks, celebrities and commercials.”

“Cartooning is preaching. And I think we have a right to do some preaching.”

“Courage is more important than to be deceived by shallow victory waiting for a delayed defeat.”

“Dinner was a disaster. Brent introduced himself while staring at my bulge, and I was glad to be shown to our table so that we were seated with a table between us, forcing him to look me in the eye.”

“Don’t waste your life trying to fill up a hollow or a hollow be filled up because it not only makes your life shallow but your conscious hollow.”

“Everyone was a rose but even more complex than a mere flower. Everyone was made up of infinitely layered petals. And everyone had something indescribably precious at the heart of their being.”

“He knows how to market himself well. Nowadays, that’s all that seems to count. He’s rebellious in a way that appeals to people with vain, shallow taste.”

“He looked at me with the tired, ignorant, slightly stupid expression that is so common in people who aren’t used to seeing the broader picture in small things.”

“I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships.”

“I wonder if ever again Americans can have that experience of returning to a home place so intimately known, profoundly felt, deeply loved, and absolutely submitted to?”

“Ideas are not in textbooks and journals, Ideas are more deeper than the shallow written works of men. You are the idea that comes like an idea.”

“If love is blind, then maybe a blind person that loves has a greater understanding of it.”

“In deep waters, you encounter only the wise and the brave; in shallow waters, the ignorant and the coward!”

“It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”

“It seemed only right that beauty was the key to the industry, and the sacrificing of beauty to buy possessions seemed only fair to her evolving mind.”

“Life so far seemed like a kind of dance to him, and he was pleased to discover that he was pretty good at it.”

“Love that is fueled solely by feelings will suddenly find itself out of gas on a long road with no gas stations.”

“Many people define who they are, based upon what the world sees when it looks at them. They build themselves with their foundation set upon the perceptions of others.”

“Maybe a person’s world can grow bigger in all the right ways, not too wide that it becomes shallow, just large enough to preserve its depth.”

“My dear boy, the people who only love once in their lives are really the shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.”

“Never presume to know a person based on the one dimensional window of the internet. A soul can’t be defined by critics, enemies or broken ties with family or friends.”

“Our century is so shallow, its desires scattered so widely, our knowledge so encyclopedic, that we are absolutely unable to focus our designs on any single object and hence, willy-nilly, we fragment all our works into trivia and charming toys.”

“People care much more for how things look than how things are.”

“People say sometimes that Beauty is superficial. That may be so. But at least it is not so superficial as Thought is. To me, Beauty is the wonder of wonders.”

“People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they’re doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody see the person holding the camera.”

“Remember that the fool in the eyes of the gods and the fool in the eyes of man are very different.”

“She avoids deep thought like an empty restaurant, not out of stupidity, but a canny resolve to be happy.”

“The Earth orbits round tables.”

“Unfortunately, we often have shallow relationships because we have paper towel friends. We use them up and then throw them away when we don’t need them anymore.”

“When we teach people to run after miracles, we make them shallow men.”

“With subtle and finely-wrought temperaments it is always so. Their strong passions must either bruise or bend. They either slay the man, or themselves die.”

“Working a 40 hour work week is a very shallow and unfulfilling experience for many people.”

“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.”

Shallowness is a very unwelcoming symptom of many. Being mindful of your behavior will help to keep those close to you comfortable.

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