37 Quotes About Being Smug

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We are left with many people in life that are inauthentic in their encounters. These quotes about being smug will remind you to lead with thankfulness and gratitude and treat others with appreciation and grace.

“America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.”

“An enlarged global public society, with its many dissenting and corrective voices, can quickly call the bluff of lavishly credentialled and smug intellectual elites.”

“As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behaviour towards creatures, all men were Nazis.”

“But if out of smugness, or even cowardice, this battle is not fought to its end, then take a look at the peoples five hundred years from now. I think you will find but few images of God, unless you want to profane the Almighty.”

“Confidence quickly curdles into arrogance; smarts turn to smugness, charm turns to smarm.”

“For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.”

“For me, faith is more about aspiration than complacency – the smug satisfaction that other people find distasteful.”

“God knows how many things a man misses by becoming smug and assuming that matters will take their own course.”

“I became frustrated early on as a playwright by a kind of smug smallness in modern drama. There was a lack of what I now understand as courage in the work of others as well as in my own work, and I found I was mildly amused or interested by such plays but not deeply engaged or enlightened.”

“I can say with pride verging on smugness that I’ve got two very successful shows that assume their audience is very smart.”

“I can’t be smug, because I know that you can lose anything at any point. And I can’t be angry, because I haven’t lost it.”

“I don’t want to sound smug but I am reasonably satisfied with how it’s gone. I think it’s fine.”

“I have yet to find any support in the Bible for an attitude of smugness: Ah, they deserve their punishment; watch them squirm.”

“I must be irresistible. You can’t stay away from me for more than twenty-four hours.”

“I never feel like a smug or a smart-alec film director, and there are plenty of those around.”

“I think that London is very much like that. I find there’s humour in the air and people are interesting. And I think that it’s a place which is constantly surprising. The worst thing about it? I think it can be smug and aggressive.”

“I think there has been this really bad habit of environmentalists being insufferably smug, where they are sort of saying, ‘This is the issue that beats all other issues,’ or, ‘Your issue doesn’t matter because nothing matters if the earth is fried.'”

“I worship you, but I loathe marriage. I hate its smugness, its safety, its compromise and the thought of you interfering with my work, hindering me; what would you answer?”

“In my love-challenged condition, seeing a difficulty for someone else can leave me feeling a little more smug or superior-by-comparison.”

“In TV, and in particular in commercials, you don’t really need to explain very much at all – you just say he’s a spy and he’s a little bit theatrical and overblown and smug and he’s not very good at his job.”

“It’s a deep and all but certain truth about narcissistic personalities that to meet them is to love them, but to know them well is to find them unbearable.”

“I’ve got such a disgusting, wide, smug grin on my face all the time that my friends just want to slap me. I’ve never been so happy.”

“Lovers of the town have been content, for the most part, to say they loved it. They do not brag about its uplifting qualities. They have none of the infernal smugness which makes the lover of the country insupportable.”

“Most animals show themselves sparingly. The grizzly bear is six to eight hundred pounds of smugness. It has no need to hide.”

“Our myths are so many, our vision so dim, our self-deception so deep and our smugness so gross that scarcely any way now remains of reporting the American Century except from behind the billboards…”

“Put aside your pride, set down your arrogance, and remember your grave.”

“Real joy is becoming exceedingly rare among artists of any kind. And I have an idea that those who can and do communicate it are always people who have had a hard time.”

“The higher up, the harder the fall.”

“The smug complacency of technology adverts disguises a pretty mixed picture, with too many people not connected, too many passive users of technologies designed for interactive, and far too much talk about empowerment but far too little action to make it happen.”

“The world of the arts is by no means always comfortable, but neither is it likely ever to be boring. It is full of surprises, humor, traps for the unwary, and challenges to smugness.”

“Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.”

“Treat people like people. Beware of pity and patronization because in them, you can’t see when you’re unashamedly looking down on someone.”

“Truth, acceptance of the truth, is a shattering experience. It shatters the binding shroud of culture trance. It rips apart smugness, arrogance, superiority, and self-importance.”

“We singer-songwriter people, we’re used to getting up and doing our own thing in front of people, and we’re it. We’re the band, artist, writer, producer, front man.”

“What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy, and smug they might be.”

“What matters are those ordinary acts of kindness and of love, not vaulting ambition with its attendant hubris and smugness.”

“When someone speaks he looks at a mouth, not eyes and their colors, which, it seems to him, will always alter depending on the light of a room, the minute of the day.”

There is no excuse each day to live your life treating others poorly with your behavior.

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