Top 50 Phony Quotes

We have collected the best Phony Quotes by famous authors including Jake Tapper, Mr. T, Don Henley, Jim Inhofe, Fred Rogers and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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My job is to not take for granted when somebody says, ‘Oh, this is all just a made-up, phony scandal,’ or, ‘What this person did put the U.S. government at risk.’

Jake Tapper
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.

Mr. T
Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools.

Don Henley
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.

Jim Inhofe
I do think that young children can spot a phony a mile away.

Fred Rogers
I think the best wrestling always needs to pretend to be real, and Vince Russo’s wrestling is so pathetically far-fetched and phony that I think he does a disservice to his wrestlers and the business.

Bret Hart
I think Rachel Maddow is quite good at what she does. I also think she’s a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.

Alec Baldwin
Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got.

Larry Bird
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.

James Sinegal
I don’t like living around too many fancy-pantsy folks. That ain’t my thing. I’m not into phony people.

James McBride
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.’

Ann McLane Kuster
My father was Donald Trump in many ways. His narcissism. I grew up with that generation of guys from New York, a generation of New York phony snake-oil-salesmen kind of energy.

Randy Rainbow
I think to close half of Magic Kingdom for the purpose of a White House invitation town hall meeting on a phony main street on behalf of a phony president just strikes me as weird.

Newt Gingrich
I don’t think there is a single character in ‘The Graduate’ that is not a phony, to one degree or another, except Benjamin and Elaine, and only in the scenes when they are alone together.

Ron Howard
I’m not a phony. I’m the real deal.

Rex Ryan
I’m just happy I’m not a phony.

Mike Tyson
States should pass laws making it illegal to own or trade wild animals; the phony ‘educational’ permits that many private owners have used to skirt those laws should be eliminated.

Susan Orlean
How many reality shows can you watch? They’re so obviously phony.

Eric Braeden
When you’re riding around with the fellas, you want to listen to something real masculine, like ‘Boyz-in-the-Hood.’ How would it look riding around and listening to something wimpy like ‘I Need Love’ or that phony stuff Jazzy Jeff does?

MC Ren
People can spot a phony and I think young people can spot a phony.

Tony Khan
I need a little more ‘Jersey Shore’ in me, I guess. It’s just not who I am. It would almost be phony at this point.

Frankie Edgar
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.

Teresa Heinz
I grew up when people seemed actually to be hurting themselves for their art. Of course, some of it was phony.

Barry Hannah
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.

Aidan Turner
I look for the dark story, where something secret was done. I read and read and pick up the trail of a true story. I use nothing but true stories. They are so much better than phony ones.

Alan Furst
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.

Zooey Deschanel
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. Maybe that will always keep me an outsider, I don’t know. But that’s fine.

Chloe Sevigny
In Sweden, stardom is looked upon as phony. You walk to the theater every day like everybody else.

Lena Olin
That Hollywood thing, where everybody hugs and kisses everybody else – I always stiffen. It’s an assumed familiarity. It’s phony.

Jennifer Tilly
You’ve got to be yourself, and if you’re not, you’re a phony. It comes shining through if you’re not careful.

Jack Harbaugh
The studio rented a house for my wife in Los Angeles under a phony name to keep reporters away. Whenever I wanted to visit her and my children, I would have to sneak in the back door after dark.

Max von Sydow
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.

John Doolittle
I cannot be phony.

The Iron Sheik
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.

Vivian Stanshall
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.

Chloe Sevigny
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.

James Gray
It’s always disappointing to come across phony do-gooders. And it’s easy to scoff at celebrities working in war zones.

Janine di Giovanni
You don’t want to come in and be phony and be someone you’re not.

Jimmy Garoppolo
When you have a star, he becomes the focus of a variety show, and he has to take himself seriously. But with Super Dave, it’s all phony anyway.

Bob Einstein
If you’re looking for the phony in American politics, you could do worse than follow the money.

Ben Fountain
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.

Pierce Brosnan
Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you’ll find the real tinsel underneath.

Oscar Levant
Managers who don’t lead are quite discouraging, but leaders who don’t manage don’t know what’s going on. It’s a phony separation that people are making between the two.

Henry Mintzberg
I am not fond of lengthy descriptions of phony artworks.

Rachel Kushner
One of Obama’s most impressive attributes is his quiet confidence: Voters sense that he is comfortable in his own skin, a dedicated father and friend who won’t waste time with the phony rituals of Washington.

Ron Fournier
I was never a white guy pretending to be black. Not once, ever, did it occur to me that I was being phony or fraudulent or fake. Quite the opposite – I always believed I was living the truest form of my self.

Shaun King
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.

James Wolcott
Whenever you have a character in which one of his defining qualities is his sexuality, it’s always challenging, because you don’t want to bring in someone who’s going to play that in a phony way.

Nelsan Ellis
Commercials were too phony for me. I just didn’t like selling products I didn’t believe in.

River Phoenix
I hated L.A., so spread out, so phony. It’s like Vegas. It isn’t real.

Anne Murray