We have collected the best Shallow Quotes by famous authors including Lenny Bruce, Terry Wogan, Colin Wilson, Brooke Burns, Thomas Carlyle and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I don’t read enough books, so I guess I’m pretty shallow. I’m a lot into the physical. With me, first attraction is never intellectual.
I’m terribly shallow. I don’t miss things once I have stopped doing them, and I don’t miss people when I stop seeing them.
Whereas in the past optimism had been regarded as rather shallow – because ‘oh well, it’s just your temperament, you happen to be just a cheerful sort of person’ – what I wanted to do was to establish that in fact it is the pessimists who are allowing all kinds of errors to creep into their work.
I’ve been a swimmer and a diver for quite a while. It was something that I think I got too comfortable with, and I dove into my black-bottomed pool and hit the slope from the shallow end to the deep end. And I had a chin to chest paralyzing break.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.
Shallow communities are relatively easy to build.
There aren’t enough good journalists. There are too many who really weren’t groomed to be reporters and, as a result, some of the reporting is shallow.
Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God.
Sitcom characters, my writing partner Sam Bain and I sometimes tell each other, are not normally self-conscious. Or not quite. The best sitcom characters are probably just a little self-conscious. Deep enough to feel pain and humiliation, but shallow enough that there are no hidden depths.
I have that special sort of novelist body of knowledge which is extraordinarily wide and very, very shallow. So I can usually answer the questions on ‘Jeopardy,’ but never the bonus question.
If you’re a beach person or a golfer, Key West is not for you. Most of the sand has been imported, and the water is shallow until you’ve waded far out, and all the way the sea floor is covered with yucky algae and sea grass.
‘Powers of Persuasion: The Story of British Advertising’ by Winston Fletcher – the impression you get from reading this book, which covers post-war advertising until the present, is of a chaotic, self-serving, occasionally brilliant but ultimately shallow business.
To work for the good of our country is not a shallow thing.
To live for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
Robert M. Pirsig
Only the shallow know themselves.
There are a bunch of different ways to look at the fashion industry. Is it shallow to work in fashion? Yes, it can be. But does fashion transform a woman who might feel like nothing and unimportant to glamorous and gorgeous? Yes, it does. Does it employ a huge sector of America? Yes, it does.
From a shallow standpoint, I like nice things.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
There’s a lot of music out there that’s like, ‘I’m so mad! I’m sad! I’m into skulls and crossbones and the color black,’ and that’s just meaningless and shallow. So much of metal is about that and it’s hard to find metal that is substantial and meaningful in terms of its content.
The most important thing I learned as a foreign correspondent in about 80 countries is that it takes a very shallow knowledge of history to think that there are solutions to most problems.
Robert D. Kaplan
If you become famous but haven’t actually achieved anything, then your life has no real meaning – unless you’re spectacularly shallow.
It’s a perfect wave when small and the most beautiful and scary wave on Earth when it’s big, as the swell from deep water hits the shallow reef ledge. A ten-foot high wave and a 30-footer break in the same depth of water.
Recently my publicist asked me for a college photo, and I realize how chubby I looked. I know this sounds totally shallow, but my advice is don’t fall prey to the freshmen fifteen!
Cecily von Ziegesar
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
We like to categorize things into showy things and deep things, you know, and things that are high music – important music – and shallow music. And I think that’s dangerous, because there’s often a mix of both.
The Hollywood actor business can be a little shallow and can be a little more of a facade, and Nashville and the South, people are genuine and real, so if I can be based out there and go off to Hollywood to do a film or do another TV show and then fly back to Nashville, I’d be set.
These are big trade-offs for a simple piece of cake – add five hundred calories, subtract well-being, allure, and self-esteem – and the feelings behind them are anything but vain or shallow.
It’s almost embarrassing to go back into my liberal background because it was about as shallow a belief system as humanly possible.
Our breath gets shallow and ineffective when we are in a stressed state. I advocate stopping whatever you’re doing for a couple of minutes five times a day, closing your eyes and taking deep breaths.
I think, on the whole, men are much more shallow than women.
It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel.
I think ‘ex-model,’ especially in the UK, smacks of being shallow and stupid and having no soul.
Deep down, I happen to be very shallow.
There’s no neutral language about travel. Either travel is described in ways that make it sound kind of shallow or just glossy or silly or a way for rich people to spend their time; or else travel is often described in quite derogatory ways, you know, like immigrants swarming across borders, for instance.
India is criss-crossed with the most elegant wells that tap into the shallow aquifer.
Even if a song has shallow lyrics, there’s something that you feel, regardless of what their lyrics are.
I think people find it so easy to write off teenagers and millennials as just being like these shallow, self-centered people who don’t have anything real going on and who are always just on their cell phones. But being a teenager is really hard.
It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.
As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow.
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
Hunter S. Thompson
We are shallow because we are ‘mayabang,’ ego driven, and do not have the humility to understand that we are only human, much too human to mistake knowledge for wisdom.
F. Sionil Jose
We are shallow because our media are so horribly shallow. Every morning, I peruse the papers, and there is so little to read in them. It is the same with radio – all that noise, that artifice.
F. Sionil Jose
Part of the whole L.A. mentality that nothing really matters unless it’s a success… is such a shallow and dangerous attitude to have.
I’m just shocked at how blatantly shallow people are sometimes.
The idea that the law should punish what is rude; that government should protect our tender sensibilities from those who would – quite often with shallow motivations but sometimes with deeper and more serious complaints – challenge our national certainties and rituals, should alarm and anger us.
When you’re feeling stressed, your breath becomes more rapid and shallow. Take some slow, deep breaths, which will reduce your stress level almost immediately.
I used to turn my shoulders pretty level, which a lot of golfers think is correct. But that made my swing too shallow coming into impact, so my contact was picky, especially off the turf.
If somebody writes clearly, you can pretty much tell immediately if something is shallow or deep, whereas if they write with all this duckweed on the surface, you can’t tell if the stream is one inch deep or a hundred fathoms.
I don’t try to worry about sounding like anybody because I know I have my own tone, my own sound. It’s just about being honest in a song and trying to relate myself or how to basically break it down as simple as possible for someone to try to understand it. Not being too deep, not being too shallow at the same time.
It is shallow people who think beauty is frivolous or excessive. If you are bringing beauty and god, you are enriching the country. Rice feeds the body, books feed the mind, beauty feeds the soul. It is one thing I can really be proud of and stand tall in the world.
I remember in Shallow Grave I remember a few times when we’d only have to do one take. But when you did have to do more than one, you’d build on the one you’d done.
Deep and simple are far, far more important than shallow and complicated and fancy.
Adult actors are really childish, and that’s nice to be around when you’re a kid. So the big reason I wanted to be an actor was I really enjoyed actors’ company – which probably makes me about as shallow as a puddle. But it could be worse. I could be working for a living.
A small lens gives you a very specific look. You don’t have a shallow depth of field.
It’s a fallacy that people think that today’s teenagers are shallow or somehow less intelligent than in the past.
It would be nice if we didn’t have to drill for oil in the gulf. We have this shallow continental shelf on the west coast of Florida, and it would be a real disaster if we had a major oil spill there. It would be wonderful if we could find some other source of energy.
Americans have decided to be stupid and shallow since 1980.
Darcy, the heroine of ‘Something Blue,’ is quite shallow and opinionated. At one point, she commented that she dislikes ‘gingers,’ i.e., men with red hair. I received several emails from fiery redheads who said they were offended by ‘my’ comments. I had to remind them that it is fiction.
On the surface, it’s really easy to dismiss certain characters, but sometimes you find that the most interesting parts are disappointingly shallow. It’s your job as an actress to pull that person apart, and work out why they act the way that they do.
Jessica Brown Findlay
It’s a good thing Winston Churchill was around before the shallow age of television. He might never have become one of the greatest leaders of all time.
The standard entertainment industry reaction to Hollywood’s box office slump reveals the same shallow, materialistic mindset that helped create the problem in the first place.
I’m not here to put down men, God love them and I’m married to one, but I do think they are more shallow.
The idea that popular arts were shallow by definition and the traditional arts were profound was dead, I thought, and I wanted to prove it.
There’s a bizarre prejudice that exists in the New York publishing establishment that any work outside the tri-state area is being done by trained chimpanzees, that geography screens out sensibility. There’s an idea that all Los Angeles writing is about the movie industry, that it’s vulgar, shallow and banal.
Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
Palestinian violence is not a response to the capture of the West Bank and Gaza. Palestinian nationalism’s roots are not so shallow.
The men who really get repelled by what you’re wearing are a little shallow, and you probably don’t want to date them anyway.
I don’t work with anybody on the music, of course. But my God, some of the lyrics that other people have written were so shallow: ‘Hey baby this, hey baby that.’ I need substance to the words, you know? Give me depth!
When I first sat down with my oncologist the day before Thanksgiving, and she told me I would need 8 rounds of chemo, one of my first questions admittedly was: ‘Will I lose my hair?’ It sounds shallow, I know, but it was a very scary image to me.
A quick shallow fry is a great way to transform leftovers, and no more so than in the case of risotto.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The strange thing – and this is one of the advantages of being incredibly shallow and superficial – is that wherever I am, that’s sort of home.
I love the ideals of my country. But I hate that we’ve been so denied any real knowledge of the world and don’t have the education to think clearly, so we vote against our economic interest and believe in our most shallow first thoughts of fear and hatred.
To me, self-care isn’t really shallow. Showing up for yourself, putting on a little moisturizer, can inspire so many different parts of your life.
Jonathan Van Ness
Honestly, I’m a shallow performer. I just go with the text and feel my way around it. There’s not a whole lot of shaping.
Ronald Reagan had a kind of shallow movie-star charisma – a combination of makeup and the skill of a good actor – but it wasn’t the real thing, and was something that he could turn off when the cameras weren’t running.
It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.
The Bahamas has mangrove nurseries, coral reefs, shallow sea grass beds, and deep oceanic trenches – all perfect ecosystems for sharks. Photographing multiple shark species in exquisite water was the assignment I had dreamed about from the start.
I’m a very simple person. I’m very shallow. Shallow, simple, easily pleased: that’s me.
There is a part of me that is not fulfilled by acting. It is a self-involved life; it can feel shallow, but not very often.
There’s nothing wrong with being shallow as long as you’re insightful about it.
Up until the time I was cast in ‘Star Trek,’ the roles were pretty shallow – thin, stereotyped, one-dimensional roles. I knew this character was a breakthrough role, certainly for me as an individual actor but also for the image of an Asian character: no accent, a member of the elite leadership team.
When I first heard Bob Dylan, I’ll be honest, I didn’t like him. But I was shallow of mind and didn’t understand the poetry. I just judged him on his singing and his guitar playing.
Women are, in general, less shallow visually. If their man gains 10, 20 pounds, they don’t care as much.
Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy.
I wanted to be an actor from a young age, but actually becoming one and seen the ugly side of the world does feel different and sometimes unwelcome. There are shallow, vapid, untalented people zombieing the streets of Hollywood, adding decadence and immorality to an already extravagant business.
All creatures tread across the rubble of ruined civilizations. The trick is to keep moving. No animal ever goes about dispensing shallow compassion.
Rita Mae Brown
If you throw money around like confetti, it just becomes shallow and meaningless.