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Being Honest Quotes

We’ve collected the best Being Honest Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Jessica Simpson, Mike Posner, Alex Rodriguez, Guy Sebastian, Martin Sheen. Use them as an inspiration.

I am the first person to go to Barnes & Noble and buy the new self-help book. I like to fill out the surveys, then I get my friendsopinions on how I answered to see if I was being honest with myself or not.
It’s just about being honest. I listen to a lot of stuff that’s out there, some of which I wrote, and I’m like, ‘Where is that? Where’s the honesty?’ So that’s what I want to get to in my music now.
You get to a point where you get tired of being stupid and selfish and not being honest with yourself.
If I’m being honest I hate the whole genre thing.
Golf is fundamentally about being honest. I see people hit eight shots and tell me they shot five. I never say a word. It is a reminder to me of what is at stake.
I’m working 30 hours or so a week, and if I’m being honest I’d rather it was 50.
Sam Hinkie
In the future, I’d like to continue being honest with myself and admit when I’d be better off asking someone else to illustrate my writing.
Adam Rex
Standing up for what you believe in and being honest, telling the truth are all very liberating things.
Hopefully at some point, someone else behind me will have an easier time with training methods, with being honest, with being true to who they are or whatever, because I broke down some sort of barrier.
Being honest with you, it’s not the ‘greatwall of China. It’s an all right wall. It’s the ‘All Right Wall of China.’
If you go around the kitchen and ask my employees what they want to be doing in three to five years, most of them, if they’re being honest, will tell you that they don’t want to be working for me. They want to have their own place. And I think that’s great.
I felt that as long as we were being honest, and that we didn’t bend the truth to accomplish another goal, to be entertaining or to be a happy ending, I was confident that we’d be able to tell the story the way it happened.
Ted Demme
Like my hero Virginia Woolf, I do lack confidence. I always find that the novel I’m finishing, even if it’s turned out fairly well, is not the novel I had in my mind. I think a lot of writers must negotiate this, and if they don’t admit it, they’re not being honest.
I may attempt a novel. I think that no matter what you write, it requires being honest with oneself, and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life.
When I was being honest with myself, I had to own that there was something about me that was drawing an energy in my life that left me feeling underserved and unfulfilled. I decided to grow. I decided to purge myself of anyone and anything that was not full of goodness, serving me or making me happy.
Denzel Washington invoked confidence. When you have confidence, you can do anything. And that’s what happened. I learned about being honest and keeping it true, keeping it true in my performance.
Too often, when you are close to people in power, you’re trying to make them happy; you’re trying to tell them what they want to hear. But I find that really good leaders don’t want that. They want the truth. And you do them a service, and yourself a service, by just being honest and straightforward.
I love being honest and intimate with people. I love building community. I love emailing with readers.
If I’m being honest that’s something that I think to myself every time I go on Instagram – ‘Look how skinny she is, I wanna be that skinny’, and it’s horrible.
I think the most important foundation about any relationship is just being honest. You’ve got to. My wife and I are honest to a fault with each other, and we’re best friends on top of it, so we’re very fortunate.
Apparently, despite my awareness of its pejorative connotation, procrastinating is something I fall victim to quite frequently. I’m not proud of it; I’m just being honest.
What made Strapping Young Lad important, at least to me, was I was being honest about whatever was important to me at that time. In many ways, that musical process is there to resolve those issues, if you will.
I always struggle to get Aussies on stuff if I’m just being honest. I’ve asked heaps of Aussies to do duets and it’s always just a pain in the bum and I just don’t bother any more.
If I’m being honest, I was messing up on every other level in my life growing up – whether it was in school or in my jobs. I was always distracted by my love for music.
You remember had this gigantic clock in the arena showing the size of the national debt. And Paul told America, if you elect Republicans, we can fix that. But, if Paul Ryan was being honest, he would‘ve pointed to the debt clock and said, we built that.
The difference between the Liberals and the Conservatives is that the Conservatives are being honest that what they’re planning to do is not going to get us past 30 per cent greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
In love, I’ve been a deceiver. But I realized being honest is so much easier than lying and being deceitful.
Life ain’t a drama. And life isn’t just a comedy. Life is sometimes horrifying. Life is science-fiction. There are all elements and faculties that we navigate, so I just expect a script to reflect that. As long as it’s truthful. I think genre-bending is just being honest.
I have strong views, and I can’t imagine not ever being honest about those views.
In my experience, durable progress must be fashioned out of more than obscured truth, slogans, and empty promises. You do it through hard work. By going everywhere. Listening to everyone. Being honest with people. Being ambitious without indulging in magical thinking.
I was being honest – I have nothing to hide. All I do, all the time, with everybody, is tell them what I am thinking, what I am feeling.
Leelee Sobieski
I don’t think enough women are being honest about motherhood.
For me it was just about staying the course, staying true to who I believe that I am, being open, being honest, being transparent with the players, being firm with the players but at the same time listening to the players.
Being honest and spontaneous is important when making music. But I’m also really logical when I compose.
I don’t think people get the pressure of becoming famous and what it does for an artist. What does that for your creative self. And what that can do for your mental health. And I would say, from year two to year six or eight of ‘Grey‘s,’ it was extremely difficult and very stressful and traumatic, if I’m being honest.
Any actor who is being honest will admit there’s always a small or large part of the real you in every character. It’s impossible not to have that.
Jerry Ferrara
When I graduated college, I didn’t get a job. I started making YouTube videos. I used to spend my days making art, and I love that. And, if I’m being honest, what’s the hardest thing? I think it’s just becoming a CEO from this path of being a YouTuber.
Being honest with the public is how they respect you.
Angel Haze
We in this entertainment industry try to act like we’re so super powerful. we’re not being honest, because we’re human, and in our humanity there’s a little fear.
A huge part of my career and how I want to participate in the world is being unapologetically myself and being honest and vulnerable.
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.
I started writing songs by myself. That always came from whatever I was feeling and being honest about that because I never had any intention of anyone ever hearing them.
People are always trying to be on top. And not always with a macabre agenda, but I think that people are desperately trying to remain in control, rather than being honest.
When I think of my version of a role model, it’s not about being the perfect Samaritan; it’s just being out there and being honest and happily imperfect.
You can’t be afraid to be honest and to be yourself. We all have imperfections and fall short at some point. Showing your human side creates a sensitivity, openness and trust. That’s the beginning of the demise in a relationship – not being honest and not being you.
I think if you’re an unhappy person, you’re always going to be an unhappy person. You’re probably going to be less unhappy if your business is doing well, if I’m being honest.
There are people who are explicit and people who are implicit, right? Like I say, ‘I think there is a God,’ but I’ve seen Christian metalcore bands do altar calls at their shows and be like, ‘Come get saved right now.’ I think there’s a subtler way, which is to say I’m being honest with my beliefs.
I was obviously never good enough to play at a top level, or even anywhere close to that, if I’m being honest. That’s the reality.
Milk and Honey‘ was written with me being honest to myself, kind of pulling at the things that I hear the most and saying that out loud, and you know, that thing that we hear the most is most universal, and so that rings true with all folks. The language used in the poetry is extremely, extremely accessible.
If you have the ability to convince somebody of something that you don’t necessarily think is the case, it’s a valuable asset. Not that I’m, like, a pathological liar, but we spend most of the day not fully being honest, you know?
I think I have come to a place where I’m able to feel more comfortable about being honest.
For me, it was never about the money. It was about the truth, about being honest.
Rebecca Loos
I think that, in my research anyway, country music seems to be grounded in people staying true to their roots, being homegrown and being honest storytellers.
Alex Roe
I agree that I am different from others. I am not trying to fit in someone else’s shoes. I am being honest to myself.
Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest.
I think anyone in a relationship has to deal with temptation if they’re being honest with themselves. People don’t talk about it very much, but it’s very honest. Guys and girls both have temptation.
I’ve never pretended that I’m not female and vulnerable. To me, it’s just being honest.
We are trying to push the envelope with a lot of characters in ‘Brothers.’ We are going out of the way and being honest to our roles.
For me, it’s about honest interactions with people, always being honest with myself. That’s my biggest power.
Anya Chalotra
I don’t watch any sports; I’m just being honest.
I think leadership is about being honest. It’s about being transparent. I think it’s about putting yourself in the shoes of others.
And if I’m being honest, I don’t think I have an ex-boyfriend who would have something mean to say about me.
People go to their jobs and hate it every day, but they have great ideas. Put that same time and effort into something you love – it really starts with being honest with yourself.
I’m disgusted by babies, and I’m so sorry, I’m just being honest. They make me sick.
Our biggest struggle as human beings is to project ourselves as something that society has deemed admirable or likable instead of being honest.
Matthew Shultz
Personally, I think fidelity is important. I don’t see any point in being together if you’re not being honest, having fun together, and respecting one another. Why would you stay in a relationship otherwise?
Warren Buffett has shown you can be very, very successful without being rapacious, while still being honest, without engaging in constant legal battles.
Guy Spier
I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what’s more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on.
I don’t stress about the outcome because I know the only thing I have control over is my own hard work. So long as I’m being honest about that and striving to be the best version of myself, I’m happy.
There’s prejudice everywhere. I don’t think the music industry is as bad as the movie industry. But I have taken a few hits over the years for my sexuality, and for being honest about my life. In the end, it’s the music that rules the roost.
If I’m being honest, yes, I’ve always been into the underdog instead of the golden boy or guy with the easy life. It doesn’t seem that dramatic from a storied perspective to play someone that has it easy or is incredibly normal.
Any parent who says parenting came easily to them is not being honest with themselves. Parenting is hard.
The only hard-and-fast rules a Perot must operate under are getting a sound education; being honest and ethical in our business dealings; treating the people who work for us with respect and dignity; and, finally, a Perot cannot be afraid to take risks when appropriate.
Ross Perot, Jr.
Not everyone has to be a model and a designer, there are so many other options that are great and long-lasting. It’s just finding what you’re good at and being honest with yourself.
Most of all, be honest with yourself and make sure those in political office, our so called public servants, are being honest, holding them accountable for their actions!
David Pratt
When I was on ‘Hurt Bert’ on FX – and I’m not crapping on FX, I’m just being honest – there was a point when I realized that they didn’t care if I died. If I died, they’d say ‘Of course it’s a legal thing, but think of the numbers.’
I think there’s a lot of anxiety about being seen as a bad parent. There’s still a lot of subjects that I think people aren’t entirely comfortable being honest about.
When you reach 50, what you care about is being honest, being accurate, and being an example.
People can relate more to being honest about your problems, your insecurities, and the things that you find wrong with yourself. Because that’s how we really are.
Men are, on the whole, born without any fashion sense whatsoever. I don’t say this to be mean, but I’m just being honest.
Sexuality is a big issue, but there are others – how much you commit to a relationship, to social obligation, to honesty and being honest with yourself.
If you’re really being honest with yourself when you’re acting, part of it is touching the real you. You can only separate yourself so much from the character. Those vulnerable moments do touch me.
We have little choice but to place a certain level of trust in scientists – even when it comes to the model-driven speculative discipline of climate change. And, need it be said, most scientists take great care in being honest, principled and precise.
I think I would destroy CM Punk if I’m being honest. I don’t know if anyone would disagree with that.
If I’m writing with or for someone else, it just has to feel true and real for them. It has to feel like they’re being honest. If it’s for myself, it’s the same thing. It has to be something I can mean when I say it.
Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.
With film, it’s all about the actor being able to feel the things that the character’s feeling. It must do some strange things to your mind. Music I find much easier because you’re being honest about where you are as a person.
Marketa Irglova
‘The Iliad’ is about a war 1,200 years ago that solved nothing and achieved nothing. Most of our wars achieve very little. But whatever agenda I have gets buried in a work this great. If you’re being honest, you realize that, as an artist, you’re not a policy maker.
It is difficult, but you need to be honest with yourself as an athlete, and have a team telling you the right things, being honest with you.
Things haven‘t always worked out how I want them to, but the eventuality of being honest is a daily gift.
Being honest with myself is something I like. I am happy that I don’t make excuses when I make a mistake. This is a good way to improve in the fastest way.
It’s a challenge, writing about actors, especially a good actor, because you can’t always tell when they’re being honest and when they’re pretending – that is, when they’re acting. The really good ones don’t always seem to know themselves.
Rich Cohen
As long as you’re being honest and there’s intention in what you’re doing, then I think that energy permeates your field and becomes like a homing signal for other people with like energies.
Music to me is about being honest, and it’s what I’ve always pictured music as. I don’t see the point of expressing yourself if you are going to be cryptic about it.
The risk of being honest can lead to people ostracizing you. It’s easier to cling to the persona, the stage, the reputation that people want to see.
Israel Houghton
Mike Leigh taught me about making choices – as an actor, you choose between being honest and clever, and with Mike, it’s always about being honest. I learned how to behave on a film set from Jim Broadbent. He was a great example of someone with a fantastic career who kept his feet on the ground.
I feel, other than physical attributes, which can be subjective, being good at your work makes anyone desirable. Being honest and kind with fellow beings is also appealing.
To me, being masculine means being a great guy, a kind and loving husband, and a hard worker, and being honest, taking care of your family, being a good father, and being brave.
I can be very serious, but if I’m being honest, I’m very happy with the way my life has turned out.
There’s nothing wrong with being honest about what you are.