Disingenuous Quotes On Success In Life

These disingenuous quotes will inspire you. Disingenuous not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging disingenuous quotes, disingenuous sayings, and disingenuous proverbs.

Best Disingenuous Quotes

  1. “I felt devalued and disrespected. The energy behind it felt disingenuous and motivated by corporate profit.” ~ Lisa Bonet
  2. “While it is clear that we need to make some adjustments to protect Social Security for the long term, it is disingenuous to say that the trust fund is facing a crisis” ~ Carl Levin
  3. “Their argument is that most shows are losers, which is true, but it’s also disingenuous to say, ‘We are not going to take the risk unless it is totally covered by the few successful shows that are out there.'” ~ Dick Wolf
  4. “At the risk of appearing disingenuous, I don’t really think of myself as ‘writing humor.’ I’m simply reporting on the world I observe, which is frequently hilarious.” ~ Richard Russo
  5. “…maybe the whole Internet will simply become like Facebook: falsely jolly, fake-friendly, self-promoting, slickly disingenuous….” – Zadie Smith” ~ Zadie Smith

  6. “The gift of willingness is the only thing that stands between the quiet desperation of a disingenuous life and the actualization of unexpressed potential.” ~ Jim McDonald
  7. “It is hard to get mad at Donald Trump for saying stupid things, in the same way you don’t get mad at a monkey when he throws poop at you at the zoo… What does get me angry is the ridiculous, disingenuous defending of the poop-throwing monkey.” ~ Jon Stewart
  8. “No one that has ever been in combat ever wants to see war anywhere in the world. It is horrible. It’s horrible looking at the pock-marked walls. It’s horrible looking at the flesh embedded on walls in Bosnia. It was horrible looking and interviewing and talking to the kids who lost their parents, because Saddam Hussein decided to feed their parents to the lions in downtown Baghdad. To characterize particularly myself, but other groups, as wanting to advocate a war I think is not only disingenuous, I think it’s a patent falsehood intentionally created to stigmatize a group of people.” ~ Matt Shea
  9. “There’s nothing good about being certain about things. And I don’t think there’s any real talent in using language in a manipulative way, with phrases like “tax relief” or “Social Security reform.” It’s politically clever, but it’s also completely disingenuous, and it’s not something to aspire to.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  10. “There’s the disingenuous duplicitousness, but you can apply that to every politician, really.” ~ David Cross

  11. “The idea that God is a worthy recipient of our gratitude for the blessings of life but should not be held accountable for the disasters is a transparently disingenuous innovation of the theologians.” ~ Daniel Dennett
  12. “Southern women see no point in the hard way. Life is hard enough. So we add a little sugar to the sour. Which is not to suggest Southern women are disingenuous cream puffs. Quite the opposite. When you are born into a history as loaded as the South’s, when you carry in your bones the incontrovertible knowledge of man’s violence and limitations, daring to stay sweet is about the most radical thing you can do.” ~ Allison Glock
  13. “It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican. He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican. It is even more outrageous to suggest that he would support the Republican Party of today, which has spent so much time and effort trying to suppress African American votes in Florida and many other states.” ~ Martin Luther King III
  14. “There is something so far-fetched and so extravagant in the idea of danger to liberty from the militia that one is at a loss whether to treat it with gravity or with raillery; whether to consider it as a mere trial of skill, like the paradoxes of rhetoricians; as a disingenuous artifice to instil prejudices at any price; or as the serious.” ~ Alexander Hamilton
  15. “It’s a dangerous game to write a song for a person you don’t know. It feels disingenuous.” ~ Andy Biersack

  16. “I gave someone a perverse argument not so long ago about why advertising is better than movies. You want to hear it? Movies operate from a really disingenuous premise, that people are heroes. I know a lot of people and have had an opportunity over the years to observe them. Are they heroes…? Let’s put it this way. Advertising tries something simpler and more believable: Products as heroes. I guess the idea is: When all else fails, put your faith in conditioner.” ~ Errol Morris
  17. “I find it more than a little disingenuous to act as if keeping slaves was something that set Thomas Jefferson apart from all mankind.” ~ Annette Gordon-Reed
  18. “It seems disingenuous for the intellectual elite of the first world to dwell on the subject of too many babies being born in the second- and third-world nations while virtually ignoring the over-population of cattle and the realities of a food chain that robs the poor of sustenance to feed the rich a steady diet of grain-fed meat.” ~ Jeremy Rifkin
  19. “These people also tended to pretend to care deeply about the blind and otherwise disabled. I am sympathetic to the needs of those users, but I can’t help but think that those who claimed to speak for the blind were being more than a little disingenuous, just like those Hemp people who present their arguments in terms of their deep and abiding care for the textile industry, when their real motives are … something else entirely.” ~ Jamie Zawinski
  20. “I really believe that when you’re playing a character that everything is contained in the script. If I’m pulling from things from my own life, then I think I’m being disingenuous to the character and the story.” ~ Walton Goggins

  21. “To the best of my knowledge and belief, the average American newspaper, even of the so-called better sort, is not only quite as bad as Upton Sinclair says it is, but 10 times worse, 10 times as ignorant, 10 times as unfair and tyrannical, 10 times as complaisant and pusillanimous, and 10 times as devious, hypocritical, disingenuous, deceitful, pharisaical, Pecksniffian, fraudulent, slippery, unscrupulous, perfidious, lewd and dishonest.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  22. “Perhaps the most important reason to be skeptical of government inflation numbers is that the government, like a fox campaigning to guard a hen house, has many reasons to be disingenuous. As the world’s largest debtor, the Federal Government is inflation’s primary beneficiary.” ~ Peter Schiff
  23. “I’ve interfaced with a lot of other creators of serialized shows, and I’ve really been blown away by the fact that they create a big spectacle, at the beginning, in the pilot, and they don’t ultimately know where they’re going. That’s terrifying to me, and creatively disingenuous.” ~ Paul Scheuring
  24. “There is some pressure when you are a woman doing what I do that you must support all other women unconditionally, no matter what they’re projecting, or writing, or producing, or putting forth as their art. I think that’s equally arbitrary and random and unfair, and kind of sexist. The secretly sexist way. I have really high standards for what I think is funny. I have that for everything, and I think it would be disingenuous of me to blanket-ly love everything a woman has produced simply to make a statement that we’re all in this together.” ~ Mindy Kaling
  25. “It’s hard to cover for someone who’s disrespectful and ungrateful…To say, ‘I didn’t quit the band’ is just not true. It’s disingenuous.” ~ Mark Hoppus

  26. “It would be weird for me to be raging against all of the bullies in my life because it would be disingenuous. I’ve gotten through all of that and I’m living a wonderful life, but that doesn’t mean that people aren’t mean to me.” ~ Andy Biersack
  27. “I have to say, the Campus Crusade tactic struck me as disingenuous. They rented a hotel ballroom next to a nightclub and set up a fake “party” inside, complete with security guards and flashing lights. When you walked in, instead of drink specials and trance music, they gave you gospel tracts.” ~ Kevin Roose
  28. “We want the government to be controlled by all the people, not by the richest 1%. That’s always been the first demand. That’s a simple enough message, and I think it’s pretty clear now, even though much of the media has been disingenuous in its coverage. We don’t want the heads of the biggest industries to make all the decisions, because they’re not for the people. They’re for the corporations. Power to the people!” ~ Russell Simmons
  29. “These things, she felt, were not to be passed around like disingenuous party favors. She kept an honor code with her journals and her poems. ‘Inside, inside,’ she would whisper quietly to herself when she felt the urge to tell.” ~ Alice Sebold
  30. “When I say the n-word, black people are clear that I’m on their side. And it’s not disingenuous – I am on black people’s side, clearly.” ~ Neal Brennan

  31. “It seems disingenuous to ask a writer why she, or he, is writing about a violent subject when the world and history are filled with violence.” ~ Joyce Carol Oates
  32. “Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise – not our political opponents, and certainly not a disingenuous filmmaker, who would have us believe.” ~ John McCain
  33. “I had the analysis of a million or so SNPs [single nucleotide polymorphisms] just to see what was there. That’s partly because I was writing a book about DNA and personalized medicine and I thought it would be a little bit disingenuous to talk about what could be done without actually having the experiment done on yourself.” ~ Francis Collins
  34. “It’s disingenuous and wrong to say that the attorney general’s expanded powers in the Patriot Act come with adequate oversight by the courts, … In reality, the most troubling provisions in the law make judges little more than rubber stamps in Justice Department investigations.” ~ Anthony Romero
  35. “It would be a lie to say that people are coming to adoption with joy at all times. Hope, perhaps, but it would be disingenuous to say that every part coming to an adoption isn’t seriously grieving.” ~ Jennifer Gilmore

  36. “I come from very common stock, and I’ve always been uncomfortable with pretension and all the forms it can take, including disingenuous broadcasting.” ~ Tom Bodett
  37. “When my mother gets a prompt ‘Do you want to download this?’ she’s going to say yes. It’s disingenuous for Microsoft to give you all of these tools with which to hang yourself, and when you do, then say it’s your fault.” ~ Bruce Schneier
  38. “On my wedding day. I didn’t want a natural, blushing-bride look – I had a full-on hairdo and red lips. I thought it would be disingenuous to do the whole virginal look, so even though I had the white dress, I had pink net underneath.” ~ Sophie Ellis Bextor
  39. “Candidate Obama was either exceptionally naive or willfully disingenuous when he vowed to change the way Washington works. The very promise of Hope and Change was rooted in uprooting the Washington modus operandi. But instead of rejecting it, he embraced it all – the secrecy, the closed doors, the political favors, the near-criminal negligence.” ~ Reince Priebus
  40. “I like to be open with journalists and I like to be honest. I hate being disingenuous because that’s really uncomfortable for me; I don’t excel at doing that.” ~ Megan Fox

  41. “It’s disingenuous to say that criticism doesn’t get to you or you don’t hear it or that you ignore it. When everybody says, ‘That’s crap. I hated that,’ you hear it. But it’s much, much worse when they’re right: when you feel that it is an absolute piece of tosh. I made the film I wanted to make, so you just have to find a way of getting over it.” ~ Stephen Daldry
  42. “To pretend like Hollywood is anything other than that is disingenuous. #OscarsSoWhite is trendy, but for women filmmakers and filmmakers of color, it’s not a trend. This is our reality, and it’s important that we do something to change it.” ~ Ava DuVernay
  43. “We got on a moving train there. That’s more of a financing arrangement on that [Dracula] film. It would be disingenuous to say we’re producing it. So it was really about getting into business with our partner at Universal.” ~ Thomas Tull
  44. “I don’t like the word “brand.” When I see people creating a brand, it feels disingenuous.” ~ Laura Benanti

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