Best Faux Quotes : Faux Sayings In Life

These faux quotes will inspire you. Faux made in imitation; artificial or not genuine; fake or false.

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

Famous Faux Quotes

  1. “James Cain – laugh! Everything he touches smells like a billygoat. He is every kind of writer I detest, a faux naix, a Proust in greasy overalls, a dirty little boy with a piece of chalk and a board fence and nobody looking. Such people are the offal of literature, not because they write about dirty things, but because they do it in a dirty way.” ~ Raymond Chandler
  2. “One’s own flowers and some of one’s own vegetables make acceptable, free, self-congratulatory gifts when visiting friends, though giving zucchini – or leaving it on the doorstep, ringing the bell, and running – is a social faux pas.” ~ Barbara Holland
  3. “In my perfect imagination, with stern discipline, I rise with the first bird, salute the dawn, have a healthy breakfast of fruits, wander over to my faux-oak desk, tap the On button on my Macbook Air, acknowledge the muse, and skip into the world where the story flows over the day and into the night.” ~ Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
  4. “Many faux pas of fashion can be avoided if you curb your instinctive desire to buy things with your heart instead of your head.” ~ Edith Head
  5. “The hope is indeed that some will experience and believe: The purpose of a number of spiritual gurus is to demonstrate to God-fearing men faux spirituality.” ~ Criss Jami

  6. “In a safe Western world where we’re not being shot at and we’re not starving, the worst thing that happens to us most days is someone’s rude to us, or we accidentally insult someone. Social faux pas is the worst thing that happens to most people, most days, so we’ve got to concentrate on that, really.” ~ Ricky Gervais
  7. “I think the social faux par is probably what most people fear… more people fear public speaking than death and that’s because we don’t want to make a fool of ourselves. It’s fundamental.” ~ Ricky Gervais
  8. “Tabloids invoke freedom of speech, but they’re not interested in that, they’re just interested in who’s shagging whom, who’s got drunk. And if you take that pretend, faux moral standpoint, you end up with people in public life being completely boring. Like they’ve had their genitals removed.” ~ Jarvis Cocker
  9. “When I was dating and the wine list was presented to my male companion, I tried to ignore this unfortunate faux pas. But this practice still goes on…Closing note to all servers and sommeliers: please include women in wine selection. Okay?” ~ Alpana Singh
  10. “There’s something within contemporary culture which is far more faux masculine than it was when men were really men.” ~ David Gordon Green

  11. “But if an actress asks me my opinion, I would tell her there are a million different designers who make faux fur. If you like that look, wear faux fur. If you’re doing it on the red carpet, you’re doing it for how it looks. Faux fur and real fur look the same on camera.” ~ AnnaLynne McCord
  12. “I had a fantasy that i’d drift up to Scotland and spend my life as a faux bodhisattua.” ~ David Bowie
  13. “Most people sitting at home aren’t cool, successful, witty Hollywood stars, but they all worry about what people think of them when they faux pas.” ~ Ricky Gervais
  14. “The media tries to destroy Republicans who make little faux pas and they start telling everybody how dumb and stupid or uncaring they are. They’re so self-absorbed, so selfish and so forth. With Obama, it’s always, “There’s nothing to see here, because he’s a dream of a guy to begin with” and all that. “He missed the Gulf of Mexico? So what! He thinks there are 57 states? Big deal! At least he’s trying; at least he cares,” is the way it goes.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  15. “The secular humanist, although he would never dream of committing the social faux pas of calling a black man a negro, feels perfectly free to castigate Christians and their leaders in any way he likes.” ~ Frank Schaeffer

  16. “The din of politicians speechifying about the war, the faux moral posturing of opinion-makers who claim to speak in the name of ‘the troops,’ everything that Iraq has come to represent in the American imagination – it all melts away in the 115-degree heat. What’s left is the machinery of a war that, having been called into being by civilians, no longer bears a relation to anything they say.” ~ Lawrence Kaplan
  17. “Anything that’s really grounded in humanity and is real, but just happens to be faux pas, or just really shouldn’t be funny, I like it.” ~ Rockmond Dunbar
  18. “The terms “idiot” and “lunatic” were acceptable diagnostic terms in England up until 1959. “Imbecile” and “feeble-minded person” were, likewise, listed as official categories in the 1913 Mental Deficiency Act. England has always lagged a bit behind in discarding outdated terms for the disadvantaged. When I was there in 1980, it was still possible to shop for used clothing at the local Spastic Shop. That is, compared to the United States, where it takes, oh, about twenty-five minutes for a diagnostic euphemism to become a conversational faux pas.” ~ Mary Roach
  19. “Goering was known to wear togas, fur coats and faux-medieval hunting outfits.” ~ Richard Overy
  20. “Obama’s folksy come-on is as bad as Madonna’s faux British – and both are in need of fresh inspiration.” ~ Camille Paglia

  21. “The biggest journalistic game-changer of our time has been the rise of social media and the overgrowth of faux news sources – league- and team-sponsored blogs, player tweets, fanboy sites, rumor mills – churning bits of information and speculation into a clattering fog storm. Who will cut through the drivel and whim-wham to tell us what’s really going on?” ~ Robert Lipsyte
  22. “My biggest faux pas is not giving time for myself.” ~ Donna Karan
  23. “All these stuff she’s done before – the rosary, the deep thoughts, the faux British accent. It’s the same thing over and over. She’s be so much better if she just retired, and I like Madonna.” ~ Andrea Tantaros
  24. “Don’t get me wrong, I love literary fiction. It’s faux literary fiction I can’t stand.” ~ Dennis Lehane
  25. “There is something decidedly faux about the camaraderie of Facebook, something illusory about the connectedness of Twitter.” ~ Bill Keller

  26. “I love rhinestones, faux jewelry.” ~ Adriana Trigiani
  27. “There are certain bad habits we’ve groomed our whole life — from personality flaws to fashion faux pas. And it has been the role of parents and friends, outside of some minor tweaking, to reinforce the belief that we’re okay just as we are. But it’s not enough to just be yourself. You have to be your best self. And that’s a tall order if you haven’t found your best self yet.” ~ Neil Strauss
  28. “Consider the trivial but revealing hallmarks of urban hipsterdom: faux vintage photography, the handlebar mustache, and vinyl record players all hark back to an earlier time when people were still optimistic about the future. If everything worth doing has already been done, you may as well feign an allergy to achievement and become a barista.” ~ Peter Thiel
  29. “Selfridges’ Christmas hot list includes faux fur animal hats by Merrimaking, currently enjoying a cult status in Japan and amongst festival goers.” ~ Geraldine James
  30. “I stopped the blade two inches before it touched Andrea’s neck. Because she was my best friend, and sticking knives into your best friend’s windpipe was generally considered to be a social faux pas.” ~ Ilona Andrews

  31. “We didn’t think the library was funny looking in it’s faux- Greek splendor, nor did we find the cuisine limited or bland, or the movies at the Michigan theater relentlessly American and mindless. These were opinions I came to later, after I became a denizen of a City, an expatriate anxious to distance herself from the bumpkin ways of her youth. I am suddenly consumed by nostalgia for the little girl who was me, who loved the fields and believed in God, who spent winter days home sick from school reading Nancy Drew and sucking menthol cough drops, who could keep a secret.” ~ Audrey Niffenegger
  32. “STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL FAUX VOMIT: 1 cup of cooked oatmeal 1.2 cup of sour cream (or buttermilk ranch dressing or anything that smells like rancid, sour milk) 2 chopped cheese sticks (for chunkiness) 1 uncooked egg (for authentic slimy texture) 1 can of split pea soup (for putrid green color) 1/4 cup of raisins (to increase gross-osity) Mix ingredients and simmer over low heat for 2 minutes Let mixture cool to warm vomit temperature Use liberally as needed Makes 4 to 5 cups” ~ Rachel Renée Russell
  33. “She still felt like a punked-out, faux-leather-wearing, free-thinking Bratz doll in a sea of Pretty Princess of Preppyland Barbies.” ~ Sara Shepard
  34. “The faux now of Twitter updates and things pinging at you – all the pulses from digitality that we try to keep up with because we sense that there’s something going on that we need to tap into – are artifacts, or symptoms of living in this atemporal reality. And it’s not any worse than living in the ‘time is money’ reality that we’re leaving.” ~ Douglas Rushkoff
  35. “I’m not really much of an actor, so when I started on ‘The Daily Show’, I was just trying to adopt the faux authority of a newsperson.” ~ John Oliver

  36. “Every person who speaks or writes for the public will make an occasional faux pas, and sooner or later will write or say something inappropriate.” ~ Dennis Prager
  37. “My worst fashion faux pas: probably orange shoes with white pants. I thought I looked spectacular.” ~ Kevin O’Leary
  38. “The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you’re in.” ~ Wilson Mizner
  39. “I had a faux-hawk for a while and I used to buzz the sides and design it. It was really bad.” ~ Joe Jonas

  40. “I live in Topanga Canyon, which is like a faux-rustic enclave in Los Angeles. I love the sounds of all the critters outside – the frogs, owls, crickets, and birds. Some of the birds around here are pretty accomplished musicians. You can learn a lot from them.” ~ Cliff Martinez
  41. “I won’t wear fur-never, ever. I’m an animal lover. I wouldn’t even wear faux fur. I prefer to go the cheap route and not shave my legs.” ~ Bonnie Hunt
  42. “Today’s mom watches her every child-rearing step lest she commit some egregious and apocalyptic parenting faux pas that will certainly doom her child to a life spent sleeping under overpasses, or worse, not going to Harvard.” ~ John Rosemond
  43. “I’ve turned up to costume parties in the wrong costume. I’ve made social faux pas a plenty. I’ve put one foot in front of the other and fallen over.” ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
  44. “In some roles I have to wear fur, and I always make sure it’s fake, like in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Faux fur is great because it shows people that faux can look fabulous.” ~ Kristen Johnston

  45. “Many, perhaps most, people who lose their jobs are mistaken about the reason for which they lost their jobs. Some will say that they’re failures, others that their boss had it in for them, and others yet that they were sure their career ended because of a stupid faux pas they made at the company picnic.” ~ Harvey Mackay
  46. “A fashion faux pas is what happens when you’re not confident with yourself.” ~ Loulou de la Falaise
  47. “From the season I did the butterfly faux tattoos on the models on the runway, every collection we do has to have a butterfly t-shirt or trim or print. People come to me for butterflies!” ~ Anna Sui
  48. “I had a briefcase at one point, but it was a kind of 1980s New Wave briefcase. It was made of some kind of cardboard and it had metal hinges. It was kind of faux industrial looking, and I used to carry my books in it rather than a backpack. I didn’t want to have normal student accouterments.” ~ Jeffrey Eugenides
  49. “We’re all surrounded by what I call faux language, fake language of commerce, of news media.” ~ Toni Morrison

  50. “A way you can get really good abs in film is you get your makeup artist to paint shadows – faux washboard. But if you see me in a movie and I have great abs, it means I have a great body double.” ~ Jennifer Tilly
  51. “I like big escapist films. It’s odd because the type of comedian I am and the things I do when I’m writing and directing myself usually deal with the darker side of the human psyche and excruciating social faux pas. I often deal in taboos and the subjects I do as a stand-up are quite challenging. But my film roles have been much more fun and escapist.” ~ Ricky Gervais
  52. “to a Southerner it is faux pas, not sins, that matter in this world.” ~ Florence King
  53. “Fashion faux pas should be celebrated. I enjoy them because it means we’re not all clones.” ~ Linda Evangelista

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