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In Poland born English writer 1857-19240
Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.Source: Nostromo
I was on the cover of a lot of newspapers. I was on the cover of USA Today for every single day for a month. I was on the masthead, so I tend to get recognized a lot, and in weird places. It's always flattering, and it's always odd. It's always at the worst possible time.
Someone made me a Leaf Coneybear finger puppet. Someone made me a portrait of me on some chocolate. I'm keeping it. I daren't eat such a work of art. It's so unique and so fun that fans do that. It's incredibly flattering. I like it when people spend time on me. People don't spend the same amount of time on my brother who's an insurance broker.
The captain thing was really an honor, and it was really flattering for me. It was really something that I didn't expect, and I would say that was the highlight of my career so far, being elected captain by my peers.
The love of their country is with them only a mode of flattering its master; as soon as they think that master can no longer hear, they speak of everything with a frankness which is the more startling because those who listen to it become responsible.
British writer and artist 1670-17330
This laudable quality is commonly known by the name of Manners and Good-breeding, and consists in a Fashionable Habit, acquir'd by Precept and Example, of flattering the Pride and Selfishness of others, and concealing our own with Judgment and Dexterity.Source: The Fable of the Bees Remark C, p. 69
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
French writer 1873-19540
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
Irish writer 1854-19000
Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard.
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word.
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!Source: The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1897)