Quotation Explorer - 'Liked'

Oh, he was a decent-enough high school student, good grades and well-liked, but his test scores were nothing to write home about. He might as well have Christmas-treed the math test. - Thomas Christopher Greene
There were no toys under the bed--that wasn't why he liked it. Why he liked it was that there wasn't anything under the bed--no chickens, no Joey, no Eloise, no sheep, no "no"s. He could lie under the bed and not be told anything at all. - Jane Smiley
Of all things, I liked books best. - Nikola Tesla
His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Being popular comes when you have everything. But to be liked, it means that you must be treating people with respect and you must be showing kindness toward them. - Rania Al Abdullah
Don't run I never liked fast food - Rachel Caine
Ranger locked eyes with me. "Please," he said.Tank and Hal were goggle-eyed. They weren't used to "please." I wasn't used to it either. But I liked it. Okay," I said. "Be careful. He's insane. - Janet Evanovich
A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation. - Bertrand Russell
Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked. - Peter de Vries
Being liked or not, having company or not, being understood or not, being acknowledged or not are not issues of concern on the spiritual path. - Donna Goddard
It's nice to be liked, but it's better to be respected. - Habeeb Akande
He hams his Brummie accent, I tell myself, the way so many ex-pats ham their lost identity. The moustache is a pose. Yet, he hams this unpredictable matey belligerence, this curiously Midlands attitude. Colin is home away from home, I reflect, even if not the home you ever really liked. - Tim Parks
I liked making people laugh, and I decided I was an atheist early on. My Dad was all right with that. We argued about it all the time, but it was good-natured. He was the most open-minded human being I've ever known. - Dave Barry
As hatred is defined as intense dislike, what is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion, if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked? - Rowan Atkinson
If I liked food and disliked exercise as much as a 400 pound guy, I'd be a 400 pound guy. - Scott Adams
The thing about books was, the more you read and liked them, the more you wanted to have on hand to read. Before you knew it you needed more bookshelves, and then all of the sudden they filled your house. - Sui Ishida
Often when she liked a picture she found that she was liking some part of herself, some part of her that was in accord with the picture - Jeanette Winterson
I'd always liked her in a way I never had to think about, like the fact of my own hands. - Emma Cline
I would have dearly liked to close the French doors between us for a bit of peace, but Mam wouldn't allow it; she said that solitude would give me ideas and the last thing a boy of my age needed was ideas. - John Boyne
What she most liked about their friendship was how much space there was for silence[.] - Naomi Jackson
Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter. - Ernest Hemingway
He liked the fragility of those moments suspended in time. Those memories whose only function is to leave just a trace in memory. - Chris Marker
Renee loved to do things. That was mysterious to me, since I was more comfortable talking about things and never doing them. She liked passion. She liked adventure. I cowered from passion and talked myself out of adventure. - Rob Sheffield
We liked to believe there is an alternate world, a better world, populated entirely by characters created by the yearnings of humanity--governing and inspiring themselves with all the lucidity wit which we rendered them. - Miguel Syjuco
I never knew I liked to be outside so much. I never knew I liked lochs and views and that, but I could seriously handle living in a cottage by the side of somewhere like this."The Panopticon - Jenn Fagan
When fear and suffering are disliked by me and others equally what is so special about me that I protect myself and not the other? - Śāntideva
Well you found us strength and solutions but I liked the tensionAnd not always knowing the answers when you're gonna lose it, you're gonna lose it. - Hayley Williams
We both liked children; we just didn't want any ourselves. There were children everywhere, and we saw no reason to start our own brand. Young couples plunge into parenthood and about half the time they end up with some ghastly problem on their hands. We thought we'd leave that to others. - Thomas McGuane
A guy said to a girl he liked; ' I am scared of loving again' The girl responded ; ' the only thing that scares me is living a life of regret, in never chasing that things that once took my breath away - Nikki Rowe
No, I haven't read the New Testament, but I read the Old Testament and liked it very, very much.
I've always liked the minds of criminals, they seem similar to artists. - Richard Linklater
The most reliable predictor of whether students liked a course, it turned out, was their answer to the question ‘‘Did the professor respect you? - Kwame Anthony Appiah
The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself. - Rita Mae Brown
It has been often found the best to refrain from putting a LIKE on a person's online post which is liked by many people in one’s network, for a fear of making unintentionally a fun of him/her like others. - Anuj Somany
She liked his unique smell, and it turned on all five of her senses, wanting to see him naked, touch him while naked, hear him as he moaned while he made love, taste his skin, and feel his naked body as she seduced him with the trailing of hungry fingers. - Keira D. Skye
What I discovered I liked best about striking out on my bicycle was that the farther I got from home, the more interesting and unusual my thoughts became. - Richard Russo
It's better to risk being disliked for living your truth than to be loved for what you are pretending to be. - Dawn Gluskin
I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them. - Henry James
I don’t believe he deserves the thousands of poems I’ve written about him, but life doesn’t follow rules. We do things for people who don’t necessarily deserve it. But we liked it, we loved it and fell in love enough to write about it. - Dominic Riccitello
Humanity was a passing notion to him; something he liked to try on for size and model in the dressing room, but never actually felt compelled to buy. - Jane Bled
Mozart liked to write letters while on the loo. He wrote, "I think it only fitting to write while shitting." This gave me the idea of, "I think it only fitting to read while ..." Who says men can't multitask? - Peter Rogers
I knew I was different. I thought that I might be gay or something because I couldn't identify with any of the guys at all. None of them liked art or music. They just wanted to fight and get laid. It was many years ago but it gave me this real hatred for the average American macho male. - Kurt Cobain
She liked noise, she liked people, and she especially liked noisy people. - Rob Sheffield
I never liked hearing anyone say I was the new George Gershwin, because I knew I could have never even carried that man's music case. If George Gershwin hadn't died when he was thirty-nine years old, there is no knowing how much more great music he would have written. - Burt Bacharach
Who are you and why are you here?''I'm here to kill you.''Oh. I knew there was something about you I liked. - Greg Farshtey
I've always liked Anna, but according to my mother, her family is complete New Money, and my grandmother has pointed out on several occasions that they're not even really Southern. - Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix, The White Glove War
When you want to be well-liked in the world, you have to let a lot of people teach you things that you know and they don't. - Nicolas Chamfort
I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else. - John Keats
He liked all books, because he liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.
When i was a child, i liked tasting any candy i happened to see, but as i grew older, i realized those are a great meal to the worms in my innards. Will you shun old habits or nay? That's the question. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A government which is not liked by the artists is certainly a bad government, because artist sees very well what is behind the masks! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Be willing to be unliked and ridiculed in order to speak the words of the One who matters most. - Dillon Burroughs
It may seem odd to say that the men who made the myths disliked the irrational and had a love for facts; but it is true, no matter how wildly fantastic some of the stories are... - Edith Hamilton
I liked this girl in my sixth grade class. I dared her to kiss me -- but she didn't! - Justin Bieber
They [Harvard academia] liked the poor, but didn't like the smell of the poor. - Chris Hedges
I never joined, but I used to go to church now and then. I liked it, because they always passed out plates of money at the end. - A. Whitney Brown
Every day you have to be open to like things you’ve never liked before. Every day you have to realize you can’t get too comfortable. - Jonathan W. Anderson
They weren't people that liked change. They were the kind of people that would have tied change to a chair with dental floss if they could in order to avoid it. They were the type of people who desired to live in their virtual bubbles and grew to resent anyone that challenged that world. - Anna M. Aquino
I wish I loved the Human Race;I wish I loved its silly face;I wish I liked the way it walks;I wish I liked the way it talks;And when I’m introduced to one,I wish I thought What Jolly Fun! - Walter Alexander Raleigh
When people want to be liked for what they did, they should stop. - Karl Lagerfeld
When happiness is liked by me and others equally, what is so special about me that I should strive after happiness only for myself? - Śāntideva
A man limits his abilities himself according to his created interest, and then he pays very little attention to unliked things. Understand that man can become whatever he wants to be, just Interest and Want play the role. - Faisal Nawaz Maitlo
Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship. - Sydney Smith
The choices that women make sometimes seems provoking and at the same time amusing. I once met a lady who said she liked my amusing facial expression. - Michael Bassey Johnson
She liked books more than anything else, and was, in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things and telling them to herself. - Frances Hodgson Burnett
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing." ~ - Margaret Thatcher
All the successful personalities had one common element, they all liked reading books. - Amit Kalantri
I felt sure that [Oyarsa] was what we call "good," but I wasn't sure whether I liked "goodness" so much as I had supposed. - C.S. Lewis
I never said I liked coffee better than sex. I said I'd had it more. - Kevin Sinnott
I've always liked Belgian waffles, but I must say, I didn't think I would one day be having Belgian waffles in Belgium! I just sort of POOF found myself there and there I was with a gigantic Belgian waffle in my hands, standing on a sidewalk in Belgium! - C. JoyBell C.
I liked this God very much because you hardly had to talk to it and it never talked back. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality - Donald Miller
The universal fact is that the majority do not have the affordability to buy the precious, so if a person is being liked often by most people found around, they might be considering him/her only meretricious. - Anuj Somany
What a great and happy place the world was! But you had to be big and grown-up before you could do just what you liked. - Neil M Gunn
I liked things better when I didn't understand them. - Bill Watterson
No man wants his daughter to be the kind of girl whom he liked in high school. - J. Richard Singleton
I know there are days when we want to be liked by others a little more than we want to change the world. But, if we decided to speak up a little more and hesitate a little less, we will begin making ripples of change. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
She might have liked to try to strangle him with those slender fingers of hers, but she wanted to make a job of it and this great patience with which she waited for her claws to grow was in itself a form of enjoyment. - Émile Zola
She was the one person he’d hoped to avoid as much as possible when he’d taken his place as Sheriff of Maxville. It wasn’t that he disliked her, that was the problem. Despite his better judgment and a glutton for punishment, he still cared too damn much for the woman. - Lia Davis
Leo had seen Tia Callida in action; she liked knives, snakes and putting babies in roaring fires. Yeah, definitely let's unleash her rage. Great idea. - Rick Riordan
Being called ‘love’ or ‘my love’ by someone doesn’t necessarily mean that you are loved or even liked by them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
He said he liked my rhythm. I said I liked his heartbeat, and it was within that moment I knew our corners would never meet. - Dominic Riccitello
She dated me for 3/4 yrs and liked me so much that she married me and disliked me so much that she divorced me after 4 yrs. - honeya
The psychology shows that one can do GOOD things to the others, but not so much to make others look BETTER than oneself. So, a person who is being often liked by many or most people in his/her circle has to best and first understand their true intention behind admiration and adulation. - Anuj Somany
It must have really not liked me, but I can't imagine why, don't say anything Amelia."Amelia shrugged her shoulders, "It liked me the first time."Otto smirked, "Well I have no idea why. - Otto Ray and Amelia Raht
If you can't be liked being kind, then be hated being cruel. - Joshua Teya
The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant.
It's a time for not showing elation but doing introspection for a person who is being often liked by many or most people in his/her circle because almost everyone likes normally someone who only poses no threat to their position in a life full of cut-throat competition. - Anuj Somany
I can't go outside, I know to much to be out there and I had never liked people. - Deyth Banger
I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas. - Johnny Cash
The man who practices the prophet's art is a fool; for if he happens to give an adverse answer, he makes himself disliked by those for whom he takes the omens; while if he pities and deceives those who are consulting him, he wrongs the gods.
And then she poked him again. Not because he wasn't paying attention but because when she did it the first time she found she liked it. Mrs. Bunny might think she was getting away with this, but Mr. Bunny was silently counting the pokes to pay her back later. - Polly Horvath
Henry liked fun and avoided when he could any solemn or serious matter, for he confused these with sorrow. - John Steinbeck
You don't have to be good at something to be liked. - Stephen Richards
I should have liked to be asked to say what I knew. They always tried to ask what I did not know. When I would have willingly displayed my knowledge, they sought to expose my ignorance. This sort of treatment had only one result: I did not do well in examinations - Winston S. Churchill
We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of a man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him. - Jane Austen
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year. - Albert Einstein
If there had been an exercise I'd liked, would I have gotten this big in the first place? - Jennifer Weiner
I always liked the unknown. Ironically I familiarized myself with the uncertainty of life. Life can change in any minute of the day. God can turn anything around in a speck of a moment. I know for a fact that everything changes. Nothing stays the same. This too shall pass. - Diana Rose Morcilla
Sometimes people are shocked by what I do, but I'm not trying to be liked, I speak my mind and I don't care what people think. I truly do not compromise on who I am. - Nuno Roque
He wasn't sure he liked everything that was happening, but a lot of it was "cultural," apparently, and you couldn't object to that, so he didn't. "Cultural" sort of solved problems by explaining that they weren't really there. - Terry Pratchett
...you'll find that being a friend is to like a person for who they are, even the parts you don't understand. You don't have to understand, or do the same, or live their lives for them. If you truly care for them, then you want them to be who they are; that was why you liked them in the first place. - Terry Goodkind
He loved humankind dearly and with all his heart, but he disliked most human beings. - David Guterson
On Twitter, people who had read my book followed me and I could see what else they were reading, why they'd liked what I'd written and by the by, more about them than I'd ever elicit from two minutes in a tent at a book festival, stuck behind a signing desk. - Sara Sheridan
She wasn't ordinary, I liked her that way. Mystery oozed from her pours as she walked so lightly I could have mistaken her for an angel. - Nikki Rowe
If men liked shopping, they'd call it research.
I liked New York when it was an up-and-down city for me, low streets and high buildings. But then, for me, it grew horizontal---monotonous.
The excessive desire of pleasing goes along almost always with the apprehension of not being liked.
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