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Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable.
Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist - whatever.
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
The only way to get love is to be lovable. It's very irritating if you have a lot of money. You'd like to think you could write a check: 'I'll buy a million dollars' worth of love.' But it doesn't work that way. The more you give love away, the more you get.
I was brought up not to be selfish or self-centered. So if you play somebody who isn't so lovable, you can play that person and no one will turn on you. I don't want to play that person in real life. Because then people won't like me so much.
I like to think that my arrogance, impetuosity, impatience, selfishness and greed are the qualities that make me the lovable chap I am.
At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.
The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the more resounding his success.
Marquis de Sade
Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable. Lovable means I feel people want to be with me. They invite me to parties; they affirm I have the qualities necessary to be included. Feeling capable is knowing that I can produce a result. It's knowing I can handle anything that life hands me.
Love is very dangerous if you just have love and don't have the ability to be lovable.
Defensive players kind of have that two-faced kind of way of being able to be very aggressive on the football field and going out there and getting there job done. At the same time, from my own incidents and my own personality, I'm much a person that's very likable and lovable.
I would say what scares me is that I'm going to ultimately find out at the end of my life that I'm really not lovable, that I'm not worthy of being loved. That there's something fundamentally wrong with me.
Havin' fun while freedom fightin' must be one of those lunatic Texas traits we get from the water - which is known to have lithium in it - because it goes all the way back to Sam Houston, surely the most lovable, the most human, and the funniest of all the great men this country has ever produced.
There is a lovable quality about the actual tools. One feels so kindly to the thing that enables the hand to obey the brain. Moreover, one feels a good deal of respect for it; without it the brain and the hand would be helpless.
And when I look at my mother, I reflect on her strength and endurance. She's cranky sometimes, but she is lovable and loving. I'd be happy to be there at 86.
I'd like to create a lovable character for schizophrenia; it doesn't have a celebrity spokesperson because by the time somebody's schizophrenic they've lost all their teeth.
I think some people see me as being some kind of lovable, bumbling buffoon, and I'm actually quite mouthy and sharp, and that doesn't compute.
I think I'm lovable. That's the gift God gave me. I don't do anything to be lovable. I have no control.
Ann B. Davis
There's nothing cure or funny or lovable about being cheap. It's a total turn-off.
I wish with all my heart that you may be the most lovable prince in the world, and I bestow my gift on you as much as I am able.
When I see that my geek may have contained some of the best parts of me, when I love and appreciate him, I set my children free to see themselves as lovable however they are.
I luckily had a very charming, lovable mom who I think everybody could see bits and pieces of their mom in.
I'm exactly as I appear. There is no warm, lovable person inside. Beneath my cold exterior, once you break the ice, you find cold water.
What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Thomas A. Edison
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