Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Strangers Quotes from famous authors such as Roop Durgapal, Jerry Seinfeld, Jean Cocteau, Suleika Jaouad, Zsa Zsa Gabor. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
When you admit that you are married, people try to get skeletons out of your closet. They dig into your personal lives and link you with strangers, which could be detrimental. They also want to know details about your marriage, children, and so on. I wanted to keep it private because I only want my work to speak.
Being a stand-up is my mission in life; it’s my passion. My ongoing goal is to simply be funny, on my own, in front of a roomful of strangers.
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
When I finally returned home after my five-week hospitalization, I could feel the stares of strangers on my bald head and thinning eyebrows. Everywhere I went, cancer spoke for me before I could say the first word.
I don’t accept gifts from perfect strangers – but then, nobody’s perfect.
I couldn’t have foreseen all the good things that have followed my mother’s death. The renewed energy, the surprising sweetness of grief. The tenderness I feel for strangers on walkers. The deeper love I have for my siblings and friends. The desire to play the mandolin. The gift of a visitation.
On Halloween, kids get to assume, for one night the outward forms of their innermost dread, and they’re also allowed to take candy from strangers – the scariest thing of all.
I got my first whiff of what big-time adult literature was all about when I was in 8th grade. I got it from Mark Linn-Baker. You know – the guy from ‘Perfect Strangers.’
Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there’s a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life.
In a small town, residents don’t wait for the government or far-flung strangers to take care of their ailing neighbors; they do it themselves. When a farmer gets sick, the community drops everything to harvest his crops.
The exercise of democracy begins as exercise, as walking around, becoming familiar with the streets, comfortable with strangers, able to imagine your own body as powerful and expressive rather than a pawn.
Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.
For the cable news guest, nothing happens for a while until suddenly everything happens very quickly. After you receive your television face, you stand around for a while, ignored, until you’re sat down at a desk and asked to argue with strangers.
Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
When traveling, we continually are ‘discovering’ what our day will be. We are in a new environment, perhaps a different culture, interacting with strangers who might have different priorities than we ourselves have.
The funny thing is, strangers still seem to feel comfortable coming up to me and saying things, but now usually it’s because they recognize me, and they say nice things.
‘One by Two’ is a film about two people who live in the same city and do certain things that affect each other’s lives. Yet, they are strangers. It’s difficult to put the film in any particular genre or box.
Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people.
People have always taken photos of themselves, either with camera timers or by handing their Nikons over to strangers in foreign countries and then paying large sums to get them back.
Young actors often don’t think of the consequences of doing nudity or sex scenes. They want the role so badly that they agree to be exploited, and then end up embarrassing family, friends, and even strangers.
It’s weird how people who are the least close to me or who’ve never even met me purport to be experts on the real me; and then, sadly, there are those who could be in touch with me but prefer to gossip with strangers about me instead.
When I’m working with strangers, I can get a little timid or scared. With friends, I’m willing to’ try anything, because there’s a lot of trust involved.
I’m terrified of walking into a room full of people. Sitting down at a dinner table with 15 strangers brings me out in a sweat.
I’d say I’m the opposite of someone that has the urge to stand in front of strangers and make them laugh, but the idea of getting up and telling a story and people finding it amusing always appealed to me.
Within the family unit, you have people you grew up with who are supposed to be your brother, father, or your mother who are almost like strangers and acquaintances.
My father was a certain kind of man – I saw how he treated my mother and his family and how he treated strangers. And I vowed I would never make a film that would not reflect properly on my father’s name.
If two people believe in the same story, they might be thousands of miles apart and total strangers, but they still have a sense they can trust each other.
I know my mother has always looked at strangers as friends.
I think when ‘Perfect Strangers’ landed and was so well received, it was a magic moment.
I used to just go up to strangers and tell them really elaborate stories about who I was and where I was from and try to spice my story, which I didn’t think was very exciting at all. That gave me a sense of life, a sense of excitement – but I don’t do that anymore.
I’m loving being part of the ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ family. I’m in my element chatting to random strangers and taking them back to the studio – in a helicopter of all things.
Showing ‘Get Out’ to a room full of strangers and having them react lets them be introspective and see the way certain images affect other people.
‘Survivor’ is a game that’s designed to be played with strangers, people with varied backgrounds from all parts of the country. The greatest part is that you can go into the game as anyone you want, hold any job you desire, and portray any personality you can think of.
I’m very fortunate. I loved school and, when I went there, race, gangs and violence were not issues. There was a feeling, gone now, that you had to be presentable. If you hadn’t combed your hair, older black ladies – complete strangers – would come up to you in the street and pull out a comb and straighten your tie.
Some days, I would find what seemed like entire family trees, torn from once-treasured albums and dumped in disorganized bins, selling 10 for a dollar. I wondered how people could give up pictures of their great-grandparents for complete strangers to paw through – or why complete strangers would want them.
Rooming with six strangers and having my life taped for MTV’s groundbreaking reality series, ‘The Real World’, in the nation’s most liberal city was a formative experience for a young, Hispanic, conservative, Catholic girl from the Southwest.
There’s nothing more human than selling food to strangers, you know?
Skeptical of strangers, lobstermen are keepers of secrets, working in the howling wind and hot sun, the icy snows, and bewildering fog. When I was growing up, the lore was that they had the right to shoot anyone who messed with their traps.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens.
I get hugs all the time from strangers. I do believe that people can feel your persona when you perform live, but it is one of the nicest things if you can translate that on your records.
I was so shy. I used to cross the street so I wouldn’t even have to talk to my relatives, much less strangers. That’s not shy, that’s wise. But I found that that when you had a journalist’s notebook in your hand it wasn’t really you, you see.
Trying to make strangers laugh is crazy and more than a little narcissistic.
If you want to go out and see a movie and sit in a dark room with strangers, it’s not an experience you can replicate at home.
Year after year, the Nobel Awards bring a moment of happiness not only to the recipients, not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients, but even to strangers.
Strangers shouldn’t be allowed to take a picture of your child and sell it for profit.
When you’re talking about a really horrible personal thing that happened to you… and it doesn’t get laughs… I feel really exposed and like I’ve overshared with some strangers.
I’m very, very private; I don’t enjoy talking about myself to strangers. Particularly strangers with tapes going.
I felt like there was a certain standard that we held ‘Strangers’ to, so I think about that whenever I work on something.
Anything you can do to get more people to come to your live shows is good, because that’s where you can really do what you do. Everyone’s on the same page, and you don’t have to win strangers over as much.
People often tell me that they have no idea how I can do standup. The idea of trying to make a large group of strangers laugh is, for many, absolutely petrifying – and it is – but there are ways of gradually developing the material that can ease the fear.
You can’t stop people watching on mobiles, but I hope the old fashioned idea of sitting in a dark room with a big screen with a group of strangers lives on forever.
The Iraqi people are some of the warmest people you’ll meet in your life. They are extremely receptive to strangers. Their hospitality is immense.
In the late nineties, Katy Grannan began making haunting photographs of people who had extraordinary inner yens to be seen by strangers.
We have always been told not to open the door to strangers, especially because of the terrible things that could happen these days. I never have, unless they are expected and are friends or family.
Being 36 years old changes you a lot, and so does eight years away from career, fame, needing attention, needing to be loved by strangers on some level. I was loving anonymity. I was loving the fact that I could meet a girl who didn’t know who I was. I enjoyed it very much, I have to say.
I think reading Shakespeare’s plays when I was young was extremely important. He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive.
Sometimes the last thing you want to do is to go on stage and bare your soul in front of hundreds of complete strangers. Singing the same songs night after night can remind you of things you’d rather forget.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
Sri is an introvert. She doesn’t talk to strangers.
To work with someone you love is something special, an incredible experience. But it could be a negative. You have to make a strong commitment to be honest; you’re not just being polite, like strangers on an airplane; you’re working.
In response to the challenge of strangers, sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community’s armed might as well as its pride of place and clan.
To me, in general, something that’s really rich in terms of identity about transit spaces is that they’re so intimate. Especially thinking about long international flights when we’re trying to sleep on the plane – we’re total strangers, but we’re sleeping next to each other.
We need to demystify – get out and speak to strangers on the street.
There’s nothing like the freedom of being in a roomful of strangers and trying to make them laugh… You either sink or swim. It’s like verbal boxing.
Whether our forebears were strangers who crossed the Atlantic or the Pacific or the Rio Grande, we are here only because this country welcomed them in and taught them that to be an American is about something more than what we look like, or what our last names are, or how we worship.
My column launched while I was in the bone marrow transplant unit. And I remember waking up the next morning and opening my inbox and seeing hundreds of emails from strangers all around the world.
I used to tweet, but it’s an act of futility. You’re not really making any impact, and if you find yourself in a mood when you wanna be a bit controversial and you post something, you suddenly realise, ‘Oh my God!’ because you’ve opened yourself up to a bunch of criticism from strangers.
I don’t know any writer of fiction who enjoys trying to point out or dissect whatever they produced with strangers and let them go through it and pick apart what’s real and what isn’t.
I would say that my fatal flaw, as a human being, is that I need people to like me, and if they don’t like me, I will obsess over it – and try to change my personality until they like me – even if they don’t like me for reasons that have nothing to do with me, and even if they’re strangers.
In real life, nothing would be more tedious than trailing around after two strangers as they went house-hunting in Hertfordshire. But for some reason, television is more compelling than real life.
I’m so touched that complete strangers will send me a script asking me to be in their film. That still amazes me – and sometimes for a lot of money too.
People say, ‘Don’t you get tired of people coming up to you all the time?’ But what’s wrong with strangers saying they love you?
I want to live in a place where strangers rush to help someone in distress.
I want to speak, to sing to total strangers. It’s my way of talking to the world.
I don’t date guys that I just meet randomly. I don’t feel comfortable meeting strangers.
In a media culture, we not only judge strangers by how they look but by the images of how they look. So we want attractive pictures of our heroes and repulsive images of our enemies.
Self-improvement books, friends, and polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing, and solving our real problems.
Those who do not put clear limits on migration will soon start to feel like strangers in their own land.
I am the kind of person that wants to get up in front of crowds of strangers and perform monologues. To each their own.
You can’t change the world alone – you will need some help – and to truly get from your starting point to your destination takes friends, colleagues, the good will of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.
It’s just astonishing to me, but not surprising in some respects, how dependent we are on the somewhat meaningless and certainly ephemeral feedback that we get from strangers on the Internet. I think that’s a dangerous dependence to develop.
Occasionally, family members treat each other with less courtesy and kindness than they do acquaintances or even strangers.
In Italy, my wife and I always said we feel like strangers because there’s maybe only a couple other people from other parts of the world. Here in Chicago, there’s millions of people from Poland, thousands from Japan, hundreds from Croatia. We like it here.
My life experiences are different than the average person because I’ve spent the last 10 years living in Mexico. I generally don’t know what’s going on in America, and when I do visit for work, I’m often interrogated about my life choices by random strangers.
When strangers start acting like neighbors… communities are reinvigorated.
It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others.
I really hate being recognised. I’m quite a shy person, and I’m not very good at talking to strangers. So when people come up to me in the street, I just find it quite awkward. I don’t really know what to say to them.
If you read ‘Lord of the Rings’ and dismiss it as a lie because it has orcs and elves, you’re missing the whole point of the story. If children don’t have to be concerned about strangers because there’s no such thing as a Big Bad Wolf dressed like Granny, you’re missing the point.
I’m really proud of ‘Kissing Strangers.’
To put it simply, people who are strangers to me will come up and say, ‘Are you that guy from that show?’ I’ll be like, ‘Yeah,’ and they’ll say, ‘Oh, nice job.’ And really, for the most part, it’s people showing appreciation for the work you’ve done.
What a powerful thing to know: That one’s own desires are mappable onto strangers; that what one finds in oneself will most certainly be found in The Other.
But, sir, they have written me down upon the history of the country as worthy of expulsion, and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers.
Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.
The challenge for me as an actor is if you become a celebrity, you don’t meet strangers anymore. And strangers are where we have our anonymity. And I believe it’s essential for the soul to be anonymous, especially if you’re going to be an actor.
But there were women in the world, and from them each of our heroes had taken to himself a wife. The good ladies were no strangers to the prowess of their husbands. and, strange as it may seem, they presumed a little upon it.
Polite strangers often tell soothing lies about our physical appearance that prevent many of us from facing, discussing and solving our real problems.
A family spirit is not always synonymous with family life. Bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh makes for brothers, sisters and relatives, who may be as distant as strangers in a foreign land.
You have to make a character of yourself if you’re going to be known to strangers.
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh, Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh, and Make people talk like you because it’s so much fun.
There is only one act of violence in ‘The Strangers’ and it comes at the very, very end… the movie could have worked just as well if we didn’t see it, in my opinion.
The Internet is full of strangers, generous strangers who want to help you for no reason at all. Strangers post poetry and discographies and advice and essays and photos and art and diatribes. None of them are known to you, in the old-fashioned sense. But they give the Internet its life and meaning.
When strangers walk up to me and want to play golf for money, I worry. I wonder why they’re coming to me, and I begin asking questions: When did you start playing? What’s your best score? Are you playing your best golf right now? Where do you play? Usually I can tell if they’re lying.
Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there’s nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends.
I loved ‘SNL’ growing up, and I would trick my babysitter into letting me stay up to watch it. My family would rent Marx brothers’ movies and Monty Python episodes, and we watched ‘In Living Color’, ‘The State’, and ‘Strangers with Candy’.
London audiences are the most challenging around – it’s a group of such diverse strangers.
I don’t care what a lot of anonymous strangers think about restaurants.
When we cut ‘Strangers In The Night,’ we did the whole song in two takes.
I like test screenings. I like to see a movie with an audience of strangers. I think it tells you a lot.
Again, as egotistical as I am, as self-centered as I am, and as much as I love strangers idolizing me, I find it very crass to be self-promoter in a way.
If I don’t call my mom back, she’ll go on Twitter and say, ‘Adam hasn’t called me. I’m worried about him,’ and strangers will say, ‘You’re horrible. You go call your mom right now!’ It’s very complicated.
Our people, though capable of strong and durable feeling, were not demonstrative in their affection at any time, least of all in the presence of guests or strangers.
It’s no big deal if I disappoint strangers.
A good life depends on the strength of our relationships with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and strangers.
Somebody described it to me the best as when you go in to write a song with two people that you’ve never met, you’re pretty much going in and taking off your pants in front of strangers, so it’s a really weird feeling.
We are not strangers to poverty in New Mexico.
I am a little nervous with strangers. But I’m not tight inside. I think I am impulsive.
The actor’s role in the community is quite unlike anyone else’s. Businessmen, for example, don’t take their clothes off or cry in front of strangers in the course of their work. Actors do.
I have sometimes felt pressure to dress a certain way because of everyone else. You know what I mean? Girls in high school and strangers on the street have put way more pressure on me to dress a certain way than my mom or dad.
Actors are no strangers to self-doubt, fear, and rejection.
Fueled by the kindness and generosity of strangers, ‘Food for the Poor’ builds houses for people.
I have always been more comfortable with daredevil acts than with the everyday nuances of life. Let me jump out of a plane, speak in front of a roomful of strangers, even trek across Siberia.
My earliest memory is of my first day at primary school and the distress of seeing my mother part from me.And being in a room full of strangers – of aliens. I felt that I would never see her again.
I’d rather hang out with five people that I love than with 400 strangers at a club who are all doing the up-and-down inspection thing. They appraise everybody from head to toe – the outfit, the handbag, the shoes, how much they weigh… I can’t stand it!
As a college-educated twentysomething woman with cool glasses and an affinity for modern art and Ryan Adams, I had the constant experience of strangers assuming I was a liberal. I grew accustomed to the shock and horror that passed over their faces when I revealed that, yes, I am a Republican.
People in India like to touch a lot. It’s not very nice for any girl to be touched by strangers wherever they want. You wouldn’t do that to your sister or mother, but just because one is an actor, they think she is your property.
I can’t imagine finding success and then moving to a building in Manhattan with 300 strangers, like a bunch of little ants going home at night.
I saw ‘Birth’ at the Sundance Film Festival with a thousand other strangers, and I couldn’t believe that was me in the film. I didn’t recognize myself.
Being on ‘Whitney’ is a job, but stand-up is my life. I could never stop. There’s an art to it. I love having strangers laugh with me, so as long as I can continue doing that, I’ll be happy. Working on a show and collectively sharing ideas with a cast is great, but stand-up is my first love.
I’m more the sort of person who doesn’t like hugging strangers because we don’t know each other, so we shouldn’t.
As I travelled around Australia, strangers in pubs, on airplanes, in beach parking lots would bring up Gina Rinehart, not knowing I was writing about her. Everybody had something to say, some of it thoughtful, some of it poorly informed, some of it vividly obscene.
Make eye contact with cute strangers. Give guys your email. Email is safer than a number, or at least it feels that way.
Get your product in front of actual, living, breathing strangers. Your college roommate’s approval does not mean there’s market demand.
One of the challenges in networking is everybody thinks it’s making cold calls to strangers. Actually, it’s the people who already have strong trust relationships with you, who know you’re dedicated, smart, a team player, who can help you.
I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to the idea that strangers know who I am. I don’t know if I want to.
Having strangers bash you is something you never get used to.
As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers. As parents and grandparents, our message must change with technology to include strangers on the Internet.
Paradoxically, since gay men rarely have gay parents, cultural transmission must come from friends or strangers (a problem since the generations so seldom mix in gay life).
I watch a lot of TV – ‘Perfect Strangers,’ ‘Family Matters,’ ‘Who’s the Boss?’ – then I go over my notes in the script, lock it into my head and go to bed.
We have essentially gone from being communities that were policed by people from the communities to being communities that are policed by strangers, and that’s no longer a community: that’s an area that’s under siege.
A nation’s poets are its true owners; and by the stroke of the pen they convey the title-deeds of its real possessions to strangers and aliens.
It’s kind of astonishing that people trust strangers because of words they write on computer screens.
What firefighters and people in our military and cops do is separate from what the rest of us do; basically these people say, ‘I’m going to protect all these strangers.’
I find it utterly bizarre that total strangers write about your life in a completely fictional manner.
We are no strangers to hurricanes in South Carolina. These storms are part of life, especially in the Lowcountry and all along our coast.
With a smartphone in tow and a playlist humming, a runner may miss the crunch of leaves underfoot, the enthusiastic cheers of benevolent strangers, or even her own breath. And, for many runners, leaving the mobile device at home is the most liberating part of the sport.
When I started out, I was very shy, I was terrified of meeting strangers and I hated the lime-light.
Sharing cabs with strangers is weird.
People actually have the nerve to ask me if I want to go to a haunted house. Why would I want to go to a place where I have to pay my money for creepy strangers to be able to harass me without legal repercussions?
I know Australians are no strangers to pubs, but in the U.K., the pub is a real meeting place because the houses can be quite small, so the pub is an extension of the living space.
I have always done films with friends rather than strangers.
You always hear that tragedies put sports in perspective, that they prove we shouldn’t care this much about the successes and failures of a bunch of wealthy strangers. I’m going the other way – sometimes, sports put everything else in perspective.
I looked in the audience. There were no strangers. Everybody was singing and cheering and hugging. That was a beautiful picture to look at.
It’s different when you’re an actor and playing a part, but when it’s just you, you feel immensely vulnerable have strangers prodding and prying.
I’m really interested in the collaborative thing. It’s what makes it scary because you never know what it’s going to end up like. But you hope. You put yourself in the hands of the best people you can find, and you’re completely dependent on the kindness of strangers and their commitment. It’s like this mutual delusion.
When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me. I then was dragged into politics, and then, subsequently, I became a lawyer.
It’s a lot easier to play in front of quite a lot of strangers than a couple of your friends just because when it’s someone that really knows you, it’s much more scary.
The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years, in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections; and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place, and to associate with strangers.
As an individual, I need space and can’t be locked in a house with strangers. I would do ‘Bigg Boss’ if I get to co-host it with Salman Khan.
All asylum seekers at our border should remind us that we are a nation of immigrants and that we were once strangers at the border.
I love scary movies! My two favorites are pretty neck and neck: ‘The Orphanage’ and ‘The Strangers.’
I am a really passive person to begin with so I have written a lot of pretty crappy songs with strangers because I let it go in a direction that I didn’t feel it should have and I didn’t know them well enough to speak up.
My everyday life in which I do exactly the same things as everyone else should not inspire people, and yet I am constantly congratulated by strangers for simply existing.
Young adults love to play games and they’re thirsty for social interaction, but a lot of bar and restaurant experiences are quite unsatisfactory on the social level. What young people need is a place that has the feel of an unhosted party where they find themselves interacting with like-minded strangers.
To the general public in America, the lifespan of Deep Purple probably finished with our 1984 album, ‘Perfect Strangers.’
I used to get a sort of sociophobia, and I still get it sometimes these days when I’m in a confined space with too many people. It’s not like I freak out or anything, it’s just that I’m far more comfortable in my own company sometimes than being surrounded by one thousand strangers.
The only pleasurable part of taking the subway, as everyone will agree, is concocting elaborate fantasies about what it would be like to be married to the most interesting strangers you see there.
Instead of showing strangers kindness and giving them the benefit of the doubt, we increasingly show them only fear, and that is bad for us and them.
America provided things that form the foundation of who we used to be: the prospect and potential of hope, mercy, and freedom for strangers who came carrying not much more than a determination to survive in a big country with a bigger heart.
When I speak at events, I often wear my dad’s ties and my mom’s earrings. It’s a small, almost secret way of having them with me when I’m up there onstage, talking to a roomful of strangers. It makes me feel safe.
We need to be smarter than our smart phones and realize the people we are with are more important than the people we aren’t with, and way more important than the strangers we hope will tweet and like and share and Instagram whatever we’re sending out into the cybersphere.
One of the things that I miss about Canada is that even the strangers, you have an immediate rapport, there’s just an understanding that we’re all good people, let’s be nice to each other. And Kiwis have that. I find the Kiwis have that.
That’s usually how I get to know strangers – get inappropriately touchy. Once they’ve experienced the awkwardness of you being way too close for comfort, after that, it all gets easy.
A couple of weeks ago, I did karaoke and got nervous in a way I hadn’t gotten nervous in 25 years. I’m so used to getting on stage in front of strangers to tell jokes, but singing is a whole different animal.
I was afraid of having to present my big nose to strangers.
Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night’s sleep, and strangers’ monologues framed like Russian short stories.
In many ways ‘Fortnite’ is like a social network. People are just in the game with strangers; they’re playing with friends and using ‘Fortnite’ as a foundation to communicate.
Whether you’re raising money for a cause, a personal need, or a project, most crowdfunding sites center on you hitting up people you already know. These sites make it easier to tap your social network for funds, but only the most compelling cases inspire support from strangers.
I hope fans walk away still feeling like their batteries are charged. I want fans walking away high-fiving strangers.
No one’s arguing that the Internet is evil. But talking about strangers is another conversation you have to have with your kids.
Just being gender non-conforming opens you to trouble from strangers. And violence.
Slang has always moved this way. From Cockney rhyming slang to codes swapped among highwaymen, they’re tribal badges of identity, bonding mechanisms designed to distinguish the initiated, and to keep strangers out.
Long-distance train conversations are unlike the perfunctory exchanges one normally associates with strangers, or the truncated, cut-to-the-chase kind that sometimes take place between seatmates on a plane.
Airbnb has proven that hospitality, generosity, and the simple act of trust between strangers can go a long way.
It’s good for art to make us think, to give us a shared experience that creates a dialogue, makes us talk to each other, including strangers.
I convinced my parents to let me see an agent, but because I had been taught never to speak to strangers, I was so quiet during the interview, they said to bring me back when I was older.
The Internet lets thousands of total strangers collaborate to produce a truly hivelike result.
When I wrote ‘Goose’ I gave my assistant my password, she locked me out of Twitter, and I wrote the book in five weeks. Sometimes I fantasise about how wonderful life would be if I went offline, but I can’t – because I really need affection and adoration from strangers!
I had no trouble with strangers finding out about my anxiety. It was my friends and colleagues I was concerned about.
Jessica Jackley has a gift for making people want to fork over their cash. To total strangers. Far, far away.
The Devonian and Cornishman will be found by the visitor to be courteous and hospitable. There is no roughness of manner where unspoiled by periodic influx of strangers; he is kindly, tender-hearted, and somewhat suspicious.
As a Muslim, I like to watch Fox News for the same reason I like to play ‘Call of Duty.’ Sometimes, I like to turn my brain off and watch strangers insult my family and heritage.
Chronically insecure people easily lose their altruism, tolerance, and respect for non-conformity. If they have no alternative on offer, they can be led to attribute their plight to strangers in their midst.
Our eyes and brains pretty consistently like some human forms better than others. Shown photos of strangers, even babies look longer at the faces adults rank the best-looking.
But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.
I was writing this really long joke about the smell of poop, and I was like, ‘What am I doing with my life?’ I started to think about why I was a comedian, and then I came up with a reason for existence, which is: inserting absurdity or stupidity into strangers’ lives in order to make the world a better place.
There is a degree of confidence exhibited towards strangers in Sweden, especially in hotels, at post-stations, and on board the inland steamers, which tells well for the general honesty of the people.
Bedouin ways were hard even for those brought up to them, and for strangers, terrible: a death in life.
The rules of game shows limit stuff so much. I remember on ‘Money From Strangers,’ being in the van – not even performing – and there was a lawyer there the entire time. ‘No, you can’t give money for that. Yes, you can give money for that. That’s a partial answer. That’s a full answer.’
One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion of great amusement on the part of the prisoners, as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of ice to show these strangers from the tropics.
I’m an off-the-charts introvert. To me, being around groups of strangers is exhausting. I’ve had to sort of train myself to think about two tactics: finding common ground and invoking humor.
I don’t even know how people managed without the Internet years ago. Having to mail a cassette tape of your music to strangers over the course of months… I just can’t imagine having to do that.
My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.
Finding your soul begins by discovering our ability to listen! Alternatively, by sharing a smile, a laugh and just by being human to everyone – from friends, colleagues, family, and especially strangers, including those who are not from the same station in life as you.
In its worse forms, conservatism is a matter of ‘I hate strangers and anything that’s different.’
Ma did a play called ‘Entertaining Strangers’ when I was about 14, which totally changed my life, I loved it so much.
As a child, I heard many warnings from teachers about the perils of talking with strangers. Yet now, fairly late in my life, I can think of not many things better than to talk with strangers. The idea of being a stranger is also very appealing.
Kindness towards strangers is rare in North Korea. There is a risk to helping others. The state made accusers and informers of us all.
Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you’re really strangers.
I’m fascinated how often and with what whole-heartedness people will risk their lives to perform acts of courage, sacrifice, and compassion for total strangers.
It’s a Gen X thing to be okay with going unnoticed or unrated or untouched. To be free from strangers’ expectations, or anger. People got angry at me when I stopped making music because it seemed I was devaluing everything.
For me, there are no my people and strangers, no bad people and good people. All people are equal for me.
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.
I desperately need the love of complete strangers. That’s one reason I overtip. I love when skycaps, waiters, and valets are happy to see me.
I’m quite good, though I say it myself, at making strangers feel at ease.
I was broke when I lived in New York City during college, so I’d spend weekends walking around town, grabbing something to eat, and interacting with strangers. That ritual has stuck with me.
As we produce work that becomes pure poetry, we impact and influence our teammates, we wow our suppliers, we inspire customers and strangers. And we lead our industry.
I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve been approached by strangers wanting to tell me that they think I’m brave or inspirational, and this was long before my work had any kind of public profile.
I was raised by a single dad. Dad’s idea of hanging out with your kid or day care was give her $20 in quarters, drop her at the arcade, and tell her not to talk to strangers.
The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
If comedians were truly free of repression, there would not be an inherent need to perform for the love of a roomful of total strangers.
The best thing about being an author is writing stories and having people – strangers all over the world – connect with them.
I’m hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers. I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings. I would love to do those for the rest of my career – they are so fun and witty.
There are obstacles and challenges that my dark-skinned sisters face that I will never know. How they are perceived when they walk in a room of strangers is something I will never truly know.