I think breeds of dogs and breeds of men are quite a bit alike. If you think it's insulting that I compare people with animals, well, if you knew how I love animals, you would understand that coming from me, this is a compliment.
— Zsa Zsa Gabor
My mom told me when I get compliments to cover my ears.
— Zooey Deschanel
You are beautiful. Don't ever think you are not. It may be such a compliment that does not come from a man too often. They are shy, proud, and rude. Give yourself some love. And walk as what you are - a beautiful woman. All your life.
— Yoko Ono
If you're criticized then you can use it as an experience. Compliments, you can't use.
— Yoko Ono
Shooting at a man who is returning the compliment means going into action with the greatest speed of which a man's muscles are capable, but mentally unflustered by an urge to hurry or the need for complicated nervous and muscular actions which trick shooting involves.
— Wyatt Earp
Get into the relationship for the right reason because it's a great support system, because it's a great compliment to your life, because it's someone that actually fulfills you and makes you happy.
— Wilmer Valderrama
Deference is the most complicate, the most indirect, and the most elegant of all compliments.
— William Shenstone
Dancing, is, for the most part, attended with many amorous smiles, wanton compliments, unchaste kisses, scurrilous songs and sonnets, effeminate music, lust provoking attire, ridiculous love pranks, all which savor only of sensuality, of raging fleshly lusts. Therefore, it is wholly to be abandoned of all good Christians.
— William Prynne
Bowing, ceremonious, formal compliments, stiff civilities, will never be politeness; that must be easy, natural, unstudied; and what will give this but a mind benevolent and attentive to exert that amiable disposition in trifles to all you converse and live with?
— William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
There is a wide difference between general acquaintance and companionship. You may salute a man and exchange compliments with him daily, yet know nothing of his character, his inmost tastes arid feelings.
— William Matthews
When reviewers take the trouble to compliment a writer on her style, it is usually because she has made it easy for them to slide from one sentence to another like an otter down a slope.
— William H. Gass
Everybody knows how to utter a complaint, but few can express a graceful compliment.
— William Feather
Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.
— William Feather
To call a man a characteristically Oxford man is, in my opinion, to give him the highest compliment that could be paid to any human being.
— William E. Gladstone
I am a firm believer in playing the type of music that compliments the song the best. If it's a folk song make it sound like one. If it's a rock song make it sound like one, if it's a rap song take it off the record.
— William Clark Green
There are three things that none of the young men of the present generation can do.They can't sit over their wine;they can't play at wist;and they can't pay a lady a compliment.
— Wilkie Collins
I take it as a real compliment that people believe that I can in some ways mine the disenfranchised, the marginalized, the somewhat off-center - psychologically speaking - people in our society, and bring a real humanity to them, and make people see what would otherwise be a person that you would hate. Find a reason to love them and see the world from their point of view.
— Walton Goggins
Many people have compared me to the Victorian adventure writer, Rider Haggard. I accept that as a compliment. As a boy growing up in Central Africa I read all Haggard's African novels.
— Walter Smith
The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
— Walter Lippmann
If you can find collaborators whose strengths compliment your own, the result can be more than the sum of its authors.
— Walter Jon Williams
The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention.
— Walter Inglis Anderson
No matter where you go, poor people have the capacity to endure. Some people even compliment us on it, as if endurance is all we can achieve.
— Victor LaValle
The stage is the best experience in the world. It's a great compliment to be able to share the music, because people can hear my album but they don't get to make the connection in the same way as when it's one-to-one.
— Vanessa Mae
Give me the compliments. I love compliments. I was born modest, but it wore off.
— Val Kilmer
When people compliment my cooking, it's like somebody telling me that they like my music. And it's great to be known for something else.
— Trisha Yearwood
My husband says I like animals more than I like people. I take that as the compliment he means it as.
— Tricia Helfer
Women have to embrace ambition if they want to. I had a lot of trouble taking compliments in the beginning, and it's really important for women to embrace their title.
— Tory Burch
This sounds really lame, but I'm pretty proud of my feet. I've gotten so many compliments for having nice feet. If someone has a foot fetish, I'd have an in. I love foot rubs, too. I'll take one whenever I can.
— Torrie Wilson
My whole life story is kind of a backhanded compliment.
— Tori Spelling
I have never pretended to be a great House of Commons man, but I pay the House the greatest compliment I can by saying that, from first to last, I never stopped fearing it.
— Tony Blair
You look at Cheney, Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, and Bush - if you saw them on Halloween, they wouldn't need a costume. You'd give them a treat and compliment them on what great-looking demons they were. They are demons. There's no doubt about it.
— Tommy Chong
To keep farmers on the farm we must maintain a strong farm safety net, but we will also have to build a thriving companion economy to compliment production agriculture in rural America.
— Tom Vilsack
The best compliment I ever had is, one day I was in Nashville, some disc jockey said, Hey, that sounds like a Tom T. Hall song. Up until then there hadn't been any such thing.
— Tom T. Hall
A man once said that the pinnacle of successIs when you've finally lost interestIn money, compliments, and publicityA noble enough idea, I supposeHow on earth he does this, heaven only knowsI know I need a lot more of all three of thoseBefore I ever have the nerve to turn up my noseAt any money, compliments, and publicity.
— Todd Snider
The biggest compliment? I would say, "You helped me." I think in terms of life, not just with acting. But certainly with storytelling, being able to hold up a mirror and allow someone to relate to a story and see something in themselves to the extent that you're in service to another human being - I don't know why else we're here. To know that I helped someone would be the biggest compliment I could ever receive.
— Thomas Sadoski
Often small acts of service are all that is required to lift and bless another: a question concerning a person's family, quick words of encouragement, a sincere compliment, a small note of thanks, a brief telephone call. If we are observant and aware, and if we act on the promptings which come to us, we can accomplish much good.
— Thomas S. Monson
He who sports compliments, unless he takes good aim, may miss his mark, and be wounded by the recoil of his own weapon.
— Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Guard against that vanity which courts a compliment, or is fed by it.
— Thomas Chalmers
The best compliment I can give Blake is just to say that if I hadn't inherited him as the quarterback, he would have been a kid I would have recruited. I think he has all the tools to be very successful in our system.
— Terry Hoeppner
You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.
— Teresa of Avila