Pretentious Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pretentious quotes, pretentious sayings, and pretentious proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

People need realness, reality. People can sense when someone is being pretentious or fake. It's because you feel it; you see it in someone's body language.     


Pretentious people are like cross stitch pieces, they look fine and pretty at the front. But twisted and messed up at the back.     


You are only pretentious if you are not sincere.     

John Hodgman

Pretentiousness repels but authenticity attracts, and vulnerability is the pathway to intimacy.     

Rick Warren

Most people are much better at saying things in letters than in conversation, and some people can write artistic, inventive letters, but when they try a poem or story or novel they become pretentious.     

Charles Bukowski

A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life.     

Rick Warren

Pretentious people are like knives that don't cut or whiteboard markers that don't write. I have zero tolerance for all three.     

Unnikrishnan Menon

Is it not better to get wilfully abashed by heatbrreak than becoming a reluctant victim of pretentious love?     

penned heart

One thing I learnt about writing is be true to your feelings but at the same time, be a pretentious writer.     


Not only me. Even my metaphors become pretentious writers of my love - For you     

Vinu Ramanan

The sun burns to shine But the moon just reflects the absorbed light. Yet the moon is much more loved. In the same way a few people make efforts to love you. A few just pretend to love you yet we love the pretentious one the most.     

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