Criss Jami Quotes

Who is Criss Jami?

Criss Jami is the pen name of Christopher James Gilbert under which he published the poetry and philosophy books 'Venus in Arms', 'Killosophy', 'Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile' and 'Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality' among others.

Born May 29, 1987

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Best 39 Quotes by Criss Jami | Page 1 of 2

“Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”

“Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.”

“It's much easier on the emotions when one sees life as an experiment rather than a struggle for popularity.”

“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”

Diotima Quotes

“A rebel adult often seems like a glorious savior, whereas a rebel child often seems like a little devil.”

Diotima

“A sign of a lover of wisdom is his delight in not running his mouth about things he doesn't know.”

Diotima

“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.”

Diotima

“Don't change your mind just because people are offended; change your mind if you're wrong.”

Diotima

“Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.”

Diotima

“There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you're wrong and you can't face it; the other is when you're right and nobody else can face it.”

Diotima

“When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.”

Diotima

“You can't let the truth bring out the worst and let it get the best of you.”

Diotima

Killosophy Quotes

“A lonely day is God's way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.”

Killosophy

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”

Killosophy

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“I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities make it appear as though it once meant something. We grow from hot or cold, but lukewarm is the biggest insult.”

Killosophy

“If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.”

Killosophy

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“Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.”

Killosophy

“Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.”

Killosophy

“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”

Killosophy

“The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.”

Killosophy

“When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.”

Killosophy

Salomé Quotes

“A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness.”

Salomé

“Absurdity is the ecstasy of intellectualism.”

Salomé

“Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.”

Salomé

“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”

Salomé

“If love is blind, then maybe a blind person that loves has a greater understanding of it.”

Salomé

“When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.”

Salomé

Venus in Arms Quotes

“An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.”

Venus in Arms

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“Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.”

Venus in Arms

“Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.”

Venus in Arms

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“A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn.”


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