Top 115 Straightforward Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Straightforward Quotes from famous people such as Frances Mayes, Julian Fellowes, Peter Capaldi, Oliver Joseph Lodge, Charles Caleb Colton, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

In America, people are just so straightforward when the

In America, people are just so straightforward when they dislike things.
Frances Mayes
What I dislike about movie culture is that it often presents a parable of our problems – but the issues are all straightforward and the people are either nice or they’re not. In real life, everyone falls between those perimeters, but not many American films operate in that grey area.
Julian Fellowes
What you’re doing is acting with yourself. Well, I’m my favourite actor, so in a way it’s quite straightforward for me.
Peter Capaldi
The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality – not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate – is the simplest and most straightforward and the only one that fits all the facts.
Oliver Joseph Lodge
Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
Charles Caleb Colton
Living in New York, you get a lot of confidence; when I go back to Michigan, I realise how obnoxious and demanding and straightforward I am.
Angel Haze
I’m pretty much an out-front, straightforward chick, and I get a bit confused by expectations.
Margaret Trudeau
I think business has to be stupider. I want to do really straightforward, stupid business – just talk to me like a 4-year-old. And I refuse to negotiate. I do not negotiate. I can collaborate. But I’m an artist, so as soon as you negotiate, you’re being compromised.
Kanye West
A double bind is far worse than a straightforward damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t dilemma. It requires you to obey two mutually exclusive commands: Anything you do to fulfill one violates the other.
Deborah Tannen
Love is agony, isn’t it? I’ve been involved with someone for some time now, but it’s all so complicated. It’s never straightforward is it? You meet someone, you fall in love, it’s the most wonderful thing ever but… There’s always something that’s not quite right about love, isn’t there?
Daphne Guinness
Math is pretty straightforward.
Chase Elliott
One of the things that has proven true in our career is that even if you take something that’s as straightforward and classic as a father-son story, you can express it in a way that’s totally unique to you.
Phil Lord
I think it is only when you marry and become a parent that you begin to understand that life isn’t always straightforward.
Zoe Ball
I was a dramatic kid. I was always like, ‘Watch me put on my play, Mom and Dad! You have to watch me put on all these outfits and do this play!’ But my family is very academic and straightforward and normal Midwestern people, so the idea that I could act as an actual job wasn’t really there.
Laura Harrier
I was honoured recently to accept the position of president of Mizrachi U.K. I did so because I believe our eternal challenge as Jews is both straightforward and also awash with complexity: How to sanctify the innovations of the modern world in accordance with our eternal Jewish values?
Ephraim Mirvis
We don’t come up with product names like ‘Cookie Sugar a la Mode.’ We made a commitment that our brand is straightforward.
Daniel Lubetzky
I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way. I hate anything that’s too straightforward, too routine, too familiar. I get bored really, really quickly.
It was the point where things became much more abstract and less literal than in the bulk of the film, which was hardcore rockets and space and planets – all a fairly straightforward evolution from what I had been doing before.
Douglas Trumbull
I’ve made a connection with the television audience by being a proud Latino man. I am passionate for what I do, courageous in the face of peril, honest and straightforward.
Geraldo Rivera
The development agenda is not a straightforward one; it’s a process with serious hurdles, but it’s a path we’ve chosen to go down.
Augustin Matata Ponyo
I don’t mean to insult television, but a lot of the time, it’s pretty straightforward. If you say, ‘I love you,’ you mean ‘I love you.’ There isn’t time for anything more.
Michael Learned
Charter’s merger sales pitch is pretty straightforward: it argues that it has always been too small to bully Internet companies, TV makers, and its own customers, so it has’un-cable’ practices they hope to extend.
Marvin Ammori
My criteria is simple, I require fantastic actors who are ready to give their best and are easy to work with. I don’t like people with a lot of baggage and rather those who are simple and straightforward and their agenda is to make a brilliant film.
Aditya Dhar
‘Nimona’ was originally a vague idea I had when I was in high school, when I was just getting into shapeshifting characters. It was a straightforward superhero story at the time. Nimona was named Nightshade, and she had an eyepatch for some reason. There was nothing really special about it, though.
Noelle Stevenson
When you do animation – well, straightforward animation, although it’s not straightforward – the voice for a character or something, they’re always singular experiences, really.
Andy Serkis
I would rather people take me as straightforward and not have to wonder if I’m kidding or not. Because what I have to say, and what I’m interested in doing and communicating, is worthwhile enough that I don’t want to muck it up with people being confused about where I’m really coming from.
Charles Grodin
One of the great mysteries of the Trump era has been the missed opportunities for the first lady to stamp her mark on the White House. With her stylish good looks, straightforward manner and unique migrant life story, Melania Trump should have been a much more popular asset to the administration.
Miranda Devine
My motivation is being the best. Pretty simple and straightforward.
Brian Shaw
I tend to make my most important decisions by following my instincts rather than any straightforward logic.
Marco Bizzarri
I’m too blunt and straightforward for politics, but I’m friends with all.
Nana Patekar
For me, it’s really like, okay, if you go far with the unexpected materials and unexpected proportions or volumes, then keep the colors quite simple and straightforward for men.
Dries van Noten
I've dropped myself into straightforward character piec

I’ve dropped myself into straightforward character pieces in order to explore that form and reap its values. But you are sort of restricted visually when your first requirement is to tell a fairly straightforward story.
Brian De Palma
ISIS may seem un-Islamic to President Obama, but to anybody who has read Islam’s core texts, it might appear to be a fairly straightforward attempt to create a state based on Mohammed’s instructions as laid down in the Koran, in hadith, and in Mohammed’s own example.
Douglas Murray
My approach to public service is straightforward: I fight every day for New Jersey families, small businesses, veterans, and seniors and work to change the way business is done in Washington.
Rodney Frelinghuysen
My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.
Kid Rock
I write in a pretty straightforward way. I kind of sit down at page one and start writing.
Zack Snyder
I’ve discovered as I’ve grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you’re a kid. It isn’t just a straightforward fairytale.
Rachel McAdams
When you’re writing for a game – even if you’re using very well known characters like Batman and his villains who lend themselves to many different interpretations – you have to keep in mind that you’re writing for a different medium. Things are a bit more straightforward than it is for a feature film or a TV show.
Paul Dini
I am a very sensitive person, especially when it comes to heart-to-heart conversations. I am straightforward and I expect the same from people.
Ravichandran Ashwin
I’m more straightforward, and I speak up more than I did before. When I was younger, I wouldn’t speak up as much, but now that I’m a mom, things have changed.
Britney Spears
I do everything in a straightforward manner.
Harmon Killebrew
I’m really into sci-fi. The reason I’m an actor is because of ‘Star Wars’ – I saw that and I knew that’s what I wanted to do. But most of the projects I’m offered as an actor are straightforward dramas, so I haven’t really been given a chance to do that kind of role.
Ricky Schroder
When I started doing standup when I was 17, I was talking about being Indian and specifically ethnic jokes. Straightforward stuff that was fairly ignorant that I knew would get the laugh. It wasn’t flipping stereotypes; it was using them.
Hari Kondabolu
I love guys and the way they think; they’re so straightforward – and women can learn from that.
Rashida Jones
Sometimes God writes straightforward in twisted lines.
Gloria Trevi
There is an actor’s responsibility in presenting the emotional content of the lyrics to an audience. But whether you do that in a straightforward fashion or an ironic fashion or a blase fashion is all about opportunities, and singers are missing opportunities as artists if they don’t pay attention to the lyric.
Kurt Elling
It’s perhaps easier to say what prog rock isn’t than what it is: it’s not three-minute pop songs, it’s not straightforward rock, metal, blues or jazz, but can have elements of all them and more. It’s a form that is on the boundaries of many different forms, that is open to all sorts of influences.
Gavin Esler
Growing our economy means supporting our small businesses, and one straightforward way to do this is to help business owners with the cost of health insurance for their workers.
Suzan DelBene
Hoosiers deserve a straightforward approach about information regarding blocked railroad crossings and I commend the Federal Railroad Administration’s willingness to work with all parties involved on this important issue.
Mike Braun
The Bible for me is holy writ. It’s a very straightforward thing, although I am not a literalist.
Marilynne Robinson