Words matter. These are the best Downplay Quotes from famous people such as Andrew W.K., Fredric Jameson, Ha-Joon Chang, Johny Hendricks, Sean Baker, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Once, Pee-wee Herman tweeted a photo of this guitar I made that’s shaped like a slice of pizza, and it meant a lot to me. People downplay it, but there’s power there, people reaching toward each other and toward truth. Any mechanism, any resource that we can use to further that reach, is part of the human destiny.
Often, these downplay the power of cultural imperialism – in that sense, playing the game of US interests – by reassuring us that the global success of American mass culture is not as bad as all that.
When we assess the impact of technological changes, we tend to downplay things that happened a while ago.
I’ll downplay myself before I compliment myself.
You know, master classes are essentially extended Q&As. That’s how I always approach them. I don’t mean to downplay it. It’s just that I never fancy myself as someone who is taking a class. ‘Master class’ insinuates a teacher, and I’m not one.
There’s a lot of talk about the positive aspects of love. We as a society downplay the danger, the anxiety, and the disappointment. We romanticize romance.
I was pretty familiar with TikTok: I always thought its videos would be ironically hilarious. When I became a trending topic on there, it was a crazy moment for me. A lot of people will try to downplay it, but I saw it as something bigger.
When sharing your ideas, overconfidence is a killer. You don’t want your male coworkers to think you’re getting all uppity. Instead, downplay your ideas as just ‘thinking out loud,’ ‘throwing something out there,’ or sharing something ‘dumb,’ ‘random,’ or ‘crazy.’
I think people should downplay politics more, be more involved in what they do.
I’m probably not your typical business person in many ways. I don’t wear a suit. I don’t carry a briefcase. I don’t wear a tie. I’m fairly casual. I haven’t got a big office, and it’s in a very ordinary part of town. I’d much prefer to downplay than impress.
I’ve had my fair share of incidents with law enforcement, whether they’re saying smart remarks, condescending remarks to downplay who I am and what I can afford… It’s something that made me stronger on the back end of it, and learned from those instances.
Never downplay nobody.
My father always shied away from attention. Whenever he’d get a compliment, he’d downplay it.
Opponents of New York City’s proactive style of policing struggle mightily to downplay its most obvious benefit: the largest crime drop on record, concentrated overwhelmingly in minority neighborhoods.
Throughout most of my life, I’ve tried to downplay my Chinese heritage because I wanted so much to be an American. I was the only Asian kid in my elementary school, and I longed to be like everyone else. I insisted on American food; I was embarrassed by my mother’s poor English.
Leadership experts and the public alike extol the virtues of transformational leaders – those who set out bold objectives and take risks to change the world. We tend to downplay ‘transactional’ leaders, whose goals are more modest, as mere managers.
Violence is violence. Trauma is trauma. And we are taught to downplay it, even think about it as child’s play.
I always thought that when I got into this business that I was going to have to downplay my Asianness and downplay my queerness, which is not an easy thing for me to do.
While some who downplay Christ’s divinity have imagined Jesus as a great social worker ‘being kind to old ladies, small dogs and little children,’ orthodox Christianity has not wanted Jesus to have a political message.
You know, a lot of people have an instinct to downplay the fact that they are performing and be, like, ‘There is no theatre here. This is just me playing the songs.’ At some point I just realised how much better it could be if you weren’t shy about being a performer.
I always stand behind the things that I do. I don’t listen to those who downplay things nor do I pay attention to those who grovel at our feet and tell us that we’re the greatest. For me, that is just noise.
I am, in some sense, a writer. Even though I kinda downplay the word thing, I do enjoy writing sometimes.