Top 262 Compliment Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Compliment Quotes from famous people such as Cynthia Bailey, Gayle Rankin, Johny Hendricks, Gabourey Sidibe, Minna Antrim, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I have been called a stallion before, and it was always

I have been called a stallion before, and it was always meant as a compliment.
Cynthia Bailey
I always get compared to looking like a silent movie star – though I don’t know if that’s a compliment, honestly.
Gayle Rankin
As an athlete, there is no bigger compliment in my mind you can pay a guy when you say he can get the job done despite the obstacles he’ll face.
Johny Hendricks
Well, I’m certainly glad that I was nominated for an Oscar. There is certainly a respect that comes with that nod. Also, a compliment that comes with it, too. Not that I really know what I’m doing. In a lot of ways I feel like some child on set, or like a kid that snuck in the back door.
Gabourey Sidibe
There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth – if the latter were unflattering.
Minna Antrim
When people say to me, ‘You’re like the Anna Kournikova who wins,’ I definitely take it as a compliment, because she’s quite gorgeous.
Amanda Beard
Pretty good, you know it’s nice when you get people coming up to you saying ‘Can I have a photo or an autograph’; it’s a compliment, I think.
Luke Pasqualino
When someone acknowledges you for something that they think about you, it’s a huge compliment.
Michelle Yeoh
A lot of people say about ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Well, how do you feel about gossip?’ Well, who really likes gossip? No one likes to be talked about if it’s not flattering or a compliment.
Jessica Szohr
I’ve always liked wrinkles. When I was a young girl, I used to make lines on my face with my nails because I loved Jeanne Moreau. I always wanted to be older; I always added years to my life. For the longest time, if people thought I was older, I would take it as a compliment.
Diane von Furstenberg
One day my 3-year-old daughter said ‘Your very handsome, Poppy.’ That was the best compliment ever.
Patrick Dempsey
I want to compliment Francesco Totti: scoring 206 goals is a great achievement. It does not matter that he has beat me, as he is a great player.
Roberto Baggio
The things that Dirk has done for this league and for the Dallas Mavericks, it’s unbelievable. And Coach Kidd was a teammate of Dirk, so for Jason Kidd to compare me with Dirk Nowitzki, it feels nice. It’s a nice compliment.
Giannis Antetokounmpo
I would say that the best compliment I have gotten is from teachers who say they can tell that my kids come from a big family because they can see that they anticipate other people’s needs and they don’t think the world revolves around them.
Rachel Campos-Duffy
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
George MacDonald
Society tends to pin women against each other, but we need to treat each other with kindness and compliment one another instead. Because women’s voices are the strongest when they’re together.
Normani Kordei
It’s such a thrill when an adult comes up to me and says, ‘I read your book as a child and really loved it.’ That’s a tremendous compliment.
Katherine Paterson
If something is successful with the audience, it’s automatically suspect; the reverse is to say that not to reach audiences is the greatest compliment an artist can receive!
Carlisle Floyd
The fact of the matter is that everybody treats me pretty much as one of the boys, which I take as a great compliment.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
When I started playing in Sweden, there was nobody watching. No one knew who I was, so I was just playing for the love of the game. And after my first season, my coach came up to me and said, ‘Of all the people you’re the one who smiles the most on the field,’ and that was the biggest compliment I ever received.
Christen Press
I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
Clare Boothe Luce
It is a great compliment to go out and be recognized. Although, because I basically go home and go to work, there isn’t much opportunity for that kind of thing to happen.
Lara Flynn Boyle
The greatest compliment I ever got was when people called me an artist, and I understand that solo aspect of being an artist, when you’re in there by yourself, trying to do something great, and people who don’t even know you can come up and just dump on you.
John McEnroe
I would just like a woman someday, somewhere, at some point in my life to say to me, ‘You’re a great listener.’ Haven’t heard it yet, and that’s a superior compliment to get from a woman. But I’m going to work on it.
Ashton Kutcher
I feel happy whenever people compliment me.
Jaya Prada
So it’s the greatest compliment in the world when people want to hear you sing. That means it feels good to them, so I keep doing it.
Shelby Lynne
As far as most improved, I don’t take it as a backhanded compliment at all. That’s what you’re supposed to do as a professional.
Julius Randle
When people call me either a girl crush or their best friend, like, the best friend they want, that’s, to me, the best compliment anyone could ever give me.
Mindy Kaling
To have John Mellencamp compliment my songwriting? That was unreal.
Darius Rucker
A lot of other bass players have told me I’m the only bass player who plays with a pick but sounds like he’s playing with the thumb and fingers, which is a great compliment.
Glenn Hughes
I have my detractors, no doubt about it. I look at it as a compliment.
Ken Harrelson
The song 'Conceited' on 'There's Something About Remy'

The song ‘Conceited’ on ‘There’s Something About Remy’ was inspired by people always telling me that I’m so much prettier in person or that I’ve lost so much weight since they saw me on TV. I don’t even know if that’s a compliment. Were you watching me on TV thinking I was ugly?
Remy Ma
After I lost weight, I discovered that people found me valuable. Worthy of conversation. A person one could look at. A person one could compliment. A person one could admire. A person.
Shonda Rhimes
Here’s what happens – you create something in the moment that you feel will be good, and then… people’s reactions to it or people referencing it years later, it’s a compliment.
Michael Patrick King
To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.
Herman Melville
I was reading an article about Kings of Leon’s bass player, who said that he was directly influenced by Joy Division and by me. I was like, ‘Woah!’ It surprised me. It’s a great compliment.
Peter Hook
There’s consciousness in my music, and my music comes from a conscious place. And when people say that, I certainly take it as a compliment. But my job, in terms of selling my music, is to be universal and to try to get it to everybody.
Talib Kweli
There is no greater compliment for a writer than to have pleased a troubled child.
Rodman Philbrick
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.
Wilbur Smith
You’re not going to be great at everything. Surround yourself with people that can compliment you so you can work together and then everybody can be successful.
Jonathan Tisch
I take it as a compliment now that I look different. I think l look okay.
Jwala Gutta
Our two biggest rivals had adjusted their whole season to this one aim of beating us. Of course, it is a big compliment that they were so motivated to stop us but it was very tough to face two matches like that so close together. Suddenly three trophies are down to one.
Dennis Bergkamp
People who have no idea it’s me when they first see me playing something, and later they realize, ‘That’s her from whatever it is,’ it’s a great compliment that they can forget.
Linda Cardellini
The best compliment I get every year is that a band will write me and say, ‘We were just on tour, and we had people coming to our show saying they had never heard us before they heard us on your show.’
Henry Rollins
Being compared to ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ is a huge compliment.
Panos Cosmatos
If you want to be universally loved, forget a career in broadcasting. You can’t compliment a team without necessarily dissing their opponent.
Sean Evans
So when they come around and say they want to do our stuff in America, it’s compliment really.
Sean Booth
I was honored to wear ‘Arizona’ across my chest. I am extremely blessed to have my education completely paid for and take part in the great tradition of Wildcat softball. To have my jersey number retired was the ultimate compliment.
Jennie Finch
If you can find collaborators whose strengths compliment your own, the result can be more than the sum of its authors.
Walter Jon Williams
It’s always nice to get a storyline – I know all actors say that, but it genuinely is, as it feels like the show’s team are putting their faith in you to do it justice, so it’s quite a compliment.
Kelvin Fletcher
‘Click’ is a horror film and a first for me. People think I always had a face good enough to do films of this genre. So now I’d take that as a compliment.
Chunky Pandey
The irony is, when people now compliment my ability to make something out of nothing on the football field, my mom is the one who’s been doing so in real life all along.
Le’Veon Bell
It’s the ultimate compliment to be imitated or at least be somebody’s influence, for sure.
Nancy Wilson
And if people come up and say they like the movies you’re in, it’s a great compliment.
Jason Statham
I wouldn’t take it as a compliment if someone looked at one of my shoes and said, ‘Oh, that looks like a comfortable shoe.’ There is a heel that is too high to walk in, certainly. But who cares? You don’t have to walk in high heels.
Christian Louboutin
At my degree show, someone said, ‘It’s nice, but it’s very feminine.’ I said, thank you, taking it as a compliment, but they obviously meant it as an insult.
Cornelia Parker
They showed this one beautiful picture of me recently and they had all the things that I had done. I thought it was a great compliment for everybody to think I’ve had plastic surgery.
Cybill Shepherd
People say I look like a vampire. I don’t know whether to take that as a compliment or not.
Nathaniel Buzolic
My husband says I like animals more than I like people. I take that as the compliment he means it as.
Tricia Helfer
Any description of a person that comes from the outside is very hard to deal with. People don’t like being summarised. It’s nice to receive a compliment, but it makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.
Eleanor Catton
Marlon Brando was the major influence in my life, though I never met him. And my father – we didn’t get along, but he was an influence in terms of honesty and work ethic. That’s the greatest compliment I could pay him.
F. Murray Abraham
I take it as a compliment when people want to click photos with us. But at times, it is pretty intrusive. People think that because we come on the big screen or on television, they have a right over us.
Himani Shivpuri
I've been asked to endorse lots of different pieces of

I’ve been asked to endorse lots of different pieces of equipment. It’s not necessarily that it’s an awful thing to be asked to endorse something, because it’s inherently a compliment to your skills, your abilities, on a level. But sometimes it’s just not the right fit.
Wylie Dufresne
That’s the compliment I get most often – ‘You guys are so honest.’
Nikki Glaser
Varun is good-looking, muscular and talented. I don’t want the girls to think that ‘Oh he is taken, we can’t drool over him and Divya will get upset.’ I like when girls compliment him.
Divya Agarwal
It is probably the best validation, the best compliment: that when somebody says you are getting good things in life, and you deserve this.
Vicky Kaushal
I remember the 2015 World Cup looking up at the scoreboard and seeing that big Hublot sign and that clock and I just think it’s a real compliment to the game of cricket.
Michael Clarke
It’s a huge compliment that people continue to cast me in different types of roles believing in me and the fact that I can carry it off.
Neha Dhupia
A game manager – I wish people would call me that. That’s a compliment.
Derek Carr
I was a bit scared because I came from the acting world. There was a fear that people would think of me kind of as a joke. But really, people think of me as a country artist who can act. That’s my favorite compliment.
Jana Kramer
The highest compliment one can give a writer is not to say that one wholeheartedly agrees with his observations, but that he provoked – really, forced – difficult thinking about consequential matters and internal questioning of one’s own assumptions, often without quick or clear resolution.
Glenn Greenwald
It’s nice to compliment people on what they’re wearing, but don’t make insincere compliments.
Letitia Baldrige
I want to compliment The Heritage Foundation for its work on behalf of a strong national defense.
Don Nickles
I compliment people when I see something I really like and tell them, ‘That was good. Keep doing what you’re doing.’ That’s as much as advice as you will get out of me.
Jeff Hardy
If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
Luc de Clapiers
I’m a sucker for a compliment.
Meghan Markle
I don’t understand women who don’t encourage each other. I think compliments and showing affection are really important, too. Women don’t do that enough, and it’s so essential because even if you’re shy about giving a compliment, it’s good energy; it’s uplifting.
Poppy Delevingne
You can give me credit on a skilled sport – golf, basketball – but when it comes to someone’s appearance – how often do guys compliment another man on anything? They find it feminine.
Phil Heath
The Chitranna song from Buddhivanta’ has done wonders and turned things around for me. Everyone’s humming it, including kids, and that’s a huge compliment.
Suman Ranganathan
The biggest compliment to me is that guys really approach me and they have a connection with me, so there must be something I’m doing that is authentic, otherwise they wouldn’t connect with me so strongly. It’s a real compliment.
Jeremy Piven
The cities that I go to where I can tell that they have a lot of different types of drag, I tell them that they remind me of Brooklyn, and I mean that as the highest compliment in the entire world.
Sasha Velour
The biggest compliment I can ever get as an actor is to have someone say, ‘We didn’t recognize you.’
Tim Daly
I want to compliment myself for becoming someone with a strong color.
Hyuna
The best compliment is when other parents invite your children to come over, or stay overnight. Afterward, I hear how well-behaved and respectful they were. I think that’s one of the most wonderful compliments you can get as a parent.
Greg Vaughan
The finest compliment you can pay a man is that his word was as good as gold.
Evel Knievel
‘You’re beautiful’ was the compliment I craved so much. I didn’t care if people called me smart or innovative – it was the number-one compliment I gave out to other women hoping it was given back to me. I heard people saying it to my best friends. It was the one I wanted to hear more than anything else.
Rupi Kaur
I think it’s flattering when people say I’m a role model, but I don’t think I am. It depends on your outlook on the word ‘role model.’ I’m not perfect or anything. I just consider it a great compliment.
Mandy Moore
I don’t believe in trouble. Because I think that trouble is sometimes good, sometimes bad. I’ve been known to be called trouble, which I think is quite a compliment. But I suppose, thinking about it, that my best and worst trouble has always had something to do with a man.
Beth Orton
If my assistant goes off and becomes successful, and people want to work with him, I’d take that as a compliment that I’d trained them well.
Brad Goreski
The highest compliment I could ever receive about my kids – and I can say that this does happen frequently – is when the in-flight crew say to me, ‘Your children are wonderful. They are so well-behaved.’ Every time I am told that, I could weep.
Kate Winslet
Sometimes after a compliment about my characterization skills, I’m asked if I model my characters on real people. Emphatically, no. And sort of, yes.
Brent Weeks
Filmmakers would compliment my work, but when casting for a heroine, they’d never think of me.
Shefali Shah
I’m really not sure what people think or expect me to be, but I am surprised when people say, ‘You’re not supposed to be like that… ‘ I’m not exactly sure what ‘that’ is, so I choose to take it as a compliment.
Jennifer Hudson
The best compliment you can give a hitter is he's a tou

The best compliment you can give a hitter is he’s a tough out; that initiates fear in a pitcher.
Billy Butler
It’s always nice to receive a compliment.
Morrissey
A huge part of my life is my job, and that’s the highest compliment you can pay to any job.
David Muir
I like when my freckles show or when I do shoots and they accentuate them. It’s such a compliment.
Madison Beer
In India, when someone calls you sexy, they don’t mean it as a compliment; it has derogatory connotations.
Tanushree Dutta
Even though wrestling is getting more popular – wrestling being more popular than it was five years ago is like being the nicest guy in prison, it’s not a huge compliment, but it’s still taking place.
Jim Cornette
Someone very important once told me, ‘You can make almost everything look great.’ That’s the best compliment I have received till date.
Nimrat Kaur
I have lots of people tell me I’m beautiful and ask if I’m a model, but the biggest compliment I got was a fan came up to me and said, ‘You’re the best female technical wrestler.’ That’s the one compliment that sticks out.
Gail Kim
People asking my teammates, ‘Is Arrieta a guy who’d try to cheat the system?’ Honestly, hearing that kind of stuff come from some of the best players in baseball is honestly a compliment. I view it that way.
Jake Arrieta
Well, I think every now and again, some people deserve to get their butts chewed. Every now and again some people deserve a pat on the back. What I try and do is compliment folk who deserve a compliment, and chew folks out who deserve to be chewed out.
Judge Mills Lane
To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I don’t think it’s necessarily deserved.
Sidney Poitier
There are a whole bunch of roles where people say, ‘Oh, you’re playing yourself.’ I guess it’s kind of a compliment. Or people say, ‘Oh, man, you just roll out of bed and do that.’ The work is to make it look effortless. That’s the hard part.
Matthew McConaughey
One of Rani Ma’am friend told my mother, ‘Thank you for taking birth’ because of which we get to see this actor. That, for me, is the most beautiful compliment ever.
Vishal Jethwa
Well, anytime you’re compared to Derek Jeter, it’s the ultimate compliment.
Buster Posey
Drama is basically what I do, so it’s a compliment that people think it’s hard for me to get back to drama.
Michael Pena
It has been said that I make chick flicks. This is not a compliment.
Amy Pascal
I really don’t even know how to take a compliment honestly.
Bradley Beal
I go down the street, people see me: ‘Hey, I pity-‘ right on, man, that’s a compliment to me.
Mr. T
Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.
Henry Fielding
Just don’t let the hype of what people are saying and how much they love you, y’know, just take the compliment and be thankful that people are complimenting you, but don’t let it consume you; don’t let your circumstances around you and the way people view you make you act a certain way.
Mary J. Blige
As far as my projects are concerned, I have always maintained a healthy balance. My south Indian projects have never taken a backseat even though I’ve been busy in Hindi. Both regions have loved me, and being wanted by both the north and south film industries is a compliment by itself.
Genelia D’Souza
I’m Irish. I don’t know how to take a compliment.
Ardal O’Hanlon
When I was heavy, people would say to me – and it was such a backhanded compliment – they would say, ‘You’ve got such a beautiful face,’ in the way of, like, ‘Oh, isn’t it a shame that from the neck down you’re questionable.’
Kate Winslet
It’s very inexpensive to give a compliment.
Joyce Meyer
I think ‘crazy’ is a compliment. I think you make money with people who are crazy.
Fred Wilson
I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it.
Mitch Hedberg
To call me gay is a compliment. Also, if I’d been macho, I’d just have had an audience full of men.
James Blunt
People call me Joey all the time. I take it as a compliment. There’s no point in correcting them. But I’m much more even-keeled and subdued and relaxed than Joey Tribbiani.
Matt LeBlanc
The greatest compliment that anyone can pay me is that after I say something, they remember it. I’ll go over a piece of copy until I’ve gotten the essence of what the writer had in mind – every nuance.
Casey Kasem
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means.
Clarence Darrow
Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.
William Feather
The best compliment we ever got on 'Clone Wars' was a p

The best compliment we ever got on ‘Clone Wars’ was a parent coming up and telling me that it was something they could watch with their kids. I really love that.
Dave Filoni
I enjoy trying to figure out the best way to compliment the picture and not overpower it.
David Duchovny
The biggest compliment that I receive is when other black folks come up to me and say, ‘You changed the way that I thought about Chris Darden.’
Sterling K. Brown
Good, bad mediocre or whatever it is, if a director wants me in his movie, I take it as a compliment.
Scott Caan
I’ve been sampled so much and I’m glad it’s happened, it’s a great compliment.
Roy Ayers
I will tell you that when I was heavy, people would say to me – and it was such a backhanded compliment – they would say, ‘You’ve got such a beautiful face,’ in the way of, like, ‘Oh, isn’t it a shame that from the neck down you’re questionable.’
Kate Winslet
Well, I guess this sex symbol stuff is a nice compliment, but I don’t walk around thinking of myself as a sex symbol.
Eddie Rabbitt
The best compliment for a director is that an audience hates their films.
Udo Kier
‘Pretty Lady’ is the conversation piece where you just need to compliment your lady. If you are in a club setting, and you just been eyeing a beautiful woman, this song came from me trying to compliment women and them turning their face up at me.
Raheem DeVaughn
It is often said of me – some intend it as a compliment, others as a complaint – that I write about a single subject: the Holocaust. I have no quarrel with that. Why shouldn’t I accept, with certain qualifications, the place assigned to me on the shelves of libraries?
Imre Kertesz
I am the model middle child. I am patient and I like to take care of everyone. Being called nice is a compliment. It’s not a boring way to describe me.
Jennifer Garner
My whole life story is kind of a backhanded compliment.
Tori Spelling
Obviously, you want to wear the whites. If someone calls you a Test player, there is no bigger compliment.
Yuzvendra Chahal
Players very widely disagree with me about what’s hard and what’s easy. and in a way, ‘I won, but it was a fight’ is the best compliment a game can receive.
Graham Nelson
I’m not easily offended so whether it be a compliment or a derogatory comment, it really doesn’t bother me.
Kelvin Fletcher
It’s been amazing to watch, because for ‘Thor’, which was always a mid-selling book, to be in the top ten for every single issue since the reboot is just a great compliment.
J. Michael Straczynski
I like other people to talk about me. I’ll admit if I do well or not after a game. I just don’t want to compliment myself.
Nikola Vucevic
The more words I learned, the more I started to verbalize my feelings. Whenever my mom or dad would compliment me by saying something like ‘Good boy,’ I’d immediately correct them. ‘No. Good girl.’
Jazz Jennings
It’s a massive compliment to me to be known in Asia because Asia is the way forward in football, along with the Middle East. I believe that strongly.
Timothy F. Cahill
I’ve noticed though that people will always assume you are the character you last played. I guess it’s a compliment to playing your character convincingly.
Lisa Haydon
I guess that is a good compliment for an actor for people to hate you wherever you go.
Tom Verica
The compliment that I like more than anything is when my family tells me I’m the same Ryan. I never want to become a celeb who forgets about anybody or has a big head about himself.
Ryan Guzman
I have blue eyes, and before I knew anything about fashion – I’m talking about the second grade – I learned I would get a compliment if I wore a blue shirt.
B. J. Novak
When people compliment me, I don’t put much meaning into them, but when they say bad things, I take them too seriously. I try to fix this mentality, but it’s hard.
Park Bo-young
Comfort is important. I wanna put jeans on and kind of forget about them unless someone is giving me a compliment on how they look. You don’t want to be fussing all day, especially as a working woman or a mom running around with kids.
La La Anthony
Everyone knows that a compliment goes a very long way, and you never know what someone’s going through in their life – giving them a compliment might mean the world to them.
Gigi Gorgeous
When grace happens, we receive not a nice compliment from God but a new heart. Give your heart to Christ, and he returns the favor.
Max Lucado
It feels great when young mothers compliment me and ask me how I lost weight.
Divya Khosla Kumar
‘Populism’ is a compliment to me. We envision a different Europe where every E.U. country should have the freedom to decide its own economic policies.
Matteo Salvini
Actually, I take it as a compliment. Diva is a derivative of divine. That’s quite a title to carry around.
Calista Flockhart
I remember once doing a gig in Ireland, and there was a woman jumping around and screaming, ‘I don’t know what this is but I love it!’ I thought that was a nice compliment.
Imelda May
I compliment President Obama on having these summits ea

I compliment President Obama on having these summits each year in Washington in which people have talked about ridding the world of materials of mass destruction.
Richard Lugar
Always compliment someone if you can, I think.
Lady Amelia Windsor
I love ‘hearing a person’s face’ in their music. I’ve been told by fans that they can tell when I’m smiling or feeling mischievous in my voice – that’s a huge compliment.
Alissa White-Gluz
What sort of person you grow into should not be achieved by default, and often that’s exactly what happens to kids. I see literature as a method of guidance, information, and contemplation, and consider it the greatest compliment possible when a reader tells me that a book of mine really made him/her think.
Wendelin Van Draanen
Napster is great so long as they put out tracks on there that have been officially released. I don’t really mind people downloading my music; I also see it as a compliment. And if you are a real music lover, you want to have the original CD anyway ’cause then you feel more connected to the artist.
Tiesto
Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I’m on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that’s great.
Lisa Leslie
The greatest compliment is I am accused of being a Dem leftie and a Republican righty. I am a pragmatist. I call it as I see it.
Peter Navarro
If you set the attractiveness bar really low, people have to compliment you on your looks when they meet you in person. I’m pretty much a genius. I’m actually applying to work at the Genius Bar based on this trick.
Megan Amram
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
My skin still crawls if you call me a movie star. I get embarrassed. I think, don’t be ridiculous. Maybe it’s because I’m British. To me, Julia Roberts that’s a movie star. But when people do call me one, that, I think, is an enormous compliment but, my God, is that a responsibility!
Kate Winslet
One critic called me nothing but a blues singer, as though that was a slight. That is the highest compliment there is.
Gregory Porter
The biggest compliment I get is when someone tells me, ‘You’re so real.’ Even if my journey isn’t exactly like theirs.
Tamron Hall
Whenever a man’s friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
Washington Irving
Over the years, more than one reviewer has described my fantasy series, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, as historical fiction about history that never happened, flavoured with a dash of sorcery and spiced with dragons. I take that as a compliment.
George R. R. Martin
The world have payed too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
Henry Fielding
I don’t know why, but it means a lot to get a compliment from a woman.
Marisa Miller
If we’re compared to Metallica, the greatest metal band in the world, I think that’s actually a pretty damn good compliment.
Johnny Christ
I have readers everywhere: from a radiologist who decides to compliment me on my writing while inserting a probe to check my ovaries to 80-year-olds who send me emails. And, of course, women my age everywhere.
Twinkle Khanna
By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.
Samuel Johnson
And I know the risks of changing captaincy midway through a season. At Derby, it was a great compliment when Paul Jewell handed me the armband, and I was made captain of my fourth Premier League club, but it was awkward for Matt Oakley, who had it taken away from him.
Robbie Savage
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life.
Joyce Brothers
It’s a great compliment to be compared to Michael Jackson, but people are starting to realize now that I’m just me, and that’s all I want to to be.
Tevin Campbell
My first interaction with Vidya Balan was inside her vanity van and I was dressed up in my character. As I stepped into her van, she looked at me and screamed. That was like a compliment for me.
Chunky Pandey
It’s a huge compliment to be seen as a dramatic actress and not just a comic actress.
Ruth Jones
I received many compliments for my work as Kavya. The best compliment is when people tell me that they learn from my character and love the way Kavya reacts to every situation, how real she is and how she stands tall all by herself.
Madalsa Sharma
I’ve met kids right out of the Olympics who tell me they can’t wait to be introduced by me. After a fight, fighters say, ‘Being introduced by you, what a thrill.’ That’s probably the best compliment I can get.
Michael Buffer
It’s a big compliment that so many people want to see me. For them, it’s all about football. That’s what they remember about me.
George Best
Sometimes being a survivor is the greatest compliment you can get in Hollywood.
Dean Jones
The greatest compliment a coach can get from another coach around the league is, ‘Hey, your guys play hard. They’re tough.’
Sean McDermott
Well, you know, the best compliment I’ve ever gotten from a coworker is Anna Drezen, who is a longtime friend of mine from college, which she was like – one day she turned to me and she said, you know, Bowen, you make video games seem accessible or you make it seem – you make them seem less esoteric or whatever she said.
Bowen Yang
When a little kid comes up to me and asks for an autograph, that’s the most amazing compliment I can even imagine.
Bruce Buffer
People don't usually compliment your character.

People don’t usually compliment your character.
Taylor Swift
If you take it as a compliment that you don’t look your age, then you’re really shooting yourself in the foot.
Frances McDormand
When I was part of McGregor’s sparring camp, I struggled to find words to compliment him; I knew he couldn’t fight from the first moment we sparred. It’s very hard to find nice things to say about his skills. Perhaps his best attribute is his intensity, but he has to do it cleanly.
Paulie Malignaggi
Truth is simply a compliment paid to sentences seen to be paying their way.
Richard Rorty
My style of songwriting is influenced by cinema. I’m a frustrated filmmaker. A fan once said to me, ‘Girl, you make me see pictures in my head!’ and I took that as a great compliment. That’s exactly my intention.
Joni Mitchell
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
Samuel Butler
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
Wayne Gretzky
People always say to me, ‘You have such a clearly defined sense of style,’ and when I hear it, I get crazed, because what I hear – and I know they mean it as a compliment – is that I have such a narrow vision that I can’t get out of it.
Stanley Donen
When a director you admire says that he wants to work with you, it’s always a compliment, very good for your ego.
Lea Seydoux
I’ll downplay myself before I compliment myself.
Johny Hendricks
I take it as a compliment to be compared with a legend like Kishore Kumar.
Kumar Sanu
People compliment me and if I ignore them, it doesn’t mean I’m rude. It just means I’m embarrassed.
Lisa Stansfield
When ‘Mardaani’ came out, one of the great compliments was that we hated the character but we loved the guy. So that was a great compliment to get, especially from female fans.
Tahir Raj Bhasin
‘Longmire’ is more of a show about the characters, and you couldn’t pay a bigger compliment than to want to know more about my character, or the characters on the show.
Bailey Chase
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau
Kurt Vonnegut said, ‘The best of Bob and Ray is virtually indistinguishable from the worst.’ I’m sure he meant that as a compliment.
Bob Elliott
I take the fact that people cast me more in negative roles as a compliment.
Vatsal Sheth
The media has been nice to me so far, but if I get compared to Channing one more time… I’m taking it as a compliment, but it is crazy how many times people have compared me to him. I don’t know if ‘Magic Mike’ is in my future, but we’ll see.
Ryan Guzman
People still come to me and compliment me on ‘Bobby.’
Dimple Kapadia
Being called a conscious rapper is quite a compliment. It’s a great thing to be. But as an artist, my nature is to not be in a box.
Talib Kweli
I am suggesting that as we go through life, we ‘accentuate the positive.’ I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was.
Jackson Pollock
Being embraced by the British people is a beautiful compliment for me. It feels very special.
John Grant
When we came out with ‘Lazy Sunday,’ the greatest compliment I heard was that Questlove had it on his iPod.
Jorma Taccone
Calling a show a ‘guilty pleasure’ is like saying ‘I’m embarrassed to say I watch it but I can’t stop.’ That’s not a compliment.
Shonda Rhimes
Tell me I’m beautiful, it’s nothing. Tell me I’m intellectual – I know it. Tell me I’m funny, and it’s the greatest compliment in the world anyone could give me.
Julie Newmar
I used to get these reviews in American newspapers saying that they didn’t understand what my lyrics were about. I saw that as a compliment. That’s exactly what English songwriters should be doing!
Gilbert O’Sullivan
My voice has definitely been my plus point and many compliment me for the power of my vocal chords.
Nizhalgal Ravi
I love Penelope Cruz and Tilda Swinton, and I love Marisa Tomei. I feel like I get compared to her a lot, which I think is the biggest compliment, because she’s incredible. Debi Mazar I get a lot, and I love her, because I feel like we have similar stories. New York, club kid, just a complete train wreck, very independent.
Julia Fox
As a designer, when someone wears my clothes, the biggest compliment I can receive is that the woman looks amazing because my designs have flattered her, not taken over her. I take that philosophy to heart myself each morning when I am getting ready for the day.
L’Wren Scott
Everyone thinks they went to high school with me. I take it as a compliment that I look different in every role.
Carrie Preston
I think calling someone a character is a compliment.

I think calling someone a character is a compliment.
Errol Morris
When a man makes a woman his wife, it’s the highest compliment he can pay her, and it’s usually the last.
Helen Rowland
It comes to a point where a lot of people don’t know if I’m a man or a woman. I find it quite a compliment.
Divine
If there are people who admire us and what we do, that’s a huge compliment. As long as it doesn’t get too crazy.
Dusty Hill
I compliment Kramer perfectly. We both put in a lot of legwork, win many balls, and we’re comfortable with the ball at our feet. We also talk a lot both off and on the pitch.
Granit Xhaka
For me it’s a compliment, playing baddie characters. I take it as a compliment.
Ben Mendelsohn
I have to tell you, you can’t have an ego when you’re an actor. A lot of actors have them, but in reality most of those people are just sensitive artists dying for a hug and a compliment.
Josh Brolin
A few people have called me the U.K.’s Kylie Jenner, which is a big compliment.
Megan McKenna
It’s not annoying to get a compliment.
Harris Faulkner
My favourite compliment now is that people are talking about my acting, my craft – not my torso.
Ricky Whittle
I went to my boss, and I said, ‘Look, I’d like to design these ties because I think they could be new.’ He said, ‘The world isn’t ready for Ralph Lauren.’ I never forgot that because… I thought that was a compliment.
Ralph Lauren
The best compliment came from Knopf’s Sonny Mehta. We were at lunch in New York with my editor, Gary Fisketjon, it was my first time meeting Sonny, and after ordering our food, he turned to me and said, ‘Adam, I read ‘Mr. Peanut’ in two days; every page surprised me, and that, I can assure you, doesn’t happen often.’
Adam Ross
I think it’s his perception of knowing how to make a record build, keeping the integrity of the song in the music and really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment my voice and to compliment the song.
Deborah Cox
I’ve been cast as myself so many times, I guess I should catch on and figure out if it’s a compliment.
Richard Belzer
I have always been considered to be the most German among Italian economists, which I always received as a compliment, but was rarely meant to be one.
Mario Monti
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 greatest compliment I get about my writing is when people say, ‘How did you know so much about me?’ And of course, the answer is very simple: ‘I just observed myself without sentimentality.’
Alain de Botton
That was the biggest compliment that I can receive – making somebody wonder whether they have the problem, rather than what my problem is.
Aldous Harding
I guarantee that if you ask anyone who is guarding me, they won’t say I’m taking plays off. It’s actually a compliment to me that I make the game look that easy, where people think I don’t play that hard.
Markelle Fultz
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
Mark Twain
That’s a very nice compliment, for somebody to be described as having grit, having some gravel in the gut.
Jim Harbaugh
You can call me a pain. I’ll accept that as a compliment.
Darrell Issa
If people really want to know whether I am a woman or transsexual, I take it as a compliment. It means I’m doing my job well.
Conchita Wurst
I am very happy when people write that they have worn out my books, or that they are held together by Scotch tape. I consider that the ultimate compliment.
Richard Scarry
If tomorrow all of America were to become paternalistic, we would beat the Japanese every day of the week. I think that the concept of accusing someone of running a paternalistic company, that’s not an accusation. One should compliment someone on that.
Leonard Lauder
It’s something I take a lot of pride in, that people compliment me and hold me in high regard.
Julius Peppers
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
George Eliot
I think the best compliment you can receive is not, ‘Oh, that was really funny,’ but, ‘Is that the first time you said that?’ It’s something that you’ve said a thousand times, but if somebody says to you, ‘Oh my God, is that the first time you’ve done that?’ you know that performance was where you wanted it.
Erik Griffin
It’s such a huge honor and compliment when someone tells me I’m their hero… but, why me?
Michelle McCool
People pay far too much attention to the television and they’re quite literal in some ways. At the beginning, when I was playing very stupid characters, I think people genuinely thought I was possibly quite dim-witted myself, which is a compliment in some ways, as I must have been doing my job very well.
Ardal O’Hanlon
I was really touched when I reached the sets of ‘Padmaavat’ and I greeted Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He hugged me, held my hand high and told everyone, ‘Razasaab is with us again. I cannot think of a film without Razasaab!’ That was such a big compliment for me.
Raza Murad
I have no time for women who don't support other women.

I have no time for women who don’t support other women. It’s the ultimate compliment when a woman tells you that you look good.
Victoria Beckham
It’s a compliment that people think that I’m a good player. I remember when people didn’t think I was good. And I remember being a rookie coming into the league with a big chip on my shoulder trying to prove myself.
Clint Dempsey
It’s really the tone that people use to convey things sometimes that can either become a compliment or an insult. It’s not always what you are saying, it’s about how you say it.
Dia Mirza
The best compliment we ever got about the show was from a Korean veteran who was unable to talk about his war experience with his wife until ‘M*A*S*H.’ While watching the show, he was able to lean over to his wife and say, ‘See, honey, that’s the way it was.’
Gary Burghoff
As a horn player, the greatest compliment one can get is when a person comes to you and says, ‘I heard this saxophone on the radio the other day and I knew it was you. I don’t know the song, but I know it was you on sax.’
Clarence Clemons
In all unmerciful actions, the worst of men pay this compliment at least to humanity, as to endeavour to wear as much of the appearance of it, as the case will well let them.
Laurence Sterne
I think it’s a huge compliment from the younger guys understanding what I did for the game and wanting to represent me by wearing my shoes.
Penny Hardaway
Even when my grandparents compliment me, I don’t like when they do that.
DeAndre Yedlin
For me, it’s a compliment to be compared with Marilyn, the unforgettable actress, the most beautiful one of all. But, curves aside, we have very little in common.
Eva Herzigova
That’s the greatest compliment I can get: when somebody from Key West says, ‘Hey, Bubba.’ That means I’m in!
Frank Deford
Whether it’s an innate ability or an acquired way of regarding the world around us, being labeled as funny can only be accepted as a compliment.
Alan Zweibel
You find a lot of ideas from my shows in adverts now. I find it a compliment.
Alexander McQueen
As an actor, the biggest compliment you can get, in my book is for someone to believe that you’re the character.
Matt LeBlanc
I’m definitely influenced by the music. We dance to music, and you have to listen to it and phrase your dancing and movement in a certain way to compliment the music. We have to work hand in hand, the dancer and the music.
Misty Copeland