Top 60 Phony Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Phony Quotes from famous people such as MC Ren, Dwayne Johnson, Maddie Marlow, Charles R. Swindoll, Camille Paglia, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

What Jazzy Jeff and rappers like him talk about is phon

What Jazzy Jeff and rappers like him talk about is phony stuff. They’re not into street raps, into telling what’s really happening out there. They’re talking about what the white world and the white kids can identity with.
MC Ren
Some of the kids in school used to call my father a fake or a phony. That kind of thing brought on a few fights.
Dwayne Johnson
Country fans can sniff out phony from a mile away.
Maddie Marlow
I let people see the cracks in my life. We can’t be phony. We’ve got to keep it real.
Charles R. Swindoll
I despise the phony, fancy-pants rhetoric of professors aping jargon-filled European locutions – which have blighted academic film criticism for over 30 years.
Camille Paglia
In 1995, I was diagnosed with cancer, and I had to practice what I preached. I had always said to ‘believe in God’ and ‘don’t give up’ to little kids who had been diagnosed with cancer. I then thought if I can’t call on that same God and same strength that I told people about, I would be a liar and a phony.
Mr. T
Are there memories left that are safe from the clutches of phony anniversaries?
Pope Paul VI
The Democrats have concocted this whole phony ‘war on women’ narrative simply to mask their dreadful record on the economy and jobs.
Wendy Long
I’m not different for the sake of being different, only for the desperate sake of being myself. I can’t join your gang: you’d think I was a phony and I’d know it.
Vivian Stanshall
A placebo is a phony cure that works. This is very hard for the medical profession to get their teeth around because they hate placebos, but scientifically, placebos work in about 30% of cases that are psychogenic diseases.
Charles Jencks
Managers who don’t lead are quite discouraging, but leaders who don’t manage don’t know what’s going on. It’s a phony separation that people are making between the two.
Henry Mintzberg
I’m just happy I’m not a phony.
Mike Tyson
When you have a star, he becomes the focus of a variety show, and he has to take himself seriously. But with Super Dave, it’s all phony anyway.
Bob Einstein
I was really into films when I was younger, but I feel like a bit of a phony sometimes – I started acting because I didn’t know what else to do. I filled in all these university application forms and honestly didn’t want to do any of the courses.
Aidan Turner
I cannot be phony.
The Iron Sheik
The moment you sense someone is making something because they think people are gonna buy it or like it, it’s just so phony! The public has a nose for phony like nobody else.
Zooey Deschanel
The Voting Rights Act was a seminal victory for our country and a great healing moment. But there are some who want to continue to drive divisions and create phony narratives.
John Cornyn
Commercials were too phony for me. I just didn’t like selling products I didn’t believe in.
River Phoenix
Mitt Romney – he had a Rock Hudson thing going, shoeblack hair and a well-hung resume, but even for a shameless, position-shifting phony he seemed a trifle insincere.
James Wolcott
There is something about a phony that creeps me out so much.
Jennifer Coolidge
I grew up when people seemed actually to be hurting themselves for their art. Of course, some of it was phony.
Barry Hannah
With George Clooney, the distinctive quality is a unique kind of American phoniness – charming because it’s aware of itself as phony. It’s as old as old Huck Finn, but, in our age, it has migrated from the fringes to the center.
Rich Cohen
The studio rented a house for my wife in Los Angeles under a phony name to keep reporters away. Whenever I wanted to visit her and my children, I would have to sneak in the back door after dark.
Max von Sydow
When you’re riding around with the fellas, you want to listen to something real masculine, like ‘Boyz-in-the-Hood.’ How would it look riding around and listening to something wimpy like ‘I Need Love’ or that phony stuff Jazzy Jeff does?
MC Ren
I need a little more ‘Jersey Shore’ in me, I guess. It’s just not who I am. It would almost be phony at this point.
Frankie Edgar
I am not fond of lengthy descriptions of phony artworks.
Rachel Kushner
One of Obama’s most impressive attributes is his quiet confidence: Voters sense that he is comfortable in his own skin, a dedicated father and friend who won’t waste time with the phony rituals of Washington.
Ron Fournier
As a young man… you don’t know anything about yourself. And add on to that, you’re on the cover of magazines. People are interviewing you about what you think. You feel like a real phony.
Ethan Hawke
Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.
Mitt Romney
If you don’t know how to hold a board, you’re going to look phony. That’s was the biggest pressure for me was to have that respect and to look up to that.
John Robinson
To be honest, I’m really into folk music, and I love Big Phony. I like Priscilla Ahn, and yeah, I really support Asian-American artists.
Justin Chon
Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you'll fin

Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you’ll find the real tinsel underneath.
Oscar Levant
I do think that young children can spot a phony a mile away.
Fred Rogers
I think Rachel Maddow is quite good at what she does. I also think she’s a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.
Alec Baldwin
That’s what’s really bothering me about Trump is the hypocrisy, because when Trump was a candidate, and he got elected – because, by and large, he told the truth about the phony nature of the recovery.
Peter Schiff
My father was Donald Trump in many ways. His narcissism. I grew up with that generation of guys from New York, a generation of New York phony snake-oil-salesmen kind of energy.
Randy Rainbow
I worked for seven years doing computer graphics to pay my way through graduate school – I have no romance with computer work. There’s no amount of phony graphics and things making sound effects on the screen that can change that.
Greg Mottola
I don’t even like wrestling really small guys a lot of the time. It just feels phony.
Eli Drake
I look for the dark story, where something secret was done. I read and read and pick up the trail of a true story. I use nothing but true stories. They are so much better than phony ones.
Alan Furst
Learn your instrument. Be honest. Don’t do anything phony. There is so much crap floating around. There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing.
Christine McVie
The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn’t care about his people is one who pretends to care. People can spot a phony every time.
Jimmy Johnson
I think the best wrestling always needs to pretend to be real, and Vince Russo’s wrestling is so pathetically far-fetched and phony that I think he does a disservice to his wrestlers and the business.
Bret Hart
People can see through a phony.
Cris Collinsworth
I’m a lot of things but not a liar or a phony, even when I know it’s in my best interest to be.
Carole Radziwill
If you’re looking for the phony in American politics, you could do worse than follow the money.
Ben Fountain
I know this sounds phony, but I don’t start out on a project going, ‘I’m going to make an emotional work,’ you know what I mean? You try to tell the story directly and honestly and with passion.
James Gray
If somebody doesn’t have enough judgment to be able to look at plastic surgery and realize how phony it is, then they can’t be helped.
Brian Austin Green
You don’t want to come in and be phony and be someone you’re not.
Jimmy Garoppolo
Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.
Oscar Levant
My job is to not take for granted when somebody says, ‘Oh, this is all just a made-up, phony scandal,’ or, ‘What this person did put the U.S. government at risk.’
Jake Tapper
Men get together, and they complain about their wives because it’s what they feel they’re supposed to do. It’s as phony as your frat-buddy’s stupid tribal tattoos, and everybody knows it.
Steven Crowder
Politicians make phony promises all the time that they can’t deliver.
Larry Hogan
Whenever you have a character in which one of his defining qualities is his sexuality, it’s always challenging, because you don’t want to bring in someone who’s going to play that in a phony way.
Nelsan Ellis
Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools.
Don Henley
I hated L.A., so spread out, so phony. It’s like Vegas. It isn’t real.
Anne Murray
I find when most people are offended, it’s phony. It’s an attention-seeking device. So I love to call them out on it from stage.
Jim Norton
Instead of sounding pretentious, phony, or repetitive, I’d rather not speak.
Sushant Singh Rajput
You’ve got to be yourself, and if you’re not, you’re a phony. It comes shining through if you’re not careful.
Jack Harbaugh
In Sweden, stardom is looked upon as phony. You walk to the theater every day like everybody else.
Lena Olin
Younger viewers have a very strong detector for what’s real and legit and what’s phony or pandering.
Ari Melber