Criss Jami Quotes

American poet, essayist, existentialist philosopher, songwriter, and the creator/designer of Killosopher Apparel.

There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn’t even have to matter what they’re laughing about.
– Criss Jami

The common man prays, ‘I want a cookie right now!’ And God responds, ‘If you’d listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies’.
– Criss Jami

In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.
– Criss Jami

Feel what it’s like to truly starve, and I guarantee that you’ll forever think twice before wasting food.
– Criss Jami

The thing about stereotyping is it’s usually just throwing rocks into a crowd hoping to hit somebody who deserves it.
– Criss Jami

When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title.
– Criss Jami

If only we were all better educated. If then, higher education would at last be a journey for skill and knowledge rather than for power and status.
– Criss Jami

Any halfway clever devil would decorate the highway to Hell as beautiful as possible.
– Criss Jami

You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won’t do a thing unless you believe it yourself.
– Criss Jami

Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.
– Criss Jami

Imagination doesn’t always make you long for what you cannot have, but rather thrive in what you do not have.
– Criss Jami

Great minds think alike because a greater Mind is thinking through them.
– Criss Jami

Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.
– Criss Jami

To love without need or without expectation of restitution, that is how we ought to love.
– Criss Jami

Whenever we want to combat our enemies, first and foremost we must start by understanding them rather than exaggerating their motives.
– Criss Jami

Learning isn’t acquiring knowledge so much as it is trimming information that has already been acquired.
– Criss Jami

Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one did not study for his exam does not mean that he should leave it blank.
– Criss Jami

Never rebel for the sake of rebelling, but always rebel for the sake of truth.
– Criss Jami

Any fool can do something cool and look cool, but it takes skill to make something uncool cool again.
– Criss Jami

Confidence turns into pride only when you are in denial of your mistakes.
– Criss Jami

Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.
– Criss Jami

If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place.
– Criss Jami

Love may be harder to find in some people, but when they do love you know it must be something marvelous.
– Criss Jami

Don’t change your mind just because people are offended; change your mind if you’re wrong.
– Criss Jami

I would rather be an artist than a leader. Ironically, a leader has to follow the rules.
– Criss Jami

When you have wit of your own, it’s a pleasure to credit other people for theirs.
– Criss Jami

Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.
– Criss Jami

Everyone has a sense of humor. If you don’t laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions.
– Criss Jami

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.
– Criss Jami

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.
– Criss Jami

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