RUMOR QUOTES

quotations about rumors

Rumors quote

Always remember ... rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.

ZIAD K. ABDELNOUR, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

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People who spread rumors are like walking infections. The lying words from their mouths spread like disease from person to person. The only way to stop the disease is to keep your mouth shut.

JOYCE HANSEN, One True Friend

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I like rumors. I find out so much about me that I didn't even know!

ANONYMOUS

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There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

OSCAR WILDE, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Rumors are mostly a projection of the individual who started them.

ROYA R. RAD, Therapy Dialogue

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I have a strict policy. I will not and do not publicize unsubstantiated rumors about anyone -- unless they're very funny.

JIMMY KIMMEL, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, November 2, 2011

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Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.

ANONYMOUS

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Rumors are the oldest form of mass media.

JEAN-NOEL KAPFERER, Rumors: Uses, Interpretations, and Images

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Rumors are like songbirds; they sound filling but make a poor feast.

W. MICHAEL GEAR & KATHLEEN O'NEAL GEAR, People of the Nightland

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Those who feed on rumors are small, suspicious souls.

CHARLES R. SWINDOLL, Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life

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Ironically, just repeating rumors that you're trying to debunk may in fact reinforce those rumors. Those individuals who accept a rumor as true may in fact become more certain of their false beliefs the more it's repeated, doubling down if there's new sources of information that either supports or denies it.

ADAM J. BERINSKY, "This is how you stop fake news", Washington Post, March 28, 2017

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Rumors generally grow deformed as they travel.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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Serious misfortunes, originating in misrepresentation, frequently flow and spread before they can be dissipated by truth.

GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to John Jay, May 8, 1796

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Rumors are like ripples in a cornfield. They are ephemeral, but they do indicate which way the wind is blowing.

SUSAN J. PALMER, Aliens Adored

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Rumors are seen as crimes committed by third parties. They are perfect crimes and leave not the slightest trace and require no weapons whatsoever--the defense is left without a leg to stand on.

JEAN-NOEL KAPFERER, Rumors: Uses, Interpretations, and Images

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Be hospitable to rumors, for however grotesque they are, they always have some reason for existence.

CHRISTOPHER MORLEY, "As To Rumors", Mince Pie: Adventures on the Sunny Side of Grub Street

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Buy the rumor, sell the fact.

BOB WISNER, Farmer's Digest, 1976

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Rumors are like homeless orphans hunting for shelter. They adapt themselves to fit any promising circumstance.

STEPHEN J. CANNELL, Riding the Snake

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Rumors are like mushrooms; they grow best in the dark.

DIANE HUDSON & JAN SIMON, Reach Your Career Dreams

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Rumors are like matter. They can't be destroyed.

JOHN C. MOWEN, Consumer Behavior

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