Top 493 Honest Quotes

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“I mean, I’ve never really had much security, to be honest.”

― Aaron Paul

“I prefer to be out of the spotlight, to be honest. I’ve always been that kind of personality.”

― AB de Villiers

“Nothing comes close to the IPL, to be honest.”

― AB de Villiers

“To be honest, I enjoy all different types of films and experiences.”

― Abbie Cornish

“I’ll be honest. After I got married, I definitely had a shift in emotional devotion.”

― Abby Wambach

“To be honest, if I was going to have any kind of fantasy, be it left-wing or otherwise, it wouldn’t involve Margaret Thatcher.”

― Abi Morgan

“I like books. I read a lot, to be honest.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“At least I can say that I’m honest.”

― Adam Lambert

“I think, as a filmmaker, it’s important to be honest with yourself at all times in terms of what’s working and what’s not.”

― Adam Wingard

“I don’t really watch a lot of TV, to be honest. I’m more of a movie girl, or I Netflix stuff.”

― Adelaide Kane

“Rejection should ignite soul-searching, and the soul-searching must be absolutely honest.”

― Adena Friedman

“Some investors may grumble about entrepreneurs wanting ‘unicorn valuations.’ But let’s be honest: most investors want them, too, and are supporting the massive capitalization of these companies.”

― Aileen Lee

“I work with tiny companies, so I don’t really live in unicorn world, to be honest.”

― Aileen Lee

“I want to be honest about my faith, but not preachy, for my viewers and my readers.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“Comedy is ugly. It’s honest, it’s raw.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I’ll be honest: I’ve never wanted to do anything other than perform.”

― Aisling Bea

“I think one can be more honest in fiction than in a memoir.”

― Akhil Sharma

“I don’t watch a lot of TV, to be honest. With three kids I have my hands full.”

― Alan Shearer

“One of the commitments I made to myself when I decided to write a book was to be brutally honest, particularly about myself.”

― Alana Stewart

“To be honest, you go to a bat mitzvah in Los Angeles, and you can count on at least a few industry people to be there.”

― Alden Ehrenreich

“For the actors, the talent is to serve the demands that I ask of them, to do it with naturality and truth, and to be honest when we were terrified.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“As the camera, I try to subordinate every word to be truthful and honest to each character’s context.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“I am an honest artist.”

― Alejandro Jodorowsky

“To be honest, ‘Doctor Who’ fans are a mixture of crazies plus solid citizens, but they’re relentless.”

― Alex Kingston

“I’m not really one for collaborations, to be quite honest.”

― Alex Turner

“I’ve been very honest with the press. The only thing I have ever had done is my nose.”

― Alexa Ray Joel

“I tried to be honest and fair, helped the talented and those in need.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“An honest man’s the noblest work of God.”

― Alexander Pope

“If we have authentic, honest, earthy materials in our houses, we’ll be more authentic, honest and natural.”

― Alexandra Stoddard

“My grandfather was a civil servant. He was honest, so it would be unfair to say we enjoyed the perils of richness.”

― Ali Fazal

“Every fight, honest to say, in this division, at this level, is a toss-up. It’s a 50-50 chance.”

― Alistair Overeem

“I’m not the only one that’s joined in the Maro Itoje song, to be honest with you!”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“Sometimes I think I’ve been too honest, and other times, too explicit.”

― Amanda Eliasch

“To be quite honest, the joyful relief of the publication of my book was short-lived.”

― Amanda Knox

“I don’t really want to control anyone, to be honest.”

― Amber Valletta

“I’m not afraid to be bluntly honest in my songs, even if it means I’m discovering things about myself that I’d rather not.”

― Amos Lee

“To be honest, I know that a lot of Asian parents are secretly shocked and horrified by many aspects of Western parenting.”

― Amy Chua

“If we’re going to have standards in schools, let’s be honest and have standards.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“To be honest, I think kids have got a lot more going on than adults. They’ve got their heads screwed on a lot better.”

― Amy Winehouse

“There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.”

― Anatole France

“My whole goal is to be honest and sincere with the music I’m making.”

― Anderson East

“If people are honest, they’ll admit that I do have a fan base.”

― Andre Ward

“Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.”

― Andrew Johnson

“To be honest, I think bananas are a pathetic fruit.”

― Andy Murray

“Tupac was real and honest about every question I asked.”

― Angie Martinez

“I’ve had a lot of plastic surgery, and I’m completely honest about it.”

― Anitta

“I didn’t write a ton before ‘After,’ to be honest.”

― Anna Todd

“To be really honest, I don’t love the gym.”

― Anna Torv

“You have to be so honest in comedy.”

― Annaleigh Ashford

“I’m always honest, whether I’m in the limelight or not.”

― Anne Heche

“I’m not that big of a reader, to be honest.”

― Ansel Elgort

“Ben Carson is an incredibly honest guy.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“A good, hard-hitting dissent keeps you honest.”

― Antonin Scalia

“His head was full of larceny, but his feet were honest.”

― Arthur Baer

“I have to be honest with you: I’m a huge fan of Conan O’Brien.”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“I don’t look too far ahead, to be honest.”

― Ashley Cole

“What’s the point of a song if you can’t be honest?”

― Ashley Monroe

“All I want is good, honest, loyal friends.”

― Aviv Nevo

“The violation of press freedoms has been egregious under this administration, even as the press fetes President Obama as an honest and effective commander-in-chief.”

― Ben Shapiro

“Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience.”

― Benjamin N. Cardozo

“Let’s be honest, dental care in America is extremely expensive, period.”

― Bernie Sanders

“I don’t want to lie to my subscribers, so I’m really honest about my reviews and stuff.”

― Bethany Mota

“Like most other states, Illinois has little regulation of the economic interests of legislators and relies on public disclosure to keep the lawmaking honest.”

― Bill Dedman

“Let’s be honest: I’m an athlete, not an entertainer as much.”

― Bill Goldberg

“To be honest, I don’t know how comedy works.”

― Bill Hader

“There are honest journalists like there are honest politicians – they stay bought.”

― Bill Moyers

“The goal of higher education should be to champion the airing of all honest viewpoints. Nothing less is acceptable.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“One of the key elements is the ability to be honest with yourself.”

― Bill Toomey

“Nothing really scares me, to be honest.”

― Billie Eilish

“My theory is this; I’m not a political songwriter. I’m an honest songwriter.”

― Billy Bragg

“I’m a really honest person.”

― Billy Corgan

“I get highs, to be totally honest, in second-hand shops. My hunting instinct, I expect, really kicks in.”

― Bjork

“I’m an honest person. I’ve nothing to hide.”

― Blackbear

“Barack Obama and I have an honest disagreement on the issue of abortion.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“When you criticize grown men, it’s a lot easier. They make millions of dollars. They should be able to handle it, especially if you do it in a truthful manner… I’m sure it stings, but my whole objective is to be honest.”

― Booger McFarland

“I don’t wash my hair that often, to be honest.”

― Borns

“I’m being honest, I say what I think.”

― Boy George

“To be honest, I wasn’t the best stand-up comic.”

― Bradley Walsh

“I’m not really a computer man, to be honest. I check my emails every couple of weeks.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“I’m as honest as I can possibly be when I write.”

― Brantley Gilbert

“Andrew Gurland is so precise and, again, such an amazing writer, but then he’s also really honest with himself and what he is seeing.”

― Brett Gelman

“John McEnroe is the most honest and real person I have ever interviewed.”

― Brian Kilmeade

“Being so honest in my writing is cathartic.”

― Brian Molko

“Honest hearts produce honest actions.”

― Brigham Young

“My children keep me real and keep me honest.”

― Brooke Burke

“I’m an honest person.”

― Brooke Hogan

“I’m an honest guy.”

― Calvin Johnson

“I don’t like exercising; I’ll be honest with you.”

― Camila Alves

“To be honest, the real money is in merchandising and performances.”

― Cam’ron

“As candidates and elected officials, we have an obligation to be honest.”

― Cary Kennedy

“I never really look too far ahead, to be honest.”

― Casey Stoner

“My husband keeps me really honest.”

― Cate Blanchett

“The best strips are the most honest. That’s just the truth of it.”

― Cathy Guisewite

“To be honest, I’m not that much of a reader of Korean fiction, since so little is translated.”

― Chang-Rae Lee

“To be honest, I’m not as goal oriented and ambitious as I once was.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“I think you have an obligation to be honest.”

― Charles Barkley

“My quilting is dookie. All needlepoint-related things I should do better on, being honest.”

― Charles Bock

“If I’m really honest, I can’t cook. I’m, like, the worst, worst, worst cook in the world.”

― Charli XCX

“I think it’s an awful drink, to be honest with you.”

― Charlie Watts

“To be honest, until I started dubbing, I didn’t realize the amount of work of a dubbing artiste puts in. Especially the artistes that dub for villains. They really stretch their vocal cords to a different dimension.”

― Chinmayi

“You can’t develop full relationships with anybody unless you’re fully honest about who you are.”

― Chris Sullivan

“Has made an honest woman of the supernatural.”

― Christopher Fry

“To be honest, I was never very ambitious. And I still am not.”

― Christopher Walken

“The Rolling Stones… The Rolling Stones have a reflection to my music; I wouldn’t deny it. I think that’s honest.”

― Chuck Berry

“To be honest, I hate silence.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Sometimes, there’s not an honest engagement of Ireland in Hollywood movies.”

― Ciaran Hinds

“Books should make somebody look at how they feel, be honest with themselves.”

― Clive Barker

“In my mind, I do have a lot higher wrestling than Woodley. We’ve wrestled before, and it wasn’t competitive, and that’s honest.”

― Colby Covington

“To be quite honest, I’m not religious.”

― Colin Hanks

“I’m a terrible interviewer. I’m not a journalist – although I have a Peabody Award – and I’m not really a late-night host. What I am is honest.”

― Craig Ferguson

“If we are not honest, we are not going to be able to forge unity.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“I’ve got to be honest, there’s no pleasure when you’re working.”

― Dana Plato

“I have flaws, but I’m honest.”

― Dani Alves

“To be honest, once you’ve driven around for about five, 10 laps, you don’t notice a difference.”

― Danica Patrick

“Necessity makes an honest man a knave.”

― Daniel Defoe

“I don’t really cook much to be honest.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“I have built my reputation on honesty, I have sometimes been too honest.”

― David Blunkett

“I have always been honest about my recollection of events.”

― David Blunkett

“I really respect and admire Tolkien. I think he was the most honest of the Romantics.”

― David Brin

“You’re not going to make any progress on a problem if you’re not honest about what a problem is.”

― David Drummond

“If you want me to be honest, be honest with me.”

― David Luiz

“May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.”

― David McCullough

“Not much to be perfectly honest! I thought The Phantom Menace was terrible, except for the Pod Race.”

― David Prowse

“I only have one note, let’s be honest. But I’ll play a different version of that one note.”

― David Spade

“We owe it to our children to be honest about the world and to provide them with material written specially for them.”

― Deborah Ellis

“I think when it comes to Botox and surgery, actresses should do it or not do it, but be honest about their choices.”

― Debra Winger

“Whenever I’m on my computer, I don’t type ‘lol’. I type ‘lqtm’ – laugh quietly to myself. It’s more honest.”

― Demetri Martin

“I’m honest about the journey I’ve been on, so I definitely don’t take dating lightly anymore.”

― Demi Lovato

“I’ll be honest: I don’t even really know what ‘Netflix and chill’ means.”

― Devin Druid

“I’m good at what I do but, to be honest, not a whole hell of a lot else!”

― Devin Townsend

“The nWo pursued me for a while. To be perfectly honest, I think WCW management purposely kept me off ‘Nitro’ for a while to keep the nWo from getting to me.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“My parents have always been very honest with me.”

― Diane Guerrero

“There are only two honest ways to reduce our debt: cut spending or raise revenues.”

― Dick Durbin

“I don’t know – to be honest, I don’t really model myself after anybody.”

― Diego Klattenhoff

“’Bottled Up’ is so honest. It’s something we all can relate to.”

― Dinah Jane

“I can’t remember any regrets, to be honest with you.”

― Don Nelson

“I’ll be honest: I haven’t ruled politics out.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“It’s meant to reaffirm the validity of that music – clean, minimalist, honest, classic music.”

― Dwight Yoakam

“I don’t think I’m in any way an icon, to be very honest.”

― Edward Enninful

“The makers of entertainment must try, in our field, to be honest and grown-up.”

― Elia Kazan

“I will say, with memoir, you must be honest. You must be truthful.”

― Elie Wiesel

“I’m often uncomfortable with girliness, to be honest.”

― Elizabeth Reaser

“I think the best music is honest music.”

― Elle King

“Women work harder. And women are more honest; they have less reasons to be corrupt.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“I consider everyone a hero, to be honest.”

― Elliot Knight

“The author of McCarthyism was given the distinction of addressing the Republican National Convention. This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men.”

― Emanuel Celler

“I don’t really watch that much TV, to be honest.”

― Emily Blunt

“Honest people don’t hide their deeds.”

― Emily Bronte

“Be sweet, be good, and honest always.”

― Emma Bunton

“I try to be honest.”

― Eric Cantona

“I like the dynamic of PBS. They’re very honest and authentic.”

― Eric Ripert

“I try to be honest and I keep moving.”

― Erykah Badu

“To be honest, it was a little bit of a surprise to me that my Broadway debut was a musical.”

― Ethan Slater

“Most style is not honest enough.”

― F. L. Lucas

“If I can’t be honest with music, forget it.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“I can’t hide things from my Maker, so it is better to be honest.”

― Farooq Abdullah

“I’m very honest, and I show that.”

― Farrah Abraham

“Good design should be honest.”

― Ferdinand Porsche

“Our best comes out when we have honest discussions.”

― Fernando Flores

“To be honest, I was Mum’s boy. Always was, always will be.”

― Frank Lampard

“We just ask the agency to make reasonable and honest decisions, and the public deserves no less.”

― Fred Thompson

“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.”

― Frederick Douglass

“An honest money system is the only alternative.”

― Frederick Soddy

“Maybe some of the pronouns have changed, but I’ve always been honest in my music.”

― Gavin Creel

“He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave.”

― George Berkeley

“You’ve got to be honest; if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

― George Burns

“Political correctness is about denial, usually in the weasel circumlocutory jargon which distorts and evades and seldom stands up to honest analysis.”

― George MacDonald Fraser

“Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.”

― George MacDonald

“I know I have a very self-destructive tendency since my mother died, I have got to be honest.”

― George Michael

“Is Abundant Success in all his honest undertakings.”

― George Morgan

“The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.”

― George Orwell

“Hey, I’m nothing but honest!”

― Gillian Jacobs

“I like fighting because it’s honest.”

― Gina Carano

“Financial institutions like to call what they do trading. Let’s be honest. It’s not trading; it’s betting.”

― Graydon Carter

“I actually don’t know how magazines are produced, I’ll be honest with you. I have no idea.”

― Graydon Carter

“What we want to see is stories that are going to be honest stories about the characters that we’re telling them about.”

― Greg Rucka

“Honor lies in honest toil.”

― Grover Cleveland

“A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.”

― H. L. Mencken

“To be honest, football is my main goal. I never really had a backup plan.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“Most accountants are strange – let’s be honest.”

― Hannah Gadsby

“I met P. Diddy. Or Diddy. I like to call him Puffy because, let’s be honest, that’s who he is.”

― Hayley Williams

“It is scrutiny by the general public that keeps the powerful honest.”

― Heather Brooke

“I think you have to be honest and not try to be somebody that you really aren’t.”

― Heather Graham

“Since when is anyone truly honest with anyone?”

― Helen Fisher

“The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.”

― Helen Keller

“Let’s be honest: material comes and goes.”

― Henry Cejudo

“Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.”

― Henry Fielding

“Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.”

― Henry Fielding

“An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie and intrigue for the benefit of his country.”

― Henry Wotton

“To be honest, my friends weren’t really as into making films as I was. But I convinced them all to make some zombie films with me.”

― Hideo Kojima

“Most people aren’t honest with themselves about money.”

― Hill Harper

“Because I don’t really think of myself as a hunk, to be honest.”

― Hugh Dancy

“Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.”

― Immanuel Kant

“If I’m really honest, I’m not a huge fan of scary films.”

― Imogen Poots

“The first job of a writer is to be honest.”

― Irvine Welsh

“Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.”

― Isaac Asimov

“To be honest, I really don’t like being the sex object.”

― Izabella Scorupco

“To be honest with you, I didn’t really read a lot of DC comics as a kid, but I was obsessed with Batman and still am.”

― J. R. Ramirez

“I’ve played all over, to be honest. Centre-half, defensive midfield, attacking midfield.”

― Jack Rodwell

“I’ve had five weddings but if I’m really honest and if I count significant de factos… I’ve had nine husbands… which sounds appalling but when you consider I started at 18 and I’m 65 it’s not so bad.”

― Jacki Weaver

“I’m a very honest politician.”

― Jacob Zuma

“To be honest, I never really had watched much sci-fi.”

― Jacqueline McKenzie

“Being fundamentally decent and honest and willing to put others before yourself – that’s necessary for being an effective policymaker.”

― Jake Sullivan

“Honest to God, I do all the research on these books myself.”

― James A. Michener

“I had a bit of a strange childhood, to be honest.”

― James Arthur

“My approach is to be open and honest.”

― James Arthur

“I want to be an honest man and a good writer.”

― James Baldwin

“I think fear is one of the natural states of most actors, to be honest.”

― James McAvoy

“For my first album I wanted to make a record that would be intimate, deeply personal, and honest.”

― James McCartney

“West Pointers tend to be rigorously honest – more than necessary, in my view.”

― James Salter

“The fun one can have writing books about books is limitless, to be honest.”

― Jasper Fforde

“Throughout all my career, I have been an honest person, responsible, and respectful of my team-mates and the clubs that I have played for and the countries I have lived in.”

― Javier Mascherano

“When you love somebody, you gotta be honest with them even if it’ll hurt them.”

― Jay Ellis

“To be honest, I am not happy about all the publicity.”

― Jean Alesi

“I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.”

― Jean Rostand

“I think everybody in Washington could use a curfew, to be honest.”

― Jeanne Shaheen

“I have a lot of respect for our police forces. They are generally honest and effective.”

― Jed Mercurio

“Every day I get more and more honest.”

― Jeff Probst

“’UnREAL’ has always been provocative and bitingly honest, which makes the show what it is.”

― Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

“I’m not real impressed with the Star Trek weaponry, I gotta be honest.”

― Jeri Ryan

“We can love an honest rogue, but what is more offensive than a false saint?”

― Jessamyn West

“I’m not really a book person, to be honest.”

― Jesse Lingard

“To be honest, makeup is a big part of what I do for a living.”

― Jessica Capshaw

“In Canada, things are very honest.”

― Jim Pattison

“There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat.”

― Jimmy Carter

“I don’t really know anything about sales figures, to be honest with you.”

― Jimmy Page

“It’s a video release as well so I have to be perfectly honest and go, probably not specifically for DVD, but there are extra bits on it that aren’t on anything else, so as exciting as that sounds.”

― Jo Brand

“When I was cast as Gendry, I didn’t have any of the physical attributes the part required. I was astounded that I got the role, to be honest.”

― Joe Dempsie

“My dad is a really honest, hardworking, straight guy.”

― Joe Lando

“To be honest, I don’t care how it went in.”

― Joe Sakic

“To be honest, I don’t particularly see myself as an Icelandic artist. I’m a European artist.”

― Johann Johannsson

“Whatever I say is so honest when I’m doing interviews.”

― John 5

“To be honest, and this is terrible to admit, I hardly read any teen mystery books at all.”

― John Allison

“Be the measure great or small, let it be honest in every part.”

― John Bright

“If you are emotionally honest, you should mean what you say but also mean what you do.”

― John Bytheway

“The reader deserves an honest opinion. If he doesn’t deserve it, give it to him anyhow.”

― John Ciardi

“I’ve been honest with a lot of the problems I’ve had in life. Everybody has problems. They can relate to that.”

― John Daly

“Americans being upright and forthright and honest and true to themselves is a very hard concept.”

― John Lydon

“Writers don’t have to keep themselves honest. They have to keep themselves accurate.”

― John Metcalf

“It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry.”

― John Phillips Marquand

“To be honest, I don’t have much time to watch any movies.”

― John Woo

“Be prepared and be honest.”

― John Wooden

“I have a very open and honest relationship with the NXT Universe.”

― Johnny Gargano

“I’m just a product of the ’90s, to be honest.”

― Jon Bellion

“The main difference between liberals and conservatives is that conservatives are honest about it. We’re kind of dorks about it. We are kind of like Dungeons and Dragons geeks.”

― Jonah Goldberg

“I don’t think I’ll ever be another Steven Gerrard, to be honest!”

― Jordan Henderson

“I’m honest.”

― Jorja Smith

“No one can ever enter the celestial kingdom unless he is strictly honest.”

― Joseph Smith, Jr.

“Honest doesn’t necessarily mean unfiltered.”

― Josh Gondelman

“Be honest with yourself and lie to everyone else.”

― Josh Hartnett

“Judy Garland was just so delicious in every way and just so honest and generous.”

― Judy Davis

“Fellows who have rascally faces have only one course to take, and that is to remain honest; otherwise, they would be arrested off-hand.”

― Jules Verne

“I just always make honest music. I just always kinda do what I wanna do.”

― Julia Holter

“The media helps keep government honest.”

― Julian Assange

“I am, to be quite honest, sick of hero stories.”

― Julie Taymor

“I’m gonna be pretty honest; there wasn’t a lot of improv allowed on ‘Eclipse.’”

― Justin Chon

“I do not get that many offers in commercial cinema, to be very honest.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“I don’t think I’d be a very good parent. I’d be too honest.”

― Karl Pilkington

“Let’s be honest: I just want a Super Bowl ring.”

― Kate Mara

“I have always been, and shall continue to be, honest when it comes to bodyweight issues.”

― Kate Winslet

“It’s easy to be taken advantage of if you’re not honest.”

― Katherine Heigl

“To be honest, there is no place like home.”

― Katherine Langford

“I’ll be honest, there’s a part of me that does think I’m held to a different standard than my contemporaries and peers, and it’s a little frustrating.”

― Kathy Griffin

“I’m okay if everything is honest and truthful and relatable. If it’s fabricated and ill-motived, it’s not good.”

― Katy Perry

“With songs, I’ve always pledged to be honest. I write my songs because I’ve lived them.”

― Katy Perry

“To be completely honest, I didn’t know ‘Twilight’ was a book.”

― Kellan Lutz

“I just feel like Brits are honest – period. And that’s what I like.”

― Kelly Rowland

“There’s a huge latent market for software development that’s just flat-out honest.”

― Kent Beck

“I’m not saying I’m the perfect role model. But I’m honest. Period.”

― Kesha

“They’re all fake belts. To be honest, I think real belt is Tony Ferguson’s.”

― Khabib Nurmagomedov

“I don’t like social media at all, to be honest.”

― Kris Wu

“I am an honest person.”

― Kyle Richards

“I am not honest.”

― Larry David

“I really don’t have a need to be on TV all that much, to be honest with you.”

― Larry Wilmore

“The thing about death is that it’s honest.”

― Laura Linney

“The good thing is that I’m always honest.”

― Laura Linney

“Be honest, brutally honest. That is what’s going to maintain relationships.”

― Lauryn Hill

“I sort of feel that I have to constantly be really, really honest with the way I feel, and I have to get that out.”

― Lauv

“To be honest everything goes over my head a bit.”

― Lee Ryan

“I can’t do most things, if I’m honest, but cooking I definitely can’t do.”

― Len Goodman

“The Government needs to be honest and straight with people.”

― Leo Varadkar

“I was too heavy to be a jockey and too honest to be a producer, so I became a writer.”

― Leon Uris

“But I think doctors have always been either honest or dishonest.”

― Leonard Baskin

“I am proof that you can you make money in Italy and be honest.”

― Leonardo Del Vecchio

“To be honest, I’m not really prepared to do a musical, simply because I think I have a pretty atrocious voice.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“Honest businessmen should be protected from the unscrupulous consumer.”

― Lester Maddox

“To be honest, I’m scared to death of rollercoaster rides.”

― Liam Neeson

“I’m related to Davy Crockett on my mom’s side. Honest.”

― Libba Bray

“I haven’t had sex in eight months. To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling.”

― Lil’ Kim

“Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.”

― Lily Tomlin

“You ask men in office to be honest; I ask them to serve the public.”

― Lincoln Steffens

“The thing is being honest with yourself. There’s no rule that says you have to be married and have kids.”

― Loni Love

“One thing about me is I try to be honest.”

― Lou Holtz

“I’m always honest.”

― Louis van Gaal

“To be honest, the only thing I ever really wanted to be was a writer – since I read ‘Charlotte’s Web’ as a child.”

― Louise Penny

“In love, I’ve been a deceiver. But I realized being honest is so much easier than lying and being deceitful.”

― Luke James

“I consider myself an honest soul.”

― Luke James

“I’m as honest as I can be.”

― Macklemore

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“To be honest, I have never thought about getting into direction.”

― Mahesh Babu

“To be honest, you don’t get the full picture when you read a script.”

― Maika Monroe

“The best way to direct kids is to be natural and honest.”

― Maiwenn

“To be honest, I grew up with Alan Menken’s music.”

― Mallory Jansen

“I don’t watch goalkeepers, to be honest.”

― Marc-Andre ter Stegen

“I’m not much of a salesman. I prefer the soft sell and the honest approach.”

― Marc Guggenheim

“The Dream Act as it’s been written originally is too broad, to be honest. It basically would apply to too many people.”

― Marco Rubio

“I am not a weirdo, a wacko, or an eccentric for wanting to do good, honest work on a day-to-day basis.”

― Margaret Trudeau

“Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.”

― Marianne Moore

“I don’t like when I say ‘honestly’ – not to imply that I’m otherwise not honest.”

― Mark Parker

“It’s a very dangerous and lonely thing, I imagine, to be a spy: to have friendships that are deceptions, that are not honest.”

― Mark Rylance

“I was probably spoilt, if I’m being totally honest.”

― Mark Shand

“I’m in this business because I despise honest labor.”

― Marty Robbins

“I don’t think I’ll do foster care or adopt, to be quite honest.”

― Mary J. Blige

“To be honest with you, my physical state is usually dictated by the project I’m working on at a given time.”

― Matt Bomer

“I’m pretty cheap, to be honest.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“I am a fancy dress grump, to be honest.”

― Matt Smith

“To be honest, I never compare myself with the rookies.”

― Max Verstappen

“To be honest, I don’t think I’m an actor. I’m a creator – or try to be.”

― Maximilian Schell

“I’ve always been a fan of telling honest stories.”

― Melanie Martinez

“I’m honest – of course I want to be a legend.”

― Memphis Depay

“Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.”

― Menander

“If you can’t be honest with yourself, then you can’t be honest with anybody.”

― Michael Beasley

“I completely trust Gloria Vanderbilt. I have always found her very honest.”

― Michael Lindsay-Hogg

“To be honest, I make very controversial films. The films that I’ve made have been very, very bold choices.”

― Michael Pitt

“Not really interested in covering other bands songs to be honest.”

― Michael Reed

“To be honest, I was never really interested in theatre as a kid.”

― Michael Weston

“I’m way too honest. It can backfire.”

― Michaela Coel

“I am just forthcoming – completely blunt and honest.”

― Michelle Visage

“I don’t like the fact that C.F.P.B. exists, I will be perfectly honest with you.”

― Mick Mulvaney

“To be honest with you, most of the times I have fought, there has been a reason.”

― Mike Comrie

“To be perfectly honest, I’m competitive.”

― Mike White

“I hang out with people I have worked with – most of my friends I’ve met because I’ve worked with them, to be honest.”

― Miles Heizer

“We need to be honest with the public.”

― Mitch McConnell

“I try to be honest in what I do and in everything I do. I try to be honest with my family.”

― Mo Farah

“And to be honest, most actors are incredibly solipsistic.”

― Molly Ringwald

“I don’t even know what progressive is anymore, to be honest!”

― Myles Kennedy

“I’ve always engaged in open, honest communication. There’s no topic that can’t be discussed.”

― Nadya Suleman

“Let’s be honest: discrimination against Arabs exists in Israel.”

― Naftali Bennett

“To be honest, I don’t have much to do in ‘Hathyar.’ I won’t call it a pivotal role.”

― Namrata Shirodkar

“To be honest, I haven’t had a lot of time off.”

― Nancy O’Dell

“There’s nothing quite as raw and honest as one person and one instrument.”

― Nancy Wilson

“Bangalore needs a honest, passionate and hard-working MP, and I will be that MP.”

― Nandan Nilekani

“I made my money in an honest way. And I have declared it all. By co-founding Infosys along with Mr. Murthy and others, I earned financially.”

― Nandan Nilekani

“The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“To be honest, I’ve just become a Steelers fan.”

― Nate Torrence

“Starz is a network that’s going for the content that’s extremely honest and pushing the envelope and is provocative.”

― Naturi Naughton

“It’s almost always possible to be honest and positive.”

― Naval Ravikant

“It’s really important to be honest to yourself.”

― Neha Dhupia

“To be honest, in my five years as an electrician, I never got the license.”

― Nick Flynn

“To be honest, I don’t feel pressure. I honestly don’t feel pressure.”

― Nikita Parris

“To be perfectly honest, drama is a lot simpler than comedy.”

― Nikki Cox

“That’s the compliment I get most often – ‘You guys are so honest.’”

― Nikki Glaser

“To be honest, I don’t watch a lot of TV. It’s kind of ironic because I’m on TV.”

― Nina Dobrev

“I’m certainly honest – and I can be socially awkward.”

― Norman Reedus

“Only when the oppressed are heard can we have an honest solutions based dialogue.”

― Opal Tometi

“I think the two-party system isn’t working for us. And it hasn’t worked for us for generations – let’s be very, very honest about that.”

― Opal Tometi

“Let’s be honest: the implementation of the United and Continental merger has been rocky for customers and employees.”

― Oscar Munoz

“It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.”

― Ovid

“A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.”

― Ovid

“Music is probably one of the most honest things out there – it’s feral.”

― Paolo Nutini

“To be honest, I am not really excited by most of the offers I get.”

― Parvathy

“I think Raymond is very honest about human relationships.”

― Patricia Heaton

“I give my honest opinion, whether it’s right or wrong, but it’s an opinion that I’ll make.”

― Paul Pierce

“Everybody is entitled to an honest opinion.”

― Paul Pierce

“I do not work for the shareholder, to be honest. I work for the customer.”

― Paul Polman

“I don’t really like the term ‘honest.’”

― Paul Rust

“This movie is a toupee made up to look like honest baldness.”

― Pauline Kael

“I’ll be honest: I was a super-late bloomer, and I was kind of a prude.”

― Pete Wentz

“To be honest, I don’t know really what I do on stage.”

― Peter Hammill

“The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.”

― Peter Jackson

“’Vinyl’ is a good look at the music industry. The script was honest.”

― Phil Daniels

“The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.”

― Philip Sidney

“Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“If I’m going to be completely honest, I did not get the appeal of IFC’s ‘Portlandia’ initially.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“To be honest, I wasn’t looking at ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiya’ as a platform to dance again.”

― Prabhu Deva

“To be honest, it’s easier for me to speak with an American accent.”

― Radha Mitchell

“We want an honest and casteless politics.”

― Rajinikanth

“I wasn’t really excited about doing television, to be quite honest.”

― Ramon Rodriguez

“I think there are many honest businessmen.”

― Ratan Tata

“’Crush’ is probably the most honest project I’ve ever written. It’s my voice.”

― Ravyn Lenae

“You have to be honest about who you are.”

― Ray Lewis

“I don’t like talking about myself, if I’m honest.”

― Rebecca Hall

“I was surprised to make it even to the finals of the Olympics, and to get first is above me. I don’t even know what’s going on, to be honest.”

― Red Gerard

“I’m the only honest person in Washington.”

― Richard Armitage

“I’m nothing if not honest.”

― Richard Dreyfuss

“I realized that I had to be honest about where I was, where I was coming from, and what I was trying to do.”

― Richard Foreman

“My most difficult thing so far, to be brutally honest, has been to waltz as if I knew what I was doing.”

― Richard Roxburgh

“Let’s be honest here: Twitter, for me, is 90 per cent a marketing tool.”

― Ricky Gervais

“Women love an honest man.”

― Rita Ora

“When we get to what happens when we die, we don’t have any video footage. So let’s at least be honest that we are speculating, because we are.”

― Rob Bell

“I don’t think I’ve ever had a vacation, to be quite honest with you.”

― Rob Dyrdek

“To be honest, Peter Pan was one of those fairy tales that I sort of related to, and I think that’s the case with a lot of kids. The whole idea of escapism really resonates with a lot of kids.”

― Robbie Kay

“To be honest, Peter Pan was one of those fairy tales that I sort of related to, and I think that’s the case with a lot of kids.”

― Robbie Kay

“Dare to be honest and fear no labor.”

― Robert Burns

“An honest God is the noblest work of man.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“To be honest, after the draft, I’m always excited.”

― Robert Kraft

“I like people to be authentic, thoughtful, and honest.”

― Robert Rinder

“Jimmy Stewart was a very sincere, honest and straightforward man.”

― Robert Wagner

“I actually think that wrestling is much harder than MMA, to be honest.”

― Robert Whittaker

“I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing, to be honest.”

― Robert Wyatt

“The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.”

― Rodney Dangerfield

“I am committed to making Georgia a model for open and honest government.”

― Roy Barnes

“I’ve got to be honest with you: I don’t regard 29 as old.”

― Roy Hodgson

“I don’t think there are many jobs that would have tempted me away from Fulham, to be perfectly honest.”

― Roy Hodgson

“I don’t think many actors are that good, to be honest. I certainly don’t think I am.”

― Rupert Everett

“I write unreliable narrators because – paradoxically – they’re the most honest, true-to-life kind there is.”

― Ruth Ware

“Honest always sells. Always has, always will.”

― Ryan Tedder

“If there’s a responsibility, it’s just to be honest in what I’ve experienced and to put it in my work.”

― Salim Akil

“With acting, a lot of it has to come from that real, honest place.”

― Sam Esmail

“To be honest with you, a lot of directors can be very lazy.”

― Samantha Morton

“I kind of think the rookie wall is all in your mind, to be completely honest.”

― Saquon Barkley

“Not to be weirdly glib, but as a reporter, you should be honest all the time.”

― Sarah Koenig

“I have a tough time turning my brain off, to be honest.”

― Scott Speedman

“I’m not a wilting flower. I’m honest, so I pick a lot of fights. I’ve burned a lot of bridges.”

― Scott Thompson

“I don’t talk, I quote. I can’t help it. It’s better to be quotable than honest.”

― Sebastian Horsley

“Remembering in an honest way means admitting the truth.”

― Sebastian Kurz

“It’s the idea of a multi-sensory experience stemming from music that opened my interest into painting, to be honest.”

― Serj Tankian

“I’m brutally honest with people.”

― Seth Moulton

“Really, if I’m honest, sci-fi is where my sensibility instinctively goes – I’m a big comic-book fan.”

― Seth Rogen

“To be honest, I’ve only been to one concert, and it was Aerosmith. Aerosmith and Slash.”

― Shawn Mendes

“We tap into something when we’re honest about what’s going on in our lives.”

― Sheryl Sandberg

“I think there’s a form of honesty, because I used to be very honest with the press, and then it backfired on me, and I understood it.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“I am obsessed with cricket. But to be honest, I prefer the IPL format to test matches.”

― Shilpa Shetty

“I’ve got no timetable. I’m sort of sick of timetables, to be honest.”

― Shirley Manson

“I feel privileged, to be honest.”

― Shirley Manson

“Let’s be honest: I call myself a titan. I’ve got issues.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“People aren’t honest about the horrors of fame. The downsides are so overwhelming that, for me, there is no payoff.”

― Sia

“I’m not coping very well with all the attention, if I’m honest.”

― Sienna Miller

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

― Sigmund Freud

“To be perfectly honest the old habits, specifically deadlines, still very much inform what I do. I am brutally disciplined about getting manuscripts in on time.”

― Simon Winchester

“An honest man is always a child.”

― Socrates

“I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.”

― Socrates

“I just don’t want to fail, to be honest.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“If anybody ever dares to compare Bob Dole to Clinton, then they’re comparing a criminal to an honest man.”

― Sonny Bono

“I’m a little bit allergic to the whole brand thing to be honest but maybe it’s just happening around me and I’m not really aware of it.”

― Sophie Ellis-Bextor

“To be perfectly honest, I can’t imagine getting married. I’ve got a lot to do before I have children – they are way off.”

― Sophie Hunter

“And if I’m honest about it, I was obsessed with Nirvana and Pearl Jam. This is like ’92, right in the throes of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam and Nirvana. I think I probably wanted to be Kurt Cobain.”

― St. Vincent

“To be totally honest, I thought I would have a Broadway debut in the distant, distant future, maybe in my 60s or 70s when somebody revived one of my off-Broadway plays with a star.”

― Stephen Karam

“I’m honest and fair, but I don’t dispense false kindness.”

― Steve Easterbrook

“I haven’t had the most lucrative career. If I’m going to be completely honest, I’m a one-hit wonder.”

― Steve Forbert

“I’m not a sci-fi kind of guy, to be honest.”

― Steve Zahn

“I’m rather uncomfortable with celebrity, to be honest.”

― Stockard Channing

“Be honest, be kind, and share the love.”

― Suzi Quatro

“I have to be honest: I’ve memorized ‘Titanic.’”

― Sydney Sweeney

“I’m an honest, open father.”

― T.I.

“The responsibility of an artist is to be honest with themselves.”

― Talib Kweli

“If there is one thing I have learnt, it’s that you have to be honest.”

― Tana Ramsay

“To be honest, as an actor, job security is not a trait.”

― Taylor Kinney

“I mean… directing is a holy, unpleasant experience, to be perfectly honest.”

― Taylor Sheridan

“Honest communication is a rare thing.”

― Taylor Sheridan

“It’s difficult to stay relevant for many years, but I’ve somehow managed to do so. I’m honest and provocative.”

― Tech N9ne

“All of my music is honest.”

― The Weeknd

“Let’s be honest. Canada wasn’t ever cool.”

― The Weeknd

“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“I drank more wine when I wasn’t working as much, to be honest.”

― Thomas Keller

“Though I be poor, I’m honest.”

― Thomas Middleton

“Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves repose and fatten.”

― Thomas Otway

“I have a really bad memory, to be honest.”

― Tierra Whack

“To be honest, whatever troubles I’ve had, I’ve also gotten the opportunities to do things.”

― Tim Burton

“If people could be as honest as animals, what a different world it would be.”

― Tippi Hedren

“I hate clever-cleverness, but I love good honest cleverness.”

― Tobias Hill

“To be honest, prestige is probably the last thing I focus on.”

― Toby Emmerich

“It is better to be quotable than to be honest.”

― Tom Stoppard

“If most writers are honest with themselves, this is the difference they want to make: before, they were not noticed; now they are.”

― Tom Wolfe

“Lars Von Trier is a genius. Every film he makes is so honest and powerful.”

― Toni Collette

“Individual achievements are not important for me, to be honest.”

― Toni Kroos

“The singers who are the most honest are the ones who become immortalized.”

― Tony Bennett

“Nothing’s wrong with honest emotion.”

― Tony Goldwyn

“I’ll be honest, watching the music industry collapse has been demoralizing and disheartening at times.”

― Trent Reznor

“The rankings – they don’t mean crap, to be honest.”

― Urijah Faber

“I have to be honest – I don’t love guns.”

― Vanessa Ferlito

“To be very honest, I worked harder on ‘Humpty…’ I did many workshops. I never did workshops in ‘Main Tera Hero.’”

― Varun Dhawan

“Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door.”

― Vernon Howard

“I am an honest person, transparent, that look citizens straight in their faces.”

― Vicente Fox

“The voters of Colorado deserve honest, straight-talking elected officials.”

― Victor Mitchell

“Changing position comes naturally to me, to be honest.”

― Victor Moses

“I’m always honest.”

― Victoria Azarenka

“I’m no longer bossy in the honest sense; I’ve mastered (mistressed) the art of passive-aggression.”

― Victoria Coren Mitchell

“I am an honest, straight guy.”

― Vijay Mallya

“To be honest, at the beginning , I never thought about making my ODI debut.”

― Vijay Shankar

“You’ve just got to be honest and straightforward.”

― Virgil Goode

“I don’t normally cook, but if I did it probably would be beans, sausage, bacon and eggs. I never really get to eat that to be honest.”

― Wayne Rooney

“To be honest, I never really wrapped my mind around winning.”

― Webb Simpson

“I rely heavily on my beta readers’ honest critiques.”

― Wendy Higgins

“An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.”

― William Hazlitt

“A doctrinaire is a fool but an honest man.”

― William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

“I never thought I was particularly talented, and to be honest with you, I still don’t.”

― Willie Aames

“It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.”

― Winston Churchill

“My Constanze is the virtuous, honourable, discreet, and faithful darling of her honest and kindly-disposed Mozart.”

― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“I represent my community, and I represent my people. And I’ve got to be honest if something seems questionable.”

― Wyatt Cenac

“Marriage is a gamble, let’s be honest.”

― Yoko Ono
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