199+ Best Face Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational face quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Face Quotes

A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly. – Emily Bronte

The last thing we need is to turn in on ourselves rather than face us up to what we have to do in the world. – Peter Mandelson

If Unix could present the same face, the same capabilities, on machines of many different types, it could serve as a common software environment for all of them. – Eric S. Raymond

The longer your life goes on, the more death you face. – Patrick Swayze

I think most politicians could take a dodgeball in the face. – Ben Stiller

I love live music and I love to see people’s faces when I’m performing. – Leighton Meester

The world’s not a very comfortable place if you have a nightmare to face. – Tommy Lee Jones

I suppose it’s easy to play a hypocritical politician with a smiling face; it’s also quite gratifying to play. – Ian McDiarmid

I was skinny as a rail and had high cheekbones and a very interesting face – or so I was told. – Grace Jones

In terms of ‘Saving Face,’ I was inspired by the stories of survivors who didn’t let their attacks stop them from pursuing justice and seeking treatment. – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

You only mature when you face problems you can’t deal with. – Ralph Waite

Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth. – Jack Kent Cooke

One incredible tool to accomplish bringing a product to the public is to put a face on TV shows, movies, and the actors in them by using good PR. – Kristoffer Polaha

Are you tired of sand being kicked in your face? I promise you new muscles in days! – Charles Atlas

As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify. – Arthur Conan Doyle

We, the generation that faces the next century, can add the solemn injunction ‘If we don’t do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable.’ – Petra Kelly

I’m happy to report that everybody whose face I’ve wanted to punch on Earth has already been punched. – Greg Kinnear

As always on this boulevard, the faces were young, coming annually in an endless migration from every country, every continent, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives. – Brian Moore

I went to a girls’ school, and it was awful. The combination of my teenage anger and their jealousy meant I was always getting into fights. There was a lot of pulling of hair and scratching of faces and rolling around on the floor. – Nadine Velazquez

People take things at face value on social media. Earnestness is the assumption. – Mindy Kaling

Some people are suspicious of others who have more than one talent. I’ve had poets tell me to my face that an actress can’t be a poet. – Grace Zabriskie

Their spirituality was in nature, even though Emerson was a preacher on the pulpit, he ended up going out into nature for direct, face-to-face communication with God, if you want to call all of this creation part of God. – Story Musgrave

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth. – Joseph Conrad

We like our archetypes and heroes to be what they are at face value. And life doesn’t work out like that – Laura Dern

I did not get Botox because you wouldn’t see any expression in my face. Hopefully it has paid off. – Penelope Ann Miller

I don`t want to dress up a picture with just my face. – Grace Kelly

Women’s Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are? – Joan Crawford

Look at my face. Does it look like I can take a good hit? – Ronda Rousey

Youth is impulsive. When our young men grow angry at some real or imaginary wrong, and disfigure their faces with black paint, it denotes that their hearts are black, and that they are often cruel and relentless, and our old men and old women are unable to restrain them. Thus it has ever been. – Chief Seattle

If you had a face like mine, you’d punch me right on the nose, and I’m just the fella to do it. – Stan Laurel

If the press see you looking normal they can suddenly be ‘oh, she’s got a spot on her face, she’s having a bad day’. That can be quite cruel. – Jennifer Ellison

I don’t think you get successful to brag and throw what you have in the world’s face. That’s all private. – Kevin Hart

Every once in awhile we may fall on our face, but we insist on doing what we wanna do. – Cliff Burton

It’s great, the number of people that I’m reaching through the Internet – I’ve done some wonderful interviews – but I miss touching the bodies. I miss shaking hands, looking into people’s faces and saying, ‘Hello, how are you doing? Thank you for playing my music.’ – Thelma Houston

Symbolism perhaps is a bit in your face, and I’ve tried my best to control that as best I can as I’ve grown older and thought that one could approach something with a little more subtlety. – John Schlesinger

I’m trying to keep the face of my opponent more or less not damaged but eventually to execute the plan and knock him out. – Wladimir Klitschko

I certainly was never the pretty girl at school, but I can go to a lot of different places with this face. – Mary-Louise Parker

That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they’re relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me. – Daniel Okrent

People love that you’re human and that we’re frail and we face the same situations. Honesty tends to communicate with people better than standing up there like you have an ‘S’ on your chest. – TobyMac

With a face like mine, I do better in print. – Jerry Springer

Put me in a costume, and I’m your man. I must have one of those faces which seems to suit period drama more than modern films and TV programmes. But I’m not complaining, I love going back in time. I feel quite lucky because nobody knows who I am. I can walk about and have ordinary conversations with people. – Hans Matheson

It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death. – Jacqueline Cochran

If every human being disappeared off the face of the earth in an instant, the earth would still keep spinning and the planet would develop new life forms. – Graham Nash

The lily and the rose in her fair face striving for precedence. – Nathaniel Parker Willis

When you face unexpected events, you have to try to overcome those problems, but at the same time, you have to continue working according to the plan that you defined since the beginning. So that’s what we have tried to do – not to avoid the urgent responses but to continue the route that we had defined. – Laura Chinchilla

I love actors, and I love the casting process. It’s funny, like, some writers don’t like actors because, I think, they are the faces of the show, and so you feel sort of secondary, but I love actors because they elevate the material; they make it better. – Bryan Fuller

I have to face life with a newly found passion. I must rediscover the irresistible will to learn, to live and to love. – Andrea Bocelli

Once I climbed into a mountain lion’s cage and she bounded at me and put her paw on my face, but she kept her claws withdrawn. – Edward Hoagland

You have to put on more faces to pretend who you are. – Nell Carter

We face neither East nor West: we face forward. – Kwame Nkrumah

And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own. – Andre Malraux

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned. – Judith Viorst

We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today. – William Hague

A woman said to me when she first sat down, You’re photographing the wrong side of my face. I said, Oh, is there one? – Imogen Cunningham

More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations. – Kofi Annan

There is going to be a hundred thousand doors slammed in your face before one opens, so feel ok about taking rejection. – Heather Matarazzo

I have a face that is a cross between two pounds of halibut and an explosion in an old clothes closet. – David Niven

Someone told me the smile on my face gets bigger when I play the guitar. – Niall Horan

Everyone has their story. Everyone has issues. You have to face your fears. – Lisa Bonet

The very best thing about doing it is seeing the reaction on kid’s faces when you tell them you’ve done it. – David Thewlis

Marriage, if one will face the truth, is an evil, but a necessary evil. – Menander

You can’t just trot out a brown face or a Spanish surname and expect people are going to vote for your party or your candidate. – Antonio Villaraigosa

Loss doesn’t feel redeemable. But for me one consoling aspect is the recognition that, in this at least, none of us is different from anyone else: We all lose loved ones; we all face our own death. – Meghan O’Rourke

America faces a new race that has awakened. – E. Franklin Frazier

I love to see the smiles on people’s faces when you cook for them. I love to go to different restaurants. I want to cook because I know this acting isn’t going to last forever, and I want something to fall back on. It’s another way to make people smile. – Raven-Symone

It is peoples’ fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary. That that we were born and that we face eternal extinction after death is an extraordinary fantasy. – Brian Perkins

I like to talk to people. I’ve got one assistant, one Blackberry. That’s my overhead. I don’t text that much or email. I like to sit down face-to-face and have a conversation with you. I’m old-fashioned. – Mark Wahlberg

I want to be the only American actress who doesn’t do any plastic surgery or anything. I think older faces are great. – Kathy Baker

As barbaric is we are, it’s a miracle we haven’t blown ourselves off the face of the earth so far. – Abel Ferrara

I’ve learned that I need to spell out, even in cases seemingly so blatant, that in fact I am not taking this at face value and am being ‘sarcastic. – James Fallows

A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face. – Billie Burke

Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural. – Theophrastus

Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than our latest theory about it. It is about reverence, not mastery. – Richard Powers

I have never been on the receiving end of a hate crime, or even a disparaging remark to my face. – Carol Anshaw

Waste no time with revolutions that do not remove the causes of your complaints but simply change the faces of those in charge. – Francesco Guicciardini

Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species. – Konrad Lorenz

You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face. – Ian Fleming

No one in their right mind can say to me with a straight face that the Patriot Act has not aggregated the Fourth Amendment. – Peter Camejo

I was in preschool and a girl actually kissed me on the cheek. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what it meant, so I instantly grabbed her face and kissed her on the lips. And, then I got suspended. – Jensen Ackles

How is it that, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, there are still some who would deny the dangers of climate change? Not surprisingly, the loudest voices are not scientific, and it is remarkable how many economists, lawyers, journalists and politicians set themselves up as experts on the science. – Nicholas Stern

Actors do have good and bad sides. It’s because the passage down the birth canal distorts the face. People born by caesarean section are more symmetrical. – Richard Griffiths

Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest. – Walter Scott

If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself. – Martin Heidegger

I’ve been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming the hurdles and obstacles that face me. There still is plenty out there to get motivated by. – Andre Agassi

People saw me as just a singer – yeah, a pretty face who could sing – and not more than that, – Aaron Tveit

We love those who know the worst of us and don’t turn their faces away. – Walker Percy

Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face. – Nelson DeMille

Unless a nation’s life faces peril, war is murder. – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on. – Alice Miller

The increase in salaries at private companies has exploded, and Romania also faces a labor shortage, especially in construction. We believe that the Romanian market will remain an incentive, so that migration will not be an issue. – Traian Basescu

I must admit to being greatly influenced by Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces. – Norman Spinrad

My best friend and I love to make fish faces. – Beverley Mitchell

You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you and that your nerves are impregnable. Yet, looking down at that familiar face, I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused. – Eliot Ness

You learn to control every aspect of your muscles, your face, your toes, your fingernails. And that is how you tell a story, through movement. – Karlie Kloss

I’m trying to broaden the scope of positive psychology well beyond the smiley face. Happiness is just one-fifth of what human beings choose to do. – Martin Seligman

The coral that grows at the edge of the reef is always the strongest and most colourful because it faces the greatest battering. It’s the same if you’re called Honeysuckle. I’d have had a totally different life if I’d been called Mary. – Honeysuckle Weeks

I’ll happily mentor anyone who wants mentoring, and most of that goes on by internet rather than face to face. – Bernard Cornwell

I wasn’t good at being affable. You get beyond that and realise the attraction in any human being has more to do with what they give to someone rather than just being face candy. – Alison Moyet

I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents’ faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children, victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the government of the state of Colorado were buried. – Ella R. Bloor

I wouldn’t know a good script if it bit me in the face. – Tim Burton

Every time I find a picture of him with other women, or read in magazines that he’s involved with ‘groupies,’ I don’t go and show up where he is making a huge scene and getting our faces put all over the TV and papers. – Kim Mathers

It’s nice to see that look of alarm on the faces of the others. – Graham Chapman

I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action of creation which was not fine, never one which was not earnest and impressive. – Thomas Nelson Page

I face every project the same way – do it right and give 110%. 100% isn’t good enough. – Debra Wilson

Facing the press is not easy, but because you have to go, you have to try to take a lot of positive things for yourself from these face-to-face meetings. – Jose Mourinho

The people that live in my hometown do not walk along the street with smiles on their faces. It is a desperate place, but I got out. – Natalia Vodianova

I never forget, remember that. Not an action, not a name, not a face. – Piper Laurie

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success. – Dorothea Brande

I got hit twice in the face, and that was not fun. – Wilmer Valderrama

Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts. – Ruth Gordon

It is not good to demonstrate your luxury and your wealth: to rub it in the faces of others is insulting. So you should be modest; try not to insult people by showing that you can do what they cannot. – Vladimir Potanin

There is technique to it-he is just standing there flexing his arm, and I am standing there making faces as if I am being choked. You keep your head in a certain angle for the camera. – Ron Livingston

I’ve got such a disgusting, wide, smug grin on my face all the time that my friends just want to slap me. I’ve never been so happy. – Holly Valance

Usually in fist fights you get punched in the face. – David James Elliott

Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face, women have been trained to cut off anger. – Nancy Friday

I’ve always spent more time with a smile on my face than not, but the thing is, I don’t write about it. – Robert Smith

Although the general security situation for the Beijing Olympics remains stable, we still face the challenges of terrorism, separatism and extremism. – Zhou Yongkang

Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine. – John Betjeman

It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can’t do because we feed ourselves so much denial. – Zoe Saldana

Racism oppresses its victims, but also binds the oppressors, who sear their consciences with more and more lies until they become prisoners of those lies. They cannot face the truth of human equality because it reveals the horror of the injustices they commit. – Alveda King

However, the occasional visit of success provides just the excitement an engineer needs to face work the following day. – Koichi Tanaka

The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief ‘s face. – Juvenal

In America, it stands out, because it’s raw, it’s big, it’s emotional. My face is raw, big and emotional. It didn’t work for the longest time. – Patti LuPone

Not that it was Twiggy’s fault, but the ubiquity of her image created a sense in young women that to be stylish meant to be skinny, flat-chested with an ingenue face and straight hair. – Susie Orbach

I have nothing against romanticism. I’m all for it. I’m helpless in the face of romance. – Bill Nighy

America is terrified of the passage of time. Prozac Nation. Land of Face Lifts. – Dirk Benedict

It has been my experience that work on the screen clarifies stage portrayals and vice versa. You learn to make your face express more in making movies, and in working for the theater you have a sense of greater freedom. – Fredric March

In the face of excruciating pain and uncertainty, I never lost hope, and it never occurred to me to stop fighting – not ever. – Farrah Fawcett

I am fairly rich. Money’s very handy, let’s face it. – Bob Hoskins

I have eyes like those of a dead pig. – Marlon Brando

If you turn a smiling face on the world, you’ve got a chance of finishing up a good-looking old person. – Rolf Harris

We must act swiftly in order to halt the rate of decay our planet faces. – Henry W. Kendall

The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It’s constantly stimulating, it’s like a slap in the face. – Carter Burwell

Sometimes in the heart of the summer, I look at people with their faces shaved and think it’d be nice, but once you get used to it, it’s not as hot. Most guys say it gets itchy, but once you grow it out into a big man beard, the itching is gone. – Willie Robertson

I like being able to see an innocence in people. I see a lot of beauty in youth. Young people are in progress. Their faces and bodies and minds are constantly changing. It’s exciting to capture that on film. – Bernardo Bertolucci

To me, one of the best faces America has ever projected is the face of a Peace Corps volunteer. That face symbolizes this country: young, curious, brimming with idealism and hope – and a real, honest compassion. – Teresa Heinz

I’ve played a lot of bad guys, ’cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went ‘oooh’. – Laurence Fishburne

I’d like to jump out of a plane. I have a fear of heights I’d like to face. – Freida Pinto

I think that if we don’t get these politicians to come together we face the most predictable economic crisis in history. – Erskine Bowles

I think there are many faces to everyone. I also have my bad sides. Also I think everyone is trying to improve their shortcomings to become more wholesome. – Zhou Xun

I wake up every day with a smile on my face. – Henry Ian Cusick

If you don’t have eyebrows, you don’t really have a face. – Saoirse Ronan

People are not in a good mood when any politician’s face appears on television. – Mark Russell

I see my face in the mirror, and I said, No, my ambition is not to be an actor. – Dino De Laurentiis

The thing that got me closest to doing Kermit was remembering what Jim did when he was doing Kermit. When he would do Kermit, there were certain faces that he made. There was a certain way he stood, a certain kind of body language that he had. – Steve Whitmire

As a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, I’m trained to remain calm in the face of adversity and danger. – Steven Seagal

Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify themselves in the face of questions. – Gustav Heinemann

There’s nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face. – Irvin Kershner

I believe that national sovereignties will shrink in the face of universal interdependence. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

I guess I just have one of those resting faces that makes me look like I want to beat you up. – Jeremy Renner

Microcurrent devices are actually really good because they stimulate the muscles, but I’m not a big fan of injectables. You don’t know what they’ll do to your face in the long run. – Tatjana Patitz

I was on my face. I heard the count from one to 10. I kept telling myself that I had to get up, but I couldn’t move. I couldn’t make myself move. It was the strangest feeling. – Rocky Marciano

I smile so much at the theater my face hurts when I leave. – Heather Matarazzo

Wit is the most rascally, contemptible, beggarly thing on the face of the earth. – Colley Cibber

If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs. – Arthur Baer

When you see that many people with a smile on their face, then you must be doing something right. – Greg Norman

But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best. – Barry Bonds

As long as I am still interested and curious, I enjoy getting up in the morning, but I can’t say I have a happy smile on my face 24/7. – Harriet Walter

At the beginning, we didn’t have the money to pay big names, which is how looking for new faces began a tradition that still continues 30 years into the Guess history. It’s been interesting to follow their careers after a Guess shoot, for both photographers and models, because the exposure around the world becomes so huge. – Paul Marciano

It matters more what’s in a woman’s face than what’s on it. – Claudette Colbert

You can’t look in the face of adoration and be cruel. – Claudia Christian

I know I’m not much on face value, but when it comes to stage value, I’ll deliver for you. – Edward G. Robinson

Science is bound, by the everlasting vow of honour, to face fearlessly every problem which can be fairly presented to it. – Lord Kelvin

Football has to work really hard to put a smile on peoples face and not to be so focused on the question of money. Everything is in danger of losing its soul if youre always going to sell out to the highest bidder. – Gordon Taylor

With a woman of sophistication, class and modesty and refinement, I become a totally tongue-tied buffoon. I can’t even look her straight in the face. – Iain Glen

Let’s face it: if you and I have the same capabilities, the same energy, the same staff, if the only thing that’s different between you and me is the products we can get, and I can get a better product than you, I’m going to be a better chef. – Thomas Keller

The movie I’ve watched a million times is ‘A Face in the Crowd,’ directed by Elia Kazan, starring Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal. I first saw this movie, I guess I was in my early 20s. I’d never heard of it, and somebody told me about it, and I watched it and was just completely jaw-droppingly shocked at how current it was. – Callie Khouri

Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future. – Aneurin Bevan

Really you just gotta keep chugging along and keep a positive attitude and get through all the problems. You gotta face them, otherwise you don’t get through. – Lesley Gore

This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble. – Ludwig van Beethoven

You see some of these actors, they have a permanent smile on their face. How can they do that? It really fascinates me. – Agnes Bruckner

Before you become successful, you have to fall down on your face. – Paul Coffey

I am one of those faces that it’s sometimes, ‘Oh my God, you look so familiar, but I can’t pinpoint it.’ – Lindsey McKeon

Its OK to grow up, just as long as you don’t grow old. Face it you are young. – Jarvis Cocker

Feminine force is that inner strength, that power, that will to face down any negative circumstances in life and defeat them. – Georgette Mosbacher

Every movie I do, or when I’m on the sketch comedy show, I don’t really get into it until I have an outfit or something funny with my head or face or something. – Kel Mitchell

I don’t putt face-on exclusively, but in the back on my mind I’m haunted by the notion that I’m sure it’s the best way to putt. – Gary McCord

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race; No tenth transmitter of a foolish face. – Richard Savage

My hair was so much a part of my personality and all my photo shoots. I hid behind my hair. And then, I just decided I was okay with myself. To have short hair and really show my face is even more revealing than anything. It’s a statement – not to everyone else, more to myself. I’m just ready to get out from behind my hair and be myself. – Pamela Anderson

Well, everybody faces the fact there really aren’t many records stores around to just go and browse. Maybe browse online, yet that tactile feel of flipping through a stack of vinyl remains one of life’s simple pleasures. – Billy Gibbons

The person whose face is between your legs is gonna get lockjaw. – Betty Dodson

I’m not going to say what was being used in the clubhouse; whatever happens in the clubhouse stays in the clubhouse. But it was not like it was in your face – Rafael Palmeiro

There was definitely a lack of any sort of villain in the Clinton era, which is why, when Columbine happened, it was easy to pick on me. My face was around, and it made good TV. – Marilyn Manson

What could be more convincing, moreover, than the gesture of laying one’s cards face up on the table? – Jacques Lacan

I don’t slam doors in people’s faces, and I’m not a bigot. – Sherman Hemsley

All the children had to wear a gas mask in case of a gas attack by the Germans. They tried to make the masks like Mickey Mouse faces so the children would like them. But I didn’t. They had big ears on them. – Gerald Scarfe

I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds. – Louis Nizer

You have to emote much more to get what you’re trying to get across to come through a quarter inch of latex that’s superglued to your face. – Armie Hammer

Don’t be afraid to fall flat on your face. – Eddy Arnold

Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it. – Timothy Dalton

I used to take Sharpies and draw on my pillowcases, and then go to sleep on them and wake up with red marker from the drool all on my face. – Kid Cudi

If you asked me to seriously kiss someone on a screen, I would be very uncomfortable. But I will lick any part of your face. – Kate McKinnon

I’ll keep going till my face falls off. – Barbara Cartland

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God. – Charles L. Allen

The acne thing was bad. The shoulders, the face, my voice changed. I had a period every other week. – Kelli White

To be able to look life in the face: that’s worth living in a garret for, isn’t it? – Edith Wharton

One thing that I don’t think my critics realize about me is that I’ve been trained to look adversity in the face. – Reggie White

I have this typical Ukrainian face. Even people who know my music don’t recognize me most of the time, thank God. – Neko Case

We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming the disadvantages Indigenous people face. – Malcolm Fraser

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