Quotes / Brutal Honesty

"Grumpy glum cunt Morrissey is back for another episode of Yes, Morrissey Hates Life More Than You Do. Morrissey is flipping off the clouds and slapping the wind while touring the US and to promote his show in Colorado, the British ball of vegan bitterness decided to give his thoughts on the current state of music... Of course, his thoughts on the current state of music are certified bitchy and I love it. Morrissey believes that the mainstream music industry is just a backed-up toilet that keeps spewing out more and more shit. Tell it, Morrissey!"
Michael K., "Who's Morrissey Hating On Now?"

"I have the results of the employee morale survey. The number one issue is 'not enough open and honest communication from management.' Well, okay, I'm willing to give that a try." (to Wally) Management is looting the company while hiding the fact that we're in a death spiral. (to Alice) Whenever you talk, I think about my fishing lures until the noise stops. (to all) When I see an employee suffer, it excites me in ways I don't understand. (to Wally) On nine separate occasions, I've fired bald guys because I thought they were you. (to all) If this doesn't work for you, let me know on the next employee morale survey.

"All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness."

A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent
William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

I just try to be really, really honest with people when I think... that they suck!
Santana Lopez, Glee

You look like Freddy Krueger face-fucked a topographical map of Utah.
Weasel, Deadpool

Giles: Cordelia, have you actually ever heard of tact?
Cordelia: Tact is just not saying true stuff. I'll pass.

Anya: Everybody's so nice. Nobody says what's on their minds.
Spike: You do. That's why you're the only one of them I wouldn't bite if I had the chance.

Niles: The minute you develop feelings for someone, you get scared and find a way to sabotage things.
Frasier: I'd like to strike you, of course, but you speak the truth.

Avery: What was our deal when we first got together? Brutal truth. Remember?
Jerry: I think you added the "brutal."

Look, I'm just being honest. That excuses me from empathy or tact, right?

I tell the truth. It's what I do. It doesn't make me a bad doctor. Everyone walks around this place lying. We tell a patient who's dying that there's hope when there is no hope. Maybe I'm a pig. Maybe I'm an ass. Maybe I'm a vermin like everybody says. But I tell the truth. It's the only thing I got going for me, and you don't get to take that away and call it a lesson. Sir.
Alex, to Dr. Burke, Grey's Anatomy

''Wow! This tastes awful!"
Teddie, upon eating Chie's awful omelette, Persona 4

"I hate lies and flattery. There's no point in wasting praise on the selfish."
Emi Nakasuka, Girls und Panzer, "Little Army"

Atta: Flik, what do you have to say for yourself?
Flik: Sorry. I'm sorry for the way I am. I didn't mean for things to go so wrong. I especially didn't wanna make you look bad, Princess.
Atta: Well, Flik, ya did.

Barney: What? It was terrible. Oh, come on, you guys agree, right? Hey, sorry, I'm just being honest, 'cause, you know, we're friends.
Lily: Friends make each other feel good, they build each other up and support them. That's what being a good friend is about."
Barney: Yeah, if you're a Smurf.

Kyouka: Are we supposed to beat (Hayari), too?
Kanna': Nah. You're just here to be my sparring partners.
Finch: Sooner or later, both of us will probably wind up dead. Actually dead this time. I said I'd tell you the truth. Didn't say you'd like it.
Person of Interest, "Pilot"

Bullock: Let's get something straight form the git-go, I think you're a freak and a menace, and those are your good points. But the Commish says you serve a purpose, so I go along.
Batman: I appreciate your honesty.
Batman: The Animated Series, "A Bullet For Bullock"

Eminem: You know what? I think you fucked up.
George: How's that?
Eminem: I think you fucked up. I think... [sighs] I don't think you shoulda took that medicine.
George: Why not?
Eminem: I don't know, personally I think you shoulda just let yourself die. Honestly, man, what are you gonna do now? Make another bullshit movie? Fuck another chick who doesn't like you? Ya know, that was your way out, right there. Now you're fuckin' stuck.
Eminem: So now that you've got this, um, "second chance", man, like... What do you want?
George: I kinda don't want anything.
Eminem: So then what are we celebrating?

Bringin' you the truth, no matter how bad it hurts.
Three Dog, Fallout 3

Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic.
Karen Walker, Will & Grace

The person who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as the honesty. Possibly more.
Richard Needham

You have told a truth that cuts deep
Wounding Truth description, Sunless Sea

I cannot understand how being honest can be considered improper. Maybe this is why I don't have any friends.
Max Jerry Horowitz, Mary and Max

Supergirl: You. Find someplace to hide.
Girl: But my mom —
Skallox: Your mother is dead! Now run for your life.
Supergirl: You couldn't put that more gently?
Skallox: Seriously, new girl? Gently?

Woman: Oh, Superman! What do you think of our little darlings? Aren't they cute in the super-costumes some of them have on?
Superman: Did you say darlings, madam? Frankly, this is the worst collection of misbehaved brats I've ever seen! And you tried to flatter me, dressing your babies like me, hoping I'd pick them as winners!
Woman: How dare you? I hever heard such rudeness!
Lois Lane: Superman! Did you have to be so blunt? Everyone's offended!
Superman: Did you expect me to be a hypocrite and praise those little demons? I just had to tell the truth as I saw it!
Superman Volume 1 #176

Girl 1: Supergirl! How'd you like the food? We cooked it all ourselves!
Supergirl: Er... You meant well, kids! But frankly, the salad tasted like moldy hay, and the chicken wasn't fried... It was burned!
Girl 2: (sobbing) How could you say such cruel things, Supergirl? We've never been so humiliated!
Girl 1: And we called her our heroine!
Supergirl: But, girls... You asked for the truth... and you got it!
Superman Volume 1 #176

Elan: Geez, Belkar, I can't believe you said all that to Roy. Don't you think it was a little harsh?
Belkar: Isn't that why you losers keep me around? Hurting people is the only thing I'm good at.

I'm not here to blow smoke up your ass.

"I never gave anybody hell. I just told the truth and they think it's hell".

Anansi: You want help? Fine. Let me tell you a story. "Once upon a time, a man got fucked." Now, how is that for a story? 'Cause that's the story of black people in America! [laughs] Shit, you all don't know you're black yet. You think you just people. Let me be the first to tell you that you are all black. The moment these Dutch motherfuckers set foot here and decided they white, and you get to be black, and that's the nice name they call you. Let me paint a picture of what's waiting for you on the shore. You arrive in America, land of opportunity, milk and honey and guess what? You all get to be slaves. Split up, sold off, and worked to death. The lucky ones get Sunday off to sleep and fuck and make more slaves and all for what? For cotton? Indigo? For a fuckin' purple shirt? The only good news is the tobacco your grandkids are gonna farm for free is gonna give a shitload of these white motherfuckers cancer. And I ain't even started yet. A hundred years later. You're fucked. A hundred years after that. Fucked. A hundred years after you get free, you're still getting fucked out a job and shot at by police. You see what I'm saying?
[a slave shakes in rage]
Anansi: This guy gets it. I like him. He's getting angry. Angry is good. Angry... gets... shit... done. You shed tears for Compé Anansi, and here he is telling you, you are staring down the barrel of three hundred years of subjugation, racist bullshit, and heart disease. He is telling you there isn't one goddamn reason you shouldn't go up there right now and slit the throats of every last one of these Dutch motherfuckers and set fire to this ship!
Slave: [in Ghanaian] But the ship will burn. All of us will die.
Anansi: [chuckles] You already dead, asshole. At least die a sacrifice for something worthwhile. Let the motherfucker burn! LET IT ALL BURN!

"Cynicism is just an unpleasant way of telling the truth."
Lady Ev, Emerald City

Oh, you've redecorated! I don't like it.
The Tenth Doctor, regarding the Eleventh's TARDIS, Doctor Who, "The Day of the Doctor"

Bill: What if you're wrong?!
The Twelfth Doctor: Well, we'll be horribly murdered.
Doctor Who, "Oxygen"