Quotes / Nice Guy

Somebody told me,
"Don't wear your heart on your sleeve,
because one day,
they all will leave."
What really matters is inside,
no one ever gives it to the nice guy,
the nice guy.
Starflyer 59, "Nice Guy"

He is not a hero, not a man that is widely talked about, not a man who should be toasted at public dinners, not a man who should be spoken of with conventional absurdity as "the perfect divine". He's simply a good man, without guile, believing humbly in the religion he has striven to teach, and guided by the precepts he has striven to learn. My friends, I give you our Mr. Harding.
Archdeacon Grantly, The Barchester Chronicles ("The Warden")

Gwen: (after Geoff is voted off) Are you guys all crazy?! Geoff is the nicest guy in the world!
Duncan: Yeah! Bingo, sister!
Owen: As if Heather could defeat "nice".
Heather: The power of "nice" is huge! And we're not worried about you in that department, Gwen.
Geoff: No sweat, Gwen. Ciao dudes!

In one particular the novels of the White Neck-cloth School are meritoriously realistic — their favourite hero, the Evangelical young curate is always rather an insipid personage.

As Iíve said before, every Doctor is in part a reaction against his predecessor. And so Davisonís Doctor is defined first and foremost by his comparative lack of dominating presence. One is tempted — doubly so because this story is overtly an Agatha Christie story — to cite Raymond Chandlerís description of the detective in The Simple Art of Murder, specifically the bit about 'But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself meanÖ' That is very much where Davisonís Doctor is pitched. He is not a world-saving hero so much as a good man in a not very good universe who nevertheless loves the universe and wants to explore it.
Dr. Phil Sandifer on Doctor Who ("Black Orchid")

In a most non-non-non odious move, Keanu Reeves waited outside in a totally incommodious drencher for 20 minutes before being allowed entrance into the Daughter Of God wrap party. Yeah, dude — the very same celebration at which he most excellently found a stranger's credit cardÖ The owner of the most resplendent club at which the soirée took place spoke to the gossip dudes as well, saying, "I didn't know he was kept waiting, and he didn't say anything to me." He added, non-heinously, "He's a very relaxed person."

A totally outstanding example of a supremely stellar dude, emphasizing once again that most harmonious phrase: Be excellent to each other.
Kelly Conaboy, "Keanu Reeves Waited 20 Bogus Minutes Outside of His Own Party"

He often said he was just selfish, wanting everyone to like him, and that's what she had thought for a long while herself. But compared with others, including herself, he was, even with that motive in mind, the most caring and compassionate person she knew.


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