Denial Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old denial quotes, denial sayings, and denial proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Perhaps you notice how the denial is so often the preface to the justification. Christopher Hitchens
Delay is the deadliest form of denial. C. Northcote Parkinson
The thing about denial is that it doesn't feel like denial when it's going on. Georgina Kleege
When denial is in play, a person simply refuses to recognize the truth, no matter how apparent. Taite Adams
Denial is the lid on our emotional pressure cooker: the longer we leave it on, the more pressure we build up. Sooner or later, that pressure is bound to pop the lid, and we have an emotional crisis. Susan Forward
Denial exists when three beliefs intersect: 1. It cannot happen. 2. It cannot happen to you. 3. It cannot happen to you now. Johnnie Dent Jr.
Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning. CHARLES TREMPER
Clouds cannot cover secret places, nor denials conceal truth. Demosthenes
Denial does not solve the problem. Denial does not make the problem go away. Denial does not give us peace of mind, which is what we are really seeking when we engage in it. Denial is a liar. It compounds the problem, because it keeps us from seeing a solution, and taking action to resolve it. BILL KORTENBACH
Never underestimate the power of denial. Wes Bently
The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race. Charles Bradlaugh
Denial is the number one aspect of medicine. That's why people don't get check-ups. Larry L. King
That which is denied cannot be healed. Brennan Manning
God's delay is not God's denial. Robert H. Schuller
The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential is their denial of it. Simon Travaglia
Denial of one appetite sharpens the others. Mason Cooley
It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial. Zoe Saldana
Denial is a very powerful thing. Jane Velez-Mitchell
Remember to be honest with yourself. Denial is how we often get stuck in the same place in life. unknown
Denial is the way we handle what we cannot handle. Anonymous
I think denial's fascinating. It's a jokey word, but it really happens, and sometimes in enormous ways. Marian Keyes
The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential is their denial of it. Antje Traue
More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them. Harold J. Smith
Denial is the worst form of truth. Ella The Wise and powerful
Denial is useful defense mechanism until it's not. Rosalind Kaplan
Denial does not change reality for everyone else. Only for the one denying and those who are foolish enough to believe the fantasy. Elle Casey
Being in denial never resolved any problem for anyone, anywhere. Muhammed Haider
No denial of the truth will ever invalidate it. Nikki Rosen
At first, they'll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they'll dislike you. Criss Jami
Denial is the worst kind of lie...because it is the lie you tell yourself. Michelle A. Homme
Denial and inactivity prepare people well for the roles of victim and corpse. John Leach
Living in denial only makes accepting the truth that much harder. Jules F.
As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolisnes. R.C. Sproul
Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd. Annie Besant
The speed of the human mind is remarkable. So is its inability to face the obvious. SIMON MAWER
The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid. Richard Bach
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. Mark Twain
Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it. George R.R. Martin
The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists. Isaac Asimov
Better a friendly denial than unwilling compliance. PROVERBS
It is not necessary to deny another's reality in order to affirm your own. Anne Wilson Schaef
One picture is worth 1,000 denials. Ronald Reagan
Denial, perhaps, is a necessary human mechanism to cope with the heartaches of life. Richard Paul Evans
The road of denial leads to the precipice of destruction. John Bunyan
What state do you live in? Denial. Bill Watterson
Underneath all that denial, you're someone who's deeply, deeply nice. David Levithan
Denial is an ugly thing. Nicholas Sparks
Denial, they say, stands for Don't even notice I am lying. Human beings are the only animals who are happily lied to by our own minds about what is actually happening around us. Cesar Millan
I would rather have regrets of excess than regrets of denial. Jeanette Winterson
Denial is a wall in which love hides behind. unknown
Self-denial is indulgence of a propensity to forego. Ambrose Bierce
The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North, for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair. Angelina Grimke
Those who deny the existence of the truth postulate the truth of their denial and plainly contradict themselves. Antonio Machado
The only atheism is the denial of truth. Arthur Lynch
I find I am constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself and present this as the meaningful whole, eclipsing or denying the other parts of self. Audre Lorde
It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept. Bill Watterson
Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief. There is a grace in denial. It is nature's way of letting in only as much as we can handle. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Deny any part of Reality, and you will lose your awareness of all of It. ELIZABETH A. CRONKHITE
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. Ernest Hemingway
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Frederick Douglass
Denial was a weapon; it killed truth, numbed the mind, and I was a junkie. John Hart
The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma. Judith Lewis Herman
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Melody Beattie
Dreams of innocence are just that; they usually depend on a denial of reality that can be its own form of hubris. Michael Pollan
The trouble with denial is that when the truth comes, you aren't ready. Nina LaCour
To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul. Oscar Wilde
I could deny it if I liked. I could deny anything if I liked. Oscar Wilde
Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it. Sara Gruen
Denial is like an old blanket. I loved to get on under that thing and curl up and sleep. Taylor Jenkins Reid
A man who denies his past is a man who truly denies himself a future, for he refuses to know himself, and to deny knowledge of oneself is to stumble through life as handicapped as the blind mute. Tobsha Learner
Most people find facts irritating. Facts interfere with their systems of denial. Walter Darby Bannard