Top 44 Acquaintance Quotes

In this post, you will find great Acquaintance Quotes from famous people, such as Albert J. Nock, Isabella Bird, Pierre Boulez, Amitava Kumar, Kathryn Minshew. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I am said to be difficult of acquaintance, unwilling to

I am said to be difficult of acquaintance, unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy, not diffident, but formal and unresponsive, tending constantly to hold people off.
Yokohama does not improve on further acquaintance. It has a dead-alive look. It has irregularity without picturesqueness, and the grey sky, grey sea, grey houses, and grey roofs, look harmoniously dull.
The first time I came to New York in 1952, I was busy with music. I made the acquaintance at this period with John Cage, and also the acquaintance of Varese for the first time. We were very good friends. He gave me some scores, and we recorded them a little later.
I didn’t know V. S. Naipaul very well, and to a large extent, my acquaintance with him was limited to meetings at literary festivals.
The first time you meet someone, they’re a new acquaintance, the second time you have a bit of an understanding, and the third time you meet them, you’re old hats.
When an acquaintance goes by I often step back from my window, not so much to spare him the effort of acknowledging me as to spare myself the embarrassment of seeing that he has not done so.
Sight by Jessie Greengrass was put up on Instagram by an acquaintance, so no one actually recommended it to me personally and yet it had a profound effect on me. The book deals with the conflicting emotions brought to the surface when you are deep in the throes of your ‘child-bearing’ years.
The old Rankin-Bass animated specials seemed to exist in a loosely shared reality, which is what attracted me to them. Santa, Snow Miser, Rudolph, Frosty, even the Easter Bunny seemed to be on nodding acquaintance with each other, even if only in cameo appearances in each other’s cartoons.
Acquaintance lessens fame.
Bigger stories are made out of longer acquaintance with fact and character, but I also love the tiny stories in which almost everything has to be inferred and imagined.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines, and my acquaintance with so many of the officers, the origin of which I have already mentioned, enabled me to gain much important information as to the position and designs of the enemy.
Belle Boyd
Augmenting your appearance so drastically that it elicits a reaction from literally every acquaintance you greet is a sea change.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one’s acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one’s friends, and show that one’s alive.
Frances Burney
O thou Sun, send me as far over the earth as is my pleasure and thine, and may I make the acquaintance of good men, but never hear anything of bad ones, nor they of me.
I wouldn’t say I’m a friend of David Byrne, but I guess I’m an acquaintance. I’m obviously an admirer, and we’ve met, but we don’t call and chat about ‘Breaking Bad‘ or anything.
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.
James Prescott Joule
Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.
William Dunbar
I love to be loved. Whether it is by a significant other or an acquaintance, I get it.
My first acquaintance with ‘Peter Pan‘ was back when I lived in South London. I was at art school, and I needed to earn money, so I got a job as a stagehand at the Wimbledon Theatre, and ‘Peter Pan’ was on tour there with Donald Sinden, who was playing Captain Hook.
John Stamos is a good acquaintance of mine.
I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
I might have lost an acquaintance because of ‘Pregnant Women Are Smug.’ But we weren’t close. Actually, I don’t know if the woman knows the song is about her. I have a feeling she might.
Riki Lindhome
You can gain in your effectiveness as a politician from a wide acquaintance with the world and from a degree of independence that having some outside interests gives.
When a man looks across a street, sees a pretty girl, and waves at her, that’s not a rendezvous, that’s a passing acquaintance. When he walks across the street and nibbles on her ear, that’s a rendezvous!
Wally Schirra
The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.
Kenneth Williams
Whether it is a relationship with family members, girlfriends, friends, or co-workers – every relationship is important. Even a casual acquaintance means something to me.
The most accomplished way of using books is to serve them as some people do lords; learn their titles and then brag of their acquaintance.
As someone who has more than a passing acquaintance with most of the 20th century presidents, I have often thought that their accomplishments have little staying power in shaping popular views of their leadership.
I've never understood people who treat their loved ones

I’ve never understood people who treat their loved ones worse and with less respect than they would a total stranger or minor acquaintance.
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance: and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
George Catlin
It’s so funny because when you’re working with an acquaintance or someone else, you’re being more polite. I find that I’m a little bit more of a brat when I’m in the studio with my dad, so I feel bad.
Nearly every season, I make the acquaintance of one or more new flowers. It takes years to exhaust the botanical treasures of any one considerable neighborhood, unless one makes a dead set at it, like an herbalist.
My mother was a children‘s librarian. I remember when traditional stories were revised for modern audiences until they bore only a nodding acquaintance with the originals, but were released as ‘authentic Indian stories’ when they were, in fact, nothing of the kind.
Patricia Briggs
A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science.
I get to be the nosiest friend or acquaintance that anyone has because it’s – my job is to ask you about your dating life all the time.
Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.
George Boole
The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger. He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and, though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence felt by everybody about the place.
Kenneth Grahame
Facebook is looking to help you distribute content to who you want to distribute to. Facebook gets a lot better if you put each of your friends into either your ‘close friend’ or ‘acquaintance’ list.
I can’t count a single conservative of my acquaintance that doesn’t include charitable work in their list of priorities.
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.