30+ Beautiful, Brutally Honest Sayings


Though we all love those words or phrases that make us feel warm and fuzzy inside, sometimes we just want to be told the truth. If there’s one thing I treasure in this world it is a friend who will give it to me straight. I’ll take one real friend over a thousand shallow ones any day.

Don’t sugar-coat it for me. Tell me I’m acting absurdly, slap me around, shake me up – be brutally honest. Because if I can’t handle the truth, how will I navigate through this life?

If we’re in a relationship, be vulnerable. Don’t play games. Just tell me what you feel.

Here I’ve compiled 30+ sayings that are slightly bitter but brutally honest. I hope you enjoy them. (Honestly, I do.)



December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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