Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
— Max Beerbohm

He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp.
G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg blunt quote

How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.
— Robert Blair

About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
— Edsger Dijkstra

Being blunt with your feelings is very American. In this big country, I can be as brash as New York, as hedonistic as Los Angeles, as sensuous as San Francisco, as brainy as Boston, as proper as Philadelphia, as brawny as Chicago, as warm as Palm Springs, as friendly as my adopted home town of Dallas, Fort Worth, and as peaceful as the inland waterway that rubs up against my former home in Virginia Beach.
— blunt quotation by Martina Navratilova