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Insult Quotes by Eliza Bisbee Duffey, Tanith Lee, Mario Puzo, Neville Chamberlain, Wale, Rob Bell and many others.

It seems an insult to nature and to the Creator to imagine that pregnancy was ever intended to be a sickness.
Eliza Bisbee Duffey
If they had said my writing wasn’t good enough, fair enough, that’s an opinion. But to say it’s too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young.
Tanith Lee
Accidents don’t happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult.
Mario Puzo
Though I never shout at Labour Members or insult them, I can never understand the psychology of some of our men who endeavoured to reason with them.
Neville Chamberlain
It’s a trend to insult Wale, like that makes you cool on the Internet, and a part of it is because I respond.
When someone wrongs us, we rarely (if ever) want to do the same thing back. Why? Because we want to do something more harmful. Likewise, when someone insults us, our instinct is to search for words that will be more insulting.Revenge always escalates.
Rob Bell
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
Mark Twain
President Obama’s actions are an unconscionable betrayal of America’s fundamental values and a profound insult to the oppressed Cuban people.
Mario Diaz-Balart
Good satire is about attacking the powerful, and that tends to be more the purview of the left. Maybe there’s something about the conservative mindset that confuses mean-spirited name-calling and insults with actual humor.
Tom Tomorrow
I’d call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.
Woody Allen
If you really have integrity, there are very few people who can insult you, or honor you.
Bill Russell
He who has realized love for God in his heart is tireless in his pursuit of the Lord his God, and bears every hardship, reproach and insult nobly, never thinking the least evil of anyone.
Maximus the Confessor
Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you.
Groucho Marx
In some ways, risk-taking is the ultimate act of self-indulgence , an obscene insult to the preciousness of life. And yet, how can one dismiss something that persists despite every reasonable theory that it shouldn’t?
Sebastian Junger
People say I seem very negative about new music – well, if somebody asks me what I think of Keane, I’ll tell ’em. I don’t like ’em. I’ll obviously take it a step too far and grossly insult the keyboard player’s mam or summat, but I’m afraid that’s just me.
Noel Gallagher
Beauty is there to be noticed. Too often it is taken for granted because we are moving too fast to let it in and allow it to deliver its message in us. We need to pay attention. To show indifference to beauty is an insult to its Creator.
Luci Shaw
Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
Cordell Hull
The concept of fate is an open insult against man’s willpower!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Imagine going to the holy land in Israel, whether you’re a Christian or a Jew or a Muslim, and start carving up the mountain of Zion. It’s an insult to our entire being. It’s bad enough getting four white faces carved in up there [on Mount Rushmore], the shrine of hypocrisy.
Russell Means
He who does not take insults seriously, is on the path to wisdom.
Paulo Coelho
We do not need to have a president who insults Mexicans and Latinos and Muslims and women and veterans and African-Americans, we need a president who brings us together, not divides us up.
Bernie Sanders
To try to write better than you do now is to risk rejection and failure. But not to risk those things in an insult to yourself, to other writers, and to your readers.
LouAnne Johnson
The most effective comeback to an insult is silence.
Russell Lynes
When an evil-doer, seeing you practise goodness, comes and maliciously insults you, you should patiently endure it and not feel angry with him, for the evil-doer is insulting himself by trying to insult you.
Gautama Buddha
I’m not sure why we want each other,” she grumbled. “Nor am I, but the fact remains that we do want each other.” “Maybe I’m just shallow. You’re quite pretty.” “For now, that will do.” Infuriating man. Couldn’t take an insult the way she intended. -Annabelle and Zacharel
Gena Showalter
You’re getting well,’ Samuel said. ‘Some people think it’s an insult to the glory of their sickness to get well. But the time poultice is no respecter of glories. Everyone gets well if he waits around.
John Steinbeck
You’ve been checking me out, haven’t you? In between your flaming insults? I feel like man candy.
J. Lynn
I have to admit that I don’t even try to speak Russian, though I understand it perfectly. I wouldn’t want to insult the language by testing out my pronunciations
Lana Wood
Not expecting someone to measure up is an insult
Marshall Sylver
Don’t call my lyrics poetry. It’s an insult to real poets.
Bernie Taupin
Using insult instead of argument is the sign of a small mind.
Laurie R. King
Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness. To-night at least, I would be her guest-as I was her child; my mother would lodge me without money and without price.
Charlotte Bronte
Insult comedy has been around forever. I can make fun of people, and they won’t get mad at me.
Lisa Lampanelli
Cats are possessed of a shy, retiring nature, cajoling, haughty, and capricious, difficult to fathom. They reveal themselves only to certain favored individuals, and are repelled by the faintest suggestion of insult or even by the most trifling deception.
Pierre Loti
Where there seems to be a difference between guys being nuts and women being nuts is that guys are much more open in calling each other on stuff; lots of insults and dirty names. Whereas women will talk frankly and honesty, but there also seems to be more passive aggressiveness.
Paul Feig
The Informe should no longer be the scene used to insult, beat, and criticize on the basis of preconfigured conceptions.
Adolfo Aguilar Zinser
Coach,” Annabeth said, “it was an accident. We were talking, and we fell asleep.” “Besides,” Percy said, “you’re starting to sound like Terminus.” Hedge narrowed his eyes. “Is that an insult, Jackson? ‘Cause I’ll-I’ll Terminus you, buddy!
Rick Riordan
I’m dying and all I hear are insults!
Charles M. Schulz
I’m not myself religious but have no wish to insult or denigrate those who are.
Martin Rees
I dont mean to insult television, but a lot of the time, its pretty straightforward. If you say, I love you, you mean I love you. There isnt time for anything more.
Michael Learned
Poets should be law-givers; that is, the boldest lyric inspiration should not chide and insult, but should announce and lead the civil code, and the day’s work.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think that one way of diffusing an insult is to turn it around and laugh at yourself – that’s a way of coping with it – and another is to just ignore it.
Dan Fox
Never insult anyone by accident.
Robert A. Heinlein
He who parades his virtues seldom leads the parade. He who puts up with insult invites injury. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life. This life in the present.
Henry David Thoreau
Stating my views on Islam has brought me to court on charges of ‘group insult’ and incitement to racial hatred. I am being tried for voicing opinions that I – and my constituents – consider to be the truth. I am being tried for challenging the views that the ruling establishment wants to impose on us as the truth.
Geert Wilders
The time is fast approaching when to call a man a patriot will be the deepest insult you can offer him. Patriotism now means advocating plunder in the interest of the privileged classes of the particular State system into which we have happened to be born.
Leo Tolstoy
Every morning, I take a deep breath and then go online to discover what new insult or smear has been thrown in my direction. Whether it’s tweets, blogposts or comment threads, the abuse is as relentless as it is vicious.
Mehdi Hasan
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
Oscar Wilde
I’ve always followed my father’s advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.
John Wayne
One insult pocketed soon produces another.
Thomas Jefferson
Sure, I’ve seen people like you before – but I had to pay an admission.
Russell Lynes
There is nothing to be done. Just make sure nothing is wasted. Take notes. Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind.
Janet Finch
We Woosters do not lightly forget. At least, we do – some things – appointments, and people’s birthdays, and letters to post, and all that – but not an absolutely bally insult like the above.
P. G. Wodehouse
A close associate of his gave an interview in which the book was described as quotes ‘fiction from being to end’. I suffered trial by tabloid for a couple of weeks, lots of insults in the press, in the columns – this man should be put in the tower and so on.
Anthony Holden
Move as a total being, and accept things. Just for twenty-four hours, try it – total acceptance, whatsoever happens. Someone insults you, accept it; don’t react, and see what happens. Suddenly you will feel an energy flowing in you that you have not felt before.
I would rather insult you than lose you, he said, and before any of them could make a move to stop him, he cast both items into the fire.
Cassandra Clare
A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
Frederick Douglass
Cease your insults to God, quit consulting flesh and blood. Stop your lame, lying, and cowardly excuses. Enlist!
Charles Studd
Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
Raoul Vaneigem
How do you know that, Philo, dear?” But Philologos had had enough of being condescended to. “Because, Lamion, I am not as dumb as you think I am, even if you are.” By the time Lamion had parsed this to make sure that there was in fact an insult at the end of it, Hilarion had laid a restraining hand on his arm.
Megan Whalen Turner
Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
Oscar Levant
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde
… religious insults are considered acceptable even by those who decry slurs about race, ethnicity, and gender. Religious people seem to deserve such treatment.
William Murchison
Nature will not be Buddhist: she resents generalizing, and insults the philosopher in every moment with a million fresh particulars.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes, questions are more hurtful than insults.
Mitch Albom
Youever insult Bride again, I swear I’ll rip your throat out and feed you to the gators in the swamp. You understand me?” – Vane
Sherrilyn Kenyon
What do I do? (Jeff) Well, not to insult a man who looks like a rocket scientist in comparison to you, but…run, Forrest, run. (Rafael)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
She has a wash and wear bridal gown.
Henny Youngman
You cannot insult a man more atrociously than by refusing to believe he is suffering .
Cesare Pavese
Then my father’s features hardened. “You can’t expect my blessings on this disastrous mistake.” The words were directed at me, but Vlad responded. “I wouldn’t insult you by asking. We both know you disapprove and we both know I don’t care. Leila’s opinion is the only one that matters, and she said yes.
Jeaniene Frost
I love it when someone insults me. That means that I don’t have to be nice anymore.
Billy Idol
They turned the country up on its side, and everything loose fell into California.
Frank Lloyd Wright
There’s no reason to trade insults. We have our way of life and they have theirs. I wouldn’t live as they do, but disrespect seems pointless. I’m sure there are good people among them.
Alexei Panshin
You are the strongest argument, yet, against cloning.
Patricia Richardson
I regarded finding I had a form of Alzheimer’s as an insult and decided to do my best to marshal any kind of forces I could against this wretched disease. I have posterior cortical atrophy or PCA. They say, rather ingenuously, that if you have Alzheimer’s it’s the best form of Alzheimer’s to have.
Terry Pratchett
India is still flinching from a cultural insult, still looking for its identity.
Arundhati Roy
You take care and I hope I’ll run into you – when I’m driving.
Rodney Dangerfield
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Hey, look your girlfriend is saying something. Artemis had a vast mental reserve of scathing comebacks at his disposal, but none of them covered girlfriend insults. He wasn’t even sure if it was an insult. And if it was, who was being insulted? Him or the girl?
Eoin Colfer
They who load us with insults and ignominies give us the means of acquiring treasures more precious than any that man can gain in this life.
Ignatius of Loyola
The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights
Hideki Tojo
You know, Obama says we can’t use the word “terrorism.” We can’t use the word “foreign.” We can’t use any of these provocative words that insult them. “Islamic terrorism” is a phrase not permitted to be used by the US government.
Rush Limbaugh
Nobody’s too fat – they’re just too short.
Sam Ewing
The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality.
Patricia Ann Meyer Spacks
Don’t argue. Never deign to deny. Meet insults with laughter.
Leigh Bardugo
I don’t like what you`re doing, but I won’t insult you. Why? Because who you are tomorrow may be better than who I am today
Tariq Ramadan
I wasn’t raised in a household where it was considered abnormal to be gay. So for me to meet people who use the word ‘f-ggot’ as an insult, with a derogatory meaning, I can’t take it.
Ariana Grande
If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.
Edmond de Goncourt
No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute.
Paul Gallico
While the American people have had a big heart, President Trump has had a big mouth, and he has used it to insult the people of Puerto Rico.
Carmen Yulin Cruz
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
He’s a real gentleman. I bet he takes the dishes out of the sink before he pees in it.
Shirley MacLaine
Fearing no insult, asking for no crown, receive with indifference both flattery and slander, and do not argue with a fool.
Alexander Pushkin
Her aunt Sol had once told Shai to smile at the worst insults and snap at the minor ones. That way, no man would know your heart.
Brandon Sanderson
The days when the words ‘Hollywood actor’ framed Ronald Reagan like bunny fingers as an ID tag and an implied insult seem far-off and quaint: nearly everybody in politics – candidate, consultant, pundit, and Tea Party crowd extra alike – is an actor now, a shameless ham in a hoked-up reality series that never stops.
James Wolcott
An insult is mean or unkind. Milton Berle called me the Sultan of Insult, and I was called the King of Insult. But the guy that gave me the best title – and I use it to this day – was Johnny Carson. He called me Mr. Warmth.
Don Rickles
A great mind is above insults, injustice, grief, and raillery, and would be invulnerable were it not open to compassion.
Jean de la Bruyere
Right before the game, she strolled up to me. “Hey, Seaweed Brain.” “Will you stop calling me that?” She knows I hate that name, mostly because I never have a good comeback. She’s the daughter of Athena, which doesn’t give me a lot of ammunition. I mean, “Owl-head” and “Wise Girl” are kind of lame insults.
Rick Riordan
To insult someone we call him ‘bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, ‘human’ might be the greater insult.
Isaac Asimov
He has the vocal modulation of a railway-station announcer, the expressive power of a fence-post and the charisma of a week-old head of lettuce.
Fintan O’Toole
He called you pretty…That’s practically an insult, the way you look right now…You’re much more than beautiful.
Stephenie Meyer
The truth is that I’m a very down-to-earth person. I’ve been called a brat but that’s an insult to my parents. They didn’t raise a brat. I’m not an immature, insensitive person.
Princess Stephanie of Monaco
If you can’t ignore an insult, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh it off; and if you can’t laugh it off, it’s probably deserved.
Russell Lynes
It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.
Harper Lee
If you are capable of submitting to insult you ought to be insulted.
I was not offended, my love. An insult is like a drink; it affects one only if accepted. And pride is too heavy baggage for my journey.
Robert A. Heinlein
He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.
Benjamin Disraeli
*Appendix usually means “small outgrowth from large intestine,” but in this case it means “additional information accompanying main text.” Or are those really the same things? Think carefully before you insult this book.
Pseudonymous Bosch
Patience serves us against insults precisely as clothes do against the cold. For if you multiply your garments as the cold increases, that cold cannot hurt you; in the same way increase your patience under great offenses, and they cannot hurt your feelings.
Leonardo da Vinci
The most common-place people become highly imaginative when they are in a passion. Whole dramas of insult, injury, and wrong pass before their minds,–efforts of creative genius, for there is sometimes not a fact to go upon.
Arthur Helps
If there’s anyone still present whom I’ve failed to insult . . . I apologize.
Edward Abbey
My best friend is disabled. There’s nothing he hates more than being left out of the jokes, to be treated with kid gloves. That’s the insult.
Jeff Ross
To praise princes for virtues they do not possess is to insult them without fear of consequences.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There have been huge Muslim demonstrations against cartoons depicting Muhammad and any other perceived insult against Islam. But I am unaware of a single demonstration of Muslims against Muslim terror directed at non-Muslims.
Dennis Prager
We are not going to eliminate imperialism by shouting insults at it.
Amilcar Cabral
YouTube is full of pieces of trash. If you want to look on YouTube and find something that insults you, you can probably find it.
Salman Rushdie
Let others know when they have hurt or angered you. By not speaking up when someone insults or mistreats you, you are inadvertently giving permission for him or her to continue to treat you in the same way in the future.
Beverly Engel
I don’t think someone should try to bully and insult their way to the presidency.
Hillary Clinton
The first indication of menopause is a broken thermostat. It’s either that or your weight. In any case, if you don’t do something, you could be dead by August. God, middle age is an unending insult.
Dorothea Benton Frank
Envy honors the dead in order to insult the living.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
The (U.K.) government’s thesis that the countryside of upland and coastal Britain is ‘worth sacrificing to save the planet’ is an insult to science, economics and politics. But the greatest insult is to aesthetics. The trouble is that aesthetics has no way of answering back.
Simon Jenkins
A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
Louis Nizer
I don’t write about Google except to insult the company.
Kara Swisher
Lemmings with suicide vests. It’s kind of an insult to lemmings to call them lemmings, so they’d have to be more than just a lemming, because jumping to your death is not enough.
Devin Nunes
I don’t like to insult people and I encourage them.
Javed Jaffrey
We’re doing a great disservice to our young people because the only protection is abstinence, as condoms have been proven fallible. The federal government should not be telling young people to use condoms. It’s also an insult to teenagers, reducing them to the level of a dog that can’t control its hormones.
Christine O’Donnell
Enjoy the insult as you deliver it, before you learn its cost.
Mason Cooley
There but for the grace of God, goes God.
Winston Churchill
No one seems to have learned, or can remember, the magic words that calm people when they are frightened or threatened: “I’m sorry; I didn’t see you; are you all right?” The inability to speak these words, I observe, goes right along with a propensity for mindless insults.
Carol Tavris
The best way to measure the loss of intellectual sophistication – this “nerdification,” to put it bluntly – is in the growing disappearance of sarcasm, as mechanic minds take insults a bit too literally.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
You would make a great teacher. (Grace) Commander to teacher. Why not call me Cato the Elder, and really insult me while you’re at it? (Julian)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
She is running around talking about how this is an insult to sportsmen, how she values the Second Amendment. She’s talking like she’s Annie Oakley.
Barack Obama
Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.
Henry David Thoreau
I just don’t believe that you have to come in and insult people when you want to change things.
Sydney Schanberg
I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!” yelled Uncle Vernon. Hagrid seized his pink umbrella and whirled it over his head “NEVER -” he thundered “- INSULT -ALBUS -DUMBLEDORE – IN – FRONT – OF – ME!
J. K. Rowling
We should never stand upon ceremony with sincerity. We should never cheat and insult and banish one another by our meanness, if there were present the kernel of worth and friendliness. We should not meet thus in haste.
Henry David Thoreau
On top of the insult of destroying the geographic places we call home, the chain stores also destroyed people’s place in the order of daily life, including the duties, responsibilities, obligations, and ceremonies that prompt citizens to care for each other.
James Howard Kunstler
I assure you, you will never survive on your wits alone.
LeBron James
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means.
Clarence Darrow
At my degree show, someone said, ‘It’s nice, but it’s very feminine.’ I said, thank you, taking it as a compliment, but they obviously meant it as an insult.
Cornelia Parker
Insult me all you want. Judge me as much as you want. Say what you think, everything you want. But one thing. Dont touch my fans.
Michael Jackson
People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman, when really they – at least the ones that I know personally – have been waiting for something that doesn’t completely insult them.
Winona Ryder
Here we have perhaps in Mike Pence someone uniquely capable of explaining [Donald] Trump and being Trump and explaining for people who Trump is and what he is. And defending against whatever predictable insults and assaults on Trump that [Tim] Kaine comes up with.
Donald Trump
Ultimately, there is no compromise. Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.
Daniel Pipes
If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon.
Johannes Brahms
Deus ex machina not only erases all meaning and emotion, it’s an insult to the audience. Each of us knows we must choose and act, for better or worse, to determine the meaning of our lives…Deus ex machina is an insult because it is a lie.
Robert McKee
Hey! Guy with scary eyes?” Madison called out. “You know what a moose does when someone insults her family?” Ivan raised his eyebrows. “She does this.” Madison crouched down and charged Ivan. Her head hit him in the stomach.
Rick Riordan
Of all insults, the temporary condescension of a master to a slave is the most outrageous and galling. That potentate who most condescends, mark him well; for that potentate, if occasion come, will prove your uttermost tyrant.
Herman Melville
I never defended myself. Not once. I never said, “Excuse me? What gives you the right to insult and demean me?” I let them steal my dignity.
Julie Anne Peters
Men have periods too, they just don’t bleed.
Tori Amos
The magnanimity and sensibility of a lady who faints when she sees a calf being killed: she is so kindhearted that she can’t look at blood, but enjoys eating the calf served up with sauce.
Leo Tolstoy
This pilot, by far, was the best I ever read – and I hope that insults every other pilot I worked on.
Will Arnett
Some think I wink at them when I shut my eyes to avoid their sight.
Khalil Gibran
Dignity, high station, or great riches, are in some sort necessary to old men, in order to keep the younger at a distance, who are otherwise too apt to insult them upon the score of their age.
Jonathan Swift
I never could tell a joke. I just started talking to the audience, and when the drunks would yell, “Hey, when do the broads come on?” I got good at saying, “Relax. Clear your skin up first.” They called me “the insult guy,” but it’s never mean-spirited. I’m just exaggerating everything about us and about life.
Don Rickles
Change as change is mere flux and lapse; it insults intelligence. Genuinely to know is to grasp a permanent end that realizes itself through changes.
John Dewey
I’m going to insult a whole industry here, but it seems like TV is for people who can’t do film. I’m not talking about actresses; I’m talking about lighting people. Lighting on TV is just so… it’s sinful, it really is.
Kevyn Aucoin
The issues we hear Donald Trump talking about are just so contrary to who we are as a people. They are an affront and an insult to our higher angels and our best selves.
Cory Booker
Heartless praise is not praise at all. It is worthless and an insult to God.
Rick Warren
One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith.
Pope Francis
Let them push you, but do not push; Let them crucify you, but do not crucify. Let them insult, but do not insult. Let them slander, but do not slander. Be meek, and do not be zealous in evil.
Isaac of Nineveh
A humanitarian is always a hypocrite.
George Orwell
Oh, Daja,” moaned Jory, “you sound just like my parents.” She ran from the schoolroom. “Well, there’s no reason to insult me, “muttered Daja, half offended.
Tamora Pierce
Woe to you who insults the intelligence community, if you’re president.
David Brooks
If we have to get married and have a million babies, I hope our relationship will be built on mutual disgust and an endless barrage of ridicule and insults. It feels like the only thing I can count on right now. I don’t want something dumb like respect and affection getting in the way.
Michael Buckley
I am suggesting that as we go through life, we ‘accentuate the positive.’ I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I cannot see him. I cannot have a relationship with my father and be morally consistent… I lived with all these adopted children, so they are my family. To say Soon-Yi was not my sister is an insult to all adopted children.
Ronan Farrow
Wisdom eventually comes to all of us. Someday it might even be your turn.
Leigh Eddings
It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself.
Erich Fromm
God, middle age is an unending insult.
Dorothea Benton Frank
Racism is stupid. It’s an insult to God, arrogantly implying that God goofed-up when he chose to make us all different.
Rick Warren
We have 5000-year-old history which is now almost a part of our DNA. How do you break that? America, for example, doesn’t have that history behind it. It romanticizes rebellion. We look down upon rebellion. It’s an insult. To think out-of-the-box is looked down upon here.
Abhay Deol
You don’t insult American Muslims and religiously profile them the way that has been suggested by Ted Cruz.
Hillary Clinton
I try very hard to be annoying. Don’t insult my ability to annoy.
Rick Riordan
If I had simply wanted to trade on an insult to Islam, I could have done it in a sentence rather than writing a 250,000-word novel, a work of fiction.
Salman Rushdie
Never insult a mans beard, you either get thunder or lightning
Si Robertson
How little do the most wonderful inventions of modern times detain us. They insult nature. Every machine, or particular application, seems a slight outrage against universal laws.
Henry David Thoreau
The truth is always an insult or a joke, lies are generally tastier. We love them. The nature of lies is to please. Truth has no concern for anyone’s comfort
Katherine Dunn
An insult directed at the wicked is not to be censured; on the contrary, the honest man, if he has sense, can only applaud.
People say ‘Poor guy.’ That insults me. I despise sympathy. So I screwed up. I made some mistakes. ‘Poor guy,’ like I’m some victim. There’s nothing poor about me.
Mike Tyson
We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but we never doubt that the U.S. has a unique position in the history of human hopes.
Ferdinand Mount
It is very clear that one way to challenge insults is to submit to them.
Aime Martin
There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford.
John Bradford
Tea is an affront to lunch and an insult to dinner.
Mark Twain
Uninvited criticism is insult.
John L’Heureux
He spares no resource in telling of his dead inventions… Bare verbs he rarely tolerates. He splits infinitives and fills them up with adverbial stuffing. He presses the passing colloquialism into his service. His vast paragraphis sweat and struggle; the
H. G. Wells
I don’t think simple is an insult. Something that’s really simple and great is probably harder to do than something more complex.
Ira Kaplan
To attempt to pay for salvation with church membership, prayers, or good deeds is an insult to Christ, who paid the full price-and is a rejection of the gift of God’s grace.
Dave Hunt
How would you like to feel the way she looks?
Groucho Marx
I never respond to Donald Trump’s personal insults about me. I could care less what he says about me. I’m going to respond when he calls a judge unqualified because of his Mexican heritage, or mocks a reporter with a disability, or says demeaning things about women. And the list goes on.
Hillary Clinton
Complaining is an insult to God.
Monica Mcgowan Johnson
Whoever with fear of God corrects and directs a sinner gains virtue for himself, that of opposition to sin. But whoever insults a sinner with rancor and without good will falls, according to a spiritual law, into the same passion with the sinner.
Marcus Eremita
If you had your life to live over again, do it overseas.
Henny Youngman
It’s not polite to refuse to dress for a parly. It’s an insult to your hostess. After all, correct dress is a part of good manners.
Elsa Schiaparelli
In some ways, risk-taking is the ultimate act of self-indulgence, an obscene insult to the preciousness of life. And yet, how can one dismiss something that persists despite every reasonable theory that it shouldn’t?
Sebastian Junger
Do not desire crosses, unless you have borne those already laid upon you well — it is an abuse to long after martyrdom while unable to bear an insult patiently.
Saint Francis de Sales
You have the Midas touch. Everything you touch turns to a muffler.
Henny Youngman
I don’t have to write jokes. I don’t have to write insults. If you ask the man of the hour in the hot seat, my mere existence is clearly insult enough.
Rachael Ray
People can oftentimes mock me because of my belief in God and many times they insult me when I kneel to pray in many stadiums.
Keylor Navas
Millions of dollars’ worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader’s intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult.
James Randolph Adams
‘The Satanic Verses’ was denied the ordinary life of a novel. It became something smaller and uglier: an insult.
Salman Rushdie
People look at you, and they’ve got just the perfect little box for you, the perfect category. Call you a redneck. Call you a hillbilly. Like those were insults.
Travis Tritt
I regarded finding I had a form of Alzheimer’s as an insult, and I decided to do my best to marshal any kind of forces that I could against this wretched disease. I have posterior cortical atrophy or PCA. They say, rather ingenuously, that if you have Alzheimer’s it’s the best form of Alzheimer’s to have.
Terry Pratchett
Solomon’sexcess became an insult upon the privileges of mankind; for by the same plan of luxury, which made it necessary to have forty thousand stalls of horses,–he had unfortunately miscalculated his other wants, and so had seven hundred wives….
Wise–deluded man!
Laurence Sterne
They always say that Albert Einstein was a genius. Then how come when anyone ever calls you that, it’s an insult? ‘You don’t know where you parked the car? Good job, Einstein.’ I don’t think we’re honoring that man properly by using his name in vain in parking lots.
Brian Regan
I drew a vicious cartoon of an Islamic extremist as a dog, knowing full well what an insult that was is in the Islamic world. Furthermore, I added an apology to dogs everywhere (being a dog lover myself).
Terry Mosher
I just recently realized. It’s very strange. But doing fight scenes with Kate [Beckinsale], I was little bit more cautious. You can go harder with a guy, which I don’t mean as an insult.
Colin Farrell
As a Muslim, I like to watch Fox News for the same reason I like to play ‘Call of Duty.’ Sometimes, I like to turn my brain off and watch strangers insult my family and heritage.
Hasan Minhaj
The one measure of true love is: you can insult the other. –Slavoj Zizek
Russell Brand
My plea is that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight…I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort.
Gordon B. Hinckley
When a man’s knowledge is deep, he speaks well of an enemy. Instead of seeking revenge, he extends unexpected generosity. He turns insult into humor, … and astonishes his adversary who finds no reason not to trust him.
Baltasar Gracian
What we do have to do, is listen to what Donald Trump’s been saying about our military. He’s called it a disaster. He says our military can’t win anymore. That’s a direct insult to every single man and woman who’s wearing the uniform today.
John R. Allen
I do not call reason that brutal reason which crushes with its weight what is holy and sacred, that malignant reason which delights in the errors it succeeds in discovering, that unfeeling and scornful reason which insults credulity.
Joseph Joubert
If you are truly merciful, then when what is yours is unjustly taken, don’t be sad inside, and do not tell of our loss to your neighbor. Let a better loss, inflicted by those who insult you, be absorbed by your mercy.
Isaac of Nineveh
I haven’t ever found any great writing on that wonderful and often unappreciated art form, the insult.
Dick Cavett
Envy is an insult to oneself.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights.
Hideki Tojo
Human cruelty took the form of a pact with the deity. A solemn oath was made to kill everything, in which people forbade themselves any display of reason or compassion. A city or a land was devoted to destruction and it was believed an insult to God if one did not observe the abominable oath.
Ernest Renan
I have cancelled shows before for knowing full well that my heart was not in it at that moment. Why? Because its an insult to the audience.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala
Calling them devadasis we insult God Himself in the name of religion.
Mahatma Gandhi
He doesn’t get ulcers – he gives them.
Henny Youngman
We want to offer people a show that doesn’t insult their intelligence, and really, it’s a fun show to watch. It’s a fast-paced show to watch and has the best wrestling action, but also has the best wrestling personalities. I want everyone to know that AEW is for everybody.
Tony Khan
Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill.
Charles Caleb Colton
If your brains were dynamite there wouldn’t be enough to blow your hat off.
Kurt Vonnegut
Insult is in the ear of the listener. Statements of fact cannot be insulting unless you feel that the label applied indicates some failing, moral or otherwise, in yourself.
Ann Widdecombe
When people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is, ‘you like stuff.’ Which is not a good insult at all, like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human conscience.
John Green
There are two insults which no human being will endure: The assertion that he hasn’t a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
Sinclair Lewis
Life without music would be an intolerable insult.
Edward Abbey
Where did you get your haircut, the pet shop?
Henny Youngman
But I would never insult the people that love this music and I would never insult the blessing of music in my life and I would never insult myself by playing uninspired music.
Ben Harper
I lifted the lid and found a piece of bread and some water—and a rat that quickly darted off the tray. Talk about adding insult to injury.
Richelle Mead
Wrongs unredressed, or insults unavenged.
William Wordsworth
The more I think of you, the less I think of you.
Henny Youngman
Your station is in my heart, and on the necks of those who would insult you.
Charlotte Bronte
I think I’m lucky, in a way, because with the criticism I get online, it’s mostly from really young girls that are fans of One Direction, and they’re kind of already known for being mean online. So the things that they insult me with are things that don’t really bother me.
Anna Todd
I have been in the entertainment business some forty-three years, and I have never said anything detrimental or anything that might be construed as belittling any race or religion. I would be a sucker to do so because you can’t insult the customers.
W. C. Fields
It is only when we decide that ‘ordinary’ is an insult, that we become the exquisite miracles we were born to be.
Tyler Knott Gregson
Personality cults are an insult to Islam.
Ramzan Kadyrov
Don’t say yes until I finish talking.
Darryl F. Zanuck
I’m going to get drunk and insult as many musicians from the 80’s as is humanly possible.
Noel Gallagher
When I was a kid, it was a huge insult to be a geek. Now it’s a point of pride in a weird way.
J. J. Abrams
Science burrows its insulted head in the filth of slaughterous inventions.
Winston Churchill
Tibet’s a tragedy. It’s an insult to human decency.
Elie Wiesel
People thrive on positive reinforcement. They can take only a certain amount of criticism and you may lose them altogether if you criticize them in a personal way… you can make a point without being personal. Don’t insult or belittle your people. Instead of getting more out of them you will get less
Bill Walsh
I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
Mark Twain
Beauty, midnight, vision dies: Let the winds of dawn that blow Softly round your dreaming head Such a day of welcome show Eye and knocking heart may bless, Find our mortal world enough; Noons of dryness find you fed By the involuntary powers, Nights of insult let you pass Watched by every human love.
W. H. Auden
You will certainly grant me that neither antiquity nor whatever nation has devised a more repulsive and blasphemous absurdity than that of eating your God. This is the most disgusting dogma of Christian religion, the greatest insult to the Highest Being, the climax of madness and insanity.
Frederick The Great
The hypocrite takes good advice as an insult.
Nouman Ali Khan
If I were to insult people and mean it, that wouldn’t be funny.
Don Rickles
Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.
Guy Davenport
The bottom line is, insults only hurt when they come from someone I respect.
Kresley Cole
I think history has shown that the worst way to [try to] bring people over and actually change public opinion is by insult and applied degradation of them.
E. O. Wilson
What do you mean, a ghost? The Honorable James Augustus Peregrine Pympoole-Bothame, heir to the fourteenth Earl of Hardsdale, is taking no insults from young girls!
Kerstin Gier
If you speak insults you will hear them also.
That’s not writing, that’s typing
Truman Capote
Do you know how big of an insult that is to me – to say that I had to be brave to confront some ignorant white folks?
James Meredith
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Oscar Wilde
There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god.
John B. S. Haldane
A bad forgery’s the ultimate insult.
John Grant
The one indisputable reality of dictatorship is that dissent, insult, and malevolent language do not go unpunished if it is allowed at all.
Ferdinand Marcos
To say that Agatha Christie’s characters are cardboard cut-outs is an insult to cardboard cut-outs.
Ruth Rendell
The young can exasperate, of course, and frighten, and condescend, and insult, and cut you with their still unrounded edges. But they can also drag you, as you protest and scold and try to pull away, right up to the window of the future, and even push you through.
Laura Moriarty
Your village just called. They’re missing an idiot.
Russell Lynes
[Ulysses is] the work of a queasy undergraduate scratching his pimples.
Virginia Woolf
An ‘insult comic’ is the title I was given. What I do is exaggeration. I make fun of people, at life, of myself and my surroundings.
Don Rickles
However brief our time in the sun, if we waste a second of it, or complain that it is dull or barren or (like a child) boring, couldn’t this be seen as a callous insult to those unborn trillions who will never even be offered life in the first place?
Richard Dawkins
Oh, are we at the insult part of the breakup?” she says. “Because I got in a lot of practice after what happened with Will. I have several choice things to say about her nose.
Veronica Roth
Only cowards insult dying majesty.
To secure respect to a neutral flag requires a naval force organized and ready to vindicate it from insult or aggression.
George Washington
Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz did their best Donald Trump impersonation. All three unleashing an unprecedented string of insults and attacks fit more for a barroom than a presidential debate stage.
Chris Hayes
I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
Aleister Crowley
Learn to be thankful to everyone, to the entire creation, even to your enemy and also to those who insult, because they all help you to grow
Mata Amritanandamayi
Social networking sites are an easy way to insult people. People have sent me messages saying that they are praying for me to get injured. Such messages are not nice, because I love playing football: I love playing for my club; I love playing football for Ghana.
Kevin-Prince Boateng
To say he has a glass chin is an insult to glass.
Larry Merchant
When we were only acquaintances, you let me be myself, but now you’re always protecting me… I won’t be protected. I will choose for myself what is ladylike and right. To shield me is an insult. Can’t I be trusted to face the truth but I must get it second-hand through you? A woman’s place!
E. M. Forster
You look like a talent scout for a cemetery.
Henny Youngman
What should a wise person do when given a blow? Same as Cato when he was attacked; not fire up or revenge the insult., or even return the blow, but simply ignore it.
Seneca the Younger
I don’t know what makes you so dumb but it really works.
Russell Lynes
We’re quick to complain about racism, sexism, homophobia, but it’s not as bad as people make out. If we’re going to be more cohesive, we have to be more relaxed about petty incidents and not find insult where none exists.
Kemi Badenoch
I point out truths when I see them, Brightlord Sadeas. Each man has his place. Mine is to make insults. Yours is to be in-sluts.
Brandon Sanderson
He who is affected by an insult is infected by it.
Jean Cocteau
The easiest time to add insult to injury is when you’re signing somebody’s cast.
Demetri Martin
One does not reflect on a point of honor – that is already dishonor. To submit to insult, to forget a humiliation, to quail before an enemy – all these are signs of a life become worthless and superfluous.
Oswald Spengler
A garbled quotation is equivalent to a betrayal, an insult, a prejudice.
Emile M. Cioran
People talk sometimes of a bestial cruelty, but that’s a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel. The tiger only tears and gnaws, that’s all he can do. He would never think of nailing people by the ears, even if he were able to do it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you.
Andy Andrews
It is an insult for me to have been alive through the times you are calling the so-called civil rights movement. I don’t celebrate my humiliations and my insults.
James Meredith
When it comes to my rights as an American citizen, and yours, I am a triumphalist and an absolutist. Anything less is an insult.
James Meredith
Women’s football in its right is something to celebrate and the quality and the achievement of all the females I represent, it is an insult to them that we talk about women’s football being a step down.
Emma Hayes
Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I’ve told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.
Janet Fitch
I don’t want to get into an insult fight with Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton
Everyone’s so timid and afraid to insult anybody, but in the end, it’s like we’re all trying to please everyone. In the end, we please no one.
Olivia Munn
When people direct insults at me, I can take it.
Eli Roth
I read somewhere that tongue-kissing was coined as an insult to the French reputation of sexual promiscuity. Apparently, American soldiers returned home from World War I and showed their wives and girlfriends what they learned abroad.
Alexia Landeau
Poems allow us not only to bear the tally and toll of our transience, but to perceive, within their continually surprising abundance, a path through the grief of that insult into joy.
Jane Hirshfield
She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.
Mae West
It’s a great medium for trivia and hobbies, but not the place for reasoned, reflective judgment. Suprisingly often, discussions degenerate into acrimony, insults and flames.
Clifford Stoll
To call this a recovery is an insult to recoveries.
Mitch McConnell
It seems to me,’ said the other, ‘That you are simply seeking a pretext to insult the Marquis.’ By George!’ said Syme facing round and looking at him, ‘What a clever chap you are!
Gilbert K. Chesterton
No one much wants to be belittled, but we tolerate slurs surprisingly often for ourselves; for our lionised children, we demand freedom from insult.
Andrew Solomon
There was one thing Bridget like about guys. They took insults well.
Ann Brashares
Donald [Trump], you’re not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency. That’s not going to happen.
Jeb Bush
Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.
Baron de Montesquieu
When you’re away, I’m restless, lonely, wretched, bored, dejected; only here’s the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you’re near.
Samuel Hoffenstein
There is nothing that people bear more impatiently, or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Lord Chesterfield
I think girls who insult people are very attractive.
Howard Hawks
You take insult where none is intended, but if you will find insult where none is meant, then perhaps I should try harder to insult on purpose.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Christians are the only group Hollywood can offend with impunity, the only creed it actually goes out of its way to insult… The tenets of Christianity are regularly held up to ridicule.
Don Feder
I think ideology is toxic, all ideology. It’s not that there are good ones and bad ones. All ideology is toxic, because ideology is a kind of insult to the gift of human free thinking.
Terence McKenna
Inner liberty can be judged by how often a person feels offended, for
you can no more insult a mature man than you can paint the air.
Vernon Howard
Whatever insults my state insults me.
Preston Brooks
Turks have a dismissive phrase: he works like a clerk. I have turned this insult around: I am proud to say that I work like a clerk.
Orhan Pamuk
You are literally too stupid to insult.
Ed Helms
Think it a vile habit to alter works of good composers, to omit parts of them, or to insert new-fashioned ornaments. This is the greatest insult you can offer to Art.
Robert Schumann
His hands are off,” Gabrielle pointed out. “Posture’s wrong,” Kat said. “He’s still … hot,” Gabrielle said, as if it were the greatest insult in the world. “I feel so objectified. So … cheap,” Hale told them.
Ally Carter
It’s hilarious a lot of times. You have a conversation with someone, and he’s like, ‘You speak so well!’ I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Do you understand that’s an insult?
This impeccably researched study of the classic black insult game may be the funniest work of serious scholarship ever published.
Terry Teachout
When you’re as important as I am, getting your feelings hurt by me is almost an honor.
Matt Groening
The peddling of anti-Semitic stereotypes is an insult to a community that has suffered throughout history from the use of such imagery to create the myth of ‘the great Jewish conspiracy.’
Wes Streeting
I Believe she thought I had forgotten my station; and yours, sir.’ ‘Station! Station!– your station is in my heart, and on the necks of those who would insult you, now or hereafter.
Charlotte Bronte
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.
Winston Churchill
The same goes for envy, anger and insults – said the master. – When they are not accepted, they continue to belong to the one who carried them.
Paulo Coelho
Instagram is a Roman arena of insults. Everyone is a lion, but it is fun.
Beth Ditto
She gave him such a look… Man oh man, if looks could kill. That one might have totalled a city block.
Garrison Keillor
The First Amendment was specifically designed for citizens to insult politicians. Libel laws were written to protect law students speaking out on political issues from getting called whores by Oxycontin addicts.
Bill Maher
I admit that invective is one of my pleasures. This only brings me problems in life, but that’s it. I attack, I insult. I have a gift for that, for insults, for provocation. So I am tempted to use it.
Michel Houellebecq
Imitation is always insult–not flattery.
Frank Lloyd Wright
No compliment is ever sufficient and every insult, of course, is true.
Jesse Eisenberg
An insult angers me. Being ignored crushes me.
Mason Cooley
Death in anonymity is the ultimate insult to human dignity.
Kathy Reichs
I never met a white person till I was a grown man. I never went to school with a white till I was twenty-six years old, at Harvard Law School. The insult of segregation was searing and unforgettable. It has left a great scar, and will be with me for the rest of my life.
Randall Robinson
There is no quiet place in the white man’s cities. No place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring, or the rustle of an insect’s wings. But perhaps it is because I am a savage and do not understand. The clatter only seems to insult the ears.
Chief Seattle
Injuries accompanied with insults are never forgiven: all men, on these occasions, are good haters, and lay out their revenge at compound interest.
Charles Caleb Colton
What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian.
Sitting Bull
Begging in the Name of Jesus is an insult to His Name. Use His Name as a king, with boldness!
Chris Oyakhilome
I am worn out by the insults and vexations that this work brings down on us.
Jean le Rond d’Alembert
I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.
Clarence Darrow
When you’re young, you don’t have much sense. You don’t have any reasoning power. You don’t have any ability to take a blow, an insult, a hurt in the right way. There is no way a child can do that. All a child can do is feel the pang of it, the heartache of it.
Vernon Howard
To tolerate is to insult.
Bruce Lee
No sacred fane requires us to submit to insult.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Motherhood is not for the faint-hearted. Frogs, skinned knees, and the insults of teenage girls are not meant for the wimpy.
Danielle Steel
Fascism is not just a word. It`s not just a way to insult someone with whom you disagree. It is a specific thing. It is a specific form of far right politics that involves a sort of narcissistic cult of superman action around the leader of the party.
Rachel Maddow
Fans insult me and call me ‘monkey.’ At first, I was quite shocked, but now I do not give it importance.
Dani Alves
The bad part about being recognized is that when I walk into a restaurant and sit down, I’ve got to eat everything on the plate, whether it’s good or bad. People would take it as an insult if I did otherwise.
Paul Prudhomme
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
George Washington
Women are more balanced than men. Where the most brilliant minds have so far have mostly belonged to men, no women has ever been as stupid as a man can be.
John Smith
Flattery…. gets its kicks by flirting with insult and ridicule.
Willis Regier
I am never bored; to be bored is an insult to one’s self.
Jules Renard
They who have been exercised in the service of God for a long time, may in their prayers imagine all sorts of insults offered to them, such as blows, wounds, and the like, and so in order to imitate Christ by their charity, may accustom their hearts beforehand to forgive real injuries when they come.
Philip Neri
The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife. You insult her intelligence if you assume that a mere slogan and a few vapid adjectives will persuade her to buy anything. She wants all the information you can give her.
David Ogilvy
Wolfe scowled at her. I could see he was torn with conflicting emotions. A female in his kitchen was an outrage. A woman criticizing his or Fritz’s cooking was an insult. But corned beef hash was one of life’s toughest problems, never yet solved by anyone.
Rex Stout
Oh, this beast? It’s…perspicacious loris. ‘Perspicacious’ meaning ‘wise or canny’.” “Get stuffed,” Bovril said, then giggled. “And it insults people,” Telsa said. “How peculiar.
Scott Westerfeld
He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be.
Pierre Corneille
I once met a man who had forgiven an injury. I hope some day to meet the man who has forgiven an insult.
Charles Buxton
It is a shameful thing to insult a child.
Mark Twain
My father was a master of the cutting insult.
Ashley Graham
Let honesty and industry be thy constant companions, and spend one penny less than thy clear gains; then shall thy pocket begin to thrive; creditors will not insult, nor want oppress, nor hungerness bite, nor nakedness freeze thee
Benjamin Franklin
There’s a difference between an actual insult and a friendly jab. So I don’t think I’m offensive onstage.
Don Rickles
Your reality, Sir, is lies and balderdash and I’m delighted to say that I have no grasp of it whatsoever!
Baron Munchhausen
If our faith delivers us from worry, then worry is an insult flung in the face of God.
Robert Runcie
Even Donald Trump’s hairpiece is fed up with his insults and says it now supports Bernie Sanders. When Trump found out, he sobbed
Michael R. Burch
I’ve struggled so much in my life and I’ve seen so much of rejection, insult and humiliation, that it can turn into a film.
Anu Malik
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
The clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult.
Rowan Atkinson
I used to be an insult comic, and I didn’t end up liking the way that I felt about myself.
Zach Anner
Snowflakery is simply being human, which makes it a pretty flakey insult.
Faith Salie
I will not stand here to be insulted by you, hedgepig,” Mangiz fumed. “Then stand somewhere else and I’ll insult you there, featherbag!!
Brian Jacques
To call that writing, madam, is an insult to quills and ink across the world.
Julia Quinn
Debt is part of the human condition. Civilization is based on exchanges – on gifts, trades, loans – and the revenges and insults that come when they are not paid back.
Margaret Atwood
Chauncey seethed at the outrageous insult. “And your father?” he demanded, extending the sword. He didn’t yet know all his vassals, but he was learning. He would brand the family name of this boy to memory.
Becca Fitzpatrick
The cruelest thing that has happened to Lincoln since he was shot by Booth was to fall into the hands of Carl Sandburg.
Edmund Wilson
We should be careful of the insults we fling at others, lest they return and land at our feet, newly minted to apply to those who had first coined them.
Alexander McCall Smith
How rarely can happiness be really innocent and not triumphant, not an insult to the deprived.
Iris Murdoch
Each of us carries within himself a collection of instant insults.
Haim Ginott
Whenever the word ‘weird’ is mentioned it can only be an insult.
Russell Howard
Never spit in front of women and children, and never insult the great state of Texas.
Henry Garza
I don’t mind personal insults, but when you insult the jokes that I tell you’re insulting Fred Allen, Bob Hope, Burns and Allen, Trevor McGee and Molly Picon.
Milton Berle
Dismiss whatever insults your soul.
Walt Whitman
I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.
Groucho Marx
While there’s no ‘I’ in team, there’s also no ‘you’, okay? So back off.
Craig Kilborn
Are you a polititcian or does lyin’ just run in your family?
Mary Stuart Masterson
Calling you an idiot would be an insult to all the stupid people.
Russell Lynes
You should not bear insults.
John Henrik Clarke
Don’t ever insult a Chicano about being a Chicano because then all the other Chicanos will be on you with a vengeance. They will even fight each to be first in line to support you.
Cheech Marin
Pressure is the single mom who is trying to scuffle and pay her rent. We get paid a lot of money to play a game. Don’t get me wrong: there are challenges. But to call it pressure is almost an insult to regular people.
Damian Lillard
Now, I have no doubt that Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out because his company Bain Capital and all of the jobs that they killed I’m sure he was worried he would run out of pink slips.
Rick Perry
No one can ever heap enough insults upon me to suit my taste. I think we all really thrive on hostility, because it’s the most intense kind of massage the ego can undergo. Other people’s indifference is the only horror.
Paul Bowles
If you think that you can sin, and then by cries avert the consequences of sin, you insult God’s character.
Frederick William Robertson
It is a virtue and a prize to listen patiently to and put up with insults for the sake of God
Brigit of Kildare
Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered.
Oscar Wilde
The pair of opposites do not effect a yogi – neither praise nor insult.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
Out of my sight! Thou dost infect mine eyes.
William Shakespeare
Some virtuous women are too liberal in their insults to a frail sister; but virtue can support itself without borrowing any assistance from the vices of other women.
Henry Fielding
The beautiful souls of the world have an art of saintly alchemy, by which bitterness is converted into kindness, the gall of human experience into gentleness, ingratitude into benefits, insults into pardon.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Argument cannot be answered with insults. Kindness is strength; anger blows out the lamp of the mind.
Robert Green Ingersoll
It’s not a face, but a personal insult.
Faina Ranevskaya
We Egyptians reject any kind of assault or insult against our prophet.
Mohammed Morsi
The days when the words Hollywood actor framed Ronald Reagan like bunny fingers as an ID tag and an implied insult seem far-off and quaint: nearly everybody in politics – candidate, consultant, pundit, and Tea Party crowd extra alike – is an actor now, a shameless ham in a hoked-up reality series that never stops.
James Wolcott
Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Mary Schmich
The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
Walter Lippmann
You look lousy,”Simon said. Jace blinked.”Seems an odd time to start an insult contest,but if you insist,I could probably think up something good
Cassandra Clare
He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.
Robert Redford
Growing up a lot of people said I played like a guy. They thought it was an insult, but I was like, ‘That’s fine, I don’t care.’
Jennifer Brady
Insults sting but a little when they stem from a man’s ignorance.
Susan Wiggs
I married beneath me. All women do.
Nancy Astor
Chinese people are indignant. Indignant! For decades, despite everything, they tried to make peace with the West. They are in fact the most peaceful big nation on Earth and what do they get in return? They get insults, provocations and intimidation.
Andre Vltchek
I have no idea why it apparently takes three grown men to cook some hamburgers. One to cook, one to kibbitz, and one to insult the other two.
Nora Roberts
Nothing in recent years, on television or anywhere else, has improved on a good story that begins “Once upon a time…”
William Bennett
You can’t provoke, you can’t insult the faith of others, you can’t make fun of faith.
Pope Francis
I love insult, it’s always honest.
Joyce Carol Oates
I love women. I’m trying to do beautiful things with them. I’m not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.
Calvin Klein
It never cost a disciple anything to follow Jesus; to talk about cost when you are in love with anyone is an insult.
Oswald Chambers
People always told me that nothing would match my face, my structure other than roles of sophisticated, educated women. I felt it was an insult to me.
Roopa Ganguly
A consumer is not a moron. She’s your wife. Don’t insult her intelligence, and don’t shock her.
David Ogilvy
I don’t mean to insult television, but a lot of the time, it’s pretty straightforward. If you say, ‘I love you,’ you mean ‘I love you.’ There isn’t time for anything more.
Michael Learned
I wanted to see how much of an insult it was to be called an ignoramus. I didn’t know what it meant; I just Googled it.
Gretchen Carlson
When a man or woman is truly honest, it is virtually impossible to insult them personally.
Brennan Manning
Being fierce is a compliment! It’s not an insult.
Rosanna Arquette
Patriotism means advocating plunder in the interests of the privileged class of your particular country. The time will soon come when calling someone a patriot will be the deepest insult.
Ernest Belfort Bax
Never insult someone’s OTP, if they kill you, it’s your fault.
Dan Howell
Though there are laws against blasphemy and insult to religion in many European countries, France has institutionalised its anti-clerical past by proscribing religion from public life.
Pankaj Mishra
It’s fitting that an insult largely aimed at youth has made children of those who use it. ‘Snowflake’ reminds us how much we need climate change… in politics.
Faith Salie
It takes a million compliments to build you up and one insult to send it all crashing down.
My God, what a clumsy olla putrida James Joyce is! Nothing but old fags and cabbage stumps of quotations from the Bible and the rest, stewed in the juice of deliberate, journalistic dirty-mindedness—what old and hard-worked staleness, masquerading as the all-new!
D. H. Lawrence
If people only knew how much I secretly hated them, they’d love me for holding it in.
Matt Groening
People do look at it as an insult that I say I don’t listen to country music, which cracks me up.
Natalie Maines
I want to live in a world where ‘normal’ is an insult.
Misha Collins
An eye can threaten like a loaded and levelled gun, or it can insult like hissing or kicking; or, in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, it can make the heart dance for joy. … One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We believed – and I personally still believe – that the so called Voice of God narration, ubiquitous in documentaries destined for PBS, is insulting to the audience. If you believe in the intelligence of your audience, you don’t need to tell them what to think and how to process the material they’re seeing.
Jayne Loader
It’s really the tone that people use to convey things sometimes that can either become a compliment or an insult. It’s not always what you are saying, it’s about how you say it.
Dia Mirza
There is no sorrow under heaven which is, or ought to be, endless. To believe or to make it so, is an insult to Heaven itself.
Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
To say Congress is spending like drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors.
Ronald Reagan
Exhaustion has a way of parting the veils between men, not so much because the effort of censoring their words exceeds them, but because weariness is the foe of volatility. Oft times insults that would pierce the wakeful simply thud against the sleepless and fatigued.
R. Scott Bakker
You know when I first thought I might have a chance? When I realized that you could go into any bar in the country and insult Lyndon Johnson and nobody would punch you in the nose.
Eugene McCarthy
For a long time, I thought I was ugly and disfigured. This made me shy and timid, and I often reacted to insults that were not intended.
Alice Walker
I don’t like yelling insults at someone who’s never done anything to me.
Gillian Jacobs
I guess I feel the most powerful when someone tries to take my power or belittle me or insult me, and it doesn’t work.
Stormy Daniels
You are so obtuse!” BrontГ« says, exasperated. I am calm in my response. “Do you mean stupid, or angular? You need to be more specific with your insults.
Neal Shusterman
At root, a pearl is a ‘disturbance’ a beauty caused by something that isn’t supposed to be there, about which something needs to be done. It is the interruption of equilibrium that creates beauty. Beauty is a response to provocation, to intrusion. … The pearl’s beauty is made as a result of insult.
Julia Cameron
Buddah says once you understand that you are lost and you have to find your own way and there is no help coming, you become responsible. Prayer is irresponsible. To pray is just to avoid responsibility, to pray is to be lazy. To pray is just an escape. Buddha says effort is needed. It is an insult to pray.
Every great thinker is someone else’s moron.
Umberto Eco
Do you suppose that it is within your power to insult me? You evidently are not aware to whom you are speaking? Do you imagine that the envenomed spittle of five hundred little gentlemen of your type, heaped one upon another, would succeed in slobbering so much as the tips of my august toes?
Marcel Proust
The ignorant Insults of Individuals will not hinder me from doing my duty to my Art
William Blake
What I loved about it was language-wise it wasn’t that finely-tuned-perfect-insult-for-the-perfect-situation that sometimes we try and do on Veep.
David Mandel
It’s really important to be free and be open and honest about the things you want to do. Just ’cause you want to make a solo record or another record with another band, it doesn’t have to be an insult or a slight to the band you’ve been with for a long time.
Jim James
Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.
Edwin Percy Whipple
That was it – I lost my job… I was very discouraged. I wanted to be in defense work… I’m an American, and I have nothin’ to do with Japan, and so it’s sort of an insult to me.
Fred Korematsu
Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want?
Mason Cooley
When a husband says, “I run things in my home” he may mean the washing machine, the dishwasher and the vacuum cleaner.
Sam Ewing
Criticism, analysis, and insults are tragic expressions of unmet needs.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
Throughout this protracted and disgraceful assault on American womanhood, the clergy baptized each new insult and act of injustice in the name of the Christian religion, and uniformly asked God’s blessing on proceedings that would have put to shame an assembly of Hottentots.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
A man who insults the modesty of a woman, as good as tells her that he has seen something in her conduct that warranted his presumption.
Samuel Richardson
REPARTEE, n. Prudent insult in retort. Practiced by gentlemen with a constitutional aversion to violence, but a strong disposition to offend. In a war of words, the tactics of the North American Indian.
Ambrose Bierce
The United States is guilty. We’re not treating people fairly. We’re not treating people with dignity. Building a wall is an affront and an insult, and we have no right.
Rush Limbaugh
Was that suit made to order? Where were you at the time?
Henny Youngman
Wear a gun to someone else’s house, you’re saying, ‘I’ll defend this home as if it were my own.’ When your guests see you carry a weapon, you’re telling them, ‘I’ll defend you as if you were my own family.’ And anyone who objects levels the deadliest insult possible: ‘I don’t trust you unless you’re rendered harmless’!
L. Neil Smith
You have a nice personality, but not for a human being.
Henny Youngman
And that’s the insult of it, how always it comes back to a woman being a “good” mother in the world’s eyes or a “bad” mother, how everything in a woman’s life is funneled through her body between her legs.
Joyce Carol Oates
A lie is an affront to the soul, as well as an insult to the intelligence of the person to whom one lies.
Judith McNaught
Don’t let you mind wander – it’s far too small to be let out on its own.
Russell Lynes
If I’m insulted I will counterattack, or if something is unfair, I will counterattack, but I don’t feel like I insult people. I don’t want to do that. But if I’m attacked, I will counterattack.
Donald Trump
Wit is educated insolence.
I have pretty thick skin. I’ve been in the arena a long time, and that means that I am not going to get down with [Donald Trump] and go insult for insult.
Hillary Clinton
I focus on my work. If I let myself get distracted by the insults and slanders I wouldn’t get anything substantive done.
Norman Finkelstein
It would be rare to find a woman who hadn’t endured some kind of ridicule for stepping out of line. When the market dictates that a woman’s value is primarily attached to her looks and deferential behaviour, it’s the threat of sexually degrading insults that help to keep her in check.
Clementine Ford
Nearly every lawsuit is an insult to the intelligence of both plaintiff and defendant.
E. W. Howe
I’d much rather insult people and make ’em angry. Donnie Darko’s very controversial. Not all of my friends like it. Honestly, it’s almost become a test for me. If somebody says they don’t like Donnie Darko, I think, “Oh, I don’t know you as well as I thought I did.”
Beth Grant
Art creates an incomparable and unique effect, and, having done so, passes on to other things. Nature, upon the other hand, forgetting that that imitation can be made the sincerest form of insult, keeps on repeating this effect until we all become absolutely wearied of it.
Oscar Wilde
I like insult comics. Joan Rivers, Dame Edna, people like that.
Louis Walsh
You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.
Pope Francis
In this society, if a man is called a woman, that’s the biggest insult he could get…Is that because women are considered something less?
Andrej Pejic
Pro wrestling is not fake; it’s sports entertainment. We go out there and we perform, and a lot of what we do out there is real, but we’re not going to insult anyone’s intelligence – there is a predetermined winner. It’s just the fans don’t know who it is, and that’s what makes it so intriguing.
Kurt Angle
You see, it’s essential that one of us stays awake during the flight [ballon]. So, rather than using the comfortable Virgin seats which we used to cross the Atlantic, we’ve asked British Airways for two of theirs.
Richard Branson
Unless you insult my mother or something, there is not much you could say to me that would really bother me.
Boy George
Always laugh off a slight insult, so that people will understand what it means when you’re not laughing.
Robert Breault
I wrote a song about dental floss but did anyone’s teeth get cleaner?
Frank Zappa
No one can insult you without your permission.
Eleanor Roosevelt
What are you doing here?! (Aimee) Come to inadvertently insult you some more apparently. Who knew? (Fang)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Let somebody insult you and see that that you do not answer back. Just see it, not to get into temper. Try that your ego doesn’t react. That can be achieved very easily if you try in the mirror, look at yourself and laugh at yourself, make fun of yourself.
Nirmala Srivastava
C++ is an insult to the human brain
Niklaus Wirth
I do not want to insult anyone with my act and am very careful about it.
Javed Jaffrey
One good test of whether an economy is humanistic or not is the plausibility of earning the ability to drop out of it for a while without incident or insult.
Jaron Lanier
Every day, women move mountains. It is an insult to have an international women’s day.
Waris Dirie
The four eaglets are my four sons who cease not to persecute me even unto death. The youngest of them, whom I now embrace with so much affection, will sometime in the end insult me more grievously and more dangerously than any of the others.
Henry II of France
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Stephen Fry
Some people see Black Friday as a much-needed break for their wallet. I see it as retail outlets showing the customers the full weight of their contempt. The frenzy to buy cheap crap from China, the human downgrade of people fighting with each other over items they can probably live without, to me, is an insult.
Henry Rollins
Let me tell you, my girl, that I’m swallowing no more of your insults! And if I hear another word from you in disparagement of the Corinthian set it will be very much the worse for you!
Georgette Heyer
To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
Don’t insult God with safe living and small thinking.
Craig Groeschel
No future life could heal the degradation of having been a woman. Religion in the world had nothing but insults for women.
Dorothy Richardson
What I think is that the F-word is basically just a convenient nasty-sounding word that we tend to use when we would really like to come up with a terrific-ally witty insult, the kind Winston Churchill always came up with when enormous women asked him stupid questions at parties.
Dave Barry
Is that your hat or are you wearing a cabana?
Henny Youngman
He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
Hector Hugh Munro
This isn’t right. This isn’t even wrong.
Wolfgang Pauli
The risk of insult is the price of clarity.
Roy H. Williams
Very few of us are capable of being Free Thinkers, needing neither to adore nor to insult God, the insult often being an act of faith more profound than adoration.
Alexandra David-Neel
Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
Margaret Cho
It’s not an insult to have a past and to have some accountability to it.
Grant-Lee Phillips
A woman who doesn’t care what men think of her – ah, this is dangerous. This is the worst conceivable insult to the male ego.
Martha Shelley
I’ve had some pretty rough interviews. And it’s funny when people are interviewing you, and they sort of don’t really understand what you do, and they kind of insult you.
Vanessa Bayer
There’s no worse way to insult a woman than by saying she looks like a man, but once a woman gets over that, there is no stronger woman.
Wendy Williams
it is bad manners to contradict a guest. You must never insult people in your own house – always go to theirs.
Myrtle Reed
We should have charity for what the dead say. We may disapprove of what they say, but we should not insult them and revile them knowing they cannot not defend themselves.
John Lithgow
It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.
That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust.
Gustave Flaubert
O Lord Most-wise, strengthen us by Your power that we not fear the non-believing world neither when they lash us with whips nor when they insult us with words for Your sake.
Nikolaj Velimirovic
Sometimes I have wished my insults were slaps or lashes; I’ve wanted to hit people in the face and make them see, if only for a day, what I see each day I help people.
Evita Peron
A joke is a joke. There’s an expression – I don’t know if you have it – that’s ‘adding insult to injury.’
Jon Stewart
Has it ever occurred to you that there might be a difference between having an open mind and having holes in one’s head?
Richard Schultz
It’s a tossup on whether WWE is going to insult your intelligence, religion or sexual preference. It’s become a joke and a farce.
Jim Cornette
Reclaiming the word ‘fat’ was the most empowering step in my progress. I stopped using it for insult or degradation and instead replaced it with truth, because the truth is that I am fat, and that’s ok. So now when someone calls me fat, I agree, whereas before I would get embarrassed and emotional.
Beth Ditto
We should never insult others on account of their faults, for it is our duty to show charity and respect to everyone.
John Calvin
Fear invites danger; concealed cowards insult known ones.
Lord Chesterfield
There’s a difference between using the word to insult somebody and using it to start a journalistic conversation.
Juan Williams
Producing satire is kind of hopeless because of the literacy rate of the American public.
Frank Zappa
[A] truly humble spirit humbles itself as much amid honors as amid insults, acting like the honeybee which makes its honey equally as well from the dew that falls on the wormwood as from that which falls on the rose.
Vincent de Paul
My brave fellows, let no sensation of satisfaction for the triumphs you have gained induce you to insult your fallen enemy. Let no shouting, no clamorous huzzaing increase their mortification. It is sufficient for us that we witness their humiliation. Posterity will huzza for us.
George Washington
The things they have actually accomplished all over America should be an inspiration to every reasonable person and an everlasting answer to all the grievous insults that have been heaped on the heads of the unemployed.
Harry Hopkins
Amplification is the vice of modern oratory. It is an insult to an assembly of reasonable men, disgusting and revolting instead ofpersuading. Speeches measured by the hour, die by the hour.
Thomas Jefferson
I had to give it him, to flatter and insult a woman in one propostition took talent.
Ilona Andrews
You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things!
William Shakespeare
It is easy to smile at an insult and pretend it’s funny when the person insulting you is hosing you with money.
Al Alvarez
Honour belongs to those who never forsake the truth even when things seem dark and grim, who try over and over again, who are never discouraged by insults, humiliation and even defeat.
Nelson Mandela
I won’t be protected. I will choose for myself what is ladylike and right. To shield me is an insult.
E. M. Forster
Are you always this stupid or are you making a special effort today?
Russell Lynes
Telling or encouraging people to vote for a party would be an insult to peoples’ intellect.
Fethullah Gulen
It is only the vulgar who are always fancying themselves insulted. If a man treads on another’s toe in good society, do you think it is taken as an insult?
Lady Hester Stanhope
Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity.
Hillary Clinton
Bear insult, bear injury.
A witty saying proves nothing.
‘Fake’ used to be an insult, but now it’s a badge of honour, with hair extensions, tans and nails all artificial, but looking fabulous.
Susanna Reid
You are wonderful, Father.””I’m more than wonderful, how dare you insult me.
William Goldman
A short letter to a distant friend is, in my opinion, an insult like that of a slight bow or cursory salutation – a proof of unwillingness to do much, even where there is a necessity of doing something.
Samuel Johnson
She’s pretty.” (It’s amazing how girls can say this and make it the most withering insult.)
Ned Vizzini
‘Noah’ is an insult to Bible-believing Christians, an insult to the character of Noah and, most of all, an insult to the God of the Bible. As a result, I believe Hollywood will have a much harder time in marketing future biblically-themed movies to Christians.
Ken Ham
The teen years are extremely serious and everything matters and every insult really hurts. I know there are cliques and bullying. And you don’t yet В­understand that it will all go away.
Steve Martin
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
Charles Darwin
The Republican front-runner, has made a name for himself in the last months by trafficking prejudice and paranoia. His latest insult is his call to stop all Muslims from entering the United States.
Rachel Maddow
She’s so ugly, the tide wouldn’t take her out.
Martin Kaye
I take that as an insult, even at 36.
Shaquille O’Neal
So…that’s like your pet monkey?” – Nick (The tiny horse snorted flames and whinnied at him.) “Easy, girl. You’d do well to show her respect. She can understand you, and she doesn’t take well to insults.” – Death “Sorry, Flicka. Didn’t mean to rattle your bridle.” – Nick
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Perpetual aiming at wit is a very bad part of conversation. It is done to support a character: it generally fails; it is a sort of insult on the company, and a restraint upon the speaker.
Jonathan Swift
I’m proud of the fact that Marine Le Pen in France insults me and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands calls me his opponent. The way I see it is, if these people weren’t attacking me, I would be doing something wrong.
Martin Schulz
The modern revisionists and reactionaries call us Stalinists, thinking that they insult us and, in fact, that is what they have in mind. But, on the contrary, they glorify us with this epithet; it is an honor for us to be Stalinists for while we maintain such a stand the enemy cannot and will never force us to our knees.
Enver Hoxha
My father died when I was 9 years old. The miserable condition of my family at that time is beyond description. My family, solitary and without influence, became at once the target of much insult and abuse.
Chiang Kai-shek
Advertising isnt just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data.
Jan Koum
Yiddish is the voice of exile, the tongue of ghettos, but I’ll shed a tear when it joins ancient Greek and dead Latin. For gossip and insult, you can’t beat Yiddish.
Linda Barnes
The freedom of birds is an insult to me.
Cormac McCarthy
And each blasphemer quite escape the rod, Because the insult’s not on man, but God?
Alexander Pope
We are searching for the same thing,” Stripey said. “How do you know?” Janco asked. “I read his mind.” The Sitian pointed to Ari. “Yours was too…chaotic. Too many useless thoughts to wade through.” A compliment or an insult? Janco guessed compliment and preened.
Maria V. Snyder
I will not insult you by trying to tell you that one day you will forget. I know as well as you that you will not. But, at least, in time you will not remember as fiercely as you do now – and I pray that that time may be soon.
Terence Rattigan
I wouldn’t be surprised if one day Carl’s halo slipped and choked him.
Carl Lewis
my mother … took the fact that my taste differed from hers as a personal insult.
Merrill Markoe
An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities make it appear as though it once meant something. We grow from hot or cold, but lukewarm is the biggest insult.
Criss Jami
People having religions is an insult to the universe.
Celia Green
Hour after hour, they shouted at me, accused me, insulted me and members of my family.
Sam Sheppard
Asking a man if he could be trusted was like asking an unwed girl if she was a virgin. The question mattered, but the asking of it was gross insult.
Orson Scott Card
It is not good to demonstrate your luxury and your wealth: to rub it in the faces of others is insulting. So you should be modest; try not to insult people by showing that you can do what they cannot.
Vladimir Potanin
The risk of insult is the price of clarity. To be clearly understood one must speak the simple, essential truth as plainly as he is able.
Roy H. Williams
We respect women and don’t insult them by saying all they care about is reproductive rights. All issues are women’s issues.
Carly Fiorina
Advice for a human 86. To like something is to insult it. Love it or hate it. Be passionate. As civilisation advances, so does indifference. It is a disease. Immunize yourself with art. And love.
Matt Haig
The greatest insult came at the marriage ceremony when the minister asked ‘who giveth this woman,’ and some brother, or father or other man, unblushingly said he did, as though it were entirely a commercial transaction between men.
Nellie L. McClung
The way to procure insults is to submit to them. A man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
William Hazlitt
She’d tell me how she’d handle the backhanded compliment by smiling and pretending she was receiving a genuine compliment all the while ignoring their attempt to be insulting. After all, it’s the way an insult is received that makes it an insult. You can’t really give offense unless someone takes it.
Portia de Rossi
I’m always at my best when I’m fighting a guy who insults me..questions my integrity; it lights more fire in me.
Georges St-Pierre
To call you excrement would be an insult to the product of my bowels.
Clive Barker
I’m a whitebread cracker. That’s my favorite white person slur: “whitebread”. The other day, someone came up to me and said, “What’s up, whitebread?” And I was like, “That’s not even an insult. That’s just my race plus a food. I can do that, too, black bean soup! Stay out of this, Asian chicken platter!”
Mike Birbiglia
I don’t want to get into some sort of back-and-forth on insults because that just drags everybody down.
Hillary Clinton
I’m not going to stop torturing myself till I figure out the cause of my pain.
Matt Groening
When will the public cease to insult the teacher’s calling with empty flattery? When will men who would never for a moment encourage their own sons to enter the work of the public schools cease to tell us that education is the greatest and noblest of all human callings?
William Bagley
Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Disrespect cannot be commanded, it must be earned.
Matthew Taberner
I was deeply distressed that the cartoons were seen by many Muslims as an attempt by Denmark to mark and insult or behave disrespectfully towards Islam or the Prophet Mohammed.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
You know well I couldn’t bear to live with a low common man after you two; and it’s wicked and cruel of you to insult me by pretending I could.
George Bernard Shaw
How natural it is to destroy what we cannot possess, to deny what we do not understand, and to insult what we envy!
Honore de Balzac
I believe I have a calling. Do you know what that calling is? To stand up in a new and hard core, radical way for the Lord. In the process, if I insult a couple of people, if I offend a couple of people, and if I got to shake it up a little bit, as long as it is led by the Holy Spirit, amen.
Stephen Baldwin
An insult is either sustained or destroyed, not by the disposition of those who insult, but by the disposition of those who bear it.
Saint John Chrysostom
Nonviolent Communication shows us a way of being very honest, but without any criticism, without any insults, without any put-downs, without any intellectual diagnosis implying wrongness.
Marshall B. Rosenberg