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Nasty People Quotes


"What I hate is nasty, ugly people." - Karl Lagerfeld

"Evil is a miscellaneous collection of nasty things that nasty people do." - Richard Dawkins

"One of the worst things about life is not how nasty the nasty people are. You know that already. It is how nasty the nice people can be." - Anthony Powell

"The police are people as well. All those nasty people aren't really nasty if they'd realise it." - George Harrison

"For most people, life is nasty, brutish, and short; for me, it has simply been nasty and brutish." - Djuna Barnes

"People talk about escapism as though it's something nasty but escapism is wonderful!" - Margaret Forster

"When people are nasty, it gets everybody's attention, and it gives them a name." - Steve Guttenberg

"I'm less genial than people think, but I'm too timid to seem nasty." - Alan Bennett

"People don't yell nasty things at actors - they let them continue." - Larry David

"People think that you are a nasty, selfish person if you don`t want to have children." - Janeane Garofalo

"People were so hockey-oriented, hockey-minded, without being too critical. In Montreal, they got downright nasty sometimes." - Pat Burns

"People don't very much like things that are beautiful - they are so far from their nasty little minds." - Claude Debussy

"If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's what people remember." - Terry Pratchett

"Of course many bars in Manhasset, like bars everywhere, were nasty places, full of pickled people marinating in regret." - J R Moehringer

"People don't very much like things that are beautiful.. they are so far from their nasty little minds." - Claude Debussy

"The worst side of people is political part of the process, the side that can be very mean and nasty." - Rob Zerban

"People don't know how to deal with stress and depression, so they're nasty to other people because it makes them feel better about themselves." - Kate Nash

"Sheep with a nasty side." - Cyril Connolly

"Something nasty in the woodshed." - Stella Gibbons

"Isn't it sad that we only get upset about nasty things happening to people and places if television decides we should?" - M.C. Beaton

"Don't lose faith in humanity; think of all the people in the United States who have never played you a single nasty trick." - Elbert Hubbard

"When you say nasty things about people, you should never say the true ones, because you can't really fully and honestly take those back.." - John Green

"I dare say the men would fight very well if properly officered, although they are an exceedingly dirty and nasty people." - George Washington

"We also worked with Marshall Jefferson for Groovy, Laidback and Nasty. So we were lucky to work with some really great people." - Stephen Mallinder

"I want people to get out of that nasty habit of needing a label. Every genre for each song is different." - SZA

"...but I guess it's better for people to shut up rather than rather than say something nasty. -ONE NIGHT @ THE CALL CENTER Chapter 1 page 22" - Chetan Bhagat

"When Jane and I spoke out, people thought, What ungrateful children those two kids are to be that nasty about their father." - Peter Fonda

"I have played nasty people, but not everyone has seen that stuff. Before 'The Office,' I mainly got cast as little toe-rags." - Martin Freeman

"I don't mind if people are saying nasty things about me behind my back - I just don't want to know about them." - Jamie Campbell Bower

"Sigmund Freud makes people irritable. Whenever someone mentions Freud, say, at a dinner party, I see eyes roll and listen to the nasty remarks that follow." - Siri Hustvedt

"I like to get on with people. I don't go around being nasty, but if someone crosses me, I can be horrible back." - Twiggy

"I'm always happy to blow up any misconceptions that people have about stage school cos everyone thinks it's really nasty there but it's not." - Amy Winehouse

"Sometimes you'll be on sets, and people will be fighting and there will be some nasty person that thinks they're the next Brad Pitt." - Alexandra Breckenridge

"We all belong to the nasty stinking little human race, & of course it is not nice for God's beloved vermin to scoff at each other... Oh, we are a nasty little lot-& to think there are people who would like to save us & continue us. It won't happen if I have any influence." - Mark Twain

"[Is the Conservative Party still the Nasty Party?] I said it was perceived as the Nasty Party. And is it? I don't think that it's a phrase that people today would apply to the Party. I think that the perception of the Party has changed." - Theresa May

"As most people when I entered the work world, suddenly people are playing games, being manipulative, being a little bit nasty, you get tricked or you're kind of naive and you do something and people come steal your idea." - Robert Greene

"Die,human! Die, silly polluting nasty person!" - Rick Riordan

"This is a nasty, rotten business." - Robert Crandall

"Trent and Ellasbeth did the nasty? Ewwww!" - Kim Harrison

"Life is nasty, brutish, and short" - Thomas Hobbes

"I saw something nasty in the woodshed." - Stella Gibbons

"Nasty temper he's got, that Sirius Black." - J K Rowling

"Nice things are nicer than nasty ones." - Kingsley Amis

"Things have gotten so nasty in Washington." - Robert M Gates

"Young children are such nasty little beasts!" - Jane Welsh Carlyle

"I can be pretty nasty. Not 'mean' nasty, but nasty by your parents' standards. But not by my parents' standards, because my parents were nasty for their day." - Bridget Fonda

"Discipline is not a nasty word." - Pat Riley

"My stepfather was a very nasty individual." - Jill Scott

"I still got the nasty in me." - Christina Aguilera

"Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative." - T S Eliot

"I like being myself. Myself and nasty." - Aldous Huxley

"There's a lot more people out there than you would think who cannot differentiate between TV and reality. I do think there's a lot of people out there who think I'm a nasty human being." - Torrey Devitto

"Wear what you feel comfortable with. People say nasty things about what I wear in the street. I'm always in worst dressed lists, but you just have to dress for yourself and -nobody else." - Helena Bonham Carter

"It takes two people to ruin a perfectly good day. First a person who says something downright nasty about you, and second, a dear friend who makes sure you hear about it immediately." - Anonymous

"Real life's nasty. It's cruel. It doesn't care about heroes and happy endings and the way things should be. In real life, bad things happen. People die. Fights are lost. Evil often wins." - Darren Shan

"Believe it or not, fame is not as glamorous as it seems. I think it is much harder now with all of the media outlets, and people can be pretty nasty and harsh." - Kim Kardashian

"No matter what your race, creed or sexual preference, there is a word that people use to describe you that is very nasty. It's what we all have in common. That, and masturbation." - Jon Stewart

"People didnt know until I said it publicly that I had a nasty side. It was never obvious to the fans. I never lost my head, you see. Never got sent off." - Johnny Giles

"Gavin saw a grave purely as a marker for the place where a corpse was decomposing; a nasty thought, yet people took it into their heads to visit and bring flowers, as though it might yet recover." - J K Rowling

"Agents are nasty scum. They're evil and divisive and pointless. They only survive because the rest of the sport is so corrupt and because leading football club people employ their sons in the job." - Simon Jordan

"[Jerome David] Salinger was really taken to the cleaners by nasty critics in his day. I think Joan Didion was one of the people who attacked him in a very unfair way." - Whit Stillman

"Wear what you feel comfortable with. People say nasty things about what I wear in the street. I'm always in worst dressed lists, but you just have to dress for yourself and nobody else." - Helena Bonham Carter

"It would be nice if everybody who had something interesting to say about my work could say it politely and civilly, but it doesn't work that way... Sometimes people are just really nasty." - Paul Bloom

"You hope people won't be tricky or miserable. If you're in public life, it's important not to be. If someone says, 'I like your programme, thank you,' you should be grateful. I am. Why be nasty?" - Alan Titchmarsh

"There will always be a few people who just want to knock you down or are jealous or just want to be horrible for the sake of it. I don't know what drives someone to be nasty." - Geri Halliwell

"Jason settled back on the bench. 'I hate to break this to you, but as a rule, wizards are nasty people. They're powerful, capricious, ruthless, egotistical, used to getting their own way. That's being kind." - Cinda Williams Chima

"People didn't know until I said it publicly that I had a nasty side. It was never obvious to the fans. I never lost my head, you see. Never got sent off." - Johnny Giles

"Before any American points a finger at President Putin and calls him nasty names, they should recognize that a lot of Americans agree with Putin on his stance against homosexual and transgender people." - Henry Rollins

"When I used to put videos on MySpace, there'd always be someone posting something nasty. To those people, I'd send friend requests, and invariably, they accepted them. Trying to understand it only makes you more frustrated." - Wyatt Cenac

"Toronto was a great place to work, a fun place to work. People were so hockey-oriented, hockey-minded, without being too critical. In Montreal, they got downright nasty sometimes." - Pat Burns

"Well, I know that I'll never forget that, but also I won't forget the hundreds of people who sent me letters, telegrams, and postcards during that World Series. There wasn't a single nasty message. Everybody tried to say something nice." - Gil Hodges

"The one thing I've learnt is that you don't want to be nasty about anybody, unless they've dropped dead. And the annoying thing is that most of the people that I know who've dropped dead are really great." - Jools Holland

"I guess people wouldn't say nasty things to my face. When you're kind of isolated, you don't really hear the gossip, or you're not really involved in it. You're here, and it's all going on over there." - Dasha Zhukova

"Life is painful, nasty and short.. in my case it has only been painful and nasty." - Djuna Barnes

"Life is painful, nasty and short... in my case it has only been painful and nasty." - Djuna Barnes

"You don't want to be nasty for the sake of being nasty." - Seth Macfarlane

"..when I say that "he's a truly nasty man," I mean he has so thoroughly renounced everything good that he might have inside him that he's already like a corpse even though he's still alive. Because truly nasty people hate everyone, to be sure, but most of all themselves. Can't you tell when a person hates himself? He becomes a living cadaver, it numbs all his negative emotions but also all the good ones so he won't feel nauseated by who he is." - Muriel Barbery

"Outing is a nasty word for telling the truth." - Armistead Maupin

"America is built on speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Without a vision human beings are nasty creatures." - Starhawk

"Act averse to nasty language and partial to fruity tea." - Al Swearengen

"When courtesy fails, be nasty, brutish, and short." - Mason Cooley

"Be as nice as possible and as nasty as necessary." - Al Neuharth

"Man, I can assure you, is a nasty creature." - Moliere

"Language is a virus, money is a nasty disease." - Jonathan Barnbrook

"Man is the only creature who has a nasty mind." - Mark Twain

"A nice man is a man of nasty ideas." - Jonathan Swift

"Never talking to strangers. Saying nasty things about the neighbors." - Paulo Coelho

"Only when you're nervous do you get nasty." - Deborah Grey

"Only thirteen, and she knows how to nasty." - Frank Zappa

"Life is nasty, brutish, and short. Death is easy." - Jacob M. Appel

"Girls, when you walk down the street, just stay nasty. Please stay nasty for me because that's how I freak out. So stay nasty and be nasty and have a beautiful time." - Ol' Dirty Bastard

"I'm too busy having fun to be mean and nasty." - Jason Giambi

"I want to take a lot of Nasty photos." - Daido Moriyama

"Angels have very nasty tempers. Especially when they're feeling righteous." - Clive Barker

"WESTBURY, a nasty odious rotten-borough, a really rotten place." - William Cobbett

"Id rather have a fake smile than a nasty stare." - Tamara Ecclestone

"I got nasty habits; I take tea at three." - Mick Jagger

"The road is a nasty place and lonely." - Cher

"America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad-ass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"It's better to work with a nice category containing some nasty objects, than a nasty category containing only nice objects." - John C. Baez

"There are some nasty, nasty incidents taking place in the world, but [it's] much better than it used to be." - Richard Branson

"If you're nasty to me in my place of business, I'm going to be really nasty back." - Alexis Stewart

"I don't like people. I don't like any kind of people. When you get them together in a big lump they all get nasty and dirty and full of trouble. So I don't like people including you. That's what a misanthropist is." - Mickey Spillane

"My own belief is that most people are trying to do their best. It doesn't mean they have no nasty side, or that they don't have a bad temper, or that they have never done anything they feel ashamed of. But fiction operates on people waking up trying to be horrible, and I don't think most people are trying to be horrible." - Julian Fellowes

"The thing I find about the movie industry is that 99 percent of the people are absolute scum. They're horrible people, they really are. Very nasty killer rabbits who hate movies. But the other 1 percent are really the greatest, most wonderful people in the world." - Lloyd Kaufman

"I'm very interested in people who seem very negative and nasty and to go inside their world and see why they get that way. It makes you a little more sympathetic to them, even though I really don't want to be around those people." - Natalie Portman

"Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great. What I hate is nasty, ugly people... the worst is ugly, short men. Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life... they are mean and they want to kill you." - Karl Lagerfeld

"I'm not a great one for chatting people up, because it's phony. I don't want people to feel at ease. You want a bit of edge. There are quite long, agonized silences. I love it. Something strange might happen. I mean, taking photographs is a very nasty thing to do. It's very cruel." - Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

"We'd better work hard on getting rid of that must - Other people must do what I want them to do!" It's what makes people hostile, nasty, mean and combative, and it leads to feuds, wars and genocide. We'd better do something about that." - Albert Ellis

"I think the biggest pushback comes from people who perceive me to be a threat. Having bloggers who are dedicated to making up false information about you, having anonymous people write nasty emails and letters, having organizations file legal requests for your work-related emails, and all the other things that happen can be very depressing and discouraging." - Katharine Hayhoe

"There are certain people in whom you can detect the seeds of madness - seeds that have remained dormant only because the people in question have lived relatively comfortable, middle class lives. They function perfectly well in the world, but you can imagine, given a nasty parent, or a prolonged bout of unemployment, how their potential for craziness might have been realized." - Zoe Heller

"After Lock, Stock, all these really nasty small town characters came knocking at my door trying to tell me stories, and somehow I ended up with this guy whose brother was feeding people to pigs, and that's what he did to get rid of people." - Guy Ritchie

"Beatbullying's 'The Big March 2012' is such a brilliant campaign and I am very proud to be a part of it. I have been a victim of cyber bullying myself and I know firsthand just how hurtful it can be. People think that they can hide behind computers and send nasty and hurtful comments to people, and this is wrong." - Katherine Jenkins

"It is interesting to ask whether there's any general reason why being religious might make you do nice things or indeed nasty things. It's possible that people do nice things because they're religious. One reason might be they're hoping for a reward in Heaven, which is not a very noble reason." - Richard Dawkins

"I hope nobody is seriously suggesting that we get our morals from scripture because if we did we'd be stoning people for working on the Sabbath or switching on a light on the Sabbath. So the point is that you can find good bits of the Bible but you have to cherry-pick, you have reject the nasty bits and pick the nice bits." - Richard Dawkins

"You listen to any monologue on late-night TV or just in general, to people talking, and there's always a joke at someone's expense. It's sarcasm; it's nasty. Kids grow up hearing that, and they think that's what humor is, and they think it's OK. But that negativity permeates the entire planet." - Ellen Degeneres

"The Egyptians had a particularly nasty way of getting rid of people they felt had no consequence. Instead of embalming them, they simply constructed a fake mummy made from old strips of linen wrapped around a dummy of mud. If, in our modern world, you feel that there are a lot of "mud mummies" around you, get rid of the mud." - Perry Brass

"When I was a kid you didn't have Twitter or Instagram where as soon as you walk out of a building a photo of you is up within two minutes or a million people are commenting and saying nasty things, i found a different confidence because I realized that you can't base your self-worth on the opinions of others." - Rumer Willis

"Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are in my opinion more dangerous than songwriters who celebrate sexuality. Freedom of speech, freedom of religious thought, and the right to due process for composers, performers and retailers are imperiled if the PMRC and the major labels consummate this nasty bargain." - Frank Zappa

"The American people already know that Bill Clinton is a bad boy, a naughty boy. I'm going to speak out for the citizens of my state, who in the majority think that Bill Clinton is probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy." - Larry Craig

"But whenever one meets modern thinkers (as one often does) progressing towards a madhouse, one always finds, on inquiry, that they have just had a splendid escape from another madhouse. Thus, hundreds of people become Socialists, not because they have tried Socialism and found it nice, but because they have tried Individualism and found it nasty." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Night was spreading slowly around the spinning Earth. It should have been full of pinpricks of light. It was not. There were five billion people down there. What was going to happen soon would make barbarism look like a picnic - hot, nasty, and eventually given over to the ants." - Neil Gaiman

"People say that time heals all wounds, and maybe they're right. But whit if the wounds don't heal correctly, like when cuts leave behind nasty scars, or when broken bones mend together, but aren't as smooth anymore? Does it mean they're really healed? Or is it that the body did what it could to fix what broke..." - Jessica Sorensen

"They're a nasty bunch of people. The Riot Club's sole purpose is to celebrate wealth, elitism, hedonism, and excess - just random acts of destruction and chauvinism, which is interesting because our Prime Minister, our Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Mayor of London were are a part of this club." - Max Irons

"Whenever there's an interview with me, I might read it, but I don't read the comments because they're so hateful sometimes. When someone writes something nasty, I just think, "If that's your contribution to my day, I really don't need your impoliteness." I'm lucky that people are very cool with me and I get a lot of love. I appreciate that." - Boy George

"If you tell people enough times that they are unhappy, incomplete, possibly insane and definitely selfish there is bound to come a grey morning when they wake up with the beginning of a nasty cold and wonder if they are lonely rather than simply "alone."" - Sara Maitland

"And then you see right away it may well happen that you enter a decade or maybe even two, when the temperature cools relative to the present level...I'm definitely not one of the skeptics...However, we have to ask the nasty questions ourselves, or some other people will do it." - Mojib Latif

"Providing for one's family as a good husband and father is a watertight excuse for making money hand over fist. Greed may be a sin, exploitation of other people might, on the face of it, look rather nasty, but who can blame a man for 'doing the best' for his children?" - Eva Figes

"Her hair is ridiculous," I said. "I know. That was the only thing I said about her that was true. When you say nasty things about people, you should never say the true ones, because you can't really fully and honestly take those back, you know? I mean, there are highlights. And there are streaks. And then there are skunk stripes." - John Green

"It's not just that humiliating people, of any age, is a nasty and disrespectful way of treating them. It's that humiliation, like other forms of punishment, is counterproducti ve. 'Doing to' strategies - as opposed to those that might be described as 'working with' - can never achieve any result beyond temporary compliance, and it does so at a disturbing cost." - Alfie Kohn

"The subject matter of Entitlement remains relevant. Entitlement is an attitude: it is the assumption, I am owed what I get. It's a nasty attitude because people are not grateful for what they get. Instead, greed prevails and is expressed as, What have you done for me lately?" - Judith M Bardwick

"My feeling is, Twitter's free. If people want to have a political discourse with me on Twitter, and they disagree with me, I've got all the time in the world for that. It's when it gets nasty that I have problems." - Josh Groban

"I get very few nasty letters. A few from people who disapprove of the fact that I'm getting naked on television yet again. I don't know why - I suppose they don't like the idea that I'm doing that while I'm married with children." - Rupert Penry-Jones

"The American people already know that Bill Clinton is a bad boy, a naughty boy. I'm going to speak out for the citizens of my state who in the majority think that Bill Clinton is probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy." - Larry Craig

"Group W's where they put you if you may not be moral enough to join the army after committing your special crime, and there was all kinds of mean nasty ugly looking people on the bench there. Mother rapers. Father stabbers. Father rapers!" - Arlo Guthrie

"I deal with negative, nasty comments on a regular basis. It's difficult to digest because I've always been sensitive and it's a slap in the face to have someone respond cruely when you're trying to lift people up. It's been a huge lesson for me." - Kathryn Budig

"Providing for one's family as a good husband and father is a water-tight excuse for making money hand over fist. Greed may be a sin, exploitation of other people might, on the face of it, look rather nasty, but who can blame a man for doing the best for his children?" - Eva Figes

"The peasant of early modern France inhabited a world of step-mothers and orphans, of inexorable, unending toil, and of brutal emotions, both raw and repressed.The human condition has changed so much since then that we can hardly imagine the way it appeared to people whose lives really were nasty, brutish, and short. This is why we need to reread Mother Goose." - Robert Darnton

"You hear these horrible stories about the FBI just doing all these nasty things to people. And you know what? In my case, I didn't experience any of that, probably because the way I treated them. I was like, 'Okay, what do you want to know?' So I kept going back to their offices on a regular basis." - Hasan M Elahi

"'Dallas' hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we all have someone we know exactly like him. Everyone in the world knows a JR." - Larry Hagman

"War is smaller in scale than in recent memory, but it is far more ambiguous, intractable, and nasty. Money flows more quickly than ever, but it is still somehow manages to gather and puddle in certain places, for certain people rather then others." - Mark Kingwell

"Day-old bread? Sadly, in America a lot of day-old bread just becomes nasty. Italian day-old bread, not having any preservatives in it, just becomes harder and it doesn't taste old. What I would warn people about is getting bread that's loaded with other things in it, because it starts to taste old." - Mario Batali

"My family traveled a lot. For a while we even lived in a trailer and traveled from campground to campground. If we got to eat at the Cheesecake Factory, it was the highlight of our whole year! But I don't miss having to share a bathroom with seven people or having powdered milk with my cereal. It was so nasty." - Alice Greczyn

"I have learned not to read reviews. Period. And I hate reviewers. All of them, or at least all but two or three. Life is much simpler ignoring reviews and the nasty people who write them. Critics should find meaningful work." - John Grisham

"Some of the things you read you get an immediate reaction to so I've stopped reading things now. I do worry about my family though. Some people do try some nasty things to get at them and try and get a reaction from them." - Russell Crowe

"People still text me to say that there is something about me in the paper, and what really annoys me is that if it's nasty, I then have to go and have a look, even though actually I don't want to know." - Zara Phillips

"A lot of times when you have very short-term goals with a high payoff, nasty things can happen. In particular, a lot of people will take the low road there. They'll become myopic. They'll crowd out the longer-term interests of the organization or even of themselves." - Daniel H Pink

"First of all, let me just say what's interesting about American politics is that if things really get bad here, people say nasty things about you. From a global perspective, if politics get bad, you die, so let's just keep some perspective here." - Marco Rubio

"It's really hard when people write nasty things about you all the time. As much as good things are said about you, it's always those one or two bad comments that really stay with you and gnaw at you. I try not to read that stuff if I can." - Jordin Sparks



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