Annoyance Quotes

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Kingsley Amis
“If you can't annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.”
Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim

Noël Coward
“I like long walks, especialy when they are taken by people who annoy me.”
Noel Coward

Cassandra Clare
“Jessamine flushed. "I do not. I mean, I did not. I mean--ugh! Charlotte, Will's being vexing."
"And the sun has come up in the east," said Jem, to no one in particular.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

Neal Stephenson
“I don't even want you to nod, that's how much you annoy me. Just freeze and shut up.”
Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash

John Green
“And then, in boating supplies, Margo located an air horn. She took it out of the box and held it up in the air, and I said, "No," and she said, "No what?" And I said, "No don't blow the air horn," except when I got to the b in blow, she squeezed on it and it let out an excruciatingly loud honk that felt in my head like the auditory equivalent of an aneurysm, and then she said, "I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you. What was that?" And I said, "Stop b-" and then she did it again.”
John Green, Paper Towns

Alain de Botton
“You have to be quite heavily invested in someone to do them the honour of telling them you're annoyed with them.”
Alain de Botton

Whoopi Goldberg
“I don't have pet peeves like some people. I have whole kennels of irritation.”
Whoopi Goldberg

Lev Grossman
“By now he had learned enough to know that when he was getting annoyed at somebody else, it was usually because there was something that he himself should be doing, and he wasn't doing it.”
Lev Grossman, The Magician King

Kelley Armstrong
“A knock came at the door. Everyone looked up. Elena's nostrils flared and she leaned over to whisper something to Clay.

"Fuck," he muttered. "Keep talking, Jaime. It's only Cassandra. She can wait. Forever, if we're lucky."

"I heard that, Clayton," Cassandra said as she walked in.

"Who the hell forgot to lock the door?" Clay said.

"You were the last one in," Elena murmured.

"Damn.”
Kelley Armstrong, Industrial Magic

E.M. Forster
“George had turned at the sound of her arrival. For a moment he contemplated her, as one who had fallen out of heaven. He saw radiant joy in her face, he saw the flowers beat against her dress in blue waves. The bushes above them closed. He stepped quickly forward and kissed her.
Before she could speak, almost before she could feel, a voice called 'Lucy! Lucy! Lucy!' The silence of life had been broken by Miss Bartlett, who stood brown against the view.”
E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Vera Nazarian
“I've just been bitten on the neck by a vampire... mosquito. Does that mean that when the night comes I will rise and be annoying?”
Vera Nazarian

Megan Whalen Turner
“Everything I said he agreed with, which was trying, and his flute playing would make the deaf wince, but I think the real problem with Hyacinth was that he reminded me of myself. He read poetry. He flinched at loud noises. In addition to having no musical skills, he had no martial skills. He avoided any situation that might require physical effort on his part. Seeing him, I found it no wonder that my father despised me.”
Megan Whalen Turner, A Conspiracy of Kings

Rose Macaulay
“So they left the subject and played croquet, which is a very good game for people who are annoyed with one another, giving many opportunities for venting rancor.”
Rose Macaulay

Katie MacAlister
“I don't like this."
"I know you don't, my little spaetzel. But I am too worn out to run from both the police and your murderous twin, and Damian's looking peaky, plus Christian did apologize for trying to kill us earlier."
"I wasn't talking about that. It's your lamentable habit of using completely unsuitable love names for me that gives me grief," Adrian groused. "I am not a lambypie, nor am I a spaetzel.”
Katie MacAlister, Sex, Lies and Vampires

F.C. Yee
“Nope! Gonna cut you off right there. The last time I listened to a Firebender talk about 'honor' my ears nearly rotted off my skull. Had to kick him out of my bed with both feet.”
F.C. Yee, The Rise of Kyoshi

Brandi Salazar
“Will that be all?” I asked the pimply faced teen who ogled my exposed legs as if in heat. My pen tapped impatiently on the notepad while I waited for him to look up.
Slowly his dull grey eyes roved over my body and a limp smile drew up his thin, crusted lips making him look more weasel than human.
“Yep. That’d be it,” his cheerful, adolescent voice cracked.
“Great,” I mumbled, walking back behind the counter.”
Brandi Salazar, Faerie Tales: The Misfortune of a Teenage Socialite

Toba Beta
“Smartass Disciple: Master, that guy’s teaching is somehow annoying me.
Master of Stupidity: Only as long as you stay tuned for pissed-off channel.”
Toba Beta

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“Thinking about happy times on a Tuesday is like going to the beach when there is no sun.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, running is flying intermittently

Plutarch
“Demaratus, being asked in a troublesome manner by an importunate fellow, Who was the best man in Lacedaemon? answered at last, 'He, Sir, that is the least like you'.”
Plutarch, Plutarch's Lives: Volume I

“To own something and not be aware of it could not only be annoying, but fatal too. That is why most people had all the time but did nothing with it. They died leaving behind no invention or product that they could be remembered for.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“There is a certain degree of patience and impatience in everybody. How to balance patience and impatience, and when to show which of them is the very thing everybody must endeavor to master. The real deal here is knowing when to pause patience so that impatience can flow, and knowing when to pause impatience so that patience can rule.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Toxic In The Mind: daily use of the mind that kills you slowly

Gillian Flynn
“There are few phrases that annoy me more than 'I won’t bite'. The only line that pisses me off faster is when some drunk, ham-faced dude in a bar sees me trying to get past him and barks: 'Smile, it can’t be that bad!' Yeah, actually, it can, jackwad.”
Gillian Flynn, Dark Places

“Note and understand this: anybody who thinks he wants to disturb you has an obvious problem known or unknown to the very person. The mind of such a person is governed by pure ignorance and false knowledge! The person has miss understanding! What you need is understanding; be emotionally strong, and know what truly needs your time and attention! Don't be easily move by the whims and caprices of people! If actually all pictures, arts and paintings of persons we see are truly them, the the dead whose pictures are alive might still be alive! You can’t live to please everybody, but you must live to please one: God Almighty! Live a happy life everyday; mind your mind!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Anybody who seeks to disturb you has an obvious problem known or unknown to the very person. The mind of such a person is governed by pure ignorance and false knowledge! The person has miss understanding! What you need is understanding; be emotionally strong, and know what truly needs your time and attention! Don't be easily move by the whims and caprices of people! If actually all pictures, arts and paintings of persons we see are truly them, then the dead whose pictures are alive might still be alive! You can’t live to please everybody, but you must live to please one: God Almighty! Live a happy life everyday; mind your mind.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Fredrik Backman
“And then Mum spoons the coffee a little as if she’s having fantasies of flinging it in Britt-Marie’s face. But in a controlled way.”
Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

Jeanette Winterson
“Her favourite song was 'God Has Blotted Them Out,' which was meant to be about sins, but really was about anyone who had ever annoyed her, which was everyone. She just didn't like anyone and she just didn't like life. Life was a burden to be carried as far as the grave and then dumped. Life was a Vale of Tears. Life was a pre-death experience.”
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

“In the end, I suppose that's what a marriage comes down to: finding the one special person you want to annoy and be annoyed by for the rest of your life.”
Gill Sims, Why Mummy Swears

Frank Sonnenberg
“The only way an annoyance can bring you down is if you let it.”
Frank Sonnenberg, BookSmart: Hundreds of real-world lessons for success and happiness

John M. Sheehan
“We are not entitled to grumble and complain about pithy and petty little annoyances. Not even about big things!”
John M. Sheehan

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“You are sometimes the person who someone who seems, to you, to feel like killing themselves, feels like killing.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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