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

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

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

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.

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

“I am going to throw my computer out the window.”
The Porg

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

“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

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

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

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

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

Bin Userkaf
“Go back to bed!" He ordered, his eyebrows arched. He came towards me and snatched the bag out of my hand. I would have tried to take it back, if he wouldn't have stuck his hand inside the bag and taken a chip out. I scowled at him before I slid off the stool and walked slowly back to the tube that would take me back to my dorm room.”
Bin Userkaf, Itchikan: 'til death do us part'

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Don't allow little things to annoy you. At best, you are poisoning your soul. At worst, you are poisoning everyone around you.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Laika Constantino
“It's time to piss off the shippers.”
Laika Constantino

Luis Alberto Urrea
“That irked the crap out of him, but maybe that's just what happens when you get old. Everything's so damned irksome.”
Luis Alberto Urrea, The Water Museum

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“For many, God is the greatest annoyance because He has the answers for which we have no answer.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Christopher L. Bennett
“Agent Shelan wondered if it would really hurt diplomatic relations with the Klingon Empire all that much if she tossed Korath, Son of Monak, into an antimatter reactor. Surely if anyone would recognize homicide as a valid response to intolerable annoyance, it would be the Klingons.”
Christopher L. Bennett, Watching the Clock

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