Bickering Quotes

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Alyxandra Harvey
“Why are you limping like that?' Nicholas demanded.
'I'm swaggering,' I informed him.
'You look like you're wearing a diaper.'
Charming. And I had a crush on this guy.
I had a crush on this guy?
'Now what?' he asked. 'You're making weird faces.'
'Nothing,' I said quickly. 'Never mind.”
Alyxandra Harvey, My Love Lies Bleeding

Brandon Sanderson
“Jasnah had once defined a fool as a person who ignored information because it disagreed with desired results.”
Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

Shannon L. Alder
“If he can't handle you at your worst then he does not deserve you at your best. Real love means seeing beyond the words spoken out of pain, and instead seeing a person's soul.”
Shannon Alder, 300 Questions LDS Couples Should Ask Before Marriage

Shannon L. Alder
“When the person you love can't see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind.”
Shannon L. Alder

Anne Frank
“I think it's odd that grown-ups quarrel so easily and so often and about such petty matters. Up to now I always thought bickering was just something children did and that they outgrew it.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The more you try to impress, the more you become depressed, and the more they get tired of your coercion. It doesn't make them love you, instead, they'll see you as a little child, trying to draw a senseless picture on a piece of paper, begging people to look at it and admire it by force. You can persuade someone to look at your face, but you can't persuade them to see the beauty therein.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Shannon L. Alder
/hi pakrise/ noun

1. The moment you tell someone it is not important to be right, in order to look right to everyone else.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“Often a woman that doesn’t have any business being in a fight is there because their ego thinks it can mend what other people can’t. It’s either superiority or a second chance to heal a wound they have, by meddling on your battlefield.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“You can't fight hatred with hatred and expect anyone to listen to you. You can only try to lessen it with humor, wit, truth and commonsense. If that doesn't work run like hell, while they throw rocks at you.”
Shannon L. Alder

Tamora Pierce
“Gran, for the gods' love, it's talk like yours that starts riots!" I said keeping my voice down. "Will you just put a stopper in it?"

She looked at me and sighed. "Girl, do you ever take a breath and wonder if folk don't put out bait for you? To see if you'll bite? You'll never get a man if you don't relax."

My dear old Gran. It's a wonder her children aren't every one of them as mad as priests, if she mangles their wits as she mangles mine.

"Granny, "I told her, "this is dead serious. I can't relax, no more than any Dog. I'm not shopping for a man. That's the last thing I need.”
Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

Adam Rex
“We could have made it to the Arizona border in a few more hours if we hadn't been distracting each other with stupid little arguments. Don't get me wrong; I liked J.Lo fine. I've made that bed. But I'm not sure there's a person in the world I could be with twenty-four hours a day for three weeks without getting a little snippy. If I ever meet such a person, I'm marrying them.”
Adam Rex, The True Meaning of Smekday

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't be a zombie for anyone, if your oppressor likes zombies, cinemas are not located in mars.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Criss Jami
“These days when Christians bicker they exaggerate passion into a legalistic belief and prosperity into a lukewarm belief.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Lisa Kleypas
“You've never seen my legs, Marcus. You don't know what you're talking about. And coming from a man who takes his pick of the most beautiful women in London as if he were sampling from a tin of bonbons-"
"Are you implying that I'm some shallow fool who values a woman only for her appearance?"
Aline was tempted to retract her charge in the interest of maintaining peace between them. But as she considered the last few women that Marcus had carried on with... "I'm sorry to say, Marcus, that each of your recent choice of companions- the last four or five, at least- displayed all the intelligence of a turnip. And yes, they were all quite beautiful, and I doubt that you were able to to have a sensible conversation with any of them for longer than five minutes."
Marcus stood back and glared at her. "How does that pertain to what we were discussing?"
"It illustrates the point that even you, one of the finest and most honorable men I've ever known, place great importance on physical attractiveness. And if I ever see you consort with a woman who is less than stunningly perfect, then perhaps I'll listen to your lectures on how appearance doesn't matter.”
Lisa Kleypas, Again the Magic

Shannon L. Alder
“Marriage is the beginning of love for your spouse, not the result of it.”
Shannon L. Alder

Alexander Cockburn
“Republicans know well that a change of rhetorical pace is necessary. But efforts by their leaders to damp down the bellicosity of newly elected Tea Party types is running into the fact that the Tea Partiers have only the high volume setting on their amplifiers, just like Palin. They're like a couple having a fight at a funeral; politely sotto voce, then suddenly bursting out fortissimo with their plaints and accusations.”
Alexander Cockburn

“In times of global crisis like this, where human lives are in peril due to the exponential spread of the pandemic, each citizen should be morally and socially responsible by observing the laws and policies of any government for the common good of the society. Those who keep on criticizing the efforts of their government to contain the virus, who contribute nothing but their bickering and stupid opinions, should take matters in their own hands by volunteering at the frontlines. And such, morally and ethically, is an ideal and heroic act for the highest good of the society. (Danny Castillones Sillada, The Moral and Social Responsibility of Every Citizen in the Time of Pandemic, The Existentialist Homo Technologicus)”
Danny Castillones Sillada

Reem Aquil
“you're fucking holding the map upside down!"
"Don't yell at me! As of 2 seconds ago you were trashed and useless"
"even trashed I would know if I was holding a map upside down or not"
"i'm so sorry Hunter are you gonna bite my ass again?"
"turn around!"
Reem Aquil, This Infinite Moment

Lisa Kleypas
“Rohan's a Gypsy, Amelia. They're lazy, rootless wanderers."
"You can say all that when you never lift a finger?"
"I'm not supposed to work. I'm a peer now. I earn three thousand pound just by existing."
Clearly there was no headway to be made in an argument when one's opponent was insane.
"Until this moment, I had no intention of marrying him," Amelia said. "But now I'm seriously considering the merits of having at least one rational man in the household."
Amelia almost enjoyed the look on his face. "I suppose Merripen forgot to mention that minor detail. Yes, Cam has proposed to me. And he's rich, Leo. Rich rich, which means even if you decide to go jump in the lake and drown yourself, the girls and I would be taken care of. Nice, isn't it, that someone's concerned about our future?"
"I forbid it."
She gave him a scornful glance. "Forgive me if I'm less than impressed by your authority, Leo. Perhaps you should practice on someone else.”
Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight

If we can secure victory in this Team Shokugeki and unseat the current Council of Ten... then I shall humbly accept the First Seat as my due! This battle is nothing less than the battle to restore the rightful queen to her throne, and I shall see us victorious!
The rest of you are... yes. You shall be my loyal entourage, who dutifully serve and revere their queen! Be honored!
"Whoa. Talk about force of personality."
"Yay! It's like she's finally back to her old self!"
"Heh. A wonderful sight, if I do say so myself. The royal dignity of a queen at all times. That has always suited her best, I think."
"Isn't it nice she's feeling better now, Soma? Um... Soma?"
"Hold it right there, Nakiri! Where do you get off deciding that?! The First Seat is mine! You hear me?!"
"Hold your tongue and listen to your betters, commoner!"
"Hey! Don't you underestimate the strength of family cooking, Nakiri! What happened to all that modest and sweet "friends to the bottom of your heart" stuff, huh?!"
"That was that. This is an entirely different matter! You just need to listen when the Divine Tongue tells you what's what!"

"Daaad! Get over here and tell her!"
"N-no fair! Getting Chef Saiba involved is against the rules!"
"That was great, Erina. No, really. You did an awesome job...
... standing up to that stubborn blockhead of a father of yours."
I think somewhere, somehow a certain father and son may have rubbed off on me a little.
Yuto Tsukuda, 食戟のソーマ 24 [Shokugeki no Souma 24]

I'll tell you this now.
In order to secure victory, our main dish must be created with powerful and persuasive flavor by our most skilled chef.
I say that not out of selfish pride but out of conviction that it's our best move on a purely strategic level."
"Hey, whoa! Hold it! Who says you're the better chef, huh?"
"On that matter, we have objective proof.

I was Tenth Seat on the Council of Ten. You are an average student.
Therefore, it is obvious who should make the main dish."
"Hmph! Stop acting all high-and-mighty! You renounced your Seat on the Council, remember? You're just an average student now, too, so there!"
"Now you're just splitting hairs!"

"Um! C-could both of you please calm down?"
"Yukihira. Nakiri. Perhaps a short break is an order?"
"Ugh!Enough of this! I'm getting some fresh air."
"Um! I-I'll come with you, Nakiri."
"Yukihira! This discussion is not over! You hear me?
Once I have taken my break, I'm going to give you my perfect plan for the perfect course should I make the main dish.
And then I will pound it into your skull, so prepare yourself!"

Yuto Tsukuda, 食戟のソーマ 30 [Shokugeki no Souma 30]

Sonali Dev
“I do appreciate you saving my toes from being severed." Instead of remorse an icy coolness dripped from her tone, a mockery of what he'd done.
The throbbing in his knee spread all through him like rage. He stepped into her space, the memory of betrayal vibrating through him, and leaned close to her ear. "They were the first toes I sucked." His tone was cruel, but he didn't care. "Letting them get severed under my watch would be callous, wouldn't it?"
She stepped away from him, face flaming, her scent flooding his brain. Her hair still smelled like it always had. As though her essence was wrapped up in it, clean and fiery like freshly bloomed roses. He hated how it reached inside him and dug up memories. But like everything else about her, even her scent had become colder. The fire almost snuffed out, even the vibrancy of roses too restrained to be real.
The full blast of her jet-black glare met his. "Since when is being callous a problem for you?"
It was Rico's turn to stiffen, but he had spent too much time in the spotlight to let it show.
What about chasing her around like a puppy had been callous? Or about begging her not to leave him?
Please, Ash. I'll do whatever you want to make myself worthy of you. Don't leave me.
How had he had so little self-respect?”
Sonali Dev, Recipe for Persuasion

Charlotte Lamb
“Who's the latest woman in your life, Ashley?' she retorted to avoid the question in his eyes.

He shrugged. 'At present, no one.'

She laughed. 'Do you expect me to believe that?'

'Why should I lie?'His tone was casual. 'You wouldn't give a damn if I had a whole harem, would you?'

'I'd be sorry for them,' she said.

As if her reply stung him, he turned away.

-Ashley & Selina”
Charlotte Lamb, The Long Surrender

Sara Desai
“Don't bother unpacking the rest," she said, tearing the lease in half. "I'm kicking you out now."
She was almost as strong willed and stubborn as he was. But he had much better taste in furniture.
He snorted a laugh. "I'd like to see you try."
"I'm sure you would," she snapped. "It's probably the only way you can get a woman near you with that giant ego in the way."
"I am hardly lacking for female companionship."
Layla rolled her eyes in an overly dramatic fashion. "I'm not interested in hearing about your visits to the nail bar. I just want you gone."
"It's not going to happen, sweetheart. I have the document in digital form, and the law on my side."
"Family trumps the law." She folded her arms under her generous breasts. Sweat trickled down his back. Karen had nothing on this woman, even with her creative use of a toy blood pressure cuff.
"Not in the real world. My attorney works upstairs. If you need further proof, I can ask him to join us and confirm that the lease is valid.”
Sara Desai, The Marriage Game

Jan Moran
“If you're not going to move, then the least you can do is give me a hand."
"Don't you have workers for that?" Once again, his voice belied his frustration with the dilemma he found himself in.
"Not all of us have an army of employees.”
Jan Moran, The Chocolatier

Melissa Landers
“You're the one who said I could be decent if I wanted to, so quit trying to talk me out of it. I'm about to piss myself as it is, and you're not helping.”
Melissa Landers, Starflight

Sonali Dev
“So you think someone is going to shoot at me twice in one campaign cycle?"
Sticking out her hand, she started counting off on her fingers. "Reagan, Johnson, Nixon, Carter. They've all had over fifty assassination attempts. Some over a hundred!"
His sisters were the earth's most annoying creatures. "Those are all presidents. And they all survived the attempts."
"William Goebel, gubernatorial candidate. George Wallace, gubernatorial candidate."
"You're in the wrong century."
"And you're underestimating the power of racial hatred," she snapped.
"Bill Richardson, Deval Patrick, Bobby Jindal, David Paterson, Susana Martinez, Michelle Grisham-"
"And listing all the minority governors from this century proves what?" she snapped again.
"It proves that we can run for elections without ending up dead.”
Sonali Dev, Incense and Sensibility

Liz Braswell
“We have Gina here dress up as Rapunzel...."
"Never going to happen," Gina said immediately.
"Come on, it's just for a few hours. You'll be the bait."
"Nope. But you have a slender waist-- maybe with the corset..."
"In your dreams."
"Oh, believe me, my dreams have nothing to do with you in a corset. My nightmares, on the other hand..."
"There's a reason I never wanted more than one kid," the Goodwife muttered.
Dodger let out an angry bleat from the window.
"Human kid," she added apologetically.”
Liz Braswell, What Once Was Mine

“Mabel was well over a foot shorter than Jay. At the bakery Christmas party, she'd glanced with loathing at the limbo pole, walked straight underneath it, and headed for the bar. She still managed to look down her nose at him now. "Valuable life lesson. If you feel comfortable shoveling handfuls of stolen sweets into your pockets, I might feel comfortable shoveling you headfirst into a pipe."
Jay raised his brows at Sylvie. "Have we considered moving Mabel's workstation so she's slightly farther away from the paying customers? Perhaps about"---he made a pinching motion with his finger and thumb--- "two post codes to the left?"
"Have we considered getting a haircut, so we look slightly less like an aging rockstar?" Mabel asked conversationally. "It's swell of you to take over potions class while Sylvie's back on telly, Axl Rose, but you don't have to go full wizard cosplay.”
Lucy Parker, Battle Royal

“Could you mix up the lollipop selection? We're almost out of birds and jungle animals, and we have way too many of these weird walrus things."
Mabel didn't look up from the ball of sugar she was molding. "That's you, dipshit. Just balder this time. I took the liberty of giving Lollipop Jay a haircut since the breathing version seems to have lost the address of his barber." Helpfully, she added, "Imagine the walrus with a Steven Tyler wig, and look again.”
Lucy Parker, Battle Royal

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