Impudence Quotes

Quotes tagged as "impudence" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Jim Butcher
“Are you always a smartass?'

Nope. Sometimes I'm asleep.”
Jim Butcher, Blood Rites

Cassandra Clare
“I don't do what I'm told, but I might do what you want if you ask me nicely.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

John Dryden
“Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense,
But good men starve for want of impudence.”
John Dryden, The Poetical Works of John Dryden

Bill Watterson
“A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day.”
Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

Joseph Campbell
“It may be a species of impudence to think that the way you understand God is the way God is. (60).”
Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

William Hazlitt
“the old maxim... "there are three things necessary to success in life--Impudence! Impudence! Impudence!”
William Hazlitt

James Elroy Flecker
“Thy impudence has a monstrous beauty, like the hindquarters of an elephant.”
James Elroy Flecker, The Story of Hassan of Baghdad and How He Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand

Betty MacDonald
“Penelope (the parrot) squawked, ‘I’ll do it because I want to but not because you tell me to!’ Mary was certainly surprised at that because she thought that she had made up that brilliant remark. She didn’t dare to look at her mother….”
Betty MacDonald, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle