Mean Quotes

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Walt Whitman
“God is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards.”
Walt Whitman

Louisa May Alcott
“Because they are mean is no reason why I should be. I hate such things, and though I think I've a right to be hurt, I don't intend to show it. (Amy March)”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Will Rogers
“Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.”
Will Rogers

J. Cornell Michel
“I like living in my head because in there, everyone is kind and innocent. Once you start integrating yourself into the world, you realize that people are nasty, mean creatures. They're worse than zombies. People try to crush your soul and destroy your happiness, but zombies just want to have a little nibble of your brain.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

Coco J. Ginger
“I’m mistaken….

for thinking you were someone with a heart worth breaking.”
Jamie Weise

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“I think it's obvious if you're wanted here or not."
"Daemon," hissed Dee, her cheeks red. She turned to me, tears in her eyes. "He's not being serious."
"Are you being serious, Daemon?" Ash turned in his lap, head cocked to the side.
My heart was already pounding in my chest when his eyes met mine. His were sheltered. "Actually I was being serious." He leaned over the table, staring up at me through thick lashes. "You're not wanted here."
Dee spoke again, but I was beyond hearing. My face felt like it was on fire. People around us were starting to stare. One of the Thompson boys was smirking while the other looked as though he wanted to crawl underneath the table for me. The rest of the kids at the table were staring at their plates. One of them snickered.
I'd never been more humiliated in my life.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian

James Patterson
“It gets so tiring, this strong-picking-on-the-weak stuff. It was the story of my life -literally- and it seemed to be a big part of the outside world too. I was sick of it, sick of guys like these, stupid and bullying.”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment

Leigh Bardugo
“Sorry,” I mumbled.
“Maybe you’re hungry,” said Zoya. “I always get mean when I’m hungry.”
“Are you hungry all the time?” asked Harshaw.
“You haven’t seen me mean. When you do, you’ll require a very big hanky.”
He snorted. “To dry my tears?”
“To stanch the bleeding.”
Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising

Laura Moriarty
“My mother says that when Mrs. Rowley is mean, which is generally the case, it is really because she is just unhappy, and who could blame her with a husband like that . . . She says this is really the only reason people are ever mean--they have something hurting inside of them, a claw of unhappiness scratching at their hearts, and it hurts them so much that sometimes they have to push it right out of their mouths to scratch someone else, just to give themselves a rest, a moment of relief.”
Laura Moriarty

Nancy E. Turner
“I have a deep-down belief that there are folks in the world who are good through and through, and others who came in mean and will go out mean. It's like coffee. Once it's roasted, it all looks brown. Until you pour hot water on it and see what comes out. Folks get into hot water, you see what comes out.”
Nancy E. Turner, Sarah's Quilt

Jane Austen
“I frequently observe that one pretty face would be followed by five and thirty frights.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion

Gillian Flynn
“I'd developed an inability to demonstrate much negative emotion at all. It was another thing that made me seem like a dick - my stomach could be all oiled eels, and you would get nothing from my face and less from my words. It was a constant problem: too much control or no control at all.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Holly Bourne
“Bad stuff happens, people are mean, there are no steps you can take that ensure the world leaves you alone. All you can do is try not to be one of those people who contributes to the bad.”
Holly Bourne, Am I Normal Yet?

Donna Lynn Hope
“No, we aren't civilized, even in our business suits and high heels. People are as mean as ever, and as predictable. Underneath it all, we are not so different from what lurks in the wild, perhaps we're worse.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Amanda Stephan
“You know if you would just do as I say I wouldn't have to hurt you.”
Amanda Stephan, The Price of Trust

Matthew Quick
“This is when I learned that nice people sometimes felt they had to pretend to be mean and awful.”
Matthew Quick, The Good Luck of Right Now

Donald L. Hicks
“When someone would mistreat, misinform, misuse, misguide, mishandle, mislead… or any other "mis"… to others, they’re obviously missing something from their lives.”
Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

Lorelei James
“A dirty and mean sense of humor first thing in the morning. I may learn to like you yet.”
Lorelei James, All Jacked Up

M.F. Moonzajer
“I really mean it what do I say, unless I won’t say.”
M.F. Moonzajer

Howard Tayler
“You're more mean-spirited than I remember you being."

"It's this organic body. Hologram fur wasn't itchy.”
Howard Tayler, The Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance

“To truly strip a man of everything, one must take away his money, community, and the core of his beliefs until he is bathed in the agony of isolation.”
Leinad Eibam, Published Poet

“The thing is writing is torturing me every second while I’m writing. But not writing is torturing every second when I’m not writing. If you are looking for any meaning in life it is this; being tortured for the right reason. To truly live is that loving being tortured by it.”
Cave Man, Modern Human's Handbook

“Hey, hey, hey, hey-now. Don’t be mean; we don’t have to be mean, cuz, remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
~ Buckaroo Banzai ~”
Buckaroo Banzai

Alice Walker
“What make him pull through? I ast

Oh, she say, Harpo made him send you the rest of your sister's letters. Right after that he start to improve. You know meanness kill, she say.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple

“In this harsh drive of life
Many became mean
Many became cold
Many became vile
Only if they knew how happy life could’ve been
If they’d thread back whence they came”
Abdulkadir Abdullahi, 13 Days of Solitude: Thoughts beyond Words

“When people go out of their way to be disrespectful and mean,
Put a bridle on your tongue and keep your words clean”
Charmaine J Forde

“I was happier," Adam says, "when I thought she was dead."
"You don't mean that. Don't say things like that, man. Once you say that kind of ... you can't take it back--"
"Oh, I mean it," Adam says. "I really, really mean it." He finally looks at me. Fists clenched. "Thinking you were dead," he says to me, "was so much better. It hurt so much less than this."
The walls are moving. I'm seeing spots, blinking at nothing.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

“I'd rather hang out with nerds that were kind than with jocks that hated me.”
Fracaswell Hyman, Mango Delight

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
“Am I mad or is she? Does all this arise out of an inventive, wanton woman's brain with the intention of surpassing my supersensual fantasies, or is this woman really one of those Neronian characters who take a diabolical pleasure in treading underfoot, like a worm,
human beings, who have thoughts and feelings and a will like theirs?”
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs

“Do you know why the number two hundred is so vitally descriptive to both you and me? It’s your weight and my I.Q.”
Lex Luthor, Gene Hackman

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