Rudeness Quotes

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Lemony Snicket
“It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring.”
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

Eric Hoffer
“Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.”
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind: And Other Aphorisms

Arthur Schopenhauer
“It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire. For politeness is like a counter--an avowedly false coin, with which it is foolish to be stingy.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims

Edmund Burke
“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.”
Edmund Burke

Bryant McGill
“No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.”
Bryant McGill

“When the healthy pursuit of self-interest and self-realization turns into self-absorption, other people can lose their intrinsic value in our eyes and become mere means to the fulfillment of our needs and desires.”
P.M. Forni, The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude

Anne Brontë
“Preserve me from such cordiality! It is like handling briar-roses and may-blossoms - bright enough to the eye, and outwardly soft to the touch, but you know there are thorns beneath, and every now and then you feel them too; and perhaps resent the injury by crushing them in till you have destroyed their power, though somewhat to the detriment of your own fingers.”
Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Giorge Leedy

Some people are so rude,
Living their lives with no concern for others,
Or possibly just intent on pissing other people off-
Annoying everyone around them.

The silent people-
Want to kill them-
And drive forks into their skulls-
Create weapons of extreme torture-
And scream from the top of their lungs-

But words are not spoken-
And attention is not given.
Though annoyance is apparent,
The annoying keep on living.”
Giorge Leedy, Uninhibited From Lust To Love

Tom Robbins
“Death is impatient and thoughtless. It barges into your room when you are right in the middle of something, and it doesn't bother to wipe its boots.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Naguib Mahfouz
“إن بلادنا في حاجة إلى جرعات قوية من قلة الأدب حيال الملوك حتى تفيق من إغمائها الطويل”
Naguib Mahfouz, Sugar Street

Bryant McGill
“If you are rude, cynical, habitually-sarcastic or pessimistic, your life options are going to be very limited.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

J.K. Rowling
“Professor, why couldn't we just Apparate directly into your old colleague's house?'
'Because it would be quite as rude as kicking down the front door,' said Dumbledore. 'Courtesy dictates that we offer fellow wizards the opportunity of denying us entry.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Yann Martel
“Was it the forgetfulness of old age or personal incapacity that made the man able to say please but not thank you?”
Yann Martel, Beatrice and Virgil

Mary Stanton
“This was our last night. We only had one curtain call, Bree. And I thought they were going to give us a standing ovation, but no-o-o-. Do you know why half the audience stood up?"
"To get a head start on the traffic," Bree said.
"To get a head start on the traffic," Antonia agreed in indignation. "I mean, here we are, dancing and singing our little guts out, and all those folks want to do is get to bed early. I ask you, whatever happened to common courtesy? Whatever happened to decent manners? Doesn't anyone care about craft anymore? And on top of that, it's not even nice.”
Mary Stanton, Defending Angels

Lynne Truss
“...when a phone call competes for attention with a real-world conversation, it wins. Everyone knows the distinctive high-and-dry feeling of being abandoned for a phone call, and of having to compensate - with quite elaborate behaviours = for the sudden half-disappearance of the person we were just speaking to. 'Go ahead!' we say. 'Don't mind us! Oh look, here's a magazine I can read!' When the call is over, other rituals come into play, to minimise the disruption caused and to restore good feeling.”
Lynne Truss, Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door

Elizabeth Bowen
“Livvy noted there seemed some communal feeling between the married: any wife could be faintly rude to anyone else's husband.”
Elizabeth Bowen, The Last September

Wataru Watari
“How rude could you get? She was treating a boy she'd only just met as an inferior being. The only other person I can think of who does that is a Saiyan prince.”
Wataru Watari, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。1

“أُرحِّبْ بك في بيتك القديم وأنا اليك الزائر الغريب ، لا تنتقد جرأتي.. الستُ من دعوتني”
Sam Houssami

C.J. Sansom
“Never in England were there so many gentlemen and so little gentleness.”
C.J. Sansom, Tombland

A.D. Aliwat
“Waiters can be so rude.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Joe Abercrombie
“He's still young enough to think that rudeness wins respect.”
Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings

“People don't realize how their rude words can mess with your head forever.”
Garima Soni - words world

Heather Cocks
“Sometimes the only appropriate word for a person is a rude one.”
Heather Cocks, The Royal We

A.D. Aliwat
“New York was like the internet before the internet. A densely populated, hectic, ever-evolving place that’s always on, that you extract yourself from in order to rest, to catch your breath, and will be there in full force when you’re ready for it again. The city that never sleeps. Interconnected in a grand plexus by a series of subnetworks and subsystems. Shiny parts and seedy parts. Covered in ads, understated and overstated. Multicultural. Everybody’s here, every language is spoken. The anonymous mistaken for the rude: people here get away with saying how they feel, speaking their truths.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

William Goldman
Sundance: [to Etta] What I'm saying is, if you want to go, I won't stop you. But the minute you start to whine or make a nuisance, I don't care where we are, I'm dumping you flat.
Butch: Don't sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight.”
William Goldman, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Screenplay

Christina Casino
“When the smell all around you is so stained that it gags you”
Christina Casino

“If you ever feel nobody listen to you, especially someone you love, it's okay. You can't change their minds, and you can't change their attitude. It's learning behaviour, don't judge them.”
Daniel Oluwaseun

Chris Churchill
“Most of the time, no matter how impossible it seems, people truly don't realize how rude they're being.”
Chris Churchill, Twenty Years Without A Weekend

Gill Hornby
“Was I terribly rude?' It was almost as if she might care a jot.

'Yes! You were frightful!' Cassy tugged at her locks playfully.

'As rude as I was to Mr Blackall?'

'No,' Cassy conceded, laughing. 'Nobody has ever, in the history of social intercourse between the two sexes, been as rude as you were to Mr Blackall. You set impossibly high standards with him, for all womankind.”
Gill Hornby, Miss Austen

Mehmet Murat ildan
“There is no greater beauty than kindness and no worse ugliness than rudeness!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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