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

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

Giorge Leedy
“THE SILENT PEOPLE

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-
"SHUT UP."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E.M. Forster
“Rudeness affected Margaret like a bitter taste in the mouth. It poisoned life. At times it is necessary, but woe to those who employ it without due need.”
E.M. Forster, Howards End

“Do not be threatened by rude people because rudeness is a sign of insecurity.”
Gift Gugu Mona

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

N.K. Jemisin
“Discomfort is understandable. It’s the rudeness that isn’t.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season

“First of all, don’t be late. Ever. For anything.”
J. Earp

Bryanna Reid
“- Your opinion has not been asked for. You have bad taste. Go and write your airport novels.
- So you have good taste and a bad attitude? Well, go and enjoy your taste of shit.”
Bryanna Reid

Debasish Mridha
“Never justify being rude; never forget to be kind.”
Debasish Mridha

Wataru Watari
“I guess I'm nothing but a rude and brash fool.”
Wataru Watari, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。5

Mehmet Murat ildan
“By behaving elegantly, you inspire others to behave elegantly; by behaving rude, you invite others to behave rude! You change others when you change yourself!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Jojo Moyes
“Here’s the thing about middle-class
people. They pretend not to look, but they
do. They were too polite to actually stare.
Instead, they did this weird thing of
catching sight of Will in their field of
vision and then determinedly not looking
at him. Until he’d gone past, at which
point their gaze would flicker towards
him, even while they remained in
conversation with someone else. They
wouldn’t talk about him, though. Because
that would be rude.”
Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

Stephen King
“All right,” Roland said. “Rudeness is forgivable, Blaine; so I was taught in my youth, and the clay has dried in the shapes left by the artist’s hand. But I was also taught that stupidity is not.”
Stephen King, The Waste Lands

“Do not be threatened by rude people, because rudeness is a sign of insecurity.”
Gift Gugu Mona

Lucilla Andrews
“He must be aged to have good manners. Modern young men have to be angry, and that means plain rude.”
Lucilla Andrews, My Friend the Professor

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