Swearing Quotes

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Nick Hornby
“How do people, like, not curse? How is it possible? There are these gaps in speech where you just have to put a "fuck." I'll tell you who the most admirable people in the world are: newscasters. If that was me, I'd be like, "And the motherfuckers flew the fucking plane right into the Twin Towers." How could you not, if you're a human being? Maybe they're not so admirable. Maybe they're robot zombies.”
Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down

David Sedaris
“Shit is the tofu of cursing and can be molded to whichever condition the speaker desires. Hot as shit. Windy as shit. I myself was confounded as shit...”
David Sedaris

Charlaine Harris
“Fuck a zombie!”
Charlaine Harris, Dead in the Family

Stephen Fry
“The sort of twee person who thinks swearing is in any way a sign of a lack of education or a lack of verbal interest is just a fucking lunatic.”
Stephen Fry

Alyxandra Harvey
“Finally, a bit of luck. Rat bastard,' I hissed down at Montmartre. 'Mangy dog of a scurvy goat.'
'That doesn’t even make sense,' Isabeau murmured.
'Feels good though. Try it.'
She narrowed her eyes at the top of Montmartre’s perfectly groomed hair. 'Balding donkey’s ass.'
'Sniveling flea-bitten rabid monkey droppings.'
'Clearly, you’re a natural.”
Alyxandra Harvey, Blood Feud

Richard Curtis
“Cause if you shoot a bullet someone dies. If you drop a bomb many die. You hit a woman, love dies. But if you say the F-word... nothing actually happens.”
Richard Curtis

Raymond Carver
“I'm a heart surgeon, sure, but I'm just a mechanic. I go in and I fuck around and I fix things. Shit.”
Raymond Carver, Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

James Rozoff
“Vulgarity is like a fine wine: it should only be uncorked on a special occasion, and then only shared with the right group of people.”
James Rozoff

Lilian Jackson Braun
“...if you've never been cussed out by a Siamese, you don't know what profanity is all about!”
Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Saw Red

Karen Chance
“Stercus Accidit.

[barren happens]”
Karen Chance

Ava Gardner
“In one scene, when I was supposed to say, "In a pig's eye you are," what came out was, "In a pig's ass you are." Old habits die awfully hard.”
Ava Gardner, Ava: My Story

Agatha Christie n. A silent, putrid fart committed by someone in this very room, and only one person knows whodunnit.”
VIZ, Roger's Profanisaurus: The Magna Farta.

The Hippie
“And I know fuck isn’t a word that Mormons say, but I don’t say this word I only think it, so it doesn’t really count.”
Hippie, Snowflake Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter

Chloe Neill
“You do that Helen", Mallory dared. "And tell him we said to f*ck off while youre at it".”
Chloe Neill, Some Girls Bite

Markus Zusak
“There was the gate next, which she(Liesel)clung to. A gang of tears trudged from her eyes as she held on and refused to go inside. People started to gather on the street, until Rosa Hubermann swore at them, after which they reversed back whence they came.


‘What are you arseholes looking at?”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Bill Bryson
“Because of social strictures against even the mildest swearing, America developed a particularly rich crop of euphemistic expletives - darn, durn, goldurn, goshdad, goshdang, goshawful, blast, consarn, confound, by Jove, by jingo, great guns, by the great horn spoon (a nonce term first cited in the Biglow Papers), jo-fired, jumping Jehoshaphat, and others almost without number - but even this cautious epithets could land people in trouble as late as the 1940s.”
Bill Bryson, Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

Kate Bowler
“I read an article about how people in grief swear because they feel the English language has reached its limit in a time of inarticulate sorrow. Or at least that is what I tell people when I am casually dropping f-bombs over lunch as I explain the mysteries of Lent.”
Kate Bowler, Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

corgi 1. n. A high class hound, such as those that accompany the Queen. 2. n. A high class hound, such as the one that accompanies Prince Charles.”
VIZ, Roger's Profanisaurus: The Magna Farta.

“Taking up marriage is a good excuse for taking up cursing."
These is my words”
Nancey E. Turner

Carol Lynch Williams
“Shut the eff up,' Aaron said. Only he said the REAL swear, the REAL word.”
Carol Lynch Williams, Miles from Ordinary

Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“True freedom of speech includes the freedom to call someone a bitch.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Bagaimana bisa kau tidak menyukai hujan?
Padahal hujan selalu mendekatkan kita.
Oh, aku lupa.
Kau mungkin tidak menganggapku sepenting itu.
Aku bukan pemeran utama dalam lakon hidupmu.
Aku hanya figuran yang hanya sesekali dibutuhkan.”
Jee, Because It's You

“So I go about singing God's praises throughout the day

Along with drinking, swearing, gossiping, getting high, lying, watching "R" rated movies, something is wrong with my heart, and it shows through the practice of sin is covered in praise to God

Think Isaiah 29:13 & Matthew 15:8”
John M Sheehan

Gregório de Matos
“De dois ff se compõe
esta cidade a meu ver:
um furtar, outro foder.”
Gregório de Matos, Poemas Escolhidos

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“Putain' literally means 'prostitute', but the meaning has evolved with the years, it has left the red light district to settle as a daily word, it is quite common, it lives near the onomatopoeias area, because, phonetically, it is such a convenient word to express when having to emphasise a feeling as it almost acts like an exclamation mark.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, "Darling, it's not only about sex"

Chloe Gilholy
“Now I won't tell any lies to you, the weather is going to be absolutely shit.”
Chloe Gilholy, Game of Mass Destruction

Edgar Cantero
“Why do all bullies think they can get away with 'I was a kid'? Guess what: I was a kid too, and I didn't make other people feel like shit! You were not a kid, you were a cunt!”
Edgar Cantero, Meddling Kids

“I fix the machine so that they could talk.”
suvam prasad

Wallace Stegner
“Occasionally one meets a Mormon with the knack of putting swear-words together, and sometimes one encounters a speck of interestingly-local profanity in the milk of Mormon human-kindness. I have not heard elsewhere the typical Mormon "I'll be go to Hell," and I have never found even in learned treatises the characteristic "Bear's Ass!" with which a native of Cache Valley expresses disgust.”
Wallace Stegner, Mormon Country

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