Quotations on Insult

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Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,' I says, 'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Government, Country, Insult, Poor)

Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader's intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult.
- James Randolph Adams
(Keywords: Intelligence, Advertising, Insult, Respect, Worth)

I'm going to insult a whole industry here, but it seems like TV is for people who can't do film. I'm not talking about actresses; I'm talking about lighting people. Lighting on TV is just so... it's sinful, it really is.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: People, Film, Insult, Talking)

There is nothing that people bear more impatiently, or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: People, Injury, Insult, Nothing)

A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Apology, Hurt, Insult, Party, Want)

Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
- Margaret Cho
(Keywords: Crime, Illusion, Insult, Ugly, Woman)

The master class seldom lose a chance to insult a woman who has the ability for something besides service to his lordship.
- Caroline Nichols Churchill
(Keywords: Ability, Chance, Class, Insult, Service, Woman)

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
- Frederick Douglass
(Keywords: Gentleman, Insult, Will)

Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.
- Lawrence Durrell
(Keywords: Age, Being, Insult, Old)

Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
- Stephen Fry
(Keywords: Experience, Creation, Garden, Insult, Taste, Temperance, Wickedness)

There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god.
- John B. S. Haldane
(Keywords: God, Fire, Flying, Insult, Invention)

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius
(Keywords: Books, Fools, Insult, Nation, Press, Reading)

I love women. I'm trying to do beautiful things with them. I'm not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.
- Calvin Klein
(Keywords: Life, Love, Women, Insult, Trying)

Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Sex, Insult, Pornography)

If they had said my writing wasn't good enough, fair enough, that's an opinion. But to say it's too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young.
- Tanith Lee
(Keywords: Intelligence, Insult, Opinion, Writing)

The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
- Walter Lippmann
(Keywords: Nature, Intelligence, Compliment, Insult, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Sense, Will)

Ultimately, there is no compromise. Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.
- Daniel Pipes
(Keywords: Civilization, Compromise, Insult, Right, Will)

People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman, when really they - at least the ones that I know personally - have been waiting for something that doesn't completely insult them.
- Winona Ryder
(Keywords: Movies, People, Insult, Pretty, Waiting, Want, Woman)

I just don't believe that you have to come in and insult people when you want to change things.
- Sydney Schanberg
(Keywords: Change, People, Insult, Want)

The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality.
- Patricia Meyer Spacks
(Keywords: Men, Women, Morality, Insult, Sensitivity, Vanity)

The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights.
- Hideki Tojo
(Keywords: Causes, Rights, Insult, Persecution)

To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.
- Benjamin Tucker
(Keywords: Force, Injury, Insult, Liberty, Man)

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
- George Washington
(Keywords: War, Peace, Desire, Insult, Prosperity)

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