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It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

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To like an individual because he's black is just as
insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white.
- e. e. cummings

It was delightful but, of course, it was pretty insulting
to my professional reputation.
- Anthony Holden

I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director
is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation.
- Dustin Hoffman

 

It's insulting to ask a dramatist what his view of his play is.
I have no opinion.
- Edward Bond

The court has said you are entitled to robust speech on public sidewalks,
even insulting speech.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting
you to your face without expecting redress.
- Judith Martin

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I think ethnic and regional labels are insulting to
writers and really put restrictions on them.
People don't think your work is quite as universal.
- James Welch

When I see the American flag, I go, 'Oh my God,
you're insulting me.'
- Janeane Garofalo

Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights.
It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.
- James H. Meredith

The unflattering reviews are painful for short periods of time;
the badly written ones are deeply,
deeply insulting.
That reviewer took no time to really read the book.
- Toni Morrison

The point of quotations is that one can use another's words to be insulting.
- Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

But I can't bear it when somebody who some man made a pass at -
to call that violence seems to me absurd and insulting
to women who've really met violence,
who've been raped or bashed.
- Helen Garner

It should come as no surprise to any of us that the
solution to ending bickering in families is to talk
to one another more often without blaming,
making judgments, or insulting one another.
- Donald C. Medeiros

Elizabeth, Lady C, claims to be writing at the limits of language.
Would it not be insulting to her if I were diligently to follow after her,
explaining what she means but is not smart enough to say?
- J. M. Coetzee

Whereas Jeremy is just the opposite:
always moving because he's never really thinking of
anything and the kind of guy you'd worry inviting to
a dinner party because he says what he thinks.
He can be insulting at times but doesn't mean to be.
- Jason Schwartzman

We talk about a free press.
These people hide, they make a lot of money off the media.
They hide behind the slogans of free press,
and then they can come out with crap like that.
It's just garbage.
It's insulting to the readers.
- Robert Scheer

Here is Mike Wallace, who is visible to the public,
and I have been watching him since the early '50s.
Smoking up a storm and insulting his guests and being
absolutely wonderfully evil and charming too.
- Christopher Plummer

Insult comes not from the mouth,
but from the ear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Insult is powerful.
Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time.
- Suzanne Fields

Pornography is the attempt to insult sex,
to do dirt on it.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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

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

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less
of an insult than religion.
- Edmond de Goncourt

To force a man to pay for the violation of his own
liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.
- Benjamin Tucker

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
- Lord Chesterfield

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment
to be called an agnostic.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -
that is all that agnosticism means.
- Clarence Darrow

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone
was the founder of civilization.
- Sigmund Freud

To insult someone we call him "bestial."
For deliberate cruelty and nature,
"human" might be the greater insult.
- Isaac Asimov

But I would never insult the people that love this
music and I would never insult the blessing of music
in my life and I would never insult myself by playing uninspired music.
- Ben Harper

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

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
- Frederick Douglass

Envy is an insult to oneself.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

If you can't ignore an insult, top it;
if you can't top it,
laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off,
it's probably deserved.
- Russell Lynes

Sometimes I think I might insult people by being openly flirtatious,
then snatching it back.
- Dominique Swain

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

I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they
insult you they do it so nicely.
- Josephine Baker

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

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

We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but
we never doubt that the U.S.
has a unique position in the history of human hopes.
- Ferdinand Mount

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

If you believe in journalism, you don't insult good journalists.
- Sydney Schanberg

Never insult anyone by accident.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
- Cordell Hull

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Oppression is more easily endured than insult.
- Junius

There is no great invention, from fire to flying,
which has not been hailed as an insult to some god.
- John B. S. Haldane

Old age is an insult.
It's like being smacked.
- Lawrence Durrell

Adding "just kidding" doesn't make it okay to insult the Principal.
- Nancy Cartwright

Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.
- Charles de Secondat

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

I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that
you really believe what you just said.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Ultimately, there is no compromise.
Westerners will either retain their civilization,
including the right to insult and blaspheme,
or not.
- Daniel Pipes

Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,'
I says,
'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country.
- Edward Abbey

I just don't believe that you have to come in and insult
people when you want to change things.
- Sydney Schanberg

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

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

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

I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion,
or insult, as pitiable, from the other person.
I never absorbed that.
I always thought that there was something deficient about such people.
- Toni Morrison

I elect to stay on the soil of which I was born and
on the plot of ground which I have fairly bought and honestly paid for.
Don't advise me to leave, and don't add insult to injury
by telling me it's for my own good;
of that I am to be the judge.
- Robert Purvis

The bad part about being recognized is that when I
walk into a restaurant and sit down,
I've got to eat everything on the plate,
whether it's good or bad.
People would take it as an insult if I did otherwise.
- Paul Prudhomme

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

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

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

Women are systematically degraded by receiving the
trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex,
when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him,
and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere

There are two insults no human being will endure:
that he has no sense of humor,
and that he has never known trouble.
- Sinclair Lewis

A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
- Louis Nizer

Daily life is governed by an economic system in which
the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
- Raoul Vaneigem


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