65 Antisocial Quotes On Success In Life

These antisocial quotes will inspire you. Violent or harmful to people Crime is antisocial or contrary to the laws and customs of society; devoid of or antagonistic to sociable instincts or practices.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging antisocial quotes, antisocial sayings, and antisocial proverbs.

Best Antisocial Quotes

  1. “There are souls that are incurable and lost to the rest of society. Deprive them of one means of folly, they will invent ten thousand others. They will create subtler, wilder methods, methods that are absolutely DESPERATE. Nature herself is fundamentally antisocial, it is only by a usurpation of powers that the organized body of society opposes the natural inclination of humanity.” ~ Antonin Artaud
  2. “I’m on the benevolent side of antisocial. I don’t mind people, but I’d prefer not to have a lot of them around.” ~ J.R. Ward
  3. “You could call me antisocial, I’ve called myself that sometimes too, but I just prefer to be alone, and that’s nothing against you.” ~ Dawud Wharnsby Ali
  4. “Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.” ~ Nikola Tesla

  5. “Anything new, anything worth doing, can’t be recognized.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  6. “I probably have fundamentally antisocial tendencies. I never took one extracurricular activity. I just failed utterly at that level. Part of me still rebels against that.” ~ Maya Lin
  7. “The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous because the state as a mass entity represents a low moral and intellectual level.” ~ Christian Lous Lange
  8. “The poet, the artist, the sleuth, whoever sharpens our perception tends to antisocial; rarely ‘well adjusted,’ he cannot go along with currents and trends.” ~ Marshall McLuhan

  9. “Leave an extrovert alone for two minutes and he will reach for his cell phone. In contrast, after an hour or two of being socially on, we introverts need to turn off and recharge. My own formula is roughly two hours alone for every hour of socializing. This isn’t antisocial. It isn’t a sign of depression. It does not call for medication. For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating. Our motto: I’m okay, you’re okay-in small doses.” ~ Jonathan Rauch
  10. “I have to remind myself constantly to not be antisocial because I stay to myself a lot. Im a lot more introspective than my characters.” ~ Katee Sackhoff
  11. “To bring into the world an unwanted human being is as antisocial an act as murder.” ~ Gore Vidal

  12. “I drink much less than most people think, and I think much more than most people would believe. I am quite sincere about some of the things which people take very lightly, and almost insultingly unconcerned about some of the things which people take most seriously. In short, I am basically antisocial: certainly not to an alarming degree , but just more so than I appear to be.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  13. “It is impossible to think of Howard Hughes without seeing the apparently bottomless gulf between what we say we want and what we do want, between what we officially admire and secretly desire, between, in the largest sense, the people we marry and the people we love. In a nation which increasingly appears to prize social virtues, Howard Hughes remains not merely antisocial but grandly, brilliantly, surpassingly, asocial. He is the last private man, the dream we no longer admit.” ~ Joan Didion
  14. “If you think about computer programming, it’s as antisocial as it gets.” ~ Shawn Fanning

  15. “For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating.” ~ Jonathan Rauch
  16. “I was lousy in school. Real screwed-up. A moron. I was antisocial and didn’t bother with the other kids. A really bad student. I didn’t have any brains. I didn’t know what I was doing there. That’s why I became an actor.” ~ Anthony Hopkins
  17. “And for this you must have quiet and solitude. But society does not allow you to have them. You must be with people, outwardly active at all costs. If you are alone you are considered antisocial or peculiar, or you are afraid of your own loneliness.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  18. “I’m a little bit antisocial and I recently discovered that I’m introverted. But the love between people makes me alive.” ~ Emily Saliers

  19. “Writing is an antisocial act.” ~ Martha Grimes
  20. “I was a nerd growing up, and I’m a little antisocial and awkward.” ~ Louis C. K.
  21. “The great thing about writing is that…you can do all these antisocial things and you get paid for them and nobody ever arrests you because they’re all make-believe. Then that way if you were actually ever driven to do any of those things, the pressure’s off because you’d have already written them down. It’s therapy.” ~ Stephen King
  22. “When I’m getting ready for a movie, let’s just say my diet is “The Antisocial Diet.” I don’t go to restaurants. I don’t eat what I really want to eat. I don’t eat much. I eat small things frequently. Lots of protein and greens. And I don’t eat with people, because there’s a tendency to get social and then to overeat.” ~ Jason Statham
  23. “I’ve invented Twofacebook, the antisocial network. You start being friends w/entire world & defriend people one by one.” ~ Andy Borowitz

  24. “…why did Plato say that poets should be chased out of the republic? Precisely because every poet and every artist is an antisocial being. He’s not that way because he wants to be; he can’t be any other way…. and if he really is an artist it is in his nature not to want to be admitted, because if he is admitted it can only mean he is doing something which is understood, approved, and therefore old hat – worthless. Anything new, anything worth doing, can’t be recognized.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  25. “Instead of a bumbling and inefficient tool of society, the radical [libertarian] sees the State itself, in its very nature, as coercive, exploitative, parasitic, and hence profoundly antisocial. The State is, and always has been, the great single enemy of the human race, its liberty, happiness, and progress.” ~ Murray Rothbard
  26. “One is faced with a dilemma: If one places total trust in all other users, one is vulnerable to the antisocial behavior of any malicious user consider the case of viruses. But if one tries to be totally reclusive and isolated, one is not only bored, but one’s information universe will cease to grow and be enhanced by interaction with others. The result is that most of us operate in a complicated trade-off zone with various arrangements of trust and security mechanisms.” ~ Fernando J. Corbato
  27. “After an hour or two of being socially on, we introverts need to turn off and recharge … This isn’t antisocial. It isn’t a sign of depression.” ~ Jonathan Rauch

  28. “These data suggest very strongly that participating in the playing of violent video games by children and youth increase aggressive thought and behavior; increase antisocial behavior and delinquency; engender poor school performance; desensitize the game player to violence.” ~ Leland Yee
  29. “Nobody adopts antisocial behaviour unless they fear that they will fail if they remain on the social side of life.” ~ Alfred Adler
  30. “Some of the qualities that go into making a good reporter – aggressiveness, a certain sneakiness, a secretive nature, nosiness, the ability to find out that which someone wants hidden, the inability to take ‘no’ with any sort of grace, a taste for gossip, rudeness, a fair disdain for what people will think of you and an occasional and calculated disregard for rules – are also qualities that go into making a very antisocial human being.” ~ Linda Ellerbee
  31. “People with antisocial personality disorders aren’t automatically bad – they simply approach the world with a more ruthless set of lenses. The lack of empathy or very weak empathy and the ability to read other people’s weak spots can be a flammable combination when you get in the way of something they want. But they aren’t a different species. They’re a part of our spectrum.” ~ Eden Robinson
  32. “The vital energies regulate themselves naturally without compulsive duty or compulsive morality both of which are sure signs of existing antisocial impulses.” ~ Wilhelm Reich

  33. “I am pretty antisocial and have difficulty communicating with other human beings. I know that if I were in Philly I’d still mostly be hanging out in my apartment reading books and playing with synthesizers. That said, I grew up in Philly, went to college in Philly, lived in Philly afterwards for a while – almost every formative experience in my life has happened in Philly. Whether I like it or not, Philly is all over everything I do for the rest of my life.” ~ Ben Daniels , Antisocial quotes life
  34. “Narcissism falls along the axis of what psychologists call personality disorders, one of a group that includes antisocial, dependent, histrionic, avoidant and borderline personalities. But by most measures, narcissism is one of the worst, if only because the narcissists themselves are so clueless.” ~ Jeffrey Kluger
  35. “When you can’t smoke, if you stand and stare out of the window on your own, you’re an antisocial, friendless idiot. If you stand and stare out of the window on your own with a cigarette, you’re a philosopher.” ~ Rory Sutherland
  36. “It’s so difficult, particularly with an antisocial character. It’s much easier if he’s already a blank page, but once you’ve written on him, it’s hard to keep him that stripped down.” ~ Donald E. Westlake

  37. “I love the of dealing with the homoerotic versus the idea of dealing with certain tropes with regards to black masculinity in the world, propensity towards sports, antisocial behavior, hypersexuality – all of these sort of non-truths that I don’t exist in but that I see as being fixed in the world’s imagination.” ~ Kehinde Wiley
  38. “I’ve always been curious about the psychology of the person behind the mask. When someone is anonymous, it opens the door to all kinds of antisocial behavior, as seen by the Ku Klux Klan.” ~ Philip Zimbardo
  39. “In the old days, words like sin and Satan had a moral certitude. Today, they’re replaced with self-help jargon, words like dysfunction and antisocial behavior, discouraging any responsibility for one’s actions.” ~ Don Henley
  40. “All writing is an antisocial act, since the writer is a man who can speak freely only when alone; to be himself he must lock himself up, to communicate he must cut himself off from all communication; and in this there is something always a little mad.” ~ Kenneth Tynan

  41. “Man is born an asocial and antisocial being. The newborn child is a savage. Egoism is his nature. Only the experience of life and the teachings of his parents, his brothers, sisters, playmates, and later of other people FORCE HIM to acknowledge the advantages of social cooperation and accordingly to change his behavior.” ~ Ludwig von Mises
  42. “Many people believe that introversion is about being antisocial, and that’s really a misperception. Because actually it’s just that introverts are differently social. So they would prefer to have a glass of wine with a close friend as opposed to going to a loud party full of strangers.” ~ Susan Cain
  43. “Introverts keep their best stuff inside—that is, until it is ready. And this drives extroverts crazy! The explanation for the introvert’s behavior—and there must be an explanation for this behavior, say the extroverts—is that he or she is antisocial, out of touch, or simply a snob.” ~ Laurie Helgoe
  44. “I’ve never really felt good at the parties, but I have enough friends now that I feel social, I used to feel very antisocial, but I think the theater helps.” ~ Adam Rapp

  45. “I wouldn’t want to manufacture cigarettes. But if I owned – we do own Costco. Do they sell them? Yes. So I don’t have a problem owning stock in that. But I just wouldn’t want to – I wouldn’t want to do it myself. I basically think, if anything is sufficiently antisocial, society should do something about it. But that’s a separate question. But – and I don’t think there’s any company that I have seen that’s 100 percent pure.” ~ Warren Buffett
  46. “I don’t want to blame anybody, but I just want to tell you that the process of writing is antisocial, so on the days that you have something really important to write, go from lying down directly to your notepad or your computer. Do not talk.” ~ Sandra Cisneros
  47. “I’m kind of an antisocial person. I realised when I was playing in bands that I wasn’t that comfortable being on-stage, and I preferred to be behind-the-scenes. I like the seclusion of composing.” ~ Cliff Martinez
  48. “Writing, at its heart, is a solitary pursuit, designed to make people depressoids, drug addicts, misanthropes, and antisocial weirdos.” ~ Mindy Kaling

  49. “Materialism sets us free from sin-by proving that there is no such thing as sin. There’s just antisocial behavior, which we can control with measures like laws and educational programs.” ~ Phillip E. Johnson
  50. “Today’s milestone is human madness. Politics is a part of it, particularly in its lethal outbursts. Politics is not, as it was for Hannah Arendt, the field where human freedom is unfurled. The modern world, the world of world war, the Third World, the underground world of death that acts upon us, do not have the civilized splendor of the Greek city state. The modern political domain is massively, in totalitarian fashion, social, leveling, exhausting. Hence madness is a space of antisocial, apolitical, and paradoxically free individuation” ~ Julia Kristeva
  51. “While obsessive behavior may be an antisocial plague to societies and communities at large, it’s total moxie when lone practitioners catch it.” ~ Robert Genn

  52. “Writers that pretend to be in the throes of some kind of genius-demon, some kind of possessing spirit that refuses to let them engage with Normal Life are bullshit artists of the highest degree, looking to excuse their antisocial tendencies and bad manners away with a flourish of vocabulary and the semantic waving of hands.” ~ Matt Fraction
  53. “Tangier is one of the few places left in the world where, so long as you don’t proceed to robbery, violence, or some form of crude, antisocial behavior, you can do exactly what you want.” ~ William S. Burroughs
  54. “‘Grand Theft Auto’, in its deification of antisocial behavior, is where I heap the most of my scorn.” ~ Nolan Bushnell
  55. “Imaginative writing has always been a solitary and indeed a somewhat antisocial activity. Apprenticeship existed, no doubt, but it was an apprenticeship to books and not to living masters of the craft.” ~ Madison Smartt Bell

  56. “More non-fringe, non-radical homosexuals emerge into public view every day. As the stereotype of the homosexual as antisocial deviant crumbles, a (political) party or faction that tolerates gay-baiting rhetoric in the name of ‘family values’ makes ‘family values’ look more and more like common bigotry.” ~ Jonathan Rauch
  57. “Buying and selling is essentially antisocial.” ~ Edward Bellamy
  58. “Maybe we ought to look at a guy’s response to our microwave from now on.” Aunt Annie said. Really.” Mom said. “The narcissist looks at his reflection in it. The OCD guy thinks you don’t keep it clean enough.The antisocial–” Puts his fist through it because it reminds him of his father.” Annie said. She’d read all of mom’s books, too. And the paranoid one would be jealous of the amount of time you spend cooking.” Mom said Were you using that microwave again? Is something going on between the two of you? I caught you looking right at its clock.” Annie said.” ~ Deb Caletti
  59. “I got tattoos for purely antisocial reasons, and now people do it for social acceptance. I miss the individualism.” ~ Mike Ness

  60. “Introverts keep their best stuff inside—that is, until it is ready. And this drives extroverts crazy! The explanation for the introvert’s behavior—and there must be an explanation for this behavior, say the extroverts—is that he or she is antisocial, out of touch, or simply a snob.” ~ Laurie Helgoe
  61. “The period of Prohibition – called the noble experiment – brought on the greatest breakdown of law and order the United States has known until today. I think there is a lesson here. Do not regulate the private morals of people. Do not tell them what they can take or not take. Because if you do, they will become angry and antisocial and they will get what they want from criminals who are able to work in perfect freedom because they have paid off the police.” ~ Gore Vidal
  62. “Any analysis of ‘sin’ or ‘evil’ or ‘demonic influence’ or ‘negative thinking’ or ‘systemic evil’ or ‘antisocial behavior’ that fails to see the lack of self-dignity as the core of the problem will prove to be too shallow.” ~ Robert H. Schuller

  63. “Much is made of the accelerating brutality of young people’s crimes, but rarely does our concern for dangerous children translateinto concern for children in danger. We fail to make the connection between the use of force on children themselves, and violent antisocial behavior, or the connection between watching father batter mother and the child deducing a link between violence and masculinity.” ~ Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  64. “Fat is a barrier, a bellicose statement to others that, to some, justifies hostility in kind. The world says to the fat person, “Your fatness is an affront to me, so we have the right to treat you as offensively as you appear.” Fat is not merely viewed as another type of tissue, but as a diagnostic sign, a personal statement, and a measure of personality. Too little fat and we see you as being antisocial, fearful and sexless. Too much fat and we see you as slothful, stupid, and sexually hung up.” ~ Albert Ellis
  65. “What is to be done with people who can’t read a Sunday paper without messing it all up?… Show me a Sunday paper which has been left in a condition fit only for kite flying, and I will show you an antisocial and dangerous character who has left it that way.” ~ Robert Benchley

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