65 Distasteful Quotes On Success In Life

These distasteful quotes will inspire you. Distasteful causing dislike or disgust; offensive; unpleasant.

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

Best Distasteful Quotes

  1. “A child must feel the flush of victory and the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes with a will to the tasks distasteful to him and resolves to dance his way through a dull routine of textbooks.” ~ Helen Keller
  2. “Primary revelation came through Jesus Christ, and I find it distasteful that additional divine finger prints should appear in nature.” ~ George Murphy
  3. “I cannot recall a period when I did not draw; and at school, the studies that were distasteful to me, mathematics and grammar, were retarded by the indulgence of teachers who were proud of my drawing faculties, and passed over my neglect of uncongenial subjects.” ~ Jacob Epstein
  4. “The public examination of homosexuality in our contemporary life is still so coated with distasteful moral connotations that even a reviewer is bound to wonder uneasily why he was selected to evaluate a book on the subject, and to assert defensively at the outset that he is happily married, the father of four children and the one-time adornment of his college boxing, track and tennis teams.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
  5. “The whole idea that what is not normal should be kept secret – that’s really distasteful to me.” ~ Dan Farmer

  6. “I loved you madly; in the distasteful work of the day, in the wakeful misery of the night, girded by sordid realities, or wandering through Paradises and Hells of visions into which I rushed, carrying your image in my arms, I loved you madly.” ~ Charles Dickens
  7. “Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.” ~ William Hazlitt
  8. “I realize today that nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to take the path that leads to himself.” ~ Hermann Hesse
  9. “Beware of men on airplanes. The minute a man reaches thirty thousand feet, he immediately becomes consumed by distasteful sexual fantasies which involve doing uncomfortable things in those tiny toilets. These men should not be encouraged, their fantasies are sadly low-rent and unimaginative. Affect an aloof, cool demeanor as soon as any man tries to draw you out. Unless, of course, he’s the pilot.” ~ Cynthia Heimel
  10. “All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me.” ~ Wilfred Owen

  11. “The tide of immigration in Canada has not been as great as along our frontier. They have been able to allow the Indians to live as Indians, which we have not, and do not attempt to force upon them the customs which are distasteful to them.” ~ Nelson A. Miles
  12. “In these times of the “Great Recession”, we shouldn’t be trying to shift the benefits of wealth behind some curtain. We should be celebrating and encouraging people to make as much money as they can. Profits equal tax money. While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don’t. I find it patriotic.” ~ Mark Cuban
  13. “Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.” ~ John Dos Passos
  14. “One had to cram all this stuff into one’s mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.” ~ Albert Einstein
  15. “It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.” ~ Francis Drake

  16. “For me, faith is more about aspiration than complacency – the smug satisfaction that other people find distasteful.” ~ Tom Hollander
  17. “While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don’t. I find it patriotic.” ~ Mark Cuban
  18. “To take up the cross of Christ is no great action done once for all; it consists in the continual practice of small duties which are distasteful to us.” ~ John Henry Newman
  19. “Why is it that most things you might willingly do under other circumstances become distasteful when you have no choice?” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton
  20. “When we outlaw child pornography, the prices paid for child performers rise, increasing the incentives for parents to use children against their will.” ~ Mary Ruwart

  21. “Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself.” ~ Francis Quarles
  22. “When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of high social importance, there will be great changes in the code of morals.” ~ John Maynard Keynes
  23. “I also believe that academic freedom should protect the right of a professor or student to advocate Marxism, socialism, communism, or any other minority viewpoint – no matter how distasteful to the majority, provided…” ~ Richard M. Nixon
  24. “Each voice carries a portion of value, no matter how unpalatable or distasteful that voice may be: no one person, government, ideology, transnational, or religious institution can own and dominate the whole.” ~ B. W. Powe
  25. “As between the intolerable and the merely distasteful, I must choose the latter.” ~ Rex Stout

  26. “I despise hip hop. Loathe it. Eminem is an idiot and I find 50 Cent the most distasteful character I have ever crossed in my life. Eminem’s new song about his kid – isn’t it the most ridiculous piece of music you have ever heard in your life? I just don’t like the dragging women around on dog leads and all that stuff” ~ Noel Gallagher , Distasteful quotes life
  27. “When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of high social importance, there will be great changes in the code of morals. We shall be able to rid ourselves of many of the pseudo-moral principles which have hag-ridden us for two hundred years, by which we have exalted some of the most distasteful of human qualities into the highest virtues.” ~ John Maynard Keynes
  28. “It troubles me that people speak about writing for money as ugly and distasteful.” ~ Joyce Maynard
  29. “I think it’s very important that you have at least some sort of inner thing you don’t talk about. That’s why I find it distasteful when all these pop stars talk about their habits.” ~ Mick Jagger
  30. “I believe that bad taste is vulgar. It’s like cursing. I think the world can be saved through design, because what is the most distasteful thing someone can do? Kill someone. So, good taste is the opposite of that.” ~ Kanye West

  31. “The Nova Mob doesn’t have motives, as we understand motives. “Sex is profoundly distasteful to a being of my mineral origin,” as a leader of the Nova Mob, Mr. Bradley-Mr. Martin, said on one occasion.” ~ William S. Burroughs
  32. “I’ve seen [Trump] appear in a film or a TV show cameo or the tabloids, and he’s a grotesquely distasteful human being and always has been, always made me want to take a shower.” ~ Joss Whedon
  33. “I’ve seen [Donald Trump] appear in a film or a TV show cameo or the tabloids, and he’s a grotesquely distasteful human being and always has been, always made me want to take a shower. But other people fell in love with him as a reality star. So does that mean that the entertainment industry is doing something wrong? I think reality TV answered that question a long time ago: Yes, it’s doing something terribly wrong. But there’s some great reality TV, and I’m not bagging on it completely.” ~ Joss Whedon
  34. “Whether my acting was obscene, or whether it was distasteful, well, Judge Rehnquist, who just recently passed away couldn’t define pornography. His comment on pornography was, “I may not be able to define it but I know it when I see it.” That’s not law. That’s definitely not law. Really, this trial should have been an organized crime trial. About murder and tax evasion and brutalizing people. Not about obscenity.” ~ Harry Reems
  35. “I just don’t like conspicuous consumption. I find it distasteful.” ~ Tim Gunn

  36. “There are some who possess the magic touch, the infectious spirit of enthusiasm; who have the same effect as a beautiful morning that never reaches noon. Under this spell one’s mind is braced, one’s spirit recreated; one is ready for any adventure, even if it only be the doing of the next distasteful task light-heartedly.” ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin
  37. “Avoid all affectation and singularity. What is according to nature is best, and what is contrary to it is always distasteful. Nothing is graceful that is not our own.” ~ Jeremy Collier
  38. “People probably long for something genuinely personal in a society where the personal is often indistinguishable from the “personalized.” Maybe the poetry audience member is searching for his or her own “personal space” and they expect the poet to be a sort of avatar of the private life. But that sort of representation is distasteful to me. Asking a poet to represent the personal life is, paradoxically, to turn the poet into something other than a person.” ~ Rae Armantrout
  39. “Reporters treat religion as beneath mention, as personally distasteful, or as a clear and present threat to the American way of life.” ~ Robert Bork

  40. “Have you noticed that they put advertisements in with your bills now? Like bills aren’t distasteful enough, they have to stuff junk mail in there with them. I get back at them. I put garbage in with my check when I mail it in. Coffee grinds, banana peels…I write, “Could you throw this away for me?”” ~ Andy Rooney
  41. “To give up power to change for the better is inherently distasteful to everyone, and to force people to affirm that they are addicts or alcoholics so they can speak in a meeting is shameful and demoralizing.” ~ Chris Prentiss
  42. “As a kid, I just was a contract player at MGM Studios. They put me into goodness knows how many different roles. Some of them were wonderful and some of them were very just distasteful and awful because I was playing out of my age range and I was thoroughly uncomfortable, let’s put it that way. So it took me many years to find my acting feet.” ~ Angela Lansbury
  43. “To be acknowledged outside of my city is amazing to me, because I don’t really feel like I did nothing distasteful. I made the music I want to make, and people started to like it.” ~ Danny Brown
  44. “Without question, the notion of the doctor as a legitimate fee-for-service entrepreneur, making his fortune from misfortunes of his patients, is old-fashioned, distasteful, and doomed.” ~ Michael Crichton

  45. “I ask one thing only: I ask for the right to hope, to suffer as I do. But if even that cannot be, command me to disappear, and I disappear. You shall not see me if my presence is distasteful to you.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  46. “I suppose the good artists, the righteous artists, somehow manage to be exuberant, and the embarrassed artist has this idea that everybody has to stop being so excited, which I find so distasteful.” ~ John Currin
  47. “Reconciling with an adversary that can be as brutal as the Taliban sounds distasteful, even unimaginable. And diplomacy would be easy if we only had to talk to our friends. But that is not how one makes peace.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  48. “A plate is distasteful to a cat, a newspaper still worse; they like to eat sticky pieces of meat sitting on a cushioned chair or a nice Persian rug.” ~ Margaret Benson

  49. “I just implore local music fans to get out on a regular basis to support the local bands that you like. If you find what the corporate record industry shovels out as distasteful, prove that there’s a demand for something different and better. I don’t expect everyone else to do the two or three nights a week that I did at my peak, but two or three shows a month isn’t much of a burden for true music fans!” ~ Larry Howes
  50. “As a collegiate, I think you spend 50 percent of your time recruiting. It is a distasteful process.” ~ Marv Levy
  51. “I’ve always tried to have a rule that you shouldn’t make fun of innocent people who can’t defend themselves. I find that a little unseemly and distasteful. But nothing’s really sacred to me.” ~ Bob Odenkirk
  52. “Because we find somethings distasteful is not justification enough for us to deem them criminal.” ~ Moby

  53. “The greatest part of each day, each year, each lifetime is made up of small, seemingly insignificant moments. Those moments may be cooking dinner…relaxing on the porch with your own thoughts after the kids are in bed, playing catch with a child before dinner, speaking out against a distasteful joke, driving to the recycling center with a week’s newspapers. But they are not insignificant, especially when these moments are models for kids.” ~ Barbara Coloroso
  54. “One of the tricks of the west is to use or create images, they create images of a person who doesn’t go along with their views and then they make certain that this image is distasteful, and then anything that that person has to say from thereon, from thereon in, is rejected.” ~ Malcolm X
  55. “Her future, she thought, was likely to be worse than her past, for after her years of contented renunciation, she had slipped back into desire and longing; she found joyless days of distasteful occupation harder and harder; she found the image of the intense and varied life she yearned for, and despaired of, becoming more and more importunate.” ~ George Eliot
  56. “The Tempter masters the lazy and irresolute man who dwells on the attractive side of things, ungoverned in his senses, and unrestrained in his food, like the wind overcomes a rotten tree. But the Tempter cannot master a man who dwells on the distasteful side of things, self-controlled in his senses, moderate in eating, resolute and full of faith, like the wind cannot move a mountain crag.” ~ Gautama Buddha
  57. “Personal publicity of every kind is utterly distasteful to me, and I have made greater efforts to escape it than most people make to get it.” ~ Albert J. Nock

  58. “Mister Cameron – I have read the unexpurgated Ovid, the love poems of Sappho, the Decameron in the original, and a great many texts in Greek and Latin histories that were not though fit for proper gentlemen to read, much less proper ladies. I know in precise detail what Caligula did to, and with, his sisters, and I can quote it to you in Latin or in my own translation if you wish. I am interested in historical truth, and truth in history is often unpleasant and distasteful to those of fine sensibility. I frankly doubt that you will produce anything to shock me.” ~ Mercedes Lackey
  59. “With the greatest respect, we do not make the criminal law on the basis of opinion polls. A majority of 9:1 could be in favour of a ban in my constituency, but I would not regard that as conclusive, and I hope that we never would. If we start having opinion polls about all the unpleasant and distasteful habits and customs of some members of society, and suggesting that their findings should be made part of the criminal law, foxhunting would come way down the list, and quite a lot of strange enactments would have to go through the House.” ~ Kenneth Clarke
  60. “There should be no distasteful tasks in one’s life. If you just hate to do a thing, that hatred for it develops body-destructive toxins, and you become fatigued very soon.” ~ Walter Russell
  61. “Nothing to me is more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a new married couple; in that of the lady particularly; it tells you that her lot is disposed of in this world; that you can have no hopes for her.” ~ Charles Lamb
  62. “No evidence is powerful enough to force acceptance of a conclusion that is emotionally distasteful.” ~ Theodosius Dobzhansky

  63. “The main conclusion arrived at in this work, namely that man is descended from some lowly-organised form, will, I regret to think, be highly distasteful to many persons. But there can hardly be a doubt that we are descended from barbarians.” ~ Charles Darwin
  64. “I feel like a lot of life is distasteful and embarrassing. And you just push through it. You fix what you can, and you let time pass.” ~ Curtis Sittenfeld
  65. “Have you found your life distasteful?
    My life did, and does, smack sweet.
    Was your youth of pleasure wasteful?
    Mine I saved and hold complete.
    Do your joys with age diminish?
    When mine fail me, I’ll complain.
    Must in death your daylight finish?
    My sun sets to rise again.” ~ Robert Browning

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