65 Hideous Quotes On Success In Life

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

Best Hideous Quotes

  1. “Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.” ~ Dave Barry
  2. “Those two are a fastidious couple. She’s fast and he’s hideous.” ~ Henny Youngman
  3. “What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power.” ~ John Cheever
  4. “Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.” ~ Anthony Trollope

  5. “I am terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music will be put on records forever.” ~ Sir Arthur Sullivan
  6. “In the case of Iraq, notwithstanding the violence there at the moment, the very fact that a hideous regime – responsible for genocide, for the use of chemical and biological weapons, aggression against two neighbors – has been removed in itself is a positive development.” ~ Jose Ramos-Horta
  7. “I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone, I know, but mine was plain weird.” ~ Uma Thurman
  8. “The radio makes hideous sounds.” ~ Bob Dylan

  9. “Spare me the whispering, crowded room, the friends who come and gape and go, the ceremonious air of gloom – all, which makes death a hideous show.” ~ Matthew Arnold
  10. “Who seems most hideous when adorned the most.” ~ Ludovico Ariosto
  11. “I only ever play Vegas one night at a time.” ~ Robin Williams
  12. “You do not fail in obedience through lack of love, but you have lost love because you never attempted obedience.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  13. “I saw — with shut eyes, but acute mental vision — I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  14. “The hideous god of war.” ~ William Shakespeare
  15. “If woman had no existence save in the fiction written by men, one would imagine her a person of utmost importance; very various; heroic and mean; splendid and sordid; infinitely beautiful and hideous in the extreme; as great as a man; some think even greater.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  16. “Success is a very hideous thing. Its false resemblance to merit deceives men.” ~ Victor Hugo

  17. “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it emotionally. A higher paradox confounds emotion as well as reason and there are long periods in the lives of all of us, and of the saints, when the truth as revealed by faith is hideous, emotionally disturbing, downright repulsive. Witness the dark night of the soul in individual saints. Right now the whole world seems to be going through a dark night of the soul.” ~ Flannery O’Connor
  18. “If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!” ~ H. P. Lovecraft
  19. “George, who is out somewhere there in the dark, who is good to me – whom I revile, who can keep learning the games we play as quickly as I can change them. Who can make me happy and I do not wish to be happy. And yes, I do wish to be happy. George and Martha: Sad, sad, sad. Whom I will not forgive for having come to rest; for having seen me and having said: “Yes, this will do”. Who has made the hideous, the hurting, the insulting mistake of loving… me, and must be punished for it. George and Martha… Sad, sad, sad.” ~ Edward Albee
  20. “I just like food too much, and I don’t want to change. I spent so much of childhood trying to change, and I just got sick of it … I don’t want to look like Britney Spears, I just don’t want to. She’s hideous.” ~ Beth Ditto

  21. “Every nation-state tends towards the imperial – that is the point. Through banks, armies, secret police, propaganda, courts and jails, treaties, taxes, laws and orders, myths of civil obedience, assumptions of civic virtue at the top. Still it should be said of the political left, we expect something better. And correctly. We put more trust in those who show a measure of compassion, who denounce the hideous social arrangements that make war inevitable and human desire omnipresent; which fosters corporate selfishness, panders to appetites and disorder, waste the earth.” ~ Daniel Berrigan
  22. “Let us be today’s Christians. Let us not take fright at the boldness of today’s church. With Christ’s light let us illuminate even the most hideous caverns of the human person: torture, jail, plunder, want, chronic illness. The oppressed must be saved, not with a revolutionary salvation, in mere human fashion, but with the holy revolution of the Son of Man, who dies on the cross to cleanse God’s image, which is soiled in today’s humanity, a humanity so enslaved, so selfish, so sinful.” ~ Oscar Romero
  23. “Santa Monica’s only walkable if death is no hurdle. The air’s the wrong colour. People put sunglasses on their dogs. It’s a hideous place where humans are not welcome and those who stay suffer eight kinds of brain damage.” ~ Warren Ellis
  24. “Leonard Woolf in a letter to Lytton Strachey said he hated John Maynard Keynes “for his crass stupidity and hideous face”.” ~ Leonard Woolf

  25. “A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.” ~ George Orwell
  26. “Quite the ugliest face I ever saw was that of a woman whom the world called beautiful. Through its silver veil the evil and ungentle passions looked out, hideous and hateful. On the other hand, there are faces which the multitude, at first glance, pronounce homely, unattractive and such as “Nature fashions by the gross,” which I always recognize with a warm heart-thrill. Not for the world would I have one feature changed; they please me as they are; they are hallowed by kind memories, and are beautiful through their associations.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier
  27. “But what was there to say? Only that there were tears. Only that Quietness and Emptiness fitted together like stacked spoons. Only that there was a snuffling in the hollows at the base of a lovely throat. Only that a hard honey-colored shoulder had a semicircle of teethmarks on it. Only that they held each other close, long after it was over. Only that what they shared that night was not happiness, but hideous grief. Only that once again they broke the Love Laws. That lay down who should be loved. And how. And how much.” ~ Arundhati Roy
  28. “The fiend in his own shape is less hideous than when he rages in the breast of men.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

  29. “I thought as much. Miss Murray, though I am a beast, do not think that I am stupid. I know that I am hideous and hateful. I am not loved, nor ever hope to be. Nor am I fool enough to think that what I feel for you is love. But in this world, alone, I do not hate you. And alone in this world, you do not hate me.” ~ Alan Moore
  30. “I can never really remember what I look like. I’m just sort of neutral. I don’t think I’m sort of, you know, hideous.” ~ Sam Neill
  31. “The bullying was hideous and relentless, and we turned it round by making ourselves celebrities.” ~ Julian Clary
  32. “In the late 1990s, some of the worst terrorist atrocities in the world were what the Turkish government itself called state terror, namely massive atrocities, 80 percent of the arms coming from the United States, millions of refugees, tens of thousands of people killed, hideous repression, that’s international terror, and we can go on and on.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  33. “I want to be good. I can’t bear the idea of my soul being hideous.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  34. “And travellers, now, within that valley, Through the red-litten windows see Vast forms, that move fantastically To a discordant melody, While, like a ghastly rapid river, Through the pale door A hideous throng rush out forever And laugh — but smile no more.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  35. “For what is there more hideous than avarice, more brutal than lust, more contemptible than cowardice, more base than stupidity and folly?” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  36. “I’ve never been tempted to do these hideous furniture shoes.” ~ Manolo Blahnik

  37. “What avails it that indulgent Heaven
    From mortal eyes has wrapt the woes to come,
    If we, ingenious to torment ourselves,
    Grow pale at hideous fictions of our own?
    Enjoy the present; nor which needless cares
    Of what may spring from blind misfortune’s womb,
    Appal the surest hour that life bestows.
    Serence, and master of yourself, prepare
    For what may come; and leave the rest to Heaven.” ~ John Armstrong
  38. “In Koln, a town of monks and bones,
    And pavement fang’d with murderous stones,
    And rags and hags, and hideous wenches,
    I counted two-and-seventy stenches,
    All well defined, and several stinks!
    Ye nymphs that reign o’er sewers and sinks,
    The River Rhine, it is well known,
    Doth wash your city of Cologne;
    But tell me, nymphs! what power divine
    Shall henceforth whash the river Rhine.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  39. “But when a man has had only four hours’ sleep he isn’t sentimental. He sees things as they are: that is to say, he sees them in the garish light of justice; hideous, witless justice.” ~ Albert Camus

  40. “Perhaps I have not really a good temper at all, but if you have everything you want and everyone is kind to you, how can you help but be good-tempered? Perhaps I’m a HIDEOUS child, and no one will ever know, just because I never have any trials.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  41. “I’ll be your minister–” “Of the exchequer? You’d rob me blind.” “I would never steal from you,” he’d said hotly. “Oh? Where is my tourmaline necklace? Where are my missing earrings?” “That necklace was hideous. It was the only way to keep you from wearing it.” “My earrings?” “What earrings?” ~ Megan Whalen Turner
  42. “When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.” ~ C.P. Snow
  43. “As an adult, it’s a huge shock to be orphaned; as a child it’s just hideous, ghastly.” ~ Kristin Scott Thomas

  44. “Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.” ~ Stendhal
  45. “And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  46. “Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  47. “I come from one of these hideous backgrounds where being sincere is like – ugh, you might as well kill yourself.” ~ Christina Ricci
  48. “Even my aunt Joan, hopelessly sentimental about every member of our family, admitted that I was hideous.” ~ Sister Parish

  49. “I do sometimes strongly hope that in a past life, my most recent life before this, I was absolutely horrible, evil, hideous. Because otherwise – well, hell, to even things up next time around, I’m going to have to pay for this one, am I not?” ~ Vanessa Paradis
  50. “Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn’t know anything.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  51. “I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made judge.” ~ Herman Melville
  52. “I have friends who are going through chemotherapy, and they make the darkest, most hideous cancer jokes you’ve ever heard.” ~ Kathy Griffin

  53. “Rap’s conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.” ~ David Foster Wallace
  54. “She was a committed romantic and an anarcha-feminist. This was hard for her because it meant she couldn’t blow up beautiful buildings. She knew the Eiffel Tower was a hideous symbol of phallic oppression but when ordered by her commander to detonate the lift so that no-one should unthinkingly scale an erection, her mind filled with young romantics gazing over Paris and opening aerograms that said Je t’aime.” ~ Jeanette Winterson
  55. “One can no longer live with people: it is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  56. “My name is Jimmy, but my friends just call me the hideous penguin boy.” ~ Tim Burton

  57. “I don’t accept my business the way it is, to be honest. I don’t like what it’s become. I don’t blame anyone for it becoming the way it has. It’s got its own hideous natural progression, just like world events.” ~ Rupert Everett
  58. “A beautiful woman risking everything for a mad passion. A few wild weeks of happiness cut short by a hideous, treacherous crime. Months of voiceless agony, and then a child born in pain. The mother snatched away by death, the boy left to solitude and the tyranny of an old and loveless man. Yes, it was an interesting background. It posed the lad, made him more perfect as it were. Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  59. “There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice.” ~ Simone Weil
  60. “Don’t say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers Please will you do the job for me.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  61. “The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs thro’ the arched roof in words deceiving.” ~ John Milton
  62. “It’s difficult to see how it’s possible to become immensely valuable by singing what are the most hideous songs.” ~ Prince Philip
  63. “I tried to eat better too, but when you’re on tour you literally just eat some hideous pork pie on the motorway on the way to a show. It’s a really unhealthy lifestyle: you’re up late, drinking loads of coffee to stay awake, drinking loads of alcohol because you’re socialising with people.” ~ Jo Brand
  64. “Out of politics comes more uproar than progress. It is indeed surprising how little, comparatively, this noisy department of human affairs contributes to the world’s prosperity. Political commotions upon the grandest scale, political events of astounding suddenness, political characters of the greatest ability, abound, but still, permanent results are rare, and we look in vain for a measure of public good corresponding in extent to the hideous rout which ushers it in. Progress but turns upon its pillow, and goes to sleep again.” ~ Christian Nestell Bovee
  65. “Humor is not an unconditional virtue; its moral character depends on its object. To laugh at the contemptible is a virtue; to laugh at the good, is a hideous vice. Too often, humor is used as the camouflage of moral cowardice.” ~ Ayn Rand

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