Best Minus Quotes : Minus Sayings In Life

These minus quotes will inspire you. Minus with the subtraction of or (before a number) below zero; negative.

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

Famous Minus Quotes

  1. “Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.” ~ George Orwell
  2. “Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. “I’m not really Type A, but A-minus.” ~ Bobbi Brown
  4. “I’m a holy man minus the holiness.” ~ E. M. Forster

  5. “Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  6. “Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.” ~ Ralph Marston
  7. “If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus.” ~ Emma Goldman
  8. “In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin

  9. “Anyone who wants to run has to be a Jimmy Swaggart, minus the default.” ~ Chevy Chase
  10. “Literature is the question minus the answer.” ~ Roland Barthes
  11. “If we limit our vision to the real world, we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things, working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there, but no better.” ~ Galen Rowell
  12. “I’d still like to see ‘Survivor’ minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business – I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else’s foot.” ~ Albert Brooks

  13. “Friday was Atlanta. That was fifteen bucks. Once a month, we made a six hundred mile trip from Indianapolis down to Atlanta, and at fifteen dollars, by the time you feed yourself and buy gasoline, you’re minus about ten bucks.” ~ Lou Thesz
  14. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms – the animation, the fits.” ~ Susan Sontag
  15. “Serious sport is war minus the shooting.” ~ George Orwell
  16. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ~ A. A. Milne

  17. “If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  18. “Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex minus reason” ~ Mason Cooley
  19. “I have been photographing our toilet, that glossy enameled receptacle of extraordinary beauty. Here was every sensuous curve of the human figure divine but minus the imperfections. Never did the Greeks reach a more significant consummation to their culture, and it somehow reminded me, in the glory of its chaste convulsions and in its swelling, sweeping, forward movement of finely progressing contours, of the Victory of Samothrace.” ~ Edward Weston
  20. “A puppy is but a dog, plus high spirits, and minus common sense.” ~ Agnes Repplier

  21. “In the dime stores and bus stations, People talk of situations, Read books, repeat quotations, Draw conclusions on the wall, Some speak of the future, My love she speaks softly, She knows there’s no success like failure And that failure’s no success at all -Bob Dylan, “Love Minus Zero / No Limit” (1965)” ~ Bob Dylan
  22. “Happiness is equal to work minus resistance.” ~ Wolfgang Ostwald
  23. “A politician plus zero is not equal to zero; it is something minus!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  24. “There was no active, conscious decision-making point, just a gradual realization over time that I’m very happy minus children and marriage.” ~ Cindy Gallop

  25. “If I decided to send this to you, where would I send it? When I think of writing the whole address on the envelope I am paralyzed. It’s too painful to think of you in the same place with your life going on in the same way, minus me. And to think of you not there, you somewhere else but I don’t know where that is, is worse.” ~ Alice Munro
  26. “We’ve become more and more interrupt-driven. If you have six tasks to do in an hour, you can’t just take 60 minutes and divide and have 10 minutes per task. You have 10 minutes per task minus the time required for context-shifting. That will be the next big challenge: figuring out how to fight the distraction-driven mode we’re in and stay focused on one thing long enough to get it done.” ~ Paul Saffo
  27. “I met a man once who told me that far from believing in the square root of minus one, he didn’t believe in minus one. This is at any rate a consistent attitude.” ~ Edward Charles Titchmarsh
  28. “Share prices follow the theorem: hope divided by fear minus greed.” ~ Dominic Lawson

  29. “My aim is to communicate with the last man in the audience. Art minus communication is meaningless. The term ‘abhinaya’ is not just facial expressions. It means drawing the spectator to an idea. Look at the modern advertisements. It’s contemporary abhinaya. But one who creates should know what has to be completely and what has to be suggestively portrayed. That is ethical aesthetics. The Natyasastra says a production must be such that a family should be able to watch it together.” ~ Padma Subrahmanyam
  30. “Four circles to the kissing come, The smaller are the benter. The bend is just the inverse of The distance from the centre. Though their intrigue left Euclid dumb There’s now no need for rule of thumb. Since zero bend’s a dead straight line And concave bends have minus sign, The sum of squares of all four bends Is half the square of their sum.” ~ Frederick Soddy
  31. “Intuition is a heart message minus the static.” ~ Sue Thoele
  32. “What’s a pirate minus the ship? just a creative homeless guy” ~ Bo Burnham

  33. “Since the human body tends to move in the direction of its expectations- plus or minus-it is important to know that attitudes of confidence and determination are no less a part of the treatment program than medical science and technology.” ~ Norman Cousins
  34. “Progress is measured by milestones. What many good people lack are markers that might tell them how they are actually doing. Goals can become a ritual or a fetish, but in the right measure they can give us some much needed reference points. No wonder some seem discouraged! Minus such milestones, we often feel minus in our lives” ~ Neal A. Maxwell
  35. “Advertising is much like war, minus the venom” ~ Claude C. Hopkins
  36. “Formula: Second Draft = First Draft minus 10%.” ~ Stephen King

  37. “We create ying and yang, yes and no, plus and minus.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  38. “Democrats lead in all the polls by at least ten points, except one.. Fox News. That is with a margin of error of plus or minus the facts.” ~ Stephen Colbert
  39. “I’d just like to see – in writing about baseball – more energy and better craft, minus statistical bludgeoning and invective.” ~ John Thorn
  40. “At 3, I played an innocent game of doctor, minus the stethoscope and medicine bag.” ~ Pattie Mallette

  41. “They’ve gotta stop reporting wind chill. That’s nonsense. It really is. I don’t know where they came up with it, why they came up with it, but it’s a lie. They come on, “Well, it’s 27 degrees today, but with the wind chill, it’s minus 3.” Well, then it’s minus 3, asshole! I don’t need to know what the weather was like if the conditions were perfect!” ~ Lewis Black
  42. “You want to know what I make? I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I can make a C+ feel like a Congressional Medal of Honor, and I can make a…” ~ Taylor Mali
  43. “I had an outfit that was designed for minus 30 degrees, so I had to work with costume to strap ice packs all over me because I was boiling, even out on the glacier. I was constantly trying to unzip it and take off the hat. I was just sweating. I found it very hot.” ~ Richard Dormer
  44. “We know taxes slow down economic growth, so if you add a carbon tax you have to also minus other taxes. You can’t take more money out of people’s pockets. I don’t think you can build a consensus in this country about environmental policy if you’re going to make people poor.” ~ Christy Clark

  45. “We know taxes slow down economic growth, so if you add a carbon tax you have to also minus other taxes. You can’t take more money out of people’s pockets. I don’t think you can build a consensus in this country about environmental policy if you’re going to make people poor.” ~ Christy Clark
  46. “We need to get past the point where being black and a male means that I am likely to mug you for your wallet, likely to have a minus 15 on my IQ, likely to not go to college and likely to wear my pants below my arse.” ~ John Amaechi
  47. “Exotic novelty. My statement to [people] is always, well, set this picture in your home town, is it still an interesting picture? Or is it just exotic? Would I care about this same picture minus its exoticism?” ~ Sam Abell

  48. “The naive thing I suppose is simply that we thought, in the words of Francis Fukuyama, that we had reached the end of history and we were entering a brave new world minus the Soviet Union where everything was going to be peaches and cream.” ~ Nicholas Meyer
  49. “Hillary [Clinton] has a resume. What is the story in Hillary’s resume? Four dead in Benghazi, illegal emails, trafficking in classified information. The media hasn’t gone there on that yet because when covering that aspect of Hillary minus [Donald] Trump, the story is the same.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  50. “Ben Roethlisberger is Tim Tebow minus Jesus.” ~ Daniel Tosh
  51. “She didn’t love me that much, but she moved in with me. That’s a plus. And then one night, I caught her making out with another dude on the driveway. That’s a minus.” ~ Greg Behrendt

  52. “Anyway I read more contemporary poetry than contemporary fiction so my mind goes first to a kind of crass “conceptualism” that repeats vanguard gestures of the past minus the politics and historical context.” ~ Ben Lerner
  53. “The central benefit of Zen, in the context of ordinary ups and downs of life,is not in preventing the minus and promoting the plus,but in directing people to the fundamental reality that is not under the sway of ups and downs.” ~ Muso Soseki
  54. “You normally don’t get a margin call unless your securities, minus the debt, are worth 30% or less of their nominal market value.” ~ Jane Bryant Quinn

  55. “I think there are pluses and minuses to being simpleminded. The minus is not having any sort of vision for the future. But on the plus side, my wife and I have really been happy through all of the ups and downs.” ~ Ty Burrell
  56. “The human brain finds it extremely hard to cope with a new level of abstraction. This is why it was well into the eighteenth century before mathematicians felt comfortable dealing with zero and with negative numbers, and why even today many people cannot accept the square root of minus-one as a genuine number.” ~ Keith Devlin
  57. “Law Number XX: In any given year, Congress will appropriate the amount of funding approved the prior year plus three-fourths of whatever change the administration requests, minus 4-percent tax.” ~ Norman Ralph Augustine
  58. “Law Number XX: In any given year, Congress will appropriate the amount of funding approved the prior year plus three-fourths of whatever change the administration requests, minus 4-percent tax.” ~ Norman Ralph Augustine

  59. “So I was doing well academically, and I was a well-ranked tennis player and was the apple of my handsome father’s eye-and then I would bring home a report card with a B-plus on it, and my parents would look at the report card as if I’d flunked. “Uh, honey?” one of them would ask, looking perplexed. “Now, this isn’t a criticism but, if you could get a B-plus in philosophy, how much harder would it have been to get an A-minus?”” ~ Anne Lamott
  60. “If you’re going to buy something which compounds for 30 years at 15% per annum and you pay one 35% tax at the very end, the way that works out is that after taxes, you keep 13.3% per annum. In contrast, if you bought the same investment, but had to pay taxes every year of 35% out of the 15% that you earned, then your return would be 15% minus 35% of 15%-or only 9.75% per year compounded. So the difference there is over 3.5%. And what 3.5% does to the numbers over long holding periods like 30 years is truly eye-opening.” ~ Charlie Munger
  61. “I am like Hugh Hefner minus anything good about his life.” ~ Ray Romano

  62. “If you’re going to buy something which compounds for 30 years at 15% per annum and you pay one 35% tax at the very end, the way that works out is that after taxes, you keep 13.3% per annum. In contrast, if you bought the same investment, but had to pay taxes every year of 35% out of the 15% that you earned, then your return would be 15% minus 35% of 15%-or only 9.75% per year compounded. So the difference there is over 3.5%. And what 3.5% does to the numbers over long holding periods like 30 years is truly eye-opening.” ~ Charlie Munger
  63. “If you’re going to buy something which compounds for 30 years at 15% per annum and you pay one 35% tax at the very end, the way that works out is that after taxes, you keep 13.3% per annum. In contrast, if you bought the same investment, but had to pay taxes every year of 35% out of the 15% that you earned, then your return would be 15% minus 35% of 15%-or only 9.75% per year compounded. So the difference there is over 3.5%. And what 3.5% does to the numbers over long holding periods like 30 years is truly eye-opening.” ~ Charlie Munger
  64. “If you’re going to buy something which compounds for 30 years at 15% per annum and you pay one 35% tax at the very end, the way that works out is that after taxes, you keep 13.3% per annum. In contrast, if you bought the same investment, but had to pay taxes every year of 35% out of the 15% that you earned, then your return would be 15% minus 35% of 15%-or only 9.75% per year compounded. So the difference there is over 3.5%. And what 3.5% does to the numbers over long holding periods like 30 years is truly eye-opening.” ~ Charlie Munger

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