65 Pathetic Quotes On Success In Life

These pathetic quotes will inspire you. Pathetic, having a capacity to move one to either compassionate or contemptuous pity or miserably inadequate; of a very low standard.

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

Best Pathetic Quotes

  1. “Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  2. “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.” ~ Helen Keller
  3. “It’s natural for a person to deny he’s a failure as a human being. That’s why he searches for somebody who is more miserable than himself. That’s why so much animosity exists on the Internet. Those who aren’t able to find a more miserable person turn to the Internet and call other people losers, even though they’ve never met just to make themselves superior. Isn’t that pathetic? There’s a sense of security that comes from speaking badly of someone else. But that isn’t true salvation.” ~ Tatsuhiko Takimoto
  4. “What a pathetic play from a pathetic human being.” ~ Bill Walton

  5. “I think you can measure how pathetic your life is by how much joy you get from learning about other people’s faults and troubles.” ~ Bradford Winters , Pathetic quotes about life
  6. “There is one thing infinitely more pathetic than to have lost the woman one is in love with, and that is to have won her and found out how shallow she is!” ~ Oscar Wilde
  7. “God, what pathetic creatures had inherited the earth, to walk a little while with their eyes upon the stars and turn their gaze too soon upon the ground that held their feet!” ~ Martha Ostenso
  8. “I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money’s sake.” ~ John D. Rockefeller

  9. “Pathetic attitudes are not in keeping with greatness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. “It’s pathetic how we can’t live with the things we can’t understand. How we need everything labeled and explained and deconstructed.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  11. “To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  12. “Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.” ~ Mark Twain

  13. “I will always be the hopeless romantic, more often pathetic than heroic.” ~ Chris Lowell
  14. “I don’t know who Peter Lorre is. Pathetic, right? It shows you how completely gross and uncultured my generation is.” ~ Christina Ricci
  15. “The hell of it is, I know the answer. The answer is that you never, ever, rely on another person for your peace of mind. If you do, you’re screwed but good. Not right away, maybe, but sooner or later. You have to — I don’t know –you have to learn to live with yourself. You have to learn to turn back your own sheets and set a table for one without feeling pathetic. You have to be strong and confident and pleased with yourself and never give the slightest impression that you can’t hack it without that certain goddamn someone. You have to fake the hell out of it.” ~ Armistead Maupin
  16. “Anyone with sincere religious beliefs cannot say that all religions are true. That is so illogical it is pathetic. All religion cannot be true because some of them are so diametrically opposed to each other.” ~ Josh McDowell

  17. “Eeyore, the old grey donkey, stood by the side of the stream and looked at himself in the water. “Pathetic,” he said. “That’s what it is. Pathetic.”” ~ A. A. Milne
  18. “It’s nice to see something more pathetic than I feel right now.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  19. “Do you laugh in the right places? Then, you’ll get along, in fair weather or foul. Humor is nothing less than a sense of the fitness of things. Something that’s out of proportion, like an inflated ego, should strike you funny, particularly if it’s your own inflated ego. Otherwise, you are pathetic and quite hopeless.” ~ Carole Lombard
  20. “Nothing is more pathetic than having a small character in a big assignment. Many of us don’t want to give attention to our character, we just want the big assignment from God.” ~ Henry Blackaby

  21. “I turn into a crying, hysterical maniac when I see a spider. It’s pathetic.” ~ Kate Dickie
  22. “Well, birthdays are merely symbolic of how another year has gone by and how little we’ve grown. No matter how desperate we are that someday a better self will emerge, with each flicker of the candles on the cake, we know it’s not to be, that for the rest of our sad, wretched pathetic lives, this is who we are to the bitter end. Inevitably, irrevocably; happy birthday? No such thing.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld
  23. “It was really bizarre, that Sabzian business. You know I had no interest in being photographed before this incident. But then not just Sabzian—many other people started pretending they were me! One of them actually got married while pretending he was me! My face became publicly recognizable soon after I decided to have a few photographs of me available in public to prevent these sorts of identity thefts. It is really pathetic, if you think of it. Filmmakers and filmmaking is so popular in Iran because all other forms of expression have been denied to people.” ~ Mohsen Makhmalbaf
  24. “Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.” ~ Jerry Garcia

  25. “It is pathetic to observe how lowly the motives are that religion, even the highest, attributes to the deity… To be given the best morsel, to be remembered, to be praised, to be obeyed blindly and punctiliously – these have been thought points of honor with the gods.” ~ George Santayana
  26. “Hors d’oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one’s childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like – and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d’oeuvres.” ~ Hector Hugh Munro
  27. “I love romance. I’m a sucker for it. I love it so much. It’s pathetic.” ~ Drew Barrymore , Pathetic quotes love
  28. “I have no idea where my pathetic nature comes from. If I thought about it too long, it would depress me.” ~ Steve Carell

  29. “The only thing in the world worth a damn is the strange, touching, pathetic, awesome nobility of the individual human spirit.” ~ John D. MacDonald
  30. “The sumptuous age of stars and images is reduced to a few artificial tornado effects, pathetic fake buildings, and childish tricks which the crowd pretends to be taken in by to avoid feeling too disappointed. Ghost towns, ghost people. The whole place has the same air of obsolescence about it as Sunset or Hollywood Boulevard.” ~ Jean Baudrillard
  31. “It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic by fashion.” ~ Yves Saint Laurent
  32. “To better understand why you need a personal computer, let’s take a look at the pathetic mess you call your life.” ~ Dave Barry

  33. “The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  34. “There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
  35. “I’m a hopeless mother; a hopeless wife; I have to try harder. I’m just a pathetic case history, really.” ~ Siobhan Fahey
  36. “The drug dealers, they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character.” ~ Mike Tyson

  37. “All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.” ~ John Ruskin
  38. “To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States of America is pathetic.” ~ Harvey Weinstein
  39. “Another thing that’s pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent.” ~ Kevyn Aucoin
  40. “We were sitting on the bus one day and there were 5 of us hanging out. There was only one beer left in the cooler and we actually all took a little cup and split it. It was a pathetic day in a rock and roll when five grown men have to be sitting there sharing a beer.” ~ Zakk Wylde

  41. “Men are hung up on breasts. They’re looking at the titty dinner. It’s pathetic.” ~ Betty Dodson
  42. “Beyond the wounds of the child and the scars of the man, there is something in the heart of love itself that makes love pathetic.” ~ Philip Rieff
  43. “My sex life has gone from bad to pathetic. My G spot stands for godforsaken.” ~ Joan Rivers
  44. “Still, the word “boyfriend” starts to sound pathetic after age 30.” ~ Carrie Fisher

  45. “If we don’t get gun-control laws in this country, we are full of beans. To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States is pathetic. And I agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg: It’s time to put up or shut up about gun control for both parties.” ~ Harvey Weinstein
  46. “My biggest fear is looking weak, girly, and pathetic.” ~ Lucy Griffiths
  47. “Graffiti is a pathetic attempt at anonymous recognition.” ~ Randall Dale Adams
  48. “People who think about art as an investment are pathetic.” ~ Walter Annenberg

  49. “There’s one thing that I like about Rome that was stated by Napoleon: that from sublime to pathetic is only one step away. And in Rome, there’s a constant shifting between sublime and pathetic.” ~ Paolo Sorrentino
  50. “To my mind, it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic.” ~ Ted Nugent
  51. “You’ve got to be kidding me. I thought you were the most powerful of beings. Even the gods fear you. (Stryker) We all have predators. The entire universe exists in a system of checks and balances. I just met my zero balance. (War) Are you honestly telling me that the most powerful creature on this planet is a pathetic Cajun guttersnipe who offed himself because one of my men killed his mommy? (Stryker)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  52. “History is a pathetic junkyard of broken treaties.” ~ Richard M. Nixon

  53. “I think with pictures; I’m a very lousy writer. If I write without pictures, I become this pathetic chick sitting somewhere trying to be interesting.” ~ Marjane Satrapi
  54. “I like to think of myself as a New Yorker, which is pathetic.” ~ Moon Unit Zappa
  55. “I love him. (Artemis) How can you say that? You don’t even understand what love means. Love isn’t being ashamed to be seen with the one you care about. It isn’t about punishment or hurt. Love is what gives you the strength you need to face anything no matter how brutal or frightening. It’s what allowed Ash to be beaten rather than tell his father about you. It’s what allowed him to be gutted on the floor at your feet rather than publicly shame you. And you spat on him for that love and tore him apart. For a goddess, you’re pathetic. (Tory)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  56. “…human beings are a species splendid in their array of moral equipment, tragic in their propensity to misuse it, and pathetic in their ignorance of the misuse.” ~ Robert Wright

  57. “Children are the most honest critics. They will say “You’re funny”, but also “You’re pathetic – go away.”” ~ Dylan Moran
  58. “Shut up, sit down, and read. (Tory) Please? (Acheron) You need something? (Tory) You to be polite to me, Ms. I Own The World- Now Do What I Say You Pathetic Pleb. (Acheron) You don’t strike me as the kind of guy who takes orders anyway. (Tory) Yes, but a simple please goes a long way. I’m the one doing you a favor here. (Acheron) Fine. Please sit down, shut up, and read. (Tory)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  59. “What are you? Weak? Don’t tell me you want me to spare this pathetic animal when it wouldn’t show you any such mercy. Believe me, it’s better to take the head off a cobra before the cobra strikes you. (Xypher) A cobra can’t help what it is. Why should you punish it because it’s doing what the gods created it to do? (Kat)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  60. “Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.” ~ George Santayana

  61. “My friend goes, ‘If you’re going to use Rogaine, just put it somewhere you’re going to remember to use it every day.’ So I put it right next to my Prozac. But now it just feels really pathetic using both of these products at the same time, ’cause if either one works, I don’t really need the other one.” ~ Greg Fitzsimmons
  62. “How pathetic it is to describe these things which can’t truly be described.” ~ Anne Rice
  63. “Men without dignity are like clowns without an audience, pathetic and lost” ~ Rubin Carter

  64. “I think this whole celebrity world is weird anyway. Weird and funny and kind of pathetic and yet so right for parody.” ~ Ben Stiller
  65. “I’m one of those pathetic actors who will say yes to every play reading just because I do miss the stage so much. What I really miss about the theater is that in the end, it’s yours to give. In television and film, it’s yours to do and someone else’s to take and someone else’s to give. As much as I love television – the biggest luxury of all is to know that you have a job to go to – I do miss that connection and having that power over my own performance on stage.” ~ Julianna Margulies

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