99+ Best Insult Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational insult quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Insult Quotes

I think it’s rather an insult to dogs. Men are awful: arrogant, nasty creatures. — Michael Winner

With the evidence that police have found, it is likely that his remarks are what would be considered an insult to the king. — Ajirawid Subarnbhesaj

He is using this as a joke. This is an insult coming from him. Why he chose to focus on the Black Caucus, I have no idea other than he is crazy and a racist. — Larry Miller

I think it’s an insult and an affront to every legal immigrant who’s obeyed all the laws and done everything the country’s asked of them, … I don’t think it’s fair that millions of people should be able to cut in line in front of them. It directly undermines our immigration laws. () — Tom McClintock

She came to meet me in person and she didn’t find me. The kidnapping of this woman is an insult to me and to my work. I am making every effort to release Iraqi women detainees and this kidnapping will obstruct my efforts. — Adnan Dulaimi

It is an insult to the person who has always opposed these non-vegetarian things. — Raghu Sharma

We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled. — Mason Cooley

Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment — Edwin Whipple

He was attacked and hailed in his quest to ensure that all Americans received equal treatment. I defy those feigning insult to cite one example of Judge Roberts not supporting those ideals. — Mychal Massie

If the Democrats want to insult women by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it. — Mike Huckabee

I didn’t respond well to a firm hand and insults. — Terry Bradshaw

It is easy to smile at an insult and pretend it’s funny when the person insulting you is hosing you with money. — Al Alvarez

I don’t like yelling insults at someone who’s never done anything to me. — Gillian Jacobs

I point out truths when I see them, Brightlord Sadeas. Each man has his place. Mine is to make insults. Yours is to be in-sluts. — Brandon Sanderson

He made a tremendous play. That’s why he’s going to be a superstar in this league. It just adds insult to injury when it’s the sixth goal in a blowout game. But it was certainly exciting for the fans to see. — Brian Boucher

The master class seldom lose a chance to insult a woman who has the ability for something besides service to his lordship. — Caroline M. Nichols Churchill

He who puts up with insult invites injury — Yiddish Proverb

You are literally too stupid to insult. — Ed Helms

But I would never insult the people that love this music and I would never insult the blessing of music in my life and I would never insult myself by playing uninspired music. — Ben Harper

Everyone’s so timid and afraid to insult anybody, but in the end, it’s like we’re all trying to please everyone. In the end, we please no one. — Olivia Munn

A history of perceived humiliation, after all, lurks behind many acts of terror. And competing narratives of victimhood and insults sustain conflicts in the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East and many other regions. — Serge Schmemann

It’s hard to make out the difference between insults and bad advice. — Cass McCombs

Each of us carries within himself a collection of instant insults. — Haim Ginott

I haven’t ever found any great writing on that wonderful and often unappreciated art form, the insult. — Dick Cavett

A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults. — Louis Nizer

The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can’t ignore it, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh at it; if you can’t laugh at it, it’s probably deserved. — J. Lynes

Life without music would be an intolerable insult. — Edward Abbey

I think they insult those people by telling them, ‘No, no, you’re not smart enough to understand this. You should be feeling really horrible about this.’ It’s ridiculous, — Jeb Bush

I am not aware how you succeed politically when you insult women, who far more than men consistently provide you with great margins of support. — Bernie Sanders

If you take the the insults of your fellow human beings personally, you will be offended for the rest of your life. — Deepak Chopra

People having religions is an insult to the universe. — Celia Green

Not an insult sweetie. That was a thirteen word kiss. — Dean Koontz

Discrimination against Jews can be read in Thomas Aquinas, and insults against Jews in Martin Luther. — Lionel Blue

If you can’t ignore an insult, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh it off; and if you can’t laugh it off, it’s probably deserved. — Russell Lynes

Imagine for a moment the result if everyone were to love one another as Jesus loves his disciples. We would have no bickering, quarreling, strife, or contention in our homes. We would not offend or insult one another either verbally or in any other way. We would not have unnecessary litigation over small matters. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

Ha! Do you guys believe that? Do you guys know my life history a little bit? One, you insult my children, who are half-white. I was married to a woman who was white, so let’s get real. I don’t even know the guy. Tell him he’s an … idiot. — Barry Bonds

It is apparent that they never had any intention of applying filters, the bare minimum they needed to continue to operate the system. Their response is an insult to the court, the public and all artists whose work is being illegally traded on the system. — Stephen Peach

The author of the Gospel of Judas wasn’t against martyrdom, and he didn’t ever insult the martyrs. He said it’s one thing to die for God if you have to do that. But it’s another thing to say that’s what God wants, that this is a glorification of God. — Elaine Pagels

An insult is mean or unkind. Milton Berle called me the Sultan of Insult, and I was called the King of Insult. But the guy that gave me the best title – and I use it to this day – was Johnny Carson. He called me Mr. Warmth. — Don Rickles

Don’t call my lyrics poetry. It’s an insult to real poets. — Bernie Taupin

While there’s no ‘I’ in team, there’s also no ‘you’, okay? So back off. — Craig Kilborn

If you believe in journalism, you don’t insult good journalists. — Sydney Schanberg

I think her concern about the representation of her class as not accurate is certainly legitimate, … I don’t think the overall impression of the show is in any way an insult to her or the rest of the faculty. — Harvey Perlman

Never insult a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes, that way when you insult him, your a mile away and you’ve got his shoes. — Chris Howard

My father died when I was 9 years old. The miserable condition of my family at that time is beyond description. My family, solitary and without influence, became at once the target of much insult and abuse. — Chiang Kai-shek

Insults are pouring down on me as thick as hail. — Edouard Manet

It is an outrage and an insult to the women of this country that George W. Bush has nominated such a jurist to be chief justice of the United States, — Kim Gandy

I regarded finding I had a form of Alzheimer’s as an insult and decided to do my best to marshal any kind of forces I could against this wretched disease. I have posterior cortical atrophy or PCA. They say, rather ingenuously, that if you have Alzheimer’s it’s the best form of Alzheimer’s to have. — Terry Pratchett

Insult is powerful. Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time. — Suzanne Fields

Never insult an alligator until you’ve crossed the river. — W. Hull

It is not good to demonstrate your luxury and your wealth: to rub it in the faces of others is insulting. So you should be modest; try not to insult people by showing that you can do what they cannot. — Vladimir Potanin

If there’s anyone still present whom I’ve failed to insult . . . I apologize. — Edward Abbey

We’ve urged the government of Denmark to take necessary steps to stop recurrence of such heinous act. We also requested them to tender apology to diffuse the sense of insult and anger created following the incident. — Morshed Khan

This pilot, by far, was the best I ever read – and I hope that insults every other pilot I worked on. — Will Arnett

Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want? — Mason Cooley

I once met a man who had forgiven an injury. I hope some day to meet the man who has forgiven an insult. — Charles Buxton

In this society, if a man is called a woman, that’s the biggest insult he could get…Is that because women are considered something less? — Andrej Pejic

I think the biggest insult, the worst way you can offend a Mexican, is to insult their mother. A mother is the most sacred thing in life. — Emiliano Salinas

She liked big wigs and she shopped too much, … That’s as good a grave as anybody is going to get around here. It’s an insult to humanity that they are not burying people. The authorities are a bunch of incompetent fools. — Patrick McCarthy

Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out. — Raoul Vaneigem

He’s a male chauvinistic piglet. — Betty Friedan

I take no issue with why she chose not to work here. But to then insult me by saying I’m not a real lawyer – that’s offensive. — William Korman

When people start hurling insults at you, you know their minds are closed and there’s no point in debating. You disengage yourself as quickly as possible from the situation. — Judith Martin

I faced them and I said: say what you want, but do not insult my family or I will truly get angry. — Clarence Seedorf

It’s hilarious a lot of times. You have a conversation with someone, and he’s like, ‘You speak so well!’ I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Do you understand that’s an insult? — Jay-Z

I’m dying and all I hear are insults! — Charles M. Schulz

We’ve got to take care of the hockey fan first. We will make sure that everyone is welcome to the show, but we’re never going to insult the hockey fan. — Sam Flood

There have been huge Muslim demonstrations against cartoons depicting Muhammad and any other perceived insult against Islam. But I am unaware of a single demonstration of Muslims against Muslim terror directed at non-Muslims. — Dennis Prager

I think a lot of TV insults the audience. — Bernie Mac

I wouldn’t be surprised if one day Carl’s halo slipped and choked him. — Carl Lewis

Old age is an insult. It’s like being smacked. — Lawrence Durrell

Im accustomed to Internet forums where rudeness and incivility are the rule, where too many people seem to take pride in their insults. — Bryan Burrough

Ultimately, there is no compromise. Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not. — Daniel Pipes

You know, it’s such an insult to actual martial artists that I say that I do martial arts. — Cam Gigandet

It is an insult to all of us that he should try to deny that he was part of the system. — Lovemore Madhuku

We tried so hard to make this unbiased and to not insult one side or the other. To me, it’s as balanced an approach as we could do. — Jane Smith

The cruelest thing that has happened to Lincoln since he was shot by Booth was to fall into the hands of Carl Sandburg. — Edmund Wilson

The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality. — Patricia Meyer Spacks

When people direct insults at me, I can take it. — Eli Roth

The only thing I’ve ever told myself is I would never do this just to have a job. If I lost my competitiveness then I wouldn’t insult the game by (sticking around). But I enjoy being around the kids. I’m having a good time right now. — Norm Parker

I didn’t have a bad experience on ‘Gossip Girl,’ by any means, but it was during a time in my life where I was looking at acting in not a very serious way. Which is no insult to ‘Gossip Girl,’ but that was a time in my life when I really didn’t know if I wanted to act when I got out of school. It was like, ‘OK, I got this part. I’ll go do this.’ — Sarah Steele

To say accounting for derivatives is Americais a sewer is an insult to sewage. — Charlie Munger

To say ‘we’ and mean ‘I’ is one of the most recondite insults. — Theodor Adorno

People do look at it as an insult that I say I don’t listen to country music, which cracks me up. — Natalie Maines

I am suggesting that as we go through life, we ‘accentuate the positive.’ I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort. — Gordon B. Hinckley

He’s my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression… I cannot see him. I cannot have a relationship with my father and be morally consistent. I lived with all these adopted children, so they are my family. To say Soon-Yi was not my sister is an insult to all adopted children. — Ronan Farrow

The bad part about being recognized is that when I walk into a restaurant and sit down, I’ve got to eat everything on the plate, whether it’s good or bad. People would take it as an insult if I did otherwise. — Paul Prudhomme

Give up salt, give up sugar, give up spices, give up vegetables, give up chutnies, give up tamarind. Serve Bhangis, serve rogues, serve inferiors, remove faecal matter. Do not revenge, resist not evil, return good for evil, bear insult and injury. Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred. — Swami Sivananda

The days when the words ‘Hollywood actor’ framed Ronald Reagan like bunny fingers as an ID tag and an implied insult seem far-off and quaint: nearly everybody in politics – candidate, consultant, pundit, and Tea Party crowd extra alike – is an actor now, a shameless ham in a hoked-up reality series that never stops. — James Wolcott

If a team leaves me open, I almost feel it’s an insult and I’m shooting that ball with confidence. All of our guards have been drilled and prepared to take those shots and we’re ready for them. — DeMarcus Nelson

It is a complete insult to all in the Oceania region. — Keith Walker

New Jersey legislature needs to represent the people that elected them to office. It is an insult to ask the taxpayers of New Jersey to tighten their belts year after year, while the pork barrel spending is rampant. — Joe Sinagra

A bad forgery’s the ultimate insult. — John Grant

I love women. I’m trying to do beautiful things with them. I’m not trying to insult them. My life is not about that. — Calvin Klein

I don’t even know the guy. Tell him he’s an idiot. Somebody said he wanted a piece of me. Tell him I’m at 24 Willie Mays Plaza and he can come get me anytime he wants to — with pleasure. Don’t insult my family. — Barry Bonds

The real insult to New Yorkers is denying that serious problems exist. — Ryan Toohey

There but for the grace of God, goes God. — Winston Churchill

Love between sexes is a sin in theology, a forbidden intercourse in jurisprudence, a mechanical insult in medicine, and a subject philosophy has no time for. — Karl Kraus

I admit that invective is one of my pleasures. This only brings me problems in life, but that’s it. I attack, I insult. I have a gift for that, for insults, for provocation. So I am tempted to use it. — Michel Houellebecq

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