103+ Best Pathetic Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Pathetic Quotes

When I was a 25-year-old kid, I raised $260,000 for my first show, ‘The Pajama Game,’ in such a homemade, pathetic, endearing way – a buck here, a buck there. — Harold Prince

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

Children are the most honest critics. They will say ‘You’re funny’, but also ‘You’re pathetic – go away.’ — Dylan Moran

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

Writing is not for me. I completely lose my sense of humor when I write. I become extremely pathetic, very sensational. Images give me possibilities that I don’t have with words. — Marjane Satrapi

‘Triumph over tragedy’ – how pathetic! I think people are generally freaked out that I’m multifaceted. You don’t hear people saying, ‘Gwyneth Paltrow won an Oscar – and she’s blonde!’ — Aimee Mullins

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic. — Pablo Picasso

I know it sounds pathetic, but I don’t know who I am. — Claire Tomalin

I’m offended by things and take pathetic little stands against them. — Tom Stoppard

I’m knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers. And I thank God that President Bush has stated, we need a Constitutional amendment that states that marriage is between a man and a woman. — Jimmy Swaggart

Thanks to capitalism, the importance placed on beauty has never been so manipulated. We are the guinea pigs force-fed ads that tell us how pathetic we are: that we will never be loved, happy or valuable unless we have the body, the face, the hair, even the personality that will apparently be ours, if only we buy their products. — Beth Ditto

I literally have meetings at eight o’clock in the morning, and I finish at nine o’clock at night. It sounds pathetic, but I don’t even have time to go shopping. — Stella McCartney

I tell my son, when your music becomes less relevant, your pathetic comic value might be of some use. So you’ve got to go with it, you know. — Michael McDonald

Drag queens are not pathetic creatures. Drag queens are fabulous and fun. — Bianca Del Rio

The criminalization of file sharing is pathetic. It’s so pathetic, it’s almost funny. Imagine if the radio people would have lobbied for a federal law enforcement agency to raid all homes for illegal transmissions of moving picture experiments in order to stop the invention of television. It’s ludicrous. — Lexi Alexander

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

I often liken my love life to the pathetic fallacy found in a Bronte novel: a long and winding road tented by storm clouds and rain. Kidding. — Dan Levy

Men are hung up on breasts. They’re looking at the titty dinner. It’s pathetic. — Betty Dodson

To be honest, I think bananas are a pathetic fruit. — Andy Murray

There have been a few times when I’ve read a script and it’s really cool but the girl character’s just kind of pathetic. It’s not going to do me any favours just being ‘the girl’ in a cool movie. — Emily Browning

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision. — Helen Keller

The day my film ‘Dum’ released, it was available on pirated DVDs and VCDs. They showed the movie on cable channels. It was pathetic. It was so frustrating. — Vivek Oberoi

When people do marriage right, they don’t complain so much, and so their voices are silenced by the rabble of promiscuous charlatans peddling their pathetic world view as ‘progressive.’ — Steven Crowder

If you’re gay or religious you’re always hearing this word tolerance. It’s a pathetic word. It’s actually just a politically correct word for the term intolerance. — Rupert Everett

There’s nothing more pathetic than listening to a football game over the Internet, but I’ve done that. — Matt Besser

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

I’m such a geek now with princesses. It’s pathetic. — Lily James

Politicians have such large egos that it usually takes them an inordinately long time to grasp when they’ve become a pathetic joke. — Timothy Noah

I think personality correction is necessary for successful men, like prime ministers, businessmen, politicians… it’s essential that one should keep an eye on one’s own personality. You must have seen people in politics who become chief ministers and then pass into oblivion – how egotistical they became and how pathetic they look. — Dilip Kumar

I’d rather sell groundnuts in my village than to play for a pathetic team like Chelsea. — Samuel Eto’o

This is a making-money business, and the only way to make money is knocking people out. Lying on someone? That’s pathetic to me. You gotta drop a bomb. — Justin Gaethje

I got asked by a freelance journalist to jump in front of Princess Diana’s funeral. How pathetic is that? That would have been the stupidest thing on the planet. — Mark Roberts

The Americans I know are not willing to abandon our police and our great Democratic experiment to the pathetic cowardice – or worse – of the progressive Left. — David A. Clarke, Jr.

Having plastic surgery is pathetic. You don’t look any younger; you look well for a bit until it starts going again, but it takes all the character out. — Judy Parfitt

My career is a burden, but I can’t just fade out like a pathetic sore loser. More often than not, I’m just making a fool of myself for the hundredth time, and that wasn’t part of the plan, initially. I’d be happier not having any kind of public presence whatsoever and just hiding behind the sleeves of the CD. — Ariel Pink

The vast majority of people in academia, especially at the administrative level, have so little confidence in their ability to make an argument for their liberal cause, they choose to keep conservatives from making their own case at all. It’s pathetic, cowardly, unconstitutional and completely predictable. — Katie Pavlich

Trolls live in their own pathetic bubble, and it’s called Twitter. — Ana Kasparian

For somebody in my neighborhood to aspire or revere a person from the upper class, that is the most ugly and pathetic behavior you could exhibit. — Joel Kinnaman

I think people are tired of fake music, man. And there’s a lot of it. Technology has reached the point where any boob can walk into a studio and with a little AutoTuning you can have a hit song. I think it’s pathetic. — Corey Taylor

I think it’s pathetic that women and men treat each other worse than we treat our pets. It’s love or hate. — Gene Simmons

I make, like, three or four times more when I don’t fight than when I do fight. And, I’m one of the higher-paid guys in the UFC, which is remarkably tragic and pathetic. — Tim Kennedy

I have a pathetic urge at some stage in my life to be able to pull out my wallet and pull out a little card on which it would say, ‘Kenneth Branagh, artistic director.’ — Kenneth Branagh

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

If you get serious about yourself as you get old, you are pathetic. — Diana Rigg

To better understand why you need a personal computer, let’s take a look at the pathetic mess you call your life. — Dave Barry

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven. — Mark Twain

I have had my share of flops and it’s very discouraging. It’s pathetic to be on that side. — Kunal Khemu

For whatever reason, I decided: ‘I’m 18, I’m a man, I’m going to grow a moustache’ – and it was pathetic for years – it was awful. — Chris Hadfield

Wine lovers have known for centuries that decanting wine before serving it often improves its flavor. Whatever the dominant process, the traditional decanter is a rather pathetic tool to accomplish it. A few years ago, I found I could get much better results by using an ordinary kitchen blender. — Nathan Myhrvold

I am so pathetic with machines in real life, it’s not a joke. I’d rather walk, or even run, than take the car out myself. I like to be driven around. Yes, I like fancy cars, and fancy bikes, too. It’s my dream to learn how to ride one myself, but for now, I am content being driven around. — Bipasha Basu

It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion. — Yves Saint Laurent

I don’t like new bands. I don’t want to be one of those pathetic old men in their forties who knows exactly what 18-year-olds are into. — Steve Coogan

A writer, by definition, is pathetic. — Ethan Coen

Unless I have my aunt or my boyfriend to take care of me, I’m a little pathetic. — Rufus Wainwright

What I enjoy doing is challenging stereotypes of what people believe a Tory must be. You don’t have to say every Tory is in it for themselves – it’s pathetic caricaturing that has no place in the 21st century, and if we can challenge that stereotype, then great. — Louise Mensch

You either evolve or you don’t. I don’t like old people on a rock n’ roll stage. I think they look pathetic, me included. And the fact that I represent an era means I can’t just go out there and do all new stuff. They would all say, ‘Sing ‘White Rabbit,’ and I’d say no? That’s rude. — Grace Slick

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

No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has. — Vladimir Nabokov

Not to sound too pathetic, but there have been long stretches where I haven’t been able to get a job. — David Caruso

I’m a hopeless mother; a hopeless wife; I have to try harder. I’m just a pathetic case history, really. — Siobhan Fahey

I love romance. I’m a sucker for it. I love it so much. It’s pathetic. — Drew Barrymore

The whole point of being in the Army is wanting to get killed, wanting to test yourself to the limits. Now you have to fly 15,000ft above the war zone to avoid getting hit. I don’t think there is any point in having wars if that’s how you’re going to behave. It’s pathetic. All this whining! — Rupert Everett

You break up, and you say something pathetic, or you don’t even speak at all when someone’s telling you they don’t love you anymore. But then you think about it five minutes later, and you have all these great comebacks! — Gin Wigmore

We’re at the top echelon of motorsports, and we’ve got guys who have never won Late Model races running on the racetrack. It’s pathetic. They don’t know where to go. — Kyle Busch

India’s infrastructure is pathetic, with frequent electric power breakdowns even in metropolitan cities, dangerously unhealthy water supply in urban areas, a galloping rate of HIV infection, and gaping potholes that dot our national highways. — Subramanian Swamy

I started watching some ‘Doctor Who’ recently on my own and got too scared. I had to watch it in the daytime – I’m pathetic. — Miranda Hart

The fun part about doing our movies is that you’re creating something using the talents of people rather than finding these pathetic people who are thrust into these situations. That, to me, is completely artless. — Christopher Guest

When I was about 16, I got my ball taken off me by the police for playing in the street – which is pathetic really. — Wayne Rooney

Even if you can be the world’s best at one thing, you’ll be the world’s worst at something else. Supermodels make pathetic sumo wrestlers. — Martha Beck

I realized that I get pleasure when I’m told, ‘Don’t listen to the haters; they’re losers in their moms’ basements.’ I imagine these ‘losers’ and feel better about myself. Their insults hurt less if I label them ‘pathetic.’ I diminish their value in order to protect mine. I noticed that I’m quick to make a joke at someone else’s expense. — Julie Plec

Voting statistics for younger voters is pathetic. — Ken Hakuta

The only thing I daydreamed about was being an opera singer. But I was so skinny and so pathetic that that sort of wasn’t going to happen. — Patti Smith

I’d always avoided stuff like ‘Where are they now?’ or ‘Whatever happened to?’ Just ‘No thanks, thanks for calling.’ You tell me, have you ever seen a ‘Whatever happened to’ where they seemed anything but pathetic? — Jackie Earle Haley

I don’t believe in, and I am a devout non-believer, in playing new songs live if the subjected and pathetic crowd has not heard them before because I consider it like mass psychosis and genocidal. — Peter Steele

It was all about wanting to get revenge. Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation. — Julian Clary

I like to think of myself as a New Yorker, which is pathetic. — Moon Unit Zappa

I grew up watching old black and white movies where Marlene Dietrich or Jean Harlow would go walking down some cobblestone street in ripped stockings and head into some smoky boite and sing for a pathetic living. That’s so what I wanted to be. — Ellen Greene

I don’t understand this pathetic need for luxuries. — Ehud Olmert

It sounds so nerdy and pathetic, but what I always do on Sunday afternoon is bring my inbox down to zero, which is so sad. But e-mail has become like homework for adults. I’ll have 141 messages from people who will be offended if I don’t write back. — Mike Birbiglia

In many ways, Tucker Carlson’s a better symbol of the pathetic state of what passes for conservative journalism than even Glenn Beck or the late Andrew Breitbart, to name two of his contemporaries with a much larger following. — Alex Pareene

While I enjoy it, I will continue to go onstage. While I contribute something, fine. I don’t want to be dragging my feet. I don’t want to become pathetic, but I think I will be lucid enough. I’ll know when to stop. — Sylvie Guillem

Maybe this is pathetic, but I still dread producing a book that doesn’t earn back its advance. I hate obligations that are financially foggy. — Helen Garner

The thing is that Chuck Schumer, for all his power and influence, is a pretty pathetic figure. You go around New York State, and people make jokes about him and talk about how he shows up at the New York State Fair and has a staffer carrying a big sign saying ‘Come meet Chuck Schumer.’ — Wendy Long

People who think about art as an investment are pathetic. — Walter Annenberg

I have this absurd syndrome where I get these out-of-the-blue, pathetic panic attacks. It’ll be in a very easy, simple scene when everything is going swimmingly, and then suddenly, bang, I’m shvitzing and can’t remember my lines. — Hugh Grant

The drug dealers, they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character. — Mike Tyson

Humans are ridiculous. We’re all pathetic strivers who will fall short. If you can accept that, it’s optimistic because you can shoot for the moon and know you’re never going to get there, and that’s OK. — Bob Odenkirk

Rush Limbaugh’s pathetic abuse of logic, his absurd pomposity, his relentless self-promotion, his ridiculous ego – now those, friends, are appropriate targets for satire. — Molly Ivins

To be labeled pathetic because you enjoy the company of a loving creature who is always down to hang out, sleep, and eat with you is unfair. — Iliza Shlesinger

I can’t think of a more pathetic situation for an actor than to do a film and not connect to it. And I pray to God that I never face that situation. — Irrfan Khan

I always had trouble being proud of how they were using me in WCW. It was hard for me to be interested in what they were doing, and what they were doing with me was pretty pathetic. — Bret Hart

The blues is so expressive – nostalgic but not sentimental, mournful but not pathetic, so humble and close to the earth. It’s a nuance-filled thing. — Ry Cooder

When Democrats lose, they’re pathetic. When Republicans lose, they’re bitter and mean. — Timothy Noah

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi looks in the mirror and sees a playboy of the old school. And men such as Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Charlie Sheen no doubt look at Berlusconi and think, ‘Role model!’ Women, of course, know otherwise. They see him as an aging, pathetic buffoon. — Graydon Carter

Every time I think of Doug Wilson, I think ‘pathetic.’ When it comes between something for himself or something for righteousness, he’ll choose himself. — Kevin Nealon

I have no idea where my pathetic nature comes from. If I thought about it too long, it would depress me. — Steve Carell

I was a friend during school time, but not much after that. By the time I got to BYU, I was a social mess, an absolute misfit. There is not a shyer, more pathetic kid who stepped on that BYU campus than me. — Sheri L. Dew

I’m about as big a star as the Baha’i faith has got, which is pretty pathetic. — Rainn Wilson

If Hank Williams Jr. wasn’t such a pathetic, wheezing fossil, I’d have a talk with him. — Alec Baldwin

I’m a pathetic haggler and often give more than the original price out of a misplaced sense of duty. — Joanna Lumley

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. — H. L. Mencken

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

The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events. — Edward Gibbon

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