81+ Best Pathetic Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Pathetic is causing feelings of sadness, sympathy, or sometimes lack of respect, especially because a person or an animal is suffering. Profoundly inspirational pathetic quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Pathetic Quotes

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

How many divorces are caused by the word nothing? I think this would be a very interesting statistic. Sophie Kinsella, Surprise Me

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

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash. Rita Mae Brown

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

Divorce is hard and painful and complicated, and something you have to grow through. Sharon Stone

What a pathetic play from a pathetic human being. Bill Walton

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house. Zsa Zsa Gabor

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

Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse. Groucho Marx

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

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping it will transform into a door. Coco Chanel

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

Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. Toni Morrison, Beloved

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

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. Deborah Reber

Pathetic attitudes are not in keeping with greatness. Friedrich Nietzsche

There’s no pain or failure like going through a divorce. Jennifer Lopez

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

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. Lucille Ball

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

Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you. Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

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

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. Shannon L. Alder

I will always be the hopeless romantic, more often pathetic than heroic. Chris Lowell

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient. Voltaire

I don’t know who Peter Lorre is. Pathetic, right? It shows you how completely gross and uncultured my generation is. Christina Ricci

Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and wondering what stuff will break when it lands. Amy Poehler

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

It was a long time in the making, my divorce. One day became less special than the [one before], and pretty soon we ceased all conversation. It is a sad day when you have nothing left to say. Ricki Lake

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

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a hell of a lot of overlapping. Mignon McLaughlin

Eeyore, the old gray 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

Divorce isn’t the child’s fault. Don’t say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you’re really just hurting the child. Valerie Bertinelli

It’s nice to see something more pathetic than I feel right now. Chuck Palahniuk

Divorce: the end of an error.

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

The process of discovering with somebody that you love that you don’t work is so painful. Kate Hudson

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

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett

I turn into a crying, hysterical maniac when I see a spider. It’s pathetic. Kate Dickie

The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that a legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money. Johnny Carson

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

When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together, it can be even worse. Monica Bellucci

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

The happiest time of anyone’s life is just after the first divorce. John Kenneth Galbraith

Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us Jerry Garcia

It takes two to destroy a marriage. Margaret Trudeau

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

Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers. Gerald F. Liberman

Hors d’oeuvres have always been 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

Now she knew what divorce really was: Sharing decisions with a person you would run down on the street. Judy Blundell

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

Divorce is probably as painful as death. William Shatner

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

I learned that it would take more than just the black and white steps of getting divorced, or even finding a lawyer. It would take not just facing my fears. It would take walking into my fears with each step making me bolder and less ashamed, with each step giving me courage. Liza Caldwell

The only thing in the world worth a damn is the strange, touching, pathetic, awesome nobility of the individual human spirit. John D. MacDonald

Those who divorce aren’t necessarily the most unhappy, just those neatly able to believe their misery is caused by one other person. Alain de Botton

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

For a long time, the fact that I was divorced was the most important thing about me. And now it’s not. Now the most important thing about me is that I’m old. Nora Ephron

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

Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted. Richard Wagner

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

Divorce is always terrible, but I haven’t met anyone who went through it and isn’t happier now. Nikolaj Coster Waldau

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

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

The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn’t get a divorce for almost a year. Hedy Lamarr

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

Divorce is hardest at the beginning, most chaotic in the middle, and best at the end.

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

Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand. Shinichi Suzuki

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

Half of all marriages end in divorces and then there are the really unhappy ones. Joan Rivers

To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States of America is pathetic. Harvey Weinstein

When I was divorced, I went through the various stages of grieving: anger, denial, and dancing around with my settlement check. Maura Kennedy

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

Divorce is a time of change. It really rocks the foundation of most people’s lives. When we have our heart broken or our dreams taken away from us, it is a time of growth and change. Debbie Ford

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

More divorces start in the bedroom than in any other room of the house. Ann Landers