50 Nasty People Quotes and Sayings about Nastiness

Nastiness is a characteristic often embodied by individuals who intentionally mistreat or speak ill of others.

Such people are typically crude, discourteous and lacking in refinement, carrying a demeanor marked by harshness and rudeness. Such behaviors are not only uncivil but can also spread negativity.


However, by exploring a compilation of quotes about nasty people and their demeaning attitudes, one can gain insights and develop strategies to counter such unpleasant interactions.

The below quotes serve as valuable lessons, promoting the spread of positivity and happiness, despite the existence of nastiness.

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They encourage understanding these behaviors, recognizing their sources and developing strategies to manage or avoid them.

In a nutshell, they serve as tools for navigating a world where rudeness can be encountered, fostering resilience and a positive outlook in the face of adversity.

Top 10 Nasty People Quotes


I like to get on with people. I don’t go around being nasty, but if someone crosses me, I can be horrible back. ~ Twiggy.


In my culture, whispering in the company of others is considered rude. ~ Yolanda Hadid.


When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don’t take it personally. It says nothing about you but a lot about them. ~ Unknown.


I was raised not to be rude, but I also try to get the best work out of people. ~ Dick Wolf.


No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy. ~ Bryant H. McGill.


A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. ~ Dave Barry.


Frankness is usually a euphemism for rudeness. ~ Muriel Spark.


People don’t know how to deal with stress and depression, so they’re nasty to other people because it makes them feel better about themselves. ~ Kate Nash.


Don’t lose faith in humanity; think of all the people in the United States who have never played you a single nasty trick. ~ Elbert Hubbard.


One of the worst things about life is not how nasty the nasty people are. You know that already. It is how nasty the nice people can be. ~ Anthony Powell.

Best Nasty People Quotes

I dare say the men would fight very well if properly officered, although they are an exceedingly dirty and nasty people. ~ George Washington.


If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bas**rds they are. Style. That’s what people remember. ~ Terry Pratchett.

I don’t know why I’m suddenly playing nasty people. It is very fun, though, and it isn’t real, at the end of the day. ~ Kate Winslet.

I don’t mind if people are saying nasty things about me behind my back – I just don’t want to know about them. ~ Jamie Campbell Bower.

No one goes unscathed, we all go through things. We just can’t let people’s nasty words become our beliefs about ourselves, you know? ~ Elizabeth Berkley.


People don’t yell nasty things at actors – they let them continue. ~ Larry David.

I want people to get out of that nasty habit of needing a label. Every genre for each song is different. ~ SZA.

But colonization had a nasty tendency to work its way into the DNA, the beliefs and philosophies and the very ways of life of the people being colonized. ~ Drew Hayden Taylor.

We also worked with Marshall Jefferson for Groovy, Laidback and Nasty. So we were lucky to work with some really great people. ~ Stephen Mallinder.


Isn’t it sad that we only get upset about nasty things happening to people and places if television decides we should? ~ M.C. Beaton.

Of course many bars in Manhasset, like bars everywhere, were nasty places, full of pickled people marinating in regret. ~ J. R. Moehringer.

Quotes about Nasty People

Toronto was a great place to work, a fun place to work. People were so hockey-oriented, hockey-minded, without being too critical. In Montreal, they got downright nasty sometimes. ~ Pat Burns.

I have played nasty people, but not everyone has seen that stuff. Before ‘The Office,’ I mainly got cast as little toe-rags. ~ Martin Freeman.


When you start attacking cronyism and people’s political interests, it gets nasty. ~ Charles Koch.

Always remember that you can explain things for people, but you can’t comprehend for them. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

People who mean harm have it over the rest of us. They always win. And the only thing to do is to keep away from them. ~ Amy Witting.


When people are nasty, it gets everybody’s attention, and it gives them a name. ~ Steve Guttenberg.

Famous Nasty People Quotes

I’m always happy to blow up any misconceptions that people have about stage school cos everyone thinks it’s really nasty there but it’s not. ~ Amy Winehouse.

A gentleman is a man who is only rude when he intends to be. ~ Winston Churchill.

Well, I know that I’ll never forget that, but also I won’t forget the hundreds of people who sent me letters, telegrams, and postcards during that World Series. There wasn’t a single nasty message. Everybody tried to say something nice. ~ Gil Hodges.


No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly. ~ Oscar Wilde.

Evil is a miscellaneous collection of nasty things that nasty people do. ~ Richard Dawkins.

People think that you are a nasty, selfish person if you don’t want to have children. ~ Janeane Garofalo.

Jason settled back on the bench. ‘I hate to break this to you, but as a rule, wizards are nasty people. They’re powerful, capricious, ruthless, egotistical, used to getting their own way. That’s being kind. ~ Cinda Williams Chima.


People don’t very much like things that are beautiful.. they are so far from their nasty little minds. ~ Claude Debussy.

Before any American points a finger at President Putin and calls him nasty names, they should recognize that a lot of Americans agree with Putin on his stance against homosexual and transgender people. ~ Henry Rollins.

Deep Nasty People Quotes

The worst side of people is political part of the process, the side that can be very mean and nasty. ~ Rob Zerban.

When Jane and I spoke out, people thought, What ungrateful children those two kids are to be that nasty about their father. ~ Peter Fonda.

When you say nasty things about people, you should never say the true ones, because you can’t really fully and honestly take those back. ~ John Green.


I’m less genial than people think, but I’m too timid to seem nasty. ~ Alan Bennett.

People were so hockey-oriented, hockey-minded, without being too critical. In Montreal, they got downright nasty sometimes. ~ Pat Burns.

Best Nasty People Quotes


For most people, life is nasty, brutish, and short; for me, it has simply been nasty and brutish. ~ Djuna Barnes.

I have learned not to read reviews. Period. And I hate reviewers. All of them, or at least all but two or three. Life is much simpler ignoring reviews and the nasty people who write them. Critics should find meaningful work. ~ John Grisham.


Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength. ~ Eric Hoffer.

Sigmund Freud makes people irritable. Whenever someone mentions Freud, say, at a dinner party, I see eyes roll and listen to the nasty remarks that follow. ~ Siri Hustvedt.

It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring. ~ Lemony Snicket.


What I hate is nasty, ugly people. ~ Karl Lagerfeld.

There’s a lot more people out there than you would think who cannot differentiate between TV and reality. I do think there’s a lot of people out there who think I’m a nasty human being. ~ Torrey DeVitto.

So these were the 50 quotes about Nasty People.

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