47 Nosey People Quotes and Sayings about Intrusive People

Nosey individuals tend to intrude into others’ personal affairs, driven by a fascination with gossip and a desire to probe into private matters.

Such people, who often fail to respect personal boundaries, can create discomfort, especially for introverts who highly value privacy.

The constant prying and asking of personal questions can result in feelings of violation and resentment, testing one’s patience.

Despite the temptation to rebuke them, one may choose to maintain decorum to avoid rudeness.


Thus, dealing with nosey people often necessitates finding strategies to eliminate the toxicity they bring.

The advent of new technologies such as hidden cameras has unfortunately enabled these intrusive individuals to snoop more easily.

Nosey people, often visibly excited about unearthing ‘juicy’ information, derive their name from the term ‘nosy’ coined in 1620, alluding to the metaphorical ‘nose’ poking into others’ business.

I have listed below some of the best quotes about nosey people.

Best Nosey People Quotes


Nosey people can kick rocks. ~ Unknown.

Hey I found your nose. It was in my business again. ~ Unknown.

Often people that criticize your life are usually the same people that don’t know the price you paid to get where you are today. ~ Unknown.

If you don’t know me, then don’t judge me! No one said you had to love me. ~ Unknown.

There are two types of listeners. The ones who actually care, and the ones who are just nosey. ~ Unknown.

If you’re my girlfriend, we’re going to deal with our own problems. You don’t need to be telling everyone and getting their advice. ~ Unknown.


There are always ears on the other side of the wall. ~ Chinese Proverb.

Haters are like crickets; they make a lot of noise you can hear but you never see them, then you walk right by them and they’re quiet. ~ Unknown.

Famous Nosey People Quotes

People that try to mind your business don’t really have their life’s under control, they want to have yours under control. ~ Francisco A Domenech.

Relationships last longer when everybody doesn’t know your business. ~ Unknown.


Excuse me, here’s your nose…I found it in my business. ~ Unknown.

People don’t know anything about themselves because they’re all worried about everybody else. ~ Jack Johnson.

Why are you so interested in my life, is it that much better than yours? ~ Unknown.

Respect people’s right to privacy. Don’t poke your nose & busy yourself with matters that don’t concern you. Let others have their space! ~ Mufti Ismail Menk.


Be selective with whom you share your problems, because only few people care others are just curious. ~ Unknown.

And what’s more I’ve got no need for anyone to tell me how to do it. I am not interested. You act how you want to and leave me alone to do my own thing. ~ Olivier Martinez.

Popular Nosey People Quotes

If you’re not working on trying to be mine then you shouldn’t be worrying about who’s consuming my time. ~ Unknown.


Oh, I didn’t tell you? Must’ve been none of your damn business. ~ Unknown.

If you stop focusing on other people’s life you’ll have more time to fix your own life. ~ Sonya Parker.

If everybody minded their own business, said the Duchess in a hoarse growl, the world would go round a good deal faster than it does. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

To keep a relationship, you must keep your business to yourself and your partner, the whole world doesn’t need to know your problems. ~ Unknown.


My business is doing well because I don’t spend time minding yours. ~ Unknown.

Never waste time and energy, trying to figure out why some people stick their noses up other peoples business, because you just might end up like them in the process! ~ Jummai Abdullahi.

Top Nosey People Quotes

Work on your own situation rather than pry into mine! ~ Unknown.


Those who pry into other people’s affairs will hear what they do not like. ~ Unknown.

It’s so funny how the people who know the least about you, have the most to say. ~ Unknown.

I just listen to what people say, absorb it and then regurgitate it later. I’m very nosy, I think. ~ David Gedge.

When I say ‘Its a long story,’ it usually means that I just don’t want you to know all of my business. ~ Unknown.

Deep Nosey People Quotes

Facebook; Letting you put your nose in other people’s business since 2004. ~ Unknown.


If it doesn’t directly affect you, then it’s probably none of your business! ~ Hussein Nishah.

I hate when people post stuff online then tell others to stay out of their business, when you post something publicly you make it everyone’s business. ~ Unknown.

Don’t spend so much time analyzing me and my life. Worry about your own, that is obviously where the real issues lie. ~ Brittany Marcum.

The biggest fool is one who minds the business of others rather than minding his very own. ~ Amit Abraham.

Fake friends just want to know your business so they can share your business. ~ Unknown.


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. ~ Theodor Geisel.

Sometimes curiosity is a poison, not only for those who drink it but for everyone around it. ~ Unknown.

Meaningful Nosey People Quotes

Some people will pretend to care just so they can get a better seat to watch your struggle. Every helping hand isn’t always there to help. ~ Unknown.


The right hand always knows what the left hand’s doing if she can get her mouth in between. ~ Unknown.

Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t realize you were an expert on my life and how I should live it. Please continue while I take notes. ~ Hussein Nishah.

Everyone notices everyone else’s problems but never pay attention to their own. ~ Jerett Parker.

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. ~ Lewis Carroll.


Whose running my life here? me or you? ~ Unknown.

On a scale of Voldemort to Pinocchio, how Nosy are you? ~ Unknown.

So these were the 47 top quotes about Nosey People.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Toxic People quotes and Tunnel Vision quotes.

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Chandan Negi
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