Getting Nasty

Sunday, February 14, 2016 – Getting Nasty

I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don’t encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics. ~ Newt Gingrich

A gentleman is never rude except on purpose – I can honestly be nasty sober, believe you me. ~ Christopher Hitchens

The only thing that will be remembered about my enemies after they’re dead is the nasty things I’ve said about them. ~ Camille Paglia

I got nasty habits; I take tea at three. ~ Mick Jagger

I’d rather have a fake smile than a nasty stare. ~ Tamara Ecclestone

I’m under the impression that this notion of decency is disappearing from our society where conflicts are made worse on cinema and on television, where people are nasty and cruel on the Internet and where, in general, everybody seems to be very angry. ~ Helen Mirren

Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It’s going to be commercial and nasty at the same time. ~ J. G. Ballard

I find that the only way to make my characters really interesting to children is to exaggerate all their good or bad qualities, and so if a person is nasty or bad or cruel, you make them very nasty, very bad, very cruel. If they are ugly, you make them extremely ugly. That, I think, is fun and makes an impact. ~ Roald Dahl

A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan. ~ Mel Brooks

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

Your wrinkles either show that you’re nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you’re always smiling. ~ Carlos Santana

An ugly baby is a very nasty object – and the prettiest is frightful. ~ Queen Victoria

If, after hearing my songs, just one human being is inspired to say something nasty to a friend or, perhaps to strike a loved one, it will all have been worth the while. ~ Tom Lehrer

Let me tell you, it is still morning in America. It just happens to be kind of a head pounding, hung over for four hours in America – and it’s shaping up to be a nasty day, but its still morning in America. ~ Glenn Beck

An education system suits some more than others. It can lead you out into life or lead you on a wild goose chase. It can help to make you miserable, or dull and nasty and insipid, or profoundly stupid in the special way that ‘brainy’ people can be. ~ Michael Leunig

He’s nice enough not to want to be associated with a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it. Lacking the courage of one’s nastiness does not make one nice. ~ Michael Kinsley

I like living in my head because in there, everyone is kind and innocent. Once you start integrating yourself into the world, you realize that people are nasty, mean creatures. They’re worse than zombies. People try to crush your soul and destroy your happiness, but zombies just want to have a little nibble of your brain. ~ J. Cornell Michel

Art is gushing hot bile on the fields and harvesting the looks of nasty dwarfs. ~ Günter Brus

The real tragedy of human existence is not that we are nasty by nature, but that a cruel structural asymmetry grants to rare events of meanness such power to shape our history. ~ Stephen Jay Gould

We’re just going to play rock and roll and not do anything else; we’re going to stay in our rooms, and the world is a nasty, horrible place because it didn’t give us everything we cried for. Right? ~ John Lennon

No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death: and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short. ~ Thomas Hobbes

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