Disgust Quotes

Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.

Rose F. Kennedy

After another moment's silence, she mumbled that I was peculiar, that that was probably why she loved me but that one day I might disgust her for the very same reason.

Albert Camus

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.

Emma Goldman

It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.

Havelock Ellis

The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.


Words become low by the occasions to which they are applied, or the general character of them who use them; and the disgust which they produce arises from the revival of those images with which they are commonly united.

Samuel Johnson

For the good, when praised, feel something of disgust, if to excess commended.


There are people who in spite of their merit disgust us, and others who please us in spite of their faults.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.

Robert Louis Stevenson

For disorder obstructs: besides, it doth disgust life, distract the appetities, and yield no true relish to the senses.

Margaret Cavendish

Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where pigs would die of disgust.

Kenneth Rexroth

ACHIEVEMENT, n. The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust.

Ambrose Bierce

If there is a God, the phrase that must disgust him is - holy war.

Steve Allen

Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.

Francesco Petrarch
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