Rumor Quotes

Rumor is rarely more interesting than fact, but it is always more readily available.

Stephen L. Carter

Rumor doth double, like the voice and echo, The numbers of the feared.

William Shakespeare

Rumor is not always wrong.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Rumor grows as it goes.


Rumor is like bees; the more you fight them the more you don't get rid of them.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Rumor is the food of gossip.

Antoine Bret

Rumor is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures, And of so easy and so plain a stop That the blunt monster with uncounted heads, The still-discordant wavering multitude, Can play upon it.

William Shakespeare

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.

John Tudor

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.

Aldous Huxley

Rumor is a vagrant without a home, and lives upon what it can pick up.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Every rumor is believed against the unfortunate.


The rumor forthwith flies abroad, dispersed throughout the small town.


Rumor, than which no evil flies more swiftly. She flourishes as she flies, gains strength by mere motion. Small at first and in fear, she soon rises to heaven, Walks upon land and hides her head in the clouds.


Nothing is swifter than rumor.


Rumor has winged feet like Mercury.

Henry Ward Beecher
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