Bully quotes

  • I am still bullied occasionally. However, none of my current bullies really exist. They’re all in my head. Be your own best friend instead of your worst enemy.
    -- Abiola Abrams

    #Bully #Enemy #Bullied

  • Even when I was at school, I wanted to be liked by everyone, even the bullies. I didn't like them, but I needed to know that they liked me.
    -- Alex Kingston

    #School #Bully #Needed

  • Bullies often act out by marshaling aggression to cover up for insecurity.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Bully #Insecurity

  • Sorrow can be a bully.
    -- Amy Waldman

    #Bully #Sorrow

  • The real problem with Donald Trump is, if you engage him, it will only make things worse. It's like - it's a little bit what you were taught as a kid to not engage the bully, because they will continue to pick on you.
    -- Amy Walter

    #Real #Kids #Bully

  • Cyber bullies can hide behind a mask of anonymity online, and do not need direct physical access to their victims to do unimaginable harm.
    -- Anna Maria Chavez

    #Bully #Needs #Mask

  • There's no need to bully; be kind to unwind!
    -- AnnaSophia Robb

    #Bully #Needs #Be Kind

  • All we can do about bullies is wish them happiness & celebrate our own.
    -- Ariana Grande

    #Bully #Wish #Celebrate

  • I dont want any injustice brought against the bullies. Bullies just dont know any better. Anyone who is crying about police brutality or victimization as an adult needs to stop it and realize the privileges we have in this country.
    -- Ariel Pink

    #Country #Bully #Police

  • It would be disrespectful to take my stardom and bully my way into the fashion industry.
    -- ASAP Rocky

    #Fashion #Bully #Would Be

  • I don't understand why or how we can bully each other.
    -- Aurora Aksnes


  • Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans
    -- Ben Shapiro

    #Silence #Bully #Culture

  • Bullies do whatever they can get away with and keep pushing boundaries until they meet resistance,
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Bully #Pushing Boundaries #Resistance

  • Voting is merely a labor-saving device for ascertaining on which side force lies and bowing to the inevitable... It is neither more nor less than a paper representative of the bayonet, the bully, and the bullet.
    -- Benjamin Tucker

    #Lying #Bully #Voting

  • The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.
    -- Bryant H. McGill

    #Bully #Encounters #Worst

  • Kids should speak to each other. They're horrid to each other online, they bully each other - they should shut up and stop it. The problem with social media is there is too much freedom. It's too much, too young.
    -- Cara Delevingne

    #Kids #Media #Bully

  • He's a bully. I love bullies. They have such big, shiny red buttons to push.
    -- Carrie Vaughn

    #Bully #Buttons #Red

  • I'm not good with bullies and zealots.
    -- Charles Cumming

    #Bully #Zealot

  • As a former lifelong Republican, it pains me to tell you that today's Republicans - and their standard-bearers, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan - just aren't up to the task. They're beholden to 'my way or the highway' bullies, indebted to billionaires who bankroll ads and allergic to the very idea of compromise.
    -- Charlie Crist

    #Pain #Ideas #Bully

  • I am who I am, but I am not a bully,
    -- Chris Christie

    #Who I Am #Bully #I Am Who I Am

  • Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn't know anything.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Birthday #Years #Bully

  • How come when I was a kid, I couldn't be picked on bullies like that?
    -- CM Punk

    #Kids #Wwe #Bully

  • Paul Ryan looks like the car rental salesman who bullies you into getting full coverage.
    -- Damien Fahey

    #Car #Bully #Looks

  • Oasis were like the bullies I had to put up with at school.
    -- Damon Albarn

    #School #Oasis #Bully

  • Shouldn't homophobic politicians and anti-gay bullies be presumed to be gay until they get caught up in a straight sex scandal?
    -- Dan Savage

    #Sex #Gay #Bully

  • A bully can only make you feel bad about yourself if you let them.
    -- David Walliams

    #Bully #About Yourself #Feels

  • The business of the artist is not to escape from his material medium or bully it, but to serve it; but to serve it, he must love it. If he does so, he will realise that in its service is perfect freedom.
    -- Dorothy L. Sayers

    #Art #Perfect #Bully

  • A placated bully is a hand-fed bully.
    -- Edna Ferber

    #Bullying #Hands #Bully

  • Bullies are just frightened people.
    -- Elizabeth Strout

    #People #Bully #Frightened

  • I bully myself cause I make me do what I put my mind to.
    -- Eminem

    #Bully #Mind #Causes

  • I've realized that you become a bully if you are just watching someone get bullied and you don't say anything. Speak up!
    -- Emma Roberts

    #Bully #Say Anything #Speak

  • When I was 10, I beat up the school bully. His arms were in casts. That's what gave me the courage.
    -- Emo Philips

    #School #Bully #Arms

  • When we lose our individual independence in the corporateness of a mass movement, we find a new freedom — freedom to hate, bully, lie, torture, murder and betray without shame and remorse.
    -- Eric Hoffer

    #Hate #Lying #Bully

  • Go and don't come back, you can take the catmint. I have no quarrel with ThunderClan; I don't want to see cats suffer, whatever you might think. Just be careful you don't end up like a bully like your kin, Tigerstar.
    -- Erin Hunter

    #Cat #Thinking #Bully

  • Most bullies are the product of a stressful and often abusive home life. Next time a bully threatens or attacks you, just yell, 'Don't abuse me like your parents abuse you!' Then call children's services and tell them you saw this bully crying in the bathroom and you're worried about him. Bam! He just got moved to a foster home.
    -- Eugene Mirman

    #Children #Home #Bully

  • A true warrior can only serve others, not himself...When you become a mercenary, you're just a bully with a gun.
    -- Evan Wright

    #Warrior #Gun #Bully

  • I don't consider Americans bullies, but I do consider the American government bullying.
    -- George Michael

    #Bullying #Government #Bully

  • I do not want our children and grandchildren to live in a world where everyday they fear some regional strongman with weapons of mass destruction. We need to send a message to these future would-be bullies: you will not be allowed to threaten the world.
    -- George Voinovich

    #Children #Bully #Everyday

  • My father was a pedant and a bully who cared about nobody, and I was not to see him until I was eighteen.
    -- George Weinberg

    #Father #Bully #Pedants

  • There is something about the state putting the power to bully into the hands of subnormal, sadistic apes that makes my blood boil.
    -- Gore Vidal

    #Blood #Hands #Bully

  • When I perform on stage I become those male bullies, those dominators from my childhood. That's probably why it's so scary, because they scared me.
    -- Grace Jones

    #Scary #Childhood #Bully

  • You know with a bully you cannot let them slap you around, because they slap you around today, they slap you five or six times tomorrow. We are not going to be bullied.
    -- Harry Reid

    #Bully #Today #Six

  • You know, for years I used to read about myself. They'd say, 'He has a temper' or 'He's a bully' or something like that, and it always bothered me.
    -- Harvey Weinstein

    #Years #Bully #Used

  • When they kissed she immediately felt his tongue, tensed and strong, pushing past her teeth, like some bully shouldering his way into a room. Entering her.
    -- Ian Mcewan

    #Strong #Past #Bully

  • A bully's universe: US foreign policy operates upon the premise that American men and matériel should be capable of reaching and controlling all corners of the world.
    -- Ilana Mercer

    #Men #Bully #World

  • Humans are threatened by anything different, and their response is to fight. They're bullies, picking on the weak, cowering from the strong.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Strong #Fighting #Bully

  • I think President Obama has used the bully pulpit as a way to attack capitalism.
    -- Jeb Bush

    #Thinking #Usa #Bully

  • Greg starts a middle school and asks: Why is "bullies" such a big PROBLEM? And says people need to shave twice a day.
    -- Jeff Kinney

    #School #People #Bully

  • If you and I got on an airplane, you're going to L.A., Los Angeles, and I'm going to Senegal, we get there about the same time. The world is just that small. So a world that is so tightly bound by science and technology and now Internet and the web page, that world is too small for bullies. It has no room in that world for arrogance.
    -- Jesse Jackson

    #Airplane #Technology #Bully

  • Basil Fawlty was an easy character for me. For some reason, portraying a mean uptight incompetent bully comes naturally to me.
    -- John Cleese

    #Mean #Character #Bully

  • Don't everlastingly read messages into paintings - there's the Daisy - you don't rave over or read messages into it - you just look at that bully little flower - isn't that enough?
    -- John Marin

    #Flower #Bully #Looks

  • I was bullied as a kid, and I got a job on television. And I had a camera. And so I wanted to go after those business bullies. And I just have been following that instinct.
    -- John Stossel

    #Jobs #Kids #Bully

  • I never felt out of control. It was just the way I lived my life. I was the neighborhood bully.
    -- Johnny Ramone

    #Bully #Way #Neighborhood

  • It's always good to get the bully back one day.
    -- Jonny Gomes

    #Bully #One Day

  • As kids, there's somehow the fear that these bullies can end your life if they want to. Everything is blown up, and occasionally that kind of awful thing does happen.
    -- Jordan Peele

    #Kids #Bully #Doe

  • I was very fortunate and didn't personally encounter any bullies in school, however bullies exist in many ways in life.
    -- Josh Hutcherson

    #School #Bully #Encounters

  • Bullies are just ignorant.
    -- Josh Hutcherson

    #Bully #Ignorant

  • Planned Parenthood is a gigantic bully, using Komen as its own personal punching bag,
    -- Karen Handel

    #Bully #Bags #Punching

  • Punch after punch after punch. February is a mean bully. Nothing could be worse - except August.
    -- Katherine Paterson

    #Mean #August #Bully

  • A bully is fighting out of a need to dominate. And is usually unwilling to take the consequences.
    -- Keith Olbermann

    #Fighting #Bully #Needs

  • I call myself a FFP: former fat person, and when you're an FFP, you will always see in yourself what people used to bully you for.
    -- Kelly Osbourne

    #People #Bully #Used

  • When you're a young actor you like to go for characters with a bit of flair, so in many films I ended up playing the weirdos. I can assure you I'm not a psycho or a criminal or a bully.
    -- Kiefer Sutherland

    #Character #Bully #Criminals

  • Saf keeps a vast range of bullies on hand at all times.
    -- Kristin Cashore

    #Hands #Bully #Range

  • I know I can be bolshy and really unpleasant, and it always happens if I lose confidence in the people I'm working with. If I've got no confidence in what I'm doing and they don't provide me with some assurance that we're doing the right thing then I bully people. I'm a horrible bully.
    -- Kristin Scott Thomas

    #People #Bully #Horrible

  • So one predicts the future as much as one is cause. The future isn't a pattern laid out to abuse and bully you. The future is a beautiful playground that nobody happens to be combining. You talk about virgin territory - the most virgin territory there is, is the future. You can do anything you want with it. Nobody is doing anything with it.
    -- L. Ron Hubbard

    #Beautiful #Bully #Abuse

  • You can’t have a bully without a victim.
    -- Larry Winget

    #Bully #Victim

  • There's only one thing a bully respected: bigger bully.
    -- Lisa Kleypas

    #Bully #Bigger

  • Computers can bully us. A slow and unreliable system will bring even the toughest soul to their knees as they find themselves completely defenseless against the erratic whims of their rogue machine.
    -- Lou Ferrigno

    #Bully #Soul #Machines

  • If you let a bully come in your front yard, he'll be on your porch the next day and the day after that he'll rape your wife in your own bed.
    -- Lyndon B. Johnson

    #Wife #Bully #Bed

  • Jews, I know you're God's chosen people and the rest of us are just 'whatever', but when Israel behaves like a violent, psychopathic bully and someone mentions it, that doesn't make them anti-Semitic.
    -- Marcus Brigstocke

    #Israel #People #Bully

  • My former bullies pay extra to come backstage and meet me after shows, and I pretend not to know them in front of their friends. It is the most divine pleasure to exact the revenge of the brutalized child that resides within.
    -- Margaret Cho

    #Revenge #Children #Bully

  • weakness is a great bully without knowing it ...
    -- Margaret Deland

    #Knowing #Bully #Weakness

  • A bully is not reasonable - he is persuaded only by threats.
    -- Marie de France

    #Bullying #Bully #Threat

  • Not only our eternal salvation depends upon our willingness and capacity to forgive wrongs committed against us. Our joy and satisfaction in this life, and our true freedom, depend upon our doing so. When Christ bade us turn the other cheek, walk the second mile, give our cloak to him who takes our coat, was it to be chiefly out of consideration for the bully, the brute, the thief? Or was it to relieve the one aggrieved of the destructive burden that resentment and anger lay upon us?
    -- Marion D. Hanks

    #Giving #Bully #Joy

  • Kids aren't born to be bullies, they're taught to be bullies.
    -- Matt Bomer

    #Kids #Bully #Taught

  • I did bully somebody. I was insecure.
    -- Matt Lauria

    #Insecure #Bully

  • I know the problem of obesity. I got to tell you, I think that's tepid. I just don't think the bully pulpit is going to be enough to sufficiently fight obesity. We're going to have to have incentives in here.
    -- Max Baucus

    #Fighting #Thinking #Bully

  • Bill Cosby is a famous black guy who has a bully pulpit the size of the world; it's global. He puts his colossal foot on the vulnerable necks of poor people, and as a result of that, we don't have a balanced conversation.
    -- Michael Eric Dyson

    #Feet #People #Bully

  • To me, I definitely stand in the corner of wanting to give voice to the bullied, and not the bully.
    -- Mike White

    #Voice #Giving #Bully

  • A bully hides his fears with fake bravado. That is the opposite of self-assertiveness.
    -- Nathaniel Branden

    #Opposites #Self #Bully

  • It does, Tennyson, because there’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. There’s a fine line between being assertive and being a bully. And you’re on the wrong side of both lines.
    -- Neal Shusterman

    #Bully #Arrogance #Lines

  • Let me get you to understand I don't bully anybody. I stand up for what I believe in and I'm very honest and I always tell the truth. I'm not a liar, I'm not manipulative and I don't stab you in your back because I will stab you in your chest.
    -- NeNe Leakes

    #Liars #Believe #Bully

  • I know I'm not a bully and everybody has their opinions and that's fine with me.
    -- NeNe Leakes

    #Bully #Opinion #Fine

  • Bullies want to abuse you. Instead of allowing that, you can use them as your personal motivators. Power up and let the bully eat your dust.
    -- Nick Vujicic

    #Dust #Bully #Abuse

  • I was in three academic clubs, a huge book worm and the teacher's pet. I was kind of an easy target for bullies.
    -- Nicole Anderson

    #Teacher #Book #Bully

  • Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city.
    -- Oscar Wilde

    #Cities #Bully #Rugby

  • Ignoring is what you are supposed to do with bullies, so they get bored and leave you alone. But the problem in school is that they don't get bored, because whatever else there is to do is more boring still.
    -- Paul Murray

    #School #Bored #Bully

  • ... the scientist would maintain that knowledge in of itself is wholly good, and that there should be and are methods of dealing with misuses of knowledge by the ruffian or the bully other than by suppressing the knowledge.
    -- Percy Williams Bridgman

    #Science #Bully #Ruffian

  • You know, what we do know is that there is a high frequency of violence in the home of those who bully.
    -- Phil McGraw

    #Bullying #Home #Bully

  • Bullies are often people who are shy and can't make friends easily, so, as the theme of the movie 'A Bronx Tale' tells us, it is better to be feared if you can't be loved.
    -- Philip Zimbardo

    #People #Bully #Shy

  • Bullies may be the perpetrators of evil, but it is the evil of passivity of all those who know what is happening and never intervene that perpetuates such abuse.
    -- Philip Zimbardo

    #Evil #Bully #Abuse

  • I don't like bullies. No one has a right to take or to hurt just because they can.
    -- Pittacus Lore

    #Hurt #Bully

  • When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.
    -- River Phoenix

    #Kids #Vegetarianism #Bully

  • I had my bully, and it was excruciating. Not only the bully, but the intimidation I felt.
    -- Robert Cormier

    #Bully #Intimidation

  • Some mechanism in my sub-consciousness took the dominant characteristics of various prize-fighters, gunmen, bootleggers, oil field bullies, gamblers, and honest workmen I had come in contact with, and combining them all, produced the amalgamation I call Conan the Cimmerian.
    -- Robert E. Howard

    #Oil #Bully #Fields

  • The kid who is scared is the one the bullies go after. I used to get beat up pretty badly.
    -- Robert M. Pirsig

    #Kids #Bully #Scared

  • Show me the man who has enjoyed his schooldays and I will show you a bully and a bore.
    -- Robert Morley

    #School #Men #Bully

  • It is impossible to fight bullies merely by saying they're going too far.
    -- Robert Reich

    #Fighting #Bully #Impossible

  • Standing up to bullies is the hallmark of a civilized society.
    -- Robert Reich

    #Bully #Hallmark #Civilized

  • The vast majority of psychopaths, like an iceberg, are underwater, and like an iceberg, they are inert. They do nothing. They're just there. They torment their spouse by being unempathic, but they don't beat her or kill her. They bully coworkers, but they don't burn the office. They are not dramatic. They are pernicious. Most psychopaths are subtle. They are more like poison than a knife, and they are more like slow-working poison than cyanide.
    -- Sam Vaknin

    #Knives #Office #Bully