Crabby Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old crabby quotes, crabby sayings, and crabby proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Idleness makes people feeble and peevish. Work makes them stalwart and prone to anger.

Mason Cooley

The worst families are those in which the members never really speak their minds to one another; they maintain an atmosphere of unreality, and every one always lives in an atmosphere of suppressed ill-feeling. It is the same with nations.

Walter Bagehot

Man delights not me.     

William Shakespeare

Righteous indignation: your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others.     

Elbert Hubbard

If your day is full of little mean, dark thoughts, is it any wonder you feel crabby? Maybe it's because you let your mind run wild like a dog putting its nose into garbage everywhere.     

Barbara De Angelis

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.     

Don Herold

There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.     

Agnes Repplier

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

Rumi

It is very important to understand why those annoying people annoy you and then figure out where that fits into your world.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

When the going gets tough, the tough refuse to talk about it and insist on running away to stew in their own crabby insecurities.     

Darynda Jones

The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.     

Henry Ward Beecher

People say that if you're still angry at 52, you're not an angry young man, just a grumpy old git.

Paul Weller

When you don't manage your life well, you become angry and frustrated as things don't go as intended, and our bad mood is a sign showing we were not able to resolve the conflict.

Jorge Bucay

The best of men have ever loved repose: They hate to mingle in the filthy fray; Where the soul sours, and gradual rancour grows, Imbitter'd more from peevish day to day.     

James Thomson

There is no more irritating fellow than the man who tries to settle an argument about communism, or justice, or liberty, by quoting from Webster.

Mortimer Adler

Worried about being a dull fellow? You might develop your talent for being irritating.      

Mason Cooley

But hard bitten cynicism leaves one feeling peevish, and too much of it can do lasting damage to your heart.

Julie Powell

I'm old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do, I'd tell them where to put it.      

Dolly Parton

Feeling irritated, restless, afraid, and hopeless is a reminder to listen more carefully.     

Pema Chodron

Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgements of one another.

Desiderius Erasmus

Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek. You can't see it, you can't find it with your fingers, but you keep brushing at it because the feel of it is irritating.      

Marian Anderson

Irritation is a great source of energy and creativity.     

Anita Roddick

I will stop being so irritable when people stop being so irritating.     

Anonymous

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.     

Alfred Adler

Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.

Bill Watterson

Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly while he's overcharging you.     

Kin Hubbard

The crabby little girls of today are the crabby old women of tomorrow!

Charles M. Schulz