Crude Sayings and Quotes

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


Even today a crude sort of persecution is all that is required to create an honorable name for any sect, no matter how indifferent in itself.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger.

Edward Abbey

Even the crudest, most derivative novel is an expression of the author's hopes and fears and ideas about good and evil.     

Steven Saylor

A crude mind could easily think: something is valid, therefore it is true.

Johan Huizinga

Crude absurdities, trivial nonsense, and sublime truths are equally potent in readying people for self-sacrifice if they are accepted as the sole, eternal truth.     

Eric Hoffer

The crude real will not by itself yield truth.     

Robert Bresson

In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.     

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of the organized life.     

George Bernard Shaw

The crude product of nature, the object fashioned by the industry of man, acquire their reality, their identity, only to the extent of their participation in a transcendent reality.     

Mircea Eliade

Crude men who feel themselves insulted tend to assess the degree of insult as high as possible, and talk about the offense in greatly exaggerated language, only so they can revel to their heart's content in the aroused feelings of hatred and revenge.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Expression and thought are inextricably linked: crude language permits only crude thinking.

Sarah Churchwell






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