Annoying People Sayings and Quotes

All humans have quirks, although some are more tolerable than others. Those who have worked in customer service are familiar with the challenges of working with the public, fielding an onslaught of annoyances. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and humorous quotes about annoying people.

Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.     

Isaac Asimov

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

Don Herold

I know nothing more annoying when people I don't know jump to conclusions on my person based on nothing but gossip or speculation.     

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Most people are full of themselves and speak only the obnoxiously superficial, in other words they're annoying as hell.     

Novala Takemoto

Don't invite annoying people into your life, and set ground rules for the ones you inherited.     

Alan Robert Neal

Some people just don't get that I'll rather talk to a wall than them.     

Francine Chiar

It's not annoying if only a couple of people come up. If a bunch of them crowd around me, it's annoying.     

Brian Bonsall

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.     

George Bernard Shaw

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

Mason Cooley

In some cases, I quite like irritating people who need to be irritated.     

Robert Smith

Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it's a brighter day.     


I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that.     

Tom Lehrer

I like to call everyone that I find slightly annoying a 'sociopath.'     

Bo Burnham

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

Kin Hubbard

Being natural is one of the most irritating poses I know in people.     

Alexander Theroux

I don't hate you, you're just the most annoying person in my life.     

Rebecca Sparrow

Some people have so little going on in their lives, they would rather discuss yours.     

Rashida Rowe

The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us who do.     

Harold Coffin

Unless your name is GOOGLE, Don`t act as if you know everything.     


I think people who lack humility are really annoying.     

Emily Vancamp

People who annoy people; they are the luckiest people in the world.     

Howie Mandel

I don't like boys. They're kind of annoying.     

Michelle Wie

I hate when someone wants to ask me a question, I ask them what it is, then they're like 'nevermind'.     

Bob Bobby

I find impressionists slightly annoying, really.     

Steve Coogan

Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes

There is no use whatsoever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb himself.     

Andrew Carnegie

Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.     

Will Smith

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.     

Dave Barry

It is really irritating to work with irritating people.     

Joshua Ferris

Annoying people with no class at all should stay far away from computers!     

Vianka Van Bokkem

Do you ever think about / What a lovely place the world would be / Without all the people / That make life so unpleasant? / All the small, petty people / All the ugly, annoying people / It's hard not to think about it     

Boyd Rice

I like to think about / What could be / Done to these people / Something cruel / Something mean / Something just / But the meaner the better / Goodness knows they deserve it     

Boyd Rice

I’m sick and tired / I’m young but I feel older / Someone come help with this weight that’s on my shoulder / I’m in this together but I am still a loner / Saying why in the world are you people so annoying?     

Maxwell Joseph Bordelon

They're no reason to get dressed / You should leave your disguise and free your mind / People are annoying, I spent my entire life fancy.     

Fanny Emmanuelle Bouland

People are like songs, it's true / Some seem dull at first but then they grow on you / Me, I'm like can't get you out of my head / Annoying at times, but I make you wanna dance     

Andreas Per Mattson

Women are more irritable than men, probably because men are more irritating.     

Evan Esar

An alcoholic is constantly irritating his family because he is constantly irritating himself.     

Evan Esar

A successful politician is one who knows how to get into the public eye without irritating it.     

Evan Esar

It is always easier to love the weak than the strong: the strong do not need our love, and instinctively we look for flaws in their irritating perfection: every statue is a provocation.     

John Little

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.     

Herm Albright

What a distressing contrast is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.     

Sigmund Freud

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.     

Rita Rudner

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.      

Edward W. Howe

I like long walks especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.     

Fred Allen

Lots of people know what to do but few people actually do what they know.     

James Frey

There are many people educated, people with great ideas, people with skills that don't take action from time to time, and that is a waste.     

James Frey

People say New Yorkers can't get along. Not True. I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers, sharing a cab. One guy took the tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine.      

David Letterman

Would you touch a nettle without being stung by it? take hold of it stoutly. Do the same to other annoyances, and hardly will anything annoy you.     

Augustus William Hare

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.     

Oscar Wilde

Man never know what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, he wants to reestablish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys.     


Disappointment are part of life; we can't always have our own way, and we need to learn to separate what is significant from what is merely annoying. Only in heaven will we be free of all.     

Billy Graham

To accept people, we need to see what they can be.     

Steve Supple

If you believe 'nobody loves me', it'll be satisfied by everyone who doesn't like you, and then by those who do that you then successfully manage to annoy, so they decide to exit your life.     

Stephen Harrison

A consultant is a person who takes your money and annoys your employees while tirelessly searching for the best way to extend the consulting contract.     

Scott Adams

Everything you do irritates me. And when you're not here, the things I know you're gonna do when you come back in irritate me.     

Neil Simon

Why are husbands like laxatives? They irritate the crap out of you.     

Hugh Payne

You are a very irritating person, and very ill-bred.     

Tweed Conrad

I hate people who talk about themselves, as you do, when one wants to talk about oneself, as I do. It is what I call selfishness.     

Tweed Conrad

The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it.     

Milan Kundera

There was nobody in my vicinity to confuse and annoy me in my course, and so I had to be original.     

Eliza Haywood

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.     

Maya Angelou

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.     

Ray Goforth

An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like barred gates of a citadel. - Proverbs 18:19     

Holy Bible

Most drivers are irritated by people who make decisions too slowly or people who socialize too much.      

Bob Phillips

Analyticals are most irritated by people who make rash decisions or people who are too pushy.     

Bob Phillips

Amiables are usually irritated by people who are too pushy.     

Bob Phillips

Expressives are most irritated by people who make decisions too slowly.     

Bob Phillips

The strengths of the annoying people in you life can complement your weaknesses, if you will allow them to.     

Bob Phillips

If I just take in and release my breath and clear my mind, the person who is annoying me isn't that difficult after all.      

Marcia Reynolds

We try to cope by avoiding that bad manager or getting that stubborn, annoying person off the team.     

Annie McKee