Dirty Sayings and Quotes

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

If it's dirty, it's not funny, but if it's funny, it's not dirty     

Buddy Hackett

A dirty exterior is a great enemy to beauty of all descriptions.     

Mary Martha Sherwood

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.     


Even dirt glitters when the sun is shining upon it.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Under the pavement the dirt is dreaming of grass.     

Wendell Berry

Dirt makes a man look masculine. Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that. It's OK. All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat.     

Heddy Lamarr

We have the same dirt under our shoes as they do.     

Stacey Lee

Dirt has been shrewdly termed "misplaced material".     

Victor Hugo

Grow from the dirt that they left you in.     


Gold's father is dirt, yet it regards itself as noble.     

Yiddish Proverb

Six feet of dirt make all men equal.     

Charles Spurgeon

Delay and dirt are the realities of the most rewarding travel.     

Paul Theroux

Airing one's dirty linen never makes for a masterpiece.     

Francois Truffaut

Dirt is not dirt, but only something in the wrong place.     

Henry Temple 3rd Viscount Palmerston

No matter how dirty your past is, your future is still spotless.     


Play in the dirt because life is too short to always have a clean fingernails.     


People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.     


When you mix dirt with water, the dirt doesn't get clean. The water just gets dirty.     

Amanda Hocking

Where there is dirt there is system. Dirt is the byproduct of a systematic ordering and classification of matter.     

Mary Douglas

It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.     

C.S. Lewis

Dirt used to be a badge of honor. Dirt used to look like work. But we've scrubbed the dirt off the face of work and consequently we've created this suspicion of anything that's too dirty.     

Mike Rowe

Don't call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses.     

Aaron Hill

Money is a necessity; so is dirt.     

Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Even the most beautiful rose has been the through dirt.     


It is the dirt within men's hearts that is most offensive; the filth you cannot see.     

Jocelyn Murray

When you throw dirt, you lose ground.     

Texan Proverb

It is almost impossible to throw dirt on someone without getting a little on yourself     

Abigail Van Buren

Dirt is only matter out of place; and what is a blot on the escutcheon of the Common Law may be a jewel in the crown of the Social Republic.     

John Chipman Gray

It is not dirt but the fear of dirt which is the sign of man's degeneration, and it is dangerous to judge a man's physical and moral sanity by outside standards.     

Lin Yutang