Terrible Sayings and Quotes

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

It's terrible to lose your brain and your power to be conscious or in the moment.     

Graham Shiels

Terrible is the temptation to be good.     

Bertolt Brecht

It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.     


Terrible times breed terrible things, my lord.     

George R. R. Martin

What a terrible thing it is to botch a farewell.     

Yann Martel

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.     

Helen Keller

What a terrible thing it is to lose one's mind...     

Dan Quayle

There is a terrible weight in all kinds of beauty     

Joyce Carol Oates

Two terrible behaviors don't make a good behavior.     

David Brooks

What terrible tragedies realism inflicts on people.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Terrible is the fight put up by the senses. Fight bravely! Conquer them you must.     

Swami Sivananda

It's a terrible waste to be happy and not notice it.     

Kurt Vonnegut

Everything terrible is something that needs our love.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind.     

William Shakespeare

Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.     

Thomas Carlyle

There are much more terrible things than physical injury.     

J. K. Rowling

How terrible it is to be woman...but only because of men.     

Ki Longfellow

It's terrible the way words get attached to you like barnacles.     

Michael Leunig

There is a terrible emptiness in me, an indifference that hurts.     

Albert Camus

The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it.     

Remy de Gourmont

He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible, only dehumanized.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

It's a terrible thing wishing that it can be someone else's tragedy.     

John Dyer

How terrible is wisdom, when it brings no profit to the man that's wise     


There is no more terrible fate for a comedian than to be taken seriously.     

Barry Humphries

It's a terrible thing to be lonesome, especially in the middle of a crowd.     

Marilyn Monroe

There are three terrible ages of childhood - 1 to 10, 10 to 20, and 20 to 30.     

Cleveland Amory

Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things- they save you.     

Chuck Palahniuk

Nothing is terrible except fear itself.     

Francis Bacon

The most terrible of all things is terror.     

William Rounseville Alger

We all make terrible mistakes in our lives.     

Scott Bradfield