Toxic Sayings and Quotes

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

Fame for fame's sake is toxic - some people want that, with no boundaries. It's unhealthy.     

Annie Lennox

Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain.     

Elizabeth Bowen

Toxic remnants of war represent a profound challenge for the protection of public health and the restoration of the environment in countries affected by conflict.     

Widad Akrawi

Toxic masculinity hurts men, but there's a big difference between women dealing with the constant threat of being raped, beaten, and killed by the men in their lives, and men not being able to cry.     

Robert Jensen

Men and the world are mutually toxic to each other.     

Philip K. Dick

Even the most beautiful things can be toxic.     

Jodi Picoult

Some people are doomed from birth because their environment is so toxic.     

Charlie LeDuff

Materialism is toxic to happiness, and we are losing our connection to the natural world.     

James Gustave Speth

Even if toxic people are right about what is "good," they are wrong if the approach is not healthy.     

John Lewis Lund

Instead of exposures to toxic materials and mechanical dangers, we are discovering the toxicity of social circumstances and patterns of social organization.     

Richard G. Wilkinson

Everything is toxic. That's the point. You can't avoid toxins. Thinking you can is just another symptom of the toxic overload stage.     

Jane Smiley

Learning your lesson from a mistake is healthy, but living forever in the emotions of your past mistakes is toxic and debilitating.     

Bryant McGill

There are two types of relationships: nourishing and toxic. Do not keep the toxic. What interaction does light have with darkness? None!     

Les Brown

Don't associate yourself with toxic people. It's better to be alone and love yourself than surrounded by people that make you hate yourself.     

Robin Williams

Worry is thinking that has turned toxic. It is jarring music that goes round and round and never comes to either climax or conclusion.     

Harold Bridgwood Walker

Sometimes toxic people are so resistant to change that therapy does not really help them - but they send everybody else into therapy to find ways to cope.     

Amy Dickinson

There's nothing more toxic and demoralizing than having to work in a work environment where a bully or stealth harasser gets to threaten, haze, feast, overpower, and exist daily.     

Ty Howard

The toxic residue of humanity - you have to guard yourself, guard that sensitivity even more heavily because otherwise you can pick up so many pollutants that you'll become more toxic.     

Frederick Lenz

A negative and toxic person never feels teased with the genuine presence of the pretenders in his network and he always feels pleased with the absence of the genuine leader in his circle.     


Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.     

John Mark Green

Pay no attention to toxic words. What people say is often a reflection of themselves, not you.     

Christian Baloga

As you remove toxic people from your life, you free up space and emotional energy for positive, healthy relationships.     

John Mark Green

Don't let toxic people sabotage your happiness, ruin your positive attitude, contaminate your mind or destroy your self-confidence. Instead, surround yourself with generous, positive, and nurturing people who will lift you up.     

Farshad Asl

Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate.     

Mandy Hale

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.     

Travis Bradberry

Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.     

Robert Tew

There's nothing more toxic or deadly than a human child. A single touch could kill you.     

James Coburn

Could it be that toxic mimics are toxic because they ignore responsibility, they ignore relationship, they ignore presence, they substitute control for fluidity and choice?     

Ward Churchill

Who has time for toxic relationships? If someone isn't honoring your feelings, it's not a real relationship. If you feel drained after spending time with someone, that's a red flag!     

Doreen Virtue

A toxic person kills, and by kills I mean totally destroys teamwork.