Trash Sayings and Quotes

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


Trash has given us an appetite for art.     

Pauline Kael

To gain the treasure, you must leave the trash.     

Eric Samuel Timm

Sometimes if you talk trash, you end up taking out the garbage.     

Len Elmore

Trash is something you get rid of - or disease. I'm not something you get rid of.     

Lana Turner

When someone throws trash on you, shake it off, stomp on it, and use it to rise to the top!     

John Hagee

A bit of trash now and then is good for the severest reader. It provides the necessary roughage in the literary diet.     

Phyllis McGinley

The trash and litter of nature disappears into the ground with the passing of each year, but man's litter has more permanence.     

John Steinbeck

From the first, in people and in things, there is no such thing as trash. These words point to the fundamental truth of Buddhism, a truth I could not as yet conceive in those days.     

Soko Morinaga

When we lack etiquette, we trash things. We trash each other. We trash the environment. We lose sight of the value of things. We suffer alienation when our spirit is disconnected from our physical awareness.     

Frederick Lenz

You hang out with trash and you start to smell like garbage.     

Caroline Manzo

Do we hate paradise so much we need to make sure it becomes a trash heap?     

Patrick Ness

I guess if your heart's in the right place, the trash can go anywhere.     

Greg Gutfeld

I don't care how fancy you wrap trash, it's still trash.     

T. D. Jakes

It's called loitering, which is like littering with human beings as the trash.     

Neal Shusterman

Never trash-talk yourself or others. Stay curious. Speak your truth.     

Claudia Black

People don't want truth, they just want trash.     

Kola Boof

Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.     

Ray Bradbury

This is the dialectic - there is a very short distance between high art and trash, and trash that contains an element of craziness is by this very quality nearer to art.     

Douglas Sirk

You don't want to trash what you've done; that's your history.     

Pat Benatar

You can take the woman outta the trash, but you can't take the trash out a the woman.     

Charles De Lint

To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people's trash.     

Bill Nye

I'd just much rather see an ugly person take the trash out than see somebody really pretty taking the trash out.     

Amy Sedaris

When young, one is confident to be able to build palaces for mankind, but when the time comes one has one's hands full just to be able to remove their trash.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Smart people often talk trash about happiness and worse than trash about books on happiness, and they have been doing so for centuries - just as long as other people have been pursuing happiness and writing books about it.     

Amy Bloom

Recycling is a good thing to do. It makes people feel good to do it. The thing I want to emphasize is the vast difference between recycling for the purpose of feeling good and recycling for the purpose of solving the trash problem.     

Barry Commoner

Why will friends publish all the trash they can scrape together of celebrated people?     

Maria Edgeworth

Lovely flowers have been known to grow out of trash heaps.     

Elizabeth Kata

Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.     

Pauline Kael

Cheating on a good woman is like choosing trash over treasure.     

Audrey Hepburn

With too little judgement, we get trash. With too much judgement, we get blockage.     

Stephen Nachmanovitch