Humiliated Quotes

Humiliated Quotes by Judith Butler, Christopher Monckton, Moon Unit Zappa, J. K. Rowling, Allison Janney, Jean Genet and many others.

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War begets war. It produces outraged and humiliated and furious people. That is almost invariably the case.
Judith Butler
The House Democrats don’t want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face. They are cowards.
Christopher Monckton
I should just drive around this city and take photos of all the buildings I’ve been humiliated in.
Moon Unit Zappa
The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as Fats could see, was being ashamed of what they were; lying about it, trying to be somebody else.
J. K. Rowling
I’m a big girl, but I have a delicate constitution emotionally. If I’ve been humiliated in some audition, I just cry all the way home and think, ‘Oh my God, I suck.’
Allison Janney
A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
Jean Genet
Actors have to protect each other in a way. The idea of humiliating another actor or being humiliated myself is devastating.
Nicole Kidman
When you take a director off a project, that makes a person feel humiliated because everyone knows it. But we’re responsible because we put them in that position.
Edwin Catmull
What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless mental illness? That diagnosis does you in; that, and the humiliation of being there. I mean, the indignity you’re subjected to. My God.
Kate Millett
The late PrГ©sident de Montesquieu told me that he knew how to be blind–he had been so for such a long time–but I swear that I do not know how to be deaf: I cannot get used to it, and I am as humiliated and distressed by it today as I was during the first week. No philosophy in the world can palliate deafness.
Lord Chesterfield
Dumped? Fired? Scorned? Humiliated? Totally pissed off? If so, I’ve got great news! You might be on your way to living your best life ever – if you consciously choose to channel this pain into fuel – and use it to motivate yourself to become your highest potential self!
Karen Salmansohn
We boast about Pakistan. We say Pakistan is this and that. But when you go out of the country and the way we are checked, I can’t tell you. I feel so humiliated the way I am frisked.
Saba Qamar
At times, here at Milan, I have felt humiliated.
Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
John Guare
Golf has humbled, humiliated, and just about licked all the great athletes who tried it.
Earl Blaik
The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it’s a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil.
Alain de Botton
Through adopting radical extremism, some young men who previously felt humiliated and emasculated by their peers can now feel powerful and intimidating – and gain status, attention from young women, and the comradeship and solidarity of other young men like themselves.
Deeyah Khan
How is it possible for me to be so miserable and embarrassed and humiliated and beaten an function still talk and smile and concentrate?
Beatrice Sparks
I remember one day, Ekta Kapoor came to the set and scolded me that you don’t know how to act, why did we cast you’? She asked me to stay on the set till I learnt the technique of correct dialogue delivery. At that time I felt very humiliated.
Madhura Naik
Confronting this regime and opposing Zionists are a national duty, as well as religious and Islamic duty, and a human duty. Even the people of Europe and America despise the Zionists. They hate them. They feel humiliated by the Zionists, who are a burden on them.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Know that humiliation does not weaken you, it strengthens you. The more egoistic you are, the more humiliation you feel. When you are childlike and have a greater sense of kinship, you do not feel humiliated. When you are steeped in love with the Existence, with the Divine, nothing whatsoever can humiliate you.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Every hour I spent on manual work, every hour I was humiliated in England or degraded has helped me because that’s the same way other people feel in the townships here. People are still walking long distances and are working long hours.
Michael Sata
One of the things it channelled in me was that experience that I’d had of wearing a big red leather thing on my upper torso in Daredevil with a mask I couldn’t see through and an outfit that completely inhibited movement, feeling humiliated and like a fool. I just recalled that.
Ben Affleck
When I went to jail, reality hit so hard that it took my breath away, took my stance away, took my strength away. I was there buck naked, humiliated, sitting in my own crap and urine – this is a metaphor. My ego had run off. Your ego is the biggest coward.
Tim Allen
It’s like, whether or not you’re humiliated or embarrassed or you do well is contingent on the choices that you make in your work. So that is a lot of pressure to be like, ‘Oh no, am I doing the right thing? Am I doing something cool? Am I doing something bad?’
Patti Harrison
Fox is Trump’s safe space. It’s where he’s not going to be humiliated, where he’s not going to hear uncomfortable truths.
Brian Stelter
The moment our dignity is undermined, we get up in arms and want to see our dignity restored – especially if we are humiliated.
Desmond Tutu
Yeah, I was a delinquent. It was when I was in the ninth grade. I was doing stupid stuff, and the cops came into the class. I was humiliated more than anything.
Dwayne Johnson
What does a woman feel when she is hit? My mother slapped me when I was a child – on two occasions, to the point of pure hysteria; I never liked it. Those who are humiliated in such a way learn to disintegrate – that is, they become once removed from pain. This is the most direct route to psychic ruin.
Antonella Gambotto-Burke
Every situation of justice is an occasion where someone is being humiliated and they want to restore their dignity.
Desmond Tutu
The criminals will be humiliated… To hurt the enemy more, raise the level of your attacks.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition… always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.
Roland Barthes
I stand up for what I believe. I don’t know if it’s always paid off for me, because I’ve been ridiculed and humiliated.
Kevin Costner
Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimidating, those who are humiliated will impose humiliation, and those whose souls are murdered will murder.
Alice Miller
I can look back at things I’ve done and said and worn and be completely humiliated by them, but I can never say it wasn’t me. I feel really honored to say that.
Debby Ryan
Humility is born of the spirit, humiliation of the ego.
Alan Cohen
If a group of people feels that it has been humiliated and that its honour has been trampled underfoot, it will want to express its identity and this expression of an identity will take different shapes and forms.
Abdolkarim Soroush
Since becoming President, I have come to know that the finest of Americans we have abroad today are the missionaries of the cross. I am humiliated that I am not finding this out until this late day the worth of foreign missions and the nobility of the missionaries.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are so many low points with stand-up. You are perpetually humiliated, so it doesn’t really matter anymore. I don’t have any dignity left to lose. An audience can’t hurt you anymore when you’ve been completely dismantled.
John Oliver
The boys in junior high get really lewd and say outrageous stuff to the girls. If somebody yelled the stuff at me that I’ve heard at junior high schools I’ve visited, I’d be scared and humiliated.
Catherine Hardwicke
I parted ways with the Congress, a party that I served for so many years, because its leadership constantly humiliated me by ignoring my talent both as a leader and an administrator.
Satpal Maharaj
And financial problems are exactly the same thing. You’re humiliated. You’re ashamed. You’re embarrassed about telling anyone that you are suffering financial difficulties.
Neal Gabler
I had my moments of being humiliated, and then I had moments of doing something humiliating. I’m glad I lived out both roles.
Adam Sandler
When I was 13, I was in my tent at Girl Scout camp, trying to change out of my bathing suit and talking at the same time. I fell out of the tent in front of everyone with my bathing suit around my ankles. I was humiliated – but no amount of humiliation has ever seemed to stop me.
Casey Wilson
How can a country that is impoverished, humiliated and beaten defend its national interests?
Ivica Dacic
Many voted in 2008 with the desire to see racism and racists humiliated by having a qualified black man elected president.
Douglas Wilder
The elements were “seeking” each other in rage and confusion, and in the fury of the conflict boastful man was utterly humiliated, sucked down, drowned.
Elizabeth Goudge
Personal growth can be painful, because it can make us feel ashamed and humiliated to face our own darkness. But our spiritual goal is the journey out of fear-based, painful mental habit patterns, to those of love and peace.
Marianne Williamson
Houses of evil similarity appeared like rows of disciplined, humiliated orphans.
Elizabeth Hardwick
I have a natural resistance to being humiliated.
Tom Conti
In ‘Maheshinte…’ fight is the central aspect of the story – a man who is assaulted physically in front of his own townsfolk and how he fails miserably. Humiliated, fighting back his honor becomes the sole reason behind his existence.
Dileesh Pothan
I appeal to you as a soldier to spare me the humiliation of seeing my regiment march to meet the enemy and I not share its dangers.
George Armstrong Custer
Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.
Saint Patrick
Most men fear getting laughed at or humiliated by a romantic prospect while most women fear rape and death.
Gavin de Becker
Because no matter how much money we spend there [in Iraq], as long as the people there see this money as… as assistance that is unwelcome, as long as they continue to be humiliated in their own country by us… I mean, the future looked bleak, and the future after that was in fact very bleak.
Yaroslav Trofimov
One who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.
Immanuel Kant
I know what it’s like to be humiliated.
Tyrann Mathieu
I grew up among strong women so I know what it’s like to be loved and humiliated in a heartbeat.
Chris O’Dowd
Confronted by a skilled examiner, Trump would melt down in minutes. He’d be humiliated, and he knows it – which is why he’s too terrified to give testimony under oath, and why it won’t happen.
George T. Conway III
Common courtesy plays a big role in happy marriages. People who are permanently married are polite to one another. They don’t want to hurt one another’s feelings, and they don’t try to make the other one feel humiliated. People who are married for life are extremely kind to one another.
Frank Pittman
Greece is not a country that can be humiliated. It is a matter of finding an intersection between the reasonable elements of both sides [EU and Greece] which has to be done.
Jean-Claude Juncker
I’ve never had a crazy online relationship that’s left me vulnerable and embarrassed and humiliated.
Max Joseph
Before Israel dies, it must be humiliated and degraded. Allah willing, before they die, they will experience humiliation and degradation every day.
Khaled Mashal
Jesus , in some respects, was an anarchist, for he had no idea of civil government . That government seems to him purely and simply an abuse. A great social revolution, in which rank will be overturned, in which all authority in this world will be humiliated, was his dream .
Ernest Renan
Then we understand that rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love. Those who find no rest in God or in history are condemned to live for those who, like themselves, cannot live; in fact, for the humiliated.
Albert Camus
Mussolini is quite humiliated because our troops have not moved a step forward. Even today they have not succeeded in advancing and have halted in front of the first French fortification which put up some resistance.
Galeazzo Ciano
Now I feel like whatever I do, no one can hurt me. I cannot be violated, I cannot be humiliated, I cannot be disregarded, I cannot be disrespected.
Fiona Apple
My dad looked like Errol Flynn, and I think my mom thought she was moving into a hacienda, but they lived on a dirt street in Tijuana, a house jammed with relatives, nobody speaking English. She didn’t know a word of Spanish. She grew up well and was appalled and humiliated, terrified of anyone ethnic.
Luis Alberto Urrea
For many people, the family is portrayed as the settled place of reasonable safety, but as anyone who has read ‘The God of Small Things’ would know, for me it was a dangerous place. I felt humiliated in that space. I wanted to get away as soon as I could.
Arundhati Roy
There is nothing more dangerous than a humiliated man.
Nelson Mandela
Poetry has never been written with the intention of making young people irritated, bored, anxious or humiliated, and yet the consequence of the test and exam system often does just that.
Michael Rosen
I was so humiliated, hurt, spurned, offended, angry, sorry–I cannot hit upon the right name for the smart–God knows what its name was–that tears started to my eyes.
Charles Dickens
I know what it’s like to be threatened. I know what it’s like to be humiliated and targeted.
Shaun King
We are still barely conscious of how harmful it is to treat children in a degrading manner. Treating them with respect and recognizing the consequences of their being humiliated are by no means intellectual matters; otherwise, their importance would long since have been generally recognized.
Alice Miller
The days of humiliation, of second-class citizens and of inequality are over and gone forever.
Gerry Adams
How I feel is cheap and used, dirty and humiliated. Dirty and tricked and thrown away.
Chuck Palahniuk
There is a lovely root to the word humiliation – from the latin word humus, meaning soil or ground. When we are humiliated, we are in effect returning to the ground of our being.
David Whyte
I learned acting by doing it. And although I had never taken an acting class, it didn’t take long to learn how to be on the stage. All you have to do is to be humiliated in front of an audience a few times. If you don’t like being humiliated publicly, you learn how to act.
Ron Vawter
I grew to understand or really grasp a sense of what the power of being humble is – that becomes a practice. Otherwise you’ll be crushed by your fear of being humiliated. It’ll control you the rest of your life. I really understood that. I haven’t mastered it, I haven’t come close to it.
Caroline Myss
I think evil is our collective shadow. Each one of us has a tendency for the diabolical. If I put you in inhumane conditions, if you’re not educated, if you’re extremely poor, if you’re humiliated, then as a child if you suffer abuse, then you will manifest even when you grow up.
Deepak Chopra
I guess that’s what I was: a set of abs. And they lit the abs and shot the abs and sent the abs on their way. The photographer didn’t look at my face once. I was humiliated.
Michael Bergin
I don’t feel ashamed or humiliated when I am naked, but I definitely feel it when I am playing games.
Stellan Skarsgard
A nation that combines the America predilection towards violence, the American stockpile of weapons and the American lack of empathy for the earth’s humiliated peoples is a dangerous nation.
Vincent Harding
You mustn’t compromise your principles, but you mustn’t humiliate the opposition. No one is more dangerous than one who is humiliated.
Nelson Mandela
We’ve seen each other fight like heck, and seen each other absolutely humiliated…and we’ve ever held hands….but we still don’t know each others names.
Although Dorothy in Blue Velvet was humiliated and hurt by men, basically I could react to how she felt.
Isabella Rossellini
Wound me . . . I can only feed on my humiliated blood.
Edmond Jabes
I know what it’s like to feel marginalized and defeated and humiliated by suffering from a mental illness.
Margaret Trudeau
We shall convince France and the world, that we are not a degraded people, humiliated under a colonial spirit of fear and a sense of inferiority, fitted to be the miserable instruments of foreign influence, and regardless of national honor, character, and interest.
John Adams
The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.
Kevin Drum
He laughed. “I know you’re teasing me. And you should know I’m not easily humiliated. You may hunt for my food, and pound me every time we fight, and protect me when we’re attacked, if you like. I’ll thank you for it.
Kristin Cashore
Andrew hated to see her humiliated and pathetic like this; but he half hated her too for landing herself in it, when any idiot could have seen.
J. K. Rowling
By threatening war against Iran, Iraq and North Korea in his now-famous “Axis of Evil” address, the president painted himself into a corner. Either Bush now goes to war against one of these regimes, or he will be humiliated and exposed as a bellicose bluff.
Pat Buchanan
In the West, people demonize Putin. They do not understand that there is a collective Putin, consisting of some millions of people who do not want to be humiliated by the West. There is a little piece of Putin in everyone.
Svetlana Alexievich
Women are builders of civil society. We are the ones who are going to build it. You know why? We have no choice. Either you shut up, and you are humiliated, or you do what I’m doing. You scream.
Fatema Mernissi
I don’t want to hurt people’s feelings if I can help it. I don’t want anyone unnecessarily humiliated, but I say whatever stands between you and justice must give way; and if you have to walk over reputations — and if they become pavement you cannot help it.
Robert Green Ingersoll
The worst defect in the world would be to consider yourself free from faults. Being too greatly saddened by one’s faults can come from having one’s pride humiliated.
Rose Philippine Duchesne
I have yet to see a serious act of violence that was not provoked by the experience of feeling shamed and humiliated, disrespected and ridiculed, and that did not represent the attempt to prevent or undo this ‘loss of face’—no matter how severe the punishment, even if it includes death.
James Gilligan
It frightened people when you were honest; it shocked them.
J. K. Rowling
I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death, I don’t want to die humiliated or deceived.
Osama bin Laden
The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.
E. W. Howe
Humiliation is a vast country of imprecise boundaries. If you think you’re there, you are. The neurotic rule: when in doubt, go ahead and feel humiliated.
Mignon McLaughlin
Jason felt humiliated and frustrated. Rejected by a rock.
Cinda Williams Chima
The proclamation of the Gospel remains the primary service that the Church owes to humanity, to offer the salvation of Christ to the man of our time, who is in many ways humiliated and oppressed, and to orientate in a Christian way cultural, social, and ethical transformations that are unfolding in the world.
Pope Benedict XVI
Every day online, people, especially young people who are not developmentally equipped to handle this, are so abused and humiliated that they can’t imagine living to the next day, and some tragically don’t. And there’s nothing virtual about that.
Monica Denise Brown
To see an enemy humiliated gives a certain contentment, but this is jejune compared with the highly blent satisfaction of seeing him humiliated by your benevolent action or concession on his behalf. That is the sort of revenge which falls into the scale of virtue.
George Eliot
Great artists are the ones who have put their entire selves out there to be adored, humiliated, to be picked at, cherished, all of those things, and haven’t shied away from that.
Carmen Ejogo
You will be a poet because you will always be humiliated.
W. H. Auden
Mosquito […] had asked Ear to marry him, whereupon Ear fell on the floor in uncontrollable laughter. “How much longer do you think you will live?” she asked. “You are already a skeleton.” Mosquito went away humiliated, and any time he passed her way he told Ear that he was still alive.
Chinua Achebe
There are so many highly esteemed ones who became miserable and humiliated just because of their bad temper and morals; and humble people who have attained eminence and the highest honors because of good temper and morals.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
I was not popular in school, and I was definitely not a ladies’ man. And I had a very painful adolescence, because it was all very strange to me. It wasn’t like I got beat up, but the humiliation and isolation, and the existential ‘God, I exist, and nobody cares’ of being a teenager were extremely pronounced for me.
Joss Whedon
Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Men, permitted to put words (and other things) in women’s mouths, create scenes in which women desperately want to be bound, battered, tortured, humiliated, and killed.
Catharine MacKinnon
And so they played some of the world’s loveliest piano music – the exiled homesick girl, the humiliated, tired old man. Not properly. Better than that.
Eva Ibbotson
Many of those who are humiliated are not humble. Some react to humiliation with anger, others with patience, and others with freedom. The first are culpable, the next harmless, the last just.
Bernard of Clairvaux
I have no ego, I’ll make fun of myself, and I’ll make fun of being humiliated. I get it.
Selma Blair
It is precisely those members of Congress who have had the most to do with creating the risks that led to the current economic crisis who are making the most noise against others, and summoning people before their committee to be browbeaten and humiliated on nationwide television.
Thomas Sowell
People derived too much pleasure from seeing their fellow man morally humiliated to spoil that pleasure by hearing out an explanation.
Milan Kundera
Crows,” Maximus breathed. “Was that who I think it was?” “Phrygiar Navaris,” Tavi said, nodding. “What was she doing here?” Max asked. “Getting humiliated, mostly. Especially there at the end.
Jim Butcher
If you knew the true value of yourself, you will never allow yourself to be humiliated by committing sins.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
After the crash happened, I was so humiliated and embarrassed. I thought of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, that they must hate me.
Tracey Gold
Steve Bannon, you know, discovered that there’s nothing more powerful than a humiliated man.
Christopher Wylie
The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.
Ted Hughes
The Democrats are giving aid and comfort to the enemy for no purpose other than giving aid and comfort to the enemy. There is no plausible explanation for the Democrats’ behavior other than that they long to see U.S. troops shot, humiliated, and driven from the field of battle.
Ann Coulter
I can’t understand why people so readily put themselves up to be humiliated.
Penelope Wilton
I would be humiliated if I found out that anything I did actually became a commercial success.
Lydia Lunch
​Courage is a virtue appreciated in a male but considered a defect in our gender. Bold women are a threat to a world that is badly out of balance, in favor of men.
Isabel Allende
Tesla has humiliated established carmakers with its brilliant vision. But Detroit, Turin, Stuttgart, and so on have understood scale as well as capital allocation for decades. Such gargantuan tasks could yet humiliate Tesla.
Adam Lashinsky
People really do like seeing their best friends humiliated; a large part of the friendship is based on humiliation; and that is an old truth,well known to all intelligent people.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
We are all humiliated by the sudden discovery of a fact which has existed very comfortably and perhaps been staring at us in private while we have been making up our world entirely without it.
George Eliot
More than once I have been humiliated by my resemblance to God the father; He is always longing for the love of His children and trying to get it on the cheapest and laziest terms He can invent.
Mark Twain
[W]hen the coyote falls, he gets up and brushes himself off; it’s preservation of dignity. He’s humiliated, and it worries him when he ends up looking like an accordion. A coyote isn’t much, but it’s better than being an accordion.
Chuck Jones
Anything my dad says about what I say about him, I can remind him of ten examples where he publicly humiliated me. We’re really close. The culture of mickey-taking is well established in my family.
Greg Davies
I don’t ever want to humiliate a human being, and I don’t want the fear of being humiliated to participate in my thoughts.
Caroline Myss
Early withdrawal from Iraq would result in unarguably, defeat and humiliation for the United States. There’s no question. We would be defeated by definition. We would be humiliated in that defeat.
Howard Dean
like a kid kicked out of class. humiliated and free.
Janet Fitch
I’ve put up with more humiliation than I care to remember.
B. B. King
Donald Trump isn’t really running for president, come on! This is obviously a new reality show, Celebrity Presidential Apprentice. It ends with the incompetent celebrity being berated, humiliated, then unceremoniously fired.
Michael R. Burch
Britain’s unique success as an industrialised nation-state prompted strong imitative endeavours not only across Europe, but also in Asia. Now many people, who were once humiliated into a sense of nationality by British rule, loom larger than their former masters.
Pankaj Mishra
Always remember, my good friends, that there is one sin we must never commit and it is to humiliate another person or to allow another person to be humiliated in our presence without us screaming and shouting and protesting.
Elie Wiesel
Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you… yet, someone survived… You can do anything you choose to do.
Maya Angelou
It’s difficult to admit to ourselves that we suffer. We feel humiliated, like we should have been able to control our pain. If someone else is suffering, we like to tuck them away, out of sight. It’s a cruel, cruel conditioning. There is no controlling the unfolding of life.
Sharon Salzberg
The draw by stalemate looks like a spot of discontinuity in the otherwise harmonious universe of values. To save a game by letting yourself be so completely humiliated as not being able to make a move looks rather undeserved.
Mihail Marin
In the past when I was in Hollywood, I was like a dog. I felt humiliated. My English was not good. People would even ask me ‘Jackie Who?’.
Jackie Chan
Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.
Dag Hammarskjold