I Am Sorry Quotes

I Am Sorry Quotes by Dalai Lama, E. W. Howe, Henry David Thoreau, R. A. Salvatore, Guy Gavriel Kay, Pauline Neville-Jones, Baroness Neville-Jones and many others.

When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate

When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Dalai Lama
You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched.
E. W. Howe
Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
Henry David Thoreau
I am sorry,” was all Drizzt could quietly mouth. Vierna shook her head, refusing any apology. To Drizzt, it seemed as if that buried part of her that was Zaknafein Do’Urden’s daughter approved of this ending.
R. A. Salvatore
I will not say I am sorry, but I can tell you that I grieve.
Guy Gavriel Kay
I am sorry to be leaving the BBC. I have enjoyed a fascinating seven years at the corporation and am particularly proud to have played a small part in the development of the BBC’s Global News services, BBC World Service and BBC World.
Pauline Neville-Jones, Baroness Neville-Jones
Corny answer is of course is that everyone who wants musicals are children in different ways, aren’t they? So you think of them in different ways. There are things of mine I’m sorry haven’t come here.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Except for the young or very happy, I can’t say I am sorry for anyone who dies.
William Makepeace Thackeray
An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
Steve Martin
I accept that it was a mistake to allow distinctions to be blurred between my professional responsibilities and my personal loyalties to a friend. Mr Speaker, I am sorry for this. I have apologised to the Prime Minister, to the public, and, at the first opportunity available, to the House.
Liam Fox
A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.
Ovid
I am sorry to have made such a long speech, but I did not have time to write a shorter one.
Winston Churchill
Mr. Speaker. I said the honorable member was a liar it is true and I am sorry for it. The honorable member may place the punctuation where he pleases.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.
Bryan Davis
I am sorry the only outlet for her troubled mind was in clumsy foreplay with an inadequate partner.” He threw the rest of her sandwich at the swinging door as she passed through it.
Jennifer Armintrout
I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has been Christians. Christians who have had so much to say with our mouths and so little to show with our lives. I am sorry that so often we have forgotten the Christ of our Christianity.
Shane Claiborne
I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change.
Kenneth Clarke
And what will they do to you when you have told them this story?’ Esca said very simply, ‘They will kill me.’ ‘I am sorry, but I do not think much of that plan.’ Marcus said.
Rosemary Sutcliff
I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure.
Woodrow Wilson
Granted, not really a joke, but how often do you get a mic in your hand? You know? So. I am sorry but don’t anybody trip on my soap box on the way out. Don’t anybody trip over that. And the chip on my shoulder’s a little heavy. I have back problems now.
Janeane Garofalo
In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry.
Margaret Laurence
Now, all America sits in front of television sets and those television sets exude, I am sorry to say, a considerable amount of radioactive material. It’s not huge, you know, but it’s enough so that people who have made a habit of watching TV … get the TV radiation.
L. Ron Hubbard
In the same period that the Americans have lived under one constitution our French friends notched up five. A Punch cartoon has a 19th century Englishman asking a librarian for a copy of the French constitution, only to be told: ‘I am sorry Sir, we do not stock periodicals.’
Margaret Thatcher
I used the N-word instead of calling him Trevor. I used it just not thinking… I told Trev this is an old wound with me. I grew up with it. I am sorry as anybody that it stuck with me.
John Vanbiesbrouck
The Human moral keyboard is limited … there’s nothing you can play on it that hasn’t been played before. And, my dear Friends, I am sorry to say this, but it has its lower notes.
Margaret Atwood
I love you forever. I am sorry I cannot love you now.
Nick Harkaway
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
Red Auerbach
Mostly I am sorry for the way I thought of other people. Like a good general, I had treated everyone who wasn’t with me as against me.
Lee Atwater
Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything.
Philip K. Dick
I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.
Barack Obama
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
Lynn Johnston
I love you, Im Meahri. I’m sorry because you suffered alone. For admitting it so late, I am sorry. You aren’t going anywhere now. I am not letting you go anywhere.
Yoon Sang-hyun
Being Politically Correct means always having to say you’re sorry.
Charles Osgood
If people are good because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein
I love you and I always will and I am sorry. What a useless word.
Ernest Hemingway
I am sorry to have to inform you that I do not believe in the Bible as a divine revelation, & therefore not in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
Charles Darwin
Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.
Douglas Horton
I am sorry about the person who is not truly excited about his job. He will not only never truly be happy there, but he won’t achieve anything great.
Walter Chrysler
… it is impossible to explain honestly the beauties of the laws of nature in a way that people can feel, without their having some deep understanding of mathematics. I am sorry, but this seems to be the case.
Richard P. Feynman
I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.
Michael Phelps
In death as in life, I defy the Jews who caused this last war [WW II], and I defy the powers of darkness which they represent. I am proud to die for my ideals, and I am sorry for the sons of Britain who have died without knowing why.
William Joyce
The Sabbath day has become a day of pleasure, a day of boisterous conduct, a day in which the worship of God has departed, and the worship of pleasure has taken its place. I am sorry to say that many of the Latter-day Saints are guilty of this. We should repent.
Joseph Fielding Smith
I regret nothing, but I am sorry that I am about to leave my friends.
Zachary Taylor
I ask the people of Connecticut for their forgiveness, I should have paid more attention to people around me and people that I trusted but I am sorry for my actions and take full responsibility.
John G. Rowland
We ain’t got nothing without love.
That’s all we’ll have when the world is through
Cause, baby, we ain’t got nothing without love.
Beyonce Knowles
A stiff apology is a second insult… The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I am sorry I didn’t tell you the truth before. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to. You kept asking about Romeo and what he was really like. I was hoping that”—he smiled wistfully—“you would recognize me.
Anne Fortier
I always ask at once, ‘Do you drink?’ and if she says ‘No,’ I bow politely and say I am sorry but I fear she will not suit. All good cooks drink.
James Whistler
Books–oh! no. I am sure we never read the same, or not with the same feelings.” “I am sorry you think so; but if that be the case, there can at least be no want of subject. We may compare our different opinions.
Jane Austen
As far as a Latin explosion, I’m sorry, I’m the only Latino who’s going to say it, but there is no Latin explosion. I’m sorry. Four or five top box office people do not make it an explosion, and it’s disgusting to me that people will perceive it that way.
Rosie Perez
and he began to understand what a wild game we play in life; he began to understand that a thing once done cannot be undone nor changed by saying “I am sorry!
Robert Louis Stevenson
I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.
Sitting Bull
I am sorry to see you here, but if you had fought like a man, you needn’t be hanged like a dog.
Anne Bonny
More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.
Greg LeMond
By the supernatural miracle of God’s grace I stand justified, not because I am sorry for my sin, not because I have repented, but because of what Jesus has done.
Oswald Chambers
If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.
Henny Youngman
I am sorry I have not learnt to play at cards. It is very useful in life: it generates kindness, and consolidates society.
Samuel Johnson
I found a special eagerness among the younger, and I am sorry to say, the more intelligent Negroes, to dismiss the spiritual as something beneath their new pride in their race. It is as if they wanted to put it behind them as something to be ashamed of.
Paul Robeson
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
Samuel Butler
But let’s be clear. We’re talking about a country where there’s no opposition. As leader he can ignore Parliament and – sorry that’s Tony Blair isn’t it? Um, so he doesn’t even have to ask the country before he goes to war – sorry that’s still Tony Blair.
Rory Bremner
I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.
Robin Williams
Curses on the law! Most of my fellow citizens are the sorry consequences of uncommitted abortions.
Karl Kraus
But sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. […] True sorrow is as rare as true love.
Stephen King
I have a quite feeling of pity for all those who don’t know chess; almost like I am sorry for those who never learned to love. Chess, like love and music, has the ability of making people happy.
Siegbert Tarrasch
You believe you could not live with the pain. Such pain is not lived with. It is only endured. I am sorry.
Erin Morgenstern
I am sorry to tell you that I am getting very extravagant and spending all my money: and what is worse for you, I have been spending yours too.
Jane Austen
Dear motorist on the information superhighway. I’m sorry I do not have a car.
Kid Koala
I am sorry too,” said Lupin. “Sorry I will never know [my son]… but he will know why I died and I hope he will understand I was trying to make a world in which he could live a happier life.
J. K. Rowling
Being an American means never having to say you’re sorry.
Kurt Vonnegut
I am sorry,” Will said. “No,” Jem said… “Don’t be ordinary like that. Don’t say you’re sorry.
Cassandra Clare
True remorse is never just a regret over consequences; it is a regret over motive.
Mignon McLaughlin
Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone.
Arthur Ashe
Friends are God’s apology for relations.
Hugh Kingsmill
Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.
Henry A. Kissinger
I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time, by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress.
William Whipple
It’s getting to the point where I am no fun anymore, I am sorry. / Sometimes it hurts so badly I must cry out loud, ‘ I am lonely.’ / I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, you make it hard.
Stephen Stills
Public opinion, I am sorry to say, will bear a great deal of nonsense. There is scarcely any absurdity so gross, whether in religion, politics, science or manners, which it will not bear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am sorry I couldn’t complete my term as leader. It is necessary for my staff to resign … to regain the people’s trust.
Seiji Maehara
You can always say sorry but the real apology is when you hear the sadness in their voice and see the look in their eyes. And you realize that they have hurt themselves just as much.
Kid Cudi
Almighty God, I am sorry I am now an atheist, but have You read Nietzsche?
John Fante
All successful people these days seem to be neurotic. Perhaps we should stop being sorry for them and start being sorry for me – for being so confounded normal.
Deborah Kerr
I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
John F. Kennedy
And I felt sorry, and I have felt bad about what happened.
Monica Lewinsky
Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can’t talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful.
Philip K. Dick
But in practice Australia – the pluralism of Australia – sorry the sectarianism to an extent stopped at the time you took your uniform off after coming home from school.
Thomas Keneally
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call to make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Stephen Levine
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
Agnes Repplier
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man’s most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
Henry David Thoreau
I turned a lot of people off over the past few years, but I know I can still turn out good music and turn everything all around, i’ve lost some of my best qualities. For that, I am sorry.
Justin Bieber
True sorrow is as rare as true love.
Stephen King
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
Tryon Edwards
I made a big mistake. It is indefensible and I am sorry.
William J. Clinton