Malcontent Quotes

Malcontent Quotes by Louis XIV, Barbara Holland, Wendy Wasserstein, Ian Bogost, A. A. Gill, Salvador Dali and many others.

Every time I fill a vacant office, I make ten malconten

Every time I fill a vacant office, I make ten malcontents and one ingrate.
Louis XIV
In the taverns all was amiable and easy, but the coffeehouses were cauldrons of edgy malcontents.
Barbara Holland
I’m perpetually curious as to what happened to all those supposed prodigies who were singled out while I and my coterie of far more interesting malcontents passed on.
Wendy Wasserstein
We have so many choices that it’s only always our fault if we’re malcontent.
Ian Bogost
The interesting adults are always the school failures, the weird ones, the losers, the malcontents, this isn’t wishful thinking. It’s the rule.
A. A. Gill
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
Salvador Dali
Every American carries in his bloodstream the heritage of the malcontent and the dreamer.
Dorothy Fuldheim
Thou art the Mars of malcontents.
William Shakespeare
Countless people…will hate the New World Order…and will die protesting against it…we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents.
H. G. Wells
A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly, peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come.
Eric Hoffer
You are a real find and you keep me satisfied, up to a point. After all, I’m a malcontent and you can’t change that.
Charles Baxter
The humblest praise most, while cranks & malcontents praise least. Praise almost seems to be inner health made audible
C. S. Lewis
Unions are at a disadvantage in a company vote because the employees can see that the greatest advocates of unionization are often the malcontents and marginal workers.
James Cook
This senior-junior, giant-dwarf, Dan Cupid;
Regent of love-rhymes, lord of folded arms,
The anointed sovereign of sighs and groans,
Liege of all loiterers and malcontents.
William Shakespeare
Like most of the others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser.
Hunter S. Thompson
The capacity for “uncontaminated wonder,” ultimately, is what distinguishes the successful from the ordinary, the happily engaged players of whatever era from the chronically disappointed and malcontent. Therein lies a lesson for geeks, geezers, and the sea of people who fall in between.
Warren G. Bennis