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I am a self-centered spoiled-rotten brat,
Thank you for nurturing me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Without work, all life goes rotten.
But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
- Albert Camus

I have been, and will go on, fighting that damnable,
dirty, rotten business with all the power at my command.
- Billy Sunday

For God's sake build not your faith upon Tradition,
'tis as rotten as a rotten Post.
- Nicholas Culpeper

 

I was just a kid, but I was a rotten kid.
- Gary Burghoff

It's so wonderful...
if your whole day is rotten, once they start the music,
it seems to melt away.
- Donald O'Connor

Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for
prizes for a Communist film which was rotten.
- Patricia Highsmith

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All poets' wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives.
- Delmore Schwartz

Rotten travesty.
Yeah.
Send me to jail for contempt.
Try that.
Go ahead.
- Jack Kevorkian

All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion;
it shows that society is rotten to the core.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

I have been made redundant before and it is a terrible blow;
redundant is a rotten word because it makes you think you are useless.
- Billy Connolly

These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise
that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful
and ultimately in excellent condition.
- Douglas Sirk

I prefer to remake flops.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop,
and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop.
- Michael Caine

In life, people sometimes make rotten deals.
- Jeanne Calment

I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK.
The Sex Pistols were heroes for me.
I used to run around like Johnny Rotten.
I had a jacket like his.
- Gavin Rossdale

This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to
acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us.
This makes us secret and rotten.
- David Herbert Lawrence

It's taken me a long time to become the person I am,
for all the ugliness to fall away.
The rotten flesh is gone, and the seed is there.
I can touch that now.
- Lynn Johnston

I believe you are your work.
Don't trade the stuff of your life, time,
for nothing more than dollars.
That's a rotten bargain.
- Rita Mae Brown

It's very important to go through periods where you
sound just rotten and you know it,
and you have to persevere or give up.
- Steve Lacy

Only crime and the criminal, it is true,
confront us with the perplexity of radical evil;
but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
- Hannah Arendt

The band broke up because I couldn't bear Rotten anymore
because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his,
like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance.
- Sid Vicious

I always say that bad women are fewer than men,
but when you get one, they're fascinating because they're so rotten.
- Ann Rule

I know I can get to the stage where I'm drinking a lot.
I tend to be rotten and groggy all day and hanging
out for the next drink and five o'clock,
ping!
I have to just stop.
- Trisha Goddard

I think one of the geniuses of Bound and The Matrix
and Memento is the complete collaboration of the effort.
There were no rotten apples.
- Joe Pantoliano

It's a good thing that beauty is only skin deep,
or I'd be rotten to the core.
- Phyllis Diller

You'll find that empty vessels make the most sound.
- Johnny Rotten

Love is 2 minutes and 52 seconds of squelching noises.
- Johnny Rotten

You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the
unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you,
or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat.
- Ella Maillart

If you were to look back at me as a school kid you'd
see a very quiet little church mouse kind of character.
- Johnny Rotten

The idea that every time you do a film you're supposed
to be tortured confuses me.
I mean, guys who say, 'Oh, it's really tough,
my character is really suffering' -come on.
For us, even in the rotten ones we've had a good time.
I don't think you have to suffer.
- George Clooney

All existing things are really one.
We regard those that are beautiful and rare as valuable,
and those that are ugly as foul and rotten The foul
and rotten may come to be transformed into what is rare and valuable,
and the rare and valuable into what is foul and rotten.
- Zhuangzi

Here we are in the 70's when everything really is horrible and it really stinks.
The mass media, everything on television everything
everywhere is just rotten.
You know it's just really boring and really evil,
ugly and worse.
- Lester Bangs

Do not stand in the middle, go to the right or to the left.
- Johnny Rotten

Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring
society is absolutely negative.
- Johnny Rotten

I'm not here for your amusement.
You're here for mine.
- Johnny Rotten

There's nothing glorious in dying.
Anyone can do it.
- Johnny Rotten

I lay in my dressing room after being in make-up waiting to go on.
They knew I was feeling pretty rotten and they tried to give me time to rest.
But I couldn't sleep.
I couldn't do anything.
- Dick York

Don't accept the old order.
Get rid of it.
- Johnny Rotten

If you give me the chance, I'll destroy America for you.
- Johnny Rotten

We also have to make sure our children know the history of women.
Tell them the rotten truth: It wasn't always possible
for women to become doctors or managers or insurance people.
Let them be armed with a true picture of the way we want it to be.
- Anne Roiphe

It's a repressive society where you can't be horrible,
I'm not horrible, they made me horrible,
I'm just honest.
- Johnny Rotten

I think national pride leads to nothing but wars and hates.
- Johnny Rotten

Me and Johnny Rotten have been talking about doing a movie of his book,
No Irish, No Dogs, No Blacks.
We have a script, so hopefully that's going to happen
at some point in our careers.
- Penelope Spheeris

Do what I want, be honest to myself and then it would do good for others,
that's all, full on.
- Johnny Rotten

I'm no one's lap dog, you can't put me on a leash.
- Johnny Rotten

Johnny Rotten.
He's a big fan of mine.
I used to see him out in the audience in England and
he'd stand up and holler.
He's funny.
Smart too, and a nice guy.
Don't think he's a jerk because he isn't.
- Don Van Vliet

People don't like other poor people,
and rather than blame the people that make you all poor,
you blame each other.
- Johnny Rotten

It's no good being nice and young and naive.
There's no good in that at all.
You've got to do it all yourself, and you've gotta learn quick.
And you can't look for sympathy either.
- Johnny Rotten

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
- Jack London

As long as you're green, you're growing.
As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.
- Ray Kroc

Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn,
but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.
- Bliss Carman

When you're green, your growing.
When you're ripe, you rot.
- Ray Kroc

Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't,
the apples will rot anyway.
- Frank Howard Clark

It is the same to me, whether I rot in the air or in the ground.
The earth is the Lord's.
- Andrew Melville

I'd rather rot on my own floor than be found by a bunch
of bingo players in a nursing home.
- Florence King

He did not know what love was.
And he did not know what good it was.
But he knew he carried it around with him,
a scabrous spot of rot, of contagion,
for which there was no cure.
- Harry Crews

The age I'm at now, you go from being a young girl
to suddenly you blossom into a woman.
You ripen, you know? And then you start to rot.
- Liv Tyler

However, if we examine the Canadian scene closely enough,
we can see signs of this physical and spiritual rot
settling into a number of our Canadian urban centres
with a troubling spill-over into many of our more rural areas.
- Alex Campbell

It is not all bad, this getting old,
ripening.
After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow.
God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and
rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
- Josh Billings

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices,
a rottenness begins in his conduct.
- Thomas Jefferson

As long as there are religions, there are going to
be people who are hiding their rottenness behind the veil of religion.
- Juliana Hatfield

I have never been able to look upon America as young
and vital but rather as prematurely old,
as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen.
- Henry Miller

Do you think my mind is maturing late,
or simply rotted early?
- Ogden Nash

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in
them and that is eternity.
- Edvard Munch

We who go out to die shall be remembered,
because we gave the world peace.
That will be our reward, though we will know nothing of it,
but lie rotting in the earth - dead.
- Philip Gibbs

Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
- Ray Kroc

It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth
are rotting when I listen to the radio.
- Bono

The work I did in Vertigo meant nothing if no one cared about the movie.
Luckily, Vertigo had a revival and people had begun
to recognize there was something special and it gained in reputation.
But it just as well could have ended up rotting in film cans somewhere.
- Kim Novak

My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers
to go tour environmental disaster areas.
After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed,
which seems like an extremely lively possibility,
what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone?
- Bruce Sterling

If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years,
about 600 people - including me - would be rotting
in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today.
Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity
in the context of professional journalism.
- Hunter S. Thompson


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