Quotes and Sayings about Complaining



"Women are always complaining about men's fascination with breasts. But what if men were absolutely indifferent to breasts? What would women do then with these things that serve one function once or twice in a lifetime, and the rest of the time are just in the way?"
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Complaining, Rest)

"A lot of the women I know, that's what they're complaining about - either the man in their life or the lack of a man in their life."
- Marc Cherry
(Related: Life, Women, Complaining, Man)

"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Progress, Ideas, Complaining)

"Today is the day for the complaining to end and for statesmanship to begin. Today I am taking action to cut state spending and balance the budget this year."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Action, Balance, Complaining, Day, End, State, Statesmanship, Today)

"When you see somebody who's got a complaining personality, it usually means that they had some vision of what things could be, and they're constantly disappointed by that. I think that would be the camp that I would fall into - constantly horrified by the things people do."
- Daniel Clowes
(Related: People, Vision, Complaining, Personality)

"I really haven't had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I'd rather tell a story about somebody else."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Life, Complaining, Pretty)

"Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Change, Time, Complaining, Complaints)

"The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Death, Enemy)

"You have to remember when we were going once a month, we were putting out issues that were 480 pages, and people were complaining that these were too big, I can't get through a 480 page magazine every month."
- James Daly
(Related: People, Complaining)

"There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Life, Complaining, Complaints)

"Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Complaining, Faults, Pleasure)

"I think there's an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we're complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Life, Anxiety, Complaining, Past)

"We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Complaining)

"Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It's great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I'm not complaining,... Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven't done what they wanted with their lives."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Car, People, Age, Complaining, Old, Talk)

"The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks."
- Randall Jarrell
(Related: Age, People, Complaining)

"The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects."
- Lord Jeffrey
(Related: Complaining, May)

"Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Complaining, Man)

"Complaining is good for you as long as you're not complaining to the person you're complaining about."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Complaining)

"Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining."
- Grace Jones
(Related: Complaining, Consequences, Decisions)

"I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard to use UNIX because the editor was too complicated."
- Bill Joy
(Related: People, Complaining, Unix)

"Complaining and arguing will not help. We are fully concentrating on the game against the Czechs."
- Oliver Kahn
(Related: Complaining, Help, Will)

"Joe Barbera's s always complaining that he can't get humor into cartoons anymore. Just do it. You've got your money. Why do they let the networks run their lives?"
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Humor, Money, Cartoons, Complaining)

"I feel like a hostage to fortune. Not that I am complaining. I wanted to play the role. But in truth I didn't think the show would be such a success. OK, I thought it would fail. Not because it was bad. I was confident it was good, but plenty of good things just sort of wither on the vine."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Success, Truth, Thought, Complaining, Fortune, Play)

"I don't really know of the Jewish tradition of comedy, only the Jewish tradition of not keeping your mouth shut. Complaining about all that is hard, unfair or ridiculous in life-having strong feelings, and not being able to suppress them. That, to me, is Jewish."
- Fred Melamed
(Related: Life, Feelings, Being, Comedy, Complaining, Tradition)

"The tabloids are like animals, with their own behavioural patterns. There's no point in complaining about them, any more than complaining that lions might eat you."
- David Mellor
(Related: Animals, Complaining)

"You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Clarity, Complaining, Eyes, Sensitivity, Song)

"I started recording because I was always complaining about the records that I was getting of my songs. At least if I did them and messed them up, I wouldn't have anyone else to blame."
- Randy Newman
(Related: Blame, Complaining, Songs)

"Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed."
- Prince Philip
(Related: Complaining, Leisure, Now, Saying)

"Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining."
- Jef Raskin
(Related: Time, Computers, Complaining)

"Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: Life, Complaining, Future, Man, Past, Present)

"But honestly, it's pretty weird; there are girls who'd do absolutely everything just to get a backstage pass. I don't know what it is, but really, when you're on national TV in America the girls love you. They all want you! And I'm not complaining!"
- Kid Rock
(Related: Love, America, Girls, Pretty, Want)

"Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining?"
- George C. Wallace
(Related: People, Complaining, Force, Years)

"The money is great, no way am I complaining."
- David Wells
(Related: Money, Complaining)

"The game has changed. What's going on now is nonsense. You have guys complaining about not being paid."
- David Wells
(Related: Being, Complaining, Nonsense, Now)

"Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Complaining, Customer, Managers, Statistics)