Quotes and Sayings about Scandal



"If you look at the British royal family and take away the scandals and the goofy stuff that's going on, people love to have this king to look up to - the royals are like celebrities."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Family, Love, People)

"Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Men, Society, Freedom, Liberty, Poor, Russia)

"The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Novelty, Originality, Writer)

"I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Attention, Bank account, Gold, Scandal, Trying)

"Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Old, Scandal, Tea)

"But even at the height of these scandals, even at the time when our finances were at their worst, the NAACP branches - the grassroots - kept plugging away. They kept doing what they do, and they do it well."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Time)

"This stuff on enemy combatants, the Bush Administration has fought like a tiger to avoid having to produce any evidence to a judge to show why somebody is locked up in perpetuity. Another example of that is the torture scandal."
- James Bovard
(Related: Enemy, Example, Scandal)

"The scandal's so unbelievable that I cannot repeat it here."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Scandal)

"Me, I'd prefer to have a good reputation rather than getting press for being scandalous, getting drunk in public, staying out late and so on."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Being, Press, Public, Reputation)

"So after the Lewinsky scandal, everything changed, and we moved from using the Bible to address the moral issues of our time, which were social, to moral issues of our time that were very personal. I have continued that relationship up until the present."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Time, Bible, Present, Scandal)

"Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease."
- Robert Cecil
(Related: Virtue, Disease, Scandal)

"Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Scandal, Will)

"The Iraqi Free Press, which did not exist 18 months ago because there was no such thing as the Iraqi Free Press, broke a story about the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, which could potentially turn out to be the largest scandal in history."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: History, Months, Oil, Press, Scandal)

"They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom."
- William Congreve
(Related: Custom, End, Scandal, Tea)

"Big business, for all its lobbying, is often put in line by investigative reporting, public scandals and multi-million-dollar judgments in court against those who put products on the market that are dangerous to their buyers."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Business, Court, Public)

"Nope, no sex scandals yet. But I am open to offers!"
- John Cusack
(Related: Sex, Open)

"It's amazing to me that people have any interest in such a low-level sex scandal. If I were sleeping with a congressman, maybe, but I'm a nobody and the people I'm writing about are nobodies."
- Jessica Cutler
(Related: Sex, People, Interest, Scandal, Writing)

"They'll totally hire me if I say I got fired from my job on the Hill because of a sex scandal."
- Jessica Cutler
(Related: Sex, Job, Scandal)

"When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Nature, Drinking, Drinks, Woman)

"I've dodged bullets but there's no scandal in my life."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: Life, Scandal)

"There's no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty."
- George Farquhar
(Related: Crime, Poverty, Scandal)

"There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty."
- George Farquhar
(Related: Crime, Poverty, Scandal)

"Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Love, Scandal, Tea)

"That's what Major League Baseball's steroid scandal was all about, the hidden harm in competitive sports that sends the wrong message to the young."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Sports, Baseball, Harm, Scandal, Wrong)

"Any time there's a scandal, we always try and get involved."
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Time, Scandal)

"Pointing fingers, trying to catch each other in scandal does not bring honor to this House."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Honor, Scandal, Trying)

"Longevity conquers scandal every time."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Time, Longevity, Scandal)

"The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Consulting, Direction, Dying, Leading, President, Waiting, Wrong)

"When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Men, Society, Abuse, Democracy, Public, Scandal, Suspicion)

"A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Lie, Scandal)

"We know that second terms have historically been marred by hubris and by scandal."
- David R. Gergen
(Related: Scandal)

"We've seen the hubris. And now we're seeing the scandals."
- David R. Gergen
(Related: Now)

"The scandal happened and I made the best of it. I kind of feel like in the end it was a blessing."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: End, Scandal)

"There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die."
- William Harvey
(Related: Actions, Charm, Eagles, Lust, Man, Publishing)

"Some day, someone will do something wrong and there will be a scandal to report in the paper. When that happens, we will address it honestly and openly and try to deal with it as quickly and as fairly as we can, and keep moving the city forward."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Day, Scandal, Will, Wrong)

"I saw a guy being really abusive to his girlfriend. She was asking people to help, but no one would. When he grabbed her, I tried to separate them, but he turned on me. I punched him and knocked him down. It wasn't a scandal; I was just doing what anybody should."
- Timothy Hutton
(Related: People, Girlfriend, Being, Help, Scandal)

"Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Art, Love, Poetry, Conversation, May, Philosophy, Scandal, Weather)

"One thing I congratulate everyone on is the great explosion which has occurred in Washington's Black House and the very important scandal which has gripped leaders of America."
- Ayatollah Khomeini
(Related: America, Leaders, Scandal, Washington)

"People here in Los Angeles are disgusted now about a sex scandal involving Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apparently for seven years, he carried on a sexual relationship with his own wife."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Sex, Wife, People, Now, Scandal, Years)

"Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Police, Scandal)

"The UN Commission on Human Rights, whose membership in recent years has included countries - such as Libya and Sudan - which have deplorable human rights records, and the recent Oil-for-Food scandal, are just a few examples of why reform is so imperative."
- John Linder
(Related: Countries, Rights, Human rights, Oil, Reform, Scandal, Years)

"I worked for a newspaper in Europe for, I lived in Europe for about seven years, so I worked in this sort of a yellow journalism kind of a thing, it was like a scandal sheet."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Europe, Journalism, Scandal, Years)

"People equate sexy with promiscuous. They think that because I'm shaped this way, I must be scandalous - like running around and bringing men into my hotel room. But it's just the opposite."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Men, People, Running)

"First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months, a trend that has accelerated in recent weeks as the war on terrorism has been supplanted in the public's mind by corporate scandals, stock market declines, and a growing sense of economic insecurity."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: War, Approval, Corporate, First, Insecurity, Job, Mind, Months, Public, Sense, Terrorism)

"Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Gossip, Lovers, Race, Scandal)

"It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all."
- Moliere
(Related: Public, Scandal, Sin)

"When about fifteen I once made a great scandal by taking out my knife in prayer meeting and assaulting a young man who, while I was kneeling down during the prayer, stood above me and squeezed my neck."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Man, Meeting, Prayer, Scandal)

"In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea."
- John Osborne
(Related: Love, London, Scandal, Tea)

"It's time to save the U.N. from its own scandals and mismanagement. It's time for U.N. Reform with teeth."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Time, Reform)

"I ended up in college by accident. Everything in my life, I ended up in by accident. I was down south in this high school doing whatever. It could just not contain me. I quit school and took off and traveled around. Nobody knew where I was I just couldn't handle it anymore. It was a big scandal, I was gone. I left."
- Pauley Perrette
(Related: Life, Accident, College, Scandal, School)

"It isn't the original scandal that gets people in the most trouble - it's the attempted cover-up."
- Tom Petri
(Related: People, Scandal, Trouble)

"As so often happens with Washington scandals, it isn't the original scandal that gets people in the most trouble - it's the attempted cover-up."
- Tom Petri
(Related: People, Scandal, Trouble, Washington)

"The real problem today is the ineffective and inconsistent oversight of professional boxing, which has led to continuing scandals, controversies, unethical practices, and unnecessary injuries and deaths in the sport."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Boxing, Today)

"A month after the scandal broke, I tried to go back to work at the pharmaceutical company after a leave of absence. But because of all the publicity and resulting pressure and stress, I finally resigned."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Work, Absence, Company, Pressure, Publicity, Scandal, Stress)

"I also had to work through the violation of my date rape, my unhealthy relationships with men, my anger toward the people involved in the scandal, and those who exploited me afterwards."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Anger, Work, Men, People, Relationships, Scandal)

"This anniversary serves to help remind the American people that, in the wake of one of the greatest political scandals and misuse of power in our history as a nation, scandal produced important reforms that served this nation well for two decades."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: History, Power, People, American, Help, Nation, Scandal)

"I hope there's a tinge of disgrace about me. Hopefully, there's one good scandal left in me yet."
- Diana Rigg
(Related: Hope, Disgrace, Scandal)

"Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that, army people might be made to pay a price, but who are the privatized torturers accountable too?"
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: People, Abuse, America, Army, Fact, Now, Scandal)

"Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it."
- Benjamin Rush
(Related: Scandal)

"The French were mystified about the Watergate scandal."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Scandal)

"Freedom of the press is not questioned when investigative journalism unearths scandals, But that does not mean that every classified state document should be made available to journalists."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Freedom, Journalism, Press, State)

"You talk about scandals and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everyone to look at."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: Americans, Right, Talk)

"Yes, I was hired by Universal because they needed a comedy director. They had seen Scandal and liked it. I saw an opportunity even in those comedies to begin my project of American films."
- Douglas Sirk
(Related: Opportunity, American, Comedy, Project, Scandal)

"I thought I might say something to newsmen that could be turned into a scandal."
- George Stevens
(Related: Thought, Scandal)

"Restless, and in desperate need of adventure, I quit my job at an insurance company to travel west with a couple of guys I smoked pot with, scandalizing my family."
- Mink Stole
(Related: Family, Travel, Adventure, Company, Job)

"President Bush and his administration have tried to pull the wool over our eyes and distract the public from this possibly illegal domestic spying scandal."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Eyes, President, Public, Scandal)

"You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal."
- Elizabeth Taylor
(Related: Friends, Scandal)

"Let's not overlook, though, what we do know about the campaign finance scandal, and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential campaign and our congressional campaigns."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Finance, Fact, Scandal)

"We never search for scandal, but we use it if it cries out to excess."
- Peter Utley
(Related: Excess, Scandal)

"If you say that the history of the Church is a long succession of scandals, you are telling the truth, though if that is all you say, you are distorting the truth."
- Gerald Vann
(Related: History, Truth, Church)

"The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals. In fact, the U.N. itself is a scandal."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Fact, Nations, Scandal, United)

"The United Nations' greatest fear is that average Americans will no longer tolerate these international scandals and demand that America withdraw from the international organization."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Fear, America, Americans, Nations, United, Will)

"Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench, underscoring the importance of appointing judges who have a proper understanding of their constitutional role."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Importance, Judges, Scandal, Understanding)

"Watergate is an immensely complicated scandal with a cast of characters as varied as a Tolstoy novel."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Scandal)

"The source known as Deep Throat provided a kind of road map through the scandal. His one consistent message was that the Watergate burglary was just the tip of the iceberg."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Deep, Road, Scandal)

"Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Men, Women, Honor, Scandal)

"In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war."
- John Yoo
(Related: War, Being, Climate, Laws, Light, Prison, Scandal)