quote by Lord Chesterfield

If a marriage is going to work well, it must be on a solid footing, namely money, and of that commodity it is the girl with the smallest dowry who, to my knowledge, consumes the most, to infuriate her husband. All the same, it is only fair that the marriage should pay for past pleasures, since it will scarcely procure any in the future.

— Lord Chesterfield

Profound Infuriate quotations

It is advertising that enthrones the customer as king.

This infuriates the socialist...[it is] the crossing of the boundary between West Berlin and East Berlin. It is Checkpoint Charlie, or rather Checkpoint Douglas, the transition from the world of choice and freedom to the world of drab, standard uniformity.


It was his subconscious which told him this - that infuriating part of a person's brain which never responds to interrogation, merely gives little meaningful nudges and then sits humming quietly to itself, saying nothing.

Occasionally I'll watch Fox News for as long as I can tolerate it, or CNN.

I'll watch until I get infuriated, but you got to know what they're talking about and what they're not talking about.

Their coverage on the Fox News Channel has been atrocious.

The stuff that comes out of Sean Hannity's mouth has been infuriating. The stuff that Bill O'Reilly says has been illogical. You go up and down the schedule and it's insanity over there. The number of lies, perpetuated, promoted by Fox News is just shameful and it hurts everybody.

I remember being infuriated from the top of my head to the tip of my toes the first time a screen was put around Bob Carter and me on a train leaving Washington in the 1940s.


Pig power in America was infuriating, but pig power in the communist framework was awesome and unaccountable.

Since we proposed punctuated equilibria to explain trends, it is infuriating to be quoted again and again by creationists-whether through design or stupidity, I do not know-as admitting that the fossil record includes no transitional forms. Transitional forms are generally lacking at the species level, but they are abundant between larger groups.

You know the difference between a real science and a pseudoscience? A real science recognizes and accepts its own history without feeling attacked. When you tell a psychiatrist his mental institution came from a lazar house, he becomes infuriated.

My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.

I'll always take Scrabble and chess if I'm going filming.

But I do have the Scrabble dictionary, which can be infuriating for other players.


Transitional forms are generally lacking at the species level, but they are abundant between larger groups.

Cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human mind.

They realize...that we have an infuriating inability to understand, let alone follow, even the simplest and most explicit of directions.

What infuriates me is that in America violence is judged in context, whereas language is not. So with language there is an arithmetic that says: one f*** is a PG 13, two f***s is an R. They don't say: one bullet through one head is a PG 13, two bullets through more than two heads is an R.

It's [the word “sorry”] the most infuriating word in the English language.

Just a cheap way to behave badly then shelve responsibility by putting the onus on the other person to be forgiving.

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.

It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.


How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!

Thank God I never got in a fight. All of the jock dudes hated me, but all of their girlfriends thought I was nice so they wouldn't touch me. It was infuriating to them.

A word to the wise is infuriating.

There's no discounting the antagonism the average woman feels for the eldest daughter. The infuriating thing is that most mothers blame the daughters for their hatred when it's just what makes the mother pig eat her first batch of young. Of course one can't tell them that.

Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.


Thank God I have four sons. The mother/daughter relationship is one of mankind's great mysteries, and for womankind, it can be hellaciously complicated. My mother and I are quintessential examples of the rewards and frustrations, and the joys and infuriations it can yield.

The ad industry thinks their clients are their customers.

They think the companies who pay for the production are the ones they are supposed to serve. So the ads they produce make their clients happy... but infuriate the rest of us.

How infuriating it is to be continually born to war that continues one's whole lifetime, even as one protests it - what futility. It is perhaps a more public epic in this regard, and carries a ritual vocalization.

To a nonpainter, oil paint is uninteresting and faintly unpleasant.

To a painter, it is the life's blood: a substance so utterly entrancing, infuriating, and ravishingly beautiful that it makes it worthwhile to go back into the studio every morning, year after year, for an entire lifetime.

Do you realize how angry you sound?” must be one of the most infuriating questions in the language.


The inanity of her remark infuriated him.

'Good grief don't you understand Janet? At this point I'm thoroughly delusional. I'm as mentally ill as it's possible to be. It's incredible that I can communicate with you at all. It's a credit to my ego-strength that I'm not at this point totally autistic.

A word to the wise is infuriating.

I think academics are infuriating. For every expert on Shakespeare there is another one to cancel his theory out. It drives you up the wall. I think the greatest form of finding out the truth is through fantasy.

For women the wage gap sets up an infuriating Catch-22 situation.

They do the housework because they earn less, and they earn lessbecause they do the housework.

This of course is the way to talk to dragons, if you don't want to reveal your proper name which is wise, and don't want to infuriate them by a flat refusal which is also very wise. No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time to trying to understand it.


The look of success, when it is worn a certain way, would infuriate a jackass.

Some people write to please, to soothe, to console.

Others to provoke, to challenge, to exasperate and infuriate. I've always found the second approach the more pleasing.

I was all braced for the wrath that was going to put grizzlies to shame, and this is what I get? I should infuriate you more often.

I'm kind of a gossip hound, but watching the media whip the small fires into giant forest fires so that they can cover the result is infuriating.