It's impossible to explain to a Yankee what `tacky' is. They simply have no word for it up north, but my God, do they ever need one.

— Pat Conroy

Colossal Tacky quotations

Being dull and boring is far more tragic than being tacky.

Trendy is the last stage before tacky.

There's definitely a thin line between being tasteful and tacky.

I feel like tasteful is very's not necessarily wearing a bunch of chains - that could be either tasteful or tacky. It just depends on how you wear them and what kind of chains they are.

I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.

I'm the last of the truly tacky women. I do trash with flash and sleaze with ease.

There's no difference between a tacky Jew from Miami and a rap star.

They both want the Cadillac and the Rolex with the diamonds.

It's funny because I think it also goes very well with the show.

It has this reputation as being this love city where everyone goes to get married, but when you get there, it's very corny and tacky.

Little boxes made of ticky-tacky, and they all look just the same.

Talking about money is garish. It's tacky.

I once owned a really, really ugly pair of white leather boots.

They were so bad. It was back in the '80s! It was just a really tacky fashion choice when I was in middle school, and I thought it was cool. I'm really embarrassed.

I'm usually the sparkle in a closet full of conservative clothes.

Either that or my customer has a closet full of my clothes and a few conservative suits from Calvin Klein. I think you've got to give a girl what's missing from her closet. If something jazzy, tacky or sexy is what's missing, I provide it.

Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky-tacky, Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes all the same.

And there's doctors and lawyers, And business executives, And they're all made out of ticky tacky And they all look just the same.

I don't really understand the concept of having a career, or what agents mean when they say they're building one for you. I just do things I think will be interesting and that have integrity. I hate those tacky, pointless, big, fluffy, unimportant movies.

Knowing me is easy. You can still twist your hair and feel silly. Look up the word tacky and have a salad. But when we're together you pull bread apart with your fingers into bites sometimes so small I gotta remind you, Peach, it is okay to be hungry.

Of course, personally, I think it'd be tacky to wear diamonds before I'm forty.

You don't have sex near unicorns. It's an ironclad rule. It's tacky.

Sexual underwear is tacky.

It amazes me that some people who ordinarily can recognize autocratic bullying, tacky sloganeering, and - especially - camp value are unable to spot it in this Hate Scare that grips the Western world.

I have done some tacky films, but then they were all my decisions, and I'm happy to have made those because they have made me who I am.

Lying to other people is fine and usually funny, but lying to yourself is tacky.

I think it's tacky to have chains that go all the way down to your crotch.

Van Morrison is probably, at this point in time, my biggest influence as a vocalist. When we were making our last album I had a vinyl copy of 'Veedon Fleece' in the vocal booth in front of me, in the dorky sense. I think there were candles around, which is really tacky, but hey, I needed to channel Van the Man!

We're not going to have a party when half of our friends.

.. can't do that thing we're doing. We're not going to ask them to come celebrate a right they don't have. That's just tacky! Forget like anything else, it's like really tacky for us

But I know what I like.' She smiled, and et the cat drop to the floor. 'It's like Tiffany's,'she said. 'Not that I give a hoot about jewellery. Diamonds, yes. But it's tacky to wear diamonds before you're forty; and even that's risky.

I believe that great weirdness stalks the universe.

That's not the issue with me, but it is not tacky. It is not tacky.

I've developed a bit of a fascination with John Denver.

I always thought he was kind of tacky and somewhat revolting and had a kind of simplistic weirdness, but on second listen, he actually did have an incredible voice, and the blatant naiveté of his work is straight-edge, in a way.

Witnessing Panama's overnight transition from banana republic to middle-class retirement haven is like watching the Univision version of Extreme Makeover: it feels so tacky but you can't change channels because you just have to find out what happens next.

The Iraqi is really not whacky toady, perhaps, even tacky.

When they gave him the word, he gave us the bird and joined with the Arabs, by cracky!

I'm not 18 anymore, so I'm not into starting unnecessary beefs. It's tacky.

The thing that makes my clothes really different is that, number one, they are really great designs; they're not tacky; they are very professional; the design is made from lots of decisions.

L.A. has a lot of tackiness to it, but at the same time, in that funny kind of fantasy pretentiousness, it's unpretentious because it's all here. It's what you make of it. It's a land of opportunity in a lot of ways. It's a great for an immigrant because it is what you make of it, and especially artists as workers in this culture, it offers so much, in terms of variety, of diversity. For years, the alleys of Los Angeles were my art store.

Donald Trump is Donald Trump! He doesn't apologize for who he is. We know he's tacky. We know he's orange. We know he's got a bad haircut.

I think what we have to do is convince people that matter is tacky.