Top 101 Screw Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Screw Quotes from famous people such as Colin Angle, Ed O’Neill, Pete Rose, Dennis DeYoung, Penn Jillette, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

There are so many opportunities to make a bad decision

There are so many opportunities to make a bad decision in building a robot company on top of all the normal ways that entrepreneurs screw up that it is incredibly difficult to truly create value because it is so cost-sensitive.
Colin Angle
I’d loved to wear jeans and t-shirts, but everybody was in the peace movement back then. And that was my ploy. I had to be careful not to say things like ‘I like meat.’ Actually I just wanted to drink beer and to screw.
Ed O’Neill
If you screw up and do something, don’t lie about it; come clean.
Pete Rose
If you think marriage is gonna be easy, don’t do it because when there are children involved, you screw up the rest of society.
Dennis DeYoung
My whole family is missing that sports gene. I hope I didn’t screw that up by marrying a great golfer.
Penn Jillette
At first blush, it seems odd that loser lit books are rejected initially, then go on to be fiercely loved by legions of readers. This apparent contradiction might be due to the fact that if they didn’t screw up their lives, most losers would be the kind of power-elite, Type A go-getters whom readers love to hate.
Kate Christensen
People don’t come to see a Billie Eilish show to come to see me. They come to see her. So I just try not to screw up too much on my instruments.
Finneas
I think if we did ‘Stargate’ right, the fans would like it, and we could do something really good. But if we screw it up, they’ll reject it. As they should.
Dean Devlin
If I’m throwing a no-hitter and someone says, ‘Hey, you’ve got a no-hitter,’ obviously I’d be like, ‘Yeah, I know.’ I just try to be humble. I don’t like to talk about myself. I have no problem speaking up when I screw up, but if I’m doing good, people are going to notice. I don’t need to talk about it.
Stephen Gostkowski
Guys just don’t care. We don’t take the time to plan behind each other’s back. We just say, If you don’t like me, screw you’. If a guy doesn’t like you, you know because you have a black eye.
Jonathan Bennett
I am incredibly, incredibly fortunate about the opportunities I’ve had. But at the same time, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to screw it up, too. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is ‘No…’ and not feel the need to do everything. It’s about doing what rings true to me.
America Ferrera
If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it.
Evita Peron
You first and foremost need to be honest with the script because you don’t want to do anything to screw up the basic fundamentals of the story. You don’t want to create anything overly dramatic when you don’t need to, and you don’t want to create anything less dramatic than necessary, either.
Greig Fraser
If what needs to get done is going to get done, then I can’t screw around with the luxury of writing rituals or waiting for pristine writing conditions to magically materialize.
Paul G. Tremblay
If you screw up five films straight, then you’re done. It’s a business, the producer invests money and you need to make sure his money is recovered and in the process you give out the best film.
Saqib Saleem
Some people go to bed at night thinking, ‘That was a good day.’ I am one of those who worries and asks, ‘How did I screw up today?’
Tom Hanks
Miserable is a good thing, though. If you start the day miserable, nobody else can screw up your day.
Jake Roberts
You just make sure you don’t screw it up. It’s going to work as long as you don’t mess it up. Hopefully you have plenty of those moments in a big comedy.
Harold Ramis
I worry all the time that we’re going to screw up a customer’s offer.
Glenn Kelman
Now, therefore, the Directors of the company are hereby ordered to see that precautions are taken to make travel on said railroad perfectly safe by using a screw with at least twenty-four inches diameter.
Joshua A. Norton
I don’t believe you have to have eating disorders and mental illness to screw up.
Kirstie Alley
When so much money is involved in these movies, someone somewhere is going to try to screw you.
Adam Duritz
There is always a reverence issue, and I’m no different from any audience member that if someone’s adapting a book or comic that I like, I really don’t want them to screw it up.
Jane Goldman
I know the guru route, I know you go sit on a mountain. But screw India. I ain’t going there.
Susan Powter
The more confidence you get as far as games under your belt, time spent with the guys, time in an offense, dealing with all the bull crap that you deal with in this profession. At some point you’re kind of like, ‘Screw it. I’m going to be me and do everything I can to win and if they don’t like it, then oh well.
Ryan Tannehill
It’s hard for me to be happy because I’m always worried about something going awry or what could happen to screw it up. It’s hard for me to sit and look around, going, ‘Ah, I’m really happy.’ I’m not that kind of person.
Lisa Marie Presley
I do love ‘The Turn of the Screw’ – I just think that one’s always so disturbing.
Gillian Flynn
When you work with web design companies in San Francisco, you end up with a bunch of twenty-somethings who have their own cultural peculiarities, including obscurity for its own sake. You give those guys a website for a banking institution and they screw it up, because they are designing for themselves.
Brenda Laurel
It’s a mood record. Like one night you’re going to be down in the dumps depressed because you’re thinking about your ex-boyfriend and the next moment you’re gonna be like screw him you know? And the next one you’re saying to yourself ‘God I’m in love.’
Willa Ford
It’s been great that every title that we’ve done internally has been a huge success, but when you’ve got 50 or 100 people on there, all their families and everyone counting on you there, the idea of ‘What if you screw up once?’ or ‘What if the market changes?’
John Carmack
I try to stay in line and not be a jerk. I’ve always been conscious that if I really screw up, people might notice.
Amanda Hearst
You only notice long snappers when they screw up.

You only notice long snappers when they screw up.
Brian Urlacher
One good thing about animation is that, if you do screw up a line, they won’t use it. You can keep going until it’s right.
Jim Cummings
I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
George Carlin
I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.
Kim Basinger
I’ve certainly had to bite my tongue on occasion and live to fight another day, so to speak, on certain things. But when you’re new and fresh, you come out and think, ‘I don’t want to screw my chance up, so I’ll go along with what everybody else does.’
Joe Nichols
It’s OK to screw up. For me, this was the big revelation when I was writing my first book, ‘In the Woods’: I could get it wrong as many times as I needed to.
Tana French
The addict will screw you over and lie to you and do all kinds of things.
Daniel Baldwin
I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food.
Alfred Nobel
I’m always the last person they go to with a sequel, because I’m the most skeptical. You know, I’m very proud of what we’ve done, and I don’t want to screw up our series.
Sigourney Weaver
I don’t have a computer – I don’t like to get into it that much ’cause it can screw with your head a little.
James Marsters
About 25 years ago, my wife and I bought Kenny Loggins’ house in Santa Barbara. It was way out of our price range, but we said, ‘Screw it, let’s go for it.’ We’ve raised our family there. We overextended ourselves at the perfect time in our lives, and it worked out for the best.
Jeff Bridges
Every person I talk to has a story about how their smoke alarm went off or woke them up with a battery beeping. So you take it off the wall and you take the battery out and say ‘screw this.’ They hate the products.
Tony Fadell
I’m aware that what I say is going to reach a lot of people so I’m always very careful. But I’m human and I screw up – I’m not very good at saying things on the spot – so I’ll say something and go, ‘aw, man, I should have worded that better than I actually did.’
Carrie Hope Fletcher
You know, you don’t need a leader to sort of administer something that’s going very well. In fact, in one sense, an overly ambitious person in that circumstance can probably screw it up.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
You’re torn between wanting to fill in all the spaces and knowing that’s really going to screw up the screenplay. And yet, how are you going to communicate it to people who really don’t understand the process?
Robert Towne
I think people would be suprised at how much we curse when we screw up. I’m like somebody with Tourette’s Syndrome.
George Eads
As an actor, you always think that whatever job you have is going to be your last. In some way, shape or form, you think you’re going to screw it up and you’re never going to work again.
Ian Somerhalder
Actors, I have to say, most of the time, they elevate things; they don’t screw things up most of the time.
Michael Douglas
If you don’t have the confidence in baking, commit to making the recipe three times. The first two, do it exactly the way I’ve told you to make it. Twice. The first time you’ll screw it up. The second time it will come out pretty good, and then the third time, make your adjustments.
Tom Douglas
A manager’s job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.
Earl Weaver
My job is not to save ‘The Wheel of Time’, to fix ‘The Wheel of Time’, or anything like that. My job is not to screw it up.
Brandon Sanderson
I think it has sullied his presidency. As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is, as magnetic a personality as he can be, there is one little screw loose somewhere.
Morley Safer
Sometimes when something doesn’t go the way it should go, everyone blames the concept. Sometimes we screw up the way we implement it.
Charlie Baker
Cham is the only thing to screw one up when one is down a peg.
Anthony Trollope
I talk out of experience that relationships don’t get messy; it’s our heads that are messy. People’s expectations and beliefs screw up relationships.
Vicky Kaushal
I really love making movies. I just have this yearning in my stomach to go back and somehow subversively screw up television a little bit again.
Chevy Chase
I still talk incessantly about ‘SCTV,’ and I say, ‘Screw the kids!’
Paul Shaffer
It can kind of screw up things if you’re trying to overwork something.
Jeff Bridges
There’s a gray area between Conservative and Orthodox people, for whom you don’t screw around with the mezuzah, you don’t mess with the holy melodies.
Rick Moranis
It takes two to make a relationship, but only one to screw it up.
Nigel Lythgoe
Good luck happens to people who work hard for it. Sometimes people just fall into the honey pot, but I’ve consistently strived to create whatever good fortune I can get in my life – and consistently strive just as hard not to screw it up once I have it!
Patrick Duffy
We all assume that if you're weak and poor, you're neve

We all assume that if you’re weak and poor, you’re never going to win. In fact, the real world is full of examples where the exact opposite happens, where the weak win and the strong screw up.
Malcolm Gladwell
My ex-boyfriend said, ‘You have a better chance of getting elected to Congress than getting on the staff of a television show.’ Which was the perfect thing for him to say, because my entire career is, ‘Well, screw you.’ And we broke up.
Jenji Kohan
I think that whether you’re married or not, in any relationship, there’s always the terror that you’re going to screw something up.
John Krasinski
Meeting my wife Amanda was the best thing that could ever have happened to me. She wasn’t going to let me screw around my life anymore, so I stopped drinking and started behaving like a decent human being.
Jason Bateman
I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.
Emma Watson
I feel my personality is richer than my bank account. So if I meet a girl, maybe first she just likes me because I’m rich. But then she’s gonna get to know me and say, ‘Screw the money.’
will.i.am
Every time I’ve ever gotten close to being successful, I’ve found some way to screw it up.
Joe R. Lansdale
If you start doing things because you hate others and want to screw them over, the end result is bad.
Linus Torvalds
Music is the language of the heart, and conservatives always screw it up.
Glenn Beck
I became a qualified machinist at Vauxhall. For some reason it’s been erroneously reported that I used to screw on hubcaps, but that’s not true. You can’t screw on a hubcap, anyway, so I have no idea where that came from.
Paul Young
I always tell the fans, ‘Screw it! Like what you like. Listen to what you want.’ Insisting that one type of music is better than the next is snobbery, and I have no time for that. Check out all the music that’s out there. There’s great stuff you’re probably missing.
Corey Taylor
When you screw up in the ring, it’s so embarrassing. But the fans don’t know you screwed up unless you act like you just made a mistake.
Jake Roberts
Adele shattered the image of how the stereotypical singer is supposed to look. She has that whole ‘Screw you, I’m awesome for what I do’ attitude, which I really look up to and want to be a part of.
Mary Lambert
You’ve got a great chance in college to do all sorts of terrible irresponsible things, and you should totally do them. I mean, make huge mistakes. This is the time in your life if you screw up, it’s okay because you can bounce back from it.
Patrick Rothfuss
Up until my first book was published, I had all this potential, people would say, and I screwed up. After it, I could say: ‘No, I didn’t screw up.’
Robert M. Pirsig
I try to be as real and honest about everything and very genuine with people and say, ‘Listen, I’m a Christian, and I’m not perfect. I screw up every day, but I think that’s what grace is all about.’
Tim Tebow
I gave my life for Styx and I’m really very proud of it and I didn’t want to perform that music and screw it up.
Dennis DeYoung
I hate performing on live television. It’s so scary, because, if you screw up, you don’t really get any retakes. So when I do television shows now, having been on ‘Idol’ really helps me mentally to just kind of take it all in. So I learned a lot from it.
Phillip Phillips
To become a doctor, you spend so much time in the tunnels of preparation – head down, trying not to screw up, trying to make it from one day to the next – that it is a shock to find yourself at the other end, with someone shaking your hand and asking how much money you want to make.
Atul Gawande
Know that you’re gonna screw up, and be OK with it, and do better next time.
Kameron Hurley
And I laugh at myself when I screw things up, which happens all the time.
Henry Rollins
I can’t change the preconceived notions a reader brings to a work, but I can do my best to be aware of, address, and subvert tropes and expectations that readers may have as best I can and hope I don’t screw it up too much.
Kameron Hurley
If I screw up then everyone’s paying attention and I’ll hear about it.
Katie Hill
I love that as a theme for women: Stop standing by! You’ve got to make stuff happen! You’ve got to create your own world because if you let other people do it, they’re going to just screw you.
Melissa Rosenberg
It’s not the most normal life in the world, but I screw up plenty of times to be a normal teenager.
Mila Kunis
Of course, screwed up families are not the exclusive province of the famous. Still, most families get to screw up in private.
Shawn Amos
I liked to screw around in the kitchen when I was a kid. But I started cooking when I was 15.
Michael Mina
Introductions are always weird for me because my name is Hari and it’s constantly mispronounced . ‘Hurry’, ‘Hairy’ – there are different ways to screw it up, and it leads to these awkward conversations.
Hari Kondabolu
Screw them. Yeah. But not literally. I’m not advocating promiscuity.
Mark Hoppus
At the end of the day, what difference does it make if you made 10 films or 18 films? You made 10 films, but you had a great relationship with your kids, or at least you did your best not to screw them up irrevocably, or you made 18, and they don’t return your phone calls.
Jennifer Connelly
The core of Wikipedia is something people really believe in. That is too valuable for the world to screw it up.
Jimmy Wales
The most satisfaction I get is from doing a good gig, w

The most satisfaction I get is from doing a good gig, which really makes you feel in control. If you’ve worked a room really well, it makes you feel great. TV is a bit more difficult; there are more factors that can screw it up along the way.
Nina Conti
If I screw up, I’m gonna say, ‘You know what? I really screwed up.’ That’s all you can do. Some people gonna forgive you, some people not gonna forgive you. That’s just the way it works.
Charles Barkley
It’s like the Boy Scouts’ motto, be prepared. You’ve got to be ready when the moment is offered. If you’re not, you can actually screw it up for life.
Nigel Hawthorne
In our system of government, an opposition party doesn’t have the ability to pass legislation, but it has the ability to massively screw things up.
Alex Pareene
Regardless of what you feel about Obama and his politics – screw all that. The fact of the matter is, he was the first black guy to be the president of the United States. The history is still being made.
Ed Dwight
There is only so much I can understand and not screw up.
David Krumholtz
I’m astonished at how readily a great many people I know, young people, have accepted a reduced economic prospect and limited freedoms in any substantial sense, and basically traded them for being able to screw around online.
Jaron Lanier
The way to screw up somebody’s life is to give them what they want.
Patrick Swayze