Top 120 Dreadful Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Dreadful Quotes from famous people such as Jane Goldman, Jenny Eclair, Jhumpa Lahiri, Amanda Holden, Charles Dance, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I really enjoy the company of my kids… I’m not one of those people who goes ‘Yeah, my kids are my mates’, that’s a dreadful kind of mother, but I’m fortunate that there are times that they do want me around, and I feel lucky that they let me into their world.
Jane Goldman
The only way to go on holiday is with your expectations at ground level. Convince yourself before you go that the weather’s going to be dreadful and there will be nylon sheets. You’ll then be pleasantly surprised.
Jenny Eclair
I have very little choice. If I don’t write, I feel dreadful. So I write.
Jhumpa Lahiri
People have been able to see that as cheeky and as flirty as I am, I am not the dreadful slapper that the press used to portray me as. But it will probably all turn around and people will hate me again in a couple of years.
Amanda Holden
I like to be busy. I once shared an agent with the late Sir John Gielgud, who, at 96, was apparently still ringing up, saying, ‘Hello, Gielgud here, any work?’ Good on him. We’ve got to keep working. If we retire, there’ll be nobody to play the old wrinklies, and that would be a dreadful shame.
Charles Dance
Don’t get me wrong – I’m a big fan of things American – but when American people do British stuff, it’s so universally dreadful.
Martin Freeman
In 1906, just as we were definitely giving up the old shed laboratory where we had been so happy, there came the dreadful catastrophe which took my husband away from me and left me alone to bring up our children and, at the same time, to continue our work of research.
Marie Curie
The first couple of pictures I wrote and directed were dreadful, because I was dealing in worlds that were not familiar to me, and writing about fantasy. They were just not anything I was really connected to.
Emilio Estevez
I think we’re doing a dreadful job of educating.
Ray Bradbury
I, Master John Hus, in chains and in prison, now standing on the shore of this present life and expecting on the morrow a dreadful death, which will, I hope, purge away my sins, find no heresy in myself, and accept with all my heart any truth whatsoever that is worthy of belief.
Jan Hus
The dreadful truth is that when people come to see their MP they have run out of better ideas.
Boris Johnson
I’ve been in so many good movies that I felt like nobody saw; it’s a pretty dreadful feeling.
Woody Harrelson
There will always be that dreadful monster prejudice to do extra battle against because of their color.
Major Taylor
I was living in Maryland and my first week was dreadful. My first week I actually got into a fight at school.
Christina Milian
The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
Stephen Ambrose
I have been an Avengers fan since the middle 1960s. I grew up with them, and I’ve imagined a hundred different versions of an Avengers movie. I think I even have a script I wrote back in eighth grade, ‘Avengers vs. the Mole Man.’ Truly dreadful, but a work of love.
Jonathan Maberry
Today’s children have very short attention spans because they are being reared on dreadful television programmes which are flickering away in the corner.
Claire Tomalin
Corbyn sounds like a dreadful town, dresses like a catalogue model for the Sue Ryder shop and won’t look significantly different when he’s been dead for a week.
Frankie Boyle
If you get involved with something on stage that makes you feel dreadful, that’s a nightmare because you have to repeat it every night.
Lesley Sharp
The idea of victimage is a dreadful thing, a product of a safe middle-class perspective. What people who are not safe develop is a tragic wisdom, a wisdom that embraces contradiction and seeks a sense of balance rather than going to extremes.
Gerald Vizenor
Well, life is dark, isn’t it? Mostly, it’s dreadful. At the same time, death is funny too. I mean, look at the fuss we make of it.
Upamanyu Chatterjee
This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Certainly ‘Survivors,’ when we put that series out, the second series dipped below 5 million for one of the episodes – all of a sudden, there’s no recommission, and I think that’s dreadful.
Max Beesley
All travellers who had preceded me into the Barren Grounds had relied on the abundant game, and in consequence suffered dreadful hardships; in some cases even starved to death.
Ernest Thompson Seton
Even having to do the amount of press that I have to do is dreadful and gives me so much anxiety. After having done this whole slew of press for ‘Big Love’, now I’ll have anxiety dreams for like a week and a half about all the stupid things I said.
Chloe Sevigny
If one of my romantic-comedy colleagues had written and directed ‘Love Actually,’ they would have been torn limb from limb. I thought it was awful, contrived, dreadful. I could see every twist and turn. I thought it was despicable. It was the writing that got me.
Lisa Jewell
The dreadful burden of having nothing to do.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
If people take an interest in you and they think there’s half a chance, they might hang on. It’s dreadful.
Daniel Day-Lewis
We started by playing girls who only married at the end of the picture. We didn’t play wives. That came later. But the most dreadful thing was when a star had to play a mother. That was the beginning of her professional end.
Lana Turner
After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.
Albert Camus
As in any war, there have been dreadful mistakes and civilian casualties. The difference is when Israelis kill innocents they apologize; when Hezbollah kills innocents they celebrate.
J. D. Hayworth
Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below

Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below were the shadows – the dark shadows of buildings and bridges that formed the base of this dreadful masterpiece.
Ernie Pyle
I listened to a clip someone had put up of me singing ‘I Am What I Am’ in the musical ‘La Cage aux Folles.’ I thought I was absolutely dreadful. It’s like when you see photos of yourself at parties – at the time you thought you looked so cool and glamorous but you just look a bit drunk.
Roger Allam
If everything was planned, it would be dreadful. If everything was unplanned, it would be equally dreadful.
Errol Morris
I was a house dad. Once, my wife was working as a dispatcher at the fire department, and I was staying home and writing while baby-sitting my son, who hardly ever slept. So I wrote in twenty-minute patches. Some of that early stuff is just dreadful. I got a thousand rejects.
Joe R. Lansdale
Music was such an important part of everyone’s life in the ’60s and ’70s, but everywhere you played, the music was dreadful.
Peter Hook
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in the truth.
I started off in this dreadful, vulgar film called ‘The Libertine.’ I was just learning. I needed the money.
Audrey Tautou
Being a single mother in the late 1950s was a very shocking thing – and dreadful thing – for people.
Bernard Sumner
I spent a lot of time in hospitals as a child with these dreadful calliper things, and in push-chairs and God knows what else. I had no interest in sport and no ability at it, and so on. But on the other hand, I had a very powerful imaginative life.
David Starkey
The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters – not to talk in armies and nations and numbers – but to track it home.
D. H. Lawrence
No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness.
Matthew Henry
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
Friedrich Schiller
I was pretty dreadful on my first night as an announcer as back in those days the scorecards were written in a very strange way so that didn’t help and some of the fighter’s names were unpronounceable.
Michael Buffer
It is dreadful to see actors reproducing the same image constantly.
Emmanuelle Riva
Children and teens need to explore the dark side as a healthy part of growing. If a child is protected from everything dreadful, he will have no coping mechanisms in place when finally confronted with disaster.
Annette Curtis Klause
There’s always a sense of tragedy with icons. It happened to both the Princess of Wales and Diana Dors. A lot of people had grown up with them, and everybody loved them. Then, when they had at last found happiness, they were taken in the most dreadful way.
Keeley Hawes
To most people, jazz-fusion means this dreadful synthetic jazz-rock thing, this jazz-Muzak, which I detest. They also think of jazz as a specific form of music, while to me it’s just the opposite.
Allan Holdsworth
I’ve been into lots of auditions, and I’m sure I’ve lost a lot of jobs through that because I’m pretty dreadful at reading.
Sean Bean
I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that ‘nothing succeeds like success.’
Doris Lessing
I think the notion of retirement is just a dreadful, dreadful idea and I hope I never have to do that.
Michael Moritz
So many things that happen to you are so dreadful, it’s important to have a sense of humour.
Debbie Reynolds
When the Second World War finished, I was 23, and already I had seen enough horror to last me a lifetime. I’d seen dreadful, dreadful things, without saying a word. So seeing horror depicted on film doesn’t affect me much.
Christopher Lee
I call on the Western democracies and primarily on the leader of the free world, the United States: Do not repeat the dreadful mistake of 1938, when enlightened European democracies decided to sacrifice Czechoslovakia for a convenient temporary solution… Israel will not be Czechoslovakia.
Ariel Sharon
Upon the farm of the uncle with whom I lived, we did know of the mortgage as some dreadful damper on youthful hopes of things that could not be bought. I do have a vivid recollection that the major purpose of a farm was to produce a living right on the spot for the family.
Herbert Hoover