Top 135 Unacceptable Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Unacceptable Quotes from famous people such as Claire Messud, Miriam Margolyes, Anatoly Chubais, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, David Lidington, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

It's still unacceptable for women to have negative emot

It’s still unacceptable for women to have negative emotions, especially anger, and I was trying to write against that.
Claire Messud
Nobody likes Jews. You can’t say people like Jews. We’re not popular. We’re too smart to be liked. But it has been unacceptable to express anti-Semitism since the Holocaust.
Miriam Margolyes
These guys were the real owners of the country, and for them to discuss with this young guy who becomes a member of the government was absolutely unacceptable.
Anatoly Chubais
To admit guilt for nonexistent crimes is unacceptable to me.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
The illegal wildlife trade has an unacceptable human cost for those who have lived for centuries in harmony with wildlife.
David Lidington
The two million or so residents who live beneath the Heathrow flight path are accustomed to the noise. However, they are right to feel that any expansion would represent an unacceptable broken promise.
Zac Goldsmith
You just have to stand and grit your teeth and know your poll numbers are going to go down – and mine have – but you gotta grit through it because the alternative is unacceptable.
Chris Christie
Discrimination – in any form – is unacceptable and runs contrary to New Hampshire’s Live Free or Die Spirit.
Chris Sununu
It is unacceptable for the men and women who protect us to be treated like second class citizens over partisan bickering.
Jeff Van Drew
Every sector of society looks at digital analytics in a productive way. Limiting my ability to use them is just unacceptable. And by the way, Congress conducts polls using traditional methods. No one is using social media analytics as a substitute for that.
Cory Booker
It is unacceptable, it is forbidden, to harm the innocent.
Hassan Nasrallah
President Obama has been attacking relentlessly. In 2008 he said that if you’re out of fresh ideas you use stale tactics against your opponent – you try and make your opponent unacceptable and that’s what he is trying to do.
Rob Portman
Torture remains unacceptable and unjustified at all times, including during states of emergency, political instability, or even in a war.
Antonio Guterres
The notion of artistic responsibility begs questions with no satisfactory conclusions, the most inevitable and ineffectual being that we should just keep thinking and talking about it, given that the alternative – a governmental body monitoring the movies we make and see – is unacceptable.
Steve Erickson
If it’s unseemly and possibly dangerous for a man to be angry, it’s totally unacceptable for a woman to be angry.
Claire Messud
As an actor, I’m allowed – encouraged! – to explore emotions that have been basically unacceptable in my life. I have a huge well of emotional stuff, and once I give myself permission as an actor, it all comes to the surface. But I’ll be damned if I can give myself permission to bring it out as a man.
Andre Braugher
Small businesses drive this economy and it is unacceptable that the President’s budget proposal does not give them the tools they need to be successful.
Solomon Ortiz
I – look, I, you know, I find Donald Trump completely un-presidential, unacceptable. I don’t like his methods. I don’t think he’s got any policies.
Ana Navarro
Fifth place is unacceptable for U.S.A. Swimming. It stings.
Caeleb Dressel
Why are we reading a Shakespeare play or ‘Huckleberry Finn?’ Well, because these works are great, but they also tell us something about the times in which they were created. Unfortunately, previous eras and dead authors often used language or accepted as normal sentiments that we now find unacceptable.
Jane Smiley
If life’s not funny, then it’s just true – and that would be unacceptable.
Billie Lourd
We have to take better care of each other and respect each other. Equality must be a priority. Anything less is unacceptable.
Zdeno Chara
The concept ‘a bit racist’ doesn’t exist. There are no tolerable quantities of racism. It’s unacceptable regardless of where it happens or the form that it takes.
Kevin-Prince Boateng
There are many Palestinians who believe there is no way to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. They call for the right of the return of refugees to Israel – something which is unacceptable for the consensus in Israel and which strikes at the very heart of this issue.
Reuven Rivlin
When I was superintendent of Denver Public Schools, I saw the potential of some of our best and brightest students cut short, punished for the actions of others – kids who had grown up and done well in our school system, and kids who know no other home but America. This is unacceptable.
Michael Bennet
In terms of the espionage, this is something I have talked to President Obama about. We don’t want it to mar the relationship between Mexico and the United States. But it is unacceptable for a country to practice such espionage, especially if there is a good relationship with the other country.
Enrique Pena Nieto
The idea that two political parties can’t come together to get a mission done is foreign to me – and unacceptable.
Chris Gibson
Sam Nunn might bring us Georgia and maybe even another Southern state but, in my opinion, at an unacceptable cost to our principles and to the concept of change that has stirred millions to rise and work for Barack Obama. Sam Nunn would be a disaster as a running mate and a total anathema to millions of Americans.
David Mixner
The fact that we’re Olympic champions and we don’t have any professional teams in our home country is pretty unacceptable.
Stephanie Labbe
To permit a private or industrial actor to knowingly pollute our groundwater is unacceptable, and I do not believe in passing the buck to our children and grandchildren.
Chris Sununu
The abuse of power in Hollywood is an epidemic that needs to change and hopefully the women brave enough to speak out against Harvey Weinstein have made other men look at the behaviour and realise it is unacceptable.
Keeley Hazell
Keeping small nations enslaved because of the deals bet

Keeping small nations enslaved because of the deals between the great nations or because of any pragmatic considerations that might have been there are totally unacceptable.
Mikheil Saakashvili
If my history, my indisputable British history, has never been visited, where does that put me? If we are only going to look at things that need a revisit, you are wiping me out of this country’s history. That is unacceptable to me.
David Oyelowo
All you must do is accept all that is unacceptable to you.
Cheri Huber
It’s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially.
Lauren Bacall
The argument that someone is a bad man is an inadequate argument for war and certainly an inadequate and unacceptable argument for regime change.
John Major
For those of us who have lived abroad and seen our nation in a highly competitive 21st century, and kind of see where this world is going – unless we are able to strengthen our core, we’re going to see the end of the American century. And that is totally unacceptable.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
I understand the importance of COVID precautions, but it is unacceptable to let bureaucracy effectively block veterans from accessing the benefits they have sacrificed greatly for.
Ronny Jackson
When you buy into the cultural idea of what’s acceptable and unacceptable, you reinforce negative stereotypes and prejudices. That wouldn’t work for me. I don’t love to give advice to anyone, because we all have to make our own choices, but I’d want to live my life in truth.
Kerry Washington
Just getting paid for six months out of the year is unacceptable in any kind of job.
Jessica McDonald
An important part of the Internet is that it provides a space for people whose identities are socially unacceptable. If it enables someone who feels minoritised to be who they want to be, it’s actually worth having other people be offensive. I’d much rather have both than have neither.
Nick Harkaway
Maybe something that’s acceptable in your teens or 20s is unacceptable in your 30s or 40s.
Eva Mendes
If you want to conduct terror against Israelis, which is unacceptable, send fighters to do it. Don’t send your women and children.
Naftali Bennett
Anyone who advocates pill testing is giving the green light to drugs. That is absolutely unacceptable.
Gladys Berejiklian
I readily concede that a prime minister is not required to speak on every occasion or on every subject, but when there is a duty to speak, silence is unacceptable. Silence can be a strategy, silence can be a tactic, but silence can never be an answer to the ills of our polity and the fault lines of our society.
P. Chidambaram
My life has been immensely enriched by gay mentors, colleagues and friends, and any discrimination and persecution of gay people is unacceptable.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Unfortunately, the experience on HealthCare.gov has been highly frustrating for many Americans. These problems are unacceptable.
Todd Park
Too often, I hear stories of teachers and parents spending part of their paychecks to ensure there are supplies in the classroom – even basic necessities like pens, pencils and paper. This is unacceptable.
Doug Ducey
Scissors, screwdrivers and the like pose an unacceptable risk to flight crews as well passengers.
Dave Reichert
When we look at Huawei and ZTE, there are significant indicators that – because of Huawei’s close relationship with the Chinese military and Chinese intelligence, the use of Huawei technologies could create backdoors for areas of access to consumer data or company data that we would find unacceptable.
Abigail Spanberger
That migrant families might be menaced or threatened in any way, shape or form when they arrive at our border – often times after an unimaginably arduous journey – is completely unacceptable.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
It is absolutely unacceptable to think that in the last year of the president’s term, that he should stop doing his job, and he won’t.
Maggie Hassan
We can guess that the unacceptable conduct of the soldiers at Abu Ghraib resulted in part from the dangerous state of affairs on the ground in a theater of war.
John Yoo
I have done over 50 years in politics and this trial by media is unacceptable to me. Anybody can take any stand, and then run editorials… The media creates a hype, the opposition starts shouting, I sack my ministers… how do I run my government?
Amarinder Singh
I think racism is unacceptable and should not be stood for. It is not an issue just in Italy, it is around the world.
Chris Smalling
Today, it is research with human embryonic stem cells and attempts to prepare cloned stem cells for research and medical therapies that are being disavowed as being ethically unacceptable.
Paul Berg
It is absolutely unacceptable to single out any political group – right, left, or center – and say we’re going to target them. That is unthinkable.
Dick Durbin
It is only human supremacy, which is as unacceptable as racism and sexism, that makes us afraid of being more inclusive.
Ingrid Newkirk
Let me be crystal clear: There is no such thing as ‘limited use’ nuclear weapons, and for a Pentagon advisory board to promote their development is absolutely unacceptable.
Dianne Feinstein
Racism is unacceptable in the real world, and it’s unacceptable online.
FKA twigs
It is unacceptable to be disrespectful of Congressman Crowley. He’s done some phenomenal, phenomenal work for the Bronx and Queens.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
The unhappiest memories are of losing my mother when I was 14. Alter six months, my father remarried. The thought that somebody was taking the place of my mother was unacceptable. It is sad because, after that, my father also changed.
Sushma Swaraj
We aren't safe in our own home, in our own country, and

We aren’t safe in our own home, in our own country, and in our own land. For me, it is the most ridiculous thing ever. The rate at which women are being harmed is rapidly growing and is unacceptable.
Shibani Dandekar
Not using fly ash in our highways would just be a plain waste of taxpayers’ money, which I find unacceptable. Most people don’t realize that without fly ash, many of Montana’s infrastructure projects simply would not have been possible – like the Hungry Horse Dam near Glacier National Park.
Matt Rosendale
Any threat to the health and safety of a child in any school or classroom is unacceptable.
Kate Brown
We have to understand that in this country, it’s unacceptable for anyone to be sick and in need of care and not able to get that care simply because they don’t have enough money.
Tulsi Gabbard
Discrimination of any kind is unacceptable, but we all know there are invisible moments and instances of discrimination that take place each and every day.
Ned Lamont
It’s unacceptable to just sit on the couch and say I’m not doing anything. You’ve got to get out and do everything you can.
Owen Hart
I think a culture of nonviolence will help create the condition where poverty is unacceptable, where racism is way behind us and not something that we have to deal with on a frequent basis, and where militarism and violence are reduced almost to be nonexistent.
Martin Luther King III
Modi is speaking about national unity, but the leaders of his party are openly saying in their speeches that if Muslims have to stay in India, they must live as second grade citizens. This is wholly unacceptable.
Raza Murad
I’m an Afro-realist. I take what comes, and I do my best to affect what is unacceptable in society.
Wole Soyinka
Any Congressional agreement of an arbitrary time table to bring our troops home before we have accomplished our mission is unacceptable and could potentially increase the risk to our soldiers.
James T. Walsh
In Greece, refugees are being waved through to the heart of Europe. That is simply unacceptable in the long run. The European Union cannot act like a human trafficker.
Sebastian Kurz
John Boozman has been traveling the world, making 129 visits to 53 countries during his time in Washington, and ignoring the real problems hardworking Arkansans are facing every single day. That is unacceptable.
Conner Eldridge
When you talk about a great actor, you’re not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It’s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it’s kind of a sickness.
Lauren Bacall
It’s unacceptable to tour using non-environmentally friendly fuel when there are alternatives.
KT Tunstall
Game studios, developers, and major publishers need to vocally speak up against the harassment of women and say this behavior is unacceptable.
Anita Sarkeesian
The UFC didn’t want me to fight there so what could I do? We were unable to make a deal. They offered unacceptable conditions.
Fedor Emelianenko
As an OB-GYN physician, I understand the importance of protecting Americans from sexually transmitted diseases, and I applaud the development of an HPV vaccine. But for states to mandate vaccination for young women is both unprecedented and unacceptable.
Phil Gingrey
I could never vote for Trump. His divisive rhetoric is unacceptable and I just could never support him.
Kevin Faulconer
Though most youngsters in France are fitness-conscious, I would not shame anyone for how they look. That’s unacceptable and I don’t stand for it.
Vaani Kapoor
Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating, a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation.
William Vickrey
For our veterans to have to wait long periods of time to receive care is not only unacceptable to us, but to elected officials as well.
Chuck Norris
The problem with UKIP and the extreme right – Mr. Le Pen, Wilders – they are really good at making an analysis of the problem. And they immediately go completely overboard in providing a solution that would never work and is morally completely unacceptable.
Frans Timmermans
It is unacceptable that people often have to make huge sacrifices just to find a place to live, a roof over their heads.
Eric Cantona
I find that people find a way out of misery through humor and it’s humor that’s often unacceptable to people who are not in quite such a state of misery.
Danny Boyle
We’re no longer in the Cold War. Eavesdropping on friends is unacceptable.
Vladimir Putin
The Russian revolution is one of history’s car wrecks. We do know the ending, but we continue to watch. It expresses aspects of human nature we find unacceptable.
Kathryn Harrison
It is unacceptable that someone can work full time – and work hard – and not be able to lift themselves out of poverty.
Sherrod Brown
I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else.
Casey Affleck
Silence is accepting the unacceptable when it comes from anybody.
Dagen McDowell
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Robert Fripp
As a woman, I have faced issues that men do not have to face – sexism included. I think that all women have, and that is totally unacceptable.
Kat Timpf
It's unacceptable for any past or present service membe

It’s unacceptable for any past or present service member to lose access or go through increased hurdles to get the medical services they rely on.
Dan Donovan
A flat-rate poll tax would be politically unsustainable; even with a rebate scheme, the package would have an unacceptable impact on certain types of household.
Nigel Lawson
I still don’t know how to cook and that’s just unacceptable.
Mo Rocca
It is simply unacceptable for people to sneak into this country illegally on Thursday, obtain a government-issued I.D. on Friday, head for the welfare office on Monday, and cast a vote on Tuesday.
Sonny Perdue
The First Australians are the true cooks and ‘food inventors’ of these lands and their exclusion from our history, and specifically our food culture, is unacceptable.
Jock Zonfrillo
I’m naturally athletic. I’ve been involved in sports since I could walk. So, for me to be sedentary is just unacceptable. Not only is it great for your physical body, but it gives me more energy during the day if I’ve worked out. I feel better. I look better.
Eva Longoria
There are so many hard-wired ideas we’ve grown up with that we’re now realizing are unacceptable.
Asher Keddie
Resorting to violence and the use of force at holy sites is unacceptable, whatever the reason might be.
Ahmet Necdet Sezner
From the material point of view the proposal is unacceptable, for France, without further territory in Europe being taken from her, could be so crushed as to lose her position as a Great Power, and become subordinate to German policy.
Edward Grey
If we had done the work that we should have done in the 20th century to combat our history of racial inequality, no one could win national office after demonizing people because they’re Mexican or Muslim. We would be in a place where we would find that unacceptable.
Bryan Stevenson
If Romney explains why where we are with Obama is unacceptable, why whither we are tending is even worse – and why his own alternative path forward is superior – then we trust the American people to make the right choice in November.
Bill Kristol
Gun violence in Chicago is unacceptable. It threatens everything we have done together and all of the progress we have made in other areas.
Rahm Emanuel
I’ve heard from too many business leaders that they are having to look outside of Virginia to find workers with the right skills sets. That’s unacceptable.
Ralph Northam
We’re the acceptable edge of the unacceptable stuff.
Peter Buck
The format’s better because it gives us a much stronger hand to play when going to the North Koreans unified, with our allies and partners in the region, all of us saying the same thing: telling them their current course is unacceptable.
Mitchell Reiss
Full-time workers earning the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 only earn about $14,500 a year in wages – below the poverty line for a family of two. That’s unacceptable.
Tom Perez
It is totally unacceptable that there are countries with no paediatric cardiac surgeries.
Magdi Yacoub
It is unacceptable for passengers to be stranded in planes on the tarmac for hours on end.
Anthony Foxx
To publicly shame and attack someone who’s been found to be harassed, to intimidate someone who’s found to already have been harassed is unacceptable.
Jagmeet Singh
Human attention tends to be focused on the satisfactions relationships are hoped to bring, precisely because somehow they have not been truly satisfactory. And if they do satisfy, the price of this satisfaction has often been found to be unacceptable.
Zygmunt Bauman
There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.
Fran Lebowitz
If a mother or a caregiver does not have a job that pays a living wage and they cannot afford child care, that is unacceptable. I’ve talked to my constituents over the years, and child care can almost bankrupt a family, even a two-parent household in which both parents are working.
Nina Turner
You know obviously my stand on racism is that it’s unacceptable and that we should always stand up to it.
Adam Goodes
I can tell you categorically that any mal-treatment of any detainees by U.S. forces or coalition forces is totally unacceptable – that our orders have and will continue to be that we will treat everyone in our charge with – humanely and with respect.
Peter Pace
Is Portland worse off than other cities? Is Portland really ‘Tent City U.S.A.?’ I want to be clear: The answer is no. While the homeless situation in Portland is significant and unacceptable, it is not unique.
Ted Wheeler
Regardless of how deplorable Trump is, using violence and physical attacks against his supporters is unacceptable and grossly counterproductive.
Ana Kasparian
I always said that Wahhabism is unacceptable for the Chechen nation.
Akhmad Kadyrov
The fact that women are paid 73 cents on the dollar for work equivalent to work being done by men is unacceptable in America.
John Edwards
I was kind of loathe to go on social media. I find the trolling unacceptable, and I never wanted to look like I was someone who would accept that.
Daisy Ridley
It is unacceptable that a senator or a representative in the American House of Representatives assist Afghanistan during the war and meet with Bin Laden and al-Qaeda leaders, express his support for their war against the U.S., and be allowed to return to serve in Congress.
Avigdor Lieberman
There is no, and cannot be, any situation in which we don’t respect the law and the judiciary. It is unacceptable to attack the courts; criticism is allowed, but attacks are not. It shakes the basis of our democracy.
Reuven Rivlin
With our Reserve and Guard units playing increasingly i

With our Reserve and Guard units playing increasingly important roles in the war on terror and in Iraq, it is unacceptable to make them jump through any unnecessary hurdles.
Pat Roberts
Musicians are at the bottom of the creative pyramid and authors are at the top, and many people think it’s unacceptable for someone to attempt to jump from the bottom to the top of the pyramid.
Nick Cave
John Paul II made it clear that… liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary, but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable.
Claudio Hummes
If I were to say you are crazy, what part of that would you find unacceptable?
Daisy Donovan
Last year, customs officials screened only five percent of the 11 million cargo containers entering the United States. That rate is both unacceptable and dangerous to our national and economic interests.
Allyson Schwartz
I have a good relationship with the Albanian fans. But when you are called a traitor – that is such a harsh word. Most of the Albanian fans respect me. But ‘traitor’ is unacceptable considering the background of my family.
Granit Xhaka
When someone makes a racist remark, that doesn’t make him a racist, but you have to say, ‘This the line. You’ve crossed it, and you have to apologize’ – not only to the person who has been hurt but also the people who live with that racial abuse almost all their lives. I think that’s unacceptable if you don’t.
Edgar Davids
Asylum is for people fleeing persecution, not those searching for a better job. Yet our broken system – with its debilitating court rulings, a crushing backlog, and gaping loopholes – allows illegal migrants to get into our country anyway and for whatever reason they want. This gaming of the system is unacceptable.
Kirstjen Nielsen
I think that the idea of a war on an abstract noun is unacceptable.
Hamza Yusuf
The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable… those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
Bernadine Dohrn
I find the fact that more than 750,000 children still die every year around the world because of severe dehydration due to diarrhea unacceptable.
Chelsea Clinton