Top 265 Excuse Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Excuse Quotes from famous people such as Bob Barr, Sam Hunt, Andrew Weil, Vivienne Westwood, David Bowie, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Now, national conventions are largely an excuse for com

Now, national conventions are largely an excuse for companies and party leaders to throw parties for delegates to attend, to network and have a good time.
Bob Barr
The money factor had been kind of my excuse as to why I hadn’t put out any music. So I just found the cheapest way to make music and get it to people, and that was via the Internet.
Sam Hunt
It does kids no favors, and sets them up for a potential lifetime of poor health and social embarrassment, to excuse them from family meals of real food. Everyone benefits from healthy eating, but it is particularly crucial at the beginning of life.
Andrew Weil
I just use fashion as an excuse to talk about politics. Because I’m a fashion designer, it gives me a voice, which is really good.
Vivienne Westwood
The truest form of any form of revolutionary Left, whatever you want to call it, was Jack Kerouac, E.E. Cummings, & Ginsberg’s period. Excuse me, but that’s where it was at.
David Bowie
Resveratrol had a decent benefit when the mice were obese and sedentary. The mice that were fed a lean diet and resveratrol lived significantly longer than other treated mice as well as those that had no healthy diet and no resveratrol. So resveratrol is not an excuse to be lazy or eat whatever you want.
David Andrew Sinclair
I think the best way to find out about something is to try to do it to the max. A lot of people take up a hobby or sport and then find an excuse not to carry on with it. Once I start something, I won’t stop until I’m as good at it as I’ll ever be.
Bruce Dickinson
From a moral point of view, there is no excuse for terrorist acts, regardless of the motive or the situation under which they are carried out.
Jurgen Habermas
As you get older, you don’t really have any excuse to be stupid anymore, to be in the dark.
Deryck Whibley
There’s no excuse for losing for me.
Jordan Burroughs
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.
Derek Jeter
There is no excuse for waste, fraud, and abuse in the Defense Department budget.
John Bolton
Today, there’s no excuse for not learning how to get our financial houses in order. Some of us close our eyes, take a deep breath and say a prayer when it comes to managing our finances.
A’Lelia Bundles
An excuse is the handy explanation we offer when we disappoint other people.
Marshall Goldsmith
There’s no excuse for drink-driving.
Ant McPartlin
This whole science thing of working out if players are a little bit tired just gives you an excuse to leave them out.
Gary Lineker
Obamacare is the wildly complex Rube Goldberg contraption it is because getting the legislation through Congress required so many political tradeoffs and so many unavoidable deals with so many vested interests. But that’s no excuse.
Tina Brown
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
Thomas a Kempis
Democrats want to use the slowdown as an excuse to do what their special interests are always begging for: higher taxes, bigger government and less trade with other nations.
Mitt Romney
I always run around in gym clothes, great excuse and you never know when you can catch a yoga class.
Sonja Morgan
We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
I’ve talked to men who feel like they’re overly sexual and, therefore, are attracted to any female who walks down the street. I will not excuse his activity with every female just because he feels driven in that direction.
Tony Evans
You can take what is handed to you and use it as an excuse to mess up. But I’ve always handled what was given to me by life. I consider myself lucky. I was never lied to. And I was loved.
Leighton Meester
Normally, making polenta means having a convenient excuse to use all the butter, milk, and Parmesan in my fridge. Using miso and water instead builds tons of flavor but keeps the texture light.
Chris Morocco
It will never do to plead sin as an excuse for sin, or to attempt to justify sinful acts by pleading that we have an evil heart. This instead of being a valid apology, is the very ground of our condemnation.
Archibald Alexander
None of the body was designed to play football. Excuse me, you know, football, we’re just not designed for.
Joe Namath
Fred VanVleet’s story – here’s a kid who’s not very fast, not very tall, undrafted, had every excuse to not make it big and here he is and he’s gonna be one of the top free agents.
Dwane Casey
When I was a kid, my parents never let me use race as an excuse. They’d say, ‘When you walk into a room and it’s all white, those kids have to work to stand out, not you.’
Will Packer
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.
Henry David Thoreau
Putting myself into categories is fun, and I think it also gives me insight into my own nature. When I see myself more clearly, I can more easily see ways that I might do things differently, to make myself happier. Categories can be unhelpful, however, when they become too all-defining, or when they become an excuse.
Gretchen Rubin
I didn’t do drugs. It wasn’t my thing. But the drink was terrible. Today when I look back, it’s like I was another person. You could call it a coping mechanism, but that would be an excuse. I just drank too much.
Gary Oldman
If somebody tells me to work or exercise, I go the othe

If somebody tells me to work or exercise, I go the other way. I’ll come up with an excuse.
John Prine
If a filmmaker is making a movie about a nice Midwestern family or a story that needs a very white character or a black or a Chinese, then I don’t expect to go up for it. But I know, especially in places like New York, there’s no excuse not to see various colors.
Sarita Choudhury
‘Bad’ health, in a thousand different forms, is used as an excuse for failing to do what a person wants to do, failing to accept greater responsibilities, failing to make more money, failing to achieve success.
David Joseph Schwartz
Weapons of mass destruction – nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons – are just that, and no cause can excuse their use.
Richard N. Haass
You can’t afford to be lazy in this business, and in the past I’ve used all the travelling and the hotels as an excuse not to stick to exercise regimes and looking after myself.
Phil Taylor
Every evening, I would excuse myself from playing in the backyard and go inside to watch the evening news… I wanted to get out there and see the world, and as a kid, I knew that Peter Jennings had a thirst and hunger to travel the world, too.
David Muir
I write my plays to create an excuse for full-tilt acting and performing.
Eric Bogosian
Ever since his inauguration, President Trump’s political opponents have been pushing to impeach him. They just hadn’t found the right excuse. In other words, they knew where they wanted to end up but they just hadn’t found the right vehicle to drive them down the road.
Sharyl Attkisson
I saw the government really using the excuse of a weak economy and a financial crisis to create more government and to push onto the American entrepreneurial society more and more restraints and government activity.
Rob Portman
I don’t think writing or co-writing my songs makes me a better singer, but I haven’t really got an excuse not to do it as I’ve got too many opinions!
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
I have a daughter and she’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me. She gives me a good excuse to watch cartoons.
Mike Dirnt
As a scientist in charge of space sensors and entire space missions before I was at NASA, I myself was involved in projects that overran. But that’s no excuse for remaining silent about this growing problem or failing to champion reform.
Alan Stern
Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football.
Fran Lebowitz
I did once talk non-stop for 12 and a half hours, but it was to raise money for a worthwhile charity. At least, that’s my excuse.
Gyles Brandreth
As an actor, you don’t have much choice about your appearance. It’s a good excuse for looking ridiculous.
Kit Harington
In Hollywood, the guy who plays Batman and Spiderman also plays normal characters. The biggest stars in the world want to play different characters. We can’t give the excuse that because an actor played a superhero in his previous film, his next one won’t work.
I still get nervous on dates. I’ll be sitting at dinner with a guy and I have to excuse myself and go to the bathroom because I can’t breathe.
Shannen Doherty
As it turns out, one of the biggest choices we have doing the show is deciding the tangents we are allowed to take, the stuff that we see along the way. We’re allowed to explore the world at large on these things; the urban-legend aspect of it is just kind of an excuse.
Jamie Hyneman
And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself.
Murray Walker
I consider ISIS nothing more than an excuse for Iran to continue its mischief.
Jim Mattis
There is no excuse for anyone not to train three times a week. People want to look fat. Anyone can change their mind if they want to. It’s all about motivation.
Lou Ferrigno
I love dressing up around the holidays! My friends also really like to get dressed up. It’s an excuse to get fancy.
Beth Riesgraf
The President has once again failed us. Millions of Americans are at risk of going without the flu vaccine this year because the administration failed to act proactively to ensure an adequate supply. There is simply no excuse for this.
Jon Corzine
Civil rights icons, famous journalists, big-time movie producers may all have credits to their name that we can recognize and be grateful for, but their record of good works cannot excuse their harassment of women.
Pramila Jayapal