Top 353 Controversy Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Controversy Quotes from famous people such as Shilpa Shinde, Stellan Skarsgard, Shakira, Rebecca MacKinnon, Ben Shapiro, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I think I was born for controversies.

I think I was born for controversies.
Shilpa Shinde
I’m not always happy when Hollywood does remakes of films, but that’s usually when they have a very, very, very good film, and they take away anything controversial from it and make flatter.
Stellan Skarsgard
I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing. She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself.
It would be normal for anybody running a high-profile, politically controversial operation in China to anticipate worst-case scenario, and to do everything possible to guard against them.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Show Republicans a shiny pro-life or pro-marriage issue and they’d much rather address that controversial topic than keep pressing on the tyranny that Obamacare represents.
Ben Shapiro
Donald Trump may occasionally say things that are controversial or even objectionable to some, but those are words.
Tom Cotton
The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find.
Freda Adler
The proposal that men and women should be treated equally under the law is hardly a controversial concept.
Carolyn Maloney
I sometimes feel that I have been born to attract controversy.
Amitabh Bachchan
Despite my involvement in difficult and sometimes controversial questions I have received consistent support from the people of Ashfield. They have recognised that it is necessary to take difficult decisions, that newspapers do not always report fairly or accurately.
Geoff Hoon
I really thank my parents for giving me the good sense to not get into anything wrong. There are many people around who like controversies, and I actually wonder how do they do it. I don’t have the courage to get into controversies. There are people who love it; I find it silly.
Saina Nehwal
Evolutionary psychology has often been a field whose most prominent practitioners get embroiled in controversy – witness the 2010 case of Harvard professor Marc Hauser, whose graduate students came forward to say he’d been faking evidence for years.
Annalee Newitz
There can be no democracy without truth. There can be no truth without controversy, there can be no change without freedom. Without freedom there can be no progress.
Andrew Young
I don’t want to be known as this bitter, ex-Scientologist. I’m not trying to bash anybody, and I’m not trying to be controversial. I just want people to know the truth.
Leah Remini
Before its immature ways caught up with it, Uber got bigger and went further than Webvan ever did. But it bleeds money, courts controversy, and makes enemies like no company Ive ever seen.
Adam Lashinsky
Give the benefit of the doubt to your opponents if they walk back a controversial statement.
Dan Crenshaw
Why is it controversial to talk about the fact that fat people deserve to take up space and deserve to be sexy?
Tess Holliday
First rule of change is controversy. You can’t get away from it for the simple reason all issues are controversial. Change means movement, and movement means friction, and friction means heat, and heat means controversy.
Saul Alinsky
Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.
Yoko Ono
I lost in the amateurs, losing a controversial fight that stopped me going to an Olympic Games – and it’s not a nice feeling.
Callum Smith
It is a virtual reflex for governments to plead security concerns when they undertake any controversial action, often as a pretext for something else.
Noam Chomsky
A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.
Jane Smiley
I worked for George Bush. I’m proud to have worked for him. I think that a lot of the most controversial things we did, that people didn’t like and – and criticized us for, things like the terror surveillance program or the enhanced interrogation techniques, were things that allowed us to save lives.
Dick Cheney
The nation state law has nothing controversial.
Ayelet Shaked
People say that I got into ‘Bigg Boss’ because of controversies, but I don’t care.
Shehnaaz Gill
Real Madrid is a very big club and bad results generate controversy.
There are comics who choose to be controversial, and people have to make a judgment call. You either watch it or you don’t. It’s possible to be funny about anything, it just depends on how you approach it and if you’ve got good self-editing skills.
Lenny Henry
As you know, the fossil record includes not only the ancestors of crocodiles and whales, but also the ancestors of human beings. And this, of course, is why evolution remains controversial.
Kenneth R. Miller
I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
Calvin Klein
I’m very… controversial for some reason.
Lil Peep
I am as fearless as the Rani of Jhansi and I will fight against all those people who are dragging me in controversy.
Rakhi Sawant
I'm generally slow to anger, quick to forgive, and I ta

I’m generally slow to anger, quick to forgive, and I take in information before making decisions. So no matter how controversial the decision, my general demeanour is to put on white lab coat and gloves and look at the evidence, weigh the arguments and see what makes sense.
Peter Blair Henry
I like the idea that my audience doesn’t see what I do as controversial.
Dave Sim
Anything with Tito Ortiz’s name on it will always involve a bit of controversy.
Tito Ortiz
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way – and the fools know it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Controversies are a package deal in this industry. You just have to understand that and accept it.
Akshay Kumar
However controversial Mayweather may be, he doesn’t bring down the name of boxing. The fast cars, the jets and the money causes controversy but that does not bring the game down.
Chris Eubank Sr.
Mammography will remain a controversial issue because it is an imperfect tool involving ionizing radiation. Let’s move beyond this method that is decades old and move forward with an early detection method for breast cancer that will not increase a women’s cancer risk at all.
Margaret Cuomo
I legitimately wanted to know if Mayor Bloomberg was going to ban large margaritas that I cry over while on a date alone at Dallas BBQ as a part of his controversial soda ban.
Liberal arts colleges have traditionally provided a forum for debating ideas. Avoiding controversy and ‘playing it safe’ by not inviting – or disinviting – speakers with ‘controversial’ views stifles debate.
Bob Beckel
When I did the national anthem, I did a soulful, kind of gospel-y version, but it was controversial with the war veterans, just the people who wanted to hear it the old, clinical, atmospheric way, and I didn’t want to sing it like that.
Jose Feliciano
I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money.
Barbara Bush
I never seek controversy or foresee it for my pictures. I take a personal stand, and perhaps because my films are on contemporary subjects, people do not share my point of view.
Otto Preminger
I think it’s not controversial to say there’s a lot of us who need to be reminded that we’re wasting our time and making things worse for ourselves if we’re carrying anger around with us all the time.
Brendan Hunt
Ergonomists are not physicians – they are engineers – and their medical theories are controversial. Some of the world’s leading medical researchers deny that repetitive motion causes injury.
Eugene Scalia
We’ve had a lot of controversy in our career, and it’s never been intentional.
Martie Maguire
No great advance has been made in science, politics, or religion without controversy.
Lyman Beecher
Science moves fastest when there’s plenty of debate and controversy.
Lee Smolin
I think there are no good people at a white supremacist rally, and apparently that’s just a real controversial take.
Kat Timpf
Slavery is not the only question which comes up in this controversy. There is a far more important one to you, and that is, what shall be done with the free negro?
Stephen Douglas
Just because you say something doesn’t make it controversial, and it doesn’t make you a bad person.
Charles Barkley
‘Fifty Shades’ opened the door and made it easier to write about any issue that’s controversial. It has helped other authors talk honestly.
Jay Asher
I don’t do things for the response or for the controversy. I just live my life.
CBS’s Major Garrett writes in ‘National Journal’ about a new version of the ‘stray voltage’ theory of communication in which the president purposefully overstates his case knowing that it will create controversy.
John Dickerson
I think that as I continue to write, my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative.
Christopher Darden
Art fairs are a lot like professional proms – you make contacts, have a lot to look at, and in some cases, you make friends forever. I think that for artists, they can be a bit controversial: they stimulate curiosity, but at the same time, you’re always trying to not have your work hung on a wall.
Maurizio Cattelan
I don’t know how I became controversy’s favourite child.
S. Sreesanth
I’m not a controversial person. I’m not trying to polarise people.
Russell Tovey
I like an interesting movie even if it’s controversial or offensive, depending on your taste.
Adam Brody
My intention… isn’t to create controversy.
Brett Favre
I like to take chances. The actors I admire are the ones who aren’t afraid to make themselves nasty, bad or even goofy. I’ve never shied away from controversial characters.
Matt Dillon
Sense data are much more controversial than qualia, because they are associated with a controversial theory of perception – that one perceives the world by perceiving one’s sense-data, or something like that.
David Chalmers