Top 75 Crude Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Crude Quotes from famous people such as David J. C. MacKay, Peter DeFazio, Harry Lloyd, Annie Besant, Franz Wright, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Solving climate change is a complex topic, but in a sin

Solving climate change is a complex topic, but in a single crude brush-stroke, here is the solution: the price of carbon dioxide must be such that people stop burning coal without capture.
David J. C. MacKay
In crude oil trading, we have seen a 46 percent increase over 1 year in the margins there.
Peter DeFazio
It’s always crude to link Dickens back to the blacking factory where he was sent to work aged 12 when his father was imprisoned in Marshalsea Prison for bad debt, but it was obviously a huge part of him.
Harry Lloyd
Men are at every stage of evolution, from the most barbarous to the most developed; men are found of lofty intelligence, but also of the most unevolved mentality; in one place there is a highly developed and complex civilisation, in another a crude and simple polity.
Annie Besant
I’ve always envied people who compose music or paint, because they don’t have to be bothered with the sort of crude mess that language normally is, in everyday life and in the way we use it.
Franz Wright
I was inspired by comedy channels. I loved that they got to do sketches and could be funny and crude and make people laugh. But most of those channels, if not all of them, were done by guys.
Eva Gutowski
I’ve seen 3-D movies where it seems a little crude or too in-your-face.
Laura Dern
If smart technology can transform 3-D from a crude novelty to a genuine visual enhancement, why shouldn’t a sophisticated odor synthesizer follow a similar path?
Charles Platt
Polyester, one of the most common fibers, is a plastic derived from crude oil. The long fibers that make up polyester thread are woven together to make fabric. Extracting the oil and melting the plastic require energy.
Tatiana Schlossberg
A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations.
Gary Miller
The rapid increase in the production and transportation of crude oil requires additional vigilance for the continued safe movement of this commodity.
Anthony Foxx
Reduced… to a crude formula, the Russian tragedy is precisely the tragedy of a society in which literature turned out to be the prerogative of the minority.
Joseph Brodsky
Any type of animation, it could be really super crude or very sophisticated, it doesn’t mean anything if we don’t make this point in this shot, this one here and this one here. There’s the saying, ‘One shot, one thought.’ It’s pretty much a true way to go.
Henry Selick
We’re trying to run a 21st century society and economy with 19th century Darwinian, competitive, crude ideas.
Susan George
The American audience has really opened up to women being A.) funny and B.) kinda crude. ‘Bridesmaids’ is R-rated, and I think it was a major coup for women to have an R-rated comedy that did really well. Same as ‘Bad Teacher.’
Chris Pratt
Global crude oil demand is increasing, particularly in places like China.
Gary Miller
Growth in U.S. real imports slowed to about 3 percent in 2006, in part reflecting a drop in real terms in imports of crude oil and petroleum products.
Ben Bernanke
When we talk about product by pipeline or product by rail we need to be highly specific about what product we are shipping and under what terms and for what purpose. Solid bitumen by rail is safe as houses, but as again crude by rail poses different risk.
Elizabeth May
Public-policy-wise, if you want to be consistent, crude oil is a bulk commodity, and you should be able to export it. I would rather the crude go to U.S. refineries to get refined and then export the refined product because we get double, triple the money.
John Shimkus
Innovation by American energy companies has led to a glut of the lighter forms of crude oil found in U.S. shale basins such as Eagle Ford, Barnett and Permian Basin.
Will Hurd
Death will never be pretty – its sights and smells too close and crude. And it will never come under our control: it gallops where we tiptoe, rips up our routines, burns our very breath with its heat and sting.
Nancy Gibbs
The Twenty20 is itself a banal game, a crude game, but it works, so I hope Twenty20 commentary works.
Jonathan Agnew
She can be Mary Poppins but she can also be – I would never use the word ‘crude’ in the same sentence as Julie Andrews because she is so fine and beautiful – but she can be naughty and she doesn’t mind a good joke.
Nicholas Hammond
The critics didn’t like it at all. They felt it was crude and violent without meaning, and they dumped on it. ‘Point Blank’ marked a shift in movie-making, and they weren’t ready for it. However, I think those were the last negative words ever said about it.
Donald E. Westlake
I refuse to be crude and selfish in any way.
DeForest Kelley
I started, actually, to make my first animated cartoon in 1920. Of course, they were very crude things then and I used sort of little puppet things.
Walt Disney
When coal came into the picture, it took about 50 or 60 years to displace timber. Then crude oil was found, and it took 60, 70 years, and then natural gas. So it takes 100 years or more for some new breakthrough in energy to become the dominant source.
Rex Tillerson
I’ve always believed that you have to have the skills before you destroy the skills. If you want to be crude, be crude, but don’t be crude because you don’t know how to do it, because you’re not perfect at drawing and pattern-cutting.
Louise Wilson
Soaring prices for crude oil, falling production surpluses, wild speculation in commodities, a rush into the precious metals, turmoil in the Middle East, assertive oil producers: it is 1973-74 all over again, and at dictation speed.
James Buchan
Genetics is crude, but neuroscience goes directly to work on the brain, and the mind follows.
Leon Kass
The U.S. policy of hoarding crude oil never made the world, or even the U.S., a safer place.
Timothy Noah
If I think too much about all of those Chinese factorie

If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made, I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil.
Douglas Coupland
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
Gustave Flaubert
I’m very excited by biomass and biofuels. We have a company, KiOR, that turns biomass – for instance, wood chips – into gasoline. The potential value of this company is huge. It could compete with regular crude oil without subsidies.
Vinod Khosla
The pocket square, properly contrived, finishes a man’s look. With good tailoring and well chosen neckwear, the look connotes power, taste, refinement, manners. The naked pocket connotes the opposite: working class, tasteless, base, crude, ignorant.
Roger Stone
Here’s the truth: Keystone XL won’t make America energy-independent. It will threaten our land and livelihoods to pump Canadian tar sands’ heavy crude through America and out to foreign countries, like China.
Tom Steyer
Tar sands oil is the dirtiest fuel on Earth. Because producing it consumes so much energy, a gallon of tar sands crude generates 17 percent more carbon pollution than conventional crude oil.
Frances Beinecke
Shell and Exxon support export, but refiners like Valero could end up paying more for the crude oil.
Gene Green
Are the Simpsons cool? They are, and that is crude 2D animation.
Edwin Catmull
President Trump will release America’s pent-up energy potential, get rid of foreign oil, trash punitive regulations, create millions of jobs, and develop our most strategic geopolitical weapon: crude oil.
Harold Hamm
Expression and thought are inextricably linked: crude language permits only crude thinking.
Sarah Churchwell
This much we know: Journalism is not a precise science. It’s, on its best day, is a crude art. We make mistakes; I make mistakes. With more than 50 years as a journalist, I have at least had the opportunity to blow more stories, make more mistakes than maybe anybody in television.
Dan Rather
The pleasantly crude ‘Hall Pass’ reminds us of what’s been missing from movies: Those squirm-inducing moments in comedy that produce enough discomfort that, at points, what we’re watching is half a heartbeat away from a horror film.
Elvis Mitchell
The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.
Giambattista Vico
We should not cling to crude down to the last drop – we should leave oil before it leaves us.
Fatih Birol
Driving a Model T Ford was extremely difficult. The pedals are reversed from the way they are now. It’s so crude, but that was the motorcar that started it all. It’s an incredible part of history.
David Jason
There are only Epicureans, either crude or refined; Christ was the most refined.
Georg Buchner
When you’re playing such brilliant music every day, then the last thing you ever want to do is try to write something of your own that’s crude and not as good.
Regina Spektor
The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.
Hedy Lamarr
About 75 percent of the crude oil marketed here is sold off the books, and they are doing trades that would be illegal if it was a regulated market, and of course they do not want to regulate it.
Peter DeFazio
In 1973, America imported 30 percent of its crude oil needs. Today, that number has doubled to more than 60 percent. Gas prices are as high as they are now in part because we’ve had no comprehensive national energy policy for the past few decades.
Gary Miller
Some lucky people can be funny without half trying because they actually look funny, because acting funny is in their bones – fun as funny, not funny as crude slapstick.
F. Sionil Jose
Energy companies, such as Chevron and Shell, and oil producing countries, such as Kuwait and Venezuela, pump crude oil from their vast land holdings and sell it on the world market.
Gary Miller
As we all know, no crude oil refineries have been built in the United States since 1976. During that time, close to 100 ethanol refineries have been built.
John Shimkus
We have antiquated policies that were put in place in the 1970s that prohibit us from exporting our crude oil, yet we have allies around the globe asking the United States to provide them with a stable supply of energy.
Cory Gardner
I simply loathe the crude 1960s distinctions between commerce and art. For me, Warhol and pop obliterated all of those separations – that was the whole point of the Brillo Boxes and Campbell’s Soup Cans. And believe it or not, in 2009, moronic journalists are still saying to me, ‘Your work is so commercial.’
Peter Marino
The longtime standard for American TV was 525 lines from top to bottom of the image. As a practical matter, that was roughly equivalent to 350 thousand pixels – pretty crude, given that photos made with your iPhone boast five million pixels.
Seth Shostak
I have often heard the statement made by foreign singers, as a demonstrated fact, that the German artists are artists in feeling indeed, and serious in their devotion, but that their singing is crude.
Anton Seidl
I’m pretty gross. When I talk I can be gross and crude.
Yvonne Strahovski
I would compare my ‘Frankenstein’ to Cronenberg’s remake of ‘The Fly.’ The monster in the original Fifties version of ‘The Fly’ was a crude, anatomical combination of man and insect, whereas Cronenberg’s version exploited knowledge of DNA to depict him as a transgenic chimera.
Jed Mercurio
Conservatives and companies condoned Rush Limbaugh’s politics of personal destruction when it came to smearing elected officials. ‘Fair game,’ they said, even when crass and crude. That’s just the way it is.
Christine Pelosi
I draw the line at filth and crude language. It seems to be an excuse for not being funny.
Rolf Harris
This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in f

This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in five or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development.
Itzhak Perlman
Yet another thing Canadians and Europeans have in common is an obsession with the United States, and with distinguishing themselves from it, often by crude stereotyping.
Timothy Garton Ash
With film, you have very limited tools to convey subjectivity – voiceover, the camera’s point of view, good acting – but even the very best actor in the world is crude by comparison with what you can do in a written paragraph.
William Boyd
No-one wants to hear a crude joke at the expense of the Principal, or the Bridegroom, or the head of the company. Well, they do, but wait ’til you’re offstage then WhatsApp it to everyone instead.
Rachel Parris
I’m crass, contemptuous and crude, obstreperous, obnoxious, rambunctiously raw and rude.
Mario Cantone
About 75% of the price of gas is really dictated by crude oil. At the heart of the issue is increasing demand over a period of many years around the world. World crude oil consumption now is close to 90 million barrels a day. Most of the growth in demand is coming from China and the developing world.
John S. Watson
Today we have big, crude instruments guided by intelligent surgeons, and we have little, stupid molecules of drugs that get dumped into the body, diffuse around and interfere with things as best they can. At present, medicine is unable to heal anything.
K. Eric Drexler
My advice is before a big ride, eat a meal 2 hours or so before, to allow you to digest and process it, and without being crude, try to get to the toilet before.
Chris Hoy
In a certain sense we can be proud to have introduced this hairstyle to Europe. ‘Plica polonica’ should be added to the list of our inventions, alongside crude oil, pierogi and vodka.
Olga Tokarczuk
Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers; decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity.
Lionel Blue
Brazil does not want to become an exporter of crude oil. No. We want to be a country that exports oil byproducts – more gasoline, high-quality oil – and to strengthen the petrochemical industry.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
At a crude estimate, I must have played ‘Thunder Road’ 1,500 times.
Nick Hornby
Simplicity can have a negative impact when it’s the crude reduction of nuances beyond appreciation: a Matisse presented as a 16-color GIF.
Matt Mullenweg