Top 88 Ruined Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Ruined Quotes from famous people such as Samuel Johnson, George Orwell, Nicholas Stoller, Chris Gethard, Jamaal Bowman, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
Samuel Johnson
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
George Orwell
As a moviegoer, I’m always annoyed when a big joke is ruined in the trailer, but generally, it actually makes it play better.
Nicholas Stoller
My sadness compels me to hide it so that people won’t judge me. Seeking help would have blown my cover. Meanwhile, my mania convinces me that it’s making me fun so I’ll want to dive further into it. Seeking help would’ve ruined that good time.
Chris Gethard
I was suspended and discarded. I was told to go to hell by administrators. I was placed in classes far beneath my intelligence. I even had a teacher tell me my life was ruined.
Jamaal Bowman
Grade school ruined reading for me by demanding book reports for such snore-a-thons as Benjamin Franklin’s biography written for children.
John Waters
Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.
John Masefield
Drugs have ruined Punjab.
Gurpreet Ghuggi
If politics is a game of shrewd and knowing men, Trump has ruined it.
Michael Wolff
Many a good newspaper story has been ruined by over verification.
James Gordon Bennett
The heart of the 2008 financial crisis was a coterie of reckless financial executives, working for too-big-to-fail financial companies, who were handsomely compensated for taking risks that almost ruined the economy when they failed.
Gary Weiss
Growing up in a Mediterranean household ruined my tastebuds a little bit because my mom, my sisters, and my aunt were all great cooks, and ever since I went plant-based, I’ve been missing a little bit of that Mediterranean affection.
Mena Massoud
CGI has fully ruined car crashes. Because how can you be impressed with them now? When you watch them in the ’70s, it was real cars, real metal, real blasts. They’re really doing it and risking their lives. But I knew CGI was gonna start taking over.
Quentin Tarantino
It’s amazing how coke encompasses everything in your life. Addicts cannot confront life because they only think of their next hit. I ruined life for my parents, my sister and all my friends.
Kirstie Alley
Had I not done Shakespeare, Pinter, Moliere and things such as ‘Godspell’ – I played Judas in a hugely successful production before I did ‘Elm Street’ – I’d probably be on a psychiatrist’s couch saying: ‘Freddy ruined me.’ But I’d already done 13 movies and years of non-stop theatre.
Robert Englund
The czar always got his dues, no matter if it ruined a family.
Mary Antin
What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country.
Ambrose Bierce
I was a rabid ‘Seinfeld’ fan. Then I did the show, and it ruined the show for me. Not that it ruined the quality of the show, but I had seen behind the curtain at Oz.
W. Earl Brown
Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it.
Joseph Lancaster
In the 80s, mum used to make a beautiful beef in red wine sauce, which I thought very exotic. And an incredible chilli con carne, with baked beans so it wasn’t too spicy for us. Later, when I asked for the recipes, she said: ‘I don’t know – they were Colman’s or Schwartz’s packet mixes.’ It completely ruined it for me.
Sara Cox
Personally, until Mike Trout came into the league I thought I would be in the conversation for best player in the game. Then he screwed that up for everybody – Babe Ruth and Ted Williams included. He has ruined it for everyone.
Joey Votto
Somebody told me a story where they met a celebrity when they were six years old, and the celebrity was really mean. They still remember that to this day. I never want some 22-year-old in ten years’ time to say, ‘I met Madelaine Petcsh, and it ruined my idea of celebrities,’ so I’m always aware.
Madelaine Petsch
I feel scenes of sexual intimacy are ruined if the director is embarrassed.
Aparna Sen
Reading ‘Youth in Revolt’ might have ruined my career because suddenly I wanted to abandon all the emotional truth of something and just go out far on a literary limb with completely implausible things that relied completely on voice and humor. And what saved me is realizing that I couldn’t do that very well.
Rob Thomas
There are the tears of rage when books get praised when they’re so obviously garbage. But then there are so many more that continue to move me: the end of ‘Paradise Lost,’ ‘The Ruined Cottage’ by Wordsworth, Prospero’s ‘Our revels now are ended’ speech near the end of ‘The Tempest.’
Geoff Dyer
There are plenty of ruined buildings in the world but no ruined stones.
Hugh MacDiarmid
I’ll tell you, Nashville ruined country music.
Hank Williams III
My mother started out by being a very good girl. She did everything that was expected of her, and it cost her dearly. Late in her life, she was furious that she had not followed her own heart; she thought that it had ruined her life, and I think she was right.
Ruth Reichl
I made so many jokes about poor Russell Crowe, he once knocked on my dressing room door, and told me he wanted to go out on this chat show we were on to laugh with me. Now he’s ruined it. I can’t make another joke about him.
Joan Rivers
The Monkees changed my life but ruined my acting career.
Davy Jones
I feel like, with myself, I ruined myself to the point where I wasn’t functional enough to work for anybody, even myself. I wasn’t working.
Corey Haim
Saddam Hussein was the one person after whom the United

Saddam Hussein was the one person after whom the United States went, and they ruined the country.
Sergei Lavrov
I thought I could do Barbie’s hair and makeup better than the factory did. So I would get out my markers and scissors and play ‘beauty salon’ with them. Then I would be devastated because I ruined them!
Bridget Marquardt
Another man whose social life has ruined him.
Dashiell Hammett
Cell phones, alas, have pretty much ruined train travel, which I used to love. I could read or even sketch notes for what I was working on.
Thomas Mallon
For me, modern technology has ruined romance and movies – nobody can run to the airplane gate anymore.
Lorene Scafaria
I will say that anyone who supports Scottish independence should go to Athens. Because nothing works. It is a disaster. It is a ruined, dirty place where people do not have money or future prospects. The day one after independence, Scotland would be worse.
Philip Kerr
No nation was ever ruined by trade.
Benjamin Franklin
Life is short, but it’s long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.
Josh Billings
My life won’t be ruined if I don’t achieve all of my political goals.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Yes, we have ruined the Earth and have done an exceptionally good job of it. Yes, we should look at sustainable development. But we cannot afford to do things sequentially, but parallelly and make sure that we do not repeat our mistakes.
Rakesh Sharma
Jim Bakker. He’s lost everything, he’s ruined. And the worst thing of all he still has to wake up to her!
Sam Kinison
The more films and TV shows I spoil for myself, the more I am convinced that truly interesting stories can’t be ruined – the plot thickens with the viewing like a rich sauce.
Jenna Wortham
For me, I love and hate Costco. I think it’s ruined America and made America great.
Jonathan Krisel
I am just sorry my own mother had to live under that regime for most of her life. I was lucky. I got out and, 14 years later, Czechoslovakia became a free country. So I feel anger, even fury, at this bloody system that ruined so many people’s lives for no reason whatsoever.
Martina Navratilova
We go to Dubai quite a lot, so I’ve seen it being gradually ruined.
Jonathan Agnew
I definitely have been nervous, but often I get more nervous performing with the corps de ballet than doing a solo. There’s so much pressure doing a group number because if you muck it up, you’ve ruined it for everyone.
Francesca Hayward
I had a really successful 2013, ’14, ’15. Touring, just doing my thing. Super – I mean, can’t complain about nothing. And my road manager got killed. And it ruined everything. Now, I tell people – I don’t know if this is a word. But I tell people that that re-sensitized me.
Pusha T
But I would defy anyone to go back over the years and tell me anyone whose career I’ve ruined, anyone whom I’ve driven out of the service, anyone I’ve fired from a job.
Norman Schwarzkopf
As a young man you don’t notice at all that you were, after all, badly affected. For years afterwards, at least ten years, I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses, along passages I could hardly get through.
Otto Dix
When I was a teenager, my father went bust. He could have declared himself bankrupt, but he was an honourable man and he insisted on paying back all his debts. That almost ruined the family. I was aware that my mother and father couldn’t control things anymore. I guess I was afraid that we would end up on the street.
Jo Nesbo
More men are ruined by underestimating the value of money than by overestimating it. Let us, then, abandon the affectation of despising money, and frankly own its value.
Orison Swett Marden
Editing is where movies are made or broken. Many a film has been saved and many a film has been ruined in the editing room.
Joe Dante
My thirties were ruined by being pregnant. I loved my babies but I had been quite successful before I had them, playing Lady Macbeth and Hedda Gabler, one of my favourite roles.
June Brown
It goes to establish a just and permanent principle of trade which puts an end to all serious fluctuations in prices and consequently, to all the insecurity and ruin which these fluctuations produce; and to build up those who are already ruined.
Josiah Warren
I’ve been asked a lot why didn’t ‘Ruined’ go to Broadway. It was the most successful play that Manhattan Theatre Club has ever had in that particular space, and yet we couldn’t find a home on Broadway.
Lynn Nottage
It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man – the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse – the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.
Washington Irving
A lot of the songs are based on my previous relationship. It didn’t work out. I lost him, and it ruined me. I had to learn to get back on my feet. I used that heartbreak to create something really beautiful.
I know people whose entire lives are ruined by fame. If you make yourself exclusive, people want to break that down, but if you go about doing your shopping, no one bugs you.
Jonathan Pryce
Most of the films I’ve done were ruined in the postproduction, not during filming.
Chevy Chase
There was an honorable tradition of using anonymous sources that was ruined by Jayson Blair.
Ted Rall
Music has completely taken over every aspect of my life and ruined everything.
Wes Borland
I've always hated superheroes. I cannot stand them. I l

I’ve always hated superheroes. I cannot stand them. I love Norse mythology, but I hate superheroes. They ruined movies, then comics, and now games.
Tim Schafer
There’s discussion in athletics about how sport – where they say ‘SportsCenter’ has ruined the fundamentals of basketball because it’s – it only applauds dunks and three point shots and blocks, and I think, you know, the cable news has done the same thing for politics.
Daniel Pfeiffer
When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, ‘Why god? Why me?’ and the thundering voice of God answered, ‘There’s just something about you that pisses me off.’
Stephen King
I laugh much more during takes than I do during real life. Maybe because you’re not supposed to. I’ve ruined many takes because I will lose it.
Paul Rudd
I loved my parents… but that can never change the fact that my father’s violence ruined my childhood.
Pat Conroy
I wrote ‘Ruined’ and ‘Vera Stark’ at the same time. That’s just how my brain functions – when I’m dwelling someplace very heavy, I need a release.
Lynn Nottage
Olives changed the direction of my life. My husband Michel and I found a ruined farm with an olive grove near Cannes. I became fascinated by olives and found myself travelling around the Mediterranean for 17 months, researching two books on the subject.
Carol Drinkwater
There isn’t a carer in the world who doesn’t say, ‘I hate it. My life is being ruined. I didn’t see my life like this.’
Sheila Hancock
I failed myself when I ruined a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be Robert Griffin III’s running mate during his Heisman Trophy-winning season at Baylor.
Josh Gordon
Barbie ruined my life! It’s a really bad image for women. For a long time I thought I was deformed – because my heels didn’t touch the ground. I was walking around on tiptoes. What’s up with that? I think that it’s a bad thing for a woman to try to emulate.
Rita Rudner
Sure, I like to win when I play basketball or board games or video games, but my day isn’t ruined if I lose. I’m always up for a rematch. In all seriousness, that’s something that’s nice about maturing.
Aaron Staton
The character of a people may be ruined by charity.
Theodor Herzl
When I was young, Tchaikovsky was ruined for me by conductors who made it slick and treacly. Hearing Valery Gergiev conduct Tchaikovsky has been a revelation – he brings out all its raw passion. And Gergiev with the super-virtuoso LSO – well, it’s just the perfect combination.
Charles Hazlewood
The tragedy of all of this is that it happened to me and it shouldn’t have happened. It ruined my life and my career. That’s the tragedy of this.
Rafael Palmeiro
Many have been ruined by their fortunes, and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it the great have become little, and the little great.
Johann Georg Zimmermann
I find that a lot of child actors are ruined once they’ve done a job.
Taika Waititi
I do get in the water, but I was ruined by ‘Jaws’ ’cause I saw it when I was 13. Before that, I used to get in the water everywhere and never thought twice about it. After watching ‘Jaws,’ I was scared of the water. I have Steven Spielberg to thank for giving me another phobia.
Catherine Oxenberg
People want me to say that I’m sick of playing Leia and that it ruined my life. If my life was that easy to ruin, it deserved to be ruined.
Carrie Fisher
MTV ruined music for us.
Steve Lukather
The only thing that counts is if you know how to prepare your ingredients. Even if with the best and freshest ingredients in the world, if your dish is tasteless or burnt, it’s ruined.
Martin Yan
I played one year of fantasy football in high school. You really get into it. It makes more fans of the NFL, and people love talking about it. They’ll come up to me and say, ‘Why did you throw an interception? You ruined my fantasy team!’ Or they’re happy because they got you for a bargain.
Andrew Luck
I’ve ruined a lot of hotel towels. I did a shoot in San Francisco and stayed at the Mandarin Oriental. I must have ruined thousands of dollars worth of towels. I dye my hair once a week. The dye is not temporary. It stains everything. It stains tiles, that’s how powerful it is.
Alvin Leung
The common liberal orthodoxy that living close to the land leads to eco-awareness is historically naive, considering that Mesopotamia, northern Africa, and the Mayan civilization were ruined by people who had lived there quite a long while.
Gregory Benford
I stopped watching TV because of ‘The Wire.’ Like, ‘The Wire’ ruined everything for me because I don’t even want to watch anything else now.
If you lead with the anger, it will turn off the audience. And what I want is the audience to engage with the material and to listen and then to ask questions. I think that ‘Ruined’ was very successful at doing that.
Lynn Nottage
Chidamabaram has ruined the economy. He has turned out to be a third-rate failure as finance minister.
Subramanian Swamy