Top 99 Pathetic Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Pathetic Quotes from famous people such as Katie Pavlich, Lily James, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Kevin Nealon, Drew Barrymore, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The vast majority of people in academia, especially at

The vast majority of people in academia, especially at the administrative level, have so little confidence in their ability to make an argument for their liberal cause, they choose to keep conservatives from making their own case at all. It’s pathetic, cowardly, unconstitutional and completely predictable.
Katie Pavlich
I’m such a geek now with princesses. It’s pathetic.
Lily James
There’s always been something a little pathetic for me at the work parties I’ve attended, especially thinking back to the restaurants I worked in. I remember a Christmas party in which we all got free T-shirts with the restaurant on the front and our names on the back.
Said Sayrafiezadeh
Every time I think of Doug Wilson, I think ‘pathetic.’ When it comes between something for himself or something for righteousness, he’ll choose himself.
Kevin Nealon
I love romance. I’m a sucker for it. I love it so much. It’s pathetic.
Drew Barrymore
Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Mark Twain
Hors d’oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one’s childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like – and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d’oeuvres.
Hector Hugh Munro
Somehow I find it easier to inhabit characters if they are a little bit pathetic. I do seem to have an affinity with pathetic people.
Tom Hollander
We’re at the top echelon of motorsports, and we’ve got guys who have never won Late Model races running on the racetrack. It’s pathetic. They don’t know where to go.
Kyle Busch
I don’t like new bands. I don’t want to be one of those pathetic old men in their forties who knows exactly what 18-year-olds are into.
Steve Coogan
I think people are tired of fake music, man. And there’s a lot of it. Technology has reached the point where any boob can walk into a studio and with a little AutoTuning you can have a hit song. I think it’s pathetic.
Corey Taylor
Another thing that’s pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent.
Kevyn Aucoin
There’s nothing more pathetic than listening to a football game over the Internet, but I’ve done that.
Matt Besser
I can’t think of a more pathetic situation for an actor than to do a film and not connect to it. And I pray to God that I never face that situation.
Irrfan Khan
I don’t believe in, and I am a devout non-believer, in playing new songs live if the subjected and pathetic crowd has not heard them before because I consider it like mass psychosis and genocidal.
Peter Steele
The blues is so expressive – nostalgic but not sentimental, mournful but not pathetic, so humble and close to the earth. It’s a nuance-filled thing.
Ry Cooder
Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
George Santayana
My career is a burden, but I can’t just fade out like a pathetic sore loser. More often than not, I’m just making a fool of myself for the hundredth time, and that wasn’t part of the plan, initially. I’d be happier not having any kind of public presence whatsoever and just hiding behind the sleeves of the CD.
Ariel Pink
I often liken my love life to the pathetic fallacy found in a Bronte novel: a long and winding road tented by storm clouds and rain. Kidding.
Dan Levy
If Hank Williams Jr. wasn’t such a pathetic, wheezing fossil, I’d have a talk with him.
Alec Baldwin
I was a friend during school time, but not much after that. By the time I got to BYU, I was a social mess, an absolute misfit. There is not a shyer, more pathetic kid who stepped on that BYU campus than me.
Sheri L. Dew
I tell my son, when your music becomes less relevant, your pathetic comic value might be of some use. So you’ve got to go with it, you know.
Michael McDonald
People who think about art as an investment are pathetic.
Walter Annenberg
Maybe this is pathetic, but I still dread producing a book that doesn’t earn back its advance. I hate obligations that are financially foggy.
Helen Garner
If we don’t get gun-control laws in this country, we are full of beans. To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States is pathetic. And I agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg: It’s time to put up or shut up about gun control for both parties.
Harvey Weinstein
Unless I have my aunt or my boyfriend to take care of me, I’m a little pathetic.
Rufus Wainwright
Wine lovers have known for centuries that decanting wine before serving it often improves its flavor. Whatever the dominant process, the traditional decanter is a rather pathetic tool to accomplish it. A few years ago, I found I could get much better results by using an ordinary kitchen blender.
Nathan Myhrvold
Anyone with sincere religious beliefs cannot say that all religions are true. That is so illogical it is pathetic. All religion cannot be true because some of them are so diametrically opposed to each other.
Josh McDowell
I think it’s pathetic that women and men treat each other worse than we treat our pets. It’s love or hate.
Gene Simmons
Children are the most honest critics. They will say ‘You’re funny’, but also ‘You’re pathetic – go away.’
Dylan Moran
I think with pictures; I’m a very lousy writer. If I write without pictures, I become this pathetic chick sitting somewhere trying to be interesting.
Marjane Satrapi
For whatever reason, I decided: 'I'm 18, I'm a man, I'm

For whatever reason, I decided: ‘I’m 18, I’m a man, I’m going to grow a moustache’ – and it was pathetic for years – it was awful.
Chris Hadfield
I’d rather sell groundnuts in my village than to play for a pathetic team like Chelsea.
Samuel Eto’o
There have been a few times when I’ve read a script and it’s really cool but the girl character’s just kind of pathetic. It’s not going to do me any favours just being ‘the girl’ in a cool movie.
Emily Browning
The criminalization of file sharing is pathetic. It’s so pathetic, it’s almost funny. Imagine if the radio people would have lobbied for a federal law enforcement agency to raid all homes for illegal transmissions of moving picture experiments in order to stop the invention of television. It’s ludicrous.
Lexi Alexander
I guess its the same with all children really, they have this sort of pathetic longing to be like their parents were.
Rick Stein
I’m a hopeless mother; a hopeless wife; I have to try harder. I’m just a pathetic case history, really.
Siobhan Fahey
My biggest fear is looking weak, girly, and pathetic.
Lucy Griffiths
I’m knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers.
Jimmy Swaggart
Why regret anything? Where does it get you to regret anything you’ve ever done in your life? It gets you nowhere. It’s a pathetic emotion that you can wallow in.
Robert Greene
My choice for life partner has been pathetic. So, I have told my mother to look into it.
Mahima Chaudhry
I have a pathetic urge at some stage in my life to be able to pull out my wallet and pull out a little card on which it would say, ‘Kenneth Branagh, artistic director.’
Kenneth Branagh
I always had trouble being proud of how they were using me in WCW. It was hard for me to be interested in what they were doing, and what they were doing with me was pretty pathetic.
Bret Hart
India’s infrastructure is pathetic, with frequent electric power breakdowns even in metropolitan cities, dangerously unhealthy water supply in urban areas, a galloping rate of HIV infection, and gaping potholes that dot our national highways.
Subramanian Swamy
I don’t understand this pathetic need for luxuries.
Ehud Olmert
If you’re gay or religious you’re always hearing this word tolerance. It’s a pathetic word. It’s actually just a politically correct word for the term intolerance.
Rupert Everett
What I enjoy doing is challenging stereotypes of what people believe a Tory must be. You don’t have to say every Tory is in it for themselves – it’s pathetic caricaturing that has no place in the 21st century, and if we can challenge that stereotype, then great.
Louise Mensch
While I enjoy it, I will continue to go onstage. While I contribute something, fine. I don’t want to be dragging my feet. I don’t want to become pathetic, but I think I will be lucid enough. I’ll know when to stop.
Sylvie Guillem
‘Triumph over tragedy’ – how pathetic! I think people are generally freaked out that I’m multifaceted. You don’t hear people saying, ‘Gwyneth Paltrow won an Oscar – and she’s blonde!’
Aimee Mullins
In the 84 days after Beijing I had, on average, three things a day and one day off. I didn’t sleep in the same bed for more than two nights in a row. It sounds a bit pathetic but it was exhausting – it was like really intensive training with no rest days.
Chris Hoy
To be honest, I think bananas are a pathetic fruit.
Andy Murray
There’s one thing that I like about Rome that was stated by Napoleon: that from sublime to pathetic is only one step away. And in Rome there’s a constant shifting between sublime and pathetic.
Paolo Sorrentino
Men are hung up on breasts. They’re looking at the titty dinner. It’s pathetic.
Betty Dodson
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H. L. Mencken
If your Facebook page has turned into a shrine to your relationship, pet, or newborn, no one will say anything, but all who are subjected to your news feed are totally annoyed. Super fans who turn their profiles into mausoleums dedicated to their teams are equally insufferable and one hundred times more pathetic.
Sean Evans
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
Pablo Picasso
I come from the south, so you’re useless, and you’re a bit pathetic. That’s the first thing that the northerners think of you. You’re also from the city, so you are used to having your cappuccinos and your luxuries and getting your chicken from a plastic packet.
Ruth Wilson