Best Quotes About Notorious

Breakfast is a notoriously difficult meal to serve with a flourish. -Clement Freud

I'm notorious for giving a bad interview. I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself. -Rock Hudson

Truth cannot be defined or tested by agreement with 'the world'; for not only do truths differ for different worlds but the nature of agreement between a world apart from it is notoriously nebulous. -Nelson Goodman

Proving yourself in a field where the casualty rate is so notoriously high is an ongoing challenge. -Richard E. Grant

How, possibly, could the police have made the 'mistake' of charging the wrong man with the notorious Red Light Bandit crimes? That also is something that is fully revealed in the Pandora's Box of facts I have prepared. -Caryl Chessman

Yeah, but now suddenly – you know, universities are notoriously market oriented, too. -Jim Harrison

But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false? -H. P. Lovecraft

Nationalized industries are notorious for their inability to operate at a profit. -J. Paul Getty

Part of the challenge of Most Wanted is trying to become the most notorious street racer on the pavement. -Josie Maran

It is notoriously true that the public mind is seriously agitated with apprehensions of negroes insurrections and that it is becoming more and more so. -Thomas L. Smith

And it blew my mind when I started to get wind of the fact that they actually liked me being around. That was humbling, because Kentucky basketball is a big deal, and I am not the biggest fan – I am just the most notorious one. -Ashley Judd

Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely gave them spending money. -Gene Tierney

The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy, and the contractors habitually neglected them, not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury. -Ray Stannard Baker

Once I was chased by the king of all scorpions. I have the most notorious animal stories. -Rachel Hunter

The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress, grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique. -Minna Antrim

For the first time in history we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real time. Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behaviour. -Margaret Chan

I notoriously get the hiccups. When I get the hiccups, I get it numerous times in one day. -Amy Smart

New York City is a notoriously hard market to perform country music in. -Trace Adkins

Creative people are notoriously the slowest to adopt new technology. -Robert Rodriguez

Midterm elections for first-term presidents are notoriously difficult. -Tim Kaine

A typical biography relying upon individuals' notorious memories and the anecdotes they've invented contains a high degree of fiction, yet is considered 'nonfiction.' -Joyce Carol Oates

This nation is notorious for its ability to make or fake anything cheaply. 'Made-in-China' goods now fill homes around the world. But our giant country has a small problem. We can't manufacture the happiness of our people. -Ai Weiwei

Look, in 1800 the sainted Thomas Jefferson arranged to hire a notorious slanderer named James Callender, who worked as a writer at a Republican newspaper in Richmond, Va. Read some of what he wrote about John Adams. This was a personal slander. -Karl Rove

Artists are notoriously snooty and suspicious of anything coming from the business community. -David Byrne

You'd think experienced political professionals would know better than to place their trust in exit polls, notoriously inaccurate surveys that had John Kerry winning the 2004 election by five points when he actually lost by three. -John Podhoretz

You know, 'Mad Men' is notoriously secretive with its plotlines, even with exposing them to actors on the show. -Alison Brie

If you don't know the right people or have the right connections, you may never be discovered. With 'Opening Act,' we are democratizing a notoriously impossible process, pulling back the curtains on a consistently fascinating industry, and affording aspiring artists the chance of a lifetime. -Nigel Lythgoe

I never feel so utterly fraudulent as when I review a movie whose charms impress all in the world and I simply do not get it. The other variant is that I love something the world disdains. This has had severe career consequences: I am still famous – or notorious – in certain quarters where I am recalled as the man who liked 'Hudson Hawk.' -Stephen Hunter

Let's point out the elephant in the room: Actor bands are not notoriously successful enterprises. I can't think of any. -Michael Shannon

I am notorious for always having two beagles with me, in any and all circumstances. -Arthur Phillips

Music videos are notoriously long, not fun, grueling. You are known there as a dancer and it's kind of sad because dancers, in a lot of ways, are under-appreciated and kind of under-respected when it come to that so they don't necessarily treat you in a nice way when you do a music video. -Jenna Dewan

I'm crazy about Shakespeare, who was a notorious word inventor. And my wife is an English teacher, and she's hilarious. -Rob Delaney

Well, the attractive thing about the subject of happiness is that it is notoriously difficult to write. -Edward St Aubyn

I was incredibly unpopular in high school but also extremely notorious. -Grimes

When Elvis made his mass-media debut on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' – his notorious gyrations filmed only from the waist up – I fell off the family chaise longue with delight. -John Lahr

Excess dietary salt is most notorious for increasing blood pressure. Americans have a 90 percent lifetime probability of developing high blood pressure – so even if your blood pressure is normal now, if you continue to eat the typical American diet, you will be at risk. -Joel Fuhrman

I think that if I am notorious, it is because other people have decided that this is how I should be. -Michel Houellebecq

Technology is notorious for engrossing people so much that they don't always focus on balance and enjoy life at the same time. -Paul Allen

Steve Jobs was notoriously blunt about products he found wanting, but his attack on Flash – Adobe's popular technology for playing multimedia content inside a browser – was particularly vicious. Claiming it was buggy and insecure, Jobs banned it from the iPad. -Evgeny Morozov

Fox is notorious for having a very thick skin about taking shots at themselves. -Seth MacFarlane

Most artists are notoriously insecure, and I fall into that category. -Anita Baker

Churchgoers in America are notorious for jumping into movements, even ideas that are hard to listen to. But when they actually have to change their lifestyle and do something about it, it rarely translates into action. -Francis Chan

Writers are notoriously unable to know about themselves. Faulkner thought 'The Fable' was his best novel. F. Scott Fitzgerald liked 'Tender Is the Night,' an experimental novel. -Joyce Carol Oates

I went from being a kid who loved to perform magic tricks to becoming the world's most notorious hacker, feared by corporations and the government. -Kevin Mitnick

I happen to be notorious. That, I have no control over. -Kevin Mitnick

The writers and actors on 'Friends' were notoriously particular about what made it onto the air. -Warren Littlefield

Waitresses, soldiers, rickshaw drivers, old ladies selling vegetables – my father would schmooze anybody. He was Clintonesque before the word existed. And, of course, it paid dividends. Ill-tempered guards at the most notorious border crossings waved him through with cheery smiles. Haughty maitre d's fawned over him. -Scott Anderson

Habit allows us to go from 'before' to 'after,' to make life easier and better. Habit is notorious – and rightly so – for its ability to direct our actions, even against our will; but by mindfully shaping our habits, we can harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy, and growth. -Gretchen Rubin

A duped newspaper or magazine could contend that a fiction-spouting journalist obtained part of his salary via fraud, and use a criminal proceeding to try and recoup that money. Given the profession's notoriously low wages, however, it's probably not worth the publicity headache and legal fees. No news organization has ever pursued such a case. -Brendan I. Koerner

'The Duino Elegies' are notoriously cryptic, and part of the reason why I have always loved them is because they invite multiple readings over the course of a lifetime. -Dinaw Mengestu

France has not only built a bureaucratic barrier against American culture, it has constructed a notorious intellectual case against it as well. The French spend hundreds of millions of dollars subsidizing film production, extend interest-free loans to designated filmmakers, and have placed quotas not only on imports but on television time. -Tyler Cowen

Endometriosis is notoriously difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are perverse. A woman with mild endometriosis can be in an agony for days every month (or every day for every month); women with the severe kind can have hardly any pain at all, like me. -Rose George

African-Americans assume I'm named after the notorious Soledad prison or Mount Soledad in California. Latinos want to know if I'm lonely. That doesn't fit, because I grew up with five siblings, and I have four kids of my own, so I'm not lonely at all, though I do often seek solitude, the actual meaning of my name. -Soledad O'Brien

The only agency of the federal government with a more demoralized workforce than Homeland Security is the Small Business Administration, a notorious turkey farm that should have been abolished years ago. -Timothy Noah

I didn't want my parents to know about 4chan at first because of the adult content. By the time I was 18 and could talk about it, the site had become notorious for its exploits and the adult content on there. -Christopher Poole

I have a Maltese Shih Tzu. I'm notorious for dressing her up in sweaters. -Caroline Sunshine

I try to travel as light as possible to avoid baggage issues. Los Angeles airport is notorious for baggage delays, so I'll often FedEx a suitcase ahead or back so I don't need to stand around; it also minimises problems at check-in. -Kyle MacLachlan

Modern slavery is a hidden crime and notoriously difficult to measure. -Mo Ibrahim

Autobiography is a genre notorious for falsehood. -Robert Pinsky

Even the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, with all due respect to him, are notoriously burned and dodged. -Joel Sternfeld

Because my life has been so notorious and so bad, it can overshadow my work. -Gregory David Roberts

I moved to L.A., and I lived in the Oakland Apartments, which is this notorious hub for actor children and their stage moms. For the first few years that I lived there, Hilary Duff and Frankie Muniz frequented the apartments. I was much younger than them at the time. -Britt Robertson

It is a matter of simple fact that Icelanders have always been notoriously indolent. -Halldor Laxness

No government body is more notorious for over-legislation than the Department of Trade and Industry. -Charles Kennedy

New York apartments are notoriously small, and my cute little studio is no exception – space is at a premium, which is one of the reasons that I only have a mini-fridge. Great for leftovers, cheese, and chilling Diet Coke. -Rachel Sklar

Most philanthropists want to be effective altruists. But the problem isn't intention: it's measurement. Unlike financial investing, which has reporting standards, audit processes, and educational requirements, social investing is notoriously tricky to evaluate. -Leila Janah

You remember Donnie Brasco? It's the most notorious undercover movie ever; it's so street and so real. If you ever imagined yourself doing cop work, you imagined yourself getting pushed to that limit – seeing the furthest you can push yourself while still upholding the law. -Manny Montana

'Star Trek' is notorious for looting the more thoughtful work of writers for their striking effects, leaving behind most of the thought and subtlety. -Gregory Benford

Poetry is meant to inspire readers and listeners, to connect them more deeply to themselves even as it links them more fully to others. But many people feel put off by the terms of poetry, its odd vocabulary, its notorious difficulty. -Edward Hirsch

Many adult book authors supplement their income by teaching at the college level. Full-time professors fare well, but pay for adjunct professors is notoriously shabby. Children's book authors have a sweeter deal. We're invited by schools, libraries, law firms, and Fortune 500 companies to share our best writing tips and strategies. -Kate Klise

In the name of 'mutual assistance,' the Soviet Union would occupy Latvia until 1991, and it continues to occupy Latvia: in the obedient, epic lines at the post office, in the fug of coal smoke outside cities, in the notorious apartment buildings made of bricks of radioactive compressed ash. -Amity Gaige

A young dog's faith is absolute… Dogs are notorious for hope. Dogs believe that this morning, this very morning, may begin a day of fascination, easily grander than any day in the past. -Donald McCaig

My family is notorious for its sweet tooth. -Gil Marks

Mike Tyson notoriously looked for a way out against Evander Holyfield when it was clear Holyfield had his number. Suddenly, Tyson's cowardice in gnawing off Holyfield's ear overshadowed nearly everything he had accomplished as a fighter. -Brin-Jonathan Butler

It's no secret that Cuba is a typical Latin American culture in that it has a fair amount of homophobia. Homosexuals have been notoriously persecuted under Fidel's government. -Rachel Kushner

My life is scheduled to the minute. I used to be notoriously hard to get a hold of. But now, it would be irresponsible for me to say, 'I'm not checking my phone.' -Brie Larson

The Amazons were notorious for their freedom: their sexual freedom, their freedom to hunt, to be outdoors, to go to war; and the Greeks, both men and women alike, were fascinated by these stories. Maybe it was a safe way to explore the idea of women who could be equals of men. -Adrienne Mayor

A notorious network of violent Islamist hoodlums, concentrated in the rough-and-tumble district of Molenbeek in Brussels, has been operating in plain sight since the 1990s, planning, plotting and carrying out dozens of elaborate jihadi missions from Afghanistan to Algeria. -Terry Glavin

NSA is a very conservative culture legally. Our lawyers at NSA were notorious for their conservatism up through the morning of September 11th, 2001. The single most consistent criticism of the NSA legal office by our congressional oversight committee was that our legal office was too conservative. -Michael Hayden

Americans and French are notoriously monolingual, especially earlier generations. Language is a sense of pride in both cultures. I think that the French and Americans are like brothers or sisters who are so similar that they irritate one another. -Kathleen Flinn

My particular demigod is the Sonics point guard Gary Payton, who is one of the most notorious trash-talkers in the National Basketball Association. He's not really bad. He's only pretend bad – I know that – but he allows me to fantasize about being bad. -David Shields

As someone who cares about human rights, I am deeply dismayed to learn that Mr. McCain's charity has accepted money from Saudi Arabia. Their track record of oppressing women, gays, Christians, and political opponents is notoriously horrific. -Roger Stone

Even Apple, notorious for keeping a tight grip on its products, allows fierce competitors like Google, Amazon, Spotify, and Microsoft to offer their apps on its phones and tablets. -Walt Mossberg

Americans are notoriously ill-equipped for self-reflection. We're usually a very boisterous, outward-moving bunch of people, but we don't understand that much about ourselves or how other people perceive us. -Mark Frost

My family was very notorious in the town that we lived in. Everyone would say, 'There goes those damn Sams.' I didn't want to paint that ill picture of me. I knew the good in my family. They didn't know our background and the adversity we had to endure. I wanted to succeed and be a beacon of hope in my family. -Michael Sam

In one notorious episode in 2002, in the holy city of Mecca, the religious police prevented girls from fleeing a school that was on fire because they were not properly dressed. -Peter Bergen

The news is notoriously inaccurate, and our memory of it is even worse. -Ryan Holiday

Statistics on religious affiliation are notoriously slippery: the government isn't allowed to gather such data, and the membership claims of religious organizations aren't entirely reliable. -Stephen J. Dubner

Like the graduates of some notorious boot camp, my brothers and sisters and I look back with a sort of perverse glee at the rigors of our Catholicism. My oldest sister, Mary, was so convinced of the church's omnipotence that when she walked into a Protestant church with some high-school friends, she was sure its walls would crash down on her head. -Stephen J. Dubner

Yeah, the Mac Life… it's about sipping some tea, getting together with the knitting circle. You know I like origami, right? That's how you get to be notorious. -Conor McGregor

Me as an artist, I'm more notorious for writing songs that celebrate women, songs that are all about the positive element of the immensely confusing creature that is woman. -Ne-Yo

Test audiences are notorious for getting kind of itchy when people talk too much, and you have to trust your instincts that they don't necessarily understand that you're not digesting the movie on a scene-by-scene basis. -Marti Noxon

I'm a notorious late-night texter. I seem to use a lot of lip, heart, and tongue emoji. -Sam Heughan

The Obama administration notoriously refuses to acknowledge that Islamists commit Islamist terror, so it logically follows that a Christian victim of Islamist violence should not address the issue lest it challenge accepted political orthodoxy. -Pete Hoekstra

In the history of U.S. elections, the fall of 2000 is notorious for the debacle that occurred in the country's attempt to elect a president that year. -Steven Levy

Greeks are notorious for their potions. I wouldn't say I've used Windex, but there are so many tricks that have been handed down to me. -Elena Kampouris

I used to be a pretty hard-core iPhone fan. But over time, I grew more and more frustrated with the lousy service on AT&T. My iPhone simply could not reliably make and hold a phone call. Not just in New York and San Francisco, where I spend a lot of time, and where AT&T's service has been notoriously bad for years. -Daniel Lyons

Always the notorious red-light district of sports, boxing today is as troubled as it was even in the days when the Mob called the shots. There are too many lawsuits and too few heroes. Absurd mismatches and fraudulent rankings by unaccountable offshore sanctioning bodies have disgusted fans. -Tahl Raz

I was a pretty free-spirited kid. I was part of a notorious group of troublemakers who didn't do well in school but had a great time exploring Beijing from the inside out. -Chloe Zhao

Artists and the traditional record company model are at odds. The music business has notoriously taken from the artist. That shouldn't be the narrative. -Steve Stoute

For at least a decade, Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, and stuck on social media. While that may not be entirely fair, they are notoriously liberal, overwhelmingly supporting left-leaning candidates and favoring policies like nationalized healthcare and same-sex 'marriage.' -Eric Metaxas

It's notoriously difficult to get actors to go on record speaking about other actors. Such requests are usually met with terse replies from publicists explaining that their clients are on set and too busy to reply. -Nell Scovell

Child actors are notorious for being brats. -Kylie Bunbury

While payday loans are often the only source of credit for low-income Americans, these lenders are notorious for predatory practices that cause borrowers to fall deeper into debt. -Seth Moulton

Mary Roach's curiosity is notoriously infectious. -Michelle Dean

My first year of high school, I attended Duval High, home of the Duval Tigers. It's located in one of most notorious neighborhoods in the Prince George's County, Maryland, area. -Jay IDK

I saw the waterboarding device in Cambodia's notorious Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh and did not see another until I was strapped down on an identical one at SERE. Waterboarding was administered as a 'stress demonstrator' to show that an enemy could make one say anything. And one does. -Malcolm Nance

Self Help is a notoriously crowded market, but I believe that I've successfully differentiated myself in a few ways. For one, most demographic data shows that millennials think/act/see the world differently, and I don't think there's much personal development stuff out there that caters to millennial attitudes and experiences very well. -Mark Manson

I think I'm a very notoriously positive comic. -Chris Gethard

A lot of the things I loved the most growing up were, on the surface, kind of challenging or impenetrable. I loved Andy Kaufman, and half his shows, people would walk out in a rage. I love punk rock, which is notoriously music that doesn't always sound very inviting or appealing but, I think, unquestionably has the most heart, the most integrity. -Chris Gethard

Society is notoriously stupid in its failure to harness the wisdom of older women in everything from television to politics, family life to boardrooms, and here is one reminiscing with honesty and realism about women's particular challenge: to create our professional and financial structures in the same period as our peak fertility. -Victoria Coren Mitchell

We're notorious for living up to our namesake. We're all about love. That's how we roll, even when it's to a fault. -Nancy Wilson

I think bald guys have been notoriously cast as villains throughout history. -Anthony Carrigan

Exit polls have gone notoriously wrong in the past. -H. D. Kumaraswamy

I was notorious at NXT for having constant pitches and ideas. I was that girl who would come in every day to Dusty Rhodes with a 10-page pitch for characters and posters of character development. -Lana

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