Apathy Quotes

Elie Wiesel

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Samuel Johnson

I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works.

Erik Tomblin

Things will happen that you can’t prevent, things will fall apart that you can’t hold together, but ultimately you’re shaping yourself and that final product speaks volumes about who you really are, not what people see you as or what you want to be.

Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

Today, you can pick your own news. At no time has the world been this compatible with apathy.

Leo Buscaglia

...the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn. If somebody hates me, they must "feel" something ... or they couldn't possibly hate. Therefore, there's some way in which I can get to them.

Terry Eagleton

After all, if you do not resist the apparently inevitable, you will never know how inevitable the inevitable was.

Mother Teresa

If I look at the mass I will never act.

Imre Kertész

You just sit there and tolerate it, the same way everything in this country is tolerated. Every deception, every lie, every bullet in the brains. Just as you are already tolerating bullets in the brains that will be implemented only after the bullet is put in your brains.

Stephan Bauman

If we aggressively pursue truth, if we are willing to sacrifice, if we look for wisdom from those on the periphery, we have the potential to shock the world from its apathy.

Yevgeny Zamyatin

We have long become overgrown with calluses; we no longer hear people being killed. ("X")

Bill Watterson

You can present the material, but you can't make me care.

George Eliot

In bitter manuscript remarks on other men's notions about solar deities, he had become indifferent to the sunlight.

Michael Bassey Johnson

If your success is not amazing to your critics, it disturbs, infuriates, and frustrates them, and if they're not careful; may go hang themselves and go to hell.

Sanhita Baruah

You've just been demoted from the "pity" sector to the "apathy" sector.
To check the validity of this offer you can ask if anyone cares.
To cancel your subscription, go get a life.
Thank you.

Michel Faber

What do you expect? This place is one big anti-climax.

Kurt Vonnegut

I concluded that the best thing for me and for those around me was to want nothing, to be enthusiastic about nothing, to be as unmotivated as possible, in fact, so that I would never again hurt anyone.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Surrender is a choice, it is never a calling.

Marshall McLuhan

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.

Christopher Hitchens

What I used to say to people, when I was much more engagé myself, is that you can't be apolitical. It will come and get you. It's not that you shouldn't be neutral. It's that you won't be able to stay neutral.

Terry Eagleton

Historical determinism is a recipe for political quietism.

Paul Neilan

It was nice of her to want to believe the best about me. People tend to do that with the strangers they're fucking. If she wanted to think that apathy and independence were the same thing, good for her. Maybe she was right.

Blake Nelson

I stood there, watching her. The whole world was a dream, I realized. Everyone was acting in a bad soap opera. The whole world was one big FOX TV show.

Anne Michaels

Though the contradictions of war seem sudden and simultaneous, history stalks before it strikes. Something tolerated soon becomes something good.

Friedrich Nietzsche

What a school of politeness is such a contemplation of the past! To take everything objectively, to be angry at nothing, to love nothing, to understand everything- makes one gentle and pliable.

Ryū Murakami

It was the face of a human being who’d been constructed exclusively of wounds. Not time or history or ambition, nothing but wounds. The face of a person who could probably kill someone without feeling anything whatsoever.

Donna Lynn Hope

Apathy. What’s hard to understand? They don’t care. Not until it affects them.

William Lloyd Garrison

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.

Guy Mankowski

Apathy's just a front. People offer it when there's something stronger hiding underneath. You have to work harder to tap into it, but then your performance has even more power.

Gillian Flynn

I am not angry or sad or happy to see you. I could not give a shit. You don't even ripple.


Self-help and those stupid proverbs, they do nothing. Soul food? It’s like trying to cure starvation with a sugar cube. It might taste sweet on the lips but once it dissolves, the emptiness is still there.


Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.

Blake Nelson

All the girls stared at me with hatred in their eyes. It was a big drama that had to be acted out. But deep down, nobody really cared. The other girls didn't care about Jennifer. Jennifer didn't care about me. I didn't care about anything.
Everyone was so full of crap.

Banana Yoshimoto

Even when I try to stir myself up, I just get irritated because I can't make anything come out. And in the middle of the night I lie here thinking about all this. If I don't get back on track somehow, I'm dead, that's the sense I get. There isn't a single strong emotion inside me.

Joseph Conrad

Even extreme grief may ultimately vent
itself in violence-but more generally takes the form of apathy

Richelle E. Goodrich

Sorrow on another's face often looks like coldness, bitterness, resentment, unfriendliness, apathy, disdain, or disinterest when it is in truth purely sadness.

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