35 Quotes About Being Cranky


Dealing with cranky people can require a certain level of patience and tolerance. These quotes about being cranky highlight some of the most common behaviors to expect.

“As you get older, you suffer fools less easily. That’s why there’s all those cranky character actors. I’m an exception. I’m a sweetheart.”

“As you set off into the world, don’t be afraid to question your leaders. But don’t ask too many questions at one time or that are too hard because your leaders get tired and/or cranky.”

“At the heart of the Irish economy has always been the philosophy of tax competitiveness. On the cranky left, that is very annoying; I can see that.”

“But I like being nasty. I like being cranky. Especially if it’s a cold day in Chicago, it’s nice to just take it out on Kyle, because he’s so easy to scream at, you know?”

“Excruciating agony makes me cranky.”

“For me, I took the exact right path. The cranky, independent one. And I’ve never looked back on it with anything but joy.”

“Forgiveness is not simply the absolving of an enemy, or one who has done us wrong.”

“I aspire to be an instrument of the director. I’m happiest like that. The stronger the director, the more I’m willing to give them.”

“I can’t have a big breakfast or a big lunch because I get very lethargic, and then I get really cranky. I eat, but I have to eat small, healthful amounts of food.”

“I didn’t know whether to trust Alaska, and I’d certainly had enough of her unpredictability – cold one day, sweet the next; irresistibly flirty one moment, resistibly obnoxious the next.”

“I get a little cranky with the whole business about kids not having attention spans. This reminds me of the usual business of thinking that the next generation is hopeless. Every generation has said that about every younger generation.”

“I get cranky real easily. So the honor of it and the wonder of it all and everything has a hard time overcoming the petty annoyances; I mean, that’s simply the reality of being alive, I guess.”

“I get very cranky when interrupted. I snap at people, sigh dramatically and slam my door shut.”

“I have played several characters that are crabby and cranky. I”

“I probably am a cranky writer, but I am actually a fairly nice, normal person. Since I’m a grouchy writer, of course I have friends whose books are doing way better than mine.”

“I was so tired of her getting upset for no reason. The way she would get sulky and make references to the freaking oppressive nature of tragedy or whatever but then never said what was wrong, never have any goddamned reason to be sad.”

“If I don’t eat something after I work out, I get shaky and cranky – not a good combination when you’re a television host.”

“I’m not really wise. But I can be cranky.”

“I’m old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do, I’d tell them where to put it.”

“I’m one of those people who has to write. If I don’t write, I feel itchy and depressed and cranky. So everybody’s glad when I write and stop complaining already.”

“I’m starting to believe that happily ever after includes people doing things that upset each other. We all get cranky, or impatient, or worried, or careless enough to do or say things that hurt someone else.”

“It’s a responsibility that I take most seriously, so excuse me for banning you from killing them because you have reverse PMS.”

“Men are all right for friends, but as soon as you marry them they turn into cranky old fathers, even the wild ones.”

“My cranky cardiologist says I’m destined to die in the kitchen.”

“Nobody else took what I was doing seriously, so nobody would want to work with me. I was thought to be a bit eccentric and maybe cranky.”

“One of my theories about why we’ve been cranky is Australians have been forced to focus on politics or party politics a little bit more than they normally would.”

“People get cranky when you burst their bubble. Over time, advances in astronomy have relentlessly reinforced the utter insignificance of Earth on a celestial scale.”

“Tai chi is the one exercise that can universally help solve our growing health crisis. It has stood the test of thousands of years.”

“That is simply the most beautiful publishing office in the world, with that cranky old building in that wonderful park.”

“The truth is that trout fishermen scheme and lie and toss in their sleep. They dream of great dripping trout, shapely and elusive as mermaids, and arise cranky and haggard from their fantasies.”

“There will be good days and bad, which means that some days I may be cranky and some days really cranky!”

“These days I have to be extra nice in stores. It never fails that whenever I look as bad as I can possibly look or I am sort of cranky because the store is out of something, that is precisely the time when someone one will recognize me and say: ‘I really like your show.'”

“They [leftists] are outraged when people are not cranky and not miserable. They want everybody to be, if they are. It isn’t fair that some people should be enjoying life when other people don’t.”

“You grow a whole lot more as a writer by getting old stories out of the house and letting new ones come in and live with you until they grow up and are ready to go.”

“Your wrinkles either show that you’re nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you’re always smiling.”

Dealing with a child after school or even an adult after a long work day can lead to cranky encounters.

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