41 Quotes About Feeling Hated


Having a distaste for something can sometimes lead you down a path to despising and hating something. These quotes about feeling hated illustrate what it is like to feel some of those similar emotions about you.

“A modest dose of self-love is entirely healthy – who would want to live in a world where everyone hated themselves? But taken too far, it soon becomes poisonous.”

“By an irony of fate, my first employment was as a draughtsman. I hated drawing; it was for me the very worst of annoyances. Fortunately, it was not long before I secured the position I sought, that of chief electrician to the telephone company.”

“Growing up, I loved drama and fantasies. I hated the Marx Brothers. I took all that confusion seriously.”

“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”

“Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.”

“I actually hated hunting the first time I went when I was a kid. My dad took us deer hunting. We sat there for 30 minutes, and I felt like I was losing my mind. But in college, I fell in love with it. Football became a full-time job, and I needed an escape. I needed something that would mellow me out.”

“I always had short hair, and I hated my short hair. I was always mistaken for a boy, but my mom wouldn’t let me change my hair because she was always chasing me around with a hairbrush, and it was always tangled, so she just would cut it off, and she’s right: short hair did suit me.”

“I don’t need a vacation in the traditional sense, like I would if I had a job I hated.”

“I grew up as a tomboy. I hated posing and things like that.”

“I hated school because I liked to daydream and the system tried to stop me from that.”

“I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids.”

“I hated the draft, but at the same time, it’s something that made every American take war seriously.”

“I like to be loved or hated – I don’t like mediocre. So I’d rather have the entire crowd hate me than to have 90% hate me.”

“I lost my dad way too early and it was agonisingly awful. I missed him so much and I hated knowing that I could never again pick up the phone to tell him about my day.”

“I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back.”

“I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can’t imagine having a better life.”

“I think I got into travelling because it was so not in my blood, so against my tendency to just stay put because my dad just hated going on holidays, because, as I’ve said in many essays, the thing that he hated more than anything else in life was spending money. And as soon as you leave your home, you’re spending money.”

“I think I was the third person in the world to get a Kindle, and I hated it from the minute I got it.”

“I was a smart kid, but I hated school.”

“I was both loved and hated for being upfront. But I was just being myself.”

“I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.”

“If you go through your life being completely truthful, everybody will hate you, and something I deeply fear is being hated.”

“If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.”

“I’m much more comfortable being hated than being beloved.”

“In the beginning, I was very insecure. I hated how I looked in pictures.”

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.”

“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”

“I’ve always hated authority from an early age. And authority have always hated me.”

“I’ve always hated criminals and crime. Life is hard enough without someone walking into your life on purpose and making it worse.”

“I’ve always looked the same. Since I was a child, I hated having to deal with my hair. I hated having to change my clothes. As a kid, I had a sailor shirt and the same old corduroy pants, and that’s what I wanted to wear everyday.”

“Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.”

“Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love.”

“My mother had taught shorthand and typing to support us since my father died, and secretly she hated it and hated him for dying and leaving no money because he didn’t trust life insurance salesmen.”

“People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone.”

“Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.”

“The most successful terrorist group in the United States for almost 70 years was the Ku Klux Klan. They hated Catholics, Jews, and blacks. They were prone to violence.”

“The problem often is that aspiring brands wish to be universally loved. Unfortunately, universal love is neither achievable nor desirable. Instead, great brands are loved by some and hated by others because they actually stand for something.”

“To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.”

“To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction.”

“Yes, and I had pimples so badly it used to make me so shy. I used not to look at myself. I’d hide my face in the dark, I wouldn’t want to look in the mirror and my father teased me and I just hated it and I cried everyday.”

“You won’t believe it, but for the first two years of our marriage I lived off my wife. Like every self-respecting man, I hated it.”

Sometimes the hate we feel can be that for ourselves and our bodies.

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