Top 111 Arrogance Quotes

We have collected the best Arrogance Quotes by famous authors including Tom Brokaw, Susan Lucci, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Orson Bean, Feisal Abdul Rauf and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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There’s a lot of arrogance in the medical community. There are good, reliable websites you can go to for information – the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins.

Tom Brokaw
When someone has that combination of arrogance and ignorance – that drives me crazy.

Susan Lucci
I’m in favour of religion as a tamer of arrogance. For a Greek Orthodox, the idea of God as creator outside the human is not God in God’s terms. My God isn’t the God of George Bush.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I never thought that I couldn’t do what I set out to do. It wasn’t from arrogance; it was from ignorance.

Orson Bean
Americans must outgrow the unbecoming arrogance that leads us to assert that America somehow owns a monopoly on goodness and truth – a belief that leads some to view the world as but a stage on which to play out the great historical drama: the United States of America versus the Powers of Evil.

Feisal Abdul Rauf
My first two books, I was very close to my main character, stuck inside their head. And then with ‘Arrogance,’ I broke into many different voices. I introduce many different characters, and that helped me to develop a confidence to move between different characters, between different voices.

Joanna Scott
You must not forget that you have been given worldly means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong.

Knute Nelson
An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something.

Benoit Mandelbrot
When I read ‘The Water Diviner,’ I was having the same kind of visceral reaction that I would normally have acting in something. I believed that I was the only person that could tell this story the way it needed to be told. That’s the real arrogance of a director!

Russell Crowe
When I’m making something, I’ve always felt in charge and therefore able to call the shots. But what you’ve got to do is stop that turning into arrogance or despotism!

Armando Iannucci
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.

Stephen Jay Gould
I think it’s important that the rest of the world know that we’re not all the same and that we don’t all have the sort of arrogance it feels like they’re perceiving from our leaders.

James Denton
There is a bit of arrogance with ‘Hollywood’ types that doesn’t sit well with game developers.

Wesley Snipes
Honest discussions – even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree – can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded.

David Price
We must not demonstrate any arrogance, and we must refrain from any irrational or undemocratic behavior.

Chen Shui-bian
With the arrogance of youth, I thought, ‘I don’t drink, don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs, so why would I get cancer?’ The week I spent waiting for the result of the biopsy to see if it was malignant felt like the longest of my life.

Jameela Jamil
I sometimes have an over-confidence that can be viewed as arrogance.

James Corden
I think there’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance.

Andrew Scheer
You definitely need self-belief and confidence, but there is a very fine line between that and arrogance. I would like to think I sit on the other side of that.

Todd Cantwell
Some people confuse confidence with arrogance. There’s no doubt in the business world there are a few big egos and I think arrogance can get in the way. But if you have the confidence to go to your higher superior and say this is wrong, it can make a difference.

Ben Fogle
Stand-up came out of three things. Frustration, necessity and arrogance. I didn’t have a great career ahead of me in anything. Someone literally said to me, ‘You should try stand-up,’ and took me to a venue.

Eric Bana
What makes the Stones’ arrogance so divine is that we all believe that long ago and far away they weren’t rich and famous but poor and struggling, just like us.

Jon Landau
To declare the Cold War over, and declare democracy has won out over totalitarianism, is a measure of arrogance and wrong-headedness.

Alexander Haig
Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth, once found, would be simple as well as pretty.

James D. Watson
What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures. But it is mine.

Theodore Bikel
In hindsight, I slid into arrogance based upon past success.

Reed Hastings
As a Christian, I’m passionately opposed to American pretensions that we have special standing with God; to political office-seekers who play on our religious differences; and to the religious arrogance that says, ‘Our truth is the only truth.’

Parker Palmer
The directors are selective in their choice of actors and sometimes, those choices smack of arrogance.

Rituparna Sengupta
For folks in Washington to believe that they are smart enough to pick the next energy technology is, in my judgment, the height of arrogance. For me or any of my peers to pick energy-technology X as the solution to solving America’s energy problems is just a fool’s errand.

Mike Pompeo
The biggest crime in England is to rise above your station. It’s fine to be a pop star. ‘Oh, it’s great, lots of fun, aren’t they sweet, these pop stars! But to think you have anything to say about how the world should work? What arrogance!’

Brian Eno
I’ve turned arrogance into an artform, where it’s so absurd that it becomes comedy. But I’ve never done anything to hurt anybody or steal from anyone.

John Lydon
As an artist you have to have a certain amount of arrogance.

Kim Weston
Anyone who knows me well will tell you that arrogance is one of my flaws.

Randy Pausch
It’s a deep and all but certain truth about narcissistic personalities that to meet them is to love them, but to know them well is to find them unbearable. Confidence quickly curdles into arrogance; smarts turn to smugness, charm turns to smarm.

Jeffrey Kluger
I wanted to do it my way with my career, and I had this arrogant notion that people weren’t just interested in my music but me as a person. That was my bit of arrogance, I guess. That’s something I learned from Madonna. I was a fan right from the first time I heard ‘Holiday.’

Pink
You have to be confident when you’ve got someone in front of you who wants to beat you and take the title from you. But I think people mistake my confidence for arrogance or cockiness.

Amir Khan
If you cannot bow to Buddha, you cannot be a Buddha. It is arrogance.

Shunryu Suzuki
There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.

John C. Maxwell
I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets, even though they may be utterly uninhabited.

Patrick Stewart
Showrunning is an arrogant job. You have to be arrogant and hold yourself strong in order for people to hear you. Confidence partners with arrogance. The only person you have to trust is yourself. The only instinct you can trust is your own.

Julie Plec
Arrogance – I have very little tolerance for that.

Rita Moreno
Let there be an end to the arrogance of the big powers who miss no opportunity to put the rights of the people in question. Africa’s absence from the club of those who have the right to veto is unjust and should be ended.

Thomas Sankara
There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance; its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.

Catherine Drinker Bowen
Obamacare represents a shocking display of political arrogance. It’s about time Washington started listening to Americans’ common sense voices.

Fred Upton
There’s a certain arrogance to an actor who will look at a script and feel like, because the words are simple, maybe they can paraphrase it and make it better.

Mary Steenburgen
If I don’t get the right vibes from a person, I will not speak to him or her and I guess that comes across as arrogance.

Mimi Chakraborty
Part of what makes you great as a young player can hurt you at the end of your career, in terms of you need a certain amount of ego, a certain amount of arrogance to be able to play well and to push yourself and trick yourself into thinking you’re better than you really are.

David Cone
Once again, Pat Robertson leaves us speechless with his insensitivity and arrogance.

Ralph G. Neas
I’m good at what I do. I’m really, really good at what I do, and I’m not saying this with any level of arrogance.

Punit Renjen
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.

Samuel Butler
I think that there’s something in the American psyche, it’s almost this kind of right or privilege, this sense of entitlement, to resolve our conflicts with violence. There’s an arrogance to that concept if you think about it. To actually have to sit down and talk, to listen, to compromise, that’s hard work.

Michael Moore
I’ve got no problem with getting history wrong for a purpose – Shakespeare often got things wrong for a reason. But it’s the randomised arrogance of ignorance of ‘The Tudors.’ Shame on the BBC for producing it.

David Starkey
The arrogance of power must be undermined.

David Dellinger
I would just say that nobody could do what I do unless you had a big ego. It’s the only way you can really put it. You have to be arrogant enough to challenge the arrogance of the human race.

Paul Watson
Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel.

Joe Klein
We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived.

Guy Laliberte
I was a young, new, hot star, and I had this unbelievable arrogance. As time went on, the strident narcissism and arrogance slowly diminished. But I was definitely there. I’m older now. And a big crybaby.

Chevy Chase
The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.

Goldwin Smith
The definition of swagger, in my opinion, is you have to have that arrogance, that confidence that you are the best out there at all times.

Keyshawn Johnson
I take offence if I’m called arrogant, because I’ve been brought up in a family that does not endorse arrogance.

Shruti Haasan
All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.

Theodore Bikel
The arrogance of secular Jews regarding the ultra-Orthodox community and their attempt to impose on it a different lifestyle is inappropriate.

Ayelet Shaked
What you see of me on TV and all of that, that is me – that’s truly how I feel. I’m just multiplying it. It’s that arrogance, that confidence, the belief that I’m the best, and there’s a true attitude that I don’t care what others think.

Baron Corbin
Hillary Clinton has her own issues with just her own arrogance as a leader; that has been well known for a long time.

James Lankford
I want people to hear the honesty in my singing, and that I’m not hiding behind anything. It’s raw. It’s not for any arrogance or ego. It’s just pure feelings.

Tom Odell
This searching and doubting and vacillating where nothing is clear but the arrogance of quest. I, too, had such noble ideas when I was still a boy.

Franz Grillparzer
I don’t like selling myself. It’s a sort of shy arrogance.

David Farr
Whenever I go out with a girl for a meal, I’m recognised, and I hear, ‘That’s Chad’s girl,’ before anyone even approaches for a picture. I can’t take arrogance and rude behaviour, and I really get a lot of it.

Chad le Clos
There is nothing less to our credit than our neglect of the foreigner and his children, unless it be the arrogance most of us betray when we set out to ‘Americanize’ him.

Charles Horton Cooley
I am shy. People misconstrue it as arrogance.

Himesh Reshammiya
In order to be an actor you really have to be one of those types of people who are risk-takers and have what is considered an actor’s arrogance, which is not to say an arrogance in your personal life. But you have to be the type of person who wants the ball with seconds left in the game.

Bryan Cranston
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.

Edmund Burke
As an artist you have to have a certain amount of arrogance.

Kim Weston
On the evidence we have, the meritocratic ideal ends up being just as undemocratic as the old emphasis on inheritance and tradition, and it forges an elite that has an aristocracy’s vices (privilege, insularity, arrogance) without the sense of duty, self-restraint and noblesse oblige that WASPs at their best displayed.

Ross Douthat
Honest discussions – even and perhaps especially on topics about which we disagree – can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance. They can also help us live up to the basic ideals, such as liberty and justice for all, on which our country was founded.

David Price
I’ve always felt that Donald Trump was a Dickensian character because he is so ridiculous. With his hair and his arrogance, he is certainly Dickensian in his absurdity.

Miriam Margolyes
I am saying this with a certain sense of confidence and not arrogance. The defence ministry is being run without any middleman and in a transparent way. We have proved that defence procurement can happen without middlemen.

Nirmala Sitharaman
I had a great deal of arrogance and a great deal of bravado, but I think the bravado was brought on by a huge insecurity.

Brian Molko
If you’re a director, your entire livelihood and your entire creativity is based on your self-confidence. Sometimes that’s dangerously close to arrogance.

Trevor Nunn
There is no place for arrogance or complacency in racing because you are up there one minute and on your backside the next.

Tony McCoy
The U.S.A. have a ‘football arrogance,’ which means winning is in their DNA – nothing else is good enough.

Alex Scott
Everyone knows about Amitabh Bachchan being a legendary actor, and I had this sense of arrogance that I can make him do what I want. But what he did on locations completely blew me away. I realised that I understand the quality of performances even more after seeing him perform.

Ram Gopal Varma
Without the compassionate understanding of the fear and trepidation that lie behind courageous speech, we are bound only to our arrogance.

David Whyte
My success isn’t a result of arrogance – it’s a result of belief.

Conor McGregor
It was only after five years in the army, when I was having to do a very boring job in a very boring place, that I thought: ‘Why not try writing a novel?’ partly out of youthful arrogance and partly because there had been a long line of writers in my mother’s family.

Antony Beevor
This arrogance thing… I’ve had that my whole life. I flip between, ‘Oh really? Oh, thank you. Wow. That’s amazing’ and, ‘Yeah! Of course I am.’ They’re both varying degrees of a self-defence mechanism. It can be from minute to minute that I change.

James Corden
Winning and losing have their significance in a democracy. But there should be no arrogance in victory, nor should there be any despondency in defeat.

Yogi Adityanath
There’s an arrogance of assuming that we can interpret the past – that we’ve left the right footnotes, that we’re doing the right reclamation projects, that we’re not overcorrecting. Actually, we have no idea where we’re going. It’s this Tower of Babel type scenario.

Oneohtrix Point Never
Arrogance sort of destroys that nervousness because you’re having a bunch of people flatter you and tell you you’re awesome, and it keeps you from striving as hard for the kind of validation you seek from a good show.

Cole Sprouse
Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance and conviction – in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow.

Heinrich Rohrer
The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages.

Cyrano de Bergerac
Politicians need a better understanding of global ecology. We need to be freed from our species-specific arrogance. No evidence exists that we are ‘chosen’, the unique species for which all the others were made. Nor are we the most important one because we are so numerous, powerful and dangerous.

Lynn Margulis
You need to have tremendous confidence in your work, even a touch of arrogance, chutzpah. Many very fine researchers lack intellectual daring. It’s human nature to want to be cozy, secure. But that can be a cul de sac.

Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Enough is enough. Enough of the waste. Enough of the spending. Enough of the debt. Enough of the arrogance in Washington, D.C.

Dan Benishek
It’s easy to get swept up in the trappings of that sort of lifestyle, but I’ve been doing it for long enough that I know how easy it is to fall victim to that sort of arrogance and cockiness that celebrity culture can bring about, in young men especially.

Cole Sprouse
The Labour Party has become consumed by collective bile towards… the Liberal Democrats. That portrays a rather nasty arrogance.

Nick Clegg
Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.

Chris Lowe
The arrogance of the Left always fascinates me.

Mike Gallagher
There is something so biologically implausible that your attitude is going to cure a disease. There’s a tremendous arrogance to imagine that your mind is all that powerful.

Marcia Angell
Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man, really; a man uncertain, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.

Willa Cather
I see myself capable of arrogance and brutality… That’s a fierce thing, to discover within yourself that which you despise the most in others.

George Stevens
In the end, playing for England means very little if you don’t see the rest of the world around you. It is why I hate prima donnas and arrogance.

Alastair Cook
There are so many ways to heal. Arrogance may have a place in technology, but not in healing. I need to get out of my own way if I am to heal.

Anne Wilson Schaef
If you aren’t humble, whatever empathy you claim is false and probably results from some arrogance or the desire to control. But true empathy is rooted in humility and the understanding that there are many people with as much to contribute in life as you.

Anand Mahindra
There should be both a humbleness and an arrogance. Humble when you are on the team coach and you wear the club suit, you do up your top button and wear your tie, you represent the club in the right way. Then you sign autographs for the people who pay your wages.

Ed Woodward
There are many paths to God. What really bothers me – and what I think is the height of arrogance and stupidity – is when one group believes their way is the only way. That really gets my dander up.

Leslie Jordan
I know many people on the left are suspicious of words like Americanization. To them, it can sound like a cover for white privilege and warmongering. It suggests arrogance and groupthink. But these connotations are not fixed. It is in our power to reshape them by recalling the best of America.

Eric Liu
The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall.

Taylor Caldwell
As a wheelchair user, you can’t move about freely. That’s the only thing that bothers me a little. When I’m in the Euro Group in Brussels, colleagues who want to talk to me have to come to me. But I hope they know that this has nothing to do with arrogance.

Wolfgang Schauble
This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.

Joe Biden
Colonialism bred an innate arrogance, but when you undertake that sort of imperial adventure, that arrogance gives way to a feeling of accommodativeness. You take pride in your openness.

Wole Soyinka