Top 165 Unfortunate Quotes

In this post, you will find great Unfortunate Quotes from famous people, such as Hideki Tojo, Busy Philipps, Judge Mills Lane, Tom Colicchio, John Henrik Clarke. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Despite Japan's desires and efforts, unfortunate differ

Despite Japan‘s desires and efforts, unfortunate differences in the ways that Japan, England, the United States, and China understood circumstances, together with misunderstandings of attitudes, made it impossible for the parties to agree.
Honestly, I don’t have time for a lot of TV. And it’s unfortunate, because I love TV.
Every unfortunate event does not give rise to lawsuit.
Judge Mills Lane
A lot of professions happen to be male-dominated because women drop out at a certain point. It’s unfortunate.
It is unfortunate that so much of the history of Africa has been written by conquerors, foreigners, missionaries and adventurers. The Egyptians left the best record of their history written by local writers.
We have our own culture, our own community. A lot of people don’t realize that. They just assume that deaf people are very unfortunate, very disabled, but no.
You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
Catherine the Great
I don’t know whether it is fortunate or unfortunate, but I have no such thing as national pride. I don’t feel proud that I am Iranian. I happen to be who I am.
What is sad to me is not what Bill Nye thinks about me. What I found really unfortunate is that after presenting my stand on God’s Word, there were a number of Christians who were more complimentary of Bill Nye than of me because Bill Nye was defending evolution and billions of years.
I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone write an unauthorised biography of me. Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written. My feeling is that if I’m going to write my life story, I ought to have my life first.
Hollywood is a very volatile place where artists come in, and they essentially say they want to belong. It’s incredibly vulnerable to be an actor and also get criticism at a young age when you‘re formulating who you are. We’ve seen a lot of people fall victim to that, and it’s very unfortunate.
It’s unfortunate that Facebook, as soon as I come and speak out, they ban me from their platforms.
The truth is ‘Akaash Vani’ was not a young film. The second half of the film was quite mature. It’s unfortunate that not many people have seen the film, so I am still associated more with ‘Youth Centric Films‘.
Luv Ranjan
I believe tobacco is a slow poison and it’s unfortunate that a lot of youngsters are hooked to it.
I think that we all stand on the dartboard of life. Roughly 30,000 people a year are going to catch a dart labeled pancreatic cancer, and that’s unfortunate. It’s not what I would have chosen. But I in no way feel like I deserved it.
At one time there were voiceover artists, now there are celebrity voiceover artists. It’s unfortunate because these people need the money less than the voiceover artist.
I’ve toured all over the world, and all over the UK too, but I mainly get to see venues, hotels and airports – which is a bit unfortunate.
People are divided into two classesthose who profit by experience and those who do not. The unfortunate part of it all is that the latter class is by far the larger of the two.
Douglas Fairbanks
I’m always put in the unfortunate position of asking people to donate money and people I know in bands to play benefit concerts and all this stuff.
A lot of people work extremely hard and through no fault of their own – bad luck, the wrong environment, unfortunate circumstances – struggle to survive.
It’s unfortunate that people go, ‘Oh, wow, man, they can get Zakk Wylde to jump up there on stage, and it’s Pantera again.’ No, it’s not, you know. It’s not that simple.
Ronaldo is a fantastic player, one of the best I’ve ever seen, but he’s been a bit unfortunate to be of the same generation as Messi. Consequently, they have to share the limelight.
During the Middle Ages they understood that words accompanied by imagery are much more memorable. By making the margins of a book colorful and beautiful, illuminations help make the text unforgettable. It’s unfortunate that we’ve lost the art of illumination.
It’s unfortunate. Title IX is rather simple: don’t discriminate on the basis of sex.
It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
Arthur Balfour
Its unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn’t have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They’re kinder.
Not unlike our country‘s history, my personal history was founded upon an unfortunate history of racial conflict between black and white.
Prejudice and discrimination based on our differences is an unfortunate fact of life.
For me, funny is funny, and what’s unfortunate is these comedians aren’t being allowed to operate in rooms for everybody and that everybody can laugh and say, ‘Okay, I find that person funny, and I don’t just have to find them funny because they look like me.’
People are human. People have failings. It’s unfortunate people want to keep piling on people’s failings.
Americans voted for Trump. A lot of people in this country feel the system of representative democracy hasn’t worked for them for a long, long time. And those are the issues that this election gives us an unfortunate opportunity to engage with. And engaging instead with the Russia conspiracy takes up that bandwidth.
There is an unfortunate side effect of being a person o

There is an unfortunate side effect of being a person of few words: Sometimes people will assume you are less intelligent than you are.
I’m a pretty chaotic person, but I’m also a perfectionist. It’s a very unfortunate mix.
Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
Every hairstyle I have is funny because my barber is a standup comedian by the slightly unfortunate name of Paul Sweeney. His cuts are fantastic but the chats are even better.
Much of the uncertainty of law is not an unfortunate accident: it is of immense social value.
You often see in Washington those who disagree you described as stupid or evil. It’s one of the most unfortunate trends of modern political discourse. Portraying opponents as too dumb to know the truth but smart enough and wanting people to suffer.
When you lose control of risk at a financial institution, you do a variety of unfortunate credit extensions or purchases – and all of a sudden, you’ve blown up your business.
Unfortunately, in our culture, one person can write a letter to the network, and they shut something down. It’s unfortunate.
I always think the really unfortunate thing about the Australian film industry is its lack of momentum. And I don’t mean this in a derogatory way. I’m always wanting it to pick up momentum, and I’m wondering if that’s even possible.
My mother made a lot of things because she thought they’d be healthy for us. There were some very unfortunate experiences with whole wheat bread and bananas. I always tried to get rid of that sandwich and eat one of my friends’ lunches.
It is true that some liberals and humanists, along with the laid-back Danes, deny the existence of evil. This is largely because they regard the word ‘evil’ as a device for demonising those who are really nothing more than socially unfortunate.
It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights.
It’s an unfortunate situation. After such a great play I felt like I got hit late, no flag, broke my hand. That’s it. That’s pretty much been the story for the past three weeks, and obviously at some point something catastrophic was going to happen, and I broke my hand.
Michael Vick
It’s unfortunate biologically we have to sleep.
It’s unfortunate people can twist and turn things to fit whatever narrative they’d like it to fit.
It is unfortunate I haven‘t been able to get the game time I wanted at West Brom but I need to stay focused, progress, and try not to think about it too much.
The claim that too many criminals are being jailed, that there is over-incarceration, ignores an unfortunate fact: For the vast majority of crimes, a perpetrator is never identified or arrested, let alone prosecuted, convicted and jailed.
President Donald Trump’s decision to ban American aid to all organisations that in any way advocate women’s right to abortions is very unfortunate. All experience shows that this kind of decision does not reduce the number of abortions; rather, it forces girls and women to revert to life-threatening procedures.
Isabella Lovin
Now, if you are like me – if you are like practically anybody in America – then you probably hold some negative opinions about the French, based upon movies, rumors, recent headlines, unfortunate run-ins with Parisian waiters, or… you know… all that unpleasantness surrounding the Vichy regime.
The scary part of alcoholism and addiction and that is until a person is ready to stop, they’re not gonna, and there’s nothing anyone can do. There’s nothing anyone can say or do. And the unfortunate part is sometimes people die because of that.
As I was born to be unfortunate, my sun soon clouded.
Deborah Sampson
It’s so unfortunate because people have become so comfortable being mean.
The more people know about you, the less they can project who you are supposed to be. It’s unfortunate that you really only get one shot at that.
So many things for me are unfortunate in the commercialization of something that is special. It’s like when Led Zeppelin appears in Cadillac commercials. There’s something that is taken away from your love of this thing and your connection to it.
Most educated Indians are bilingual. Amongst the urban elite though, there is a disdain for regional languages. That’s unfortunate.
These past six years, people have seen me as a woman, not a transsexual. People in the gym, people I train with, it’s been great, it’s been awesome. I’m just a woman to them. I don’t want that to go away. It’s unfortunate that it has to.
I do not mind if a PM or leader of the opposition is single but if he or she chooses to dispense with marriage despite living with someone and having children, then I think that shows a contempt for marriage which sends an unfortunate message.
Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
It is unfortunate that there is not a government in Iraq that has been able to unify the Shiites and the Sunnis sufficiently. They are not currently fighting together.
It is said that man doesn’t live by bread alone. Sometimes this is unfortunate, because people who cannot live by bread alone too often kill other people in consequence of the fights they get into.
You have to move on with your life at some point. You d

You have to move on with your life at some point. You don’t quit fighting, fighting quits you at some point. It’s very unfortunate, but that’s the nature of the beast. And that’s one of those things, too, that I like to tell young fighters. Have a backup plan.
Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless.
During the ’80s, Nashville didn’t believe women were songwriters and performers. It was an unfortunate thing, because I love writing songs.
I’ve been unfortunate enough to be working, and recovering from a few injuries now and again.
I grew up playing sports, so I think of what it would be like to be in the NBA if you were a great player when Michael Jordan was playing. You could‘ve been a phenomenal player, but you’re in the Jordan era. That’s the unfortunate thing about the competitive nature of entertainment. But we know what we signed up for.
A moral stand by the sports industry is what finally settled the long, unfortunate debate over Mississippi‘s state flag.
The unfortunate thing is, for the contents of the building I could not get any insurance anywhere in Canada.
Ernst Zundel
It’s just unfortunate that a network only makes their profit off of live viewership because their hands are tied by advertisers. They may believe in the show and want it to continue, but they just unfortunately can’t afford it.
It’s unfortunate that all business gets painted as wanting to oppose the environment and slow change.
Robert J. Fisher
Bullying has been around forever, and so it became one of these issues that as an adult we look back on and say, ‘Yeah, it’s just one of those unfortunate parts of growing up.’ You know you’re not going to stop it, so it just became easier to call it one of those things that ‘just happens.’
One of my passions is women in business and helping women to get ahead in business. For women, that feedback loop can be broken. Women won’t get as much feedback from male bosses as men will get. Therefore, they have to make an extra effort, whether that is unfortunate, good, bad, indifferent.
I think it’s unfortunate to have critics for friends.
William Styron
Tech innovation is something societies have to pursue as vigorously as they can. We have to innovate civically and socially at the same rate; otherwise, you create unfortunate disruptions, and that’s where you have people opposing technological innovations.
I have an unfortunate history with Ethan Ralph. Like many women in the game industry, I’ve been doxed by him multiple times.
I feel like I delivered a blow, an unfortunate blow to a profession that not only did I personally love doing but that I value for society.
Jayson Blair
It is unfortunate that as a country we don’t have this culture of promoting health and sports.
There’s been an unfortunate history of efforts to make sure Florida‘s votes don’t count. Given that history, it’s clear why people here would be especially concerned about efforts undertaken by Super PACs and the corporations that fund them to dictate the outcome of elections.
People just don’t like me, and it’s unfortunate, because I’m trying to get people to come down and visit New Zealand. I’m an ambassador for New Zealand… it’s kind of sad.
I tend to be that swimmer that doesn’t look like she is trying, but is actually dying on the inside. It’s a little bit unfortunate because people are, like, ‘Can you just try harder?’ I was, like, ‘If you can see what’s going on in my head right now, you wouldn’t be telling me that.’
I grew up with not a lot of money and I definitely shopped at Goodwill. But even in my most unfortunate state, I was really blessed compared to a lot of the rest of the world. I had a really great chance to follow my dreams and have them actually come true.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
The fact that somebody that looks as unfortunate as I do sometimes would be an American taste god by the Bible of American taste, you know, I didn’t see that coming!
Empathy has some unfortunate features – it is parochial, narrow-minded, and innumerate. We’re often at our best when we’re smart enough not to rely on it.
I think that there’s been an unfortunate tendency for right wing think tanks to dominate these discussions. They often produce very shoddy studies and policy recommendations, which are nevertheless taken very seriously.
Juan Cole
The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.
I’m just in an unfortunate business where if you ask me a question I have to answer it honestly and if I don’t answer it truthfully then I’m not respected.
There’s no greater way to gain an audience‘s sympathy than by being unfortunate.
The unfortunate truth is that Russia was the foreign power that systematically attacked our democratic institutions in 2016.
Everyone has different body shapes, heights. It’s unfortunate because sometimes a curvy girl will say, ‘I’m a model,’ and people will look at her sideways. Then she’ll have to say, ‘I’m a plus-size model.’ That’s just society, you know?
My father was overbearing. Very controlling. He was always the way he is, even before my success. He was not always a good person. He’d play mind games to make sure I knew my place. I don’t see him, which is unfortunate. But I don’t have any desire to see him. I vaguely know where he is, and I don’t want to know.
The feminist movement is not about success for women. It is about treating women as victims and about telling women that you can’t succeed because society is unfair to you, and I think that’s a very unfortunate idea to put in the minds of young women because I believe women can do whatever they want.
There are photographers who don't really engage with th

There are photographers who don’t really engage with their subject. It’s a really unfortunate phrase, but they take their photo and they leave with it. It works but I think it ultimately limits how profound the work can be.
It’s unfortunate that music has become such big business.
It’s unfortunate, you know, that you can’t change people’s – habits, their personal habits.
In Maryland, we have the unfortunate distinction of being the most gerrymandered state in the entire nation.
That most unfortunate war, which I deeply deplore.
You know, in the 1970’s, when I was in high school, I belonged to a band called the Happy Funk Band. Until an unfortunate typo caused us to be expelled from school.
I have an unfortunate personality.
It’s unfortunate, but I know it’s the right thing to do to end the shuttle program. If we want to do other things, we need a different spacecraft.
Building a set is like building a place, but it’s a temporary place, because sets usually get torn down. Kind of unfortunate.
We were unfortunate in having lost our only child. Our world had come crashing down. But thanks to the world of medical miracles, we’ve become parents again at an age when parenthood is considered impossible.
It’s unfortunate that the U.K. and Europe don’t have the kind of culture which esteems legal protections enforced by the courts in the same way as, for example, the U.S. does.
Financial crises are an unfortunate but necessary consequence of modern capitalism.
Andrew Lo
Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.
I think that’s most unfortunate about our Democratic system, that you’re confining it to people who are either very wealthy in their own right or have capacity to gain access to large amounts of money.
The idea of forever is kind of ridiculous, which is unfortunate because it’s kind of a nice thing to say, you know. I think it softens the blow of mortality and having to say goodbye to everything you know and everyone you love and all that kind of thing.
It’s unfortunate that sometimes the personal things affect the business.
The mass audience doesn’t want to see you if you aren’t perfect. If you don’t look a certain way, if you don’t have big pecs and great skin and the perfect eyes. And it’s unfortunate, because kids are growing up with body image dysmorphia because not everyone is represented on the screen.
The overlap in the Venn diagram of things that men hate for women to wear and the things that I love to wear, it’s almost a full overlap on the Venn diagram, which is unfortunate for me.
There’s a series of children’s books called A Series of Unfortunate Events, which is like an incredibly dark version of Roald Dahl. I hope to start directing it.
Barry Sonnenfeld
The people who don’t like it tend to dislike it intensely. That’s unfortunate, but not surprising when one deliberately goes against audience expectations.
John M. Ford
It’s unfortunate that a certain type of stripped-down classicism became the in-house architectural language for 20th-century fascism. Can an architectural language recover from such an association? Yes, I think it can, because in the end what you’re talking about is a column and beam.
I think it’s unfortunate when people say that there is just one true story of science. For one thing, there are many different sciences, and historians will tell different stories corresponding to different things.
Change is inevitable with the evolution of technology. In the ’70s, we had records. In the ’80s, we had CDs, and now we are living in the digital age. You can say it’s sad or unfortunate, but the reality is you’ve got to roll with the times and the technology.
If you go to a building to skate, or if you go to these places to skate, you’re told it’s against the law in some cities. It’s definitely a bummer. It’s unfortunate.
Look at those they call unfortunate and at a closer view, you’ll find many of them are unwise.
I was 11 years old and horse-obsessed. New York City was an unfortunate place for a girl like me to be growing up.
Well, this is an unfortunate part of the UN institution. It’s the – the theater of the absurd. It doesn’t only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Gadhafi’s Libya chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights; Saddam‘s Iraq headed the UN Committee on Disarmament.
We’re long past having to defend or explain why women should be on boards, given all the data that shows how companies with female as well as male directors perform better. It’s unfortunate when companies with a large percentage of women constituents don’t reflect that in their boardrooms.
I think that what is truly unfortunate is when an entire party makes a decision that they’re going to block every single thing that a president wants to accomplish. It’s very – it’s very hard to get anything done in those circumstances.
Not for one second do I not, like, pinch myself that I’ve had a successful acting career for 24 years. I am so grateful. But it’s unfortunate that we live in a society that really puts a lot of pressure on women to look a certain way and to age a certain way. I think that sucks.
If one cannot use technology then it is really unfortunate.
I've had moments when I've had to bounce back. It's unf

I’ve had moments when I’ve had to bounce back. It’s unfortunate, but you just don’t have time to kind of sit there and stew on things. You have to flush them out, move on.
It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
This gulf war syndrome thing is truly unfortunate, and I’ve met some of the vets who have this. These are my guys, and I feel terrible about it.
It’s unfortunate that myself, as a black man, cannot care about the issues that impact the black community without being seeing as a race-baiter or without being seen as someone who doesn’t care about any other ethnic groups.
To be honest, I think NBA experience and years trumps everything else. It’s unfortunate but when you come from somewhere else it’s known that you don’t have NBA experience and the NBA is so different to everywhere else so in that sense you need those years.
As far as characters are concerned, Alan Partridge makes me wet myself. I’m currently reading the book and have started talking like him as an unfortunate consequence.
It’s unfortunate that a lot of people think African-American female artists are monolithically R&B this-or-that, don’t have to do anything by default.
This genre of music seems to want to push people into a certain time slot, which is unfortunate.
Juice Newton
I would never encourage my children to be athletes – first because my children are not athletes and second because there are so many people pushing to get to the top in sports that 100 people are crushed for each one who breaks through. This is unfortunate.
The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken.
I got heckled by a woman, and my riposte fixed upon her unfortunate hair texture, only for her to remove her wig and reveal to the room the horrors of chemotherapy.
You can feel yourself trying too hard, doing too much. Nobody wants to watch somebody when they’re needy, and actors are in the unfortunate position of needing to be cast and needing to be liked.
Jess Weixler
I still get a lot of stick from Leeds fans which is unfortunate because Leeds is very close to me. It was one of the best clubs I ever played for. They gave me the start and I had a fantastic time there.
It’s unfortunate to lose guys in their rookie year.
When we heard that America is pulling out of the Paris Agreement, that’s unfortunate, but franklyspeaking purely from my competitive juices point of view – we are delighted that somebody’s not going to look at these opportunities. They’ll be all there for us.
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
Sprawl is the American ideal way to develop. I believe that what we’re developing in Denver is in no appreciable way different than what we’re doing in Los Angeles – did in Los Angeles and are still doing. But I think we have developed the Los Angeles model of city-building, and I think it is unfortunate.
Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people’s beliefs.
It is very unfortunate that unless you are a star, nobody considers you in B-Town.
Some people feel like I’m arrogant. It’s unfortunate, because people don’t know my heart.
I was getting a lot of really nasty feedback about my weight during ‘Fargo,’ which is unfortunate because I am statistically a completely average-size woman.
About six months after I moved to New York City, I was literally down to my last twenty dollars when a friend of mine from college got me a job at an Upper East side gym. I ran the cafe, and I was the janitor. It was an unfortunate combination of duties, to say the least.
It’s always unfortunate when a reporter is sent behind bars for failing to turn over sources. There’s no way to say what the long-term outcome will be.
Judy Woodruff
For me, what I learned is that I went for a long time without making music when I was married, and I think some of that was because – it was a little bit unfortunate – but it didn’t make sense in the confines of my marriage for me to be the musician and the writer, which requires a lot of focus and attention.
It is better, however, for his own reputation that the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks.
The one thing that the president continues to diminish, which I think is unfortunate, is the fact that the Russian government, at the highest level, deliberately interfered with our election in 2016, and according to all of our experts in the intelligence community, they are coming back with more force in 2018 and 2020.
Jack Reed
It is unfortunate that in a country that has over a billion people, we have just one sport to talk about.
Of the alternatives we face in controlling long-term spending growth, moving Medicare to a voucher system seems only mildly unfortunate – and nothing as compared with a debt-driven economic crisis that could stem from inaction.
We, as women, particularly if we have families, you know, we’re taking care of children, we’re taking care of, you know, our home, our husbands, we take care of everybody but ourselves. And it’s really unfortunate.
It’s unfortunate how people assume so much about your life based on the work you do.
Well, nine times out of ten when you have 2 or 3 stars in a household you have an unfortunate amount of competition that’s not necessarily a healthy competition.
Edwin Starr
It's unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things

It’s unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white.
The unfortunate part about trial by fire in fighting is that people punch you in the face.
It’s unfortunate that you don’t see the loyalty from management to players and players to management like we used to see in the old days.
Kevin Johnson
I believe politics is a team sport. That, for awful and unfortunate reasons beyond any of our control, the American system only allows, effectively, for two teams.
It’s so unfortunate that people have this need to join gangs.
There’s this weird thing that happens when you contribute something to a static profile. You have to worry about how this new content fits in with your online persona that’s supposed to be you. It’s uncomfortable and unfortunate.
I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor, unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.
The older I get, the more I want to do. It beats death, decay or golf in unfortunate trousers. Peace and quiet depress me.
In high school, from age 15 to 18, I was saddled with the unfortunate nickname of ‘Junk,’ which doesn’t do a lot for one’s self-esteem.
Hudson Leick
When I got released in 2013, I just felt that was an unfortunate situation for me.