Tainted quotes:

  • Nobody likes tainted victories. -- Steve Prefontaine
  • Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism. -- Louis Pasteur
  • There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • Today, 'fat' has become not a description of size but a moral category tainted with criticism and contempt. -- Susie Orbach
  • I haven't been faithful to my wife. Our marriage has been tainted with my infidelities. I was irresponsible. -- David Boreanaz
  • Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison. -- Georges Bataille
  • I still have a 15?? sticker on the frame of my law degree. It's tainted, so I just leave it in the basement. -- Clarence Thomas
  • So far I, at least, have no fault to find with implications of Hamilton's Federalism, but unfortunately his policy was in certain other respects tainted with a more doubtful tendency. -- Herbert Croly
  • Perhaps it is time to debate culture. The common story is that in 'real' African culture, before it was tainted by the West, gender roles were rigid and women were contentedly oppressed. -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place. -- Joseph de Maistre
  • If the Age of Sport has been all champagne and roses hitherto, then expect our love affair with its newly-acquired prominence to become increasingly tainted by scandals about cheating. Sport is losing its shine and allure. -- Martin Jacques
  • The best work of literature to represent the American Dream is 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It shows us how dreaming can be tainted by reality, and that if you don't compromise, you may suffer. -- Azar Nafisi
  • If you look at the sponsors who were in the sport 15 years ago compared to now there are a lot fewer. Why? Because those runners who took drugs tainted the sport. They tainted all of us in it. -- Maurice Greene
  • When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor. -- Alice Hamilton
  • The air that people breathe in many Chinese cities has become dangerously polluted. Their food supply is subject to constant contamination scandals. Now it appears that not merely stagnant ponds but the water people draw from deep underground is already tainted. -- James Fallows
  • To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success. -- Orison Swett Marden
  • Sometimes, idealistic people are put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in Heaven. To succeed in this world you have to be known to people. -- Sonia Sotomayor
  • In all the things I've gone through as a politician, I have seen that in this system it is really very difficult to make any headway without being somehow tainted. And let me say, 'Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.' -- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
  • Individual companies now have the voluntary responsibility of recalling their own products. While many companies have acted properly and swiftly to recall contaminated goods, the delay between the identification of tainted foods and the company's decision to recall those foods leads to the needless sickness of too many Americans. -- Diana DeGette
  • People in the Middle East may consider the U.S. an evil hegemony that has tainted their culture, but when I look at the growth of racial and ethnic tolerance and understanding in my generation in the U.S., and see those sentiments make it around the world, it makes me feel proud. -- Aloe Blacc
  • In an era when party fundraising is badly tainted, dinners are a really good way of raising cash for campaigning. Lots of people giving very small amounts of money through ticket sales and raffle prizes: yes, it's much harder work than big donations, but I think it's a more democratic and transparent way of fundraising. -- Lucy Powell
  • When people say they prefer organic food, what they often seem to mean is they don't want their food tainted with pesticides and their meat shot full of hormones or antibiotics. Many object to the way a few companies - Monsanto is the most famous of them - control so many of the seeds we grow. -- Michael Specter
  • I hate flatscreens. I don't want to see anything in that much pixilation. I don't need to see the pimple on someone's face. I love the world through glass. The more old, dusty and tainted that glass is, the prettier and more impressionistic that is to me. I don't need to see everything perfectly. I don't like it. -- Drew Barrymore
  • You and I are, by birth, by nature, and by choice, inwardly depraved, which is to say that we are entirely corrupt. That's not to say that we have no good in us; we do. However, anything good in us has been tainted with evil. It touches everything. Without the redeeming power of Christ we cannot halt our own moral slide. -- Charles R. Swindoll
  • You forget that sometimes comedy is just a big night out for people. Almost every show, people come up to me and go, 'This is the first comedy show I've ever seen,' so you want to do well. If you do horribly at somebody's first time seeing live stand-up, well, you've not only tainted yourself, you've tainted a whole art form. -- Hannibal Buress
  • Show business got really tainted for me. -- Anna Chlumsky
  • Our tainted world looms within us, every one. -- Chang-Rae Lee
  • His money is twice tainted: taint yours and taint mine. -- Mark Twain
  • There's truth even in tainted knowledge, if one reads carefully. -- N. K. Jemisin
  • Everything they've said is tainted now. Every day was a lie. -- Lindsey Leavitt
  • The recommended daily allowances are based on arbitrary, unscientific, and tainted standards. -- William Proxmire
  • I have no wish to win an award that would be tainted, -- Melky Cabrera
  • The undressed is vulgar; the nude is pure, and the well-dressed tainted. -- Robert Green Ingersoll
  • Know DEEPLY who you are in Christ or everything else will be tainted. -- Floyd McClung
  • In short: I felt my existence was tainted, in some subtle but essential way. -- Donna Tartt
  • I usually accept bribes from both sides so that tainted money can never influence my decision. -- Francis Bacon
  • whatever your career may be, do not let yourselves become tainted by a deprecating and barren scepticism. -- Louis Pasteur
  • They [Americans] augur misgovernment at a distance and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze. -- Edmund Burke
  • Somehow when you see a politician kiss a baby, shake a hand -- kiss anything -- it is tainted. -- Elise Valmorbida
  • Beware of feedback from friends whose judgments could be tainted by feelings of envy or the need to flatter. -- Curtis Jackson
  • It takes great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. -- Oscar Wilde
  • In law, what plea so tainted and corrupts, but being seasoned with a gracious voice obscures the show of evil. -- William Shakespeare
  • Knowledge and imagination are the life buoy and the extra lung for breathing outside the walls of a tainted reality. -- Hassan Blasim
  • Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit; to become delightful, happiness must be tainted with poison. -- Georges Bataille
  • We speak the love language, they speak from pain and anguish. Some don't love theyselves, so they perception is tainted. -- Talib Kweli
  • To Foreswear vengeance is to chain oneself to forgiveness, to flounder in pardon, to be tainted by the hatred smothered within. -- Emile M. Cioran
  • The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument. -- Newt Gingrich
  • A tainted society has invented psychiatry to defend itself against the investigations of certain superior intellects whose faculties of divination would be troublesome. -- Antonin Artaud
  • I believe in true love. But my opinion is tainted, because I also believe in Bigfoot, aliens, and in the existence of honest politicians. -- Jarod Kintz
  • Far beneath the tainted foamThat frets above our peaceful home,We dream in joy and wake in loveNor know the rage that yells above. -- John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
  • I loved the audacity of that American principle which says. When life gets tainted or goes stale, junk it! Leave it behind! Go West! -- Jonathan Raban
  • The impulse to perform a worthy action often springs from our best nature, but is afterwards tainted by the spur of selfishness or sinister interest. -- Emile Souvestre
  • The hardest thing is to live richly in the present without letting it be tainted out of fear for the future or regret for the past. -- Sylvia Plath
  • [Donald Trump] is going to be tainted by scandal. Congress hangs by just three Republican votes. If he loses three Republicans, you're going to see investigations, subpoenas. -- Norman L. Eisen
  • Why would I want to run for Congress and continue to get tainted with all the things that people get tainted with as they come along the system. -- Benjamin Carson
  • You need a sanctuary. Somewhere where it doesn't feel like it's being tainted by everybody's opinions and other people's money. I think I'm kind of homesick right now. -- Mikky Ekko
  • I would love to be fooled. The innocence of child for the first time, seeing something and being in wonder is something that I long for because I'm tainted. -- Criss Angel
  • It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. And even more courage to see it in the one you love -- Oscar Wilde
  • I hold myself to a very high standard, and I hold my contributions to that same high standard. I will not accept any contributions that are illegal, inappropriate or tainted. -- Kevin Shelley
  • Knowledge is an excellent drug; but no drug has virtue enough to preserve itself from corruption and decay, if the vessel be tainted and impure wherein it is put to keep. -- Michel de Montaigne
  • Perhaps it is time to debate culture. The common story is that in real African culture, before it was tainted by the West, gender roles were rigid and women were contentedly oppressed. -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • I feel exquisite pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind, and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self. -- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring. -- Margaret Sanger
  • The atheist view is correspondingly life-affirming and life-enhancing, while at the same time never being tainted with self-delusion, wishful thinking, or the whingeing self-pity of those who feel that life owes them something. -- Richard Dawkins
  • I'm always going to look and refer to things and remember things differently than perhaps a real or honest viewer can. I'm tainted with knowing too much. But I still very much love it. -- Kevin D. Williamson
  • The selfishness of an age that has devoted itself to the mere cult of pleasure has tainted the whole human race with an error that makes all our acts more or less lies against God. -- Thomas Merton
  • Garments that have once one rent in them are subject to be torn on every nail, and glasses that are once cracked are soon broken; such is man's good name once tainted with just reproach. -- Joseph Hall
  • You can't eat tomatoes because they're tainted with deadly salmonella. First there was tainted lettuce. Now, tainted tomatoes. Who would have thought that the healthiest part of a B.L.T. would be the bacon? -- David Letterman