Apology quotes are a good way to learn about people's views on saying sorry and how different situations are handled by others.
While some of the quotes listed below are humorous and others profound, they all provide us with a little more insight into the world of apologies.
The entertainment industry has been particularly forthcoming and has provided us with countless quotes about apologies. Some of the more interesting ones that we've found are in this first group.
There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested on a DUI charge.
Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist.
I can wholeheartedly apologize for not being at all sorry. And it really is the least I can do.
You must tell me who I might have hurt. I have to write them an apology.
I feel like this is a dream—I apologize for how I dressed some of you.
I hated Chris, my brother. I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my father gave him permission to fight back. I'll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life.
Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?
I never, ever want to apologize for a film. If it's bad I'll say it's my fault. And that's what I can say so far in all the films that I've done, that if you don't like it, it's entirely my fault.
I probably owe an apology to fans that have been supportive and have not wanted to believe any of this was true. It takes a little bit of the sheen off of the mystique.
If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
I won't apologize for ticket prices. I think we're well worth it. We consider ourselves in the elite touring acts, like the Stones, Elton John, Paul McCartney.
I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies.
It seems that whatever we do is somehow beyond reproach—murder, rape, drunk driving—as long as we go on a TV show and apologize.
Even the queen of television herself needed to say sorry for defending James Frey, author of 'A Million Little Pieces'.
I regret that phone call (to the Larry King show). I made a mistake and I left the impression that the truth does not matter. And I am deeply sorry about that, because that is not what I believe. To everyone who has challenged me on this issue of truth, you are absolutely right.
For lengthier celebrity apologies, videos, and our review of how well they fared with their mea culpas, visit our public apology pages.
This next set of quotes about apologies come from renowned authors and profound thinkers.
Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing
It is only fair to state, with regard to modern journalists, that they always apologize to one in private for what they have written against one in public.
Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?
A hero is someone we can admire without apology.
Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The apology quotes below are all politically related. For those interested in the more sordid side of politics, we also provide a complete listing of Bill Clinton's apologies following the Lewinsky affair.
I would like to apologize for referring to George W. Bush as a deserter. What I meant to say is that George W. Bush is a deserter, an election thief, a drunk driver, a WMD liar, and a functional illiterate. And he poops his pants.
If the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush administration again.
I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.
Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped.
Vietnam should remind conservatives that whenever you put your faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you wind up an apologist for mass murder.
What would I have done if I'd been put to the test? Would I have risked my own life for people I hardly knew? Probably, I would have looked the other way at best or become another apologist for evil at worst.
We hope that you've enjoyed these apology quotes, and in the words of Henry Kissinger...
Accept everything about yourself. I mean everything... You are you and that is the beginning and the end—no apologies, no regrets.