The entertainment industry has been particularly forthcoming with apologies. Some of the more interesting ones that we found are in this first group of quotes.
Apology quotes are a good way to learn about people's views
on saying sorry and how various situations can be handled.
some of the quotes we list below are humorous and others profound, they all provide us with
a little more insight into the world of apologies.
"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."
"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."
(This apology quote is for defending James Frey, author of A Million Little
"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
"I feel like this is a dreamI 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." Stevie
"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
"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 drivingas long as we go on a TV
show and apologize."
Now onto some apology quotes 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
Below is a series of politically related apology quotes.
We also provide a complete listing of
Bill Clinton's apologies following the
Lewinsky affair in our Famous Apology section.
"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." Bill O'Reilly
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." Bob Woodward
"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
We hope that you've enjoyed these apology quotes.... And in the words of
"Accept everything about yourselfI mean everything... You are you
and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets."
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