Indifferent Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Indifferent Quotes from D. H. Lawrence, Conor Cruise O’Brien, Billy Graham, Patrick Lencioni, Walter Kaufmann. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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The American grips himself, at the very sources of his consciousness, in a grip of care: and then, to so much of the rest of life, is indifferent. Whereas, the European hasn’t got so much care in him, so he cares much more for life and living.
D. H. Lawrence
Human nature doesn’t include all human beings. There are human beings who are indifferent to politics, religion, virtually anything.
Conor Cruise O’Brien
Seemingly, man has learned to live without God, preoccupied and indifferent toward Him and concerned only about material security and pleasure.
Billy Graham
I work with CEOs and their executive teams… and very few of these people are really indifferent about their employees or their customers.
Patrick Lencioni
Thirdly, even if we assume that the world is governed by purpose, we need only add that this purpose – or, if there are several, at least one of them – is not especially intent on preventing suffering, whether it is indifferent to suffering or actually rejoices in it.
Walter Kaufmann
If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
Erich Fromm
Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.
Virginia Woolf
Am I completely indifferent to criticism? No, not at all. But I know who I am and I have learned to respect and care for who I am.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
There’s nothing in the world that isn’t good, bad, and indifferent.
Ninette de Valois
Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent.
B. C. Forbes
Lady Luck is indifferent. She smiles sometimes, and she frowns sometimes.
Lonnie Johnson
Canada has, at times, represented itself as a country in a valiant struggle against powerful and menacing agents that are indifferent to its special practices and sensibilities – most especially American culture. It’s the old, outdated garrison mentality.
Miriam Toews
If I give myself a chore, for instance, when I was writing the songs for Shameless, I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song; good, bad or indifferent. So that was really helpful.
Judy Collins
Everyone’s gonna have their opinion, everyone’s gonna have their favorite bands. The best way I can describe it is music is like food, either you love it, hate it, or are indifferent about it. Or you grow up and acquire a taste for it.
Phil Anselmo
When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
Eric Hoffer
Neighbors are competitors instead of partners, suspicious instead of trustful, indifferent instead of helpful, cold instead of loving, greedy instead of generous. We no longer consider ourselves living in neighborhoods, but only as living next to ‘hoods.’
Mother Angelica
I can’t afford to be indifferent to politics, but I don’t have personal ambitions.
Vagit Alekperov
You can love me, you can hate me, but just don’t be indifferent. Care about it enough to watch.
Daniel Cormier
Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.
Adlai Stevenson I
Trump uses the phrase ‘America First,’ only dimly aware that he is repeating a phrase from the interwar years and indifferent to its historic resonances. But he compulsively echoes that period – another time when leaders described the world in apocalyptic terms.
Franklin Foer
What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please.
I would rather five people knew my work and thought it was good work than five million knew me and were indifferent.
Colin Firth
The possessors of wealth can scarcely be indifferent to processes which, nearly or remotely have been the fertile source of their possessions.
Charles Babbage
Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
Alec Waugh
The inevitable campaign for ‘gender balance’ in Silicon Valley will also be indifferent to the fact that females are fast surpassing males in other sectors of the U.S. economy.
Heather Mac Donald
We cannot be indifferent to people’s life and business.
Hassan Rouhani
Stimuli, however, do not act upon an indifferent organism.
Jerome Bruner
It is my job to sell these fighters. I’m now a business partner of the UFC. What I do directly affects my paycheck. I try my best. I just don’t want people to be indifferent.
Daniel Cormier
It’s not the coolest thing in the world to be walking around humming the Taylor Swift song. It’s not as cool to be singing along with the number one song in the country as it is to be the jaded, indifferent hipster who wants to turn you on to something that nobody else is talking about.
Simon Helberg
It may be fine for an artist to be indifferent to the reaction of the viewer to a work of art. A vigorous debate on issues is also beneficial. But the dark vision of a world without truth cannot be our future.
Richard Edelman
This demonstration of power, indifferent to the law, is highly dangerous.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Mistrust the person who finds everything good, and the person who finds everything evil, and mistrust even more the person who is indifferent to everything.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
I grew up in a family that felt indifferent towards the royal family.
Josh O’Connor
The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
Blaise Pascal
For as long as our people are held hostage by controllable socio-economic forces, we cannot afford to be indifferent to the ravages of poverty in all its dimensions and ramifications.
Ibrahim Babangida
The people of one county can not be indifferent to the welfare of the people in another county.
Thomas Jordan Jarvis
South Africa never leaves one indifferent. Its history, its population, its landscapes and cultures – all speak to the visitor, to the student, to the friend of Africa.
Tariq Ramadan
When country music is doing its job, it reports on the good, bad and indifferent of our human condition.
Marty Stuart
I just want to start conversations. I want to do films that prompt conversations – whether that is positive, negative, indifferent – just ones that you leave the theater wanting to know more, wanting to watch the film over and over again.
Lily Collins
Hip-hop was indifferent to Broadway. We didn’t need Broadway, but I think Broadway needed hip-hop.
Daveed Diggs
A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.
Marshall McLuhan
I’m pretty much a loner. That’s not good, bad, or indifferent.
Melvin Van Peebles
Some people will like it. Some people will hate it. Some people are indifferent. And you have to live with that as an artist. You wanna be appreciated, you wanna be liked, but you know, it’s just not realistic for everyone.
To be among people one loves, that’s sufficient; to dream, to speak to them, to be silent among them, to think of indifferent things; but among them, everything is equal.
Jean de la Bruyere
We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from.
Jose Marti
I think, as athletes, we’ve been given a platform, and we can use it in a lot of different ways. We can use it for negative. We can use it for positive. We can be indifferent. But if you’ve been given a platform, I think God is pleased when you share… His truth in love.
Benjamin Watson
Academic culture is not merely indifferent to teaching, it is actively hostile to it.
Charlie Sykes
As far as Dustin or Dusty, neither of them contributed to me wanting to be in the industry as far as encouragement. They didn’t discourage it, but I think they both were indifferent as far as it had to be my decision.
Cody Rhodes
I was a difficult kid and a somewhat indifferent student but realized somehow that a new start at a good place, and far from home, was important.
Michael Rosbash
New York is not a place that lets you be indifferent. New York is this kind of place that, wherever you go, wherever you move, you are always confronted by your own time.
Santiago Calatrava
In writing my historical novels, I have to rely upon my imagination to a great extent. I think of it as ‘filling in the blanks.’ Medieval chroniclers could be callously indifferent to the needs of future novelists. But I think there is a great difference between filling in the blanks and distorting known facts.
Sharon Kay Penman
Today, no leader can afford to be indifferent to the challenge of engaging employees in the work of creating the future. Engagement may have been optional in the past, but it’s pretty much the whole game today.
Gary Hamel
The friends whom I have are invaluable, and although not numerous they are sufficient for my enjoyment; and the texture of my own mind renders me very indifferent to the rest of the world.
George Combe
I don’t remember being taught to read, and by the time I was seven years old, I had read a very great many books, good, bad, and indifferent.
William Morris
Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent.
George Steiner
The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference.
Al Capp
Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times.
Warren E. Burger
As a teenager, I preferred the company of boys to girls, focusing always on the most indifferent male and flirting with him until he became my slave.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
John Maynard Keynes
Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
Whitney M. Young
If a person loves only one other person, and is indifferent to his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
Germaine Greer
Doctors have told me I have a high pain threshold, but I can only know what I feel. I think I’m good at minimising the pain and being indifferent to it.
Johnny Knoxville
The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now; with all the usual lot, good, bad, and indifferent – I name no names. It takes all sorts to make a world.
Kenneth Grahame
The PBSI (Indonesian Badminton Association) have to work harder to widen the pool and find quality players. The present indifferent culture has to change.
Taufik Hidayat
Those whom we can love, we can hate; to others we are indifferent.
Henry David Thoreau
A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
Peter Marshall
I’m completely indifferent to what genre I read provided that I feel sympathy with how a writer perceives being alive in the world.
Thomas Ligotti
The fundamentals for me are character and conflict. I put character first because readers will be indifferent to conflict if they are indifferent to the character who is experiencing it.
Lynn Coady
Storms are sex. They exist alongside and are indifferent to words and description and dissection.
Kevin Patterson
Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
Francis Picabia
Good, bad or indifferent, if you are not investing in new technology, you are going to be left behind.
Philip Green
If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning glory of the nineteenth century, they will soon discover their egregious mistake.
George Ripley
If you’re so committed to liberty that you see the Soviet Union as a threat, you’re a Republican. If you’re kind of indifferent to freedom and the level of the lack of freedom in the Soviet Union is just a question of extent and not really threatening to anybody, then you’re a Democrat.
Grover Norquist
People don’t care enough. They don’t get worked up enough. They don’t get angry enough. They don’t get passionate enough. I’d rather somebody hate what I do than be indifferent to it.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.
Thomas Aquinas
There are some people, who place enormous value on their home and feel that it defines them, that a stain on the carpet is a personal defilement. There are others, and I think I am one of them, who are entirely indifferent to where they live.
J. G. Ballard
What it values most of all is the sum total of events and the advance of civilization, which carries individuals along with it; but, indifferent to details, it cares less to have them real than noble or, rather, grand and complete.
Alfred de Vigny
Those who condemn gay marriage, yet are silent or indifferent to the breakdown of marriage and divorce, are, in my view, missing the real issue.
Malcolm Turnbull
I just don’t like greedy, indifferent, selfish lawyers. And there are not that many of them.
Janet Reno
Secular humanists suspect there is something more gloriously human about resisting the religious impulse; about accepting the cold truth, even if that truth is only that the universe is as indifferent to us as we are to it.
Tom Flynn
Remember, it is a deep principle of our nature not to regard the safety of those who do not regard their own. If you are indifferent to your own safety, you must not be surprised if those less interested should become more so.
John C. Calhoun
One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
Baruch Spinoza
My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature’s laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided.
Edward Tufte
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.
Theodor W. Adorno
Just as black and white, when mixed, make grey, in many ways that’s what it did to my self-identity: it created a murky area of who I was, a haze around how people connected with me. I was grey. And who wants to be this indifferent colour, devoid of depth and stuck in the middle? I certainly didn’t.
Meghan Markle
Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances. For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert, under the indifferent heaven.
T. E. Lawrence
I love portraying the totally indifferent person.
Bob Newhart
I’m saying, let’s learn to reacquire a respect for the power of guns. This culture is so indifferent and disrespectful of guns that we should be terrified.
Christopher McQuarrie
I think most people are indifferent in their evaluation of what is good or bad.
Robert J. Sawyer
Stores can be indifferent to something new.
Greg Ginn
The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind’s eye only, fade out in sand.
Nadine Gordimer
The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.
James Joyce
Upon the clothes behind the tenement, That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines, Linking each flat, but to each indifferent, Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines.
Claude McKay
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.
Sallie Krawcheck
The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent to all genuine individuality, because relationships and reactions result from it which cannot be exhausted with logical operations.
Georg Simmel
You can only hate someone whom you have the capacity to love, because if you are really indifferent, you cannot even get up the enough energy to hate him.
Sri Chinmoy
In my relations with my father, which are difficult and where I’m often met by coolness and indifference, I am constantly tempted to be cold and indifferent. Yet I know that this is a test if I could take it rightly.
Evelyn Underhill
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
Henry Ward Beecher
How indifferent are men to this carpenter or that fisherman, who has no word to speak of adventure or of wealth, but has only the word of God to proclaim, and has no credentials but that he comes in the name of the Lord.
Edward Everett Hale
Poetry is not a genre in harmony with the modern world; its innermost nature is hostile or indifferent to the dogmas of modern times, progress and the cult of the future.
Octavio Paz
Once, when I was playing a nude scene in an indifferent play in New York, a critic wrote, ‘Diana Rigg is built like a brick basilica with too few flying buttresses.’ Do you think that’s fair?
Diana Rigg
The universe is not indifferent to our existence – it depends on it.
Stephen Hawking
It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one’s own suffering.
Robert Staughton Lynd