Spoils Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Spoils Quotes from Elihu Root, Norman Mailer, David Gilmour, Geri Halliwell, Namrata Shirodkar. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

No nation now sets forth to despoil another upon the av

No nation now sets forth to despoil another upon the avowed ground that it desires the spoils.
Elihu Root
I think it’s bad to talk about one’s present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
Norman Mailer
I don’t like to get too specific about lyrics. It places limitations on them, and spoils the listeners’ interpretation.
David Gilmour
Perfectionism kills art. I find that if I criticise myself, it spoils the fun. You can get paralysed by analysis – it takes all the playfulness away.
Geri Halliwell
I am more of the disciplinarian and the bad cop at home. Since Mahesh spoils our son, I have to balance it out.
Namrata Shirodkar
Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.
Russell Baker
Yes, the car is still useful – for a few people it’s essential. It would make a good servant. But it has become our master, and it spoils everything it touches.
George Monbiot
The last dog I had was an Irish wolfhound – now that is a dog. Rather spoils a person for a lesser canine, that is, anything under a hundredweight.
Laurie R. King
I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. There are moments I feel like 99 percent of the people who write stuff are the sweetest people, and then one crazy guy or girl spoils the whole thing.
Carice van Houten
I believe celebrity spoils people – some worse than others.
Phil Donahue
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
W. Somerset Maugham
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
William Shakespeare
You lead with direction, and you try to lead by example. I try to be there when things are not good and obviously share the spoils of success.
Roger Penske
After Fergie and Prince Andrew honeymooned at Le Touessrok in Mauritius, Bobby, my late husband, and I were first to stay in their suite. We enjoyed the benefits – all the spoils and the special luxuries. We practically had our own private beach, and it was most romantic.
Cilla Black
The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That’s one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
Will Rogers
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
George Santayana
Family is paramount, I am the baby of the family, I get looked after, everyone spoils me and I couldn’t live without them. They are my life, and they keep me grounded. If I get out of line, my mum will tell me off.
James DeGale
Jindal’s record in Louisiana is controversial, in part because, in a state which has historically favored patronage culture and a bureaucracy that offered uninterrupted employment for those who backed the right horse, he aimed to destroy the old spoils system.
Ben Domenech
The whole idea of having a free trade area when you have gyrating exchange rates doesn’t make sense at all. It just spoils the effect of any kind of free trade agreement.
Robert Mundell
Let’s be honest: nothing spoils ‘The Walking Dead’ quite like watching ‘The Walking Dead.’
David Harsanyi
The black masses must demand and refuse to accept nothing less than that proportionate percentage of the political spoils such as jobs, elective offices and appointments… They must reject the shameful racial tokenism that characterizes the political life of America today.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Writing is so much about rhythm. If you’ve got another rhythm in the room, it spoils the rhythm of the words.
Viv Albertine
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
If kept dry, a chocolate with a high cacao content, I’ve discovered, rarely spoils.
Bill Buford
If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain?
Tom Barrett
I think that money spoils most things, once it becomes the primary motivating force.
John Cleese
I can’t imagine, I can’t get in the mind of a wrestling fan who wants to break news that spoils a surprise for somebody. Would you want a surprise spoiled?
Dean Ambrose
Titles are spoils of war.
Josh Barnett
I live with fellow speed skaters and National Team members Heather Richardson, Sugar Todd and Mitch Whitmore, and Sugar lives up to her name. She spoils our household with baked goods, and not just at Christmastime.
Brittany Bowe
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott