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The Best "Life Sucks" Quotes

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Chances are that if you found this post, you are not happy with things. Maybe your job sucks, maybe your your home life sucks, maybe the relationship you are in sucks. Or maybe your life actually does suck!

I can speak from first hand experience when I say that life can suck, but it doesn’t have to. There is no doubt that life can be hard and often overly complicated. That’s normal. What’s not normal is thinking that there is no way out. When you’re knee deep in shit in your life, it may seem like there is little to look forward to.

If you’re at that point in your life right now and looking for confirmation, here are some of the best “Life Sucks” quotes I’ve found. And if you want to get more of the same delivered to your inbox, you can join the ETG Community!

  • “If the world didn’t suck, we’d fall off”Unknown
  • “The life of man [is] solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” Thomas Hobbes
  • “Life is a shit sandwich. But if you’ve got enough bread, you don’t taste the shit” Jonathan Winters
  • “Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable”Woody Allen
  • “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”Henry David Thoreau
  • You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave”Quentin Crisp
  • “Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them”Walter Kerr
  • “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways”Stephen Vincent Benet
  • “Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us”Calvin
  • “Life is an incurable Disease” Abraham Cowley
  • “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything” Tyler Durden
  • “It is not true that life is one damn thing after another…It’s one damn thing over and over”Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry”Ernest Hemingway
  • “It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done”Samuel Johnson
  • “Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove” Ashleigh Brilliant
  • “The world is a grindstone and life is your nose” Fred Allen
  • “Life is little more than a loan shark: It exacts a very high rate of interest for the few pleasures it concedes” Luigi Pirandello
  • “The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race”Don Marquis
  • “Although it is a gloomy view to suppose that life will die out, sometimes when I contemplate the things that people do with their lives I think it is almost a consolation”Bertrand Russell
  • Death is life’s way of telling you you’re fired”Unknown
  • “Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all — the apathy of human beings”Helen Keller
  • “Humanity is composed but of two categories, the invalids and the nurses”Richard Sheridan
  • “Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful that it happens in that order”David Gerrold
  • “Life is like an onion; you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it” James Gibbons Huneker
  • “Maybe this world is another planet’s hell”Aldous Huxley
  • “It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others”Unknown

Now, if you don’t feel lousy after reading this, then I simply don’t know what else to do….

If you’ve had your fill of negativity, why not check out 50 Live Life To The Fullest Quotes? It just might actually might make you feel good!! Imagine that…

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41 thoughts on “The Best "Life Sucks" Quotes”

  1. I came here after learning of this article’s success in you early months of blogging. Curious about why it did well. I have a handful of blogs that keep getting hits and others that never get read even though they seem good to me.
    Really like your tone. You have a dark side. The one on the outside. :)

    1. This post gets a ton of traffic. It’s all in the keyword I used. I just happen to find highly searched keywords with little competition.
      And yes, I do have a dark side. Working a miserable, boring, and meaningless job for 9 years will do that to a person…

      1. lol nice i know what u mean i cant stand a job that i hate an people wonder why i have not had a job in 15 years…..jk its been 17

  2. I’m on month 3 and a total of 1,555 views. Getting about 30 views a day. But I run down to check my stats like it’s Xmas morning. Your detailed account of your first months is really bringing me down. I mean that in the best way possible. Which, as we all know, ain’t that great.

    1. I was the same exact way for a long time. I still check mine every few days, but for the first 6 months or so, I was ALL about the numbers.
      I’ve visited your site and to be honest, I think you are going to want to make some changes if you want your blog to grow. Let me know if you want help…

  3. as a broke college student whose life went past depressing and veered into I’m done expecting better these quotes kinda make it a little more funny…not better but funny.

  4. I’ll come back to your site again and raise your numbers if you’ll answer one simple question. Why do and others care how many people visit your site and read your stuff?

    1. I don’t care. It’s about building a community. Traffic is just a number. It’s about who gives a shit about what I’m doing here.

  5. sorry about my last comment like a lot people who come here i just wasn’t in a very good mood that day. As an aspiring author i understand completely about just wanting people to read what you have to say. so again sorry and no hard feelings i hope

    1. I can imagine that if you came looking for life sucks quotes, then life pretty much sucks for you. No hard feeling at all. So, you’re an aspiring author? Do you have a blog yet?

  6. not a clue how to do that? and not sure if i want to or not honestly. I work graves and am only online in morning from about 9 to 11ish would love to talk about it some time some how, if you don’t mind. I am kinda internet illeterate though i have to warn ya

  7. i’m nervous about putting my e-mail out for all to see if their is another way to get it to you let me know or just don’t and no hard feelings life goes on. I AM NOT DEPRESSED anymore so don’t feel like i just need a friend or anything. I will keep checking back and by the way you do have some interesting quotes I especially like the one from Fight CLub.

  8. People who say, “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem” piss me off. I’ve struggled with depression since memory began. Self-righteous dicks.

  9. Droughts, famine and earthquakes sucks, but what sucks 10 times more, is living with insensitive, ignorant and immoral people.

  10. This site was an interesting read. For those who are really suffering from depression I feel your pain. I wake up everyday and my first thought is ‘what’s the point?’ What is the point? I have to find one each and every day to make sure I am still here when my kids get home from school. I could list the reasons why my life sucks and could probably win an award! But I don’t want anyones pity, I just want people to know they are not alone. Depression is a disease not a choice. The choice is only whether we want to keep fighting it every single day for the rest of our lives. I don’t know if its a good thing my kids still live at home or a punishment. Some days I’m in physical pain but no oone cares. They see depression and think mental case but people with cancer aren’t labelled so why are we? Here’s to one more day of just getting by.


    1. Peanut,
      I won’t pretend I know anything about depression of what you’re going through. I know for certain that it’s not a choice or something you can just snap out of. Your comment is so filled with pain, it’s hard to read. It’s very difficult to see someone in this much pain and be virtually powerless to stop it.

      If there is anything I can do at all to help you even in the smallest way, please let me know.

  11. Life sucks, god says its a gift, the sort of gift you hate like clothes on christmas. Sometimes i think about the easy way out but i realise. That i am actually well of despite my social life, emotion life, realtionships with parents. I am dieing slowly everyone is. We just got to find the little things that make us smile. For me its dieing for my comrades in the marines.

    1. I Dont understand alot,
      but that comment about clothes for xmas… I miss that when I was 15 on my own my clothes were smelly and ruined deppression sucks but I still have a few thousand reasons to get up everyday..

  12. walked 4 miles in the rain today after having to get off the bus to avoid my stalker and a creepy 13 year old that won’t admit i am too old for him, got to school super late, got detention, had to wear wet boots all day and my hair was soaked. funny thing was, even though it sucked it was kinda fun to look kinda miserable. so i had an awful day and was happy about it?

  13. My life has been sucking me big time since I was 14. Now at 30 I can look back on these 16 years and see gaping wounds all over with few blissfull moments.
    Being an INTJ type, a skeptic of the world around I have always hated the world and human society for all it’s absurdity and hypocisy.

  14. Nice job…I didn’t expect to type in “life sucks” and find a web site that would make me smile. You’re like a super hero waiting to jump in a lift some ones spirits just in the nick of time. Not that I was going to off myself…just frustrated. Thanks

  15. well seeing this page just brightened my day a little

    BTW I have a quote of my own…
    “Life is a pretty bitch with an ugly attitude”

  16. Unfortunately I could identify or at least sympathize with each quote. I don’t necessarily think our planet is another’s hell, I think it is hell period. I mean can it possibly get worse?

  17. Cowards we are that don’t want to be here for the misery of it all – but still afraid of the hurt in leaving – so we wake and fall deeper into despair each and every miserable minute of our time in this façade of being.

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