Dirty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dirty quotes, dirty sayings, and dirty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If it's dirty, it's not funny, but if it's funny, it's not dirty Buddy Hackett
A dirty exterior is a great enemy to beauty of all descriptions. Mary Martha Sherwood
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. Anonymous
Even dirt glitters when the sun is shining upon it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Under the pavement the dirt is dreaming of grass. Wendell Berry
Dirt makes a man look masculine. Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that. It's OK. All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat. Heddy Lamarr
We have the same dirt under our shoes as they do. Stacey Lee
Dirt has been shrewdly termed "misplaced material". Victor Hugo
Grow from the dirt that they left you in. Anonymous
Gold's father is dirt, yet it regards itself as noble. Yiddish Proverb
Six feet of dirt make all men equal. Charles Spurgeon
Delay and dirt are the realities of the most rewarding travel. Paul Theroux
Airing one's dirty linen never makes for a masterpiece. Francois Truffaut
Dirt is not dirt, but only something in the wrong place. Henry Temple 3rd Viscount Palmerston
No matter how dirty your past is, your future is still spotless. Drake
Play in the dirt because life is too short to always have a clean fingernails. Anonymous
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. Plato
When you mix dirt with water, the dirt doesn't get clean. The water just gets dirty. Amanda Hocking
Where there is dirt there is system. Dirt is the byproduct of a systematic ordering and classification of matter. Mary Douglas
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence. C.S. Lewis
Dirt used to be a badge of honor. Dirt used to look like work. But we've scrubbed the dirt off the face of work and consequently we've created this suspicion of anything that's too dirty. Mike Rowe
Don't call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses. Aaron Hill
Money is a necessity; so is dirt. Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Even the most beautiful rose has been the through dirt. Anonymous
It is the dirt within men's hearts that is most offensive; the filth you cannot see. Jocelyn Murray
When you throw dirt, you lose ground. Texan Proverb
It is almost impossible to throw dirt on someone without getting a little on yourself Abigail Van Buren
Dirt is only matter out of place; and what is a blot on the escutcheon of the Common Law may be a jewel in the crown of the Social Republic. John Chipman Gray
It is not dirt but the fear of dirt which is the sign of man's degeneration, and it is dangerous to judge a man's physical and moral sanity by outside standards. Lin Yutang
I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. George Bernard Shaw
Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie...a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion. George Orwell
I don't like baths. I don't enjoy them in the slightest end, if I could, I'd prefer to go around dirty. J.B. Priestley
There's no one so clean that somebody doesn't think they're dirty. American Proverb
You can't play in the dirt without getting dirty. American Proverb
Despite paying $10,000 for a coffin, it's the way we're all going to end up, down and dirty. No other way to make it. Lawrence Dorfman
If you write about yourself the slightest deviation makes you realize instantly that there may be honor among thieves but you are just a dirty liar. Groucho Marx
Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. Gloria Steinem
A clean wall provokes a mudslinger more than a dirty wall. Alfred Henry
Skill is not thought of as intelligence, especially if it gets its hands dirty. Alfred Henry
It's ignoring the dirty looks of the other driver you've just cut-off Alfred Henry
If it is worth fighting for, it is worth fighting dirty for. Bert Bulwark
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of an ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mohandas K. Gandhi
To survive you often have to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself. George Orwell
Wherever a man goes, men will pursue him and paw him with their dirty institutions, and if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate oddfellow society. Henry David Thoreau
Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean. Laurence J. Peter
She felt dirty, ugly, and tired. She felt like a marshmallow heading into a house fire armed with chocolate and graham crackers. Benjamin R. Smith
If you're dirty, what in this world isn't?! Fuyumi Soryo
Sometimes to defeat somebody that plays dirty, you have to play dirty yourself. K. Weikel
Don't worry to do dirty jobs. Dirt your body. Don’t dirt your soul. Sijin Bt
Everything is so chaotic and messy in the world, and I have always felt kind of dirty. Mitski
I don't mind getting my hands dirty, and I don't mind getting to the truth of a situation and saying, 'You're right, you're wrong next case.' Judy Sheindlin
There are no dirty words, only dirty minds. Lenny Bruce
It is not when the truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters. Friedrich Nietzsche
An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through. William Makepeace Thackeray
The permissive society has been allowed to become a dirty phrase. A better phrase is the civilized society Roy Jenkins
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. Ross Perot
Organized crime is the dirty side of the sharp dollar. Raymond Chandler
I was taught that the most hardworking nurse is found in the dirtiest part of the clinical ward. Israelmore Ayivor
In taking a bath one is admitting he is dirty. In humility, he strips off all dignity and returns as-was-born for natural cleaning. Vincent Okay Nwachukwu