Top 514 Blame Quotes

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“Our response has been, ‘Well, let’s then make an effort to get the Israelis and the Palestinians to sit around the table.’ That hasn’t happened. So we only have ourselves to blame for this crisis.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“You have to take control of your own life, your own destiny, and your own careers. You can’t leave everything up to someone else, ’cause then you can look at them and blame them.”

― Action Bronson

“When takers talk about mistakes, they’re usually quick to place the blame on other people. Givers are more likely to say ‘Here’s the mistake I made; I learned the following from it. Here are the steps I’m taking to make sure I don’t let people down in the future.’”

― Adam Grant

“I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don’t blame them.”

― Adnan Pachachi

“Everyone’s quick to blame the alien.”

― Aeschylus

“It’s good to have a governing body to oversee matters in making of films, but you can’t blame films for what is happening in society.”

― Akkineni Nagarjuna

“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”

― Albert Einstein

“No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.”

― Alexander Herzen

“I liked that improv and sketch comedy were collaborative, but you really depended on other people and a stage to perform. With stand-up comedy, I liked that you had no one else to blame and depend on.”

― Ali Wong

“I greatly blame Congress, spurred on by its personal hatred of Nixon, for passing legislation in June through August of ’73 which embargoed any further U.S. help to South Vietnam.”

― Alistair Horne

“Vietnam ended a failure: repeatedly, to me, Kissinger described it as his greatest, and most persistent regret. But Congress was more to blame than Kissinger.”

― Alistair Horne

“A lot of comedians, when they have a bad gig, will blame everything but themselves. They’ll blame the crowd, or the room was wrong, it had a weird vibe, or the promoter promoted a weird atmosphere.”

― Allan Carr

“I don’t raise my daughter differently than her twin brother, to the point where she only wanted to wear his clothes – sweatpants, baggy T-shirts, and high-tops – for a year straight. She claims it’s because she needs to be ‘comfortable and functional,’ and who can blame her? I would wear a tracksuit seven out of seven days if I could.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“The best thing #MeToo did was say women’s experiences matter. You can’t blame us for what happens to us anymore.”

― Amanda Knox

“You know, I think it’s so ironic that we’re calling hard work, striving for excellence, don’t blame others, you know, don’t give up, that we’re calling these, quote, ‘Chinese values,’ ’cause I always thought of them as American values.”

― Amy Chua

“The Chinese mom is not the helicopter mom. I would never do their homework for them. It’s all about: Take responsibility, don’t blame others. Be self-reliant. Never blame the teacher.”

― Amy Chua

“Casting couch is not just a man’s fault. It is important to say this because we blame the other side always.”

― Andrea Jeremiah

“Corruption is… the result of a decadent political regime. We are absolutely convinced that this evil is the main cause of social and economic inequality, and also that corruption is to blame for the violence in our country.”

― Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

“She’s leaving when the president has one of the highest approval ratings on record. From here, it can only go down. And when it does, you know who they’re going to blame. They’re gonna blame Andy Card!”

― Andrew Card

“Someday, being gay will be a simple fact, free of party hats and blame. But not yet.”

― Andrew Solomon

“Clearly, America’s dysfunctional food culture must bear some of the blame for our excess pounds, but it’s likely our walking-averse lifestyles contribute as well.”

― Andrew Weil

“In a sane, civil, intelligent and moral society, you don’t blame poor people for being poor.”

― Andrew Young

“I even get tired performing standup, which is normally a low-impact exercise in futility but looks hard the way I do it. That’s why I take a lot of breaks, often stopping in the middle of a joke to catch my breath, or blame the crowd for not laughing before the punchline.”

― Andy Kindler

“The problem is that when Argentina doesn’t play well – and the same is true of Barcelona – the press think it is easy to blame Messi. We have seen time and time again that he wins games on his own when the team is not performing – but the media expect him to always be the hero.”

― Angel Di Maria

“If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be able to blame for the bad things?”

― Angela Carter

“No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.”

― Anita Brookner

“Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.”

― Anita Brookner

“I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message, rather than looking at the content of the message itself.”

― Anita Hill

“Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost.”

― Anna Freud

“People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can’t manage it.”

― Anna Quindlen

“With ‘Carrie,’ I did, like, seven auditions. I’d never done a movie, so they wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to ruin it. I don’t blame them.”

― Ansel Elgort

“If you start to pass blame or responsibility on to others, that’s when I’m going to start to get really angry.”

― Ant Middleton

“I don’t accept at all the quite popular argument that the press is responsible for the monarchy’s recent troubles. The monarchy’s responsible for the monarchy’s recent troubles. To blame the press is the old thing of blaming the messenger for the message.”

― Anthony Holden

“After the training session, video analysis. You can see the good and the bad, show players how to improve. Not because I want to find blame. Sometimes 20 or 30 minutes of video is more important than three training sessions.”

― Antonio Conte

“I think it’s probably the Dutch who are to blame for starting the whole ‘art business’, because before they came along, art was attached to relatively stable structures, and it was everybody’s. It was like going to the movies.”

― Antony Gormley

“I am aware that as an actor, I can blame others for the failure of a film, the director, the script, choice of co-stars, timing of the release and so on. But now, as the director, I will have to shoulder all the blame.”

― Anupam Kher

“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.”

― Arnold H. Glasow

“I don’t like the blame game, though.”

― Barbara Bush

“Psychologically, it’s always more pleasurable to blame others for our problems than it is to acknowledge our own responsibility.”

― Barry Eisler

“I was a Versace perfume girl at Saks Fifth Avenue, and Rihanna actually came up to the counter and asked for something. And she wouldn’t even take her sunglasses off! She was so mean to me. Not mean, but, like, guarded. I don’t blame her, though.”

― Bebe Rexha

“Not that it entirely matters: There is a perception that all actors make their movies. A lot of people assume you’re responsible. George Clooney told me actors get all of the blame and all the credit.”

― Ben Affleck

“You can never blame somebody for wanting to go home.”

― Ben Howland

“In actuality, California could be a wonderful place to live. In fact, if you’re highly educated and ambitious, you can do quite well here while enjoying the sun and the fun. The only problem: California will then blame you for your success and recommend that all your cash be removed from you.”

― Ben Shapiro

“Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.”

― Bernard Baruch

“Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.”

― Bertrand Russell

“I frequently say that I never share blame, I never share credit, and I never share desserts!”

― Beverly Sills

“I lay a lot of blame at the feet of Dusty Baker for not being more strict about fundamentals, which I think would give the team a stronger day-to-day identity.”

― Billy Corgan

“If you don’t do your part, don’t blame God.”

― Billy Sunday

“When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?”

― Bob Dylan

“I will not ascribe to the ‘Blame America’ club for vicious abuses of human rights, systemic exploitation of Cuban labor, unrelenting repression, and stifling censorship.”

― Bob Menendez

“Don’t blame America for the thousands of Cubans who have been arrested, detained, and imprisoned by Castro for peacefully protesting the regime.”

― Bob Menendez

“Any time you get into a presidential campaign and the stakes are so high, all candidates – they want to be in complete control whenever they can. And you can’t blame them for that.”

― Bob Schieffer

“I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting, and a result of that, I didn’t do another film for two to three years, and I don’t blame it on anybody but myself.”

― Bobby Darin

“A typical leader has – a natural tendency is to be defensive in the face of a crisis. The first reaction is to blame someone – or something – else. Often, the blame is aimed at something abstract or non-controllable, which often has nothing to do with the crisis but is adjacent to whatever is going on, so it’s an easy target.”

― Brad Feld

“Something happened in the nineties. There was a shift. I don’t want to blame it on grunge or the rise of indie – but that was basically it. It was seen as dirty and kind of ignorant to have these ambitions, to want to be a big band.”

― Brandon Flowers

“Too often, it’s the Washington way to hide, point fingers, and try to place blame on someone else.”

― Brandon Webb

“Mark Winchester has left the band. He’s decided that he’s tired of the road and just wants to concentrate on his career in Nashville. I don’t blame him at all. He’ll certainly be missed.”

― Brian Setzer

“Golf’s weird because it’s individual, and there’s nobody to blame but yourself, but then, golfers also have this it’s-everybody-else’s-fault thing where you don’t take ownership.”

― Brooks Koepka

“Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band.”

― Bruce Dickinson

“I know it’s hard to blame the time, but there’s a bit of an expectation for a summer movie. I think that ‘Superman Returns’ was a bit nostalgic and romantic, and I don’t think that was what people were expecting, especially in the summer.”

― Bryan Singer

“It’s very difficult to photograph an opera. And they messed up on it. It just wasn’t there. And I don’t blame the Gershwins for taking it away. Of course, if they had gotten the original company to have done it, it would have been very good.”

― Cab Calloway

“The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“I’m not promoting anything totally unhealthy because I’m not unhealthy. But I am promoting an ideal that’s not attainable, and for that I have to feel guilty. I have to assume some blame for that.”

― Cameron Russell

“If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis.”

― Camille Paglia

“In terms of my career, I am glad about the steps and moves that I have made. Because I would not want to blame anyone else but myself if anything goes wrong.”

― Caprice Bourret

“The people are fed up with their elected officials playing the blame game and treating their political counterparts as enemies.”

― Carl Lewis

“If someone was born the way she was born, are you going to blame him, or are you going to blame God? Whose fault is that? Nobody’s.”

― Caster Semenya

“I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.”

― Catherine the Great

“I praise loudly. I blame softly.”

― Catherine the Great

“Now, so, if you want to blame someone for wasteful spending, the Republicans are in the majority.”

― Chaka Fattah

“Union leaders argue that pension shortfalls account for a proportionally tiny portion of governments’ financial problems, and by all accounts, there are plenty of parties to blame for the growth in payrolls and obligations.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Of course, I’m not often the top dog, but sometimes it’s better not to be top dog, because you last longer. If a movie or play flops, you always blame the lead. They say, ‘He couldn’t carry it.’ They always blame him. But they rarely blame the second or third banana.”

― Charles Durning

“When it comes to the assignment of blame, the CIA has by and large been a luckless organization.”

― Charles McCarry

“Parents have to understand: if your kid isn’t you, don’t blame the kid.”

― Chaz Bono

“I was pregnant with my daughter when I started writing my first thriller, so I guess you could blame hormones.”

― Chelsea Cain

“I have always told my subordinates that when they commit any mistakes, the blame must be laid on the superior officers.”

― Chiang Kai-shek

“I think, we all learned that when we are afraid it’s easy to want to blame, and the people we want to blame are the people who don’t look like us.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“It doesn’t help me to burn bridges, but I’m not going to sit back and be given blame when I don’t deserve it.”

― Chris Coleman

“I also often hear people say that the deck is stacked against them because of racism, sexism, or other oppressive ‘isms.’ But once you let go of the blame and excuses, you’ll see that you can alter your position on your own.”

― Chris Gardner

“You can blame outside factors or make excuses about why things didn’t work out, but that doesn’t change anything.”

― Chris Gardner

“To be honest, after all the crap that happened with ‘Summer Heights High,’ I was like, ‘I’m not going to write anything controversial or edgy ever again; I just can’t handle the blame.’”

― Chris Lilley

“At Duke, the coaches would cover up for you. But with the Wolves, something happen,s and it’s in the papers, and I’m blamed. Things are run differently here – the wrong way, if you ask me. One man wants to blame another.”

― Christian Laettner

“I’m not afraid to blame myself for any of my own faults or just to analyze things in a different way, but I don’t overanalyze, either.”

― Christina Milian

“When Proposition 8 passed in California, some were quick to blame minority voters, some of whom had voted for both President Obama and Proposition 8; however, these claims were later debunked as being overstated.”

― Christine Pelosi

“It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature.”

― Christopher Morley

“Finding a ‘sacrificial lamb’ on whom to tag blame for complicated problems is an important instrument in the toolkit of politicians, because it deflects blame for the nation’s economic woes away from their own regulatory lapses, economic mismanagement and coddling to labor unions.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“If someone has it inside them to commit an act, then that act would be committed anyway. It’s very easy for someone to place the blame on something other than the person who committed the act. It’s people looking for scapegoats, you know?”

― Cliff Burton

“I guess you could blame it on being raised by comics and television, but I’ve always loved robots in any shape or size.”

― Cliff Chiang

“I live in a universe in which blame doesn’t exist. I don’t believe in being at fault; I believe in taking responsibility for your actions. If I do something wrong, I take responsibility for it.”

― Concha Buika

“People like to blame others. I think a person should just look at their own situation, look around them, find out what they wish to do, and seek and go and do that. And that’s it.”

― Conor McGregor

“History is the story of events, with praise or blame.”

― Cotton Mather

“No one is accountable anymore for anything. No one did anything wrong. Well, you’re to blame. That’s to blame. This is to blame.”

― Craig T. Nelson

“Marikana should not have happened. We are all to blame, and there are many stakeholders that should take the blame. But taking the blame should mean that we should make sure it never, ever, happens again.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame.”

― Dan Quayle

“If you write memoir, it can’t be about blame or hurt; it has to be creative.”

― Dani Shapiro

“In essence, the optimistic style involves taking credit for successes but little blame for failures.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“I’m pretty professional. I’m very aware when I’m not playing well and what I need to improve. I’m pretty motivated to fix things. There are guys out there who are not realistic; they don’t like to take blame for certain things they don’t do well. That’s the nature of doubles sometimes: it’s easy to find faults in your partner.”

― Daniel Nestor

“If I stunk for some reason, you can always blame it on the character.”

― Danny Aiello

“The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.”

― Dante Alighieri

“The nameless loser in Jay McInerney’s ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ is going to the dogs like a gentleman. He is too smart to blame anyone for the impasse he has come to, hip enough to know he does not know enough, too sophisticated to masquerade as an anti-hero.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“Don’t blame the police for having to deal aggressively due to underclass dysfunctional lifestyles brought on by failed liberal Democrat policies that keep blacks mired in a position of living life at the bottom.”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“I once in a while cheat and have a little ice cream, and then I kind of blame myself.”

― David H. Murdock

“There are many, many communities, many ethnic minorities, many civilizations that have been brutalised by others and you have to move on. You cannot perpetually stay in that place of blame, otherwise it’s just a downward spiral.”

― David Oyelowo

“What I do know is our state and country is currently backwards and upside-down, and we all are to blame in one fashion or another.”

― David Pratt

“And so we go over the cliff fiscally, and our Republican friends try to pin the blame on discretionary domestic spending, including spending for security. We pass budget resolutions that fall far short.”

― David Price

“Newspapers and their editors have to become as accountable as the rest of us – they are not ‘a special case,’ and they have only themselves to blame for having lost the argument for ‘exceptionalism’ – and with it the right to ‘self-regulation.’”

― David Puttnam

“All I’m doing is I’m filling out my tax returns – or my accountants are, and I’m paying whatever I’m supposed to pay, though I’m giving away a large amount of the money and that probably lowers my tax rate because I’m giving away so much money. But change the law, but don’t blame me for the law. I’m not writing the law. I didn’t write the law.”

― David Rubenstein

“I regret the 1998 – 99 lockout. I regret that we didn’t work harder to educate our players and our owners about what the damage would be. I never can quite come up with the answer on what else we should have done, but I always blame a part of the problem on us and some part on the players.”

― David Stern

“We can’t blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn’t put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it’s dirty and dangerous.”

― David Suzuki

“I blame myself more so because I hung a curve. If you want to point a finger, point it at me.”

― David Wells

“Honesty allows us to live with not knowing. We do not know the full story; we do not know where we are in the story. We do not know who, ultimately, is at fault or who will carry the blame in the end.”

― David Whyte

“Knowing that changing lifestyle changes our genes is often very motivating – not to blame, but to empower.”

― Dean Ornish

“Having the BRCA mutation significantly increases the risk of breast cancer, but it is not always the only factor. Lifestyle choices may increase or decrease the risk of breast cancer, but that knowledge is an opportunity to empower ourselves, not to blame.”

― Dean Ornish

“It’s not a failure if a marriage or partnership ends after a certain number of years. I think, in general, we expect too much of partners. We can’t fulfil a person’s every single need and, after ten years or so, many relationships wear out. If we were more philosophical about it, we wouldn’t try to blame the other person or be bitter.”

― Deborah Moggach

“We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.”

― Deepak Chopra

“I wish I could blame it on the choreography, but it’s not a musical. I just had a clumsy moment.”

― Delta Burke

“There is a restless identity in the New World. The New World needs an identity without guilt or blame.”

― Derek Walcott

“I think the NBA just, overall, when you need somebody to blame, the first person that you go to is the coach. But at the end of the day, you need the right players that match each other. Not just the best players. Chemistry helps.”

― Devin Booker

“I think in our culture there’s been a tendency for people to blame the audience. There is a tendency in our industry to say, ‘The audience has left the building. People don’t want culture anymore.’”

― Diane Paulus

“As the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, I represent the designers. And while we can by no means take the blame for eating disorders, we can play our part in addressing this important issue.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“The older you get, the more you realize you’re drifting toward a direction, and sometimes your significant other drifts into an opposite direction. You can’t blame anybody for it.”

― Dido Armstrong

“Always, when things don’t go the way that everyone expects, people – the supporters as well – always look for someone to blame. In some cases, they blame the players.”

― Diego Costa

“I don’t blame Le Havre. Back then, I wasn’t an easy person to handle. I was always one of the first to mess around. So there were a lot of reasons why my adventure stopped at that point.”

― Dimitri Payet

“I am baffled by many Western politicians who continually blame low-cost imported goods for their own economic challenges.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“In the physical world, we would never blame the victim of the assault for that assault taking place, but yet we do so all the time in the cyber world. I think that’s completely misguided.”

― Dmitri Alperovitch

“When it was over, I was so happy, I felt like crying. I wanted to win this one for Casey. After what I did in Brooklyn, he could have forgotten about me and who would blame him? But he gave me another chance and I’m grateful.”

― Don Larsen

“Can the president really blame Fox News for his problems?”

― Don Lemon

“There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.”

― Don Marquis

“It’s not how you play the game, it’s how you place the blame.”

― Don Simpson

“To me, it looks more or less like the hardware designers have run out of ideas and that they’re trying to pass the blame for the future demise of Moore’s Law to the software writers by giving us machines that work faster only on a few key benchmarks!”

― Donald Knuth

“We don’t naturally want to take responsibility for our lives. We want to give the responsibility to someone else. We blame them when our lives aren’t good.”

― Donald Miller

“Don’t blame the boss. He has enough problems.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“The difficult thing with mental illness is that there’s no one to blame. You can’t blame a person who’s mentally ill, because they didn’t ask for it! There’s no choice to it.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there’s only one other choice.”

― Doug Larson

“Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.”

― Douglas Coupland

“While we may blame the Internet for the ease with which conspiracy theories proliferate, the net is really much more culpable for the way it connects everything to almost everything else. The hypertext link, as we used to call it, allows any fact or idea to become intimately connected with any other.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“Blame is for God and small children.”

― Dustin Hoffman

“Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.”

― Dwight Morrow

“One thing I’ve learned, and I don’t really blame anybody for this: most people who have a lot of money are the people that want to make money more than anyone. I’ve seen it with athletes, I’ve seen it with musicians, you know?”

― Eddie Trunk

“When I was 18 years old, I moved into Neneh Cherry’s house in Kensal Rise with Judy Blame and our friend Michael Boadi.”

― Edward Enninful

“As soon as you make mistakes, or you have an off year, even if it’s not your fault as a quarterback… I’ve always said the quarterback and the head coach always get too much blame when you lose and too much credit when you win.”

― Eli Manning

“I was very young when I did ‘I Blame Coco,’ and I never really recognized that sound as me.”

― Eliot Sumner

“Lovingly crafted and super-creative cupcakes are not exactly on tap in my household after a full day at work, and I do not blame my mother for a second that they were not on tap in hers, either.”

― Emily Oster

“Often, when cheating happens, we rush to place blame solely on one person – either the person who did the cheating, or more insidiously, if it happened to us, we blame ourselves for not being ‘good enough’ to keep them around. But putting it all on one person doesn’t paint the entire picture.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“You can’t just blame things on evil. Everyone’s a human, so when people say that somebody’s behaving ‘inhuman,’ it’s not. It’s very human – it’s just not a very nice side of it.”

― Eric Johnson

“Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

― Erica Jong

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

― Erica Jong

“I don’t care whether a role is 10 minutes long or two hours. And I don’t care whether my name is up there on top, either. Matter of fact, I’d rather have someone else get top billing; then if the picture bombs, he gets the blame, not me.”

― Ernest Borgnine

“No matter how frustrated, disappointed and discouraged we may feel in the face of our failures, it’s only temporary. And the faster you can stop wallowing in guilt, blame or resentment, the faster you can put it behind you.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“When humans behave murderously, such as inflicting senseless slaughter of innocents in warfare, we like to blame it on some dark, ‘animalistic’ instinct.”

― Frans de Waal

“It has become routine for national politicians to blame Europe. When something works, they claim it as their success. When something doesn’t work, then Europe is to blame.”

― Frans Timmermans

“Approval or blame will follow in the world to come.”

― Franz Schubert

“The only thing that frightens me a little is when I’m called Kevin rather than Fred, but that’s how people have known me for so many years. So, I can’t really blame them.”

― Fred Savage

“While it’s easy to sit back and cherry pick bad visual effects and blame the industry for making movies the way they are, you’re really not seeing the whole picture.”

― Freddie Wong

“What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“If you make up your own mind, you can only blame yourself.”

― George Best

“Raising children is like a hit and run. You’ve been hit, you can’t flag the person down, you’re wounded and you don’t know who to blame, and no one helps you. And it’s weeks, maybe months, before you find out what really happened.”

― George Newbern

“Women live lives of continual apology. They are born and raised to take the blame for other people’s behavior. If they are treated without respect, they tell themselves that they have failed to earn respect. If their husbands do not fancy them, it is because they are unattractive.”

― Germaine Greer

“In football, you win as a group, you lose as a group; you divide the credit and the blame.”

― Gianluigi Buffon

“I was vested emotionally in ‘Battlestar.’ I really loved the thematic things. I don’t feel it really got its shot, and I can’t blame anyone else; I was at the center of that.”

― Glen A. Larson

“Our dad taught us not to be a loafer and a slough-off, that you don’t blame somebody else for your misfortunes.”

― Glen Campbell

“It’s easier to blame the person with less power.”

― Gloria Steinem

“There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row.”

― Golda Meir

“Turning back the pages of my sweet shattered dream, I wonder if she’ll ever do the same; And the thing that I call living is just being satisfied With knowing I’ve got no one left to blame.”

― Gordon Lightfoot

“If you’re doing a job, and you secretly want to do a different job, you start to blame the job. I was blaming the teaching for that fact I wasn’t performing. I really felt I needed to follow a comedy career.”

― Greg Davies

“The small companies who feel that the majors are a threat, or are predators, will use that as an excuse for their eventual downfall. Don’t blame others for your own inadequacies.”

― Greg Ginn

“The rise of ISIS, the orgy of identity politics, and the political changes they brought – how could Obama not see that coming? I blame the golf.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“America wasn’t made on blame; it was made on responsibility. Take off the training wheels in life and decide to take responsibility for your actions.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“Since all political parties blame the others for the economic mess, it is unfair to attribute unemployment to individual behaviour.”

― Guy Standing

“When something happens far back in the past, people often can’t recall exact details. Blame depends upon point of view. There may be a villain, but reality is frustrating because it’s often ambiguous.”

― Hallie Ephron

“There are always signs that a reign is ending, and they are usually spotted not in the king himself but in his court. In the inner circle, latent jealousies between advisers spill into open conflict, as they angrily debate who is to blame for the calamity, chewing over each other’s past errors and pointing the finger at old and nascent enemies.”

― Hanna Rosin

“I don’t blame anyone but myself for the kind of parts I got. To blame external circumstances is absolute folly.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“The real danger to the world’s resistance movements is the attempt to distort reality and to place the blame on the resistance groups’ actions without allowing them to portray their perspective, thus ignoring the reality of the occupation and the siege, like the situation in occupied Palestine.”

― Hassan Nasrallah

“I don’t have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“We can’t simply blame the engineers when things go wrong because, no matter how well they plan, things don’t always go according to plan.”

― Henry Petroski

“Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks. If you don’t have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself!”

― Herman Cain

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netyanahu made it real clear. They’re willing to be generous on some other concessions but not on the border issue. And I don’t blame him.”

― Herman Cain

“Writers displace their anxiety on to the tools of the trade. It’s better to say that you haven’t got the right pencil than to say you can’t write, or to blame your computer for losing your chapter than face up to your feeling that it’s better lost.”

― Hilary Mantel

“I think in the wake of Katrina, the Coast Guard may well have been the only entity or agency that came out of that exercise free of fault and free of blame.”

― Howard Coble

“To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.”

― Hubert H. Humphrey

“The fact is the planet is warming right now, and it is easier to blame it on some human activity rather than saying we should better understand the whole problem and recognize there are natural conditions that are impacting this, too.”

― Hugh Ross

“I’ve been caught in parachute pants. And on my high school yearbook, they used the wrong picture. They were supposed to use the picture of me with a nice suit on. They used me with my collar flipped up, in a fuchsia and white striped shirt. I blame Prince and Michael Jackson in the Eighties for that.”

― Ice Cube

“The off spinner’s job is to contain; for me, leg spinners need to have a bigger heart than anyone else because it is easy to blame them.”

― Imran Tahir

“I don’t ever wanna blame my body for not being right.”

― Iskra Lawrence

“One of the ways that people avoid taking responsibility for their role in their own pain is what I call the BPs – blame and projection.”

― Iyanla Vanzant

“Trump’s voters loathe Jeb Bush because their lives are falling apart, and they blame people like him.”

― J. D. Vance

“We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king’s person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.”

― Jack Cade

“I don’t blame or complain about things like the economy, the government, taxes, employees, gas prices, or any of the external things that I don’t have control over. The only thing I have control over is my response to these things.”

― Jack Canfield

“I have lived by one crucial principle since I was 24 years old. I don’t blame or complain about things like the economy, the government, taxes, employees, gas prices, or any of the external things that I don’t have control over. The only thing I have control over is my response to these things.”

― Jack Canfield

“The BBC always wants to blame things on Brexit. I’m not saying this is a conspiracy: I’m saying it is a fact of life.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“People who live in hermit states like North Korea, Burma, and Cuba already suffer from global isolation. Fed on a diet of propaganda, they don’t know what’s happening inside their borders or outside of them. By increasing their seclusion, sanctions make it easier for dictators to blame external enemies for a country’s suffering.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“There’s a lot of players that go to a city, pick up a check, go to practice, and just worry about what’s happening in their households, and you can’t blame them.”

― Jalen Rose

“In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame.”

― James Beattie

“I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don’t understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you.”

― James Cameron

“People who lose money always need someone to blame.”

― James Chanos

“I don’t blame homosexuals for being angry when people say they’ve made a choice to be gay, because they don’t.”

― James Dobson

“And I think, on the other end, there were actors who were not as good as I was, perhaps who could have hung in too, but began to blame everything on race.”

― James Earl Jones

“Scientists will say we can’t blame global warming for any single event. In a sense that’s right, but the fact that the frequency and intensity of these events is increasing you can blame on global warming.”

― James Hansen

“You don’t attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It’s the same thing with psychotherapy.”

― James Hillman

“If the blame (if there is any) can be shifted from him to me, I shall help him and our cause by taking it. I desire, therefore, that all the responsibility that can be put upon me shall go there and shall remain there.”

― James Longstreet

“I see more people taking on the cloak of accountability, more people tiring of the blame game. If we are all connected and our actions in Australia affect us in Istanbul, then we are all to blame and all to be healers. We can’t blame lawyers anymore for the ‘liability’ vs. common sense imbalance.”

― Jane Siberry

“Technology is a tool, and it’s a platform. Nobody gets arrested for being a blogger; people get arrested for dissent. Nobody gets arrested for putting information about themselves online; they get arrested for being an activist. I’m a strong believer in the fact that you should not blame the tools; you should blame the circumstances.”

― Jared Cohen

“I’ve always wanted to pull off ‘No One is to Blame’ by Howard Jones. I’ve done that a couple times in solo shows, but I can’t figure out how to do that with a full band and make it work.”

― Jason Isbell

“In short, Luck’s always to blame.”

― Jean de La Fontaine

“Luck’s always to blame.”

― Jean de La Fontaine

“I’ve got an idea; how about you don’t blame all gun owners for the actions of a few?”

― Jeanine Pirro

“People who are angry at themselves sometimes blame others.”

― Jeanne Phillips

“If you are going to call out your teammates, you have to call out yourself, too. You can’t just separate yourself from the rest, because if you are going to get 90 percent of the credit when you win, you have to be willing to take 90 percent of the blame when you lose.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“The critics of Donald Trump are looking for people to blame for his rise. There are many people who are either surprised by his strength or don’t like him and want to blame someone to explain why he has been this popular.”

― Jeff Zucker

“As an adult, I can’t blame my parents any more.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“You can’t blame someone for not knowing what his or her job should be if you don’t ask for it right off the bat.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“Can’t blame men for wanting him. And wouldn’t be surprised if Dad even mildly flirted back. Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong.”

― Jennifer Grant

“I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws.”

― Jerry Falwell

“In the media, I always seemed to come across as someone who was poking fun at the Scots and their football. I guess the Scottish public needed someone to blame for their international defeats, and I fitted the bill perfectly.”

― Jimmy Hill

“Who can blame desperate parents for wanting to escape the horror that their families are experiencing?”

― Jo Cox

“I blame my grandmother for encouraging me to become an actress.”

― Joan Collins

“You only have one go at life, which is thrilling. Only you can make yourself into who you want to be. Don’t blame anybody else. You are entitled to free fresh air, and that’s it. Do the rest yourself.”

― Joanna Lumley

“Sometimes you have to blame yourself before you can blame others.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“You know, I’d like to sit here and blame everybody else for my trouble. I just can’t do that. I can’t find it in myself to do it.”

― Joe Nichols

“When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don’t learn nothing, cause hey, it’s not your fault, it’s his fault, over there.”

― Joe Strummer

“In regards to steroids, I think we’re all to blame, all of baseball. I never realized how far-reaching this problem has been.”

― Joe Torre

“I blame my work for a lot of things. I thank my work for a lot of things, too, but the trouble with being so passionately involved in work is that it becomes like a lover, like your partner, because it nourishes you.”

― Joel Edgerton

“It’s also natural in that part of the world to blame what people view as the… as the most important authority in the region, and that currently is the United States of America.”

― John Abizaid

“It’s not natural disasters that are to blame for the deprivation of the North Korean people, but the failed policies of Kim Jong Il.”

― John Bolton

“A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.”

― John Burroughs

“A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.”

― John Burroughs

“Don’t blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.”

― John D. Rockefeller

“Liberals always blame the other guy.”

― John J. McLaughlin

“Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.”

― John Keats

“People don’t like other poor people, and rather than blame the people that make you all poor, you blame each other.”

― John Lydon

“I can blame a lot of things for not writing songs, but cancer isn’t one of them.”

― John Prine

“Anglo Saxons: To blame for everything.”

― John Ralston Saul

“Barack Obama’s life was so much simpler in 2009. Back then, he had refined the cold act of blaming others for the bad economy into an art form. Deficits? Blame Bush’s tax cuts. Spending? Blame the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. No business investment? Blame Wall Street.”

― John Sununu

“Politics thrives on simple, clean messages, something that played to Obama’s advantage in 2008. Stagnant unemployment and the loss of America’s AAA rating are as simple and tough as they come. This is the economy on Obama’s watch, and there’s no one left to blame.”

― John Sununu

“People see themselves on camera. They’re ashamed of the things that they do, so they have a choice: Either they accept responsibility for it, or they blame the show for it. It’s a human reaction.”

― Jon Taffer

“Nine out of ten people who are failing blame their failure on somebody else. And that is the common denominator of failure.”

― Jon Taffer

“Why is it when we have a bad experience with a product, we assume it is us, but a bad experience with food, we blame the food?!”

― Jonathan Ive

“A great deal has been written in recent years about the purported lack of motivation in the children of the Negro ghettos. Little in my experience supports this, yet the phrase has been repeated endlessly, and the blame in almost all cases is placed somewhere outside the classroom.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“I love improvisation. You can’t blame it on the writers. You can’t blame it on direction. You can’t blame it on the camera guy… It’s you. You’re on. You’ve got to do it, and you either sink or swim with what you’ve got.”

― Jonathan Winters

“In this game of politics, it’s always kind of blame.”

― Jose Andres

“Are we to say that any individual who’s on steroids that has an angry moment is due to steroids? What about the individual who gets angry and kills someone who’s not on steroids? What do we blame it on now?”

― Jose Canseco

“Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.”

― Joseph Campbell

“I don’t blame folks for not wanting to put me in their movies or whatever. I understand if their audiences had an association with me.”

― Joseph Gordon-Levitt

“Reproach is shame, blame, disgrace, disapproval and a disrespectful attitude toward yourself. When you’re under reproach, your behavior shows it.”

― Joyce Meyer

“It was really inspiring to be in West London in the late 1980s and early 1990s, especially in Mark Lebon’s Crunch Studios, where I met people like Ray Petri, Neneh Cherry, Judy Blame, Nick and Barry Kamen, Zoe Bedeaux, and Venetia Scott.”

― Juergen Teller

“It raises questions about the natural instincts of Clinton that, when confronted with a serious domestic political scandal, she tries to blame the Russians, blame the Chinese, et cetera.”

― Julian Assange

“If you could place blame on entertainment for all the crimes people commit, you’d be in court all the livelong day.”

― Juliette Lewis

“If you’re the star of a show, the next one has to be as good or better, and if you’re doing a series, if anything goes wrong, it’s your fault. There’s nobody else to blame.”

― June Whitfield

“It’s very hard for me to find any sort of shame or blame in my life. I’m not made that way.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“I do feel I have all the qualities of a film star but then why didn’t I make it that big? I blame it on my destiny. I was not there at the right place at the right time.”

― Karishma Tanna

“I love playing women, and I think that this is a throughline to a lot of the characters I’ve played – they all have this aspect of being wronged. And I think, a lot of the time, the characters are actually wronged by themselves, and they find someone else to blame it on.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“I’d like to be able to be like a director, like Richard Brooks, say. And be able to say, ‘I did my best, and this is it, and there’s nobody to blame but me.’”

― Katharine Ross

“I’ve never been a fan of presidents who place blame on their predecessors or who accept credit for events that couldn’t have been engineered so soon in their tenure.”

― Kathleen Parker

“The problem with people who live in a world of speeches and books and theories is they don’t know how to fix things in the real world when they go wrong. They feign ignorance, blame others, and make another eloquent speech.”

― Kathleen Troia McFarland

“Comey made mistakes, but they weren’t made out of self-interest. To deny he wasn’t put into political positions by lawmakers on Capitol Hill or on the campaign trail would be placing blame in the wrong place.”

― Katie Pavlich

“Listen, the guy was not created by coverage from MSNBC and CNN. If you want to blame us for making Donald Trump president because you’re unhappy about it, I think you are deluding yourself. Donald Trump hit a nerve.”

― Katy Tur

“The blame for the 9/11 attacks lays squarely and exclusively with the Al-Qaeda network.”

― Kay Granger

“I grew up writing about the paranormal, and I blame too many Saturday mornings watching ‘Scooby Doo.’”

― Kelley Armstrong

“I know a lot of people who’ve lost their siblings and blame themselves.”

― Kelsey Grammer

“Democratic leaders always seem to blame America first.”

― Ken Mehlman

“Don’t blame the messenger because the message is unpleasant.”

― Ken Starr

“One of the strongest forms of rhetoric in our society is the rhetoric of blame.”

― Kenneth Frazier

“When American workers are losing their jobs to people in other countries, Washington cannot afford to ignore this disturbing trend any longer. While Democratic presidential candidates want to just blame U.S. corporations, the reality is that their strategy won’t help protect American workers or save their jobs.”

― Kevin Brady

“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”

― Khalil Gibran

“The divorce was rough on all of us. I don’t blame Hollywood for my family’s problems. But having all of it reported in the press made it more of an ordeal.”

― Kieran Culkin

“I don’t blame the average seventeen-year-old punk-rock kid for calling me a sellout. I understand that. And maybe when they grow up a little bit, they’ll realize there’s more things to life than living out your rock & roll identity so righteously.”

― Kurt Cobain

“Can’t blame the coaching staff for everything. It’s mutual, of course. Players mess up, coaches mess up.”

― Kyle Kuzma

“I’m incredibly neurotic and a control freak. I like the thought that if there’s going to be anyone to blame it’s going to be me.”

― Laura Marling

“Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.”

― Laurence J. Peter

“Human nature is to blame for everything, innit? We’re just a disease on this planet.”

― Lemmy

“I didn’t push Cory. I wanted him to decide if he wanted to go into boxing and he did. Can’t blame it on me.”

― Leon Spinks

“All those haters, they don’t understand my music. It’s very unique. And I don’t blame them. Hate my music. But my real cult fanbase, they like the music.”

― Lil Xan

“As much as I devoured comics, I read non-graphic books exponentially more, so I’m not sure I can credit or blame them. Comics, however, taught me a lot about what makes a story arc work and how to bring a story to its natural resting place between issues.”

― Lilith Saintcrow

“I have always been willing to take the blame for the things I have done.”

― Lillie Langtry

“I don’t blame anybody for using the tax code to their advantage.”

― Lindsey Graham

“February is for curmudgeons, whinge-bags, and misanthropes. You can’t begrudge us one month of the year or blame us for being even crabbier, it’s so short. There is nothing good about it, which is why it’s so great.”

― Lionel Shriver

“My secret vice is Sudoku puzzles. Can’t stop playing them. My parents are accountants. I blame them entirely.”

― Lisa Gardner

“Much of the blame for the Great Recession lies with abuses in the housing market – namely the creation of risky and unsustainable home loans that were packaged and sold as quality investments around the globe.”

― Lisa Madigan

“Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.”

― Livy

“I have long since passed that period when I felt personal discomfort at the sight of an ill-dressed or illiterate Negro. Social awareness has taught me where to lay the blame.”

― Lorraine Hansberry

“You cannot always blame others if things go wrong.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“In the public debate, while commentators and critics have targeted immigrants with blame and bullying, our nation’s immigrants have simply kept on working, kept on contributing, and kept on hoping for a solution.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“In the immigration debate, some things are constant. They never change. One is that opponents of immigration reform will use it as a wedge issue and will blame everything from unemployment to rising health care costs on immigrants.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“The immigrant blame game is constant. Cynical politicians believe it drives poll numbers; cynical commentators believe it drives TV ratings.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“The immigrant blame game is one of the most predictable, and most deplorable, elements of public debate in our nation.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“Lots of special interests play the immigrant blame game every day because they like things the way they are and don’t see a need for change.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“When you’re in high school, there are so many bullies, and a lot of kids don’t know why the bullies are being mean to them, so they blame it on themselves.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“We continue to blame the poor for their own condition. They are lazy. We do not want to know that the poorest of the poor are toddlers under three years of age.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“It’s your career, your face, your name. You have to be in control because if something gets messed up or something doesn’t look how you want it to, you’re the only one to blame.”

― Madison Beer

“I used to cry when I let in a goal. I always thought I was to blame because I was the last man.”

― Manuel Neuer

“If Senator Kerry understands the nature of this threat and the need to take on terror, then he should immediately repudiate these troubling comments, and stop all efforts on behalf of his surrogates to blame America for these attacks.”

― Marc Racicot

“If at first you don’t succeed, blame your parents.”

― Marcelene Cox

“We experience problem-solving sessions as war zones, we view competing ideas as enemies, and we use problems as weapons to blame and defeat opposition forces. No wonder we can’t come up with real lasting solutions!”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“Yet we act as if simple cause and effect is at work. We push to find the one simple reason things have gone wrong. We look for the one action, or the one person, that created this mess. As soon as we find someone to blame, we act as if we’ve solved the problem.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“The act of apology is something that most societies take very seriously indeed. It is an admission of wrong done to the victims and an acceptance of blame.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“In the hands of the ego, marriage is a prison. It is exclusive. It is a place where people are constantly reminded of their failures and limited by the energies of another person. It is rife with judgment and blame.”

― Marianne Williamson

“For Tammy Duckworth to blame the junior senator from Illinois for Islamic terror shows that she is a naive fool not fit for office in the Senate.”

― Mark Kirk

“The more I use a matrix, the easier I make it to blame someone else.”

― Mark V. Hurd

“There is plenty of blame to go around for the U.S. housing bubble, but not much of it belongs to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The two giant housing-finance institutions made many mistakes over the decades, some of them real whoppers, but causing house prices to soar and then crater during the past decade weren’t among them.”

― Mark Zandi

“Blame me for capitalism. Blame me for EpiPen.”

― Martin Shkreli

“Even though the Internet touches every part of our lives, one person is to blame for potentially destroying its potential for innovation and freedom of expression: former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.”

― Marvin Ammori

“Inside a religious body you get sects and hierarchies, inside an information network you get bazaars and cathedrals, it is the same, call them what you like. They survive by pointing the finger of blame at each other.”

― Mary Douglas

“So who or what is to blame for baseball games that go on forever? Two oft-cited culprits are constant replay calls and batters who leave the box in between every pitch to adjust their gloves and helmet and shin guards and elbow pads and then knock the dirt off their cleats before working up their stride for the next at-bat.”

― Mary Pilon

“Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.”

― Mason Cooley

“A lot of actors do that – they blame their failure on their agents or their photos. But that is just putting off the real issues.”

― Matt Berry

“It makes one a better person to have had hardships and to have overcome hardships and not to blame anybody else for your mistakes.”

― Maureen Forrester

“Ninety percent of politics is deciding whom to blame.”

― Meg Greenfield

“What do you do when life blindfolds you and spins you around? We think it’s our fault, that we’re to blame, when really we should be focused on being gentle with ourselves.”

― Melody Beattie

“What hurts the GOP is when we have leaders placing the blame on other leaders within the party.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“If a hurricane strikes, we can blame the president for not being there; we can blame Congress and FEMA; we can blame the state governments; but in the end, it’s the mayors and the local city governments that have to be prepared for emergencies and be prepared to act.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“The major reform legislation, Dodd-Frank, was named after two guys bought and sold by special interests, and one of them should be shouldering a good amount of blame for the crisis.”

― Michael Burry

“I’ve taken blame about being a bad father – if being a bad father is working your butt off trying to create a career at one time.”

― Michael Douglas

“I blame the Russians for a lot, but pinning the creation of ISIS on them is a murky, tenuous, triple-carom bank shot at best.”

― Michael Hayden

“When things aren’t going well, it’s very easy to blame the coaching staff.”

― Michael Laudrup

“I think that fans are always looking for someone to blame. Wouldn’t it be nice if they looked in the mirror?”

― Michael Lewis

“I’m an American, and I live pretty well. But go down to Mexico, and a lot of people really don’t. So what, we’re going to blame them for trying to get out?”

― Michael Pena

“There are people who could watch a hurricane like Sandy blow out of the Atlantic every other day and blame it on anything but human activity. They are like those who, having been diagnosed with diabetes, eat donuts for breakfast. There’s not much to do about them.”

― Michael Specter

“If people don’t like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.”

― Mikhail Gorbachev

“You see, feminists don’t really like to define the Patriarchy. They prefer to keep it nebulous and amorphous so they can conveniently blame it for everything that goes wrong in their lives. Not being paid enough? Patriarchy! Not getting a promotion? Patriarchy! Too many catcalls? Patriarchy! Too few catcalls? Patriarchy!”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys.”

― Mitt Romney

“The truth is that genetics has robbed me of hair. But it’s not interesting to blame genetics.”

― Moby

“If someone is cynical and doesn’t vote and ends up with a crummy job in a crummy country with a decimated environment, they only have themselves to blame.”

― Moby

“We hope that Saudi Arabia can come to terms with its neighbours, end the hostilities – which can only produce hatred in Yemen – and live peacefully with their neighbours. They cannot blame everything on Iran.”

― Mohammad Javad Zarif

“I was not the producer of ‘Vaanaprastham’ earlier. The first producers backed out when they became doubtful about the monetary benefits. I do not blame them. But as an actor, I wanted to make the film. So, I told Shaji sir that I would produce the film. It was only then we started shooting.”

― Mohanlal

“Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist.”

― Moshe Dayan

“Our memories are our own, and we cannot blame anything or anyone in the past for any pain dwelling there. If we open the door to them or keep hashing over past incidents in our minds, we have only ourselves to blame.”

― Mother Angelica

“If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can’t blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That’s my message.”

― Moustapha Akkad

“I am not a victim. I do not blame anyone for the circumstances of my life.”

― Nadya Suleman

“The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on women.”

― Nancy Astor

“In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.”

― Nancy Astor

“People don’t blame the act of driving for auto accidents.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“Gaming is our cultural bogeyman – we blame it for everything from child obesity to violence to short attention spans. But any explanation that fits every situation ultimately explains nothing.”

― Naomi Alderman

“I’m very observant and very instinctive. In life, you have to have the vulnerability to accept when you are to blame. And I do have that, and I am open enough to say it.”

― Naomi Campbell

“I did not enjoy Cambridge. But I shouldn’t blame Cambridge alone. I wasn’t ready for university or for the wrench of leaving home. It was a big cultural shock.”

― Naomie Harris

“I think our cinema has stayed in its adolescent stage largely because of our obsession with and our dependence upon stars to make our movies. The stars, being only too human, realise that this is the case, and so they milk it for whatever it’s worth, and who can blame them?”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“There is no kind way to rip the skin off animals’ backs. Anyone who wears any fur shares the blame for the torture and gruesome deaths of millions of animals each year.”

― Natalie Imbruglia

“I did grow up in a military family but lacked the perspective to grasp the cognitive dissonance carried by most people who serve in the armed forces or the circumstances that push lots of folks into the military. I don’t blame G.I. Joe or Rambo for that atmosphere, but they certainly reflected the final stage of a two generation cultural myth.”

― Nate Powell

“It’s easy to keep issuing blame to Republicans or the president.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“The whole purpose of books is that we read them, and if you find you can’t, it might not be your inadequacy that’s to blame. ‘Good’ books can be pretty awful sometimes.”

― Nick Hornby

“You can blame the other guy for saying it, or you can look at yourself and say, ‘I must have contributed to this.’”

― Nick Saban

“One thing we’ve learned is that there’s not anything that Nigel Farage won’t blame on foreigners.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“The state of emergency and critical nature of the times do not allow me, as they do not allow anyone, to embark on a blame game.”

― Nicos Anastasiades

“I think it’s very important to get ego out of the room. I think it’s important to realize it takes two hands to clap – stop the pointing, stop the blame game. I think we’ve seen enough of that, I think the country is tired of it. I think they want to see Washington function, they want to see action.”

― Nikki Haley

“It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.”

― Nikolai Gogol

“Great leaders don’t rush to blame. They instinctively look for solutions.”

― Nina Easton

“The pact creating a North American free-trade zone was President Bill Clinton’s signature accomplishment; but NAFTA is also the bugaboo of union leaders, grassroots activists and Midwesterners who blame free trade for the factory closings they see in their hometowns.”

― Nina Easton

“I don’t believe in astrology. The only stars I can blame for my failures are those that walk about the stage.”

― Noel Coward

“I don’t do the victim mode. I don’t do blame. I can’t bear that.”

― Noma Dumezweni

“One of the best things about directing movies, as opposed to merely writing them, is that there’s no confusion about who’s to blame: you are.”

― Nora Ephron

“I’m religious about salted butter. I don’t understand how it happened that everyone thought we should all have sweet butter. I blame the French.”

― Nora Ephron

“I envy people who drink – at least they know what to blame everything on.”

― Oscar Levant

“I don’t blame David Stern because a player gets on the court and he doesn’t put out competitively. No one can make you play if you don’t want to play.”

― Oscar Robertson

“There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.”

― Oscar Wilde

“I blame feminism and Facebook for the death of the American automobile. I’m a Republican, so I blame everything on feminism – or commies.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“To blame the existence of al Qaeda on poverty like Egypt’s is a slur on the poor.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Some taxpayers may object to a print journalism bailout on the grounds that it mostly benefits the liberal elite. And we can’t blame taxpayers for being reluctant to subsidize the reportorial careers of J-school twerps who should have joined the Peace Corps and gone to Africa to ‘speak truth to power’ to Robert Mugabe.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“If you had asked me what I wanted when I was 12 years old, I probably would have said, ‘To marry a plastic surgeon.’ You can hardly blame me: I was growing up in Miami.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“Even for natives, French satire is rarely laugh-out-loud funny. Its unspoken punch line is typically that things have gone irrevocably wrong, and the government is to blame.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“Only a cheap politician, greedy for political gain, would try to single out one individual for blame. The fault lies not with the individual but with the system, and that system is Richard Nixon.”

― Pat Paulsen

“My friend Jerry Falwell was the one who said it, and he was a guest on my show, and it’s hard to take the blame for everybody who shows up on your show.”

― Pat Robertson

“I would rather do twenty TV series than go through what I went through under that Rank contract I signed a few years ago for which I blame no one but myself.”

― Patrick McGoohan

“I never wanted to go on stage alone because if you mess up, who can you blame?”

― Patti LaBelle

“People blame the 1960s for just about everything these days, but it was the decade when all that post-war furtiveness and small-mindedness was finally blown open, and opportunity really came knocking.”

― Pattie Boyd

“Blame me for having to type the backslash in DOS.”

― Paul Allen

“More-radical scholars insist that an inherent clash exists between science and our long-held conceptions about consciousness and moral agency: if you accept that our brains are a myriad of smaller components, you must reject such notions as character, praise, blame, and free will.”

― Paul Bloom

“The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It’s the system and its limitations that are to blame.”

― Paul Farmer

“We must create economic opportunity, build a culture of entrepreneurship, get people to take responsibility for improving their lives, rather than putting them in a position where they sit back in their poverty and blame others for it.”

― Paul Kagame

“I don’t blame it on the Hell’s Angels. I blame it on the people who were there.”

― Paul Kantner

“Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.”

― Pearl S. Buck

“My dad is so impressed. He loves the movies and would take us two, three times a week, so this fantasy of mine of becoming an actor? I can blame my father for that. He’s so amazed. And so happy.”

― Pedro Pascal

“There is always this quarrel about what is preferable: the straight, naturalistic, epic storytelling or the modernistic, disjointed, slightly hermetic one. To me it does not matter, as long as it’s good. I like both kinds. Although the common reader seems to prefer the first, which is to be expected, and who would blame her?”

― Per Petterson

“Showing your life so public is a mistake sometimes, but I blame myself as much as anyone else.”

― Peter Andre

“I didn’t invent the fear of sharks; it’s as old as mankind, and that – to take that responsibility would mean that Mario Puzo should take the blame for the Mafia.”

― Peter Benchley

“You can’t blame anyone for being cynical about politicians.”

― Peter Capaldi

“If someone is always to blame, if every time something goes wrong someone has to be punished, people quickly stop taking risks. Without risks, there can’t be breakthroughs.”

― Peter Diamandis

“I don’t blame my own parents for the way I grew up, as quite often there is little choice in these issues.”

― Peter Garrett

“People regard CGI as a gimmick; they almost blame CGI for a bad story or a bad script. They talk about CGI as if it’s responsible for a drop in standards.”

― Peter Jackson

“I think people nowadays do tend to blame their parents for everything.”

― Peter Shaffer

“We tend to think that people are more to blame for their acts than for their omissions.”

― Peter Singer

“If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.”

― Peter T. King

“In the future, people will blame the Eighties for all societal ills in the same way that people have previously blamed the Sixties. The various Thatcherite Big Bangs – monetarism, deregulation, libertarianism – have been working their way through the culture ever since.”

― Peter York

“It’s fun coming in as the second or third lead. If the movie or TV show bombs, you aren’t to blame.”

― Phil Hartman

“They always lost but he didn’t blame me because to a gambler, a bad tip is better than no tip at all.”

― Phil Silvers

“It’s not my style to blame anybody else.”

― Philip Green

“The blame is his who chooses: God is blameless.”

― Plato

“Neither blame or praise yourself.”

― Plutarch

“The director does not have anyone to blame but himself. He or she cannot hide behind anybody. If a film is a hit, everyone gets the credit, but if it flops, only the director can be blamed.”

― Pooja Bhatt

“It is always easier to have somebody to blame, but immigrants are not the cause of the country’s economic woes.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“I really can’t blame anyone but myself, because I didn’t have to deliver the album. But when you get caught up in the gas, and you’re young, and there’s so much helium going on around you, you can’t decipher the real end.”

― Pras Michel

“Often, we are quick to find blame with others but yet are unable to give constructive responses. There seems to be a tendency to doubt almost everything. Do we not have faith in our own people’s strengths and in our institutions? Can we afford distrust amongst ourselves?”

― Pratibha Patil

“I think it’s very important that you make your own decision about what you are. Therefore you’re responsible for your actions, so you don’t blame other people.”

― Prince William

“We’ve had Audrey Hepburn, we’ve had Twiggy, we’ve had Veruschka, we’ve had Kate Moss. I’m trying to figure out why I am to blame for skinniness.”

― Rachel Zoe

“Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.”

― Ralph Marston

“In the search for culpability for the tragedy in Ferguson, I mostly blame politicians.”

― Rand Paul

“I started recording because I was always complaining about the records that I was getting of my songs. At least if I did them and messed them up, I wouldn’t have anyone else to blame.”

― Randy Newman

“The Muslim world and its subset the countries of the Middle East have been left behind in the marathon of political, economic and human development. For that, there is a tendency to blame others as the primary cause.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“Almost every month, I have a day where I get stuck in the mud of me. I used to blame hormones and PMS. After I hit 50, I blamed the lack of hormones. But men get stuck, too, so it must simply be the human condition.”

― Regina Brett

“Instead of blaming victimization on the victims, the Gospels blame it on the victimizers. What the myths systematically hide, the Bible reveals.”

― Rene Girard

“Because each are going to blame each other. The thing that Canberra has to really get right is the sharing of the resource. But my problem with people in the government who are there for a short time is that there’s no consequences for some of these decisions they make.”

― Rex Hunt

“If you were a kid in the 1950s, and you got nightmares from a story in a horror comic book, you have Al Feldstein to blame. If you were a kid in the ’60s or ’70s, giggling at ‘MAD’s prankster wit, you have Feldstein to thank.”

― Richard Corliss

“Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have deep ties to corporate money. They both have a detailed and complexed view of how some on Wall Street manipulate the game. They know where the excesses are and who is to blame. If willing to take on their friends, they both could reform Wall Street from the inside.”

― Richard Grenell

“If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays, they have only to blame their own mismanagement, for the world is with them as it has never been before, and all sensible fathers and mothers know it.”

― Richard Le Gallienne

“It’s easy to blame the nature-deficit disorder on the kids’ or the parents’ back, but they also need the help of urban planners, schools, libraries and other community agents to find nature that’s accessible.”

― Richard Louv

“The voting public is not very good at attributing credit and blame to presidents. They get too much credit when things go well and too much blame when things go badly. The same applies to coaches, C.E.O.’s, parents, and anyone else in charge.”

― Richard Thaler

“Blame the Tea Party? Geez, no wonder Kerry did so well in an election. If it wasn’t for the Tea Party, they would have passed the debt ceiling thumbs up; we would have been rated BBB.”

― Rick Santelli

“Folks, if you give people things for free, don’t blame them for taking them.”

― Rob Woodall

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”

― Robert Anthony

“Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.”

― Robert Anton Wilson

“The ‘Reno’ movie is very solid. ‘Balls of Fury’ I’m pretty disappointed in – I blame myself. People hate both of those movies equally.”

― Robert Ben Garant

“The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on.”

― Robert Bloch

“People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame – and only one – themselves.”

― Robert Collier

“I moved further and further away from mass entertainment. The sexual element became increasingly sinister and bizarre. Don’t blame me! The bastards drove me to it! They all backed off after that!”

― Robert Crumb

“The president has very little effect on the economy. If you want to put blame or credit, the main person who influences the business cycle is the head of the Federal Reserve Bank.”

― Robert Fogel

“The search for someone to blame is always successful.”

― Robert Half

“When your future arrives, will you blame your past?”

― Robert Half

“The problem is my kids are liberal, maybe too liberal, and I have no one to blame but myself because I introduced them to Uncle O.J.”

― Robert Kardashian

“When people are lame, they love to blame.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“It’s human nature to blame someone else for your shortcomings or upsets.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“People who lie to themselves about investing are the same as overweight people who blame their genes for their obesity.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“As long as you blame someone or something else – something outside you that’s bigger than you are – as the source of your problems, the problems won’t get solved.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Life is to blame for everything.”

― Robert Musil

“To err is human – and to blame it on a computer is even more so.”

― Robert Orben

“ACT and SAT each have their own parts of the country. The GRE has its lock on graduate admissions. And so, one could blame the companies, but really, economically, they have no incentive to change things very much because they’re getting the business.”

― Robert Sternberg

“All players have equal duties and merits and share the reward and sometimes the blame.”

― Roberto Baggio

“I enjoyed the position I was in as a tennis player. I was to blame when I lost. I was to blame when I won. And I really like that, because I played soccer a lot too, and I couldn’t stand it when I had to blame it on the goalkeeper.”

― Roger Federer

“It appears fashionable these days, and almost politically correct, to blame hard-working immigrants, especially those from Mexico and Central America, for the social and economic ills of our state and nation.”

― Roger Mahony

“I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.”

― Roland Barthes

“It’s hard to blame someone because they simply don’t have time.”

― Roland Joffe

“Should Hillary Clinton run for president, voters who ignore the difference between the image she seeks to project and the reality will have only themselves to blame if her presidency turns into a disaster.”

― Ronald Kessler

“I think the world is ambivalent about feminism. So I can’t blame college students. I think they’re reflecting the greater culture’s attitude toward feminism. So what I can do is, in ways that are appropriate, advocate for feminism and help the students learn what feminism is about.”

― Roxane Gay

“I was the person, I think, who first said the evening of September 11 that we shouldn’t hold this against the Arab community, the Muslim community. We should focus on the individuals and that groups that were involved and not participate in group blame.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“Kids are the ultimate trump card: a way to get out of co-op board meetings or lunch with a friend you don’t want to see or your brother-in-law’s set at a comedy club. It’s fair to use your kids as an excuse to sidestep what you don’t want to do; it’s less fair to blame them for not being able to achieve what you do want to do.”

― Rumaan Alam

“I don’t accept my business the way it is, to be honest. I don’t like what it’s become. I don’t blame anyone for it becoming the way it has. It’s got its own hideous natural progression, just like world events.”

― Rupert Everett

“People will always blame the poets for society’s ills. But these are the true artists.”

― Russell Simmons

“When work impedes on sleep, poor planning is to blame – not superior will power.”

― Ryan Holiday

“If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong.”

― Sachin Tendulkar

“It would be easy to blame Hollywood to say that I was typed and forced to play the same role over and over. For a while, I did. But the truth is that I knew what I was doing. I was enjoying myself. I was making money.”

― Sal Mineo

“When we blame all Muslims, all Syrians, or all members of any other group because of the actions of individuals, we fall into the trap of asserting collective guilt. We empower the narrow-minded ideology that we are trying to defeat.”

― Samantha Power

“The only place that the left hasn’t placed the blame is on their agenda, so some advice for our friends on that side of the aisle: that’s where you’ve gotta look because that’s what got you into this mess.”

― Sarah Palin

“I think people need something to believe in, because they don’t want to have control over their own lives. They’d rather be able to blame it on an unknown being, or a greater god, or a greater spirit of sorts. And I think it’s easier for them to blame it on that.”

― Sasha Grey

“Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.”

― Saskya Pandita

“Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one’s own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.”

― Satchel Paige

“I always said that when Madrid win, it wasn’t just because of Ronaldo, Kaka, or another, and when you lose, it is not fair to blame the failures on these people alone.”

― Sergio Ramos

“I’ve slept with a couple of people and made some poor choices and put things in jeopardy with… what I was happy with, and that’s my own fault. I’ve got no one else to blame about that stuff.”

― Shane Warne

“We cannot blame globalisation for diluting our cultural heritage and music, as our music is respected more outside India than here.”

― Shankar Mahadevan

“When we see the banks get bailed out with seemingly no consequences while ordinary people pay the price with job and wage cuts through austerity measures, who could blame a person for wondering where the loyalties of their elected leaders really lie?”

― Sharan Burrow

“All of the things that have happened in my life have been self-propelled. I can’t blame anybody else or point a finger at anybody.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles.”

― Simone Weil

“I don’t blame people who suspect my performance. My own mind suspects it. How can I blame them?”

― Sri Chinmoy

“If a white man had land, and some one should swindle him, that man would try to get it back, and you would not blame him.”

― Standing Bear

“What you find when you live in the United States, you live in the West, is that when somebody fails, it’s never their fault. They always like to blame somebody other than themselves for a failure.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“When deals go wrong, you have no one else to blame, so you yell at yourself, and you yell at others.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“Reactive people… are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior.”

― Stephen Covey

“You can’t blame movies for embracing spectacle; filmmakers since D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. De Mille have loved spectacle, and spectacle is something that movies convey like no other medium, especially in a digital age.”

― Steve Erickson

“In Argentina, if the weather is bad, critics will blame it on the currency board.”

― Steve Hanke

“If I complain about a traffic jam, I have no one to blame but myself.”

― Steve Wynn

“The mistake that all ‘long-term poor people’ make is putting others under a microscope in an attempt to set blame. That right there is a true loser’s mentality (or ‘poppycock’ if you will).”

― Steven Crowder

“It’s too easy to blame other people in football.”

― Steven Gerrard

“I think a lot of people want to blame their fathers for not being good enough when they were growing up. I think it can be an excuse for not coming to terms with your own problems.”

― Stromae

“Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil, and attaches blame to its victims.”

― Susan Sontag

“I fear some of our leaders today have lost the courage to stand up. What we have now are politicians. They won’t offer real plans, and only stand up when they want to blame someone else.”

― Susana Martinez

“Readers in general are not fond of dialect, and I don’t blame them. I’ve read books myself that I’ve had to put down because sounding out every speech gave me a headache.”

― Susanna Kearsley

“Every man is the architect of his own life. He builds it just the way he wants it. However, after he has built what he wants, he sometimes decides that he doesn’t like what he has built and looks for someone or something to blame instead of changing himself.”

― Sydney Madwed

“I’m amused when Congress tries to place the blame on somebody but never themselves. I’ve never heard any of them ever say, ‘I’ve made a mistake.’ I do. I say I called it wrong. But they just try to find somebody to blame.”

― T. Boone Pickens

“Using a forecasting company is like going to a fortune-teller. If you believe the company and the color does not sell, who do you blame? The forecasters? No, you blame yourself.”

― Tadashi Shoji

“We need to move past blame and make sure we are delivering care to our veterans.”

― Ted Deutch

“My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself.”

― Teri Hatcher

“Luckily, he was in the process of moving to France at the time, anyway. But if he had stayed in the States, I don’t know how he would have handled that, because it was getting pretty crazy. I mean, a celebrity which he really did not welcome. And I can’t blame him.”

― Terry Zwigoff

“When something goes wrong on the field, we expect our players to take the blame, step up, and proactively assume the blame for it, even if it’s not their fault. That’s the way to be a good teammate.”

― Theo Epstein

“Typically, it takes young players years to adjust to life in the big leagues and to start performing up to their capabilities. Most of the blame for this rests on these ridiculous old baseball norms that say young players are to be seen and not heard.”

― Theo Epstein

“You see it everywhere in football: when results are not there, then the first guy who has to go is the manager. It’s not always the managers; sometimes it’s also the players who we have to blame.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.”

― Thomas a Kempis

“Governing was always difficult for conservatives, but as they return to the opposition, they are rediscovering their skill at blame evasion.”

― Thomas Frank

“It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.”

― Thomas Fuller

“The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.”

― Thomas Hobbes

“Both the benefit and the terrifying aspect of standup is when it’s going poorly, you’ve only yourself to blame. There’s no one to bail you out. But when it’s going great, all that approval is for you.”

― Thomas Middleditch

“Oh! blame not the bard.”

― Thomas Moore

“It seems far-fetched, even preposterous, to blame the global economic order for the persistence of severe poverty in countries that are ruled by obvious thugs and crooks.”

― Thomas Pogge

“What ‘multiculturalism’ boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture – and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture.”

― Thomas Sowell

“In various countries and times, leaders of groups that lagged behind, economically and educationally, have taught their followers to blame all their problems on other people – and to hate those other people.”

― Thomas Sowell

“We can’t blame the technology when we make mistakes.”

― Tim Berners-Lee

“For if you do, then shouldn’t we blame the whole fraternity system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn’t this an indictment of our educational institutions in general? I put it to you, Greg – isn’t this an indictment of our entire American society?”

― Tim Matheson

“Trump is president of the United States. We can’t blame our voters. We clearly did something terribly wrong.”

― Tim Ryan

“Being seen means that your being is held by the other person without comment, without praise or blame or indifference – just with some kind of open care.”

― Timothy Morton

“Rule of thumb: When Democrats lose, they blame the candidate. When Republicans lose, they blame the opposition.”

― Timothy Noah

“No man is an island. If you want to blame anybody for poisoning the world with that socialistic idea, blame John Donne.”

― Timothy Noah

“Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.”

― Tom Brady

“Women blame men for their own singlehood.”

― Tracy McMillan

“Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.”

― Travis Bradberry

“Being a leader requires being confident enough in your own decisions and those of your team to own them when they fail. The very best leaders take the blame but share the credit.”

― Travis Bradberry

“When I hear people express extreme optimism about the Internet, I say, we’ve had it in mature form for about ten years. Macroeconomically speaking, those are about the worst 10 years we’ve had since about the 1930s. I don’t blame the Internet for that – that would be ridiculous.”

― Tyler Cowen

“Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it’s real and you’re not to blame.”

― Umberto Eco

“Everybody keeps saying that India’s a poor country. Yes, we have poverty. But I blame the government of India, the political establishment, for their failure to educate and therefore their failure to control the poverty.”

― Vijay Mallya

“Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame.”

― Ville Valo

“So I don’t blame Boies for the decision of the Court at all.”

― Vincent Bugliosi

“The reason that last-ditch political maneuvering has become business as usual in Washington is that the actors involved are drunk on blame and are convinced that the voting public is, too. They count on outrage, thereby spreading numbness. They cherish the prospect of partisan fury, thereby inspiring nonpartisan disgust.”

― Walter Kirn

“A lot of young men are frustrated and looking for someone to blame.”

― Warren Farrell

“Washington, D.C., has a much greater risk than Manchester, N.H. They both need some level of funding, but they ought not to be done per capita. Congress is to blame for some of this.”

― Warren Rudman

“Now, I was on drugs, and that didn’t help a whole lot. He hated that. That was part of where Chet and I had problems, so I take complete blame for that.”

― Waylon Jennings

“If I want to make the first move, I want to go after something in my life, I should be able to do that without shame, guilt, or blame.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism.”

― William Gilmore Simms

“Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.”

― William James

“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”

― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“I don’t apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there.”

― Woody Hayes

“When I first got to Cannes, I was very insecure about everything, so I put on this extravagant facade. Can you blame me? I was 19.”

― Xavier Dolan

“I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?”

― Yogi Berra

“I don’t blame the players today for the money. I blame the owners. They started it. They wanna give it to ’em? More power to ’em.”

― Yogi Berra

“I did not break up the Beatles. You can’t have it both ways. If you’re going to blame me for breaking the Beatles up, you should be thankful that I made them into myth rather than a crumbling group.”

― Yoko Ono

“I don’t blame other people for the rap that Christians have. A lot of Christians are just mental. A lot of Christians are more concerned with telling you where you’re gonna go when you die than what you can have while you’re here.”

― Yvette Nicole Brown

“There are many Sheriff Arpaios. People who have taken to local city, county, and state governments across the county the idea that immigrants are the problem. That immigrants are to blame.”

― Zack de la Rocha
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