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The worst thing that can happen to you is if you don’t take responsibility for what you did wrong. Afeni Shakur
Human existence must be a kind of error. It may be said of it, it’s bad today, and every day will get worse until the worst of all happens. Arthur Schopenhauer
If anything it get worse every day. Paula Yates, taped interview, cited Paula I, Channel 4 2023
They are all dealing with different types of dementia: a set of diseases that will attack their brain-cells and get worse over time. Dementia & Us I, sufferer, BBC 2021
I’m beginning to think the only choice anyone has in life is between either a bad choice or a worse one. Sherrilyn Kenyon, Infamous
People still don’t want to believe the worst is yet to come. Gerard Celente
It is invisible hands that torment and bend us the worst. Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
‘The first ten million years were the worst,’ said Marvin, ‘and the second ten million years, they were the worst too. The third ten million years I didn’t enjoy at all. After that I went into a bit of a decline.’ Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The situation of our country grows daily, indeed almost hourly, worse. Under Labour the Land of Hope of Glory has become the Land of Beg and Borrow. Margaret Thatcher
My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a Quaker. Woody Allen
Do you know what the worst book ever written ever was? Football: It’s a Funny Old Game by Kevin Keegan. Red Dwarf: Confidence and Paranoia s1e5, Holly, BBC 1988
All hope is lost
Of my reception into grace; what worse?
For where no hope is left, is left no fear;
If there be worse, the expectation more
Of worse torments me then the feeling can.
I would be at the worst; worst is my Port,
My harbour and my ultimate repose,
The end I would attain, my final good. John Milton, Paradise Lost
‘Optimism,’ said Cacambo, ‘What is that?’ ‘Alas!’ replied Candide, ‘It is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.’ Voltaire, Candide
Venting anger just makes things worse. Professor Brad Bushman, University of Michigan
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst. Winston Churchill
An open foe may prove a curse,
But a pretended friend is worse. John Gay, Fables, 1727
The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are. Karl Kraus
Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst. F H Bradley
We keep putting on programmes about famine in Ethiopia; that’s what’s happening. Too many people there. They can’t support themselves – and it’s not an inhuman thing to say. It’s the case. Until humanity manages to sort itself out and get a coordinated view about the planet it’s going to get worse and worse. David Attenborough
The ‘democracy gap’ in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by people who drop out, do not vote, or listlessly vote for the ‘least worst’ every four years and then wonder why after every cycle the ‘least worst’ gets worse. Ralph Nader
There are things here worse than death. Star Trek: Voyage s6e3: Barge of the Dead, Chakotay
Death is not the worst that can happen to men. Plato
He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any man could have. Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
If way to a better there be, it extracts a full look at the worst. Thomas Hardy, In Tenebris II
The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst. David Hume
Our worst enemy in the world – the one that seeks to destroy us – is very obviously a faith-based one. Christopher Hitchens, interview Hardball 8th April 2009
Cheer up! The worst is yet to come! Philander Chase Johnson, cite Everybody’s Magazine May 1920
The worst is not
As long as we can say ‘This is the worst.’ William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear IV I 25-26, Edgar
We are not the first
Who with best meaning have incurred the worst. ibid. V iii 3-4, Cordelia
How much fucking worse? Utopia s2e5, Becky, Channel 4 2014
Probably the worst time in a person’s life is when they have to kill a family member because they are the devil. But otherwise it’s been a pretty good day. Emo Philips
Keith Talent was a bad guy. Keith Talent was a very bad guy. You might even say that he was the worst guy. But not the worst guy, not the very worst ever. There were worse guys. Martin Amis, London Fields
Leave this vain sorrow;
Things being at the worst, begin to mend. John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
This is the worst apartment I have ever seen ... Your place looks like where I just came from. Except it’s worst. Stand Up, Guys 2013 starring Al Pacino & Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin & Julianna Margulies & Mark Margolis & Lucy Punch & Addison Timlin & Venessa Ferlito & Katheryn Winich & Bill Burr et al, director Fisher Stevens, Pacino to Walken
Watergate, the worst political scandal in American history, finally destroys Richard Nixon. Watergate, BBC 1994
As a criminologist every day someone will ask me, Who’s Britain’s worst murderer? Professor David Wilson, Measuring Evil: Britain's Worst Killers s1e1, 2015
But how can we measure Britain’s worst murderer? ibid.
20) 2012 Stephen Farrow: murder of vicar and old lady: ‘A psychopath, a drifter, a man of limited intelligence.’ ibid. Geoffrey Wansell
19) 2012 Dale Cregan: ‘Despicable act, one of pure evil, the cold-blooded murder of two female police officers.’ ibid. David Cameron
18) 2007 Rahan Arshad: For the murder of his wife and three children ... with a baseball bat. ibid.
17) 1988 John Duffy: Known in the press as the Railway Killer ... increasingly sadistic. ibid.
16) 2002 Ian Huntley: He was found to host a string of criminal convictions. ibid.
15) 1986 Kenneth Erskine: Octogenarians murdered in their own beds. ibid.
14) 1984-2013 Ian McLoughlin: A killer had been set free [twice] only to kill again. ibid.
13) 2009-2010 Stephen Griffiths: He murdered three sex workers ... a desperate narcissistic attempt to gain notoriety ... He intended to go down in history as a serial murderer. ibid.
12) 2002-2004 Levi Belfield: Attacks on women throughout the 1990s, murderer of Milly Dowler … He was nicknamed ‘The Bus-Stop Killer’. ibid.