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91,476.  It is invisible hands that torment and bend us the worst.  (Torment & Worst)  Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra  

 

 

91,106.  ‘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.’  (Time & Worst)  Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

 

 

90,967.  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.  (Thatcher & Labour & Worse)  Margaret Thatcher

 

 

79,960.  My luck is getting worse and worse.  Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a Quaker.  (Luck & Robbery & Quakers & Worse)  Woody Allen

 

 

23,795.  Do you know what the worst book ever written ever was?  Football: It’s a Funny Old Game by Kevin Keegan.  (Science Fiction & Book & Football & Worst)  Red Dwarf: Confidence and Paranoia s1e5, Holly

 

 

50,963.  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.  (Devil & Satan & Worse)  John Milton, Paradise Lost

 

 

84,264.  ‘Optimism,’ said Cacambo, ‘What is that?’  ‘Alas!’ replied Candide, ‘It is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.’  (Optimism & Worst)  Voltaire, Candide  

 

 

63,363.  Venting anger just makes things worse.  (Anger & Worse)  Professor Brad Bushman, University of Michigan

 

 

30,027.  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.  (Great Britain & Worse)  Winston Churchill

 

 

73,746.  An open foe may prove a curse,

But a pretended friend is worse.  (Friend & Worse)  John Gay, Fables 1727

 

 

4,475.  The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are.  (People & Devil & Evil & Worse)  Karl Kraus 

 

 

47,634.  Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst.  (Evil & Bad & Worse)  F H Bradley

 

 

71,512.  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.  (Ethiopia & Worse)  David Attenborough

 

 

49,906.  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.  (Election & Vote & Democracy & Politics & Worst)  Ralph Nader

 

 

25,559.  There are things here worse than death.  (Star Trek: Voyager & Death & Worse)  Star Trek: Voyager: Barge of the Dead s6e3, Chakotay

 

 

9,250.  Death is not the worst that can happen to men.  (Death & Worst)  Plato

 

 

68,644.  He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have.  (Coward & Luck & Worst)  Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

 

 

50,143.  If way to a better there be, it extracts a full look at the worst.  (Criticism & Investigation & Worst)  Thomas Hardy, In Tenebris II

 

 

68,561.  The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.  (Corruption & Worst)  David Hume

 

 

981.  Our worst enemy in the world – the one that seeks to destroy us – is very obviously a faith-based one.  (Faith & Enemy & Worst)  Christopher Hitchens, interview Hardball 8th April 2009

 

 

94,105.  Cheer up!  The worst is yet to come!  Philander Chase Johnson, cite Everybody’s Magazine May 1920

 

 

94,106.  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  

 

94,107.  We are not the first

Who with best meaning have incurred the worst.  ibid.  V iii 3-4, Cordelia

 

 

92,489.  How much fucking worse?  (Utopia & Worst)  Utopia s2e5, Becky

 

 

51,018.  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.  (Devil & Worst)  Emo Philips

 

 

13,777.  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.  (Bad & Worst)  Martin Amis, London Fields

 

 

97,510.  Leave this vain sorrow;

Things being at the worst, begin to mend.  (Worse & Sorrow)  John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

 

 

74,366.  This is the worst apartment I have ever seen ... Your place looks like where I just came from.  Except it’s worst.  (GBH Films & 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

 

 

101,167.  Watergate, the worst political scandal in American history, finally destroys Richard Nixon.  (Watergate & Nixon & Worst)  Watergate, 1994 BBC & Discovery 

 

 

93,408.  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

 

93,432.  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.    

 

11) 1990/2000: John Sweeney was jailed for attempted murder in 1994 … 2011 ‘a jury found him guilty of two murders.’  ibid.

 

10) 2000/2002: Anthony Hardy: The Camden Ripper: murdering three women to satisfy his depraved and perverted sexual needs … widely suspected of having killed six other women.  ibid.

 

9) September-December 1995: Peter Moore: elements of sadism … his murder of four men in seemingly sexually motivated attacks in north Wales … ‘He describes the killings as fun.’  ibid.

 

8) 30 October – 10 December 2006: Suffolk Strangler: five victims – sex workers with Class A drugs habits.  ibid.  

 

7) Dates Unknown or how many murders we should assign to him: Peter Tobin.  ibid.

 

6) 1981 fit to plead: Peter Sutcliffe, Yorkshire Ripper: thirteen women many of whom were vulnerable because they were sex workers.  ibid.

 

5) Robert Black: Fear and panic for almost every parent in the country.  A man who almost single-handedly destroyed the idea of childhood in Britain.  He was a paedophile who abducted, raped and killed three girls between the ages of five and eleven between 1982 and 1986.  ibid.

 

4) Dennis Nilsen: Who murdered and dismembered fifteen young men at his house in North London ... drains that were clogged with human remains.  ibid.        

 

3) Rose West: including one of her own daughters and her stepdaughter ... Her crimes were executed with extreme and prolonged elements of torture.  ibid.  

 

2) Joanna Dennehy: Britain has never known a women so disturbed or so driven in pursuit of death ... She humiliated them even after their deaths.  ibid. 

 

1) Ian Brady: The worst crimes of the twentieth century.  ibid.