Toxic people are manipulative and love to use others for their advantage. They’re the type of people no one would like to be associated with, but as you go through life you will encounter them: Either at work or in your personal life.

Whether it’s the toxic people at work or friends you used to be close with, it’s never easy to deal with these kinds of people. Unless you can confront them or cut them loose, the only option sometimes is to keep your distance from them.

In this article, I share an abundance of quotes about toxic people that can help you deal with this challenging situation. At the end of the post, I share strategies for confronting these poisonous people to take back control of your life.

Toxic People Quotes

  • “Toxic people create chaos, point fingers, shift blame and avoid taking responsibility.” – Anonymous
  • “Some of the most poisonous people disguise themselves as friends and family.” – Anonymous
  • “Pay no attention to toxic words. What people say is often a reflection of themselves, not you.” – Anonymous
  • “Don’t let negative and toxic people rent your space. Raise the rent and kick them out.” – Robert Tew
  • “A toxic people will never change. They just change victims and blame everything on everybody else.” – Anonymous
  • “Arguing with a toxic person is like trying to argue with an actor in play. It doesn’t matter what you say, they will stick to their lines because it is the only role they know.” – Anthony Gucciardi
  • “Letting toxic people go is not an act of cruelty. It’s an act of self-care.” – Anonymous
  • “Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate.” – Mandy Hale
  • “When dealing with toxic people. Choose distance over disrespect.” – Germany Kent
  • “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.” – Mark Twain
  • “Toxic people are dangerous people.” – Anonymous
  • “Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.” – Hussein Nishah
  • “Don’t waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “If they do it often, it’s not a mistake. It’s just their behavior.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli
  • “Life is too short for drama, anger, and toxic people. Do away with it.” – Anonymous
  • “It’s so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It’s like the trash took itself out.” – Nithin Karath
  • “It’s amazing how quickly things turn around when you remove toxic people in your life.” – Robert Tew
  • “Don’t associate yourself with toxic people. It’s better to be alone and love yourself than be surrounded by people that make you hate yourself.” – Robin Williams
  • “Avoiding certain people to protect your mental health is not weakness. It’s wisdom.” – Anonymous
  • “Removing toxic people in your life is actually not the difficult part. Not feeling guilty about it is. “ – Anonymous

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  • “Please don’t lose the best years of your life being loyal to a toxic person.” – Anonymous
  • “Somebody is mad at you now because you picked peace over drama and distance over disrespect.” – Anonymous
  • “People don’t change. They reveal who they really are.” – Anonymous
  • “What toxic people need to survive: Your attention, your reaction, and your low self-esteem.” – Anonymous
  • “Say goodbye to drama, toxic people, and self-criticism. Say yes to more happiness, time with good friends and love.” – Anonymous
  • “Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.” – Kamand Kojouri
  • “Stay away from toxic people. They have a problem for every solution.” – Anonymous
  • “People who create their own drama deserve their own karma.” – Anonymous
  • “When people treat you like they don’t care, believe them.” – Anonymous
  • “Remove yourself from people who treat you like your time doesn’t matter, your feelings are worthless, your soul is replaceable.” – S. McNutt
  • “The only way to win with a toxic people is not to play.” – Anonymous
  • “Some people are naturally negative. They complain, bicker, compare themselves to others, start drama, and simply just see the glass half empty.” – Anonymous
  • “Toxic parents care more about how you make them look than how you actually feel.” – Anonymous
  • “Toxic people enjoy making lives of other people miserable. But the truth is, they hate their lives, they just don’t know it.” – Anonymous
  • “Toxic people don’t care about anyone else but themselves.” – Anonymous
  • “It’s worth wasting your time arguing with a toxic person.” – Anonymous
  • “I automatically delete toxic people in my life. I don’t need that negativity.” – Anonymous
  • “I believe toxic people have poisonous mindsets that continuously look for victims they can torture.” – Anonymous
  • “They usually believe they’re not doing anything wrong.” – Anonymous
  • “A toxic person will never admit they’re wrong.” – Anonymous
  • “Put together a group of toxic people and wait for them to blow up.” – Anonymous
  • “The best revenge you can give to a toxic person is do exactly how he treats you.” – Anonymous

This looks like a toxic relationship to me.

Funny Toxic Quotes

  • “Toxic people demand constant attention to satisfy their high sense of entitlement and inflated ego.” – Anonymous
  • “People be posting about toxic friends when they are exactly THE toxic friend.” – Anonymous
  • “You can’t spell toxic people without including U.” – Anonymous
  • “You’ll never really see how toxic someone else until you breathe fresher air.” – Anonymous
  • “Current status: Distancing myself from bullshit.” – Anonymous
  • “I don’t have time for toxic people. I can’t even be bothered to put on make-up for a date.” – Anonymous
  • “Being with toxic people is like eating a bad fruit. I don’t want to hate the fruit, but I’d rather eat chocolates.” – Anonymous
  • “If you feel like your friend is a toxic person, stay away from him. Life is already full of shit to have to deal with more on your own.” – Anonymous
  • “I wish toxic people would recognize themselves and group themselves instead of spreading toxic to good, healthy people.” – Anonymous
  • “If there can be a planet where we throw away toxic people, I’d be happy to drive them to space.” – Anonymous
  • “Toxic people have so much time on their hands to spread negativity. I wish I had the same but I only have 24 hours a day.” – Anonymous
  • “I can’t be bothered by toxic people. They look so shitty when you look closely. I don’t like looking at ugly beings.” – Anonymous
  • “I am so good at recognizing toxic people in my life that I can smell them from a mile away.” – Anonymous

“I’d rather have no friends at all if the only ones left are toxic people who can’t get over themselves.” – Anonymous

  • “Toxic people should learn new skills and hobby than constantly honing being a shithead to everyone in their life.” – Anonymous
  • “I spend so much time and money for my skin care just to be stressed from all the negativity of a toxic friend.” – Anonymous
  • “If you ever feel guilty about removing toxic people in your life, just think of them as trash which you remove in your life on a daily basis.” – Anonymous
  • “Toxic people are not worth my time. I get paid a lot and I’m not letting toxic people rob me of the peace and quiet in my life.” – Anonymous
  • “Toxic people drain your energy like a vacuum. I’d rather spend my energy losing all the fats in my body.” – Anonymous
  • “Not even a holy water can bring a toxic person back to life.” – Anonymous
  • “The negative energy from a toxic person can light up the whole universe.” – Anonymous

“Out of all the great things you can become as a person, you chose to be toxic? You’re so bad at making decisions in life.” – Anonymous

  • “A lot of toxic people think they’re cool but they’re actually the exact opposite of cool.” – Anonymous
  • “It takes a whole lot of positive energy to turn your hatred to toxic people into a meaningless thought in your mind.” – Anonymous
  • “Toxic people talk about how toxic people are shit as if they are not THE toxic people they’re describing.” – Anonymous
  • “If I can only put a mirror up in front of a toxic person every time one talks about how shitty toxic people are. Honey, it’s you.” – Anonymous
  • “It’s a constant battle to get rid of toxic people in your life. Gear up for it!” – Anonymous
  • “I’d choose to exercise every morning than deal with toxic people in the morning.” – Anonymous
  • “Don’t you dare talk to me in the morning until I’ve had my coffee. Unless you’re a toxic person, don’t you dare talk to me any time of day, even after I’ve had my coffee.” – Anonymous 

Removing Toxic Friends Quotes

  • People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” – Anonymous
  • The idea is simple. Stay a light year away from people who make you feel less about yourself.” – Anonymous
  • “Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated.” – Anonymous
  • “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it’s better to be alone than in bad company.” – Booker T. Washington
  • “You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage.” – Anonymous
  • “Sometimes to keep yourself together, you must allow yourself to leave. Even if breaking your own heart is what it takes you let you breathe.” – Erin Hanson
  • “It’s not healthy to stay with people who don’t even bother to ask how you are.” – Anonymous
  • “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Anonymous
  • “Life is too short. Don’t waste it with negative people who don’t appreciate you. Keep them in your heart but keep them out of your life.” – Anonymous
  • “I’ve finally acknowledged that some friends are simply toxic so they’ve been cut loose.” – Anonymous
  • “You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. You don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. If a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries and continues to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go.” – Danielle Koepke
  • “You can’t change someone who doesn’t see an issue with his actions.” – Anonymous
  • “One important rule to be happy in life: Remove toxic people.” – Anonymous
  • “If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end low-vibrational relationship or friendship – you won.” – Anonymous
  • “Sometimes you need to give up on people. Not because you don’t care but because they don’t.” – Anonymous

“Don’t let getting lonely make you reconnect with toxic people. You shouldn’t drink poison because you’re thirsty.” – Anonymous

  • “They will ignore you until they need you.” – Anonymous
  • “There are people who break you down by just being them. They need not do anything. Dissociate.” – Malebo Sephodi
  • “Sometimes friends are like pennies. Two-faced and worthless.” – Anonymous
  • “You are allowed to eliminate toxic relationships. You are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself.” – Anonymous
  • “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Anonymous
  • “The sooner you let them go, the better it is for you.” – Anonymous
  • “Don’t ever feel guilty about removing toxic people in your life.” – Anonymous
  • “Life’s too short to deal with toxic people in your life. Delete them if you must.” – Anonymous
  • “Do yourself a favor and remove toxic people in your life if you need to.” – Anonymous
  • “Removing toxic people in my life is like another one of my skincare routines. Girl, the fine lines from stress isn’t worth it!” – Anonymous 

A bad relationship at work or in your personal life can push you to the brink.

Quotes About Toxic Relationships

  • “One bad relationship could make you never fall in love again.” – Anonymous
  • “You are not a rehab. It’s not your job to fix everyone.” – Anonymous
  • “They’ll stab you in the lungs and ask why you’re having trouble breathing.” – Anonymous
  • “Stop setting yourself on fire to keep someone else warm.” – Anonymous
  • “The moment you start to wonder if you deserve better, you do.” – Anonymous
  • “Toxic people condition you to believe the problem isn’t the abuser, but your reactions to their abuse.” – Anonymous
  • “Sometimes, trying to fix them breaks you.” – Anonymous
  • “Being single is better than being in a wrong relationship.” – Anonymous
  • “You’re in a relationship to be happy, to smile, to laugh, and to make good memories. Not be constantly upset, to feel hurt, and to cry.” – Anonymous
  • “What we wait around a lifetime for with one person we can find in a moment with someone else.” – Stephanie Klein

“If he makes you lose your family, lose your friends, lose your confidence, lose your self-esteem, or lose happiness, then you need to lose him.” – Anonymous

  • “Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.”- Oprah
  • “Don’t waste your time on people who treat you good on day, then act like you don’t exist the next day.” – Anonymous
  • “Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankle, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.” – John Mark Green
  • “Toxic relationships can create toxic hearts. Remove yourself from the relationship before your toxic heart tries to