139 Rumor Quotes About Gossip and Drama

These incredible rumor quotes about gossiping will make you want to stop spreading drama and lies.

Sometimes rumors can be true, but they’re usually completely fabricated and based on hurtful lies.

These insightful gossip quotes will motivate you to always be honest and to stop spreading rumors.

Have you ever heard a rumor about yourself?

Even if you’re not the one who started the rumor, it’s important to always tell the truth and state the facts.

This collection of rumor quotes will give you a fresh perspective on the concept of gossiping.

Rumors can damage someone’s reputation or hurt their feelings.

Our words are powerful, so we have to be careful not to spread drama and lies.

These rumor quotes will guide you on a path of truth, virtue, and respect.

The next time you hear rumors about yourself or someone else, set the record straight with honesty.

Share these rumor quotes with your friends and family to encourage them to always stand up against gossip. 

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Rumor quotes encourages you to stop spreading gossip

1. “In Hollywood, people get reputations, just rumors that are passed down.” – Jason Statham

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2. “I’ve never been a big fan of gossip. Being a victim of it, I knew how much it hurt.” – Blake Lively

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3. “Idle chatter feeds busy rumors.” – Ted Sanders

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4. “You can hear rumors. But you can’t know them.” – Jay Asher

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5. “I love rumors. It gives me something to think about and enjoy.” – Leonard Lauder

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6. “The biggest liar in the world is They Say.” – Douglas Malloch

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7. “The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.” – Will Rogers

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8. “Rumors are always out there.” – Kevin Jonas

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9. “A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on.” – Terry Pratchett

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10. “Oftentimes, rumors burn white hot only to fizzle as fast as they ignited.” – Judy Smith

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Rumor quotes that will remind you to stand up for honesty and justice

11. “I find very often people like to confront rumors. It depends on how much they trust you. And you have to have a line between what is tasteful and what isn’t.” – Barbara Walters

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12. “I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.” – Adlai E. Stevenson II

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13. “If you have any kind of sex appeal, people are quick to accuse, abuse, lie, assume, and make up rumors. And that’s not just in entertainment — that’s in life. Period.” – Mya

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14. “Never judge someone’s character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment. An honest woman can sell tangerines all day and remain a good person until she dies, but there will always be naysayers who will try to convince you otherwise. Perhaps this woman did not give them something for free, or at a discount. Perhaps too, that she refused to stand with them when they were wrong — or just stood up for something she felt was right. And also, it could be that some bitter women are envious of her, or that she rejected the advances of some very proud men. Always trust your heart.” – Suzy Kassem

15. “News told, rumors heard, truth implied, facts buried.” – Toba Beta

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16. “Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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17. “When an athlete has relegated the persistent rumors of cheating to the back room of the mind, he hasn’t really forgotten them. And when he glances back to where rumors hunker in the darkness, he hopes with a savage heart that somehow, some day, those cheaters will be brought to justice.” – Don Kardong

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18. “Dear Internet: You are very good at spreading rumors. Truth is more valuable and much harder to come by.” – Mark Frost

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19. “Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours.” – Brian Koslow

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20. “There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.” – Shannon Alder

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21. “I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers – the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors.” – Beverley Mitchell

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22. “I try to put out fires when bizarre rumors get started.” – Chris Weitz

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23. “Please ignore rumors! I’ve had them for years and you have to just let them go over your head. Don’t take them personally.” – Emma Bunton

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24. “Where don’t they come from? I suppose the majority of rumors are a combination of leaked information and the astounding imaginations of numerous storytellers. And, of course, the hope that things aren’t really as boring as they seem on the surface.” – Max Frei

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25. “Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren’t present.” – P. J. O’Rourke

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26. “None of it was true but rumors are like germs. They spread and multiply almost in a breath and before you know it, everyone is contaminated.” – C.J. Tudor

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27. “Gossip needn’t be false to be evil – there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around.” – Frank A. Clark

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28. “I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.” – Andy Warhol

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29. “There were a lot of rumors spread about me. Of course, I didn’t show up to defend myself, so my absence helped create even more.” – Sean Young

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30. “I’ve heard rumors about myself that are true – and nobody likes that. But there’s actually something very liberating when you hear a false rumor because you realize there’s nothing you can do. People are going to say whatever they want – especially on chat boards.” – Christian Borle

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31. “Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.” – Joyce Meyer

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32. “Don’t forget this, too: Rumors aren’t interested in the unsensational story; rumors don’t care what’s true.” – John Irving

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33. “I guess rumors are more exciting than the truth.” – Venus Williams

34. “The trouble with rumors was that they had the tendency to stick. To coat over your logic like tea stains on teeth. What was even more troublesome was that there had been times in the past when they turned out to be accurate.” – Tanaz Bhathena

35. “Little effort is needed to create a rumor, but a much greater effort must be made to deny it.” – Eraldo Banovac

36. “When you gossip, it’s self-hexing. Because when you do it, it comes back to you. Everything starts with the word. The word is demonstrating a condition of the mind. If it’s in your mind and comes out of your mouth, it will be created.” – Iyanla Vanzant

37. “Hearsay, even from the people I love, doesn’t equate to gospel truth.” – Katie McGarry

38. “The kids threw the rumors out like lit matches, to see what would catch. I stayed silent, listening to the fizz and spark of their words, pretending I was water, putting them out.” – Erica Bauermeister

39. “The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts… How does the media do this? By quoting some ‘expert’… you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything.” – Peter McWilliams

40. “There are people who take rumors and embellish them in a way that can be devastating. And this pollution has to be eradicated by people in our business as best we can.” – Bob Woodward

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41. “Rumors are like a dent from a sledgehammer — you can repair it, but it will never be as it was before.” – Emma Chase

42. “There’s nothing more poisonous to a community than rumors and gossips. They taint the good character of those who effortlessly stand out. They provide mediocre individuals with a means to become relevant. They set in like gangrene and eat away at the sense of decency that differentiates humans from animals.” – Wiss Auguste

43. “One who gossips usually carries boredom in one hand and bitterness in the other.” – Suzy Kassem

44. “There are rumors, rumors, rumors. I’m always the last one to know about these things, literally.” – Shawn Ashmore

45. “When you are rich and powerful, no one will challenge you to your face or give you a chance to explain yourself. All the whispers are behind your back. You are left with no means of clearing your own name. And after a while you realize there is no point in even attempting to do so. No one wants the truth. All anyone wants is the chance to add more fuel to the fires of gossip. The whispers become so loud that sometimes you think you will drown in them.” – Amanda Quick

46. “And though there’s a grain of truth in every rumor, I’ve found that the worst gossip usually starts with something harmless.” – Kathleen O’Dell

47. “It’s not mere extremism that makes folks at the fringes so troubling; it’s extremism wedded to false beliefs. Humans have long been dupes, easily gulled by rumors and flat-out lies.” – Jeffrey Kluger

48. “I haven’t read anything but regurgitated rumors. Nothing new, and nothing true.” – Layne Staley

49. “I think that people who make judgements about other people they don’t even know are shallow, and people who start rumors are shallow, and I really don’t care what shallow people say about me.” – Nina LaCour

50. “Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.” – Yolanda Hadid

Rumor quotes about spreading lies

51. “Rumors spread on nights like this, under the cold darkness.” – Moïra Fowley-Doyle

52. “Stay away from people who gossip and spread rumors. They are choosing the path of emotional bullying and negativity.” – Steve Maraboli

53. “Rumors travel faster then the speed of light.” – Sukant Ratnakar

54. “They made burning statements with questions and killing tools out of laughs. It was mass cruelty. A mood comes alive. Words walking without a master.” – Zora Neale Hurston

55. “Anytime you speak to anybody, remember somebody.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

56. “Rumors spread faster than news and news spreads faster than the happenings.” – Amit Abraham

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57. “Worse than talking with a mouthful, is gossiping with a mouthful!” – Anthony Liccione

58. “The thing about rumors is that everyone believes something about them, even if they are completely unfounded.” – Carole Radziwill

59. “People just love rumors. They’re always saying things that aren’t true.” – Anuel AA

60. “I hope people stop judging others by blindly following rumors.” – Sara Khan

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61. “I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.” – Dwight Eisenhower

62. “Rumors are usually nothing more than what jealous people wished were true of you.” – Unknown

63. “Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

64. “Rumor dies when it hits the hardest soul.” – Unknown

65. “Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.” – Spanish Proverb

66. “The rumors are lies. There were a lot of people said we’re not going to play that we don’t have a contract. … We got it worked out got it hammered out.” ― Ron Hargrave

67. “Always remember… Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

68. “Denying rumors gave them more power.” – Unknown

69. “Gossip needs no carriage.” – Russian Proverb

70. “Rumor is rarely more interesting than fact, but it is always more readily available.” – Unknown

Thought Provoking Quotes About Rumors

71. “But it feels good to love a thing and not expect anything back. It feels good to not get an argument or any pushiness or any rumors or any bullshit. It’s love without strings. It’s ideal.” – A.S. King

72. “Rumors of coal’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated.” – Alan Johnson

73. “Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help.” – Alvin Adams

74. “Rumor … often is fathered and mothered by false reports.” – Andre Norton

75. “Death is a distant rumor to the young.” – Andy Rooney

76. “The ball of rumor and criticism, once it starts rolling, is difficult to stop.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

77. “Rumor, once started, rushes on like a river, until it mingles with, and is lost in the sea.” – Antoine Rivarol

78. “Money talks. It starts rumors about careers and complicity and speaks of the tragedies and triumphs of our social lives.” – Barbara Kruger

79. “Rumors about me? Calista Flockhart, Pam Anderson, and Matt Damon. That’s who I’m dating.” – Ben Affleck

80. “People rely on Wikipedia, and a lot of it is wrong. But because there it is on the Internet, they assume it’s right. Rumor gets printed as fact. We may have lost our critical facility as a nation.” – Ben Mezrich

Rumor Quotes That Will Help You Think Before Spreading a Rumor

81. “If your foot slips, you may recover your balance, but if your tongue slips, you cannot recall your words.” – Martin Vanbee

82. “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” – Henry Thomas Buckle

83. “Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho

84. “A coward talks to everyone but YOU.” – Shannon L. Alder

85. “Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” – Marie Curie

86. “Let today be the day you speak only the good you know of other people and encourage – others to do the same.” – Steve Maraboli

87. “Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” – Shannon L. Alder

88. “Most gossip is envy in disguise.” – Matt Haig

89. “No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.” – Bertrand Russell

90. “Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.” – Shannon L. Alder

Rumor Quotes To Distance Yourself From Gossip

91. “We must set up a strong present tense against all rumors of wrath, past and to come.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

92. “The vacuum created by a failure to communicate will quickly be filled with rumor, misrepresentations, drivel, and poison.” ― C. Northcote Parkinson

93. “Every rumor is believed against the unfortunate.” ― Publilius Syrus

94. “A rumor is one thing that gets thicker instead of thinner as it is spread.” ― Richard Armour

95. “[Rumors are a] vehicle for anxieties and aspirations that may not be openly expressed.” ― James Scott

96. “I’ve discovered that the less I say, the more rumors I start.” ― Bobby Clarke

97. “My position attracts a fair amount of rumors and gossip and misperceptions, but I’d rather not focus on that.” ― Queen Rania of Jordan

98. “Those who feed on rumors are small, suspicious souls.” ― Charles R. Swindoll

99. “Rumor travels faster, but it don’t stay put as long as truth.” ― Will Rogers

100. “Rumor is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures.” ― William Shakespeare

Rumor Quotes Not To Change Your Personality

101. “You try and live your life as normally as possible and if someone invents a rumor that I have two vaginas, so be it. There’s nothing I can do about it.” — Michael Vartan

102. “Foolishly play with the fires of rumor, only to risk being burned by its treacherous flames.” — Joshua Homme

103. “It ain’t that I’m too big to listen to the rumors, It’s just that I’m too damn big to pay attention to ’em.” — Dr. Dre

104. “Let me dispel a few rumors so they don’t fester into facts.” — Tom Schulman

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105. “Before I was even in high school, I had dark circles under my eyes. Rumor was that I was a junkie. I have dark circles under my eyes, deal with it.” — Benicio Del Toro

106. “I haven’t really addressed those rumors because why defend yourself against something that isn’t offensive?” — Johnny Galecki

107. “Never pay attention to the rumors and what they assume.” — Drake

108. “Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing.” — Christoph Waltz

109. “I don’t like to live in fear about things like rumors and backlash to begin with – that’s the way I was raised – but I just can’t see what’s so wrong about being gay.” — Zac Efron

110. “If a rumor comes out that I’m gay, I could care less. There are so many worse things that they could be saying.” — James Van Der Beek

Rumor Quotes on How Fast They Spread

111. “Rumors are like wildfire; you are burned up before you know it.” ― Kenneth D. Mcllroy

112. “Rumors are like a flame blown by the wind.” ― Nellie Nae Batson

113. “You know what rumors are like like a jar full of moths. Once they escape, they’re all over the place.” ― Rhys Bowen

114. “Old rumors never die; nor do they fade away. They simply lay dormant for a while until the next appropriate time appears.” ― Terry Ann Knopf

115. “Rumors, at times, can be more severe than the truth.” ― Fuwa Aika

116. “Rumors generally grow deformed as they travel.” ― Edward Counsel

117. “Rumors and lies about a person can be fabricated by anyone. But what matters is the truth between you and God.” ― Kailin Gow

118. “Be discerning with rumors on leaders, for most are birthed by the envy of the idle or the desperation of the defeated.” ― Orrin Woodward

119. “Expectations are the rumors we spread inside us.” ― Himanshu Chhabra

120. “Simple-minded people do things like gossip, lie, spread rumors, and cause troubles. But, I know you’re more intelligent.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Rumor Quotes on Deceit and Gossip

121. “Never repeat a rumor before you have verified it. And if it is true, hold your tongue all the more.” ― Selma Lagerlöf

122. “Rumor is like bees; the more you fight them the more you don’t get rid of them.” ― Josh Billings

123. “A rumor is like a check–never endorse it till you’re sure it’s genuine.” ― Grenville Kleiser

124. “People make up rumors and put them on the Internet.” ― Shiloh Fernandez

125. “Most women indulge in idle gossip, which is the henchman of rumor and scandal.” ― Octave Feuillet

126. “I should never go with rumors because they’re often not correct.” ― Jason Statham

127. “Aren’t rumors great. Anyone can start them. They’re a wonderful way to put out feelers. It’s like getting the benefits of a publicist without paying one.” ― Michelle Beadle

128. “I was a big rugby player and into my motocross, so I lost loads of weight and a rumor went around the town that I had picked up a drug addiction!” ― John Newman

129. “Rumor is a vagrant without a home, and lives upon what it can pick up.” ― Josh Billings

130. “Rumors are not news; but they sometimes foreshadow news.” ― Ernest Hamlin Abbott

131. “The dirt of gossip blows into my face and the dust rumors cover me. But if the arrow is straight and the point is slick, it can pierce through dust no matter how thick.” ― Bob Dylan

132. “Rumors chase the dead like flies, and we follow them with our prim noses. None of us are gossips, but we love listening to those who are.” ― Stephen L. Carter

133. When a rumor doesn’t go away it’s not a rumor.” ― Elton John

134. “There were all these rumors about me… so I went indoors. No one saw me for years. And since I wasnt around, people believed what they wanted.” ― Karen Black

135. Overly persuasive a woman’s ordinance spreads far, traveling fast; but fast dying a rumor voiced by a woman perishes.” ― Aeschylus

136. “I don’t see the country audience looking forward to an out male singer. There are rumors about people but no one ever confirms because there is a tremendous amount of money at stake.” ― Callie Khouri

137. “Rumor and gossip, like sound itself, appear to travel by wave-effect, sheer preposterosity being no barrier.” ― Shana Alexander

138. “Rumor is untraceable, incalculable, and infectious.” ― Margot Asquith

139. “I began hearing rumors of apossible recording session with Neil Young. I was a huge fan of Neil’s.” ― Jack Irons

Which of these amazing rumor quotes encourages you to stop spreading gossip?

It can be devastating to hear savage rumors about yourself or a loved one.

Sometimes gossip gets started due to jealousy, hurt, and hate.

The next time you hear an untrue rumor, stand up for honesty and justice.

You have the power to stop rumors from spreading even if you weren’t the one who started it.

Read these quotes about gossiping and rumors to motivate yourself to always tell the truth.

Don’t believe rumors and always trust your heart.

If you start believing gossip and drama without having all the information, you’ll never know the truth.

This collection of rumor quotes will remind you not to spread or believe hearsay.

At the end of the day, spreading rumors makes you look dishonest and untrustworthy.

Listen to the advice from these rumor quotes and always tell the truth.

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