1. "TELEPHONE n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance."
- Quote by Ambrose Bierce
2. "If I had the remaking of man, he wouldn't have any conscience. It is one of the most disagreeable things connected with a person; and although it certainly does a great deal of good, it cannot be said to pay, in the long run; it would be much better to have less good and more comfort."
- Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
5. "Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable."
- Quote by Samuel Johnson
6. "If a woman is fair and amiable, she is praised for both qualities, but especially the former, by the bulk of mankind: if, on the other hand, she is disagreeable in person and character, her plainness is commonly inveighed against as her greatest crime, because, to common observers, it gives the greatest offence; while, if she is plain and good, provided she is a person of retired manners and secluded life, no one ever knows of her goodness, except her immediate connections"
- Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey
7. "Sometimes in the company of others I find a disagreeable spirit of competitiveness kicks in and each person is shamed into spending rather more than he would have wished. This is a historically established syndrome, of course. One Magus going to Bethlehem would probably have sprung for a box of After Eights. Three Magi on the same trip found themselves laden with gold, frankincense and myrrh and bitterly comtemplating their overdrafts."
- James Hamilton-Paterson, Cooking with Fernet Branca
- Bob Woodward, The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat