Doormat Quotes

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Doormat Quotes

You treat him like a doormat and he’s going to start to wonder what’s outside the door.

Alexandra Gelbart

He left her upon the black ground. He ruined her completely. In taking away her mat, the poorest article of household furniture, he left her to sit upon the bare floor.

Arabic Proverb

If you make yourself into a doormat, people will wipe their feet on you.

Belizean Proverb

Don’t want to wink at nobody, don’t want to be winked at / Don’t want to be used by nobody for a doormat / Don’t want to confuse nobody, don’t want to be confused / Don’t want to amuse nobody, don’t want to be amused.

Bob Dylan

If they aren’t treating you right, it’s time to stop blaming them. You decide your worth, so if you don’t want to be a doormat, get off the floor.

Charles Orlando

The trouble is, if you go too far towards being polite, the label that applies is “doormat”.

Charles Stross

To you I’m blind / Somethin’ inside / Say you don’t mind / It gets you so bad / That a doormat sees better times / There’s time to get back / And think up some better lines / I’ve been doing some growing / But I’m scared of you going.

Denny Laine

The spiritual warrior is not a doormat, she is a welcome mat. She has a heart of gold, but a soul of steel. Her motto is: ‘Love your neighbor, but don’t take their sh*t.’

Derek Rydall

If your wife wanted a doormat, she’d go to Sears.

Detective Lennie Briscoe

I’m no longer a doormat. I’ll show you the door!

Fatima Shahnaz Ahmad

Celebrities are the doormats to power.

Greg Gutfeld

[I am] a doormat in a world of boots.

Jean Rhys

If people keep stepping on you, wear a pointy hat.

Joyce Rachelle

Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are people with dirty shoes.

Leo Buscaglia

You said you couldn’t tell the doormat from my face / You said if I had brains I would pawn them / Could be I’ve finally gotten up off of my thumbs / Could be that you’re the one that was on them.


God is not a doormat, nor should anyone else be a doormat.

Lewis B. Smedes

I’m not just a doormat. I’m not just being stepped on all over the place. If you look at the bulk of my material, it’s about trying to find some strength through that.

Lucinda Williams

No one expects the doormat to stand upright, shake itself off, and amble down the street to seek its own happiness.

Lynn Coady

I stand before you as a doormat. Oh, I mean a female entertainer. Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career in the face of blatant misogyny, sexism & relentless abuse.


I refuse to be a doormat to any man. I will never allow anyone to push me around. I am my own mistress.

Manisha Koirala

The altar cloth of one aeon is the doormat of the next.

Mark Twain

Doormats tell one nothing. Doormats know their place.


If you want to be a doormat you have to lay yourself down first.

Oscar Wilde

Doormatitis: door-mat-i-tis noun; low self-worth. A learned behavior where the infected person allows others to walk all over them, blame them, treat them terribly, always giving the boundary crossers the benefit of the doubt. They make excuses for them, They will give in to guilt and intimidation and give the boundary crossers what they want again and again.

P.A. Speers

You’re either a goddess … or a doormat.

Pablo Picasso

Do not be the doormat to somebody else stomping your dreams! Dream big. The world needs your weirdness!

Rachel Hollis

You can be nice without being a doormat.

Rachelle Disbennett-Lee

Excuse me, a doormat is good honest work / Only the bored and the wicked rich don’t know that / Excuse me, poor man, let’s skip this town / Who me? / Oh man, was that out loud? / Ow, whoa, I’m on my own here / you know, the devil may care / You make this groovy, you make me laugh / You make me woozy, a wet doormat.

Ralph Tresvant

People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.

Rebecca West

If you allow people to treat you like a doormat, they will expect you to say welcome.

Robert Breault

Oh God! The beauty of the blow / When I will blast his life; / When I will laugh and let him know / My mistress is his wife. / Today a doormat for his feet, / He loves to see me squirm / Tomorrow,–how revenge is sweet! / The turning of the worm.

Robert William Service

Not every caring person is a doormat. But if you’re wondering if your caring behaviour operates sometimes in a way that causes you hurt or feels like a denial of yourself, perhaps you have recently started to notice your own needs more, which is a good thing.

Sarah Tomley

The people that truly love us in life don’t fight for us to remain a doormat for others.

Shannon L. Alder

If you behave like a doormat, expect to be stepped on and don’t complain about it.

Suzette Haden Elgin

The poor taxpayer may wipe his shoes on a $3 doormat when he goes home, but not the Navy. It is, damn the cost, full feet ahead on a doormat you would be ashamed to get muddy.

William Proxmire

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