135+ 'I Don't Care' Quotes For When You Can't Even Deal Anymore

by Team Scary Mommy
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Some days are pleasant enough. Other days (or years, hello 2020) you want to scream and cry and tell everyone off, all before breakfast. That’s when you want to throw your hands up in the air and just give up. Instead, practice a little self-care and shrug it all off, at least for now. Write in your gratitude journal, read some motivational quotes, and infuse your life with humor with some funny quotes and sayings about life.

Having an IDC attitude isn’t as crass as it sounds. In some cases, it’s a good outlook to have when you’re dealing with a lot. You can handle problems without wallowing in worry and distress. To help you chill out, we’ve compiled a bunch of quotes that embody what it means to be calm, cool, and collected.

Basically, YOLO your way through the day. But first, here are 135+ I-don’t-care quotes to remember on days when you can’t even.


  1. The moment you stop caring is the moment when things get better. Don’t waste your time trying to please others.
  2. I’m not heartless; I’ve just learned how to use my heart less.
  3. The less I care, the happier I am.
  4. The difference between me and you is that I care and you don’t, and that hurts.
  5. When I’ve had enough, I stop. I just get to the point where I don’t care.
  6. Live your life the way you want to and don’t care what others think; it’s your life, not theirs.
  7. Sometimes the only choice left to do is to stop caring. Make peace and move forward no matter how it hurts, because there is no reason to stay anymore.
  8. Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don’t care.
  9. Sometimes you just have to stop caring, you have to turn off all emotion and feelings to protect yourself from getting hurt.
  10. I know you want me to share your feelings, but right now I just don’t care.
  11. The only way to free your mind is to stop caring about what others think.
  12. The day we stop crying is the day we stop caring.
  13. When you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will like you, but you won’t care one bit.
  14. I am not here for the pleasure of others but for myself, so I don’t care.
  15. It’s not wrong not to care. It can’t be that bad if it makes you happy.
  16. I don’t care if you never speak to me again as long as you remember me for a lifetime.
  17. Don’t care if someone hates you, people usually hate the one who is better than them.
  18. The most miserable people are those who care deeply.
  19. Don’t try to please everyone, you will lose yourself. Don’t care about the people who don’t like you.
  20. If you want to live, stop asking permission. Do it now and regret it later.
  21. Don’t care about the destination — just keep going towards your goals.
  22. You don’t have to care about everything around you. Some things are best left ignored.
  23. The best thing I did with my life was to throw away all the garbage people kept pushing at me and stopped caring.
  24. I cannot care for something that has broken my heart and bitten my hand.
  25. Ignore those people who talk about you behind your back; that’s where they belong.
  26. I can’t fight for something I don’t care about.
  27. If you find the right person, don’t lose them. Don’t care about the world, and just hold them for life.
  28. I wish people would appreciate what they have at the moment and not wait until the person they took for granted doesn’t care anymore.
  29. I can’t care for those who cannot care for me.
  30. I don’t care about age; it is stupid! Some adults act like toddlers, and some children are wise beyond their years.
  31. When people treat you like they don’t care, believe them.
  32. Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I have feelings. It’s just that these feelings are really dead for you.
  33. I can’t care about something so distasteful. It’s not my style.
  34. Don’t be embarrassed by who you are. They’re going to judge you no matter what you do.
  35. I am certainly not heartless. It just refuses to beat for those it does not care for.
  36. Don’t care about your looks. You will always be pretty for the one who loves you.
  37. It may be hard and disappointing, but I don’t care. My dreams are what keep me going.
  38. Your uniqueness is your own business. Do not care about those who wish to put you into a box.
  39. When your plant of love has outgrown its pot, it’s time to stop caring for it so that it can wither away gracefully into nothing.
  40. Sometimes in life, it becomes very important to stop caring and move on.
  41. If one day you notice that we haven’t talked in a while. It’s not because I don’t care anymore, it’s because you pushed me away.
  42. Do not care deeply about anything for it will only break your heart.
  43. When you are with the right person, you just smile and ignore about the world.
  44. I don’t care if you don’t care.
  45. Don’t be mad because I don’t care anymore. Be mad because I once did, and you were too blind to see.
  46. My phone will not ring — no messages will come — despite the fact that I want it to. I just don’t care anymore.
  47. It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don’t care.
  48. Don’t care about the words, the one who loves you will show you their love with their actions.
  49. I care too much for the people that don’t care about me at all.
  50. Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.
  51. I can’t waste my time caring for things I really don’t care for.
  52. The easiest way to avoid getting hurt is to stop caring, but not caring is the hardest thing to do.
  53. I care too much for the people that don’t care about me at all.
  54. I don’t care if no one is by my side. I will still be happy with myself.
  55. When you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will like you, but you won’t care one bit.
  56. Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.
  57. When all things turn sour, there is no other choice but to stop caring and move forward.
  58. Heartbreaks are quite interesting because we cry about not being able to care about the other person.
  59. Do not ask for permission. Don’t care about what others think, or that you have to ask anyone anything to do what you want. Do not explain yourself. Burn your own blazing path and discard all those who weigh you down.
  60. Age is a wonderful thing. The older you get, the less cares you have about the world, and life starts to become more interesting.
  61. I am not here to please anyone but myself. So send all your complaints and address them to “I don’t care.”
  62. Love your own company and forget about the world — it’s the best feeling ever.
  63. No matter what they say about you, just be yourself.
  64. I don’t care about your opinion. You are not a person who can understand my dreams.
  65. If you don’t care for your love today, you will regret it later.
  66. People don’t care for you when you are alone. They just care for you when they are alone.
  67. Love the one you want to, and don’t care about what others think.
  68. I pretend I don’t care, but deep down, I really still don’t care.
  69. If your problems don’t involve other people, do not involve them because they will not care.
  70. Stop worrying about people who aren’t worried about you.
  71. Your opinion is of no consequence to me, because I know I am awesome.
  72. The more you care about what others think of you, the more you will feel like an image created for their enjoyment. You are real and you are yourself, so stop caring and live.
  73. When all things turn bad, there is no other choice but to stop caring and move forward.
  74. I can’t be bothered to care for something so not fabulous.
  75. I don’t care if I fail a thousand times. I will still get up and chase my dreams.
  76. I have no opinion of you. Therefore you do not exist.
  77. Whatever, I don’t care anymore, I’m done.
  78. Stop caring about what people think about you. Live your life. Chase your dreams.
  79. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  80. One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you.
  81. I don’t need to be in a relationship to be happy, and I don’t care what you think of me.
  82. When you stop caring, that’s when they want to start caring.
  83. Forget about what everyone else thinks and says. If it makes you happy, do it.
  84. I love to love myself and don’t care for anyone else.
  85. Don’t care for the ones who are not willing to stay in your life anymore.
  86. Life is better when you stop caring too much.
  87. My level of happiness rises as my level of care reaches zero.
  88. I cared while you pretended, and now that you do, I don’t. Not anymore. Not ever.
  89. I don’t care about the consequences when I do something that my heart demands to be done.
  90. The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love with no intention of loving her.
  91. I’ll never stop caring, but if you decide to push me away, I’ll go.
  92. I don’t care if anyone thinks that I am wrong. I am not born to prove myself to useless people.
  93. I am so done with everything you do to me. As of this moment, I don’t care.
  94. Sometimes, you just have to stop caring. You have to turn off all emotion and feeling to protect yourself from getting hurt.
  95. Don’t care about others — to be single is to be nice to yourself.
  96. Don’t hold onto something if you know it’s no longer there.
  97. I care not for the follies of my peers. I stay true to myself.
  98. I don’t care about the world. I will follow my dreams till my last breath.
  99. Don’t be discouraged about what other people say. Follow your dreams.
  100. I have reached a point in life where I feel it is no longer necessary to try to impress anyone. If they like me the way I am, good. And if they don’t, it’s their loss.
  101. My business is my own, so stop. Do not care about what I do, what I wear, and what I drink because I certainly don’t care about you.
  102. Care less; smile more.
  103. You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.
  104. There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.
  105. Live with no excuses and love with no regrets.
  106. Let go of the past! Be carefree, and life will be a blast.
  107. Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
  108. Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.
  109. There are going to be good times and bad times, but lighten up.
  110. Being single is nice, drama-free, and carefree but it’s nice to feel happy with someone you love once in a while.
  111. Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.
  112. The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them.
  113. Enjoy life… there’s plenty of time to be dead.
  114. If you think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop. That thought is the problem.
  115. The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
  116. “You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.” — Richard P. Feynman
  117. “Care about what other people think, and you will always be their prisoner.” — Lao Tzu
  118. “Never dull your shine for somebody else.” — Tyra Banks
  119. “If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.” — John Lennon
  120. “I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.” — Michel de Montaigne
  121. “I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true.” — Truman Capote
  122. “Not caring more about what other people think than what you think. That’s freedom.” — Demi Moore
  123. “To kind of go through life not caring is a spectacular attribute. It’s one I wish I had.” — Neil Cross
  124. “By not caring too much about what people think, I’m able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.” — Albert Ellis
  125. I don’t care what you think of me — unless you think I’m awesome, in which case you’re right! Carry on.
  126. Sometimes to get someone’s attention, you have to stop giving them yours.
  127. One of the best feelings in the world is when you stop caring about things that used to bother you.
  128. I don’t care who I lose anymore — as long as I don’t lose myself again, I’m good.
  129. “I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.” — Coco Chanel
  130. I don’t care if I’m selfish. After putting people first for the longest time and being disappointed, I deserve to do whatever makes me feel happy.
  131. “I think I finally reached the point where I don’t care anymore. I’m a good person; I can’t force people to see my worth.” — Unknown
  132. “I don’t care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right.” — George M. Cohan
  133. “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” — Haruki Murakami
  134. “Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: You have to let it happen by not caring about it. Success will happen precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.” — Viktor Frankl
  135. “My mind’s at peace when I don’t care about others.” — Unknown
  136. “The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.” — Virginia Woolf
  137. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” — Suzy Kassem
  138. “If you want to succeed, then stop caring about every small thing in life.” — Unknown
  139. “I don’t care what will happen next, but I will conquer it and achieve what I desire.” — Unknown

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