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Barbara Grizzuti Harrison Quotes and Sayings

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The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil,
but between the good and the lesser good.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Beware of people carrying ideas.
Beware of ideas carrying people.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly.
Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

There are no original ideas.
There are only original people.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

 

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality;
they are also dress rehearsals,
plans.
All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Desire creates its own object.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

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Women's propensity to share confidences is universal.
We confirm our reality by sharing.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps:
there are always failures of love,
of will, of imagination.
There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Our awesome responsibility to ourselves,
to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves
in the image of goodness,
because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

True revolutionaries are like God - they create the
world in their own image.
Our awesome responsibility to ourselves,
to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves
in the image of goodness,
because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

A good-bye is never painful unless
you're never going to say hello again.
- Anonymous

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful
death than animals that know nothing.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and,
sometimes, very painful.
- Regis Philbin

Mistakes are painful when they happen,
but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
- Denis Waitley

The work of a psychotherapist involves being empathic
and insightful with one's patients without getting
too lost in their painful stories to be helpful.
- Pamela Stephenson

Life is painful, nasty and short...
in my case it has only been painful and nasty.
- Djuna Barnes

Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger;
I resisted thinking about him.
I did not reread his letters to me.
The experience had been too painful.
- Joyce Maynard

It's painful for me to watch someone who isn't funny.
It's horrifying to sit in the back and watch some guy who just totally sucks.
- Joe Rogan

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows
immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
- Swami Sivananda

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Movie music is noise...
even more painful than my sciatica.
- Thomas Beecham

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far
away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it.
- James Newman

We extend our hand towards peace.
Our people are committed to peace.
We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
- Ariel Sharon

I thought I was learning about show business.
The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be.
Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable.
- Judy Holliday

It's also very painful, because I feel,
and I know, probably all women my age and older feel
like we're better and have more to give and are more fun now.
- Barbara Hershey

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour,
content to dwell in decencies for ever.
- Alexander Pope

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in
the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

Socialism is good when it comes to wages,
but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions
in life that are more private and painful,
for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
- Karel Capek

Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't
know any better and all the painful lessons have not
hammered your head open yet.
- Anthony Kiedis

The one thing I think you must do is,
as painful as it is as a parent, is listen.
- Tea Leoni

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
- George Eliot

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear;
if it is happy it is horrible to lose,
So the one is pretty equal to the other.
- Jean de la Bruyere

We should not forget, no matter how we quantify it:
'Freedom is not free.' It is a painful lesson,
but one from which we have learned in the past and
one we should never forget.
- Paul Gillmor

You, the foreign media, have been the companion of
my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.
- Corazon Aquino

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by
which the most insignificant success is achieved.
- Anne Sullivan

Duty is the great business of a sea officer;
all private considerations must give way to it,
however painful it may be.
- Horatio Nelson

Saving was slow and painful.
- William Christopher Handy

Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful
as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I didn't have to say it.
I just had to write it.
It was painful enough.
- Robert B. Parker

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Waiting is painful.
Forgetting is painful.
But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
- Paulo Coelho

My love for the band is still there.
It hasn't changed, maybe that's why it's so painful these days.
- Roger Daltrey

However painful the process of leaving home,
for parents and for children, the really frightening
thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.
- Robert Neelly Bellah

To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together,
to give precedence to others without envy -
this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation.
- Gustav Stresemann

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough,
grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club.
If the comic is doing badly it's painful,
and if the comic is doing brilliantly,
it's extremely painful.
- Dick Cavett

My travels led me to where I am today.
Sometimes these steps have felt painful,
difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.
- Diana Ross

Getting emotional about things is a peacetime luxury.
In wartime, it's much too painful.
- Edmund H. North

We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to
abandon all the reforms made over some very painful
years in the Labour party,
we would be consigned back to opposition.
- Patricia Hewitt

What annoyances are more painful than those of which we cannot complain?
- Marquis De Custine

I'm here instead of having shoulder surgery.
But I'm not sure which is more painful.
- James Caan

Everything that has happened to me is of value to me.
As painful as certain things are, and have been,
and were, there's a use for those things in my life and in my work.
- Martin Landau

It's interesting to fantasize having a man sink his
teeth into your neck for sustenance,
knowing that it isn't going to be terribly painful
but rather very exciting.
- Frank Langella

But I don't write so much now, because they're too painful.
- Bryan Ferry

Do not consider painful what is good for you.
- Euripides

The degree of leverage now being reversed is staggering,
and the underlying global imbalances -
notably between the savers and the spenders -
will require long and painful adjustment.
- Vince Cable


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