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Miserable Quotes

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Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
- Anonymous

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

 

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

Be miserable.
Or motivate yourself.
Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
- Wayne Dyer

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I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

If my films make one more person miserable,
I'll feel I have done my job.
- Woody Allen

No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
- Walter Savage Landor

There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms.
Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them.
- Maxim Gorky

Money, if it does not bring you happiness,
will at least help you be miserable in comfort.
- Helen Gurley Brown

But I'm not like sad, depressed miserable person.
I guess sometimes I give off that impression.
- Edward Furlong

So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons,
Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable.
- Aldous Huxley

Each of the seventeen tribunals during a long period burned annually,
on an average, ten miserable beings!
- John Foxe

If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten
some material about my miserable childhood.
But as it is, I've had a great life.
- Tim Conway

Happiness was not made to be boasted,
but enjoyed.
Therefore tho others count me miserable,
I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy;
nor fear them.
- Thomas Traherne

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable:
to love all is glorious.
- Thomas Traherne

Sure you're powerless, sure you're just one person,
sure you can't change anything...
but you don't have to be miserable about it as well.
- Lydia Lunch

The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the
Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters.
- James Tobin

Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.
- Janis Joplin

Only people have been through that miserable time will
recall the pass from their deep memory.
- Zhang Yimou

Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will
be miserable from your very happiness.
- Baltasar Gracian

In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London
theatres and explore the countryside,
I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school.
- Patrick White

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast,
a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
- Francis Bacon

You write a book and you hope somebody will go out
and pay $24.95 for what you've just said.
I think books were my salvation.
Books saved me from being miserable.
- Amy Tan

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable,
than risk being happy.
- Robert Anthony

May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might
as well open the window and kiss the night air.
- Franz Kafka

It's a miserable life in Hollywood.
You're up at five or six o'clock in the morning to
be ready to start shooting at nine.
- William Wyler

The miser, starving his brother's body,
starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep
out of his great estate of injustice,
poor and naked and miserable.
- Theodore Parker

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
- Voltaire

Now the Bible tells us that we are all by nature,
sinners, that we are slaves to sin and Satan,
and that unless we are converted, or born again,
we must be miserable forever.
- Jupiter Hammon

You're miserable, edgy and tired.
You're in the perfect mood for journalism.
- Warren Ellis

I'm a happy-go-lucky character.
I'm not that miserable.
But I can never let anyone into my world.
- Noel Gallagher

It is not every man who can be exquisitely miserable,
any more than exquisitely happy.
- James Boswell

But if you don't enjoy doing something,
you'll be miserable no matter how much money you make.
- Bob Schieffer

A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castenada

Locations are all tough, all miserable.
I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners.
We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes.
- Bette Davis

Some of the most miserable people I know are some of
the richest people in America,
they are the most miserable individuals I've ever seen.
- Chuck Norris

Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.
- Boethius

Artie travels all the time.
The rehearsals were just miserable.
Artie and I fought all the time.
He didn't want to do the show with my band;
he just wanted me on acoustic guitar.
- Paul Simon

No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains
the appearance of wealth.
- Charles Spurgeon

The contemplative life is often miserable.
One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

I am miserable when I'm in a movie I'm not proud of
and a movie that I don't want to do.
- Ryan Phillippe

Choosing to be miserable is an option,
but not one I recommend.
- Darren L. Johnson

Nobody really cares if you're miserable,
so you might as well be happy.
- Cynthia Nelms

If you're always strict with yourself,
life gets miserable.
And we're supposed to enjoy life.
- Mia Maestro

I support gay marriage.
I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
- Kinky Friedman

I've been on jobs where there's that one actor who is just a miserable,
miserable no-good, dirty bastard, and it just turns the whole process sour.
- Joe Pantoliano

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully
comfortable while you're being miserable.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
- Francis Bacon

There is nothing more miserable in the world than to
arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
- Erma Bombeck

Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.
- Jacopo Sannazaro

The very effect of the education they were given...
was to make men think; and, thinking,
they became less and less satisfied with the miserable pays they received.
- John Grierson

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness,
that is miserable.
- John Milton

We know there's no use in getting miserable,
so we go out on the town instead!
- Lee Ryan

I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless,
lived on the streets, lived on friends' floors,
was happy, was miserable.
- Ben Okri

Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction,
it is a functioning phenomenon.
It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
- James Hillman

Fate often puts all the material for happiness and
prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable
he can make himself with them.
- Don Marquis

Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler,
German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
- Thomas Mann

I think we're miserable partly because we have only one god,
and that's economics.
- James Hillman

I spent most of my life locked in my bedroom,
miserable about my raging acne.
- Moon Unit Zappa

We must not fear daylight just because it almost always
illuminates a miserable world.
- Rene Magritte

But I married a guy who treated me very badly,
but I was happy.
I was miserable, so I was happy.
- Lynn Johnston

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable,
but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
- Princess Diana

People might love themselves with the most entire and unbounded affection,
and yet be extremely miserable.
- Joseph Butler

People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because
I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
- Nick Cave


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