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Unpleasant Quotes

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Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Affirmations

I've always believed that if done properly,
armed robbery doesn't have to be an unpleasant experience.
- the movie Thelma & Louise

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind.
- Walter Bagehot

 

I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire...
that's the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me.
I take my hammer and I squash a figure.
- Camille Claudel

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
- Lillian Hellman

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

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The sense of smell explores; deleterious substances
almost always have an unpleasant smell.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The race problem in the United States is the type of
unpleasant problem which we would rather do without
but which refuses to be buried.
- Charles Hamilton Houston

Many people today don't want honest answers insofar
as honest means unpleasant or disturbing,
They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
- Louis Kronenberger

There were different challenges along the way.
Certainly the food shortage was unpleasant.
- Leroy Chiao

Don't blame the messenger because the message is unpleasant.
- Kenneth Starr

I always found the film world unpleasant.
It's all about the schedule, and never really flew for me.
- Francis Ford Coppola

The professional world was much more unpleasant than I thought.
I was always wishing I could get back that enthusiasm
I had when I was doing shows at college.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I still have never met Harry Saltzman,
and was told he is quite unpleasant.
- Lana Wood

There are so many unpleasant things in the world already
that there is no use in imagining any more.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery

There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant
regimes outside the walls as well -
the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
- Barbara Amiel

If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well
it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant
and degrading experience.
- Keith Henson

And thought struggles against the results,
trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping
on with that way of thinking.
That is what I call 'sustained incoherence.
- David Bohm

The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked,
and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses
are revealed and diagnosed,
"then" what do we do?
- David Foster Wallace

Today a racist is synonymous with race hatred.
Hating someone is a pretty unpleasant thing and few
people are capable of hating others.
Long-term hatred is a pathological disorder.
- Steve Blake

I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out;
and I thought how it is worse,
perhaps, to be locked in.
- Virginia Woolf

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent,
anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant
for anyone who is not content to the average person.
- William Ralph Inge

Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
- Quentin Crisp

I've worked with very few that I considered unpleasant.
Dennis the Menace was a joy to work on.
- Gale Gordon

Short, successful military adventures are as effective
as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths.
- John Stockwell

My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively
approaching a multicentric world,
which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left,
unpleasant questions.
- Slavoj Zizek

With God's help and guidance, we shall soon see the
end of this most unpleasant chapter in our history.
- John Agyekum Kufuor

Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Telling the community a serial killer is out there
stirs up a lot of unpleasant attention.
- Pat Brown

I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure.
Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football -
please.
- Samuel Barber

Hills are unpleasant, so I like to get them over with as quickly as possible.
- Bob Bartlett

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I was coerced into taking piano lessons in the early '50s.
It was a quite unpleasant experience.
- Robert Quine

Continuous eloquence wearies.
Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated.
Continuity in everything is unpleasant.
Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
- Blaise Pascal

We don't often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle.
We all prefer to think that every man who wore the
blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart.
- Rebecca H. Davis

When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life.
I live in the present at the same time that I live
in the past with my characters.
It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant.
- John Phillips Marquand

There is no man, however wise, who has not at some
period of his youth said things,
or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so
unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly,
if he could, expunge it from his memory.
- Marcel Proust

There are no mistakes.
The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant,
are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn;
whatever steps we take,
they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.
- Richard Bach

I used to think it was hard to write,
and I still find the process more or less unpleasant,
but if I know what I'm doing it rattles along,
then the rewrite whips it into shape rather quickly.
- Jonathan Franzen

We have all examined our past critically and are very
much aware of even the unpleasant things.
Now, we need to look at what we plan to do with the
lessons we have learned from the past.
- Heinz Fischer

Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with
it in a maybe irresponsible way,
which is to really ignore it.
It would be a nightmare if we started to really think about it;
it would tie our hands,
it would tie everyone else's hands.
- Rem Koolhaas

Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan,
most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today.
I know that because I've had the unpleasant experience
of having to serve with her.
- John McCain

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts,
foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.
For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge
the truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people.
- John F. Kennedy

The best servants of the people, like the best valets,
must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear.
It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier,
whom the king can least afford to lose.
- Walter Lippmann

I have been agreeably disappointed in my idea of the camels.
They are far from unpleasant to ride;
in fact,
it is much less fatiguing than riding on horseback,
and even with the little practice I have yet had,
I find it shakes me less.
- William John Wills

It's hard not to get a big head in the film industry,
there are people on a set paid to cater to your every need,
from the minute you arrive until you go home.
It's kind of strange, but not unpleasant.
- Eric Stoltz

It seems unpleasantly refined to put things off till someone knows.
- William Empson

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The obscure we see eventually.
The completely obvious,
it seems, takes longer.
- Edward R. Murrow

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
- Joseph Campbell

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What seems new is only new to us.
- Pearl S. Buck

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

You CAN do what you are committed to do -
regardless of how difficult it seems.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If everything seems to be going well,
you have obviously overlooked something.
- Anonymous

If someone irritates you, it is only
your own response that is irritating you.
Therefore, when anyone seems to be provoking you,
remember that it is only your judgment
of the incident that provokes you. -
- Epictetus

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish,
the appreciation of beauty is on the increase.
- Bernard Berenson


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