Quotation Explorer - 'Bother'

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. - George Bernard Shaw
If you're going to do something, strive to do it better than anyone else. Do it all the way. If you're going to half-ass it, why bother? - Ashly Lorenzana
Prayer was never meant to be magic,' Mother said.'Then why bother with it?' Suzy scowled.'Because it's an act of love,' Mother said. - Madeleine L'Engle
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. - W.H. Auden
It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it's the parts that I do understand. - Mark Twain
It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them. - Isabel Colegate
Success and failure can both make you lose appetite and concentration, don't let it bother or over-excite you, just think them away as a mere thing that had just happened, and get along with your life. - Michael Bassey Johnson
So you want to commit suicide,huh? Why? Life doesn't compel you to choose that way.Generally People makes you commit suicide.And those who makes you feel bad,trust my word, they don't care about you. Then why bother killing yourself? Kill them instead. - Riyadh Razzaq
If you dreamed to have a tranquil life then do not bother either exasperate or infuriate other's life. Dreaming a tranquil life is good but you cannot surmount it if you have a lot of foes indeed. - Albert Subrado
Don't bother to ring a bell in the ear that doesn't listen. Move to another ear, and if he doesn't listen to your bell, sit back and listen to his nemesis. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The sun's rays don't bother me. No they cast down such a wonderful heat. Masking beauty, by a terrible fate. - Sara Quin
The more you can escape from how horrible things really are, the less it's going to bother you...and then, the worse things get. - Frank Zappa
This whole beautiful world will end for you the day you die, then why to bother for others, stay selfish stay happy. - Aananda Karna
There must be a secret hidden in this book or else you wouldn't bother to read it - Kathy Acker
There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works. Don't bother. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
Politicians are like bad horsemen who are so preoccupied with staying in the saddle that they can’t bother about where they’re going. - Joseph Alois Schumpeter
You can change the place you live, your clothes, your interests, your friends, your religion and even your partner. However, if you forgot to change your mind, attitude, beliefs about the world, how you treat people and how you plan to be different this time around, why did you even bother? - Shannon L. Alder
We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners. - George Bernard Shaw
Don't bother about those who can't understand you, because they don't deserve you for what you are. - Saga Valsalan
If it wasn’t possible to reinvent the past in such a way as to make it conform to the present’s cheerful view of the way things ought to have been, why bother living? - Kathryn Davis
I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. - Marilyn Monroe
I just never let anything bother me, man. I know myself really well. Nobody's opinion of me can shake my opinion of myself. - Ruben Studdard
I don't forgive people, but I don't let them bother me either! - Nehali Lalwani
It is the responsibility of scientists never to suppress knowledge, no matter how awkward that knowledge is, no matter how it may bother those in power; we are not smart enough to decide which pieces of knowledge are permissible, and which are not. - Carl Sagan
PLAN, v.t. To bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result. - Ambrose Bierce
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. - William Faulkner
You know it never ceases to amaze me how people twist your words.I used to et it bother me that I was so misunderstood, but now I realise, I can tell a lot about people by what they CHOOSE to see in me - Karen Gibbs
It's not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone with them. - Isabel Colegate
I make sure to always have some spinach between my teeth so people are disinclined to bother me.Survival strategies for the 21st century. - Graham Parke
Without the possibility of making mistakes, we wouldn't need to bother about making a decision. - Daniel Englisch
People can't stand to be alone with themselves, so they bother me when I'm trying to be alone with myself. - James Jean-Pierre
People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doing the calling that bothers me. - Octavia E. Butler
I know you won't miss me, I know you won't even bother to ask how i am without you? But still my heart will always call for you, my mind will always think of you because I love you and I will miss you that every moment that I stay without you. - Patel Ayesha
If achieving a desired goal was easy why would anyone bother. There'd be no fun. - Veronica Purcell
My choice is what I choose to do,And if I'm causing no harm, it shouldn't bother you.Your choice is who you choose to be,And if you're causin' no harm, then you're alright with me. - Ben Harper
For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and big words Bother me.
My parents and grandparents did not tolerate idle thoughts or behavior. If the action did not have a purpose or lead you in a positive direction, their feeling was why bother? This is how I was built. This is why I refuse to fail. - Carlos Wallace
Never waste time for someone who doesn’t bother to spend time with you, but with someone who will say, time is wasted if I’m not with you. - M. Ganesh Sai
Gays, lesbians, straights, feminists, fascist pigs, communists, Hare Krishnas - none of them bother me. I don't care what banner they raise. But what I can't stand are hollow people. When I'm with them I just can't bare it, and wind up saying things I shouldn't. - Haruki Murakami
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. - William Faulkner
I guess I just don't get the point. It's like, why should you bother getting attached to anything if,A: It's never gonna last, andB: It hurts like hell when it's over? - Alyson Noel
Insecure or homicidal: the adjectives don't bother me one bit. - William Giraldi
Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand. - Mark Twain
Let things bother you. The times today are too dangerous for the young and the smart to be not bothered. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
If you're going to be a narcissistic schmuck, kid, don't bother studying Faulkner. Go straight to Brett Easton Ellis. He's the role model you need. - Arinn Dembo
If you truly believe you need to pick a mobile phone that "says something" about your personality, don't bother. You don't have a personality. A mental illness, maybe - but not a personality. - Charlie Brooker
Whosoever shall not fall by the sword or by famine, shall fall by pestilence, so why bother shaving? - Woody Allen
Death is impatient and thoughtless. It barges into your room when you are right in the middle of something, and it doesn't bother to wipe its boots. - Tom Robbins
People go through life blindly, ignoring death like revellers at a party feasting on fine foods. They ignore that later they will have to go to the toilet, so they do not bother to find out where there is one. When nature finally calls, they have no idea where to go and are in a mess. - Ajahn Chah
It's not the things I don't understand about the Bible that bother me; it's the things I understand with perfect clarity and don't comply with that keep me up at night. - Bill Hybels
A man who can own pearls does not bother about shells, and those who aspire to virtue do not trouble themselves over honors. - Francis de Sales
I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then - I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't luckily have to bother about that. - Agatha Christie
I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me. - A. A. Milne
Whosoever shall not fall by the sword or by famine, shall fall by pestilence so why bother shaving? - Woody Allen
The censors don't bother with fantasy books, especially old ones. They can't understand them. They think it's all kids' stuff. They'd die if they knew what The Chronicles of Narnia were really about. - G. Willow Wilson
One will bother you only if you have a karmic account with him. No one can bother you without your signature (karmic cause). All this is due solely to your signature. - Dada Bhagwan
When the chips are down, you are alone, and loneliness can be terrifying. Fortunately, I've always had a chum I could call. And I love to be alone. It doesn't bother me one bit. I’m my own company. - Audrey Hepburn
It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it's the parts that I do understand. - Mark Twain
If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Thank your customer for complaining and mean it. Most will never bother to complain. They'll just walk away. - Marilyn Suttle
If a friend starts behaving silly because you bother him so much, don't worry, you're not the first person, he has got a sting in his stomach, an hunger that causes an epidemic hatred. - Michael Bassey Johnson
And that is to say, of course, that you can "read" a culture without its literature, without the bother of gathering and holding its ideas, considering their genesis and evolution, and weighing them in the balance with each other. - Richard Mitchell
Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. But above all black says this: "I don’t bother you - don’t bother me". - Yohji Yamamoto
Things are so bad in Massachusetts now they don't even bother to plough Route 128 when it snows.
Nothing in the world can bother you as much as your own mind, I tell you. In fact, others seem to be bothering you, but it is not other, it is your own mind. - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Don't bother about your looks, just bother about your character - Yash Bansal
If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Before You Begin Writing Your Book, Ask Yourself A Very Important Question: What Kind of Results Do I Plan To Receive From Writing This Book? If You Say Money, Then Don't Bother Even Writing The Book. - Chris Mentillo
My mom, God love her, she was one of those Bible people. She thought it was wrong to bother anybody, regardless of race, color or religion. It just wasn't a Christian thing to look down on anybody, and that's what she taught us. - Levon Helm
Some are born leaders, some achieve leadership, and some have leadership thrust upon them. Which of these are you, or would you rather not bother? - Maurice Flanagan
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