Quotation Explorer - 'Miserable'

The notion of picking one time of year to be decent to other people is obscene because it's actually validating the notion of being miserable wretches the rest of the year. - Pam Davis
When someone tries to make life miserable for you, remember, they are fighting a losing battle with themselves. - Amitav Chowdhury
Perfectionists are not all negative, miserable, unhappy and over controlling individuals - Asa Don Brown
There’s a common misconception that work is necessary. You will meet people working at miserable jobs. They tell you they are making a living. No, they’re not. They’re dying, frittering away their fast-extinguishing lives doing things which are, at best, meaningless and, at worst, harmful. - Adrian Tan
Don't search about happiness in a miserable way. - anas alhijjaj
If my film makes one more person miserable, I've done my job. - Woody Allen
This only is certain, that there is nothing certain; and nothing more miserable and yet more arrogant than man. - Pliny the Elder
Another silence for the record books. Then he sighs."I know. It's crazy. I feel like --" He stops himself. He suddenly looks so miserable that my heart aches for him.I hate my life. - Cynthia Hand
The least I can do is speak out for the hundreds of chimpanzees who, right now, sit hunched, miserable and without hope, staring out with dead eyes from their metal prisons. They cannot speak for themselves. - Jane Goodall
Your life will be colourful if you just add colours to your life! It is your own decisions that will determine to have a miserable or a marvellous life! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I can only see life as this most miserable accident that I have been forced to endure simply because I refuse to see it as the most astounding plan that I have been privileged to engage. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness. - Seneca
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. - Agatha Christie
I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour, but heaven knows I'm miserable now. - Morrissey
A pleasurable woman could cause more harm than miserable one. - Santosh Kalwar
I also remember it was Sunday night because that was the time I felt most depressed and vulnerable. Somehow have a moment to contemplate the miserable, low-paying week that lay ahead was more painful than living it. - Adam Carolla
Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it. - Jonathan Haidt
Normally, in anything I do, I'm fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce. - Neil Gaiman
Magic!' cried an old man. 'Tis sorcery, and we are undone!' 'Not so,' I told him, 'Sorcery cannot harm good Christians.' 'But I am a miserable sinner,' he wailed. - Poul Anderson
Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. - Gordon B. Hinckley
What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets. - Andre Malraux
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. - George Bernard Shaw
A non-reading society is nothing but a miserable society; a non-reading nation will be nothing but a disgrace of all other nations! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I am a miserable cook but an extremely talented eater. - Amy Tan
I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel. - Gloria Naylor
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. - Abraham Lincoln
A dream, a wild dream of removing ourselves from the cares and sorrows of this miserable world and creating a world of our own. A long shot, yes, but who’s to say it can’t happen? - Paul Austerter
But I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel. - Gloria Naylor
You can be as miserable or angry about anything as much as you want, end of the day getting emotional will not solve any of your problems. The only thing you can do is keep moving forward because whether or not you are ready, life will always go on with or without you. - Anonymous
People think about life in terms of changes, not levels. They can be changes from the status quo or changes from what was expected, but whatever form they take, it is changes that make us happy or miserable. - Richard H. Thaler
Until you experience real loneliness, you shall never know what real loneliness is. So many people feel miserable and lonely just because they ignore their inner man, create a gap between themselves and their inner man, and neglect their true self! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. - George Bernard Shaw
I, a miserable wretch, haunted by a curse that shut up every avenue to enjoyment. - Mary Shelley
If [we] have a good, miserable day once in a while, or several in a row, stand steady and face them. Things will straighten out. There is great purpose in our struggle in life. - Boyd K. Packer
Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. - Woody Allen
It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.
I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us. - Kinky Friedman
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
The more I lived with Jan, the more I loved her, the more I made her miserable. It was a vicious cycle (page 209)……The more I loved her the more I hated her. And the more she loved me, the more I harmed myself (page 269). - Marvin Gaye
Stop focusing on how miserable you are and focus on how many opportunities you have to get better. - Debasish Mridha
Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so. - Jacopo Sannazaro
Your whole life people tell you to do what you love. But if you gotta do something else to pay the bills, you don't automatically have to be miserable. - Jeph Jacques
A person’s THOUGHT that does not make most people often think that the life is miserable, has not been thought really well. - Anuj Somany
I have yet to find that one perfect phrase that epitomizes all the mysteries of the universe. Luckily, I doubt to ever pen it in this lifetime, for then the seeking ends; miserable is the day the adventure ends. - D.A. Botta
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. - Benjamin Franklin
Here’s a simple test to check and see if you have surrendered or if you are still struggling with control. When you are miserable, stressed, doubtful, and fearful, you are in control. When you are happy, peaceful, confident, and faithful, God is in control. - Toni Sorenson
I was miserable, of course, for I was seventeen, and so I swung into action and wrote a poem, and it was miserable, for that's how I thought poetry worked: you digested experience and shat literature. [from "Mingus at the Showplace"] - William Matthews
God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, thehelpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos; He will set them above their betters. - H. L. Mencken
We shall convince France and the world, that we are not a degraded people, humiliated under a colonial spirit of fear and a sense of inferiority, fitted to be the miserable instruments of foreign influence, and regardless of national honor, character, and interest. - John Adams
It was a miserable machine, an inefficient machine, she thought, the human apparatus for painting or for feeling; it always broke down at the critical moment; heroically, one must force it on. - Virginia Woolf
All money does with an empty heart is allow you to be miserable in style. - Stefan Molyneux
Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy and the make the most of where you are. - Germany Kent
When you have a good romance, find ways to make their lives miserable and hellish...Do you think 'Titanic' would have been so popular if they had both lived? Not a prayer. - Orson Scott Card
Insanity is coasting through life in a miserable existence when you have a caged lion locked inside and the key to release it. - Morgan Freeman
I don't mind being miserable as long as I'm painting well.
Sometimes, you can be more than enough for someone, but they choose not to be in your life. Always remember that Satan works hard to keep people miserable by feeding their fears, so they stay in their comfort zone. The truth is some people value what is predictable, more than chemistry. - Shannon L. Alder
The audience knows the truth, the world is simple. It's miserable, solid all the way through. But if you could fool them, even for a second, then you can make them wonder, and then you got to see something really special. - Christopher Nolan
There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there's only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there's no reason why you shouldn't have a fairly good time. - Edith Wharton
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. - Jane Austen
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda
Money wont make you happy but if you insist on being miserable, you may as well be rich... - Hank Curci
Don't let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are. - Jaeda DeWalt
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. - Abraham Lincoln
If most people around a person make, more often than not, her/his life miserable for her/his thoughts being regularly factual, then only s/he is most likely to be an actual intellectual. - Anuj Somany
If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it. - Frank Zappa
There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself. - Laurell K. Hamilton
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda
I do not pretend to say that I was not very much pleased with him; but while I have Udolpho to read, I feel as if nobody could make me miserable. - Jane Austen
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable. - Adam Smith
Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy, and make the most of where you are - Germany Kent
You can't wake up miserable and expect something outside yourself to change that mood, you have to be willing to change that mood so you expect the best from your outside world. - Nikki Rowe
There is no need returning anger to those who made your past horrible, do not think of making them feel bitter, maybe a help from you can just make them ashame and miserable, and can probably change their attitude. - Michael Bassey Johnson
If you ask what's your problem, most people won't be able to tell, yet they live miserable lives. - Saurabh Gupta Earth5R
He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed. - David Frost
It is in your hands to make life miserable or happy. No religion, spiritual leaders or knowledge will ever make you fully satisfied. - Santosh Kalwar
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure. - Jean Jacques Rousseau
One moment I was sitting in your ship feeling very depressed, and the next moment I was standing here feeling utterly miserable. An Improbability Field I expect. - Douglas Adams
Happiness is the feeling we experience when we are too busy to be miserable. - Thomas L. Masson
I do not believe in any religion, I will have nothing to do with immortality. We are miserable enough in this life without speculating upon another. - George Gordon Byron
I like life. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. - Agatha Christie
I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I've never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up. - Shania Twain
Don't let feeling lonely push you into the arms of a person who will make you miserable. - Stephan Labossiere
Oh! dear; I was so miserable! I am sure I must have been as white as my gown. - Jane Austen
The fact that you are even here, alive, on this planet is a mathematical miracle, and you should not spend the time that you have being busy being miserable. - Philip DeFranco
An educator should consider that he has failed in his job if he has not succeeded in instilling some trace of a divine dissatisfaction with our miserable social environment. - Anthony Standen
A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour. - P. G. Wodehouse
Miserable comforters are ye all. - Bible
Man is more miserable, more restless and unsatisfied than ever before, simply because half his nature--the spiritual--is starving for true food, and the other half--the material--is fed with bad food. - Paul Brunton
If any belief or societal dogma prevents peaceful societal change or progress, that society will inevitably be victims of miserable violent changes. - Debasish Mridha
I would rather love you and live a miserable life than live a wonderful life without your love. - Debasish Mridha
Gratitude makes you a better, stronger, wiser person. Ingratitude makes you a negative, angry, miserable person. Which person do you choose to be? - Tanya Masse
Don't use your past history as an excuse to be miserable. Use your past as a testament to show the world just how far you have come. - Miya Yamanouchi
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable than risk being happy. - Robert Anthony
But miserable most, to love unloved? This you should pity rather than despise. - William Shakespeare
Even though life is hard, never make your life miserable, stressed and out weighed, you will burry yourself in stress. - Auliq Ice
The joy of one success far supersedes the ninety nine miserable attempts that may sometimes be called failure. - Auliq-Ice
You're miserable, edgy and tired. You're in the perfect mood for journalism. - Warren Ellis
The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope. - William Shakespeare
Spontaneous insanity is the real bliss! It's sad that we are honored for playing sane, serious, safe, miserable and controlling in this poor world. - Saurabh Sharma
I'd rather be miserable and free than happy and caged. - Dia Reeves
El hábito de entrar en mismo hizo que perdiera al fin el sentimiento y casi el recuerdo de mis males, aprendí así por mi propia existencia que la fuente de la verdadera felicidad está en nosotros y que no depende de los hombres el hacer realmente miserable a quien sabe querer ser feliz. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
In general I strive for greatness and rational achievement, but I admit to you I’ve a terrible fondness for women, a tendency towards drunkenness, and a weakness for the fumes of the poppy—opium and other miserable beauties. - Roman Payne
A lover goes toward his beloved as enthusiastically as a schoolboy leaving his books, but when he leaves his girlfriend, he feels as miserable as the schoolboy on his way to school. (Act 2, scene 2) - William Shakespeare
Yo soy un anima infeliz,Perdida en este mundo atormendo. I am a miserable spirit lost in this tormented world.
It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they will profit from misfortune or be miserable. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
If you are completely surrounded by the enemies, this proves that you are damn stupid in matters of making friends and such a stupidity, such a miserable clumsiness is your biggest enemy! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Money is time. With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise would not in any sense be mine; nay, which would make me their miserable bondsman. - George Gissing
I come from a long line of miserable people. - Arlene Schindler
If I loved someone, I could never let him go away from me. I would be too miserable and lonely. - Valerie Tripp
He who is happy in his hut is better than he who is miserable in his palace. - Matshona Dhliwayo
May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air. - Franz Kafka
No society can surely be flourishing and happy of which by far the greater part of the numbers are poor and miserable. - Adam Smith
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. - William James
Don't make all of your sadness to be a miserable tragedy,Just forget it with your conscious heart and clear mind. - Rizky Adam Rifai
...what is the use of making everybody rich if the rich themselves are miserable? - Bertrand Russell
FAMOUS, adj. Conspicuously miserable. Done to a turn on the iron, behold Him who to be famous aspired. Content? Well, his grill has a plating of gold, And his twistings are greatly admired. Hassan Brubuddy - Ambrose Bierce
The moment you think that your destiny is predetermined, you become a miserable loser! Trust your own power so that you can shape your own destiny! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Throughout my entire miserable childhood I woke at least once a night weeping from overwhelming delight. I did it hungry, I did it after beatings, I did it after the deaths of loved ones.Now you tell me if I’m crazy or if I’ve always been blessed. - Bob Thurber
It's my opinion, with some people, just knowing they are alone, living inside of their own miserable, self hating, dysfunctional mind, with their own immature, insecure, self pitying self is its own revenge. Their existence is their karma. - Colleen Truscott Fry
Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty. - Mark Twain
I remember seeing this video for the first time in college - miserable, half-drunk on Keystone Light, a Camel Light smoldering in my mouth, about to desperately tap-dance my way through another social interaction - and saying out loud: "I fucking *get* you, Bee Girl. - Dave Holmes
I can be tolerant of traffic jams and disorganization, faulty technology, miserable weather, and bland foods. People, however, require more than the cold, grudging favor of being tolerated. They require love. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
Miserable mortals who, like leaves, at one moment flame with life, eating the produce of the land, and at another moment weakly perish. - Homer
Life is divided up into the horrible and the miserable. The horrible would be terminal cases, blind people, criples. The miserable is everyone else. When you go through life you should be thankful that you're miserable. - Woody Allen
The sense that everything is going wrong has existed in every era, and rightly so since men have found no greater pleasure than in inventing new ways to make each other miserable. - Emil Cioran
Life is too short to be miserable for 40+ hours a week. - A. Dalcourt
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. - Robert Anthony
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