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Quotes About Irritation

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Tamora Pierce
“Goodwin scowled at her cup. "With all due respect, my lord, I hate it when you make sense.”
Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

Dorothy Parker
“Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, can be prolonged to the point where it ceases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.”
Dorothy Parker

Whoopi Goldberg
“I don't have pet peeves like some people. I have whole kennels of irritation.”
Whoopi Goldberg

Neil Gaiman
“Daisy looked up at him with the kind of expression that Jesus might have given someone who had just explained that he was probably allergic to bread and fishes, so could He possibly do him a quick chicken salad...”
Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

Toba Beta
“If you feel irritated or threatened by others' beliefs,
it's a sign that you're experiencing crisis of confidence.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Steve Maraboli
“What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.”
Steve Maraboli

Lev Grossman
“By now he had learned enough to know that when he was getting annoyed at somebody else, it was usually because there was something that he himself should be doing, and he wasn't doing it.”
Lev Grossman, The Magician King

Auliq Ice
“Being unable to say no can make you exhausted, stressed and irritable.”
Auliq Ice

Shannon L. Alder
“Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books.”
Shannon L. Alder

Michael Bassey Johnson
“True love is jealousy in disguise: A man cannot restrict his lover from going to the club because he hates her, he actually hates the men who would come around and touch her.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Amit Kalantri
“Foolish minds will entertain you, but confuse minds will irritate you.”
Amit Kalantri

Lisa Norato
“Avast talking about me as though I were not standing here.”
Lisa Norato, Prize of My Heart

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A bad handwriting is as annoying to a reader … as an irritating voice is to a listener.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ransom Riggs
“That was our friendship: equal parts irritation and cooperation.”
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Oliver Burkeman
“By the second day, the song lyrics had faded, but in their place came darker irritations. Gradually, I started to become aware of a young man sitting just behind me and to the left. I had noticed him when he first entered the mediation hall, and had felt a flash of annoyance at the time: something about him, especially his beard, had struck me as too calculatedly dishevelled, as if he were trying to make a statement. Now his audible breathing was starting to irritate me, too. It seemed studied, unnatural, somehow theatrical. My irritation slowly intensified - a reaction that struck me as entirely reasonable and proportionate at the time. It was all beginning to feel like a personal attack. How much contempt must the bearded meditator have for me, I seethed silently, deliberately to decide to ruin the serenity of my meditation by behaving so obnoxiously? Experienced retreat-goers, it turns out, have a term for this phenomenon. The call it 'vipassana vendetta'. In the stillness tiny irritations become magnified into full-blown hate campaigns; the mind is so conditioned to attaching to storylines that it seizes upon whatever's available. Being on retreat had temporarily separated me from all the real causes of distress in my life, and so, apparently, I was inventing new ones. As I shuffled to my narrow bed that evening, I was still smarting about the loud-breathing man. I did let go of the vendetta eventually - but only because I'd fallen into an exhausted and dreamless sleep”
Oliver Burkeman, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

Richard Matheson
“She sounded angry. That was the way she'd been as long as he'd known her. If she became ill, it irritated her. She was annoyed by sickness. She seemed to regard it as a personal affront.”
Richard Matheson, I Am Legend and Other Stories

John Lanchester
“That was the main thing wrong with Mrs. Kamal. She spent such an extraordinary amount of mental energy feeling irritated that it was impossible not to feel irritated in turn. It was oxygen to her, this low-grade dissatisfaction, shading into anger; this sense that things weren't being done correctly, that everything from the traffic noise at night to the temperature of the hot water in the morning to the progress of Mohammed's potty training to the fact that Fatima wasn't being taught to read Urdu, only English, to the fact that Rohinka served only two dishes at dinner the night of her arrival to the cost of the car insurance for the VW Sharan to the fact that Shahid didn't have a 'proper job' and seemed to have no intention of getting one, let alone a wife, to the unfriendliness of London, the fact that it was an 'impossible city,' to the ostentatious way she complained about missing Lahore, especially at dinner time, giving meaningful, sad, reproachful looks at the food Rohinka had cooked.”
John Lanchester, Capital

John Lanchester
“All the Kamals were fluent in irritation. They loved each other but were almost always annoyed by each other, in ways that were both generalised and existential (why is he like that?) and also highly specific (how hard is it to remember to put the top back on the yoghurt?).”
John Lanchester, Capital

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A thorough inspection of someone you believed to be loveable will send you back into your shell if all you saw in their life was all bullshit.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

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