Quotes About Social Life

Quotes tagged as "social-life" (showing 1-30 of 30)
“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it."

(Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767)”

C.S. Lewis
“Even in social life, you will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you're making.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Agatha Christie
“Authors were shy, unsociable creatures, atoning for their lack of social aptitude by inventing their own companions and conversations.”
Agatha Christie, Mrs. McGinty's Dead

B.R. Ambedkar
“My definition of democracy is -
A form and a method of Government whereby revolutionary changes in the social life are brought about without bloodshed.
That is the real test. It is perhaps the severest test. But when you are judging the quality of the material you must put it to the severest test.”
B.R. Ambedkar, Writings And Speeches: A Ready Reference Manual

Michael Bassey Johnson
“There is no medicine that can ignite the bond of love. Friendship is compulsory, love comes around when friendship ripes, and sex is a matter of choice.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Ernst Jünger
“The anarch knows the rules. He has studied them as a historian and goes along with them as a contemporary. Wherever possible, he plays his own game within their framework; this makes the fewest waves.”
Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil

Gemma Burgess
“The best thing about a busy social life? It helps you avoid reality.”
Gemma Burgess

Farahad Zama
“Oh, Vasu. People always talk; you have to learn to ignore them.”
Farahad Zama, Not All Marriages are Made in Heaven

Eileen Rendahl
“No boyfriend," I said, perhaps a little too quickly. Have I mentioned my total lack of social life? Having a dream about Alex last night was the closest thing I'd had to a date in months and that was only a dream and it was about a guy who was undead. Admittedly very sexy, but still completely undead. Although I have heard that vampire sex is supposed to be pretty damn good.”
Eileen Rendahl, Don't Kill The Messenger

Human Angels
“I am careful
with whom I spend my time.
I surround myself only
with those who encourage
and uplift me.”
Human Angels, 365 Mantras for today

Alain de Botton
“To a shameful extent, the charm of marriage boils down to how unpleasant it is to be alone. This isn’t necessarily our fault as individuals. Society as a whole appears determined to render the single state as nettlesome and depressing as possible: once the freewheeling days of school and university are over, company and warmth become dispiritingly hard to find; social life starts to revolve oppressively around couples; there’s no one left to call or hang out with. It’s hardly surprising, then, if when we find someone halfway decent, we might cling.”
Alain de Botton, The Course of Love

“The use of tobacco is one of the most evident of all the retrograde influences of our time. It invades all classes, destroys social life, and is turning, in the words of Mantegazza, the whole of Europe into a cigar divan.”
Charles R. Drysdale

Malcolm Cowley
“The late 1920s were an age of islands, real and metaphorical. They were an age when Americans by thousands and tens of thousands were scheming to take the next boat for the South Seas or the West Indies, or better still for Paris, from which they could scatter to Majorca, Corsica, Capri or the isles of Greece. Paris itself was a modern city that seemed islanded in the past, and there were island countries, like Mexico, where Americans could feel that they had escaped from everything that oppressed them in a business civilization. Or without leaving home they could build themselves private islands of art or philosophy; or else - and this was a frequent solution - they could create social islands in the shadow of the skyscrapers, groups of close friends among whom they could live as unconstrainedly as in a Polynesian valley, live without moral scruples or modern conveniences, live in the pure moment, live gaily on gin and love and two lamb chops broiled over a coal fire in the grate. That was part of the Greenwich Village idea, and soon it was being copied in Boston, San Francisco, everywhere.”
Malcolm Cowley, Exile's Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s

Stefan Zweig
“She could be lively only in the midst of life; in isolation she dwindled to a shadow.”
Stefan Zweig, The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig

M.H. Rakib
“Actually, all the life we keep deceiving eachother. Because, life is too short to hate someone.”
M.H. Rakib, The Cavalier

“Inside every group, he decides, there are more groups. Circles within circles, and inside of those, more circles still, all of them infinitely divisible. You could spend your whole life wondering which ones you're in and which ones you're not and which ones really want you and which ones are holes that have no bottom.”
Thomas Pierce, Hall of Small Mammals: Stories

Munia Khan
“A prisoner should know that there are thousands of imprisoned freemen living in this world…jailed in their own society, handcuffed by duties..”
Munia Khan

Ashley Poston
“I suck at being social. I think one thing and my mouth says something completely different, like I'm possessed. By a whole lot of stupid.”
Ashley Poston, Geekerella

Martin Guevara Urbina
“After centuries of marginalization and neglect, we need to cast our own movements, projects, and ideas as a battle for relevancy in the face of historical manipulation, exploitation, and oppression. We need to fight, tooth and nail, for equity in all areas of social life. One point to make clear, ethnic and racial minorities are not looking for scraps or a handout from the old paternalistic system but an equitable, stable, and leveled playing field.”
Martin Guevara Urbina, Twenty-first Century Dynamics of Multiculturalism: Beyond Post-racial America

Lisa Bedrick
“Some people only go to church for the social life. They like having all the friends in church or getting the praises of men by doing certain things, but they don’t go there to actually worship God. They go there so others can worship THEM instead.”
Lisa Bedrick, On the Charismatic Movement

Sol Luckman
“I should think a dead language would be rather boring, socially
Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

Adele          Rose
“Clearly, she hadn’t heard of the two words ‘social’ and ‘life’.”
Adele Rose, Possession: Book Two

Eric C. Sinoway
“Howard [Stevenson] smiled impishly, as if he'd lured me into a trap on the chessboard—a trap he now sprung. “Ah, yes, all his social activities, his community engagement, his golf… On the surface, sure, his life looks well-rounded—three dimensional, if you will. But I’d be willing to bet a platterful of roast beef sandwiches that his life was in fact, ‘pseudo three-D’...[A]ll of if was—whether he knew it or not—part of his strategy for pursuing financial success, not distinct elements of a well-rounded life. An extension of one dimension that appears to be multifaceted—three dimensional—but really isn’t, Pseudo three-D.”
Eric C. Sinoway, Howard's Gift: Uncommon Wisdom to Inspire Your Life's Work

Carrie Fisher
“In the last few years I've become an accepted eccentric at best, and a fuckup at worst. I feel like I'll let people down if I take away the behavior they've grown accustomed to disapproving of. They try to discipline me, I refuse to be disciplined. They object, I'm objectionable. We all know exactly what to do.”
Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge

Sōseki Natsume
“That Seigo could go into geisha houses, accept luncheon invitations, drop in at the Club, see people off at Shimabashi, meet them at Yokohama, run out to Oiso to humor the elders—that he could put in his appearance at large gatherings from morning to evening without seeming either triumphant or dejected—this must be because he was thoroughly accustomed to this kind of life, thought Daisuke; it was probably like the jellyfish's floating in the sea and not finding it salty.”
Sōseki Natsume, And Then

M.H. Rakib
“کِسی شخص سے محظ اس بنیاد پرنفرت کرنا کہ وہ آپ جیسانہیں سوچتا، اوّل درجے کی بیوقوفی یے”
M.H. Rakib

“Always take responsibility for the social life of the people”
Sunday Adelaja

“Ms Roache's been marred by politics and she doesn't realize it. Luckily, there's much more to life and to friendship than one's party affiliation. Arts, sports, food are just some of the nobler interests we may share with people. Often, the only thing we share with someone is experiences, or "history" — those are, in a sense, our deepest friendships.
Politics already affects my affairs much more extensively than I'd be willing to allow. I refuse to let it take over my social life as well.”
Massimiliano Trovato

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