Quotes About Trouble

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Katie McGarry
“I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.”
Katie McGarry, Take Me On

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

Rick Riordan
“My name is Percy Jackson.
I'm twelve years old. Until a few months ago, I was a boarding student at Yancy Academy, a private school for troubled kids in upstate New York.
Am I a troubled kid?
Yeah. You could say that.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Ernest Hemingway
“I didn't want to kiss you goodbye — that was the trouble — I wanted to kiss you good night — and there's a lot of difference.”
Ernest Hemingway

Lev Grossman
“I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began.”
Lev Grossman, The Magicians

James Patterson
“I don't damsel well. Distress, I can do. Damseling? Not so much.”
James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

Cormac McCarthy
“If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Israelmore Ayivor
“Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Nora Ephron
“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women."

[Commencement Address, Wellesley College, 1996]”
Nora Ephron

Holly Black
“No trouble ever got fixed late at night," he said. "Midnight is for regrets.”
Holly Black, Red Glove

Tamora Pierce
“You're more trouble than you're worth."
"I'm a girl. That's my job.”
Tamora Pierce, Street Magic

Benjamin Franklin
“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.”
Benjamin Franklin

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Robert A. Heinlein
“A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Jonathan Anthony Burkett
“You know my name, not my story. You've heard what I've done, but not what I've been through.”
Jonathan Anthony Burkett, Neglected But Undefeated

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air;
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go;
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all,—
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life’s gall.

Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a large and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain. ”
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

D.J. MacHale
“Whenever you look back and say "if" you know you're in trouble. There is no such thing as "if". The only thing that matters is what really happened.”
D.J. MacHale, The Merchant of Death

Patricia Briggs
“Let's save tomorrow's troubles for tomorrow.”
Patricia Briggs, Raven's Shadow

Douglas Adams
“The trouble with most forms of transport, he thought, is basically one of them not being worth all the bother. On Earth — when there had been an Earth, before it was demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass — the problem had been with cars. The disadvantages involved in pulling lots of black sticky slime from out of the ground where it had been safely hidden out of harm's way, turning it into tar to cover the land with, smoke to fill the air with and pouring the rest into the sea, all seemed to outweigh the advantages of being able to get more quickly from one place to another — particularly when the place you arrived at had probably become, as a result of this, very similar to the place you had left, i.e. covered with tar, full of smoke and short of fish.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Eoin Colfer
“I hear that you were on a date with Trouble Kelp. Are you two planning on building a bivouac any time soon?”
Eoin Colfer, The Atlantis Complex

Victoria Schwab
Looking for trouble, he'd say. You're gonna look til you find it.
Trouble is the looker, she'd answer. It keeps looking till it finds you. Might as well find it first.
Why do you want to die?
I don't, she'd say. I just want to live.
Victoria Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic

Criss Jami
“Tell me that the purpose of life is to have fun, and without a care in the world I'll begin wreaking havoc on everything I pass. Now that's what I call pure, honest fun.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Catherynne M. Valente
“This is what comes of having a heart, even a very small and young one. It causes no end of trouble, and that’s the truth.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Ann Landers
“Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it quarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.”
Ann Landers

Rick Riordan
“No, no, I never mess around.”
Rick Riordan

Simone Elkeles
“Want to get in trouble with me, Carlos?”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Ian Fleming
“It was the short men that caused all the trouble in the world.”
Ian Fleming, Goldfinger

Shirley Hughes
“Waddya want me to do? through my sling shot at him?”
Shirley Hughes

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