Dismay Quotes

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Simona Panova
“Oh, he did look like a deity – the perfect balance of danger and charm, he was at the same time fascinating and inaccessible, distant because of his demonstrated flawlessness, and possessing such strength of character that he was dismaying and at the same time utterly attractive in an enticing and forbidden way.”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Stephen Levine
“If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay. (48)”
Stephen Levine, A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

Tatiana de Rosnay
“I wanted to cry, but the tears did not come.”
Tatiana de Rosnay, Sarah's Key

Anthony Liccione
“Silent as a flower, her face fell in dismay, aware that the ghost of lust ate and left, sensing that there was a different scent of perfume consuming the room, and that she had numbered and counted the he loves me, he loves me not of each petal, where the lifeless dust had settle.”
Anthony Liccione

Debasish Mridha
“A writer draws a road map where readers walks with their love, joy, anger, tears, and dismay. Every story, every poem, has different meanings for every reader.”
Debasish Mridha

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Discouragement is like a scorpion in your shoe; it takes courage to toss it out so you can move on.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Sometimes giving up feels like the easiest thing to do.
But then the easiest thing has never produced more than a garden full of weeds.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Ari Marmell
“I felt like I’d just discovered my last big glass of milk had actually come from a bull.”
Ari Marmell, Hallow Point

Henry James
“The great fact all the while however had been the incalculability; since he had supposed himself, from decade to decade, to be allowing, and in the most liberal and intelligent manner, for brilliancy of change. He actually saw that he *had* allowed for nothing; he missed what he would have been sure of finding, he found what he would never have imagined. Proportions and values were upside-down; the ugly things he had expected, the ugly things of his far away youth, when he had too promptly waked up to a sense of the ugly--these uncanny phenomena placed him rather, as it happened, under the charm; whereas the 'swagger' things, the modern, the monstrous, the famous things, those he had more particularly, like thousands of ingenuous enquirers every year, come over to see, were exactly his sources of dismay. They were as so many set traps for displeasure, above all for reaction, of which his restless tread was constantly pressing the spring. It was interesting, doubtless, the whole show, but it would have been too disconcerting hadn't a certain finer truth saved the situation. He had distinctly not, in this steadier light, come over *all* for the monstrosities; he had come, not only in the last analysis but quite on the face of the act, under an impulse with which they had nothing to do. ("The Jolly Corner")”
Henry James, Complete Stories 1892–1898

Kelly Thompson
“I sit back and try to think. I've been discovering, much to my dismay, that I'm not a criminal mastermind or anything. I'm just brute force and my powers in no way include super-intelligence, which kind of pisses me off.”
Kelly Thompson, The Girl Who Would Be King

Neil Bartlett
“Imagine your body becoming that of a stranger. Imagine the sensation of it being not yours, as you discover what it feels like to do this, or to have this happen to you, for the very first time. Imagine it happening with sickening slowness, or with shocking speed, that discovery.

And then imagine knowing it has come too late.”
Neil Bartlett, Skin Lane