Distress Quotes

Quotes tagged as "distress" (showing 1-30 of 119)
Marcus Aurelius
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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

Crystal Woods
“The moment you realize that life will hurt more than your death. While existing, we're forced to become acquainted with sadness. There's no antibiotic for the ridding of distress, and no alleviation of these intervals of pain we must encounter. Behind our eyes, are all these things: our stories, our dreams, our deficiencies, and our scars. Today would leave a scar.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading

Stephen King
“It was really amazing the number of hard hits from which a mind could recover.”
Stephen King, Full Dark, No Stars

John Marmysz
“Despite its successes, in the end, philosophical thinking always falls short of its real goal. It involves both the wonder of aspiring toward the Truth and the distress of falling short of that Truth. In this way, philosophy can be characterized as wondrous distress.”
John Marmysz, The Path of Philosophy: Truth, Wonder, and Distress

Alain de Botton
“Distress at losing an object can be as much a frustration at the intellectual mystery of the disappearance as about the loss itself.”
Alain de Botton

William Shakespeare
“O all you host of heaven! O earth! What else?
And shall I couple Hell?”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Henry Fielding
“To see a Woman you love in Distress; to be unable to relieve her, and at the same Time to reflect that you have brought her into this Situation, is, perhaps, a Curse of which no Imagination can represent the Horrors to those who have not felt it.”
Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Ann Brashares
“His distress and pleasure mixed and married, giving birth to several anxious children.”
Ann Brashares, The Last Summer

Mango Wodzak
“Everyone suffers, we're all caught in a vicious circle of anguish and distress, passed on from abused generation to abused generation. The only way out is to recognise the abuse, and step away from it.”
Mango Wodzak, The Eden Fruitarian Guidebook

Edward St. Aubyn
“Why was he in this state? Or perhaps the question was why had he not always been in this state? Why had he not always found life so disturbing and so poignant?”
Edward St. Aubyn, Dunbar

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I have faced many moments of despair, thank God who relieved me from distress.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The main recipients of injustice in any society are the afflicted the distressed and the troubled one, both in soul and in body.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Don't be your own devil.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“God afflicts people for a reason”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Thank God, who delivered us from great death, the doom of distress.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Sadness grieves the spirit. But sorrow refines soul.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Distress is fearful gloom.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Distress is deep darkness.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Whoever doubt is in state of delusion.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Despair leads to distress.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Dancing dismiss distress.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If you dance daily, you shall expel any seed of distress in thy soul.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Who shall deliver us in times of distress, only the Divine Being.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Discouragement is root of distress.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Wanting too much sex and being obsessed with it is usually a sign of distress (or immaturity), not necessarily of passion. Passion wants to have a deeper connection while obsession just wants to have more action.”
Lebo Grand, Sensual Lifestyle

“She had come to analysis because she was, as she put it, “ruining her children.” ... “But you are so frustrating,” she said. “I want you to take something away from me, and you keep giving it back.” And what, I asked, was that “something” she wanted to give away? “The pain. The crazy,” she said. She said there was a little shrine, somewhere in the north of Brazil. The land was dry, the town impossibly poor, but people would travel for hundreds of miles to get there, to leave candles, gifts, and ex- voto offerings thanking the saint for answered prayers, for healing, for having rescued them from distress. “I bring you my worries. I bring you my tears. I bring you the dreams I have. I want to leave them here. I want to hang them on your wall and return home healed. But everything I give to you, you give back. You say, like you just said, ‘What is this “something” you want to give away?’ ” Years later I looked it up, the shrine. There were many like the one my Brazilian patient had described. One of them was a kind of cave or grotto, where pilgrims would leave little body parts carved from wood or wax: a foot, a breast, a head. From time to time the priest collected the wax objects and melted them down, making candles to be sold to other pilgrims. The walls and ceiling of the shrine were black with candle smoke and crowded with these suspended offerings. I think now that my Brazilian patient managed at least to give that away, the conjured image of a blackened shrine, hung with a jumble of body parts. I think that in the soul of each psychoanalyst such a place must exist, in spite of what we profess about our neutrality, our professional detachment. Perhaps something of what we receive can be melted down and sold back as candlelight— our costly illuminations— but other elements remain just as they appeared, the dreams nailed to the walls, the abandoned hearts and limbs, the soot of inextinguishable longing.”
DeSales Harrison, The Waters & The Wild

“They do not deserve you, if they desert you in times of distress.”
Gift Gugu Mona

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The present isn’t more capable of causing mental pain than the past or the future.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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