Distress Quotes

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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

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

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

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

Mark Z. Danielewski
“Just a glance at the ragged mess around her fingernails communicated more than the lenghiest essays on the nature of distress.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, One Rainy Day in May

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

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

Munia Khan
“We are never devoid of distresses; our peace of mind depends
on our heart’s way of accepting the strife”
Munia Khan

Ron Baratono
“The person who tries to place you in the darkness they live in has reached full blown distress. This is the saddest part of their situation. They are about to give up. Instead of reaching for help, they reach for company so they’re not alone.”
Ron Baratono

“I would like -
To read the pages of your book
By the echoes of the sea
And relearn how to live
Of all that is dear to me

I would like -
To build a fortress
Of trees and sand
And say to my distress
'You can heal again.”
Emmanuelle Soni-Dessaigne

Iris Murdoch
“Desperate for help, living his life now as a hideous dream, he had told nobody.”
Iris Murdoch, Henry and Cato

“There are many types of teachable moments in life. Contentment is not always the most fertile ground to garner self-knowledge. At times, bitter memories can force us to change and teach us to avoid duplicating past conduct that led to regret and remorse. The greater the degree of anxiety that we assign to periods of uncertainty and distress the less likely we will resort to duplicating these problematic experiences in the future.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Confucius
“The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.”
Confucius

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

“In the midst of adversity and great distress, the solution I always found was to go on living.”
Marty Rubin

Iris Murdoch
“Ludens was continually aware of his father's distress.”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“A pressed person is obsessed with passion. He is blessed when impressed with an opportunity to express himself; if otherwise he gets messed up in distress.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Steven Magee
“The disabled of America are in serious distress.”
Steven Magee

Lailah Gifty Akita
“God deliver the world from distress.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Alexei Bayer
“Lennys problem was that he was highly susceptible to female beauty. Particularly if that beauty was in distress.
The Samovar Murders.
pg 19”
Alexei Bayer

Steven Magee
“The USA is a country in distress.”
Steven Magee

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Turn your distress into dancing.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Loneliness is not the condition of just being alone. A more accurate definition, according to the Washington Post, 'is the distress people feel when reality fails to meet their ideal of social relationships.”
Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

Steven Magee
“While I do not advocate burning the flag, I do encourage displaying it upside down as a symbol of a nation in distress.”
Steven Magee

Philippa Gregory
“At the thought of her death I felt a confusing pang of genuine distress mixed with elation”
Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl

John M. Sheehan
“When our focus is on property and possession, we are subject to panic, heartbreak, and distress.”
John M. Sheehan

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A sound of distress anywhere is calling for my attention”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

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