Disturbing Quotes

Quotes tagged as "disturbing" (showing 1-30 of 50)
Nicholas Sparks
“If some lives form a perfect circle, other take shape in ways we cannot predict or always understand. Loss has been part of my journey. But it has also shown me what is precious. So has love for which I can only be grateful.”
Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

Bret Easton Ellis
“Disappear Here.
The syringe fills with blood.
You're a beautiful boy and that's all that matters.
Wonder if he's for sale.
People are afraid to merge. To merge.”
Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero

“We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.”
John R.W. Stott

Augusten Burroughs
“He continues to smile expectantly. I take a step back. I don't want to catch whatever he has. He is a disturbing out-of-uniform Santa.”
Augusten Burroughs

Nenia Campbell
“You don't think I could bring myself to mark your lovely skin? I'll take my knife to you, if that's the case. I'll carve my name in your breast so that every beat of your heart will remind you that you are mine—and mine alone. Because blood is binding, and because I would rather see you destroyed than see you free or in the possession of another, so I suggest you not try me, or you will suffer as no earthly creature has.” He slammed her back against the wall. “Or ever will. But that is a suggestion, and one you are free to disregard at your own peril. But you are are going to answer my question.”
Nenia Campbell, Terrorscape

“We are sometimes astounded by the behavior of emotional outlaws, as they act in line with their own standards, but proceed like bulls-in-a-china-shop, create one heck of a mess in their living environment and bring about shocking disturbing dissensions, ever since their inner construction clashes with our emotional architecture. (“Disruption”)”
Erik Pevernagie

“A piece of art comes to life, when we can feel, it is breathing, when it talks to us and starts raising questions. It may dispel biased perceptions; make us recognize ignored fragments and remember forsaken episodes of our life story. Art may sometimes even be nasty and disturbing, if we don’t want to consent to its philosophy or concept, but it might, in the end, perhaps reconcile us with ourselves. ("When is Art?")”
Erik Pevernagie

Rebecca McNutt
“Mandy would much rather have imaginary friends who were real than real friends who were imaginary.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Only courageous hearts can endure the bitterness of truth.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

Nenia Campbell
“We're all hunters in my family, you know. Deer, ducks…damsels.”
Nenia Campbell, Terrorscape

Shannon L. Alder
“You can't fight mental health bias if you label people based on a lists of symptoms and you have no medical degree to diagnose people. We all have crazy running through our blood and so many things trigger that. We all struggle with our anxiety and twisted issues. Defamation of character is not kind, nor Christlike. Because when you label people with self righteous vindication you open the door to the very idea that self righteousness is itself a disorder that we should all be afraid of. This doorway when left open too long gets people to pull away from Christ, not run to him.”
Shannon L. Alder

“You don’t stare the devil in the eyes and come out without some of his sin. You can’t beat the devil without becoming like him.”
Nina G Jones

David Guterson
“He had seen the insides of jaggedly ripped-open dead people. He knew, for instance, what brains looked like spilling out of somebody's head. In the context of this, much of what went on in normal life seemed wholly and disturbingly ridiculous.”
David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars

Noorilhuda
“Aurora, you're a child, live like one, don't act like one. Enjoy the innocence, dump the immaturity.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“Even in death, her mother was winning.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

John Fowles
“I have not made up my mind about Marian (another M! I heard the supervisor call her name), this time it won't be love, it would just be for the interest of the thing . . . and the clothes would fit. Of course I would make it clear from the start who's boss and what I expect . . . but it is still just an idea.”
John Fowles

William S. Burroughs
“The boy looks into Mugwump eyes blank as obsidian mirrors, pools of black blood, glory holes in a toilet wall closing on the Last Erection.”
William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

Rebecca McNutt
“These days we have Smartphones, Smartcars, Smartboards, Smarteverything, but consider this: if technology is getting smarter, does that mean humans are getting dumber?”
Rebecca McNutt

Noorilhuda
“If you can get to be you, why can't I get to be me?”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“She had to save herself from every last one of them. All of them, the people at the orphanage, the foster care system, the middle school, they were all outsiders and strangers and a possible threat.....The counselor couldn't prove otherwise.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“He also knew the language of The Klingons, but the army had no use for it.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“The list of lifesavers left him numb, clueless - the action, indifferent.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“He wrote to his father every day. His platoon called his dad a girlfriend.”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

“It's the sketch Edward did of me before he went away, the one he said was fine but didn't want to keep. It's as if he's drawn me not once but twice. In the main drawing I have my head turned to the right. It's so detailed, you can see the tautness of my neck muscles and the arch of my clavicle. But underneath or over that there's a second drawing, barely more than a few jagged, suggestive lines, done with a surprising energy and violence: my head turned the other way, my mouth open in a kind of snarl. The two heads pointing in opposite directions give the drawing a disturbing sense of movement.

Which one's the pentimento, and which the finished thing? And why did Edward say there was nothing wrong with it? Did he not want me to see this double image for some reason?”
J.P. Delaney, The Girl Before

“So full. Full of lobster meat and the sadness of the lobster meat. Full of the feeling of having cracked hundreds upon hundreds of precious shells. Full of the sound and the sight of destruction, the lobsters dead in a pile, some of them with lipstick marks on their empty husks. Their voices piled up on one another. I felt a whispering coming from deep within my belly, the voices not yet at rest, and they said in a tone sympathetic and unsympathetic at the same time, Next Next Next. 'Well,' I said, 'what do we do next?' 'Lobster dinner?' he asked, chuckling a little as if I ought to be chuckling with him as well.”
Alexandra Kleeman, Intimations: Stories

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“You can't rock the boat & act like you were just trying to put a baby to sleep.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

Noorilhuda
“What I've always taken away from his words is the sense that we all have something that confines us, that seeks to define us, label us, belittling us in the process, shortchanging our potential. Can it be that that is our sanctuary, our refuge, our way to liberty?”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Noorilhuda
“I ask you, what would you do if you could erase one bad memory and retain all that was beautiful in your life? Would you not move heaven and earth - and get loads of therapy - to have that?”
Noorilhuda, Catharsis

Zøe Haslie
“Disturbingly enough, his daughter reminded him only too much of himself.”
Zøe Haslie, Just For A While

Zøe Haslie
“This is my favorite part," Misha finally whispered, when the Ferris Wheel reached the highest point and stopped there for a few seconds. "Reaching the peak, it gives you perspective, doesn't it? Backwards is the past, and the future lies ahead. And the only choice we have is to head that way. How disturbing is that?”
Zøe Haslie, Just For A While

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