Harsh Truth Quotes

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Neil Gaiman
“As sure as water's wet and days are long and a friend will always disappoint you in the end.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Dave Eggers
“If you don't want anyone to know about your existence, you might as well kill yourself. You're taking up space, air.”
Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

“We're walking with our eyes on everyone else, ignoring the screams that come from the people buried alive underneath our feet. Yet we say we're here for each other and say we care. And we hypocritically wonder why everyone is walking passed our own screams as though we don't do the same.”
Caitlyn Paige

Humayun Ahmed
“কঠিন মানসিক যন্ত্রণায় কাউকে দগ্ধ করার আনন্দের কাছে সব আনন্দই ফিকে।”
Humayun Ahmed, ময়ূরাক্ষী

Toni Morrison
“This soil is bad for certain kinds of flowers. Certain seeds it will not nurture, certain fruit it will not bear, and when the land kills of its own volition, we acquiesce and say the victim had no right to live. We are wrong, of course, but it doesn't matter. It's too late. At least on the edge of my town, among the garbage and the sunflowers of my town, it's much, much, much too late.”
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

Heena R. Pardeshi
“Sometimes my own darkness scares me.”
Heena Rathore P.

Sheryl Sandberg
“I'm sorry if this sounds harsh or surprises anyone, but this is where we are. If you want the outcome to be different, you will have to do something about it.”
Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Northern Adams
“Contrary to popular opinion or the escapist trends of society, false hope is in no way better than a harsh truth. A harsh truth is painful to accept, but there's healing at the end. False hope, on the other hand, is a very dangerous thing that offers no reward. Not immediately, nor with the passage of time. It never pays off.”
Northern Adams, Mickey and the Gargoyle

“Keeping secrets is a survival tactic.”
Kaede Lazares, Pathline

Aravind Adiga
“And our nation, though it has no drinking water, electricity, sewage system, public transportation, sense of hygiene, discipline, courtesy, or punctuality, does have entrepreneurs.”
Aravind Adiga

E.A. Bucchianeri
“I dispute the point that nuclear energy is 'clean' and 'cost-effective'. As I recall, when we first harnessed nuclear power it was to drop an atom bomb on a civilian population, not to save the environment. However, you must admit, the victors are never tried for war crimes.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Salman Aziz
“People are always busy in trying to manipulate and dominate others!”
Salman Aziz

Stewart Stafford
“Truth is only harsh if you're unable to face it.”
Stewart Stafford

Alice  Walsh
“Emotional exhibitionism is one block away from whoring for attention.”
Alice Walsh, A Poker Game of Love

“There was no better way to sell a lie, she knew, than to sprinkle it with truth.”
Kaede Lazares

“We all lie, we all keep secrets.”
Kaede Lazares, Pathline

Jiddu Krishnamurti
“We have sentiment; we have emotionality, sensuality, sexuality; we have remembrances of something which we have thought as love. But actually, brutally, we have no love.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Joe Hill
“But it turned out life was more like the kind of song the Stones wrote: you didn't get any satisfaction, you took one hit to the body after another, if you were a woman you were a bitch who belonged under someone's thumb, and if you wanted mother's little helper from your dear doctor you better have the silver, take it or leave it, and don't come crying for sympathy, that was just for the devil.”
Joe Hill

Stewart Stafford
“Honest people will always be hated, not because they are incorrect (they may be exactly right), but because some loathe truth and its agents.”
Stewart Stafford

Lindsey-Anne Pontes
“We live in such a messed-up world where going to school and getting a job is mandatory, but living is not.”
Lindsey-Anne Pontes, Let Me Save You

Alice  Walsh
“ [...] all women want to be objectified.”
Alice Walsh, A Poker Game of Love

Alice  Walsh
“All women like to think they‟re special. Even the ones that aren‟t.”
Alice Walsh, A Poker Game of Love

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Truth and Wisdom are always attractive and beautiful even when they are not attractive and beautiful, or mankind would not be seeking them so much despite the harsh reality they portrayed at times.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly

“Look around you. These buildings, cars, trees, people - everything is made up of ice, even human emotions, and feelings. You know one day when the sun will rise high, all this is going to melt. But then you make sure not to drown in this town. You must gather your things and go in search of another town. To another ice town. But remember, wherever you go, it will always be an ice town. And the thing about ice is its meant to melt.”
Akash Rathod, Ice Town

Lindsey-Anne Pontes
“Don’t let things drag on longer than they should. Before you know it, it’ll be too late and you’ll be full of regret.”
Lindsey-Anne Pontes, Let Me Save You

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Sadly, how often did mankind heed a warning? Gadflies are often swatted unmercifully.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly

DRTao
“People invest in stocks based on their statistics over the years to have a higher probability on their side. Due to this anomaly, most of the people around you lead a similar life, they grow up under the leadership of their parents, work hard to achieve their predictable goals, get a good job, attain stability over the years, get married, grow old and the same trend gets kicked off with their offsprings.”
DRTao, Break Them All!!: A Modern Era Awakening!

Lindsey-Anne Pontes
“We call them ‘best friends,’ but the moment they do something we don’t like, we demote them from their position.”
Lindsey-Anne Pontes, Let Me Save You

Germany Kent
“If somebody changes their tone about you it generally means that they have discovered or uncovered a truth about you that makes them not want to deal with you.”
Germany Kent

Germany Kent
“You can never do enough or be enough for somebody with a huge void because the problem is not with you, the problem lies with them.”
Germany Kent

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