Irony Of Life Quotes

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E.A. Bucchianeri
“’s just another one of those things I don’t understand: everyone impresses upon you how unique you are, encouraging you to cultivate your individuality while at the same time trying to squish you and everyone else into the same ridiculous mould. It’s an artist’s right to rebel against the world’s stupidity.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Mitch Albom
“But a desperate heart will seduce the mind.”
Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

Rachel Vincent
“My aunt and overprivileged cousin only recognize two states of being: glitter and grunge. And if you weren’t glitter, well, that only left one other option.”
Rachel Vincent, My Soul to Take

Ashim Shanker
“His hatred for all was so intense that it should extinguish the very love from which it was conceived. And thus, he ceased to feel. There was nothing further in which to believe that made the prospect of feeling worthwhile. Daily he woke up and cast downtrodden eyes upon the sea and he would say to himself with a hint of regret at his hitherto lack of indifference, 'All a dim illusion, was it? Surely it was foolish of me to think any of this had meaning.' He would then spend hours staring at the sky, wondering how best to pass the time if everything—even the sky itself— were for naught. He arrived at the conclusion that there was no best way to pass the time. The only way to deal with the illusion of time was to endure it, knowing full well, all the while, that one was truly enduring nothing at all. Unfortunately for him, this nihilistic resolution to dispassion didn’t suit him very well and he soon became extremely bored. Faced now with the choice between further boredom and further suffering, he impatiently chose the latter, sailing another few weeks along the coast , and then inland, before finally dropping anchor off the shores of the fishing village of Yami.”
Ashim Shanker, Only the Deplorable

Keith Caserta
“Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.”
Keith Caserta, Soul Searching

V.S. Naipaul
“And it was strange, I thought, that sorrow lasts and can make a man look forward to death, but the mood of victory fills a moment and then is over”
V S Naipaul

Terry Pratchett
“Then Carrot said, "It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness, captain. That's what they say."

"What?" Vimes' sudden rage was like a thunderclap. "Who says that? When has that ever been true? It's never been true! It's the kind of thing people without power say to make it all seem less bloody awful, but it's just words, it never makes any difference -”
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

Theodor Fontane
“Ein Optimist ist ein Mensch, der ein Dutzend Austern bestellt, in der Hoffnung, sie mit der Perle, die er darin findet, bezahlen zu können.”
Theodor Fontane

Núria Añó
“The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts.”
Núria Añó

Warren Ellis
“You think that drinking with a serial killer takes you into the midnight currents of the culture? I say bullshit. There's been twelve TV documentaries, three movies and eight books about me. I'm more popular than any of these designed-by-pedophile pop moppets littering the music television and the gossip columns. I've killed more people than Paris Hilton has desemenated, I was famous before she was here and I'll be famous after she's gone. I am the mainstream. I am, in fact, the only true rock star of the modern age. Every newspaper in America never fails to report on my comeback tours, and I get excellent reviews.”
Warren Ellis, Crooked Little Vein

Lewis Carroll
“If I had but the time and you had but the brain”
Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark

Quentin Crisp
“Without an element of vulgarity, no man can be a work of art...I have to try and think what an artist is, apart from a hooligan who cannot live within his income of praise.”
Quentin Crisp

Gary Inbinder
“To say "He was a young fool, and now he's an old fool" is to make a distinction without a difference.”
Gary Inbinder

My creation will be your destruction.
Pablo Hidalgo, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View

Dan Chaon
“It was disconcerting to live in a time in which accepting reality required a suspension of disbelief.”
Dan Chaon, Sleepwalk

Rohit Dharupta
“God is the master of timing. He bundles our wishes in such a manner that the moment a long-standing desire gets fulfilled, fresh desire manages to eclipse the joy.”
Rohit Dharupta, Order of the World

“Why are you expecting different answers by knocking at the same door?”
ASFM Flayman

John Joclebs Bassey
“No one knows tomorrow, yet everyone has plans for tomorrow.”
John Joclebs Bassey, Night of a Thousand Thoughts

B.S. Murthy
“What difference does a New Year make but for the change of the calendar”
B.S. Murthy, Benign Flame: Saga of Love

Edna Buchanan
“No, I work for the newspaper, the Miami News. The hip-hopper's stare was blank. "What channel?" The future of my chosen profession looked bleak.”
Edna Buchanan, Suitable for Framing

Edna Buchanan
“In the criminal justice system you see the worst people on their best behavior, unlike the civil system, where the best people behave at their worst.”
Edna Buchanan, Suitable for Framing

Patricia Cornwell
“Are you so goddamn sure of yourself that you're stupid? How can anyone so smart be so stupid?”
Patricia Cornwell, Blow Fly

Nancy Pickard
“...tall women of Swedish descent attract attention that's way out of proportion to our relative importance to the world.”
Nancy Pickard, Bum Steer

Lisa Gardner
“Most people would pull out their smartphones and Google away. Unfortunately, my job -- obsessively locating missing people -- doesn't pay at all, while my side hustle -- bartending part-time at the location of the moment -- doesn't pay well. The result is that my "smart" phone is an old flip phone with a limited data plan.”
Lisa Gardner, One Step Too Far

Kathy Reichs
“How's work?" I asked.

Mind-numbing. Isort crap, Xerox crap, research crap. Now and then I file crap at the courthouse. Those jaunts through the halls of justice really get the old adrenaline pumping.”
Kathy Reichs, Spider Bones

“The irony is that, not getting education in the schools of fascism does not necessarily make a person ignorant. Because the person who has not experienced fascism may keep his or her inherent virtue and morality preserved. But studying in the schools of fascism definitely dehumanizes most people, because these schools are set to work as training camps for murderers.

-To be tried as a Jew-”
Jeyhun Aliyev Silo

Mitta Xinindlu
“You gave me traumatic tears; but I laugh more than ever now — without you.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Anton Chekhov
“I was going mad, I was a megalomaniac, but on the other hand, I was cheerful, bright and even happy - I was interesting and original. Now I've become more sensible and sound, but on the other hand, I'm the same as everybody else: I'm a mediocrity, life bores me... Oh, you've been so cruel to me!”
Anton Chekhov, The Black Monk

Romain Gary
“I should’ve known it,” he groaned. “The moment you pick up a bare-assed stripper from the Crazy Horse, she’s bound to be religious.”
Romain Gary, The Gasp

Romain Gary
“You know, Chavez, what Kaiser Wilhelm said after he had caused the death of millions? He said: ’Ich habe das nicht gewollt.’ I didn’t want THIS to happen. A worthy epitaph for mankind.”
Romain Gary, The Gasp

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