Irritation Quotes

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Dorothy Parker
“Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, can be prolonged to the point where it ceases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.”
Dorothy Parker

Tamora Pierce
“Goodwin scowled at her cup. "With all due respect, my lord, I hate it when you make sense.”
Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

“That was our friendship: equal parts irritation and cooperation.”
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Whoopi Goldberg
“I don't have pet peeves like some people. I have whole kennels of irritation.”
Whoopi Goldberg

Neil Gaiman
“Daisy looked up at him with the kind of expression that Jesus might have given someone who had just explained that he was probably allergic to bread and fishes, so could He possibly do him a quick chicken salad...”
Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

Lev Grossman
“By now he had learned enough to know that when he was getting annoyed at somebody else, it was usually because there was something that he himself should be doing, and he wasn't doing it.”
Lev Grossman, The Magician King

Shannon L. Alder
“Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books.”
Shannon L. Alder

Steve Maraboli
“What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.”
Steve Maraboli

Toba Beta
“If you feel irritated or threatened by others' beliefs,
it's a sign that you're experiencing crisis of confidence.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A thorough inspection of someone you believed to be loveable will send you back into your shell if all you saw in their life was all bullshit.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Roland Barthes
“Like love, mourning affects the world—and the worldly—with unreality, with importunity. I resist the world, I suffer from what it demands of me, from its demands. The world increases my sadness, my dryness, my confusion, my irritation, etc. The world depresses me.”
Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary

“Whenever you feel that someone is angry or someone has collided with you, you always think that he is responsible. This is how ignorance concludes, interprets. Ignorance always says, ”The other is responsible.” Wisdom always says, ”If somebody is responsible, then I am responsible, and the only way not to collide is not to be.”
”I am responsible” doesn’t mean, ”I am doing something, that is why they are angry.” That is not the question. You may not be doing anything, but just your being there is enough for people to get angry. The question is not whether you are doing good or bad. The question is that you are there.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“To most human beings, wind is an irritation. To most trees, wind is a song.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Pema Chödrön
“So, along with clear seeing, there’s another important element, and that’s kindness. It seems that, without clarity and honesty, we don’t progress. We just stay stuck in the same vicious cycle. But honesty without kindness makes us feel grim and mean, and pretty soon we start looking like we’ve been sucking on lemons. We become so caught up in introspection that we lose any contentment or gratitude we might have had. The sense of being irritated by ourselves and our lives and other people’s idiosyncrasies becomes overwhelming. That’s why there’s so much emphasis on kindness.”
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Nella Larsen
“She was herself unconscious of that faint hint of offishness which hung about her and repelled advances, an arrogance that stirred in people a peculiar irritation. They noticed her, admired her clothes, but that was all, for the self-sufficient uninterested manner adopted instinctively as a protective measure for her acute sensitiveness, in her child days, still clung to her.”
Nella Larsen, The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and the Stories

Aminah Mae Safi
“She thought that irritation is sometimes the most honest way of expressing love.”
Aminah Mae Safi, Not the Girls You're Looking For

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Trying to please everybody is what you'll soon get tired of, because as time goes on, those you're pleasing will get tired of you.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Roland Barthes
“Suffering; impossibility of being comfortable anywhere; oppression, irritations and remorse one after the next, everything under the sign "wretchedness of man," used by Pascal.”
Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary

Lindsay C. Gibson
“The sooner temper shows up in a relationship, the worse the implications. Most people are on their best behavior early in a relationship, so be wary of people who display irritability early on. It can indicate both brittleness and a sense of entitlement, not to mention disrespect. People who have a short fuse and expect that life should go according to their wishes don't make for good company. If you find yourself reflexively stepping in to soothe someone's anger, watch out.”
Lindsay C. Gibson, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

“You go in the crowd and you mix, but no one knows that a buddha has entered the crowd. No one comes to feel that somebody is different, because if someone feels it then there is bound to be anger and calamity. Whenever someone feels that you are somebody, his own anger, his own ego is hurt. He starts reacting, he starts attacking you.”
Osho, The Empty Boat: Talks on the Sayings of Chuang Tzu

Chris Manion
“Situations that provide no easy or unobtrusive escape, frustrate me. I was doubly irritated because I'd put myself in this one.”
Chris Manion, God's Patient Pursuit of My Soul

Louise Glück
“Watching you

stare into space in the tidy
rows of the vegetable garden, ostensibly
working hard while actually
doing the worst job possible, I think

you are a small irritating purple thing
and I would like to see you walk off the face of the earth
because you are all that's wrong with my life
and I need you and I claim you.”
Louise Glück, Meadowlands

Sinclair Lewis
“They were brave and romantic, tragic and distinguished, and Doremus became a little sick of them all and of the final brutality of fact that no normal man can very long endure another's tragedy, and that friendly weeping will some day turn to irritated kicking.”
Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen Here

Louise Erdrich
“And although the mourners well hid their irritation, it was inevitable that there were some who were impatient. "If you are dead, stay dead," someone muttered.”
Louise Erdrich, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

“If whatever I write hurts you, Congrats, you have reached an awesome level of meaning and understanding else if whatever I write irritates you, All the Best, you are yet to reach a primary level of knowing and meaning”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“You are sometimes the person who someone who seems, to you, to feel like killing themselves, feels like killing.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Santosh    Kumar
“Everything that irritates you about me can lead you to an understanding, am i correct? Try to understand met.”
Santosh Kumar (San)

“A gorgeous iridescent pearl forms inside an oyster when it is irritated. If you’re always running away from what irritates you, how will your gorgeous iridescent self form?”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Sy Montgomery
“I had rooted for Godzilla and King Kong instead of for the people trying to kill them. ... Nobody likes to be awakened from slumber by a nuclear explosion”
Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

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