Irritation Quotes

Quotes tagged as "irritation" (showing 1-30 of 40)
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

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

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

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

Amit Kalantri
“Anger gets you into trouble, ego keeps you in trouble.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Osho
“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.”
Osho

John Fowles
“A mixture, before the English, of irritation and bafflement, of having this same language, same past, so many same things, and yet not belonging to them any more. Being worse than rootless... speciesless.”
John Fowles, The Magus

Chögyam Trungpa
“Transcendental generosity is generally misunderstood in the study of the Buddhist scriptures as meaning being kind to someone who is lower than you.  Someone has this pain and suffering and you are in a superior position and can save them—which is a very simple-minded way of looking down on someone.  But in the case of the bodhisattva, generosity is not so callous.  It is something very strong and powerful; it is communication.
 
Communication must transcend irritation, otherwise it will be like trying to make a comfortable bed in a briar patch.  The penetrating qualities of external color, energy, and light will come toward us, penetrating our attempts to communicate like a thorn pricking our skin.  We will wish to subdue this intense irritation and our communication will be blocked.
 
Communication must be radiation and receiving and exchange.  Whenever irritation is involved, then we are not able to see properly and fully and clearly the spacious quality of that which is coming toward us, that which is presenting itself as communication.  The external world is immediately rejected by our irritation which says, “no, no, this irritates me, go away.”  Such an attitude is the complete opposite of transcendental generosity.
 
So the bodhisattva must experience the complete communication of generosity, transcending irritation and self-defensiveness.  Otherwise, when thorns threaten to prick us, we feel that we are being attacked, that we must defend ourselves.  We run away from the tremendous opportunity for communication that has been given to us, and we have not been brave enough even to look to the other shore of the river.  We are looking back and trying to run away.
 
Generosity is a willingness to give, to open without philosophical or pious or religious motives, just simply doing what is required at any moment in any situation, not being afraid to receive anything.  Opening could take place in the middle of a highway.  We are not afraid that smog and dust or people’s hatreds and passions will overwhelm us; we simply open, completely surrender, give.  This means that we do not judge, do not evaluate.  If we attempt to judge or evaluate our experience, if we try to decide to what extent we should open, to what extent we should remain closed, the openness will have no meaning at all and the idea of paramita, of transcendental generosity, will be in vain.  Our action will not transcend anything, will cease to be the act of a bodhisattva.
 
The whole implication of the idea of transcendence is that we see through the limited notions, the limited conceptions, the warfare mentality of this as opposed to that. Generally, when we look at an object, we do not allow ourselves to see it properly.  Automatically we see our version of the object instead of actually seeing the object as it is.  Then we are quite satisfied, because we have manufactured or own version of the thing within ourselves.   Then we comment on it, we judge, we take or reject; but there is on real communication going on at all.
 
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, p.167, Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche”
Chögyam Trungpa

“Every day with you is an adventure I never wanted. Like swimming naked through shards of glass.”
Brian Clevinger, 8-Bit Theater

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

“To some extent, it is almost blasphemous to think that insult, anger and irritation could be a positive force.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

“Your words are fire giants besieging the Asgard of my mind.”
Brian Clevinger, 8-Bit Theater

Jess Schira
“I’d be foolish if I didn’t return her interest.” He puffed out his chest. “And no one has ever called me a fool.”
Rosika’s jaw tightened. She rubbed her temples. “I’m giving it some serious consideration.”
Jess Schira

Osho
“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

“Is this going anywhere? I have some important "Not being in the same room as you" to get done.”
Brian Clevinger, 8-Bit Theater

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

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

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

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