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

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

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

“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

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: October 26, 1977–September 15, 1979

“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

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

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

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: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents

Luis Alberto Urrea
“That irked the crap out of him, but maybe that's just what happens when you get old. Everything's so damned irksome.”
Luis Alberto Urrea, The Water Museum

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)

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

Blaise Pascal
“We are so unhappy that we can only enjoy something which we should be annoyed to see go wrong, and that can and does constantly happen to thousands of things. Anyone who found the secret of rejoicing when things go well without being annoyed when they go badly would have found the point. It is perpetual motion.”
Blaise Pascal, Pensées

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
“E poi quando si è con Tancredi ci si può forse irritare qualche volta, ma non ci si annoia mai; e
questo è molto.

Also, in Tancredi's company one may have moments of irritation, but never of boredom; and that means a great deal.
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard

Kevin Kelly
“A great way to understand yourself is to seriously reflect on everything you find irritating in others.”
Kevin Kelly, Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier

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