Mood Quotes

Quotes tagged as "mood" (showing 1-30 of 130)
J.D. Salinger
“I can be quite sarcastic when I'm in the mood.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Solitude was my only consolation - deep, dark, deathlike solitude.”
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Toba Beta
“If you're in bad mood, take a deep breath.
If you're in good mood, give thanks to God.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Marie Lu
“Clouds suit my mood just fine.”
Marie Lu, Champion

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Sometimes we have to behave indifferent towards people who proclaim their love to us, just to see if they are really different.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Betty  Smith
“The library was a little old shabby place. Francie thought it was beautiful. The feeling she had about it was as good as the feeling she had about church. She pushed open the door and went in. She liked the combined smell of worn leather bindings, library past and freshly inked stamping pads better than she liked the smell of burning incense at high mass.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

John Green
“...being in a bad mood with your friends beats being in a bad mood without them.”
John Green, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

J.D. Salinger
“If you're not in
the mood, you can't do that stuff right.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

George Eliot
“The memory has as many moods as the temper, and shifts its scenery like a diorama.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Toba Beta
“Always try to be joyful and proactively benign to the people.
By doing so everyday, people have no control at all over my mood.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Robert McKee
“When we want mood experiences, we go to concerts or museums. When we want meaningful emotional experience, we go to the storyteller.”
Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

Toba Beta
“When you're in bad mood,
you find jerk on anywhere.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Toba Beta
“Mood has to be controlled.
Otherwise, it's your master.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Haruki Murakami
“When I was little, I had this science book. There was a section on 'What would happen to the world if there was no friction?' Answer: 'Everything on earth would fly into space from the centrifugal force of revolution.' That was my mood.”
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Blaise Pascal
“The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.”
Blaise Pascal

Aimee Bender
“No one needed to say it, but the room overflowed with that sort of blessing. The combination of loss and abundance. The abundance that has no guilt. The loss that has no fix. The simple tiredness that is not weary. The hope not built on blindness.”
Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures

Alexandra Katehakis
“We all know the experience of sitting in bed feeling exhilarated one day and lackluster the very next. The issue is not whether we need to find a more fulfilling bed.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

“If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don't let them interrupt or alter your song.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Gregory Maguire
“The momentum of the mind can be vexingly, involuntarily capricious.”
Gregory Maguire, A Lion Among Men

John Rogers Searle
“Moods are not to be confused with emotions. Moods will dispose you to having an emotion. Certain moods you're more likely to get angry than others, as we all know, but emotion is not the same as mood. Emotions, I think, always have to do with agitated forms of desire. Whenever you're in an emotional state, you have some sort of agitated desire. So, emotions are fairly special -- I am not always in some sort of emotional state or other, but I think I am always in some mood or other.”
John Rogers Searle

“There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends—always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.”
J. Donald Adams

Ann M. Martin
“Olivia was moody. Moody wasn't a word with which she was very familiar, but if it meant that her moods swung back and forth for no reason at all, and that she felt crabby and wanted to be alone more often than she felt content and friendly, and that she was often tempted to slam her bedroom door - preferably in someone's face - well, then, moody described perfectly the way she'd been feeling lately.”
Ann M. Martin, Coming Apart

Josephine Humphreys
“But the moods could be contagious. He didn't need one right now.”
Josephine Humphreys, The Fireman's Fair

Lars Fr. H. Svendsen
“One mood can be replaced by another, but it is impossible to leave attunement altogether. However, profound boredom brings us as close to a state of un-attunement as we can come.”
Lars Fr. H. Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom

M.F.K. Fisher
“I sat in the gradually chilling room, thinking of my whole past the way a drowning man is supposed to, and it seemed part of the present, part of the gray cold and the beggar woman without a face and the moulting birds frozen to their own filth in the Orangerie. I know now I was in the throes of some small glandular crisis, a sublimated bilious attack, a flick from the whip of melancholia, but then it was terrifying...nameless....”
M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Oscar Wilde
“I suppose one must be serious sometimes.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“Transformations are a part of life. We are constantly being changed by things changing around us. Nobody can control that. Nobody can control the environment, the economy, luck, or the moods of others. Compositions change. Positions change. Dispositions change. Experiences change. Opportunities and attitudes change. You will change.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Roberto Bolaño
“The first conversation began awkwardly, although Espinoza had been expecting Pelletier's call, as if both men found it difficult to say what sooner or later the would have to say. The first twenty minutes were tragic in tone, with the word fate used ten times and the word friendship twenty-four times. Liz Norton's name was spoken fifty times, nine of them in vain. The word Paris was said seven times, Madrid, eight. The word love was spoken twice, once by each man. The word horror was spoken six times and the word happiness once (by Espinoza). The word solution was said twelve times. The word solipsism seven times. The world euphemism ten times. The word category, in the singular and the plural, nine times. The word structuralism once (Pelletier). The term American literature three times. The words dinner or eating or breakfast or sandwich nineteen times. The words eyes or hands or hair fourteen times. The the conversation proceeded more smoothly.”
Roberto Bolaño, 2666

Kayla Krantz
“The moods he's shown me have all been vastly different...as different as summer and winter, sometimes with fall between them.”
Kayla Krantz, The Council

“Happiness" alone does not guarantee mental health and well-being. A tempering dose of disappointment- an occasional taste of frustration and learning that you do recover from it- goes a long way toward producing long-term contentment. Indeed the ability to ride out the bad times without feeling doomed is essential to survival. When happiness is not taken for granted, and when one is acquainted with its opposite it is more easily savored and has more lasting effects.”
Victoria Secunda, Women and Their Fathers: The Sexual and Romantic Impact of the First Man in Your Life

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