Unfair Quotes

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William Goldman
“Who says life is fair, where is that written?”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Kristin Cashore
“How absurd it was that in all seven kingdoms, the weakest and most vulnerable of people - girls, women - went unarmed and were taught nothing of fighting, while the strong were trained to the highest reaches of their skill.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

John Green
“I felt the unfairness of it, the inarguable injustice of loving someone who might have loved you back but can't due to deadness.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Karl Lagerfeld
“Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Cassandra Clare
“Who ever said the world was fair?”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Thomas Hardy
“You concede nothing to me and I have to concede everything to you.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Rohinton Mistry
“Did life treat everyone so wantonly, ripping the good things to pieces while letting bad things fester and grow like fungus”
Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I decry the injustice of my wounds, only to look down and see that I am holding a smoking gun in one hand and a fistful of ammunition in the other.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Melissa de la Cruz
It's not fair. It's not our fault. We have no say in our own lives. We're living a fairy tale someone else wrote.
Melissa de la Cruz, The Isle of the Lost

“Stand up for what is right against the wrong.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Julia Walton
“Cancer Kid has the Make-A-Wish Foundation because Cancer Kid will eventually die, and that's sad. Schizophrenia Kid will also eventually die, but before he does, he will be overmedicated with a plethora of drugs, he will alienate everyone he's ever really cared about, and he will most likely wind up on the street, living with a cat that will eat him when he dies. That is also sad, but nobody gives him a wish, because he isn't actively dying. It is abundantly clear that we only care about sick people who are dying tragic, time-sensitive deaths.”
Julia Walton, Words on Bathroom Walls

Isuna Hasekura
“If closing my eyes would make unfair things disappear, I would do that”
Isuna Hasekura, Spice & Wolf, Vol. 09: The Town of Strife II

Cat Sebastian
“Julian felt about Courtenay’s looks the way radicals thought about money: that it was deeply unfair and problematic for one person to possess such a disproportionate share.”
Cat Sebastian, The Ruin of a Rake

Jan Golembiewski
“Immigration detainees are the ghosts of real prisoners, being punished in advance for crimes that will demand a life sentence.”
Jan Golembiewski, Magic

Jenn Bruer
“I now know that surrendering, allowing, and “BE-ing” is far more productive than grasping for control. I don't know why one child is born with autism and another isn't, or why some children have to fight cancer and some don't. I have lived long enough to know that life is not fair, never will be fair, and we shouldn’t expect it to be.”
Jenn Bruer, Helping Effortlessly: A Book of Inspiration and Healing

Annie Proulx
“Hard for Bunny who still measured events on a child's scale of fair and unfair.”
Annie Proulx, The Shipping News

E.R. Frank
“Mostly you realize you can handle it. You'd rather turn it all upside down and dump it out and watch it scatter and disappear. You'd rather do that, because you don't want to have to handle it. You really don't. It's too stupid and crazy and incredibly, incredibly unfair. But you do handle it. Because the thing you learn is that you can.”
E.R. Frank, Wrecked

Ehsan Sehgal
“The nature of everything is the truth and based on justice. We make that unfair and unjust.”
Ehsan Sehgal
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William Faulkner
“We did not say she was crazy then. We believed she had to do that. We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will.”
William Faulkner , A Rose for Emily

“He unrequitedly loved Anna; Anna unrequitedly loved Marco; Marco probably unrequitedly loved some rando none of them had ever met. The world was pitiless. Nobody had any power over anyone else.”
Kristen Roupenian, You Know You Want This

Nitya Prakash
“Isn’t there much more to life than ending it on a note that is not only out of tune but also unfair to us?”
Nitya Prakash

Caroline Kepnes
“At the counter, a different waitress flirts with an aspiring writer who's probably been trying to fuck her and finish his screenplay for months. He asks for a side of guac and she tells him that it's two dollars extra. That's how it works here. The guy who deserves free guac doesn't get free guac.”
Caroline Kepnes, Hidden Bodies

Jill Lepore
“Most of what once existed is gone... Nature takes one toll, malice another... most of what historians study survives because it was purposely kept... (it) is called the historical record, & it is maddeningly uneven, asymmetrical, & unfair.”
Jill Lepore, These Truths: A History of the United States

Patrick Ness
“Soothe your throats. Injustice has not followed you here.”
Patrick Ness, Topics About Which I Know Nothing

John Connolly
“He had counted so carefully. He had abided by the rules, but life had cheated.”
John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

Amit Abraham
“All is unfair in love, war and politics".”
Amit Abraham

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Deserving ones don’t always get the acclaim. Some people are beautiful but unfortunate, struggling but failing, intelligent but poor, loving but despised. Those who deserve it don’t get it but those who get it don’t deserve it. Such is life.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Life is so unfair. Why would children be born to parents who use and abuse them while those who cherish and ‘garnish’ them remain ‘empty’? Why would the obdurate and cantankerous abound in wealth while the affectionate and generous pauperize? Why would the beautiful and dutiful lack suitors while the bland and unplanned are plenteously patronized? Why would everyday be for the thief’ and not for the chief? Why, why and why?”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Gwenda Bond
“When it’s our government involved, I think you’ll find our rights are often to be determined.”
Gwenda Bond, Suspicious Minds

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