Unfairness Of Life Quotes

Quotes tagged as "unfairness-of-life" (showing 1-14 of 14)
Criss Jami
“I will never deny that life isn't fair. It seems as though when a woman leaves a man she is strong and independent, but when a man leaves a woman he is a pig and a jerk.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Libba Bray
“The world is only as fair as you can make it. Takes a lot of fight. A lot of fight. But if you stay in here, in your little cave, that's one less fighter on the side of fair.”
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

Khaled Hosseini
“Many years later when I began training as a plastic surgeon, I understood something that I had not that day in the kitchen arguing for Thalia to leave Tinos for the boarding school. I learned that the world didn't see the inside of you, that it didn't care a whit about the hopes and dreams, and sorrows, that lay masked by skin and bone. It was as simple, as absurd, and as cruel as that. My patients knew this. They saw that much of what they were, would be, or could be hinged on the symmetry of their bone structure, the space between their eyes, their chin length, the tip projection of their nose, whether they had an ideal nasofrontal angle or not.
Beauty is an enormous unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

Karen Marie Moning
“Life fucks you anonymously. It doesn't want to know your name, doesn't give a shit about your station. The terrain never stops shifting. One minute you think you've got the world by the balls, the next minute you don't know where the fuck the world's balls are.”
Karen Marie Moning, Burned

Orson Scott Card
“But in the military you don't get trusted positions just because of your ability. You also have to attract the notice of superior officers. You have to be liked. You have to fit in with the system. You have to look like what the officers above you think that officers should look like. You have to think in ways that they are comfortable with.

The result was that you ended up with a command structure that was top-heavy with guys who looked good in uniform and talked right and did well enough not to embarrass themselves, while the really good ones quietly did all the serious work and bailed out their superiors and got blamed for errors they had advised against until they eventually got out.

That was the military.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Shadow

Marsha Norman
“I see it on his face. I hear it when he talks. We look out at the world and we see the same thing: Not Fair. And the only difference between us is Ricky's out there trying to get even. And he knows not trust anybody and he got it straight from me. And he knows not to try and get work, and guess where he got that. He walks around like there's loose boards in the floor, and you know who laid that floor, I did.”
Marsha Norman, 'night, Mother

Mia Asher
“The thing about being selfish is that you don't care if someone is at your feet begging you to stay with him, offering you the world, his heart and soul. It doesn't matter. You'll do whatever you want to do. What you need to do for yourself. Nothing matters but what you want. What you think you need.”
Mia Asher, Arsen: A Broken Love Story

Sanhita Baruah
“Sometimes, you don't get what you want the most... At other times, you're just lucky.”
Sanhita Baruah

Stephen M. Irwin
“After Nicholas hung up the phone, he watched his mother carry buckets and garden tools across the couch grass toward a bed that would, come spring, be brightly ablaze as tropical coral with colorful arctotis, impatiens, and petunias. Katherine dug with hard chopping strokes, pulling out wandering jew and oxalis, tossing the uprooted weeds into a black pot beside her.
The garden will be beautiful, he thought. But how do the weeds feel about it? Sacrifices must be made.”
Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Whatever might be taken from me need not leave me with a deficit in its wake.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Haruki Murakami
“我要百分之百地发挥自己地能力,不达到极限绝不罢休。想拿的就拿,不想拿的就不拿,就这样生存下去。不行的话,到不行的时候再另行考虑。反过来想,不公平的社会同时也是大有用武之地的社会。”

“这话像是有些我行我素的味道。” 我说。

“不过,我并不是仰脸望天静等苹果掉进嘴里,我在尽我的一切努力,在付出比你大十倍的努力。”

“恐怕是的。” 我承认。

“所以,有时我环顾世人就气不打一处来——这些家伙为什么不知道努力呢?不努力何必还牢骚满腹呢?”

我惊讶地看着永泽的脸:“在我的印象中,世上的人也都在辛辛苦苦拼死拼活地忙个没完,莫不是我看错了?”

“那不是努力,只是劳动。”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“I hate the world sometimes," Anthea said. "The unfairness of it. I won't force you to see me if you don't want to - but nobody can stop me loving you, and I'll wait for you all my life if I have to.”
Kate Saunders, Five Children on the Western Front

“I asked her who would teach me about life being unfair. She said time.”
Yasmine El Rashidi, Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of Egypt