Unhappy Quotes

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Charles Bukowski
“We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.”
Charles Bukowski

Leo Tolstoy
“I'm like a starving man who has been given food. Maybe he's cold, and his clothes are torn, and he's ashamed, but he's not unhappy.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

J. Cornell Michel
“The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.”
J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

Sanhita Baruah
“Often it feels like I am breathing today only because a few years back I had no idea which nerve to cut...”
Sanhita Baruah

Douglas Adams
“This planet has — or rather had — a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much all of the time.”
Douglas Adams, The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Laura Moriarty
“My mother says that when Mrs. Rowley is mean, which is generally the case, it is really because she is just unhappy, and who could blame her with a husband like that . . . She says this is really the only reason people are ever mean--they have something hurting inside of them, a claw of unhappiness scratching at their hearts, and it hurts them so much that sometimes they have to push it right out of their mouths to scratch someone else, just to give themselves a rest, a moment of relief.”
Laura Moriarty

Richelle E. Goodrich
“There are people who are never content, never appeased, forever dissatisfied—who continually look to what escapes them, convincing themselves that if only they could attain that one desire outside of reach they would be happy.  It seems almost pointless to give to these people because their eyes immediately shift from the gift to stare miserably at the portion held back.  Their wants, demands, expectations, appetites are never satiated, thus they refuse to be happy.  And you cannot make them so.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Jibanananda Das
“কতো দেহ এলো,- গেল,- হাত ছুঁয়ে-ছুঁয়ে
দিয়াছি ফিরায়ে সব,- সমুদ্রের জলে দেহ ধুয়ে
নক্ষত্রের তলে
বসে আছি,- সমুদ্রের জলে
দেহ ধুয়ে নিয়া
তুমি কি আসিবে কাছে”
Jibanananda Das, ধূসর পাণ্ডুলিপি

Rachel Klein
“Girls are always saying things like, “I’m so unhappy that I’m going to overdose on aspirin,” but they’d be awfully surprised if they succeeded. They have no intention of dying. At the first sight of blood, they panic.”
Rachel Klein, The Moth Diaries

Ray Bradbury
“You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it. The poor girl's better off dead”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Jodi Picoult
“The moral of this story is that no matter how much we try, no matter how much we want it ... some stories just don't have a happy ending.”
Jodi Picoult

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A little inhumanity does not describe you as heartless, rather, it is a way of telling others that you have a heart that can get angry.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Amy Lichtenhan
“He had the same look on his face that I had every day when I looked in the mirror. He was nothing more than a shell of a person.”
Amy Lichtenhan, Pulled

“She wondered again about her inclination to wish for things that made her so deeply unhappy.”
Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

John Steinbeck
“In our time mass or collective production has entered our economics, our politics, even our religion, so that some nations have substituted the idea collective for the idea God. This in my time is the danger. There is great tension in the world, tension toward a breaking point, and men are unhappy and confused. At such a time it seems natural and good to me to ask myself these questions. What do I believe in? What must I fight for and what must I fight against?”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Anthony Liccione
“Sometimes I wonder, that one missing sock after doing laundry, is the smart one. After being unhappy for so long, it finally walks away from a frayed, worn-out relationship.”
Anthony Liccione

Ogwo David Emenike
“To be happy, you have to risk being unhappy.”
Ogwo David Emenike, Happiness Recipe: Eat and Stay Happy

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Colley Cibber
“The happy have whole days,
and those they choose.
The unhappy have but hours,
and those they lose.”
Colley Cibber

Iris Murdoch
“I've been so unhappy for years, so unhappy . . . I don't understand how a human being can be so unhappy all the time and still be alive.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

Orson Scott Card
“Well, I'm your man. I'm the bloody bastard you wanted when you had me spawned. I'm your tool, and what difference does it make if I hate the part of me that you most need? What difference does it make that when the little serpents killed me in the game, I agreed with them, and was glad.”
Orson Scott Card

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane people feel happy way less often than they act happy.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Helen Oyeyemi
“I love sleeping. Waking is more and more hateful the older I get. I say this as if I've lived too long. I'm twenty-two.”
Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We prefer ourselves into unhappiness.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Glennon Doyle
“Discontent is the nagging of the imagination. Discontent is evidence that your imagination has not given up on you. It is still pressing, swelling, trying to get your attention by whispering: "Not this.”
Glennon Doyle, Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living / A Toolkit for Modern Life

Jeanette Coron
“If you’re unhappy or depressed, it might be because you're hanging around the wrong people. Surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress or the worst in you.”
Jeanette Coron

Jeanette Coron
“One of the Keys to Happiness, is to surround yourself with the right people.”
Jeanette Coron

“Holding grudges leaves you in anger, and unhappy for nothing. In the beauty of forgiveness – the sunrises on your dreams and your heart feels warm.”
Daniel Derrick Mwesigye

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Like spirituality, insanity frees us from the addiction to happiness.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Success is the longest route to deciding to be happy.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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