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

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

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 পান্ডুলিপি

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Happiness prefers to live inside those who do not have preferences, because it never gets evicted there.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The thing whose acquisition ‘made’ you happy need not be stolen, lost, or broken for ‘it’ to make you unhappy.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We do not become happy. We stop being unhappy.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are all capable of laughing at what is meant or expected to make us unhappy or angry.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Unhappiness is a mild mental illness.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Anne Frank
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
Anne Frank, Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Happiness makes us think that life is worth living, whereas depression makes us think that life is worth leaving.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sally Rooney
“Connell always gets what he wants, and then feels sorry for himself when what he wants doesn't make him happy.”
Sally Rooney, Normal People

Sally Rooney
“I love you. I am not just saying that, I really do. Her eyes fill up with tears again and she closes them. Even in memory she will find this moment unbearably intense, and she's aware of this now, while it's happening. She has never believed herself fit to be loved by any person. But now she has a new life, of which this is the first moment, and even after many years have passed she will still think: Yes, that was it, the beginning of my life.”
Sally Rooney, Normal People

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