Unhappy Quotes

Quotes tagged as "unhappy" (showing 1-30 of 154)
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Expectation is the only seed of disappointment.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people are chronically unhappy only because they do not have some of the things some people expect them to want.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Genuine happiness is not nearly as common as a fake smile.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Crediting someone for your unhappiness is
about not taking responsibility yourself.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“Crediting someone for your unhappiness is about not taking responsibility yourself.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Within, the only place where it is created, is the very last place most pursuers of happiness are likely to go.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Suffering and happiness are not mutually exclusive.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“One of the most common root causes of our unhappiness is our desire to give people who will get to see the house we live in, and/or the car or cars we drive, an idea of how much we earn, earned, or were allowed to borrow.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

D.H. Lawrence
“To Connie, everything in her world and life seemed worn out, and her dissatisfaction was older than the hills.”
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

D.H. Lawrence
“You had to take it out some way or other, your youth, or it ate you up. But what a ghastly thing, this youth! you felt as old as Methuselah, and yet the thing fizzed somehow, and didn't let you be comfortable. A mean sort of life! And no prospect!”
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Happiness is merely a consolation for not yet being dead.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Don't knock yourself!
There's plenty of other people standing in line to do that for you.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“There is a correlation between how seriously we take life and the number of problems we have.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Money isn’t everything. The same is true of the lack of it.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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