Top 100 Agonizing Quotes

#1. The pain of loss, moreover, however agonizing, however haunting in memory, quiets imperceptibly into acceptance as the currents of active living and of fresh emotions flow over it.

Elizabeth Drew

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#2. I know firsthand how agonizing waiting can be.

Joe Manchin

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#3. in one moment, God feels the pain of the victims of unspeakable violence, and God feels the agonizing pain of seeing a beloved child executed at the hands of the state.

Shane Claiborne

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#4. So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds, And wait, and tend our agonizing seeds.

Countee Cullen

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#5. Agonizing really, how enduring love can be. Even after you have packed it up and put it away, it is still there - always there, yellowing around the edges and begging you to turn its pages again.

Tina L. Hook

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#6. Theater people are always pining and agonizing because they're afraid that they'll be forgotten. And in America they're quite right. They will be.

Agnes De Mille

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#7. If you're worried about life-work balance, something is probably wrong with your life or your work. Instead of agonizing over balance, get excited and create change.

Chris Guillebeau

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#8. The serious Sylvia was agonizing over the execution of the Rosenbergs and McCarthyism; others were delighting to dream over trousseau lingerie at Vanity Fair's showroom.

Elizabeth Winder

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#9. In how large a proportion of creatures is existence composed of one ruling passion, the most agonizing of all sensations

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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#10. But every night I end up fighting my despair the second I lay my head on my pillow. It is then I miss her the most
when my brain stops moving for the day and the memories of her are allowed to flood my mind, causing agonizing grief.

Elizabeth Finn

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#11. Her unintended striptease was all the more sensual because Belle was lowering her stocking with agonizing slowness not because she had an audience but because she seemed to love the feel of the silk sliding along her soft skin.

Julia Quinn

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#12. When I got to the street, I walked boldly. But I was always accompanied by an agonizing thought: the fear that honest people may be thieves who have chosen a cleverer and safer way of stealing.

Jean Genet

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#13. If shame had a sound, it would sound like an agonizing scream, but unfortunately it's a silent emotion. One I've been hiding from for years.

B.N. Toler

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#14. Parents should not agonize over anything a child does or fails to do if the child is perfectly capable of agonizing over it himself.

John Rosemond

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#15. After an agonizing silence, Levana tittered. My dear Emperor. How could I resist such a charming proposal?

Marissa Meyer

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#16. The reason so many people do not pray is because of its cost. The cost is not so much in the sweat of agonizing supplication as in the daily fidelity to the life of prayer.

Samuel Chadwick

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#17. Have just been reading in the press the agonizing statement that there are only 4,000,000,000,000 cords of pulp wood left in the world, and that in another fifty years it will be all gone.

Stephen Leacock

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#18. How do you feel about vaporizing or slow,
agonizing radiation sickness?"
"I usually don't think in those terms.

Cynthia Joyce Clay

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#19. I'm making a great effort because sometimes life is not enjoyable. Sometimes it's painful and sometimes it's stressful, sometimes it's agonizing even, so I think once you get around those humps: strive for pleasure and peace.

Morgan Freeman

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#20. We have substituted organizing for agonizing and equipment for endowment.

Leonard Ravenhill

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#21. The implacable logic of retribution will prove as appalling as the crime itself, consisting of the soul's slow agonizing descent into a state of such loneliness and despair as to be finally indistinguishable from Hell.

William Shakespeare

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#22. In the end, we all have to decide what we're willing to give up for payback. We all have parents or grandparents or children who will need us. Agonizing decisions sometimes. You have to weigh the memories and debt against what's being taken from you.

Iris Johansen

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#23. I don't live in New York or California. I'm in the grocery store, at the park with my kids, and I'm a normal person. I'm feeding my chickens and agonizing about my next book!

Sarah Dessen

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#24. The endless, agonizing recycling of what might have been, soon followed by a litany of rationalizations and self-deceptions as you struggle to reconcile the void between the person you want to be and the person you fear you are..

Jon Krakauer

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#25. Memory is the coherence of life, that possesses all your emotions, and ambitions. Without it, your joyous as well as agonizing experiences of life won't have any significance to you whatsoever.

Abhijit Naskar

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#26. My whole life is a movie. It's just that there are no dissolves. I have to live every agonizing moment of it. My life needs editing.

Mort Sahl

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#27. In grief, words are a poor consolation - silence and agonizing tears are all that is left the sufferer.

Mary Todd Lincoln

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#28. Yet he continued to return to his core principle: that, in every situation, knowledge was better than ignorance. However agonizing, it was necessary to confront the facts. Only through knowing could a person become strong. The

Haruki Murakami

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#29. To be put down in this world, and given only eighty years to get to know it in, is like being let loose in the United States of America for the first time with a high-powered car and unlimited gasoline - but with a visa that is valid for only a week. It's agonizing, that's what it is.

Jan Struther

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#30. One agonizing journey down the gauntlet of youth is enough for any man.


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#31. It was a tragedy. A horrible tragedy. You can't imagine the physical pain and despair I went through. I'm a better man than I would have been, but I would have eagerly chosen a less agonizing route to my good fortune,

Chris Knopf

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#32. The soul unto itself
Is an imperial friend,
Or the most agonizing spy
An enemy could send.
Secure against its own,
No treason it can fear;
Itself its sovereign, of itself
The soul should stand in awe.

Emily Dickinson

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#33. I love writing and do not know why it is considered such a difficult, agonizing profession.

Caroline B. Cooney

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#34. Life cannot be without relationship, but we have made it so agonizing and hideous by basing it on personal and possessive love. Can one love and yet not possess? You will find the true answer not in escape, ideals, beliefs but through the understanding of the causes of dependence and possessiveness.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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#35. Life plays the same lovely and agonizing joke on all of us.

F Scott Fitzgerald

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#36. I don't know what it is that makes a writer go to his desk in his shut-off room day after day after year after year unless it is the sure knowledge that not to have done the daily stint of writing that day is infinitely more agonizing than to write.

Edna Ferber

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#37. His own men, those who would attack in the morning, knelt on the earth, faces hidden behind one hand, in an agonizing tunnel of their own, a darkness where there was no time but where they tried to look on death.

Sebastian Faulks

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#38. The truth is that to enjoy acting one must be an exhibitionist at heart, one must revel in those exposures of the emotions which would be agonizing to a shy or reserved person. All the great actors have been and are exhibitionists.

Leslie Howard

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#39. I'll never understand how really bad guys can communicate with just a series of small signals like that. I always have to explain everything in agonizing detail to get my minions to do my bidding. Maybe I have faulty minions.

Mary Elizabeth Summer

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#40. Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.

Elbert Hubbard

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#41. Fat Kid Proverb #12: A clear choice is still worth agonizing over.

K.L. Going

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#42. The mind of the dreaming man is fully satisfied with whatever happens to it. The agonizing question of possibility does not arise.

Andre Breton

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#43. He didn't much like reading novels - he preferred history or philosophy - or poetry, although he could read only a little poetry at a time, because when a poem "spoke to him" it was as if a brilliant, agonizing light had been turned upon some tiny, private cell of his soul.

Claire Messud

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#44. I still have in my memory, almost agonizing impressions of a serious illness which I had when I was about eight years old. Those about me called it scarlet fever, and its very name seemed to have a diabolical quality.

Pierre Loti

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#45. I am often thought of as being remarkably bright, and yet my brains, more often than not, are busily devising new and interesting ways of bringing my enemies to sudden, gagging, writhing, agonizing death.

Alan Bradley

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#46. The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented.

Roger Ebert

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#47. There is nothing more alluring to man than freedom of conscience, but neither is there anything more agonizing.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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#48. Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

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#49. No more will. No more freedom. Nothing new but agonizing death and never good shall come of it. We are the last of those who gave you breath and form, millions of years ago. We are the last of those your kind defied and ruthlessly destroyed. We are the last Precursors. And now we are legion.

Greg Bear

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#50. There is a blinding flash, a pain that rips through me for one searing instant, a silent scream from my broken body. For the first time, I can sense how fully agonizing staying will be.

Gayle Forman

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#51. Justice has nothing to do with it. Stark, bloody, screaming, agonizing vendeance is what I'm talking about.

Glen Cook

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#52. The truth may hurt, but it is never so agonizing as the dagger of lies we tell ourselves.

Wayne Thomas Batson

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#53. The icy sword of the square-toed one had cut off his breath and left his hands in a pose of agonizing protest.

Zora Neale Hurston

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#54. Life is in Fate's hands now. You made your choice to stay ... it's too late to change that, so stop agonizing over it ... You're making my scales itch.
Saphira, from Eragon

Christopher Paolini

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#55. Prayer in its highest form is agonizing soul sweat.

Leonard Ravenhill

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#56. You've been back here in my presence for two agonizing hours now, and if we don't properly make out soon, I'm going to hurl myself off the roof.

Gina Damico

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#57. The stakeout. The least glamorous and yet often the most valuable activity in investigations. To endure the agonizing boredom and forestall restlessness, I slowed my metabolism into near rigor mortis until I was nothing more than a pair of eyeballs fixed

Mario Acevedo

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#58. The words were pulled from her, agonizing, like a disembowelment.

Dawn Jayne

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#59. In the 500-channel universe, which may, of course, contain many more channels than 500, the fun never stops - fun at such a fever pitch as to sometimes seem threatening, numbing, even agonizing.

Tom Shales

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#60. I realized much later in life that the reason this decision between MIT and IBM was so agonizing was because it wasn't really about choosing a career; it was about deciding who I was, which part of myself I wanted to be, and that's the hardest decision any of us has to make.

Mike Massimino

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#61. No image, however accomplished, could have captured the agonizing poignancy of that moment. It was a moment to be lived, not framed, analysed or reduced in any way.

Simon Roberts

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#62. Faith raises us above our circumstances. Faith enables us to be content even when life doesn't make sense. Faith is the bulwark that keeps us strong even when we're assailed by agonizing thoughts about what might happen or by what has happened.

Linda Dillow

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#63. How agonizing it was,this life of silence and yearning. Yet how very worth it when his eyes found hers.

Marissa Meyer

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#64. There is so much pain in the world, and most of these people keep theirs secret, rolling through agonizing lives in invisible wheelchairs, dressed in invisible bodycasts.

Andrew Solomon

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#65. The healing is my working out my salvation. The need constant because my desire for seperateness constantly wrestles with my need for oneness with Jesus. The search for Jesus is bigger, deeper and agonizing.

W. Scott Lineberry

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#66. It's the quintessential Greek sport: harmonious, competitive, agonizing, nautical, and above all, intelligent. It combines Odysseus's brains and brawn and love of the sea with the tactical precision of the Spartan pikeman.

Barry S. Strauss

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#67. My first thought was that a tornado had somehow picked me up and carried me off, like in the Wizard of Oz. No old witches pedaled by, and I didn't see any flying farm animals or chicken coops, and after a few agonizing minutes, I fell deep into unconsciousness again.

J.R. Rain

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#68. The world, moment by ordinary or agonizing moment, lies chock-full with its own clarifications and rewards. That such rewards most often go unnoticed keeps the artist in business.

Robert Wrigley

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#69. I came trusting them. They beat me with rods of dullness. They don't know, they don't understand how agonizing their complacent dullness is. Like ants and August sun on a wound. - Carol Kennicott

Sinclair Lewis

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#70. ...knew the futility of agonizing over why things had transpired as they had. What could have happened, did.

Raymond E. Feist

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#71. Love can be just like hot peppers, exciting on the way in and agonizing on the way out.

Sorin Suciu

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#72. The lonely evenings in the life of a newly married girl may be really agonizing.

Girdhar Joshi

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#73. Many billions of years will elapse before the smallest, youngest stars complete their nuclear burning and shrink into white dwarfs. But with slow, agonizing finality perpetual night will surely fall.

Paul Davies

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#74. Never before had a woman put such agonizing poetry on canvas as Frida did

Diego Rivera

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#75. The body politic: the slow agonizing death of demarcation & the quick Caesarian section birth of chaos.

Dean Cavanagh

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#76. Instead of agonizing about the things you can't change, why don't you try working on the things you can change

Jordan Sonnenblick

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#77. As actors, we're always asked to portray and react to these extreme circumstances, otherwise it's not interesting. They are agonizing things to think about.

Kristin Scott Thomas

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#78. I look at it this way; you have two choices. The first is for you to stay impaled and die a slow but agonizing death. The second is that I can end it for you right here and now. Either way, you're going to die,

Frank Cereo

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#79. Alkaline water tastes dreadful and was the scourge of covered wagon parties crossing Wyoming for neither men nor beasts could drink it for fear of blistering their tonsils and suffering agonizing stomach cramps.

Annie Proulx

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#80. At the hour of civilization through which we are now passing, and which is still so sombre, the miserable's name is Man; he is agonizing in all climes, and he is groaning in all languages.

Victor Hugo

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#81. I won't say the pain was indescribable, since there are plenty of good descriptive words: excruciating, agonizing, unbearable, and so on.

Jeff Strand

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#82. You can't blame anyone else, ... , no one but yourself. You have to make your own choices and live every agonizing day with the consequences of those choices.

Max Brooks

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#83. You can spend your time agonizing or organizing.

Dorothy Day

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#84. Novel writing, to me, is all about language: choosing your words, finding the characters within the words and just really agonizing over every word. It's really crafting this whole piece from nothing.

Jonathan Tropper

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#85. Even in the inevitable moments when all seems hopeless, men know that without hope they cannot really live, and in agonizing desperation they cry for the bread of hope.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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#86. As you get older, you're not afraid of doubt. Doubt isn't running the show. You take out all the self-agonizing.

Clint Eastwood

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#87. When the lives of the unborn are snuffed out, they often feel pain, pain that is long and agonizing.

Ronald Reagan

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#88. If there is anything more poignant than a body agonizing for want of bread, it is a soul dying for hunger of light.

Victor Hugo

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#89. There is not so agonizing a feeling in the whole catalogue of human suffering as the first conviction that the heart of the being whom we most tenderly love is estranged from us.

Henry Bulwer, 1st Baron Dalling And Bulwer

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#90. To go through the agonizing process of learning how to walk again and write again and speak again makes you much more empathetic to people.

Mark Kirk

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#91. We watched some of the movie. It was shocking. Sex is apparently hard labor. Various persons supported crushing weights in agonizing positions for what seemed like endless blocks of time. Exhausted men grunted and toiled like movers trying to get a refrigerator into a fifth floor walk-up.

Russell Baker

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#92. Writing is supposed to be difficult, agonizing, a dreadful exercise, a terrible occupation.

Ray Bradbury

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#93. Derision is never so agonizing as when it pounces on the wanderings of misguided sensibility.

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

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#94. She'd thought love was painful and agonizing and all about not good enough. But it was about fitting so well with someone that everything felt bright and crisp and right.

Hailey Abbott

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#95. There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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#96. I am now about to make the great adventure. I cannot endure this agonizing pain any longer. It is all over my body. Neither can I face the impending blindness. I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen.

Clara Blandick

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#97. There's still such chaos in me. Still so little firmly outlined. Just like my face: a formless mass that only takes on shape through the expression of the moment. The searching for our selves is the most agonizing

Karen Horney

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#98. They (his Street scene paintings and drawings) originated in the years 1911-14, in one of the loneliest times of my life, during which an agonizing restlessness drove me out onto the streets day and night, which were filled with people and cars.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

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#99. I was sitting in my kitchen agonizing over my Christmas grocery list when I heard the noise.

R.J. Harlick

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#100. Writing is my obsession, my passion. My relationship with it is one of the most complex and agonizing and richly vexing that I have in my life.

Julianna Baggott

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