Being Miserable Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Being Miserable

#1. He said to himself that he really had not suffered enough to deserve such radiant happiness, and he thanked God, in the depths of his soul, for having permitted that he, a miserable man, should be so loved by this innocent being.
Jean Valjean about Cossette - Author: Victor Hugo
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#2. In this country, some people start being miserable about growing old while they are still young. - Author: Margaret Mead
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#3. It often occurs to me that we love most what makes us miserable. In my opinion the damned are damned because they enjoy being damned. - Author: Patrick Kavanagh
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#4. In his opinion, humans were best when miserable, and so he had worked at being miserable his whole life, and in his generous way tried to make as many people miserable as possible. - Author: Rodman Philbrick
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#5. The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be miserable. A tree does not know itself to be miserable. It is then being miserable to know oneself to be miserable; but it is also being great to know that one is miserable. - Author: Blaise Pascal
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#6. His warmth enveloped me until I empathized with the glove, knowing I had also just found my way home again after being lost in a cold, miserable winter. - Author: Linda Kage
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#7. Being with someone else and making that person feel as if they were no importance in our life is far worse than feeling alone and miserable. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#8. Listening to Chris Moyles on Radio 1 is the most miserable thing any human being can do, but attending awards ceremonies isn't far behind. - Author: Arthur Smith
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#9. Alaska's chief attractions are: (a) its small and insignificant human population, thanks to the miserable climate; and (b) its large and magnificent wildlife population, thanks to (a). Both of these attractions are being rapidly diminished, however, by (c) the Law of Growth and Space-Age Sleaze. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#10. You can't do anything for a person who is stuck between being happy and being miserable. All you can do is get trapped in the middle, and anyone in the middle just gets squished.' -Grandma - Author: Jack Gantos
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#11. If you feel well and happy, your face will reflect this, but if you are down in the dumps and having a miserable time, your face will soon show this, too. In fact, you get the face you deserve by the time you're forty, and one of the keys to looking and feeling younger is being active. - Author: Joan Collins
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#12. You write a book and you hope somebody will go out and pay $24.95 for what you've just said. I think books were my salvation. Books saved me from being miserable. - Author: Amy Tan
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#13. It is not being deceived, but undeceived, that renders us miserable. - Author: Sophie Arnould
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#14. I've watched two-year-old humans with interest for centuries. They're miserable. They rush about, fall down, and scream almost constantly. They hate being human! They know already that it's some sort of dirty trick. - Author: Anne Rice
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#15. When you're too mad and too rattled to see straight, you're bound to make mistakes. You can't go on and on for years being miserable about a situation and not have it change you. You get so you can't stand yourself. - Author: Lucille Ball
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#16. Still, being alone doesn't mean you have to be miserable. In that sense it's different from losing something. You've still got yourself, even if you lose everything else. You've got to have faith in yourself and not get down just because you're on your own. - Author: Yoko Ogawa
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#17. Insecurity is miserable. That's the bottom line. We don't need it. We don't want it. And we really can live without it. So what would happen if we quite being accomplices in our own misery? - Author: Beth Moore
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#18. I am not one of those fat birds who feels miserable because models are thin. Frankly, I feel more insulted by the idea that unless I see other fat birds in fashion magazines, I will be reduced to a sniveling wreck of a human being. - Author: Julie Burchill
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#19. I threw away everything that might make me happy. It's what I did. It's what I was good at. Not being happy. I was fucking awesome at being miserable. - Author: Mercy Celeste
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#20. Perhaps Mother was trying to shame her into losing weight. In truth, it only made Chloe more miserable, and being miserable only made her eat more. Filling herself up with chocolate, crisps and cake felt like being given a much-needed hug. - Author: David Walliams
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#21. People waste far too much of their lives being miserable. If you love someone, if you truly love them - tell them, show them. Never let go completely. Never abandon hope. Because at the end of the day, that's all the future really is to anyone. We live in hope. - Author: Avie Bennett
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#22. If you're a church person and not a Jesus person, my heart hurts for you. It's like being engaged and never getting married. It's miserable. - Author: Matt Chandler
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#23. If you're actually being paid to be miserable, and to be as miserable as you can be, that's a very fortunate thing, if you're prone to occasional lapses of spirit. - Author: Tom Hollander
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#24. The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. Keep active, keep busy! - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#25. Yossarian decided to change the subject. "Now you're changing the subject." he pointed out diplomatically. "I'll bet I can name two things to be miserable about for every one you can name to be thankful for. - Author: Joseph Heller
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#26. For in her stead. It's not the same, of course. But it's better to love others than to sit miserable without loving or being loved in return. - Author: Rose Gordon
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#27. Four days ago, I realized that being alone was better than having his sorry ass company making me miserable every fucking day. Four days ago, I realized that being alone was better than living every day lonely with him. - Author: Jessica N. Watkins
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#28. Gravity was something you could beat; all it took was hydrogen, hot air, or even a bit of rope. But being a girl was a miserable, never-ending struggle. - Author: Scott Westerfeld
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#29. The church teaches us that we can make God happy by being miserable ourselves. - Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
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#30. Having not really written any generational songs - I think maybe two or three of the songs that I've ever written have any bearing on the age of the listener. My stuff tends to be far more concerned with the spiritual and with subjects like isolation and being miserable. - Author: David Bowie
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#31. Then who is more miserable? One of whom I am about to speak. Who is that? He who is of a tyrannical nature, and instead of leading a private life has been cursed with the further misfortune of being a public tyrant. From - Author: Plato
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#32. The safest way of not being very miserable is not to expect to be very happy. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#33. We make our days pleasant or miserable. If we insist on being miserable, irritable and nasty, more than likely the day will give us exactly what we give it. A day is too valuable to waste on misery and unhappiness. - Author: Iyanla Vanzant
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#34. If her case was pitiable, his was hopeless. His imprudence had made her miserable for a while; but it seemed to have deprived himself of all chance of ever being otherwise. - Author: Jane Austen
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#35. Being rich and miserable has got to be better than poor and unhappy. - Author: Anne Robinson
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#36. I'm sure it's wrong to go on being good for too long, till one gets miserable. And I can see you've been good for years and years, because you look so unhappy. - Author: Elizabeth Von Arnim
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#37. As one gets older being sad and miserable can become a bit of a habit. To counteract this, she suggests making a point of savoring such things as the tastiness of a piece of fruit, or other small things we might have been prone to overlook during our younger, busier days. - Author: Rumer Godden
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#38. Even if you're unhappy, just pretend that you're happy. Eventually, your smile will be contagious to yourself. I had to learn that. I used to think, 'I'm being fake,' but you know what? Better to be fake and happy than real and miserable. - Author: Evangeline Lilly
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#39. Do you even know women? They are the most complicated creatures on the planet. Just a single word can take your relationship from being happy to being so miserable that your balls crawl up your ass. - Author: Milly Taiden
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#40. I think the difference between being miserable and finding happiness is just a matter of perspective. If you live your life defining yourself by what other people think of you, it's a form of self-torture. - Author: Sarah Silverman
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#41. One of the loveliest things about being grown up is the knowledge that never again will I have to go through the miserable business of performing in Mrs. Smedley's Annual Piano Recital at McKinleyville's First Presbyterian Church. - Author: Peg Bracken
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#42. You okay? Anton asks, looking at me like he's trying to figure out if I'm drunk. His plans depend on me. I look as blank as possible and hope that it freaks him out. No point in my being the only miserable one. - Author: Holly Black
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#43. Life is short, and I'd rather be sitting in the poor house doing what I love doing than making a lot of money and being miserable. Life is very short. - Author: Amber Benson
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#44. I'm free of stress and worries now because if I don't like something I'm doing, I just find the fun in it instead of being miserable. Let me have fun with the people I work with, let me have fun making money - when I grew up so poor, ya know? - Author: Jenny McCarthy
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#45. Besides, nowadays, almost all capable people are terribly afraid of being ridiculous, and are miserable because of it. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#46. You are being taught everything, but you are not being taught to be yourself. This is the ugliest form of society possible, because it makes everybody miserable. - Author: Osho
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#47. There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. - Author: William James
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#48. You can't worry about what other people think you should do. The only way you'll ever be happy or make a real difference is by pursuing the things that motivate you and make you excited to be alive. Life is too short to waste years of it being miserable or asking 'What if? - Author: Dana Bate
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#49. I think we'll always miss our parents. But I think we can miss them without being miserable all the time. After all, they wouldn't want us to be miserable. - Author: Lemony Snicket
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#50. It was great being brought up in a Glasgow working-class tenement. It wasn't miserable, and it wasn't poverty stricken. It felt very safe, full of delights. - Author: Peter Capaldi
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#51. If you find yourself always playing the villain, or if you find yourself being typecast into a corner where you're not happy then that's probably rather miserable, but if I have been typecast I am quite happy about it. - Author: James Purefoy
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#52. When I am happy at work, I tend to be happy in life. And when my work is a struggle, it negatively taints my entire outlook and existence. Anyone can relate to being miserable at work, and each of us can stand to improve his or her relationship with work. - Author: Julie Clow
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#53. I don't think we should go around life and being miserable all the time and feel the pain of paying. It's a question of what categories we want to spend more on and what categories we want feel that we are spending too much on and we want to cut down. - Author: Dan Ariely
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#54. The artist must be like that Marine. He has to know how to be miserable. He has to love being miserable. - Author: Steven Pressfield
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#55. There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there's only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there's no reason why you shouldn't have a fairly good time. - Author: Edith Wharton
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#56. The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#57. I would say a lot of the emotion in what I do is a sort of a thankfulness for those energies being around, because there's been points in my life when they weren't around, and it's a real sort of miserable existence. - Author: John Frusciante
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#58. Being a Boy Scout saved my life. I was a bookish, introverted kid, shy and withdrawn, unhappy and easily bullied. I was also gay, although I didn't know it yet. I should've been miserable. But being a scout got me out of myself and into the world. - Author: Christopher Bram
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#59. One year before the Rapture " ... that proves how marvellous God's love is, even for the most miserable human beings, being that demons can never take a human figure in a perfect form, and so the most stupid people are able to discover them." Nicholas Remy, Daemonolatreiae libri tres, 1595. - Author: Phillip W. Simpson
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#60. The fact that you are even here, alive, on this planet is a mathematical miracle, and you should not spend the time that you have being busy being miserable. - Author: Philip DeFranco
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#61. No wonder you're such a miserable bitch. You need to go eat something and stop being so angry. - Author: Leigh James
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#62. The individual is the little conditioned, miserable, frustrated entity, satisfied with his little gods and his little traditions, whereas a human being is concerned with the total welfare, the total misery and total confusion of the world. - Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
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#63. Forgetting wasn't the same as being happy. Being drunk wasn't the same as forgetting ... we were at our most miserable when we're doing it to ourselves. - Author: Eleanor Brown
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#64. Don't mind being as miserable as you like with me - I have a great turn that way myself - [VW] - Author: Vita Sackville-West
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#65. I hated him for not being depressed. He seemed a fool
everyone who didn't feel like me was a fool. I alone knew the truth about life, knew that it was all a miserable downward spiral that you could either admit to or ignore, but sooner or later we were all going to die. - Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
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#66. If you know Christ and him crucified, you know enough to make you happy, supposing you know nothing else. And without this, all your other knowledge cannot keep you from being everlastingly miserable. - Author: George Whitefield
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#67. I don't mind being miserable as long as I'm painting well. - Author: Grace Hartigan
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#68. I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one half his days and mad the other. - Author: Anne Bronte
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#69. If selfishness is the key to being miserable, then selflessness must be the key to being happy! - Author: Joyce Meyer
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#70. I can be tolerant of traffic jams and disorganization, faulty technology, miserable weather, and bland foods. People, however, require more than the cold, grudging favor of being tolerated. They require love. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#71. Dad: Honey, have you seen my glasses? I cant find them. Mom: I haven't seen them. Calvin: (with glasses, to Dad) Calvin, go do something you hate! Being miserable builds character! - Author: Bill Watterson
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#72. Actors today think that being true is being nice, or being some other "set" thing. That is not the truth. That is your miserable habit of boring everybody to death. - Author: Stella Adler
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#73. Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. - Author: Robert Anthony
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#74. It's never like we're up there being miserable at work, that's not something that happens for us. We love our work. So, when the performer loves what they're doing, it's easy for us to love what we're doing. - Author: Jennifer Abbott
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#75. I've done the being-miserable-apart thing for the last three months and it blows. I'm ready to try the scared-shitless-together part. - Author: Georgia Cates
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#76. I was seventeen years old, a married woman without real responsibilities, miserable about my mixed-up emotions, afraid there was something awfully wrong with me because I didn't enjoy being a wife. Worst of all, I didn't have enough to do. - Author: Mary Martin
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#77. Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable. - Author: Paul Frank Baer
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#78. She had all day every day to figure out some decent and satisfying way to live, and yet all she ever seemed to get for all her choices and all her freedom was more miserable. The autobiographer is almost forced to the conclusion that she pitied herself for being so free. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#79. Our society is so much about fidelity being this thing that's sacred, and people are miserable. They're suicidal. It brings more depression than anything else on earth, probably. Sorry to say that, guys. - Author: Julie Delpy
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#80. Life has only gotten better personally for me as I've gotten older. I mean, being young was such a gross waste of time. I was just such a miserable, miserable person. - Author: Maurice Sendak
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#81. Basic SEAL training is six months of long, torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacles courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet and miserable. - Author: William H. McRaven
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#82. Don't let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are. - Author: Jaeda DeWalt
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#83. I saw no cause for their unhappiness, but I was deeply affected by it. If such lovely creatures were miserable, it was less strange that I, an imperfect and solitary being, should be wretched. - Author: Mary Shelley
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#84. In general, I always make it my mission to focus on the one person in the audience who seems to be absolutely miserable about being there and try to convert them. - Author: Davy Rothbart
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#85. It's easy to be miserable. Being happy is tougher - and cooler. - Author: Thom Yorke
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#86. Do you want to be really happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you've got. Do you want to be really miserable? You can begin by being discontented. - Author: Benjamin Hoff
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#87. People are really concerned about my relationship status. When I tell people I'm happy being single, they don't believe me. They say: 'You have to be miserable being alone'. - Author: Kelly Clarkson
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#88. It would seem that losing the sadness would be a good thing, but it has been replaced by nothing -a quiet acceptance of this boring, everyday life. I think it's even worse than being miserable. At least being miserable is active. - Author: Samantha Schutz
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#89. We weren't put here to be miserable. We were put here to do the best we can, and we should take our energy and improve our state of being. - Author: Lenny Kravitz
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#90. I've been in clubs. I don't like being in an enclosed place with really loud music, and a lot of drunk people. It's not my idea of a good time. It's just such a miserable life. - Author: Joaquin Phoenix
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#91. There's three things I've seen in this world that seem to make a body happy or miserable. It's no money or health or any of those other things most people talk about. It's knowing where you fit in this world, being able to go after your dreams, and love. - Author: Patricia McLinn
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#92. If we feel the least degradation in being amorous, or merry or hungry, or sleepy, we are so far bad animals & miserable men. - Author: William Morris
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#93. I think books were my salvation, they saved me from being miserable. - Author: Amy Tan
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#94. I adore you' she said. 'When you go, I'll cry. But I'm not going to spoil today by being miserable about tomorrow - Author: Ken Follett
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#95. When you cry and weep, when you are miserable, you are alone. When you celebrate, the whole existence participates with you. Only in celebration do we meet the ultimate, the eternal. Only in celebration do we go beyond the circle of birth and death. - Author: Rajneesh
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#96. As soon as something stops being fun, I think it's time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live. - Author: Richard Branson
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#97. When that bastard calls back, you tell him he's won this round. I'll marry him. But I don't take well to being blackmailed, and tell him I intend to spend the rest of my life making him miserable, got that? - Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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#98. Although labor income is by far the largest component of gross national product, a job is not just a commodity. For many, work is an important reason for living. Even for those who are less fortunate in their allocation of work, being unemployed is a miserable state. - Author: Dale T. Mortensen
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#99. Being heartbroken is like having this really horrible freedom. You can be selfish with your thoughts, which can lead to manic creativity, but at the same time you're just really miserable. - Author: Florence Welch
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#100. You must always remember that you are Kurien's second wife. His first wife is the dairy. Don't ever forget that and don't make yourself miserable by being jealous. And never, never try to snatch your husband away from his first wife. - Author: Verghese Kurien
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