Irritable Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 94 Quotes About Irritable

#1. Negative Capacity, that is when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason. - Author: Hyder Edward Rollins
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#2. A little cooling down of animal excitability and instinct, a little loss of animal toughness, a little irritable weakness and descent of the pain-threshold, will bring the worm at the core of all our usual springs of delight into full view, and turn us into melancholy metaphysicians. - Author: William James
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#3. While most people became irritable when hungry, a redheaded person with an empty stomach was a walking time bomb. - Author: Diana Gabaldon
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#4. The Army (considering the irritable state it is in, its suffering and composition) is a dangerous instrument to play with. - Author: George Washington
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#5. The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#6. Proper attention and management, less irritable, less - Author: Jane Austen
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#7. But i'm old now, no longer fit for the fray, i'm even incapable of hating. I only feel sick at heart, irritable and exasperated. At night my head seems to be on fire with so many thoughts crowding in and i can't get any sleep ... Oh, if only i were young again! - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#8. Doctor, doctor! I'm on a diet and it's making me irritable. Yesterday I bit someone's ear off. Oh, dear, that's a lot of protein! - Author: Various
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#9. Maybe I was tired and irritable. Maybe I felt a little guilty. I could learn to hate this guy without even knowing him. I could just look at him across the width of a cafeteria and want to kick his teeth in. - Author: Raymond Chandler
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#10. Instead of our petulant, fretful, irritable human hastiness we should cultivate in our souls the patience which has learned to wait on God. - Author: William Barclay
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#11. She didn't usually mind being just a bit in over her head. She generally flailed like a becalmed ship, irritable and purposeless and panicked, when things were simple. - Author: Julie Anne Long
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#12. I think a writer is not an ideal husband ... Writers tend to get off into their own heads and not notice the people that they're living with, or they get irritable with the people that they're living with when the people insist on being noticed. - Author: Roy Blount Jr.
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#13. One day I have a revelation. 'I think we're actually quite compatible,' I tell him. 'You're irritable, and I'm irritating. - Author: Pamela Druckerman
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#14. Does no one think to warn people before they meet me? Vlad muttered, shooting an irritable look at Mencheres. - Author: Jeaniene Frost
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#15. The amazing activity of the cat is delicately balanced by his capacity for relaxation. Every household should contain a cat, not only for decorative and domestic values, but because the cat in quiescence is medicinal to irritable, tense, tortured men and women. - Author: William Lyon Phelps
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#16. Gender is not an easy conversation to have. It makes people uncomfortable, sometimes even irritable. Both men and women are resistant to talk about gender, or are quick to dismiss the problems of gender. Because thinking of changing the status quo is always uncomfortable. - Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#17. Because of my bipolar disorder, I tend to these mixed states, which are depressed but loud and agitated. So I can be terribly irritable. I go to cognitive behavioral therapy in order not to yell at my children. - Author: Ayelet Waldman
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#18. It made them restless and irritable while they waited for something to start. They all knew they ought to feel different in their new lives, but they felt the same and it put them on edge. Hot and impatient, they fidgeted in the heat, grumbling and asking each other, "What next? What next? - Author: Jennifer Close
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#19. I was feeling very irritable. It was that difficult time of the month when the credit card statement arrives. - Author: Julie Walters
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#20. We all know people who have been made much meaner and more irritable and more intolerable to live with by suffering: it is not right to say that all suffering perfects. It only perfects one type of person ... the one who accepts the call of God in Christ Jesus. - Author: Oswald Chambers
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#21. Despite his recent pang of desire for human company of any kind, the very first word addressed to him in reality instantly elicited his usual, unpleasant and irritable feeling of disgust towards any stranger who came into contact with him, or showed the slightest wish to do so. 'I - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#22. The idea that Sir Gerek the Irritable was being kind to her made her stomach do a strange flip. - Author: Melanie Dickerson
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#23. When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, 'Just go to sleep.' Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I've grown older, I've realized just how smart Knight was. - Author: Ben Stein
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#24. I spent two hours trying to question reapers without sounding like I was questioning them. What do you think it says about us as a group, that every reaper I know is either irritable, egotistical, voyeuristic, or some combination of the three?"
"That you fit in well? - Author: Rachel Vincent
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#25. Sigmund Freud makes people irritable. Whenever someone mentions Freud, say, at a dinner party, I see eyes roll and listen to the nasty remarks that follow. - Author: Siri Hustvedt
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#26. Trees were not hard, irritable things, but discreetly orgasmic beings moaning at a level too deep for our brutish ears. And flowers were quick explosive orgasms, like making love in the shower. - Author: Yann Martel
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#27. There are many things that make a man irritable when he arrives home from work in the evening and a sensible wife will usually notice the storm-signals and will leave him alone until he simmers down. - Author: Roald Dahl
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#28. I need to work on developing a new, less irritable personality. though I suspect that an empty nest would be at least a partial cure, today I resorted to substance abuse. - Author: Eloisa James
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#29. If you're like us -mothers with an attitude problem- you may be getting increasingly irritable about this chasm between the ridiculous, honey-hued ideals of perfect motherhood in the mass media and the reality of mothers' everyday lives. - Author: Susan Douglas
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#30. If you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in your life, and stop being aimless, stop letting your emotions override what your mind tells you, stop being hypocritical, self-centered, irritable. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#31. blackballed from guild roles for two generations, because apparently mutiny is in the DNA, like eye color or a tendency toward irritable bowels. On - Author: John Scalzi
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#32. I have seen some whose consciences, owing undoubtedly to former indulgence, had grown to be as irritable as spoilt children, and at length gave them no peace. They did not know when to swallow their cud, and their lives of course yielded no milk. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#33. It struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in Literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously - I mean Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason. - Author: John Keats
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#34. I get very anti-social, depressed and irritable with people. I don't have time for them. I can't make phone calls and stuff. I just sit on my own for days. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#35. My own work on depression demonstrated that men and women often have different symptoms, with males often becoming more irritable, angry, and aggressive when they are depressed, while women show the more inward symptoms such as sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness. - Author: Jed Diamond
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#36. Once you get into the groove of things and in the mood you are usually fine; it is before the event that you get nervous and irritable. - Author: John Gallagher Jr.
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#37. Aven, I have given up smoking again! ... God! I feel fit. Homicidal, but fit. A different man. Irritable, moody, depressed, rude, nervy, perhaps; but the lungs are fine. - Author: A.P. Herbert
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#38. Yet understanding one's own nature is often a first step to personal growth. All this psychological crap was making me irritable. - Author: Faith Hunter
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#39. She could be affectionate, generous, and optimistic one day; vengeful, depressed, and irritable the next. In the colloquial language of her friends, she was "either in the garret or cellar." In either mood, she needed attention, something the self-contained Lincoln was not always able to provide. - Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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#40. Bob wasn't precisely a friend to me but ... I was used to him. In a way he was family, the mouthy, annoying, irritable cousin who was always insulting you but who was definitely at Thanksgiving dinner. I had never considered the possibility that one day he might be something else. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#41. No! I'm not ready, this is still my first cup of coffee! - Author: Anthony Liccione
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#42. Lively once, expansive and affectionate, in growing older she had become (after the fashion of wine that, exposed to air, turns to vinegar) ill-tempered, grumbling, irritable. She - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#43. Caleb could be so testy for no known reason. At times, it was like dating a woman with irritable bowel syndrome. Or rabies. - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#44. I was a weird little kid. I was very irritable, bored, frustrated. I felt my imagination bubbling inside my head without having any way to express itself. Given a crayon and paper, I would not draw a train or a house. I would draw these monsters, beasts and demons. - Author: Clive Barker
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#45. She felt listless, tragic, and slightly murderous. She was irritable and prickly with exactly those people who were the kindest to her. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#46. If you meditate in perfect peace and then flash someone an irritable look because they make noise or their child cries, you are entirely missing the point. - Author: Khandro Rinpoche
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#47. 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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#48. I went along doing the one-salad-a-night routine for a year. And I remember feeling so tired and depressed and irritable. I had no personal life. I was always flying someplace - weekends, holidays, vacations. Dinners at night were no fun because I couldn't eat. - Author: Carol Alt
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#49. Two elder sisters. In society so superior to what she had generally known, her improvement was great. She was not of so ungovernable a temper as Lydia; and, removed from the influence of Lydia's example, she became, by proper attention and management, less irritable, less ignorant, - Author: Jane Austen
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#50. In spite of the momentary desire he had just been feeling for company of any sort, on being actually spoken to he felt immediately his habitual irritable and uneasy aversion for any stranger who approached or attempted to approach him. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#51. All these troubles revolve around the irritable mutual dependence of life and art - with their need and contempt for one another. Of necessity, to create is a temporary state and cannot be possessed ... - Author: Philip Guston
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#52. In a crowd we are "microbes" infecting everyone around us, a "grain of sand amid other grains of sand, which the wind stirs up at will." We are impulsive, irritable, irrational: - Author: Jon Ronson
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#53. A marriage of two independent and equally irritable intelligences seems to me reckless to the point of insanity. - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
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#54. Bereavement seemed to work on him as a kind of blanket allergy, making him edgy and irritable to all the outside world. And of course it was reciprocal; the world receded on him. - Author: Peter R. Pouncey
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#55. Bet I know something else you don't. There's dew on the grass in the morning.'
He suddenly couldn't remember if he had known this or not, and it made him quite irritable.
'And if you look' - she nodded at the sky - 'there's a man on the moon.'
He hadn't looked for a long time. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#56. The Willoughby parents frequently forgot that they had children and became quite irritable when they were reminded of it. - Author: Lois Lowry
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#57. He's not Charonte, that would be too easy an excuse for him, and there really isn't one. He's just an irritable bastard ... Much like Savitar." Max
"I save your ass and you take a swipe at me? Really?" Savitar - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#58. People kept on calling. At first Armando told them that Jeff was in the bathroom. Then, when people started telling him that Jeff was in the bathroom a lot, he started telling them that Jeff had Irritable Bowel Syndrome. - Author: Mark Wilkins
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#59. Europeans started wearing linen underwear instead of wool. There is no record indicating that this made the Europeans less irritable, but it did make a lot more rags available. - Author: Mark Kurlansky
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#60. The biggest question of all was tinged with hope: Is it possible I can be completely well again? And more importantly, could I be brave enough to dare to believe it? - Author: Heidi Tankersley
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#61. Can any one deny that the old Israelites conceived Jahveh not only in the image of a man, but in that of a changeable, irritable, and, occasionally, violent man? - Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
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#62. Miana had been irritable all day in the carriage, but then if I'd swallowed a whole baby and it insisted on kicking the hell out of my insides I might be less than my normal tolerant self. - Author: Mark Lawrence
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#63. Today, I hold firm to my ability to say "no" to everything that doesn't fall under the umbrella of my ultimate gifts. If it doesn't allow me to offer my best self to the world, it's a graceful "no. - Author: Heidi Tankersley
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#64. To harbor hatred and animosity in the soul makes one irritable, gloomy, and prematurely old. - Author: Berthold Auerbach
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#65. He once told an interviewer, "I'm impatient with the past and irritable with the present. The future is where my concern lies, and I'm very optimistic about it. - Author: Sharon M. Moen
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#66. I do a lot of research on the placebo effect, not just in depression but in irritable bowel syndrome, pain, arthritis of the knee, migraine, asthma. - Author: Irving Kirsch
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#67. If you confidently start to move from where you are to where you want to be, it's only a matter of time before the people around you will accept what you are doing. Or, at the very least, they will realize you will not be deterred, and they'll stop trying to hold you back. - Author: Heidi Tankersley
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#68. I grew very weary and irritable with the curate's perpetual ejaculations; - Author: Mary Shelley
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#69. Think of yourself as an insensitive, nitpicking, irritable fool to use the product. - Author: Ma Huateng
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#70. What the world most needs today are negative virtues - not minding people, not being huffy, touchy, irritable or revengeful. - Author: E. M. Forster
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#71. I am a central European with an English education and a deplorable tendency to constant self-analysis. I am irritable and have weak nerves. - Author: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
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#72. I'm paranoid about shopping. I get irritable. I find it tedious and taxing. People say shopping is retail therapy, but I need therapy after shopping. - Author: Anushka Sharma
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#73. Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they'll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it: little men already. - Author: Jean De La Bruyere
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#74. It's stronger than I, she says, this idea, this need is after me all the time. The movement happens by itself, there is something in my arms that pulls me along irresistibly. If I resist I have these irritable and stifling feelings which are totally unbearable, I just have to give into this need ... - Author: Dan Stein
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#75. I think for me in terms of this kind of dichotomy you have to hold the sense of negative capability in your mind - which is Keats line about being able to hold two different ideas 'without any irritable reach after fact or reason.' - Author: Anne Waldman
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#76. As you get older, you don't get wiser. You get irritable. - Author: Doris Lessing
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#77. Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never ends . - Author: Consuelo Saah Baehr
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#78. But the main problem with our marriages was not that our husbands wouldn't share the housework but that we were unbelievably irritable young women and our husbands irritated us unbelievably. - The D Word - Author: Nora Ephron
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#79. People who feel the need to push and control tend to keep their feelings bottled up. As a result, they get shut down or remote, and their feelings come out in twisted, unhealthy ways. They become irritable, passive-aggressive, or volatile, for example. - Author: Judith Orloff
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#80. All my adult life, if I didn't have several hours a day to sit in a room by myself, I would get antsy and irritable. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#81. But indeed, nature herself seemed to have been his vintner, and at his birth charged him so thoroughly with an irritable, brandy-like disposition, that all subsequent potations were needless. - Author: Herman Melville
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#82. Usually, I work every day, seven days a week. When I go three days without writing, my body aches with anxiety; my mood is irritable. My night dreams grow wild with unconscious invention. - Author: Pete Hamill
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#83. Normally she restricts herself to a very narrow spectrum of emotions (irritable, irritated, irritating). - Author: Kate Atkinson
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#84. Breakfast was an irritable business. The clock, on the wall, MapHead noticed, seemed to make everyone unhappy. Everyone checked the clock on the wall, then rushed around looking grim. It would be a simple matter to fix it, MapHead thought. No reason not to be happy. - Author: Lesley Howarth
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#85. Nothing is more annoying in the ordinary intercourse of life than this irritable patriotism of the Americans. A foreigner will gladly agree to praise much in their country, but he would like to be allowed to criticize something, and that he is absolutely refused. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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#86. In the department of--but it is better not to mention the department. There is nothing more irritable than departments, regiments, courts of justice, and, in a word, every branch of public service. - Author: Nikolai Gogol
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#87. I am in no way an adrenaline-seeker. I'm much more of an irritable bowel syndrome kind of gal, really. And rest assured, my bowels were highly irritated by all the stress. - Author: Camille Perri
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#88. James didn't think that Izzy seemed slow, exactly. On the contrary, it was almost as if her brain was simply blissfully unencumbered by the sorts of nagging worries that left most people grumpy and irritable. James envied her a little bit. - Author: G. Norman Lippert
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#89. Abstract art is uniquely modern. It is a fundamentally romantic response to modern life - rebellious, individualistic, unconventional, sensitive, irritable. - Author: Robert Motherwell
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#90. He'd been unhappy, restless, irritable since leaving Surrey. He'd lived on memories of her. Her absence slowly strangled him. The instant he took Antonia in his arms, he breathed again. - Author: Anna Campbell
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#91. His was not an easy face to read, and no one could have told that in the past half hour he had suffered the worst knock of his life. Except that he no longer whistled into the wind or talked to his irritable mare, there was nothing to show. - Author: Winston Graham
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#92. When you meet silent and inscrutable people, don't tell them what you are thinking. When you meet irritable and self-serving people, be careful what you say. - Author: Zicheng Hong
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#93. I have developed my eye as a cinematographer through the craft of operating. When I am not operating, I am often anxious, uncertain, restless, sometimes irritable. When I am in the position of working with Steadicam or remote cameras, I fly with a broken wing. - Author: Robert Richardson
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#94. In fact I am quite snappy and irritable, and I don't know if I'd like to make myself worse in that respect. - Author: Nigella Lawson
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