Top 100 Quotes About Wretched

#1. My virginity, that from my childhood kept me company, is heavier than I can endure to bear. Forgive me, Cupid, for thou art god, and I a wretched creature: I have sinn'd; but be thou merciful, and grant that yet I may enjoy what thou wilt have me love!

Francis Beaumont

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#2. The most paradoxical aspect of neurotic shame is that it is the core motivator of the superachieved and the underachieved, the star and the scapegoat, the righteous and the wretched, the powerful and the pathetic.

John Bradshaw

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#3. [ ... ] we can't make a decision between being sad for a little while and being wretched for the rest of our lives. Or rather we've made the decision and have trouble finding the courage to carry it through.

Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

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#4. Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.

Lucius Accius

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#5. We need to fall, and we need to be aware of it; for if we did not fall, we should not know how weak and wretched we are of ourselves, nor should we know our Maker's marvellous love so fully ...

Julian Of Norwich

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#6. Civilization, or that which is so called, has operated two ways to make one part of society more affluent and the other part more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state.

Thomas Paine

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#7. But it is only in epic tragedies that gloom is unrelieved. In real life tragedy and comedy are so intermingled that when one is most wretched ridiculous things happen to make one laugh in spite of oneself.

Georgette Heyer

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#8. Sick in the world's regard, wretched and low.

William Shakespeare

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#9. Wretched set of incompetent noodles.

Adam Hochschild

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#10. In falling markets, there is nothing that has not happened before. The bear or pessimist sees only the past, which imprisons the wretched financial soul in eternal circles of boom and bust and boom again.

James Buchan

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#11. As long as the attitude is to only show the sheet metal, then automobile advertising will continue to be wretched.

Jerry Della Femina

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#12. The rocking of the deck beneath his feet made his stomach heave, and the wretched food tasted even worse when retched back up.

George R R Martin

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#13. People convince themselves that they have been robbed when they have not, in fact, been robbed. Such thinking comes from a wretched allegiance to the notion of scarcity - from the belief that the world is a place of dearth, and that there will never be enough of anything to go around.

Elizabeth Gilbert

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#14. Writing is wretched, discouraging, physically unhealthy, infinitely frustrating work. And when it all comes together it's utterly glorious.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Pep Talk

Ralph Peters

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#15. A socialist is just someone who is unable to get over his or her astonishment that most people who have lived and died have spent lives of wretched, fruitless, unremitting toil.

Terry Eagleton

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#16. Even in the most wretched life, there's hope.

Michelle Moran

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#17. It is a wretched thing when amusement becomes a vocation. Amusement should be used to do us good "like a medicine"; it must never be used as the food of the individual.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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#18. If our houses, or clothes, our household furniture and utensils are not works of art, they are either wretched makeshifts, or, what is worse, degrading shams of better things.

William Morris

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#19. Though I'd proven to be a wretched, foolish woman, I knew deep in my broken heart that God was still just as good and loving as he'd been the moment he plucked a rib from Adam's side and used that bone to give me life.

Kristen Reed

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#20. I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.

Eugene V. Debs

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#21. Then to side with Truth is noble when we share her wretched crust, Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and 't is prosperous to be just; Then it is the brave man chooses, while the coward stands aside, Doubting in his abject spirit, till his Lord is crucified.

James Russell Lowell

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#22. Oh, man! Live your own life and no longer be wretched!

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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#23. What a beautiful art, but what a wretched profession.

Georges Bizet

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#24. It is a wretched thing to live on the fame of others.


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#25. I do not think that life will change for the better without an assault on the Establishment, which goes on exploiting the wretched of the earth.

Huey Newton

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#26. The thing that usually gets me through the writing is that my feelings of wretched inadequacy are irregularly punctuated by brief flashes of omnipotence.

James L. Brooks

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#27. Alas, how wretched is the being who depends on the stability of public favour!

Sarah Siddons

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#28. Ever since the morning, Pierre had beheld many frightful sufferings in that woeful white train. But none had so distressed his soul as did that wretched female skeleton, liquefying in the midst of its lace and its millions.

Emile Zola

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#29. A boat, even a wrecked and wretched boat
still has all the possibilities of moving

Dionne Brand

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#30. The wretched bodies of the condemned shall simmer and blaze in those living fires.


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#31. The kindness fell on him as sunshine falls on the wretched - he had no heart to taste it, and felt that it was very far off him.

George Eliot

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#32. We turn our backs on nature; we are ashamed of beauty. Our wretched tragedies have a smell of the office clinging to them, and the blood that trickles from them is the color of printer's ink.

Albert Camus

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#33. Taryn, is it really that bad? (Janine)
Considering the fact that I'm stuck out in this wretched heat wearing high heels with a black car that currently wouldn't go downhill with a hurricane pushing it, I'd say yes. (Taryn)

Sherrilyn Kenyon

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#34. If God be my friend, I cannot be wretched.


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#35. Under Bernie Sanders, Western workers would definitely do much better, but the rest of the world, the "wretched of the Earth" would still have to pay the bill.

Andre Vltchek

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#36. Surely there is no more wretched sight that the human body unloved and uncared for.

Corrie Ten Boom

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#37. Knowlege of God without knowledge of man's wretchedness leads to pride. Knowledge of man's wretchedness without knowledge of God leads to despair. Knowledge of Jesus Christ is the middle course, because by it we discover both God and our wretched state.

Blaise Pascal

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#38. He will experience that prickle, that shiver of disgust that afflicts him in both his happiest and most wretched moments, the one that asks him who he thinks he is to inconvenience so many people, to think he has the right to keep going when even his own body tells him he should stop.

Hanya Yanagihara

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#39. I did, however, manage to do it without hurting those dogs. Very considerate of me. Don't let it be said I'm not an animal lover-that wretched kitsune aside.

Richelle Mead

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#40. But deep in my heart I know that the most wretched among you have seen a divine face emerge from their darkness.

Albert Camus

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#41. It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.

Isaac D'Israeli

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#42. Great grief is a divine and terrible radiance which transfigures the wretched.

Victor Hugo

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#43. Faustus: Stay, Mephistopheles, and tell me, what good will
my soul do thy lord?
Mephistopheles: Enlarge his kingdom.
Faustus: Is that the reason he tempts us thus?
Mephistopheles: Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris.
(It is a comfort to the wretched to have companions in misery)

Christopher Marlowe

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#44. It makes me so desperately sad to witness just how unforgivably wretched our world has become.

Ralph Steadman

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#45. The wretched beings depicted by Millet touch us profoundly because he loved them profoundly. They have nothing in common with vulgar ugliness. Beauty will always remain the highest aim of art.

Jules Breton

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#46. Few consider how much we are indebted to government, because few can represent how wretched mankind would be without it.

Francis Atterbury

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#47. Filling a place with people who had no hope and knew they were about to descend into a rotten, horrific spiral of insanity ended up creating some of the most wretched anarchic zones ever known to man.

James Dashner

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#48. Why was this heart of mine formed with so much sensibility! Or why not my fortune adapted to its impulses! Tenderness without a capacity of relieving only makes the man who feels it more wretched than the object which sues for assistance.

Oliver Goldsmith

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#49. Faith is the consolation of the wretched and the terror of the happy.

Luc De Clapiers

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#50. The learned has grieve by instructing foolish disciple surely,
As a wicked wife or with the wretched having familiarity.
[4] 1.4 Chanakya

Munindra Misra

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#51. Wretched excess is an unfortunate human trait that turns a perfectly good idea such as Christmas into a frenzy of last-minute shopping.

Jon Anderson

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#52. By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.

Adolf Hitler

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#53. I wondered if everyone had a secret like this, something slightly wretched, bent and corroded with time, like a lost key that might not even unlock anything anymore. And if, in the end, it might be the only thing that mattered.

Jessica Soffer

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#54. From forty years' experience of the wretched guess-work of the newspapers of what is not done in open daylight, and of their falsehood even as to that, I rarely think them worth reading, and almost never worth notice.

Thomas Jefferson

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#55. Eleanor went to her room where she was free to think and be wretched.

Jane Austen

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#56. For what is genius, I ask you, but the capacity to be obsessed? ... We have all been geniuses, you and I; but sooner or later it is beaten out of us, the glory faded, and by the age of seven most of us are nothing but wretched little adults.

Steven Millhauser

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#57. In all the debate about Afghanistan, we don't hear much about our obligation to the wretched lives of Afghan women. They are being treated as collateral damage as the big boys discuss geopolitical goals.

Tina Brown

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#58. You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age; wretched in both.

William Shakespeare

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#59. Nietzsche's ideas and plans: for example, the idea of giving up the whole wretched academic world to form a secular monastic community.

Karl Jaspers

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#60. The essence of pop stardom is immaturity - a wretched little pseudo-musical gift, a development of the capacity to shock, a short-lived notoriety, extreme depression, a yielding to the suicidal impulse.

Anthony Burgess

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#61. Man's greatness comes from knowing that he is wretched: a tree does not know it is wretched. Thus it is wretched to know that one is wretched, but there is greatness in knowing one is wretched.

Blaise Pascal

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#62. Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals: that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares; for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings.


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#63. The more imagination the reader has ... the more he will do for himself. He will, at a mere hint from the author, flood wretched material with suggestion and never guess that he is himself chiefly making what he enjoys.

C.S. Lewis

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#64. Pleasure always means not to think about anything, to forget suffering even where it is shown. Basically it is helplessness. It is flight; not, as is asserted, flight from a wretched reality, but from the last remaining thought of resistance.

Theodor W. Adorno

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#65. A wretched parent who claims obedience from his children, without first doing his duty by them, excites nothing but contempt.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#66. You can be happy with money and you can be wretched with it. It depends on what kind of person you are.
A Prologue to Love

Taylor Caldwell

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#67. We are fools to depend upon the society of our fellow-men. Wretched as we are, powerless as we are, they will not aid us; we shall die alone.

Blaise Pascal

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#68. Every soul is wretched that becomes bound in friendship to perishable things. The soul is torn apart when the thing loved is lost. The wretchedness was perhaps always there, masked by the beloved thing that has been stripped away.

Augustine Of Hippo

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#69. You will know that wretched men are the cause of their own suffering, who neither see nor hear the good that is near them, and few are the ones who know how to secure release from their troubles.


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#70. Just knowing that they could read made the Baudelaire orphans feel as if their wretched lives could be a little brighter.

Lemony Snicket

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#71. When one is overcome by this wretched, clinging desire in the world, one's sorrows increase like grass growing up after a lot of rain.

Gautama Buddha

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#72. O, how wretched is that poor man that hangs on princes' favors.

William Shakespeare

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#73. Publishing would be so wonderful without those wretched authors.

Jonathan Galassi

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#74. The keenest pangs the wretched find Are rapture to the dreary void, The leafless desert of the mind, The waste of feelings unemployed.

Lord Byron

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#75. Some of you ... have never read a Patrick O'Brian novel. I beseech you to start now. Start with Master and Commander, which should be available in paperback from your nearest bookseller. And if he-or she-does not have a copy, then beat the wretched fellow.

Kevin Myers

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#76. When he was reading he could fly away into the wildest skies of imagination, untethered to the reality that his soul was trapped in a wretched creature cobbled together from meat and bone, like us all.

Christopher Moore

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#77. Here mankind discarded civilization as if it were an article of clothing and left behind every decent feeling: love; loyalty; simply everything. Here it stood naked, and exhibited it's wretched soul. Here, faced with the realm of death, all the baseness and cruelty of mankind was on display.

Schoschana Rabinovici

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#78. Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven.

Samuel Hopkins

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#79. In wretched little lives like that, someone must intervene. Or at least mark their sad comings and goings. Mark and if possible permanently record so they'll be remembered. For a better day, later on, when people will understand.

Philip K. Dick

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#80. Better to accept the wretched truth than struggle, twisting to make a wish a reality.

Louise Penny

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#81. I looked up from the street and again at the wretched captives. I vowed not to let the noises of the city drown out their voices or rob me of my past. It was less painful to forget, but I would look and I would remember.

Lawrence Hill

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#82. Look not to yourselves! You are by nature wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. Look simply unto Jesus.

J.C. Ryle

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#83. I know myself a Man
Which is a proud and yet a wretched thing.

Sir John Davies

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#84. One has followed the other in an endless circle, for it is certain that as man's insight increases so he finds both wretchedness and greatness within himself. In a word man knows he is wretched. Thus he is wretched because he is so, but he is truly great because he knows it.

Blaise Pascal

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#85. In prosperous fortunes be modest and wise, The greatest may fall, and the lowest may rise: But insolent People that fall in disgrace, Are wretched and nobody pities their Case.

Benjamin Franklin

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#86. If happy I and wretched he, Perhaps the king would change with me.

Charles Mackay

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#87. Wretched, in a word, because she had behaved as any healthy and virtuous English girl ought to behave and not in some other, abnormal, extraordinary way.

Aldous Huxley

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#88. To deny people of their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. To impose on them a wretched life of huger and deprivation is to dehumanize them. But such has been the terrible fate of all black persons in our country under the system of apartheid.

Nelson Mandela

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#89. Oh, things are wretched, miserable!' said Oblonsky, and sighed heavily.

Leo Tolstoy

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#90. However wretched her origins, she chose freely to continue her crimes against us from the moment she woke to this life. It is easy to forgive beautiful women, especially when they lay a sorrowful tale before you like a sugar-dusted meal. It does not mean they deserve forgiveness.

Catherynne M Valente

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#91. Here were we wretched creatures of men making for each other's throats, and outraging the good earth which God had made so fair a habitation.

John Buchan

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#92. And there was revived in her the wretched sentiment which had often come to her before, that in inhabiting the fleshly tabernacle with which Nature had endowed her she was somehow doing wrong.

Thomas Hardy

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#93. My whole wretched life swam before my weary eyes, and I realized no matter what you do it's bound to be a waste of time in the end so you might as well go mad.

Jack Kerouac

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#94. When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, Wretched, bored, dejected; only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you're near.

Samuel Hoffenstein

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#95. Poor thing, consigned to a life of frivolousness and wretched things for breakfast. Not allowed to go to school or do anything worthwhile, and eel pie besides.

Connie Willis

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#96. Never rise from the table without having given due thanks to the Lord. If we act in this way, we need have no fear of the wretched sin of gluttony.

Pio Of Pietrelcina

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#97. Listlessness to everything, but brooding sorrow, was the night that fell on my undisciplined heart. Let me look up from it - as at last I did, thank Heaven! - and from its long, sad, wretched dream, to dawn.

Charles Dickens

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#98. Youth was often wretched, the struggle to become themselves tore the young to shreds, but sometimes, after the struggle, better days began.

Salman Rushdie

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#99. People break all the time, no lie there and when that wretched break happens something is usually lost, left behind confused or some is hurt, a member of the family, a child, pure and innocent of the cruel world, dangerous adult men and women.

Abigail George

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#100. Most people die at the last minute; others twenty years beforehand, some even earlier. They are the wretched of the earth.

Louis-Ferdinand Celine

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