1. 10

    A woman in agony of spirit might turn her head just so; a man in deep humiliation probably would wring his hands in such a way. From straws like these, drawn from completely different sources, the fabric of a character may be built.

  2. 9

    One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.

  3. 8

    Man's unique agony as a species consists in his perpetual conflict between the desire to stand out and the need to blend in.

  4. 7

    I have written a raucous valentine to a poet's dream and agony.

  5. 6

    One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.

  6. 5

    All of us who served in one war or another know very well that all wars are the glory and the agony of the young.

  7. 4

    I like a look of Agony, because I know it's true -- men do not sham Convulsion, nor simulate, a Throe --

  8. 3

    The exercise of power in this century has meant for all of us in the United States not arrogance, but agony.

  9. 2

    There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

  10. 1

    On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.