Self-pity is the bestiality of emotions: it absolutely disgusts people. When you're feeling pity for yourself, and somebody says to you 'You think maybe it's time for the pity party to be over? You should stop feeling sorry for yourself and try to think positive,' it makes you wish you could saw their head off.— Augusten Burroughs
Delicious Pity Party quotations
Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
I used to have a real problem with self-pity.
Every time the devil would throw a pity party, I would attend.
A party without a cake is just a meeting.
Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
It's time to blow out the candles on the pity party cake.
Sweat has the power to end a pity party in such a way that even the hostess is happy.
Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined effort.
[On the socialites in New York in the Nineties who devoted themselves to politics, charities, and other volunteer work:] I never knew but one woman who devoted her life exclusively to the social game. She ended her days arranging dinner parties with paper dolls, a breakdown pitiful to watch.
Pity the Party without enough woman power - there will always be dreamers and leaders, but the dreams won't come true, nor will the leaders reach their goal, without the ready doers.
I love pity parties. I wish I'd brought hats.
Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
While I have always, felt like an outsider, it's because of the professional choices I have made, so it's not like I am planning to throw myself a giant pity party.
Everything with me is either worship and passion or pity and understanding.
I hate rarely, though when I hate, I hate murderously. For example now, I hate the bank and everything connected with it. I also hate Dutch paintings, penis-sucking, parties, and cold rainy weather. But I am much more preoccupied with loving.
The problem with pity parties is very few people come, and those who do don't bring presents.
I was working through a lot of challenges at every angle of my life, and a lot of self-doubt, a lot of pity-partying. And I think every woman in her twenties has been there - where it feels like no matter what you are doing to fight through the thing that is holding you back, nothing can fill that void.
In the field of controversy I always pity the moderate party, who stand on the open middle ground exposed to the fire of both sides.
Am I lonely? Yes. Am I upset? Yes. Am I confused? Yes. Do I have my days when I've thrown a little pity party for myself? Absolutely. But I'm also doing really well. I'd be a robot if I said I didn't feel moments of anger, of hurt, of embarrassment... [but] You joke and say, 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger'.
Self Pity is the most miserable party to go to, because, in case you haven't noticed, you're the only one who is there.
Men naturally sympathize with the calamities of individuals;
but they are inclined to look on a fallen party with contempt rather than with pity.
When you have lived longer in this world and outlived the enthusiastic and pleasing illusions of youth, you will find your love and pity for the race increase tenfold, your admiration and attachment to a particular party or opinion fall away altogether.
We are so not breaking out the violins and pity partying.
This isn’t happening to you, princess,” Sabine snapped before I could do more than shake my head. “This is happening to us. While you spent the past few months prancing around in ignorant bliss, we were all being possessed, or kidnapped, or stalked by this hellion. So dry your tears and take off the tiara, because this is a call to arms, not a pity party. You’re not going to find any sympathy here.
Amy bit her lip. "I was so scared, Dan. I couldn't think. She shook her head. "I feel so ashamed of myself. If it wasn't for you, we would have been toast." "Whoa," Dan said. "If you're throwing a pity party for yourself, don't invite me." He poked her. "You were the one who got Jonah to find us. Awesome lung power. I thought you only used that volume to get me out of the bathroom.
Time to stop crying, time to get her act together and do something.
Time to move beyond the pity party.