If you have no enemies you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends.
— Elbert Hubbard

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
George Santayana predicament quote

...it is in the nature of original contemporary art to present itself as a bad risk. And we the public...should be proud of being in this predicament, because nothing else would seem to us quite true to life; and art, after all, is supposed to be a mirror of life.
— Leo Steinberg

Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
— Paul De Man

I am told that today rather more than 60 per cent of the men who go to university go on a Government grant. This is a new class that has entered upon the scene. It is the white-collar proletariat. They do not go to university to acquire culture but to get a job, and when they have got one, scamp it. They have no manners and are woefully unable to deal with any social predicament. Their idea of a celebration is to go to a public house and drink six beers. They are mean, malicious and envious . They are scum.
— predicament quotation by W. Somerset Maugham