quote by Judith Guest

Geez, if I could get through to you, kiddo, that depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. Reduction, see? Of all feeling. People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.

— Judith Guest

Simplistic Stiff Upper Lip quotations

Stiff upper lip quote Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your w
Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it's best to be quiet.

Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling.

People that keep stiff upper lips find that it's hard to smile.

Stiff upper lip quote Crying is how your hear speaks when your lips can't explain the pain you feel.
Crying is how your hear speaks when your lips can't explain the pain you feel.
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Don't be too brave. Bravery is a fine thing on some occasions, but sometimes it can be quite a dangerous thing. The stiff upper lip is not always the best.

And so I was very grateful that I didn't do the British stiff upper lip, but I went straight to a therapist. And she was wonderful and helpful, and I went for about two years.


I studied in Britain and spent great moments of my life there as a student living in Belsize Park. I admire the British trait of the stiff upper lip in the face of adversity. My wife studied in Britain too and both of us have many friends there.

Stiff upper lip quote For beautiful eye look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only wo
For beautiful eye look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Only yield when you must, never "give up the ship," but fight on to the last "with a stiff upper lip!

It is poison - rank poison - to knuckle down to care and hardships.

They must come to us all, albeit in different shapes, and we may not escape them. It is not possible. But we may swindle them out of half of their puissance with a stiff upper lip.

Christianity is in no way a stoic faith.

It fundamentally rejects the "stiff upper lip" school of thought.

Stiff upper lip quote I swear that when our lips touch I can taste the next sixty years of my life.
I swear that when our lips touch I can taste the next sixty years of my life.

And though hard be the task, 'Keep a stiff upper lip'.


It's a very valuable function and requirement that you're performing, so have a great day and keep a stiff upper lip.

It's a peculiarity of the Norwegian culture and of the English and American, too, that men are not supposed to cry. Stiff upper lip and all that. But the Vikings cried like women in public or privately. They soaked their beards with tears and were not one bit ashamed about it. Yet, they were as quick to draw their swords as they were to shed tears. So, what's all this crap about men having to hold in their sorrow and grief and disappointment?