One of the signs of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.

A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized.

I don't have a warm personal enemy left.

They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.

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Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient.

It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself.

To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.

Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.

I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions.

People use words to do battle and to hurt one another terribly, tragically and even mortally.

Banality is a terribly likely consequence of the underused of a good mind.

That is why in particular it is a female affliction.

It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.

The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together.

I can say, I am terribly frightened and fear is terrible and awful and it makes me uncomfortable, so I won't do that because it makes me uncomfortable. Or I could say get used to being uncomfortable. It is uncomfortable doing something that's risky. But so what? Do you want to stagnate and just be comfortable?

Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do.

It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain.

One should sympathize with the color, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.

You may have your suspicions, your fears, you may even believe there is something, somewhere, terribly, drastically wrong, but because someone else is in charge, because there is a part of the system above you which you don't know, you don't question it, you even distrust your own doubts.

A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can't do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war. Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still, there are things worth fighting for.

I have this theory that people in Hollywood don't read.

They read 'Vanity Fair' and then consider themselves terribly well read. I think I can basically write about anybody without getting caught.

Hemingway is terribly limited. His technique is good for short stories, for people who meet once in a bar very late at night, but do not enter into relations. But not for the novel.

When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is terribly important that you look up at the bench and feel that that person represents you and will understand you, that that person is reflective of our community and of our society.

I don't like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I'm from New York. I will kill to get what I need.

People know something has gone terribly wrong with our government and it has gotten so far off track. But people also know that there is nothing wrong in America that a good old-fashioned election can't fix.

I'm incredibly boring; I had a very happy childhood. I never starved, nor did I have a silver spoon in my mouth. I'm one of those terribly middle-of-the-road, British middle class, South London gents.

It wasn't like a Maths test where I have to strain to get it right.

I feel very close to Luna so acting her was just natural. And if I had got too nervous I'd have done terribly.

You can't have a university without having free speech, even though at times it makes us terribly uncomfortable. If students are not going to hear controversial ideas on college campuses, they're not going to hear them in America. I believe it's part of their education.

I'm terribly sad about Farrah's passing.

She was incredibly brave, and God will be welcoming her with open arms.

I'm mourning with the rest of the world for the talented, gorgeous, funny, intelligent John Forsythe but my heart is broken for the loss of my dear, dear friend and neighbor. I will miss him terribly.

Nowadays I'd describe myself as earnest, terribly earnest.

I'm the person who wants everybody in the room to feel important and happy.

There was a great strain in our family because my father didn't want anything to do with me. He was happy to see my brother and sister, but not me. I don't know why. Maybe it was shame. I don't know. But he never wanted anything to do with me. That rejection was terribly hurtful and it went on for years.

But here's the thing: I had this great job, and I would still feel terribly depressed. I would just be like, 'This isn't the sweet spot. I thought this would be it, and I don't feel happy.'

I'm not terribly sentimental.

It would be terribly boring to be earnest.

When I first started auditioning I would stutter a lot because I was so terribly frightened.

Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"

Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship.

Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money's worth.

You must never be satisfied with losing.

You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.

I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.

He really is terribly heavy going. Like running up hill in roller skates.

I'm terribly attention-seeking. It's very different once you get all this attention, though. Because then you want to control it. And you can't exactly.

I know somebody from university who's called Phil Collins and I think there's something terribly unfortunate about sharing a name With somebody who either is famous or becomes famous.

I enjoy some physical stuff. But if I had a choice between playing a scene where it's raining, it's terribly cold, I'm wet and I'm being drowned and playing a scene with dinosaur eggs in a laboratory, I'd probably take the latter. It's warmer and generally more comfortable!

I think many people are terribly afraid of being demoted by the Darwinian scheme from the role of authors and creators in their own right into being just places where things happen in the universe.

It hurts. Frankly, it hurts terribly. I have just lived one of the biggest loss of my career. It will be difficult to digest that moment. It is extremely hard to accept. I am disappointed.

The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered.

It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea.

I've worked with a lot of people who are more famous than myself who are terribly insecure.

Once the scent caught me on the street in Greenwich Village.

I stopped in my tracks and looked around. Where was it coming from? A shop? The trees? A passerby? I could not tell. I only knew the smell made me cry. I stood on the sidewalk in Greenwich Village as people brushed by, and felt suddenly young and terribly open, as if I were waiting for something. I live in an ocean of smell, and the ocean is my mother.