I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out;

and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.

I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure.

Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football - please.

Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate with all your pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones.

The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.

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Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.

Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.

Short, successful military adventures are as effective as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths.

Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.

Do it now! can affect every phase of your life.

It can help you do the things you should do but don't feel like doing. It can keep you from procrastinating when an unpleasant duty faces you. But it can also help you do those things that you want to do. It helps you seize those precious moments that, if lost, may never be retrieved.

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant: a man should not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in his path.

We don't often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle.

We all prefer to think that every man who wore the blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart.

The gift of life is present at every moment--even moments that seem insignificant or unpleasant.

The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose.

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

The unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism.

Man demands truth and fulfills this demand in moral intercourse with other men;

this is the basis of all social life. One anticipates the unpleasant consequences of reciprocal lying. From this there arises the duty of truth. We permit epic poets to lie because we expect no detrimental consequences in this case. Thus the lie is permitted where it is considered something pleasant. Assuming that it does no harm, the lie is beautiful and charming.

School-days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence.

They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, brutal violations of common sense and common decency. It doesn't take a reasonably bright boy long to discover that most of what is rammed into him is nonsense, and that no one really cares very much whether he learns it or not.

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality;

they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.

Ponder deep wisdom, dark or clear,Each secret fishy hope or fear.

Fish say, they have their Stream and Pond;But is there anything Beyond?This life cannot be All, they swear,For how unpleasant, if it were!One may not doubt that, somehow, GoodShall come of Water and of Mud;And, sure, the reverent eye must seeA Purpose in Liquidity.

Pardon me, you are not engaged to any one.

When you do become engaged to some one, I, or your father, should his health permit him, will inform you of the fact. An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant, as the case may be. It is hardly a matter that she could be allowed to arrange for herself.

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average man.

In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant.

There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.

Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan, most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today. I know that because I've had the unpleasant experience of having to serve with her.

My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively approaching a multicentric world, which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left, unpleasant questions.

The end of poetry is not to create a physical condition which shall give pleasure to the mind... The end of poetry is not an after-effect, not a pleasurable memory of itself, but an immediate, constant and even unpleasant insistence upon itself.

As it turns out, as an adult I can have a very unpleasant, fierce and unforgiving temper at times. But I don't think I had that when I was a kid.

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person.

Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

We have all examined our past critically and are very much aware of even the unpleasant things. Now, we need to look at what we plan to do with the lessons we have learned from the past.

With God's help and guidance, we shall soon see the end of this most unpleasant chapter in our history.

I've worked with very few that I considered unpleasant. Dennis the Menace was a joy to work on.

Then in the darkness and purity of the meadows he began to feel that the world had many secrets, that they were shattering even to glimpse or sense, and that they were not necessarily unpleasant. In certain states of light he could see, he could begin to sense, things most miraculous indeed. Although it seemed self-serving, he concluded nonetheless, after a lifetime of adhering to the diffuse principles of a science he did not know, that there was life after death, that the dead rose into a mischievous world of pure light, that something most mysterious lay beyond the the enfolding darkness, something wonderful.

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.

Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours;

whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections.

profanity and obscenity entitle people who don't want unpleasant information to close their ears and eyes to you.

The race problem in the United States is the type of unpleasant problem which we would rather do without but which refuses to be buried.

It's hard not to get a big head in the film industry, there are people on a set paid to cater to your every need, from the minute you arrive until you go home. It's kind of strange, but not unpleasant.

When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life.

I live in the present at the same time that I live in the past with my characters. It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant.

Hills are unpleasant, so I like to get them over with as quickly as possible.

I still have never met Harry Saltzman, and was told he is quite unpleasant.

If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant and degrading experience.

Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it. It would be a nightmare if we started to really think about it; it would tie our hands, it would tie everyone else's hands.

The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked, and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses are revealed and diagnosed, "then" what do we do?

I have been agreeably disappointed in my idea of the camels.

They are far from unpleasant to ride; in fact, it is much less fatiguing than riding on horseback, and even with the little practice I have yet had, I find it shakes me less.

Telling the community a serial killer is out there stirs up a lot of unpleasant attention.

I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire.

.. that's the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me. I take my hammer and I squash a figure.

Even the most seemingly unpleasant situations - if you become aligned with it, something good will emerge from that.