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#misery

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All that hatred down there," he said, "all that hatred and misery and love. It's a wonder it doesn't blow the avenue apart.


James Baldwin


#love #misery #love

I wish I could hate you," he said. His voice was light, his mouth curved in an unconcerned half smile, his eyes sick with misery. "I want to hate you. I try to hate you. It would be so much easier if I did hate you. Sometimes I do hate you and then I see you and I...


Cassandra Clare


#misery

wanting what you could not have led to misery and madness


Cassandra Clare


#clockwork-prince #infernal-devices #madness #misery #tessa-gray

That summer, Titanic fever gripped Kabul. People smuggled pirated copies of the film from Pakistan- sometimes in their underwear. After curfew, everyone locked their doors, turned out the lights, turned down the volume, and reaped tears for Jack and Rose and the passengers of the doomed ship. If there was electrical power, Mariam, Laila, and the children watched it too. A dozen times or more, they unearthed the TV from behind the tool-shed, late at night, with the lights out and quilts pinned over the windows. At the Kabul River, vendors moved into the parched riverbed. Soon, from the river's sunbaked hollows, it was possible to buy Titanic carpets, and Titanic cloth, from bolts arranged in wheelbarrows. There was Titanic deodorant, Titanic toothpaste, Titanic perfume, Titanic pakora, even Titanic burqas. A particularly persistent beggar began calling himself "Titanic Beggar." "Titanic City" was born. It's the song, they said. No, the sea. The luxury. The ship. It's the sex, they whispered. Leo, said Aziza sheepishly. It's all about Leo. "Everybody wants Jack," Laila said to Mariam. "That's what it is. Everybody wants Jack to rescue them from disaster. But there is no Jack. Jack is not coming back. Jack is dead.


Khaled Hosseini


#misery #war #heroism

A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.


P.G. Wodehouse


#misery #moroseness #subconscious #humor

do you know why it hurts so much? It hurts because I fell into what I was running away from. It hurts because you taught me to fight for what I deserved only to find that it's you I have to fight for! You made me believe I deserved the best, to be loved, cared, and cherished.You said it's best if it was YOU but why do you let me feel like an option, like the rest of the gang not even at least your best friend. Why do you take me for granted, why do you not run out of excuses, why is it easy for you to leave and ignore me? You made me strong, you made believe in myself only to be challenged by You!...Yes, it hurts so much to be hurt by You!


verloren


#misery #pain #sad #unrequited-love #love

Those places where sadness and misery abound are favoured settings for stories of ghosts and apparitions. Calcutta has countless such stories hidden in its darkness, stories that nobody wants to admit they believe but which nevertheless survive in the memory of generations as the only chronicle of the past. It is as if the people who inhabit the streets, inspired by some mysterious wisdom, relalise that the true history of Calcutta has always been written in the invisible tales of its spirits and unspoken curses.


Carlos Ruiz Zafón


#calcutta #chronicle-of-the-past #darkness #generations #ghosts

For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.


John Calvin


#avoid #god #great #him #mighty

My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams, but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance till they swallow me as a description of his misery.


John Cleveland


#channel #description #disturbance #guide #his

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.


Aldous Huxley


#any #ever #human #human activity #importance






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