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Miserable Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Miserable

Please enjoy these Miserable Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
- Anonymous

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

 

Be miserable.
Or motivate yourself.
Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
- Wayne Dyer

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

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When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

Sometimes I find that in my happy moments I could not
believe that I had ever been miserable.
- Marion Milner

The contemplative life is often miserable.
One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

I am begining to look more and more like my miserable imitators.
- Rudolph Valentino

May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might
as well open the window and kiss the night air.
- Franz Kafka

I support gay marriage.
I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
- Kinky Friedman

No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
- Walter Savage Landor

It is not every man who can be exquisitely miserable,
any more than exquisitely happy.
- James Boswell

Miserable is a good thing, though.
If you start the day miserable, nobody else can screw up your day.
- Jake Roberts

I think we're miserable partly because we have only one god,
and that's economics.
- James Hillman

What I realized was how difficult an hour show is and
how miserable you can be if you're not happy doing it.
- Victor Garber

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable,
than risk being happy.
- Robert Anthony

If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten
some material about my miserable childhood.
But as it is, I've had a great life.
- Tim Conway

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
- Voltaire

So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business,
the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will
be miserable from your very happiness.
- Baltasar Gracian

Now the Bible tells us that we are all by nature,
sinners, that we are slaves to sin and Satan,
and that unless we are converted, or born again,
we must be miserable forever.
- Jupiter Hammon

But I'm not like sad, depressed miserable person.
I guess sometimes I give off that impression.
- Edward Furlong

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully
comfortable while you're being miserable.
- Clare Boothe Luce

No one is more miserable than the person who wills
everything and can do nothing.
- Claudius

We live so little time in this world that it is no
matter how wretched and miserable we are,
if it prepares us for heaven.
- Jupiter Hammon

Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.
- Quentin Crisp

But if you don't enjoy doing something,
you'll be miserable no matter how much money you make.
- Bob Schieffer

Fate often puts all the material for happiness and
prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable
he can make himself with them.
- Don Marquis

So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons,
Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable.
- Aldous Huxley

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
- James A. Garfield

We must not fear daylight just because it almost always
illuminates a miserable world.
- Rene Magritte

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable,
for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
- Jonathan Swift

Nobody really cares if you're miserable,
so you might as well be happy.
- Cynthia Nelms

Some of the most miserable people I know are some of
the richest people in America,
they are the most miserable individuals I've ever seen.
- Chuck Norris

Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.
- Jacopo Sannazaro

The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the
Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters.
- James Tobin

I think at times I appear to be miserable when I am not...
I might be having quite a good thought at that moment,
but it seems I look miserable.
I am not.
- Damon Hill

I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy;
many,
amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
- Tacitus

Locations are all tough, all miserable.
I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners.
We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes.
- Bette Davis

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable,
without making it also ridiculous.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

I spent most of my life locked in my bedroom,
miserable about my raging acne.
- Moon Unit Zappa

For the last few years, it's been so chic for everybody to be miserable.
Like if you're in with the cool crowd,
you can't be happy.
- Lenny Kravitz

I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless,
lived on the streets, lived on friends' floors,
was happy, was miserable.
- Ben Okri

I'm a happy-go-lucky character.
I'm not that miserable.
But I can never let anyone into my world.
- Noel Gallagher

I'm not done yet making people miserable.
If they're going to make me miserable,
then I'm going to make them miserable.
- Brett Hull

A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Without literature my life would be miserable.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I think that people who get to a certain position,
and then try to ferociously defend it or build on it,
it's kind of a dead-end street.
You see people becoming miserable that way.
- Viggo Mortensen

Sure you're powerless, sure you're just one person,
sure you can't change anything...
but you don't have to be miserable about it as well.
- Lydia Lunch

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable,
but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
- Princess Diana

Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.
- Janis Joplin

There is nothing more miserable in the world than to
arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
- Erma Bombeck

The more I read about feeding times,
sleep times and waking-up times,
the more inadequate and miserable I felt.
- Gail Porter

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast,
a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
- Francis Bacon

The key to sitcom success is miserable people.
If you see a happy couple, it's just gone,
like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers.
- Matthew Perry

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
- Letitia Landon

People might love themselves with the most entire and unbounded affection,
and yet be extremely miserable.
- Joseph Butler

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castenada

I've been on jobs where there's that one actor who is just a miserable,
miserable no-good, dirty bastard, and it just turns the whole process sour.
- Joe Pantoliano

Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
- Hesiod

Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

My wife is the most awesome person in the universe.
She's made this experience much less miserable for me,
with her compassion, patience and understanding.
- Wil Wheaton

But I married a guy who treated me very badly,
but I was happy.
I was miserable, so I was happy.
- Lynn Johnston

No one is really miserable who has not tried to cheapen life.
- David Starr Jordan

Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
- Woody Allen

Do I listen to pop music because I'm miserable or am
I miserable because listen to pop music?
- John Cusack

Money is time.
With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise
would not in any sense be mine;
nay,
which would make me their miserable bondsman.
- George Gissing


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