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    I'm so miserable without you, it's almost as if you're here!

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    In aesthetic consciousness we enter that painless state, prized by Epicurus as the state of the gods; for a moment we are delivered from the miserable pressure of the will. We celebrate the Sabbath from the penal servitude of willing; the wheel of Ixion stands still.

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    I only ever really take out my guitar when I'm miserable, which isn't necessarily a very good time to do it.

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    In giving respect we can be very happy, because we can do it in all situations. When we expect respect we are miserable, because it is not that everyone in every situation will respect us.

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    I seem to enjoy making my life miserable by taking on too many projects and always wishing I could put more time into all of them.

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    Is it not gain to have diminished the faith that it was the duty of the wretched and the miserable to be content with the lot in life which providence had awarded them?

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    I sometimes think it's like a weird elastic band. The more tragic your work is, the quicker you snap back. There's a catharsis in telling a miserable old tale; you get rid of demons.

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    Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon. It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.

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    I suppose that's what happens when you make other people's lives miserable: life gets miserable back at you.

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    It can be a miserable profession, acting, because you always want what you can’t have.

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    I thank God daily for the good fortune of my birth, for I am certain I would have made a miserable peasant.

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    I think books were my salvation, they saved me from being miserable.

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    I think the only person a writer has an obligation to is himself. If what I write doesn't fulfill something in me, if I don't honestly feel it's the best I can do, then I'm miserable.

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    It is a consolation of human life that the sick forget what it is like to feel well, or the miserable to be happy.

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    It is a comfort to the miserable to have comrades in misfortune, but it is a poor comfort after all.

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    It is a most miserable lot to be without an enemy. [No man can be successful without being envied and hated.]

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    It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home.

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    It is a miserable thing to live in suspense; it is the life of the spider.

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    It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they will profit from misfortune or be miserable.

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    It is not being deceived, but undeceived, that renders us miserable.

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    I should like to bury something precious in every place where I've been happy and then, when I'm old and ugly and miserable, I could come back and dig it up and remember.

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    I think to feel this happy is to be miserable, to feel this much satisfaction is to burn.

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    I think we could get people to both be more productive and happier. We're less productive as individuals. We're less productive as companies, and we're more miserable.

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    I try to paint from life, but I had such a miserable experience with Bonaparte, who wouldn't sit still and kept mumbling about catching a cold and something incoherent about Wellington , so I finally decided to work from photos.

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    It's about showing up. And sometimes I don't do it. I almost always regret it, but sometimes I don't do it. Sometimes I walk into a situation where I'm intimidated and I want to be liked and I want to fit in, and I don't choose authenticity. And it's always pretty miserable.

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

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    It is right that the good should be happy, that the wicked and the impious on the other hand, should be miserable; that is a truth, I believe, which no one will gainsay.

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    I've been poor and neglected, in the middle and cherished, then rich and miserable and back to the middle and now happy. I've lived it all.

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    I used to think you had to live this miserable life and that that would make you funnier, but you don't. The misery will come. The misery will find you.

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    I've never known about anyone being helped by being told how wretched, miserable, sinful, and evil they are.

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    I've seen schizophrenics who are so hopeless, you couldn't cheer them, and their lives are miserable and they end up as suicides. That's not right.

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    I wanted to resign from the planet, not just music. It stopped being fun with success. Money got in the way. Everybody got greedy, including me. Fear set in. I got miserable when I became a commodity.

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    It's so miserable and so easy to keep slamming Titanic -- I'll shut up.

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    I was exactly having fun. I was stone miserable, but I wasn't hating doing it; I was loving doing it, but it's just damaged and warped.

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    I've never met anybody who was helped by being told how wretched, miserable and sinful they are.

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    I was sort of miserable and depressed. Music was my savior, but it was also the thing that I felt at times was breaking my heart.

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    I would definitely say pleasure is not happiness. Because I think I kill pleasure. Like I take too much of it in, and therefore make it un-pleasurable, like too much coffee, and you're miserable.

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    I was a bartender at a Pizzeria Uno's for nine years. The people I worked with were amazing, but it was quite possibly the most miserable time of my life.

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    Let the artist have just enough to eat, and the tools of this trade: ask nothing of him. Materially make the life of the artist sufficiently miserable to be unattractive, and no-one will take to art save those in whom the divine daemon is absolute.

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    Larry David called me and said, "You can never watch The West Wing again. Either the show is going to be great without you and you're going to be miserable, or the show is going to be less than great without you and you're going to be miserable." So I had them send a tape of the first episode that I didn't do. I put it in the VCR and I don't think I got 15 seconds in before I leapt up and slammed it off! It felt like I was watching somebody make out with my girlfriend. I've never seen a West Wing episode in seasons five, six or seven.

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    Let a prince be guarded with soldiers, attended by councillors, and shut up in forts; yet if his thoughts disturb him, he is miserable.

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    Let thy fortune be what it will, 'tis thy mind alone that makes thee poor or rich, miserable or happy.

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    Life can be pleasant or miserable. To lead a fruitful life, and to make it positive, practice analytical meditation.

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    Life is short, and I'd rather be sitting in the poor house doing what I love doing than making a lot of money and being miserable. Life is very short.

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    Jerome said, It's like, a family doesn't work anymore when everyone in it is more miserable than they would be if they were alone, You know?

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    Listening to Chris Moyles on Radio 1 is the most miserable thing any human being can do, but attending awards ceremonies isn't far behind.

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    Look not to yourselves! You are by nature wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. Look simply unto Jesus.

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    Man's grandeur is that he knows himself to be miserable.

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    Man is more miserable, more restless and unsatisfied than ever before, simply because half his nature--the spiritual--is starving for true food, and the other half--the material--is fed with bad food.

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    Many things can make you miserable for weeks; few can bring you a whole day of happiness.