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#1. It's an open horizon before us, as far as the eye can see: no angst and no games, just mutual delight. So simple, but so rich. Like chocolate. Not a gold-dusted truffle or a foofy pastry tower teetering on a crystal platter, but a plain, honest bar of the best chocolate in the world. - Author: Laini Taylor
Angst quotes by Laini Taylor
#2. I wasn't a very academic kid, and music was the way for all that feeling and angst and sex and love and anger to be channelled. - Author: Dave Davies
Angst quotes by Dave Davies
#3. I knew this for a fact. Little by little, the ache to see him, to hear him would disappear. Little by little I'd forget how his arms felt, how his fingers felt, how his lips felt..the sound of his voice, the intensity of his gaze, all of it. Trace by trace it would slip from my mind, recede into foggy memory. The painful haze that dulled my present would melt into the past. Maybe not all the way, maybe there would be a few scars. Maybe I'd be different, but I'd be me again. Little by little. - Author: Jennifer DeLucy
Angst quotes by Jennifer DeLucy
#4. My point here is to insist that the rich should pay their way, and that they can easily afford to do so. All of the angst of canceling vital government programs to close the deficit is a charade put on by the rich for the rich. With a fair tax structure and a just contribution of the rich to the rest of society, we can afford a truly civilized America. Let - Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs
Angst quotes by Jeffrey D. Sachs
#5. A year earlier my parents had moved us out of the city to a split-level on Long Island, their idea of the American dream, which meant it as now an hour-and-a-half commute via the 7:06 Hicksville to Penn Station every morning. (Dark City Lights) - Author: Jonathan Santlofer
Angst quotes by Jonathan Santlofer
#6. The hero is a secret agent? Well, who gives a crap about the rest of his case once he has met the heroine. Time for moody angst! - Author: Sherry Thomas
Angst quotes by Sherry Thomas
#7. It is phenomenal how fast a little toot of smack will take away the agony of withdrawal and most other kinds of pain. What it cannot take away it makes meaningless. You may still have a broken arm, but somehow it doesn't matter so much. The same is true for angst and anxiety. It cancels pain so hidden that you were unaware of its existence until it disappeared. - Author: Edward Bunker
Angst quotes by Edward Bunker
#8. It's going to be interesting to watch presidential elections in around 2040, when voters can dig up candidates' teenage angst pics and posts from old social media and discussion forum archives. - Author: Mikko Hypponen
Angst quotes by Mikko Hypponen
#9. It's much easier to write when you're sad. But you can end up isolated and depressed because you almost need to put yourself in that situation to have that angst to write from. - Author: Natalie Imbruglia
Angst quotes by Natalie Imbruglia
#10. When I started out as a music journalist, at the end of the 1980s, it was generally assumed that we were living through the lamest music era the world would ever see. But those were also the years when hip-hop exploded, beatbox disco soared, indie rock took off, and new wave invented a language of teen angst. - Author: Rob Sheffield
Angst quotes by Rob Sheffield
#11. When we pick up the newspaper at breakfast, we expect - we even demand - that it brings us momentous events since the night before ... We expect our two-week vacations to be romantic, exotic, cheap, and effortless..We expect anything and everything. We expect the contradictory and the impossible. We expect compact cars which are spacious; luxurious cars which are economical. We expect to be rich and charitable, powerful and merciful, active and reflective, kind and competitive. We expect to be inspired by mediocre appeals for excellence, to be made literate by illiterate appeals for literacy ... to go to 'a church of our choice' and yet feel its guiding power over us, to revere God and to be God. Never have people been more the masters of their environment. Yet never has a people felt more deceived and disappointed. For never has a people expected so much more than the world could offer. - Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
Angst quotes by Daniel J. Boorstin
#12. Lesley Gore's part-time field was pop singer, and in her brief but urgent prime, she was the Queen of Teen Angst. She endured heartbreak as a birthday girl betrayed by her beau in 'It's My Party,' savored revenge in the sequel 'Judy's Turn to Cry' and belted the proto-feminist anthem 'You Don't Own Me.' - Author: Richard Corliss
Angst quotes by Richard Corliss
#13. Somebody's got to win this war, right? - Author: Greg Rucka
Angst quotes by Greg Rucka
#14. While much psychology emphasizes the familial causes of angst in humans, the cultural component carries as much weight, for culture is the family of the family. If the family of the family has various sicknesses, then all families within that culture will have to struggle with the same malaises. There is a saying cultura cura, culture cures. If the culture is a healer, the families learn how to heal; they will struggle less, be more reparative, far less wounding, far more graceful and loving. In a culture where the predator rules, all new life needing to be born, all old life needing to be gone, is unable to move and the soul-lives of its citizenry are frozen with both fear and spiritual famine. - Author: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Angst quotes by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
#15. Someone asked me if I was a method actor - I loved that! I needed to know what it felt like to lose everything just to do the Bad Day video! I could really feel the angst! - Author: Daniel Powter
Angst quotes by Daniel Powter
#16. Either way, he was always staring into a bottomless pit, or into a whirlpool that forever sucked him inexorably inward to its vortex. - Author: Mary Balogh
Angst quotes by Mary Balogh
#17. People come to New Orleans to forget themselves and party like a pagan. They gorge themselves on exotic spicy foods and five to seven course meals, taking hours to consume. They behave badly in bars and routinely encourage their willing female counterparts to flash their tits for cheap plastic beads. Beads women would never wear anywhere else but in New Orleans become triumphant symbols of one's insatiable allure. - Author: Darwun St. James
Angst quotes by Darwun St. James
#18. Jack: "..You were the on­ly one I saw when I closed my eyes"
Lexi: "Then why wasn't I enough when they were open? - Author: K.A. Linde
Angst quotes by K.A. Linde
#19. While there is widespread recognition that the War on Drugs is racist and that politicians have refused to invest in jobs or schools in their communities, parents of offenders and ex-offenders still feel intense shame - shame that their children have turned to crime despite the lack of obvious alternatives. One mother of an incarcerated teen, Constance, described her angst this way: "Regardless of what you feel like you've done for your kid, it still comes back on you, and you feel like, 'Well, maybe I did something wrong. Maybe I messed up. You know, maybe if I had a did it this way, then it wouldn't a happened that way.'" After her son's arrest, she could not bring herself to tell friends and relatives and kept the family's suffering private. Constance is not alone. - Author: Michelle Alexander
Angst quotes by Michelle Alexander
#20. When I feel myself slipping to the darkness of my past, I'll close my eyes and remember this. Remember Jackson. - Author: Stacey Trombley
Angst quotes by Stacey Trombley
#21. Hands quivering, she reached toward him. "Don't." He turned his back to her, facing the door. That word had stopped her once before. But not now. Not now that she had glimpsed through the funeral front of Varen's own eternal Grim Facade. Despite all the dark armor, the kohl eye liner, the black boots and chains, she saw him clearly now. She peered through the curtain of that cruel calmness, through the death stare and the vampire sentiments and angst and, behind it all, had found true beauty. - Author: Kelly Creagh
Angst quotes by Kelly Creagh
#22. The quest of the alchemists to turn lead into gold is a metaphor for our attempts to turn the base metal of ourselves, that person hooked on consumerism, filled with angst and ambition, into the gold of what we can be and really are. - Author: Chloe Thurlow
Angst quotes by Chloe Thurlow
#23. He still wanted her more than his next breath… - Author: Katie Reus
Angst quotes by Katie Reus
#24. How can growing up really be about falling down? - Author: Janet Turpin Myers
Angst quotes by Janet Turpin Myers
#25. Writers are people who write. By and large, they are not happy people. They're not good at relationships. Often they're drunks. And writing - good writing - does not get easier and easier with practice. It gets harder and harder - so that eventually the writer must stall out into silence. The silence that waits for every writer and that, inevitably, if only with death, the writer must fall into is angst-ridden and terrifying - and often drives us mad. So if you're not a writer, consider yourself fortunate. - Author: Samuel R. Delany
Angst quotes by Samuel R. Delany
#26. Music used to be a lot more about angst for me. Now it's the only form of meditation I do. - Author: Vikram Chatwal
Angst quotes by Vikram Chatwal
#27. After the gratifications of brutish appetites are past, the greatest pleasure then is to get rid of that which entertained it. - Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Angst quotes by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
#28. When I left school I was full of angst, like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy. - Author: Matt Lucas
Angst quotes by Matt Lucas
#29. Angst is for the Middle Class - Marcus in Rough Canvas - Author: Joey W. Hill
Angst quotes by Joey W. Hill
#30. As I stand among the barren gulches in these days and look away at the slow-awakening hills of Montana, I hear the high, swelling, half tired, half-hopeful song of the world. As I listen I know that there are things, other than the Virtue and the Truth and the Love, that are not for me. There is beyond me, like these, the unbreaking, undying bond of human fellowship - a thing that is earth-old. - Author: Mary MacLane
Angst quotes by Mary MacLane
#31. That the person I thought I'd have to search the world and a lifetime for might be standing in front of me right now. That the very person I doubted existed is flesh and blood and right here. That the man who adds more aggravation and angst and just about every other noun to my life is the same one I can't imagine living without. That this very hand in mine now is the one I might be holding when I prepare to take my last breath seventy years from now. I'm terrified that every time I look into your eyes, I see my future. I'm terrified that when you look away, it vanishes. I'm terrified because right now, this very minute when I'm confessing all of this and you're staring at me like I'm either crazy or misguided, all I really want to do is repeat that night in your truck - the way that night was supposed to go. I'm scared of you. And I'm scared of me. But I'm terrified of us together. And I'm terrified of why I'm terrified in the first place. - Author: Nicole Williams
Angst quotes by Nicole  Williams
#32. I'm broken.
Fucked up.
I feel sick.
I can't breathe.
It's like someone's snaked their fingers around my heart, capturing it in a crushing grip.
It's Emma. This is her doing.
Well, it won't fucking bleed for her.
It won't bleed for anyone.
It's black.
I'm dead inside. - Author: Franca Storm
Angst quotes by Franca Storm
#33. It was February sixth: eight days until Valentine's Day. I was dateless, as usual, deep in the vice grip of unrequited love. It was bad enough not having a boyfriend for New Year's Eve. Now I had to cope with Valentine datelessness, feeling consummate social pressure from every retailer in America who stuck hearts and cupids in their windows by January second to rub it in. - Author: Joan Bauer
Angst quotes by Joan Bauer
#34. What if you threw a protest and no one showed up? The lack of angst and anger and emotion is a big positive. - Author: Jay Alan Sekulow
Angst quotes by Jay Alan Sekulow
#35. Repeat it to yourself over and over until it trumps the voices of fear and angst. "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in your, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over your with singing" (Zeph. 3:17 NIV) - Author: Max Lucado
Angst quotes by Max Lucado
#36. Name's Braxxon baby and I wanna touch an angel- Braxxon - Author: Crystal Spears
Angst quotes by Crystal Spears
#37. Suffering through his classes, the young Igor steeped himself in angst. He would later describe his childhood as 'a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone and everything connected with it to hell. - Author: Jonah Lehrer
Angst quotes by Jonah Lehrer
#38. Somehow, getting closer than humanly possible drove us further apart than we've ever been. - Author: Lisa Desrochers
Angst quotes by Lisa Desrochers
#39. Rowdy, hopped-up college kids pass us in an endless, noisy blur like they're being mass produced or squeezed out of a tube - guys skulking in their T-shirts and cargo shorts, girls in low-slung jeans and flip-flops, pimples and breasts and tattoos and lipstick and legs and bra straps, and cigarettes; a colorful, sexy melange. I feel old and tired and I just want to be them again, want to be young and stupid, filled with angst and attitude and unbridled lust. Can I have a do-over, please? I swear to God I'll make a real go of it this time. - Author: Jonathan Tropper
Angst quotes by Jonathan Tropper
#40. When it comes to love, Princess, rules blur, and traditions fade, - Author: Rose B. Mashal
Angst quotes by Rose B. Mashal
#41. I stared at our hands. "Am I ever going to see you again?"
"You better believe it," he said. "Didn't I promise you we could make out in a castle?"
Chuckling, I drew my hand back. "You did. And to take me on dates. Real dates with no swords or ghouls or angst."
"Well, there you go," he said. "As soon as we've saved the world from a demon invasion, it's you, me, and Applebee's."
I rolled my eyes, but I was grinning now. "Oh, the romance."
His smile slowly faded. "I will see you again," he said, serious this time. "I promise." He moved closer to me so that his translucent legs disappeared into the bed. "Mercer, I-"
And then, just like that, be blinked out and was gone. - Author: Rachel Hawkins
Angst quotes by Rachel Hawkins
#42. Breasts were one thing: they were in front, where you could have some control over them. Then there were bums, which were behind, and out of sight, and thus more lawless. Apart from loosely gathered skirts, nothing much could be done about them. - Author: Margaret Atwood
Angst quotes by Margaret Atwood
#43. Mostly she just missed Vaughn. Missed all those quiet, unspectacular moments that, when added up, showed how entwined their lives had become. And right now, she missed being able to phone him, because it would be so easy to tap in the eleven digits that would put his voice on the line. 'Grace, about bloody time,' he'd say, and make it sound like an endearment.

But she couldn't call Vaughn, because she'd left him. Which was a novelty, until Grace remembered that he'd have left her eventually if she hadn't done it first. She was never the one. She was never even the one before the one. She was the girl who seemed like a good idea at the time, but ultimately was just a phase that people went through.

That was the way it had always been. Friends and lovers came and went because there was something about her which repelled them, and she didn't have a clue what it was. It was a mystery that she couldn't solve on her own, and there wasn't a single person in the world who could help . . . - Author: Sarra Manning
Angst quotes by Sarra Manning
#44. Books make the best ersatz friendships. - Author: Nenia Campbell
Angst quotes by Nenia Campbell
#45. And it occurred to me; I was not part of the action. Oh God, I thought, I'm not an anthropologist. I'm the lonely voice-over narrator of adolescence. The bitter, voice-over voice. - Author: Joanna Pearson
Angst quotes by Joanna Pearson
#46. Haydn lets out a low whistle. "You're a real piece of work."
"It's okay," I say, turning to face him. "I got the memo." He arches a brow. "The one that says you hate my guts. There's no need to rub it in. - Author: Siobhan Davis
Angst quotes by Siobhan Davis
#47. In the end, I feel that one has to have a bit of neurosis to go on being an artist. A balanced human seldom produces art. It's that imbalance which impels us. I often think that all I want to do now is to avoid suicide, accidental or otherwise. Other than that, I think living on the edge is what drives my work and me beyond a certain point. The artist lives with anxiety. When you finally reach a plateau of achievement, there comes a new anxiety - the hunger to push on still further. That angst is what makes you go forward. - Author: Beverly Pepper
Angst quotes by Beverly Pepper
#48. Given the final futility of our struggle, is the fleeting jolt of meaning that art gives us valuable? Or is the only value in passing the time as comfortable as possible? What should a story seek to emulate, Augustus? A ringing alarm? A call to arms? A morphine drip? Of course, like all interrogation of the universe, this line of inquiry inevitably reduces us to asking what it means to be human and whether - to borrow a phrase from the angst-encumbered sixteeen-year-olds you no doubt revile - there is a point to it all. - Author: John Green
Angst quotes by John Green
#49. In Afghan society, parents play a central role in the lives of their children; the parent-child relationship is fundamental to who you are and what you become and how you perceive yourself, and it is laden with contradictions, with tension, with anger, with love, with loathing, with angst. - Author: Khaled Hosseini
Angst quotes by Khaled Hosseini
#50. Before she closed the door, she hit me with this one: "I feel like it's November first," she said, "and I'm that discarded jack-o'-lantern whose heart and guts are splattered all over the boulevard of broken promises."
"And a good night to you, too," I said. - Author: Rick Detorie
Angst quotes by Rick Detorie
#51. Sometimes I think I am a strange, strange creature -- something not of earth, nor yet of heaven, nor of hell. I think at times I am a little thing fallen on the earth by mistake: a thing thrown among foreign, unfitting elements, where every little door is closed -- every Why unanswered, and itself knows not where to lay its head. I feel a deadly certainty in some moments that the wild world contains not one moment of rest for me, that there will never be any rest, that my woman's-soul will go on asking long, long centuries after my woman's-body is laid in its grave. - Author: Mary MacLane
Angst quotes by Mary MacLane
#52. I couldn't tell anyone how I felt because I knew they wouldn't understand. Oh, poor little Christina, falling for the bad man who treats her like dirt because she didn't know any better. And isn't it a pity that they don't still teach sex-ed in schools? Or, oh, Christina, that filthy slut, if she puts out for a man like that, I imagine she puts out for anyone. You stay away from her. It wasn't like that at all. Maybe it would have been easier if it was, just like ticking a box. Are you the Madonna, or the whore? The victim, or the vixen? The Sabine, or the skank?
But nothing in life is ever that simple. - Author: Nenia Campbell
Angst quotes by Nenia Campbell
#53. An Angst is the proper word for a group of vampires. Crows have murders, wolves have packs, vampires have angsts. - Author: Andrew Seiple
Angst quotes by Andrew Seiple
#54. And really, really, when you put a fairy tale together with grime and despair and industrial angst you get the Gothic, and that's where we live, Percy. - Author: Catherynne M Valente
Angst quotes by Catherynne M Valente
#55. The whole reason I wanted to take Owen to Disney World is that I fear that someday he's going to look through his childhood photo album and wonder why all his vacations with his aunt took pace at places like the McKinley Memorial and Wounded Knee. And yet here we are. Powell's cemetery was just too close to Cinderella's Castle for me to pass up. - Author: Sarah Vowell
Angst quotes by Sarah Vowell
#56. Most of her friends owned laptops and seemed to spend more time with their phones than anything else. Steffy kept her latest playlists and apps updated frequently. She was a member of what Peter called, The Gadget Generation. She could not imagine what it must have been like before such a time. The unbearable isolation that must have been present. How did people deal with it? When she asked a few older people in the town, they simply said she had too much spare time on her hands. It appeared thinking was a crime in the world she lived - Author: Jaime Allison Parker
Angst quotes by Jaime Allison Parker
#57. I am pieces of a person, forever preserved when they were chipped off. There's nothing but fragments inside a skin. - Author: Ellen Mint
Angst quotes by Ellen Mint
#58. Chrystle? I'm back!
I refused to say that I was home because Cassie was my home. But I'd lost that, and her, forever, so I'd never truly be home again. - Author: J. Sterling
Angst quotes by J. Sterling
#59. You are my first choice. You're my only choice. - Author: Alicia Kobishop
Angst quotes by Alicia Kobishop
#60. And then, one morning, you're startled to discover that you no longer feel this terrible burden. What a surprise to notice that the angst has disappeared. Why on that particular day? Why not later, or sooner? It's the totalitarian decision of our body. - Author: David Foenkinos
Angst quotes by David Foenkinos
#61. When she started with the first empty canvas, she didn't know what she was going to paint, she just let her paint brushes glide and they religiously followed the trajectory of her angst; the choice of colours and the strokes, they were all a reflection of what was going through her mind. The reds were the embers within her that refused to die. The blues were the rare instances when she was spent by her grief. The blacks were her moments of absolute weakness, the colour of the bottomless pit within her that she had plunged into, falling through and through.
The brush strokes moved around blank canvases like snakes with fangs of elixir that filled her scars with a deluge of hope and a gale of faith in herself. The colours spoke to her in whispers, narrating their own tale while she poured out hers to them. They allowed her to channel her life through them. They listened. They cared. They laughed. They cried. They reassured her that there was life waiting ahead, staring at her past, urging her forward with eager arms. And Preeti rushed into them with her brush in hand that rose along with her and fell along with her. - Author: Faraaz Kazi
Angst quotes by Faraaz Kazi
#62. Teeth gritted, he gazed down at me. "Now that I come to think about it. I'm not real keen on your eye color, either. What do you call that shade of green? Fungus? - Author: Kylie Scott
Angst quotes by Kylie Scott
#63. First, you hand over some basics--overwhelming joy, existential angst, a giving-in to desire, etc. And then you promise to withstand talking idly about the weather, to encourage cliché, to uphold the virtues of average. You hand over the need to be understood and, in return, you get a bar of Normal soap. And you can wash in it and be daily reborn to a safe world of modest, enduring love or, at least, mild, well-mannered bonding. - Author: Julianna Baggott
Angst quotes by Julianna Baggott
#64. Tranquilizers to overcome angst, pep pills to wake us up, life pills to ensure blissful sterility. I will lift up my ears unto the pills whence cometh my help. - Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
Angst quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#65. The moment he laid eyes on Kuga, I knew. There's a reason I'm doing this to him. I want to see it; how he's fallen in love with a guy, and how he makes him his own. And then what I've done will become a sharp knife, thrown right back at me.
That's right. I just wanted to see.
And the meaning behind the sharp knife flying towards me: Why not me? Why can't it be me? All this time, I would be lying if I said I've never wished for it, but by being merely an observer, I've somehow managed to distance myself.
Kuga is a bright light, like the sun. I, on the other hand ...
(Yashiro) - Author: Kou Yoneda
Angst quotes by Kou Yoneda
#66. She couldn't get any farther away inside from her skin. She couldn't get away. - Author: Cynthia Voigt
Angst quotes by Cynthia Voigt
#67. Your gift is odd," Cisi said. "I'm sure Mom would have some kind of vague, wise thing to say about that."
"Ooh. What was he like as a child?" Jorek said, folding his hands and learning close to Akos's sister. "Was he actually a child, or did he just sort of appear one day as a fully grown adult, full of angst?"
Akos glared at him.
"He was short and chubby," Cisi said. "Irritable. Very particular about his socks."
"My socks?" Akos said.
"Yeah!" she said. "Eijeh told me you always arranged them in order of preference from left to right. Your favorite ones were yellow. - Author: Veronica Roth
Angst quotes by Veronica Roth
#68. He was all heat and hunger. - Author: Katie Reus
Angst quotes by Katie Reus
#69. He is in love with you. I read the fucking letters. And you love him. Damn you! Damn you to hell, Elysse!" he roared, towering over the foot of the bed. "You are supposed to love me!"

-Alexis de Warenne - Author: Brenda Joyce
Angst quotes by Brenda Joyce
#70. A jagged stone existed where her heart had been. - Author: Meljean Brook
Angst quotes by Meljean Brook
#71. But no one wants to listen to our sad stories unless they are smoothed over with a joke or nice melody. And even then, not always. No one wants to hear a woman talking or writing about pain in a way that suggests that it doesn't end. Without a pat solution, silver lining, or happy ending we're just complainers -- downers who don't realize how good we actually have it.

Men's pain and existential angst are the stuff of myth and legends and narratives that shape everything we do, but women's pain is a backdrop- a plot development to push the story along for the real protagonists. Disrupting that story means we're needy or shellfish, or worst of all, man-haters - as if after all men have done to women over the ages the mere act of not liking them for it is most offensive. - Author: Jessica Valenti
Angst quotes by Jessica Valenti
#72. And the pleasures and rewards of the intellect are inseparable from angst, uncertainty, conflict and even despair. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
Angst quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#73. No. This would be better as a team." She dragged her top drawer open, rooted out her aspirin. "I
should have fired her weeks ago. You were right about that. I was wrong."
"I need to write this down. Can I borrow a pencil?"
"Shut up." Grateful that his easy calm steadied her, she heaved a breath, then twisted open a bottle
of water. "Tell me straight out, Ty, what you think of the centennial campaign - Author: Nora Roberts
Angst quotes by Nora Roberts
#74. The Smiths are singing and someone says Turn that gay angst music off. - Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Angst quotes by Bret Easton Ellis
#75. Once you let in the word, once you allow it to take root, it will spread like a mold through all of your corners and dark spaces - and with it, the questions, the shivery, splintered fears, enough to keep you permanently awake. - Author: Lauren Oliver
Angst quotes by Lauren Oliver
#76. I've watched too many Kurosawa movies, she thought, but couldn't quite abandon the idea. The imagery was a lovely way of turning angst and suicidal ideation into honor and noble sacrifice. - Author: James S.A. Corey
Angst quotes by James S.A. Corey
#77. You look out into the audience and you see so much joy on people's faces. You make eye contact with people who are almost crying because they can't believe they're seeing the Rumours five back again, they can't believe their eyes. It's almost like a family reunion on stage, there's no angst, there's no animosity, there's just tremendous amount of friendship. - Author: Christine McVie
Angst quotes by Christine McVie
#78. Every new form of communication brings with it a perennial angst about what it is doing to our brains. We are not the first to feel that everything is changing too quickly around us, and we won't be the last. Throughout history, communication technologies have been catalysts of societal and cultural change that upset the status quo. - Author: Alfred Hermida
Angst quotes by Alfred Hermida
#79. No American films?'

'I don't like comic strips.'

'Film noir?'

'Black is a very sentimental colour. You can hide any rubbish behind it. Hollywood flicks are fun, if your idea of a good time is a hamburger and a milk shake. America invented the movies so it would never need to grow up. We have angst, depression and middle-aged regret. They have Hollywood. - Author: J.G. Ballard
Angst quotes by J.G. Ballard
#80. A person experiences anxiety when they realize their insignificance in the cosmic field, which present state of angst can exacerbated by other confusing life questions. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Angst quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#81. I'm Russian," Misha said with the faintest hint of a smile. "We angst, Max."
"I see that. Well, I'm American. We force shit on other people if we think they need it. - Author: Avon Gale
Angst quotes by Avon Gale
#82. I have angst in my life, but I'm like anybody. We all have angst in our lives that we pick up and fidget with and then we put down and look at some other things that make us feel good or enjoy our lives. - Author: Dave Chappelle
Angst quotes by Dave Chappelle
#83. I know my dreams will be of you, and I'm not sure how I'll stay away from you in the morning. - Author: Kelli Maine
Angst quotes by Kelli Maine
#84. I love you."
Z squeezed his eyes shut. "Don't be a tragedy, Bella. - Author: J.R. Ward
Angst quotes by J.R. Ward
#85. I've been acting for so long it's more like - I won't say easy, exactly, but there's not the same angst with writing that comes about with acting. Writing - particularly when you're writing yourself, when it's you, when it's your life, you really can't hide. - Author: Molly Ringwald
Angst quotes by Molly Ringwald
#86. Routine, repetition, tedium, monotony, ephemeracy, inconsequence, abstraction, disorder, boredom, angst, ennui - these are the true hero's enemies, and make no mistake, they are fearsome indeed. For they are real. - Author: David Foster Wallace
Angst quotes by David Foster Wallace
#87. In learning to Juggle, the angst comes from failure - from having the ball fall to the floor. So with step one, numb aspiring jugglers to that. Having the ball fall to the floor becomes more normal than the ball not falling to the floor. - Author: Tom Kelly
Angst quotes by Tom Kelly
#88. I know I need to face the facts, and remain strong to extricate myself from this hideous situation, but not yet. I figure I'm owed at least one day to indulge my self-pity. One day to wallow in despair. To give into the soul-crunching heart-stomping pain ripping me to shreds on the inside. - Author: Siobhan Davis
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#89. My pastor mentioned Kierkegaard in a sermon only once, and it would be a long time before I discovered that there was a storied Christian who suffered from, and so in some way sanctioned, depression, rage, sarcasm, and despair - the diseases that took hold in adolescence, for which church offered no cure. - Author: Carlene Bauer
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#90. Let's just say, the American school of suburban angst is not my cup of tea. - Author: Katherine Dunn
Angst quotes by Katherine Dunn
#91. There was a lot of angst about it. It was sort of viewed as, These folks don't know what they're talking about. If losses go to ten percent there will be, like, a million homeless people." (Losses in the pools Hubler's group had bet on would eventually reach 40 percent.) As a senior Morgan Stanley executive outside Hubler's group put it, "They didn't want to show you the results. They kept saying, That state of the world can't happen." It - Author: Michael Lewis
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#92. All drunks, particularly those who grew up in alcoholic homes, have that same sense of angst and trepidation, one that has no explainable origins. The fear is not necessarily self-centered, either. It's like watching someone point a revolver at his temple while he cocks and dry-fires the mechanism, over and over again, until the cylinder rotates a loaded chamber into firing position. - Author: James Lee Burke
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#93. I may distance myself from God from time to time, wandering off in the ignorance of my self-absorbed preoccupations and attitudes
But God is never far off. Never distant.
Never remote.
He is close enough to hear the raw, unbridled "fuck" in my silent prayer of anguish.
Close enough to feel the groaning angst and tension in my gut that oft threatens to rend me to pieces.
Close enough to hear my heart slam itself in abandon against the walls of this temple of skin in holy desperation; clutching at the veil that dulls and distorts my vision.
Close enough to catch me as I stumble in my blind and weary state yet again and again and again.
Yes, He is close. She is never far off. God is my faithful friend and traveling companion, though I see Him not yet with these orbs of flesh. - Author: Mac MacKenzie
Angst quotes by Mac MacKenzie
#94. Good Charlotte is anger management teen angst. - Author: Joel Madden
Angst quotes by Joel Madden
#95. When I sit up I am greeted by the world. Level with the treetops I look down on sparrows swooping in and out of the branches. The tide, the new rising moon, the clouds, the wind - these greet me. These are my allies. The whole planet is laid out before me and available for whatever adventure the day will take me on.
By comparison, living in society seems to require an alarm clock. Primarily assembled from angst and fish anuses, these contraptions, regardless of your soul's whereabouts, will slap and assault you into a pitiful state of what passes for consciousness. Your first sight is the Time, an arragement of molecules on the clock's face to whom you will be enslaved for the rest of the day. You may as well call him "master." Next, a pile of dirty clothes on the floor, a knocked-over glass of water, and so forth, until you are so overwhelmed with despair that to prevent hurling yourself through the window, you must ignore your personal bill of rights, put on an acceptable frown, and go about your business, disregarding the pleas from you increasingly timid soul. - Author: Daniel Hays
Angst quotes by Daniel Hays
#96. Are these things really better than the things I already have? Or am I just trained to be dissatisfied with what I have now? - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Angst quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#97. It had insta-love, the bane of my existence ...
Who was I kidding? I sort of loved all that angst. - Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Angst quotes by Jennifer L. Armentrout
#98. I've been angst-ridden all my life, but finally I'm in a place where things don't matter so much. - Author: Kate Dickie
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#99. Angst is the indulgence of the middle class. - Author: Joey W. Hill
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#100. Transcending anger happens when we are able to commit to something greater than ourselves. And, ironically, sacrifice and concern for others are the best things we can do for ourselves. Solidifying our human ties sustains us in the time of greatest need and angst. - Author: Rhoda Baruch
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#101. Story Content Warning: There will be angst, sex, a little rough language and rampant lesbianism. If this is not your cup of tea, don't drink it. If you are not old enough to read this, you will be soon. It might be in your best interest to wait until you are older. If you live in a place where this is not legal ... why are you still living there? Maybe it's time for you to move on. - Author: BadSquirrel
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#102. I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies. - Author: Merrill Markoe
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#103. I seek to use the tools of the mind to overcome a narcissistic self and attain self-mastery. I aspire to engage in self-cultivation by making practical usage of the process of enduring privations, overcoming challenges, and rejecting illicit temptations in order to gain fortitude, courage, and wisdom. I shall reflect upon grievous personal mistakes and embrace the concept of repentance as a lifelong growth process through which humankind conscientiously learns to make better choices by forsaking vice, immorality, and wickedness. I must also unreservedly embrace fate by perceiving everything that happens in life including suffering and loss as good, and affirm a life filled with indignity, sorrow, and tragedy. I can only discover happiness – a meaning, purpose, comprehensible truth, and essential value of existence – by living with dignity in the face of absurdity. When we affirm all aspects of being, we enjoy a tranquil existence. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Angst quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#104. Didn't I promise you we could make out in a castle?" Chuckling, I drew my hand back. "You did. And to take me on dates. Real dates with no swords or ghosts or angst."
"Well, there you go," he said. "As soon as we've saved the world from a demon invasion, it's you, me, and Applebee's" I rolled my eyes, but I was grinning now. "Oh, the romance. - Author: Rachel Hawkins
Angst quotes by Rachel Hawkins
#105. Those who don't listen never hear
Those that don't want to look never see
People talk but don't communicate
Some want others to have sympathy but show no empathy
When you think you are always right then who can teach you
Knowledge is power but without benevolence then who will receive it
Peace is the goal but often confronted by violence
Love can conquer hate only when love is pure and not being misused - Author: SB*needs Low Angst Books*
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#106. I was filled with angst in college, that I struggled with the question of my future, the meaning of my life - spoiled sheltered rich girl collides with great books and is devastated by her own banality. - Author: Elizabeth Kostova
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#107. If you can overcome the occasional angst, you may have the chance to see some interesting things, perhaps the same things the tour buses bring people to see, but purified by solitude, if you will. In any case, do not stay in the hotel room. That is the only place you are vulnerable. - Author: James Salter
Angst quotes by James Salter
#108. She was the Slayer. Normal teen angst didn't stack up to fangs at your throat. - Author: Christopher Golden
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#109. You see!" said a strained voice. Tonks was glaring at Lupin. "She still wants to marry him, even though he's been bitten! She doesn't care!"
"It's different," said Lupin, barely moving his lips and looking suddenly tense. "Bill will not be a full werewolf. The cases are completely-"
"But I don't care either, I don't care!" said Tonks, seizing the front of Lupin's robes and shaking them. "I've told you a million times...."
And the meaning of Tonk's Patronus and her mouse-colored hair, and the reason she had come running to find Dumbledore when she had heard a rumor someone had been attacked by Greyback, all suddenly became clear to Harry; it had not been Sirius that Tonks had fallen in love with after all.
"And I've told you a million times," said Lupin, refusing to meet her eyes, staring at the floor, "that I am too old for you, too poor....too dangerous...."
"I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus," said Mrs. Weasley over Fleur's shoulder as she patted her on the back.
"I am not being ridiculous," said Lupin steadily. "Tonks deserves somebody young and whole."
"But she wants you," said Mr. Weasley, with a small smile. "And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so."
He gestured sadly at his son, lying between them.
"This is....not the moment to discuss it," said Lupin, avoiding everybody's eyes as he looked around distractedly. "Dumbledore is dead...."
"Dumbledore wo - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#110. It made sense, Amanda decided. People thrived on the misfortunes of others: her mother was the perfect example of that. Can't see a car accident, she thought, for wanting to climb inside and join in. - Author: Danika Stone
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#111. There are some women who need a different kind of romance. They need the angst, Alpha male, who takes what he wants and makes no apologies for his gruff behavior - Author: Suzanne Steele
Angst quotes by Suzanne Steele
#112. And his soul plunged downward, drowning in that deep pit: he felt that could never again escape from this smothering flood of pain and ugliness, from the eclipsing horror and pity of it all. And as he walked, he twisted his own neck about, and beat the air with his arm like a wing, as if he had received a blow in his kidneys. He felt that he might be clean and free if he could only escape into a single burning passion -- hard, and hot, and glittering -- of love, hatred, terror, or disgust. But he was caught, he was strangling, in the web of futility. - Author: Thomas Wolfe
Angst quotes by Thomas Wolfe
#113. I seem to have come out of the womb with existential angst and wasn't a happy kid, so I've been on a lifelong search trying to discover how to live the best life possible. I committed my life to doing what I could to experience greater happiness, which ultimately led me to write a book on the subject called Happy for No Reason. - Author: Marci Shimoff
Angst quotes by Marci Shimoff
#114. Angst is not the human condition, it's the purgatory between what we have and what we want but can't get. - Author: Miguel Syjuco
Angst quotes by Miguel Syjuco
#115. We can combat existential anguish – the unbearable lightness of our being – in a variety of ways. We can choose to work, play, destroy, or create. We can allow a variety of cultural factors or other people to define who we are, or we can create a self-definition. We decide what to monitor in the environment. We regulate how much attention we pay to nature, other people, or the self. We can watch and comment upon current cultural events and worldly happenings or withdraw and ignore the external world. We can drink alcohol, dabble with recreational drugs, play videogames, or watch television, films, and sporting events. We can travel, go on nature walks, camp, fish, and hunt, climb mountains, or take whitewater-rafting trips. We can build, paint, sing, create music, write poetry, or read and write books. We can cook, barbeque, eat fine cuisine at restaurants or go on fasts. We can attend church services, worship and pray, or chose to embrace agnosticism or atheism. We can belong to charitable organizations or political parties. We can actively or passively support or oppose social and ecological causes. We can share time with family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances or live alone and eschew social intermixing. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Angst quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#116. Every road leads to sorrow. All aspects that make life beautiful – friendship, love, art, and truth – will end. All aspects that make life hideous – pain, poverty, illness, betrayal, hate, crime, war – will also end. The fact that human life is a mere blip on a cosmic scale is no reason for personal angst as we came from nothingness and will return to the great void that birthed us. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Angst quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#117. Gus the driver is everywhere and yet he appears nowhere, not in portraits or photographs, not even in the stories of men like Barthelme and Carver, who were all about guys with jobs and prospects like Gus's but who insisted on more sorrow, more angst, than Gus remotely manifests. If Gus weeps sometimes for no reason, if he stands despairing in the aisle of a Wal-Mart, it is not apparent in his daily demeanor ... - Author: Michael Cunningham
Angst quotes by Michael Cunningham
#118. All this angst, all this stuff we all feel, is just tied to making art. It's so ancient. - Author: Paul Beatty
Angst quotes by Paul Beatty
#119. Life messes us up in so many ways, messes all of us right the hell up. And when we fumble and bumble around, crashing into one another, stepping on toes and hearts, it's not on purpose. Being a person is nearly impossible. - Author: Lynn Weingarten
Angst quotes by Lynn Weingarten
#120. Are you gay, Cherie?
Me, No… I'm not anything… I-I mean I prefer not to indulge, I stammered.
"Really... how do you mean?"
Well love has been an elusive story, like a fairytale adults tell children but I have never known any of it to be true. In reality it reminds me of religion. I am not sure God is real either, if God is real why do so many innocents suffer?
Innocents suffer because it is their destiny to suffer.
What? What does that mean?" I'm annoyed.
God has nothing to do with it. We are born into this world to experience all that is not God-like, so we can then be inspired to reach for higher spiritual goals.
I have never thought of it that way before. If that is so then I must be preparing for sainthood. Am I to think that all of my suffering as a child has been to prepare me for greatness? - Author: Darwun St. James
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#121. There are people like Senhor José everywhere, who fill their time, or what they believe to be their spare time, by collecting stamps, coins, medals, vases, postcards, matchboxes, books, clocks, sport shirts, autographs, stones, clay figurines, empty beverage cans, little angels, cacti, opera programmes, lighters, pens, owls, music boxes, bottles, bonsai trees, paintings, mugs, pipes, glass obelisks, ceramic ducks, old toys, carnival masks, and they probably do so out of something that we might call metaphysical angst, perhaps because they cannot bear the idea of chaos being the one ruler of the universe, which is why, using their limited powers [...], they attempt to impose some order on the world, and for a short while they manage it, but only as long as they are there to defend their collection, because when the day comes when it must be dispersed, and that day always comes, either with their death or when the collector grows weary, everything goes back to its beginnings, everything returns to chaos. - Author: Jose Saramago
Angst quotes by Jose Saramago
#122. I believe in God, Sunshine. I've always believed that God exists," he says. And what he says next isn't self-pity or angst or melodrama. It's truth. "I just know that he hates me." Maybe - Author: Katja Millay
Angst quotes by Katja Millay
#123. Ugh. A club for Prodigium? That conjured up images of way more velvet and dry ice and angst than I was up for. - Author: Rachel Hawkins
Angst quotes by Rachel Hawkins
#124. It is day after day. It is week after week. It is month after month. It is year after year. It is only time going and going. There is no joy. There is no lightness of heart. It is only the passing of days. I am young and alone. - Author: Mary MacLane
Angst quotes by Mary MacLane
#125. My mother was gone. The whole world should be black and cold. Nothing should look beautiful. - Author: Rick Riordan
Angst quotes by Rick Riordan
#126. I cannot shun the past because it contains information that is useful to script future goals. Looking back into the opaque window of reductive retrospect, what essential opportunities exist today that beckon one to seek with unrestrained enthusiasm? What iridescent signals flare from our conceptual self that if we heedlessly ignore their luminous summons, such deliberate acts of omission will suture the apex of our souls, relegating us to the dreaded curse of mucking along in an ordinary life stalled out by our overweening fear of estrangement? - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Angst quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#127. Viola to Duke Orsino: 'I'll do my best
To woo your lady.'
[Aside.] 'Yet, a barful strife! Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife. - Author: William Shakespeare
Angst quotes by William Shakespeare
#128. I consider it a shame that most contemporary American writing seems informed more by Hemingway, the hero of adolescent boys of all ages and genders, than by the sui generis genius of letters, Faulkner. A phalanx of books about boredom in the Midwest is lauded (where the Midwest lies is a source of constant puzzlement to me, somewhere near Iowa, I presume), as are books about unexplored angst in New Jersey or couples unable to communicate in Connecticut. It was Camus who asserted that American novelists are the only ones who think they need not be intellectuals. - Author: Rabih Alameddine
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#129. I was an angst-y journal writing kid. - Author: Justin Halpern
Angst quotes by Justin Halpern
#130. Without faith that there's a world beyond the one we live in, I don't see how it's possible to get rid of angst. - Author: Robert Smith
Angst quotes by Robert Smith
#131. I had choosen the path of the black sheep rather than that of the unicorns and puppies. - Author: Magenta Periwinkle
Angst quotes by Magenta Periwinkle
#132. Tragedy cleans the windows of the soul by washing away the bias of our lives in the detergent of pain. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
Angst quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#133. Sports are the ultimate secular religion. Instead of being worried about whether your kids will be okay or how your job is going, you have your team, and you can focus all of your angst and your hopes and dreams on your team. I am in no way saying it always relieves any of this! - Author: Alex Gibney
Angst quotes by Alex Gibney
#134. My grief wasn't deep or poetic. It was sinister in its simplicity. I wanted to see again and I never would. - Author: Emma Scott
Angst quotes by Emma Scott
#135. I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they're here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It's like looking at all the students and wondering who's had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why. - Author: Stephen Chbosky
Angst quotes by Stephen Chbosky
#136. When people meet me I think they're surprised to find out I'm not always angst-ridden. - Author: Martin Gore
Angst quotes by Martin Gore
#137. Go with yourself. - Author: Fiona Apple
Angst quotes by Fiona Apple
#138. Obama's stern demeanor punctuated by intermittent flashes of his wide, relaxing smile is his greatest weapon in defusing pent-up angst. - Author: Tina Brown
Angst quotes by Tina Brown
#139. It was heartfelt, it was heartbreaking. It was extreme joy, it was bone-crushing grief. It was fiery hot, it was icy-cold. It was true love sprouting ... it was true love dying.
It's like we were both trying to hold onto something that was slipping through our fingers, and we didn't understand why. - Author: S.C. Stephens
Angst quotes by S.C. Stephens
#140. Telling someone to "follow their passion" is not just an act of innocent optimism, but potentially the foundation for a career riddled with confusion and angst. - Author: Cal Newport
Angst quotes by Cal Newport
#141. I don't think you feel much of anything anymore. - Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Angst quotes by Catherine Ryan Hyde
#142. My cartoon strips in college strived to have the Schulzian mix of surrealism and Charlie Brown angst. A bit of that combo shows up in 'Up.' - Author: Bob Peterson
Angst quotes by Bob Peterson
#143. Silence. Ah (...) Isn't that something? Did you know this is how other families are? They're quiet. Ask one of these people sitting here. They'll tell you. They've got famillies. This is how some families are all the time. And some people like to call these families repressed, or emotionally stunted or whatever, but do you know what I say? (...) I say, lucky fuckers. Lucky, lucky fuckers. (...) What a peaceful existence. What a joy their lives must be. They open a door and all they've got behind it is a bathroom or a lounge. Just neutral spaces. And not this endless maze of present rooms and past rooms and the things said in them years ago and everybody's old historical shit all over the place. They're not constantly making the same old mistakes. They're not always hearing the same old shit. They don't do public performances of angst on public transport. Really, these people exist. I'm telling you. The biggest traumas of their lives are things like recarpeting. Bill-paying. Gate-fixing. They don't mind what their kids do in life as long as they're reasonably, you know, healthy. Happy. And every single fucking day is not this huge battle between who they are and who they should be, what they were and what they will be. Go on, ask them. And they'll tell you. No mosque. Maybe a little church. Hardly any sin. Plenty of forgiveness. No attics. No shit in attics. No skeletons in cupboards. No great-grandfathers. I will put twenty quid down now that Samad is the only person in here - Author: Zadie Smith
Angst quotes by Zadie Smith
#144. Have we become so defensive that we cannot even tolerate a kind act? - Author: Kyra Gregory
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#145. I'm ready for round two. - Author: Katie Reus
Angst quotes by Katie Reus
#146. I was, like, this token teen angst child of Broadway. It's so funny. What is that? I don't even know. But I loved it. - Author: Jennifer Damiano
Angst quotes by Jennifer Damiano
#147. I do not have the angst and the anxiety of my youth. I've gotten to a place where I'm very comfortable with who I am. - Author: Walton Goggins
Angst quotes by Walton Goggins
#148. If being queer meant loving Aaron, then he'd own the label, at least internally. - Author: Tibby Armstrong
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#149. We do not want to be told what we know. We do not want to call things by their names, although we're willing to call one another bad ones. We call meanness nobility and hatred honor. The way to make yourself a hero is to make me out a scoundrel. You won't admit that either, but it's true. - Author: Thomas Wolfe
Angst quotes by Thomas Wolfe
#150. I'm scared," she said.
"Of me?" His voice was full of sorrow.
"Of everything. - Author: E. Mellyberry
Angst quotes by E. Mellyberry
#151. It's better to say goodbye, to move on, to end the lie. - Author: S.C. Stephens
Angst quotes by S.C. Stephens
#152. Modern technology has taken the angst out of achieving the perfect shot. For me, the only thing that counts is the idea behind the image: what you want to see and what you're trying to say. The idea is crucial. You have to think of something you want to say and expand upon it. - Author: Martin Parr
Angst quotes by Martin Parr
#153. Up in the distance the whistle of the wind sang to her from the mountain. From Lucian's mountain. It beckoned and taunted and she wanted to run towards it. To be enveloped in its coat of fleece and to hear its safe sounds. - Author: Melina Marchetta
Angst quotes by Melina Marchetta
#154. When you've tired of me," she said softly, precisely, "Apollo will still be my brother. Will still be there for me."
"I'll never tire of you," he said, knowing with every thread of his soul that he spoke the absolute truth.
"Then prove it."
He knew what she asked with such an open and vulnerable face. Something within him shriveled and died ... he'd been on the rack too long for a penance he wasn't sure he could ever entirely pay.
"You know ... " His voice was hoarse, the croaking of a dying man. He licked his lips. "You know why I cannot. - Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Angst quotes by Elizabeth Hoyt
#155. Our lazy embrace of Stewart and Colbert is a testament to our own impoverished comic standards. We have come to accept coy mockery as genuine subversion and snarky mimesis as originality. It would be more accurate to describe our golden age of political comedy as the peak output of a lucrative corporate plantation whose chief export is a cheap and powerful opiate for progressive angst and rage. - Author: Steve Almond
Angst quotes by Steve Almond
#156. To my complete and utter surprise, the writing on his door is gone.
"What happened?" I ask.
It takes him a second before he realizes what I'm asking. "I washed it off," he explains.
"You what?"
"I wasn't going to, but I didn't want the super to give me a hard time. Plus, I thought it might freak out some of my neighbors. You have to admit, death threats on doors can be pretty offensive, generally speaking. Not to mention the sheer fact that it made me look like a total asshole - like some old girlfriend was trying to get even."
"Did you take pictures at least?"
"Actually, no." He cringes. "That probably would've been a good idea."
"But Tray saw the writing, right?"
"Um . . ." He nibbles his lip, clearly reading my angst.
"You told me he was with you last night. You said you called him."
"I tried, but he didn't pick up, and I didn't want you to worry."
"So, you lied?" I snap.
"I didn't want you to worry," he repeats. "Please, don't be upset."
"How can I not be? We're talking about your life here. You can't go erasing evidence off your door. And you can't be lying to me, either. How am I supposed to help you if you don't tell me the truth?"
"Why are you helping me?" he asks, taking a step closer. "I mean, I'm grateful and all, and you know I love spending time with you, be it death-threat missions or pizza and a movie. It's just . . . what do you get out of it? What's this sudden interest in my - Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
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#157. God's will can go fuck itself. And so can you. - Author: Jason Aaron
Angst quotes by Jason Aaron
#158. Among people I have met, the few whom I would term "great" all share a kind of unquestioned, fierce dedication; an utter lack of doubt about the value of their activities (or at least an internal impulse that drives through any such angst); and above all, a capacity to work (or at least to be mentally alert for unexpected insights) at every available moment of every day of their lives. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Angst quotes by Stephen Jay Gould
#159. Your perpetual loop of teen angst? Or as you put it, your own personal episode of 'Dawson's Creek' playing over and over, like a demented 'Groundhog Day'? - Author: Josie Leigh
Angst quotes by Josie Leigh
#160. What in God's name did he want me to say? That I agreed with him completely at how our kiss had been successful? That it had meant as much as a kiss I'd drop on top of a child's head before bed to him? Well I wouldn't lie for the sake of lying. I'd rather stay silent and realize that the kind, gentle, passionate person I'd fallen for didn't exist and in his place was a cold, unfeeling fool who wouldn't know romance even if it had slapped him in the face. - Author: Lauren Cagliola Green
Angst quotes by Lauren Cagliola Green
#161. Gradually her fear faded to the existential angst that incessantly haunts all mankind in modernity. - Author: Nell Zink
Angst quotes by Nell Zink
#162. If you can find happiness inside of you, nothing will be able to create angst in your mind. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#163. There were many stories of girls - brave girls, foolish girls, reckless girls, pretty girls - who went into the woods searching for fortune or adventure, only to encounter a monster. Whether man or beast, the monster served as an allegory for all the things that could befall a girl who strayed from the path. If she were valorous and her heart was pure, the stories said, she could rise above being brought low by hubris.

But the stories never talked about the other girls - the ones who never came out of the woods and found themselves an unwilling bride to the venal darkness within those trees. The girls whose virtue was not quite enough to resist the seasoned allure of the wicked villain and who, as a result, found that men, like beasts, could devour the unwary, and that it could feel so good to be consumed. - Author: Nenia Campbell
Angst quotes by Nenia Campbell
#164. All her pent-up misery and frustration broke loose with a vengeance, and she yelled at him, 'You expect me to TRUST YOU?' Her brain felt like a live coal, spitting sparks. 'You expect me to go out with YOU! – when you tell me bare-faced LIES? D'you think I'm FUCKING STUPID?' She slapped his face just as hard as she had the night before, then stood up and fled the length of the alley; tears streaming – hating herself – hating Bobby – hating the entire rotten, cruel, hateful world – filled with blind, savage, useless hate.
She didn't see the way he laid his head on his knees in despair, nor if he really cried. - Author: Bernie Morris
Angst quotes by Bernie Morris
#165. I've always enjoyed the teen angst thing. I had a lot of teen angst as I was growing up, so I think I have a lot to say about it through characters before I have to move on. - Author: Magda Apanowicz
Angst quotes by Magda Apanowicz
#166. I tried very hard not to ponder the horrible irony that I was too ugly to love, and too ugly not to violate. - Author: Amy Lane
Angst quotes by Amy Lane
#167. Pain dutifully reminds me that the world is terribly imperfect, but it faithfully helps me appreciate the world on those days when it's a little closer to being perfect. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
Angst quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#168. Put aside any notion you might have that low-income people live lives of ease and pleasure and that it is high-income people who suffer angst and anxiety. Studies of happiness show that people who experience less power on a daily basis, or who are in low-power positions within a social group, or who live in poorer neighborhoods, are less happy than those with more power. These findings are true of adults as well as of children. - Author: Dacher Keltner
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#169. Ax." Sadie is breathless as she caresses the angular lines of my face. "I love you so much. You're my whole world. You know that, right? - Author: Siobhan Davis
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#170. If you needed revenge, you've got it. Every minute that I'm with you knowing that you're not mine is like hydrochloric acid in a razor cut. - Author: Connie Bailey
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#171. This black box is yours to keep, to stash your troubles away. Just lock it up and call my name and I'll be there always. - Author: Cassia Leo
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#172. I think every teenager goes through their angst. People who are like, 'No, I had a perfect adolescence,' make me wonder how that is possible. - Author: Shailene Woodley
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#173. I knew I was high maintenance and he was obviously going to be the same - Author: Sylvia Day
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#174. Love alone means nothing unless you have a tortured heart for it to soothe. - Author: Piper Payne
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#175. Oh, so now you're abusing the crippled kid, huh?" Kenji takes a moment to steady himself before punching Adam in the arm. "Save your angst for the battlefield, bro. You're going to need it. - Author: Tahereh Mafi
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#176. At 35, I'm thinking, Oh, I don't have any of that initial inspiration that I had before, all that angst. I always thought I would burn out very quickly. - Author: Ariel Pink
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#177. Perhaps I can follow a heroic existential nihilist's sterling example of surviving the harshness of reality by employing an attentive narrative examination of my recalcitrant life to extract shards of personal truth and elicit a synthesizing purposefulness of my being from the darkness, anarchy, and chaos of existence. Perhaps through the act of engaging in a deliberative examination of the ontological mystery of being and investigating the accompanying stark brutal doubt that renders a materialistic life intolerably senseless, absurd, and meaningless, I can confront the baffle of being and establish a guiding set of personal values to live by in an indifferent world. Perhaps by using the contemplative tools of narrative storytelling, I can strictly scrutinize the key leaning rubrics veiled within an array of confusing personal life experiences. Perhaps by engaging in a creative act of discovery I can blunt the pain and anguish that comes from the nightmarish experience of suffering from an existential crisis. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#178. I never thought I was capable of writing a whole book until Ursula K. Le Guin, with whom I worked briefly in publishing, said, 'you already wrote one (referencing a screenplay), you just need to add the details. - Author: E.L. Sayers
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#179. What I needed was to lose myself in a good book, one with tons of sex and angst, complete with an unbelievable happily-ever-after that made me love and hate the book at the same time. - Author: J. Lynn
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#180. I started writing diaries, and mine were horrible. Oh, the monotony. Oh, the angst. I said, 'I don't want anyone to find these!' I destroyed them. - Author: Charlotte Rampling
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#181. She was in his head, in his damn bones-an addiction he never wanted to get over… - Author: Katie Reus
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#182. Don't give in, Alex, don't let them win. You beat them once and you can do it again. Don't let this place break you. Keep your mind busy, keep yourself occupied, find things to do. If you're doing things, then you still exist, right? - Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
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#183. I just wonder… Isn't it better to start as a monster and become a hero? Isn't that what creates belief? The idea that someone can change? - Author: F.D. Lee
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#184. There is that awful moment when you realize that you're falling in love. That should be the most joyful moment, and actually it's not. It's always a moment that's full of fear because you know, as night follows day, the joy is going to rapidly be followed by some pain or other. All the angst of a relationship. - Author: Helen Mirren
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#185. Nothing seems to matter quite as much. I no longer think about death in the concentrated way I once did. I don't know? you get so old and you sort of give up in some way. You've had your period of angst, your period of religious desperation, and you've arrived at a philosophical position where you don't need, or you can't bear, to look at it. - Author: John Updike
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#186. I still read a lot about teenage angst! Of course, any kind of mourning CAN become pathological and then it 'has to stop', but to move through life untouched by the loss of hopes, beliefs and aspirations once cherished is also questionable. - Author: George Pattison
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#187. As a reader, I'm often put off by authors and story-lines without families or children and all of the angst and joy they bring with them. - Author: C.J. Box
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#188. Dear Diary: My teen angst bullshit now has a body count. - Author: Winona Ryder
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#189. I've always wanted to be liked. It grieved me that I was treated with indifference. Left an orphan by Fortune, I wanted - like all orphans - to be the object of someone's affection. This need has always been a hunger that went unsatisfied, and so thoroughly have I adapted to this inevitable hunger that I sometimes wonder if I really feel the need to eat.
Whatever be the case, life pains me. - Author: Fernando Pessoa
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#190. He traced his nose to my shoulder. Once he came back to where his lips had begun, he whispered, "Turn around, Jordan. - Author: M. Jane Early
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#191. The true danger of romanticism is that the principles through which it rules itself are of such nature that everybody can invoke them to grant themselves the category of artist. Taking the anxiety of an unreachable happiness, the angst of unrealized dreams, the indifference towards action and life, as the defining criteria of genius or talent, immediately facilitates everyone who feels or has felt that same anxiety, suffers that same angst and is prey of that particular indifference, to feel themselves convinced that they themselves are an interesting individuality, and that Destiny, granting them that longing, suffering and dreams, implicitly bestowed on them intellectual greatness. - Author: Fernando Pessoa
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#192. Girls are always saying things like, "I'm so unhappy that I'm going to overdose on aspirin," but they'd be awfully surprised if they succeeded. They have no intention of dying. At the first sight of blood, they panic. - Author: Rachel Klein
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#193. Maybe he would see me as weak and stupid. Maybe he was right. - Author: Leslea Tash
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#194. Zachary's mother, Lucy, waylaid him on the third-floor landing and offered, unsolicited, her opinion that the Traumatics had been the kind of adolescently posturing, angst-mongering boy group that never interested her. Then she waited, with parted lips and a saucy challenge in her eyes, to see how her presence
the drama of being her
was registering. In the way of such chicks, she seemed convinced of the originality of her provocation. Katz had encountered, practically verbatim, the same provocation a hundred times before, which put him in the ridiculous position now of feeling bad for being unable to pretend to be provoked: of pitying Lucy's doughty little ego, its floatation on a sea of aging-female insecurity. He doubted he could get anywhere with her even if he felt like trying, but he knew that her pride would be hurt if he didn't make at least a token effort to be disagreeable. (p. 194) - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#195. Consciously, she thought she had her feelings for him licked; subconsciously, every time she thought about him, it was as though someone stumbling around inside her head had kicked over a bucket of electric eels. - Author: John Ramsey Miller
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#196. I felt despair. The word's overused and banalified now, despair, but it's a serious word, and I'm using it seriously. For me it denotes a simple admixture - a weird yearning for death combined with a crushing sense of my own smallness and futility that presents as a fear of death. It's maybe close to what people call dread or angst. But it's not these things, quite. It's more like wanting to die in order to escape the unbearable feeling of becoming aware that I'm small and weak and selfish and going without any doubt at all to die. It's wanting to jump overboard. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#197. Love is ease, love is comfort, love is support and respect. Love is not punishing or controlling. Love lets you grow and breathe. Love's passion is only good passion
swirling-leaves-on-a-fall-day passion, a-sky-full-of-magnificent-stars passion
not angst and anxiety. Love is not hurt and harm. Love is never unsafe. Love is sleeping like puzzle pieces. It's your own garden you protect; it's a field of wildflowers you move about in both freely and together. - Author: Deb Caletti
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#198. People seemed to think, you get to a certain age or you get married or you, you're comfortable. And so now there's nothing to write about: that angst is gone. The youthful angst. And that just hasn't happened with me. - Author: Lucinda Williams
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#199. He couldn't remember having been seventeen; it was something that must have happened to him while he was busy. But it made him feel like he imagined it felt like when you were seventeen, which was like having a permanent red-hot vest on under your skin. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#200. Nobody loves the light like the blind man. - Author: Victor Hugo
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