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#1. It is impossible to ostracize a lone wolf. - Author: Joseph Annaruma
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#2. Nowadays most men lead lives of noisy desperation. - Author: James Thurber
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by James Thurber
#3. The fundamental core of contemporary Darwinism, the theory of DNA-based reproduction and evolution, is now beyond dispute among scientists. It demonstrates its power every day, contributing crucially to the explanation of planet-sized facts of geology and meteorology, through middle-sized facts of ecology and agronomy, down to the latest microscopic facts of genetic engineering. It unifies all of biology and the history of our planet into a single grand story. Like Gulliver tied down in Lilliput, it is unbudgeable, not because of some one or two huge chains of argument that might–hope against hope–have weak links in them, but because it is securely tied by hundreds of thousands of threads of evidence anchoring it to virtually every other field of knowledge. New discoveries may conceivably lead to dramatic, even 'revolutionary' shifts in the Darwinian theory, but the hope that it will be 'refuted' by some shattering breakthrough is about as reasonable as the hope that we will return to a geocentric vision and discard Copernicus. - Author: Daniel C. Dennett
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Daniel C. Dennett
#4. Truth, an objective thing, is usually conceived of as something simple. Quite the opposite is correct: truth is enormously complicated; it calls for effort on several levels to arrive at its definition; it demands the utmost devotion in its service.
Do you doubt it? Then resolve evermore to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. You must hurt your friends, suffer the most pitiless scrutiny and persecution, turn the festive occasion into a nightmare of share words and recriminations. You will be called "a sour-puss," a curmudgeon, a difficult man, and very possibly a knave and an untruthful braggart.
The world, as it is organized, is a conspiracy against truth. Individuals, communities, nations, they are all afraid of the truth as if it were a medusa head which froze men to stone, even as it froze them to virtue. - Author: Francis Beauchesne Thornton
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#5. Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. - Author: W.C. Fields
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by W.C. Fields
#6. Comfort, or revelation: God owes us one of these, but surely not both. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Mignon McLaughlin
#7. People who don't know me think I'm easy-going, but I'm a pessimist by nature and an old curmudgeon. - Author: James Garner
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by James Garner
#8. It suddenly dawned on me one day, when I was reading in the paper about a woman wrestler, that being a curmudgeon was the last thing in the world that a man can be that a woman cannot be. Women can be irritating
after all, they are women
but they cannot be curmudgeons. - Author: Cleveland Amory
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Cleveland Amory
#9. I have been called a curmudgeon, which my obsolescent dictionary defines as a 'surly, ill-mannered, bad-tempered fellow'. Nowadays, curmudgeon is likely to refer to anyone who hates hypocrisy, cant, sham, dogmatic ideologies, and has the nerve to point out unpleasant facts and takes the trouble to impale these sins on the skewer of humor and roast them over the fires of fact, common sense, and native intelligence. In this nation of bleating sheep and braying jackasses, it then becomes an honor to be labeled curmudgeon. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#10. But you know, I'm the negative-Nancy, curmudgeon, glass-half-empty-with-a-leak-in-it guy - which is basically the fuel that fires me up anyway. Without that, we wouldn't have me. - Author: Maynard James Keenan
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Maynard James Keenan
#11. In response to an article in the New York times that claimed from an fMRI study that 'a mother's impulse to love and protect her child appears to be hard-wired into her brain' one neuro-curmudgeon put out a plea to 'take experience and learning seriously. Just because you see a response [in the brain] - you don't get to claim it's hard-wired. - Author: Cordelia Fine
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#12. It was tempting to believe that if you made yourself small and light, beneath notice, you might be allowed to persist nearly anywhere. But meek women were tossed out and forgotten: that was something she had learned from Bertha Truitt herself. What women needed to do was take up space. Become unbudgeable. - Author: Elizabeth McCracken
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Elizabeth McCracken
#13. ...the news should help us with mourning the twisted nature of man and reconciling us to the difficulty of being able to imagine perfection while still not managing to secure it – for a range of stupid but nevertheless unbudgeable reasons...The news currently resists giving us the single most calming response one can offer to certain problems: evidence that they are normal and that they belong to a species which is intrinsically (rather than exceptionally) imperfect. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#14. I stared at the paper. I said, "This isn't reading. This is drawing." "Writing," she corrected. "It's like buttons and hems. You've got to learn those before you can sew on the machine. You've got to know your letters before you can read." I supposed so, but it was boring. When I said so she got up again and wrote something along the bottom of the paper. "What's that?" I asked. "'Ada is a curmudgeon,'" she replied. "Ada is a curmudgeon," I copied at the end of my alphabet. It pleased me. After - Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
#15. Despite the best efforts of critics and the hopes of authors, our tastes in books are probably as inherent & unbudgeable as those in food. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#16. I'm an old curmudgeon and I know it. - Author: Jonathan Frid
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#17. In a way my reputation has become that of the curmudgeon. - Author: V.S. Naipaul
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by V.S. Naipaul
#18. Is my paranoia getting completely out of hand, or are you mongoloids really talking about me? - Author: John Kennedy Toole
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by John Kennedy Toole
#19. This is definitely the first curmudgeon, no doubt about it. - Author: Stacy Keach
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Stacy Keach
#20. If we are lucky enough, as I am, to be from time to time in quite close contact with young people, they can sometimes make it easier to hang on to this notion when they function, as every person does vis-a-vis every other person they come up against, as a mirror.
Always we are being reflected in the eyes of others. Are we silly or sensible, stupid or clever, bad or good, unattractive or sexy...? We never stop being at least slightly aware of, if not actively searching for, answers to such questions, and are either deflated or elated, in extreme cases ruined or saved, by what we get. So if when you are old a beloved child happens to look at you as if he or she thinks (even if mistakenly!) that you are wise and kind: what a blessing! It's not that such a fleeting glimpse of yourself can convert you into wiseness and kindness in any enduring way; more like a good session of reflexology which, although it can cure nothing, does make you feel like a better person while it's going on and for an hour or two afterwards, and even that is well worth having.
The more frequent such shots of self-esteem are, the more valuable they become, so there is a risk - remote, but possible - of their becoming addictive. An old person who doesn't enjoy having young people in her life must be a curmudgeon, but it is extremely important that she should remember that risk and watch her step. Or he, his. - Author: Diana Athill
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Diana Athill
#21. I myself hope to live long enough to graduate from being a 'bad boy,' which I once was, to becoming a curmudgeon.... - Author: Christopher Hitchens
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#22. Though anger seems a pessimistic response to a situation, it is at root a symptom of hope: the hope that the world can be better than it is. The man who shouts every time he loses his house keys is betraying a beautiful but rash faith in a universe in which keys never go astray. The woman who grows furious every time a politician breaks an election promise reveals a precariously utopian belief that elections do not involve deceit.
The news shouldn't eliminate angry responses; but it should help us to be angry for the right reasons, to the right degree, for the right length of time – and as part of a constructive project.
And whenever this isn't possible, then the news should help us with mourning the twisted nature of man and reconciling us to the difficulty of being able to imagine perfection while still not managing to secure it – for a range of stupid but nevertheless unbudgeable reasons. - Author: Alain De Botton
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Alain De Botton
#23. Fiancé. The very word scraped him raw. Dom had met Blakeborough half a dozen times back when he'd been courting Jane, but their paths hadn't crossed since then. As Dom recalled, the earl had been too handsome for his own good.
Through the years, however, rumors had begun to circulate about the man's disposition--that he was a curmudgeon of sorts, cynical about women and about marriage in general. Which is why Dom had initially been surprised to hear that Jane was engaged to the arse.
Still was engaged to the arse.
Dom scowled. He'd spent the entire trip imagining what he would do when confronted with the man.
The idea of challenging Blakeborough to a duel over Jane was tempting, but not remotely practical. For one thing, it would hurt Jane's reputation. For another, it might result in Dom losing her anyway. Because if afterward Dom had to flee to avoid prosecution, she might not agree to leave England with him. Besides, it would be awfully hard to drag Rathmoor Park out of arrears from afar.
Dom had even considered telling Blakeborough that his fiancée was no longer chaste. But that would send her into an apoplectic fit, and rightly so. A gentleman didn't impugn a woman's reputation to gain what he wanted. Even if what he wanted was the woman as his wife.
No, he would just have to hope that Jane did the right thing and broke with the fellow. In the meantime, Dom would pray he could speak to the man with civility…or at least without wanting to cal - Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Sabrina Jeffries
#24. The easy path of aging is to become a thick-skinned, unbudging curmudgeon, a battle-ax. To grow soft and sweet is the harder way. - Author: James Hillman
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by James Hillman
#25. I love playing a curmudgeon. I just love playing a sour guy. - Author: Zach Galifianakis
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by Zach Galifianakis
#26. I am no longer a curmudgeon. I am a curmudgeon emeritus. - Author: James Gibbons
Unbudgeable Curmudgeon quotes by James Gibbons
#27. Memory is a curious thing. Some details stick in our minds like peanut butter on crackers, and refuse to budge, as much as we might wish they would. Other memories - heavy ones sometimes, ones that seem unbudgeable - can be plucked right out when we least expect it. Lost memories leave remnants, of course, flavors that linger in the mind, but it's difficult to taste things when you don't know they're there - Author: Lisa Graff
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