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Unfortunately, people think I'm negative and bitter all the time, and that's not the case.
I've rarely gotten a good review in my life, yet, to paraphrase Noel Coward, I am happy to console myself with the bitter palliative of commercial success.
There was endless controversy as to whether the acts of the New Deal did actually move recovery or retard it, and nothing final could ever come of that bitter debate because it is forever impossible to prove what might have happened in place of what did.
I'm not cynical or bitter in any way. Life's too short; you get ripped off, but if you hold a grudge, it's going to affect you. You take it on the chin, you learn, you try not to make the same mistakes.
It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing in this unpolished country.
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
John F. Kennedy
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
I'm not a fan of grilling meat, since that tends to dry it out, and I find grill marks leave a bitter taste. A good steak house will offer different options for preparation, and I would ask them to broil or pan-roast the steak and finish it with butter. It ends up a dark chocolate color and stays very juicy.
Being cynical isn't necessarily being negative or bitter. It's a person who is wary of mistaking love for something that it's not and getting their heart broken.
I have been back in Paris for two weeks. Nothing new. Life is still bitter.
How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!
'Suffering should not make us bitter people,' my mother once said, 'it should make us better comforters.' Young people need to hear this from those who have walked before them, because someday they'll be walking those same steps, but there may not be anyone following behind.
Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent.
Jan Peter Balkenende
In 1949, China declared independence - an event known in Western discourse as 'the loss of China' in the U.S. - with bitter recriminations and conflict over who was responsible for that loss.
Every time there has been an effort by the Haitian people to overcome the misery and poverty that comes from 200 years of bitter attacks, really bitter, the U.S. steps in and blocks it.
Our most bitter enemies are our own kith and kin. Kings have no brothers, no sons, no mother!
Honore de Balzac
I think that as you grow up, as you get older, we can't get bitter, we can't get jaded.
I'm a person that carries everything that happened to me in my past, with me into the future. I refuse to let it make me bitter. I still completely believe in love and I remain open to anything that will happen to me.
I hate how hard spiritual transformation is and how long it takes. I hate thinking about how many people have gone to church for decades and remain joyless or judgmental or bitter or superior.
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
The task of the government is not only to pour honey into a cup, but sometimes to give bitter medicine.
Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed with hatred for his peaceful goals.
You've got to take the bitter with the sour.
Blanching the cloves removes the harsh and bitter bite of raw garlic.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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