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Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
I was interested by the idea that artists working in a totalitarian dictatorship or tsarist autocracy are secretly and slightly shamefully envied by artists who work in freedom. They have the gratification of intense interest: the authorities want to put them in jail, while there are younger readers for whom what they write is pure oxygen.
After months of want and hunger, we suddenly found ourselves able to have meals fit for the gods, and with appetites the gods might have envied.
How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.
My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied.
I was both very successful and very left; the living demonstration of how you could be on the left and still be in the gossip columns and be envied for the money you made.
In a spiritually sensitive culture, then, it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied.
No, I never went to college. Always regretted it, always envied people who did.
I've never envied the person who had to put my books together in one script.
There was a rivalry - and some pie-throwing. But that was probably because Gawker and Radar had more in common than they wanted to admit. Each was the other's future. Radar served up the exclusives I always envied. Gawker was actually comfortable on the web, in the medium Radar should have made its own.
I'd always envied actors who got to play real people or got to do research. I've always just had these scripts where, I mean not in a bad way, but it was right on the page.
I've always envied girls having Ugg boots, so when I found some for men, I had to have them.
My neighbor doesn't want to be loved as much as he wants to be envied.
It was Noel Coward whose technique I envied and tried to emulate. I collected all his records and writing.
I noticed the drama majors on campus when I was at Notre Dame. They just seemed to be freer spirits than the rest of us. There was joy in their work; they were the only ones studying something whose work made them happy. I envied that.
Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless of attainment by labor alone. Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius, without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little.
B. R. Hayden
This resemblance became clear in the Bush the father's visits to the region. He wound up being impressed by the royal and military regimes and envied them for staying decades in their positions and embezzling the nation's money with no supervision.
Osama bin Laden
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