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We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
I know there's millions of problems in the world, but if you dwell on those, then you're going to be miserable. I think my meditation helps me to transcend and get beyond the grip of all the negativity and regenerate from within a more positive attitude, which comes in very handy when you're going to do 150 concerts a year.
All performers get on stage because they need to feel love from an audience. I might appear confident, but those three seconds before I get out there, I'm a mess. But I have to take the risk; otherwise, I'd be miserable and would feel like I wasn't seeing through my personal destiny.
I myself saw the great works of Western civilization for the first time in my high school in Lithuania in bad black-and-white reproductions on miserable paper. That was, for many years, what art was for me. But from those miserable black-and-white reproductions, I got something, something unmistakable.
If I wasn't a golfer, I would still be miserable - but not as miserable.
I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
There's as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said - he'd rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much.
Life is too short to be miserable.
Rita Mae Brown
Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.
If selfishness is the key to being miserable, then selflessness must be the key to being happy!
Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.
Miguel de Cervantes
At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
I'm free of stress and worries now because if I don't like something I'm doing, I just find the fun in it instead of being miserable. Let me have fun with the people I work with, let me have fun making money - when I grew up so poor, ya know?
I would say a lot of the emotion in what I do is a sort of a thankfulness for those energies being around, because there's been points in my life when they weren't around, and it's a real sort of miserable existence.
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw
Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.
Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition.
We weren't put here to be miserable. We were put here to do the best we can, and we should take our energy and improve our state of being.
I tend to think the world is a bit of a miserable place, so anyone who can add to people's optimistic, cheerful side is doing a good job, which is what I hope I'm doing.
I didn't do anything for two years but work on 'Gone Baby Gone,' and it was miserable and hard, but at the end? It is a good movie. I liked it very much. If it had been dismissed and deemed worthless, it would been definitely devastating. But that didn't happen.
I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I've never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up.
They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
I have a huge editor in my head who's always making me miserable. But sometimes, I try to let my unconscious act out.
In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London theatres and explore the countryside, I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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