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The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument.
For the last few years, it's been so chic for everybody to be miserable. Like if you're in with the cool crowd, you can't be happy.
My son ain't going to be miserable because he's going to be the child of a rock star, the end.
I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.
I always say I'd rather be miserable by myself than unhappy in a relationship.
People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more I think that architecture has nothing to do with it. Of course, that's both liberating and alarming.
Artie travels all the time. The rehearsals were just miserable. Artie and I fought all the time. He didn't want to do the show with my band; he just wanted me on acoustic guitar.
But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be - a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.
The ability to take pleasure in one's life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that.
My advice is: if you've got to be miserable to write great music, then drive a truck.
I remember eating in school in the years after the Second World War. Most of my friends had miserable portions of Spam with an inedible, glutinous pudding served in containers we called 'coffins.' As a vegetarian, I had a lump of loathsome cheese and some bread.
When my parents went off to Knoxville to work, I lived with my father's mother. She was strict - the kind who starched and ironed dresses. I had to sit more than I played. Oh, I was miserable. I liked being out with the animals. I'd come in the house with my hair pulled out, sash off the dress, dirty as heck. I was always getting spanked.
When you're climbing at high altitudes, life can get pretty miserable.
Money is time. With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise would not in any sense be mine; nay, which would make me their miserable bondsman.
If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free.
If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten some material about my miserable childhood. But as it is, I've had a great life.
You write a book and you hope somebody will go out and pay $24.95 for what you've just said. I think books were my salvation. Books saved me from being miserable.
The only time I'm miserable is when I can't keep an instrument in tune.
The fact that the public are mesmerised by Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and all these miserable people makes me laugh because those celebrities are more miserable than the people reading about them for escapism.
Life's philosophy, hm... I just say, 'Do what you do and have fun doing it and try not to be too miserable.'
One sees more and more people who are miserable and demented and you feel it would be both kind and wise to leave them a few pills.
I learned early on to stay away from gossip magazines and reviews. That stuff just makes you unhappy, and I know actors that read everything that's written about them and they're miserable. You can choose what to let into your life.
The people who tried government regulation have lives which are miserable.
I have this desire to have this immaculate form of love that really doesn't exist, so my obsession goes on through life and I never find it and I end up miserable. But it makes me a better writer.
It's fun when the ball is going in the hole and things are going right, but it's a miserable game when things aren't going well.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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