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The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I'm terrible at reading scripts. I love to read, and I hate reading scripts.
A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.
Honore de Balzac
The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.
When I turn down work, I feel guilty, I feel terrible; I don't know where the next job is going to come from.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
Pearl S. Buck
Terrible is the fight put up by the senses. Fight bravely! Conquer them you must.
There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer.
E. M. Forster
White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life's business being just the terrible choice.
That's the most terrible thing about being an author - standing there at your mother's funeral, but you don't switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill. Who was it said - one of the famous lady novelists - 'unhappy is the family that contains an author'?
We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is.
I've lost both parents in the last two years, so you pick up on that stuff. That's the most terrible thing about being an author - standing there at your mother's funeral, but you don't switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill.
I just grow a terrible mustache, so I try to use my neckbeard as a substitute. And when I get lazy, I don't shave that often.
I think it's a shame when you come across young actors and musicians who haven't had the time to learn their craft. It doesn't matter if it's acting or music; you really have to learn how to do it from the bottom up because unless you have a great work ethic... fame is a terrible thing to have.
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal.
The punctuation of anniversaries is terrible, like the closing of doors, one after another between you and what you want to hold on to.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I had a terrible stammering problem when I was young, and as a result I spent a lot of time alone.
Perfection is terrible; it cannot have children.
But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
I believe an artist dies twice. The first time, it's just terrible - I've been there when the phone isn't ringing for years.
Bullying is a terrible, terrible thing.
Los Angeles is such a town of show business, and I'm a terrible celebrity. I find it difficult - it's the beast that must be fed. There's this big wheel of pictures and articles that goes around, and you get pinned on it.
You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
The Philippines is a terrible name, coming from Spain. Phillip II was the father of the inquisition, who I believe died of syphilis. It is my great regret that we didn't change the name of our country.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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