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Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish'd from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish'd from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure.
Marquis de Sade
The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
James A. Baldwin
How delicious is pleasure after torment!
Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.
Everything in high school seems like the most important thing that's ever happened in your life. It's not. You'll get out of high school and you never see those people again. All the people who torment and press you won't make a difference in your life in the long haul.
When he says he loves me, it only means he loves me at that particular instant. Like his promises, which he never keeps. Why does he torment me like this, when he could finish it off at once?
I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original.
During my breakdown, many things, tiny things I had not even registered before, had begun to torment me with guilt. I used to steal Splenda from Starbucks. I would go into a Starbucks whenever I needed the sweetener and would take a fistful of packets, even when I didn't buy a coffee.
What are you? What am I? Those are the questions that constantly persecute and torment me and perhaps also play some part in my art.
Some of the things I did in my early career were massive learning curves because I had no one to guide me. You learn very quickly because it costs you torment and trouble.
No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.
Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.
Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment.
Emile M. Cioran
Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.
Love begets love. This torment is my joy.
He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak about the world and the torment in the world through man, rationally and emotionally. The poet then becomes a danger.
It is torment to be segregated out because of some bit of clothing that you're wearing.
I sort of have open invitations from a lot of people to do TV. But it's very hard for me to do roles in sitcoms and movies because I'm not a great actor, so if the material isn't good, I'm in torment while I do it.
The problem of forgetting might not torment us so much if we could only convince ourselves that remembering isn't important. Perhaps the things we learn - words, dates, formulas, historical and biographical details - don't really matter. Facts can be looked up. That's what the Internet is for.
The night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in torment.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
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