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Even when a person has all of life's comforts - good food, good shelter, a companion - he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation.
Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them.
I wish to lead a life free from care, and I see that I shall be unhappy if I cannot always work at my art.
Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes - they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice.
It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
One of the reasons I was so unhappy for years was because I never embraced my emotions and I was trying to stay in control.
If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.
Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.
You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way, that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books. Even as a child, I was most happy being alone. This has not changed.
Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.
When I was 7 and went to the zoo with my second-grade class, I saw chimpanzee eyes for the first time - the eyes of an unhappy animal, all alone, locked in a bare, concrete-floored, iron-barred cage in one of the nastier, old-fashioned zoos. I remember looking at the chimp, then looking away.
Octavia E. Butler
I think you never forget your childhood, whether it was happy or unhappy.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Every comedian is furious. Age makes me angry. I'm unhappy at not being able to open packages anymore. I'm angry that libraries have gone. I hate children on planes. I'm very shallow, so they tend to be little things. To be honest, I think I was probably angry the day I was born, you know, about diapers or something.
Because of media hype and woefully inadequate information, too many people nowadays are deathly afraid of their food, and what does fear of food do to the digestive system? I am sure that an unhappy or suspicious stomach, constricted and uneasy with worry, cannot digest properly.
Simply put, you believer that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.
Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
In the end, we know what makes us happy. We also know what makes us unhappy. That's the irony. We know and yet we still mess it up. That's part of the human condition, no, and why we need to work on it.
I worked with someone who told me they'd never like me. But for some reason, I just felt like I needed her approval. So I started changing myself to please her. It made me stop being social and friendly. I was so unhappy.
My whole mentality is that I eat what I want within moderation, and I have a little bit of everything. If you deprive yourself, you get moody and unhappy, and you have to enjoy life.
If you're unhappy, you should change what you're doing.
I wasn't unhappy, but I was a little like: 'Is this it? Really?' I was thirsty.
Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all, and that is well within the remit of the state. More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get, yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year.
Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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