Quotes: anguish

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  • Eugène Ionesco
    Eugène Ionesco
    Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
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    Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
  • Bill McKibben
    Bill McKibben
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    A spiritual voice is urgently needed to underline the fact that global warming is already causing human anguish and mortality in our nation and abroad, and much more will occur in the future without rapid action.
  • All great art, and today all great artlessness, must appear extreme to the mass of men, as we know them today. It springs from the anguish of great souls. From the souls of men not formed, but deformed in factories whose inspiration is pelf.
  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
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    As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long as one child is hungry, our lives will be filled with anguish and shame.
    Source: Nobel acceptance speech (1986)
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson
    American poet 1830-1886
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    For each ecstatic instant.
    We must an anguish pay.
    In keen and quivering ratio.
    To the ecstasy.
    Source: Complete Poems (1924)
  • Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon
    American president 1913-1994
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    For its part, Government will listen. We will strive to listen in new ways - to the voices of quiet anguish, to voices that speak without words, the voices of the heart, to the injured voices, and the anxious voices, and the voices that have despaired of being heard.
  • Patrick Henry
    Patrick Henry
    American attorney, planter, and orator 1736-1799
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    For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.
  • Lucretius
    Lucretius
    Roman poet and philosopher c.95-55 BC
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    From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
  • Arthur Hailey
    Arthur Hailey
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    Long afterward, many would remember those two days in the first week of October with vividness and anguish.
  • Beck
    Beck
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    Oh, the tragedy and the anguish. You just gotta Rage Against the Appliance, man. The toast is burning and you just gotta rip it out and free it before it fills the house with smoke. Rage Against the Toaster.
    Source: Spin magazine, July 1994
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    One pain is lessened by another's anguish.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
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    Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter.
  • Balthus
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    Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.
  • Akhenaton
    Akhenaton
    Egyptian King, Monotheist BC -~1375
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    The ambitious will always be first in the crowd; he presseth forward, he looketh not behind him. More anguish is it to his mind to see one before him, than joy to leave thousands at a distance.
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