Quotes: distressing

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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
  • Bill Bryson
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    An awful lot of England is slowly eroding, in ways that I find really distressing, and an awful lot of it is the hedgerows... We're reaching the point where a lot of the English countryside looks just like Iowa - just kind of open space.
  • Bill Bryson
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    And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?
  • Rose Macaulay
    Rose Macaulay
    English writer 1881-1958
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    At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
  • Caitlin Moran
    Caitlin Moran
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    Most women I know love the idea of fashion, but the practicalities that go with it are just distressing.
  • Bonnie Tyler
    Bonnie Tyler
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    My mother, who died aged 82, had Alzheimer's. Losing your memory is bad enough, but everything shuts down. You can't remember how to eat or go to the toilet. It's a terrible disease and so distressing to watch it take over someone you love.
  • Barbara Tuchman
    Barbara Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
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    No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong. The next most distressing thing is to be proved right.
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