Quotes: embarrassing

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  • Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol
    American artist 1930-
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    Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details.
  • Myriam Miedzian
    Myriam Miedzian
    American philosopher and author
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    If human beings are to survive in a nuclear age, committing acts of violence may eventually have to become as embarrassing as urinating or defecating in public are today.
  • Buddy Wakefield
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    If we could all rephrase the question from What was your most embarrassing moment? to What was your most embarrassing year? Then I might be able to give you an honest answer.
    Source: Poetry
  • Katharine Hepburn
    Katharine Hepburn
    American Actress, Writer 1907-
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    It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    It's a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.
  • Barry McGee
    Barry McGee
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    It's very intense to go back to the past and revive work that I've already experienced and moved forward from. It's like seeing an old girlfriend - awkward at times, nostalgic at times and downright maddening and embarrassing.
  • Ashleigh Brilliant
    Ashleigh Brilliant
    American author and cartoonist 1933-
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    It’s sometimes easier to do the impossible than to do the embarrassing.
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
    Elizabeth Hardwick
    American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer 1916-2007
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    Letters are above all useful as a means of expressing the ideal self; and no other method of communication is quite so good for this purpose. In letters we can reform without practice, beg without humiliation, snip and shape embarrassing experiences to the measure of our own desires...
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Much of modern art is devoted to lowering the threshold of what is terrible. By getting us used to what, formerly, we could not bear to see or hear, because it was too shocking, painful, or embarrassing, art changes morals.
  • Anita Hill
    Anita Hill
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    My parents are older, and they lead a somewhat sheltered life. It was difficult to talk with them about things that were embarrassing to me, and that I had never spoken to them about.
  • Bono
    Bono
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    Sadly, I do my homework. I've a soft spot for the boring minutiae. I read the Charter of the United Nations before meeting with Kofi Annan. I read the Meltzer report, and then I'll read C. Fred Bergsten's defense of institutions like the World Bank and the I.M.F. It's embarrassing to admit.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    Stories in families are colossally important. Every family has stories: some funny, some proud, some embarrassing, some shameful. Knowing them is proof of belonging to the family.
  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer
    South african writer 1923-
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    The country of the tourist pamphlet always is another country, an embarrassing abstraction of the desirable that, thank God, does not exist on this planet, where there are always ants and bad smells and empty Coca-Cola bottles to keep the grubby finger-print of reality upon the beautiful.
  • Paul Newman
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    The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is out-grossing my films.
  • Jimmy Carter
    Jimmy Carter
    American statesman, 39e President 1924-
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    We've uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business.
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