Quotes: humiliation

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  • Jean Genet
    Jean Genet
    French Playwright, Novelist 1910-1986
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    A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
    Barbara Ehrenreich
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    Anyone who has invented a better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote Midwestern campuses.
  • How much abuse is a fighter expected to endure before he can be allowed to show some concern for his own welfare? Anyone who has been around fighters knows they all share the same secret: They are more afraid of embarrassment and humiliation than injury. Do fans and writers use this fact against them in what we celebrate or criticize?
  • Alan Cohen
    Alan Cohen
    American businessman 1954-
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    Humility is born of the spirit, humiliation of the ego.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    I know I'm not going to write as well as I used to. I no longer have the stamina to endure the frustration. Writing is frustration - it's daily frustration, not to mention humiliation.
  • B. B. King
    B. B. King
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    I've put up with more humiliation than I care to remember.
  • If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics, I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory - horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene - and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
    Elizabeth Hardwick
    American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer 1916-2007
    Elizabeth Hardwick
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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...
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
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    The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.
  • Black Hawk
    Black Hawk
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    The pathway to glory is rough, and many gloomy hours obscure it. May the Great Spirit shed light on yours, and that you may never experience the humiliation that the power of the American government has reduced me to, is the wish of him who, in his native forests, was once as proud as you.
    Source: The Autobiography of Black Hawk (1833)
  • The theme is the theme of humiliation, which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the freedom from humiliation, and love, which is the square root of wonderful.
  • Anne Rice
    Anne Rice
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    The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.
  • Peter Ackroyd
    Peter Ackroyd
    English biographer, novelist and critic 1949-
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    There is no humiliation worse than the consciousness of a wasted life. It stains the spirit, forestalls hope, and destroys any motive for action or change.
  • Alice Miller
    Alice Miller
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    Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimidating, those who are humiliated will impose humiliation, and those whose souls are murdered will murder.
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