Quotes: intolerable

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  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
  • Hermann Hesse
    Hermann Hesse
    German-born Swiss novelist and poet 1877-1962
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    I am fond of music I think because it is so amoral. Everything else is moral and I am after something that isn't. I have always found moralizing intolerable.
  • Brooks Atkinson
    Brooks Atkinson
    American theatre critic 1894-1984
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    In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.
    Source: Once around the sun (1951)
  • Hilaire Belloc
    Hilaire Belloc
    British Author 1870-1953
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    Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.
  • Kathleen Norris
    Kathleen Norris
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    Life is easier to take than you think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable and bear the intolerable.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Then he feels his nullity, loneliness, inadequacy, dependence, helplessness, emptiness.
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    German composer 1770-1827
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    Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey his master's commands when, in fact, he is obliged to. Most slaves of habit suffer from this delusion and so do some writers, enslaved by an all too ''personal'' style.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
  • The best way to win against the intolerable is to tolerate them, for this they have seldom dealt with. Your indulgence may soften their malice and open their eyes to more honorable ways.
  • The curt truth is that, in a deep secret way, the state of being beloved is intolerable to many. The beloved fears and hates the lover, and with the best of reasons. For the lover is forever trying to strip bare his beloved. The lover craves any possible relation with the beloved, even if this experience can cause him only pain.
    Source: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1943)
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