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1. "Writing can be a frightening, distressing business, and whatever kind of structure or buffer is available can help a lot."
Author: Aimee Bender
2. "Sheikh Bilal had takenhim aside the day before the wedding and spoken to him of marriageand his wife's rights in the Law, stressing to him that there was nothingfor a Muslim to feel shy about in marrying a woman who was not avirgin and that a Muslim woman's previous marriage ought not to be aweak point that her new husband could exploit against her. He saidsarcastically, "The secularists accuse us of puritanism and rigidity,even while they suffer from innumerable neuroses. You'll find that ifone of them marries a woman who was previously married, thethought of her first husband will haunt him and he may treat herbadly, as though punishing her for her legitimate marriage. Islam hasno such complexes."
Author: Alaa Al Aswany
3. "Oh, man," Xavier groaned. "See what you've done--now I'm stressing.""You can't! You're the stable one!"Xavier laughed and I realized his distress had been feigned to illustrate a point. He wasn't worried in the slightest."Just relax. Go and run a bath or have a shot of brandy.""Okay.""That second bit was a joke. We both know you can't hold your liquor."
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
4. "Humor (is) the process that allows one to brush reality aside when it gets too distressing."
Author: André Breton
5. "The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure....you are above everything distressing."
Author: Baruch Spinoza
6. "The way the elderly are treated, and in some cases warehoused and medicated, rather than nurtured and listened to, is distressing."
Author: Bill Nighy
7. "A distressingly large portion of the world doesn't do you any good whatsoever."
Author: Charles Frazier
8. "Some say there is enjoyment in looking back to painful experience past; but at this day I can scarcely bear to review the times to which I allude: the moral degradation, blent with physical suffering, from too distressing a recollection ever to be willingly dwelt on"
Author: Charlotte Brontë
9. "The clear awareness of having been born into a losing struggle need not lead one into despair. I do not especially like the idea that one day I shall be tapped on the shoulder and informed, not that the party is over but that it is most assuredly going on—only henceforth in my absence. (It's the second of those thoughts: the edition of the newspaper that will come out on the day after I have gone, that is the more distressing.) Much more horrible, though, would be the announcement that the party was continuing forever, and that I was forbidden to leave. Whether it was a hellishly bad party or a party that was perfectly heavenly in every respect, the moment that it became eternal and compulsory would be the precise moment that it began to pall."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
10. "Then I should be dead really soon, because you're stressing me out."
Author: Courtney Summers
11. "When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing, incapacitating emotions. Feeling emotions is what makes life rich. You need your passions."
Author: Daniel Goleman
12. "I think the smartest thing for people to do to manage very distressing emotions is to take a medication if it helps, but don't do only that. You also need to train your mind."
Author: Daniel Goleman
13. "Ok," he said, "I don't like to disturb you at what I know must be a difficult and distressing time for you, but I need to know first of all if you actually realize that this is a difficult and distressing time for you."
Author: Douglas Adams
14. "To waste valuable time on stressing over those who treat you unkindly, accomplish nothing of importance. Rather, that time should be spent working on most important things, that actually create something of value that is worth your time."
Author: Ellen J. Barrier
15. "We lust after the material things in life, then in a blink of an eye; the life which was once given is taken; is there a point in stressing over the small stuff."
Author: Epiphana Lewis
16. "Inside his copy of The Social Contract he keeps a letter from a young Picard, an enthusiast called Antoine Saint-Just: "I know you, Robespierre, as I know God, by your works."When he suffers, as he does increasingly, from a distressing tightness of the chest and shortness of breath, and when his eyes seem too tired to focus on the printed page, the thought of the letter urges the weak flesh to more Works."
Author: Hilary Mantel
17. "The writer's shortness of breath became more and more distressing as he rose."
Author: Hudson Stuck
18. "Since narcissism is fueled by a greater need to be admired than to be liked, psychologists might use that fact as a therapeutic lever - stressing to patients that being known as a narcissist will actually cause them to lose the respect and social status they crave."
Author: Jeffrey Kluger
19. "It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans, in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based their sexual orientation can go unpunished, and in which discrimination is being written into our laws."
Author: John Conyers
20. "I found it idiotically distressing that a sharp finger whistle could no longer summon them outdoors into a playful twilight. An ancient discovery was now mine to make: to leave is to make nothing less than a mortal action. The suspicion came to me for the fist time that they were figures of my dreaming, like the loved dead: my mother and all these vanished boys. And after Mama's cremation I could not rid myself of the notion that she had been placed in the furnace of memory even when alive and, by extension, that one's dealings with others, ostensibly vital, at a certain point become dealings with the dead."
Author: Joseph O'Neill
21. "Turn it off," Ryodan says without even looking at me. "You're distressing Dani. No one distresses Dani but me."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
22. "What are you going to do if it's the end of the world? You better go out having fun instead of stressing about it."
Author: Kirsten Dunst
23. "I was the Duff. And that was a good thing. Because anyone who didn't feel like the Duff must not have friends. Every girl feels unattractive sometimes. Why had it taken me so long to figure that out? Why had I been stressing over that dumb word for so long when it was so simple? I should be proud to be the Duff. Proud to have great friends who, in their minds, were my Duffs."
Author: Kody Keplinger
24. "Stressing the God-centered life can lead to an otherworldly withdrawal from everyday earthly life."
Author: Leland Ryken
25. "Always the same. Now a spark of hope flashes up, then a sea of despair rages, and always pain; always pain, always despair, and always the same. When alone he had a dreadful and distressing desire to call someone, but he knew beforehand that with others present it would be still worse."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
26. "For there is a price ticket on everything that puts a whizz into life, and adventure follows the rule. It's distressing, but there you are."
Author: Leslie Charteris
27. "Humor is a developed sense, stemming basically from cruelty. The more primitive a mind, the less selectivity exists. … A man slips on a banana peel and breaks his back. The adult stops laughing at that point, the child does not. And a civilized ego finds embarrassment as acutely distressing as physical pain. A baby, a child, a moron is incapable of practicing empathy. He cannot identify himself with another individual. He is regrettably autistic; his own rules are arbitrary"
Author: Lewis Padgett
28. "It is very distressing that anyone would look at these matters from a political viewpoint. Core beliefs about when life begins and ends are far too important for any such calculations."
Author: Mac Thornberry
29. "If you've been there, done that, gotten the t-shirt, isn't it time to move on to a new destination? Don't waste a lot of time stressing the "could have's" – because if it should have, it would have!"
Author: Mandy Hale
30. "The day on which I received confirmation was a distressing one to me."
Author: Maria Monk
31. "I write in the most distressingly slow way in terms of punctuation and grammar."
Author: Maurice Saatchi
32. "Lastly, literature and philosophy both allow past idols to be resurrected with a frequency which would be truly distressing to a sober scientist."
Author: Morris Raphael Cohen
33. "How distressing to stumble on a dominant social habitus, just when one was convinced of one's own uniqueness in the matter!"
Author: Muriel Barbery
34. "I can sympathise with everything, except suffering", cried Lord Harry, Shrugging his shoulders. "I cannot sympathise with that. It is too ugly, too horrible, too distressing. There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain."
Author: Oscar Wilde
35. "My sermon on the meaning of the manna in the wilderness can be adapted to almost any occasion, joyful, or, as in the present case, distressing. [All sigh.] I have preached it at harvest celebrations, christenings, confirmations, on days of humiliation and festal days."
Author: Oscar Wilde
36. "Twin primes: pairs of prime numbers that are close to each other, almost neighbors, but between them there is always an even number that prevents them from truly touching. If you go on counting, you discover that these pairs gradually become rarer, lost in that silent, measured space made only of ciphers. You develop a distressing presentiment that the pairs encountered up until that point were accidental, that solitude is the true destiny. Then, just when you're about to surrender, you come across another pair of twins, clutching each other tightly."
Author: Paolo Giordano
37. "In spite of certain distressing but isolated occurrences in the last battle, I certainly hoped that the Army would be in a position to continue to hold out."
Author: Paul Von Hindenburg
38. "Listening back to your speaking voice for the first time, unless you're James Earl Jones, it's a quite distressing process for most people."
Author: Philip Selway
39. "But one must go where one's road leads, even when it's a distressing road."
Author: Piers Anthony
40. "The Persian VersionTruth-loving Persians do not dwell uponThe trivial skirmish fought near Marathon.As for the Greek theatrical traditionWhich represents that summer's expeditionNot as a mere reconnaisance in forceBy three brigades of foot and one of horse(Their left flank covered by some obsoleteLight craft detached from the main Persian fleet)But as a grandiose, ill-starred attemptTo conquer Greece - they treat it with contempt;And only incidentally refuteMajor Greek claims, by stressing what reputeThe Persian monarch and the Persian nationWon by this salutary demonstration:Despite a strong defence and adverse weatherAll arms combined magnificently together."
Author: Robert Graves
41. "The soul of the world had opened and I fantasized that everything wicked, distressing and painful was on the point of vanishing...all notion of the future paled and the past dissolved. In the glowing present, I myself glowed."
Author: Robert Walser
42. "At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived."
Author: Rose Macaulay
43. "Alexandria," he began, the name lingering on the morning air as though it did not belong amongst trees, but instead somewhere much safer, much more enclosed."Christian," she breathed after her name had remained uncomfortably within his ears for a most distressing period of time.The tears in her eyes had begun to fill quickly and more tears fell as she stared upon him expectantly, and he was quite suddenly aware that a drink of blood would be most desirable to ease the sheer uncomfortable edge he felt with her stare."
Author: S.C. Parris
44. "Worrying and Stressing is useless simply because whatever GOD has for you is for you. Let GOD happen."
Author: Sabrina Newby
45. "The more distressing the memory, the more persistent it's presence."
Author: Sara Gruen
46. "Am saying that lesbianism, homosexuality, and heterosexuality are valid expressions of man's bisexual nature. I am also stressing the fact that love and sexuality are not necessarily the same thing. Sex is love's expression, but it is only one of love's expressions."
Author: Seth
47. "I am glad you like what I said of Mrs. Elizabeth Fry (prison and mental hospital reformer). She is very unpopular with the clergy; examples of living, active virtue disturb our repose and give one to distressing comparisons; we long to burn her alive."
Author: Sydney Smith
48. "Both Dietrich and Garbo occasionally came to Boaty's, the latter always escorted by Cecil Beaton, whom I'd met when he photographed me for Boaty's magazine (an overheard exchange between these two: Beaton, "The most distressing fact of growing older is that I find my private parts are shrinking." Garbo, after a mournful pause, "Ah, if only I could say the same.")"
Author: Truman Capote
49. "It is always distressing when outraged morality does not possess the strength of arm to administer direct chastisement on the sinner."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
50. "Depression in its major stages possesses no quickly available remedy: failure of alleviation is one of the most distressing factors of the disorder as it reveals itself to the victim, and one that helps situate it squarely in the category of grave diseases."
Author: William Styron

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