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1. "I left little packages in front of the doors; the people looked for them in the morning, and I knew, in some bit of a way, it bucked them up.I did as much as I could, but it weren't like I could get everyone something every night. That seemed like the cruelest part. I tried not to think 'bout the people that woke up and rushed to the door and didn't find nothing; it made my chest hurt."
Author: A.C. Gaughen
2. "I feel wicked sleeping in a warm bed, while my dearest friends have been knocked down or have fallen into a gutter somewhere out in the cold night. I get frightened when I think of close friends who have now been delivered into the hands of the cruelest brutes that walk the earth. And all because they are Jews!"
Author: Anne Frank
3. "But you raised a ruckus about and threatened to perform a Julius Caesarian on anybody on anybody who calls April the cruelest month- I was Damn born out of the loins of my father in the spring of April, you claimed. Surgeon, you stood up for the month of buds and bitches like a true Kuon Kunos"
Author: Aporva Kala
4. "What is the cruelest thing you can do to someone who is trying to concentrate? Call their name."
Author: Bela Karolyi
5. "It's weird like, you can see the cruelest part of the world. The cruelest part. But then on the other side you see the most beautiful part, do you know? And it's like you go from one extreme to the next and they're both worth it, because you wouldn't see one without the other. But that cruel part, is damn cruel and you'll never forget it. But that heaven…is heaven."
Author: Britney Spears
6. "I lived in a big bunkhouse of thirty farm workers with Leroy, who was a stranger to me in many ways because he was always talking about unions and unity. But he had a way of explaining the meanings of words in utter simplicity, like "work" which he translated into "power," and "power" into "security." I was drawn to him because I felt that he had lived in many places where the courage of men was tested with the cruelest weapons conceivable."
Author: Carlos Bulosan
7. "The human eye has to be one of the cruelest tricks nature ever pulled. We can see a tiny, cone-shaped area of light right in front of our faces, restricted to a very narrow band of the electromagnetic spectrum. We can't see around walls, we can't see heat or cold, we can't see electricity or radio signals, we can't see at a distance. It is a sense so limited that we might as well not have it, yet we have evolved to depend so heavily on it as a species that all other perception has atrophied. We have wound up with the utterly mad and often fatal delusion that if we can't see something, it doesn't exist. Virtually all of civilization's failures can be traced back to that one ominous sentence: ‘I'll believe it when I see it.' We can't even convince the public that global warming is dangerous. Why? Because carbon dioxide happens to be invisible."
Author: David Wong
8. "One of the cruelest things you can do to another person is pretend you care about them more than you really do."
Author: Douglas Coupland
9. "Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony."
Author: Douglas Coupland
10. "We all have a right to know, and if the government has been suppressing information about other life forms, that's the cruelest hoax of all."
Author: Dwight Schultz
11. "Man is the cruelest animal."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
12. "Something in our nature cries out to be loved by another. Isolation is devastating to the human psyche. That is why solitary confinement is considered the cruelest of punishments."
Author: Gary Chapman
13. "Of all the bright cruel lies they tell you, the cruelest is the one called love."
Author: George R.R. Martin
14. "Whore!" someone cried out. A woman's voice. Women were always the cruelest where other women were concerned."
Author: George R.R. Martin
15. "What good the prophet in the wilderness may do is incremental and personal. It's good for us to hear someone speak the irrational truth. It's good for us when, in spite of all of the sober, pragmatic, and even correct arguments that war is sometimes necessary someone says: war is large-scale murder, us at our worst, the stupidest guy doing the cruelest thing to the weakest being."
Author: George Saunders
16. "October is the cruelest month of any election year, but by then, the pain is so great that even the strong are like jelly and time has lost all meaning for anybody still involved in a political campaign. By that time, even candidates running unopposed have abandoned all hope of victory and live only for the day when they will finally be free to seek vengeance on all those treacherous bastards who once passed themselves off as loyal friends and allies and swore they were only in it because they all shared the same hopes and dreams...."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
17. "Sometimes I ask God what I did to deserve her love. I maintain my innocence, and of all the forms of God's wrath from plagues, pestilence, and famine, her love is by far the cruelest."
Author: Jarod Kintz
18. "Any chance we can bypass the cruelest method of death and settle this over a game of cards?"
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
19. "I shall revenge myself in the cruelest way you can imagine. I shall forget it."
Author: John Steinbeck
20. "Thomas Wollaston, in the Annals and Magazine of Natural History, complained that Darwin did no seem to know what a species actually was. The British Quarterly, deliberately sitting up trouble, speculated that a time might come when a monkey could propose marriage to a genteel British lady. Perhaps cruelest of all was a cartoon in Punch magazine, depicting a gorilla with a sign on its neck. Deliberately evoking the anti-slavery tract of Darwin's Wedgwood forbears, the sign read:"Am I a Man and a Brother?"
Author: Jonathan Clements
21. "February is the cruelest month in western Oregon."
Author: Judy Nedry
22. "Whenever I slipped into my black hole, loving them, caring for them, had brought me back out. But there was no saving me now. This time I had sunk too far—was still sinking—and I knew dragging my children down with me would be the cruelest thing I could ever do to them."
Author: Leigh Byrne
23. "A shade of sorrow passed over Taliesin's face. 'There are those,' he said gently, 'who must first learn loss, despair, and grief. Of all paths to wisdom, this is the cruelest and longest. Are you one who must follow such a way? This even I cannot know. If you are, take heart nonetheless. Those who reach the end do more than gain wisdom. As rough wool becomes cloth, and crude clay a vessel, so do they change and fashion wisdom for others, and what they give back is greater than what they won."
Author: Lloyd Alexander
24. "That can be the cruelest part of happiness--its tendency to disguise itself in boredom."- Marie-Helene Bertino, Safe as Houses, title story"
Author: Marie Helene Bertino
25. "It's one of the biggest scandals of life, to learn that the cruelest thing someone could say to you was you were a terrible kisser."
Author: Marisha Pessl
26. "But the cruelest habit the modern prophecy-savans have, is that one of coolly and arbitrarily fitting the prophetic shirt on to the wrong man. They do it without regard to rhyme or reason."
Author: Mark Twain
27. "Beware young brides: The cruelest behaviors on earth are done in the name of, what some call, 'love.' Therefore, the Shulamite does a much better job at defining love than pop-culture.pg 4"
Author: Michael Ben Zehabe
28. "Passion now begins to wake and whom we desire, we will take then we'll cut them down to the quick love itself the cruelest trick. Moved we are by loves sweet song though it plays not for long we can blow on embers bright till passion outtakes the light."
Author: Nancy Holder
29. "If I catch you, I might do anything. I might strip the skin from your bones as I drain you dry. Or I might drag you into my chambers and have you pleasure me in ways you cannot even imagine. I might even take mercy on you, and that would be the cruelest injustice of all, because for you, it would only be a temporary reprieve."
Author: Nenia Campbell
30. "Isolation is the cruelest of punishments, and it had never occurred to me that I was something less than human because I wasn't a man."
Author: Patricia Cornwell
31. "The wicked have weakness other than their willingness to kill and maim. Even the bleakest, cruelest soul can have its tender spots. Even the harshest desert has its pools, its shady trees and gentle streams."
Author: Paul Hoffman
32. "Sometimes our cruelest acts come not from meaning to do wrong but from not trying hard enough not to."
Author: Richard Paul Evans
33. "The cruelest aspect of love...is its inviolable integrity."
Author: Rick Yancey
34. "The cruelest lies are often told in silence."
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
35. "Few boys have been as fortunate as I, raised into manhood with only the gentlest of words and blandishments in my ears and the kindest of caresses upon my person, by a mother who sheltered us from everything that is harsh and ugly in this world. I was spoiled, utterly unprepared for cruelty, and perhaps this sounds like I'm complaining, but I'm not! You mustn't think I blame you. I'm afraid I must sound like the most ungrateful son in the world, when in fact the opposite is true. I am more grateful now than ever for the way you raised us, teaching us the value of kindness, of education, of independent thinking and liberal ideals, in the face of the fascism that is sweeping our country. The cruelest punishments now fail to bring even a tear to my eye, but the thought of the hardship you've suffered on behalf of your ideals makes me weep like a baby."
Author: Ruth Ozeki
36. "India's head ached. Insomnia was still her most attentive, cruelest lover, demanding and possessing her selfishly whenever it chose to do so. Light-heartedness was beyond her today. A man of middling quality was trying to marry her, and there was something wrong with her father's voice on the phone."
Author: Salman Rushdie
37. "Oh my dear, idealists are the cruelest monsters of them all."
Author: Sarah Vowell
38. "The smallest decisions made had such profound repercussions. One ten-minute wait could save a life… Or end it… One wrong turn down the right street or one seemingly unimportant conversation, and everything was changed. It wasn't right that each lifetime was defined, ruined, ended, and made by such seemingly innocuous details. A major life-threatening event should come with a flashing warning sign that either said ABANDON ALL HOPE or SAFETY AHEAD. It was the cruelest joke of all that no one could see the most vicious curves until they were over the edge, falling into the abyss below."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
39. "Not many people understood the inherent pain of a career in heroics. Your body aches from the demands of day-to-day protection. Your mind whirs with the things you did wrong, the ways you could've done better, the scores of citizens you didn't save. And when you lose someone you love, when their blood forms a puddle beneath your cheek while you watch… Your name, Watcher, becomes the cruelest agony of all."
Author: Shirin Dubbin
40. "Lying about anything is the cruelest thing in the world you could ever do. Be who you are. Don't try to be someone you're not. It never works."
Author: Summer Glau
41. "April is the cruelest month, breedinglilacs out of the dead land, mixingmemory and desire, stirringdull roots with spring rain."
Author: T.S. Eliot
42. "The cruelest curse of the disease is also its most sacred promise: You will not feel this way forever."
Author: Terri Cheney
43. "... he knew that the cruelest of blows too often came with a smile."
Author: Tess Gerritsen
44. "Out of that night and day of unconditional wrath, folks would've expected to see any city, if it survived, all newly reborn, purified by flame, taken clear beyond greed, real-estate speculating, local politics—instead of which, here was this weeping widow, some one-woman grievance committee in black, who would go on to save up and lovingly record and mercilessly begrudge every goddamn single tear she ever had to cry, and over the years to come would make up for them all by developing into the meanest, cruelest bitch of a city, even among cities not notable for their kindness."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
45. "Hope? Hope is not the absence of tragedy, my friend. It is the conviction that tragedy can be endured. Hope is the spark in you that is not subdued in the face of the vast and callous indifference of the universe. Hope is that which is not shattered by hardship. Hope is the urge to fight what is wrong even when you know it will destroy you. Hope is the decision to love and need someone knowing that they will one day die. For me to promise that there are no obstacles would be the cruelest lie I could possibly tell. That lie is not hope. Hope is the will which needs no lies."
Author: Travis Beacham
46. "People can be cruelest to those they love."
Author: Veronica Rossi
47. "You know why you won fights as an initiate?" I say as I get to my feet. "Because you're cruel. Because you like to hurt people. And you think you're special, you think everyone around you is a bunch of sissies who can't make the tough choices like you can."He starts to get up, and I kick him in the side so he goes sprawling again. Then I press my foot to his chest, right under his throat, and our eyes meet, his wide and innocent and nothing like what's inside him."You are not special," I say. "I like to hurt people too. I can make the cruelest choice. The difference is, sometimes I don't, and you always do, and that makes you evil."
Author: Veronica Roth
48. "I was angry with him before. I'm not really sure why. Maybe I was just angry that the world had become such a complicated place, that I have never known even a fraction of the truth about it. Or that I allowed myself to grieve for someone who was never really gone, the same way I grieved for my mother all the years I thought she was dead. Tricking someone into grief is one of the cruelest tricks a person can play, and it's been played on me twice."
Author: Veronica Roth
49. "Religious conflict can be the bloodiest and cruelest conflicts that turn people into fanatics."
Author: William J. Brennan
50. "The cruelest thing you can do to an artist is tell them their work is flawless when it isn't"
Author: Yahtzee Croshaw

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