Irritation quotes

  • There is always a secret irritation about a laugh in which we cannot join
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Irritation #Laughing #Secret

  • Meditation is a journey to know yourself. Knowing yourself has many layers. Start knowing your bodily discomforts. Know your success, know your failures. Know your fears. Know your irritations. Know your pleasures, joy and happiness. Know your mental wounds. Go deeper and examine every feeling you have.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Journey #Irritation #Knowing

  • I still remember Botvinnik's reaction to each of my games, right from the opening moves. At first he would express amazement, then annoyance, and, finally irritation.
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Moving #Irritation #Games

  • My encounter with another world and another culture and the beginnings of an attachment to them had set up an irritation, barely perceptible but incurable-rather like unrequited love, like a symptom of the hopelessness of trying to grasp what is boundless, or unite what cannot be joined; a reminder of how finite, how curtailed, our experience on earth must be
    -- Andrei Tarkovsky

    #Unrequited Love #Irritation #Attachment

  • I need noise and interruptions and irritation: irritation and discomfort are a great starter. The loneliness of doing it any other way would kill me.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Loneliness #Irritation #Way

  • We mothers of grown-up daughters tend to view them with a mixture of love, exasperation, irritation and awe.
    -- Anne Robinson

    #Daughter #Mother #Irritation

  • Girls marry for love. Boys marry because of a chronic irritation that causes them to gravitate in the direction of objects with certain curvilinear properties.
    -- Ashley Montagu

    #Girl #Boys #Irritation

  • I know that disavowal is an unusal form of betrayal. From the outside it is impossible to tell if you are disowning someone or simply exercising discretion, being considerate, avoiding embarrassments and sources of irritation. But you, who are doing the disowning, you know what you're doing. And disavowal pulls the underpinnings away from a relationship just as surely as other more flamboyant types of betrayal.
    -- Bernhard Schlink

    #Betrayal #Exercise #Irritation

  • The Troubles are a pigmentation in our lives here, a constant irritation that detracts from real life. But life has to do with something else as well, and it's the other things which are the more permanent and real.
    -- Brian Friel

    #Real #Irritation #Trouble

  • You went to all that trouble just for my body?" I said, amazed and so grateful. Reyn looked up, irritation on his face. "Yeah. We were going to have you stuffed, as an example to future students." I grinned, "You could put me on wheels, move me from room to room.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Moving #Grateful #Irritation

  • Children have a remarkable talent for not taking the adult world with the kind of respect we are so confident it ought to be given. To the irritation of authority figures of all sorts, children expend considerable energy in "clowning around." They refuse to appreciate the gravity of our monumental concerns, while we forget that if we were to become more like children our concerns might not be so monumental.
    -- Conrad Hyers

    #Family #Children #Irritation

  • Art is a high calling - fears are coincidental. Coincidental, sneaky and disruptive, we might add, disguising themselves variously as laziness, resistance to deadlines, irritation with materials or surroundings, distraction over the achievements of others - indeed as anything that keeps you from giving your work your best shot. What separates artists from ex-artists is that those who challenge their fears, continue; those who don't, quit.
    -- David Bayles

    #Art #Irritation #Giving

  • Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, can be prolonged to the point where it ceases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.
    -- Dorothy Parker

    #Women #Irritation #Pity

  • With awareness there comes choice. And so you are able to say: "I allow this moment to be as it is". And then, suddenly, where before there was irritation, there is now a sense of aliveness and peace. And out of that comes right action.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Irritation #Choices #Able

  • One can summon courage and fortitude to face tragedy; irritations and frustrations are a cloud of mosquitoes that nip and sting and drive one frantic.
    -- Edna Ferber

    #Frustration #Clouds #Irritation

  • When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.
    -- Elizabeth West

    #Men #Irritation #Brain

  • To be a good sportsman, one must be a stoic and never show rancor in defeat, or triumph in victory, or irritation, no matter what annoyance is encountered. One who can not help sulking, or explaining, or protesting when the loser, or exulting when the winner, has no right to take part in games or contests.
    -- Emily Post

    #Sports #Irritation #Games

  • You must not sneeze. If you have a vehement cold you must take no notice of it; if your nose membranes feel a great irritation you must hold your breath; if a sneeze still insists upon making its way you must oppose it keeping your teeth grinding together; if the violence of the pulse breaks some blood-vessel you must break the blood-vessel -- but not sneeze.
    -- Fanny Burney

    #Irritation #Blood #Together

  • Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book. People who are fond of books know the feeling of irritation which sweeps over them at such a moment. The temptation to be unreasonable and snappish is one not easy to manage. "It makes me feel as if something had hit me," Sara had told Ermengarde once in confidence. "And as if I want to hit back. I have to remember things quickly to keep from saying something ill-tempered.
    -- Frances Hodgson Burnett

    #Book #Irritation #People

  • Quite often, ambition operates on a level of irritation. Not even jealousy, just irritation.
    -- Geoff Dyer

    #Ambition #Irritation #Levels

  • Even as we slog through the trials, persecutions, irritations, temptations, distractions, apathy, and just plain weariness of this world, the gospel points us to heaven where our King Jesus — the Lamb of God who was crucified in our place and raised gloriously from the dead — now sits interceding for us. Not only so, but it calls us forward to that final day when heaven will be filled with the roaring noise of millions upon millions of forgiven voices hailing him as crucified Savior and risen King.
    -- Greg Gilbert

    #Jesus #Kings #Irritation

  • The most extraordinary thing about the oyster is this. Irritations set into his shell. He does not like them. But when he cannot get ride of them, he uses the irritation to do the loveliest thing an oyster ever has a chance to do. If there are irritations in our lives today, there is only one prescription: make a pearl. It may have to be a pearl of patience, but anyhow, make a pearl. And it takes faith and I love to do it.
    -- Harry Emerson Fosdick

    #Love #Irritation #Oysters

  • Attempting mischievous and salutary irritation of his peers ... Keynes may only succeed in becoming an academic idol of our worst cranks and charlatans - not to mention the possibilities of the book as the economic bible of a fascist movement.
    -- Henry Calvert Simons

    #Book #Irritation #Idols

  • The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
    -- Horace

    #Irritation #Wish #Irritated

  • If your reaction to your partner's fear-or any other form of distress- is disdain or irritation, you do not want oneness or even friendship with your partner at that moment.
    -- Hugh Prather

    #Letting Go #Oneness #Irritation

  • But some of us are beginning to pull well away, in our irritation, from...the exquisite tasters, the vintage snobs, the three-star Michelin gourmets. There is, we feel, a decent area somewhere between boiled carrots and Beluga caviare, sour plonk and Chateau Lafitte, where we can take care of our gullets and bellies without worshipping them.
    -- J. B. Priestley

    #Stars #Vintage #Irritation

  • The rich landlord is he who collects with sternness, who accepts no excuse, and will have his own. There are moments of irritation and of real bitterness against him, but there is still admiration, because he is rich and successful.
    -- Jane Addams

    #Real #Successful #Irritation

  • Irritation. I'm too old to get angry. Anger, that's an emotion for more serious things
    -- John Schuerholz

    #Irritation #Serious #Emotion

  • Patience alleviates, as impatience augments, pain; thus persons of strong will suffer less than those who give way to irritation.
    -- Jonathan Swift

    #Strong #Pain #Irritation

  • Etiquette enables you to resolve conflict without just trading insults. Without etiquette, the irritations in modern life are so abrasive that you see people turning to the law to regulate everyday behavior. This frightens me; it's a major inroad on our basic freedoms.
    -- Judith Martin

    #Irritation #Law #People

  • One good thing that comes from living the nomadic life demanded by an expedition is that one sheds the fake skin donned from living too closely among society. For those of us who live for the freedom of such a lifestyle, that skin is dry and itchy and ill fitting. From my observances, that skin is much like a callus caused by the pure irritation of being forced to spend so much time with one's fellow man. Thank God I am spared such nonsense.
    -- Karen Hawkins

    #Men #Irritation #Fake

  • My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It's psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I'm always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.
    -- Kurt Cobain

    #Pain #Two #Irritation

  • Rarely have I seen any really great advertising created without a certain amount of confusion, throw-aways, bent noses, irritation and downright cursedness.
    -- Leo Burnett

    #Irritation #Confusion #Noses

  • Similar (of course, far from identical) irritations in similar conditions call out similar reflexes; the more powerful the irritation, the sooner it overcomes personal peculiarities. To a tickle, people react differently, but to a red-hot iron, alike. As a steam-hammer converts a sphere and a cube alike into sheet metal, so under the blow of too great and inexorable events resistances are smashed and the boundaries of "individuality" lost.
    -- Leon Trotsky

    #Powerful #Blow #Irritation

  • He left Chainsaw behind, much to her irritation. Ronan didn't want her to learn any bad language.
    -- Maggie Stiefvater

    #Irritation #Want #Language

  • To give and receive advice - the former with freedom, and yet without bitterness, the latter with patience and without irritation - is peculiarly appropriate to geniune friendship.
    -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

    #Friendship #Irritation #Giving

  • Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations, and resentments flit away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
    -- Mark Twain

    #Humor #Yield #Irritation

  • There are two life-forces in the world I know: Jewish and gentile, ours and yours...I do not believe that this primal difference between gentile and Jew is reconcilable. You and we may come to an understanding, never to a reconciliation. There will be irritation between us as long as we are in intimate contact. For nature and constitution and vision divide us from all of you forever.
    -- Maurice Samuel

    #Believe #Irritation #Two

  • All the vices, Sancho, bring some kind of pleasure with them; but envy brings nothing but irritation, bitterness, and rage.
    -- Miguel de Cervantes

    #Irritation #Envy #Bitterness

  • April frowned, irritation evident. “I did not consent to your presence,” she said peevishly. “Please depart, and attempt your political assassination on someone else’s property.
    -- Mira Grant

    #Irritation #Political #April

  • One bachelor is an irritation. Ten thousand bachelors are a war.
    -- Orson Scott Card

    #War #Irritation #Bachelors

  • there are virtues which are very well in the abstract, but which, encountered in the flesh, can be a source of extreme irritation.
    -- Patricia Wentworth

    #Irritation #Flesh #Virtue

  • One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise.
    -- Patrick Stewart

    #Kings #Irritation #Years

  • …feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.
    -- Pema Chodron

    #Teacher #Disappointment #Irritation

  • Depending on the inflection, ah bon can express shock, disbelief, indifference, irritation, or joy - a remarkable achievment for two short words.
    -- Peter Mayle

    #Two #Irritation #Joy

  • Like all good things, prayer requires some discipline. Yet I believe that life with God should seem more like friendship than duty. Prayer includes moments of ecstasy and also dullness, mindless distraction and acute concentration, flashes of joy and bouts of irritation. In other words, prayer has features in common with all relationships that matter.
    -- Philip Yancey

    #Prayer #Believe #Irritation

  • Do not to let your feelings (very natural and usual ones) of momentary irritation and discomfort be seen by others don't (as you so often did and do) let every little feeling be read in your face and seen in your manner . . .
    -- Queen Victoria

    #Irritation #Feelings #Littles

  • My music has a high irritation factor. I`ve always tried to say something. Eccentric lyrics about eccentric people. Often it was is joke. But I would plead guilty on the grounds that I prefer eccetricity to the bland.
    -- Randy Newman

    #Irritation #People #Eccentric

  • When Im writing a novel, which is what I like to write, I get up early, sit zazen, make a pot of green tea. I wear wrist cuffs to keep my wrists warm and minimize irritation from extended contact with the surface of my desk. I sit down and write.
    -- Ruth Ozeki

    #Writing #Irritation #Tea

  • Kind 'Guardian' readers have been forwarding me round robin Christmas newsletters for years now: lengthy missives full of perfect children, exotic holidays, talented pets and endless, tedious detail. The notes that accompanied them revealed they had inspired in the original recipients everything from mild irritation to absolute rage.
    -- Simon Hoggart

    #Children #Holiday #Irritation

  • We provide both irritation and inspiration for each other- the grist for each other's pearl making.
    -- Stephen Nachmanovitch

    #Inspiration #Irritation #Pearls

  • The Pearl Principle - no inner irritation, no pearl.
    -- Surya Das

    #Positive Thinking #Irritation #Pearls

  • [On writer George Moore:] ... I grew curious about Moore. Yet when at the rehearsal of 'Countess Cathleen' in some dark by-way of London, I was told he was present, I cannot recall any form, only an irritation in the dusty atmosphere.
    -- Susan Mitchell

    #Dark #Irritation #Atmosphere

  • The whole body of the arts and sciences composes one vast machinery for the irritation and development of the human intellect.
    -- Thomas de Quincey

    #Art #Irritation #Development

  • I don't have pet peeves like some people. I have whole kennels of irritation.
    -- Whoopi Goldberg

    #Women #Irritation #People

  • To raise children you must have love and a wholesome understanding, and that is why a parent should pray fervently for their own salvation, so that their own sin does not get in the way. We can be saved from irritation and anger! Children can quickly sense if their parents are irritated, and then the children can be easily provoked and react stubbornly.
    -- Esther Smith

    #Children #Irritation #Parent

  • I come from a family where the only emotion respectable to show is irritation. In some this tendency produces hives, in others literature, in me both.
    -- Flannery O'Connor

    #Irritation #Literature #Emotion

  • Embracing conflict can become a joy when we know that irritation and frustration can lead to growth and fascination.
    -- Thomas Crum

    #Frustration #Irritation #Joy

  • Will it not be wise to allow the friendship between nations to rest upon deep and permanent things? Irritations of the cuticle must not be confounded with heart failure.
    -- Benjamin Harrison

    #Wise #Heart #Irritation

  • Let us candidly confess our indebtedness to the needle. How many hours of sorrow has it softened, how many bitter irritations calmed, how many confused thoughts reduced to order, how many life-plans sketched in purple!
    -- Caroline Wells Healey Dall

    #Confused #Irritation #Order

  • In one family, every little plan or question is discussed amid bickering and irritation. In another, without the least effort, every discussion goes on amid perfect peace. This is just as easy, and infinitely more agreeable: only, in many homes it does not happen to be the family habit.
    -- Charles Buxton

    #Home #Irritation #Perfect

  • When it was suggested to Pasteur that many of his great achievements depended on luck, he replied - I'm sure with more than a little irritation - 'In the field of observation in science, fortune only favours the prepared mind.' It is not by chance that it is always the great scientists who have the luck.
    -- Lewis Wolpert

    #Irritation #Achievement #Mind