Awful quotes

  • The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Differences #Tragedy #Awful

  • In that moment it dawned on me that everything has to line up perfectly for something to turn out this awful.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Lines #Awful #Moments

  • Yet it is awful to love a person who is a torture to you. And a fascinating person who loves you and won't hear of anything but your loving him and living right by his side through all eternity!
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Love You #Awful #Sides

  • I get a script and it's really interesting with scripts, because you never really know. It's paper and it could be great or awful. Even scripts that are good could end up not working.
    -- Amanda Bynes

    #Interesting #Paper #Awful

  • Writing is a miserable, awful business. Stay with it. It is better than anything in the world.
    -- Ann Patchett

    #Writing #World #Awful

  • ...Go somewhere else. Somewhere safer.” Anywhere else. God, please. Or he was likely to do something horribly awful, like surrender his sanity and kiss her.
    -- Anne Mallory

    #Kissing #Awful #Sanity

  • I'm actually embarrassed to tell people I'm Russian these days, because it's become such an awful place.
    -- Anton Yelchin

    #People #Awful #These Days

  • Tomorrows were full of awful things. Today, now, was the essential.
    -- Ariana Franklin

    #Essentials #Awful #Today

  • To realize that the Holy Scriptures are a revelation from the Most High, communicating to us His mind and defining for us His will, is the first step toward practical godliness. To recognize that the Bible is God's Word, and that its precepts are the precepts of the Almighty, will lead us to see what an awful thing it is to despise and ignore them.
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Mind #Awful #Scripture

  • Everything in life has some good in it. And when something awful happens, the goodness stands out even more--it's sad, but that's the truth.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Awful #Standing Out #Goodness

  • I assure you that some of the most awesome things God has ever done for me have come out of the most awful things I’d done to myself.
    -- Beth Moore

    #Done #Awful #Most Awesome

  • There are an awful lot of skinny people in the cemetery.
    -- Beverly Sills

    #People #Awful #Skinny

  • We used to drink an awful lot of alcohol.
    -- Bill Bruford

    #Alcohol #Awful #Drink

  • Sometimes I had to room with Tony Kaye and that was awful.
    -- Bill Bruford

    #Fear #Awful #Rooms

  • There are more useful systems developed in languages deemed awful than in languages praised for being beautiful--many more.
    -- Bjarne Stroustrup

    #Beautiful #Being Beautiful #Awful

  • I'm a terrible dancer! Oh, I'm an awful dancer!
    -- Bobby Orr

    #Dancer #Awful #Terrible

  • Convictions, in the end, they can be dangerous, but a world without them is just kind of an awful kind of gray, amorphous mass.
    -- Bono

    #World #Awful #Kind

  • The state of ambiguity - that messy, greasy, mixed-up, confused, and awful situation you're living through right now - is enlightenment itself.
    -- Brad Warner

    #Confused #Enlightenment #Awful

  • I've spent an awful lot of my time in the air. I've had everything happen to me in a plane that could happen. Except a crash.
    -- Brenda Lee

    #Air #Awful #Crash

  • Then there is the worst part of Christianity, which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation... But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization.
    -- Bruce Kent

    #Organization #Manipulation #Awful

  • The lives God gives to us, the awful things we can’t escape from. Sometimes I think that sort of God would enjoy making hell for us after we die.
    -- C.J. Sansom

    #Thinking #Giving #Awful

  • I need a world filled with wonder, with awe, with awful things. I couldn't exist in a world devoid of marvels, even if the marvels are terrible marvels. Even if they frighten me to consider them.
    -- Caitlín R. Kiernan

    #Needs #World #Awful

  • It's an awful risky thing to live
    -- Carl Rogers


  • The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Optimistic #Space #Awful

  • So what if Brian made me feel like fireworks were going off inside me. He could also make me feel like a big fat clod of heartsick dirt. It was like he could take any emotion I had and make it ten times stronger. Which is great when it's happiness but pretty darn awful if it's anything sad.
    -- Catherine Gilbert Murdock

    #What If #Stronger #Awful

  • Anorexia is an awful thing, but you get yourself into it, and only you can get yourself out of it.
    -- Celia Imrie

    #Anorexia #Awful

  • No, I'm a horrible singer, I'm awful.
    -- Charisma Carpenter

    #Singers #Awful #Horrible

  • Awful as the consideration of eternity is, it is a source of great consolation to the righteous.
    -- Charles Buck

    #Awful #Eternity #Consideration

  • How many serious family quarrels, marriages out of spite, and alterations of wills, might have been prevented by a gentle dose of blue pill!-What awful instances of chronic dyspepsia in the characters of Hamlet and Othello! Banish dyspepsia and spirituous liquors from society, and you have no crime, or at least so little that you would not consider it worth mentioning.
    -- Charles Kingsley

    #Character #Blue #Awful

  • Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.
    -- Charles Lamb

    #Laughing #Funeral #Awful

  • The most awful thing about power is not that it corrupts absolutely but that it makes people so utterly boring, so predictable.
    -- Chinua Achebe

    #People #Awful #Boring

  • I'd rather have my teeth drilled than listen to that awful song, 'Fly, Eagles Fly.'
    -- Chris Christie

    #Song #Eagles #Awful

  • Everyone wants to demagogue everyone else. That may be good politics, but it's awful policy.
    -- Chris Christie

    #May #Want #Awful

  • It's pretty awful being told you're a racist.
    -- Chris Lilley

    #Racist #Awful

  • I've never been cool and I don't really care about being cool. It's just an awful lot of time and hair gel wasted.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Hair #Care #Awful

  • You say something bad about Newsies and you have an awful lot of people to answer to.
    -- Christian Bale

    #People #Answers #Awful

  • How many times had those awful words - "I know what I'm doing" - been uttered throughout history as prelude to disaster?
    -- Christopher Buckley

    #Awful #Disaster #Prelude

  • Sometimes awful things have their own beauty.
    -- Christopher Isherwood

    #Awful #Sometimes

  • Even now I can't trust life. It did too many awful things to me as a kid.
    -- Clara Bow

    #Kids #Awful

  • I play golf - even though I'm awful at it.
    -- Clare Balding

    #Golf #Play #Awful

  • Our sin reached its full horror and found its most awful expression in the cross.
    -- Colin S. Smith

    #Easter #Expression #Awful

  • Memory is the most malicious cutter of all, preserving, recasting, panning in slow motion across the awful bits so that we retain every detail.
    -- Colson Whitehead

    #Memories #Details #Awful

  • It was a silence that heard itself, awful and beautiful.
    -- Colum McCann

    #Beautiful #Silence #Awful

  • The idea of having Australians upset at me is just awful.
    -- Craig Ferguson

    #Ideas #Upset #Awful

  • Something about being rejected at Church Camp felt so much more awful than being rejected at school.
    -- Craig Thompson

    #School #Church #Awful

  • I went to prom with my boyfriend, but after the dance he left me at a party all by myself. It was awful!
    -- Crystal Reed

    #Party #My Boyfriend #Awful

  • It seems to me, correct me if I'm wrong, that there are an awful lot of people in Manhattan. And it's getting worse.
    -- Cynthia Heimel

    #People #Manhattan #Awful

  • People have an awful lot of problems that society has put on them and a lot to work through because of it.
    -- Dana Plato

    #People #Awful #Problem

  • I always thought that if I got no love at all early in my standup career, or I was god awful, I thought I'd get into psychology.
    -- Dane Cook

    #Careers #Psychology #Awful

  • No, thats not how it happened... Mr crepsley dropped. He was impaled on the stakes. He died. And it was awful... His cries as he writhed there, bleeding and dying, burning and screaming, will stay with me till I die. Maybe I'll even carry them with me after I go.
    -- Darren Shan

    #Dying #Awful #Bleeding

  • I would go to work on the show and I felt awful every day, that's not the way it was. ... I felt like some kind of prostitute or something. If I feel so bad, why keep on showing up to this place? I'm going to Africa. The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.
    -- Dave Chappelle

    #Awful #Way #Showing Up

  • I usually don't agree with what I say very much. I'm an awful liar.
    -- David Bowie

    #Liars #Awful #Agree

  • But, Tarantino has seen all of my movies. He's seen my good stuff, he's seen my bad stuff, he's seen the ones I directed, he's read my autobiography. There's an awful lot of things he knows about me, all of which I think had something to do with his casting.
    -- David Carradine

    #Thinking #Stuff #Awful

  • I know the other side. I know what awful golf is.
    -- David Duval

    #Golf #Awful #Sides

  • There's an awful temptation to just keep on researching. There comes a point where you just have to stop, and start writing.
    -- David McCullough

    #Writing #Temptation #Awful

  • Survival is the main objective. There are going to be some awful days, I know that from my background in the sport.
    -- David Millar

    #Sports #Survival #Awful

  • I was never jailed. The fact is that I was arrested, but I went into a diversion programme, and by that time I'd already begun working in what was called anger management. It was a painful and awful moment.
    -- David Soul

    #Anger #Awful #Facts

  • Solving the following riddle will reveal the awful secret behind the universe, assuming you do not go utterly mad in the attempt. If you already happen to know the awful secret behind the universe, feel free to skip ahead.
    -- David Wong

    #Mad #Secret #Awful

  • That's the awful thing about dating. Tight underwear. We would all like to be in a big bra and pants and when you are in a secure relationship you can do that.
    -- Dawn French

    #Dating #Underwear #Awful

  • I sort of play golf because a lot of my friends are into it, but I'm awful - my handicap is about six or seven thousand.
    -- Dennis Lehane

    #Golf #Play #Awful

  • Casey Maddox wrote that when philosophy dies, action begins. I would say in addition that when we stop hoping for external assistance, when we stop hoping that the awful situation we're in will somehow resolve itself, when we stop hoping the situation will somehow not get worse, then we are finally free - truly free - to honestly start working to thoroughly resolve it. I would say when hope dies, action begins.
    -- Derrick Jensen

    #Hope #Philosophy #Awful

  • To be hungry must be awful.
    -- Dick Van Patten

    #Awful #Hungry

  • For a straight man, I seem to have to kiss an awful lot of men!
    -- Dominic West

    #Kissing #Men #Awful

  • We seem to be paying some of our employees an awful lot of money.
    -- Don Ameche

    #Money #Awful #Employee

  • The Sentence has no end. Sometimes I think it had no beginning. Now I salute its authors, which means all of us. You have made a wild, precious, awful, delicious, lovable, tragic, vulgar, fearsome, divine thing.
    -- Douglas Davis

    #Mean #Thinking #Awful

  • I was in an awful lot of trouble in Hollywood.
    -- Eddie Bracken

    #Hollywood #Awful #Trouble

  • I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.
    -- Edith Sitwell

    #Death #Nuisance #Awful

  • The awful thing is that you can never be aware of what you are not aware of.
    -- Edward de Bono

    #Awful #Awareness

  • If you're doing nonsense it has to be rather awful, because there'd be no point.
    -- Edward Gorey

    #Awful #Nonsense

  • I'm fascinated by the awful, awful things that human beings do to each other.
    -- Edward P. Jones

    #Awful #Humans

  • TARP is funded by taxpayers, so there are many rules about how that money can and can't be used. The result: GM spends an awful lot of time checking in with the people who administer TARP over everything from hiring to executive compensation and management. For a global company, that adds up to a lot of distraction.
    -- Edward Whitacre, Jr.

    #People #Awful #Add

  • Life, struck sharp on death, Makes awful lightning.
    -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    #Lightning #Awful

  • All the untidyactivity continues, awful but cheerful.
    -- Elizabeth Bishop

    #Cheerful #Awful

  • I suspected my homosexuality, but I'd never acted out on it because I was afraid of sex. It's awful to be afraid of sex.
    -- Elton John

    #Sex #Awful #Homosexuality

  • Of Consciousness, her awful Mate. The Soul cannot be rid - as easy the secreting her behind the Eyes of God.
    -- Emily Dickinson

    #Eye #Soul #Awful

  • The minister today preached about death and judgment, and what would become of those who behaved improperly - and somehow it scared me. He preached such an awful sermon I didn't think I should ever see you again until the Judgment Day. The subject of perdition seemed to please him somehow.
    -- Emily Dickinson

    #Thinking #Atheism #Awful

  • You can't be a great mum and work the whole time necessarily; those two things aren't ideal. We have an awful lot to work on and to debate about in relation to our working lives, because it isn't working for a lot of people, particularly for a lot of women.
    -- Emma Thompson

    #Two #People #Awful

  • Never give up, never escape, take everything in, and perhaps suffer, that's not too awful either, but never, never give up.
    -- Etty Hillesum

    #Giving Up #Suffering #Awful

  • Death is an awful thing. I don't believe in it myself.
    -- Eugene Ormandy

    #Believe #Awful

  • When there are no women on the tour it can get awful and ugly - constant horrible jokes and gross behaviour. It needs to be leavened with a feminine presence.
    -- Evan Dando

    #Behaviour #Ugly #Awful

  • Poverty made me feel weak, as if I were coming down with an awful, debilitating, communicable disease - the disease of being without money. Instead of going to the hospital, you went to the poor farm. The difference was, you never got well at the poor farm.
    -- Faith Sullivan

    #Differences #Disease #Awful

  • Another funny thing about having friends was that they expected things of you. they made you want to not be a terrible, awful, execrable person. They made you feel worse when you were one. It was a lot easier not to have any friends.
    -- Francine Pascal

    #Funny Things #Want #Awful

  • There's an awful lot of resources that can be drawn upon in an improvised music concert.
    -- Fred Frith

    #Awful #Resources #Concerts

  • I'm not a good time-off person. I'm awful on holiday. It comes from having that period when I didn't work. That really was the worst bit.
    -- Gary Barlow

    #Holiday #Awful #Good Times

  • Awful Night! Ancestral mystery of mysteries.
    -- George Eliot

    #Night #Awful #Mystery

  • To that movement, consecrated by religious principle, sustained by an awful sense of justice, and cheered by the brightest hopes of future good, all our powers, talents, and attainments are devoted.
    -- George Ripley

    #Religious #Justice #Awful

  • Not to this extent but from day one I had an awful lot of confidence when I got started.
    -- George Thorogood

    #Confidence #Awful

  • Friends see most of each other’s flaws. Spouses see every awful last bit.
    -- Gillian Flynn

    #Awful #Lasts #Flaws

  • Wagner has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour.
    -- Gioachino Rossini

    #Music #Lovely #Awful

  • Always, always powder your T-zone and the lines going from your nose down around your mouth so you don't look like a bulldog. When those areas are shiny, it's awful. And gloss will keep your lips from appearing dehydrated.
    -- Gisele Bundchen

    #Awful #Lips #Bulldogs

  • If we're so awful and we're so bad, you ought to check out the nightlife in Leningrad.
    -- Glenn Frey

    #Nightlife #Politics #Awful

  • If I'm a lousy writer, then an awful lot of people have lousy taste.
    -- Grace Metalious

    #People #Awful #Taste

  • I think it's pretty ridiculous to sit back and think that we've changed the horse so much, without realizing that they have changed us an awful lot too.
    -- Hank Green

    #Horse #Thinking #Awful

  • Humor is really one of the hardest things to define, very hard. And it's very ambiguous. You have it or you don't. You can't attain it. There are terrible forms of professional humor, the humorists' humor. That can be awful. It depresses me because it is artificial. You can't always be humorous, but a professional humorist must. That is a sad phenomenon.
    -- Heinrich Böll

    #Depressing #Humorous #Awful

  • The stories I create are never as awful as reality.
    -- Henning Mankell

    #Reality #Stories #Awful

  • I love Sherlock Holmes. There's still an awful lot to steal from Conan Doyle. But within a tradition you can work in many different ways.
    -- Henning Mankell

    #Different #Awful #Way

  • Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?
    -- Henry Travers

    #Life #Men #Awful

  • I'm not sure I'm the sort of actor people are hugely interested in finding out an awful lot about.
    -- Iain Glen

    #People #Actors #Awful

  • Just once I would like to persuade the audience not to wear any article of blue denim. If only they could see themselves in a pair of brown corduroys like mine instead of this awful, boring blue denim.
    -- Ian Anderson

    #Blue #Denim #Awful

  • There's an awful lot of terrible television which I could do, but I mostly stick to Have I Got News for You.
    -- Ian Hislop

    #News #Television #Awful