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Marcel ProustIt comes so soon, the moment when there is nothing left to wait for.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

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Oscar WildeNever marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

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Oscar LevantIt's not what you are, it's what you don't become that hurts.

—  Oscar Levant, 1906-1972, American pianist

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Cyril ConnollyWhom the Gods wish to destroy, they first call promising.

—  Cyril Connolly, 1903-1974, British writer

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Leonardo da VinciI have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.

—  Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519, Italian polymath & painter

     (his last words)

George Bernard ShawIf you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificed yourself.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Friedrich NietzscheI'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Ambrose BierceYear, n. A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

Ambrose BierceOpportunity, n. A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

Eric HofferDisappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Sylvia PlathIf you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.

—  Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963, American poet & writer

Antonio PorchiaA door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Fernando PessoaIt's in an inland sea that the river of my life ended.

—  Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935, Portuguese poet & writer

Fernando PessoaMy past is everything I failed to be.

—  Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935, Portuguese poet & writer

Elbert HubbardAnyone who idolizes you is going to hate you when he discovers that you are fallible. He never forgives. He has deceived himself, and he blames you for it.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Anton ChekhovBy poeticizing love, we imagine in those we love virtues that they often do not possess; this then becomes the source of constant mistakes and constant distress.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Jean Jacques RousseauAll my misfortunes come of having thought too well of my fellows.

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher


Personal Stories

Marilyn MonroeI've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.

—  Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962, American actress

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Funny Quotes

Rodney DangerfieldA girl phoned me the other day and said, “Come on over. There's nobody home.” I went over. Nobody was home.

—  Rodney Dangerfield, 1924-2004, American comedian

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