being discontent Quotes

19 of the best book quotes about being discontent
  1. #1
    “It is clear to me now that, owing to my unbounded vanity and to the high standard I set for myself, I often looked at myself with furious discontent.”
  2. #2
    “We can shoot rockets into space but we can’t cure anger or discontent.”
  3. #3
    “I should think SOMEBODY might give me a new nightdress—instead of lamb broth, for a change!”
  4. #4
    ″[…] the gates of liberty seemed still unopened. [Lucy] was conscious of her discontent; it was new to her to be conscious of it. ‘The world,’ she thought, ‘is certainly full of beautiful things, if only I could come across them.‘”
  5. #5
    A terrible, painful sadness clutched at Ellen. More than ever before, she felt that her life—the best part of it, at least, the part that was fresh and fun—was behind her. Recognizing the sensation made her feel guilty, for she read it as proof that she was an unsatisfactory mother, an unsatisfied wife. She hated her life, and hated herself for hating it. She thought of a line from a song Billy played on the stereo: “I’d trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.”
  6. #6
    “You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.”
  7. #7
    “Now is the winter of our discontent
    Made glorious summer by this sun of York.”
  8. #8
    “And here we come to an unpleasant subject which it will be well to pass over as quickly as possible. There was only one thing that worried Benjamin Button; his wife had ceased to attract him.”
  9. #9
    “George: there are easier things than being married to the daughter of the president of that university.
    Martha: … for some men it would be the chance of a life time.”
  1. #10
    “As a bride it been she who had “dragged” Benjamin to dances and dinners – now conditions were reversed. She went out socially with him, but without enthusiasm, devoured already by that eternal inertia which comes to live with each of us one day and stays with us to the end.”
  2. #11
    “Can I tell you, we are living in the good old days. Twenty years from now you’ll look back and say, ‘Wow! That was one of the best times of my life.’ Don’t miss it living discontentedly.”
  3. #12
    “Does it make you tired, being so far away from what you know? That’s how I feel sometimes, that I would just like to crawl in a hole somewhere and rest. Go dormant, like those toad frogs Mattie told us about. And for you it’s just that much worse; you’re not even speaking your own language.”
  4. #13
    “Later that night when the kids were in bed I realized exactly what was bugging me: the idea of Lou Ann reading magazines for child-raising tips and recipes and me coming home grouchy after a hard day’s work. We were like some family on a TV commercial, with names like Myrtle and Fred. I could just hear us striking up a conversation about air fresheners.”
  5. #14
    “Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.”
  6. #15
    “When people are too well off they always begin to long for something new.”
  7. #16
    “You ought to be very happy at having got away from those demons, and instead of that I never saw you so gloomy. There must be something more.”
  8. #17
    “She had bought herself a blotter, a writing case, a pen and some envelopes, although she had no one to write to; she would dust off her whatnot, look at herself in the mirror, pick up a book, then begin to daydream between the lines and let it fall to her lap. She longed to travel, or to go back and live in the convent. She wanted both to die and to live in Paris.”
  9. #18
    “Her heart was just like that: contact with the rich had left it smeared with something that would never fade away.”
  10. #19
    “In short, the truth of the matter was Nippers knew not what he wanted.”

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