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dissatisfaction Quotes

21 of the best book quotes about dissatisfaction
  1. #1
    “Without a gleaning
    of purpose in life,
    we have no vision,
    we live in strife”
  2. #2
    “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.”
  3. #3
    “I had known for a long time that the people about me used a method of communication different from mine; and even before I knew that a deaf child could be taught to speak, I was conscious of dissatisfaction with the means of communication I already possessed.”
  4. #4
    “As long as you think more is better, you’ll never be satisfied.”
  5. #5
    “I was a gospel singer for a while,” The Misfit said. “I been most everything. Been in the arm service both land and sea, at home and abroad, been twict married, been an undertaker, been with the railroads, plowed Mother Earth, been in a tornado, seen a man burnt alive oncet…”
  6. #6
    ″‘Oh darling,’ Brett said, ‘I’m so miserable.’ I had that feeling of going through something that has all happened before. ‘You were happy a minute ago.‘”
  7. #7
    “Mass movement do not usually rise until the prevailing order has been discredited. The discrediting is not an automatic result of the blunders and abuses of those in power, but the deliberate work of men of words with a grievance.”
  1. #8
    “No matter how vital we think the role of leadership in the rise of a mass movement, there is no doubt that the leader cannot create the conditions which make the rise of a movement possible. He cannot conjure a movement out of the void. There has to be an eagerness to follow and obey, and an intense dissatisfaction with things as they are, before movement and leader can make their appearance.”
  2. #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.”
  3. #10
    ″‘The reason so many people are starving is because we’ve wrecked the planet. The Earth is dying, you know? It’s time to leave.‘”
  4. #11
    “Things used to be awesome, but now they’re kinda terrifying.”
  5. #12
    “Growing up as a human being on the planet Earth in the twenty-first century was a real kick in the teeth. Existentially speaking.”
  6. #13
    “The real world sucked.”
  7. #14
    “I am sad for the dead and I am sad for
    the living”

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  1. #15
    “I’d learned, too, that I was not the only one dissatisfied with our way of life in Salem. Abigail Hobbs was trying to escape its suffocating effects. And, if I were to be truly honest with myself, so were the girls in the circle. ”
  2. #16
    “I could never stand more than three months of dreaming at a time without feeling an irresistible desire to plunge into society. To plunge into society meant to visit my superior at the office... I was overcome by a sort of paralysis; but this was pleasant and good for me. On returning home I deferred for a time my desire to embrace all mankind. ”
  3. #17
    “So whenever that brittle voice of dissatisfaction emerges within me, I can say ‘Ah, my ego! There you are, old friend!’ It’s the same thing when I’m being criticized and I notice myself reaching with outrage, heartache, or defensiveness. It’s just my ego, flaring up and testing its power. In such circumstances, I have learned to watch my heated emotions carefully, but I try not to take them too seriously, because I know that it’s merely my ego that has been wounded--never my soul It is merely my ego that wants revenge, or to win the biggest prize. It is merely my ego that wants to start a Twitter war against a hater, or to sulk at an insult or to quit in righteous indignation because I didn’t get the outcome I wanted.”
  4. #18
    “We got there and it had been torn down. They had built a pretty nice stucco mall there, so Loga and Quendy said we should go in and buy some cool stuff to go out in. That seemed good to us. I wanted to buy some things but I didn’t know what they were... Quendy bought some shoes, but the minute she walked out of the store she didn’t like them anymore. Marty couldn’t think of anything he wanted, so he ordered this really null shirt. He said it was so null it was like ordering nothing.”
  5. #19
    “No one had any reason to be dissatisfied with what he had seen – no one, that is, except for the starvation artist, he alone, always.”
  6. #20
    “Are you happy here?” I said at last.
    He considered this for a moment. “Not particularly,” he said. “But you’re not very happy where you are, either.”
  7. #21
    “He felt dissatisfied because he could see perfectly well that he couldn’t make people happy.”
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