intolerable quotes

It's an intolerable abuse of power to have employees who are supposed to be advancing the public interest actually working on political campaigns.Sal Albanese

People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children's book. I say, 'If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children's book', but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you're directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.Martin Amis

In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.Brooks Atkinson

Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.Saint Basil

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.Ludwig van Beethoven

Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.Hilaire Belloc

Unprecedented financial pressures, and an ever-increasingly aggressive public culture, along with social, moral and spiritual fragmentation, are leading to lives being overwhelmed by stress, intolerable interior isolation and even quiet despair.Sean Brady

I'm not dead and I don't have blue hair but some people say there are similarities. It is usually intolerable to watch myself onscreen but this time it's fine. I think it's beautiful and a real work of art.Helena Bonham Carter

There has been talk of lack of consensus, but we all know that this is the veto of foreign powers, the intolerable situation in our 21st century America.Rafael Correa

That's the main reason I gave up my career after John was born and I was pregnant with Andrew. I could not handle going away day after day. The thought of going away before they got up and coming back after they were in bed was intolerable.Louise Fletcher

Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.Anatole France

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.Ursula K. Le Guin

Once you explore life outside of work, it becomes addictive. The less you work, the less you want to work. At first, the odd afternoon off seems like a fantastic luxury. Before long, you are opting for a four-day week. Then a four-day week becomes an intolerable demand on your time, so you find a way of moving to a three-day week.Tom Hodgkinson

Working is bad enough in the winter, but in the summer it can become completely intolerable. Stuck in airless offices, every fibre of our being seems to cry out for freedom. We're reminded of being stuck in double maths while the birds sing outside.Tom Hodgkinson

I am totally against the idea that a Muslim woman should not have the same opportunities as a Muslim man to learn, to open up, to work, help shape the future. To close Islam down to a sexist approach is totally intolerable and ridiculous. It's not Islam.King Hussein I

Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.Aldous Huxley

I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that's not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity.Tahar Ben Jelloun

I would advise you to write, my dear friend, because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable to you, and after some time your solitude would become perhaps attractive if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy.Wilfrid Laurier

Sentimentality is intolerable because it is false feeling.Doris Lessing

It was only as I wrote about it that I began to find paths of access to feelings that were intolerable to me then.Jonathan Lethem