Joyless Quotes

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my-life-as-professional-musician-is-joyless-exercise-in-futility
an-annoyed-joyless-christian-is-devils-greatest-billboard-mark-hart
victory-is-gay-only-back-home-up-front-it-is-joyless-marlene-dietrich
his-lips-made-grim-twist-that-was-like-joyless-cousin-smile-laini-taylor
time-joyless-emblem-greed-millions-robber-best-which-earth-can-give
enthusiasm-is-contagious-is-lack-it-joyless-christians-are-greater-assault-on-gospel-than-atheism-mark-hart
i-suppose-there-are-people-who-can-pass-up-free-guacamole-but-theyre-either-allergic-to-avocado-too-joyless-to-live-frank-bruni
i-am-fed-up-joyless-that-not-only-have-i-nothing-to-fill-my-soul-i-cannot-even-conceive-anything-that-could-possibly-satisfy-it-alas-not-even-soren-kierkegaard
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if-he-does-go-change-will-be-doleful-suppose-he-should-be-absent-spring-summer-autumn-how-joyless-sunshine-fine-days-will-seem-charlotte-bronte
authority-allows-two-roles-torturer-tortured-twists-people-into-joyless-mannequins-that-fear-hate-while-culture-plunges-into-abyss-alan-moore
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foul-jealousy-that-turnest-love-divine-to-joyless-dread-makest-loving-heart-with-hateful-thoughts-to-languish-to-pine-edmund-spenser
instead-fulfilling-promise-infinite-orgasmic-bliss-sex-in-america-feminine-mystique-is-becoming-strangely-joyless-national-compulsion-if-not-betty-friedan
those-who-are-driven-by-poverty-those-whore-free-from-material-worries-hunger-exhausting-labor-joyless-existence-ask-same-question-question-kathy-acker
being-born-with-sickly-resemblance-to-henry-fonda-was-first-long-series-practical-jokes-which-destiny-was-to-make-major-major-unhappy-victim-throughout-his-joyless-life-being-bor
as-convinced-atheist-i-ought-to-agree-with-voltaire-that-judaism-is-not-just-one-more-religion-but-in-its-way-root-religious-evil-without-stern-joyless-rabbis-their-613-dour-proh
Man was born for society. However little He may be attached to the World, He never can wholly forget it, or bear to be wholly forgotten by it. Disgusted at the guilt or absurdity of Mankind, the Misanthrope flies from it: He resolves to become an Hermit, and buries himself in the Cavern of some gloomy Rock. While Hate inflames his bosom, possibly He may feel contented with his situation: But when his passions begin to cool; when Time has mellowed his sorrows, and healed those wounds which He bore with him to his solitude, think you that Content becomes his Companion? Ah! no, Rosario. No longer sustained by the violence of his passions, He feels all the monotony of his way of living, and his heart becomes the prey of Ennui and weariness. He looks round, and finds himself alone in the Universe: The love of society revives in his bosom, and He pants to return to that world which He has abandoned. Nature loses all her charms in his eyes: No one is near him to point out her beauties, or share in his admiration of her excellence and variety. Propped upon the fragment of some Rock, He gazes upon the tumbling waterfall with a vacant eye, He views without emotion the glory of the setting Sun. Slowly He returns to his Cell at Evening, for no one there is anxious for his arrival; He has no comfort in his solitary unsavoury meal: He throws himself upon his couch of Moss despondent and dissatisfied, and wakes only to pass a day as joyless, as monotonous as the former.

Matthew Gregory Lewis
man-was-born-for-society-however-little-he-may-be-attached-to-world-he-never-can-wholly-forget-it-bear-to-be-wholly-forgotten-by-it-disgusted-at-guilt-absurdity-mankind-misanthro
I usually enjoy setting up a new kitchen, but this has become a joyless and highly charged task. My mother and I each have our own set of kitchen boxes, which means that if there are two cheese graters between us, only one will make it into a cupboard. The other will be put back in a box or given to Goodwill. Each such little decision has the weight of a Middle East negotiation. While her kitchenware is serviceable, I'm a sucker for the high end: All-Clad saucepans and Emile Henry pie dishes. Before long, I'm shaking my head at pretty much everything my mother removes from her San Diego boxes. She takes each rejected item as a personal slight - which in fact it is. I begrudge her even her lightweight bowls, which she can lift easily with her injured hand. Here she is, a fragile old woman barely able to bend down as she peers into a low cupboard, looking for a place where she can share life with her grown daughter. At such a sight my heart should be big, but it's small, so small that when I see her start stuffing her serving spoons into the same drawer as my own sturdy pieces, lovingly accumulated over the years, it makes me crazy. Suddenly I'm acting out decades of unvoiced anger about my mother's parenting, which seems to be materializing in the form of her makeshift collection of kitchenware being unpacked into my drawers. When I became a mother myself, I developed a self-righteous sense of superiority to my mother: I was better than my mother, for having successfully picked myself up and dusted myself off, for never having lain in bed for days on end, too blotto to get my child off to school or even to know if it was a school day. By sheer force of will and strength of character, I believed, I had risen above all that she succumbed to and skirted all that I might have inherited. This, of course, is too obnoxiously smug to say in words. So I say it with flatware.

Katie Hafner
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