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Welcome to these Terrible Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

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The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling PHOTO

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

 

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa


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When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
- Sydney Pollack

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the
part of a great many people to the effect that when
you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

The Establishment center...
has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history.
That war is a moral and political disaster -
a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
- George McGovern

If a politician murders his mother, the first response
of the press or of his opponents will likely be not
that it was a terrible thing to do,
but rather that in a statement made six years before
he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
- Meg Greenfield

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians
have to get hurt in wars,
otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy
way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.
- Fred Woodworth

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

For Astrid, no matter what challenges they go through,
they are going to face each other.
It's hard for a daughter to accept that her mother
is that selfish and that terrible.
- Alison Lohman

The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately
it destroys those who practice it.
Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others,
the light within them dies.
- Terry Waite

Blanche is written with a terrible authority,
the authority that comes from artistic necessity when
the writer is compelled to write by his demon,
rather than by his agent or promoter.
- Paul Bailey

The people who do not get jobs are often the most vulnerable in our society,
and joblessness is a terrible plight for anyone who suffers from it.
- Tim Bishop

What a terrible thing to have lost one's mind.
Or not to have a mind at all.
How true that is.
- Dan Quayle

My first album is like a terrible John Hammond album,
with drums.
- Warren Zevon

You see that's what I think is such a terrible,
terrible betrayal, the trust that people have in government.
- Ralph Steadman

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant
and fill him with a terrible resolve.
- Isoroku Yamamoto

A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
- John Lothrop Motley

When an actor asks you to read his script,
your heart sinks.
The number of scripts I've been given by actors that
are so unbelievably terrible!
- Richard Grant

Acting? No, it is not for me.
I would be terrible.
- Kim Carnes

To outlive one's child is a terrible thing,
but to do so because your child has taken his or her life is horrible.
- Pierre Salinger

Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from
the terrible destruction of World War III.
- Paul Robeson

To work on the actual location I think is great.
This thing of going to Canada and pretending you're in New York,
it's terrible.
- Jessica Lange

The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and,
having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

I could do terrible things to people who dump unwanted animals by the roadside.
- James Herriot

Life is a wonderful thing to talk about,
or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it.
- Jean Anouilh

I used to do some terrible things in the marshalling area to upset my rivals.
- Dawn Fraser

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
- Frank Moore Colby

The truth.
It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and must therefore be treated with great caution.
- J. K. Rowling

It's very expensive to be me.
It's terrible the things I have to do to be me.
- Anna Nicole Smith

None who have always been free can understand the terrible
fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
- Pearl S. Buck

We just sent our condolences to the President of the
United States and the American people on what is a terrible,
terrible tragedy.
- Helen Clark

I'm a terrible golfer.
- Jimmy Kimmel

There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the
skyscrapers' battle with the heavens that cover them.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

Temptation to behave is terrible.
- Bertolt Brecht

My feelings about myself have been terrible.
- Alvin Ailey

September 11 stands on its own as a terrible tragedy.
- Vernon Jordan

My accent remained terrible.
It was very hard for me to initiate any conversation
with someone I didn't know.
- Lawrence Welk

I wasn't athletic.
I played baseball, but I was terrible.
- Matt Long

The scramble to get into college is going to be so
terrible in the next few years that students are going
to put up with almost anything,
even an education.
- Barnaby C. Keeney

When you have a good script you're almost in more trouble
than when you have a terrible script.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

The football season is like pain.
You forget how terrible it is until it seizes you again.
- Sally Quinn

I think to be driven to want to kill must be such a terrible burden.
- Ruth Rendell

I really don't know what I'm doing...
I don't.
It's terrible.
I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can,
and that's all I really do.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible,
how doomed the present is.
- Iris Murdoch

The poor peasant here hives under conditions quite
different from those of Russia.
Though often terrible, they are not as appalling as they were there.
- Herman Gorter

It must be a terrible pressure to have to go to the office.
- Jilly Cooper

A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops
noticing the terrible things her children do because
she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.
- Lois Wyse

I'm terrible with money, absolutely awful.
I'm always losing it.
- Ron Wood

There was a time when I was 19 when I really,
really, really thought I was going crazy.
I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression.
- Winona Ryder

I'm the worst rider.
I'm a terrible rider.
Me and horses are not a good mix.
For some reason, people are always trying to get me on a horse in a movie.
- Dana Delany

The punctuation of anniversaries is terrible,
like the closing of doors, one after another between
you and what you want to hold on to.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Some locations are so terrible, you can't even breathe,
and you still have to act.
- Jena Malone

American history is longer, larger, more various,
more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.
- James A. Baldwin

My mother thought Hollywood was a den of iniquity,
and people came to terrible bad ends there.
- Kitty Carlisle

I'm a terrible dancer.
The worst.
- Sheena Easton

The problem is you tend to look back and identify mistakes,
and as a consequence of feeling terrible about mistakes
you say you bungled this so bad,
let's get out of here.
- Bob Kerrey

It's a terrible thing to be alone - yes it is -
it is - but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath -
as terrible as you like -
but a mask.
- Katherine Mansfield

Glorifying violence is terrible.
Simulating sex is nothing - it's something so impersonal really.
- Bo Derek


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