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As Bad As Sayings By Ben Fountain: But I am scared. Everybody's scared.""You know what I mean, like scared scared. Like coward But I am scared. Everybody's scared."
"You know what I mean, like scared scared. Like coward scared, like if you never went to begin with. But with everything you've done nobody's going to doubt you." Then she made a somewhat frantic speech about a website she found that listed how certain people had avoided Vietnam. Cheney, Four education deferments, then a hardship 3-A. Limbaugh,4-F thanks to a cyst on his ass. Pat Buchanan, 4-F. Newt Gingrich, grad school deferment. Karl Rove, did not serve. Bill O'Reilly, did not serve. John Ashcroft, did not serve. Bush, AWOL from the Air National Guard, with a check mark in the "do not volunteer" box as to service overseas.
"You see where I'm going with this?'
"Well, yeah."
"I'm just saying, those people want a war so bad, they can fight it themselves. Billy Lynn's done his part. — Ben Fountain
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As Bad As Sayings By Iris Murdoch: The next day round about ten o'clock I was walking down Welbeck Street. I was The next day round about ten o'clock I was walking down Welbeck Street. I was in a bad temper. By daylight the whole project seemed very much less attractive. I felt that to be snubbed by a film star would put me in a bad state of mind for months. But I regarded the matter as something which had been decided and which now simply had to be carried out. I often used this method for deciding difficult cases. In stage one I entertain the thing purely as a hypothesis, and in stage two I count my stage one thinking as a fixed decision on which there is no going back. I recommend this technique to any of you who are not good at making decisions. — Iris Murdoch
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As Bad As Sayings By Anonymous: Parents have been taught to fear fevers, to see them as bad, and to try Parents have been taught to fear fevers, to see them as bad, and to try to lower them as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, most parents don't know why fevers occur, what is really a "high fever" and how (and why) to work with fevers instead of against them to help their children recover. — Anonymous
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As Bad As Sayings By Jennifer Lynch: Accept that you are bad and dirty and cheap and should be thrown to the Accept that you are bad and dirty and cheap and should be thrown to the wolves as scrap meat, and must never bear children, for who knows the faces they would be locked behind from birth until death. — Jennifer Lynch
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As Bad As Sayings By Sylvia Boorstein: Heir to your own karma doesn't mean 'You get what you deserve.' I think it Heir to your own karma doesn't mean 'You get what you deserve.' I think it means 'You get what you get.' Bad things happen to good people. My happiness depending on my action means, to me, that it depends on my action of choosing compassion
for myself as well as for everyone else
rather than contention. [p.61] — Sylvia Boorstein
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As Bad As Sayings By Cass R. Sunstein: How about 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7? Think about it for a minute. How about 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7? Think about it for a minute. That approach has the advantage of giving you "I am your father," and of starting with the mysteries of the two best, while treating the prequels as kind of a flashback (as you're also focused on the cliffhanger ending of 5). Then you get to wrap everything up with the real finale, and the best, before the third trilogy starts. Not a bad idea at all. A — Cass R. Sunstein
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As Bad As Sayings By Harper Lee: Things are never as bad as they seem. Things are never as bad as they seem. — Harper Lee
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As Bad As Sayings By E.F. Benson: For it is a most extraordinary, though common, phenomenon to find that perfectly virtuous and For it is a most extraordinary, though common, phenomenon to find that perfectly virtuous and upright people often like to be thought just a little wicked, whereas bad people are totally indifferent for the most part as to whether or not anyone thinks them good or not. — E.F. Benson
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As Bad As Sayings By Franklin D. Roosevelt: New ideas can be good and bad, just the same as old ones. New ideas can be good and bad, just the same as old ones. — Franklin D. Roosevelt
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As Bad As Sayings By Will Rogers: In politics practically everything you hear is scandal, and besides, the funny thing is that In politics practically everything you hear is scandal, and besides, the funny thing is that the things they are whispering ain't half has bad as the things they have been saying right out loud. — Will Rogers
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As Bad As Sayings By Erich Maria Remarque: Unspoiled by education, frank and unsuspecting as young an8imals, they came up to school from Unspoiled by education, frank and unsuspecting as young an8imals, they came up to school from their meadows, their games, and their dreams. The simple law of life was alone valid for them; the most vital, the most forceful among them was leader; the rest followed him. But little by little, with the weekly portions of tuition, another, artificial set of values was foisted upon them: he who knew his lesson best was termed excellent and ranked foremost, and the rest must emulate him. Little wonder, indeed, if the more vital of them resist it! But they have to knuckle under, for the ideal of the school is the good scholar.
But what an ideal! What ever came of the good scholars in the world?
In the hothouse of the school they do enjoy a short semblance of life, but only the more surely to sink back afterward into mediocrity and insignificance. The world has been bettered only by the bad scholars. — Erich Maria Remarque
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As Bad As Sayings By Louise Brown: A raped girl is bad for the family: it shows that they can't protect their A raped girl is bad for the family: it shows that they can't protect their women; that they have little social standing; and that they're not respectable. It's worse for the victim because once a woman, or a girl - or a boy - is known as the target of a rape she becomes so despised, so shamed, so worthless that she turns into public property. No one is raped only once. — Louise Brown
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As Bad As Sayings By Brenda Niall: It was said that his decision to have his papers burnt was a defence against It was said that his decision to have his papers burnt was a defence against biographers. He had read a life of one of the archbishops of Dublin, Dr William Walsh, and thought it a travesty of the man he had known. No one would do that to him; no one would analyse the mind and heart of Daniel Mannix. It would be bad enough if they got it wrong. And for him, it might have been almost as bad if they got it right. — Brenda Niall
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As Bad As Sayings By Sherrilyn Kenyon: Is Darling still awake?" She stepped back so that he could see Ryn. "He is." Is Darling still awake?" She stepped back so that he could see Ryn. "He is." Hauk headed for the bed. "Fain sent me a note about what's going on with the locals. I'm here with backup." Darling growled. "Not helpless, people." "Not people, human," Hauk said in an exasperated tone. Darling made an obscene gesture at him. "I thought I got rid of you when I left the hospital." Hauk clutched his chest as if those words wounded him. "Aww now, Dar, you're going to hurt my feelings." "You don't have feelings." "True. Just think of me like a bad STD. I always show up at the worst time." He glanced back at Zarya. "So much for your hot date, huh?" Darling groaned. "You are ever a pain in my ass, Hauk. Should I reset the timers on my explosives in the city? Might give the Resistance pause if they think I'm going to take them or their families with me." Ryn — Sherrilyn Kenyon
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As Bad As Sayings By Jill A. Davis: When pressed to tell people how I got myself into my current nepotism-gone-bad situation, I When pressed to tell people how I got myself into my current nepotism-gone-bad situation, I like to describe it as a mini-breakdown. The prefix makes all the difference. It makes it sound more like a vacation than a condition best treated with medication and art therapy. — Jill A. Davis
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As Bad As Sayings By Frances Hodgson Burnett: In each century since the beginning of the world wonderful things have been discovered. In In each century since the beginning of the world wonderful things have been discovered. In the last century more amazing things were found out than in any other century before. In this new century hundreds of things still more astounding will be brought to light. At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they see it can be done- then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago. One of these things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts- just mere thoughts- are as powerful as electric batteries- as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in you may never get over it as long as you live.
The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
1911 — Frances Hodgson Burnett
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As Bad As Sayings By Jon Krakauer: It was actually pretty common for women not to scream or call the cops in It was actually pretty common for women not to scream or call the cops in rape cases I prosecuted," Roe said, "at least partly because women aren't wired to react that way. We are socialized to be likeable and not to create friction. We are brought up to be nice. Women are supposed to resolve problems without making a scene - to make bad things go away as if they never happened. — Jon Krakauer
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As Bad As Sayings By Carla Gugino: Well, first of all, I'm an incredibly gullible person - I'm so bad that when Well, first of all, I'm an incredibly gullible person - I'm so bad that when I said that to someone, my friend said, 'You know, 'gullible' isn't even in the dictionary.' And I said, 'Really?' As I was saying 'Really?' I will acknowledge that I then realized what was happening, but that's how bad I am. — Carla Gugino
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As Bad As Sayings By Paul Farmer: I've been working in Haiti 28 years - I thought I'd sort of seen it I've been working in Haiti 28 years - I thought I'd sort of seen it ... I've gone through a number of coups, the storms of 2008, I thought, you know, that I'd seen things as bad as they were going to get, and I was wrong. — Paul Farmer
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As Bad As Sayings By Michael Patrick Goodwin: We are witnessing the total collapse of a bad idea. Obamaism, a quasi-socialist commitment to We are witnessing the total collapse of a bad idea. Obamaism, a quasi-socialist commitment to a more powerful government at home and an abdication of American leadership around the world, is being exposed as a historic calamity. It is fueling domestic fear and global disorder and may well lead to a world war. — Michael Patrick Goodwin
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As Bad As Sayings By Julie Kagawa: Bad kitty!" Razor buzzed again from Keirran's shoulder. His huge ears flapped as he bounced Bad kitty!" Razor buzzed again from Keirran's shoulder. His huge ears flapped as he bounced up and down. "Evil, bad kitty! Shave off fur! Throw kitty off mountain! Burn, burn! — Julie Kagawa
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As Bad As Sayings By Patrick Rothfuss: I seek from curiosity. I seek the knowing of things." "Knowing is a type of I seek from curiosity. I seek the knowing of things." "Knowing is a type of power," Shehyn pointed out, then seemed to change the subject. "Tempi told me there was a Rhinta among the bandits as their leader." "Rhinta?" I asked respectfully. "A bad thing. A man who is more than a man, yet less than a man." "A demon?" I asked, using the Aturan word without thinking. "Not a demon," Shehyn said, switching easily to Aturan. "There are no such things as demons. Your priests tell stories of demons to frighten you." She met my eye briefly, gesturing a graceful: Apologetic honesty and serious import . "But there are bad things in the world. Old things in the shape of men. And there are a handful worse than all the rest. They walk the world freely and do terrible things." I felt hope rising within me. "I have also heard them called the Chandrian," I said. — Patrick Rothfuss
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As Bad As Sayings By Laura Kreitzer: What's with savage humans always wanting to cannibalize us?" Jaden asks as she runs past What's with savage humans always wanting to cannibalize us?" Jaden asks as she runs past Summer to check for any more of the Tainted around the corner.
"They want to suck your blood," Rob says in a Romanian accent.
Jaden snorts. Too bad humor won't help them out of this mess. — Laura Kreitzer
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As Bad As Sayings By Georgia Cates: I take you to be my best friend, my lover, my husband, and the father I take you to be my best friend, my lover, my husband, and the father of our children. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect
you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love from this day forward, for as long as we both shall live. You will always be every song I sing. — Georgia Cates
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As Bad As Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: The moment when mortality, ephemerality, uncertainty, suffering, or the possibility of change arrives can split The moment when mortality, ephemerality, uncertainty, suffering, or the possibility of change arrives can split a life in two. Facts and ideas we might have heard a thousand times assume a vivid, urgent, felt reality. We knew them then, but they matter now. They are like guests that suddenly speak up and make demands upon us; sometimes they appear as guides, sometimes they just wreck what came before or shove us out the door. We answer them, when we answer, with how we lead our lives. Sometimes what begins as bad news prompts the true path of a life, a disruptive visitor that might be thanked only later. Most of us don't change until we have to, and crisis is often what obliges us to do so. Crises are often resolved only through anew identity and new purpose, whether it's that of a nation or a single human being. — Rebecca Solnit
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As Bad As Sayings By Gena Showalter: Yeah, okay. You're right. I was having dinner with Zombie Carl the other night. You Yeah, okay. You're right. I was having dinner with Zombie Carl the other night. You know, steak, rare, and a bottle of vintage type A. He told me all his secrets, but too bad for you I promised him I wouldn't tell. In exchange I asked him to gather his best undead buddies and stalk me through my friend's yard. And oh, yeah, it was totally fine if they wanted to use me as an all-night-dinner buffet, because having organs is SO last year. — Gena Showalter
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As Bad As Sayings By Monica Murphy: Most of the time I'm thinking of youAll of the time I love youRemembering the Most of the time I'm thinking of you
All of the time I love you
Remembering the good times and the bad
So much as
Happened and
Maybe I'm loving too fast
All I know is I ...
Love you. And want to
Live with you
Only you
Will you be my wife? — Monica Murphy
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As Bad As Sayings By Frank Luntz: We as Americans assume that big companies are bad, and big power companies are even We as Americans assume that big companies are bad, and big power companies are even worse. — Frank Luntz
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As Bad As Sayings By Maggie Q: With stunt guys, you can punch them in the face because it's, you know, just With stunt guys, you can punch them in the face because it's, you know, just part of work. You feel bad about that but not as bad as if you punch another actor. — Maggie Q
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As Bad As Sayings By Frederick Buechner: Everybody prays whether [you think] of it as praying or not. The odd silence you Everybody prays whether [you think] of it as praying or not. The odd silence you fall into when something very beautiful is happening or something very good or very bad. The ah-h-h-h! that sometimes floats up out of you as out of a Fourth of July crowd when the sky-rocket bursts over the water. The stammer of pain at somebody else s pain. The stammer of joy at somebody else's joy. Whatever words or sounds you use for sighing with over your own life. These are all prayers in their way. — Frederick Buechner
As Bad As Sayings By Kristen Ashley: Celery as celery was bad. Celery fried was the work of Satan. Celery as celery was bad. Celery fried was the work of Satan. — Kristen Ashley
As Bad As Sayings By Jeffrey Kluger: Athletes often start life at the opposite end of the wealth and prestige spectrum, but Athletes often start life at the opposite end of the wealth and prestige spectrum, but as soon as they exhibit an unusual talent for swinging a bat or sinking a free-throw they may find that the rules have been suspended for them. They are waved through school and into the pros, and incidents of bad behavior are overlooked or covered up. — Jeffrey Kluger
As Bad As Sayings By Mohsin Hamid: But you can always justify killing animals on the grounds that you want to eat But you can always justify killing animals on the grounds that you want to eat them, or wear them, or that they smell bad, look funny, bother you, threaten you, and have the bad luck of being in your way. What about killing humans? Well aside from a few die-hard individualists on the fringe, the general consensus among people these days seems to be that eating and wearing other people is just not on. Wearing a suit which costs as much as a farmer will make in his lifetime is acceptable, but actually putting his eyeballs on a string and letting them dangle above tastefully exposed cleavage is bad form. — Mohsin Hamid
As Bad As Sayings By Shelly Crane: I'm going to be in a better place. I'm going to see Daddy. But you I'm going to be in a better place. I'm going to see Daddy. But you are going to help people. You are the helper, Sophelia, the one who will take all the bad and ugly and make it what it was supposed to be in the first place. You will bring this world to its knees one day." I opened my mouth to say ... something. "I - " "One day you'll get to fly, Soph, just like Pan and Wendy. Fly away home to a better place where everything is brighter, boys are never lost, and mothers don't ever leave. But right now? Don't mourn me," she whispered. "I love you and I planned this. All is as it should be. One day, you will understand. — Shelly Crane
As Bad As Sayings By Donnie Fritts: As long as you have those brilliant songs, it didn't matter how bad you played, As long as you have those brilliant songs, it didn't matter how bad you played, or how bad he sang on 'em sometimes. It was one of those magical things that really worked, and I don't think could ever happen again. — Donnie Fritts
As Bad As Sayings By Confucius: If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. — Confucius
As Bad As Sayings By Elizabeth Hoyt: Still, he watched intently as she began her descent, ready to grab her arm should Still, he watched intently as she began her descent, ready to grab her arm should she waver. "You're hovering," she said without turning. "Hovering is my job." "That's debatable." "No, actually, it isn't," he said, flatly. "Humph." They'd reached the ground floor now and she turned to walk toward the back of the house. He grimaced as he took the last step overly hard on his bad leg. She didn't turn, but he noticed that she slowed her pace for him. — Elizabeth Hoyt
As Bad As Sayings By Sarah Dessen: Let me guess," Eli said, his voice that low, even timbre, as always. "Drinking from Let me guess," Eli said, his voice that low, even timbre, as always. "Drinking from kegs also falls under outdoor activity."
I just looked at him, standing there in jeans and the same blue hoodie he'd had on the first time I met him. Maybe it was the embarrassment, which had been bad enough before I had an audience, but I was instantly annoyed. I said, "Are we outside?"
He glanced round, as if needing to confirm this. "Nope."
"Then no." I turned my attention back to the keg. — Sarah Dessen
As Bad As Sayings By Kirsten Miller: What are you getting at? I demanded. Are you saying you know somthing about me? What are you getting at? I demanded. Are you saying you know somthing about me? For a moment she was quiet. Her pale eyeswandered across my face as if she was searching for somthing she had seen before.
"Let's see. I know your short on friends. I also know your a little strange. I figure you must be pretty bored, or you wouldn't have spent your time following me around. But I know a few other things that might make me think you're interesting."
I couldn't tell wether I should be frightened or flatered. No one had ever said that about me before.
"Is that good or bad?" I asked.
"That, Mrs. Fishbein, is entirely up to you — Kirsten Miller
As Bad As Sayings By Vinnie Colaiuta: You can't be everything. Nobody is everything. You just do what you do, and you You can't be everything. Nobody is everything. You just do what you do, and you try to do that as well as you can. And if somebody doesn't like it, too bad. — Vinnie Colaiuta
As Bad As Sayings By Neale Donald Walsch: Nothing is as bad as it seems. Nothing. There is a benefit and a blessing Nothing is as bad as it seems. Nothing. There is a benefit and a blessing hidden in the folds of every experience and every outcome. That includes every and any 'bad' thing that may be happening to you right now. Change your perspective. Know that nothing happens ever that is not for your highest good. All that needs to change for you to see this ... is your definition of 'Highest Good.' — Neale Donald Walsch
As Bad As Sayings By Nick Hornby: I know, somewhere in me, that it's not her that's being stupid. I understand, on I know, somewhere in me, that it's not her that's being stupid. I understand, on one level, that she doesn't know, that everything's up in the air. But that's no use to me. You know the worst thing about being rejected? The lack of control. If you could only control the when and how of being dumped by somebody, then it wouldn't seem as bad. But then, of course, it wouldn't be rejection, would it? It would be by mutual consent. It would be musical differences. I would be leaving to pursue a solo career. I know how unbelievably and pathetically childish it is to push and push like this for some degree of probability, but it's the only thing I can do to grab any sort of control back from her. — Nick Hornby
As Bad As Sayings By George Orwell: One question at any rate was answered. Never, for any reason on earth, could you One question at any rate was answered. Never, for any reason on earth, could you wish for an increase of pain. Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes, no heroes, he thought over and over as he writhed on the floor, clutching uselessly at his disabled left arm. — George Orwell
As Bad As Sayings By Miroslav Tichy: Photography is painting with light! The blurs, the spots, those are errors! But the errors Photography is painting with light! The blurs, the spots, those are errors! But the errors are part of it, they give it poetry and turn it into painting. And for that you need as bad a camera as possible! If you want to be famous, you have to do whatever you're doing worse than anyone else in the whole world. — Miroslav Tichy
As Bad As Sayings By Burt Ward: No kids should see that kind of violence where Batman is killing as many people No kids should see that kind of violence where Batman is killing as many people as the bad guys. — Burt Ward
As Bad As Sayings By Molly Maguire McGill: The game jostled back and forth, and then came the final inning. Some player named The game jostled back and forth, and then came the final inning. Some player named Casey came to bat, like his teammates, looking like a rock. Lightning ripped through the air as rain came down in sheets. The scoreboard said the horses were beating the rocks by two points, but there were two men on base. If Casey hit a homerun, the rocks would beat the horses. If not, too bad for the rocks.
This man, Ben, and the two people with him looked horrified as this Casey came to bat. They had red shirts with horses painted on them. They jumped up and down for joy when they saw the final pitch, and Casey sulking back to the dugout. He had struck out. After the game, the four hiked back to a very small car. — Molly Maguire McGill
As Bad As Sayings By Han Kang: He didn't know if her desperate efforts to be understanding and considerate were a good He didn't know if her desperate efforts to be understanding and considerate were a good or bad thing. Perhaps it was all down to him being self-centered and irresponsible. But right now he found his wife's patience and desire to do the right thing stifling, which made him still more inclined to see it as a flaw in her character. — Han Kang
As Bad As Sayings By Fyodor Dostoevsky: Thus, as a result of heightened consciousness, a man feels as if it's all right Thus, as a result of heightened consciousness, a man feels as if it's all right if he's bad as long as he knows it- as though that were any consolation. — Fyodor Dostoevsky
As Bad As Sayings By Roger Stimpy: replace the motherboard," he said, handing the old one to me. "Go look through that replace the motherboard," he said, handing the old one to me. "Go look through that junk pile of computer parts that's sitting in the corner." I did as he asked. By the time I found a match, Brandon had my hard drive connected to another computer. "Good news is, the hard drive is fine," he said. "The bad news is, without that — Roger Stimpy
As Bad As Sayings By Lance Armstrong: When you win, you don't examine it very much, except to congratulate yourself. You easily, When you win, you don't examine it very much, except to congratulate yourself. You easily, and wrongly, assume it has something to do with your rare qualities as a person. But winning only measures how hard you've worked and how physically talented you are; it doesn't particularly define you beyond those characteristics.
Losing on the other hand, really does say something about who you are. Among other things it measures are: do you blame others, or do you own the loss? Do you analyze your failure, or just complain about bad luck?
If you're willing to examine failure, and to look not just at your outward physical performance, but your internal workings, too, losing can be valuable. How you behave in those moments can perhaps be more self-defining than winning could ever be. Sometimes losing shows you for who you really are. — Lance Armstrong
As Bad As Sayings By David Levithan: And I find myself saying, "It wasn't really about her." And finding it's true.What do And I find myself saying, "It wasn't really about her." And finding it's true.
What do you mean?" Norah asks.
It was about the feeling, you know? She caused it in me, but it wasn't about her. It was about my reaction, what I wanted to feel and then convinced myself that I felt, because I wanted it that bad. That illusion. It was love because I created it as love. — David Levithan
As Bad As Sayings By Paul Krugman: It was only with the crisis that debt soared.Yet many Europeans in key positions - It was only with the crisis that debt soared.
Yet many Europeans in key positions - especially politicians and officials in Germany, but also the leadership of the European Central Bank and opinion leaders throughout the world of finance and banking - are deeply committed to the Big Delusion, and no amount of contrary evidence will shake them. As a result, the problem of dealing with the crisis is often couched in moral terms: nations are in trouble because they have sinned, and they must redeem themselves through suffering.
And that's a very bad way to approach the actual problems Europe faces. — Paul Krugman
As Bad As Sayings By Suheir Hammad: I do not know how bad a life has to break in order to kill. I do not know how bad a life has to break in order to kill.
I have never been so hungry that I willed hunger.
I have never been so angry as to want to control a gun over a pen.
Not really. Even as a woman, as a Palestinian, as a broken human being.
Never this broken. — Suheir Hammad
As Bad As Sayings By Humphrey Bogart: I don't hurt the industry. The industry hurts itself, by making so many lousy movies I don't hurt the industry. The industry hurts itself, by making so many lousy movies - as if General Motors deliberately put out a bad car. — Humphrey Bogart
As Bad As Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: This too to remember. If a man writes clearly enough any one can see if This too to remember. If a man writes clearly enough any one can see if he fakes. If he mystifies to avoid a straight statement, which is very different from breaking so-called rules of syntax or grammar to make an efffect which can be obtained in no other way, the writer takes a longer time to be known as a fake and other writers who are afflicted by the same necessity will praise him in their own defense. True mysticism should not be confused with incompetence in writing which seeks to mystify where there is no mystery but is really only the necessity to fake to cover lack of knowledge or the inability to state clearly. Mysticism implies a mystery and there are many mysteries; but incompetence is not one of them; nor is overwritten journalism made literature by the injection of a false epic qulaity. Remember this too: all bad writers are in love with the epic. — Ernest Hemingway,
As Bad As Sayings By Lavrenti Lopes: Mumbai is home, so there's no comparison. But then again, New York's a lot like Mumbai is home, so there's no comparison. But then again, New York's a lot like Mumbai, which is why I choose to live there. It's fast, crowded (in a good way), the people are friendly and it's full of color and race, like Mumbai. Unfortunately, the traffic's also just as bad. — Lavrenti Lopes
As Bad As Sayings By John Ashbery: The term ignorant is indeed perhaps an overstatement, implying as it does that something is The term ignorant is indeed perhaps an overstatement, implying as it does that something is known somewhere, whereas in reality we are not even sure of this: we in fact cannot aver with any degree of certainty that we are ignorant. Yet this is not so bad; we have at any rate kept our open-mindedness
that, at least, we may be sure that we have
and are not in any danger, or so it seems, of freezing into the pious attitudes of those true spiritual bigots whose faces are turned toward eternity and who therefore can see nothing. — John Ashbery
As Bad As Sayings By Ernest Agyemang Yeboah: The world as an arena contains different tomorrows. When you see a different today, you The world as an arena contains different tomorrows. When you see a different today, you shall think of a different yesterday and there shall come yet another and a different tomorrow! Day by day, night by night, we meet another tomorrow with different perspectives. If the good tomorrow you thought of becomes a bad today, don't worry at all and pray, another tomorrow is coming for today to be yesterday! Don't ever let desperation take the seat of inspiration within you! Keep Smiling, no matter what; for though all things go wrong, something is right somewhere! Just ponder, smile, be happy, shake of the dust and arise for another tomorrow is coming! — Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
As Bad As Sayings By Jeremy Bentham: Judges of elegance and taste consider themselves as benefactors to the human race, whilst they Judges of elegance and taste consider themselves as benefactors to the human race, whilst they are really only the interrupters of their pleasure ... There is no taste which deserves the epithet good, unless it be the taste for such employments which, to the pleasure actually produced by them, conjoin some contingent or future utility: there is no taste which deserves to be characterized as bad, unless it be a taste for some occupation which has mischievous tendency. — Jeremy Bentham
As Bad As Sayings By Russell Baker: Unpleasant questions are being raised about Mother's Day. Is this day necessary? ... Isn't it Unpleasant questions are being raised about Mother's Day. Is this day necessary? ... Isn't it bad public policy? ... No politician with half his senses, which a majority of politicians have, is likely to vote for its abolition, however. As a class, mothers are tender and loving, but as a voting bloc they would not hesitate for an instant to pull the seat out from under any Congressman who suggests that Mother is not entitled to a box of chocolates each year in the middle of May. — Russell Baker
As Bad As Sayings By Francis George: Law is a process. If there is equality of process for everybody, then that's our Law is a process. If there is equality of process for everybody, then that's our definition of justice. Whether or not what is done is right or wrong, you follow the process. And so, the end result is just by definition within that alternative universe that is American law. Most people still operate within a moral universe where principles of good and bad and what is right and wrong in itself, and not just as a result of the process. — Francis George
As Bad As Sayings By Kelley Armstrong: His eyes met mine, and I looked into them and I felt ... I don't His eyes met mine, and I looked into them and I felt ... I don't know what I felt. A strange nameless something I couldn't even identify as a good something or a bad something, could only feel in my gut, jumping and twitching, until I turned away and looked out over the forest — Kelley Armstrong
As Bad As Sayings By Christian Bale: Being misunderstood is not a bad thing as an actor. I know the truth. Being misunderstood is not a bad thing as an actor. I know the truth. — Christian Bale
As Bad As Sayings By Leo Tolstoy: I remember the astonishment I felt when I first read Shakespeare. I expected to receive I remember the astonishment I felt when I first read Shakespeare. I expected to receive a powerful esthetic pleasure, but having read, one after the other, works regarded as his best: "King Lear," "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet" and "Macbeth," not only did I feel no delight, but I felt an irresistible repulsion and tedium ... Shakespeare can not be recognized either as a great genius, or even as an average author ... far from being the height of perfection, [King Lear] is a very bad, carelessly composed production, ... can not evoke among us anything but aversion and weariness ... All his characters speak, not their own, but always one and the same Shakespearian, pretentious, and unnatural language ... — Leo Tolstoy
As Bad As Sayings By Kasie West: You should look into catching rabbits for a living. You're not half bad at it."He You should look into catching rabbits for a living. You're not half bad at it."

He smiled. "That would be almost as manly as becoming a cowboy. — Kasie West
As Bad As Sayings By Patrick Buchanan: You can always tell when a town has gone bad. People gather in little groups, You can always tell when a town has gone bad. People gather in little groups, talking in low voices. Their postures are taut and awkward. They have the look of those who have been brushed by brutality and do not know how to cope with it - a look of shame, as if they had somehow caused the violence that frightens them. — Patrick Buchanan
As Bad As Sayings By Rainbow Rowell: You know my mum. 'Information wants to be free.' 'There's no such thing as a You know my mum. 'Information wants to be free.' 'There's no such thing as a bad thought.' Our library is practically as big as Watford's and better stocked. If you wanted to find something dangerous in there, I'm sure you could. — Rainbow Rowell
As Bad As Sayings By Brene Brown: Squandering our gifts brings distress to our lives. As it turns out, it's not merely Squandering our gifts brings distress to our lives. As it turns out, it's not merely benign or 'too bad' if we don't use the gifts that we've been given; we pay for it with our emotional and physical well-being. When we don't use our talents to cultivate meaningful work, we struggle. We feel disconnected and weighted down by feelings of emptiness, frustration, resentment, shame, disappointment, fear, and even grief. — Brene Brown
As Bad As Sayings By Joseph Epstein: I am afraid I am one of those people who continues to read in the I am afraid I am one of those people who continues to read in the hope of sometime discovering in a book a single - and singular - piece of wisdom so penetrating, so soul stirring, so utterly applicable to my own life as to make all the bad books I have read seem well worth the countless hours spent on them. My guess is that this wisdom, if it ever arrives, will do so in the form of a generalization. — Joseph Epstein
As Bad As Sayings By Witness Lee: As we have pointed out, the principle of the tree of knowledge is to be As we have pointed out, the principle of the tree of knowledge is to be independent of God. It means that we make our decisions independently. Although Cain performed a good deed, it was independent of God. Everything that is good yet independent of God results in death. This is similar to insulation which severs the flow of electricity. Regardless of the substance that is used as insulation - it may even be diamond - electricity is cut off nonetheless. As long as it causes insulation, it does not matter whether the material is good or bad. Likewise, if a thing keeps us away from God, it brings death, regardless of how good it is. — Witness Lee
As Bad As Sayings By Luis Alberto Urrea: It seems jolly on the page. But imagine poverty, violence, natural disasters, or political fear It seems jolly on the page. But imagine poverty, violence, natural disasters, or political fear driving you away from everything you know. Imagine how bad things get to make you leave behind your family, your friends, your lovers; your home, as humble as it might be; your church, say. Let's take it further - you've said good-bye to the graveyard, the dog, the goat, the mountains where you hunted, your grade school, your state, your favorite spot on the river where you fished and took time to think. — Luis Alberto Urrea
As Bad As Sayings By Robert Lowell: Sometimes nothing is so solid to me as writing - I suppose that's what a Sometimes nothing is so solid to me as writing - I suppose that's what a vocation means - at times a torment, a bad conscience, but all in all, purpose and direction. — Robert Lowell
As Bad As Sayings By Tahereh Mafi: Words are like seeds, I think, planted into our hearts at a tender age. They Words are like seeds, I think, planted into our hearts at a tender age. They take root in us as we grow, settling deep into our souls. The good words plant well. They flourish and find homes in our hearts. They build trunks around our spines, steadying us when we're feeling most flimsy; planting our feet firmly when we're feeling most unsure. But the bad words grow poorly. Our trunks infest and spoil until we are hollow and housing the interests of others and not our own. We are forced to eat the fruit those words have borne, held hostage by the branches growing arms around our necks, suffocating us to death, one word at a time. — Tahereh Mafi
As Bad As Sayings By Anne Frank: If the truth is told, things are just as bad as you yourself care to If the truth is told, things are just as bad as you yourself care to make them. — Anne Frank
As Bad As Sayings By David Cronenberg: I don't think that the flesh is necessarily treacherous, evil, bad. It is cantankerous, and I don't think that the flesh is necessarily treacherous, evil, bad. It is cantankerous, and it is independent. The idea of independence is the key. It really is like colonialism. The colonies suddenly decide that they can and should exist with their own personality and should detach from the control of the mother country. At first the colony is perceived as being treacherous. It's a betrayal. Ultimately, it can be seen as the separation of a partner that could be very valuable as an equal rather than as something you dominate. — David Cronenberg
As Bad As Sayings By Fiona Apple: I've done things that can be made fun of. It's not such a bad thing. I've done things that can be made fun of. It's not such a bad thing. If I'm going to end up a role model, then I'd rather not end up being the kind of role model that pretends to be perfect, and pretends that she always has the right thing to say. I'm a product of role models that didn't make me feel like I was as good as them. — Fiona Apple
As Bad As Sayings By Celia Rivenbark: My friends scoffed at my anxiety and said dumb things like, 'Fifty is the new My friends scoffed at my anxiety and said dumb things like, 'Fifty is the new forty!' Which just made me realize that there are a whole lot of other people who suck at math as bad as I do. No. Fifty is fifty. — Celia Rivenbark
As Bad As Sayings By Alex Spanos: When you're winning, you're a hero. When you're losing, you're a bum ... I'm as When you're winning, you're a hero. When you're losing, you're a bum ... I'm as bad as the fans, believe me. If they only knew how I hate losing and what we go through to try to win. — Alex Spanos
As Bad As Sayings By David Bach: Life is not easy. But that's not the only truth that matters in this context. Life is not easy. But that's not the only truth that matters in this context. It also happens to be true that it takes just as much effort to have a "bad life," in which you don't get what you want, as it does to have a "good life," where you do. So given the choice, why not go for the good life? — David Bach
As Bad As Sayings By Kiera Cass: Ean seems like the 'not here to make friends' type, but I don't think anyone Ean seems like the 'not here to make friends' type, but I don't think anyone could go through this without getting close to someone. It's too hard. As difficult as it is for me, I know it's just as bad for you all."

"We definitely get the better end of the deal though," he said, winking at my reflection.

I tilted my head. "I don't know about that. The more I think about it, the sadder I get about having to send all but one of you away. I'll miss having you here."

"Have you considered a harem?" he said, deadpan.

I bent over in laughter and was rewarded with a pin stabbing my waist. "Ow!"

"Sorry! I shouldn't joke when there are needles around. — Kiera Cass
As Bad As Sayings By Joseph Sobran: [T]he Constitution conferred only a few specific powers on the federal government, all others being [T]he Constitution conferred only a few specific powers on the federal government, all others being denied to it (as the Tenth Amendment would make plain). Unfortunately, only a tiny fraction of the U.S. population today - subtle logicians like you - can grasp such nuances. Too bad. The Constitution wasn't meant to be a brain-twister. — Joseph Sobran
As Bad As Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: The conspicuous consumption of limited resources has yet to be accepted widely as a spiritual The conspicuous consumption of limited resources has yet to be accepted widely as a spiritual error, or even bad manners — Barbara Kingsolver
As Bad As Sayings By Alex Berenson: Rosette disappeared onto the dance floor. Wells sat in silence for a minute, watching the Rosette disappeared onto the dance floor. Wells sat in silence for a minute, watching the dancers. The worldwide cult of fast money spent stupidly. The worldwide cult of trying too hard. Moscow, Rio, Los Angeles, Tokyo, New York, London, Shanghai--the story was the same everywhere. The same overloud music, the same overpromoted brand names, the same fake tits, about as erotic as helium balloons. Everywhere an orgy of empty consumption and bad sex. Las Vegas was the cult's world headquarters, Donald Trump its patron saint. Wells had spent ten years in the barren mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He never wanted to live there again. But if he had to choose between an eternity there or in the supposed luxury of this club, he'd go back without a second thought. — Alex Berenson
As Bad As Sayings By Julian Baggini: One reason why it has become harder to promote the beneficial side of emotions such One reason why it has become harder to promote the beneficial side of emotions such as anger is that the moral vocabulary of good and bad has been replaced by the self-help lexicon of positive and negative thinking. — Julian Baggini
As Bad As Sayings By Elly Griffiths: Nelson's first thought is that Father Hennessey looks as bad as he does. The priest Nelson's first thought is that Father Hennessey looks as bad as he does. The priest is still an intimidating presence, with his rugby player's shoulders and boxer's nose, but his eyes are shadowed and he looks as if he hasn't slept. He puts his hat on the floor and accepts a cup of coffee. 'I'm giving up coffee for Lent,' he says. 'Better make the most of it.'

'This stuff's enough to make you give up coffee for life,' says Nelson. 'I should know. I've drunk about a gallon of it.'

Father Hennessey smiles and drinks his coffee in silence for a few minutes. — Elly Griffiths
As Bad As Sayings By Peter Hochstein: It was as if my sould had left my body, floated up to the ceiling, It was as if my sould had left my body, floated up to the ceiling, and was watching me destroy my own career with one deliberately assaultive punch. (Dark City Lights) — Peter Hochstein
As Bad As Sayings By Adyashanti: Ego is neither positive nor negative. Those are simply concepts that create more boundaries. Ego Ego is neither positive nor negative. Those are simply concepts that create more boundaries. Ego is just ego, and the disaster of it all is that you, as a spiritual seeker, have been conditioned to think of the ego as bad, as an enemy, as something to be destroyed. This simply strengthens the ego. In fact, such conclusions arise from the ego itself. Pay no attention to them. Don't go to war with yourself; simply inquire into who you are. — Adyashanti
As Bad As Sayings By Vikram Seth: I'm actually a very lazy person. Most of the time, I'm happy to sit around I'm actually a very lazy person. Most of the time, I'm happy to sit around and stare. Or watch bad TV soaps. It's quite rare for me to get inspired by anything, but it could be something small. A view of the Serpentine. A snatch of music. Or a little shred of conversation overheard on a bus, such as, 'You also will marry someone of my choice.' — Vikram Seth
As Bad As Sayings By Felicia Day: Imagine saying to someone, "I have a kidney problem, and I'm having a lot of Imagine saying to someone, "I have a kidney problem, and I'm having a lot of bad days lately." Nothing but sympathy, right? "What's wrong?" "My mom had that!" "Text me a pic of the ultrasound!" Then pretend to say, "I have severe depression and anxiety, and I'm having a lot of bad days lately." They just look at you like you're broken, right? Unfixable. Inherently flawed. Maybe not someone they want to hang around as much? Yeah, society sucks. My mental problems made me feel ashamed. I felt like I had to hide them until I could "work through it" on my own. Which I never did, because I didn't know how. And I didn't feel brave enough to make fixing my mind a priority because I didn't think anyone would understand. — Felicia Day
As Bad As Sayings By Mark Twain: The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; the good to succeed, the bad to fail. The trouble with most fiction is that you want them all to land in hell together, as quickly as possible. — Mark Twain
As Bad As Sayings By S.K. Newton: The thing about pain that I've learned over the years is that it isn't as The thing about pain that I've learned over the years is that it isn't as bad once you get used to it. You can't fight it, that only makes it worse; you have to accept that it's going to be there, you have to embrace it, and then it becomes your companion. I can even see how one might start to like pain. Enjoy it. — S.K. Newton
As Bad As Sayings By Oscar Wilde: As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them. They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage. They must also be extraordinarily stupid. — Oscar Wilde
As Bad As Sayings By Alice Walker: If this were a courageous country,it would ask Gloria to lead itsince she is sane If this were a courageous country,
it would ask Gloria to lead it
since she is sane and funny and beautiful and smart
and the National Leaders we've always had
are not.
When I listen to her talk about women's rights
children's rights
men's rights
I think of the long line of Americans
who should have been president, but weren't.
Imagine Crazy Horse as president. Sojourner Truth.
John Brown. Harriet Tubman. Black Elk or Geronimo.
Imagine President Martin Luther King confronting
the youthful "Oppie" Oppenheimer. Imagine President
Malcolm X going after the Klan. Imagine President Stevie
Wonder dealing with the "Truly Needy."
Imagine President Shirley Chisholm, Ron Dellums, or
Sweet Honey in the Rock
dealing with Anything.
It is imagining to make us weep with frustration,
as we languish under real estate dealers, killers,
and bad actors. — Alice Walker
As Bad As Sayings By E.B. White: THE BARN was very large. It was very old. It smelled of hay and it THE BARN was very large. It was very old. It smelled of hay and it smelled of manure. It smelled of the perspiration of tired horses and the wonderful sweet breath of patient cows. It often had a sort of peaceful smell - as though nothing bad could happen ever again in the world. — E.B. White
As Bad As Sayings By Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher: When our boulevards are lined with an infinity of bad eating houses filled with dead-faced When our boulevards are lined with an infinity of bad eating houses filled with dead-faced people placed like mute beasts in their stalls; today, when one out of every three marriages ends in divorce ... It seems incredible that normal human beings not only tolerate the average American restaurant food, but actually prefer it to eating at home. The only possible explanation for such deliberate mass-poisoning, a kind of suicide of the spirit as well as the body, is that meals in the intimacy of a family dining-room or kitchen are unbearable. — Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher
As Bad As Sayings By Richelle Mead: I couldn't help it," I said, knowing how lame that sounded. It was as bad I couldn't help it," I said, knowing how lame that sounded. It was as bad as Angeline's "it's not my fault" mantra. — Richelle Mead
As Bad As Sayings By Stephen Chbosky: Dear friend,I feel great! I really mean it. I have to remember his for the Dear friend,
I feel great! I really mean it. I have to remember his for the next time I'm having a terrible week. Have you wer done that? You feel really bad, and then it goes away, and you don't know why. I try to remind myself when I feel great like this that there will be another terrible week coming someday, so I should store up as many great details as I can, so during the next terrible week, I can remember those details and believe that I'll feel great again. It doesn't work a lot, but I think it's very important to try. — Stephen Chbosky
As Bad As Sayings By Marcel Proust: It is a mistake to speak of a bad choice in love, since as soon It is a mistake to speak of a bad choice in love, since as soon as there is a choice it can only be a bad one. — Marcel Proust
As Bad As Sayings By Peter Russell: Sometimes we may find that our partner continues to seek satisfaction in ways that we Sometimes we may find that our partner continues to seek satisfaction in ways that we cannot live with. Nevertheless, when we decide to go our own way, we still have a choice as to how we separate. We can separate with bad feelings, blaming the other's faults and unacceptable behaviour, or we can separate with forgiveness, love and understanding. — Peter Russell
As Bad As Sayings By Norman Jewison: I think all Nazis didn't see themselves as bad people. I've never met a racist I think all Nazis didn't see themselves as bad people. I've never met a racist yet who thought he was a racist. Or an anti-Semite who thought they were anti-Semitic. — Norman Jewison