Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Distress

Total Quotes : 59
Parent Very

Parents become very good at not hearing the explicit words and listening instead to what the child means but doesn't yet know how to say: 'I'm lonely, in pain, frightened' - distress which then unfairly comes out as an attack on the safest, kindest, most reliable thing in the child's world: the parent.

- Alain de Botton

Bible Read

It is heartrending to read the entries in many an old family Bible - the records of suffering, distress, and blasted hopes.

- Alice Morse Earle

Two Often

Too often, women are portrayed in two ways: as prizes to be won by men or as damsels in distress.

- Ann Aguirre

Be True Always

Sookie is always in distress, it wouldn't be 'True Blood' if someone wasn't trying to kill her.

- Anna Paquin

Some Suffers

If some student belonging to weaker section of society suffers distress, humanity says it must be addressed.

- Arun Jaitley

Fullness Almost

Our brain is essentially programmed to enjoy carbohydrates because they give us a sense of fullness and a rush of pleasure. When people go on low-carb diets, they start to almost subconsciously experience distress from eating carbohydrates.

- Charles Duhigg

Some Shut

After 9/11, there was so much distress in America that it led to an inter-cultural breakdown. Some of our communities were targeted. Many of our adults shut themselves off from other cultures. I tried to bring children of Indian and other cultures together in my literature.

- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Next Began

The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear, and distress began in our land.

- Joanna Southcott

Constitution

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.

- John Adams

Very Folly

The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help.

- John Woolman

Loss Self-Confidence

Financial problems cause distress and loss of self-respect.

- Joseph B. Wirthlin

Country Which

With an open trade in corn and a fixed duty we should have every man in the country fully fed and happy, instead of our present situation in which so much distress exists - distress of our own producing.

- Joseph Hume

Surely Commercial

Commercial distress in any great business center will the more surely create widespread disaster.

- Josiah Strong

Fear Relieve

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.

- Horace Mann

Waiting Some

Remember that you are not a damsel in distress, waiting for some prince to rescue you. Forget that prince. With your brain and your resourcefulness, you can rescue yourself.

- Brad Meltzer

Help Someone

I want to live in a place where strangers rush to help someone in distress.

- Ian Mcewan

Which German

Important as economic unification is for the recovery of Germany and of Europe, the German people must recognize that the basic cause of their suffering and distress is the war which the Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world.

- James F. Byrnes

Reach Mandate

There's a Biblical mandate to reach out to those who are the orphans, the widows in their distress, to take care of the stranger in your land. But that does not mean citizenship.

- James Lankford

Move Certain Way

If you want to connect with people who are in distress and great grief and scared, you need to do it in a certain way. I move kind of slow. I talk kind of slow. I let them know that I respect them.

- James Nachtwey

Shelter Brought

They have stolen the public lands. They have grasped all to themselves, and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people, who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race.

- Denis Kearney

Gun Wide Range

Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.

- Diane Abbott

Villain Hunters

When I was a child I liked watching shows about bounty hunters and Canadian Mounties. I liked the 'Lone Ranger,' I liked shows where the guy saved the girl from the villain. I just liked those kinds of things and I wanted to be a guy like that, you know, that would save the damsel in distress.

- Duane Chapman

Fact Almost

One does not expect to be comfortable in prison. As a matter of fact, one's mental suffering is so much greater than any common physical distress that the latter is almost forgotten.

- Emmeline Pankhurst

Dangerous Arrival

The vast concourse of people who had assembled to witness the triumphant arrival of the successful travellers was of the lowest orders of mechanics and artisans, among whom great distress and a dangerous spirit of discontent with the government at that time prevailed.

- Fanny Kemble

Want Here

I just don't want to be the damsel in distress. I'll scream on the balcony, but you've got to let me do a little action here.

- Kirsten Dunst

Think Most

I think places that need the rubber duck the most are the ones in distress.

- Florentijn Hofman

Want Like

I don't know what my formula is. I only know I like my characters to walk in clouds. I like a little bit of the fairy tale. Let others photograph the ugliness of the world. I don't want to distress people.

- Leo McCarey

Love Strength

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

- Leonardo da Vinci

My Own Early Days

In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical. I designed my own clothes, much to my mother's distress.

- Gene Tierney

More Cause

Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper and more important cause of international tensions, of the conditions that can produce war, than previously.

- Lester B. Pearson

Here Spanish

Spanish alone was understood or spoken here; our friend, the countryman, stuck to us most nobly, he understood us not a bit better than the rest but saw that we were in distress and would not desert us.

- George Grey

Deep Vitally

It is vitally important for me, both personally and for my writing, to be able to return to China freely, so being barred entry has caused me deep concern and distress.

- Ma Jian

Innovation Period

Innovation requires resources to invest, and you can see many companies pulling back and going into an intense protective mode in a major extended period of financial distress.

- Peter Senge

Consumed Likely

Life is filled with detours and dead ends, trials and challenges of every kind. Each of us has likely had times when distress, anguish, and despair almost consumed us.

- Russell M. Nelson

Social Jews

Economic distress, political pressure, and social obloquy already drive us from our homes and from our graves. The Jews are already constantly shifting from place to place.

- Theodor Herzl

Blind Through

We are poor, feeble, and blind mortals when the eye of the Almighty looks through all worlds and by his power executes all things aright, and by his grace, he makes us all rich in Heavenly Gifts. In distress and in bereavements, we can look only to him. From mortals like ourselves we can derive no help.

- Sam Houston

Combinations

The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor.

- Thomas Malthus

Sustaining Been

Numerous have been the manifestations of God's providence in sustaining us. In the gloomy period of adversity, we have had 'our cloud by day and pillar of fire by night.' We have been reduced to distress, and the arm of Omnipotence has raised us up.

- Samuel Adams

Fear Renown

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.

- Samuel Daniel

Happiness My Life

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.

- Princess Diana

Smile Grows

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.

- Thomas Paine

Love Fear

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

- Thomas Paine

Born Iniquity

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.

- Thorstein Veblen

Play Very

I don't do damsel in distress very well. It's hard for me to play a victim.

- Scarlett Johansson

Drop Rates

If prices drop, we have to protect farmers from distress; if prices rise, we should be ready to pay market rates.

- Sharad Pawar

Country Inquire

I am no party man in this matter in any degree; and if I have any objection to the motion it is this, that whereas it is a motion to inquire into the manufacturing distress of the country, it should have been a motion to inquire into manufacturing and agricultural distress.

- Richard Cobden

Wasting Telling

All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress.

- Martha Beck

Here Been

I here ask pardon of all my compatriots for everything of which I have been guilty towards them. I know that, by my ill-considered and immature works, I have brought distress to many and that I have even provoked others to attack me openly and, in general, have produced displeasure in many.

- Nikolai Gogol

Think Young Women

I think that young women and little girls need to see that they don't have to be the damsel in distress. They don't have to not show their strength. They don't have to be whatever the stereotype is or the tropes that we go to in our minds.

- Octavia Spencer

Trust Very

I was born in Brazil and grew up in the '70s under a climate of political distress, and I was forced to learn to communicate in a very specific way - in a sort of a semiotic black market. You couldn't really say what you wanted to say; you had to invent ways of doing it. You didn't trust information very much.

- Vik Muniz

How Sons

Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!

- Robert Burns

I Think Everybody

If only 7 percent of the 2 billion Christians in the world would care for a single orphan in distress, there would effectively be no more orphans. If everybody would be willing to simply do something to care for one of these precious treasures, I think we would be amazed by just how much we could change the world.

- Steven Curtis Chapman

Activity Private

I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration, with their impertinent and indecent searching out of the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.

- Wendell Willkie

Divisive Very

I have to embrace the fact people find me divisive, but I find it remarkable. I was very disturbed by the hatred 'Damsels in Distress' received.

- Whit Stillman

Thief Cause

Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.

- William Blake

Some Cause

Let's cause some senators distress.

- Peggy Noonan

People Sweetness

People in distress behave in a stressful way. They aren't all sweetness and light. They don't behave well when they are unhappy. That's just what I've observed.

- Penelope Wilton

Standard Been

The 1930s had been a time of tremendous economic distress. And the unemployment rate was enormously high by any historic standard.

- William O'Neill

Pain Based

There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author's own. But in my case that is as far as it goes.

- William Trevor