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  • No evidence is powerful enough to force acceptance of a conclusion that is emotionally distasteful.

  • I ask one thing only: I ask for the right to hope, to suffer as I do. But if even that cannot be, command me to disappear, and I disappear. You shall not see me if my presence is distasteful to you.

    Leo Tolstoy (2016). “Anna Karenina (World Classics, Unabridged)”, p.121, Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
  • I despise hip hop. Loathe it. Eminem is an idiot and I find 50 Cent the most distasteful character I have ever crossed in my life. Eminem's new song about his kid - isn't it the most ridiculous piece of music you have ever heard in your life? I just don't like the dragging women around on dog leads and all that stuff

    Song   Dog   Character  
  • What's that smell?" I froze. What? Did I really smell so distasteful he had only to lean in my direction to catch a putrid whiff of me? I stayed the urge to break his freaking nose for pointing out my stinkiness. He sniffed again. "I can't place it." "How bad is it?" I asked, my cheeks heating. "It's good. Some kind of flower." My first thought: Hurray! I don't stink. My second: Ohmygod!

    Flower   Smell   Noses  
    Gena Showalter (2012). “Animal Instincts”, p.66, Harlequin
  • When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of high social importance, there will be great changes in the code of morals.

    Wise   Moral   Wealth  
    John Maynard Keynes, Royal Economic Society (Great Britain) (1972). “The collected writings of John Maynard Keynes”
  • The public examination of homosexuality in our contemporary life is still so coated with distasteful moral connotations that even a reviewer is bound to wonder uneasily why he was selected to evaluate a book on the subject, and to assert defensively at the outset that he is happily married, the father of four children and the one-time adornment of his college boxing, track and tennis teams.

    Children   Father   Team  
    "Saturday Review" Magazine, April 22, 1961.
  • Mister Cameron - I have read the unexpurgated Ovid, the love poems of Sappho, the Decameron in the original, and a great many texts in Greek and Latin histories that were not though fit for proper gentlemen to read, much less proper ladies. I know in precise detail what Caligula did to, and with, his sisters, and I can quote it to you in Latin or in my own translation if you wish. I am interested in historical truth, and truth in history is often unpleasant and distasteful to those of fine sensibility. I frankly doubt that you will produce anything to shock me.

  • A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind.

    Family   Power   Men  
    William James (1983). “Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life's Ideals”, p.67, Harvard University Press
  • Bodybuilding is men on a stage in their underwear wearing brown paint showing other men their muscles. It is training for appearance only, and at the contest level requires a degree of vanity, narcissism, and self-absorption that I find distasteful and odd

  • It was obvious that the matter had to be settled, and evasions were distasteful to me.

    Jules Verne (2016). “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”, p.216, My Ebook Publishing House
  • All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me.

  • People probably long for something genuinely personal in a society where the personal is often indistinguishable from the "personalized." Maybe the poetry audience member is searching for his or her own "personal space" and they expect the poet to be a sort of avatar of the private life. But that sort of representation is distasteful to me. Asking a poet to represent the personal life is, paradoxically, to turn the poet into something other than a person.

    Long   People   Poet  
    Source: therumpus.net
  • Have you found your life distasteful? My life did, and does, smack sweet. Was your youth of pleasure wasteful? Mine I saved and hold complete. Do your joys with age diminish? When mine fail me, I'll complain. Must in death your daylight finish? My sun sets to rise again.

    Life   Sweet   Failure  
    Robert Browning (1830). “An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning's Poetry”, p.42
  • The main conclusion arrived at in this work, namely that man is descended from some lowly-organised form, will, I regret to think, be highly distasteful to many persons. But there can hardly be a doubt that we are descended from barbarians.

    Regret   Science   Men  
    Charles Darwin (2010). “Evolutionary Writings: including the Autobiographies”, p.525, OUP Oxford
  • Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.

    John Dos Passos (2010). “The Ground We Stand on: The History of a Political Creed”, p.443, Transaction Publishers
  • I cannot recall a period when I did not draw; and at school, the studies that were distasteful to me, mathematics and grammar , were retarded by the indulgence of teachers who were proud of my drawing faculties, and passed over my neglect of uncongenial subjects.

    Jacob Epstein, (2013). “Let There Be Sculpture”, p.10, Read Books Ltd
  • Because we find somethings distasteful is not justification enough for us to deem them criminal.

  • You have to give everybody another recourse as some means other than violence, no matter how distasteful it may be to have to deal with them and what they represent.

    Mean   Giving   May  
  • Beware of men on airplanes. The minute a man reaches thirty thousand feet, he immediately becomes consumed by distasteful sexual fantasies which involve doing uncomfortable things in those tiny toilets. These men should not be encouraged, their fantasies are sadly low-rent and unimaginative. Affect an aloof, cool demeanor as soon as any man tries to draw you out. Unless, of course, he's the pilot.

    Airplane   Men   Feet  
  • Once she read a book but found it distasteful because it contained adjectives.

    Book   Adjectives   Found  
    Lois Lowry (2008). “The Willoughbys”, p.12, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • In these times of the "Great Recession", we shouldn't be trying to shift the benefits of wealth behind some curtain. We should be celebrating and encouraging people to make as much money as they can. Profits equal tax money. While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don't. I find it patriotic.

    "Get rich, pay taxes: it's a patriotic duty" by Mark Cuban, www.theguardian.com. September 22, 2011.
  • For me, faith is more about aspiration than complacency - the smug satisfaction that other people find distasteful.

  • Why is it that most things you might willingly do under other circumstances become distasteful when you have no choice?

    Laurell K. Hamilton (2002). “Bloody Bones: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel”, p.230, Penguin
  • The greatest part of each day, each year, each lifetime is made up of small, seemingly insignificant moments. Those moments may becooking dinner...relaxing on the porch with your own thoughts after the kids are in bed, playing catch with a child before dinner, speaking out against a distasteful joke, driving to the recycling center with a week's newspapers. But they are not insignificant, especially when these moments are models for kids.

    Family   Children   Kids  
  • I feel like a lot of life is distasteful and embarrassing. And you just push through it. You fix what you can, and you let time pass.

  • But if I must be alone, I refuse to be alone as if it were something weak and distasteful, like convalescence.

    M. F. K. Fisher, Joan Reardon (2004). “The Art of Eating”, p.553, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don't. I find it patriotic.

    "Get rich, pay taxes: it's a patriotic duty" by Mark Cuban, www.theguardian.com. September 22, 2011.
  • I've seen [Trump] appear in a film or a TV show cameo or the tabloids, and he's a grotesquely distasteful human being and always has been, always made me want to take a shower.

    Source: www.motherjones.com
  • I also believe that academic freedom should protect the right of a professor or student to advocate Marxism, socialism, communism, or any other minority viewpoint - no matter how distasteful to the majority, provided...

  • Have you noticed that they put advertisements in with your bills now? Like bills aren't distasteful enough, they have to stuff junk mail in there with them. I get back at them. I put garbage in with my check when I mail it in. Coffee grinds, banana peels...I write, "Could you throw this away for me?"

    Coffee   Writing   Junk  
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