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  • People took such awful chances with chemicals and their bodies because they wanted the quality of their lives to improve. They lived in ugly places where there were only ugly things to do. They didn't own doodley-squat, so they couldn't improve their surroundings. so they did their best to make their insides beautiful instead.

    Kurt Vonnegut (1973). “Breakfast of champions: or, Goodbye blue Monday!”, Dell
  • but nothing can be taken back, not the leaves by the trees, the rain by the clouds. You want to take back the ugly thing you said, but some shrapnel remains in the wound, some mud.

    Rain   Taken   Clouds  
    Dean Young (2007). “Embryoyo”, McSweeneys Books
  • People do pretty ugly things to make themselves feel better, this I do know.

    Mariah Fredericks (2012). “The Girl in the Park”, p.14, Schwartz & Wade
  • I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares, as opposed to ugly things. That's my intent.

  • One thing that's certain: around the corner from every ugly thing, there's something really beautiful. If we stop at every bitter interaction; we'll never reach our destination.

  • It's an ugly thing to see ambition and to see people satisfying themselves.

  • The pain, so unexpected and undeserved, had for some reason cleared away the cobwebs. I realized I didn’t hate the cabinet door, I hated my life… My house, my family, my backyard, my power mower. Nothing would ever change; nothing new could ever be expected. It had to end, and it did. Now in the dark world where I dwell, ugly things, and surprising things, and sometimes little wondrous things, spill out in me constantly, and I can count on nothing.

    Pain   Hate   Dark  
    "A Scanner Darkly". Book by Philip K. Dick, 1977.
  • I’m not a romantic, I’m a half-wit. Only stupid people would think I’m smart. I’m not something anyone should know. I’m a lunatic wandering around for scraps, I’m like every single miserable moron I’ve scorned and pretended I didn’t recognize. I’m all of them, every last ugly thing in a bad last-minute costume. I’m not different, not at all, not different from any other speck of a thing. I’m a blemished blemish, a ruined ruin, a stained wreck so failed I can’t see what I used to be.

    Smart   Stupid   Thinking  
    Daniel Handler (2012). “Why We Broke Up”, p.196, Egmont UK
  • I don't only act out of my character; my character reacts to my actions. Each time I why, even if I'm not caught, I become a little bit more of this ugly thing: a liar. Character is always in the making, with each morally valenced action, whether right or wrong, affecting our characters, the people who we are.

    Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (2014). “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away”, p.149, Atlantic Books Ltd
  • I've been called a racist before, and let me tell you something - that is harsh. That's a really ugly thing to call someone. That's like being called a Mexican.

  • I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.

  • I never saw an ugly thing in my life.

    Quoted in Charles Robert Leslie, Memoirs of the Life of John Constable (1843)
  • When sex disappears the tremendous energy of love is left behind. Each ugly thing in your mind, disappearing, leaves a great treasure behind.

    Love   Sex   Ugly Things  
  • In the mind and nature of a man a secret is an ugly thing, like a hidden physical defect.

    Isak Dinesen (2011). “Last Tales”, p.61, Vintage
  • Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.

    "Postambule". "La Fin du Potomac". Book by Jean Cocteau, 1939.
  • I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.

    Quoted in Charles Robert Leslie, Memoirs of the Life of John Constable (1843)
  • A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

    Freedom   War   Military  
  • Beautiful objects are wrought by study through effort, but ugly things are reaped automatically without toil.

    "Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers: A Complete Translation of the Fragments in Diels Fragmente Der Vorsokratiker", translated by Kathleen Freeman, Harvard University Press, (p. 161), 1948.
  • There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say them.

    "Cock and harlequin: Notes concerning music". Book by Jean Cocteau, 1921.
  • A jealous husband is an ugly thing.

  • It may be remarked in passing that success is an ugly thing. Men are deceived by its false resemblences to merit.

    Men   Ugly Things   May  
    Victor Hugo (1980). “Les misérables”, Viking Pr
  • Nature holds the beautiful, for the artist who has the insight to extract it. Thus, beauty lies even in humble, perhaps ugly things, and the ideal, which bypasses or improves on nature, may not be truly beautiful in the end.

  • I am going to work with people who hold similar views to me inside Congress, outside of Congress to make certain that we come together to stop Trump from doing some of the very ugly things that he has talked about doing.

  • I met Courtney Love and she said she'd like to sleep with me, but she couldn't cos of my "pop-star thing"... so I said to her I couldn't sleep with her either - cos of her 'ugly thing'.

    "Robbie Quotes". September 24, 2014.
  • It's the ugly things I notice more, because other people tend to ignore the ugly things.

    "Alexander McQueen Exhibition Extended Until August 7th" by Margie Goldsmith, July 8, 2011.
  • War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

    "The Contest in America", Fraser's Magazine, February 1862.
  • A rather ugly thing starts happening: the playwright finds himself knocked down for works that quite often are just as good or better than the works he's been praised for previously. And a lot of playwrights become confused by this and they start doing imitations of what they've done before, or they try to do something entirely different, in which case they get accused by the same critics of not doing what they used to do so well.

    Edward Albee, Philip C. Kolin (1988). “Conversations with Edward Albee”, p.47, Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • People would see a lot of times fighting as a ugly thing, as a thing that denigrates the human being. In reality, you see fighting on everything... Everything's fighting. Doesn't matter what it is. You wake up in the morning, to get out of bed is a fight, believe it. So, fighting is actually the best thing a man can have in his soul.

  • Maybe we all have in us a secret pond where evil and ugly things germinate and grow strong. But this culture is fences, and the swimming brood climbs up only to fall back. Might it not be that in the dark pools of some men the evil grows strong enough to wriggle over the fence and swim free? Would not such a man be our monster, and are we not related to him in our own hidden water? It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them.

    Strong   Fall   Angel  
  • Denial is an ugly thing.

    Nicholas Sparks, Micah Sparks (2013). “Three Weeks With My Brother”, p.44, Hachette UK
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