A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
Human existence is a penal colony; a sexually transmitted disease; a disappointment; nothing but suffering; “a sky-dive: out of a cunt into the grave
If God made this world, then i would not want to be the God. It is full of misery and distress that it breaks my heart.
We tend to perseverate on the fact that as far as we might have fallen, there’s always another bottom underneath the one we’re laying on. Yet, for every bottom underneath us, there’s always endless opportunity above us.
I am not romantic. I am stripped of romance as bare as the white tenters in that field are of cloth.
Magical?” “Non.” “Magnificent?” “Don’t be absurd.” “Less bleak than anything else we have seen?” “Now truly you are speaking French,” the ambassador said approvingly.
Of course I’m trying to trick you!” Olaf cried. “That’s the way of the world, Baudelaires. Everybody runs around with their secrets and their schemes, trying to outwit everyone else. Ishmael outwitted me, and put me in this cage. But I know how to outwit him and all his islander friends. If you let me out. I can be king of Olaf-land, and you three can be my new henchfolk.”
“We don’t want to be your henchfolk,” Klaus said. “We just want to be safe.”
“Nowhere in the world is safe,” Count Olaf said.
“Ignatius, was you wearing that cap when you spoke to the insurance man?
(Billy) Graham went through passages of hypochondria and his closest friends had to assure him that he was not about to die.
A pessimist is someone who has forgotten the joy of beginning.