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"Hell is the suffering of being unable to love." - J D Salinger

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality." - Emily Dickinson

"Human beings seem unable to live without war, but they are also unable to live without love." - Arundhati Roy

"Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality, Nay, it is Deity - Unable they that love - to die For Love reforms Vitality Into Divinity." - Emily Dickinson

"Unable to love each other, the English turn naturally to dogs" - J. R. Ackerley

"Unable to suppress love, the Church wanted at least to disinfect it, and it created marriage." - Charles Baudelaire

"What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"They call them fools, who are unable to resist the slightest chance love might exist." - Garth Brooks

"I love telling stories, and am almost entirely unable to keep a secret." - Ben Macintyre

"Resident, adj. Unable to leave." - Ambrose Bierce

"Defenceless, adj. Unable to attack." - Ambrose Bierce

"Unable to do away with love, the Church found a way to decontaminate it by creating marriage." - Charles Baudelaire

"Finally, mutually, and completely, they released all doubts, abandoned all fears, unwilling and unable to deny this overpowering love." - R Lee Ermey

"Fathers and teachers, I ponder, What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Whoso loves beauty is unable for that very reason to love deformity. One may not believe in our gods, but it is possible to love them..." - Henryk Sienkiewicz

"I am unable to rule anything out," - Toni Kroos

"In the earliest years of the AIDS crisis, there were many gay men who were unable to come out about the fact that their lovers were ill, A, and then dead, B. They were unable to get access to the hospital to see their lover, unable to call their parents and say, 'I have just lost the love of my life.'" - Judith Butler

"Too little confidence, and you're unable to act; too much confidence, and you're unable to hear." - John Maeda

"When we are unable to love and appreciate ourselves and our efforts, we run away from our mistakes and failures, rather than learning from them." - Meredith L. Young-Sowers

"An element of fantasy is needed when falling in love and I was unable to find the fantasy element with any of the male gender" - Novala Takemoto

"I think I would have been a hopeless spy. I love telling stories and am almost entirely unable to keep a secret." - Ben Macintyre

"Yet human experience and the practice of communication have shown throughout the ages that definitions are an illusion, like having a speech defect and trying to say love but unable to get the word out, or, better, having a tongue in one's head but unable to feel love." - Jose Saramago

"To govern is to choose. To appear to be unable to choose is to appear to be unable to govern." - Nigel Lawson

"It takes a lot of strength to hold onto and care for the things we love, so why is it that god seems to have made humans unable to conjure up that degree of power and love?" - Ai Yazawa

"Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company." - Milan Kundera

"To be an American and unable to play baseball is comparable to being a Polynesian and unable to swim." - John Cheever

"There are none among us who have not been, even for a moment, cruel to those whom we love most, as if unable, in that moment, to shoulder any longer the magnificent weight and burden, the responsibility, of that love." - Rick Bass

"Unable to function as plants, we must serve as manure." - Edward Conze

"Believe me, Germany is unable to wage war." - David Lloyd George

"Having been unable to strengthen justice, we have justified strength." - Blaise Pascal

"One unable to dance blames the unevenness of the floor." - Proverbs

"One could argue that it's romantic to die for love. Of course, then you're dead and unable to take that honeymoon trip to the Alps with all the other fashionable young couples, which is a shame." - Libba Bray

"... it's possible to let love fly by like a cloud in a windy sky if one is too timid, or perhaps unable to believe he is entitled to good fortune." - Bernard Malamud

"So, what now? We're friends?" Yeah. If friends could be in love, but not together. In sync, but out of touch. Willing to die for each other, but unable to trust." - Rachel Vincent

"So, what now? We"re friends?" Yeah. If friends could be in love, but not together. In sync, but out of touch. Willing to die for each other, but unable to trust." - Rachel Vincent

"Tons of women would love to have sex with me. I hate the image of black men as promiscuous and unable to control themselves sexually. I don't like that image." - Will Smith

"Alas, alas, that ever love was sin! I ever followed natural inclination Under the power of my constellation And was unable to deny, in truth, My chamber of Venus to a likely youth." - Geoffrey Chaucer

"Most Christian leadership is exercised by people who do not know how to develop healthy, intimate relationships and have opted for power and control instead. Many Christian empire-builders have been people unable to give and receive love." - Henri Nouwen

"We suffer because we feel we are giving more than we receive. We suffer because our love is going unrecognized. We suffer because we are unable to impose our own rules." - Paulo Coelho

"She is unable to dream, think or love. In a woman, poetry never comes naturally, but always as the result of education. Only the woman of the world is a woman; the rest are simply females." - Edmond De Goncourt

"We all want survival, safety, security, peace, prosperity, opportunity, health, happiness, and love. Yet we seem utterly unable to produce it for any but the tiniest minority of us - even after trying for thousands of years." - Neale Donald Walsch

"According to Maslow, I was stuck on the second level of the pyramid, unable to feel secure in my health and therefore unable to reach for love and respect and art and whatever else, which is, utter horseshit: The urge to make art or contemplate philosophy does not go away when you are sick. Those urges just become transfigured by illness. Maslow's pyramid seemed to imply I was less human than other people, and most people seemed to agree with him." - John Green

"Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon." - H L Mencken

"I literally cannot even. I can't even. I am unable to even. I have lost my ability to even. I am so unable to even." - Tyler Oakley

"Unable to attribute misfortune to chance, unable to accept their ultimate insignificance within the greater scheme, the people looked for monsters in their midst." - Bernard Beckett

"Very depressed today. Unable to write a thing. Menacing gods. I feel outcast on a cold star, unable to feel anything but an awful helpless numbness." - Sylvia Plath

"I'm tired of living unable to love anyone. I don't have a single friend - not one. And, worst of all, I can't even love myself. Why is that? Why can't I love myself? It's because I can't love anyone else. A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else. Do you understand what I am saying? A person who is incapable of loving another cannot properly love himself." - Haruki Murakami

"After I stopped dancing, I was unable to listen to beautiful music." - Suzanne Farrell

"It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth." - Seneca the Younger

"It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses." - Seneca the Younger

"I felt, and often still feel, unable to live up to the ideals I really hold," - Andrew Sullivan

"God created infinity, and man, unable to understand infinity, had to invent finite sets." - Gian-Carlo Rota

"Being unable to make people more reasonable, I preferred to be happy away from them" - Voltaire

"To be unable to bear an ill is itself a great ill." - Wilfred Bion

"Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior" - Marilyn French

"What do we know to be important but are unable to measure?" - Marcus Buckingham

"You will not grow without attempting to do things you are unable to do." - Henry Cloud

"Unable to express will most likely to leave you feeling depressed." - Faisal Khokhar

"To be enlightened doesn't mean you end up stupefied and unable to function." - Tenzin Palmo

"has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading." - G M Trevelyan

"When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"To be unable to bear an ill is itself a great ill." - Bion of Borysthenes

"But a people unable to reform will not be able to preserve its old culture either." - Lu Xun

"When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Those unable to catalog the past are doomed to repeat it." - Daniel Handler

"I'm unable to ignore the gift that God gave me, so I'm going to sing." - Lisa Nicole Carson

"Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior." - Marilyn French

"It is nonsense to say that Germans are unable to change." - Angela Merkel

"Even God is said to be unable to use force against necessity." - Plato

"It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay." - Publilius Syrus

"A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself." - Marianne Moore

"Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king." - Emma Goldman

"Unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just." - Blaise Pascal

"One is unable to notice something because it is always before one's eyes." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Except a man fear the Lord, he is unable to renounce sin." - Ambrose

"There are always suicides among people who are unable to say what they mean." - John Irving

"If Heaven and Earth are unable to persist, how could man?" - Laozi

"Newspaper : A device unable to distinguish between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation." - George Bernard Shaw

"The greatest source of discouragement is the conviction that one is unable to do something" - Maria Montessori

"If I am unable to make the gods above relent, I shall move hell." - Virgil

"One may be clogged with honey and unable to rise and fly." - Elizabeth Gaskell

"I get into a rut, unable to yank my mind out of it." - Sylvia Plath

"Newspapers are unable, seemingly to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization." - George Bernard Shaw

"I, personally, am unable to accept any revealed religion, Christian or not." - Bronislaw Malinowski

"They walked along, two continents of experience and feeling unable to communicate." - William Golding

"My mind is very clear, but my heart is unable to understand." - Kim A-joong

"Are you then unable to recognize unless it has the same sound as yours?" - Andre Gide

"A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man." - Paul Gauguin

"If you are unable to meditate, chant your mantra or sing bhajans." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"When we are unable to receive, we deny someone else the pleasure of giving." - Paulo Coelho

"If we haven't a grouch against Fortune, we seem unable to avoid one against ourselves." - Winifred Holtby

"For me, the first sign of oncoming madness is that I'm unable to write." - Marya Hornbacher

"Most people are blinded by faith leaving them unable to see the truth that is science." - Harry Gordon Johnson

"That's Joe Biden right there - unbowed, unbroken and unable to stop talking." - John Mccain

"Security is the slogan for people who feel unable to function by their own means." - Zygmunt Bauman

"There may be said to be three sorts of lawyers, able, unable, and lamentable." - Robert Smith Surtees

"Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation." - George Bernard Shaw

"Are you then unable to recognize a sob unless it has the same sound as yours?" - Andre Gide

"The oppressor, who is himself dehumanized because he dehumanizes others, is unable to lead this struggle." - Paulo Freire

"A movie that is unable to elicit emotion isn't a movie." - Xavier Dolan

"Prepare for war, since you have been unable to endure a peace." - Scipio Africanus

"There may be said to be three sorts of lawyers, able, unable, and lamentable." - Robert Smith

"Your car goes where your eyes go. Lonliness is unable to survive without a willing host." - Garth Stein

"States are doomed when they are unable to distinguish good men from bad." - Antisthenes

"There are conditions worse than being unable to see, and that is imagining one sees." - L Ron Hubbard

"I really hated fighting people and hurting them, but felt unable to stop." - Jack Dee

"If Freddie Mac is unable to raise capital, it could spark a political and financial crisis." - Charles Duhigg

"Too many employers have said that they are unable to find skilled workers." - Dennis Hastert

"When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results." - Calvin Coolidge

"When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results." - Calvin Coolidge

"Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy." - Ambrose Bierce

"I am simply unable to understand the value placed by so many people upon great wealth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The Tories seem unable to make any impact north of the border." - Lucy Powell

"Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you." - Andre Gide

"Pity is the feeling of well-intentioned people who are unable to act." - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

"I have a particular affliction. I am unable to say a word I can't spell." - Jessye Norman

"The time has come to tell the truth. Again. There is no love without justice. Men and women who cannot be just deny themselves and everyone they choose to be intimate with the freedom to know mutual love. If we remain unable to imagine a world where love can be recognized as a unifying principle that can lead us to seek and use power wisely, then we will remain wedded to a culture of domination that requires us to choose power over love." - Bell Hooks

"Most of us have love in our lives. Most of us love other people are are ourselves loved by others. But make no mistake: you are alone in the world. You were born alone, even if you were born conjoined. And you die alone, unable to bring a single person with you." - Augusten Burroughs

"In two novels written forty years apart, a man and a woman tell stories of their love. . . . Taken together they provide an unusually touching story of young love unable to prevail against an opposition whose strength was tragically buttressed by the uncertainties of a cultural divide." - Isabel Colegate

"Anyone who has ever been a mother or father and is at all honest knows from experience how difficult it can be for parents to accept certain aspects of their children. It is especially painful to have to admit this if we really love our child and want to respect his or her individuality yet are unable to do so." - Alice Miller

"Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldnt consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done - unable to play except from paper." - Mary Lou Williams

"He pulls me into his arms, his touch calm and soothing, but unable to erase the truth. "I have to go," he finally whispers. "But Ever, if you want to love me, if you truly want to be with me, then you'll have to accept what we are. I'll understand if you can't." - Alyson Noel

"Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldn't consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done - unable to play except from paper." - Mary Lou Williams

"As soon as men live entirely in accord with the law of love natural to their hearts and now revealed to them, which excludes all resistance by violence, and therefore hold aloof from all participation in violence - as soon as this happens, not only will hundreds be unable to enslave millions, but not even millions will be able to enslave a single individual." - Leo Tolstoy

"I am humanly unable to correct my negative self-image until I encounter a life-changing experience with non-judgmental love bestowed upon me by a Person whom I admire so much that to be unconditionally accepted by Him is to be born again." - Robert H Schuller

"And yet many of us do it without families," Nynaeve said. "Without love, without passion beyond our own particular interests. So even while we try to guide the world, we separate ourselves from it.We risk arrogance, Egwene. We always assume we know best, but risk making ourselves unable to fathom the people we claim to serve." - Robert Jordan

"When I beheld you, suddenly - for perhaps a second - I had the strength to reject everything that wasn't you and to laugh at the illusion. But my shoulders are very frail. I was unable to bear the weight of the world's condemnation. And I began to hate you when everything about you would have kindled my love and when love would have made men's contempt unbearable, and their contempt would have made my love unbearable. The fact is, I hate you." - Jean Genet

"There is a secret about human love that is commonly overlooked: Receiving it is much more scary and threatening than giving it. How many times in your life have you been unable to let in someone's love or even pushed it away? Much as we proclaim the wish to be truly loved, we are often afraid of that, and so find it difficult to open to love or let it all the way in." - John Welwood

"The man who is unable to people his solitude is equally unable to be alone in a bustling crowd. The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself or some one else, as he chooses. [...] The solitary and thoughtful stroller finds a singular intoxication in this universal communion. [...] What men call love is a very small, restricted, feeble thing compared with this ineffable orgy, this divine prostitution of the soul giving itself entire...to the unexpected as it comes along, the stranger as he passes." - Charles Baudelaire

"I believe that feminists of the more aggressive persuasion are frustrated women unable to find the proper male leadership. If a woman were receiving the right kind of love and attention and leadership, she would not want to be liberated from that." - Tony Evans

"The sun shines equally on diamond and charcoal, but the former has developed qualities that enable it to reflect the sunlight brilliantly, while the latter is unable to reflect the sunlight. Emulate the diamond in your dealings with people. Brightly reflect the light of God's love." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"When [beauty pornography is] aimed at men, its effect is to keep them from finding peace in sexual love. The fleeting chimera of the airbrushed centerfold, always receding before him, keeps the man destabilized in pursuit, unable to focus on the beauty of the woman-known, marked, lined, familiar-who hands him the paper every morning." - Naomi Wolf

"Willing is superfluous for Me. For grace is ever available to devotees who have steady love and faith. Since I move freely with them, talking and singing, even intellectuals are unable to grasp My Truth, My power, My glory or My real task as Avatar." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another's soul." - James Joyce

"Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another s soul." - James Joyce

"All at once we were madly, clumsily, shamelessly, agonizingly in love with each other; hopelessly, I should add, because that frenzy of mutual possession might have been assuaged only by our actually imbibing and assimilating every particle of each other's soul and flesh; but there we were, unable even to mate as slum children would have so easily found an opportunity to do so." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Recently, I was preparing to sing Springsteen's 'If I Should Fall Behind' for a wedding and was unable to get through it without tears. My wife handed me 'Love You Forever.' I read it. I cried. But that cry somehow cured me of crying while singing the song. Go figure." - Clyde Edgerton

"O Christ, on you the many-eyed cherubim are unable to look because of the glory of your countenance, yet out of your love you accepted spittle on your face. Remove the shame from my face, and grant me to have an unashamed face before you at the time of prayer." - Isaac Of Nineveh

"Out of love for mankind, and out of despair at my embarrassing situation, seeing that I had accomplished nothing and was unable to make anything easier than it had already been made, and moved by a genuine interest in those who make everything easy, I conceived it as my task to create difficulties everywhere." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Love is the language we as believers must speak. Galatians 3:26 says we are ALL children of God. The spirit of God is Love. I would be as bold as to say that if you are unable to love, you likely are not a Christian. I know that sounds harsh, but the word Christian comes from "little Christ," meaning we operate and behave with the same spirit as our Savior." - Ricardo Sanchez

"But it is imperative, for our own survival, that we avoiid one another, and what more successful means of avoidance are there than words? Language will keep us safe from human onslaught, will express for us our regret at being unable to supply groceries or love or peace." - Janet Frame

"Am I in love? Absolutely. I'm in love with ancient philosophers, foreign painters, classic authors, and musicians who have died long ago. I'm a passionate lover. I fawn over these people. I have given them my heart and my soul. The trouble is, I'm unable to love anyone tangible. I have sacrificed a physical bond, for a metaphysical relationship. I am the ultimate idealistic lover." - James Dean

"At some point, we have each said through our tears, "I'm suffering for a love that's not worth it." We suffer because we feel we are giving more than we receive. We suffer because our love is going unrecognized. We suffer because we are unable to impose our own rules. But ultimately there is no good reason for our suffering, for in every love lies the seed of our growth." - Paulo Coelho

"At some point, we have each said through our tears, "I'm suffering for a love that's not worth it." We suffer because we feel we are giving more than we receive. We suffer because our love is going unrecognized. We suffer because we are unable to impose our own rules. But ultimately there is no good reason for our suffering, for in every love lies the seed of our growth." - Paulo Coelho

"At some point, we have each said through our tears, "I'm suffering for a love that's not worth it." We suffer because we feel we are giving more than we receive. We suffer because our love is going unrecognized. We suffer because we are unable to impose our own rules. But ultimately there is no good reason for our suffering, for in every love lies the seed of our growth." - Paulo Coelho

"The scariest things about starting up is the inability to see, to be snobbish, to be unable to understand what is going on, as well as to be unable to keep up with pace." - Jack Ma

"Permitted to inhabit neither the realm of the ideal nor the realm of the real, to be neither aspiration nor companion, beauty comes to us like a fugitive bird unable to fly, unable to land." - Elaine Scarry

"We are often unable to tell people what they need to know because they want to know something else." - George Macdonald



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