Bitter Quotes

Bitter Quotes by Richard J. Foster, Margaret Mitchell, Britney Spears, Philip Pullman, Gulzar, Albert Einstein and many others.

The truth of the matter is, we all come to prayer with

The truth of the matter is, we all come to prayer with a tangled mass of motives altruistic and selfish, merciful and hateful, loving and bitter. Frankly, this side of eternity we will never unravel the good from the bad, the pure from the impure. God is big enough to receive us with all our mixture.
Richard J. Foster
He made her play and she had almost forgotten how. Life had been so serious and so bitter. He knew how to play and swept her along with him.
Margaret Mitchell
I choose to be a happy person. I choose not to be a bitter person
Britney Spears
She was riding a bear! And the Aurora was swaying above them in golden arcs and loops, and all around was the bitter Arctic cold and the immense silence of the North.
Philip Pullman
I am a greedy poet. I keep munching life all the time. Sweet, sour and bitter moments.
The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one’s own efforts.
Albert Einstein
I dare hope that all the peoples who have lived through communism will understand that communism is to blame for the bitter pages of their history.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
You know, if I started worrying about what the critics think, I’d never make another comedy. You couldn’t pick a less funny group than critics – you couldn’t find a more bitter group of people!
Todd Phillips
I suppose there are a lot of reasons to be jaded or sarcastic or bitter in life, but I hang on to the reasons why life is beautiful.
Kelli O’Hara
‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ is one of the biggest hip-hop records of all time once you actually analyse it.
Richard Ashcroft
I went last week to get hypnotized. To quit smoking. And the hypnotist said, ‘The reason you smoke is you’re bitter and depressed.’ No, the reason I smoke is the little sucker tastes so good.
Lewis Grizzard
For the first time in my life I tasted death, and death tasted bitter, for death is birth, is fear and dread of some terrible renewal.
Hermann Hesse
Don’t let some hell bent heart leave you bitter. When you come close to sellin’ out reconsider. Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
Lee Ann Womack
It is a bitter-sweet thing, knowing two cultures. Once you leave your birthplace nothing is ever the same.
Sarah Turnbull
Glory, as anyone knows, is bitter stuff.
Yukio Mishima
The problem is that many bitter people don’t know they are bitter. since they are so convinced that they are right, they can’t see their own wrong in the mirror. And the longer the root of bitterness grows, the more difficult it is to remove.
Craig Groeschel
A life directed chiefly toward the fulfillment of personal desires will sooner or later always lead to bitter disappointment.
Albert Einstein
He who walking on the sea could calm the bitter waves, who gives life to the dying seeds of the earth; he who was able to loose the mortal chains of death, and after three days darkness could bring again to the upper world the brother for his sister Martha: he, I believe, will make Damasus rise again from the dust.
Pope Damasus I
Why would you choose being bitter over choosing to make music? Being bitter is gross. It doesn’t amount to anything.
Josh Homme
Black Americans should be given credit for finding probably the perfect weapon; the weapon of the song. And that song continues. Most holocausts don’t, so they have this bitterness left over. The phenomenon of the world, as far as Black Americans are considered, is that we are not a bitter people.
Nikki Giovanni
The interesting thing about the miracle berry in chemo patients is that it actually straightens out their taste buds, whereas for you and I, it blocks our bitter and sour receptors. For them, it straightens them out to taste food as it normally tastes.
Homaro Cantu
The World Series is played in my doubtless too-nostalgic imagination in some kind of autumn afternoon light, and seeing it exclusively in the bitter chill of midnight breaks the spell of even the best of games.
Adam Gopnik
I’ll cough up the bitter truth right now, at the risk of losing my Feminism Club Decoder Ring: I didn’t go see ‘Inside Out’ for Amy Poehler, though she’s terrific. I went to see my dark prince, Lewis Black.
MaryJanice Davidson
Poverty is a bitter weed to most women, and there are few indeed who can accept it with dignity.
Eliza Lynn Linton
Most people who make movies are in real life a bitter disappointment. I, on the other hand, am so much better in real life.
Marlene Dietrich
I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined, that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the play thing of one small corner of the world
I know, in my soul, that to eat a creature who is raised to be eaten, and who never has a chance to be a real being, is unhealthy. It’s like…you’re just eating misery. You’re eating a bitter life.
Alice Walker
There are women who get divorced in order to punish. Out of this bitter, bitter hatred that some of these women have for their ex-husbands, they turn their children against them.
Alec Baldwin
Anger is the mother of a whole brood of evil actions. Divorce too often is the bitter fruit of anger.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I will tell you is the antidote to [Donald] Trump is a very strong progressive agenda that says, yes, I know you`re angry. And you know what? You should be angry because you`re working longer hours for low wages. You have a right to be bitter and you have a right to be that.
Bernie Sanders
To talk, simply to talk! It sounds so little, and how much it is! When you have existed to the brink of middle age in bitter loneliness, among people to whom your true opinion on every subject on earth is blasphemy, the need to talk is the greatest of all needs.
George Orwell
When I was poor and I complained about inequality they said I was bitter. Now I’m rich and I complain about inequality they say I’m a hypocrite. I’m starting to think they just don’t want to talk about inequality.
Russell Brand
I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings. And have never seen the day when I did not pray for them.
Robert E. Lee
I thought this man had long ago drained everything from my heart. But now something strong and bitter flowed and made me feel another emptiness in a place I didn’t know was there. I cursed this man aloud so he could hear. You had dog eyes. You jumped and followed whoever called you. Now you chase your own tail.
Amy Tan
in the will of God” is not a matter of intellectual discernment, but a state of heart… It’s motto is –” My Father can do what he likes with me, He may bless me to death, or give me a bitter cup; I delight to do His will.
Oswald Chambers
‘Suffering should not make us bitter people,’ my mother once said, ‘it should make us better comforters.’ Young people need to hear this from those who have walked before them, because someday they’ll be walking those same steps, but there may not be anyone following behind.
Billy Graham
I believe that happiness can be found. If I thought otherwise, I should be silent and not make unhappiness the more bitter by discussing it.
Carl Hilty
Factory windows are always brokenOther windows are let alone.No one throws through the chapel-windowThe bitter, snarling, derisive stone.
Vachel Lindsay
When a draco has eaten much fruit, it seeks the juice of the bitter lettuce; it has been seen to do this.
Don’t be bitter. Everybody suffers. If you can accept your suffering then you will understand other people better. Be grateful for pain. Love life.
Stephen Colbert
And now, dear Mr. Worthing, I will not intrude any longer into a house of sorrow. I would merely beg you not to be too much bowed down by grief. What seem to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. This seems to me a blessing of an extremely obvious kind.
Oscar Wilde
When a thoughtful human being has overcome incentives to vice and is aware of having done his bitter duty, he finds himself in a state that could be called happiness, a state of contentment and peace of mind in which virtue is its own reward.
Immanuel Kant
People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.
Bill Cosby
Full many mischiefs follow cruel wrath;
Abhorred bloodshed and tumultuous strife
Unmanly murder and unthrifty scath,
Bitter despite, with rancor’s rusty knife;
And fretting grief the enemy of life;
All these and many evils more, haunt ire.
Edmund Spenser
The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
Anatole France
It’s easy to be bitter. I’m human in that respect.
Anita Bryant
I know a lot of actors who’ve just gotten bitter because they did something and then nobody ever saw it or whatever.
William Petersen
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle grateful that they are not worse rather than the rough handle, bitter that they are not better.
Thomas Jefferson
Some pious men may find this truth unorthodox and bitter: But Nature, Chance, and Time ensure survival of the fitter!
Robert Charles Wilson
I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death, I don’t want to die humiliated or deceived.
Osama bin Laden
Either your troubles make you better, or they make you bitter. We must always examine what’s going on in our hearts.
T. D. Jakes
I didn’t realize House would be the central character, more the bitter comic relief appearing occasionally. I relish his wounded nature – the lameness, the scarred Byronic hero.
Hugh Laurie
I’m ruined beyond repair, is what I fear…And if so, in time we’d both be wretched and bitter.” “I know people can be mended. Not all, and some more immediately than others. But some can be. I don’t see why not you.” “Why not me?
Charles Frazier
What crushed my soul was hanging out with bitter, desperate comics backstage. They’re a different breed than the bitter yet eager psyches in the wings of an improv theatre. Struggling stand-ups have externalized self-loathing into an art form. They’re a hunching, quaking, unshaven lot.
Scott Adsit
God is growing bitter, He envies man his mortality.
Jacques Rig
I am forced to get my living by the labour of my hand; and the sweat of my brow… for bitter bread, earned under the frowns of some who have no natural or divine right to be above me, and entirely owe their grandeur and honor to grinding the faces of the poor.
James Otis
Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.
Sima Qian
There was endless controversy as to whether the acts of the New Deal did actually move recovery or retard it, and nothing final could ever come of that bitter debate because it is forever impossible to prove what might have happened in place of what did.
Garet Garrett
I don’t want tea,” said Clary, with muffled force. “I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them.” “Unfortunately,” said Hodge, “we’re all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it’s either tea or nothing.
Cassandra Clare
1lb beefstak, with 1pt bitter beer every 6 hours. 1 ten-mile walk every morning. 1 bed at 11 sharp every night. And don’t stuff your head with things you don’t understand.
Jerome K. Jerome
There is healing in the bitter cup.
Robert Southey
You’d be surprised to know how many heartaches, how many bitter disappointments, how many disasters that seem final when they come, we learn to survive and in time even to forget.
Emilie Loring
The cucumber is bitter? Then throw it out. There are brambles in the path? Then go around. That’s all you need to know.
Marcus Aurelius
I fear that we read of war, like women gossip, to enjoy the bitter misery of others.
Ralph Peters
Those bitter sorrows of childhood!– when sorrow is all new and strange, when hope has not yet got wings to fly beyond the days and weeks, and the space from summer to summer seems measureless.
George Eliot
I’ve never been bitter.
Wally Funk
Bitter words normally evaporate with the moisture of breath, after a quarrel. In order to become permanent, they require transcribers, reporters, complicit black hearts.
Barbara Kingsolver
Never use an aluminum pot, pan, or utensil when cooking tomatoes – or any other soft metal items for that matter. The acidity in the tomato doesn’t do well with them; they create a chemical reaction that can turn cooked tomatoes bitter and fade the color, and the food will absorb some of the aluminum!
Andrew Zimmern
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Abdul Kalam
I’d always secretly believed that a love as fierce and true as mine would be rewarded in the end, and now I was being forced to accept the bitter truth.
Alma Katsu
Let us not search for the guilty ones only among others, let us speak the bitter truth: we are all guilty … each and every one of us.
Maxim Gorky
The more spiritual a man desires to be, the more bitter does his present life become to him; because he sees more clearly and perceives more sensibly the defects of human corruption.
Thomas a Kempis
Even in winter, the cold isn’t always bitter, and not every day is cruel.
Jim Butcher
Goethe died in 1832. As you know, Goethe was very active in science. In fact, he did some very good scientific work in plant morphology and mineralogy. But he was quite bitter at the way in which many scientists refused to grant him a hearing because he was a poet and therefore, they felt, he couldn’t be serious.
Stephen Jay Gould
Death is fortunate for the child, bitter to the youth, too late to the old.
Publilius Syrus
I venture to prophesy that there lies before us a bitter and an evil time.
Auberon Herbert
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Lech Walesa
Long live the weeds that overwhelm
My narrow vegetable realm!
The bitter rock, the barren soil
That force the son of man to toil;
All things unholy, marred by curse,
The ugly of the universe.
Theodore Roethke
By god, DH Lawrence was right when he said there must be a dumb, dark, dull, bitter belly-tension between a man and a woman, and how else could this be achieved save in the long monotony of marriage?
Stella Gibbons
When I was younger, I could be pretty bitter. I still have moments, but I think I’ve gotten pretty good at rejection.
Jeremy Sisto
September had never been betrayed before. She did not even know what to call the feeling in her chest, so bitter and sour. Poor child. There is always a first time, and it is never the last time.
Catherynne M. Valente
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven depending on whether they compare it to something better and so feel disappointed and bitter or something worse and so feel relieved and grateful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Disappointment mixed with bitter acceptance flashed in her eyes. “Maybe you are real,” she said. “It would require a dark side I don’t have to create someone like you.” “You forgot to say ‘no offense’ before making that statement.” “No, I didn’t. I meant offense.” Bold little human, wasn’t she? -Annabelle and Zacharel
Gena Showalter
I’m not a fan of grilling meat, since that tends to dry it out, and I find grill marks leave a bitter taste. A good steak house will offer different options for preparation, and I would ask them to broil or pan-roast the steak and finish it with butter. It ends up a dark chocolate color and stays very juicy.
Tom Colicchio
Get out of show business. Its the best advice I ever got, because Im so stubborn that if someone would tell me that, I would stay in it to the bitter end.
Walter Matthau
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.
Soledad O’Brien
I’ve never been on the cover of Empire. I’m very bitter. I’ve got an award but now I feel sad and cross.
Emma Thompson
People expect me to be angry, bitter. They expect to me be abrasive, aggressive. I’m not.
Tomi Lahren
Dreams dawn and fly: friends smile and die, Like spring flowers. Our vaunted life is one long funeral. Men dig graves, with bitter tears, For their dead hopes; and all, Mazed with doubts, and sick with fears, Count the hours.
Matthew Arnold
No other profession is subject to the public contempt and derision that sometimes befalls lawyers. the bitter fruit of public incomprehension of the law itself and its dynamics.
Irving Kaufman
I have never seen such extreme partisanship, such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
Robert Byrd
I’m not cynical or bitter in any way. Life’s too short; you get ripped off, but if you hold a grudge, it’s going to affect you. You take it on the chin, you learn, you try not to make the same mistakes.
Tony Fernandes
Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed with hatred for his peaceful goals.
Jimmy Carter
it was a bitter and biting iron-gray afternoon, that clanked like armor and was as cold as a frosty axehead.
Ardyth Kennelly
The war we are fighting until victory or the bitter end is in its deepest sense a war between Christ and Marx. Christ: the principle of love. Marx: the principle of hate.
Joseph Goebbels
It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves due to atrophy of the imagination.
Martha Gellhorn
How hard it is, how bitter it is to become a man!
Albert Camus
If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.
James Broughton
My world of human beings had perished. I was utterly alone in the world and for friends I had the streets, and the streets spoke to me in that sad, bitter language compounded of human misery, yearning, regret, failure, wasted effort
Henry Miller
Until the bitter end, the emptiness inside her was hers alone.
Haruki Murakami
Death is less bitter punishment than death’s delay.
We are all going to fall short. We are going to have some bitter losses, very painful defeats and failures. We have to use those to come back even stronger. That’s what makes it sweeter, when we can overcome those and figure out a way to win. The great teams can do that, and those are the gold medal winning teams.
Karch Kiraly
I remember being very smart, which is a form of stupidity. I try not to remember it, but it occurs to me that I may have felt intellectual. I entertained views too noble or too bitter to be true. I must have done some soul-stretching of my mental neck.
Corra May Harris
God has given us speech in order that we may say pleasant things to our friends, and tell bitter truths to our enemies.
Heinrich Heine
When bitter enemies make peace, surely some bitterness remains.
A lie, as you probably know, has a taste all its own. Blocky and bitter and never quite right, like when you pop a piece of fancy chocolate into your mouth expecting toffee filling and you get lemon zest instead.
Jodi Picoult
When you long with all your heart for someone to love you, a madness grows there that shakes all sense from the trees and the water and the earth. And nothing lives for you, except the long deep bitter want. And this is what everyone feels from birth to death.
Denton Welch
There’s a lot of bitterness, there’s a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.
Allen Boyd
My life has been full of struggles – coming from a troubled home, moving out when I was fifteen, ending up homeless by eighteen. The one thing I always knew was being jaded and bitter was equal to letting life win.
To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but it is bitter and unforgettable.
Elia Kazan
We are meant to taste of life … and drink the cup of it to the dregs, bitter and sweet alike.
Jacqueline Carey
I know a lot of editors who are very bitter about the directors they work with. They feel they could have done a better job, and I say to them, ‘Oh really? Why don’t you go try – it’s not easy.’
Thelma Schoonmaker
I have a relatively sunny spirit, and I always had the expectation that my path through life would be relatively sunny, no matter what happened. I have never allowed myself to be bitter.
Angela Merkel
What makes bitter things sweet? Hunger.
I think other than Jim Cornette, who’s just, you know, a bitter old man who wants viewings, other than people like that guy who are just bitter, I could probably find whatever fan out there and show them some match that I’ve done that they would enjoy.
We are thinking about bad only those who are worse than we are, and those who are better than us … I’m just not up to us … One does not follow it than smell roses. Another of the bitter herbs will produce honey. Give bread to one – will remember forever. Another life donation – do not understand.
Omar Khayyam
Pascal in his bitter rendition of the practices of the Jesuit intellectuals he despised, including their demonstration of “the utility of interpretation,” a device of manufacturing consent based on reinterpretation of sacred texts to serve wealth, power, and privilege.
Noam Chomsky
Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter.
Charles Buxton
Kate Forsyth’s Bitter Greens is an enthralling concoction of history and magic, an absorbing, richly detailed, and heart-wrenching reimagining of a timeless fairytale.
Jennifer Chiaverini
To one American family out of four, the idea of capitalism as a benign system of comfort , dignity , and personal advance is only a myth , or worse, a bitter mockery.
Robert Heilbroner
The cross is like a walnut whose outer rind is bitter, but the inner kernel is pleasant and invigorating. So the cross does not offer any charm of outward appearance, but to the cross-bearer its true character is revealed, and he finds in it the choicest sweets of spiritual peace.
Sadhu Sundar Singh
Living in your dreams meant bitter disappointment when you woke up.
Ilona Andrews
I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears.
Edith Piaf
I believe very deeply in my soul that God paired me and my father purposely and that he knew that my father would give me the strength to be a person with disability that was proud, always held her head high, and was never, ever bitter.
Maysoon Zayid
The bitter pinecone may be eaten, The mist on high give nourishment. The whole world takes to go-and-getting; My way alone is difficult.
Du Fu
Hard times make you bitter or make you more compassionate.
I have been back in Paris for two weeks. Nothing new. Life is still bitter.
Camille Claudel
Imprisonment of the body is bitter; imprisonment of the mind is worse
Thornton Wilder
I wouldn’t call it bitter. I think it’s just sweet. I’ve always believed my life seems like it’s gotten better and better as each decade has gone by. So I don’t see any I don’t see any bitterness about it.
Greg Norman
If a sudden jar can cause me to speak an impatient, unloving word, then I know nothing of Calvary love. For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, however suddenly jolted.
Amy Carmichael
The more a human creature has tasted of bitter things the more it hungers after the sweet things of life.
Maxim Gorky
Why would I ever be bitter and negative and focus on the past?
Drew McIntyre
I don’t want success to affect me to that extent that I change or failure to that extent that I get sad, bitter and negative.
Arjun Kapoor
At the best, sarcasms, bitter irony, scathing wit, are a sort of swordplay of the mind. You pink your adversary, and he is forthwith dead; and then you deserve to be hung for it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Friendship is never forgettable in your whole life. It is always sweet like chocolate but never bitter like Neem.
Negroes could be sold – actually sold as we sell cattle, with no reference to calves or bulls or recognition of family. It was a nasty business. The white South was properly ashamed of it and continually belittled and almost denied it. But it was a stark and bitter fact.
W. E. B. Du Bois
What restricts the use of the word ‘lady’ among the courteous is that it is intended to set a woman apart from ordinary humanity, and in the working world that is not a help, as women have discovered in many bitter ways.
Judith Martin
Don’t be so bitter about a bad experience from your past that you miss the opportunities in front of you.
Robert Kiyosaki
The night sky lies so sprent with stars that there is scarcely space of black at all and they fall all night in bitter arcs and it is so that their numbers are no less.
Cormac McCarthy
The bottomless bitter misery of childhood: how little even now it is understood. Probably no adult misery can be compared with a child’s despair.
Iris Murdoch
I not only hope that YouTube channels compete with television shows for viewers and revenue, I hope they develop a bitter rivalry which could only be settled by an elaborate medieval tournament where the two entities fight to the death in a steel cage.
Ray William Johnson
A lot of the older pros – I won’t name names – they need the money and are bitter about the money in modern football.
Micah Richards
The pain will not go away by getting angry or bitter, it will go away when you learn to accept life’s challenges with grace and ease
Leon Brown
Oh, the world’s a curious compound, with its honey and its gall, With its cares and bitter crosses, but a good world after all. And a good God must have made it-leastways, that is what I say, When a hand is on my shoulder in a friendly sort of way.
James Whitcomb Riley
But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.
Arthur Rimbaud
If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.
James E. Faust
“There is no God,” the foolish saith, But none, “There is no sorrow.” And nature oft the cry of faith In bitter need will borrow: Eyes which the preacher could not school, By wayside graves are raised; And lips say, “God be pitiful,” Who ne’er said, “God be praised.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
There’s nothing in this world can make me joy: Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man; And bitter shame hath spoil’d the sweet world’s taste That it yields nought but shame and bitterness.
William Shakespeare
It is only the forcible propagation of conventional Christianity that makes the agnostic so bitter toward the church. He knows that all the doctrines cannot possibly be true, but he would view them with toleration if he were asked merely to let them alone for the benefit of the masses whom they can help and succour.
H. P. Lovecraft
Good medicine is bitter to the mouth, but has an effect on the disease. Faithful words hurt one’s ears, but have value for one’s conduct.
Takeda Nobushige
I have worked with NT Rama Rao, Chandra Babu and with Mulayam Singh Yadav too, and with SP particularly I had bitter experiences in my 10-year tenure at Rampur.
Jaya Prada
You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.
Maya Angelou
Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful. Kind words also produce their own image on men’s souls; and a beautiful image it is. They smooth, and quiet, and comfort the hearer.
Blaise Pascal
Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.
Seneca the Younger
Have you ever been in love? Stay well clear. It leaves you very bitter and very twisted.
Tamzin Outhwaite
We must be part of the general staff at the inception, rather than the ambulance drivers at the bitter end.
Lane Kirkland
Having reached a point in which I was so bitter and exhausted from being a quote unquote public figure, I wanted to return to a more childlike relationship to writing.
David Leavitt
We could go back to the time when we first met: a man in emotional tatters over someone who had left him, and a woman madly in love with her neighbor. I could repeat what I said to you once: ‘I’m going to fight to the bitter end.’ Well, I fought and I lost, and now I’ll just have to lick my wounds and leave.
Paulo Coelho
Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person, how beautiful it will be when the right person comes along.
Nicholas Sparks
Nagging questions remain: Where is the line between making the most of one’s potential and reaching for the unattainable? Where is the line between education as a tool and education as a kind of magic? The line is blurred and that is why when education fails, disillusionment is so bitter.
Henry Anatole Grunwald
The long bitter years of the Cold War are over. America and her allies have won; totally, decisively, and overwhelmingly….So thank you SAC. Job well done. Enjoy your retirement.
Colin Powell
It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
You’ve got to take the sour with the bitter.
Samuel Goldwyn
O, when the heart is, full, when bitter thoughts come crowding thickly up for utterance, and the poor common words of courtesy are such a very mockery, how much the bursting heart may pour itself in prayer!
Nathaniel Parker Willis
You can’t afford to be bitter in this industry.
Chris Hughton
Say the truth even if it may be bitter.
In youth our most bitter disappointments, our brightest hopes and ambitions, are known only to ourselves. Even our friendship and love we never fully share with another; there is something of every passion, in every situation, we conceal.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
There are movie sites that love movies and there are movie sites that are just bitter people that just hate movies. I find Movieline to be in the latter. The tone is bizarrely hateful.
Todd Phillips
The loneliest ebb of my life came on that Christmas eve, only one day after my arrival in New York. The abyss of loneliness. I ate a solitary dinner in a small cafe, and the very food tasted bitter with my unshed tears. One doesn’t dare cry in America. It is unmanly here.
Rudolph Valentino
My own experience with that brief moment where I had videos on MTV was that nothing was ever good enough. When you hear people say, “I was unhappy the whole time,” that sounds ridiculous. I think this is a theme among people who seek fame, not just musicians. There are a lot of bitter, disappointed people.
Mike Doughty
I like to think I’m a night person, because that’s my job, but now I’m a father of three. I’m trying to become more of a morning person. I don’t know if it will last. I have two choices, right? Either I’m bitter about getting up early, or I start drinking wine earlier and get to bed.
Dave Matthews
Ever since [Donald]Trump has been opening his big mouth, you`re seeing all these bitter people, latent racists who are becoming emboldened. You`re seeing some ugly stuff happening around this country.
Bernie Sanders
A comedy that is ironic, sometimes bitter, in some cases even dramatic, tragic: This is what Italian comedy is.
Mario Monicelli
You should protest about the views of people you disagree with over major moral issues, and argue them down, but you should not try to silence them, however repugnant you find them. That is the bitter pill free speech requires us to swallow.
Julian Baggini
We hope that all coal mines will learn from the bitter lessons these accidents have taught and will strengthen their safety precautions.
Li Yizhong
The ancient bitter opposition to improved methods [of production] on the ancient theory that it more than temporarily deprives men of employment… has no place in the gospel of American progress.
Herbert Hoover
Ive never been a popular person, but it doesnt matter. I have everything in my life that I want. Im not a walking publicity stunt. Im not an anarchist, or bitter. Im not trying to be subversive. I just try to remain unguarded, unprotected by fear, and agents and publicists, and I feel comfortable that way.
Vincent Gallo
As my own father was sick, and miserably tied to his invalid’s chair, he would have been abandoned had not an old servant performed for him a so-called service of love. My mother gave parties while he was perishing in solitude, and amused herself while he was suffering bitter agonies
Arthur Schopenhauer
A healthy degree of party unity among Democrats and Republicans has deteriorated into bitter partisan warfare.
Thomas E. Mann
Lay aside all rancor, all bitter sectional feeling, and to make your places in the ranks of those who will bring about a consummation devoutly to be wished—a reunited country.
Jefferson Davis
I was an onion, layers and layers and layers under a thin, papery skin. If anyone had been able to cut me open, my bitter, irritating juices would have stung their eyes, and they would have cried. Although I couldn’t cry myself, much at the time. But no one would cut me open.
Crescent Dragonwagon
Memories, so sweet and bitter.. they had both nourished and devoured him for so many years. Until a time came when they began to fade, turning faint and blurred, only an ache to be quickly pushed away because it went to your heart. For what was the use of remembering all you had lost?
Cornelia Funke
Those sins that seem most sweet in life, will prove most bitter in death
Thomas Brooks
Losing isn’t bitter because it’s temporary.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
You must learn to drink the cup of life as it comes … without stirring it up from the bottom. That’s where the bitter dregs are!
Agnes Sligh Turnbull
You don’t become a Republican until you lose all your baby teeth and fall down a lot and get the croup and then become angry and bitter.
Margaret Cho
If we knew how much He loves us, we should be always ready to receive equally and with indifference from His hand the sweet and the bitter; all would please that came from Him.
Brother Lawrence
So true is it that all sin is ultimately against the Lord; so bitter is the root of self.
Alfred Edersheim
It was all a lie, it all stank, stank of lies, it all gave the illusion of meaning and happiness and beauty, and all of it was just putrefaction that no one would admit to. Bitter was the taste of the world. Life was a torment.
Hermann Hesse
If you had an ex-wife, and it was a pretty bitter split, you might not ever want to talk to her again. Who cares if everybody in the family and your friends want you to say hello again? It’s your choice whether you want to do it or not.
Vinnie Paul
There is no room for hypocrisy. Why use bitter soup for healing when sweet water is everywhere?
Gay guys love women who are tough, who are survivors. They always call me a diva. And I am a survivor; I’ve pulled through everything and I’ve not become bitter about it.
Samantha Fox
As long as we are alive, we feel fear. It is an intrinsic part of our makeup, as natural as a bitter cold winter day or the winds that rip branches off trees. If we resist it or push it aside, we miss a powerful opportunity for awakening.
Tara Brach
And he isn’t crying for her, not for his grandma, he’s crying for himself: that he: too, is going to die one day. And before that his friends wil die, and the friends of his friends, and, as time passes, the children of his friends, and, if his fate is truly bitter, his own children. (58)
Nicole Krauss
When I joined Labour in 1982, I didn’t feel I belonged to a party born to power. My repeated experience was of bitter and repeated defeats.
Douglas Alexander
The world tells us to be mean and bitter to survive. But I believe kindness is the very thing that makes us thrive.
Rachel Hamilton
Nelson Mandela, a better man, not a bitter man, made our world a better place in which to live. His life and leadership exemplify the highest courage, dignity, and dedication to human liberation.
Bernice King
Although not a very old man, I have yet lived a great deal in my life, and I have known sorrow too bitter and joy too keen to allow me to become either cast down or elated for more than a very brief period over any success or defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
I used to be kind of bitter and jealous as well, but I get it. It’s business.
Carlos Alazraqui
It is always easy to be logical. It is almost impossible to be logical to the bitter end.
Albert Camus
Hey, are you okay?”he asked “Nickamedes told me what happened with Preston. He and the others were worried about you. They’re out looking for you, along with Daphne, Carson, and Oliver.”I let out a bitter laugh.“I must have really freaked them out if Nickamedes was worried about me.
Jennifer Estep
The problem with secret crushes: in the absence of requital the love turns bitter.
Paul Monette
What I had to face, the very bitter lesson that everyone who wants to write has got to learn, was that a thing may in itself be the finest piece of writing one has ever done, and yet have absolutely no place in the manuscript one hopes to publish.
Thomas Wolfe
You will find as the children grow up that as a rule children are a bitter disappointment – their greatest object being to do precisely what their parents do not wish and have anxiously tried to prevent.
Queen Victoria
I wrote my novel ‘Bitter Greens’ as the creative component of a Doctorate of Creative Arts and am now looking at the history of the Rapunzel tale as my theoretical component.
Kate Forsyth
I’ve wandered over many lands, and reaped withal no fruit, I’ve laid my pride of rank aside, and pressed my baffled suit, At stranger boards, like shameless crow, I’ve eaten bitter bread, But fierce Desire, that raging fire, still clamours to be fed.
Hatred is blind; rage carries you away; and he who pours out vengeance runs the risk of tasting a bitter draught.
Alexandre Dumas
We are not a single-issue party that puts abstract policy ahead of the working lives of people. We are not bitter, frightened xenophobes.
Anthony Albanese
No one can know what happiness is if you have not gone through the disappointmentOne can only savor the victory if he has felt the bitter defeat.
Anderson Silva
And feel by turns the bitter change
Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce.
John Milton
The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower.
William Cowper
What we learned here is love tastes bitter when it’s gone.
Rob Thomas
But life, if nothing else, had taught her promises weren’t always to be counted on, and what appeared at first a shining chance might end in bitter disappointment.
Susanna Kearsley
I invite all brats to throw their cookies at the baker’s head if they’re not sweet, winos to chuck their wine if it’s bad, the dying to shuck their souls when they croak, and men to throw their existence in God’s face when it’s bitter
Gustave Flaubert
The code of poor laws has at length grown up into a tree, which, like the fabulous Upas, overshadows and poisons the land; unwholesome expedients were the bud, dilemmas and depravities have been the blossom, and danger and despair are the bitter fruit.
Charles Caleb Colton
Life is flying by. You don’t have time to waste another minute being negative, offended or bitter. If someone did you wrong, get over it and move forward.
Joel Osteen
The freedmen were not really free in 1865, nor are most of their descendants really free in 1965. Slavery was but one aspect of a race and color problem that is still far from solution here, or anywhere. In America particularly, the grapes of wrath have not yet yielded all their bitter vintage.
Samuel Eliot Morison
I liked my father a lot, but I didn’t see him very often because my mother was bitter about him. He remarried, and I used to have to sneak off to see him.
Stephen Sondheim
A woman is like whiskey. She evaporates a little over time, distilled by disappointments and grief. One can never predict if the angels will take the best of her or the worst. Only time will tell if the woman that remains will be bitter, dispirited or aged to perfection.
Paula Wall
That was what she really wanted. To forget so thoroughly she’d never have another memory again, the bitter so bitter you gave up the sweet.
Janet Fitch
I curled myself into a ball and cried quietly, doing that thing that only young people can do, namely, feeling sorry for myself. Once you’re past thirty you lose that ability; instead of feeling sorry for yourself you turn bitter.
Douglas Coupland
Grieve not; though the journey of life be bitter, and the end unseen, there is no road which does not lead to an end.
Playing to resentment and using a lot of, you know, grand abstract phrases like make America great again is – it just doesn’t have the answer. It’s simply a way to whip up emotion and then leave people more bitter than you found them.
George Packer
It’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them, or anti-immigrant sentiment, or anti-trade sentiment, as a way to explain their frustrations.
Barack Obama
‘I Know You Care’ is about my dad. And I haven’t seen him for a long, long time. And my parents divorced when I was really young. And I guess I just wanted a – it was my way of saying that I wasn’t bitter or angry anymore. I was just sad and just felt like something was missing.
Ellie Goulding
I’m not bitter at all. I think my memories in Denver are great.
Clinton Portis
Bitter love, a violet with it’s crown of thorns in a thicet of spiky passions, spear of sorrow, corolla of rage: how did you come to conquer my soul? What brought you?
Pablo Neruda
There are days when we can bring before God…laughter of joy and gratitude. There will be other days when we can only muster a bitter, angry complaint. Be confident that God will accept whatever we lift up before him, and he will make it serve his purpose and our good.
Gardner C. Taylor
In middle age we are apt to reach the horrifying conclusion that all sorrow, all pain, all passionate regret and loss and bitter disillusionment are self-made
Kathleen Norris
…what splendid dreams young people build upon a word, and how bitter is the pain when the bright bubbles burst.
Louisa May Alcott
I watch artists say they wrote all these songs and don’t mention anybody else who was involved, and that’s fine. I don’t expect an artist to give me credit. I know that they’re gonna take the credit for everything. But, it’s my job to give myself that exposure and not make excuses, not grow bitter.
Rico Love
Alone each heart must cover up its dead; Alone, through bitter toil, achieve its rest.
Bayard Taylor
Have your fun, my dear; but if you must earn your bread, try to make it sweet with cheerfulness, not bitter with the daily regret that it isn’t cake.
Louisa May Alcott
I leave a sad and bitter world; and if you remember me, and think of me as of one unjustly condemned, I am resigned to the fate awaiting me.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
In bitter almond oil, like in a great number of other substances that previously had been counted among the ‘aromatic compounds’ on behalf of their strong smell, a derivative of benzene is present. The special properties of benzene and its derivatives are caused by the typical arrangement of their carbon atoms.
Otto Wallach
The food that memory gives to eat is bitter to the taste, and it is only with the teeth of hope that we can bear to bite it.
H. Rider Haggard
A fine line separates the weary recluse from the fearful hermit. Finer still is the line between hermit and bitter misanthrope.
Dean Koontz
The grapevine should be named after a more bitter fruit. It should be called the grapefruit tree.
Experiences in life are supposed to make you better, not bitter. If one marriage doesn’t work out, it’s not necessary that the second one won’t.
Pooja Bedi
Water is a commodity not by any means to be found everywhere…When found, it is more than likely to be bad, being either from a bitter alkaline pool, or from a hole in a creek, so muddy that it can only be called liquid by courtesy.
Theodore Roosevelt
There’s that horrible-beautiful moment, that bitter-sweet impasse where you know that somebody is bullshitting you but they’re doing it with such panache and conviction…no, it’s because they say exactly what you want to hear, at that point in time.
Irvine Welsh
One of my great surprises when I was in America was about twenty-five years ago in Harvard, hearing Randall Jarrell deliver a bitter attack on the way poets were neglected. Yet there were about two thousand people present, and he was being paid five hundred dollars for delivering this attack.
Stephen Spender
Heretics are the only bitter remedy against the entropy of human thought.
Yevgeny Zamyatin
There’s a different flavor to children’s literature you read after you grow up than there was reading it as a child. Things that were sweet as a child become bitter once you grow up.
Mizuki Nomura
The sour quality is set opposite to the bitter and the sweet, and is a good temper to all, a refreshing and cooling when the bitter and the sweet qualities are too much elevated or too preponderant.
Jakob Bohme
Though I can’t change what happened, I can choose how to react. And I don’t want to spend the rest of my life being bitter and locked up.
Tori Amos
It is a bitter thought, how different a thing the Christianity of the world might have been, if the Christian faith had been adopted as the religion of the empire under the auspices of Marcus Aurelius instead of those of Constantine.
John Stuart Mill
Weary or bitter of bewildered as we may be, God is faithful. He lets us wander so we will know what it means to come home.
Marilynne Robinson
I have learnt through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power which can move the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
For trash and toys, And grief-engend’ring joys, What torment seems too sharp for flesh and blood; What bitter pills, Compos’d of real ills, Men swallow down to purchase one false good!
Francis Quarles
I was angry about the fact that my father would beat my mother on a daily basis, that my mother would take it in turn and beat on me. I was an abused child. I was mad about all those things, very bitter and very angry.
Rick James
The Land of Faery, Where nobody gets old and godly and grave, Where nobody gets old and crafty and wise, Where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue.
William Butler Yeats
The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water-the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
John the Apostle
Life is like a cup of coffee or tea. No matter how bitter it may be, it is always enjoyable.
Jason Wong
Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him,
Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power.
I learned a long time ago, if you want to keep your friends in show business, don’t get famous. Because as soon as you get famous, a lot of the people you used to know, who didn’t, become incredibly bitter and jealous. It’s part of the territory.
Denis Leary
So remember, if you’re feeling bitter – or sorry for yourself about what you’ve done, and how much good you’ve accomplished – or if you find yourself more than anyone else talking about the good you’ve done, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons, because it should be the default.
Ysabella Brave
Never become bitter, and in the process, be happy and just go for it.
John Lewis
I think that life is just too sweet to be bitter.
Kris Carr
I spent my whole life helping my mother carry around her psychic trunks like a bitter bellhop. So a great load was lifted when she died, and my life was much easier.
Anne Lamott
Self-pity is the most negative quality of the human spirit. Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter.
Jon M. Huntsman Sr.
The country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We have to offer an alternative vision.
Mitt Romney
After it became clear that I was not going to graduate, I had this moment where I was like, ‘I need to not sulk. I need to pursue – at least try – to pursue music. But if I don’t try, I’m going to be a really bitter middle-aged lady working in a cubicle.’
Life is just to sweet to be bitter.
Kris Carr
Man is a living lie–a bitter jest Upon himself–a conscious grain of sand Lost in a desert of unconsciousness.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs.
Georg Trakl
[Hermes addresses Prometheus :] To you, the clever and crafty, bitter beyond all bitterness, who has sinned against the gods in bestowing honors upon creatures of a day–to you, thief of fire, I speak.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
There is no shame like poor shame. It can make you warm and charming, bitter and resentful, all at once.
Beth Ditto
The struggles to overturn colonial rule were long and often bitter. But, over time, most were inevitably successful.
Winnie Byanyima
bitter is a bad way to live!
Margaret Haddix
The foods that prolong life and increase purity, vigour, health, cheerfulness, and happiness are those that are delicious, soothing, substantial and agreeable… Foods that are bitter, sour, salt, over-hot, pungent, dry and burning produce unhappiness, repentance and disease.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If we want to preserve the foundation of our democracy, it’s vital that we find common ground that allows us to work for the greater good of this nation. This does not mean giving up our values. This does not mean swallowing a bitter compromise.
Tulsi Gabbard
Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give.
James A. Baldwin
Of all the grief’s that harass the distressed; sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
Samuel Johnson
Captain Lone Wolf Gonzaullas was one of a kind. I’m sure he would agree to this truth, If you continuously compete with others, you will become bitter. If you constantly compete with yourself, you can become great.
Jack White
Unfortunately, people think I’m negative and bitter all the time, and that’s not the case.
Hope Solo
Privatization is a bitter pill but it is a pill that will cure.
Frederick Chiluba
After all, coffee is bitter, a flavor from the forbidden and dangerous realm.
Diane Ackerman
I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Through bitter experience I have learned that it is best to promise little and then to reward hard work with generosity.
Tahir Shah
If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter, there is always the chance that you may find comfort and the promise of something good.
Bob Greene
I shall laugh my bitter laugh.
Nikolai Gogol
With every interview you feel like you lose a piece of yourself, and with every bad review you become just that little bit more bitter. It is horrible in a way.
Jane March
The Oscars have always been an arena in which very commercial films are recognised, and I don’t mean that in a bitter way; I just didn’t ever look in that direction.
Debra Granik
I don’t do well around the angry, bitter and emotionally fragile among us, which may eliminate 70% of the population.
Craig Kilborn
I think the days of putting your feet up when you’re pregnant are long gone. Women who are nine months pregnant now have to work till the bitter end – they don’t get to be on TV.
Amy Poehler
Thinking of what Jesus did NOT say from the cross: not a bitter, angry, unkind, whining, profane, unnecessary word. There is none like Him!
Nancy Leigh DeMoss
It was cold out there, bitter, biting, cutting, piercing, hyperborean, marmoreal cold, and there were all these Minnesotans running around outdoors, happy as lambs in the spring.
Charles Kuralt
It is a strange thing to read a letter after the writer is dead – a bitter-sweet thing, in which pain and comfort are strangely mingled.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
You have to find a way to not become bitter and live within the parameters of the situation and laugh your way through it…and you hope for a better day for the next generation.
Yvette Nicole Brown
I was never bitter because I believed in the man upstairs. I continue to do my best. I let someone else be bitter. If I was bitter, I was only hurting me. I prefer to remember Bill Veeck and and Jim Hegan and Joe Gordon, the good guys. There is no point in talking about the others.
Larry Doby
Now, when you boys get home, you’re gonna see a lot of war protestors. But don’t be bitter. Go up to one, shake his hand, and smile. Then wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she’s dating a pussy.
Tommy Franks
The artist who imagines that he puts his best into a portrait in order to produce something good, which will be a pleasure to the sitter and to himself, will have some bitter experiences.
Jacob Epstein
When I’m 70 or 80, I’m still going to be doing good climbs. It’s going to be fun to the bitter end.
Alex Lowe
Life is empty. Life is meaningless. When we take a life, we arn’t taking anything of value. Wetboys are killers. Thats all we do. Thats all we are. There are no poets in the bitter business.
Brent Weeks
It’s very easy to look at the world and think this is all so cruel and so mean. It’s important to not become bitter from it.
A world made to be lost, –
A bitter life ‘twixt pain and nothing tost.
William Morris
The days draw out, the weather gets warmer, and it’s what we call summer, with a bitter laugh when we’ve said it.
Stan Barstow
We consider a prisoner unfortunate. He is unfortunate in two ways-because he has done something wrong and because he is deprived of his liberty. Therefore we should treat him kindly, because of his misfortune, for otherwise he would become hard and bitter and would not be sorry he had done wrong.
L. Frank Baum
Hands, matches, an ashtray. A ritual beautiful and bitter.
Anna Akhmatova
Being on stage is a seductive lifestyle. My advice to aspiring actors is think twice. People sometimes go into acting for the wrong reasons – as a shortcut to fame and fortune. If these goals are not attained, they feel a bitter disappointment.
Chris Sarandon
I knew that if it ever got down to a choice between the Party and our traditional democratic structure I would fight the Party and our traditional democratic structure I would fight the Party to the bitter end.
Edward Dmytryk
You will never know the exquisite pain of the guy who goes home alone. Cause without the bitter, baby, the sweet ain’t as sweet.
Cameron Crowe
I’ve tasted the bitter beatings.
Chris Eubank Sr.
If God has made your cup sweet, drink it with grace; if He has made it bitter, drink it in communion with Him.
Oswald Chambers
The beginning of hardship is like the first taste of bitter food–it seems for a moment unbearable; yet, if there is nothing else to satisfy our hunger, we take another bite and find it possible to go on.
George Eliot
The taste of democracy becomes a bitter taste when the fullness of democracy is denied.
Max Lerner
It’s one thing to be bitter about something, but it’s another thing to recognise the growth and the change that you made.
Don’t get bitter, just get better.
Justin Johnson
Religious power, which, as I have already said, frequently identifies itself with political power, has always been a protagonist of this bitter struggle, even when it seemingly was neutral.
Salvatore Quasimodo
Why, why are people all balls of bitter dust? Because they won’t fall off the tree when they’re ripe. They hang on to their old positions when the position is overpast, till they become infested with little worms and dry-rot.
D. H. Lawrence
The experience of life is very bitter. it is sweet only in imagination. In its reality it is very bitter. He escaped from the palace and the women and the riches and the luxury and everything.
I guess I can’t blame him for feeling bitter. Going from being the terror of Bulgarian nights to a janitor would kinda suck
Kiersten White
[on his dwarfism] When I was younger, definitely, I let it get to me. As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry and I definitely put up these walls. But the older you get, you realize you just have to have a sense of humour. You just know that it’s not your problem. It’s theirs.
Peter Dinklage
The bitter attacks I faced were far worse than any fighter I ever faced in the ring. The caustic remarks, the threats to injure me, the shots at my character-fighting those were my toughest battle.
Jack Johnson
You know, the cynicism that is in the politics, it is not for my soul. It makes me – out of me, an extremely bitter, cynical person that I hate to see in the mirror, really.
Marjane Satrapi
It was hard to believe there was so much money in all this bitter and poverty-stricken world. So much money, so very much money, and someone else had it, someone who took it lightly and didn’t need it.
Margaret Mitchell
Defeat isn’t bitter if you don’t swallow it.
Grenville Kleiser
I think reviewers are sexist… This isn’t to sound bitter, but I think you’re more likely to get a critical kicking if you’re a woman. I just think that’s a fact. I really think less value is put in general on women’s voices, across the board.
Marian Keyes
Fly from wrath; sad be the sights and bitter fruits of war; a thousand furies wait on wrathful swords.
Edmund Spenser
If I can’t have love, if I can’t find peace, / Give me a bitter glory.
Anna Akhmatova
Now you ask a group of young women on the college campus, ‘How many of you are feminists?’ Very few will raise their hands because young women don’t want to be associated with it anymore because they know it means male-bashing, it means being a victim, and it means being bitter and angry.
Christina Hoff Sommers
things that have cost more than they’re worth leave a bitter taste. A taste of salt and sweat.
Josephine Winslow Johnson
If you hold onto stuff, it holds on to you. It just weighs you down, and it’s a waste of energy. Why would I waste my energy on being bitter and hating when I could be using it to go out and do some really good stuff, you know?
Tina Knowles
I don’t want to clip on the armour every morning. I’ve seen some politicians do this and they get a bit mangled and bitter. I just refuse to do that. I refuse to be angry or bitter or complain, and I remain open. I may sometimes be a bit too open but I’m not going to change that one bit.
Nick Clegg
Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure.
To envy is to draw circles that isolate us from others, to take small, bitter trips that diminish the traveler.
Phyllis Grissim-Theroux
A woman is not a whole woman without the experience of marriage. In the case of a bad marriage, you win if you lose. Of the two alternatives – bad marriage or none – I believe bad marriage would be better. It is a bitter experience and a high price to pay for fulfillment, but it is the better alternative.
Fannie Hurst
Regret is a bitter emotion, so painful that the urge to avoid it often drives decision-making strategies.
Robin Marantz Henig
The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.
Love is bitter and all there is, and that the rest is for the emotional beggars of the earth.
Zelda Fitzgerald
I always tell people that the music industry may be frustrating sometimes, but the singing never gets old. It’s something I grew up doing, and I take the bitter with the sweet.
I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it is drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it.
Kathryn Stockett
Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
Charles Dudley Warner
From the heart of this fountain of delights wells up some bitter taste to choke them even amid the flowers.
So don’t be tempted by the shiny apple Don’t you eat of a bitter fruit Hunger only for a taste of justice Hunger only for a world of truth ‘Cause all that you have is your soul.
Tracy Chapman
Lovesick, bitter and hardened heart. Aching, waiting for life to start
Bil Keane
Most of those old settlers told it like it was, rough and rocky. They named their towns Rimrock, Rough Rock, Round Rock, and Wide Ruins, Skull Valley, Bitter Springs, Wolf Hole, Tombstone. It’s a tough country. The names of Arizona towns tell you all you need to know.
Charles Kuralt
The bitter clamor of two eager tongues.
William Shakespeare
Sometimes you have to let go of the one you love to find out if there is really something there.
Sometimes you won’t let go of love. More times love won’t let go of you.
That bitter word, which closed all earthly friendships and finished every feast of love farewell!
Robert Pollok
The details of our struggle to survive and prosper, in what has been a difficult and sometimes bitter relationship with a system of laws and practices that deny us access to the tools necessary for productive and industrious life, are available to any serious student of history or sociology.
August Wilson
We muckraked, not because we hated our world, but because we loved it. We were not hopeless, we were not cynical, we were not bitter.
Ray Stannard Baker
In this country, I don’t get the respect. And that’s not me being stupid, or bitter about it.
James DeGale
He who hasn’t tasted bitter things hasn’t earned sweet things.
Gottfried Leibniz
Never, never is it possible to reach someone if you become angry or bitter only love and gentleness can do it. Maybe not this time but maybe the next or the hundredth time.
Cesar Chavez
We are living in a world of fear. The life of man today is corroded and made bitter by fear: fear of the future, fear of the hydrogen bomb, fear of ideologies. Perhaps this fear is a greater danger than the danger itself because it is fear, which drives men to act thoughtlessly, to act dangerously.
But whichever form it took it brought with it, in those moments of bitter anguish, such a desperate surge of hope that it was almost untouchable, and flitted away like a golden butterfly into the bright blue sky – beautiful, unreachable and completely transistent.
Tabitha Suzuma
We play make-believe and dress up for a living. One goes, one doesn’t go, whatever. I don’t understand how you can get bitter or jaded. We’re just so lucky to get to do this.
Michael Mosley
We live not in our moments or our years:
The present we fling from us like the rind
Of some sweet future, which we after find
Bitter to taste.
Richard Chenevix Trench
What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse.
Henry Miller
You can either get bitter, or you can get better.
I always have a good quality extra virgin olive oil. A cheap quality oil will end up cheapening your dishes. And I love sweetening my dishes with maple syrup. It has a bit of a bitter kick at the end that works wonderfully in savory dishes.
Nadia Giosia
Some people feel fulfillment from a bitter end – it gives them some sort of sense of reality. But, when you’re dealing with reality, I feel like films should discover the part that is happy.
John Boyega
You can’t climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don’t fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that’s reasonable, and then gradually raise it.
Emil Zatopek
We have a God-given commission, but it is not a commission to be self-righteous know-it-alls- quite the contrary. Our work in God’s world begins with the acknowledgment that we are not God, and that our most bitter rivals are made in God’s image.
John C. Danforth
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see – i.e. compare it to, something worse or better, that determines whether you are respectively grateful and happy or ungrateful and bitter.
Henry David Thoreau
God often used bitter experiences to make us better. Gold can be a helpful servant, but a cruel master.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Let us candidly confess our indebtedness to the needle. How many hours of sorrow has it softened, how many bitter irritations calmed, how many confused thoughts reduced to order, how many life-plans sketched in purple!
Caroline Wells Healey Dall
As drops of bitter medicine, though minute, may have a salutary force, so words, though few and painful, uttered seasonably, may rouse the prostrate energies of those who meet misfortune with despondency.
J. K. Bharavi
Love! the surviving gift of Heaven, The choicest sweet of Paradise, In life’s else bitter cup distilled.
Thomas Campbell
Betrayed and wronged in everything, I’ll flee this bitter world where vice is king, And seek some spot unpeopled and apart Where I’ll be free to have an honest heart. – MoliГЁre, The Misanthrope
Patience is the ability to suffer a long time under the mistreatment of others without growing resentful or bitter.
Jerry Bridges
Our wine is bitter, but it is our wine.
Jose Marti
Much of what I say might sound bitter, but it’s the truth. Much of what I say might sound like it’s stirring up trouble, but it’s the truth. Much of what I say might sound like its hate, but it’s the truth
Malcolm X
A third variety of drama … begins as tragedy with scraps of fun in it … and ends in comedy without mirth in it, the place of mirth being taken by a more or less bitter and critical irony.
George Bernard Shaw
There’s hardly a more bitter pill to take than when a President disappoints the people who most believed in him.
Bill Moyers
What a bitter, bitter thing is the service of Satan, even in this world!
George Muller
I’m getting rather hoarse, I fear,
After so much reciting:
So, if you don’t object, my dear,
We’ll try a glass of bitter beer –
I think it looks inviting.
Lewis Carroll
It has been a bitter mortification for me to digest the conclusion that the “race is for the strong” and that I shall probably do little more but be content to admire the strides others made in science.
Charles Darwin
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise for which we are later, in the fullness of time and understanding, very grateful for!
Oscar Wilde
I know people who grow old and bitter. I want to keep making a fresh start. I don’t want them to defeat me. That would be suicidal.
Robert Wyatt
I have found the best way to avoid ending your life as a bitter wreck is to start out as one.
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
Erich Fromm
Our national history has so often filled us with bitterness and the feeling of helplessness.
Lech Walesa
Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our particular year was going to get a record contract also. So it was kind of a – it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.
Clay Aiken
I ask you what is the taste of your mouth all you can do is to say: it is neither sweet nor bitter, nor sour nor astringent; it is what remains when all these tastes are not. Similarly, when all distinctions and reactions are no more, what remains is reality, simple and solid.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
History proves that those who seed extremist ideologies reap a bitter harvest.
Sushma Swaraj
Im not a fan of grilling meat, since that tends to dry it out, and I find grill marks leave a bitter taste. A good steak house will offer different options for preparation, and I would ask them to broil or pan-roast the steak and finish it with butter. It ends up a dark chocolate color and stays very juicy.
Tom Colicchio
Every relationship that does not raise us up pulls us down, and vice versa; this is why men usually sink down somewhat when they take wives while women are usually somewhat raised up. Overly spiritual men require marriage every bit as much as they resist it as bitter medicine.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I do consider myself to be a positive person. I’d much rather have my energy be focused on trying to make the world a better place, than to be bitter or negative.
Dave Smalley
The poem is always the last resort. In it the poet makes a world in little, and finds peace, even though, under complete focused emotion, the evocation be far more bitter than reality, or far more lovely.
Louise Bogan
I’ve found that God often lets us taste how sweet he is in our most bitter moments.
Andy Mineo
We all know people who say: “It’s the principle of the matter” to justify sustaining toxic emotions for years. As they hold onto their anger or hurt, they bleed away their energy reserves, often ending up bitter and depressed.
Doc Childre
I need punk rock. It’s the medicine for me, but it’s bitter and sickening. If you don’t need it – if you’re happy and healthy – run toward that.
Bradford Cox
When I die, the consciousness I carry I will to black people. May they pick me apart and take the useful parts, the sweet meat of my feelings. And leave the bitter bullshit rotten white parts alone.
Amiri Baraka
In the face of unjust criticism we can become bitter or better; upset or understanding; hostile or humble; furious or forgiving.
William Arthur Ward
Oh darling, don’t be bitter. It’s the first instinct of the weak.
Sarah Dessen
Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Everyone everywhere live[s] a confused, bitter search.В  Reality never matched their dreams; happiness was just around the corner – a corner they never turned.В  And the source of it all [is] the human mind.
Dan Millman
The task of the government is not only to pour honey into a cup, but sometimes to give bitter medicine.
Vladimir Putin
… we condone the most bitter and vindictive intolerance from a desire to appear tolerant, and run to prove that badness is not as bad as it seems, by pointing out that goodness is not so good as it looks.
J. E. Buckrose
Every experience, however bitter, has its lesson, and to focus one’s attention on the lesson helps one overcome the bitterness.
Edward Howard Griggs
Sweet exists by convention, bitter by convention, color by convention; but in reality atoms and the void alone exist
When I think of my past life, and the bitter trials I have endured, I can scarcely believe I live, and yet I do; and, with the help of Him who notes the sparrow’s fall, I mean to fight for my down-trodden race while life lasts.
Sarah Winnemucca
Here’s hoping all the days ahead, won’t be as bitter as the one’s behind you. Be an optimist instead, and somehow happiness will find you.
Ray Davies
Nothing is funnier than a true story told by a bitter old black man.
Michael Che
Life would pall if it were all sugar; salt is bitter if taken by itself; but when tasted as part of the dish, it savours the meat. Difficulties are the salt of life.
Robert Baden-Powell
If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Max Ehrmann
I have a special attachment to ‘Bitter Sweet’ and feel grateful because it introduced me to people in the film industry overseas and helped me experience Hollywood.
Lee Byung-hun
If bitter party name-calling turns people off then smear politics just destroys all credibility in the aims of politicians, the role of political parties and the political process itself.
John McDonnell
Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God, to which Satan is a bitter enemy; for it removes from the heart the weight of sorrow, and the fascination of evil thoughts.
Martin Luther
What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.
Hide in your heart a bitter thought, Still it has power to blight; Think Love, although you speak it not It gives the world more light.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
It is, I suppose, the common grief of children at having to protect their parents from reality. It is bitter for the young to see what awful innocence adults grow into, that terrible vulnerability that must be sheltered from the rodent mire of childhood.
Katherine Dunn
I regard myself to have been a young Trostkyite and I have not a single bitter memory.
Irving Kristol
I think that as you grow up, as you get older, we can’t get bitter, we can’t get jaded.
Taylor Swift
Be bitter, stay angry, and blame everyone!
Axl Rose
Sometimes I think it’s better to suffer bitter unhappiness and to fight and to scream out, and even to suffer that terrible pain, than to just be… safe. At least she knows she’s living.
Betty Smith
Because in the end nothing is worse than seeing the fall of one you loved. It was somehow worse than losing a love. It made everything seem questionable. It made the past bitter and confused.
Cassandra Clare
Nothing turns to hate so bitter as what once was love.
Laurell K. Hamilton
No hatred is so bitter as that of near relations.
I mean, I can get things done if I need to, but I can really be completely irresponsible and procrastinate until the very, very, very bitter end. In fact, sometimes I work better under pressure.
Cameron Diaz
Men tend to remember the best things about the women they’ve loved and to forget the worst, which is why so many men make the same mistakes with women again and again. Women tend to forget the best things about the men they’ve loved and to remember the worst, which is why so many women become bitter about men.
James Carlos Blake
It’s not the loss of life that makes the death bitter — it’s the obituaries.
Evan Esar
There is nothing that sharpens a man’s senses so acutely as to know that bitter and determined enemies are in pursuit of him night and day.
Frederick Russell Burnham
The part of [Oscar] Wilde was exceptionally important to me; the man, his achievements, his wisdom, but his downfall, his disgrace and the tragic and bitter end to it have always fascinated, appalled and attracted me since childhood. It was he who first in some measure vindicated my sexuality.
Stephen Fry
It is a mistake to expect all of our needs to be met by one person or in one relationship. Honor and be grateful for that which you receive. Don’t become bitter and spend all your time focusing on that which the person is not able to provide.
Brenda Shoshanna
Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break.
Sara Teasdale
My life as a child did not prepare me for the fact that the world is full of cruel and bitter things.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Bitter is wine, but it sweetens all bitterness.
Moses ibn Ezra
I will to make life less bitter for a few within my reach.
George Eliot
Troy was a sweet, good man. We just were never destined to be married. We just didn’t have the same values. But I’m not bitter. He taught me how to laugh.
Suzanne Pleshette
I take no joy in mead nor meat, and song and laughter have become suspicious strangers to me. I am a creature of grief and dust and bitter longings. There is an empty place within me where my heart was once.
George R. R. Martin
It serves no purpose to man if there is no room for repentance, and he who is tormented can never grow better…let this punishment be severe, let it be bitter, nay let it be lasting, but let it at length have an end.
Thomas Burnet
But time in only another liar, so go along the wall a little further: if blackberries prove bitter there’ll be mushrooms, fairy-ring mushrooms in the grass, sweetest of all fungi.
William Carlos Williams
Rock and roll’s relatively new, in the sense of the Fifties, Sixties, right? They invented the first sort of rock stars, and they took it to excess, and then the excess became bitter, tormented. Then it became okay to succeed.
Albert Hammond, Jr.
There’s no such thing as a bitter person who keeps the bitterness to himself.
Erwin W. Lutzer
People say you should read your criticism because it will make you a better person but it doesn’t. It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare.
Jo Brand
Your so bitter, like kitty litter.
Big Daddy Kane
A man with a warm heart is no different than a warm house in the middle of a bitter winter!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Is it treason to say the truth? A bitter truth, but no less true for that.
George R. R. Martin
We wish genius and morality where affectionate companions, but it is a fact that they are often bitter enemies. They don’t necessarily coalesce any more than oil and water do.
Artemas Ward
Without the bitter the sweet aint as sweet
S.C. Stephens
Don’t be bitter and mean ‘couse you don’t fit in, it’s a GIFT. Look at you. you’ve got your individuality, you don’t have the herd instinct, you can read Neitzsche and understand it. Only dumb people are happy.
Courtney Love
I think that when [Charles] Dickens met Nelly [Ternan] it unleashed this sort of carnal, anarchic, cruel energy within him, and literally after she met him he changed his whole life – he separated from [his wife] Catherine, he stopped all the children from seeing her and went on this bitter rampage.
Felicity Jones
It would be a very sharp & trying experience to me to think that I have an affliction which God never sent me, that the bitter cup was never filled by his hand, that my trials were never measured out by him, nor sent to me by his arrangement of their weight and quantity.
Charles Spurgeon
highest form of success comes to the man who does not shrink from
danger, from hardship or from bitter toil, and who, out of these, wins
the splendid ultimate triumph.
Theodore Roosevelt
Bitter, bitter, this desolation of angels.
Laini Taylor
As we retain but a faint remembrance of our felicity, it is but fair that the smartest stroke of sorrow should, if bitter, at least be brief.
Benjamin Disraeli
Of all the griefs that harass the distress’d, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest; Fate never wounds more deep the generous heart, Than when a blockhead’s insult points the dart.
Samuel Johnson
Who hath bitter in his mouth, spits not all sweet.
George Herbert
My wind is turned to bitter north, That was so soft a south before; My sky, that shone so sunny bright, With foggy gloom is clouded o’er My gay green leaves are yellow-black, Upon the dank autumnal floor; For love, departed once, comes back No more again, no more.
Arthur Hugh Clough
People don’t realize where unsweet tea came from. During the war they had to ration sugar, so then everybody just had to drink bitter tea, or unsweet.
Si Robertson
Most of us came here in chains and most of you came here to escape your chains. Your freedom was our slavery, and therein lies the bitter difference in the way we look at life.
John Oliver Killens
You never want to sound bitter about critics, because they’re entitled to do their job, too, but I place much more trust in a person who I can look in the eye and someone who I know I share some kind of taste with – so my friends, for instance. For me, a critic is unknown and therefore irrelevant.
Laura Donnelly
I want to enjoy what I’m doing and don’t want to be frustrated, and angry and bitter with what I’m doing.
Bianca Belair
Audiences feel no hatred from me. Because I’m not bitter.
Dick Gregory
Everything Dies. That is the law of life-the bitter unchangeable law
David Clement-Davies
The more bitter the desert experience, the sweeter the water of the oasis.
The more I understand myself, the more effectively I can work with others.
Zig Ziglar
I don’t really have the luxury to be bitter. I don’t have the luxury of having negative things in my life.
Clarence Thomas
unfortunately, we’re all out of bitter evange at the moment, so it’s either tea or nothing
Cassandra Clare
Yes, yes, I know all the jokes. What else could I have expected at Highbury? But I went to Chelsea and to Tottenham and to Rangers, and saw the same thing: that the natural state of a football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score.
Nick Hornby
We don’t consider manual work as a curse, or a bitter necessity, not even as a means of making a living. We consider it as a high human function, as the basis of human life, the most dignified thing in the life of the human being, and which ought to be free, creative. Men ought to be proud of it.
David Ben-Gurion
So often, when we don’t have people that can be representative or symbolic of leadership and of faith, of purpose, in that absence we become bitter and resentful.
Nate Parker
From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.
Solomon Ortiz
An evidence that our will has been broken is that we begin to thank God for that which once seemed so bitter, knowing that his will is good and that, in His time and in His way, He is able to make the most bitter waters sweet.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss
A sneer is like a flame; it may occasionally be curative because it cauterizes, but it leaves a bitter scar.
Margaret Deland
My mother always said that the strongest steel is forged by the fires of hell. That which doesn’t kill us doesn’t have to make us bitter, unless we let it. Those fires show us what we can survive and clear the field for new growth. For a better harvest.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Every temptation that is resisted, every evil thought that is curbed, every desire that is subdued, every bitter word that is withheld, every noble aspiration that is encouraged, every sublime thought that is cultivated, adds to the development of will-force, good character, and attainment of eternal bliss and immortality.
While therefore your tears flow, let a due proportion be tears of joy. Yet take the bitter cup with both hands and sit down to your repast. You will soon learn a secret: that there is sweetness at the bottom.
Adoniram Judson
This freedom of which men speak, for which they fight, seems to some people a perilous thing. It has to be earned at a bitter cost and then В— it has to be lived with. For freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.
Eleanor Roosevelt
You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Maya Angelou
The sensitive artist knows that a bitter wind is blowing.
Herbert Read
I know I’m bitter and a little jaded, and mildly enjoy it, but am I a sad person? Am I happy? I plan on being happy in the future for sure, but it isn’t here yet. So what does that make me, exactly?
Chris Colfer
In my opinion the man looks at the relationship in a more bitter fashion and the woman still holds great hopes.
Abbas Kiarostami
Let anyone speak hundreds of things against you, do not resent by giving a bitter reply.
If you tolerate such things, you will certainly be happy.
If anybody wants any money from you, and you are not inclined to give, do not give. But do not bark at him like a Dog.
Sai Baba
Women’s Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?
Joan Crawford
We live in a world that has very sharp edges. It can be very bitter and if you come across a little bit of random kindness – someone who is nice to someone – then that is always lovely.
Phillip Schofield
I love life too much to be bitter.
Nicolas Sarkozy
How the miracle of our meeting Shone there and sang, I didn’t want to return From there to anywhere. Happiness instead of duty Was bitter delight to me. Not obliged to speak to anyone, I spoke for a long while. Let passions stifle lovers, Demanding answers, We, my dear, are only souls At the limits of the world.
Anna Akhmatova
Just because other people think something, that doesn’t make it true. Maybe there’s some truth in that, but it’s unsatisfying, bitter-tasting truth.
Cynthia Lord
Tireless passion, fierce jealousy, longing to possess and crush-these alone were left of all his love for Rosalind; these remained to him as payment for the loss of his youth-bitter calomel under the thin sugar of love’s exaltation.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I would hate to be a bitter, aging actor.
Adam West
…Blessed be the heart who finds its way to the eternal summer. – where grateful happiness is found through understanding that whatever your situation is, it could always be worse, but isn’t… and the thought that things could always be better and the bitter unhappiness this creates is discarded!
Frithjof Schuon
It’s not about being bitter, it’s about getting better.
LL Cool J
For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy.
Bill O’Reilly
After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel, is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground, to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past?
Robert Dale Owen
One can find a squalid America as easily as a scenic America; a bitter, hopeless America as easily as the confident America of polyethylene wrapping, new cars, and camping trips in the summer.
Robert Kennedy
Ah, what shall I be at fifty,
should nature keep me alive,
if I find the world so bitter
when I am but twenty-five?
Alfred the Great
I’ve never known a time when the in-fighting in the Labour Party was so bitter.
Roy Hattersley
The compulsion of fate is bitter.
Christoph Martin Wieland
The real juice of life, whether it be sweet or bitter, is to be found not nearly so much in the products of our efforts as in the process of living itself, in how it feels to be alive.
George Leonard
I happen to believe that there are a lot of good poets around at present, but a poet like Alex Kuo, who possesses a highly developed moral sense and a bitter honesty, is rare at any time and especially in this time. We need him.
Carolyn Kizer
Initially the papers said that the fact that Louis Brandeis was picked because he was Jewish. The New York Sun said he’s the first Jew ever picked for the bench – a long and bitter fight expected in the Senate over confirmation.
Jeffrey Rosen
Let us not be bitter about the past, but let us keep our eyes firmly on the future.
Children come running to the truth But you’ve got to peel the skin to get the fruit And while one’s living high another’s grieving But what’s sweet by morning is bitter by the evening Oh – What’s sweet by morning is bitter by the evening.
Ben Harper
God has administered to us of the present age, a bitter draught and a harsh physician, on account of our abounding infirmities.
Desiderius Erasmus
If it’s bitter at the start, then it’s sweeter in the end.
Madonna Ciccone
Swallow what’s bitter in the cup and move on.
Howard W. Hunter
To me, I was celebrating the accomplishment of making it on ‘All Stars’ and doing the best I could. There was no way I could leave being bitter or sad about achieving another girl, accomplishing things that no one else has had the opportunity to do. I was just in a good place. And it was so stressful.
Chi Chi DeVayne
The Brexiteers promised their supporters wonderful things, almost none of which can ever come true. The billions that London transfers to Brussels will most certainly not land in the budget of the country’s National Health Service. Brexit is going to be very bitter for many of its supporters.
Nicholas Bloom
I don’t have children that I’ve lost in a bitter custody dispute. But I see an enormous wound in kids due to a lack of their dads.
Warren Farrell
Mental illness is a myth, whose function is to disguise and thus render more palatable the bitter pill of moral conflicts in human relations.
Thomas Szasz
Make some sacrifice for your art and you will be repaid, but ask of art to sacrifice herself for you and a bitter disappointment may come to you.
Oscar Wilde
Every other civilized nation in the world has been compelled to care for its forests, and so must we if waste and destruction are not to go on to the bitter end, leaving America as barren as Palestine or Spain.
John Muir
Sometimes, pushing against change only makes it push back twice as hard. But even the most bitter fruit may contain something sweet at its core. A taste you would never have encountered if you had not been willing to endure the bitter first.
Cameron Dokey
Even in the ’80s and ’90s, many white Southerners were still bitter about court decisions that required racial integration of the schools. It wasn’t that they were outwardly opposed to white and black people attending school together, it was that the rulings threatened their proud identity as independent Southerners.
Brianna Wu
Donovan Caine wanted me, but he wasn’t strong enough to accept me. Not my past, not my strength, not the woman I was. Bitter disappointment filled me, replacing my rage, but I forced myself to ask the final question I wanted an answer to.
Jennifer Estep
Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy.
William Shakespeare
There are bitter weeds in England.
Winston Churchill
When an immortal passion breathes in mortal clay;
Our hearts endure the scourge, the plaited thorns, the way
Crowded with bitter faces, the wounds in palm and side,
The vinegar-heavy sponge, the flowers by Kedron stream.
William Butler Yeats
There is no fruit which is not bitter before it is ripe.
Publilius Syrus
Those who march with us will certainly face abuse, misunderstanding, bitter animosity, and possibly the ferocity of struggle and of danger. In return, we can only offer to them the deep belief that they are fighting that a great land may live.
Oswald Mosley
When you go through tragedy, you can either let that destroy you and you become bitter and never let it go, or you can let it make you stronger and let it make you grow. And that’s what I did. My lyrics are coming from a place that I want people to relate to and feel that they’re not alone.
Amy Lee
Amsterdam has more than 150 canals and 1,250 bridges, but it never seems crowded, nor bent and bitter from fleecing the tourist.
Julie Burchill
Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest.
Alfred Richard Orage
She glared at him, feeling the old frustration. Sometimes in his presence she felt the deepest connection to him, and other times she felt completely alone-as though any bond to him was her own bitter imagination.
Ann Brashares
I was angry about the fact that my father would beat my mother on a daily basis, that my mother would like take it in turn and beat on me. I was an abused child. I was mad about all those things, very bitter and very angry.
Rick James
Delay is a bitter tonic, but it increases appetite.
Austin O’Malley
I also believe that US backing for Israeli policies of expansion of the Israeli state and oppression of the Palestinian people is the major cause of bitter division and violence in the world.
Clare Short
Learning what all you can overcome as a person, as a human being, is very important. It’s very important to understand your strength. Which is not to say you become hardened or bitter.
Katrina Kaif
A bitter and perplexed “What shall I do?”
Is worse to man than worse necessity.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I know how hard it is to be bullied about a part of yourself that you can’t change, or just because of who you are. It can turn you into an angry and bitter person.
Katie Piper
Till sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet.
Thomas Watson
I hate with a bitter hatred the names of lentils haricots – those pretentious cheats of the appetite, those tabulated humbugs, those certified aridites calling themselves human food!
George Gissing
90% of people are in jobs they hate and are bitter about their lives and scratching about for money. That’s my worst nightmare.
Danny Dyer
Poverty is a bitter thing; but it is not as bitter as the existence of restless vacuity and physical, moral, and intellectual flabbiness, to which those doom themselves who elect to spend all their years in that vainest of all vain pursuits-the pursuit of mere pleasure as a sufficient end in itself.
Theodore Roosevelt
I don’t see the point in being bitter.
Shayne Ward
If it is true that only misfortune can awaken a man’s soul, it is a bitter truth, one that is hard to hear and accept, and it is only natural that many people deny it and say it is better for a man to live on in a trance than to wake up to torture.
Maxim Gorky
Being the richest man on a sinking ship is a bitter victory
John Pugsley
If there be devils, would I were a devil, To live and burn in everlasting fire, So I might have your company in hell, But to torment you with my bitter tongue!
William Shakespeare
The bitter winds in February were sometimes called the First East Winds, but the longing for spring somehow made them seem more piercing.
Eiji Yoshikawa
You are nipping in the bud fancies which I let blossom. The shore is safer, but I love to buffet the sea – I can count the bitter wrecks here in these pleasant waters, and hear the murmuring winds, but oh, I love the danger!
Emily Dickinson
There is no make-believe about heaven, future bliss, and compensation, to alleviate the bitter majesty, but only utter darkness, the void of unfulfillment, to receive and eat back the lives that have been tossed forth from the womb only to fail.
Joseph Campbell
It took me a while to warm up to smartphones. I just reached a point where I was like, ‘If I continue to be a luddite, I’m just going to fall so far behind and become really bitter.’
Weyes Blood
I’ve purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.
Tatum O’Neal
With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man’s past is not simply a dead history, an outworn preparation of the present: it is not a repented error shaken loose from the life: it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavors and the tinglings of a merited shame.
George Eliot
Jacob’s little smirk became a full-blown grin, and I knew he was picturing Charlie showing up to arrest him. This grin was too bitter, too full of mocking to satisfy me. This wasn’t the smile I’d been waiting to see.
Stephenie Meyer
It takes a major unhappiness, a prolonged and bitter experience, to drive us away from loyalties once formed. And sometimes no amount of punishment can make us repudiate our loyalty.
Gordon W. Allport
The roots of knowledge are bitter, but its fruit are sweet.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Truth is the most bitter to accept, swallow and digest it. The moment you speak truth, you lose your popularity. But I don’t care.
Bikram Choudhury
I went through some things that I shouldn’t have had to go through. But I came out on the other side. I’m not bitter. I’m not jaded.
Carly Pearce
Before the bud swells, before the grass springs, before the plough is started, comes the sugar harvest. It is sequel of the bitter frost; a sap run is the sweet goodbye of winter.
John Burroughs
We can be bitter about our handicaps or we can be happy about our blessings.
William Arthur Ward
It is a bitter disappointment when you have sown benefits, to reap injuries.
Experience life in all possible ways — good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.
The last thing I want to appear is remotely jaded or bitter, which it could come across the wrong way.
Matthew Williamson
Love alone makes heavy burdens light and bears in equal balance things pleasing and displeasing. Love bears a heavy burden and does not feel it, and love makes bitter things tasteful and sweet.
Thomas a Kempis
I have a lot of bitter memories from Beijing. Hopefully, we can erase those memories and bring the gold back to Japan.
Kohei Uchimura
A moment of prayerful reflection can prevent a lifetime of bitter regret.
Woodrow M. Kroll
I don’t want to be that bitter dude. Everyone finds their own special experience with the city no matter what.
Brian Degraw
Only someone who had experienced such bitter despair would be able to recognize it in another.
Lisa Kleypas
I think in 1997, I was in my absolute prime. I was never bitter; I was uninjured. I was ready to go and ready to make some serious changes to make a difference to have my all-time favorite matches that I would have loved to have.
Bret Hart
Lament is a cry of belief in a good God, a God who has His ear to our hearts, a God who transfigures the ugly into beauty. Complaint is the bitter howl of unbelief in any benevolent God in this moment, a distrust in the love-beat of the Father’s heart.
Ann Voskamp
Do I believe that God can change bitter circumstances into sweet blessing? Am I willing to let Him?
Oswald Chambers
It is much more exquisite to be blown from the tree as a flower than to be shaken down as a shriveled and bitter fruit.
Zoe Akins
This country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We have to offer an alternative vision.
Mitt Romney
My thoughts, I guess, are bitter; who but the bitter have thoughts?
Mignon McLaughlin
Though sands be black and bitter black the sea, Night lie before me and behind me night, And God within far Heaven refuse to light The consolation of the dawn for me,– Between the shadowy burns of Heaven and Hell, It is enough love leaves my soul to dwell With memory.
Madison Cawein
I became bitter, hard, cold. I was always on a panic – couldn’t buy clothes or a good place to live.
Charlie Parker
There’s no nobility with war. It’s tear-’em-up destruction that leaves you frustrated, bitter and angry… If you really knew what it was like for an hour, you wouldn’t want anyone to go through it.
Charles Durning
You can’t sustain [anger].В  You become bitter.В  Nothing’s going to change.В  Anger leads to resentment, then to spiking your orange juice, then to martyrdom.
Sherman Alexie
As always occurred when he quarreled over principles in which he believed passionately, he would end up gasping furiously for air and blinking back bitter tears of conviction. There were many principles in which Clevinger believed passionately. He was crazy.
Joseph Heller
After ‘Socha Na Tha’ flopped, nobody wanted to work with me. I became very bitter and angry. So now when the industry and the audience accept me, I feel more empowered.
Abhay Deol
Love is also like a coconut which is good while it is fresh, but you have to spit it out when the juice is gone, what’s left tastes bitter.
Bertolt Brecht
I don’t want people to feel like I’m upset or bitter with C-Webb or the University of Michigan. I love them both.
Jalen Rose
With Hitchcock I had little relationship. I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann, his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain, after the bitter fight between them.
Maurice Jarre
If people want to invade your privacy, they want to invade your privacy. I find it chilling, and I find it awful, and it makes me really nervous. It hasn’t happened to me much, but when you have a taste of it, it’s bitter.
Ruth Negga
There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, I have no desire to make my own toxins.
Neil Kinnock
When rock came in, I wasn’t bitter about it. I was puzzled.
Jo Stafford
Loss either teaches you to persist in the face of suffering, or hardens you into a bitter cynic. Sometimes, it does a little of both.
Grace Slick
God is in the sadness and the laughter, in the bitter and the sweet.
Neale Donald Walsch
Our life is full of brokenness – broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God’s faithful presence in our lives.
Henri Nouwen
A bitter jest, when it comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind it.
While truth is always bitter, pleasantness waits upon evildoing.
St. Jerome
I was inherently slightly more bitter or cynical and that kept me from going to the commercial formulaic crowd. Also, I went to an art college and I did my foundation in art.
Abhay Deol
I want to know if you are willing to live, day by day, with the consequence of love and the bitter unwanted passion of your sure defeat. I have heard, in that fierce embrace, even the gods speak of God.
David Whyte
I suppose most people would think that it was wonderful, that the world is so varied, that there is something for everyone, and I don’t know why I felt so closed and bitter and threatened by things I did not like.
Peter Cameron
A cup brimful of sweetness cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, no matter how suddenly jarred.
Amy Carmichael
Most jokes state a bitter truth.
Larry Gelbart
You, and those like you, take your fill of pleasure on earth by making the life of such as me bitter and black with sorrow; and then it is a fine thing, when you have had enough of that, to think of securing your pleasure in heaven by becoming converted!
Thomas Hardy
One evening I sat Beauty on my knees – And I found her bitter – And I reviled her.
Arthur Rimbaud
One writes out of one thing only – one’s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give. This is the only real concern of the artist, to recreate out of the disorder of life that order which is art.
James A. Baldwin
It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness
Adrienne Rich
And bitter waxed the fray; Brother with brother spake no word When they met in the way.
Jean Ingelow
One can only savor the victory if he has felt the bitter defeat.
Anderson Silva
Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
There are times when I’m watching an NFL quarterback struggling to get through the game, and I get bitter to some extent.
Jeff Garcia
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans – born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
John F. Kennedy
I have found the best way to avoid ending your life as a bitter wreck is to start out as one.
Steven Morrissey
It’s not because I’m bitter or because I don’t agree with him politically. I’ve always been a registered Republican. But it’s bad taste to talk about ex-husbands and ex-wives, that’s all. Also, I don’t know a damn thing about politics.
Jane Wyman
But grief is a walk alone. Others can be there, and listen. But you will walk alone down your own path, at your own pace, with your sheared-off pain, your raw wounds, you denial, anger, and bitter loss. You’ll come to your own peace, hopefully, but it will be on your own, in your own time.
Cathy Lamb
Those who have suffered much become very bitter or very gentle.
Will Durant
South Africa is highly politicised; even small issues become politicised, and it becomes quite bitter.
Damon Galgut
I found out that the things that hurt us the most can become the fuel and the catalyst that propel us toward our destiny. It will either make you bitter or it will make you better.
T. D. Jakes
For I am the daughter of Elrond. I shall not go with him when he departs to the Havens: for mine is the choice of Luthien, and as she so have I chosen, both the sweet and the bitter.
J. R. R. Tolkien
What links Donald Trump, Viktor Orban, Andrej Babis, Jaroslaw Kaczynski and Marine Le Pen is one simple character trait: hypocrisy. These politicians aren’t tribunes of the people, they are hucksters. They aren’t bitter enemies of the Western system; they are con artists who seek to profit from it.
Anne Applebaum
In Kurdistan, theres a lot of hardship – a lot of wars, a lot of bitter and difficult lifestyles. And witnessing all those made me a director.
Bahman Ghobadi
There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
I have known the fruits of strikes. The bitter and the sweet. Hunger and music.
Merle Travis
I personally like different chocolates. I like milk chocolate during the day and, during the evening, I like something a little bit stronger with more personality, so maybe a 70-percent or 75-percent bar that’s hopefully made with good beans so it’s not acidic or bitter.
Jacques Torres
The false black preacher is only too happy to reinforce the idea of the white man as scapegoat. His sermons make the congregation angrier and more bitter. And the angrier they become, the easier it is for the minister to control them.
Jesse Lee Peterson
Truth, however bitter, can be accepted, and woven into a design for living.
Agatha Christie
There are three ways of learning golf: by study, which is the most wearisome; by imitation, which is the most fallacious; and by experience, which is the most bitter.
Robert Browning
Had she never been hungry enough to eat a flower? Did she not know that you could eat daisies, daylilies, pansies, and marigolds? That hungry enough, a person could consume the bright faces of violas, even the stems of dandelions and the bitter hips of roses?
Adam Johnson
One may have been a fool, but there’s no foolishness like being bitter.
Kathleen Norris
Patience patience quotes is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
We drink VB, Victoria Bitter, which is way better.
Brody Armstrong
I’ve never gotten bitter about where I was at in my career. I’ve always earned enough money to put my kids through school and eat and all that, so I was never one of those guys who said, “Why am I not in this other position? Why am I not that other guy? Why am I me?”
Josh Brolin
It is no easy task to overcome the bitter legacy of injustices, hostility and mistrust left by the conflict. It can only be done by overcoming evil with good.
Pope Francis
If you are bitter, you are like a dry leaf that you can just squash, and you can get blown away by the wind. There is much more wisdom in forgiveness.
Vusi Mahlasela
I’ve tried in the past to blog about ghostwriting and have failed. I have a lot of opinions on the whole issue, and I’m constantly censoring myself to make sure I don’t just sound like a bitter writer.
Rebecca Serle
Yesterday you asked me what the purpose of life is. I’ve thought about that ever since. I think it’s to do good no matter what life throws at you, to not let the pain turn you bitter. It’s something we have to learn, something we have to make ourselves become…Little kids don’t have to learn it. They already know.
Janette Rallison
How often, in this cold and bitter world, is the warm heart thrown back upon itself! Cold, careless, are we of another’s grief; we wrap ourselves in sullen selfishness.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Five has always been this brilliant, very cunning, and weird little mind, so a number suited him, in a way, and he grew accustomed to it. The younger version of him is this bitter, not very sharing or necessarily caring person.
Aidan Gallagher
The Advent season is that time when we seek to, in a manner of speaking, mute our memory of what has already happened, that we might brighten our joy that it happened. We leave the already of His advent to taste the bitter of the not yet. We, in short, go back, that we might look forward to His coming.
R. C. Sproul
I was worried on a personal level because I wanted to be slightly taller than I am, ideally. But I’ve now accepted it. Basically, I came to the conclusion a while ago that you can either be really bitter about it or you can make loads of funny jokes.
Daniel Radcliffe
Books are the most worthy companions to take with you on this bitter-sweet journey known as life.
Cassandra King
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
Denis Diderot
Six pints of bitter, said Ford Prefect. And quickly please, the world’s about to end.
Douglas Adams
Nobody in pulpit or pew needs a revival more than a bitter-spirited fundamentalist with his dispensations right and his disposition wrong.
Vance Havner
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise [in the future. But only if we set out to make this true and anticipate it so we look for the blessings until we find them].
Oscar Wilde
Republicanism and ignorance are in bitter antagonism.
Alphonse de Lamartine
A strong and bitter book-sickness floods one’s soul. How ignominious to be strapped to this ponderous mass of paper, print, and dead men’s sentiments!
Nicholas A. Basbanes
I went to Cardiff on trial for six weeks and felt I did really well, but then they turned around and said they weren’t going to sign me. It was a bitter pill to swallow because Hereford, where I was playing at the time, were scrapping their youth team, so I didn’t have any other options.
Jarrod Bowen
We all have unfair situations and things we don’t like. You can get bitter, discouraged and sour, or you can see it as fertilizer and say, “ This difficulty is not going to defeat me; it’s going to promote me. It’s not going to hinder me; it’s going to help me.” Don’t just go through it, grow through it.
Joel Osteen
(Was he talking about a polar expedition, or marriage?) -Jorge Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.
Ernest Shackleton
Is your cucumber bitter? Throw it away. Are there briars in your path? Turn aside. That is enough. Do not go on and ay, ‘Why were things of this sort ever brought into the world?’
Marcus Aurelius
I can’t sit around and be bitter all the time. I have to go out and create my own little world, one that won’t change when I’m not ready for it to.
Julia Fox
I try to be an honest originalist! I will take the bitter with the sweet!
Antonin Scalia
I would wake up in Moscow or somewhere else, my heart beating fast, feeling bitter and helpless.
Alfred Schnittke
Today was a very cold and bitter day, as cold and bitter as a cup of hot chocolate, if the cup of hot chocolate had vinegar added to it and were placed in a refrigerator for several hours.
Daniel Handler
I had the choice to either grow up and find God in the situation or become bitter. I chose to find God. And I experienced freedom like I never knew before.
Heather Mercer
If you are bitter, it will eat you up and do you much more damage than the people who have hurt you
Terry Waite
Lightning crashed on the horizon. A breeze swirled around the Cast Members. The air tasted dusty, almost bitter, with electrical charge.
Ridley Pearson
You can have everything in the world and still be the loneliest man. And that is the most bitter type of loneliness, success has brought me world idolisation and millions of pounds. But it’s prevented me from having the one thing we all need: A loving, ongoing relationship.
Freddie Mercury
You can say that I’ve grown bitter but of this you can be sure. The rich have get their channels in the bedrooms of the poor. And there’s a mighty Judgement coming but I may be wrong.
Leonard Cohen
Blanching the cloves removes the harsh and bitter bite of raw garlic.
Yotam Ottolenghi
Why not make an end of it all?… My life is a succession of griefs and bitter feelings…. What is death?… A very small matter,when all is said; only a fool would be concerned about it.
Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.
I went on an audition once for a show, and the feedback was to play an angry teen. My agent convinced me to try out. I was really bitter for a while, because it sucks when you don’t get good scripts after working on good quality.
Alia Shawkat
I think feeling bitter or angry is really useless.
Valerie Plame
Let us not be needlessly bitter: certain failures are sometimes fruitful.
Emile M. Cioran
A bitter drug oft brings relief.
I consciously decided to make both ‘Sammy’s Hill’ and ‘Sammy’s House’ more of a warm satire and not go the route of writing a dark and bitter book about D.C.
Kristin Gore
Not the swart Pariah in some Indian grove, Lone, lean, and hunted by his brother’s hate, Hath drunk so deep the cup of bitter fate As that poor wretch who cannot, cannot love: He bears a load which nothing can remove, A killing, withering weight.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
We think there is color, we think there is sweet, we think there is bitter, but in reality there are atoms and a void.
I freeze and burn, love is bitter and sweet, my sighs are tempests and my tears are floods, I am in ecstasy and agony, I am possessed by memories of her and I am in exile from myself.
Lovers who are free to go when they are restless always come back; lovers who are free to change remain interesting. The bitter animosity and obscenity of divorce is unknown where individuals have not become Siamese twins.
Germaine Greer
I was pretty dead set against ever writing an academic novel. It’s always been my view that there are already more than enough academic novels and that most of them aren’t any good. Most of them are self-conscious and bitter, the work of people who want to settle grudges.
Richard Russo
Life’s too short to be bitter, I’m too short to be bitter.
Madonna Ciccone
A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time
Being bitter about the success or draft status of someone else is like swallowing Drano and hoping the other guy gets sick. You don’t have time to fret and worry about the other guys vying for what you want.
Mark Schlereth
The limner’s art may trace the absent feature,
And give the eye of distant weeping faith
To view the form of its idolatry;
But oh! the scenes ‘mid which they met and parted;
The thoughts–the recollections sweet and bitter,–
Th’ Elysian dreams of lovers, when they loved,–
Who shall restore them?
Charles Robert Maturin
Sometimes I’ve been to cryin’ for unborn children
That might have made me complete
But I, I took the sweet life and never knew I’d be bitter from the sweet
I spent my life exploring the subtle whoring that cost too much to be free
Hey lady, I’ve been to paradise, but I’ve never been to me
Maureen McGovern
A lot of the time, the British press make me ashamed and embarrassed to be British. They give others the impression that the British are selfish, envious and bitter people, which is simply not true in my opinion. I think that British people in general are really nice and friendly.
Melanie Chisholm
I love life. I wish I could live another 500 years, truly. There is so much to do. I don’t feel bitter or angry or disappointed. If anything, I am very grateful for where I come from. I have absolutely no regrets.
Waris Dirie
Affliction is a divine diet which though it be not pleasing to mankind, yet almighty God hath often imposed it as a good, thought bitter, physic, to those children whose souls are dearest to him.
Izaak Walton
We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon, to the most bitter solitude.
Salvatore Quasimodo
O memory, thou bitter sweet,–both a joy and a scourge!
Madame de Stael
Some people won’t go the extra mile, and then on their birthday, when no one makes a fuss, they feel neglected and bitter.
Anne Lamott
I’m determined to go right to the end to find justice. Of course I am not happy, I feel very bitter and disappointed.
Carolina Kostner
Negative feedback can make us bitter or better.
Robin Sharma
Ah love is bitter and sweet,
but which is more sweet
the bitterness or the sweetness,
none has spoken it.
Hilda Doolittle
To Buddha, the second figure in the painting, life on earth was bitter, filled with attachments and desires that led to suffering.
Benjamin Hoff
The beginnings were sweet, the endings usually bitter, but the middles were only the tightrope you walked between the one and the other. No more than that.
Robert Goolrick
Poland remains undzer heym, our home, no matter how bitter the memories, how filled with disappointment and betrayal. Amerike iz goles, America is exile, a foreign land in which I speak a foreign tongue. But I will never live in Poland. I do not want to, though I do not see an end to the mourning.
Irena Klepfisz
A lot of artists think they want anger. But a real, strong, bitter anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity.
David Lynch
Joan Crawford is doubtless the best example of the flapper, the girl you see in smart night clubs, gowned to the apex of sophistication, toying iced glasses with a remote, faintly bitter expression, dancing deliciously, laughing a great deal, with wide, hurt eyes. Young things with a talent for living.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Not too much, though there’s a certain amount of rancour and bitterness when someone tries to fire you.
Donald Sutherland
I’m very happy and lonely single old man – and bitter.
Chris Kirkpatrick
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Lewis B. Smedes
It’s a bitter thing to have one or more defenders missing.
Manuel Neuer
‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ is one of the greatest pieces of modern art created by anyone. I’m not blowing my own trumpet here.
Richard Ashcroft
We can become bitter or better as a result of our experiences.
Eric Butterworth
Apparent contradictions between religion and science often have been the basis of bitter controversy. Such differences are to be expected as long as human understanding remains provisional and fragmentary.
Henry B. Eyring
The wife, or bitter half.
Ambrose Bierce
Soul is our appetite, driving us to eat from the banquet of life. People filled with the hunger of soul take food from every dish before them, whether it be sweet or bitter.
Matthew Fox
Places: a cold, bleak, lonely day on the rim at Muley Point, Utah. And the heart-cracking loveliness of the blood-smeared, bitter, incomprehensible slaughterhouse of a world.
Edward Abbey
And as to you Death, and you bitter hug of mortality, it is idle to try to alarm me.
Walt Whitman
What bitter anguish would not the people of Athens have often escaped if their government had contained so provident a safeguard against tyranny of their own passions? Popular liberty might then have escaped the indelible reproach of decreeing to the same citizens the hemlock on one day and statutes the next.
Alexander Hamilton
You can surmount the obstacles in your path if you are determined, courageous and hard-working. Never be faint-hearted. Be resolute, but never bitter.
Ralph Bunche
We must thoroughly clear away all ideas among our cadres of winning easy victories through good luck, without hard and bitter struggle, without sweat and blood.
Mao Zedong
I never met a bitter person who was thankful. Or a thankful person who was bitter.
Nick Vujicic
That loss is common would not make My own less bitter, rather more: Too common! Never morning wore To evening, but some heart did break.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Where weary folk toil, black with smoke, And hear but whistles scream, I went, all fresh from dawn and dew To carry them a dream. I went to bitter lanes and dark, Who once had known the sky, To carry them a dream-and found They had more dreams than I.
Mary Carolyn Davies
I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them.
Robert E. Lee
I, too, often shrivel the grey shreds,Sniff them and think and sniff again and tryOnce more to think what it is I am remembering,Always in vain. I cannot like the scent,Yet I would rather give up others more sweet,With no meaning, than this bitter one.
Edward Thomas
Although will never love anyone again, don’t want to become bitter. Or creative.
Marian Keyes
Bitter your acts, bitter am I, Kindness your deeds, kindness am I, Pleasant and gentle, so you are, Fine honeyed lips and sweet talker.
O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
Dante Alighieri
Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice.
Franz Liszt
I was very bitter, frustrated, hurt, angry – I went through all types of emotions when I first was out of the WNBA.
Sheryl Swoopes
Patience is a bitter plant that produces sweet fruit.
Charles R. Swindoll
Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.
Samuel Johnson
Poverty is bitter, but it has no harder pang than that it makes men ridiculous.
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Francis Bacon
A simple way to make sure that you are getting a balanced diet is to include the six tastes (sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter, and astringent) in each meal. Along with the six tastes, filling your plate with the colors of the rainbow promotes a long and healthy life.
Deepak Chopra
Love may exist without jealousy, although this is rare: but jealousy may exist without love, and this is common; for jealousy can feed on that which is bitter no less than on that which is sweet, and is sustained by pride as often as by affection.
Charles Caleb Colton
One bitter time of mourning, I remember, When day, and night, my sad heart did complain, My life, I said, was one cold, bleak December, And all its pleasures, were but whited pain.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land, and especially from that part of it for whom and with whom I desired only to live; yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence, though more bitter.
Donald Cargill
She was aware of the movement of his lips as he pressed soundless words in her palm. He released her, and the look he gave her seemed to reveal the depths of his lustful, longing, bitter soul. “Good-bye, Miss Fielding,” he said hoarsely.
Lisa Kleypas
Failure make people bitter and cruel. Success improves the character of the man.
W. Somerset Maugham
That bitter word, which closed all earthly friendships and finished every feast of love farewell!
Robert Pollok
You don’t have time, Len. That is the most bitter and the most beautiful pieve of advice I can offer. If you don’t have what you want now, you don’t have what you want. -pg276
Ann Brashares
I have learned that you’re not perfect, and that sometimes the one you love can burn you. But it’s just the fool that’s looking backwards: a bitter heart turns the love we made to ashes.
Ben Rector
The war against working people should be understood to be a real war…. Specifically in the U.S., which happens to have a highly class-conscious business class…. And they have long seen themselves as fighting a bitter class war, except they don’t want anybody else to know about it.
Noam Chomsky
I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality, but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game. It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self.
George Grosz
I like this life. I like it when it’s hard, and I like it better when it’s not, but I know you don’t get the sweet part without the bitter.
Holly Near
I’m a bitter, sad, sour young man who makes a career out of hastling people with real careers.
Steve Martin
Women, despite the fact that nine out of ten of them go through life with a death-bed air either of snatching-the-last-moment or with martyr-resignation, do not die tomorrow–or the next day. They have to live on to any one of many bitter ends.
Zelda Fitzgerald
I’ve learned of life this bitter truth
Hope not between the crumbling walls Of mankind’s gratitude to find repose,
But rather,
Build within thy own soul
Georgia Douglas Johnson
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.
William Shakespeare
Bad times can make you bitter or better.
John Wooden
It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.
Annie Dillard
My body, now close to fifty years of age, has become an old tree that bears bitter peaches, a snail which has lost its shell, a bagworm separated from its bag; it drifts with the winds and clouds that know no destination. Morning and night I have eaten traveler’s fare, and have held out for alms a pilgrim’s wallet.
Matsuo Basho
Persons who insist to themselves that under one set of conditions only can they lead interesting and satisfying lives lay themselves open to bitter disappointments and frustrations.
Hortense Odlum
I’m not an idealist anymore, I’m a bitter realist.
Soe Hok Gie
A person’s character is what it is. It’s a little like a marriage – only without the option of divorce. You can work on it and try to make it better, but basically you have to take the bitter with the sweet.
Hendrik Hertzberg
We cannot rely on ourselves, for we have learned by bitter experience the folly of self-confidence. We are compelled to look to the Lord alone. Blessed is the wind that drives the ship into the harbor. Blessed is the distress that forces us to rest in our God.
Charles Spurgeon
I feel like everyone has been in a bitter situation, regardless whether it’s cheating or just not being over someone who is over you – you compare yourself to the next.
Ella Mai
I went through those times in my life where I started to get bitter and angry, and you’re like, ‘Why am I even a Christian? I don’t like any of these people that call themselves Christians.’ That’s when I had to go spend time with God, and He had to remind me I’m walking with Him and not these people.
Sonny Sandoval
O poor mortals, how ye make this earth bitter for each other.
Thomas Carlyle
For the first time she had dimly realized that only the hopeless are starkly sincere and that only the unhappy can either give or take sympathy–even some of the bitter and dangerous voluptuousness of misery.
Jean Rhys
Every uncomfortable experience in life gives you the choice of growing bitter or better.
Orrin Woodward
Never did anybody look so sad. Bitter and black, halfway down, in the darkness, in the shaft which ran from the sunlight to the depths, perhaps a tear formed; a tear fell; the waves swayed this way and that, received it, and were at rest. Never did anybody look so sad.
Virginia Woolf
Was there any fate more bitter than to get what you long for most, when it’s too late?
Laini Taylor
I think we learned a lesson and paid a bitter price when we put troops on the ground on a long-term basis in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let us support a homegrown, indigenous, and locally inspired effort to bring stability to the region.
Dick Durbin
I think right now we need to look back at the founding values of our country. Rise above partisanship, be less bitter when it comes to important matters that have to be solved.
Walter Isaacson
Then as now, whatever disagreements over policies existed among Americans – and there were many such bitter policy disputes – the purposes and goals for which Americans fought were clearly understood.
Allen Weinstein
I think it’s your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard.
Billie Joe Armstrong
You are what you decide you want to be. You can be some horrible, bitter person who’s not a pleasure to be with. That’s your choice.
Paul Young
The sweet of bitter bark And burning clove.
Robert Frost
Jealousy had a taste, all right. A bitter and tongue-stinging flavor, like a peach pit.
Dolores Hitchens
For wok cooking, use oils with a high smoke point and low polyunsaturated-fat content: grapeseed oil, peanut oil, etc. Sesame oil and olive oil will burn and taste bitter. Oils with high polyunsaturated-fat contents like soybean oil will also make your food texturally unpleasant.
Andrew Zimmern
A friend’s bitter words seem to us more poisonous than a serpent’s teeth.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightfoward pathway had been lost. Ah me! How hard a thing is to say, what was this forest savage, rough, and stern, which in the very thought renews the fear. So bitter is it, death is little more.
Dante Alighieri
Negativity is the enemy of creativity. For instance if you’re filled with depression, you can hardly even get out of bed, let alone feel like creating something. If you are filled with bitter, selfish anger, this occupies the mind and leaves little room for creative ideas.
David Lynch
A bitter thing cannot be made sweet. The taste of anything can be changed. But poison cannot be changed into nectar
B. R. Ambedkar
Sometimes if you’re dealing with straight interviewers they’re a little more excited if you’re in drag: ‘Oooh! Aaaah! Eeeee!’ But if you’re just sitting there out of drag, they think you’re just a bitter queen.
Bianca Del Rio
I can remember wondering as a child if I were a young Macaulay or Ruskin and secretly deciding that I was. My infant mind even was bitter with those who insisted on regarding me as a normal child and not as a prodigy.
W.N.P. Barbellion
And believe it or not, a new record from Philly’s greatest, the Roots. It’s kind of bitter sweet, to be honest. Well, maybe not so bitter. It’s called “Rising Down.”
Mike Pesca
But I like it Because it is bitter, And because it is my heart.
Stephen Crane
Love endeth like the chianti flask, its drops are bitter.
Gelett Burgess
Death and life were not
Till man made up the whole,
Made lock, stock and barrel
Out of his bitter soul
William Butler Yeats
To toil for a hard master is bitter, but to have no master to toil for is more bitter still.
Oscar Wilde
The manner of my defeat against Mayweather and certainly Manny Pacquiao was a bitter pill to swallow.
Ricky Hatton
Don’t get bitter and twisted and nasty by life. You may have been wronged or cheated on; two wrongs never make a right. Instead learn your mistakes and learn your lessons. Remain strong with your head held high.
Angela Merkel
Shed not for her a bitter tear; Nor give the heart to vain regret. Tis but the casket that lies here; the gem that fills it sparkles yet.
Belle Starr
It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I’ve prayed that I wouldn’t become bitter, that I wouldn’t remain angry, that I would just give all of it to God and let Him handle it. There have been moments where I felt myself going that way, and I have people around me who will help me.
Frances Newton
Everyone is a little bitter. We’re born bitter. The personality itself is really just a very complex defense mechanism. A reaction to the first time someone said, “No you can’t.
Marc Maron
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
What I’m certain I don’t want is to find myself someday in a new century, an old bitter woman looking back, wishing that right now I’d had more nerve.
Charles Frazier
We are going to put out a boxed set thing, but I don’t want to do it yet. I want to wait until we’re 45 and we’re bitter and broke. Then, we’ll put out the comprehensive Ween boxed set.
Gene Ween
I don’t think you can ever be bitter about anything, because if you don’t allow your heart to stay open, then all you have is a filled heart of hate and bitterness, and you’re never able to love or like anybody.
Debbie Reynolds
All I wanted to do was be a hero… But do I ever get to be a hero? All I ever get to be is the stupid goat!” “Don’t be discouraged, Charlie Brown… In this life we live, there are always some bitter pills to be swallowed…” “If it’s all the same with you, I’d rather not renew my perscription!
Charles M. Schulz
Ultimately it boils down to the same thing all relationships boil down to: eating humble pie. I sometimes eat quite a lot. But, however bitter it might taste, it’s the best pie. It’s on the menu constantly for both parties.
Madonna Ciccone
God did not want me to be a blind beggar on the street, alone and bitter. He gave me music, first to be my companion and then to be my salvation.
Jose Feliciano
Now let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful, struggle for a new world. This is the calling of the sons of God, and our brothers wait eagerly for our response. Shall we say the odds are too great? Shall we tell them the struggle is too hard?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
If conservatives don’t want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments.
Bill Maher
Chili is one of the great peasant foods. It is one of the few contributions America has made to world cuisine. Eaten with corn bread, sweet onion, sour cream, it contains all five of the elements deemed essential by the sages of the Orient: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, and bitter.
Rex Stout
As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry, and I definitely put up these walls.
Peter Dinklage
I’ve rarely gotten a good review in my life, yet, to paraphrase Noel Coward, I am happy to console myself with the bitter palliative of commercial success.
Steven Weber
Out of the bitter experiences of the panic of 1819 emerged the beginnings of the Jacksonian movement, dedicated to hard money, the eradication of fractional reserve banking in general, and of the Bank of the United States in particular.
Murray Rothbard
One pleasant surprise was when I interviewed Butch Patrick. I was expecting this bitter old drunk, and instead he had a total sense of humor about his career and his drinking and drug problem.
Gilbert Gottfried
A good story is like a bitter pill, with the sugar coating inside of it.
O. Henry
The longer you wait, the less fun. If you wait until the bitter end, the whole economy can be destroyed.
Jeffrey Sachs
In Kurdistan, there’s a lot of hardship – a lot of wars, a lot of bitter and difficult lifestyles. And witnessing all those made me a director.
Bahman Ghobadi
thy wit is a very bitter sweeting; it is a most sharp sauce.
William Shakespeare
To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable.
Elia Kazan
My attitude toward friendship has remained the same. I will support and encourage you with all the love in my heart, but if it’s not reciprocal, I gotta go. If your friends are bitter about your success to the extent that they act out, don’t expect them to change. Move on.