If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible.
—James McNeill Whistler
Life is just a bowl of pits.
Reality continues to ruin my life.
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
Do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don't think so. That's what makes the betrayal hurt so much—pain, frustration, anger…and I still loved her. I still do.
—Brandon Sanderson in The Way of Kings
That's when I first learned about true frustration, that wrenching ache when the thing that matters most to you barely makes a ripple in other people's lives.
—Robin Benway in Emmy & Oliver