Trouble Quotes


I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.

Take Me On

Katie McGarry

Take Me On

Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness.

My name is Percy Jackson.
I'm twelve years old. Until a few months ago, I was a boarding student at Yancy Academy, a private school for troubled kids in upstate New York.
Am I a troubled kid?
Yeah. You could say that.

I didn't want to kiss you goodbye — that was the trouble — I wanted to kiss you good night — and there's a lot of difference.

I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began.

The Magicians

Lev Grossman

The Magicians

Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you.

Acids    Bad    Corrosive    Destroyers    Destruction    Detractors    Enemies    Enemy    Evil    Evil words    Food for thought    Gossips    Haters    Hatred    Hurt    Insults    Israelmore ayivor    Kill    Negative    Negative attitude    Negative people    Skin    Toxic people    Trouble

If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.

The Road

Cormac McCarthy

The Road

I don't damsel well. Distress, I can do. Damseling? Not so much.

Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women."
[
Commencement Address
, Wellesley College, 1996]

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.

Acid    Attack    Bad people    Calumny    Chemical    Counterfeit    Deception    Decievers    Demon    Devil    Fake    Fake friends    Fault finders    Food for thought    Gossip    Haters    Hatred    Hurt    Incessant    Insanity    Negative    Negative people    Pessimism    Plot    Ploy    Pretence    Pretenders    Slander    Slanderers    Smiles    Strategy    Swindle    Sycophants    Toxic people    Trick    Troubesome people    Trouble    Villain

No trouble ever got fixed late at night," he said. "Midnight is for regrets.

Bad    Regret    Trouble

Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.

Appearance    Bad    Character    Destroyers    Destruction    Distractors    Enemies    Enemy    Evil    Evil words    Fiend    Food for thought    Good self image    Gossips    Haters    Hatred    Hurt    Image    Insults    Kill    Negative    Negative attitude    Negative people    Negative viewers    Protect    Protection    Ruin    Skin    Tarnish    Toxic people    Trouble    Ugly people    Viewers    Villian

You're more trouble than you're worth."
"I'm a girl. That's my job.

Briar    Evvy    Girl    Girls    Trouble

A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.

I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.

You know my name, not my story. You've heard what I've done, but not what I've been through.

There are a great many opinions in this world, and a good half of them are professed by people who have never been in trouble."
(
The Mill
)

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air;
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.
Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go;
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all,—
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life’s gall.
Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a large and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.

Whenever you look back and say "if" you know you're in trouble. There is no such thing as "if". The only thing that matters is what really happened.

Let's save tomorrow's troubles for tomorrow.

Raven's Shadow

Patricia Briggs

Raven's Shadow

The trouble with most forms of transport, he thought, is basically one of them not being worth all the bother. On Earth — when there had been an Earth, before it was demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass — the problem had been with cars. The disadvantages involved in pulling lots of black sticky slime from out of the ground where it had been safely hidden out of harm's way, turning it into tar to cover the land with, smoke to fill the air with and pouring the rest into the sea, all seemed to outweigh the advantages of being able to get more quickly from one place to another — particularly when the place you arrived at had probably become, as a result of this, very similar to the place you had left, i.e. covered with tar, full of smoke and short of fish.

Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles.

Tell me that the purpose of life is to have fun, and without a care in the world I'll begin wreaking havoc on everything I pass. Now that's what I call pure, honest fun.

Care    Fun    Havoc    Honest    Life    Love    Meaning of life    Mischief    Morality    Purpose    Trouble    Troublemaker

It's astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself into, if one works at it. And astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself out of, if one assumes that everything will, somehow or other, work out for the best.

Just as the unwanted pregnancy, there are unwanted people in your life you should strive to abort, and such abortion is not sin, nor harm, but the eradication of a destructive foetus.

I hear that you were on a date with Trouble Kelp. Are you two planning on building a bivouac any time soon?

Artemis    Bivouac    Date    Holly    Trouble

Dempseys are never in trouble. We just have stretches of life that are more interesting than others.

Faking It

Jennifer Crusie

Faking It

There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
(1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
(2) cowardice, which leads to capture;
(3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
(4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame;
(5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.

Capture    Cowardice    Danger    Destruction    Fault    General    Homer    Lead    Reckless    Shame    Temper    Trouble    War    Worry

The opportunity was too perfect to miss. Harry crept silently around behind Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle, bent down, and scooped a large handful of mud out of the path.
'We were just talking about your friend Hagrid,'
Malfoy said to Ron. 'Just trying to imagine what he's saying to the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures. D'you think he'll cry when they cut off his hippogriff's—'
SPLAT.
Malfoy's head jerked back as the mud hit him; his silverblond hair was suddenly dripping in muck.

Hogsmeade    Humor    Malfoy    Mud    Naughty    Sneaky    Sneers    Trouble

This is what comes of having a heart, even a very small and young one. It causes no end of trouble, and that’s the truth.

Hearts    Trouble    Truth

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it quarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.

Rule Number One in the India Savage Life Code: When in doubt or possible trouble, lie.

Doubt    Lies    Trouble

I am proud. It will get me into trouble someday, but today it makes me brave

Divergent

Veronica Roth

Divergent
Brave    Pride    Trouble

No, no, I never mess around.

It was the short men that caused all the trouble in the world.

Goldfinger

Ian Fleming

Goldfinger
Humor    Men    Short    Trouble

Want to get in trouble with me, Carlos?

Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles

Rules of Attraction

Both she and I have grief enough and trouble enough, but as for regrets – neither of us have any.

Enough    Future    Grief    Life    No regrets    Past    Regret    Regrets    She and i    Trouble

The thoughts of others
Were light and fleeting,
Of lovers' meeting
Or luck or fame.
Mine were of trouble,
And mine were steady;
So I was ready
When trouble came.

Fame    Individual    Love    Lovers    Luck    Thoughts    Trouble

I do my job like I breathe — so if I can’t breathe I’m in trouble.

Air    Art    Artsist    Breath    Breathing    Designer    Fashion    Karl lagerfeld    Life    Quote    Quotes    Trouble

You [demagogues] are like the fishers for eels; in still waters they catch nothing, but if they thoroughly stir up the slime, their fishing is good; in the same way it's only in troublous times that you line your pockets.

Demagoguery    Disdain    Eels    Filth    Fishing    Greed    Grime    Materialism    Peace    Politicians    Slime    Trouble    Unclean    Unrest    Upheaval    Vice

He was impossibly gorgeous. I had trouble taking it in at times

Those who pretend as if they don't love you, are the ones who would hate to see you love another person.

Anger    Annoyance    Anxiety    Assunder    Asunder    Bitterness    Care    Crush    Distrust    Envy    Funny    Green eyed monster    Habit    Heartbeat    Hesitation    Insecurity    Jealousy    Love    Mistrust    Possesiveness    Pretence    Trouble    Vigilance    Watchful    Watchfulness

She had the best kind of courage, or maybe the worst kind, the kind that gets you into trouble.

Courage    Fate    Fear    Life    Quote    Trouble    Truth

Nothing spells trouble like two drunk cowboys with a rocket launcher.

I to my perils
Of cheat and charmer
Came clad in armour
By stars benign.
Hope lies to mortals
And most believe her,
But man's deceiver
Was never mine.
The thoughts of others
Were light and fleeting,
Of lovers' meeting
Or luck or fame.
Mine were of trouble,
And mine were steady;
So I was ready
When trouble came.

A Shropshire Lad

A.E. Housman

Human lives are hard, even those of health and privilege, and don't make much sense. This is the message of the Book of Job: Any snappy explanation of suffering you come up with will be horseshit.

Life    Meaning    Prayer    Trouble

The snag in this business of falling in love, aged relative, is that the parties of the first part so often get mixed up with the wrong parties of the second part, robbed of their cooler judgement by the party of the second part's glamour. Put it like this: the male sex is divided into rabbits and non-rabbits and the female sex into dashers and dormice, and the trouble is that the male rabbit has a way of getting attracted by the female dasher (who would be fine for the non-rabbit) and realizing too late that he ought to have been concentrating on some mild, gentle dormouse with whom he could settle down peacefully and nibble lettuce.

Jeeves in the Offing

P.G. Wodehouse

Jeeves in the Offing

Waddya want me to do? through my sling shot at him?

1    5    Alchemist    Basket    Destructions    Fma    Fruits    Full    Hand    Hughes    Maes    Metal    Right    Scar    Trouble    Twilight

Unpopular, lonely and loving, Elinor need not trouble, For if she were not so loving, She would not be so miserable.

Selected Poems

Stevie Smith

Selected Poems
Loneliness    Lonely    Love    Loving    Miserable    Misery    Trouble    Unpopularity    Worry

Every violent storm will eventually give way to sunshine; every dark night will finally fade into dawn.

Adversity    Endurance    Hardship    Hope    Light    Perseverance    Persisitence    Problems    Trouble    Wait

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