"When I was in the first grade I was afraid of the teacher and had a miserable time in the reading circle, a difficulty that was overcome by the loving patience of my second grade teacher. Even though I could read, I refused to do so."
"I didn't think marriage worked. I thought everybody who was married was secretly miserable - that it was something they just put up with for their children."
"Always leave something to wish for otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness."
"Filipinos don't wallow in what is miserable and ugly. They recycle the bad into things of beauty."
"At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion."
"But I'm not like sad, depressed miserable person. I guess sometimes I give off that impression."
"If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free."
"A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner."
"The ability to take pleasure in one's life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that."
"I always say I'd rather be miserable by myself than unhappy in a relationship."