Unfriendly Quotes by Charles Kellogg, Mindy Kaling, Allan Bloom, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Anne Bronte, J. R. R. Tolkien and many others.
As a farmer, man himself became closely attached to the landscape, firmly rooted to the soil that supported him. At times the soil seemed bountiful and kindly and again stubborn and unfriendly, but it was always a challenge to man’s cunning.
I was kind of unfriendly and suspicious of everyone around me. I didn’t talk until I was about 15. It’s a kind of famous story at my house.
The humanities are like the great old Paris Flea Market where, amidst masses of junk, people with a good eye found cast away treasures…They are like a refugee camp where all the geniuses driven out of their jobs and countries by unfriendly regimes are idling.
There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you, and you are he; then is a teaching; and by no unfriendly chance or bad company can he ever lose the benefit.
In love affairs, there is no mediator like a merry, simple-hearted child – ever ready to cement divided hearts, to span the unfriendly gulf of custom, to melt the ice of cold reserve, and overthrow the separating walls of dread formality and pride.
He told them tales of bees and flowers, the ways of trees, and the strange creatures of the Forest, about the evil things and the good things, things friendly and things unfriendly, cruel things and kind things, and secrets hidden under brambles.
renown, n. A degree of distinction between notoriety and fame – a little more supportable than the one and a little more intolerable than the other. Sometimes it is conferred by an unfriendly and inconsiderate hand.
Roarke’s brow cocked as he noted Casto take in the black satin that slithered over Eve’s body. In the manner of men or unfriendly male dogs, Roarke showed his teeth.
I am decidedly unfriendly during a golf game, from the first hole to the last.
Adversity is like the period of the rain. . . cold, comfortless, unfriendly to people and to animals; yet from that season have their birth the flower, the fruit, the date, the rose and the pomegranate.
My work is about the underbelly of the beauty of nature – and the dark side of nature is its indifference. Nature isn’t friendly, nor is it unfriendly – it’s the perfect embodiment of the Other.
New Yorkers, I figured, just pretended to be unfriendly.
It’s received wisdom that the English are uniquely child-unfriendly.
TV is generally an unfriendly environment for directors because you’re expected to come in and tell a story in the voice of the show that already exists and just fill in the blanks and then submit it back.
To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.
In London, people can be so… well, it’s not even a case of people being unkind or unfriendly. You just don’t make any contact in London. You go from A to B with your eyes on the pavement.
Post-1989 capitalism was far more unfriendly to economic and social rights than was the prior capitalism seeking to win public approval as a more compassionate economic arrangement than that which prevailed in state socialist economies.
My children, as long as you live, the shadow of the Hiss Case will brush you. In every pair of eyes that rests on you, you will see pass, like a cloud passing behind a woods in winter, the memory of your father – dissembled in friendly eyes, lurking in unfriendly eyes.
Look at the European Parliament. There are a lot of people who are looking for simplistic solutions, for – who are sort of preaching policies of – well, very unfriendly policies.
Wisdom will never let us stand with any man on an unfriendly footing. We refuse sympathy and intimacy with people, as if we waited for some better sympathy or intimacy to come. But whence and when: Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live.
There’s a perception out there that the U.K. has become unfriendly to immigrants. Even if that isn’t true, the very fact that that is the perception will make people not even want to come.
Kindness is a virtue neither modern nor urban. One almost unlearns it in a city. Towns have their own beatitude; they are not unfriendly; they offer a vast and solacing anonymity or an equally vast and solacing gregariousness. But one needs a neighbor on whom to practice compassion.
Pernicious weed! whose scent the fair annoys, Unfriendly to society’s chief joys: Thy worst effect is banishing for hours The sex whose presence civilizes ours.
If you say to the White House, ‘Obama has been very unfriendly to Israel,’ they say, ‘What do you mean? It’s the best military-to-military relationship ever.’ And that part is true.
We left my birthplace, Brooklyn, New York, in 1939 when I was 13. I enjoyed the ethnic variety and the interesting students in my public school, P.S. 134. The kids in my neighborhood were only competitive in games, although unfriendly gangs tended to define the limits of our neighborhood.
At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.
A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.
Most of the characters I have in my children’s books are grouchy or annoyed about something or are calling each other unfriendly names. Like my own kids, they’re not honeys and sweetie pies and little angels. They’re kids. Sloppy, dirty, stinky.
But unfriendly is usually one of those things you pick up on right away. You know, like B.O. There’s no hiding it if it’s there.
Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.