The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. When you're unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. You get to take yourself oh so very seriously.
My dear, I used to think I was serving humanity . . . and I pleasured in the thought. Then I discovered that humanity does not want to be served; on the contrary it resents any attempt to serve it. So now I do what pleases myself.
Such is the nature of the human ego it resents its betters and gloats at its lessers.
Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself.
The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.
I like the idea of a writer being haunted by his own creation, especially if the writer resents the way the character defines him,
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Mediocrity doesn't mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its betters.
Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
I believe that what woman resents is not so much giving herself in pieces as giving herself purposelessly.
Liberty and order will never be perfectly safe, until a trespass on the constitutional provisions for either, shall be felt with the same keenness that resents an invasion of the dearest rights.
The audience, going along with the story, knows when the song is stuck in, feels it, resents it and can't enjoy it, and the song fails.
Love never claims, it ever gives love never suffers, never resents, never revenges itself. Where there is love there is life hatred leads to destruction.
Part of human nature resents change, loves equilibrium, while another part welcomes novelty, loves the excitement of disequilibrium. There is no formula for the resolution of this tug-of-war, but it is obvious that absolute surrender to either of them invites disaster.
Our nation was created in ways that allow human potential to prosper, and it created the greatest nation for people in the history of humanity. Now Obama is dismantling it, because he has no appreciation for our greatness. In fact, he resents it. He blames this country for whatever evils he sees around the world.
The establishment, in the person of Baird, resents Simon's success. He's been able to crash the gate, as it were. Jews were finally starting to achieve some degree of success and were breaking through the institutions with great resistance. That's why you couldn't and shouldn't update this play. It's very particular.