Quotations on Complaining

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Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: War, Appearance, Complaining, Hair)

Women are always complaining about men's fascination with breasts. But what if men were absolutely indifferent to breasts? What would women do then with these things that serve one function once or twice in a lifetime, and the rest of the time are just in the way?
- Jonathan Carroll
(Keywords: Men, Time, Women, Complaining, Rest)

A lot of the women I know, that's what they're complaining about - either the man in their life or the lack of a man in their life.
- Marc Cherry
(Keywords: Life, Women, Complaining, Man)

Today is the day for the complaining to end and for statesmanship to begin. Today I am taking action to cut state spending and balance the budget this year.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Action, Balance, Complaining, Day, End, State, Statesmanship, Today)

When you see somebody who's got a complaining personality, it usually means that they had some vision of what things could be, and they're constantly disappointed by that. I think that would be the camp that I would fall into - constantly horrified by the things people do.
- Daniel Clowes
(Keywords: People, Vision, Complaining, Personality)

I really haven't had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I'd rather tell a story about somebody else.
- Kurt Cobain
(Keywords: Life, Complaining, Pretty)

Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Change, Time, Complaining, Complaints)

There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints.
- Rita Dove
(Keywords: Life, Complaining, Complaints)

I think there's an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we're complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen.
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Keywords: Life, Anxiety, Complaining, Past)

Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It's great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I'm not complaining,... Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven't done what they wanted with their lives.
- Martha Gellhorn
(Keywords: Car, People, Age, Complaining, Old, Talk)

I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard to use UNIX because the editor was too complicated.
- Bill Joy
(Keywords: People, Complaining, Unix)

We don't attempt to have any theme for a number of the anthology, or to have any particular sequence. We just put in things that we like, and then we try to alternate the prose and the poetry.
- Hugh Laurie
(Keywords: Success, Truth, Thought, Complaining, Fortune, Play)

I don't really know of the Jewish tradition of comedy, only the Jewish tradition of not keeping your mouth shut. Complaining about all that is hard, unfair or ridiculous in life-having strong feelings, and not being able to suppress them. That, to me, is Jewish.
- Fred Melamed
(Keywords: Life, Feelings, Being, Comedy, Complaining, Tradition)

You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining.
- Joni Mitchell
(Keywords: Clarity, Complaining, Eyes, Sensitivity, Song)

I started recording because I was always complaining about the records that I was getting of my songs. At least if I did them and messed them up, I wouldn't have anyone else to blame.
- Randy Newman
(Keywords: Blame, Complaining, Songs)

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
- Antoine Rivarol
(Keywords: Life, Complaining, Future, Man, Past, Present)

Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining?
- George C. Wallace
(Keywords: People, Complaining, Force, Years)

The game has changed. What's going on now is nonsense. You have guys complaining about not being paid.
- David Wells
(Keywords: Being, Complaining, Nonsense, Now)

Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
- Zig Ziglar
(Keywords: Business, Opportunity, Complaining, Customer, Managers, Statistics)

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