Quotations on Embarrassment

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Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Ego, Embarrassment, Nothing, Reflection, Self, Today)

The land of embarrassment and breakfast.
- Julian Barnes
(Keywords: Embarrassment, Land)

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
- Tony Benn
(Keywords: Life, Embarrassment, Moments, Photography, Pleasure)

Most photographers would feel a certain embarrassment in admitting publicly that they carried within them a sense of wonder, yet without it they would not produce the work they do, whatever their particular field.
- Bill Brandt
(Keywords: Work, Embarrassment, Sense, Wonder)

The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference.
- Al Capp
(Keywords: Difference, Embarrassment, Resentment, World)

Irregular contact with doctors means many men fail to receive any preventive care for potentially life-threatening conditions. In addition, when men do seek care, embarrassment can often prevent them from openly discussing health concerns with their physicians.
- Michael Crapo
(Keywords: Health, Men, Life, Care, Doctors, Embarrassment, Physicians)

Have you ever gotten the feeling that you aren't completely embarassed yet, but you glimpse tomorrow's embarrassment?
- Tom Cruise
(Keywords: Embarrassment, Feeling, Tomorrow)

So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy, adequate housing and proper training.
- Josephus Daniels
(Keywords: Men, Work, Embarrassment, Popular, Service, Training)

It's an embarrassment of riches because you have directors who don't better. You end up with so much stuff going on the screen that you don't know where to look, and that's what I consider self-indulgent.
- John Dykstra
(Keywords: Embarrassment, End, Self)

But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Effect, Embarrassment, Feeling, Intimacy)

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
- Helen Keller
(Keywords: Embarrassment, Friends, Literature, Senses, Talk, Utopia)

To my embarrassment I was born in bed with a lady.
- Wilson Mizner
(Keywords: Bed, Embarrassment, Lady)

Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as "a wise Latina" trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment - a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.
- Camille Paglia
(Keywords: Men, Embarrassment, Feminism, Old)

One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one's essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case.
- James Payn
(Keywords: Men, Being, Difficulty, Embarrassment, Excess, Literary, Writing)

Right now, my daughter's just rolling her eyes at everything I do; I'm just an embarrassment.
- Elizabeth Perkins
(Keywords: Daughter, Embarrassment, Eyes, Now, Right)

Well, I mean, you have an emotion, you want to express it. You don't just look in the camera and do it. You want to hide from the embarrassment of your brother saying you're not allowed to come into my town.
- Anthony Quinn
(Keywords: Brother, Embarrassment, Emotion, Saying, Want)

I used to be a discipline problem, which caused me embarrassment until I realized that being a discipline problem in a racist society is sometimes an honor.
- Ishmael Reed
(Keywords: Society, Discipline, Being, Embarrassment, Honor)

I know you are going to be embarrassed. We're all embarrassed by it, but to hide the embarrassment... silence has never protected women or helped them. We need to talk about it more with our, you know - whoever - our friends, our family.
- Cybill Shepherd
(Keywords: Family, Women, Embarrassment, Friends, Silence, Talk)

It's an embarrassment that we don't have a broad enough consensus among political leaders that true reform should take place. I could count the members of Congress on one hand that took these issues seriously.
- DeForest Soaries
(Keywords: Congress, Embarrassment, Leaders, Political leaders, Reform)

One of the most frightening things about your true nerd, for may people, is not that he's socially inept - because everybody's been there - but rather his complete lack of embarrassment about it.
- Neal Stephenson
(Keywords: People, Embarrassment, May)

I mean, I haven't been around very long. I can't expect everyone to have seen 'The House Bunny'. Oh God. I am having such waves of internal embarrassment, which now I'm admitting on a tape recorder. This is so one of the things I should keep in my head.
- Emma Stone
(Keywords: God, Embarrassment, Now)

You can imagine my embarrassment when I killed the wrong guy.
- Joe Valachi
(Keywords: Embarrassment, Wrong)

Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there's a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life.
- Suzanne Vega
(Keywords: Life, Embarrassment, Sense, Strangers, Writing)

The band broke up because I couldn't bear Rotten anymore because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his, like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance.
- Sid Vicious
(Keywords: Appearance, Embarrassment, Silly)

I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused. I make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife, Huma.
- Anthony Weiner
(Keywords: Wife, Apology, Embarrassment, Mistakes, Neighbors, Today)









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