Quotes of Cringe

“ We do not cower, we are coming after you — whether you are a nation bent on tyranny, a terrorist group or cell, as the president said, 'We will prevail.'. ”

- Tom Ridge

“ Well-matured and well-disciplined talent is always sure of a market, provided it exerts itself; but it must not cower at home and expect to be sought for. There is a good deal of cant, too, in the whining about the success of forward and impudent men, while men of retiring worth are passed over with neglect… ”

- Washington Irving

“ In jalousie I rede eek thou hym bynde And thou shalt make him couche as doeth a quaille. ”

- Geoffrey Chaucer

“ She jerked away from me like a startled fawn might, if I had a startled fawn and it jerked away from me. ”

- Raymond Chandler

“ The term 'celebrity' makes my skin crawl. ”

- Janeane Garofalo

“ The spirit that does not soar is destined to grovel. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ When I read it, I don't wince, which is all I ever ask for a book I write. ”

- Norman Mailer

“ An individual dies... when, instead of taking risks and hurling himself toward being, he cowers within, and takes refuge there. ”

- Emil Cioran

“ I suppose I sometimes used to act like I wasn't a human being… Sometimes I look back at myself and remember things I used to say, or my hairstyle, and I cringe. ”

- Madonna Ciccone

“ I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel? ”

- Irwin Shaw

“ Every time I hear that word, I cringe. Fun! I think it's disgusting; it's just running around. It's not my idea of pleasure. ”

- Vivienne Westwood

“ Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe. ”

- John Andrew Holmes

“ Hugh Grant and I both laugh and cringe at the same things, worship the same books, eat the same food, hate central heating and sleep with the window open. I thought these things were vital, but being two peas in a pod ended up not being enough. ”

- Elizabeth Hurley

“ Hugh and I both laugh and cringe at the same things, worship the same books, eat the same food, hate central heating and sleep with the window open. I thoguht these things were vital, but being two peas in a pod ended up not being enough. ”

- Elizabeth Hurley

“ When you affirm your own rightness in the universe, then you co-operate with others easily and automatically as part of your own nature. You, being yourself, help others by themselves. Because you recognize your own uniqueness you will not need to dominate others, nor cringe before them. ”

- Jane Roberts
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