Quotes of Dire

“ Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test. ”

- William James

“ Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. ”

- Euripides

“ The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination. ”

- George Meredith

“ The White House has embarked on a mission to convince the people of our country that Social Security is in dire need of drastic change in order to save it for all workers. ”

- Barbara Boxer

“ I doubt if there is one married person on earth who can be objective about divorce. It is always a threat, admittedly or not, and such a dire threat that it is almost a dirty word. ”

- Nora Johnson

“ A thousand fearful images and dire suggestions glance along the mind when it is moody and discontented with itself. Command them to stand and show themselves, and you presently assert the power of reason over imagination. ”

- Sir Walter Scott

“ Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst; considered to be the manifestation of a dire mental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less. ”

- Thomas Szasz

“ Other duties become pressing and absorbing and crowd our prayer. "Choked to death" would be the coroner's verdict in many cases of dead praying if an inquest could be secured on this dire, spiritual calamity. ”

- E.M. Bounds

“ To be a tourist is to escape accountability. Errors and failings don't cling to you the way they do back home. You're able to drift across continents and languages, suspending the operation of sound thought. Tourism is the march of stupidity. You're expected to be stupid… ”

- Don Delillo

“ We cannot tax or cut enough in three and a half months to cover a $268 million deficit - that is not a political statement it is a mathematical fact. The longer the Legislature waits the more dire the circumstances become for Mississippi's Medicaid recipients. ”

- Haley Barbour
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