Maddening quotes:

  • A day on a film set is maddening. -- Maggie Siff
  • Everyone seemed to want a piece of Ronald Reagan. It was maddening. -- Michael Reagan
  • The contradictions are what make human behavior so maddening and yet so fascinating, all at the same time. -- Joan D. Vinge
  • People can be so apathetic. They continue to ignore the real people trapped in poverty and homelessness. It's almost maddening. -- Daphne Zuniga
  • It's maddening in my travels to watch children dying simply because they were born in the wrong place at the wrong time. -- Nicholas Kristof
  • It's really maddening out there for dark-skinned actresses in terms of the opportunities we get. There's just so much talent that is being overlooked. -- Rutina Wesley
  • In 1989, my father died after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer's disease. All four of his siblings followed him into the shadow lands of that fascinating, maddening affliction. -- Charlie Pierce
  • The oboe is the most maddening thing of all time. I'm struggling to play something that my oboe teacher was doing when she was much younger than I am. -- Lola Kirke
  • The maddening thing is as actors of either sex, we get better as we get older, and so when you are 65, you think, 'I could play Juliet now. I understand it.' -- Joanna Lumley
  • What I need in order to stay creative and centered is a certain amount of distance from the maddening crowd. You cease to be your best self if you're running too fast. -- James Redfield
  • Some venues are better run than others. Sometimes it's just maddening to deal with full dinners being served in front of your face. You can have a good or bad show anywhere. -- Todd Barry
  • People say that I am always serious and depressing, but it seems to me that the English are never serious - they are flippant, complacent, ineffable, but never serious, which is sometimes maddening. -- Anita Brookner
  • The slow pace of trains in the U.S. can be maddening, particularly during delays on rail sidings for an hour or more to enable freight trains - which have the right-of-way - to pass. -- Alan Huffman
  • It's very intense to go back to the past and revive work that I've already experienced and moved forward from. It's like seeing an old girlfriend - awkward at times, nostalgic at times and downright maddening and embarrassing. -- Barry McGee
  • I think that's created a healthy environment. The comparisons to 'ER' were maddening and there was this assumption that the two of us were looking at each other with rage and resentment, which was also not the case. -- Adam Arkin
  • Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented. -- Arnold Palmer
  • There's a catharsis in cutting down trees. But there's absolutely none of that in picking cotton. It's maddening! It's fiddly, and it pricks your fingers, and it's something that's a very hard skill if you have no alacrity for it. -- Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Every woman I've had a relationship with has found this maddening; the fact that I will talk about anything on the stage, and reveal all this stuff, and yet when I'm at home, I clam up and won't discuss anything intimate or personal. -- Jarvis Cocker
  • Pilot season can be maddening. You're basically putting yourself and your talent out there to be scrutinized several times a day for months by network executives who have probably never acted in anything since their junior high school production of 'The Wiz.' -- Reid Scott
  • I think we love bacon because it has all the qualities of an amazing sensory experience. When we cook it, the sizzling sound is so appetizing, the aroma is maddening, the crunch of the texture is so gratifying and the taste delivers every time. -- Alexandra Guarnaschelli
  • One of the maddening ironies of writing books is that it leaves so little time for reading others'. My bedside is piled with books, but it's duty reading: books for book research, books for review. The ones I pine for are off on a shelf downstairs. -- Mary Roach
  • It is too maddening. I've got to fly off, right now, to some devilish navy yard, three hours in a seasick steamer, and after being heartily sick, I'll have to speak three times, and then I'll be sick coming home. Still, who would not be sick for England? -- John Masefield
  • Just, you know, you can't put bread in a cold oven. You know, you've got to take your time. You've got to heat it up. So that's what, that's what I like to do with my music. I like to build it, and build it into a maddening, exciting crescendo. -- Isaac Hayes
  • The daily act of writing remains as demanding and maddening as it was before, and the pleasure you get from writing - rare but profound - remains at the true heart of the enterprise. On their best days, writers all over the world are winning Pulitzers, all alone in their studios, with no one watching. -- Jeffrey Eugenides
  • We've been shooting the last two weeks with a lot of vampires. I don't want to give away too much, but if you've read the books, it's the standoff with lots of vampires in play. There's like 70 people going through the works at once. It's a little maddening, but fun. We shot pretty much the ending of the two movies the other day. -- Peter Facinelli
  • Worse even than your maddening song, your silence. -- Sylvia Plath
  • Home is always the impossible subject, multilayered and maddening. -- Paul Theroux
  • Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it. -- Tobias Wolff
  • It's the most maddening, beautiful, magical, horrible, painful, wonderful joyous thing in the world, love -- Taylor Swift
  • Snow. White, white, white, soft and clean, and maddening shapes, with the whole world in them. -- Alfred Stieglitz
  • but they had also settled into the maddening familiarity of friendship; maddening for her at least. -- David Nicholls
  • Writing books is certainly a most unpleasant occupation. It is lonesome, unsanitary, and maddening. Many authors go crazy. -- H. L. Mencken
  • It's remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can sweep away the maddening frustrations of shore living. -- Ernest K. Gann
  • The blame for the maddening complications of the federal tax system goes to the people with the most money -- Nicholas von Hoffman
  • It was maddening how your best friend could twist the knobs inside of you so much that it hurt. -- Melissa de la Cruz
  • People can be so apathetic. They continue to ignore the real people trapped in poverty and homelessness. It's almost maddening -- Daphne Zuniga
  • Nothing soothes me more after a long and maddening course of pianoforte recitals than to sit and have my teeth drilled. -- George Bernard Shaw
  • When you are unhappy, is there anything more maddening than to be told that you should be contented with your lot? -- Kathleen Norris
  • Riches too increase, and the maddening craving for gold, So that men ever seek for more, that they may have the most. -- Ovid
  • Tell yourself right now and throughout today, that it's okay to draw away from the maddening crowd. Jesus did; so can you. -- Charles R. Swindoll
  • He whines, he complains, he ducks out of the most obvious responsibility. He is vain, petty and maddening, but he doesn't ever quit. -- Megan Whalen Turner
  • Free thyself from the mighty attraction- The maddening wine of love, the charm of sex. Break the harp! Forward, with the ocean's cry!. . . -- Swami Vivekananda
  • It was a maddening image and the only way to whip it was to hang on until dusk and banish the ghosts with rum. -- Hunter S. Thompson
  • Nothing is more maddening than being questioned by the object of one's interest about the object of hers, should that object not be you. -- Iris Murdoch
  • She was perfect, pure maddening sex, and she knew it, and she played on it, dripped it, and allowed you to suffer for it. -- Charles Bukowski
  • Hiking the PCT was the maddening effort of knitting that sweater and unraveling it over and over again. As if everything gained was inevitably lost -- Cheryl Strayed
  • Signs of a maddening system of writing and counting that calibrates the values of something the poet does not yet know. Praxis is therefore poetics. -- Shirley Geok-lin Lim
  • Your cousin might be a pretty face, but you, my darling, courageous, maddening, seductive, mysterious, wonderful Diana, you are the Duchess of Wakefield. My duchess. -- Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Your cousin might be a pretty face, but you, my darling, courageous, maddening, seductive, mysterious, wonderful Diana, you are the Duchess of Wakefield. My duchess." -- Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Yet, in the maddening maze of things, And tossed by storm and flood, To one fixed trust my spirit clings; I know that God is good! -- John Greenleaf Whittier
  • I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel. -- Florence Nightingale
  • We have to hear how [Donald] Trump is the bad guy and Trump poses the problem. And it's just maddening, infuriating. I hear you. I'm totally on the same page with you. -- Donald Trump
  • Be yourself-- Matthew Clairmont. Complete with your sharp vampire teeth and your scary mother, your test tubes full of blood and your DNA, your infuriating bossiness and your maddening sense of smell. -- Deborah Harkness
  • Angels should never be exposed to the dire darkness of despair in the tunnel of cosmic nothingness, and although I never believed such maddening thoughts; I couldn't help but feel spiritual in her presence. -- Bruce Crown