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Awkwardness quotes by Richard J. O'Brien
#1. She was beautiful, but her youth, the very awkwardness of her age, prevented her from flaunting it. #Quote by Richard J. O'Brien
Awkwardness quotes by Jenny Han
#2. I'm crossing our backyard to the Pearces', trying to juggle the bag and the portable speakers and my phone, when I see John Ambrose McClaren standing in front of the tree house, staring up at it with his arms crossed. I'd know the back of his blond head anywhere.
I freeze, suddenly nervous and unsure. I'd thought Peter or Chris would be here with me when he arrived, and that would smooth out any awkwardness. But no such luck.
I put down all my stuff and move forward to tap him on the shoulder, but he turns around before I can. I take a step back. "Hi! Hey!" I say.
"Hey!" He takes a long look at me. "Is it really you?"
"It's me."
"My pen pal the elusive Lara Jean Covey who shows up at Model UN and runs off without so much as a hello?"
I bite the inside of my cheek. "I'm pretty sure I at least said hello."
Teasingly he says, "No, I'm pretty sure you didn't."
He's right: I didn't. I was too flustered. Kind of like right now. It must be that distance between knowing someone when you were a kid and seeing them now that you're both more grown-up, but still not all the way grown-up, and there are all these years and letters in between you, and you don't know how to act.
"Well--anyway. You look…taller." He looks more than just taller. Now that I can take the time to really look at him, I notice more. With his fair hair and milky skin and rosy cheeks, he looks like he could be an English farmer's son. But he's slim, so maybe the sensitive f #Quote by Jenny Han
Awkwardness quotes by Janeane Garofalo
#3. To combat social awkwardness, I would just act like I couldn't be bothered - that kind of aloof persona or aloof demeanor. It's so off-putting. #Quote by Janeane Garofalo
Awkwardness quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#4. There was a sudden awkwardness between them, so thick it permeated the air around them. "Ahhh," Nick said as he understood why they weren't explaining it. As the old saying went, opposites attract. "You two are special friends."
Kyrian frowned. "How do you mean?"
Acheron passed a peeved look to Kyrian. "He thinks we're a couple."
Kyrian took a step away from Acheron. "No. No. No. Definitely not. Not that Acheron is not an attractive man, not that I've ever really noticed whether or not he's attractive, but male is not my type. #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Awkwardness quotes by Katie Kacvinsky
#5. It was a little awkward walking behind his mom when, about eight hours ago, I had been rolling around on the floor with her son with my shirt pulled halfway up my back. #Quote by Katie Kacvinsky
Awkwardness quotes by Alan Hollinghurst
#6. Loving him was all interpretation, creative in its way. We barely used language at all to communicate: he sulked and thought I was putting him down if I made complicated remarks, and sometimes I felt numb at the compromise and self-suppression I submitted to. Yet beyond that it was all guesswork; we were thinking for two. The darkened air of the flat was full of the hints we made. The stupidity and the resentment were dreadful at times. But then in sex he lost his awkwardness. He shows his capacity to change as I rambled over him now with my fingertips and watched him glow and gulp with desire; his clothes seemed to shrivel off him and he lay there making his naked claim for the only certainty in his life. It wasn't something learnt, I suspected, from the guys before me who'd picked him up and fucked him and fucked him around. It was a kind of gift for giving, and while he did whatever I wanted it emerged as the most important thing there was for him. It was all the harder, then, when the resentment returned and I longed for him to go. #Quote by Alan Hollinghurst
Awkwardness quotes by Chloe Neill
#7. Awkwardness, thy name is vampire. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Awkwardness quotes by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
#8. I was overwhelmed with the urge to fill every silence with words. Silence to me was a void in the universe that could suck us all in. It was my assignment to block this deadly void with words and save the world. #Quote by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
Awkwardness quotes by Veronica Roth
#9. I wish the awkwardness between us doesn't last long. I want my friend back. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Awkwardness quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#10. This is something about your father?'
'This is something about you. Frank put his hand on my shoulder and he looked me in the eye. The effect was dismaying. Frank meant to inspire camaraderie, but his head looked to me like a bizarre little owl, blinded by light and perched on a tall white post.
'Maybe you'd better come to the point. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Awkwardness quotes by Harlan Coben
#11. There was an awkwardness to him, a stoicism that most people, with their need for appearances and fake smiles, found off-putting. Shane couldn't handle small talk or the excess bullshittery of modern society. When #Quote by Harlan Coben
Awkwardness quotes by Dan B. Allender
#12. I know without a question you love me and you know I love you, but I am unwilling to let your awkwardness with personal conversations keep us at a distance. Now let's be clear. I'll call when I want to, for as long as I want to, and I will ask anything I want about how you are feeling, what you think of as you face death, what your relationship is with the Lord, and anything else I want to know. You can do as you choose. Hang up on me. Refuse to answer. Refuse to feel. Do what you want, but I will too. #Quote by Dan B. Allender
Awkwardness quotes by Matthew Lee Anderson
#13. Apparently, the easiest way to overcome any awkwardness of speaking about sex is to sterilize it and outsource it to the professionals. #Quote by Matthew Lee Anderson
Awkwardness quotes by Audrey Coulthurst
#14. She led me to her bed and laid me down beside her. I let her hands wander over me, losing myself in the patterns she traced over my skin. When she brought her lips to mine, we kissed until we could hardly breathe, until I couldn't resist sliding my hand up her thigh, hiking the nightdress over her hips.

Denna grew bold with my touch, finding her way beneath my shirt until she slipped the fabric over my head. Her mouth moved over my exposed skin, awkwardness quickly blooming into desire. When she put her hands between my legs, the last of my shyness vanished. #Quote by Audrey Coulthurst
Awkwardness quotes by John Irving
#15. There was a twofold awkwardness attached to Juan Diego's attempts to have sex with the life-size Guadalupe doll - better said, the awkwardness of Juan Diego's imagining he was having sex with the plastic virgin. #Quote by John Irving
Awkwardness quotes by Graeme Simsion
#16. I took her in the standard jive hold that I had practised on the skeleton, and immediately felt the awkwardness, approaching revulsion, that I feel when forced into intimate contact with another human. #Quote by Graeme Simsion
Awkwardness quotes by Matt Kibbe
#17. Social awkwardness is not a sin, in defense of liberty. #Quote by Matt Kibbe
Awkwardness quotes by Rachel Hawkins
#18. All right, now that the weirdness between us has caused actual physical damage, I think it's time we talked it out, don't you?"
He gave a half smile and then turned back to the path. "We don't need to be weird," he said. "These past few days, since the thing with Elodie, I've been thinking." He took a deep breath, and I knew that this was one of those rare occasions when Cal was about to say a lot of words at once. "I like you, Sophie. A lot. For a while, I thought it might be more than that. But you love Cross."
He said it matter-of-factly, but I still caught the way his ears reddened. "I know I've said some pretty awful stuff about him, but…I was wrong. He's a good guy. So, I guess what I'm saying is that as the guy who's betrothed to you, I wish we could be more than friends." He stopped, turning around to face me. "But as your friend, I want you to be happy. And if Cross is who you want, then I'm not gonna stand in the way of that."
"I'm the worst fiancé ever, aren't I?"
Cal lifted one shoulder. "Nah. This one warlock I knew, his betrothed set him on fire."
Laughing so I wouldn't cry, I tentatively lifted my arms to hug him. He folded me against his chest, and there was no awkwardness between us, and I knew the warmth in the pit of my stomach was love. Just a different kind.
Sniffling, I pulled back and rubbed at my nose. "Okay, now that the hard part's over, let's go tackle the Underworld."
"Got room for two more?"
Startled, I turn #Quote by Rachel Hawkins
Awkwardness quotes by Lionel Shriver
#19. The existence of other people is essentially awkward. #Quote by Lionel Shriver
Awkwardness quotes by Edith Wharton
#20. I went on steadily trying to 'find out how to'; but I wrote two or three novels without feeling that I had made much progress. It was not until I wrote "Ethan Frome" that I suddenly felt the artisan's full control of his implements. When "Ethan Frome" first appeared I was severely criticized by the reviewers for what was considered the clumsy structure of the tale. I had pondered long on this structure, had felt its peculiar difficulties, and possible awkwardness, but could think of no alternative which would serve as well in the given case: and though I am far from thinking "Ethan Frome" my best novel, and am bored and even exasperated when I am told that it is, I am still sure that its structure is not its weak point. #Quote by Edith Wharton
Awkwardness quotes by Liane Moriarty
#21. Even after all these years, she still said the word "gig" self-consciously, in the same way that she always said "croissant" with the proper French pronunciation, but with an apologetic, self-deprecating look to make up for her pretentiousness. #Quote by Liane Moriarty
Awkwardness quotes by Jessica Khoury
#22. I twirl away, then back to him, staying on my toes, my hips always lightly rotating. He reacts clumsily at first, but soon the awkwardness fades away and he begins matching my movements, reflecting them in reverse. We dance like this, wrist to wrist, twirl and turn, step for step, for several more minutes. He holds my gaze, our eyes connecting at every turn, anticipating one another's movements.
His pulse is so strong against my wrist that it echoes through me, almost like a heartbeat of my own. My skin warms; my breath catches in my throat. I know how closely I dance along the line of destruction, but I cannot pull myself away. He is intoxicating, his force of life an addiction I cannot refuse. I have not felt this alive in centuries, not since you, Habiba, when you taught me the dance of Fahradan. Ours was a dance of giddy laughter, a dance of friends, sisters, a dance of life and youth and hope.
But this dance is different.
It is not I but he who entices, reversing the ancient roles of the dance. And I resist because I must, because if I don't, because if I give in to the all-too-human desires racing through me - then it is Aladdin who will pay the terrible price.
"Stop." I drop my wrists and step away, and he does the same, still caught up in mirroring me. Except that he is breathing heavily, his chest rising and falling with exertion, his eyes filled with a strange, wondrous, curious look as he stares at me. He moves closer, his eyes fixed on mine, an #Quote by Jessica Khoury
Awkwardness quotes by Osamu Dazai
#23. He could only consider me as the living corpse of a would-be suicide, a person dead to shame, an idiot ghost. #Quote by Osamu Dazai
Awkwardness quotes by Sally Thorne
#24. Let's put our weapons down, okay?" He raises his hands to show he's unarmed. His hands are big enough to encircle my ankles. I swallow.

To hide my awkwardness, I mime taking a gun out of my pocket and toss it aside. He reaches into an imaginary shoulder holsters and takes out a gun, putting it on his planner. I unsheathe an invisible knife from my thigh.

"All of them." I indicate under the desk. He reaches down to his ankle and pretends to take a handgun out of an ankle holster.

"That's better." I sink into my chair and close my eyes.

"You're deeply weird, Shortcake." His voice is not unkind. I force my eyes open and the Staring Game almost kills me. His eyes are the blue of a peacock's chest. Everything is changing. #Quote by Sally Thorne
Awkwardness quotes by Henri Cartier-Bresson
#25. Poetry is the essence of everything, and it's through deep contact with reality and living fully that you reach poetry. Very often I see photographers cultivating the strangeness or awkwardness of a scene, thinking it is poetry. No. Poetry is two elements which are suddenly conflict - a spark between two elements. But it's given very seldom, and you can't look for it. It's like if you look for inspiration. No, it just comes by enriching yourself and living. #Quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Awkwardness quotes by Andrew James Pritchard
#26. But, being that I have always been rather awkward and shy around girls, especially those I liked, whenever I tried talking to them, it's hardly any wonder that I never got very far. I would simply start to stammer and stutter even before I could properly say hello. In fact, it's of my opinion that, to them, I must have come across seeming a bit retarded. #Quote by Andrew James Pritchard
Awkwardness quotes by Osamu Dazai
#27. Even now it comes as a shock if by chance I notice in the street a face resembling someone I know however slightly, and I am at once seized by a shivering violent enough to make me dizzy. #Quote by Osamu Dazai
Awkwardness quotes by Emil M. Cioran
#28. If it is true that God dislikes taking sides, I should feel no awkwardness in His presence, so pleased would I be to imitate Him, to be like Him, in everything, "without opinion. #Quote by Emil M. Cioran
Awkwardness quotes by Ruth Wind
#29. He danced the way he made love, with passion and tenderness and spirit, communicating with hands and eyes the most subtle messages, tenderly making up for Lila's awkwardness. In his lashes and his hair, mist clung in tiny diamond drops. She could not take her eyes from him. #Quote by Ruth Wind
Awkwardness quotes by Alyson Noel
#30. Because that was some mega tense awkwardness, a real 'Hello my name is Ever and I'll be your next stalker' kind of moment ... #Quote by Alyson Noel
Awkwardness quotes by Jane Austen
#31. I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness. [ ... ] Shyness is only the effect of a sense of inferiority in some way or other. If I could persuade myself that my manners were perfectly easy and graceful, I should not be shy. #Quote by Jane Austen
Awkwardness quotes by Ovid
#32. To have properly studied the liberal sciences gives a polish to our manners, and removes all awkwardness. #Quote by Ovid
Awkwardness quotes by Mary H.K. Choi
#33. It wasn't a romance; it was too perfect for that. With texts there were only the words and none of the awkwardness. They could get to know each other completely and get comfortable before they had to do anything unnecessarily overwhelming like look at each other's eyeballs with their eyeballs. #Quote by Mary H.K. Choi
Awkwardness quotes by Gideon Defoe
#34. They both fell silent. For a while the only sound they could hear was the noise of books resting on shelves, which wasn't really enough of a sound to distract them from the awkwardness of the moment. #Quote by Gideon Defoe
Awkwardness quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#35. Martin is your best friend, isn't he?' a sweet and well-intentioned girl once said when both of us were present: it was the only time I ever felt awkward about this precious idea, which seemed somehow to risk diminishment if it were uttered aloud. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Awkwardness quotes by Bruno Schulz
#36. Can you understand,' asked my father, 'the deep meaning of that weakness, that passion for colored tissue, for papier-mache, for distemper, for oakum and sawdust? This is,' he continued with a pained smile, 'the proof of our love for matter as such, for its fluffiness or porosity, for its unique mystical consistency. Demiurge, that great master and artist, made matter invisible, made it disappear under the surface of life. We, on the contrary, love its creaking, its resistance, its clumsiness. We like to see behind each gesture, behind each move, its inertia, its heavy effort, its bearlike awkwardness. #Quote by Bruno Schulz
Awkwardness quotes by Diane Arbus
#37. I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don't like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself. #Quote by Diane Arbus
Awkwardness quotes by Matthew Arnold
#38. For what can give a finer example of that frankness and manly self- confidence which our great public schools, and none of them so much as Eton, are supposed to inspire, of that buoyant ease in holding up one's head, speaking out what is in one's mind, and flinging off all sheepishness and awkwardness, than to see an Eton assistant-master offering in fact himself as evidence that to combine boarding-house- keeping with teaching is a good thing, and his brother as evidence that to train and race little boys for competitive examinations is a good thing? #Quote by Matthew Arnold
Awkwardness quotes by Ada Palmer
#39. It was an intense embrace, no awkwardness, no holding back, the kind of hug two people can only achieve after long intimacy, but anyone can give in an instant to a stuffed bear. #Quote by Ada Palmer
Awkwardness quotes by Dov Davidoff
#40. Dating is great unless you don't like horrible awkwardness, lying, and a deep foreboding sense of disappointment that never goes away. #Quote by Dov Davidoff
Awkwardness quotes by Kendricks Fields
#41. It was that difficult moment when we usually part ways. Outside on the doorsteps in the light of the night as we embraced each other. She rested her lips against mine and I couldn't help but think of the first time we kissed.

Spontaneous and unsure if we were riding the same wave, I reached for her lips only to end with our laughter at the awkwardness. But despite the error of the first time, this time felt like new.Sighing in awe of the soft and gentle embrace of our lips, it turned into a tug of war.

Like a battle because we didn't want to let go of that smooth and passionate feeling. That was the final shake as the bottle was about to burst from the pressure, then it came: "I Love You", I said softly but firmly.

The words seemed to echo for an eternity back and forth between our chests.She stopped and stared at me. Just like my Drill Sergeant badge, I wore my heart on my sleeve. There was so much that she said without words.

What a genuine expression of agreement that reflected from her beautiful brown eyes, beyond the ability of any woman to fake or hide. Then she kissed me even more passionately than ever before. In my heart, I believe that it could be more, if it wasn't for….THE TABLE BETWEEN US #Quote by Kendricks Fields
Awkwardness quotes by Red Phoenix
#42. Goodreads sports some of the social awkwardness of middle school. If you are looking for a friend, I promise no matter your background or book preferences I will be your friend. #Quote by Red Phoenix
Awkwardness quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#43. Misfortune is mostly an awkwardness! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Awkwardness quotes by Becky Albertalli
#44. It is definitely annoying that straight (and white, for that matter) is the default, and that the only people who have to think about their identity are the ones who don't fit that mold. Straight people really should have to come out, and the more awkward it is, the better. Awkwardness should be a requirement. #Quote by Becky Albertalli
Awkwardness quotes by Erin Bomboy
#45. Ballroom dancing was inherently social, but steps replaced words and beats ironed out pauses. The shy, the awkward, and the weird found a home where good rhythm or a barn of a memory vanquished their shyness, awkwardness, and weirdness. Some got good while others stayed middling. Everyone, though, had fun. #Quote by Erin Bomboy
Awkwardness quotes by Emma Stone
#46. Often, joking for me is a way of diffusing the awkwardness of a situation, so it's kind of exhilarating to be a part of projects where there's nothing funny or lighthearted. #Quote by Emma Stone
Awkwardness quotes by Amy S. Foster
#47. When she was younger, Ellie used to believe that her invisibility was a metaphor for something else, assuming it was her awkwardness, her fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. She had thought as she grew older, more confident, wiser, she would outgrow this not being noticed. But lately, Ellie really felt like a ghost. She would be in a place, but not really there. People looked through her, past her. Her invisibility had taken on a life of its own. It wasn't a metaphor anymore, or a defense mechanism or eccentric little tic. She was actually invisible. At least, that was how it felt to her.
Ellie wondered whether her parents were to blame. They were, after all, children of the sixties who had met at a love-in or lie-down or something of that sort, about which Ellie knew little except that a lot of drugs had been involved. Could Ellie's lack of physical presence be a genetic mutation caused by acid or mushrooms? Ellie grew up on their hippie commune among the highest, densest redwoods, where they dug their hands deep into the soil and grew their own food, made their own clothes. So perhaps it is there that the mystery is solved. Ellie indeed was a child of the earth, a baby of beiges and taupes and browns and muted greens. Nature doesn't scream and shout, demanding constant attention, and neither did Ellie. Maybe her invisibility was just her blending right in. #Quote by Amy S. Foster
Awkwardness quotes by Frederick William Robertson
#48. Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule. #Quote by Frederick William Robertson
Awkwardness quotes by Sister Parish
#49. It has not been an easy cross to bear. It has caused considerable confusion. My husband constantly complained about the awkwardness of being married to a woman whom he called Sister. #Quote by Sister Parish
Awkwardness quotes by Neil Gaiman
#50. People are dreams and awkwardness and gawk. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Awkwardness quotes by Veronica Roth
#51. I try not to walk out of the room too fast. When the dormitory door closes behind me, I touch a hand to my forehead and grin a little. Awkwardness aside, it is nice to be liked. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Awkwardness quotes by Jennifer L. Armentrout
#52. Who's Josie?" Alex asked, confused.

"Uh . . ." I looked over at Deacon. "You want to do the honors? I know how much you love awkward conversations."

A wide smile broke out across his face. "Of course, especially when I'm not the center of the awkwardness."

Luke snorted.

"So!" Deacon clapped his hands together as he faced Alex and Aiden. "Did you guys happen to notice a certain girl out on the quad when you did your magic doorway thing?"

Aiden glanced at Alex. She raised a shoulder. "There were a lot of people out there that I hadn't seen before." She paused. "I noticed Boobs, though."

I slowly shook my head.

"Um, that's not who I'm talking about. Anyway," Deacon said, his gray eyes light. "She's pretty tall. Well, taller than you and everyone is practically taller than you, Alex. Has long blondish-brown hair. Kind of weird hair."

"Awesome hair," Luke added.

Alexander frowned silently.

"She does. It's like an array of colors. One moment it looks completely blonde. The next it's long brown and then it changes again. It's very cool," Deacon continued, and I had to agree with him on that. "And when you see her, you're going to think, wow, this girl looks familiar. You won't be able to put a finger on it at first, but it's going to nag at you and then, when it hits you, you'll - "

"Deacon," Aiden warned. "Who is Josie?"

His brother pouted for a second #Quote by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Awkwardness quotes by George Ainslie
#53. The awkwardness of getting reward in a well-off society is that the creation of appetite often requires undoing the work of satisfying appetite. #Quote by George Ainslie
Awkwardness quotes by Zathyn Priest
#54. Despite his awkwardness Alec couldn't deny it felt good to be in receipt of spoiling. "I'm buying our house, no arguments. Something understated, like a castle with a moat and a speedboat so you can get to the front door quickly! #Quote by Zathyn Priest
Awkwardness quotes by William Landay
#55. This is the best thing about men's friendships: most any awkwardness can be ignored by mutual agreement and, true connection being unimaginable, you can get on with the easier business of parallel living. #Quote by William Landay
Awkwardness quotes by Jonathan Swift
#56. My Lawyer being practiced almost from his Cradle in defending Falsehood; is quite out of his Element when he would be an Advocate for Justice, which as an Office unnatural, he always attempts with great Awkwardness if not with Ill-will. #Quote by Jonathan Swift
Awkwardness quotes by Jeffrey Toobin
#57. The dilemma facing Bush and the Republicans was clear. If Marshall left, they could not leave the Supreme Court an all-white institution; at the same time, they had to choose a nominee who would stay true to the conservative cause. The list of plausible candidates who fit both qualifications pretty much began and ended with Clarence Thomas.

… There was awkwardness about the selection from the start. "The fact that he is black and a minority has nothing to do with this," Bush said. "He is the best qualified at this time." The statement was self-evidently preposterous; Thomas had served as a judge for only a year and, before that, displayed few of the customary signs of professional distinction that are the rule for future justices. For example, he had never argued a single case in any federal appeals court, much less in the Supreme Court; he had never written a book, an article, or even a legal brief of any consequence. Worse, Bush's endorsement raised themes that would haunt not only Thomas's confirmation hearings but also his tenure as a justice. Like the contemporary Republican Party as a whole, Bush and Thomas opposed preferential treatment on account of race - and Bush had chosen Thomas in large part because of his race. The contradiction rankled. #Quote by Jeffrey Toobin
Awkwardness quotes by Hester Browne
#58. [The photos] all bore the hallmarks of very expensive lighting and artistry, but Godric was projecting variations on the same emotion in every single one of them. Acute awkwardness.
Admittedly he'd really gotten "awkward" nailed--even in black Armani, leaning against a glass wall, he looked like a teenager waiting outside an STD clinic. #Quote by Hester Browne
Awkwardness quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#59. He was one of those earnest, persevering dancers
the kind that have taken twelve correspondence lessons. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Awkwardness quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#60. Great endowments often announce themselves in youth in the form of singularity and awkwardness. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Awkwardness quotes by Ninon De L'Enclos
#61. Men lose more conquests by their own awkwardness than by any virtue in the woman. #Quote by Ninon De L'Enclos
Awkwardness quotes by Allyse Near
#62. He shook his head,'Fuck, you say such fucking weird things.'
'Is that still your favourite word?' asked Isola interestedly, 'I like "verisimilitude". Tolkein said the most beautiful English phrase is "cellar door", #Quote by Allyse Near
Awkwardness quotes by Alicia Witt
#63. I wanted to do a movie about being really good at something, yet being socially awkward and not as advanced in your personal life as you are in your creative life. #Quote by Alicia Witt
Awkwardness quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#64. Anger is practical awkwardness. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Awkwardness quotes by Deepika Padukone
#65. I was born in Copenhagen, and when I was a year old, we moved to Bangalore. I was always a shy person and was happy with just a few friends and that came from my own social awkwardness. I did not know how to make conversations. #Quote by Deepika Padukone
Awkwardness quotes by Bill Konigsberg
#66. He's a good looking guy, no question. All bluster and confidence while I'm whatever the opposite of that is. Apologies and embarrassment. Awkwardness and sorrow. First dead in a zombie apocalypse #Quote by Bill Konigsberg
Awkwardness quotes by Roshani Chokshi
#67. There are certain horrific moments in life when the only way to fix an awkward situation is to be awkward. #Quote by Roshani Chokshi
Awkwardness quotes by Aya Ling
#68. 2. Stutter. I can be on the phone for hours with my best friend, but if confronted by a cute guy, wham! I get power outage, my brain is short circuited. You'd be lucky to get anything out of me besides "er...um...uh..." and a ton of blushing.
3.Stumble. I trip over my own feet. Yeah it's easy to do that when you're five feet seven and gangly, but I managed to make the dance teacher cry when I was five years old. Or even worse, I knock things over and spill things over and spill food. #Quote by Aya Ling
Awkwardness quotes by Jeff Rich
#69. If you don't have anything nice to say ... dead silence creates a lot awkwardness. #Quote by Jeff Rich
Awkwardness quotes by Charles Yu
#70. You haven't experienced awkwardness until you've seen a three-million-dollar piece of software cry. #Quote by Charles Yu
Awkwardness quotes by Kim Edwards
#72. For the rest of his life, he realized, he would be torn like this, aware of Phoebe's awkwardness, the difficulties she encountered in the world simply by being different, and ye propelled beyond all this by her direct and guileless love. By her love, yes, and, he realized ... by his own new and strangely uncomplicated love for her. #Quote by Kim Edwards
Awkwardness quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#73. God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Awkwardness quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#74. A certain awkwardness marks the use of borrowed thoughts; but as soon as we have learned what to do with them, they become our own. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Awkwardness quotes by Tyler Cowen
#75. Vietnamese food has probably been saved from the mass market because most people never master the sauces and condiments that must be added to the food, at the table, for its glories to become apparent. It's too much trouble, and a lot of people don't like asking for help, especially if the interaction involves some linguistic awkwardness. #Quote by Tyler Cowen
Awkwardness quotes by Jane Seville
#76. He paused at the bedroom door, shut his eyes, took a deep breath, and walked right out like it was any other morning, and he and Jack would be having breakfast as if they hadn't had sex the night before.
"Morning," he said, casting a quick glance over his shoulder.
"Mmm," D grunted.
"You done in the bathroom?"
D blinked. No, I jus' took a little breather in the middle a my mornin' beauty ritual ta come out here 'n' chat with ya. A course I'm done. #Quote by Jane Seville
Awkwardness quotes by Osamu Dazai
#77. [ ... ] I was afraid to board a streetcar because of the conductor; I was afraid to enter the Kabuki Theater for fear of the usherettes standing along the sides of the red-carpeted staircase at the main entrance; I was afraid to go into a restaurant because I was intimidated by the waiters furtively hovering behind me waiting for my plate to be emptied. #Quote by Osamu Dazai
Awkwardness quotes by John Fowles
#78. It was curious how quiet that last evening was; as if I had already left, and we were just two ghosts talking to each other. #Quote by John Fowles
Awkwardness quotes by Bob Filner
#79. To all the women that I've offended, I had no intention to be offensive, to violate any physical or emotional space. I was trying to establish personal relationships, but the combination of awkwardness and hubris led to behavior that I think many found offensive. #Quote by Bob Filner
Awkwardness quotes by Jonathan Swift
#80. I said, "there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving, by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are slaves. For example, if my neighbour has a mind to my cow, he has a lawyer to prove that he ought to have my cow from me. I must then hire another to defend my right, it being against all rules of law that any man should be allowed to speak for himself. Now, in this case, I, who am the right owner, lie under two great disadvantages: first, my lawyer, being practised almost from his cradle in defending falsehood, is quite out of his element when he would be an advocate for justice, which is an unnatural office he always attempts with great awkwardness, if not with ill-will. The second disadvantage is, that my lawyer must proceed with great caution, or else he will be reprimanded by the judges, and abhorred by his brethren, as one that would lessen the practice of the law. And therefore I have but two methods to preserve my cow. The first is, to gain over my adversary's lawyer with a double fee, who will then betray his client by insinuating that he hath justice on his side. The second way is for my lawyer to make my cause appear as unjust as he can, by allowing the cow to belong to my adversary: and this, if it be skilfully done, will certainly bespeak the favour of the bench. #Quote by Jonathan Swift
Awkwardness quotes by Jane Austen
#81. In addition to what has been already said of Catherine Morland's personal and mental endowments, when about to be launched into all the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks' residence in Bath, it may be stated, for the reader's more certain information, lest the following pages should otherwise fail of giving any idea of what her character is meant to be; that her heart was affectionate, her disposition cheerful and open, without conceit or affectation of any kind - her manners just removed from the awkwardness and shyness of a girl; her person pleasing, and, when in good looks, pretty - and her mind about as ignorant and uninformed as the female mind at seventeen usually is. #Quote by Jane Austen
Awkwardness quotes by Rachel Hawkins
#82. I just ... I wanted to say thank you. For trying to save Finley and for ... I don't know. Being nicer to us than you had to be."
I smiled at her, and for a second, we did that "are we gonna hug?" dance, both of us moving in and out, our arms held at our sides. Good to know awkwardness apparently ran in the family. In the end, we just kind of patted each other's shoulders before Izzy went back downstairs, and I headed into my room. #Quote by Rachel Hawkins
Awkwardness quotes by Patrick McGrath
#83. Isolated people, those who live alone, are always conscious of their condition in the homes of families. #Quote by Patrick McGrath
Awkwardness quotes by Paul Graham
#84. Sometimes the current even starts to flow in the other direction: sometimes, particularly in university math and science departments, nerds deliberately exaggerate their awkwardness in order to seem smarter. #Quote by Paul Graham
Awkwardness quotes by Zach Galifianakis
#85. My forte is awkwardness. #Quote by Zach Galifianakis
Awkwardness quotes by Anne Clendening
#86. I lead a double life. I'm John Wayne Gacy. I present myself in potentially awkward social situations as a laughing, colorful clown to gain your regard. If you ask my friends and neighbors, they will tell you I'm "normal" and that I "keep to myself." Meanwhile, there's a crawlspace in the basement where I've buried my secrets. It's starting to get pretty crowded down there, but they are mine. And there they'll stay. #Quote by Anne Clendening
Awkwardness quotes by D.C. Pierson
#87. And that day, I probably walked right by them out of class, not really knowing either of them or having any idea who they'd end up being to me, but I can imagine it so accurately because I was then (and I guess I am still) in my own world of misreading people, reaching out to them in an awkward, overplanned way that blows up big-time, then retreating back in to my just-me existence, while they go around telling anyone who will listen what a tard I am. #Quote by D.C. Pierson
Awkwardness quotes by Harriet Beecher Stowe
#88. It was the first time that ever George had sat down on equal terms at any white man's table; and he sat down, at first, with some constraint, and awkwardness; but they all exhaled and went off like fog, in the genial morning rays of this simple overflowing kindness.
This indeed, was a home, - home, -a word that George had never yet known a meaning for; and a belief in God, and trust in His providence, began to encircle his heart, as, with a golden cloud of protection and confidence, dark, misanthropic, pining, atheistic doubts, and fierce despair, melted away before the light of a living Gospel, breathed in living faces, preached by a thousand unconscious acts of love and good-will, which, like the cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple, shall never lose their reward. #Quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Awkwardness quotes by Piers Anthony
#89. Barbarian
A Code of Conduct honored by all true barbarian warriors, requiring excellent coordination with weapons, closeness to nature, awkwardness with women, common sense, and completion of the mission. #Quote by Piers Anthony
Awkwardness quotes by Elizabeth Hardwick
#90. I have come to the belief that there is not merely an accidental relationship between bad writing and routine sociological research, but a wonderfully pure, integral relationship; the awkwardness is necessary and inevitable. #Quote by Elizabeth Hardwick
Awkwardness quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#91. In stating as fully as I could how things really were, it was often very difficult and I wrote awkwardly and the awkwardness is what they called my style. All mistakes and awkwardness are easy to see, and they called it style. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Awkwardness quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#92. Delaura was aware of his own awkwardness with women. To him they seemed endowed with an untransferable use of reason that allowed them to navigate without difficulty among the hazards of reality. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Awkwardness quotes by Marcel Proust
#93. The salient feature of the absurd age I was at
an age which for all its alleged awkwardness, is prodigiously rich
is that reason is not its guide, and the most insignificant attributes of other people always appear to be consubstantial with their personality. One lives among monsters and gods, a stranger to peace of mind. There is scarcely a single one of our acts from that time which we would not prefer to abolish later on. But all we should lament is the loss of the spontaneity that urged them upon us. In later life, we see things with a more practical eye, one we share with the rest of society; but adolescence was the only time when we ever learned anything. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Awkwardness quotes by Preeti Bhonsle
#94. I didn't get the time to tell you, or to hold you, or get there to holding you without any awkwardness. It breaks my heart, not a little but a lot, to see how things have turned out and once upon a time i would try to set them right, but now i know there is no point, in trying or in hoping, because it is how it is, and not much can be done, or should be done, but i still wanted to tell you, maybe one of these days I will, maybe I won't but I wanted to tell you that I wanted those things with you.

Meeting you for coffee on a rainy day, in a cafe somewhere between our homes. Spending the evening sitting by the sea, looking at the waves, listening to the noise and chaos of the city around us. Talking a walk with you in that park where we met the second time. Watching a movie with you. Having you over, coming over to yours. Going out to bars, birthday celebrations. Fighting sometimes, crazy loving the next. I wanted these things, and a few more. Oh god, i really wanted them with you. #Quote by Preeti Bhonsle
Awkwardness quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#95. But the trouble was that the hysterics could not go on for ever, and (I am writing the loathsome truth) lying face downwards on the sofa with my face thrust into my nasty leather pillow, I began by degrees to be aware of a far-away, involuntary but irresistible feeling that it would be awkward now for me to raise my head and look Liza straight in the face. Why was I ashamed? I don't know, but I was ashamed. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Awkwardness quotes by Alain De Botton
#96. The very concept of trying to 'teach' a lover things feels patronising, incongruous and plain sinister. If we truly loved someone, there could be no talk of wanting him or her to change. Romanticism is clear on this score: true love should involve an acceptance of a partner's whole being. It is this fundamental commitment to benevolence that makes the early months of love so moving. Within the new relationship, our vulnerabilities are treated with generosity. Our shyness, awkwardness and confusion endear (as they did when we were children) rather than generate sarcasm or complain; the trickier sides of us are interpreted solely through the filter of compassion.
From these moments, a beautiful yet challenging, and even reckless, conviction develops: that to be properly loved must always mean being endorsed for all that one is. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Awkwardness quotes by Laini Taylor
#97. Sarai had a new, disconcerting awareness of herself, as though she'd never realized how many moving parts she had, all to be coordinated with some semblance of grace. It worked itself out so long as you didn't think about it. Start worrying, though, and it all goes wrong. How had she gone her entire life without noticing the awkwardness of arms, the way they just hang there from your shoulders like links of meat in a shop window? She crossed them - artlessly, she felt, like some arm amateur taking the easy way out. #Quote by Laini Taylor
Awkwardness quotes by Jemaine Clement
#98. There are a lot of difficult situations that lead to awkwardness. #Quote by Jemaine Clement
Awkwardness quotes by Claire North
#99. There is no loneliness more lonely than to be alone in a crowd. No awkwardness more unsettling than the inside joke you do not comprehend. #Quote by Claire North
Awkwardness quotes by Richard Flanagan
#100. He found in the time he was able to spend with Tom - by phone once a month and what became after a time an annual visit to Sydney in midwinter, and then, as his reputation grew and he travelled to Sydney more frequently - that special closeness that siblings sometimes have. It was an ease of company that allows for most things to be unsaid, for awkwardness and error to be entirely unimportant, and for that strange sense of a mysterious shared soul to be expressed through the most trivial of small talk. If beyond their blood relation they had almost nothing in common, Dorrigo Evans still increasingly felt with Tom that he was but one aspect of a larger thing, of which his brother was another, different but complementary part, and their meetings were not so much an assertion of self as a welcome dissolution of it in each other. #Quote by Richard Flanagan
Awkwardness quotes by Mildred Cable
#101. If we go about apologizing for speaking to people of the things of God, we must not be very much surprised if they catch our timidity and they feel awkward and we feel awkward. There is a certain shyness and awkwardness about us when we go to tell men and women of the things of eternal life, which react upon them until they become nervous and awkward too. #Quote by Mildred Cable
Awkwardness quotes by Susan Ee
#102. I turn to Raffe in front of the doors. "Paige and I will - " "I'm sure Paige will sleep better alone." For a second, I think that maybe he wants to be alone with me. I have a moment of crazy awkwardness mixed with excitement before I see his expression. Raffe gives me a stern look. So much for my theory. #Quote by Susan Ee
Awkwardness quotes by China Mieville
#103. Someone came in all Starfleet badges today. Not on my shift, sadly.'
'Fascist,' Leon had said. 'Why are you so prejudiced against nerds?'
'Please,' Billy said. 'That would be a bit self-hating, wouldn't it?'
'Yeah, but you pass. You're like, you're in deep cover,' Leon said. 'You can sneak out of the nerd ghetto and hide the badge and bring back food and clothes and word of the outside world. #Quote by China Mieville
Awkwardness quotes by Patricia Briggs
#104. Much awkwardness ensued. #Quote by Patricia Briggs
Awkwardness quotes by Helena Hunting
#105. What's going on here?" Buck asks just as loudly, gesturing wildly with his giant, hairy knuckled hands.
"I'm sucking his dick," I say sarcastically. Sometimes I wish my mouth didn't have a faulty connection to my brain allowing everything to come out unfiltered.
Alex coughs, his fingers twitching on my hip, and Buck's face turns an unnatural shade of red. This is such an odd situation; the awkwardness causes me to continue to spew idiocy.
"Fine, you got me. I wasn't sucking his dick. We were fucking each other's mouths with our tongues. This is otherwise referred to as kissing, but mouth fucking sounds way dirtier, so I'm gonna go with that. #Quote by Helena Hunting
Awkwardness quotes by Toni Morrison
#106. We were so beautiful when we stood astride her ugliness. Her simplicity decorated us, her guilt sanctified us, her pain make us glow with health, her awkwardness made us think we had a sense of humour. Her inarticulateness made us believe we were eloquent. Her poverty kept us generous ... We honed our egos on her, padded our characters with her frailty ... #Quote by Toni Morrison
Awkwardness quotes by William Hazlitt
#107. Diffidence and awkwardness are antidotes to love. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Awkwardness quotes by Ruta Sepetys
#108. Sometimes there is such beauty in awkwardness. #Quote by Ruta Sepetys
Awkwardness quotes by E. M. Forster
#109. Perhaps anything that he did would have pleased Lucy, but his awkwardness went straight to her heart. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Awkwardness quotes by Patricia Nelson Limerick
#110. On various occasions, especially in trying to think of western American history in the context of the worldwide history of colonialism, it has struck me that much of the mental behavior that we sometimes denounce as ethnocentrism and cultural insensitivity actually derives less from our indifference or hostility than from our clumsiness and awkwardness when we leave the comfort of the English language behind ... [V]enturing outside the bounds of the English language exercises and stretches our minds in ways that are essential for getting as close as we can to the act of seeing the world from what would otherwise remain unfamiliar and alien perspectives. #Quote by Patricia Nelson Limerick
Awkwardness quotes by Jeffery Self
#111. Graceful has never been a word you immediately pinned to my physical prowess; a flailing, tumbling human version of Jenga was a tad closer to accuracy. #Quote by Jeffery Self
Awkwardness quotes by Allyson Kennedy
#112. My face is like some sort of bashful chameleon, flashing red at any sign of social interaction. Stupid face. #Quote by Allyson Kennedy
Awkwardness quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#113. She thought in would be awkward for both to be brought into conscious collision; and fancied that, from her being on a low seat at first, and now standing behind her father, he had overlooked her in his haste. As if he did not feel the consciousness of her presence all over, though his eyes had never rested on her! #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell
Awkwardness quotes by Blake Nelson
#114. I said I looked like a dork and she said that was true, but there was something classic about my dorkiness. I was so open and my awkwardness and embarrassment were so clear and understandable. I was extremely watchable. #Quote by Blake Nelson
Awkwardness quotes by Susan Ee
#115. I look up and see Raffe watching me. I feel a wave of awkwardness. Raffe grabs me around the waist and lifts me into his arms like in an old-time movie. His arms cradle my back and knees. I reflexively wrap my arms around his neck. For a moment, I'm confused, and the silliest thoughts flood through my head. "Don't let me go," he says. #Quote by Susan Ee
Awkwardness quotes by Laurie Halse Anderson
#116. It's easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school. #Quote by Laurie Halse Anderson
Awkwardness quotes by Rowan Speedwell
#117. How did Adam do it? He seemed to be able to look past Miles's weirdness and insecurities and awkwardness to see Miles, himself, what he was-whatever he was-inside. #Quote by Rowan Speedwell
Awkwardness quotes by Dave Gahan
#118. Depeche Mode have never got over their teenage awkwardness with each other. We're still like that. Mates but not mates. That awkwardness is there, only now we have families and kids. #Quote by Dave Gahan
Awkwardness quotes by Tessa Dare
#119. The path was a familiar one. Over the years she'd resided in Spindle Cove, Susanna must have walked it thousands of times. She knew each curve of the land, every last mottled depression in the road. More than once, she'd covered this distance in the dark of night with nary a misstep.
Today, she stumbled.
He was there, catching her elbow in his strong, sure grip. She hadn't realized he was following so close. Just when she thought she'd regained her balance, his heat and presence unsteadied her all over again.
"Are you well?"
"Yes. I think so." In an effort to dispel the awkwardness, she joked, "Mondays are country walks; Tuesdays, sea bathing…"
He didn't laugh. Nor even smile. He released her without comment, moving on ahead to take the lead. His strides were long, but she noticed he was still favoring that right leg.
She did what a good healer ought never do. She hoped it hurt. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Awkwardness quotes by Emma Carlson Berne
#120. Awkwardness with the boyfriend who tried to drown you because he thought he was his own dead brother who turned out not to be dead. Probably not a lot of advice lying around for this particular relationship problem -Hannah #Quote by Emma Carlson Berne
Awkwardness quotes by David Paul Kirkpatrick
#121. The woman of her dreams went into her arms without shame or awkwardness as the boldness of Love overcame them both. #Quote by David Paul Kirkpatrick
Awkwardness quotes by Alexandra Robbins
#122. Awkwardness defines my life. #Quote by Alexandra Robbins
Awkwardness quotes by Nico J. Genes
#123. The girl whose table I occupied was reading a book but I couldn't help but notice that all this time, she was secretly watching me.
"You are beautiful."
I took my eyes off my phone and I saw the girl talking to me. I was embarrassed and didn't know what to say or how to react. #Quote by Nico J. Genes
Awkwardness quotes by Naomi Alderman
#124. Look, do you know what I need right now?"
"What?"
I put my hand at that place at the back of his neck where his hair is short, soft bristles and pulled him toward me. And because it was easy, I guess, or familiar or just because it put an end to the awkwardness, he kissed me back. He smelled exactly like I remembered, maybe even better. And we fell to doing other easy, familiar, forbidden things. #Quote by Naomi Alderman
Awkwardness quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#125. Margaret opened the door and went in with the straight, fearless, dignified presence habitual to her. She felt no awkwardness; she had too much of society for that. Here was a person come on business to her father; and, as she was one who had shown himself obliging, she was disposed to treat him with full measure of civility. Mr. Thornton was a good deal more surprised and discomfited than she. Instead of a quiet, middle-aged clergyman, a young lady came forward with frank dignity,-a young lady of a different type to most of those he was in the habit of seeing. ( ... ) He had heard that Mr. Hale had a daughter, but he had imagined that she was a little girl. #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell
Awkwardness quotes by Osamu Dazai
#126. For someone like myself in whom the ability to trust others is so cracked and broken that I am wretchedly timid and am forever trying to read the expression on people's faces. #Quote by Osamu Dazai
Awkwardness quotes by Donna Lynn Hope
#127. Never ignore the elephant in the room. That's rude; play with it and introduce it. #Quote by Donna Lynn Hope
Awkwardness quotes by Erin McKeown
#128. It's funny because my main awkwardness around writing the song had little to do with the method. #Quote by Erin McKeown
Awkwardness quotes by Meg Rosoff
#129. The boy squirmed, long skinny legs wrapped round each other, rib-cage twisted ninety degrees from his hips in what appeared to be an impossible configuration of limbs. His elbows jutted out abruptly from his sides like some sort of drafting error and (independently aware of their awkwardness) his arms wound themselves round his torso like vines. #Quote by Meg Rosoff
Awkwardness quotes by Stephanie Bond
#130. How about I kiss you so we can get past this awkwardness? #Quote by Stephanie Bond
Awkwardness quotes by Jane Austen
#131. I can never be important to any one.'
'What is to prevent you?'
'Every thing - my situation - my foolishness and awkwardness. #Quote by Jane Austen
Awkwardness quotes by Eva Hoffman
#132. I wish I could breathe a Nabokovian air. I wish I could have the Olympian freedom of sensibility that disdains, in his autobiography, to give the Russian Revolution more than a passing mention, as if such common events did not have the power to wreak fundamental changes in his own life, or as if it were vulgar, tactless, to dwell on something so brutishly, so crudely collective. I wish I could define myself -a s Nabokov defines both himself and his characters - by the telling detail, as preference for months over lozenges, an awkwardness at cricket, a tendency to lose floes or umbrellas. I wish I could live in a world of prismatic reflections, carefully distinguished colours of sunsets and English scarves, synthetic repetitions and reiterative surprises - a world in which even a reddened nostril can be rendered as a delicious hue rather than a symptom of a discomfiting common cold. I wish I could attain such a world because in part that is our most real, and most loved world - the world of utterly individual sensibility, untrampled by history, or horrid intrusions of social circumstance. Oh ye, I think the Nabokovian world is lighted, lightened, and enlightened by the most precise affection. Such affection is unsentimental because it is free and because it attaches to free objects. It can notice what is adorable (or odious, for that matter), rather than what is formed and deformed by larger forces. Characters, in Nabokov's fiction, being perfectly themselves, attain the grace #Quote by Eva Hoffman
Awkwardness quotes by Lorrie Moore
#133. Awkwardness is where tension is, and tension is where the story is. It's also where the comedy is, which I'm interested in; when it resolves it tends to resolve toward melancholy, a certain resignation, which I find interesting as well. #Quote by Lorrie Moore
Awkwardness quotes by Alain Bremond-Torrent
#134. It feels good pulling on these muscles, it feels better than worrying about who is watching. #Quote by Alain Bremond-Torrent
Awkwardness quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#135. They passed the rest of the journey in silence, not because of any awkwardness, but because neither wished conversation to break the spell that the unfolding Highland landscape was weaving about them. And what remarks were needed here? If one listens to the talk of people looking at scenes of great natural beauty, their words are often revealing. "Isn't it beautiful?" is what is most frequently said; to which the reply, 'Yes, beautiful," adds little. What is happening, of course, is a sharing. We wish to share beauty as if it were a discovery; but one can share in silence, and perhaps the sharing is all the more powerful for it. #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Awkwardness quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#136. The Silver Key:
I.
In the first days
of his bondage
he had turned
to the gentle churchly
faith endeared to him
by the naive
trust of his fathers,
for thence stretched
mystic avenues
which seemed to promise
escape from life.
II.

Only on closer view
did he mark the starved
fancy and beauty, the
stale and prosy
triteness, and the
owlish gravity
and grotesque
claims of solid truth
which reigned bore somely
and overwhelmingly
among most
of its professors;
or feel
to the full
the awkwardness
with which
it sought to keep
alive as literal
fact the outgrown
fears and guesses
of a primal
race confronting #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Awkwardness quotes by Joseph Addison
#137. Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness. #Quote by Joseph Addison
Awkwardness quotes by Amy Harmon
#138. She was quietly lovely, unassumingly pretty, completely unaware that at some point between awkwardness and adulthood she had grown so appealing. And because she was unaware, she became more appealing still. #Quote by Amy Harmon
Awkwardness quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#139. The custom and fashion of today will be the awkwardness and outrage of tomorrow - so arbitrary are these transient laws. #Quote by Alexandre Dumas
Awkwardness quotes by Charlie Flynn
#140. Sometimes you need to be awkward to beat awkwardness #Quote by Charlie Flynn
Awkwardness quotes by Rick Riordan
#141. Sam's body language looked pretty stiff. I was too far away to hear, but I imagined her conversation with Alex was something like:
Sam: Awkward.
Alex: Awkward, awkward.
Sam (nodding): Awkward, awkward, awkward. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Awkwardness quotes by Christian Finnegan
#142. What people really want is not to make something funny, but to make something amusing - which, in many ways, is the opposite of funny. To amuse someone is to eliminate discomfort and awkwardness, kind of like a massage for the brain, while to be funny is to point out awkwardness and discomfort. Everyone thinks they want funny, but they really want amusement. #Quote by Christian Finnegan
Awkwardness quotes by Alexandra Petri
#143. Embarrassing ourselves in front of strangers is literally one of the worst things that can happen to us. It's in the slot where polio used to be. Awkwardness, rejection, missing out. We've conquered everything else and these constants of human life are all that remain to bedevil us. #Quote by Alexandra Petri
Awkwardness quotes by Richard Ayoade
#144. I've found out that I may be more awkward than I thought I was, but then I never saw anyone because I was in my room a lot. It's fine not to speak when you're on your own and to stammer and to not have eye contact but, outside, it's frowned upon. #Quote by Richard Ayoade
Awkwardness quotes by Tiffany Reisz
#145. So you think we can be friends?" Elle asked. "No jealousy? No awkwardness?"
"Jealousy is a sign of insecurity. He adores me," Juliette said. #Quote by Tiffany Reisz
Awkwardness quotes by Polly Shulman
#146. So how did you get this job, anyway?' I asked.
'My science teacher.'
'Why'd he pick you?'
'For my brains and good looks, obviously.'
'Yeah, right. My social studies teacher picked me, but I can't really figure out why.
'For your brains and good looks, obviously.'
'Um, thanks.' Had Aaron just complimented me? Wow. #Quote by Polly Shulman
Awkwardness quotes by Roxane Gay
#147. I love how I can see [on Twitter] some of the thoughts and ideas of my favorite cultural figures and still also chatter with my friends and family. It's a cocktail party with a fraction of the awkwardness of an actual cocktail party. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Awkwardness quotes by Meir Shalev
#148. Mine is the tongue tied silence of awkwardness, hers the smiling silence of anticipation, and then we utter inanities to each other, like "beautiful weather arranged for us" and "I like these kind of clouds. #Quote by Meir Shalev
Awkwardness quotes by Colleen Houck
#149. You know, sleeping outdoors isn't all bad. You get to stare up at the stars and cool breezes ruffle your fur after a hot day. The grass smells sweet and," he made eye contact with me, "so does your hair."
I blushed and grumbled, "Well, I'm glad someone enjoyed it."
He smiled smugly and said, "I did."
I had a quick flash of him as a man snuggled up next to me in the forest, imagined him resting his head on my lap while I stroked his hair, and decided to focus on the matter at hand.
"Well, listen, Ren, you're changing the subject. I don't appreciate the way you manipulated me into being here. Mr. Kadam should've told me at the circus."
He shook his head. "We didn't think you'd believe his story. He made up the trip to the tiger reserve to get you to India. We figured once you were here, I could change into a man and clarify everything."
I admitted, "You're probably right. If you had changed to a man there, I don't think I would have come"
"Why did you come?"
"I wanted to spend more time with…you. You know, the tiger. I would have missed him. I mean you." I blushed.
He grinned lopsidedly. "I would have missed you too."
I wrung the hem of my shirt between my hands.
Misreading my thoughts, he said, "Kelsey. I'm truly sorry for the deception. If there'd been any other way-"
I looked up. He hung his head in a way that reminded me of the tiger. The frustration and awkwardness I felt about him dissipated. My instincts told me #Quote by Colleen Houck
Awkwardness quotes by Agatha Christie
#150. It was artificial conversation, but it tided us over the first awkwardness. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Awkwardness quotes by Jodi Picoult
#151. They sat in the companionable awkwardness caused by knowing extremely private things about each other that had never been directly confided. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Awkwardness quotes by Elizabeth O'Roark
#152. Every day, you and I are witnessing the impossible. We're having the same dreams, for God's sake. You know things you couldn't possibly know, and from the moment I met you, it felt like you were…"
"It felt like I was what?"
"Mine," I reply.
The awkwardness of that word washes over us both. I've never called anyone mine in my life, and she is with someone else. But I also know what I said was right. She is meant to be mine #Quote by Elizabeth O'Roark
Awkwardness quotes by Kazimir Malevich
#153. Everywhere there is craft and technique; everywhere there is artistry and form. Art itself, technique, is ponderous and clumsy, and because of its awkwardness it obstructs that inner element ... #Quote by Kazimir Malevich
Awkwardness quotes by Kobo Abe
#154. Nothing is so awkward as a demonstration of humanity by the enemy. #Quote by Kobo Abe
Awkwardness quotes by David Zayas
#155. I saw the original that Gela Babluani wrote and directed called '13 Tzameti,' and that was very interesting. I believe it was a French film, and I was just intrigued by the awkwardness; the off-beatness of the film really just grasped me. #Quote by David Zayas
Awkwardness quotes by Peter Cameron
#156. I felt this awful obligation to be charming or at least have something to say, and the pressure of having to be charming (or merely verbal) incapacitates me. #Quote by Peter Cameron
Awkwardness quotes by Keaton Henson
#157. Grow up with me,Let's run in fields and through the dark together,Fall off swings and burn special things,And both play outside in bad weather,Let's eat badly,Let's watch adults drink wine and laugh at their idiocy,Let's sit in the back of the car making eye contact with strangers driving past,Making them uncomfortable,Not caring, not swearing, don't look,Let's both reclaim our superpowers, The ones we all have and lose with our milk teeth,The ability not to fear social awkwardness,The panic when locked in the cellar, still sure there's something down there,And while picking through pillows each feather,Let's both stay away from the edge of the bed,Forcing us closer together,Let's sit in public, with ice-cream all over both our faces,Sticking our tongues out at passers-by,Let's cry, let's swim, let's everything,Let's not find it funny, lest someone falls over,Classical music is boring,Poetry baffles us both,There's nothing that's said is what's meant,Plays are long, tiresome, sullen and filled With hours that could be spent rolling down hills and grazing our knees on cement,Let's hear stories and both lose our innocence,Learn about parents and forgiveness,Death and morality,Kindness and heart,Thus losing both of our innocent hearts,But at least we wont do it apart,Grow up with me. #Quote by Keaton Henson
Awkwardness quotes by Norah Jones
#158. Nobody was listening when I learned how to play music. But there's something about being on stage, talking to the audience, looking at them and smiling, that's always been difficult for me. I'm a lot more comfortable now, but there are still moments of awkwardness. #Quote by Norah Jones
Awkwardness quotes by Jeff Goins
#159. There is a relational part of this job of being a writer you need to embrace - even if you're the most introverted person in the world. Email is your friend, and it's far less scary than picking up the phone. Find ways to work up the courage to network and introduce yourself to strangers. Depending on your personality, it can be very hard. But it's also worth the awkwardness and discomfort. #Quote by Jeff Goins
Awkwardness quotes by William Hazlitt
#160. Elegance is something more than ease; it is more than a freedom from awkwardness or restraint. It implies, I conceive, a precision, a polish, a sparkling, spirited yet delicate. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Awkwardness quotes by Jon Ronson
#161. Is Obama satanic?" he asked me. I was grateful for the conversation starter - I consider anything that staves off social awkwardness to be a blessing - but I couldn't lie. #Quote by Jon Ronson
Awkwardness quotes by Hayley Williams
#162. Twilight is the first series of books I've ever read. I didn't get into the Harry Potter series, even though I love the movies. Twilight really caught my attention and held it. I'm really excited to see the book adapted to film and excited that our band gets to be a part of the phenomenon. I chose the title "Decode" because the song is about the building tension, awkwardness, anger and confusion between Bella and Edward. Bella's mind is the only one which Edward can't read and I feel like that's a big part of the first book and one of the obstacles for them to overcome. It's one added tension that makes the story even better. #Quote by Hayley Williams
Awkwardness quotes by Elena Ferrante
#163. I had never seen her naked, I was embarrassed. Today I can say that it was the embarrassment of gazing with pleasure at her body, of being the not impartial witness of her sixteen-year-old's beauty a few hours before Stefano touched her, penetrated her, disfigured her, perhaps, by making her pregnant. At the time it was just a tumultuous sensation of necessary awkwardness, a state in which you cannot avert the gaze or take away the hand without recognizing your own turmoil, without, by that retreat, declaring it, hence without coming into conflict with the undisturbed innocence of the one who is the cause of the turmoil, without expressing by that rejection the violent emotion that overwhelms you, so that it forces you to stay, to rest your gaze on the childish shoulders, on the breasts and stiffly cold nipples, on the narrow hips and the tense buttocks, on the black sex, on the long legs, on the tender knees, on the curved ankles, on the elegant feet; and to act as if it's nothing, when instead everything is there, present, in the poor dim room, amid the worn furniture, on the uneven, water-stained floor, and your heart is agitated, your veins inflamed. #Quote by Elena Ferrante
Awkwardness quotes by Toni Morrison
#164. All of our waste which we dumped on her and which she absorbed. And all of our beauty, which was hers first and which she gave to us. All of us--all who knew her--felt so wholesome after we cleaned ourselves on her. We were so beautiful when we stood astride her ugliness. Her simplicity decorated us, her guilt sanctified us, her pain made us glow with health, her awkwardness made us think we had a sense of humor. Her inarticulateness made us believe we were eloquent. Her poverty kept us generous. Even her waking dreams we used--to silence our own nightmares. And she let us, and thereby deserved our contempt. We honed our egos on her, padded our characters with her frailty, and yawned in the fantasy of our strength.

And fantasy it was, for we were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good, but well behaved. We courted death in order to call ourselves brave, and hid like thieves from life. We substituted good grammar for intellect; we switched habits to simulate maturity; we rearranged lies and called it truth, seeing in the new pattern of an old idea the Revelation and the Word. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Awkwardness quotes by Blake Crouch
#165. They were just two people sharing a table, trying to limp through the awkwardness. #Quote by Blake Crouch
Awkwardness quotes by Neal Shusterman
#166. They meet in the girls' bathroom. The last time they were forced to meet in a place like this, they took separate, isolated stalls. Now they share one. They hold each other in the tight space, making no excuses for it. There's no time left in their lives for games, or for awkwardness, or for pretending they don't care about each others, and so they kiss as if they've done it forever. As if it is as crucial as the need for oxygen. #Quote by Neal Shusterman
Awkwardness quotes by Banana Yoshimoto
#167. Akira often gets mad at me because he thinks I'm too nice to strangers, and cold as a fish at home. What can I do? He's right, but that's the way I am. I'm more enthusiastic about people I've just met, whom I barely know at all, than with old friends. Before the awkwardness of a new acquaintance has worn off, I'm ready to offer myself up to that person. #Quote by Banana Yoshimoto
Awkwardness quotes by Seth Rogen
#168. After every single take, I laugh. It's my own awkwardness and discomfort about being an actor. #Quote by Seth Rogen
Awkwardness quotes by Robin McKinley
#169. She caught her father one day at breakfast, between ministers with tactical problems and councillors with strategic ones. His face lit up when he saw her, and she made an embarrassed mental note to seek him out more often; he was not a man who had ever been able to enter into a child's games, but she might have noticed before this how wistfully he looked at her. But for perhaps the first time she was recognizing that wistfulness for what it was, the awkwardness of a father's love for a daughter he doesn't know how to talk to, not shame for what Aerin was, or could or could not do. #Quote by Robin McKinley
Awkwardness quotes by Emily Carter
#170. Then there's the thing about who sits where, which I can't stand either; it's more of that kind of thing that makes me pull at my hair when I'm sober. We could sit with my friend between us, but I don't like the looks of that - like he's got two girls, one on either side, nudge, nudge, lucky dog, heh-heh. But then again if I sit on the outside of Lara, it will look like I'm some sort of third wheel, some kind of duenna, or some horrible thing like that…
Just sit, Gloria, it doesn't matter where, because No One Is Looking At You. Hard to believe, and yet it's an ontological starting point I must adhere to, at times, even just to get out of my apartment. #Quote by Emily Carter
Awkwardness quotes by Osamu Dazai
#171. What is society but an individual? [ ... ] The ocean is not society; it is individuals. This was how I managed to gain a modicum of freedom from my terror at the illusion of the ocean called the world. #Quote by Osamu Dazai
Awkwardness quotes by Todd Phillips
#172. There's such an awkwardness to most heterosexual male relationships. You see women who are friends, and they kiss each other good-bye, and they're just so much warmer with each other. But there's this thing with guys where, even between best friends, there's a standoffishness. #Quote by Todd Phillips
Awkwardness quotes by Thomm Quackenbush
#173. Shane never knew how to address her friends' parents. She wanted to call her Mrs. Eliot's Mom, but knew that the cutesiness would not be appreciated. "Mrs. Kaspar" sounded too like a phone solicitor, which would not do after having kissed the circumference of her son's neck. #Quote by Thomm Quackenbush
Awkwardness quotes by Robert Penn Warren
#174. Season late, day late, sun just down, and the sky
Cold gunmetal but with a wash of live rose, and she,
From water the color of sky except where
Her motion has fractured it to shivering splinters of silver,
Rises. Stands on the raw grass. Against
The new-curdling night of spruces, nakedness
Glimmers and, at bosom and flank, drips
With fluent silver. The man,

Some ten strokes out, but now hanging
Motionless in the gunmetal water, feet
Cold with the coldness of depth, all
History dissolving from him, is
Nothing but an eye. Is an eye only. Sees

The body that is marked by his use, and Time's,
Rise, and in the abrupt and unsustaining element of air,
Sway, lean, grapple the pond-bank. Sees
How, with that posture of female awkwardness that is,
And is the stab of, suddenly perceived grace, breasts bulge down in
The pure curve of their weight and buttocks
Moon up and, in swelling unity,
Are silver and glimmer. Then

The body is erect, she is herself, whatever
Self she may be, and with an end of the towel grasped in each hand,
Slowly draws it back and forth across back and buttocks, but
With face lifted toward the high sky, where
The over-wash of rose color now fails. Fails, though no star
Yet throbs there. The towel, forgotten,
Does not move now. The gaze
Remains fixed on the sky. The body,

Profiled against the darkn #Quote by Robert Penn Warren
Awkwardness quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#175. I have heard that stiff people lose something of their awkwardness under high ceilings, and in spacious halls. I think, sculptureand painting have an effect to teach us manners, and abolish hurry. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Awkwardness quotes by Gillian Flynn
#176. Normally, Richard was the kind of guy I disliked, someone born and raised plush: looks, charm, smarts, probably money. These men were never very interesting to me; they had no edges, and they were usually cowards. They instinctively fled any situation that might cause them embarrassment or awkwardness. But Richard didn't bore me. Maybe because his grin was a little crooked. Or because he made his living dealing in ugly things. #Quote by Gillian Flynn
Awkwardness quotes by David Cameron
#177. Edward Heath and Richard Nixon took personal awkwardness with each other to new and excruciating levels. #Quote by David Cameron
Awkwardness quotes by Marlon Wayans
#178. You learn timing on the road. You learn structure and how to read an audience. You learn so much about the business of laughter that you can't learn on a set, because it's all on you. Sometimes you bomb, and you know not to tell that joke again ... You just hope people find the humor in the awkwardness. #Quote by Marlon Wayans
Awkwardness quotes by Sylvain Reynard
#179. I think that leaving things to the imagination is what creates seduction. Sometimes one can have too much of a good thing. Part of the thrill of sex is the anticipation, so as a writer I'm conscious of that fact. In my view, sex is a mystery. If one focuses on the mechanics of sex or the awkwardness of two human beings communing physically, it takes away from the mysterious and sometimes transcendent aspects of it. #Quote by Sylvain Reynard
Awkwardness quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#180. The awkwardness and embarrassment which all feel on beginning to write, when they themselves are the theme, ought to serve as a hint to author's that self is a subject they ought very rarely to descant upon. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Awkwardness quotes by Darin Strauss
#181. I'd violated the primary rule of junior and senior high
don't get people talking about you too much. This was wearing the brightest shirt on the playground. This was Mom giving you a kiss in the lobby. #Quote by Darin Strauss
Awkwardness quotes by R.K. Ryals
#182. That awkward moment when you discover the guy you never wanted to know becomes the guy you want to understand. #Quote by R.K. Ryals
Awkwardness quotes by Cassandra Clare
#183. What do you think it would have been like if Valentine had brought you up along with me? Would you have loved me?"
Clary was very glad she had put her cup down, because if she hadn't, she would have dropped it.
Sebastian was looking at her not with any shyness or the sort of natural awkwardness that might be attendant on such a bizarre question, but as if she were a curious, foreign life-form.
"Well," she said. "You're my brother. I would have loved you. I would have ... had to. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Awkwardness quotes by Nick Hornby
#184. In other words, it is impossible: we cannot function properly, and the evening ends in confusion and awkwardness, and very early. #Quote by Nick Hornby
Awkwardness quotes by Idir Aitsahalia
#185. Social awkwardness is not a crime. #Quote by Idir Aitsahalia
Awkwardness quotes by Emanuel Derman
#186. I wanted to be Feinberg's student, but I didn't know how to go about it. Since it was premature for formal arrangements and since I was naturally reticent and shy, I simply began to greet him very politely whenever our paths crossed. Graduate school was a small community. In corridors and elevators and on campus, I was soon running into Feinberg several times a day, always giving him a polite hello and a nice smile. He would reciprocate similarly with a sort of nervous curling of the lips. As time passed, this limbo of flirtatious foreplay continued unabated. I could never find the courage to broach the question of being his student; I supposed I must have hoped it would just happen wordlessly. Every time I saw him I smiled; every time I smiled he bared his lips back at me with greater awkwardness. Our facial manipulations bore increasingly less resemblance to anything like a real smile; each of our reciprocated gestures was a caricature, a Greek theatrical mask signaling friendliness. One day, on about the fifth intersection of our paths on that particular day, I could stand it no longer. I saw him heading towards me down one of the long dark, old-fashioned Pupin corridors, and immediately turned towards the nearest stairwell and went up one floor to avoid him. Having succeeded at this once, I was compelled to do it repeatedly. Soon I was moving upstairs or downstairs to another floor as soon as I saw him approaching, like the protagonist in some ghastly version of the video #Quote by Emanuel Derman
Awkwardness quotes by Winter Renshaw
#187. No part of me believes this is actually happening, and I don't think it'll feel real until we're cruising down the interstate wondering what the ratio of fun to awkwardness will be this weekend. #Quote by Winter Renshaw
Awkwardness quotes by Laurell K. Hamilton
#188. There is that moment when you are alone with a man and you both realize it. Alone together, there are always possibilities in that. There is a nearly painful awareness of each other. It can lead to awkwardness, to sex, or to fear, depending on the man and the situation. #Quote by Laurell K. Hamilton
Awkwardness quotes by E. M. Forster
#189. Rickie had a young man's reticence. He generally spoke of "a friend," "a person I know," "a place I was at." When the book of life is opening, our readings are secret, and we are unwilling to give chapter and verse. Mr. Pembroke, who was half way through the volume, and had skipped or forgotten the earlier pages, could not understand Rickie's hesitation, nor why with such awkwardness he should pronounce the harmless dissyllable "Ansell. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Awkwardness quotes by David Levithan
#190. I have to cross the river of extreme awkwardness in order to get to the paradise on the other side. #Quote by David Levithan
Awkwardness quotes by Liane Moriarty
#191. The awkwardness over the letter was just because of the innate awkwardness of all long-distance phone calls. They were unnatural. You were on opposite sides of the world, at opposite ends of the day, so you couldn't quite synchronize your voices: one person too upbeat, the other too mellow. Opening the letter would not result in #Quote by Liane Moriarty
Awkwardness quotes by Becky Albertalli
#192. I never really know the protocol for this kind of situation. It's like when you're in line at a store, and a grandma starts telling you all about her grandchildren or her arthritis, and you smile and nod along. But then it's your turn to check out, so you're just like okay, well, good-bye forever. #Quote by Becky Albertalli
Awkwardness quotes by Ilona Andrews
#193. He'd left for a reason, and I didn't want to be anyone's blast from the past. Still, not knowing was worse than any potential awkwardness. #Quote by Ilona Andrews
Awkwardness quotes by Douglas Coupland
#194. I didn't realize then that so much of being adult is reconciling ourselves with the awkwardness and strangeness of our own feelings. Youth is the time of life lived for some imaginary audience #Quote by Douglas Coupland
Awkwardness quotes by Katherine McIntyre
#195. Too late; my awkwardness had already made an unforgettable appearance, so, of course, I couldn't be let off the hook. #Quote by Katherine McIntyre
Awkwardness quotes by Mark Twain
#196. But, don't you know, there are some things that can beat smartness and foresight? Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn't do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him. #Quote by Mark Twain
Awkwardness quotes by Rachel Bertsche
#197. Being the only stranger at dinner with a group of girls who are already close friends doesn't sound appealing at all. I'll have to pretend to laugh at stories I don't get about people I don't know. I'll probably stuff my face just to have something to do while they all gab about their ninth-grade English teacher or some other inside joke that makes me feel like an outsider. It's hard to know how to behave in those situations. You can jump right in, asking "Who?" and "Where was this?" or you can sit back and let them have their laughs. I almost always opt for the latter, sometimes to my detriment. What I think is letting them have their fun, they might takes as she-thinks-she's-too-cool. #Quote by Rachel Bertsche
Awkwardness quotes by Mercedes Lackey
#198. Adamant was clearly not long on tact. Periapt had tried to be diplomatic and Adam had blundered right into what could have been an uncomfortable moment.
But the girl in question just laughed and the awkwardness passed.
For a moment Andie sobered. Because the way that Adam had so bluntly blurted "Like eat her," reminded her that these were 'dragons' after all, and there were as many "bad" dragons as "good" dragons. And, yes, if the compulsion had been strong enough, they would have eaten the maidens. They would have felt dreadful afterward, but-
But they 'were' dragons. This was what dragons sometimes did.
She had to chuckle a second time, because after so short a time with them, the two were now "Peri" and "Adam" in her mind, and they already showed distinct personalities. #Quote by Mercedes Lackey
Awkwardness quotes by Oscar Wilde
#199. It is in Keats that the artistic spirit of this century first found its absolute incarnation. And these pre-Raphaelites, what were they? If you ask nine-tenths of the British public what is the meaning of the word aesthetics, they will tell you it is the French for affectation or the German for a dado; and if you inquire about the pre-Raphaelites you will hear something about an eccentric lot of young men to whom a sort of divine crookedness and holy awkwardness in drawing were the chief objects of art. To know nothing about their great men is one of the necessary elements of English education. As regards the pre-Raphaelites the story is simple enough. In the year 1847 a number of young men in London, poets and painters, passionate admirers of Keats all of them, formed the habit of meeting together for discussions on art, the result of such discussions being that the English Philistine public was roused suddenly from its ordinary apathy by hearing that there was in its midst a body of young men who had determined to revolutionise English painting and poetry. They called themselves the pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood. In England, then as now, it was enough for a man to try and produce any serious beautiful work to lose all his rights as a citizen; and besides this, the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood - among whom the names of Dante Rossetti, Holman Hunt and Millais will be familiar to you - had on their side three things that the English public never forgives: youth, power and enthusia #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Awkwardness quotes by Jardine Libaire
#200. She buys a coffee with a couple quarters and sits in the park. She fools everyone, and always has, letting her mouth fall open (untended, obviously dumb), and never blinking her eyes, which are mean, simple marbles, one-dimensional and lightless. Her shoulders hunch, the long masculine hands uncertain where to rest or hang. But she's tracking, computing, and either discarding or accepting factors other people barely notice. Her costume - the gray jeans, the fake-gold E on a chain doesn't blend in and doesn't stand out. Her awkwardness is strategic, turning people away in boredom or discomfort before they register the vague, haughty, delicious joy she takes in being alive. #Quote by Jardine Libaire

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