Quotations that match 'breakdown'.

Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset. Roald Dahl
[ Attack Back Breakdown Country Folk Gentle Gets Heart Nervous Nobody Selling]
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings. Earl Wilson
[ Baseball Breakdown Divided Game Innings Into Nervous Nine Simply]
Whether or not we can save Lake Michigan, whether or not we can avoid a breakdown in our criminal justice system are more important than whether or not I'm going to be governor. Bill Scott
[ Avoid Breakdown Criminal Going Governor Important Justice Lake Michigan More Our Save System Than Whether]
I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn't much of a stretch. Emma Thompson
[ Bottle Breakdown Course Daily Empty Film Get Life Much Nervous Scene Stairs Stand Stretch Top Typical Waving Which]
The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown. Adrienne Rich
[ Bonds Breakdown Children Compassionate Divided Each Form Go Homes Mental Most Mothers Often Other Our Out Physical Strike Strikes Taken Their Tied Worker]
The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard, I didn't put up with it very well. I was sick all the time, or in any case frail, on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Jacques Derrida
[ Any Breakdown Case Edge Experience Frail Hard Nervous Paris Put Sick Time Up Very Well]
We were talking about really getting Europe on its feet. It was our hope that there would be a breakdown of trade barriers in Europe first, and then eventually a breakdown internationally, which would help increase trade with Europe. W. Averell Harriman
[ Barriers Breakdown Europe Eventually Feet First Getting Help Hope Increase Internationally Our Really Talking Then Trade Were Which Would]
Progressive rhetoric has the effect of concealing social crisis and moral breakdown by presenting them as the birth pangs of a new order. Christopher Lasch
[ Birth Breakdown Concealing Crisis Effect Moral New Order Pangs Presenting Progressive Rhetoric Social Them]
Coaching in the NBA is not easy. It's like a nervous breakdown with a paycheck. Pat Williams
[ Breakdown Coaching Easy Nba Nervous Paycheck]
The last thing we need is yet another makeup company. Even I have a nervous breakdown when I go through the department store makeup floor. Lauren Hutton
[ Another Breakdown Company Department Even Floor Go Last Makeup Need Nervous Store Thing Through Yet]
I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown most readily available to adolescent girls. Kate Beckinsale
[ Adolescent Always Anorexia Available Breakdown Felt Form Girls Most Readily]
I was just absolutely exhausted. The media said I've been treated for a nervous breakdown. All that stuff I just took as people taking the opportunity when you're down to give you a kick. John Hewson
[ Absolutely Been Breakdown Down Exhausted Give Just Kick Media Nervous Opportunity Said Stuff Taking Took Treated]
I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation. Charles Evans Hughes
[ Believe Breakdown Dissipation Hard Hours Long Men Overwork Work Worry]
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death. R. D. Laing
[ Also Breakdown Death Enslavement Existential Liberation Madness May Need Potential Renewal Well]
Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs. Kamisese Mara
[ Breakdown Business Citizenry Community Confidence Earnings Even Extent Feared Hit Institutions Jobs Judiciary Justifiably Law Leading Loss Order Reduced Sales Seriously Slump State Such Weakened Were]
I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay. Lionel Blue
[ Being Breakdown Certainly Edge Gay Nervous Open Own Perplexed Sexuality Something]
We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle. Jerry Falwell
[ Acceptable Alternative Approve Benefits Breakdown Decide Equating Establish Family Go Heterosexual Homosexuality Lifestyle Marriage Same-Sex See Values Will]
I had a woman breakdown and cry when she met me which was difficult to deal with because immediately when someone starts to cry, you want to comfort them, you know, "Poor thing." I comforted her. I tried to make her feel better. Elijah Wood
[ Because Better Breakdown Comfort Comforted Cry Deal Difficult Feel Had Her Immediately Know Make Met Poor She Someone Starts Them Thing Tried Want Which Woman]
On the other hand, I believe there's hope, because the breakdown and the repair are happening simultaneously. Kathryn Bigelow
[ Because Believe Breakdown Hand Happening Hope Other Repair Simultaneously]
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell
[ Approaching Belief Breakdown Important Nervous Symptoms Terribly Work]
A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it. Art Buchwald
[ American Bad Breakdown Everyone Frenchman Had Liver Nervous Talk Wants]
Going back to Ireland involves at least six to seven emotional breakdowns for me per day. Anjelica Huston
[ Back Day Emotional Going Involves Ireland Least Per Seven Six]
A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement in the midst of a nervous breakdown, displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders. Michael Medved
[ American Behavior Beyond Bipolar Breakdown Disorders Displaying Glance Goes Inconsistency Into Left Midst Moods Movement Multiple Nervous Personality Quick Realm Reveals]
For the parents of a Little Leaguer, a baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown into innings. Earl Wilson
[ Baseball Breakdown Game Innings Into Leaguer Little Nervous Parents Simply]
I'm taking one thing at a time. With the children and launching my solo career it would drive me to a nervous breakdown if I tried to organise a wedding on top of that. Natasha Hamilton
[ Breakdown Career Children Drive Launching Nervous Organise Solo Taking Thing Time Top Tried Wedding Would]
I have been to hell and back. I had a very, very bad nervous breakdown. Andy Gibb
[ Back Bad Been Breakdown Had Hell Nervous Very]
I love Mariah Carey. Remember the breakdown? I loved the breakdown. Kathy Griffin
[ Breakdown Carey Love Loved Mariah Remember]
And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority. Hu Shih
[ Always Authority Breakdown Mean Old Revolutions]
Barry and I were in the middle of building a house, and I was in the midst of having a nervous breakdown, because that's what you do when you build a house. Cynthia Weil
[ Barry Because Breakdown Build Building Having House Middle Midst Nervous Were]
I've read a couple of things that I was sort of close to having a nervous breakdown. But I don't think I was. I was very, very tired. It was a really difficult time. Kate Bush
[ Breakdown Close Couple Difficult Having Nervous Read Really Sort Things Think Time Tired Very]