Neville annoys me by mouthing the arguments of complete pacifism while piling up armaments.
It doesn't do to say that heresy produces the development of doctrine, because that annoys the theologians. But it is true to say that as a matter of history the development of doctrine has been largely a reaction on the Church's part to the attacks of heresy.ronald knox
I played over the music of that scoundrel Brahms. What a giftless bastard! It annoys me that this self-inflated mediocrity is hailed as a genius.pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky
Everything I do and say and the way I do and say it annoys me.buckley, william f., jr.
Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.gilbert keith chesterton
When A annoys or injures B on the pretense of saving or improving X, A is a scoundrel.h. l. mencken
The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.André Gide (1956) The journals, 1889-1949. Vol 2. p.20
Pernicious weed! whose scent the fair annoys Unfriendly to society's chief joys, Thy worst effect is banishing for hours The sex whose presence civilizes ours.william cowper
I played over the music of that scoundrel Brahms. What a giftless bastard! It annoys me that this self-inflated mediocrity is hailed as a genius.Diary entry for October 9, 1886, quoted in Nicolas Slonimsky, Lexicon of Musical Invective (1953), p. 73.
Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much.oscar wilde
My picture [A Boat Passing a Lock, 1823-6] is liked at the [Royal] Academy, indeed it forms a decided feature and its light can not be put out. Because it is the light of nature — the Mother of all that is valuable in poetry — painting or anything else... my execution annoys most of them and all the scholastic ones – perhaps the scarifies I make for 'lightness' and 'brightness' is too much but these things are the essence of Landscape.john constable
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