In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful "break" was apt to lurk just around the corner.
Busy old fool, unruly sun, Why dost thou thus, Through windows, and through curtains, call on us? Must to thy motions lovers'seasons run? Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide Late schoolboys, and sour prentices, Go tell court-huntsmen that the King will ride, Call countryants to harvest offices; Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.john donne
You gotta take the sour with the bitter.
'Tis melancholy, and a fearful sign Of human frailty, folly, also crime, That love and marriage rarely can combine, Although they both are born in the same clime; Marriage from love, like vinegar from wine A sad, sour, sober beverageby time Is sharpened from its high celestial flavour, Down to a very homely household savour.Rochdale
It's hardly in a body's pow'r,To keep, at times, frae being sour.Robert Burns
Billie Holiday's voice was the voice of living intensity of soul in the true sense of that greatly abused word. As a human being she was sweet, sour, kind, mean, generous, profane, lovable and impossible, and nobody who knew her expects to see anyone quite like her again.Billie Holiday
A book, a woman, and a flask of wine:The three make heaven for me; it may be thineIs some sour place of singing cold and bare —But then, I never said thy heaven was mine.omar khayyám
If only there were a lexicographer of Liang Shih-ch'iu's ability who also had the perspicuity to arrange his dictionary by sound rather than radical! ... No wonder most of us are so sour and gray by the time we reach fifty! The amount of time consumed and the spirit expended in this sort of meaningless, not to mention destructive, type of activity is beyond calculation.victor h. mair
I have a sour face. Maybe that's why they say I'm a dictator.augusto pinochet
I suppose that the main benefit of being rich (over just being independent) is to be able to despise rich people (a good concentration of whom you find in glitzy ski resorts) without any sour grapes. It is even sweeter when these farts don't know that you are richer than they are.nassim nicholas taleb
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us.
There is, in fact, an element of sour grapes in Stoicism. We can't be happy, but we can be good; let us therefore pretend that, so long as we are good, it doesn't matter being unhappy. This doctrine is heroic, and, in a bad world, useful; but it is neither quite true nor, in a fundamental sense, quite sincere.
Piety does not mean that a man should make a sour face about things, and refuse to enjoy in moderation what his Maker has given.
Though some of you with Pilate wash your hands Showing an outward pity; yet you Pilates Have here deliver'd me to my sour cross, And water cannot wash away your sin.william shakespeare
When Alfred's word was ended Stood firm that feeble line, Each in his place with club or spear, And fury deeper than deep fear, And smiles as sour as brine.
I am sure the grapes are sour.
Hey! Who're you callin' sour?!
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity; For wise men say it is the wisest course.
William Carlos Williams published sour Grapes .