Bitch on the Blog

March 27, 2014

On the up

Filed under: Amusement — bitchontheblog @ 17:54

Just came across this truly awful outlook on life. It’s so awful I don’t wish to deprive my readers:

“Life is the misery we endure between disappointments”.

Dear dog in heaven. Puts a whole new spin on death: Something to look forward to. As endurance tests go you will not be disappointed.



  1. Younges says it’s by some fantasy writer called Joe Abercrombie….. sounds about right!

    Comment by magpie11 — March 27, 2014 @ 19:28 | Reply

    • Indeed. The quote is attributed correctly. Doesn’t make it any better. I prefer Oscar Wilde and his gutter. At least there were stars.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — March 27, 2014 @ 19:35 | Reply

  2. I have a friend who actually believes this

    Comment by John — March 27, 2014 @ 20:23 | Reply

    • I won’t commiserate on this occasion. It’s good to have friends whose approach to life is different to ours. Even if vaguely irritating.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — March 29, 2014 @ 12:24 | Reply

  3. Cheer up Ursula. Things are never so bad they can’t get worse…

    Comment by Phil — March 27, 2014 @ 21:11 | Reply

    • That’s true, Phil. If only to deepen my laughter lines.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — March 29, 2014 @ 12:30 | Reply

  4. If you can come up with one quote from some pessimist, I can from a cynic. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    ― Oscar Wilde

    Comment by Rummuser — March 28, 2014 @ 01:25 | Reply

    • I am very fond of Oscar Wilde. A few years ago I stood next to him. At Madame Tussaud, London. He stands tall. And I blushed – judging by the photo my nephew took. Not to be published.

      I don’t think Wilde a cynic. He just had a very clear view of the world.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — March 29, 2014 @ 12:33 | Reply

  5. There’s a lot to be said for it. It quite cheers me up, as in it’s not that bad, surely.


    Comment by wisewebwoman — March 28, 2014 @ 04:09 | Reply

    • Odd thing is, WWW, and I don’t know why, maybe like you: I find comfort even in the uncomfortable. The thing that will axe me finally has yet to be commissioned at a blacksmith near me.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — March 29, 2014 @ 12:36 | Reply

  6. Ah yes – life’s a bitch and then you die. Difference is I say it tongue in cheek

    Comment by shackman — March 28, 2014 @ 14:32 | Reply

    • I don’t think of life as a bitch. And even if it were you might find yourself once upon a time in Rome. Like Remus and Romulus – brought up by a wolf.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — March 29, 2014 @ 12:38 | Reply

  7. You can only be disappointed if you have expectations. The true pessimists are the ones with the highest expectations that keep getting dashed. That’s why I keep my expectations low…

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — March 31, 2014 @ 13:17 | Reply

    • Interesting spin you put on there. Perceived wisdom being that a pessimist’s expectation is low to begin with, an optimist laying herself wide open to expectation not met (not that that will stop me from being optimistic). The one who has it sussed is the ‘realist’. Whatever that is. Whenever I hear someone say “Realistically speaking …” I know I am in for a lecture. And I am sure they are right. But I am not a dog with a tail between my legs.

      Going back to your ‘you can only be disappointed if you have expectations’. Know what you mean. However, I far rather have expectations – even if dashed from time to time – than spare myself.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — March 31, 2014 @ 14:04 | Reply

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