It's a cruel, heartless world out there in commercial rock 'n' roll, and when you take as much time off as we did, eight years, booking agents don't know if you'll draw.
You have within you many strong and cruel enemies to overcome. You must know that there are still a thousand ties which you must break. No one can tell you what they are only you can tell by looking at yourself and into your heart.
I think I've finally proven something to people who were cynical about me. Because they were cruel.
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the waves that roll between him and his home, talks of cruel facts, material barriers that, just because they are material, and not ideal, shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart.
Women love to be called cruel, even when they are kindest.
There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.
Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.
It matters not what your individual position is on either war we are currently prosecuting - in Iraq or Afghanistan - certainly we can all agree protesting at military funerals is a cruel and unnecessary hardship on our military families during their most difficult hour.
Perhaps it should only be added that the Gorean master, though often strict, is seldom cruel. The girl knows, if she pleases him, her lot will be an easy one.
Family responsibility, yes, and always. Family bankruptcy due to the cruel rules of government, no.
It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly, for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable, ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery.
I watched Cruel Intentions a lot and I read the original script. I really wanted to play that character very badly, but I just didn't get the part.
Cruel and cold is the judgment of man, Cruel as winter, and cold as the snow But by-and-by will the deed and the plan Be judged by the motive that lieth below.
You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.
Jealousy is cruel as the grave the coals thereof are coals of fire.
I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature.
I think women can be as cruel as men, and men as tender as women, and vice versa.
Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair.
Everything starts with yourself, with you making up your mind about what you're going to do with your life. I tell kids that it's a cruel world, and that the world will bend them either left or right, and it's up to them to decide which way to bend.
I'll tell you one thing, it's a cruel, cruel world.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel than the severest treatment at the hands of one loved.
The bottom of the sea is cruel.
You can't look in the face of adoration and be cruel.
We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends.