Quote by Samuel Johnson
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
This quote suggests that when someone repeatedly discusses their misfortunes, it indicates that there is a certain degree of satisfaction or comfort derived from complaining about them. It implies that individuals may find a peculiar pleasure in sharing their problems with others, possibly seeking sympathy, validation, attention, or even a sense of superiority. Essentially, this quote encourages us to question the motives behind incessant discussions of misfortunes and consider whether there might be some hidden gratification derived from them.
I thought theater people wouldn't see me if I hadn't trained. I didn't want to just be the Brideshead guy, to spend the rest of my life wearing waistcoats. I got the chance to try everything. Not just Romeos, but pimps and grandfathers and even one role as a woman in a Naomi Wallace play called Slaughter City.
There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a democrat like myself must admit this. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with the money touch, but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers.