Quotable #70: Indifference

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“Indifference to all the actions and passions of mankind was not supposed to be such a distinguished quality at that time, I think. I have known it very fashionable indeed. I have seen it displayed with such success that I have encountered some fine ladies and gentlemen who might as well have been born caterpillars.” — Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, 1850

“I don’t worry about what other people think of me. It’s one of the things I most admired about my dad growing up. He didn’t give a hoot what others thought. He was who he was. It’s one of the qualities that has kept me most sane.” — Chris Kyle

“The highest indifference is when indeed you ignore you are ignoring someone.” — Luigina Sgarro

“I hate feeling hate but feeling nothing feels worse.” — Brian Spellman, Cartoonist’s Book Camp, 2014

“They say philosophers and wise men are indifferent. Wrong. Indifference is a paralysis of the soul, a premature death.” — Anton Chekhov, quoted in “A Boring Story”, Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, 2000

“Sometimes people wear indifference because it’s easier than facing the truth.” — Tammy L. Gray, Until I Knew Myself, 2018

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