Literary Quotes that Define Just How FED UP You Are!

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Literature can often put words in our mouth when we find it hard to do so. Who better to turn to than dear old literature to phrase our fed-up-ness?


Sometimes, it is quite impossible to put into words just how fed up we are with our life and the situations around us. We are most often left to depend upon quotes from literary giants of our time and times before- only they mastered the art of fed up expression.


Is it homework? Your stressful relationship? Your nagging parents? Your new professor’s insane online quizzes? Your boss is surpassing the limits of work-time ratios? The government? Global warming? Disintegration of humanity? Loss of hope?


No worries, our literary giants never denied the art of being fed up- they channeled it perfectly for us instead!


Indulge in these literary quotes to express your level of fed-up-ness, and enjoy!


“I am old, Gandalf. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or something.” – J.R.R Tolkien, Lord of the Rings


All those assignments, all that work, all the rallies to fight for our basic rights…it is too much of a stretch of my mind indeed? Our time is spread thin, the butter is running out! Maybe we need a change of jam?


“Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and the Damned



We live in an age where the economy is collapsing, the environment is falling to pieces, democracy is up in the air, and humanity has been buried screaming. Tired, tired, tired? We may not be beautiful but with the world’s weight dropping us to the ground, we sure are damned!


“Winston was gelatinous with fatigue” –George Orwell, 1984


What better way to call that state of watching Netflix and munching on chips than GELATINOUS. Yes, fatigue makes us wiggly and wobbly, like jelly. Don’t stop us from shaking- or rather, please let us shake in our natural gelatinous state of denial.


“Here I am I am tired I am tired of running of having to carry my life like it was a basket of eggs” –William Faulkner, Light in August


Because life is like a basket of eggs! Each problem ready to drop and crack and fall apart. Oh, government? That fell back a mile ago. Humanity? That is on its way to the ground. You better hold onto that last egg called sanity, because the basket is gone! Good thing that egg called salary is tucked safe in your pants.


“ I feel I need a holiday, a very long holiday, as I have told you before. Probably a permanent holiday: I don’t expect I shall return. in fact, I don’t mean to, and I have made all arrangements….” –J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings


If we could all just get a permanent holiday from reality that would be nice. Its not like life will be all set waiting for our return anyway- fascism and lack of productivity hails free!




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