Severe

Famous quotes containing the word severe:

    It’s unthinkable not to love—you’d have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you’d have to be Philip Larkin.
    Lawrence Durrell (1912–1990)

    A good short story is a work of art which daunts us in proportion to its brevity.... No inspiration is too noble for it; no amount of hard work is too severe for it.
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)

    The Harmless Torturers. In the Bad Old Days, each torturer inflicted severe pain on one victim. Things have now changed. Each of the thousand torturers presses a button, thereby turning the switch once on each of the thousand instruments. The victims suffer the same severe pain. But none of the torturers makes any victim’s pain perceptibly worse.
    Derek Parfit (b. 1943)