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Letter "R" » reluctance
«The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.»
«The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.»
«One would always want to think of oneself as being on the side of love, ready to recognize it and wish it well /but, when confronted with it in others, one so often resented it, questioned its true nature, secretly dismissed the particular instance as folly or promiscuity. Was it merely jealousy, or a reluctance to admit so noble and enviable a sentiment in anyone but oneself?»
Author: Shirley Hazzard
, on the side
«There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it with reluctance»
«I notice increasing reluctance on the part of marketing executives to use judgment; they are coming to rely too much on research, and they use it as a drunkard uses a lamp post for support, rather than for illumination.»
Author: David Ogilvy
«Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance»
«There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.»