terrible

I used to think that humor was the only way to appreciate how wonderful and terrible the world is, to celebrate how big life is. But now I think the opposite. Humor is a way of shrinking from that wonderful and terrible world.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember…. I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter…. After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great.

Mr Ollivander,Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Have you ever watched daytime TV? It’s terrible.

Dean Winchester, Supernatural

The three suicide sisters shared the same therapist, Dr. Emmett Meridian. He must be terrible at his job.

Dexter Morgan, Dexter

I was asked the other day if I would be interested in the Nobel Prize, but I think that for me it would be an absolute catastrophe. I would certainly be interested in deserving it, but to receive it would be terrible. It would just complicate even more the problems of fame. The only thing I really regret in life is not having a daughter.

Gabriel García Márquez

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