Miserable means unhappy. Then what is the meaning of "I want to be miserable". Does it mean I want to be unhappy ? Doesn't make sense. And from the movie 'What happens in Vegas' when cameron diaz got promoted, she rejects and propose her colleague stating that "She likes to be miserable"(Pointing to colleague). I am confused...
Last edited by fayaz_3e; 16-Sep-2010 at 14:27.
Raymott made a good point:
In your context the character didn't say 'I want to be miserable', so it's a moot point.People generally don't say it of themselves.
In the song Love Me or Leave Me we hear the words 'I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else' - a sentiment which I have always considered to be absolutely stupid and totally unrealistic in real life. . .just as 'I want to be miserable' sounds.
Some people seem to be more happy when they have things to complain about, or when people can feel sorry for them. This may be what is meant.
"You. For-- For a whore lot of reasons that don't make any sence to me. I-- I mean, what, we've been no three dates? But, see, that's what's crazy. That's what's crazy, because I know... I know deep, like just down, just in this area that I just know that I want... I want to be miserable. Like, really miserable. Because, hey, if that what it takes for me to be happy then... Wait, that didn't come out right. That... What the hell is wrong with you?!"