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Quotes About Unkindness

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Elizabeth Gaskell
“I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it's white, it's snow-white.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Bell Hooks
“All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm's way.”
Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

E.M. Forster
“It's not what people do to you, but what they mean, that hurts.”
E.M. Forster, The Longest Journey

Sue Miller
“I felt the kind of desperation, I think, that cancels the possibility of empathy...that makes you unkind.”
Sue Miller, While I Was Gone

Elizabeth von Arnim
“If one believed in angels one would feel that they must love us best when we are asleep and cannot hurt each other; and what a mercy it is that once in every twenty-four hours we are too utterly weary to go on being unkind.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Solitary Summer

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Punishing a person for the wrongs of another makes about as much sense as throwing up to enjoy the meal a second time.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Enid Blyton
“Remorse is a terrible thing to bear, Pam, one of the worst of all punishments in this life. To wish undone something you have done, to wish you could look back on kindness to someone you love, instead of on unkindness - that is a very terrible thing.”
Enid Blyton, House At The Corner

Larry Crabb
“Certainly we struggle as victims of other people’s unkindness. We have been sinned against. But we cannot excuse our sinful responses to others on the grounds of their mistreatment of us. We are responsible for what we do. We are both strugglers and sinners, victims and agents, people who hurt and people who harm.”
Larry Crabb, Inside Out

M.F. Moonzajer
“The biggest threat against the survival of humanity is not brutality and unkindness, it is stupidity and selfishness.”
M.F. Moonzajer

Mette Ivie Harrison
“A nod at Beatrice who held absolutely still. "She said she would come with me. She insisted on it. She stamped her little foot at me."
He pointed down to her toes as if she were a child yet.
Then he straightened his shoulders. "But I sent her back to the nursery, where she belonged, and told her to play with her dolls instead. As everyone knows, a female on a hunt is a distraction at best and bad luck at worse."

Which explained why Beatrice went into the woods with her hound alone, George thought. She looked now as though she had gone to some other place where she could not hear her father's words and thus could not be hurt by them. George wondered how often she was forced to go to that place.

Did King Helm not see how much she was like him? It seemed she was rejected for any sign of femininity yet also rejected for not showing enough femininity, How could she win?”
Mette Ivie Harrison, The Princess and the Hound

Erin Bow
“Her father sat her down and spoke to her with great seriousness. "You are not a witch, Katerina. There is magic in the world, and some of it is wholesome, and some of it is not, but it is a thing that is in the blood, and it is not in yours.
"The foolish will always treat you badly, because they think you are not beautiful," he said, and she knew this was true. Plain Kate. She was a plain as a stick and thin as a stick and flat as a stick. Her nose was too long and her brows too strong. Her father kissed her twice, once above each brow. "We cannot help what fools think. But understand, it is your skill with a blade that draws this talk. If you want to give up your carving, you have my blessing."
"I will never give it up," she answered.”
Erin Bow, Plain Kate

Mette Ivie Harrison
“Ugly and ungainly. The least dependable creature you ever met. Just when you think you understand her, she changes. If only I had a son," he said bitterly.
Over and over he disparaged her, and George would have thought that Beatrice would be so used to it, she could not be hurt further. But he saw her neck grow stiffer and stiffer.”
Mette Ivie Harrison, The Princess and the Hound

William Shakespeare
“Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.”
William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor

Richelle E. Goodrich
“One bad turn does not excuse another.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Marcel Proust
“Unkindness is inspired by hatred, anger fuels it into action in which there is no great joy; it would take sadism to turn it into something pleasurable; unkind people imagine themselves to be inflicting pain on someone equally unkind.”
Marcel Proust, The Guermantes Way

Amy S. Foster
“She's so pretty, isn't she? Beautiful, really. That prefect skin, those long legs. And that hair! It's so black. Black as a raven's feather, that's what my mother used to say. Do you know, Ellie, what a group of ravens is called? [...] It's called an Unkindness. Isn't that strange? An Unkindness. Well... it's something to think about.”
Amy S. Foster, When Autumn Leaves

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