Loathing Quotes

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Frederick Douglass
“In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky — her grand old woods — her fertile fields — her beautiful rivers — her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When I remember that all is cursed with the infernal actions of slaveholding, robbery and wrong, — when I remember that with the waters of her noblest rivers, the tears of my brethren are borne to the ocean, disregarded and forgotten, and that her most fertile fields drink daily of the warm blood of my outraged sisters, I am filled with unutterable loathing.”
Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings

Hunter S. Thompson
“The waitress had the appearance of a very old hooker who had finally found her place in life”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Stefan Zweig
“A lame creature, a cripple like myself, has no right to love. How should I, broken, shattered being that I am, be anything but a burden to you, when to myself I am an object of disgust, of loathing. A creature such as I, I know, has no right to love, and certainly no right to be loved. It is for such a creature to creep away into a corner and die and cease to make other people's lives a burden with her presence.”
Stefan Zweig , Beware of Pity

Yukio Mishima
“Possibly a man who hates the land should dwell on shore forever. Alienation and the long voyages at sea will compel him once again to dream of it, torment him with the absurdity of longing for something that he loathes.”
Yukio Mishima, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Terry Pratchett
“Oh, that's just Thud! That's easy!" yapped a voice.

Both men turned to look at Horsefry, who had been made perky by sheer relief.

"I used to play it when I was a kid," he burbled. It's boring. The dwarfs always win!"

Gilt and Vetinari shared a look. It said: While I loathe you and every aspect of your personal philosophy to a depth unplummable by any line, I'll credit you at least with not being Crispin Horsefry.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Robert G. Ingersoll
“If the bible be true, God commanded his chosen people to destroy men simply for the crime of defending their native land. They were not allowed to spare trembling and white-haired age, nor dimpled babes clasped in the mothers' arms. They were ordered to kill women, and to pierce, with the sword of war, the unborn child. 'Our heavenly Father' commanded the Hebrews to kill the men and women, the fathers, sons and brothers, but to preserve the girls alive. Why were not the maidens also killed? Why were they spared? Read the thirty-first chapter of Numbers, and you will find that the maidens were given to the soldiers and the priests. Is there, in all the history of war, a more infamous thing than this? Is it possible that God permitted the violets of modesty, that grow and shed their perfume in the maiden's heart, to be trampled beneath the brutal feet of lust? If this was the order of God, what, under the same circumstances, would have been the command of a devil? When, in this age of the world, a woman, a wife, a mother, reads this record, she should, with scorn and loathing, throw the book away. A general, who now should make such an order, giving over to massacre and rapine a conquered people, would be held in execration by the whole civilized world. Yet, if the bible be true, the supreme and infinite God was once a savage.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Patrick Süskind
“And he wallowed in disgust and loathing, and his hair stood on end at the delicious horror.”
patrick suskind, Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer

Eugene V. Debs
“I left that church with rich and royal hatred of the priest as a person, and a loathing for the church as an institution, and I vowed that I would never go inside a church again.

[Eugene V. Debs, describing his teenage reaction to a hellfire lecture by a priest]”
Eugene V. Debs

“There is no elegance in hate, but there is tremendous beauty in the unintended revenge of living well and being happy.”
Victoria Malin Gregory

Shannon L. Alder
“It is not through fighting the opposition that will win you dignity. It is when you fight the fear in yourself that asks you why you don't feel you have it, regardless if you win or lose.”
Shannon L. Alder

Dave Matthes
“Hemingway is overrated,
Twain is even more lost at sea,
And all truths point to the mouth of a woman,
Where both her whispers and her screams,
Are born.
Pour another glass,
Beer, wine, whiskey,
I don't care,
So long as its wisdom is sharp,
And it tells lies instead of promises.”
Dave Matthes, The Kaleidoscope Syndrome: An Anthology

Nenia Campbell
“People say hate is like a poison — but they're wrong. It's like a drug. You never forget your first hit, how it seduces you with its strength and power, and takes you completely by storm. It colors your world in light and meaning, until you wonder how you ever managed to get by without it. And then, eventually, you get to a point where you can't. It takes over your life, until hating becomes your reason for living.”
Nenia Campbell, Cease and Desist

Dean Koontz
“When Victoria told me how intensely she hated me, I kept the Beretta aimed at her face, but heard myself say, "I don't hate you."
She called me an effing liar and said, "Hate makes the world go around. Envy, lust and hate."
"I stopped hating anyone the day when I realized hating can't restore to me anything that's lost.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Apocalypse

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Heiraten heißt das Mögliche t(h)un, einander zum Ekel zu werden.

(Marrying means doing whatever possible to become repulsed of each other.)”
Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Always Being Right

Allan Gurganus
“The tree feels splintery, nasty to my touch; it feels Floridian, more reptile than vegetable, more stucco than stone. I do loathe this state, their Elba.”
Allan Gurganus, Plays Well with Others

Alice Walker
“He say, Celie, tell me the truth. You don't like me cause I'm a man?
I blow my nose. take off they pants, I say, and men look like frogs to me. No matter how you kiss 'em, as far as I'm concern, frogs is what they stay.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple

Carlos Wallace
“Insecurity is debilitating. It cripples your motivation and breaks your spirit. The condition is NOT insurmountable, but healing will only begin when self loathing ends. Once you learn to love the person you are, there are no limits to the person you can become.”
Carlos Wallace, Life Is Not Complicated-You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings

Robert Hillman
“Love and loathing can hold no surprises for most people in middle age. What we haven't gorged on, we've sampled.”
Robert Hillman, Joyful

Vladimir Nabokov
“My loathings are simple. stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.”
Vladimir Nabokov

Lailah Gifty Akita
“You cannot find strength by loathing.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Carole Seymour-Jones
“I loathe my childhood and all that remains of it.

Jean-Paul Sartre, Words”
Carole Seymour-Jones, A Dangerous Liaison

Jaime Allison Parker
“Steffy risked a glance at her fellow neighbors and townspeople. She often looked for kindred spirits in the crowd. None were ever found. Just once, she wished to see someone trying to hide a smile, a snicker, or plain sighing at the absurdity. The rowdy outcasts among the community were not welcome in the church. They knew better than to show their faces.”
Jaime Allison Parker

Wataru Watari
“Once you've seen something that's got nothing to do with you, you can't claim ignorance. But you're still powerless. So at the very least, you want to let yourself feel pity and leave it at that. Those emotions are beautiful and noble, but they're also a cruel and ugly excuse. It's nothing more than an extension of the deceitful youth ideology that I loathe so much.”
Wataru Watari, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。4

“unfull but full of loathing”
Emily Skaja, Brute: Poems

Ottessa Moshfegh
“I doubt she deserved the amount of hatred I directed at her, but I loathed just about everybody back then.”
Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen

Gustave Flaubert
“One need not possess joys in order to taste their bitterness! Even to view them from afar off begets loathing of them. Thou must be fatigued by the monotony of the same actions, the length of the days, the hideousness of the world, the stupidity of the sun?”
Gustave Flaubert, The Temptation of St. Antony

Amos Oz
“More and more commonly, the strongest public sentiment is one of profound loathing - subversive loathing of 'the hegemonic discourse,' Western loathing of the East, Eastern loathing of the West, secular loathing of believers, religious loathing of the secular. Sweeping, unmitigated loathing surges like vomit from the depths of this or that misery. Such extreme loathing is a component of fanaticism in all its guises.”
Amos Oz, שלום לקנאים

Anne Lamott
“Some of my wise, more evolved friends say that loathing certain people, henceforth referred to as Them, is not worth the effort, that they are too thin as human forms to actually hate. I say, ‘Not for me, baby.”
Anne Lamott, Almost Everything: Notes on Hope