Pity Quotes

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George R.R. Martin
“And I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Sarah J. Maas
“Pity those who don't feel anything at all.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Sarah J. Maas
“Rhysand stared at me for long enough that I faced him.
"Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don't feel anything at all.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Jodi Picoult
“I learn from my own daughter that you don’t have to be awake to cry.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Benjamin Franklin
“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.”
Benjamin Franklin

Criss Jami
“Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

J.R.R. Tolkien
“What a pity that Bilbo did not stab that vile creature, when he had a chance!'
Pity? It was Pity that stayed his hand. Pity, and Mercy: not to strike without need. And he has been well rewarded, Frodo. Be sure that he took so little hurt from the evil, and escaped in the end, because he began his ownership of the Ring so. With Pity.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Charlotte Brontë
“It is a pity that doing one's best does not always answer.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Deb Caletti
“And pity--people who inspire it in you are actually very powerful people. To get someone else to take care of you, to feel sorry for you--that takes a lot of strength, smarts, manipulation. Very powerful people.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Francis of Assisi
“If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”
Francis Of Assisi

Suzanne Collins
“The raw hunk of meat that used to be my enemy makes a sound, and I know where the mouth is. And I think the word he's trying to say is 'please'. Pity, not vengeance sends my arrow flying into his skull.”
Suzanne Collins

Christopher Hitchens
“You should be nicer to him,' a schoolmate had once said to me of some awfully ill-favored boy. 'He has no friends.' This, I realized with a pang of pity that I can still remember, was only true as long as everybody agreed to it.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Shannon L. Alder
“Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless.”
Shannon L. Alder

Terry Goodkind
“Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent.”
Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart, Éowyn!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
tags: pity

Dorothy Parker
“Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, can be prolonged to the point where it ceases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.”
Dorothy Parker

Robin Hobb
“That is the challenge Companion. To take what has happened to you and learn from it. Nothing is quite so destructive as pity, especially self-pity. No event in life is so terrible that one cannot rise above it.

Robin Hobb, Ship of Destiny

Criss Jami
“The exaggerated dopamine sensitivity of the introvert leads one to believe that when in public, introverts, regardless of its validity, often feel to be the center of (unwanted) attention hence rarely craving attention. Extroverts, on the other hand, seem to never get enough attention. So on the flip side it seems as though the introvert is in a sense very external and the extrovert is in a sense very internal - the introvert constantly feels too much 'outerness' while the extrovert doesn't feel enough 'outerness'.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“You are a sad, sad little man and you have my pity.
— Buzz Lightyear
Cathy East Dubowski, Disney's Toy Story

Stefan Zweig
“There are two kinds of pity. One, the weak and sentimental kind, which is really no more than the heart's impatience to be rid as quickly as possible of the painful emotion aroused by the sight of another's unhappiness, that pity which is not compassion, but only an instinctive desire to fortify one's own soul agains the sufferings of another; and the other, the only one at counts, the unsentimental but creative kind, which knows what it is about and is determined to hold out, in patience and forbearance, to the very limit of its strength and even beyond.”
Stefan Zweig, Beware of Pity

George Harrison
“Some things take so long
But how do I explain
When not too many people
Can see we're all the same
And because of all their tears
Your eyes can't hope to see
The beauty that surrounds them
Now, isn't it a pity”
George Harrison

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Walk with me for a while, my friend—you in my shoes, I in yours—and then let us talk.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Eoin Colfer
“A pity to survive night flights over St. Georges Channel only to crack my skull falling from a ladder.”
Eoin Colfer, Airman

William Blake
“Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door.”
William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience

H.G. Wells
“It is when suffering finds a voice and
sets our nerves quivering that this pity comes troubling us.”
H.G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau

Emily Brontë
“I have no pity! I have no pity! The more worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails! It is a moral teething, and I grind with greater energy, in proportion to the increase of pain.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
tags: pity

Eleanor of Aquitaine
“Pitiful and pitied by no one, why have I come to the ignominy of this detestable old age, who was ruler of two kingdoms, mother of two kings? My guts are torn from me, my family is carried off and removed from me. The young king [crown prince Henry, †1183] and the count of Britanny [prince Geoffrey, †1186] sleep in dust, and their most unhappy mother is compelled to be irremediably tormented by the memory of the dead. Two sons remain to my solace, who today survive to punish me, miserable and condemned. King Richard [the Lionheart] is held in chains [in captivity with Emperor Henry VI of Germany]. His brother, John, depletes his kingdom with iron [the sword] and lays it waste with fire. In all things the Lord has turned cruel to me and attacked me with the harshness of his hand. Truly his wrath battles against me: my sons fight amongst themselves, if it is a fight where where one is restrained in chains, the other, adding sorrow to sorrow, undertakes to usurp the kingdom of the exile by cruel tyranny. Good Jesus, who will grant that you protect me in hell and hide me until your fury passes, until the arrows which are in me cease, by which my whole spirit is sucked out?"

[Third letter to Pope Celestine (1193)]”
Eleanor of Aquitaine

Alexandre Dumas fils
“I gave myself to you sooner than I ever did to any man, I swear to you; and do you know why? Because when you saw me spitting blood you took my hand; because you wept; because you are the only human being who has ever pitied me. I am going to say a mad thing to you: I once had a little dog who looked at me with a sad look when I coughed; that is the only creature I ever loved. When he died I cried more than when my mother died. It is true that for twelve years of her life she used to beat me. Well, I loved you all at once, as much as my dog. If men knew what they can have for a tear, they would be better loved and we should be less ruinous to them.”
Alexandre Dumas-fils, La Dame aux Camélias
tags: love, men, pity

Criss Jami
“The funny thing about the heart is a soft heart is a strong heart, and a hard heart is a weak heart.”
Criss Jami, Healology

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