Quarrel Quotes

Quotes tagged as "quarrel" (showing 1-30 of 43)
Richelle Mead
“I see how it is,” I snapped. “You were all in favor of me breaking the tattoo and thinking on my own—but that’s only okay if it’s convenient for you, huh? Just like your ‘loving from afar’ only works if you don’t have an opportunity to get your hands all over me. And your lips. And . . . stuff.”

Adrian rarely got mad, and I wouldn’t quite say he was now. But he was definitely exasperated. “Are you seriously in this much self-denial, Sydney? Like do you actually believe yourself when you say you don’t feel anything? Especially after what’s been happening between us?”

“Nothing’s happening between us,” I said automatically. “Physical attraction isn’t the same as love. You of all people should know that.”

“Ouch,” he said. His expression hadn’t changed, but I saw hurt in his eyes. I’d wounded him. “Is that what bothers you? My past? That maybe I’m an expert in an area you aren’t?”

“One I’m sure you’d just love to educate me in. One more girl to add to your list of conquests.”

He was speechless for a few moments and then held up one finger. “First, I don’t have a list.” Another finger, “Second, if I did have a list, I could find someone a hell of lot less frustrating to add to it.” For the third finger, he leaned toward me. “And finally, I know that you know you’re no conquest, so don’t act like you seriously think that. You and I have been through too much together. We’re too close, too connected. I wasn’t that crazy on spirit when I said you’re my flame in the dark. We chase away the shadows around each other. Our backgrounds don’t matter. What we have is bigger than that. I love you, and beneath all that logic, calculation, and superstition, I know you love me too. Running away and fleeing all your problems isn’t going to change that. You’re just going to end up scared and confused.”

“I already feel that way,” I said quietly.

Adrian moved back and leaned into his seat, looking tired. “Well, that’s the most accurate thing you’ve said so far.”

I grabbed the basket and jerked open the car door. Without another word, I stormed off, refusing to look back in case he saw the tears that had inexplicably appeared in my eyes. Only, I wasn’t sure exactly which part of our conversation I was most upset about.”
Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell

Clint Eastwood
“They say all marriages are made in heaven, but so are thunder and lightning.”
Clint Eastwood

Henry Ward Beecher
“There are more quarrels smothered by just shutting your mouth, and holding it shut, than by all the wisdom in the world.”
Henry Ward Beecher

William Hazlitt
“We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.”
William Hazlitt, Characteristics: In the Manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims

Dorothy L. Sayers
“My husband would do anything for me ...' It's degrading. No human being ought to have such power over another."

"It's a very real power, Harriet."

"Then ... we won't use it. If we disagree, we'll fight it out like gentlemen. We won't stand for matrimonial blackmail.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Busman's Honeymoon

Dorothy L. Sayers
“Listen, Harriet. I do unterstand. I know you don't want either to give or to take ... You don't want ever again to have to depend for happiness on another person."

"That's true. That's the truest thing you ever said."

"All right. I can respect that. Only you've got to play the game. Don't force an emotional situation and then blame me for it."

"But I don't want any situation. I want to be left in peace.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Have His Carcase

Ernest Hemingway
“He had never quarreled much with this woman, while with the women that he loved he had quarreled so much they had finally, always, with the corrosion of the quarreling, killed what they had together. He had loved too much, demanded too much, and he wore it all out.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories

Aristophanes
“[Y]ou [man] are fool enough, it seems, to dare to war with [woman=] me, when for your faithful ally you might win me easily.”
Aristophanes, Lysistrata

Winston S. Churchill
“Of this I am certain, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.”
Winston S. Churchill

William Shakespeare
“Benvolio- "By my head, here come the Capulets."
Mercutio- "By my heel, I care not.”
William Shakespeare

Ilona Andrews
“On the seventh of May, Cerise Mar, Erian Mar, and Mikita Mar traveled to the aforementioned manor house and found Lagar Sheerile, Peva Sheerile, Arig Sheerile, and several men in their employ on the premises. Cerise Mar voiced a polite and a nonviolent request that they get the hell off our land, which was refused.”
Ilona Andrews, Bayou Moon

Patrick Rothfuss
“I do not understand this man," [Tempi] said. "Is he attempting to buy sex with me? Or does he wish to fight?”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Christopher Hitchens
“Then all at once our personal and political quarrels were made very abruptly to converge. In the special edition of the London Review of Books published to mark the events of September 11, 2001, Edward painted a picture of an almost fascist America where Arab and Muslim citizens were being daily terrorized by pogroms, these being instigated by men like Paul Wolfowitz who had talked of 'ending' the regimes that sheltered Al Quaeda. Again, I could hardly credit that these sentences were being produced by a cultured person, let alone printed by a civilized publication.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
“লড়াই-ঝগড়া বাদাবাদি করে আর যাকেই পাওয়া যাক না, ধর্ম-বস্তুটিকে পাবার জো নেই।”
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, গৃহদাহ

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
“Later the brothers had quarrelled, one of those family quarrels we all know with deeply entangled roots, impossible to cure because neither side speaks out clearly, each having much to hide.”
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard

“Pent-up anger is oftentimes more destructive than a good quarrel.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Hermann Hesse
“There had been a quarrel, she had been hurt, had wept. Now it was over; now she sat still and waited. Life would go on. As with children. As with animals. If only you did not talk, did not make simple things complicated, did not turn your soul inside out.”
Hermann Hesse, Klingsors letzter Sommer

Patrick Rothfuss
“I don't care whose son he is. I won't go belly-up like a timid pup. If he's fool enough to take a poke at me, I'll snap the finger clean off that does the poking.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Gene Stratton-Porter
“It must have been perfectly dreadful to see a woman every day for five years, and not give her a pie, when you felt sure yours were better than she could make.”
Gene Stratton-Porter

Kamand Kojouri
“Don’t say to yourself, ‘Everyone argues!’ to justify and normalise your fighting, when the most natural thing is to love.”
Kamand Kojouri

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A quarreling home is bound for destruction”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Dada Bhagwan
“Quarrels and differences of opinions are solely due to a flawed-vision.”
Dada Bhagwan

Billy Graham
“We live in an upside-down world. People hate when they should love, quarrel when they should be friendly, fight when they should be peaceful, wound when they should heal, steal when they should share,
do wrong when they should do right.”
Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Oppression is opposition.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“A small change in mind can greatly change misunderstanding to understanding! Until we really understand misunderstanding, we shall always misunderstand misunderstanding!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Susanna Clarke
“It might well appear to Sir Walter that there had been no quarrel. It was often the case that gentlemen did not observe the signs.”
Susanna Clarke

Tom Holt
“Georgie paused on the threshold for a moment as if hesitant to enter the habitation of such a perjurer lest it should be struck by lightning.”
Tom Holt, Lucia Triumphant

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Even identical twins have their own differences.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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