Quarrel Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

“[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

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

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

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
“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

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Silence is often the wisest reply.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is possible for you to be the wrong one in an argument about you.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“You can be right and still lose the fight.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Never argue with a fool. People may realize or remember that you are one.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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.”
Jean Stratton Porter

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Thinking that someone is wrong is a very common way of being wrong.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

C.S. Lewis
“If we were all on board ship and there was trouble among the stewards, I can just conceive their chief spokesman looking with disfavor on anyone who stole away from the fierce debates in the saloon or pantry to take a breather on deck. For up there, he would taste the salt, he would see the vastness of the water, he would remember that the ship had a whither and a whence. He would remember things like fog, storms, and ice. What had seemed, in the hot, lighted rooms down below to be merely the scene for a political crisis, would appear once more as a tiny egg-shell moving rapidly through an immense darkness over an element in which man cannot live. It would not necessarily change his convictions about the rights and wrongs of the dispute down below, but it would probably show them in a new light. It could hardly fail to remind him that the stewards were taking for granted hopes more momentous than that of a rise in pay, and the passengers forgetting dangers more serious than that of having to cook and serve their own meals. Stories of the sort I am describing are like that visit to the deck. They cool us.”
C.S. Lewis, Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories

Jarod Kintz
“I don’t like my ducks in a row. I don’t like it when they quarrel.”
Jarod Kintz, Ducks are the stars of the karaoke bird world

L.P. Hartley
“Apart from work, he didn't need an outside stimulus, except that curious one of picking a quarrel. It was in hostility that his being fulfilled itself. As a soldier should be, he was sudden and fierce in quarrel.”
L.P. Hartley, The Hireling

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“We quarreled," he said. "Things were said that shouldn't have been said on both sides. But that girl has such a temper, you wouldn't believe it... She threatened to leave us and said she'd never come back.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“All the Lucas and Dorcas can hardly pass without a fracas over a communal carcass.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

“Family that fight each other will fall apart.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“We know that positive thoughts brings positive results. In India how many people knows it? How many are carrying it ? Otherwise there is no quarrel, fights, arguments, etc. I think this is the name of human beings. Do you agree or it?”
pranita deshpande

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“When two men quarrel, who owns the cooler head is the more to blame.”

“Из двух ссорящихся более виноват тот, кто умнее” (in Russian)”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Laura Tims
“You need to grow up and deal with the fact that just because I can do some stuff doesn't mean I can do everything we used to, even if it makes you feel bad, because pretending it don't happen doesn't stop it from being a thing. it just is.”
Laura Tims, The Art of Feeling

“When the war is intensified, the best safety is to withdraw.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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