Resentment Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.”
Shannon Alder, 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It's Too Late

Carrie Fisher
“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ”
Carrie Fisher

Steve Maraboli
“Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people...but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Rick Riordan
“Leo lowered his screwdriver. He looked at the ceiling and shook his head like, What am I gonna do with this guy?
"I try very hard to be annoying," Leo said. "Don't insult my ability to annoy. And how am I supposed to resent you if you go apologizing? I'm a lowly mechanic. You're like the prince of the sky, son of the Lord of the Universe. I'm supposed to resent you."
"Lord of the Universe?" (Jason)
"Sure, you're all-bam! Lightning man. And 'Watch me fly. I am the eagle that soars-" (Leo)
"Shut up, Valdez." (Jason)
Leo managed a little smile. "Yeah, see. I do annoy you."
"I apologize for apologizing." (Jason)
"Thank you." He went back to work, but the tension had eased between them. Leo still looked sad and exhausted-just not quite so angry.”
Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

Isaac Asimov
“Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.”
Isaac Asimov, The Roving Mind

Elizabeth Gilbert
“As smoking is to the lungs, so is resentment to the soul; even one puff is bad for you.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

“I think resentment is when you take the poison and wait for the other person to die”
M.T., A Sponsorship Guide for 12-Step Programs

“Resentment is often a woman's inner signal that she has been ignoring an important God-given responsibility - that of making choices.”
Brenda Waggoner

Mike  Norton
“Never hold resentments for the person who tells you what you need to hear; count them among your truest, most caring, and valuable friends.”
Mike Norton, Just Another War Story

Shannon L. Alder
“Time doesn't heal all wounds, only distance can lessen the sting of them.”
Shannon Alder

N.K. Jemisin
“But love like that doesn't just disappear, does it? No matter how powerful the hate, there is always a little love left, underneath.
Yes. Horrible, isn't it?”
N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Steve Maraboli
“Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people...but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“Because when there is true equality, resentment does not exist.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Malachy McCourt
“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
Malachy McCourt

Isabel  Lopez
“I eventually came to understand that in harboring the anger, the bitterness and resentment towards those that had hurt me, I was giving the reins of control over to them. Forgiving was not about accepting their words and deeds. Forgiving was about letting go and moving on with my life. In doing so, I had finally set myself free.”
Isabel Lopez, Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams

Mike  Norton
“The bittersweet about truth is that nothing could be more hurtful, yet nothing could be more helpful.”
Mike Norton, Just Another War Story

“They all laughed when I said I'd become a comedian. Well, they're not laughing now.”
Bob Monkhouse, Crying With Laughter: My Life Story

“Do we really want to be rid of our resentments, our anger, our fear? Many of us cling to our fears, doubts, self-loathing or hatred because there is a certain distorted security in familiar pain. It seems safer to embrace what we know than to let go of it for fear of the unknown.
(Narcotics Anonymous Book/page 33)”
Narcotics Anonymous

“Some cry out against the majority's despotism that knocks them off their feet and hacks into their fundamental values. Since the unbearable intrusion on their lifestyle's quality frightens them, they are obsessed with losing their integrity through the backlash of an overpowering "democratorship." Spearheading a reconciliation between freethinking and mediation is of supreme importance because mere resentment can be an evil counselor. ("What after bowling alone?" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Kim Edwards
“His love for her was so deeply woven with resentment that he could not untangle the two.”
Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Sharon E. Rainey
“With each opportunity before me, God presented me with a choice. I could accept His offerings, His wisdom, His grace. Or I could choose to hold onto the pain, the anger and the resentment a little longer.”
Sharon E. Rainey, Making a Pearl from the Grit of Life

“Those who are critical don’t like being criticized, and those who are insensitive have a deficiency in their senses.”
Suzy Kassem

Donald L. Hicks
“At the heart of all anger, all grudges, and all resentment, you'll always find a fear that hopes to stay anonymous.”
Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

Marie Rutkoski
“She'd betrayed her country because she'd believed it was the right thing to do. Yet would she have done this, if not for Arin?
He knew none of it. Had never asked for it. Kestrel had made her own choices. It was unfair to blame him.
But she wanted to.”
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Kiss

“Beware of those who are bitter, for they will never allow you to enjoy your fruit.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Hope Mirrlees
“Pride and resentment are not indigenous to the human heart; and perhaps it is due to the gardener's innate love of the exotic that we take such pains to make them thrive.”
Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

“The elimination diet:
Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry.
Then watch your health, and life, improve.”
Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

Bret Easton Ellis
“He wasn't, I realized when I read those scenes concerning Blair and myself, close to any of us-- except of course to Blair, and really not even to her. He was simply someone who floated through our lives and didn't seem to care how flatly he perceived everyone or that he'd shared our secret failures with the world, showcasing the youthful indifference, the gleaming nihilism, glamorizing the horror of it all. But there was no point in being angry with him.”
Bret Easton Ellis, Imperial Bedrooms

Hugh Howey
“He continued to see inevitable events from the past as avoidable, long after they'd taken their course.”
Hugh Howey, Wool Omnibus

Frank McCourt
“When she's not talking to him the house is heavy and cold and we know we're not supposed to talk to him either for fear she'll give us the bitter look. We know Dad has done the bad thing and we know you can make anyone suffer by not talking to him. Even little Michael knows that when Dad does the bad thing you don't talk to him from Friday to Monday and when he tries to lift you to his lap you run to Mam.”
Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

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