Rivalry Quotes

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Cassandra Clare
“Suddenly reminded, she clapped a hand over her mouth. "Oh- Simon!"
"No, I'm Jace," he said patiently. "Simon is the weaselly little one with the bad haircut and dismal fashion sense.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Cassandra Clare
“Suddenly reminded, she clapped a hand over her mouth. "Oh—Simon!"
"No, I'm Jace," said Jace patiently. "Simon is the weaselly little one with the bad haircut and dismal fashion sense."
"Oh, shut up," she replied, but it was more automatic than heartfelt. "I meant to call before I went to sleep. See if he got home okay."
Shaking his head, Jace regarded the heavens as if they were about to open up and reveal the secrets of the universe. "With everything that's going on, you're worried about Weasel Face?"
"Don't call him that. He doesn't look like a weasel."
"You may be right," said Jace. "I've met an attractive weasel or two in my time. He looks more like a rat.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

Cassandra Clare
“You don't need to worry, though. He's not my type."
"I don't think I've ever heard a girl say that before," said Simon. "I thought Jace was the kind of guy who was everyone's type.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

Melody Carlson
“Girls can be so petty and jealous. I swear they're worse than guys sometimes. Except they're all quiet about it. They sugarcoat it or else they talk behind each other's backs. It's seriously twisted.”
Melody Carlson, The Jerk Magnet

Criss Jami
“Tension, in the long run, is a more dangerous force than any feud known to man.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Stephenie Meyer
“Odd as this might sound, I suppose I’m glad you’re here, Jacob.
[Edward Cullen]”
Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse

Pooja Agnihotri
“Competition helps you to be innovative and innovation is what keeps us going and moving from one civilization to another advanced civilization.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Emily Dickinson
“Mine Enemy is growing old --
I have at last Revenge --
The Palate of the Hate departs --
If any would avenge

Let him be quick -- the Viand flits --
It is a faded Meat --
Anger as soon as fed is dead --
'Tis starving makes it fat”
Emily Dickinson, I'm Nobody! Who Are You?

Pooja Agnihotri
“There is always competition. It can be direct, or it can be indirect, and you should always be prepared with a plan to fight it.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Pooja Agnihotri
“The moment we fail to accept that competition can exist even for the most divine product on this earth, we fail to plan for survival and survive the competition.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Terrance Dicks
“The Master: The cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bears thinking about.”
Terrance Dicks, Doctor Who: The Five Doctors

“He had been dazzled. Because of the dazzling brightness, he had had to kill [Seigen]. All who had encountered Seigen had had their hearts stolen by that brightness. That envy had turned to malice.”
Takayuki Yamaguchi, シグルイ 15

Victor Hugo
“In love there are no friends everywhere where there is a pretty woman hostility is open.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Tom Robbins
“Jerusalem was capital of southern Israel, known then as Judah. Isn't it true that there's always a rivalry between north and south? North and South Korea, North and South Vietnam, Northern and Southern Ireland, Yankees and Rebels, uptown and downtown. Somebody please tell me why that is? Maybe southerners get too much sun, like Mr. Sock over there, frying his threads, and northerners don't get enough (although I hardly think northern Israel a cool spot in the shade), but southern peoples--tropical and downtown types--always seem to lean toward decadence, whereas uptown, in the north, progress is favored. Decadence and progress obviously are at odds.”
Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

Thomas Hardy
“Love has its own dark morality when rivalry enters in.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

“On the page was exactly what I had written, but it was clearer, more immediate. The erasures, the transpositions, the small additions, and, in some way, her handwriting itself gave me the impression that I had escaped from myself and now was running a hundred paces ahead with an energy and also a harmony that the person left behind didn't know she had.”
Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend

“Her face may have been the most beautiful female face I have ever seen. Yet, it was a beauty that was intimidating and overwhelming. It was an exquisiteness that made you want to turn and run, instead of approach.”
Mandy Nachampassack-Maloney, Asha in Time

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“It is unwise, and potentially dangerous, to enjoy the misfortunes of others.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

L.M. Montgomery
“He was a foe man worthy of her steel.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Holly Hood
“Sam studied his brother. At one time he thought Frankie had a good head on his shoulders. Sure, he had a temper. And he was conceited. But he always used common sense. But now he wasn’t so sure if that were true. He had brought him his lifeless fiancé. Like a dog dragging in a dead rabbit looking for praise.”
holly hood

Edith Pargeter
“He sat staring before him, seeing nothing but a long line of Mortimers, inexhaustable and prolific to the end of time.”
Edith Pargeter, A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury

Ana Claudia Antunes
“I respond to insults,
And to rivalries,
With a silence occult
In all my victories.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

“We live in a world where we grow in dispersion and unite in rivalry.”
Goitsemang Mvula

Claire Handscombe
“She saw him first. Twenty years first. Yes, yes: very junior high. But this whole thing feels very junior high. Maybe that's always how it feels when you are both grown, smart, articulate, mature women. Maybe you always feel like the other person cannot possibly love him, loves instead some fictionalised version of him.”
Claire Handscombe, Unscripted

Laura Greenwood
“In unison, the two men downed their scalding cup of tea without ever breaking eye contact with each other. If I didn't know any better, I'd say they were into each other. But of course, that was not what this was. As soon as they emptied their cup, the pair gasped for air to soothe their burning tongues. "Sorry, I dropped something," Derek lied, purely as an excuse to dive under his chair and fan his mouth with his hands. William used his embroidered handkerchief to waft fresh air on his face, looking equally as red as the other man. Bloody British vampires.”
Laura Greenwood, Fangs For Nothing

Jojo Moyes
“Good to meet you, Patrick," Will said.
"And thank you for the...advice."
"Oh, just trying to help my girlfriend get the best out of her job," he said. "That's all." There was a definite emphasis on the word 'my.'
"Well, you're a lucky man," Will said, as Nathan began to steer him out. "She certainly gives a good bed bath."
The words came out so quickly that the door was closed before Patrick even realized what he had said.”
Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

Amit Kalantri
“People would be happy to see you do better, but not better than them.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Stewart Stafford
“The Enemy Within by Stewart Stafford

There is more to a smile than the baring of teeth,
His grin had all the warmth of daggers unsheathed,
The lips did part but the eyes remained staring,
The skin was pocked and trust was badly faring.

The lips quivered at every imagined slight,
The eyes glittered like a serpent's at twilight,
Arms crossed in constant defence,
The foot tapping, waiting to take offence.

Who knows or cares of his jealousy's genesis,
He strove beyond measure to become my nemesis,
Seeking to frustrate me at every turn,
And put me prematurely in a cremation urn.

The hero can fend off any attack,
Except for the knife that's plunged in the back,
They may not even know the weapon's in far,
Until the assailant's coup de grâce.

© Stewart Stafford, 2021. All rights reserved.”
Stewart Stafford

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“I have to let go of all comparison, all rivalry and competition, and surrender to the Father’s love. This requires a leap of faith because I have little experience of non-comparing love. I can only remain in the resentful complaint that results from my comparisons. In the light of God I can finally see my neighbor as my brother, as the one who belongs as much to God as I do. But outside of God’s house, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, lovers and friends become rivals and even enemies; each perpetually plagued by jealousies, suspicions, and resentments.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Every great phenomenon is followed by degeneration, particularly in the realm of art. The model of the great man stimulates vainer natures to imitate him outwardly or to surpass him; in addition, all great talents have the fateful quality of stifling many weaker forces and needs, and seem to devastate the nature around them. The most fortunate instance in the development of art is when several geniuses reciprocally keep each other in check; in this kind of a struggle, weaker and gentle natures are generally also allowed air and light.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits

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