Scorn Quotes

Quotes tagged as "scorn" (showing 1-30 of 41)
Criss Jami
“I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities make it appear as though it once meant something. We grow from hot or cold, but lukewarm is the biggest insult.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Jane Austen
“You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner." (Elizabeth Bennett)”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“My hate is general, I detest all men;
Some because they are wicked and do evil,
Others because they tolerate the wicked,
Refusing them the active vigorous scorn
Which vice should stimulate in virtuous minds.”
Moliere, The Misanthrope

Charlotte Brontë
“Your god, sir, is the World. In my eyes, you, too, if not an infidel, are an idolater. I conceive that you ignorantly worship: in all things you appear to me too superstitious. Sir, your god, your great Bel, your fish-tailed Dagon, rises before me as a demon. You, and such as you, have raised him to a throne, put on him a crown, given him a sceptre. Behold how hideously he governs! See him busied at the work he likes best -- making marriages. He binds the young to the old, the strong to the imbecile. He stretches out the arm of Mezentius and fetters the dead to the living. In his realm there is hatred -- secret hatred: there is disgust -- unspoken disgust: there is treachery -- family treachery: there is vice -- deep, deadly, domestic vice. In his dominions, children grow unloving between parents who have never loved: infants are nursed on deception from their very birth: they are reared in an atmosphere corrupt with lies ... All that surrounds him hastens to decay: all declines and degenerates under his sceptre. Your god is a masked Death.”
Charlotte Brontë, Shirley

Martin Luther
“The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.”
Martin Luther

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Why should you want to give up a child's wise not-understanding in exchange for defensiveness and scorn, since not-understanding is, after all, a way of being alone, whereas defensiveness and scorn are a participation in precisely what, by these means, you want to separate yourself from.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Nenia Campbell
“Maybe that was the root of my dislike for her: she had what I wanted, which earned her my jealousy, and since I was ashamed of myself for wanting it, my scorn, as well.”
Nenia Campbell, Bleeds My Desire

Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
“Hatred needs scorn. Scorn is hatred's nectar!”
Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, The Crimson Curtain

“Tell a child, that he will soon be homeless; he will slowly detach from the world. Tell that same child that he is now homeless, he will abandon all foundations. Tell the child he has a home again, he may return to Earth from his travels, but he will never want to see this world again.”
Justin K. McFarlane Beau

“Whether people accept you or not, don’t worry! Just live such that when you leave your distinctive footprints will make them ponder and wonder how they should never have let you go. Have an understanding mind and stay focused to leave such noble footprints that will make your absence give them reasons for change. You are not all that ordinary; when you get to know who you truly are, with a well balanced understanding, humility and courage, don’t conform at all. Do your best and let your footprints be distinctive!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Margaret Atwood
“She takes after Laura in that respect: the same tendency towards absolutism, the same refusal to compromise, the same scorn for the grosser human failings. To get away with that, you have to be beautiful. Otherwise it seems mere peevishness.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

“Momma always said a healthy serving of scorn before dinner keeps a girl slim.”
Justina Ireland, Dread Nation

George Orwell
“Dickens hardly writes of war, even to denounce it.”
George Orwell, Essays

“We should not scorn those whose fear is greater than our own.”
Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros

Oscar Wilde
“One sometime feels that it is only with a front of brass and a lip of scorn that one can get through the day at all.”
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

Criss Jami
“I think that most artists scorned would prefer to be known as the one with the genius brain risking no career over the one with the good brain and great career.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“A small temptation can stop a great glory and turn great joy into a great sorrow”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Alexandre Dumas
“D'Artagnan had time to reflect that women - those gentle doves - treat one another more cruelly than bears and tigers.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Man in the Iron Mask

Anthony Liccione
“When I was young, I thought I was a bird at one time. Then they told me I can't fly, so I stopped flying.”
Anthony Liccione

Laurie Perez
“He’d scorned the Earth, but she kept spinning anyway.”
Laurie Perez, The Power of Amie Martine

“Sarcasm is waster on the young.”
Bert McCoy

“Despite the clear scientific consensus, a veritable brigade of self-proclaimed, underinformed armchair experts lurk on comment threads the world over, eager to pour scorn on climate science. Barrages of ad hominem attacks all too often await both the scientists working in climate research and journalists who communicate the research findings.”
David Robert Grimes

Criss Jami
“On a social level, secularism is safe. As literally the world's most fundamental conformist, the secularist wants to call himself a revolutionary all in the same. In most parts of the present world, rebellion against Christianity is not really much of a rebellion if one is to consider 'rebellion' something of a courageous sort or a bold act. Long ago Christ was crucified, and in some form or another, to this day, the scorn continues for 'little Christs'. The world hates Christians, and according to Christ, it is supposed to hate Christians. A true Christianity is a true rebellion; and for one to be 'freed from Christianity' is for one to religiously conform to the pressures of the rest of the world, for one to be freed from freedom.”
Criss Jami, Healology

James Wallace Birch
“You're just an over-privileged kid who couldn't adapt to the fact that your life was good.”
James Wallace Birch, Discontents: The Disappearance of a Young Radical

“A cool water that allows fire to raise its temperature to a hundred Degree Celsius so as to make food in it well cooked is never a useless water”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Enock Maregesi
“Sipendi dharau: mimi kumdharau mtu au mtu kunidharau mimi. Sitakudharau kwa sababu sikujui. Hupaswi kunidharau kwa sababu hunijui.”
Enock Maregesi

Toni Morrison
“Once they knew she had been working for a doctor, the eye rolling and tooth sucking was enough to make clear their scorn. And nothing Cee remembered—how pleasant she felt upon awakening after Dr. Beau had stuck her with a needle to put her to sleep; how passionate he was about the value of the examinations; how she believed the blood and pain that followed was a menstrual problem—nothing made them change their minds about the medical industry.”
Toni Morrison, Home
tags: scorn

Enock Maregesi
“Hufanani na yoyote katika dunia hii. Unafanana na wewe mwenyewe. Usimdharau mtu, humjui!”
Enock Maregesi

Enock Maregesi
“Ukitaka kutambulika usione aibu.”
Enock Maregesi

Enock Maregesi
Enock Maregesi

« previous 1