Scorn Quotes

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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

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

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

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

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“Our talent is not a gift, rather a curse… We are to be scorned by our own society, feared that we might use our powers against them. What can be worse to a person than to be shunned away by their own kind? For a skill so grand, we pay a huge price – we remain alone in this vast world.”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Galaxy Pirates

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“Once you’ve been granted rare talents by fate, friendship becomes like a sun – it feels warm from afar with its sunbeams of so-called ‘love’ and ‘devotion’, but as you try to reach it, it burns with rays of jealousy and scorn, and all you get in the end, is scars like these… for life.”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Galaxy Pirates

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

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

“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

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

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

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

Madeleine K. Albright
“Trump's view of the United States is dark. Among his favorite mantras are that U.S. courts are biased, the FBI is corrupt, the press almost always lies, and elections are rigged. The domestic impact of these condemnations is to demoralize and divide. Americans have never heard a president speak with such persistent scorn about U.S. institutions. But Trump’s audience is a global one. Instead of encouraging others to respect and follow the example of the United States, he invites the opposite. That reversal has a harmful effect, particularly in countries where there are few practical checks on executive power. In such places, the lives of investigative reporters, independent jurists, and others who pursue truth are at risk under the best of circumstances. The danger intensifies when the occupant of the White House ridicules the credibility of their professions. This is not to say that journalists and judges should be beyond criticism, but Trump’s allegations are so thoughtless and broad that they can be—and are—used to discredit entire callings that are essential to democracy.”
Madeleine K. Albright, Fascism: A Warning

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

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

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
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Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If we elicit the scorn of men by being on our knees, it may do us well to remember that we have garnered the attention of God. And in the scope of things, that’s a trade-off that’s hardly a trade that’s off.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Charlotte Brontë
“The couple were thus revealed to me clearly: both removed their cloaks, and there was ‘the Varens,’ shining in satin and jewels,—my gifts of course,—and there was her companion in an officer’s uniform; and I knew him for a young roué of a vicomte—a brainless and vicious youth whom I had sometimes met in society, and had never thought of hating because I despised him so absolutely. On recognising him, the fang of the snake Jealousy was instantly broken; because at the same moment my love for Céline sank under an extinguisher. A woman who could betray me for such a rival was not worth contending for; she deserved only scorn; less, however, than I, who had been her dupe.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Yasuhisa Hara
“I remember certain scholar who claims that a man's life was dictated by the heavens. Then it makes me want to piss all over the heavens. #Queen, Mother of Sei”
Yasuhisa Hara

Mateo Askaripour
“Hell hath no fury like a white man scorned. Especially in the world of business.”
Mateo Askaripour, Black Buck

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