Vendetta Quotes

Quotes tagged as "vendetta" (showing 1-19 of 19)
John Green
“He shook his head, just looking at me.
- "What?" I asked.
- "Nothing" he said.
- "Why are you looking at me like that?"
Augustus half smiled. "Because you`re beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence." A brief awkward silence ensued. Augustus plowed through: "I mean, particularly given that, as you so deliciously pointed out, all of this will end in oblivion and everything."
I kind of scoffed or sighed or exhaled in a way that was vaguely coughy and then said, "I`m not beau-"
- "You are like a millennial Natalie Portman. Like V for Vendetta Natalie Portman."
- "Never seen it."
- "Really?" he asked. "Pixie-haired gorgeous girl dislikes authority and can`t help but fall for a boy she knows is trouble. It`s your autobiography, so far as I can tell."
His every syllable flirted. Honestly, he kind of turned me on. I didn`t even know that guys could turn me on - not, like, in real life.”
John Green

Richard Dawkins
“The human psyche has two great sicknesses: the urge to carry vendetta across generations, and the tendency to fasten group labels on people rather than see them as individuals. Abrahamic religion mixes explosively with (and gives strong sanction to) both. Only the willfully blind could fail to implicate the divisive force of religion in most, if not all, of the violent enmities in the world today. Without a doubt it is the prime aggravator of the Middle East. Those of us who have for years politely concealed our contempt for the dangerous collective delusion of religion need to stand up and speak out. Things are different now. ‘All is changed, changed utterly.”
Richard Dawkins, A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love

Mario Puzo
“But let me say this. I am a superstitious man, a ridiculous failing but I must confess it here. And so if some unlucky accident should befall my youngest son, if some police officer should accidentally shoot him, if he should hang himself while in his jail cell, if new witnesses appear to testify to his guilt, my superstition will make me feel that it was the result of the ill will still borne me by some people here. Let me go further. If my son is struck by a bolt of lightning I will blame some of the people here. If his plane show fall into the sea or his ship sink beneath the waves of the ocean, if he should catch a mortal fever, if his automobile should be struck by a train, such is my superstition that I would blame the ill will felt by people here. Gentlemen, that ill will, that bad luck, I could never forgive. But aside from that let me swear by the souls of my grandchildren that I will never break the peace we have made. After all, are we or are we not better men than those pezzonovanti who have killed countless millions of men in our lifetimes?”
Mario Puzo, The Godfather

Alda Merini
“La miglior vendetta? La felicità. Non c'è niente che faccia più impazzire la gente che vederti felice.”
Alda Merini

Sister Souljah
“Vendetta is the word, except it isn't strong enough.”
Sister Souljah, The Coldest Winter Ever

Mario Puzo
“What would the world come to if people kept carrying grudges against all reason? That has been the cross of Sicily, where men are so busy with vendettas they have no time to earn bread for their families.”
Mario Puzo, The Godfather

Marie Corelli
“I can dip the pen in my own blood if I choose.”
Marie Corelli, Vendetta or the Story of One Forgotten

Steven Magee
“Police officers are well known for their aggressive behaviors, search "Police Officer Angry Aggression Theory". I can speak from personal experience that they do cover up for each other and target individuals that they have a vendetta on. Police Internal Affairs is just an extension of the cover up machine, they uphold very few complaints.”
Steven Magee

Marie Corelli
“I trusted in friendship rather than love”
Marie Corelli, Vendetta or the Story of One Forgotten

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Sólo quiero que se haga justicia. Nada más. En toda mi vida he pensado que lo que quería era venganza. La venganza no existe. Lo única que importa es la verdad.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, El laberinto de los espíritus

“If you keep on retaliating what you receive, you'll be stuck in a infinite abyss of revenge and vendetta.”
Pushkar Saraf

Robert Anton Wilson
“Getting even was the basis of many primate semantic confusions, such as"expropriating the expropriators," "an absolute crime demands an absolute penalty," "they did it to me so I can do it to them," and, in general, the emotional mathematics of "one plus one equals zero" (1 + 1 = 0).

The primates were so dumb they didn't realize that one plus one equals two (1 + 1 = 2) and one murder plus one murder equals two murders, one crime plus one crime equals two crimes, etc.”
Robert Anton Wilson, Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy

Valerio Evangelisti
“- Il mare sarebbe Dio?
- No, ma è lo specchio in cui Dio si riflette. Guai a chi infrange il suo ordine e altera il ritratto dell'Onnipotente, composto dalle onde quando sono calme e si succedono regolari. Non può risultarne che una tempesta, attraverso la quale Satana troverà il suo varco.”
Valerio Evangelisti, Veracruz

Jasper Fforde
“Tangling with the Goliath Corporation generally left you in one of two places: inside a wooden box with a grieving family outside, or inside a wooden box under six foot of soil with family wondering where you were. The former was if they didn't hold a grudge.”
Jasper Fforde, The Woman Who Died a Lot

“I'm [Paul O'Neill] an old guy, and I'm rich. And there's nothing they can do to hurt me.”
Ron Suskind, The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill

“A man once told me that there are infinite places love will take you, but revenge is the business of hate, and there is only one place hate will take you---the end. The end of you and the end of everything you once stood for. But I welcomed my end.”
Tara Brown, A.E Watson

Walter Scott
“La vendetta, caro signore, la vendetta, la quale, pur essendo un peccato da gentiluomo come il vino, le orge, con il loro et coetera, è altrettanto poco cristiano , e non altrettanto senza effusione di sangue. E' meglio scavalcare il recinto di un parco per appostare una dama od una donzella, che sparare contro un vecchio.”
Walter Scott

Walter Scott
“La vendetta, caro signore, la vendetta, la quale, èur essendo un peccato da gentiluomo come il vino, le orge, con il loro et coetera, è altrettanto poco cristiano , e non altrettanto senza effusione di sangue. E' meglio scavalcare il recinto di un parco per appostare una dama od una donzella, che sparare contro un vecchio.”
Walter Scott

Iny Lorentz
“Possibile che tu non riesca a pensare ad altro che alla tua vendetta?”
Iny Lorentz