Vengeance Quotes

Quotes tagged as "vengeance" (showing 1-30 of 213)
Criss Jami
“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Toba Beta
“If you're betrayed, release disappointment at once.
By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Sarah J. Maas
“She was fury, she was wrath, she was vengeance.”
Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows

Suzanne Collins
“The raw hunk of meat that used to be my enemy makes a sound, and I know where the mouth is. And I think the word he's trying to say is 'please'. Pity, not vengeance sends my arrow flying into his skull.”
Suzanne Collins

Alan Bradley
“I am often thought of as being remarkably bright, and yet my brains, more often than not, are busily devising new and interesting ways of bringing my enemies to sudden, gagging, writhing, agonizing death.”
Alan Bradley, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

Criss Jami
“To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Samantha Young
“...And you, you better run because i'm going to destroy you for what you've taken from me.”
Samantha Young, Blood Will Tell

Gary D. Schmidt
“Vengeance is sweet. Vengeance taken when the vengee isn't sure who the venger is, is sweeter still.”
Gary D. Schmidt, The Wednesday Wars

Alexandre Dumas
“And now...farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude. I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

E.A. Bucchianeri
“No one messes around with a nerd’s computer and escapes unscathed.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Sue Grafton
“I know there are people who believe you should forgive and forget. For the record, I'd like to say I'm a big fan of forgiveness as long as I'm given the opportunity to get even first.”
Sue Grafton, V is for Vengeance

Lisa Papademetriou
“She swore vengeance on all men with dark hearts.”
Lisa Papademetriou, Siren's Storm

Paula Stokes
“Where does seeking justice end and seeking vengeance begin?”
Paula Stokes, This is How it Happened

Patrick Rothfuss
“Upon him I will visit famine and a fire,
Till all around him desolation rings
And all the demons in the outer dark
Look on amazed and recognize
That vengeance is the business of a man.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Alexandre Dumas
“And now,' said the unknown, 'farewell kindness, humanity, and gratitude! Farewell to all the feelings that expand the heart! I have been heaven's substitute to recompense the good - now the god of vengeance yields to me his power to punish the wicked!”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Vengeance, retaliation, retribution, revenge are deceitful brothers—vile, beguiling demons promising justifiable compensation to a pained soul for his losses. Yet in truth they craftily fester away all else of worth remaining.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, The Tarishe Curse

Dennis R. Miller
“For some offenses, there is only retribution." Nora Hawks, "One Woman's Vengeance.”
Dennis R. Miller

K.S. Brooks
“Vengeance is one of life's great motivators.”
K.S. Brooks, Lust for Danger

“For the taking of revenge, a man locks himself up alone and thinks. His stomach must be empty for his head to be full. Vengeance comes a little from the heart and a lot from the mind; one must take oneself apart from the noise of men and of things, even from what resembles them; only the voices of bells and of thunder are allowed. Let the room in which you meditate be dark, narrow and warm.”
Xavier Forneret

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Vengeance is a monster of appetite, forever bloodthirsty and never filled.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, The Tarishe Curse

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“I am glad that though someone did me grossly wrong my final mark on this world is not one of countering hurt with more hurt but is one of love and friendship. We will always be known by our actions. Let them always be good ones.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Dream Hunter

Ken Scholes
“Part of me wants justice for this. Part of me wants to never cause harm to another.”
Ken Scholes, Lamentation

“War always reaches the depths of horror because of idiots who perpetuate terror from generation to generation under the pretext of vengeance.”
Guy Sajer, The Forgotten Soldier

Charles Dickens
“When the time comes, let loose a tiger and a devil; but wait for the time with the tiger and the devil chained -not shown- yet always ready.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Peter Benchley
“Look, Chief, you can't go off half-cocked looking for vengeance against a fish. That shark isn't evil. It's not a murderer. It's just obeying its own instincts. Trying to get retribution against a fish is crazy.”
Peter Benchley, Jaws

David Gemmell
“... Life can be savored only if you look to the future and leave vengeance to the gods”
David Gemmell, Fall of Kings

“You cannot get ahead while you are getting even.”
Dick Armey

William Bradford
“And I may not omit here a special work of God's providence. There was a proud and very profane young man [aboard the Mayflower], one of the seamen, of a lusty, able body, which made him the more haughty; he would always be contemning the poor people in their [sea]sickness, and cursing them daily with grievous execrations, and did not let to tell them, that he hoped to help cast half of them overboard before they came to their journey's end, and to make merry with what they had; and if he were by any gently reproved, he would curse and swear most bitterly.

But it pleased God before they came half seas over, to smite this young man with a grievous disease, of which he died in a desperate manner, and so was himself the first that was thrown overboard. Thus his curses light on his own head; and it was an astonishment to all his fellows, for they noted it to be the just hand of God upon him.”
William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647

Jack Vance
“When the ships had lifted, they returned across the river to the silence of death. Then his grandfather told him, "Many fine things your father had planned for you: learning and useful work and a life of satisfaction and peace. Do you recall this?"
"Yes, Grandfather."
"The learning you shall have. You will learn patience and resource, the ability of your hands and your mind. You will have useful work: the destruction of evil men. What work could be more useful? This is Beyond; you will find that your work is never done—so therefore you may never know life of peace. However, I guarantee you ample satisfaction, for I will teach you to crave the blood of these men more than the flesh of woman."
The old man had been as good as his word.”
Jack Vance, The Demon Princes, Volume One: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love

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