Quotations About / On: HATE
I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
(Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968), U.S. screen actor. Tallulah, ch. 1 (1952).)
Doubt, but still hate!
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Pulchérie, in Héraclius, act 5, sc. 2 (1647).
Pulchérie, to the hero, in doubt whether to kill a tyrant who might be his father.)
You made me hate myself.
(Gilbert Ralston, U.S. screenwriter, and Daniel Mann. Willard (Bruce Davison), Willard, to his cruel employer, just before attacking him with rats (1971).)
Ah, why can't I know if I love, or if I hate?
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Hermione, in Andromache, act 5, sc. 1 (1667).)
I have loved him too much not to hate him!
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Hermione, in Andromache, act 2, sc. 1 (1667).)
When our hatred is too fierce, it places us beneath those we hate.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 338 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
I hate admitting that my enemies have a point.
(Salman Rushdie (b. 1948), Indian-born-British author. Hamza, in "Mahound," The Satanic Verses (1988).)
Whom we fear more than love, we are not far from hating.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 1, p. 20, AMS Press (1990).)
Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.
(Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "Loathing and Disgust," (1970).)
Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)