“Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.”
“Hate is a bottomless cup; I will pour and pour”
“Of all creatures that can feel and think,
we women are the worst treated things alive”
“It's human; we all put self interest first.”
“I know indeed what evil I intend to do, but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury, fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils.”
“My love for you
was greater than my wisdom.”
“I understand too well the dreadful act
I'm going to commit, but my judgement
can't check my anger, and that incites
the greatest evils human beings do.”
“For in other ways a woman is full of fear, defenseless, dreads the sight of cold steel; but, when once she is wronged in the matter of love, no other soul can hold so many thoughts of blood.”
“I'd three times sooner go to war than suffer childbirth once.”
“Do not grieve so much for a husband lost that it wastes away your life.”
“Mortal fate is hard. You'd best get used to it.”
“death is the only water to wash away this dirt”
“Old loves are dropped when new ones come”
“To me, a wicked man who is also eloquent seems the most guilty of them all. He'll cut your throat as bold as brass, because he can dress up murder in handsome words.”
“Not too little, not too much: there safety lies.”
“Better a humble heart, a lowly life. Untouched by greatness let me live - and live. Not too little, not too much: there safety lies.”
“Who can stop grief's avalanche once it starts to roll.”
“Gods often contradict
our fondest expectations.
What we anticipate
does not come to pass.
What we don't expect
some god finds a way to make it happen.
So with this story”
“Amongst mortals no man is happy; wealth may pour in and make one luckier than another, but none can happy be.”
“Since I am wise, some people envy me,
some think I'm idle, some the opposite,
and some feel threatened. Yet I'm not all that wise.”
“O what will she do, a soul bitten into with wrong?”
“Not yet do you feel it. Wait for the future.”
“Oh, say, how call ye this,
To face, and smile, the comrade whom his kiss
Betrayed? Scorn? Insult? Courage? None of these:
'Tis but of all man's inward sicknesses
The vilest, that he knoweth not of shame
Nor pity! Yet I praise him that he came . . .
To me it shall bring comfort, once to clear
My heart on thee, and thou shalt wince to hear.”
“Let no one think me a weak one, feeble-spirited, A stay-at-home, but rather just the opposite, One who can hurt my enemies and help my friends; For the lives of such persons are most remembered.”
“Hast thou ice that thou shalt bind it
To thy breast, and make thee dead
To thy children, to thine own spirit's pain?
When the hand knows what it dares,
When thine eyes look into theirs,
Shalt thou keep by tears unblinded
Thy dividing of the slain?
These be deeds Not for thee:
These be things that cannot be!”
“I will storm the Gods and shake the Universe”
“Not for the first time I find our lives are a shadow, and I am not afraid to say that people who think they have everything figured out and are masters of logic - they are responsible for the greatest folly. No human being is happy. Strike it rich and you are luckier than your neighbor - but happy, never.”
“You have the skill. What is more, you were born a woman, And women, though most helpless in doing good deeds, Are of every evil the cleverest of contrivers.”
“flowed through me. He didn’t pull away. It seemed as though he was straining forward, his upper body already over the gearshift”
“...it just goes to show you can't leave anything behind. You bring it all with you, whether you want to or not.”
“The leaves of change will come”
“Come away! O, human child! To the woods and waters wild, With a fairy hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. —W. B. YEATS”
“Money. Man is always motivated by money, my dad said to me once. It can work for us, or it can enslave us. Even when we have much, we feel like we need more. No matter how much we have.”
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