Quotes of Disgust

“ There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated. ”

- Peace Pilgrim

“ The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror. ”

- Ovid

“ To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship. ”

- Sallust

“ In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ They sicken of the calm that know the storm. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ With that malignant envy which turns pale, And sickens, even if a friend prevail. ”

- Charles Churchill

“ Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is inmortal. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ You fall into my arms. / You are the good gift of destruction's path, / When life sickens more than disease / And boldness is the root of beauty - / Which draws us together. ”

- Boris Pasternak

“ Ah, no, far be from me a thought which I loathe like poison. ”

- Giuseppe Garibaldi

“ We are the fools of Time and Terror: DaysSteal on us, and steal from us; yet we live,Loathing our life, and dreading still to die. ”

- Lord Byron

“ The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name. ”

- William Makepeace Thackeray

“ When love begins to sicken and decay it uses an enforced ceremony. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Two souls, alas! reside within my breast, and each withdraws from and repels its brother. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ Success breeds conservatism, and that means a love affair with the status quo and an aversion to change. ”

- Frank Popoff

“ All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ I hate a man who always says, "Yes" to me. When I say, "No," I like a man who also says, "No.". ”

- Samuel Goldwyn

“ Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where pigs would die of disgust. ”

- Kenneth Rexroth

“ I should, therefore, be a hypocrite, if I were to say I have any particular repugnance to a system of education coupled with religious instruction. ”

- Richard Cobden

“ I tell you there is such a thing as creative hate. ”

- Willa Cather

“ The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not. ”

- George Michael

“ Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy. ”

- Kahlil Gibran

“ I had learned to have a perfect nausea for the theatre, the continual repetition of the same words and the same gestures, night after night, and the caprices, the way of looking at life, and the entire rigmarole disgusted me. ”

- Isadora Duncan

“ Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing. ”

- Emma Goldman

“ The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance. ”

- Maya Angelou

“ If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound 1 That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ For me, everyone I write of is real. I have little true say in what they want, what they do or end up as (or in). Their acts appall, enchant, disgust or astound me. Their ends fill me with retributive glee, or break my heart. I can only take credit (if I can even take credit for that) in reporting the scenario… ”

- Tanith Lee

“ For, as a surfeit of the sweetest things The deepest loathing to the stomach brings, Or as the heresies that men do leave Are hated most of those they did deceive, So thou, my surfeit and my heresy, Of all be hated, but the most of me! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired. ”

- Jean Baudrillard

“ It is maintained that a society is free only when dissenting minorities have room to throw their weight around. As a matter of fact, a dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ On the whole we must repeat the often repeated saying, that it is unworthy a religious man to view an irreligious one either with alarm or aversion; or with any other feeling than regret, and hope, and brotherly commiseration. ”

- Thomas Carlyle
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