They say the best revenge is living well. I say it’s acid in the face—who will love them now?
I’m going to get even, I swear I will. Mark my words, I’m a pregnant cranky woman with insomnia. I have time to plot my revenge.
I was performing my ritual of sipping tea, shooting flirtatious glances and planning murder.
Harry was left to ponder in silence the depths to which girls would sink to get revenge.
—J. K. Rowling
My former bullies pay extra to come backstage and meet me after shows, and I pretend not to know them in front of their friends. It is the most divine pleasure to exact the revenge of the brutalized child that resides within.
Revenge is a confession of pain.
But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
Treat all fairly or they will seek revenge.
‘Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.
An eye for an eye is never enough. Never, never, never.
While seeking revenge, dig two graves—one for yourself.
So revenge is obviously a deeply messed-up expression of vindictiveness. It is hard to even call it evil. It is just plain insanity. A result of deeply messed-up thinking.
—Venkatesh G. Rao
Revenge proves its own executioner.
Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.
Gorgeous hair is the best revenge.
God is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards.
It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.
If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.
—Shannon L. Alder
Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries—for heavy ones they cannot.
Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural.
—William Makepeace Thackeray
The problem with revenge is that it never evens the score. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain. Both are stuck on the escalator as long as parity is demanded, and the escalator never stops.
—Lewis B. Smedes
Stronger than lover’s love is lover’s hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.
Living well is the best revenge.
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it’s an absolute duty.
Weak people revenge
Strong people forgive
Intelligent people ignore
Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one.
There’s always enough retribution to be dealt.
Funny thing about revenge. It could make a killer out of a nun.
Choose old people for enemies. They die. You win.
—Jacob M. Appel
Revenge writing is a female genre. Men who have been left by women or made cuckolds by rivals either lick their wounds in humiliated silence or start the Trojan Wars. Having no other power or public voice, the betrayed woman reaches for her pen.
Revenge is sweet and not fattening.
Vengeance is a monster of appetite, forever bloodthirsty and never filled.
—Richelle E. Goodrich
Revenge can only be found on the road to self-destruction.
—Wayne Gerard Trotman
I’m pretty Sicilian if I’ve been crossed. I don’t seek revenge, but I never forget. And I make it hard to repair, which is not a great quality because if people held me to that standard, no one would be around me—ever.
No one messes around with a nerd’s computer and escapes unscathed.
Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim.
—Emile M. Cioran
Revenge is not worthy of you. If you concentrate on revenge, you will keep those wounds fresh that would otherwise have healed.
—Adeline Yen Mah
For the longest time I studied revenge to the exclusion of all else. I built my first torture chamber in the dark vaults of imagination. Lying on bloody sheets in the Healing Hall I discovered doors within my mind that I’d not found before, doors that even a child of nine knows should not be opened. Doors that never close again. I threw them wide.
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY, says the Lord.
Revenge is what I want. Nothing but pure unadulterated revenge. But my mother brought me up to be a lady.
—J. P. Donleavy
Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
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.
Perish the universe, provided I have my revenge!
—Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac
Serial killing is not about sex at all, but about power and control and revenge on society.