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Avenge Quotes

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When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool,
and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is
covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part.
- Giacomo Casanova

I think Romeo and Juliet is uplifting.
That's how much a son wishes to avenge his father.
That is how much two young people can love each other.
- Ben Kingsley

 

To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible.
- Pierre Corneille

Let none think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger.
- Lord Byron

Biography can be the most middle-class of all forms,
the judgment of little people avenging themselves on the great.
- Edmund White

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No amount of time will weaken our allegiance to avenging
those lost in the horrible attacks.
America has a sharp memory, a firm resolve,
and a commitment to her own.
- John Doolittle

The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us.
- Jane Porter

Even if you only want to write science fiction,
you should also read mysteries, poetry,
mainstream literature, history, biography,
philosophy, and science.
- Walter Jon Williams

What use is there for a biography of myself? I'm just a movie actor.
- Conrad Veidt

I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man.
I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power,
because democracy shapes our lives.
- Robert Caro

Biography is one of the new terrors of death.
- John Arbuthnot

As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very
beginnings of my reading for pleasure,
I read a lot of non-fictional history,
particularly historical biography.
- Norman Spinrad

Perfect objectivity is always impossible,
no matter who writes a person's biography.
- Pamela Stephenson

We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes;
like many simple women,
she thought in terms of biography.
- Anita Brookner

Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps.
- Eric Bentley

Discretion is not the better part of biography.
- Lytton Strachey

This is the best biography by me I have ever read.
- Lawrence Welk

I am a huge admirer of Elizabeth I, and this intriguing
biography gives a wonderful picture of the era.
- Barbara Taylor Bradford

John Kerry's biography was central to his campaign.
- Mark Shields

In these days a man is nobody unless his biography
is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the
national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise.
- Anthony Trollope

I'm an avid biography reader.
- Brent Spiner

I think that I'm busy in the present,
and I don't want to go back.
Well, there's been an unauthorized biography,
and you can't stop them.
It didn't worry me.
- Albert Finney

Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
- Arthur Balfour

I suppose I'm proudest of my novels for what's imagined in them.
I think the world of my imagination is a richer and
more interesting place than my personal biography.
- John Irving

Just how difficult it is to write biography can be
reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just
how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs.
- Rebecca West

There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography.
- Thomas Szasz

I had to do the book because there was an unauthorised
biography which didn't tell it like it was.
- Cilla Black

I had no expectation that the Prince would offer me
the unprecedented and unfettered access to the original
and entirely untapped sources on which this biography is based.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

The art of biography is different from geography.
Geography is about maps, but biography is about chaps.
- Edmund Clerihew Bentley

I think that every so-called history book and film
biography should be prefaced by the statement that
what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances.
- Barbara Kruger

It is also one of the pleasures of oral biography,
in that the reader, rather than editor,
is jury.
- George Plimpton

Those who have no record of what their forebears have
accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from
the teaching of biography and history.
- Carter G. Woodson

In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed.
And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink,
the facts printed in black ink.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen

I just love biography, and I'm fascinated by people
who have shifted our destinies or our points of view.
- Richard Attenborough

Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history,
on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary,
and on the west by tedium.
- Philip Guedalla

One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.
- William Ellery Channing

I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned
to write a biography of Marie Antoinette.
- Antonia Fraser

Mills insisted that a sociologist's proper subject
was the intersection of biography and history.
- Todd Gitlin

I didn't want to write a biographie romancee especially
since I already write novels,
nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game,
arbitrary as those rules might be.
- Edmund White

The biography of a writer - or even the autobiography -
will always have this incompleteness.
- V. S. Naipaul

I read everything: fiction, history,
science,
mathematics, biography, travel.
- Martin Lewis Perl

But for a few phrases from his letters and an odd line or two of his verse,
the poet walks gagged through his own biography.
- John Updike

Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport,
and it is as unfair as only sport can be.
- Philip Guedalla

No great man lives in vain.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
- Thomas Carlyle

The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose
metre is one's biography,
joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking,
a waking island.
- Derek Walcott

Read no history: nothing but biography,
for that is life without theory.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I'm also doing a special for Comedy Central called Autobiography.
It's going to be a spoof of Biography.
- Kathy Griffin

For one who reads, there is no limit to the number
of lives that may be lived,
for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible
number of lives in many parts of the world,
in all periods of time.
- Louis L'Amour

The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives,
but it also has become a metaphor for our century.
There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it.
Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.
- Aharon Appelfeld

It means that no matter what you write,
be it a biography, an autobiography,
a detective novel,
or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction
as soon as you write it down.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

The big biography of Lincoln necessarily had to do
so much with his political career,
his ambitions, his accomplishments in public,
with less time to spend on his private life,
his inner life, and I thought this might be a way of getting at that.
- David Herbert Donald

Whereas fiction is a continual discovery of what one wants to say,
what one feels, what one means, and is,
in that sense, a performance art, biography requires different skills -
research and organization.
- Edmund White

I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone
write an unauthorised biography of me.
Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written.
My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story,
I ought to have my life first.
- Dawn French

I became quite taken over by Johnson's personality
at some points while writing the biography,
and since I went straight on to The Closed Circle afterwards,
I did sometimes feel I could hear him whispering in
my ear while I was working on it.
- Jonathan Coe

People think that because a novel's invented,
it isn't true.
Exactly the reverse is the case.
Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true,
since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened.
The novel can do that.
- Anthony Powell

I'm narrating the television series Biography.
I'm still involved in my music - I have a new album out.
I have an animated project in development.
I'm writing a lot of things and you never know if one
of them is going to become a six or seven year project.
- Bill Mumy

I'm not spitting in my own soup, I love having spent
my life thinking about these things-but you don't have
to know anything about his life,
even though I've just written a biography!
- Stephen Greenblatt

My songs form a kind of biography or diary of my life
as they are about people I have loved and people I only knew in my heart,
places I have seen only for a moment and places I have lived all my life.
- Justin Hayward

Of all the species of literary composition,
perhaps biography is the most delightful.
The attention concentrated on one individual gives
a unity to the materials of which it is composed,
which is wanting in general history.
- Robert Hall

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Even from the darkest night songs of beauty can be born.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci


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