Top 213 Revenge Quotes

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“The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that you aren’t even left with the possibility of taking revenge or punishing anyone; the terrorist is killed along with his victims, his blood mixing with theirs.”

― A. B. Yehoshua

“Every revolution, bloody or not, has two phases. The first phase is defined by the struggle for freedom, the second by the struggle for power and revenge on the votaries of the ancien regime.”

― Adam Michnik

“I don’t have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.”

― Agnes Obel

“Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn’t difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We’re not a particular species. Check out popular video games.”

― Alan Dean Foster

“Do I appreciate the idea of jealousy, revenge and all these so-called dark qualities? Yes. Do I write these songs in order to engage in some public war with someone? No.”

― Alanis Morissette

“To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.”

― Alexander Pope

“Revenge is sweet and not fattening.”

― Alfred Hitchcock

“I took revenge on hardship from my earlier life by forgetting it.”

― Alija Izetbegovic

“I was telling my manager that I wanted to quit the industry because the synopsis I was receiving from filmmakers all felt like a lie. Yes, they were heroine-centric… but the concepts were simple. Like a rape victim, her struggling against the odds and gaining revenge, or a wife who supports her husband endlessly, or a sacrificial mother.”

― Amala Paul

“Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“In moments of pain, we seek revenge.”

― Ami Ayalon

“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.”

― Amy Adams

“As I predicted, young people who overwhelmingly didn’t want Brexit have turned out in their droves and exacted revenge on a generation of Leavers who they believe stole their future while enjoying generous pensions as they denied them the first rung on the property ladder.”

― Anna Soubry

“The great thing is that I’m getting my revenge on everybody who treated me badly in high school. The bad thing is I had to go back to high school to do it.”

― Anne Beatts

“Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values.”

― Arthur M. Schlesinger

“On the ‘Revenge’ set, even if they’re not showing my feet, I’ll still wear my heels because it gets me in the feeling of Ashley Davenport.”

― Ashley Madekwe

“Terrorism does not disappear with revenge tactics but through making justice and equality before law a reality.”

― Asma Jahangir

“Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.”

― Austin O’Malley

“There’s always a feeling of revenge any time you lose against any team.”

― Aymeric Laporte

“’Sonchiriya’ speaks of the consequences of societal bias and the bloody consequences of revenge when human lives become casualty.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“I noticed that in ‘The Revenant,’ as much as it is a good story of revenge and endurance, there are times that you get to escape with a story like that.”

― Bill Pullman

“Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.”

― Bobby Sands

“The Black Panther Party were not revenge nationalists.”

― Bobby Seale

“I’ve had to write in a different way because I’m not in a bad place and I’m not heartbroken, so there’s no one I want revenge on.”

― Boy George

“Getting revenge on a guy is just not worth it to me. I mean, it definitely sucks at the time, but obviously you’re not supposed to be with that person.”

― Carrie Underwood

“It wouldn’t be a Carrie Underwood album without a revenge song on it. People really like when I do that. I don’t mean to. I don’t hate men that much. But it turns out so well!”

― Carrie Underwood

“Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities.”

― Cat Stevens

“Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man’s idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“Revenge by young men is considered gain, even at the cost of their own lives, but old men who stay at home in times of war, and mothers who have sons to lose, know better.”

― Chief Seattle

“American foreign policy needs to be driven by what will get results and what is legal, not by what satisfies our primal instincts of revenge.”

― Chris Murphy

“Revenge is a particularly interesting concept, especially the notion of whether or not it exists outside of just an abstract idea.”

― Christopher Nolan

“I am not a man who wants revenge.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“To have a record crowd for What Culture, to be in there with Kurt Angle and not to be just, like, Kurt Angle plus garnish, for it instead to be Kurt Angle v. Cody Rhodes, our second match, actually – it was very vindicating. It’s also nice, you know: the greatest revenge in all the world is success, so it’s nice to be vindicated.”

― Cody Rhodes

“The people who influenced me most were the people who said I would never make it. They gave me a thirst for revenge.”

― Colin Mochrie

“The further away we got from 9/11, the more I wanted to find some way to recover. I wanted to talk about the more anonymous corners of the city, because I think it’s very important that not all of that anger was turned to revenge.”

― Colum McCann

“Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.”

― Confucius

“Revenge and retaliation always perpetuate the cycle of anger, fear and violence.”

― Coretta Scott King

“While we somehow understand revenge on an intuitive level between individuals, I do suspect that companies, assuming that people are rational, completely miss and underestimate the motivation people have for revenge.”

― Dan Ariely

“Revenge doesn’t stop.”

― Daniel Craig

“I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge.”

― Dave Matthews

“Usually, you see this play as a guy who can’t make up his mind, but our version is more of a revenge thriller than a man who is pontificating what he should do next. I’ve never seen a ‘Hamlet’ this big, this exciting, with this many cast members; it’s quite a spectacle.”

― David Denman

“’Liberal Fascism’ is less an expose of left-wing hypocrisy than a chance to exact political revenge. Yet, the title of his book aside, what distinguishes Goldberg from the Sean Hannitys and Michael Savages is a witty intelligence that deals in ideas as well as insults – no mean feat in the nasty world of the culture wars.”

― David Oshinsky

“I’ve seen the teaser trailer for Revenge of the Sith though and I think it will be excellent.”

― David Prowse

“Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC’s military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.”

― Desmond Tutu

“What’s interesting to ‘Vikings’ the series is that Horik is so blind in his greed and his desire for revenge that he can’t hear reason, and he’s probably so insecure about Ragnar that he won’t take his advice. And straight up, honestly, if you ever have to say to someone, ‘Hey, remember, I’m the king?’ It’s too late, and you’ve lost your authority.”

― Donal Logue

“While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself.”

― Douglas Horton

“The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.”

― Eddie Vedder

“Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.”

― Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.”

― Edward Gibbon

“Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.”

― Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.”

― Elizabeth Fry

“Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim.”

― Emil Cioran

“Oddly enough, I think that everybody can relate to revenge, on some level. Everyone has wanted to exact it, at some point, and everybody has tampered with the idea, even if they didn’t actually go through with it.”

― Emily VanCamp

“Without justice, the most heinous crimes go unpunished; victims are unable to obtain redress, and peace remains an elusive goal, since impunity generates more hatred, leading to acts of revenge and more suffering.”

― Federica Mogherini

“Chavez, who came out of the ranks of the Venezuelan Army, is methodical and tireless. I have observed him over the course of 17 years, since his first visit to Cuba. He is an extremely humanitarian and law-abiding person; he has never taken revenge on anybody.”

― Fidel Castro

“Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.”

― Francis Bacon

“In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.”

― Francis Bacon

“This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.”

― Francis Bacon

“Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince’s part to pardon.”

― Francis Bacon

“A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.”

― Francis Bacon

“Listen to what I’m saying: I’m back. Junior Dos Santos, Alexander Volkov, or revenge against Stipe Miocic. That fight, I didn’t do well, and I really want to fix it.”

― Francis Ngannou

“France does not practice revenge.”

― Francois Fillon

“My favorite movie is ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’ with Clint Eastwood, a guy who gets his family killed by the bad guys then goes on a journey of revenge, eventually discovering himself – very existential.”

― Frank Grillo

“I’m not a guy who believes in revenge.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“The best revenge is massive success.”

― Frank Sinatra

“It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Most big popcorn movies are ‘bad guy does something to good guy, good guy gets revenge on bad guy, sets the world right, and moves on.’ And ‘Ender’s Game’ is just not that simple, so it’s an exciting challenge. It’s a little terrifying, and let’s see how audiences respond.”

― Gavin Hood

“I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages. That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing.”

― Gavrilo Princip

“Living well is the best revenge.”

― George Herbert

“It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.”

― George Santayana

“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.”

― George Washington

“The idea of revenge coming from a 14-year-old girl isn’t, you know, exactly right.”

― Hailee Steinfeld

“Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a man of violence and revenge.”

― Hiawatha

“We have defeated Gaddafi on the battlefield; now we must defeat him in our imagination. We must not allow his legacy to corrupt our dream. Let’s keep focused on the true prize: unity, democracy, and the rule of law. Let’s not seek revenge; that would diminish our future.”

― Hisham Matar

“Looking good is the best revenge.”

― Ivana Trump

“Gorgeous hair is the best revenge.”

― Ivana Trump

“Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.”

― J. B. Priestley

“But the best revenge for naysayers is living well. And living well is doing your job and taking care of your family.”

― Jalen Rose

“I auditioned for ‘Revenge Of The Nerds,’ and I so did not want the picture. I didn’t want it. I didn’t want be in anything that had nerds anywhere.”

― James Cromwell

“Justice should not admit a public’s thirst for pure revenge.”

― James May

“’Death Sentence’ really is a throwback to the ’70s style revenge drama with moments of action. It’s like a contemporary ‘Death Wish’ with a much more thriller style storyline, but the action scenes I shot very much in the style of ’70s films like ‘The French Connection.’”

― James Wan

“A lot of these types of films – the vigilante or revenge drama – were so popular in the ’70s because there was a feeling in the culture of loss of control.”

― James Wan

“I guess, deep down, there’s a dark side to us. I guess that’s why movie fans really love the revenge drama. We like to go into dark movie theaters and fantasize.”

― James Wan

“My guilty pleasure is ‘Revenge.’ I’ve watched it from the very first episode.”

― Jane Elliot

“I was very ambitious. It all started because my first boyfriend dumped me when I was 14. I’d always wanted to be a model and thought, ‘Right, he’s going to see me everywhere.’ I was relentless in my pursuit of modeling. It was revenge.”

― Jane March

“From the earliest age, I was just different. I think that’s part of every writer’s little revenge. You think, ‘I’m not a blonde, blue-eyed cheerleader but I’m going to get out of here and do something.’”

― Janine di Giovanni

“Revenge is a caustic thing. I say, Breathe in, breathe deeply, let it go.”

― Jason Statham

“There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.”

― Jean Baudrillard

“In the free-to-play industry, the most money-making games are often coming from making people fighting against each other and really hating each other and wanting to revenge, so they spend more money to dominate.”

― Jenova Chen

“Revenge… is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.”

― Jeremy Taylor

“It is up to God to take revenge. Only God can judge. I don’t have to worry about getting even with anybody or taking out any kind of aggression on anybody. Doing that is a weakness, anyway.”

― Jim Brown

“’The Autobiography of Malcolm X.’ I’ve used it to demonstrate racial attitudes to people who I thought needed a better understanding of all human beings. Malcolm was not a racist. He was not looking for revenge. He realized that kindness and goodness did not come from any one kind of person.”

― Jim Brown

“They say revenge is a dish best eaten cold, but for most people, by the time it’s ready to eat, they just don’t fancy it any more.”

― Jo Brand

“Some may seek revenge, but this is not our policy.”

― Joe Slovo

“Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don’t live angry, let go now!”

― Joel Osteen

“Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory, or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.”

― John Boyd Orr

“Revenge proves its own executioner.”

― John Ford

“In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated.”

― John McCarthy

“He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.”

― John Milton

“I think to a certain extent in Bosnia and among the Hutus in Rwanda and also among the Tutsis in Rwanda who then took revenge on the Hutus, there is a sense of being swept up and a sense that the society in which they live has gone mad.”

― John Pomfret

“There is that stereotype of a nerd with the high pants and pocket protector and that kind of thing. That can sustain comedy for maybe a movie – hence the ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ franchise – but not for hopefully years on the air. It’s a sight gag, not a story.”

― Johnny Galecki

“I was a socially awkward 8-year-old kid who fell in love with wrestling when he felt like the whole world was against him. That’s the key word: love. I don’t do this for revenge; I do this because I love it. That’s Johnny Wrestling.”

― Johnny Gargano

“There is no evidence that dogs have the kind of complex emotional lives and value systems that we do. It’s one reason why we love them so much, in fact. They are neither “good” nor “bad.” They don’t hold grudges, act in petty ways, or seek revenge. They read our moods, but not our minds.”

― Jon Katz

“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”

― Josh Billings

“You have to be okay with wins and losses. You can’t just be looking for the wins and, when the losses happen, you can’t buy more and more because you’re sure it’s going to bounce. We call that revenge trading.”

― Josh Brolin

“It was all about wanting to get revenge. Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation.”

― Julian Clary

“I don’t like the word ‘revenge’ so much in football.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“’Smallville’ was one of those things where we worked a lot of nights, and there were a lot of physical scenes. I was hurt a lot, but I loved it! The ‘Revenge’ cast was also one of the greatest, most gracious casts I’ve ever been a part of.”

― Justin Hartley

“Certainly my time on ‘Revenge’ was great; it was a different character I’d never played before.”

― Justin Hartley

“Success is the best revenge. I always feel women should answer back either with their sarcasm or success.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“My character Saurabh Singhania is a rich, bad guy who is driven by revenge, so much that you feel like scratching his face or throwing stones at him. The intimate scenes in the trailer are creating quite a buzz… I wish they had shown more of the story instead of the sizzling scenes. The film is not about boldness or intimacy.”

― Karan Singh Grover

“As the youngest of three girls, most of my childhood works were revenge fantasies against my older sisters, so of course the sisters in ‘Pretty Girls’ share some similarities to my own.”

― Karin Slaughter

“Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“My own theory about the phlegmatic qualities and properties of the English is the mountain of pure white sugar hydrocarbons they consume every day bloody day of the year – the stiff upper lip is petrified sugar; that’s Bermuda’s revenge, the with death, the rotting future square in the teeth of it.”

― Katherine Dunn

“I don’t believe in revenge. When people are bullies it’s because of a deeper-rooted issue – either their family life is tough or they’re being bullied by someone bigger than they are.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“The Western is as American as a film can get – there’s the discovery of a frontier, the element of a showdown, revenge, and determining the best gunman. There’s a certain masculinity to the Western that really appealed to me, and I’ve always wanted to do a Western in Hollywood.”

― Kim Jee-woon

“I’m not one to take revenge. If someone does something wrong to me I leave it in the hands of the universe to take care of that person.”

― Lana Parrilla

“I do watch ‘Revenge,’ ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘Game of Thrones.’ I am behind on all of them. But I do watch them. Those are my go-to shows.”

― Lana Parrilla

“I love revenge.”

― Laura Schlessinger

“For years, people have re-dialed when the line was busy. They waited their turn. When I’m put on hold, I always hope that as my revenge, their other call will be someone wanting to sell them something.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“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

“Revenge is a sorrow for the person who has to take it on. And the person who is rash enough to think it’s going to help a situation is always wrong.”

― Louise Erdrich

“I once tried to write a novel about revenge. It’s the only book I didn’t finish. I couldn’t get into the mind of the person who was plotting vengeance.”

― Maeve Binchy

“Violence only perpetrates more violence, and it becomes a vicious cycle. There are political situations all over the world where there are untold acts of revenge for incidences, and thousands and thousands of lives are lost because of them.”

― Mandy Patinkin

“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”

― Marcus Aurelius

“To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.”

― Marcus Aurelius

“Revenge is a powerful motivator.”

― Marcus Luttrell

“Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“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.”

― Margaret Cho

“May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.”

― Marianne Williamson

“Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.”

― Marquis de Sade

“With superheroes and comics and fantasy and sci-fi being absolutely the popular currency in cinema, it’s like people have said in endless magazines, it’s the revenge of the geeks and all that. There’s some truth in that.”

― Martin Freeman

“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Modern love – in the movies and music – especially country music – is full of tales of women exacting sweet revenge on the men who done them wrong.”

― Mary Kay Andrews

“The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.”

― Marya Mannes

“A lot of people might gawk at it, but I really love ‘Revenge of the Sith’ because of what happens to Anakin.”

― Matt Lanter

“If you’re not catfishing someone for romantic reasons, then it’s going to be hard to sympathize and be compassionate with someone who is doing it for revenge, who’s doing it for fun and games, who’s doing it because they want to be on TV.”

― Max Joseph

“No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place.”

― Meir Kahane

“Doom is a classic supervillain, akin to the Phantom of the Opera. It’s not about revenge so much as, like, ‘I’m back – now watch this!’ It all boils down to the music. The mask is a slight theme for people to enjoy, and it adds mystery.”

― MF Doom

“Revenge is not a positive state of mind or energy to indulge your self in.”

― Michael K. Williams

“Perhaps my favourite story is ‘Le Passe-Muraille’ by Marcel Ayme. It’s about a guy who wakes up with a weird faculty that means he can walk through walls. He’s a very shy clerk, and he uses it to get revenge, or vent his frustration.”

― Michel Gondry

“I mean, who wants to live waking up… at least I don’t want to live waking up everyday about revenge.”

― Mitchell Baker

“We don’t spend our days thinking about Microsoft or trying to get revenge on Microsoft. That’s a really negative and backward way, and that’s not how I want to live.”

― Mitchell Baker

“If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you – until you get your revenge.”

― Muhammad Ali

“Every nation should wrestle with the question of what it means to defend itself, what it means to take revenge.”

― Nathan Englander

“Follow me if I advance! Kill me if I retreat! Revenge me if I die!”

― Ngo Dinh Diem

“Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries – for heavy ones they cannot.”

― Niccolo Machiavelli

“Any story about revenge is ultimately a story about forgiveness, redemption, or the futility of revenge.”

― Nick Wechsler

“Because revenge is a very known feeling in American culture, there’s a certain element of an eye for an eye. There’s the saying, ‘Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.’ When you wish for revenge, and you think you’ve gotten it, what happens then? Revenge is just a really good drive for drama and good action.”

― Niels Arden Oplev

“Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who’s ever disagreed, whoever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”

― Omarosa Manigault Newman

“The point of revenge is not in the completion but in the process.”

― Park Chan-wook

“Serial killing is not about sex at all, but about power and control and revenge on society.”

― Pat Brown

“Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge.”

― Patricia Cornwell

“Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.”

― Paul Gauguin

“Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“It’s important we understand our system seeks justice and not revenge.”

― Pete Gallego

“To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.”

― Pierre Corneille

“Revenge is a way of life and definitely some thing that we identify with. We all feel cheated in some way about some thing and how nice it would be to do something about it. I mean ultimately it’s not the most Christian of sentiments.”

― Radha Mitchell

“’Stree’ is a horror comedy in which a bridal ghost who is back in town to take revenge from men, she is the one giving a lot of pain to the men. We have reversed the role, which is such an amazing feeling.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man’s restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.”

― Ralph Steadman

“I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only weakens the appeal of their faith and contradicts any claims they might have made that ‘all religions are basically the same.’ If all religions were indeed the same, why not let someone be ‘converted’ to another religion?”

― Ravi Zacharias

“I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only weakens the appeal of their faith and contradicts any claims they might have made that ‘all religions are basically the same.’”

― Ravi Zacharias

“Terrorism is the vanguard of a general revenge against the West’s wealth.”

― Rene Girard

“Gerald R. Ford was a decent and honorable man. Under his steady hand, the nation began the process of recovering from the terrible trauma of Watergate – the lies, distortions, cover-ups, misuses of federal agencies to exact political revenge, illegal wiretapping, burglaries.”

― Richard Ben-Veniste

“AIDS is the revenge of the rain forest.”

― Richard Preston

“Call it Camelot’s revenge: the class of court scribes who made it their profession to uphold a make-believe version of America free of conflict and ruled by noble men helped Nixon get away with it for so long – because, after all, America was ruled by noble men.”

― Rick Perlstein

“’Revenge’ is a shameless soap in the style of Eighties shoulder-pad slap-offs like ‘Dallas,’ ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Falcon Crest.’ Yet there’s no wink-wink camp.”

― Rob Sheffield

“I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.”

― Robert Crumb

“I choose not to give energy to the emotions of revenge, hatred or the desire to subjugate.”

― Rosanne Cash

“Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“Justice is revenge.”

― Saad Hariri

“When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.”

― Sacha Guitry

“I didn’t want to become some embittered old hack getting his revenge for the rest of my life. And I didn’t want to become some scared creature cowering in a corner. I remember telling myself not to carry the hatred around, although I know where it is. I have it in a trunk in storage.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.”

― Samuel Johnson

“There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.”

― Samuel Johnson

“Of course ‘Hamlet’ is a debate about the nature and morality of revenge and whether it is right to do something to assuage your angry feelings.”

― Samuel West

“Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.”

― Sandra Cisneros

“Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.”

― Scott Adams

“I like Daniel Craig. I worked with him on ‘Sharpe,’ one of the very early ones, maybe the second one we did – ‘Sharpe’s Revenge?’ A long, long time ago, and he was good in that then.”

― Sean Bean

“We are taught that revenge is strong and compassion is weak. We are taught that power is more important than love.”

― Sharon Salzberg

“At night, I try to sneak in some of the shows that I love. I can’t live without ’30 Rock’ – I was a fan before I joined the show in 2007 – and ‘The Office.’ ‘Revenge’ is my drama. And I love Jimmy Kimmel if I can stay up late enough to watch him.”

― Sherri Shepherd

“The ultimate revenge is being on Top Of The Pops.”

― Siobhan Fahey

“Shakespeare wrote about love. I write about love. Shakespeare wrote about gang warfare, family feuds and revenge. I write about all the same things.”

― Sister Souljah

“Opera tells stories that all ages can relate to: love, death, revenge, etc.”

― Sondra Radvanovsky

“As readers, we sense when the game is being played for real and when something else is afoot: pride, showmanship, the pursuit of power, self-aggrandizement, revenge, making money. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of that, but I dislike closing a book with the sense that I’ve been had.”

― Stacey D’Erasmo

“I don’t think, generally speaking, people become writers because they were the really good, really cool, attractive kid in class. I’ll be honest. This is our revenge for people who were much better looking and more popular than us. I was a bit like that, I suppose.”

― Steven Moffat

“Most wars are not fought over shortages of resources such as food and water, but rather over conquest, revenge, and ideology.”

― Steven Pinker

“To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it’s an absolute duty.”

― Stieg Larsson

“The best revenge in the world is success.”

― Suge Knight

“Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.”

― Susan Sontag

“Most action is based on redemption and revenge, and that’s a formula. Moby Dick was formula. It’s how you get to the conclusion that makes it interesting.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“It is always easier to requite an injury than a service: gratitude is a burden, but revenge is found to pay.”

― Tacitus

“You know what? I wanna play something that is really… it changes the game. I don’t wanna be the same story where it’s the Charles Bronson formula, where he’s getting revenge or whatever.”

― Terry Crews

“Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.”

― Thomas Fuller

“I know what it is to feel unloved, to want revenge, to make mistakes, to suffer disappointment, yet also to find the courage to go forward in life.”

― Tim O’Brien

“Ruining someone else’s life for attention or revenge should also come with a price.”

― Tomi Lahren

“I like the thought of gaining revenge over WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, who beat me in 2013.”

― Tony Bellew

“All my movies, like Revenge, are under two hours.”

― Tony Scott

“People don’t remember. Revenge is sweet.”

― Tracey Emin

“I’m a big ‘Goosebumps’ fan – ‘Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes.’ My favorites are the pick-your-own-death ones.”

― Tyler, The Creator

“In the Seventies, a lot of executions via electric chair failed because of technical problems. Seed tells the true story of someone who survived and sought revenge. They buried him alive to make it seem he was dead.”

― Uwe Boll

“Of course my goal is to be the champion, and of course I want revenge with Amanda because I feel much stronger, and I know next time it will be a totally different result of the fight.”

― Valentina Shevchenko

“Success is the sweetest revenge.”

― Vanessa Williams

“’Pinocchio’s Revenge’ was pretty bad. I was basically a stunt double for a doll.”

― Verne Troyer

“It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.”

― Vin Diesel

“If revenge motivates you, go for it! But the main thing is to set your game in order.”

― Viswanathan Anand

“I think revenge is an extremely potent and powerful weapon, and hatred is more powerful sometimes than love.”

― Vivek Oberoi

“Where I grew up, in a remote village at the back of a valley, the old still thought the dead needed attending to – a notion so universal, it’s enscribed in all religions. If you didn’t, they might exact revenge upon the living.”

― W. G. Sebald

“I don’t believe revenge is part of my agenda. I’m a firm believer that, just like hate spreads hate, love and kindness spread love and kindness.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“It was, however, in the interest of Osama bin Laden for us to destroy a secular Arab leader; it was very much in the interest of the Iranians because they wanted revenge against Saddam Hussein for Iraq’s invasion in 1980.”

― William Odom

“If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?”

― William Shakespeare

“Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.”

― William Wycherley
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