Betrayal quotes

  • When you Love.. you Expect.. Once u start Expecting.. u have Hope.. Hopes in return makes you to put Trust.. and Trust makes u prone to Betrayal.. and whn u r Betrayed.. Hell falls over U...!!!
    -- Abhijeet Sawant

    #Betrayal #Fall #Love You

  • We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Trust #Betrayal #Deception

  • As a rule the person found out in a betrayal of love holds, all the same, the superior position of the two. It is the betrayed one who is humiliated.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Betrayal #Two #Betrayed

  • All advertising, whether it lies in the field of business or of politics, will carry success by continuity and regular uniformity of application.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Trust #Betrayal #Lying

  • I used to advertise my loyalty and I don't believe there is a single person I loved that I didn't eventually betray.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Relationship #Loyalty #Betrayal

  • Betrayal answers betrayal, the mask of love is answered by the disappearance of love.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Betrayal #Love Is #Happiness And Love

  • Let's say a Soviet exchange student back in the '70s would go back and tell the KGB about people and places and things that he'd seen and done and been involved with. This is not really espionage; there's no betrayal of trust.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Betrayal #Trust No One #Kgb

  • The betrayal of trust carries a heavy taboo.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Betrayal #Heavy #Taboo

  • Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person who knows something or has something that you can induce them secretly to give to you. That almost always involves a betrayal of trust.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Betrayal #Giving #Espionage

  • No doubt I shall go on writing, stumbling across tundras of unmeaning, planting words like bloody flags in my wake. Loose ends, things unrelated, shifts, nightmare journeys, cities arrived at and left, meetings, desertions, betrayals, all manner of unions, adulteries, triumphs, defeats…these are the facts.
    -- Alexander Trocchi

    #Betrayal #Writing #Journey

  • A FRIEND IS A PERSON . . . With whom you can be sincere. . . . To whom you never need to defend yourself. . . . On whom you can depend whether present or absent. . . . With whom you never need pretend. . . . To whom you can reveal yourself without fear of betrayal. . . . Who does not feel she owns you because you are her friend. . . . Who will not selfishly use you because she has your confidence. I WOULD HAVE SUCH A FRIEND. . . AND I WOULD BE SUCH A FRIEND. I DO HAVE SUCH A FRIEND!
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Betrayal #Use #Doe

  • no matter how we defend ourselves against the outside we're always licked by something from the inside. There‟s no defense against betrayal, and we all betray ourselves.
    -- Alfred Bester

    #Betrayal #Matter #Defense

  • Red has been praised for its nobility of the color of life. But the true color of life is not red. Red is the color of violence, or of life broken open, edited, and published. Or if red is indeed the color of life, it is so only on condition that it is not seen. Once fully visible, red is the color of life violated, and in the act of betrayal and of waste.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Betrayal #Color #Broken

  • That was how dishonesty and betrayal started, not in big lies but in small secrets.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Betrayal #Lying #Secret

  • And for all those years, we never talked about the disaster at the recital or my terrible accusations afterward at the piano bench. All that remained unchecked, like a betrayal that was now unbreakable. So I never found a way to ask her why she had hoped something so large that failure was inevitable. And even worse, I never asked her what frightened me the most: Why had she given up hope?
    -- Amy Tan

    #Betrayal #Years #Piano

  • To reduce the imagination to a state of slavery --even though it would mean the elimination of what is commonly called happiness --is to betray all sense of absolute justice within oneself. Imagination alone offers me some intimation of what can be.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Betrayal #Mean #Justice

  • When on life's journey it becomes our lot to travel with criticism of skeptics, the hate of some, the rejection of others, the impatience of many, or a friend's betrayal, we must be able to pray in such a manner that an abiding faith and a strong testimony that the Lord will be with us to the end, will compel us to say, "Nevertheless, Father, Thy will be done, and with Thy help, in patience I will follow firmly on the path that takes me back to Thee."
    -- Angel Abrea

    #Strong #Betrayal #Father

  • You can never betray the people who are dead.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Betrayal #People #Betray

  • Love and marriage are wonderful arenas in which to place a character. We are most likely to risk our morals and beliefs while in love. Betrayal gives tremendous insights into a character as well.
    -- Anita Shreve

    #Betrayal #Character #Love Is

  • Betrayal clearly has its own reward: the small deep human satisfaction of having one up on someone else. It is the psychology of the mistress, and this regime used it as fuel.
    -- Anna Funder

    #Betrayal #Psychology #Mistress

  • So this was betrayal. It was like being left alone in the desert at dusk without water or warmth. It left your mouth dry and will broken. It sapped your tears and made you hollow.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Heartbreak #Betrayal #Broken

  • Sometimes a savage beauty lured me into the sun and I would start to love the danger a little. On these occasions I felt the reluctant love drained painfully from me as blood drains from a deep wound. The tigers lapped my love's blood and remained enemies. The inhabitants of the day laughed at the gift I wanted to bring them, and I shut myself in my inner room to escape the betrayal of their arrogant mouths.
    -- Anna Kavan

    #Love #Betrayal #Blood

  • Keep guard over your eyes and ears as the inlets of your heart, and over your lips as the outlets, lest they betray you in a moment of unwariness.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Betrayal #Heart #Eye

  • Betrayal, in all forms, is painful. It can make you go crazy. But we all have choices on how to deal with it. Do we just go away or stay?
    -- Anne Curtis

    #Betrayal #Crazy #Choices

  • Betrayals during war are childlike compared with our betrayals during peace.
    -- Anthony Minghella

    #Betrayal #War #Childlike

  • Between lovers, betrayal is always the worst sin.
    -- Anthony Ryan

    #Betrayal #Lovers #Sin

  • The greatest temptation for the like of us is: to renounce violence, to repent, to make peace with oneself. Most revolutionaries fell before this temptation, from Spartacus to Danton and Dostoevsky; they are the classical form of betrayal of the cause. The temptations of God were always more dangerous for mankind than those of Satan. As long as chaos dominates the world, God is an anachronism; and every compromise with one’s own conscience is perfidy. When the accursed inner voice speaks to you, hold your hands over your ears….
    -- Arthur Koestler

    #Betrayal #Hands #Voice

  • Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Life #Heartbreak #Betrayal

  • I think the play offers (white Americans) a different way to look at black Americans For instance, in 'Fences' they see a garbageman, a person they don't really look at, although they see a garbageman every day. By looking at Troy's life, white people find out that the content of this black garbageman's life is affected by the same things- love, honor, beauty, betrayal, duty. Recognizing that these things are as much part of his life as theirs can affect how they think about and deal with black people in their lives.
    -- August Wilson

    #Betrayal #Thinking #Play

  • I'm trying to take culture and put it onstage, demonstrate it is capable of sustaining you. There is no idea that can't be contained by life: Asian life, European life, certainly black life. My plays are about love, honor, duty, betrayal - things humans have written about since the beginning of time.
    -- August Wilson

    #Betrayal #Play #Ideas

  • Why is it that loving something provides such little protection from betrayal?
    -- Ayelet Waldman

    #Betrayal #Littles #Protection

  • How horribly rapid everything has been, from the days when men were not ashamed to talk of souls and of suffering and of hope to these low days of smiles that will never again be sly enough to hide the knowledge of betrayal and deceit.
    -- Ayi Kwei Armah

    #Betrayal #Men #Soul

  • Every great work of art ... is a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors and infidelities of life.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Art #Betrayal #Infidelity

  • In all great works of fiction, regardless of the grim reality they present, there is an affirmation of life against the transience of that life, an essential defiance. This affirmation lies in the way the author takes control of reality by retelling it in his own way, thus creating a new world. Every great work of art, I would declare pompously, is a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors and infidelities of life. The perfection and beauty of form rebels against the ugliness and shabbiness of the subject matter.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Art #Betrayal #Lying

  • We are all proprietary toward cities we love. 'Ah, you should have seen her when I loved her!' we say, reciting glories since faded or defiled, trusting her to no one else; that others should know and love her in her present fallen state (for she must fall without our vigilant love) is a species of betrayal.
    -- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

    #Betrayal #Fall #Love Is

  • Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Betrayal #Perfect #Tails

  • I found Mr. Carter's actions toward the Republic of China so incredible that they defy description by socially acceptable expletives. If December 7, 1941 was a "day of infamy" then December 15, 1978 ranks right up there in international betrayal...The pathetic thing about this whole mess, however, is that it is typical of this administration's conduct of foreign affairs, which could be kindly described as being riddled by ineptitude and hypocrisy.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Betrayal #War #Hypocrisy

  • Traditionally in Christian circles, Judas in fact has been associated with Jews. Of being traitors, avaricious, who in fact, betray Jesus, who are Christ-killers. And this portrayal of Judas of course also leads then to horrendous acts of anti-Semitism through the centuries.
    -- Bart D. Ehrman

    #Christian #Jesus #Betrayal

  • Even the wealthiest professional woman can be "brought down" by being in a relationship where she longs to be loved and is consistently lied to. To the degree that she trusts her male companion, lying and other forms of betrayal will most likely shatter her self-confidence and self-esteem.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Betrayal #Self Esteem #Lying

  • While privacy strengthens all our bonds, secrecy weakens and damages connection. Lerner points out that we do not usually "know the emotional costs of keeping a secret" until the truth is disclosed. Usually, secrecy involves lying. And lying is always the setting for potential betrayal and violation of trust.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Betrayal #Lying #Emotional

  • I know that disavowal is an unusal form of betrayal. From the outside it is impossible to tell if you are disowning someone or simply exercising discretion, being considerate, avoiding embarrassments and sources of irritation. But you, who are doing the disowning, you know what you're doing. And disavowal pulls the underpinnings away from a relationship just as surely as other more flamboyant types of betrayal.
    -- Bernhard Schlink

    #Betrayal #Exercise #Irritation

  • All of us must act selfishly to Iearn charity, must lie to learn honor, must betray and be betrayed to learn to value trust and commitment.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Betrayal #Lying #Commitment

  • Many who wave American flags also practice discrimination on the basis of race. Many who wave American flags practice anti-Semitism. We think that betrays the fundamental ideals of our democracy.
    -- Billy Campbell

    #Betrayal #Thinking #Race

  • Loyalty is from above, betrayal is from below.
    -- Bob Sorge

    #Loyalty #Betrayal

  • I understand pain. I've lived with pain my entire life. But pain is nothing compared to betrayal. And betrayal is nothing compared to knowing that the javelin in your back was rammed there by the one person in your life you actually trusted.
    -- Brad Meltzer

    #Pain #Betrayal #Knowing

  • A Dream of Undying Fame is a probing, elegant and balanced book. Louis Breger shows how Freud’s traumatic childhood shaped his ambitious, detached and authoritarian personality, and led to the betrayal of his mentor, Josef Breuer. Breger’s analysis exposes a fascinating paradox: Freud both invented psychoanalysis and impoverished its development. A must-read for everyone interested in how ideas can change the world.
    -- Brenda Webster

    #Dream #Betrayal #Book

  • Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them- we can only love others as much as we love ourselves. Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed, and rare.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Betrayal #Love Is #Two

  • The treachery of demons is nothing compared to the betrayal of an angel.
    -- Brenna Yovanoff

    #Betrayal #Angel #Satanic

  • Every Betrayal begins with trust-Phish Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today-James Dean Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live-Anonymous
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Dream #Betrayal #Long

  • Do not fear your enemies. The worst they can do is kill you. Do not fear friends. At worst, they may betray you. Fear those who do not care; they neither kill nor betray, but betrayal and murder exists because of their silent consent.
    -- Bruno Jasienski

    #Betrayal #Enemy #Care

  • You want to believe that there's one relationship in life that's beyond betrayal. A relationship that's beyond that kind of hurt. And there isn't.
    -- Caleb Carr

    #Hurt #Betrayal #Believe

  • We feel like 'Lost' deserved a real resolution, not a 'snow globe, waking up in bed, it's all been a dream, cut to black' kind of ending. We thought that would be kind of a betrayal to an audience that's been on this journey for six years. We thought that was not the right ending for our show.
    -- Carlton Cuse

    #Dream #Betrayal #Real

  • We all share a type of physical body that becomes ill or heals for the same reasons. We also share emotional and psychological crises common to the human experience. Everyone fears abandonment, loss and betrayal; anger is as toxic within a Jewish body as it is within a Christian, Muslim or Hindu body; and we are all drawn to love. When it comes to health of our spirits and our bodies, we have no difference.
    -- Caroline Myss

    #Christian #Betrayal #Loss

  • Why do long marriages occasionally endow their inhabitants with a rare kind of equilibrium otherwise almost unknown in human relations? My guess is that the value of the moment has at last overshadowed the long history of resentments, betrayals, and boredom.
    -- Carolyn Heilbrun

    #Marriage #Betrayal #Long

  • How can it be, I wondered, that we can be lying in bed next to a person we love wholly and helplessly, a person we love more than our own breath, and still ache to think of the one who caused us pain all those years ago? It's the betrayal of this second heart of ours, its flesh tied off like a fingertip twined tightly round with a single hair, blue-tinged from lack of blood. The shameful squeeze of it.
    -- Carolyn Parkhurst

    #Pain #Betrayal #Lying

  • It's particularly hard to take being stabbed in the back close to home. There's always a feeling of betrayal when people of your own group oppose you.
    -- Catharine MacKinnon

    #Betrayal #Home #People

  • You are going to break your promise. I understand. And I hold my hands over the ears of my heart, so that I will not hate you.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Betrayal #Hate #Heart

  • The fear really hits you. That's what you feel first. And then it's the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself.
    -- Charles Bronson

    #Betrayal #Anger #Frustration

  • For too long, musicians have been the greatest enemy of music. Their lack of desire to proselytize is a kind of betrayal.
    -- Charles Hazlewood

    #Betrayal #Long #Enemy

  • One has not the right to betray even a traitor. Traitors must be fought, got betrayed.
    -- Charles Peguy

    #Betrayal #Betrayed #Traitor

  • If man were immortal he could be perfectly sure of seeing the day when everything in which he had trusted should betray his trust.
    -- Charles Sanders Peirce

    #Betrayal #Men #Should

  • Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay... Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told.
    -- Chaz Bono

    #Mom #Hurt #Betrayal

  • Smell remembers and tells the future. ... Smell is home or loneliness. Confidence or betrayal. Smell remembers.
    -- Cherrie Moraga

    #Betrayal #Loneliness #Home

  • War in the end is always about betrayal, betrayal of the young by the old, of soldiers by politicians, and of idealists by cynics.
    -- Chris Hedges

    #Peace #Betrayal #War

  • The moral nihilism of celebrity culture is played out on reality television shows, most of which encourage a dark voyeurism into other people's humiliation, pain, weakness, and betrayal.
    -- Chris Hedges

    #Pain #Betrayal #Dark

  • I betrayed Gutenberg for McLuhan long ago.
    -- Chris Marker

    #Betrayal #Long #Gutenberg

  • Everyone thinks you're so strong and self-confident, but inside you're a frightened child, waiting to suffer betrayal again from those who should love you most.
    -- Christina Dodd

    #Strong #Children #Betrayal

  • Betrayal is never easy to handle and there is no right way to accept it.
    -- Christine Feehan

    #Betrayal #Way #Easy

  • What had seemed like love was betrayal
    -- Claudia Gray


  • It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
    -- Confucius

    #Friendship #Trust #Betrayal

  • It was always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals came easily.
    -- Cormac McCarthy

    #Betrayal #Coward #Firsts

  • The Gospel of Judas turns Judas' act of betrayal into an act of obedience. The sacrifice of Jesus' body of flesh in fact becomes saving. And so for that reason, Judas emerges as the champion and he ends up being envied and even cursed and resented by the other disciples.
    -- Craig A. Evans

    #Jesus #Betrayal #Sacrifice

  • Infidelity is such a pretty word, so light and delicate. Whereas the act itself is dark and thick with guilt, betrayal, confusion, pain, and (okay) sometimes enormous pleasure.
    -- Cynthia Heimel

    #Betrayal #Pain #Dark

  • A true opium of the people is a belief in nothingness after death - the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders we are not going to be judged.
    -- Czeslaw Milosz

    #Betrayal #Thinking #People

  • Religion used to be the opium of the people. To those suffering humiliation, pain, illness, and serfdom, religion promised the reward of an after life. But now, we are witnessing a transformation, a true opium of the people is the belief in nothingness after death, the huge solace, the huge comfort of thinking that for our betrayals, our greed, our cowardice, our murders, we are not going to be judged.
    -- Czeslaw Milosz

    #Atheist #Pain #Betrayal

  • The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
    -- Dalton Trumbo

    #Betrayal #People #Enemy

  • At some point, you can't take a risk just to take a risk because that's a betrayal, in and of itself.
    -- Damon Lindelof

    #Betrayal #Risk

  • Feelings aren't good or bad. They're just weak or strong. Love, for example, is weak: someone loves you, you love them back, you're happy for a while, and then it fades away. But if one of those lovers betrays the other, then you have a real emotion - then you have something powerful, something that leaves a mark you'll never be rid of. Betrayal is the most delicious of all, but it takes a while to set it up, and fear can be just as intense if you know what you're doing.
    -- Dan Wells

    #Strong #Powerful #Betrayal

  • My mom and dad passed away from cancer. Within nine months, I lost both of my folks. Immediately after that, I had a horrible betrayal where my brother, who worked for me, stole a lot of my money. He's in jail now.
    -- Dane Cook

    #Mom #Brother #Betrayal

  • A world without pain, loss, betrayal, hate, death, loneliness? Impossible!
    -- Darren Shan

    #Pain #Betrayal #Hate

  • I don't think that the flesh is necessarily treacherous, evil, bad. It is cantankerous, and it is independent. The idea of independence is the key. It really is like colonialism. The colonies suddenly decide that they can and should exist with their own personality and should detach from the control of the mother country. At first the colony is perceived as being treacherous. It's a betrayal. Ultimately, it can be seen as the separation of a partner that could be very valuable as an equal rather than as something you dominate.
    -- David Cronenberg

    #Mother #Country #Betrayal

  • See, you can't rewrite, 'cause to rewrite is to deceive and lie, and you betray your own thoughts. To rethink the flow and the rhythm, the tumbling out of the words, is a betrayal, and it's a sin, Martin, it's a sin." --Hank (Kerouac)to Martin (Ginsberg) in the film Naked Lunch
    -- David Cronenberg

    #Betrayal #Lying #Lunch

  • Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy.
    -- David Frum

    #Betrayal #America #Legacy

  • It was a mistake," you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.
    -- David Levithan

    #Trust #Betrayal #Mistake

  • History is not the story of heroes entirely. It is often the story of cruelty and injustice and shortsightedness. There are monsters, there is evil, there is betrayal. That's why people should read Shakespeare and Dickens as well as history ~~ they will find the best, the worst, the height of noble attainment and the depths of depravity.
    -- David McCullough

    #Betrayal #Book #Reading

  • I find life itself provides ample and sufficient tests of my valor and mettle: illness; betrayal; fruitless searches for love; working for the abusive, the insane, and the despotic. All challenges easily as thrilling to me as scrambling over icy rock in a pair of barely adequate boots.
    -- David Rakoff

    #Betrayal #Rocks #Challenges

  • The fake slap invariably makes contact, adding the elements of shock and betrayal to what had previously been plain old-fashioned fear.
    -- David Sedaris

    #Betrayal #Fake #Elements

  • If I were a person of color in Florida, I would pick up a brick and start walking toward that courthouse in Sanford. Those that do not, those that hold the pain and betrayal inside and somehow manage to resist violence - these citizens are testament to a stoic tolerance that is more than the rest of us deserve. I confess, their patience and patriotism is well beyond my own.
    -- David Simon

    #Pain #Betrayal #Color

  • We can depend on nobody in this world, and sometimes we even betray ourselves.
    -- Dean Cavanagh

    #Betrayal #World #Sometimes

  • No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or unconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Relationship #Dog #Betrayal

  • One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us. The disappointments of life, the injustices, the battering events that are beyond our control, and the betrayals we endure, from those we befriended and loved, can make us cynical and turn our hearts into flint – on which only the matches of anger and bitterness can be struck into flame. By their delight in being with us, the reliable sunniness of their disposition, the joy they bring to playtime, the curiosity with which they embrace each new experience, dogs can melt cynicism,and sweeten the bitter heart.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Dog #Disappointment #Betrayal

  • Those women who had gone out with Germans were grabbed and treated very badly, often shaved totally bald so that everyone could see who they were. Some were taken prisoners. There had been so much suffering during the war because of the betrayal of those collaborators, so many killed and hurt because of what they had done to families, that the mood for revenge against the traitors was very high. It was not right, but it was understandable.
    -- Diet Eman

    #Hurt #Revenge #Betrayal

  • There was too much noise. Sirens from police cars and ambulances. Shouts from the crowd on the street eighteen floors below. Traffic from other streets and all of the noises of San Francisco. Mostly, though, there were the voices. Whispering to him. Reminding him of the dark things he had done - all of the little things he had forgotten, all of the big things he had tried to forget. Mostly they reminded him of his biggest secret, a betrayal of trust and friendship long ago. He squeezed his eyes shut as if that could somehow keep the voices away.
    -- Don Bassingthwaite

    #Betrayal #Eye #Dark

  • When all else fails, tell the truth.
    -- Donald T. Regan

    #Trust #Betrayal #Deception

  • For me, fiscal realism is not a betrayal of Labour values; it is the foundation by which we win the trust of the public.
    -- Douglas Alexander

    #Betrayal #Winning #Foundation

  • May God have mercy on my soul for the deaths on my name and for the treachery I committed. Betrayal of God and country, what a sad and horrible thing it is.
    -- E. Howard Hunt

    #Country #Betrayal #Names

  • If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
    -- E. M. Forster

    #Friendship #Country #Betrayal

  • Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.
    -- Edmond de Goncourt

    #Betrayal #Men #Mind

  • I would never betray a friend to serve a cause. Never reject a friend to help an institution. Great nations may fall in ruin before I would sell a friend to save them.
    -- Edward Abbey

    #Betrayal #Fall #May

  • The story of the betrayal of Jesus by Judas gave a moral and religious rationale to anti-Jewish sentiment, and that's what made it persistent and vicious.
    -- Elaine Pagels

    #Religious #Jesus #Betrayal