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1. "Could it be that he felt sorry for me after all? Or that his hostile attitude was really a cover up, designed to protect me? I pondered over my wishful thinking, but when his black eyes locked on mine again, all positive thoughts had vaporized. There was no question about it; Victor detested me beyond my wildest imagining."
Author: A.B. Whelan
2. "...-not only did he deplore the waste of words, he detested the moral lassitude with which they were wasted. To him, in whose throat the bone of displacement was forever stuck, it was wrong to talk about nothing when there was a perpetual shortage of words for all the horrible things that happened in the world. It was better to be silent than to say what didn't matter. One had to protect from the onslaught of wasted words the silent place deep inside oneself, where all the pieces could be arranged in a logical manner, where the opponents abided by the rules, where even if you ran out of possibilities there might be a way to turn defeat into victory."
Author: Aleksandar Hemon
3. "The more you oppressthe more they distressand the more they protestthe more you detest."
Author: Aram Seriteratai
4. "But it was dreadful to think of Henry, slowly or swiftly corrupted by his detestable father and mother, growing up with the fat slime of their abominations upon him."
Author: Arthur Machen
5. "Lo que Weirdo detesta de Abel: su docilidad, su fragilidad, su miedo, su incapacidad para enfrentarse a sus propias circunstancias y su cobardía. Sobre todo, su cobardía. Le odia cada vez que baja la cabeza y dice: "sí, madre". Cada vez que permite que le traten como si aún fuera un bebé. Cada vez que cumple órdenes que no entiende, que no comparte, que hace algo que él jamás haría. Por las venas de Weirdo bulle el deseo de rebelarse. Arrebatarle al otro, al dócil, al sumiso, al conformista, las riendas de su vida y, por una vez, hacer lo que le dé la gana. Por una vez..."
Author: Care Santos
6. "The reviewer is a singularly detested enemy because he is, unlike the hapless artist, invulnerable."
Author: Carroll O'Connor
7. "Delectable or detestable, all depend on what you place on the table"
Author: Constance Chuks Friday
8. "If my sinfulness appears to me in any way smaller or less detestable in comparison with the sins of others, I am still not recognizing my sinfulness at all."
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
9. "I loathe, detest, hate and abominate the block, the gibbet, the rack, the pillory and the faggots with equal passion," said the old man vehemently. "Not only are they devilishly cruel but they are not even common sense. They do not lesson the evil in the world, they increase it, by making those who handle these cruelties as wicked as those who suffer them. No, I'm wrong, more wicked, for there is always some expiation made in the endurance of suffering and none at all in the infliction of it."
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
10. "He detested objective truths, the burden of argument, sustained reasoning. He disliked demonstrating, he wanted to convince no one. Others are a dialectician's invention."
Author: Emil Cioran
11. "Sa faci doua zile de drum ca sa fugi de Paris, si sa regasesti radioul, tranzistorul etc, tot ce detestai cînd ai plecat."
Author: Emil Cioran
12. "The more I detest men individually the more ardent becomes my love for humanity."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
13. "Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure."
Author: George Byron
14. "But, actually, it is only Americans who say that our freedoms and prosperity are the reason foreigners hate us. If you ask the foreigners, they make it clear that it's America's bullying foreign policy they detest."
Author: Harry Browne
15. "I deeply detest social distinction and snobbery, and in that lies my strong aversion to titular honours."
Author: Helen Clark
16. "Tampoco seré esposa. Joder, ya es bastante difícil ser mujer. ¡Detesto a las mujeres! Todas son unos bichos, hasta las mejores. Yo seré lo que soy: alguien que interpreta el papel de mujer."
Author: Henry Miller
17. "For what I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity."
Author: Hermann Hesse
18. "I detest this contemporary trend to destroy the traditional hierarchy of genres."
Author: Italo Calvino
19. "I am in fact a Hobbit in all but size. I like gardens, trees, and unmechanized farmlands; I smoke a pipe, and like good plain food (unrefrigerated), but detest French cooking; I like, and even dare to wear in these dull days, ornamental waistcoats. I am fond of mushrooms (out of a field); have a very simple sense of humor (which even my appreciative critics find tiresome); I go to bed late and get up late (when possible). I do not travel much."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
20. "How I suffered when I had to preach to you those pious lies that I detest in my heart. What remorse your credulity caused me! A thousand times I was on the point of breaking out publicly and opening your eyes, but a fear stronger than myself held me back, and forced me to keep silence until my death."
Author: Jean Meslier
21. "I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother's poor mental health."
Author: Jean Piaget
22. "...he shrunk more and more from the realities of life and above all from the society of his day which he regarded with an ever growing horror,--a detestation which had reacted strongly on his literary and artistic tastes; he refused, as far as possible, to have anything to do with pictures and books whose subjects were in any way connected with modern existence."
Author: Joris Karl Huysmans
23. "You know I hate, detest, and can't bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appals me. There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in lies -which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world -what I want to forget. It makes me miserable and sick, like biting something rotten would do. Temperament, I suppose."
Author: Joseph Conrad
24. "It is because of the Biblical curse on man's search for knowledge, which has so paralyzed his mind during the past ages, and its detrimental effect upon progress, that makes the Bible the most wicked, the most detestable, the most pernicious, and the most obnoxious book ever published. It has been a curse to the human race.It is the duty of every brave and honest man and woman to do everything in his and her power to destroy the influence of this utterly stupid and vicious book, with its infantile concept of life and its nonsense concerning the universe. It is their duty to do everything within their power to stop its demoralizing and paralyzing influence upon the life of man.We will never achieve intellectual liberty until the wickedness of this book has been discarded with the belief in the flatness of the earth."
Author: Joseph Lewis
25. "He grew restless with Connemara and its bleak possibilities, its blasted bogscape and lunar rockiness, the grey desolation of everything around him, the rainy, acidulous smell of the air. The wind lashed in like a whip from the Atlantic and the trees grew at every angle to the ground except the perpendicular. He sat for hours at his cracked, filthy window watching them bend and warp in a gale; wondering when the fury might get too much and they would break in two or be torn from the earth. But they never broke. They just groaned and bowed low, and remained bowed after the storm had raged away. Stooped. Hunched. Twisted. Deformed: the serveants of a master who detested their devotion."
Author: Joseph O'Connor
26. "I loathe and detest all this trivialisation of politics."
Author: Ken Livingstone
27. "I really detest movies like 'Indecent Proposal' and 'Pretty Woman' because they send a message to women that sleeping with a rich man is the ultimate goal and really that's such a small part of it."
Author: Laura Kightlinger
28. "It is misery, you know, unspeakable misery for the man who lives alone and who detests sordid, casual affairs; not old enough to do without women, but not young enough to be able to go and look for one without shame!"
Author: Luigi Pirandello
29. "Oh, there are plenty of people," the Duc used to observe, "who never misbehave save when passion spurs them to ill; later, the fire gone out of them, their now calm spirit peacefully returns to the path of virtue and, thus passing their life going from strife to error and from error to remorse, they end their days in such a way there is no telling just what roles they have enacted on earth. Such persons," he would continue, "must surely be miserable: forever drifting, continually undecided, their entire life is spent detesting in the morning what they did the evening before. Certain to repent of the pleasures they taste, they take their delight in quaking, in such sort they become at once virtuous in crime and criminal in virtue."
Author: Marquis De Sade
30. "Satan has his companions, fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him; but I am solitary and detested."
Author: Mary Shelley
31. "Back in the day, in '91 or so, I tried to interview Fugazi for Rolling Stone, which the band felt stood for everything they detested about corporate infiltration of music. They said, 'We'll do the interview if you give us a million dollars of cash in a suitcase.' Which was their way of saying no."
Author: Michael Azerrad
32. "Death is the future of everyone, but he who detests death is a failure in life, but he who admonishes it is an achiever"
Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
33. "My hate is general, I detest all men;Some because they are wicked and do evil,Others because they tolerate the wicked,Refusing them the active vigorous scornWhich vice should stimulate in virtuous minds."
Author: Molière
34. "Ajunsem chiar sa-l detest din pricina ca e prea bun cu mine,prea supus. Mi-ar fi placut sa-l vad,macar o data, înfuriindu-se , batând cu pumnul în masa. Dar din gura lui nu ie?eau decât vorbe umile. Asta ma scotea din sarite. N-aveam ce sa-i repro?ez. Cum sa-i repro?ezi cuiva ca-i prea cumsecade ?"
Author: Octavian Paler
35. "More than a catbird hates a cat,Or a criminal hates a clue,Or the Axis hates the United States,That's how much I love you.I love you more than a duck can swim,And more than a grapefruit squirts,I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,And more than a toothache hurts.As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,Or a juggler hates a shove,As a hostess detests unexpected guests,That's how much you I love.I love you more than a wasp can sting,And more than the subway jerks,I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,And more than a hangnail irks.I swear to you by the stars above,And below, if such there be,As the High Court loathes perjurious oathes,That's how you're loved by me."
Author: Ogden Nash
36. "When I was foolish, I detested sagacity. I ate the fruits of my foolishness and ignorance. I thank God because I was once foolish. It was from my foolishness that I learnt and understood the true savour of sagacity."
Author: Ogwo David Emenike
37. "¡Detesto todos los argumentos! Son siempre vulgares, y a menudo convincentes."
Author: Oscar Wilde
38. "Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable"
Author: Oscar Wilde
39. "If only, I thought, I could talk to Eugene just one more time. This was before I came to understand that you cannot make someone fall in love with you But here's what you can do. By arguing and pleading and screaming and crying and throwing plates and phoning a lot and bringing hot food and sending flowers and buying gifts and doing unsolicited favors and remembering a birthday and being nice and declaring your abiding love and trying hard or sometimes merely by being present, you can make someone who was hitherto lukewarm really detest you."
Author: Patricia Marx
40. "Y es que René la dejaba libre y ella detestaba su libertad. Su libertad era peor que cualquier cadena."
Author: Pauline Réage
41. "I detest the idea that love between two persons can lead to salvation. All my life I have fought against this oppressive type of relationship. Instead, I believe in searching for a kind of love that somehow involves all of humanity."
Author: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
42. "[A]ll who are smitten with the love of books think cheaply of the world and wealth; as Jerome says to Vigilantius: The same man cannot love both gold and books... The hideousness of vice is greatly reprobated in books, so that he who loves to commune with books is lead to detest all manner of vice. The demon, who derives his name from knowledge, is most effectually defeated by the knowledge of books, and through books his multitudinous deceits and the endless labyrinths of his guile are laid bare to those who read..."
Author: Richard De Bury
43. "He is not easy to describe. There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable. I never saw a man I so disliked, and yet I scarce know why. He must be deformed somewhere; he gives a strong feeling of deformity, although I couldn't specify the point. He's an extraordinary-looking man, and yet I really can name nothing out of the way. No sir; I can make no hand of it; I can't describe him. And it's not want of memory; for I declare I can see him this moment."
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
44. "I detested you, at the moment of my death... My soul cannot move beyond that... As long as you live, I cannot rest!-Kikyo to Kagome"
Author: Rumiko Takahashi
45. "That's a good attitude. You should hate me more, curse me more, and detest me! Then you should take the power of that hatred and use it to survive this rotten world."
Author: Sorachi Hideaki
46. "It was the ultimate cautionary tale, the moral being Don't fall, as if they were made of glass. In a sense they were--their fragility was irrefutable, medically proven--and yet Emily detested the inevitable rundown of accidents and tragedies, the more fortunate clucking their tongues and counting their blessings, all the while knowing it was just a matter of time. She didn't need to be reminded that she was a single misstep from disaster, especially here, without Henry, surrounded by the survivors of an earlier life."
Author: Stewart O'Nan
47. "Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel."
Author: Thomas Paine
48. "We find in them an ignorant and barbarous people, who have long united the most sordid avarice with the most detestable superstition and the most invincible hatred for every people by whom they are tolerated and enriched. Still, we ought not to burn them."
Author: Voltaire
49. "I write - poignantly, in the most heartfelt way - about how I miss her and how I detest my life in this school and she responds with detailed plans for her future life as an archaeologist or philosopher or - new, this - a veterinary surgeon."
Author: William Boyd
50. "When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable."
Author: Xun Zi

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