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1. "For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness."
Author: Aeschylus
2. "He was a different kind of poison. The slow, scorching, addictive kind."
Author: Alexia Purdy
3. "She was telling me that I had a life of disappointment before me if I continued to love him as I did. A love that is too strong can turn poisonous and bring great unhappiness. And then, what is the remedy? Can you unlearn your heart's desire? Can you stop loving someone? Easier to drown yourself; easier to take the lover's leap."
Author: Alma Katsu
4. "Unless we speak praise, we consistently speak poison. Unless we are intentional about giving God glory throughout the day, our days unintentionally give way to grumbling."
Author: Ann Voskamp
5. "Please do not break your heart over the withering of a dream you once held, that never became yours! After all, the shattered dream could have very well been a nightmare and not a dream at all, you wouldn't really know because you didn't have it yet! Let the sparks fade, let the flame dim and die, you'll never know it wasn't poison."
Author: C. JoyBell C.
6. "What does seem to me poisonous, what breeds a type of patriotism that is pernicious if it lasts but not likely to last long in an educated adult, is the perfectly serious indoctrination of the young in knowably false or biased history - the heroic legend drably disguised as text-book fact. With this creeps in the tacit assumption that other nations have not equally their heroes; perhaps even the belief - surely it is very bad biology - that we can literally 'inherit' tradition."
Author: C.S. Lewis
7. "Because in some men it is in them to give up everything personal at some time, before it ferments and poisons--throw it to some human being or some human idea. They have to."
Author: Carson McCullers
8. "She hated that will had this effect on her. Hated it. She knew better. She knew what he thought of her. That she was worth nothing. And still a look from him could make her tremble with mingled hatred and longing. It was like poison in her blood, to which Jem was the only antidote."
Author: Cassandra Clare
9. "There is a coldness to the Clave, it is true. We are dust and shadows. But you are like the heroes of ancient times, like Achilles and Jason.""Achilles was murdered with a poisonedarrow, and Jason died alone, killed by his own rotting ship. Such is the fate of heroes; the Angel knows why anyone would want to be one."
Author: Cassandra Clare
10. "Poison or elixir, narcotic or aphrodisiac, whatever it was, this flower, relic of a day in the life of an accidental writer, an inadvertent counterfeiter leaving his traces in code, the birds were coming to try it, performing a dance for no one and flying up toward the moon."
Author: César Aira
11. "I could never acceptlife as it was,I could never gobbledown all itspoisonsbu there were parts,tenuous magic partsopen for theasking."
Author: Charles Bukowski
12. "Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
13. "So you're here by yourself?""Yes.""Seems like an odd place to come by yourself.""I needed to get away.""Woman trouble? That's another of my father's expressions.""No, actually. I poisoned my neighbor's dogs."After a moment she said, "How drunk are you?""Quite.""Is that true?""What?""That you poisoned your neighbor's dogs.""I'm afraid it is.""I have dogs.""Well, keep them away from me."
Author: David Gilmour
14. "A drop of poison on that gathering snow. That moment in the fairy tale when we know what just happened but the princess doesn't."
Author: Deb Caletti
15. "And by the way, my belief is that if men were the ones getting pregnant, abortions would be easier to get than food poisoning in Moscow"
Author: Dennis Miller
16. "A little poison now and then: that maketh pleasant dreams. And much poison at last for a pleasant death."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
17. "Who are we to combat poisons older than history and mankind?"
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
18. "... but if I've learned one thing, it's this: forgiveness is crucial. If you can't forgive someone you're mad at, that anger will poison you. You have to learn to let it go"... "people have reasons for doing the things that they do, especially when they care about you. You may not always understand what they are, but if you can try to understand the person then you might see that they really care, despite what happened."pg 100 Meredith to Vlad"
Author: Heather Brewer
19. "Would you care for something to drink?" "Is it poisoned?" "It's Saturday," I said. "We only serve poison during the week."
Author: Ilona Andrews
20. "She loved herself, and her body's resistance to all those poisons was the exact measure of how indestructibly young and beautiful she felt she was."
Author: James Meek
21. "WHEN IT IS DONE, WE WILL FLY FAR FROM HERE. FAR FROM THIS SCAB AND ITS POISONED SKY.WE WILL DANCE IN THE STORMS, YOU AND I."
Author: Jay Kristoff
22. "I'll tell you something that's completely true - you can, as a man, obtain everything you want with the truth. If you lie, first of all you've got to be a very good lying actor, which is tres difficile. And it's going to give you poison inside the body."
Author: Jean Reno
23. "Watch your step," said Slash.Jig stopped, fully expecting to be shot, poisoned, crushed, or maybe all three at the same time. "What is it now?" Slash pointed to a pile of brown, slimy goo in the center of the tunnel. "Hairball."
Author: Jim C. Hines
24. "Every man suddenly became related to Kino's pearl, and Kino's pearl went into the dreams, the speculations, the schemes, the plans, the futures, the wishes, the needs, the lusts, the hungers, of everyone, and only one person stood in the way and that was Kino, so that he became curiously every man's enemy. The news stirred up something infinitely black and evil in the town; the black distillate was like the scorpion, or like hunger in the smell of food, or like loneliness when love is withheld. The poison sacs of the town began to manufacture venom, and the town swelled and puffed with the pressure of it."
Author: John Steinbeck
25. "For too many women in America are becoming sick with exhaustion and stress as they try to do things that can't be -- shouldn't be -- done. Too many are eaten up by resentment toward their husbands, who are not subject to the same heartless pressures. Too many are becoming anxious and depressed because they are overwhelmed and disappointed. Too many are letting their lives be poisoned by guilt because their expectations can't be met, and because there is an enormous cognitive dissonance between what they know to be right for themselves and what they're told is right for their children. Too many feel out of control."
Author: Judith Warner
26. "I learned regret in the ruins of Tarbfhlaith. I regretted that ambition had ruled my heart instead of affection for my kin. And with the lesson of regret came the gratitude for having life still to move my lips and limbs, and to speak kind words to and embrace those I may not see again on this sweet-smelling earth. I learned that I cannot wait to love what is in my presence, for it or I may well be gone tomorrow. To some, such as Giannon, this lesson poisons the heart with bitterness. But such bitterness has no value and is, in fact, cowardly. For bitterness risks nothing."
Author: Kate Horsley
27. "Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison."
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
28. "She cuts with daggerous eyes of fireWords like poison coat fangs of bad intentAnd biting remarks carve into holiday delightsLeaving dark the places once light."
Author: Neil Leckman
29. "You and I will always be friends.""Yet you poisoned me with a book once. I should not forgive that."
Author: Oscar Wilde
30. "Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy."
Author: Paracelsus
31. "Everything is a poison...the dose differentiates a poison from a remedy."
Author: Paracelsus
32. "It was like a great bee come home from some field where the honey is full of poison wildness, of insanity and nightmare, its body crammed with that over-rich nectar and now it was sleeping the evil out of itself."
Author: Ray Bradbury
33. "I am a child of the poisonous wind that copulated with the East River on an oil-slick, garbage infested midnight. I turn about on my own parentage. I inoculate against those very biles that brought me to light. I am a serum born of venoms. I am the antibody of all Time. I am the Cure. You do of the City, do you not? Manhattan is your punisher, let me be you shield."
Author: Ray Bradbury
34. "No." The word shattered Felsted's question like an ugly, stained-glass window. "I chose poison because you deserved it. Because I wanted to watch you wriggle while the fear turns your brain to paste. That fear of death that drove you to the Demons door? I wanted to watch it betray you and eat you from the inside you. This is what comes of people like you, Felsted. I will not abide the folly of your peers' betrayal. By every drop of blood on my hands, I swear that every single one of you who turned to the Dominion — for power, money, fear, I don't care — will wither, break, and die. Azrael is coming for you and your friends, Felsted. The angel of death is here."
Author: S.G. Night
35. "Weston: Look at my outlook. You don't envy it, right?Wesley: No.Weston: That's because it's full of poison. Infected. And you recognize poison, right? You recognize it when you see it?Wesley: Yes.Weston: Yes, you do. I can see that you do. My poison scares you.Wesley: Doesn't scare me.Weston: No?Wesley: No.Weston: Good. You're growing up. I never saw my old man's poison until I was much older than you. Much older. And then you know how I recognized it?Wesley: How?Weston: Because I saw myself infected with it. That's how. I saw me carrying it around. His poison in my body."
Author: Sam Shepard
36. "(He took a drink of the juice and cursed.)What is this shit? Poison? (Syn)You can't live on alcohol. (Nykyrian)Wanna bet? (Syn)Wanna die? Drink it and quit bitching. (Nykyrian)You know, you're a little hairy to be my mother. (Syn)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
37. "All youremotions were so intense—your anger like daggers, your unhappiness a poisoned well. Evenyour love had such sharp corners and dark alleys."
Author: Sherry Thomas
38. "Like the scorpion said to the maiden as she lay dying, ‘You knowed I was poison when you picked me up.'"
Author: Stephen King
39. "When you're five and you hurt, you make a big noise in the world. At ten you whimper. But by the time you make fifteen you begin to eat the poisoned apples that grow on your own inner tree of pain."
Author: Stephen King
40. "The woman who preaches has poison religion. Let the respectable ones go"
Author: Stephen King
41. "A civilization can easily drown in what it knows as in what doesn't know. Consider,' he continued, Gotho's Folly. Gotho's curse was in being too aware - of everything. Every permutation, every potential. Enough to poison every scan he cast on the world. It availed him naught, and worse, he was aware of even that."
Author: Steven Erikson
42. "My body is a carnivorous flower, a poisonous houseplant, a loaded gun with a million triggers and he's more than ready to fire."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
43. "Poison cannot penetrate the hand that is free of wounds."
Author: Thích Nhất Hạnh
44. "Grow the lawn and mow the lawnalways keep the TV on,brush your teeth and kill the germs,poison apples, poison worms."
Author: Trenton Lee Stewart
45. "And I thanked mi papa who'd always said to me that we, los Indios, the Indians, were like the weeds. That roses you had to water and giver fertilizer or they'd die. But weeds, indigenous plants, you gave them nada-nothing; hell you even poisoned them and put concrete over them, and those weeds would still break the concrete,"
Author: Victor Villaseñor
46. "The city may have chosen to ignore the ugly growth of Dharavi, but a cancer cannot be stopped simply by being declared illegal. It still kills with its slow poison."
Author: Vikas Swarup
47. "He held up a book then. "I'm going to read it to you for relax.""Does it have any sports in it?""Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True Love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest Ladies. Snakes. Spiders... Pain. Death. Brave men. Cowardly men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.""Sounds okay," I said and I kind of closed my eyes."
Author: William Goldman
48. "Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? ...If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example?"
Author: William Shakespeare
49. "I've tried. He doesn't want any friend but himself. He's shut himself up tight, like a beautiful flower bud being poisoned from within."
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "I thought English is a strange language. Now I think French is even more strange. In France, their fish is poisson, their bread is pain, and their pancake is crepe. Pain and poison and crap. That's what they have every day."
Author: Xiaolu Guo

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