"Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not easy."
"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over he is superior."
"The urge to destroy is a creative urge."
"One of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they seem to sense, once hate is gone, that they will be forced to deal with pain."
"The worst things that have happened in my life have been because of human emotion. We need to be more futuristic from my bitter experience of life so far."
James Dean Bradfield, Thanks Ben
"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."
"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us."
Hermann Hesse, Demian
"If you're going to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now."
"A human being is a bundle of useless passions."
John-Paul Sartre Thanks Magda
"Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain."
John Selden, Table Talk
"Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have."
Hyman Judah Schachtel
"I think if I can make you secure, I've taken away your humanity. I think we're supposed to be insecure, that's what it means to be human."
Bishop John Selby Spong
"Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died."
Sir Peter Ustinov
"Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, drops him, promises and betrays, and - crowning injury - inflicts on him the humiliation of feeling sorry for himself."
"We have to distrust each other. It's our only defence against betrayal."
Tennessee Williams, Camino Real