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Bitterness quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#1. The only thing that [Amaranta] did not keep in mind in her fearsome plan was that in spite of her pleas to God she might die before Rebeca. That was, in fact, what happened. At the final moment, however, Amaranta did not feel frustrated, but, on the contrary, free of all bitterness because death had awarded her the privilege of announcing itself several years ahead of time. She saw it on one burning afternoon sewing with her on the porch a short time after Meme had left for school. She saw it because it was a woman dressed in blue with long hair, with a sort of antiquated look, and with a certain resemblance to Pilar Ternera during the time when she had helped with the chores in the kitchen. Fernanda was present several times and did not see her, in spite of the fact that she was so real – so human and on one occasion asked of Amaranta the favor of threading a needle. Death did not tell her when she was going to die or whether her hour was assigned before that of Rebeca, but ordered her to begin sewing her own shroud on the next sixth of April. She was authorized to make it as complicated and as fine as she wanted, but just as honestly executed as Rebeca's, and she was told that she would die without pain, fear, or bitterness at dusk on the day that she finished it. Trying to waste the most time possible, Amaranta ordered some rough flax and spun the thread herself. She did it so carefully that the work alone took four years. Then she started the sewing. As she got closer to #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Bitterness quotes by Lewis Carroll
#2. The Mad Gardener's Song

He thought he saw an Elephant,
That practised on a fife:
He looked again, and found it was
A letter from his wife.
'At length I realise,' he said,
'The bitterness of Life!'

He thought he saw a Buffalo
Upon the chimney-piece:
He looked again, and found it was
His Sister's Husband's Niece.
'Unless you leave this house,' he said,
'I'll send for the Police!'

He thought he saw a Rattlesnake
That questioned him in Greek:
He looked again, and found it was
The Middle of Next Week.
'The one thing I regret,' he said,
'Is that it cannot speak!'

He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk
Descending from the bus:
He looked again, and found it was
A Hippopotamus.
'If this should stay to dine,' he said,
'There won't be much for us!'

He thought he saw a Kangaroo
That worked a coffee-mill:
He looked again, and found it was
A Vegetable-Pill.
'Were I to swallow this,' he said,
'I should be very ill!'

He thought he saw a Coach-and-Four
That stood beside his bed:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bear without a Head.
'Poor thing,' he said, 'poor silly thing!
It's waiting to be fed!'

He thought he saw an Albatross
That fluttered round the lamp:
He looked again, and found it was
A Penny-Postage Stamp.
'You'd best be ge #Quote by Lewis Carroll
Bitterness quotes by Nick Offerman
#3. Always maintain the attitude of a student. When a person thinks they have finished learning, that is when bitterness and disappointment can set in, as that person will wake up everyday wondering when someone is going to throw a parade in their honour for being so smart. #Quote by Nick Offerman
Bitterness quotes by John Drinkwater
#4. Lord Rameses of Egypt sighed
Because a summer evening passed;
And little Ariadne cried
That summer fancy fell at last
To dust; and young Verona died
When beauty's hour was overcast.

Theirs was the bitterness we know
Because the clouds of hawthorn keep
So short a state, and kisses go
To tombs unfathomably deep,
While Rameses and Romeo
And little Ariadne sleep. #Quote by John Drinkwater
Bitterness quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#5. Like Daniel she enteres the lions' den, but lacking Daniel's pure and unblemished soul, Ada is spiced with the flavors of vice that make for a tasty meal. Pure and unblemished souls must taste very bland, with an aftertaste of bitterness. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Bitterness quotes by John C. Broger
#6. Anger and bitterness are two noticeable signs of being focused on self and not trusting God's sovereignty in your life. When you believe that God causes all things to work together for good to those who belong to Him and love Him, you can respond to trials with joy instead of anger or bitterness. #Quote by John C. Broger
Bitterness quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#7. So, we have an element newly prominent in American religious and political life, a new form of entitlement, a self-declared elect. What some have seen as a resurgence of Christianity, or at least a bold defense of American cultural tradition - even as another great awakening! - has brought a harshness, a bitterness, a crudeness, and a high-handedness into the public sphere that are only to be compared to the politics, or the collapse of politics, in the period before the Civil War. Its self-righteousness fuels the damnedest things - I use the word advisedly - notably the acquisition of homicidal weapons. I wonder what these supposed biblicists find in the Gospels or the Epistles that could begin to excuse any of it. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Bitterness quotes by Molly McLain
#8. As scared as she was to get hurt again, her heart had already made up its mind - she wanted to let people in again. She wanted to let go of the bitterness and the resentment. Wanted to fill the void in her chest that walking away from her family had created. #Quote by Molly McLain
Bitterness quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#9. Noble disappointment, noble self-denial are not to be admired, not even to be pardoned, if they bring bitterness. It is one thing to enter the kingdom of heaven maim; another to maim yourself and stay without. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bitterness quotes by John Piper
#10. What is love for, if not to intensify our affections - both in life and death? But, O, do not be bitter. It is tragically self-destructive
to be bitter. #Quote by John Piper
Bitterness quotes by Laarni Venus Marie
#11. Somewhere, somehow, maybe I can find someone who can make my heart beat again.. For everyday that I pine for your love, and for every single time you reject me, I start to die deep inside.. That throbbing pain has slowly turned into numbing emptiness.. #Quote by Laarni Venus Marie
Bitterness quotes by Jeremy Camp
#12. I felt myself becoming angry too easily. I once saw a couple at a restaurant, and I could tell from their mannerisms that they were having some type of disagreement. I got mad at the guy and wanted to tell him, "Come on – appreciate your wife! #Quote by Jeremy Camp
Bitterness quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#13. I have laughed, in bitterness and agony of heart, at the contrast between what I seem and what I am! #Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Bitterness quotes by Gillian Flynn
#14. My dad was a man of infinite varieties of bitterness, rage, distaste. In my lifelong struggle to avoid becoming him, I'd developed an inability to demonstrate much negative emotion at all. #Quote by Gillian Flynn
Bitterness quotes by Victor Hugo
#15. Hatred becomes, within a given time, the hatred of society, then the hatred of the human race, then the hatred of creation. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Bitterness quotes by Zora Neale Hurston
#16. Bitterness is the coward's revenge on the world for having been hurt. #Quote by Zora Neale Hurston
Bitterness quotes by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
#17. It might sound contrary to the wisdom of the world to suggest that one who is burdened with sorrow should give thanks to God. But those who set aside the bottle of bitterness and lift instead the goblet of gratitude can find a purifying drink of healing, peace, and understanding. #Quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Bitterness quotes by Harold S. Kushner
#18. Forgiveness is not a matter of exonerating people who have hurt you. They may not deserve exoneration. Forgiveness means cleansing your soul of the bitterness of 'what might have been,' 'what should have been,' and 'what didn't have to happen.' Someone has defined forgiveness as 'giving up all hope of having had a better past.' What's past is past and there is little to be gained by dwelling on it. There are perhaps no sadder people then the men and women who have a grievance against the world because of something that happened years ago and have let that memory sour their view of life ever since. #Quote by Harold S. Kushner
Bitterness quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#19. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Bitterness quotes by Charles Kuralt
#20. It was cold out there, bitter, biting, cutting, piercing, hyperborean, marmoreal cold, and there were all these Minnesotans running around outdoors, happy as lambs in the spring. #Quote by Charles Kuralt
Bitterness quotes by Mary Shelley
#21. I remembered Adam's supplication to his Creator. But where was mine? He had abandoned me, and in the bitterness of my heart I cursed him. #Quote by Mary Shelley
Bitterness quotes by Julie Berry
#22. But I also saw a city still bruised and bleeding from years of crushing war. I saw souls darkened by loss and bitterness in the crusades. I saw faith destroyed after the brutality we'd endured in its name. #Quote by Julie Berry
Bitterness quotes by Confucius
#23. It is better to live in peace than in bitterness and strife #Quote by Confucius
Bitterness quotes by Connie Willis
#24. There are a hundred ways a man can bleed to death. And he can be pulled from the rubble of bitterness, of despair, as well as the wreckage of the Phoenix. And which rescue is the more real? Nothing you could have done for me ... was more important than the restoration of my hope. #Quote by Connie Willis
Bitterness quotes by Priscilla Shirer
#25. If I were your enemy, I'd use every opportunity to bring old wounds to mind, as well as the people, events, and circumstances that caused them. I'd try to ensure that your heart was hardened with anger and bitterness. Shackled through unforgiveness. #Quote by Priscilla Shirer
Bitterness quotes by Cinda Williams Chima
#27. He forgot everything: the sorcerer upstairs, the mission, his own imperfection, and the shame and bitterness that came with it. #Quote by Cinda Williams Chima
Bitterness quotes by Darlene Schacht
#28. Going on and on about his faults wouldn't serve any purpose, but that's what I did. I took count of his faults and kept track of each one. I had forgotten what 1 Corinthians says about love: "It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs" (13:5 NIV). Record keeping damages our hearts and feeds the root of bitterness within us, while love heals #Quote by Darlene Schacht
Bitterness quotes by Warren Eyster
#29. He never did rid himself of the feeling that he had been denied his rightful place. It kept him from being good-natured, and made him unwilling to forget grudges. #Quote by Warren Eyster
Bitterness quotes by Dave Eggers
#30. The gimmickry is simply a device, a defense, to obscure the black, blinding, murderous rage and sorrow at the core of this whole story, which is both too black and blinding to look at
avert your eyes!
but nevertheless useful, at least to the author, even in caricatured or condensed form, because telling as many people as possible about it helps, he thinks, to dilute the pain and bitterness and thus facilitate its flushing from his soul #Quote by Dave Eggers
Bitterness quotes by Caroline Kepnes
#31. New England: All of the Bitterness, Most of the Boating, None of the Bullshit. #Quote by Caroline Kepnes
Bitterness quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#32. You don't have to be bitter in life. Focus on the beauty of life. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Bitterness quotes by James MacDonald
#33. In our homes, where we work, in our friendships, we come inevitably to a fork in the road where we must decide, "Will I forgive that?" If the answer is yes, we go forward together in love. If we choose "no, I will not forgive," at that point we will tend to amplify the fault we observe to excuse our withdrawal into bitterness. Everyone loses - and the gospel most of all. #Quote by James MacDonald
Bitterness quotes by Cornel West
#34. Anger can be a bitterness that devours your soul while righteous indignation is morally driven, it's ethically driven. #Quote by Cornel West
Bitterness quotes by Max Lucado
#35. Resentment is when you allow what's eating you to eat you up. Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist. Bitterness is the trap that snares the hunter. And mercy is the choice that can set them all free. #Quote by Max Lucado
Bitterness quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
#36. The first pressure of sorrow crushes out from our hearts the best wine; afterwards the constant weight of it brings forth bitterness, the taste and stain from the lees of the vat. #Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Bitterness quotes by Henri Nouwen
#37. I can choose to grateful when I am criticized, even when my heart still responds in bitterness. I can choose to speak about goodness and beauty, even when my inner eye still looks for someone to accuse or something to call ugly. #Quote by Henri Nouwen
Bitterness quotes by Marilyn Nelson
#38. How sweet it is to let God purge our souls of ego and bitterness, and to have a little taste of heaven here on earth. #Quote by Marilyn Nelson
Bitterness quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#39. The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of nonviolence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bitterness quotes by Douglas MacArthur
#40. We have known the bitterness of defeat and the exultation of triumph, and from both we have learned there can be no turning back. We must go forward to preserve in peace what we won in war. #Quote by Douglas MacArthur
Bitterness quotes by Danielle L. Jensen
#41. I should have made you go when I had the chance."
"It wasn't your decision to make." I kissed him hard, clinging to him with what little strength I had left. "I would never choose to leave you."
"Isn't that what dying means?" Bitterness echoed through me."Leaving? #Quote by Danielle L. Jensen
Bitterness quotes by Mark W. Sasse
#42. An unbridled pursuit of justice will never stand on moral pillars but will eventually sink to the same morally-bankrupted motive which caused the need for justice in the first place. At that point, the pursuit becomes nothing but a personal quest to justify one's own anger and refusal to live life once again. This became the reality of the shell of a man known as Thuy's father. Thang stood firmly on a collision course with death. Nothing else could satisfy the bitterness. Neighbors, once sympathetic, backed away, frightened that his angst might engulf and destroy #Quote by Mark W. Sasse
Bitterness quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#43. There should be no bitterness or hate where the sole thought is the welfare of the United States of America. No man can occupy the office of President without realizing that he is President of all the people. #Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bitterness quotes by Joseph B. Wirthlin
#44. Anger, resentment, and bitterness stunt our spiritual growth. Would you bathe in impure water? Then why do we bathe our spirits with negative and bitter thoughts and feelings? You can cleanse your heart. You don't have to harbor thoughts and feelings that drag you down and destroy your spirit. #Quote by Joseph B. Wirthlin
Bitterness quotes by Lisa Lace
#45. I knew that holding a grudge only hurts the one who holds it. It only eats away at the one who has the anger and bitterness inside. #Quote by Lisa Lace
Bitterness quotes by Anita Heiss
#46. How can you possibly be an agent of positive change in the world when you are full of bitterness and hatred? #Quote by Anita Heiss
Bitterness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#47. Bitterness is venom that consumes its host. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Bitterness quotes by Isabel Lopez
#48. I eventually came to understand that in harboring the anger, the bitterness and resentment towards those that had hurt me, I was giving the reins of control over to them. Forgiving was not about accepting their words and deeds. Forgiving was about letting go and moving on with my life. In doing so, I had finally set myself free. #Quote by Isabel Lopez
Bitterness quotes by Margaret Weis
#49. Die now! For you can never be as happy as you are at this moment and it would be better to die with this feeling in your heart than know the bitterness of its loss. #Quote by Margaret Weis
Bitterness quotes by Marjane Satrapi
#50. In life you'll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it's because they're stupid. That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance ... Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself. #Quote by Marjane Satrapi
Bitterness quotes by Doris Kearns Goodwin
#51. When Taft gives way to his (anger), one reporter observed, it is to inflict a merciless thrashing upon its victim, for whom thereafter he has no use whatsoever. With Roosevelt is a case of powder and spark; there is a vivid flash and a deafening roar, but when the smoke is blown away, it is the end. #Quote by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Bitterness quotes by Maya Angelou
#52. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats ... #Quote by Maya Angelou
Bitterness quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#53. How could it be that none of it mattered? It was most of what happened. But if it did matter, how could the world go on the way it did when there were so many people living the same and worse? Poor was nothing, tired and hungry were nothing. But people were only trying to get by, and no respect for them at all, even the wind soiling them. No matter how proud and hard they were, the wind making their faces run with tears. That was existence, and why didn't it roar and wrench itself apart like the storm it must be, if so much of existence is all that bitterness and fear? Even now, thinking of the man who called himself her husband, what if he turned away from her? It would be nothing. What if the child was no child? There would be an evening and a morning. The quiet of the world was terrible to her, like mockery. She had hoped to put an end to these thoughts, but they returned to her, and she returned to them. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Bitterness quotes by F. Sionil Jose
#54. I believe in humanity - not just you or Mother, but all mankind. Do I sound like a preacher or a cheap politician making a pretty speech? This is not what I intend to do ...
I believe in life, that it is sweet and that, for all its occasional bitterness, we-man, that is-are headed toward something better - fulfillment. There is much shame, however, and so much hypocrisy around us and these inhibit our fulfillment as human beings. #Quote by F. Sionil Jose
Bitterness quotes by Pope Francis
#55. Let us never give in to pessimism, to that bitterness that the devil offers us every day. Do not give in to pessimism and discouragement. We have the firm certainty that the Holy Spirit gives the Church with His mighty breath, the courage to persevere and also to seek new methods of evangelization, to bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth. #Quote by Pope Francis
Bitterness quotes by Sarah Hepola
#56. He nursed one beer each night. Sometimes two. He poured the beer into a glass, and I could smell the hops dancing in the air as I passed. Few scents crackle my nerve endings like beer. As gorgeous as campfire, as unmistakable as gasoline. I sidled up to him. Can I have a sip? Just one. I placed my nose in the glass, and I could feel stardust on my face. I don't know if parents still let their kids taste beer, but it wasn't uncommon at the time. The bitterness was supposed to turn us off the stuff, but that one sip lit a fuse in me that burned for decades. #Quote by Sarah Hepola
Bitterness quotes by Bertrand Russell
#57. Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Bitterness quotes by William Law
#58. The Spirit of Love, wherever it is, is its own blessing and happiness, because it is the truth and reality of God in the soul; and therefore is in the same joy of life, and is the same good to itself everywhere and on every occasion. Would you know the blessing of all blessings? It is this God of Love dwelling in your soul, and killing every root of bitterness, which is the pain and torment of every earthly, selfish love. For all wants are satisfied, all disorders of nature are removed, no life is any longer a burden, every day is a day of peace, everything you meet becomes a help to you, because everything you see or do is all done in the sweet, gentle element of Love. #Quote by William Law
Bitterness quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#59. Then Eomer was silent, and looked on his sister, as if pondering anew all the days of their past life together. But Aragorn said: I saw also what you saw, Eomer. Few other griefs amid the ill chances of this world have more bitterness and shame for a man's heart than to behold the love of a lady so fair and brave that cannot be returned. Sorrow and pity have followed me ever since I left her desperate in Dunharrow and rode to the Paths of the Dead; and no fear upon that way was so present as the fear for what might befall her. And yet, Eomer, I say to you that she loves you more truly than me; for you she loves and knows; but in me she loves only a shadow and a thought: a hope of glory and great deeds, and lands far from the fields of Rohan. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bitterness quotes by Lynette Eason
#60. I can see how you would feel that way, but that's not how God works. He can handle your anger, but he wants you to have peace. To let go of the bitterness. To keep trusting him even when you don't want to or when you doubt. Have faith that he is who he says he is. #Quote by Lynette Eason
Bitterness quotes by Johnny Rich
#61. The bacteria of resentment bred: distance turned to distrust; distrust turned to bitterness; bitterness to hate, which is, after all, a kind of grievous love #Quote by Johnny Rich
Bitterness quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#62. Dogmas of every kind put assertion in the place of reason and give rise to more contention, bitterness, and want of charity than any other influence in human affairs. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Bitterness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#63. The bitterness of defeat adds to the sweetness of victory. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Bitterness quotes by Sonja Lyubomirsky
#64. The practice of gratitude is incompatible with negative emotions and may actually diminish or deter such feelings as anger, bitterness, and greed. #Quote by Sonja Lyubomirsky
Bitterness quotes by Peter Abrahams
#65. A man can submit today in order to resist tomorrow. My submission had been such. And because I had not been free to show my real feeling, to voice my true thoughts, my submission had bred bitterness and anger. And there were nearly ten million others who had submitted with equal anger and bitterness. #Quote by Peter Abrahams
Bitterness quotes by Joseph G. Peterson
#66. Perhaps that's what she caught, not Life Fatigue but just grief over a broken heart--and the bitterness that comes with being cheated too early of something true--like a young husband's love. #Quote by Joseph G. Peterson
Bitterness quotes by Priscilla Shirer
#67. Moses cried out to God, and God showed him a tree, Moses "threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet" (v. 25). In one swift move of vulnerability and obedience, Moses found God ready to act, relieving both the peoples' thirst and their tired emotions. That which was bitter had been made sweet. Are you bitter because of the hand you've been dealt? Sometimes He'll allow us to come face-to-face with an experience that could potentially breed bitterness, just so we can see His ability to work miracles in the way we feel. #Quote by Priscilla Shirer
Bitterness quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#68. In many respects men may be better-outwardly better-but the heart within is still the same. The human heart of to-day dissected, would be just like the human heart a thousand years ago: the gall of bitterness within that breast of yours, is just as bitter as the gall of bitterness in that of Simon of old. We #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Bitterness quotes by James Baldwin
#69. Well, I may or may not be bitter, but if I were I would have good reasons for it: chief among them that American blindness, or cowardice, which allows us to pretend that life presents no reasons for being bitter. #Quote by James Baldwin
Bitterness quotes by Billy Graham
#70. We must face honestly the toll that anger and bitterness take on our lives. They are our enemies! The Bible says, An angry person stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins. #Quote by Billy Graham
Bitterness quotes by Paul Isaacs
#71. People often said to me what I couldn't do things when I was younger such as sports, writing, mathematics, geography, science etc - I pathway can always be tailored can change and that change itself is possible what did I excel in well art was one of those things of have gone BACK to to move FORWARD and have taken up poetry and creativity something that occupies my mind in way that creates happy thoughts, happy feelings, and happiness all round really.

To invest in your strengths and understand but not over-define yourself by your deficits is something that has worked for me over the years and this year in particular (the ethos was always there instilled that I am human being first like anyone else by my parents and family but it has been tenderly and quite rightly reaffirmed by a friend also) it has made me a more balanced person whom has healthy acknowledgment of my autism who but also wants to be known as a person first - see me first, see that I have a personality first.

I say this not in anger or bitterness but as a healthy optimistic realisation and as a message of hope for people out there. #Quote by Paul Isaacs
Bitterness quotes by Diana Palmer
#72. It was raining and I had to walk on the grass. I've got mud all over my shoes. They're brand-new, too."
"I'll carry you across the grass on the return trip, if you like," Colby offered with twinkling eyes. "It would have to be over one shoulder, of course," he added with a wry glance at his artificial arm.
She frowned at the bitterness in his tone. He was a little fuzzy because she needed glasses to see at distances.
"Listen, nobody in her right mind would ever take you for a cripple," she said gently and with a warm smile. She laid a hand on his sleeve. "Anyway," she added with a wicked grin, "I've already given the news media enough to gossip about just recently. I don't need any more complications in my life. I've only just gotten rid of one big one."
Colby studied her with an amused smile. She was the only woman he'd ever known that he genuinely liked. He was about to speak when he happened to glance over her shoulder at a man approaching them. "About that big complication, Cecily?"
"What about it?" she asked.
"I'd say it's just reappeared with a vengeance. No, don't turn around," he said, suddenly jerking her close to him with the artificial arm that looked so real, a souvenir of one of his foreign assignments. "Just keep looking at me and pretend to be fascinated with my nose, and we'll give him something to think about."
She laughed in spite of the racing pulse that always accompanied Tate's appearances in her life. She studied Colby #Quote by Diana Palmer
Bitterness quotes by Nicholas Wolterstorff
#73. In the valley of suffering, despair and bitterness are brewed. But there also character is made. The valley of suffering is the vale of soul-making. #Quote by Nicholas Wolterstorff
Bitterness quotes by Toko-pa Turner
#74. The willingness to rebel from the expected norms, rules, and silent contracts of establishment comes out of knowing that one cannot afford to build resentment. Resentment, which comes from the decision to go against one's truth, embitters the self. It somaticizes in the body and takes on the burden of pain as if it were ours alone. The whistleblower, on the other hand, reveals a shared complicity. It says, "I expect more from myself and from you." And in that stance, the pain becomes, in a sense, communal. #Quote by Toko-pa Turner
Bitterness quotes by Pope Francis
#75. Gossip can also kill, because it kills the reputation of the person! It is so terrible to gossip! At first it may seem like a nice thing, even amusing, like enjoying a candy. But in the end, it fills the heart with bitterness, and even poisons us. #Quote by Pope Francis
Bitterness quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#76. If you don't take care of the disenfranchised and outcasts of your city, they will come knocking on your door one day with revenge and bitterness #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Bitterness quotes by Miranda Emmerson
#77. She became fascinated by the statue of Edith Cavell and would stand at the base of it in the freezing cold of a December morning, looking up: -
Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness for anyone-. Sometimes those words made her cry. The tears would come uncontrollably and they would not stop. And in those moments Anna found forgiveness and it made her free. But they were only moments. Forgiveness is a hard thing to hang on to. #Quote by Miranda Emmerson
Bitterness quotes by Jerry Bridges
#78. Uncontrolled temper is soon dissipated on others. Resentment, bitterness, and self-pity build up inside our hearts and eat away at our spiritual lives like a slowly spreading cancer. #Quote by Jerry Bridges
Bitterness quotes by Albert Camus
#79. My profession lent itself nicely to my vocation for heights. It freed me of any bitterness towards my fellow men, who were alwaysin my debt, without my owing them anything. It placed me above the judge whom, I in turn judged, above the defendant whom I forced into gratitude. #Quote by Albert Camus
Bitterness quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#80. The quicker a person forgives other people for mistakes the sooner a person moves forward to live their own life free of disabling anger, resentment, bitterness, and regret. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Bitterness quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#81. The modern writers who have suggested, in a more or less open manner, that the family is a bad institution, have generally confined themselves to suggesting, with much sharpness, bitterness, or pathos, that perhaps the family is not always very congenial. Of course the family is a good institution because it is uncongenial. It is wholesome precisely because it contains so many divergencies and varieties. It is, as the sentimentalists say, like a little kingdom, and, like most other little kingdoms, is generally in a state of something resembling anarchy. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Bitterness quotes by Rafael Sabatini
#82. To deal justice by death has this disadvantage that the victim has no knowledge that justice has overtaken him. Had you died, had you been torn limb from limb that night, I should now repine in the thought of your eternal and untroubled slumber. Not in euthanasia, but in torment of mind should the guilty atone. You see, I am not sure that hell hereafter is a certainty, whilst I am quite sure that it can be a certainty in this life; and I desire you to continue to live yet awhile that you may taste something of its bitterness. #Quote by Rafael Sabatini
Bitterness quotes by Ellen G. White
#83. The lamb was to be eaten with bitter herbs, as pointing back to the bitterness of the bondage in Egypt. So when we feed upon Christ, it should be with contrition of heart, because of our sins. The use of unleavened bread also was significant. It was expressly enjoined in the law of the Passover, and as strictly observed by the Jews in their practice, that no leaven should be found in their houses during the feast. In like manner the leaven of sin must be put away from all who would receive life and nourishment from Christ. So Paul writes to the Corinthian church, "Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump ... For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." 1 Corinthians 5:7, 8. #Quote by Ellen G. White
Bitterness quotes by George MacDonald
#84. As the love of him who is love transcends ours as the heavens are higher than the earth, so must he desire in his child infinitely more than the most jealous love of the best mother can desire in hers. He would have him rid of all discontent, all fear, all grudging, all bitterness in word or thought, all gauging and measuring of his own with a different rod from that he would apply to another's. He will have no curling of the lip; no indifference in him to the man whose service in any form he uses; no desire to excel another, no contentment at gaining by his loss. He will not have him receive the smallest service without gratitude; would not hear from him a tone to jar the heart of another, a word to make it ache, be the ache ever so transient. #Quote by George MacDonald
Bitterness quotes by Jennifer Ashley
#85. Blackmailers are never satisfied." His laughter faded into bitterness.
"Aren't they? How do you know?"
His words were empty, hollow. "When you're the brother of a duke and your wife died in mysterious circumstances, sharks come out of the woodwork."
"That's a mixed metaphor."
"Bugger metaphors. They're human sharks and they come out of the shadows when you least expect them. #Quote by Jennifer Ashley
Bitterness quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#86. A feminazi is a woman to whom the most important thing in life is seeing to it that as many abortions as possible are performed. Their unspoken reasoning is quite simple. Abortion is the single greatest avenue for militant women to exercise their quest for power and advance their belief that men aren't necessary. Nothing matter but me, says the feminazi; the is an unviable tissue mass. Feminazis have adopted abortion as a kind of sacrament for their religion/politics of alienation and bitterness. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Bitterness quotes by Sergei Lukyanenko
#87. I believe it, she's a very good person, kind. There's weariness there, but no bitterness or spite. When you're with a girl like that you feel like a different person. You try to be better, and that's a strain. Men prefer to be friends with her kind, flirt a bit, share confidences. They don't often fall in love with girls like that, but everybody loves them. #Quote by Sergei Lukyanenko
Bitterness quotes by Wayne W. Dyer
#88. Feelings of despair, anger, hatred, bitterness, stress, and depression stem from the ego's anxiety and insistence on living up to an external standard. The result is the anguish of not measuring up or fitting in properly. The ego will seldom allow you to rest, and demands more and more because it's terrified that you'll be called a failure. When you move beyond ego and make your higher self the dominant force in your life, you'll begin to feel that contentment and inner glow of peace and success that characterizes the extra mile. 2. #Quote by Wayne W. Dyer
Bitterness quotes by Kristen Ashley
#89. I feel bitterness is a religion and the people who practice it are the most vehement missionaries there are. There is great strength, beauty and peace in letting things go and practicing forgiveness. #Quote by Kristen Ashley
Bitterness quotes by Tyler Perry
#90. Bitterness is as toxic as stage 4 cancer. #Quote by Tyler Perry
Bitterness quotes by Samuel Johnson
#91. No man is defeated without some resentment which will be continued with obstinacy while he believes himself in the right, and asserted with bitterness, if even to his own conscience he is detected in the wrong. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Bitterness quotes by Rick Warren
#92. It's not just what you eat that matters, it's what eats you. You can have all the right macrobiotics and organic food, but if your body is filled with resentment, worry, fear, lust, guilt, anger, bitterness, or any other emotional disease, it's going to shorten your life. #Quote by Rick Warren
Bitterness quotes by Michael Blake
#93. There is no bitterness in Wind In His Hair's heart," he began. "Our minds may choose different paths, but some part of every heart will always be as one. All my life I have been a warrior, and I will not change. I will not die as anything else.
"The whites have taken much from me. They have taken my brothers, my wives, my children. Now they want to take me off the earth upon which I walk. Maybe they will kill me now, and if they do, so be it. I will not take their hands. I will keep my ponies' tails tied up for war."

- Wind In His Hair #Quote by Michael Blake
Bitterness quotes by Linda Ronstadt
#94. We wanted to sing about the passions of mature women: love and concern for our children, love between trusted and treasured friends, the precariousness of romantic love, the difference between the love you give to the living and the love you give to the dead, the bitterness of a lost love remembered, and the long, steady love you keep for good. #Quote by Linda Ronstadt
Bitterness quotes by Thomas Keneally
#95. His wife, Emilie, still lived, without any financial help from him, in her little house in San Vicente, south of Buenos Aires. She lives there at the time of the writing of this book. As she was in Brinnlitz, she is a figure of quiet dignity. In a documentary made by German television in 1973, she spoke - without any of the abandoned wife's bitterness or sense of grievance - about Oskar and Brinnlitz, about her own behavior in Brinnlitz. Perceptively, she remarked that Oskar had done nothing astounding before the war and had been unexceptional since. He was fortunate, therefore, that in that short fierce era between 1939 and 1945 he had met people who summoned forth his deeper talents. #Quote by Thomas Keneally
Bitterness quotes by Abigail Strom
#96. You can look forward with love or backward with hate, and people have to make that choice for themselves. But holding on to bitterness is like drinking poison and waiting for someone else to die, and she by God wasn't going to waste her time like that. #Quote by Abigail Strom
Bitterness quotes by Nelson Mandela
#97. Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, if the policy bore fruit, democratic government could become a reality. #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Bitterness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#98. You have only mastered peace when you have conquered bitterness,
mastered patience when you have conquered anger,
mastered joy when you have conquered sorrow,
mastered strength when you have conquered pain,
mastered contentment when you have conquered greed,
mastered truth when you have conquered ignorance,
mastered faith when you have conquered doubt,
mastered courage when you have conquered fear,
mastered kindness when you have conquered intolerance,
mastered humility when you have conquered ego,
mastered joy when you have conquered grief,
mastered hope when you have conquered despair,
mastered mercy when you have conquered wrath,
mastered love when you have conquered hate,
mastered life when you have conquered death,
and mastered light when you have conquered darkness. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Bitterness quotes by Ricky Martin
#99. I learned that it is very easy to lose yourself in the pain. Pain comes, it seduces you, it plays with you, and you identify with it to the point that you start to believe this is how life is. When you feel that heaviness in your heart, most of the time the parameters of pain and relief become blurry, and it is very easy to stay stuck in what you already know, pain. We lose our memory and forget the peaceful moments when everything was light and gravity was an ally. It's okay to feel hurt - it's human. It's important to feel, but you cannot cling to sadness, distress, or bitterness for too long, because they will inevitably destroy you. #Quote by Ricky Martin
Bitterness quotes by Leo Rosten
#100. Satire is focused bitterness. #Quote by Leo Rosten
Bitterness quotes by John Locke
#101. Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves poison the fountain. #Quote by John Locke
Bitterness quotes by Rona V Flynn
#102. A heart consumed with bitterness will turn to stone.
An old Lightkeepers adage, spoken by Boaz to Luka. #Quote by Rona V Flynn
Bitterness quotes by J.D. Robb
#103. By one tomorrow, I'll look enough like her to pass. I'm calling Mavis."
"Oh." Peabody brightened. "Oh, that's iced."
"Easy for you to say. You won't have to listen to lectures from her and Trina on why I haven't had my eyebrows shaped lately, or why I haven't used the butt cream or whatever. And I'll probably have to agree to a full treatment after the op." This was said with undisguised bitterness. "I know how they work."
"You're a true soldier, sir, sacrificing yourself for the cause."
"Wipe that smile off your face, Officer."
"Wiping, sir. #Quote by J.D. Robb
Bitterness quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#104. Saruman rose to his feet, and stared at Frodo. There was a strange look in his eyes of mingled wonder and respect and hatred. 'You have grown, Halfling,' he said. 'Yes, you have grown very much. You are wise, and cruel. you have robbed my revenge of sweetness, and now I must go hence in bitterness, in debt to your mercy. I hate it and you! Well, I go and I will trouble you no more. But do not expect me to wish you health and long life. You will have neither. But that is not my doing. I merely foretell. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bitterness quotes by Sarah Rees Brennan
#105. Awkward situation. I think Ash is off to rock back and forth in a corner and seriously wonder how his life got to be this way. He's a sensitive plant."
Jared nodded. "Might be better than stalking out to a balcony to wrap yourself in a cloak of bitterness and self-hatred like metaphorical Batman, though."
"Or trying to make light of a situation with constant awkward jokes." Kami agreed. "Whatever. Emotional health is for losers. #Quote by Sarah Rees Brennan
Bitterness quotes by Erich Maria Remarque
#106. We came to realise - first with astonishment, then bitterness, and finally with indifference - that intellect apparently wasn't the most important thing ... not ideas, but the system; not freedom, but drill. We had joined up with enthusiasm and with good will; but they did everything to knock that out of us. #Quote by Erich Maria Remarque
Bitterness quotes by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
#107. From the perfection of Allah's ihsan is that He allows His slave to taste the bitterness of the break before the sweetness of the mend. So He does not break his believing slave, except to mend him. And He does not withhold from him, except to give him. And He does not test him (with hardship), except to cure him. #Quote by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
Bitterness quotes by Aeschylus
#108. [Hermes addresses Prometheus :] To you, the clever and crafty, bitter beyond all bitterness, who has sinned against the gods in bestowing honors upon creatures of a day
to you, thief of fire, I speak. #Quote by Aeschylus
Bitterness quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#109. He now often remembered his conversation with Prince Andrew and quite agreed with him, though he understood Prince Andrew's thoughts somewhat differently. Prince Andrew had thought and said that happiness could only be negative, but had said it with a shade of bitterness and irony #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Bitterness quotes by James E. Faust
#110. We need to recognize and acknowledge angry feelings. It will take humility to do this, but if we will get on our knees and ask Heavenly Father for a feeling of forgiveness, He will help us. ... Only as we rid ourselves of hatred and bitterness can the Lord put comfort into our hearts. #Quote by James E. Faust
Bitterness quotes by Robert Menzies
#111. It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness. #Quote by Robert Menzies
Bitterness quotes by Richard Russo
#112. Don't even the best and most fortunate of lives hint at other possibilities, at a different kind of sweetness and, yes, bitterness too? Isn't this why we can't help feeling cheated, even when we know we haven't been? #Quote by Richard Russo
Bitterness quotes by W.S. Merwin
#113. There are aspects of human life that are not purely destructive, and there is a need to pay attention to the things around us while they are still around us. And you know, in a way, if you don't pay that attention, the anger is just bitterness. #Quote by W.S. Merwin
Bitterness quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#114. Bitterness is captivity. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Bitterness quotes by Spencer Fraseur
#115. Great leaders don't lead others with bitterness or resentfulness of past mistakes, they lead with hope and knowledge of the past to inform greater decision making in the future. #Quote by Spencer Fraseur
Bitterness quotes by Harriet Beecher Stowe
#116. I an't a Christian like you, Eliza; my heart's full of bitterness; I can't trust in God. Why does he let things be so?" "O, #Quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Bitterness quotes by Os Hillman
#117. Sin makes our armor vulnerable to attack from Satan, who then gains permission from God to attack us in the area where we have failed to uphold righteousness. If we break down in moral purity, Satan comes in and establishes a stronghold. If we give place to bitterness and unwillingness to forgive, we break fellowship with God and others. If we become money-focused, we fall into greed and deception. Sin is a vicious cycle that leaves us weak and vulnerable to ever more sin. #Quote by Os Hillman
Bitterness quotes by Johannes Tauler
#118. He who desires to become a spiritual man must not be ever taking note of others, and above all of their sins, lest he fall into wrath and bitterness, and a judging spirit towards his neighbors. #Quote by Johannes Tauler
Bitterness quotes by Donna Goddard
#119. You have to stay out of the game. It's deadly and no one ever wins. Everyone is a loser. Even seeming wins are short-lived and have the taste of bitterness mixed in with the satisfaction of personal gain. The ego is exclusive by nature. While the spirit seeks to include, the ego is unashamedly manipulative in its culling of people. The intention of self-aggrandisement is barely even covered over. The soul does not see people in terms of what it can gain. It seeks to share. It seeks to create by extension of its own and others' true nature. The ego is extremely changeable. It has no stability. Constantly guarding against attack and looking out for its own advantage, its perceptions and thus feelings towards others are ever-shifting. This creates unhappiness. The more we veer away from our true nature, the more unhappy we feel. When we align with our better self, we feel happy again. And so the process continues until the spaces between happiness are not as long and arduous. The presence or absence of personal peace is our barometer. It will guide us even if we are not sure of the way. #Quote by Donna Goddard
Bitterness quotes by Nando Parrado
#120. I saw the error I was making. I had been thinking of the disaster as a horrible mistake, as an unscripted deviation from the happy story of the life I had been promised. But now I began to understand that my ordeal in the Andes was not an interruption of my true destiny, or a perversion of what my life was supposed to be. It simply was my life, and the future that lay ahead was the only future available to me. To hide from this fact, or to live in bitterness and anger, would only keep me from living any genuine life at all. #Quote by Nando Parrado
Bitterness quotes by Colleen Hoover
#121. She made the choice she thought was best for her, even though it was the wrong one. But that's what you have to remember ... she made that choice. Not you. And you can't blame yourself for not knowing what she failed to tell you." I kiss him on the forehead, then bring my eyes back to his. "You have to let it go. You can hold on to the hate and the love and even the bitterness, but you have to let go of the blame. The blame is what's tearing you down. #Quote by Colleen Hoover
Bitterness quotes by Max Lucado
#122. I choose love. No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness, I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves. #Quote by Max Lucado
Bitterness quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#123. That is the bitterness of art: you see a good effect, and some nonsense about sense continually intervenes. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bitterness quotes by Timothy J. Keller
#124. When anything in life is an absolute requirement for your happiness and self-worth, it is essentially an 'idol,' something you are actually worshiping. When such a thing is threatened, your anger is absolute. Your anger is actually the way the idol keeps you in its service, in its chains. Therefore if you find that, despite all the efforts to forgive, your anger and bitterness cannot subside, you may need to look deeper and ask, 'What am I defending? What is so important that I cannot live without?' It may be that, until some inordinate desire is identified and confronted, you will not be able to master your anger. #Quote by Timothy J. Keller
Bitterness quotes by Megan Rich
#125. I once had a drinking contest with an artist on his yacht... It amused him as I took shot after shot, and I realized that this was the reason he'd invited us, his amusement. Looking back, I thought he didn't expect we'd have anything to say, that my questions about the artist's purpose, his existential quest for self in a communally-brutalized past, were not as amusing as they were thought-provoking, but I'll never know. As I swayed like a sailor in drunken bitterness, I felt something had been sacrificed to his art. He'd gone so far out on that boat there was no way for him to come back. I felt he no longer existed and was just the faded intention of color on canvas. His humanity had surely been washed away with the paint thinner. #Quote by Megan Rich
Bitterness quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#126. It is better to be the recipient of violence than the inflicter of it, since the latter only multiplies the existence of violence and bitterness in the universe, while the former may develop a sense of shame in the opponent, and thereby bring about a transformation and change of heart. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bitterness quotes by Euripides
#127. No mortal ever knows happiness and good fortune all the way to the end. Each one is born with his bitterness waiting for him. #Quote by Euripides
Bitterness quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#128. Hatred is that corrosive emotion that erodes a hole in my soul large enough to hold a grudge. And if holding a grudge requires a space that's made like that, I can't afford the grudge nor the hatred that creates the space for it. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Bitterness quotes by Leila Aboulela
#129. Eid Crescent
I feed on bitterness and satiety never comes.
Today sadness has renewed itself.
Let me narrate the story of two souls,
Whose love was struck by the evil eye,
In a twist which Fate had hidden.
Luck won't smile and Time will scorch.
Only the stars know what is wrong with me.
I almost sense them craning to wipe my tears away. #Quote by Leila Aboulela
Bitterness quotes by Jack Kerouac
#130. He was alone in the doorway, digging the street. Bitterness, recriminations, advice, morality, sadness
everything was behind him, and ahead of him was the ragged and ecstatic joy of pure being. #Quote by Jack Kerouac
Bitterness quotes by Criss Jami
#131. Much like humans, opinions come in all shapes and forms, but in the end, they are just what they are; and may yet still be categorized in nature. The first you might say is the Indoctrinal, which is, of course, dictated by community and necessity, by the human need for acceptance; secondly, there is the Personal, and this is often dictated by individuality, by the yearning to seem interesting and intelligent, or free, or special; and lastly comes the Emotional. This is most commonly dictated by circumstance and bitterness and excitement. However, rarely do we find the case in which any of these are dictated by reason in the pure state: it is by this we see that at the core of a number of false opinions lies not always misinformation but quite often some issue of the human self. #Quote by Criss Jami
Bitterness quotes by Robert  Adams
#132. We catch ourselves thinking, in the bitterness that can accompany the unexpected sound of an aluminum can bending underfoot, that it would have been merciful if Columbus had been wrong and the world flat, with an edge from which to fall, rather than a circular cage that returns us to our mistakes. The geography seems hopeless. #Quote by Robert Adams
Bitterness quotes by D. Morgenstern
#133. True love was beyond the bars, but a facsimile of it came with no suffering at all. #Quote by D. Morgenstern
Bitterness quotes by Marc Maron
#134. Everyone is a little bitter. We're born bitter. The personality itself is really just a very complex defense mechanism. A reaction to the first time someone said, No you can't. #Quote by Marc Maron
Bitterness quotes by Graham Greene
#135. And there, in that phrase, the bitterness leaks again out of my pen. What a dull lifeless quality this bitterness is. If I could I would write with love, but if I could write with love I would be another man; I would never have lost love. #Quote by Graham Greene
Bitterness quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#136. I feel the curve of his smile against my skin. But as he lifts his head and looks into my eyes, his grin fades. "Haven ... I don't know if I'm going to be a good father. What if I don't do it right?"
I am touched by Hardy's concern, his constant desire to be the man he thinks I deserve. Even when we disagree, I have no doubt that I am cherished. And respected. And I know that neither of us takes the other one for granted.
I have come to realize you can never be truly happy unless you've known some sorrow. All the terrible things Hardy and I have gone through in our lives have created the spaces inside where happiness can live. Not to mention love. So much love that there doesn't seem to be room for bitterness in either of us.
"I think the fact that you're worrying about it at all," I say, "means you'll probably be great at it. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Bitterness quotes by Allen Boyd
#137. There's a lot of bitterness, there's a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds. #Quote by Allen Boyd
Bitterness quotes by Mbella Sonne Dipoko
#138. I knew love was a burden to her. But it was an agreeable burden. She was very delicate. Sometimes I wondered whether she realized to what extent love was an adventure. To her it seemed to be a refuge against the bitterness of the world; to me it wasn't a destination but a stop exposed to winds, to thunders, a stop exposed to storms, a stop among other stops between the first day and the last day in the life of every man and woman. I wished Therese could realize that we were only friends. #Quote by Mbella Sonne Dipoko
Bitterness quotes by Henri Frederic Amiel
#139. The beautiful souls of the world have an art of saintly alchemy, by which bitterness is converted into kindness, the gall of human experience into gentleness, ingratitude into benefits, insults into pardon. #Quote by Henri Frederic Amiel
Bitterness quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#140. Why the difference? We are one! Yes, we are one! We are one because we breathe the same air no matter where we go! Just as the fingers lean on the same hand for survival, so are we! God knew why He created the fingers with spaces! We are one! Let us not harm ourselves just because you don't understand me and I don't understand you! Let us miss misunderstanding, and we shall surely see that understanding! We are one! Just as the fingers come together to feed the same stomach that gives the hand they all stand on strength, so are we! When it is time for work, some of the fingers are very active and some stay dormant, but they all receive the same nutrient from the body! When it is time for thumbs-up, the thumb rises for the approval and glory and all other fingers come together in support of it! All the fingers have their own unique function that is vital for the good functioning of the hand! Let one finger get hurt, and you shall see how the others would never be comfortable! We are separated for a purpose, and we are one for a purpose! The glory of the thick forest is not in how the trees stand alone when you have a closer view, but how it looks so beautiful like a canopy from a distance! The difference is in how we see it! The difference is in how we understand it! Hello, we are one! The love of God is for all! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Bitterness quotes by Jennifer Shirk
#141. Ah, like how Sharon Parker's bra kind of found its way into your locker?"
He leaned in, resting his elbows on the table. "Are you going to constantly bring these things up the entire time we're dating?"
"Sorry. Just using my prior knowledge to try and gauge what kind of fake boyfriend you're going to make."
"Well, if your bitterness is any indication of the kind of fake girlfriend you're going to be, I won't hold my breath for you to fake put out. #Quote by Jennifer Shirk
Bitterness quotes by Frances Hardinge
#142. Mosca had never tasted power before. It was a little like the feeling the gin had given her, but without the bitterness and the numbness in her nose. #Quote by Frances Hardinge
Bitterness quotes by Bernadette Devlin
#143. In Northern Ireland, if you don't have basic Christianity, rather than merely religion, all you get out of the experience of living is bitterness. #Quote by Bernadette Devlin
Bitterness quotes by Will Davis Jr.
#144. Ask God to give you the fifty-year view of your hurt. #Quote by Will Davis Jr.
Bitterness quotes by Ryan Holiday
#145. And from what we know, he truly saw each and every one of these obstacles as an opportunity to practice some virtue: patience, courage, humility, resourcefulness, reason, justice, and creativity. The power he held never seemed to go to his head - neither did the stress or burden. He rarely rose to excess or anger, and never to hatred or bitterness. #Quote by Ryan Holiday
Bitterness quotes by Anna Blanc
#146. Gratitude is the number one spiritual combatant against bitterness and anger. A thankful spirit naturally uproots and prevents dark emotions from poisoning the soil of our spirits. #Quote by Anna Blanc
Bitterness quotes by Nick Offerman
#147. My favorite rule from Sensei was "Always maintain the attitude of a student." When a person thinks they have finished learning, that is when bitterness and disappointment can set in, as that person will wake up every day wondering when someone is going to throw a parade in their honor for being so smart. As human beings, we, by the definition of our very natures, can never be perfect. This means that as long as we are alive and kicking, we can be improving ourselves. #Quote by Nick Offerman
Bitterness quotes by Jack Kerouac
#148. Some of my most neurotically fierce bitterness is the result of realizing how untrue people have become. #Quote by Jack Kerouac
Bitterness quotes by Billy Graham
#149. If you have been harboring anger or bitterness or jealousy in your heart toward someone - a parent, an ex-spouse, a boss - hand it over to Christ, and ask Him to help you let it go. #Quote by Billy Graham
Bitterness quotes by Paul David Tripp
#150. Harboring bitterness against people is actually confessing their sin to myself, over and over again. Anger is akin to confessing their sin to God, dissatisfied that he hasn't done something and placing myself in his position as judge. #Quote by Paul David Tripp
Bitterness quotes by Elena Ferrante
#151. I devoted myself to the house, to the children, to Pietro. Not once did I think of having Clelia back or of replacing her with someone else. Again, I took on everything, and certainly I did it to put myself in a stupor. But it happened without effort, without bitterness, as if I had suddenly discovered that this was the right way of spending one's life, and a part of me whispered: Enough of those silly notions in your head. #Quote by Elena Ferrante
Bitterness quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#152. It is better to trade your bitterness with gratefulness. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Bitterness quotes by James Michael Pratt
#153. So it is with life. Those thorns, the prickly problems of life, cause us to strive to rise above them and then, as we do, we learn. We learn to exercise true compassion, true kindness - or the thorns, if we let them, cause us to brood, to mourn over our trials. Then we plant the seeds of bitterness, hate, and ruin - weeds. We may reach up for the rose or down to the weeds ... the weeds in life that tangle us, strangle us, and cause us to lose hope. #Quote by James Michael Pratt
Bitterness quotes by A. J. Jacobs
#154. I've taped a list to my bathroom mirror. It's my Most Violated List ... Anger. I gave the finger to an ATM. You see, the ATM charged me a $1.75 fee for withdrawl. A dollar seventy-five? That's bananas. So I flipped off the screen. As Julie tells me, when you start making rude gestures to inanimate objects, it's time to work on your anger issues. Mine is not the shouting, pulsing-vein-in-the forehead rage. Like my dad, I rarely raise my voice. My anger problem is more one of long-lasting resentment. It's a heap of real or perceived slights that eventually build up into a mountain of bitterness ... get some perspective ... I ask myself the question God asked Jonah. 'Do you do well to be angry?' ... The world will not end ... Mute your petty resentment. #Quote by A. J. Jacobs
Bitterness quotes by Riccardo Bruni
#155. He was going to hurt the people he hated, but inside he didn't feel any real sense of satisfaction. He hated them all the more for having made him feel so small, so petty and mean, which was all he felt just then. But it wasn't enough to stop him. #Quote by Riccardo Bruni
Bitterness quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#156. For in that sad yet happy hour, she had learned not only the bitterness of remorse and despair, but the sweetness of self-denial and self-control, and led by her mother's hand, she had drawn nearer to the Friend who always welcomes every child with a love stronger than that of any father, tenderer than that of any mother. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Bitterness quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#157. When our expectations differ from better, we think bitter, but that is not better! Stay better, think positive, no matter what; there is always a better lesson to learn! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Bitterness quotes by Sara Teasdale
#158. Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break. #Quote by Sara Teasdale
Bitterness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#159. No poison can kill quicker than bitterness; no medicine can heal quicker than gratitude; and no remedy can cure you quicker than love. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
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Bitterness quotes by Benjamin Hoff
#160. Sourness and bitterness come from the interfering and unappreciative mind. Life itself, when understood and utilized for what it is, is sweet. That is the message of The Vinegar Tasters. #Quote by Benjamin Hoff
Bitterness quotes by A.T. Hicks
#161. Do ... you ... have ... a ... hard ... time ... finding ... Steve's dick?" she enunciated, enjoying Mary's extreme discomfort. "He's big as a fuckin' house so I imagine it might be a bit of a problem." The New Jersey accent that was still there after more than fifteen years in the south, resurfaced in her aggravation. #Quote by A.T. Hicks
Bitterness quotes by Craig Groeschel
#162. Life is uncertain. Eternity is not. Unforgiveness cannot be allowed to last another day. Are you holding a grudge? You will never be more like God than when you forgive. Let it go. Kill the root of bitterness. Let the hurt go and set yourself free. #Quote by Craig Groeschel
Bitterness quotes by John Daniel Thieme
#163. those whom love has held, has held here in time
curious, in this labyrinth of roses - it
will go on holding, though in cruelty - of
stars we could not reach for, but still remembered. #Quote by John Daniel Thieme
Bitterness quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#164. I think everyone, at some time in his life, has this happen to him, comes face to face with the bitter realization that he has failed in something that means a tremendous amount and probably in a relation that is close to him. Life teaches you that you cannot attain real maturity until you are ready to accept this harsh knowledge, this limitation in yourself, and make the difficult adjustment. Either you must learn to allow someone else to meet the need, without bitterness or envy, and accept it; or somehow you must make yourself learn to meet it. If you refuse to accept the limitation in yourself, you will be unable to grow beyond this point. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Bitterness quotes by Robert Jordan
#165. He has forgotten how to laugh except in bitterness; there are no tears left in him. Unless he finds laughter and tears again, the world faces disaster. He #Quote by Robert Jordan
Bitterness quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#166. As long as civilization is essentially one of property, of fences, of exclusiveness, it will be mocked by delusions. Our riches will leave us sick; there will be bitterness in our laughter, and our wine will burn our mouth. Only that good profits which we can taste with all doors open, and which serves all men. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bitterness quotes by Elizabeth Gaskell
#167. Have I not care? Do I not know anxiety, though I go about well-dressed, and have food enough? Oh, Bessy, God is just, and our lots are well portioned out by Him, although none but He knows the bitterness of our souls.' 'I #Quote by Elizabeth Gaskell
Bitterness quotes by Virginia Woolf
#168. Her soliloquy crystallized itself into little fragmentary phrases emerging suddenly from the turbulence of her thought, particularly when she had to exert herself in any way, either to move, to count money, or to choose a turning. "To know the truth
to accept without bitterness"
those, perhaps, were the most articulate of her utterances, for no one could have made head or tail of the queer gibberish murmured in front of the statue of Francis, Duke of Bedford ... #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Bitterness quotes by Jennifer Rodewald
#169. God, why do You hate me? Heavy darkness lurked in the silence. Bitterness set a little deeper. #Quote by Jennifer Rodewald
Bitterness quotes by Nikoloz Baratashvili
#170. A Soul-Furlurn
Let none bewail the bitterness of orphancy,
Nor weep if destitute of friend or kin is he,
But pity him whose soul's bereaved by ruthless fate;
Once lost-'tis hard to find again a worthy mate.

Deprived of kin and friend the heart seems lone and dead
Yet soon it finds another one to love instead;
But if the soul does lose its mate, then it must bear
The curse of yielding all its hopes to black despair.

His faith is lost, he trusts no more this world of woe;
Distraught and wild, he shuns mankind, and does not know
To whom to trust the secrets of his troubled breast,
Afraid to feel again the faith it once possessed.

'Tis hard to bear the anguish of a soul forlorn,
To shun all worldly joys and smiles or pleasures scorn;
The lonely soul forever mourns its friend and mate,
And heavy sighs bring calm to him thus doomed by fate. #Quote by Nikoloz Baratashvili
Bitterness quotes by Nelson Mandela
#171. As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison. #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Bitterness quotes by Joel Osteen
#172. You may be at a crossroads in your life. You may have issues to deal with; people you need to forgive. You can go one of the two ways. You can ignore what you now know to be true and keep burying that bitterness in your life, pushing it deeper and allowing it to poison and contaminate you and those around you. Or you can make a much better choice by getting it out in the open and asking God to help you to totally forgive and let it all go. #Quote by Joel Osteen
Bitterness quotes by Timothy Zahn, Star Wars: Thrawn
#173. All people have regrets. Warriors are no exceptions.
One would hope it was possible to distinguish between events caused by one's carelessness or lack of ability and those caused by circumstances or forces beyond a one's control. But in practice, there is no difference. All forms of regret sear equally into the mind and soul. All forms leave scars of equal bitterness.
And always, beneath the scar, lurks the thought and fear that there was something else that could have been done. Some action, or inaction, that would have changed things for the better. Such questions can sometimes be learned form. All to often, they merely add to the scar tissue.
A warrior must learn to set those regrets aside as best he can. Knowing full well that they will never be far away. #Quote by Timothy Zahn, Star Wars: Thrawn
Bitterness quotes by T. Kingfisher
#174. Bryony began laughing, with a great deal of bitterness to be sure, but still, laughter. That had always been her great gift and her besetting sin, that even in the darkest and most somber times, she had the urge to laugh. #Quote by T. Kingfisher
Bitterness quotes by Oscar Wilde
#175. ...the remembrance even of joy having its bitterness, and the memories of pleasure their pain. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Bitterness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#176. Love is sweet even when what you go through is bitter. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Bitterness quotes by Fred Rogers
#177. Part of the problem with the word 'disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities. #Quote by Fred Rogers
Bitterness quotes by M.J. Ryan
#178. Gratitude is the antidote to bitterness and resentment. #Quote by M.J. Ryan
Bitterness quotes by Ray Bradbury
#179. It was indeed a time between, one second their thoughts all brambled airedale, the next all silken slumbering cat. It was a time to go to bed, yet still they lingered reluctant as boys to give over and wander in wide circles to pillow and night thoughts. It was a time to say much but not all. It was a time after first discoveries but not last ones. It was wanting to know everything and wanting to know nothing. It was the new sweetness of men starting to talk as they must talk. It was the possible bitterness of revelation. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Bitterness quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson
#180. Only courageous hearts can endure the bitterness of truth. #Quote by Michael Bassey Johnson
Bitterness quotes by Mariama Ba
#181. A nervous breakdown waits around the corner for anyone who lets himself wallow in bitterness. Little by little, it takes over your whole being. #Quote by Mariama Ba
Bitterness quotes by Joel Osteen
#182. We all have unfair things happen to us. We can choose to cling to that hurt and let it destroy our day-to-day happiness and poison our futures, or we can choose to release the hurt and trust God to make it up to us. You may think you can't forgive those who've hurt you, whether friends, a spouse, or co-workers. But you don't have to forgive them for their sakes; you forgive for your own sake.
When we forgive others, we take away their power to hurt us. The mistake we make so often is to hold on to hurt. We go around bitter and angry, but all we're doing is allowing those who hurt us to control our lives. The abuser, bully, or critic isn't hurt by our anger and bitterness. We're just poisoning our own lives with it. #Quote by Joel Osteen
Bitterness quotes by Graham Greene
#183. Grief and disappointment are like hate: they make men ugly with self-pity and bitterness. And how selfish they make us too. #Quote by Graham Greene
Bitterness quotes by Oli Sykes
#184. If I had it my way I'd slit your throat with the knife that you left in my back. #Quote by Oli Sykes
Bitterness quotes by J.C. Ryle
#185. He believed that God was all merciful. Reason and sense might hint that a more pleasant manner of deliverance might be found, that some compromise might be effected, and many hardships be avoided. But faith told Moses that God was love, and would not give His people one drop of bitterness beyond what was absolutely needed. #Quote by J.C. Ryle
Bitterness quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#186. Bitterness is a broken spirit. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Bitterness quotes by Marc Acito
#187. The rest of August passes with Xerox monotony, each day a photocopy of the one before as I wait until my first gig. The only thing I'm learning working for the Agent of Evil is that bitterness is a contagious disease, a virus spread by aural contact. I try to remain immune by embracing my alter ego, telling myself that it's not Edward Zanni who has to deliver a cup of Irving's pee to his urologist on a sweltering subway; it's Alan, Lucifer's piss boy.

It doesn't work. #Quote by Marc Acito
Bitterness quotes by Maya Angelou
#188. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Bitterness quotes by Tiffany L. Jackson
#189. Pain will never lessen without forgiveness, it will only manifest as anger and harden into resentment or bitterness. #Quote by Tiffany L. Jackson
Bitterness quotes by Russell Banks
#190. The way we deal with death depends on how it's imagined for us beforehand, by our parents and the people who surround them, and what happens to us early on.[ ... ] Instead, we believe the lie, that death, unlike taxes, can be postponed indefinitely, and we spend our lives defending that belief. Some people are very good at it, and they become our nation's heroes. Some, like me, see the lie early for what it is, fake it for a while and grow bitter, and then go beyond bitterness to ... to what? To this, I suppose. Cowardice. Adulthood. #Quote by Russell Banks
Bitterness quotes by Donal O'Callaghan
#191. I began to mourn the simplicity of my childhood, the warmth of my family that now seemed lost, years had passed by and we had all been weathered by the world. At times all I could see in their eyes was the reflection of loneliness in the longing we had for each other but there was always that glint of bitterness because they never really forgive you for leaving them do they? #Quote by Donal O'Callaghan
Bitterness quotes by Nicki Salcedo
#192. He preferred the bitterness of coffee. It was the one thing he got from his father that Graham wasn't ashamed of. #Quote by Nicki Salcedo
Bitterness quotes by Margaret Widdemer
#193. Pain has been and grief enough and bitterness and crying,
Sharp ways and stony ways I think it was she trod;
But all there is to see now is a white bird flying,
Whose blood-stained wings go circling high - circling up to God! #Quote by Margaret Widdemer
Bitterness quotes by Lars Gustafsson
#194. What is it that keeps us in motion?
Not seldom, the fear that the bitterness of the past will catch up with us. The bitterness over all missed opportunities. Bitterness at being who you are, and still not more like yourself. #Quote by Lars Gustafsson
Bitterness quotes by Anthony Shadid
#195. The Americans invaded a country without understanding what eight years of a war with Iran had meant, how that traumatized Iraq. They didn't appreciate what they support for a decade of sanctions in Iraq had done to Iraq and the bitterness that it created and that it wiped out the middle class. #Quote by Anthony Shadid
Bitterness quotes by Will Davis Jr.
#196. Once you decide to forgive, you initiate the healing process. Forgiveness gives your soul permission to move on to the higher and healthier ground of emotional recovery. Forgiveness is to your soul what antibiotics are to infection. It is the curative agent that will help to fully restore your soul. It doesn't immediately remove the pain of defense but it does start you on the road to recovery. #Quote by Will Davis Jr.
Bitterness quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#197. There is always a reason behind actions, and there is always a reason behind the bitter or better actions we take each moment of time! No matter how bitter or better the past has been or the present is becoming, there is a reason for action! Awake and take action! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Bitterness quotes by Jasinda Wilder
#198. It wasn't supposed to. It was just supposed to stop you from hurting yourself." "It helps - " "No it doesn't. It just pushes it away temporarily. Just like the booze." "But I need - " "You need to let yourself feel. Feel it, own it. Then move on." "You make it sound so easy." Bitterness drips from each syllable. "It's not. It's the fucking hardest thing a person can do." I smooth a damp strand out of her face and away from my mouth. "It's the hardest fucking thing. It's why we drink and do drugs and fight. It's why I play music and build engines. #Quote by Jasinda Wilder
Bitterness quotes by Guy Vanderhaeghe
#199. He said there were two kinds of bitterness: one that takes away the appetite and one that stimulates it. Pepper, he said, was of the first kind - it burns the tongue and nothing more. But horse-radish, though bitter, sharpens the hunger and makes a man impatient for the good things of the meal. So, he said, if a man becomes only bitter and downcast he goes no further. But a little bitterness, a little horse-radish, may give one an appetite for perfection.
"How quaint," said Ogle, "how undeniably folksy. #Quote by Guy Vanderhaeghe
Bitterness quotes by Nora Roberts
#200. What do you know about life? " Bitterness ached in her throat. " You were born with everything. You never had to struggle for a single thing you wanted, never had to worry if you'd be accepted or loved or wanted back."
He stared at her, grateful for the moment that she couldn't see that he'd spent nearly half of his life worrying that she, the single thing he wanted, would accept him, love him, and want him back. #Quote by Nora Roberts

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