Bitterness Quotes

Tarryn Fisher

What did I get in return? Coldness and emotional detachment. You are selfish and bitter and you wouldn’t know a good thing if it fell out of the sky at your feet.


The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable,
Is that which rages in the place of dearest love.

Hannah Harrington

It always struck me in years after how bizarre it was, how two people could look at one another with such tenderness and complete love, and how quickly that could dissolve into nothing but bitterness.

Jacqueline Carey

Surely if we knew what bitterness fate held in store, we would shrink back in fear and let the cup of life pass us by untasted.

Anthony De Mello

Any time you are with anyone or think of anyone you must say to yourself: I am dying and this person too is dying, attempting the while to experience the truth of the words you are saying. If every one of you agrees to practice this, bitterness will die out, harmony will arise.

V.S. Carnes

He’d thought it would be the right thing to say, but she scoffed a little… and that, more than anything - more than the prospect of having his ribs crushed in or his face pulled off or his neck stretched on a rope - scared him out of his wits.

Lailah Gifty Akita

No matter what happens to you, you do not have to be bitter. You deserve to be happy.

J.D. Salinger

He said you were the only one who was bitter about S.'s suicide and the only one who really forgave him for it. The rest of us, he said, were outwardly unbitter and inwardly unforgiving.

Charles Bukowski

the worst thing," he told me,
"is bitterness, people end up so

Jim Elliot

Ah, how many Marahs have been sweetened by a simple, satisfying glimpse of the Tree and the Love which underwent its worst confict there. Yes, the Cross is the tree that sweetens the waters. 'Love never faileth.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Do not worry when situations get bitter. A bitter situation is a better teacher. The greatest lessons in life can least be found in comfort and much more in uncomfortable situations of life.

Carl Lomer Abia

Let your doubts and fears be replaced with faith. Let your hatred and bitterness be replaced with love. Above all, let God's will be done in your life.

Paulo Coelho

There's nothing deeper than love. In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life,the princesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.

Charles De Leusse

Hitler not from a woman is born, but from the men bitterness.(Hitler n'est pas né d'une femme, - Mais de l'amertume des hommes)

Michael Bassey Johnson

Once you have money and fame, the next thing you should expect is scandal and shame..
Once you have money and fame, the next thing you should expect is scandal and shame.

Rassool Jibraeel Snyman

Broken men
Walk away from broken sons
Who stab them in the gut
In anger
And bitterness
For crimes they are both not guilty of
Life is a bitch sometimes
2014©rassool jibraeel snyman – 16/5/2014
“The Poetic Assassin

Katie Couric

... not far around the corner from every ugly experience is something really beautiful. And if you stop at every bitter comment you will never reach that beauty.

Soledad O'Brien

Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

Sorin Suciu

It probably wasn’t entirely her fault that she was such a bitter person. Having a name like Grace can be a serious stigma, especially when nature has endowed you with about as much charm as that of a disillusioned walrus.

Dean Koontz

His resiliency was not the resiliency of the dumb but of a lamb who can remember hurt but cannot sustain the anger or the bitterness that brittles the heart.

Michael Bassey Johnson

The worst grudge is being told that you are forgiven, yet your sins are still glowing in their hearts like a burning coal.

Madeline Miller

Perhaps he simply assumed: a bitterness of habit, of boy after boy trained for music and medicine, and unleashed for murder.

Richard Rohr

With improved historical records, and easier access to them, we actually have better reasons for hating one another, for anger and violence toward one another.

Carson McCullers

In one of their quarrels, they had begun calling each other Mister. and Misses., and since then they had never made it up enough to change it.

Seth Adam Smith

If you keep your heart open, that same pain can become a purifying pain, a strengthening pain. If we choose forgiveness over bitterness, that pain can heal instead of hurt. Instead of a pain that divides, it can be a pain that binds. Instead of a pain that breaks us down, it can be a pain that builds us up.

Emma Donoghue

And tonight Mary could taste bitterness going down like a nut, settling in her stomach. It planted itself, put down roots, and began to grow, nourished on her dark blood.

O.v Grace

they said when you are in love you will be happy but when the day comes i fell in love with someone.i regret the day that i met him.. it gives to much pain inside i feel everything is wrong.
knowing that loves is happiness.but in me it has a reversed makes my life unhappy.

J.M. Richards

Being in love with your best friend is problematic.

J.M. Richards

As much as I cared about him, I wasn’t a slave to fate. I could choose to ignore my feelings, strong as they were. It would be painful, but no more so than letting myself pine for my friend.

John Geddes

...there's something magical about a mask, but I have never worn one - I want you to see my pain and know how your love affects me...

Angie Karan Krezos

Forgiveness truly brings freedom. If we don't forgive, bitterness and anger build to the point where not only are we hurting ourselves, but in the process can hurt others around us.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.

Nina LaCour

No," I say. "I didn't know that," and as I say it I feel flooded with bitterness at all the things Ingrid kept secret from me.

Patrick O'Brian

The author says that when an angry impulse is not immediately expressed, it turns to melancholy.

Kathryn Stockett

It weren’t too loo long before I seen something in me, had changed. A bitter seed was planted inside of me. And I just didn’t feel so, accepting, anymore.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Sorrow on another's face often looks like coldness, bitterness, resentment, unfriendliness, apathy, disdain, or disinterest when it is in truth purely sadness.

Nick Hornby

That’s why; he’s worried about how his life is turning out, and he’s lonely, and lonely people are the bitterest of them all.

Graham Greene

In my school, he thought, they learn bitterness and frustration and how to grow old.

Marc Maron

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.

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