Downfall, failure and death cannot be far from any man who made counterfeit friends his ally and support.
Fear the lion, fear the crocodile, but fear most the one that puts on the inevitable wear called the human flesh.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defence against betrayal.
Be safe, she whispered. Then she closed her eyes and said in a low, broken monotone, “I love you.
There is nothing worse than fear. Fear is worse than cancer, fear is worse than torture, fear is worse than betrayal and fear is even worse than death.
Betrayal clearly has its own reward: the small deep human satisfaction of having one up on someone else. It is the psychology of the mistress, and this regime used it as fuel.
Sometimes moving forward changes what’s behind you.
I said I don’t want to know,” Kailani said firmly, her voice suddenly too loud. Cristina sat back into the bench, her eyes wide and disappointed. Then Ana started waving wildly, her small hand arcing for her mother’s undivided attention, and, as Kailani watched in silence, the child slipped safely down the slide.”
Kailani to Cristina
Men’s loyalty to their women dies hard – and almost always too late. (“I’m Dangerous Tonight”)
Betrayal. It’s one of the worst feelings.