Simply put, the best revenge is to live an awesome life.
When you revenge from the one you love; at the end it will be only you bearing the pain.
I got both hands on her throat and there was nothing inside me but the black madness of that desire to kill her, to close my hands until she turned purple and lay still and there’d be an end to her forever. Let them send me to the chair. Let ’em burn me. All they could do was kill me.
It isn’t always true that a critical end justifies desperate means.
… Life can be savored only if you look to the future and leave vengeance to the gods
For maybe the first time he could remember, he was very seriously thinking about how to best kill someone he’d never even seen.
To carry a secret is to play with fire. Try to pass it on and you’d risk hurting someone else. Hold on to it and eventually you’d get burned.
No one rejoices more in revenge than women, wrote Juvenal. Women do most delight in revenge, wrote Sir Thomas Browne. Sweet is revenge, especially to women, wrote Lord Byron. And I say, I wonder why, boys. I wonder why.
I’ll find a day to massacre them all
And raze their faction and their family,
The cruel father and his traitorous sons,
To whom I sued for my dear son’s life,
And make them know what ’tis to let a queen
Kneel in the streets and beg for grace in vain.
Some say loyalty inspires boundless hope. And while that may be, there is a catch. True loyalty takes years to build… and only seconds to destroy.