‘While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself.’ – Douglas Horton

‘If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?’ – William Shakespeare

‘The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.’ – Marcus Aurelius

‘Living well is the best revenge.’ – George Herbert

‘The best revenge is massive success.’ – Frank Sinatra

‘Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.’ – Josh Billings

‘To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it’s an absolute duty.’ – Stieg Larsson

‘It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘In moments of pain, we seek revenge.’ – Ami Ayalon

‘Revenge… is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.’ – Jeremy Taylor

‘Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.’ – J. B. Priestley

‘The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.’ – Eddie Vedder

‘Revenge and retaliation always perpetuate the cycle of anger, fear and violence.’ – Coretta Scott King

‘If revenge motivates you, go for it! But the main thing is to set your game in order.’ – Viswanathan Anand

‘Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.’ – Bobby Sands

‘Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries – for heavy ones they cannot.’ – Niccolo Machiavelli

‘Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge.’ – Patricia Cornwell

‘A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.’ – Francis Bacon

‘To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.’ – Alexander Pope

‘Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.’ – Scott Adams

‘Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man’s idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought.’ – Charles Spurgeon

‘Looking good is the best revenge.’ – Ivana Trump

‘Success is the sweetest revenge.’ – Vanessa Williams

‘I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages. That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing.’ – Gavrilo Princip

‘No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place.’ – Meir Kahane

‘When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.’ – Sacha Guitry

‘Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.’ – William Wycherley

‘Follow me if I advance! Kill me if I retreat! Revenge me if I die!’ – Ngo Dinh Diem

‘Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.’ – Elizabeth Fry

‘If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you – until you get your revenge.’ – Muhammad Ali

‘Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.’ – Edwin Hubbel Chapin

‘Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.’ – Sandra Cisneros

‘The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.’ – George Washington

‘Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.’ – Confucius

‘I know what it is to feel unloved, to want revenge, to make mistakes, to suffer disappointment, yet also to find the courage to go forward in life.’ – Tim O’Brien

‘Revenge proves its own executioner.’ – John Ford

‘Revenge doesn’t stop.’ – Daniel Craig

‘Revenge is sweet and not fattening.’ – Alfred Hitchcock

‘Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.’ – Paul Gauguin

‘The problem with revenge is that it never evens the score. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain. Both are stuck on the escalator as long as parity is demanded, and the escalator never stops.’ – Lewis B. Smedes

‘Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man’s restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.’ – Ralph Steadman

‘Revenge is a powerful motivator.’ – Marcus Luttrell

‘Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.’ – Austin O’Malley

‘Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.’ – Friedrich Schiller

‘Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a man of violence and revenge.’ – Hiawatha

‘Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.’ – Susan Sontag

‘When you start to think of revenge, you start to think of hate. I don’t believe in hating people. It’s a retrogressive thing.’ – Fela Kuti

‘It is always easier to requite an injury than a service: gratitude is a burden, but revenge is found to pay.’ – Tacitus

‘Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.’ – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

‘Any story about revenge is ultimately a story about forgiveness, redemption, or the futility of revenge.’ – Nick Wechsler

‘Doom is a classic supervillain, akin to the Phantom of the Opera. It’s not about revenge so much as, like, ‘I’m back – now watch this!’ It all boils down to the music. The mask is a slight theme for people to enjoy, and it adds mystery.’ – MF Doom

‘The point of revenge is not in the completion but in the process.’ – Park Chan-wook

‘Revenge is a sorrow for the person who has to take it on. And the person who is rash enough to think it’s going to help a situation is always wrong.’ – Louise Erdrich

‘Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.’ – Edward Gibbon

‘What is forgiveness? An emotion? A coping mechanism? An element of deepest faith? A way for the heart and soul to combat the type of hate, anger, rage and a thirst for revenge that could ultimately consume a person? All of those and more?’ – Mike Barnicle

‘I’m a big ‘Goosebumps’ fan – ‘Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes.’ My favorites are the pick-your-own-death ones.’ – Tyler, The Creator

‘In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.’ – Francis Bacon

‘Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC’s military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.’ – Desmond Tutu

”Liberal Fascism’ is less an expose of left-wing hypocrisy than a chance to exact political revenge. Yet, the title of his book aside, what distinguishes Goldberg from the Sean Hannitys and Michael Savages is a witty intelligence that deals in ideas as well as insults – no mean feat in the nasty world of the culture wars.’ – David Oshinsky

‘Justice is revenge.’ – Saad Hariri

‘People don’t remember. Revenge is sweet.’ – Tracey Emin

‘The best revenge in the world is success.’ – Suge Knight

‘I’m not into revenge anymore, I just let go and let God.’ – Angela Yee

‘To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.’ – Pierre Corneille

‘It was all about wanting to get revenge. Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation.’ – Julian Clary

‘I do not want war. I am not seeking revenge, even though I can see before my eyes the great sacrifices made by the Ukrainian people. I am seeking peace and will achieve Ukraine’s unity.’ – Petro Poroshenko

‘There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.’ – Jean Baudrillard

‘I love acting because it’s a bit of an escape. It gives you the ability to reinvent yourself. They say that acting is the shy man’s revenge.’ – Hayden Christensen

‘The Way Of The Fist’ is not quite a Shakespearian depiction of anger and revenge. This song was more my way of releasing all the pent up aggression I felt against some people who wronged me beyond the point of any kind of forgiveness or mercy.’ – Ivan Moody

‘The Black Panther Party were not revenge nationalists.’ – Bobby Seale

‘Revenge is a particularly interesting concept, especially the notion of whether or not it exists outside of just an abstract idea.’ – Christopher Nolan

‘Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim.’ – Emil Cioran

‘Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.’ – Marquis de Sade

‘I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only weakens the appeal of their faith and contradicts any claims they might have made that ‘all religions are basically the same.’ If all religions were indeed the same, why not let someone be ‘converted’ to another religion?’ – Ravi Zacharias

‘I’m not one to take revenge. If someone does something wrong to me I leave it in the hands of the universe to take care of that person.’ – Lana Parrilla

‘Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.’ – Francis Bacon

‘Sometimes work is a bit slow, and I always wanted to be a princess at Disneyland. There were 1,500 of us who auditioned, and 11 of us were hired. I went through all of the training, but never ended up actually getting to play Belle because ‘Revenge’ started. It was the time of my life, though!’ – Christa B. Allen

‘Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.’ – Thomas Fuller

‘Without justice, the most heinous crimes go unpunished; victims are unable to obtain redress, and peace remains an elusive goal, since impunity generates more hatred, leading to acts of revenge and more suffering.’ – Federica Mogherini

‘Gerald R. Ford was a decent and honorable man. Under his steady hand, the nation began the process of recovering from the terrible trauma of Watergate – the lies, distortions, cover-ups, misuses of federal agencies to exact political revenge, illegal wiretapping, burglaries.’ – Richard Ben-Veniste

‘We are taught that revenge is strong and compassion is weak. We are taught that power is more important than love.’ – Sharon Salzberg

‘It is up to God to take revenge. Only God can judge. I don’t have to worry about getting even with anybody or taking out any kind of aggression on anybody. Doing that is a weakness, anyway.’ – Jim Brown

‘AIDS is the revenge of the rain forest.’ – Richard Preston

‘While we somehow understand revenge on an intuitive level between individuals, I do suspect that companies, assuming that people are rational, completely miss and underestimate the motivation people have for revenge.’ – Dan Ariely

‘I didn’t want to become some embittered old hack getting his revenge for the rest of my life. And I didn’t want to become some scared creature cowering in a corner. I remember telling myself not to carry the hatred around, although I know where it is. I have it in a trunk in storage.’ – Salman Rushdie

‘They say revenge is a dish best eaten cold, but for most people, by the time it’s ready to eat, they just don’t fancy it any more.’ – Jo Brand

‘Revenge is a way of life and definitely some thing that we identify with. We all feel cheated in some way about some thing and how nice it would be to do something about it. I mean ultimately it’s not the most Christian of sentiments.’ – Radha Mitchell

‘I used to try to get revenge on the critics, but now I realize I’ve already won, and it doesn’t matter what people say.’ – Chamillionaire

‘To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.’ – Marcus Aurelius

‘Gorgeous hair is the best revenge.’ – Ivana Trump

‘In the beginning, the U.S. government was happy with its secret operations, since it thought it had managed to gather all the evils of the world in GTMO, and had circumvented U.S. law and international treaties so that it could perform its revenge. But then it realised, after a lot of painful work, that it had gathered a bunch of non-combatants.’ – Mohamedou Ould Slahi

‘Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation.’ – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

‘I am not vindictive, but very forgiving. Despite being wronged, I never took revenge on anyone.’ – Rituparna Sengupta

‘Revenge is a caustic thing. I say, Breathe in, breathe deeply, let it go.’ – Jason Statham

‘Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.’ – Percy Bysshe Shelley

‘Love has its place, as does hate. Peace has its place, as does war. Mercy has its place, as do cruelty and revenge.’ – Meir Kahane

‘Success is the best revenge. I always feel women should answer back either with their sarcasm or success.’ – Kangana Ranaut

‘People said I had no heart, I was lackadaisical, the whole nine yards. But success is the best revenge, and I’m proving all of them wrong, even Evander Holyfield.’ – Riddick Bowe

‘Of course ‘Hamlet’ is a debate about the nature and morality of revenge and whether it is right to do something to assuage your angry feelings.’ – Samuel West

‘I like Daniel Craig. I worked with him on ‘Sharpe,’ one of the very early ones, maybe the second one we did – ‘Sharpe’s Revenge?’ A long, long time ago, and he was good in that then.’ – Sean Bean

‘Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince’s part to pardon.’ – Francis Bacon

‘I’m pretty Sicilian if I’ve been crossed. I don’t seek revenge, but I never forget. And I make it hard to repair, which is not a great quality because if people held me to that standard, no one would be around me – ever.’ – Amy Adams

‘You know what? I wanna play something that is really… it changes the game. I don’t wanna be the same story where it’s the Charles Bronson formula, where he’s getting revenge or whatever.’ – Terry Crews

‘I took revenge on hardship from my earlier life by forgetting it.’ – Alija Izetbegovic

‘The best revenge is success.’ – Perrie Edwards

‘President Trump understands that President Putin does not like to be insulted. Putin takes it very personally. He harbors a grudge. He doesn’t forget. And he will find some way of getting some degree of revenge as a result of that.’ – Fiona Hill

‘The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.’ – Marya Mannes

‘May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.’ – Marianne Williamson

‘I love revenge.’ – Laura Schlessinger

‘I really like revenge movies.’ – Joe Flacco

‘Terrorism does not disappear with revenge tactics but through making justice and equality before law a reality.’ – Asma Jahangir

‘Most wars are not fought over shortages of resources such as food and water, but rather over conquest, revenge, and ideology.’ – Steven Pinker

‘My favorite movie is ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’ with Clint Eastwood, a guy who gets his family killed by the bad guys then goes on a journey of revenge, eventually discovering himself – very existential.’ – Frank Grillo

‘I named my first album ‘The Sound of Revenge’ because I wanted to get revenge on everyone who doubted me. But when I finally got revenge, I didn’t enjoy it.’ – Chamillionaire

‘For every action, there will always be a reaction. Actually, people who do wrong to me or hurt me, something unpleasant surely happens to them. So, I don’t have faith in taking revenge.’ – Zareen Khan

‘Ruining someone else’s life for attention or revenge should also come with a price.’ – Tomi Lahren

‘I don’t have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.’ – Agnes Obel

‘In my 40s, I expect to finally reap the average-looking girl’s revenge. I’ve entered the stage of life where you don’t need to be beautiful; simply by being well-preserved and not obese, I would now pass for pretty.’ – Pamela Druckerman

‘He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.’ – John Milton

‘Why should DMK align with Congress after blaming the Congress of taking revenge on it for the 2G scam, which caused the exchequer a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore. Why should Congress take revenge? Does that mean the Congress did not get its due share from the DMK?’ – J. Jayalalithaa

‘As a young man, I think I was in a bit of the revenge business for too many years of my life.’ – Mandy Patinkin

‘Most action is based on redemption and revenge, and that’s a formula. Moby Dick was formula. It’s how you get to the conclusion that makes it interesting.’ – Sylvester Stallone

‘This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.’ – Francis Bacon

‘I’ve had to write in a different way because I’m not in a bad place and I’m not heartbroken, so there’s no one I want revenge on.’ – Boy George

‘Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values.’ – Arthur M. Schlesinger

”The Autobiography of Malcolm X.’ I’ve used it to demonstrate racial attitudes to people who I thought needed a better understanding of all human beings. Malcolm was not a racist. He was not looking for revenge. He realized that kindness and goodness did not come from any one kind of person.’ – Jim Brown

‘I was very ambitious. It all started because my first boyfriend dumped me when I was 14. I’d always wanted to be a model and thought, ‘Right, he’s going to see me everywhere.’ I was relentless in my pursuit of modeling. It was revenge.’ – Jane March

‘Shakespeare wrote about love. I write about love. Shakespeare wrote about gang warfare, family feuds and revenge. I write about all the same things.’ – Sister Souljah

‘Justice should not admit a public’s thirst for pure revenge.’ – James May

‘It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.’ – George Santayana

‘I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge.’ – Dave Matthews

‘Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.’ – Ambrose Bierce

‘I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.’ – Robert Crumb

‘In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated.’ – John McCarthy

‘Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities.’ – Cat Stevens

‘I mean, who wants to live waking up… at least I don’t want to live waking up everyday about revenge.’ – Mitchell Baker

‘All my movies, like Revenge, are under two hours.’ – Tony Scott

‘It was, however, in the interest of Osama bin Laden for us to destroy a secular Arab leader; it was very much in the interest of the Iranians because they wanted revenge against Saddam Hussein for Iraq’s invasion in 1980.’ – William Odom

‘I think to a certain extent in Bosnia and among the Hutus in Rwanda and also among the Tutsis in Rwanda who then took revenge on the Hutus, there is a sense of being swept up and a sense that the society in which they live has gone mad.’ – John Pomfret

‘I’ve seen the teaser trailer for Revenge of the Sith though and I think it will be excellent.’ – David Prowse

‘Serial killing is not about sex at all, but about power and control and revenge on society.’ – Pat Brown

‘It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.’ – Vin Diesel

‘Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn’t difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We’re not a particular species. Check out popular video games.’ – Alan Dean Foster

‘I choose not to give energy to the emotions of revenge, hatred or the desire to subjugate.’ – Rosanne Cash

‘In the Seventies, a lot of executions via electric chair failed because of technical problems. Seed tells the true story of someone who survived and sought revenge. They buried him alive to make it seem he was dead.’ – Uwe Boll

‘Some may seek revenge, but this is not our policy.’ – Joe Slovo

‘The ultimate revenge is being on Top Of The Pops.’ – Siobhan Fahey

‘Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory, or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.’ – John Boyd Orr

‘The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that you aren’t even left with the possibility of taking revenge or punishing anyone; the terrorist is killed along with his victims, his blood mixing with theirs.’ – A. B. Yehoshua

‘There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.’ – Samuel Johnson

‘Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero

‘The people who influenced me most were the people who said I would never make it. They gave me a thirst for revenge.’ – Colin Mochrie

‘The idea of revenge coming from a 14-year-old girl isn’t, you know, exactly right.’ – Hailee Steinfeld

‘I don’t think, generally speaking, people become writers because they were the really good, really cool, attractive kid in class. I’ll be honest. This is our revenge for people who were much better looking and more popular than us. I was a bit like that, I suppose.’ – Steven Moffat

‘Perhaps my favourite story is ‘Le Passe-Muraille’ by Marcel Ayme. It’s about a guy who wakes up with a weird faculty that means he can walk through walls. He’s a very shy clerk, and he uses it to get revenge, or vent his frustration.’ – Michel Gondry

‘Oddly enough, I think that everybody can relate to revenge, on some level. Everyone has wanted to exact it, at some point, and everybody has tampered with the idea, even if they didn’t actually go through with it.’ – Emily VanCamp

‘You have to be okay with wins and losses. You can’t just be looking for the wins and, when the losses happen, you can’t buy more and more because you’re sure it’s going to bounce. We call that revenge trading.’ – Josh Brolin

‘My former bullies pay extra to come backstage and meet me after shows, and I pretend not to know them in front of their friends. It is the most divine pleasure to exact the revenge of the brutalized child that resides within.’ – Margaret Cho

‘Getting revenge on a guy is just not worth it to me. I mean, it definitely sucks at the time, but obviously you’re not supposed to be with that person.’ – Carrie Underwood

‘It wouldn’t be a Carrie Underwood album without a revenge song on it. People really like when I do that. I don’t mean to. I don’t hate men that much. But it turns out so well!’ – Carrie Underwood

‘I can’t let my mother’s death have been in vain. Democracy is the best revenge, and we will have it.’ – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

‘I don’t believe in revenge. When people are bullies it’s because of a deeper-rooted issue – either their family life is tough or they’re being bullied by someone bigger than they are.’ – Khloe Kardashian

‘Revenge is not a positive state of mind or energy to indulge your self in.’ – Michael K. Williams

‘I do watch ‘Revenge,’ ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘Game of Thrones.’ I am behind on all of them. But I do watch them. Those are my go-to shows.’ – Lana Parrilla

‘At night, I try to sneak in some of the shows that I love. I can’t live without ’30 Rock’ – I was a fan before I joined the show in 2007 – and ‘The Office.’ ‘Revenge’ is my drama. And I love Jimmy Kimmel if I can stay up late enough to watch him.’ – Sherri Shepherd

‘For me the greatest revenge of all is having a happy adulthood, waking up in my gorgeous turquoise bedroom in the morning beside a person who really inspires me. That’s the best revenge a girl-loving girl from the Bible belt could possibly have. And, importantly, it’s healthy.’ – Beth Ditto

”Revenge’ is a shameless soap in the style of Eighties shoulder-pad slap-offs like ‘Dallas,’ ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Falcon Crest.’ Yet there’s no wink-wink camp.’ – Rob Sheffield

‘There is that stereotype of a nerd with the high pants and pocket protector and that kind of thing. That can sustain comedy for maybe a movie – hence the ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ franchise – but not for hopefully years on the air. It’s a sight gag, not a story.’ – Johnny Galecki

‘The further away we got from 9/11, the more I wanted to find some way to recover. I wanted to talk about the more anonymous corners of the city, because I think it’s very important that not all of that anger was turned to revenge.’ – Colum McCann

‘I auditioned for ‘Revenge Of The Nerds,’ and I so did not want the picture. I didn’t want it. I didn’t want be in anything that had nerds anywhere.’ – James Cromwell

‘I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only weakens the appeal of their faith and contradicts any claims they might have made that ‘all religions are basically the same.” – Ravi Zacharias

‘My father was very disappointed by war and fighting. And he thought language could help us out of cycles of revenge and animosity. And so, as a journalist, he always found himself asking lots of questions and trying to gather information. He was always very clear to underscore the fact that Jewish people and Arab people were brother and sister.’ – Naomi Shihab Nye

‘From the earliest age, I was just different. I think that’s part of every writer’s little revenge. You think, ‘I’m not a blonde, blue-eyed cheerleader but I’m going to get out of here and do something.” – Janine di Giovanni

‘Revenge by young men is considered gain, even at the cost of their own lives, but old men who stay at home in times of war, and mothers who have sons to lose, know better.’ – Chief Seattle

‘Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don’t live angry, let go now!’ – Joel Osteen

‘So much of my own life inspires what I write. Whether it’s work, family, friends, motherhood, I am a writer who tends to write what she knows. In ‘Revenge Wears Prada,’ a great deal of my own life finds its way into the book.’ – Lauren Weisberger

‘There is no evidence that dogs have the kind of complex emotional lives and value systems that we do. It’s one reason why we love them so much, in fact. They are neither “good” nor “bad.” They don’t hold grudges, act in petty ways, or seek revenge. They read our moods, but not our minds.’ – Jon Katz

‘Do I appreciate the idea of jealousy, revenge and all these so-called dark qualities? Yes. Do I write these songs in order to engage in some public war with someone? No.’ – Alanis Morissette

‘I was a Yankee fan in Brooklyn because my father was a Yankee fan. And my father was required to live in Brooklyn with my mother’s family, who were all Dodger fans. So he was surrounded by Dodger fans. He was a Yankee fan. So his revenge was to make me a Yankee fan.’ – Rudy Giuliani

‘Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one.’ – Rudy Giuliani

‘After Scour, I started a company called Red Swoosh. The idea was to take those litigants who sued us for a huge amount of money and turn them into customers with the same technology. I wanted to get them to pay me. It was a revenge business.’ – Travis Kalanick

‘The great thing is that I’m getting my revenge on everybody who treated me badly in high school. The bad thing is I had to go back to high school to do it.’ – Anne Beatts

‘On the ‘Revenge’ set, even if they’re not showing my feet, I’ll still wear my heels because it gets me in the feeling of Ashley Davenport.’ – Ashley Madekwe

‘Because revenge is a very known feeling in American culture, there’s a certain element of an eye for an eye. There’s the saying, ‘Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.’ When you wish for revenge, and you think you’ve gotten it, what happens then? Revenge is just a really good drive for drama and good action.’ – Niels Arden Oplev

‘I once tried to write a novel about revenge. It’s the only book I didn’t finish. I couldn’t get into the mind of the person who was plotting vengeance.’ – Maeve Binchy

‘My guilty pleasure is ‘Revenge.’ I’ve watched it from the very first episode.’ – Jane Elliot

‘We don’t spend our days thinking about Microsoft or trying to get revenge on Microsoft. That’s a really negative and backward way, and that’s not how I want to live.’ – Mitchell Baker

‘Where I grew up, in a remote village at the back of a valley, the old still thought the dead needed attending to – a notion so universal, it’s enscribed in all religions. If you didn’t, they might exact revenge upon the living.’ – W. G. Sebald

‘Every revolution, bloody or not, has two phases. The first phase is defined by the struggle for freedom, the second by the struggle for power and revenge on the votaries of the ancien regime.’ – Adam Michnik

‘With superheroes and comics and fantasy and sci-fi being absolutely the popular currency in cinema, it’s like people have said in endless magazines, it’s the revenge of the geeks and all that. There’s some truth in that.’ – Martin Freeman

‘Call it Camelot’s revenge: the class of court scribes who made it their profession to uphold a make-believe version of America free of conflict and ruled by noble men helped Nixon get away with it for so long – because, after all, America was ruled by noble men.’ – Rick Perlstein

‘Most big popcorn movies are ‘bad guy does something to good guy, good guy gets revenge on bad guy, sets the world right, and moves on.’ And ‘Ender’s Game’ is just not that simple, so it’s an exciting challenge. It’s a little terrifying, and let’s see how audiences respond.’ – Gavin Hood

‘I was filled with hate and anger. But during my trial, something decisive happened: Amnesty International adopted me as a prisoner of conscience, and it was an unbelievable feeling to know that there is someone fighting for you on the outside. Amnesty’s ‘soft’ approach made me seriously consider alternatives to revenge.’ – Maajid Nawaz

‘The Western is as American as a film can get – there’s the discovery of a frontier, the element of a showdown, revenge, and determining the best gunman. There’s a certain masculinity to the Western that really appealed to me, and I’ve always wanted to do a Western in Hollywood.’ – Kim Jee-woon

‘As readers, we sense when the game is being played for real and when something else is afoot: pride, showmanship, the pursuit of power, self-aggrandizement, revenge, making money. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of that, but I dislike closing a book with the sense that I’ve been had.’ – Stacey D’Erasmo

‘For years, people have re-dialed when the line was busy. They waited their turn. When I’m put on hold, I always hope that as my revenge, their other call will be someone wanting to sell them something.’ – Letitia Baldrige

‘Lesley Gore’s part-time field was pop singer, and in her brief but urgent prime, she was the Queen of Teen Angst. She endured heartbreak as a birthday girl betrayed by her beau in ‘It’s My Party,’ savored revenge in the sequel ‘Judy’s Turn to Cry’ and belted the proto-feminist anthem ‘You Don’t Own Me.” – Richard Corliss

‘Opera tells stories that all ages can relate to: love, death, revenge, etc.’ – Sondra Radvanovsky

‘It’s important we understand our system seeks justice and not revenge.’ – Pete Gallego

‘A lot of these types of films – the vigilante or revenge drama – were so popular in the ’70s because there was a feeling in the culture of loss of control.’ – James Wan

”Death Sentence’ really is a throwback to the ’70s style revenge drama with moments of action. It’s like a contemporary ‘Death Wish’ with a much more thriller style storyline, but the action scenes I shot very much in the style of ’70s films like ‘The French Connection.” – James Wan

‘I guess, deep down, there’s a dark side to us. I guess that’s why movie fans really love the revenge drama. We like to go into dark movie theaters and fantasize.’ – James Wan

‘Usually, you see this play as a guy who can’t make up his mind, but our version is more of a revenge thriller than a man who is pontificating what he should do next. I’ve never seen a ‘Hamlet’ this big, this exciting, with this many cast members; it’s quite a spectacle.’ – David Denman

‘Chavez, who came out of the ranks of the Venezuelan Army, is methodical and tireless. I have observed him over the course of 17 years, since his first visit to Cuba. He is an extremely humanitarian and law-abiding person; he has never taken revenge on anybody.’ – Fidel Castro

‘My character Saurabh Singhania is a rich, bad guy who is driven by revenge, so much that you feel like scratching his face or throwing stones at him. The intimate scenes in the trailer are creating quite a buzz… I wish they had shown more of the story instead of the sizzling scenes. The film is not about boldness or intimacy.’ – Karan Singh Grover

‘My own theory about the phlegmatic qualities and properties of the English is the mountain of pure white sugar hydrocarbons they consume every day bloody day of the year – the stiff upper lip is petrified sugar; that’s Bermuda’s revenge, the with death, the rotting future square in the teeth of it.’ – Katherine Dunn

‘Lucasfilm called me out of the blue, and I almost hung up because I thought it was a practical joke. This was right before ‘Revenge Of The Sith’ came out. Here you are, a big ‘Star Wars’ fan, talking about ‘Star Wars’ all the time, and you have your master replica lightsaber, and then you get a call from Lucasfilm for a job?’ – Dave Filoni

‘Violence only perpetrates more violence, and it becomes a vicious cycle. There are political situations all over the world where there are untold acts of revenge for incidences, and thousands and thousands of lives are lost because of them.’ – Mandy Patinkin

‘As the youngest of three girls, most of my childhood works were revenge fantasies against my older sisters, so of course the sisters in ‘Pretty Girls’ share some similarities to my own.’ – Karin Slaughter

”Smallville’ was one of those things where we worked a lot of nights, and there were a lot of physical scenes. I was hurt a lot, but I loved it! The ‘Revenge’ cast was also one of the greatest, most gracious casts I’ve ever been a part of.’ – Justin Hartley

‘Modern love – in the movies and music – especially country music – is full of tales of women exacting sweet revenge on the men who done them wrong.’ – Mary Kay Andrews

‘I am not a man who wants revenge.’ – Claudio Ranieri

‘To write is a relief from life’s problems. It is a way in which you revenge yourself. In art, the writer achieves utopia. But any attempt to achieve social utopia is bound to catastrophe. If you want a society of saints, the result is hell, repression, totalitarianism, and persecution.’ – Mario Vargas Llosa

‘Every nation should wrestle with the question of what it means to defend itself, what it means to take revenge.’ – Nathan Englander

‘I noticed that in ‘The Revenant,’ as much as it is a good story of revenge and endurance, there are times that you get to escape with a story like that.’ – Bill Pullman

‘Terrorism is the vanguard of a general revenge against the West’s wealth.’ – Rene Girard

‘Certainly my time on ‘Revenge’ was great; it was a different character I’d never played before.’ – Justin Hartley

‘We have defeated Gaddafi on the battlefield; now we must defeat him in our imagination. We must not allow his legacy to corrupt our dream. Let’s keep focused on the true prize: unity, democracy, and the rule of law. Let’s not seek revenge; that would diminish our future.’ – Hisham Matar

‘A lot of people might gawk at it, but I really love ‘Revenge of the Sith’ because of what happens to Anakin.’ – Matt Lanter

‘I don’t believe revenge is part of my agenda. I’m a firm believer that, just like hate spreads hate, love and kindness spread love and kindness.’ – Whitney Wolfe Herd

”Pinocchio’s Revenge’ was pretty bad. I was basically a stunt double for a doll.’ – Verne Troyer

‘In the free-to-play industry, the most money-making games are often coming from making people fighting against each other and really hating each other and wanting to revenge, so they spend more money to dominate.’ – Jenova Chen

‘Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who’s ever disagreed, whoever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.’ – Omarosa Manigault Newman

‘If you’re not catfishing someone for romantic reasons, then it’s going to be hard to sympathize and be compassionate with someone who is doing it for revenge, who’s doing it for fun and games, who’s doing it because they want to be on TV.’ – Max Joseph

‘If you’re going to make a film about rage in 2018, 2017… If you’re going to make a film about revenge and anger, I feel like that has to be a film about women. I don’t really want to watch a film about angry men. I’ve seen way too many of those.’ – Hari Nef

”Stree’ is a horror comedy in which a bridal ghost who is back in town to take revenge from men, she is the one giving a lot of pain to the men. We have reversed the role, which is such an amazing feeling.’ – Rajkummar Rao

‘To have a record crowd for What Culture, to be in there with Kurt Angle and not to be just, like, Kurt Angle plus garnish, for it instead to be Kurt Angle v. Cody Rhodes, our second match, actually – it was very vindicating. It’s also nice, you know: the greatest revenge in all the world is success, so it’s nice to be vindicated.’ – Cody Rhodes

‘Listen to what I’m saying: I’m back. Junior Dos Santos, Alexander Volkov, or revenge against Stipe Miocic. That fight, I didn’t do well, and I really want to fix it.’ – Francis Ngannou

‘My journey with Krishna Vamsi had started with revenge and ended with love. When I went to Krishna Vamsi’s office to work as an assistant director, I was sent out. Then I had thought they might one day need me.’ – Nani

‘I like the thought of gaining revenge over WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, who beat me in 2013.’ – Tony Bellew

‘What’s interesting to ‘Vikings’ the series is that Horik is so blind in his greed and his desire for revenge that he can’t hear reason, and he’s probably so insecure about Ragnar that he won’t take his advice. And straight up, honestly, if you ever have to say to someone, ‘Hey, remember, I’m the king?’ It’s too late, and you’ve lost your authority.’ – Donal Logue

‘Of course my goal is to be the champion, and of course I want revenge with Amanda because I feel much stronger, and I know next time it will be a totally different result of the fight.’ – Valentina Shevchenko

‘But the best revenge for naysayers is living well. And living well is doing your job and taking care of your family.’ – Jalen Rose

‘As I predicted, young people who overwhelmingly didn’t want Brexit have turned out in their droves and exacted revenge on a generation of Leavers who they believe stole their future while enjoying generous pensions as they denied them the first rung on the property ladder.’ – Anna Soubry

‘American foreign policy needs to be driven by what will get results and what is legal, not by what satisfies our primal instincts of revenge.’ – Chris Murphy

”Sonchiriya’ speaks of the consequences of societal bias and the bloody consequences of revenge when human lives become casualty.’ – Bhumi Pednekar

”Hate Story 4′ is a revenge drama. My character Tasha is the real hero of the film. If you look at the poster, you will know.’ – Urvashi Rautela

‘I was a socially awkward 8-year-old kid who fell in love with wrestling when he felt like the whole world was against him. That’s the key word: love. I don’t do this for revenge; I do this because I love it. That’s Johnny Wrestling.’ – Johnny Gargano

‘I think revenge is an extremely potent and powerful weapon, and hatred is more powerful sometimes than love.’ – Vivek Oberoi

‘I’m not a guy who believes in revenge.’ – Frank Rijkaard

‘Personally, I can’t take the blame for what politicians did in 1982. I can’t take on some kind of revenge or change history. I want to beat England because I want to win every game I play, but not because we went to war in 1982 or because we played against each other in 1998.’ – Gabriel Batistuta

‘There’s always a feeling of revenge any time you lose against any team.’ – Aymeric Laporte

‘I don’t like the word ‘revenge’ so much in football.’ – Jupp Heynckes

‘I was telling my manager that I wanted to quit the industry because the synopsis I was receiving from filmmakers all felt like a lie. Yes, they were heroine-centric… but the concepts were simple. Like a rape victim, her struggling against the odds and gaining revenge, or a wife who supports her husband endlessly, or a sacrificial mother.’ – Amala Paul

‘Brexit and Trump are a generational revenge. This may partly be against millennial certainty and superiority, and, indeed, ageism; and it may be a natural part of population dynamics – not only are more people getting far older than ever before, but they are older for longer than they are young.’ – Michael Wolff

‘The way I work is I’ll basically become kind of fixated on a very stripped-down genre, like revenge or something like that, and just start layering on top of that and entering in thoughts and ideas, and then the story just kind of builds up that way.’ – Panos Cosmatos

‘I would not have been interested in doing just a revenge film simply because I have seen so many revenge films right from Clint Eastwood films to Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Sholay’ and ‘Ghayal’ and various variants of them.’ – Sriram Raghavan

‘Every time I hear a revenge story, I run the opposite direction. I just don’t think such stories have any novelty value.’ – Suniel Shetty

‘Blissfully, I don’t have the revenge gene.’ – Leo Sayer

‘Jason Voorhees was a kid who was picked on at summer camp, and Michael Myers was someone vilified by his own family. I think that’s why gay people like horror movies, because it’s seeking revenge on the privileged.’ – Sharon Needles

‘Money, ego, revenge and the seduction of being a media darling is pretty powerful stuff, and, John Bolton is proving he’s not immune.’ – Trish Regan

‘I think ‘The Musketeers’ is probably the Dumas novel people are most familiar with, or if not that, it’s ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’. I’ve always been a big fan of Dumas because, on the one hand, he writes a lot about revenge, but he also writes about the cost of it to the revenger – I’d always had an interest in that.’ – Tom Burke

‘I myself have always had that secret desire to become something completely different and enact revenge on certain things. So I do that through my movies. My desires become reality in the movie because it can’t become real in real life.’ – Takashi Miike

‘If you lose a fight with someone, you don’t get revenge from fighting someone else.’ – Amari Cooper

‘There is no such thing as revenge in football, or in life for that matter, just new opportunities.’ – Diego Simeone

‘I don’t think I’ve ever sought revenge, actually.’ – Wunmi Mosaku

‘I don’t think revenge is necessarily a good emotion to explore, personally.’ – Wunmi Mosaku

‘In one game I’d have defenders completely wiping me out, but three days later I’d have my chance to get revenge. What had happened a few days earlier would never affect my confidence.’ – Mario Kempes

‘Revenge – I don’t think in these words.’ – Jan Vertonghen

‘Revenge isn’t a show of strength; it weakens you.’ – Rituparna Sengupta

‘I don’t think revenge is enough to fuel the fire it takes to go to an Olympic Games and be successful.’ – Scott Moir

‘In our system, criminal justice isn’t the quest for revenge. It’s the quest for truth, evidence and facts, and the use of that truth as we fairly apply our laws.’ – Daniel Cameron

‘Taxi Driver’ is about taking revenge for the people who were hurt.’ – Lee Je-hoon

‘To be honest, it’s true that revenge breeds more revenge, so the Rainbow Taxi crew had to think hard about what to do and how to resolve it.’ – Lee Je-hoon

‘I have never lied on anyone to disrepute or sully their reputation for the sake of revenge.’ – Kenya Moore

‘Galadriel is driven by a sense of justice, if not a sense of revenge.’ – Bear McCreary