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jealousy Quotes

44 of the best book quotes about jealousy
  1. #1
    “Why, that’s my bawcock. What, hast
    smutch’d thy nose?
    They say it is a copy out of mine. Come, captain,
    We must be neat; not neat, but cleanly, captain:
    And yet the steer, the heifer and the calf
    Are all call’d neat.--Still virginalling
    Upon his palm!--How now, you wanton calf!
    Art thou my calf?”
  2. #2
    “Too hot, too hot!
    To mingle friendship far is mingling bloods.
    I have tremor cordis on me: my heart dances;
    But not for joy; not joy. [...]
    But to be paddling palms and pinching fingers,
    As now they are, and making practised smiles,[...]
    My bosom likes not, nor my brows! Mamillius,
    Art thou my boy?”
  3. #3
    “HERMIONE
    If you would seek us,
    We are yours i’ the garden: shall’s attend you there?
    LEONTES
    To your own bents dispose you: you’ll be found,
    Be you beneath the sky.
    Aside
    I am angling now,
    Though you perceive me not how I give line.
    Go to, go to!
    How she holds up the neb, the bill to him!
    And arms her with the boldness of a wife
    To her allowing husband! ”
  4. #4
    “Misfortune is a fact of nature acceptable to women, especially when it falls on other women.”
  5. #5
    “Good my lord, be cured
    Of this diseased opinion, and betimes;
    For ‘tis most dangerous.”
  6. #6
    “Thou want’st a rough pash and the shoots that I have,
    To be full like me: yet they say we are
    Almost as like as eggs; women say so,
    That will say anything but were they false
    As o’er-dyed blacks, as wind, as waters, false
    As dice are to be wish’d by one that fixes
    No bourn ‘twixt his and mine, yet were it true
    To say this boy were like me. Come, sir page,
    Look on me with your welkin eye: sweet villain!”
  7. #7
    “Envy is ignorance,
    Imitation is Suicide.”
  8. #8
    “Because the lower performers are not willing to step up and take responsibility to increase their production, they can only seek to tear down those who are performing at higher levels.”
  9. #9
    “The jealousy… it has to be eating at you. You can’t be as sure of yourself as you seem. Unless you have no emotions at all.”
  10. #10
    “He whom the flame of jealousy encompasseth, turneth at last, like the scorpion, the poisoned sting against himself.”
  11. #11
    “O, then my best blood turn To an infected jelly and my name Be yoked with his that did betray the Best! Turn then my freshest reputation to A savour that may strike the dullest nostril Where I arrive, and my approach be shunn’d, Nay, hated too, worse than the great’st infection That e’er was heard or read!”
  1. #12
    “My wife’s a hobby-horse, deserves a name
    As rank as any flax-wench that puts to
    Before her troth-plight: say’t and justify’t.”
  2. #13
    “I was beginning to see that Phineas could get away with anything. I couldn’t help envying him that a little, which was perfectly normal. There was no harm in envying even your best friend a little.”
  3. #14
    “There’s one factor she forgot to figure into her anxiety equation, and that’s jealousy.”
  4. #15
    “You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.”
  5. #16
    “I find that the moment I let a woman make friends with me, she becomes jealous, exacting, suspicious, and a damned nuisance. I find that the moment I let myself make friends with a woman, I become selfish and tyrannical. Women upset everything.”
  6. #17
    “What we did see was that jealousy is fear: it can corrode even if quite baseless. There was only one answer: total trust. And, we said, if that trust were ever violated, even the least bit, then a quick end; for trust can never be restored.”
  7. #18
    “He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it — namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.”
  8. #19
    “Rahel put on her sunglasses and looked back into the Play. Everything was Angry-colored. Sophie Mol, standing between Margaret Kochamma and Chacko, looked as though she ought to be slapped.”
  9. #20
    “I want to say yes, but I don’t want to be with a boy whose heart belongs to somebody else. Just once, I want to be some one else’s first choice.”
  10. #21
    “So why do women keep falling victim to the trap of jealousy, comparison, negativity and cattiness?”
  11. #22
    “It was true, though. Janelle was the only girl to have two dates with Maxon besides me. Not that I was counting.”

Books by William Shakespeare

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  1. #23
    “And when a man seriously reflects on the idolatrous homage which is paid to the persons of kings, he need not wonder that the Almighty, ever jealous of his honor, should disapprove of a form of government which so impiously invades the prerogative of heaven.”
  2. #24
    “I don’t like this kind of talk. It is like women talking.”
  3. #25
    “Hillari Kimble walked up to Stargirl and said, ‘You ruin everything.’ And she slapped her. The crowd grew instantly still. The two girls stood facing each other for a long minute. Those nearby saw in Hillari’s shoulders and eyes a flinching: she was waiting to be struck in reply. And in fact, when Stargirl finally moved, Hillari winced and shut her eyes. But it was lips that touched her, not the palm of a hand. Stargirl kissed her gently on the cheek. She was gone by the time Hillari opened her eyes.”
  4. #26
    “Rachel couldn’t hide her look of surprise. Why had Nick never once mentioned this friend of his, this beautiful girl who inexplicably kept calling him Nico? Rachel gave Nick a measured look, but he simply smiled back, oblivious to the nagging thoughts filling her mind.”
  5. #27
    “I don’t know a ton about dating or guys, but I do know that jealous insecurity is a real turnoff.”
  6. #28
    “It’s not the husbands you have to watch out for, said Aunt Lydia, it’s the Wives. You should always try to imagine what they must be feeling. Of course they will resent you. It is only natural. Try to feel for them.”
  7. #29
    “It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.”
  8. #30
    No man is offended by another man’s admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.
  9. #31
    “Love, jealousy, hatred, burst out around us in harrowing cries.”
  10. #32
    One drop of wine is enough to redden a whole glass of water.
  11. #33
    “Even God can have a preference, can he? Let’s suppose God liked lamb better than vegetables. I think I do myself. Cain brought him a bunch of carrots maybe. And God said, ‘I don’t like this. Try again. Bring me something I like and I’ll set you up alongside your brother.’ But Cain got mad. His feelings were hurt. And when a man’s feelings are hurt he wants to strike at something, and Abel was in the way of his anger.”
  1. #34
    “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy:
    It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
    The meat it feeds on.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Othello
    characters
    IagoOthello
    concept
    jealousy
  2. #35
    “Us colored folks is too envious of one ‘nother. Dat’s how come us don’t git o further than us do. Us talks about de white man keepin’ us down! Shucks! He don’t have tuh. Us keeps our own selves down.”
  3. #36
    “The thoughtless, the ignorant, and indolent, seeing only the apparent effects of things and not the things themselves, talk of law, of fortune, and chance. Seeing a man grow rich, they say, “How lucky he is!” Observing another become intellectual they exclaim, “How highly favored he is!” And noting the saintly character and wide influence of another, they remark, “How chance aids him at every turn!” They don’t see the trials and failures and the struggles which these men have voluntarily encountered in order to gain their experience; have no knowledge of the sacrifices they have made, of the undaunted efforts they have put forth, of the faith they have exercised, that they might overcome the apparently insurmountable, and realize the vision of their heart. They do not know the darkness and the heart aches; they only see the light and the Joy, and they call it “luck”; do not see the longing arduous journey, but only behold the pleasant goal, and call it “good fortune”; do not understand the process, but only perceive the result, and call it “chance”.”
  4. #37
    “Seeing the woman as she was made them remember the envy they had stored up from other times. So they chewed up the back parts of their minds and swallowed with relish. They made burning statements with questions, and killing tools out of laughs. It was mass cruelty. A mood come alive. Words walking without masters; walking altogether like harmony in a song.”
  5. #38
    When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity.
  6. #39
    “Lydia’s tone had suddenly calmed down. I felt better. Her violence frightened me. She always claimed that I was the jealous one, and I was often jealous, but when I saw things working against me I simply became disgusted and withdrew. Lydia was different. She reacted. She was the Head Cheerleader at the Game of Violence.”
  7. #40
    “It is enough that Fortune found him flush
    Of Youth, and Vigour, Beauty, and those things
    Which for an instant clip Enjoyment’s wings.”
  8. #41
    ″... the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. ”
  9. #42
    “The ego is a jealous god, and it wants its interests served. It does not want to admit the reality of any dimensions except those within which it feels comfortable and can understand. It was meant to be an aid but it has been allowed to become a tyrant.”
  10. #43
    “Exercise II.
    Write a diary, imagining that you are trying to make an old person jealous. I have written an example to get you started:
    Dear Diary,
    I spent the morning admiring my skin elasticity.
    God alive, I feel supple.”
  11. #44
    “My father held Christopher’s little fingers protectively, proudly.
    As one of those memories that you capture and that remains unchanged through the years, the image of the two of them walking along in that night produced a surprising reaction in me that would come back every time I recalled it. What first flashed in my brain and my heart was--How come that couldn’t have been me? How come I never got a chance to do that?
    As time went on, I recognized that it wasn’t anger of course. But I was jealous of my little boy, ridiculous as that was. Below that layer, in the core of my being, was simple hurt.”

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