Betrayal Quotes

Shattered legs may heal in time, but some betrayals fester and poison the soul.

George R.R. Martin

I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a 'mistake' is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown.

Hugh Prather

It is most true, stylus virum arguit, - our style betrays us.

Robert Burton

Betrayal is about learning not to idealize external sources.

Linda Talley

Love is whatever you can still betray ... Betrayal can only happen if you love.

John LeCarre

Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side.

Barbara Kingsolver

Betrayal can only happen if you love.

John Le Carre

Anyone who hasn’t experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.

Jeab Genet

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defence against betrayal.

Tennessee Wellians

Betrayal does that -- betrays the betrayer.

Erica Jong

Each betrayal begins with trust.


When a woman wants to betray her husband, her actions are almost invariably studied but they are never reasoned.

Honore de Balzac

All a man can betray is his conscience.

Joseph Conrad

To betray you must first belong

Harold Philby

Then you should have died! Died, rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you!

Joanne Kathleen Rowling

For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.

Suzanne Collins

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake

It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it....

Nicole Richie

To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.

Malcolm X

Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue. Words you can’t have back, so they linger.

Coco J. Ginger

He felt at once betrayed and betrayer, deceived and deceiver. He was a criminal forced into crime, an unwilling whore.

Peter Benchley

There's a sort of rage a man feels when he's been deceived where he most trusted. It compares to no other anger.

Orson Scott Card

A dagger has only a single point, but a traitor cuts from anywhere.

Orson Scott Card

I'd rather betray others, than have others betray me.

Co Cāo

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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