Betrayal…in quotes

“What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard who has ever existed?” said Black, with a terrible fury in his face. “Only innocent lives, Peter!”
“You don’t understand!” whined Pettigrew. “He would have killed me, Sirius!”
“THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED!” roared Black. “DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Betrayal is never easy to handle and there is no right way to accept it.”
Christine Feehan, Dark Demon

“Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Film seems to be a medium designed for betrayal and violence.
Nick Cave

You want to believe that there’s one relationship in life that’s beyond betrayal. A relationship that’s beyond that kind of hurt. And there isn’t.
Caleb Carr

I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit.
Lucien Bouchard

“Et tu, Brute?”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“Trust, once lost, could not be easily found. Not in a year, perhaps not even in a lifetime.”
J.E.B. Spredemann, An Unforgivable Secret

“The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend.”
Heather Brewer, Ninth Grade Slays

“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

“It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”
David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
William Blake

“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

“Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Invincible

“It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it….”
Nicole Richie

“Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.”
Mineko Iwasaki

“I could never hurt him enough to make his betrayal stop hurting. And it hurts, in every part of my body.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

For me, I always wonder what’s worse: an emotional betrayal or a physical betrayal? That’s a really tough call.
Hilarie Burton

“If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once.
By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
William Shakespeare

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

” Betrayal is the perfect storm of humanity’s worst qualities,
of cowardice, disloyalty, dishonesty, abuse, hatred, envy,
and marks the betrayer for ever. His honor, his honesty will not grow back.
The same cowardice, avarice, dishonesty that was the fruit of his diseased
tree, will produce the same fruit in the future.” ~by Anon99

 

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