Quotations About / On:
Hated everywhere, they hate all men.
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Haman, in Esther, act 2, sc. 1 (1689).
Haman is speaking of the Jews.)
And that is where I find myself now, in the middlehating the idea of abortions, hating the idea of having them outlawed.
(Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 210, Fawcett Columbine (1988).)
MisogynistA man who hates women as much as women hate one another.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 620, Knopf (1949).)
I do hate a proud man as I hate the engendering of toads.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Ajax, in Troilus and Cressida, act 2, sc. 3, l. 158-9.
Nestor wisely comments, "And yet he loves himself.")
Go, I hate you not.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Chimène, in The Cid, act 3, sc. 4 (1637).
Chimène declares she still loves Rodrigue, who has killed her father. One of the most famous expressions in Corneille (Va, je ne te hais point), the most cited French example of classical understatement, or litotes (expressing the affirmative by negating its opposite).)
Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.
(Peter De Vries (b. 1910), U.S. author. the narrator, Joe Sandwich, in The Vale of Laughter, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1967).)
Doubt, but still hate!
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Pulchérie, in Héraclius, act 5, sc. 2 (1647).
Pulchérie, to the hero, in doubt whether to kill a tyrant who might be his father.)
You made me hate myself.
(Gilbert Ralston, U.S. screenwriter, and Daniel Mann. Willard (Bruce Davison), Willard, to his cruel employer, just before attacking him with rats (1971).)
Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
I hate everything which is not in myself.
(Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Sgt. Sam Croft, in The Naked and the Dead, pt. 1, ch. 5, Rinehart (1948).)