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Top 100 Quotes About Detest

#1. I detest the word plot. I never, never think of plot. I think only and solely of character. Give me the characters; I'll tell you a story-maybe a thousand stories. The interaction between and among human beings is the only story worth telling. - Author: Stirling Silliphant
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#2. I loathe and detest all this trivialisation of politics. - Author: Ken Livingstone
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#3. Sunnybrook Farm is now a parking lot; the petticoats are in the garbage can, where they belong in the modern world; and I detest censorship. - Author: Shirley Temple
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#4. You will hate me.
You will detest the choices that I have made.
You won't understand me at all. - Author: A Meredith Walters
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#5. You can't be selective about freedom of speech. If you say you believe in freedom of speech you have to acknowledge the people whose views you disagree with, people whose views you may detest, nevertheless have the right to freedom of speech. - Author: George Brandis
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#6. I have the hatred of apartheid in my bones; and most of all I detest the segregation or separation of Language and Literature. I do not care which of them you think White. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#7. Asking, "If there is no God, what is the purpose of life?" is like asking, "If there is no master, whose slave will I be?" If your purpose of life is to submit as a slave, then your meaning comes from flattering the ego of a person whom who should detest. - Author: Dan Barker
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#8. I detest ... anything over-cooked, over-herbed, over-sauced, over elaborate. Nothing can go very far wrong at table as long as there is honest bread, butter, olive oil, a generous spirit, lively appetites and attention to what we are eating. - Author: Sybille Bedford
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#9. More often than not, the things we detest and judge in others are a reflection of the things we cannot accept about ourselves. - Author: Iyanla Vanzant
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#10. We are always works in progress. You will hurt people you love, and help people you detest. This is called being a human and it happens to everyone. - Author: Adam Savage
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#11. You know I hate, detest, and can't bear a lie, not because I am straighter than the rest of us, but simply because it appals me. There is a taint of death, a flavour of mortality in lies - which is exactly what I hate and detest in the world - what I want to forget. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#12. A man who doesn't detest a bad government is a fool. And if there were such a thing as a good government in earth, it would be a great joy to serve it. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#13. I detest this contemporary trend to destroy the traditional hierarchy of genres. - Author: Italo Calvino
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#14. We admire people who work hard, who are objective and thorough. We detest office politicians, toadies, bullies, and pompous asses. We abhor ruthlessness. The way up our ladder is open to everybody. In promoting people to top jobs, we are influenced as much by their character as anything else. - Author: David Ogilvy
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#15. He [James Cain] is every kind of writer I detest ... a Proust in greasy overalls, a dirty little boy with a piece of chalk and a board fence and nobody looking. - Author: Raymond Chandler
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#16. He [George Washington Cable] has taught me to abhor and detest the Sabbath day and hunt up new and troublesome ways to dishonor it. - Author: Mark Twain
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#17. I detest so much ... those persons, who insist upon telling you everything - who labor every point, as the lawyers say, as if they thought all excellence consisted in length ... - Author: Mary Russell Mitford
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#18. Have I ever said how much I detest the sound of screaming humanity? - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#19. I detest acting because it is sheer drudgery. - Author: Tallulah Bankhead
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#20. God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil, for which we are not responsible, and we must endure it, till we can get rid of it without destroying the last hope of free government in the world. - Author: Millard Fillmore
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#21. People who detest their sanity love to tell you they are insane, authors included...and all for a few bucks. Their charlatan madness is masturbation. - Author: W.T. Shad
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#22. I detest jokes - when somebody tells me one, I feel my IQ dropping; the brain cells start to disappear. But something is funny when the person delivering the line doesn't know it's funny or doesn't treat it as a joke. Maybe it comes from a place of truth, or it's a sort of rage against society. - Author: Johnny Depp
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#23. Actually, I don't even like parties. I would much prefer a room with four friends who sit around and have dinner. I detest nightclubs. And I don't like places where the noise is so loud you can't talk to people. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#24. Man who has lived through so many storms will either worship the tranquillity or will detest it! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#25. For example, one way of giving yourself a strong incentive to reach your goal is to commit to pay money to someone if you fail. Better yet, you can specify that you will have to pay a certain sum to a cause that you detest. - Author: Peter Singer
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#26. Gracious," said Cecily. "You must be Mr. Sallows."
"Nephilim," observed the shop owner gloomily. "I detest Nephilim."
"Hmph," said Cecily. "Charmed, I'm sure. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#27. Sometimes people go through a lifetime of pain by holding a secret that could have changed everything. It is an intoxicating addiction, an act of dominance to know that you hold something in your grip that could have changed the life of a person you detest. - Author: Amit Sharma
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#28. I detest common heroes and moderate feelings, the sort that exist in real life - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#29. I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so. - Author: Stephen Leacock
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#30. I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race. - Author: Ezra Cornell
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#31. But, actually, it is only Americans who say that our freedoms and prosperity are the reason foreigners hate us. If you ask the foreigners, they make it clear that it's America's bullying foreign policy they detest. - Author: Harry Browne
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#32. Maybe I should give up and go back the way I came. But I stay. I detest fear. I hate being scared. There is only one path to fearlessness. It's the one that leads into the mysterious center of the terror. - Author: Peter Hoeg
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#33. I love you, William. I know I cannot ask you to be something you detest, no matter how much I want to be with you. But I love you. - Author: Eli Easton
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#34. So much easier to give. I detest asking. - Author: Kiana Davenport
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#35. I think logicians hate my work, they detest it! And I'm like pornography, I'm sort of an unmentionable subject in the world of logic, because my results are so disgusting! - Author: Gregory Chaitin
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#36. I really detest movies like 'Indecent Proposal' and 'Pretty Woman' because they send a message to women that sleeping with a rich man is the ultimate goal and really that's such a small part of it. - Author: Laura Kightlinger
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#37. I think too often we forget that girls can like sport; we are not biologically programmed to detest it, we are - in the main - conditioned against it. But shouldn't we try to change that? - Author: Anna Kessel
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#38. For though a man should be a complete unbeliever in the being of gods; if he also has a native uprightness of temper, such persons will detest evil in men; their repugnance to wrong disinclines them to commit wrongful acts; they shun the unrighteous and are drawn to the upright. - Author: Plato
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#39. I detest that woman [Rachel Lynde] more than anybody I know. She can put a whole sermon, text, comment, and application, into six words, and throw it at you like a brick. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#40. Then I shall be devastated. My heart will be crushed as thoroughly as dust beneath your feet". "Oh, we can't have that". Her eyes widened in an innocent manner he didn't believe for a moment. "I quite detest dust". - Author: Victoria Alexander
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#41. I detest symbolic protest, as it is an outcry of weak, middle-of-the-road, liberal eunuchs. If an individual feels strongly enough about something to do something about it, then he shouldn't prostitute himself by doing something symbolic. He should get out and do something real. - Author: William Powell
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#42. I detest professional anythings but particularly professional writers. Most of them today are just garbage collectors. - Author: Cleveland Amory
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#43. In order to destroy this system which we so much detest we are creating conditions over here which run contrary to our dearest p-principles. - Author: Winston Graham
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#44. For the mindful god does detest untimely growth. - Author: Friedrich Holderlin
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#45. Mama says that satisfaction isn't what I should search for. Respect is. Respect?
I detest that word. Probably because in this world you have to respect the wrong people for the wrong reasons. - Author: Melina Marchetta
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#46. I do not condemn any personal choices for intimate relationships. Love is love. I detest only the violence and trauma that any self-centered conduct can cause to others. - Author: Akiane Kramarik
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#47. How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence? - Author: Alexander Pope
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#48. Of course, I also hear from critics who detest what I do, and while sometimes I feel rather proud of having made various the loathsome people or groups angry, at other times I wonder why I put up with such grief. - Author: Orson Scott Card
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#49. Solitude, which I both crave and detest. - Author: Jessica Park
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#50. Do not detest the misfortunes that befall you, for what you detest may be the cause of your salvation and what you like may be the cause of your ruin. - Author: Al-Hasan Al-Basri
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#51. Bigotry is probably the thing I detest most. - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#52. I only really like to watch things like 'Time Team.' I'd rather be out walking the dog. It's all reality TV, which, as an actor, I detest. - Author: Kevin Whately
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#53. It is always good to strive to be like people whom you respect. Conversely, I also feel that there are not many things more depressing than finding out that you have things in common with people you detest. - Author: Sean Patrick Flanery
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#54. I detest heavy perfume and shrill voices. - Author: Renee Vivien
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#55. Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annhilation of one of us. - Author: Mary Shelley
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#56. All transitory titles I detest; a virtuous life I mean to boast alone. Our birth's our sires'; our virtues be our own. - Author: Michael Drayton
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#57. I detest bullies for their cowardice, and despise them for their cruelty. I never knew a tough man who preyed on the weak. Tough men hate bullies almost as much as bullies hate tough men. - Author: Gregory David Roberts
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#58. I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write. - Author: Voltaire
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#59. One thing I detest most about the financial press is the lack of accountability. All sorts of nonsense is said without penalty. - Author: Barry Ritholtz
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#60. I am reconciled to my death, but I detest the mode. - Author: John Andre
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#61. I think that's an incredible thing that we can do as actors - to feel empathy toward someone that you may otherwise detest, you know? - Author: Jennifer Jason Leigh
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#62. I detest audiences - not in their individual components, but en masse I detest audiences. I think they're a force of evil. It seems to me rule of mob law. - Author: Glenn Gould
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#63. I do detest the human race as a whole, but some groups are more deserving than others, - Author: James D. Sass
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#64. The American people, I am convinced, really detest free speech. At the slightest alarm they are ready and eager to put it down. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#65. Every student of physics knows the axiom 'nature abhors a vacuum.' A little known corollary is that 'rowing coaches detest sending their crews in early.' Coaches will always find something to fill the end-of-practice vacuum. - Author: Brad Alan Lewis
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#66. In the tranquillity of a garden, we detest the war and love the peace much more than any other places! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#67. Most bad," the host concluded. "If you ask me, something sinister lurks in men who avoid wine, games, the company of lovely women, and dinnertime conversation. Such people are either gravely ill or secretly detest everyone around them. - Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
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#68. One may detest the wickedness of a brother without hating him. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#69. The truth is, however, that when two individuals detest each other, while being unable to get along without each other, it is not of all human relations the truest and most moving, but rather the most pitiable. - Author: Simone De Beauvoir
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#70. Trolls simply detest the very sight of dwarves (uncooked). - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#71. The more you oppress
the more they distress
and the more they protest
the more you detest. - Author: Aram Seriteratai
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#72. I hate and detest Sicily in so far as I love it, and in so far as it does not respond to the kind of love I would like to have for it. - Author: Leonardo Sciascia
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#73. I detest 'Jingle Bells,' 'White Christmas,' 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,' and the obscene spending bonanza that nowadays seems to occupy not just December, but November and much of October, too. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#74. If there is anybody I detest, it is weak-minded sentimentalists-all those melancholy people who, out of an excess of sympathy for others, miss the thrill of their own essence and drift through life without identity, like a human fog, feeling sorry for everyone. - Author: John Cheever
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#75. I would never condone the burning of a Dan Brown novel, much though I loathe and detest his work. Well, I say work, you know, words, randomly arranged to form millions of dollars ... I'm not bitter at all ... - Author: Bill Bailey
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#76. I detest flying anywhere. Left to my own devices, I'd never leave my keyboard. - Author: Kage Baker
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#77. I tell lies sometimes. The last time I lied was a year ago. I absolutely detest lying. You could say that lying and silence are the two greatest sins of present day society. Actually, I lie a lot, and I'm always clamming up. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#78. I do love her, and that's odd because she is everything I detest in anyone else. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#79. I detest jargon of every kind, and sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in but what was worn and hackneyed out of all sense and meaning. ~ Marianne Dashwood - Author: Jane Austen
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#80. Just because you disagreed with the Poll Tax and detested Margaret Thatcher - "
"Detest is a little inappropriate," Parlabane said. "Maybe closer to say I spent the entire Eighties wishing I was pissing on her rotting corpse. - Author: Christopher Brookmyre
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#81. I'm not wholesome at all. I detest homey things like cooking and bed-making and Peter Pan collars. I like to wear slacks and play golf. - Author: Joan Caulfield
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#82. I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest, to make money they don't want, to buy things they don't need, to impress people they don't like. - Emile - Author: Erin Loechner
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#83. God wanted Israel, as He wants Christians, to learn to utterly abhor and detest anything that had the potential of coming between them and their God. The believer's enemies are typically internal rather than external, and they pose a powerful threat to spiritual health and progress. - Author: Max Anders
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#84. There is nothing I detest so much as the contortions of these great time-and-lip servers, these affable dispensers of meaningless embraces, these obliging utterers of empty words, who view every one in civilities - Author: Moliere
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#85. This letter has gotten foolish, and I think you know how I detest looking like a fool. But still I do. For you. - Author: Kiera Cass
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#86. I like commas. I detest semi-colons - I don't think they belong in a story. And I gave up quotation marks long ago. I found I didn't need them, they were fly-specks on the page. - Author: E.L. Doctorow
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#87. Love the offender, yet detest the offense. - Author: Alexander Pope
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#88. I write - poignantly, in the most heartfelt way - about how I miss her and how I detest my life in this school and she responds with detailed plans for her future life as an archaeologist or philosopher or - new, this - a veterinary surgeon. - Author: William Boyd
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#89. Even if I live not in a big city, even if I detest to go to parties, I love street fairs and long conversations with people in the countryside. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#90. I detest mediocrity. - Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
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#91. I detest the masculine point of view. I am bored by his heroism, virtue, and honour. I think the best these men can do is not talk about themselves anymore. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#92. I am beginning to loathe & detest all that Hollywood represents. - Author: Charles R. Jackson
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#93. Every human is a school subject. This is rather a metaphorical way of saying it, to put it straight, those you love are few, and the ones you detest are many. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#94. I detest limitations of any kind, and intend to establish my ass some place where I am a virgin on the police blotter. - Author: William S. Burroughs
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#95. I got letters saying, I detest everything about you, and I got letters saying, You have written my bible. Imagine if I'd tried to create a definition of myself based on any of these reactions. I didn't try. And - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#96. I crave intimacy to the same burning degree that I detest commitment. - Author: Amanda Palmer
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#97. There are days when I rather detest living in the year 1867. Everything moves so quickly. Change is happening at such a pace. I preferred the way of life thirty years ago when I was a boy. - Author: John Boyne
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#98. Would you like to hear a nice definition of jealousy? It's the feeling that you get when someone you absolutely detest is having a wonderful time without you. - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#99. Hate is by far the greatest pleasure; men love in haste, but detest in leisure. - Author: George Gordon Byron
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#100. I do detest everything which is not perfectly mutual. - Author: Lord Byron
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