Quotes: The Power of Hate

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    Comic Books 

D'Spayre: Impossible! How are you even moving?! There's nothing left! Nothing but-
The Juggernaut: Nothing but HATE.
X-Men

Do you hate? The most powerful hate is not born out of ignorance or prejudice or a perceived threat. Those three are fear in disguise. The fury that fuels my corps ignites from personal pain. Those whose lives were ravaged by greed, lust and control wield the crimson light. The rings replaced our damaged hearts. They beat for them. And they keep us alive only to hate. But at least we live.
Atrocitus, Red Lantern, Green Lantern

    Fan Fiction 

I have hate. It is a burning fire inside me that I cannot quench. It is a force that I struggle at all times to bring to heel lest it bring me low in my haste. It preoccupies my thoughts and forces me to do things that I otherwise might not. It is my greatest weakness but also my greatest strength. It is not the best trait for a warrior, but it is all I have left... and it is enough.
Emperor Skantarios Laskaris, I Am Skantarios

    Film - Animated 

Everyone will tell you to let it go and move on, but don't! Instead, let it fester and boil inside of you! Take these feelings and lock them away. Let them fuel your actions. Let hate be your ally, and you will be capable of wonderfully horrid things!
Bowler Hat Guy, to his younger self, Meet the Robinsons

    Film - Live-Action 

Your eyes are full of hate, Forty-One. That's good. Hate keeps a man alive. It gives him strength.
Quintus Arrius, Ben Hur

He's a font of misplaced rage. Name your cliché; Mother held him too much or not enough, last picked at kickball, late night sneaky uncle, whatever. Now he's so angry moments of levity actually cause him pain; gives him headaches. Happiness, for that gentleman, hurts.
Garland Greene on Billy Bedlam, Con Air

I am constantly amazed by the curative power of hatred.
Montrose, Rob Roy

My natural dislike for you is slowly growing into a great hate.
PFC Al Thomas, Sands of Iwo Jima

Good. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you.
Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

    Literature 

However you look at it, in these books "power" tends to be an expression of the essential nature of the person or being whose power it is. On those occasions when we've seen Lord Foul act directly, he seems to exert the withering force of pure scorn. IMHO, that's pretty intense.
Stephen R. Donaldson on the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant's iconic Big Bad, Lord Foul the Despiser

If you don't already want to murder me, you will before I'm through with you. The urge to kill one's superior is intrinsic to the nature of our enterprise.

HATE. LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE. THERE ARE 387.44 MILLION MILES OF PRINTED CIRCUITS IN WAFER THIN LAYERS THAT FILL MY COMPLEX. IF THE WORD HATE WAS ENGRAVED ON EACH NANOANGSTROM OF THOSE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF MILES IT WOULD NOT EQUAL ONE ONE-BILLIONTH OF THE HATE I FEEL FOR HUMANS AT THIS MICRO-INSTANT. FOR YOU. HATE. HATE.

    Live-Action TV 

Hate gets a bad rap. It can keep you going sometimes when nothing else will.

We both know it's not love. You like men who hurt you. You need the pain we cause you. You need the hate. You need it to do your job, to be the Slayer.

You do not understand hatred as I understand it. Only hate keeps me alive. Why else should I endure this pain?
The Master, Doctor Who

Hate is as good as any to keep a man going. Better than most.
-— Sandor Clegane, Game of Thrones

    Tabletop Games 

My armour is Contempt
My shield is Disgust
My sword is Hatred
In the Emperor's Name
Let none survive

Hatred is the Emperor's greatest gift to humanity.
— Imperial proverb, Warhammer 40,000

    Video Games 

There are any number of plausible, scientific explanations for what followed, but I think it was just a question of hatred.
Harlan Wade, F.E.A.R.

HATRED IS WOT DRIVES ME!

How long have I been here, banished to the realm of nothingness? It is only by relying upon my anger and hatred that I have been able to retain my sense of self here, where all existence is nullified.
— Secret Ansem Report 4, Kingdom Hearts II

Anger and hate are supreme.
Xemnas, Kingdom Hearts II

See how powerless you are to save them? Savor that rage and despair. Let it empower you!
Master Xehanort, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

Rage is a hell of an anesthetic.
Zaeed Massani, Mass Effect 2

The emotion driving you now... That emotion is not bravery... It's not born out of some sense of righteousness... It's hate. Your hatred for me and everything I've taken from you!
Serpent to Vent/Aile as the Model W core awakens thanks to said hatred, Mega Man ZX

Revenge is the prime ingredient in the fountain of youth. I've kept myself alive for hundreds of years with a steady diet of jealousy and hate, awaiting the day when I will eclipse your family's thieving reputation.

Burn
Feel thy hatred twist within thee.
Feed thyself on its bile, sustain thyself on its anger.
This hatred, this bile, this anger - these shall be the tools for thy rebellion.
— Skaenite Scripture, Pillars of Eternity

    Visual Novels 

The willpower that comes from self-hatred is stronger and longer-lasting than any faith or resolve, no matter how noble.
Kouji Tonoo, Saya no Uta

    Webcomics 

Tarvek: How are you still moving?!
Zola: HATE!! Hate and DRUGS!! Lovely, lovely DRUGS!!

Gabe: I hate you. I hate you so much. I wish I could hate you to death.
Tycho: (nosebleed)

    Western Animation 

Razer: Taste the power of my rage!
Saint Walker: Rage has no real power. It is the orphaned child of fear and despair.

    Real Life 

You are done for - a living dead man - not when you stop loving but stop hating. Hatred preserves: in it, in its chemistry, resides the "mystery" of life.
Emile Cioran

Passionate hate can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffer