"Knowledge subverts love: in proportion as we penetrate our secrets, we come to loathe our kind, precisely because they resemble us."
— Emil Cioran
"The people who have shown the best understanding of Fascism are either those who have suffered under it or those who have a Fascist streak in themselves."
As it is our common destiny to become that which we most loathe, so I have become that most wretched and predictable thing, a professional writer.
— John Hodgman, The Areas of My Expertise
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
"Kon mangel te kerel tumendar roburen chi shocha phenela tumen o chachimos pa tumare perintonde — He who wants to enslave you will never tell you the truth about your forefathers."
"Now you've become the very thing you swore to destroy."
He knew that, at heart, he was a rapist. And that meant he hated rapists more than any "normal" human being.
Misandry is everywhere and is in everything. All women are evil oppressors, even those in your very family. Ironically this resulted in them becoming an exact mirror of the very feminists they despise.
—Encyclopedia Dramatica on Men's Rights Activist
At this point, can we just assume if you’re a “Family Values” male Republican you’re either having an affair or are gay?
Lady Lianne: You used to be a good man, you would have followed your father's footsteps: you would have been a great ruler of this city. The only thing that ever brought you down was the prejudice of others. All the petty words and insults the nobles ever threw at you... they called you a monster, though you hated it, you sought to prove them wrong. Even then you rose above that to be more. Shen, why do you squander this? You could have had the world at your feet!
Lord Shen: *chuckles cruelly* And so I shall...
Lady Lianne: Then I was wrong. You have truly become the monster you always hated!