Best Quotes About Betrayal

Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay… Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told. -Chaz Bono

He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore. -Sigmund Freud

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal. -Tennessee Williams

No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes. -Greil Marcus

Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests. -Louis Farrakhan

When you're out of sight for as long as I was, there's a funny feeling of betrayal that comes over people when they see you again. -Esther Williams

You see that's what I think is such a terrible, terrible betrayal, the trust that people have in government. -Ralph Steadman

Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person who knows something or has something that you can induce them secretly to give to you. That almost always involves a betrayal of trust. -Aldrich Ames

Let's say a Soviet exchange student back in the '70s would go back and tell the KGB about people and places and things that he'd seen and done and been involved with. This is not really espionage; there's no betrayal of trust. -Aldrich Ames

The betrayal of trust carries a heavy taboo. -Aldrich Ames

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes. -Tom Cochrane

When I was 15, I made a solo record. It made Artie very unhappy. He looked upon it as something of a betrayal. -Paul Simon

Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself. You always worry about charlatans. We found that specialists did not know as much as we thought. -Charles Bronson

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

The fear really hits you. That's what you feel first. And then it's the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself. -Charles Bronson

Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal? -Jean Renoir

Most of us regard good luck as our right, and bad luck as a betrayal of that right. -William Feather

There are only really a few stories to tell in the end, and betrayal and the failure of love is one of those good stories to tell. -Sean Lennon

Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all. -Jean Genet

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. -Anais Nin

Poor people and working people have not been the focus of the Obama administration. That for me is not just a disappointment but a kind of betrayal. -Cornel West

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

You can't build a plot out of jokes. You need tragic relief. And you need to let people know that when a lot of frightened people are running around with edged weaponry, there are deaths. Stupid deaths, usually. I'm not writing 'The A-Team' – if there's a fight going on, people will get hurt. Not letting this happen would be a betrayal. -Terry Pratchett

Muhammad is more human, more self-doubting, even self-tortured at times. His story is full of adventure, intrigue, betrayal. -Deepak Chopra

Universities are no longer educational in any sense of the word that Rousseau would have recognised. Instead, they have become unabashed instruments of capital. Confronted with this squalid betrayal, one imagines he would have felt sick and oppressed. -Terry Eagleton

People are always fascinated by infidelity because, in the end – whether we've had direct experience or not – there's part of you that knows there's absolutely no more piercing betrayal. People are undone by it. -Junot Diaz

Love is understood, in a historical way, as one of the great human vocations – but its counterspell has always been infidelity. This terrible, terrible betrayal that can tear apart not only another person, not only oneself, but whole families. -Junot Diaz

It's particularly hard to take being stabbed in the back close to home. There's always a feeling of betrayal when people of your own group oppose you. -Catharine MacKinnon

For me, fiscal realism is not a betrayal of Labour values; it is the foundation by which we win the trust of the public. -Douglas Alexander

'Anna Karenina' is just a story about a woman falling in love with a bloke who is not her husband. It's gossip, rubbish – on the other hand, it's the deepest story there could be about social transgression, about love, betrayal, duty, children. -Hanif Kureishi

I would not have stayed at a university if it told me upfront that a condition for me getting tenure. my views have to be filtered through Catholic values. I would consider it a betrayal of my parents' legacy. -Norman Finkelstein

For too long, musicians have been the greatest enemy of music. Their lack of desire to proselytize is a kind of betrayal. -Charles Hazlewood

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

The problem is that everywhere the gas drilling industry goes, a trail of water contamination, air pollution, health concerns and betrayal of basic American civic and community values follows. -Josh Fox

I would never let somebody say that they're me. That would be the ultimate betrayal of what I stand for. -Felicia Day

My mom and dad passed away from cancer. Within nine months, I lost both of my folks. Immediately after that, I had a horrible betrayal where my brother, who worked for me, stole a lot of my money. He's in jail now. -Dane Cook

There are two things in Indian history – one is the incredible optimism and potential of the place, and the other is the betrayal of that potential – for example, corruption. Those two strands intertwine through the whole of Indian history, and maybe not just Indian history. -Salman Rushdie

Tales of power and ambition and intrigue and betrayal and desire – when you're telling those in a big way, you automatically want to go to Shakespeare. -Beau Willimon

I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn't end, I'll go to a French movie. That's a betrayal of trust to me. A movie has to be complete within itself; it can't just build off the first one or play variations. -Joss Whedon

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

The male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. The female is skilled at betrayal and torture and damnation. -Charles Bukowski

While overeating would be seen by some as an indulgence of self, it is in fact a profound rejection of self. It is a moment of self-betrayal and self-punishment, and anything but a commitment to one's own well-being. -Marianne Williamson

We feel like 'Lost' deserved a real resolution, not a 'snow globe, waking up in bed, it's all been a dream, cut to black' kind of ending. We thought that would be kind of a betrayal to an audience that's been on this journey for six years. We thought that was not the right ending for our show. -Carlton Cuse

When marketers influence habits, they influence peoples' self-identity. And so when a group or company does something that doesn't correspond to our core values, it feels like a betrayal. -Charles Duhigg

We are all the heroes and heroines of our own lives. Our love stories are amazingly romantic; our losses and betrayals and disappointments are gigantic in our own minds. -Maeve Binchy

From Borges, those wonderful gaucho stories from which I learned that you can be specific as to a time and place and culture and still have the work resonate with the universal themes of love, honor, duty, betrayal, etc. From Amiri Baraka, I learned that all art is political, although I don't write political plays. -August Wilson

Children know when they are being sold a sanitised version of the world, and I think that's a betrayal of the relationship between author and reader. -Morris Gleitzman

In the kind of New England I'm from, you are expected to stay and marry somebody from New England – well, Maine, actually – so I think it was seen as a betrayal when I left for New York, which has been my refuge. -Elizabeth Strout

The three touchstones that woke Buddha up – sickness, old age, and death – are a pretty good place to start when crafting a tragic tale. And if we need to get more specific: heartbreak, destruction, miscomprehension, natural disasters, betrayal, and the waste of human potential. -Paul Di Filippo

'California Bones' is the first volume in my trilogy about Daniel Blackland, a wizard trying to survive in a world that eats wizards. It's a book about friends and family, trust and betrayal, the love of power and the power of love. -Greg van Eekhout

I find it difficult to believe that Redditors don't understand that anonymity online is merely a facade; indeed, it's probably one of the reasons that revealing the identity of pseudonymous Redditors is looked on as such a huge betrayal. -John Scalzi

Living in France while the Falklands War was going on, I felt a profound sense of shame and betrayal, just as I did by the war in Iraq. People have asked why I don't talk about that directly in my plays. Well, politics needs to be articulated in many different ways. -Simon McBurney

The House of Lords has many fine aspects, but at its heart, it is a betrayal of the core democratic principle that those in the enlightened world hold so dear – that those who make the laws of the land should be elected by those who must obey those laws. -Charles Kennedy

The history of Israel-Palestine conflict cannot be understood without its underlying emotional meanders. The emotional frameworks of the loss of Palestine for the Arab-Islamic world touched deep scars that go back to the Crusades, symbolizing a proof of Arab-Islamic decay, political impotence, and perceived (British/French) betrayal and antagonism. -Nayef Al-Rodhan

The Bible is very resonant. It has everything: creation, betrayal, lust, poetry, prophecy, sacrifice. All great things are in the Bible, and all great writers have drawn from it and more than people realise, whether Shakespeare, Herman Melville or Bob Dylan. -Patti Smith

If Marxist theory dictates that the personal is always political, the rebuttal of both 'The Americans' and 'House of Cards' is that the political is always personal: the sum total of our collective needs and desires, vows and betrayals. -Steve Erickson

Slavery was the betrayal of the American Promise at the moment that promise was made. -Steve Erickson

I had to take false steps and go through hard times to come out to where I am now. I can't imagine living without acting. It's not easy, and I don't disrespect anyone who steps out of it after a certain point. Having a family and a house is cool. It's not a betrayal. But if you're going to be an actor, it has to be more than a passing interest. -Marylouise Burke

Rather than writing about international events, I write about individual lives. There is elation and sadness, death and birth, love and jealousy, co-operation and betrayal. All the great emotional transactions that happen wherever people come together. -Tom Drury

'Under the Poppy' is the love story of Istvan and Rupert, lovers and friends from childhood, who've been parted by jealousy – and a secret betrayal by Istvan's sister, Decca, who also loves Rupert, with whom she runs the brothel called Under the Poppy, where the floozies cater to every taste from saucy to peculiar. -Kathe Koja

I was involved in Occupy Wall Street as a participant and poster artist. 'Shell Game' is an attempt to do something bigger, to use whatever artistic powers I have to explore the excitements and betrayals of that year. -Molly Crabapple

In 'Se7en' and 'Fight Club,' Fincher proved his suave mastery of film violence; in Zodiac, his way of clarifying the many clues in a murder thriller. As he showed in 'The Social Network,' the director also knows that no wound is more toxic than a friend's betrayal. -Richard Corliss

I could become very rich in Guatemala but by the low method of ratifying my title, opening a clinic, and specialising in allergies. To do that would be the most horrible betrayal of the two 'I's' struggling inside me: the socialist and the traveller. -Che Guevara

Standing athwart ineffective, feel-good legislation shouting, 'Stop!' is seen as a betrayal of those struggling to get their footing on the lowest rung of the economic ladder. Yet raising the minimum wage hacks the lowest rungs off the ladder altogether. But economic logic doesn't wash with liberals who are intent on inflaming class warfare. -Angela McGlowan

When one is the type of writer who cares about the meaning of the historically specific setting, the history itself is not something that I would call backdrop. It's not window dressing for a timeless relationship about love and betrayal. For me, the setting and the specific history are active co-agents with me in trying to form the novel. -Rachel Kushner

Familial betrayal is, to me, the most heartbreaking kind – because if you can't trust your family to love you and protect you, who can you really trust? -Alexandra Bracken

My plays are ultimately about love, honor, duty, betrayal. -August Wilson

'Game of Thrones,' people say that it's a fantasy series, but it's a hell of a lot more than that. It attracts the so-called geeks and nerds, and God bless them, they're wonderful for getting right into the show. But primarily it's about family; it's power and betrayal and jealousy. It's all those wonderful things that a fantastic drama is about. -Liam Cunningham

Everyone who ever trusted Washington has been betrayed. Possibly there is an exception somewhere, but the betrayals are vast and are sufficient in number to define Washington as the least trusted entity on the earth. -Paul Craig Roberts

Because the Republicans are never going to turn on Trump so long as he still has his base, and he will continue to have his base so long as this idea that he is standing up for workers, it remains intact. And the only way that that gets eroded is if it isn't just about Russia all the time, but is also about those economic betrayals. -Naomi Klein

Of course, when you're a parent, that's your paramount concern, for your children, and there were some very credible and frightening threats, and the agency declined to provide any security, and it felt like a betrayal all over again. It was really painful. -Valerie Plame

Hillary Clinton cannot run away from her own record of incompetence or from the Obama record of abject betrayal. -Tom Tancredo

With the single parent model, you experience betrayal differently. You experience lying from your kids differently. -Rosemarie DeWitt

If you've had a marriage that ended because of a betrayal in trust on your spouse's behalf, the idea of trusting another person with your heart can seem completely ridiculous. -Emily V. Gordon

I think Le Carre is a great modernist writer, which is to say, in a godless world, he invokes deep, almost religious ideas of betrayal, trust, faith, and that's why we love it. -David Farr

I know the feeling of confusion and betrayal. I know the feeling of fearing for my life. -Jason Reynolds

I dispute that 'Closer' is about betrayal. Betrayal is one of the elements. -Patrick Marber

As pessimistic as I am about the nature of human beings and our capacity for atrocity and malevolence and betrayal and laziness and inertia, and all those things, I think we can transcend all that and set things straight. -Jordan Peterson

The power to remove an individual from office is reserved for the greatest betrayals of public trust, not just because you disagree with someone. -Michael Tubbs

There's a lot of stupid men out there who feel like makeup is a betrayal of the truth, and that is so funny to me. -Katya Zamolodchikova

I once had a 'best friend' share private stories that I had told her in confidence to another mutual friend. I think the worst part, aside from the actual betrayal of trust, is that this experience affected my future relationships, as I was hesitant to be as open with my other friends. -Katie Lee

I stand on the black side of issues, philosophically, politically, socially, and for me to not check that box, I felt like, would be some sort of betrayal of not only who I am but also the community I affiliate with. -Rachel Dolezal

Pursuing fame is the ultimate in people-pleasing and the ultimate betrayal of self. -Justine Bateman

When somebody says that a comic steals jokes, it's the ultimate betrayal of comedy. -Carlos Mencia

The greatest betrayal of the liberal left in this country is by the Labour party. -Anna Soubry

A betrayal in a family is much more devastating than a betrayal among friends, or even lovers. -Ari Aster

The death of Yemeni strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh shows that Saudi Arabia is paying for its betrayal of the Arab spring in Yemen in 2011. -Jamal Khashoggi

The Aadhar data that was leaked to American companies was, in a way, a betrayal to the country. -Subramanian Swamy

A lot of people have experienced a relationship betrayal, even if it was when they were 16 and with their first love. -Suranne Jones

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