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Poison Quotes by Terry Pratchett, Kurt Vonnegut, Greg Proops, Mark Lawrence, James Russell Lowell, Arthur Rimbaud and many others.

Everyone’s heard of Erwin Schrodinger’s famous thought experiment. You put a cat in a box with a bottle of poison, which many people would suggest is about as far as you need to go.
Terry Pratchett
I’ve often thought there ought to be a manual to hand to little kids, telling them what kind of planet they’re on, why they don’t fall off it, how much time they’ve probably got here, how to avoid poison ivy, and so on.
Kurt Vonnegut
You’re in a bar – grow up. You’re drinking poison. You’re trying to have sex unsafely with someone you don’t know. Is secondhand smoke really the chiefest of your health concerns at this point?
Greg Proops
Do you know why the leaves change colour?… Before a tree sheds a leaf it pumps it full of all the poison it can’t rid itself of otherwise. That red there–that’s a man’s skin blotching with burst veins after an assassin spikes his last meal with roto-weed. The poison spreading through him before he dies.
Mark Lawrence
A sneer is the weapon of the weak. Like other devil’s weapons, it is always cunningly ready to our hand, and there is more poison in the handle than in the point.
James Russell Lowell
The poet makes himself a voyant through a long, immense reasoned deranging of all his senses. All the forms of love, of suffering, of madness; he tries to find himself, he exhausts in himself all the poisons, to keep only their quintessences.
Arthur Rimbaud
The snakes are always against the prohibition of the poisons; and the arms traders, of the arms!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
There’s something very, very liberating about Harley Quinn. Much more so than a character like Catwoman or Poison Ivy. Those are great characters. But then again, those characters are more of the femme fatale and the temptress roles.
Paul Dini
A relative of poison ivy and poison sumac, the cashew contains the same rash-inducing chemicals, known as urushiols, as its kin.
Kate Christensen
A writer has to be driven crazy to help him to see. A writer needs his poisons.
Philip Roth
Poison’s not bad. It’s a matter of how much.
Keith Richards
The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison
Ann Wigmore
Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison-flowers.
John Keats
I shaved this morning for precisely that reason. I was like, ‘Well, you never know when someone is going to clamp down on your calf and try to suck out the snake poison.
John Green
I go to a poison registry and I find that no one has died from any overdose of any vitamins, herbs, or amino acids… But FIVE THOUSAND people end up dying from drug reactions in a single year.
Gary Null
You’re a peach full of poison, you know that?” Mosca snapped back, but could not quite keep a hint of admiration from her tone.
Frances Hardinge
But it seems there is more than one way to poison a person’s heart, and it doesn’t require a meal.
Maria V. Snyder
If there is a way to free ourselves from suffering We must use every moment to find it. Only a fool wants to go on suffering. Isn’t it sad to knowingly imbibe poison?
7th Dalai Lama
We shall not refuse tobacco the credit of being sometimes medical, when used temperately, though an acknowledged poison.
Jesse Torrey
Feeling ‘ugly’ or ‘unattractive’ seeps into your life like poison, and it affects everything. Feeling worthless does the same. We internalise these limitations, and it takes an internal revolution to get rid of them.
Rupi Kaur
An old battleax of a woman said to Winston Churchill, “If you were my husband I would put poison in your tea.” Churchill’s response, “Ma’am if you were my wife I would drink it.
Winston Churchill
Alas! they had been friends in youth;
But whispering tongues can poison truth,
And constancy lives in realms above;
And life is thorny, and youth is vain;
And to be wroth with one we love
Doth work like madness in the brain.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Hatred is one of the poisons; like jaundice, it alters the true colors of things.
Rae Foley
I started to write [The Name of the Rose] in March of 1978, moved by a seminal idea. I wanted to poison a monk.
Umberto Eco
Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it.
Heather Brewer
Hate the sin and not the sinner’ is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
Lust is an immoderate wantonness of the flesh, a sweet poison, a cruel pestilence; a pernicious poison, which weakeneth the body of man, and effeminateth the strength of the heroic mind.
Francis Quarles
Next time you wish to feed me poison, warn me first,” Loor demanded. (The Merchant of Death)
D. J. MacHale
Empty me of the selfishness inside, every vain ambition and the poison of my pride, and any foolish thing my heart holds to, Lord empty me of me so I can be filled with you.
Chris Sligh
The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.
Simone Weil
The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.
Henry Ward Beecher
One player’s selfish attitude can poison a locker room and make it hard, if not impossible, to establish team work
Dean Smith
That a greater fool than Jane Eyre had never breathed the breath of life; that a more fantastic idiot had never surfeited herself on sweet lies, and swallowed poison as if it were nectar.
Charlotte Bronte
Charles had once remarked that holding onto a resentment was like eating rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.
Anne Lamott
If you knew that you were the owner of a million-dollar mind, would you treat your mind with more respect and appreciation? Would you put less poison in a million-dollar mind? Pay attention to what poisons you may be feeding your mind with & how now keeping your mind clear and healthy could make you more effective.
Marshall Sylver
The wickedness of a loose or profane author is more atrocious than that of a giddy libertine or drunken ravisher, not only because it extends its effects wider, as a pestilence that taints the air is more destructive than poison infused in a draught, but because it is committed with cool deliberation.
Samuel Johnson
It takes more distress and poison to kill someone who has peace of mind and loves life.
Bernie Siegel
Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.
Alfred A. Montapert
The surest poison is time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes mystical insight to see the beauty and innocence in each other, even when that is not what we are showing to the world. That is why God is needed in intimate relationships, to move us beyond the perceptions that can so often poison love.
Marianne Williamson
Eggs is a kind of a plucky, brave 11-year-old boy who thinks he is a boxtroll. And he’s kind of one of these mythological feral children who are raised in isolation of humanity and, by virtue of that, have a deeper connection to humanity because they’ve been raised away from the poisons of society.
Isaac Hempstead Wright
From the Zen view all beings are in the grip of the three poisons, greed, anger and delusion (ignorance).
Brenda Shoshanna
If I dropped a tear upon your hand, may it wither it up! If I spoke a gentle word in your hearing, may it deafen you! If I touched you with my lips, may the touch be poison to you! A curse upon this roof that gave me shelter! Sorrow and shame upon your head! Ruin upon all belonging to you!
Charles Dickens
Here in Canada, the people who oppose the tar sands most forcefully are Indigenous people living downstream from the tar sands. They are not opposing it because of climate change – they are opposing it because it poisons their bodies.
Naomi Klein
Every desire is a viper in the bosom, who while he was chill was harmless; but when warmth gave him strength, exerted it in poison.
Samuel Johnson
There are an awful lot of things in the cut of street drugs that eventually make you sick. I reached a point where the skin around the edges of my fingernails used to hurt all the time. And it would peel away easily. Now, that must have been from some poison in the cut.
George Carlin
TED-The Empowerment Dynamic-counteracts the poison of DDT, the Dreaded Dram Triangle. TED is the antidote for DDT.
David Emerald Womeldorff
Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
Gautama Buddha
Couples should keep their love pure before it poisons the purest love of all – that between them and their children
Siddharth Katragadda
In you, humanity is precarious; and so, in dread and in shame, you kill the animal in you. And its slaughter poisons you.
Olaf Stapledon
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Adolf Hitler
You are the drop,and the ocean you are kindness,you are anger, you are sweetness,you are poison. Do not make me more disheartened. you are the chamber of the sun, you are the abode of venus, you are the garden of all hope. Oh, Beloved, let me enter.
The social damage was not in the failure but in the undertaking, which was expensive. The cost of war was the poison running through the 14th century.
Barbara Tuchman
Brother, stand the pain. Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose.
Let us close the springs of racial poison. Let us pray for wise and understanding hearts. Let us lay aside irrelevant differences and make our nation whole.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Boy poison – a boy’s kisses were like a poison, which infected you and after you were exposed you craved more, like an addict.
Susan Minot
Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare.
Oriana Fallaci
Even a little untruth destroys a man, as a drop of poison ruins milk.
Mahatma Gandhi
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Carrie Fisher
If I was your wife Sir, I’d poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I’d let you!
Winston Churchill
Where men are forbidden to honour a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film stars instead; even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.
C. S. Lewis
Doubt is poison. It leads to a loss of faith in yourself, and in all that’s good and true.
Dean Koontz
Multiculturalism is social poison. Toleration of intolerance isn’t sophistication. It’s suicide.
Jack Kelly
[Richard M. Nixon was] a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad.
Hunter S. Thompson
When you consider what a chance women have to poison their husbands, it’s a wonder there isn’t more of it done
Kin Hubbard
Evils, like poisons, have their uses, and there are diseases which no other remedy can reach.
Thomas Paine
Wine makes all things possible. GEORGE R. R. MARTIN, The Mystery Knight A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. GEORGE R. R. MARTIN, A Game of Thrones Nothing burns like the cold. GEORGE R. R. MARTIN, A Game of Thrones Laughter is poison to fear.
George R. R. Martin
I want to get to the ‘pick your poison’ type of situations like James Harden.
Rodney Hood
All drugs are poisons the benefit depends on the dosage.
I can’t name the poison that’s killing your friend. But the one that’s killing you is called hope.
Scott Lynch
Slander is poison to the soul.
David O. McKay
I love 3-D, and for certain movies it can be really great, and for certain movies it can be poison.
Jon M. Chu
Consistency in opinion is the slow poison of intellectual life, the destroyer of its vividness and energy.
Humphry Davy
It is the strain of walking around the world-down the street, riding city buses and elevators, moving from place to place to place-and not knowing who might want to destroy you, who might like to fill your heart with poison, who might rob you and stab you, who might stand above you in the dark with a tarantula.
Joe Meno
A tyranny based on … deception and maintained by terror must inevitably perish from the poison it generates within itself.
Albert Einstein
By the time I finished ‘Poison,’ the New Queer Cinema was branded, and I was associated with this. In many ways, it formed me as a filmmaker, like as a feature filmmaker I never set out to be.
Todd Haynes
Most of the Womens Libbers I knew really didnt want to have a piece of the mens pie. They thought that pie was kind of poisonous, toxic, really full of weapons, poison gases, all kinds of mean junk we didnt even want a slice of.
Grace Paley
There are times, however, and this is one of them, when even being right feels wrong. What do you say, for instance, about a generation that has been taught that rain is poison and sex is death?
Hunter S. Thompson
We’ve poured our poisons into the world as though it were a bottomless pit.. and we go on gobbling them up. It’s hard to imagine how the world could survive another century of this abuse, but nobody’s really doing anything about it. It’s a problem our children will have to solve, or their children.
Daniel Quinn
Shattered legs may heal in time, but some betrayals fester and poison the soul.
George R. R. Martin
I’ll tell you something that’s completely true – you can, as a man, obtain everything you want with the truth. If you lie, first of all you’ve got to be a very good lying actor, which is tres difficile. And it’s going to give you poison inside the body.
Jean Reno
I did have a love for literature that overpowered my hatred of the people who taught it, and I think because I had no respect for the teachers, their attitude didn’t poison the writing that I was discovering for myself.
Craig Ferguson
In the most rigorous [Roman] laws, a wife was condemned to support a gamester, a drunkard, or a libertine, unless he were guilty of homicide, poison, or sacrilege, in which cases the marriage, as it should seem, might have been dissolved by the hand of the executioner.
Edward Gibbon
Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?
Tryon Edwards
It may be doubtful, at first, whether a person is an enemy or friend. Meat, if not properly digested, becomes poison; But poison, if used rightly, may turn medicinal.
Sakya Pandita
I thought English is a strange language. Now I think French is even more strange. In France, their fish is poisson, their bread is pain, and their pancake is crepe. Pain and poison and crap. That’s what they have every day.
Xiaolu Guo
Why don’t you have a room done up in every color green? This will take months, years, to collect, but it will be delightful-a melange of plants, green glass, green porcelains, and furniture covered in sad greens, gay greens, clear, faded, and poison greens?
Diana Vreeland
There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Tout est poison, rien n’est poison, tout est une question de dose. Everything is poisonous, nothing is poisonous, it is all a matter of dose.
Claude Bernard
We have no right to poison, to eat up, to chew, to pollute this wonderful country of ours. We are required to save it and purify it and protect it.
Walter F. Mondale
History is a needle
for putting men asleep
anointed with the poison
Of all they want to keep.
Leonard Cohen
Weakness ever sympathizes with vice, because vice is a weakness which assumes the mask of strength. Madness holds reason in horror, and on all subjects it delights in the exaggerations of falsehood. The cause of all bewitchments, the poison of all philtres, the power of all sorcerers are there.
Eliphas Levi
Let me look at the foulness and ugliness of my body. Let me see myself as an ulcerous sore running with every horrible and disgusting poison.
Ignatius of Loyola
Would you care for something to drink?” “Is it poisoned?” “It’s Saturday,” I said. “We only serve poison during the week.
Ilona Andrews
Some people are little Chernobyls, shimmering with silent, spreading poison: get anywhere near them and every breath you take will wreck you from the inside out.
Tana French
A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil’s policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.
John Kenneth Galbraith
I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
Frederic Chopin
The beautifully composed imagery of ’12 Years a Slave’ underscores the savagery of its subject, which is an American South not of knights and ladies but obscene values and a grotesque pageantry, every gorgeous shot of the languid landscape radiating toxicity like a hyperlush blossom that’s poison to the touch.
Steve Erickson
Fear is a poison produced by the mind, and courage is the antidote stored always ready in the soul
Dean Koontz
Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison.
Laura Hillenbrand
Say, “I can do everything .” “Even if poison of a snake is powerless if you can firmly deny it.”
Swami Vivekananda
Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can’t I use my wit as a pitchfork And drive the brute off? Six days of the week it soils With its sickening poison– Just for paying a few bills! That’s out of proportion.
Philip Larkin
In the tale, in the telling, we are all one blood. Take the tale in your teeth, then, and bite till the blood runs, hoping it’s not poison; and we will all come to the end together, and even to the beginning: living, as we do, in the middle.
Ursula K. Le Guin
It is our talents rusting unused within us that secrete the poison of self-doubt into our bloodstream.
Eric Hoffer
I know from personal experience how damaging it can be to live with bitterness and unforgiveness. I like to say it’s like taking poison and hoping your enemy will die. And it really is that harmful to us to live this way.
Joyce Meyer
I only suggest to you: Will you dwell on killing this man? You wish for revenge? If you do, he has already killed you by slow poison. So, let it go. Why waste your time? His life will see to his death.
Lloyd Alexander
“I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effect on a long-range basis. Any attempt to use the water this way is deplorable.” Charles Gordon Heyd, M.D., Past President, American Medical Association.
Charles Bernhard Heyd
I know too well the poison and the sting of things too sweet.
Adelaide Anne Procter
The police can’t use clubs or gas or dogs. I suppose they will have to use poison ivy.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
It’s interesting to note that when something like a virus tries to poison us, the first thing our bodies do is heat up. We burn away the infection. Maybe that’s what Earth is doing to us.
Simon Toyne
I have unlearned contempt; it is a sin that is engendered earliest in the soul, and doth beset it like a poison worm feeding on all its beauty.
Nathaniel Parker Willis
That love of self, which the world advocates, is a thousand times more dangerous than any poison.
Francois Fenelon
Expect poison from the standing water.
William Blake
Golf’s ultimate moral instruction directs us to find within ourselves a pivotal center of enjoyment: relax into a rhythm that fits the hills and swales, and play the shot at hand – not the last one, or the next one, but the one at your feet, in the poison ivy, where you put it.
John Updike
Only a development of thought achieved through the self-education of the whole man can prevent any body of thought whatsoever from becoming a poison; can prevent enlightenment from becoming an agent of death.
Karl Jaspers
The past could liberate or imprison – it creates a nation’s character, provides the nourishment or the poison a people imbibe in their very marrow.
F. Sionil Jose
Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?
Rachel Carson
Organisms don’t think of CO2 as a poison. Plants and organisms that make shells, coral, think of it as a building block.
Janine Benyus
Most bands have a two-year success rate. By the third year, it’s sort of over. Here we are in Poison still together 26 years later.
Bret Michaels
Certain people give off positive energy, others negative. It’s the quality of someone’s being, a measure of the love with which they’ve led their lives. It also reflects the inner work they’ve done, their efforts to heal anger, hatred, or self-loathing, which poison us like toxic fumes.
Judith Orloff
I have looked upon all the universe has to hold of horror,and even the skies of spring and flowers of summer must ever afterward be poison to me.
H. P. Lovecraft
Scientific and technological “solutions” which poison the environment or degrade the social structure and man himself are of no benefit, no matter how brilliantly conceived or how great their superficial attraction.
E. F. Schumacher
Poison Pill is a great reading. The novel ranges from Russian oligarchs to the American worlds of drug research and the equity markets, all of it in a mode of high suspense.
Scott Turow
Our defeat was always implicit in the victory of others; our wealth has always generated our poverty by nourishing the prosperity of others – the empires and their native overseers. In the colonial and neocolonial alchemy, gold changes into scrap metal and food into poison.
Eduardo Galeano
Many photographers are apt to confuse color with noise, and to congratulate themselves when they have almost blown you down with screeching hues alone-a bebop of electric blues, furious reds, and poison greens.
Walker Evans
By the fall a poison was handed to mankind through a woman [Eve], by the Redemption man was given salvation also through a woman [Mary].
Saint Augustine
I just wanted them to die,” said Poison. “They didn’t have to make such a drama about it.
Chris Wooding
We should make it a crime even to attempt to pollute. Our children should grow up next to parks, not poison.
William J. Clinton
One of the biggest curses from which India is suffering – I do not say that other countries are free from it, but I think our condition is much worse – is bribery and corruption. That really is a poison.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher of poison with milk on top.
‘Moonlight’ undoes our expectations as viewers, and as human beings, too. As we watch, another movie plays in our minds: real-life footage of the many forms of damage done to black men, which can sometimes lead them to turn that hateful madness on their own kind, passing on the poison that was their inheritance.
Hilton Als
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Nelson Mandela
What did Romeo and Juliet do?” They died,” I remind her gently. “Some mix-up with the poison-
Gordon Korman
It is this kindness of his that unsettles me most. I can dodge a blow or block a knife. I am impervious to poison and know a dozen ways to escape a chokehold or garrote wire. But kindness? I do not know how to defend against that.
R.L. LaFevers
We shouldn’t fuel the future with the polluting methods of the past, … We have the technology to power our future in ways that don’t threaten our health or poison our planet. Let’s choose to use it.
Denis Hayes
Political correctness is a poison to our security and defenses. It imposes a willful blindness, both at the macro level when unwilling to engage with radical Islamism or whatever you want to call it – if you’re not willing to call it what it is – and at the micro level, at the street level.
Pete Hegseth
New Orleans could wreck your liver and poison your blood. It could destroy you financially. It could shun you or embrace you, teach you tricks of the heart you thought Tennessee Williams was just kidding about. And in August it could break your spirit.
Julie Smith
I believe tobacco is a slow poison and it’s unfortunate that a lot of youngsters are hooked to it.
Neha Bhasin
Rock n’ roll is poison put to sound.
Pablo Casals
The world’s deadliest poison, can be your own thoughts.
David L. Felten
Water is life. We are the people who live by the water. Pray by these waters. Travel by the waters. Eat and drink from these waters. We are related to those who live in the water. To poison the waters is to show disrespect for creation. To honor and protect the waters is our responsibility as people of the land.
Winona LaDuke
The internal effects of a mutable policy are still more calamitous. It poisons the blessings of liberty itself.
James Madison
A new disease? I know not, new or old, but it may well be called poor mortals plague for, like a pestilence, it doth infect the houses of the brain till not a thought, or motion, in the mind, be free from the black poison of suspect.
Ben Jonson
No matter what we call it, poison is still poison, death is still death, and industrial civilization is still causing the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet.
Derrick Jensen
Those who become incoculated with the virus of race hatred are more unfortunate than the victim of it. Race hatred is the most malignant poison that can afflict the mind. It freezes up the fount of inspiration and chills the higher faculties of the soul.
Kelly Miller
If others hurl their darts against you, offer them milk and honey in return; if they poison your lives, sweeten their souls.
When the cup of any sensual pleasure is drained to the bottom, there is always poison in the dregs.
Jane Porter
To rankling poison hast thou turned in me the milk of human kindness.
Friedrich Schiller
The poison by which the weaker nature is destroyed is strengthening to the strong individual and he does not call it poison.
Friedrich Nietzsche
She hated that will had this effect on her. Hated it. She knew better. She knew what he thought of her. That she was worth nothing. And still a look from him could make her tremble with mingled hatred and longing. It was like poison in her blood, to which Jem was the only antidote.
Cassandra Clare
Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I’d poison your tea. Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I’d drink it.
Winston Churchill
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Adam Smith
We poison the wine as He decants it into us; murder a melody He would play with us as the instrument…Hence all sin, whatever else it is, is sacrilege.
C. S. Lewis
You took a poison arrow and you aimed it at my heart. It’s heavy and it’s bitter, and it’s tearing me apart.
Madonna Ciccone
A precious liquid, a poison dearer than that of the Borgias – because it is made from our blood, our health, our sleep, and two-thirds of our love – we must be stingy with it.
Charles Baudelaire
The tongue may be an unruly member– But silence poisons the soul.
Edgar Lee Masters
I must make my own way, and when I’m into things is when I do them best. If I’m not ready to perform and I do anyway, it’s like feeding the people poison.
Rita Marley
Vices are ingredients of virtues just as poisons are ingredients of remedies. Prudence mixes and tempers them and uses them effectively against life’s ills.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave society devoid of belief.
Jeff Miller
The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest extent of our powers.
Maximilian Kolbe
Superstition! that horrid incubus which dwelt in darkness, shunning the light, with all its racks, and poison chalices, and foul sleeping draughts, is passing away without return. Religion cannot pass away. The burning of a little straw may hide the stars of the sky; but the stars are there and will reappear.
Thomas Carlyle
The law says if you poison the water, you’ll die. The law says that if you poison the air, you’ll suffer. The law says if you degrade where you live, you’ll suffer… If you don’t learn that, you can only suffer. There’s no discussion with this law.
Oren Lyons
Deadly poisons are concealed under sweet honey.
We live in a world that is filled with filth and sleaze, a world that reeks of evil. You cannot afford that filthy poison to touch you. Stay away from it. Avoid it.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Those men who destroy a healthful constitution of body by intemperance as manifestly kill themselves as those who hang or poison or drown themselves.
Thomas Sherlock
If rape or arson, poison or the knife Has wove no pleasing patterns in the stuff Of this drab canvas we accept as life – It is because we are not bold enough!
Charles Baudelaire
For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another’s happiness.
I don’t think tablets are where we should be focused. But I do think they could end up being an efficient way of delivering textbooks. They’re just not really that, yet. There’s all sorts of poisons and mined minerals and carnage that goes on to make a tablet. Way more than to print a book. Or a bunch of books.
Douglas Rushkoff
Unforgiveness is the poison you drink every day
hoping that the other person will die.
Debbie Ford
Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction
John Owen
A man’s venom poisons himself more than his victims.
Charles Buxton
For Scotland has a double dose of the poison called heredity; the sense of blood in the aristocrat, the sense of doom in the Calvinist.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The vacuum created by a failure to communicate will quickly be filled with rumor, misrepresentations, drivel, and poison.
C. Northcote Parkinson
You have three groups. One who is happy. Then players who are doubtful, but still feel they have a chance. And then, you have the losers at that moment, who will go to the second group and try to influence them. They are poison for your team. At Inter, and also at Crystal Palace, you’ve got to get rid of those players.
Frank de Boer
Poison and medicine are often the same thing, given in different proportions
Alice Sebold
Honesty was a tough customer… Once you started allowing yourself some honesty, it couldn’t easily be contained or limited to one part of your life. It was like poison ivy or a bossy houseguest. Once it was there, you couldn’t tell it what to do. You had to really fight to keep it from taking over.
Ann Brashares
Satire is a composition of salt and mercury; and it depends upon the different mixture and preparation of those ingredients, that it comes out a noble medicine, or a rank poison.
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit; to become delightful, happiness must be tainted with poison.
Georges Bataille
Success: a marvelous stimulant, bubbling with inspiration and incitement. But for all except the few who are strong and steadfast, there lurks beneath the effervescence a subtle poison.
Samuel Hopkins Adams
While others are engaged in inferior and menial tasks in which they encounter many difficulties, how can I sit here at peace and do nothing? I must and shall benefit them, but without ever succumbing to the poison of self-importance.
Once upon a time there was a young lady who lived in a marsh, and her name was Poison.
Chris Wooding
To end the drug crisis, we should educate everyone about the dangers of opioid drugs, help drug users get treatment, and aggressively prosecute criminals who supply the deadly poison.
Rod Rosenstein
Children younger than 5 are twice as likely to die from ingesting household poisons than by gunfire – So the question for the Legislature should be: Is a parent criminally responsible for leaving an unlocked container of bleach below the sink?
Don Kates
The pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!
Danny Kaye
Anger is poison. You must purge it from your mind or else it will corrupt your better nature.
Christopher Paolini
I have better use for my brain than to poison it with alcohol. To put alcohol in the human brain is like putting sand in the bearings of an engine.
Thomas A. Edison
The anxiety was like poison ivy. It took nothing to set off that mental itch-a chance remark, remembering an event from the day before-but once it started I found it impossible to stop the cycle. My thoughts twisted in a circle, my pulse hammered, I couldn’t concentrate.
Tracy Thompson
To not forgive is to drink a little poison each day and expect the other person to die.
Mary Morrissey
The venom clamours of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog’s tooth.
William Shakespeare
One man’s poison ivy is another man’s spinach.
George Ade
the whole Pelagian poison of free-will … a clear exaltation of the old idol free-will into the throne of God … That the decaying estate of Christianity have invented.
John Owen
If art is not a medicine for the society, it is a poison.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
I’ve banged my head quite a bit. I liked Iron Maiden, Ozzy, AC/DC. And of course, Ratt and Poison.
Cameron Diaz
Whether wine is a nourishment, medicine or poison is a matter of dosage
…lust is only a sweet poison for the weakling, but for those who will with a lion’s heart it is the reverently reserved wine of wines.
Friedrich Nietzsche
There’s too many favorite songs, so I’ll just say right now my favorite song of all time is ‘Poison’ by Bert Jansch.
Kurt Vile
Unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and waiting for the other person to die.
Marianne Williamson
The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing.
Yasmin Mogahed
There is thy gold, worse poison to men’s souls, Doing more murder in this loathsome world, Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.
William Shakespeare
Jealousy is a disease, it’s like a poison.
Francesca Marciano
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
William Shakespeare
of all the weapons of destruction that man could invent, the most terrible-and the most powerful-was the word. Daggers and spears left traces of blood; arrows could be seen at a distance. Poisons were detected in the end and avoided. But the word managed to destroy without leaving clues.
Paulo Coelho
Acrid bitterness inevitably seeps into the lives of people who harbor grudges and suppress anger, and bitterness is always a poison.В  It keeps your pain alive instead of letting you deal with it and get beyond it.В  Bitterness sentences you to relive the hurt over and over.
Lee Strobel
Why would anyone believe it is possible to lay down such barrage of poisons on the surface of the earth without making it unfit for all life? They should not be called insecticides, but biocides.
Rachel Carson
The gift turned inward, unable to be given, becomes a heavy burden, even sometimes a kind of poison. It is as though the flow of life were backed up.
May Sarton
The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy
Live or die, but don’t poison everything.
Anne Sexton
Sunshine can burn you, food can poison you, words can condemn you, pictures can insult you; music cannot punish – only bless.
Artur Schnabel
Resentment is like a glass of poison that a man drinks; then he sits down and waits for his enemy to die.
Nelson Mandela
How well u treat the wicked people, they do nto give up their wickedness. They derive pleasure in hurting others. A serpent made to drink milk, it ejects poison only.
Fear is good, for it makes us cautious and aids survival. Not so with terror. It is like slow poison, paralyzing the limbs and blurring the mind. . . Never, when in danger, ask yourself, What will they do to me? Instead think, What can I do to prevent them?
David Gemmell
It’s impossible to read The Poison Belt, written in 1913, and not see in its exterminating vision a shadow of the coming war that would, only slightly less effectively, destroy Conan Doyle’s world.
Gordon Dahlquist
We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.
Jean Anouilh
There is held to be no surer test of civilization than the increase per head of the consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Yet alcohol and tobacco are recognizable poisons, so that their consumption has only to be carried far enough to destroy civilization altogether.
Havelock Ellis
Religion is poison because it asks us to give up our most precious faculty, which is that of reason, and to believe things without evidence. It then asks us to respect this, which it calls faith.
Christopher Hitchens
The future was with Fate. The present was our own.
Arthur Conan Doyle
In ‘Remember the Night,’ love reformed her and corrupted him, which gave us the finely balanced moral that one man’s meat is another man’s poison.
Preston Sturges
Malicious tongues spread their poison abroad and nothing here below is proof against them.
Development cooperation between nations is very important because it is one of the building blocks of shared peace, prosperity, and human rights for all. It is one of the antidotes to the poison of xenophobia.
Winnie Byanyima
Make use of radio, TV and films discriminatively; only for programs that will enhance our knowledge and culture. Television is tele-visham (tele-poison, in Malayalam). If we are not careful, it can corrupt our culture, damage our eyes and drain away our time.
Mata Amritanandamayi
Snake’s poison is life to the snake; it is in relation to man that it means “death.
Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.
It is poison – rank poison – to knuckle down to care and hardships. They must come to us all, albeit in different shapes, and we may not escape them. It is not possible. But we may swindle them out of half of their puissance with a stiff upper lip.
Mark Twain
Botox, I think, is poison, I would never put it into my face, and I’m needle-phobic. I spend a lot of time keeping my face out of the sun and taking care of my skin and wearing make-up.
Joan Collins
The American lawn uses more resources than any other agricultural industry in the world. It uses more phosphates than India and puts on more poisons than any other form of agriculture.
Bill Mollison
We also know that Iraq is harboring a terrorist network headed by a senior al Qaeda terrorist planner. This network runs a poison and explosive training camp in northeast Iraq, and many of its leaders are known to be in Baghdad.
George W. Bush
God’s kiss of forgiveness sucks the poison out of the wound.
Johnny Hunt
A lot of people think that regulations bring higher costs, but regulation is also about making sure that someone doesn’t get to beat out the competition because they’re dumping filth in the river or spewing poisons in the air.
Elizabeth Warren
A dream has power to poison sleep.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If poisons were ponies, I’d put my money on cyanide.
Alan Bradley
We have too many poisons in our diets now, like sugar and caffeine.
Jasmine Guinness
My dear child, if you desire to be free from the cycle of birth and death, then abandon the objects of sense gratification as poison. Drink instead the nectar of forbearance, upright conduct, mercy, cleanliness and truth.
The difference between a good medicine and a poison is the dosage.
Laura Huxley
Chaos needs no allies, for it dwells like a poison in every one of us.
Steven Erikson
All the religions are basically good, but there’s something about organised religion that leads to corruptness and poison.
Jimmy Barnes
It’s a terrible poison, writing.
A. S. Byatt
The dose makes the poison.
My dad always told me that holding a grudge is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.
Anna Banks
Criticism is like medicine. It’s poison unless carefully administered at the right dose.
Michael Hyatt
Revolutionary war is an antitoxin which not only eliminates the enemy’s poison but also purges us of our own filth.
Mao Zedong
All I knew was that hate was so deadly as any poison and did no one any good. You had to control and eliminate it, if you could.
Louis Zamperini
Hate and fear breed a poison in the blood, which if continued, affects eyes, ears, nose and the organs of digestion. Therefore, it is not wise to hear and remember the unkind things others might say about you.
Most of us are shrinking in the face of psycho-social and physical poisons, of the toxins of our world. But compassion, the generation of compassion, actually mobilizes our immunity.
Joan Halifax
Snape was looking as though the first person to ask him for a Love Potion would be force-fed poison.
J. K. Rowling
Slander is a poison which kills charity, both in the slanderer and the one who listens.
Bernard of Clairvaux
In 1961, the United States began chemical warfare in Vietnam, South Vietnam, chemical warfare to destroy crops and livestock. That went on for seven years. The level of poison – they used the most extreme carcinogen known: dioxin. And this went on for years.
Noam Chomsky
One can never read too little of bad, or too much of good books: bad books are intellectual poison; they destroy the mind. In order to read what is good one must make it a condition never to read what is bad; for life is short, and both time and strength limited.
Arthur Schopenhauer
After the dress rehearsal that afternoon, someone had misplaced the vial of poison, and for lack of better, Romeo would have to commit suicide by eating Tic Tacs.
Anne Fortier
Chlorine is a deadly poison gas employed on European battlefields in World War I. Sodium is a corrosive metal which burns upon contact with water. Together they make a placid and unpoisonous material, table salt. Why each of these substances has the properties it does is a subject called chemistry.
Carl Sagan
The world is preoccupied with dissecting, analyzing and prognosticating on the blockchain’s future; technologists, entrepreneurs, and enterprises are wondering if it is to be considered vitamin or poison.
William Mougayar
It is much safer to reconcile an enemy than to conquer him; victory may deprive him of his poison, but reconciliation of his will.
Owen Feltham
Dishonor is like the Aaron’s Beard in the hedgerows; it can only poison if it be plucked.
Whisky making is the art of making poison pleasant
Samuel Johnson
Politicians are usually the first to forget that if you assume someone else is acting in bad faith, they will do the same to you. Questioning motives poisons the well.
John Sununu
Each time I had five hours of the poison going into me, I just pictured everything that needed to be burned away. I pictured wars, I pictured the things my father had done to me, I pictured brutality, and when it was over, I am light.
Eve Ensler
If the submarines, the aerial torpedoes, the poison gas, the liquid fire, the long-distance guns, the hand grenades, the trench mortars, and all the other things injure without killing them, they are sent back again and again after being patched up until they are killed.
Evadne Price
We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison.
Marcel Proust
For those at home, as well as for those in battle, war is curiously disabling. The mere realization that one’s country is at war poisons the bloodstream, creates an incessant mood of worry that infiltrates even the most casual moments.
Roger Rosenblatt
First they use technology to poison the planet, then they develop it further to escape from the planet they have poisoned.
N. Katherine Hayles
White is poison to a picture: use it only in highlights.
Peter Paul Rubens
There have always been mixed emotions about Howard Cosell: Some people hate him like poison; and other people just hate him regular.
Buddy Hackett
In some way the secret vice exhales its poison; and the evil passion, however cunningly masked, stains through to the surface.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Avoid the poison in your life that brings you turmoil.
Jean Vanier
Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison
Laura Hillenbrand
My brain is sending poison to my heart.
John Irving
Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
Golda Meir
Every village should celebrate its birthday & it will end the poison of casteism… and once casteism ends, see how the strength of villages increase!
Narendra Modi
Every impulse we strangle will only poison us.
Oscar Wilde
Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.
Walter Bagehot
As many as the shells that are on the shore, so many are
the pains of love; the darts that wound are steeped in
much poison.
How dangerous are those sea animals with bad reputations? A few actually kill. A few maim. Some are poisonous when eaten by man. Most sting, stab,or poison and cause mild to severe discomfort to man. Yet man is one of the larger beings that sea creatures encounter, and these poisons usually can’t kill him.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
Even after Independence, we have had to face the poison of casteism and communalism. How long these evils will continue? Whom does it benefit?
Narendra Modi
At all times it has not been the age, but individuals alone, who have worked for knowledge. It was the age which put Socrates to death by poison, the age which burnt Huss. The ages have always remained alike.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst. Nor steel nor poison, malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing can touch him further.
William Shakespeare
The world could bring you poison in a jewelled cup, or surprising gifts. Sometimes you didn’t know which of them it was.
Guy Gavriel Kay
Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.
Johannes Brahms
There’s a long way to fall when you pretend that you’re so far away from the earth, far away from reality, floating in a bubble that’s protected by fame or success. It’s scary, and it’s the thing I fear the most: to be swallowed up by that bubble. It can be poison to you, fame.
. . . had I a river I would gladly let all honest anglers that use the fly cast line in it, but, but where there is no protection, then nets, poison, dynamite, slaughter of fingerlings, and unholy baits devastate the fish, so that ‘free fishing’ spells no fishing at all.
Andrew Lang
There have been meetings of only a moment which have left impressions for life …for eternity. No one can understand that mysterious thing we call ‘influence’ …yet everyone of us continually exerts influence, either to heal, to bless, to leave marks of beauty; or to wound, to hurt, to poison, to stain other lives.
J.B. Miller
I like boysenberry. I have no idea what it is. And it sounds like poison – which is terrifying – but you can’t hold a name against a flavor. If you did that, everyone would hate Crunchberries.
Rob Riggle
Sometimes what makes us insecure and vulnerable becomes the fuel we need to be overachievers. The antidote for a snakebite is made from the poison, and the thing that made you go backward is the same force that will push you forward.
T. D. Jakes
Not all the snakes are poisonous and not all the poisons are deadly! Keep this in mind when bitten.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Thus parents, by humouring and cockering them when little, corrupt the principles of nature in their children, and wonder afterwards to taste the bitter waters, when they themselves have poison’d the fountain.
John Locke
By calling GMOs ‘poison’ and ‘evil,’ Bill Maher poisons the well of reasoned scientific discussion with ideologically driven fear mongering.
Kyle Hill
Trans fats really are a metabolic poison.
Walter Willett
This is a powerful message from our government: we will not be intimidated by bombs; we will not be intimidated by poison; this is America, if you’re a violent, paranoid lunatic, you must use a gun!
Bill Maher
That slow poison [slavery] is daily contaminating the minds and morals of our people. Every gentlemen here is born a petty tyrant, practiced in acts of despotism and cruelty.
George Mason
John Boehner is a member of a country club in Ohio. It turns out that the bartender was plotting to poison Boehner. Now wait a minute. Isn’t that the movie with Seth Rogen and James Franco?
David Letterman
A little poison now and then: that makes for pleasant dreams. And a lot of poison at the end, for a pleasant death.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Drugs, what a devil-inspired poison! It’s death on the installment plan.
David Wilkerson
By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing.
Caroline Myss
It is medicine, not poison, I offer you.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
God lets us continue to feel much of sin’s sting through suffering while we’re heading for heaven. This constantly reminds us of what we’re being delivered from; exposing sin for the poison it is.
Joni Eareckson Tada
In many churches Christianity has been watered down until the solution is so weak that if it were poison it would not hurt anyone, and if it were medicine it would not cure anyone!
Aiden Wilson Tozer
There is today a frightful disappearance of living species, be they plants or animals. And it’s clear that the density of human beings has become so great, if I can say so, that they have begun to poison themselves. And the world in which I am finishing my existence is no longer a world that I like.
Claude Levi-Strauss
Stop longing.You poison today’s ease, reaching always for tomorrow.
Robin Hobb
Poison!” Grover yelped. “Don’t let those things touch you or…” “Or we’ll die?” I guessed. “Well…after you shrivel slowly to dust, yes.” “Let’s avoid the swords,” I decided.
Rick Riordan
A wise person once wrote, “Resentment is like drinking poison and hoping the other person would die.” But the only one dying is ourselves.
Debbie Ford
India unarmed would not require to be destroyed through poison gas or bombardment.
Mahatma Gandhi
A long association-prolonged human contact, when a man and woman live together-this ends up producing a sort of rot, a poison.
Ugo Betti
Never try to get your kid to eat anything she doesn’t already want to eat. Just eat interesting stuff in front of her while completely ignoring her. Never, ever suggest “try it.” Never say those dreaded words “try it, it’s good.” Or worse, “It’s good for you.” That’ll poison the well.
Anthony Bourdain
Malice drinks one-half of its own poison.
Seneca the Elder
Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.
Jawaharlal Nehru
We have to be aggressive when those we stick up for have no voice. I don’t consider it radical to say cruelty is wrong and that animals should be respected. I consider it radical to eat corpses, put electrodes in animals’ heads, make elephants live in chains in the circus, and poison animals we consider a nuisance.
Ingrid Newkirk
It’s part of what we call the Shadow, all the dark parts of us we can’t face. It’s the thing that, if we don’t deal with it, eventually poisons our lives.
Michael Gruber
I’d just lie around all day. It’s the chemo, the poison they pump into you. Sometimes I’d be walking across the room and think, ‘There it is; I got to rest.’ And I had to, right then.
Daniel Woodrell
We also have to stop the flow of precursor chemicals that meth cooks use to boil up this poison.
Greg Walden
Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future.
Og Mandino
I always wished to be a better planner. It seems more elegant, while my trial and error process is more akin to someone scratching an awful case of poison oak.
Joshua Mohr
Boredom is the deadliest poison.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
His foodWas glory, which was poison to his mindAnd peril to his body.
Henry Taylor
Drunkenness is a flattering devil, a sweet poison, a pleasant sin, which whosoever hath, hath not himself, which whosoever doth commit, doth not commit sin, but he himself is wholly sin.
Saint Augustine
Our agricultural colleges continue to graduate specialists who become vocational agricultural teachers in the schools, and county agents, who go forth to extol the virtues of poison insecticides, herbicides, and commercial fertilizers.
Joe Nichols
Vanity is the poison of agreeableness; yet as poison, when artfully and properly applied, has a salutary effect in medicine, so has vanity in the commerce and society of the world.
Sir Fulke Greville
Why cannot the ear be closed to its own destruction?
Or the glistening eye to the poison of a smile?
William Blake
Life’s not so bad after all. There are not only poison but also antidotes.
Irving Stone
This is your sword. You press the pointy end into the enemy. Try not to let him make eye contact with you and remember, he spits invisible poison. (Thorn)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Stop all this weeping, swallow your pride/ You will not die, its not poison -Tombstone Blues
Bob Dylan
Gloom and sadness are poison to us, and the origin of hysterics. You are right in thinking that this disease is in the imagination; you have defined it perfectly; it is vexation which causes it to spring up, and fear that supports it.
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne
When we hang on to resentments, we poison ourselves. As compulsive overeaters, we cannot afford resentment, since it exacerbates our disease.
Elizabeth I
I will not sit in a room with black people when the N word is used. I know it was meant to belittle a person, so I will not sit there and have that poison put on me. Now a black person can say, ‘Oh, you know, I can use this word because I’m black.’
Maya Angelou
his planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Important rules like don’t poison the water, soil, or air, don’t let the earth get overcrowded, and don’t touch the thermostat have been broken.
Paul Hawken
As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When there’s too many teams that are not trying to win, that poisons the game, poisons the fan experience, and it creates bandwagon fans.
Max Scherzer
Worry is the stomach’s worst poison.
Alfred Nobel
I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution.
Francis Schaeffer
In the three years since Obama invited Russia to help him renege on his ‘red line’ on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented 136 occasions in which the Assad regime has deployed poison gas in its war on the Syrian people.
Terry Glavin
The spiritual journey, the path of recovery and personal growth, is a detoxification process in which we bring up and out the negative beliefs we have carried with us from the past and that now poison the present.
Marianne Williamson
The smartest thing I did was to stop going online. I’m the sort of person who will just look for the negative – Michael really can’t understand it, but that’s just the way I am. And with my bipolar thing, that’s poison. So I just stopped. Cold turkey. And it’s so liberating.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
When we hold it (amber) in our hands, we hold also that furious epoch where rioted all monsters and poisons, where death fecundated and life destroyed, where superabundance demanded such existences, no souls, but fiercest animal fire – just for that I hate it!
Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford
You can have villains like the Penguin, who strut around in a tuxedo with an umbrella, and Poison Ivy and all of the fantastic stuff she does, but unless there’s a bit of a human in there, and unless there’s a credible threat, then Batman himself doesn’t work.
Paul Dini
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
Lord Chesterfield
After you have written a thing and you reread it, there is always the temptation to fix it up, to improve it, to remove its poison, blunt its sting.
Jean Cocteau
A proper respect for nature means that you can’t pollute the air, poison the rivers and chop down the forests indiscriminately without suffering greatly.
Jay Parini
Your compassion travels beyond your own inner circle. And then you breathe out an alternative version where you mentally and emotionally and psychologically purify the poisons. So indeed, the generative idea is in the crux of this practice and of my propensity toward poetry, which is a practice of the imagination.
Anne Waldman
I don’t know when it started – this thing – bit it’s growing, muffling me, suffocating me like poison ivy. I grew into it. It grew into me. We blurred at the edges, became an amorphous, seeping, crawling thing.
Tabitha Suzuma
Any new ideas go into PiL. My inspiration is everything that the human being gets up to. I don’t listen to any music when I’m in PiL-zone, because influences can poison your well. Otherwise, I listen to anything.
John Lydon
Poison or elixir, narcotic or aphrodisiac, whatever it was, this flower, relic of a day in the life of an accidental writer, an inadvertent counterfeiter leaving his traces in code, the birds were coming to try it, performing a dance for no one and flying up toward the moon.
Cesar Aira
jukeboxes, radio and television, going from dawn to dusk, help spread the poison of synthetic, artificial, rhythmical noise.
Maria Franziska von Trapp
I could never accept life as it was, I could never gobble down all its poisons bu there were parts, tenuous magic parts open for the asking.
Charles Bukowski
There are also many instances where people hostile to the Soviet state are attempting by means of deceit and provocation to poison the minds of our citizens and compel them to believe in monstrous lies.
Filipp Golikov
Aura of the mysterious is a minor perversion that a couple shares. A fetish that one of the two partners finds arousing, or a particular sexual scenario. Fantasies have to remain dirty. Cleanliness, scrupulousness and rationality are poison for eroticism.
Volkmar Sigusch
Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote.
G. I. Gurdjieff
Acting Government officials, they said they wanted – they would be happy, they would love to put a bullet in my head, to poison me as I was returning from the grocery store, and have me die in the shower.
Edward Snowden
As every cockroach knows, thriving on poisons is the secret of success.
Mason Cooley
Thought is the work of the intellect, reverie is its self-indulgence. To substitute day-dreaming for thought is to confuse a poison with a source of nourishment.
Victor Hugo
Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life.
Havelock Ellis
Patrick Morrisey means nothing to me. He is a bootlicker. If shoe polish was poison, he’d be dead.
Richard Ojeda
The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Leaders at the top of al Qaeda’s hierarchy, the evidence shows, completed plans and obtained the materials required to manufacture two biological toxins – botulinum and salmonella – and the chemical poison cyanide.
Barton Gellman
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Saint Augustine
You read about poor people having Botox go wrong and you think: ‘Well, what the bloody hell were you doing?’ Why would you inject yourself with poison? And why are we spending so much time looking at ourselves? I just don’t get it.
Imelda Staunton
Processed sugar – there’s nothing good about it. It’s a huge, huge industry, and it’s poison.
David Kirsch
Long ago Mars was an oasis of running water.Today the Martiansurfaceis a sterile,barren desert. Here on Earth, who knows what climactic knobs we unwittingly turn,which might one day render Earth as dry and lifeless as Mars. (From the cover of Old Poison by Joan Francis)
Neil deGrasse Tyson
A little bit of suspicion is a dangerous thing; a drop from a pipette of poison into a bucket of otherwise clean water.
Bella Pollen
An angry person is always full of poison.
Success is a poison that should only be taken late in life and then only in small doses.
Anthony Trollope
Does it follow that because there are poisonous toadstools
which resemble mushrooms, both are dangerous?
Marianne Moore
Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.
George R. R. Martin
On the one hand Twitter gives you the opportunity to engage with people, which is great, but on the other there are people who feel they can say whatever they want, put poison out there, really, without fear of any repercussions.
Michael Sheen
The spirit of dogmatic theology poisons anything it touches.
Jeremy Bentham
I see the glass half full…but of poison.
Woody Allen
I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties, before we began to poison our own civilization – or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt.
Orson Scott Card
Ah! fraudful malice! how shall wisdom’s care Escape the poison of thy gilded snare!
William Julius Mickle
I don’t know about you, but I feel like my day begins by blinking my eyes open, grabbing my phone, and just pouring poison directly into my cerebellum.
Moshe Kasher
It is easy to shield the outer body from poisoned arrows, but it is impossible to shield the mind from the poisoned darts that originate within itself. Greed, anger, foolishness and the infatuations of egoism – these four poisoned darts originate within the mind and infect it with deadly poison.
Albert Camus
I palliate the sufferings of others. yes I see myself as softening the blows, dissolving acids, neutralizing poisons, every moment of the day. I try to fulfill the wishes of others, to perform miracles. I exert myself performing miracles.
Anais Nin
Think about it. He drinks poison. What kind of man drinks poison? She is the one who stabs herself with his dagger. The manly way.
Anne Fortier
For the rest, whatever we have got has been by infinite labor, and search, and ranging through every corner of nature; the difference is that instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light.
Jonathan Swift
She nourishes the poison in her veins and is consumed by a secret fire.
In 1975 a Senate committee headed by Frank Church found that the [Central Intelligence] Agency had planned a number of assassination operations, using everything from poison to machine guns and sometimes mob hit men
Jim Garrison
The doctrine of equality! … But there is no more venomous poison in existence: for it appears to be preached by justice itself, when it is actually the end of justice … “Equality to the equal; inequality to the unequal” that would be true justice speaking: and its corollary, “never make the unequal equal”.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
Ambrose Bierce
Love is a kind of possession. It’s a poison.
Lauren Oliver
The moment the world declares a person to be immortal, at that moment the person will strive to prove the world wrong. In the face of glowing press releases and reviews the most heralded women starve themselves or cut themselves or poison themselves. Or they find a man who’s happy to do that for him.
Chuck Palahniuk
At first the English were very surprised by our disregarding the Hague Convention. But from 1916 onward they used at least as much poison as we did.
Otto Hahn
O sin, how you paint your face! how you flatter us poor mortals on to death! You never appear to the sinner in your true character; you make fair promises, but you never fulfil one; your tongue is smoother than oil, but the poison of asps is under your lip!
Hosea Ballou
It’s like they take poison and then hope for the other person to die.
Mike Lupica
Margaret Meade is always running around saying that marijuana’s just like bread and water! Well, bread and water are poison, and marijuana’s a poison. Now, if you like poison, why shouldn’t you have it? But don’t try to pretend that it’s innocuous.
James Purdy
Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents.
Peter Latham
Ah, no, far be from me a thought which I loathe like poison.
Giuseppe Garibaldi
If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee.
Nancy Astor
Christianity gave Eros poison to drink; he did not die of it, certainly, but degenerated to Vice.
Friedrich Nietzsche
It is, of course, one of the miracles of science that the germs that used to be in our food have been replaced by poisons.
Wendell Berry
You have to make the decision to let go of the past if you want to move forward. Reliving your painful past will poison your heart and your tomorrow. If you look at today through the eyes of the past, you can never see what the present moment has to offer.
Bryant H. McGill
Anything that makes weak – physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Swami Vivekananda
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees.
Victor Hugo
Investors need to pick their poison: Either make more money when times are good and have a really ugly year every so often, or protect on the downside and don’t be at the party so long when things are good.
Seth Klarman
I wish people would call poisons poison. I don’t mind people smoking marijuana, but they should admit it’s a poison, and coffee’s a poison, but the Americans lie so.
James Purdy
Look at that ugly dead mask here and do not forget it. It is a chalk mask with dead dry poison behind it, like the death angel. It is what I was this fall, and what I never want to be again. The pouting disconsolate mouth, the flat, bored, numb, expressionless eyes: symptoms of the foul decay within.
Sylvia Plath
All things are poisons. It is simply the dose that distinguishes between a poison and a remedy.
Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia’s aims has been greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison.
James Forrestal
Hate poisons your life.
Robert Thurman
Food, one assumes, provides nourishment; but Americans eat it fully aware that small amounts of poison have been added to improve its appearance and delay its putrefaction.
John Cage
Even in the darkest moments, light exists if you have the faith to see it. Fear is a poison produced by the mind, and courage is the antidote stored always in the soul. In misfortune lies the seed of future triumph.
Dean Koontz
I’m not excusing crime or those who bring poison into the community, but I do want brothers and sisters in prison to know someone cares.
Hill Harper
There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.
Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.
Liu Xiaobo
No matter how hard she tried to concentrate on something else, to pass the time and to distract her from the situation she was in, the fear came trickling out. It hovered like a cloud of gas around her, threatening to penetrate her pores and poison her.
Steig Larsson
Sincerity is not test of truth-no evidence of correctness of conduct. You may take poison sincerely believing it the needed medicine, but will it save your life?
Tryon Edwards
What is one person’s pleasure is another’s poison.
Cassandra Clare
Fake fat, fake colours, fake flavours, fake sweeteners: this is poison.
Jillian Michaels
until it had been clearly explained that men were always and always partly wrong in all their ideas, life would be full of poison and secret bitterness. Men fight about their philosophies and religions, there is no certainty in them; but their contempt for women is flawless and unanimous.
Dorothy Richardson
The difference between real material poison and intellectual poison is that most material poison is disgusting to the taste, but intellectual poison, which takes the form of cheap newspapers or bad books, can unfortunately sometimes be attractive.
Leo Tolstoy
I support freedom of expression, no matter whose, so I oppose DDoS attacks regardless of their target… they’re the poison gas of cyberspace.
John Perry Barlow
I take really good care of myself. I promised myself long ago that I would never miss a hunting season, never poison my sacred temple with drugs, alcohol, tobacco or bad food.
Ted Nugent
We’ve long felt that the only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune tellers look good. Even now, Charlie and I continue to believe that short-term market forecasts are poison and should be kept locked up in a safe place, away from children and also from grown-ups who behave in the market like children.
Warren Buffett
But alas, the most terrifying aspect of the whole fascist episode is the dark fact that most of its poisons are generated not by evil men or evil peoples, but by quite ordinary men in search of an answer to the baffling problems that beset every society.
John T. Flynn
In view of my services in Africa, I have the chance of dying by poison. Two generals have brought it with them. It is fatal in three seconds. If I take the poison, none of the usual steps will be taken against my family; that is, against you. They will also leave my staff alone.
Erwin Rommel
Grow the lawn and mow the lawn always keep the TV on, brush your teeth and kill the germs, poison apples, poison worms.
Trenton Lee Stewart
I hate feminism. It is poison.
Margaret Thatcher
I believe that the world isn’t always what we can see…I believe there are secrets in the woods. And I believe that goodness wins out…So, if someone’s changed overnight – by witch curse or poison apple or were-turtle – you have to show them what’s good. You show them love. That works a surprising amount of the time.
Anne Ursu
Inequality is a poison that is destroying livelihoods, stripping families of dignity, and splitting communities.
Sharan Burrow
One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.
Friedrich Schiller
Unsound minds like unsound Bodies, if you feed, you poyson.
[Unsound minds, like unsound bodies, if you feed, you poison.]
George Herbert
I view it as one of the greatest crimes to shadow the minds of the young with these gloomy superstitions, and with fears of the unknown and the unknowable to poison all their joy in life.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
That’s the key to our team. We have so many weapons. You can just pick your poison.
Steve Nash
Simply because my people are hungry, that is no justification to give them poison, to give them genetically modified food that is intrinsically dangerous to their health.
Levy Mwanawasa
Many an expert says that there is a certain affinity between (Capablanca’s style) and that of the world master, Lasker. There may be some truth in it. Lasker’s style is clear water, but with a drop of poison which is clouding it. Capablanca’s style is perhaps still clearer, but it lacks that drop of poison.
Jacques Mieses
Hanging on to a resentment, someone once said, is like drinking poison and hoping it will kill someone else.
Alice May
Though Satan instils his poison, and fans the flames of our corrupt desires within us,we are yet not carried by any external force to the commission of sin, but our own flesh entices us, and we willingly yield to its allurements.
John Calvin
What I ate for breakfast on school mornings was one buttered roll–a soft roll, not a hard roll–and one cup of cocoa; any attempt to alter this menu I regarded as a plot to poison me.
Esther Hautzig
Fraud and deceit have been practiced since the beginning of history…Brass has been called gold; glass has been sold as diamonds; and poison has been hawked as excellent food. The story of fraud throughout the ages forms an ugly chapter of human history.
John Andreas Widtsoe
Falsehood, like poison, will generally be rejected when administered alone; but when blended with wholesome ingredients may be swallowed unperceived.
Richard Whately
My love, do you recall the object which we saw, That fair, sweet, summer morn! At a turn in the path a foul carcass On a gravel strewn bed, Its legs raised in the air, like a lustful woman, Burning and dripping with poisons, Displayed in a shameless, nonchalant way Its belly, swollen with gases.
Charles Baudelaire
There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Away! Thou’rt poison to my blood.
William Shakespeare
What we say in private we must be willing to say with a heart burning with love and honor before the face of our leaders. If not, we will poison our spirits and it will manifest in the presence of our leaders.
John Bevere
Pay no attention to pop culture, for it is what poisons our minds and divides our children. Materialism promotes negative values and egotism. Eliminate all of it. It is the plague of Big Business.
Suzy Kassem
the touch of evil poisons by the idea of it. Reject the idea, and you’ve rejected the evil
Robin McKinley
“State,” I call it, where they all drink poison, the good and the wicked; “state,” where they all lose themselves, the good and the wicked; “state,” where they all call their slow suicide-“life.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
Your presence is a moral poison that would contaminate the most virtuous
Emily Bronte
Whatever parent gives his children good instruction and sets them at the same time a bad example, may be considered as bringing them food in one hand and poison in the other.
John Balguy
They abandon the Ambrosial Nectar and turn to poison, they earn poison, and poison is their only wealth.
Harmeet Singh
Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.
John Owen
The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates the possessor from the community.
Carl Jung
The era itself has nothing to do with anything. We weren’t really attached to that at all. I just saw this thing where they had a Poison concert on VH1, and to me, that is being attached to an era.
Whatever man uses without the fear of God, whatever he applies to the mere gratifying of his flesh, cannot fail to operate as a poison to the soul, however pleasant and salutary it may appear to be to the body.
Johann Arndt
A drop of poison on that gathering snow. That moment in the fairy tale when we know what just happened but the princess doesn’t.
Deb Caletti
Normal fear protects us; abnormal fear paralyses us. Normal fear motivates us to improve our individual and collective welfare; abnormal fear constantly poisons and distorts our inner lives. Our problem is not to be rid of fear but, rather to harness and master it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
My mom used to wear the fragrance Poison when I was younger, and I remember that scent and the purple bottle. That was my first [perfume] memory.
John Slattery
With one long breath, caught and held in his chest, he fought his sadness over his solitary life. Don’t cry, you idiot! Live or die, but don’t poison everything.
Saul Bellow
I think about it as not so much ‘I need to get it out of me,’ it’s not that my thoughts are poison, I just want to write good music.
Aldous Harding
All depressions are caused by government interference and the cure is always offered to take more of the poison that caused the disaster. Depressions are not the result of a free economy.
Ayn Rand
The weapons laboratory of Los Alamos stands as a reminder that our very power as pattern finders can work against us, that it is possible to discern enough of the universe’s underlying order to tap energy so powerful that it can destroy its discoverers or slowly poison them with its waste.
George Johnson
One day people will look back with amazement that we ever sought to grow our food with poisons.
John Robbins
Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills.
William Empson
Why did I adopt kids? I dunno. Let me look at my family: religious weirdo, gun nut, biker, boozer, dead tooth, too many cats, the guy who talks to his truck. Hmm. Maybe I adopted because genetically my balls are full of poison.
Dana Gould
one pain is cured by another. catch some new infection in your eye and the poison of the old one would die.
William Shakespeare
War poisons the land Like diseased minds downloaded/ into bowls of tears.
Let me get a sip of water here… you figure this stuff is safe to drink? Actually, I don’t care, I drink it anyway. You know why? Because I’m an American and I expect a little cancer in my food and water. I’m a loyal American and I’m not happy unless I let government and industry poison me a little bit every day.
George Carlin
The poison dart hidden in the raisin tart.
Christopher Paolini
Ego is probably one of the biggest poisons we can have – it’s toxic to any environment.
Jonny Kim
Nothing poisons love more than honesty. If love lasts until the day we die, we will live without showing our real self to our beloved until the day we die. Love makes us more beautiful and distorts us. Love takes our impulse to lie to an extreme.
Yang Gui-ja
A most mediocre person can be the object of a love which is wild, extravagant, and beautiful as the poison lillies of the swamp.
Carson McCullers
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
Jonathan Swift
Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine, are weak dilutions. The surest poison is time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The poison of selfishness destroys the world.
Catherine of Siena
Kindness can turn the bad man’s heart, and fools convert to wise, Make poison into nectar-juice, and friends of enemies.
We were in denial about the extent to which Britain had cured itself of the poison of racism.
Nish Kumar
Bands like – even Kiss to a degree – bands like Kiss and Motley, Ratt, Poison, Bon Jovi – I just think the days of those bands going out and selling ten or twelve, fifteen million records like they used to do back in the day, it’s not happening.
John Corabi
I’ve noticed a lot of people are very bold and blustery on Twitter because it’s easy to do that with the poison keyboard and a hundred and forty characters.
Kellyanne Conway
Amazing, the poisons I used to put in my body. I used to love it.
Ronnie Wood
It was suicide. Others killed themselves with poison or with a revolver. I killed myself with minutes and hours.
Henri Barbusse
Kitsch parodies catharsis…It is in vain to try to draw the boundaries abstractly between aesthetic fiction and kitsch’s emotional plunder. It is a poison admixed to all art; excising it is today one of art’s despairing efforts.
Theodor Adorno
Maybe her own tears were the poison that made her grow.
Francesca Lia Block
Woes and wonders of power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea.
Emile M. Cioran
The coward’s weapon, poison.
John Fletcher
Box-office poison? Mr. Louis B. Mayer always asserted that the studio had built Stage 22, Stage 24 and the Irving Thalberg Building, brick by brick, from the income on my pictures.
Joan Crawford
I look at ANWR (Artic National Wildlife Refuge) as a poison pill in the energy bill.
Ben Nelson
Everybody does stupid things in life. Some of us more than others. You think you’re going to get away with it. Or one or both of you just stop thinking. But it happens. And when it does, you can keep drinking it like poison, or you can put it behind you and go make the most of the rest of your life.
Claire Cook
Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.
Vladimir Lenin
One man’s Poison Ivy is another Fellow’s Spinach.
George Ade
I have never known anyone important enough to consume me in anger beyond a few hours. Better to depart their existence before they poison your own.
Gordon Parks
Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit— YOU choose.
The recollection of an injury is . . . a rusty arrow and poison for the soul.
Francis of Paola
I’ve always wanted to write about a “haunted” film, something imbued with a malign, potentially fatal attraction, an image which poisons everyone who’s unfortunate enough to view it.
Gemma Files
When every minute of your day is planned & you are packed for days,
you shall soon realize that the pain of past fades, vision of life gets
clearer and all that seemed to poison your life Ceases to exist.
Sujit Lalwani
A bookshop is powder-magazine, a dynamite-shed, a drugstore of poisons, a bar of intoxicants, a den of opiates, an island of sirens.
John Cowper Powys
Hate wears you down and doesn’t hurt your enemy. It’s like taking poison and hoping your enemy will die.
Mark Frost
Remorse is as the heart in which it grows; If that be gentle, it drops balmy dews Of true repentance; but if proud and gloomy, It is the poison tree, that pierced to the inmost, Weeps only tears of poison.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the crudest words.
Joyce Brothers
Use what seems like poison as medicine. Use your personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings.
Pema Chodron
The idea that we live in a post-modern culture is a myth. In fact a post-modern culture is an impossibility; it would be utterly unlivable. Nobody is a post-modernist when it comes to reading the labels on a medicine bottle versus a box of rat poison! You better believe that texts have objective meaning!
William Lane Craig
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant.
Gautama Buddha
How terrible to be alcoholic. You just want to quietly soothe and maybe poison yourself, but you end up poisoning those around you as well, like trying to commit suicide with a gas oven and unwittingly murdering your neighbors.
Jonathan Ames
We do not think it necessary to prove that a quack medicine is poison; let the vender prove it to be sanative.
Thomas B. Macaulay
It is better to be tired from physical exertion than to be fatigued by the ‘poisons’ generated by nervousness while lying awake.
Joseph Pilates
Tobacco surely was designed
To poison, and destroy mankind.
Philip Freneau
Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Malachy McCourt
The man recovered of the bite, The dog it was that died.
Oliver Goldsmith
You can have no wise laws nor free enforcement of wise laws unless there is free expression of the wisdom of the people — and, alas, their folly with it. But if there is freedom, folly will die of its own poison, and the wisdom will survive.
William Allen White
[Beauty is] a delicate bait with a deadly hook; a sweet panther with a devouring paunch, a sour poison in a silver pot.
John Lyly
Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea.
Emil Cioran
I felt like challenging myself and challenging my readers with something darker and heavier. I don’t know how to explain it, because I’m not a political person. I have two political stories, and that’s it: ‘Human Diastrophism’ and ‘Poison River’.
Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero
Periodic fasts are necessary to flush out the poisons.
Jentezen Franklin
There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
Andre Maurois
The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation.
C. Northcote Parkinson
The GOP establishment, in particular, is facing a pick-your-poison kind of decision. Many establishment Republicans dislike [Ted] Cruz personally. He has no Senate endorsements.
Mara Liasson
Glory is a poison, good to be taken in small doses.
Honore de Balzac
… Amongst all the mechanical poison that this terrible nineteenth century has poured upon men, it has given us at any rate one antidote – the Daguerreotype. (1845)
John Ruskin
The honied tongue hath its poison.
Publilius Syrus
The chemistry of dissatisfaction is as the chemistry of some marvelously potent tar. In it are the building stones of explosives, stimulants, poisons, opiates, perfumes and stenches.
Eric Hoffer
Poison. The perfect weapon for a snake.
Suzanne Collins
I hate those movies where hundreds of people get blown up and there are jokes afterward. They poison the soul.
Rob Reiner
Debt is to man what the serpent is to the bird; its eye fascinates, its breath poisons, its coil crushes sinew and bone, its jaw is the pitiless grave.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote.
George Gurdjieff
Who would want one’s children growing up buying things like bitcoin? I hope to God my family doesn’t buy it. It’s noxious poison.
Charlie Munger
Ignorance is a dangerous and spiritual poison, which all men ought warily to shun.
Pope Gregory I
Well, well, well, well. If it isn’t fat, stinking billygoat Billy-Boy in poison. How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip-oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if you have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou.
Anthony Burgess
Memory. My poison, my food.
Eduardo Galeano
When poison becomes a habit, it ceases to injure: make your soul gradually acquainted with death.
Saib Tabrizi
The point of nonviolence is to build a floor, a strong new floor, beneath which we can no longer sink. A platform which stands a few feet above napalm, torture, exploitation, poison gas, A and H bombs, the works. Give man a decent place to stand.
Joan Baez
No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould; they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea.
Kim Jong Il
The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie. It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite for heaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is not the X-rated video, but the prime-time dribble of triviality we drink in every night.
John Piper
I don’t know how we can fix a world where people have been so convinced that they are doing the right thing out of compassion and love and trying to help people when it is absolute poison. When it is absolutely destructive.
Matt Dillahunty
Gossip can also kill, because it kills the reputation of the person! It is so terrible to gossip! At first it may seem like a nice thing, even amusing, like enjoying a candy. But in the end, it fills the heart with bitterness, and even poisons us.
Pope Francis
The effect of that is to poison the flow of information to the President himself and to create a situation where a President can be almost, to use a metaphor, psychotically divorced from the realities in which he is acting.
Daniel Ellsberg
I would much prefer to suffer from the clean incision of an honest lancet than from a sweetened poison.
Mark Twain
Leaden trumpets spit the soot of power they say”I’m on your side when nobody is, cause nobody is.Come sit right here and sleep while I slip poison in your ear
St. Vincent
I felt like challenging myself and challenging my readers with something darker and heavier. I don’t know how to explain it, because I’m not a political person. I have two political stories, and that’s it: ‘Human Diastrophism’ and ‘Poison River.’
Gilbert Hernandez
Religion poisons everything good in this world.
I don’t hate journalists. You can’t hate a class of people. It’s wrong to say that. But I do think they’re a bit like poison. Never trust them. You can’t trust them as a class of people. It’s their job not to be trusted.
Mick Jagger
If you get someone who looks after himself and those around him, that’s a deep ecologist. He can talk philosophy that I understand. People like that don’t poison things, they don’t ruin things, they don’t lose soils, they don’t build things they can’t sustain.
Bill Mollison
First, pay off your high-interest-rate debt. If you have student loan debt – that’s low interest rate; that has a tax benefit – you can leave that out. A mortgage can be an OK one. Credit card debt is poison. That needs to be paid off right away.
Sallie Krawcheck
Let parents who hate their offspring rear them to hate labor, and to inherit riches; and before long they will be stung by every vice, racked by its poison, and damned by its penalty.
Henry Ward Beecher
Living indoors without fresh air quickly poisons the blood and makes people feel tired and seedy when they don’t know why. For myself, I sleep out of doors in winter as well as summer. I only feel tired or seedy when I have been indoors a lot. I only catch cold when I sleep in a room.
Robert Baden-Powell
Poison.” he said, deadpan. “That’s an unusual name to give your child. You must love her very much.” She’s a treasure.” Bram agreed, blithely ignoing the sarcasm. …. Then went a few dozen feet in silence, until they were out of eaarshor of the gaurd. She’s a treasure.” Poison mimicked, and Bram burst out laughing.
Chris Wooding
I know that there is not in the world a more subtle poison than that which is extracted from and administered by books.
Charlotte Dacre
If parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.
Marian Wright Edelman
Little by little, even with other cares, the slowly but surely working poison of the garden-mania begins to stir in my long-sluggish veins.
Henry James
Like an image in a dream the world is troubled by love, hatred, and other poisons. So long as the dream lasts, the image appears to be real; but on awaking it vanishes.
Samuel Johnson
Printer’s ink, when it spells out a doctor’s promise to cure, is one of the subtlest and most dangerous of poisons.
Samuel Hopkins Adams
We know it is impossible to go on finding, moving and wasting oil, leveling forests, paving land, dumping poisons, and multiplying our numbers. A new way of life, a new set of thoughts must be found.
Donella Meadows
This Christian poison hasn’t stopped yet.
Lionel Blue
Without the EPA and the national pollution safeguards it enforces, more children would have asthma. Our water would be less safe. More chemicals would poison our bodies. And more people would die prematurely from respiratory diseases and heart attacks.
Amber Valletta
Our peaceful non-co-operation must be constructive, non-destructive. Poison should not emerge from the throes of love.
Mahatma Gandhi
Kindness is a rotten fruit that poisons anyone who partakes of it. Throw it in the face of your enemies and let it ruin them instead.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
You should never poison a witch.
Kelly Link
The code of poor laws has at length grown up into a tree, which, like the fabulous Upas, overshadows and poisons the land; unwholesome expedients were the bud, dilemmas and depravities have been the blossom, and danger and despair are the bitter fruit.
Charles Caleb Colton
A new invention to poison people … is not a patentable invention.
Joseph Story
I respect a system that says we’re going to put every bit of pressure on anybody we have to put it on to get to the drug dealer who is bringing his poison into the country.
Bill McCollum
In fact, not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.
Anne Lamott
She takes another long haul, lets the smoke settle in her lungs– she has heard somewhere that cigarettes are good for grief. One long drag and you forget how to cry. The body too busy dealing with the poison.
Colum McCann
Don’t drink fluoridated water…Fluoride is a corrosive poison which will produce harm on a long term basis.
Charles Bernhard Heyd
We are prisoners of the world’s demented sink.
The soft enchantments of our years of innocence
Are harvested by accredited experience
Our fondest memories soon turn to poison
And only oblivion remains in season.
John Ashbery
Meditation is the antidote to all the poisons of your life. It is the nourishment of your authentic nature.
If the Negro is not careful he will drink in all the poison of modern civilization and die from the effects of it.
Marcus Garvey
There is an alchemy of quiet malice by which women can concoct a subtle poison from ordinary trifles.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It’s time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.
Mitt Romney
The tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
James, son of Zebedee
If you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison’ it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.
Lewis Carroll
Laughter is poison to fear.
George R. R. Martin
Rumour, gossip, slander – single drops of poison can pollute an entire system.
Bettany Hughes
It wasn’t until I started to do ‘Poison River’ that the readership started falling. ‘Poison River’ started out very slowly and simply, but then it got really dense and complicated. I don’t know, I think the readers just got fed up or burned out. They started dropping off.
Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero
I’m not financially insecure anymore either so I don’t have to sit there and get on the latest Poison tour just to make money, which is what a lot of them are doing.
Kip Winger
Clockwork Prince pg. 298 “Though rather despite myself, I thought him a pretty bit of poison to start with, but I have come around. There is a soul under all that bravado. And he is really alive, one of the most alive people I have ever met. When he feels something, it is as bright and sharp as lightning.
Cassandra Clare
Before the final battle in ‘Poison Princess,’ Evie remembered how to use her Empress powers, practiced with them to the point of exhaustion, then had a trial by fire. In a way, she earned those powers, as she hadn’t before, so that was certainly a confidence builder.
Kresley Cole
Look, it also attempts to poison our children, divide them from their parents and the teaching of the church and basically turn them into pawns for that movement so that they can sexualize them at the earliest possible age. It really is insidious and I agree with you, it is a super sin.
E.W. Jackson
So here is why I write what I do: We all have futures. We all have pasts. We all have stories. And we all, every single one of us, no matter who we are and no matter what’s been taken from us or what poison we’ve internalized or how hard we’ve had to work to expel it – – we all get to dream.
N.K. Jemisin
Psychology is as useless as directions for using poison.
Karl Kraus
I always say I stumbled on the information about the poison in Hinkley’s drinking water because I was sort of stumbling about in my life at that time generally, as a single mother.
Erin Brockovich
Gaiety is the soul’s health; sadness is its poison.
StanisЕ‚aw I LeszczyЕ„ski
When you are constantly hearing offensive words and always have some irritating matter in mind, only then do you have a whetstone for character development. If you hear only what pleases you, and deal only with what thrills you, then you are burying your life in deadly poison.
Zicheng Hong
I am in the poison gas business. Advertising should make you choke, make your eyes water, make you feel sick.
George Lois
There are millions of ways for people to die, if you number each vital organ, each ways it can fail, all the poisons from the earth and the sea which can cause these failures.
Steven Brust
Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don’t eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.
George Bernard Shaw
You cannot poison what is between us with your foul words. She is my light in the darkness and Johnny is my pathway ahead.
Juliet Marillier
O, Winter! Put away thy snowy pride;
O, Spring! Neglect the cowslip and the bell;
O, Summer! Throw thy pears and plums aside;
O, Autumn! Bid the grape with poison swell.
Thomas Chatterton
When the friendly jailer gave Socrates the poison cup to drink, the jailer said: “Try to bear lightly what needs must be.” Socrates did. He faced death with a calmness and resignation that touched the hem of divinity.
Dale Carnegie
If you got the poison, I’ve got the remedy.
Jason Mraz
The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.
Henry A. Wallace
Advertising is poison gas. It should bring tears to your eyes, unhinge your nervous system and knock you out.
George Lois
Where the poison wind blows a deadly plague spreading negativity, viciously unto every city.
Louis Eric Barrier
Refusing to forgive is like ingesting a lethal dose of poison and hoping it kills my enemy.
Max Lucado
Live or die but don’t poison everything.
Saul Bellow
I’m not going to lie: There are times I play mind tricks on myself, like that the french fries are poison. With desserts, I’ll let myself have just one bite, but I’ll look like a freak when I’m eating it, like when I did Duncan Hines commercials as a kid, just savoring every morsel.
Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink.
Nancy Astor
Having breast cancer is massive amounts of no fun. First they mutilate you; then they poison you; then they burn you. I have been on blind dates better than that.
Molly Ivins
Sin in a wicked man is like poison in a serpent; it is in its natural place.
Thomas Brooks
There have always been mixed emotions about Howard Cosell: Some people hate him like poison, and other people just hate him regular.
Buddy Hackett
We wouldn’t have to speak so critically if businesses would stop feeding dead animals to live ones, putting non-food substances into food, tinkering with genetic codes, and spraying the countryside with poisons.
Donella Meadows
In every tyrant’s heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
The fruits eaten temperately need not make us ashamed of our appetites, nor interrupt the worthiest pursuits. But put an extra condiment into your dish, and it will poison you.
Henry David Thoreau