Betrayal Quotes

“When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.”
Isaac Bashevis Singer

“You want to believe that there’s one relationship in life that’s beyond betrayal. A relationship that’s beyond that kind of hurt. And there isn’t.”
Caleb Carr

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
William Blake

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

“It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”
David Levithan,

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

“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”
Suzanne Collins

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

“I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray.”
Albert Camus,

“To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.”

“Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love.”
John le Carre

“Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.”
Arthur Miller

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

“Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.”
Lauren Conrad

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

“I’d rather betray the world than let the world betray me.”
Cao Cao

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

“You can’t betray yourself too often, or you become somebody else.”
Ed Harris

“Anyone who hasn’t experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.”
Jean Genet

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

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

“To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one’s self.”
Peter Nivio Zarlenga

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

“To betray, you must first belong.”
Kim Philby

“As a writer, I have learned that each time I pick up my pencil I betray someone.”
Terry Tempest Williams

“It’s not your enemies who are likeliest to hurt you. It is, always, those you trust.”
Rachel Caine

“You are going to break your promise. I understand. And I hold my hands over the ears of my heart, so that I will not hate you.”
Catherynne M. Valente

“We have to distrust each other. It’s our only defense against betrayal.”
Tennessee Williams

“Betrayal is beautiful.”
Jean Genet

“I like animals because they are not consciously cruel and don’t betray each other.”
Taylor Caldwell

“Growth is betrayal.”
John Updike

“Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love.”
John le Carre

“To write is your last resort when you’ve betrayed someone.”
Jean Genet

“Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.”
William Wordsworth

“Shattered legs may heal in time, but some betrayals fester and poison the soul.”
George R.R. Martin

“A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.”

“Betrayal isn’t ridiculous. It’s the reason empires fall.”
Marisha Pessl

“Betrayal… is my favorite subject.”
Norman Jewison

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

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