„I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.“
"Me and My House" in Harper's (November 1955); republished in Notes of a Native Son (1955)
Source: The Fire Next Time
„I hate polite conversation. I hate it when people stand around and go, 'Hi, how are you?' I hate words that don't have any reason or meaning. Also I hate it when people smoke in elevators and closed in places. It's just so rude.“
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
„Somewhere somebody must have some sense. Men must see that force begets force, hate begets hate, toughness begets toughness.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1950s, Loving Your Enemies (November 1957)
Context: Somewhere somebody must have some sense. Men must see that force begets force, hate begets hate, toughness begets toughness. And it is all a descending spiral, ultimately ending in destruction for all and everybody. Somebody must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate and the chain of evil in the universe. And you do that by love.
„Some people are like "Oh, I hate guitars." How can you hate a guitar? It makes no sense. It's just an instrument.“
— Andrew Sega musician from America 1975
AeschTunes interview with Iris http://www.angelfire.com/music5/aeschtunes/interviews/iris.html
„Of course I hate these people and let's all hate these people because maybe hate is what we need if we're gonna get something done.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
In 1989 interview http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/07/politics/trump-larry-king-central-park-five/index.html with Larry King, about the Central Park Five (who had, as was later discovered, been wrongfully convicted)
„One of [Mann's] many reasons for hating the Third Reich was that it forced him to be a better man than he really was.“
— Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019
'Thomas Mann', p. 453
Essays and reviews, Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time (2007)
„“Black with hate,” said Becca. “You are gathering your people with hate.”
“Can you imagine conducting a war with love?” asked Ta-Kumsaw.
“That’s a reason to refuse to make war at all,” she said gently.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Source: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Red Prophet (1988), Chapter 17.
„I don’t hate God. Some people say it’s impossible to hate a fictional character, but I hated the wicked step-mother in Disney’s Cinderella. Of course that’s because I knew people like her. Even though God is the most objectionable character in all fiction, he’s not real enough to hate. So it’s not that I hate God; it’s that I hate lies, and that’s what your god is made of.
If your god was real, you’d be able to convince me. In fact, he wouldn’t need you. I’d already know. However you are demonstrably wrong on everything you’ve said so far. Whether I can convince you of that depends only on whether you’re reasonably honest.“
— Aron Ra Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast 1962
Patheos, Correspondence with a Creationist http://www.patheos.com/blogs/reasonadvocates/2017/06/06/correspondence-with-a-creationist/ (June 6, 2017)
— Stewart Lee English stand-up comedian, writer, director and musician 1968
Series 4 Episode 2: "Islamophobia"
Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel (1995)
„Love me or hate me, it's one or the other. Always has been. Hate my game, my swagger. Hate my fadeaway, my hunger. Hate that I'm a veteran. A champion. Hate that. Hate it with all your heart. And hate that I'm loved, for the exact same reasons.“
— Kobe Bryant American basketball player 1978 - 2020
„There are plenty of good reasons for fighting," I said, "but no good reason ever to hate without reservation, to imagine that God Almighty Himself hates with you, too. Where's evil? It's that large part of every man that wants to hate without limit, that wants to hate with God on its side. It’s that part of every man that finds all kinds of ugliness so attractive.“
Mother Night (1961)
— John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631
A Fever, stanza 1
„[.. ] the values to which people cling most stubbornly under inappropriate conditions are those values that were previously the source of their greatest triumphs.“
Cited by Tim Flannery, "Learning from the past to change our future" http://science.sciencemag.org/content/307/5706/45.full, Science, volume 307, 7 January 2005, page 45.
Source: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (2005)
„I hated my life when I was going through those early days and having to deal with drunken musicians and drugged musicians. I hated it.“
— Anne Murray Canadian singer 1945
On her early career in the 1960s, as quoted in "Anne Murray says farewell with All of Me", CBC Arts, CBC.ca, 29 October 2009 https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/anne-murray-says-farewell-with-all-of-me-1.806879
„The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.“
— Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay British historian and Whig politician 1800 - 1859
Vol. I, ch. 3
History of England (1849–1861)