… jealousy knows more than truth does. (Gabriel García Márquez

Jealousy quotes and aphorisms

… jealousy knows more than truth does.

Gabriel García Márquez

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!

Bob Marley
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! (Bob Marley)

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.

Robert A. Heinlein "Stranger in a Strange Land"

Fear can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy... fear makes you always, always hold something back.

Philip K. Dick (VALIS (VALIS Trilogy, #1)

When however small a measure of jealousy is mixed with misunderstanding, there is always going to be trouble.

John Irving (A Prayer for Owen Meany)

I don't think jealousy has much of a connection with real, objective conditions. Like if you're fortunate you're not jealous, but if life hasn't blessed you, you are jealous. Jealousy doesn't work that way. It's more like a tumor secretly growing inside us that gets bigger and bigger, beyond all reason. Even if you find out it's there, there's nothing you can do to stop it.

Haruki Murakami (Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories)

Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others - it only changes yours.

Shannon L. Alder (300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It's Too Late)

So full of artless jealousy is guilt,
It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.

William Shakespeare (Hamlet)
So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilt. William Shakespeare (Hamlet)

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.

Erica Jong

Count your blessings, not your problems. Count your own blessings, not someone else's. Remember that jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.

Roy T. Bennett (The Light in the Heart)

You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.

Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale)

"Love" is a that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own...Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.

Robert A. Heinlein

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.

William Shakespeare (Othello)
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on. William Shakespeare (Othello)

Jealousy is such an ugly emotion.

Cassandra Clare (City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)

As a jealous man, I suffer four times over: because I am jealous, because I blame myself for being so, because I fear that my jealousy will wound the other, because I allow myself to be subject to a banality: I suffer from being excluded, from being aggressive, from being crazy, and from being common.

Roland Barthes (A Lover's Discourse: Fragments)

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.

H. Havelock (Ellis)

In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.

François de La Rochefoucauld

I measured love by the extent of my jealousy.

Graham Greene (The End of the Affair)
I measured love by the extent of my jealousy. (Graham Greene (The End of the Affair))

Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.

George Lucas

Jealousy isn't a pleasant quality, but if it isn't overdone (and if it's combined with modesty), apart from its inconvenience there's even something touching about it.

Milan Kundera (Laughable Loves)

Here's what I think: the five most unattractive traits in people are cheapness, clinginess, neediness, unwillingness to change and jealousy. Jealousy is the worst, and by far the hardest to conceal.

Douglas Coupland (Hey Nostradamus!)

Envy is when you want what someone else has. Jealousy’s when you also don’t want them to have it.

Kirsten Hubbard (Wanderlove)

Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.

Baz Luhrmann

Nothing brings on jealousy like laughter.

Françoise Sagan
Nothing brings on jealousy like laughter. (Françoise Sagan)

Jealousy’s a weak emotion.

Jay-Z

You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn. (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

The way you think about yourself determines your reality. You are not being hurt by the way people think about you. Many of those people are a reflection of how you think about yourself.

Shannon L. Alder

Jealousy - at least as far as he understood it from his dream - was the most hopeless prison in the world. Jealousy was not a place he was forced into by someone else, but a jail in which the inmate entered voluntarily, locked the door, and threw away the key. And not another soul in the world knew he was locked inside. Of course if he wanted to escape he could do so. The prison, was after all, his own heart. But he couldn't make that decision. His heart was as hard as a stone wall. This was the very essence of jealousy.

Haruki Murakami (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage)

Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands.

Oscar Wilde

Animals don't know as much about jealousy as people, but they're not ignorant of it, either.

Stephen King (The Waste Lands. The Dark Tower, #3)
Animals don't know as much about jealousy as people, but they're not ignorant of it, either. (Stephen King (The Waste Lands. The Dark Tower, #3))

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.

George Eliot (The Mill on the Floss)

Marriage and its entourage of possession and jealousy enslave the spirit.

Irvin D. Yalom (When Nietzsche Wept)

Jealousy is the most dreadfully involuntary of all sins.

Iris Murdoch

Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.

Lord Byron
Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it. (Lord Byron)

What does jealousy indicate? Jealousy is love manifested in the physical world. If you are jealous you have a debt to pay; if someone is jealous of you, he has a debt to pay to you.

Petar Dunov

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