Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst.
Revenge is the sword that wounds the one who wields it.
—E. C. McKenzie
All the old knives That have rusted in my back, I drive in yours.
—Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia)
Look, even if you think we're still enemies, we're enemies with a common interest; revenge. You like revenge, right? Everybody likes revenge!
—GLaDOS, Portal 2
Then it will happen this way: You make the kill. But your pain doesn't die with Harvey, it grows. So you run out into the night to find another face, and another, and another, until one terrible morning you wake up and realize that revenge has become your whole life. And you won't know why.
—Bruce Wayne to Dick Grayson, Batman Forever
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
Revenge is like a poison, if we let it consume us, it will turn us into something ugly.
—Aunt May, Spider-Man 3
I'm an avenger!
—Uchiha Sasuke (fairly often), Naruto
The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He cannot only forgive, he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which impart sufficient strength to let the past be but the past.
—Robert E. Lee
Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
—Goliath, Gargoyles Abridged
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?
—Shylock, The Merchant of Venice
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord."
Evil wakes in vengeance. Be careful what you choose.
—Dahila, Silent Hill
Columbus: You know, they say, he who seeks revenge should remember to dig two graves.
Tallahassee: Oh right. Two graves. One for the big chick. One for the little chick.
Vae Victus - suffering to the conquered. Ironic that now I was the one suffering. Not anything as pedestrian as physical pain. Rather the cruel jab of impotent anger - the hunger for revenge. I didn’t care if I was in Heaven or Hell - all I wanted was to kill my assassins. Sometimes you get what you wish for. The Necromancer Mortanius offered me a chance for vengeance. And like a fool, I jumped at his offer without considering the cost. Nothing is free. Not even revenge.
—Kain, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
There is no greater release than that from vengeance sated.
—Kain, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.
—From The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allen Poe
Mine wasn't the most original approach to the problem. An eye for an eye, the first principle of revenge. Old as dirt, still going strong. The cardinal rule in going after someone with an intention to kill was not to make it personal -- which it almost always ended up being anyway. It did with me.
EFREET! I have come for you! Face me NOW!
—Tibicenas returning to the Djinn world for revenge against the Efreet in Adventure Quest Worlds
Properly speaking, there is no such thing as revenge. Revenge is an act which you want to commit when you are powerless and because you are powerless: as soon as the sense of impotence is removed, the desire evaporates also.
They say when you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. They underestimate me.
Any prize I want huh? I'll take revenge. Try having your face ripped apart. See what you ask for.
—Frank 'No Face' McCutcheon, Twisted Metal Black