Saturday, November 22, 2008


This week's topic is betrayal. Webster's defines it as follows:
Main Entry: be·tray

Pronunciation: bi-ˈtrā, bē-l

Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English, from be- + trayen to betray, from Anglo-French trahir, from Latin tradere Date:13th century
transitive verb1: to lead astray ; especially : seduce
2: to deliver to an enemy by treachery
: to fail or desert especially in time of need *betrayed his family*
4 a
: to reveal unintentionally *betray one's true feelings* b: show , indicate
: to disclose in violation of confidence *betray a secret*

intransitive verb: to prove false


~ To betray you must first belong ~ Harold Philby

~ One should rather die than be betrayed. There is no deceit in death. It delivers precisely what it has promised. Betrayal, though ... betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope. ~ Steven Deitz

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


~ Betrayal does that -- betrays the betrayer. ~
Erica Jong

~ Betrayal is the only truth that sticks. ~ Arthur Miller

~ It is most true, stylus virum arguit, - our style
betrays us. ~ Robert Burton


~ Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven, but not those who lack the courage of their own greatness. ~ Ayn Rand

~ Betrayal is about learning not to idealize external sources. ~ Linda Talley

~ Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side. ~ Barbara Kingsolver


~ Love is whatever you can still betray ... Betrayal can only happen if you love. ~ John LeCarre

~ Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all. ~
Jeab Genet

~ Each betrayal begins with trust. ~ Phish

~ When a woman wants to betray her husband, her actions are almost invariably studied but they are never reasoned. ~ Honore de Balzac


~ They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience... ~ Joseph Conrad

~ I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country ~ E. M. Forster


~ In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate. ~ Charles de Gaulle

~ No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness. ~ Blaise Pascal


~ O lovers! Be careful in those dangerous first days! Once you've brought breakfast in bed you'll have to bring it forever, unless you want to be accused of lovelessness and betrayal. ~ Milan Kundera

~ Then you should have died! Died, rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you! ~ Joanne Kathleen Rowling


~ I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a 'mistake' is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown. ~ Hugh Prather


This is my submission to the GBE. This week's topic is Betrayal.

The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you.

If your interested just go to Alicia's Blog and and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in", that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday.

Make sure you're not private though, so that everyone can read your blog.

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