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Whether a inspirational quote from your favorite celebrity John Scott, Penelope Lively or an motivational message about giving it your best from a successful business person, we can all benefit from a famous ambivalence quote.

It seems we are capable of immense love and loyalty, and as capable of deceit and atrocity. It's probably this shocking ambivalence that makes us unique. — John Scott

I've always been fascinated by the operation of memory - the way in which it is not linear but fragmented, and its ambivalence. — Penelope Lively

The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature. — Paul De Man

My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness. Sometimes I seem to myself, in my feelings toward these tiny guiltless beings, a monster of selfishness and intolerance. — Adrienne Rich

Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling. — David Seabury

For a mother the project of raising a boy is the most fulfilling project she can hope for. She can watch him, as a child, play the games she was not allowed to play; she can invest in him her ideas, aspirations, ambitions, and values -- or whatever she has left of them; she can watch her son, who came from her flesh and whose life was sustained by her work and devotion, embody her in the world. So while the project of raising a boy is fraught with ambivalence and leads inevitably to bitterness, it is the only project that allows a woman to be -- to be through her son, to live through her son. — Andrea Dworkin

The bond between a man and his profession is similar to that which ties him to his country; it is just as complex, often ambivalent, and in general it is understood completely only when it is broken: by exile or emigration in the case of one's country, by retirement in the case of a trade or profession. — Primo Levi

Indeed, it is that ambiguity and ambivalence which often is so puzzling in women — Lillian Breslow Rubin