What I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity.
— Hermann Hesse

Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared.
Erica Jong detested quote

When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.
— Oscar Wilde

Nothing can throw thee into the infernal abyss so much as this detested word -- heed well! -- this mine and thine.
— Angelus Silesius

Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?
— Sean Hannity