Betrayal

One lie can ruin a thousand truths

Betrayal is a theme that runs in stories, from ancient Shakespeare plays like Macbeth to the stories written for this generation now, stories like Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, cropping up as subplots in majority of other stories. Personally, I like these type of stories, when nicely written, they are beautiful to read.

Brilliantly heartbreaking, sometimes, when reading from the perspective of the one who has been betrayed, even though some stories from the betrayer’s perspectives can be good, too.

The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.

Which is totally true. Enemies come at you from the front, perhaps from the shadows around you, but they are the ones you have never quite let your guard down around. They aren’t the ones you’ve probably shared laughter and tears with. They aren’t the ones who had mattered in your life.

And there’s:

Sometimes, the person you’d take a bullet for ends up being the one who pulled that trigger.

This is my favourite of all times, first and foremost because it makes for an amazing story. Just looking at this, I’d be imagining a character all jaded and cynical, having been betrayed this way already. And that spawns so many ideas, which is why this quote is great.

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