1. “I will never forget or forgive an act of cruelty. You deliberately hurt me, my friends or anyone I love, and you’ll bleed for it.”–(a character in Persephone’s Underground, a novel by Rickey Pittman)
2. “Revenge is a dish best served cold.”–from Man on Fire
3. Nemo me impune lacessit – Latin motto of the Order of the Thistle, numerous Scottish regiments in various armies, one U.S. Marine regiment, and the Royal Coat of Arms of Scotland. It is also the family motto of Montresor in Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado.”
4. “His obligation was to the feud . . . beneath it all still rose the black rage of the mountain man . . . He only felt the feeling of generations of the code handed down from the Welsh and Scot clans and burned into his being.” — from Gone to Texas (the novel Josey Wales was based on).