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52 Evil Eye Quotes for Either Fear or Fashion

Dayna Remus
Dec 03, 2022
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The evil eye symbol was not so recently a massive fashion trend. But there is much more to this beautiful adornment than meets the eye. Read the following 52 quotes to find out more.

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The evil eye amulet or talisman is designed to look like an eye with great cultural and historical significance. However, due to its delightful aesthetic, it became popular in mainstream fashion, with many pieces of clothing, especially jewelry, entering the market.

However, this evil eye amulet, the Nazar in Arabic, has a deeper meaning. It is meant to ward off the curse of the evil eye, which usually comes about in bitter jealousy.

It is part of many vast histories, cultures, and religions, the current belief in the evil eye. This includes the Quran and the Bible, which both refer to this curse. Read these 52 quotes to learn more.

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Gracie Gold’s quote: "I always wear my evil eye necklace to ward off bad karma. I always wear one to protect me." | Image: AmoDays

Gracie Gold’s quote: "I always wear my evil eye necklace to ward off bad karma. I always wear one to protect me." | Image: AmoDays

Quotes about What the Evil Eye Is

"The evil eye is true, so perform ablution for it." — Hadith

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"An evil eye can see no good." — Danish Proverb

"The evil eye brings a man to his grave and a camel into the cauldron." — Prophet Muhammad

"Any eye is an evil eye that looks in on to a mood apart." — Robert Frost

"The evil eye is the fascinum; it is that which has the effect of arresting movement and, literally, of killing life. At the moment the subject stops, suspending his gesture, he is mortified. This anti-life, anti-movement function of the terminal point is the fascinum, and it is precisely one of the dimensions in which the power of the gaze is exercised directly." — Jacques Lacan

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Hadith’s quote: "The evil eye is true, so perform ablution for it."  | Image: AmoDays

Hadith’s quote: "The evil eye is true, so perform ablution for it." | Image: AmoDays

Quotes about Protecting Oneself from the Evil Eye

"Always tiptoe. I don't want them to hear you. I need to keep you in a bubble. I don't want them to hurt you. I fear the evil eye. I need to protect you from it." — Juveria Fatima

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"I always wear my evil eye necklace to ward off bad karma. I always wear one to protect me." — Gracie Gold

"I was named for my grandmother. It's an evil eye name to protect you from bad things." — Stana Katic

Quotes on the Definition of Evil

"Evil has eye of an angel." — Deva Darkhear

"No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases, it strikes the eye." — Aristotle

David Mitchell’s quote: "Evil is in the eye of the beholder." | Image: AmoDays

David Mitchell’s quote: "Evil is in the eye of the beholder." | Image: AmoDays

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"Evil is the radiation of the human consciousness in certain transitional positions. It is not actually the sensual world that is a mere appearance. What is so is the evil of it, which, admittedly, is what constitutes the sensual world in our eyes." — Franz Kafka

"Evil is in the eye of the beholder." — David Mitchell

Quotes on 'an Eye for an Eye'

"Jesus knew that the old eye-for-eye philosophy would leave everyone blind. He did not seek to overcome evil with evil. He overcame evil with good. Although crucified by hate, he responded with aggressive love." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"An eye for an eye, I say. If someone hits you, you hit back, do you not? Why then should not the State, very severely hit by you brutal hooligans, not hit back also? But the new view is to say no. The new view is that we turn the bad into the good. All of which seems to be grossly unjust." — Anthony Burgess

"Fury is the best fuel of all. It is so clean, so marvelous, so ruthless. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, rage against evil is better than sorrow. Sorrow can't balance the scales." — Lilith Saintcrow

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s quote: "Jesus knew that the old eye-for-eye philosophy would leave everyone blind. He did not seek to overcome evil with evil. He overcame evil with good. Although crucified by hate, he responded with aggressive love." | Image: AmoDays

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s quote: "Jesus knew that the old eye-for-eye philosophy would leave everyone blind. He did not seek to overcome evil with evil. He overcame evil with good. Although crucified by hate, he responded with aggressive love." | Image: AmoDays

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"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." — Mahatma Gandhi

"The message of Good Friday is that the dictum of an eye for an eye cannot work. The way to conquer evil is through good." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

"If we live according to the law, an eye for an eye…we will never escape from the spiral of evil." — Pope Francis

Evil Eye Quotes on Morality

"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." — Albert Einstein

"A deep man believes that the evil eye can whither, the heart's blessing can heal, and that love can overcome all odds." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Emmanuel Jal’s quote: "The worst people on earth are not only those who commit evil but those who stand by and turn a blind eye." | Image: AmoDays

Emmanuel Jal’s quote: "The worst people on earth are not only those who commit evil but those who stand by and turn a blind eye." | Image: AmoDays

"You see with your eyes. This means you can be misled by charm by outward appearance. By webs of glamor, by surface pretenses. I do not see with my eyes. I see good, and I see evil. Nothing else." — Neil Gaiman

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"Keep your eyes open. Guard your thoughts. Negativity lurks to divide you from one another, so your better natures become poisoned with hate. This is not who you are. This is not who you were destined to be. Keep your eye on unity. Keep your eye on encouragement. Keep your eyes on love. Then negativity will take its place as a powerless force. That is when you will fulfill the purpose you were born to achieve." — Tom Krause

"If evil lingers around you, it will rub off on you. It will cause stress, anxiety, and a lot of mental anguish!" — Stephen Richards

"I don't believe in the evil eye. If your soul is sinless, no evil eye can harm you. Even windstorm can fill dust in those houses whose windows are shaky." — Sunanda Das

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"The worst people on earth are not only those who commit evil but those who stand by and turn a blind eye." — Emmanuel Jal

Mary Shelley’s quote: "No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks." | Image: AmoDays

Mary Shelley’s quote: "No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks." | Image: AmoDays

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"The part of the philanthropist is indeed a dangerous one, and the man who would do his neighbor good must first study how not to do him evil and must begin by pulling the beam out of his own eye." — George MacDonald

Thought-Provoking Evil Eye Quotes

"Most people who perpetrate evil do not see what they are doing as evil. Evil exists primarily in the eye of the beholder, especially in the eye of the victim." — Roy F. Baumeister

"Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Some see an innocent victim. Others will see evil incarnate getting exactly what's deserved." — Emily Thorne

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"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness; the good he seeks." — Mary Shelley

Poetic Evil Eye Quotes

"Reason! how many eyes hast thou to see evils, and how dim, nay, blind, thou art in preventing them." — Philip Sidney

 Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s quote: "Night is a stealthy, evil raven wrapt to the eyes in his black wings." | Image: AmoDays

Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s quote: "Night is a stealthy, evil raven wrapt to the eyes in his black wings." | Image: AmoDays

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"From the disease of conceit. Give ya delusions of grandeur. And a evil eye..." — Bob Dylan, "Disease of Conceit"

"And even though we both fly, give each other space and not the evil eye." — Q-Tip

"Sixth sense, six pack, six degrees of separation. My evil third eye blinks with no hesitation." — Ghostface Killah

"Night is a stealthy, evil raven wrapt to the eyes in his black wings." — Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"I gazed at the monster and couldn't rip my gaze away. He was… beautifully twisted." — Jennifer West

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Spiritual Evil Eye Quotes

Jules Verne’s quote: "I have noticed that many who do not believe in God believe in everything else, even in the evil eye." | Image: AmoDays

Jules Verne’s quote: "I have noticed that many who do not believe in God believe in everything else, even in the evil eye." | Image: AmoDays

"For all good and evil, whether in the body or in human nature, originates in the soul, and overflows from thence, as from the head into the eyes." — Plato

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"She's a devil in disguise; I can tell by looking in her eyes, little Miss Strange." — Jimi Hendrix

"In being realistic, we do not always have to be pessimistic. Christ never blinked his eyes at bad things, but he never became so obsessed with human evil that He lost faith in man." — Ralph Washington Sockman

"I have noticed that many who do not believe in God believe in everything else, even in the evil eye." — Jules Verne

"We have to cover everything with the Lord himself, not a false sort of optimism, not by blinding our eyes to the evil, but by really seeing God in everything." — Swami Vivekananda

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Evil Eye Quotes on Envy

Jacopo Sannazaro’s quote: "Envy, my son, wears herself away and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye." | Image: AmoDays

Jacopo Sannazaro’s quote: "Envy, my son, wears herself away and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye." | Image: AmoDays

"The evil eye is real and should not be taken lightly. Most people are negligent in protecting themselves and do not worry about showing off their blessings, posting every detail of their life on social media. Know that not everyone who sees your story will be happy for you!" — Firdaus Shazz

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"If a negative viewer looks at you with an ugly fiendish eye, find a way and pluck off his eyes, or better still, protect your good image." — Michael Bassey Johnson

"Envy, my son, wears herself away and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye." — Jacopo Sannazaro

Evil Eye Quotes to Keep You on High Alert

"'I see how you look at me,' spits the hateful man. He thinks we look upon him with the evil eye when we are not looking at him that way at all. We are just looking at him. It's because he can't accept the hate inside of himself that he projects it onto us." — Kate McGahan

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Adrian Cole’s quote: "I have looked evil in the eye, my friend. I am afraid to say it does not blink." | Image: AmoDays

Adrian Cole’s quote: "I have looked evil in the eye, my friend. I am afraid to say it does not blink." | Image: AmoDays

"I don't think I've ever been face to face with pure evil, so I don't think I've ever seen it with my own eyes. But I do understand human frailty, and I do understand the capacity of people to be intermittently noble, and virtuous, and fallible." — Tom Hiddleston

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"I will hide my heart in your heart, and you will hide your heart in my heart, and no evil eye will hear it, our common heart, as familiar, in unison, it throbs to the world." — Kristian Goldmund Aumann

"You'll get quite an evil eye if you don't leave a tip at the bar." — Zach Braff

"I think I'm close to a lot of people in Bollywood, but I believe in evil eye, and I feel when I talk about friendships and relationships in public something somewhere goes wrong with it." — Arjun Rampal

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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s quote: "The message of Good Friday is that the dictum of an eye for an eye cannot work. The way to conquer evil is through good." | Image: AmoDays

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s quote: "The message of Good Friday is that the dictum of an eye for an eye cannot work. The way to conquer evil is through good." | Image: AmoDays

"When people have a sense of our military capability, nobody will ever dare to cast an evil eye on our nation." — Narendra Modi

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"A little black girl yearns for the blue eyes of a little white girl, and the horror at the heart of her yearning is exceeded only by the evil of fulfillment." — Toni Morrison

"I have looked evil in the eye, my friend. I am afraid to say it does not blink." — Adrian Cole

"May no evil eye peek thru window, keyhole, or gunsight at his white-haired face!" — Allen Ginsberg

Stana Katic’s quote:  "I was named for my grandmother. It’s an evil eye name to protect you from bad things."  | Image: AmoDays

Stana Katic’s quote: "I was named for my grandmother. It’s an evil eye name to protect you from bad things." | Image: AmoDays

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Idol-shaped evil eye amulets found in Syria via exhumation traced the evil eye concept back to the Mesopotamian period. The Egyptians were also said to have used their god Osiris' eye as an evil eye amulet to protect themselves from dark magic.

These are only two of the vast and varied connections that the evil eye and the amulet have in connection with cultures. When it comes to Western culture, it appears that this symbol has been extensively used for fashionable purposes, a phenomenon on which we should all draw our own opinions.

Beyond Osiris, the Egyptians worshipped one goddess in the flesh: Cleopatra. Read some quotes from fictional interpretations of this iconic ruler.

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