English citations of schadenfreude
- 1897, Arthur Schopenhauer, Thomas Bailey Saunders (translator), "Human Nature", The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer,
- But it is Schadenfreude, a mischievous delight in the misfortunes of others, which remains the worst trait in human nature.
- 1991, Jon Vitti, “When Flanders Failed”, in The Simpsons, season 3, episode 3:
- Lisa: Dad, do you know what Schadenfreude is?
- Homer: No, I do not know what shaden-frawde is. [sarcasm] Please tell me, because I'm dying to know.
- Lisa: It's a German term for `shameful joy', taking pleasure in the suffering of others.
- 2003, August 12, Ben Affleck in People magazine: Affleck Admits Gigli “Wasn't Good”.
- “I think there was a certain amount of ‘Schadenfreude,’ a certain amount of a critical slam dunk contest that it turned into, like some (critic) was saying ‘I have been saving up this one turn of phrase all summer.’”
- 2004, Russell Spears, Colin Wayne Leach, Intergroup Schadenfreude: Conditions and Consequences, in Larissa Z. Tiedens, Colin Wayne Leach (editors), The Social Life of Emotions, page 348,
- We then proceed to assess whether expressions of schadenfreude are more contingent on contextual factors that constrain schadenfreude by affecting the legitimacy of the emotional experience itself or its public expression.
- 2006 July 19, Tom Shales, “It Takes ‘Talent’ To Kill This Trend”, Washington Post, page C01.
- The early editions of the show supplied that crazy fix of schadenfreude that “American Idol” delivers in its audition phases, when the tone-deaf singers and oblivious klutzes take the stage and perform hilarious exercises in stupefied mortification.
- 2006 July 31, James Carney, “The Rise and Fall of Ralph Reed,” Time magazine, page 53.
- “Ralph Reed got nailed for being a phony,” says a fellow G.O.P. operative in Washington, with more than a little schadenfreude.
- 2010, Ivan Nyklíček, Ad Vingerhoets, Marcel Zeelenberg, Emotion Regulation and Well-Being, page 130,
- Perhaps the archetypal malicious emotion is schadenfreude: the pleasure one feels at the misfortune or downfall of another.
- 2010, Lars Fr. H. Svendsen, Kerri A. Pierce, A Philosophy of Evil, page 103,
- What about schadenfreude? Isn't taking pleasure in another's suffering the same thing as taking pleasure in evil because it's evil?