Quotations About / On: ANGER

  • 11.
    Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can't see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.
    (Thylias Moss, African American poet. As quoted in the Wall Street Journal (May 12, 1994).)
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  • 12.
    When we acknowledge our children's right to want things, as well as their right to be upset when they can't have what they want, it can go a long way toward defusing their anger and the tantrums that occur as a result.
    (Nancy Samalin (20th century), U.S. author and parent educator. Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma, ch. 2 (1991).)
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  • 13.
    The myths about what we're supposed to feel as new mothers run strong and deep. . . . While joy and elation are surely present after a new baby has entered our lives, it is also within the realm of possibility that other feelings might crop up: neediness, fear, ambivalence, anger.
    (Sally Placksin (20th century), U.S. writer and producer. Mothering the New Mother, ch. 1 (1994).)
  • 14.
    Over there, in Europe, all was shame and anger. Here it was exile or solitude, among these languid and agitated madmen who danced in order to die.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. D'Arrast in Brazil, in Exile and the Kingdom, "The Growing Stone," p. 174, Gallimard (1957).)
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  • 15.
    He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor ...
    (Sarah Bernhardt (1845-1923), French actor. The Art of the Theatre, ch. 3 (1924). Written in 1923.)
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  • 16.
    Adolescents need to be reassured that nothing—neither their growing maturity, their moods, their misbehavior, nor your anger at something they have done—can shake your basic commitment to them.
    (Laurence Steinberg (20th century), U.S. professor of psychology, and Ann Levine (20th century), U.S. author and writer. You and Your Adolescent, ch. 1 (1990).)
  • 17.
    I am absolutely sure that a lot of Daddy anger has more to do with unrealized dreams than with messy rooms. Trust me. You're not really angry at your kids. You're angry at somebody else, somebody who is a far less distinguished person than he dreamed of being.
    (Hugh O'Neill (20th century), U.S. writer. "Temper, Temper," Parenting (January 1995).)
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  • 18.
    What seems to me the highest and the most difficult achievement of Art is not to make us laugh or cry, or to rouse our lust or our anger, but to do as nature does—that is, fill us with wonderment.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by Francis Steegmuller. The Selected Letters of Gustave Flaubert, letter, August 26, 1853, to Louise Colet (Farrar, Strauss and Young, 1953).)
  • 19.
    Slumism is the pent-up anger of people living on the outside of affluence. Slumism is decay of structure and deterioration of the human spirit. Slumism is a virus which spreads through the body politic. As other "isms," it breeds disorder and demagoguery and hate.
    (Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, June 13, 1966, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Dallas, Texas.)
  • 20.
    I swear by the mighty power of Amon-Ra, whose anger can shatter the world, and by the dread power of Set, that I will never betray my trust as High Priest of Karnak.
    (Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane (1905-1983), U.S., and Christy Cabanne. Andoheb (George Zucco), The Mummy's Hand, as he assumes the office of High Priest (1940).)
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