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Quotations About / On: ANGER

  • 11.
    Idleness makes people feeble and peevish. Work makes them stalwart and prone to anger.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 12.
    Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Apr. 2, 1752, The French Correspondence of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, vol. I, p. 92, ed. Rex A. Barrell, trans. James Gray, Ottawa, Borealis Press (1980).)
  • 13.
    You would rouse to anger a heart of stone.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 334.)
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  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    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).)
  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    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).)
  • 20.
    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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