Quotations About / On: ANGER

  • 31.
    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).)
  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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).)
  • 35.
    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.)
  • 36.
    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).)
  • 37.
    ... two great areas of deafness existed in the South: White Southerners had no ears to hear that which threatened their Dream. And colored Southerners had none to hear that which could reduce their anger.
    (Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 1, ch. 16 (1962). Boyle, a white Virginian, was remembering what the American South was like at the commencement of the 1950s civil rights movement.)
    More quotations from: Sarah Patton Boyle, anger, dream
  • 38.
    I seldom remember my father, but I sneeze and rub my nose the way he did. I also love my son with grief and anger, as he did.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
  • 39.
    The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Studies in Classic American Literature, ch. 2 (1924).)
  • 40.
    Children treat their friends differently than they treat the other people in their lives. A friendship is a place for experimenting with new ways of handling anger and aggression. It is an arena for practicing reciprocity, testing assertiveness, and searching for compromise in ways children would not try with parents or siblings.
    (Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Toddlers and Preschoolers, ch. 6 (1994).)
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