Quotations About / On:
The ice does not in pain scream when in the sun he melts in the stream nor does he in pain scream when he higher climbs as spiraling steam.
The massacre bleeds red, the screams do grow, then silent night does come
Within these walls I silently scream.
(A feeling of being completely alone and cut off with no one to listen or talk to.)
The screaming silence of no's knife in yes's wound.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1967. The narrator, in Stories and Texts for Nothing 13, p. 139, Grove Press (1968).)
The screen of supreme good fortune curved his absolute smile into a celestial scream.
(John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "The Young Son.")
You can't have operations without screams. Pain and the knifethey're inseparable.
(Jean Scott Rogers. Robert Day. Mr. Blount (Frank Pettingell), Corridors of Blood, mocking Mr. Benton, who is trying to discover an anesthetic (1958).)
Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wave-length of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.
(Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. Alfred Ludens, in The Message to the Planet, pt. 6 (1989).)
Shit, shit, said Pichrocole, you remind me of Melun eels. You scream before you've even been skinned.
(François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Picrochole, in Gargantua, ch. 47, p. 129, Pleiade edition (1995).)
Prussia: freedom of movement with a muzzle. Austria: an isolation cell in which screaming is allowed.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
Instead of the scream of a fish hawk scaring the fishes, is heard the whistle of the steam-engine, arousing a country to its progress.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 90, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)