Quotations About / On: SCREAM
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).)
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).)
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).)
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.")
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 cry of wanting to succeed is getting strangled by the scream of how. And the attempts to connect with people who have answers are being ignored.
(People not wanting to share information as to how they did "it".)
Their little ears listen to every word, thud, bump and scream. And their little hearts cry out in sorrow; "PLEASE STOP! "
(Domestic Violence. A household with violence affects the life of a child.)
My characters never die screaming in rage. They attempt to pull themselves back together and go on. And that's basically a conservative view of life.
(Jane Smiley (b. 1949), U.S. novelist. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 8, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).)