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Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create.
by Anthony Burgess

Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create.
They don't know how to use their energy creatively
so they do the opposite and destroy.
- Anthony Burgess

Laugh and the world laughs with you,
snore and you sleep alone.
- Anthony Burgess

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
- Anthony Burgess

Every dogma has its day.
- Anthony Burgess

 

One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth,
is that of Not Going.
- Anthony Burgess

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion.
Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
- Anthony Burgess

Bath twice a day to be really clean,
once a day to be passably clean,
once a week to avoid being a public menace.
- Anthony Burgess

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It's always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it.
To remember where you come from is part of where you're going.
- Anthony Burgess

Americans will listen, but they do not care to read.
War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement,
which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room.
- Anthony Burgess

We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.
- Anthony Burgess

A novelist should not be too intelligent either,
although...
he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
- Anthony Burgess

The downtrodden are the great creators of slang.
- Anthony Burgess

I didn't think; I experimented.
- Anthony Burgess

If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe
in the unseen Christlike potential of others.
- Anthony Burgess

Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
- Anthony Burgess

To write is to become disinterested.
There is a certain renunciation in art.
- Anthony Burgess

He said it was artificial respiration,
but now I find I am to have his child.
- Anthony Burgess

Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.
- Anthony Burgess

The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.
- Anthony Burgess

Books in a large university library system:
2,000,000.
Books in an average large city library:
10,000.
Average number of books in a chain bookstore:
30,000.
Books in an average neighborhood branch library:
20,000.
- Anthony Burgess

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper,
the country demands bold, persistent,
experimentation.
It is common sense to take a method and try it,
if it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
But above all, try something.
- Anthony Burgess

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The main goal of the future is to stop violence.
The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation,
and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands
prevails over that of those who obey.
- Denis Diderot

My religion is based on truth and non-violence.
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
- Isaac Asimov

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress,
as well for his defence against injury and violence,
as for his repose.
- Edward Coke

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
- Don DeLillo

Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence
all have roots in illiteracy,
so we're trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.
- Abdul Qadeer Khan

Resorting to violence and the use of force at holy sites is unacceptable,
whatever the reason might be.
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner

We fear violence less than our own feelings.
Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying
than what anyone else can inflict.
- Jim Morrison

Sometimes in the dark of night I begin to think.
And I wonder if Lee started all this violence.
- Marina Oswald

The power which establishes a state is violence;
the power which maintains it is violence;
the power which eventually overthrows it is violence.
- Kenneth Kaunda

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical
violence but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I don't like to go to the movies to see violence or
some kind of spy thing with all kinds of information
you have to assimilate to understand the plot.
- Pia Zadora

It's not that the film is violent, it's that people
have an issue with violence right now.
- Thomas Jane

Violence has been Nicaragua's most important export to the world.
- Ronald Reagan

The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our
confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
- Timothy Radcliffe

We shall continue to work for a Middle East that is
free of strife and violence,
living in harmony without the threat of terrorism or
the dangers of weapons of mass destruction.
- Hosni Mubarak

Of course, I write crime stories, and I have to describe
violence and the aftermath of violence.
- Jeffery Deaver

Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society:
violence punctuated by committee meetings.
- George Will

Passion is all but soft, it's not tender,
it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure.
- Isabelle Adjani

Violence and racism are bad.
Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we
should not turn a blind eye to them.
- Cate Blanchett

Anger is the enemy of non-violence
and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We do not deride the fears of prospering white America.
A nation of violence and private property has every
reason to dread the violated and the deprived.
- June Jordan

We improved the environment in which our children live,
learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down
on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets.
- Jane D. Hull

It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything.
I am not able to begin.
I simply skip what should be the beginning.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the
new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it,
the speed of his acceptance.
- E. B. White

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only
by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
- R. D. Laing


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