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The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch,
by Paul Fussell

The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch,
the lower the class.
- Paul Fussell

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

The worst thing about war was the sitting around and
wondering what you were doing morally.
- Paul Fussell

I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
- Paul Fussell

 

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Inflation is as violent as a mugger,
as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
- Ronald Reagan

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking
place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
- Billie Jean King

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There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

A weak man is just by accident.
A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must recognize the chief characteristic of the modern era -
a permanent state of what I call violent peace.
- James D. Watkins

But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions
maintains itself in much of popular media.
- Stanley Crouch

In my first film, Five Corners, I played a very scary,
violent crazed character, and it exposed me to a lot of directors.
- John Turturro

In violent streets and broken homes,
the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but
for more conscience and character.
- Cal Thomas

You can say battle or war or whatever,
but in the end, it's music.
It's not really violent in intent at all,
it's really just about expression and celebrating that in itself.
- Eric San

I believe that truth has only one face:
that of a violent contradiction.
- Georges Bataille

Violent passions are formed in solitude.
In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.
- Henry Home

Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal
wrong than by violent wrong;
the first looks like being cheated by an equal,
the second like being compelled by a superior.
- Thucydides

Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity.
The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.
- Saskya Pandita

The effect of violent dislike between groups has always
created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do
is to put it to a violent death;
I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion.
- George Etherege

I want to be optimistic because I don't think man is intrinsically violent.
- Bruce Kent

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible
will make violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy

Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression,
fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and
legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.
- Hans Kung

Through my mind, is just the horror of these people.
I had been held by them, I knew how violent they were.
- Patty Hearst

In economic panics throughout history,
the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners
and the middle class has often led to social revolution,
sometimes violent upheavals.
- Nick Clooney

Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates,
surely he will hold that its motion is natural,
not violent.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Violence - look, we live in a violent world,
man.
This country was founded on violence.
Who's kidding who?
- Bruce Willis

Violent statements and threats cannot provide a solution to the problem.
They can only exacerbate feeling and make a clash of forces inevitable.
- Stafford Cripps

Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood.
- Rob Reiner

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement
of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments
by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
- James Madison

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more
violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

Anything that is non-violent is OK with me.
- Jasmine Guy

England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse,
and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for
particularly violent cases.
- Leon Trotsky

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts,
than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The impulse to cruelty is, in many people,
almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love -
almost as violent and much more mischievous.
- Aldous Huxley

A very beautiful honey blonde, Sharon Tate,
looked into the eyes of the man who the evidence shows
just four and a half months later would order her tragic and violent death.
- Vincent Bugliosi

We're not nearly as violent as the westerns.
- Moe Howard

We decry violence all the time in this country,
but look at our history.
We were born in a violent revolution,
and we've been in wars ever since.
We're not a pacific people.
- James Lee Burke

In the last 10 years, in narcotics task forces,
in a number of violent crime task forces,
we've worked very closely together with state and local law enforcement.
- Robert Mueller

There's a lot of rage...
you have to express it somehow.
If I didn't express it in song, I'd become incredibly violent.
- Siobhan Fahey

To resort to power one need not be violent,
and to speak to conscience one need not be meek.
The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.
- Barbara Deming

If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent,
stay it with guidance and instruction.
- Xun Zi

Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the
principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence
among people of diverse cultures and systems of government.
- Sam Farr

I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household.
I spent much of my childhood being afraid.
- Patrick Stewart

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
- Emma Goldman

I believe that the high rates of property crime (and
some of the increase in violent crime) are part of
the price you pay for freedom.
- James Q. Wilson

Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.
- Ogden Nash

Be regular and orderly in your life,
that you may be violent and original in your work.
- Clive Barker

To lose a son under those circumstances -
a violent death like my son went through,
it just puts a burden on your heart.
- Brian Jones

All violent feelings have the same effect.
They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things,
which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.
- John Ruskin

Poverty does not make people terrorists,
but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates
and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas.
- Anna Lindh

This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational,
and gladly it stayed that way.
What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.
- John Blair

Now people want what the movie was about,
which is violent comedy.
And that's really what The Aristocrats is based on -
what will a family do out of desperation.
- Bob Saget

It is a violent sport that we choose as men,
and that we as parents allow our children to play.
- Troy Vincent

The trade of authorship is a violent,
and indestructible obsession.
- George Sand

God gave us intestines for a reason.
I'm not keen on surgery.
It's too extreme.
All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows
to see how violent it is.
- Kirstie Alley

It's up to each person's parents whether they think
it's too frightening or too violent,
how much their kids can handle, what they want to teach them,
what they want to show them.
- Gina Philips

A State infinitely worse than that which the most inflamed Zealot,
the most violent Republican or Enthusiast even pretended
to dread before the Rebellion commenced.
- Charles Inglis

An escalating, violent tit-for-tat may lead to terrorism.
- Mary Douglas

At the rate we're going, the 21st century looks pretty clear.
It's going to be pretty violent.
- Edward James Olmos

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself.
It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations:
it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
- Honore de Balzac

I'm really schizophrenic about that,
because on the one hand I would say,
yes there is, there's something inherently,
even violent about it, it's wild and raw and all this.
- Lester Bangs

The modern artist must live by craft and violence.
His gods are violent gods.
Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife,
are uninteresting.
- Ezra Pound

The dimensions of my feelings are too violent.
- Klaus Kinski

I'm not a violent person and I don't hit people.
- Shannen Doherty

I'm not a violent person.
- Manute Bol

A crash really occurs when you suddenly have a violent
downturn in the market that then heralds a long bull market.
- Ron Chernow

For a time during the early settlement of this country
peace and goodwill prevailed,
only to be followed later by violent and relentless warfare.
- Nelson A. Miles

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold,
shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical,
and then crawl back to the shelter.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

No violent extreme endures.
- Thomas Carlyle

I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again.
- Bernhard Goetz


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