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Revolt Quotes

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Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

Related topics: Art

Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible
does not give rise to revolt but to submission.
- Simone Weil

To me art is a form of manifest revolt,
total and complete.
- Jean Tinguely

I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again
demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us.
- Howard Mumford Jones

 

The general revolt of a Nation cannot be called a Rebellion.
- Algernon Sydney

By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other,
they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side;
on the other,
vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.
- James Madison

Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic,
is always a revolt against artifice,
a revolt,
in a sense, against actuality.
- James Joyce

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It is not actual suffering but the taste of better
things which excites people to revolt.
- Eric Hoffer

We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who,
in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention,
disregarded also the humane aspiration.
- Irving Babbitt

Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed
by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
- Karl Marx

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology,
of the phantom of God.
As long as we have a master in heaven,
we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by
revolt within or by defeat by a rival.
- John Boyd Orr

On one level the sixties revolt was an impressive illustration
of Lenin's remark that the capitalist will sell you
the rope to hang him with.
- Ellen Willis

The right to revolt has sources deep in our history.
- William O. Douglas

Periodically, the workers do revolt against bourgeois society,
not by a hundred, five hundred, or a thousand,
but by the millions.
- Ernest Mandel

In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of
the word experience have been perceived,
with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
- Bertrand Russell

A civilization which leaves so large a number of its
participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt
neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
- Sigmund Freud

The young are generally full of revolt,
and are often pretty revolting about it.
- Mignon McLaughlin

We oppose occupation of land by force and we believe
in dialogue as the method for regaining Arab rights.
This is the spirit of the Great Arab Revolt.
- King Hussein I

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal,
and equals that they may be superior.
Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
- Aristotle

All art is a revolt against man's fate.
- Andre Malraux

This writer, and all others of his stamp,
should remember that the colonies are now in a state
of revolt and rebellion against their rightful sovereign.
- James Chalmers

To revolt is a natural tendency of life.
Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it.
In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an
animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Everything, everything in war is barbaric...
But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men
collectively to commit acts against which individually
they would revolt with their whole being.
- Ellen Key

To judge from all Communist papers, magazines and brochures,
and from all public assemblies, one might even surmise
that a revolt of the poor peasants in Western Europe
might break out at any moment!
- Herman Gorter

In revolt against this new and very evil thing came
the republicanism of the eighteenth century,
inspired and directed in large measure by members of
the fast perishing aristocracy of race,
character and tradition.
- Ralph A. Cram

What began as a revolt in response to the King of Great
Britain's repeated injuries against the colonies,
soon became a passionate and glorious call to fight
for the beginnings of a new country.
- John Linder

I am interested in anything about revolt,
disorder, chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning.
It seems to me to be the road toward freedom...
Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach
the mental through the physical.
- Jim Morrison

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes
friends with its grandfathers.
- Lewis Mumford

The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate
killing of women and children,
revolts my soul.
- Herbert Hoover

There is no rule without revolts and conspiracies,
even as there is no property without work and worry.
- Ivo Andric

There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny.
You may order and drive an individual,
but you cannot make him respect you.
- William Hazlitt

If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character,
the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful;
he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity,
and even the good in him is hardly accepted.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Those who sit at the feast will continue to enjoy themselves
even though the veil that separates them from the world
of toiling reality below has been lifted by mass revolts and critics.
- Mary Ritter Beard

Influence, people think about it as someone you like
but influence is also what you're revolted by.
In fact, often it's what you're running away from.
- Marc Ribot

I'm very in love with the fact that the camera is revolted
by acting and loves behaviour.
- Ben Kingsley

I was born in Paris in 1950.
I had a strict upper-class Catholic education but I
never really fitted in the system and revolted against it quite early.
- Francois Gautier

As liberty and intelligence have increased the people
have more and more revolted against the theological
dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest
sensibilities of the soul.
- Catharine Beecher

But in my own particular case, there was something
that happened when I became a mother.
Whenever in the news I saw an example of a child being abused or mistreated,
my response went from being appalled to being physically revolted.
- Mercedes Ruehl

Our only competition in the theater is boredom,
because if I'm bored with a play, if I'm revolted by a play on stage,
with the Broadway prices, especially today,
I'm going to walk out and not come back and pay that price again.
- Jerome Lawrence

Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am
by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp,
by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users
and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the
liberty of citizens on slight evidence.
- Milton Friedman

In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics
of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune.
- Taylor Caldwell

What a revolting contrast exists in England between
the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.
- Flora Tristan

Film is different for me now.
If the money is good and it's not totally revolting,
I'll do it.
- Claire Bloom

I'm just drawing it now.
It's totally revolting.
I'm sure you'll love it.
- Eddie Campbell

The political spin in Washington is revolting,
just revolting.
It's a callous political game.
- Rob Bishop

There is something revolting about the way girls' minds
often jump to marriage long before they jump to love.
And most of those minds are shut to what marriage really means.
- Dodie Smith

I know war as few other men now living know it,
and nothing to me is more revolting.
I have long advocated its complete abolition,
as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe
has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
- Ernest Hemingway

It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor,
for even when he writes about the rich,
he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.
- Flannery O'Connor

My mother brought me magicians and witches,
because I was very ugly, really revolting.
So she thought somebody had put a spell on me -
this is the truth -
so she made me drink some horrible terrifying potions,
for year.
- Roberto Benigni

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It would be insane for me to
lose sleep over the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

Cry for the souls of the angry,
for they sleep the troubled sleep of the damned.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God
is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
- Thomas Jefferson

A poet's work is to name the unnameable,
to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments,
shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
- Salman Rushdie

In the midst of these hard times it is our good health
and good sleep that are enjoyable.
- Knute Nelson

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel.
I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping
bag down in the basement.
It's humiliating.
- Ben Affleck

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine
the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.
- Rene Descartes

Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep,
and company only when they want it.
- Rod McKuen

Never hurry.
Take plenty of exercise.
Always be cheerful.
Take all the sleep you need.
You may expect to be well.
- James Freeman Clarke

The main facts in human life are five:
birth,
food, sleep, love and death.
- E. M. Forster


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