„The road ahead of you is long, dark, and, I very much fear, bloodstained. I also very much fear that you will take us all down that road. But you must live to reach the end of it.“
— Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007
Elder Haman to Rand al'Thor
— Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962
Context: That public men publish falsehoods Is nothing new. That America must accept Like the historical republics corruption and empire Has been known for years. Be angry at the sun for setting If these things anger you. "Be Angry At The Sun" (1941)
„He was not actually drunk, but emotion made him feel as if he were. Sorrow, loss, anger—these were as good as a bottle of the very worst gin.“
— Michael Swanwick American science fiction author 1950
Chapter 19, “Ashes” (pp. 318-319)
„You don’t need to control emotion,” he said. “Emotions are natural, like passing weather. Sometimes it’s fear, sometimes sorrow or anger. Emotions are not the problem. The key is to transform the energy of emotion into constructive action.“
— Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior
— Richard Wagner German composer, conductor 1813 - 1883
Context: Music has taken a bad turn; these young people have no idea how to write a melody, they just give us shavings, which they dress up to look like a lion's mane and shake at us... It's as if they avoid melodies, for fear of having perhaps stolen them from someone else. 21 June 1880
— Joseph Conrad Polish-British writer 1857 - 1924
Pt. IV, ch. 2
— Alastair Reynolds British novelist and astronomer 1966
Chapter 23 (p. 424).
„Child, it's a very bad thing for a woman to face the worst that can happen to her, because after she's faced the worst she can't ever really fear anything again.... Scarlett, always save something to fear— even as you save something to love...“
— Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
„In anger he had no need of oaths, his words were like sharp arrows that smote into the very heart. The fault was that he exaggerated (which tendency I also inherit), yet only in description and for the sake chiefly of humorous effect.“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
Context: In several respects, I consider my father as one of the most interesting men I have known. He was a man of perhaps the very largest natural endowment of any it has been my lot to converse with. None of us will ever forget that bold glowing style of his, flowing free from his untutored soul, full of metaphors (though he knew not what a metaphor was) with, all manner of potent words which he appropriated and applied with a surprising accuracy you often would not guess whence; brief, energetic, and which I should say conveyed the most perfect picture — definite, clear, not in ambitious colors, but in full white sunliglit — of all the dialects I have ever listened to. Nothing did I ever hear him undertake to render visible which, did not become almost ocularly so. Never shall we again hear such speech as that was. The whole district knew of it and laughed joyfully over it, not knowing how other-wise to express the feeling it gave them; emphatic I have heard him beyond all men. In anger he had no need of oaths, his words were like sharp arrows that smote into the very heart. The fault was that he exaggerated (which tendency I also inherit), yet only in description and for the sake chiefly of humorous effect.
„Punk never got into my heart. You hear the anger now in rap, for example, but it’s different and I like that very much. Eminem is one of my favourites.“
— Anni-Frid Lyngstad Swedish female singer 1945
Regarding the correlation between punk rock and rap music, as quoted in Wright, Lisa "Abba’s Frida Lyngstad: “Eminem is one of my favourites”" 11 April 2014, NME.com, New Musical Express, TI Media http://www.nme.com/news/music/abba-5-1233767
„If any one is angry with you, meet his anger by returning benefits for it: a quarrel which is only taken up on one side falls to the ground: it takes two men to fight.“
— Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 a.C.
De Ira (On Anger): Book 2, cap. 34, line 5.