Anger Quotes

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned.

— Buddha

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.

— Aristotle

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

— Mark Twain

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

— Albert Einstein

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

— Maya Angelou

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

— Buddha

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

— Ambrose Bierce

When angry, count to four when very angry, swear.

— Mark Twain

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.

— Thomas Jefferson

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

— Benjamin Franklin

Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.

— James Russell Lowell

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

— Confucius

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.

— Christopher Morley

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.

— Wayne Dyer

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.

— Louis L’Amour

Don’t get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects.

— Richard M. Nixon

Get mad, then get over it.

— Colin Powell

He who angers you conquers you.

— Elizabeth Kenny

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

— William Congreve

Beware of him that is slow to anger for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.

— Francis Quarles

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.

— Phyllis Diller

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

— Plato

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.

— George Eliot

When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.

— Epictetus

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

— Marcus Aurelius

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

— Francis Bacon

Hatred is an affair of the heart contempt that of the head.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

— Thomas a Kempis

Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.

— Alfred A. Montapert

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

— Robert Green Ingersoll

Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.

— Laurence J. Peter

Anger is a short madness.

— Horace

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

— Francis Bacon

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.

— Cato

The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?

— Sydney J. Harris

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.

— Baltasar Gracian

Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.

— James Fallows

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.

— James Thurber

One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.

— William Butler Yeats

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.

— John Ruskin

There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.

— Thomas Fuller

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.

— George Jean Nathan

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.

— William Congreve

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.

— Thomas Fuller

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.

— Baltasar Gracian

Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.

— Austin O’Malley

How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.

— Frank Herbert

Fair peace becomes men ferocious anger belongs to beasts.

— Ovid

Keep cool anger is not an argument.

— Daniel Webster

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough.

— Bede Jarrett

Somebody hits me, I’m going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn’t eaten in a while.

— Charles Barkley

A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.

— Mary Garden

Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you’re feeling festive?

— Roseanne Barr

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge an argument an exchange of ignorance.

— Robert Quillen

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.

— Willard Gaylin

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.

— Frank Moore Colby

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

— Buddha

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

— Hannah More

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.

— Dalai Lama

Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.

— Mahatma Gandhi

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

— Lee Iacocca

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

— Joan Lunden

I know, to banish anger altogether from one’s breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God’s grace.

— Mahatma Gandhi

We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

— Benjamin Franklin

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

— Confucius

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue… and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.

— Naomi Campbell

I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don’t think people are ready for the message that I’m delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love.

— Charlie Sheen

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

— Wayne Dyer

My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.

— Phyllis Diller

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.

— William Arthur Ward

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.

— Saint Augustine

There’s nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.

— Wayne Dyer

Love implies anger. The man who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.

— Edward Abbey

I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to him for that reason.

— Elie Wiesel

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.

— Terry Brooks

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

— Bodhidharma

Anger cannot be dishonest.

— Marcus Aurelius

I don’t think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don’t think you can fake it.

— Keira Knightley

Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.

— Alice Duer Miller

Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness anger concealed often hardens into revenge.

— Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.

— Carl Sandburg

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

— Jack Layton

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

— Thomas Paine

Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.

— Yoko Ono

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Guilt is anger directed at ourselves – at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others – at what they did or did not do.

— Peter McWilliams

We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.

— Alanis Morissette

I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.

— Yoko Ono

I’m not as angry as I used to be. But I can get in touch with that anger pretty quickly if I feel my space is being invaded or somebody is not treating me with the respect that I think I want.

— Samuel L. Jackson

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.

— Barbara de Angelis

It isn’t enough just to scream at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. We need our political system to start reflect this anger back into, ‘How do we fix it? How do we get the economy going again?’

— Colin Powell

Hatred is inveterate anger.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

There’s a lot of bitterness, there’s a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.

— Allen Boyd

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.

— David Herbert Lawrence

Hatred is settled anger.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Obama and his attack dogs have nothing but hate and anger in their hearts and spew it whenever possible.

— Donald Trump

You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.

— Richard M. Nixon

The fear really hits you. That’s what you feel first. And then it’s the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself.

— Charles Bronson

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I’d abused.

— Luke Ford

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.

— Horace

Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.

— Abraham Cahan

People are always angry at America. They’re absolutely certain that America either caused their problems or is deliberately not fixing their problems. But the anger is always directed at America and never at Americans.

— P. J. O’Rourke

You’ve just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn’t help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it’s easy to say and harder to do.

— Nicole Kidman

As far as having peace within myself, the one way I can do that is forgiving the people who have done wrong to me. It causes more stress to build up anger. Peace is more productive.

— Rodney King

The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.

— Karl A. Menninger

The world in general doesn’t know what to make of originality it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger.

— W. Somerset Maugham

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t angry some days. But I really have worked hard to put a lot of the anger and disappointment in the past.

— Monica Lewinsky

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us – avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

— Petrarch

Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.

— Horace

It’s a joke to think that anyone is one thing. We’re all such complex creatures. But if I’m going to be a poster child for anything, anger’s a gorgeous emotion. It gets a bad rap, but it can make great changes happen.

— Alanis Morissette

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

— John Dryden

Do not follow vain desires for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.

— Abu Bakr

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

— Sallust

I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.

— Kevin Bacon

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

— J. R. R. Tolkien

When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life. So I bit my tongue. I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.

— Alanis Morissette

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.

— Walter Savage Landor

What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.

— Richard M. Nixon

Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.

— Nagarjuna

The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.

— Mehmet Oz

A lot of my humor does come from anger. It’s like, you’re not gonna pull one over on me – which is pretty much my motto anyways.

— Courteney Cox

President Obama clearly cannot run on his record. All he’s offering is more of the same. That’s not good. Look at the economy. It’s stagnating. And so, what they’re now going to try and do is bring this campaign down to little things, distractions, distortions, smear, fear, anger, frustration.

— Paul Ryan

To talk about balance, it’s easier to talk about what’s out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease, and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow… dis-ease. So any time there’s disease, you’re out of balance, whether it’s jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear.

— Ricky Williams

People are unjust to anger – it can be enlivening and a lot of fun.

— Philip Roth

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.

— Indira Gandhi

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.

— Wilson Mizner

George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it. He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did. He had never known before then what could happen to your money.

— Paul McCartney

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.

— Zora Neale Hurston

I don’t think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It’s to do with how much anger is in you.

— Amy Winehouse

Like fragile ice anger passes away in time.

— Ovid

My therapist says I still haven’t got in touch with my anger. Maybe one day I’m going to explode. But I’m still really happy. I know it looks like a strange and painful upbringing – all those experiences led me to the paths that I’m on now.

— Drew Barrymore

When someone says that I’m angry it’s actually a compliment. I have not always been direct with my anger in my relationships, which is part of why I’d write about it in my songs because I had such fear around expressing anger as a woman.

— Alanis Morissette

I think I’m basically the same guy I always was. Maybe I’ve learned, through experience, to rein in some of the anger and temper they say redheads normally have.

— Willie Nelson

Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger.

— Gary Oldman

Well, all comedy starts with anger. You get angry, and its never for a good reason, right? You know its not a good reason. And then you try and work it from there.

— Jerry Seinfeld

What influenced me was Tori Amos, who was unapologetic about expressing anger through music, and Sinead O’Connor. Those two in particular were really moving for me, and very inspiring, before I wrote ‘Jagged Little Pill.’

— Alanis Morissette

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest.

— Pope Paul VI

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

— Beverly Sills

I’m an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine, I get flashes of anger. What works for me is working out when it’s useful to use that anger.

— Alan Alda

Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can’t do, fear or even disgust at growing old.

— Rowan Williams

Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don’t go away, they just echo around.

— Jane Goodall

Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility.

— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.

— Matthew Prior

I turned to music originally because of my past and needing a release or an outlet to get out anger or frustration or hurt.

— Christina Aguilera

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.

— Thucydides

I have to say that anger is the blanket that comes around me, and that blunts and blurs my sense of proportion.

— Pete Townshend

I’m fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there’s a lot of poetry in it. There’s a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it. And I think you’d better listen to it pretty carefully, ’cause it’s important.

— John F. Kerry

The bare recollection of anger kindles anger.

— Publilius Syrus

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.

— Saint Francis de Sales

I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.

— Kevin Bacon

Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.

— Martha Beck

I think that Scottish people, like Canadians, are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger. It’s a great dynamic.

— Mike Myers

He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.

— Sarah Bernhardt

Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.

— Francis Quarles

Yeah, to me, acting is very therapeutic. I get out a lot of anger and frustration.

— Diane Kruger

I grew up looking at my father as to how to behave. In watching him I grasped so many things. His own temperament was of a calm person. He was very composed and I never saw anger in him. To me, that was fascinating.

— Sachin Tendulkar

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

— Sallust

Men make angry music and it’s called rock-and-roll women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they’re angry and militant.

— Ani DiFranco

I’ve been trying to learn how to not be so conflicted about things like my own anger. I’ve always had a place in my music for my anger as a way of compensating for not having a mechanism to express it in my everyday life. So I’ve been trying to be more true to myself, and that helps me to chill out a little bit. But politically, uh-uh. No.

— Ani DiFranco

Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public’s whipsawing stages of acceptance.

— Ron Fournier

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.

— Paula Cole

In plain terms, a child is a complicated creature who can drive you crazy. There’s a cruelty to childhood, there’s an anger.

— Maurice Sendak

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.

— George William Curtis

I’m not a screamer. I’m confrontational, but I don’t think that translates into anger.

— Rachel Maddow

All through life I’ve harbored anger rather than expressed it at the moment.

— Jessica Lange

My passion and energy get mistaken for anger.

— Gary Oldman

When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose responses other than aggression, we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Your anger is a gift.

— Zack de la Rocha

At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger.

— Jacqueline Bisset

The great thing about celebrity culture is that they can’t seem to stop themselves from displaying their ridiculous behaviour. I feel it’s my job as a serious investigative journalist to witness all kinds of behaviour and then report back to the audience through the prism of my own anger and bitterness.

— Kathy Griffin

In general I was a good kid. It usually took a lot to make me mad. But once I reached the boiling point, I lost all rational control. Totally without thinking, when my anger was aroused, I grabbed the nearest brick, rock, or stick to bash someone. It was as if I had no conscious will in the matter.

— Benjamin Carson

Anger elicits anger, fear elicits fear, no matter how well meaning we may be.

— Martha Beck

Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.

— Edgar Rice Burroghs

I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I shouldn’t be, that it’s not nice to be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry.

— Maxine Waters

I have some anger issues.

— Bryan Cranston

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.

— John Dryden

The upside to anger? Getting it out of your system. You got to express your anger. Then you have room for more positive things. If I hold something in a long time, and then I speak it, it’s amazing how the light shines so much brighter.

— Reba McEntire

I drank for about 25 years getting over the loss of my father and I took the anger out on myself. I did a good job at beating myself up at sometimes. I don’t drink anymore but my alcoholic head occasionally says different. ‘Nil By Mouth’ was a love letter to my father because I needed to resolve some issues in order to be able to forgive him.

— Gary Oldman

Anger has a way of seeping into every other emotion and planting itself in there.

— Dane Cook

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.

— William Shenstone

It’s usually a big kind of vent of frustration or anger or sadness that puts me in the right frame of mind to write. It’s such a cliche to say that artists write when they’re down, but it’s true for me. It’s a relief to get out what’s eating away at my heart or my soul or my head.

— Ellie Goulding

Anger tears me up inside… My own… or anyone else’s.

— Betty White

He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.

— Milan Kundera

We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Debate and dialogue is taking a back seat to the politics of destruction and anger and control. Dogma has replaced thoughtful discussion between people of differing views.

— James McGreevey

I don’t play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.

— Dick Dale

I’m not someone who feels anger on particular issues.

— Theresa May

Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with – don’t go to that level.

— Tim Gunn

Something my mum taught me years and years and years ago, is life’s just too short to carry around a great bucket-load of anger and resentment and bitterness and hatreds and all that sort of stuff.

— Kevin Rudd

My humour has always come from anger, but I have to make sure I don’t just get angry and jump on a soapbox.

— Carl Hiaasen

Anger is a good motivator.

— James Dyson

And I think there’s something about conservatives frankly – and the Left, when it comes to their channels of persuasion, are unpersuasive. They are, most of them are hate-filled, obscenity-clogged rants of anger and hatred.

— Karl Rove

If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury if from a small cause, it is peevishness and so is always either terrible or ridiculous.

— Jeremy Taylor

I accrued anger from people’s low opinion of me and my work, and for the work I might be capable of.

— Harrison Ford

I’ve learned that football sometimes was an outlet. It was a way for me to release anger, release frustration.

— Emmitt Smith

Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.

— G. M. Trevelyan

It’s a very difficult thing for people to accept, seeing women act out anger on the screen. We’re more accustomed to seeing men expressing rage and women crying.

— Rebecca De Mornay

He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him.

— B. C. Forbes

I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britain’s greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive – and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger – or my own reputation.

— Geoffrey Rush

On banks, I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, while paying themselves outrageous bonuses underwritten by the taxpayer. There is much public anger about banks and it is well deserved.

— Vince Cable

Whether one agrees or disagrees with the tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it’s easy to understand the inspiration for its anger as well as its impatience.

— Eric Alterman

When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.

— Grace Slick

Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you’re on the front lines.

— Carl Hiaasen

In high school I dated a white woman. She would come to visit me on the rez. And her dad, who was very racist, didn’t like that at all. And he told her one time, ‘You shouldn’t go on the rez if you’re white because Indians have a lot of anger in their heart.’

— Sherman Alexie

People have said I’m the candidate of anger. Well, we have a right to be angry. We lost 3 million jobs. We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.

— Howard Dean

I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it.

— Albert Brooks

All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger, because that’s all people know how to do when they’re improvising. If you notice shows that are improvising are generally people yelling at each other.

— Albert Brooks

As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness.

— Robin Gibb

Men are fair, and they have learned not to personalize anger – they can disagree with you and argue to the bone, but afterward they still consider you a nice person with whom the underlying human relationship need not be altered.

— Warren Farrell

I guess because I had such a horrible life growing up, going from place to place not knowing what I was gonna do and ending up being homeless, there was a lot of pain and a lot of anger that was coming out through my guitar playing.

— Dave Mustaine

Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out and when it does come, it is out again immediately.

— Edward Everett Hale

I had a lot of anger because I wasn’t happy with the way I had been raised.

— Patrick Swayze

So I’m not worried about the emotions I carry with me, because I’m happy that I have them I think it’s good for the work I do. The emotions that are not healthy are the ones you hold inside, like anger.

— Diana Ross

But one of the hardest things for me to do was to access anger. I could do it on stage. But when I did it on film it was hard for me. That probably has to do with the intimacy of film. And my own personal issues with expressing anger. So I had to learn how to do that.

— Ellen Barkin

To rule one’s anger is well to prevent it is better.

— Tryon Edwards

I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family.

— Danny Glover

The anger of lovers renews their love.

— Terence

Life is precious and there’s not a lot of room for anger.

— Fran Drescher

I think I would cope like anyone copes with any tragedy. I’m sure I would be very upset for a while and then there would come a point where I would either have to stay in this place of darkness and anger, or I’d have to accept that it happened.

— Jason Ritter

Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It’s not anger, it’s motivation.

— Roger Clemens

There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That’s not what the American people want to hear.

— Frank Luntz

I’ve purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.

— Tatum O’Neal

Imagine a thousand more such daily intrusions in your life, every hour and minute of every day, and you can grasp the source of this paranoia, this anger that could consume me at any moment if I lost control.

— Jack Henry Abbott

There is an element of anger among women who’ve been raped. There’s certainly a major element of humiliation. But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror.

— Nicholas D. Kristof

When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important.

— Andrew Shue

I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don’t have a good life.

— Willie Mays

I understand Tea Partyers’ anger with the system, but they are in way over their heads and often racially motivated, and I can’t be part of that.

— Zach Galifianakis

I do like to write nasty songs. It’s a useful weapon to have, and it’s cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative.

— Lisa Marie Presley

As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy.

— Shelley Berman

I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I’m just trying to understand where it came from.

— Caleb Carr

I get in trouble when I say things like, ‘I’m attracted to violence.’ I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I’m just trying to understand where it came from.

— Caleb Carr

Anger is a transient hatred or at least very like it.

— Robert South

That’s the conundrum of cartoon stripping, as opposed to political cartoons. When your anger is the driving force of your drawing hand, failure follows. The anger is OK, but it has to serve the interests of the heart, frankly.

— Berkeley Breathed

Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work – though it’s not necessarily evident in anything that’s finished.

— Bruce Nauman

Most men’s anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.

— Edward F. Halifax

But on second thought, after I decreed the state of emergency, I came to the conclusion that that was impossible to achieve without bloodshed because the street protesters were full of anger and nearly out of control. This is why I thought we needed to find another way out.

— Eduard Shevardnadze

I suppose there’s an anger in all of us. Some hidden rage that you keep at bay.

— Dominic Cooper

Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay… Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told.

— Chaz Bono

I’m generally quite an angry person, and I like to channel my anger toward something creative.

— Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

I think there is a big difference between expressing the pain and anger that many African Americans and other people of color may feel versus language that I think now crosses the line and goes into hate.

— Michael Nutter

Being told about the effects of climate change is an appeal to our reason and to our desire to bring about change. But to see that Africans are the hardest hit by climate change, even though they generate almost no greenhouse gas, is a glaring injustice, which also triggers anger and outrage over those who seek to ignore it.

— Sigmar Gabriel

I’ve spent a lot of time and money trying to keep my anger in control.

— Yancy Butler

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.

— Edward Albert

The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.

— James Whitcomb Riley

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.

— Beverly Sills

I am ready to accept all accusations, allegations, anger – but I have to succeed.

— Boris Trajkovski

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.

— Akhenaton

I guess lyrically they’re similar because they’re talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. ‘The Last One Alive,’ for me, is very simple. It’s just about alienation, really, that causes anger.

— Jon Crosby

What if you threw a protest and no one showed up? The lack of angst and anger and emotion is a big positive.

— Jay Alan Sekulow

I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended.

— Christopher Darden

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that’s in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.

— Benjamin Spock

I was never jailed. The fact is that I was arrested, but I went into a diversion programme, and by that time I’d already begun working in what was called anger management. It was a painful and awful moment.

— David Soul

Keep your temper. A decision made in anger is never sound.

— Ford Frick

Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face, women have been trained to cut off anger.

— Nancy Friday

Unless and until Barack Obama addresses the full depth of Americans’ anger with his full arsenal of policy smarts and political gifts, his presidency and, worse, our economy will be paralyzed.

— Frank Rich

The Anger Management Tour was another beautiful thing. I loved that tour.

— Obie Trice

I’ve always turned my anger inwards towards self-destruction.

— Mackenzie Phillips

Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.

— Barbara Deming

Bosnia is under my skin. It’s the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.

— Paddy Ashdown

Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace.

— Eddie Bernice Johnson

The American people are smart. They’ve gotten sick of the predictable hyperpartisan talking points and canned anger.

— John Avlon

I share the anger, but, ultimately, to govern this country, it takes more than anger. It takes experience. It takes positions that reflect the best values of the American people.

— Joe Lieberman

If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger, or in an otherwise offensive manner or by momentarily resigning the game or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire, the game must be scored against him.

— Howard Staunton

After my second-to-last record, ‘The Greatest’, I had gone on tour for a while, and I didn’t play an instrument for about five years. And I got kind of – it’s not self-esteem or whatever, or anger toward myself – but disappointed in myself that I hadn’t been challenging myself to learn musically.

— Cat Power

That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson.

— Clare Short

And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that.

— Clare Short

Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.

— M. Kathleen Casey

I’ve chosen my wedding ring large and heavy to continue forever. But exactly because of that all the time that Dave and I have an argument I feel it like handcuffs, and on anger time I throw it in a basket. Poor Dave, he bought me three wedding rings already!

— Carmen Miranda

So many women keep their anger inside and let it build until they explode and then people blow them off again.

— Rosalind Wiseman

Anger’s not a good emotion.

— Lincoln Chafee

I also had to work through the violation of my date rape, my unhealthy relationships with men, my anger toward the people involved in the scandal, and those who exploited me afterwards.

— Donna Rice

Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously.

— Marie de France

Violence is a problem we all want to solve. I want to make sure that kids learn to deal with anger by learning how to talk with people to solve problems. Here in the United States Senate I want to make sure we have safe schools, safe neighborhoods and good things for kids to do after school!

— Patty Murray

My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts.

— Blanche Lincoln

Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined.

— Tom Lantos

I had a lot of anger inside me and that came out at times that were not particularly advantageous to me career-wise.

— Mickey Rourke

Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean, and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn. He appeared to me to be in anger.

— Joanna Southcott

Us investigators who went out into the field were faced on occasion with a lot of anger, by people saying why has it taken you five or six year to come and see me?

— Tony Greig

I like people and get along, and I’m afraid to express my anger and my rage.

— Fisher Stevens

I was shocked at the anger toward me.

— Bernadine Dohrn

My anger with the US was not at first, that they had used that weapon – although that anger came later.

— Wilfred Burchett

A little anger is a good thing if it isn’t on your own behalf, if it’s for others deserving of your anger, your empathy.

— David Simon

The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I’ve seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.

— Dominic Chianese

The quickest way to defuse fear or insecurity or anger is usually humor. I think comics figure that out quickly, and, once you figure it out, you think, ‘Hey, if I can do this and get paid, that would be kind of cool.’

— Billy Gardell

I may have been the only candidate in America who failed to ride the wave of anti-establishment anger to victory.

— Mickey Kaus

The preparation, commitment and desire to win will be no less than the last time I drove a grand prix car in anger.

— Nigel Mansell

There’s no anger ever in a spiritual. There’s always the dream of a hope of a better day coming. That God understands the troubles that I’m experiencing.

— Jessye Norman

I want to express myself to feel that what I feel is real. My joy, my pain, my anger.

— Annabella Sciorra

It absolutely helped – to write the father in both ‘Juicy’ and ‘Beasts,’ I had to see the whole story from his point of view. All of a sudden I understood more of what my own father must be going through – the fear, the frustration, the anger… the hope that he’ll leave a legacy.

— Lucy Alibar

Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.

— Philip Stanhope

I think a certain amount of anger has been a fuel of mine, if you want – but also some sort of sadness, and plain mischief, of course.

— Siouxsie Sioux

The reason why I love people, and writing about them, is because they don’t always respond with hate and anger. If they did I wouldn’t have a story to tell. Who wants to know about someone who was brutalised and became brutal? I’m interested in the exceptions.

— Chris Cleave

You can survive with anger, but you can’t live with it forever.

— Ariel Dorfman

The nice thing about anger is that, as an emotion, it’s strong enough to unplug me from the comedian’s mind for a minute and just be a frustrated member of the citizenry.

— Seth Meyers

I think people should be angry at things that are worthy of anger. Injustice is outrageous and deserves outrage.

— Chris Hayes

Successful prime-time television of any genre produces some kind of emotional reaction in the viewers. There are a lot of different emotions to tap into. The emotion of the reward of discovery, the feeling of righteous anger, the feelings of pathos and sadness, or sentimentality of being moved by something.

— Chris Hayes

My character had been in the chair for seven years. He had gone through his anger, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. He had gone through everything, now he was up, he was happy, he was filled with his dream.

— Gregory Hines

I realised one day that men are emotional cripples. We can’t express ourselves emotionally, we can only do it with anger and humour. Emotional stability and expression comes from women.

— Bob Hoskins

My hope is that out of all the anger and seeming hostility that we hear in some of today’s music will come some sort of coalition that will become politically involved.

— Roberta Flack

I’m not angry, I’m not an angry person, but I do sometimes like playing with the perception of anger, as in pretending that I’m more angry than I actually am, and sometimes it works quite well.

— Calvin Harris

With Stacy, it was interesting because you know he was within all this chaos, all these different lives that were so broken and so much anger and so much frustration and their skating came out of that, their different styles came out of that.

— John Robinson

I use the music to vent, and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that’s how the album came out so dark.

— Vanilla Ice

I don’t think I could play a character that I couldn’t relate to somehow. I’m not unfamiliar with frustration, anger, shame, helplessness and a load of other emotions that make up our psycho-soup. I try to focus on that frustration, that sense of unfairness, and multiply it.

— Terry O’Quinn

I’m really busted up over this and I’m very, very sorry to those people in the audience, the blacks, the Hispanics, whites – everyone that was there that took the brunt of that anger and hate and rage and how it came through.

— Michael Richards

The anger that appears to be building up between the sexes becomes more virulent with every day that passes. And far from women taking the blame… the fact is that men are invariably portrayed as the bad guys. Being a good man is like being a good Nazi.

— Dave Thomas

For a long time I thought I could deal with my anger and hostility on my own. But I couldn’t. I denied that it had affected me, and yet I was so frantic on the inside with other people: I needed to be constantly reassured.

— Kelly McGillis

The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger.

— Henry Walter Bates

It is only with burning anger that we can speak of this attack by counter-revolutionary reactionary elements against the capital of our country, against our people’s democratic order and the power of the working class.

— Janos Kadar

The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes.

— Bill Alexander

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.

— Chen Ning Yang

Our humor turns our anger into a fine art.

— Mary Kay Blakely

Anger is implanted in us as sort of sting, to make us gnash with our teeth against the devil, to make us vehement against him, not to set us in array against each other.

— Richard Savage

When anger rushes unrestrained to action, like a hot steed, it stumbles on its way. The man of thought strikes deepest and strikes safely.

— Richard Savage

I think that all the anger and cynicism comes from suppressing things that we always wanted.

— John Lee Hancock

There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.

— Alan Bleasdale

In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well.

— Edmund S. Muskie

I don’t have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.

— Agnes Obel

Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.

— Lord Halifax

As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God’s anger but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.

— Adam Sedgwick

Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can’t see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.

— Thylias Moss

I love each and every one of you but, like my own family, you thrill, you frustrate, you anger.

— John Buchanan

All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger, because that’s all people know how to do when they’re improvising. If you notice shows that are improvising are generally people yelling at each other.

— Albert Brooks

I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it.

— Albert Brooks

I made my living in comedy, but I’m not a silly person. I’ve got all these sides to me. Even in my movies that I’ve written myself, the characters sometimes border on great anger or nutsiness or other kinds of behavior. I’m not just doing fart jokes for two hours.

— Albert Brooks

Sometimes, you have to make the choice to forgive 10 times a day when you have these pockets of anger come up. That’s a lot of work, but to me it’s worthwhile.

— Amanda Lindhout

When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important.

— Andrew Shue

When I played a club in Salt Lake City, I complained to the crowd about the low turnout. It’s always good to berate the people who paid to see you because you’re upset about the people who didn’t show up. It’s called misplaced anger, and without it, I wouldn’t have an act.

— Andy Kindler

Each person’s drive to overwork is unique, and doing too much numbs every workaholic’s emotions differently. Sometimes overwork numbs depression, sometimes anger, sometimes envy, sometimes sexuality. Or the overworker runs herself ragged in a race for attention.

— Arlie Russell Hochschild

Do not follow vain desires for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.

— Abu Bakr

I’m an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine, I get flashes of anger. What works for me is working out when it’s useful to use that anger.

— Alan Alda

When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life. So I bit my tongue. I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.

— Alanis Morissette

When someone says that I’m angry it’s actually a compliment. I have not always been direct with my anger in my relationships, which is part of why I’d write about it in my songs because I had such fear around expressing anger as a woman.

— Alanis Morissette

It’s a joke to think that anyone is one thing. We’re all such complex creatures. But if I’m going to be a poster child for anything, anger’s a gorgeous emotion. It gets a bad rap, but it can make great changes happen.

— Alanis Morissette

What influenced me was Tori Amos, who was unapologetic about expressing anger through music, and Sinead O’Connor. Those two in particular were really moving for me, and very inspiring, before I wrote ‘Jagged Little Pill.’

— Alanis Morissette

Anger has been a really big deal for women: how can we express it without feeling that, as the physically weaker sex, we won’t get killed. The alpha-woman was burned at the stake and had her head chopped off in days of old.

— Alanis Morissette

My own approach has always been to push intense emotions down and attempt to deal with them later. When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life.

— Alanis Morissette

Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.

— Alfred A. Montapert

Sometimes, you have to get angry to get things done.

— Ang Lee

A man must fortify himself and understand that a wise man who yields to laziness or anger or passion or love of drink, or who commits any other action prompted by impulse and inopportune, will probably find his fault condoned but if he stoops to greed, he will not be pardoned, but render himself odious as a combination of all vices at once.

— Apollonius of Tyana

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.

— Aristotle

My mom’s whole side of the family, they’re all Packers fans. My mom’s a Bears fan. My stepdad is a Vikings guy. So that gets ugly. My mom sits upstairs watching the Bears game he sits in the basement. They can’t watch it together. Football’s a violent anger in our family dynamic.

— Ashton Kutcher

I think anger is a normal response to something horrible that someone has done, another human being has done, and to rob people of life, and that’s actually healthy to have, to feel that. At some point you have to figure out, ‘How do I let that go?’

— Adam Hamilton

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.

— Akhenaton

You can survive with anger, but you can’t live with it forever.

— Ariel Dorfman

Nobody can take what I love away from me. I would like to believe that love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer. I’ve never written out of anger, although anger has informed love.

— Athol Fugard

Eventually, I moved from a place of anger toward the Jews of Israel toward a place of embrace.

— Ayman Odeh

I don’t have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.

— Agnes Obel

Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.

— Abraham Cahan

I want to express myself to feel that what I feel is real. My joy, my pain, my anger.

— Annabella Sciorra

I had a job when I was 15 working at a supermarket, and I knocked over a stack of plastic coffee cups. In my anger, I threw one at a concrete wall, and it rebounded back into my head and cut my head open. Stupidest way to get a scar, but it’s one that I have.

— Antony Starr

As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God’s anger but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.

— Adam Sedgwick

There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.

— Alan Bleasdale

There’s a lot of bitterness, there’s a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.

— Allen Boyd

Verbally, I’m quite fast on my feet. I could embarrass or anger most people if I wanted to.

— Andrew Marr

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.

— Baltasar Gracian

While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving into that anger by looting or carrying guns, and even attacking the police, only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos.

— Barack Obama

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.

— Barbara De Angelis

In general I was a good kid. It usually took a lot to make me mad. But once I reached the boiling point, I lost all rational control. Totally without thinking, when my anger was aroused, I grabbed the nearest brick, rock, or stick to bash someone. It was as if I had no conscious will in the matter.

— Ben Carson

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

— Benjamin Franklin

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that’s in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.

— Benjamin Spock

The spiritual message is we lose our lives in pleasing others if you’re the good child who pleases Mommy and Daddy but internalizes anger, you’re setting yourself up for disease.

— Bernie Siegel

If you get down and quarell everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.

— Bob Marley

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

— Bodhidharma

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

— Buddha

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

— Buddha

Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.

— Barbara Deming

First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see.

— Brene Brown

Anger, and the self-righteousness that is both the cause and consequence of anger, tends to be easier on the psyche than personal responsibility.

— Barry Eisler

That’s the conundrum of cartoon stripping, as opposed to political cartoons. When your anger is the driving force of your drawing hand, failure follows. The anger is OK, but it has to serve the interests of the heart, frankly.

— Berkeley Breathed

We do have our challenges. Some things don’t always work right in Washington, and the anger you see from the electorate, I think, is a reflection of what’s not working right.

— Bill Flores

The quickest way to defuse fear or insecurity or anger is usually humor. I think comics figure that out quickly, and, once you figure it out, you think, ‘Hey, if I can do this and get paid, that would be kind of cool.’

— Billy Gardell

A lot of these guys come up and say, ‘Man, you were my influence, the way you thrashed the drums.’ They don’t seem to understand I was thrashing in order to hear what I was playing. It was anger, not enjoyment – and painful.

— Butch Trucks

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

— Beverly Sills

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.

— Beverly Sills

We are not actually in charge of life, yet behave as if we are the masters of our own destiny. The realization of this fact is quite a hard one. The ridiculousness of our pomposity and presumption can only result in anger or humor.

— Billy Childish

My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts.

— Blanche Lincoln

I realised one day that men are emotional cripples. We can’t express ourselves emotionally, we can only do it with anger and humour. Emotional stability and expression comes from women.

— Bob Hoskins

I am ready to accept all accusations, allegations, anger – but I have to succeed.

— Boris Trajkovski

Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work – though it’s not necessarily evident in anything that’s finished.

— Bruce Nauman

Your emotions are exposed when you play golf: humility, pride, anger, it all comes out with each swing. You lay it all on the line.

— Bryant Gumbel

The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes.

— Bill Alexander

Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you’re on the front lines.

— Carl Hiaasen

My humour has always come from anger, but I have to make sure I don’t just get angry and jump on a soapbox.

— Carl Hiaasen

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.

— Carl Sandburg

Somebody hits me, I’m going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn’t eaten in a while.

— Charles Barkley

Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence.

— Charles Bukowski

I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don’t think people are ready for the message that I’m delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love.

— Charlie Sheen

Get mad, then get over it.

— Colin Powell

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

— Confucius

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

— Confucius

I don’t feel bitterness, I don’t feel anger towards anybody. Fighting is never emotional to me.

— Conor McGregor

When you feel bad, find a person to talk to and cry with, to tell of your anger and other helpless feelings.

— Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Revenge and retaliation always perpetuate the cycle of anger, fear and violence.

— Coretta Scott King

You have to understand the Newark Riots – a lot of people understand that the pain was the initial explosion of anger and alienation, but after that, the response, sending the National Guard troops – a lot of violence was carried out and perpetrated by those who were allegedly coming here to protect residents.

— Cory Booker

I don’t display emotions. I have every feeling that everyone else has, but I’ve developed ways to suppress them. Anger is one of my most comfortable feelings.

— Curtis Jackson

I’m not angry, I’m not an angry person, but I do sometimes like playing with the perception of anger, as in pretending that I’m more angry than I actually am, and sometimes it works quite well.

— Calvin Harris

The Internet is a cauldron of anger every day, every year, election year or not, with unemployment at 10 percent or at two percent. It isn’t exactly a good index of what’s happening.

— Charles Krauthammer

A lot of my humor does come from anger. It’s like, you’re not gonna pull one over on me – which is pretty much my motto anyways.

— Courteney Cox

The further away we got from 9/11, the more I wanted to find some way to recover. I wanted to talk about the more anonymous corners of the city, because I think it’s very important that not all of that anger was turned to revenge.

— Colum McCann

Sometimes you just need to raise your voice. And sometimes a little anger is necessary, to be honest.

— Corey Hawkins

After my second-to-last record, ‘The Greatest’, I had gone on tour for a while, and I didn’t play an instrument for about five years. And I got kind of – it’s not self-esteem or whatever, or anger toward myself – but disappointed in myself that I hadn’t been challenging myself to learn musically.

— Cat Power

The reason why I love people, and writing about them, is because they don’t always respond with hate and anger. If they did I wouldn’t have a story to tell. Who wants to know about someone who was brutalised and became brutal? I’m interested in the exceptions.

— Chris Cleave

If you’re writing about angry people, you use the language of anger. If you’re writing about desperate people, you use the language of desperation.

— Chris Crutcher

Successful prime-time television of any genre produces some kind of emotional reaction in the viewers. There are a lot of different emotions to tap into. The emotion of the reward of discovery, the feeling of righteous anger, the feelings of pathos and sadness, or sentimentality of being moved by something.

— Chris Hayes

Deep down, my mom had long suspected I was gay… Much of her anger and hurt came from her sense of betrayal that she was the last to be told.

— Chaz Bono

Tel Aviv is buzzing with so much life, you could bottle it and sell it as honey, and even Jerusalem has a certain fizz. But if you want to see anger, go to Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem on a Friday afternoon.

— Clive Sinclair

I’m not sure why there’s this anger in the youth, but we need to talk about it. Kids need to get help if they need help, and bullies need to be helped as well.

— Crystal Bowersox

It’s something that black men still go through to this day, which is women clutching their purses, hitting the lock button on store, or just basic attitudes. And even as a U.S. congressman, as a black man, it is very, very frustrating, and you build up an internal anger about it that you can’t act on.

— Cedric Richmond

I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended.

— Christopher Darden

I get in trouble when I say things like, ‘I’m attracted to violence.’ I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I’m just trying to understand where it came from.

— Caleb Carr

I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I’m just trying to understand where it came from.

— Caleb Carr

That feeds anger, and I mean when we went and at last thank heavens got towards peace in Northern Ireland we went for justice within Northern Ireland as well as using security well, as well as a political settlement, but surely that is the lesson.

— Clare Short

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.

— Chen-Ning Yang

I’ve chosen my wedding ring large and heavy to continue forever. But exactly because of that all the time that Dave and I have an argument I feel it like handcuffs, and on anger time I throw it in a basket. Poor Dave, he bought me three wedding rings already!

— Carmen Miranda

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.

— D. H. Lawrence

Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.

— Dalai Lama

Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.

— Dalai Lama

As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do – anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of – your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.

— Dalai Lama

Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.

— Dalai Lama

I am sometimes sad when I hear the personal stories of Tibetan refugees who have been tortured or beaten. Some irritation, some anger comes. But it never lasts long. I always try to think at a deeper level, to find ways to console.

— Dalai Lama

Many churches are measuring the wrong things. We measure things like attendance and giving, but we should be looking at more fundamental things like anger, contempt, honesty, and the degree to which people are under the thumb of their lusts. Those things can be counted, but not as easily as offerings.

— Dallas Willard

I guess because I had such a horrible life growing up, going from place to place not knowing what I was gonna do and ending up being homeless, there was a lot of pain and a lot of anger that was coming out through my guitar playing.

— Dave Mustaine

People who are prone to anxiety are nearly always people-pleasers who fear conflict and negative feelings like anger. When you feel upset, you sweep your problems under the rug because you don’t want to upset anyone. You do this so quickly and automatically that you’re not even aware you’re doing it.

— David D. Burns

One of the most interesting things about the cognitive theory is the idea that anger and interpersonal conflict ultimately result from a mental con. In other words, you’re telling yourself things that aren’t entirely true when you’re fighting with someone.

— David D. Burns

A lot of artists think they want anger. But a real, strong, bitter anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity.

— David Lynch

When daughters react with annoyance or even anger at the smallest, seemingly innocent remarks, mothers get the feeling that talking to their daughters can be like walking on eggshells: they have to watch every word.

— Deborah Tannen

I think that to acknowledge a new generation is to acknowledge some degree of obsolescence in yourself, and that is very hard to do and often comes with undeniable anger.

— Douglas Coupland

While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself.

— Douglas Horton

When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.

— Dylan Thomas

Yeah, to me, acting is very therapeutic. I get out a lot of anger and frustration.

— Diane Kruger

Anger, if used properly, might be for a cause, like helping feed children or stopping abuse somewhere. When we understand that every quality has importance and value, then we open up to this. Shining a light on these shadow qualities gives it balance.

— Debbie Ford

I don’t play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.

— Dick Dale

Of course we need to show we are a genuine alternative to an unpopular, Conservative-led government. But we need to set ourselves a higher standard than a party offering anger like UKIP.

— Douglas Alexander

You see all the movies where people say, ‘Don’t fight out of anger’? They say that for a reason.

— Donald Cerrone

I don’t like greed, I don’t like ignorance. I really don’t like anger. But I love love.

— David Crosby

As long as anger, paranoia and misinformation drive our political debate, there are unhinged souls among us who will feel justified in turning to violent remedies for imagined threats.

— David Horsey

I’m a bit of an expert on anger, having suffered from it all through my youth, when I was both brunt and font. It’s certainly the most miserable state to be in but it’s also tremendously gratifying, really – rage feels justified.

— Deborah Eisenberg

A little anger is a good thing if it isn’t on your own behalf, if it’s for others deserving of your anger, your empathy.

— David Simon

The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I’ve seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.

— Dominic Chianese

I also had to work through the violation of my date rape, my unhealthy relationships with men, my anger toward the people involved in the scandal, and those who exploited me afterwards.

— Donna Rice

I’m not 17 anymore. I still have some of the same sort of anger, but I have a sense of humor about it… a sense of being constructive with that anger.

— Dave Pirner

In between shooting for ‘Awake,’ I was attempting to have my own pilot season. The audition for ‘Anger Management’ actually came during a week that I was already testing for a couple other shows and we weren’t really letting any other shows into the mix.

— Daniela Bobadilla

On ‘Awake,’ we would take a couple hours per scene. Whereas on ‘Anger Management,’ we can take maybe 10 minutes on a scene if we’re lucky.

— Daniela Bobadilla

I get really angry when I get hungry. If you don’t feed me, I won’t talk to you. That’s when my anger issues come out.

— Daniela Bobadilla

I feel like everything comes into your life for a reason. With ‘Awake,’ I got to do a drama, and with ‘Anger Management,’ that’s my comedy.

— Daniela Bobadilla

I was never jailed. The fact is that I was arrested, but I went into a diversion programme, and by that time I’d already begun working in what was called anger management. It was a painful and awful moment.

— David Soul

There’s a difference between an outburst of spontaneous anger, which doesn’t have a political objective, and a more measured response that we saw in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

— David Harvey

I am too weary to listen, too angry to hear.

— Daniel Bell

Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.

— Eckhart Tolle

Every now and then, when I think about it, I think, ‘What would I even talk about onstage?’ It’s never been, ‘I wonder if I’m funny. I wonder if I can come up with jokes.’ It’s more, ‘What would it be like without the leather suit and the anger?’

— Eddie Murphy

Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out and when it does come, it is out again immediately.

— Edward Everett Hale

It is important to feel the anger without judging it, without attempting to find meaning in it. It may take many forms: anger at the health-care system, at life, at your loved one for leaving. Life is unfair. Death is unfair. Anger is a natural reaction to the unfairness of loss.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I think everybody should have the same anger towards the injustice that’s happening and the hatred that’s happening, and just fight it with love and compassion.

— Ellen DeGeneres

It’s usually a big kind of vent of frustration or anger or sadness that puts me in the right frame of mind to write. It’s such a cliche to say that artists write when they’re down, but it’s true for me. It’s a relief to get out what’s eating away at my heart or my soul or my head.

— Ellie Goulding

I’ve learned that football sometimes was an outlet. It was a way for me to release anger, release frustration.

— Emmitt Smith

When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.

— Epictetus

But on second thought, after I decreed the state of emergency, I came to the conclusion that that was impossible to achieve without bloodshed because the street protesters were full of anger and nearly out of control. This is why I thought we needed to find another way out.

— Eduard Shevardnadze

As with fascism, the rise of Islamic totalitarianism has partly to do with its populist appeal to the class resentments of an economically oppressed population and to anger at political subordination and humiliation.

— Ellen Willis

Whether one agrees or disagrees with the tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it’s easy to understand the inspiration for its anger as well as its impatience.

— Eric Alterman

Hoping they’d been inspired by the examples of Anne Frank and other teens who had turned negative experiences into something positive by writing about them, I handed out notebooks for my students to journal about their lives. There was some initial resistance. But then the stories poured out of them, full of anger and sadness.

— Erin Gruwell

I don’t usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it’s true – I’m scary.

— Eva Mendes

In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well.

— Edmund S. Muskie

Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace.

— Eddie Bernice Johnson

Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.

— Edgar Rice Burroughs

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.

— Edward Albert

Unless and until Barack Obama addresses the full depth of Americans’ anger with his full arsenal of policy smarts and political gifts, his presidency and, worse, our economy will be paralyzed.

— Frank Rich

I like people and get along, and I’m afraid to express my anger and my rage.

— Fisher Stevens

My whole life, people have been saying, Why are you so angry?

— Fiona Apple

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

— Francis Bacon

Beware of him that is slow to anger for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.

— Francis Quarles

Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.

— Francis Quarles

There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That’s not what the American people want to hear.

— Frank Luntz

Of the seven deadly sins, anger has long been the one with the best box of costumes. When the guy in the next car rages at you, he’s dangerous. When you rage at him, you’re just. We can usually recognize the results of anger, especially in others, as destructive and evil.

— Frederica Mathewes-Green

I think the only time I show my emotions and anger is on the cricket field otherwise, I’ve mellowed down. And with age, I think, with age you always end up mellowing down.

— Gautam Gambhir

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.

— George Savile

Books are in no hurry. An act of creation is in no hurry it reads us, it privileges us infinitely. The notion that it is the occasion for our cleverness fills me with baffled bitterness and anger.

— George Steiner

I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britain’s greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive – and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger – or my own reputation.

— Geoffrey Rush

We are becoming able to see the pursuit of external power for what it is and the futility of trying to escape the pain of powerlessness by changing the world. When we look inward, not outward, we can dismantle the parts of our personalities that have controlled us for so long – such as anger, jealousy, vindictiveness, superiority, inferiority.

— Gary Zukav

Caregiving requires the intention of love, caretaking requires the intention of fear. Not acting in anger when you are angry requires the intention of love.

— Gary Zukav

I started a youth center in Houston. The kids would come in and want to learn to box they wanted to tear up the world, beat up the world. And I’d try to show them they didn’t need anger. They didn’t need all that killing instinct they’d read about. You can be a human being and pursue boxing as a sport.

— George Foreman

Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger.

— Gary Oldman

Democracy isn’t solely about polite conversations in parliaments. It needs to be continually refreshed with raw passions, anger and ideals.

— Geoff Mulgan

Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

— George Herbert

Boxing was a way to express my anger. All of a sudden, I was expressing anger, and I was good at it. I was like a Jekyll and Hyde. Boxing helped me because I was fighting the anger out. I was knocking guys out.

— Gerry Cooney

I think I have a normal threshold of anger, but it’s true that I am, by nature, belligerent.

— Gore Vidal

If people think I’m angry, I don’t want to burst anybody’s bubble. I like sometimes for people to be afraid of me. But it’s not really anger it’s discipline.

— Grace Jones

When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.

— Grace Slick

Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.

— G. M. Trevelyan

I find there’s this weird anger thing: Someone will approach me at the bar and say, ‘Hey, can I buy you a drink?’ And I’ll say, ‘No, I’m okay.’ And then all of a sudden, there’s this male anger flip, where they go, ‘Oh, you know what? I wasn’t even gonna buy you a drink, ’cause you’re not even that cute anyway,’ and walk away.

— Hannah Simone

I accrued anger from people’s low opinion of me and my work, and for the work I might be capable of.

— Harrison Ford

When you fight, anger drives up testosterone in both men and women.

— Helen Fisher

To anger female voters in America is to tread on the tiger’s tail. Women turn out in huge numbers, and they are well aware of how their bodies work and what they need.

— Henry Rollins

Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice.

— Hillary Clinton

When trying to start a company, your enemy isn’t criticism, anger or insults. Your enemy is apathy.

— Gil Penchina

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

— Hannah More

I’m not like most comedians. I don’t deal with just heckles – I’m also dealing with threats and anger. Here I am, a brown person on stage being quite blunt. I talk about white privilege I talk about U.S. imperialistic practices I talk about colonialism. I’m not saying things that are easy for people to laugh at.

— Hari Kondabolu

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.

— Horace

People have said I’m the candidate of anger. Well, we have a right to be angry. We lost 3 million jobs. We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.

— Howard Dean

It’s very shocking, I think, for people caring for the dying to realise how unsaintly they feel, how much anger is mixed up with their grief. In fact, often I think the anger that they feel is a form of grief it’s a kind of raging against what’s happening.

— Helen Garner

If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger, or in an otherwise offensive manner or by momentarily resigning the game or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire, the game must be scored against him.

— Howard Staunton

When you assume negative intent, you’re angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response.

— Indra Nooyi

The anger and the creativity are so closely intertwined with me, and there’s plenty of anger left.

— Ingmar Bergman

Words, especially when yelled in anger, can be very damaging to a child’s self-confidence. The child probably already feels bad enough just from seeing the consequences of his or her behavior. Our sons and daughters don’t need more guilt and self-doubt heaped upon their already wounded egos.

— Jack Canfield

Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

— J. R. R. Tolkien

Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.

— James Russell Lowell

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.

— James Thurber

Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don’t go away, they just echo around.

— Jane Goodall

Well, all comedy starts with anger. You get angry, and its never for a good reason, right? You know its not a good reason. And then you try and work it from there.

— Jerry Seinfeld

To me, it’s OK to have differences. But we don’t have to be mad about it. You know? And I think that’s where sometimes we get so passionate that we – you know, it turns into anger.

— Joel Osteen

The dog is often quick to resent a kick, be it from man or beast, but I have never known him to show anger at the door that slammed to and hit him. Probably, if the door held him by his tail or his limb, it would quickly receive the imprint of his teeth.

— John Burroughs

I don’t think enough players channel the energy of the crowd. If it’s done properly, and you don’t let anger overwhelm and distract you, it’s like a shot of adrenaline in the arm, and it gets the crowd pumped up.

— John McEnroe

He that would be angry and sin not, must not be angry with anything but sin.

— John Ruskin

So many people live with anger and unforgiveness, and many of them are Christians.

— Joyce Meyer

At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger.

— Jacqueline Bisset

It doesn’t pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he’ll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn’t say.

— Jules Renard

There’s a lot of anger in the Twitter-verse, as I’ve discovered. But there’s a lot of love.

— Joss Whedon

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.

— John Dryden

Fighting in the ring or cage is very much different from fighting in the street. Fighting in the street is very much fueled by anger, pride, and male dominance and ego.

— Joel Edgerton

Governments are composed of human beings, and all of the frailties that humans possess are absorbed into these governments and become active within these governments. Hatred, anger, jealousy, fear, greed, distrust and the whole host of afflictions that humans must bear, lurk just beneath the surface of civility displayed by ‘government.’

— John McAfee

If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury if from a small cause, it is peevishness and so is always either terrible or ridiculous.

— Jeremy Taylor

I share the anger, but, ultimately, to govern this country, it takes more than anger. It takes experience. It takes positions that reflect the best values of the American people.

— Joe Lieberman

I’m fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there’s a lot of poetry in it. There’s a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it. And I think you’d better listen to it pretty carefully, ’cause it’s important.

— John F. Kerry

Whether one admired or was repulsed by the positions he took on matters foreign and domestic, it is undeniable that Reagan’s ability to project anger was highly attractive to his most passionate supporters on the far right – and crucial to his political success.

— Jackson Katz

Vengeance is the act of turning anger in on yourself. On the surface it may be directed at someone else, but it is a surefire recipe for arresting emotional recovery.

— Jane Goldman

Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.

— Janet Fitch

A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.

— Jessamyn West

I don’t think it’s good to run on anger, but it’s really great when that’s the first couple of gallons in your tank – when you’ve had enough, and you’re just pissed off enough to go for it. In a lot of ways, that sort of environment can be a catapult for a great situation.

— Josh Homme

My tastes lean toward the more negative, angry and eclectic.

— Josh Silver

Denial, panic, threats, anger – those are very human responses to feeling guilt.

— Joshua Oppenheimer

I’m sure it’s one of the most frustrating aspects of human experience for all of us, that when we tell someone who’s hurt us that they’ve hurt us, they tend to react with anger because they feel guilty, and we know we also get angry when we feel guilty.

— Joshua Oppenheimer

I do play football no-holds-barred. Any edge I can get, I’ll take. I’d grab a face mask only in a fit of anger. Uncontrolled anger is damn near insane.

— Joe Greene

For all my success with the Ramones, I carried around fury and intensity during my career. I had an image, and that image was anger. I was the one who was always scowling, downcast. I tried to make sure I looked like that when I was getting my picture taken.

— Johnny Ramone

I guess lyrically they’re similar because they’re talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. ‘The Last One Alive,’ for me, is very simple. It’s just about alienation, really, that causes anger.

— Jon Crosby

I think I would cope like anyone copes with any tragedy. I’m sure I would be very upset for a while and then there would come a point where I would either have to stay in this place of darkness and anger, or I’d have to accept that it happened.

— Jason Ritter

Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean, and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn. He appeared to me to be in anger.

— Joanna Southcott

With Stacy, it was interesting because you know he was within all this chaos, all these different lives that were so broken and so much anger and so much frustration and their skating came out of that, their different styles came out of that.

— John Robinson

I grew up here, and it’s always been a very diverse community. So for people to come out and say that there’s some long-standing anger or there’s a history of racial tension is absolutely ridiculous. There’s not a black-white divide in Ferguson.

— James Knowles III

The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time.

— James Whitcomb Riley

It is only with burning anger that we can speak of this attack by counter-revolutionary reactionary elements against the capital of our country, against our people’s democratic order and the power of the working class.

— Janos Kadar

One of the interesting things about comedy is it’s tension release, and nothing creates tension faster than anger.

— Lewis Black

I always channeled what I felt emotionally into skiing – my insecurities, my anger, my disappointment. Skiing was always my outlet, and it worked.

— Lindsey Vonn

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.

— Louis L’Amour

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When you’re not sure your anger is justified, the thing to do is ask yourself exactly where it’s coming from.

— Lynn Coady

If you feel like there is going to be an emotional reaction that won’t be helpful to resolve the situation, anger or other things, disarm the situation in some way, and you can use different techniques to do that.

— Lynn Good

Like the marriage contract you entered into, your divorce is a legal transaction. Treat it that way. Try not to let emotion, hurt, fear or anger dictate the circumstances of your discussions or negotiations.

— Laura Wasser

There aren’t very many good models of feminine rage – and the ones that we remember are ones where women take that anger internally and implode themselves in a real way, like Anna Karenina or Emma Bovary.

— Lauren Groff

Anger does not solve problems – anger only makes things worse. I go by the old saying, ‘Don’t make important decisions when you’re angry.’

— Lionel Sosa

I do like to write nasty songs. It’s a useful weapon to have, and it’s cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative.

— Lisa Marie Presley

A certain amount of anger doesn’t make us less empathetic, less humane, less loving. It just makes us real.

— Lindsay Duncan

When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.

— Louis Nizer

My biggest influence is rap. It spoke to me, probably because of my upbringing in Christiania. You listen to ‘The Chronic’ and you can hear that anger and frustration.

— Lukas Forchhammer

When you get frisked by the police at the age of 10, and they empty your schoolbag out in the street and kick your books around and calling you names because of where you live, you just get an anger towards everyone who is outside of your neighborhood.

— Lukas Forchhammer

If you lead with the anger, it will turn off the audience. And what I want is the audience to engage with the material and to listen and then to ask questions. I think that ‘Ruined’ was very successful at doing that.

— Lynn Nottage

As a child growing up in San Francisco in the 1950s, I sometimes met insults when I ventured outside of Chinatown or my neighborhood. I have even been spat on and threatened with a knife. I could have let my anger fester until it became hate. However, I realized they were isolated incidents, and I simply got on with my life.

— Laurence Yep

I always tell people, anger is like liquid. It’s fluid, it’s like water. You put it in a container and it takes the shape of that container. So many people you see in prison, unleashing war on their people, they are angry, and they take their anger and put it into a violent container.

— Leymah Gbowee

We’re comfortable with women in certain roles but not comfortable with women expressing anger or fully accepting their power. The most daring question a woman can ask is, ‘What do I want?’

— Libba Bray

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I’d abused.

— Luke Ford

Dying peacefully means to avoid any immediate cause for anger, fear, or strong desire.

— Lobsang Tenzin

Back in those early days when I began my apprenticeship as a poet, I also tried to voice our anger, spirit of defiance and resistance in a Jamaican poetic idiom.

— Linton Kwesi Johnson

Often, overeating is a way to punish yourself for the anger and resentment you’re feeling – either at yourself or someone else.

— Karen Salmansohn

In many ways, anger is a misdirected plea for love.

— Karen Salmansohn

And I think there’s something about conservatives frankly – and the Left, when it comes to their channels of persuasion, are unpersuasive. They are, most of them are hate-filled, obscenity-clogged rants of anger and hatred.

— Karl Rove

Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility.

— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Americans are slow to anger, but once they do get angry, they are impossible to stop.

— Kathleen Troia McFarland

I don’t think that you can fake warmth. You can fake lust, jealousy, anger those are all quite easy. But actual, genuine warmth? I don’t think you can fake it.

— Keira Knightley

I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.

— Kevin Bacon

Something my mum taught me years and years and years ago, is life’s just too short to carry around a great bucket-load of anger and resentment and bitterness and hatreds and all that sort of stuff.

— Kevin Rudd

I have been to anger management twice. After the first session the lady was like, ‘Baby, you don’t seem that angry at all. You seem like a really nice guy.’

— Kid Rock

We are taught to believe it’s bad to be angry, or at least it’s not good. That’s not the case all throughout the world. People are more open and not embarrassed about it. For instance in Paris, people believe Americans have a really unhealthy relation with anger. They think it’s essential to get angry.

— Koren Zailckas

I think what I learned in research is that as Americans, we’re very distrustful of anger. We’re not sure if we should repress it. The idea that anger is supposed to be controlled is American, and we try to keep it out of our homes.

— Koren Zailckas

I think, for one, we have to really accept that anger is a normal human emotion that can be a positive force for change.

— Koren Zailckas

My songs have always been frustrating themes, relationships that I’ve had. And now that I’m in love, I expect it to be really happy, or at least there won’t be half as much anger as there was.

— Kurt Cobain

My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It’s psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I’m always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.

— Kurt Cobain

I have moments of darkness, of anger, and moments of rage. They do creep up at the most inopportune times. Not to recognize that in my music would give people a sense of sainthood that I don’t necessarily have or even want to have.

— K’naan

For a long time I thought I could deal with my anger and hostility on my own. But I couldn’t. I denied that it had affected me, and yet I was so frantic on the inside with other people: I needed to be constantly reassured.

— Kelly McGillis

We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.

— Mahatma Gandhi

I know, to banish anger altogether from one’s breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God’s grace.

— Mahatma Gandhi

When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose responses other than aggression, we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

The ego mind both professes its desire for love and does everything possible to repel it, or if it gets here anyway, to sabotage it. That is why dealing with issues like control, anger, and neediness is the most important work in preparing ourselves for love.

— Marianne Williamson

Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.

— Martha Beck

Self-pity, a dominant characteristic of sociopaths, is also the characteristic that differentiates heroic storytelling from psychological rumination. When you talk about your experiences to shed light, you may feel wrenching pain, grief, anger, or shame. Your audience may pity you, but not because you want them to.

— Martha Beck

When angry, count to four when very angry, swear.

— Mark Twain

Anger elicits anger, fear elicits fear, no matter how well meaning we may be.

— Martha Beck

The best therapists can do with sadness, anger, and anxiety is to help patients live in the more comfortable part of their set range.

— Martin Seligman

When you hold on to anger and unforgiveness, you can’t move forward.

— Mary J. Blige

I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I shouldn’t be, that it’s not nice to be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry.

— Maxine Waters

My wife, my daughters, even my grandchildren are funny. You’ve got to keep a sense of humor because anger destroys you.

— Michael Caine

Anger can be a useful emotion it’s built into our genetic code to help with self preservation. But it can also be destructive, even when it is justified.

— Michael Hayden

He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.

— Milan Kundera

Poverty is the absence of all human rights. The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty cannot sustain peace in any society.

— Muhammad Yunus

I was filled with hate and anger. But during my trial, something decisive happened: Amnesty International adopted me as a prisoner of conscience, and it was an unbelievable feeling to know that there is someone fighting for you on the outside. Amnesty’s ‘soft’ approach made me seriously consider alternatives to revenge.

— Maajid Nawaz

Yes, an individual could be electronically stimulated to fear, anger, or euphoria from a distance. However, the procedure is complicated, not always accurate, and far too tedious and expensive as a method for taking over control of the world.

— Marilyn Ferguson

Being irrational and out of control is what happens in real life. Not cautiously choreographing your anger or your emotions, losing yourself in them is what happens in real life.

— Margot Robbie

I am just sorry my own mother had to live under that regime for most of her life. I was lucky. I got out and, 14 years later, Czechoslovakia became a free country. So I feel anger, even fury, at this bloody system that ruined so many people’s lives for no reason whatsoever.

— Martina Navratilova

What we Americans go through to pick a president is not only crazy and unnecessary but genuinely abusive. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent in a craven, cynical effort to stir up hatred and anger on both sides.

— Matt Taibbi

In plain terms, a child is a complicated creature who can drive you crazy. There’s a cruelty to childhood, there’s an anger.

— Maurice Sendak

The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.

— Mehmet Oz

I asked a shrink: ‘Everything is so great. Why am I still so angry?’ He said, ‘Anger doesn’t go away.’ I always thought it was kind of a good engine.

— Mike Nichols

I think that Scottish people, like Canadians, are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger. It’s a great dynamic.

— Mike Myers

When terrorism strikes, divisive anger is a natural response.

— Mohsin Hamid

Once in a while, I still witness occasionally sexist behavior and comments from men (which experience has taught me you should always deflect with humour rather than anger). Old habits die hard, after all, and it’s unrealistic to expect dinosaurs to fall silent overnight.

— Maelle Gavet

When the Left agitates over government policies, it’s considered righteous anger. When the Right – and much of the center – agitate, it’s painted as the rantings of the criminally and violently insane.

— Monica Crowley

Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.

— Mahavira

When our neighbor’s personality possesses harsh qualities, we show our love by not voluntarily provoking those qualities in any way. Past experience shows us what upsets a person, so in their presence we are careful not to do or say those things that cause anger. We are self-effacing.

— Mother Angelica

When anyone arouses my anger, I will immediately pray for them and regain my peace of soul.

— Mother Angelica

Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously.

— Marie de France

Since the time of Richard Nixon, there has been a strange lack of will in the media to identify the real cause for Americans’ anger at politicians who fall, publicly and spectacularly.

— Mimi Kennedy

I’ve done a lot of dramedies in my career. You know, I started as a standup comic, and then the movies that I was doing, like ‘Up Side of Anger’ were kind of like – they’re hard. They’re hard to sell they’re hard to get made, you know.

— Mike Binder

If somebody honks a horn in Cleveland, they’re saying ‘Hi.’ It’s so rare to be honked at in anger. When we have merging traffic, we just interweave. There’s real courtesy.

— Mary Doria Russell

A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.

— Mary Garden

Golf courses are beautiful, it’s good for the soul and it gets out the anger… well, if you don’t care about the score then you won’t have a heart attack.

— Matthew Goode

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.

— Matthew Prior

I’m really busted up over this and I’m very, very sorry to those people in the audience, the blacks, the Hispanics, whites – everyone that was there that took the brunt of that anger and hate and rage and how it came through.

— Michael Richards

I usually get all my stress and anger out at the gym. But when I get out, I’m kind of a pleasant person – really.

— Natalie Martinez

The preparation, commitment and desire to win will be no less than the last time I drove a grand prix car in anger.

— Nigel Mansell

I’ve seen my mother struggling, everything that she did to raise me and my brothers and my sisters, and I know the anger that she went through.

— Nate Robinson

I went to a girls’ school, and it was awful. The combination of my teenage anger and their jealousy meant I was always getting into fights. There was a lot of pulling of hair and scratching of faces and rolling around on the floor.

— Nadine Velazquez

Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.

— Nagarjuna

A dirty player is somebody who ultimately is trying to hurt somebody. There’s a huge difference. There’s no gray in that. Like, you have no conscience, no nothing, no guilt. I don’t have that mean streak in me. I don’t play angry. It’s not anger.

— Ndamukong Suh

Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face, women have been trained to cut off anger.

— Nancy Friday

Emotional life grows out of an area of the brain called the limbic system, specifically the amygdala, whence come delight and disgust and fear and anger.

— Nancy Gibbs

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue… and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.

— Naomi Campbell

Fear, separation, hate and anger come from the wrong view that you and the Earth are two separate entities, the Earth is only the environment. You are in the centre, and you want to do something for the Earth in order for you to survive.

— Nhat Hanh

Anger is an unnecessary emotion. Loads of stuff in life can trigger it, but what matters is how you react. I choose not to react.

— Nicola Adams

The idea that the law should punish what is rude that government should protect our tender sensibilities from those who would – quite often with shallow motivations but sometimes with deeper and more serious complaints – challenge our national certainties and rituals, should alarm and anger us.

— Nick Harkaway

You’ve just got to have a sense of respect for the person you have children with. Anger doesn’t help anybody. Ultimately you have to say forgiveness is important, and honoring what you had together is important. But it’s easy to say and harder to do.

— Nicole Kidman

There’s very little dislike of Americans in the world, shown by repeated polls, and the dissatisfaction – that is, the hatred and the anger – they come from acceptance of American values, not a rejection of them, and recognition that they’re rejected by the U.S. government and by U.S. elites, which does lead to hatred and anger.

— Noam Chomsky

I get angry at a principle, not a person.

— Norman Schwarzkopf

In Israel, waves of anger and fear circulate all the time, but so do jokes and gossip and silky evening breezes. So, too, in America.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Abstract anger is great for rhetorical carrying on. You can go on endlessly about the post office, but it doesn’t mean you’re mad at your mailman.

— P. J. O’Rourke

George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it. He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did. He had never known before then what could happen to your money.

— Paul McCartney

President Obama clearly cannot run on his record. All he’s offering is more of the same. That’s not good. Look at the economy. It’s stagnating. And so, what they’re now going to try and do is bring this campaign down to little things, distractions, distortions, smear, fear, anger, frustration.

— Paul Ryan

I have to say that anger is the blanket that comes around me, and that blunts and blurs my sense of proportion.

— Pete Townshend

You look at 30 Seconds to Mars, and you don’t think, ‘Ooh, I bet they’re angry.’ No one really does anger these days. I suppose it’s a turn-off.

— Peter Hook

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us – avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

— Petrarch

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

— Plato

Bosnia is under my skin. It’s the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.

— Paddy Ashdown

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.

— Paula Cole

Violence is a problem we all want to solve. I want to make sure that kids learn to deal with anger by learning how to talk with people to solve problems. Here in the United States Senate I want to make sure we have safe schools, safe neighborhoods and good things for kids to do after school!

— Patty Murray

A man can submit today in order to resist tomorrow. My submission had been such. And because I had not been free to show my real feeling, to voice my true thoughts, my submission had bred bitterness and anger. And there were nearly ten million others who had submitted with equal anger and bitterness.

— Peter Abrahams

I’m generally slow to anger, quick to forgive, and I take in information before making decisions. So no matter how controversial the decision, my general demeanour is to put on white lab coat and gloves and look at the evidence, weigh the arguments and see what makes sense.

— Peter Blair Henry

There is a real sense of anger among many people who are married that the government, any government, thinks it has the ability to change the definition of an institution like marriage.

— Philip Hammond

I would be pleased if someone would invent a pill to remove my impatience, moodiness, and occasional bursts of anger. But if they did, I wouldn’t be able to write my novels or paint.

— Orhan Pamuk

As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness.

— Robin Gibb

Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It’s not anger, it’s motivation.

— Roger Clemens

Before I came out, I had a lot of anger. For years people would ask, ‘How are you doing?’ and I’d say, ‘Good, fine.’ It’s show business, and that’s what you have to show.

— Ricky Martin

Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public’s whipsawing stages of acceptance.

— Ron Fournier

Anger is not an accepted thing for women. And, you know, I do get angry. I feel it’s a very honest emotion.

— Rosamund Pike

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can’t do, fear or even disgust at growing old.

— Rowan Williams

I’m not a screamer. I’m confrontational, but I don’t think that translates into anger.

— Rachel Maddow

Don’t get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects.

— Richard M. Nixon

You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.

— Richard M. Nixon

For me, comedy starts as a spew, a kind of explosion, and then you sculpt it from there, if at all. It comes out of a deeper, darker side. Maybe it comes from anger, because I’m outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it’s hardest to see.

— Robin Williams

It’s a very difficult thing for people to accept, seeing women act out anger on the screen. We’re more accustomed to seeing men expressing rage and women crying.

— Rebecca De Mornay

Anger is implanted in us as sort of sting, to make us gnash with our teeth against the devil, to make us vehement against him, not to set us in array against each other.

— Richard Savage

When anger rushes unrestrained to action, like a hot steed, it stumbles on its way. The man of thought strikes deepest and strikes safely.

— Richard Savage

Fear generates anger, and fear generates violence, and those were part of what built the Saudi state.

— Robert Lacey

Let there be a door to thy mouth, that it may be shut when need arises, and let it be carefully barred, that none may rouse thy voice to anger, and thou pay back abuse with abuse.

— Saint Ambrose

Anger can be a problem, but it has tremendous potential, too. It’s just figuring out what to do with it.

— Sean Penn

Our government is printing money, and it’s degrading the living standard of every person in America. It’s the cause of frustration, anger, and confusion.

— Steve Wynn

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?

— Sydney J. Harris

There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.

— Sylvester Stallone

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

— Sallust

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

— Sallust

I’m generally quite an angry person, and I like to channel my anger toward something creative.

— Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

I vent my anger in the gym, and it calms me down.

— Samantha Ruth Prabhu

He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.

— Sarah Bernhardt

As a culture I see us as presently deprived of subtleties. The music is loud, the anger is elevated, sex seems lacking in sweetness and privacy.

— Shelley Berman

Being told about the effects of climate change is an appeal to our reason and to our desire to bring about change. But to see that Africans are the hardest hit by climate change, even though they generate almost no greenhouse gas, is a glaring injustice, which also triggers anger and outrage over those who seek to ignore it.

— Sigmar Gabriel

The nice thing about anger is that, as an emotion, it’s strong enough to unplug me from the comedian’s mind for a minute and just be a frustrated member of the citizenry.

— Seth Meyers

I watch a lot of teen TV and read a lot of YA novels. I also talk to teens whenever I can. There are cultural differences between when I was a teen and now, but emotions – anger, angst, love – are the same.

— Sarah Mlynowski

Wherever there is injustice, there is anger, and anger is like gasoline – if you spray it around and somebody lights a matchstick, you have an inferno. But anger inside an engine is powerful: it can drive us forward and can get us through dreadful moments and give us power. I learnt this with my discussions with nuclear policy makers.

— Scilla Elworthy

I think a certain amount of anger has been a fuel of mine, if you want – but also some sort of sadness, and plain mischief, of course.

— Siouxsie Sioux

The death of Garang has unfortunately unleashed emotions of anger some genuine, others cultivated by elements who wanted to pit one group of Sudanese against another.

— Salva Kiir Mayardit

Many of us who have cars have felt some form of extreme anger at other drivers because we feel they have put us in harm’s way. We might even envision ramming their cars or cutting them off in return, but do we actually do it? No, because the overwhelming majority of us never want to take another human life.

— Taya Kyle

It is good to forget one’s anger against one’s wrongdoer, whoever he may be, for countless number of evils will quickly grow from this anger.

— Thiruvalluvar

My father was so very afraid. I felt it in the sting of his black leather belt, which he applied with more anxiety than anger, my father who beat me as if someone might steal me away, because that was exactly what was happening all around us.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates

It was less in pity than in anger that the world was moved by the photograph of little Alan Kurdi, that dead three-year-old Syrian refugee boy whose name we’re all remembering now on the first anniversary of his drowning, along with his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother Rehanna.

— Terry Glavin

Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Anger is like a storm rising up from the bottom of your consciousness. When you feel it coming, turn your focus to your breath.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

— Thomas a Kempis

Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with – don’t go to that level.

— Tim Gunn

I could feel my moral compass as a soldier, in danger of – I could feel the squeeze, the pressure of frustration and anger and fear combining on me… I felt the danger I felt the squeeze of it.

— Tim O’Brien

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.

— Thomas Jefferson

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.

— Thucydides

I don’t think anybody should ever touch anybody in anger, ever.

— Tommy Lee

I get angry about things, then go on and work.

— Toni Morrison

Chekhov was capable of casually tossing off deplorable comments in his letters, combined with a very modern anger against anti-Semitism.

— Tom Stoppard

Listen, Bruce Lee fought out of anger. That’s why they call it the ‘Fists of Fury.’ Michael Jackson danced with fury. I do stand up out of fury. I’m not mad at anybody. I’m not mad at any human being because I’m a human being.

— Tracy Morgan

I’m very much aware of the dangers of becoming a cliche. Mr. Anger, someone who gets meaner, angrier on record.

— Trent Reznor

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.

— Terry Brooks

I don’t think I could play a character that I couldn’t relate to somehow. I’m not unfamiliar with frustration, anger, shame, helplessness and a load of other emotions that make up our psycho-soup. I try to focus on that frustration, that sense of unfairness, and multiply it.

— Terry O’Quinn

Sometimes the routes leading to feelings of anger are so convoluted and circuitous that it takes enormous skill to discern their original source, or fountainhead. But regardless of the reason for or the source of the anger or the relative ease or complexity in perceiving either the anger or its source – everybody, but everybody, gets angry.

— Theodore Isaac Rubin

When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always gets angry.

— Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Having a sweet, wide-eyed, awkward character is more charming and allows for more range. If you come from anger, you’re going to reach a ceiling very quickly.

— Toks Olagundoye

Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined.

— Tom Lantos

Us investigators who went out into the field were faced on occasion with a lot of anger, by people saying why has it taken you five or six year to come and see me?

— Tony Greig

Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can’t see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.

— Thylias Moss

The world in general doesn’t know what to make of originality it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger.

— W. Somerset Maugham

The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.

— Walter Savage Landor

Boys with a ‘failure to launch’ are invisible to most girls. With poor social skills, the boys feel anger at their fear of being rejected and self-loathing at their inability to compete.

— Warren Farrell

Men are fair, and they have learned not to personalize anger – they can disagree with you and argue to the bone, but afterward they still consider you a nice person with whom the underlying human relationship need not be altered.

— Warren Farrell

What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside.

— Wayne Dyer

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

— Wayne Dyer

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

— William Congreve

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.

— William Congreve

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.

— William Shenstone

I think I’m basically the same guy I always was. Maybe I’ve learned, through experience, to rein in some of the anger and temper they say redheads normally have.

— Willie Nelson

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.

— Wilson Mizner

We don’t get the greatest tools to deal with anger. It’s like, ‘Hey, count to 10.’ When someone really upsets me, how do I respond? I don’t usually start counting to 10 and breathing deeply.

— Woody Harrelson

My anger with the US was not at first, that they had used that weapon – although that anger came later.

— Wilfred Burchett

I originally wanted to embrace the imagery and forthrightness of rap music. There are some interesting, dynamic voices in rap. But I find most of it irresponsible in its overt violence and commercialization of anger. As artists, we believe we can will action through language. If that’s the case, we have to take responsibility for what we say.

— Yusef Komunyakaa

Through the years I have seen myself as a peaceful person, but the awareness of the anger is part of that process.

— Yusef Komunyakaa

When one is young, aspiring to play for the country, doing well, any hindrance, like injury or being out of form, can be frustrating and a cause of annoyance or even anger. But once you have a close encounter with death, you realise the real value of life.

— Yuvraj Singh

We suffered a terrible blow on 11 September 2001. We responded with fear and anger. A fight-or-flight response is adaptive in any species. For us, given our power, fight was the only response we could imagine.

— Yochai Benkler

I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.

— Yoko Ono

Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.

— Yoko Ono

I understand Tea Partyers’ anger with the system, but they are in way over their heads and often racially motivated, and I can’t be part of that.

— Zach Galifianakis
Anger Quotes

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