Frenzy Quotes

Frenzy Quotes by Walter Scott, Barbara Kruger, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, Kenneth Fisher, James Buchanan and many others.

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Who o’er the herd would wish to reign, Fantastic, fickle, fierce, and vain! Vain as the leaf upon the stream, And fickle as a changeful dream; Fantastic as a woman’s mood, And fierce as Frenzy’s fever’d blood. Thou many-headed monster thing, Oh who would wish to be thy king!
Walter Scott
As with the Princess Di crash, which sent the media on the most insane feeding frenzy. From the moment of the crash, the pornography of sentiment never let up.
Barbara Kruger
The frenzy of nations is the statesmanship of fate.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Voluptuaries, consumed by their senses, always begin by flinging themselves with a great display of frenzy into an abyss. But they survive, they come to the surface again. And they develop a routine of the abyss: It’s four o clock. At five I have my abyss.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
The bubble, as investing phenomenon, has been well studied ever since the 17th-century tulip bulb frenzy. Its counterpart in bear markets is not well understood.
Kenneth Fisher
The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution.
James Buchanan
Language rarely lies. It can reveal the insincerity of a writer’s claims simply through a grating adjective or an inflated phrase. We come upon a frenzy of words and suspect it hides a paucity of feeling.
Irving Howe
As a child I often wondered whether I would be allowed to live such moments- to inhabit the slow, majestic ballet of the snowflakes, to be released at last from the dreary frenzy of time. Is that what it feels to be naked? All one’s clothes are gone, yet one’s mind is overladen with finery.
Muriel Barbery
The art of writing, like the art of love, runs all the way from a kind of routine hard to distinguish from piling bricks to a kind of frenzy closely related to delirium tremens.
H. L. Mencken
From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me.
Ludovico Ariosto
Behold a tree. Does it not speak to us thusly: ‘Don’t you see that God is not working himself into a frenzy in me? I am calmly, quietly, silently pouring forth my life and bringing forth fruit. Do thou likewise.’
Clarence Jordan
The first line in the first Gasland is: “I’m not a pessimist. I’ve always had a great deal of faith in people that we won’t succumb to frenzy or rage or greed. That we’ll figure out a solution without destroying the things that we love.” I have not lost that sense.
Josh Fox
I got into my usual obsessive writing frenzy, using all the material I’d worked on for so long and crafting it into a little novel [Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries].
Helen Fielding
The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven; and as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen turns them to shape, and gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name; such tricks hath strong imagination.
William Shakespeare
The theory is that election to Congress is tantamount to being dispatched to Washington on a looting raid for the enrichment of your state or district, and no other ethic need inhibit the feeding frenzy.
George Will
If you peel back the layers of your life-the frenzy, the noise-stillness is waiting. That stillness is you.
Oprah Winfrey
Jealousy, in spite of the mad frenzy of its most splendid displays, is a vice of weakness; it arises from a mind whose aspirations and desires are inferior to its accomplishments; it is the child of baulked vanity and failure of courage.
Arthur Alfred Lynch
But for a moment Dirk had a sense of inifinite loss and sadness that somewhere among the frenzy of information noise that daily rattled the lives of men he thought he might have heard a few notes that denoted the movements of gods.
Douglas Adams
Writing in a near frenzy is wonderful and freeing, but for me, it did not result in a nice, shiny novel. Instead, what I have is a mess.
Erin Morgenstern
Coal mines make the news only when they explode, collapse, kill. It’s exciting! Tragedy! Fodder for a cable-news frenzy.
Jeanne Marie Laskas
I’m in an absolute frenzy towards doing as many things as I can that I want to do today. The rest can wait till tomorrow, next week, if I’m around we’ll take a look.
Buck Owens
LA is an intense city. I was probably a bit too sensitive. I didn’t have any friends so I was keeping pretty low key. I just whipped myself up into a bit of an emotional frenzy.
Matt Corby
Grant me an old man’s frenzy, Myself must I remake Till I am Timon and Lear Or that William Blake Who beat upon the wall Till Truth obeyed his call.
William Butler Yeats
Touched by her fingers, the two surviving chocolate people copulate desperately, losing themselves in a melting frenzy of lust, spending the last of their brief borrowed lives in a spasm of raspberry cream and fear.
Neil Gaiman
To a dog, motoring isn’t just a way of getting from here to there, it’s also a thrill and an adventure. The mere jingle of car keys is enough to send most any dog into a whimpering, tail-wagging frenzy.
Jon Winokur
Jealousy is in some measure just and reasonable, since it merely aims at keeping something that belongs to us or we think belongsto us, whereas envy is a frenzy that cannot bear anything that belongs to others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If there is to be art, if there is to be any aesthetic doing and seeing, one physiological condition is indispensable: frenzy.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Some people see Black Friday as a much-needed break for their wallet. I see it as retail outlets showing the customers the full weight of their contempt. The frenzy to buy cheap crap from China, the human downgrade of people fighting with each other over items they can probably live without, to me, is an insult.
Henry Rollins
There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses. Admirable gardens of absurd beliefs, forebodings, obsessions and frenzies. Unknown, ever-changing gods take shape there.
Louis Aragon
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.
Winston Churchill
If greed were not the master of modern man, how could it be that the frenzy of economic activity does not abate as higher standards of living are attained, and that it is precisely the richest societies which pursue their economic advantage with the greatest ruthlessness?
E. F. Schumacher
No wonder all the great comedians had such destructive private lives. … After you get the audience into that kind of frenzy, and you are being worshiped like the false idol you are, how do you leave the stage and transition back into real life? … What is there left to do but set yourself on fire?
Margaret Cho
I met with Hitchcock when I was a very, very young actress just starting out and he was making ‘Frenzy’ in London and I was sent along to meet with him. He was very, very unimpressed with me and I have to say, I was rather unimpressed with him – but only because I was an arrogant, ignorant young actress.
Helen Mirren
Now Julie could stay here, in the Keep full of homicidal maniacs who grew teeth the size of switchblades and erupted into a violent frenzy when threatened.
Ilona Andrews
The body ages. grows. passes through near-lunatic phases of reproductive frenzy, but you are born and die essentially the same person. That… that is proof of your deathless soul.
Chuck Palahniuk
When I lived in Delhi, it was burdened with so many futures – fast roads, malls, flyovers – that one felt almost obliged to be hopeful. Now that hope has diminished, you can feel the city going into a frenzy to reinvent itself. I miss living there.
Karan Mahajan
The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My mother was a great storyteller and a great historian in her own way. She only made it to third grade. She came from Mexico City at the tail end of the Mexican Revolution and that kind of turmoil and chaos and frenzy and also excitement.
Juan Felipe Herrera
Frenzy, Heresie, and Jealovsie, seldome cured.
George Herbert
We were there [ in the newsroom] through the elections [2008] so it was quite a frenzy going on. The other thing I learn is that journalists are very messy.
Rachel McAdams
Rage and frenzy will pull down more in half an hour than prudence, deliberation, and foresight can build up in a hundred years.
Edmund Burke
The first line in the first ‘Gasland’ is: ‘I’m not a pessimist. I’ve always had a great deal of faith in people that we won’t succumb to frenzy or rage or greed. That we’ll figure out a solution without destroying the things that we love.’ I have not lost that sense.
Josh Fox
You know how ESPN works; they’ll throw themselves into a frenzy over Tebow’s white bread lame ass niceness and then vilify Johnny Football just ’cause he rages now and then.
Dabo Swinney
Someday without any reason dance in frenzy in total let go.
Anandmurti Gurumaa
We wandered in a frenzy and a dream (301).
Jack Kerouac
Demoniac frenzy, moping melancholy.
John Milton
The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot – and it’s only a question of time before all that the mind controls will run amuck in a frenzy of stupid, impotent fear.
Hunter S. Thompson
Now get some clothes on before the women around here are driven into a frenzy.” He gave me a mournful look. “I’m afraid that’ll happen with or without clothes, my dear.
Richelle Mead
There were speeches made in Congress in the very last session before the outbreak of the Rebellion, so ferocious as to show that their authors were under the influence of a real frenzy.
Edward Everett
I like the cold; I don’t have problem with cold, and I don’t have problem with rain either, as long as people are smiling. You know, early in my career, I used to wonder about this fan frenzy, but now I realize that there is genuine love, respect and affection, which makes me very proud to be an actor.
Boman Irani
The world is going mad in mutual extermination, and murder, considered as a crime when committed individually, becomes a virtue when it is committed by large numbers. It is the multiplication of the frenzy that assures impunity to the assassins.
In his deepest heart there surge tremendous shame and madness mixed with sorrow and love whipped on by frenzy and a courage aware of its own worth.
I cannot function if there is a physical mess around me. If everything is falling apart, I go on a cleaning frenzy.
Gwyneth Paltrow
Blind terror drove me on, with my flying stirrups whipping me into a frenzy. With no rider to carry I reached the kneeling riflemen first and they scattered as I came upon them.
Michael Morpurgo
Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
Laurence Sterne
If we are the greatest nation the sun ever shone upon, it would seem to be mainly because we have been able to goad our wage-earners to this pitch of frenzy.
Upton Sinclair
As great enmities spring from great friendships, and mortal distempers from vigorous health, so do the most surprising and the wildest frenzies from the high and lively agitations of our souls.
Michel de Montaigne
Science knows no politics. Are we in this frenzy of [the Depression] economy, brought about by those who control the wealth of this country, seeking to put a barrier on science and research for the paltry sum of $39,113 out of an appropriation of $100,000,000?
Fiorello H. La Guardia
Melancholy is the nurse of frenzy.
William Shakespeare
Whats a gonzotic frenzy? Well its me in the throes of an ink splattering attempt to capture the feeling I have at that particular time.
Ralph Steadman
Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
Winston Churchill
In an era of parental paranoia, lawsuit mania and testing frenzy, we are failing to inspire our children’s curiosity, creativity, and imagination. We are denying them opportunities to tinker, discover, and explore – in short, to play.
Darell Hammond
There would probably be less of a frenzy among the French public.
Michel Patini
Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back
John Maynard Keynes
Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation.
Walter Benjamin
Somehow, the things my mother wanted to do, the release in evangelism she sought with such frenzy, were transferred to me.
Ethel Waters
The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Winston Churchill
A thirsty ambition for truth and virtue, and a frenzy to conquer all lies and vices which are not recognized as such nor desire to be; herein consists the heroic spirit of the philosopher.
Johann Georg Hamann
I make hats. I’m on a hat frenzy. I’m on my eighth and I love it.
Amanda Seyfried
The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth,
From earth to heaven.
William Shakespeare
There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. What starts with an innocuous HUGS, NOT DRUGS bumper sticker soon leads to wild talk of shooting dealers and making urine tests a condition for employment — anywhere.
Barbara Ehrenreich
I’m a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy.
Oscar Levant
I felt lethal, on the verge of frenzy. My nightly bloodlust overflowed into my days and I had to leave the city. My mask of sanity was a victim of impending slippage. This was the bone season for me and I needed a vacation.
Bret Easton Ellis
The man who is tenacious of purpose in a rightful cause is not shaken from his firm resolve by the frenzy of his fellow citizens clamoring for what is wrong, or by the tyrant’s threatening countenance.
Do not let me hear
Of the wisdom of old men, but rather of their folly,
Their fear of fear and frenzy, their fear of possession,
Of belonging to another, or to others, or to God.
The only wisdom we can hope to acquire
Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.
T. S. Eliot
The step between ecstatic vision and sinful frenzy is all too brief.
Umberto Eco
Wickedness is a kind of voluntary frenzy, and a chosen distraction.
John Tillotson
When you become a Christian, all of a sudden you start to live on this rapture mentality, like tomorrow the world’s going to end. You live in that frenzy. We come from the streets, so the mentality was like, ‘Yo, dude, what’s up? You’re not going to tell me I’m not down with God. What’s up!’
Sonny Sandoval
I wouldn’t mind someone lobbing hand grenades at me, but having to reset the timer on the video recorder puts me into a blood-spitting frenzy.
Stephen Bayley
I go through periods where I don’t shop at all, and then I go crazy and buy everything in sight. I never know what to wear, and I’m at my worst before an audition. I pull everything out of the closet, throw it on my bed. I’ll get entirely dressed and then take it all off again until I’m in a kind of frenzy.
Brooke Adams
Most writers – poets in especial – prefer having it understood that they compose by a species of fine frenzy – an ecstatic intuition – and would positively shudder at letting the public take a peep behind the scenes.
Edgar Allan Poe
My first tattoo is a full-on Sailor Jerry situation on my hip – it’s a swallow with big spread wings. When I got it I was 20 on St. Mark’s Place in New York; I just walked in in a frenzy. It’s still there 17 years later and it’s not a terrible thing to look at.
Maria Dahvana Headley
I worked myself into a frenzy. By 1996, I had a nervous breakdown just from working. I couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, just getting anxiety attacks and all of that stuff because I was doing too much, too young, all the time.
Dolores O’Riordan
The multiplication of individual sects should not fool us: the important point is that the whole of America is preoccupied with the sect as a moral institution, with its immediate demand for beatification, its material efficacity, its compulsion for justification, and doubtless also with its madness and frenzy.
Jean Baudrillard
[D]rilling and arming, when carried on on a national scale, excite whole populations to frenzies which end in war.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Cal ’s eyes reflected a weird combination of frenzy and fear as he twisted toward his father. “My God! She’s on her way to becoming the most famous physicist in the country, and she’sdumb as a post ! You arenot having your baby in this house! You’re having it at the county hospital!
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
When the tongue or the pen is let loose in a frenzy of passion, it is the man, and not the subject, that becomes exhausted.
Thomas Paine
Wretched excess is an unfortunate human trait that turns a perfectly good idea such as Christmas into a frenzy of last-minute shopping.
Jon Anderson
The current disfavor into which socialism has fallen has spurred…. the frenzy to proclaim oneself a liberal. Many writers today have recourse to the strategem of inventing for oneself a liberalism according to one’s own tastes and passing it off as an evolution from past ideas.
Ralph Raico
That was the deal basically: catatonia without; frenzy within
Jeffrey Eugenides
Yes, what is it like? Certainly not like she dreamed. But maybe that’s okay. We want what we want. At home, she works herself into a frenzy worrying about what she isn’t–and perhaps loses track of just where she is.
Jess Walter