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Quote Left Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality. Quote Right
Quote Left That the use of animal food disposes man to cruel and ferocious action is a fact to which the experience of ages gives ample testimony . . . The barbarous and unfeeling 'sports' (as they are called) of the English - their horse-racing, hunting, shooting, bull and bear baiting, cock-fighting, prize fighting, and the like, all proceed from their immoderate addiction to animal food. Their natural temper is thereby corrupted, and they are in the habitual and hourly commission of crimes against nature, justice, and humanity, from which a feeling and reflective mind, unaccustomed to such a diet, would revolt, but in which they profess to take delight. Quote Right
Quote Left I am obliged to confess that I do not regard the abolition of slavery as a means of warding off the struggle of the two races in the Southern states. The Negroes may long remain slaves without complaining; but if they are once raised to the level of freemen, they will soon revolt at being deprived of almost all their civil rights; and as they cannot become the equals of the whites, they will speedily show themselves as enemies. Quote Right
Quote Left I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again. Quote Right
Quote Left Oppression that is clearly inexorable and invincible does not give rise to revolt but to submission. Quote Right
Quote Left A woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revolt from woman, and it is confirmed only by other men. Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm frightened of eggs, worse than frightened, they revolt me. That white round thing without any holes have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid? Blood is jolly, red. But egg yolk is yellow, revolting. I've never tasted it. Quote Right
Quote Left To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt. Quote Right
Quote Left Hurricane Katrina has set off a revolt in the Republican constituency, so I believe Bush will need to find spending restraints and the country will focus on that in 2006 and 2008, Quote Right
Quote Left In perpetrating a revolution, there are two requirements: someone or something to revolt against and someone to actually show up and do the revolting. Dress is usually casual and both parties may be flexible about time and place, but if either faction fails to attend, the whole enterprise is likely to come off badly. Quote Right
Quote Left Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor. Quote Right
Quote Left The masculine imagination lives in a state of perpetual revolt against the limitations of human life. In theological terms, one might say that all men, left to themselves, become gnostics. They may swagger like peacocks, but in their heart of hearts they all think sex an indignity and wish they could beget themselves on themselves. Hence the aggressive hostility toward women so manifest in most club-car stories. Quote Right
Quote Left Loyalty ... is a realisation that America was born of revolt, flourished in dissent, became great through experimentation. Quote Right
Quote Left In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word. Quote Right
Quote Left When people put their ballots in the boxes, they are, by that act, inoculated against the feeling that the government is not theirs. They then accept, in some measure, that its errors are their errors, its aberrations their aberrations, that any revolt will be against them. It's a remarkably shrewd and rather conservative arrangement when one thinks of it. Quote Right
Quote Left All art is a revolt against man's fate. Quote Right
Quote Left The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left--the King of England, the King of Spades, The King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds. Quote Right
Quote Left Anyone can revolt. It is more difficult silently to obey our own inner promptings, and to spend our lives finding sincere and fitting means of expression for our temperament and our gifts. Quote Right
Quote Left Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself. Quote Right
Quote Left Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions. Quote Right
Quote Left The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it. Quote Right
Quote Left How quickly nature falls into revolt When gold becomes her object! Quote Right
Quote Left It is not actual suffering but the taste of better things which excites people to revolt. Quote Right
Quote Left Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions. Quote Right