Crowd Quotes

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Oscar Wilde
“I won't tell you that the world matters nothing, or the world's voice, or the voice of society. They matter a good deal. They matter far too much. But there are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely—or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. You have that moment now. Choose!”
Oscar Wilde

Christine Feehan
“The trouble is not really in being alone, it's being lonely. One can be lonely in the midst of a crowd, don't you think?”
Christine Feehan, Dark Prince

Charles Bukowski
“The Genius Of The Crowd

there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
human being to supply any given army on any given day

and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace

those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love

beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty
or are proud of it
beware those quick to praise
for they need praise in return
beware those who are quick to censor
they are afraid of what they do not know
beware those who seek constant crowds for
they are nothing alone
beware the average man the average woman
beware their love, their love is average
seeks average

but there is genius in their hatred
there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you
to kill anybody
not wanting solitude
not understanding solitude
they will attempt to destroy anything
that differs from their own
not being able to create art
they will not understand art
they will consider their failure as creators
only as a failure of the world
not being able to love fully
they will believe your love incomplete
and then they will hate you
and their hatred will be perfect

like a shining diamond
like a knife
like a mountain
like a tiger
like hemlock

their finest art”
Charles Bukowski

Charlotte Eriksson
“Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Sarah Dessen
“I couldn't imagine what it would be like to be one of so many, to have not just parents and siblings but cousins and aunts and uncles, an entire tribe to claim as your own. Maybe you would feel lost in the crowd. Or sheltered by it. Whatever the case, one things was for sure: like it or not, you'd never be alone.”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.”
Osho, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously

Kimberly Derting
“Now it was just the two of us, Max and me. And about a thousand other people around us.”
Kimberly Derting, The Pledge

Israelmore Ayivor
“Step out of the crowd of average people. Enter that game and change the values on the scoreboard.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Jaron Lanier
“Emphasizing the crowd means de-emphasizing individual humans in the design of society, and when you ask people not to be people, they revert to bad, mob-like behaviors.”
Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget

Louis L'Amour
“To live in a city, one must be larger than one's environment or enjoy belonging to the crowd.”
Louis L'Amour, The Lonesome Gods

Dejan Stojanovic
“And this that you call solitude is in fact a big crowd.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Every select man strives instinctively for a citadel and a privacy, where he is FREE from the crowd, the many, the majority-- where he may forget "men who are the rule," as their exception;-- exclusive only of the case in which he is pushed straight to such men by a still stronger instinct, as a discerner in the great and exceptional sense.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Margaret Atwood
“Walking into the crowd was like sinking into a stew - you became an ingredient, you took on a certain flavour.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
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Dejan Stojanovic
“When there is noise and crowds, there is trouble;
When everything is silent and perfect,
There is just perfection and nothing
To fill the air.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Stephen King
“The crowd could not know that they were cheering but somehow they did, somehow they understood that the circle between death-worship and death-wish had been completed for another year and the crowd went completely loopy, convulsing itself in greater and greater paroxysms.”
Stephen King, The Long Walk

Emme Rollins
“He recovered quickly, reaching out to touch a few outstretched hands, melting the front row of girls like one long stick of butter as he moved closer toward me.”
Emme Rollins, Dear Rockstar

Holly Schindler
“He's standing in a cluster of black T-shirts - together, they look like the wilted petals on a single dead flower.”
Holly Schindler, A Blue So Dark

Rémy de Gourmont
“To be a member of such a crowd ... is not much to be far removed from solitude; the freedom of everyone is assured by the freedom to which everyone else lays claim. ”
Remy de Gourmont

Marina Dyachenko
“Самый необитаемый из всех островов - толпа.”
Марина и Сергей Дяченко, Долина совести
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Harper Lee
“всякая толпа состоит из людей.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“Be the person that always has your back. When all are against you, don’t join the crowd. Be there for yourself.”
Avina Celeste

“So many people in the crowd and everyone is doing the same yet they have the forceful smile of belonging to the group. The realisation of being different and embracing self is lost.”
Suyasha Subedi

Jerome K. Jerome
“One example of a solid but inexplicable fact, ruling all human affairs - your fireworks won't go off while the crowd is around.”
Jerome K. Jerome, Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

Yann Martel
“The multitude of the curious and the offended descends upon him.”
Yann Martel, The High Mountains of Portugal

“People respect one's integrity not their going along with the crowd just to reap a personal benefit.”
Jeffrey G. Duarte

“We choose to be alone always whether we are in crowd or in family or everywhere. That's who we are. That's what we like.”
Suyasha Subedi

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Mastery generally requires the ability to not only tolerate but also enjoy your own company.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Broadcasting is mainly not concerned with crowds, but with separate listeners, and . . . the ordinary tricks of rhetorical appeal do not usually succeed without the physical existence of a crowd.”
Hilda Matheson, Broadcasting

Umberto Eco
“...and I saw that it is one thing for a crowd, in an almost ecstatic frenzy, mistaking the laws of the devil for those of the Lord, to commit a massacre, but it is another thing for an individual to commit a crime in cold blood, with calculation, in silence.”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

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