Fanatic Quotes

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Joss Whedon
“There’s a fine line between support and stalking and let’s all stay on the right side of that.”
Joss Whedon

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The messengers of Jesus will be hated to the end of time. They will be blamed for all the division which rend cities and homes. Jesus and his disciples will be condemned on all sides for undermining family life, and for leading the nation astray; they will be called crazy fanatics and disturbers of the peace. The disciples will be sorely tempted to desert their Lord. But the end is also near, and they must hold on and persevere until it comes. Only he will be blessed who remains loyal to Jesus and his word until the end.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The more attention you give to your loved ones, the less affection you recieve from them.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“When you are gunning to be like other people, you are foolishly repeating their mistakes, and the worst of it all is that you can't even correct yours.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Dorothy L. Sayers
“But it is the mark of all movements, however well-intentioned, that their pioneers tend, by much lashing of themselves into excitement, to lose sight of the obvious.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

Eric Hoffer
“The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a God or not. The atheist is a religious person. He believes in atheism as though it were a new religion.”
Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

Aldous Huxley
“Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously overcompensates a secret doubt.”
Aldous Huxley, Proper Studies

Ali Shariati
“في الحياة ليس العدو الحاقد المسلح بأخطر وأشد ضررا للـ" شيخ " من مريد متعصب متفان لكن لاعقل له.”
Ali Shariati, العودة إلى الذات (الآثار الكاملة، #11(

Henry Jenkins
“Hello. My name is Henry. I am a fan. Somewhere in the late 1980s’, I got tired of people telling me to get a life. I wrote a book instead”
Henry Jenkins, Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers: Media Consumers in a Digital Age

G.K. Chesterton
“We do not admire, we hardly excuse, the fanatic who wrecks this world for love of the other. But what are we to say of the fanatic who wrecks this world out of hatred of the other? He sacrifices the very existence of humanity to the non-existence of God. He offers his victims not to the altar, but merely to assert the idleness of the altar and the emptiness of the throne. He is ready to ruin even that primary ethic by which all things live, for his strange and eternal vengeance upon some one who never lived at all.”
G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

Israelmore Ayivor
“Just like the way you date in relationship and become convinced before you give a partner your heart, you got to date your PASTOR to know he can be your MENTOR before you give him your ears! Test the Spirits...and don't be a religious fanatic!”
Israelmore Ayivor

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A fanatic is a deeply religious man with no love in his heart”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Marsha Hinds
“A martyr is someone willing to die for what he believes in. A fanatic is someone willing for you to die for what he believes in.”
Marsha Hinds

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people are willing to be killed for beliefs for which the people from whom they got them are not even willing to be slapped.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Some people in orthodox churches in Africa take poverty as a path that leads to heaven, making christianity look unattractive.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Cathryn Louis
“Fanatics are those who, when following a doctrine becomes inconvenient, make up rules of their own.”
Cathryn Louis

R.K. Narayan
“The only trouble was that the scripture master, Mr. Ebenzar, was a fanatic.”
R.K. Narayan, Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher

Gene Doucette
“Religious fanatics are the worst. They're basically impossible to bargain with, they accept no outside opinion about anything, and they departed from reality well before you met them.”
Gene Doucette, Immortal at the Edge of the World

Christina Engela
“Interestingly enough, every time I corner a fanatic with scientific facts which they cannot argue or disprove, they either dismiss me as 'anti-God' and a 'secular humanist' or they start spouting reams of misapplied and irrelevant 'scripture' at me, like good little sheeple and like that will in any way, shape or form prove anything... Which just proves to me that common sense and actual reason doesn't come into it. Only hatred.”
Christina Engela, Demonspawn

Fiona Mozley
“But I don't have any real interest in anything, you know. I don't really care about anything. Not about the sea or the outdoors or nature or anything. I don't really have any hobbies. My mother and grandmother used to sew things.' She picked up one of the embroidered cushions. 'But it doesn't interest me. I do things for a bit and then get bored. Like painting or writing. It interested me for a while but I gave up.
I think about swimming but I don't swim,' she said. 'I imagine what it would be like to be in the water, especially the sea. I imagine what it would be like to dip my body into the freezing salt water and how it would feel to be fully submerged and then come up for air but I never do it. I don't go to the beach and I don't get into the water. Sometimes I think I could have been an actor. It's the one profession I've never tried. In one way or another, I have spent my whole life impersonating other people. Acting out fantasies with personalities that I've made up in my head. Brave people that go about the world and do things. But it's not like it's the achievements that matter to me, it's the interest. The interest the people I play take in the world around them. I suppose they love it in a way that I don't. They're fanatics.”
Fiona Mozley, Elmet

Alan Bennett
“Unlike today's ideologues, whom I would call single-minded if mind came into it at all, I have no fear of the state.”
Alan Bennett, Keeping On Keeping On

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Fanatics are like debris following the course of the wind, they are swept around like sand, and convinced to believe in what they do not understand.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Teri Kanefield
“Confederates called Lincoln a dictator and fanatic who must be stopped by any means, including 'revolution or private assassination.”
Teri Kanefield, Abraham Lincoln: The Making of America #3

Amit Kalantri
“It is easier to convince a liar to speak the truth than to convince a believer to drop his beliefs.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Robert      Hunter
“Of the Russian exiles, Lenin is the last I should have picked as a man of destiny. [Angelica] Balabanoff says that she cannot remember where she first met Lenin and that even when she became conscious of his existence he made no impression upon her. Many others would say the same, but I remember vividly my first meeting with him. It was at dinner in a small Greek restaurant in Soho, not far from the house which bears the tablet commemorating the fact that Karl Marx once lived there. I met him again at Stuttgart, [at the International Socialist Congress] in 1907. In the meantime he had acquired the reputation of being a brilliant student of Marxian economics, a dangerous antagonist in all intra-party controversies and a master of revolutionary tactics and sectarian conspiracies. At the conference he was usually surrounded by a small group of whispering disciples. …

Some of Lenin's enemies believed that he was a paid emissary of the Russian police. His tactics and the dissensions which he promoted among the Russian socialists aroused suspicion. He was a fanatic, a disorganizer, a sectarian, who gave no indication in pre-war days of having the qualities of a national leader. He won his battles but they were always directed against his comrades.”
Robert Hunter, Revolution Why, How, When?