Fury Quotes

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Winston S. Churchill
“...But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis—as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: fit only to be treated as such. While the more generous spirits among the tribesmen become convulsed in an ecstasy of religious bloodthirstiness, poorer and more material souls derive additional impulses from the influence of others, the hopes of plunder and the joy of fighting. Thus whole nations are roused to arms. Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide. In each case civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace.”
Winston Churchill, The Story of the Malakand Field Force

Sarah J. Maas
“She was fury, she was wrath, she was vengeance.”
Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows

Arthur  Miller
“The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.”
Arthur Miller

Jack London
“He was a silent fury who no torment could tame.”
Jack London, White Fang

Jim Butcher
“There are old swordsmen and bold swordsmen. But few old, bold swordsmen.”
Jim Butcher, Academ's Fury

Christopher Hitchens
“The finest fury is the most controlled.”
Christopher Hitchens, Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

Gillian Flynn
“...my father, [was] a mid-level phonecompany manager who treated my mother at best like an incompetent employee. At worst? He never beat her, but his pure, inarticulate fury would fill the house for days, weeks, at a time, making the air humid, hard to breathe, my father stalking around with his lower jaw jutting out, giving him the look of a wounded, vengeful boxer, grinding his teeth so loud you could hear it across the room ... I'm sure he told himself: 'I never hit her'. I'm sure because of this technicality he never saw himself as an abuser. But he turned our family life into an endless road trip with bad directions and a rage-clenched driver, a vacation that never got a chance to be fun.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Rick Riordan
“then things got even stranger.
Mr. Brunner, who'd been out in front of the museum a minute before, wheeled his chair into the doorway of the gallery, holding a pen in his hand.
"What ho, Percy!" he shouted, and tossed the pen through the air.
Mrs. Dodds lunged at me.
With a yelp, I dodged and felt talons slash the air next to my ear. I snatched the ballpoint pen out of the air, but when it hit my hand, it wasn't a pen anymore. It was a sword-Mr. Brunner's bronze sword, which he always used on tourement day.
Mrs. Dodds spun toward me with a murderous look in her eyes.
My knees were jelly. My hands were shaking so bad I almost dropped the sword.
She snarled, "Die, honey!"
And she flew straight at me.
Absolute terror ran through my body. I did the only thing that came naturally:I swung the sword.
The metal blade hit her shoulder and passed through her body as if she were made made of water. Hisss!
Mrs. Dodds was a sand castle in a power fan. She exploded into yellow powder, vaporized on the spot, leaving nothing but the smell of sulfur and a dying screech and a chill of evil in the air, as if those two glowing red eyes were still watching me.”
Rick Riordan

Jess C. Scott
“The whole thing becomes like this evil enchantment from a fairy tale, but you're made to believe the spell can never be broken.”
Jess C. Scott, Heart's Blood

N.K. Jemisin
“...and when I lift my head to scream out my fury, a million stars turn black and die. No one can see them, but they are my tears.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

William Shakespeare
“I understand a fury in your words
But not your words.”
William Shakespeare, Othello

P.G. Wodehouse
“It isn't often that Aunt Dahlia lets her angry passions rise, but when she does, strong men climb trees and pull them up after them.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Right Ho, Jeeves

Amy Tan
“Whenever I'm with my mother, I feel as though I have to spend the whole time avoiding land mines.”
Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses

Elizabeth Wein
“Look at me!’ I screeched. ‘Look at me, Amadeus von Linden, you sadistic hypocrite, and watch this time! You’re not questioning me now, this isn’t your work, I’m not an enemy agent spewing wireless code! I’m just a minging Scots slag screaming insults at your daughter! So enjoy yourself and watch! Think of Isolde! Think of Isolde and watch!”
Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity

L.J. Smith
“Oh, I'm starting to cry again. That's what happens when you think about life being fair. And I can't explain why it isn't . . . I don't think it's something anybody knows.”
L.J. Smith

David Weber
“Tisiphone stood silent and helpless in Alicia's mind. It was all she could do to keep Alicia's blind savagery from dragging Megaira under and clouding the lightning-fast reflexes which kept them both alive.
She'd never guessed what she was creating, never imagined the monster she'd spawned. She'd seen the power of Alicia DeVries's mind without recognizing the controls which kept that power in check, and only now had she begun to understand fully what she had done.
She had shattered those controls. The compassion and mercy she'd feared no longer existed, only the red, ravening hunger. Yet terrible as that might be, there was worse. She'd found the hole Alicia had gnawed through the wall about her inner rage, and she couldn't close it. Somehow, without even realizing it was possible, Alicia had reached beyond herself. She'd followed Tisiphone's connection to the Fury's own rage, her own destruction, and made that incalculable power hers as well.
For the first time in millennia, Tisiphone faced another as powerful as herself, a mortal mind which had stolen the power of the Furies themselves, and that power had driven it mad.”
David Weber, In Fury Born

“It had been an awful thing to lose Henry the first time, to matrimony, but to discover what a false front he was capable of was another kind of blow, and it had left her almost speechless. Then there was the fury with herself—for she had known what Henry’s love was, and still she had gone back to suffer a little more at his hands.”
Anna Godbersen, Envy

Yevgeny Yevtushenko
“They tell me, shaking their heads:
"You should be kinder. You are somehow furious".

I used to be kind. It didn’t last long.”
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Rebecca Lim
“I can’t be responsible for losing you, the way I almost lost you tonight."
The sense of vertigo is so bad now that Ryan seems fuzzy, as if I’m seeing him through a veil of light.
‘You’re already responsible,’ Ryan implores. ‘I’m a marked man. I could see it in his eyes when he looked at me. With you, or without you, I’m marked for death. And I’ll take my chances with you. In
any life, given the same choice, I would choose you. Are you hearing me?”
Rebecca Lim

“Dogs, by this same logic, bark at what they cannot understand.”
Heraclitus, Fragments

“I’m not the maternal type. Lullabies bore me. The idea of a child hanging off my breast, using me for sustenance, makes me very angry for some reason. Probably because I am always angry about everything. I am like a gramophone and the volume’s too loud, and you can’t find the off button, and all you can do is cover your ears until the end of the record.”
Rivers Solomon, An Unkindness of Ghosts

V.S. Carnes
“Anger swirled in him, a tempest readying her strike. And like a helpless vessel caught in her fury, he felt himself dashed against the rocks without mercy.”
V.S. Carnes

Alexandra Bracken
“You still fight like a Fury.”
Alexandra Bracken, Lore

Cassie Beasley
“His grandmother was chopping up the ham with a fury that implied the pig had done something to offend her. Tumble was watching them both wide eyed, her glass of tea half way to her mouth.”
Cassie Beasley

Day Leitao
“Hope and fury were more than a flame in her heart; they formed a scorching blaze that would burn down this Kingdom of Shadows with everything in it.”
Day Leitao

“In this year of riots I am called to duty
Through this year of angers I have gripped a meaning
In this year of lies and angers burning out of control I went out and met history on its own terms
And I have come back to tell you what I saw:
Uprisings everywhere—they'll riot anytime—anything goes that'll feed a flame;
Warnings unheeded—stopwatches hurtling—direct lies expected and received—

Fires burning out of control in the streets


"We call you to answer for your indiscretions, Mr. Johnson."

The time has come for me to have it out with America on the battlefields of my ancestry.
In my short lifetime I have seen America lose faith in her own greatness—
This year of riots and angers burning out of control announces one great covenant broken: The summit once reached and past, the terror begins.”
Charles Upton, Panic Grass

Tea Cooper
“He hadn't dreamed the look of fury on her face nor the harsh words she'd spoken, not allowing him the opportunity to explain.
The picture of her simple beauty, loose-limbed grace, and blatant fury shimmered before him. So far removed from any other female he'd ever come across. The outrage rippling through her, so intense it radiated like heat from her body. Her eyes flashing, no sign of fear for herself. He hadn't wanted her to flee. He wanted to know more.”
Tea Cooper, The Woman in the Green Dress

Louisa May Alcott
“Although the oldest, Jo had the least self-control, and had hard times trying to curb the fiery spirit which was continually getting her into trouble; her anger never lasted long, and having humbly confessed her fault she sincerely repented and tried to do better. Her sisters used to say that they rather liked to get Jo into a fury because she was such an angel afterwards. Poor Jo tried desperately to be good, but her bosom enemy was already ready to flame up and defeat her; and it took years of patient effort to subdue it.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“Violence does beget violence, but the opposite is also true. Fury spends itself pretty quickly when there's no fury facing it.”
Andrew Aydin John Lewis

William Shakespeare
“Not a soul
But felt a fever of the mad, and play'd
Some tricks of desperation; all but mariners
Plung'd in the foaming brine, and quit the vessel;
Then all afire with me the King's son Ferdinand
With hair up staring ( then like reeds, not hair)
Was the first man that leap'd; cried Hell is empty,
And all the devils are here.”
William Shakespeare, The Tempest

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