Mobs Quotes

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Terry Pratchett
“The intelligence of that creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it.”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

Dan Simmons
“Mobs have passions, not brains.”
Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

B.F. Skinner
“The mob rushes in where individuals fear to tread.”
B.F. Skinner, Walden Two

Shannon L. Alder
“You can't fight hatred with hatred and expect anyone to listen to you. You can only try to lessen it with humor, wit, truth and commonsense. If that doesn't work run like hell, while they throw rocks at you.”
Shannon L. Alder

Steve Toltz
“...I thought how I hate any kind of mob - I hate mobs of sports fans, mobs of environmental demonstrators, I even hate mobs of super-models, that's how much I hate mobs. I tell you, mankind is bearable only when you get him on his own.”
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole

Lance Conrad
“Cowards are always much more dangerous than heroes.”
Lance Conrad, The Price of Creation

Paul Acampora
“Do you want to be in our mob?" Elena asks him.
"When did we get a mob?" he says.
"We don't have one yet. I'm working on it."
Michael turns to me.
"It's got something to do with books."
"In that case," says Michael, "I'm in.”
Paul Acampora, I Kill the Mockingbird

“If there is one good thing about an angry mob, it's that they are so focused on being angry and mobbish that they sometimes miss little things. Things like a horse-drawn cart being driven by the very person who has made them so angry and mobbish in the first place.”
Cuthbert Soup, Another Whole Nother Story

“Her clear conscience mocked rumour’s mendacity, But we are a mob prone to credit sin.”
Ovid, Fasti
tags: mobs, sin

Emma Chase
“I have money. I have properties I didn't buy, cars and carpets, antiques and jewels-and none of them means a damn to me if I don't have her. So-give me a number.”
Emma Chase, Appealed

Theodor Storm
“Euere Schuld, Deichgraf!" schrie eine Stimme aus dem Haufen.”
Theodor Storm, Der Schimmelreiter

Pierce Brown
“History is a wheel. And all mobs are the same. Full of small men with big appetites. Only way they grow is by eating men like us.”
Pierce Brown, Iron Gold

GennaRose Nethercott
“Truth traveled through her like a bullet. What kind of beast cultivates mobs out of common citizens, using fear as bait? In the real world, these weren’t the traits of monsters. They were the traits of men seeking power. Traits of war. . . .[the] weapon wasn’t a gun. . .it was a charming invitation, a toast to a better tomorrow. It was fear at your back. . .this dybbuk and his wraiths, he wasn’t a who, or an it - he’d told her this outright. He was a when. An event made manifest.”
GennaRose Nethercott, Thistlefoot

Paul Acampora
“It's true," says Michael. "Dicken's novels came out in monthly installments. People couldn't wait for the next chapter to arrive. Mobs would gather at train stations and shipyards so they could be first in line to get the next part of the book."

"Mobs?" I say....

..."People don't feel that way about books anymore," Elena says sadly.

"Some people do," I say.”
Paul Acampora, I Kill the Mockingbird

Carl Sandburg
“…it’s come over me clear that the last two or three years that in a group killing of a man, in a mobbing, the event reaches a point where all rationale is gone; such a term as “anarchist” and “traitor” or “Boche” or “Englander Schwein” disappears and they babble hysterically only one or two epithets, in our language usually a tenor of “Son of a Bitch” with a bass of “Cocksucker”. Since some of the finest blood of the human family goes this way poets and painters have a right to try to employ it or at least not kid themselves about what actually happened at Golgotha. Since I’ve talked with men who were in the trenches and since I’ve seen race riots I am suspicious that the sponge of vinegar on the spear is a faked legend and what probably happened, if the historicity of Jesus is ever established, is that they cut off his genital organ and stuck it in his mouth….”
Carl Sandburg

“Freedom and freedom from hunger need not be mutually exclusive. Revenge and cruelty threaten the former; greed threatens the latter. If the Government of the free, by the free and for the free wants to sustain the free State, it has to go hammer and tongs against the enemies of freedom, whether these are revengeful, cruel and violent mobs or their ideological supporters or the greedy who bleed the free so that the hungry will join the mobs.”
R. N. Prasher

Paul Acampora
“It can't be a mob if it comes with ukuleles.”
Paul Acampora, I Kill the Mockingbird