Overreaction Quotes

Quotes tagged as "overreaction" (showing 1-12 of 12)
Stephenie Meyer
“A hundred yards away, Mike Newton was lowering Bella's limp body to the sidewalk. She slumped unresponsively against the wet concrete, her skin chalky as a corpse. I almost took the door off the car.”
Stephenie Meyer, Midnight Sun

Amy Poehler
“It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.”
Amy Poehler

Toba Beta
“Nervous people tend to overreact.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Adam Gopnik
“[T]he relentless note of incipient hysteria, the invitation to panic, the ungrounded scenarios--the overwhelming and underlying desire for something truly terrible to happen so that you could have something really hot to talk about--was still startling. We call disasters unimaginable, but all we do is imagine such things. That, you could conclude mordantly, is the real soundtrack of our time: the amplification of the self-evident toward the creation of paralyzing, preëmptive paranoia.”
Adam Gopnik

Howard Tayler
“The Tausennigan Ob'enn warlords look like cuddly teddy-bears?"

"Yes, they do, and they'd cheerfully exterminate your entire race for making that observation!"

"I guess that explains their rich military history, then.”
Howard Tayler, The Tub of Happiness

Sarah E. Olson
“July 15, 1991

Nita: My mother was a paragon of our neighborhood, People always come up to us with hugs, saying "You have the most wonderful mother." l'd think. “Don't you see what's going on in this house?” To this day, if somehow even in jest raises their hand to me, I will do this (raises hands to protect face and cowers) I cringe. Then they look at me like, what's your probem? You don't get that from a great childhood.”
Sarah E. Olson, Becoming One: A Story of Triumph Over Dissociative Identity Disorder

Toba Beta
“Ada orang bilang bahwa cinta pasti dapat menyelesaikan segala problema yang ada.
Padahal mungkin hanya dengan suguhan tulus kopi nikmat di pagi hari sudah cukup mengatasinya.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“Peace is not only the absence of war, but also a way of seeing the world, and the choices we make are how we express and manifest that vision of the world.”
Max Strom

Alexis de Tocqueville
“When justice is more certain and more mild, is at the same time more efficacious.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Barbara W. Tuchman
“Diplomacy's primary law: LEAVE ROOM FOR NEGOTIATION.”
Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914

Josephine Winslow Johnson
“She knew that nothing was ever as overwhelming or final as he seemed to think - that if he would wait, instead of shouting, there'd be less to shout over in the end.”
Josephine Winslow Johnson, Now in November

Barbara W. Tuchman
“Society's revenge matched its fright.”
Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914

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