I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.
Author: Maya Angelou (1928)
Profession: African-American poet, Writer, Performer
Does our ferocity not derive from the fact that our instincts are all too interested in other people? If we attended more to ourselves and became the center, the object of our murderous inclinations, the sum of our intolerances would diminish.
Author: E. M. Cioran (1911)
Profession: Rumanian-born French Philosopher
We, the lineal representatives of the successful enactors of one scene of slaughter after another, must, whatever more pacific virtues we may also possess, still carry about with us, ready at any moment to burst into flame, the smoldering and sinister traits of character by means of which they lived through so many massacres, harming others, but themselves unharmed.
Author: William James (1842-1910)
Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author
Wolves which batten upon lambs, lambs consumed by wolves, the strong who immolate the weak, the weak victims of the strong: there you have Nature, there you have her intentions, there you have her scheme: a perpetual action and reaction, a host of vices, a host of virtues, in one word, a perfect equilibrium resulting from the equality of good and evil on earth.
Author: Marquis De Sade (1740-1814)
Profession: French Author
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight to the blood.
Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)
Profession: American Philosopher, Poet
Aggression, the writer's main source of energy.
Author: Ted Solotaroff