There are souls that are incurable and lost to the rest of society. Deprive them of one means of folly, they will invent ten thousand others. They will create subtler, wilder methods, methods that are absolutely DESPERATE. Nature herself is fundamentally antisocial, it is only by a usurpation of powers that the organized body of society opposes the natural inclination of humanity.
Author: Antonin Artaud (1896-1948)
Profession: French Theater Producer, Actor, Theorist
Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.
Author: Anthony Burgess (1917-1993)
Profession: British Writer, Critic
Strange and predatory and truly dangerous, car thieves and muggers -- they seem to jeopardize all our cherished concepts, even our self-esteem, our property rights, our powers of love, our laws and pleasures. The only relationship we seem to have with them is scorn or bewilderment, but they belong somewhere on the dark prairies of a country that is in the throes of self-discovery.
Author: John Cheever (1912-1982)
Profession: American Author
We know that their adventures are childish. They themselves are fools. They are ready to kill or be killed over a card-game in which an opponent -- or they themselves -- was cheating. Yet, thanks to such fellows, tragedies are possible.
Author: Jean Genet (1910-1986)
Profession: French Playwright, Novelist
Gentleman-rankers out on the spree, damned from here to Eternity.
Author: Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Profession: British Author of Prose, Verse
He that seeks trouble never misses.
Author: English Proverb
Profession: Sayings of British Origin
Now, neighbor confines, purge you of your scum! Have you a ruffian that will swear, drink, dance, revel the night, rob, murder, and commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways?
Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor