quote by Stella Gibbons

The life of a journalist is poor, nasty, brutish, and short. So is his style

— Stella Gibbons

Astonishing Brutish quotations

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.

War is brutish, inglorious, and a terrible waste.

.. The only redeeming factors were my comrades' incredible bravery and their devotion to each other. Marine Corps training taught us to kill efficiently and to try to survive. But it also taught us loyalty to each other - and love. That espirit de corps sustained us.

To be angry about trifles is mean and childish;

to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is akin to the practice and temper of devils; but to prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, is manly and divine.

To be angry about trifles is mean and childish;

to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is akin to the practice and temper of devils; but to prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, is manly and divine.

Life is nasty, brutish, and short

It seems to me so shocking to see the precious hours of a man's life - the priceless moments that will never come back to him again - being wasted in a mere brutish sleep.

There are nineteen words in Yiddish that convey gradations of disparagement, from a mild, fluttery helplessness to a state of downright, irreconcilable brutishness. All of them can be usefully employed to pinpoint the kind of individuals I write about.

For men to be tied and led by authority, as it were with a kind of captivity of judgment, and though there be reason to the contrary not to listen unto it, but to follow like beasts the first in the herd, they know not, nor care not whither, this were brutish.

The beauty of the living world I was trying to save has always been uppermost in my mind - that, and anger at the senseless, brutish things that were being done. . . . Now I can believe I have at least helped a little.

Of all the animals on earth, none is so brutish as man when he seeks the delirium of coition.

You must not think that a satiric style allows of scandalous and brutish words;

the better sort abhor scurrility.

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.

If the individual is a unit in a corporate mass, his life is not merely brutish and short, but dull and mechanical.

Your friends avoid you, brutishly transform'd They hardly know you, or if one remains To wish you well, he wishes you in heaven.

Men are as we have always known them, neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues there springs a latent honesty, from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite - a thirst for extermination, a desire for blood.

Life is nasty, brutish, and short. Death is easy.

The human soul is heavy, clumsy, held in the mud of the flesh.

Its perceptions are still coarse and brutish. It can divine nothing clearly, nothing with certainty.

O Judgment ! Thou art fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason !

Sex, on the whole, was meant to be short, nasty and brutish.

If what you want is cuddling, you should buy a puppy.

They whose sole bliss is eating can give but that one brutish reason why they live.

Agreeing on the "why" takes all the romance out of everything, takes all the seduction. Seduction used to be an art. Now of course it's brutish and it's predatory and it's bad.

[Men's] natural tendencies, natural proclivities, are bad.

You gotta rein that in. You gotta dial that back. You need to really raise your conscience level and be aware of how others see you and dial it back, because it's just too predatory, brutish, what have you.

I believe we're brutes, but then, miraculously, there are those among us who stand up against that brutishness and remind us of the goodness we're capable of.

[To learn] is to harness Nature; to spare man all that is most physical, backbreaking, and brutish in the work of production; to make mind master over matter.

Do not be wedded forever to fear, yoked eternally to brutishness.

But as a heathen tells us, there is no nation so barbarous, no race so brutish as not to be imbued with the conviction that there is a God.

Violence is the tool of the barbarian;

aggression is the method of the primitive; bloodshed is the way of the savage; cruelty is the manner of the brutish! To be called as a 'civilised,' man must be peaceable!

When courtesy fails, be nasty, brutish, and short.

Feminism seeks to turn the biggest, bloodiest carnivore in the world - passion - into a right-on cud-chewing vegan. It can never work. Sex was never meant to be that way. Sex, on the whole, was meant to be short, nasty and brutish. If what you want is cuddling, you should buy a puppy.

In a Western or a thriller there is often room for reflection upon the coercive necessities; even, occasionally, some attempt to pose other possibilities. In the horror movies there is finally a Hobbesian state of nature: 'continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short'.

Stirner and Nietzsche ... reveal how prone morality is to being used as a means of rationalization, a cloak for concealing violent and brutish passions, and making their sadistic expression a virtue.

Any but the most brutish of men must be touched with a certain awe or wonder at the baring of a woman's naked soul.

The peasant of early modern France inhabited a world of step-mothers and orphans, of inexorable, unending toil, and of brutal emotions, both raw and repressed.The human condition has changed so much since then that we can hardly imagine the way it appeared to people whose lives really were nasty, brutish, and short. This is why we need to reread Mother Goose.

The whites were really brutishly ignorant, blitheringly, so they killed people sometimes - just came into the African-American community and maimed people because they didn't agree with God's choice for the colors of the people's skin.

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