quote by William Golding

A crowd of grade-three thinkers, all shouting the same thing, all warming their hands at the fire of their own prejudices, will not thank you for pointing out the contradictions in their beliefs. Man is a gregarious animal, and enjoys agreement as cows will graze all the same way on the side of a hill.

— William Golding

Bumbling Gregarious quotations

I'm the most gregarious of men and love good company, but never less alone when alone.

A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.

I'm very gregarious, but I love being in the hills on my own.

The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.

It's not easy to strap yourself down to a desk and bash on a keyboard when you know you can direct lots of films, because directing films is fun and interactive and gregarious. Writing isn't.

Steve is very quiet, even shy. I am very gregarious. So, opposites.

I wish I was a little more gregarious and outgoing

I'm not a very gregarious person. I can't bear attention being called to me in a public place, which is ridiculous in a business that pays you to be noticed.

The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.

I am tired of angry feminists. I like my women happy, gregarious... and bathed.

The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.

Man is a gregarious animal, and much more so in his mind than in his body.

He may like to go alone for a walk, but he hates to stand alone in his opinions.

Solitude is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place.

I was a very outgoing, gregarious, full-of-energy kid.

The cat is the only non-gregarious domestic animal.

It is retained by its extra-ordinary adhesion to the comforts of the house in which it is reared.

In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight. We like to think that we value individuality, but mostly we admire the type of individual who’s comfortable "putting himself out there."

I was an open, smiley and gregarious child. I could make friends in 30 seconds wherever I went.

My childhood was very gregarious, and I was usually surrounded by close family.

I am a very peaceful man. I love people and am known for my gregarious personality. However, if you try to confiscate my guns, I will feel compelled to give them to you, one bullet at a time.

By self-interest, Man has become gregarious, but in instinct he has remained to a great extent solitary; hence the need of religion and morality to reinforce self-interest.

When they tried me out as a host on TV, I found that I just couldn't be that gregarious person. I was stranger than that.

A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.

Public opinion, because of the tremendous urge to conformity in gregarious animals, is less tolerant than any system of law.

You're told that you're in your head too much, a phrase that's often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Or maybe there's another word for such people: thinkers.

At the times in my life when I was feeling the most gregarious and looking for bosom friendships, I couldn't find any takers, so that exactly when I was alone was when I felt the most like not being alone... I became a loner in my own mind... I decided I'd rather be alone.

There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.

I think that it is important to be gregarious, and that friendships are not just a leisure pursuit, that they are an integral part of what it is to be human, and one does better work if one has a circle of friends that is active.

Agoraphobia was my quirky armor against a gregarious America.

Now, having left cities behind me, turned Away forever from the strange, gregarious Huddling of men by stones, I find those various Great towns I knew fused into one, burned Together in the fire of my despising.

Love is essential, gregariousness is optional.

A large family party is rather too much like a flight of tomtits;

everlasting twitter, but no conversation; gregariousness without companionship.

Kevin Smith is so great in 'Kingdom Come,' isn't he? He's kind of this very earthy poet. He just has this immediate gregariousness, like, you kind of just want to be his pal.

Trust is the core of human relationships, of gregariousness among men.

Friendship, a puzzle to the syllogistic and critical mentality, is not based on experiments or tests of another person's qualities but on trust. It is not critical knowledge but a risk of the heart which initiates affection and preserves loyalty in our fellow men.

Holmes has become the dark side of the moon for me.

He is moody and solitary and underneath I am really sociable and gregarious. It has all got too dangerous.

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