A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road.
— Henry Ward Beecher

The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
Charles Swindoll jolt quote

The most violent revolutions in an individuals beliefs leave most of his old order standing. Time and space, cause and effect, nature and history, and ones own biography remain untouched. New truth is always a go-between, a smoother-over of transitions. It marries old opinion to new fact so as ever to show a minimum of jolt, a maximum of continuity.
— William James

A sudden violent jolt of it has been known to stop the victim's watch, snap his suspenders and crack his glass eye right across.
— Irvin S. Cobb

People have always liked to be frightened. People love to feel that jolt of adrenaline. People love roller coasters. People love skydiving. These things that really get your heart pumping, and horror films are sort of a safe way to get that rush I guess.
— jolt quotation by Aaron Stanford