quote by Robin Olds

Anybody who doesn't have fear is an idiot. It's just that you must make the fear work for you. Hell when somebody shot at me, it made me madder than hell, and all I wanted to do was shoot back.

— Robin Olds

Strong Madder quotations

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.

Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.

To be just without being mad (and the madder you get the madder you get), to be peaceful without being stupid, to be interested without being compulsive, to be happy without being hysterical... smoke grass.

That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.

Tell them about how you're never really a whole person if you remain silent, because there's always that one little piece inside you that wants to be spoken out, and if you keep ignoring it, it gets madder and madder and hotter and hotter, and if you don't speak it out one day it will just up and punch you in the mouth from the inside.

The sane are madder than we think, the mad saner.

I was madder than a midget with a yo-yo

Are we not madder than those first inhabitants of the plain of Sennar? We know that the distance separating the earth from the sky is infinite, and yet we do not stop building our tower.

There is nothing more marvelous or madder than real life.

My perfect girl would be pretty mad, but one you can have a conversation with.

No one can be too mad for me, the madder the better. I love a crazy chick!

But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.

For pale and trembling anger rushes in With faltering speech, and eyes that wildly stare, Fierce as the tiger, madder than the seas, Desperate and armed with more than human strength.

There is no madder nation than Japan.

... And that nation has the highest rate of suicide, has the highest rate of thick-lens glasses and did the most suicidal trick a few years ago. It's the doggonedest country.

Why then you're as mad as me. No, madder. For I distrust 'reality' and its moron mother, the universe, while you fasten your innocence to fallible devices which pretend at happy endings.

Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators.

The madder I get, the faster I go.

I get madder and madder on giving back what I feel.

Nobody's madder than me about the website not working as well as it should, which means it's going to get fixed.

Nothing can make me madder than lawyers who don't care about others.

I've gradually fooled myself into becoming a real painter.

.. I really just like to sit in my air-conditioned Rome painting studio surrounded by Medieval and Renaissance architecture and to hold a tube of Alizarin Madder Lake in my artist's hand and marvel at the shiny goop inside.

Every day, a little sadder, a little madder. Will someone get me a ladder?

I proved to my own satisfaction that I am madder than I think.

The sky over London was glorious, ochre and madder, as though a dozen tropic suns were simultaneously setting round the horizon . . . Everywhere the shells sparkled like Christmas baubles.

Men are mad and gods are madder, she told the grass, and the grass murmured its agreement.

I cried for madder music and for stronger wine, But when the feast is finished and the lamps expire, Then falls thy shadow, Cynara! the night is thine.

Your ego is just an idea implanted in your mind.

It is poisonous. Your ego keeps driving you madder and madder.

If you are a believer married to an unbeliever I want to tell you that the greatest witness that you can be to them is to try to be the same all the time. Don't let the way they act control you. Dave didn't let my actions control him. He stayed happy, and that just made me madder, because unhappy people just want to make other people unhappy, but it finally broke through to me that he's got a stability and a joy and a peace that I did not have.

I cried for madder music and for stronger wine.

A man speaking sense to himself is no madder than a man speaking nonsense not to himself.

At the deepest level people are madder than they want to believe.

You will find that they fear being eaten, and are alarmed by their desire to devour others.