quote by Phyllis Diller

My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.

— Phyllis Diller

Colorful Rant quotations

I went on all over the States, ranting poems to enthusiastic audiences that, the week before, had been equally enthusiastic about lectures on Railway Development or the Modern Turkish Essay.


I'm just following the Irish tradition of songwriting, the Irish way of life, the human way of life. Cram as much pleasure into life, and rail against the pain you have to suffer as a result. Or scream and rant with the pain, and wait for it to be taken away with beautiful pleasure . . .

It’s about a singer who first sneered about my allegedly not authentic style but later she stole and copied it. And now she’s acting like I am the art project and she the true super artist. My God and people actually believe her, she’s successful! I shouldn't continue ranting, it doesn’t get anywhere.

...because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing?

I don't think it works to just be mad at them - Maxine Waters out ranting and kicking down the doors. It would be so easy to dismiss you and marginalize you.


Computers and the Internet have made it really easy to rant. It's made everyone overly opinionated.

Youths write me and tell me that their band will go nowhere because of all the bad bands in the world. I tell them there has always been awful music and that no great band ever wasted any time complaining, they just got it done. Their ropey ranting is just a way to get out of the hard work of making music that will do some lasting damage.

If you're going to dedicate your career to ranting about the excesses of American capitalism, you probably shouldn't weigh 450 pounds.

That 'writers write' is meant to be self-evident.

People like to say it. I find it is hardly ever true. Writers drink. Writers rant. Writers phone. Writers sleep. I have met very few writers who write at all.

I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five.

The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain.


Vincent Lingiari, I solemnly hand to you these deeds as proof, in Australian law, that these lands belong to the Gurindji people and I put into your hands this piece of the earth itself as a sign that we restore them to you and your children forever.

Tomorrow, they will say, Donald Trump rants and raves at the press.

I'm not ranting and raving. I'm just telling you. You know, you're dishonest people. But - but I'm not ranting and raving. I love this. I'm having a good time doing it. But, tomorrow, the headlines are going to be, Donald Trump rants and raves.

Writing lets you step back and think through a problem.

Even the angriest rant forces the writer to achieve a degree of thoughtfulness.

A good rant is cathartic. Ranting is what keeps me sane. They always come from a different place. Take the prime minister, for example. Sometimes when I rant about him, I am angry; other times, I am just severely annoyed-it's an important distinction.

Listen up. Rant would tell people: ‘You’re a different human being to everybody you meet.’ Sometimes Rant said, ‘You only ever is in the eyes of other folks.’ If you were going to carve a quote on his grave, his favorite saying was: ‘The future you have tomorrow won’t be the same future you had yesterday.


The government says Rant's alive because they need a villain.

The kids say he's alive because they need a hero.

In a world where billions believe their deity conceived a mortal child with a virgin human, it's stunning how little imagination most people display.

I would love to have a photographic memory.

It would come in handy with the rants I'm given on Scrubs... often on short notice!

It's a lot more fun for actors to cry and rant and rave, or have a drug problem or a drinking problem.

Who rant by note, and through the gamut rage;

in songs and airs express their martial fire; combat in trills, and in a fugue expire.


America pays its bills. It always has. It always will. The fact that Washington is now debating whether to honor its debts and obligations, then, should come as a surprise. But playing political football with a necessary vote to raise the nation's debt ceiling has become as predictable as a Twitter rant from Charlie Sheen.

The failures of the press have contributed immensely to the emergence of a talk-show nation, in which public discourse is reduced to ranting and raving and posturing. We now have a mainstream press whose news agenda is increasingly influenced by this netherworld.

Whatever spiteful fools may say, Each jealous ranting yelper, No woman ever went astray, Without a man to help her

Baseball is the only sport that lets the managers and coaches go out onto the field and rant and rave

A man could rant and smash and grapple with the State Police, and still the sprinklers whirled at dusk on every lawn and the television droned in every living room.


Life's greatest comfort is being able to look over your shoulder and see people worse off, waiting in line behind you.

Sometimes someone will tell me about an author I've never heard of before and that will send me to that person. That's how I discovered Thomas Bernhard, an Austrian novelist whose novels tend to be one long rant.

I tend to sit around with my friends a lot and rant and rave about things I think are ridiculous in the world, and I tend to make fun of myself a lot.

Facts tend to take the punch out of a good hate rant and are therefore left best unsaid.

But it's the truth even if it didn't happen.


Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but guilt is simply God's way of letting you know that you're having too good a time.

I have a little bit of a temper, but it's .

.. a useless temper, ... It doesn't accomplish anything, generally. It's just a lot of ranting and raving and nothing, so David (Chase) probably saw that and put it into the character.

Never angrily rant into your web cam.

While smashing a keyboard in half over a game of 'World of Warcraft' may seem totally justified in your head, to the rest of the known universe you look like a raging psychopath.

A lot of comics aren't their on-screen personas;

Chris Rock isn't always ranting and raving. What I do is make myself this over-the-top character that people either find endearing or they think is a joke. Then I can do anything I want.