quote by Molly Ivins

What we have here, fellow citizens, is a crassly egocentric, raving twit.

— Molly Ivins

Killer Raving quotations

And I say to my heart: rave on.


Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.

I used to go to rave parties, too, but I was never savvy with techno.

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.

August 28th 2012. Remember that date. It marks the day when the world went raving mad.


You cannot direspect the caterpillar and rave about the butterfly.

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

When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.

People often associate raves with drugs, but for me raves are more associated with self-expression.

Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book.


Your customers are only satisfied because their expectations are so low and because no one else is doing better. Just having satisfied customers isn't good enough anymore. If you really want a booming business, you have to create Raving Fans.

It is between fifty and sixty years since I read it (i.

e. the Book of Revelations), and I then considered it merely the ravings of a maniac, no more worthy nor capable of explanation than the incoherence of our own nightly dreams.

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Without discipline and detachment, an actor is an emotional slob, spilling his insides out. This abandonment is having an unfortunate vogue. It is tasteless, formless, absurd. Without containment there is no art. All this vomiting and wheezing and bursting at the seams is no more great acting than the convulsions of raving maniacs.

As sensitive and broad-minded humans, we must never allow ourselves to be in any way judgmental of the religious practices of other people, even when these people clearly are raving space loons.


Rave music sounds like an electronic disco version of '30s Universal monster movies.

'Spectrum' is in part a disco song. But we play it hard, and it's a real euphoric, wailing tune. It's kind of like a total house anthem, in a way, but it seems to be going down really well. We've got all the grunge kids going mad for disco house raves.

I can't understand why people in Scotland rave about Darren Fletcher.

Wonderful, Annabeth thought. Her own mother, the most levelheaded Olympian, was reduced to a raving, vicious scatterbrain in a subway station. And, of all the gods who might help them, the only ones not affected by the Greek-Roman schism seemed to be Aphrodite, Nemesis and Dionysus. Love, revenge, wine. Very helpful.

Serene, I fold my hands and wait, Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;

I rave no more 'gainst time or fate, For lo! my own shall come to me.


A life on the ocean wave! A home on the rolling deep, Where the scattered waters rave, And the winds their revels keep!

Any such inklings were like a few scattered grains of truth dissolved in an ocean of nonsense, and were anyway generally inextricably bound up with patently paranoid ravings which served only to devalue the small amounts of sense and pertinence with which they were associated.

I’m instantly mortified by my fat, uncontrollable mouth, but that’s when it occurs to me that my humor is a self-defense mechanism. Even though I may come off like a stark raving asshat, being funny is the most important tool I have to stay sane. The ability to say what I think is the key to allowing me to feel in control.

Reason died in 1914, November 1914 ... after that everybody began to rave.

All the raves were just words. You don't want to let words confuse you. Words come cheap.


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.

You rave about the Holy Place (Masjid al-Haram) and say you've visited God's garden but where is your bunch of flowers? There is some merit in the suffering you have endured but what a pity you have not discovered the Makkah thats inside

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.

Serene I fold my hands and wait.

It is very rewarding when you see your employees happy and excited about the success of the company. When you introduce something new, a product in the world that gets really high marks and everyone loves using it and raves about it. You will feel very good about it.


I had an art teacher who's the reason I got there in high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama. That's where she had gone and kept raving over their art department.

At seventy-four I'm getting minor raves on my looks, but I'm caught in the middle. Who knows what seventy-four looks like? Who cares? But if I'd listened to my friends, I could now lie and say I'm eighty-four. For eighty-four, the way I look is spectacular.

The best part about the movie, and everybody seems to rave about it, is the boot camp part.

I grew up in a place where everybody was a storyteller, but nobody wrote.

It was that kind of Celtic, storytelling tradition: everybody would have a story at the pub or at parties, even at the clubs and raves.