Anger is a powerful and complex emotion that we all experience at various points in our lives. It can arise from frustration, injustice, or a sense of being wronged. While anger is a natural response, how we handle and navigate this emotion is crucial for our well-being and relationships. In this article, we delve into the depths of anger and present a collection of insightful quotes that shed light on its nature, impact, and the transformative power of emotional awareness.
Anger, when left unchecked, can lead to destructive behavior and strained relationships. However, when understood and channeled effectively, anger can serve as a catalyst for change, empowering us to set boundaries, advocate for ourselves, and address underlying issues.
Words of Reflection: Quotes that Illuminate Anger
Throughout history, philosophers, psychologists, and influential figures have shared their insights on anger, providing wisdom and guidance on how to navigate this intense emotion. Their words offer perspective, encourage self-reflection, and provide tools for managing anger in healthy and constructive ways. Below, we present a collection of thought-provoking anger quotes that invite contemplation, inspire emotional intelligence, and foster personal growth.
With Thobbing Gristle, that era from ’75 to ’81 was a period when the politics of the time demanded anger and rage.
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.
Thich Nhat Hanh
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t angry some days. But I really have worked hard to put a lot of the anger and disappointment in the past.
I believe anger is a wasted emotion, and I don’t like to waste emotions.
In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
I was never jailed. The fact is that I was arrested, but I went into a diversion programme, and by that time I’d already begun working in what was called anger management. It was a painful and awful moment.
I understand Tea Partyers’ anger with the system, but they are in way over their heads and often racially motivated, and I can’t be part of that.
He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.
I feel there are very few people who can control their anger.
Sometimes with anger you can be much more dangerous than with skill.
If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
Sydney J. Harris
I don’t think any of us could predict Trump. Trump is the stuff of nightmares. But in talking to people, I knew there was a tremendous level of disaffection and anger and sorrow. I know people felt misrepresented and voiceless.
Protest and anger practically always derives from hope, and the shouting out against injustice is always in the hope of those injustices being somewhat corrected and a little more justice established.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
I was very sensitive, so when sensitivity has no place to go, it’s often turned into anger or frustration.
I do have a very strong threshold for anger.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
I’ve got a powerful left hook and a lot of intensity. The intensity comes from the anger within.
It’s so rare to see a woman lose control and also gain it back. Women are always told, ‘Oh, be in control of your feelings,’ and a woman is never allowed to express her anger without being demonised as being PMS-y.
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
A lot of people are upset when you work out your anger issues, but there’s a big industry for music which is furious and angry because, in my opinion, the world is looking for a justification to feel the same way.
I do stand up sometimes out of anger. Sometimes the greatest stuff comes from a dark place.
Generalised anger and frustration is something that gets you in the studio, and gets you to work – though it’s not necessarily evident in anything that’s finished.
Since the time of Richard Nixon, there has been a strange lack of will in the media to identify the real cause for Americans’ anger at politicians who fall, publicly and spectacularly.
Books are in no hurry. An act of creation is in no hurry; it reads us, it privileges us infinitely. The notion that it is the occasion for our cleverness fills me with baffled bitterness and anger.
When anyone arouses my anger, I will immediately pray for them and regain my peace of soul.
I was being very bad because I didn’t know how to express myself. Music gave me an outlet to express myself and channel that anger.
I want roles without anger and feistiness. I want to show weakness and sadness, some love, some happiness.
Anger is not an accepted thing for women. And, you know, I do get angry. I feel it’s a very honest emotion.
The anger and the creativity are so closely intertwined with me, and there’s plenty of anger left.
Sometimes, you have to make the choice to forgive 10 times a day when you have these pockets of anger come up. That’s a lot of work, but to me it’s worthwhile.
Nobody can take what I love away from me. I would like to believe that love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer. I’ve never written out of anger, although anger has informed love.
It angers me to see armed defenders at the bottom of Lost Cause statues, adding a renewed threat of violence to icons that are themselves part of an ideology of violence and intimidation.
When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
It’s a very difficult thing for people to accept, seeing women act out anger on the screen. We’re more accustomed to seeing men expressing rage and women crying.
Rebecca De Mornay
I think photographers are too polite. There is not enough anger in photography; it’s pretty much trivialized.
My character had been in the chair for seven years. He had gone through his anger, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. He had gone through everything, now he was up, he was happy, he was filled with his dream.
I have a lot of anger about my childhood – being hard of hearing and my relationship with my father.
Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Where anger can be seen as a relative positive in a man, it is hardly ever perceived as anything other than a negative in a woman.
I built up so much hatred for my parents, like so much anger for the life they had given me.
As far as having peace within myself, the one way I can do that is forgiving the people who have done wrong to me. It causes more stress to build up anger. Peace is more productive.
I do not listen to criticism or flattery, one weakens you and the other angers you.
My anger is constructive.
I accrued anger from people’s low opinion of me and my work, and for the work I might be capable of.
A theme that has always interested me is how women express anger, how women express violence. That is very much part of who women are, and it’s so unaddressed. A vast amount of literature deals with cycles of violence about men, antiheroes. Women lack that vocabulary.
My body is damaged from music in two ways. I have a red irritation in my stomach. It’s psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I’m always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.
It really shocked me just to hear of the fans’ response to ‘St. Anger’ not having guitar solos.
England pulled out from the European Union (EU) out of anger, as locals there were not getting jobs. They also have no work like Maharashtrian youth, as ‘outsiders’ had grabbed all the opportunities.
Hatred is inveterate anger.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I think I have more humour in me than anger. But those two things are great bed-fellows, performance-wise.
I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.
I have now been married to my third husband for more than 20 years. But when you’ve had children with someone you’re divorced from, divorce defines everything; it’s the lurking fact, a slice of anger in the pie of your brain.
Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.
I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I’m just trying to understand where it came from.