Top 60 Swept Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Swept Quotes from famous people such as Maggie Gallagher, John Cooper Clarke, James Anthony Froude, Hayley Mills, David J. C. MacKay, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just a

The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution.
Maggie Gallagher
Lyrics became important for a while in the late Seventies. Patti Smith was a poet and a rock star, as much one as the other, the distinctions were a bit blurred and then you get swept up in it. Punk poet, it’s a good enough term.
John Cooper Clarke
No person is ever good for much, that hasn’t been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.
James Anthony Froude
There’s such an energy bounding around New York, I can’t help but get swept along in it.
Hayley Mills
We must not let ourselves be swept off our feet in horror at the danger of nuclear power. Nuclear power is not infinitely dangerous. It’s just dangerous, much as coal mines, petrol repositories, fossil-fuel burning and wind turbines are dangerous.
David J. C. MacKay
The First World War, and especially the latest one, largely swept away what was left in Europe of feudalism and of feudal landlords, especially in Poland, Hungary, and the South East generally.
Emily Greene Balch
I’m such an avid magazine reader – music, art, beauty magazines – and I found that food and restaurants were pouring into everything I cared about. Whether it was the pop-up concept, or some mysterious mini-mall restaurant, I got swept up in the sexy romance of the food movement.
Drew Barrymore
‘Swept Away’ is one of my favorite films of my father. I’ve seen it about 20 times. It’s a cult movie in Italy.
Adriano Giannini
Maybe it goes away, but this is the way I’ve chosen to live: I want to go down or rise up as an artist. I don’t want to get swept up in lipstick or whatever the hell.
Brie Larson
I ran spotlight. Swept up. Did box office. Ran the lighting board. But acting was the most fun.
Tim Robbins
Some girls get swept up in the lifestyle – clubbing and partying with celebrities. You can’t live your life like that, though. It’s fake.
Gemma Ward
When I was growing up, the current of feminism was strong. You just had to step off the bank, and you’d be swept up. There was an active women’s movement. My mother was a part of it.
Nina Tassler
I remember ‘Roots’ growing up and the cultural impact it had on the country. Watching ‘Roots’ was not the cool remove of reading about slavery in a book or hearing about it in class. It became something that swept people along.
John Ridley
Berta Caceres, a Lenca woman, grew up during the violence that swept through Central America in the 1980s. Her mother, a midwife and social activist, took in and cared for refugees from El Salvador, teaching her young children the value of standing up for disenfranchised people.
Greg Grandin
Of course, the wind sort of swept up and the music was flying around in mid air and they were trying to play off it. You had to be there. It was quite funny.
Roy Wood
Oh! what waves of crime and bloodshed have swept like the waves of a deluge down the valley of the Rhine! War has laid his mailed hand on those desolate towers and ruthlessly torn down what time has spared, yet he could not mar the beauty of the shore, nor could Time himself hurl down the mountains that guard it.
Bayard Taylor
Americans are generally decent and fair people with a commitment to sense, but some of us, swept up by our passions, wade too far into a sea of sensibility.
Hamza Yusuf
When you’re 11 or 12 years old, you can get so swept up in a book that you start to believe that the fantasy is reality. I think when you have a giant crush when you’re in fifth grade, it becomes your whole world. It’s like being underwater; everything is different.
Wes Anderson
When I lost my friends, it was because I had used the power of giving on them recklessly. I swept into their lives with my big fat checkbook, and I erased years of obstacles for them overnight – but sometimes, in the process, I also accidentally erased years of dignity.
Elizabeth Gilbert
During the 1960s, the Shanghai of my childhood seemed a portent of the media cities of the future, dominated by advertising and mass circulation newspapers and swept by unpredictable violence.
J. G. Ballard
Drag me to the moon, to catch a star and seize its brilliance as I’m swept up in amorphous dust.
Bradley Chicho
I didn’t grow up thinking I’d be a decorator. Design is my greatest passion, and it naturally just pulled me down the path. Same with TV. Being famous or having a show was never the motivation. I got a call and was swept up by the challenge of that first small space redesign.
Nate Berkus
And later, if I ever felt that I was getting swept away by the craziness of being in a band, well, I’d go back to Virginia.
Dave Grohl
It’s easy to get swept up in the day to day ridiculous things that are in the news. They’re not meaningless, they’re legitimate and worth being engaged with. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed and swept up and forget what real life feels like.
Phil Elverum
The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue.
George A. Smith
It’s up to comedians to shine the light on what’s wrong in the world, and we don’t want things swept under the rug.
Jeff Ross
I think we were all initially swept along with the Obama win, but he’s proven to be simply a set of teeth, and useless in every other regard.
Morrissey
I try to see what the priorities are and not get terribly fussed about things that don’t matter. Not be swept away by feelings and emotions, which is my tendency.
Penelope Tree
There was a time when I kept track of it all; when my mind worked like a giant lint brush being swept over the fuzzy surface of popular culture. But these days, pop culture seems to have gotten fuzzier and fuzzier; notoriety comes and goes in the snap of a finger.
Susan Orlean
The rocks, to a great extent, look swept clean. It’s a much cleaner surface than what we had a right to hope for.
Steven Squyres
I think people would actually be surprised by what we put out. Unfortunately the shadow that the original founders cast was that they were just artists that can’t write books so people swept the whole of Image with that paintbrush.
Todd McFarlane
I think to a certain extent in Bosnia and among the Hut

I think to a certain extent in Bosnia and among the Hutus in Rwanda and also among the Tutsis in Rwanda who then took revenge on the Hutus, there is a sense of being swept up and a sense that the society in which they live has gone mad.
John Pomfret
Bipolar disorder is so swept under the rug as a nation and, I think especially, by black people. It’s not our culture to go get therapy. ‘Give them medicine for what?’ We put people in court, put them in court again, versus really paying attention to what it is they are going through.
Trai Byers
Progressive Democratic President Barack Obama swept into power hell-bent on forcing through a makeover of our nation’s healthcare system. The result was a costly new tax and failed programme, the Affordable Care Act.
Anthony Scaramucci
I would find myself in these photo shoots with models and makeup, and I got swept up in it all.
Francois Nars
Bill de Blasio was swept to the New York mayoralty on the promise of getting Gracie Mansion out from under the thumb of corporate elites.
Rick Perlstein
You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.
Clarence Day
Competition is like a treadmill. If you stand still, you get swept off. But when you run, you can never really get ahead of the treadmill and cover new terrain – so you never run faster than the speed that is set.
Raghuram Rajan
I’ve reduced a lot of the stress in my life. I’ve gotten rid of a lot of things. The light was turned on and a lot of the cockroaches started spinning. I swept them out the door. And sometimes you just have to throw things out because they carry a certain energy.
Wesley Snipes
I have seen ‘Thor’, yeah. It’s fantastic. Being that close to something, it’s often pretty hard to watch yourself, but the film in so many ways is so impressive that I was swept along with it like an audience member, and that’s a pretty good sign.
Chris Hemsworth
I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it’s not about the ring and it’s not about the wedding. It’s a grave thing, getting married. And it’s easy to get swept up in the wrong things.
Gwyneth Paltrow
Newt Gingrich had to work hard – getting Republican candidates to sign the Contract with America – to nationalize the election that swept Republicans to victory in 1994. A Democratic anti-Tea Party campaign would do that for the Republicans – nationalize the election, gratis – in 2010.
Charles Krauthammer
For in the first place the American people could not have been swept too fast and too far in this movement without enough alarms being sounded to be heard and heeded.
Robert W. Welch, Jr.
Everyone has their ‘Showgirls.’ We remember the great films actors have been in, and the rest get forgotten. But occasionally, people like to revisit the ones that get swept aside.
Kyle MacLachlan
A storm swept the world in 1968. It started in Vietnam, then blew across Asia, crossing the sea and the mountains to Europe and beyond. A brutal war waged by the U.S. against a poor southeast Asian country was seen every night on television.
Tariq Ali
I was four years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941 by Japan, and overnight, the world was plunged into a world war. America suddenly was swept up by hysteria.
George Takei
Through the potent example of his own life, President Obama enabled us to believe the best about America, and, therefore, about ourselves. That uplifting narrative – essentially equating the promise of America with his extraordinary life story – swept candidate Obama into the presidency.
Cynthia P. Schneider
When I watch a film I get swept away. I don’t really watch the camera.
William H. Macy
A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
Jean Genet
My father, Anthony, was a textile agent who sold fabric in the West End and was away a lot. He was very glamorous. When he first met my mum, he swept her off into this big, social world.
Lisa Jewell
At the end of the nineteenth century, a fanatical craze for physical fitness swept through Britain. Millions of men and women took up gymnastics, body building, and other physical exercises. Such a thing had never happened before, and it was given a name – Physical Culture.
Adam Curtis
I do feel blessed to have small ears – I’ve never felt self-conscious when my hair is swept back. My feet are a different story – I grew up being painfully aware of them because they are so long.
Darcey Bussell
When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich.
Honore de Balzac
Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today’s standards.
Pope Benedict XVI
It’s more than a little ironic that the mantra that swept Bill Clinton into office is exactly what prevented Hillary from winning it. Somehow, the Manhattan billionaire became the voice of the disaffected blue-collar middle class in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Fabrizio Moreira
I read ‘Rebecca’ when I was a teenager and was swept away by the powerful voice, the gut wrenching suspense and the dark, twisted love story at its center.
Lisa Unger
A total of 1,580 people, the civilian population, suffered as a result of the bloody wave of terrorist acts that swept over Moscow and other towns and villages of our country.
Boris Yeltsin
My first encounter with James was when I was seventeen. My brother brought home from the public library a science fiction anthology, which included ‘The Beast in the Jungle.’ It swept me away. I had a strange, somewhat uncanny feeling that it was the story of my life.
Cynthia Ozick
No administration could stop the tidal wave of immigration that swept over the land; no political party could restrain or control the enterprise of our people, and no reasonable man could desire to check the march of civilization.
Nelson A. Miles
He had a way with him. Before you had a chance to say no, he was there and done. That only happened to me once before, with a duke, who literally swept me off my feet, and before I knew what was happening, we’d done it. Another terrible mistake.
Christine Keeler