Violent

Famous quotes containing the word violent:

    Mosquitoes, black flies, etc., pursued us in mid-channel, and we were glad sometimes to get into violent rapids, for then we escaped them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Life and language are alike sacred. Homicide and verbicide—that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its life—are alike forbidden.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    These violent delights have violent ends
    And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
    Which as they kiss consume.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)