crowd Quotes

16 of the best book quotes about crowd
“She always camouflaged herself as a crowd. I’ve never been lonely, she said, but sometimes it’s hard to think above the noise.”
“Hysteria is impossible without an audience. Panicking by yourself is the same as laughing alone in an empty room. You feel really silly.”
″‘Whether he is banished for treason or bond breakage, I care not. I just want him gone. Who among us could ever trust him again?’ shouted a woman. [...] ‘I could!’ yelled Gregor, silencing the crowd. ‘I trust him with my life!’ And then he knew what he needed to do.”
“We create a leader by locating one in the crowd who is standing up. This may well be because there are no chairs or because his knees are fused by arthritis. It doesn’t matter. We designate this victim as a ‘stand-up guy’ by the simple expedient of sitting down around him.”
“They were going to the Indian country. Pa said there were too many people in the Big Woods now.”
“Why did the crowd, which pretended to admire him so much, have so little patience with him?”
“And we enjoy comics best in solitary, by ourselves, not in crowds; although large numbers of people read comics, they generally do it by themselves, in silence.”
“It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town, or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin doors crowded with beggars.”
“A lot of people think being happy means being rich or important.”
“I disliked weekends. Everybody was out on the streets. Everybody was playing Ping-Pong or mowing their lawn or polishing their car or going to the supermarket or the beach or to the park. Crowds everywhere. Monday was my favorite day. Everybody was back on the job and out of sight.”
“Chicka Chicka boom boom! Will there be enough room?”
“The whole alphabet up the- Oh, no!”
“They couldn’t take their wings across the water on the slave ships. Too crowded, don’t you know.”
“Crowds came to form a shield against their own dying. To become a crowd is to keep out death. To break off from the crowd is to risk death as an individual, to face dying alone. Crowds came for this reason above all others. They were there to be a crowd.”
“The Mayor was still, and the Council stood as if they were changed into blocks of wood. Unable to move a step or cry to the children merrily skipping by, they could only follow with the eye that joyous crowd at the Piper’s back.”
“And even took him to the Zoo- But there it was the dreadful Fate Befell him, which I now relate. You know- at least you ought to know, For I have often told you so- That Children are never allowed To leave their Nurses in a Crowd”
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