Massing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 611 pages
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Familiar Quotations MassingOnly the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.ndash;Hannah ArendtI shall die and the worms will eat me, but I want our idea to triumph. I want the masses of humanity to be truly emancipated from all authorities and from all heroes, present and to come.ndash;Mikhail BakuninTo my utter despair I have discovered, and discover everyday anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.ndash;Mikhail BakuninThe adjustment of reality to the masses and of the masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope, as much for thinking as for perception.ndash;Walter BenjaminCivilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.ndash;Georges BernanosIt's possible, pig. I might be bluffing. It's conceivable, you miserable vomitous mass. I'm only lying here because I lack the strength to stand. Then again, perhaps I have the strength again after all.ndash;The Princess BrideYou were not hired for your brains, you hippotanic land mass!ndash;The Princess BrideThe crux is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing.ndash;William BroadIt is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.ndash;Giordano BrunoThere is so little to redeem the dry mass of follies and errors that make up so much of life, that anything to love or reverence becomes, as it were, a sabbath to the soul.ndash;Bulwer

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