It was the whiteness of the whale that above all things appalled me?for all these accumulated associations, with whatever is sweet, and honourable, and sublime, there yet lurks an elusive something in the innermost idea of this hue, which strikes more of a panic to the soul than that redness which affrights in blood.
You really do have to wonder whether a few years from now we’ll look back at the first decade of the 21st century when food prices spiked, energy prices soared, world population surged, tornados plowed through cities, floods and droughts set records, populations were displaced and governments were threatened by the confluence of it all and ask ourselves: What were we thinking? How did we not Panic when the evidence was so obvious that we’d crossed some growth/climate/natural resource/population redlines all at once?thomas l. friedman
What tongueless ghost of sin crept through my curtains?.My family don't seem so familiar / And my enemies all know my name.You better get on your knees and pray / Panic is on the wayMy eyes are dead / My throat's like a black hole / And if there's a God / Would he give another chancer / An hour to sing for his soul?"Noel Gallagher
Panic: A highly underrated capacity thanks to which individuals are able to indicate clearly that something is wrong.... Given their head, most humans Panic with great dignity and imagination. This can be called democratic expression or practical common sense.john ralston saul
Panic in Wall Street, brokers feeling melancholy.
" Pan again!" said Dr. Bull irritably. "You seem to think Pan is everything." "So he is," said the Professor, "in Greek. He means everything." "Don't forget," said the Secretary, looking down, "that he also means Panic."
Paris is a beast of a city to be into those who cannot getoutof it.Rousseausaidwell, that allthetimehewasin it, he was only trying how he should leave it? The continual Panic inwhichthe passenger iskept, thealarm and the escape from it, the anger and the laughter at it, must haveaneffectonthe Parisian character, and tend to make it the whiffling, skittish, snappish, volatile, inconsequential, unmeaning thing it is.william hazlitt
Cowardice, as distinguished from Panic, isalmost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence: sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and Panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since theVietnam War.Edmund White
In all directions stretched the Great Australian Emptiness, in which the mind is the least of possessions?and the march of material ugliness does not raise a quiver from the average nerves. It was the exaltation of the'average'that made me Panic most.
The message of the summoned life is that you don’t need to Panic if you don’t yet know what you want to do with your life. But you probably want to throw yourselves into circumstances where the summons will come.david brooks
Cowardice, as distinguished from Panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.ernest hemingway
There is a kind of success that is indistinguishable from Panic.edgar degas
When irrational terror takes to itself the fiat of moral goodness somebody has to die. ... No man lives who has not got a Panic button, and when it is pressed by the clean white hand of moral duty, a certain murderous train is set in motion.Arthur Miller
Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes one feel as you might when a drowning man holds unto you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his Panic.anaïs nin
The Seventies theory explosion [i.e., Literary theory, deconstruction , etc.] was a Panic reaction by headlocked pedants unable to cope with the emotional and sensory flux of the Sixties. It was a desperate search for new authority, new dogma.camille paglia
The seriousness of my situation started to sink in, and again I fought Panic. I pushed it down, but it was harder this time, like my insides were an open can of shaken soda and I was trying to keep it from bubbling up out of the top.abby sunderland
The conservative realizes that many orthodox positions, once abandoned in Panic because they were thought to be indefensible, are quite defensible in only one gives a little thought to basic issues. Surely one of these positions is the right of an individual or society to hold a belief which, though unreasoned, is uncontradicted.richard weaver
Cowardice, as distinguished from Panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a Panic.
To sound the alarm is not to Panic but to seek action from an aroused public.
In the East men know Panic, but they do not know what fright is.
Anglers have a way of romanticizing their battles with fish and of forgetting that the fish has a hook in his mouth, his gullet, or his belly and that his gameness is really an extreme of Panic in which he runs, leaps, and pulls to get away until he dies. It would seem to be enough advantage to the angler that the fish has the hook in his mouth rather than the angler.