The Crowd

And the crowd goes wild!

Charles Chaisson
“I'm agoraphobic. I can't deal with crowds. "
-Douglas Coupland
James Bennett
“The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd. "
Jason Seiler
"In my era of wrestling, there were no guaranteed contracts, so it was inherent that you draw the crowd in to make money.."
-Jess Ventura
David Johnson
"Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion."
-Henri Frederic Amiel
C.F. Payne
"I always knew how to draw a crowd"
- Evel Kinievel
Michal Dziekan
"The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile. "
- Benito Mussolini
Douglas Smith
"If you're willing to take the humiliation of sticking your head above the crowd, maybe it's, you know, the pleasure will be worth the pain."
-Sylvester Stalone
Rudy Gutierrez
"With the crowds on your side, it's easier to play up to your potential. ."
-Julius Erving
David Palumbo
"I get panic attacks in big crowds. "
-Lieve Schreiber
Gary Kelley
"The wisdom of crowds works when the crowd is choosing the price of an ox, when there's a single numeric average. But if it's a design or something that matters, the decision is made by committee, and that's crap. You want people and groups who are able to think thoughts before they share. "
-Jaron Lanier
Eric Drooker
"Sometimes my life opened its eyes in the dark. A feeling as if crowds drew through the streets in blindness and anxiety on the way towards a miracle, while I invisibly remain standing. "
-Tomas Transtromer
Dongyun Lee
"Business today consists in persuading crowds"
-T.S. Eliot
Bill Sanderson
"I'm an anarchist. I'm implacably opposed to heirarchical systems of power and control. I also mistrust crowds, as they often operate according to their lowest common denominator. In terms of evolutionary psychology, the crowd is very close to a herd of stampeding wildebeest. "
-Will Self
Chris Gall
"Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ricardo Martinez
"I like people-watching and fading into crowds. "
-Kristen Johnson
Patrick Arrasmith
"The ideas of an age are most abundant where they are not crowded by original ideas ."
-Franz Grillparzer
Oscar Ramos
"We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows. "
-Eldward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Paul Cox
"Class can 'walk with kings and keep its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch.' Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because that person is comfortable with himself."
-Ann Landers
Mark Summers
"There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded . "
-Mark Twain
Kinuko Craft
"It's never crowded along the extra mile. "
-Wayne Dyer
Jon Foster
"The future belongs to crowds."
-Will Self
Gregory Manchess
"No matter what cause one defends, it will suffer permanent disgrace if one resorts to blind attacks on crowds of innocent people. "
-Albert Camus
Goni Montes
"It takes people to move crowds in the right direction, crowds by themselves just stand around and mutter."
-Drew Curtis
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in. "
-Mary Astell
Niklas Asker
"For solving a surprisingly large and varied number of problems, crowds are smarter than individuals. "
-Michael Shermer
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