Crowd Quotes

I just don’t go out. People in large groups, it triggers my agoraphobia.

That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed. This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism by order, senseless […]

A crowd is not company.

The mob has many heads, but no brains.

Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt: nine out of ten have the inclination.

Animals can be driven crazy by placing too many in too small a pen. Homo sapiens is the only animal that voluntarily does this to himself.

When a place gets crowded enough to require ID’s, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.

There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone – who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.

Only a few people are interested in what you have to say, but that’s all right. You don’t tell the quality of a master by the size of his crowds.

When the mind loses its feeling for elegance, it grows corrupt and grovelling, and seeks in the crowd what ought to be found at home.