Off topic: Famous quotes and emotions
Thread poster: yolanda Speece

yolanda Speece  Identity Verified
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Apr 17, 2007

Everybody has them in every culture.

Things like "don't let your emotions get away from you" or "el que se enoja pierde".

provide some famous quotes regarding losing control of your emotions.

Discuss amongst yourselves.


 

Jennifer Forbes  Identity Verified
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Falstaff? Apr 17, 2007

yolanda Speece wrote:

Everybody has them in every culture.

Things like "don't let your emotions get away from you" or "el que se enoja pierde".

provide some famous quotes regarding losing control of your emotions.

Discuss amongst yourselves.


Not quite what you had in mind, perhaps, Yolanda, but what about the often-quoted "Discretion is the better part of valour" said by Falstaff in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I, I think, when he was deciding not to get involved in a fight. More about keeping control rather than losing it!
I'd bet that most people who use it these days don't know they're quoting Shakespeare.
Regards,
Jenny.


 

Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
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Don't get your knickers in a twist Apr 17, 2007

Not sure about quotes, but there are plenty of idioms in English about losing control. Others include

fly off the handle
go through the roof
go into orbit
throw your toys out of the pram

And I'm sure there are many more.


 


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