Best Quotes About Poison

The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head. -Jean Cocteau

I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool. -John Steinbeck

When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. -Herbert Hoover

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. -Adam Smith

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself. -Golda Meir

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction. -Adolf Hitler

You can be a famous poisoner or a successful poisoner, but not both, and the same seems to apply to Great Train Robbers. -Clive Anderson

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. -Ambrose Bierce

Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times. -Winston Churchill

If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? -William Shakespeare

There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned. -George Balanchine

Nothing can have as its destination anything other than its origin. The contrary idea, the idea of progress, is poison. -Simone Weil

The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil. -Simone Weil

Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end. -Tryon Edwards

Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison. -Georges Bataille

People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. -James Baldwin

The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain. -Henry Ward Beecher

There is such a thing as food and such a thing as poison. But the damage done by those who pass off poison as food is far less than that done by those who generation after generation convince people that food is poison. -Paul Goodman

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. -John Locke

Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless. -Eric Hoffer

Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction. -Jonathan Swift

I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots. -Henry Miller

It may be doubtful, at first, whether a person is an enemy or friend. Meat, if not properly digested, becomes poison; But poison, if used rightly, may turn medicinal. -Saskya Pandita

The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source. -Lucretia Mott

Every time you get angry, you poison your own system. -Alfred A. Montapert

Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic. -Henry Adams

In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend. -Aeschylus

There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison. -Andre Maurois

You can't talk of the dangers of snake poisoning and not mention snakes. -C. Everett Koop

I look at ANWR (Artic National Wildlife Refuge) as a poison pill in the energy bill. -Ben Nelson

The coward's weapon, poison. -John Fletcher

Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins. -Edward Kennedy

No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould; they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea. -Kim Jong Il

No matter what we call it, poison is still poison, death is still death, and industrial civilization is still causing the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet. -Derrick Jensen

Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea. -Emil Cioran

It started when I woke up, all I wanted to do is jump out of the window. I didn't want to eat anymore, because I was afraid that I might poison myself somehow. -Jonathan Davis

Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills. -William Empson

Marriage is a custom brought about by women who then proceed to live off men and destroy them, completely enveloping the man in a destructive cocoon or eating him away like a poisonous fungus on a tree. -Richard Harris

Superstition is the poison of the mind. -Joseph Lewis

I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution. -Francis Schaeffer

Politeness is the poison of collaboration. -Edwin Land

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction. -John Owen

Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents. These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence. -Henry Walter Bates

Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous. -Chanakya

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them. -Johannes Brahms

There are millions of ways for people to die, if you number each vital organ, each ways it can fail, all the poisons from the earth and the sea which can cause these failures. -Steven Brust

If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America… that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom. -Ernestine Rose

I respect a system that says we're going to put every bit of pressure on anybody we have to put it on to get to the drug dealer who is bringing his poison into the country. -Bill McCollum

Whatever man uses without the fear of God, whatever he applies to the mere gratifying of his flesh, cannot fail to operate as a poison to the soul, however pleasant and salutary it may appear to be to the body. -Johann Arndt

I knew that the Hague Convention prohibited the use of poison in war. I didn't know the details of the terms of the Convention, but I did know of that prohibition. -Otto Hahn

At first the English were very surprised by our disregarding the Hague Convention. But from 1916 onward they used at least as much poison as we did. -Otto Hahn

From the first I became convinced that what I must look for was lead dust and lead fumes, that men were poisoned by breathing poisoned air, not by handling their food with unwashed hands. -Alice Hamilton

Every article I wrote in those days, every speech I made, is full of pleading for the recognition of lead poisoning as a real and serious medical problem. -Alice Hamilton

For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War, run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries, not just by the British or the Americans, but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations. -Ernst Zundel

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. -Henry A. Wallace

By adopting the 'free trade,' or British, system, we place ourselves side by side with the men who have ruined Ireland and India, and are now poisoning and enslaving the Chinese people. -Henry Charles Carey

We also have to stop the flow of precursor chemicals that meth cooks use to boil up this poison. -Greg Walden

However, the thought hit me that this was a pretty pathetic way to kick the bucket – being accidentally poisoned during a photo shoot, of all things – and I started weeping at the idiocy of it all. -Lara St. John

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion. -Bodhidharma

Who writes poetry imbibes honey from the poisoned lips of life. -William Rose Benet

It's actually pretty complex, because there's two levels of reality in the narrative. One is what really took place, and the other is Spider's poisoned version of what took place. -Gabriel Byrne

I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities of trying out all conceivable reactions with them, some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house, frightening my parents. -Richard Ernst

Many Chinese saw opium as a poison introduced by foreign enemies. -Robert Trout

There were schools and hospitals who were ready to take people with undescribed injuries, but not necessarily ready to take people with severe radiation poisoning. -William Scranton

Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life. -Havelock Ellis

That was after Napoleon died because there is still a controversy as to whether Napoleon was poisoned with arsenic. And the French say the British did it and the British say the French did it, but he died before the test for arsenic was available. -Michael Baden

This Christian poison hasn't stopped yet. -Lionel Blue

In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel – it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn. -Michael Pollan

We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave society devoid of belief. -Jeff Miller

Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy. -Paracelsus

The dose makes the poison. -Paracelsus

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. -Malachy McCourt

It was but then, when you're, one of the great poisonous events that have infected us all who were in South Africa is that the idea of difference is drip fed into your veins. It's that that you fight. -Janet Suzman

Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia's aims has been greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison. -James Forrestal

Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison. -Laura Hillenbrand

Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare. -Oriana Fallaci

You could do a scene that takes 15 hours, but in the movie, it's only 10 minutes. The scene where they put the sauce poisoning in; it took eight hours. -Kel Mitchell

I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties, before we began to poison our own civilization – or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt. -Orson Scott Card

Ah, no, far be from me a thought which I loathe like poison. -Giuseppe Garibaldi

I think that testosterone is a rare poison. -Germaine Greer

One man's poison ivy is another man's spinach. -George Ade

What is food to one man is bitter poison to others. -Lucretius

Live or die, but don't poison everything. -Anne Sexton

Never cry over spilt milk, because it may have been poisoned. -W. C. Fields

Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it. -Joe Paterno

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. -Saint Augustine

Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison. -Walter Bagehot

Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is with flowers as with moral qualities; the bright are sometimes poisonous; but, I believe, never the sweet. -Augustus Hare

Fool! Don't you see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you. -Cleopatra

We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down. -Jean Anouilh

Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote. -George Gurdjieff

There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it. -Chanakya

My heart pumps yet the poison draught of you. -William Empson

The internal effects of a mutable policy poisons the blessings of liberty itself. -James Madison

Men become accustomed to poison by degrees. -Victor Hugo

We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison. -Marcel Proust

Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action. -Cyril Connolly

Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed. -Emma Goldman

What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life. -Thomas Mann

For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness. -Aeschylus

Back in the 1960s, the number of deaths each year from unintentional poisoning was 15 times greater than it is today. -Hal Stratton

Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is. -Mitt Romney

I cannot put this poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic. -Gisele Bundchen

Chemotherapy isn't good for you. So when you feel bad, as I am feeling now, you think, 'Well that is a good thing because it's supposed to be poison. If it's making the tumor feel this queasy, then I'm OK with it.' -Christopher Hitchens

When I go to the clinic next and sit with a tube in my arm and watch the poison go in, I'm in an attitude of abject passivity. It doesn't feel like fighting at all; it just feels like submitting. -Christopher Hitchens

Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness. -Alveda King

I really think I like poisonous snakes. -Bindi Irwin

What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world. -Emir Kusturica

The big fish run the show. I'm a middle fish, but there are small fish that are poisonous. -Roberto Cavalli

I believe in working together to solve the problems we've got. And we need to get rid of the venom in the political atmosphere in D.C. It's a poisonous atmosphere. -Scott McClellan

Men and women have served and died to protect American democracy, but their sacrifice will be for naught if that democracy dies from the poison the Supreme Court has injected into our political organs. -Jennifer Granholm

The voices of moral authority in the theatre demanded only punctuality and physical performance. In the light of continuing pressure and stress, the occasional lip service paid to moderation was meaningless. Starvation and poisoning were not excesses, but measures taken to stay within the norm. -Gelsey Kirkland

Someone needs to remind American CEOs that if you can't run a company that is innovative, financially sound and doesn't poison the rest of us, You can't run a company. -Hal Sparks

Politicians are usually the first to forget that if you assume someone else is acting in bad faith, they will do the same to you. Questioning motives poisons the well. -John Sununu

People love their animals so much so that they put little clothes on them and necklaces and booties and things like that. And if you love your animal, then you should feed them something that's not dangerous for them. There's a lot of poisonous stuff that they're putting in a lot of that food, those by-products. -Ellen DeGeneres

A writer has to be driven crazy to help him to see. A writer needs his poisons. -Philip Roth

I know from personal experience how damaging it can be to live with bitterness and unforgiveness. I like to say it's like taking poison and hoping your enemy will die. And it really is that harmful to us to live this way. -Joyce Meyer

There have been nine Super Bowls in New Orleans, and not all of them have brought the best of luck to NFL Films. We got robbed twice there, got food poisoning, and my hotel room was broken into on the day the Bears played the Patriots in January 1986. -Steve Sabol

Botox, I think, is poison, I would never put it into my face, and I'm needle-phobic. I spend a lot of time keeping my face out of the sun and taking care of my skin and wearing make-up. -Joan Collins

Most human beings have enough sense to know that if they work in a city that has a serious smog problem, it's wise to either stay indoors or at least wear a mask that will filter out the poison. But cigarette smokers have their own little concentrated toxic smog pack that they don't avoid. -Ray Comfort

You'll see a movie about someone you hate or someone you love. Will you see a movie about grandma making apple pies? No, you won't. Only if grandma has poisoned the neighbor or is suspected of poisoning the neighbor through her apple pies. -John McAfee

My mother accidentally gave me food poisoning. She fed me baby carrots for a snack before Christmas dinner – but they had expired in June! I threw up for the next 24 hours. -Busy Philipps

I've always felt that if I ever got cynical, I would have to stop making music because I'd just be poisoning the air. -Glen Hansard

On the one hand Twitter gives you the opportunity to engage with people, which is great, but on the other there are people who feel they can say whatever they want, put poison out there, really, without fear of any repercussions. -Michael Sheen

Families can be the most detrimental things to have in your life. They are sometimes the most poisonous relationships that people have. Sometimes family is the thing that keeps you from ever achieving what you want to achieve, and yet people hold it and hold it and grab it and try to fix it and twist it and turn it. -Amy Sherman-Palladino

I was 22 years old when I met Robert Johnson. I was there the night he was poisoned. -David Edwards

I'll tell you something that's completely true – you can, as a man, obtain everything you want with the truth. If you lie, first of all you've got to be a very good lying actor, which is tres difficile. And it's going to give you poison inside the body. -Jean Reno

Well, the most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning – it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor. -Jonathan Winters

Hatred is corrosive of a person's wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation's spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society's tolerance and humanity, and block a nation's progress to freedom and democracy. -Liu Xiaobo

It's not good for comedy to be like, 'Thanks for liking me.' Being popular is poison. -Zach Galifianakis

Fracking has been used for more than 60 years to successfully drill over a million oil and gas wells in the U.S. Nonetheless, the prevailing mythology on the radical left is that the technology is 'poisoning our children' by polluting the water we drink and the air we breathe. -Bob Beauprez

Corporations are poisoning our air and water while at the same time lining the pockets of elected officials with political contributions. -Gloria Reuben

I love 3-D, and for certain movies it can be really great, and for certain movies it can be poison. -Jon M. Chu

Guilt is a poisonous illusion. Many languages don't even have a word for guilt. Sure, we all feel it. But we also get to decide if we're going to let guilt bring us down or not. Acknowledge the feelings, and then give yourself permission to let them go. -Kris Carr

In America, we have always taken it as an article of faith that we 'battle' cancer; we attack it with knives, we poison it with chemotherapy or we blast it with radiation. If we are fortunate, we 'beat' the cancer. If not, we are posthumously praised for having 'succumbed after a long battle.' -Abraham Verghese

My son John was just under a year old when I collapsed with a life-threatening kidney disease. The shame and guilt resulting from my unplanned pregnancy had continued to fester to the point that my toxic feelings literally poisoned my body. -Mary Manin Morrissey

Political correctness is a poison to our security and defenses. It imposes a willful blindness, both at the macro level when unwilling to engage with radical Islamism or whatever you want to call it – if you're not willing to call it what it is – and at the micro level, at the street level. -Pete Hegseth

I will say that there is an inordinate amount of medicine in my novels, especially the first one. There are a lot of medical things that happen. A hip fracture, three different kinds of lung cancer, pneumonia, blood poisoning, and so on. -Khaled Hosseini

As a matter of fact, most cases of food poisoning are never linked back to their source. -Eric Schlosser

The symptoms of food poisoning often don't appear for days after the contaminated meal was eaten. As a result, most cases of food poisoning are never properly diagnosed. -Eric Schlosser

I am not a sun person at all. I think it's a cancerous poison and I don't want it touching me. -Rachel Kushner

God was alive when this universe exploded into existence. He was alive when Socrates drank his poison. He was the living God when William Bradford governed Plymouth Colony. He was the living God in 1966 when Thomas Altizer proclaimed him dead and Time magazine absolutely absurdly put it on the front cover. -John Piper

In the U.S., too many yogurts are filled with corn syrup, preservatives, artificial this and that. To me, this is poison. -Mireille Guiliano

Five states – Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois and North Carolina – have been identified by the EPA as contributing significantly to Rhode Island pollution. As of 2010, 284 tall smokestacks – stacks over 500 feet – were operating in the United States: needles injecting poison into the atmosphere. -Sheldon Whitehouse

In morals, theosophy builds its teachings on the unity, seeing in each form the expression of a common life, and therefore the fact that what injures one injures all. To do evil i.e., to throw poison into the life-blood of humanity, is a crime against the unity. -Annie Besant

There have always been mixed emotions about Howard Cosell: Some people hate him like poison, and other people just hate him regular. -Buddy Hackett

I see people having fits because their coffee is too hot or their baked potato is too cold, or some random something is imperfect and somebody can be blamed for it. These people can fly off the handle and nobody says, 'Too much beef will do that to a person.' If it's a vegan: a clear case of alfalfa sprout poisoning. -Victoria Moran

The feudal concept of self-preservation is poisoned at the core by the virulent assumption of master and man, of potentate and slave, of external and internal suppression of the life urge of the only one – of its faith in human sacrifice as a means of salvation. -Louis Sullivan

It's a terrible poison, writing. -A. S. Byatt

Writing anything as an expert is really poisonous to the writing process, because you lose the quality of discovery. -Siddhartha Mukherjee

Amazing, the poisons I used to put in my body. I used to love it. -Ronnie Wood

Every day you use dozens of products that have strong chemicals in them, but remember, the only difference between poison and medicine is dosage. -Aubrey McClendon

Everybody's got their poison, and mine is sugar. -Derrick Rose

Grace is God as heart surgeon, cracking open your chest, removing your heart – poisoned as it is with pride and pain – and replacing it with his own. -Max Lucado

Gossip is poison. -Gisele Bundchen

Economically, many folks don't feel they can afford organic. While this may be true in some cases, I think more often than not it's a question of priority. I feel it's one of the most important areas of concern ecologically, because the petrochemical giants – DuPont, Monsanto – make huge money by poisoning us. -Woody Harrelson

The smartest thing I did was to stop going online. I'm the sort of person who will just look for the negative – Michael really can't understand it, but that's just the way I am. And with my bipolar thing, that's poison. So I just stopped. Cold turkey. And it's so liberating. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

Most of us are shrinking in the face of psycho-social and physical poisons, of the toxins of our world. But compassion, the generation of compassion, actually mobilizes our immunity. -Joan Halifax

Any new ideas go into PiL. My inspiration is everything that the human being gets up to. I don't listen to any music when I'm in PiL-zone, because influences can poison your well. Otherwise, I listen to anything. -John Lydon

A modest dose of self-love is entirely healthy – who would want to live in a world where everyone hated themselves? But taken too far, it soon becomes poisonous. -Geoff Mulgan

Organisms don't think of CO2 as a poison. Plants and organisms that make shells, coral, think of it as a building block. -Janine Benyus

What's the most humiliating thing? When you take someone to dinner or you cook somebody dinner and they get food poisoning. I mean, how bad do you feel? -Wendi McLendon-Covey

Gentle reader, the Fountain of Youth is radioactive, and those who imbibe its poisonous heavy waters will suffer the hideous fate of decaying metal. Yet almost without exception, the wretched idiot inhabitants of our benighted planet would gulp down this radioactive excrement if it were offered. -William S. Burroughs

The First Amendment defends all forms of speech including hate speech, which is why groups like Ku Klux Klan are allowed to utter their poisonous remarks. -Salman Rushdie

The most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning – it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor. -Jonathan Winters

The gods have chosen to entertain me with chronic eyestrain headaches. Very poisonous episodes. So I don't do a lot of reading anymore except on tape. -Tom Robbins

No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used, not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists. -Vladimir Putin

I don't think tablets are where we should be focused. But I do think they could end up being an efficient way of delivering textbooks. They're just not really that, yet. There's all sorts of poisons and mined minerals and carnage that goes on to make a tablet. Way more than to print a book. Or a bunch of books. -Douglas Rushkoff

I have bitten down or swallowed a few pellets through the years. My uncle had his appendix removed and there were over 100 lead pellets in it. He might have died of lead poisoning. Now that is eating a lot of game! -Phil Robertson

I've been bitten by a python. Not a very big one. I was being silly, saying: 'Oh, it's not poisonous…' Then, wallop! But you have fear around animals. -David Attenborough

Being a typical Briton, I love my home comforts and always try and find an English pub where I can tuck into some traditional English food, accompanied by a nice pint. Fortunately, I haven't been ill with food poisoning or anything like that, which is quite surprising considering how many different types of food I eat when I'm travelling. -Olly Murs

Politics is comparable to boxing. The only thing is that in politics there are basically no rules. In boxing, you can get a black eye, but in politics you can get poison in your food or a bullet in the head. It's definitely rougher and tougher than other sports. -Wladimir Klitschko

I'm not excusing crime or those who bring poison into the community, but I do want brothers and sisters in prison to know someone cares. -Hill Harper

Worry is the stomach's worst poison. -Alfred Nobel

In a sense, all of my books have been about a 'poisonous pedagogy,' which engenders a culture of obedience, this underlying theme of patriarchal systems. -John Bradshaw

Let me start with a confession: I don't enjoy cooking. The reason I usually do it at home is not because I'm a New Man or Jamie Oliver disciple, but because my wife's cooking is so bad. In fact, to me, cooking is less a pleasurable pastime than a defense against poisoning. -Mark Barrowcliffe

The past could liberate or imprison – it creates a nation's character, provides the nourishment or the poison a people imbibe in their very marrow. -F. Sionil Jose

For me, it's better to live without looking over your shoulder, worrying about who is controlling your phone, maybe poisoning your food. -Bahman Ghobadi

God never meant that people were to wear clothes. He meant we were to be nude. But we were in a state of innocence. Then sin came into the human race and became a blood poisoning. -Billy Graham

We have too many poisons in our diets now, like sugar and caffeine. -Jasmine Guinness

See how fortune deludes us, and that which we put carefully into her hands, she either breaks or lets it fall from her hands, or causes it to be removed by the violence of another, or suffocates and poisons, or taints with suspicion, fear and jealousy to the great hurt and ruin of the possessor. -Giordano Bruno

Most of the Women's Libbers I knew really didn't want to have a piece of the men's pie. They thought that pie was kind of poisonous, toxic, really full of weapons, poison gases, all kinds of mean junk we didn't even want a slice of. -Grace Paley

I will not sit in a room with black people when the N word is used. I know it was meant to belittle a person, so I will not sit there and have that poison put on me. Now a black person can say, 'Oh, you know, I can use this word because I'm black.' -Maya Angelou

Unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and waiting for the other person to die. -Marianne Williamson

In 1961, the United States began chemical warfare in Vietnam, South Vietnam, chemical warfare to destroy crops and livestock. That went on for seven years. The level of poison – they used the most extreme carcinogen known: dioxin. And this went on for years. -Noam Chomsky

Putin himself is a character out of fiction, an uber-macho former Soviet thug running a massive, expansionist kleptocracy. The man stages photographs riding horses barechested and hunting tigers. His enemies find themselves on the wrong end of radioactive poisoning. -Ben Shapiro

A new understanding of power is replacing our old understanding of power as the ability to manipulate and control. The old understanding of power has become counterproductive to our evolution. What used to be good medicine has become poisonous. Pursuit of the ability to manipulate and control now produces only violence and destruction. -Gary Zukav

We live in a world that is filled with filth and sleaze, a world that reeks of evil. You cannot afford that filthy poison to touch you. Stay away from it. Avoid it. -Gordon B. Hinckley

Nuclear tests poison the environment – and they also poison the political climate. They breed mistrust, isolation and fear. -Ban Ki-moon

Without global human rights, labor and environmental movements, companies would still be hiring 12-year-olds as a matter of course and poisoning our groundwater without batting an eyelid. -Rebecca MacKinnon

No man is an island. If you want to blame anybody for poisoning the world with that socialistic idea, blame John Donne. -Timothy Noah

Leaders at the top of al Qaeda's hierarchy, the evidence shows, completed plans and obtained the materials required to manufacture two biological toxins – botulinum and salmonella – and the chemical poison cyanide. -Barton Gellman

Captain Richard Phillips of the good ship Maersk Alabama – and Sully Sullenberger splashing down his crippled airliner in the Hudson River – broke through the poisonous smog of economic depression and Wall Street skullduggery with a reminder that pure individual heroism is a daily occurrence if we know where to look for it. -Tina Brown

I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them. -Frederic Chopin

Golf's ultimate moral instruction directs us to find within ourselves a pivotal center of enjoyment: relax into a rhythm that fits the hills and swales, and play the shot at hand – not the last one, or the next one, but the one at your feet, in the poison ivy, where you put it. -John Updike

Oh, humiliation is poisonous. It's one of the deepest pains of being human. -Pierce Brosnan

Even as a kid, I was a businessman. I figured out that if you plucked all the berries off my neighbor's tree and smashed them up, they made a Nickelodeon Gak-type consistency. I sold them to all the neighborhood kids and made stacks of quarters. Of course, the berries were poisonous, and I got in all types of trouble. -Adam DeVine

Bigotry has always been the poison of America, and we oughta do everything to eradicate it with no excuses or explanations. -Chuck Schumer

Leaders lead. They don't divide; they don't create a climate that is poisonous. -Jeb Bush

You read about poor people having Botox go wrong and you think: 'Well, what the bloody hell were you doing?' Why would you inject yourself with poison? And why are we spending so much time looking at ourselves? I just don't get it. -Imelda Staunton

We wouldn't have to speak so critically if businesses would stop feeding dead animals to live ones, putting non-food substances into food, tinkering with genetic codes, and spraying the countryside with poisons. -Donella Meadows

We know it is impossible to go on finding, moving and wasting oil, leveling forests, paving land, dumping poisons, and multiplying our numbers. A new way of life, a new set of thoughts must be found. -Donella Meadows

Now that we're poisoned with the culture of superheroes, I think it's important to laugh about it. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

That's the poisoned chalice: when you're shy, people assume you're arrogant. -Catherine Tate

Honestly, I feel you are poisoned if you read too much of the scientific literature because it makes you start thinking like other people. You're better off having a vague sense of what's going on and making your own way. -Eric Betzig

The idea of some people being less than people is poison to any society and needs to be named as such in order to halt its spread before it turns the soul of a society septic. -Richard Flanagan

I have seen and drawn dying, poisoned worlds. I published a book of drawings called 'Death of Wood' about one such world, on the border between the Federal Republic of Germany and what was then still the German Democratic Republic. -Gunter Grass

I naively thought I would quit television writing, move up to Seattle, my novel would come out, and then I'd have a novel writing career, and so I found myself really stuck in this very poisonous self-pitying state and felt like I'd never write again. And I blamed Seattle for that. -Maria Semple

I'd just lie around all day. It's the chemo, the poison they pump into you. Sometimes I'd be walking across the room and think, 'There it is; I got to rest.' And I had to, right then. -Daniel Woodrell

People do sometimes ask me some really idiotic questions: 'Is your husband afraid of you putting arsenic in his food?' I replied that I have never written a book about poison, ever. -Ruth Rendell

In 'Remember the Night,' love reformed her and corrupted him, which gave us the finely balanced moral that one man's meat is another man's poison. -Preston Sturges

A relative of poison ivy and poison sumac, the cashew contains the same rash-inducing chemicals, known as urushiols, as its kin. -Kate Christensen

Each pineapple plant produces only one fruit per year. It can take up to two years for the pineapple to ripen, and it's important to wait, because once it's picked, it can't ripen any further. The unripe pineapple is not only horrible tasting but poisonous. -Kate Christensen

'Bad Blood' tells the story of Trick, a teenage slacker on the losing side of a fight with cancer. When he's attacked by a vampire, he figures it's game over. Except that the chemo drugs in Trick's blood poison the vampire. -Jonathan Maberry

Terrorists, in ungoverned spaces, disseminate poisonous propaganda and training materials to attract troubled souls around the world to their cause. -James Comey

Say you have cancer – you have this broad thing we call cancer; we're going to irradiate you and pump this poisonous material into you and hope more of the bad stuff dies than the good. That is going to seem so medieval when we can fix it on a genetic level, and Foundation Medicine is the first step to diagnosing it on a genetic level. -Bill Maris

Repentance is a sweet solace to conscience as well as the most complete atonement to the Supreme Judge of our offenses; notwithstanding, the tongue of malevolence and scurrility may be continually preparing its most poisonous ingredients for the punishment of a crime, which has already received more than half a pardon. -Deborah Sampson

There's no reason that we need to be counting things and adding things up in order to sit down and eat a meal. I enjoy eating so much; I don't want to do match every time I eat. I guarantee you, maybe your diet soda has no calories, but it's still poison. We have to think about what are we putting in our mouths. -Rory Freedman

Prior to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' – the first one in 2003 – I had been essentially known within the confines of Hollywood as box office poison, you know what I'm saying? You know, I basically had built a career on 20 years of failures. -Johnny Depp

The phrase 'mad as a hatter' was coined because hat makers were poisoned by the high levels of mercury used in felt processing; these workers developed a strange, uneven gait as well as strange alterations in their personalities – traits that resembled mental instability. -Frances Beinecke

The beautifully composed imagery of '12 Years a Slave' underscores the savagery of its subject, which is an American South not of knights and ladies but obscene values and a grotesque pageantry, every gorgeous shot of the languid landscape radiating toxicity like a hyperlush blossom that's poison to the touch. -Steve Erickson

Even after Independence, we have had to face the poison of casteism and communalism. How long these evils will continue? Whom does it benefit? -Narendra Modi

A proper respect for nature means that you can't pollute the air, poison the rivers and chop down the forests indiscriminately without suffering greatly. -Jay Parini

We can make a concerted effort to stop poisoning the planet: that would be a good way of appeasing the gods. -Simon Toyne

It's interesting to note that when something like a virus tries to poison us, the first thing our bodies do is heat up. We burn away the infection. Maybe that's what Earth is doing to us. -Simon Toyne

When first presented with the jumble of the periodic table, I scanned for mercury and couldn't find it. It is there – between gold, which is also dense and soft, and thallium, which is also poisonous. But the symbol for mercury, Hg, consists of two letters that don't even appear in its name. -Sam Kean

Despite its obscurity, probably no element on the periodic table has as colorful a history as antimony. Money, madness, poison, linguistics, charlatanism, sex – pretty much every theme that runs through the periodic table can be found in Element 51. -Sam Kean

There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. -H. P. Lovecraft

Eggs is a kind of a plucky, brave 11-year-old boy who thinks he is a boxtroll. And he's kind of one of these mythological feral children who are raised in isolation of humanity and, by virtue of that, have a deeper connection to humanity because they've been raised away from the poisons of society. -Isaac Hempstead Wright

For a long time, I was an assistant in the NFL to George Allen, and George was paranoid that other teams were cheating on him… that they were offering bounties, that they were wiring our locker room, that they were putting food poisoning into the pregame meal of the other team's stars, stuff like that. -Marv Levy

No phone. No pool. No pets. No cigarettes. Ultimate freedom… No longer to be poisoned by civilization, he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become Lost in the Wild. -Christopher McCandless

One of the biggest curses from which India is suffering – I do not say that other countries are free from it, but I think our condition is much worse – is bribery and corruption. That really is a poison. -Muhammad Ali Jinnah

What we do know absolutely is that human lives are worth more than grapes and that innocent-looking grapes on the table may disguise poisonous residues hidden deep inside where washing cannot reach. -Cesar Chavez

It seems strange that bears, so fond of all sorts of flesh, running the risks of guns and fires and poison, should never attack men except in defense of their young. How easily and safely a bear could pick us up as we lie asleep! Only wolves and tigers seem to have learned to hunt man for food, and perhaps sharks and crocodiles. -John Muir

On the night before a triathlon, I normally eat something simple like a pizza. You know where you stand with pizza. It's not going to upset you or give you food poisoning, and it contains carbohydrates and a bit of salt, which is perfect before a triathlon. -Jonathan Brownlee

Living indoors without fresh air quickly poisons the blood and makes people feel tired and seedy when they don't know why. For myself, I sleep out of doors in winter as well as summer. I only feel tired or seedy when I have been indoors a lot. I only catch cold when I sleep in a room. -Robert Baden-Powell

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has shown us what can happen when we ignore the warning signs of lead poisoning and corroding pipes. -Elizabeth Esty

The Healthy Homes Tax Credit Act will help ensure that all families, regardless of their income, can protect their children from the lifelong health impacts of lead poisoning. -Elizabeth Esty

From fully funding nutrition programs to protecting children from liquid nicotine poisoning, I have focused many of my efforts in Congress on advocating for polices that invest in our most valuable resource – our children. -Elizabeth Esty

The Internet offers the ability for people to consume poison and radicalize entirely in private, either through a device they're holding in their hands or inside their house. -James Comey

The Chattanooga killer was inspired by a foreign terror organization. It's hard to entangle which particular source… there are lots of competing poisons out there. -James Comey

What happened with Keystone is it actually poisoned the well for other pipelines that are not as controversial. -Gene Green

200,000 ISIS tweets a day, 1,000 investigations in all 50 states. It's really hard to stop all of it. But we have to get control over this Internet propaganda that is poisoning the minds of the United States. -Michael McCaul

President Obama took charge of the Oval Office seven years ago. He promised a positive reset in relations with Russia. But with the radioactive poisoning of a British spy in London, the downing of passenger jets over Europe, and the aggressive advances of Russian forces from Ukraine to Syria, President Putin of Russia has rebuked Mr. Obama. -John J. McLaughlin

If you have an embarrassing story, and it's a source of shame, keeping it in just compounds the shame and turns the story into something poisonous. And if someone knows about it, then it can be used against you. -Aisha Tyler

My favorite was the one about 'Snow White'. Those funky little guys with the beards. The poisonous apple. And that cool mirror the evil stepmother used to talk to. You know, she'd ask it all these questions: Who's the nicest? Who's the sweetest… Who's the fairest of them all? And for a while, everything was hunky-dory. -Kathi Appelt

In the three years since Obama invited Russia to help him renege on his 'red line' on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented 136 occasions in which the Assad regime has deployed poison gas in its war on the Syrian people. -Terry Glavin

We must be aware of consumerism! That's our tendency. It's the capitalistic curse that we were poisoned with. We should spend only what is necessary. How do you call the big cars, the latest ones? Hummer! Not a single dollar to import Hummers! What is that? What is that? What kind of revolution is this? One of Hummers? No way! -Hugo Chavez

I guess my favourite Disney film was 'Snow White,' which has a really dark moment when the evil queen turns into a witch and makes the poison apple. It was terrifying in the same way 'Maleficent' is. -Stella McCartney

We should not underestimate that: the Chinese people's ignorance. Thousands of years of despotism had been such a poison that their understanding of modern politics is even inferior to that of the black slaves and other immigrants. -Sun Yat-sen

I felt proud that the baby's first real adventure should be as a protest against the insanity of world annihilation. Already a certain percentage of unborn children are doomed by fallout, and no one knows the cumulative effects of what is already poisoning the air and sea. -Sylvia Plath

Fake fat, fake colours, fake flavours, fake sweeteners: this is poison. -Jillian Michaels

The poison of selfishness destroys the world. -Catherine of Siena

I know how to make a record that commercial radio or Triple J will smash now… It's kind of hard to stay true and write what you would write if you didn't have that in your head. Because I know I can get way more airplay and get this much bigger… and that's what I'm trying to avoid doing. Trying to avoid the poisons of success. -Flume

I've noticed a lot of people are very bold and blustery on Twitter because it's easy to do that with the poison keyboard and a hundred and forty characters. -Kellyanne Conway

My brother and sister had a much worse childhood, I think, because they were older, and they had to deal with a lot more racism because they grew up in the '70s and I grew up more in the '80s. So they had to deal with crosses being burned on their lawn and their dogs being poisoned. -Mariah Carey

There's a long way to fall when you pretend that you're so far away from the earth, far away from reality, floating in a bubble that's protected by fame or success. It's scary, and it's the thing I fear the most: to be swallowed up by that bubble. It can be poison to you, fame. -Rihanna

I like boysenberry. I have no idea what it is. And it sounds like poison – which is terrifying – but you can't hold a name against a flavor. If you did that, everyone would hate Crunchberries. -Rob Riggle

Historically, grizzlies ranged from Alaska to Mexico, with at least 50,000 bears living in the western half of the contiguous United States. With European colonization, the bears were shot, poisoned, and trapped to the brink of extinction. -Lydia Millet

Having breast cancer is massive amounts of no fun. First they mutilate you; then they poison you; then they burn you. I have been on blind dates better than that. -Molly Ivins

I got food poisoning in Venezuela, and it sucked! -Dimebag Darrell

All my shoes are named after poisonous flowers, so since the beginning I've had the idea of doing something with danger in it. -Chloe Gosselin

Feeling 'ugly' or 'unattractive' seeps into your life like poison, and it affects everything. Feeling worthless does the same. We internalise these limitations, and it takes an internal revolution to get rid of them. -Rupi Kaur

By calling GMOs 'poison' and 'evil,' Bill Maher poisons the well of reasoned scientific discussion with ideologically driven fear mongering. -Kyle Hill

Farm workers are society's canaries. Farm workers – and their children – demonstrate the effects of pesticide poisoning before anyone else. -Cesar Chavez

I've been in the emergency room for food poisoning. -Jessica St. Clair

People go forward in life. Bitterness and grudges and resentments only poison it. -David Furnish

I'm not a great Maureen Dowd fan, because I really find her poisonous, on the record. -Holly Hunter

Here in Canada, the people who oppose the tar sands most forcefully are Indigenous people living downstream from the tar sands. They are not opposing it because of climate change – they are opposing it because it poisons their bodies. -Naomi Klein

My praise is perhaps an unforgivable poison. -Liu Xiaobo

The world is preoccupied with dissecting, analyzing and prognosticating on the blockchain's future; technologists, entrepreneurs, and enterprises are wondering if it is to be considered vitamin or poison. -William Mougayar

Without the EPA and the national pollution safeguards it enforces, more children would have asthma. Our water would be less safe. More chemicals would poison our bodies. And more people would die prematurely from respiratory diseases and heart attacks. -Amber Valletta

With 'Little Accidents', I spent probably three months working with a physical therapist, just understanding, starting from square one, about the neurological makeup of what happens when you have a stroke or what carbon monoxide poisoning does to your body. -Boyd Holbrook

Trash talk is poisonous and a bad habit! -Yolanda Hadid

Who would want one's children growing up buying things like bitcoin? I hope to God my family doesn't buy it. It's noxious poison. -Charlie Munger

Too many members of Congress seem willing to give corporate polluters, many of whom happen to be major political donors, a free pass to poison the air. -Sheldon Whitehouse

'Moonlight' undoes our expectations as viewers, and as human beings, too. As we watch, another movie plays in our minds: real-life footage of the many forms of damage done to black men, which can sometimes lead them to turn that hateful madness on their own kind, passing on the poison that was their inheritance. -Hilton Als

I'm not very proud of coming from a place that everyone thinks is this pure green country whereas, in reality, all our lakes and waterways are poison. -Taika Waititi

Development cooperation between nations is very important because it is one of the building blocks of shared peace, prosperity, and human rights for all. It is one of the antidotes to the poison of xenophobia. -Winnie Byanyima

Inequality is a poison that is destroying livelihoods, stripping families of dignity, and splitting communities. -Sharan Burrow

If I bring to light a company that's poisoning customers, defrauding investors, or something like that… there just aren't enough regulators in the world to keep up with all of the fraud and malfeasance that goes on out there, particularly in the little nooks and crannies of the market. -Whitney Tilson

There are far too many ineffective teachers and, in particular, far too many truly terrible teachers who are harming children and poisoning the system. -Whitney Tilson

Although slavery may have been abolished, the crippling poison of racism still persists, and the struggle still continues. -Harry Belafonte

First, pay off your high-interest-rate debt. If you have student loan debt – that's low interest rate; that has a tax benefit – you can leave that out. A mortgage can be an OK one. Credit card debt is poison. That needs to be paid off right away. -Sallie Krawcheck

I have seen girls tackle every single big problem from cancer to lead poisoning to climate change to homelessness to bullying in schools. There is literally no problem that we can't solve. -Reshma Saujani

The Environmental Protection Agency rarely follows up prosecuting coal companies and their fellow polluters, even when the evidence is clear-cut that they are dumping and poisoning entire towns near their projects, and the state regulators are even worse. -Suzy Shuster

Lead poisoning is an insidious menace that robs our citizens of their fullest potential. -Scott Pruitt

In tribal Botswana, I received some woven necklaces and a handmade bow with three poison arrows. It's framed and hanging on the wall in my living room and is, without a doubt, one of my favorite possessions. -Andrew Zimmern

Anxiety is your creativity turned into a weapon that you use to beat yourself up. And this is because anxiety is mostly storytelling – repeating poisonous stories that you've inherited from others. It feeds on your fear. -Baron Vaughn

The infrastructure at Union Station is antiquated. High-speed is going to come in eventually. We need to upgrade that system. Every day the Metro comes in, the Amtrak comes in, and they idle their engines for hours, spewing poisonous toxins – all that crap – into the air. -Kevin de Leon

Processed sugar – there's nothing good about it. It's a huge, huge industry, and it's poison. -David Kirsch

To end the drug crisis, we should educate everyone about the dangers of opioid drugs, help drug users get treatment, and aggressively prosecute criminals who supply the deadly poison. -Rod Rosenstein

The critics never see my role as it is – as a man protecting his garden killing poisonous snakes. Instead, they say it's just me again committing violence. -Charles Bronson

I don't know about Mario Balotelli saying, 'Why always me?' – England should be saying as a nation, 'Why always us?' You can go back to 1970, when Gordon Banks got food poisoning and we lost to West Germany. Then there was 1986 and Maradona's hand. And last time, Frank Lampard not getting his goal against the Germans. -Glenn Hoddle

I'm candy-coated poison, and you should not believe anything else. -Chael Sonnen

I've got this rep as a party boy, but the only show I've ever missed was when I had food poisoning from an Australian duck curry. I was puking buckets. -Noel Fielding

For me, being green means cleaning up the water. Water is the key. Start with water. You can't ignore the fact that that nearly 80% of US waterways are potentially poisoned – benzene, solvents, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals. -Erin Brockovich

In a broader sense, the irony in all of this is the single most necessary element for life to exist, in fact, is killing everything, from our ecosystems to potentially our food supply if we're poisoning fish and the foods that we eat. That is the broader sense. -Erin Brockovich

If we could begin to look at water pollution as a human rights violation, and we could begin to look at criminal aspects of this, I think that could be a game changer for many companies who want to not be forthwith and think that they can just hold off in a lawsuit for 10 years, and in the meantime, people are still being poisoned. -Erin Brockovich

Communities have indicated they'd like support for an advisory board. See, communities want jobs. They don't want a company to go away. They work for those companies. That's how they feed their families, send their kids to college. But they don't want to be poisoned, either. -Erin Brockovich

I always say I stumbled on the information about the poison in Hinkley's drinking water because I was sort of stumbling about in my life at that time generally, as a single mother. -Erin Brockovich

Patrick Morrisey means nothing to me. He is a bootlicker. If shoe polish was poison, he'd be dead. -Richard Ojeda

We have no right to poison, to eat up, to chew, to pollute this wonderful country of ours. We are required to save it and purify it and protect it. -Walter F. Mondale

If you consume something that's poisonous, you don't consciously think of vomiting; your body just does it. It's a reflex. When I'm happy, I don't instantly feel the need to get rid of that feeling. But when I'm sad, I think maybe that's what happens. -Jessie Reyez

I'm a raw vegan, and I perceive pharmaceuticals to be poison. -Nadya Suleman

In a global world, nationalism is a fantasy, and it's poison. It used to be appropriate, but it's not anymore, and we haven't learned that lesson yet. -Tim Minchin

I always mention stacking the dishwasher – any opportunity. But it's the consequences – it's the food poisoning and the potential death that will come with not loading the dishwasher properly. -Jon Richardson

All the religions are basically good, but there's something about organised religion that leads to corruptness and poison. -Jimmy Barnes

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