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"Beware the fury of a patient man."
John Dryden

"I know you don't want to hear this, but now's the time to stay calm."

"Calm? You want me to be calm?"

"We stay calm or else mistakes get made. We have to step back from this thing."
Walt Kowalsky and Thao, Gran Torino
"Purity through hate. Dignity through rage."
Credo Soul Drinkers, Warhammer 40000
"You know, I thought I'd be angrier, what with the utter humiliation and loss of my tail... Or maybe I'm just so unbelievably enraged that I've come full circle."
"I am not so much disappointed, as I am blinded with rage."
"Ender's anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo's anger was hot, and so it used him."
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
"Never known anger like this before. Not raging. Not even burning. Just colder and colder by the minute. Building inexorably. Toward something that has to be."
Frank Castle, The Punisher MAX
"When [Ezeugo] began again, the anger on his face was gone and in its place a sort of smile hovered, more terrible and sinister than the anger."
"Tucker, stop talking... or else I'll be the one to snap."
Alphonse Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist

What does it say?

It says...peace talks have broken down. *shoots all the aliens*
Doc and Washington, Red vs Blue Revelation
"My blood has never boiled this hot before. But... My heart is cold and calm, like an ocean of darkness."
"It was weird -- [Alaster's] rage had reached a cold plateau. Instead of making him shake or blurring his mind in a red mist, everything was clear and focused. His words had a frosty clarity. He spoke almost calmly, clinical even."
"He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing. The fury of a Time Lord. And then we discovered why, why this Doctor, who had fought with Gods and Demons, why he had run away from us and hidden. He was being kind."
Son-of-Mine, Doctor Who
"Shipmaster Torikus paced before his three surviving Chieftain's (sic), his knuckles dragging against the deck. His gait was a loping hunch, much like that of a gorilla, and it betrayed his barely contained primal rage. His voice, however, was unusually calm, restrained even. This was Torikus at his most deadly: not as a mindless berserker, but as a calculating murderer."

Vice-Counsel DuPont: And you, Preston, the supposed savior of the resistance, are now its destroyer, and along with them, you've given me yourself... calmly... coolly... entirely without incident.

[Polygraph machine scribbling rapidly]

John Preston: No.

[Polygraph flatlines]

Polygraph Technician: Oh... shit!

John Preston: Not without incident.
"I believe that true focus lies somewhere between rage and serenity"
Charles Xavier



You care for



And war.

But have you seen

The frightening terror

Of my face



Perfectly calm?
Vladimir Mayakovsky, "A Cloud in Trousers"

Skulduggery: You're waiting to see if I'm angry.

Ghastly: I already know you're angry. You're sitting very still and you're talking very quietly. You're getting ready to kill someone.
"With most people, their anger was worn on their sleeve. They were easy to read. It was easy to think and react to the situation. Roland, [Nanoha] realized at that moment, was the Quiet Type. The Quiet Type were very BAD. She would know, she was one of them. And she'd never really considered the possibility of having to answer to… well, herself. So in this situation, knowing how she would be reacting made her sweat run cold."
Can you feel it, Shepard? Feel the quickening? Illusive Man better say his prayers tonight, 'cause we are coming for him. Murderous asshole. Oh, yeah. Tide is turning. I feel it. After what I saw down there...I have never been more filled with rage.
Kaidan Alenko, Mass Effect 3
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