"The reason why I love people, and writing about them, is because they don't always respond with hate and anger. If they did I wouldn't have a story to tell. Who wants to know about someone who was brutalised and became brutal? I'm interested in the exceptions."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned."Chris Cleave on Buddha
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."Chris Cleave on Aristotle
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."Chris Cleave on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."Chris Cleave on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."Chris Cleave on Maya Angelou
"It's extremely hard for athletes to accept what's happened to them sometimes. It's hard to be beaten by a small margin, and I've spoken with athletes who, for years afterward, have been tormented by the knowledge that, had they done something ever so slightly different, they could have been one-ten-thousandth of a second quicker."