"People are unjust to anger - it can be enlivening and a lot of fun."
"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."Philip Roth 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."Philip Roth 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."Philip Roth on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."Philip Roth on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."Philip Roth on Maya Angelou
"Literature isn't a moral beauty contest. Its power arises from the authority and audacity with which the impersonation is pulled off the belief it inspires is what counts."
"Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts."