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Harrison Hill
2017-05-18 17:07:11 UTC
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Normally Google can chase down quotes, but not in this
case. "Impotent anger" anyone? It is a phrase very
familiar to me; and on the tip of my tongue.

It is when you are absolutely furious, but you cannot
find any way to allow that anger to express itself.

It doesn't come from GTA :) Maybe "King Lear", or "The
Sound and the Fury", or "The Waste Land"?

Asking how it must have come to me via 'Gone with the Wind'
would be Rhettorcal.
Harrison Hill
2017-05-18 17:38:33 UTC
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Normally Google can chase down quotes, but not in this
case. "Impotent anger" anyone? It is a phrase very
familiar to me; and on the tip of my tongue.
It is when you are absolutely furious, but you cannot
find any way to allow that anger to express itself.
It doesn't come from GTA :) Maybe "King Lear", or "The
Sound and the Fury", or "The Waste Land"?
Asking how it must have come to me via 'Gone with the Wind'
would be Rhettorcal.
Rhettorical. A great definition here:

"Impotent fury means to have a burning bottled up rage inside,
but no means of airing that rage any where or at any one".
David Kleinecke
2017-05-18 17:59:43 UTC
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Normally Google can chase down quotes, but not in this
case. "Impotent anger" anyone? It is a phrase very
familiar to me; and on the tip of my tongue.
It is when you are absolutely furious, but you cannot
find any way to allow that anger to express itself.
It doesn't come from GTA :) Maybe "King Lear", or "The
Sound and the Fury", or "The Waste Land"?
Asking how it must have come to me via 'Gone with the Wind'
would be Rhettorcal.
"Impotent fury means to have a burning bottled up rage inside,
but no means of airing that rage any where or at any one".
Google "impotent anger" and you get hits on "impotent
rage". Google "impotent rage" and get an entirely different
set of hits. Google "impotent fury" and get mostly references
to "To Kill a Mockingbird".

Odd.
Harrison Hill
2017-05-18 18:28:34 UTC
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Normally Google can chase down quotes, but not in this
case. "Impotent anger" anyone? It is a phrase very
familiar to me; and on the tip of my tongue.
It is when you are absolutely furious, but you cannot
find any way to allow that anger to express itself.
It doesn't come from GTA :) Maybe "King Lear", or "The
Sound and the Fury", or "The Waste Land"?
Asking how it must have come to me via 'Gone with the Wind'
would be Rhettorcal.
"Impotent fury means to have a burning bottled up rage inside,
but no means of airing that rage any where or at any one".
Google "impotent anger" and you get hits on "impotent
rage". Google "impotent rage" and get an entirely different
set of hits. Google "impotent fury" and get mostly references
to "To Kill a Mockingbird".
Odd.
I think Google records "other people who have searched for
this, also searched for...", which is a good way of
expanding its intelligent searching.

I did read "To Kill a Mockingbird" but have no recollection
of it. "One Flew over the Cuckoo Nest" must have had
"impotent rage" as well.

Maybe Holden Caulfield? Meanwhile some Patrick Caulfield.

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/patrick-caulfield-873
b***@aol.com
2017-05-18 18:34:39 UTC
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Normally Google can chase down quotes, but not in this
case. "Impotent anger" anyone? It is a phrase very
familiar to me; and on the tip of my tongue.
It is when you are absolutely furious, but you cannot
find any way to allow that anger to express itself.
It doesn't come from GTA :) Maybe "King Lear", or "The
Sound and the Fury", or "The Waste Land"?
Asking how it must have come to me via 'Gone with the Wind'
would be Rhettorcal.
You had it on the tip of your tongue, so unfortunately you
must have swallowed it and then it was gone with the wind
with the sound and the fury.
Harrison Hill
2017-05-18 18:56:01 UTC
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Normally Google can chase down quotes, but not in this
case. "Impotent anger" anyone? It is a phrase very
familiar to me; and on the tip of my tongue.
It is when you are absolutely furious, but you cannot
find any way to allow that anger to express itself.
It doesn't come from GTA :) Maybe "King Lear", or "The
Sound and the Fury", or "The Waste Land"?
Asking how it must have come to me via 'Gone with the Wind'
would be Rhettorcal.
You had it on the tip of your tongue, so unfortunately you
must have swallowed it and then it was gone with the wind
with the sound and the fury.
Yup :)

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing".

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