“[Amusingly, Clooney said in an interview that Alger Hiss was] probably ... was wrong about 99 percent of them.”
“Then suddenly out of the gloom came a sharp hiss. 'What has it got in its pocketses?'”
“I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.”
“An eye can threaten like a loaded and levelled gun, or it can insult like hissing or kicking; or, in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, it can make the heart dance for joy”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“He that applauds him who does not deserve praise, is endeavoring to deceive the public; he that hisses in malice or sport, is an oppressor and a robber”
“And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.”
“Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.”
William Orville Douglas
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