My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
— Wole Soyinka
We have no future because our present is too volatile. We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment's scenarios. Pattern recognition.
— William Gibson
Investment is not only volatile, it is the key motor of the economy's prosperity because it has a snowball effect.
— Will Hutton
I have a great map of the Tibesti Mountains in the southern Sahara or Northern Chad. It's a dream of mine to go there, but it's such a volatile area, you have to be prudent.
— Werner Herzog
And you tried to change, didn't you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake... You can't make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.
— Warsan Shire
This may come as a shock to some of you, but I have a slightly volatile personality. I don't suffer fools well.
— Tucker Max
There's something very intoxicating about playing someone so volatile and someone who can lose his temper at any second.
— Tom Felton
The national security issues are very important for two reasons. First, because everybody knows that we want to be safe. But, secondly, people see these issues as probably the clearest window into somebody's temperament, their judgment, whether they're steady or volatile.
— Tim Kaine
Yes I usually make my kids eat their veggie chops and watch my concerts in dead silence. If they ask to watch spongebob squarepants I usually do something volatile like make them eat a yellow sponge with googly eyes on it. I hit them quite a bit, but then again I blame the condom manufacturing government for forcing me to birth them.
— Thom Yorke
... the image of feeling created by artists, in every kind of art - plastic, musical, poetic, balletic - serves to hold the reality itself for our labile and volatile memory, as a touchstone to test the scope of our intellectual constructions.
— Susanne Katherina Langer
I am clearly vulnerable to these more passionate and volatile unstable relationships. I am trying to not be so vulnerable.
— Salman Rushdie
Less volatile stocks tend to have negative abnormal profits; more volatile stocks tend to have positive abnormal profits.
— Robert Haugen
Acid Salts have the Power of Destroying the Blewness of the Infusion of our Wood [lignum nephreticum], and those Liquors indiscriminatly that abound with Sulphurous Salts, (under which I comprehend the Urinous and Volatile Salts of Animal Substances, and the Alcalisate or fixed Salts that are made by Incineration) have the virtue of Restoring it.
— Robert Boyle
Finally, this case should serve as yet another reminder of just how dangerous and volatile these police home invasions really are, and why we should stop using them to serve search warrants for nonviolent crimes. They offer no margin for error.
— Radley Balko
Fear tends to manifest itself much more quickly than greed, so volatile markets tend to be on the downside. In up markets, volatility tends to gradually decline.
— Philip Roth
Whether it's your own material or somebody else's material, it's essential that you identify with it thoroughly. It's like you want to archive it; you want to freeze it in time in terms of your perspective on it, then move on, because folk music is that volatile and comments not only on overall human concerns but also on the specifics.
— Paul Stookey
Pop music can somehow survive being inhibited and mangled by its harsh and stupid commercial chains, and there is surely irreducible potential because of the 'star system' and the volatile attention pop receives for multiples of wickedness, ridicule, discontent, eccentricity, desire to thrive importantly in a genuinely popular context.
— Paul Morley
It's a lot of random situations that combine in a certain volatile form and create a bigger-than- the-whole situation that nobody could have predicted.
— Paul Kantner
In an extreme credit crunch, leveraged purchases of gold cause forced sales, because any price correction triggers margin calls. As a result, gold can be very volatile - upward and downward - at the peak of a crisis.
— Nouriel Roubini
I love this country. And when you are given an opportunity to help your country, in what is one of the most volatile times we've seen in a long time, there's no way I'm not going to step up to do everything I can and make us strong.
— Nikki Haley
You have to pick what you're going to be worried about. Markets are volatile, but retirement is certain.
— Nick Murray
When I was younger, I jumped out of a moving car. I would do anything. Now, being a father and knowing the political state of the world, there are certain things which potentially could be religiously volatile that I would probably avoid, but not much.
— Nick Frost
We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that.
— Neil Patrick Harris
Relationships change even more than people. It's like two people changing. It's exponentially more volatile. Especially two teenagers.
— Ned Vizzini
Maximum of an average is necessarily less volatile than the average maximum
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Any system that is deprived of its natural volatility, with government up (unintelligible) volatile, any system becomes very fragile.
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb
We have a potentially volatile situation but we sort of live with it, and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it.
— Mitt Romney
Spiritual growth is more than procedure, it's a wild search for God in the midst of the tangled jungle of our souls, a search for which involves a volatile mix of messy reality, wild freedom, frustrating stuckness, increasing slowness and a healthy dose of gratitude
— Mike Yaconelli
In order to understand the stock market we have to realize that, like anything enormous and inert, it's fundamentally stable, and, like anything emotion-driven, it's volatile as hell. Got that? Me neither.
— Mickey Rourke
Society historically has a difficult time with the concept of something new and foreign that shakes up our comfortable views, especially if it involves the very volatile question of sexual identity.
— Mercedes Ruehl
Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker.
— Mary Douglas
What you want to see [in Formula One] is a highly competitive sport - and the more equal it is the more exciting it is... the more volatile in the sense of results. If you have just one winner continuously it dulls the enthusiasm.
— Martin Sorrell
We're hopeful it won't climb much more than that (10 percent). The reality is we're all looking at the price per gallon of gasoline and heating oil, and even cord wood, and we're seeing prices that are volatile and I don't think anybody can accurately predict what we'll be paying for these commodities in two weeks, let alone two months.
— Martin Murray
It was what accidental deaths did to people, made everybody's sea floor irregular and uneven, causing tidal currents to collide, surge upward, thereby resulting in small yet volatile eddies churning at everybody's surface. (In the more dangerous cases, it created a lasting whirlpool in which the strongest swimmers could drown.)
— Marisha Pessl
Grief and passion make a volatile mix.
— Marianne Curley
Insofar as one can talk of a Vionnet school, it comes mostly from my having been an enemy of fashion. There is something superficial and volatile about the seasonal and elusive whims of fashion which offends my sense of beauty.
— Madeleine Vionnet
I'm probably less volatile and tempestuous than a lot of Aries, but I think I'm probably quite loud and outgoing and passionate. Maybe a bit difficult or stubborn.
— Mackenzie Davis
After death, life reappears in a different form and with different laws. It is inscribed in the laws of the permanence of life on the surface of the earth and everything that has been a plant and an animal will be destroyed and transformed into a gaseous, volatile and mineral substance.
— Louis Pasteur
I was kind of a volatile personality, very intense. Because of that, I drew some criticism and people would say things about me, and my parents had tried to defend me. I would just tell them don't worry about it. Our day will come.
— Kirk Gibson
I look back over my shoulder and feel the presence of an intense young girl and then a volatile and disturbed young woman, both with high dreams and restless, romantic aspirations
— Kay Redfield Jamison