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6,228. Every select man strives instinctively for a citadel and a privacy, where he is Free from the crowd, the many, the majority – where he may forget ‘men who are the rule’, as their exception; – exclusive only of the case in which he is pushed straight to such men by a still stronger instinct, as a discerner in the great and exceptional sense. (Individual & Solitude & Crowd) Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
6,689. The intelligence of that creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it. (Intelligence & Crowd & Masses) Terry Pratchett, Jingo
48,018. The world’s biggest crowds. (Railways & Trains & Crowd) World’s Busiest Train Station: Shinjuku, Channel 5 2013
59,373. Where are the cheering crowds? The welcoming populus? (Pope & Crowd) The Borgias s1e9: Nobody, King of France entering Rome, Showtime 2011
68,937. I’m about to play a little game of chance with an imaginary coin. Derren Brown: The Experiments: The Gameshow, Channel 4 2011
68,938. Ian always had two options – A or B. One good outcome and one with a bad. Tonight we’re looking at what happens when you put the power to make those choices in the hands of a faceless crowd. ibid.
68,939. Tonight’s experiment is about what happens when we’re allowed to act anonymously as part of a crowd. ibid.
68,940. Wearing these masks will ensure you can make your decisions anonymously. ibid.
68,941. Fuhrer, command! We will follow! (Crowd & Nazis) Crowd chant at Nazi rallies
68,942. And still as he refused it, the rabblement hooted, and clapped their chapped hands, and threw up their sweaty nightcaps, and uttered such a deal of stinking breath because Caesar refused the crown that it had almost choked Caesar. (Crowd & Mob & Masses) William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I ii 243-248, Casca to Cassius & Brutus
68,943. I won’t tell you that the world matters nothing, or the world’s voice, or the voice of society. They matter a good deal. They matter far too much. But there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely – or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. You have that moment now. Choose! (Crowd & Hypocrisy & Society) Oscar Wilde
68,944. The trouble is not really in being alone, it’s being lonely. One can be lonely in the midst of a crowd, don’t you think? (Crowd & Alone) Christine Feehan, Dark Prince
68,945. Emphasizing the crowd means de-emphasizing individual humans in the design of society, and when you ask people not to be people, they revert to bad, mob-like behaviours. (Crowd & Mob & People & Society) Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget
79,803. Crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure. (London & Crowd) Edward Gibbon 1737-94, Memoirs of My Life ch5
80,691. The accuracy of the group is far greater than the individual – we call this the wisdom of the crowd. (Mathematics & Crowd & Group) Professor Marcus du Sautoy, The Code III: Prediction, BBC 2011
89,976. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. (Stupidity & Group & Mob & Crowd) George Carlin