In a Poetic State of mind ~ REVOLT

Revolt:1. An uprising, especially against state authority; a rebellion. 2. An act of protest or rejection. 3. The state of a person or persons in rebellion


“Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.” James Joyce

Sunrise on November 11, 2011


“To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.” Mikhail Bakunin

Sunrise on November 11, 2011

“LOUIS XVI: Is it a revolt? 
THE DUKE: No, Sir, it's a revolution.” 
Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld

Sunrise on November 11, 2011


"A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence." Sigmund Freud


“I like ideas about the breaking away or overthrowing of established order. I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road towards freedom - external freedom is a way to bring about internal freedom.” Jim Morrison



Synonyms: defection, displeasure, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, rebellion, revolution, rising,bedlam, big scene, big stink, brouhaha, bustle, clatter, combustion, confusion, convulsion, discomposure, disquiet, dither, excitement, ferment, fermentation, flap, flurry, furor, fuss, hell broke loose, hubbub, hurly-burly, insurgence, insurrection, lather, mutiny, outcry, pandemonium, perturbation, pother, racket, rebellion, revolt, riot, rumpus, stew, stir, to-do, tumult, turbulence, upheaval, uprising, upset, upturn, vexation, welter, whirl, unruliness