1. "A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them. —Proverbs 15:18"
- Gary Chapman, Love is a Verb Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations to Bring Love Alive
2. "We must face honestly the toll that anger and bitterness take on our lives. They are our enemies! The Bible says, An angry person stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins."
- Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes
3. "She was a small, hot-tempered woman who wore a widow’s cap with strings floating at her cheeks, and when it was cold, a squirrely fur cloak and tiny fur-lined shoes. She was known to line girls up on the Idle Bench for the smallest infraction and scream at them until they fainted. I despised her, and her polite education for the female mind, which was composed"
- Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings
4. "without—Maybe it's always pepper that makes people hot-tempered,' she went on, very much pleased at having found out a new kind of rule, 'and vinegar that makes them sour—and camomile that makes them bitter—and—and barley-sugar and such things that make children sweet-tempered. I only wish people knew that: then they wouldn't be so stingy about it, you know—"
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
5. "Ernesto Palmer got the name Chili originally because he was hot-tempered as a kid...Now he was Chili, Tommy Carlo said, because he had chilled down and didn't need the hot temper. All he had to do was turn his eyes dead when he looked at a slow pay, not say more than three words, and the guy would sell his wife's car to make the payment."
- Elmore Leonard, Get Shorty
6. "hot-tempered, but the sight of some nondescript and miry creature sitting cross-legged amongst a lot of loose straw, and swinging itself to and fro like a bear in a cage, made him pause. Then this tramp stood up silently before him, one mass of mud and filth from head to foot. Smith, alone amongst his stacks with this apparition, in the stormy twilight ringing with the infuriated barking of the dog, felt the dread of an inexplicable strangeness. But when that being, parting with"
- Joseph Conrad, Amy Foster
7. "When I’m a Duchess, she said to herself (not in a very hopeful tone though), I won’t have any pepper in my kitchen at all. Soup does very well without. Maybe it’s always pepper that makes people hot-tempered, she went on, very much pleased at having found out a new kind of rule, and vinegar that makes them sour—and camomile that makes them bitter—and—and barley-sugar and such things that make children sweet-tempered. I only wish people knew that; then they wouldn’t be so stingy about it, you know—"
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
8. "If a man, having lashed two hulls together, is crossing a river, and an empty boat happens along and bumps into him, no matter how hot-tempered the man may be, he will not get angry. But if there should be someone in the other boat, then he will shout out to haul this way or veer that. If his first shout is unheeded, he will shout again, and if that is not heard, he will shout a third time, this time with a torrent of curses following. In the first instance, he wasn't angry; now in the second he is. Earlier he faced emptiness, now he faces occupancy. If a man could succeed in making himself empty, and in that way wander through the world, then who could do him harm?"
- Quote by Zhuangzi
9. "Under the mellowing influence of good food and good music, Adam relaxed, and I discovered that underneath that overbearing, hot-tempered Alpha disguise he usually wore was a charming, over-bearing, hot-tempered man. He seemed to enjoy finding out that I was as stubborn and disrespectful of authority as he’d always suspected. He ordered dessert without consulting me. I’d have been angrier, but it was something I could never have ordered for myself: chocolate, caramel, nuts, ice cream, real whipped cream, and cake so rich it might as well have been a brownie. So, he said, as I finished the last bit, I’m forgiven? You are arrogant and overstep your bounds, I told him, pointing my clean fork at him. I try, he said with false modesty. Then his eyes darkened and he reached across the table and ran his thumb over my bottom lip. He watched me as he licked the caramel from his skin. I thumped my hands down on the table and leaned forward. That is not fair. I’ll eat your dessert and like it—but"
- Patricia Briggs, Moon Called
10. "He’ll probably hate us all for a little while, when it comes out, Cecily said comfortingly. He’ll get over it. Leta shook her head and wiped her red, swollen eyes again. He won’t. He’s like you about lies. He won’t forgive us. Cecily felt sick to her soul at those words. It was probably the truth. We can’t guess the future, Cecily said quietly. We can do something about it, if we try. You have to look at the positive side. Is there one? Leta asked on a sob. Certainly. We’re going to single-handedly foil a renegade gambling syndicate and save the tribal chief and the tribal funds from embezzlement. We’ll make the evening news shows! Again, Leta mused, remembering how Cecily had made it before. Cecily’s fingers touched the dainty little crab fixed to her collar. This time will be much more politically correct, she said. How does Matt look? Leta asked, when she’d never meant to ask the question. Wickedly handsome. Silver-haired and arrogant, stubborn and hot-tempered-just like someone"
- Diana Palmer, Paper Rose