Quotes / Hair-Trigger Temper

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
The Bible (New International Version), Proverbs 29:11

What, is it "Insult The Easily Angered Cyborg Day" or something?!
Lothar, Exterminatus Now, showing unusual restraint.

There are people in this world who go about demanding to be killed. You must have noticed them. They quarrel in gambling games. They jump out of their automobiles in a rage. They humiliate and bully people whose capabilities they do not know. These are people who wander through the world shouting, "Kill me." And there's always someone ready to oblige to them.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather

What do ya mean, funny? Let me understand this 'cause, I don't know, maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but I'm funny how? I mean, funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh... I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

C-Sec Officer: Now slow down, and take a deep breath.
Volus: You're (deep breath) MOCKING (deep breath) ME!

Good evening, gentlemen! Please pay attention. I am a reformed vampire, which is to say, I am a bundle of suppressed instincts held together with spit and coffee. It would be wrong to say that violent, tearing carnage does not come easily to me. It's not tearing your throats out that doesn't come easily to me. Please don't make it any harder.
Maladict, Monstrous Regiment

The Linear Guild is practically synonymous with taking disproportionate revenge over quasi-imagined slights!

"I'm always pissed off."
The Punisher, Dark Wolverine #89

Patient: Doctor, I have a problem.
Doctor: Yes, what is it?
Patient: A Hair-Trigger Temper.
Doctor: Oh, excuse me, I didn't hear you very well. Could you repeat it, please?
— A Russian joke

Shirley has earned our respect. Not as a wife, not as a mother, but as a woman. And don't question her on that, because that thing about the jukebox was way too specific to be improvised.
Jeff, discussing Shirley after Shirley has threatened to put Annie's head through a jukebox, Community

DAVE: karkat just threw a tantrum about a chair
DAVE: i just won karkat tantrum bingo

Undercover Brother: Hi, Conspiracy Brother!
Conspiracy Brother: [Angry] "Hi"? What you mean "hi"? Like "high yellow wanna be white"? "High" like the *white man* wants to keep us? [Suddenly paranoid] Wait, you don't smell any weed on me, do you?
Undercover Brother: ... Brother, when you get a minute, could I get a list of the words that trigger these fits?

Why is the Empress' palace shuttered?
Apparently the Empress doesn't like light. Or sudden movements, loud noises, foreigners, treason, peaches. When you're Empress, you can do this kind of thing.
Sidebar Snippet, Fallen London

Harbinger: I didn't realize Superman had such a hair-trigger temper, Kara.
Supergirl: He's... just a little overprotective of me, Lyla.
Random Amazon: A little...?

Indrick Boreale took it as a personal affront that the Tau had chosen a base of operations on the moon. Of course, almost anything could offend Indrick Boreale. And he would have come to attack the Tau, sooner or later, just because they were there.