First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
The new plastic idea cannot, therefore, take the form of concrete representation, although the latter does always indicate the universal to a degree, or at least conceal it within. This new plastic idea will ignore the particulars of appearance, that is to say, natural form and colour. On the contrary it should find its expression in the abstraction of form and colour, that is to say, in the straight line and the clearly defined primary colour.Piet Mondrian
To say that power should have been returned to the Fijian chiefs is to ignore what occurred between 1874 and 1970.ratu joni madraiwiwi
Moreover, nothing is so rare as to see misfortune fairly portrayed; the tendency is either to treat the unfortunate person as though catastrophe were his natural vocation, or to ignore the effects of misfortune on the soul, to assume, that is, that the soul can suffer and remain unmarked by it, can fail, in fact, to be recast in misfortune's image.Simone Weil
Unless the bastards have the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore them.
But to ignore the absence of evidence is the basis of true faith.
Famous people come up to me, but I don't know who they are because my sight is so bad. It's always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don't have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room. ... With the number of people I ignore, I'm lucky I work at all in this town.helena bonham carter
The extreme positions of the Crossfire Syndrome require extreme simplification — framing the debate in terms which ignore the real issues.Michael Crichton
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.james a. michener
Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.Adrian Mitchell
They can't ignore us, and they can't put us down. Thank God for the Internet, or we wouldn't know anything, and we would already be a fascist state.cindy sheehan
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.john steinbeck
When I started this song I was still thirty-three The age that Mozart died and sweet Jesus was set free Keats and Shelley too soon finished, Charley Parker would be And I fantasized some tragedy'd be soon curtailing me Well just today I had my birthday I made it thirty-four Mere mortal, not immortal, not star-crossed anymore I've got this problem with my aging I no longer can ignore A tame and toothless tabby can't produce a lion's roar.harry chapin
Through long and bitter experience, Rajasinghe had learned never to trust first impressions, but also never to ignore them.arthur c. clarke
Most of us, shrinking from the difficulties and dangers which beset the seeker after original answers to these riddles, are contented to ignore them altogether, or to smother the investigating spirit under the featherbed of respected and respectable tradition. But, in every age, one or two restless spirits, blessed with that constructive genius, which can only build on a secure foundation, or cursed with the mere spirit of scepticism, are unable to follow in the well-worn and comfortable track of their forefathers and contemporaries, and unmindful of thorns and stumbling-blocks, strike out into paths of their own.thomas henry huxley
The total possible consciousness may be split into parts which co-exist but mutually ignore each other.william james
The poets of the last generation were extremely erudite, but their erudition was of the rather specialized type that passed as currency of the realm in a somewhat literary realm. About Darwin, Marx, Freud and Co., about all characteristically “scientific” or “modern” thinkers most of them concluded regretfully: “If they had not existed, it would not have been necessary to ignore them.” (Or deplore them.)Randall Jarrell
We have to beef up our searches, which are now pretty dismal, so we can find out about these things before we get hit. ... It takes a dramatic event to get people's attention, and we thought the comet crash with Jupiter might have done the job. ... we tend to ignore an extraterrestrial hazard that could reduce the planet to rubble. ... What we really need is a good scare.brian g. marsden
In my experience, the best way to deal with such people is to politely agree with everything they say, then ignore them.charles stross
One cannot ignore half of life for the purposes of science, and then claim that the results of science give a full and adequate picture of the meaning of life. All discussions of 'life' which begin with a description of man's place on a speck of matter in space, in an endless evolutionary scale, are bound to be half-measures, because they leave out most of the experiences which are important to use as human beings.colin wilson
Science is a way of talking about the universe in words that bind it to a common reality. Magic is a method of talking to the universe in words that it cannot ignore. The two are rarely compatible.
The world cannot utterly ignore men who lay down their lives for any cause. Men may write and agitate, they may scream never so shrilly about the wrongs of the world, but when they go forth to fight single-handed and to die for what they preach, they have at least earned the right to demand of society an inquiry.
Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignore most people.Adrian Mitchell
It happens at times that a person believes that he has a world-view, but that there is yet one particular phenomenon that is of such a nature that it baffles the understanding, and that he explains differently and attempts to ignore in order not to harbor the thought that this phenomenon might overthrow the whole view, or that his reflection does not possess enough courage and resolution to penetrate the phenomenon with his world-view.
[Habbush] tells us there are no WMDs. He tells us Saddam's mindset, that he's afraid of the Iranians more than us, afraid of being showed to be a toothless tiger. That is something we ignore.
If you seek just a little truth, as most, you should not ignore abstract forms, the basis from which all short-lived experiences we call reality springs.
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