They want me to immolate myself, and I sincerely believe that for some of them, when they see bad news from Iraq, the reaction is simply 'This will make Hitchens look bad!' I've been trying to avoid solipsism, but I've come to believe there are such people.
Not that I don't think irreverent humor and someone being filthy is funny, I just do what I do. Any comedian would admit throwing an f-bomb in there would help get a Reaction. ... I'm not on a Puritanical pursuit, but when I would curse in a joke, I believe I'm not done writing it.jim gaffigan
My pen and paper causes a chain Reaction, to get your brain relaxing.eminem
That the more authoritarian organizations survive and prevail goes generally unnoticed because people focus on the objectives of organizations, which are many and varied, rather than on their structures, which tend to be similar. Whenever people see a problem, an opportunity or a threat, their first Reaction – even before saying, "Pass a law" – is, "Let's start an organization." But the more an organization succeeds and prospers, the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals, principles and purposes.robert shea
It is always possible that that may happen here which has happened in Belgium—the elimination of Liberalism, leaving the two forces of Socialism and Reaction face to face. Whether that shall happen here depends on the Liberal Party.
Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people’s Reaction to my trying to commit suicide.Emilie Autumn
A period of about twelve years measured the beat of the pendulum. After the Declaration of Independence, twelve years had been needed to create an efficient Constitution; another twelve years of energy brought a Reaction against the government then created; a third period of twelve years was ending in a sweep toward still greater energy; and already a child could calculate the result of a few more such returns.henry adams
"The Church commends the law-makers for their prompt Reaction to outlaw same-sex relationships in Nigeria and calls for the bill to be passed since the idea expressed in the bill is the moral position of Nigerians regarding human sexuality."peter jasper (archbishop) akinola
Politics follows the lines of physics: every action creates an equal and opposite Reaction.john avlon
It's frustrating when some of you guys don't put too much thought into it and you're just trying to go off the fans' Reaction or you don't know much about what we're doing on offense. Just realizing how ignorant some of you guys are -- and I don't mean that necessarily in a bad way. I mean, like just understanding that you may not be correct and accepting that fact and not paying attention to it much.rex grossman
A lot of songs I sang to crowds to get their Reaction. That's how I knew they'd hit.little richard
The test of an abstract picture, for me, is not my first Reaction to it, but how long I can stand it hanging on the wall of a room where I am living.john betjeman
"[American exceptionalism] is a Reaction to the inability of people to understand global complexity or important issues like American energy dependency. Therefore, they search for simplistic sources of comfort and clarity. And the people that they are now selecting to be, so to speak, the spokespersons of their anxieties are, in most cases, stunningly ignorant."zbigniew brzezinski
You don't go into the National Gallery of any famous capital city and cry, sob, laugh, fall about on the floor, become very angry -- it's a completely different Reaction. It's a Reaction which is to do with a much more composed sense of regarding an image; it's a Reaction with a thought process as opposed to an immediate emotional Reaction.Peter Greenaway
The equilibrium between supply and demand is achieved only through a Reaction against the upsetting of the equilibrium.david harvey
The Seventies theory explosion [i.e., Literary theory, deconstruction , etc.] was a panic Reaction by headlocked pedants unable to cope with the emotional and sensory flux of the Sixties. It was a desperate search for new authority, new dogma.camille paglia
We don't know what the event that has allowed for this massive oil to be released. And until we know that, I hope we don't see a knee-jerk Reaction across this country that says we're going to shut down drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, because the cost to this country will be staggering. From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented.rick perry
I'm afraid my gut level Reaction is basically, proceed is cute, but cute doesn't cut it in the emergency room.larry wall
Horror is the natural Reaction to the last 5,000 years of history .robert anton wilson
Anger can be an effective negotiating tool, but only as a calculated act, never as a Reaction.
Our members believe the great emotional Reaction of the public to the demotion of Pluto shows the importance of Pluto as a name. We may no longer believe in the Roman god Pluto, but we still have a sense of personal connection with the former planet.
[An] example of the hubris of contemporary science is the rigorous banishment of the word "purpose" from its vocabulary. This is probably an aftermath of the Reaction against the animism of Aristotelian physics, where stones accelerated their fall because of their impatience to get home, and against a teleological world-view in which the purpose of the stars was to serve as chronometers for man's profit. From Galileo onward, "final causes" were relegated into the realm of superstition, mechanical causality reigned supreme. ...The mechanistic universe gradually disintegrated, but the mechanistic notion of causality survived until Heisenberg's indeterminacy principle proved its untenability.Arthur Koestler