We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance.
Not only did I want Bush to win, but we threw the entire weight of The Spectator behind him.Boris Johnson
...in a volume of dozen lines of Milton, Proper and Prior, with a paper from the Spectator and a chapter from the Sterne are eulogized by a thousand pens-there seems almost a general wish of decrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and slighting the performance which have only genius, wit and taste to recommend them.
...an Autobiography is the truest of all books; for while it inevitably consists mainly of extinctions of the truth, shirkings of the truth, partial revealments of the truth, with hardly an instance of plain straight truth, the remorseless truth is there, between the lines, where the author-cat is raking dust upon it which hides from the disinterested Spectator neither it nor its smell... the result being that the reader knows the author in spite of his wily diligences.mark twain
The artist is a Spectator, indifferent or impassioned, at the birth of his work, and observes the phases of its development.Max Ernst
We are making politics a Spectator sport in which our only duty is to vote somebody into office and then retire to the grandstands.David Richmond Gergen
What is our life? a play of passion; Our mirth the music of division; Our mothers' wombs the tiring-houses be Where we are dressed for this short comedy. Heaven the judicious sharp Spectator is, That sits and marks still who doth act amiss; Our graves that hide us from the searching sun Are like drawn curtains when the play is done. Thus march we, playing, to our latest rest, Only we die in earnestthat's no jest.Sir Walter Raleigh
In the country of the blind, who are not as unobservant as they look, the one-eyed is not king, he is Spectator.
What I mean by living to one's-self is living in the world, as in it, not of it: it is as if no one know there was such a person, and you wished no one to know it: it is to be a silent Spectator of the mighty scene of things, not an object of attention or curiosity in it; to take a thoughtful, anxious interest in what is passing in the world, but not to feel the slightest inclination to make or meddle with it.william hazlitt
At lucky moments this emanation could overwhelm the Spectator in such a way, that because of all sorts of associations in his thinking, he could finally be taken to those areas which also had moved me so deeply and made me think I should draw the attention of others to it.antoni tàpies
An image means nothing. It is just a door, leading to the next door. It will never happens that we will find the truth we are looking for just in an image; it will happen behind the last door that the Spectator discover the truth, because of his own efforts.antoni tàpies
For the amoral herd that fears boredom above all else, everything becomes entertainment. Sex and sport, politics and the arts are transformed into entertainment. … Nothing is immune from the demand that boredom be relieved (but without personal involvement, for mass society is a Spectator society).merold westphal
Every death even the cruellest death drowns in the total indifference of Nature Nature herself would watch unmoved if we destroyed the entire human race I hate Nature this passionless Spectator this unbreakable iceberg-face that can bear everything this goads us to greater and greater actspeter weiss
Artaud sought to remove aesthetic distance, bringing the audience into direct contact with the dangers of life. By turning theatre into a place where the Spectator is exposed rather than protected, Artaud was committing an act of cruelty upon them.antonin artaud
If we paint the phases of a riot, the crowd bustling with uplifted fists and the noisy onslaughts od cavalry are translated upon the canvas in sheaves of lines corresponding with all the conflicting forces, following the general laws of violence of the picture... These force-lines must encircle and involve the Spectator so that he will an a manner be forced to struggle himself with the persons in the picture.Umberto Boccioni
It appears to [Nietzsche] that the modern age has produced for imitation three types of man … First, Rousseau’s man, the Titan who raises himself … and in his need calls upon holy nature. Then Goethe’s man … a Spectator of the world … [Third] Schopenhauer’s man … voluntarily takes upon himself the pain of telling the truth.georg brandes
The Spectator experiences the phenomenon of transmutation; through the change from inert matter into a work of art, an actual transubstantiation has taken place... All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the Spectator brings the work into contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.marcel duchamp
"Implicit in the banking concept is the assumption of a dichotomy between human beings and the world: a person is merely in the world, not with the world or with others; the individual is Spectator, not re-creator."paulo freire
Adam Smith’s image of competition in the marketplace was intended as an adjunct to his detailed description of human motivation in The Theory of Moral Sentiments , in which the pursuit of profit is tempered at every juncture by sympathy and benevolence, and by the posture of the “impartial Spectator” which is forced on us by our moral nature.ted malloch
Democracy is not a Spectator sport, it's a participatory event. If we don't participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy. So Obama will rise or fall based not so much on what he does but on what we do to support him.Michael Moore
I live in the USSR, work actively and count naturally on the worker and peasant Spectator. If I am not comprehensible to them I should be deported.dmitri shostakovich
The purpose of photography is the transmission of a visualized sector of life through the medium of the camera into a mental process that starts with the photographer's thinking about the subject he photographs and is continued in the mind of the Spectator.roman vishniac
I am, a Spectator, so to speak of the molecular whirlwind which men call individual life; I am conscious of an incessant metamorphosis; an irresistible movement of existence, which is going on within me – and this phenomenology of myself serves as a window opened upon the mystery of the world.
Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius, throwing the reader of a book, or the Spectator of a statue, into the very ideal presence whence these works have really originated. A great work always leaves us in a state of musing.
I live in the USSR, work actively and count naturally on the worker and peasant Spectator. If I am not comprehensible to them I should be deported.
A lot of people think that scuttling around stencilling images onto buildings in the middle of the night is the action of a sad, frustrated individual who can't get attention or recognition any other way. They might be right, but I've done gallery shows and, if you've been hitting on people with all sorts of images in all sorts of places, they're a real step backwards, painting the streets means becoming an actual part of the city. It's not a Spectator sport.
Because democracy is not a Spectator sport. ~ US presidential election slogan, Democrats (2004).h. l. mencken