Comedic actors can be looked at as a lower form because we have to put ourselves in a lower place than most of the audience. I think lofty emotions are somehow considered more special. The best stories in the world to me are the ones that elicit a real emotion, but have humour.
There is nothing like a parade to elicit the proper respect for the military from the populace.Irving Kristol
The Irish, as a race, have the oral tradition in their blood. A direct question to them is an anathema, but in other cases, a mere syllable of a hero's name will elicit whole chapters of stories.p. l. travers
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity , but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.john buchan
It is the story-teller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval.graham greene
"Sometimes," I said, "it seems to me that a friend might not take such pleasure in making fun of me as you do." "Dear Odd! If one's friends do not openly laugh at him, they are not, in fact, his friends . How else would one learn to avoid saying those things that would elicit laughter from strangers? The mockery of friends is affectionate, and inoculates against foolishness."dean r. koontz
The general notion in communication theory is that of information . In many cases, the flow of information corresponds to a flow of energy, e.g. if light waves emitted by some objects reach the eye or a photoelectric cell, elicit some reaction of the organism or some machinery, and thus convey information.
Where a man speaks upon a subject of his own accord, he naturally tells the whole of what he knows; but where he is examined on interrogatories formally administered to him, his answers are naturally confined to the particulars to which he is so interrogated; and as the examining party generally knows beforehand the scope of the witness's evidence, he has an opportunity of so shaping his questions as that they may elicit everything in his favour with which the witness is acquainted, and keep back everything of a contrary tendency.
Let us then enunciate the functions of a state and we shall easily elicit what we want: First there must be food ; secondly, arts , for life requires many instruments; thirdly, there must be arms, for the members of a community have need of them, and in their own hands , too, in order to maintain authority both against disobedient subjects and against external assailants....
The Supreme Ethical Rule: Act So As To elicit the Best In Others and Thereby In Thy Self.