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
Every action has equal and opposite Reaction. This is law of the universe and spares none. Wrong done and injustice inflicted is paid back in the same coin. No one has escaped justice of the universe. It is only a matter of time.Anil sinha
"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
A lot of songs I sang to crowds to get their Reaction. That's how I knew they'd hit.little richard
The resort to human flesh, often after months of ever-increasing hunger pangs, appeared to be an animallike Reaction without painful emotional overtones.pitirim sorokin
"[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
The mind moves by instincts, associations and premonitions and not by fixed dates or completed processes. Action and Reaction will occur simultaneously: or the cause actually be found after the effect. Errors will be resisted before they have been properly promulgated: notions will be first defined long after they are dead.gilbert keith chesterton
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
Horror is the natural Reaction to the last 5,000 years of history .robert anton wilson
Attack is the Reaction; I never think I have hit hard unless it rebounds.
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