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
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
Television has spread the habit of instant Reaction and has stimulated the hope of instant results.
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
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
Now the world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first Reaction is one of anger.
The Sun-Paul must consider only one thing: what is the relation of this or that external Reaction of the animal to the phenomena of the external world?ivan pavlov
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
Let me formulate the artistic disposition as follows: it is reacting with one’s ideal to the flaw in oneself and in the world, and somehow making that Reaction formation solid enough in the medium so that it indeed becomes an improved bit of real world for others.paul goodman
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
Irony, forsooth! Guard yourself, Engineer, from the sort of irony that thrives up here; guard yourself altogether from taking on their mental attitude! Where irony is not a direct and classic device of oratory, not for a moment equivocal to a healthy mind, it makes for depravity, it becomes a drawback to civilization, an unclean traffic with the forces of Reaction, vice and materialism.thomas mann
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
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
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.
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.