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
Vengeance is a personal Reaction. But not one that government can indulge in.Janet Reno
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
Look at the movie 'Wag the Dog, I think this has all the elements of that movie. Our Reaction to the embassy bombings should be based on sound, credible evidence, not a knee-jerk Reaction to try to direct public attention away from his personal problems.jim gibbons
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
The Soviet Army, Air Force and Navy are strong enough to thwart any attempts of imperalist Reaction to disrupt the peaceful labor of our people or the unity and solidarity of the socialist camp.rodion malinovsky
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 rational Reaction against irrational excesses and vagaries of skepticism may * * * readily degenerate into the rival folly of credulity.william ewart gladstone
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
One might ask what the Reaction would be if a prominent journalist urged South Africans to "give Sambo a seat in the bus," or proposed that Jews be granted something to lose, because "if you give Hymie a seat in the bus, he may limit his demands." Promotion to chief diplomatic correspondent, perhaps?thomas l. friedman
A rational Reaction against the irrational excesses and vagaries of scepticism may, I admit, readily degenerate into the rival folly of credulity. To be engaged in opposing wrong affords, under the conditions of our mental constitution, but a slender guarantee for being right .william ewart gladstone
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
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a Reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.bruce lee
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
In a man like Friedrich von Schlegel the courage to be as an individual self produced complete neglect of participation, but it also produced, in Reaction to the emptiness of this self-affirmation, the desire to return to a collective. Schlegel, and with him many extreme individualists in the last hundred years, became Roman Catholics. The courage to be as oneself broke down, and one turned to an institutional embodiment of the courage to be as a part.paul tillich
I'm afraid my gut level Reaction is basically, proceed is cute, but cute doesn't cut it in the emergency room.larry wall
By problemitizing and forbidding hijab , a favorite fetish of Muslim fundamentalists and the Western press alike, the French government has forced a Reaction from those forces that includes sworn proclamations that the head scarf is a mandatory religious duty for women, and that banning the scarf is tantamount to interfering with the fundamental practice of Islam itself.
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.