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.
A mere copier of nature can never produce any thing great, can never raise and enlarge the conceptions, or warm the heart of the Spectator.joshua reynolds
Not only did I want Bush to win, but we threw the entire weight of The Spectator behind him.Boris Johnson
...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
...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.
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
All art should have a certain mystery and should make demands on the Spectator. Giving a sculpture or a drawing too explicit a title takes away part of that mystery so that the Spectator moves on to the next object, making no effort to ponder the meaning of what he has just seen. Everyone thinks that he or she looks but they don't really, you know.henry moore
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
Let us consider two important factors, the two poles of the creation of art: the artist on one hand, and on the other the Spectator who later becomes the posterity; to all appearances the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing.marcel duchamp
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.
Let us consider two important factors, the two poles of the creation of art: the artist on one hand, and on the other the Spectator who later becomes the posterity; to all appearances the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing.
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.
Yakshagana Badagtitu Baylata with its vigorous, and fast moving and yet intricate steps, sometimes rough, at other times gentle and delicate in their varied patterns, captivates the Spectator and engrosses him in their essential rhythm and movement. It is in the sensual response of the audience to this movement, the beat of the drums and the pervading and persistent rhythm of the dancers’ ankle bells wherein lies the essence of this dance.
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.
Because democracy is not a Spectator sport. ~ US presidential election slogan, Democrats (2004).h. l. mencken