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Spectator Quotes

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Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage,
but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
- Confucius

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Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth
filtered through the moods,
the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
- Wendell Phillips

The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator,
and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.
- E. M. Forster

I see a lot of movies.
I love films as a spectator, and that's never obscured
by the part of me that does the work myself.
I just love going to the movies.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

 

If a spectator with a philosophical mind,
somebody accustomed to reading books,
gets the same kind of information in a movie,
he might not fully understand it.
- Manuel Puig

Someone knocks at the door of an apartment to borrow salt or sugar,
people run into each other in the elevator,
and in this way become inscribed in the spectator's memory.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

The man with the real sense of humor is the man who
can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortune.
- Bert Williams

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I'm doing a book, 'Chasing Science,' about the pleasures
of science as a spectator sport.
- Frederik Pohl

Life is not a spectator sport.
If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand
just watching what goes on,
in my opinion you're wasting your life.
- Jackie Robinson

A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye.
- Bernard Malamud

Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by.
- Lou Holtz

In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor;
nobody is content to be a spectator.
- Jean Cocteau

I think words come between the spectator and the picture.
- Howard Hodgkin

You know what I would like to do: make a film with
actors standing in empty space so that the spectator
would have to imagine the background of the characters.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between
the picture plane and the spectator to be active.
- Bridget Riley

It's a pity that I can never really enjoy my movies because,
after the mixing, your capacity as a spectator just disappears.
I have to think about what I felt just before the mixing.
- Pedro Almodovar

I'm exchanging molecules every 30 days with the natural
world and in a spiritual sense I know I am a part of
it and take my photographs from that emotional feeling within me,
rather than from an emotional distance as a spectator.
- Galen Rowell

No nude, however abstract, should fail to arouse in
the spectator some vestige of erotic feeling,
even if it be only the faintest shadow -
and if it does not do so it is bad art and false morals.
- Kenneth Clark

There's something that happens in that delivery room,
when a woman becomes ten times more a woman,
and a guy becomes six times less a man.
You feel really dopey and useless and like a spectator.
I did, anyway.
- Paul Reiser

The American people are sheep.
They're comfortable, rich, working.
It's like the Romans, they're happy with bread and their spectator sports.
The Super Bowl means more to them than any right.
- Jack Kevorkian

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

I never read reviews.
I'm not interested.
But I value a lot the reactions of the spectators.
- Hayao Miyazaki

Spectators often express disfavor of fair decisions.
- Helen Wills Moody

Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding
of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment
for spectators or employment for athletes.
- Milton Friedman

One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off.
Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators,
are active; not passive observers.
- James Humes

The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear,
but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography -
intuitive observations of the natural world which may
have meaning to the spectators.
- Ansel Adams

It was an ideal day for football - too cold for the
spectators and too cold for the players.
- Red Smith

The essential is to excite the spectators.
If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium,
you do it.
- Orson Welles

The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it,
and the number of spectators will be proportional to
the number of friends the director has.
- Francois Truffaut

Above all, in comedy, and again and again since classical times,
passages can be found in which the level of representation
is interrupted by references to the spectators or to
the fictive nature of the play.
- Paul Watzlawick

Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony,
and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent,
which was used on such occasions; and placed not far
from the altar in the chapel,
in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled,
perhaps about forty.
- Maria Monk

It certainly is dangerous that there are only a few
clubs left in Europe that can afford to pay millions.
At the end of the day however, the spectators decide the rates of pay -
by watching the games and consuming the goods and services
advertised on sports TV programmes.
- Angela Merkel

Experiments were not attempted at that time,
we did not believe in the usefulness of the concept anyway,
and I finished my thesis in 1962 with a feeling like
an artist balancing on a high rope without any interested spectators.
- Richard Ernst

One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion
of great amusement on the part of the prisoners,
as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of
ice to show these strangers from the tropics.
- Lewis Tappan

Musicians are there in front of you,
and the spectators sense their tension,
which is not the case when you're listening to a record.
Your attention is more relaxed.
The emotional aspect is more important in live music.
- Brian Eno

I don't think any actor feels comfortable watching themselves in movies.
You must be very narcissistic.
The problem with your own opinion of yourself is that
contrary to the normal spectators,
when you watch a film you are in, you only watch yourself.
- Omar Sharif

The format of the race weekend is also very well thought out.
We have enough practice time to get the cars well set-up
and have a proper qualifying session where we can do as many laps as we like,
which is great for the drivers and spectators.
- Nigel Mansell

I am the reassurance that they have not changed.
In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten
as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch,
it is good to feel that some things and some people
seem to stay just as they were.
- Kenneth More

In an upside down world, with all the rules being rewritten
as the game goes on and spectators invading the pitch,
it is good to feel that some things and some people
seem to stay just as they were.
- Kenneth More

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are wiser than we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that life is a journey. Enjoy the journey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the act of smiling makes both you and others happier.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you hold the power to
bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that your life is designed to be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Know that love conquers fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that a flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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