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Commentary quotes by Max Walker
#1. When I go and speak now at all sorts of conferences, later in the night there's always a better Maxie Walker than me. Billy Birmingham's legendary for basically being able to verbally kneecap any of a number of Australia's characters, particularly in the commentary box. #Quote by Max Walker
Commentary quotes by Kazuo Ishiguro
#2. After all, if a community could reach some sort of an equilibrium without having to be guided by an outsider, then so much the better. #Quote by Kazuo Ishiguro
Commentary quotes by Virginia Woolf
#3. The whole of Victorian literature done up in grey paper & neatly tied with string #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Commentary quotes by Samanth Subramanian
#4. It is the postscript to the war that offers the most revelatory and startling commentary on Dutugemunu's life. Despite his newfound wealth and his peactime luxuries, Dutugemunu wanders gloomily about his palace, too often remembering the carnage he wrought on the battlefield and worried over the deep karmic deficits he has incurred. The elders of the Sangha, the Buddhist clergy, notice this and send a delegation of eight monks to minister to his anguish.

'In truth, venerable sirs,' Dutugemunu tells the monks when they arrive, 'how can there be comfort to me in that I caused the destruction of a great army of myriads of men?'

'There is no hindrance on the way to heaven because of your acts,' one of the monks assures his king. Slaughtering Tamils is no moral mistake. Only the equivalent of one and a half men died at Dutugemunu's hands, according to the Sangha's official arithmetic, because the Tamils 'were heretical and evil and dies as though they were animals. You will make the Buddha's faith shine in many ways. Therefore, Lord of Men, cast away your mental confusion.'

Being thus exhorted, the great king was comforted; his kill rate would never disturb him again. He does, however, recall that, once upon a breakfast, he ate a red-pepper pod without consciously setting aside a portion of it for the Sangha, as was the royal practice. 'For this,' he decides, 'penance must be done by me.' A hierarchy of sin springs into being, in which dishonourin #Quote by Samanth Subramanian
Commentary quotes by Mike Lofgren
#5. The Greater Washington area is now home to over sixteen hundred foundations of different kinds; the hordes of gunslinging grantsmen who try to maintain a façade of scholarly disinterest are functionally as much a part of the ecosystem of the town as the lobbyists on K Street. A new threshold of sorts was crossed in 2013 when Jim DeMint (R-SC) with four years still remaining in his Senate term, resigned from office to become president of the Heritage Foundation, not only because he could exert more influence there than as a sitting senator (or he claimed - which, if true, is a sad commentary on the status of most elected officials), but also because he would no longer be limited to a senator's $174,000 statuatory annual salary. ¶ By the 1980s, the present Washington model of 'Beltwayland' was largely established. Contrary to widespread belief, Ronald Reagan did not revolutionize Washington; he merely consolidated and extended pre-existing trends. By the first term of his presidency, the place even had its first openly partisan daily newspaper, the Washington Times, whose every news item, feature, and op-ed was single-mindedly devoted to harping on some conservative bugaboo or other. The Times was the first shot in a later barrage of openly partisan media. Some old practices lingered on, to be sure: Congress retained at least an intermittent bipartisanship until Newt Gingrich's speakership ended it for all time. #Quote by Mike Lofgren
Commentary quotes by Adam McKay
#6. A dry stretch of commentary in the middle of an 'Anchorman' movie would have been a terrible thing. #Quote by Adam McKay
Commentary quotes by Stephen Vincent Benet
#7. Ironically the blog has re-opened the essay as a good form for me. I like to look and make commentary! If I sense my essays are good, I try to resubmit to another place in pulp and several of them have been variously published in newspapers and magazines. #Quote by Stephen Vincent Benet
Commentary quotes by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
#8. I think that my films are basically family stories, beyond the fact that they are global and have political and social commentary. #Quote by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Commentary quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#9. God's law is our pleasure when the God of the law is our God.
-Commentary on Psalm 119 #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Commentary quotes by Jo Nesbo
#10. Everyone knew that fat had become the new cancer, yet they bellyached about the dieting hysteria and applauded the "real" women's body. As though doing no exercise and being overfed was some kind of sensible mold. #Quote by Jo Nesbo
Commentary quotes by George Santayana
#11. The works of nature first acquire a meaning in the commentaries they provoke. #Quote by George Santayana
Commentary quotes by Jim Elliot
#12. What good are Greek, commentaries, insight, gift, and all the rest, if there is no heart for Christ? #Quote by Jim Elliot
Commentary quotes by Nancy Giles
#13. What must it be like to live in Rush Limbaughs world? A world where when anyone other than conservative, white men attempts to do anything or enter any profession, be it business, politics, art or sports, the only reason theyre allowed entry or, incredibly, attain excellence is because the standard was lowered. Be they liberals, people of color, women, the poor or anyone with an accent ... Edgy, controversial, brilliant. What a way to shake up intelligent sports commentary. Hitler would have killed in talk radio. He was edgy, too. #Quote by Nancy Giles
Commentary quotes by Kate Egan
#14. In The Hunger Games, there's something for everyone.
A gripping adventure.
A political commentary.
A love story.
A cautionary tale.
Some call it science fiction, some call it potential reality.
Some say it's for teenagers, some say it's for adults.
The book--and now the film--captures themes and concerns that seem timely.
But its real strength, in the end, is that it's timeless. It speaks to us today, and it will speak--even more powerfully--tomorrow. #Quote by Kate Egan
Commentary quotes by Sherley Anne Williams
#15. A startling and engrossing commentary on the complex actuality and continuing heritage of American slavery. #Quote by Sherley Anne Williams
Commentary quotes by Renata Adler
#16. The score," the megaphone on the ferry around Manhattan said, from time to time, without further explanation, "is one to nothing." to the foreigners, unaware perhaps that a World Series was in progress, this may have seemed an obscure instruction, or a commentary on the sights. "In the top of the fifth," it said, with some excitement, as we rounded Wall Street, "the score is five to one. #Quote by Renata Adler
Commentary quotes by Elayne Boosler
#17. I always had a running commentary in my head that was extremely funny and off-center, but I never said it to anyone. #Quote by Elayne Boosler
Commentary quotes by Rabbi Hillel
#18. What is hateful to yourself, do not do to your fellow man. That is the whole Torah; the rest is just commentary. #Quote by Rabbi Hillel
Commentary quotes by Piero Scaruffi
#19. The world is divided into the ordinary and the extraordinary. The problem is deciding which is which. #Quote by Piero Scaruffi
Commentary quotes by Philip Pullman
#20. Waste of time," said the leper. "There's a dozen or more beggars who come here every day, pretending to be cripples, hiring themselves out to the holy men. A couple of drachmas and they'll swear they've been crippled or blind for years then stage a bloody miraculous recovery. Holy men? Healers? Don't make me laugh."
"But this man is different," said Christ.
"I remember him," said the blind man. "Jesus. He come here on the sabbath, like a fool. The priests wouldn't let him heal anyone on sabbath. He should've known that."
"But he did heal someone," said the lame man. "Old Hiram. You remember that. He told him to take up his bed and walk."
"Bloody rubbish," said the blind man. "Hiram went as far as the temple gate, then he lay down and went on begging. Old Sarah told me. He said what was the use of taking his living away? Begging was the only thing he knew how to do. You and your blether about goodness," he said, turning to Christ, "where's the goodness in throwing an old man out into the street without a trade, without a home, without a penny? Eh? That Jesus is asking too much of people."
"But he was good," said the lame man. "I don't care what you say. You could feel it, you could see it in his eyes."
"I never saw it," said the blind man. #Quote by Philip Pullman
Commentary quotes by Nathan Lopes Cardozo
#21. In a remarkable midrash (commentary) on Proverbs, we read the following: "All of the festivals will be abolished in the future [the Messianic Age], but Purim will never be abolished."
The miracle of Purim is very different from the miracles mentioned in the Torah. While the latter were overt miracles, such as the ten plagues in Egypt and the splitting of the Red Sea, the miracle of Purim was covert. No law of nature was violated in the Purim story and the Jews were saved by seemingly normal historical occurrences. Had we lived in those days, we would have noticed nothing unusual. Only retroactively are we astonished that seemingly unrelated and insignificant human acts led to the redemption of the Jews. The discovery that these events concealed a miracle could only be made after the fact.
Covert miracles will never cease to exist explains the Torah Temimah. In fact, they take place every day. The midrash on Proverbs is not suggesting that the actual festivals mentioned in the Torah will be nullified in future days. Rather we should read the midrash as follows: Overt miracles, which we celebrate on festivals mentioned in the Torah, no longer occur. But covert miracles such as those celebrated on Purim will never end; they continue to occur every day of the year. Purim, probably rooted in a historical event of many years ago, functions as a constant reminder that the Purim story never ended. We are still living it. The Megillah is open-ended; it was not and will never #Quote by Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Commentary quotes by Trevanian
#22. It's not Americans I find annoying; it's Americanism: a social disease of the postindustrial world that must inevitably infect each of the mercantile nations in turn, and is called 'American' only because your nation is the most advanced case of the malady, much as one speaks of Spanish flu, or Japanese Type-B encephalitis. It's symptoms are a loss of work ethic, a shrinking of inner resources, and a constant need for external stimulation, followed by spiritual decay and moral narcosis. You can recognize the victim by his constant efforts to get in touch with himself, to believe his spiritual feebleness is an interesting psychological warp, to construe his fleeing from responsibility as evidence that he and his life are uniquely open to new experiences. In the later stages, the sufferer is reduced to seeking that most trivial of human activities: fun. #Quote by Trevanian
Commentary quotes by Edmund Morgan
#23. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence; Madison wrote not only the United States Constitution, or at least most of it, but also the most searching commentary on it that has ever appeared. Each of them served as president of the United States for eight years. What they had to say to each other has to command attention. #Quote by Edmund Morgan
Commentary quotes by Bruno Schulz
#24. And then as the knives and forks began to clank softly above the white tablecloths, the violins would rise alone, now suddenly mature although tentative and unsure just a short while before; slim and narrow-waisted, they eloquently proceeded with their task, took up again the lost human cause, and pleaded before the indifferent tribunal of stars, now set in a sky on which the shapes of the instruments floated like water signs or fragments of keys, unfinished lyres or swans, an imitatory, thoughtless starry commentary on the margin of music. #Quote by Bruno Schulz
Commentary quotes by John Legend
#25. I don't like going to football games. I like watching them on television. When you go to a game, it's hard to focus. There's so much going on, and it's cold. I'd rather sit and watch it and get replays and commentary. #Quote by John Legend
Commentary quotes by Tami Hoag
#26. Beneath all the unintelligent commentary about pop culture and what everyone had for dinner, the Twitterverse was a turbulent sea of vicious accusation, unsubstantiated rumor, and outright lies. The false facelessness of it gave people the freedom to strike out in ways they might never have dared in person. Even the meek became assassins on Twitter, drunk on the counterfeit confidence of imagined anonymity. #Quote by Tami Hoag
Commentary quotes by Lewis Carroll
#27. The Jury had each formed a different view
Long before the indictment was read
And they all spoke at once so that none of them knew
One word that the other had said #Quote by Lewis Carroll
Commentary quotes by Michael Dirda
#28. It's a sad commentary on our time - to use a phrase much favored by my late father - that people increasingly celebrate Christmas Day by going to the movies. #Quote by Michael Dirda
Commentary quotes by Voltaire
#29. An almost infallible means of saving yourself from the desire of self-destruction is always to have something to do.
Creech, the commentator on Lucretius, marked upon his manuscripts: "N. B. Must hang myself when I have finished." He kept his word with himself that he might have the pleasure of ending like his author. If he had undertaken a commentary upon Ovid he would have lived longer. #Quote by Voltaire
Commentary quotes by Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas
#30. Islamic tradition does not recognize such presumptuous and conceited preoccupation as "reviewing", which is now widely practised among scholars who regard highly this legacy of the Western tradition modern scholarship. a Muslim scholar, with the work of another before him, would either - according to Islamic tradition - refute it (radd), or elaborate it further in commentary (sharh) as the occasion demands. there is no such thing as "reviewing" it, whether the "review" is termed as such or as any other term which describes it. If there are petty mistakes they turn a blind eye to them; if there are obscurities they explain them in commentary - they polish a positive work and make it shine. #Quote by Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas
Commentary quotes by J. Mark G. Williams
#31. Get out of our heads and learn to experience the world directly, experientially, without the relentless commentary of our thoughts. We might just open ourselves up to the limitless possibilities for happiness that life has to offer us . #Quote by J. Mark G. Williams
Commentary quotes by C. Wright Mills
#32. The idea that the millionaire finds nothing but a sad, empty place at the top of this society; the idea that the rich do not know what to do with their
money; the idea that the successful become filled up with futility, and that
those born successful are poor and little as well as rich - the idea, in short,
of the disconsolateness of the rich - is, in the main, merely a way by which
those who are not rich reconcile themselves to the fact. Wealth in America is
directly gratifying and directly leads to many further gratifications. To be
truly rich is to possess the means of realizing in big ways one's little whims
and fantasies and sicknesses ... #Quote by C. Wright Mills
Commentary quotes by David Ssembajjo
#33. There is no master without a servant and there is no country without citizens. There can't be leaders without followers or subjects. There is no harvest without sowing. #Quote by David Ssembajjo
Commentary quotes by Christopher Dines
#34. Conscious breathing anchors us into the nowness of life and gives us a fresh outlook, no different from how a baby observes reality without mental commentary. The baby enjoys watching the world and human activity without any limiting mental concepts spoiling his or her perception. Naturally, we all have to evolve from the helpless state of babyhood, but to be able to tap into that wonderful ability and truly BE in the moment is immensely liberating. #Quote by Christopher Dines
Commentary quotes by David Frum
#35. The Republican Party was built on a coalition of the nation's biggest winners from globalization and its biggest losers. #Quote by David Frum
Commentary quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#36. The composition of vast books is a laborious and impoverishing extravagance. To go on for five hundred pages developing an idea whose perfect oral exposition is possible in a few minutes! A better course of procedure is to pretend that these books already exist, and then to offer a resume, a commentary. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Commentary quotes by Kristy Cunning
#37. The peanut gallery around me has stopped giving any commentary, so I have no idea what is going on.
- Violet #Quote by Kristy Cunning
Commentary quotes by Jodi Picoult
#38. If you read the first page of one of my novels, I can guarantee that you will read the last one. This isn't just social commentary. This is also about writing good page-turners. I want people to keep reading. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Commentary quotes by Will Durant
#39. The constant steaming in of thoughts of others must suppress and confine our own and indeed in the long run paralyze the power of thought ... The inclination of most scholars is a kind of fuga vacui ( latin for vacuum suction )from the poverty of their own mind , which forcibly draws in the thoughts of others ... It is dangerous to read about a subject before we have thought about it ourselves ... When we read, another person thinks for us; merely repeat his mental process. So it comes about that if anybody spends almost the whole day in reading, he gradually loses the capacity for thinking. Experience of the world may be looked upon as a kind of text, to which reflection and knowledge form the commentary. Where there is a great deal of reflection and intellectual knowledge and very little experience , the result is like those books which have on each page two lines of text to forty lines of commentary #Quote by Will Durant
Commentary quotes by Maj Sjowall
#40. Throughout the film the reporter kept up a ceaseless commentary in that eager, exalted tone that only American news reporters seem to achieve. It was as if he had - with enormous pleasure - just witnessed the end of the world. #Quote by Maj Sjowall
Commentary quotes by Taylor Stevens
#41. Subterfuge as a woman was always more complicated than subterfuge as a man; the guise of femininity required further insight, required understanding of the cultural context in which the costume would be viewed.

For a man, changes in accoutrements and clothing created changes in status perception, but, no matter the culture, a man was a man. A woman, on the other hand, was never JUST a woman.

A woman was an object, a canvas, upon which society and culture painted labels and framed unspoken expectations, a collectively owned piece upon which shame, scorn, and punishment should be heaped if she failed to confirm to the prescribed design. Even in the most forward-thinking countries, subconscious collusion and tacit social agreement put the value of the opinions and contributions of women at less than those of a full person - somewhere between child and adult. Subterfuge as a woman was always more complicated because a man in a suit was a man in a suit, but a woman in a dress with a hemline two inches too short was a slut, and, in the wrong part of town, a whore, and, in the wrong country, a corpse not quite yet dead. #Quote by Taylor Stevens
Commentary quotes by Soraj Hongladarom
#42. It is recorded in the monastic rules that a monk once performed an abortion on a girl; the Buddha judged his action seriously wrong, which incurred him the highest offense in the monastic rule. A monk committing this kind of wrongful deed must be expelled from the monastic community. The Buddha considered the embryo to be a person like an adult, so the monk who killed the embryo through abortion was judged by Buddhist monastic rules as having committed a crime equal in gravity to killing an adult. In the commentary on the rule stated above, it is stated clearly that killing a human being means destroying human life from the first moment of fertilization to human life outside the womb. So, even though the Buddha himself did not give a clear-cut pronouncement about when personhood occurs, the Buddhist tradition, especially the Theravada tradition, clearly states that personhood starts when the process of fertilization takes place. #Quote by Soraj Hongladarom
Commentary quotes by Ron Suskind
#43. The phone rang. It was a familiar voice.

It was Alan Greenspan. Paul O'Neill had tried to stay in touch with people who had served under Gerald Ford, and he'd been reasonably conscientious about it. Alan Greenspan was the exception. In his case, the effort was constant and purposeful. When Greenspan was the chairman of Ford's Council of Economic Advisers, and O'Neill was number two at OMB, they had become a kind of team. Never social so much. They never talked about families or outside interests. It was all about ideas: Medicare financing or block grants - a concept that O'Neill basically invented to balance federal power and local autonomy - or what was really happening in the economy. It became clear that they thought well together. President Ford used to have them talk about various issues while he listened. After a while, each knew how the other's mind worked, the way married couples do.

In the past fifteen years, they'd made a point of meeting every few months. It could be in New York, or Washington, or Pittsburgh. They talked about everything, just as always. Greenspan, O'Neill told a friend, "doesn't have many people who don't want something from him, who will talk straight to him. So that's what we do together - straight talk."

O'Neill felt some straight talk coming in.

"Paul, I'll be blunt. We really need you down here," Greenspan said. "There is a real chance to make lasting changes. We could be a team at the key moment, t #Quote by Ron Suskind
Commentary quotes by Mary Rose O'Reilley
#44. One night I begged Robin, a scientist by training, to watch Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman' with me on PBS. He lasted about one act, then turned to me in horror: 'This is how you spend your days? Thinking about things like this?' I was ashamed. I could have been learning about string theory or how flowers pollinate themselves.
I think his remark was the beginning of my crisis of faith. Like so many of my generation in graduate school, I had turned to literature as a kind of substitute for formal religion, which no longer fed my soul, or for therapy, which I could not afford ... I became interested in exploring the theory of nonfiction and in writing memoir, a genre that gives us access to that lost Middlemarch of reflection and social commentary. #Quote by Mary Rose O'Reilley
Commentary quotes by Dan Simmons
#45. Tyrena did not laugh again but her smile slashed upward in a twist of green lips. "Martin, Martin, Martin," she said, "the population of literate people has been declining steadily since Gutenberg's day. By the twentieth century, less than two percent of the people in the so-called industrialized democracies read even one book a year. And that was before the smart machines, dataspheres, and user-friendly environments. #Quote by Dan Simmons
Commentary quotes by Heather Havrilesky
#46. Even natural wonders aren't what they used to be, because nothing can be experienced without commentary. In the 1950s, we worried about how TV would affect our culture. Now our entire lives are a terrible talk show that we can't turn off. It often feels like we're struggling to find ourselves and each other in a crowded, noisy room. We are plagued, around the clock, by the shouting and confusion and fake intimacy of the global community, mid-nervous breakdown. #Quote by Heather Havrilesky
Commentary quotes by Franklin Habit
#47. On teaching:...the job seems to require the sort of skills one would need to pilot a bus full of live chickens backwards, with no brakes, down a rocky road through the Andes while simultaneously providing colorful and informative commentary on the scenery. #Quote by Franklin Habit
Commentary quotes by Ilona Andrews
#48. Will you stop meddling in my love life?" I growled.
"I'm not meddling. I'm offering commentary. #Quote by Ilona Andrews
Commentary quotes by Eric Hansen
#49. Considering our backgrounds, I found it a strange irony that Ian and I should meet in central Borneo. Both of us were set in motion by the war in Southeast Asia. Ian enlisted. I left the country several weeks before an FBI agent arrived at my parents' front door. #Quote by Eric Hansen
Commentary quotes by Mark Klett
#50. So much of what we know, and what we think we know, about the land has first passed through someone's lens. The interesting thing is to make use of this history, not merely to be absorbed into it. For me, landscape photographs begin as the artifacts of personal moments. They get interesting when they become cultural commentary. #Quote by Mark Klett
Commentary quotes by Margaret Atwood
#51. Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Commentary quotes by Alex Pareene
#52. Apocalyptic hysteria is much more effective at getting people to open their wallets than reasonable commentary. #Quote by Alex Pareene
Commentary quotes by Alan W. Watts
#53. As you make more and more powerful microscopic instruments, the universe has to get smaller and smaller in order to escape the investigation. Just as when the telescopes become more and more powerful, the galaxies have to recede in order to get away from the telescopes. Because what is happening in all these investigations is this: Through us and through our eyes and senses, the universe is looking at itself. And when you try to turn around to see your own head, what happens? It runs away. You can't get at it. This is the principle. Shankara explains it beautifully in his commentary on the Kenopanishad where he says 'That which is the Knower, the ground of all knowledge, is never itself an object of knowledge.'
[In this quote from 1973 Watts, remarkably, essentially anticipates the discovery (in the late 1990's) of the acceleration of the expansion of the universe.] #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Commentary quotes by Martin Laird
#54. This is why most people do not stick with a contemplative discipline for very long; we have heard all sorts of talk about contemplation delivering inner peace but when we turn within to seek this peace, we meet inner chaos instead of peace. But at this point it is precisely the meeting of chaos that is salutary, not snorting lines of euphoric peace. The peace will indeed come, but it will be the fruit, not of pushing away distractions, but of meeting thoughts and feelings with stillness instead of commentary. This is the skill we must learn.

The struggle with distractions is not characterized only by afflictive thoughts. Many sincerely devout people never enter the silent land because their attention is so riveted to devotions and words. If there is not a wordy stream of talking to God and asking God for this and that, they feel they are not praying. Obviously this characterizes any relationship to a certain extent. When we are first getting to know someone, the relationship is nurtured by talking. Only with time does the relationship mature in such a way that we can be silent with someone, that silence comes to be seen to be the deeper mode of communion. And so it is with God; our words give way to silence. #Quote by Martin Laird
Commentary quotes by George R R Martin
#55. 'Dreamsongs' allows me to show the scope of my writing - with personal commentary that puts the works in context and includes some autobiographical details intended to reveal how each piece came to be, what it represents, and how it has formed, or been informed by, my philosophy of writing. #Quote by George R R Martin
Commentary quotes by Nancy Petralia
#56. You are what you read. #Quote by Nancy Petralia
Commentary quotes by Susan Sontag
#57. Art is not only about something; it is something. A work of art is a thing in the world, not just a text or commentary on the world. #Quote by Susan Sontag
Commentary quotes by David Limbaugh
#58. The unique, compelling, and earnest voice that characterizes Jedediah's weekly columns comes alive with increased vitality in OUTNUMBERED. She shatters leftist stereotypes about conservatives and exposes the myth of liberal tolerance as she relates her interactions with liberals in everyday life. This narrative, interlaced with commentary and impressions, gives us insight into liberals that books merely about abstract principles do not capture. A fascinating read. #Quote by David Limbaugh
Commentary quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#59. When it's better for everyone, it's better for everyone. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Commentary quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#60. Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness: expanding in five hundred pages an idea that could be perfectly explained in a few minutes. A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer a summary, a commentary. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Commentary quotes by Marcel Ophuls
#61. You don't need the 'voice of God' commentary. Instead, by juxtaposing contradictory or confirmatory witnesses and archive material, your point of view becomes obvious. #Quote by Marcel Ophuls
Commentary quotes by Brittany Gibbons
#62. Instead, I realized that people are allowed to say whatever they want to me about my weight, but it's entirely up to me how much power I let those words have over me. I'm not obligated or required to accept negative commentary about my looks. I'm not less confident or honest for ignoring that it's there. I'm just confident enough to know it's not true. #Quote by Brittany Gibbons
Commentary quotes by David Frum
#63. Maybe you do not care much about the future of the Republican Party. You should. Conservatives will always be with us. If conservatives become convinced that they can not win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. The will reject democracy. #Quote by David Frum
Commentary quotes by Caterina Scorsone
#64. Now most of 'Alice' isn't really a political social commentary, but I think a big message is here is that the culture we're involved in is fascinated with very quick fixes and instant gratification. #Quote by Caterina Scorsone
Commentary quotes by Mark Helprin
#65. Though builders may build, in the main they follow the plans of architects. Teachers teach, but they must have a text. Politicians govern, but only upon the flow of commentary that raises them up or casts them down. #Quote by Mark Helprin
Commentary quotes by Terry Pratchett
#66. Samuel Vimes dreamed about Clues. He had a jaundiced view of Clues. He instinctively distrusted them. They got in the way. And he distrusted the kind of person who'd take one look at another man and say in a lordly voice to his companion, "Ah, my dear sir, I can tell you nothing except that he is a left-handed stonemason who has spent some years in the merchant navy and has recently fallen on hard times," and then unroll a lot of supercilious commentary about calluses and stance and the state of a man's boots, when exactly the same comments could apply to a man who was wearing his old clothes because he'd been doing a spot of home bricklaying for a new barbecue pit, and had been tattooed once when he was drunk and seventeen* and in fact got seasick on a wet pavement. What arrogance! What an insult to the rich and chaotic variety of the human experience! #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Commentary quotes by Albert Camus
#67. I know positively - yes Rieux I can say I know the world inside out as no one on earth is free from it. And I know too that we must keep endless watch on ourselves lest in careless moment we breathe in somebody's face and fasten the infection on him. What's natural is the microbe. All the rest- health integrity purity if you like - is a product of the human will of vigilance that must never falter. The good man the man who infects hardly anyone is the man who has the fewest lapses of attention. And it needs tremendous will-power a never ending tension of the mind to avoid such lapses. Yes Rieux it's a wearying business being plague-stricken. But it's still more wearying to refuse to be it. That's why everybody in the world today looks so tired everyone is more or less sick of plague. But that is also why some of us who want to get the plague out of their systems feel such desperate weariness a weariness from which nothing remains to set us free except death. #Quote by Albert Camus
Commentary quotes by E.M. Forster
#68. People turned out to be alive. Hitherto he had supposed that they were what he pretended to be - flat pieces of cardboard stamped with a conventional design… there came by no process of reason a conviction that they were human beings with feelings akin to his own. #Quote by E.M. Forster
Commentary quotes by John Raptor
#69. I alternate between feeling sympathetic toward humanity and being a misanthrope. When I'm sympathetic, it usually means I haven't been around people in awhile. #Quote by John Raptor
Commentary quotes by Anne Lamott
#70. Having a great narrator is like having a great friend whose company you love, whose mind you love to pick, whose running commentary totally holds your attention, who makes you laugh out loud, whose lines you always want to steal. When you have a friend like this, she can say, "Hey, I've got to drive up to the dump in Petaluma
wanna come along?" and you honestly can't think of anything in the world you'd rather do. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Commentary quotes by Massimiliano Gioni
#71. You witness the artists acting as witnesses, but they provide a point of view that's less monolithic. It's less official in a certain way. Many artists are speaking in the first person singular, as a reaction to dubbed-over media commentary. The thought is: "Enough with how we're represented by the media. Let me tell the story." #Quote by Massimiliano Gioni
Commentary quotes by Kaushik Basu
#72. It is telling commentary on economic orthodoxy that a whole subdiscipline--behavioral economics--and a raft of lab experiments are needed to show that humans often fail to behave with the rationality expected of them. #Quote by Kaushik Basu
Commentary quotes by Jodie Foster
#73. It's a tough trick to be able to create an intelligent movie that has socio-political commentary, and also has the emotional and moving stuff, at the same time. #Quote by Jodie Foster
Commentary quotes by Steven Landsburg
#74. Most of economics can be summarized in four words: 'People respond to incentives.' The rest is commentary. #Quote by Steven Landsburg
Commentary quotes by Christopher Dines
#75. Mindfulness (present-moment awareness) is deliberately focusing our attention on our thoughts, emotions, feelings, sensations and mental activity without losing awareness of what is happening in the present moment. It is essentially being in a state of present-moment awareness and maintaining clarity without being swayed or distracted by mental commentary. #Quote by Christopher Dines
Commentary quotes by Charlie Brooker
#76. If you truly believe you need to pick a mobile phone that "says something" about your personality, don't bother. You don't have a personality. A mental illness, maybe - but not a personality. #Quote by Charlie Brooker
Commentary quotes by Grant Morrison
#77. Only a bitter little adolescent boy could confuse realism with pessimism. #Quote by Grant Morrison
Commentary quotes by Mark Kozelek
#78. "The Moderately Talented ... " is just a commentary on the conflict that happens when a young artist girl looks up to you, but you're attracted to them in a different way than they are to you. #Quote by Mark Kozelek
Commentary quotes by J.K. Rowling
#79. This exchange marked the beginning of Mr. Malfoy's long campaign to have me removed from my post as headmaster of Hogwarts, and of mine to have him removed from his position as Lord Voldemort's Favorite Death Eater. My response prompted several further letters from Mr. Malfoy, but as they consisted mainly of opprobrious remarks on my sanity, parentage, and hygiene, their relevance to this commentary is remote. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Commentary quotes by Ori Gersht
#80. My work is not so much a direct commentary as it is an open-ended observation of the absurdities around us. #Quote by Ori Gersht
Commentary quotes by Susan Stewart
#81. The length and shape of the poemetto, like the greater Romantic lyric of English poetry, lends itself to retrospection and commentary. #Quote by Susan Stewart
Commentary quotes by Brian Tracy
#82. Success is goals, everything else is commentary. #Quote by Brian Tracy
Commentary quotes by Will Jelbert
#83. Social proof is a flame to the human mind moth, and it leaves a fire trail of destruction across the path of enough. #Quote by Will Jelbert
Commentary quotes by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#84. Infuriatingly stupid analysts - especially people who called themselves Arabists, yet who seemed to know next to nothing about the reality of the Islamic world - wrote reams of commentary [after 9/11]. Their articles were all about Islam saving Aristotle and the zero, which medieval Muslim scholars had done more than eight hundred years ago; about Islam being a religion of peace and tolerance, not the slightest bit violent. These were fairy tales, nothing to do with the real world I knew. #Quote by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Commentary quotes by Duncan Wu
#85. he took political sketch-writing to a new level, invented sports commentary as we know it, and created the essay-form as practised by Clive James, Gore Vidal, and Michael Foot. #Quote by Duncan Wu
Commentary quotes by S.T. Gibson
#86. Fairy tales are more than moral lessons and time capsules for cultural commentary; they are natural law. The child raised on folklore will quickly learn the rules of crossroads and lakes, mirrors and mushroom rings. They'll never eat or drink of a strange harvest or insult an old woman or fritter away their name as though there's no power in it. They'll never underestimate the youngest son or touch anyone's hairpin or rosebush or bed without asking, and their steps through the woods will be light and unpresumptuous. Little ones who seek out fairy tales are taught to be shrewd and courteous citizens of the seen world, just in case the unseen one ever bleeds over. #Quote by S.T. Gibson
Commentary quotes by Elizabeth Kostova
#87. In my mortal life, I saw mainly those texts that the church sanctioned
the gospels and the Orthodox commentary on them, for example. These works were of no use to me, in the end. #Quote by Elizabeth Kostova
Commentary quotes by Martin Jacques
#88. The election of Shinzo Abe as the leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic party and now prime minister will have profound repercussions for Japan and East Asia. Most western commentary during the premiership of Junichiro Koizumi has been concerned with the extent to which Japan has allowed a freer rein to market forces. #Quote by Martin Jacques
Commentary quotes by Voltaire
#89. Martin, perceiving some shelves filled with English books, said to the senator, "I fancy that a republican must be highly delighted with those books, which are most of them written with a noble spirit of freedom."
"It is noble to write as we think," said Pococurante; "it is the privilege of humanity. Throughout Italy we write only what we do not think; and the present inhabitants of the country of the Caesars and Antonines dare not acquire a single idea without the permission of a Dominican father. I should be enamored of the spirit of the English nation, did it not utterly frustrate the good effects it would produce by passion and the spirit of party."
Candide, seeing a Milton, asked the senator if he did not think that author a great man.

"Who?" said Pococurante sharply; "that barbarian who writes a tedious commentary in ten books of rumbling verse, on the first chapter of Genesis? that slovenly imitator of the Greeks, who disfigures the creation, by making the Messiah take a pair of compasses from
Heaven's armory to plan the world; whereas Moses represented the
Diety as producing the whole universe by his fiat? Can I think you have any esteem for a writer who has spoiled Tasso's Hell and the Devil; who transforms Lucifer sometimes into a toad, and at others into a
pygmy; who makes him say the same thing over again a hundred times; who metamorphoses him into a school–divine; and who, by an absurdly serious imitation of Ariosto's comic i #Quote by Voltaire
Commentary quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#90. Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is; the people is never corrupted, but it is often deceived ... (Bk2:3) #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Commentary quotes by Jodi Picoult
#91. When I think about writers who use fiction as social commentary and to raise social awareness but who are also very popular, I think of Dickens. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Commentary quotes by A.J. Garces
#92. As America slept, our constitutional quilt was slowly being unraveled by special interest... I hope you like the cold. #Quote by A.J. Garces
Commentary quotes by Jacques Lacan
#93. The narration, in fact, doubles the drama with a commentary without which no mise en scene would be possible. #Quote by Jacques Lacan
Commentary quotes by William Gibson
#94. There must be some Tommy Hilfiger event horizon, beyond which it is impossible to be more derivative, more removed from the source, more devoid of soul. #Quote by William Gibson
Commentary quotes by Bob Newhart
#95. I always stayed away from political commentary. First of all, I didn't feel entitled. What I may feel about a candidate, I'm a comedian. I mean, if people like my comedy, that doesn't mean they should vote for the person I like. That's why I always kind of stayed away from endorsements. #Quote by Bob Newhart
Commentary quotes by Iris Murdoch
#96. Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream. #Quote by Iris Murdoch
Commentary quotes by Brian Tracy
#97. Success equals goals; all else is commentary.
#Quote by Brian Tracy
Commentary quotes by Nicholas Sparks
#98. Jill had three basic statements about life,
1. It is your life, usually with some added social commentary.
2. What you want and what you get are usually two entirely different things.
3. No one ever said that life was fair. #Quote by Nicholas Sparks
Commentary quotes by Irvine Welsh
#99. What interests me, personally, is work which in some way, speaks the truth to power ... I don't think we speak the truth to power for power's ear, but for the ear and the imagination of future generations, who would seek to live in a world free from the malign and self-serving influence of those who wield it. #Quote by Irvine Welsh
Commentary quotes by Suzanne  Johnson
#100. Jean shifted his commentary from his guard to me. "Drusilla, a grievance must be made against these ruffians and thieves. They have stolen my clothing and given me only this…this…." He ran out of words.
"Ugly-ass orange jumpsuit?" I offered, always ready to help Jean with his command of modern English.
"Oui, exactement. I demand that you obtain my release, tout de suite. And you must know, a woman who allows her husband to remain in such conditions for an entire evening must face reprimand."
I leaned back in the chair and crossed my arms. "And you must know that, in this day and age, should a man reprimand his wife too much, said wife might leave her husband to enjoy a longer time in his prison cell wearing his ugly-ass orange jumpsuit. #Quote by Suzanne Johnson
Commentary quotes by Fidelis O. Mkparu
#101. One good thing about being an immigrant in the US, no one cares about my sociopolitical opinion. I exist like a bland wallpaper to all races. #Quote by Fidelis O. Mkparu
Commentary quotes by Ashlan Thomas
#102. Raphael had taken notice of Greg at lunchtime - it was hard not to being that he was the biggest human at school. Raphael was pleased to have a class with him. I knew this because he said so in his non-stop Gregory Johnson commentary: What astounding athletic skills that Gregory Johnson must have. Gregory Johnson could slay a battalion of enemy soldiers wielding nothing but a sword. What a pity Gregory Johnson's soul was not meant to become an angel. My hairstyle would look exceptional on Gregory Johnson. Evidently, the human-first-name-only-concept was lost to Archangels. #Quote by Ashlan Thomas
Commentary quotes by Amber Benson
#103. You were doing a TV show - you don't realise that you're also making social commentary at the same time. #Quote by Amber Benson
Commentary quotes by Chuck Wendig
#104. PREPARE TO FIRE ALL CANNONS," Bones says - his voice warping so that it has a strange, hard-angle accent to it. "COMMENTARY: I SAY WE BLAST THE MEATBAG AND SAVE YOU THE TROUBLE, MASTER. #Quote by Chuck Wendig
Commentary quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#105. If she did not wish to lead a virtuous life, at least she desired to enjoy a character for virtue, and we know that no lady in the genteel world can possess this desideratum, until she has put on a train and feathers and has been presented to her Sovereign at Court. From that august interview they come out stamped as honest women. The Lord Chamberlain gives them a certificate of virtue. #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Commentary quotes by Red Phoenix
#106. Goodreads sports some of the social awkwardness of middle school. If you are looking for a friend, I promise no matter your background or book preferences I will be your friend. #Quote by Red Phoenix
Commentary quotes by Erich Fromm
#107. since men are equal and thus have the same wish for happiness, and since there is not enough wealth to satisfy them all to the same extent, they necessarily fight against each other and want power to secure the future enjoyment of what they have at present. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Commentary quotes by Vironika Tugaleva
#108. No tree tries to become a certain kind of tree. No flower tries to become a certain kind of flower. The tree and the flower open up to the sun and soak up water. Thus, they grow into themselves. No judgment. No expectations. No commentary. Your task is the same. If you can stop trying so hard to become who you think you should be, and instead commit to understanding and nourishing yourself, you will bloom into whatever kind of person you are. #Quote by Vironika Tugaleva
Commentary quotes by Cassandra Clare
#109. Jesus Christ!" sterling shouted. "Where'd you learn to drive?"
"nobody asked you for commentary!" Emma yelled back as they hurtled into the moving traffic. Luckily it was late and the lanes were mostly empty.
"I don't want to die on the pacific coast highway!" sterling wailed.
"Oh, I'm sorry," Emma's voice dripped acid. "Is there a different highway you'd like to die on? BECAUSE WE CAN ARRANGE THAT. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Commentary quotes by Bret Easton Ellis
#110. On the TV screen in Harry's is The Patty Winters Show, which is now on in the afternoon and is up against Geraldo Rivera, Phil Donahue and Oprah Winfrey. Today's topic is Does Economic Success Equal Happiness? The answer, in Harry's this afternoon, is a roar of resounding "Definitely," followed by much hooting, the guys all cheering together in a friendly way. On the screen now are scenes from President Bush's inauguration early this year, then a speech from former President Reagan, while Patty delivers a hard-to-hear commentary. Soon a tiresome debate forms over whether he's lying or not, even though we don't, can't, hear the words. The first and really only one to complain is Price, who, though I think he's bothered by something else, uses this opportunity to vent his frustration, looks inappropriately stunned, asks, "How can he lie like that? How can he pull that shit?"

"Oh Christ," I moan. "What shit? Now where do we have reservations at? I mean I'm not really hungry but I would like to have reservations somewhere. How about 220?" An afterthought: "McDermott, how did that rate in the new Zagat's?"

"No way," Farrell complains before Craig can answer. "The coke I scored there last time was cut with so much laxative I actually had to take a shit in M.K."

"Yeah, yeah, life sucks and then you die."

"Low point of the night," Farrell mutters.

"Weren't you with Kyria the last time you were there?" Goodrich asks. "Wasn't that #Quote by Bret Easton Ellis
Commentary quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#111. Dear Sir: Yours of the 24th. asking 'the best mode of obtaining a thorough knowledge of the law' is received. The mode is very simple, though laborious, and tedious. It is only to get the books, and read, and study them carefully. Begin with Blackstone's Commentaries, and after reading it carefully through, say twice, take up Chitty's Pleading, Greenleaf's Evidence, & Story's Equity &c. in succession. Work, work, work, is the main thing. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Commentary quotes by Caroline Kepnes
#112. Hollywood, where the rich don't have to pay for anything. #Quote by Caroline Kepnes
Commentary quotes by Barbara Kruger
#113. I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary. #Quote by Barbara Kruger
Commentary quotes by George Orwell
#114. In practice nobody cares if work is useful or useless, productive or parasitic; the sole thing demanded is that it shall be profitable. In all the modern talk about energy, efficiency, social service and the rest of it, what meaning is there except " Get money, get it legally, and get a lot of it"? Money has become the grand test of virtue. By this test beggars fail, and for this they are despised. #Quote by George Orwell
Commentary quotes by Joseph M. Kahn
#115. I'm not interested in the director's commentary stuff. I think that stuff is really boring. And, if the director explains too much, it takes a certain mystery away from the interpretation that is very important for the audience to have. The audience should have their own interpretation. #Quote by Joseph M. Kahn
Commentary quotes by Frank Zappa
#116. Music is always a commentary on society. #Quote by Frank Zappa
Commentary quotes by David Sloan Wilson
#117. Selfishness beats altruism within groups. Altruistic groups beat selfish groups. Everything else is commentary. #Quote by David Sloan Wilson
Commentary quotes by Saira Viola
#118. Nick sat alone reading a copy of The Independent . Cocaine socialists were trying their hardest to juice up Britain's economy with super casinos #Quote by Saira Viola
Commentary quotes by Camille Paglia
#119. Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s), I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Commentary quotes by Terry Pratchett
#120. I think it is just a matter of getting into the mind of the writer," Vetinari went on, looking at a letter covered with grubby fingerprints and what looked like the remains of someone's breakfast. He added: "In some cases, I imagine, there is a lot of room. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Commentary quotes by R.W. Haight
#121. Anyone who has to take a test to see how smart they are can't be that bright. #Quote by R.W. Haight
Commentary quotes by Rick Riordan
#122. Our camels plodded along. Katrina tried to kiss, or possibly spit on Hindenburg, and Hindenburg farted in response. I found this a depressing commentary on boy-girl relationships. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Commentary quotes by Nalini Singh
#123. The Cascade happens and Neha calls fire and ice, Elena said into his mind at the same instant. Titus moves the earth, Astaad the sea, while creepy Lijuan brings the dead back to life. Meanwhile, my gorgeous archangel, not satisfied with, I don't know, shooting lightning bolts or something, actually taps into the energy of the planet and calls an army of bogeymen from the bottom of the ocean.
Of course you do.
The dry commentary made him wonder how he'd ever walked through life without the wit and laughter of his hunter by his side. He could no longer imagine such a cold, remote existence, the idea of it spawning an immediate repudiation in his bloodstream. #Quote by Nalini Singh
Commentary quotes by Laura Miller
#124. You could spend hours following the trail of a single dispute, through smoking battlefields of interlinked comments threads and screen shots and blogs where the message "this post has been deleted by its author" stands like a tombstone over the grave of the one witness who can tell you what really happened. I know, because I've wandered extensively over this blasted heath in the past couple of weeks. #Quote by Laura Miller
Commentary quotes by Allen Tate
#125. At twelve I was determined to shoot only For honor; at twenty not to shoot at all; I know at thirty-three that one must shoot As often as one gets the rare chance - In killing there is more than commentary. #Quote by Allen Tate
Commentary quotes by Russell Sherman
#126. Art is a process of concentration. It is both the distilled essence and the commentary upon otherwise mundane activities and reflections. Musical notes must be charged, must gather more than one and the surface meaning, must reveal audible and "inaudible" connections to other notes, patterns, and meaning, either by way of affinity or contrast. #Quote by Russell Sherman
Commentary quotes by Victoria Stoklasa
#127. If you have the right to influence the laws that are made in your community, why not take the opportunity to do something good? #Quote by Victoria Stoklasa
Commentary quotes by Matt Groening
#128. I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me. #Quote by Matt Groening
Commentary quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#129. The club is too loud to talk, so after a couple of drinks, everyone feels like the centre of attention but completely cut off from participating with anyone else.
You're the corpse in an English murder mystery. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Commentary quotes by Alex Morritt
#130. The problem with political ideologues such as arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg (a.k.a. JackOff Grease-Smug) is that they are totally divorced from reality with heads stuck firmly in the clouds. Add to that the priggish and rarefied demeanour of this particular outlandishly pompous ass and you end up with a complete disconnect with the way things actually work. Pragmatism and consensus articulated by compassionate people who live in the real world and with feet firmly on the ground must win the day with Britain's economic interests foremost in mind. Get on your Penny Farthing Jacob and start peddling fast. You are a tiresome irrelevance better consigned to a museum for musty relics. #Quote by Alex Morritt
Commentary quotes by Ted Kulongoski
#131. It is a sad commentary that today we face a choice between having schools that are a monument to our past - or schools that will be the lifeblood of our future. But since that is our choice, let us resolve to choose wisely. #Quote by Ted Kulongoski
Commentary quotes by Aloe Blacc
#132. I felt I had an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of great soul musicians of the past, who made a lot of social and political commentary through their music. #Quote by Aloe Blacc
Commentary quotes by Michael Ben Zehabe
#133. For those who think religious people live in a constant state of fear and quaking, compare Ps 111:10 to Ps 112:7. There, you will find that the person who fears God will not fear anyone, or anything else. This is not living in fear. By choosing one fear, they are liberated from the many fears. #Quote by Michael Ben Zehabe
Commentary quotes by Jim Thompson
#134. We're living in a funny world kid, a peculiar civilization. The police are playing crooks in it, and the crooks are doing police duty. The politicians are preachers, and the preachers are politicians. The tax collectors collect for themselves. The Bad People want us to have more dough, and the good people are fighting to keep it from us. It's not good for us, know what I mean? If we had all we wanted to eat, we'd eat too much. We'd have inflation in the toilet paper industry. That's the way I understand it. That's about the size of some of the arguments I've heard. #Quote by Jim Thompson
Commentary quotes by Aiden Wilson Tozer
#135. History is little more than the story of man's sin, and the daily newspaper a running commentary on it. #Quote by Aiden Wilson Tozer
Commentary quotes by Isaac Asimov
#136. All life is nucleic acid; the rest is commentary #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Commentary quotes by Billy Graham
#137. No book ever takes the place of the Bible. It is its own best commentary. #Quote by Billy Graham
Commentary quotes by Benjamin Balint
#138. Commentary would come to life in 1945 amid widespread predictions that mass unemployment would resume as soon as war production ebbed. But it wouldn't take long after the war to see that the dire prophecies had failed. It became clear that Western democracy was far from finished; American power seemed limitless. #Quote by Benjamin Balint
Commentary quotes by Jeff Rasley
#139. Do you prefer to be with people who glow with love and compassion or those who burn with anger fueled by religious doctrine or political ideology? #Quote by Jeff Rasley
Commentary quotes by Paulo Coelho
#140. - Do not do to another that which you would abhor being done to you; that is the law. All the rest is legal commentary. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Commentary quotes by Jewel Spears Brooker
#141. The best of the New Critics were masters of close readings. Cleanth Brooks, for example, in 1937 wrote a detailed commentary on The Waste Land which is still a model of critical helpfulness. The fact that certain basic insights in the past generation have originated as reactions against Brooks and his colleagues does not in any way diminish their excellence. #Quote by Jewel Spears Brooker
Commentary quotes by Don Lemon
#142. I was hired by the 'Tom Joyner Morning Show' to do commentary that makes people think. I want my audience to feel like they are learning and not being pandered to. #Quote by Don Lemon
Commentary quotes by Bernard Goldberg
#143. There are some programs on FOX that are not only fair and balanced, they're commentary shows. They don't have to be. But they brag about how fair and balanced they are. They don't cover rallies and tea parties. They cheer lead for rallies and tea parties. And as a journalist, I am totally against that. #Quote by Bernard Goldberg
Commentary quotes by Patrick O'Brian
#144. Killick,' he cried, folding and sealing it. 'That's for the post. Is the Doctor ready?'
'Ready and waiting these fourteen minutes,' said Stephen in a loud, sour voice. 'What a wretched tedious slow hand you are with a pen, upon my soul. Scratch-scratch, gasp-gasp. You might have written the Iliad in half the time, and a commentary upon it, too. #Quote by Patrick O'Brian
Commentary quotes by Erich Fromm
#145. Progress in social psychology is necessary to counteract the dangers which arise from the progress in physics and medicine. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Commentary quotes by Dan Harris
#146. But it was in this moment, lying in bed late at night, that I first realized that the voice in my head - the running commentary that had dominated my field of consciousness since I could remember - was kind of an asshole. #Quote by Dan Harris
Commentary quotes by E.M. Tippetts
#147. Here's to real heroes, not the ones who carry us off into the sunset but the ones who help us choose our princes. - commentary on Castles on the Sand #Quote by E.M. Tippetts
Commentary quotes by Tiffany Reisz
#148. No commentary, Nora. Please," he said as he pushed an arm inside the mare.
"I won't say a single word," she pledged as she took the horse's head in her lap. "Except that this reminds me of my last date with Griffin. #Quote by Tiffany Reisz
Commentary quotes by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
#149. We are each living in our own soap opera. We do not see things as they really are. We see only our interpretations. This is because our minds are always so busy...But when the mind calms down, it becomes clear. This mental clarity enables us to see things as they really are, instead of projecting our commentary on everything. #Quote by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Commentary quotes by R.C. Sproul
#150. by the Draft Committee. The present text makes clear exactly what the Council affirmed and denied. Obviously, those who signed the articles do not necessarily concur in every interpretation advocated by the commentary. Not even the members of the Draft Committee are bound by this, and perhaps not even Dr. Sproul, since his text underwent certain editorial revisions. However, this commentary represents an effort at making clear the precise position of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy as a whole.
In the editing process, we strove to take account of the comments that were forwarded to us. In some cases, we could not concur with those who made comments,
and therefore the #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Commentary quotes by Jordan Stratford
#151. Riding in a carriage without an escort is modern. But traveling out and about unescorted is unheard of. #Quote by Jordan Stratford
Commentary quotes by Margaret Atwood
#152. Ordinary, said Aunt Lydia, is what you are used to. This may not seem ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Commentary quotes by Raul Ramos Y Sanchez
#153. If you won't admit there are kooks among those who share your political viewpoint, chances are, you're one of the kooks. #Quote by Raul Ramos Y Sanchez
Commentary quotes by Thom Hartmann
#154. for one hundred years people have believed that the 1886 case Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad did in fact conclude that "corporations are persons." But this book will show that the Court never stated this: it was added by the court reporter who wrote the introduction to the decision, a commentary called a headnote. #Quote by Thom Hartmann
Commentary quotes by Kanye West
#155. I'm the rap version of Dave Chappelle. I'm not sayin' I'm nearly as talented as Chappelle when it comes to political and social commentary, but like him, I'm laughing to keep from crying. #Quote by Kanye West
Commentary quotes by Alex Morritt
#156. Despite the Bank of England gaining independence for setting UK monetary policy in 1998 and in the process being freed from political meddling; it has recently come under renewed attack from the lunatic fringe within the UK's Conservative Party, especially amongst arch Brexiteers such as Jacob Rees-Mogg (a.k.a. JackOff Grease-Smug to his growing number of detractors) who appear hell-bent on undermining the current bank governor's every move. When Mark Carney rightly sounds the alarm bells of the potential dangers to the UK economy resulting from a 'no deal' Brexit, he should be allowed to offer those wise words of warning without being subjected to Rees-Mogg's tiresome whining and monotonous droning on about politically motivated statements. It's high time this pestilent gnat modified his tune before a large fly swat of public outrage takes him down. #Quote by Alex Morritt
Commentary quotes by Courtney Lane
#157. I was thinking - I'd like to fuck that smart mouth of yours and make you swallow my cum. ~Eric~ #Quote by Courtney Lane
Commentary quotes by Manohla Dargis
#158. Mr. Lapid, making an electrifying feature directing debut, traces the line between the group and the individual in a story that can be read as a commentary on the world as much as on Israel. #Quote by Manohla Dargis
Commentary quotes by Roger Ebert
#159. Listening to Bailey, it occurred to me that the best commentary tracks are often by experts who did not work on the film but love it and have given it a lot of thought. They're more useful than those rambling tracks where directors (notoriously shy about explaining their techniques or purposes) reminisce about the weather on the set that day. #Quote by Roger Ebert
Commentary quotes by Harold Gould Henderson
#160. haiku were not written to be weighed down with commentary.

(Buson, p. 103) #Quote by Harold Gould Henderson
Commentary quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#161. He happy hum of humanity. #Quote by Arthur C. Clarke
Commentary quotes by Peter Hilton
#162. It is a wry commentary on the value-system in the United States that one speaks there of "teacher training" and "driver education." #Quote by Peter Hilton
Commentary quotes by Richie Benaud
#163. The problem with relying on nostalgia for commentary is that people only remember the good things. #Quote by Richie Benaud
Commentary quotes by David Fincher
#164. You know, I don't think I've ever listened to someone's commentary. Ever. #Quote by David Fincher
Commentary quotes by Gerald G. May
#165. I do not think we can ever adequately define or understand love; I do not think we were ever meant to. We are meant to participate in love without really comprehending it. We are meant to give ourselves, live ourselves into love's mystery.

It is the same for all important things in life; there is a mystery within them that our definitions and understandings cannot grasp. Definitions and understandings are images and concepts created by our brains to symbolize what is real. Our thoughts about something are never the thing itself. Further, when we think logically about something, our thoughts come sequentially – one after another. Reality is not confined to such linearity; it keeps happening all at once in each instant. The best our thoughts can do is try to keep a little running commentary in rapid, breathless sequence. . .

A certain asceticism of mind, a gentle intellectual restraint, is needed to appreciate the important things in life. To be open to the truth of love, we must relinquish our frozen comprehensions and begin instead to appreciate. To comprehend is to grasp; to appreciate is to value. Appreciation is gentle seeing, soft acknowledgement, reverent perception. Appreciation can be a pleasant valuing: being awed by a night sky, touched by a symphony, or moved by a caress without needing to understand why. It can also be painful: feeling someone's suffering, being shocked by loss or disaster without comprehending the reason. Appreciation itself #Quote by Gerald G. May
Commentary quotes by Nicolas Cage
#166. With the advent of this kind of TMZ culture, it sadly seems to have infiltrated the vanguard of film commentary. I see these reviews sometimes where I think, well, you have a right to say whatever you want about my work, and I will listen whether it's good or bad and see if there's something that I might work with, but personal issues don't have a place in film commentary. #Quote by Nicolas Cage
Commentary quotes by Haruki Murakami
#167. It's basically the same in all periods of societies. If you belong to the majority, you can avoid thinking about lots of troubling things.'
'And those troubling things are all you /can/ think about when you're one of the few.'
'That's about the size of it,' she said mournfully. 'But maybe, if you're in a situation like that, you learn to think for yourself.'
'Yes, but maybe what you end up thinking for yourself /about/ is all those troubling things. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Commentary quotes by Alexandra Kleeman
#168. My fiancé immediately began to look uncomfortable, but did not voice this discomfort except by a soft gurgling sound in the throat . . . The gurgling escalated, but my mother politely switched on the dishwasher, and soon we heard mostly the sound of machinery rather than that of a person's feelings surfacing. #Quote by Alexandra Kleeman
Commentary quotes by CM Punk
#169. I would love to do both but I think I believe there's a thing as overexposure and I think people will get sick of me real quick. I kind of basically looked at it as my retirement plan now. That's definitely something I can do when I'm not wrestling anymore. And believe it or not - this sounds horrible - but it was really easy for me. I would really love to do both. I'd love to wrestle and do commentary, I think that would be awesome. #Quote by CM Punk
Commentary quotes by Rabbi Hillel
#170. That which is hateful to you, do not do to another. That is the whole Law. The rest is commentary. Now go and learn. #Quote by Rabbi Hillel
Commentary quotes by Rachel Cusk
#171. And likewise I was beginning to see my own fears and desires manifested outside myself, was beginning to see in other people's lives a commentary on my own. #Quote by Rachel Cusk
Commentary quotes by Alanis Morissette
#172. I don't want to offend people and I don't want to be mean, but social commentary and comedy for me are part and parcel. I think the greatest social activists are comedians. #Quote by Alanis Morissette
Commentary quotes by Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
#173. A mother was thinking of how to keep her naughty child in line she tried using the boogey man it didn't work ... she thought and thought then said "the Politician is going to get you" and he was never naughty again #Quote by Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
Commentary quotes by John Steiner
#174. You can take the ape out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of the ape. #Quote by John Steiner
Commentary quotes by Alex Morritt
#175. As the 2018 World Cup Championship in Russia draws to a close, President Trump scores a hat-trick of diplomatic faux pas - first at the NATO summit, then on a UK visit, and finally with a spectacular own goal in Helsinki, thereby handing Vladimir Putin a golden propaganda trophy. For as long as this moron continues to queer the pitch by refusing to be a team player, America's Achilles' heel will go from bad to worse. It's high time somebody on his own side tackled him in his tracks. #Quote by Alex Morritt
Commentary quotes by Barbara Brown Taylor
#176. To make bread or love, to dig in the earth, to feed an animal or cook for a stranger - these activities require no extensive commentary, no lucid theology. All they require is someone willing to bend, reach, chop, stir. Most of these tasks are so full of pleasure that there is no need to complicate things by calling them holy. And yet these are the same activities that change lives, sometimes all at once and sometimes more slowly, the way dripping water changes stone. In a world where faith is often construed as a way of thinking, bodily practices remind the willing that faith is a way of life. #Quote by Barbara Brown Taylor
Commentary quotes by George Eliot
#177. Mr. Craig was not above talking politics occasionally, though he piqued himself rather on a wise insight than on specific information. #Quote by George Eliot
Commentary quotes by Jardine Libaire
#178. She was handed more personality than other mortals, and chemically fertilized in a glasshouse - now her bionic strength allows her to teleport platters of watercress sandwiches from the kitchen to the library, where she's beating her friends at backgammon. #Quote by Jardine Libaire
Commentary quotes by Patricia Gaffney
#179. What the hell is this stuff?" he muttered, frowning at the oily spot on the linen cloth. "Pearlman slathered it on me this morning."
"It's macassar oil. Gentlemen use it to keep their hair neat. Nicholas used it," she added pointedly.
"Well, tomorrow he's giving it up. I smell like a rotten apple."
"You do not. And I think it looks rather nice."
He sent her an incredulous look. "I look like an otter. And everything I put my head against gets greasy."
"That's why someone invented the antimacassar," she told him, almost smiling.
"The-aha!" He laughed as he made the connection. "Of course. First they invent something stupid, then something ugly to make up for it. We live in a wondrous age, Annie. #Quote by Patricia Gaffney
Commentary quotes by Christy Leigh Stewart
#180. Sexual and domestic abuse are already romanticized in mainstream media without critical social commentary, if there is any commentary at all. Horror isn't there for you to consume and enjoy as a sadist, it's a radical subversion of social taboos made to literally horrify you. It's made to give you the perspective of victims who constantly have their voices silenced. #Quote by Christy Leigh Stewart
Commentary quotes by Nikos Kazantzakis
#181. My entire soul is a cry, and all my work is a commentary on that cry. #Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis
Commentary quotes by Andrea Lavinthal
#182. Essentially, love is the Donnie Darko of feelings: Anyone who brags, "I, like, totally get it man," is either full of crap or really, really high (or they watched the commentary on the DVD). #Quote by Andrea Lavinthal
Commentary quotes by James R. Leininger
#183. It's a sad commentary on where politics is today. If someone disagrees with you, you're either Attila the Hun or a leftist liberal. #Quote by James R. Leininger
Commentary quotes by Alasdair MacIntyre
#184. The present is intelligible only as a commentary upon and response to the past in which the past, if necessary and if possible, is corrected and transcended, #Quote by Alasdair MacIntyre
Commentary quotes by David Byrne
#185. As music becomes less of a thing
a cylinder, a cassette, a disc
and more ephemeral, perhaps we will begin to assign an increasing value to live performances again. #Quote by David Byrne
Commentary quotes by J.K. Rowling
#186. Gryffindor leads by eighty points to zero, and look at that Firebolt go! Potter's really putting it through its paces now, see it turn - Chang's Comet is just no match for it, the Firebolt's precision-balance is really noticeable in these long - " "JORDAN! ARE YOU BEING PAID TO ADVERTISE FIREBOLTS? GET ON WITH THE COMMENTARY! #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Commentary quotes by Michael Ben Zehabe
#187. The book of Jonah becomes an embarrassing and public reading of your family business. (page iii) #Quote by Michael Ben Zehabe
Commentary quotes by Robert Kirkman
#188. To me, the best zombie movies aren't the splatter fests of gore and violence with goofy characters and tongue in cheek antics. Good zombie movies show us how messed up we are, they make us question our station in society ... and our society's station in the world. They show us gore and violence and all that cool stuff too ... but there's always an undercurrent of social commentary and thoughtfulness. #Quote by Robert Kirkman
Commentary quotes by Gabe Durham
We'll get a pair of those half-heart necklaces so every ask n' point reminds us we are one glued duo. We'll send real letters like our grandparents did, handwritten in smart cursive curls. We'll extend cell plans and chat through favorite shows like a commentary track just for each other. We'll get our braces off on the same day, chew whole packs of gum. We'll nab some serious studs but tell each other everything. Double-date at a roadside diner exactly halfway between our homes. Cry on shoulders when our boys fail us. We'll room together at State, cover the walls floor-to-ceiling with incense posters of pop dweebs gone wry. See how beer feels. Be those funny cute girls everybody's got an eye on. We'll have a secret code for hot boys in passing. A secret dog named Freshman Fifteen we'll have to hide in the rafters during inspection. Follow some jam band one summer, grooving on lawns, refusing drugs usually. Get tattoos that only spell something when we stand together. I'll be maid of honor in your wedding and you'll be co-maid with my sister but only cause she'd disown me if I didn't let her. We'll start a store selling just what we like. We'll name our firstborn daughters after one another, and if our husbands don't like it, tough. Lifespans being what they are, we'll be there for each other when our men have passed, and all the friends who come to visit our assisted living condo will be dazzled by what fun we still have together. We'll b #Quote by Gabe Durham
Commentary quotes by Nathanael West
#190. All these things were part of the business of dreams. He had learned not to laugh at the advertisements offering to teach writing, cartooning, engineering, to add inches to the biceps and to develop the bust #Quote by Nathanael West
Commentary quotes by Carlos Wallace
#191. We listen to rap lyrics, but few study the history. One of the most significant contributions of hip hop. It offers a profound social commentary on the black experience. This is an aspect of the music that is overlooked because most people choose to pay more attention to "the hook" (the catchy repetitive phrase) than the complete body of work. In doing so, the listener misses the message: the essence of the music, the breakdown of the bars. That's tantamount to someone who is able to quote scripture, but has never read the bible. #Quote by Carlos Wallace
Commentary quotes by Charles Finch
#192. I thought, too, about time. How fleet it is, and how certain, and like death how indifferent to our commentary upon it. Once not long before we had been boys and girls, and soon we would be middle-aged, thickening with rueful pleasure toward the thinness of old age. #Quote by Charles Finch
Commentary quotes by Ian Darke
#193. I always think the toughest commentary is on a bad goalless draw. If I were assessing a young commentator, I would rate him on a game where nothing is happening. #Quote by Ian Darke
Commentary quotes by Neil Postman
#194. To every Old World belief, habit, or tradition, there was and still is a technological alternative. To prayer, the alternative is penicillin; to family roots, the alternative is mobility; to reading, the alternative is television; to restraint, the alternative is immediate gratification; to sin, the alternative is psychotherapy; to political ideology, the alternative is popular appeal established through scientific polling. There is even an alternative to the painful riddle of death, as Freud called it. The riddle may be postponed through longer life, and then perhaps solved altogether by cryogenics. #Quote by Neil Postman
Commentary quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#195. The Gita is a commentary on the Upanishads. The Upanishads are the Bible of India. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Commentary quotes by Vanessa Curtis
#196. I'm so stressed that a weird Olympic-style commentary starts up in my head.
And here we have Zelah Green, the fourteen-year-old champion of rituals, attempting the
afternoon toilet-touching event for the first time …
I take my first faltering step towards the rim.
And she's approaching the target, booms the voice. Steady approach, good footwork …
My right hand, naked and trembling, is now hovering over the inside of the toilet.
Will she set a new world record? screams the voice. Will Zelah Green take the gold medal for
bravery and/or total stupidity?
'I'm going in!' I say.
I skim the curved cool surface of the bowl with the fingertips of my right hand and jump back as if
I've been electrified.
And she's done it! shrieks the commentator. Zelah Green wins the gold medal for toilet touching! #Quote by Vanessa Curtis
Commentary quotes by Sid Waddell
#197. I'm a postmodern commentator, and so, in a cheeky parallel to James Joyce or James Kelman, I get to places, verbally, that are a little unusual - when I talk about Jocky Wilson and end up sounding like a Jackson Pollock of the commentary box. #Quote by Sid Waddell
Commentary quotes by John Cage
#198. Put 'em who threaten possessions and power together with 'em who offend our tastes in sex and dope. Those who're touched, put 'em in asylums. Pack off old ones to 'senior communities,' nursing homes. Our children? Keep'em prisoner, baby-sitter as warden. School? Good for fifteen to twenty years. Army afterward. Liberated, we live in prison. No this, no that. Kill us before we die! #Quote by John Cage
Commentary quotes by Loren Weisman
#199. A well-written article does not make what was written factual or something to subscribe to.

Fiction does not become fact because it looks good.
Fiction does not become fact because you wish it were true.
Fiction does not become fact because it has turned into popular opinion.

Remember this before reading the news, views, opinions or commentary. #Quote by Loren Weisman
Commentary quotes by Elie Wiesel
#200. I wanted to write a commentary on the Bible, to write about the Talmud, about celebration, about the great eternal subjects: love and happiness. #Quote by Elie Wiesel

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