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Spectators quotes by George Will
#1. Sports is a moral undertaking because it requires of participants, and it schools spectators in the appreciation of, noble things - courage, grace under pressure, sportsmanship. #Quote by George Will
Spectators quotes by Benjamin Suulola
#2. Two categories of people can be found in the world today. There are those who make things happen and there are those who watch things happen. A spectator watch things happen while a player make things happen. In the same vein, history writers watch things happen and history makers make things happen. This is why history writers are always at the mercy of history makers. #Quote by Benjamin Suulola
Spectators quotes by Louis Menand
#3. Diminished circumstances had no effect on his sense of what was honorable: after The Spectator sent him a check for a piece it had accepted but was unable to run for a lack of space, he refused to write for the magazine again. #Quote by Louis Menand
Spectators quotes by Marvin L. Cohen
#4. The museum is full of interesting things. All kinds of paintings are there. And then paintings too thick to put in a frame, that they call sculpture. And then there are spectators. with their scorecards, rooting for culture. And spectators of the spectators, looking for love's introduction. And art students taking notes. And old women trying to remember the past. And old men with too much to forget. And tourists, thinking that a museum represents a city. And loafers so poor, they study their soberness here. #Quote by Marvin L. Cohen
Spectators quotes by Bruno Dumont
#5. Cinema builds memories; great films continue to exist in the spectator's mind. We are naturally capable of and prone to nostalgia. A spectator will reconstruct a film he or she has seen, years later, and may even change their original opinion. One critic, for example, once gave the finger to one of my films; later he wrote me to apologize. #Quote by Bruno Dumont
Spectators quotes by George Lincoln Rockwell
#6. Revolution is a spectators sport. The majority will sit in the stands and watch the factions fight. At the end they will choose side with the team that is winning. #Quote by George Lincoln Rockwell
Spectators quotes by Red Smith
#7. It was an ideal day for football - too cold for the spectators and too cold for the players. #Quote by Red Smith
Spectators quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#8. Everyone is equal and everyone is forced to participate; you can't just be a spectator. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Spectators quotes by David Gergen
#9. We are making politics a spectator sport in which our only duty is to vote somebody into office and then retire to the grandstands. #Quote by David Gergen
Spectators quotes by Francis Bacon
#10. Velazquez found the perfect balance between the ideal illustration which he was required to produce, and the overwhelming emotion he aroused in the spectator. #Quote by Francis Bacon
Spectators quotes by Ron Davison
#11. Millennials were the first generation to grow up with game controllers. They are not spectators. They are participants. #Quote by Ron Davison
Spectators quotes by Eduardo Galeano
#12. The Stadium

Have you ever entered an empty stadium? Try it. Stand in the middle of the field and listen. There is nothing less empty than an empty stadium. There is nothing less mute than stands bereft of spectators.

At Wembley, shouts from the 1966 World Cup, which England won, still resound, and if you listen very closely you can hear groans from 1953 when England fell to the Hungarians. Montevideo's Centenario Stadium sighs with nostalgia for the glory days of Uruguayan soccer. Maracanã is still crying over Brazil's 1950 World Cup defeat. At Bombonera in Buenos Aires, drums boom from half a century ago. From the depths of Azteca Stadium, you can hear the ceremonial chants of the ancient Mexican ball game. The concrete terraces of Camp Nou in Barcelona speak Catalan, and the stands of San Mamés in Bilbao talk in Basque. In Milan, the ghosts of Giuseppe Meazza scores goals that shake the stadium bearing his name. The final match of the 1974 World Cup, won by Germany, is played day after day and night after night at Munich's Olympic Stadium. King Fahd Stadium in Saudi Arabia has marble and gold boxes and carpeted stands, but it has no memory or much of anything to say. #Quote by Eduardo Galeano
Spectators quotes by George Nations
#13. The 5th Marine Division had suffered such severs casualties, they were able to bring our entire Division back to Hawaii in only 5 or 6 ships. We docked in Hilo and boarded a single train normally used to haul sugar cane to mill. These were open flat cars, the weather was beautiful, the scenery fantastic. As our train gets underway the Marines break out their Jap flags captured on Iwo Jima. There were hundreds of Jap flags flying from on end of the train to the other. This was a beautiful sight. The victors had returned home. I've never felt so proud to be a part of anything like this before in my life. There were no spectators, no one watching us, no crowd, no cheering, no band, only the remainder of a proud 5th Marine Division returning home. For some reason I preferred it this way, no one could understand our feelings at this time. #Quote by George Nations
Spectators quotes by Samuel R. Delany
#14. It's a very new, not to mention vulgar, idea that the spectator's experience should be identical to, or even have anything to do with, the artist's #Quote by Samuel R. Delany
Spectators quotes by LeRoy Neiman
#15. The people who love my paintings, that respond to them the most, they're spectators, they're not viewers. #Quote by LeRoy Neiman
Spectators quotes by Jeff Lindsay
#16. I enjoyed watching good-looking idiots looking at each other. A great spectator sport. #Quote by Jeff Lindsay
Spectators quotes by William Feather
#17. The sweaty players in the game of life always have more fun than the supercilious spectators. #Quote by William Feather
Spectators quotes by Bill Hybels
#18. Personally, I've never understood inactivity. Why a person would sit when he could soar, be a spectator when he could play, or atrophy when he could develop ... is beyond me! #Quote by Bill Hybels
Spectators quotes by David Morrell
#19. The guitar. Rubbing the gentle polish
On Every smooth contour.
On the lap. Knowing every curve
As the light shines from it.

On stage a planned metamorphosis
Takes places as the hours go by and the
Space is transformed to a concert hall.
The energetic nemesis has struck.

The risers are transformed into a stage
And black boxes turned into powerful
Pieces of sound equipment.
The spring is taut.

Backstage while pandemonium
Sweeps the hall and people
Crowd the arena as ants flow to a cake.

The stage is set, the
Instruments tuned and placed.
The musicians work out last minute
Kinks as the lights dim.

An intense force hits the spectators.
Energy is released in every form.
A power rage beyond comprehension. #Quote by David Morrell
Spectators quotes by Thomas Lickona
#20. Morality is not a spectator sport. #Quote by Thomas Lickona
Spectators quotes by Paul Rand
#21. Asymmetric balance creates greater reader interest. Pleasure derived from observing asymmetrical arrangements lies partly in overcoming resistances, which, consciously or not, the spectator adjusts in his own mind. #Quote by Paul Rand
Spectators quotes by Ivan Turgenev
#22. Oh we have hard times to live through, those of us who are born spectators. #Quote by Ivan Turgenev
Spectators quotes by Saint John Chrysostom
#23. In the Christian combat, not the striker, as in the Olympic contests, but he who is struck, wins the crown. This is the law in the celestial theatre, where the Angels are the spectators. #Quote by Saint John Chrysostom
Spectators quotes by Noam Chomsky
#24. And the spectators must not be allowed to see too much. President Obama has set new standards in safeguarding this principle. He has, in fact, punished more whistle-blowers than all previous presidents combined, a real achievement for an administration that came to office promising transparency. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Spectators quotes by Evonne Goolagong Cawley
#25. Neither winning nor losing means as much to me as knowing the crowd has enjoyed my match. Some players feel that winning is everything and that losing is a disaster. Not me. I want the spectators to take home a good memory ... #Quote by Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Spectators quotes by Barbara Bush
#26. As if we don't have enough volence on television. After her husband accidentally hit two spectators with golf balls during a celebrity golf tournament. #Quote by Barbara Bush
Spectators quotes by Rachel Hawthorne
#27. Between the fourth and fifth innings, they had the Kiss Cam going around. A heart was displayed on a big screen in the stadium and a camera would zoom in on a couple. The couple would then kiss. There was an older couple with white hair--had to be married. Then they moved on to a couple of kids, who just laughed and waved.
Then there was Jason and me. On the big screen. A big red heart around us. I felt my face turn as red as that heart. I heard Bird squeal and felt her punch my arm, thought I heard Tiffany shriek behind me.
"Kiss him!" Bird ordered.
The camera stayed on us. I knew it would until we kissed. I turned my head to look at Jason, but he was already there, kissing me, while the spectators screamed and applauded, especially the Ragland Rattlers.
I guess it was official--we were on a date. #Quote by Rachel Hawthorne
Spectators quotes by Michael Haneke
#28. My films are intended as polemical statements against the American 'barrel down' cinema and its dis-empowerment of the spectator. They are an appeal for a cinema of insistent questions instead of false (because too quick) answers, for clarifying distance in place of violating closeness, for provocation and dialogue instead of consumption and consensus. #Quote by Michael Haneke
Spectators quotes by John Bytheway
#29. The Lord didn't make Lehi a mere spectator, watching and learning from afar. Instead, the Lord taught his prophet by taking him out of the bleachers and placing him right in the middle of the action. #Quote by John Bytheway
Spectators quotes by Henry Miller
#30. It is no accident that propels people like us to Paris. Paris is simply an artificial stage, a revolving stage that permits the spectator to glimpse all phases of the conflict. Of itself Paris initiates no dramas. They are begun elsewhere. Paris is simply an obstetrical instrument that tears the living embryo from the womb and puts it in the incubator. Paris is the cradle of artificial births. Rocking here in the cradle each one slips back into his soil: one dreams back to Berlin, New York, Chicago, Vienna, Minsk. Vienna is never more Vienna than in Paris. Everything is raised to apotheosis. The cradle gives up its babes and new ones take their places. You can read here on the walls where Zola lived and Balzac and Dante and Strindberg and everybody who ever was anything. Everyone has lived here some time or other.Nobody dies here ... #Quote by Henry Miller
Spectators quotes by Michael Douglas
#31. Basketball is great; no one in Europe seems to believe just how close the spectators can sit to the players. #Quote by Michael Douglas
Spectators quotes by Michael Carbonaro
#32. David Blaine, I think, was the first TV magician to really turn the camera around and make it about the spectator's experience. That's really what magic is all about. #Quote by Michael Carbonaro
Spectators quotes by Susan Cain
#33. Studies show that the fear of public humiliation is a potent force. During the 1988-89 basketball season, for example, two NCAA basketball teams played eleven games without any spectators, owing to a measles outbreak that led their schools to quarantine all students. Both teams played much better (higher free-throw percentages, for example) without any fans, even adoring home-team fans, to unnerve them. #Quote by Susan Cain
Spectators quotes by Jonathan Edwards
#34. We should get into the way of appearing lively in religion, more by being lively in the service of God and our generation than by the liveliness and forwardness of our tongues, and making a business of proclaiming on the house tops with our mouths the holy and eminent acts and exercises of our own hearts. Christians that are intimate friends would talk together of their experiences and comforts in a manner better becoming Christian humility and modesty, and more to each other's profit: their tongues not running before, but rather going behind their hands and feet, after the prudent example of the blessed apostle, 2 Cor. xii. 6. Many occasions of spiritual pride would thus be cut off, and so a great door shut against the devil. A great many of the main stumbling-blocks against experimental and powerful religion would be removed, and religion would be declared and manifested in such a way that, instead of hardening spectators, and exceedingly promoting infidelity and atheism, it would, above all things, tend to convince men that there is a reality in religion, and greatly awaken them, and win them, by convincing their consciences of the importance and excellency of religion. Thus the light of professors would so shine before men, that others, seeing their good works, would glorify their Father which is in heaven. #Quote by Jonathan Edwards
Spectators quotes by Antoni Tapies
#35. Like a researcher in his laboratory, I am the first spectator of the suggestions drawn from the materials. I unleash their expressive possibilities, even if I do not have a very clear idea of what I am going to do. As I go along with my work I formulate my thought, and from this struggle between what I want and the reality of the material - from this tension - is born an equilibrium. #Quote by Antoni Tapies
Spectators quotes by Roger Angell
#36. The press box at Wrigley Field in Chicago is an extended narrow shed, two rows deep, that is precariously bolted to the iron rafters just underneath the park's second deck. To gain access, one must climb a steeply angled ramp and clamber down a little starboard companionway, guarded at its foot by a uniformed minion and then proceed giddily along a catwalk that hangs directly above the tiered, circling rows of seats and spectators behind home plate. #Quote by Roger Angell
Spectators quotes by Hilary Mantel
#37. I used to think that the interesting issue was whether we should have a monarchy or not. But now I think that question is rather like, should we have pandas or not? Our current royal family doesn't have the difficulties in breeding that pandas do, but pandas and royal persons alike are expensive to conserve and ill-adapted to any modern environment. But aren't they interesting? Aren't they nice to look at? Some people find them endearing; some pity them for their precarious situation; everybody stares at them, and however airy the enclosure they inhabit, it's still a cage. And what they see, are the curious spectators looking at them, and then the turned backs of those spectators as they walk away. #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Spectators quotes by Patrice Leconte
#38. As a spectator, I have very eclectic taste, whether it's comedies or action or very small, intimate films. And I feel as a filmmaker I should be able to have that same eclectic taste. #Quote by Patrice Leconte
Spectators quotes by Jim Morrison
#39. The spectator is a dying animal. #Quote by Jim Morrison
Spectators quotes by Jarod Kintz
#40. Here is my naked body. Take a long look at what nobody else can look at. And hurry up, before all the spectators show up. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Spectators quotes by Barbara Kruger
#41. Photography has saturated us as spectators from its inception amidst a mingling of laboratorial pursuits and magic acts to its current status as propagator of convention, cultural commodity, and global hobby. #Quote by Barbara Kruger
Spectators quotes by Edgar Allan Poe
#42. One half of the pleasure experienced at a theatre arises from the spectator's sympathy with the rest of the audience, and, especially from his belief in their sympathy with him. #Quote by Edgar Allan Poe
Spectators quotes by Henri Matisse
#43. I don't paint women, I paint pictures ... What I am after above all is expression. If in a portrait I put eyes, a nose, a mouth, there isn't much use; on the contrary it paralyses the imagination of the spectator, and obliges us to see the person in a certain way. #Quote by Henri Matisse
Spectators quotes by Rafael Chirbes
#44. We tend to think that people's true nature comes out at decisive moments, when the going gets tough, when they're pushed to the limit. The moment for heroes and saints. And yet, strange though it may seem, at such moments, human behavior is usually neither exemplary nor encouraging. The group who elbow their way to the head of the line where the concert tickets are being handed out; the spectators who flee the burning theater, trampling over the weaker members of the audience . . . #Quote by Rafael Chirbes
Spectators quotes by Trina Gulliver
#45. I think spectators and fans are very important. Darts players would be nowhere without them. #Quote by Trina Gulliver
Spectators quotes by Larken Rose
#46. When I argue with devout statists, sometimes other voluntaryists tell me that I'm wasting my time, opining that a particular statist is never going to "get it." I often respond by saying that that's rarely my intention. Most of the time, when I argue with statists, the goal is for ME to learn more about the mentality and psychology of authoritarian indoctrination, and to hopefully help any SPECTATORS--whether statist or anarchist--learn something from the exchange. (Both of those goals can be achieved even if the statist continues to be a lunk-headed dupe.) Earlier today, a funny but possibly profound analogy came to mind about this:

When I argue with "true believer" devout statists, I'm not being a doctor trying to heal an ailing patient; I'm being a coroner, doing an AUTOPSY on a patient who is already beyond any hope of saving, in the hopes that I, and anyone observing, may learn more about the "disease" of statism, in order to better understand the nature of it, and possibly prevent others from experiencing a similar fate. #Quote by Larken Rose
Spectators quotes by Cory Booker
#47. Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is a difficult, hard, full-contact, participatory endeavor. #Quote by Cory Booker
Spectators quotes by Judith McNaught
#48. Royce understood then why she had come: she had come to finish the task her relatives had begun; to do to him what he had done to her brother. Unmoving, he watched her, noting that tears were pouring down her beautiful face as she slowly bent down. But instead of reaching for his lance or her dagger, she took his hand between both of hers and pressed her lips to it. Through his daze of pain and confusion, Royce finally understood that she was kneeling to him, and a groan tore from his chest: "Darling," he said brokenly, tightening his hand, trying to make her stand, "don't do this…"
But his wife wouldn't listen. In front of seven thousand onlookers, Jennifer Merrick Westmoreland, countess of Rockbourn, knelt before her husband in a public act of humble obeisance, her face pressed to his hand, her shoulders wrenched with violent sobs. By the time she finally arose, there could not have been many among the spectators who had not seen what she had done. Standing up, she stepped back, lifted her tear-streaked face to his, and squared her shoulders.
Pride exploded in Royce's battered being - because, somehow, she was managing to stand as proudly - as defiantly - as if she had just been knighted by a king. #Quote by Judith McNaught
Spectators quotes by Hannah Arendt
#49. From the Greek word for spectators, theatai, the later philosophical term "theory" was derived, and the word "theoretical" until a few hundred years ago meant "contemplating," looking upon something from the outside, from a position implying a view that is hidden from those who take part in the spectacle and actualize it. The inference to be drawn from this early distinction between doing and understanding is obvious: as a spectator you may understand the "truth" of what the spectacle is about; but the price you have to pay is withdrawal from participating in it. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Spectators quotes by Louis Agassiz
#50. In-depth studies have an influence on general ideas, whereas theories, in turn, in order to maintain themselves, push their spectators to search for new evidence. The mind's activity that is maintained by the debates about these works, is probably the source of the greatest joys given to man to experience on Earth. #Quote by Louis Agassiz
Spectators quotes by Charles Stanley
#51. As God's children, we are not to be observers; we're to participate actively in the Lord's work. Spectators sit and watch, but we are called to use our spiritual gifts and serve continually. #Quote by Charles Stanley
Spectators quotes by Gerald R. Ford
#52. My golf must be improving, I'm not hitting as many spectators. #Quote by Gerald R. Ford
Spectators quotes by Gerald R. Ford
#53. I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. #Quote by Gerald R. Ford
Spectators quotes by Bruno Dumont
#54. The more elaborate your narrative, the more the spectator shuts up and listens obediently. And if the filmmaker keeps quiet, the spectator will himself project his own assumptions and sentiments onto the screen. #Quote by Bruno Dumont
Spectators quotes by Bill Vaughan
#55. Perhaps you say, Why are the wicked joyous? Why do they live in luxury? Why do they not toil with me? It is because they who have not put down their names to strive for the crown are not bound to undergo the labors of the contest. They who have not gone down into the race-course do not annoint themselves with oil nor get covered with dust. For those whom glory awaits trouble is at hand. The perfumed spectators are wont to look on, not to join in the struggle, nor to endure the sun, the heat, the dust, and the showers ... #Quote by Bill Vaughan
Spectators quotes by Emil Cioran
#56. The idle apprehend more things, are deeper than the industrious: no task limits their horizon; born into an eternal Sunday, they watch- - and watch themselves watching. Sloth is a somatic skepticism, the way the flesh doubts. In a world of inaction, the idle would be the only ones not to be murderers. But they do not belong to humanity, and, sweat not being their strong point, they live without suffering the consequences of Life and of Sin. Doing neither good nor evil, they disdain - spectators of the human convulsion - the weeks of time, the efforts which asphyxiate consciousness. What would they have to fear from a limitless extension of certain afternoons except the regret of having supported a crudely elementary obviousness? Then, exasperation in the truth might induce them to imitate the others and to indulge in the degrading temptation of tasks. This is the danger which threatens sloth, that miraculous residue of paradise. #Quote by Emil Cioran
Spectators quotes by Brian Triptow
#57. When he throws one in from half court and raises his arms triumphantly, spectators' emotions rise in sympathetic gasps of joy; childhood revisited for a brief moment #Quote by Brian Triptow
Spectators quotes by Oscar Wilde
#58. Suddenly we find that we are no longer the actors, but the spectators #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Spectators quotes by Peter Weiss
#59. Every death even the cruelest death
drowns in the total indifference of Nature
Nature herself would watch unmoved
if we destroyed the entire human race
I hate Nature
this passionless spectator this unbreakable iceberg-face
that can bear everything
this goads us to greater and greater acts #Quote by Peter Weiss
Spectators quotes by Jaquelle Crowe Ferris
#60. It's almost like teenaged Jesus-followers are led to believe that we're not really part of the church; we're just served by it... God doesn't call young people to attend as spectators; he calls us to invest. #Quote by Jaquelle Crowe Ferris
Spectators quotes by John Berger
#61. The spectator-buyer is meant to envy herself as she will become if she buys the product. She is meant to imagine herself transformed by the product into an object of envy for others, an envy which will then justify her loving herself. #Quote by John Berger
Spectators quotes by Mitch Cullin
#62. ... the two chatting surreptitiously as a procession of priests, musicians, and locals dressed like demons paraded down the street: the men hoisting erect wooden phalluses, the women embracing smaller carved penises swathed in red paper, the spectators touching the tips of passing phalluses to ensure good health for their children.
"How remarkable," commented Holmes.
"I thought you might find this of interest," said Mr Umezaki.
Holmes grinned slyly. "My friend, I suspect this is much more to your liking than mine."
"You're probably right," agreed Mr Umezaki, smiling while his fingertips reached out for an oncoming phallus. #Quote by Mitch Cullin
Spectators quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#63. We are watched by a thousand eagle eyes; let us so act that we shall never need to care if all heaven, and earth, and hell, swelled the list of spectators. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Spectators quotes by Michael Snow
#64. To extend the depth of what has been called 'art' into photography requires ... making available to the spectator the amazing transformations the subject undergoes to become the photograph. #Quote by Michael Snow
Spectators quotes by Helen Wills Moody
#65. Spectators often express disfavor of fair decisions. #Quote by Helen Wills Moody
Spectators quotes by Ellen Glasgow
#66. A strange marriage that had been, though most marriages appear strange to spectators. #Quote by Ellen Glasgow
Spectators quotes by Kenneth Clark
#67. 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. #Quote by Kenneth Clark
Spectators quotes by Lionel Messi
#68. It's not so easy for us when we play teams who have a different mindset, like Chelsea or Inter Milan, because they have the intention of trying to stop us rather than playing a game that is more attractive for the spectators to enjoy. #Quote by Lionel Messi
Spectators quotes by Donald Jeffries
#69. From the moment any of us utter our first goo-goo's and ga-ga's, we are as good as gone. At that precise instant, any possibility that It will ever arise in us is irrevocably crushed. If any proof is needed, consider how immune to strong emotion our society has grown. At your next visit to the local funeral parlor, glance at the mourners, who can more properly be defined as spectators. Notice how they smell, how well-dressed and dignified they are. This is because viewing the dead has become overwhelmingly acceptable as a social function. Yes, even the corpse is part of the festivities, lying there as the guest of honor, laid out in his best clothes, pumped full of chemicals and smeared with make-up as the patrons file by and nurse their long buried consciences with silk handkerchiefs. #Quote by Donald Jeffries
Spectators quotes by Michael Josephson
#70. Sportsmanship is the ethical and moral dimension of sports. It is demonstrated by a number of attributes and attitudes such as fair play, respect for the rules and traditions of the sport and various traits of good character including integrity (abiding by the letter and spirit of the rules and concepts of honor); demonstrated respect for others including teammates, opponents, officials and spectators; accountability, self-control, and graciousness in victory and defeat. #Quote by Michael Josephson
Spectators quotes by Samuel Johnson
#71. It is not possible to be regarded with tenderness, except by a few. That merit which gives greatness and renown diffuses its influence to a wide compass, but acts weakly on every single breast; it is placed at a distance from common spectators, and shines like one of the remote stars, of which the light reaches us, but not the heat. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Spectators quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#72. What is both surprising and delightful is that the spectators are allowed, and even expected, to join in the vocal part of the game ... There is no reason why the field should not try to put the batsman off his stroke at the critical moment by neatly timed disparagements of his wife's fidelity and his mother's respectability. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Spectators quotes by David Foster Wallace
#73. Because Tavis had been the one to take the lion's share of the heat when it turned out that Blue Jays' spectators in the stands, #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Spectators quotes by Lance Armstrong
#74. Cycling is a sport of the open road and spectators are lining that road. #Quote by Lance Armstrong
Spectators quotes by Asghar Farhadi
#75. It was important to me to make a film where I don't show the past but where the spectators can see the past. #Quote by Asghar Farhadi
Spectators quotes by Sybil Leek
#76. The U.S.A. has become a nation of determined spectators, willing to watch someone else perform. #Quote by Sybil Leek
Spectators quotes by Mason Cooley
#77. Pornography and cooking shows have created two new spectator sports. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Spectators quotes by Fredrik Backman
#78. It's only a game. It only resolves tiny, insignificant things. Such as who gets validation. Who gets listened to. It allocates power and draws boundaries and turns some people into stars and others into spectators. That's all. #Quote by Fredrik Backman
Spectators quotes by Edmund Burke
#79. I find a preacher of the Gospel profaning the beautiful and prophetic ejaculation, commonly called "Nunc dimittis," made on the first presentation of our Saviour in the temple, and applying it, with an inhuman and unnatural rapture, to the most horrid, atrocious, and afflicting spectacle that perhaps ever was exhibited to the pity and indignation of mankind. This "leading in triumph," a thing in its best form unmanly and irreligious, which fills our preacher with such unhallowed transports, must shock, I believe, the moral taste of every well-born mind. Several English were the stupefied and indignant spectators of that triumph. It was (unless we have been strangely deceived) a spectacle more resembling a procession of American savages entering into Onondaga after some of their murders called victories, #Quote by Edmund Burke
Spectators quotes by Michael Haneke
#80. I give the spectator the possibility of participating. The audience completes the film by thinking about it; those who watch must not be just consumers ingesting spoon-fed images. #Quote by Michael Haneke
Spectators quotes by William H. Gass
#81. Nevertheless, it would be prudent to remain concerned. For, like death, IT would come: Armageddon. There would be-without exaggeration-a series of catastrophes. As a consequence of the evil in man...-no mere virus, however virulent, was even a burnt match for our madness, our unconcern, our cruelty-...there would arise a race of champions, predators of humans: namely earthquakes, eruptions, tidal waves, tornados, typhoons, hurricanes, droughts-the magnificent seven. Floods, winds, fires, slides. The classical elements, only angry. Oceans would warm, the sky boil and burn, the ice cap melt, the seas rise. Rogue nations, like kids killing kids at their grammar school, would fire atomic-hydrogen-neutron bombs at one another. Smallpox would revive, or out of the African jungle would slide a virus no one understood. Though reptilian only in spirit, the disease would make us shed our skins like snakes and, naked to the nerves, we'd expire in a froth of red spit. Markets worldwide would crash as reckless cars on a speedway do, striking the wall and rebounding into one another, hurling pieces of themselves at the spectators in the stands. With money worthless-that last faith lost-the multitude would riot, race against race at first, God against God, the gots against the gimmes. Insects hardened by generations of chemicals would consume our food, weeds smother our fields, fire ants, killer bees sting us while we're fleeing into refuge water, where, thrashing we would drown, our pride #Quote by William H. Gass
Spectators quotes by Robert M. Pirsig
#82. On an air-cooled engine like this, extreme overheating can cause a "seizure". This machine has had one...in fact, three of them. I took this machine into a shop because I thought it wasn't important enough to justify getting into myself, having to learn all the complicated details.

The shop was a different scene from the ones I remembered. The mechanics, who had once all seemed like ancient veterans, now looked like children. A radio was going full blast and they were clowning around and talking and seemed not to notice me. They sat down to do a job and they performed it like chimpanzees. Nothing personal in it.

The radio was a clue. You can't really think hard about what you're doing and listen to the radio at the same time.

But the biggest clue seemed to be their expressions. They were hard to explain. Good-natured, friendly, easygoing - and uninvolved. They were like spectators.

I found the cause of the seizures a few weeks later, waiting to happen again. It was a little twenty-five-cent pin in the internal oil-delivery system that had been sheared and was preventing oil from reaching the head at high speeds.

On this trip I think we should notice it, explore it a little, to see if in that strange separation of what man is from what man does we may have some clues as to what the hell has gone wrong in this twentieth century. I don't want to hurry it. That itself is a poisonous twentieth-century attitude. When you wan #Quote by Robert M. Pirsig
Spectators quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#83. When innocent and
virtuous men liked to have gods as witnesses of their actions,
they lived with them in the same huts. But having soon become
evil, they grew weary of these inconvenient spectators and
relegated them to magnificent temples. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Spectators quotes by Greg Mortenson
#84. By afternoon, a dense crowd had gathered around the Bedford as word spread that an enormous infidel in brown pajamas was loading a truck full of supplies for Muslim schoolchildren ... Mortenson's size-fourteen feet drew a steady stream of bouncing eyebrows and bawdy jokes from onlookers. Spectators shouted guesses at Mortenson's nationality as he worked. Bosnia and Chechnya were deemd the most likely source of this large mangy-looking man. When Mortenson, with his rapidly improving Urdu, interrupted the speculation to tell them he was American, the crowd looked at his sweat-soaked and dirt-grimed shalwar, at his smudged and oily skin, and several men told him they didn't think so. #Quote by Greg Mortenson
Spectators quotes by John F. Kennedy
#85. We have become more and more not a nation of athletes but a nation of spectators. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Spectators quotes by Roger Angell
#86. Tiant, noted for odd pitching mannerisms, is also a famous mound dawdler. Stands on hill like sunstruck archeologist at Knossos. Regards ruins. Studies sun. Studies landscape. Looks at artifact in hand. Wonders: Keep this potsherd or throw it away? Does Smithsonian want it? Hmm. Prepares to throw it away. Pauses. Sudd. discovers writing on object. Hmm. Possible Linear B inscript.? Sighs. Decides. Throws. Wipes face. Repeats whole thing. Innings & hours creep by. Spectators clap, yawn, droop, expire. #Quote by Roger Angell
Spectators quotes by Christina Meredith
#87. I know now that this isn't true love or perfection or happily ever after. It's not even meant to be. This is a broken condom at the end of a drunken night. This is a generational walk of shame with two hundred spectators #Quote by Christina Meredith
Spectators quotes by Geena Davis
#88. The only time I got the absolute most insanely nervous in my life was at the Olympic trials, because archery is a horrible spectator sport. Nobody goes and watches an archery tournament. Because the targets are three-quarters of a football field away. Who can tell who's winning? You can't even see your own target from where you are. #Quote by Geena Davis
Spectators quotes by William Hazlitt
#89. Refinement creates beauty everywhere. It is the grossness of the spectator that discovers anything like grossness in the object. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Spectators quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#90. the pity which the spectators then exhibit is in so far a consolation for the weak and suffering in that the latter recognize therein that they possess still one power , in spite of their weakness, the power of giving pain. The unfortunate derives a sort of pleasure from this feeling of superiority, of which the exhibition of pity makes him conscious; his imagination is exalted, he is still powerful enough to give the world pain. Thus the thirst for pity is the thirst for self-gratification, and that, moreover, at the expense of his fellow-men; it shows man in the whole inconsiderateness of his own dear self, but #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Spectators quotes by Daniel Dennett
#91. While we tend to conceive of the operations of the mind as unified and transparent, they're actually chaotic and opaque. There's no invisible boss in the brain, no central meaner, no unitary self in command of our activities and utterances. There's no internal spectator of a Cartesian theater in our heads to applaud the march of consciousness across its stage. #Quote by Daniel Dennett
Spectators quotes by Elizabeth Coleman
#92. The problem is there is no such thing as a viable democracy made up of experts, zealots, politicians and spectators. #Quote by Elizabeth Coleman
Spectators quotes by Susan Hockfield
#93. Science, math and engineering can give you the exhilarating power to become not mere spectators or consumers, but the active explorers, makers and doers who will help invent the future. #Quote by Susan Hockfield
Spectators quotes by Juha Vaatainen
#94. Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have Nature, and that is much better. #Quote by Juha Vaatainen
Spectators quotes by Orson Scott Card
#95. All these uses a valid; all these reading of the book are "correct". For all these readers have placed themselves inside this story, not as spectators, but as participants, and so have looked at the world of Ender's Game, not with my eyes only, but also with their own. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Spectators quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#96. In either case, there was very much the same solemnity of demeanour on the part of the spectators, as befitted a people among whom religion and law were almost identical, and in whose character both were so thoroughly interfused, that the mildest and severest acts of public discipline were alike made venerable and awful. #Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Spectators quotes by Albert Camus
#97. It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe.
To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I'd been happy, and that I was happy still. For all to be accomplished, for me to feel less lonely, all that remained to hope was that on the day of my execution there should be a huge crowd of spectators and that they should greet me with howls of execration. #Quote by Albert Camus
Spectators quotes by Eran Kolirin
#98. At festivals there's always one spectator from Egypt who says, 'I like it, it moved me, reminds me of so many things.' I get a lot of reaction from the Arab world at fests. But the percentage of people from the Arab world who like it should be the same as anywhere else. #Quote by Eran Kolirin
Spectators quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke
#99. If there were a place that we didn't know of, and there,
on some unsayable carpet, lovers displayed
what they never could bring to mastery here – the bold
exploits of their high-flying hearts,
their towers of pleasure, their ladders
that have long since been standing where there was no ground, leaning
just on each other, trembling, - and could master all this,
before the surrounding spectators, the innumerable soundless dead:
Would these, then, throw down their final, forever saved-up,
forever hidden, unknown to us, eternally valid
coins of happiness before the at last
genuinely smiling pair on the gratified carpet? #Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke
Spectators quotes by Raheel Farooq
#100. Life is a goddess in action. Let's be worthy spectators! #Quote by Raheel Farooq
Spectators quotes by Billy Graham
#101. Our valleys may be filled with foes and tears; but we can lift our eyes to the hills to see God and the angels, heaven's spectators, who support us according to God's infinite wisdom as they prepare our welcome home. #Quote by Billy Graham
Spectators quotes by Bear Grylls
#102. I remember, for example, the time at prep school when I was chosen for the under nines' rugby team. Well, to be more accurate, I was chosen to be linesman, as I wasn't good enough for the actual team.
Anyway, it was a cold, miserable winter's day, and there were no spectators out watching, which was uncommon. (Normally, at least a few boys or teachers would come out to watch the school matches.) But on this cold, blustery day the touchlines were deserted, except for one lone figure.
It was my dad, standing in the rain, watching me, his son, perform my linesman duties.
I felt so happy to see him, but also felt guilty. I mean, I hadn't even made the team and here he was to watch me run up and down waving a silly flag.
Yet it meant the world to me.
When the halftime whistle blew it was my big moment.
On I ran to the pitch, the plate of oranges in my hands, with Dad applauding from the touchline.
Lives are made in such moments.
Likewise, I remember Dad playing in the fathers-and-sons cricket match. All the other fathers were taking it very seriously, and then there was Dad in an old African safari hat, coming in to bat and tripping over his wicked--out for a duck.
I loved that fun side of Dad, and everyone else seemed to love him for it as well.
To be a part of that always made me smile. #Quote by Bear Grylls
Spectators quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#103. The search for pleasure is circular, repetitive, atemporal. The variety seeking of the spectator, the thrill hunter, the sexually promiscuous, always ends in the same place. It has an end. It comes to the end and has to start over. It is not a journey and return, but a closed cycle, a locked room, a cell. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Spectators quotes by H.L. Mencken
#104. A Puritan is not against bullfighting because of the pain it gives the bull, but because of the pleasure it gives the spectators. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Spectators quotes by Paulo Freire
#105. The oppressors develop a series of methods precluding any presentation of the world as a problem and showing it rather as a fixed entity, as something given
something to which people, as mere spectators, must adapt. #Quote by Paulo Freire
Spectators quotes by William Hazlitt
#106. The history of mankind is a romance, a mask, a tragedy, constructed upon the principles of POETICAL JUSTICE; it is a noble or royal hunt, in which what is sport to the few is death to the many, and in which the spectators halloo and encourage the strong to set upon the weak, and cry havoc in the chase, though they do not share in the spoil. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Spectators quotes by Fielding H. Yost
#107. Sportsmanship is that quality of honor that desires always to be courteous, fair, and respectful, and it is interpreted in the conduct of players, spectators, coaches, and school authorities. #Quote by Fielding H. Yost
Spectators quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#108. Some guns were fired to give notice that the departure of the balloon was near. ... Means were used, I am told, to prevent the great balloon's rising so high as might endanger its bursting. Several bags of sand were taken on board before the cord that held it down was cut, and the whole weight being then too much to be lifted, such a quantity was discharged as would permit its rising slowly. Thus it would sooner arrive at that region where it would be in equilibrio with the surrounding air, and by discharging more sand afterwards, it might go higher if desired. Between one and two o'clock, all eyes were gratified with seeing it rise majestically from above the trees, and ascend gradually above the buildings, a most beautiful spectacle. When it was about two hundred feet high, the brave adventurers held out and waved a little white pennant, on both sides of their car, to salute the spectators, who returned loud claps of applause. The wind was very little, so that the object though moving to the northward, continued long in view; and it was a great while before the admiring people began to disperse. The persons embarked were Mr. Charles, professor of experimental philosophy, and a zealous promoter of that science; and one of the Messrs Robert, the very ingenious constructors of the machine.

{While U.S. ambassador to France, writing about witnessing, from his carriage outside the garden of Tuileries, Paris, the first manned balloon ascent using hydrogen gas by Jacques #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Spectators quotes by Lyn Gardner
#109. Improv Everywhere tramples the lines drawn between spectacle and spectator, theatre and real life, public and private, performance and protest, and reclaims the streets for ordinary people. #Quote by Lyn Gardner
Spectators quotes by Barbara Jordan
#110. The stakes ... are too high for government to be a spectator sport. #Quote by Barbara Jordan
Spectators quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#111. Behind my work was ambition, behind my love was personality, behind my purity was fear, behind my guidance the thirst for power. Now they are vanishing and I drift. I come, Mother, I come, in Thy warm bosom, floating wheresoever Thou takest me, in the voiceless, in the strange, in the wonderland, I come - a spectator, no more an actor. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Spectators quotes by Douglas Portway
#112. I believe that one of the most important properties of a work of art is an attempt to reconcile opposites, and in their fusion to achieve a 'wholeness' or 'oneness,' the experiencing of which should be revelatory - both for the artist and the spectator - something akin to the experience of enlightenment in terms of religion. #Quote by Douglas Portway
Spectators quotes by Roman Vishniac
#113. The purpose of photography is the transmission of a visualized sector of life through the medium of the camera into a mental process that starts with the photographer's thinking about the subject he photographs and is continued in the mind of the spectator. #Quote by Roman Vishniac
Spectators quotes by Thomas Babington Macaulay
#114. The Puritans hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators. #Quote by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Spectators quotes by Albert Camus
#115. I felt that I had been happy and that I was happy again. For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate. #Quote by Albert Camus
Spectators quotes by Merce Cardus
#116. I do believe that some humans have more amazing lives than others–above all, those who don't sit down in a chair like mere spectators letting their lives happen in front of them, but they take risks as heroes do, experiencing, living, becoming the main character - but no matter what, we all have at least one story to tell. #Quote by Merce Cardus
Spectators quotes by Ghaleya Aldhafiri
#117. Let me tell you something about the beauty of destruction. There is a distinct art in boxing, because there is method, strategy, technique rules and all the bells and whistles that the general public knows. However, since the beginning of time mankind was destined to appreciate the art of combat; and that is the mortal sacrifice - you put yourself out there and display a virtual painting, an interactive canvas that portrays the nature of the human body and what it's capable of, and as an outcome, the object of combat is not to sacrifice yourself to entertain spectators, no, but to make the other bastard sacrifice himself to entertain spectators - thus comes the art of honor. It's not a thirst for blood, not at all - but an astonishment, an appreciation for the capabilities of a human that bares his soul naked for the art of combat using strictly his body. That's entertainment. #Quote by Ghaleya Aldhafiri
Spectators quotes by Tina Sequeira
#118. We need to ask ourselves if we are passive spectators in life as we watch it simply go by or are we ready to grab the bull by its horns and join in the action. #Quote by Tina Sequeira
Spectators quotes by Oscar Wilde
#119. It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such
an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their
absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack
of style. They affect us just as vulgarity affects us. They give us
an impression of sheer brute force, and we revolt against that.
Sometimes, however, a tragedy that possesses artistic elements of
beauty crosses our lives. If these elements of beauty are real, the
whole thing simply appeals to our sense of dramatic effect. Suddenly
we find that we are no longer the actors, but the spectators of the
play. Or rather we are both. We watch ourselves, and the mere wonder
of the spectacle enthralls us. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Spectators quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#120. In football, side netting can sometimes look like a real goal and it can make spectators jubilate for a moment, and then ponder! So is life! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Spectators quotes by Jim Brosnan
#121. Drinking is not a spectator sport. #Quote by Jim Brosnan
Spectators quotes by Michèle Phoenix
#122. There was something magical about the convergence of effort, inspiration, and accomplishment, a magic amplified by the presence of spectators who laughed, gasped, and cried on cue. I felt the performance like a constant hum in my marrow, a low-key intensity of purpose and emotion that was at once galvanizing and calming. #Quote by Michèle Phoenix
Spectators quotes by Yolanda De Iuliis
#123. We must remember that beauty is dictated from the spectators opinion therefore anyone can be beautiful depending on who is watching you #Quote by Yolanda De Iuliis
Spectators quotes by Lisa P. Jackson
#124. Environmentali sm isn't a spectator sport. You actually have to stand up and demand that we be vigilant in protecting our air and water. #Quote by Lisa P. Jackson
Spectators quotes by Paul Ryan
#125. Film is the packaging of information in cans. Videotape is involved with the feeding back of process. Film rips information away from the situation for use elsewhere. Videotape can be fed back into a given situation and enrich experience. Film extends man as a spectator. Videotape extends man as a cybernator. Film imports information. Videotape implodes indigenous data. #Quote by Paul Ryan
Spectators quotes by Brock Yates
#126. Some critics of racing witlessly claim that spectators only attend to see someone die. This is utter and complete nonsense. I have been at numerous races where death is present. When a driver dies, the crowd symbolically dies, too. They come to see action at the brink: ultimate risk taking and the display of skill and bravery embodied in the sport's immortals like Nuvolari, Foyt, and thousands of others who operate at the ragged edge. #Quote by Brock Yates
Spectators quotes by Ansel Adams
#127. I am probably afraid that some spectator will not understand my photography - therefore I proceed to make it really less understandable by writing defensibly about it. #Quote by Ansel Adams
Spectators quotes by Richard Ernst
#128. 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. #Quote by Richard Ernst
Spectators quotes by Philip Glass
#129. When I work with Godfrey, I don't spend a lot of time looking at the image. I look at it once. Maybe twice, but not more than twice. Then I depend on the inaccuracy of my memory to create the appropriate distance between the music and the image. I knew right away that the image and the music could not be on top of each other, because then there would be no room for the spectators to invent a place for themselves. Of course, in commercials and propaganda films, the producers don't want to leave a space: the strategy of propaganda is not to leave a space, not to leave any question. Commercials are propaganda tools in which image and music are locked together in order to make an explicit point, like "Buy these shoes" or "Go to this casino."
The strategy of art is precisely the opposite. I would describe it this way: When you listen to a piece of music and you look at an image at the same time, you are metaphorically making a journey to that image. It's a metaphorical distance, but it's a real one all the same, and it's in that journey that the spectator forms a relationship to the music and the image. Without that, it's all made for us and we don't have to invent anything. In works like Godfrey's, and in works, for that matter, like Bob Wilson's, the spectators are supposed to invent something. They are supposed to tell the story of Einstein. In Godfrey's movies Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi, the words in the title are the only words there are. The journey that we make from #Quote by Philip Glass
Spectators quotes by Ann Daly
#130. Revolutionary art need not be overtly political in content; what is more important is that it demand a new means of perception on the part of its spectators. The subject in process/on trial can thus be fundamentally transformed. Change here, at the level of individual consciousness, is a necessary element of social change. Seen in this way, the arts are not merely reflective of social relations but are productive of social relations. #Quote by Ann Daly
Spectators quotes by Derren Brown
#131. Magic is a performance, and a performance should have an honesty, a relevance and a resonance if it is to be offered to spectators without insulting them. #Quote by Derren Brown
Spectators quotes by Jenni Olson
#132. I have always been interested in crafting films that use long, static urban landscape shots as a way of manipulating the emotions of the viewer and forcing them to slow down, which I think simultaneously makes them more vulnerable as spectators, and also puts them in a position of being more than just spectators. #Quote by Jenni Olson
Spectators quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#133. Though not a participant in the Business of life; I am, like the character of Addison and Steele, an impartial (or more or less impartial) Spectator, who finds not a little recreation in watching the antics of those strange and puny puppets called men. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Spectators quotes by Nancy Snow
#134. Current public diplomacy and foreign policy making reduces the role of American citizens to mere spectators. The USIA's model of democracy and the free market is promoted as the superpower version of economic globalization, packaged and ready for shipping to clients throughout the world. In this version, foreign capital flows freely while the movement of people, particularly the world's poor, is strictly controlled. Such a commercial package speaks first and foremost for government 'partners,' the Fortune 500 corporations, which are the primary beneficiaries as well as the bankrollers of the American political process. This is a packaged story of America that is incomplete and undemocratic. Where do workers and communities fit into the story? How do private citizens play a part in building dialogue across cultures? #Quote by Nancy Snow
Spectators quotes by Joseph Plaskett
#135. Art is a celebration of life, intended by the artist to put the spectator in touch with the divine. #Quote by Joseph Plaskett
Spectators quotes by Keith Ellison
#136. [Martin Luther King] said that little black boys and little black girls would be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls as sisters and brothers. Then he reminded both those spectators before him and all Americans that this hope of his, this faith, was rooted in the promise of America. #Quote by Keith Ellison
Spectators quotes by Evel Knievel
#137. I would always rather be in the arena fighting than be a spectator. #Quote by Evel Knievel
Spectators quotes by Epictetus
#138. Wherefore it is a shame for man to begin and to leave off where the brutes do. Rather he should begin there, and leave off where Nature leaves off in us: and that is at contemplation, and understanding, and a manner of life that is in harmony with herself. See then that ye die not without being spectators of these things. #Quote by Epictetus
Spectators quotes by Bill Bryson
#139. It is not true that the English invented cricket as a way of making all other human endeavors look interesting and lively; that was merely an unintended side effect ... It is the only sport that incorporates meal breaks. It is the only sport that shares its name with an insect. It is the only sport in which spectators burn as many calories as the players-more if they are moderately restless. #Quote by Bill Bryson
Spectators quotes by David James Duncan
#140. But what really won me over was his butt. What finally made it impossible for me not to like the man was how right out there on the Adventist basepaths, right in front of eighty or ninety of the kind of pious adult spectators who spent their every Sabbath if not their entire lives trying to forget the existence of things like butts, Beal's buns were trying to light a fire by friction inside his jeans; they were gyrating like a washing machine with its load off balance; they were thrashing against his pants like two big halibut against the bottom of a boat. And the wonderful thing, the amazing thing, was how once his older audience got over the shock of it, they began to look amused at, then fascinated by, and finally downright grateful toward his writhing reminder that yes, buns did exist, and yes, every one of us owned not one but two of the things, and yes, like the God who created them in His Image, they did indeed move in mysterious ways. #Quote by David James Duncan
Spectators quotes by Anna Banks
#141. I said, you'll have to prove that I ran into you on purpose. That I meant to cause you harm. And besides, I checked with you at the time---"
"---and you said you didn't have injuries---"
"Did you hear me, Galen?" I turn around and yell at the remaining spectators in the hall as the bell rings. "CHLOE IS DEAD! #Quote by Anna Banks
Spectators quotes by Walter Moers
#142. It was part of the beauty, but also the tragedy, of this sport that the spectators were the ultimate judges of who sat on the throne. #Quote by Walter Moers
Spectators quotes by Edward Gibbon
#143. The spectator and historian of [Belisarius's] exploits has observed, that amidst the perils of war, he was daring without rashness, prudent without fear, slow or rapid according to the exigencies of the moment; that in the deepest distress he was animated by real or apparent hope, but that he was modest and humble in the most prosperous fortune. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Spectators quotes by Aldous Huxley
#144. The traveller's-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his life in trains and restaurants and know nothing of humanity at the end. To know, one must be an actor as well as a spectator. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Spectators quotes by James Stewart
#145. The problem of evil is raised more often by spectators of life than the actual combatants. You will hardly ever find that the great sufferers are the great skeptics. #Quote by James Stewart
Spectators quotes by John Calvin
#146. It is no small honour that God for our sake has so magnificently adorned the world, in order that we may not only be spectators of this beauteous theatre, but also enjoy the multiplied abundance and variety of good things which are presented to us in it. #Quote by John Calvin
Spectators quotes by Lori Foster
#147. As he gave a sleepy, growling groan, that hand disappeared under the sheet. Arizona's lips parted, and her heartbeat tripped up. She cleared her throat. "Spencer?" Freezing, without moving any other body part, he opened his eyes and met her gaze. She frowned at him. He didn't look super-startled, and he said nothing. He just started at her. With his hand still under there. "Yeah ... " Semi-satisfied with his frozen reaction, she nodded at his lap. "You weren't going for a little tug, were you? Because as your spectator, I'd just as soon not see it." -Arizona and Spencer #Quote by Lori Foster
Spectators quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke
#148. And we, spectators always, everywhere,
looking at, never out of, everything!
It fills us. We arrange it. It collapses.
We re-arrange it, and collapse ourselves.
Who's turned us round like this, so that we always,
do what we may, retain the attitude
of someone who's departing? Just as he,
on the last hill, that shows him all his valley
for the last time, will turn and stop and linger,
we live our lives, for ever taking leave. #Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke
Spectators quotes by Paul Rand
#149. The designer is primarily confronted with three classes of material:
a) the given material: product, copy, slogan, logotype, format,
media, production process; b) the formal material: space, contrast,
proportion, harmony, rhythm, repetition, line, mass, shape, color,
weight, volume, value, texture; c) the psychological material: visual
perception and optical illusion problems, the spectators' instincts,
intuitions, and emotions as well as the designer's own needs. #Quote by Paul Rand
Spectators quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#150. The reader is a friend, not an adversary, not a spectator. #Quote by Jonathan Franzen
Spectators quotes by Jim Morrison
#151. Film spectators are quiet vampires. #Quote by Jim Morrison
Spectators quotes by Garry Kasparov
#152. You cannot say, 'Go! Go! Rah! Rah! Good move!' People want some emotion. Chess is an art and not a spectator sport. #Quote by Garry Kasparov
Spectators quotes by Vikas Swarup
#153. Twenty20 is cricket on speed. In an era of hectic lifestyles and falling attention spans, it gives spectators more drama and intensity in three hours that they would get from a whole-day match. And even though it is a heady cocktail of money, entertainment and media, at its core it is cricket. #Quote by Vikas Swarup
Spectators quotes by Joan Rivers
#154. Whatever you do to recover from a loss, people will be critical because they believe that the only way to recover is their way. And you will even run into some people who should be run into by rhinos because they actually don't want to see you get over your tragedy at all; grief is a spectator sport for them. #Quote by Joan Rivers
Spectators quotes by Paul Watzlawick
#155. 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. #Quote by Paul Watzlawick
Spectators quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#156. Life cannot be seen by an unmoved spectator. #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft
Spectators quotes by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
#157. A man sometimes devotes his life to a desire which he is not sure will ever be fulfilled. Those who laugh at this folly are, after all, no more than mere spectators of life. #Quote by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Spectators quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#158. One might be tempted to extol as an advance over Sophocles the radical tendency of Euripides to produce a proper relation between art and the public. But "public," after all, is a mere word. In no sense is it a homogeneous and constant quantity. Why should the artist be bound to accommodate himself to a power whose strength lies solely in numbers? And if, by virtue of his endowments and aspirations, he should feel himself superior to every one of these spectators, how could he feel greater respect for the collective expression of all these subordinate capacities than for the relatively highest-endowed individual spectator? #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Spectators quotes by Oscar Wilde
#159. If these elements of beauty are real, the whole thing simply appeals to our sense of dramatic effect. Suddenly we find that we are no longer the actors, but the spectators of the play. Or rather we are both. We watch ourselves, and the mere wonder of the spectacle enthralls us. In #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Spectators quotes by Noam Chomsky
#160. Take democracy. According to the common-sense meaning, a society is democratic to the extent that people can participate in a meaningful way in managing their affairs. But the doctrinal meaning of democracy is different - it refers to a system in which decisions are made by sectors of the business community and related elites. The public are to be only "spectators of action," not "participants," as leading democratic theorists (in this case, Walter Lippmann) have explained. They are permitted to ratify the decisions of their betters and to lend their support to one or another of them, but not to interfere with matters - like public policy - that are none of their business. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Spectators quotes by Jacques Barzun
#161. To watch a football game is to be in a prolonged neurotic doubt as to what you're seeing. It's more like an emergency happening at a distance than a game. I don't wonder the spectators take to drink. #Quote by Jacques Barzun
Spectators quotes by Marie Winn
#162. A disturbing possibility exists that the television experience has not merely blurred the distinctions between the real and the unreal for steady viewers, but that by doing so it has dulled their sensitivities to real events. For when the reality of a situation is diminished, people are able to react to it less emotionally, more as spectators. #Quote by Marie Winn
Spectators quotes by Teju Cole
#163. It was from him, and from this picture in particular, that Henri Cartier-Bresson had developed the ideal of the decisive moment. Photography seemed to me, as I stood there in the white gallery with its rows of pictures and its press of murmuring spectators, an uncanny art like no other. One moment, in all of history, was captured, but the moments before and after it disappeared into the onrush of time; only that selected moment itself was privileged, saved, for no other reason than its having been picked out by the camera's eye. #Quote by Teju Cole
Spectators quotes by Louis Malle
#164. I think predictability has become the rule and I'm completely the opposite
I like spectators to be disturbed. #Quote by Louis Malle
Spectators quotes by Francois Truffaut
#165. 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. #Quote by Francois Truffaut
Spectators quotes by Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
#166. Gambling houses are temples where the most sordid and turbulent passions contend; there no spectator can be indifferent. A card or a small square of ivory interests more than the loss of an empire, or the ruin of an unoffending group of infants, and their nearest relatives. #Quote by Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
Spectators quotes by T.F. Hodge
#167. Selfish Dreamscapes
If you have a dream, as you should, relish in being selfish about building every passionate aspect of it. The crowd of spectators and consumers will still be exactly where you left them ... gossiping about everybody else's dream but their own. #Quote by T.F. Hodge
Spectators quotes by C.S. Lewis
#168. Suffering is not good in itself. What is good in any painful experience is, for the sufferer, his submission to the will of God, and, for the spectators, the compassion aroused and the acts of mercy to which it leads. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Spectators quotes by David Platt
#169. The church is not an audience of spectators; we are a fellowship of disciple-makers #Quote by David Platt
Spectators quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#170. Glad you like my first tableau. Come and see number two. Hope it isn't spoilt; it was very pretty just now. This is 'Othello telling his adventures to Desdemona'."
The second window framed a very picturesque group of three. Mr March in an armchair, with Bess on a cushion at his feed, was listening to Dan, who, leaning against a pillow, was talking with unusual animation. The old man was in shadow, but little Desdemona was looking up with the moonlight full upon her face, quite absorbed in the story he was telling so well. The gay drapery over Dan's shoulder, his dark colouring and the gesture of his arm made the picture very striking and both very striking, and both spectators enjoyed it with silent pleasure, till Mrs Jo said in a quick whisper:
"I'm glad he's going away. He's too picturesque to have among so many romantic girls. Afraid his 'grand, gloomy and peculiar' style will be too much for our simple maids. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Spectators quotes by Samuel R. Delany
#171. The artist has some internal experience that produces a poem, a painting, a piece of music. Spectators submit themselves to the work, which generates an inner experience for them. But historically it's a very new, not to mention vulgar, idea that the spectators experience should be identical to, or have anything to do with, the artist's. That idea comes from an over-industrialized society which has learned to distrust magic. #Quote by Samuel R. Delany
Spectators quotes by Elizabeth Montagu
#172. Will an intelligent spectator not admire the prodigeous structures of Stone-Henge because he does not know by what law of mechanics they were raised? #Quote by Elizabeth Montagu
Spectators quotes by Erwin Schrodinger
#173. We do not belong to this material world that science constructs for us. We are not in it; we are outside. We are only spectators. The reason why we believe that we are in it, that we belong to the picture, is that our bodies are in the picture. Our bodies belong to it. Not only my own body, but those of my friends, also of my dog and cat and horse, and of all the other people and animals. And this is my only means of communicating with them. #Quote by Erwin Schrodinger
Spectators quotes by Bernard Berenson
#174. The ultimate justification of the work of art is to help the spectator to become a work of art himself. #Quote by Bernard Berenson
Spectators quotes by Clifford Irving
#175. A criminal trial is like a Russian novel: it starts with exasperating slowness as the characters are introduced to a jury, then there are complications in the form of minor witnesses, the protagonist finally appears and contradictions arise to produce drama, and finally as both jury and spectators grow weary and confused the pace quickens, reaching its climax in passionate final argument. #Quote by Clifford Irving
Spectators quotes by Stanislas Wawrinka
#176. I love New York. It is an amazing city, and the U.S. Open is a lot about the show. There are tens of thousands of spectators; these are some of the best courts in the world, and there is nothing like being here and making memories. #Quote by Stanislas Wawrinka
Spectators quotes by Richard Dawkins
#177. Why did God make tigers so good at catching prey, and at the same time make prey so good at getting away from tigers? You'd think that if God wanted one thing or the other to happen he'd have engineered it rather better. Maybe he enjoyed the spectator sport? #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Spectators quotes by Mervyn Levy
#178. The true work of art continues to unfold and create within the personality of the spectator. It is a continuous coming into being. #Quote by Mervyn Levy
Spectators quotes by Grant Morrison
#179. I'm just an actor. My performance is not more important than your life. Stop watching. We're false images designed to sell you products by exploiting your insecurities. To make you spectators in life, not participants. #Quote by Grant Morrison
Spectators quotes by Charles Dickens
#180. Of him; spectators in back rows stood up, not to miss a hair of him; people on the floor of the court, laid their hands on the shoulders of the people before them, to help themselves, at anybody's cost, to a view of him - #Quote by Charles Dickens
Spectators quotes by Bert Williams
#181. 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. #Quote by Bert Williams
Spectators quotes by Jarod Kintz
#182. Human hands are great for waving hello, waving goodbye, and for making love alone in front of a cheering audience of paying spectators. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Spectators quotes by Fred Bodsworth
#183. Out of the blending of human and animal stories comes the theme that I hope is inherent in all my books: that man is an inescapable part of all nature, that its welfare is his welfare, that to survive, he cannot continue acting and regarding himself as a spectator looking on from somewhere outside. #Quote by Fred Bodsworth
Spectators quotes by Gayle Wilson
#184. What's going on here?" asked a deep voice at her elbow.

Anne turned to find her guardian standing beside her. He looked solidly masculine and incredibly competent to deal with the child's wizened master and even with the spectators to what had turned into a near spectacle. #Quote by Gayle Wilson
Spectators quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#185. School-boy. The spectators thou regardest as on work-days they regard each other. For thee, then, it may be well to wish thyself behind a desk, over ruled ledgers, collecting tolls, and picking out reversions. Thou feelest not the co-operating, co-inspiring #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Spectators quotes by Joseph Addison
#186. Thus I live in the world rather as a Spectator of mankind, than as one of the species, by which means I have made myself a speculative statesman, soldier, merchant, and artisan, without ever meddling with any practical part of life. #Quote by Joseph Addison
Spectators quotes by Henri Matisse
#187. A work should contain its total meaning within itself and should impress it on the spectator before he even knows the subject. #Quote by Henri Matisse
Spectators quotes by Subcomandante Marcos
#188. The photographer discovers himself/herself being photographed and we can guess he is uncomfortable. Unsuccessfully he/she tries to recompose his posture and to look like a photographer taking photos. But no, he is and continues to be a spectator. The momentous fact of being photographed leads him to becoming an actor. And, as always, actors must assume a role, which is only an elegant way of avoiding to say they must choose sides, choose a faction, take an option. #Quote by Subcomandante Marcos
Spectators quotes by Paulo Freire
#189. ...the fact that certain members of the oppressor class join the oppressed in their struggle for liberation, thus moving from one pole of the contradiction to the other... Theirs is a fundamental role, and has been throughout the history of this struggle. It happens, however, that as they cease to be exploiters or indifferent spectators or simply the heirs of exploitation and move to the side of the exploited, they almost always bring with them the marks of their origin: their prejudices and their deformations, which include a lack of confidence in the people's ability to think, to want, and to know. Accordingly, these adherents to the people's cause constantly run the risk of falling into a type of generosity as malefic as that of the oppressors. The generosity of the oppressors is nourished by an unjust order, which must be maintained in order to justify that generosity. Our converts, on the other hand, truly desire to transform the unjust order; but because of their background they believe that they must be the executors of the transformation. They talk about the people, but they do not trust them; and trusting the people is the indispensable precondition for revolutionary change. A real humanist can be identified more by his trust in the people, which engages him in their struggle, than by a thousand actions in their favor without that trust. #Quote by Paulo Freire
Spectators quotes by John Berger
#190. The contradiction in perspective was that it structured all images of reality to address a single spectator who, unlike God, could only be in one place at a time. #Quote by John Berger
Spectators quotes by Francois Guizot
#191. The world belongs to optimists; the pessimists are only spectators. #Quote by Francois Guizot
Spectators quotes by Frederic Lenoir
#192. I have told myself a hundred times that I should be happy if I were as brainless as my neighbor, and yet I do not desire such happiness.1 - Voltaire #Quote by Frederic Lenoir
Spectators quotes by Paulo Freire
#193. The oppressed suffer from the duality which has established itself in their innermost being. They discover that without freedom they cannot exist authentically. Yet, although they desire authentic existence, they fear it. They are at one and the same time themselves and the oppressor whose consciousness they have internalized. The conflict lies in the choice between being wholly themselves or being divided; between ejecting the oppressor within or not ejecting them; between human solidarity or alienation; between following prescriptions or having choices; between being spectators or actors; between acting or having the illusion of acting through the action of the oppressors; between speaking out or being silent, castrated in their power to create and re-create, in their power to transform the world. This is the tragic dilemma of the oppressed which their education must take into account. #Quote by Paulo Freire
Spectators quotes by Seth Godin
#194. If you are afraid to write or edit or assemble or disassemble, you are merely a spectator. And you are trapped, trapped by the instructions of those you've chosen to follow. Twenty people in the field and eighty thousand in the stands. The spectators are the ones who paid to watch, but it's the player on the field who are truly alive. #Quote by Seth Godin
Spectators quotes by Charles Dickens
#195. Any strongly marked expression of face on the part of a chief actor in a scene of great interest to whom many eyes are directed, will be unconsciously imitated by the spectators. Her forehead was painfully anxious and intent as she gave this evidence, and, in the pauses when she stopped for the Judge to write it down, watched its effect upon the counsel for and against. Among the lookers-on there was the same expression in all quarters of the court; insomuch, that a great majority of the foreheads there, might have been mirrors reflecting the witness, #Quote by Charles Dickens
Spectators quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#196. He who has perceived the material out of which the Promethean tragic writers prior to Euripides formed their heroes, and how remote from their purpose it was to bring the faithful mask of reality onto the stage, will also be aware of the utterly opposite tendency of Euripides. Through him the everyday man forced his way from the spectators' seats onto the stage; the mirror in which formerly only grand and bold traits were represented now showed the painful fidelity that conscientiously reproduces even the botched outlines of nature. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Spectators quotes by James Humes
#197. 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. #Quote by James Humes
Spectators quotes by Georg Brandes
#198. It appears to [Nietzsche] that the modern age has produced for imitation three types of man ... First, Rousseau's man, the Titan who raises himself ... and in his need calls upon holy nature. Then Goethe's man ... a spectator of the world ... [Third] Schopenhauer's man ... voluntarily takes upon himself the pain of telling the truth. #Quote by Georg Brandes
Spectators quotes by Max Beckmann
#199. The world is rather shot to pieces (end of World War II), 1945), but the spectators climb out of their caves and pretend to have again become normal and customary humans who ask each other's pardon instead of eating one another or sucking each other's blood. The entertaining folly of war evaporates, distinguished boredom sits down again on the dignified old overstuffed chairs ... May I report about myself that I have had a truly grotesque time, brim-full with work, Nazi persecutions, bombs, hunger, and again and again work - in spite of everything (using his bed sheets as canvas #Quote by Max Beckmann
Spectators quotes by David Levithan
#200. there was this one family in Sarasota that was even identical. people couldn't tell who the father was, the mother was, the son was. they were all so happy that it didn't matter who they were. eventually a circus bought them and charged admission for people to see them in their natural happy habitat. spectators would come from all across the state to see them eat dinner together, watch the same channels together, talk to each other at length. People called them freaks not because they were identical, but because they were so
happy. #Quote by David Levithan

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