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Spectators Quotes

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

Related topics: Sports

Film spectators are quiet vampires.
- Jim Morrison

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb


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