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Provocative Quotes

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There was really nothing shocking in what Brigitte did,
what was provocative was her natural sensuality.
- Roger Vadim

No sight that human eyes can look upon is more provocative
of awe than is the night sky scattered thick with stars.
- Llewelyn Powys

I think the first album cover was considered most provocative.
I think that contributed a great deal.
- Julie London

It is true that I am often startled and even angered
and repulsed by the strange directions and provocative
content of new forms that seem to pop up every few months.
- David Rockefeller

 

I think that as I continue to write,
my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative.
- Christopher Darden

It has been very erotic and provocative for people
to wonder about my feelings for women.
- Catherine Deneuve

I think a newspaper should be provocative,
stir 'em up, but you can't do that on television.
It's just not on.
- Rupert Murdoch

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Written poetry is different.
Best thing is to see it in performance first,
then read it.
Performance is more provocative.
- Adrian Mitchell

To find a script that works with provocative ideas is hard to find.
- John McTiernan

Let us consider that swearing is a sin of all others peculiarly clamorous,
and provocative of Divine judgment.
- Isaac Barrow

The use of military force against Iran would be very dangerous.
It would be very provocative.
The only thing worse would be Iran being a nuclear power.
- Rudy Giuliani

Sean's movies are provocative and challenging without being slick.
- Robin Wright Penn

I think photographs should be provocative and not tell
you what you already know.
It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody's face in a photograph.
The magic is in seeing people in new ways.
- Duane Michals

Well, Well, Well, its certainly a compelling provocative
exciting delicious to think about idea,
smart people say the universe is so big there must
be something statistically it could be likely there
could be something happening on some other world.
- Jeff Goldblum

I don't think Fox News or Rush Limbaugh need Clinton it turns out.
I think there's a hunger out there for -
whether it's on the left or right -
a more lively and provocative type of political journalism.
I think Salon and Fox on the other side have both benefited from that.
- David Talbot

I'd been to Memphis before, but we stayed out of Memphis
early on in the late 70s for obvious reasons.
People were very sensitive about Elvis Presley,
and my stage name obviously would be provocative to
some people in that area at that time.
- Elvis Costello

I am provocative, and I admit this.
It isn't as if I'm only on the receiving end,
a poor, frail little creature.
I can be thoroughly nasty when I get going,
and I don't pull my punches.
- Helen Suzman

People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to,
but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation -
much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.
- Sarah Palin

The provocation with Holmes is the fact that he's described
by Doyle as a man without a heart -
all brain...
and that's very difficult to play, or even indicate.
- Jeremy Brett

Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation.
For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason,
and to forgive it of a great mind.
- John Tillotson

You take a number of small steps which you believe are right,
thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation.
And then you wait.
If there is no reaction, you take another step:
courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
- George Konrad

A book is the only place in which you can examine a
fragile thought without breaking it,
or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.
It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's
mind can get both provocation and privacy.
- Edward P. Morgan

Through music I either tame my demons or unleash them
and allow them to be what they are.
I don't want the music to be about provocation,
I want the music to bring you to a place where you feel at home.
- Michael Franti

One of the tragedies of modern times is that people
have come to believe that something said by someone in the past,
perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes,
actually represents that person's beliefs at the time.
- Idries Shah

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it,
and on some occasions, is inevitable.
But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture
when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation,
and when it continues long.
- Wilson Mizner

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

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

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

I am ME.
I am not my attachments.
I am not my possessions.
I am not the people in my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

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

Most people are more skilled at begging God than at thanking God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey


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