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Provocative Quotes

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

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

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

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

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

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

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in the world are the people who
get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein


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