Quotes: atmosphere

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  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
    Source: The Conquest of Happiness
  • Allan Carr
    Allan Carr
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    A lot of comedians, when they have a bad gig, will blame everything but themselves. They'll blame the crowd, or the room was wrong, it had a weird vibe, or the promoter promoted a weird atmosphere.
  • Billie Jean King
    Billie Jean King
    American tennis player 1943-
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    A perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility.
  • Bill Brandt
    Bill Brandt
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    A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere.
    Source: Bill Brandt: selected texts and bibliography
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham Lewis
    British painter and author 1882-1957
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    A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere.
  • Bernard Hill
    Bernard Hill
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    Actually, parts of New Zealand remind me of Suffolk. There's not many flat bits, but just the atmosphere there. There's a kind of a core tranquility about it, a kind of assuredness that this is fairly close to approaching the perfect way to be.
  • Barry Levinson
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    All I try to do is create an atmosphere that seems comfortable enough, that it removes tension and everyone feels free. If they feel free then behaviour happens, small moments happen and that's what ultimately works the best for me.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    An expensive arms race, under cover of the military metaphysic, and in a paranoid atmosphere of fright, is an economically attractive business. To many utopian capitalists, it has become the Business Way of American Life.
    Source: The Causes of World War Three (1960)
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.
  • Bill Nye
    Bill Nye
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    Burning carbon-based substances like oil, gas, and especially coal, produces billions of tons of extra carbon dioxide each year. Methane gas from cows and pigs and other animals on our large farms ends up in the atmosphere as well, trapping more of the sun's energy as heat.
  • Bill Veeck
    Bill Veeck
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    Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.
  • Carl Gustav Jung
    Carl Gustav Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
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    I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
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    I know: If you're looking down at Earth, you're looking through an atmosphere that has a bit of haze in many places and not just occasional clouds.
  • Ann Beattie
    Ann Beattie
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    I think almost always that what gets me going with a story is the atmosphere, the visual imagery, and then I people it with characters, not the other way around.
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