Quotes by provoke

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
  • Alex Cox
    Alex Cox
    English film director, screenwriter and actor 1954-
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    And it says something about our level of disassociation, that we can provoke these wars abroad but we're not allowed to see people get killed as a result.
  • Barbra Streisand
    Barbra Streisand
    American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker 1942-
    Barbra Streisand
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    Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for truth.
  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust
    French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
    Marcel Proust
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    For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill.
  • Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel
    German politician 1954-
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    Herr Schroder has conducted two electoral campaigns, and he is doing it again now, by not telling people what is really necessary. He keeps avoiding the difficult and uncomfortable issues, those that imply changes and therefore provoke discussions.
  • Benoit Mandelbrot
    Benoit Mandelbrot
    Polish-born French and American mathematician and polymath 1924-2010
    Benoit Mandelbrot
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    In a different era, I would have called myself a natural philosopher. All my life, I have enjoyed the reputation of being someone who disrupted prevailing ideas. Now that I'm in my 80th year, I can play on my age and provoke people even more.
    Source: New Scientist interview
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    It's the admirer and the watcher who provoke us to all the inanities we commit.
  • Christopher Fry
    Christopher Fry
    English poet and playwright 1907-2005
    Christopher Fry
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    The moon is nothing but a circumambulating aphrodisiac divinely subsidized to provoke the world into a rising birth-rate.
  • Ernst Fischer
    Ernst Fischer
    Austrian journalist, writer and politician 1899-1972
    Ernst Fischer
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    To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.
  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster
    American actor 1980-
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    We've turned film into such an industry that we pursue naturalism just by shaking the camera and cutting the film to ribbons to provoke a bogus sense of documentary. But we haven't done the homework. To push the depth that the Actor's Studio did or the Russian theatres did with their actors is to rehearse, to spend time, to dig, to excavate.
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