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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
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.
English film director, screenwriter and actor 1954-
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.
American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker 1942-
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.
French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-1922
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.
German politician 1954-
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.
Polish-born French and American mathematician and polymath 1924-2010
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
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
It's the admirer and the watcher who provoke us to all the inanities we commit.
English poet and playwright 1907-2005
The moon is nothing but a circumambulating aphrodisiac divinely subsidized to provoke the world into a rising birth-rate.
Austrian journalist, writer and politician 1899-1972
To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.
American actor 1980-
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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