Quotes by spontaneity

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  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    America is neither free nor brave, but a land of tight, iron-clanking little wills, everybody trying to put it over everybody else, and a land of men absolutely devoid of the real courage of trust, trust in life's sacred spontaneity. They can't trust life until they can control it.
  • Bruce Campbell
    Bruce Campbell
    American actor, writer and director 1958-
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    Any time a writer thinks he has all the answers to how someone should talk or react or end a scene, it's a spontaneity-killer.
  • Brooke Burke
    Brooke Burke
    American actress, dancer, model 1971-
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    I don't get stage fright, I actually love the energy, I love the spontaneity, I love the adrenaline you get in front of a live audience, it actually really works for me.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Machines deprive us of two things which are certainly important ingredients of human happiness, namely, spontaneity and variety.
    Source: The Conquest of Happiness (1930)
  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
    Jean Cocteau
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    Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job. The rest is literature.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    When I meet gay men anywhere in the world, there is a spontaneity and a spirit of fun and mischief that lesbians seem incapable of.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
  • Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Indian godman and mystic 1931-1990
    Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
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    When you are in deep meditation, you feel a great serenity, a joy that is unknown to you, a watchfulness that is a new guest. Soon this watchfulness will become the host. The day the watchfulness becomes the host, it remains twenty-four hours with you. And out of this watchfulness, whatever you do has a wisdom in it. Whatever you do shows a clarity, a purity, a spontaneity, a grace.
  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton Wilder
    American writer and playwright 1897-1975
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    Winning children (who appear so guileless) are children who have discovered how effective charm and modesty and a delicately calculated spontaneity are in winning what they want.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
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