Quotes by tension

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  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    1 jast think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
  • Barry Levinson
    Barry Levinson
    American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor 1942-
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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.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
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    Any move made in a state of tension will be of more important, and will have more results, than it would have made in a state of eqilibrium. In times of maximum tension this importance will rise to an infinite degree.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Northrop Frye
    Northrop Frye
    Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
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    Between religion's ''this is'' and poetry's ''but suppose this is,'' there must always be some kind of tension, until the possible and the actual meet at infinity.
  • Andrew Coyle Bradley
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
    American lawyer 1844-1902
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    But, in addition, there is, all through the tragedy, a constant alternation of rises and falls in this tension or in the emotional pitch of the work, a regular sequence of more exciting and less exciting sections.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.
  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck
    American actor and filmmaker. 1972-
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    I've consciously taken on material that's a bit too much for me but not an overreach. The first movie, just about performances. 'The Town,' I learned how to work broader material, develop tension, direct bigger scenes, action sequences. 'Argo,' I experimented with film stock, widened the scope of my geography.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.
  • C. Neil Strait
    C. Neil Strait
    American priest and author 1934-2003
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    Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure. Leisure that recreates and renews. Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills.
  • Carmen Agra Deedy
    Carmen Agra Deedy
    American author of children’s literature
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    Listen to great storytellers; slowly, you will learn about voice, timing, tension, structure, climax - all the things you need to tell stories that will capture the imagination of your audience.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969, ended at the exact moment when word of the murders on Cielo Drive traveled like brushfire through the community, and in a sense this is true. The tension broke that day. The paranoia was fulfilled.
  • Brad Stone
    Brad Stone
    American journalist 1971-
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    No matter how hard we strive for objectivity, writers are biased toward tension - those moments in which character is forged and revealed.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it's all at, it's what lights the fire.
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