quote by Laura Mulvey

In a world ordered by sexual imbalance, pleasure in looking has been split between active/male and passive/female…In their traditional exhibitionist role women are simultaneously looked at and displayed, with their appearance coded for strong visual and erotic impact so that they can be said to connote to-be-looked-at-ness

— Laura Mulvey

Useful Active And Passive quotations

Active and passive quote So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone

So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.

You're an evolving and transforming person, right? And how do we capture that dynamics of sexuality in that complex sense? There may be times when someone feels oneself more overly masculine or maybe more feminine, or where the terms themselves become confused, where passivity and activity also don't maintain their usual meaning.

Active and passive quote The activity you're most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity.

The activity you're most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity.

To continue to condemn only brings condemnation, then, for self.

This does not mean that self's activity should be passive, but rather being constant in prayer-knowing and taking, knowing and understanding that he that is faithful is not given a burden beyond that he is able to bear . . .

A healthy loyalty is not passive and complacent, but active and critical.

Passive righteousness tells us that God does not need our good works.

Active righteousness tells us that our neighbor does. The aim and direction of good works are horizontal, not vertical.

Active and passive quote Patience is not passive, on the contrary it is concentrated strength.

Patience is not passive, on the contrary it is concentrated strength.

If the work of our sanctification presents us with difficulties that appear insurmountable, it is because we do not look at it in the right way. In reality, holiness consists in one thing alone, namely, fidelity to God's plan. And this fidelity is equally within everyone's capacity in both its active and passive exercise.

But reading is not idleness?it is the passive, receptive side of civilization without which the active and creative world would be meaningless. It is the immortal spirit of the dead realised within the bodies of the living. It is sacramental.

The triangle pointing downward is a female symbol corresponding to the yoni and the upward pointing triangle is the male, the lingam ... When the two triangles are interlaced, it represents the union of the active and passive forces in nature; it represents the male and female elements.

Active and passive quote The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positi

The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.

Without knowledge and understanding, one tends to become a passive spectator rather than an active participant in the great decisions of our time.

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.

Take action. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life. Action is the antidote to apathy and cynicism and despair. You will inevitably make mistakes but at the end of your days, you will be remembered for your gallop, not for your stumble.

Active and passive quote Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Belief is in a sense passive, an agreement or acceptance only;

faith is active and positive, embracing such reliance and confidence as will lead to works. Faith in Christ comprises belief in Him, combined with trust in Him. One cannot have faith without belief; yet he may believe and still lack faith. Faith is vivified, vitalized, living belief.

The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. In our system, she must become a passive, much more than an active, influence, and her passivity shall be composed of anxious scientific curiosity and of absolute respect for the phenomenon which she wishes to observe. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.

Give us something else; give us something new; for Heaven's sake give us something bad, so long as we feel we are alive and active and not just passive admirers of tradition!

Active and passive quote Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinkng. They want obedi

Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinkng. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive.

Waiting is a large part of living. Great, passive, negative chunks of our time are consumed by waiting, from birth to death. Waiting is a special kind of activity - if activity is the right word for it - because we are held in enforced suspension between people and places, removed from the normal rhythms of our days and lives.

Opting for peace does not mean a passive acquiescence to evil or compromise of principle. It demands an active struggle against hatred, oppression and disunity, but not by using methods of violence. Building peace requires creative and courageous action

Active and passive quote Everyday has 1440 minutes. Be active for 30!

Everyday has 1440 minutes. Be active for 30!

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Once a depressed person becomes active and hopeful, self-esteem always improves.

Bolstering self-esteem without changing hopelessness, without changing passivity, accomplishes nothing.

The conventional mind is passive - it consumes information and regurgitates it in familiar forms. The dimensional mind is active, transforming everything it digests into something new and original, creating instead of consuming.

I personally want to "do" death in the active and not the passive, and to be there to look it in the eye and be doing something when it comes for me.

Active and passive quote Don't mistake activity with achievement.

Don't mistake activity with achievement.

In Tetrad form, the artifact is seen to be not neutral or passive, bur an active logos or utterance of the human mind or body that transforms the user and his ground.

Non-doing has nothing to do with being indolent or passive.

Quite the contrary. It takes great courage and energy to cultivate non-doing, both in stillness and in activity. Nor is it easy to make a special time for non-doing and to keep at it in the face of everything in our lives which needs to be done.

Perseverance is not a passive submission to circumstances-it is a strong and active response to the difficult events of life.

Active and passive quote Visioning is an ongoing journey, not a one-time activity.

Visioning is an ongoing journey, not a one-time activity.

The real or supposed rights of man are of two kinds, active and passive;

the right in certain cases to do as we list; and the right we possess to the forbearance or assistance of other men. The first of these a just philosophy will probably induce us universally to explode.

I teach you both effort and effortlessness, because unless you attain to effortless-effort, unless you attain to active passivity, unless you attain to a singing-silence - they look paradoxical - unless you attain to an unmoving dance, you have not attained.

Love is trusting, accepting, and believing, without guarantee.

Love is patient and waits, but it's an active waiting, not a passive one. For it is continually offering itself in a mutual revealing, a mutual sharing. Love is spontaneous and craves expression through joy, through beauty, through truth, even through tears.

Active and passive quote Think that's what attracted me to painting so much. I could create any kind of w

Think that's what attracted me to painting so much. I could create any kind of world that I wanted. Nothing hurts here, no pain, nobody's unhappy, it's a pleasant place. Everything's nice here.

Two aesthetics exist: the passive aesthetic of mirrors and the active aesthetic of prisms. Guided by the former, art turns into a copy of the environment's objectivity or the individual's psychic history. Guided by the latter, art is redeemed, makes the world into its instrument, and forges, beyond spatial and temporal prisons, a personal vision.

Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic.

It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen.

The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive, or even active, hostility to the religious. Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution, but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it.

Active and passive quote Do Epic Shit!

Do Epic Shit!

We practice conscious forgetting by refusing to summon up the fiery material, we refuse to recollect. To forget is an active, not a passive, endeavor. It means to not haul up certain materials, or turn them over and over, to not work oneself up by repetitive thought, picture, or emotion.

The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive, or even active, hostility to the religious. Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution, but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it.

If you go through any newspaper or magazine and look for active, kicking verbs in the sentences, you will realize that this lack of well used verbs is the main trouble with modern English writing. Almost all nonfiction nowadays is written in a sort of pale, colorless sauce of passives and infinitives, motionless and flat as paper.

To love is not a passive thing. To love is active voice. When I love I do something, I function, I give. I do not love in order that I may be loved back again, but for the creative joy of loving. And every time I do so love I am freed, at least a little, by the outgoing of love, from enslavement to that most intolerable of master, myself.

Non-violent resistance implies the very opposite of weakness.

Defiance combined with non-retaliatory acceptance of repression from one's opponents is active, not passive. It requires strength, and there is nothing automatic or intuitive about the resoluteness required for using non-violent methods in political struggle and the quest for Truth.

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