It's not the situation. It's your reaction to the situation.
— Robert Conklin
When someone tells me there is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, I'm going to prove you wrong!
— reaction quotation by Picabo Street
When you blame others, you are affirming that you have no power, and your existence is only a reaction to the power of others.
We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.
Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
My reaction to porn films is as follows: After the first ten minutes, I want to go home and screw. After the first 20 minutes, I never want to screw again as long as I live.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Progress and reaction have both turned out to be swindles.
Seemingly, there is nothing left but quietism -- robbing reality of its terrors by simply submitting to it.
There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins.
Nearly always one side stands more or less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.
People don't come to stadiums only to see results.
They come to see a reaction, they want to see we are also human, that we can cry or laugh.
Silence is the best answer for al questions. Smiling is the best reaction in all situations
The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality;
it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger.
President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio address in both English and Spanish. Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying to figure out which one was which.
I never read reviews. I'm not interested. But I value a lot the reactions of the spectators.
The easiest thing is to react, the second easiest thing is to respond, but the hardest thing is to initiate
David Lynch was very good, very patient with us, and the reaction in the United States seems pretty good.
My mother's suicide attempts were a way to release anxiety and get attention.
Some of the attempts were drug reactions she didn't even remember later on.
Since my subjects have always been my sensations, my states of mind and the profound reactions that life has been producing in me, I have frequently objectified all this in figures of myself, which were the most sincere and real thing that I could do in order to express what I felt inside and outside of myself.
People make music to get a reaction. Music is communication.
I have serious doubts about the value of debates in a presidential election.
They tend to be a test of reaction time rather than a genuine exposition of the participants philosophies and programs. Further, in debate, candidates tend to overstate their views. In the 1960 situation I had a very practical objection: Nixon was widely known; Kennedy was not; dramatic debates would therefore help Kennedy.
Wolves which batten upon lambs, lambs consumed by wolves, the strong who immolate the weak, the weak victims of the strong: there you have Nature, there you have her intentions, there you have her scheme: a perpetual action and reaction, a host of vices, a host of virtues, in one word, a perfect equilibrium resulting from the equality of good and evil on earth.
Generalists, people with moderately strong attachments to many ideas, should be hard to interrupt, and once interrupted, should have weaker, shorter negative reactions since they have alternative paths to realize their plans. Specialists, people with stronger attachments to fewer ideas, should be easier to interrupt, and once interrupted, should have stronger, more sustained negative reactions because they have fewer alternative pathways to realize their plans. Generalists should be the upbeat, positive people in the profession while specialists should be their grouchy, negative counterparts.
I did not believe political directives could be successfully applied to creative writing . . . not to poetry or fiction, which to be valid had to express as truthfully as possible the individual emotions and reactions of the writer.
Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter.