The trickster's function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end, the trickster gives people what they really want, some sort of freedom.— Tom Robbins
Fantastic Stirring Things Up quotations
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
We called Pete Rose and Larry Bowa the soup spoons, because they were always stirring things up. Twenty years later, nothing's changed.
We make a big mistake when we conclude that the law is the answer to bad behavior. In fact, the law alone stirs up more of such behavior. People get worse, not better, when you lay down the law. To be sure, the Spirit does use both God's law and God's gospel in our sanctification. But the law and the gospel do very different things.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
In vain do we seek to awaken our churches to zeal in evangelism as a separate thing. To be genuine it must flow from love to Christ. It is when a sense of personal communion with the Son of God is highest that we shall be most fit for missionary work, either ourselves or to stir up others.
I don't know if I personally instill a fear in people, but I think that there are things that I have been involved in that perhaps stir up their own personal fears.
I think the reaction to a World War II situation would be the same today as it was in 1942. Initially, people would question, but once patriotism got stirred up, the whole thing would gather momentum and we'd all pull together.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television don't know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game.
The most important thing women have to do is to stir up the zeal of women themselves.
There are opposing forces in all living things.
My work reflects this and stirs up a contrast of emotions in the viewer... perception versus annoyance. To the viewer who has reached that level of awareness, my work is no longer abstract, but very real.
If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.
Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.
I was quite responsible for stirring things up.
I conspired to get Ringo in for good; I talked to Paul and John until they came round to the idea.
There's always the same amount of good luck and bad luck in the world.
If one person doesn't get the bad luck, somebody else will have to get it in their place. There's always the same amount of good and evil, too. We can't eradicate evil, we can only evict it, force it to move across town. And when evil moves, some good always goes with it. But we can never alter the ratio of good to evil. All we can do is keep things stirred up so neither good nor evil solidifies. That's when things get scary. Life is like a stew, you have to stir it frequently, or all the scum rises to the top.
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.
I like stirring things up. I'm on the side of the kids more than I am on the adults. And occasionally I find some adults that have that same mischievous streak, so I don't get in too much trouble.
I've been going through some personal things that have stirred up a lot of old wounds.
For me, the key question is what's behind the dangerous idea.
If it's simply to stir things up and appear radical, I'm not interested. But if it's done with a quest to learn, evolve, and improve the quality of life for people everywhere, I'm on board.
Sometimes, a break from your routine is the very thing you need.
I think we need to always mimic reality in our fiction.
I think that we can stir things up and reveal a truth beneath the surface in that way as well.
People who thought that she was busy going around trying to stir up difficulty where there was none or less than she imagined, were quite critical of her. She was, we must never forget, a public figure. And in democracies, public figures tend to attract criticism as well as praise. The most dangerous thing would be if anybody were regarded as above criticism. And Eleanor Roosevelt is, in recent years, getting there.
Poetry is very playful with language.
I think all poetry, at its heart, is playful. It's doing unusual and playful things with the language, stirring it up. And prose is not doing that. Primarily it's not attempting to do that.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
I didn't get into this position by being like a stiff sitting on the set in a folding chair. I did it by walking around on the streets and stirring things up.
What is the big deal about Eminem? Since when is offensive language a reason for being unpopular? I like the fact that Eminem is brash and angry and politically incorrect. At least he has an opinion. He's stirring things up. He's provoking a discussion. He's making people's blood boil. He's reflecting what's going on in society right now. That is what art is supposed to do.
I always had the desire to entertain people, whether it was to make 'em laugh or to scare 'em or stir things up just to cause problems.
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.
I'm so super interested in what it is to stir things up and to listen to people.
Sometimes, the simple messages are the best thing music can do, really.
Sometimes, songs can stir people up, motivate them to make change.
I've found that I snack less and concentrate better when I chew on a plastic stirrer - the kind that you get to stir your to-go coffee. I picked up this habit from my husband, who loves to chew on things. His favorite chew-toy is a plastic pen top, and gnawed pen tops and little bits of plastic litter our apartment.
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.
I think that as a writer your responsibility is to search for and stir up the things that are in this world. There is violence in all of us, and beauty, and strength, and weakness. What's my job? To only write about the good and the beauty, or is it to write about all of it? That's my greater responsibility, to write about them as I see them and as they are.
My friends would certainly call me out if I didn't say that I like to create a bit of chaos and stir things up in my own life.
Part of the pleasure of editing 'Vogue,' one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it.
The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life what I wanted to die.
When you stir up the passion, your faith will allow God to do amazing things.
If you want to remain passionate, you cannot let what once was a miracle become ordinary.
I like stirring the pot - I think it's part of my duty, to shake people up a bit - make them look at things in a different way.
My child, seek those things which make for peace.
Cease to stir up the King against the Church, and urge upon him a better course of action. If you will promise to do this, I in return promise to entreat the merciful Lord to grant you offspring.
Every minute spent worrying about "The way thing were" is a moment stolen from creating the way things can be.
The poetic impulse is distinct from ideas about things or feelings about things, though it may use these. It's more like a desire to separate a piece of one's experience & set it up on its own, an isolated object never to trouble you again, at least not for a bit. In the absence of this impulse nothing stirs.
Values cannot be speedily forgotten if it is inconvenient or commercially expedient. Values have to have meaning and longevity; otherwise they are valueless. You cannot embrace innovation up to a point or only sometimes. Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking cords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be cynical about such things, much harder to be successful.
Things in motion sooner catch the eye than what not stirs.
Ani felt a stirring, a hope, a winged thing waking up in her chest and brushing her heart with it's feathers.