quote by Julio Cortazar

But what is memory if not the language of feeling, a dictionary of faces and days and smells which repeat themselves like the verbs and adjectives in a speech, sneaking in behind the thing itself,into the pure present, making us sad or teaching us vicariously.

— Julio Cortazar

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Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.

The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds - but we still have the power to change our own.

My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it's incredibly romantic.

Civilization comes at a cost of manliness.

It comes at a cost of wildness, of risk, of strife. It comes at a cost of strength, of courage, of mastery. It comes at a cost of honor. Increased civilization exacts a toll of virility, forcing manliness into further redoubts of vicariousness and abstraction.

If moral precepts alone could have reformed mankind, the mission of the Son of God into all the world would have been unnecessary. The perfect morality of the gospel rests upon the doctrine which, though often controverted has never been refuted: I mean the vicarious life and death of the Son of God.

The more hard lessons you can learn vicariously rather than through your own hard experience, the better.

In social cognitive theory, perceived self-efficacy results from diverse sources of information conveyed vicariously and through social evaluation, as well as through direct experience

One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes.

In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

It's all about escapism. That's essentially what all movies are about. It's a vicarious thrill.

The central ideas of Christianity, an angry God and vicarious atonement, are contrary to every fact in nature, as also to the better aspirations of the human heart; they are, in our present stage of enlightenment, absurd, preposterous, and blasphemous propositions.

Our point isn't to make an examination of popular film but to illustrate that the yearning for a heroic adventure lies just beneath the surface of our consciousness; film, television, literature, sports, and travel are in a sense vicarious adventures.

Every campaign, Garry Wills once wrote, "taught Nixon the same lesson: mobilize resentment against those in power." History taught the same to many conservative and reactionary populist movements, whose real attitude to those in power and authority was one of a servile, envious, vicarious adoration.

It had been only through books-at best, no more than vicarious cultural transfusions-that I had managaed to keep myself alive in a negatively vital way. Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books.

You've got to have models in your head and you've got to array you experience - both vicarious and direct - onto this latticework of mental models.

Theatre, in which actors take on changing roles, has among its many functions the examination of identity. For the individual, theatre is a kind of identity laboratory in which social roles can be examined vicariously.

A love that left people alone in their guilt would not have real people as its object. So, in vicarious responsibility for people, and in His love for real human beings, Jesus becomes the one burdened by guilt.

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory;

children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.

All action is vicarious faith.

Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously

No sane man is unafraid in battle, but discipline produces in him a form of vicarious courage.

Love, not anger, brought Jesus to the cross.

Golgotha came as a result of God's great desire to forgive, not his reluctance. Jesus knew that by his vicarious suffering he could actually absorb all the evil of humanity and so heal it, forgive it, redeem it.

There is nothing so cleansing or reassuring as a vicarious sadness.

We must quit living vicariously through the fictional lives of TV and movie characters, and become the stars of our own real-life stories of adventure and creativity.

I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems.

.. It's got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious.

At best you can hold death at bay, you can pretend it isn't there;

but to deny it totally is a sickness. And I think that horror fiction is one of the ways to approach these problems, and, perversely perhaps, to enjoy a vicarious confrontation with them.

If you've been married for 400 years, as I have, it's nice to experience first love again and you can vicariously through a book.

Vicarious living is only slightly less impossible than vicarious eating.

Hunger is isolating; it may not and cannot be experienced vicariously. He who never felt hunger can never know its real effects, both tangible and intangible. Hunger defies imagination; it even defies memory. Hunger is felt only in the present.

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.

Sport in the sense of a mass-spectacle, with death to add to the underlying excitement, comes into existence when a population has been drilled and regimented and depressed to such an extent that it needs at least a vicarious participation in difficult feats of strength or skill or heroism in order to sustain its waning life-sense.

Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things.

It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful, even if it was just vicariously.

Napster's only alleged liability is for contributory or vicarious infringement.

So when Napster's users engage in noncommercial sharing of music, is that activity copyright infringement? No.

I think that horror fiction is one of the ways to approach these problems of death.

Fiction allows us to slide into these other heads, these other places, and look out through other eyes. And then in the tale we stop before we die, or we die vicariously and unharmed, and in the world beyond the tale we turn the page or close the book, and we resume our lives.

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