Immediacy Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Immediacy

#1. For me photography had an immediacy ... I was trying to resolve certain issues. What was fair or unfair about how people lived, and how they had to live? I thought the most penetrating and most immediate way to get to some of those questions was through photography. - Author: Jerome Liebling
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#2. The whole point of art, aside from the aesthetic pleasure it yields, is that it provides a bridge to the past; that seductive land where we all find certainty and consolation. Nothing quite spans this gulf with such immediacy as the art of popular song. - Author: Barry Humphries
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#3. I love TV now, and 'Modern Family,' but what draws me back to theater is that initial instinct of wanting to be a theater actor. I love the challenge of starting a play and not stopping until you finish. I love the immediacy of trusting your instincts. - Author: Jesse Tyler Ferguson
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#4. She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth, its familiarity. She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention to every expression of her face and body, with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect. - Author: Anne Edwards
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#5. I love the immediacy of an audience being there and reacting. I'm spoiled, having grown up in theater. - Author: Barrett Foa
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#6. Human life and humanity come into being in genuine encounters. The hope for this hour depends upon the renewal of the immediacy of dialogue among human beings. - Author: Martin Buber
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#7. It's very different working on stage to film; the immediacy is there on stage. - Author: Raza Jaffrey
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#8. Social media is addictive precisely because it gives us something which the real world lacks: it gives us immediacy, direction, a sense of clarity and value as an individual. - Author: David Amerland
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#9. The immediacy of public interaction is just unbeatable. - Author: Nick Kroll
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#10. The language is spare and under control and has a genuine immediacy ... The poems never preach but are lined out with a cool and therefore devastating effect - Author: Vern Rutsala
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#11. Mindfulness was experienced as not holding onto the past, the future, or 'nowness:' but relaxing into the immediacy of whatever was happening. - Author: B. Alan Wallace
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#12. It is a world of impulse. It is a world of sincerity. It is a world in which every word spoken speaks just to that moment, every glance given has only one meaning, each touch has no past or no future, each kiss is a kiss of immediacy. - Author: Alan Lightman
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#13. Irony is the cultivation of the spirit and therefore follows next after immediacy; then comes the ethicist, then the humourist, then the religious person. - Author: Soren Kierkegaard
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#14. Regret is an odd emotion because it comes only upon reflection. Regret lacks immediacy, and so its power seldom influences events when it could do some good. - Author: William O'Rourke
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#15. Intellect is merely a narrow and highly specific kind of thing that we DO, but our immediacy relates us to what we naturally and essentially ARE, the actualities of our full-dimensional existence. - Author: Kenny Smith
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#16. The embodied self is the same person who woke to the world in a burst of visonary immediacy, who soon found that he was not the center of that world but on the contrary, a dependent and even hapless creature, and who then discovered that he was doomed to die - Author: Roberto Unger
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#17. Artists, composers and writers...are bent upon capturing and reining in the insights of a fugitive imagination, always inclined to shoot off into the distance, before they can get away, and on bringing them back into the immediacy of material engagement. Like hunters, they too are dream-catchers. - Author: Tim Ingold
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#18. I am sure everyone has had the experience of reading a book and finding it vibrating with aliveness, with colour and immediacy. And then, perhaps some weeks later, reading it again and finding it flat and empty. Well, the book hasn't changed: you have. - Author: Doris Lessing
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#19. Young people live exactly today ... and they live in the immediacy of their world. And it's important for us, people from older generations to realize that a lot of our values, a lot of our truths are no longer truths, are no longer valuable. - Author: Walter Mosley
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#20. Fiction is overrated, Fly. We've discussed this. In the time it takes those novelist fuckers to contemplate a few poetic passages, a thousand kids die from malnutrition. Immediacy, man, that's what counts. - Author: Rawi Hage
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#21. Few things contain and impact the immediacy of cultural impress so evocatively as books, and not only through their ideas. A book is an artifact, and every age establishes upon the basic functional structure its own particular stamp. - Author: William Everson
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#22. Choose the whole of your environment, things and events, based upon the value, meaning and function they hold. Do not allow obligation or immediacy to bind you to physical things or specific actions. - Author: Mary Anne Radmacher
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#23. You are taken, shaken, by moments when the improbability of our lives comes over you like a fever. Everything is remarkable, people, living, events present themselves to you with the immediacy of players in some barbarous and splendid drama that it seems we are part of. You have been given new eyes. - Author: Doris Lessing
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#24. Just to live in the country is a full-time job. You don't have to do anything. The idle pursuit of making a living is pushed to one side, where it belongs, in favor of living itself, a task of such immediacy, variety, beauty, and excitement that one is powerless to resist its wild embrace. - Author: E.B. White
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#25. I think that a classic style in writing tends to remove the reader one level from the immediacy of the experience. For any normal reader, I think a colloquial style makes him feel more as though he is within the action, instead of just reading about it. - Author: James Jones
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#26. Opera was the cinema of its time, so to bring back that popular appeal, you just need to unleash its visceral immediacy and excitement. Most productions don't manage that - but when an opera does do it, you never forget it. - Author: Baz Luhrmann
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#27. Spirituality tells the seeker not to live in the hoary past, not to live in the remote future, but to live in the immediacy of today, in the eternal Now. - Author: Sri Chinmoy
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#28. You can get used to horror, he thought. When it has lost immediacy and is no longer pungent and has become a steady diet. When it has degraded to a chain of mind-numbing events. ("Lover When You're Near Me") - Author: Richard Matheson
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#29. Adults do not forget the horrors and shamings of their childhood, but those feelings tend to lose their immediacy - Author: Stephen King
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#30. I almost always use first person voice in my novels. It has its limitations, but it gives a sense of immediacy that's hard to create with an anonymous, all-seeing narrator. - Author: Laurie Graham
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#31. Small children will talk to anyone, once the guard of shyness has fallen, and they have, like the elderly, a sense of immediacy, a need to say or do something, now, now, the minute it is thought of, combined with that other sense, of the complete irrelevance of time. - Author: Susan Hill
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#32. Too much reality can be a dazzle, a surfeit;Too close immediacy an exhaustion - Author: Theodore Roethke
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#33. I wanted to preserve the feeling of remembering her just months after her death - the raw immediacy of it, so the drafts were really about getting the language right, getting the pitch right, keeping the voice austere and plainspoken. - Author: Paul Lisicky
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#34. As a practical matter, I like the dramatic monologue for its compelling intimacy. To be inside one's character, to register his or her every vagrant thought, emotion, and response - the first-person viewpoint grants this privilege and immediacy. - Author: Norman Lock
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#35. Films are artifice. We're telling stories on film. At the same time, when it works, there is a real tough immediacy and spontaneity to it, and a punch. - Author: Paul McGann
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#36. Photography speaks a universal language that does not need translation, and with an immediacy that the written word lacks. It freezes a moment in time, leaving an indelible image. - Author: Bianca Jagger
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#37. I firmly believe in a hybrid future where old media players embrace the ways of new media (including transparency, interactivity, and immediacy), and new media companies adopt the best practices of old media (including fairness, accuracy, and high-impact investigative journalism). - Author: Arianna Huffington
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#38. I will not be governed by the tyranny of immediacy. - Author: Mary Anne Radmacher
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#39. I love the immediacy of those old analog machines; it's really inspiring. You just set them up to play, and they go, playing the same thing until you switch the pattern. - Author: Aaron Funk
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#40. The immediacy of the mobile changes it from what we're accustomed to in the personal computing world to something that's instantaneous ... What's interesting and powerful about the mobile environment is that it's connected to services on the Internet. This augments both platforms. - Author: Vint Cerf
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#41. I learnt too late that what is most important to us is always most precious at the moment it occurs, and it is precious in its absolute immediacy and not as some vague confirmation of future directions; since the only certain fact, aside from death, is the flimsiness of everything. - Author: Luke Davies
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#42. See the sun with your own eyes; feel the earth with your own hands. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#43. What I find sometimes that is tricky is if actors are using too much of their own life in a picture, in a scene, they get locked into a particular way to play the scene, and it lacks an immediacy. - Author: Tom Cruise
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#44. Television's compelling power is its immediacy .. this immediacy feeds the politics of emotions, gut reactions and impressions rather than the politics of logic, facts and reason; it emphasizes personality rather than issues. - Author: Hedrick Smith
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#45. This is why you use imagery when writing about sex; it's a means both of evoking immediacy and of distilling emotion. - Author: Diana Gabaldon
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#46. Living's immediacy, you go full sail, you're in a fever of motion. Until it's safe and past and done and dead and you can say, like waking from a dream, "Yes I was happy then, yes now it's all over I can see I was happy then." Maybe that's the advantage of dying? - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#47. You hear the best stories from ordinary people. That sense of immediacy is more real to me than a lot of writerly, literary-type crafted stories. I want that immediacy when I read a novel. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#48. Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other. - Author: Eugene Field
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#49. I like the immediacy of blogs and the democratizing effects of letting millions of voices bloom on the Web. - Author: Jill Abramson
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#50. Feeling pummeled by the outside pounding of tests and standards, a teacher can easily hide and simply turn to the immediacy of the classroom. It is not surprising that many teachers burrow in their rooms with all that they know about their students. There is no place to take the information. - Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
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#51. I got really excited about finding new ways of using video, and the immediacy is different, in a way, than painting and photography. The creativity comes with the editing. You can layer and cut and paste. I really love that it's like another form of making my smaller collages but in video form. - Author: Mickalene Thomas
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#52. But how to do feelings? All very well to write "She felt sad", or describe what a sad person might do, but what of sadness itself, how was that put across so it could be felt in all its lowering immediacy? Even harder was the threat, or the confusion of feeling contradictory things. - Author: Ian McEwan
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#53. I wanted to make it as anonymous as a photo. But it was perhaps also the wish for perfection, the unapproachable, which then means loss of immediacy. Something is missing then, though; that is why I gave that up. - Author: Gerhard Richter
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#54. Living in the modern world, clothed and muffled, forced to convey our sense of our bodies in terms of remote symbols like walking sticks and umbrellas and handbags, it is easy to lose sight of the immediacy of the human body plan. - Author: Margaret Mead
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#55. I do like the immediacy of audience's reaction. I like when I can hear the stillness and I know that they're with us. - Author: Sarah Paulson
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#56. ...self-discovery has been so tainted by technology and the fear of loss it creates. The immediacy that the internet and all things digital provide has cut off an arm of real experience, trumping virtual validation over lived reflection. - Author: Emma Bee Bernstein
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#57. The chaos in my head spun itself into a silk of silence. I had distilled myself to the immediacy of hand, blade, blood, flesh. - Author: Caroline Kettlewell
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#58. A song on the radio can bring back the past with fierce (if mercifully transitory) immediacy: a first kiss, a good time with your buddies, or an unhappy life-passage. - Author: Stephen King
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#59. We are generally not programmed to imagine death, to handle death, to absorb grief, at least not in the immediacy of things, definitely not when the 'thing' has happened to another person. - Author: Neena Verma
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#60. Sometimes I wait for you at the exact edge of the jetty where we left each other. Sometimes I disappear into an unconscious hole and lie there silted up in stories having nothing to do with the vigorous immediacy of our epic. - Author: Helene Cixous
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#61. Collage-making, for me, is basically an act of painting, allowing me to indulge in an appetite for immediacy. - Author: Abe Ajay
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#62. [W]hat suffers in the atmosphere of immediacy is analysis. What suffers in this search for speed is depth. The media in the wealthy world are becoming increasingly simplistic, superficial, and celebrity-focused. - Author: Laurie Garrett
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#63. A city whose living immediacy is so urgent that when I am in it I lose all sense of the past. - Author: Kenneth Tynan
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#64. The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that we know God just as we know other objects. God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience. - Author: Muhammad Iqbal
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#65. My favorite part is being engaged with somebody's story and life, and getting a laugh with people I have a tremendous amount of respect for or not, and being challenged by the immediacy of conversation. - Author: Marc Maron
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#66. I love radio - its immediacy and especially its intimacy ... it is part of your life, whispering into your ear. You can't see it, but equally importantly it can't see you. - Author: Malcolm Turnbull
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#67. I got into photography because of the immediacy of the medium. I used to sit in front of a canvas for weeks trying to create something. Now I can see the image right away. - Author: Mario Sorrenti
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#68. Food, she decided, was like performance rather than fine art: its power was in its transience and immediacy. - Author: Hannah Mary Rothschild
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#69. Summer cooking implies a sense of immediacy, a capacity to capture the essence of the fleeting moment. - Author: Elizabeth David
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#70. I'm a photographer, period. I love photography, the immediacy of it. I like the craft, the idea of saying 'I'm a photographer.' - Author: David LaChapelle
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#71. The objects of the present life fill the human eye with a false magnification because of their immediacy. - Author: William Wilberforce
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#72. It is in the immediacy of our personal lives that our proclamations for a better world acquire real life meaning. - Author: Meryn G. Callander
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#73. Technology has eliminated the basement darkroom and the whole notion of photography as an intense labor of love for obsessives and replaced them with a sense of immediacy and instant gratification. - Author: Joe McNally
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#74. I certainly am interested in accessibility, clarity, and immediacy. - Author: Paul Muldoon
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#75. The cavemen, when they saw the antelopes, they had to scratch them on to the caves because they needed to express the immediacy of what they were being affected by - and I love that. That is why I do what I do. I need to express myself. - Author: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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#76. [The small camera] taught me energy and decisiveness and immediacy ... The large camera taught me reverence, patience, and meditation. - Author: Joel Meyerowitz
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#77. I tell myself with immediacy, love doesn't have to be explained, it just has to be expressed, that is all that is required of us. - Author: LaShonda C. Henderson
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#78. But I think that's a particular kind of experience involving a certain immediacy between you and the canvass, you and the particular kind of experience of that particular moment. - Author: Donald Judd
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#79. For Judaism, God is not a Kantian idea but an elementally present spiritual reality - neither something conceived by pure reason nor something postulated by practical reason, but emanating from the immediacy of existence as such, which religious man steadfastly confronts and nonreligious man evades. - Author: Martin Buber
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#80. For where books, for instance, always offer a thousand times more than they are, television offers exactly what it is, its essential immediacy, its ever-evolving, always-in-progress superficiality. - Author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint
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#81. I have no time in the world but the time in which I am
and that lasts a moment and passes like a cloud. - Author: Samuel Ha-Nagid
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#82. Indeed, there is something to learn from the openness of children. The immediacy of their pleasure and their emotional authenticity reveals a certain purity that's lacking in adults. - Author: Andrew Furst
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#83. I mostly write short stories. They are best written in a continuous creative process. You have a feel of immediacy. - Author: Ruskin Bond
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#84. We live in a fast-paced culture where we're asked to make snap decisions all day long, so I suppose cash-point donations feed into the immediacy of our life experience. So it's a great idea. But I think it needs careful handling. - Author: Tamsin Greig
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#85. There's a kind of immediacy that comes with being constantly connected that I don't really relate to in my generation. - Author: Adam Driver
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#86. Time doesn't, as advertised, heal all wounds. Although the wrenching immediacy of grief eventually passed, the settled sorrow that replaced it might in its own way be even more intense. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#87. Trying to run away is never the answer to being a fully human. Running away from the immediacy of our experience is like preferring death to life. - Author: Pema Chodron
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#88. Most great plays of the past lose their grip on immediacy; on application to our lives right now. - Author: Mike Nichols
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#89. The rules that I adhere to are the rules of minimalism. And those rules kind of force writing to be more filmic ... to have the immediacy and accessibility of film so that the reader really has to fill in a lot of the details. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#90. However, the immediacy with which aesthetic judgments arise should not fool us into assuming that their origins are entirely natural or their verdicts unalterable. - Author: Alain De Botton
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#91. I like both music and acting, and they both have a lot in common - timing, immediacy, stuff like that. But acting is more regimented. You wait around for hours, you don't get to write the script, you get hired. Music represents me better. I'm not acting; I'm just expressing myself. - Author: Lukas Haas
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#92. The advent of the digital age and the immediacy and convenience of digital video and photography allows people to become an integral part of the feedback loop which actively shapes the content we are fed. - Author: Damian Loeb
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#93. Living with the immediacy of death helps you sort out your priorities in life. It helps you to live a less trivial life. - Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
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#94. The Serpent is wise in that it lives in immediacy, without the need for the elaborate intellectual frameworks Humankind is - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#95. One of the salient facts of a self is that a person is constantly undergoing a series of actions in the immediacy of time that they must later reflect upon and synthesize new experiences, thoughts, feelings, and mental impression along with their latent memories into a collaborative sense of being. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#96. People quit on jobs. They quit on marriages. They quit on school. There's an immediacy of this day and age that doesn't lend itself to being committed to anything. - Author: Emily Blunt
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#97. Take any writer you want in the 19th century: they wrote with quill pens, dipping a piece of goose feather in ink and writing. And yet we read those novels today, and if we're sensitive to them, we respond to them with an immediacy that is stronger than anything written today on a word processor. - Author: Walter Murch
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#98. She has been surprised by grief, its constancy, its immediacy, its unrelenting physical pain. - Author: Michelle Latiolais
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#99. I think radio plays are my favourite medium, as they make the listener work and create and contribute in a way that TV and film can never do, and they have an immediacy that written prose often lacks. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#100. Color in color is felt at any and every place of the pictorial organization; in its immediacy - its particularity. Color must be felt throughout. - Author: Jules Olitski
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