Spectacle Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Spectacle Quotes

#1. She marched toward the door, and as she did so she raised her wand. From the tip burst three silver cats with spectacle markings around their eyes. The Patronuses ran sleekly ahead, filling the spiral staircase with silvery light, as Professor McGonagall, Harry, and Luna hurried back down. - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#2. This society eliminates geographical distance only to produce a new internal separation. - Author: Guy Debord
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#3. Nothing could be more pleasant than to live in solitude, enjoy the spectacle of nature, and occasionally read some book ... - Author: Nikolai Gogol
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#4. It is the certainty of being punished and not the horrifying spectacle of public punishment that must discourage crime - Author: Michel Foucault
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#5. I say us - obviously I don't vote as I believe democracy is a pointless spectacle where we choose between two indistinguishable political parties, neither of whom represent the people but the interest of powerful business elites that run the world. - Author: Russell Brand
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#6. The spectacle is the nightmare of imprisoned modern society which ultimately expresses nothing more than its desire to sleep. The spectacle is the guardian of sleep. - Author: Guy Debord
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#7. Who doesn't wish to make a spectacle of his loneliness? - Author: Nicole Krauss
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#8. THE HISTORY OF THE middle ages presents no spectacle more imposing than the Crusades, in which are to be seen the nations of Asia and of Europe armed against each other, two religions contending for superiority, and disputing the empire of the world. - Author: Jospeh Michaud
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#9. The truth
a hideous spectacle! - Author: Conrad Aiken
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#10. Because you're such a wonderful spectacle: I always like to see what you are doing. - Author: Edith Wharton
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#11. I've always wanted, basically, to do research in the form of a spectacle. - Author: Jean-Luc Godard
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#12. Archer looked down with wonder at the familiar spectacle. It surprised him that life should be going on in the old way when his own reactions to it had so completely changed. - Author: Edith Wharton
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#13. The distance between Don Quixote and the petty bourgeois victim of advertising is not so great as romanticism would have us believe. - Author: Rene Girard
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#14. I started directing videos at the same time that Michel Gondry was starting to direct videos, and I watched what he'd do. They all seemed to be pushing some new visual effects idea, but never just for spectacle. They all captured a feeling. - Author: Spike Jonze
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#15. We can't tell particularly smart stories if we want to keep our audience big enough to pay for these big spectacle films that we want to do. - Author: Duncan Jones
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#16. My notion of art is very maximalist and souped-up: I love spectacle, overload, magic materials, magic words, incantation and litany, incarnation and possession, spilling and wounds. Art as a sacred event. - Author: Joyelle McSweeney
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#17. The vast army of McClellan spread out before me. The marching columns extended back as far as eye could see in the distance. It was a grand and glorious spectacle, and it was impossible to look at it without admiration. - Author: Daniel Harvey Hill
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#18. You start in April and cross to the time of May
One has you as it leaves, one as it comes
Since the edges of these months are yours and defer
To you, either of them suits your praises.
The Circus continues and the theatre's lauded palm,
Let this song, too, join the Circus spectacle. - Author: Ovid
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#19. In terms of big spectacle, I thought 'Captain America 2' was phenomenal. I really loved that movie, and it was a great movie as a stand-alone. - Author: Joe Carnahan
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#20. He will essentially follow the language of the spectacle, for it is the only one he is familiar with. - Author: Guy Debord
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#21. We'd rather have a grand spectacle of retribution of the 'wicked', than their silent walk towards redemption that our wishes questions the depth and nature of our love and hearts. - Author: Ufuoma Apoki
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#22. The elements that unite to make the Grand Canyon the most sublime spectacle in nature are multifarious and exceedingly diverse. - Author: John Wesley Powell
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#23. Addiction is the dominant form of a culture that suffers from a superficial spectacle and celebrity-connectivity at its center. It's a form of spiritual emptiness. - Author: Cornel West
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#24. You had to make an appointment to see her. But it was just a crazy spectacle, people filing past. - Author: Eddie Campbell
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#25. The mind unlearned in reverence, says Bonaventure (1221-1274), is in danger of becoming so captivated by the spectacle of beings as to be altogether forgetful of being in itself; and our mechanistic approach to the world is nothing but ontological obliviousness translated into a living tradition. - Author: David Bentley
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#26. A blaspheming Frenchman is a spectacle more pleasing to the Lord than a praying Englishman. - Author: Heinrich Heine
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#27. What followed was for him a very entertaining spectacle, with one of Edward's brothers seemingly intent upon the most subtle of seductions and the other barely able to force malmsey past the gorge rising in his throat. - Author: Sharon Kay Penman
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#28. [..] a culture committed to bleeding the humanities to death, along with any other labors of love that don't serve the god of capital: the spectacle of someone who likes her pointless, pervers work and gets paid - even paid well - for it. - Author: Maggie Nelson
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#29. I think action movies on the whole have moved more and more into large spectacle, even leaving out super hero movies that seem to me to be more a fantastic science fiction than they are action movies. - Author: Walter Hill
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#30. The spectacle is nothing more than the common language of this separation. What binds the spectators together is no more than an irreversible relation at the very center which maintains their isolation. The spectacle reunites the separate, but reunites it as separate. - Author: Guy Debord
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#31. How great a spectacle! But that, I fear,
Is all it is. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#32. A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#33. I pointed, still unable to utter a word. Tim looked down at the spectacle behind the shed, his face swiftly draining of color. He gripped my arm with a clammy hand. And then he did something I'd been waiting half my life to see: he dropped into a dead swoon at my feet. - Author: Rosie Genova
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#34. Every day, the sun; and, after sunset, night and her stars. Ever the winds blow; ever the grass grows. Every day, men and women, conversing, beholding and beholden. The scholar is he of all men whom this spectacle most engages. He must settle its value in his mind. What is nature to him? - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#35. We have more to learn today from the spectacle of a great man at a great moment than from any number of monographs on ancient wage levels. - Author: C.V. Wedgwood
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#36. Drill and uniforms impose an architecture on the crowd. An army's beautiful. But that's not all; it panders to lower instincts than the aesthetic. The spectacle of human beings reduced to automatism satisfies the lust for power. Looking at mechanized slaves, one fancies oneself a master. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#37. Our society is not one of spectacle but of surveillance. - Author: Michel Foucault
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#38. Our own body is in the world as the heart is in the organism: it keeps the visible spectacle constantly alive, it breathes life into it and sustains it inwardly, and with it forms a system. - Author: Maurice Merleau Ponty
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#39. The ugliest spectacle is that of artists selling themselves. Art as a commodity is an ugly idea ... The artist as businessman is uglier than the businessman as artist. - Author: Ad Reinhardt
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#40. Treat your friend as a spectacle. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#41. The Bedlam that greeted James Tilly Matthews, then, was not so much a baroque spectacle of depravity as an exhausted and run-down public institution, its building falling apart and its professional image tarnished. - Author: Mike Jay
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#42. Leaders do not choose, rather they respond to God choosing them. Thus, the first responsive step of leadership is of utmost importance. It is an act of rebellion against the society of the spectacle - It is to relinquish a life of many options so that you can receive God's one option. - Author: Mark Sayers
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#43. I don't think people come to television for spectacle. And I don't really have a lot of fun writing spectacle for television, I'll do that in features. - Author: Derek Luke
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#44. Result of self-consciousness: audience and actor are the same. I live my life as a spectacle for myself, for my own edification. I live my life but I don't live in it. The hoarding instinct in human relations. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#45. So far from realizing philosophy, the spectacle philosophizes reality, and turns the material life of everyone into a universe of speculation. - Author: Guy Debord
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#46. The spectacle is capital accumulated to the point where it becomes image. - Author: Guy Debord
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#47. The spectacle of people following current custom for lack of will or imagination to do anything else is hardly a new failing. - Author: William H. Whyte
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#48. 100 million dollars used to be the limit of what a movie might cost; now they routinely cost 300 million. Sooner or later, spectacle is just going to have to find a new way to exist. - Author: Matthew Specktor
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#49. Pec-tacle?
You know, like spectacle but with more dude nipples. - Author: Chloe Neill
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#50. None of the activity stolen by work can be regained by submitting to what work has produced. - The Society of The Spectacle - Author: Guy Debord
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#51. You must always be doing things and obviously succeeding. The hard part is to keep people always at the window because of the spectacle you put on for them. And you must do this for years. - Author: Benito Mussolini
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#52. Still, it is not perverse to wonder whether the spectacle of America, currently learning a lesson - one that conservatives should not have to learn on the job - about the limits of power to subdue an unruly world, has emboldened many enemies. - Author: George Will
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#53. I think that there is a role for food to be art; and when food is art, it can have drama, it can have spectacle, it can be theatrical. It can be this amazing experience. - Author: Nathan Myhrvold
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#54. At the time, I remained relatively calm before that spectacle of horrors, which is perhaps the most telling indication of just how desensitized I had become. The more I witnessed such atrocities and rubbed shoulders with death, the more I desired to stay alive, no matter the cost. - Author: Kang Chol-Hwan
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#55. the spectacle is an affirmation of appearances and an identification of all human social life with appearances. But a critique that grasps the spectacle's essential character reveals it to be a visible negation of life - a negation that has taken on a visible form. - Author: Guy Debord
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#56. But I had absolutely lost all sense of personal dignity, and could not tear myself away from the spectacle of my own misery. - Author: Ivan Turgenev
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#57. The reality is that the media are probably the most powerful of all our institutions today and they, or rather we, too often are squandering our power and ignoring our obligations. The consequence of our abdication of responsibility is the ugly spectacle of idiot culture! - Author: Carl Bernstein
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#58. The cascade of water was so vast and mighty, I thought, the angels were not only clapping - they were giving a standing and stomping ovation for a spectacle only God could have created. - Author: Martin Ganda
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#59. whose melancholy could be cured only by the spectacle of death, and who had a passion for red blood, as other men have for red wine--the son - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#60. In the spectacle - the visual reflection of the ruling economic order - goals are nothing, development is everything. The spectacle aims at nothing other than itself. - Author: Guy Debord
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#61. You ask me to make a promise? I am in a cage. No promise I make is trustworthy because I would do anything to be rid of this cage. Promise me that you will not treat me like an animal or a spectacle, and I will see what I can do. - Author: J.M. McDermott
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#62. Death and burial were a public spectacle. Shakespeare may have seen for himself the gravediggers at St Ann's, Soho, playing skittles with skulls and bones. - Author: Catharine Arnold
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#63. The effortlessness of a performance for which great strength is needed is a spectacle of whose aesthetic beauty the East has an exceedingly sensitive and grateful appreciation. - Author: Eugen Herrigel
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#64. The modern spectacle of vanished forests and eroded lands, wasted petroleum and ruthless mining, national debts recklessly increased until they are repudiated, and continual revision of positive law, is evidence of what an age without veneration does to itself and its successors. - Author: Russell Kirk
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#65. I've interfaced with a lot of other creators of serialized shows, and I've really been blown away by the fact that they create a big spectacle, at the beginning, in the pilot, and they don't ultimately know where they're going. That's terrifying to me, and creatively disingenuous. - Author: Paul Scheuring
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#66. The audience is now fully interactive, unfortunately the spectacle is a corpse - Author: Dean Cavanagh
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#67. The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth. - Author: Kate Chopin
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#68. His theatre was the clouds, where no spectacle repeated itself. On land he was a foreigner. Land for him was stasis, and it pulled him into immobility, which was his image of death.
- , - Author: Anais Nin
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#69. I love to see a wood full of bluebells. Growing up in the Kent countryside, I have special memories of this brief annual spectacle. - Author: Gary Hume
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#70. In certain almost supernatural states of the soul, the profundity of life reveals itself entirely in the spectacle, however ordinary it may be, before one's eyes. It becomes its symbol. - Author: Charles Baudelaire
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#71. Of course, the spectacle of two people's happiness is always something of a magnet for the unclaimed. - Author: Anita Brookner
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#72. Many people are embarrassed to create in public. It feels unseemly to them, like kissing in plain view ... Make a spectacle of yourself. - Author: Eric Maisel
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#73. A zoo is a good place to make a spectacle of yourself, as the people around you have creepier, more photogenic things to look at. - Author: David Sedaris
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#74. If he hadn't been my father I would have loved the spectacle he created-one performance following quickly upon another-like a versatile old vaudevil-lian with his audience (wife and children) in the palm of his hand. - Author: Maureen Howard
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#75. You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it, you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths. - Author: John Wesley Powell
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#76. Answers? Forget answers. The spectacle is all in the questions. - Author: Rebecca Goldstein
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#77. Spectacular sporting events are bread & circuses. The Superbowl, for instance, is anything but "super". It is a Petri dish under the lens of mediaocrity, where surveillance of the spectators is just as mind numbing as the incomprehensible homo-erotic beefcake ballet being enacted on the pitch - Author: Dean Cavanagh
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#78. Few things are more agreeable than the spectacle of a man who loses his temper; we should be grateful to such people for providing us with moments of often unsullied delight. - Author: Harold Nicolson
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#79. Steampunk is...a joyous fantasy of the past, allowing us to revel in a nostalgia for what never was. It is a literary playground for adventure, spectacle, drama, escapism and exploration. But most of all it is fun! - Author: George Mann
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#80. That immaculate manliness we feel within ourselves, so far within us, that it remains intact though all the outer character seem gone; bleeds with keenest anguish at the undraped spectacle of a valor-ruined man. - Author: Herman Melville
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#81. Politics as battle has given way to politics as spectacle. - Author: Ronald Steel
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#82. My belief, for what it is worth, is that city dwellers cannot understand the world. Insulated from reality by complex and expert systems of provision and police, baffled by fashion and spectacle, city dwellers can distinguish neither the sources of their existence nor the consequences. - Author: James Buchan
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#83. The priesthood is not dying, but the clerical state is dead. It needs to be buried, preferably with a Viking funeral in Boston Harbor so nobody can miss the spectacle of its passing. - Author: Eugene Kennedy
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#84. I'm aware that the World Cup is probably the greatest spectacle in the world of sport, and that's despite the referees that have been found to have fixed games specifically. - Author: David Stern
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#85. The history of the church has been largely a history of "believers" refusing to believe in the way of the crucified Nazarene and instead giving in to the very temptations he resisted
power, relevancy, spectacle. - Author: Shane Claiborne
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#86. It's impossible not to be taken in by the spectacle of oneself, which is the biggest sin of the culture right now. - Author: Michael Tolkin
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#87. In his second Inaugural Address, on March 5, 1821, Monroe admitted at last to a general depression of prices, but only as a means of explaining the great decline in the federal revenue. Despite this, he asserted that the situation of America presented a 'gratifying spectacle.' - Author: Murray Rothbard
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#88. Most of 'Let the Great World Spin' is centered on the day in 1974 when Philippe Petit walked on a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center, creating an astonishing spectacle that intersects with the lives of many of the novel's multiple protagonists. - Author: Susan Barker
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#89. St. Michaels Mount is a favourite place of mine; people will walk across to the Mount all day and assume they will be able to walk home. The spectacle of hundreds of people realising that the path they walked over on is disappearing under several feet of water is very amusing. - Author: John Dyer
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#90. There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him. - Author: T. S. Eliot
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#91. What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support? - Author: James Madison
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#92. This is the twilight of the banks. It would be a more cheerful spectacle if we could envision the dawn of the institutions that will replace them - Author: Martin Mayer
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#93. I guess I've always been quite interested in the Situationists' ideas about urbanism and spectacle and how we move through life. - Author: Rirkrit Tiravanija
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#94. I am a spectacle, an anomaly even among the anomalies. - Author: Tahereh Mafi
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#95. Space--as landscape, terrain, spectacle, experience--has vanished. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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#96. lady spectators were left satisfied: the spectacle had been a rich one. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#97. I passed beyond the unreality of the thing represented, I entered crazily into the spectacle, into the image, taking into my arms what is dead, what is going to die ... - Author: Roland Barthes
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#98. I longed for nothing more than to behold a stormy sea, less as a mighty spectacle than as a momentary revelation of the true life of nature; - Author: Marcel Proust
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#99. Sport provides the spectacle, the metaphor, the religious ritual, the putty to fill the cracks in countless lives. - Author: Phillip Adams
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#100. Spectacle is the sun that never sets over the empire of modern passivity - Author: Guy Debord
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