Quotation Explorer - 'Provoke'

Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for truth. - Barbra Streisand
Works of art imitate and provoke other works of art, the process is the source of art itself. - Edward Hirsch
Don't try to provoke me, you won't win because of few words... I will be just quite because you are under my level! - Deyth Banger
A good story should provoke discussion, debate, argument...and the occasional bar fight. - J. Michael Straczynski
In this world one must be like everybody else if he doesn't want to provoke scorn or envy or jealousy. - Mark Twain
To inquire into the intricacies of a distant landscape, then, is to provoke thoughts about one’s own interior landscape, and the familiar landscapes of memory. The land urges us to come around to an understanding of ourselves. - Barry López
Silence is the best reply to those who provoke you. Smile is like icing on the cake. - Saru Singhal
When others try to provoke (instigate) you and you don’t get provoked, it is known as a spiritual victory. - Dada Bhagwan
A church that does not provoke any crisis, preach a gospel that does not unsettle, proclaim a word of Godthat does not get under anyone's skin or a word of God that does not touch the real sin of the society in whichit is being proclaimed: what kind of gospel is that? - Oscar A. Romero
Those who try to give us advice on matters of human rights do nothing but provoke an ironic smile among us. We will not permit anyone to interfere in our affairs.
Art does not exist only to entertain -- but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for the truth. - Barbra Streisand
At length the grandeur of the mountains becomes monotonous; with familiarity, the landscape ceases to provoke awe and wonder and the traveller sees the alps with the indifferent eye of those who always live there. - Angela Carter
Comedy should provoke! It should blast through prejudices, challenge preconceptions; comedy should always leave you different than when it found you. - Duckman (Jason Alexander)
Though music oft hath such a charm to make bad good, and good provoke to harm. - William Shakespeare
To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature. - Ernst Fischer
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