Quotation Explorer - 'Spectacle'

Life is not a spectacle or feast; it is a predicament. - George Santayana
The spectacle is at the same time the mirage of self in the mirror of things. - Paul Ricœur
Le spectacle est la principale production de la société actuelle. - Guy Debord
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. - Ufuoma Apoki
However, in this city (San Francisco) that prides itself in being so progressive, it feels like we need to go back and master something both simple as well as incredibly complex each other. We can learn to embrace our differences without making them a joke or a spectacle. - Crystal Sykes
Beware of crossing your arms in the sterile attitude of the spectator, because life is not a spectacle, because a a sea of sorrows is not a proscenium, because a man who screams is not a dancing bear. - Aimé Césaire
Le spectacle est le mauvais rêve de la société moderne enchaînée, qui n'exprime finalement que son désir de dormir. Le spectacle est le gardien de ce sommeil. - Guy Debord
Le but n'est rien, le développement est tout. Le spectacle ne veut en venir à rien d'autre qu'à lui-même. - Guy Debord
I am a dreamer; Dreams are one's reflection, a coherent plan for action is the only spectacle to see the reality of my dreams. - Unarine Ramaru
Past and future monopolize the poet’s sensory and intellectual faculties, detached from the immediate spectacle. These two philtres become utterly clear the moment one stops being hypnotized by the cloudy precipitate constituted by the world of today. - André Breton
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. - John Lennon
RECRUIT, n. A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait. Fresh from the farm or factory or street, His marching, in pursuit or in retreat, Were an impressive martial spectacle Except for two impediments -- his feet. Thompson Johnson - Ambrose Bierce
There can be no fairer spectacle than that of a man, who combines the possession of moral beauty in his soul with outward beauty of form, corresponding and harmonizing with the former, because the same great pattern enters both. - Plato
He will essentially follow the language of the spectacle, for it is the only one he is familiar with. - Guy Debord
On ne peut opposer absraitement le spectacle et l'activité sociale effective. - Guy Debord
Life is not a spectacle or a feast: it is a predicament. - George Santayana
Believe in truth. To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights. - Timothy Snyder
Le spectacle est la reconstruction matérielle de l'illusion religieuse. - Guy Debord
Who was it who said something about the Indians being argumentative, good soul, let him come to Haridwar and meet this bunch. Good for him too, if he adapts with age; for if after fifty you don't live the aspirations of the young, go away. Who needs spectacle snails salivating on the Soma of youth? - Aporva Kala
The act of copulation is like that of picking the nose. It's all right to be doing it yourself but it is a singularly unattractive spectacle for the onlooker. - Roald Dahl
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