Words matter. These are the best Provocation Quotes from famous people such as Sergei Lavrov, Kirsten Powers, Patrick Chappatte, Jeremy Brett, Michel Houellebecq, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
With regards to the expansion of NATO, I see it as a mistake, even a provocation in a way.
Frankly, the idea that exposed legs are some sort of sexual provocation is an argument one would expect to hear from a religious fundamentalist, not a feminist.
Some felt as if ‘Charlie Hebdo’ was obsessed with its ‘Screw Allah’ stance. It’s a sort of provocation that caused a lot of debates.
The provocation with Holmes is the fact that he’s described by Doyle as a man without a heart – all brain… and that’s very difficult to play, or even indicate.
I admit that invective is one of my pleasures. This only brings me problems in life, but that’s it. I attack, I insult. I have a gift for that, for insults, for provocation. So I am tempted to use it.
Mammalian cells of all types disgorge prostaglandins at the slightest provocation, but the tissue content of prostaglandins is very low compared with the release.
I think the Eritrean government is aware that any full-scale invasion of Ethiopia along the lines of 1998 could turn out to be suicidal… And we will not respond to any provocation short of all-out invasion. We are already engaged in a much more fruitful war – against poverty.
‘Funny Games’ was conceived as a provocation. My other films are different. If people feel my other films are, or respond to them as provocation, then that’s quite different. ‘Funny Games’ is the only one of mine where my intention was to provoke the audience.
You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
One of the tragedies of modern times is that people have come to believe that something said by someone in the past, perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes, actually represents that person’s beliefs at the time.
All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.
Academic scientists aren’t generally interested in books for the public. So when one comes out, the authors can’t expect much praise from scientists. My goal both as a singer and an instructor is to educate through provocation and entertainment.
Some people think that my shows are just for shock value, but the provocation makes those classic pieces look different every six months. You don’t need to see the same gray suit every season. But surrounding it with 40 really interesting ideas makes it feel new.
Al Jazeera has abandoned even the semblance of a credible media outlet, and it broadcasts – both within Gaza and outside it, to the world – anti-Semitic incitement, lies, provocation, and encouragement to terrorists.