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Your humble critic confesses that he has been wrestling with ‘weight issues’ since leaving college lo these, uh, several years ago, so it’s hard to be receptive to the moralistic scolding and patronizing encouragement offered endlessly by the allegedly well-meaning.
In documentary filmmaking, there’s a tradition of telling stories about victims. We often do that from a very patronizing place, but mostly we do it from a very selfish place, to reassure ourselves that our lives are in sympathy and solidarity with the victims.
Donald Trump won, or he got the majority of the electoral votes, a large majority. I think it would be patronizing to say that the majorities of people in Florida and Ohio, smaller majorities in Wisconsin and Michigan, that they voted for him because they were misled by something on Facebook.
Why do people who consider themselves good communicators often fail to actually hear each other? Often it’s due to a mismatch of styles: To someone who prefers to vent, someone who prefers to explain seems patronizing; explainers experience venters as volatile.
He has such a patronizing tone and manner, and such a sarcastic sense of humor. I found him rather brutal, a kind of elegant brutality which appealed. No, I think he came pretty much off the page.
It’s this patronizing thing that people have about if you’re against the war, everyone’s lumped together. You know, the soldiers are not scholars; they’re not war experts.
It seems to me that many of the belligerent Jewish movements that were built upon hatred of Arabs – and I’m not only talking about Lieberman, but within the Likud as well – grew out of the patronizing socialist attitude that said, ‘They’ll be there, and we’ll be here.’
People are patronizing the theatres with renewed enthusiasm – there is an entire picnic-like attitude when families go out to see movies, which is a very good sign. They want to see larger-than-life characters on the big screen and not just watch movies on television or on DVDs.
Fairy tales, before they were sanitized, were very dark, and kids love that. ‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman feels like Beckett for kids. I think there’s plenty of room for that. And I think there’s a danger of being too patronizing to children, having things too sanitized.
Blacks who have not succumbed to the victim culture have been, are, and will be doing quite well – all on their own, without handouts, affirmative action, and other patronizing measures.
I’m trying to encourage more women to be themselves, rather than what men want them to be. I don’t believe in patronizing either sex.
Accomplishment is such a patronizing, dangerous word, isn’t it? I haven’t really accomplished anything. The most accomplished thing I’ve done is to have lived this long – 81.
Look, I think if you talk down to a kid or aim specifically at a kid, most kids aren’t gonna like it, really, because most kids can feel when you are being patronizing.
Attacking the indecency of life in much of the Southern Hemisphere is no longer a matter of grace, of charity, of patronizing kindness. It is a matter of intense self-interest.
The me you see on stage is largely a construct, based on me at my worst, my most annoying, my most petty, and my most patronizing.
This guy Simon Helberg, who’s in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins,’ I might have been vaguely patronizing to him because he hadn’t done films before. Gradually, you realize, not only is the guy a much bigger star than me, he’s maybe the richest man I’ve ever met.
Sometimes I find some movies patronizing, which I feel is the ultimate crime.
Many people have been pontificating, and patronizing, and moralizing, and scapegoating, saying you Greeks, you are the problem. I would say we Greeks have a problem. We are not the problem.
To single out a particular group and say we can’t make a joke about them is almost a form of prejudice and it’s kind of patronizing.
Californians don’t have that marvelous British cynicism, but then the British can be so patronizing at times.