Top 55 Spectator Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Spectator Quotes from famous people such as Hilarie Burton, Manuel Puig, Andrew Neil, Gary Kemp, Jack Kevorkian, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I like the guy who reads. Being articulate is something

I like the guy who reads. Being articulate is something that’s very important to me. But you need to know how to chop wood and fix a car and do guy things. I didn’t grow up with spectators. Nobody was a spectator.
Hilarie Burton
If a spectator with a philosophical mind, somebody accustomed to reading books, gets the same kind of information in a movie, he might not fully understand it.
Manuel Puig
The Spectator’ has to be managed and people have to report. We all have bosses in this world and that’s true of ‘The Spectator’ too.
Andrew Neil
I think my younger self would be more amazed to know I was doing an interview for ‘The Spectator.’
Gary Kemp
The American people are sheep. They’re comfortable, rich, working. It’s like the Romans, they’re happy with bread and their spectator sports. The Super Bowl means more to them than any right.
Jack Kevorkian
I’ve watched us go out on penalties so often. I really thought we’d make it at Euro ’96, especially after Gazza’s goal against Scotland. I still go to every England game as a spectator.
John Motson
As a spectator, you get to watch everything, but I’d much rather be playing than watching. I’ll have time to watch later in my career.
Landon Donovan
I kept these games pretty intimate. You know, with this much money on the table, with this much risk, you wanted to make people feel safe. They don’t want to feel like they’re part of a spectator’s sport – well, the winners do, but the losers do not.
Molly Bloom
I was raised on John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee series. Something about this genre – hard-boiled-private-eye-with-heart-of-gold – never failed to take me away from whatever difficulties haunted my daily world to a wonderful land where I was no more than an enthralled spectator.
Alan Furst
I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to a football game as a spectator.
Bob Stoops
You cannot say, ‘Go! Go! Rah! Rah! Good move!’ People want some emotion. Chess is an art and not a spectator sport.
Garry Kasparov
The great thing for me is how Hitchcock uses guilt so well. He implicates the spectator in the character’s field, and you really feel it, and there’s incredible relief when it comes out right – if it does come out right.
Whit Stillman
With silent films, you’re better off avoiding irony, because the spectator is your accomplice. It’s this pact that leads to emotion being created.
Michel Hazanavicius
In the highly unlikely event that the ‘Telegraph’ was to be sold again, then ‘The Spectator’ doesn’t go with it.
Andrew Neil
Sometimes, I think ‘The Spectator’ is calculated to embarrass me.
Andrew Neil
To me, e-sports is like poker. Twenty years ago, if someone told you that poker was going to be a massive spectator sport, you’d be like, ‘What are you talking about,’ right?
Justin Kan
All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex and vital.
Oscar Wilde
If one has not influence to stem the torrent of popular delusion he is reduced to the melancholy part of a spectator in the midst of the ruin.
James L. Petigru
Good spectator sports share certain fundamentals. Their competitors battle head-to-head. Their winners are determined objectively: fastest runner, most points. They are refereed, not judged.
Alex Berenson
There are really two types of laughter on the part of the spectator. There is the laughter of recognition – which means seeing things you’re familiar with and laughing at yourself. But there’s also hysterical laughter – a way of dealing with the things we see that upset us.
Michael Haneke
Politics has become the great spectator sport of the United States.
James Carville
The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.
E. M. Forster
In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.
Jean Cocteau
‘Spectator Books’ is presented by the genial Sam Leith. Leith has a little catch in his delivery that quickly becomes addictive. It’s things like this that give podcasts their charm.
David Hepworth
How could I remain a spectator while Singapore faces such complex challenges? How could I not step forward when I know I have more to contribute to the country we all worked to build?
Tony Tan
In ‘Uthamaputhiran,’ ‘Velaiyilla Pattathari’ and ‘Yennai Arindhaal,’ I was a mute spectator to everything.
Someone knocks at the door of an apartment to borrow salt or sugar, people run into each other in the elevator, and in this way become inscribed in the spectator’s memory.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
I wrote an ITV drama in the 1960s, a satire on management theory that starred Leonard Rossiter. I’m also a poet and have had work in the ‘Spectator.’
Maurice Flanagan
I chose those films which I would like as a spectator. Then, I also look at the character and decide whether I will enjoy playing it as an actor.
Atul Kulkarni
David Blaine, I think, was the first TV magician to really turn the camera around and make it about the spectator’s experience. That’s really what magic is all about.
Michael Carbonaro
I’ve always been a ravenous consumer of opinion. When I was in my high school library and my college library, I would read ‘National Review’ and I would read ‘The Nation’ and I would read ‘The American Spectator’ and I would read ‘Mother Jones.’
Jake Tapper
You know it's a great story when you identify with the

You know it’s a great story when you identify with the main character to the point that you forget you’re a spectator or a reader.
Gaspar Noe
There is a risk women’s football becomes the most popular spectator sport that fans tune into every four years but are not interested in parting with their money to watch the same players on their doorstep.
Eniola Aluko
I grew up in a house where I was a spectator to the sport of cooking. In that way, I just learned so much about what it really takes to make food.
Alex Guarnaschelli
I have known Boris Johnson since 2004. I wrote the first big profile about him in the American press. I’ve been edited by him when he ran the Spectator. I know his family.
Michael Wolff
I think what HQ Trivia’s done is taken the old-school idea of a trivia show – a quiz show – which has been around since the dawn of television, even radio, and made it a participatory event versus a spectator sport.
Scott Rogowsky
Rasputin’s daughter understands the revolution. She would have been an outsider, a spectator in the royal family and to the revolution.
Kathryn Harrison
Celebrity’s a spectator sport. You have to feed it.
Keith Allen
As a filmmaker, I believe in trying to make movies that invite the audience to be part of the film; in other words, there are some films where I’m just a spectator and am simply observing from the front seat. What I try to do is draw the audience into the film and have them participate in what’s happening onscreen.
Peter Jackson
I see a lot of movies. I love films as a spectator, and that’s never obscured by the part of me that does the work myself. I just love going to the movies.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Democracy is not a spectator sport.
Mike Quigley
If ‘Spectator Business’ works, we will continue this brand extension strategy and look at everything from ‘Spectator Arts’ to ‘Spectator Style and Travel’ or ‘Spectator Connoisseur.’
Andrew Neil
Precisely because I’m a man who is attracted to women, there may be some things that I have to say as a spectator of feminine grace that women themselves may not be able to see.
William T. Vollmann
But there are times, as an actor, where you are like, ‘Although I am really sad that I did not get this, I am really, really excited to watch it and just be a spectator.’
Wunmi Mosaku
A writer is a spectator, looking at everything with a highly critical eye.
Bernard Malamud
I’m a huge music fan. I usually say that if I had been born with a musical inclination, it would’ve been great. The Beatles changed everything for me, and I wanted to be a journalist for ‘Rolling Stone.’ I’m a big music fan in a Cameron Crowe way, kind of in a spectator way.
Emma Stone
I’m exchanging molecules every 30 days with the natural world and in a spiritual sense I know I am a part of it and take my photographs from that emotional feeling within me, rather than from an emotional distance as a spectator.
Galen Rowell
I spoke to the ‘Wine Spectator’ because that’s PR; that’s how you sell wine.
Alain Wertheimer
No nude, however abstract, should fail to arouse in the spectator some vestige of erotic feeling, even if it be only the faintest shadow – and if it does not do so it is bad art and false morals.
Kenneth Clark
Asymmetric balance creates greater reader interest. Pleasure derived from observing asymmetrical arrangements lies partly in overcoming resistances, which, consciously or not, the spectator adjusts in his own mind.
Paul Rand
Like tens of thousands of others, I have been a spectator of, rather than a participator in, the activities – political, commercial, sociological, scientific – of the times in which I have lived.
John Burroughs
It’s a pity that I can never really enjoy my movies because, after the mixing, your capacity as a spectator just disappears. I have to think about what I felt just before the mixing.
Pedro Almodovar
Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is a difficult, hard, full-contact, participatory endeavor.
Cory Booker
In high school, I didn’t always relate to my friends. I was more of a spectator.
Gia Coppola
I wrote my first song, called Spectator,’ when I was 11.
Ananya Birla