Bystanders quotes

  • There are no bystanders in a dharmayudh - it is a holy war.
    -- Amish Tripathi

    #War #Bystanders #Holy

  • Don't sit back and be a bystander of your own life
    -- Caprice Crane


  • Why not allow patrons to comment on directors' decisions, vote on costume design, listen to dancers' conversations, volunteer to help out in ways beyond just writing a check? They can see themselves as co-producers, not just bystanders.
    -- Chris Elam

    #Writing #Bystanders #Volunteer

  • There are no innocent civilians, so it doesn't bother me so much to be killing innocent bystanders.
    -- Curtis LeMay

    #Bystanders #Killing #Innocent

  • She has always been a bystander in family destruction, never realizing she herself possessed the capacity to inflict it.
    -- Curtis Sittenfeld

    #Bystanders #Realizing #Destruction

  • Like secondhand smoke, the leakage of emotions can make a bystander an innocent casualty of someone else's toxic state.
    -- Daniel Goleman

    #Bystanders #Toxic #Emotion

  • I don't consider myself to be a crusader of any sort. I was bystander to a certain number of newspaper crusades. They end badly, in terms of being either fraudulent or by inspiring legislations that makes things worse. So, I regard myself as someone coming to the campfire with the truest possible narrative he can acquire.
    -- David Simon

    #Bystanders #Numbers #Narrative

  • If I sit next to a madman as he drives a car into a group of innocent bystanders, I can't, as a Christian, simply wait for the catastrophe, then comfort the wounded and bury the dead. I must try to wrestle the steering wheel out of the hands of the driver.
    -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    #Christian #Bystanders #Hands

  • He was breakfasting in the marketplace, and the bystanders gathered round him with cries of " dog ." "It is you who are dogs," cried he, "when you stand round and watch me at my breakfast.
    -- Diogenes

    #Dog #Bystanders #Watches

  • Bring the viewer to your side, include him in your thought. He is not a bystander. You have the power to increase his perceptions and conceptions.
    -- Dorothea Lange

    #Bystanders #Your Side #Perception

  • What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander.
    -- Elie Wiesel

    #Hurt #Bystanders #Silence

  • I didn't want to get into acting just to play bystanders. I feel a bystander enough in my own life. And I do think that theatre can contribute to a certain analysis and commentary on our own world.
    -- Elliot Cowan

    #Thinking #Bystanders #Play

  • From the Latin word "imponere", base of the obsolete English "impone" and translated as "impress" in modern English, Nordic hackers have coined the terms "imponator" (a device that does nothing but impress bystanders, referred to as the "imponator effect") and "imponade" (that "goo" that fills you as you get impressed with something - from "marmelade", often referred as "full of imponade", always ironic).
    -- Erik Naggum

    #Latin #Bystanders #Ironic

  • All male animals, including men, when they are in love, are apt to behave in ways that seem ludicrous to bystanders.
    -- Francis Galton

    #Animal #Men #Bystanders

  • Business leaders cannot be bystanders.
    -- Howard Schultz

    #Bystanders #Leader

  • There are moments in our lives when we summon the courage to make choices that go against reason, against common sense and the wise counsel of people we trust. But we lean forward nonetheless because, despite all risks and rational argument, we believe that the path we are choosing is right and best thing to do. We refuse to be bystanders, even if we do not know exactly where our actions will lead.
    -- Howard Schultz

    #Wise #Believe #Bystanders

  • I could've just walked away but I never could have forgiven myself to allow Starbucks to drift into mediocrity or not be relevant. I just couldn't be a bystander.
    -- Howard Schultz

    #Bystanders #Mediocrity #Starbucks

  • New York is a wonderful place to shoot. The bystanders are great. They are enthusiastic. They respect the process, and you get the energy of the city.
    -- Jane Curtin

    #New York #Bystanders #Cities

  • I've never had Internet access. Actually, I have looked at things on other people's computers as a bystander. A few times in my life I've opened email accounts, twice actually, but it's something I don't want in my life right now.
    -- Jhumpa Lahiri

    #Bystanders #People #Email

  • Yes, the investor is often his own worst enemy. Yes, the marketing colossus known as the mutual fund industry provides the weaponry which enables investors' to indulge their suicidal instincts. No, the fund industry was hardly an innocent bystander in the market boom and the subsequent carnage. "We have met the enemy and he is us" . . . all of us.
    -- John C. Bogle

    #Suicidal #Bystanders #Marketing

  • I used to wonder why God used a prop like the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil to inflict guilt on Adam&Eve, until I realized it could have been a steak or a plate of fries or a bagel. Anything. Making people feel guilty is a staple of religion and society in general. It works. And if you can transfer guilt from a real criminal to an innocent bystander, you've really got something going. It's a magic stage trick that can make a career.
    -- Jon Rappoport

    #Real #Bystanders #Careers

  • It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. He appeals to the universal desire to see, hear, and speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of pain. The victim demands action, engagement, and remembering.
    -- Judith Lewis Herman

    #Pain #Bystanders #Evil

  • Captain Crawford didn't like the idea of any kind of murder, but he went at it patiently and honestly and with none of the stupidity and bombast and rubber-hose techniques that Los Angeles crime fiction writers had led me to expect. I'd gotten the impression that unless a gifted amateur in love with the lady got himself almost beaten to a pulp and practically inside the lethal gas chamber before he unmasked the venal and brutalized constabulary, any innocent bystander they could get their hands on was a gone duck.
    -- Leslie Ford

    #Bystanders #Hands #Ideas

  • Now that I think about it, maybe he is a werewolf. I can picture him lunging over the moors in hot pursuit of his prey, and I'm certain that he wouldn't think twice about eating an innocent bystander. I'll watch him closely at the next full moon. He's asked me to go dancing tomorrow--perhaps I should wear a high collar. Oh, that's vampires, isn't it? I think I am a little giddy. (After meeting Mr. Markham V. Reynolds, Jr.)
    -- Mary Ann Shaffer

    #Moon #Thinking #Bystanders

  • There's an inverse relationship between my temper and my ability to control my accent. If you hear me say 'Fiddledeedee', run for the hills, because I'm getting ready to take out bystanders.
    -- Molly Harper

    #Running #Bystanders #Hills

  • The proponents of UFOs offer up impressive quantities of principally eyewitness data, which although largely subjective and circumstantial in nature, is nevertheless quite intriguing.... Many of the high-quality sighting reports involve certain objective aspects, which, to an open-minded bystander, are quite impressive.
    -- Peter Davenport

    #Data #Bystanders #Quality

  • Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic act is also decent, and causes the place and the bystanders to shine.
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    #God #Bystanders #Shining

  • One of the ill effects of cruelty is that it makes the bystanders cruel.
    -- Sir Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet

    #Animal #Bystanders #Cruelty

  • In reviewing the history of the English Government, its wars and its taxes, a bystander, not blinded by prejudice nor warped by interest, would declare that taxes were not raised to carry on wars, but that wars were raised to carry on taxes.
    -- Thomas Paine

    #War #Government #Bystanders

  • There are no innocent bystanders ... what are they doing there in the first place?
    -- William S. Burroughs

    #Bystanders #Firsts #Innocent

  • I come from a people who gave the Ten Commandments to the world. Time has come to strenghten them by three additional ones, which we ought to adopt and commit ourselves to: thou shall not be a perpetrator; thou shall not be a victim; and thou shall never, but never, be a bystander.
    -- Yehuda Bauer

    #Bystanders #People #Holocaust

  • The horror of the Holocaust is not that it deviated from human norms; the horror is that it didn't. What happened may happen again, to others not necessarily Jews, perpetrated by others, not necessarily Germans. We are all possible victims, possible perpetrators, possible bystanders.
    -- Yehuda Bauer

    #Bystanders #Holocaust #May

  • And Thou shalt never, but never be a bystander.
    -- Yehuda Bauer


  • History is said to be written by the victors. Fiction, by contrast, is largely the work of injured bystanders.
    -- Edna O'Brien

    #Bystanders #Fiction #Said

  • It's so much harder to recreate something than it is to shoot at the actual place. It's not without its problems. You've got a lot of bystanders and security issues, but it's always a lot easier and a lot more fun to shoot at the actual location.
    -- Jon Turteltaub

    #Fun #Bystanders #Issues

  • Sometimes the spirit is playing you. I call it following the will of the music, and when that feeling shows up, you just go with it. It's almost like I'm a bystander. I'm watching this happening, and it's not a mental process. It's just spontaneous.
    -- Charlie Musselwhite

    #Bystanders #Feelings #Spirit

  • There are still many homeless trans folk wandering the streets. They are still harassed on the street by bystanders and police officers. We still face many administrative hurdles in every aspect of our lives. If anything, things are actually getting harder for us, because now there are people who are using our visibility as an excuse to say that we are already receiving fair and honest treatment, when the reality is that we are still in bad shape as a community.
    -- Chelsea Manning

    #Reality #Bystanders #People

  • I live for those rare and delicious moments when the words on the page take off and I am the bystander, watching as the tale shows me what will happen next.
    -- Robert Reed

    #Bystanders #Pages #Next

  • To a bystander like me, those who made 190 million pounds deliberately underselling the shares of HBOS, in spite of its very strong capital base, and drove it into the bosom of Lloyds TSB Bank, are clearly bank robbers and asset strippers.
    -- John Sentamu

    #Strong #Bystanders #Hbo