Reactions Quotes

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

Steve Maraboli
“You have the ability to choose your reactions.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Thus the man who is responsive to artistic stimuli reacts to the reality of dreams as does the philosopher to the reality of existence; he observes closely, and he enjoys his observation: for it is out of these images that he interprets life, out of these processes that he trains himself for life.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols / The Anti-Christ

Shannon L. Alder
“The only people that can't handle the truth are those that suffer so much anxiety that they will live in denial, in order to prevent their illusion from being destroyed and feeling more anxiety.”
Shannon L. Alder

Tony Attwood
“When the anger is intense, the person with Asperger's syndrome may be in a 'blind rage' and unable to see the signals indicating that it would be appropriate to stop. Feelings of anger can also be in response in situations where we would expect other emotions. I have noted that sadness may be expressed as anger.”
Tony Attwood

“Successfully functioning in a society with diverse values, traditions and lifestyles requires us to have a relationship to our own reactions rather than be captive of them. To resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly familiar, and wrong or false, that which is only strange.”
Robert Kegan

T.F. Hodge
“When spontaneous demoralizing thoughts seep into your conscience, don't trip...allowing them to fester. These are random tests of your conviction and determination. Large or small, your reaction to such intrusions is a defining moment for which no one else, but you, can mitigate.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Tove Ditlevsen
“It bothers me a lot that I don’t seem to own any real feelings anymore, but always have to pretend that I do by copying other people’s reactions. It’s as if I’m only moved by things that come to me indirectly. I can cry when I see a picture in the newspaper of an unfortunate family that’s been evicted, but when I see the same ordinary sight in reality, it doesn’t touch me. I’m moved by poetry and lyrical prose, now as always – but the things that are described leave me completely cold. I don’t think very much of reality.”
Tove Ditlevsen, Childhood

Jeremy Aldana
“If you are upset with another’s words towards you; be cautious of your reactions, for you are only meant to be a sounding-board for his soul”
Jeremy Aldana

Tamar Cohen
“Can an absence of action be construed as a negative action?”
Tamar Cohen, The Mistress's Revenge

Jeremy Aldana
“We question ourselves through others by way of stories, advice, and gestures; and we receive our answers form listening to others reactions”
Jeremy Aldana

George Saunders
“The mind, it occurs to me, is an engine. There is an ambient mode in which the mind sits idling, before there is information. Some minds idle in a kind of dreading crouch, waiting to be offended. Others stand up straight, eyes slightly wide, expecting to be pleasantly surprised. Some minds, imagining the great What Is Out There, imagine it intends doom for them; others imagine there is something out there that may be suffering and in need of their help.

Which is right?



Maybe all of our politics is simply neurology writ large. Maybe there are a finite number of idling modes. Maybe there are just two broad modes, and out of this fact comes our current division.”
George Saunders, The Braindead Megaphone

“We have the right to accept or reject people’s behavior without having to offer an explanation. If they do not feel the need to justify their actions, then there is no need for us to justify our reactions.”
Nadine Sadaka Boulos

Abhishek Ratna
“Every day try to convert your reactions to responses. Reactions are always instinctive, whereas responses are always well thought of, just and right to save a situation from going out of hands, to avoid cracks in relationship, to avoid taking decisions in anger, anxiety, stress or hurry.”
Abhishek Ratna, small wins BIG SUCCESS: A handbook for exemplary success in post Covid19 Outbreak Era

Stacey Swann
“Our reactions to most things are muddier than we admit. Yours don't have to be all good or all evil. They just are what they are.

[Cole Doherty, to June Briscoe]”
Stacey Swann, Olympus, Texas

Carol  Anderson
“When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we've actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless.

Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength or seek to slash the government payrolls that have long served as sources of black employment. It goes virtually unnoticed, however, because white rage doesn't have to take to the streets and face rubber bullets to be heard. Instead, white rage carries an aura of respectability and has access to the courts, police, legislatures, and governors, who cast its efforts as noble, though they are actually driven by the most ignoble motivations.

White rage recurs in American history. It exploded after the Civil War, erupted again to undermine the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision, and took on its latest incarnation with Barack Obama's ascent to the White House. For every action of African American advancements, there's a reaction, a backlash.”
Carol Anderson, The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race

Steven Redhead
“Any form of manipulation gives the perpetrator a sense of superiority from being able to control the reaction of others.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is A Circus

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Charles Dickens
“There are strings in the human heart that had best not be vibrated.”
Charles Dickens

Clare Mackintosh
“Our reactions are shaped by the people around us, by the way they behave toward us.

[Mina Holbrook]”
Clare Mackintosh, Hostage

Darcy Luoma
“It’s no coincidence that this model is called Thoughtfully Fit. The goal is to be more thoughtful—to do more thinking—about your actions, reactions, and interactions. Thoughtfully Fit asks you to override some of your default thoughts and behaviors.”
Darcy Luoma, Thoughtfully Fit: Your Training Plan for Life and Business Success

Laura van den Berg
“How much time do we spend considering the reactions of our actions, the way one disaster can give way to another, like mud sliding down a mountain in springtime?”
Laura van den Berg, Find Me

“Powerful people become powerless when you stop responding to their actions.”
Anuj Jasani

Maggie Nelson
“We live, after all, in the present: the present is inevitably the context for our reaction and response, and it matters. Yet one of art’s most compelling features is how it showcases the disjuncts between the time of composition, the time of dissemination, and the time of consideration—disjuncts that can summon us to humility and wonder. Such temporal amplitude understandably falls out of favor in politically polarized times, in which the pressure to make clear “which side you’re on” can be intense. New attentional technologies (aka the internet, social media) that feed on and foster speed, immediacy, reductiveness, reach, and negative affect (such as paranoia, anger, disgust, distress, fear, and humiliation) exacerbate this pressure.”
Maggie Nelson, On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint

Yi Mun-Yol
“To this day, I have a hard time accepting people who suddenly convert from one region to another, or people who suddenly change their ideology, especially when they rant and rave in front of others.”
Yi Mun-Yol, Our Twisted Hero

“Ideas are dying..

Inspirations come and go..

But only actions can bring forth reActions!”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Ayn Rand described Hayek’s book as “pure poison”; Frank Chodorov “thought the program verged on intellectual cowardice”; libertarian economist Walter Block was probably not alone in thinking him only “a weak and conflicted supporter of the market”; and Hans-Hermann Hoppe referred to “Hayek’s social-democratic theory of government”.”
Bruce Caldwell, Hayek: A Life, 1899–1950

“Ideas are birthed everyday, many die on the road

Inspirations come and go..

But only actions can bring forth results and re-actions!”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Patricia Highsmith
“If she ever had an impulse to tell Carol, the words dissolved before she began, in fear and in her usual mistrust of her own reactions, the anxiety that her reactions were like no one else's, and that therefore not even Carol could understand them.”
Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

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