Provoke Related Quotes



Disobedience that is wholly civil should never provoke retaliation.

Mahatma Gandhi


You can't provoke, you can't insult the faith of others, you can't make fun of faith,

Pope Francis


“To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.”

Ernst Fischer


One of the chief values reading history, this is the author, is its capacity to "provoke renegade thoughts".

Andrew Roberts


I think a writer's job is to provoke questions. I like to think that if someone's read a book of mine, they've had - I don't know what - the literary equivalent of a shower. Something that would start them thinking in a slightly different way, perhaps. That's what I think writers are for.

Doris Lessing


Value judgments have value only to the extent that they provoke opposition.

Marty Rubin


It's enough for a small betrayal, a distancing, an affirmation of independence to provoke wrath, fear and also hatred from the adult. How many husbands and boyfriends kill the woman they say they love because she has decided to leave. It's in the news every day.

Dacia Maraini


It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicideâ??plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Teaching is a creative profession, not a delivery system. Great teachers do [pass on information], but what great teachers also do is mentor, stimulate, provoke, engage.

Ken Robinson


Most experiences provoke a transformation in you. So, when you live something, live it fully because you never know when this is going to happen again and not only that, if it even happens again, it will not have the same impact.

Paulo Coelho