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1. "Put kindness into action and you might just start a chain reaction!"
Author: Amey Hegde
2. "Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future."
Author: Aneurin Bevan
3. "When punk really started to happen, it was a reaction against the disco craze of the time."
Author: Anna Sui
4. "A revolutionary woman can't have no reactionary man."
Author: Assata Shakur
5. "Thats not what I mean." He seemed flustered. Very un Jack-like. "I just mean...What do I mean?""Are you asking me?"He nodded, now completely at a loss.I tilted my head, thrilled to see that even Jack could get flustered. "Maybe you mean, 'Hey Becks, you have such natural beauty, even without effort you shine like the stars.'"He stared at me and nodded slowly. Which was not the reaction I'd been expecting. For the first time since I'd known Jack, he looked...vulnerable. And I was the person who could hurt him. What was going on?"
Author: Brodi Ashton
6. "Nimrod began to understand that what he was experiencing was, in spite of its appearance of novelty, something which had existed before–many times before. His body began to recognize situations, impressions, and objects. In reality, none of there astonished him very much. Faced with new circumstances, he would dip into the fount of his memory, the deep-seated memory of the body, would search blindky and feverishly, and often find ready made within himself a suitable reaction: the wisdom of generations, deposited in his plasma, in his nerves. He found actions and decisions of which he had not been aware but which had been lying in wait, ready to emerge."
Author: Bruno Schulz
7. "I think I play center field better than I do anywhere else. I have enough speed and enough reaction to know where the ball goes off the bat."
Author: Bryce Harper
8. "Love. Sometimes it's not what you say. It's what you do and how you make one feel without the use of words. Sometimes words confirm your actions and cause a reaction without the use words."
Author: Carla Gipson Lizana
9. "I'm not trying to disrespect anybody by saying this - I'm not sure I feel any interaction with Asian America in any collective sense. - It's like, when you're telling me this right now, my reaction is, Really? Asian America knows about me?"
Author: Chad Hugo
10. "We work because it's a chain reaction, each subject leads to the next."
Author: Charles Eames
11. "She needs a new journal. The one she has is problematic. To get to the present, she needs to page through the past, and when she does, she remembers things, and her new journal entries become, for the most part, reactions to the days she regrets, wants to correct, rewrite."
Author: Dave Eggers
12. "When I was young and it was someone's birthday, I didn't have the money to buy nice presents so I would take my mom's camera and make a movie parody for whoever's birthday it was. When I'd show it them, they'd die laughing. That reaction was a high for me, and I loved that feeling."
Author: David Henrie
13. "I don't take reviews very seriously, but in their totality I think they are representative of how the audience feels, and of what their reaction is. There's always one guy who doesn't get it."
Author: David Zucker
14. "When the depths are upheld by the Holy Spirit, then the reaction is Christian."
Author: E. Stanley Jones
15. "But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening, approximately a third in the concert. I think it's a good balance. It will be very interesting to see the public's reaction. But i think when we'll play the very first new piece, we will be scared."
Author: Ed O'Brien
16. "Indifference is not exactly a reaction I'm used to from women. Frankly, it's a little hard to take. I feel my jaw clench…"
Author: Emma Chase
17. "Scriitorul trebuie sa fie un martor incoruptibil al timpului sau, cu curajul de a spune adevarul si de a se ridica impotriva autoritatii oficiale care, orbita de interesele proprii, pierde din vedere sacralitatea fiintei umane. El trebuie sa se pregateasca pentru a-si asuma ceea ce etimologia cuvantului "martor" ii arata: martiriul. Anevoios este drumul care il asteapta: cei puternici il vor califica drept comunist pentru ca pretinde dreptate pentru cei sarmani si infometati; comunistii il vor eticheta drept reactionar pentru ca reclama libertate si respect pentru persoana. In aceasta teribila dualitate va trai sfasiat si indurerat, dar va trebui sa se apere cu unghiile si cu dintii."
Author: Ernesto Sabato
18. "The nearer Christ comes to a heart, the more it becomes conscious of its guilt; it will then either ask for his mercy and find peace, or else it will turn against Him because it is not yet ready to give up its sinfulness. Thus He will separate the good from the bad, the wheat from the chaff. Man's reaction to this Divine Presence will be the test: either it will call out all the opposition of egotistic natures, or else galvanize them into a regeneration and a resurrection."
Author: Fulton J. Sheen
19. "All reaction is limited by, and dependant on, what it is reacting against."
Author: Gloria E. Anzaldúa
20. "Look, I'm a guy. Your ass was touching my groin. Of course I'm going to pop a boner. It's a natural reaction."
Author: Gwen Hayes
21. "You may call me selfish if you will, conservative or reactionary, or use any other harsh adjective you see fit to apply, but an American I was born, an American I have remained all my life."
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
22. "We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours."
Author: James Baldwin
23. "I tried to gauge the cop's reaction. I couldn't see a thing. His dark eyes could have been laughing at me, or considering how I would look when I got out of prison just in time to join the AARP."Interesting," he said. "You've broken a lot of laws tonight." Definitely laughing at me."
Author: Jennifer Echols
24. "...you are defined not by life's imperfect moments, but by your reaction to them."
Author: Jenny Lawson
25. "Some people come out going, I don't get it. And I don't quite know what they're trying to get, what they're struggling for. We have had the reaction where people leave the movie sort of uncomfortable and befuddled. Although that wasn't our intention."
Author: Joel Coen
26. "For there are two possible reactions to social ostracism - either a man emerges determined to be better, purer, and kindlier or he goes bad, challenges the world and does even worse things. The last is by far the commonest reaction to stigma."
Author: John Steinbeck
27. "I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff."
Author: Kathy Acker
28. "The intensity, glory, and absolute assuredness if my mind's flight made it very difficult for me to believe once i was better, that the illness was one i should willingly give up....moods are such an essential part of the substance of life, of one's notion of oneself, that even psychotic extremes in mood and behavior somehow can be seen as temporary, even understandable reactions to what life has dealt....even though the depressions that inevitably followed nearly cost me my life."
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
29. "I guess what led to me writing 'Holes' was having moved to Texas in 1991, and it was sort of my reaction to Texas."
Author: Louis Sachar
30. "Philosophy hasn't made any progress? - If somebody scratches the spot where he has an itch, do we have to see some progress? Isn't genuine scratching otherwise, or genuine itching itching? And can't this reaction to an irritation continue in the same way for a long time before a cure for the itching is discovered?"
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
31. "She had been taught in her girlhood to fondle and cherish those long-necked, sinuous creatures, the phrases of Chopin, so free, so flexible, so tactile, which begin by seeking their ultimate resting-place somewhere beyond and far wide of the direction in which they started, the point which one might have expected them to reach, phrases which divert themselves in those fantastic bypaths only to return more deliberately—with a more premediated reaction, with more precision, as on a crystal bowl which, if you strike it, will ring and throb until you cry aloud in anguish—to clutch at one's heart."
Author: Marcel Proust
32. "Jimmy found himself wishing to make a dent in Crake, get a reaction; it was one of his weaknesses, to care what other people thought of him."
Author: Margaret Atwood
33. "Mention the name George W. Bush in mixed company, and you're likely to spark a lot of debate and emotion - hot and cold, good and bad. Not a lot of neutral reaction. He was elected in the most controversial contest in American electoral history and governed during one of the most tumultuous decades."
Author: Mark McKinnon
34. "Is there anyone's life story you don't want to know?""Not really." His expression was unexpectedly serious. "Because people make a story of their lives.Gains, losses, tragedy and triumph—you can tell a lot about someone simply by what they put into eachcategory. You can learn a lot about what you put into each category by your reaction to them. Theyteach you about yourself without ever intending to do it—and they teach you a lot about life."
Author: Michelle Sagara West
35. "Just as there was a first instant when someone rubbed two sticks together to make a spark, there was a first time joy was felt, and a first time for sadness. For a while, new feelings were being invented all the time. Desire was born early, as was regret. When stubbornness was felt for the first time, it started a chain reaction, creating the feeling of resentment on the one hand, and alienation and loneliness on the other. It might have been a certain counterclockwise movement of the hips that marked the birth of ecstasy; a bolt of lightening that caused the feeling of awe. Contrary to logic, the feeling of surprise wasn't born immediately. It only came after people had enough time to get used to things as they were. And when enough time had passed, and someone felt the first feeling of surprise, someone, somewhere else, felt the first pang of nostalgia."
Author: Nicole Krauss
36. "Thinking of Macintosh's reaction to Veronica, Grant felt a wave of empathy. "Poor kid's going to be mooning like a puppy for a month. Did you have to smile at him?""Really,Grant.He can't be more than fifteen.""Old enough to break out in a sweat," he commented."Hormones," she murmured as she found Fairfield's sparse selection of wine. "They just need time to balance."Grant's gaze drifted down and focused as she bent over. "It should only take thirty or forty years," he muttered."
Author: Nora Roberts
37. "O. Hahn and F. Strassmann have discovered a new type of nuclear reaction, the splitting into two smaller nuclei of the nuclei of uranium and thorium under neutron bombardment. Thus they demonstrated the production of nuclei of barium, lanthanum, strontium, yttrium, and, more recently, of xenon and caesium. It can be shown by simple considerations that this type of nuclear reaction may be described in an essentially classical way like the fission of a liquid drop, and that the fission products must fly apart with kinetic energies of the order of hundred million electron-volts each."
Author: O. Hahn
38. "The critical reaction to 'Bloom' has been similar to 'Brick.' There are people on board with it and people who are not."
Author: Rian Johnson
39. "It's not the situation... It's your reaction to the situation."
Author: Robert Conklin
40. "It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph."
Author: Robert Frank
41. "Language is neither reactionary nor progressive; it is quite simply fascist; for fascism does not prevent speech, it compels speech."
Author: Roland Barthes
42. "If you get an infection, you get a fever; the fever is your body dealing with the infection. If you get traumatized, your mind and your brain have a reaction to that trauma. If you're not dreaming about it, something's probably wrong."
Author: Sebastian Junger
43. "The ideal of the 11th/17th century physicists was to be able to explain all physical reality in terms of the movement of atoms. This idea was extended by people like Descartes who saw the human body itself as nothing but a machine. Chemists tried to study chemical reaction in this light and reduce chemistry to a form of physics, and biologists tried to reduce their science to simply chemical reactions and then finally to the movement of physical particles. The idea of reductionsm which is innate to modern science and which was only fortified by the tehory of evolution could be described as the reduction fo the spirit to the psyche, the psyche to biological activity, life to lifeless matter and lifeless matter to purely quantitative particles or bundles of energy whose movements can be measured and quantified."
Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
44. "Do people always act this way around you? (Kiara)You should have seen the reactions when I wore a League uniform. Those were actually comical. Except for the ones who lost control of their bowels. Then it was just messy. (Nykyrian)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "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."
Author: T.F. Hodge
46. "I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime."
Author: Timothy Garton Ash
47. "It was also Hegel who established the view that the different philosophic systems that we find in history are to be comprehended in terms of development and that they are generally one-sided because they owe their origins to a reaction against what has gone before."
Author: Walter Kaufmann
48. "All adventure is now reactionary."
Author: William F. Buckley Jr.
49. "An important aspect of the current situation is the strong social reaction against suggestions that the home language of African American children be used in the first steps of learning to read and write."
Author: William Labov
50. "Biographer diagnoses reaction to restriction as a tell of true character. Some use even prison as a time of reflection and planning. Others, like Churchill, quickly chafe at missing interaction and opportunity."
Author: William R. Manchester

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