So generation after generation of men in love with pain and passivity serve out their time in the Zone, silent, redolent of faded sperm, terrified of dying, desperately addicted to the comforts others sell them, however useless, ugly or shallow, willing to have life defined for them by men whose only talent is for death.
A producer is a saboteur who tries to infiltrate the passivity of viewers and to create impressions that are lasting.
As deep as their outfield was playing there, you've got to take a shot to score there. I'd rather make an error of aggression than passivity.
You enter a state of controlled passivity, you relax your grip and accept that even if your declared intention is to justify the ways of God to man, you might end up interesting your readers rather more in Satan.
The wrestlers are much more aware of where they are on the mat and it makes them do more wrestling in the center of the mat. The new rules are designed to promote more aggressive wrestling. The new rules are also less subjective. We no longer have the caution of passivity call.
Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheep like passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving.
Between an uncontrolled escalation and passivity, there is a demanding road of responsibility that we must follow.
I find it hard to believe these actions could have taken place without a degree of collaboration or passivity by governments or services operating under them. I am thinking of the secret services.
Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.
Non violent action, the Negro saw, was the way to supplement, not replace, the progress of change. It was the way to divest himself of passivity with arraying himself in vindictive force.
Too often in the past, U.S. leaders have forced Israel to pay the price for American strategic interests in the Middle East - through concessions in the peace process as well as passivity in the face of Iraqi attacks.