I feel I should never do passive characters. They don't work for me.
Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.
Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture. But music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I'm concerned.
When I produce a record, I roll up my sleeves; I'm not one of those passive guys. I really get in there and make sure every note is measured. I tell the bass player, 'You have to play it like this,' or I tell the drummer, 'It's got to be like this.'
Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
A president cannot sit on his hands and be seen as passive in the face of ruthless action by a foreign dictator.
My mother wasn't strong like my aunt. She was just very passive.
Refuse to be a lazy Christian, and resist a passive, apathetic attitude.
I'm not a passive person by any stretch of the imagination.
If workers are more insecure, that's very 'healthy' for the society, because if workers are insecure, they won't ask for wages, they won't go on strike, they won't call for benefits; they'll serve the masters gladly and passively. And that's optimal for corporations' economic health.
I think you can't be passive in making this film - or in watching it.
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