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Vengeance is the act of turning anger in on yourself. On the surface it may be directed at someone else, but it is a surefire recipe for arresting emotional recovery.
One thing I learned working at magazines was that if you couldn't get people to look at a page or a cover, then you were fired. It was all about how you create arresting works, and by arresting I mean stop people, even for a nano-second.
Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases.
Born on a mountain, raised in a cave. Arresting fugitives is all I crave.
Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela. The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed by arresting and jailing any who continue speaking against the regime.
It's made it easier to communicate important issues, but I wonder if connecting with millions of people online is ever as arresting to someone's attention as one man standing and screaming in front of City Hall.
Arresting and detaining these dangerous people can make sense, at least until a final decision is reached on their deportation. However, such detention must always be subject to time limits and court review.
A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it.
A good picture book should have events that are visually arresting - the pictures should call attention to what is happening in the story.
Chris Van Allsburg
Why does an iPhone cost only a couple hundred dollars? Because, as the stage performer Mike Daisey depicted in an arresting one-man show called 'The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,' Apple's shiniest products are made by a shadowy company in China called Foxconn.
Well, I'm not saying that we're solving every problem or arresting every person that ought to be arrested and deported, but we're doing a better job than has been done in the past.
I want every man on the force to try his best, his level best, to try to avoid arresting anyone. I know that this going to take great will power but try.
Novels often have leisurely openings; a TV drama needs an arresting opening.
Arresting development, attacking science, and glorifying poverty is not the answer to the vices that attend prosperity.
I see a really good tag on a building, a man passed out in the middle of the street, a couple hugging, a cop arresting a panhandler. I'm interested in how all these things are happening in one block.
I can think of no other experience quite like that of being 20 or so pages into a book and realizing that this is the real thing: a book that is going to offer the delicious promise of a riveting story, arresting language and characters that will haunt me for days.
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