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It might be useful to be able to predict war. But tension does not necessarily lead to war, but often to peace and to denouement.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Whatever tension is on set can end up on your face.
Well, certainly I don't think that there are very many good writers who don't live without a sense of tension. If they haven't got one immediately available to them, then they usually manage to manufacture it in their private lives.
John le Carre
The breakthrough innovations come when the tension is greatest and the resources are most limited. That's when people are actually a lot more open to rethinking the fundamental way they do business.
There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong.
When I had just started 'Cheers,' my nerves were ajangle, to put it mildly. I was absolutely terrified. What you're learning is to not show the fear, and to ultimately overcome it so that the level of relaxation is commensurate with the level of tension.
All I try to do is create an atmosphere that seems comfortable enough, that it removes tension and everyone feels free. If they feel free then behaviour happens, small moments happen and that's what ultimately works the best for me.
I believe our emotional tension can manifest itself physically.
Believing that no one is better than the other. You know I grew up in the South. My senior year there was a very big racial tension.
My childhood was marked by a tension between privilege on the one hand and emotional dysfunction on the other.
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
If you're doing an interview, you need conversational tension. After you talk to them, you're not going to have a relationship with them, they're not going to like you, they're not going to be your friend.
Botox not only helps with wrinkles, it actually makes you feel more relaxed as frowning causes tension.
Right now, politics follows the rules of talk radio - using conflict, tension, fear, and resentment to find new recruits.
No expectations, no tension between goals and performance, no outrage, resolve or intention, no action, no results. There's only one way to get a government - and a nation - to stop drifting to low performance. That's to wake up and insist on higher standards.
I grew up in the suburbs, a calm suburb, without tension, with working-class and middle-class people mixed together.
Cities produce in me melancholy or a tension I don't need.
If you don't generate tension in the film to begin with... you can't really make a purse out of a sow's ear, you know.
The job of a journalist is to find out stuff. The job of the government - sometimes - is to keep stuff secret. There's a natural tension there.
I used to build up to sensation, accumulating tension until it released a perceptual experience.
I hoped the dramatic power of the play would rest on that tension between elegant structure - the underlying plan is that you see the first and last meeting of every couple in the play - and inelegant emotion.
Good stories are driven by conflict, tension, and high stakes.
I didn't like the nervous tension of being a public person.
In business, there are times when you disagree, and sometimes it turns out that you're just plain wrong. Humor takes away tension and helps you realize you're wrong.
The secret at the heart of 'The Memory Keeper's Daughter' is something everybody, except for some of the characters, knows in Chapter 1. Some of the narrative tension comes from that distance between what the readers know and what the characters know.
In California, there is a strong tension between north and south.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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