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Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.
Eagles don't flock, you have to find them one at a time.
In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.
I am only a sparrow amongst a great flock of sparrows.
Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.
Tis a dainty thing to command, though twere but a flock of sheep.
Miguel de Cervantes
When someone comes along and expresses him or herself as freely as they think, people flock to it. They enjoy it.
I don't think the Internet has replaced cities in any significant way, nor really could it. Cities are dynamic - and deeply seductive for the people who flock there - because they broker all sorts of fantastic and useful connections, cultural and economic and social.
There is never going to be a substitute for face-to-face communication, but we have seen since the alphabet, to the telephone and now the Internet, that whenever people find a new way to communicate, they will flock to it.
In New York, if you weigh under 200 pounds and decline so much as a cookie at a co-worker's party, women will flock to your side, assuring you of your appealing physique. This is how skittish we are about the dangers of anorexia and the pressures of body image.
Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.
We have an uncanny ability to make birds do what we want them to do. In Blood Simple there's a shot from the bumper of a car and it's going up this road and a huge flock of birds takes off at the perfect moment.
We used to flock to watch gladiators, public torture and executions. In more recent times, our appetite for mortal violence has been sublimated in sports, photorealistic video games, film and literature.
Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock.
I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have undertaken this government.
If one bird foraging in a flock on the ground suddenly takes off, all other birds will take off immediately after, before they even know what's going on. The one who stays behind may be prey.
Frans de Waal
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void.
Ursula K. Le Guin
As people flock to urban centers where ground space is limited, cities with green walls and roofs and skyscraper farms offer improved health and well-being, renewable resources, reliable food supply, and relief to the environment.
If you've been told all your life that you're good-looking, people just flock around you and you never really have to try or have to learn an interesting craft, skill or hobby - or even have depth.
Before I had crossed the threshold of my church I was made to realize that I was shepherd of a divided flock.
Anna Howard Shaw
Kansas City, I would say, did more for jazz music, black music, than any other influence at all. Almost all their joints that they had there, they used black bands. Most musicians who amounted to anything, they would flock to Kansas City because that's the place where jobs were plentiful.
The whole idea of the suburbs was to create these family-friendly places where people could flock and have more control over their existences, and keep things very controlled and placid and keep outside forces at bay.
My duties are wider than those of the Pope. The Pope is only concerned with the spiritual welfare of his flock.
Aga Khan IV
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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