Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.
– Hans Selye
The most compelling narrative, expressed in sentences with which I have no chemical reaction, or an adverse one, leaves me cold.
– Jhumpa Lahiri
I’m still astounded by some people’s reaction to things I consider quite normal.
– Jean Paul Gaultier
The gastric laboratory uses its protein ferment under an acid reaction.
– Ivan Pavlov
In minority communities there’s a sensitivity, often a knee-jerk reaction, to critical representations. There’s a misunderstanding of what an artist does.
– Junot Diaz
I’m very aware of the presence of a reader, and that probably is a reaction against a lot of poems that I do read which seem oblivious to my presence as a reader.
– Billy Collins
As an artist, I want a reaction.
– Chester Bennington
In the course of my stay there, I also showed how one could analyse the experimental kinetic curves for the reaction of haemoglobin with carbon dioxide or oxygen by simulations in the computer, and so fit the rate constants.
– Aaron Klug
We work because it’s a chain reaction, each subject leads to the next.
– Charles Eames
There has been so much underestimating of animal cognition that to perhaps overestimate it, as I probably do, is probably a healthy reaction.
– Frans de Waal
Every chemical reaction has a transition state.
– Derek Harold Richard Barton
Any reaction is better than none.
– Gavin Rossdale
The kiss always gets a hell of a reaction.
– Dominic West
I think there are some folks who don’t particularly like what I have to say, but on the whole, the reaction has been very positive.
– Daniel Woodrell
The miniskirt caused an extraordinarily powerful reaction. There were the people who hated it.
– Mary Quant
Postmodernism was a reaction to modernism. Where modernism was about objectivity, postmodernism was about subjectivity. Where modernism sought a singular truth, postmodernism sought the multiplicity of truths.
– Miguel Syjuco
The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
There is a broad range of reaction to the work, as there is a broad range of work I make.
– Jim Hodges
Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.
– Leon Trotsky
I have a really embarrassing reaction to horror films. I break out in a fever.
– Juliet Rylance
Why are all the artists so dead-set on distorting? It seems to be a reaction against photography, but I’m not sure.
– Marcel Duchamp
I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff.
– Kathy Acker
I’m petrified of bees because I have an anaphylactic reaction to bees.
– Joyce Giraud
There isn’t any art until some creature sees and consumes it. And has a reaction.
– Richard Artschwager
It’s not the situation… It’s your reaction to the situation.
– Robert Conklin
We all know the Indians were colonized by the Europeans, but every colonized Indian has been colonized by the Indian reaction to colonization.
– Sherman Alexie
Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.
– Reinhold Niebuhr
The starship thing is really political action and reaction, the natural outgrowth of Volunteers.
– Paul Kantner
Everything is a reaction.
– Robyn Hitchcock
It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.
– Robert Frank