At last you begin moving your lips and talking to yourself, and sometimes you wave one hand and declaim
, and at last stand still in the middle of the road.
to the prisoners that the war will be over in a week and that he knows exactly why they are fighting this devastating war, brother against brother.
My favourite religious joke starts with the cleaner in a synagogue who is greatly impressed when the Rabbi sweeps in past him, goes to the front, flings out his arms and declaims
, "Lord, have mercy on me who am nothing", and then proceeds to mutter prayers.
An ancient Chinese curse declaims
'May you live in interesting times.' With the world-wide recession, seemingly endless wars, global pandemics, widening gaps between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots', political scandals, talk radio demagogues, environmental degradations, a shrinking middle-class, and an increasing social alienation, it seems like today we all live under some version of that declaration.
The artist usually declaims
a fragmented text composed of quotations from various sources, her intonations suggesting an unmistakable pathos, while she plays a synthesizer and occasionally hits the floor with a hammer or blinds the audience with a flashlight.
He discusses the problems of "monitoring the supply chain," declaims
on McDonald's "holistic approach," and often refers to his area of expertise as "waste management" It's easy to imagine how this kind of talk would make "speaking the same language" a near-literal as well as figurative problem in pow-wows with greens.
I picked Portia because I was a Shakespeare fan [Portia is the character in The Merchant of Venice who famously declaims
, "The quality of mercy is not strain'd / It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven."].
Curiously, while Clarke loudly declaims
against the Bush administration's lies and coverups, he displays no similar zeal for the truth about the Clinton administration's OKC deceptions.
For The Match, Hay worked daily for a month with four arresting performers, inventing a brilliantly eccentric dance for each: Wally Cardona's release sensibility is powered by Juilliard-trained technique; Mark Lorimer declaims
like all eager poet with a mouthful of pebbles; Chrysa Parkinson twitches long, spidery limbs; and Ros Warby is a crunchy-granola seductress.
A peace dove perched on his shoulder and a halo suspended over him, Uncle Sam declaims
from a book on ethics.
As a businessman in the film declaims
: "art sets the stage; let the economy perform on it".
"I have not killed the nightingale," the poet declaims
. And when the hammer, the clavier, titanic indifference, or Richter's virile scales do not work, a glass of wine and silence may.
While his wife prays for his soul, Loomis declaims
against Christianity's false pledge to alleviate the suffering of African Americans.
The message of Mexican Oscar Urrutia Lazo's debut -- that modern life is beginning to separate us irredeemably from our cultural roots -- is always worth repeating, but "Terminal Rite" declaims
it in an over-earnest and convoluted way.
Composed in response to the death of Stalin in 1953, it declaims
Shostakovich's relief on being liberated from the political persecution executed by his autocratic oppressor.