Since the beginning of the 20th century, the public's relationship to art has been weakened by a profound institutional reluctance to address the question of what art is for. This is a question that has, quite unfairly, come to feel impatient, illegitimate, and a little impudent.
I believe that if Israel were to put an end to the settlements in the West Bank tomorrow, as it did in Gaza, there would still be reluctance on the part of the Palestinian Authority to recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish secular democracy.
My definition of freedom is still ruled by the reluctance to live a conventional life, from Emilio Salgari's pirates.
It is Proust's implacable honesty, his reluctance to cut corners or to articulate what might have been good enough or credible enough in any other writer that make him the introspective genius he is.
Sometimes you've got to make a hard decision, and there's a real reluctance to make hard decisions in Washington.
There should be reluctance to make a national policy so inflexible that it fails to take into account the country's diversity.
Oh it's clearly a cover up. I mean, I have no reluctance in saying that.
My reluctance to use alien invasion is due to the feeling that we are not likely to be invaded and taken over.
There are so many things I'd like to change in the industry. Everything from the reliance of style over substance to their reluctance to hire me for big budget blockbusters, but the thing I would love most would be if they understood people don't have to be Hollywood beautiful to be sexy or interesting.
I notice increasing reluctance on the part of marketing executives to use judgment; they are coming to rely too much on research, and they use it as a drunkard uses a lamp post for support, rather than for illumination.