Action

Action may refer to:

  • Action (physics), an attribute of the development of a system over a period of time
  • Action (fiction), a genre in various formats, specifically:
    • Action film
    • Action Comedy
    • Action Horror
    • Science-Fiction Action
    • Hong Kong Action Cinema
      • Action hero

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Famous quotes containing the word action:

    It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    For the child whose impulsiveness is indulged, who retains his primitive-discharge mechanisms, is not only an ill-behaved child but a child whose intellectual development is slowed down. No matter how well he is endowed intellectually, if direct action and immediate gratification are the guiding principles of his behavior, there will be less incentive to develop the higher mental processes, to reason, to employ the imagination creatively. . . .
    Selma H. Fraiberg (20th century)

    Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)