Quotes with shock
I think a human can go supersonic, I believe that's true. There are possible difficulties. I'm not sure they'll exhibit themselves until you are fast enough or in dense enough air that you start to create shock waves. And when shock waves influence your ability to stabilize yourself, that's a difficult area to predict. But I think it's possible.
To Felix Baumgartner during their meeting (2010)
I never deliberately set out to shock, but when people don’t walk out of my plays I think there is something wrong.
I don't know that you can speak of shock … Nothing is too shocking for me. I don't really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don't, it's like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line.
Quoted in Atlas magazine (1971)
I was aloof on opening night because I was in a state of shock. You could feel the hostility of that opening night audience, all the gamblers who were there because they're important to the hotel, all the actors who resent the fact that you're doing things they think they should be doing.
About facing a cabaret audience.
When people discussed tonics, pick-me-ups after a severe illness, she kept to herself the prescription of a quick dip in bed with someone you liked but were not in love with. A shock of sexual astonishment which could make you feel astonishingly well and high spirited.
Not That Sort Of Girl (1987)