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Vocabulary Quotes

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As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed
a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain
physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.
- Adrian Belew

I've created a vocabulary of different styles.
I draw from many different ways to take a picture.
Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism.
- Annie Leibovitz

In fact, eloquence in English will inevitably make
use of the Latin element in our vocabulary.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll;
women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly
they're angry and militant.
- Ani DiFranco

 

I was probably just trying to be Dennis Miller,
but without the vocabulary to actually be Dennis Miller.
I guess I was just less interesting than I am now,
if I am interesting at all.
- Todd Barry

One forgets words as one forgets names.
One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
- Evelyn Waugh

I always try to think of a vocabulary to match different musical situations.
- Roscoe Mitchell

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There is a way in which all writing is connected.
In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate
the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring.
- Marilyn Hacker

Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary.
When you start thinking of pressure,
it's because you've started to think of failure.
- Tommy Lasorda

Sound is the vocabulary of nature.
- Pierre Schaeffer

Most jazz players work out their solos,
at least to the extent that they have a very specific vocabulary.
- Lee Konitz

Science gives us a powerful vocabulary,
and it is impossible to produce a vocabulary with which
one can only say nice things.
- John Charles Polanyi

We don't just borrow words; on occasion,
English has pursued other languages down alleyways
to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
- Booker T. Washington

The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose
metre is one's biography,
joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking,
a waking island.
- Derek Walcott

If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
- Malcolm X

I think the most overused words in our vocabulary in
the South are black and white.
- Artur Davis

With a very few exceptions, every word in the French
vocabulary comes straight from the Latin.
- Lytton Strachey

The most important word in the vocabulary of advertising is TEST.
If you pretest your product with consumers,
and pretest your advertising, you will do well in the marketplace.
- David Ogilvy

Losing is not in my vocabulary.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy

Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves
to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery
of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
- Louisa May Alcott

The ambiguities of language, both in terms of vocabulary and syntax,
are fascinating: how important connotation is,
what is lost and what is gained in the linguistic transition.
- Marilyn Hacker

It's interesting to help someone find their vocabulary.
There would not have been a De Niro without a Scorsese.
- Jason Patric

The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain.
- Marina Warner

Tired is not a word in my vocabulary.
- Brittany Murphy

My mother was a very literate person who had educated herself.
She had an exceptional vocabulary.
- Lynn Johnston

Human vocabulary is still not capable,
and probably never will be, of knowing,
recognizing, and communicating everything that can
be humanly experienced and felt.
- Jose Saramago

Words are not even within me.
They're not in my vocabulary to really express the
kind of feeling that I had.
- Tanya Tucker

Arthur Young's Reflexive Universe - fascinating but
too schematic to fit into my scheme.
The most I could hope for was a sense of the vocabulary
and some possible images.
- James Merrill

When I wear high heels I have a great vocabulary and I speak in paragraphs.
I'm more eloquent.
I plan to wear them more often.
- Meg Ryan

I've actually become much, much dumber through being
married and having these children.
I find that I'm not half as sharp that I once was.
I can't even help them with their 4th and 5th grade
vocabulary and math work at this point.
- Patrick Warburton

This African American Vernacular English shares most
of its grammar and vocabulary with other dialects of English.
But it is distinct in many ways, and it is more different
from standard English than any other dialect spoken
in continental North America.
- William Labov

Of course there are big differences in length and character and vocabulary,
but each level has its particular pleasures when it
comes to the words one can use and the way one uses them.
- Margaret Mahy

We use the word 'hope' perhaps more often than any
other word in the vocabulary:
'I hope it's a nice day.' 'Hopefully,
you're doing well.' 'So how are things going along? Pretty good.
Going to be good tomorrow? Hope so.'
- Studs Terkel

There is a continuum of values between the churches
and the general community.
What distinguishes the handling of these values in
the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved.
- Peter L. Berger

The citizen is becoming a pawn in a game where nobody knows the rules,
where everybody consequently doubts that there are rules at all,
and where the vocabulary has been diminished to such
an extent that nobody is even sure what the game is all about.
- Andrew Eldritch

So far as the advocates of a constructed international language are concerned,
it is rather to be wondered at how much in common their proposals actually have,
both in vocabulary and in general spirit of procedure.
- Edward Sapir

In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind.
It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology.
Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary.
- Harold Bloom

First, we have to find a common vocabulary for energy security.
This notion has a radically different meaning for different people.
For Americans it is a geopolitical question.
For the Europeans right now it is very much focused
on the dependence on imported natural gas.
- Daniel Yergin

We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable
are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary.
Each day we move closer to trials that will not just
minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them.
- Christopher Reeve

We're looking to help our guitar buddies do their thing
while at the same time we try to create something we
might enjoy listening to ourselves.
If anything we are trying to develop a vocabulary so
we can converse more fluidly.
- Pat Mastelotto

In the younger days of the Republic there lived in the county of -
two men,
who were admitted on all hands to be the very best men In the county;
which,
in the Georgia vocabulary, means they could flog any
other two men in the county.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

In my eighties, my best friends are in their fifties,
and I have many friends at university.
It keeps one young, and up with the vocabulary.
That's terribly important, especially for a writer.
- Mary Wesley

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship.
A true friend would die for you, so when you start
trying to count them on one hand,
you don't need any fingers.
- Larry Flynt

Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment,
you think if I can go through such pain and that level
of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything.
It can be quite scary, you can't function your brain,
forget your vocabulary.
- Anna Friel

So long as we use a certain language,
all questions that we can ask will have to be formulated
in it and will thereby confirm the theory of the universe
which is implied in the vocabulary and structure of the language.
- Michael Polanyi

It's like learning a language; you can't speak a language
fluently until you find out who you are in that language,
and that has as much to do with your body as it does
with vocabulary and grammar.
- Fred Frith

I wanted to define the vocabulary of a wedding both
visually and intellectually.
The book is about more than weddings or wedding dresses.
It's a metaphor for women's lives, their creativity.
- Vera Wang

The school-boy doesn't force himself to learn his vocabularies
and rules altogether at night,
but knows that be must impress them again in the morning.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality.
To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality.
And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances,
function as a deflection of reality.
- Kenneth Burke

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

There's a couple of things they don't teach you
in Harvard Business School,
one is how to cope with defeat,
the other is how to handle a shotgun.
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

I left the "eye for an eye" God
when I walked out of Bible school,
but God Within is a daily part of my personal experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Experience keeps a dear school,
but fools will learn in no other.
- Benjamin Franklin

The quest for peace begins in the home,
in the school and in the workplace.
- Silvia Cartwright

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

Time is the school in which we learn,
time is the fire in which we burn.
- Delmore Schwartz

Friendship...
is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

The school is the last expenditure upon which America
should be willing to economize.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Experience is a good school.
But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes


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