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Total Quotes : 515
Question Vague

If we ask a vague question, such as, 'What is poetry?' we expect a vague answer, such as, 'Poetry is the music of words,' or 'Poetry is the linguistic correction of disorder.'

- A. R. Ammons

Want Trained

I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.

- Aaliyah

Yes Asking

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'

- Aaron Copland

Will Literary

If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.

- Aaron Copland

Too Few

We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.

- Abigail Adams

Young Like

A lot of negative words adults call the young, like 'naive,' 'impulsive' and 'way too connected online,' are all things we can turn into strengths to help us.

- Adora Svitak

Been I Write

I've never been a believer in the word-count thing. I write slowly and tinker with the words and the word order, and I throw a lot of stuff out.

- Adrian McKinty

Double Wonderful

I have a wonderful English-language dialogue coach. All the time I have to speak English, he is with me. It is a double effort, because you have to say the words correctly and then act them.

- Adriana Barraza

Silence Also

Lying is done with words and also with silence.

- Adrienne Rich

Truth Simple

The words of truth are simple.

- Aeschylus

Doctors Diseased

Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?

- Aeschylus

Always Loves

Granted, I'm someone who loves words. I've always loved poetry - so it's suited to me.

- Aimee Bender

Myself Imply

I hate the words 'handicapped' and 'disabled'. They imply that you are less than whole. I don't see myself that way at all.

- Aimee Mullins

Like Very

To this day, I like the version of movies that don't have the curse words. I'm very reserved that way.

- AJ Lee

Think Like

Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you.

- Al Smith

Think I Think

I think when you're acting, you usually don't have to know too much beyond how to pronounce the words you're saying.

- Alan Alda

Never Learned

I've learned never to try and force words to come.

- Alan Garner

Grateful Show

I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am.

- Alan Ladd

Sets Adequately

A picture is worth 10K words - but only those to describe the picture. Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures.

- Alan Perlis

Play Them

Each character I play has different dimensions. I'm not interested in words that pull them together.

- Alan Rickman

Change Sentence

I mean, language fascinates me anyway, and different words have different energies and you can change the whole drive of a sentence.

- Alan Rickman

Nature Other

In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all.

- Alan Watts

Work Tell

My job is to put words together and tell a story. If that doesn't work for you, it's not a war crime.

- Alan Zweibel

Springs Easily

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.

- Albert Einstein

Today Myself

I really lack the words to compliment myself today.

- Alberto Tomba

Lose Kind

I don't know what to say when I have a crush on somebody. I kind of lose my words. I really try to start a conversation, and I can't. It's horrible.

- Alexa Vega

Thought Written Down

In ways I don't entirely have the words for, an experience, thought or a lesson isn't real for me until I've written down.

- Alexandra Fuller

Image Fiction

Words have great cumulative power, but in the 21st century, a single image is much stronger. An image suggests the unvarnished truth. That is its power and its fiction.

- Alexandra Kerry

Hands Will

They will wrest 'dull words' from my cold dead hands.

- Alexandra Petri

New More

The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Other Which

In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Process Director

I enjoy looking at words on paper and visualizing how to make them come to life. As a director, the creative process is really amazing.

- Alfonso Ribeiro

Enjoy Visualizing

I truly enjoy directing. I enjoy looking at the words on the paper and visualizing how to make them come to life.

- Alfonso Ribeiro

Mine Sentiment

Actually, my correspondent's language is better than mine. He can put his sentiment into words.

- Alfred Day Hershey

Maps Actual

If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone.

- Alfred Korzybski

Will Deeds

Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Mature Part

An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Like Move

Words are like untying a corset - you can move into this great space with them.

- Ali Smith

Use About

There's a whole range of words that people use about landscape. Pastoral? Idyll? I can't stand them.

- Alice Oswald

Own Reader

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower, neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem says apart from the words of the poem.

- Allen Tate

Like Feels

It's difficult to put into words what freedom feels like. You only know what freedom feels like if you know what it feels like to not be free.

- Amanda Lindhout

Wealth Dirty

Profit, wealth creation, competition - these are not dirty words but the lifeblood of a dynamic economy.

- Ana Patricia Botin

Loud Louder

Once someone asked me three words that best describe me and I said 'Loud, Louder, and Loudest'!

- Anastacia

Away Mine

Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.

- Anaxagoras

Yes Had

I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am - if that defines a punk, then yes, absolutely.

- Andre Agassi

Love Another

Words make love with one another.

- Andre Breton

Art Art Forms

I have trouble with modern art. But in general, all art forms fascinate me - art is the way human beings express what we can't say in words.

- Andrea Bocelli

More Archaic

I guess I'm attracted to more archaic words because they can be imbued with more meaning, because their definition is elusive.

- Andrew Bird

Not Good Enough Them

I hate bullies. I hate them. I'm not good enough with words to describe how much I hate them.

- Andrew Vachss

Music Alice

Alice Walker's words have such rhythm and scream music.

- Angela Robinson

Crowd Need

You need to listen to the people experiencing the problems, and their ideas need to crowd out the words of the 'can't be done-ers.'

- Ann Cotton

Deepest Fewest

When grief is deepest, words are fewest.

- Ann Voskamp

Reading Sign

If I don't have words, it's a sign I'm not reading enough.

- Ann Voskamp

Sound Voices

It's really the sound of the voices, the sound of the words, the sound of the sound that we're interested in.

- Anne Dudley

Love Them

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.

- Anne Rice

Feel Rather

My words must be powerful to make people so afraid of them. It's rather nice to feel I have power.

- Annette Curtis Klause

Character Bad

Good and bad are really arbitrary words when it comes to character.

- Anson Mount

Rhythm Them

Maurice Sendak is the daddy of them all when it comes to picture books - the words, the rhythm, the psychology, the design.

- Anthony Browne

Notes More

Two or three notes of music can instantly make you feel sad or tense or afraid or angry. To do that in words is much more difficult.

- Anthony Daniels

Investment Goodwill

Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time.

- Anthony Holden

Change Meaning

Words have meaning. And their meaning doesn't change.

- Antonin Scalia

Work Attached

When you work in a different language you are not so attached to the words.

- Antonio Banderas

Prefer Favourites

I prefer to be favourites on the pitch; not with words.

- Antonio Conte

Need Like

Words in a person's word stock are like paints on a palette. It helps to have just the right shade when you need it.

- Anu Garg

Over Narcissist

I don't know if my mother was a narcissist - or bi-polar or borderline. Those were words she tossed around over the years.

- Ariel Gore

Say Fewest

Say what you have to say in the fewest possible words.

- Arthur Bryant

Strength New

Strength, boldness, and new energy are not words that describe Hillary Clinton.

- Asa Hutchinson

Pay Going

The words are frightening - how you're going to build a wall, how you're going to have Mexico pay for it. What does this mean?

- Asa Hutchinson

Bad Thousand Words

You know, photo conversations are replacing verbal conversations. I don't know if that's a bad thing. A photo is worth a thousand words.

- Ashton Kutcher

More Satisfy

I abhor the words 'classical music.' Few things satisfy me more than a really good cover version.

- Charles Hazlewood

Broken Accepted

If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.

- Charles Horton Cooley

Liberal Democrats

Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for.

- Charles Kennedy

Art Unconscious

Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious.

- Charles Munch

Counter Read

I don't really read too much. It really is counter to my energy. I can't sit down and concentrate on words.

- Charlie Bewley

Right Right Moment

Who has words at the right moment?

- Charlotte Bronte

Behind Real Feeling

If words don't have vibration behind them, and a real feeling behind them, then they're just words.

- Charlotte Rampling

Want Known

At the end of the day, I want to be known for my ability to create life from words.

- Chelsea Hobbs

Next Next Time

The sweetest two words are 'next time.' The sourest word is 'if.'

- Chi Chi Rodriguez

Truth Does

It does not require many words to speak the truth.

- Chief Joseph

Which Old

When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see.

- Chinua Achebe

Some Substance

Some of the substance of English words, I just don't understand at all because the culture's so strange to me.

- Chow Yun-Fat

Need Sentence

If you are stymied as a writer, if it's just not coming together, then take the pressure off and don't feel that you need to write 1,000 words today; just write one really good sentence.

- Chris Bohjalian

Pictures Wherever

Wherever there are words, let there be pictures.

- Chris Riddell

Like Everybody

When you have something special, it's like everybody picks apart words. They'll pick apart a moment in a picture and take something that's special and trash it.

- Christina Milian

New Like

Like most New Yorkers I was shell-shocked immediately after 9/11 and couldn't put into words what I was feeling.

- Christine Lavin

Thought Competent

You come across words all the time that are everyday sexism. I was described as 'competently bossy' and 'bossily competent' by a male journalist, and I thought, 'Gosh, 'bossy' is never used of a man.'

- Clare Balding

Will Going

I am going to have to stick to the script. If I muck around with the words it will defeat the object.

- Clive Anderson

Play Honestly

I honestly can't characterize my style in words. It seems that whatever comes to me naturally, I play.

- Coleman Hawkins

Strong Like

I live in words. I like looking at things, but I don't have a strong visual imagination.

- Colm Toibin

Process Better Actor

Shakespeare teaches you how to act. You come out of this process as a better actor. It's just the nature of the words he writes.

- Condola Rashad

Work Want

I just want the actors to put their faith in the language. Just let the words do the work.

- Conor McPherson

Back Will

Let the poets cry themselves to sleep, and all their tearful words will turn back into steam.

- Conor Oberst

Stage Fright Had

Actually, I failed drama in high school because of nerves. I wasn't able to memorize the words. I had complete stage fright.

- Constance Marie

You Lot

There's a lot you can do without words.

- Craig McCracken

Maybe Another

Maybe the words that I say is just another way to pray.

- Curtis Mayfield

Silent About

As much as movies are about the words that you're saying, they're also about what's not said, the silent moments.

- Dakota Fanning

Which Very

Leonard Cohen has a way with words and with humor that remind me to lighten up, which I appreciate very much.

- Damien Rice

Start Scribbling

When I sit down with my notebook, when I start scribbling words across the page, I find out what I'm feeling.

- Dani Shapiro

Love Very

I love reading Warren Buffett's letters, and I love contrasting his words with his actions. He's a very wise guy.

- Daniel S. Loeb

Money Slay

When poetry is on the money, 12 words can slay you. I admire that greatly.

- Daniel Woodrell