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Marina Warner Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sound is the vocabulary of nature.
- Pierre Schaeffer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous


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