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Dictionary Quotes

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The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

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I was reading the dictionary.
I thought it was a poem about everything.
- Steven Wright

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are,
as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and
evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

If you have a big enough dictionary,
just about everything is a word.
- Dave Barry

Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it.
- Eugene Delacroix

The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.
- Jean Cocteau

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The trouble with the dictionary is that you have to
know how a word is spelled before you can look it up
to see how it is spelled.
- Will Cuppy

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between
fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary.
- Charles de Lint

The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Walt Whitman, he who laid end to end words never seen
in each other's company before outside of a dictionary.
- David Lodge

I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that
the eyes are the windows of the soul.
- Max Beerbohm

If a word in the dictionary were misspelled,
how would we know?
- Steven Wright

Dictionary - opinion expressed as truth in alphabetical order.
- John Ralston Saul

The much vaunted male logic isn't logical,
because they display prejudices against half the human
race that are considered prejudices according to any dictionary definition.
- Eva Figes

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.
Hard work is the price we must pay for success.
I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
- Vince Lombardi

The final lesson a writer learns is that
everything can nourish the writer.
The dictionary, a new word, a voyage, an encounter,
a talk on the street, a book, a phrase learned.
- Anais Nin

Don't hate the word, playa; hate the dictionary.
- Brian Celio

The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary,
means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real.
Romance should last a lifetime.
- Billy Graham

If you look up the definition of news in the dictionary,
it isn't what you watch on TV.
- Val Kilmer

A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom,
any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
- John Henry Newman

And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry,
he will be but a walking dictionary:
a mere articulate clock.
- George Chapman

There is a breed of fashion models who weigh no more
than an abridged dictionary.
- Dave Barry

The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read
only with a dictionary to help.
- Carl Sandburg

A great memory does not make a mind,
any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.
- John Henry Newman

Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary,
get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
- Loni Anderson

Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.
- Gertrude Stein

Always remember that striving and struggle precede success,
even in the dictionary.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile
and just above repugnant.
- Julia Roberts

If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary,
it will say Michael Jordan.
- Elgin Baylor

We are becoming so accustomed to millions and billions
of dollars that "thousands" has almost passed out of the dictionary.
- Everett Dirksen

And it should be the law: If you use the word "paradigm"
without knowing what the dictionary says it means,
you go to jail.
No exceptions.
- David Jones

Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.
- Martin H. Fischer

No thesaurus can give you those words,
no rhyming dictionary.
They must happen out of you.
- Dorothy Fields

I started by looking everything up in a Star Trek dictionary
so I knew what I was talking about,
but you can't do that because they talk in circles,
and half of it doesn't make sense, so you'll just end
up driving yourself more insane.
- Jeri Ryan

I used the dictionary very minimally and I just wrote how I speak.
And I speak very hateful manner usually.
I constantly did that because I think the fans would
get more out of it if they understood exactly what I'm saying -
exactly where I'm coming from.
- Kerry King

Greek was very much a live language,
and a language still unconscious of grammar,
not, like ours, dominated by definitions and trained upon dictionaries.
- Gilbert Murray

Dictionaries are always fun, but not always reassuring.
- M. F. K. Fisher

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough,
grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none,
and the best cannot be expected to be quite true.
- Samuel L. Jackson

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Do not do to others what would anger you
if done to you by others.
- Isocrates (Ancient Greek)

Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty.
They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been
literally hewn out between the columns.
- Arne Jacobsen

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Diogenes

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that
there is redemption through chaos.
I believe in that.
I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.
- Brendan Fraser

I have friends who read my books in Greek.
- Brian Lumley

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about
the same as it was in ancient Greek republics:
Freedom for slave owners.
- Vladimir Lenin

Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek
role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel.
- Melina Mercouri

All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art,
because to us it is false and visionary,
was, to the makers of it, true and existent.
- John Ruskin

Television? The word is half Greek, half Latin.
No good can come of it.
- C. P. Scott

And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek.
- Ben Jonson

And, of course, it must be asked: is it proper to transact
with the Turks for the most reassured of Greek possessions
when Greece is under Turkish invasion and subjugation?
- Melina Mercouri

I've played American, Italian, Greek,
French.
I've been really lucky that way.
- Chita Rivera

From that moment, I did not cease to pray to God that
by his grace it might one day be permitted to me to learn Greek.
- Heinrich Schliemann

We read Greek and Norse mythology until it came out of our ears.
And the Bible.
- Penelope Lively

When I was a kid, I'd kneel down at the side of my
bed every night before I went to sleep,
and my mother and I would say a Greek prayer to the Virgin Mary.
- Olympia Dukakis

Movies are immortal art - the first new art since Greek drama.
- Eric Johnston

Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek.
- Edmund Waller

You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch.
I will kill you if you pretend to like it.
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance
characters as part of my series.
- Frank Bruno

My mother, Dorothy Watson, had met my father in a Greek
class at Northwestern University.
- James Cronin

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate
person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
- Aleister Crowley

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table,
than when his wife talks Greek.
- Samuel Johnson

I like to cook, but mostly Greek.
When I am confused or tired, I think about what I can cook.
It takes you away from everything, as you are thinking only of your dish.
- Nana Mouskouri

Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it.
You've got everything except one thing: madness!
- the movie Zorba The Greek

My boyhood saw Greek islands floating over Harvard Square.
- Horace Gregory

I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent,
whose only claim to fame is that its art director went
on to be the art director of Discover for many years.
- Jane Haddam

The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots;
its business was to express the heroic saga,
the myths.
- Gilbert Murray

England and Greece are friends.
English blood was shed on Greek soil in the war against fascism,
and Greeks gave their lives to protect English pilots.
- Melina Mercouri


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