Quotation Explorer - 'Dictionary'

Life is a thick dictionary, where you can find the meaning of anything. - gwenth
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
DICTIONARY, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary, however, is a most useful work. - Ambrose Bierce
PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first. - Ambrose Bierce
He who says, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," has not been hit by a dictionary.
Mistake is a single page in a part of Life ....but Relation is a book of dictionary -----So don't lose a full Book for a single page. - Rubeccapalm Rose
The dictionary feeds me daily, thesaurus always adds the gravy, big words I bite, so very tasty. - Delano Johnson
The only place where ‪‎success‬ comes before ‪work‬ is in a dictionary. - Vidal Sasoon
Since you cannot always carry and display your diploma. Kindly act like you have one. Professionalism. Include that to your dictionary. - Joshua De Vera Bautista
I’m brutally honest. No kidding. Sometimes a little too honest. There’s this word called tact, it’s in the dictionary under the letter T.I don’t believe you, I think you just made that word up. - St. Clair, Georgette
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
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. - Vidal Sassoon
Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.
If you opened the dictionary and searched for the meaning of a Goddess, you would find the reflection of a dancing lady. - Shah Asad Rizvi
In old days, instead of asking a teacher, people looked at the dictionary to know the complete definition of teacher. Now Google becomes our teacher and to know about Google, people Google it. - Munia Khan
The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary. - Harvey Specter
Truth only has one story, while a lie has a dictionary. - Ryan Trinder-James
You're like a dictionary. You know the word is in there, but you need to know how to spell what you want first - Aaron Withers
NONSENSE, n. The objections that are urged against this excellent dictionary. - Ambrose Bierce
The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. - Vince Lombardi
What you mean to me is something out of the ordinary, cause even a whole of a dictionary won't be able to describe it! - Andy Flynn
The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything. - Vince Lombardi Jr.
I'm 20 years old. I spend my days in a dictionary and half my mind in Fantasy. - Almney King
And people get all fouled up because they want the world to have meaning as if it were words... As if you had a meaning, as if you were a mere word, as if you were something that could be looked up in a dictionary. You are meaning. - Alan W. Watts
If I would be given a chance to rewrite the dictionary, I would flip through the pages so quick and would replace India with, the land where beauty is redefined in itself, kindness has been touched, warmth has been spread and emotions has been felt. - Magith Noohukhan
Unique feelings are so unique that they can not be popularized. Feelings without words in the dictionary disappear. Every year thousands of feelings disappear for lack of a concrete form. - Isidore Isou
If you're unable to find your face in the dictionary, then take this opportunity to define yourself. - Faydra D. Fields
A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature. - John Henry Newman
Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.
IMBECILITY, n. A kind of divine inspiration, or sacred fire affecting censorious critics of this dictionary. - Ambrose Bierce
The right words to express oneself can never be found in any dictionary. - Marty Rubin
The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary. - Vidal Sassoon
The English language was carefully, carefully cobbled together by three blind dudes and a German dictionary. - Dave Kellett
GENTEEL, adj. Refined, after the fashion of a gent. Observe with care, my son, the distinction I reveal: A gentleman is gentle and a gent genteel. Heed not the definitions your "Unabridged" presents, For dictionary makers are generally gents. G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
The Dictionary defines Soul Mate as: A person who is perfectly suited to another in temperament. Before I met mine, I didn't know I was bonkers! - James Hauenstein
The only place you will find love before sacrifice is in the dictionary. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary. - Italo Calvino
Anyone we truly love should come with their own dictionary. - Carrie Brownstein
Never allow yourself to be defined by your past; ‘yesterday’ is just a word, not a dictionary. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The most beautiful word in the dictionary is IMAGINATION. - Auliq-Ice
Feminism is the radical notion that women are people."[Reviewing A Feminist Dictionary by Cheris Kramarae and Paula A Treichler in New Directions for Women (1986)] - Marie Shear
If a word in the dictionary were mispelled, how would we know? - Steven Wright
Being on Facebook as an Author and listing your books is like being a tiny single word in a giant dictionary! If people don’t search for you they don’t find you. They don’t take notice of you. They don’t even know you exist! Thats the hard reality of Socialmedia! - Lily Amis
TYPE, n. Pestilent bits of metal suspected of destroying civilization and enlightenment, despite their obvious agency in this incomparable dictionary. - Ambrose Bierce
Rap music... sounds like somebody feeding a rhyming dictionary to a popcorn popper. - Tom Robbins
The only place where democracy comes before work is in the dictionary. - Ralph Nader
I looked up fairness in the dictionary and it was not there. - William Giraldi
Define yourself; you have the monopoly on your life’s dictionary. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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