Quotation Explorer - 'Noun'

Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant? ...We are all shape-shifters and magical reinventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves. - Diane Ackerman
Happiness, noun. An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. - Ambrose Bierce
Whoever has the power takes the noun while the less powerful get an adjective. No one wants her achievements modified.We all just want to be the noun. - Sheryl Sandberg
Saint, noun. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce
The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge. - Stephen Nachmanovitch
We all forgot how it is being a human, but human is not a noun, it's a verb. - Alexander Zalan
Every romantic knows that love was never a noun; it is a verb. - Shannon L. Alder
Impiety, noun. Your irreverence toward my deity. - Ambrose Bierce
Faith, noun. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel - Ambrose Bierce
Grammar, you're the pickiest noun I know. - Buffy Andrews
The greatest relationships are those in which love is not treated as a noun, but as a verb; with romance not viewed as a burden, but lived as a poem. - Steve Maraboli
Conservative. noun. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. - Ambrose Bierce
What really alarms me about President Bush's 'War on Terrorism' is the grammar. How do you wage war on an abstract noun? How is 'Terrorism' going to surrender? It's well known, in philological circles, that it's very hard for abstract nouns to surrender. - Terry Jones
You never push a noun against a verb without trying to blow up something. - H.L. Mencken
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