Quotation Explorer - 'Sentence'

I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin
You must sit down to speak this language,It is so heavy you can't be polite or chatter in it.For once you have begun a sentence, the whole course of your life is laid out before you"-quoted in "The Geography of Bliss - Bill Holm
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. - Ernest Hemingway
I'm not into writing many more books or more pages. My goal is to increase the value of each sentence I write. And for that, I have to just erase my past and bring only forward what matches the new me, things I can easily rewrite and adapt to my new perspective. - Robin Sacredfire
A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure. - Henry David Thoreau
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. - George R.R. Martin
Never be defined by what has happened to you in the past, it was just a life lesson, not a life sentence. ~ - Donald Pillai
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. - Winston S. Churchill
If words had weight, a single sentence from Death would have anchored a ship. - Terry Pratchett
I mean, language fascinates me anyway, and different words have different energies and you can change the whole drive of a sentence. - Alan Rickman
Art is about going a little nuts and justifying the next sentence. - Young-Ha Kim
When all your efforts are channeled through a common canal for progress, no condition can alter a single sentence of your success story! Dream it; Drive it; Be in focus! - Israelmore Ayivor
When you told me, You are my star, my heart danced with joy because that was the best sentence that I have ever heard. - Debasish Mridha
Anyone that insults my country, my intelligence, my feminist ideals, all women in general, and a favorite childhood food, and refers to both himself and me in the third person in one sentence automatically gets an honorary spot on my Hate With Every Fiber of My Being For All Time list. - J. T. Geissinger
Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation but as a question.[A caution he gives his students, to be wary of dogmatism.] - Niels Bohr
A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds. - Chinese proverb
A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? - George Orwell
I await your sentence with less fear than you pass it. The time will come when all will see what I see. - Giordano Bruno
The only man, woman, or child who ever wrote a simple declarative sentence with seven grammatical errors is dead. - e e cummings
The rig began shaking like caffeine withdrawal." --Opening sentence of THE FURY. "The duct-taped Buick swam north on Rush Street, hunting whores like a lesser white shark." --First sentence of Chapter One, THE FURY - Shane Gericke
It is a frightful satire and an epigram on the modern age that the only use it knows for solitude is to make it a punishment, a jail sentence. - Søren Kierkegaard
She walks to a tableShe walk to table She is walking to a tableShe walk to table now What difference does it makeWhat difference it make In Nature, no completenessNo sentence really complete thought Language, like woman,Look best when free, undressed. - Wang Ping
It is not enough just to believe in Christ. We have to believe that He believes in us so we can believe in ourselves. That’s a sentence that deserves a re-read. - Toni Sorenson
A story is inside of us all. Each word and sentence is alive and we grace the pages to keep it from dying. - Aisha Mirza
She nailed it to the wall with her well-aimed dart, like a butterfly with no will whose sentence has always been written. - Gabriel García Márquez
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether. - Alfred North Whitehead
You can't really succeed with a novel anyway; they're too big. It's like city planning. You can't plan a perfect city because there's too much going on that you can't take into account. You can, however, write a perfect sentence now and then. I have. - Gore Vidal
I'm accustomed to reading Georgian and Victorian letters and sometimes you simply know in your gut that a blithe sentence is covering up a deeper emotion. - Sara Sheridan
Whereas I would argue that style is morality: morality detailed, configured, intensified. It’s not in the mere narrative arrangement of good and bad that morality makes itself felt. It can be there in every sentence - Martin Amis
The Scripture vouches Solomon for the wisest of men; and his proverbs prove him so, The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame each of them by a single sentence, consisting of two or three words.
There's U and I in universe! Uni = One, Verse = Spoken Sentence, so one spoken sentence created you and I! - Reed Abbitt Moore
Write the ending first and then you'll know before the opening sentence that it's going to be a good book. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Emily swore and he was impressed; he'd never thought to string cocksuckingsonofabitch together in one sentence. He couldn't help himself; the snort of laughter escaped before he could hold it in. - C.H. Admirand
Let not our trials of this day be our final sentence. For our difficulties of today is definitely shared by another in our world. Therefore, be encouraged and don't give up because tomorrow a new dawn will surely shine, and once we have life we have the most precious gift-. - Genevieve Sarpong
No complete son of a bitch ever wrote a good sentence. - Malcolm Cowley
The last thing I have to say is that ice is the past tense of water. I've always wanted to write that sentence and now I have. - Rita Mae Brown
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
[The public school system is] usually a twelve year sentence of mind control.Crushing creativity, smashing individualism, encouraging collectivism andcompromise, destroying the exercise of intellectual inquiry, twisting itinstead into meek subservience to authority. - Walter Karp
There was a photograph of Trout. He was an old man with a full black beard. He looked like a frightened, aging Jesus, whose sentence to crucifixion had been commuted to imprisonment for life. - Kurt Vonnegut
One stone is enough to break a glass, One sentence is enough to break a heart,One smile is enough to fall in love,& one God is enough to live a fulfilling life.. - KulsumAbdullah
Every writer must acknowledge and be able to handle the unalterable fact that he has, in effect, given himself a life sentence in solitary confinement. - Peter Straub
If we want know the meaning of existence, we must open a book: over there, in the darkest chapter, there’s a sentence written especially for us. - Pietro Citati
On the single strand of wire strung to bring our house electricity, grackles and starlings neatly punctuated an invisible sentence. - John Updike
When young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape... - Abdul'Rauf Hashmi
Reality is a life sentence. - Carl-John X Veraja
PTSD in its rawest form is a death sentence which causes many veterans and others to execute themselves in hope to be free. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Retirement isn’t a goal; it’s a sentence. - Ari Gold
Maybe we're all ongoing stories, defined at various stages of life, or whenever people oblige us to declare ourselves. Fiction is marvelous for studying this, allowing the writer and reader to leap decades in a sentence. No other art lets you bend time as much. - Tom Rachman
I didn't read the book. I burned it after the first sentence. - Rodindeadpan
It’s easy to write a sentence, paragraph, or book. What’s difficult is writing the best sentence, paragraph, or book, you can write. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his atlantic with his verb in his mouth. - Mark Twain
A picture might be worth a thousand words but a good sentence is worth a thousand windows - Mati Klarwein
As Bernard Shaw has pointed out, we are all born under the death sentence, so the time and the form may be mere details. - J. Jefferson Farson
A beautiful sentence and a beautiful sunset derive from the same source. - Marty Rubin
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work, and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence. - Isadora Duncan
Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.
A picture can say a thousand words, but a sentence can paint a thousand pictures... - J. Buchanan
My whole theory of writing I can sum up in one sentence. An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin
What is considered [True] Knowledge? There should be solution from all sides, there should be no contradiction. It is a non-contradicting principle when a spoken sentence will be the same even after fifty years; there will be no contradictions. - Dada Bhagwan
It does not make any sense to talk with a common sense to a person who has almost all thinking common with almost all people all the time, and remains confined within own circumference of ‘I’, ‘ME’ and ‘Myself’ and often has the view or sentence with the word ‘YOU’. - Anuj Somany
Perchance you who pronounce my sentence are in greater fear than I who receive it. - Giordano Bruno
One might define adulthood as the age at which a person learns he must die and accepts his sentence undismayed. - Robert Heinlein
If you fatally kill fate,your life sentence will beto steer the reins of choice. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
A sentence should be read as if its author, had he held a plough instead of a pen, could have drawn a furrow deep and straight to the end. - Henry David Thoreau
A quote is a story, suspended in a sentence and treasured through time. - Ryan Lilly
Convince yourself that you are working in clay, not marble, on paper not eternal bronze: Let that first sentence be as stupid as it wishes. - Jacques Barzun
I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me. - Matt Groening
Emilio, I am getting rusty and old, I cannot follow the highbrow theory developed by Oppenheimer's pupils any more. I went to their seminar and was depressed by my inability to understand them. Only the last sentence cheered me up. It was: "And this is Fermi's theory of beta decay. - Enrico Fermi
When you're not looking at it, this sentence is in Spanish.
Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime: the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.
Jean Paul Sartre says that ‘Hell is other people!’ In the name of completing this sentence we must also say this: ‘Heaven is other people too! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I always tell my writing students that every good piece of writing begins with both a mystery and a love story. And that every single sentence must be a poem. And that economy is the key to all good writing. And that every character has to have a secret. - Silas House
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year. - Horace Mann
I confess to wincing every so often at a poorly chosen word, a mangled sentence, an expression of emotion that seems indulgent or overly practiced. I have the urge to cut the book by fifty pages or so, possessed as I am with a keener appreciation for brevity. - Barack Obama
A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it. - Edgar Allan Poe
If there is better, then there is a best. If there is half, then there is a complete. Far more than being a better half, you can be a best complete; like a word/phrase that beautifies and gives meaning to a sentence when it is added. - Olaotan Fawehinmi
Some things you sentence yourself to life for. - Donna Lynn Hope
Few people will understand that to love is like being able to select and read a good book. They don’t just stop at the title or the cover. They stop because...they wanted to read the content. The wanted to read each word, each sentence, each line, but most of all, what was in between the lines... - lauren klarfeld
Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. - Malcolm Gladwell
Like Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake and Robert B. Parker and oh so many others, I want to die with my boots on, facedown on my keyboard if possible, in the middle of a sentence. - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Freedom's just a word todayFreedom's just a wordWhen someone takes your word awayIt's seldom ever heardSo take a sentence full of things you're not supposed to sayCarry on, but don't write them down or you'll be gone - Stone Sour
Then he almost but didn't say the two sentence he'd been meaning to say for years: part of me is made of glass, and also, I love you - Nicole Krauss
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