Quotation Explorer - 'Sentences'

Short sentences drawn from long experiences. - Miguel de Cervantes
There are very few innocent sentences in writing. - David Foster Wallace
Every great novel begins with a single word. One word, followed by another and another and another. Sentences forming paths to that dream. - Pamela Morris
You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act. - Barbara Hall
Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world. - Susan Sontag
By small and simple sentences, great books come to pass. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A constant discomfort derives from this--writing these sentences, or any other for that matter--I am writing an ad for the war. With that, every utterance about freedom finishes. - Semezdin Mehmedinović
Poverty said the same thing, century after century, but in different kinds of sentences. - Martin Amis
Look at all the sentences which seem true and question them. - David Reisman
He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind. - Samuel Johnson
To cut and tighten sentences is the secret of mastery. - Dejan Stojanovic
Motherfuckers will read a book that’s one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we’re taking over. - Junot Díaz
The lines gradually become their own demiurges and, like some witless yet miraculous participant, I witness the birth on paper of sentences that have eluded my will and appear in spite of me on the sheet, teaching me something that I neither knew nor thought I might want to know. - Muriel Barbery
Taking your language into my soul, feeling it separate from sentences to words burning with flight, ‘til all I have left are meaningless letters pushing fire through my veins. Words can draw blood if you’re very, very careful. - Broken Places - Rachel Thompson
Senescent judges show how patriotic they are by passing out hard sentences for tearing up a draft card or following one's conscience according to the principles established by our country at the Nuremburg trials. - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
I want to share something with you: The three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here. - Matt Groening
Evolution did not design us to believe only true facts, nor to buy only useful products, nor to say only meaningful sentences - Piero Scaruffi
After all those neurochemicals are drained out, it takes a while for them to replenish so on the back end of flow state...I can barely string sentences together. I become stupid. - Steven Kotler, Dean Potter
When love arrests your heart, pray she sentences it for eternity. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul. - Meg Rosoff
We often hear that mathematics consists mainly of 'proving theorems.' Is a writer's job mainly that of 'writing sentences? - Gian-Carlo Rota
Language is the expression of ideas by means of speech-sounds combined into words. Words are combined into sentences, this combination answering to that of ideas into thoughts. - Henry Sweet
You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write. - Annie Proulx
Sometimes ideas flow from my mind in a raging river of stringed sentences; I can scarcely scribble on the page fast enough to keep up with the mental current. Sometimes, however, beavers move in and dam the whole thing up. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Words are beads on the strings of sentences. So make a beautiful necklace! - Aneta Cruz
As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good—I use it because I have to, but I don’t put any trust in it. We never understand each other. - Marcel Duchamp
It is time to browse through the precious books that have meant the most to you that you may rediscover illuminating phrases and sentences to light your pathway to the future... - Wilferd Peterson
Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Equations are the devil's sentences. - Stephen Colbert
Me to Comma: I will never get use to you wanting to butt your way into my sentences -- even if you're right. - Buffy Andrews
I'm very curious why people in school all the time from 2-3 class up to the last 6-7 they talk about football. What can be said??Sharing about a team few sentences, who has won, and rought said that's all. But why people stretch it like a Turkish delight with the same end??? - Deyth Banger
Peoples do not judge in the same way as courts of law; they do not hand down sentences, they throw thunderbolts; they do not condemn kings, they drop them back into the void; and this justice is worth just as much as that of the courts. - Maximilien de Robespierre
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I dream for an absentee and oft maligned device—the accident-maker, the soul-taker, my camera; its factory guaranteedthird eye, without which I am duly dimand memory denied. No picturesfor my contrived Arbus to declare, excepting some stitch of Sextonmanages these sentences of despair. - Kristen Henderson
My sister and I are so close that we finish each other’s sentences and often wonder who’s memories belong to whom. - Shannon Celebi
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I don’t experience writer’s block, I only have periods of severe writer’s diarrhoea; an incoherent mess of unfitting words placed in random sentences. Luckily, I can usually separate the shit from the shit later on. - Kevin Focke
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