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Word Usage quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#1. Words should not be used merely because they are 'old' or obsolete. The words chosen, however remote they may be from colloquial speech or ephemeral suggestions, must be words that remain in literary use, especially in the use of verse, among educated people. (To such Beowulf was addressed, into whatever hands it may since have fallen.) They must need no gloss. The fact that a word was still used by Chaucer, or by Shakespeare, or even later, gives it no claim, if it has in our time perished from literary use. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Word Usage quotes by Christopher Healy
#2. It's still a cowl, Frederic grumbled (few things could cause him to summon up his inner courage like improper word usage). #Quote by Christopher Healy
Word Usage quotes by Henry Hon
#3. The word 'church' in the Bible is a mistranslation of the Greek word 'ekklesia.' The accurate translation is 'assembly' or 'congregation.' Literally 'ekklesia' means the 'called out ones.' The common usage of this word during the apostles' time was for a called out assembly of people, such as a town square meeting, where citizens were 'called out' to attend. #Quote by Henry Hon
Word Usage quotes by Mortimer J. Adler
#4. There is no more irritating fellow than the one who tries to settle an argument about communism, or justice, or freedom, by quoting from the dictionary. Lexicographers may be respected as authorities on word usage, but they are not the ultimate founts of wisdom. #Quote by Mortimer J. Adler
Word Usage quotes by Erin Kellison
#5. The Segue Institute was the preeminent research organization for all things paranormal and it was housed in a haunted, renovated turn of-the-century hotel. The place was supposedly loaded with what the scientists there called Shadow, capital S, a scary word for magic. Dark magic. #Quote by Erin Kellison
Word Usage quotes by Henry M. Morris
#6. The stars associated with the solar system, such as the planets and asteroids (and it should be remembered that the term star in Biblical usage applies to any heavenly body other than the sun and moon) would be particularly likely to be involved, in the view of the heavy concentration of angels, both bad and evil, around the planet Earth. #Quote by Henry M. Morris
Word Usage quotes by Alex Haley
#7. I suppose that it was inevitable that my word-base broadened. I could now for the first time pick up a book and read and now begin to understand what the book was saying. Anyone who has read a great deal can imagine the new world that opened. Let me tell you something: from then until I left that prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library, I was reading in my bunk. You couldn't have gotten me out of my books with a wedge ... Months passed without my even thinking about being imprisoned. In fact, up to then, I never had been so truly free in my life. #Quote by Alex Haley
Word Usage quotes by Frank Chimero
#8. The actor can learn from the painter about the emotive power of facial expressions. The painter from the designer, about the potential of juxtaposing images and words. And the designer from the poet, who can create warmth through the sparseness of a carefully chosen, well-placed word. #Quote by Frank Chimero
Word Usage quotes by Richard Dawkins
#9. Really' isn't a word we should use with simple confidence. If a neutrino had a brain which had evolved in neutrino-sized ancestors, it would say that rocks 'really' do consist mostly of empty space. We have brains that evolved in medium-sized ancestors, who couldn't walk through rocks, so our 'really' is a 'really' in which rocks are solid. 'Really', for an animal, is whatever its brain needs it to be, in order to assist its survival. And because different species live in such different worlds, there will be a troubling variety of 'reallys'. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Word Usage quotes by Girdhar Joshi
#10. In any relationship, frequent usage of two words is very important. They can change the course of destiny. These words are – Thank You, and Sorry. #Quote by Girdhar Joshi
Word Usage quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#11. Somehow is a super-weasel, a word that betrays that the author didn't want to bother thinking out the story - "Somehow #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Word Usage quotes by William F. Buckley, Jr.
#12. My beloved Eudosia [a member of Buckley's household staff], who is Cuban, very large, quite old, and altogether superstitious, and speaks only a word or two of English (even though she has been with us for 19 years), is quite certain that the gentleman who raped the 16-year-old girl in New Caanan three years ago and escaped has successfully eluded the police only because of his resourceful determination to ravage Eudosia before he dies. Accordingly she demanded, and I gave her, a shotgun, into which I have inserted two empty shells. Still, Eudosia with blank cartridges is more formidable than Eugene McCarthy with The Bomb. #Quote by William F. Buckley, Jr.
Word Usage quotes by Isaac Asimov
#13. It was easy to cover up ignorance by the mystical word intuition. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Word Usage quotes by Philip Roth
#14. ... [T]he whole thing is really a dazzling illusion empty of all perception, an astonishing farce of misperception. And yet what are we to do about this terribly significant business of other people, which gets bled of the significance we think it has and takes on instead a significance that is ludicrous, so ill-equipped are we all to envision one another's interior workings and invisible aims? Is everyone to go off and lock the door and sit secluded like the lonely writers do, in a soundproof cell, summoning people out of words and then proposing that these word people are closer to the real thing than the real people that we mangle with our ignorance every day? #Quote by Philip Roth
Word Usage quotes by Cliff Robertson
#15. Look, we want freedom and we want liberty in this country. But we've also got to have the guts to stand up and run a tight ship in America. Morality is now a word that many people consider very square and outdated. But if we don't stand up for it, we deserve what we will get in the end - unprincipled anarchy. #Quote by Cliff Robertson
Word Usage quotes by Melissa Jensen
#16. I have these worksheets. They're great for the irregular verbs..."
"Not today."
He shot me a look and kept shuffling papers.
"Okay," I said. "D'accord.Pas de papiers aujourd'hui. S'il vous plait,Alex. Je...je fais les choses la derniere fois."
"Prochaine."
"What?"
"La prochaine fois," he correct. "Next time. Derniere fois is 'last time.' I'm not even going to start on your verb usage."
"Right.La derniere...sorry...prochaine fois. How do you say 'I'm begging you'?"
"Jes t'en supplie," he answered. Then, "You are aware that in order to speak better french, you actually have to speak French."
"Oui,monsieur. But the Eiffel Tower will still be standing next week, and french fries will still be American."
"Belgian," Alex sighed. "French fries started in Belgium. Look,I'm not going to force you to work. It's your choice and not my job."
"Next week," I promised. "I promise."
"Right." He rubbed the back of his head, pushing his hair into a funny little ducktail. "Okay,fine. How 'bout a movie?"
Worked for me. "Sure. #Quote by Melissa Jensen
Word Usage quotes by J.K. Rowling
#17. Lovegood had got out The Quibbler again. Meanwhile, at the Hufflepuff table Ernie Macmillan was one of the few still staring at Professor Umbridge, but he was glassy-eyed and Harry was sure he was only pretending to listen in an attempt to live up to the new prefect's badge gleaming on his chest. Professor Umbridge did not seem to notice the restlessness of her audience. Harry had the impression that a full-scale riot could have broken out under her nose and she would have ploughed on with her speech. The teachers, however, were still listening very attentively, and Hermione seemed to be drinking in every word Umbridge spoke, though, judging by her #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Word Usage quotes by Jean-Christophe Valtat
#18. I didn't like what that word-'childhood'-conjured up, or rather, I didn't like the way most people use it: that presumption of innocence and starry-eyed wonder. The only good thing about childhood is that no one really remembers it, or rather, that's the only thing about it to like: this forgetting. What else could possibly lie beneath that blissful oblivion but shame: a dark knowledge of that terrible badge of weakness, that inescapable servitude (bearable only thanks to the slow revelation that we could inflict cruelty and evil on the weaker kids), a sickening awareness that just about everything there is to understand was beyond us, made even worse by the lies and inaccuracies that adults feel entitled to spread around, deliberately, or because they don't know any better, about themselves or about the nature of reality? #Quote by Jean-Christophe Valtat
Word Usage quotes by Paul Crouch
#19. I'm eradicating the word Protestant even out of my vocabulary.. I'm protesting anything.. it's time for Catholics and non-Catholics to come together as one in the Spirit and one in the Lord. #Quote by Paul Crouch
Word Usage quotes by Daisy Whitney
#20. Hush, little students, we'll say the word,
Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird.
And if that mockingbird won't sing,
Mama's gonna write down everything.
And so that book won't look the same,
Mama's gonna add a brand-new name. #Quote by Daisy Whitney
Word Usage quotes by Danielle Bannister
#21. I bite my lip as I begin reading: She needs some sun! Her eyes are hard to see - they're too dark; her nose is thin; no cheek bones!; I think her lips are uneven; her chin is really square, and my favorite: is that a mole or a zit? Awesome. Twenty pages of these cryptic remarks sure do make a girl feel good about herself. The last page changes my sour mood completely. On it there is a sketch of my face - no, sketch is the wrong word. It's too common a word. This is more than a sketch. This is a portrait of my face. The image of the girl staring back at me is so stunning, that I actually gasp. The handwriting on the bottom of the page, which is small and elegant, holds only two words: You're perfect. #Quote by Danielle Bannister
Word Usage quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#22. The word impossible is not in my dictionary. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Word Usage quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#23. When success is one thought away, think it.
When success is one word away, speak it.
When success is one deed away, perform it.
When success is one step away, take it.
When success is one moment away, seize it. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Word Usage quotes by Anonymous
#24. The epithet Sindhusthan besides being Vedic had also a curious advantage which could only be called lucky and yet is too substantial to be ignored. The word Sindhu in Sanskrit does not only mean the Indus but also the Sea-which girdles the southern peninsula - so that this one word Sindhu points out almost all frontiers of the land at a single stroke. Even if we do not accept the tradition that the river Brahmaputra is only a branch of the Sindhu which falls into flowing streams on the eastern and western slopes of the Himalayas and thus constitutes both our eastern as well as western frontiers. still it is indisputably true that it circumscribes our northern and western extremities in its sweep and so the epithet Sindhusthan calls up the image of our whole Motherland : the land that lies between Sindhu and Sindhu - from the Indus to the Seas. #Quote by Anonymous
Word Usage quotes by Sharon Creech
#25. Zola smills, smuggles, what is that word? What is it, that word for the happy teeth?? #Quote by Sharon Creech
Word Usage quotes by Steve Erickson
#26. I struck down his evil no matter what name it took for itself, no matter that it called itself history or revolution, America or the son of God, no matter that it called itself righteous, a righteousness that presumed the license to bind the free word and thought, that presumed the wisdom to timetable the birth of a soul, that presumed the morality that offers its children up to the plague rather than teach them the language of love. A thousand righteous champions calcified into something venal and mean by their presumptions of something sacred and pure and undirtied by the blood and spit and semen of being human: I recognized all of them by the bit of him they carried, sometimes in one eye, sometimes under their nails. #Quote by Steve Erickson
Word Usage quotes by Eliezer Yudkowsky
#27. You are not the one who speaks your thoughts - you are the one who hears your thoughts." In Hebrew, the word for the highest soul, that which God breathed into Adam, is N'Shama - "the hearer. #Quote by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Word Usage quotes by John Piper
#28. God does not mean for us to be passive. He means for us to fight the fight of faith--the fight for joy. And the central strategy is to preach the gospel to yourself. This is war. Satan is preaching for sure. If we remain passive, we surrender the field to him. So Lloyd-Jones gets specific and gets tough:
The main art in the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself. You have to take yourself in hand, you have to address yourself, preach to yourself, question yourself... You must turn on yourself, upbraid yourself, condemn yourself, exhort yourself, and say to yourself: "Hope thou in God"--instead of muttering in this depressed, unhappy way, and then you must go on to remind yourself of God, who God is, and... what God has done, and what God has pledged himself to do. Then having done that, end on this great note: defy yourself, and defy other people, and defy the devil and the whole world, and say with this man: "I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance, who is also the help of my countenance and my God." [from Psalm 42:5]
Of course, the "self" is not the only one who talks to us in our head. So does the devil, and so do other people as we replay their comments in our memories. Therefore, when Lloyd-Jones tells us to preach to ourselves, he knows we must be addressing all these joy-killing messages. That's why he talks about defying self, Satan and other people. When we preach the gospel to ourselves, we are addressing every word of #Quote by John Piper
Word Usage quotes by Marcel Proust
#29. Had I been less firmly resolved upon settling down definitively to work, I should perhaps have made an effort to begin at once. But since my resolution was explicit, since within twenty-four hours, in the empty frame of the following day where everything was so well-arranged because I myself was not yet in it, my good intention would be realized without difficulty, it was better not to start on an evening when I felt ill-prepared. The following days were not, alas, to prove more propitious. But I was reasonable. It would have been puerile, on the part of one who had waited now for years, not to put up with a postponement of two or three days. Confident that by the day after tomorrow I should have written several pages, I said not a word more to my parents of my decision; I preferred to remain patient and then to bring to a convinced and comforted grandmother a sample of work that was already under way. Unfortunately the next day was not that vast, extraneous expanse of time to which I had feverishly looked forward. When it drew to a close, my laziness and my painful struggle to overcome certain internal obstacles had simply lasted twenty-four hours longer. And at the end of several days, my plans not having matured, I had no longer the same hope that they would be realized at once, and hence no longer the heart to subordinate everything else to their realization: I began once again to keep late hours... #Quote by Marcel Proust
Word Usage quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#30. The vote being passed, altho' further observn on it was out of order, he could not refrain from rising and expressing his satisfaction and concluded by saying "there is but one word, Mr. President, in the paper which I disapprove, & that is the word Congress," on which Ben Harrison rose and said "there is but on word in the paper, Mr. President, of which I approve, and that is the word Congress. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Word Usage quotes by Robert Fulghum
#31. There is a tree. At the downhill edge of a long, narrow field in the western foothills of the La Sal Mountains -- southeastern Utah. A particular tree. A juniper. Large for its species -- maybe twenty feet tall and two feet in diameter. For perhaps three hundred years this tree has stood its ground. Flourishing in good seasons, and holding on in bad times. "Beautiful" is not a word that comes to mind when one first sees it. No naturalist would photograph it as exemplary of its kind. Twisted by wind, split and charred by lightning, scarred by brushfires, chewed on by insects, and pecked by birds. Human beings have stripped long strings of bark from its trunk, stapled barbed wire to it in using it as a corner post for a fence line, and nailed signs on it on three sides: NO HUNTING; NO TRESPASSING; PLEASE CLOSE THE GATE. In commandeering this tree as a corner stake for claims of rights and property, miners and ranchers have hacked signs and symbols in its bark, and left Day-Glo orange survey tape tied to its branches. Now it serves as one side of a gate between an alfalfa field and open range. No matter what, in drought, flood heat and cold, it has continued. There is rot and death in it near the ground. But at the greening tips of its upper branches and in its berrylike seed cones, there is yet the outreach of life.

I respect this old juniper tree. For its age, yes. And for its steadfastness in taking whatever is thrown at it. That it has been useful in a practical #Quote by Robert Fulghum
Word Usage quotes by Patrick DeWitt
#32. In the late afternoon the group assembled for cocktails. Without consorting about it they'd all dressed up, and the women's perfumes fought for supremacy in the living room. The sun set, candles were lit; Mme Reynard found an English dictionary among the cookbooks and proposed they play the game called Dictionary, whereby a player assigns an incorrect definition to an unknown word in hopes of fooling the other players.
She claimed the secateur was the sabateur's assistant. Malcom that costalgia was a shared reminiscence, Susan that a remotion was a lateral promotion, Frances that polonaise was an outmoded British condiment fabricated from a horse's bone marrow, Madeline that a puncheon was a contentious luncheon, and Joan that a syrt was a Syrian breath mint. Julius, whose English was not fully matured, said that unbearing was the act of "removing a bear from a peopled premises. #Quote by Patrick DeWitt
Word Usage quotes by Leigh Bardugo
#33. Back at the treasury Matthias had said, He's one of us. She liked that word. Us. A word without division or borders. It seemed full of hope. #Quote by Leigh Bardugo
Word Usage quotes by Emma Scott
#34. A word or a touch that might change everything...
But it can't. I can't take her down that road with me because eventually we'll come to the place where I have to go on, and she can't follow. #Quote by Emma Scott
Word Usage quotes by Susan Hill
#35. The key word for my book The Woman in Black is unsettling ... because you're not terrified all of the time or even frightened, but you're unsettled and once you're unsettled, then the door's open. #Quote by Susan Hill
Word Usage quotes by Neil Gaiman
#36. Delirium: You use that word so much. Responsibilities. Do you ever think about what that means? I mean, what does it mean to you? In your head?
Dream: Well, I use it to refer that area of existence over which I exert a certain amount of control or influence. In my case, the realm and action of dreaming.
Delirium: Hump. It's more than that. The things we do make echoes. S'pose, f'rinstance, you stop on a street corner and admire a brilliant fork of lightning
ZAP! Well for ages after people and things will stop on that very same corner, stare up at the sky. They wouldn't even know what they were looking for. Some of them might see a ghost bolt of lightning in the street. Some of them might even be killed by it. Our existence deforms the universe. THAT'S responsibility. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Word Usage quotes by Rumi
#37. Botha swimmer and a drowned man are in the water; the latter is borne by the water and controlled by it, while the swimmer is borne along by his own power and of his own volition. Every movement made by the drowned man - indeed, every act and word that issue from him - comes from the water, not from him ... The saints are like this. They have died before death. #Quote by Rumi
Word Usage quotes by Karen Russell
#38. If you're short on time, that would be the two-word version of our story: we fell. #Quote by Karen Russell
Word Usage quotes by Paul Kalanithi
#39. I had come to see language as an almost supernatural force, existing between people, bringing our brains, shielded in centimeter-thick skulls, into communion. A word meant something only between people, and life's meaning, its virtue, had something to do with the depth of the relationships we form. #Quote by Paul Kalanithi
Word Usage quotes by Billy Crystal
#40. Insomnia, from the Greek word meaning I can't fucking sleep! #Quote by Billy Crystal
Word Usage quotes by Brigitte Gabriel
#41. Absolutely. If a Muslim who has-who is-a practicing Muslim who believes the word of the Koran to be the word of Allah, who abides by Islam, who goes to mosque and prays every Friday, who prays five times a day-this practicing Muslim, who believes in the teachings of the Koran, cannot be a loyal citizen to the United States of America. #Quote by Brigitte Gabriel
Word Usage quotes by Jessica Francis Kane
#42. Neighbor seems to me a flexible word. You can say "She's my neighbor." and people will think you mean she's your friend. But if something goes wrong, you can say, "Oh I don't really know her. She's just my neighbor," and everyone still knows what you mean. #Quote by Jessica Francis Kane
Word Usage quotes by Kennedy Ryan
#43. Either I'm yours, and you're mine, or we're nothing."

"What?" She blinks her confusion.

"I said," drawing out the word and giving her a few seconds to ge accustomed to our new reality. "Either I'm yours and you're mine, or we're nothing. I don't want to be your friend. I want to be... yours. #Quote by Kennedy Ryan
Word Usage quotes by Mike Mills
#44. I definitely believe in the energy of the set and the energy of the actor, way more than your written word. #Quote by Mike Mills
Word Usage quotes by John Hagee
#45. When your thoughts and opinions become intellectual gods in rebellion against the Word of God, you are in idolatry. #Quote by John Hagee
Word Usage quotes by Anonymous
#46. PROVERBS 15. d A soft answer turns away wrath, but e a harsh word stirs up anger. #Quote by Anonymous
Word Usage quotes by John Henry Newman
#47. If then the power of speech is as great as any that can be named, - if the origin of language is by many philosophers considered nothing short of divine - if by means of words the secrets of the heart are brought to light, pain of soul is relieved, hidden grief is carried off, sympathy conveyed, experience recorded, and wisdom perpetuated, - if by great authors the many are drawn up into unity, national character is fixed, a people speaks, the past and the future, the East and the West are brought into communication with each other, - if such men are, in a word, the spokesmen and the prophets of the human family - it will not answer to make light of Literature or to neglect its study: rather we may be sure that, in proportion as we master it in whatever language, and imbibe its spirit, we shall ourselves become in our own measure the ministers of like benefits to others - be they many or few, be they in the obscurer or the more distinguished walks of life - who are united to us by social ties, and are within the sphere of our personal influence. #Quote by John Henry Newman
Word Usage quotes by Greg Laurie
#48. You become a disciple in the biblical sense only when you are totally and completely committed to Jesus Christ and His Word. #Quote by Greg Laurie

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