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We use the word 'hope' perhaps more often than any other word in the vocabulary: 'I hope it's a nice day.' 'Hopefully, you're doing well.' 'So how are things going along? Pretty good. Going to be good tomorrow? Hope so.' (Quote by - Studs Terkel)

Science gives us a powerful vocabulary, and it is impossible to produce a vocabulary with which one can only say nice things. (Quote by - John Charles Polanyi)

My mother was a very literate person who had educated herself. She had an exceptional vocabulary. (Quote by - Lynn Johnston)

In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary. (Quote by - Harold Bloom)

Being a man given to oratory and high principles, he enjoyed the sound of his own vocabulary and the warmth of his own virtue. (Quote by - Sinclair Lewis)

With a very few exceptions, every word in the French vocabulary comes straight from the Latin. (Quote by - Lytton Strachey)

Short words are the best and old words when short are best of all. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

Practice the vocabulary of love - unlearn the language of hate and contempt. (Quote by - Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

There is a continuum of values between the churches and the general community. What distinguishes the handling of these values in the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved. (Quote by - Peter L. Berger)

The most important word in the vocabulary of advertising is test. If you pretest your product with consumers, and pretest your advertising, you will do well in the marketplace. (Quote by - David Ogilvy)

Language, the machine of the poet, is best fitted for his purpose in its rudest state. Nations, like individuals, first perceive, and then abstract. They advance from particular images to general terms. Hence the vocabulary of an enlightened society is philosophical, that of a half-civilized people is poetical. (Quote by - Thomas Babington Macaulay)

I was probably just trying to be Dennis Miller, but without the vocabulary to actually be Dennis Miller. I guess I was just less interesting than I am now, if I am interesting at all. (Quote by - Todd Barry)

This African American Vernacular English shares most of its grammar and vocabulary with other dialects of English. But it is distinct in many ways, and it is more different from standard English than any other dialect spoken in continental North America. (Quote by - William Labov)

Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll; women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they're angry and militant. (Quote by - Ani DiFranco)

In the younger days of the Republic there lived in the county of - two men, who were admitted on all hands to be the very best men In the county; which, in the Georgia vocabulary, means they could flog any other two men in the county. (Quote by - Augustus Baldwin Longstreet)

Statistician: Delphic figure who lacks the necessary vocabulary to converse with mere mortals (Quote by - Rod Nicolson)

I always try to think of a vocabulary to match different musical situations. (Quote by - Roscoe Mitchell)

Prose, words in their best order. Poetry, the best words in the best order. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. (Quote by - John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

Most jazz players work out their solos, at least to the extent that they have a very specific vocabulary. (Quote by - Lee Konitz)

Words are not even within me. They're not in my vocabulary to really express the kind of feeling that I had. (Quote by - Tanya Tucker)

We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary. (Quote by - Booker T. Washington)

The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain. (Quote by - Marina Warner)

The citizen is becoming a pawn in a game where nobody knows the rules, where everybody consequently doubts that there are rules at all, and where the vocabulary has been diminished to such an extent that nobody is even sure what the game is all about. (Quote by - Andrew Eldritch)

There's no vocabulary For love within a family, love that's lived in But not looked at, love within the light of which All else is seen, the love within which All other love finds speech. This love is silent. (Quote by - T.S. Eliot)


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