Quotes: vocabulary

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  • Harry Mathews
    Harry Mathews
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    Syntax and vocabulary are overwhelming constraints - the rules that run us. Language is using us to talk -we think we're using the language, but language is doing the thinking, we're its slavish agents.
  • Bjarke Ingels
    Bjarke Ingels
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    Architecture is restricted to such a limited vocabulary. A building is either a high-rise or a perimeter block or a town house.
  • Kim Basinger
    Kim Basinger
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    I work in a strange business, and trust is a word that's not even in the vocabulary.
  • Annie Leibovitz
    Annie Leibovitz
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    I've created a vocabulary of different styles. I draw from many different ways to take a picture. Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism.
  • Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    American activist 1925-1965
    Malcolm X
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    If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
  • 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.
  • Evelyn Waugh
    Evelyn Waugh
    British novelist 1903-1966
    Evelyn Waugh
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    One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
  • Tommy Lasorda
    Tommy Lasorda
    American Baseball player 1927-
    Tommy Lasorda
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    Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.
  • Read, read, read. Read good books. You will strengthen your understanding of story. Your vocabulary will be the richer for it.
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    American Author 1832-1888
    Louisa May Alcott
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    Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    The last thing a political party gives up is its vocabulary.
  • David Ogilvy
    David Ogilvy
    American businessman, Advertising Expert 1911-
    David Ogilvy
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    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.
  • Marina Warner
    Marina Warner
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    The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain.
    Source: Signs & wonders (2003)
  • Carine Roitfeld
    Carine Roitfeld
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    To see yourself on the big screen, you're big, you hate your voice, your vocabulary. You say the same words, you speak bad.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
    Booker T. Washington
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    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.
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