Quotes About Alphabet

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Jarod Kintz
“I often fantasize about torturing some of the lazier letters of the alphabet, like C, U, and E, because together they only manage to accomplish as much as the solitary letter Q.”
Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

Dejan Stojanovic
“There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Douglas Adams
“Why' is the only question that bothers people enough to have an entire letter of the alphabet named after it.

The alphabet does not go 'A B C D What? When? How?' but it does go 'V W X Why? Z.”
Douglas Adams

Georges Perec
“This is how space begins, with words only, signs traced on the blank page. To describe space: to name it, to trace it, like those portolano-makers who saturated the coastlines with the names of harbours, the names of capes, the names of inlets, until in the end the land was only separated from the sea by a continuous ribbon of text. Is the aleph, that place in Borges from which the entire world is visible simultaneously, anything other than an alphabet?”
Georges Perec, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

Jarod Kintz
“The 27th letter has always been my favorite letter of the alphabet. But, then, I also love ghost stories, invisible beings, the supernatural, and Bigfoot. Just ask The Mythical Mr. Boo, who’s first name begins with the 27th letter.”
Jarod Kintz, American Association for the Advancement of Aardvarks Presents: Dear Natalie

Israelmore Ayivor
“Once you can write an alphabet, you can write a book of 100 million pages. It's just a matter of believing it as possible, and taking the cross millimetre by millimetre.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Jarod Kintz
“I have 26 silly faces, each represents a different letter of the alphabet. So while you think I am grimacing over what you are talking about, I am really spelling out I love you.”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

Yvonne Prinz
“Should I have taken him by the hand and led him over to the Zappa? No. I won't spoon-feed the customers. If you don't know your alphabet, you have no business leaving your house, let alone shopping for premium music.”
Yvonne Prinz, The Vinyl Princess

Rin Chupeco
“Dad says there are more than three thousand letters in the Japanese alphabet, which could pose a problem. There are only twenty-six letters in the English alphabet, and I get into enough trouble with them as it is.”
Rin Chupeco, The Girl from the Well

Vera Nazarian
“Each letter of the alphabet is a steadfast loyal soldier in a great army of words, sentences, paragraphs, and stories. One letter falls, and the entire language falters.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Jarod Kintz
“I am the alphabet soup of love. Eat me or read me, but don’t feed me to the cats.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Marjorie Celona
That perfect letter. The wishbone, fork in the road, empty wineglass. The question we ask over and over. Why? Me with my arms outstretched, feet in first position. The chromosome half of us don't have. Second to last in the alphabet: almost there. Coupled with an L, let's make an adverb. A modest X, legs closed. Y or N? Yes, of course. Upside-down peace sign. Little bird tracks in the sand.

Y, a Greet letter, joined the Latin alphabet after the Romans conquered Greece in the first century -- a double agent: consonant and vowel. No one used adverbs before then, and no one was happy.”
Marjorie Celona, Y

“The Armenian alphabet is shredded lace--squiggly, feathery and mysterious. More elongated than Arabic, more elegant than Cyrillic.”
Laura Kelly, Dispatches from the Republic of Otherness

Jarod Kintz
“There are 26 characters in the alphabet, and what characters they are! Especially Q.”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Jarod Kintz
“There are exactly thirteen letters in my name, and there are also thirteen letters in the English alphabet. And not only are there thirteen letters in English, but there are also thirteen more. To even compete to have as much to say, I’d have to have a clone.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Munia Khan
“Let us change a letter
from the word ‘EVIL’
Make it 'Ivil'
as long as 'Israel' remains so…
Let us protect the letter ‘P’
for Prayers..
for Peace..”
Munia Khan

John Kendrick Bangs
“Taking the alphabet first and learning one letter a year for twenty-six years he will be able to read and write as early in life as he ought to. If we were more careful not to teach our children to read in their childhood we should not be so anxious about the effects of pernicious literature upon their adolescent morals.”
John Kendrick Bangs, The Autobiography of Methuselah

Jarod Kintz
“I keep a pen clipped inside the right pocket of my jeans in case I’m ever attacked by a man wielding a sword. 
I remember another comment Zelda said about me: “He thinks he’s a writer. He couldn’t write the alphabet, even if you spotted him the first 25 letters.”
Jarod Kintz, Gosh, I probably shouldn't publish this.

Jarod Kintz
“I’m going to name my firstborn son 0123456789, because I want him to learn to count before he learns the alphabet. And my second son I’ll call 01, because I want him to get into computers at a young age.”
Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life

William Shakespeare
“Thou whoreson zed, thou unnecessary letter!”
William Shakespeare

Yōko Ogawa
“—Mais, quelle que soit l'importance de l'événement, dès qu'il est écrit sur le papier, il ne fait plus qu'une ou deux lignes. "Mes yeux ne voyaient plus" ou "je n'avais plus un sou", il suffit d'une dizaine ou d'une vingtaine de lettres de l'alphabet. C'est pourquoi, quand on calligraphie des autobiographies, il arrive qu'on soit soulagé. On se dit que ce n'est pas la peine de trop réfléchir à tout ce qui se passe dans le monde.”
Yōko Ogawa, Les Tendres Plaintes

Jarod Kintz
“Love is a universal language, and I have just created its alphabet. In written form, the letters are invisible; when spoken the words are inaudible; but when touched, the sentences are smooth, like freshly shaven legs.”
Jarod Kintz, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

Jarod Kintz
“J is the sexiest letter, followed closely by a,r,o,d, and then k,i,n,t,z.”
Jarod Kintz, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You

Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio
“From his beach bag the man took an old penknife with a red handle and began to etch the signs of the letters onto nice flat pebbles. At the same time, he spoke to Mondo about everything there was in the letters, about everything you could see in them when you looked and when you listened. He spoke about A, which is like a big fly with its wings pulled back; about B, which is funny, with its two tummies; or C and D, which are like the moon, a crescent moon or a half-full moon; and then there was O, which was the full moon in the black sky. H is high, a ladder to climb up trees or to reach the roofs of houses; E and F look like a rake and a shovel; and G is like a fat man sitting in an armchair. I dances on tiptoes, with a little head popping up each time it bounces, whereas J likes to swing. K is broken like an old man, R takes big strides like a soldier, and Y stands tall, its arms up in the air, and it shouts: help! L is a tree on the river's edge, M is a mountain, N is for names, and people waving their hands, P is asleep on one paw, and Q is sitting on its tail; S is always a snake, Z is always a bolt of lightning, T is beautiful, like the mast on a ship, U is like a vase, V and W are birds, birds in flight; and X is a cross to help you remember.
Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio, Mondo et autres histoires

Rebecca McNutt
“A picture's worth a thousand words. But a single word can make you think of over a thousand pictures in your mind, over a thousand moments, a thousand memories.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

Jarod Kintz
“I love in all directions, except southeast. Don’t ask me why, because I already told you where. Also, don’t ask me who, because the list of who I love is as long as a phone book, though arranged by height, and not alphabetically.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Neil Gaiman
“B is for boat, pushing off into the dark. C is the way that we find and we look. D is for diamonds, the bait on the hook.”
Neil Gaiman, The Dangerous Alphabet

Jarod Kintz
“Right on cue, I figured out the letter that comes after P.”
Jarod Kintz, Whenever You're Gone, I'm Here For You

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
“(...) rest content and satisfied that as you are caught in the noose of love it is one of worth and merit that has taken you, and one that has not only the the four S's that they say true lovers ought to have, but a complete alphabet; only listen to me and you will see how I can repeat it by rote. He is to my eyes and thinking, Amiable, Brave, Courteous, Distinguished, Elegant, Fond, Gay, Honorable, Illustrious, Loyal, Manly, Noble, Open, Polite, Quickwitted, Rich, and the S's according to the saying, and then Tender, Veracious: X does not suite him, for it is a rough letter; Y has been given already; and Z Zealous for your honour.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

“« Tant pour l’auteur que pour le lecteur, les lettres de l’alphabet sont un mot de passe fantastique. Elles permettent l’accès à un monde magique, imaginaire et réel à la fois; ce même monde qui fera jaillir en nous un flot infini d’émotions inoubliables... »”
Dominique Letellier

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