Sentence Quotes

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“We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings. Never underestimate the power of a single word, and never recklessly throw around words. One wrong word, or misinterpreted word, can change the meaning of an entire sentence and start a war. And one right word, or one kind word, can grant you the heavens and open doors.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Gore Vidal
“You can't really succeed with a novel anyway; they're too big. It's like city planning. You can't plan a perfect city because there's too much going on that you can't take into account. You can, however, write a perfect sentence now and then. I have.”
Gore Vidal

John Stuart Mill
“I will call no being good who is not what I mean when I apply that epithet to my fellow creatures; and if such a creature can sentence me to hell for not so calling him, to hell I will go .”
John Stuart Mill, An examination of Sir William Hamilton's philosophy, and of the principal philosophical questions discussed in his writings

Giordano Bruno
“I await your sentence with less fear than you pass it. The time will come when all will see what I see.”
Giordano Bruno

Steve Maraboli
“The way you live your day is a sentence in the story of your life. Each day you make the choice whether the sentence ends with a period, question mark, or exclamation point.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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

Miller Williams
“Every word you add dilutes the sentence.”
Miller Williams

Roland Barthes
“There is nothing in discourse that is not to be found in a sentence.”
Roland Barthes, Image - Music - Text

Kayla Severson
“We are each, then, a sentence within the boundless book of humanity. The question is… What will our sentence read, how eloquently will it read, and who will read it?”
Kayla Severson, Nature's 1st Gem Is Green

Lynne Truss
“So the particular strengths of the colon are beginning to become clear. A colon is nearly always preceded by a complete sentence, and in its simplest usage it rather theatrically announces what is to come. Like a well-trained magician's assistant, it pauses slightly to give you time to get a bit worried, and then efficiently whisks away the cloth and reveals the trick complete.”
Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Natalya Vorobyova
“I cross-examined him and he double-crossed me but that's fine; I'll prosecute him one day and he'll be sentenced to life without parole…with me.”
Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Ogwo David Emenike
“One sentence can make a difference, and the writer of that sentence can be you.”
Ogwo David Emenike

“Writing is an exhausting and demoralizing task that destroys human conceits. Writing an elongated series of personal essay opens a person’s mind to explore paradoxes and discover previously unrealized personal truths. Writing is as arduous as any trek into the wilderness. Every sentence takes a writer deeper into the jungle of the mind, a world of frightening inconsistencies created by our waking life’s desire that the world of chaos conform to our convenience.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Lori Gottlieb
“How long do you think the sentence for this crime should be? A year? Five? Ten?' Many of us torture ourselves over our mistakes for decades, even after we've genuinely attempted to make amends. How reasonable is that sentence?”
Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Ron Baratono
“It only takes one sentence to change someone’s life. Make it count.”
Ron Baratono, The Writings of Ron Baratono

“Sentence making is an act of questing into unexplored regions, probing the anarchy of daylight, and exploring the troubling confusion and turmoil of the night.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Ziellos zappte sie durch die Kanäle: Von einer Kochshow, in der ein besonders kritischer Halbling die Cousine von zwei Zwergenköchen harsch aburteilte, über eine Dokumentation, die sich mit Schimmersüchtigen beschäftigte, und einen ausführlichen Bericht über den Bombenanschlag auf den Kosmetikkonzern Lesvin vor drei Wochen, bei dem ein Mann und seine kleine Tochter starben, eine Folge von "Durchs Verlies", die auf den Krieger-Comics beruhte, und in der eine Gruppe von Helden (zwei Gnome: sie Klerikerin, er Barde), ein menschlicher Barbar, ein halbelfisches Geschwisterpärchen (er mit Messern, sie mit Bogen und Bärenbegleiter) und ein menschlicher Scharfschütze mit altertümlichen Feuereisen als Bewaffnung heroisch überzeichnete Abenteuer erlebten bis hin zu einer Reportage, die gerade erst angefangen hatte.”
Jan C. Sander, Das Grün umschlingt das Eisen

“At the time of last sentence, you will realize that disappointment with deprivation is so whopping.”
Prof.Salam Al Shereida

Ehsan Sehgal
“A liar doesn't care about others since it is insincere and unfaithful, even with its own life; in this context, it is a grave sentence.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Steven Magee
“The military is not so much a job, it is more of a death sentence.”
Steven Magee

“In Caiaphas' court-room the Prisoner was now the object of scorn and contempt, 'a worm and no man', a blot on the very name and honour of Israel, a Philistine of the Philistines, worthy only of death. Here we touch another nerve of Christ's sufferings, his rejection by his own people. 'He came to his own home, and his own people received him not' (John 1:11). He was officially disowned as a child of Abraham, he who had wept over impenitent Jerusalem. In this rejection God was rending the Saviour's heart. To be thus spurned by his own people and treated as a reprobate, was a bitter grief to bear. To be delivered to the pagans for further trial and then death added to the pain that wrenched at his heart. But the One who had come to save the world must suffer at the hands of the world.”
Frederick S. Leahy, The Cross He Bore: Meditations on the Sufferings of the Redeemer

Wendell Berry
“A well-made sentence, I think, is a thing of beauty.”
Wendell Berry

“Making meaningful sentence is made upon meaningful sentence making”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Attempting to condense the effect of serial offence is immense nonsense; the culprit cannot silence the law. He will face the consequence when sentence is passed. Residence in jail will be his lot where other convicts will burst his smelly jelly belly.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Nitya Prakash
“You filled my entire library, I was the period at the end of your first sentence.”
Nitya Prakash

“Every thought is a spell. Every sentence you utter is a spell. So the big question is... are you creating beauty or death with your word magic?”
Rosangel Perez

Steven Magee
“I cannot remember’ is the most frequent sentence that my girlfriend hears.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Learning to coexist with delayed altitude complications is the life sentence handed to me by professional astronomers.”
Steven Magee

Ocean Vuong
“If we are lucky, the end of the sentence is where we might begin.”
Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

“The act of order (in a sentence) is also an act of creative limitation”

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