Quotations on Vocabulary

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"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Friend, Vocabulary, Word)

In fact, eloquence in English will inevitably make use of the Latin element in our vocabulary.
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Eloquence, English, Fact, Vocabulary, Will)

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers.
- Larry Flynt
(Keywords: Love, Friendship, English, Trying, Vocabulary, Words)

There is a way in which all writing is connected. In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring.
- Marilyn Hacker
(Keywords: Example, Language, Students, Vocabulary, Writing)

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.
- Tommy Lasorda
(Keywords: Failure, Pressure, Thinking, Vocabulary, Word)

Of course there are big differences in length and character and vocabulary, but each level has its particular pleasures when it comes to the words one can use and the way one uses them.
- Margaret Mahy
(Keywords: Character, Vocabulary, Words)

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.
- David Ogilvy
(Keywords: Advertising, Vocabulary, Will, Word)

So long as we use a certain language, all questions that we can ask will have to be formulated in it and will thereby confirm the theory of the universe which is implied in the vocabulary and structure of the language.
- Michael Polanyi
(Keywords: Language, Questions, Theory, Universe, Vocabulary, Will)

We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them.
- Christopher Reeve
(Keywords: Time, Community, Day, Disease, Injury, Trials, Vocabulary, Will, Words)

Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
- Dorothy L. Sayers
(Keywords: English, Vocabulary, Writer)

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

The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose metre is one's biography, joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking, a waking island.
- Derek Walcott
(Keywords: Biography, Body, Luck, Sound, Vocabulary, Waking, Walking)

I wanted to define the vocabulary of a wedding both visually and intellectually. The book is about more than weddings or wedding dresses. It's a metaphor for women's lives, their creativity.
- Vera Wang
(Keywords: Wedding, Women, Creativity, Metaphor, Vocabulary, Weddings)

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.
- Booker T. Washington
(Keywords: English, Unconscious, Vocabulary, Words)

One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
- Evelyn Waugh
(Keywords: Names, Needs, Vocabulary, Will, Words)

In my eighties, my best friends are in their fifties, and I have many friends at university. It keeps one young, and up with the vocabulary. That's terribly important, especially for a writer.
- Mary Wesley
(Keywords: Friends, University, Vocabulary, Writer)

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