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Ending a sentence with a preposition is
something up with which I will not put.
- Winston Churchill

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However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence,
there can't be much to it.
- James Schuyler

Oh, if only God would give me some sign.
If He would just speak to me once. Anything.
One sentence. Two words. If He would just cough.
- the movie Love and Death

The real joy is in constructing a sentence.
But I see myself as an actor first because writing
is what you do when you are ready and acting is what
you do when someone else is ready.
- Steve Martin

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It is important that gang members are aware that if
they engage in aggravated assault,
maiming, kidnapping, or manslaughter that they will
receiving a minimum sentence of 30 years.
- Albert Wynn

One truth is the swing of the sentence,
the beat and poise, but down deeper it's the integrity
of the writer as he matches with the language.
- Don DeLillo

I've got problems and if you sentence me to additional time,
I'm going to compound them.
- Gary Gilmore

 

Sentence first, verdict afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

It rarely adds anything to say, "In my opinion" -
not even modesty.
Naturally a sentence is only your opinion;
and you are not the Pope.
- Paul Goodman

The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over,
acquired all that fame, each of them,
by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
- Robert South

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language.
Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?
- George Carlin

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation,
is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music.
Everybody can recognize it.
They say, 'Huh.
It works.
It makes sense.'
- Barack Obama

Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the
English language? That would be:
Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside?
- Jackson Browne

I get just as much of a thrill out of constructing
a good sentence that gets a laugh at the end as I do from a joke.
- Julian Clary

When I die, if the word 'thong' appears in the first
or second sentence of my obituary,
I've screwed up.
- Albert Brooks

Then about 1951 I began writing again,
painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth,
but which developed into The Tree of Man.
- Patrick White

I grow daily to honour facts more and more,
and theory less and less.
A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing;
a sentence printed,
if not by God, then at least by the Devil.
- Thomas Carlyle

For me, the big chore is always the same:
how to begin a sentence,
how to continue it, how to complete it.
- Claude Simon

In a poem the excitement has to maintain itself.
I am governed by the pull of the sentence as the pull
of a fabric is governed by gravity.
- Marianne Moore

As soon as I started writing Julia, by which I mean
while writing its first sentence,
I felt a sudden, reassuring charge of excitement.
I knew it was going to work.
- Peter Straub

This sentence contradicts itself - no actually it doesn't.
- Douglas Hofstadter

In general, shorter is better.
If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence,
you're halfway home.
- Len Wein

If I were asked for a one-sentence sound bite on religion,
I would say I was against it.
- Salman Rushdie

Well we took it apart scene by scene.
We examined every sentence, every full stop,
every comma.
He has a most wonderful eye for detail,
Roman, and you know, he's a very good artist.
- Ronald Harwood

I still understand a few words in life,
but I no longer think they make a sentence.
- Jean Rostand

His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define;
Of inspiration one percent,
of perspiration, ninety nine.
- Thomas A. Edison

I never leave a sentence or a paragraph until I'm satisfied with it.
- Clifford Geertz

Never resist a sentence you like, in which language
takes its own pleasure and in which,
after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
- Jean Baudrillard

The first sentence of every novel should be:
Trust me,
this will take time but there is order here,
very faint, very human.
Meander if you want to get to town.
- Michael Ondaatje

If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying
as to make the thought of global war
include almost a sentence for suicide,
you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension...
would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great
deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence:
and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!
- Roland Barthes

My mother thought me being gay was a death sentence.
- Jai Rodriguez

In one sentence, I'd describe myself as indescribable.
But, I wouldn't end it with a period.
I'd end it with three dots.
- Jason Schwartzman

Tom DeLay ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence.
- Howard Dean

Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil.
That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.
- Ayn Rand

Male supremacy is fused into the language,
so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it.
- Andrea Dworkin

With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed
inflammation of the sentence structure and definite
hardening of the paragraphs.
- James Thurber

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation,
but as a question.
- Niels Bohr

And in the last sentence I would like also to mention
that Poland is one of the countries with which the
United States has run strategic dialogues since last year.
- Marek Belka

Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence.
The result of the law of my God is perfect.
It condemns but forgives.
It restores - more than abundantly -
what it takes away.
- Jim Elliot

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior
is our only hope for a pardon.
- Douglas Horton

One should be able to return to the first sentence
of a novel and find the resonances of the entire work.
- Gloria Naylor

To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of
a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It can be summed up in one sentence.
Does this person have something to teach my students?
No one has ever let us down.
- James Lipton

You expect far too much of a first sentence.
Think of it as analogous to a good country breakfast:
what we want is something simple,
but nourishing to the imagination.
- Larry McMurtry

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence:
Abolish all private property.
- Karl Marx

This death sentence is not surprising.
It had to be.
- Julius Rosenberg

Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind.
Maybe that's the worst sentence of all,
to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel.
- James Dickey

Be yourself.
Above all, let who you are, what you are,
what you believe shine through every sentence you write,
every piece you finish.
- John Jakes

Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence,
carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous
things and thus an outline of methodology.
- Jacques Derrida

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes

But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the
cadence and fullness of speech,
since the Irish love words and use as many of them
in a sentence as possible.
- Anne McCaffrey

If you want to know who your friends are,
get yourself a jail sentence.
- Charles Bukowski

The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing
proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete
finality of the death sentence.
- Byron White

To hurry through the rise and fall of a fine,
full sentence is like defying the role of time in human life.
- Kenneth Clark

An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.
- Letitia Landon

There's a moral force in a sentence when it comes out right.
It speaks the writer's will to live.
- Don DeLillo

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,
and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
- Alexander Pope

So usually even if you like a sentence or a story or something,
it won't come out that way - it'll come out years later,
and in a different way, and you don't really control that.
- Keren Ann

I was condemned to be beheaded, or burnt,
as the king pleased; and he was graciously pleased,
from the great remains of his love, to choose the mildest sentence.
- Sarah Fielding

I've always seen myself in sentences.
I begin to recognize myself, word by word,
as I work through a sentence.
- Don DeLillo

I keep going over a sentence.
I nag it, gnaw it, pat and flatter it.
- Janet Flanner

I really enjoy acting.
At home I can't even finish a sentence,
and here I am reading these wonderful lines.
I think it must be every housewife's dream,
to be an actress part-time.
- Meg Tilly

The way this whole novel thing came together was,
I sold them one bill of goods and then didn't communicate very well.
I am like Captain Run-on Sentence.
- Ahmet Zappa

My books always begin with a sentence and an image -
not necessarily connected.
- Jeanette Winterson

These people have served a longer sentence than some
people who have committed murder.
- Jeff Greenfield

You need a very, exceptionally clear vision.
And to me, a vision is something that you can say in one sentence.
The fewer the words the better.
- Ron Johnson

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day,
if it is but a single sentence.
If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself
felt at the end of the year.
- Horace Mann

The history of all the great characters of the Bible
is summed up in this one sentence:
They acquainted themselves with God,
and acquiesced His will in all things.
- Richard Cecil

I would love for the time to come where somebody can
talk about me and not have to talk about Britney and
Christina in the same sentence.
- Jessica Simpson

Every sentence has a truth waiting at the end of it
and the writer learns how to know it when he finally gets there.
- Don DeLillo


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