Top 120 Description Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Description Quotes from famous people such as Luke Evans, Walter Kirn, Steven Wright, Nancy Reagan, Paul Heyman, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I wouldn't say being in a film with The Rock was 'motiv

I wouldn’t say being in a film with The Rock was ‘motivating.’ ‘Terrifying’ would be a more accurate description.
Luke Evans
My mother used to push ‘Wuthering Heights’ on me as a boy, and I sensed from her breathy description of the story that it would make me laugh. I have no plans to find out if this is true.
Walter Kirn
I never even thought of myself as deadpan until someone wrote an article about me about a year after I was doing comedy. There was a paper called the ‘Boston Phoenix,’ and someone wrote a description of what I was doing and that’s where I first saw ‘deadpan.’
Steven Wright
There is no job description for the first lady and she’s only there because her husband got elected president.
Nancy Reagan
I haven’t wanted to portray a manager since Paul E. Dangerously was with the Samoan Swat Team in 1989. I’ve always wanted to do some different presentation in that role. I don’t consider myself a manager – I’m an advocate, and I truly believe that that is the description for the role that I play.
Paul Heyman
Leadership contains certain elements of good management, but it requires that you inspire, that you build durable trust. For an organization to be not just good but to win, leadership means evoking participation larger than the job description, commitment deeper than any job contract’s wording.
Stanley A. McChrystal
In some respects, big ideas can be a bit too big for a short story – especially if you’ve only got a couple of thousand words to play with, and you need room for other stuff, like character, description.
Alastair Reynolds
The description of my character in the first few movies I did was always ‘nerdy,’ but I liked that; it was way more interesting.
Winona Ryder
Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns are combined, and these phenomena illustrate very aptly the enrichment of information that occurs when one description is combined with another.
Gregory Bateson
The absolute base-level thing that you do as a new screenwriter is send out query letters. Literally, you just say, ‘Hi, Mr. So-and-So,’ and you give them a one-sentence description of one of your scripts. You send it out to a list of people you found on the Internet.
Evan Daugherty
The only description for Nolan in the script was that he’s a very bad dresser. I put on a red windbreaker and every other ugly, ill-fitting thing I could dig out. He was potentially written as a clean-cut nerd, but I wanted a darker spin.
Gabriel Mann
What Bradbury had that most other science-fiction writers didn’t have at that time was a love for beautiful language, evocative description, and haunting phrases that would stick with the reader.
Robert J. Sawyer
If you go for an audition, you have a character description, and for the women, it’s always about being beautiful, sexy. And for the men it’s more about the character than how he appears physically. That annoys me.
Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
While I have always thought that the motivation for looking for E.T. was both self-evident and patently worthy, it’s possible that I’m a victim of my own job description. Others don’t inevitably agree. Some will opine that there are better ways to spend the money.
Seth Shostak
Voyeurism is a director’s job description. It’s an artist’s, too.
Andy Warhol
I remember as a kid not ever wanting to have friends around to my house because it was, for want of a better description, disheveled.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
I really like ‘This Side of Paradise’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I think it’s a cool description of a character.
Bridgit Mendler
Good and productive labor is valuable, and it doesn’t mean you have to have a fancy job description. You don’t have to become rich. You can be ordinary. Happiness lies there. Do good work, create good work for others.
Jay Parini
I’ve always had this image of this strong, sprightly person who is undaunted by anything; on the contrary, I was one of the shyest, most unsure people you ever met in your life. But I have one very specific quality: I’m plucky. I really am. I would say that’s a perfect description of my personality.
Rita Moreno
I grew up watching stand-ups and thought it was so entertaining and unique – you didn’t see that as a job description anywhere.
Kevin Nealon
I fell in love with Norman Mailer’s ‘Of a Fire on the Moon’, a description of the 1969 moon landing and the society that had produced NASA – and was inspired by him to begin a kind of anthropology of modern life.
Alain de Botton
It’s just I hate reading the description ‘offbeat’ about a character in a script, because I, along with Seth Green, Jamie Kennedy and a few others, have cornered the market on ‘offbeat.’
Breckin Meyer
Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We’re dreamers, you see, but we’re also realists, of a sort.
William Gibson
I was trying in ‘The Power of the Dog’ to write a brutally accurate in-your-face, if you will, description of 30 years in the war on drugs. And the effect that that had on people.
Don Winslow
My father died when I was 9 years old. The miserable condition of my family at that time is beyond description. My family, solitary and without influence, became at once the target of much insult and abuse.
Chiang Kai-shek
All I can really say is it’s bloodier than hell. In this one I’m going to be much more direct and honest in my description of the actual killings and the crime scene.
Christopher Darden
When I read the scene where I’m actually chainsawing my way out of the belly of a shark, how could a guy turn that down when that’s in the job description?
Ian Ziering
Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being advertised on eBay the other day – the description was, ‘Never shot. Dropped once.
Roy Blunt
It’s definitely part of my job description not to be too fat.
Elizabeth Hurley
This is the deal: we are happy to single out people as superior just as long as they don’t accept the description themselves. We want heroes and idols, but we also want egalitarianism, and that requires proclamations of humility from our gods.
Julian Baggini
The army’s original job description was to protect borders, but a demanding country depends on it for everything else too, from rebuilding bridges after a tsunami to keeping the peace when religious riots erupt.
Barkha Dutt
If I don't have a project going, I sit down and begin t

If I don’t have a project going, I sit down and begin to write something – a character sketch, a monologue, a description of some sight, or even just a list of ideas.
Thomas Perry
My only description for me is that there’s no throwaway people. That’s the creed that I live by. It doesn’t matter if I’m singing or not. That’s the kind of person that my father and mother wanted me to be. The end obligation is to make people feel good about who they are.
Arlo Guthrie
The pursuit of the vibrant seems to be the universal job description of the nation’s city planners nowadays. It is also part of the Obama administration’s economic recovery strategy for the nation.
Thomas Frank
Disney World is exactly the wrong description of how the Secret Service should operate in public. Their jobs are not about pleasing adults and children, but rather protecting the president and the first family.
Bob Beckel
To be a writer is to connect and to play and to attempt to see clearly and understand. It astounds me regularly that feeling things deeply and writing them down is basically my job description.
Deb Caletti
The really hard thing for both men and women is getting older: it becomes increasingly difficult to live a life based on uncertainty, disempowerment is written into the job description.
Lesley Sharp
As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.
James E. Faust
If you see an image and it’s just an image, and there’s a bad link or no description, and you don’t know what that image is, or who took it, or what it’s a picture of, it’s not a very satisfying or actionable experience.
Evan Sharp
Scripts that make characters a two-sentence description, I’m not interested in.
Dylan Sprouse
‘John Doe’ is typically used in a warrant when the accused is known by an alias or by a physical description.
Bill Dedman
What is it that the scientist finds useful in being able to relate a positive description of behavior to the solution of a maximizing problem? That is what a good deal of my own early work was about.
Paul Samuelson
It would never occur to me not to look dreadful if that’s the job description.
Lesley Manville
A good commentator is someone who obviously people like listening to, who gets the blend between description, entertainment and accuracy of conveying the event right. If you can do that in an interesting way, you are a good commentator.
Jonathan Agnew
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
John Locke
I can be described as many things, but no description of me is complete without saying ‘Englishman.’ My parents were from Liverpool and emigrated to Canada before I was born.
Mike Myers
My job description? It is many things; it is a whole universe created around the things that I like.
Julia Restoin Roitfeld
Be known as a great resource. Are you an Excel genius? An expert on local restaurants? Fabulous at proofreading? Go beyond your job description by being an open resource for others in the company who could benefit from your talents. I believe that paying it forward will serve you well one way or another in the future.
Katrina Lake
‘Hamlet’ is the best description of grief I’ve read because it dramatizes grief rather than merely describing it.
Meghan O’Rourke