Words matter. These are the best Right Word Quotes from famous people such as Neil Gaiman, John Boyle O’Reilly, Kathleen Battle, John Rocha, Mark Twain, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I don’t know if proud is the right word, but I am somebody who does not, on the whole, have the highest regard for my own stuff in that when I look all I get to see are the flaws.
The right word fitly spoken is a precious rarity.
I sing what I sing. And that’s recitals and orchestra concerts. To appease – no, that’s not the right word – let’s say to satisfy – any opera urgings that my public has, I’ll put in an aria.
I can speak Cantonese, but I can’t speak about fashion – I learnt all my fashion in Europe, so often, during interviews in Chinese I just don’t know the right word – it can be very hard to explain things.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
I would like to see BoJack find some sort of peace. I don’t know if happiness is the right word; I don’t know if he deserves that… But I would like to think even a soul as lost as BoJack can somehow crawl his way toward redemption.
When I go to bed at night, I ask God to give me another day; I ask him to keep me strong and make me a good teacher and to keep spreading this right word.
Both my parents had heavy accents, and so did everybody they knew. It’s a rhythm thing – people who speak English where they have to hesitate and think of the right word. And I think it rubbed off.
A lot of people – boys – look at me differently. They think that if they date me, they are gay because they are dating another boy. In instances like this, I feel almost excluded, if that’s the right word. I feel like I’m being put on a different shelf.
I have now reached the happy age of 23. No, happy is not quite the right word. At this particular moment I am certainly not happy.
He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
I like playing around with the words; I love it when I feel like I’ve picked the exact right word to describe whatever it is I’m trying to describe.
Friends sometimes ask me, ‘When you get the ball what are you thinking?’ But you do not have time to think. You have to do it. It’s not instinct; that’s not the right word, but it’s how you feel in this moment. You sense it. It’s trained, but it’s trained inside you. It makes you faster in the moment.
Unloved is not the right word… but I never felt I made the grade. Mark was a blond, very attractive little boy, and sporty, so Dad was always teaching him to play cricket on the lawn… I always felt I came second out of two.
I like to weed out the people who aren’t going to enjoy me straight off the bat. If you look at all my specials, I do start more extreme and then, as I get into it, sort of at the three-quarter mark, I normally have a bit of pathos. Is pathos the right word?
People in power have to be careful about what comes out of their mouth. They have to find exactly the right word that can’t be attacked.
I think I’m very consistent, that’s the right word.
Fun wouldn’t be the right word… it was the most difficult, challenging, physical, extraordinary stretch I’ve ever had to make, in all those wild regards.
At Cornell University, my professor of European literature, Vladimir Nabokov, changed the way I read and the way I write. Words could paint pictures, I learned from him. Choosing the right word, and the right word order, he illustrated, could make an enormous difference in conveying an image or an idea.
They went into stores to get food to stay alive. Looting isn’t the right word. I call it survival.
I never really thought about myself being in really big movies at all. In fact, I always though I’d do, I don’t know, smaller movies is not quite the right word, but more character-oriented, dramatic things. I took myself a little bit seriously.
I don’t know if desperate is the right word but I know the fans have a big, big desire to see Everton challenging for titles and to win something but we have to go day by day.
It’s rude to not try and look up-to-date. Is rude the right word? Yes! It’s rude – rude to other people.
It means that, in fact, it’s – whether fascist is the right word I don’t know – more of a plutocracy than anything resembling a democracy; it has become a nation controlled by a very small, very wealthy elite.
I feel like every role you take, there’s a part of you that obviously feels like you can do it. I don’t know if perfect is the right word because I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t think it exists.