Top 75 One Word Quotes

Words matter. These are the best One Word Quotes from famous people such as Laurence Olivier, Christina Anstead, Pearl S. Buck, Gary Herbert, Himesh Reshammiya, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.
Laurence Olivier
Ant has been so supportive. He’s very grounded. As he entered my world, there’s so many false stories spinning out there and he’s never said one word to me about any of it.
Christina Anstead
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck
In Utah, one word sums up our business prowess: investment. Simply put, we know we can’t have long-term economic growth and maintain Utah’s enviable quality of life without making some critical investments.
Gary Herbert
In one word, if I have to describe ‘Damadamm!’ then I will say that the performances, the music, and the script reflect sincerity.
Himesh Reshammiya
For my 100-day project, I decided to keep a journal. It could be just one sentence. Often, it was just one word, occasionally the F-word. But it gave me a sense of structure.
Suleika Jaouad
Having our privacy exposed is particularly crushing for the British – a nation for whom the phrase: ‘How are you?’ really means: ‘Please say one word, then leave me alone.’
Frankie Boyle
Advice may not be good advice 10 or 15 years from now. Someone could tell you something years ago and it might not work now. The world is constantly changing. One word could mean something different today. Today you can’t give advice to anyone.
Roy Haynes
The one word that makes a good manager – decisiveness.
Lee Iacocca
One word from the Lord is like a piece of gold to a believer, who is like a jeweler, shaping and hammering out the promise for a number of weeks.
Charles Spurgeon
The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love’. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
Lydia M. Child
On Hillary’s side, I don’t think it gets more establishment than Hillary Clinton. If I had one word to describe Hillary, it would be ‘beholden.’ Nothing’s gonna really change. Government’s gonna have the answer to everything, and that’s gonna mean taxes are gonna go up.
Gary Johnson
Those of us who believe in God and those of us who have dedicated our lives to helping others in the name of God don’t want to take a second seat to anyone who is suggesting that one word out of the platform means that the Democrats across America are godless.
Dick Durbin
I could sum up the future in one word, and that word is ‘boring.’ The future is going to be boring.
J. G. Ballard
The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.
Benjamin Disraeli
There is one word in America that says it all, and that one word is, ‘You never know.’
Joaquin Andujar
If someone was like, ‘Describe yourself in one word,’ I would never say, ‘Handsome.’
Ian Harding
I once wrote that the first week in Jerusalem was the hardest week of my life. I was different, other; my clothes were different, as was my language. All of the classes were in Hebrew – science, bible, literature. I sat there not understanding one word. When I tried to speak, everyone would laugh at me.
Sayed Kashua
If I had one word to describe how I feel at never having to work with co-host Adam Savage again it’d be relief.
Jamie Hyneman
The sexiest thing that a woman can do, wear, and say all fall under one word to me: subtlety. To be subtle in the things that she does and the things she says and the things she wears – I appreciate the details.
Dwayne Johnson
I was doing an interview with a curator, and he asked me to sum up art in one word. Before he even finished asking the question, I said, ‘Impurity.’ Because that’s it.
Sean Scully
I never heard one word in Pixar about, ‘Will kids get this?’ I don’t think it’s important that they get everything. I think that it’s important that they get engaged, interested.
Brad Bird
Food to me, in one word, is ‘creativity’ or ‘expression.’ It’s simply, ‘This is who I am at this point in time, and this is what I want to cook for you.’
Graham Elliot
I never did, and I never will, thank any man for altering any one word of my compositions without my privity.
William Godwin
I’m going to make a film where not one word is really important. I’m going to make it all action.
Elia Kazan
The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom.
Silvio Berlusconi
The one word that no politician will ever speak, is ‘enough.’ Enough.
Carl Hiaasen
I listen to these pundits all the time breaking down Trump – ‘He’s brash, and he’s bold, and he’s successful’ – and none of those are what it is. There’s one word to sum it up, and it’s courage. He has courage.
Chael Sonnen
That is now my mission: to provide a European vision of growth, employment, prosperity – in one word, our future.
Francois Hollande
In fact, I argue that the future of advertising, whatever the technology, will be to associate each brand with one word. This is one word equity. It’s the modern equivalent of having the best site on the high street, except the location is in the mind.
Maurice Saatchi
Ask a science professor what she worries about. It won’t take long. She’ll look you in the eye and say one word: ‘Money.’
Hope Jahren
You give a press conference, and they'll pick one word,

You give a press conference, and they’ll pick one word, they’ll pick two words. The media is still out to write what they want to write.
Matt Harvey
I’ve interviewed people where their response was literally one word for everything I asked. This didn’t help me get to know them, nor did it sell me on their skill set to help my company achieve its goals. I got nothing from them, which meant I had no way of knowing if they were really a good fit in the company.
John Rampton
Sports journalism is in the midst of an identity crisis so profound that we no longer know whether we’re made up of one word or two.
Jane Leavy
I’ve never used one word of profanity in front of my wife, or my daughter, or my granddaughter… or anybody else’s wife.
Tommy Lasorda
Our style, in one word, the Image guys, our approach to the page was bold.
Rob Liefeld
One word that seems to connect both leaders and employees is: ‘outcomes.’ Built into that word is the implicit and explicit understanding and agreement that effective actions lead to good outcomes; ineffective actions lead to poor outcomes.
Mark Goulston
Bill Gates is a very rich man today… and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.
Dave Barry
I need to feel as if everything is clean and in its proper place before I can even attempt to write one word. At least, that’s what I tell myself. I make the bed, I put away the dishes, maybe I dust, maybe I do the laundry, maybe I go to the post office.
Said Sayrafiezadeh
We are the kind of people who obsess over one word… but we have only one shot to get it right in concert. It was hard the first time I practiced with them. I was so nervous that my vocal chords were paralyzed for about a half-hour.
Amy Tan
I’m the only man in the world that has made a career with one word: ‘Grrrrreeeat!’
Thurl Ravenscroft
When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’
Stephen King
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
Communicators need to figure out how well do they engage people, and they should not talk one word longer than people are engaged.
Andy Stanley
Artists were always referred to as great artists. I thought that’s what the profession was. One word: great-artist. There wasn’t one moment in my life when I thought I wanted to be anything else.
Hedda Sterne
In English, there is one word for sister. In Chinese, there are two separate words, for elder and younger sister. This is actually a translation problem because if you see the word sister, you don’t know how to translate it to Chinese because you don’t know if it’s an elder sister or younger.
Andrew Ng
I want to create. I think that’s the one word I can grow on.
Israel Broussard
I never have really become accustomed to the ‘John.’ Nobody ever really calls me John… I’ve always been Duke or Marion or John Wayne. It’s a name that goes well together, and it’s like one word – John Wayne.
John Wayne
One word from Chairman Mao is worth ten thousand from others. His every statement is truth. We must carry out those we that understand as well as those we don’t.
Lin Biao
On the pitch if I could summarise 2018 in one word it would be progress.
Eniola Aluko
One word in one system might mean something else. You have to get a feel for it and study hard and then also when you get into these game-plan weeks, just bear down on what we’re doing on a week-to-week basis.
Matt Cassel
Science is the ultimate tool to reveal the laws of nature, and the one word written on its banner is Truth.
Dan Shechtman
There should be a whole book written about that one word: country. What does that mean, country? It’s such a huge umbrella. I would hope that what makes it country is that it all starts with a song. The story being told in three and a half minutes that is not being told on another station.
Dierks Bentley
There are still many tribal cultures where poetry and song, there is just one word for them. There are other cultures with literacy where poetry and song are distinguished. But poetry always remembers that it has its origins in music.
Edward Hirsch
You gotta ask ‘why’ questions. ‘Why did you do this?’ A ‘why’ question you can’t answer with one word.
Larry King
Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you’ve lost the whole thing.
W. S. Merwin
Oasis can’t be summed up in one word. I could do a sentence: Boys from council estate made it very, very big.
Noel Gallagher