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America has the longest prison sentences in the West,
yet the only condition long sentences demonstrably cure is heterosexuality.
- Bruce Jackson

Don't forget that the only two things people read in
a story are the first and last sentences.
Give them blood in the eye on the first one.
- Herbert Bayard Swope

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

Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
- Denis Diderot

 

But the single overwhelming reason why jails are bursting
is longer sentences given for more crimes.
- Polly Toynbee

For some people, their idea of getting tough is longer suspended sentences.
- Jeremy Larner

The pressure isn't on my brain, but on my mouth.
I realized Sam Malone said very little,
he spoke in little sentences.
Which is much more comfortable for me for some reason.
- Ted Danson

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Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences,
and there are always too many small coins.
- Jules Renard

If life's lessons could be reduced to single sentences,
there would be no need for fiction.
- Scott Turow

Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences.
Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Sentences are not as such either true or false.
- J. L. Austin

I write longer sentences than most of the others,
maybe because I probably like Henry James more than they do.
- Peter Straub

What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation.
The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences.
That's what their substance is.
- Jonathan Miller

I try to sit down at the typewriter four times a day,
even if it's only five minutes, and write three sentences.
- Roger Zelazny

Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind.
- Wolcott Gibbs

Truth is simply a compliment paid to sentences seen to be paying their way.
- Richard Rorty

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes

I believe there's no proverb but what is true;
they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience,
the universal mother of sciences.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Every rustic who delivers in the village alehouse his slow,
infrequent sentences, may help to kill or keep alive
the fatal superstitions which clog his race.
- William Kingdon Clifford

Lapped in poetry, wrapped in the picturesque,
armed with logical sentences and inalienable words.
- Anatole Broyard

We don't communicate in full sentences anyway.
We don't need all those words.
- Shepard Smith

I've been lucky.
I've met a lot of baseball people, and I've learned
to value people who talk -
people who talk well and in long sentences and even long paragraphs.
- Roger Angell

I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences.
- Ella Maillart

I have two books that were published quite some time ago.
I start to read about three sentences.
I have to close it.
I am so self-conscious.
Who did I think I was?
- Patty Duke

I like the construction of sentences and the juxtaposition
of words-not just how they sound or what they mean,
but even what they look like.
- Don DeLillo

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability
to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
- Jean Rostand

It's weird when people start sentences with 'frankly' -
as if their other sentences don't count.
- Doug Coupland

Something's going to happen that's going to make us
all pay attention at the type of sentences some people
are serving and the conditions in which they are served.
- Christopher Darden

I'm so uncomfortable, especially in emotional situations,
having to say sentences that don't feel right.
As an actor - or really, as any kind of person sensitive to it.
- Franka Potente

I'll agonize over sentences.
Mostly because you're trying to create specific effects with sentences,
and because there are a number of different voices in the book.
- Neil Gaiman

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions.
It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison.
It is the effect, not the cause.
- Jack Henry Abbott

Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories.
- Denis Diderot

The composing room has an unlimited supply of periods
available to terminate short,
simple sentences.
- Turner Catledge

I mean people just have a way of - y'know they'll review
your record in two sentences and put you in this little
stupid box that you don't want to be in.
- Elliott Smith

It should consist of short, sharply focused sentences,
each of which is a whole scene in itself.
- Theodore Sturgeon

The words of the world want to make sentences.
- Gaston Bachelard

All the lessons of history in four sentences:
Whom the gods would destroy,
they first make mad with power.
The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small.
The bee fertilizes the flower it robs.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
- Charles A. Beard

A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences,
for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary
lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
- William Strunk, Jr.

Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any
rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse.
A universe definable in two sentences is something
for which the professorial intellect has no use.
No faith in anything of that cheap kind!
- William James

Vigorous writing is concise.
A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences,
for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary
lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
- William Strunk, Jr.

But if you know that something has been really vicious,
you don't read it, you don't let it into your head.
What's damaging is when sentences go through your head
and you burn with the injustice of it.
- Nigella Lawson

Sometimes I think that I want to do something strictly basic,
really simple.
Just with a few chords.
But I won't have anything more than two or three sentences in my head.
That kind of evaporates once I start playing and then
it goes off in whatever direction.
- Tom Jenkinson

I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences.
We are back on course.
The ship is picking up speed.
The economy is moving.
Every seaman knows the command at such a moment:
'steady as she goes'.
- James Callaghan

I don't begin a novel or a screenplay until I know the ending.
And I don't mean only that I have to know what happens.
I mean that I have to hear the actual sentences.
I have to know what atmosphere the words convey.
- John Irving

When you translate poetry in particular,
you're obliged to look at how the writer with whom
you're working puts together words,
sentences, phrases, the triple tension between the line of verse,
the syntax and the sentence.
- Marilyn Hacker

Over the years, I've trained myself to speak using
the same language I would use if I were typing:
meaning using full sentences in the way that paragraphs and scenes are arranged.
- Kevin J. Anderson

A significant number of pages and sentences that the
administration wants to keep in a classified status
have already been released publicly,
some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.
- Bob Graham

I can't tell you exactly how I found it.
It was just a process of writing a lot of stories and
reading a lot of stories that I admired and just working
and working until the sentences sounded right and I was satisfied with them.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

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

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

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

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

Sentence first, verdict afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

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

I found myself serving a sentence of public denial
from the very second the raid on my apartment happened.
- Jock Sturges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I know of no sentence that can induce such immediate
and brazen lying as the one that begins,
'Have you read - .'
- Wilson Mizner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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