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Millennials are often portrayed as apathetic, disinterested, tuned out and selfish. None of those adjectives describe the Millennials I've been privileged to meet and work with.

— Chelsea Clinton

Sensitive Adjective quotations

But what is memory if not the language of feeling, a dictionary of faces and days and smells which repeat themselves like the verbs and adjectives in a speech, sneaking in behind the thing itself,into the pure present, making us sad or teaching us vicariously.

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.

I will give you my definition of a nation, and you can add the adjective 'Jewish.' A Nation is, in my mind, an historical group of men of a recognizable cohesion held together by a common enemy. Then, if you add to that the word 'Jewish' you have what I understand to be the Jewish nation.

Destroy the Museums. Crack syntax. Sabotage the adjective. Leave nothing but the verb.


I haven't changed much, over the years.

I use less adjectives, now, and have a kinder heart, perhaps.

I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.

Frankly I've never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an 'icon', 'superstar', etc. I've always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability.

A musician's attempt to summarize his or her work leads to all this prescriptive chatter, or what I call the Modifier's Madness. A lot of adjectives working overtime.

If the noun is good and the verb is strong, you almost never need an adjective.


I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences.

That is the way to write English - it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don't let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in.

I get imaginative with a mouth full of adjectives, A brain full of adverbs, and a box full of laxatives, Shittin' on rappers, causin' hospital accidents.

Adjectives are the sugar of literature and adverbs the salt.

What I have in mind is that art may be bad, good or indifferent, but, whatever adjective is used, we must call it art, and bad art is still art in the same way that a bad emotion is still an emotion.

I had always thought that the 'good,' and the 'bad' and the 'violent' did not exist in any absolute, essential sense. It seemed to me interesting to demystify these adjectives in the setting of a Western. An assassin can display a sublime altruism while a good man can kill with total indifference.


To think straight, it is advisable to expect all qualities and attributes, adjectives, and so on to refer to at least two sets of interactions in time.

Anything popular is populist, and populist is rarely a good adjective.

Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.

Romanticism is the abuse of adjectives

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.


Invisible, repetitive, exhausting, unproductive, uncreative - these are the adjectives which most perfectly capture the nature of housework.

QUIXOTIC, adj. Absurdly chivalric, like Don Quixote. An insight into the beauty and excellence of this incomparable adjective is unhappily denied to him who has the misfortune to know that the gentleman's name is pronounced Ke-ho-tay.

Cuisine has become too complicated - this is about subject, verb, adjective: duck, turnips, sauce.

Part of the reason why I've never said that I was gay until now was because I didn't want that adjective assigned to my name for all of eternity. You know, gay Rosie O'Donnell.

Empty your knapsack of all adjectives, adverbs and clauses that slo your stride and weaken your pace. Travel light. Remember the most memorable sentences in the English language are also the shortest: "The King is dead" and "Jesus wept."


To use the term blind faith, is to use an adjective needlessly.

I know I look good. The regular adjectives that come my way - sexy, hot, dusky, bong bombshell I love them.

They've a temper, some of them - particularly verbs, they're the proudest - adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs.

I think the adjective post-modernist really means mannerist. Books about books is fun but frivolous.

Every adjective and adverb is worth five cents. Every verb is worth fifty cents.


... nothing seems completely to differentiate the poor but poverty. We find no adjectives to fit them, as a whole, only those of which Want is the mother. "Miserable" covers many; "shabby" most, and I am sadly aware that, in a large majority of minds, "disagreeable" includes them all.

Green is a process, not a status. We need to think of 'green' as a verb, not an adjective.

A being who can create a race of men devoid of real freedom and inevitably foredoomed to be sinners, and then punish them for being what he has made them, may be omnipotent and various other things, but he is not what the English language has always intended by the adjective holy.

The adjective is the enemy of the noun. Variant: The adjective is the enemy of the substantive.

But why wasn't I born, alas, in an age of Adjectives;

why can one no longer write of silver-shedding Tears and moon-tailed Peacocks, of eloquent Death, of the Negro and star-enameled Night?

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