You kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge. That all you're gonna end up with is a paragraph in a newspaper. In the end, it does nothing. Nothing changes. The world goes on and you're gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.— Eddie Vedder
Most Powerful Paragraphs quotations
On the last day, when the general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justinian. Charity will be the whole syllabus.
There is never finality in the display terminal's screen, but an irresponsible whimsicality, as words, sentences, and paragraphs are negated at the touch of a key. The significance of the past, as expressed in the manuscript by a deleted word or an inserted correction, is annulled in idle gusts of electronic massacre.
Good communication does not mean that you have to speak in perfectly formed sentences and paragraphs. It isn't about slickness. Simple and clear go a long way.
I huff and puff and struggle with every sentence, paragraph and page - sometimes every word as well.
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.
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
When I look at people that I would like to feel have been a mentor or an inspiring kind of archetype of what I'd love to see my career eventually be mentioned as a footnote for in the same paragraph, it would be, like, Bowie.
The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic.
There is a tendency to try to dumb everything down and turn everything into a one-paragraph press release or even less, just a slogan.
When I transformed my random and raw words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs, and paragraphs into chapters, a semblance of order and sanity appeared where there had been only chaos and insanity.
In writing if it takes over 30 minutes to write the first two paragraphs select another subject.
A little more matriarchy is what the world needs, and I know it. Period. Paragraph.
I imagine an America that can actually change.
That we become a nation that prospers again but without pillaging the resources of nations that make their people hate us. That we become a nation that, as the constitution says in its preamble, its very first paragraph, 'promotes the general welfare' of its people.
When I see a paragraph shrinking under my eyes like a strip of bacon in a skillet, I know I'm on the right track.
The problem is once you've written the opening paragraph and worked out how the rest of the story will go in your head, there's nothing in it for you. I write in longhand using disposable fountain pens on the right-hand side of the notebook for the first draft, then I rewrite some of the sentences and paragraphs on the left-hand side.
I wasted a lot of years working on my writing and very grandly saying, 'And now.
.. My Novel!,' which would soon be reduced to a short story, then to a paragraph.
Each letter of the alphabet is a steadfast loyal soldier in a great army of words, sentences, paragraphs, and stories. One letter falls, and the entire language falters.
It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work.
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.
The last paragraph in which you tell what the story is about is almost always best left out.
For the speedy reader paragraphs become a country the eye flies over looking for landmarks, reference points, airports, restrooms, passages of sex.
If you had half an hour of exercise this morning, you're in the right frame of mind to sit still and focus on this paragraph, and your brain is far more equipped to remember it.
I write every paragraph four times - once to get my meaning down, once to put in anything I have left out, once to take out anything that seems unnecessary, and once to make the whole thing sound as if I had only just thought of it.
I think my prose reads as if English were my second language.
By the time I get to the end of a paragraph, I'm dodging bullets and gasping for breath.
When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers.
My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of books for which no one will ever ask.
You keep working on your piece over and over, trying to get the sections and paragraphs and sentences and the whole just right, but there's a point at which you can tell you've begun hurting the work with your perfectionism. Then you have to release the work to new eyes.
How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms
The Rhapsody is not a composition at all.
It's a string of separate paragraphs stuck together - with a thin paste of flour and water... I don't think there has been such an inspired melodist on this earth since Tchaikovsky... but if you want to speak of a composer, that's another matter.
life's not a paragraph And death i think is no parenthesis
The written word is the only anchor we have in life.
How extraordinary would it be if we had even three or four paragraphs written honestly about their lives by our ancestors?
A writer who has never explored words, who has never searched, seeded, sieved, sifted through his knowledge and memory...dictiona ries, thesaurus, poems, favorite paragraphs, to find the right word, is like someone owning a gold mine who has never mined it.
Our patriarchal blessings are paragraphs from the book of our own possibilities.
I get up in the morning with an idea for a three-volume novel and by nightfall it's a paragraph in my column.
I never quite know when I'm not writing.
Sometimes my wife comes up to me at a party and says, "Dammit, Thurber, stop writing." She usually catches me in the middle of a paragraph.