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.— Julio Cortazar
Most Powerful Verbs quotations
Compassion is a verb.
The time is right to mix sentences with dirt and the sun with punctuation and rain with verbs.
Destroy the Museums. Crack syntax. Sabotage the adjective. Leave nothing but the verb.
Love is a Verb
Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place.
Life is a verb, not a noun.
Faith is better understood as a verb than as a noun, as a process than as a possession. It is an on-again-off-again rather than once-and-for-all. Faith is not being sure where you're going but going anyway. A journey without maps. Tillich says that doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.
Poetry is perfect verbs hunting for elusive nouns.
If the noun is good and the verb is strong, you almost never need an adjective.
The top 10 verbs in the English language are all irregular, even though irregular verbs make up only 3 per cent of the language.
Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.
I am the androgyne, I am the living mind you fail to describe in your dead language the lost noun, the verb surviving only in the infinitive the letters of my name are written under the lids of the newborn child
When people use your brand name as a verb, that is remarkable.
The fact is I think I am a verb instead of a personal pronoun.
A verb is anything that signifies to be; to do; or to suffer. I signify all three.
Love is more than a noun-it is a verb;
it is more than a feeling-it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.
Why indeed must 'God' be a noun? Why not a verb - the most active and dynamic of all.
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
Art is an idea that has found its perfect visual expression.
And design is the vehicle by which this expression is made possible. Art is a noun, and design is a noun and also a verb. Art is a product and design is a process. Design is the foundation of all the arts.
If you are using an adverb, you have got the verb wrong.
I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am.
I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe.
The Psalms wrap nouns and verbs around our pain better than any other book.
Love is a word that is constantly heard, Hate is a word that is not.
Love, I am told, is more precious than gold. Love, I have read, is hot. But hate is the verb that to me is superb, And Love but a drug on the mart. Any kiddie in school can love like a fool, But Hating, my boy, is an Art.
If you know how to handle the verbs, you know how to handle the language.
Everything else is just vocabulary.
I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun.
A person who uses party as a verb is a person who will walk into a shop and walk out wearing a rubber jumpsuit.
Growth of the soul is our goal, and there are many ways to encourage that growth, such as through love, nature, healing our wounds, forgiveness, and service. The soul grows well when giving and receiving love. I nourish my soul daily by loving others and being vulnerable to their love. Love is, after all, a verb, an action word, not a noun.
Mother is a verb, not a noun.
Cuisine has become too complicated - this is about subject, verb, adjective: duck, turnips, sauce.
A sentence can offer a moment of quiet, it can crackle with energy or it can just lie there, listless and uninteresting. What makes the difference? The verb.
God is a verb, not a noun.
I’m convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing.
Dumbo got airborne with the help of a magic feather; you may feel the urge to grasp a passive verb or one of those nasty adverbs for the same reason. Just remember before you do that Dumbo didn’t need the feather; the magic was in him.
When it's done properly, taco should be a verb.
Love is a verb, not a noun. It is active. Love is not just feelings of passion and romance. It is behavior. If a man lies to you, he is behaving badly and unlovingly toward you. He is disrespecting you and your relationship. The words “I love you” are not enough to make up for that. Don't kid yourself that they are.
Root out all the "to be" verbs in your prose and bludgeon them until dead.
No "It was" or "they are" or "I am." Don't let it be, make it happen.
Never use an adverb to modify the verb 'said' .
. . he admonished gravely. To use an adverb this way (or almost any way) is a mortal sin. The writer is now exposing himself in earnest, using a word that distracts and can interrupt the rhythm of the exchange.
We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I'm going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.