Quotes of passages

  1. Script for an actor is like a bible. You carry it with you, you read it over and over, you go to your passages – Cameron Diaz
  2. As a young man you don't notice at all that you were, after all, badly affected. For years afterwards, at least ten years, I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses, along passages I could hardly get through. – Otto Dix
  3. Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well. – Charles Van Doren
  4. We all now tell stories by cutting from one dramatic scene to the next, whereas Victorian novelists felt free to write long passages of undramatic summary. – Ken Follett
  5. My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language. – Edward Gibbon
  6. The test of an author is not to be found merely in the number of his phrases that pass current in the corner of newspapers... but in the number of passages that have really taken root in younger minds. – Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  7. As you suggested I have in the following disputed certain passages trusting you will do me the justice either to modify the same or add a note in the new edition stating that I dispute,' etc. – Denis Kearney
  8. The hardest thing was learning to write. I was 13, and the only writing I had done was for Social Studies. It consisted of copying passages right out of the encyclopedia. – Tracy Kidder
  9. I know many writers who first dictate passages then polish what they have dictated. I speak, then I polish- occasionally I do windows. – Ed Koch
  10. Yeah, you know, you like it to come on like gangbusters, but you get into passages that are very interesting and subtle, and sometimes your original intent changes quite a bit. – Roy Lichtenstein
  11. You reach out your hand, but you're all alone, in those time passages – Al Stewart
  12. About 100 things that your kid will do that will surprise you and break your heart and it will be a combination of fact based therapy, medically advised kinds of passages accompanied by celebrity anecdotes and just some funny stuff to lighten the load. – Alan Thicke
  13. I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse. – Anthony Trollope
  14. Above all, in comedy, and again and again since classical times, passages can be found in which the level of representation is interrupted by references to the spectators or to the fictive nature of the play. – Paul Watzlawick

Usage examples for passages

  1. Bonaparte read some passages of them to me, and, laughing, said, " What do you think, Bourrienne, of these extravagances. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. He was now disposed to think that there had been love- passages between her and Wallingford, and not only between her and Wallingford but between her and Wellesley- there might, after all, be something in the jealousy idea. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  3. The girls were supposed to learn the notes, and were questioned upon them and upon the meaning of the passages and she trusted to native wit and successful guessing to supply her answers. – Monitress Merle by Angela Brazil
  4. While the development in Orthodoxy makes this section look very slight, there are passages that make one realize the mental wealth of a man who could afford to leave them behind and rush on. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  5. For the Bridal Veil being a well- known ship both for swift passages and for equipment, almost every berth was taken, and when the weather was calm, quite a large assembly sat down to dinner. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  6. And other passages leave no doubt that such was Berkeley's meaning. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  7. 3, and other passages – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  8. Passages in bold indicated by equal signs. – Almost A Man by Mary Wood-Allen
  9. " I have not my Bible with me," said Jack, " but I can repeat passages from memory." – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. They went through several passages and at last Leopold took leave of his friend, and wished him good night. – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  11. Sentinels were stationed at all the passages who would not allow her to enter. – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  12. I will now trouble your Lordships with the following passages from Mr. Holt's evidence. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  13. The Subjects for Special Research are intended to guide the reader to further study in related lines, and, by means of detailed references, to introduce him to the most helpful passages in the best English books of reference. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  14. This might have led to some affectionate passages but her father came in saying that the rascal was in prison, and that everyone said I was right. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. It's one of the secret passages to Mandeleys! – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. Where the temperature and volume of the gases are in line with what are found in ordinary direct fired practice, the area of the gas passages may be practically standard. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  17. But there was rather a nice little entrance hall, or closed- in porch, and the passages were pretty wide. – My New Home by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  18. In one of Tennyson's most vigorous passages in the Idylls we read, ... – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
  19. It is to this fact that we owe some entertaining passages from young Flinders' pen concerning the voyage. – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  20. " Of course there are difficult passages she conceded modestly. – The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 2 (of 10) by Edith Wharton