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1. "Oh Mr.Webster could never define what's being said between your heart and mine."
Author: Alison Krauss
2. "Alas, Tis true that words are queerAnd yet my son, you need not fear.For in this volume can be seenAll English words and what they mean.(about a Websters dictionary wrapped in a pink bow)"
Author: Amor Towles
3. "Voltage crossed the distance between Sheila and Webster. A current composed of anger and remorse and something else-the last flicker of attraction"
Author: Anita Shreve
4. "Webster, as if he's done it every day of his life, as if he did it just the day before, trails his fingers from the small of Sheila's back to the nape of her neck.Sheila turns her head, "Go slowly and be careful," she says."
Author: Anita Shreve
5. "I don't need no Smith and Wesson, man, I got Merriam and Webster."
Author: Avi Steinberg
6. "I have got up at truly deplorable hours in the morning to confront Vancouver's Jack Webster on television because I have been told that is the place to get exposure for ideas."
Author: Barbara Amiel
7. "I am definitely a dog person. I feel like Webster and I are very much alike."
Author: Calista Flockhart
8. "I like to hike with my dog, Webster. It helps clear my mind."
Author: Calista Flockhart
9. "Webster and I are very aloof. The two of us go and sit there by ourselves. I sit by myself in the corner with my book and the newspaper. He kind of runs around a little bit, and then he goes and sits on top of the picnic table. He never plays with other little dogs."
Author: Calista Flockhart
10. "Great Granny Webster seemed to hate colours. Almost everything she owned was either black or dark brown."
Author: Caroline Blackwood
11. "It's like coming home," said Webster and he wasn't talking to the dog. "It's like you've been away for a long, long time and then you come home again. And it's so long you don't recognize the place. Don't know the furniture, don't recognize the floor plan. But you know by the feel of it that it's an old familiar place and you are glad you came.""I like it here," said. Ebenezer and he meant Webster's lap, but the man misunderstood."Of course, you do," he said. "It's your home as well as mine. More your home, in fact, for you stayed here and took care of it while I forgot about it."
Author: Clifford D. Simak
12. "Me: why is it upset? shouldn't it be downset?gideon: i will file a lawsuit against the dictionaries first thing tomorrow morning. we're going to tear merriam a new asshole and throw webster inside of it."
Author: David Levithan
13. "My language limitations here are real. My vocabulary is adequate for writing notes and keeping journals but absolutely useless for an active moral life. If I really knew this language, there would surely be in my head, as there is in Webster's or the Dictionary of American Slang, that unreducible verb designed to tell a person like me what to do next."
Author: Grace Paley
14. "I delight to come to my bearings,—not walk in procession with pomp and parade, in a conspicuous place, but to walk even with the Builder of the universe, if I may,—not to live in this restless, nervous, bustling, trivial Nineteenth Century, but stand or sit thoughtfully while it goes by. What are men celebrating? They are all on a committee of arrangements, and hourly expect a speech from somebody. God is only the president of the day, and Webster is his orator. I love to weigh, to settle, to gravitate toward that which most strongly and rightfully attracts me;—not hang by the beam of the scale and try to weigh less,—not suppose a case, but take the case that is"
Author: Henry David Thoreau
15. "—REPORT OF DANIEL WEBSTER'S SPEECH IN THE U. S. SENATE,"
Author: Herman Melville
16. "The human genome contains so much data that, it has been calculated, it would fill 43 volumes of Webster's International Dictionary."
Author: Iain McGilchrist
17. "Webster's—the original high definition entertainment."
Author: Jarod Kintz
18. "I had wanted life not to bother me too much, and had succeeded - and how pitiful that was. - Tony Webster in The Sense of an Ending"
Author: Julian Barnes
19. "What is history? Any thoughts, Webster?''History is the lies of the victors,' I replied, a little too quickly.'Yes, I was rather afraid you'd say that. Well, as long as you remember that it is also the self-delusions of the defeated. ...'Finn?''"History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation." (quoting Patrick Lagrange)"
Author: Julian Barnes
20. "Davis spun back around, with a nod at Wilkins. "You know, I think Merriam-Webster here is right,Jack—you do have a glowering way about you." Then he turned to Wilkins. "And yes, that was ajoke. It normally takes about a year to accurately detect Agent Pallas's small forays into humor, butyou'll get there."
Author: Julie James
21. "And Mamma was still asleep. I called it the sleeping sickness because coma is the ugliest word in the entire universe. If I could, I'd erase it from the dictionary, but Old Webster would probably hunt me down."
Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little
22. "I'll be contacting Webster tomorrow. My suggestion will be absofuckingmazing."
Author: Kristen Ashley
23. "Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock."
Author: Kurt Cobain
24. "Extroverts want us to have fun, because they assume we want what they want. And sometimes we do. But "fun" itself is a "bright" word, the kind of word that comes with flashing lights and an exclamation point! One of Merriam-Webster's definitions of "fun" is "violent or excited activity or argument." The very word makes me want to sit in a dimly lit room with lots of pillows—by myself."
Author: Laurie A. Helgoe
25. "One reason to keep going is that the country was given to us as a sacred charge. It is, as Stephen Vincent Benet says in 'the Devil and Daniel Webster,' not the only place that created free man- but... Read More its a place that demands that we decide what to do with out freedom. You can only punish yourself, That's the existential view. I don't think there's any reward beyond participating, beyond being here. And the antithesis of reward is punishment, and the only punishment that can come is self-inflicted. I remain optimistic. Whether or not the optimism is justified, I don't know. I want to stay around for the third act."
Author: Mort Sahl
26. "I'd seen 'Punky Brewster,' I'd seen 'Webster,' I saw 'Annie,' and it was time to either be an orphan or an actress."
Author: Nadine Velazquez
27. "There iz no alternativ. Every possible reezon that could ever be offered for altering the spelling of wurds, stil exists in full force; and if a gradual reform should not be made in our language, it wil proov that we are less under the influence of reezon than our ancestors.[This quote illustrates the reformed spelling advocated by Webster.]"
Author: Noah Webster
28. "One night, after hours, you are alone and running your hands under the hot water when the voice asks if you aren't through with your ablutions yet. You do not know the word but write it down to look it up the next day. You learn its definition on page 3 of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: "The washing of one's body or part of it (as in a religious rite)." You are certain you have never heard this word before as you were raised without any religion and have never set foot inside any church or temple, and you return the dictionary to the shelf and vow never to play this game of counting your wounds again."
Author: Patrick DeWitt
29. "Webster said, ''Time them skeeters get done with that old man, his French blood will be all gone and he will speak American as good as we do."
Author: Peter Matthiessen
30. "It's not our place to judge the guilt or innocence of the prisoners, Nurse Webster. The sooner you learn that the better. Any other approach just leads to conflicts of duty and undermines the smooth running of the institution. We are here to ensure that the prisoners are dealt with firmly and professionally. It's up to their lawyers to handle matters pertaining to their sentences."
Author: Rachel Dax
31. "Children, don't speak so coarsely,' said Mr. Webster, who had a vague notion that some supervision should be exercised over his daughters' speech, and that a line should be drawn, but never knew quite when to draw it. He had allowed his daughters to use his library without restraint, and nothing is more fatal to maidenly delicacy of speech than the run of a good library."
Author: Robertson Davies
32. "Geordie wrote a letter to Mr. Webster in which the shrieking figure of Apology was hounded through a labyrinth of agonized syntax."
Author: Robertson Davies
33. "Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion; Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club; Jon Spence, Becoming Jane Austen; Emma Campbell Webster, Lost in Austen; Laurie Viera Rigler, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict; Amanda Grange, Mr. Darcy's Diary."
Author: Shannon Hale
34. "I appreciate men like Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins very much."
Author: Stan Getz
35. "Please let him come, and give me the resilience & guts to make him respect me, be interested, and not to throw myself at him with loudness or hysterical yelling; calmly, gently, easy baby easy. He is probably strutting the backs among crocuses now with seven Scandinavian mistresses. And I sit, spiderlike, waiting, here, home; Penelope weaving webs of Webster, turning spindles of Tourneur. Oh, he is here; my black marauder; oh hungry hungry. I am so hungry for a big smashing creative burgeoning burdened love: I am here; I wait; and he plays on the banks of the river Cam like a casual faun."
Author: Sylvia Plath
36. "Look at Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster: It's an incredible performance."
Author: Taylor Hackford
37. "My patient was one of those singular and unfortunate people who regard their heart ("a hollow, muscular organ," according to the gruesome definition in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, which Pnin's orphaned bag contained) with a queasy dread, a nervous repulsion, a sick hate, as if it were some strong slimy untouchable monster that one had to be parasitized with, alas."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
38. "Education - The bringing up, as of a child; instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all that instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations." (1828 Edition of Noah Webster)"
Author: Zan Tyler

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