Top 83 Short Word Sayings

#1. If, as I suspect, my body survives by uttering itself over and over again, then I have some questions. If [I] am one word, so are my daughters, so are all of us in strings and loops. Each life is one short word slowly uttered.

Louise Erdrich

Short Word Sayings #200807
#2. Prefer the familiar word to the far-fetched. Prefer the concrete word to the abstract. Prefer the single word to the circumlocution. Prefer the short word to the long. Prefer the Saxon word to the Romance.

Henry Watson Fowler

Short Word Sayings #214573
#3. First: never use a long word if a short word will do. Second: if you want to make a statement with a great many qualifications, put some of the qualifications in separate sentences. Third: do not let the beginning of your sentence lead the reader to an expectation which is contradicted by the end.

Bertrand Russell

Short Word Sayings #534003
#4. Want is such a short word, and yet it can encompass so many infinite things.

Katy Evans

Short Word Sayings #749082
#5. Charity may be a very short word, but with its tremendous meaning of pure love, it sums up man's entire relation to God and to his neighbor.

Aelred Of Rievaulx

Short Word Sayings #939954
#6. I'll tell thee what it says; it calls me villain, a treacherous husband, a cruel father, a false brother; one lost to nature and her charities; or to say all in one short word, it calls me - Gamester.

George Edward Moore

Short Word Sayings #1403149
#7. Cure is one of the most precious words in the English language. It's a short word. A clean and simple word. But it isn't so easy a thing as it sounds. There are questions like: How will this affect us in ten years? In twenty? What will it do to our children? Our children's children?

Lauren DeStefano

Short Word Sayings #177467
#8. Music is for people. The word 'pop' is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I'm just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I'm cool.

Eddie Van Halen

Short Word Sayings #1134401
#9. I sometimes get short-tempered in a public situation because I think, Oh God, I can't go back over that again. I can't put that into a two-word answer. I can't. Wherever I go, people say, "Can I ask you a quick question?" It's always, "a quick question." Well, my answers are slow.

James Hillman

Short Word Sayings #1264347
#10. When Americans think of college these days, the first word that often comes to mind is 'debt.' And from 'debt' it's just a short hop to other unpleasant words, like 'payola,' 'kickback,' and 'bribery.'

James Surowiecki

Short Word Sayings #1144220
#11. Hardly had the glow been kindled by some good deed on your part or by some little triumph over your rivals or by a word of praisefrom your parents or mentors when it would begin to cool and fade leaving you in a very short time as chill and dim as before.

Samuel Beckett

Short Word Sayings #1203343
#12. The ultimate pitch for an era of short attention spans begins with a single word - and doesn't go any further.

Daniel H. Pink

Short Word Sayings #1203777
#13. She had not thought of them as "fat," though. She had thought of them as "big," because one of the first things her friend Ginika told her was that "fat" in America was a bad word, heaving with moral judgment like "stupid" or "bastard," and not a mere description like "short" or "tall.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Short Word Sayings #1221955
#14. Sometimes I try my hand at turning out small profundities and uncertain short stories, but I always end up with just one single word: God.

Etty Hillesum

Short Word Sayings #1243053
#15. The few psychiatrists I respect always talk about people being mad. Use the short, simple, true words... "Mad" has the right sound to it. It's an ordinary word, a word which tells us how lunacy might come and call like a delivery van.

Julian Barnes

Short Word Sayings #1252378
#16. Duden Dictionary Meaning #4. Wort - Word: A meaningful unit of language / a promise / a short remark, statement, or conversation. Related words: term, name, expession.

Markus Zusak

Short Word Sayings #1263129
#17. I use "perpetrated" because it's the kind of word that passive-voice writers are fond of. They prefer long words of Latin origin to short Anglo-Saxon words - which compounds their trouble and makes their sentences still more glutinous. Short is better than long. Of the 701 words in

William Zinsser

Short Word Sayings #990237
#18. More contact means more sharing of information, gossiping, exchanging, engaging - in short, more word of mouth.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Short Word Sayings #1128148
#19. In short, it is more than reasonable that so holy a rule as is the holy Word of God should be kept in fixed languages, since it could not be maintained in this perfect integrity within bastard and unstable languages.

Francis De Sales

Short Word Sayings #1089801
#20. Regret is a short, evocative and achingly beautiful word: an elegy to lost possibilities even in its brief annunciation.

David Whyte

Short Word Sayings #1078637
#21. At 18, my first short story was published - I was paid a penny a word by a science fiction magazine. I continued to write, and five years later I published my first novel, 'Sweetwater.'

Laurence Yep

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#22. I would never use a long word, even, where a short one would answer the purpose.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Short Word Sayings #1037459
#23. I used to move gracefully. I used to know the word grace to the center of my bones. Now I seek it every day and fall short, inevitably, every day. I lost grace.

Katherine Locke

Short Word Sayings #1018432
#24. Zoology, eh? That's a big word, isn't it."
"No, actually it isn't," said Tiffany. "Patronizing is a big word. Zoology is really quite short.

Terry Pratchett

Short Word Sayings #993346
#25. The word "story" is short for the word "history." They both have the same root and fundamentally mean the same thing. A story is a narrative on an event or series of events, just like history.

James M. Kouzes

Short Word Sayings #992520
#26. I don't separate writing songs from poetry and short fiction. In the area where I work in my house, there's a word processor and a guitar.

Steve Earle

Short Word Sayings #1833096
#27. Diction is not memorizing vocabulary, not memorizing word lists, not overusing the thesaurus, not replacing all the short words with long ones.

Jeff Anderson

Short Word Sayings #1620587
#28. Short words are best, and old words when short are best of all.

Winston S. Churchill

Short Word Sayings #1802662
#29. One should not utter a word about his own inadequacies. In the Oxo it says: 'When a man lets out a single word, the long and short of him will be known.'

Takeda Nobushige

Short Word Sayings #1796541
#30. The word is only a representation of the meaning; even at its best, writing almost always falls short of full meaning. Given that, why in God's name would you want to make things words by choosing a word which is only cousin to the one you really wanted to use?

Stephen King

Short Word Sayings #1768810
#31. Exactly. You like me. The word you use was like. You'll find someone better than me. Someone you'll love and not just like.

Kristine Cuevas

Short Word Sayings #1747718
#32. As you may follow, they are an extremely hostile species (i.e. there is no word for 'welcome' in the Ruminarii language.) In four short centuries they had managed to lay waste to almost a thousand star systems, enslaving their populations and stripping them of all they wanted.

Christina Engela

Short Word Sayings #1684558
#33. You can call it wisdom, or sanity, or health, or enlightenment. I use the word God as a short-cut. I am comfortable with the word God because I don't have the foggiest idea of what it means.

Stephen Levine

Short Word Sayings #1684132
#34. Dyslexia is the affliction of a frozen genius.

Stephen Richards

Short Word Sayings #1668319
#35. Yes, she probably thought he was a few displays short of an exhibition, seeing as he had yet to utter a single word.

Liz Bower

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#36. Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life ...

Elizabeth Goudge

Short Word Sayings #1645705
#37. I loved them all equally, from the short story, to the poem, to the play, for nothing could touch me so deeply as a well-placed word.

Cheryl Anne Gardner

Short Word Sayings #1281719
#38. Gloaming," Dad said. "What?" "That word I couldn't remember. Gloaming. That short, murky time between half-light and dark.

Laurie Halse Anderson

Short Word Sayings #1522022
#39. Craig Johnson is not what you might expect . . . and yet he is everything you might expect. He is a man of letters and a man of his word. A laureate with a lariat, if you will. In short, Craig is the spring that feeds the very deep well that is Walt Longmire.

Craig Johnson

Short Word Sayings #1511116
#40. if i ever have a daughter, the first thing i will teach her to love will be the word "no" & i will not let her feel guilty for using it. - "no" is short for "fuck off."

Amanda Lovelace

Short Word Sayings #1506283
#41. You can't change a single word. What is tensile strength? It is that all the components are working together. I repeat: You can't change a single word. The best short stories are built on this premise.

Norman Mailer

Short Word Sayings #1493841
#42. The first step in gaining the upper hand is always to seize the moral high ground, and to be able to do this with no more than a single word is nothing short of genius. I

Alan Bradley

Short Word Sayings #1473287
#43. Too often the word 'prayer' induces guilt because we don't do enough of it. After all, I've never met anyone who said they pray too much! All of us fall short. And we often feel like our prayers fall flat.

Mark Batterson

Short Word Sayings #1408061
#44. You said that it was because almost held failed potential. That it represented our ability to be just not good enough, that we had come to the brink of something beautiful but fell short so many times we crafted a word for it.

Bianca Phipps

Short Word Sayings #1343242
#45. I've been fortunate to get involved with 'Short Term 12.' I was just a young teenager on the Internet, clicking on anything that had the word 'actor' in it. One day, someone called me in for a movie audition.

Keith Stanfield

Short Word Sayings #1325712
#46. Tom Cruise isn't that big of a guy," my mom always says. I love how she tries to avoid using the word "short."
Yeah," I tell her in return, "but he compensates by being Tom Cruise."
Not that anyone really wants to BE Tom Cruise anymore now that he's a crazy couch jumper. But whatever.

Ann Edwards Cannon

Short Word Sayings #318104
#47. Whisper a word in the wrong ear and before you knew it you'd be short a head.

George R R Martin

Short Word Sayings #531194
#48. Charisma is a word that erodes stale on the page. When compared with the tangible, flesh experience it tries to label, it falls short. The only way to understand it, is to meet it.

Brian D'Ambrosio

Short Word Sayings #486919
#49. The name of God should no longer come from the mouth of man. This word that has so long been degraded by usage no longer means anything ... To use the word God is more than sloth, it is a refusal to think, a king of short cut, a hideous shorthand.

Arthur Adamov

Short Word Sayings #414501
#50. A Short Southern Screw? So I was right. You're craving something south ot the Mason-Dixon Line."
He moved closer, crowding her even though there was still a good twelve inches between them.
"I can assure you, though, I'm a man who isn't short in any sense of the word.

Katee Robert

Short Word Sayings #414435
#51. Scrivener is where I live. I'm planning the next novel, two screenplays and a couple of short stories with it and it's amazing how fluid the software makes the process. I genuinely think this is the biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.

Michael Marshall Smith

Short Word Sayings #406897
#52. Tomorrow at the press conference would be dreadful. She would be surrounded by nice young men who spoke Big Business or Computer or Bachelor on the Make, and she would not understand a word they said."
"Short Story: Blued Moon

Connie Willis

Short Word Sayings #389109
#53. The long words are not the hard words, it is the short words that are hard. There is much more metaphysical subtlety in the word "damn" than in the word "degeneration."

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Short Word Sayings #373836
#54. The written word held a power she almost revered: to be able to write so as to influence the hearts and minds of other readers seemed nothing short of a miracle.

Patti Callahan Henry

Short Word Sayings #351974
#55. I've never written poetry. I'm not a poet, but I think the nearest you get is either the short story or the novella, in that you can't waste a word. There is no hiding place: everything's got to be seen to relate, and the prose counts.

Susan Hill

Short Word Sayings #339848
#56. European carmakers pledged to reduce CO2 emissions by 25 percent from 1995 to 2008. We kept our word and reduced the value even more. This is not the result of short-term gimmickry. We decided years ago to develop the relevant models and engines, otherwise we wouldn't be able to offer them today.

Norbert Reithofer

Short Word Sayings #561982
#57. Never use a long word where a short one will do.

George Orwell

Short Word Sayings #305564
#58. Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-by is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.

John Steinbeck

Short Word Sayings #268408
#59. You were a hero round these parts. That's what they call you when you kill so many people the word murderer falls short.

Joe Abercrombie

Short Word Sayings #230908
#60. Women are directly fitted for acting as the nurses and teachers of our early childhood by the fact that they are themselves childish, frivolous and short-sighted; in a word, they are big children all their life long - a kind of intermediate stage between the child and the full-grown man,

Arthur Schopenhauer

Short Word Sayings #181559
#61. What gets posted online is not short term, and is open for easy misinterpretation. Messages and pictures spread faster through the Internet than they ever could by word of mouth.

Anna Maria Chavez

Short Word Sayings #173390
#62. If you're short on time, that would be the two-word version of our story: we fell.

Karen Russell

Short Word Sayings #137922
#63. Overall I think the show went well, kudos to Miss Jeanie It was well rounded. From artwork to singing, to spoken word to short films, I think it definitely stimulated the audience's senses.

Angie Brown

Short Word Sayings #111182
#64. Imagination is a safety net that catches you. There is no going too far, no need for a safe word inside your mind. This world is your creation.

K. Kiker

Short Word Sayings #78694
#65. Now tell me something. What's your word for husband?"
"Hellren, I suppose. The short version is just hell."
She laughed softly. "Go figure.

J.R. Ward

Short Word Sayings #753716
#66. It is true that Bible prayers in word and print are short, but the praying men of the Bible were with God through many a sweet and holy wrestling hour. They won by few words but long waiting.

Edward McKendree Bounds

Short Word Sayings #948571
#67. One question keeps troubling me: Why? ... The short answer: I don't know. and yet that single word, why, remains the consummate human query. By nature, we're curious. We want to know.

Don Piper

Short Word Sayings #846444
#68. I identify as being an independent artist. I think people often forget that Indie is actually short for independent. For me, the word has a meaning more than what it connotes from an industry standpoint.


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#69. Spy' is such a short ugly word. I prefer 'espionage.' Those extra three syllables really say something.

Howard Tayler

Short Word Sayings #799309
#70. He knew there were some who said that those who kept dogs had to resign themselves to their eventual loss because of the animals' relatively short lives. The trick - if "trick" was the right word - was to learn to love the spirit of the animal, and to recognize that it transferred itself from dog to

John Connolly

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#71. I used to think the Lord's Prayer was a short prayer; but as I live longer, and see more of life, I begin to believe there is no such thing as getting through it. If a man, in praying that prayer, were to be stopped by every word until he had thoroughly prayed it, it would take him a lifetime.

Henry Ward Beecher

Short Word Sayings #791858
#72. She'd already memorized the short Psalm and was hungry for more. Indeed, each word seemed woven into her soul the way the weaver wove his wares, taking the barest threads of her faith and making something beautiful and enduring as fine cloth deep inside her.

Laura Frantz

Short Word Sayings #774177
#73. Men who would face torture without a word become blasphemous at the short fourteenth. It is clear that the game of golf may well be included in that category of intolerable provocations which may legally excuse or mitigate behaviour not otherwise excusable.

A.P. Herbert

Short Word Sayings #764113
#74. Many stop short of a divine encounter because they are satisfied with good theology. The word of God is to lead us to the God of the word.

Bill Johnson

Short Word Sayings #757225
#75. One word after another. That's the only way that novels get written and, short of elves coming in the night and turning your jumbled notes into Chapter Nine, it's the only way to do it. So keep on keeping on. Write another word and then another.

Neil Gaiman

Short Word Sayings #963976
#76. I find it satisfying and intellectually stimulating to work with the intensity, brevity, balance and word play of the short story.

Annie Proulx

Short Word Sayings #719774
#77. 'With God all things are possible' (Mk. 10:27). With God the thought itself is deed. He speaks and it is. Short and clear. And all the worlds stand by the Word of God.

John Of Kronstadt

Short Word Sayings #709714
#78. This is what God requires of us: to fulfill our obligations, to be faithful to our contracts, to pay our debts, and to honor our word. Anything short is fraud, regardless of how much we think the other party "deserves" what we owe.

Michael S. Horton

Short Word Sayings #662722
#79. The word far is too short for me to spell.

Toba Beta

Short Word Sayings #606175
#80. Dyslexia, for me, is rather like being a six-fingered typist on LSD!

Stephen Richards

Short Word Sayings #588410
#81. Early versions of Microsoft Word left a lot to be desired. However, to the company's credit, it quickly learned where Word fell short, made the necessary changes, and repeatedly introduced new versions of the software.

Naveen Jain

Short Word Sayings #577756
#82. Be you, be true to your word, don't sell yourself short and don't waste your life worrying.

Sam Owen

Short Word Sayings #573040
#83. Regalverborgenheiten" word found in Gabriele Wohmann's short story "Die Feindin" meaning the comforting seclusion of being surrounded by book cases.

Gabriele Wohmann

Short Word Sayings #563096

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