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Right Word Quotes

We’ve collected the best Right Word Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Davis Guggenheim, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Eva Braun, Anna Deavere Smith, Catherine Drinker Bowen. Use them as an inspiration.

If a movie can take you to the place that I’ve been to, and the audience can experience what I’ve experienced, then I feelsuccess might not be the right word, but I’m satisfied that I did my job.
At Cornell University, my professor of European literature, Vladimir Nabokov, changed the way I read and the way I write. Words could paint pictures, I learned from him. Choosing the right word, and the right word order, he illustrated, could make an enormous difference in conveying an image or an idea.
I have now reached the happy age of 23. No, happy is not quite the right word. At this particular moment I am certainly not happy.
Eva Braun
People in power have to be careful about what comes out of their mouth. They have to find exactly the right word that can’t be attacked.
For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
Catherine Drinker Bowen
I never really thought about myself being in really big movies at all. In fact, I always though I’d do, I don’t know, smaller movies is not quite the right word, but more character-oriented, dramatic things. I took myself a little bit seriously.
Friends sometimes ask me, ‘When you get the ball what are you thinking?’ But you do not have time to think. You have to do it. It’s not instinct; that’s not the right word, but it’s how you feel in this moment. You sense it. It’s trained, but it’s trained inside you. It makes you faster in the moment.
Ivan Rakitic
The right word fitly spoken is a precious rarity.
When I go to bed at night, I ask God to give me another day; I ask him to keep me strong and make me a good teacher and to keep spreading this right word.
I like to weed out the people who aren’t going to enjoy me straight off the bat. If you look at all my specials, I do start more extreme and then, as I get into it, sort of at the three-quarter mark, I normally have a bit of pathos. Is pathos the right word?
It means that, in fact, it’s – whether fascist is the right word I don’t know – more of a plutocracy than anything resembling a democracy; it has become a nation controlled by a very small, very wealthy elite.
It’s rude to not try and look up-to-date. Is rude the right word? Yes! It’s rude – rude to other people.
A lot of people – boys – look at me differently. They think that if they date me, they are gay because they are dating another boy. In instances like this, I feel almost excluded, if that’s the right word. I feel like I’m being put on a different shelf.
I would like to see BoJack find some sort of peace. I don’t know if happiness is the right word; I don’t know if he deserves that… But I would like to think even a soul as lost as BoJack can somehow crawl his way toward redemption.
Using lots of fresh foods, fruits and vegetables, helps to keep the menu buoyant – I don’t know if that’s the right word, but it keeps a balance of freshness and health.
I feel like every role you take, there’s a part of you that obviously feels like you can do it. I don’t know if perfect is the right word because I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t think it exists.
I sing what I sing. And that’s recitals and orchestra concerts. To appease – no, that’s not the right word – let’s say to satisfy – any opera urgings that my public has, I’ll put in an aria.
Kathleen Battle
Fun wouldn’t be the right word… it was the most difficult, challenging, physical, extraordinary stretch I’ve ever had to make, in all those wild regards.
Both my parents had heavy accents, and so did everybody they knew. It’s a rhythm thing – people who speak English where they have to hesitate and think of the right word. And I think it rubbed off.
They went into stores to get food to stay alive. Looting isn’t the right word. I call it survival.
Russel Honore
I don’t know if desperate is the right word but I know the fans have a big, big desire to see Everton challenging for titles and to win something but we have to go day by day.
I can speak Cantonese, but I can’t speak about fashion – I learnt all my fashion in Europe, so often, during interviews in Chinese I just don’t know the right word – it can be very hard to explain things.
I met Steve McQueen once. Well, met isn’t really the right word.
Griffin Dunne
There are many ways to go about a story. And if you give yourself some formal constraints, it just makes the job so muchmaybeeasier‘ isn’t the right word, but because you know your boundaries, you can just play within those boundaries much more, so it’s much more fun to do.
I like playing around with the words; I love it when I feel like I’ve picked the exact right word to describe whatever it is I’m trying to describe.
Margaret Haddix
Madame Bovary’ advanced slowly, as slowly as it would have to have, given an author who held himself accountable to each word, that it be the right word, of which there could be only one.
I don’t know if proud is the right word, but I am somebody who does not, on the whole, have the highest regard for my own stuff in that when I look all I get to see are the flaws.
I enjoy finding the right word and giving each its full measure, its full space in a sentence.
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ‘tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.
Pigeonholed‘ isn’t the right word, because I feel like I’ve had a very wide range of characters that I’ve been allowed to play.
Lance Reddick
Unloved is not the right word… but I never felt I made the grade. Mark was a blond, very attractive little boy, and sporty, so Dad was always teaching him to play cricket on the lawn… I always felt I came second out of two.
Carol Thatcher
I think I’m very consistent, that’s the right word.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
I think you can get to a point where nihilism, if that’s the right word, is overwhelming, and the basic laws that society has set up – either religious or social laws – become meaningless.
He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.