Famous Noun Quotes And Sayings

These noun quotes will inspire you. A noun is a word that functions as the name of a specific object or set of objects, such as living creatures, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging noun quotes, noun sayings, and noun proverbs.

Best Noun Quotes

  1. “Think Tank, noun: The shower.” Craig Bruce
  2. “God is a verb, not a noun.” R. Buckminster Fuller
  3. “But love is really more of an interactive process. It’s about what we do not just what we feel. It’s a verb, not a noun.” bell hooks
  4. “Why indeed must ‘God’ be a noun? Why not a verb – the most active and dynamic of all.” Mary Daly
  5. “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.” Barbara De Angelis

  6. “Love isn’t a perfect state of caring. It’s an active noun, like ‘struggle.’ ” Fred Rogers
  7. “Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place.” Martha Graham
  8. “We’ve shown the entertainment industry what social media is capable of doing for a movie. ‘Sharknado’ is now a noun.” Ian Ziering
  9. “If you’re gonna use simile, analogy, metaphor, be descriptive and have some flowery adjectives and a few odd nouns and some engaging bits of dialogue or sentiment, then you’re sort of writing a novel, really. But rock lyrics are not really known for their sophistication.” Ian Anderson
  10. “Most metaphysical words in Hopi are verbs, not nouns as in European languages.” Benjamin Whorf

  11. “There are many, many nouns for the act of looking – a glance, a glimpse, a peep – but there’s no noun for the act of listening. In general, we don’t think primarily about sound. So I have a different perspective on the world; I can construct soundscapes that have an effect on people, but they don’t know why. It’s a sort of subterfuge.” Walter Murch
  12. “I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun.” Yoko Ono
  13. “One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility of using the same word as noun and verb.” Edward Sapir
  14. “God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.” R. Buckminster Fuller
  15. “Here is God’s purpose – for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.” R. Buckminster Fuller

  16. “I spend my days kneeling in the muck of language, feeling around for gooey verbs, nouns, and modifiers that I can squash together to make a blob of a sentence that bears some likeness to reason and sense.” P. J. O’Rourke
  17. “To take a few nouns, and a few pronouns, and adverbs and adjectives, and put them together, ball them up, and throw them against the wall to make them bounce. That’s what Norman Mailer did. That’s what James Baldwin did, and Joan Didion did, and that’s what I do – that’s what I mean to do.” Maya Angelou
  18. “A noun is not a name you give something. It is something you watch becoming itself, and you have to have the patience to find out what it is.” Derek Walcott
  19. “Suffrage, noun. Expression of opinion by means of a ballot. The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man’s choice, and is highly prized.” Ambrose Bierce
  20. “Leisure is not synonymous with time. Nor is it a noun. Leisure is a verb. I leisure. You leisure.” Mortimer Adler

  21. “Just being able to get paid to do something you love is a wonderful thing. That said, a writer’s daily routine, unless you’re Dominick Dunne, isn’t exactly glamorous. Much of it amounts to drudgery, staring at a computer screen all day in a room by yourself, juggling nouns and verbs to make a demanding editor happy.” Bryan Burrough
  22. “If I can see my own recollections, like many adolescents, I was a Platonic realist. I believed in the reality of ideas, of the big nouns, and believed that one’s life was determined by the ideas of the true, the good, and the beautiful which one held.” Lawrence Kohlberg
  23. “I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb.” Robert Downey, Jr.
  24. “I believe in the verb, not the noun – I am not a writer, but someone compelled to write.” Richard Flanagan
  25. “I think that the idea of a war on an abstract noun is unacceptable.” Hamza Yusuf

  26. “For an average noun or an average verb, an average mind can quickly create reference. Where did they hear it? See it? What does it remind them of? What is its connection? When was it last used in conversation? What has been my experience with it? A host of memories appear when you hear a word you remember.” Javed Akhtar
  27. “Names and other proper nouns shouldn’t distract from the language.” Lydia Millet
  28. “The noun phrase straw man, now used as a compound adjective as in ‘straw-man device, technique or issue,’ was popularized in American culture by ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ ” William Safire
  29. “A novel is utterly your own creation, a very private process. I think of a novel as a noun and a screenplay as a verb. In a novel, very little needs to happen; you can explore a person’s memories and thoughts, and fantasies. In a screenplay, it’s all action; you must push the story on.” Deborah Moggach
  30. “Poetry is all nouns and verbs.” Marianne Moore

  31. “The Americans are very clear and obsessed with nouns.” Fiona Shaw
  32. “I actually have a thing about proper nouns. They clang on my ear in a weird way when I hear them dropped into movies.” Josh Radnor
  33. “We talk about cancer as a noun, as if it’s a one-time event: ‘I’ve got cancer.’ ” David Agus
  34. ” ‘State’ can be a word that is a noun or a verb or an adverb – it’s kind of why I chose that title. It’s not to confound the audience but to keep me from painting myself into a cul-de-sac in the early stages of making a record by having too high concept or having some really strict set of rules I have to adhere to.” Todd Rundgren
  35. “I wanted to write rather than do anything else. But ’cause I left school at 15, I didn’t know what a noun was, still don’t.” Nick Frost

  36. “Indian nouns are extremely connotative; that is, the name does more than simply denote the thing to which it belongs – in denoting the object, it also assigns to it some quality or characteristic.” John Wesley Powell
  37. “The word ‘universe’ is obviously not intended to have a plural, but science has evolved in such a way that we need a plural noun for something similar to what we ordinarily call our universe.” Leonard Susskind
  38. “Any adjective you put before the noun ‘writer’ is going to be limiting in some way. Whether it’s feminist writer, Jewish writer, Russian writer, or whatever.” Alice McDermott
  39. “I would say ‘woman’ used to be a noun, and now it is a noun and also an adjective. And words change their functions in that way. It’s one of the most common phenomena about words. They start as one thing, and they end up as something else.” Deborah Tannen
  40. “To some people, power is a noun. To others, it’s a verb.” Andre Carson

  41. “You have to look at the value of different kinds of words. Adjectives weaken, and adverbs come even farther down the line. Verbs are strong; verbs and nouns.” Ethan Canin
  42. “How can an adjective in front of a noun not describe the noun? There are dwarf stars, but they’re still considered stars.” Alan Stern
  43. “Nouns are seldom improved by the modifier ‘public.’ Few of us, given a private alternative, prefer public restrooms or public transportation or public displays of affection.” Steve Rushin
  44. “Andy wasn’t capable of any complicated thoughts or ideas. Ideas need a verb and a noun, a subject. Andy spoke in a kind of stumbling staccato. You had to finish sentences for him. So Andy operated through people who could do things for him. He wished things into happening, things he himself couldn’t do.” Paul Morrissey
  45. “I still consider myself a New Yorker before all other nouns.” Scott Rogowsky

  46. “The word deepfake has become a generic noun for the use of machine-learning algorithms and facial-mapping technology to digitally manipulate people’s voices, bodies and faces. And the technology is increasingly so realistic that the deepfakes are almost impossible to detect.” Ben Sasse
  47. “If you’re ever struggling for something to say, just take a noun and verbalize it. Using simple words in new and interesting ways will creativize your presence.” Sarah Cooper

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