Definitions for: Jussive Mood


[n] a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior



Synonyms: imperative, imperative mood

See Also: modality, mode, mood




Famous Quotes Containing Jussive Mood:


We are staunch and true and in rather a champagne mood.

-- Franz Marc (German Artist)

If there is a book that the script came from you have to read it, you have to see what you can get out of it: mood, back story and things that may not even be in the film. They kick off your imagination and broaden the character, I think.

-- Miranda Otto (Australian Actress)

When I wake up in a bad mood, I try not to stay in one. Learn to make the best of what you have.

-- Faith Hill (American Musician)

I am in no mood to be deceived any longer by the crafty devil and false character whose greatest pleasure is to take advantage of everyone.

-- Camille Claudel (French Sculptor)

When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.

-- Percy Bysshe Shelley (English Poet)

As soon as I hear a sound, it always suggests a mood to me.

-- Brian Eno (British Musician)

One night Roger was in a foul mood and he threw his entire bloody drumset across the stage. The thing only just missed me - I might have been killed.

-- Freddie Mercury (British Musician)

Slater's a big star and he's been in the business a long time. He's always in a good mood and easygoing but he takes his character very seriously.

-- Uwe Boll (German Director)

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.

-- Pearl S. Buck (American Novelist)

Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around.

-- Richard Dean Anderson (American Actor)

The kind of music I like depends very much on my mood.

-- Annni-Frid Lyngstad ( -)

Jackson went from the professor's chair to the officer's saddle. He carried with him the very elements of character which made him odious as a teacher; but I never saw him in an arbitrary mood.

-- Daniel H. Hill (American Soldier)

So writing a song is much harder than doing a classical piece for me, because in a classical piece, I can just let the mood dictate what's going to happen.

-- Glenn Danzig (American Musician)

I was in a bad mood when I wrote that.

-- Thomas Frank (American Author)

In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood, the atmosphere. And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic.

-- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (German Musician)

America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?

-- Allen Ginsberg (American Poet)

I've learned over the years that people are human and have mood swings, regardless of how talented they are. Today, I'm looking at life from a realistic point of view instead of the way I would want things to be.

-- Otis Williams (American Musician)

To understand me, you have to meet me and be around me. And then only if I'm in a good mood - don't meet me in a bad mood.

-- Avril Lavigne (Canadian Musician)

The first work of the director is to set a mood so that the actor's work can take place, so that the actor can create. And in order to do that, you have to communicate, communicate with the actors. And direction is about communication on all levels.

-- William Friedkin (American Director)

I think the eyes are very revealing and can expose a lot about a persons mood or character.

-- Jonathan Shapiro (South African Cartoonist)

I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I've just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it's not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.

-- Sylvester Stallone (American Actor)

There are films you see that only reach your eyes. Then there are films that you can watch... that reach down to your throat, or reach your heart. "In the Mood for Love," though, reached all the way to my belly.

-- Zhang Ziyi (Chinese Actress)

It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.

-- Cat Stevens (British Musician)

When trust improves, the mood improves.

-- Fernando Flores (Chilean Politician)

My real hair color is kind of a dark blonde. Now I just have mood hair.

-- Julia Roberts (American Actress)

The thing about kids is that they express emotion. They don't hold back. If they want to cry, they cry, and if they are in a good mood, they're in a good mood.

-- Eddie Murphy (American Comedian)

Nature is in austere mood, even terrifying, withal majestically beautiful.

-- Frederick Soddy (English Scientist)

It's a mood record. Like one night you're going to be down in the dumps depressed because you're thinking about your ex-boyfriend and the next moment you're gonna be like screw him you know? And the next one you're saying to yourself "God I'm in love."

-- Willa Ford (American Musician)

There is something bigger than fact: the underlying spirit, all it stands for, the mood, the vastness, the wildness.

-- Emily Carr (Canadian Artist)

Just don't go to a place where everything is too expensive... it'll put your husband in a bad mood.

-- Diane von Furstenberg (Belgian Designer)

In this cry of pain the inner consciousness of the people seems to lay itself bare for an instant, and to reveal the mood of beings who feel their isolation in the face of a universe that wars on them with winds and seas.

-- John Millington Synge (Irish Dramatist)

Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle.

-- Cher (American Musician)

Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.

-- Ludwig Wittgenstein (Austrian Philosopher)

When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb.

-- Gene Tierney (American Actress)

So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.

-- John Drinkwater (English Poet)


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