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:


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

-- Annni-Frid Lyngstad ( -)

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

-- Allen Ginsberg (American Poet)

So if you want to have a great video game-based movie you have to keep the mood of the game, use the normal character setup - but you have to flesh out the story and provide more background for the characters.

-- Uwe Boll (German Director)

And even Moonstruck - for some reason the audience were just in the mood for a very romantic film, because it's one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

-- Norman Jewison (Canadian Director)

It was weird because I was pregnant, throughout that so it was weird being a pregnant witch. I was in a really bad mood but luckily, because I sleep with the director, he just sort of scheduled me so I only had to do it two nights.

-- Helena Bonham Carter (British Actress)

If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write.

-- J. B. Priestley (British Writer)

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)

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)

Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy.

-- Marilu Henner (American Actress)

Being a typical Pisces, I might have experienced mood shifts, but I don't remember any depression, or needing to do anything, or to have someone bring me out of being depressed.

-- Julius Erving (American Athlete)

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)

Idealism that makes no distinction between areas where our national interest lies and those from which it is remote does no good for America. The weariness of the post-Versailles, post-Korea, post-Vietnam eras is never far from the national mood.

-- Dick Morris (American Author)

Music is emotional, and you may catch a musician in a very unemotional mood or you may not be in the same frame of mind as the musician. So a critic will often say a musician is slipping.

-- Nat King Cole (American Musician)

I always say that I've been in a bad mood for maybe 35 years now. I try to lighten it up, but that's what comes out when you get me on camera.

-- Martin Scorsese (American Director)

I'd love to have another film to go on to. I'm in the mood to work. But I have to be patient, you know, to find that particular kind of project. Occasionally I'll write one myself if I can summon up the energy.

-- Peter Weir (Australian Director)

I believe that any art communicates what you're in the mood to receive.

-- Larry Rivers (American Musician)

The thing with pretending you're in a good mood is that sometimes you can.

-- Charles de Lint (Canadian Writer)

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

-- Emily Carr (Canadian Artist)

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 think the best president - because he changed the whole mood of the country, the whole economy of the country, and stood up to Communism... that was continuing its causes around the world, and backed them off and caused them to collapse - and that was Ronald Reagan.

-- Pat Boone (American Musician)

I can tell jokes. I can talk to the audience. I can relax. I can change my songs whenever I want. I can change the tempos. I can change the mood, because I'm in charge.

-- Robert Goulet (American Musician)

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)

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)

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)

I visited a scientist who had a helmet with magnetic fields controlled by computer sequences that could profoundly affect your mood and your perceptions.

-- Douglas Trumbull (American Director)

When trust improves, the mood improves.

-- Fernando Flores (Chilean Politician)

We did not treat the Americans badly. They left Iran in a relaxed mood. The embassy was active here after the revolution. We didn't have any problem with them. They started it.

-- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (Iranian Politician)

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)

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.

-- Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Philosopher)

I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun.

-- Kristen Bell (American Actress)

I often concentrate on the eyes and lips, they are great indicators of mood and feeling, and I find that I can project character into my portraits by bringing the viewer's attention to these areas.

-- Robert Ryan (American Actor)

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)

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)

If the whole world went vegan, there would be less war. How you eat determines your mood and your outlook on life.

-- Alexandra Paul (American Actress)

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

-- Brian Eno (British Musician)


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