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:


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)

The mood of the 80s - Get what you can, can what you get, and sit on the can.

-- Patricia Schroeder (American Leader)

Whenever a man encounters a woman in a mood he doesn't understand, he wants to know if she's tired.

-- George Jean Nathan (American Editor)

It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood - no more - to man, and love to a woman is life or death.

-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox (American Writer)

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)

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)

By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.

-- Edvard Munch (Norwegian Artist)

The mood in which my book was conceived and executed, was in fact to some extent a passing one.

-- F. H. Bradley (British Philosopher)

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)

The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.

-- Blaise Pascal (French Philosopher)

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

-- Brian Eno (British Musician)

I believe the director is the one that sets the mood and if you have this hysterical director it's a domino effect. I would work for him forever, for nothing. Don't tell my agent that.

-- Elizabeth Pena (American Actress)

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)

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)

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)

The boys are in such a mood that if someone introduced the Ten Commandments, they'd cut them down to seven.

-- Norris Cotton (American Politician)

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)

I'm in the mood for another Moonstruck experience, for another romantic comedy.

-- Norman Jewison (Canadian Director)

I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood - sex and the dead.

-- William Butler Yeats (Irish Poet)

What I'm working on is for people to be able to say that Kippenberger had this really good mood.

-- Martin Kippenberger (German Artist)

Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause.

-- Arthur Henderson (British Politician)

I wrote for nearly six hours. When I stopped, the dark mood, as if by magic, had folded its cloak and gone away.

-- Zane Grey (American Author)

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)

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity.

-- Henry Beston (American Writer)

I don't often reread my own books, unless I am going into another in the series and need to refresh my mood when originating the concept.

-- Anne McCaffrey (American Author)

Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.

-- Bill Watterson (American Cartoonist)

You're miserable, edgy and tired. You're in the perfect mood for journalism.

-- Warren Ellis (British Author)

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)

To me, lighting really sets the mood for a room. A 40 watt bulb in a cheap lamp is the same as a 40 watt bulb in an expensive one.

-- Edward Walker (English Athlete)

There's nothing so improves the mood of the Party as the imminent execution of a senior colleague.

-- Alan Clark (English Politician)

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

-- Emily Carr (Canadian Artist)

I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again - as I always am when I write.

-- Virginia Woolf (British Author)

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)

Any art communicates what you're in the mood to receive.

-- Larry Rivers (American Musician)

The thing that you're faulted on today is not that you are too tough, or not that you aren't careful. It's that you might have been too soft. People want that red meat now because you have to keep up with the mood and the mood today is harsh. It really is.

-- Mark Russell (American Writer)


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