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 problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood.

-- Lou Holtz (American Coach)

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)

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)

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)

You have a different crowd every night, so you should do a different show to suit them. I tailor the show to their mood.

-- Jewel Kilcher (American Musician)

I have a friend who, if she has a bad hair day, it affects her whole mood because it is part of her sexuality, her confidence. I don't have that problem any more.

-- Cathy Freeman (Australian Athlete)

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that.

-- Carlos Castaneda (American Writer)

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

-- Charles de Lint (Canadian Writer)

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)

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)

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 trust improves, the mood improves.

-- Fernando Flores (Chilean Politician)

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)

At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since.

-- Marilyn vos Savant (American Writer)

To create well I have to be in a good mood, happy and cool.

-- Marc Newson (Australian Designer)

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)

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)

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

-- F. H. Bradley (British Philosopher)

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

-- Norman Jewison (Canadian Director)

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)

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)

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

-- Julia Roberts (American Actress)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Alan Clark (English Politician)

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)

One Long Year was just a song here and there, and it was meant to reflect the mood that I was in but unfortunately it also reflected too little of any particular thing rather than hanging together as a whole album.

-- Todd Rundgren (American Musician)

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)

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)

Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.

-- Bill Watterson (American Cartoonist)

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)


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