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:


Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.

-- Jean Paul (German Author)

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)

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

-- Larry Rivers (American Musician)

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)

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

-- Franz Marc (German Artist)

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)

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)

When I'm in a bad mood, I don't listen.

-- Cathy Freeman (Australian Athlete)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

My whole mood or sense can change by virtue of the music that I'm listening to. It really does affect me on a visceral and emotional level.

-- Kiefer Sutherland (Canadian Actor)

Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.

-- Thomas Mann (German Writer)

It all has to do with the director, the captain of the ship. He sets the pace, the mood. If the director is quiet, the set is quiet. If the director is loud, then everybody has to be louder to be heard.

-- Eva Marie Saint (American Actress)

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)

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)

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

-- Norman Jewison (Canadian Director)

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

-- Patricia Schroeder (American Leader)

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

-- Alan Clark (English Politician)

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)

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 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)

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)

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts.

-- C. S. Forester (English Novelist)

I write songs about real things... The subject dictates the mood and it goes from there, really.

-- John Mayall (British Musician)

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

-- Emily Carr (Canadian Artist)

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)

And being as I'm somebody who loves movies like The Machinist, I also love going along to big mass entertainment movies. I get in the mood for all kinds of movies, and so I like to try each of them.

-- Christian Bale (Welsh Actor)

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)

People are not in a good mood when any politician's face appears on television.

-- Mark Russell (American Writer)

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)


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