Definitions for: Zoot Suit

[n] a flashy suit of extreme cut

See Also: suit, suit of clothes

Famous Quotes Containing Zoot Suit:

If it were not for the war, this war would suit me down to the ground.

-- Dorothy L. Sayers (British Author)

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.

-- Raymond Hull ( -)

A surprising number of government committees will make important decisions on fundamental matters with less attention than each individual would give to buying a suit.

-- Herman Kahn (American Scientist)

Father had notions about manhood suffrage, public schools, the education and the elevation of the masses, and the gradual emancipation of the slaves, that did not suit the uncompromising views of people in places like Richmond.

-- John Sergeant Wise (American Author)

If you could build a house on a trampoline, that would suit me fine.

-- Alan Rickman (British Actor)

Whenever you're sitting across from some important person, always picture him sitting there in a suit of long red underwear. That's the way I always operated in business.

-- Joseph P. Kennedy (American Diplomat)

Equally, we require a collective past - hence the endless reinterpretations of history, frequently to suit the perceptions of the present.

-- Penelope Lively (English Author)

We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can't, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it.

-- Rick Wright (British Musician)

I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing, because what's fun about him is that he doesn't care about anyone else, and it's very difficult for a main character - a lead character - in a movie to not care about anybody else.

-- Rowan Atkinson (English Comedian)

I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit, so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of barbarism as a tool of American justice.

-- Winthrop Rockefeller (American Politician)

They put me in a whole body suit, from my neck to my ankles. It was so bad, I couldn't straighten my legs.

-- Kieran Culkin (American Actor)

I got this idea about being afraid to let go of something and being afraid of sinking into a state of almost anesthesia, where you have to trust other people. Just the paranoia of it all. And it seemed to suit the frenetic track. So I just wrote it out and, you know, said it.

-- Nick Rhodes (English Musician)

My time inside there was very short compared to the amount of time it took to take on and take off this suit and to test me for how much radioactivity I have.

-- William Scranton (American Politician)

I'm Mickey Mouse. They don't know who's inside the suit.

-- Keanu Reeves (Canadian Actor)

Class isn't something you buy. Look at you. You have a $500 suit on and you're still a lowlife.

-- Roger Spottiswoode (Canadian Director)

Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn't necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit.

-- Leon Kass (American Educator)

It's important to determine which surroundings work best for you, and then build that environment to suit your needs.

-- Marilu Henner (American Actress)

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.

-- Walter Scott (Scottish Novelist)

Go far - too far you cannot, still the farther. The more experience finds you: and go sparing. One meal a week will serve you, and one suit, through all your travels; for you'll find it certain.

-- John Fletcher (English Dramatist)

We are starting off with our own different characters and our own laws and everything, looking at Bruce Wayne and how he came to be the person that he was and how he comes to be this man that jumps around in the Bat suit.

-- Christian Bale (Welsh Actor)

When you look at Clark Kent when he's working at the Daily Planet, he's a reporter. He doesn't fly through the air in his glasses and his suit.

-- Gene Simmons (American Musician)

You can't get an actor to do something that is beyond his range, so you have to be aware of the range of the actor and, if necessary, alter the part to suit the actor.

-- John Boorman (British Director)

Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.

-- R. Buckminster Fuller (American Inventor)

They tell me I produced songs. I just stood in the back, wore a good suit and said, Yeah, that's happening.

-- Nick Lowe (English Musician)

The specific story line that people have responded to the most has been the horror of bathing suit shopping.

-- Cathy Guisewite (American Cartoonist)

My father used to say, 'Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.'

-- Cary Grant (American Actor)

People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow.

-- Erma Bombeck (American Journalist)

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)

Do you like my suit? I think this is an amazing suit, don't you think?

-- Tom Selleck (American Actor)

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

-- Kin Hubbard (American Journalist)

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.

-- Winston Churchill (English Statesman)

Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.

-- Sai Baba (Indian Leader)

I often heard about his cases and I often sat in on his trials. In the late 1960s when I was growing up I wanted to be a crusader like him but I didn't want to wear a suit and commute.

-- David Guterson (American Author)

They say it's good but I didn't know what I was doing until I got into the suit and they put the moustache on me, and somehow, when I got all the drag on, it came out. It was the most amazing thing. I'm truly extraordinary.

-- Harvey Korman (American Actor)

I was terrified. My first week, walking around in a teeny bikini, I kept crossing my arms over my chest because I was afraid I was going to fall out of the top of the suit. And I didn't know anything about technique or lighting.

-- Mary Crosby (American Actress)

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