Definitions for: Zoot Suit

[n] a flashy suit of extreme cut

See Also: suit, suit of clothes

Famous Quotes Containing Zoot Suit:

Mel is nuts. He puts on a suit and a tie and acts like a normal person so people think he's okay. He's definitely out in left field. He's got the ambition of a boy.

-- Dom DeLuise (American Actor)

I've never crashed a wedding. When I was a kid I, of course, used to crash parties. Crashing a wedding is difficult though because you have to have the suit, and you have to have information in case someone catches you. You have to know at least some names and something.

-- Christopher Walken (American Actor)

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

-- Raymond Hull ( -)

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)

The suit-and-tie job is very nice but it's not really who I am in my heart.

-- Boris Becker (German Athlete)

I don't know, examination I guess. And then they put the jump suit back on me again. I went through the compound - I remember somebody shouting, Jim don't let them break you.

-- Jim Bakker (American Celebrity)

And as soon as I did the research, I realized the law seemed to be on my side and I filed the suit.

-- Michael Newdow (American Lawyer)

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

-- Cary Grant (American Actor)

In the film, I'm not very mobile, like in the space suit.

-- Verne Troyer (American Actor)

The excitement really didn't start to build until the trailer - which was carrying me, with a space suit with ventilation and all that sort of stuff - pulled up to the launch pad.

-- Alan Shepard (American Astronaut)

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)

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)

All of a sudden I'm in the major leagues and we're traveling from town to town. I see the other players dressing different every day. I've got only one suit and I keep wearing it over and over. I'm really embarrassed.

-- Al Kaline (American Athlete)

Objection is when I say: this doesn't suit me. Resistance is when I make sure that what doesn't suit me never happens again.

-- Ulrike Meinhof (German Journalist)

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)

And from a military school which taught me that to fit into society, you can't just do anything you damn well please because it will suit you. And that it's much better to be with the winners than it is with the losers.

-- Sam Donaldson (American Journalist)

A man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.

-- Charles M. Schwab (American Businessman)

Critics? How do they happen? I know how it happened to me. I would send a poem or story to a magazine and they would say this doesn't suit our needs precisely but on the other hand you sound interesting. Would you be interested in doing a review?

-- Leslie Fiedler (American Critic)

I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes.

-- William Tecumseh Sherman ( Soldier)

The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it's Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria's Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000.

-- Heidi Klum (German Model)

Be able to go shopping for a bathing suit and not become depressed afterward.

-- Marilyn vos Savant (American Writer)

I think golf is a waste of time and a waste of a sunny afternoon. I also stink at it. I have never found anything, including divorce and a sexual harassment suit, more frustrating.

-- Jay Mohr (American Actor)

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)

The wickets I have played on for my whole career, most of them have been to suit fast bowlers in Australia.

-- Shane Warne (Australian Athlete)

It's one of the nice things about this nation that when the Constitution is violated, if it affects you, you can bring a suit.

-- Michael Newdow (American Lawyer)

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

-- Alan Rickman (British Actor)

I was in Florida with Burt Stern, the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater, and we smoked a joint. The bathing suit kept coming off in the water, and I just ripped it off. I was very comfortable being naked.

-- Rosanna Arquette (American Actress)

I think everybody's got different methods of working which suit the particular individual. Mine is to sort of play the part, and give 100%, to concentrate and focus on it while I'm actually working, but then leave it behind until the next day.

-- Sean Bean (English Actor)

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

-- Marilu Henner (American Actress)

The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.

-- Wayne Dyer (American Psychologist)

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

-- Kin Hubbard (American Journalist)

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)

But the suit I wear is my work attire, and nothing else.

-- Rosa Bonheur (French Artist)

The mercantile business did not suit me.

-- John James Audubon (American Scientist)

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

-- Penelope Lively (English Author)

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