Definitions for: Zoot Suit

[n] a flashy suit of extreme cut

See Also: suit, suit of clothes

Famous Quotes Containing Zoot Suit:

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

-- Marilyn vos Savant (American Writer)

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

-- Boris Becker (German Athlete)

He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.

-- David Hume (Scottish Philosopher)

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

-- Dorothy L. Sayers (British Author)

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)

She loses 50 pounds in the film, and goes from fairly sane to totally out of her mind. So for the first part of the film I was wearing a 40 pound fat suit, which is very, very uncomfortable. But the worst part was the neck.

-- Ellen Burstyn (American Actress)

I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a law suit.

-- Carter G. Woodson (American Historian)

Accordingly, since nothing prevents the earth from moving, I suggest that we should now consider also whether several motions suit it, so that it can be regarded as one of the planets. For, it is not the center of all the revolutions.

-- Nicolaus Copernicus (Polish Scientist)

When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won't.

-- Lucian Freud (British Artist)

The percentage you're paying is too high priced While you're living beyond all your means And the man in the suit has just bought a new car From the profit he's made on your dreams.

-- Steve Winwood (English Musician)

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 love to rock 'n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter.

-- Dan Fogelberg (American Musician)

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)

So often we try to alter circumstances to suit ourselves, instead of letting them alter us, which is what they are meant to do.

-- Mother Maribel ( -)

I kept the same suit for six years and the same dialogue. They just changed the title of the picture and the leading lady.

-- Robert Mitchum (American Actor)

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

-- Charles M. Schwab (American Businessman)

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

-- Tom Selleck (American Actor)

I put on the fat suit and went outside and walked around. I was really nervous about being found out, but nobody would even make eye contact with me. It really upset me.

-- Gwyneth Paltrow (American Actress)

A song has to become as much a part of you as a tailored suit.

-- Martha Reeves (American Musician)

It was really terrific but Foreigner was nothing like Yes and that style did not suit our music.

-- Lou Gramm (American Musician)

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)

If our government has a policy, any political subdivision, that limits or restricts the enforcement of our immigration laws, we will sue them! And that suit will be $5,000 a day every day until that policy is changed! This law will be enforced.

-- Russell Pearce (American Politician)

I'd like to be known for more than being the guy in the big suit.

-- David Byrne (Scottish 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)

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

-- Truman Capote (American Novelist)

You should never meet your heroes. Paul Newman... I was so excited about meeting him, but he turned up in shell suit bottoms, slippers, and a jumper. He was just so worn out and old, he wanted to go home.

-- Allan Carr ( Director)

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

-- Kin Hubbard (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)

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'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)

There hasn't been enough change in comics to suit me. I don't know why exactly.

-- Harvey Pekar (American Writer)

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)

Our strong suit is what we do, and our audience.

-- Jerry Garcia (American Musician)

If you do your fair day's work, you are certain to get your fair day's wage - in praise or pudding, whichever happens to suit your taste.

-- Alexander Smith (Scottish Poet)

Everybody now seems to be talking about democracy. I don't understand this. As I think of it, democracy isn't like a Sunday suit to be brought out and worn only for parades. It's the kind of a life a decent man leads, it's something to live for and to die for.

-- Dalton Trumbo (American Novelist)

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