Definitions for: Zoot Suit

[n] a flashy suit of extreme cut

See Also: suit, suit of clothes

Famous Quotes Containing Zoot Suit:

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)

The beauty of jazz is that it's malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities.

-- Pat Metheny (American Musician)

The mercantile business did not suit me.

-- John James Audubon (American Scientist)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

I'd rather get a nice warmup suit. That's something I can use. Gold medals just sit there. When I get old, maybe I could sell them if I need the money.

-- Eric Heiden (American Athlete)

I remember in that red leisure suit I sort of felt like a Pizza Hut employee, and the white one was the ultimate, with the white turtleneck collar, that was the ultimate in bad taste.

-- Johnny Depp ( Actor)

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

-- Raymond Hull ( -)

A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.

-- Horace (Roman Poet)

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

-- Rosa Bonheur (French Artist)

Large audiences did not suit my low-key approach.

-- Van Morrison (British Musician)

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

-- Verne Troyer (American Actor)

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)

It's fun being able to suit up and go and kick butt and not have to worry about memorizing dialogue. It's a whole different way of acting because you're not depending on the words at all, you're really depending on everything else that you have.

-- Kelly Hu (American Actress)

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)

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

-- Lou Gramm (American Musician)

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

-- Cary Grant (American Actor)

Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs.

-- Jean Cocteau (French Director)

The egoist is fooled by no ideals: he discards them or uses them, as may suit his own interest.

-- John Buchanan Robinson (American Politician)

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)

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)

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

-- Jerry Garcia (American Musician)

But, there was a time when we all had a great thing going but one person just became very uncomfortable with it and he had to try to change it around to suit him more and then it suited no one else but him.

-- James Young (American Musician)

On the other hand, chess is a mass sport now and for chess organisers shorter time control is obviously more attractive. But I think that this control does not suit World Championship matches.

-- Boris Spassky (Russian Celebrity)

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)

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)

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

-- Winston Churchill (English Statesman)

I woke up an hour before I was supposed to, and started going over the mental checklist: where do I go from here, what do I do? I don't remember eating anything at all, just going through the physical, getting into the suit. We practiced that so much, it was all rote.

-- Alan Shepard (American Astronaut)

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)

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)

Other men wear white suits in summer and it doesn't seem to bother them. But my white suit seems to be a little whiter than theirs. I think also that it may have something written on the back of it, although I can't find it when I take the suit off.

-- Robert Benchley (American Comedian)

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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