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4 Syllable Quotes

The basic rhymes in English are masculine, which is to say that the last syllable of the line is stressed: lane rhymes with pain, but it also rhymes with urbane since the last syllable of urbane is stressed. Lane does not rhyme with methane.
— James Fenton —

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

— Victor Hugo

He swallowed again and tightened his grip so even if she wanted to leave, she couldn't. It astonished him how difficult it was to find the one word he needed after these exquisite days. The one word he had no right to say.
He forced the forbidden syllable from his tight throat.
Stay.

— Anna Campbell

She laughed. There should be a word for a laugh that ends as soon as it starts. A laugh that's more a syllable of surprise and acknowledgment than it is anything else.

— Rainbow Rowell

Sometimes the single-syllable conversations are the most important ones.

— Thea Harrison

How can love's spaciousness
be conveyed in the narrow
confines of one syllable?

— Diane Ackerman

Mostly things are not that way, that simple and pure, with so much focus given to each syllable of life as life sings itself. But that kind of attention is the prize. To be engrossed by something outside ourselves is a powerful antidote for the rational mind, the mind that so frequently has its head up its own ass
seeing things in such a narrow and darkly narcissistic way that it presents a colo-rectal theology, offering hope to no one.

— Anne Lamott

Of course, there is a portion of reading quite indispensable to a wise man. History and exact science he must learn by laborious reading. Colleges, in like manner, have their indispensable office, - to teach elements. But they can only highly serve us, when they aim not to drill, but to create; when they gather from far every ray of various genius to their hospitable halls, and, by the concentrated fires, set the hearts of their youth on flame. Thought and knowledge are natures in which apparatus and pretension avail nothing. Gowns, and pecuniary foundations, though of towns of gold, can never countervail the least sentence or syllable of wit. Forget this, and our American colleges will recede in their public importance, whilst they grow richer every year.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm from the South, and there's a different understanding of how to chop. There's a syllable play. It's a delicate art. Your accent has a lot to do with it. If you're from a certain area, words don't roll of your tongue as slick.

— Yelawolf

When you're undead, the emphasis is on the second syllable.

— Peter Watts

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