45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word 'Very'

Three Telling Quotes About 'Very'
  1. Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain
  2. 'Very' is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. ~Florence King
  3. So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays. ~N.H. Kleinbaum

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Very useful thanks!
Very well.
^ the irony when the above post used the same words you ask not to.
A precious list. Thanks.
sagacious and superb
Remember this one? I can't think it would have sounded so good if he hadn't used "very". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krD4hdGvGHM
Amanda, thanks for the useful list. I made sure not to say "very useful" ;)
Glorified thesaurus.
Thank you, learn something new today.
I like "neat". I like "thin" much more than gaunt. Sorry.
Oops. Sorry. I just realized the idea was to get rid of the modifier, "very". Thank you. Exceptional. (not just "very good".)
Great stuff
That was VERY helpful! I'm VERY grateful that you wrote that VERY informative and piece.
The Mark Twain quote does not imply that an editor would delete 'damn' AND insert a different (stronger) adjective.
Very valuable education.... I didn't say I like this very much
great post
it's a great vocabulary study for us, thanks a lot!
How useful it is!!! Thanks a lot!!
Si i should say.. You look scalding.. Instead of very hot
fast and quick are two different measurements of time.....
This has long been a quirk of mine. Words really, very, even very very bug me. I have longed stopped using . I figured if it is good, very good doesn't help, or really fine isn't necessary when fine is the pictured word. I like your vocabulary to upscale the use of adjectives. Thanks
The most useless word in the English language is "should". If you should do something, then do it.
exquisite !!!
What a handy resource for those moments the mind needs more than the basics! Thank you!
Great post. 'Very' is indeed overused as is the word 'nice'.
the post is useful one....I will try to follow the tips for sure..thank you for such a fantastic post....please keep on posting such useful materials
Very, very I say unto you: don't.
Absolutely "superb"
wow those are very good words i did learn something thanks
Thank you for the feedback.
This just encourages verbosity, which is worse than whatever you were condemning. If a word most suits what you're going for and is euphonious, then that's the word you should use.
Ray, how would the advice to not use "very" + an adjective, substituting instead a single word for "very X," be encouraging verbosity? By reducing a two-word phrase to a single word seems to me to be the antithesis of verbosity. Also, I am not clear on your preference for euphony in a word. Unless the text is meant to be spoken out loud (e.g., poetry), I think euphony is no better than secondary to precision of meaning.
Thank you! Very useful (:
The list is a useful addition to my communication materials. I hope I can remember some of the alternatives.
Very true, darn it
A simple but valuable writing lesson. Thanks so much!
Brilliant! Thank you so much.
Can we replace very to extremely...
As you can see the above is related to expression or conversation between someone. Simple word used by people, not everyone knows the word "feeble". Try saying it to people who are not strong in their vocabs. How the reaction like. If "extremely" were to add in before an action of a simple words does that consider an error?
The fierce hatred of a very woman--J M Barrie; The very blood and bone of our grammar-- H L Smith; The very essence of truth is plainness and brightness--John Milton.
"very loved" is replaced by "adored." Love is supposedly a complex emotion humanity has spent thousands of years attempting to articulate properly. If something is "very loved," was it even loved in the first place?
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Thank you VERY much : D
I prefer to very hungry, starving.
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Thanks Amanda for sharing this. I am keen to start using this superb list of words in my own content writing.
Awesome . Thanks
Good job plagiarizing this word for word from reddit. How would your editor feel about that?
I'm not really sure I like this. It's always nice to have options as a writer, but I don't like being told what I should 'avoid' saying, because what if words that are more simple are the words that fit what you are writing about more accurately? I wrote a story from a child's perspective once; 'atrocious' and 'jubilant' aren't really something that would fit a four year old's vocabulary. It all depends on what you're writing about.
Very good.
Thanks for putting this together. It's a valuable resource for speakers and writers alike.
Great, learned so many things.
very informative :)
Quite a nice article, very colourful. But even as I type these humble words, the machinery is trying to censure me for not spelling in American English. I mean, it's a lost cause, you know - I mean - you know - isn't it? Even the machine is trying to censure me, censor me, vilify, suppress, cavil, indoctrinate, besmirch, diminish, disparage, dispraise and berate. Oppobrious, dudes.
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Oh my goodness this is amazing! I love it! I saved the picture so I can remember the words!!! :D Thank you!!
This is very nice! Thank you!
Nice dear
what i will say about the post i don't now because its useful in our daily life. Thanks for this post.
Great way to learn the better English anytime Thank you
Just fantastic - I love this. Thanks so {very} much, Amanda. PS: Patterson is a name on my Mom's side of the fam. :)
thank you very :)
Very valuable, I bookmarked it. and then went back and considered. I had also gotten the advice that the more shorter, Germanic words are the stronger. Which ... this .. goes ... against. But still a valuable lesson, and I am keeping that bookmark.
Superb! Thanks!
A great reference - thank you!
Humor changes proper useage. I find especially when I'm being sarcastic that the very things I usually avoid fit neatly there.
This is really helpful for me, English is my second language, and this will help me in my writing
A very knowlegable idea
awesome :p
i learned something,thanks
very great :-) Thank you!
Actually the contextualization matters a lot and should be put into consideration, meanwhile note has been taken on the '45 ways to avoid using the word very'
So Very Very
So Very Very
So Very Very
I love this piece and hate the word very! I need to bookmark this post. Thanks! http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/02/dogwood...
thx it was very helpful =)
What if you change very to extremely or incredibly.
What about "very important". That is where I use "very" the most.
Could you give me a better citation than just "Mark Twain"? I'm a little off citations on the net. I'd love to know where and when he said it, 'cause I'd like to use it myself. Not in a novel, I would think. And I'm imagining that any essay with that bit in it could be a lot of fun to read. So, if you please?
Oh, what the heck. The more I think about this, the more fustulated I become. This is the comment I left on my kid's facebook share: Much irritation. When people use quotations, i wish they would give the entire citation. This quotation sounds a bit like Twain, but I never believe ANY internet citation anymore unless I see CONTEXTUAL citation so that I can verify - and perhaps even get the chance to enjoy the entire piece from whence the dang thing came. Personally, I don't consider "very" to be the most useless word. I think that having a boosting quantifier is justified usage - as long as it doesn't become ubiquitous. On the other hand, the overuse of inflated subject compliments wearies me - five minutes of TV and you have heard enough screaming-level adjectives to deafen you for the rest of your life and to dull your heart, your perceptions - all your senses. So inflating language for emphasis is not all that great an idea. Using the appropriate level of adjective for the situation is best. Very clever does not equal brilliant. Neither does damn clever.
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Thanks, bookmarking this post (however I do not dislike the word "very" but it is nice to have some other ideas)
Very nice
What about "Thank you very much"?
Exquisite, thanks :)
Very nice. Oh wait, brilliant.
Thanks for these reminders Amanda!
excellent resource especially for my children.thank you
how about berry is that acceptable? I guess not..your mind is incredible!
I use simple words. but i will need this. Thanks
Wasn't good in school failed everything-- system just passed me for hell of it and this affected me terribly in foster care horrible a hearing upbringing age 61 Help me any you can thank you!!
I"m so jubilant to substitute an ancient words with a superb one . thank U.
Thanks you for teaching new point of view about to have good comunication
Excellent resource for my high school and college classes. Thank you.
Useful! Thanks
I love this.. I find this piece impactful.. Thanks
This was an interesting post. I never thought about how many times I use the word very and now I will try to use other words to eliminate the word very😊
I have a very limited vocabulary and have been working very hard on learning new words. Thank you so much for giving me some new much needed ammunition!
While I do agree that very anything should be reconsidered, I would not take the extreme position that it is never appropriate in writing. I opine that the author agrees, and wants only to encourage more descriptive words when very would dilute the message by introducing emphasis, where none should be necessary. If it is, it is. But sometimes there are degrees, as in love. A good test would be to ask yourself if something is extremely so. If it is, substitute another word.
nice! :D
Superb talent
I love this list! Glad I "StumbledUpon" it!
Sri Amma Bhagavan beautiful quotations
*VERY* helpful
"The road to hell is paved with adverbs." Stephen King. -ly words should also be used sparingly....or not at all.
i adored this..................
Thanks for these reminders Amanda!
As a rather new blogger, your article was helpful to me - I would say "very helpful" but I will refrain. Thanks for the share.
Brilliantly written. I especially like the table.
Brilliantly written. I especially like the table.
This little entry actually contains two pieces of advice: One is to leave out 'very', which in most cases will serve to strengthen the force of the adjective. If you tell me someone was 'very upset', I'll suspect them of putting on a show. If you tell me they were 'upset', I'll see the feeling as genuine and, if I was the cause, be more likely to feel upset myself. The second is to enrich your vocabulary by using a greater variety of adjectives. This is also sound advice. But I don't agree that (1) and (2) are the same thing. Substituting adjectives is not a good way to avoid the use of 'very'. Those adjectives have their own peculiar nuances and should only be used where they are really appropriate. To say 'I was very happy' is quite a different matter from saying 'I was jubilant', and 'I was jubilant' should only be used when there was real jubilation, not mere satisfaction with a wished-for outcome. Once-powerful adjectives like 'feeble', 'anxious', 'hideous', 'tiny', and 'ancient' have become standard in the speech of many, to the extent that they are in danger of being worn out through overuse. I would avoid them unless necessary. So avoid using 'very', and try to enrich your vocabulary – but don't confuse one with the other. They are different animals.
Very interesting and informative!! Thanks.
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Thanks Amanda
Wicked useful!
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If you're being literary, the chart is useful. If you're being precise, it's not. Something can be very cold without being freezing, or very bad without being atrocious. There aren't merely conditions and their extremes; there are gradations, just as there are gradations of literacy.
quite useful for writing an essay.
thank u for teaching the new things
I already use some of these words, but I have a tendency to combine them. For example : "scalding hot" , "dazzlingly bright" , "ravenously hungry", "freezing cold" . Is that correct, or is it bad form ?
Instead of using 'very', use 'abunches'! ;)
Brave -> Dauntless
brilliant share
This is brilliant!! Thank you!
I really like this!
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Excellent for writing content
Thank you Amanda for sharing this. Its very useful vocab! :D
Excellant efforts , Very helpful to correct the language !!
Its so useful and helping me to increase the new word knowledge. Thanks
These set of words do not adequately replace the need for "very" in written English and as such, I find it rather disturbing that Stumble would recommend it to me. While the logic and argument makes sense in using words that adequately describe the situation, it does not altogether diminish the use or efficacy of the word either as an adjective or adverb. She had very large breasts for instance cannot possibly be written she had colossal breasts. All things in context please.
Thank you so much for your hardword.
Invaluable advice. All writers should add this chart to their bag of tricks. :-)
Excellent..thank u
Very educational, especially for students who are beginning English. Thanks
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Excellent. With your this published details i feel myself more fluent in english words
Thank you for your very informative and wery well redacted article. I was very surprised by reading the very first paragraph and noticed you weren't actually using the word "very" which was very good because Mark Twain and Florence King were very precise by saying what they said. This article (which is very informative) has helped me a LOT to replace the word very, so my writing will be richer, in fact I think that it will very rich from now on. Again many thanks and hope you are doing very well.
I will DEFINITELY use this chart.........this is "VERY" superb....!!!!
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What a resourceful post?! There are so many words we end up using more out of habit and that doesn't really help when you want to write something crisp. Thanks for sharing.
Verily I say unto you, don't use the "v" word (and we don't mean you-know-what is the full word)
So interesting! Much to think about, and try out!
Very interesting.
May I get this in a poster?
This is valuable... er, sorry... precious! Thanks!
Indian style: Thank you very very much :)
superb article
i like these womans
very creative... Would never of thought of it
Thank you👍
Love the word vivacious! This chart would be super interesting to use while writing:).
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Those are good words Amanda. I wish there was option to copy those word to use.
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This is excellent. Thank you
I'm interested indeed about this program of yours and I would lid to updated as well as often as you'll be adding more lessons.
what about "bloody"? It is bloody good! Hahahahaa!
Very, very, very clever article, or should I say "Brilliant!" As a 2nd grade teacher I receive many "Very" papers in order to fill up the pages of otherwise 1/2 page papers. Now I know what my next lesson plan will cover, thank you!
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This is damn useful.
Best instruction.
I'm so guilty of this. The chart is excellent!
I disagree with this. The whole thing. Very ugly and hideous are different. If you choose to say something is ugly it is ugly, there are four letters and has a hard g, which sounds ugly. If you say something is hideous it isn't the same as very ugly so you're not writing the original thought you had. This is an exercise in using a thesaurus to write instead of how you think about words.
Nice work, thanks )
Wow! I'm gonna tell my english teaher. I, who am from Denmark, found it 'very' usefull.
Thats come get tips. thanks
wow!! it's indeed a an helpful article....Thanks for sharing :)
I love this! Me and my friend Abby have been making new creative sentences with these amazing words!!!! THIS IS DEFINATLY A INSPERATION #livelife #amazing #hashtag
I saved that table for later use and review. It will help me improve my writing.
Not very useful, implementaful.
I just learned something new today. Thank you.
Very Nice
I see that I'm in the minority here as to the usefulness of this chart. Mark Twain said it best, “Don't use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.”
Excellent! Now how about words instead of "nice"??
This is great - reminds me of Strunk & White's "Elements of Style". It also reminds me that people saying "very unique" is a pet peeve of mine :)
You´re right... we do use a lot the word very... not good for writting professionaly. Thanks for the advice.
Great blog,something to learn.I will follow your blog long time from now on.
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I agree "very" should be avoided, but worse are "rather" and "somewhat" and similar mealy adverbs. Also, what is wrong with just not using "very?" Why do we have to find a substitute? "Neat" is enough, "immaculate" is too much. The problem with "very" is its breathlessness. Replacing it with another breathlessness is just as bad.
Nice Article..,
Loved this. Also how about synonyms for those two hideous over-used words "awesome" and "amazing."
nice post.. great.
that's ""very" :p cool
This made me laugh out loud!so many varied reactions to the written word! Loved it for the power to bring out so much and so deeply .
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Some are just terrifying, still using the same word the word they were advised not to avoid. lol :)
Good Keep it up Dear
Thanks for making this "very ____" synonyms chart! I totally needed this! :) Found this through StumbledUpon.
this is very useful, very informative and this has very good information..
I'm sorry to be a kill-joy but your advice for many of the words in the table above gives me another 'very' good reason not to subscribe to a paid writing course. Many of your examples are not truly synonymous. 'Very cold', for instance, is most definitely not the same as 'freezing'. Further, some words - like 'poor' for example - have more than one meaning. What a great disappointment; indeed, a 'very big' let-down.
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Nice contribution.
I use some of those words often. While we are at it, I am not as annoyed when people use "very". I am more annoyed when I hear people say "super". I hate that people say it in every sentence. "Oh, it's super good". What does that mean? "Oh, that's super awesome." It's such a lazy American English sentence. Also, count how many times you hear "like" when people are talking. It's redundant and again it's a meaningless filler. "Oh I'm like super excited about that movie coming out tomorrow. It's going to the super coolest movie, like for all times. I will probably like going to see it with Jamie, Jason and Dwayne. You know that super cool dude? He's like a total heart throb and I'm like super frozen whenever I see him." One more, what does it mean when people say "I personally think, as an individual...", or "My personal opinion is..." What are you talking about?? You've just said, me, myself and I. It does not emphasize the point you are making. It's clumsy and an utterly waste of space and time.
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This is extremely helpful, considering reports and papers that has to be written. Saved this table and will definitely go over it later when i have a better chance!! :-)
thanks :) you helped me very well
Hi, I like see you have post different from "very" . To change a word it immaculate. -neat. I like that. Smile I need use it . Thank.
Great piece of work
Very helpful! =)
Indeed, English is not French. Cannot argue with M.T.
This is very educative. We need to see more of this
Way that
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it`s very helpful
Thank you for putting in the work to compile this chart. I will be sharing, bookmarking and implementing this immediately!
love this ! "Very" is over used these day.
Very Nice..
Very Nice..
This is fine, unless you want to write like people talk, in which case the word should not be avoided. How many times a day do you hear someone say 'squalid?'
Great resource for all writer! Thanks for putting it together. :-)
love this very much. Useful especially like me to understand english.
Thanks a lot. It is so useful for every learner.
Guilty as (self) charged! Thank you for the including the reference table. I've been working on my long-time overuse of this word for the past year and definitely making some progress. New ideas and tools such as this article and table have been a tremendous help in continuing to improve. Thank you!
thanks for above info
nice knowledge!
no, no, and no. the substitute word in many instances cannot replace the original, for instance silent cannot replace quiet. One is total the other is conditional.
nice post !!!! very thanks but already i am using some of these ..:-)
A (very) useful article and have talked about it on my blog.
very nice
Agreed. The word is a crutch. Thank you for pointing this out. It gets used to the point where people don't realize how much they use it.
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I never realized how much that word gets used. Immense gratitude for pointing it out!!
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enjoyed reading
enjoyable reading and informative
Very nice presentation
Great way to be interesting
What an interesting article. I love this handy chart and will try to utilize it in my writing!
Really you are great to help other in correct use of words in English. I appreciate you, like you.
Interesting. Brilliant sharing
"it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen". In modern usage that is precisely how the word is used. "Very tired" is not only less tired than "exhausted", it has a different quality, and it is more tired that tired. They are not synonymous. No word should be overused - especially the breathlessly superlative alternatives that you offer. Michael Allen
What is so wrong with the word very.
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... then why do the words in the right hand column sound better when preceded by the word 'very'?
Because I have used that word so much, it will be a struggle to stop. However, because of the way it was characterized (as lazy), I will try and remember to eliminate the useless word from my vocabulary!
BWAHAhahaaaa! Dammit!.... (I was typing and about to use the phrase "very much" and vaguely remembered this "45 ways to avoid 'very' " meme; Googled it and found my phrase wasn't covered... )
I liked this VERY much!!
Thank you
Thank you
The overuse of the word very is not the problem, for it reflects the lack of word skills beyond the level of a 5 year old. Simple words for simple people. Does the very idea of using very in a sentence in order to describe a simple word; very disturbing to the average reader. Very perplexing. Why? I find the overuse of very, very invigorating to say the least; which is the least I can say on the matter of the over abundant use of very. Varying degrees of saturation can be accomplished by place very in various points in a paragraph throughout various sentences. Vicarious! I have very on my mind. I have very on my mind.
I am passing this useful article on to my teenage daughter who is attending high school next year. I am sure she will find it EXTREMELY useful. :)
The Sphinx character in Mystery Men wasn't just mysterious; he was terribly mysterious...
Nice lists. Thank you learned new things
I mean wow.. It was simply nice.
The last quote (the "woo women" quote) I distinctly recall being said by John Keating (as played by Robin Williams) in Dead Poets Society. Was the character himself quoting Kleinbaum?
I am also bored with the word 'wonderful'. Any writer who is awake can find a better way of describing a person, a place, or a thing. Nice observation, and thanks.
Now, if I can get all those on the inside of my cuff, or taped to my forearm like our football quarterbacks, e-very-thing will be TERRIFIC!!!! On the other hand, I believe Mark Twain said, "I like my words short and simple." It's how one puts 'em together that separates use of language from the truly memorable.
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Thank you learned new things
Thank you learned new things
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Thanks a lot!
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Thanks :)
The only problem I have with this list is that some of the substitutions lack the nuance of the first word. For example, immaculate is far past "very neat," on the cleany-bug scale in my opinion.
Very nice!
So when particularly can one use "very"? Has it ceased to be an English word?
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Never thought about this. Sensible. Thanks.
Again thank you.
Wow!!! This is great! I have always wanted to write but have hesitated because I don't know a lot of the rules and do's and don'ts to go ahead and take a chance.
Vert good
Very good
This attack on "very" was entertaining and useful. Now somebody ought to take on the modern-day fad words "icon" and "iconic." which have been horribly, mindlessly overused over the last 20 years (search "icon" in Google Ngram viewer and you'll see this).
very good.thanks for info
wow it was something new. I maintain blogs and don't know how many times i did this mistake of using VERY. Thanks for this. Its not everyday that I found something totally new. Kudos.
Very Nice Education . Like it
Helpful, thank you!
Thank You :)
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This is a VERY BRILLIANT idea! Thank you for sharing.
Amanda, Thank you for this post. I constantly try to improve my writing skills as there really is no excuse for not finding the time to do so. Doing the same thing over and over again has the same result so I want my blog to be better, and more than telling a story, it is also about learning the words I could use. Being from a non-native English speaking country, that fact does not stop me from becoming better.
Thanks, very nice article
much useful! merci bp!
that was a great read! Hadn't thought about that before.... but i LOVE the substitutions!
What a great reminder! I am deeply appreciative of writers who keep the word "very" to a minimum.
Superb and Sagacious, from now on,I will try to replace the commonly used words into these incredible words that really should be used more often
Thank you for your very informative article.
This post always comes handy to me... I love this post of yours Amanda :)
Thank you, Ruby.
Awesome - thanks for sharing
Neat and to the point!
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I love this!
I was tempted to use the word very in my comment, but that would be very silly indeed...I appreciated the article and found it to be (not very useful) but exceptionally useful
oo, its very useful. Thanks, a great table!
all i can say is....AMAZING!
Awesome post. This is the post searing for 2 hours.
Rather interesting topic you've introduced us to. Personally, I am using this tool http://www.paraphrasegenerator.com when I need to rephrase something or I want to look for a new word to replace. But I think the word very is still needed in English. You know, nowadays most of people don't use words like exquisite or perilous, but use very+ adjective instead. But if we are talking about writing something, yes, it will be superb. See? I am already using your advice =)
Amanda u luk extremely butiful..'He' has created you in His leisure..
This article was very neat... I mean, immaculate.
It helped so much!!! Thanks!!
The N.H. Kleinbaum quote is somewhat mis-attributed. It was from the film "Dead Poets Society (1989)" written by Tom Schulman (and I am pretty sure he kept them in his script to his off-Broadway play (2016)). Kleinbaum wrote the novelization of the film in 1989, but those words were first in the film script.
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