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Speech quotes by Mitchell Ivers
#1. We all know what good writing is: It's the novel we can't put down, the poem we never forget, the speech that changes the way we look at the world. It's the article that tells us when, where, and how, the essay that clarifies what was hazy before. Good writing is the memo that gets action, the letter that says what a phone call can't. It's the movie that makes us cry, the TV show that makes us laugh, the lyrics to the song we can't stop singing, the advertisement that makes us buy. Good writing can take form in prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction. It can be formal or informal, literary or colloquial. The rules and tools for achieving each are different, but one difficult-to-define quality runs through them all: style. "Effectiveness of assertion" was George Bernard Shaw's definition of style. "Proper words in proper places" was Jonathan Swift's. You #Quote by Mitchell Ivers
Speech quotes by International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights
#2. Article 19

1. Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference.

2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.

3. The exercise of the rights provided for in paragraph 2 of this article carries with it special duties and responsibilities. It may therefore be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary:

(a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others;

(b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals. #Quote by International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights
Speech quotes by Phillips Brooks
#3. It never frightened a Puritan when you bade him stand still and listen to the speech of God. His closet and his church were full of the reverberations of the awful, gracious, beautiful voice for which he listened. #Quote by Phillips Brooks
Speech quotes by Phil Collins
#4. Before you write - remember that every speech has something of 'you' in the writing. Don't take that away when you write. Be yourself. Be comfortable in your own skin. #Quote by Phil Collins
Speech quotes by David Letterman
#5. I vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it. #Quote by David Letterman
Speech quotes by Alison Lurie
#6. Fashion is free speech, and one of the privileges, if not always one of the pleasures, of a free world #Quote by Alison Lurie
Speech quotes by Terry Pratchett
#7. Falling down a flight of steps with a dagger in your back is a disease caused by unwise opening of the mouth. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Speech quotes by Gwen Ifill
#8. I actually think agendas are more often found in State of the Union speeches than in inaugural speeches. #Quote by Gwen Ifill
Speech quotes by Mark Foley
#9. We're taught as young kids Acknowledge your mistakes, admit your lies, ... It's cathartic. That's what I think the speech did. He didn't just try to blame someone else. #Quote by Mark Foley
Speech quotes by Roger Scruton
#10. Free speech is not the cause of the tensions that are growing around us, but the only possible solution to them. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Speech quotes by Donna Shalala
#11. You can't have a university without having free speech, even though at times it makes us terribly uncomfortable. If students are not going to hear controversial ideas on college campuses, they're not going to hear them in America. I believe it's part of their education. #Quote by Donna Shalala
Speech quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#12. Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts. #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Speech quotes by Samuel Johnson
#13. When a language begins to teem with books, it is tending to refinement; as those who undertake to teach others must have undergone some labour in improving themselves, they set a proportionate value on their own thoughts, and wish to enforce them by efficacious expressions; speech becomes embodied and permanent; different modes and phrases are compared, and the best obtains an establishment. By degrees one age improves upon another. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Speech quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#14. Together with an elderly artist (I regret that I don't remember his name) he occupied a separate room in the barracks. And there Yuri painted for nothing schmaltzy pictures such as Nero's Feast and the Chorus of Elves and the like for the German officers on the commandant's staff. In return, he was given food. The slops for which the POW officers stood in line with their mess tins from 6 a.m. on, while the Ordners beat them with sticks and the cooks with ladles, were not enough to sustain life. At evening, Yuri could see from the windows of their room the one and only picture for which his artistic talent had been given him: the evening mist hovering above a swampy meadow encircled by barbed wire; a multitude of bonfires; and, around the bonfires, beings who had once been Russian officers but had now become beastlike creatures who gnawed the bones of dead horses, who baked patties from potato rinds, who smoked manure and were all swarming with lice. Not all those two-legged creatures had died as yet. Not all of them had yet lost the capacity for intelligible speech, and one could see in the crimson reflections of the bonfires how a belated understanding was dawning on those faces which were descending to the Neanderthal. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Speech quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#15. Questioning our government's actions does not violate the principles of liberty, equality, and freedom of speech; it exercises them, and by exercise we grow stronger. I have read enough of Thomas Jefferson to feel sure #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Speech quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#16. Indeed, it is a sign of marked political weakness in any
commonwealth if the people tend to be carried away by mere oratory, if they
tend to value words in and for themselves, as divorced from the deeds for which
they are supposed to stand. The phrase-maker, the phrase-monger, the ready
talker, however great his power, whose speech does not make for courage,
sobriety, and right understanding, is simply a noxious element in the body
politic, and it speaks ill for the public if he has influence over them. To admire
the gift of oratory without regard to the moral quality behind the gift is to do
wrong to the republic. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Speech quotes by Neil Gaiman
#17. That's the miracle of America. Freedom to believe means the freedom to believe the wrong thing, after all. Just as freedom of speech gives you the right to stay silent." The #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Speech quotes by Karen Russell
#18. I don't even want to try to understand it, and so begin to mistake it for something else after that, paling shadows of this original feeling, something inaudibly delicate that would not survive the passage into speech. #Quote by Karen Russell
Speech quotes by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
#19. You are solidified silence, awareness. A thousand hours of speech cannot equal one glance: a hundred glances cannot equal a minute of silence #Quote by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Speech quotes by Ingeborg Bachmann
#20. Never was there so much magic over things as when you spoke, and never were words so powerful. You could make speech flare up, become muddled or mighty. You did everything with words and sentences, came to an understanding with them or transmuted them, gave things a new name; and objects which understand neither the straight nor the crooked words, almost took their being from your words.

Oh, nobody was ever able to play so well, you monsters! You invented all games, number games and word games, dream games and love games.

Never did anyone speak of himself like that. Almost truthfully. Almost murderously truthfully. Bent over the water, almost abandoned. The world is already dark and I cannot put on the necklace of shells. There will be no clearing. You different from all the others. I am under water. Am under water.

And now someone is walking up above and hates water and hates green and does not understand, will never understand. As I have never understood.

Almost mute,
almost still
hearing
the call.

Come. Just once.
Come. #Quote by Ingeborg Bachmann
Speech quotes by Steve Hagen
#21. We can easily see what actions and speech will lead us and others into hatred, confusion, difficulty, and suffering. And we can see what words and actions will not. ... Is our intention to hoodwink, mislead, inflate, or deceive others ... ? #Quote by Steve Hagen
Speech quotes by Ruth Cowen
#22. As Elizabeth herself pointed out in a speech during her annus horribilis, perhaps the gap between an elected and unelected head is not so wide after all. Ultimately, both rely on the good opinion of the people. #Quote by Ruth Cowen
Speech quotes by Rutger Bregman
#23. Whether it's the growth of the economy, audience shares, publications – slowly but surely, quality is being replaced by quantity. ... And driving it all is a force sometimes called "liberalism," an ideology that has been all but hollowed out. ... Freedom may be our highest ideal, but ours has become an empty freedom. Our fear of moralizing in any form has made morality a taboo in the public debate. The public arena should be "neutral," after all – yet never before has it been so paternalistic. On every street corner we're baited to booze, binge, borrow, buy, toil, stress, and swindle. Whatever we may tell ourselves about freedom of speech, our values are suspiciously close to those touted by precisely the companies that can pay for prime-time advertising. #Quote by Rutger Bregman
Speech quotes by Leonard Cohen
#24. Seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor themselves against wonder. #Quote by Leonard Cohen
Speech quotes by Tim Walberg
#25. Do we really want the FCC to conduct investigations and issue warnings to radio talk show hosts nationwide who simply discuss the important issues of our time? The Constitution says 'freedom of speech,' not 'freedom of government-approved fair speech in rationed amounts.' #Quote by Tim Walberg
Speech quotes by Norman Vincent Peale
#26. Sudden I stopped. I was out of breath. I asked myself, "What is this all about? What is the meaning of this ceaseless rush? This is ridiculous!" Then I declared independence, and said, "I do not care if I go to dinner. I do not care whether I make a talk. I do not have to go to this dinner and I do not have to make a speech." So deliberately and slowly I walked back to my room and took my time about unlocking the door. I telephoned the man downstairs and said, "If you want to eat, go ahead. If you want to save a place for me, I will be down after a while, but I am not going to rush any more." So I removed my coat, sat down, took off my shoes, put my feet up on the table, and just sat. Then I opened the Bible and very slowly read aloud the 121st Psalm, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help." I closed the book and had a little talk with myself, saying, "Come on now, start living a slower and more relaxed life," and then I affirmed, "God is here and His #Quote by Norman Vincent Peale
Speech quotes by Francesca Zappia
#27. Leave him alone." I've spun and headed toward them before I can stop myself. My voice comes up from some black reserve of courage inside me, a place usually saved for speech class, or going to the dentist on my own. My face crumples in on itself; my legs shake. My heart beats like I just sprinted a mile.

Travis and Deshawn both turn to me and smile - well, Deshawn doesn't really smile, and all of Travis's smiles look like leers. God, I remember when those smiles used to be nice. Wallace stares at me, expression unreadable. Does he realize how futile this is? Maybe I can at least give him a few seconds to run. The only thing I can't do is stand idly by while a fan - if not a fan of Monstrous Sea, then definitely a fan of something - gets ridiculed for what he likes. LadyConstellation wouldn't stand for that, and for this exact moment now, neither do I. #Quote by Francesca Zappia
Speech quotes by Burhan Al-Din Al-Zarnuji
#28. Speech is like an arrow; it is necessary to aim it by way of reflection before uttering anything. #Quote by Burhan Al-Din Al-Zarnuji
Speech quotes by Alan Dershowitz
#29. Our First Amendment expresses a far different calculus for regulating speech than for regulating nonexpressive conduct and that is as it should be. The right to swing your fist should end at the tip of my nose, but your right to express your ideas should not necessarily end at the lobes of my ears. #Quote by Alan Dershowitz
Speech quotes by Virginia Woolf
#30. If people are highly successful in their profession they lose their senses. Sight goes. They have no time to look at pictures. Sound goes. They have no time to listen to music. Speech goes. They have no time for conversation. They lose their sense of proportion. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Speech quotes by Herbert Hoover
#31. The durability of free speech and free press rests on the simple concept that it search for the truth and tell the truth. #Quote by Herbert Hoover
Speech quotes by Ronald Carter
#32. THE METAPHYSICAL POETS

Had we but world enough, and time,
This coyness, lady, were no crime

(Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress)

While theatre was the most public literary form of the period, poetry tended to be more personal, more private. Indeed, it was often published for only a limited circle of readers. This was true of Shakespeare's sonnets, as we have seen, and even more so for the Metaphysical poets, whose works were published mostly after their deaths. John Donne and George Herbert are the most significant of these poets.
The term 'Metaphysical' was used to describe their work by the eighteenth-century critic, Samuel Johnson. He intended the adjective to be pejorative. He attacked the poets' lack of feeling, their learning, and the surprising range of images and comparisons they used. Donne and Herbert were certainly very innovative poets, but the term 'Metaphysical' is only a label, which is now used to describe the modern impact of their writing. After three centuries of neglect and disdain, the Metaphysical poets have come to be very highly regarded and have been influential in recent British poetry and criticism. They used contemporary scientific discoveries and theories, the topical debates on humanism, faith, and eternity, colloquial speech-based rhythms, and innovative verse forms, to examine the relationship between the individual, his God, and the universe. Their 'conceits', metaphors and images, paradoxes and inte #Quote by Ronald Carter
Speech quotes by Alfred Jarry
#33. That's a beautiful speech, but nobody's listening. Let's go. #Quote by Alfred Jarry
Speech quotes by Lord Byron
#34. The poetry of speech. #Quote by Lord Byron
Speech quotes by Henry Miller
#35. Talk is only a pretext for other, subtler forms of communication. When the latter are inoperative speech becomes dead. If two people are intent upon communicating with one another it doesn't matter in the least how bewildering the talk becomes. People who insist upon clarity and logic often fail in making themselves understood. They are always-searching for a more perfect transmitter, deluded by the supposition that the mind is the only instrument for the exchange of thought. When one really begin to talk one delivers himself. Words are thrown about recklessly, not counted like pennies. One doesn't care about grammatical or factual errors, contradictions, lies and so on. One talks. If you are talking to some one who knows how to listen he understands perfectly, even though the words make no sense. When this kind of talk gets under way a marriage takes place, no matter whether you are talking to a man or a woman. Men talking with other men have as much need of this sort of marriage as women talking with women have. Married couples seldom enjoy this kind of talk, for reasons which are only too obvious. #Quote by Henry Miller
Speech quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#36. Your speech tells me what you are, but your deeds tell me who you are. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Speech quotes by Adam Sandler
#37. I wasn't a kid growing up thinking, 'One day I'll get an Oscar and make a speech.' That wasn't on my mind. #Quote by Adam Sandler
Speech quotes by George Orwell
#38. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. #Quote by George Orwell
Speech quotes by Hank Bracker
#39. January 8, 1959; Castro enters Havana
On January 8, 1959, Fidel made his grand entrance into Havana. With his son Fidelito at his side, he rode on top of a Sherman tank to Camp Columbia, where he gave the first of his long, rambling, difficult-to-endure speeches. It was broadcast on radio and television for the entire world to witness. For the Cubans it was what they had waited for! During the speech, smiling Castro asked Camilo Cienfuegos, "How am I doing?" and the catch phrase "Voy bien, Camilo" was born. #Quote by Hank Bracker
Speech quotes by Noah Levine
#40. A good basic guideline for our speech (in relation to Ethical Conduct) is to reflect whether what we are saying is both true and useful. There may be times when we are honest in what we say, but our words are too brutal or harsh. And there may be other times when we are deliberately being kind with the words we choose, but what we are saying is not totally true. #Quote by Noah Levine
Speech quotes by Edward Snowden
#41. Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say. #Quote by Edward Snowden
Speech quotes by C.S. Lewis
#42. Lightly men talk of saying what they mean. Often when he was teaching me to write in Greek the Fox would say, "Child, to say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than what you really mean; that's the whole art and joy of words." A glib saying. When the time comes to you at which you will be forced at last to utter the speech which has lain at the centre of your soul for years, which you have, all that time, idiot-like, been saying over and over, you'll not talk about joy of words. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Speech quotes by Bess Streeter Aldrich
#43. Katherine it was who took upon herself the complete charge of [Junior's] speech. Not an insignificant "have went" nor an infinitesimal "I seen" ever escaped the keen ears of his eldest sister, who immediately corrected him. Mother sometimes thought Katherine a little severe when, in the interest of proper speaking, she would stop him in the midst of an exciting account of a home-run. There were times, thought Mother, when the spirit of the thing was so much more important than the flesh in which it was clothed. #Quote by Bess Streeter Aldrich
Speech quotes by Pete Morin
#44. Remember, we all make our work available in a commercial transaction, the terms of which we, ourselves, dictate. If we give it away for free, that's our decision, and there is no refuge in the lame defense, "what do you want for nothing?" The buyer does not waive his right to express his opinion."
[Thick Skin and Bad Reviews, Blog post, June 26, 2013] #Quote by Pete Morin
Speech quotes by Tiffany Reisz
#45. You're not answering my question. It's getting irritating."
"Okay, serious answer. Ready? Here we go." Nora took a deep breath. She didn't want to talk about this stuff with Marie-Laure, but as long as she stayed interesting, as long as she stayed entertaining, she stayed alive. "I get off on submitting to Søren. I don't know how or why. I can't explain any more than you can explain why you like Irish breakfast tea instead of English breakfast or whatever you're drinking. It's a personal taste. I liked it. He's the most beautiful man on earth, he's got an inner drive and power that I'm drawn to, he can scare the shit out of someone with a glance, he can put someone on their knees with a word, he can see into your soul if you make the mistake of looking into his eyes. And it is a mistake because you will never want to look away again no matter how bare and naked he lays your most private self. I knelt at his feet because I felt like that's where I belonged. And no, not because I was so unworthy of him, but because he was so utterly worthy of my devotion."
A noble speech and a true one, Nora decided as her words settled into the room. True, yes, but not the whole truth. Might as well spill it all.
"Oh," she added a moment later. "And me submitting to pain gets him rock hard and the man fucks like a freight train when in the right mood. Not that you would know anything about that. #Quote by Tiffany Reisz
Speech quotes by Steven Pinker
#46. We hear speech as a string of separate words, but unlike the tree falling in the forest with no one to hear it, a word boundary with no one to hear it has no sound. In the speech sound wave, one word runs into the next seamlessly; there are no little silences between spoken words the way there are white spaces between written words. We simply hallucinate word boundaries when we reach the edge of a stretch of sound that matches some entry in our mental dictionary. This becomes apparent when we listen to speech in a foreign language: it is impossible to tell where one word ends the next begins. The seamlessness of speech is also apparent in 'oro­nyms', strings of sound that can be carved into words in two different ways: The good can decay many ways / The good candy came anyways. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Speech quotes by John Ashbery
#47. I lost my ridiculous accent without acquiring another #Quote by John Ashbery
Speech quotes by Edward Leigh
#48. It's no surprise to say I oppose the ban [of Donald Trump].If we only allow free speech for those we already agree with, is that free speech at all? #Quote by Edward Leigh
Speech quotes by Guy Debord
#49. An organization must always remember that its objective is not getting
people to listen to speeches by experts, but getting them to speak for
themselves. #Quote by Guy Debord
Speech quotes by Steven Pinker
#50. It's likely that taboo words are stored in the right hemisphere of the brain. Massive left hemisphere strokes or the entire surgical removal of the left hemisphere can leave people with no articulate speech other than the ability to swear, spout cliches and song lyrics. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Speech quotes by Tony Benn
#51. I'd rather die on my feet making a speech than die of Alzheimer's - and that's what I'm planning to do. #Quote by Tony Benn
Speech quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#52. Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer's avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Speech quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#53. Every word comes from the heart. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Speech quotes by Kenn Kaufman
#54. It is now late August 2005. He has interrupted work on his ninth book to go to Sweden with his beautiful fiancee, Kimberly, and right now he is standing with his Swedish translator, getting ready to deliver a rousing bilingual speech to a crowd of hundreds at a grandstand next to the Baltic Sea. How far will this ride take him? If he had just checked off his bird list and gone home, the ride would have ended long ago. That's the main thing I've learned from the young man I once was and from his still-continuing adventures. Yes, it's good to go on a quest, but it's better to go with an open mind. The most significant we find may not be the thing we were seeking. That is what redeems the crazy ambivalence of birding, As trivial as our listing pursuit may be, it gets us out there in the real world, paying attention, hopeful and awake. Any day could be a special day, and probably will be, if we just go out to look. #Quote by Kenn Kaufman
Speech quotes by Rachel Maddow
#55. Carter's renowned 1979 "malaise speech" [ ... ] is little remembered for what it actually was: a call to arms for fixing our nation's dire energy future. "Beginning this moment, this nation will never use more foreign oil than we did in 1977
never" [ ... ] Carter was going to use all the weapons at his disposal: import quotas, public investment in coal, solar power, and alternative fuel, and [ ... ] "a bold conservation program" where "every act of energy conservation ... is more than just common sense; I tell you it is an act of patriotism. #Quote by Rachel Maddow
Speech quotes by Mary Gaitskill
#56. If anything is scary about my writing, it's that it's the product of a very particular vision and doesn't reference common speech that heavily. By 'common speech,' I don't mean language as much as an agreed-on way of seeing, or a shorthand. #Quote by Mary Gaitskill
Speech quotes by Oliver Sacks
#57. In this, then, lies their power of understanding
understanding, without words, what is authentic or inauthentic. Thus it was the grimaces, the histrionisms, the false gestures and, above all, the false tones and cadences of the voice, which rang false for those wordless but immensely sensitive patients. It was to these (for them) most glaring, even grotesque, incongruities and improprieties that my aphasic patients responded, undeceived and undeceivable by words.
This is why they laughed at the President's speech. #Quote by Oliver Sacks
Speech quotes by Hubert H. Humphrey
#58. I've never thought my speeches were too long; I've rather enjoyed them. #Quote by Hubert H. Humphrey
Speech quotes by Jack Canfield
#59. Delivering a speech or presentation is like cooking a meal; as long as the chef is good the cuisine doesn't matter. #Quote by Jack Canfield
Speech quotes by Seneca.
#60. As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. #Quote by Seneca.
Speech quotes by Isaac Asimov
#61. After all, all devices have their dangers. The discovery of speech introduced communication - and lies. The discovery of fire introduced cooking - and arson. The discovery of the compass improved navigation - and destroyed civilizations in Mexico and Peru. The automobile is marvelously useful - and kills Americans by the tens of thousands each year. Medical advances have saved lives by the millions - and intensified the population explosion. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Speech quotes by Cory Doctorow
#62. If you love freedom, if you think the human condition is dignified by privacy, by the right to be left alone, by the right to explore your weird ideas provided you don't hurt others, then you have common cause with the kids whose web-browsers and cell phones are being used to lock them up and follow them around.
If you believe that the answer to bad speech is more speech - not censorship - then you have a dog in the fight.
If you believe in a society of laws, a land where our rulers have to tell us the rules, and have to follow them too, then you're part of the same struggle that kids fight when they argue for the right to live under the same Bill of Rights that adults have. #Quote by Cory Doctorow
Speech quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#63. I know now that all people hunger for a noble, unsullied past, that as sure as the black nationalist dreams of a sublime Africa before the white man's corruption, so did Thomas Jefferson dream of an idyllic Britain before the Normans, so do all of us dream of some other time when things were so simple. I know now that that hunger is a retreat from the knotty present into myth and that what ultimately awaits those who retreat into fairy tales, who seek refuge in the mad pursuit to be made great again, in the image of greatness that never was, is tragedy. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Speech quotes by Matthew Simpson
#64. Nor was it only from the millions of slaves that chains had been removed; the whole nation had been in bondage; free speech had been suppressed. #Quote by Matthew Simpson
Speech quotes by Bruce Watson
#65. The volunteers merely dropped in for a summer, then went home to question America. Some would spearhead the events that defined the 1960s - the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, the antiwar movement, the women's movement. Others, spreading ideals absorbed in Mississippi, would be forever skeptical of authority, forever democrats with a small d, and forever touched by this single season of their youth. But first, they had to survive Freedom Summer. #Quote by Bruce Watson
Speech quotes by Anthony Powell
#66. He gave me a look of great contempt; as I supposed, for venturing, even by implication, to draw a parallel between a lack of affluence that might, literally, affect my purchase of rare vintages, and a figure of speech intended delicately to convey his own dire want for the bare necessities of life. He remained silent for several seconds, as if trying to make up his mind whether he could ever bring himself to speak to me again; and then said gruffly: 'I've got to go now. #Quote by Anthony Powell
Speech quotes by Martin Zweig
#67. To me, the "tape" is the final arbiter of any investment decision. I have a cardinal rule: Never fight the tape! #Quote by Martin Zweig
Speech quotes by Gerard B. Wegemer
#68. The issue regarding the soul's relation to the state is posed with great force by Plato but also by More, not only in his fictional Utopia but also in later life when the issue would arise in a dramatically personal way because he found that neither laws nor rhetorical speech could save him from execution for a silence that he insisted was required by his soul.6 #Quote by Gerard B. Wegemer
Speech quotes by Garry Kasparov
#69. In a 1959 speech in Indianapolis, John F. Kennedy famously observed that the Chinese word for 'crisis' is composed of two characters, one meaning danger and the other meaning opportunity. It turns out that this is not literally true. #Quote by Garry Kasparov
Speech quotes by Jill McCorkle
#70. By limiting or denying freedom of speech and expression, we take away a lot of potential. We take away thoughts and ideas before they even have the opportunity to hatch. We build a world around negatives - you can't say, think, or do this or that. #Quote by Jill McCorkle
Speech quotes by Seth Shostak
#71. It seems obvious that if a species has the brainpower for speech, along with the sort of appendages that can manipulate a pair of pliers, it will eventually blunder into science, technology, and radio. #Quote by Seth Shostak
Speech quotes by Alan W. Watts
#72. The sensation of "I" as a lonely and isolated center of being is so powerful and commonsensical, and so fundamental to our modes of speech and thought, to our laws and social institutions, that we cannot experience selfhood except as something superficial in the scheme of the universe. I seem to be a brief light that flashes but once in all the aeons of time - a rare, complicated, and all-too-delicate organism on the fringe of biological evolution, where the wave of life bursts into individual, sparkling, and multicolored drops that gleam for a moment only to vanish forever. Under such conditioning it seems impossible and even absurd to realize that myself does not reside in the drop alone, but in the whole surge of energy which ranges from the galaxies to the nuclear fields in my body. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Speech quotes by Lauren Blakely
#73. You just say it. That's how you say something that's hard. You put one foot in front of the other. You take it step by step. You say the words. There is no magic formula. There is no secret sauce. But there are words, she says emphatically, as if she's delivering an impassioned speech. #Quote by Lauren Blakely
Speech quotes by Bobby Jindal
#74. I'm so tired of the left trying to divide us by race. One of the things I said today in my speech, we're not Indian-Americans, African-Americans, Irish-Americans, rich Americans, poor Americans. We're all Americans. #Quote by Bobby Jindal
Speech quotes by Earl Weaver
#75. I don't think, in all the years I managed them, I ever spoke more than thirty words to Frank and Brooks Robinson. #Quote by Earl Weaver
Speech quotes by Brian Eno
#76. I've discovered this new electronic technique that creates new speech out of stuff that's already there. #Quote by Brian Eno
Speech quotes by Joseph Conrad
#77. The blight of futility that lies in wait for men's speeches had fallen upon our conversation and made it a thing of empty sounds. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Speech quotes by Lynne Truss
#78. Inverted commas (or speech marks, or quotes) are sometimes used by fastidious writers as a kind of linguistic rubber glove, distancing them from vulgar words or clichés they are too refined to use in the normal way. This 'N' character in Iris Murdoch's novel evidently can't bring himself to say 'keep in touch' without sealing it hygienically within inverted commas, and doubtless additionally indicating his irony with two pairs of curled fingers held up at either side of his face. #Quote by Lynne Truss
Speech quotes by Steven Pinker
#79. In the speech sound wave, one word runs into the next seamlessly; there are no little silences between spoken words the way there are white spaces between written words. We simply hallucinate word boundaries when we reach the end of a stretch of sound that matches some entry in our mental dictionary. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Speech quotes by Jarod Kintz
#80. I won an Oscar. I Won it in a raffle. It's a replica, but I still gave a teary-eyed acceptance speech. I thanked your mom for being so supportive (she's got a back like a dining room table). #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Speech quotes by Winston Churchill
#81. There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Speech quotes by Billy Graham
#82. Someone has said, Prayer is the highest use to which speech can be put. #Quote by Billy Graham
Speech quotes by Vint Cerf
#83. Remember, 'governance' is a big word that includes human rights, freedom of speech, economic transactions on a worldwide basis - it touches everything. It's everywhere, and that's why Internet governance is Topic A in many corners. #Quote by Vint Cerf
Speech quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#84. For every man's nature is concealed with many folds of disguise, and covered as it were with various veils. His brows, his eyes, and very often his countenance, are deceitful, and his speech is most commonly a lie. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Speech quotes by Patrick Henry
#85. Give me liberty or give me death.
[From a speech given at Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775 to the Virginia House of Burgesses; as first published in print in 1817 in William Wirt's Life and Character of Patrick Henry.] #Quote by Patrick Henry
Speech quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#86. The mind-speech-body are effective. When will they not have effect on one? It is when one realizes one's own [True] Self. It is when one attains the awareness, 'I am indeed absolute Supreme Self (Parmatma). #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Speech quotes by H.L. Mencken
#87. There comes a day of public ceremonial, and a chance to make a speech ... A million voters with IQs below 60 have their ears glued to the radio. It takes four days' hard work to concoct a speech without a sensible word in it. Next a dam must be opened somewhere. Four dry Senators get drunk and make a painful scene. The Presidential automobile runs over a dog. It rains. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Speech quotes by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
#88. Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice. #Quote by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Speech quotes by Mark McKinnon
#89. There are three opportunities that you have during a general election campaign where you can substantially move the needle of public opinion. One, is your convention speech; two, are the base; three, is the selection of your vice president. #Quote by Mark McKinnon
Speech quotes by Kerri Maniscalco
#90. Please,'" Mephistopheles added. When Harry raised a dark brow, the ringmaster elaborated. "If you bid your assistant to do something, have the courtesy of using manners. And have a care about using 'ain't' - it's atrocious and distracts from your skill."

"I ain't worried about it," he said. "You shouldn't be, neither. Who else can do the stunts I pull off?" He exaggeratedly glanced around. "No one, that's who."

"You might yank rainbow-colored unicorns from purple clouds and I'd be distracted by your horrible grammar." Mephistopheles smiled. "If not for me, do it for the poor unicorns. Magical creatures deserve proper speech. #Quote by Kerri Maniscalco
Speech quotes by Harvey Weinstein
#91. I think we do have our true, original stories that work. I can tell you that 'The King's Speech,' which we did, became a worldwide smash because people loved the personal story. #Quote by Harvey Weinstein
Speech quotes by Afonso Van-Dunem
#92. Mr President, I have decided not to speak the entire speech which I have. #Quote by Afonso Van-Dunem
Speech quotes by Fran Lebowitz
#93. My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them. #Quote by Fran Lebowitz
Speech quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#94. This is the manner of noble souls: they do not want to have anything for nothing; least of all, life. Whoever is of the mob wants to live for nothing; we others, however, to whom life gave itself, we always think about what we might best give in return. And verily, that is a noble speech which says, "What life promises us, we ourselves want to keep to life." One shall not wish to enjoy where one does not give joy. And one shall not wish to enjoy! For enjoyment and innocence are the most bashful things: both do not want to be sought. One shall possess them – but rather seek even guilt and suffering. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Speech quotes by Ayn Rand
#95. No speech is ever considered, but only the speaker. It's so much easier to pass judgement on a man than on an idea. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Speech quotes by Herta Muller
#96. Silence is also a form of speaking. They're exactly alike. It's a basic component of language. We're always selecting what we say and what we don't. Why do we say one thing and not the other? And we do this instinctively, too, because no matter what we're talking about, there's more that doesn't get said than does. And this isn't always to hide things - it's simply part of an instinctive selection in our speech. This selection varies from one person to the next, so that no matter how many people describe the same thing, the descriptions are different, the point of view is different. And even if there is a similar viewpoint, people make different choices as to what is said or not said. This was very clear to me, coming from the village, since the people there never said more than they absolutely needed to. When I was fifteen and went to the city, I was amazed at how much people talked and how much of that talk was pointless. And how much people talked about themselves - that was totally alien to me.
For me, silence had always been another form of communication. After all, you can tell so much just by looking at a person. At home we always knew about each other even if we didn't talk about ourselves all the time. I encountered a lot of silence elsewhere as well. There was the silence that was self-imposed, because you could never say what you really thought. #Quote by Herta Muller
Speech quotes by Sara Baume
#97. But no, now I see I never meant to Ben what Ben meant to me. If there was anything I said which resonated in return, he found a better speech elsewhere. My romance went no further than his coat. #Quote by Sara Baume
Speech quotes by Gerald Celente
#98. The greatest fears that governments have are freedom of speech and exposing the corruptness, the ineptitude, and the double dealing going on that they don't want the public knowing about. #Quote by Gerald Celente
Speech quotes by Ronald P. Carver
#99. I believe that the universe was formed around 15 billion years ago and that humans have evolved from their apelike ancestors over the past few million years. I believe we are more likely to live a good life if all humans try to work together in a world community, preserving planet earth. When decisions for groups are made in this world, I believe that the democratic process should be used. To protect the individual, I believe in freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom from religion, freedom of inquiry, and a wall of separation between church and state. When making decisions about what is right or wrong, I believe I should use my intelligence to reason about the likely consequences of my actions. I believe that I should try to increase the happiness of everyone by caring for other people and finding ways to cooperate. Never should my actions discriminate against people simply because of their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or national origin. I believe that ideas about what is right and wrong will change with education, so I am prepared to continually question ideas using evidence from experience and science. I believe there is no valid evidence to support claims for the existence of supernatural entities and deities. I will use these beliefs to guide my thinking and my actions until I find good reasons for revising them or replacing them with other beliefs that are more valid. #Quote by Ronald P. Carver
Speech quotes by Walter Reuther
#100. In a recent speech Walter Reuther told of a visit to the new automatically operated Ford plant in Cleveland. Pointing to the robots, his host asked him, "How are you going to collect union dues from those guys?" The C.I.O. president … returned an equally pertinent question: "And how are you going to get them to buy cars? #Quote by Walter Reuther
Speech quotes by Norman O. Brown
#101. Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence. #Quote by Norman O. Brown
Speech quotes by Edmund Spenser
#102. When I bethinke me on that speech whyleare,
Of Mutability, and well it way:
Me seemes, that though she all vnworthy were
Of the Heav'ns Rule; yet very sooth to say,
In all things else she beares the greatest sway.
Which makes me loath this state of life so tickle,
And loue of things so vaine to cast away;
Whose flowring pride, so fading and so fickle,
Short Time shall soon cut down with his consuming sickle.

Then gin I thinke on that which Nature sayd,
Of that same time when no more Change shall be,
But steadfast rest of all things firmely stayd
Vpon the pillours of Eternity,
That is contrayr to Mutabilitie:
For, all that moueth, doth in Change delight:
But thence-forth all shall rest eternally
With Him that is the God of Sabbaoth hight:
O that great Sabbaoth God, graunt me that Sabbaoth sight. #Quote by Edmund Spenser
Speech quotes by Pope Francis
#103. I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner. #Quote by Pope Francis
Speech quotes by Alice Hamilton
#104. Every article I wrote in those days, every speech I made, is full of pleading for the recognition of lead poisoning as a real and serious medical problem. #Quote by Alice Hamilton
Speech quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#105. The most difficult thing to understand during conversation is silence. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Speech quotes by Douglas Adams
#106. His eyes passed over the solid shapes of the instruments and computers that lined the bridge. They winked away innocently at him. He stared out at the stars, but none of them said a word. #Quote by Douglas Adams
Speech quotes by Alan Lomax
#107. The dimension of cultural equity needs to be added to the humane continuum of liberty, freedom of speech and religion, and social justice. #Quote by Alan Lomax
Speech quotes by Kate Forsyth
#108. It has always seemed a cruel joke to me that the very word 'stutter' is difficult for many stutterers to pronounce. It is onomatopoeic, an imitation of the halting, repetitive sound made by people with this speech dysfunction. #Quote by Kate Forsyth
Speech quotes by Walt Whitman
#109. Whoever you are, I fear you are walking the walks of dreams,
I fear these supposed realities are to melt from under your feet and hands,
Even now your features, joys, speech, house, trade, manners, troubles, follies, costume, crimes, dissipate away from you,
Your true soul and body appear before me,
They stand forth out of affairs, out of commerce, shops, work, farms, clothes, the house, buying, selling, eating, drinking, suffering, dying."
-from "To You #Quote by Walt Whitman
Speech quotes by Noam Chomsky
#110. Evaluating countries is senseless and I would never put things in those terms, but that some of America's advances, particularly in the area of free speech, that have been achieved by centuries of popular struggle, are to be admired. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Speech quotes by Tim Robbins
#111. If you say, I'm living in America and I have freedom of speech but I choose not to use it because it's going to cost me, well, you're not living in freedom. You're not free. #Quote by Tim Robbins
Speech quotes by Ezra Klein
#112. Obamas finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They dont even really inspire. They elevate ... He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh ... Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves. #Quote by Ezra Klein
Speech quotes by Carol O'Connell
#113. In my view, madness is a place. You go. You come back. And I think we all take turns being the mental patient. Without a touch of crazy, literature can be a desolate place. In the current climate of careful speech, even fearful speech, smoke-free film scripts, thought-free songs, and child-proof locks on American minds, the oft-repeated lament of the arts is "Where have all those wonderful madmen gone?" #Quote by Carol O'Connell
Speech quotes by Mario Cuomo
#114. We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses. #Quote by Mario Cuomo
Speech quotes by Virginia Postrel
#115. The United States government approaches patient choice in medication as Singapore does free speech: its pronouncements sound reasonable and tolerant until you threaten its prerogatives. #Quote by Virginia Postrel
Speech quotes by Chaim Perelman
#116. One can indeed try to obtain a particular result either by the use of violence or by speech aimed at securing the adherence of minds. It is in terms of this alternative that the opposition between spiritual freedom and constraint is most clearly seen. The use of argumentation implies that one has renounced resorting to force alone, that value is attached to gaining the adherence of one's interlocutor by means of reasoned persuasion, and that one is not regarding him as an object, but appealing to his free judgment. Recourse to argumentation assumes the establishment of a community of minds, which, while it lasts, excludes the use of violence. #Quote by Chaim Perelman
Speech quotes by Orlando Aloysius Battista
#117. The shortest distance between two jokes makes a perfect speech. #Quote by Orlando Aloysius Battista
Speech quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#118. A leader whose speech is prepared by others is not a leader; he is just an empty and stupid bottle! Use your own ideas and your own brain; write your own speech, just like Gandhi, Churchill or Nehru! That is indeed a good ethics and a good honour! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Speech quotes by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
#119. Beautiful eyes in the face of a handsome woman are like eloquence to speech. #Quote by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Speech quotes by Bobby Fischer
#120. I grew up with the concept of freedom of speech. So I'm too old, it's too late for me to adjust to the new world, the new world order. #Quote by Bobby Fischer
Speech quotes by Aung San Suu Kyi
#121. In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.
(From a speech read on video on August 31, 1995 before the NGO Forum on Women, Beijing, China) #Quote by Aung San Suu Kyi
Speech quotes by Joe Biden
#122. I didn't make a political speech outside of my state for 20 years. And I just focused almost exclusively on my initiatives for national crime legislation, foreign policy issues ... #Quote by Joe Biden
Speech quotes by Howard Zinn
#123. When Chief Black Hawk was defeated and captured in 1832, he made a surrender speech:

I fought hard. But your guns were well aimed. The bullets flew like birds in the air, and whizzed by our ears like the wind through the trees in the winter. My warriors fell around me. . . The sun rose dim on us in the morning, and at night it sunk in a dark cloud, and looked like a ball of fire. That was the last sun that shone on Black Hawk. . . He is now a prisoner to the white men. . . He has done nothing for which an Indian ought to be ashamed. He has fought for his countrymen, the squaws and papooses, against white men, who came year after year, to cheat them and take away their lands. You know the cause of out making war. It is known to all white men. They ought to be ashamed of it. Indians are not deceitful. The white men speak bad of the Indian and look at him spitefully. But the Indian does not tell lies. Indians do not steal. #Quote by Howard Zinn
Speech quotes by Aristotle.
#124. The orator persuades by moral character when his speech is delivered in such a manner as to render him worthy of confidence; for we feel confidence in a greater degree and more readily in persons of worth in regard to everything in general, but where there is no certainty and there is room for doubt, our confidence is absolute. #Quote by Aristotle.
Speech quotes by Sophocles
#125. Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another. #Quote by Sophocles
Speech quotes by T. S. Eliot
#126. Words move, music moves Only in time; but that which is only living Can only die. Words, after speech, reach Into the silence. Only by the form, the pattern, Can words or music reach The stillness ... #Quote by T. S. Eliot
Speech quotes by Pat Paulsen
#127. They said I ignored the drug problem. Well, I gave speeches on drugs, I wrote books on drugs. I did darn near everything on drugs! #Quote by Pat Paulsen
Speech quotes by Tony Abbott
#128. You know what it's like - you see someone on the train screaming awful, racist things and think, 'How can I protect this person's right to free speech? #Quote by Tony Abbott
Speech quotes by John Steinbeck
#129. He stopped, feeling lonely in his long speech. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Speech quotes by Arthur W. Pink
#130. To turn away from the lifeless preachers and publishers of the day - may involve a real cross. Your motives will be misconstrued, your words perverted, and your actions misinterpreted. The sharp arrows of false report will be directed against you. You will be called proud and self-righteous, because you refuse to fellowship empty professors. You will be termed censorious and bitter - if you condemn in plain speech - the subtle delusions of Satan. You will be dubbed narrow-minded and uncharitable, because you refuse to join in singing the praises of the "great" and "popular" men of the day. More and more, you will be made to painfully realize - that the path which leads unto eternal life is "narrow" and that FEW there are who find it. May the Lord be pleased to grant unto each of us - the hearing ear and obedient heart! "Take heed what you hear" and read! #Quote by Arthur W. Pink
Speech quotes by Gail Carriger
#131. Professor Lyall looked modestly proud. "I am considered a bit of an expert on the procreative practices of Ovis orientalis aries."
"Sheep?"
"Sheep."
"Sheep!" Madame Lefoux's voice came over suddenly high, as though she were suppressing an inclination to giggle.
"Yes, as in baaaa." Professor Lyall frowned. Sheep were a serious business, and he failed to see the source of Madame Lefoux's amusement.
"Let me understand this correctly. You are a werewolf with a keen interest in sheep breeding?" A little bit of French accent trickled into Madame Lefoux's speech in her glee.
Professor Lyall continued bravely on, ignoring her flippancy. "I preserve the nonviable embryo in formaldehyde for future study. Lord Maccon has been drinking my samples. When confronted, he admitted to enjoying both the refreshing beverage and the 'crunchy picked snack' as well. I was not pleased. #Quote by Gail Carriger
Speech quotes by Tommy Smothers
#132. You can talk all you want about freedom of speech, but it's freedom of hearing that counts. #Quote by Tommy Smothers
Speech quotes by CeeLo Green
#133. Twitter is a form of free speech, and I'm all for that. But if Cee Lo Green, a maverick of sorts, can't get on Twitter and say something outlandish or outrageous, then what is the whole point of Twitter at all? #Quote by CeeLo Green
Speech quotes by Kenneth Patchen
#134. As We Are So Wonderfully Done with Each Other"

As we are so wonderfully done with each other
We can walk into our separate sleep
On floors of music where the milkwhite cloak of childhood lies

O my lady, my fairest dear, my sweetest, loveliest one
Your lips have splashed my dull house with the speech of flowers
My hands are hallowed where they touched over your
soft curving.

It is good to be weary from that brilliant work
It is being God to feel your breathing under me

A waterglass on the bureau fills with morning . . .
Don't let anyone in to wake us. #Quote by Kenneth Patchen
Speech quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#135. Because lascivious or venal lips had murmured the same words to him, he now had little belief in their sincerity when he heard them from Emma; they should be taken with a grain of salt, he thought, because the most exaggerated speeches usually hid the weakest feelings - as though the fullness of the soul did not sometimes overflow into the emptiest phrases, since no one can ever express the exact measure of his needs, his conceptions, or his sorrows, and human speech is like a cracked pot on which we beat out rhythms for bears to dance to when we are striving to make music that will wring tears from the stars. #Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Speech quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
#136. Impulsively, I threw up a new wall in my head. And suddenly I saw the situation for what it really was. Dante had me backed up against a tree, all right, but I did not want to make out with him.
"Demonstration finished," Dante said, his smile a bit too cocky for my liking.
"Next time choose a more appropriate demonstration," I said tensely. "Patch would kill you if he found out about this."
His smile didn't fade. "That's a figure of speech that doesn't work very well with Nephilim."
I wasn't in the mood for humor. "I know what you're doing. You're trying to set him off. This petty feud between the two of you will blow up to a whole new level if you mess with me. Patch is the last person you want to antagonize. He doesn't hold grudges, because the people who cross him tend to disappear quickly. And what you just did? That was crossing him. #Quote by Becca Fitzpatrick
Speech quotes by Stephen Vincent Benet
#137. Remember that when you say 'I will have none of this exile and this stranger for his face is not like my face and his speech is strange,' you have denied America with that word. #Quote by Stephen Vincent Benet
Speech quotes by Ezra Pound
#138. FRANCESCA
You came in out of the night
And there were flowers in your hands,
Now you will come out of a confusion of people,
Out of a turmoil of speech about you.
I who have seen you amid the primal things
Was angry when they spoke your name
In ordinary places.
I would that the cool waves might flow over my mind,
And that the world should dry as a dead leaf,
Or as a dandelion seed-pod and be swept away,
So that I might find you again,
Alone. #Quote by Ezra Pound
Speech quotes by Gareth Gates
#139. Breathing is fundamental to speech. A stammer is caused by erratic airflow, so if you have a smooth airflow, you have smooth speech. #Quote by Gareth Gates
Speech quotes by Stephen Lovegrove
#140. Tolerance is the essential starting point for compassion. That's why it is so emphasized in our society right now. In a world full of discrimination, prejudice, and marginalization, people need to be taught to tolerate people who are different. Tolerance, at the political, social, and cultural level, will prevent us from choosing speech or actions that harms other people groups, which is a definite win. #Quote by Stephen Lovegrove
Speech quotes by Brian Morton
#141. Take the risk that you'll end up regretting your speech, because it's better than regretting your silence. #Quote by Brian Morton
Speech quotes by Jenny Han
#142. Stormy lived more life in one night than most people do their whole lives. She was a force of nature. She taught me that love--" My eyes well up and I start over. "Stormy taught me that love is about making brave choices every day. That's what Stormy did. She always picked love; she always picked adventure. To her they were one and the same. And now she's off on a new adventure, and we wish her well."
From his seat on the couch, John wipes his eyes with his sleeve.
I give Janette a nod, and she gets up and presses play on the stereo, and "Stormy Weather" fills the room. "Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky…"
After, John shoulders his way over to me, holding two plastic cups of fruit punch. Ruefully he says, "I'm sure she'd tell us to spike it, but…" He hands me a cup, and we clink. "To Edith Sinclair McClaren Sheehan, better known as Stormy."
"Stormy's real name was Edith? It's so serious. It sounds like someone who wears wool skirts and heavy stockings, and drinks chamomile tea at night. Stormy drank cocktails!"
John laughs. "I know, right?"
"So then where did the name Stormy come from? Why not Edie?"
"Who knows?" John says, a wry smile on his lips. "She'd have loved your speech." He gives me a warm, appreciative sort of look. "You're such a nice girl, Lara Jean. #Quote by Jenny Han
Speech quotes by Larry McMurtry
#143. Now speech had left her; fear took its place. #Quote by Larry McMurtry
Speech quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#144. Some people look for the obvious and make decisions based on that. However, sensitive people look for the subtle things in life. They observe what is missed, overlooked and rarely observed by others. They dwell at a deeper level of perception that clings to signs, body language and what is left unspoken. They are observers that will trust their instinct first over any fact or well delivered speech. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Speech quotes by Ibn Taymiyyah
#145. As for the people of Tasawwuf, they affirm the love of Allah, and this is more evident among them than all other issues ... the affirmation of the love of Allah is well-known in the speech of their [old] and recent masters, just as it is affirmed in the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah and in agreement of the ways of the early generation (Salaf) #Quote by Ibn Taymiyyah
Speech quotes by Oprah Winfrey
#146. Free speech not only lives, it rocks! #Quote by Oprah Winfrey
Speech quotes by William Jennings Bryan
#147. Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart. #Quote by William Jennings Bryan
Speech quotes by Paula J. Giddings
#148. Sojourner Truth, who squelched the heckler with an oft-quoted speech. In the first place, she said, Jesus came from "God and a woman - man had nothing to do with it."66 Secondly, Truth asserted that women were not inherently weak and helpless. Raising herself to her full height of six feet, flexing a muscled arm, and bellowing with a voice one observer likened to the apocalyptic thunders, Truth informed the audience that she could outwork, outeat, and outlast any man. Then she challenged: "Ain't I a woman?"67 #Quote by Paula J. Giddings
Speech quotes by Michael Pollan
#149. Originally, the atoms of carbon from which we're made were floating in the air, part of a carbon dioxide molecule. The only way to recruit these carbon atoms for the molecules necessary to support life - the carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, and lipids - is by means of photosynthesis. Using sunlight as a catalyst the green cells of plants combine carbon atoms taken from the air with water and elements drawn from the soil to form the simple organic compounds that stand at the base of every food chain. It is more than a figure of speech to say that plants create life out of thin air. #Quote by Michael Pollan
Speech quotes by Walter Scott
#150. Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth. #Quote by Walter Scott
Speech quotes by Parke Godwin
#151. Hear the language, this English, double-jointed as Bedivere's limbs. It only sounds awkward. In its ability to join one concept to another as with pegs, its dependent clauses, figures of speech and cadenced alliteration, a man can say one thing five ways and yet imply a sixth; can change meaning with an inflection, a pause or a deliberate misuse of a word, can mock, scorn and flay an opponent without uttering one overt insult. #Quote by Parke Godwin
Speech quotes by A.S. Byatt
#152. We two remake our world by naming it / Together, knowing what words mean for us / And for the other for whom current coin / Is cold speech
but we say, the tree, the pool, / And see the fire in the air, the sun, our sun, / Anybody's sun, the world's sun, but here, now / Particularly our sun ... #Quote by A.S. Byatt
Speech quotes by J.K. Rowling
#153. Didn't you listen to Dolores Umbridge's speech at the start-of-term feast, Potter?" "Yeah," said Harry. "Yeah . . . she said . . . progress will be prohibited or . . . well, it meant that . . . that the Ministry of Magic is trying to interfere at Hogwarts." Professor McGonagall eyed him for a moment, then sniffed, walked around her desk, and held open the door for him. "Well, I'm glad you listen to Hermione Granger at any rate," she said, pointing him out of her office. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Speech quotes by Marlee Matlin
#154. The hearing aids are very helpful for speech reading. Without the hearing aids, my voice becomes very loud, and I cannot control the quality of my voice. #Quote by Marlee Matlin
Speech quotes by Jase Robertson
#155. Missy and I became best friends, and soon after our first year together I decided to propose to her. It was a bit of a silly proposal. It was shortly before Christmas Day 1988, and I bought her a potted plant for her present. I know, I know, but let me finish. The plan was to put her engagement ring in the dirt (which I did) and make her dig to find it (which I forced her to do). I was then going to give a speech saying, "Sometimes in life you have to get your hands dirty and work hard to achieve something that grows to be wonderful." I got the idea from Matthew 13, where Jesus gave the Parable of the Sower. I don't know if it was the digging through the dirt to find the ring or my speech, but she looked dazed and confused. So I sort of popped the question: "You're going to marry me, aren't you?" She eventually said yes (whew!), and I thought everything was great. #Quote by Jase Robertson
Speech quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#156. I prayed aloud, less to plead for divine favor than to intimidate the tribe with articulate speech. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Speech quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#157. Good poetry seems so simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Speech quotes by Edward De Bono
#158. Being right is not too difficult. Your choose your perception. You select your information. You leave out what does not suit you. You drag in some general-purpose value words. You throw in a sneer or two about the opposition, and you are a fine fellow who made a fine speech. #Quote by Edward De Bono
Speech quotes by Ethan Day
#159. Instead of hearing the message he was trying to impress upon me and the impressionable queer ears hanging on his every word, all I could think was, I can't believe he just told them all how old I am.
- Jason's reaction to Chad's speech #Quote by Ethan Day
Speech quotes by Andrii Sedniev
#160. That day, I learned that if you want to connect with people and to shake hands with everyone in a subway car, you need to make your speech interesting for your audience, be passionate and energetic and shake hands with those people who react positively to you first. In #Quote by Andrii Sedniev
Speech quotes by Conan O'Brien
#161. Sarah Palin gave a speech in South Korea. Just what the Koreans needed: Two crazy dictators in fashionable lady's glasses. #Quote by Conan O'Brien
Speech quotes by Sarojini Naidu
#162. We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action. #Quote by Sarojini Naidu
Speech quotes by Richard Cobden
#163. Cobden was the greatest statesman and prophet of the century. His speeches are an inspiration. A man whose disciple I am willing to confess I am. #Quote by Richard Cobden
Speech quotes by Ann Althouse
#164. Why does the left hate free speech? Because they don't know how to talk about the substantive merits when they are challenged. Having submerged themselves in disciplining each other by denouncing any heretics in their midst, they find themselves overwhelmed and outnumbered in America, where there is vibrant debate about all sorts of things they don't know how to begin to talk about. They resort to stomping their feet and shouting "shut up" ... when they aren't prissily imploring everyone to be "civil." #Quote by Ann Althouse
Speech quotes by John Dickson
#165. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.6 #Quote by John Dickson
Speech quotes by Tony Abbott
#166. I think we've produced a stronger prohibition on real racism, while maintaining freedom of speech in ordinary public discussion. So I'm very comfortable with where we're at. We're not dogmatic or impervious to a further argument, that's why we released it as an exposure draft rather than simply releasing it straight into the parliament. #Quote by Tony Abbott
Speech quotes by Tahereh Mafi
#167. You will not be alone, I say to them, spinning to see their faces. You don't need to be afraid anymore. We want to take back our world. We want to save the lives of our family members, our friends. We want your children to have a chance at a better future. And we want to fight. We want to win. I lock eyes with them. And we are asking for your help. #Quote by Tahereh Mafi
Speech quotes by Corey Taylor
#168. I didn't write my speech until the night before, and even then I refused to write it out like I would say it, preferring to keep cribbed notes I could come back to if necessary. I wanted this to feel like a conversation because it was what I wanted to say that mattered, not how it looked on paper. #Quote by Corey Taylor
Speech quotes by Susan Cain
#169. Try to think of happy things," he says, caressing my forehead. I stare at the ceiling, tears welling. What happy things? Who could be happy in a world of podiums and microphones? "There are a billion people in China who don't give a rat's ass about your speech," Ken offers sympathetically. #Quote by Susan Cain
Speech quotes by Allison Glock
#170. Southern women can say more with a cut of their eyes than a whole debate club's worth of speeches. #Quote by Allison Glock
Speech quotes by Earl Warren
#171. The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression. #Quote by Earl Warren
Speech quotes by Richard Pryor
#172. You can't talk about fucking in America, people say you're dirty. But if you talk about killing somebody, that's cool. #Quote by Richard Pryor
Speech quotes by Neal Stephenson
#173. Ares always reemerges from the chaos. It will never go away. Athenian civilization defends itself from the forces of Ares with metis, or technology. Technology is built on science. Science is like the alchemists' uroburos, continually eating its own tail. The process of science doesn't work unless young scientists have the freedom to attack and tear down old dogmas, to engage in an ongoing Titanomachia. Science flourishes where art and free speech flourish. #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Speech quotes by F. Sionil Jose
#174. I believe in humanity - not just you or Mother, but all mankind. Do I sound like a preacher or a cheap politician making a pretty speech? This is not what I intend to do ...
I believe in life, that it is sweet and that, for all its occasional bitterness, we-man, that is-are headed toward something better - fulfillment. There is much shame, however, and so much hypocrisy around us and these inhibit our fulfillment as human beings. #Quote by F. Sionil Jose
Speech quotes by Gaston Bachelard
#175. Poetry is one of the destinies of speech ... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language. #Quote by Gaston Bachelard
Speech quotes by Roshani Chokshi
#176. I ran my fingers across the pillar before snatching my hand back. A crack had split the pillar. The hairs on the back of my neck rose. A hideous roar growled from within the pillar and I jumped back.
"It's only an illusion," came a voice near the door.
I spun around to see Amar slouched against the doorway. He looked gaunt; shadows creased the skin under his eyes and his hair was mused. Still, he smiled to see me and I couldn't help but smile back. Until now, I didn't realize that the listlessness I had felt was because of him. I had missed his presence, his speech. Next to him, I felt more alive.
"What is this?" I asked, gesturing to the growling pillar.
Amar sank into an onyx chair that he had conjured from thin air. He tilted his head back and took a deep breath.
"Are you well?"
"Soon enough." His smile didn't meet his eyes. "That," he said, "is a reminder that none can escape death. I am fond of the legend."
The moment he said that I knew exactly who was in the pillar, and with a strange ache I remembered the harem of Bharata.
"Narasimha," I breathed. "I have always liked that tale."
His eyes widened in surprise. "You are familiar with it?"
I nodded. It was the one tale I never told Gauri. Too gory. But for some reason, strangely comforting to me. The pillar quivered behind us, as if it was waiting for me to tell the tale myself. Amar leaned forward, his broad shoulders hunched around him like a predator in wait.
"Tel #Quote by Roshani Chokshi
Speech quotes by George Steiner
#177. Central to everything I am and believe and have written is my astonishment, naive as it seems to people, that you can use human speech both to bless, to love, to build, to forgive and also to torture, to hate, to destroy and to annihilate. #Quote by George Steiner
Speech quotes by Jonathan Tropper
#178. The old expression goes, a good speech is like a woman's skirt: short enough to hold your attention, long enough to cover the subject. #Quote by Jonathan Tropper
Speech quotes by Dorothy Dunnett
#179. Watch carefully. In forty formidable bosoms we are about to create a climacteric of emotion. In one short speech - or maybe two - I propose to steer your women through excitement, superiority, contempt and anger: we shall have a little drama; just, awful and poetic, spread with uncials and full, as the poet said, of fruit and seriosity. Will they thank me, I wonder? #Quote by Dorothy Dunnett
Speech quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#180. We are being at once wisely aware of our own frivolity if we avoid hitting and whacking and prefer 'striking' and 'smiting'; talk and chat and prefer 'speech' and 'discourse'; well-bred, brilliant, or polite noblemen (visions of snobbery columns in the Press, and fat men on the Riviera) and prefer the 'worthy, brave and courteous men' of long ago. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Speech quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#181. You are good when you are fully awake in your speech. #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Speech quotes by Charles Sanders Peirce
#182. If liberty of speech is to be untrammeled from the grosser forms of constraint, the uniformity of opinion will be secured by a moral terrorism to which the respectability of society will give its thorough approval. #Quote by Charles Sanders Peirce
Speech quotes by Luce Irigaray
#183. Why only one song, one speech, one text at a time?" - "When Our Lips Speak Together #Quote by Luce Irigaray
Speech quotes by Joanna Baillie
#184. Stand there, damn'd meddling villain, and be silent;
For if thou utt'rest but a single word,
A cough or hem, to cross me in my speech,
I'll send thy cursed spirit from the earth,
To bellow with the damn'd! #Quote by Joanna Baillie
Speech quotes by George Eliot
#185. I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear. #Quote by George Eliot
Speech quotes by John Steinbeck
#186. His ear heard more than what was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Speech quotes by Salman Rushdie
#187. It matters, it always matters, to name rubbish as rubbish ... to do otherwise is to legitimize it.
Outside The Whale (Granta, 1984) #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Speech quotes by Dhomang Yangthang
#188. When we speak of the sangha, we speak of the "arya sangha," which means the "exalted sangha". At the time of the Buddha this referred to the arhats and bodhisattvas, the disciples who studied under him and achieved various levels of realization through their practice. But now who is the arya sangha? It is all of us, all of the practitioners of the present time. The moment we take refuge, which is to begin on the path, we hold the title of "sangha". As such, you should understand that you are one of the Three Jewels. You shouldn't put the Three Jewels outside of yourselves; you should always think of yourselves as being one of the Three Jewels - and that includes your body, your speech, and your mind. #Quote by Dhomang Yangthang
Speech quotes by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
#189. Every thought, speech, and action of a person influences everything in the environment. #Quote by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Speech quotes by J. James Exon
#190. The information superhighway is a revolution that in years to come will transcend newspapers, radio, and television as an information source. Therefore, I think this is the time to put some restrictions on it. #Quote by J. James Exon
Speech quotes by Colson Whitehead
#191. It was nigh impossible to understand Howard's speech under normal circumstances. He favored a pidgin of his lost African tongue and slave talk. In the old days, her mother had told her, that half language was the voice of the plantation. They had been stolen from villages all over Africa and spoke a multitude of tongues. The words from across the ocean were beaten out of them over time. For simplicity, to erase their identities, to smother uprisings. All the words except for the ones locked away by those who still remembered who they had been before. "They keep 'em hid like precious gold," Mabel said. #Quote by Colson Whitehead
Speech quotes by D.L. Moody
#192. Falsehoods not only disagree with truth, but usually quarell among themselves. #Quote by D.L. Moody
Speech quotes by Os Guinness
#193. I have lived under totalitarian Communism, so I prize freedom as much as anyone and have long fought for freedom of conscience and speech. #Quote by Os Guinness
Speech quotes by Patti Smith
#194. Vowels are the most illuminated letters in the alphabet. Vowels are the colors and souls of poetry and speech. (1976 Penthouse interview) #Quote by Patti Smith
Speech quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#195. As long as you have a Cell Phone you're never alone #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Speech quotes by Ben Fountain
#196. But I am scared. Everybody's scared."
"You know what I mean, like scared scared. Like coward scared, like if you never went to begin with. But with everything you've done nobody's going to doubt you." Then she made a somewhat frantic speech about a website she found that listed how certain people had avoided Vietnam. Cheney, Four education deferments, then a hardship 3-A. Limbaugh,4-F thanks to a cyst on his ass. Pat Buchanan, 4-F. Newt Gingrich, grad school deferment. Karl Rove, did not serve. Bill O'Reilly, did not serve. John Ashcroft, did not serve. Bush, AWOL from the Air National Guard, with a check mark in the "do not volunteer" box as to service overseas.
"You see where I'm going with this?'
"Well, yeah."
"I'm just saying, those people want a war so bad, they can fight it themselves. Billy Lynn's done his part. #Quote by Ben Fountain
Speech quotes by John Searle
#197. The problem posed by indirect speech acts is the problem of how it is possible for the speaker to say one thing and mean that but also to mean something else. #Quote by John Searle
Speech quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#198. Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Speech quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#199. The one religion is beyond all speech. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Speech quotes by Brennan Manning
#200. Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others. #Quote by Brennan Manning

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