Speech Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Speech

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I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.
~By Pierre Trudeau ~


Whenever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can never know at what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned.
~By Lucy Stone ~


I've never made a film using dialogue or speech.
~By Kenneth Anger ~


George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign of trouble when things can no longer be called by their right names and described in plain, forthright speech.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
~By Edith Wharton ~


I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time, by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress.
~By William Whipple ~


All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
~By Demosthenes ~


When the public's right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.
~By Christopher Dodd ~


The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control.
~By Ann Coulter ~


I think I would say 'The King's Speech' is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there's more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending.
~By Tom Hooper ~


The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far.
~By Louis Farrakhan ~


Israel is a country that respects freedom - freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship.
~By George Pataki ~


We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.
~By Sarojini Naidu ~


The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
~By Buddha ~


Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.
~By Susan Sontag ~


I was always a clown. In the eighth grade I won a city speech contest by doing an Eddie Murphy routine. I'm no good at public speaking, but if I can assume a role and speak as that person, then I'm fine. When I had to give a book report, I always did it in character.
~By Jason Wiles ~


The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out.
~By Roger Ebert ~


Yeah, well, the F-bomb - it's become as ubiquitous as the word 'like.' People just throw the word 'like' around as punctuation. And I think in a lot of everyday speech, the F-bomb has become a kind of dash or a comma.
~By Geoffrey Rush ~


When you're standing in front of an audience like this that is so enthusiastic and so much behind you, it is very hard to give a bad speech. Even a bad speech sounds good in a convention hall like this.
~By Susan Estrich ~


Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
~By Roland Barthes ~


Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.
~By Heywood Broun ~


In 'The King's Speech,' patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time.
~By Tom Hooper ~


There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.
~By Martin Buber ~


And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history.
~By David Icke ~


Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that, for there was nothing in it.
~By George III ~


I've decided to cut out the part of the speech where I say anything nice about Democrats.
~By Ann Coulter ~


The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
~By Voltaire ~


It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
~By Herodotus ~


Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment... Congress made this position clear upon passage of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which prohibited desecration of the flag.
~By Larry Craig ~


Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.
~By Joe Baca ~


Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
~By Charles Maurice de Talleyrand ~


That said, the question remains: how to strike the balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world, both blessed and cursed with instant communication? We should not fight fire with fire, threats with threats.
~By Timothy Garton Ash ~


He fertilizes a phrase or a line of poetry for weeks and then gives birth to it in a speech.
~By John Colville ~


The human brain is a wonderful organ. It starts to work as soon as you are born and doesn't stop until you get up to deliver a speech.
~By George Jessel ~


When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.
~By James Earl Jones ~


For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
~By Francis Bacon ~


Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


One reason I do the live shows - and the monthly speeches at public radio stations - is to remind myself that people hear the show, that it has an audience, that it exists in the world. It's so easy to forget that.
~By Ira Glass ~


And, I hope now that everybody understands that the Labour Party - as it always has done - stands for free speech and individual Members of the Labour Party are entitled to exercise that free speech.
~By Ron Davies ~


Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.
~By Sophocles ~


I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.
~By Eminem ~


A man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself - like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
~By Jean Kerr ~


But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago.
~By John McCain ~


Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
~By Salman Rushdie ~


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.
~By Winston Churchill ~


Most men make little use of their speech than to give evidence against their own understanding.
~By George Savile ~


In all sincere speech there is power, not necessarily great power, but as much as the speaker is capable of.
~By George Henry Lewes ~


In my speeches, I always condemned communism, national-socialism and fascism.
~By Jean-Marie Le Pen ~


There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
~By Dale Carnegie ~


You have to take a huge loss financially to do a play. You have to put aside the commercials and the speeches and the other things that put money on the table, and really save up to do it. And that's what I've done here. But it's worth it to me to be in a really good play.
~By Dixie Carter ~


I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag's fundamental nature.
~By Adrian Cronauer ~


A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
~By Confucius ~


We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.
~By Konstantin Stanislavisky ~


A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


We meet before the movie and she gives you charts with sounds on them and makes a tape of examples. While they are setting up the scene, I go with her to the trailer and we go through the scene and correct the speech.
~By Albert Finney ~


I do find my speech difficult at times, but it's getting so much better as my confidence grows and that's thanks to the position I'm now in, which is totally due to my fans.
~By Gareth Gates ~


When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty, human rights and that sort of thing, it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
~By Rory Bremner ~


Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
~By Laurence J. Peter ~


Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
~By F. Scott Fitzgerald ~


The long version of the play is actually an easier version to follow. In all of the cut versions the intense speeches are cut too close together for the audience and the actors.
~By Kenneth Branagh ~


I talked to women who lived there, to get their speech patterns and outlook on life - and how narrow that is.
~By Ellen Burstyn ~


The court has said you are entitled to robust speech on public sidewalks, even insulting speech.
~By Jay Alan Sekulow ~


Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


In rendering its decision in our case, the Supreme Court equated money with speech because these days it takes the first to make yourself heard.
~By James L. Buckley ~


Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
~By Max Eastman ~


It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
~By Mark Twain ~


Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


The riot isn't seen in the movie, but it is alluded to. He has this one speech that gives a great sense of texture and paints a picture of what was happening in Harlem then.
~By Debbie Allen ~


I was on the speech team, we called it forensics.
~By Thomas Lennon ~


I have said consistently both in my papers and in my speeches - which you heard in the primary campaign - that I will continue to phase out the Capital Stock and Franchise tax.
~By Ed Rendell ~


There was nothing in all Douglas's powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln's speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end.
~By Henry Villard ~


I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Clinton cost John Kerry more votes than he gained for him whenever they appeared together. Imagine being part of a crowd enraptured by the presence of Bill Clinton, and then having to listen to a speech by John Kerry!
~By Pat Sajak ~


In days when the public safety is imminently threatened, and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act, we owe frank speech, above all other men, to him who is highest in authority. I shall speak to you as man to man.
~By Robert Dale Owen ~


Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
~By Robert South ~


Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech, lest they should be set to earn their livings.
~By Kenneth Grahame ~


But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the cadence and fullness of speech, since the Irish love words and use as many of them in a sentence as possible.
~By Anne McCaffrey ~


All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.
~By Jack Kevorkian ~


Since 1972, I've been going around making speeches on the Everglades.
~By Marjory Stoneman Douglas ~


Literature is the immortality of speech.
~By August Wilhelm von Schlegel ~


It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.
~By Leo McKern ~


I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
~By Aeschylus ~


The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
~By Confucius ~


There needs to be a planned series of speeches, interviews, etc., over the next two or three months by administration officials and other public figures talking about President Ford, what he is trying to do and what he has accomplished.
~By Robert Teeter ~


Once again, Pat Robertson leaves us speechless with his insensitivity and arrogance.
~By Ralph Neas ~


Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided to punish our changing technological world.
~By Dennis Hastert ~


As we saw in the Queen's Speech, anti-social behaviour - a phenomenon that I believe to be a genuine worry that is also being fed by a lot of scare stories - is the political theme of the moment.
~By Kamal Ahmed ~


In the world of commercial speech, tobacco advertising bears the earmarks of an endangered species.
~By Jef I. Richards ~


While even pornography is protected as free speech, the courts have consciously undermined religious speech and freedom of religion for years.
~By Ernest Istook ~


Unfortunately, the media, which are not at all reluctant to act in their own self-interest, have succeeded in equating reform in the public mind with further restrictions on just about everyone else's freedom of political speech.
~By James L. Buckley ~


Using rhetorical questions in speeches is a great way to keep the audience involved. Don't you think those kinds of questions would keep your attention?
~By Bo Bennett ~


She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Silence is safer than speech.
~By Epictetus ~


Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama.
~By Joanna Lumley ~


For my part, if I consider poetry as an object, I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music.
~By Eugenio Montale ~

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