Speech Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Speech

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I don't think about that. I wasn't a kid growing up saying one day I'll get an Oscar and make a speech. That wasn't on my mind. So what I do is the best work I can do.
~By Adam Sandler ~


You watch the Supreme Court in action on these cases, and they are a conflicted court. However, when it comes to speech issues generally, the court has been protective.
~By Jay Alan Sekulow ~


In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
~By George Orwell ~


Anarchists prepare for social revolution and use every means- speech, writing, or deed, whichever is more to the point - to accelerate revolutionary development.
~By Johann Most ~


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 ~


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.
~By Fran Lebowitz ~


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 ~


Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect - freedom of thought and freedom of action.
~By Frank Murphy ~


A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.
~By Sivananda ~


By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech.
~By Harry A. Blackmun ~


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


Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, is right there... she's in town because her father was at Johnson Smith College... and she was delivering a speech there.
~By Al Michaels ~


It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.
~By Mark Lloyd ~


Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart.
~By William Jennings Bryan ~


I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.
~By Peggy Noonan ~


Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
~By Martin Farquhar Tupper ~


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 ~


Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.
~By Antoine Rivarol ~


The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.
~By John Wesley Powell ~


Marks on paper are free - free speech - press - pictures all go together I suppose.
~By Georgia O'Keeffe ~


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


While we have entertained the contention that a deed may make more propaganda than hundreds of speeches, thousands of articles, and tens of thousands of pamphlets, we have held that an arbitrary act of violence will not necessarily have such an effect.
~By Johann Most ~


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


It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments.
~By Dick Durbin ~


I know they are all environmentalists. I heard a lot of my speeches recycled.
~By Jesse Jackson ~


I'd usually read the Bible a lot. Read little short Bible stories. And today, whenever I give speeches, I bring up a few of those Bible stories, because those are inspirations to me.
~By Herschel Walker ~


He didn't say that. He was reading what was given to him in a speech.
~By Richard Darman ~


A great speech is literature.
~By Peggy Noonan ~


Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


I indeed had only one scene, one speech, one little speech, but it was with Robin Williams.
~By Charles Keating ~


Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
~By William Safire ~


Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.
~By William Osler ~


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 ~


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


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


I love her attitude, but as much as I'd like to bring my medals to a speech or appearance, I never do.
~By Mary Lou Retton ~


When you make as many speeches and you talk as much as I do and you get away from the text, it's always a possibility to get a few words tangled here and there.
~By Dan Quayle ~


These are all voluntary resources which help parents sort out the choices without infringing on the artists' rights to free speech, which is something that we respect.
~By Tipper Gore ~


U.S.A. is the speech of the people.
~By John Dos Passos ~


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.
~By Matthew Simpson ~


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 ~


It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on.
~By Floyd Abrams ~


I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
~By H. Jackson Brown, Jr. ~


Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words, and later try hard to make them seem light.
~By Wislawa Szymborska ~


We need a free media, not just freedom of speech.
~By Tom Scholz ~


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


Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


If the word 'No' was removed from the English language, Ian Paisley would be speechless.
~By John Hume ~


The most precious things in speech are pauses.
~By Ralph Richardson ~


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 ~


The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance.
~By Ruth Gordon ~


A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


There were speeches made in Congress in the very last session before the outbreak of the Rebellion, so ferocious as to show that their authors were under the influence of a real frenzy.
~By Edward Everett ~


One day I heard a speech of Hitler. In this speech he said that the German factory worker and the German labourer must make common cause with the German intellectual worker.
~By Fritz Sauckel ~


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.
~By Alice Hamilton ~


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 ~


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 ~


A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.
~By Margaret Atwood ~


A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
~By Susan Griffin ~


Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words.
~By Deborah Bull ~


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 ~


One camp accepts the Court's limits on contributions but urges the reinstatement of spending caps - even if this requires a constitutional amendment subjecting political speech, if not pornography, to government regulation.
~By James L. Buckley ~


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


In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions.
~By Emanuel Swedenborg ~


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 ~


In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane, and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do. They even do little speeches before you play gigs.
~By Beck ~


You can't trust politicians. It doesn't matter who makes a political speech. It's all lies - and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well.
~By Bob Geldof ~


I've been doing these conventions for 20 years, and we used to at least have debates about issues. Nothing is happening basically at this convention, other than speeches.
~By Susan Estrich ~


People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I'll give you an example; I don't read what's handed to me. People say, 'Here, here's your speech, or here's an idea for a speech.' They're changed. Trust me.
~By George W. Bush ~


It's good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom, because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom. As he said, if we don't fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace.
~By Ernest Istook ~


Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.
~By William O. Douglas ~


The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


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, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
~By A. J. P. Taylor ~


Because of my language and the pantomime with which most Europeans accompany their speech, I was catalogued as a heavy.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


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 ~


The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
~By Hugo Black ~


The goal is to give people a free encyclopedia to every person in the world, in their own language. Not just in a 'free beer' kind of way, but also in the free speech kind of way.
~By Jimmy Wales ~


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


A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
~By Kurt Huber ~


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 ~


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


There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.
~By Annie Dillard ~


Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.
~By Charles Bradlaugh ~


As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.
~By Demosthenes ~


We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we'd been performing that, but we don't do that any more.
~By Fred Frith ~


Speech is the mirror of action.
~By Solon ~


The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


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 ~


I would hope to inspire in my listeners a feeling of freedom - of speech, thought and political activity.
~By John Hall ~


My point is there's a hidden Scotland in anyone who speaks the Northern Ireland speech. It's a terrific complicating factor, not just in Northern Ireland, but Ireland generally.
~By Seamus Heaney ~


All Americans value the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, and I believe this is essential for our continued way of life. But with this freedom comes responsibility. That responsibility has been abdicated here by some in the media and some in the government.
~By Steven Hatfill ~


Well, my brother says Hello. So, hooray for speech therapy.
~By Emo Philips ~


The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation, looking back on it it's called her retirement from public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind.
~By Anthony Holden ~


A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
~By Ingrid Bergman ~


The color of the mountains is Buddha's body; the sound of running water is his great speech.
~By Dogen ~


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


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 ~


Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.
~By Hugo Black ~

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February 7 ,2023
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