Speech Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Speech

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In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple.
~By John Millington Synge ~


The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship.
~By Joichi Ito ~


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 ~


I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices', to be free of intruders, and to privacy.
~By Bram Cohen ~


I've discovered this new electronic technique that creates new speech out of stuff that's already there.
~By Brian Eno ~


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


The fact that we're protected under that Constitution in exercising the right of free speech, it's a wonderful thing. You've got to come from somewhere else to realize how valuable it is.
~By Pat Oliphant ~


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 ~


I don't like jokes in speeches. I do like wit and humor. A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.
~By James Humes ~


I believe that the freedom of speech should be protected, but so should a family's right to privacy as they grieve their loss. There is a time and a place for vigorous debate on the War on Terror, but during a family's last goodbye is not it.
~By Dave Reichert ~


The problem with speeches isn't so much not knowing when to stop, as knowing when not to begin.
~By Frances Rodman ~


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 ~


Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects.
~By Judge Dalzell ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


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 ~


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


I took speech training. I took a few voice lessons in college.
~By Harry Dean Stanton ~


So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


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.
~By Mario Cuomo ~


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 ~


On the speech day, the production designer, who has a lot of say in things, and sometimes I didn't agree with him but I had to do what I was told, wanted the speech day to be all in neutral colours for the women, which was a good thing.
~By Julie Harris ~


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 ~


He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
~By Gilbert Parker ~


We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.
~By Boyle Roche ~


Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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


The next day the two sisters went to the ball, and so did Cinderella, but dressed more magnificently than before. The King's son was always by her side, and his pretty speeches to her never ceased.
~By Charles Perrault ~


Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
~By Abbie Hoffman ~


I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.
~By Kate Adie ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The First Amendment does not guarantee the press a constitutional right of special access to information not available to the general public, nor does it cloak the inmate with special rights of freedom of speech.
~By Pete Wilson ~


Speech is civilization itself.
~By Thomas Mann ~


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'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 ~


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 ~


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


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


We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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 ~


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 ~


Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
~By Louis D. Brandeis ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
~By Adlai Stevenson ~


Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights.
~By Thomas Sowell ~


Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
~By Saskya Pandita ~


If Thomas Jefferson had heard us, he probably would have said, 'We shouldn't have free speech.'
~By Robin Quivers ~


I try to write in plain brown blocks of American speech but occasionally set in an ancient word or a strange word just to startle the reader a little bit and to break up the monotony of the plain American cadence.
~By James Laughlin ~


Speech happens to not be his language.
~By Madame de Stael ~


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 ~


People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.
~By Felix Mendelssohn ~


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 ~


Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
~By G. B. Trudeau ~


Geraldo has been in Lebanon. He has done some excellent reporting out of there, and of course, we now know by virtue of the president's speech on Tuesday night that the terrorist organizations that operate in that area are now on the list.
~By Brit Hume ~


During the presidential primaries of 1940, I received a request from the Democratic National Committee to sing God Bless America before the speeches.
~By Kate Smith ~


Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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


You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech.
~By Franklin P. Jones ~


I've always wanted to write a book relating my experiences growing up as a deaf child in Chicago. Contrary to what people might think, it wasn't all about hearing aids and speech classes or frustrations.
~By Marlee Matlin ~


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.
~By Marlee Matlin ~


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


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


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 habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


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 ~


Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech.
~By Auberon Waugh ~


Speech is the mirror of action.
~By Solon ~


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 ~


It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
~By Mark Twain ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


I am absolutely opposed to political correctness. You cannot confront hate speech until you've experienced it. You need to hear every side of the issue instead of just one.
~By Jane Elliott ~


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


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


Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dialer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.
~By Alfred Lord Tennyson ~


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 ~


From my earliest days I have enjoyed an attractive impediment in my speech. I have never permitted the use of the word stammer. I can't say it myself.
~By Patrick Campbell ~


Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.
~By Shane Leslie ~


Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.
~By Thomas Mann ~


Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
~By Peter Drucker ~


The task is to investigate speech sounds in relation to the meanings with which they are invested, i.e., sounds viewed as signifiers, and above all to throw light on the structure of the relation between sounds and meaning.
~By Roman Jakobson ~


A very considerable body of the German people live in America and propose to fight that Government. Bourke in his great speech last week welcoming the Belgian mission to Boston worked out the President's meaning with care.
~By Shane Leslie ~


Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.
~By Richard Chenevix Trench ~


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 ~


Outside speech, the association that is made in the memory between words having something in common creates different groups, series, families, within which very diverse relations obtain but belonging to a single category: these are associative relations.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech.
~By bell hooks ~


Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.
~By William Shakespeare ~

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