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


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 ~


I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.
~By Stockwell Day ~


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


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


A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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 ~


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 ~


I like all things grammatical, and I had already written several books about parts of speech, and even the alphabet, so everything that makes up a sentence and even a word was covered except for punctuation.
~By Brian P. Cleary ~


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


As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the Internet deserves the highest protection from government intrusion.
~By Judge Dalzell ~


Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.
~By Lawrence Ferlinghetti ~


And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
~By Camille Paglia ~


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 ~


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 ~


Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
~By Gore Vidal ~


Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work.
~By Alan Bullock ~


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


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 ~


Tears at times have the weight of speech.
~By Ovid ~


The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
~By John Mortimer ~


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 ~


It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
~By Herbert Hoover ~


Lately I've been believing that music predates speech.
~By Debbie Harry ~


Silence is safer than speech.
~By Epictetus ~


The most censored speech in America today is not flag-burning, pornography, or the press.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


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


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


Speech is the small change of silence.
~By George Meredith ~


I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see.
~By Julian Assange ~


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


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


I had worked so hard for so long that I developed a speech impediment. It happens when I get tired.
~By Tobe Hooper ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


One of the most difficult speeches to prepare is an address to a graduation class, which is why I don't often do them.
~By Jerry Moran ~


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


Did you ever think that making a speech on economics is a lot like pissing down your leg? It seems hot to you, but it never does to anyone else.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


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


When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that.
~By James Earl Jones ~


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


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


One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.
~By Harold Pinter ~


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 ~


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 ~


Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
~By Warren E. Burger ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Private religious speech can't be discriminated against. It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
~By Samuel Alito ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law.
~By June Jordan ~


Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed.
~By Anna Quindlen ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
~By Hesiod ~


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


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression.
~By Eric Cantor ~


In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty.
~By Muriel Rukeyser ~


If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
~By George Washington ~


The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited, classified and explained except in the light of the tasks which they perform in language.
~By Roman Jakobson ~


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


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 ~


Every couple of seconds out here they're honoring somebody. You've got to get dressed, go in and sit down. Invariably somebody makes a speech.
~By Dom DeLuise ~


While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song.
~By David Antin ~


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 ~


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 ~


Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
~By Francis Bacon ~


I don't care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you're also writing your Oscar acceptance speech.
~By Nora Ephron ~


A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
~By Brendan Francis ~


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 ~


Verse, singing, and speech have a common origin.
~By Jean Philippe Rameau ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Into this, for good or ill, is woven every belief of every man who has speech of his fellows. A awful privilege, and an awful responsibility, that we should help to create the world in which posterity will live.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


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 ~


The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


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 ~

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