Quotation Explorer - 'Speaking'

Public speaking is very easy. - Dan Quayle
Love leads us to write poetry because love improves our hearing; like prayer, poetry is every bit as much about listening as it is about speaking. To 'get' the poem is to hear the eloquence of the silence that it calls forth through its manifestation of love. - David Patterson
A man may say, "From now on I'm going to speak the truth." But the truth hears him and runs away and hides before he's even done speaking. - Saul Bellow
An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking. - Cato the Elder
There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable. - Voltaire
There is a difference between speaking the truth in love and judging someone hypocritically...make sure you know the difference before you speak! - Pauline Seaport
Beware of speaking too much, for it increases mistakes and engenders boredom. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
The next time you wish you could find the right words to say to someone who is hurting, just remember that dogs are a man's best friend without ever speaking a word to them. Simply be present and have sympathy. - Ashly Lorenzana
Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. - Margaret Chase Smith
Just consider how terrible the day of your death will beOthers will go on speaking and you will not be able to argue back - Ram Mohan Roy
When you are angry try your best to go to sleep, it keeps you away from speaking, writing and thinking while you are angry. - Amit Kalantri
Speaking with spiders and other things you call unusual... there's no special trick to it. When something catches your attention just keep your attention on it, stick with it 'til the end, and somewhere along the line there'll be weirdness. - Helen Oyememi
Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men. - Gary Oldman
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. - Dorothy Sarnoff
Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. - James E. Faust
Minimise your time with those who make noises instead of speaking what is good for your ears, else, they'll attune you with balderbash. Maximise your time with those who will inject into your ears a soothing sound of wisdom, for they'll set your mind on a sound reasoning path. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A thought can be cast down by speaking out loud words of resistance and words of God. - Sunday Adelaja
Frankly speaking, I'm not afraid of death. I don't endeavour to avert its advent. But I don't want to be a witness of it. - Alexander Zalan
If you sent speaking pages, they would be like a brother to me. - Radegund of Poitiers
To speak of television as 'neutral' and therefore subject to change is as absurd as speaking of the reform of a technology such as guns. - Jerry Mander
Narrative secrets are not the same as human mysteries, a lesson that novelists seem fates to forget, again and again; the former quickly confess themselves, and fall silent, while the true mysteries go on speaking. - James Wood
Only by speaking out can we create lasting change. And that change begins with coming out. - DaShanne Stokes
(Uncle) would remark that it was impossible to get by without such a (portentous and whimsical) tone when speaking of many things of this world, and especially of the things not entirely of this world. - Vladimir Odoevsky
If an art form is marginalized it's because it's not speaking to people. - David Foster Wallace
Theology is speaking about God while in the very presence of God. We are intimately engaged with the subject of our study. - Michael F. Bird
in my experience, the words now just calm down almost inevitably have the opposite effect on the person you are speaking to. - Elyn R. Saks
There is a way that the men speak to women that reminds me too much of Pa. They listen just long enough to issue instructions. They don’t even look at women when women are speaking. They look at the ground and bend their heads toward the ground. - Alice Walker
One hasn't become a writer until one has distilled writing intoa habit, and that habit has been forced into an obsession.Writing has to be an obsession. It has to be something as organic,physiological and psychological as speaking or sleeping or eating. - Niyi Osundare
Prophecy is True and Sacred and should never be mishandled by people who have no business speaking about Sacred Things in GOD'S Name. - Errol Anthony Smythe.
The whole idea of revenge and punishment is a childish day-dream. Properly speaking, there is no such thing as revenge. Revenge is an act which you want to commit when you are powerless and because you are powerless: as soon as the sense of impotence is removed, the desire evaporates also. - George Orwell
In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard. - John Grisham
Genuine bravery for a writer.... It is about calmly speaking the truth when everyone else is silenced, when the truth cannot be expressed. It is about speaking out with a different voice, risking the wrath of the state and offending everyone, for the sake of the truth, and the writer’s conscience. - Murong Xuecun
Writing is new, relatively speaking. Story telling is ancient. Tell your story first putting aside all other worries. Leave fretting over homonyms, semicolons, and Oxford commas to editors and friends you can be bribe with baking. - Ada Maria Soto
To paraphrase Muggeridge: Everything is a parable that God is speaking to us, the art of life is to get the message. - Chester Elijah Branch
Stigma's power lies in silence. The silence that persists when discussion and action should be taking place. The silence one imposes on another for speaking up on a taboo subject, branding them with a label until they are rendered mute or preferably unheard. - M.B. Dallocchio
Though the word ‘I’ signifies ‘Ego’, yet wondering why it has been easier often to relatively believe more a person speaking with many ‘I’ than the people who talk too much with ‘YOU’ in their voice. - Anuj Somany
Silence is also a form of speaking. - Herta Müller
Then others for breath of words respect,Me for my dumb thoughts, speaking in effect. - William Shakespeare
The worst feeling when speaking with someone or receiving a gift from them is knowing they feel obligated to. - Donna Lynn Hope
Philosophically speaking, shadows of people are friendlier than people themselves because they come together very easily! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Your world of poverty can be recreated to that of affluence simply by speaking the Prince's language. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Sometimes you may feel that your heart is speaking and sometimes you may feel that your mind is speaking. In reality there is only one speaker: Mind! - Mehmet Murat ildan
A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to the world. - Ellen G. White
Generally speaking, if you think something you want to do is wrong, it is. - Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
I am not fond of speaking about politics because I don't have in my possession an army of 200,000 soldiers.
Cynically speaking, one could say that it is true to life to be cynical about it. - Paul Tillich
When you start speaking the "TRUTH" it creates enemies out of Ignorance. But always learn to speak the truth, though, it should be a solid weapon to a positive progression. - Henry Johnson Jr
The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. - Jerome
HEMP, n. A plant from whose fibrous bark is made an article of neckwear which is frequently put on after public speaking in the open air and prevents the wearer from taking cold. - Ambrose Bierce
There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect. - Niccolo Machiavelli
I can honestly say to you, slaves of the press, that if I had as many love affairs as you have given me credit for, I would now be speaking to you from a jar at the Harvard Medical School. - Frank Sinatra
Self-condemnation means speaking against one's own success. If can't stop confirming your incompetencies for what you are competent for, you are unlikely do pursue your true purpose. - Israelmore Ayivor
Those that have lost their lives to suicide were good people, who were in deep, deep pain. Keep speaking about mental illness and keep it out of the darkness. - Mariel Hemingway
Rather than standing or speaking for children, we need to stand with children speaking for themselves. We don't need a political movement for children... [we need to] build environments and policies for our collective future. - Sandra Meucci
Everything in life is speaking in spite of its apparent silence. - Hazrat Inayat Khan
We thought speaking in English meant you were more intelligent. We were wrong of course. It does not matter what language you choose, the important thing is the words you use to express yourself. - Malala Yousafzai
Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. - Gordon B. Hinckley
We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels & free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep & conformists. - Bill Maher
Luz's manner of speaking made it clear that she had no idea what she might say next. It wasn't that she made things up, strictly speaking--only that facts were merely a point of departure for her. - Daniel Alarcón
Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us. - Jim Carroll
Strictly speaking, nothing that’s said is true. (Though one can be the truth, one can’t ever say it.) - Susan Sontag
Pop is about speaking everybody's language. The imagery and iconography we instantly recognize. When you can rely on things that the public already knows, you're dealing with Pop. - Nuno Roque
Speaking to people does not have the same personal intensity as listening to them. The question I put to myself is not 'How many people have you spoken to about Christ this week?' but 'How many people have you listened to in Christ this week? - Eugene H. Peterson
Before speaking, consult your inner-truth barometer, and resist the temptation to tell people only what they want to hear. - Wayne W. Dyer
No settlement with the majority is possible as no Hindu leader speaking with any authority shows any concern or genuine desire for it. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Evolutionarily speaking, love is all about procreation. - Abhijit Naskar
The longing for a man, as you know, is a grand escape. It can arch your mental process to extremes so that, like a gymnast or a ballerina, you’re contorted to such outrageous limits I’m speaking of passion that nothing else matters. I wanted this. I desired diversion. - Vicki Covington
To start speaking my language start reading what I read... start reading what I have written. Listen to what I have listened. - Deyth Banger
The Bible is not only a book which was once spoken, but a book which is NOW SPEAKING. - A.W. Tozer
Honestly speaking honesty can sometimes land you in hot waters - Bangambiki Habyarimana
Speaking less and doing more says more. - Kayambila Mpulamasaka
Don't Ignore Silence Cause It Has A Sound. When It Starts Speaking, Its Louder Than Thousand Volcanoes.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. - Sir Winston Churchill
you've got to cry without weeping, talk without speaking, scream without raising your voice
Any good thing will be ruined by talking negatively about it; similarly bad thing will improve by speaking positive about it. - Dada Bhagwan
It's amusing how people express the fact that they're speechless by speaking.
The real Muslim is the one who prefers speaking the truth even when it is ruinous to him over lying even when it benefits him, and who finds inner peace in doing so. - Ali ibn Abi Talib
When many voices are speaking at once, listen to the one most quiet and gentle. That’s the one worth listening to. ~ Miranda* ~ - Miranda Linda Weisz
If we believe the Canon is closed and Scripture is sufficient, then we believe God is not speaking new words apart from Scripture. - Dan Phillips
Speaking to a 'non-theist', 'How do you what you don't believe in if you have never read the Bible?'". - Belle from Kentucky
Love with your soul. Hear your soul speaking, it will always be your guiding light. - Nikita Dudani
Shades of gray. Even if our colors are bright, as long as we stay silent, we are like a gray mouse. In praise of our speaking out. - Lara Biyuts
As we live our truths, we will communicate across all barriers, speaking for the sources of peace. Peace that is not lack of war, but fierce and positive. - Muriel Rukeyser
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is the resolute acceptance of death.
The speaking of writing is more effective than speaking. - Sanaullah sahil
Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a person of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment recall
. . .to be useful to no one is, strictly speaking, to be worthless. - Rene Descartes
Truly speaking -finding happiness is to do with being selfish, but that doesn't mean true selfish - Praveen Chenna
These two beings, who had loved each other so exclusively, and with so touching a love, and who had lived so long for each other, were now suffering beside one another and through one another; without speaking of it, without harsh feeling, and smiling all the while. - Victor Hugo
If it is considered speaking knowledgeably about malaria by having spent a few weeks traveling into malaria endemic zones and fallen sick from being infected with it, then what is it considered by having lived in the very same malaria endemic zones for years without being infected by it? - T.K. Naliaka
...and frankly speaking, I don't give a damn. - Yuvika Mathur -Gone with the time.
Generally speaking, I try not to generalize. - Addison C. Arthur
I might’ve found a way to cure them. Crystal said in a jumble of words. Cure them? Permanently? Yes sir. He thought about this a moment before speaking, You’ve got two weeks, can you do it by then? That’s plenty of time sir, thank you. - Julia Barkey
Never having been able to succeed in the world, he took his revenge by speaking ill of it. - Voltaire
Speaking calls for risk, speaking calls for a sense of what one has to lose. Not just what one has to gain. - Anne Deavere Smith
No nation ancient or modern ever lost the liberty of freely speaking, writing, or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves.
Speaking of happiness, those distinctive moments are found outdoors in the fall, in the winter and always in the mountains where people are few, wildlife is abundant and there is peace in the quiet. - Donna Lynn Hope
She wasn't actually speaking to me, she was singing a kind of lullaby of talk. But, eventually, the music stopped. - Alice Sebold
Speaking about work isn’t working. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Yawns are not the only infectious things out there besides germs.Giggles can spread from person to person.So can blushing.But maybe the most powerful infectious thing is the act of speaking the truth. - Vera Nazarian
Mama, I love you and miss you so very much. The absence of of your physical presence propels me further into understanding the spirit. I am inspired to be aware and mindful of everything around me because there-- you exist, always speaking to me and always with me. - Kayko Tamaki
All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears - of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, of speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words "Some Assembly Required". - Dave Barry
My friends joke that I’m dead until I get onstage. I’m dead right now as you’re speaking to me. - Lady Gaga
People who are adept in healthy self-expression exercise front-end consideration before speaking. - Laurie Buchanan, PhD
If you ask an introvert a question, wait until she thinks about it. Introverts think before speaking, not through speaking. If you want to get to the good stuff, you need to slow down. - Laurie Helgoe
The vibrations on the air are the breath of God speaking to man's soul. Music is the language of God. We musicians are as close to God as man can be. We hear his voice, we read his lips, we give birth to the children of God, who sing his praise. That's what musicians are. - Stephen J. Rivele
Another purpose for speaking in tongues is the edification of the church. - Sunday Adelaja
Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. - Evan Esar
Racists are everywhere, but historically speaking the real danger came from Progressives that desired the power of the state to engineer society upon a racial lines. - A.E. Samaan
Sometimes the signs and signals of the non-language speaking world are not very clear. Then we have to walk in trust, move forward step by small step, until we are sure of the proper path. - Elaine Seiler
Not all of Derrida's writing is to everyone's taste. He had an irritating habit of overusing the rhetorical question, which lends itself easily to parody: 'What is it, to speak? How can I even speak of this? Who is this "I" who speaks of speaking? - Terry Eagleton
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
He who is truly honest with his words will be shown instantly ,upon his speaking , by the mother nature the picture first of the people who are either the worst or the best to him and others of his nature. - Anuj Somany
Are you speaking your mind or expressing your feelings? - Ramana Pemmaraju
Now you see, Dr. Stadler, you're speaking as if this book were addressing to a thinking audience. If it were, one would have to be concerned with such matters as accuracy, validity, logic and the prestige of science. But it isn't. It's addressed to the public. - Ayn Rand
Without speaking, one can win the trust of a person by one's conduct - Ravi Ranjan Goswami
speaking out loud about anything which is in mind or brain is important !!Everyone can't. - Afsarah Jahin
Biologically speaking, you are the child of Mother Nature, and neurologically speaking, you are the heirs of immortal bliss. - Abhijit Naskar
Speaking the truth is the main attribute of a pure hearted person. - Eraldo Banovac
Speaking as a Christian, I find the Apostle Paul appealing and the apostle Peale appalling. - Adlai E. Stevenson II
What seeks you when you are not seeking, is the universe's way of speaking to you without speaking. - Jennifer Sodini
Although life and I are not always in love with each other, we do remain on close speaking terms. - Brian Randleas Harmony
There comes a stage in the life of a person having feelings, when both i.e speaking out and keeping mum on a matter that concerns everyone becomes equally painful. - Anuj Somany
Sleep on it until your thoughts are rational and your tongue is capable of speaking only kindness and truth. - Toni Sorenson
Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another. - George Ebers
Think of it." Now he is speaking to you, no one but you. "It may not matter what we want for science, or what we think is ethical. All we must do is provide the right environment, and let the heart do what it desires. The heart wants to beat. - Stephen Kiernan
You must be more gentle, dear, more sedate,' Ellen told her daughter. 'You must not interrupt gentlemen when they are speaking, even if you do think you know more about matters than they do. Gentlemen do not like forward girls. - Margaret Mitchell
The moment you stand by an abuser and choose to remain silent you become an abuser also. In essence, you are telling God that your comfort is more important that speaking out for what is right and true. - Shannon L. Alder
Only by investing and speaking yourvision with passion can the truth, oneway or the other, finally penetrate thereluctance of the world. - Søren Kierkegaard
Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding. - Stephen King
I have the distinction of speaking to you from one of the few countries that still has a communist party. - Dennis Miller
It's always too soon to quit! Believe in the goodness of God practically speaking. - Eric C. Maynard
I am asked and I’m speaking to young Canada now are there rewards in public life? There are not monetary but there is a tremendous satisfaction in being able to say I tried, I stood. - John G. Diefenbaker
Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. - Nichols Parks
Who can tell who will be the President a year from now? -- John F. Kennedy, speaking to the president of Harvard about why he did not want to delay signing documents relating to a future JFK Presidential Library, 2 October 1963. - John F. Kennedy
Children live in a world of dreams and imagination, a world of aliveness… There is a voice of wonder and amazement inside all of us; but we grow to realize we can no longer hear it, and we live in silence. It isn’t that God stopped speaking; it is that our lives became louder. - Mike Yaconelli
Instantly I regretted my decision. It was one of those times when you hear yourself saying something, and it seems like a good idea at the time, but once you blurt it out you can hardly believe it's you speaking. What was I thinking? - lisa shuler
...morally speaking, there is no limit to the concern one must feel for the suffering of human beings, that indifference to evil is worse than evil itself, that in a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
The problem isn't that they all speak bad about me. The problem is that they all feel comfortable speaking bad about me to you. - Monika Ramzy
To live in denial of caring deeply, to hold oneself back from speaking from the heart as a means of self protection, to speak in whispers, to describe what you have together as "this." Oh the sweet sadness of forbidden love. - Cheryld
In this world of dreams, drifting off still more; and once again speaking and dreaming of dreams. Just let it be. - Ryokan
However, the primary job of a servant of God is to speak or to write words to convict people of God's truth. So, in the speaking or in the writing of words, he witnesses for God. - Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Generally speaking, I resolve to change my life on average maybe thirty to forty times a week, usually at about two a.m, drunk, ore early the next morning, hungover. - David Nicholls
We are looking to brands for poetry and for spirituality, because we're not getting those things from our communities or from each other. When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration? - Naomi Klein
Books that teach us to dance: There are writers who, by portraying the impossible as possible, and by speaking of morality and genius as if both were high-spirited freedom, as if man were rising up on tiptoe and simply had to dance out of inner pleasure. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We have come to a point in time where using common sense, speaking factual truths and asking honest questions have been deemed radical behavior. While in turn, manipulation, thoughtlessness and dishonesty is often rewarded and rules the day. - Gary Hopkins
A society that robs an individual of the product of his effort, or enslaves him, or attempts to limit the freedom of his mind, or compels him to act against his own rational judgment ... is not, strictly speaking, a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang-rule. - Ayn Rand
That which we cannot speak of is the one thing about whom and to whom we must never stop speaking. - Peter Rollins
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