Speak Quotes

Speak Quotes by Big L, Yvette Nicole Brown, Nhat Hanh, Janet Mock, Carson McCullers, Max Frisch and many others.

Some girls barely speak, but always askin' for a dollar

Some girls barely speak, but always askin’ for a dollar.
Big L
It’s very rare, as an actor, to be someplace – to have an address, so to speak.
Yvette Nicole Brown
When we change our daily lives – the way we think, speak and act – we change the world.
Nhat Hanh
When you hear anyone policing the bodies of trans women, misgendering and othering us, and violently exiling us from spaces, you should not dismiss it as a trans issue that trans women should speak out against. You should be engaged in the dialogue, discourse, and activism that challenges the very fibers of your movement.
Janet Mock
That was the best of all. To speak the truth and be attended.
Carson McCullers
Travelling, gentlemen, is medieval, today we have means of communication, not to speak of tomorrow and the day after, means of communication that bring the world into our homes, to travel from one place to another is atavistic.
Max Frisch
I think people should read fairy tales, because were hungry for a mythology that will speak to our fears.
Sandra Cisneros
Patience is like good motor oil. It doesn’t remove all the contaminants. It just puts them into suspension so they don’t get into your works and seize them up. Patient people have, so to speak, a large crankcase. They can put a lot of irritants into suspension.
Cornelius Plantinga
The highest things, the things that really matter, we cannot achieve on our own; we have to accept them as gifts and enter in to the dynamic of the gift, so to speak.
Pope Benedict XVI
The city is as large as Seville or Cordova; its streets, I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight; some of these, and all the inferior ones, are half land and half water, and are navigated by canoes.
Hernan Cortes
I was trying to get out of the night clubs and was thinking maybe I’ll go to the colleges now; that’s where you can speak your mind.
George Carlin
It is astonishing that in a country so devoted to the individual, so many people should be afraid to speak.
James A. Baldwin
It is a great misfortune not to possess sufficient wit to speak well, nor sufficient judgment to keep silent.
Jean de la Bruyere
When the Scripture speaks, God speaks
Martin Luther
The things that can restore us have to get in, too. This is what the wisdom of an open heart is all about. All the spiritual traditions speak of this but I love the Tibetan tradition: “A spiritual warrior always has a crack in his heart because that is how the mysteries can get in.”
Mark Nepo
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.
Jason Wiles
Then I will speak upon the ashes.
Sojourner Truth
God must be allowed the right to speak unpredictably…. We must find him in our enemy, or we may lose him even in our friend. We must find him in the pagan or we will lose him in our own selves, substituting for his living presence an empty abstraction.
Thomas Merton
Seeds carry life from generation to generation without end. Through the seeds speak the voices of the ancestors. Each time we plant a seed, we become ancestors for the generations to come.
Kenny Ausubel
It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth as plainly and precisely as we can.
Sargent Shriver
You speak to me in riddles, you speak to me in rhymes, my body aches to breathe your breath, your word keeps me alive.
Sarah McLachlan
It is always a taut moment in a foreign country waiting to see if your English-speaking guide speaks English.
Peg Bracken
Whoa, lady, I only speak two languages, English and bad English.
Bruce Willis
You like rock? Little boy, I’m not your friend. I’m not your Dark-Hunter and I’m not your friggin’ date. You only speak to me when I ask you a question. Otherwise you keep your mouth shut, your eyes off me, and you might live long enough to get me to the French Quarter. (Zarek)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The great man does not think beforehand of his words that they may be sincere, nor of his actions that they may be resolute- he simply speaks and does what is right.
I grew up in a physical world, and I speak English. The next generation is growing up in a digital world, and they speak social.
Angela Ahrendts
Anybody who speaks quietly and shrivels up in company is unbelievably arrogant.
Orson Welles
What thou intendest to do, speak not of before thou doest it.
Pittacus of Mytilene
That’s here on CBS, where the ‘C’ stands for ‘Classy’ and the ‘BS’ speaks for itself.
Craig Ferguson
I would love to learn other languages, maybe French? My uncle speaks German so maybe also German? Chinese seems to be too difficult.
Rafael Nadal
I think I can speak for all four of us on the show here. We all consider ourselves to be feminists and we get very upset when people don’t think we are. We’re like, where did this come from? Of course we are.
Kristin Davis
When it comes to judging individuals, I do not like remarks such as ‘too good to be true.’ They speak as though one is rewarding the nature of evil. Yet, ironically, we still wonder where all the good people have gone.
Criss Jami
Go out and speak for the inarticulate and the submerged.
Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook
We will not hesitate to speak out when we see actions that contradict those values.
Barack Obama
Why do you speak to me of the stones? It is only the arch that matters to me.
Kublai Khan
When a person has an accent, it means he can speak one more language than you
Fernando Lamas
The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. And there are so many silences to be broken.
Audre Lorde
To be successful in my native France, where people speak the same language and understand me, is nothing.
Edith Piaf
Both John F. Kennedy and Nelson Mandela use the same three-word phrase which in my mind says it all, which is ‘Freedom is indivisible. You can’t slice it up, otherwise it ceases to be freedom. You can dislike Charlie Hebdo … but the fact that you dislike them has nothing to do with their right to speak.
Salman Rushdie
To sway an audience, you must watch them as you speak.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Plainly, children learn their language. I don’t speak Swahili. And it cannot be that my language is ‘an innate property of our brain.’ Otherwise I would have been genetically programmed to speak (some variety of) English.
Noam Chomsky
We can speak about the institution, but ultimately the bar is the group that both is in touch with the public on the one hand and understands the judicial institution on the other
Stephen Breyer
We call a thing big or little with reference to what it is wont to be, as we speak of a small elephant or a big rat.
D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson
If we taught children to speak, they’d never learn.
William Hull
I truly believe that if you put your goals in writing, speak them out loud and work for them, they will happen.
The idea in The Man that Would Be King was that the music should recreate all that majestic surrounding and emphasize the adventure, but also speak about the frustration or, rather said, the curse of both protagonists, even before happened what happens them.
Maurice Jarre
I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.
Arthur Miller
The oncoming trouble I speak of is climate change. It’s going to affect all of you in the same way the Second World War consumed people of my parent’s generation.
Bill Nye
One leaf left on a branch and not a sound of sadness or despair. One leaf left on a branch and no unhappiness. One leaf left all by itself in the air and it does not speak of loneliness or death. One leaf and it spends itself in swaying mildly in the breeze.
David Ignatow
I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you might nudge the world a little or make a poem that children will speak for you when you are dead.
Tom Stoppard
It’s much easier to be convincing if you care about your topic. Figure out what’s important to you about your message and speak from the heart.
Nicholas Boothman
A play is basically a long, formalistic polemic. You can write it without the poetry, and if you do, you may have a pretty good play. We know this because we see plays in translation. Not many people speak Norwegian or Danish or whatever guys like Ibsen spoke, or Russian – yet we understand Chekhov and the others.
David Mamet
I think I need to accept the fact that I am where I am today because fans have shared my music illegally and legally, but I wouldn’t be here today without the Internet, so I can’t speak out against it.
Ed Sheeran
Those who advocate common usage in philosophy sometimes speak in a manner that suggests the mystique of the ‘common man.’
Bertrand Russell
He who speaks, he who writes is above all one who speaks on behalf of all those who have no voice.
Victor Serge
Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.
Marshall McLuhan
to speak as black, female, and commercial lawyer has rendered me simultaneously universal, trendy, and marginal.
Patricia J. Williams
My opinion’s no more important than anyone else’s. It’s just that I have the ability to have access to more ears when I speak because of my job.
Lisa Edelstein
In four ways … should one who flatters be understood as a foe in the guise of a friend: He approves of his friend’s evil deeds, he disapproves his friend’s good deeds, he praises him in his presence, he speaks ill of him in his absence.
Gautama Buddha
When I first arrived in the country, I really didn’t speak much of the language. I knew two words coming here, and they were ‘Hello’ and ‘Shut up.’
Ilhan Omar
Samassi Abou don’t speak the English too good.
Harry Redknapp
It is not enough these days to simply QUESTION AUTHORITY. You have to speak with it, too.
Taylor Mali
The names of persons and living creatures demand respect, because when we speak to them we touch their heart and become a part of thier life force.
Isabel Allende
Hillary is in Iowa to listen to what the people are saying – because if you want her to speak, that will cost you $200,000. So she’s there listening.
David Letterman
Of course what is talked about in the U.N. General Assembly is very important. Officials, the leaders of nations, appear there to speak of the most important topics – what they perceive to be the most important topics.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Don’t front, don’t put something out there that you feel isn’t realistic and doesn’t portray who you are. Just be yourself, be you, and don’t be afraid to speak your mind.
Chloe Grace Moretz
What makes for great art is the courage to speak and write and paint what you know and care about.
Audrey Flack
My mum said she remembers me asking her if she’d take me to ballet lessons when I was about two and a half. She said I could barely speak, and yet was asking for ballet lessons.
Joanne Froggatt
I realize after spending so long working with images, semiotic deconstruction and redeployment becomes second nature. We all speak with images. I guess I look at everything sideways nowadays.
Michael Salu
People write or speak sentences in order to produce an effect, and the success of a sentence is measured by the degree to which the desired effect has been achieved.
Stanley Fish
One of the reasons it has seemed so difficult for a person to change his habits, his personality, or his way of life, has been that heretofore nearly all efforts at change have been directed to the circumference of the self, so to speak, rather than to the center.
Maxwell Maltz
We cannot be speakers who do not listen. But neither can we be listeners who do not speak.
Mahatma Gandhi
One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
Ivan Turgenev
The compelling truth of the Restoration is that the heavens are open. This Church is a Church of revelation. Our challenge is not one in getting the Lord to speak to us. Our challenge is learning to hear what He has to say.
Sheri L. Dew
It is important that you say what you mean to say. Time is too short. You must speak the words that matter.
Kate DiCamillo
Instead of taking care to acquaint ourselves with others, we only think of making ourselves known to them. It would be better to listen to other people in order to become enlightened rather than to speak so as to shine in front of them.
Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
Carl Sandburg
Religion is never devoid of emotion, any more than love is. It is not a defect of religion, but rather its glory, that it speaks always the language of feeling.
D. Elton Trueblood
I am, like anybody else, full of contradictions and personality traits, and I don’t know which ones to speak from as a stand-up or what aspects of myself to ask an audience to identify with.
Andy Daly
I love the way an Irish man, they can hardly speak proper English, is doing William Shakespeare. So I find that extraordinary as I get older. But I always see music, live shows, performances as moments and to really get there you’ve just got to actually get into the essence, flesh and the blood.
Gavin Friday
A good trainer can hear a horse speak to him. A great trainer can hear him whisper.
Monty Roberts
This clay, so strong of heart, of sense so fine,Surely such clay is more than half divine–‘Tis only fools speak evil of the clay,The very stars are made of clay like mine.
Omar Khayyam
You speak your mind, don’t you…? A rare find in a woman.
Marianne Wiggins
President Abbas, you’ve dedicated your life to advancing the Palestinian cause. Must this conflict continue for generations, or will we enable our children and our grandchildren to speak in years ahead of how we found a way to end it? That’s what we should aim for, and that’s what I believe we can achieve.
Benjamin Netanyahu
The goal of prayer is to live all of my life and speak all of my words in the joyful awareness of the presence of God. Prayer becomes real when we grasp the reality and goodness of God’s constant presence with ‘the real me.’ Jesus lived his everyday life in conscious awareness of his Father.
John Ortberg
I have had fun being who I became, so to speak.
Madeleine Albright
It is my conviction that in time of war, when the cannon speaks with its powerful voice, the less we speak the better.
Benito Mussolini
I don’t just talk about jewelry and cars and houses and belittling those that don’t have that. I’m a democrat. I speak for the democrats. I speak for the soil.
Who speaks is not who writes, and who writes is not who is.
Roland Barthes
Well, I have a Norwegian father who emigrated to America in the 1950s, and he still speaks with varying degrees of an accent. Over my lifetime my ear has been well-tuned to that accent. Any first generation kid has that wonderful gift from their parents.
Christopher Heyerdahl
This is a day on which we pay our respects to those who have endured the unimaginable. This is an occasion for the world to speak up against the unspeakable. It is long overdue that a day be dedicated to remembering and supporting the many victims and survivors of torture around the world.
Kofi Annan
The wise speak only of what they know
J. R. R. Tolkien
I am glad you are come. When I was in England I desired that some one would speak the Great Word to me. I will go up and speak to the wise men of our nation, and I hope they will hear.
Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier. Everyone should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile. Joy shows from the eyes. It appears when we speak and walk. It cannot be kept closed inside us. It reacts outside. Joy is very infectious.
Mother Teresa
The language that nature speaks is the same language that we invented for mathematics. That’s just an amazing piece of luck, which we don’t understand.
Freeman Dyson
I grew up with landscape as a recourse, with the possibility of exiting the horizontal realm of social relations for a vertical alignment with earth and sky, matter and spirit. Vast open spaces speak best to this craving, the spaces I myself first found in the desert and then in the western grasslands.
Rebecca Solnit
Nothing is easy, and life can be extremely tough, but there’s always a yin to the yang, so to speak. It’s up to you to seek it out, embrace it, and live happily ever after. No matter how bad the hand you’ve been dealt may seem, there’s always a way to play it.
Alex Gaskarth
My recent retirement from full-time teaching to the status of research professor at University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) encouraged me to come out, so to speak.
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
The Lord will give His righteous servants opportunities to be bold as lions when they speak in His name and as witnesses in His priesthood.
Henry B. Eyring
Perfect grammar – persistent, continuous, sustained – is the fourth dimension, so to speak; many have sought it, but none has found it.
Mark Twain
I think good work, sincerity and discipline speak for themselves.
Dia Mirza
When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I’ll have no ego to injure.
Aaron McGruder
When words fail, the guitar speaks.
George Szell
There is no detraction worse than to overpraise a man, for if his worth proves short of what report doth speak of him, his own actions are ever giving the lie to his honor.
Owen Feltham
It is not possible to speak of the right to choose when a clear moral evil is involved, when what is at stake is the commandment, Do not kill!
Mother Teresa
This is why for thousands of years Christians have found the cross to be so central to life. It speaks to us of God’s suffering, God’s pain, God’s broken heart. It’s God making the first move and then waiting for our response.
Rob Bell
I spoke French a bit, and I could speak a bit of this and that, and when you were taught those things by people who couldn’t really do it, you can do some pretty wonderfully, imaginative horrific things to teachers.
Diane Cilento
Where do you come from? And where are you going? Look up, speak nicely, and don’t twiddle your fingers all the time.
Lewis Carroll
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.
Roger Ebert
The prize and punishments are incentives toward unnatural or forced effort, and, therefore we certainly cannot speak of the natural development of the child in connection with them.
Maria Montessori
When I came here, I couldn’t speak a word of English, but my sex life was perfect. Now my English is perfect but my sex life is rubbish
Julio Iglesias
I wish there is a world where any one can know the truth and speak there mind with freedom without having to fear for their lives (Rinko, Basara, Vol. 13)
Yumi Tamura
Speak out your mind and your heart, you won’t be bored.
If you don’t speak out now when it matters, when would it matter for you to speak out?
Jim Hightower
I think my daughters have a pretty healthy self-awareness but I can’t speak on their behalf.
Annie Lennox
People respect us, they love us and they’re entertained by us, so it’s like when you trust somebody on that level, it’s a lot easier to speak some real knowledge into their minds.
Kofi Siriboe
As for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great, that I look and do not see, — Listen and do not hear — the tongue moves but does not speak … I want you to pray for me — that I let Him have free hand.
Mother Teresa
Certainly in the modern age where everything is glossed over, when somebody speaks their mind, the majority of the public go, I’d love to have said that.
Pete Waterman
Sex is the Universal Language in which nobody speaks; they don’t have to.
George Burns
For me, being a top coach means more than just teaching football. That includes empathy, it means that you can speak to a group, that you can deal with the media – you have to be able to do all of that. I would not describe myself as blind in this regard, but a top coach also includes titles.
Julian Nagelsmann
Part of the popularity with Louis Farrakhan has less to do with the content of his message and more to do with the form that he portrays himself – as being a free, black person who speaks what is on his mind with boldness and fearlessness. Who is willing to pay the consequences.
Cornel West
[Art] can speak its own language only as long as the images are alive which refuse and refute the established order.
Herbert Marcuse
I think it is important for me to speak out on social issues. Sometimes people will agree with me. Sometimes people will disagree with me. I don’t take that personally.
Charles Barkley
We have seen an unprecedented gathering of the leaders of black America coming together to speak with one voice, … The whole spectrum of black thought was represented on this stage … .
This tells us that a new day is dawning in America.
Louis Farrakhan
When the Lord is your confidence you will never find yourself at all deceived by the ways and speech of men and women, though they be very brilliant, if they speak outside of the Principle that demonstrates healing and goodness and life.
Emma Curtis Hopkins
… love dreads being isolated, being left to speak in a void — at the beginning it would often rather listen than speak.
Elizabeth Bowen
I am the Love that dare not speak its name.
Alfred Douglas
Training- training is everything; training is all there is to a person. We speak of nature; it is folly; there is no such thing as nature; what we call by that misleading name is merely heredity and training. We have no thoughts of our own, no opinions of our own; they are transmitted to us, trained into us.
Mark Twain
No notes. You speak from deep in your heart. It’s easy.
Manny Pacquiao
The proof of a high education is the ability to speak about complex matters as simply as possible.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner. I would not have told the people of Israel to seek me if I could not be found. I, the Lord, speak only what is true and declare only what is right.
Don’t let it worry you, not being able to speak,’Dustfinger had often told her. ‘People tend not to listen anyway, right?
Cornelia Funke
What works in a story is very different than what works in cinema. For example, dialogue in books: If you translate it too faithfully, it sounds a little stilted, because we often don’t speak the way we speak in novels. Oral language is much punchier, shorter sentences.
Yann Martel
Speak Peace is a book that comes at an appropriate time when anger and violence dominates human attitudes. Marshall Rosenberg gives us the means to create peace through our speech and communication. A brilliant book.
Arun Manilal Gandhi
Before we can speak God’s message, we must learn to listen. The opened ear comes before the opened mouth.
A. B. Simpson
Take the dead from the dead, the old proverb said; only a corpse may speak true prophecy.
Stephen King
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, to speak dishonorably is pardonable.
The journalists have constructed for themselves a little wooden chapel, which they also call the Temple of Fame, in which they put up and take down portraits all day long and make such a hammering you can’t hear yourself speak.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
To be an intellectual really means to speak a truth that allows suffering to speak.
Cornel West
God speaks to us every day only we don’t know how to listen.
Mahatma Gandhi
What you are speaks louder than what you say.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
I do not assume to speak for anyone. I know I speak in direct opposition to the wishes of many by whom I am surrounded.
Victoria Woodhull
Thou speak’st like him’s untutored to repeat: Who makes the fairest show means most deceit.
William Shakespeare
I cannot see how it can be argued that one should speak in tones of reverence and awe about the alleged divine instruction-in Psalms-to grab the defenseless bodies of innocent infants and dash their brains out against the nearest rocks or walls.
Steve Allen
How does the poet speak to men with power, but by being still more a man than they
John Keats
I’m beating down the Internet as we speak.
Speak your dream into existence and the universe will attract the right circumstances and conditions for it to be realized.
Marcus Thomas
You need to find somebody who will speak the same language. We understand that we couldn’t have any kind of discussion without permission, without a legal framework behind it.
Anatoly Chubais
Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! A message from the dead – from human souls we never saw, who lived, perhaps, thousands of miles away. And yet these, in those little sheets of paper, speak to us, arouse us, terrify us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.
Charles Kingsley
Wait until you are hungry to say something, until there is an aching in you to speak.
Natalie Goldberg
I will speak with a straight tongue.
Chief Joseph
Internal and external are ultimately one. When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Love and compassion arise, and they affect the world.
Eckhart Tolle
The light around someone who speaks truth, who consistently acts with compassion for all, even in great difficulty, is visible to all around them.
Jack Kornfield
God speaks in the silence of the heart, and we listen. And then we speak to God from the fullness of our heart, and God listens. And this listening and this speaking is what prayer is meant to be.
Mother Teresa
Listen to many, speak to a few.
William Shakespeare
The way you speak to others can offer them joy, happiness, self-confidence, hope, trust, and enlightenment. Mindful speaking is a deep practice.
Nhat Hanh
For with G. D., to be absent from the body is sometimes (not to speak profanely) to be present with the Lord.
Charles Lamb
Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another.
Augusto Roa Bastos
Babies who have not yet been taught to speak any language are the only race of the earth, the race of man: all the rest is pretence, what we call civilization, hatred, fear, desire for strength.
William Saroyan
Chance and chance alone has a message for us. Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute. Only chance can speak to us.
Milan Kundera
I myself smoke, but my wife asked me to speak today on the harmfulness of tobacco, so what can I do? If it’s tobacco, then let it be tobacco.
Anton Chekhov
My family is from the south of Italy in this little place called Calabria. It’s a big part of my family, the Italian culture. I grew up around it. My parents speak Italian, and I speak Italian.
Alessia Cara
10 ways to love: listen, speak, give, pray, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, promise.
Will Smith
As we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war.
Barack Obama
The lower one speaks the closer a woman listens.
Marcel Achard
They believe themselves Lucifer’s equals, Cain, all these pitiful little gnats. But there is only one that we have ever owned to be our superior. There is but one greater than us, and to him… to him we no longer speak.
Neil Gaiman
Nothing speaks our grief so well as to speak nothing.
Richard Crashaw
As I traveled from one country to another, no one knew anything about me. So I could be anybody, I could speak as I wished, act as I wished, dress as I wished
Kathleen Turner
The Eleventh Commandment: don’t speak ill of a fellow Republican. What if the fellow Republican is doing something that hurts America? Isn’t it the patriot who sides with America before he sides with the Republicans?
Bill Maher
As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama’s snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal.
Michelle Malkin
Most Muslim women know it is fear and curiosity that cause people to stare. They know it is ignorance and stereotypes that cause people to suppose that a piece of material covering the hair strips a woman of the ability to speak English, pursue a career, work a remote control.
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Although I feel very French, a part of my heart is in the States. When my brother and I arrived, we didnt really speak any English, and when we left, thats all we spoke when we played together. It was just a beautiful place to grow up.
Delphine Arnault
Journalists are notoriously easy to kid. All you have to do is speak to a journalist in a very serious tone of voice, and he will be certain that you are either telling the truth or a big, important lie.
P. J. O’Rourke
True worship is when the spirit, the immortal and invisible part of man, speaks to and meets with God, who is immortal and invisible.
William Barclay
This is what magic is. It’s being able to speak in a voice which makes things happen, being able to speak in a voice which causes facts to be beheld by groups of people in a way that has been purged from profane language, for us relegated to poetry and that sort of thing.
Terence McKenna
When our friends are present we ought to treat them well; and when they are absent, to speak of them well.
In Zen, actions speak louder than words. Doing is more important than knowing, and knowledge which cannot be translated into action is of little worth.
Thich Thien-An
I don’t think the important part of making music is the method used but rather the spirit put into it, so to speak.
Varg Vikernes
A thousand years hence, every German will speak with awe of Stalingrad and remember that it was there that Germany put the seal on her victory.
Joseph Goebbels
He may well speak French and Latin and half a dozen languages, but since he has nothing to say – what good are they?
Philippa Gregory
You have this preconceived notion of him [Sly Stallone] as a big, tough guy, but he speaks four languages and he likes to watercolor.
Rachael Leigh Cook
But be that as it may, I think it is more respectful to you that I should speak to you upon and do my best to interest you in the subject which has occupied me, and in which I am myself most interested.
Arthur Cayley
The simple part is, every thought we think and every word we speak is creating our future. If you change your thinking, you can change your life.
Louise Hay
The man who is asked by an author what he thinks of his work is put to the torture and is not obliged to speak the truth.
Samuel Johnson
Guess who’s running for president? Jeb Bush. Jeb was governor of Florida and he speaks fluent Spanish, which raises the question: What language did his brother speak? What was that?
David Letterman
The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses.
Lowell Thomas
It is difficult sharing and capturing so many years of memories and the people behind the words-and even though that guest book can speak volumes, in between, the pages remain so silent.
Eugenie Anderson
When I present or speak, I write the slides myself. And regarding time, I would like to be able to publish more than I do.
Padmasree Warrior
If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.
E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
Try never to speak of your enemies by name. Any publicity is still publicity – and there are those for whom your disapproval constitutes a recommendation.
L. Neil Smith
Always speak politely to an enraged Dragon.
Steven Brust
To despise theory is to have the excessively vain pretension to do without knowing what one does, and to speak without knowing what one says.
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
The language of [Catholic] mysticism – its repeated attempts to lay consciousness itself bare and speak all the intensely opposing yet interconnected parts of it that cannot be spoken.
Helen Oyeyemi
The playwright’s rendition of Abraham Lincoln remembers a pitiful little paddlewheel he saw that he could only generate steam to EITHER blow the ship’s whistle OR move the wheel. Just as the little ship could not do both, Lincoln fears that very few can actually think and speak at the same time.
Norman Corwin
Music can speak louder than words, and I will use my music to speak out on behalf of children everywhere.
Judy Collins
When someone’s an actor and you’re an actor, you meet them and you feel like you know them. We’re in the same business, and we all speak the same comedy language.
Harold Ramis
Speak against unconscious oppression, Speak against the tyranny of the unimaginative, Speak against bonds.
Ezra Pound
When we know exactly all a man’s views and how he comes to speak and act so and so, we lose any respect for him, though we may love and admire him.
James Boswell
One often speaks without seeing, without knowing, without meaning what one says.
Jacques Derrida
It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad, and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent, but silence is better than idle words.
I don’t like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
Henry Ward Beecher
It is our duty never to speak ill of others, you know; least of all when we know that to do so will be the cause of much pain and trouble.
George Gissing
The fact that our hearts don’t all speak in the same way
is not cause or justification to discriminate.
Chuck Robb
Yo, why can’t I speak out and then have fun? Why can’t I just be a human? Why can’t I just do what I want? People just want to keep you in one type of box or lane.
Joey Badass
Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvelous time!
Julia Child
The sense of the world must lie outside the world… What we cannot speak about we must remain silent about… What can be described can happen too, and what is excluded by the laws of causality cannot be described.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
In an instant he became aware that the tourist was about to try his own peculiar brand of linguistics, which meant that he would speak loudly and slowly in his own language.
Terry Pratchett
I cannot speak for the way God deals with others; I only know how he deals with me personally.
C. S. Lewis
Respectable society believed in God in order to avoid having to speak about him.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Tokyo Sonata speaks to us, with feeling and passion, as one of the most eloquent statements on the world today that we are likely to see in this moviegoing year.
Andrew Sarris
I speak five languages, which actually makes it easier when you join a new team. You can settle much quicker because you can help team-mates much faster and better. People need to be careful around me, though – I can understand everything.
Petr Cech
I believe that a triangle, if it could speak, would say that God is eminently triangular, and a circle that the divine nature is eminently circular; and thus would every one ascribe his own attributes to God.
Baruch Spinoza
Music is powerful. It is the only thing that can speak into your mind, your heart and your soul without your permission.
Emmanuel Jal
I put so much pop culture in my movies because we speak about pop culture all the time. But, for some reason, movies exist in a world where there’s no pop culture.
Will Gluck
If everyone is speaking caterpillar, don’t be afraid to speak butterfly. When it’s time to awaken, nothing else will suit you.
Tama J. Kieves
Compassion speaks with a slight accent. She was a vulnerable child, miserable in school, cold, shy … In ninth grade she was befriended by Courage. Courage lent Compassion bright sweaters, explained the slang, showed her how to play volleyball.
J. Ruth Gendler
Each of you, for himself, by himself and on his own responsibility, must speak.
Mark Twain
I come from an era, in my world, where you just had to define yourself as who you are and what you do. I happen to be an actor. I happen to be someone that loves to act, that also likes music, that also likes to speak, and that also has an opinion.
Idris Elba
In our behavior, in the words we write and speak, we can become ambassadors of God’s inspiration. Whenever we strive to lift up others in ways that are good and noble we are serving as radiating centers for God’s inspiration.
Wilferd Peterson
I work really hard on the shows and I think the shows speak for themselves. I don’t want to construct the show to prove something.
Bo Burnham
I was in sixth grade the first time I was required to speak in front of an audience. I had terrible stage fright and felt quite ill, in fact, by the time I had to give my little talk to students in another class across the hall.
Steve Allen
You find yourself in the world, without any power, immovable as a rock, stupid, so to speak, as a log of wood.
Nicolas Malebranche
Economists who speak the English tongue are strangely intimidated by mathematical symbols.
Al Nichol
The nature of language may determine what most people say, but I always speak my own meaning.
Mason Cooley
They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
When I have time to sit and reflect on the different situations that I face every day, I’ll be able to speak more succinctly about the challenges as a woman.
Mindy Kaling
When people refuse to speak out for too long, it’s like water that’s stagnant and starts to rot!
August Strindberg
I don’t speak particularly well. That’s one of the consequences of being extremely ugly.
Chris Martin
God, I mean I had so many people tell me, ‘What you’re doing doesn’t work.’ I used to have to get on stage and apologize for talking the way that I speak.
Aisha Tyler
Nothing speaks louder or more powerfully than a life of integrity
Charles R. Swindoll
Your true potential will speak as loud as your willingness to listen will allow it.  If you simply breathe for the next 365 days, your life is going to be different, but is that the “different” you want to create in your life?  You have to make your possibilities welcome in your life.
Mary Morrissey
For men are not equal: thus speaks justice.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Speak with your own voice and be as unique as you possibly can.
John Dyer Baizley
For too long, our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a ‘rite of passage’ and by asking students to simply ‘get over it.’ Those attitudes need to change. Every day, students are bullied into silence and are afraid to speak up. Let’s break this silence and end school bullying.
Linda Sanchez
Good marketing speaks to human beings – the way human beings understand and take in information.
Simon Sinek
We’re not descended from fearful men – not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular.
Edward R. Murrow
When you come across with the ideas that you don’t like and even hate, do these three things: Be tolerant, be tolerant and be tolerant! Let them speak! Let the stupid and even the fools speak! Protecting freedom of expression under every circumstance is an honour for a man!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Phyllis Schlafly speaks for all American women who oppose equal rights for themselves.
Andy Rooney
I don’t think you should wait. I think you should speak now.
Taylor Swift
I met Kim Kardashian in a nightclub once, and she was really nice. Kanye was with her, but he didn’t speak. He just looked at me.
Chris Lilley
Public conversations about who we are and who we want to be are key to the vitality of our democracy, and leaders can seed those conversations when they speak out their own views.
Abhijit Banerjee
It is difficult to restrain admirers of Shakespeare once they have begun to speak of him.
Isak Dinesen
I feel like I’m trying to speak in a very loving way or a very nonspecific way. I really just want to talk about peace and love and equality. The fact that anybody couldn’t get behind equality or love – those are things that are their problem.
Jim James
What a marvelous and wonderful thing is #‎ prayer . Think of it. We can actually speak with our Father in #‎ Heaven .
Gordon B. Hinckley
I speak my mind and come from a place of conscience, as well as have fun as a musician.
Bonnie Raitt
The soul is silent. If it speaks at all it speaks in dreams.
Louise GluМ€ck
Flowers speak to us if we listen. Appreciating the blossom in hand or pausing in the garden to admire the beauty quiets our outer selves till we hear something new, something we did not hear before – the still, small voice of Nature herself.
Jean Hersey
I said it in Hebrew—I said it in Dutch— I said it in German and Greek; But I wholly forgot (and it vexes me much) That English is what you speak!
Lewis Carroll
I am who I am. I’m going to speak my mind.
Ken Buck
Actions speak louder than words. All companies say they care, right? But few actually exercise that care.
Simon Sinek
People are not afraid to be very direct with police. And I think that’s part of the problem is that people are angry at the cops and then the cops are stressed out and they, you know, pay it backwards, so to speak.
Jeff Ross
Speak Thou in my words today, think in my thoughts, and work in all my deeds.
John Baillie
This discourse, and the present frame of my mind, lead me rather to speak to those, who by feeling Satan’s fiery darts, know assuredly that there is a devil.
George Whitefield
There are things you do for the fun of doing them or to work or to hang with certain people. But the projects that I’ve invested myself in and cared about most deeply have absolutely been activated by a desire to chase something that I relate to, or that I see as having the potential to speak to someone else directly.
Edward Norton
To speak the gospel skillfully without attempting to perform the gospel is a false proclamation of the gospel.
William Henry Willimon
I admire people who just speak the truth.
Woody Harrelson
In one thing you have not changed, dear friend,” said Aragorn: “you still speak in riddles.” “What? In riddles?” said Gandalf. “No! For I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to; the long explanations needed by the young are wearying.
J. R. R. Tolkien
The right to enjoy property without unlawful deprivation, no less that the right to speak out or the right to travel is, in truth, a “personal” right.
Potter Stewart
Speak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer. In truth, this is prayer.
Francois Fenelon
Listen to your life. Listen to what happens to you because it is through what happens to you that God speaks…It’s in language that’s not always easy to decipher, but it’s there powerfully, memorably, unforgettably.
Frederick Buechner
Determine to pray more words over your marriage than you speak about your marriage.
Lysa TerKeurst
Speak any language, Turkish, Greek, Persian, Arabic, but always speak with love
We have too often been expected to speak
all things to all people and speak everyone else’s position
but our own.
Audre Lorde
I dropped out of Oxford, and now I only speak Russian with the woman who gives me a bikini wax. See what Hollywood does to you?
Kate Beckinsale
Become a Canadian for the Great Bear by signing our charter online – join the team today to speak out for a sustainable future for the Great Bear region.
Scott Niedermayer
Dance is communication, and so the great challenge is to speak clearly, beautifully, and with inevitability. Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!
Constanze Mozart
The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.
Maya Angelou
It is easier not to speak a word at all than to speak more words than we should.
Thomas a Kempis
When a man talks from his heart, in his moment of truth, he speaks poetry.
Ray Bradbury
Don’t you drink? I notice you speak slightingly of the bottle. I have drunk since I was fifteen and few things have given me more pleasure.
Ernest Hemingway
When I was in high school, there was no safe haven, there was no outlet for you to speak your mind.
Matt Bomer
If I speak with a character’s voice it is because that character’s become so much part of me that … I think I have the right then to imagine myself into the skin, into the life, into the dreams, into the experience of the particular character that I’ve chosen.
AndrГ© Brink
To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship.
Robert Byrd
To speak, therefore, of an electric current in the nerves, is to use quite as symbolic an expression as if we compared the action of the nervous principle with light or magnetism.
Johannes Peter Muller
All things that speak of heaven speak of peace.
Philip James Bailey
I think we have to be more proactive in the people we invite to come and speak in school.
Mark Schlissel
Dance is so important in the world. It needs no language. Our bodies speak a language of its own.
Ibrahim Farah
I’ve never had to spend any time in the VA hospital, so I really can’t speak for those guys.
R. Lee Ermey
Man can live his truth, his deepest truth, but cannot speak it.
Archibald MacLeish
Tangaloor, fire-bright Flame-foot, farthest walker Your hunter speaks In need he walks In need, but never in fear.
Tad Williams
I auditioned for Robert Redford once and I was so starstruck I couldn’t even speak. I had a mic wire at a screen test clipped to me and then I got kind of nervous and I paced in a circle and then took a step and tripped and fell on my face. You just have to forgive yourself and keep going on.
Ethan Hawke
The knowledge and reason speak, ignorance and error shout.
Arturo Graf
I don’t have to talk. My record speaks for itself.
Maurice Jones-Drew
We seldom speak of what we have but often of what we lack.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Speak only the speech that neither torments self nor does harm to others. That speech is truly well spoken.
Gautama Buddha
We must know what we think and speak out, even at the risk of unpopularity.
Eleanor Roosevelt
And speaking of scary things, I need to leave. My guides are fading even as we speak. (Talon) I hate when you commune with the dead in front of me. (Kyrian) Are you the asshole who sent the ‘I See Dead People’ T-shirt to me? (Talon) That would be Wulf. (Kyrian)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The sea has been called deceitful and treacherous, but there lies in this trait only the character of a great natural power, which, to speak according to our own feelings, renews its strength, and, without reference to joy or sorrow, follows eternal laws which are imposed by a higher Power.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.
Charles Reade
Never admit the possibility of failure, or speak in a way that infers failure as a possibility.
Wallace D. Wattles
Pain will force even the truthful to speak falsely.
Publilius Syrus
People still cheat on their wives, that hasn’t fallen out of fashion. We all speak of it badly, but it has not fallen out of fashion.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
When I see things, I speak my mind. But I’m a quiet leader, if anything.
Chris Copeland
The dead cannot speak. But hitherto unknown information has emerged from the confidential archives of the Syrian presidency and foreign ministry, published in a new book by Bouthaina Shaaban, who spent ten years as Hafez’s interpreter and is still an adviser to his son Bashar.
Robert Fisk
God speaks to Man through his destiny.
Kedar Joshi
The ministry of Christianity is the ministry of the Spirit. It is the Spirit of God that inhabits the words, that speaks to the spirit of another and reveals Christ in and through him.
John G. Lake
Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it.
H. L. Mencken
She speaks poniards, and every word stabs: if her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star. I would not marry her, though she were endowed with all that Adam bad left him before he transgressed.
William Shakespeare
In the holy city of Mecca, violence of any kind was forbidden. From the moment they left home, pilgrims were not permitted to carry weapons, to swat an insect or speak an angry word, a discipline that introduced them to a new way of living.
Karen Armstrong
I’m willing to go wherever with this because music is everything to me. This is my world and how I see it. My music speaks for me in a way that’s relatable and truthful.
Luke James
To love ourselves is to act respectfully toward ourselves, to enjoy our own company when in solitude, to honor our limits and speak our truths.
Anodea Judith
The dog who doesn’t bark is about a silence that speaks; it is a good metaphor for the Pariah voice, the dog’s voice, that we can sometimes hear only when it does not speak.
Wendy Doniger
If God speaks to us about himself and his own glorious greatness, we respond by humbling ourselves before him in worship… If He speaks to us about His commandments, we determine to obey them.
John Stott
A company in which anyone is afraid to speak up, to differ, to be daring and original, is closing the coffin door on itself.
Leo Burnett
I have come to the conclusion that it is better to be silent than to speak.
Vaslav Nijinsky
Each season I find myself constantly inspired by ‘The Biggest Loser’ contestants. Their tenacity and willingness to learn new, healthy habits is tremendous and the results speak for themselves. I am honored to be part of such an inspiring program that helps inspire positive change in so many lives.
Curtis Stone
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Arthur Schopenhauer
This is a choice I made 26 years ago when I joined the magazine. Vogue was in Italian but I wanted to speak to everyone so I thought of creating images that were made to talk.
Franca Sozzani
I speak Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, and English.
Dimple Kapadia
Nature hath given men one tongue but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak.
Everybody at Barcelona loves Messi. They can’t speak highly of him.
Gordon Strachan
And when someone else speaks your name you feel pleased. You feel wanted. You feel there. Alive. Even if they’re saying your name with dislike, at least you know you’re you, that you exist.
Aidan Chambers
Oh! how seldom the soul is silent, in order that God may speak.
Francois Fenelon
I just don’t like big guys who speak cryptically and act like they understand the language better than me.
Robert Downey, Jr.
Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks.
Jimmy Breslin
My accent was horrible. In Mexico, nobody says, ‘You speak English with a good accent.’ You either speak English, or you don’t: As long as you can communicate, no one cares.
Salma Hayek
I speak in a loud, clear voice and try not to bump into the furniture.
Alfred Lunt
When he takes me in his arms, and speaks to me softly, I see the world through rose-colored glasses.
Edith Piaf
Death is always less painful and easier than life! You speak true. And yet we do not, day to day, choose death. Because ultimately, death is not the opposite of life, but the opposite of choice. Death is what you get when there are no choices left to make.
Robin Hobb
Anyone who takes his faith seriously and speaks in behalf of Christ and His kingdom will be accused of fanaticism at some point.
R. C. Sproul
It is only the young and callow and ignorant that admire rashness. Think before you speak. Know your subject.
Cass Gilbert
And when we are with Alex, I might as well not be there. They speak in a language of whispers and giggles and secrets; their words are like a fairy-tale tangle of thorns, which place a wall between us.
Lauren Oliver
Lord Bacon told Sir Edward Coke when he was boasting, The less you speak of your greatness, the more shall I think of it.
William Shakespeare
If your body could speak, what would it say?
Daria Halprin
I’d known that the visit would be highly scripted and that genuine interactions with citizens wouldn’t be possible, since it’s illegal for them to speak with foreigners. Still, I’d thought I’d had a unique look at North Korea, only to discover I was wrong.
Adam Johnson
America’s all about the various voices, right? When we all speak with a common voice we verge on fascism, which is militaristic, and fundamentally anti-American.
Lee Klein
Magical realism as a declaration in the text is usually when someone can’t speak and then they must be magically reinvigorated in some way.
Fred D’Aguiar
I don’t speak for others and they don’t speak for me.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies.
Boris Pasternak
I’ve always felt the easiest way to get to know new culture is through its food even if you don’t speak the language. Food will do it for you. It’s an universal language.
Rachel Khoo
The Nazis spoke of having a Jewish problem. We now speak of having a drug-abuse problem. Actually, “Jewish problem” was the name the Germans gave to their persecution of the Jews; “drug-abuse problem” is the name we give to the persecution of people who use certain drugs.
Thomas Szasz
The one who wanders independent in the world, free from opinions and viewpoints, does not grasp them and enter into disputations and arguments. As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and the water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.
Gautama Buddha
In vocal prayer we speak to God; in mental prayer he speaks to us. It is then that God pours Himself into us.
Mother Teresa
I used to sit when I was a kid, from 14 or 15 on, with a book or a paper or a magazine in front of a mirror and teach myself to speak with a more straight mouth, so it wasn’t so pronounced.
Milo Ventimiglia
I speak with the Eternal through the instrument of nature, through the world’s history: I read the soul of the artist in his Apollo.
Friedrich Schiller
The true test of liberty is the right to test it, the right to question it, the right to speak to my neighbors, to grab them by the shoulders and look into their eyes and ask, “Are we free?” I have thought that if we are free, the answer cannot hurt us. And if we are not free, must we not hear the answer?
Gerry Spence
But let’s not speak of what might have been. Let us speak instead of what is. You are whole.
Kate DiCamillo
Just remember if we get caught, you’re deaf and I don’t speak English.
Rick Riordan
People learn English from ‘Full House.’ Candace’s husband, Valeri Bure, he learned to speak English watching it… ‘Aw, nuts.’ ‘You got it, dude.’
Bob Saget
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?
Ralph Ellison
He asked if he could recite a poem he had written that morning: ‘You speak,’ he said, ‘the language of shooting stars, more surprising than sunrise, more brilliant than the sun, as brief as sunset. I want to follow its trail to eternity.
Amy Tan
You cannot open the pages of the New Testament without realizing that one of the things that makes it so ‘new,’ in every way, is that here men and women call God ‘Father.’ This conviction, that we can speak of the Master of the universe in such intimate terms, lies at the heart of the Christian faith.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Thou canst not speak of what thou dost not feel.
William Shakespeare
Every man at time of Death,
Would fain set forth some saying that may live
After his death and better humankind;
For death gives life’s last word a power to live,
And, lie the stone-cut epitaph, remain
After the vanished voice, and speak to men.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Through reading literature we can make ghosts speak to us, and we can speak back to them.
Stephen Greenblatt
Men sometimes speak as if humility and meekness would rob us of what is noble and bold and manlike. O that all would believe that this is the nobility of the kingdom of heaven, that this is the royal spirit that the King of heaven displayed, that this is Godlike, to humble oneself, to become the servant of all!
Andrew Murray
We boast of our freedom, and we have your example for it. We talk the language we have always heard you speak.
Samuel Adams
When a man says he does not want to speak of something he usually means he can think of nothing else.
John Steinbeck
The properties of people and the properties of character have almost nothing to do with each other. They really don’t. I know it seems like they do because we look alike, but people don’t speak in dialogue. Their lives don’t unfold in a series of scenes that form a narrative arc.
Aaron Sorkin
The camera is not merely a reflecting pool and the photographs are not exactly the mirror, mirror on the wall that speaks with a twisted tongue.
Lee Friedlander
One of the things I tend to do is open myself up to a variety of voices. I try to expose myself to the kind of culture shock that occurs when you talk to people who speak a different language.
Pierre Omidyar
Literature speaks the language of the imagination, and the study of literature is supposed to train and improve the imagination.
Northrop Frye
In any case, [y]ou can’t teach a monkey to speak and you can’t teach an Arab to be democratic. You’re dealing with a culture of thieves and robbers. Muhammad, their prophet, was a robber and a killer and a liar. The Arab destroys everything he touches.
Moshe Feiglin
This is the sense in which I am obliged to be a listener. To listen to the student’s doubts, fears, and incompetencies that are part of the learning process. It is in listening to the student that I learn to speak with him or her.
Paulo Freire
We have 24 states where Republicans run both of them. But in terms of a liberal project that people feel they can sign on to, that feels that it speaks to everyone in the country, that speaks to what we share and the principles we hold, Republicans have developed a message for all of that, you know?
Steve Inskeep
India is one of the youngest startup nations in the world, and so far, various technology startups have witnessed phenomenal growth. It’s amazing how these startups are thriving solely based on domestic demands. It speaks volumes about India’s economy and its rich talent pool.
Bhavin Turakhia
Don’t want to be near you for the thoughts we share but the words we never have to speak.
Nikki Giovanni
Remember that ofttimes the wisdom of God appears as foolishness to men, but the greatest single lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and a man obeys, that man will always be right.
Thomas S. Monson
I am in the utmost perplexity, yand have wished a hundred times, that if there is a A God, nature would manifest him without ambiguity, and that if there is not, every imaginary sign of his existence might vanish : in short, let nature speak distinctly, or be totally silent, and I shall know what course to take.
Blaise Pascal
How can we speak of right and justice if we take an innocent creature and shed its blood? How can we pray to God for mercy if we ourselves have no mercy? Nobel laureate in literature.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.
Lewis Carroll
The security of which we speak is to be attained by the development of international law through an international organization based on the principles of law and justice.
Ludwig Quidde
When it finally came my way and doors opened up for me to do it and to be on stage, it felt like a natural thing to try out. And it just so happened to speak to me. I really couldn’t do what I needed to do in the most fulfilling way in Hayward, Calif., or in the Bay Area, that it required me to go off to NYU.
Mahershala Ali
I talked to Beyonce and she wants to learn how to speak Arabic and she wants to jump out of an airplane. I don’t want to do that. I just don’t want to wash my hair every day.
Ellen DeGeneres
Do not be surprised. I do not like writers and I cannot stand their lies. They speak so as not to listen to themselves speak. If they did listen, they would know that they are nothing and then they would no longer be able to speak.
Albert Camus
Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.
Tara Stiles
Do not believe that you alone can be right.The man who thinks that,The man who maintains that only he has the powerTo reason correctly, the gift to speak, the soul-A man like that, when you know him, turns out empty.
Thus we use our supposed “knowledge” of others to speak on their behalf, and condemn them for their words we ourselves put in their silent mouths.
Margaret George
Air power speaks a strategic language so new that translation into the hackneyed idiom of the past is impossible.
Alexander P. de Seversky
Listen more than you talk. Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak.
Richard Branson
To speak the truth is easy and pleasant.
Mikhail Bulgakov
In general, what is written must be easy to read and easy to speak; which is the same.
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.
Hermann Hesse
Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil but then also do no evil.
Amit Abraham
Wherever the invitation of men or your own occasions lead you, speak the very truth, as your life and conscience teach it, and cheer the waiting, fainting hearts of men with new hope and new revelation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My grandfather died before I was born, so I never had the chance to speak with him about his father. But I learned about him from books.
Greg Rutherford
Hypocrite women, how seldom we speak
of our own doubts, while dubiously
we mother man in his doubt!
Denise Levertov
The harvested fields bathed in the autumn mist speak of God and his goodness far more vividly than any human lips.
Albert Schweitzer
All religions bear traces of the fact that they arose during the intellectual immaturity of the human race – before it had learned the obligations to speak the truth. Not one of them makes it the duty of its god to be truthful and understandable in his communications.
Friedrich Nietzsche
A bad man is the sort who weeps every time he speaks of a good woman.
H. L. Mencken
People only speak to get something.
David Mamet
It’s the hardest thing for an actor not to speak because you take away their main tool. So for an actor, it’s very frustrating and very challenging, and very few people can pull it off. Some actors can say a thousand words with just a look, and it’s a unique gift.
Nicolas Winding Refn
If you do not see any good in these persons, then say nothing, but if you do see some, speak about it to honor God in them because all good proceeds from Him.
Vincent de Paul
It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir.
Henry Miller
Fading, fading: strength beyond hope and despair climbing the third stair. Lord, I am not worthy Lord, I am not worthy but speak the word only.
T. S. Eliot
Everybody at home speaks mandarin except me.
Rupert Murdoch
..And the same rapper who revels in a woman’s finely proportioned behind may also speak against racism and on behalf of the poor, even as he encourages them not to look at hip-hop as their salvation.
Michael Eric Dyson
It is the Spirit alone that can mortify sin; he is promised to do it, and all other means without him are empty and vain. How shall he, then, mortify sin that has not the Spirit? A man may easier see without eyes, speak without a tongue, than truly mortify one sin without the Spirit.
John Owen
A book can open the mind, free the heart, and speak to the soul.
Jason Ellis
I got to speak to Missy Elliott on the phone and she was like, ‘I see you and just keep doing your thing,’ and to hear that was incredible.
Jillian Hervey
It’s almost worth retiring just so I can speak to you.
Alex Zanardi
Pleasure blinds (so to speak) the eyes of the mind, and has no fellowship with virtue.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The reason I speak out is because it’s necessary. I feel like it’s my responsibility. I feel like it’s what I’m put here to do. Even on a simpler level, I feel like why can’t we speak on what we feel is right or what’s wrong? What’s wrong with that?
Joey Badass
People say ‘Why would you learn Dutch? Nobody speaks it. Why not French?’ Even the Dutch say that to me! I say because I want to live here, I think it’s only common courtesy that I speak the language.
Anthony Geary
No one should be ashamed to speak up. Shame makes it easy for neglect and abuse and bullying to stay huddled together in their dark corner. It’s time to throw the switch on this spotlight. If I can inspire other kids to speak their truth, then everything I’ve been through will have been worth it.
Susane Colasanti
If we are silent when we should speak, we are not living the Discipline of silence. If we speak when we should be silent, we again miss the mark.
Richard J. Foster
God will not speak to me and tell me to mow my lawn today.
Ian Bogost
He that speaks ill of the mare will buy her.
Benjamin Franklin
Sometimes when you make a film you can go away for three months and then come back and live your life. But this struck a much deeper chord. I don’t have the ability yet to speak about it in an objective.
Keanu Reeves
It appears to me that men are trying to speak for God instead of letting God speak for himself.
Theodore M. Burton
Let your face speak what’s in your heart. When my kids walk in the room my face says I’m glad to see them.
Toni Morrison
My brother was diagnosed with autism, so it’s something that hits close to home. And as I got older – especially when I started modeling and being in the city – I wanted to do help. I became involved with Autism Speaks.
Jacquelyn Jablonski
Now I am silent, hate Up to my neck, Thick, thick. I do not speak.
Sylvia Plath
Reason speaks and feeling bites
The more you speak more languages, the more you understand about yourself.
Sandra Cisneros
I believe until fairly recently our destructions of nature were more or less unwitting — the by-products, so to speak, of our ignorance or weakness or depravity. It is our present principled and elaborately rationalized rape and plunder of the natural world that is a new thing under the sun.
Wendell Berry
Learn to speak what you feel, and act what you speak.
Sathya Sai Baba
I’m a personal type of person. I’ll speak when I have something to say, not ’cause someone just wants to know something.
Knowing what I do, there would be no future peace for me if I kept silent… It is, in the deepest sense, a privilege as well as a duty to speak out to many thousands of people.
Rachel Carson
It’s always extremely interesting to speak at colleges. My books are taught in many colleges in America and are part of the educational system, so it’s really important to me. I don’t believe in so many things in life, but something I believe in is education.
Marjane Satrapi
The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.
In visiting teaching we reach out to each other. Hands often speak as voices can’t. A warm embrace conveys volumes. A laugh together unites us. A moment of sharing refreshes our souls. We cannot always lift the burden of one who is troubled, but we can lift her so she can bear it well.
Elaine L. Jack
The way you speak of the characters in your story shows what you think of the values of conservatives‚ or evolution, for example. It shows where your moral center is. So you are in the message business whether you like it or not.
Philip Pullman
I’m self-confident and not afraid to speak my mind.
Eliza Dushku
I’m not going to parse the statement. You’ve got the statement I made earlier and the statement speaks for itself.
Mike McCurry
I speak English without an accent, and I speak Spanish without an accent. I really do have the best of both worlds.
Eva Mendes
I try to speak in everyday language. I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical.
Joel Osteen
I think that sometimes people don’t think before they speak. And even a small comment can make or break someone’s day.
Lexi Ainsworth
To write or speak is to communicate. To communicate is to share meanings, make them ‘common’ to all participants in the discourse. (The etymological root of communication means ‘common.’)
Robin Lakoff
It is only with burning anger that we can speak of this attack by counter-revolutionary reactionary elements against the capital of our country, against our people’s democratic order and the power of the working class.
Janos Kadar
Antonio Bolivar Salvador has an incredible story because he’s one of the last Ocaina people left. The Ocaina people are – and the Ocaina language is basically about to disappear in this generation. You know, there are very few people that speak it. And he’s one of them.
Ciro Guerra
One of the reasons the English got through all their falls and the loss of their empire, all their disasters, their strikes, their difficulties, their wars through the years was they had Shakespeare to fall back on. And they speak well in England.
Norman Mailer
Those honor nature well, who teach that she can speak on everything…
Blaise Pascal
I went from somebody who didn’t sing to somebody who didn’t speak.
Gerard Butler
Ariel Gordon is superbly, supremely, a poet of the body. She finds words for the physicality of the forest, of the garden, of pregnancy. Hump speaks the erotics of being alive and being in love with being alive.
Robert Kroetsch
When we speak about a culture of violence in the American society, we’re not just talking about the mass killers. We’re also talking about that we, as a society, and many of us as individuals accept violence as part of life because we have become numb to it, being so exposed to it in various forms of media.
Jim Steyer
Poetry is my understanding with the world, my intimacy with things, my participation in what is real, my engagement with voices and images. This is why a poem speaks not of ideal life but of actual life: the angle of a window; the reverberation of streets, cities, rooms; shadows along a wall.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
To speak today of a famous novelist is like speaking of a famous cabinetmaker or speedboat designer. Adjective is inappropriate to noun.
Gore Vidal
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Before you speak, make certain you have something worthwhile to say.
Groucho Marx
People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Therefore one should speak at the same time of national citizenship and wider European citizenship.
Jacques Delors
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
Pope Benedict XVI
Good PR educates people; that’s all it is. You can’t con people in this business. The products speak for themselves.
Steve Jobs
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
We should always speak what would please the man of whom we expect a favour,like the hunter who sings sweetly when he desires to shoot a deer.
Sometimes during solitude I hear truth spoken with clarity and freshness; uncolored and untranslated it speaks from within myself in a language original but inarticulate, heard only with the soul, and I realize I brought it with me, was never taught it nor can I efficiently teach it to another.
Hugh B. Brown
There are topics which are common to men and women. I think that if a woman speaks of oppression, of misery, she will speak of it in exactly the same way as a man. But if she speaks of her own personal problems as a woman, she will obviously speak in another way.
Simone de Beauvoir
In my perfect world order, it is cold all the time. Everyone wears sweaters and drinks coffee. People don’t speak to each other; they read the newspaper. There is no loud music, and cats are in charge.
Michael Showalter
We are witnessing a new American president, Donald Trump, who speaks differently than his predecessors. If he is serious enough, he could pick up the opportunity that is available to create real peace in this region. With a new approach, he could achieve what all previous approaches have failed to.
Khaled Mashal
People in Italy seem to be very capable of singing along with ‘Wish You Were Here’ perfectly, yet it’s hard to get someone in the street who speaks english.
David Gilmour
Why is it that when we talk to God, it’s called ‘prayer,’ but when God speaks to us, it’s called schizophrenia?
Henry Blackaby
I can speak a little German, a little Spanish, and I was a psych major, so I’m good at listening to people’s problems.
Matt Walsh
Man must speak, then sing, then dance. The speaking is the brain, the thinking man. The singing is the emotion. The dancing is the Dionysian ecstasy which carries away all.
Isadora Duncan
When children start to speak they find their own voice by imitating the sounds around them. It would follow that bands do the same. Bands will find their own voice at some point.
Ian MacKaye
The instant of birth is exquisite. Pain and joy are one at this moment. Ever after, the dim recollection is so sweet that we speak to our children with a gratitude they never understand.
Madeline Tiger Bass
I firmly believe today that the only way to stop violence against women is to speak out and refused to be silenced.
Zainab Salbi
A Christian ought to speak kindly even when given the opportunity to retaliate.
Rick Warren
God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Don’t underestimate Laura Antonelli. She’s burning to do well. And then she has an extraordinary face, even without make-up. It’s not with her that I’d discuss literature. I speak only of the film ‘L’Innocente,’ and what she does she does well.
Luchino Visconti
In Manhattan, when you’re out of the front door, you’re on, and you have to be ready to smile and speak to people.
Quentin Crisp
I’m spontaneous when I’m onstage. If I feel like talking about a particular issue when I’m in the moment, then I will. I speak about women’s rights a lot day-to-day, so that’s an issue that’s important to me for sure. And I’m not a fan of Donald Trump.
Charli XCX
There’s a certain rhythm to comedy that is almost like you’re dancing and you just go on autopilot, so to speak. There’s something just beautifully enjoyable about comedy in that respect. It’s a joy to be able to do that. Drama, you get to go to depths that you haven’t gone to before.
James Wolk
Young men speak about the future because they have no past, and old men speak of the past because they have no future.
Boyd K. Packer
A ‘real pastor’ is not preaching of their own; they are speaking what God put in their heart by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is using them at that very moment to speak to the congregations situations -past, present, and future.
Monica Johnson
All that I have said up to now has merely been words.
When people come to see me, I have to say something.
But it is best not to speak about these matters too much.
Better to begin practice without delay.
I am like aВ good friend inviting you to go somewhere.
Do not hesitate, just get going. You won’t regret it.
Ajahn Chah
I do not speak with any fondness but the language of coolest history, when I say that Boston commands attention as the town whichwas appointed in the destiny of nations to lead the civilization of North America.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.
H. L. Mencken
Don’t speak evil of someone if you don’t know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Bullying needs to have more attention, and there needs to be more open communication in schools to make kids feel comfortable enough to speak up.
Lizzie Velasquez
The gifts given to us by God must not be relinquished to those who speak ill of them and who are moved by envy or ignorance.
Filippo Brunelleschi
Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.
I don’t agree with everything he did in his life, but we’re dealing with this Howard Hughes, at this point. And also ultimately the flaw in Howard Hughes, the curse so to speak.
Martin Scorsese
One thing we do really well on Archer and one thing I’ve always tried to do in my comedy and my writing and my podcast is to never speak down to my audience.
Aisha Tyler
The poet, by composing poems, uses a language that is neither dead nor living, that few people speak, and few people understand We are the servants of an unknown force that lives within us, manipulates us, and dictates this language to us.
Jean Cocteau
Dreams can be like charades in which we act out words rather than see or speak them.
Jane Roberts
Words impress me. If a man can speak eloquently and beautifully to me, I just melt on the floor.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
People say ‘follow in the footsteps’ but I always find that a strange expression because what you want to do is forge your own path, so to speak.
Max Irons
She freshens me up above a bit. Who’d ha thought that face – as bright and as strong as the angel I dream of – could have known the sorrow she speaks on? I wonder how she’ll sin. All on us must sing.
Elizabeth Gaskell
Suicide is unspeakable, and to speak it is somehow to bring it into a human, imaginable sphere, even if only in the moment of speaking. The need to tell is both a need to tell oneself and a need to be heard…. Telling and being heard are the first steps toward reconnection.
Victoria Alexander
You are a fool to speak of last great battles…for the last great battle is always the next one.
Roger Zelazny
Today, in Mexico, they speak 65 languages, counting the indigenous languages, 65. It is a people of great faith. They have also suffered religious persecution.
Pope Francis
Let the music speak for itself.
Roy Hargrove
Things that are done, it is needless to speak about…things that are past, it is needless to blame.
Speak briefly and to the point.
Cato the Younger
I am resolved that I will not through humility become the devil’s attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there’s a lot of racism going on then there’s another Hip Hop artist who’s gonna come out and speak their mind.
Afrika Bambaataa
When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.
Ella Maillart
I like to speak with more experienced people – with the staff, the manager – and get a lot of advice. But from a young age, I always remember that talent is good, but hard work beats talent.
Divock Origi
The average American is not concerned with his society. He talks about it, but you know if one speaks of being concerned, I mean something about which one loses one’s sleep, sometimes.
Erich Fromm
The Vision of Christ that thou dost see,
Is my vision’s greatest enemy.
Thine is the Friend of all Mankind,
Mine speaks in Parables to the blind.
Thine loves the same world that mine hates,
Thy heaven-doors are my hell gates.
William Blake
I’ll just let my work speak for itself, as every artist should.
Ryan Braun
If you love our country and love your children as much as I know that you do, stand and speak and vote your conscience. Vote for candidates up and down the ticket.
Ted Cruz
I have only to speak for myself; to speak for freedom for myself; to determine for freedom for myself; and in doing so, I speak and determine for the freedom of every slave on every plantation, and for the fugitives on my right hand.
Charles Lenox Remond
I unfortunately don’t speak French, but my wife is now fluent in English, which really reflects rather badly on me.
Sean Connery
I’ll just let the hair speak for itself. It’s got a Twitter account, so it actually does more speaking than I probably do on Twitter.
Milos Raonic
If any of you cry at my funeral, I’ll never speak to you again!
Stan Laurel
With Russia about to hold the Winter Games in Sochi, the country is open to pressure. American and world leaders must speak out against Mr. Putin’s attacks and the violence they foster. The Olympic Committee must demand the retraction of these laws under threat of boycott.
Harvey Fierstein
You know, we all have our inner demons. I, for one – I can’t speak for you, but I’m on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show.
Glenn Beck
In song and dance, man forgets how to walk and speak and is on the way into flying into the air, dancing… his very gestures express enchantment.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The language of young men is pull down and destroy; but an old man speaks of conciliation.
Chinua Achebe
Let us put Germany, so to speak, in the saddle! you will see that she can ride.
Otto von Bismarck
To speak behind others’ backs is the ventilator of the heart.
Marjane Satrapi
It is our responsibility to learn how to speak to an audience that is less informed about music, to give it a reason to want to come and see us instead of going to the movies.
Renee Fleming
I saw Krishnamurti speak one time. And I thought, I’m not going to live here.
Jules Shear
One of my biggest superstitions is to never speak about the future out loud. Lets just say I got a lot out there and I hope to keep on going.
Steven Blum
Shall I speak truly what I now see below? The World is all a carkass, smoak and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just Nothing.
Owen Feltham
If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Bruce Lee
I think – you know, I can’t speak for 13 million people, but I think most of my supporters understand Trump has got to be defeated. We need to elect as many progressives as possible. And we need to continue the fight to create an agenda which works for working families and not just for wealthy campaign contributors.
Bernie Sanders