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The voice of America has no undertones or overtones in it. It repeats its optimistic catchwords in a tireless monologue that has the slightly metallic sound of a gramophone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not make prayer a monologue -- make it a conversation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Max Renn: [on hearing that Brian may send a tape, rather than meet] If he does, that's going to make conversation a little difficult.
Bianca O'Blivion: My father has not engaged in conversation for at least twenty years. The monologue is his preferred mode of discourse.More [05/31/2007 12:05:00]
Carrie: I was thinking about becoming a scientologist. They're always famous, you know. Is there like an audition or something? I could do a monologue from Ron L. Hubbard.More [09/12/2007 12:09:00]
[from his "What Democracy Means To Me" monologue - September 11, 1991]

Johnny Carson:
To me, democracy means placing trust in the little guy, giving the fruits of nationhood to those who built the nation. Democracy means anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[Jay Leno tells a joke about Bush "outsourcing" the presidency]

Jay Leno:
That seemed kinda mean, didn't it? Who is writing all these Bush jokes? Ellen, put on the camera in the cue card room.

[switches camera to John Edwards writing monologue cue cards]

Jay Leno:
Who's writing in there?

John Edwards:
Hey Jay - you do your job, and let me do mine.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[the gang are discussing a cabaret performance in Bradford]

We went on after the Fabulous Poodles!

Brian, Sarah's Escort:
The Fabulous Poodles! Now there was a band! Whatever happened to them?

I don't know, but we were on after them, and Peter was in the middle of his opening monologue when someone threw a glass, and Peter said...

[Imitating Peter] If that happens again, we're going straight home!

[a short pause is followed by the gang pretending to throw glasses at Roger]

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Ed Kelvin:
[Conluding his opening monologue on Beverly Hills] ... Of course if you're a beverly hills cop like me you just can't afford to live here... makes you think doesn't it?

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[Yakko is reciting Puck's final monologue from A Midsummer Night's Dream while Dot translates] If we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended.

If the actors in our show made you mad, it will be okay if you look at it this way!

That you have but slumbered here while these visions did appear.

You fell asleep on your butt and dreamed the whole thing.

And this weak and idle theme, no more yielding but a dream.

There was a hole in the plot you can drive a truck through.

[behind the action, Wakko is picking flowers and is swatted by a group a fairies. He sprays them away with a fire hose]

Gentles, do not reprehend...

Honeys, don't blame us. You could be watching Oprah.

If you pardon, we will mend.

But we're sorry and we promise our next show will be full of funny skits.

[Wakko continues to pick flowers when a very sexy fairy emerges] Hello pixie!

[he chases after her]

And, as I am an honest Puck...

I'm not touching that one.

If we have unearned luck now to 'scape the serpent's tongue.

What he said.

We will make amends ere long!

We'll buy you foot long hot dogs!

Else the Puck a liar call: So, good night unto you all.

[he blows a kiss]

Goodnight everybody!

Give me your hands, if we be friends.

Applaud if you like us!

[the pixie Wakko has been chasing after comes up behind him enraged. He tries to give her flowers while she tries to swat him with a huge fly swatter] And Robin shall restore amends.

And the Boy Wonder will save us.

[the Batmobile drives up and the Warners all jump in it, and it drives away]

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Tami Peterson delivered a monologue in the middle of the quad on the insignificance of my performance art. She called it "Imogene: What do you mean?!"

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Last time I use an audition monologue to break-up with somebody.

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In the courtroom, it's where a lawyer really becomes an actor. There's a very fine line between delivering a monologue in a play and delivering a monologue to a jury. I've always felt that way - I've been in a lot of courtrooms. The best lawyers are really theatrical.More [08/12/2011 06:08:46]
I feel like any single woman of color who's been onstage has a Shakespeare monologue in her back pocket, and a monologue from 'For Colored Girls.' It's just part of what you should have, as a woman of color.More [01/07/2013 05:01:12]
In America, we have so many movies and so much media about the Islamic world, the sub-continental world, but it's not a conversation, it's a monologue. It's always from one point of view. 'If we don't tell our own stories, no one will tell them' is my mantra.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
a Christmas tree .. the perfect gift
for a guy... the plant is already dead
(monologue Dec 10 2003).More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My vagina can't give a monologue!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Even if it sounds pretentious, which it isn't-I've found it artistically challenging to produce a monologue that is filled with laughter and ideas. It's a tough thing to pull off, but satire is better if it has conviction behind it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I don't have a project going, I sit down and begin to write something - a character sketch, a monologue, a description of some sight, or even just a list of ideas.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...every monologue sooner or later becomes a discussion.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The way I teach people to sing... I have them talk the lyric out until it sounds like something they really believe, like an actor with a monologue.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I actually did an Agatha Christie monologue for my audition showcase at Guildhall, and that's how I got my agent. Some people said 'ooh it's old hat' and 'too risky'. Some people think she's all about the narrative and thriller aspect at the expense of character and I disagree. I did it anyway and it worked well.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The young man who's had the Guggenheim fortune behind him all his life - he can hire all the authorities on the subject to teach him how to do a monologue, but he's never going to have the right stuff to pull it off. If he doesn't walk out onstage needing to walk out there, he doesn't have a dream of doing well.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The voice of America has no undertones or overtones in it. It repeats its optimistic catchwords in a tireless monologue that has the slightly metallic sound of a gramophone.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The constitution of madness as a mental illness, at the end of the eighteenth century, affords the evidence of a broken dialogue, posits the separation as already effected, and thrusts into oblivion all those stammered, imperfect words without fixed syntax in which the exchange between madness and reason was made. The language of psychiatry, which is a monologue of reason about madness, has been established only on the basis of such a silence.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Great lecturers seldom hesitate to use dramatic tricks to enshrine their precepts in the minds of their audiences, and at Yale perhaps Chauncey B. Tinker was the most noted. To read one of his lectures was like reading a monologue of the great actress Ruth Draper--you missed the main point. You missed the drop in his voice as he approached the death in Rome of the tubercular Keats; you missed the shaking tone in which he described the poet's agony for the absent Fanny with him his love had never been consummated; you mMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the courtroom, it's where a lawyer really becomes an actor. There's a very fine line between delivering a monologue in a play and delivering a monologue to a jury. I've always felt that way - I've been in a lot of courtrooms. The best lawyers are really theatrical.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I did not study science at school until I was 13, when I was totally turned on by a seemingly dreary old teacher who suddenly, unannounced, manufactured a huge explosion in the middle of a totally boring monologue. From then on, all of his class wanted to make explosions.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What is called music today is all too often only a disguise for the monologue of power. However, and this is the supreme irony of it all, never before have musicians tried so hard to communicate with their audience, and never before has that communication been so deceiving. Music now seems hardly more than a somewhat clumsy excuse for the self-glorification of musicians and the growth of a new industrial sector.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Knowing has two poles, and they are always poles apart: carnal knowing, the laying on of hands, the hanging of the fact by head or heels, the measurement of mass and motion, the calibration of brutal blows, the counting of supplies; and spiritual knowing, invisibly felt by the inside self, who is but a fought-over field of distraction, a stage where we recite the monotonous monologue that is our life, a knowing governed by internal tides, by intimations, motives, resolutions, by temptations, secrecy, shame, and pride.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When your woman gives you the silent treatment, say you're sorry, or you'll find out how truly sorry you are when her monologue resumes.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've had my fill of Hitler. These conferences called by the ringing of a bell are not to my liking. The bell is rung when people call their servants. And besides, what kind of conferences are these? For five hours I am forced to listen to a monologue which is quite fruitless and boringMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prayer is not a monologue. It speaks to God and to the community. In the last analysis, religion is not what goes on inside a soul. It is what goes on in the world, between people, between us and God. To trap faith in a monologue, and pretend that it resides solely inside the self, undermines the true interchange of all belief.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If there's a character type I despise, it's the all-capable, all-knowing, physically perfect protagonist. My idea of hell would be to be trapped in a four-hundred page, first-person, first-tense, running monologue with a character like that. I think writers who produce characters along those lines should graduate from high school and move on.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The 1992 US Olympic basketball team is the best sports team ever, the equivalent of rounding up the greatest American writers of the last century or so and watching them collaborate: 'OK, Twain, you do the dialogue and hand off to Faulkner. He'll do the interior monologue. Hemingway will edit - no, don't make that face, you know you overwrite. And be nice to Cheever. He's young, but he's got a good ear. Wharton and Cather can't play - they're girls.'More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I should say, a piece of advice that was given to me very early on by the principle of RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) which is where I went. When he auditioned me, he said, "Your speech, monologue, is fine. It's good. Yeah, I think you have ability but you're making it happen. Don't make it happen, let it happen." And that's a sort of subtle shift I think, as an actor.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
While contemplating the bride, and eyeing the cake of soap, he muttered between his teeth: 'Tuesday. It was not Tuesday. Was it Tuesday? Perhaps it was Tuesday. Yes, it was Tuesday.' No one has ever discovered to what this monologue referred. Yes, perchance, this monologue had some connection with the last occasion on which he had dined, three days before, for it was now Friday.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This is why I read novels: so I can escape my own unrelenting monologue.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm a huge proponent of exchanges, student exchanges, cultural exchanges, university exchanges. We talk a lot about public diplomacy, .. It's extremely important that we get our message out, but it's also the case that we should not have a monologue with other people. It has to be a conversation, and you can't do that without exchanges and openness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of my favorite things on the show was just getting to do my own monologue and talking about someone who killed themselves, or making a joke about some horrible tragedy - I love being able to fight for and get on TV. I just think it's so different.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In a late-night monologue, it's not just about being funny; you have to come off as knowledgeable. You have to cultivate a persona of trust and intelligence and likeability.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Just as blueprints don't necessarily specify blue buildings, selfish genes don't necessarily specify selfish organisms. As we shall see, sometimes the most selfish thing a gene can do is build a selfless brain. Genes are a play within a play, not the interior monologue of the players.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Film is like a personal diary, a notebook or a monologue by someone who tries to justify himself before a camera.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My first 'SNL' episode was with Michael Phelps and Lil Wayne. And if you go back and watch the monologue - it was supposed to feature Barack Obama, but we couldn't get him - it was with William Shatner. But if you watch it, Guy Fieri is sitting in the front row.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Screenwriting is always about what people say or do, whereas good writing is about a thought process or an abstract image or an internal monologue, none of which works on screen.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You listen to any monologue on late-night TV or just in general, to people talking, and there's always a joke at someone's expense. It's sarcasm; it's nasty. Kids grow up hearing that, and they think that's what humor is, and they think it's OK. But that negativity permeates the entire planet.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's no wonder human beings are so narcissistic. The way our ears are constructed, we can hear only what is right next to us or else the internal monologue inside.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's a dialogue, not a monologue, and some people don't understand that. Social media is more like a telephone than a television.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[On her monologue as the thief 'Fontaine':] People always got things. People always want things. So I provide a service.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like to hold a monologue with women. But a dialogue with myself is more stimulating.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think that if I get into the habit of writing a bit about what happens, or rather doesn't happen, I may lose a little of the sense of isolation and desolation which abides with me. My circumstances allowing of nothing but the ejaculation of one-syllabled reflections, a written monologue by that most interesting being, myself, may have its yet to be discovered consolations.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don't know how to love. And love cannot exist as a monologue; it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For we live with those retrievals from childhood that coalesce and echo throughout our lives, the way shattered pieces of glass in a kaleidoscope reappear in new forms and are songlike in their refrains and rhymes, making up a single monologue. We live permanently in the recurrence of our own stories, whatever story we tell.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My favorite play is Hamlet. It was my first love when it comes to Shakespeare, and I've read it and seen it performed more than just about every other Shakespeare play. I've had the "To be or not to be" monologue memorized since I was 15, and it's just really close to my heart.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I told personal stories the way [Bill] Cosby would spin a yarn for ten minutes. I think in hindsight it works better as a long story than as a condensed monologue.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends by defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm not talking to anyone, I'm delivering a monologue. It's the inebriated man's prerogative.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Reading is, at its best, not an escape; it is genuine experience. A novel is not a monologue, but a conversation, a collaboration between writer and reader, an invaluable exchange of human conditions.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In order to cultivate yourself and to drop no lower than the level of the milieu in which you have landed, it is not enough to read Pickwick and memorize a monologue from Faust.... You need to work continually day and night, to read ceaselessly, to study, to exercise your will.... Each hour is precious.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Genes are a play within a play, not the interior monologue of the players.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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