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"An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Three things matter in a speech - who says it, how he says it and what he says, and of the three, the latter matters the least.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A speech should not just be a sharing of information, but a sharing of yourself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wine is a part of society because it provides a basis not only for a morality but also for an environment; it is an ornament in the slightest ceremonials of French daily life, from the snack to the feast, from the conversation at the local caf to the speech at a formal dinner.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking -- and since it cannot, in order to become its echo I have, in a way, to silence it. I bring to this incessant speech the decisiveness, the authority of my own silence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, lessens the friction of social contacts. It is only in lies, wholeheartedly and bravely told, that human nature attains through words and speech the forbearance, the nobility, the romance, the idealism, that -- being what it is -- it falls so short of in fact and in deed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of literature and speech and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
America -- rather, the United States -- seems to me to be the Jew among the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm-hearted, over-friendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travelers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile. The chuckle among the nations of the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People should talk less and draw more. Personally, I would like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic nature, communicate everything I have to say visually.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The important thing about travel in foreign lands is that it breaks the speech habits and makes you blab less, and breaks the habitual space-feeling because of different village plans and different landscapes. It is less important that there are different mores, for you counteract these with your own reaction-formations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear those words I say to myself, That man is a Red, that man is a Communist. You never heard a real American talk in that manner.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No one ever complains about a speech being too short!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How ironical that it is by means of speech that man can degrade himself below the level of dumb creation -- for a chatterbox is truly of a lower category than a dumb creature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Look wise say nothing and grunt, speech was given to conceal thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want. The fourth is freedom from fear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression--everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way--everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want--which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants--everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear--which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression gainst any neighbor--anywhere in the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Barbara Willis: That's a... a very polished little speech for a... barbarian.More [07/30/2005 12:07:00]
Tanner Boyle: [while a man is giving a speech about the morals of baseball] What a fag!More [08/14/2005 12:08:00]
Cynthia: Whaddya need speech class for, ya talk fine!More [11/10/2005 12:11:00]
Jim: [as Father Brown, he is asked to give a speech to the town. He reads from a brochure stuck in his Bible that says "An Encounter with a Bear"] Have you ever felt alone, with no one to rely on? Danger on every hand, in a world fraught with danger, and when I looked into my pocket, what did I find? What did I find?
[flips the brochure over - it's an ad for guns]
Jim: Nothing. There's nothing there. It's all in your head. Look, they can take the money from you. They can take the position from you. People turn their back on you. Everything happens to everybody! And you ain't gonna find nothing in your pocket to stave it off. Nothing can stave it off! Power doesn't do it. Because you never have enough. Money? I don't know. You know anyone who's got enough money?
[holds up his Bible]
Jim: Is God good? I don't know. All I know is... something may give you comfort. And maybe you deserve it. If it comforts you to believe in God, then you do it. That's your business.More [12/14/2005 12:12:00]
Handy Harrison: Hold on, I got you something.
Sally Mannis: Dirt?
Handy Harrison: [Takes the dirt from the ring] It's dirty but -
Sally Mannis: Oh.
Handy Harrison: Look I dont know how you feel.
[Sally kisses Handy]
Handy Harrison: Is that a "Yes" kiss?
Sally Mannis: Yes
[Sally kisses Handy again]
Handy Harrison: It's dirt now, but... It's really beautiful.
Sally Mannis: It's beautiful.
Handy Harrison: It's big and - Thats not just one diamond, theres diamonds on the side
[Sally laughs. Handy places the ring on her finger]
Handy Harrison: It's diamonds and mud. Oh did I say in the speech - ? I forgot the whole part about how much I love you. I didn't say it, but - Yes, I didn't - you know, theres no - I didn't make a word thing out of it, but you can't even measure it. It's like - like, if you take all the sun - You can take all the heat from the sun and you - If you put all of that heat into a love container, you -
Sally Mannis: [Grabs Handy's face and playfully slaps his cheek] Got it.
Handy Harrison: You got it?
Sally Mannis: Yes
Handy Harrison: But you said yes anyway. So this is all extra. Like a bonus to it.More [12/24/2005 12:12:00]
Oh my God, you guys, I seriously do not have a speech prepared whatsoever. I'm shaking right now.More [03/22/2006 12:03:00]
I seriously do not have a speech prepared whatsoever, ... Thank you so, so much.More [03/22/2006 12:03:00]
I'm the enemy because I like to think. I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy that could sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecue ribs or the side order of gravy fries? I want high cholesterol. I would eat bacon and butter and buckets of cheese. Okay? I want to smoke Cuban cigars the size of Cincinnati in the nonsmoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-O all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I might suddenly feel the need to. Okay, pal?More [05/02/2006 12:05:00]
I'd love to do a real long speech again, eleven minutes dedicated to ME!More [05/06/2006 12:05:00]
“I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did.”More [08/08/2006 12:08:00]
“There seems to be so much shame wrapped up in speech disabilities. It seems very sad and complicated all at the same time.”More [08/15/2006 12:08:00]
Greg Focker: [practising his speech on a patient at the hospital] Will you marry me?
Greg's Hospital Patient: Yes.
Greg Focker: Seriously, do you think that sounds good?
Greg's Hospital Patient: [flinching] No.
Greg Focker: Really, because I think that pretty much sums up everything...
Greg's Hospital Patient: [struggling] No!
Greg Focker: [looking down] Oh, sorry.
[holding up catheter]
Greg Focker: Sometimes these catheters can pinch a little bit.More [02/23/2007 12:02:00]
Gandalf: Ash Nazg Durbatuluk, Ash Nazg Gimbatul, Ash Nazg Thrakatuluk, Agh Burzum-ishi Krimpatul.
Gandalf: [as Gandalf speaks the Ring spell, the sky grows dark, and rumbles]
Elrond: Never before has any one dared utter the words of that tongue here in Imladris.
Gandalf: I do not ask for pardon, Master Elrond, for the Black Speech of Mordor may yet be heard in every corner of the West.More [03/21/2007 12:03:00]
Rochester: If you had ever loved a man, you would say that speech with regret because you would fear the loss of him.
Elizabeth Barry: And supposing I have loved?
Rochester: Then show me in the speech.More [04/10/2007 12:04:00]
Lucius: [Bob and Lucius are sitting in a parked car, reminiscing] So now I'm in deep trouble. I mean, one more jolt of this death ray and I'm an epitaph. Somehow I manage to find cover and what does Baron von Ruthless do?
Bob: [laughing] He starts monologuing.
Lucius: He starts monologuing! He starts like, this prepared speech about how *feeble* I am compared to him, how *inevitable* my defeat is, how *the world* *will soon* *be his*, yadda yadda yadda.
Bob: Yammering.
Lucius: Yammering! I mean, the guy has me on a platter and he won't shut up!More [05/08/2007 12:05:00]
Spenser: So the killing might be connected to the play, so I need someone to... tell me what the play was about.
Lou Montana: Ahem. Lou Montana. I directed. And, uh, your question is absurd.
Spenser: No; an actor getting shot on stage wearing tights while singing "Land of Love" is absurd.
Lou Montana: Ah. And what was your response to the play?
Spenser: I found it a pretentious mishmash about appearance and reality.
Lou Montana: Well, art isn't "about"
[makes air quotes]
Lou Montana: anything. It *is* movement and speech in space and time.
Spenser: Thank you!
Lou Montana: I didn't expect you'd understand.
Spenser: Me either.More [05/16/2007 12:05:00]
Elizabeth Swann: Pretty speech from a captor, but words whispered through prison bars lose their charm.More [05/31/2007 12:05:00]
Emily: Okay, I am hearing this...
[She moves her hand in a speech mimiking sign]
Emily: And I want to hear this.
[She closes her hand]More [06/12/2007 12:06:00]
Steven: You know, my brother is a speech therapist.
Chip Douglas: Tho?More [07/04/2007 12:07:00]
[Thulsa Doom's final speech to his followers in the director's cut]
Thulsa Doom: Purging is at last at hand. Day of Doom is here. All that is evil, all their allies; your parents, your leaders, those who would call themselves your judges; those who have lied and corrupted the Earth, they shall all be cleansed.
Children of Doom: [chanting] Doom!
Thulsa Doom: You, my children, are the water that will wash away all that has gone before. In your hand, you hold my light, the gleam in the eye of Set. This flame will burn away the darkness, burn you the way to paradise!More [07/12/2007 12:07:00]

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