We’ve collected the best Speak Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: John Huston, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Abraham Maslow, John Keats, Bernard Meltzer. Use them as an inspiration.
You can’t speak for the people unless you’re able to walk amongst the people. And how many of these rappers out here actually hang out with regular people?
English is English, no matter what accent you speak it in.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
I’m 60 years old, and I want to enjoy life, and I want to be free to speak for my country.
If you see harassment happening, speak up. Being harassed is terrible; having bystanders pretend they don’t notice is infinitely worse.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
My actions speak harder than words.
Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception than the rule among exceptional men, not to speak of geniuses.
Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.
What politicians do is they never get the rhetoric wrong, and the price they pay is they don’t speak the truth as they see it. Now, I will speak truth as I see it, and sometimes I don’t get the rhetoric right. I think that’s a fair trade-off.
I have always admired the courage of ordinary individuals to step up and speak out against injustice and tyranny.
In the early days of love sometimes, you will report an ecstatic feeling you have met someone who seems to understand you without you needing to speak.
If you want people to listen, you have to have a platform to speak from, and that is excellence in what you do.
Vice, by comparison with terrible accidents, has its own peculiar explanation. For, in a way, it does occur in accordance with the rationale of nature, and its occurrence is not, so to speak, useless in relation to the whole world. For otherwise, the good would not exist, either.
The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.
I just know what I go through, and I know how to speak on it in an interesting way.
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.
When I speak English, I’ve been told, I have this patrician way of speaking that’s very irritating. It’s the whole class thing.
I find that as an athlete, we don’t get to speak our mind often or share our hearts. So I chose motivational speaking to help make a difference.
I just wanted to speak to the streets and give them motivation on making it out. Whatever situation they’re in, know that they can make do and have a better life.
When people feel they’re getting to speak into what’s being preached, there is high built-in motivation to participate.
When I speak it is in order to be heard.
The human voice: It’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a war or say ‘I love you.’ And yet many people have the experience that when they speak, people don’t listen to them.
When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.
Most people, throughout history, haven‘t learned one language to the exclusion of another. You learn to speak differently to a peasant and to a shoemaker. You speak differently to your mother, who comes from Burgundy, and to your father, who comes from Swabia.
If you can speak Spanish, then you can have a stronger connection with the residents of Los Angeles.
I do speak Mandarin, and I also relate to the hunger that China has for culture and architecture and style.
I used to be incredibly afraid of public speaking. I started with five people, then I’d speak to 10 people. I made it up to 75 people, up to 100, and now I can speak to a very large group, and it feels similar to speaking to you one-on-one.
Let’s just say that I have a tendency if I am uncomfortable in a situation to speak my mind.
I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
I have an awareness of a spiritual realm, and I see signs that I feel speak to me – I don’t know if that falls into superstition.
I don’t think the important part of making music is the method used but rather the spirit put into it, so to speak.
I didn’t speak English when I had my first job in motorsports.
When I speak out against the guns or against the big corporations, some of my friends say, ‘Oh Yoko, be careful. These people have all the power.’ But, you know, most people don’t speak out because they are frightened.
Some people can be president, some people can speak, some people, you know, anything that’s positive, man – a dentist, a doctor. Just hang in there and never give up, and find out what is your talent. First you got to find your talent and just stick with your talent, and I guarantee you’ll get there, man.
My biggest struggle was probably having to move from the Dominican to the United States to go to high school. Moving to Michigan, the weather, the language, I didn’t speak English at all. That adjustment for me was difficult at the beginning.
Facts do not speak.
I believe the reason we sleep is not just to allow our body to rest but that it is to allow this inner wisdom to speak to us through symbols. This includes the body or somatic problems as well as psychological ones. Dreams and drawings are useful in diagnosing physical conditions.
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.
I am thankful that Brooklyn, a community of more than 2.6 million people of which nearly half speak a language other than English at home, stands as a shining example of how immigration and diversity have made us a safer and stronger place to live, work, and experience the American dream.
I prefer to leave the paintings to speak for themselves.
Instead of sounding pretentious, phony, or repetitive, I’d rather not speak.
I think I only started to speak to people in grade four.
All I ever wanted really, and continue to want out of life, is to give 100 percent to whatever I’m doing and to be committed to whatever I’m doing and then let the results speak for themselves. Also to never take myself or people for granted and always be thankful and grateful to the people who helped me.
I can speak of slavery only so far as it came under my own observation – only so far as I have known and experienced it in my own person.
If ordinary people complain that I speak too much of myself, I complain that they do not even think of themselves.
Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.
I believe that filmmakers have to internalize the story and subtext so well that all of the departments can start to speak to each other – that music can speak to cinematography can speak to writing and back again.
Music is a means of spreading the good word and spreading positivity and productivity. Those things speak to me.
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.
Speak the truth, and all things alive or brute are vouchers, and the very roots of the grass underground there, do seem to stir and move to bear you witness.
Writers speak stench.
I want to position myself as a great singer/songwriter in Korea, then jump off that into different markets. South-east Asia, China, Japan – I’ve done nothing even though I speak four languages – English, Korean, Spanish, and a little bit of Mandarin.
I speak my mind, so I don’t hold my tongue for nobody.
I was born in Bangalore but grew up in Kolkata and I read, write and speak Bengali.
My buildings don’t speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
As for dream roles, they usually just speak to you. I just crave complex characters.
I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.
I speak to God every day.
Journalism makes you think fast. You have to speak to people in all walks of life. Especially local journalism.
I am a south Indian, so I speak Tamil.
I so want to be able to speak another language. I love the way my friends who are half Italian and half English break from one language into another without even pausing.
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.
The Internet is not just one thing, it’s a collection of things – of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.
No one knows anything about economics. It’s the great lie of the economists. By contrast in football people might have contrasting opinions, each of which has some validity. But the economists always speak in conditionals – what a mess.
I think where political issues invade moral situations, spiritual leaders have to speak out.
He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do: and so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him.
Every person has got the right to speak in public so long as it is their own point of view and it does not reflect badly on their employers, the game or other personalities in the game.
Defend an institution. Follow the courts or the media, or a court or a newspaper. Do not speak of ‘our institutions‘ unless you are making them yours by acting on their behalf. Institutions don’t protect themselves. They go down like dominoes unless each is defended from the beginning.
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.
No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.
Let’s not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can’t have high standards without good discipline.
We speak about understanding each other, having those conversations nationwide – culturally, historically – and yet there’s a lot of gaps. So I want to assist with closing the gap of knowing about and hearing about our Latino communities in terms of literature, in terms of writing.
How often do I call my mom? You can never call your mum enough, and I should call my mum more often. But I speak to my mum very regularly and have a close relationship with my parents.
It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
I was the first woman to speak ever at the National Press Club, and they gave me a necktie.
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
Speak low, if you speak love.
I get up every morning and say, ‘Father, give me strength today, not strength so I can lift 500 pounds, but give me strength, Lord, so when I speak, my words might motivate, might inspire somebody, Lord, when they see me, let them see you. When they hear me, Lord, let them hear you. In your holy name I pray.’
The protestor I think will speak up for the world’s poorest.
When I was young we weren’t even allowed to speak our own languages in school. They called it ‘vernacular,’ as if only English was the real tongue.
I am uncomfortable talking about the things that I write. It seems unseemly to me. I have no problem at all when I see anybody else talking about the same project, but I feel my work should speak for itself.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
There’s always opposition when you speak on topics like I’m speaking on. But I’m a black man in America. I grew up black in America. You can’t tell me that what I’ve experienced and what I’ve seen is not true.
Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes.
It is only the young and callow and ignorant that admire rashness. Think before you speak. Know your subject.
Icons speak icon language.
Music is its own language – if you don’t speak it, it’s hard to say what you’re trying to do.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
I have too much respect for people to try to control them. But they are estranged from love, afraid to reach out and touch one another. We’re afraid to appear sentimental or speak in platitudes because people will say, ‘What a jerk!’ It takes courage in our culture to be a lover.
Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks.
With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will.
Before I started school striking I had no energy, no friends and I didn’t speak to anyone. I just sat alone at home, with an eating disorder. All of that is gone now, since I have found a meaning, in a world that sometimes seems shallow and meaningless to so many people.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things.
Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Secularism is categorically not saying that the religious may not speak out publicly or have a say in public life. It is about saying that religion alone should not confer a privileged say in public life, or greater influence on it. It really is as simple as that.
Repeal the Missouri Compromise – repeal all compromises – repeal the Declaration of Independence – repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man’s heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.
Hindi has never been a trouble. In fact, Hindi is the only language I can speak and write apart from Malayalam and English.
It’s become easier to speak up for myself.
Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.
Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.
Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.
Singapore‘s not a very big country. They speak with one voice, and they have a clear idea of what their regulatory environment should look like.
The beauty of our democracy lies in the American value of equality: if you vote, you have a seat at the table. If you speak, you have a chance to persuade others. A billionaire and a minimum wage earner have the same power at the ballot box.
It is terrible to speak of you, Liberty, for one who lives without you.
I learned English kind of late. I remember when I got my first opportunity to work in America, I didn’t speak a lot of English, so I only really knew my lines for the movie I was doing.
When you talk about Puyol, you speak of a myth of football.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Girls need to learn that they’re allowed to say no and to speak up.
Besides Hindi and English, I can speak in Maithli, my native language, and in Bangla and Nepalese too. But I can just about make a smattering at Marathi.
My actions will speak louder than words.
I don’t even know how to speak up for myself, because I don’t really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. And if you’re always the new kid, you never get a chance to adapt, so your confidence is just zilch.
My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera.
The only way to learn a language properly, in fact, is to marry a man of that nationality. You get what they call in Europe a ‘sleeping dictionary.’ Of course, I have only been married five times, and I speak seven languages. I’m still trying to remember where I picked up the other two.
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
Time was when they that feared the Lord spake often to one another; I am afraid that now they more often speak one against another.
When I fight for a cause and I know it, I fight for it. I’m not scared to say something. I think some tennis player, maybe they’re a bit scared, whatever is the reason. Definitely, some athletes, they fight for big cause. They speak it loud. I think it’s great. It’s great for sport. It’s great for life.
Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
It doesn’t matter if you can’t speak the same language. If you have pictures, or better still, if you can draw things, then you can communicate anything to anyone.
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
When I speak, I speak facts, and if you’re getting mad, it’s because you know it’s the truth.
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.
We danced on the lip of the volcano, so to speak. We were young, too. And New York was still a big, open city where anything could happen and anyone could be star. Rents were cheap, creativity was encouraged, and bottle service was still 20 years away. That was the era the Club Kids came into.
To win the nomination, you speak to people who vote in Republican primaries. And they tend not to be millennials or minorities… When I win the nomination and show up at a black church, they say, ‘Where have you been Mr. Romney?’
If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
My buildings will be my legacy… they will speak for me long after I’m gone.
I said I’m going to vote for Hillary. But my philosophy is that everything’s workable. If Trump is president, I’ll work with that guy. I don’t know if he’s terrible or what. He’s refreshing in that he doesn’t speak in that political way. I don’t quite understand why everybody hates Hillary so much.
Slipknot’s the kind of band you need to step away from and kind of take a break from and let it heal, so to speak.
South Africa never leaves one indifferent. Its history, its population, its landscapes and cultures – all speak to the visitor, to the student, to the friend of Africa.
I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.
Speak up. You have to project! If people can’t hear you, it doesn’t matter what you say.
I was shy when I was a kid, I was very shy, but now I think I’ve improved a lot. I can speak OK with the media and with the people. My English is still bad but I feel a little bit better now than before.
I can speak English. I can speak Hindi. I can understand one or two other languages.
Somebody said to me that I speak English almost like somebody for whom English is not their first language.
I don’t speak fluent Spanish. I took it in college.
I use my platform as a tool and a way to speak about greater change.
To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.
There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.
Jesus ain’t American, you know what I mean? And there is gonna be more people in Heaven who don’t speak English and are not white when we get there.
When I speak everyone listens and that gives me pleasure – even Zlatan, who has got a strong personality. When I talk he listens to me and I explain why he has got to do this or that.
After I got arrested the Filipino government unshackled me. I knew first-hand how they violated my rights and I could speak about that from experience.
When I moved to Bombay, it was very harsh. I was nothing like what I am today. I couldn’t speak a word of English. In England, people might be very understanding about that, but in Bombay, they’re not very forgiving. ‘If you don’t speak English, how do you expect to work in Hindi films?’
It’s not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause.
Even when we talked about child labor, we were frowned upon. But then you know that you have to speak the truth irrespective of the repercussions.
I know too much about religion to be religious, so to speak, and I am not that stupid, either.
It took me a year to really learn the American lingo. I really feel for people who are coming here and don’t speak English at all. It must be hell.
I am at home in many cultures. I live actively in three continents and I’ve done that for most of my life, so I just make films as I see the world, and that happens to speak to people. I do things that I want to do.
We must see others’ struggles as our own, and their success as our success, so we can speak to our common humanity.
In general, questions are fine; you can always seize upon the parts of them that interest you and concentrate on answering those. And one has to remember when answering questions that asking questions isn’t easy either, and for someone who’s quite shy to stand up in an audience to speak takes some courage.
The idea of ‘talking white,’ a lot of people grew up around that, just the idea that if you speak with proper diction and come off as educated that it’s not black and that it’s actually anti-black and should be considered only something that white people would do.
Truth is the most bitter to accept, swallow and digest it. The moment you speak truth, you lose your popularity. But I don’t care.
There are Jews who came from 102 countries and speak 81 languages – how do you consolidate them into one nation? This is where I saw my role.
I don’t care about controversies. I am a young woman with an opinion about certain things. I can’t be diplomatic. I am a feminist, and as long as I can be the voice of hundreds of girls out there, I will speak my mind. I don’t care what other people think.
Bragging about yourself violates norms of modesty and politeness – and if you were really competent, your work would speak for itself.
I feel that as the world becomes more and more multicultural, it’s a good tool to be able to speak another language.
I don’t think there is any kind of magic about what I do. All of the connections are there, somewhere in the subconscious or in the collective unconscious. If I let the elements speak to each other, then these coincidences will happen. And they do happen. They happen all the time.
One’s dream is constantly evolving, rising and falling, changing course. This happens in every job, but because I have worked in comedy for twenty-five years, I can probably speak best about my own profession.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
It is no accident that the place that lends itself to creating conflicts between the dominant order of thought and people who want to speak their minds freely is the college campus, where conservatives feel outnumbered and crushed by a system of higher education that believes in academic freedom for me, not for thee.
Get up. Stand up. Speak up. Do something.
Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn’t management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team‘s mission.
Everybody should have their own thing, and if he don’t want to be a role model, that should be up to him. In the right situations, I can try to help and be a role model, but I’m still gonna speak my mind, and if that affects the role-model deal, then too bad.
Now God has never shouted out to me. I’ve never heard God speak audibly. He doesn’t have to.
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
To live like we are supposed to, we need to listen to our blood, so to speak. Our paganism is in our blood, and to be able to create a positive and meaningful civilization in the future, on the ruins of the ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ we live in today, we need to live in accordance with our blood.
I learned how to speak English watching television.
The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can never know at what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned.
I can speak a little bit of Hindi but understand every word.
In a society that celebrates the inessential, architecture can put up a resistance, counteract the waste of forms and meanings and speak its own language.
Maids in India have egos. Big egos. They do not like being spoken to curtly, and they do not like to be abruptly instructed by a woman they do not know. They come with the feeling that they already know everything. So while training them to do things your way, speak gently, and when they do it right, appreciate it.
Art is a habit-forming drug. Art has absolutely no existence as veracity, as truth. People always speak of it with this great, religious reverence, but why should it be so revered?
The Bill of Rights was intended to secure freedom of speech – the freedom of speech of members of parliament to speak freely rather than be at threat of… the threat of an over powerful monarch at the time.
Confidentially, the type of male I find most enjoyable for a friend is one who has enough fire and assurance to speak up for his convictions.
Anonymity is a universal convention of the blogosphere, and the wicked expedience is that you can speak without consequences.
I’ve always been inspired by people who can speak other languages.
I don’t view Apple or myself as an activist. What we do is for some things where we think we have deep knowledge, or think we do, or a strong point of view, we’re not shy. We’ll stand up, speak out – even when our voice shakes.
The privilege I’ve had as a curator is not just the discovery of new works… but what I’ve discovered about myself and what I can offer in the space of an exhibition – to talk about beauty, to talk about power, to talk about ourselves, and to talk and speak to each other.
Sometimes when I’m talking, my words can’t keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
My father was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. His family is from Spain. My father never taught me how to speak Spanish when I was little. That’s very disappointing to me. I’m still planning on learning it on my own. I really want to travel to Spain and immerse myself in the culture and learn it on my own.
I never thought I was doing any great work. I never thought I would last. In the beginning, I was terrible. I never used to speak to people. I used to start crying. I was extra sensitive. I would run away home and feel miserable. I didn’t know how to behave then. I was touchy. People interpreted it as arrogance.
I am the Democratic Party‘s candidate for president who happens also to be a Catholic. I do not speak for my church on public matters – and the church does not speak for me.
Obama doesn’t run around wearing a Carrie Bradshaw-esque nameplate necklace that says ‘Socialist.’ But his policies, actions, words, background and associations speak louder than any ID necklace ever could.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.
It is a fool’s prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
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.
We need someone who is going to stand up, speak up, and speak out for the people who need help, for the people who have been discriminated against.
I couldn’t speak Japanese very well, passport regulations were changing, I felt British, and my future was in Britain. And it would also make me eligible for literary awards. But I still think I’m regarded as one of their own in Japan.
There are elections in which everyone knows that ‘the people have spoken’ but they don’t always know exactly what the people have said. This November‘s election was different. Not only did the people speak, they spoke clearly.
Rather than wait to be discovered, discover yourself. Whatever it is that you intend to do later, start doing it now, get good at it, and show people what you’ve done. Actions speak louder than words.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
I was a fat little boy when I was 10 years old! My mother, who didn’t speak any English at all, said, ‘I know the only thing is to put him in an English boarding school. The food will be so horrible that he’ll lose his weight.’
We human beings were never born to read; we invented reading and then had to teach it to every new generation. Each new reader comes to reading with a ‘fresh‘ brain – one that is programmed to speak, see, and think, but not to read.
It probably helps that my background is in the sciences and I can speak the scientists‘ language.
Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn’t speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education.
We hope to encourage George and Charlotte to speak about their feelings, and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older.
Microsoft‘s intentions must be judged by Microsoft’s actions, not Microsoft’s words. Their actions speak plainly enough: they are working to turn today’s open-PC ecosystem into a closed, Microsoft-controlled distribution and commerce monopoly.
We need to change the culture of this topic and make it OK to speak about mental health and suicide.
Pop culture and entertainment can be dismissed as surface, but it’s not. It’s the language we all speak, and it’s the connection point between people all over the world.
Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth.
For some reason, we’re brainwashed to think if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good black person.
I want to speak to people directly as much as possible.
The power of story and the power of a well-crafted film or television show is really all you need to speak to people. I think Hollywood is sort of catching up to that.
I grew up speaking Spanish and English. My mother can speak Spanish, English, French and Italian, and she’s pretty good at faking Portuguese. I wish that I spoke more languages than I do.
Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
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.
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.
As a follower of Jesus, I am called to work for justice and reconciliation, and to be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. I plan to focus my future work on human rights and religious freedom – both domestic and international – as well as matters of the culture and the American family.
When we speak of faith – the faith that can move mountains – we are not speaking of faith in general but of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We need to start identifying the triggers that aggravate mental health issues in our society – bullying, social media negativity and anxiety, gender based violence, substance abuse, stigma around issues such as maternal issues, etc., and we need to speak up about these more and get to the source of the problems.
In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.
We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.
I should be on Broadway. You have to sing, you have to dance, you have to speak well, and I’m good at all of those!
During a fashion show, I want the clothes to speak. The effort I put into my work must be respected.
I am Chinese. I speak fluent Mandarin. And I go, ‘Man, it’s about time a Chinese person could step up to a Hollywood screen, and international screen, and help save the world.’
Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.
Try to imagine that you’re the strongest, most noble, most thoughtful, most compassionate, intelligent person in the world, and pretend to be that. Speak from that place. It’s more than self-awareness; it’s the ability to access this super-intelligence.
I think English is very important for tennis players. To be on the tour, it’s much more easier if you speak English. So that’s why I knew that I have to improve my English.
We loved the language in Cormac McCarthy‘s ‘No Country,’ which is really about the region, while in ‘True Grit’ it’s more about period: people did speak more formally and floridly.
I prefer to speak of ‘interdimensionals’ rather than ‘extraterrestrials’ because the latter has connotations of ‘little green men’ and all the other cliche responses. Nor does it tell the full story.
We have to come together and speak honestly about what the barriers are within our community – and then tear them down. It’s really that simple.
If you don’t speak out now when it matters, when would it matter for you to speak out?
I can speak Tamil fluently, and the sentence structures in Telugu are quite similar.
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.
When the medium of the film is English, even the illiterates also should speak in proper English.
Man was so created by the Lord as to be able while living in the body to speak with spirits and angels, as in fact was done in the most ancient times; for, being a spirit clothed with a body, he is one with them.
How do I speak Spanish? Not too well.
I don’t speak English or French, but that doesn’t mean anything.
Making a donation is the ultimate sign of solidarity. Actions speak louder than words.
He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.
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.
I speak three other languages – Serbian, French, and Italian – but typically read in English.
The world of sports knows no religious, racial or political differences. Athletes, from whatever land they come, speak the same language. The lessons of competition are lessons for life.
I speak some Spanish. I would love to go make a movie in Spanish. I’d love to be in an Almodovar movie or an Inarritu.
My mother taught me everything I know; how to speak properly, posture, enunciation.
I think it’s so fun when I get to work with women writers in particular because we really understand the core story or foundation as women. That’s so important to me that the authenticity is there, you know, from the place that I speak from for my women. Having other females with me helps me dig deeper.
When I speak of artistic universals, I am not denying the enormous role played by culture. Obviously culture plays a tremendous role, otherwise you wouldn’t have different artistic styles – but it doesn’t follow that art is completely idiosyncratic and arbitrary, either, or that there are no universal laws.
I do not speak through my characters; it’s not a ventriloquist act.
When I took part in European leaders summits, it was sometimes unpleasant for me to hear Romanian, Polish, Portuguese, and Italian friends speak English, although I admit that on an informal basis, first contacts can be made in this language. Nevertheless, I will defend everywhere the use of the French language.
I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it’s often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.
Life is too short. I don’t have time to speak slowly.
There was an incident, in 1912, which ‘gave me a turn,’ so to speak: when I brought the ‘Nude Descending a Staircase‘ to the Independants, and they asked me to withdraw it before the opening.
I try to speak my points of view about black America, and how I feel about black men and the role that black men should play in their lives with their children and in their lives with their women.
I don’t believe in success, I don’t believe in achievements so to speak. I just believe in relishing every moment of my life. That’s enough for me.
I like that Ben & Jerry‘s is willing to speak out about social and political issues that aren’t always safe – but are the right thing to do.
A lot of people talk too much. They speak… except they don’t.
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
I said to the almond tree, ‘Friend, speak to me of God,’ and the almond tree blossomed.
I lived next to Russian soldiers. We had Russian army guys in our house when I grew up. We made lemonade for them; they were everywhere. I had a Russian school. I grew up with Russian traditions, I know Russian songs… it infiltrates me a lot. I even speak a little Russian.
By middle school, I said to myself that it’s time I begin to speak. I joined the choir, not because I wanted to. I forced myself.
Once you step foot on the Supreme Court steps, you lose your first-amendment rights. I don’t see how, as an American citizen, you can’t go to the Supreme Court steps and speak your mind or speak your piece peacefully.
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.