Quotes About Speaking

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Fran Lebowitz
“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
Fran Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

Colleen Hoover
“Sometimes not speaking says more than all the words in the world.”
Colleen Hoover, Ugly Love

Benjamin Franklin
“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
Benjamin Franklin

Winston S. Churchill
“A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”
Winston S. Churchill

Brené Brown
“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.”
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Jarod Kintz
“I’m bilingual, speaking English and body language. I prefer the latter, because I can speak it silently and without listening and while my back is turned.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”
Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

Tarjei Vesaas
“Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.”
Tarjei Vesaas, The Boat in the Evening

Jarod Kintz
“She moved her hands like crane claws as she spoke, trying to dig at the essence of what she was saying. It was the dirtiest I love you I’ve ever heard.”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

Shannon Hale
“Clearly she was expected to say something, but panic at having to speak stole the thoughts from her head.”
Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl

Jean Kerr
“Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself-like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.”
Jean Kerr

Andrew Solomon
“I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.”
Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Vera Nazarian
“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.

Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.

Their language has been lost.

But not the gestures.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Brené Brown
“Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.”
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

William Shakespeare
“Men of few words are the best men."

William Shakespeare, Henry V

“Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.”

T.F. Hodge
“What you do teaches faster, and has a lasting impression, far beyond what you say.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Vera Nazarian
“Yawns are not the only infectious things out there besides germs.

Giggles can spread from person to person.

So can blushing.

But maybe the most powerful infectious thing is the act of speaking the truth.”
Vera Nazarian

Jarod Kintz
“My mouth is often wounded by my sharp words, so sometimes when I’m out in public, I’ll wear a large Band Aid over my lips.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Adam Gopnik
“Wit and puns aren't just decor in the mind; they're essential signs that the mind knows it's on, recognizes its own software, can spot the bugs in its own program.”
Adam Gopnik

Ashley Ormon
“Honestly, if everyone likes what you say something is wrong with your message.”
Ashley Ormon

Jarod Kintz
“When someone says, “One last thing,” it never is. Unless they die right after speaking. Make sure that they do. 
Check their pulse to be certain.”
Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.

Jarod Kintz
“Mouths are longer than they are wide, to ensure words don’t come out sideways. Even the word “sideways” comes out straight.”
Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

Amanda Quick
“A lady can always find the appropriate words for any occasion - Aunt Horatia”
Amanda Quick, Mischief

“who did I think we were.
who did I think
I could make you.

this is the oldest mistake,
to confuse wanting
with magic. silence is the undoing
of every spell, and we are experts
in the unsaid. even now, I forget
to put us in past tense. as if
the air in this city were the same.
as if love is anything like its speaking.”
Marty McConnell Emily Kagan Trenchard

Jarod Kintz
“Turn the fan off when I’m talking. It not only makes my words colder, but it distorts and dilutes what I’m saying.”
Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life

Jarod Kintz
“My mother-in-law got so angry at me she vowed she’d never speak to me again, and I smiled and gave thanks for the little miracle God worked in my life.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

G.K. Griswold
“Twist a tongue, and tongue a twist how many twists can a tongue twister twist around the twisting tongue.”
G.K. Griswold

Jarod Kintz
“If body language is 90% of a conversation, then obviously what’s being said is only half as important as what’s not being said. And what are you saying? I can’t hear you when my back is turned.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jarod Kintz
“To most people, if you’re muttering, you might as well be speaking a foreign language. I should know, because in college I took two years of muttering.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

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