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

“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

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

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

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

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

Roopleen
“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”
Dr 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

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

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

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

(3.2.41)”
William Shakespeare, Henry V

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

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

“We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings. Never underestimate the power of a single word, and never recklessly throw around words. One wrong word, or misinterpreted word, can change the meaning of an entire sentence and start a war. And one right word, or one kind word, can grant you the heavens and open doors.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Karen Quan
“My heart is burning a hole in my chest and every time you speak to me, it keeps sinking, and I'm left with nothing but ashes. I wish she were talking to me, because the more she speaks to me, the more my heart flutters like a rising phoenix.
-Karen Quan and Jarod Kintz”
Karen Quan, liQUID PROse QUOtes

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

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

Vera Nazarian
“Don't bother to argue anything on the Internet. And I mean, ANYTHING.... The most innocuous, innocent, harmless, basic topics will be misconstrued by people trying to deconstruct things down to the sub-atomic level and entirely miss the point.... Seriously. Keep peeling the onion and you get no onion.”
Vera Nazarian

Todd Stocker
“A speaker should approach his preparation not by what he wants to say, but by what he wants to learn.”
Todd Stocker

“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

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“It's good to see the snakes revealing themselves. They weren't actually hidden at all. People hide behind the masks, but eventually you see them for who they truly are.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush

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

Russell Hoban
“O yes youwl want to think on that you dont want your mouf to walk you where your feet dont want to go.”
Russell Hoban, Riddley Walker

Israelmore Ayivor
“Be polite in your speeches. Good information rudely communicated will make no positive difference.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Mine Your Gold: How to Dig Up and Optimize Your Hidden Greatness

Richie Norton
“Some people say they have 20 years experience, when in reality, they have 1 year's experience repeated 20 times. (Stephen M R Covey to Richie Norton when Norton asked if he was too young to train older executives for Covey.)”
Richie Norton

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