Stutter Quotes

Quotes tagged as "stutter" (showing 1-12 of 12)
“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.”
James Earl Jones

Geoffrey Miller
“Imagine a young Isaac Newton time-travelling from 1670s England to teach Harvard undergrads in 2017. After the time-jump, Newton still has an obsessive, paranoid personality, with Asperger’s syndrome, a bad stutter, unstable moods, and episodes of psychotic mania and depression. But now he’s subject to Harvard’s speech codes that prohibit any “disrespect for the dignity of others”; any violations will get him in trouble with Harvard’s Inquisition (the ‘Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion’). Newton also wants to publish Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, to explain the laws of motion governing the universe. But his literary agent explains that he can’t get a decent book deal until Newton builds his ‘author platform’ to include at least 20k Twitter followers – without provoking any backlash for airing his eccentric views on ancient Greek alchemy, Biblical cryptography, fiat currency, Jewish mysticism, or how to predict the exact date of the Apocalypse.

Newton wouldn’t last long as a ‘public intellectual’ in modern American culture. Sooner or later, he would say ‘offensive’ things that get reported to Harvard and that get picked up by mainstream media as moral-outrage clickbait. His eccentric, ornery awkwardness would lead to swift expulsion from academia, social media, and publishing. Result? On the upside, he’d drive some traffic through Huffpost, Buzzfeed, and Jezebel, and people would have a fresh controversy to virtue-signal about on Facebook. On the downside, we wouldn’t have Newton’s Laws of Motion.”
Geoffrey Miller

Julia Quinn
“He was proud and stubborn, and all the ton looked up to him. Men curried his favor, women flirted like mad. And all the while he'd been terrified every time he'd opened his mouth.”
Julia Quinn, The Duke and I

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Fear the soldier who stammers, for he is very fast at pulling the triger.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

David Shields
“Why would someone for whom talking was torture want to talk all the time before thousands of Athenians? Because otherwise he’d have drown himself at high tide. My sister- so shy, so sincere- once wanted to be an actress. The best jazz drummer I’ve ever heard had only one arm. We all choose a calling that’s the most radical contradiction of ourselves.”
David Shields, Dead Languages

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Words cannot only be made... But made to have a meaning, free the tongue and continue your speech.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“I may be deprived of eloquence, but my mind can never be a dumb.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“When you see a stranger, your mouth start dancing like convulsion.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“I haven't got a clue on how to love you like a lover should, how to make you happy or even how to make you stay. I hardly grasp the essence of desire and true affection scares me more than it should, but know that every stutter, every shy glance, every hesitant touch, come from someone who believes in you and I.”
inkness//IG poet

Peadar Ó Guilín
“His stutter didn't like the idea of wooing and silenced any attempts to broach the subject.”
Peadar Ó Guilín, The Inferior

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“People who stutter are less diffident or more confident in winter.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana