Spoken Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Spoken Quotes from Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Mercedes McCambridge, Chris Hughton, Publilius Syrus, Janeane Garofalo. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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My band, Miles Long, is a jazz-funk spoken word band. There’s jazz sensibilities, but I’m a bass player, so I’m very much into the head-bobbing vibe with sophisticated lyrics.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic to stimulate my acting career.
Mercedes McCambridge
I have spoken on many occasions about what I felt about a lack of black managers at the highest level. Total inclusion is good for our game and that is what I think everyone wants to see.
Chris Hughton
I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.
Publilius Syrus
German accents and Hassidic accents aren’t that romantic. They’re more harsh. Although Hebrew, when spoken by certain people, sounds beautiful. There’s this beautiful woman I know who speaks Hebrew, and when she speaks, it’s so attractive. Maybe it’s who’s speaking it.
Janeane Garofalo
A lot of men I have spoken to have said it’s very confusing being a modern man. You want to be sensitive but also strong. You can’t win. It’s really hard trying to be both.
Zoe Ball
The poet’s spoken discourse often depends on a mystique, on the spiritual freedom that finds itself enslaved on earth.
Salvatore Quasimodo
All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.
Adolf Hitler
When people see my show, they may not laugh out loud as they do with some of the classic comedians, but they do enjoy it. I regret that I called it comedy to begin with; I should have called it ‘An Evening With’ or put it down as spoken word. But the emphasis is always on funny stories.
Mick Foley
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
Gustave Flaubert
When the written and spoken word is censored, the urban landscape becomes a nation’s only physical link to the past.
Ma Jian
Many things there be in the scripture, which have a carnal fulfilling, even there where they be spoken or done; and yet have another spiritual signification, to be fulfilled long after in Christ and his kingdom, and yet never known till the thing be done.
William Tyndale
I have spoken about inflation, unemployment, farmers’ problems, security, etc. I keep talking about these issues. I seek answers from the Indian government.
Narendra Modi
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
Orson Scott Card
Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true.
Marcel Proust
I don’t care how someone lives or how good their spoken English is. I do all of my interviews on Skype text chat – all that matters is their work.
Matt Mullenweg
When people laugh at me, they are not laughing in the way that they normally would at a comedian. They are laughing with relief, because the truth has been spoken, and political correctness has not strangled this particular gigastar.
Barry Humphries
I’ve spoken with Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson, and they say the Premier League’s the place to be. It’s where I want to get to, and getting there with Palace would be nice.
Wilfried Zaha
I like to write in coffee shops in countries in which languages I do not speak are spoken. That way, you’re surrounded by the buzz of humanity, but you aren’t distracted by people’s conversations.
Adam Mansbach
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
E. W. Howe
Upon the subjects of which I have treated, I have spoken as I have thought. I may be wrong in regard to any or all of them; but, holding it a sound maxim that it is better only sometimes to be right than at all times to be wrong, so soon as I discover my opinions to be erroneous, I shall be ready to renounce them.
Abraham Lincoln
If you see me or another model in a bar, wait until you are spoken to before you speak.
Jessica Hart
More than 300 languages are spoken in London. Religions are freely practiced. Rich and poor live on the same street, side by side. We’ve actually escaped many of the most difficult problems – integration and community cohesion.
Sadiq Khan
Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced, then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.
Timothy Radcliffe
Oh, those golden-yellow eyes of the wolf! You can feel yourself being pulled in. I knew I had been accepted – and that I had spoken to another species.
Jean Craighead George
I don’t think that the spoken words solve everything. Sometimes silence delivers truer feelings while the words can distort the meaning in some situations.
Kim Ki-duk
The reality is, we have had filled rooms wherever we’ve spoken, and in New Zealand, the left and the right have been coming together and saying, ‘We believe in free speech.’
Lauren Southern
People’s choice to become vegan, from people I’ve spoken to, seems motivated by fear.
Anthony Bourdain
Everything starts with writing. I heard Nikki Giovanni and was blown away. I just thought ‘wow’; she was writing from a black girl’s perspective, and the imagery was so vivid that I started doing spoken word.
Jill Scott
It is a mistake to suppose that the Supreme Court is either honoured or helped by being spoken of as beyond criticism. On the contrary, the life and character of its justices should be the objects of constant watchfulness by all, and its judgments subject to the freest criticism.
David Josiah Brewer
Comedy was something I picked up trying to perfect my art through spoken word. I got on YouTube just to show off my poetry, and then people thought I was funny, so I ran with it.
Spoken Reasons
The most powerful words uttered in our democracy are the people have spoken.
Raphael Warnock
All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
Robert Louis Stevenson
My influences are all over the place. Different films have spoken to me at different times in my life, and they’ve helped create my idea of the kind of films I want to make.
Andrew Haigh
Do not suffer any man to baptize or minister unto you, unless God has spoken unto him by the voice of his servants, and authorized him to minister in his name.
Orson Pratt
Ultimately the specialists that I’ve seen and spoken to, if you do get a whack on the head and there’s a small sort of concussion, and then you go and get another whack on the head within minutes, then that’s when the damage can be done. And I think that’s where we can potentially protect the players a lot more.
Ryan Mason
Being a third-generation Mexican-American and speaking English exclusively, I heard Spanish spoken by my relatives all my life, especially when they didn’t want me to understand what they were talking about.
Cheech Marin
I have spoken with many former athletes, and they tell me the best time they had was in sports. I listen to them and use their experience in my career.
Sergei Bubka
I’ve always liked this idea that writing should comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable to create trouble. The value of a work of art can be measured by the harm spoken of it. If you’re not feeling that, then absolutely, why bother?
David Shields
Eugenio Montale – born in Genoa in 1896, died in Milan, 1981 – is one of the twentieth-century Europeans who has spoken most meaningfully to American and British poets.
Jonathan Galassi
When I first knew that I wanted to rap I was seven years old and I lost the talent show. It was like spoken word or something. My mom made me do it. It was a Langston Hughes poem. The girl that came on after me, she wound up winning. She was a singer.
Rico Nasty
Look at the English league. Everyone down there backs it. That’s why it’s so highly spoken of. If Scottish football can do that, it will make it a lot more appealing to some fans who are maybe not coming.
Andrew Robertson
My personal medicine bundle is my backpack that I have at the top of the course. Each person’s medicine bundle is different and sacred and not to be spoken of. I have some goodies in my bundle. And my power stone is a quartz crystal that I love and wear almost every day.
Jamie Anderson
I am a big one for subtlety and empathy. My dad was softly spoken and didn’t carry his honours and accomplishments for everyone to see.
Kyle MacLachlan
I personally can tell you that all my girlfriends – and many women I’ve spoken to – have this fear of being perceived as desperate or forward when they want to approach a man. It was always, ‘He must text you first’ – but why?
Whitney Wolfe Herd
I am attracted by almost any French word – written or spoken. Before I knew its meaning, I thought ‘saucisson’ so exquisite that it seemed the perfect name to give a child – until I learned it meant ‘sausage!’
Olivia De Havilland
There is a lot of silence in me, and I feel that silence is often better than spoken words.
Randeep Hooda
If someone has behaved badly with a woman. and she hasn’t spoken about it for ten, 20, or 30 years, it’s her prerogative when she wants to speak.
Farhan Akhtar
Religion of any form is a sacred matter. It involves the relation of the individual to some Being believed to be infinitely supreme. It involves not merely character and life here, but destiny hereafter, and as such is not to be spoken of lightly or flippantly.
David Josiah Brewer
I believe the people of Compton are ready for change. They’ve spoken. Their voice has clearly been heard that they don’t want to go backward. They want to go forward.
Aja Brown
As an atheist, I am angry that we live in a society in which the plain truth cannot be spoken without offending 90% of the population.
Sam Harris
In my many trips to South Africa, I have met and spoken to a lot of people there, and they all seem to find apartheid as repellent as you would.
Henry Rollins
O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that’s broken!
Walter Scott
Lolo Jones came up to me and said, ‘Well done, Greg,’ and I don’t think I’ve ever spoken to her in my life.
Greg Rutherford
Everybody who I’ve spoken to who was conscious when ‘Queer as Folk’ went out says it was a complete game-changer. It completely changed people’s perception of young, gay men especially.
Freddie Fox
See, Padam Kumar thinks and talks in Tamil and English. So for him, the words in ‘Supari’ were less important than how they were spoken.
Uday Chopra
He was the only person caught in the collapse, and afterward, most of his work was recovered too, and it is still spoken of, when it is noted, with high regard, though seldom played.
William Gaddis
Ive won it once, and that might be enough for some people, but it isnt for me, he says. I want to do this again and again. I want to be called out as a multiple world champion, and spoken about like some of the greats of the game.
Gerwyn Price
Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action.
Augustus Hare
Hoping to instill my love of learning in other children, I taught my first class at a local elementary school the year my first book, ‘Flying Fingers,’ debuted; since then, I have spoken at hundreds of schools, classrooms and conferences around the world.
Adora Svitak
My work has spoken for itself, and I’ve been offered work purely on merit.
Mandira Bedi
I’ve always been someone who’s believed in truth. I believe truth exists. I don’t believe in relativism, a ‘your truth, my truth’ kind of a thing. However, I also believe that the truth must always be spoken in love – and that grace and truth are found in Jesus Christ.
Jonathan Jackson
Wait a minute, guys, I have always been on your side. I have always spoken for you, always tried to put on a good face for the state of Indiana. All of a sudden, some of you people think I’m a bad guy?
John Mellencamp
I like people. That’s me. I like people on the street, and I also happen to like other people who have power. But I’ll go to a party and realise I haven’t spoken to anybody who can do anything for me.
John Polson
He’s not a coach who speaks to you every day. Wenger has spoken to me two or three times. He’s told me he’s very impressed by how I train and how I’m a disciplined character.
Granit Xhaka
Infidelity is a fairly common occurrence in society but very often not spoken about.
Rasika Dugal
I’m someone who is inspired by people who’ve spoken out about different racial and gender issues.
Amandla Stenberg
Although spoken English doesn’t obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn’t know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage.
Marilyn vos Savant
Sometimes, the players who are not spoken about a lot, they grow and get better – with silence.
Gerard Deulofeu
Apparently, there are as many as 880 spoken languages in India, out of which 31 languages have been given an official status. To hear, decode, process, understand, speak, wait for the next person to decode your message, process, understand and then reply is to have a conversation.
Shweta Basu Prasad
I’m a person who promotes the concept of accountability to a great extent, and I’ve spoken in the Parliament and reinforced the need for accountability.
Vijay Mallya
Transgender folks have been part of the push for LGBT equality from the beginning, and we’ve spoken with loud and intelligent voices and have found political and personal success and advancement all over the world.
Chelsea Manning
Since I signed for Liverpool, my dad has spoken to me a lot about how much he loved them.
Naby Keita
Henson had never spoken to me about Kermit, but he had spoken to Frank Oz about the idea of me doing the character if he became too busy. I felt flattered.
Steve Whitmire
When I have signed for clubs, I have always spoken a long time with the CEO or with the owners, not only at United, but also at Bayern Munich and Barcelona, and I have the faith that they always support me.
Louis van Gaal
I kind of got popular as a spoken word artist, and I ended up doing some ads and audio stuff for Nike and Sprite.
Dante Basco
Persuasion is achieved by the speaker’s personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.
My parents are older, and they lead a somewhat sheltered life. It was difficult to talk with them about things that were embarrassing to me, and that I had never spoken to them about.
Anita Hill
Ab-Souls Outro’ serves as a jazzy, spoken summation of ‘Section.80’s themes. Guest cohort Ab-Soul opens the song with one urgent verse after another: Flowing freely like the saxophone behind him, his words advocate veering outside life’s most predictable pathways.
Anthony Fantano
If you stood me in a costume next to a computer graphic of the same-looking character, I think there would be a difference. And many movie fans I’ve spoken to would rather see an actor in a costume than CG.
Warwick Davis
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
Charles Dickens
I’ve spoken to referees from my era who have openly admitted they were influenced by Sir Alex Ferguson when they were refereeing at Old Trafford.
Matt Le Tissier
Our pop scene is among the best in the world because there are 300 languages spoken on the streets of London, compared with 200 in New York. Our diversity is our strength.
Charles Hazlewood
Well, Neighbours wanted to do a song on the show, and they asked me what songs I had. I told them I’d just written this song, called Born to Try, and I had just gone overseas and spoken to some people from Song about it.
Delta Goodrem
The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I’m not denying they exist. But it’s a far more philistine country than people think.
Colin Firth
As a boy, without experience, never having spoken in public in my life, for any length of time, never ten minutes at once, I was called to preside over a stake of Zion.
Heber J. Grant
I’ve had four near-death experiences – very, very near death experiences, and a few of them I’ve never spoken about publicly.
Sara Evans
I sometimes feel I would like to do crazy things with ‘Endgame,’ where someone says something, but the words, instead of being spoken, are written words projected out of their mouth.
Simon McBurney
Long before genetics became a flourishing field, Christians have spoken about sin as an inherited condition.
Michael Horton
Growing up, politics never trickled down to the areas we come from. But people from Obama’s camp, and Obama himself, reached out to me and asked for my help on the campaign. We’ve sat and had dinner, and we’ve spoken on the phone. He’s a very sharp guy. Very charming. Very cool.
As a reader I want to be present and entertained. I don’t want to be taught lessons, and I don’t want to be spoken down to. I want to be treated as a peer and to be made to feel welcome.
Patrick deWitt
India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples.
Sri Aurobindo
Within speech, words are subject to a kind of relation that is independent of the first and based on their linkage: these are syntagmatic relations, of which I have spoken.
Ferdinand de Saussure
I don’t want to be the only one speaking up for the refugees. I get all these comments from people saying, ‘Thanks so much for your courage,’ and, ‘You’re the only one who’s spoken out.’ But I don’t want to be the only one speaking up.
Til Schweiger
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
George Dennison Prentice
One of the nuisances of the ballot is that when the oracle has spoken you never know what it means.
Lord Salisbury
The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to ‘tear down this wall’, a surge of confidence rose that would ultimately breach the bounds of the evil empire.
Mitt Romney
It is no exaggeration to say that the English Bible is, next to Shakespeare, the greatest work in English literature, and that it will have much more influence than even Shakespeare upon the written and spoken language of the English race.
Lafcadio Hearn
Even to this day, I read things in real time, you know, I don’t – like, as if it’s being spoken. I can’t skim stuff in ways that I know certain people can. I have to sort of hear it in my head to be able to read it.
Justin Theroux
I’m very happy that the New York Times has spoken well of my stuff; who wouldn’t be? But it’s not a choice I made.
John M. Ford
I’m prepared to try to talk to a very beautiful girl. I learned a fantastic secret, which is that the most beautiful woman in the room is not being spoken to because she’s too intimidating. They’re not looking for somebody beautiful; they’re looking for somebody to amuse them.
Ben Miller
Very few people are fortunate enough to walk through countries like Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, and I had seen them all. I had spoken to many on the street.
Ashleigh Banfield
If you are not willing to be a lone wolf, keep your truth to yourself. If you want acceptance and your truths to be spoken, it is a slippery slope.
Pooja Bhatt
Spoken language’s elaborate rhythms and inflections convey more meaning per word than the printed word.
Timothy Noah
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.
Karisma Kapoor
There’s definitely been moments in my life, even recently, where I’ve taken chances or spoken up about something where I don’t know how it’s gonna go, but it is true, or it is my truth. That’s kind of that trusting life.
Tig Notaro
I’ve spoken to people who I swear can tell the future.
Molly Sims
It’s kind of like an out of body experience, watching my words being spoken by the actors, watching the portrayal of me by John David Washington.
Ron Stallworth
There are so many things we don’t know about because they don’t get spoken about, and people might be embarrassed to speak up or might be shamed into not speaking up.
Bria Vinaite
What’s hard, it seems, is living up to the words spoken by Jesus Christ, who preached naught but love and mercy and justice and humility.
Steven Weber
My sister and my brother, of whom I have not spoken before, were considerably older than I; it seemed almost as if we belonged to different generations.
Pierre Loti
There are quite some interesting roles. Just take my career for instance. I played a vivacious aerobics instructor in Porki.’ In my Telugu debut Bava,’ I played a lively girl from a village. In Udayan,’ my Tamil debut, I played a soft spoken Brahmin girl.
Pranitha Subhash
I’ve spoken to over 10,000 guys in my career, so I know what they think when it comes to dating.
Matthew Hussey
The language of politics is spoken in the first-person plural, and for Conservatives, the duty of the politician is to maintain that first-person plural in being.
Roger Scruton
I talk only about my journey because that’s all I know. That’s what the audience always pulls me back to. There’s a hunger out there for the spoken journey, just to share the experience, the strength, the hope.
Mariette Hartley
Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
Hosea Ballou
No one who set out to design a form of communication would ever end up with anything like English, Mandarin, or any of the more than six thousand languages spoken today.
Joshua Foer
Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it… it’s just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.
Henrik Ibsen
I work out religiously. It’s great for my back. It’s great for my core. I’ve been exposed to lots of exercise regimens and movement classes as an actor, so I understand the importance of stretching and staying limber, but Pilates is what’s really spoken to me. It works everything out.
Thomas Gibson
Anyone who has spoken to experienced combat troops knows that they rarely brag about their exploits. Strong and silent is the preferred style.
Linda Colley
Words that are carefully framed and spoken are the most powerful means of communication there is.
Nancy Duarte
When I say a spoken Hebrew sentence, half of it is like the King James Bible and half of it is a hip-hop lyric. It has a roller-coaster effect.
Etgar Keret
Spanish alone was understood or spoken here; our friend, the countryman, stuck to us most nobly, he understood us not a bit better than the rest but saw that we were in distress and would not desert us.
George Grey
Parents can plant magic in a child’s mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.
Robert MacNeil
I’ve spoken to people who have retired once they lost the enjoyment of a long day in the field or going to the gym. If I lose that, it’s time to go.
James Anderson
After Balasaheb died, I have not spoken. What do I say?
Raj Thackeray
I am not going to say I have never spoken with Bill Simmons because I have. I respect him greatly.
Katie Nolan
I absolutely have not spoken to Marvel. It doesn’t mean that my team hasn’t spoken to Marvel.
Katee Sackhoff
As a left-wing campaigner for 35 years, I’ve been arrested on picket lines, led anti-imperialist demonstrations and spoken at anti-deportation protests outside police stations. I’ve made speeches at street rallies, in prisons and universities and at pubs.
Claire Fox
Most languages spoken by a few thousand people are so complicated they make your head swim; a Siberian yak herder’s language is much more complicated than a Manhattan bond trader’s.
John McWhorter
Your spoken voice is a part of it – not a big part of it, but it’s something. It puts people at ease, and once again kind of reaches out and makes a bridge for what’s otherwise difficult music.
Bruce Springsteen
Every spoken word arouses our self-will.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I like to be spoken about only when I am doing meaningful work.
Priyanshu Chatterjee
I haven’t seen or spoken to Ray Collins in at least 10 years so I don’t even know if he’s alive. I hope so.
Jimmy Carl Black
Yes, I’ve always been quiet about my personal life and I’ve never really spoken about what I was doing apart from work.
Shriya Saran
I think that certainly the artists of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s were fighting a very conformist society, which didn’t give them enough space to live or create, and they were bucking all kinds of spoken and unspoken rules.
Anne Roiphe
Study a foreign language if you have opportunity to do so. You may never be called to a land where that language is spoken, but the study will have given you a better understanding of your own tongue or of another tongue you may be asked to acquire.
Gordon B. Hinckley
The gay people I knew in real life were soft spoken and didn’t want to call attention to themselves because they were terrified of exposing themselves, of people finding out that they’re gay.
Chris Colfer
I don’t remember even having spoken a piece in Sunday school.
Sterling Hayden
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.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
The threat from the far right is as corrosive as the twisted Islamist ideologies so many Muslims have spoken out against.
Amber Rudd
My first spoken word poem, packed with all the wisdom of a 14-year-old, was about the injustice of being seen as unfeminine. The poem was very indignant, and mainly exaggerated, but the only spoken word poetry that I had seen up until that point was mainly indignant, so I thought that that’s what was expected of me.
Sarah Kay
I call what I do ‘modal structures.’ Sometimes they’re songs, sometimes they’re longer, sometimes they’re this mantra – I’ve never called myself a spoken word poet.
Anne Waldman
I’ve spoken with a few employers who have moved away from what has to be some of the least attractive language you could use about health risk to start talking about wellbeing.
Tom Rath
When I was a kid, my parents told me that every time we went to see a play or musical, I would sit there with my mouth hanging open completely immersed. I think it has just always spoken to me, been the thing that makes me feel alive, seen, and the way I can express myself.
Jessica Rothe
I always like spoken word records.
Ry Cooder
Alf Wight was first and foremost a great storyteller. From all the interesting people Alf had spoken to from all over the country, particularly vets, Alf wrote their stories down.
Christopher Timothy
I’ve spoken about politics a lot over the years and my main issue that I championed was just general engagement in politics.
Georgia Toffolo
The spoken word is man’s physician in grief. For this alone has soothing charms for the soul.
What I love is the comedy of the body. It’s a little highfalutin’, but you can even say pre-verbal comedy. People laugh differently at stuff that isn’t brought to them via the spoken word. It’s from a different place; it’s a different quality of laughter.
Bill Irwin
My parents both worked full-time flipping burgers at the local fast-food joint, and my grandmother looked after us. English was her second language, so instead of books, I learned spoken French nursery rhymes and curse words.
Kameron Hurley
When I was working on the al-Zawahiri piece, a large part of it published in ‘The New Yorker’ in 2002, I had spoken to a lot of Zawahiri’s friends, people who had been in prison with him, people that had been in al-Jihad with him. And quite to my surprise, they liked that article a lot.
Lawrence Wright
I started my life as an admiring fan, and fortunate am I to marry him and see the different aspects and qualities of this great human being who was not like any of the people I had met and spoken to.
Saira Banu
I was an English major in college, so I really liked spoken word and poetry; it was what I did before I wrote music.
Mat Kearney
People I’ve never spoken to before come up to me and give me a hug.
Lesley Nicol
I don’t really have a lot of hobbies. I listen to a lot of spoken word. I get books on tape.
Benny Green
Like it or not, liberal radio hosts fail miserably in the spoken word format.
Mike Gallagher
In animation, what’s wonderful is that when you start to work with multiple nationalities, the common language becomes a visual language rather than a spoken language, which blends beautifully with the art form.
Chris Meledandri
When you have great performers and have set your movie in the right direction, it’s a beautiful privilege to let the camera watch the action unfold without spoken words.
Luca Guadagnino
The hook is a word or an idea spoken by one character which gives the next character something to hook onto when he responds or, like a trapeze artist, gives him something to swing from on his way to another point of view.
Preston Sturges
There is a lot of crap spoken about footballers being nomads but when you get to a club and you create a spirit, there is no doubt players want to do well for their team-mates and club.
Chris Wilder
A saint is tolerant and is attentive to the pleadings of other human beings, not only to spoken messages but to unspoken messages as well.
Russell M. Nelson
And the purpose of small talk is not to be controversial, clever or even interesting. It’s simply to fill the silent void with a small gesture of common humanity. It’s a spoken smile, a verbal handshake.
Gyles Brandreth
In ‘W,’ I did not change a word in the script. I have never spoken this much in other series. I just stick to whatever is written. I always carry the script with me and read it before I sleep.
Lee Jong-suk
I’ve been writing since I was very young, even before I was a teenager. As far as I’m concerned, I am a writer – whether my writing’s spoken or written in a blog, paper, book or printed on the side of a submarine.
Dylan Moran
I’ve never met or spoken to David Lee Roth, yet it’s rather ironic that even he’s saying Eddie’s lying about things. I’m saying he’s not telling the truth, yet Eddie insists that the two of us are lying! You be the judge.
Sammy Hagar
I didn’t start writing music until I was a sophomore in college. I would steal my roommate’s guitar and sit on the front porch and kind of blend this weird spoken word and these little melodies over simple chords; that really started my whole journey as a musician.
Mat Kearney
You will readily believe me when I say that on leaving my country, I little imagined that I should ever become a Baptist. I had not indeed candidly examined the subject of baptism, but I had strong prejudices against the sect, that is everywhere spoken against.
Adoniram Judson
There have been a number of film, TV, and – actually – theater productions that have been based off of me. Pretty much none of them have ever actually spoken to me, and I die in most of them.
Zoe Quinn
The only problem was that I couldn’t communicate with Dario. He speaks Italian and I don’t. We had a translator the whole time. I just felt that something was lost with the go between. He was a delightful man, but I wish we could have spoken the same language.
Kim Hunter
I have spoken to many broadcasters about bringing poetry to television and they’re usually not keen.
Frank Skinner
I can remember only a few of the strange and curious words now dead but living and spoken by the English people a thousand years ago.
Carl Sandburg
Here’s the thing: I was charming. Well read and well spoken. Observant and even kind. In other words, I was kind of a catch. And I knew this was true. As long as you couldn’t see me. If you saw me, you’d think I was the sea cow that had swallowed your catch.
Victor LaValle
Dementia is often regarded as an embarrassing condition that should be hushed up and not spoken about. But I feel passionately that more needs to be done to raise awareness, which is why I became an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Kevin Whately
I have been with President Trump as he has spoken with leaders from countries on six continents, including Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and many more.
Robert C. O’Brien
In this business, there is an insane amount of pressure, spoken and unspoken, to be thin. If you look at some of the television shows, eating disorders become like a competitive thing.
Kim Raver
My dad was a quiet assassin. He was really charming and smiley and softly spoken, but he could knock you out in a second.
Jimmy Barnes
All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future.
Gerald R. Ford
While the spoken word can travel faster, you can’t take it home in your hand. Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the convenience of the reader.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
For 20 years, my mother, my sister and I had seldom spoken of my father. If he happened to come up in conversation, pain and embarrassment entered the room and stayed until he disappeared back into the silence with which we all felt more at ease.
George Packer
I’m glad I’m a woman; I’m glad I’m a rapper because I get to speak to these people who did not get spoken for in this genre.
My mom was real loud and that made me speak only when spoken to. But even as a child, if you challenged me, you would get both barrels.
Skip Bayless
Whether it was in the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher, the 1950s under Churchill and Macmillan or in the early days of the Cameron administration, when our party has spoken for the people we have won.
Priti Patel
The thing is, I have been diabetic, and I’ve been saying I’m diabetic; it’s just, people don’t write about it to showcase it or to bring awareness to it. So those are just the things that weren’t spoken about. And, just like everything else, I had to do it myself to be heard.
Damon Dash
It’s my theory that one of the big reasons clinics have shut down – and will continue to shut down – is that former abortion workers have spoken out about their experiences in public and worked to testify against their former employers.
Abby Johnson
DeGale has the pedigree that is spoken about in terms of gold medallists and former world champions.
Chris Eubank Sr.
With shame be it spoken: by her fall, the Church’s liberties have been sacrificed for the sake of temporal advantages. The road to her ruin lay through the sinuous paths of riches: she has been prostituted in the streets to princes; she has conceived iniquity and will bring forth oppression to the undeserving.
Thomas Becket
I have not spoken about my personal life earlier and I choose to maintain that.
Mohit Raina
The London dialect as it is spoken in educated circles.
Henry Sweet
From his first hours as pope, Francis has re-enacted or spoken of the great pastoral transformation of Vatican II as his own agenda.
Eugene Kennedy
Many talk much, and indeed well, of what Christ has done for us: but how little is spoken of what he is to do in us! and yet all that he has done for us is in reference to what he is to do in us.
Adam Clarke
The president said nothing about the views of government in regard to the possibility of Carolinas seceding. This however was frequently spoken of by other statesmen at the North. I think they were unanimous in this, that no army would be sent here.
John Bachman
I have two younger brothers, and I know my parents have spoken to them about driving and interacting with police. They didn’t have those conversations with me, but they did have conversations about being exceptional black people.
Opal Tometi
I have spoken to refs after games, just to ask about something that had occurred during a game. It’s always been off the record and I’ve never had a ref not answer.
Neil Warnock
I know all the Spanish players that I have played with in the various age groups for Spain. I have spoken to various players before I came here; Azpilicueta, Morata, and Pedro.
Kepa Arrizabalaga
Every writer I’ve ever spoken to feels fraudulent in some way or other.
Stephen Sondheim
Every club has legends, and at Barcelona, Cruyff and Pep are going to be spoken about forever, knowing what they’ve achieved and in what style.
Toni Duggan
I’ve never spoken to Bon Iver, but I would love to. I’m a huge fan!
Since birth, my mother made the decision at age 16 to pretend she never had me. She has never spoken to me. Even if present in the same room with other people and family, she pretends that I simply don’t exist. She pretends I’m invisible.
Kenya Moore
The pictures are created by the listener, with a little help from the broadcaster. The pictures are perfect. If you’re showing pictures, different things in that picture can distract from the spoken word.
Bob Edwards
I greatly admire Justice Thomas. I think he is incredible, and he is very humble. He is rarely heard from. But his spoken word is powerful. He’s an example of everything that is right about this country, just like with Ben Carson.
Kimberly Guilfoyle
Acting Smart is a handbook to help one navigate through the industry. Ive spoken to filmmakers such as Imtiaz Ali and Raju Hirani, Boman Irani and other actors, as well as designers such as Manish Malhotra and Wendell Rodricks.
Tisca Chopra
LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
Henry Fielding
Past ‘Drag Race’ alum that I’ve spoken to, their biggest advice to me was, ‘Expect the unexpected,’ and, ‘There’s no way that you can prepare for this,’ so I thought I was at least ahead of the curve knowing that I wasn’t prepared.
I want to speak for people that may not feel like they’re being spoken for at the moment. And I want to make a connection between the world around us and the charts.
Emeli Sande
I have spoken to Donald Trump about this. He understands the dramatic budget cuts our military has faced.
Tom Cotton
I have at times spoken with my peers and the head of the actors’ union about why we’re not paid when we appear in, say, a ‘TMZ’ production, but there seems to be no real interest in combatting it.
John Malkovich
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language.
Jane Goodall
Unfortunately, we no longer live in a culture where what is spoken about and what truths are told and what lies are told are objective any more, so my personal feeling is that you have to try to take them on.
David Baddiel
It is a coincidence that Mathangi is the Goddess of Music and the spoken word, which can be rap.
I have spoken to Chinese leaders occasionally on human rights, but I’ve always done it in private.
Henry Kissinger
Insight into character comes from listening intently to the spoken word. The physical person, their charisma, charm and dramatic flair is more often used to persuade audiences, as they use these stealth tools of disguise and deception.
Maximillian Degenerez
Intended to serve as an introduction to both the linguistic and also the practical study of spoken English.
Henry Sweet
I had furthermore spoken on the assumption that Russia would mobilize, whereas the assumption of the German Government had hitherto been, officially, that Serbia would receive no support; and what I had said must influence the German Government to take the matter seriously.
Edward Grey
Scientists attach great importance to the human capacity for spoken language. But we also have a parallel track of nonverbal communication, which may reveal more than our carefully chosen words, and sometimes be at odds with them.
Leonard Mlodinow
I’ve spoken with friends who are rabbis and priests and we’ve agreed that most people have an emotional attachment to their faith, a desire to fulfill their spiritual longings, but they are not experts in understanding the history of their religion.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
In my family, depression is spoken of in hushed tones. As farmers we have always ploughed through our feelings.
John Whaite
Mrs. Parks was a shy, soft spoken woman who was uncomfortable being revered as a symbol of the civil rights movement. She only hoped to inspire young people to achieve great things.
Jim Costa
Xi has made plain that he will no longer tolerate hearing the words ‘human rights’ spoken out loud in the same sentence with the word ‘China.’
Terry Glavin
Mindfulness is often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation. It’s not about Buddhism, but about paying attention. That’s what all meditation is, no matter what tradition or particular technique is used.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
The British people have spoken, and there will be a different future for the U.K. – different but a brighter, more optimistic future. We may have to go through some difficult times to get there, but get there we will.
Theresa May
It’s just such an honour to be spoken about by Steven Gerrard in such a way, that I might also become such a great player for Liverpool. He is an icon, one of my personal football heroes.
Philippe Coutinho
Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm.
Louis Farrakhan
Spoken word poetry is the art of performance poetry. I tell people it involves creating poetry that doesn’t just want to sit on paper, that something about it demands it be heard out loud or witnessed in person.
Sarah Kay
You see, I have in my teaching – I always say I’ve done it for a hundred years and have had thousands of students – I have always spoken against just falling onto your knees for so-called accidents, I mean a result you are not responsible for.
Josef Albers
If you could literally ‘rid’ yourself of your problems by voicing them, I’d be all for it. But since that isn’t so, why not reserve the spoken word for functional interactions and witticisms, if not declarations of love?
Amity Gaige
I’m sorry, I see everything in life as a song, so every word spoken is lyrics. If you’re going to get to know me, that is something you have to be okay with.
Patti Harrison
It’s an artist’s choice to speak up about social issues, but I think it’s really important, and my favorite artists have spoken out.
Natalie Prass
Writing for the theatre is so different to writing for anything else. Because what you write is eventually going to be spoken. That’s why I think so many really powerful novelists can’t write a play – because they don’t understand that it’s spoken – that it hits the air. They don’t get that.
Sam Shepard
On many occasions New Zealand has spoken about the need to ensure that women’s concerns are fully integrated into all aspects of the United Nations’ activities and structures, not marginalised in one part of the Secretariat.
Jenny Shipley
Veterans’ issues have always spoken to me.
Nancy Dubuc
In my shows, I always try to incorporate music because it’s the most natural way to set a tone. So if I want to do a show about depression, I use the opera. If I want to do a show about greed, I use spoken word. If I want to do a show about the injustice that’s taking place in the world, I might play Sam Cooke.
Kerby Jean-Raymond
I was incredibly nervous about doing a period drama. I thought that to play period, you had to be English-looking and blonde and very well spoken, and have gone to drama school.
Kaya Scodelario
I was always into poetry and writing. So the urgency of spoken word is something that really has always appealed to me.
Mat Kearney
When I first went into a boxing gym I watched Kovalev fight on TV and now my name is spoken about in the same light as him, now I’m fighting him.
Anthony Yarde
I have already spoken about it many times. I have done a nose correction. But the way people have created waves around it at times I feel there is no point being bold in India. Rather than appreciating it, they will call you names.
Koena Mitra
The Prince, charmed with these words, and much more with the manner in which they were spoken, knew not how to show his joy and gratitude; he assured her that he loved her better than he did himself.
Charles Perrault
The way we tell our stories on stage is that we use spoken word to convey action, and in movies, we use visual images to convey action.
Tracy Letts
Vietnam helped me to look at the horror and terror in the hearts of people and realize how we can’t aim guns and set booby traps for people we have never spoken a word to. That kind of impersonal violence mystifies me.
Yusef Komunyakaa
That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.
Abraham Lincoln
Everyone I have spoken with so far recognises the need for the IRA to respond positively and every has said sooner is better than later and I think there is some concern if it does continue to delay much longer that the situation isn’t going to remain the same.
Mitchell Reiss
Obama has spoken out a few times since on race, but without much effect.
Neil Macdonald
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
Robert Fripp
I cannot improve on those spoken for many years by a true legend who preceded me at CBS News. He would say, simply, ‘good night, and good luck.’
Mike Wallace
As languages go, English is pretty user friendly. If you look at a tiny language spoken somewhere that most of us have never heard of, chances are it’s going to be so complicated that you have a hard time imagining how people can walk around speaking it without having a stroke.
John McWhorter
Languages like English, Spanish, and Chinese are healthy languages. They exist in spoken, written, and signed forms, and they’re used by hundreds of millions of people all over the world. But most of the 6,000 or so of the world’s languages aren’t in such a healthy state.
David Crystal
At Somerset I played with Marcus Trescothick who has spoken very openly about his battle with depression and anxiety. I had a few conversations with him about his problems but I also read his book which provided me with a great insight into what he went though.
Jos Buttler
If intelligence is the triumph of life, the spoken word is the marvellous means by which this intelligence is manifested.
Maria Montessori
I don’t think there is a single social issue I haven’t spoken on.
Billy Graham
The greatest thrill is that moment when a thousand people are sitting in the dark, looking at the same scene, and they are all apprehending something that has not been spoken. That’s the thrill of it, the miracle – that’s what holds us to movies forever. It’s what we wish we could do in real life.
Mike Nichols
If she’s not spoken for, and you come at her correctly, like a man, she’ll get with you.
Tracy Morgan
There’s a conventional wisdom that says that strategic thinking is much more important than relationship building, which doesn’t seem to be nearly as highly valued as it should be, based on what some of the leaders that I’ve spoken with have said to me.
Tom Rath
No poet will ever take the written word as a substitute for the spoken word; he knows that it is on the spoken word, and the spoken word only, that his art is founded.
Lascelles Abercrombie
I first got caught up in this marvelous feeling of being spoken to in that very direct, private, magical way by a poem when I was really young. I was in grade school and had found an Emily Dickinson poem in a textbook.
Tracy K. Smith
Even in the early Eighties, when I was one of the most successful models in Britain, I didn’t really have a voice. Time after time, when I should have spoken up, I simply walked away.
Marie Helvin
I have spoken to expert audiences occasionally, but then no audience is expert over the whole range of things I want to explore.
David Antin
There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.
Annie Dillard
That which I have set out in Latin is not my words but the words of God and of apostles and prophets, who of course have never lied. He who believes shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. God has spoken.
Saint Patrick
I love the Middle East. My earliest childhood memories are of Jerusalem. I love the colors and smells and cadence of Arabic spoken in the streets of Cairo or Beirut. I also love the modernity and verve of Tel Aviv.
Kai Bird
I have been – I have spoken in Bir Zeit a number of times.
Noam Chomsky
For one, the Qur’an is considered by Muslims to consist entirely of words spoken by Allah himself.
Paul Weyrich
I think we’re still in a muddle with our language, because once you get words and a spoken language it gets harder to communicate.
Jane Goodall
Just classic immigrant story – I mean, child of immigrant story – did not grow up with cable and so felt constantly like I was being spoken to in a foreign language when I would go to school. And people would be like, did you watch this? Did you watch that? I’d be like, no, but I did watch ‘SNL.’
Bowen Yang
There were only 170 neurologists in Britain then and, whether spoken or unspoken, there was this insidious feeling. How can Bannister, a mere athlete, probably spoilt by all the publicity and fame, dare aspire to neurology? But I’d done a lot of research, and my academic record was very good.
Roger Bannister
To me, poetry is spoken – not exclusively, but there’s a mix of languages in it. That’s what I liked about ‘For the Confederate Dead;’ it has many different tones to it.
Kevin Young
Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.
James Newman
I haven’t really spoken openly about my experiences with depression, especially, not ever having the chance to be in any way clinically diagnosed but I think that I certainly have a naturally depressive personality.
Eugene Lee Yang
I’ve spoken before on how the art of storytelling has been lost a bit. I definitely feel ‘Empire’ is helping to reprogram us back to that place where we pay attention and invest emotionally in the records and the artists.
I’ve spoken several times with Prime Minister Erdogan about relations between Turkey and Israel. I’m pleased that, following President Obama’s visit to Israel, talks between Israel and Turkey are again taking place and hope that relations between them will further improve in the interest of both countries.
Angela Merkel
When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I’ve had some nice messages after games from players who I haven’t spoken to before. I won’t name people and drop them in it, but I’ve had messages from opposition strikers and defenders saying that they respect and love the way I play, telling me to keep doing it and not to change the way I am.
John Stones
The world is yet in its infancy; the gracious designs of God are yet hardly developed. Glorious things are spoken of Zion, the city of our God. She is yet to triumph and become the joy and glory of the whole earth.
Adoniram Judson
There are some people in this world who always turn and twist the spoken word out of proportion.
Raveena Tandon
I think the language as spoken in Limerick and Cork has not really been written; ‘City of Bohane’ is a combination of the two. Bohane is a little kingdom. When I began writing it, I realised that it was in the future and that it was a place that didn’t care about anything that happened outside it.
Kevin Barry
I would want to get Karisma married again, but she isn’t interested. We have spoken about it and she has clearly told me she doesn’t want to start a family again.
Randhir Kapoor
I’m very close to my family but this life moves so fast. Coming off stage, you’re so tired so forget to make the call or send the text. By then five days have gone by and you haven’t spoken to your family.
Jonas Blue
I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens.
Russell Simmons
I’m a first-time father, and it was amazing to me to learn that my son could actually use sign language before the spoken word. I could see this intelligence in his eyes before he could speak: how he could understand what was going on around him and was frustrated by that.
Matt Reeves
I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her.
Rodney Dangerfield
The most important thing is that Spain have a good team no matter who plays. It is always nice to see your name spoken but the important thing is that the national team does well. But having good players for every position is important because there are always injuries, drops of form.
Hector Bellerin
Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.
Marilyn vos Savant
I think something that’s really important to share, having spoken now to lots of people who work within mental health support networks or people trying to make a difference, is that there is hope. There is help available.
Zoe Ball
I’ve never gone and spoken to an audience, you know, ‘come and be my patient.’ I’ve never taken an ad in a newspaper, ‘come and be my patient.’
Steven Gundry
I’ve spoken in front of members of the U.S. Congress about a new dream of living in communities where everybody is welcome and everyone can live and go to school and work without facing the fear of bullies.
Lauren Potter