Subject: Communication » Speech

The ‘g’ is silent… the only thing about her that is.

(1959 – ) English writer & columnist

My fellow astronauts…

(1947 – ) U.S. vice president & politician

Nobody kicks on being interrupted if it's by applause.

(1868 – 1930) cartoonist, humorist & journalist

Never get into an argument with a schizophrenic person and say, "Who do you think you are?"

(1956 – 1996) American comedian, actor & television host

My first words were ‘Seconds, please.’

(1953 – ) American comedian & television host

He was oppressed by metaphor, dislocated by parentheses and debilitated by amplification.

(1747 – 1825) English schoolmaster, writer, minister & Doctor of Law

I’ve got seven kids, the three words you hear most around my house are: Hello, goodbye, and I’m pregnant.

(1917 – 1995) singer, actor & comedian

I agree with everything you say, but I would attack to the death your right to say it.

(1937 – ) British playwright & screenwriter

I have opinions of my own – strong opinions – but I don’t always agree with them.

(1924 – ) 41st U.S. president

I used to be a mime…. but now I can talk about it…

Canadian stand-up comedian, actor & writer

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact.

Mary Anne Evans (1819 – 1880) English novelist, journalist & translator

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

(1826 – 1913) English writer, hostess & horticulturist

I wasn’t allowed to speak while my husband was alive, and since he’s gone no one has been able to shut me up.

(1885 – 1966) American actress & gossip columnist

Public speaking is very easy.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

When I was 10, my pa told me never to talk to strangers; we haven’t spoken since.

(1955 – ) comedian, actor & writer

She doesn’t need a steak knife… she cuts her food with her tongue.

(1925 – 2005) television host

It's what you do that counts and not what you say; therefore I fired my press agent.

(1880 – 1946) comedian, actor, juggler & writer

A good storyteller is a person with a good memory and hopes other people haven't.

(1876 – 1944) American author, humorist & columnist

I once dated a weather girl, we talked up a storm.

(1966 – ) American stand-up comic

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Everybody had some antidotes to tell.

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