Best Quotes About Poke

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.

The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke. -Al Capp

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

There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick. -Robert A. Heinlein

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

It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say. -Jules Renard

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer. -Robert Louis Stevenson

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability. -Vannevar Bush

Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant. -Lawrence Clark Powell

I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her. -Rodney Dangerfield

If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you. -Paul Newman

Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything. -Ernest Gaines

You may be sorry that you spoke, sorry you stayed or went, sorry you won or lost, sorry so much was spent. But as you go through life, you'll find – you're never sorry you were kind. -Herbert V. Prochnow

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. -Steven Wright

Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead. -Jackie Robinson

It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them – not something they'd want now. -Steve Jobs

I'm speaking for all of us. I'm the spokesman for a generation. -Bob Dylan

I absolutely realize that a celebrity spokesperson is not ideal. -Janeane Garofalo

The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney's friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said 'Yes.' -Conan O'Brien

The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed. -Kofi Annan

In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain. -Frederick William Robertson

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of. -Jane Austen

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently. -Saint Augustine

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself. -Maya Angelou

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

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character. -Hosea Ballou

Every spoken word arouses our self-will. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Smile, it's better than a poke in the eye. -Douglas Horton

I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent. -Publilius Syrus

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

I think the actions of the president are, in my opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a sitting president. I am stunned and I'm horrified. -Rosie O'Donnell

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. -Hermann Hesse

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies. -E. W. Howe

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

There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities. -Ray Charles

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

For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most. -Annie Besant

If I hurt someone, if I were to accidentally poke someone's eye out, I would laugh. And then I'd say, 'I'm sorry, I really do feel bad,' but then I'm on the floor rolling. -Rachel McAdams

As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master; once you utter it, you are its slave. -Solomon Ibn Gabirol

I think people are tired of politicians trying to poke each other in the eye. -Mark Warner

In my address last year, I spoke on the issue of gaming. My preference then is my preference now: to keep gaming within its existing contours, but to explore a better deal for all Minnesotans. -Tim Pawlenty

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

Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song? -Francis Scott Key

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

Those who have been outspoken in advocating human rights during these last forty years, have themselves grabbed the most fundamental of human rights from the people of the Third-World countries. -Ali Khamenei

I thought Paulie could jump. I know he's not fleet of foot, but at least have some hops. I guess we know who is not going to win a gold glove. I was trying to become a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service. -Billy Koch

There are men who would quickly love each other if once they were speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls had only separated by phantoms and delusions. -Ernest Hello

Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to. -Richard Harris Barham

Momo listened to everyone and everything – even to the rain and the wind and the pine trees – and all of them spoke to her after their own fashion. -Michael Ende

Quite casually I wander into my plot, poke around with my characters for a while, then amble off, leaving no moral proved and no reader improved. -Thorne Smith

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

When you first entered the restaurant, I thought you were handsome… and then, of course, you spoke. -Helen Hunt

Being spokesman for a generation is the worst job I ever had. -Billy Bragg

I haven't spoken English with native speakers in several months. I've been speaking Arabic. -John Walker Lindh

I'm absolutely gonna win it, because I'm ruthless. I sit at the poker table and my job is to destroy people. -James Woods

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

Every man should be considered as having a right to the character which he deserves; that is, to be spoken of according to his actions. -James Mill

Already old, the question Who shall die? Becomes unspoken Who is innocent? -Karl Shapiro

I could think of worse ways of going than at the poker table. -Al Alvarez

I think one of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you're done for. -Al Alvarez

Yes, I think poker really isn't gambling. -Al Alvarez

Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists. -James Newman

All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A man that ain't willin' to cheat for a poke don't want it bad enough. -Larry McMurtry

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

The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies. -Louis Farrakhan

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

It's true that I have spoken about doing a book before, but then everyone you speak to is planning to write a book. -Dylan Moran

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

When I started, there weren't that many kids doing it in the city, but the in the wave after me there were a lot of them and they actually never spoke to each other. -Eric San

The written tone and the spoken tone change and the reporters' disbelief in the veracity of the government spreads to the readers and the viewers. -Roger Mudd

I am enormously honored to be one of the spokesmen of the New Age Womens Health Campaign, so you'll be seeing me in public service announcements and public appearances supporting the campaign. -Karen Duffy

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 felt like I was betraying my family. But I knew that trying to explain my emotions in a movie like this was more important than leaving them unspoken. -John Robinson

When I was a child in the 1940s and early 1950s, my parents and grandparents spoke of Britain as home, and New Zealand had this strong sense of identity and coherence as being part of the commonwealth and a the identity of its people as being British. -Michael King

The London dialect as it is spoken in educated circles. -Henry Sweet

Intended to serve as an introduction to both the linguistic and also the practical study of spoken English. -Henry Sweet

I believe, in a funny way, the job of the novelist is to be out there on the fringes and speaking for an experience that has not really been spoken for. -Donna Tartt

I see the cartoonist as contributing to the content, being critical, because we do poke holes in some of the dialogue and find new ways of seeing things. -Jonathan Shapiro

And I spoke out on women's rights, like equal pay for equal work. -Karen Morley

The last time I spoke with Robert was back in May. When his wife was murdered, I talked to several radio stations in defense of him because I know how Bobby Blake really is, and as far as I'm concerned, there's no murder in his heart. -Tommy Bond

The best part about poker is there's no down side. -Samantha Bee

Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker. And casinos made twenty-seven billion just by being around those people. -Samantha Bee

I have healed the sick by the power of the God. I have spoken with the gift of tongues. -Clayton M. Christensen

I've never seen America as being one place, but I think the record industry people I've spoken to – although they will acknowledge that the cities are completely different from each other – I think they still handle it as being one territory. -Sean Booth

It perhaps has a chance, a commercial chance, this film. It's funny, it's charming, the idea is original, it's unusual and it makes fun of the movie industry in a way that it needs to be poked fun at. -Mark Rydell

We have spoken of beings so low in the scale that the individuals throughout their whole existence are not sufficiently specialized to be distinctively plant or animal: yet these are definite life in simpler shape. -Asa Gray

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

I haven't actually spoken to my parents since the hurricane. -Faith Ford

Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father's funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer's is concerned, we don't have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective. -Patti Davis

Peter remained very quiet and shy, but when he spoke it made sense. -Jonathan King

And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me. -Black Elk

That's really the challenge of this century, to develop spokespeople. -Jim Fowler

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

For one, the Qur'an is considered by Muslims to consist entirely of words spoken by Allah himself. -Paul Weyrich

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

I have spoken to a whole group of millionaires, head executives at Microsoft. Boy did I chew those guys out. -Jack LaLanne

I was on the Johnny Carson show, I believe 114 or 104 times. And aside from those times on the air, I never spoke to him. I never met him. -Tony Randall

Being able to pit your wits against literally hundreds of other people is really exciting and ultimately the biggest single challenge for a poker player. -Tim Page

Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced, then we have not spoken rightly of Christ. -Timothy Radcliffe

I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses. -Aaron McGruder

The pressure isn't on my brain, but on my mouth. I realized Sam Malone said very little, he spoke in little sentences. Which is much more comfortable for me for some reason. -Ted Danson

I prepared my intervention the night before I spoke. As it happened, there were about 44 cardinals who wished to speak but could not because there was not enough time. I was one of the last to speak. -Godfried Danneels

What I know about poker, you can fit into a thimble with room left over, but I'm learning. -Wilford Brimley

No, that's poker. To win, you've gotta get damned lucky. -Wilford Brimley

I had the luck that my parents educated me in three languages. With my mother I spoke Dutch, with my father Italian, and in the school I learned German. But my host language is Italian. -Michelle Hunziker

I don't really have a lot of hobbies. I listen to a lot of spoken word. I get books on tape. -Benny Green

As soon as I had seen Fay Wray and spoken with her for a few minutes, I knew I had found the right girl. -Erich von Stroheim

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

It's not a very secure industry. I've spoken to a couple of people recently who had a successful TV show and then found themselves absolutely skint and struggling to find a job. -Mackenzie Crook

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

I think secrets often come out. I spoke to a friend who is a therapist and I asked her if there were people who came to her and admitted to doing horrible things and she said, 'More than you know.' -Alice Hoffman

I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin. He spoke of his faith. He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism, for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people. -Jim Wallis

I went to a rare live Van Dyke show and met him there. And then he came to a show of mine and we spoke back stage. The third time was at Brian Wilson's birthday party. -Matthew Sweet

Well, with the French language, which I understood and spoke, however imperfectly, and read in great quantities, at certain times, the matter I suppose was slightly different from either Latin or Greek. -Robert Fitzgerald

I was pleased when the picture was over I fit in all right and I spoke well enough as I said before, cause I was scared to death there for a minute. I mean, you're doing a scene with somebody like that or they're watching you or something, you'd better come up with something. -Rod Steiger

I have spoken to many, many Indian chiefs who say they have no objection whatsoever to the nickname. -Jack Kent Cooke

I grew up in a very literate, very independent household where people spoke their ideas and were very supportive of helping each other find their own way. -Lucinda Williams

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 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

There is a deliberate and quite outspoken attack on the whole idea of people owning private property. -Dixie Lee Ray

I grew up in Arizona and have a lot of buddies that are cowpokes. -Michael Biehn

Ninety percent of the hands aren't shown in a poker game. -Doyle Brunson

If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to members of our armed forces, it is because we are all especially concerned for the welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

To me, that means getting back to the point where our Constitution means that you don't tap people's phones and poke into their e-mail and you don't arrest people and keep them hidden for a year and a half without charging them. -Carol Moseley Braun

Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey, and now I'm out there racing against boys, sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it. -Davy Jones

I've been playing Texas Hold 'em and other forms of poker since I was about 12. -Richard Roeper

You're not allowed to give yourself a nickname. This holds true in life as well as in poker. -Richard Roeper

Living in the past is a Jethro Tull album, not a smart poker strategy. -Richard Roeper

Women must be the spokesmen for a new humanity arising out of the reconciliation of spirit and body. -Carol P. Christ

The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches. -Anita Diament

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

I still write the occasional short story, and poked at a novel once, but it's just not what I want to do. -George Murray

Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas, morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven. -April Winchell

It Might As Well Be Spring… I used to sing that as a young girl in my voice lessons. Then I picked it up again and it spoke to me in a whole new way. -Bernadette Peters

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've really written my books for my husband and our family. They've brought us closer together by allowing us to discuss things that were unspoken for so long. -Pamela Stephenson

Most people who went about saying a ghost had poked them with a brolly would be locked up somewhere. -Pamela Stephenson

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

I wish that I spoke more languages. I speak a couple languages, but not well enough to really dub myself. French is really the only one, and it's a difficult thing. -Jodie Foster

We did not speak in terms of strategy, in terms of overall economies, in terms of production and territorial conquest. We spoke of the impact of the bomb on the homes and the hopes of men and women. -Philip Morrison

I took the role because it's rare to read a script that makes me laugh and cry, and it spoke to my own religious feelings, as well as giving me a chance to draw on my experience as a parent. Accepting it was a no-brainer. -Stephen Collins

There's this unspoken club where you say to each other: Oh God, if they only knew how ordinary I was, they wouldn't be interested. That includes movie stars and politicians. -Margot Kidder

I'm not a big fan of those who are egotistical and so outspoken. -Eric Heiden

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

I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt. -Elia Kazan

The Doors were successful. It was Jim Morrison as the centre and the figure and the spokesman, the figurehead, but we were all into the same thing. That's why we were a band. -Ray Manzarek

Jim, as just a spoken poet, was not that good. He needed the music behind him. He felt a security and a sense of abandon when the music existed around him. -Ray Manzarek

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

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity to me he always talked very highly about me, he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing. -Jackie DeShannon

I can never have a poker face. Anybody looking at me can tell exactly what I'm thinking. -Gena Rowlands

The hiatus you spoke about happened in 1998. I was somewhat numb from being out on the road every night. I had to stop because I was emotionally and physically drained. -Chuck Mangione

Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That's what I want to do. -Erykah Badu

The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help. -John Woolman

I think Ali was a fan of mine, even though he never said it. A lot of fighters thought I was pretty good. Nobody every really spoke different on that. But a lot of fighters thought I was good so. -Larry Holmes

When you're the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program, everything is witnessed. I weigh in once a week with a witness. I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries. -Kirstie Alley

The poor child was the drudge of the household, and was always in the wrong. He was, however, the most bright and discreet of all the brothers; and if he spoke little, he heard and thought the more. -Charles Perrault

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

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

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 unwittingly became sort of this anorexia spokeswoman. -Tracey Gold

The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language. -Robert Fripp

As a boy, I believed freedom for America meant freedom for me. There was a time I believed every word spoken. -Barry White

Sometimes the archaism of the language when it's spoken is why we are all in love with the Irish today. -Diane Wakoski

When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation. -Adelbert von Chamisso

Most of us don't have to worry about being shot if we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I'm writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they're still inside is a good possibility. -Octavia E. Butler

This African American Vernacular English shares most of its grammar and vocabulary with other dialects of English. But it is distinct in many ways, and it is more different from standard English than any other dialect spoken in continental North America. -William Labov

When I crossed Asia with my friend Peter Fleming, we spoke to no one but each other during many months, and we covered exactly the same ground. Nevertheless my journey differed completely from his. -Ella Maillart

I believe that dance communicates man's deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written. -Ted Shawn

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

Dick Gregory was a great comedian who went and got arrested, did hunger strikes, protests. It never hurt his career to be outspoken. -Joe Rogan

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

Well, I like how people talk. I like language. You know, Linda Richman spoke in Yiddish. -Mike Myers

I spoke to my agent and learned that a Hollywood scout had seen my proposal in one of the publishing houses, and had faxed it to Hollywood, where it was generating a lot of interest. -Laura Hillenbrand

Every writer I've ever spoken to feels fraudulent in some way or other. -Stephen Sondheim

When, at the end of the 1960s, I became interested in the Nazi era, it was a taboo subject in Germany. No one spoke about it anymore, no more in my house than anywhere else. -Anselm Kiefer

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

Is it spoken word? Kinda, but that's a weird area. Is it comedy? Well, it's funny but no, it's not comedy. -Bruce McCulloch

We're not spokespeople, we're musicians. -Ed O'Brien

I am very driven. I work really hard, whether it's acting or my charity or even poker. When I focus on something I give it my all. -Shannon Elizabeth

When Jane and I spoke out, people thought, What ungrateful children those two kids are to be that nasty about their father. -Peter Fonda

The only things I'm competitive in are backgammon and poker. -Kate Hudson

One of the reasons I wanted to teach deaf children was because it made me very sad that they spoke so clumsily and that they moved with less grace that I knew was possible of deaf people. -Stephanie Beacham

More than this, even in those white men who professed religion we found much inconsistency of conduct. They spoke much of spiritual things, while seeking only the material. -Charles Eastman

Dickens is a very underrated writer at the moment. Everyone in his time admired him but I think right now he's not spoken of enough. -Anne Rice

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

When I play poker, I don't like losing the pot. -Drew Carey

Even when people are rich and successful on TV shows, there's always some trouble – you have to poke holes in them, throw them out of a job, put a pie in the face. -Drew Carey

I'll be one of the spokespeople, one of the people who sells the Administration's plans. -Donna Shalala

There were a couple Aborigines in my primary school, but we never spoke to them. They kept to themselves, and we never really even locked eyes. They weren't acknowledged officially either. -Phillip Noyce

We're very open and outspoken about our faith and our beliefs. We also talk about our doubts, our moments of insecurities. We talk about it all day, how we're inspired by God. We recognize little miracles every day, and that's how we're raising our daughter. -Boris Kodjoe

Lorna was quite young when her mother died, and I think she's blocked out some of the memories. I talked to her a little bit about that, but I wasn't prepared to go around and poke and hurt her. -Judy Davis

Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy. -Brendan Fraser

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

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

I spoke French a bit, and I could speak a bit of this and that, and when you were taught those things by people who couldn't really do it, you can do some pretty wonderfully, imaginative horrific things to teachers. -Diane Cilento

In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts, and I attended a large number of them. I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians, several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms. -James Weldon Johnson

When I was a child of six or seven my father would show me the chapter in the prophet Isaiah where the name Immanuel is found; more than once he spoke to me of the faith he put in me. -Immanuel Velikovsky

My father was the son of immigrants, and he grew up bilingual, but English is what my father taught me and what he spoke to me. America's strength is not our diversity; it is our ability to unite around common principles even when we come from different backgrounds. -Ernest Istook

I play a character every day of my life, and I don't want to play a character as myself. They can judge me as an actress, not as a person. I'm not a spokeswoman for Anna. -Anna Friel

The story about me, apocryphal or not, is that I could sing before I spoke. My parents went into bedroom one day and there I was standing in the crib singing God Bless America. -Linda Lavin

I had one companion. He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English so we could communicate a bit. I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate. -Mathias Rust

I don't know Dr. Rosenberg. I have never met her, I have never spoken or corresponded with this woman. And to my knowledge, she is ignorant of my work and background except in the very broadest of terms. -Steven Hatfill

Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged into it. Further hundreds of millions have become involved since I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago. -Eamon de Valera

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

It wasn't so long ago that it was not popular to speak Gaelic in Ireland because the areas that Gaelic is spoken in were much poorer areas. -Enya

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. -Audre Lorde

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

Sometimes I feel I can't quite master my written and spoken Spanish, because I'm too much a student of English. I would need another lifetime to learn it. -Sandra Cisneros

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

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

You might say I was a little bit more outspoken… I spoke my mind. -Bobby Hull

And doing a film in that period, and having to really celebrate what they wore back then, how they sat and how they spoke. You know, what the etiquette was back then for a lady. All of those things are like putting on a wig and transforming yourself, which I love. -Charlize Theron

I'll do humor about myself, I'll poke fun and everything, but that's me and I can do it to me. I think it's cruel to do it to somebody else. -Delta Burke

I guess I'm too outspoken. -Sharon Tate

And Marx spoke of the fact that socialism will be the kingdom of freedom, where man realizes himself in a way that humankind has never seen before. This was an inspiring body of literature to read. -Albert Maltz

The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last Letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent. -George Catlin

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

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

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

Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar. -Marilyn vos Savant

Senator Albert Gore Sr. was one of the first outspoken critics of the Vietnam War. -Peter Jennings

I was the first candidate to come out against this war, spoke at every anti-war march. -Al Sharpton

My kitty cats could rely on my poker winnings. -Nicole Sullivan

I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld. -Jim Clyburn

I interviewed survivors, I went to Poland, saw the cities and spent time with the people and spoke to the Jews who had come back to Poland after the war and talked about why they had come back. -Steven Spielberg

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

Between his eyes, there were four lines, the marks of such misery as children should never feel. He spoke with that wonderful whisky voice that so many Spanish children have, and he was a tough and entire little boy. -Martha Gellhorn

I have a hard enough time speaking for myself – I don't pretend I can be a spokesman for anybody. I have no interest in playing that role. -Mathieu Kassovitz

I've never believed in tying myself up in a long-range contract, and I've been very outspoken on that subject. -Sugar Ray Leonard

In the past, we spoke of poverty, misery only in the south. Now there is a lot of misery, a lot of bad that creates victims in the north as well. This has become manifest: the global system was not made to serve the good of all, but to serve multinational companies. -Ahmed Ben Bella

I think the State shouldn't poke its nose into the sexual relations of consenting adults. -Rocco Buttiglione

The poet's spoken discourse often depends on a mystique, on the spiritual freedom that finds itself enslaved on earth. -Salvatore Quasimodo

It was fear. He didn't want to see a united Germany. Stalin made it clear to me – I spoke with him many times – that they couldn't afford to let Germany build up again. They'd been invaded twice, and he wasn't willing to have it happen again. -W. Averell Harriman

I think Stalin was afraid of Roosevelt. Whenever Roosevelt spoke, he sort of watched him with a certain awe. He was afraid of Roosevelt's influence in the world. -W. Averell Harriman

I'm not going to talk like I know about politics, because I'm a total amateur, but maybe I can be a spokesperson for people who aren't normally interested in politics. -Bjork

Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken. -Orson Scott Card

I admit that: my wife is outspoken, but by whom? -Sam Levenson

To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth. -Rabindranath Tagore

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. -Charles Dickens

People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker. -Mary Hunter Austin

If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it. -Epictetus

The unspoken word never does harm. -Lajos Kossuth

The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way. -Marshall McLuhan

One of the nuisances of the ballot is that when the oracle has spoken you never know what it means. -Lord Salisbury

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. -Charles Dickens

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

There's a lot to do when you're a kid – spiders to catch, girls to poke in the eye – stuff to be getting on with. -Alan Davies

It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken. -Gertrude Stein

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

I don't want to get in a big, long discussion about right and wrong, but our company has been working on the issue of underage drinking and alcohol abuse for a long time. I've been outspoken about it. -Pete Coors

I was the first spokesperson for the Better Hearing Institute in Washington. And that's the message we tried to send out – there is hearing help out there, and the technology and options are amazing. -Norm Crosby

Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men. -William Empson

Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true. -Marcel Proust

I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head. -Antonio Banderas

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue. -Woody Allen

President-elect Bush spoke in a forceful and candid manner that it is his passion that all children should have access to a first class education. -George Miller

My aggression out there is my weapon. I think it's more letting them know that I'm not going to let them get away with something, and I'm not just going to kind of poke it back and be content to stay in rallies. -Andy Roddick

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

The people have spoken. Their decision is sovereign. We all respect it… I wish good luck to those who will now govern France. -Alain Juppe

I'm pretty outspoken. -Miley Cyrus

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

After Zorro, people spoke Spanish to me for ages. I'm Welsh but that movie instantly gave me a new ethnicity. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

Grissom is a character who doesn't really want people poking around in his life. He likes to poke around in his work. -William Petersen

As for poker, I've stayed away from that, even though when I was in Vegas for Ocean's Eleven, I would get accosted by these guys begging me to play. They just want to take my money. They see me, think 'actor' and see some easy money. -Matt Damon

Now I feel I have an unspoken deal with the paparazzi: 'I won't do anything publicly interesting if you agree not to follow me.' -Matt Damon

Is there anything in the world more annoyingly creepy than an unspoken dress code? -Douglas Coupland

My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead. -Barack Obama

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels. -Saint Augustine

But as my voice coach keeps saying, if we actually spoke the way they imagine the Elizabethan voice might have been, we wouldn't be able to understand it. -Geoffrey Rush

A lot of the stuff that I do with Betty is in the eyes. A lot of the feelings that I evoke with her are unspoken, so that's been fun to play with. -January Jones

My parents are both very funny but they're also relatively soft-spoken, normal human beings while I'm just a lunatic. I don't know where this loud, ballsy, hammy ridiculousness came from. I'm just glad I followed my goals and my parents did too. It's not like we even had a plan when I dragged my mom to Los Angeles. -Emma Stone

I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time. -Alan Rickman

I believe the equal rights amendment is a necessity of life for all citizens. The cabinet sometimes felt that I shouldn't be so outspoken. -Betty Ford

As I wrote, I found that Aibileen had some things to say that really weren't in her character. She was older, soft-spoken, and she started showing some attitude. -Kathryn Stockett

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. -Jay-Z

And, so, when I picked up the guitar, suddenly, just playing a couple of notes really, really spoke to me. It was almost like I should have been doing it prior to that. You know, it was something that just felt really natural. -Slash

Life, like poker has an element of risk. It shouldn't be avoided. It should be faced. -Edward Norton

It's fun for someone to poke fun at himself. -Chris Kattan

Your internal dialogue has got to be different from what you say. And, you know, in film, hopefully that registers and speaks volumes. It's always the unspoken word and what's happening behind someone's eyes that makes it so rich. -Viola Davis

Sometimes I get so wrought up being brushed, poked and pinned all day. -Carol Alt

For you, it's a silent movie. For us, it's a talking movie because we had lines on set. There's a lot of noise on set and music. We spoke in English, in French, in gibberish, but it was very alive. The challenge was tap dancing. -Jean Dujardin

As I stood there absorbing Hammett's novel, the slot machines at the back of the shop were clanking and whirring, and in the billiard room upstairs the perpetual poker game was being played. -Ross MacDonald

Everyone has a different path. I knew no one in the acting industry growing up. I never did a play until college. I was not outspoken when I was younger and I hated being the center of attention. But I had a dream of being an actor. I went to NYU and studied theatre. I learned a craft. And began my career straight out of college. -Peter Facinelli

My job is to be a spokesman – the spokesman, I suppose – for the President, for the White House, to do the daily briefings, to manage the press corps in terms of travel, day-to-day needs, access, interviews, all those issues. -Dee Dee Myers

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

But I want people to understand that poker's not all glamorous, it's not all being on TV and making tons of money. It's a hard life. It's a lot of travel. It's a lot of weird hours. -Chris Moneymaker

If you're a poker player and you show up at a casino at 8 a.m., you're going to be by yourself or with some people that are rocks and just don't give you any action. -Chris Moneymaker

The pros really like all the new people playing poker because they love the dead money; but when the money wins they don't like that very much at all. -Chris Moneymaker

The beautiful thing about poker is that everybody thinks they can play. -Chris Moneymaker

I used to sports gamble a lot and I was getting killed on that but then I found poker and really enjoyed it. But it was a hobby more than anything else. I played it every day but only on pretty small stakes. -Chris Moneymaker

I'm the first person in my family to play poker. -Chris Moneymaker

I learned my French through school. I was lucky in that the tutor on 'The Wonder Years' set spoke fluent French. -Danica McKellar

Last time I spoke to my mom she called me from a pay phone, and we didn't have the best talk. Ever since my stepdad passed away three years ago, she has been very depressed and hasn't been herself at all. -Eric West

Never in a million years did I think the sport of poker would blow up the way it did. -Chris Moneymaker

The competition has improved tremendously. In 2003, I could teach a guy how to play poker in an hour and he could win some money. Today, it would take days. The game has gotten so much tougher. So I will spend my time with my family and play when I can. -Chris Moneymaker

For the most part, I get to do what I want to do. If I want to play poker, I can. If I don't want to play poker, I don't have to. -Chris Moneymaker

Not having the online game has made it more difficult. There are a lot of young and upcoming players in poker. But you don't get to see them because TV has sort of been taken away. -Chris Moneymaker

I've spoken to people who I swear can tell the future. -Molly Sims

I am a fierce patriot, and I try to be outspoken about my beliefs. -Martha Plimpton

I had done quite a bit of research about math education when I spoke before Congress in 2000 about the importance of women in mathematics. The session of Congress was all about raising more scholarships for girls in college. I told them I felt that it's too late by college. -Danica McKellar

I like girls who are self-deprecating. I like girls who make fun of themselves. If you can't poke fun at yourself, what are you? I just want someone with a good soul. That's about it. The rest I'm really flexible on. -Chris Evans

I just always knew that I lived in two worlds. There was the world of my house and community, but to make my way in that white world I had to modify the way I spoke and acted. I had to sometimes not make direct eye contact. -Samuel L. Jackson

I check Style.com to look at the collections and love to poke around some of the other fashion blogs to see what's going on. -Ashley Olsen

Since I started in Nascar, popularity has definitely gone up. I've become more attractive and helpful to companies that are looking for spokespersons. So from that perspective, things are going really well. -Danica Patrick

I think I've kind of been mistaken for somebody who's trying to be a spokesperson for animal rights, and the fact is I'm not qualified to be a spokesperson. I am passionate about it, but I'm not trying to make other people do what I do. -Neko Case

I see dancehall reggae and hip-hop as fused together, When I was a kid, they were the two kinds of music that spoke to me and said 'Move!' -Sean Paul

I'm a big hip-hop fan since being a kid. It was the first music that spoke to me and made me feel like, 'Yeah.' -Sean Paul

I am not the Conservative Party's health care spokesman. I'm fond of Andrew Lansley, and I strongly support David Cameron as party leader. -Daniel Hannan

ESPN has this problem with sports, it's impossible to fill 24 hours with sports programming so they have to resort to things like poker and arm wrestling tournaments. -Drew Curtis

I think if I believe in something strongly enough, I'm pretty outspoken about it. -Andy Roddick

When you're really close to someone, they can make fun of you a lot and get away with it. But they sort of poke you in all of the right places. -Ian Somerhalder

My parents both had Oxford degrees, they read important books, spoke foreign languages, drank real coffee and went to museums for pleasure. People like that don't have fat kids: they were cut out to be winners and winners don't have children who are overweight. -Arabella Weir

Having served as the majority spokesman for the House Ways and Means Committee after Republicans took the House in 1994, I've seen the promise and the peril of divided government before. -Ari Fleischer

To me, the newspaper business was a way to learn about life and how things worked in the real world and how people spoke. You learn all the skills – you learn to listen, you learn to take notes – everything you use later as a novelist was valuable training in the newspaper world. But I always wanted to write novels. -Carl Hiaasen

In reality, American girls are among the most outspoken, ambitious, successful girls in the history of the human race. -Christina Hoff Sommers

Any child may go through periods during which they become less outspoken with their parents or teachers. But girls, like boys, live in many different worlds – they have their friends and their classroom and their parents – and within these different domains, they may have different levels of expressiveness. -Christina Hoff Sommers

I've made mistakes, I've misspoke, I am sure I will again sometime, but that happens, that's part of being human in my book. I'm OK with that. I've never done it maliciously, ever. -Curt Schilling

It is the unspoken ethic of all magicians to not reveal the secrets. -David Copperfield

At the last Celebration I spoke before an auditorium full of people and I could just feel the affection and the positive feelings that they were exuding. It was actually moving. I remember thinking, 'I'm not worthy,' because 'Star Wars' is so much bigger than all of us. -Mark Hamill

I swear, I didn't really go in thinking, 'I'll be the Simon Cowell' of 'Top Chef.' I was just used to being a judge on British food shows where people are much more outspoken and rather rude. That's the culture over here. -Toby Young

It is a kind of ego booster, the way Egypt's winning the 1973 war, in the first stages, was an uplift. But I did not find when I spoke to people that the war in Iraq was seen as the major issue in American-Arab relations. -Walter Russell Mead

It's OK to be outspoken about your faith. -Tim Tebow

I'm done with my job. It was my job to be the advocate and spokesman for the President of the United States. -Scott McClellan

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

The grass roots are energized because the absolutely highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama. I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea-party activists – I have yet to meet a single tea-party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney. -Ted Cruz

The Lord has never spoken to me, but I feel Chick-fil-A has been His gift. -Dan T. Cathy

I met my boyfriend, a pro poker player, at a tournament. He tried to dissuade me because it's a seedy gritty world. Listen, I've played till 4 in the morning. I've played with a half million dollars on the table. -Jennifer Tilly

It's not just politicians. Any spokesman for a vested interest is well schooled in how to say what it is they wish to say, which may bear no relation at all to what you've asked them. -Jeremy Paxman

I don't think there is a single social issue I haven't spoken on. -Billy Graham

I consider myself as a free spokesman for the people. -Dalai Lama

Mom spent the time that she was supposed to be a kid actully raising children, her younger brother and younger sister. She was tough as nails and did not suffer fools at all. And the truth was she could not afford to. She spoke the truth, bluntly, directly, and without much varnish. I am her son. -Chris Christie

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

Prior to passage of Obamacare, Americans spoke out against the individual mandate; they didn't want to change the health care they had; they didn't want a 3,000-page bill that empowered 15 Washington bureaucrats to decide the future of the doctor-patient relationship. -Fred Upton

Because we spoke so loudly, opponents of reproductive health access demonized and smeared me and others on the public airwaves. These smears are obvious attempts to distract from meaningful policy discussions and to silence women's voices regarding their own health care. -Sandra Fluke

To be outspoken, or different at all, is a problem for women. -Megan Fox

I remember when humor was gentle pokes. I used to call it 'arm around the shoulder' humor. Now they go for the jugular and they take no prisoners. It's mean, mean stuff. -Robert Orben

In the political world, the only position I have is voter. I'm not a spokesman for anything. -Tommy Lee Jones

We will not play with inflation. We are living a delicate moment. President Obama spoke to me today about the high unemployment affecting the United States. In this crisis period, when the developed nations are not recovering, it's prudent to maintain the established inflation target. -Dilma Rousseff

It's extremely hard for athletes to accept what's happened to them sometimes. It's hard to be beaten by a small margin, and I've spoken with athletes who, for years afterward, have been tormented by the knowledge that, had they done something ever so slightly different, they could have been one-ten-thousandth of a second quicker. -Chris Cleave

I am very outspoken, obviously, and I should say that I can't judge anyone for doing anything. -Kat Dennings

I feel like if I had my personality but was an OB/GYN, you would be psyched. You'd be like, 'My chatty, pop-culture-interested but plainspoken, wants-to-talk-about-clothes but serious-minded doctor.' I feel like I would clean up with patients. That's kind of a cocky thing to say. -Mindy Kaling

Only the most unapologetic biblical fundamentalists, for instance, take every biblical injunction literally. If we all took all scripture at the same level of authority, then we would be more open to slavery, to the subjugation of women, to wider use of stoning. Jesus himself spoke out frequently against divorce in the strongest of terms. -Jon Meacham

As a young man, Yeats spoke to me in a way I could understand. Shakespeare I couldn't understand, but Yeats I could. It was his subject matter and also I really admired the way he put his personal life on the line. -Leonard Cohen

I feel I would love to close down for a number of years in some way and just be in the country making pork pies and chutneys and never have to poke my head out of the parapet. -Stephen Fry

Even as a child I had a strong relationship with yearning and desire. And loss. Those things spoke to me. -Nicole Kidman

Look, I'm outspoken. -Hillary Clinton

My mum is Brazilian and very proud. I'd love to do a Brazilian film. I've been brought up in the Brazilian culture. My mum brought me up on my own, I cook Brazilian food, I've never spoken a word of English to my mother. -Kaya Scodelario

I've had trouble now and again in Nigeria because I have spoken up about the mistreatment of factions in the country because of difference in religion. These are things we should put behind us. -Chinua Achebe

When I was under house arrest, it was the BBC that spoke to me – I listened. -Aung San Suu Kyi

I went by myself to Hollywood, I spoke no English, every day I had to go to school. -Jackie Chan

I was, like, forty at birth. When I wasn't even a year old, I spoke, I was potty trained, I walked and talked. That was it. Then I started school and drove everybody crazy because they realized I had popped out as an adult. I had adult questions and wanted adult answers. -Sharon Stone

I came to Los Angeles for the first time in 1994. I spoke no English. I only knew how to say two sentences: 'How are you?' and 'I want to work with Johnny Depp.' -Penelope Cruz

Back in the day I was doing runway, editorial, advertising, spokesmodeling, and public appearances. Those are five different categories. -Janice Dickinson

I got all A's and was hated for it; I spoke correctly and was called a punk. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You get steely nerves playing poker. -Nate Silver

I am an outspoken person. I believe in what I say. -Dionne Warwick

People who supported Obama felt like they formed a relationship, that they were being spoken to. The way that campaign worked and the way he's worked during his first term is to make people feel like he's grasping their hand, whether it's by tweeting or email, moments after an event, sometimes during an event. It makes people relate to him. -James Spader

Everybody needs to understand that I learned Arabic from the United States Army as a second language. I never spoke it at home. -John Abizaid

But I stuttered as a kid. I went to classes to help it, and it just went away around fourth grade, when I became more aware of how others spoke, I think. But also, growing up in the South, a mumble is a way of speaking. -Channing Tatum

I'm not being outspoken or pro or con abortion. -Barbara Bush

I'm not like a poker player. I'm not into bluff. My way is to look someone in the eye and tell them the way I'm intending to go. My cards are always on the table. -Tori Amos

It was a real surprise to me to come across the evidence that Christianity might once have been a danced religion. Certainly, some of the early church leaders thought this was great and spoke of what seems to have been circle dancing, perhaps around an altar. -Barbara Ehrenreich

What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language. -Jane Goodall

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

I have more awareness of other people and, I hope, more sensitivity to their needs. I also find that I'm more direct and outspoken. -Christopher Reeve

I gave my heart to the Lord, and I remember the incident vividly. The Lord spoke to me. I know that sounds funny. It was not an audible voice or anything of that nature. -Jimmy Swaggart

The traditional spokespersons for the Evangelicals, such as Chuck Colson and James Dobson, have become alarmed about this drift away from the 'Family Values' issues that they believe should be the overwhelming concerns of Evangelicals. They have expressed their displeasure in letters of protest circulated through the religious media. -Tony Campolo

From one till seven, when we moved to England, I spoke only Portuguese. But I can't speak a word of it now. -Francesca Annis

Musicians are so well covered in the press, it would be great to see more outspoken practitioners of green life. -Jason Mraz

I don't want to be a spokesman for family values, but that's the way my standup is perceived. -Ray Romano

My father's drinking was sometimes a problem. And a great deal went unspoken. He was not particularly acute or articulate about the emotions. But he was very affectionate towards me. -Ian Mcewan

I was an intimate sort of child who never spoke up in groups. I preferred close friends. -Ian Mcewan

I was brought up in black neighborhoods in South Baltimore. And we really felt like we were very black. We acted black and we spoke black. When I was a kid growing up, where I came from, it was hip to be black. To be white was kind of square. -Jerry Leiber

My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening – corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year. -Emanuel Steward

I spoke bluntly about what I had seen in a little over a year as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. To the apparent surprise of many in the room, I observed publicly that insider trading appeared to be rampant. -Preet Bharara

I like to play cards. I'm not very good, because I don't want to calculate, I just play by instinct. But I've learned a lot of business philosophy by playing poker. -Jack Ma

While some of my closest friends were jocks, it seemed that they spoke a different language with each other. Joining in their conversation was fraught with risk. -Mo Rocca

Although I don't gamble in life – I've never played poker – I do gamble on stage. I gamble with myself: 'Can I do this?' -Mikhail Baryshnikov

I never want to try to be a spokesperson for health and wellness because I most definitely am not the most in shape person in the world. -Ruben Studdard

If you took away publicists and things and people spoke for themselves, then they'd have to be responsible for their words. -Robert Pattinson

I'm outspoken and I'm headstrong. -Poppy Montgomery

Well, mostly I just want to be an actor. I love being an actor, and I don't want to be a spokesman for anything, I don't want to do anything crazy or fancy like that. -Rainn Wilson

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

Above all else stands the burning question of bipartisanship. Whatever else the politicians might say they're about, our news analysts know that this is the true object of the nation's desire, the topic to which those slippery presidential spokesmen need always to be dragged back. -Thomas Frank

That distinctive presidential conduct is now gone forever, banished to the snows of yesteryear by Barack Obama. From the beginning of his presidency to the present, he has spoken specifically and in unprecedented fashion of Republicans as his rivals, his stumbling blocks, the primary cause of his troubles. -John Podhoretz

Based on the people l've spoken to, I think the impression is: Is America safer from Al Qaeda? Yes. Is America weaker as a nation because we have overspent and over-focused on Al Qaeda? Yes. I think that would be the conclusion that people seem to have come to and that I tend to agree with. -Richard Engel

It doesn't bother me at all that some people think I am too outspoken. -Jenni Rivera

Hawking has violated the unspoken rules of atheism. He isn't supposed to use words like 'create' or even 'made.' They necessitate a Creator and a Maker. Neither are you supposed to let out that the essence of atheism is to believe that nothing created everything, because it's unthinking. -Ray Comfort

I can't lie… My face always gives me away. I'm also pathetically bad at poker! -Cat Deeley

The thing is, a lot of our vets come home and they feel displaced, and they don't feel like their voice matters, so for me to be a spokesman and have that honor to educate America about who we are and what we are, it's like I'm doing my job. -J. R. Martinez

If I'm cooking dinner for my hubby or designing a line or selling on QVC, I try to do it in an authentic way. To speak to people like I want to be spoken to, to be a voice for people who don't have one and to give them things they need and love. -Khloe Kardashian

I feel like I've come off as an outspoken woman. Sometimes I think I've come off as confrontational. But I feel like it's been pretty fair. Those are parts of me. -NeNe Leakes

Not only did I come out as a reality star that was very boisterous and vivacious and outspoken and all those things. I flipped that into money and respect. And a lot of people can't do that. -NeNe Leakes

It's almost like, when someone plays poker for the first time, they might be a professional poker player out of ignorance, just accidentally winning. That was how it felt in my first stand-up appearance. -Jonah Hill

I am a very outspoken person, and if something makes me uncomfortable, you will know that it makes me uncomfortable, but that's as far as it goes. -Lea Michele

I had so much fun developing and launching my first fragrance with Avon, so for my second fragrance, I really wanted to add a little more edge. Outspoken Intense is a provocative blend of sexy confidence and daring femininity that captures the thrill and excitement of being centre stage. -Fergie

I didn't know that there was such a thing as butter carving. But then, I poked around a little bit. A quick Google search will show you 55,000 images of butter carvings, and they're extraordinary. -Ty Burrell

Probably only an art-worlder like me could assign deeper meaning to something as simple and silly as Tebowing. But, to us, anytime people repeat a stance or a little dance, alone or together, we see that it can mean something. Imagistic and unspoken language is our thing. -Jerry Saltz

I like something about George W. Bush. A lot. After spending more than a decade having almost physiological-chemical reactions anytime I saw him, getting the heebie-jeebies whenever he spoke – after being sure from the start that he was a Gremlin on the wing of America – I really like the paintings of George W. Bush. -Jerry Saltz

Race is a subject about which there are points of agreement, and about which there is no agreement; a subject that is either spoken of reluctantly, or not spoken of at all. -Jonathan Coleman

I love to go to casinos with my wife. I play poker, and she's an old-fashioned slot queen. She even has a visor. -Patrick Wilson

Well, capitalism is going to grow and grow. The nature of it is that the guy who has the most poker chips on the table has more leverage than everyone else. He can eventually outbluff everyone else and outraise everyone else at the table. That's what has happened and it needs to be corrected. -Simon Baker

I've always believed that if you are precise in your thoughts, it's not the lines you say that are important – it's what exists between the lines. What I'm compelled by most is that transparency of thought, what is left unspoken. -Vera Farmiga

Teen movies often have an unspoken underlying premise in which high school is seen as less serious than the adult world. But when your head is encased in that microcosm it's the most serious time of your life. -Rian Johnson

When I look at 'Napoleon Dynamite's style I'm reminded of how I spoke when I was an eight-year-old boy. It was just like capturing the essence of, 'Duh!' It was just like the stuff that I would say when I was like eight, nine, ten years old. -Jason Reitman

I have a house, with two big plasma-screen TVs, two dogs, a grill, chessboard. I like to keep it low-key: invite friends over, order some Papa John's pizzas and Coors Light, play poker and ping-pong and chill. I'm pretty private. -Jared Padalecki

I am a poker player, but I am not a good poker player. My favorite game is seven card stud, but I'll play hi/lo, Hold 'em, Razz, etc. -Michael Ian Black

If you don't already know about jazz music, how would you be exposed? How would get an opportunity to find out if it spoke to you? If you get exposed to it enough, you might find a taste for it. -Esperanza Spalding

Sometimes I've been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character. -Marilyn Monroe

It's a great battle, and it really is a battle, and there are people from all walks of life, you know, never judge anybody at the table: A man can be the greatest poker player and he might know all the numbers, but he might get beaten by a really savvy kid who works in a grocery store; and that's what's so great about this game. -James Woods

I just love poker players. -James Woods

Because of who I am, when I sit at a poker table, I meet people who engage me in conversation, not only about poker, but also about the movie business and about the world of celebrities. -James Woods

My biggest problem in live games is that I love the game so much and I don't think I ever met a poker player I didn't fundamentally like – even if they're screaming and they're acting like real jerks. -James Woods

Being a comedy writer gives you permission to be an outsider and poke fun at what people think about other people. -Michael Patrick King

When I discovered Gil Scott-Heron, I discovered a musical hero, a man who spoke baritone truth to power over jazzy funk at a time when funky music was primarily about shake, shake, shaking your booty. -Will Hermes

Comeback records always worry me, especially when they're made by one of my heroes, and I'd heard stories about Gil Scott-Heron recently, about drug arrests and prison terms and other troubles. I wasn't prepared for the ravaged shakiness of his voice on this record or the raw spoken word pieces or the dark electronic backgrounds. -Will Hermes

Well I've also kind of noticed that, whatever energy that you put out, is kind of the energy that you receive. And so people are just really lovely and kind and soft spoken with me. -Dianna Agron

I like to play poker. I have a nice poker group that's been going on for years. -Francine Pascal

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

In bringing the subject of religious oppression to a wider audience, I didn't just want to kick the Catholic Church but to poke a finger in the throat of theocracy and to let it be known that people shouldn't tolerate this anymore. -Peter Mullan

Environmentalists have been outspoken in their support of smaller family size and abortion rights as keys to reducing global warming. But when it comes to immigration, the single biggest contributor to population growth in the industrial world, they stand largely silent. -Gary Bauer

There's a gap somehow between empathy and activism. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of 'soul force' – something that emanates from a deep truth inside of us and empowers us to act. Once you identify your inner genius, you will be able to take action, whether it's writing a check or digging a well. -Sue Monk Kidd

I'm of Neil Young's generation. Neil Young's songs have spoken to what it's like to be at least a white male of his generation over the years. Endlessly, he's sung about the stuff that I really care about. He's put into words the feelings that hit you at different transitional moments in life. -Jonathan Demme

I spoke so much about being a manic-depressive. I want to bring everyone back to my earliest memories of this companion of mine. Some people call this companion I have an ailment, or worse a terrible nightmare from which some people cannot awaken. I know that I have nothing to be ashamed of. I have nothing that should garner a stigma. -Richard Dreyfuss

This career essentially chased me down while I was on the spoken-word scene in New York. I kept hearing that my delivery of my poetry – which was very personal and cathartic at the time- was very moving to folks. People thought that I was an actress because of my delivery, when I was just dropping into the work and really pouring out my soul. -Sonja Sohn

I started playing poker in 2003 during my pregnancy, to distract myself from my awful morning sickness. For months all I did was cry and play Texas Hold'em. -Cheryl Hines

At my first tournament, about four years ago, I got four twos. Now I have a poker problem. I do win every so often, so that's what keeps me going. -Cheryl Hines

I do have a tendency to talk a lot at the poker table, which throws people off because they spend a lot of time trying to read me. But I talk a lot when I have a good hand and when I have a bad hand, too. Sometimes it annoys people so much they can't wait to get out of the tournament. And that can only be good for me. -Cheryl Hines

Whenever somebody folds, say, 'Good laydown.' It encourages them to fold on a later hand because it makes them feel like you had the best hand even if you were bluffing. It's an odd form of flattery that seems to work at the poker table. -Cheryl Hines

Manipulating people is what's so fun about poker. I love that you can just look into someone's eyes and lie – and it's perfectly acceptable. -Cheryl Hines

'Stress' was the catch-all every pamper-pedlar I spoke to used to explain why healthy women feel the need to be regularly patted, petted and preened into a state of babyish beatification. -Julie Burchill

I respond to the sound of London being spoken – to the sound of London. -Graham Swift

You know, I'm a fan of Laurie Anderson. One of my favorite records is 'The Ugly One With the Jewels,' a spoken-word record. It's an extraordinary album. -Emmylou Harris

I have been on TV quite a few times as a poker player. -Jerry Buss

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

I find I like to work with a lot of the same actors, because I find that there's sort of shorthand there, and there is this unspoken trust, both ways. They trust me and I trust them. And I know what I'm going to get from them, to an extent. It's just fun, kind of creating this little family. -Todd Phillips

I'm a very soft-spoken person. I don't throw furniture. I don't throw tantrums. -Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Humans are crude linguists from the moment of birth – and perhaps even in the womb – to the extent at least that we can hear spoken sounds and begin to recognize different combinations of language sounds. -Jeffrey Kluger

I've never spoken to Bon Iver, but I would love to. I'm a huge fan! -Birdy

You're required to be outspoken in journalism, and in television you're exposed anyway, because everyone watches it. -Peaches Geldof

In society, we have these unspoken rules of conduct, these 'shoulds.' Even though we pride ourselves on being a democracy, there are all these ways we say you 'should' behave. But what if you're living your life by the 'shoulds' and you're not really living your life? -Chris Noth

Frankly, the reason I joined MENSA is because I was dating a guy at the time who spoke five languages and could solve a Rubik's Cube literally with his eyes closed because it's just an algorithm. -Ashley Rickards

The great thing about athletics is that it's like poker sometimes: you know what's in your hand, and it may be a load of rubbish, but you've got to keep up the front. -Sebastian Coe

My first kiss was when I was 13. I was so nervous that I was shaking. Unfortunately, the girl I kissed never spoke to me again. -Conor Maynard

You know, I was a kid who had difficulty speaking English when I first immigrated. But in my head, when I read a book, I spoke English perfectly. No one could correct my Spanish. And I think that I retreated to books as a way, you know, to be, like, masterful in a language that was really difficult for me for many years. -Junot Diaz

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

Keats himself spoke about how Shakespeare was capable of erasing himself completely from the characters he had created. As an actor, that is what I'm trying to do. -Ben Whishaw

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

My first job was with 'Dawson's Creek' where everybody looked good and they spoke better than you. It was kind of a wish fulfillment, fantasy-type show. -Mike White

I could never muster the courage to speak to girls in my college in Pune. Most of them were Parsis and spoke English. I came from a village and could barely converse in English. -Sharad Pawar

It is difficult to know how the Tudors actually spoke because we're going back before Shakespeare; much of the drama from that period is courtly, allegorical. -Hilary Mantel

The original 'Scream' is one of those classic things, but it totally pokes fun at itself too. It's never taking itself too seriously, which is why I think it's such a cult classic. -Shenae Grimes

The spectacle of insensitivity that is the gun lobby and its outspoken, out-of-their-mind apparatchiks, is the apotheosis of what the Republican Party has allowed itself to become. -Steven Weber

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

I think, from every actor I've ever spoken to, they say the biggest thing they regret from life is not finishing school. -Tom Holland

I think one of the things about being a good coach is to recognise when you have given all that you can. In fact there should be some sort of unspoken law that says that a coach cannot have anyone for three or four years – if you have not passed on most of the stuff you know in that time, then you are not doing a good job. -Daley Thompson

A lot of boys in my poker circle are mathematicians who play on probability. I don't have that kind of brain, so I rely on instinct. But I recently found out that poker and cards in general go way back in my family gene pool. -Natalie Dormer

I can't be a spokesman for anything other than my own concerns. I have to be free to wrestle with my own preoccupations, and if I'm bringing any political awareness to that process, that mitigates my freedom. -Ayad Akhtar

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

I don't know how many parts I've lost because a lot of the politics in California are very conservative, and I'm fairly outspoken. I always tried to get as much politics in as I could, because I do believe in class struggle, and I think that's what's left out. -James Cromwell

The term 'epitaph' itself means 'something to be spoken at a burial or engraved upon a tomb.' When an epitaph is a poem written for a tomb, and appears in a book, we are aware that we are not reading it in its proper form: we are reading a reproduction. The original of the epitaph is the tomb itself, with its words cut into the stone. -James Fenton

As spokesman for Lipitor, I have been an advocate of preventive medicine in addition to my work with the Jarvik 2000 Heart, which has rescued people from death and sustained a patient with a normal, mobile lifestyle for seven and a half years – the longest in the world. -Robert Jarvik

It's amazing the things you hear from your players talking to them one on one. I never embarrassed a player, I spoke with him alone. -Morgan Wootten

Lucy Mercedes Martinez, my mother, was probably my first mentor. She really tried to take care of me in spite of myself, and in spite of her own struggles with alcohol. She was an immigrant who had never finished school. But she was also a Renaissance woman who read voraciously. She spoke several languages. -Richard Carmona

If being a spokesman for a generation is a fleeting occupation, being a symbol of an era is downright dangerous for anyone who has the bad luck to outlive it. -Jay McInerney

We spoke French at home and I didn't know any English until I went to school. My mother was French and met my father when he visited France as a student on a teaching placement. -Joanne Harris

I read Nietzsche when I was a teenager and then I went back to reading him when I was in my thirties, and his voice spoke directly to me. Nietzsche is such a superb literary artist. -John Banville

I've never really considered doing stand up, but I have done readings/spoken word things fairly often in which I'll just tell a bunch of stories and run off at the mouth. I'm a big tangent person. -Laurie Notaro

My research for 'Adam' affected me profoundly, particularly the research into evil's underbelly. We tend not to think about evil until it pokes its head out of the air about us and then it tends to scare us silly. As well it should. -Ted Dekker

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

No one spoke in terms of children's literature, as opposed to adult literature, until around the 1940s. It wasn't categorised much before then. Even Grimm's tales were written for adults. But it is true that ever since 'Harry Potter' there has been a renaissance in fantasy literature. J. K. Rowling opened the door again. -Rick Riordan

I sail, run dogs, ride horses, play professional poker and tell stories about the stuff I've been through. And I'm still a romantic; I still want Bambi to make it out of the fire. -Gary Paulsen

There is nothing terribly difficult in the Bible – at least in a technical way. The Bible is written in street language, common language. Most of it was oral and spoken to illiterate people. They were the first ones to receive it. So when we make everything academic, we lose something. -Eugene H. Peterson

I'm a huge supporter of animal rights – and I've been an outspoken critic of the cruelties routinely inflicted on livestock at factory farms. But it really bothers me that the mistreatment of pigs and chickens and cows seems to attract a lot more attention and spark a lot more outrage than the abuse of immigrant workers. -Eric Schlosser

And I have to say, for the record, my favorite line from 'Without A Clue' is after Michael Caine pokes a dead body with a stick and announces to everyone, 'It is my opinion that this man is dead.' -James Roday

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

There's more at risk in what happens in Microsoft than I could ever bet on a poker table. -David Einhorn

Both poker and investing are games of incomplete information. You have a certain set of facts and you are looking for situations where you have an edge, whether the edge is psychological or statistical. -David Einhorn

In the old days, a con man would be good looking, suave, well dressed, well spoken and presented themselves real well. Those days are gone because it's not necessary. The people committing these crimes are doing them from hundreds of miles away. -Frank Abagnale

I don't often get angered by the things press spokespeople say. Most of these people have difficult jobs and are often forced to be the public faces of policies they had nothing to do with creating. -Matt Taibbi

Long before genetics became a flourishing field, Christians have spoken about sin as an inherited condition. -Michael Horton

I grew up speaking Spanish and English. My mother can speak Spanish, English, French and Italian, and she's pretty good at faking Portuguese. I wish that I spoke more languages than I do. -Sebastian Arcelus

When you sign on to be an activist in northwest Montana, people in the grocery store will avoid eye contact, particularly if they're hanging out with outspoken opponents to your views. -Rick Bass

I've spoken often of how the fantasy genre is able to, with the greatest freedom among all the genres, take a metaphor and make it real. But of course that's only the starting point. -Steven Erikson

What scares me the most is that both the poker bot and Dropbox started out as distractions. That little voice in my head was telling me where to go, and the whole time I was telling it to shut up so I could get back to work. Sometimes that little voice knows best. -Drew Houston

Among the various vernaculars that are spoken in different parts of India, there is one that stands out strongly from the rest, as that which is most widely known. It is Hindi. A man who knows Hindi can travel over India and find everywhere Hindi-speaking people. -Annie Besant

The Greeks, those originators of the intellectual life, fixed for us the idea of the poet. He was a divine man; more sacred than the priest, who was at best an intermediary between men and the gods, but in the poet the god was present and spoke. -George Edward Woodberry

I used to go red when anybody spoke to me. It's awful because you absolutely cannot control it. If you are a child that blushes, or is shy, the one thing you want in the world is to be the child who comes in and says, 'Hi,' to everyone and goes up and makes friends. -Catherine Tate

For me, one of the privileges of being a writer is to poke your nose around and learn about worlds you don't know. -Gavin Hood

In our family, there wasn't anything else besides art. Nothing else in the world existed. My father never spoke about going to a movie or listening to music, other than my mother's singing. -Kiki Smith

When the truth is spoken, it doesn't need to be adorned. It just needs to be simply stated, and often it only needs to be said once. -James Nachtwey

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

I was always rather outspoken. I worried about what people thought of me but there really wasn't room for a lot of self-doubt. -Joe Mantello

In my early writing, all of my characters were exactly the same person. They all spoke the same, made the same types of jokes, reacted the same, etc. I think they were all just me in disguise. -James Dashner

You know, what I like about 'The Family Tree' is it's a kitchen sink movie; you can't think of anything that it doesn't either throw into the story for conflict or poke fun at or attack, even, so I like it. -Dermot Mulroney

Keep in mind that when public figures get in trouble for something they said, it is usually not because they misspoke, but because they accidentally told the truth. -David Carr

America is remarkable, don't you think so? When I came to Washington, I was twelve years old. I spoke English with an English accent. It was assumed that it would go on in that way. -Ahmet Ertegun

Usually when people see me, they see me as more of the soft-spoken one rather than being the witty, smart-tongued character. -Amy Acker

In my day you didn't speak until spoken to. -Andre Leon Talley

When my father spoke, it was to say something meaningful. -Ken Venturi

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

There were so many lessons I learned the hard way: missing out on a raise because I didn't know to ask, having colleagues consistently get credit for my ideas because of how I spoke up in meetings. When I looked for a resource that addressed the challenges I was facing, I couldn't find it. There was nothing. -Kathryn Minshew

My first language is both English and Spanish. My mom was raised in Los Angeles, so with her we spoke English, but my father was born in Cuba, so with him we spoke Spanish. -Jencarlos Canela

Respectfully, 'Awkward Black Girl' was never meant to be politically correct. We poke fun at ignorance. -Issa Rae

Who I was was not acceptable to black L.A. youth: the way I spoke and my sense of humor. Everybody else had relaxers and pressed hair. I wore my hair in an Afro puff. Nappy. The way I dressed. It was all about name brands at the time in L.A. I had no idea. All those things, I failed miserably at. -Issa Rae

I actually regard Facebook as a huge bore, but I cannot refrain from participating in it. I guess I crave the feeling of hope it gives me to think that today will be different from yesterday, that I will find an interesting comment or poke or video, and on the extremely rare occasion when that happens, I am just thrilled. -Roseanne Barr

I've learnt a lot over the years, but I'm still quite outspoken. And no matter how much media training you put me through, I don't think I could be anything but. -Lee Ryan

I never saw myself as a spokesman for a generation. It was all a bit heavy for me. I saw myself as a songwriter and wrote for myself, which I still do, and I also wanted to communicate with my audience. -Paul Weller

I haven't had a single thought for 26 years. I have only understanding. It's somewhat complicated to understand that. I've hardly ever spoken about it. You're in a state of total peace of mind. A kind of nirvana. -Byron Katie

You're convincing these big, tough football players to wear what was essentially women's lingerie. There was a little bit of a Jedi mind trick that needed to take place. The product really spoke for itself once guys felt it and touched it. -Kevin Plank

Anybody who likes to play poker, if you want to find a good poker game, you're going to go play. It's not anything where I'm betting the house, like $100,000. You go, kick back, have fun, talk to some of the fans, enjoy it. -Jonathan Vilma

I really believed Obama when he spoke in 2008, but I remember watching his victory speech after this last election and it was the same speech. Exactly the same speech. I felt like he didn't even believe it anymore. He seemed to be tired of saying the same thing. -Andrew Dominik

I think for me, or for anyone who plays the quarterback position, it's almost an unspoken word when you think about leadership. Some guys can be a leader and be a running back or a lineman, or wide receiver, strong safety, or linebacker. But when you speak of quarterbacks, it's automatically a default that you're supposed to be a leader. -Cam Newton

I would love to be a spokes model for Karl Lagerfeld or Balenciaga or something like that. -Johnny Weir

You know, whenever somebody comes in, in any situation – whether it's a poker game or a bobsled team or a band – it's gonna change things. And sometimes significantly. -Les Claypool

Being outspoken about my faith isn't just something that I do; it's who I am because my faith isn't just a little piece of my life. It is my life. It's not a question of whether I'm outspoken about it or not. I'm definitely not ashamed of it. -Tim Tebow

I have on many occasions spoken my mind from stage. I have offered organizations table space by the merch booth. I have donated a dollar-a-ticket, or the entire guarantee, to different causes. I have registered voters. I have played on behalf of political candidates. -Conor Oberst

I was in the fashion shows in Milan; I was seventeen, I was doing like 100 shows. People were asking, 'How does it feel to be the model of the moment?' It was hard for me to answer as myself. I barely spoke English. -Gisele Bundchen

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

People's choice to become vegan, from people I've spoken to, seems motivated by fear. -Anthony Bourdain

My mother's death brought me to my knees. She was my hero, my role model, my very best friend. I spoke to her every single day of my life. I really tried hard when I grew up to make her proud of me. -Maria Shriver

To me, presentations are the most powerful device. You can't really name a movement that didn't start with the spoken word. -Nancy Duarte

Words that are carefully framed and spoken are the most powerful means of communication there is. -Nancy Duarte

Almost every woman I have spoken to about pregnancy has a story about her doctor giving her a hard time about her weight. Later in my pregnancy it felt like all of my time with my doctor was focused on how fat I was getting – so fat! -Emily Oster

I don't know, 'Zorro' was just so great for me because, knowing where I came from, everyone spoke Spanish to me, like, forever after that. And I'm, like, from Wales. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

I spoke Spanish when I was three, and then Maltese. I love dictionaries. I like foreigners. My dad moved every year before I was 14, and I learnt to like abroad. I'm not scared of change. -John Lloyd

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

Rap and spoken word have reawakened the country to poetry in itself. Texting and Twitter encourage creative uses of casual language, in ways I have celebrated widely. But we've fallen behind on savoring the formal layer of our language. -John McWhorter

The contribution of West African languages to Ebonics is absolutely infinitesimal. What it actually is is a very interesting hybrid of regional dialects of Great Britain that slaves in America were exposed to because they often worked alongside the indentured servants who spoke those dialects that we often learn about in school. -John McWhorter

Black English is something which – it's a natural system in itself. And even though it is a dialect of English, it can be very difficult for people who don't speak it, or who haven't been raised in it, to understand when it's running by quickly, spoken in particular by young men colloquially to each other. So that really is an issue. -John McWhorter

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

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

Elvis Presley's music never meant anything to me. Mambo was the music I loved – it spoke to me. -Arne Glimcher

This whole celebrity racket, it's not really my bag. I don't really do that stuff, and I am not looking to get famous myself. I would love it if my characters get famous, my work was well known and appreciated. But I'm an actor, not a spokes model or a celebrity or whatever that is. I don't know how to be that. -John C. Reilly

I enjoy going out by myself… always have, always will. I don't have security guards, and, for the most part, I enjoy meeting new people. I see myself as a regular guy who likes playing video games with his nieces and nephews and poker with his family. I don't have an art collection or take exotic vacations. I enjoy being at home. -Vince Vaughn

You can really get poked in the back and not feel it very much, but just a feather around your lips and you really do feel it. -Helen Fisher

An alcoholic father, poverty, my own juvenile diabetes, the limited English my parents spoke – although my mother has become completely bilingual since. All these things intrude on what most people think of as happiness. -Sonia Sotomayor

It's a cliche, but John Lennon is my hero. He was so rebellious, so outspoken and so publicly opinionated, and I'm someone who's so private. I suppose you admire people who have the qualities you wish you had. -Emun Elliott

Well, my first languages are German and Spanish because I was brought up by a Spanish mother and a German father, so I always spoke both languages at home. I'm very thankful that I was brought up in a bilingual house. -Daniel Bruhl

I love being around my family. I am very close to my mum, my brother, my grandmother, my aunts – we constantly poke fun at each other, but it's all done out of love. -Jourdan Dunn

One of the very, very exciting things I have found here in L.A. is that no one talks to you about being Scottish. Whereas, if you are in London and you are trying to put films together and be a film-maker, there is a kind of unspoken sense that, if you are Scottish, you have something to overcome or else you cannot really do that project. -Peter Capaldi

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

My first languages are German and Spanish because I was brought up by a Spanish mother and a German father, so I always spoke both languages at home. I'm very thankful that I was brought up in a bilingual house. -Daniel Bruhl

Notoriously outspoken, his sentences always punctuated with profanities, General George S. Patton was the epitome of what a leader should be like – or so he thought. Patton believed a leader should look and act tough, so he cultivated his image and his personality to match his philosophy. -Simon Sinek

As an actor, you try and be cool, but one of the reasons you become an actor is because you're a film fan. And then you're like, 'Oh my God, Ridley Scott just spoke to me!' -Rafe Spall

The ability to make somebody feel something: that's art. However you look at it, whether you're an author, a painter, a singer, a rapper, a spoken-word artist – art. -Wale

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

Actors should be better poker players. But I think there's actual skill and crazy guts that you need to play poker – this ability to put all this money on the line inside of that game of cards. There's this whole different set of skills that doesn't apply to acting whatsoever. -Tom Everett Scott

When everyone in the world spoke the same language, God came down in judgment, breaking the world apart. But at just the right time, he came down again, this time to reconcile that sinful world to himself. -Tullian Tchividjian

I'd like to create a lovable character for schizophrenia; it doesn't have a celebrity spokesperson because by the time somebody's schizophrenic they've lost all their teeth. -Maria Bamford

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

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

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

In the NBA, you can't run from guys. I think a lot of teams were surprised by my interviews, how nice and well-spoken I am as a player and as a person. I'm a guy who wants to learn. -Shabazz Muhammad

If I spoke Italian, I'd be in Italy in a minute. I love the food, I love the way people live there. I mean, it really is my idea of paradise. -Bonnie Bedelia

Southern Appalachians have been ridiculed since the country began. In fiction, they're usually depicted in a cartoonish manner. The region is poor, and very suspicious of outsiders, so there's a sort of 'us versus them' situation. They're easy to poke fun at. -Barbara Kingsolver

I'm a spokesman for myself. It just so happens that there's a bunch of people that are concerned with what I have to say. I find that frightening at times because I'm just as confused as most people. I don't have the answers for anything. -Kurt Cobain

Ted Cruz is not the official spokesman for American conservatism. If you want somebody who has been out there, who has offered an alternative – the person who offered an alternative, for example, is… Paul Ryan. -Charles Krauthammer

If I hadn't been so outspoken, Jimmy Carter wouldn't have wanted me. -Andrew Young

People forget that there are villages and communities that are still speaking French all over Canada. I went to a bar and spoke with some French people there, and they were saying: 'I went to English school, but at home it was always French, and that's going to be the way it is for my kids.' It's important for them to keep that language alive. -Marc-Andre Grondin

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

I think I give off a strong energy. I'm 5'9, I'm pretty athletic and I'm pretty outspoken. -Cassidy Freeman

I watched 'Rocky' and 'Raging Bull' and 'Taxi Driver' over and over again. They spoke to you, man. -Paddy Considine

When I was child, I never spoke. Teacher used to write remarks on my note book. My mom sent me to a trainer. I started talking, and it gave me confidence. -Boman Irani

I've completed half of my space training at Space City in Moscow. I love adventure, and I've been training in a centrifuge and MiG Fighter with a view to going into space and being a spokesman for space exploration! -Brian Blessed

I probably wouldn't be a good spokesman for an electric car, because I'll still get on a private jet, and one flight on a private jet undoes all my electric-car good deeds. -George Clooney

I liked to write from the time I was about 12 or 13. I loved to read. And since I only spoke to my brother, I would write down my thoughts. And I think I wrote some of the worst poetry west of the Rockies. But by the time I was in my 20s, I found myself writing little essays and more poetry – writing at writing. -Maya Angelou

Sometimes you need faith and victory spoken over your life. Words have created power. When you receive them into your spirit, they can ignite seeds of increase on the inside. -Joel Osteen

Being on a television show and having so many fans is something that I've never experienced before, and it's really neat when they come up to you and are like, 'That storyline is amazing and really spoke to me in my life,' and it's really cool. I really enjoy it. -Shantel VanSanten

You can't take yourself too seriously; it's important to poke fun at yourself. Once in a while, it is great to show your inadequacies, too. -Ram Kapoor

The days of using my name as a pejorative are now over. The right wing turned me into an accidental spokesperson for the liberal, majority agenda. -Michael Moore

Stand-up comedy and comedy in general is the ultimate form of free speech, because you get to poke holes in all the pretentious bubbles politicians and pundits and popes and pretenders try to float over our heads. -Denis Leary

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

God bless my father, but he always spoke in this continental, literary accent, probably because he was a professor of comparative literature and he made the decision to speak with distinction. -Nicolas Cage

A lot of people, to attack an outspoken atheist, one of the things they'll do is say, 'You are as bad as the fundamentalist Christians.' And my answer is always, 'I hope so.' -Penn Jillette

Every poker player is smarter than me. -Penn Jillette

Prior to Box, I was a professional wiffleball player and then a professional poker player. -Dylan Smith

The World Series of Poker was becoming popular, and there were a lot of really bad poker players out there. The misperception was that I was really good, but I just ground it out. It was a good way to make money for Box. -Dylan Smith

I was raised to be kind. My parents were underdogs. Immigrant Jews. I spoke with an accent. I didn't speak English even – I spoke French and Yiddish mostly. I was picked on. -Saul Rubinek

Bespoke tailoring: yes! I found this one pair of pants – they're Canali – and brought them into a tailor and said, 'Clone these, dammit.' They just do all the right things. I've got eight pairs in different colors and I never have to think about pants again. The only look otherwise that suits me is, like, the Professor from 'Gilligan's Island.' -Douglas Coupland

Everyone should have a tailor. David Wilkes, the guy who does my stuff, is like, 'Well you're a writer – do you want a special pen compartment or something?' Bespoke: That's the term you want to get out there. -Douglas Coupland

I violated, apparently, an unspoken rule that we are supposed to take care of our own. Frankly, if that invites discomfort, I welcome it. I don't think there's enough discomfort in journalism, especially in Washington. -Mark Leibovich

In 1998, I received treatment for my knee by an Israeli therapist. We spoke about Israel and I mentioned 'Scooterman' and he just froze. It was like he had met Elvis. I thought he was kidding me and then he called his brother, they yelled to each other over the phone, and then I believed him. -Gary David Goldberg

So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedy's assassination is about the unfinished promise: unspoken speeches, unfulfilled hopes, the wondering about what might have been. -Marian Wright Edelman

Our true remembrance to President Kennedy is in our actions to honor the unspoken words and finish the unfinished work today and tomorrow and for as long as it takes. -Marian Wright Edelman

The implications of likability are long-lasting and serious. Women adjust their behavior to be likable and as a result have less power in the world. And this desire to be liked and accepted goes beyond the boardroom – it's an issue that comes up for women in their personal lives as well, especially as they become more opinionated and outspoken. -Jessica Valenti

My mom was my main influence growing up, and Phylicia Rashad reminded me a lot of my mother, just the way she handled certain things, she was… not soft-spoken but smooth-spoken. Just very calm, cool, collected about things. -Queen Latifah

Jesus did not get stuck in intellectual arguments with people. He did not go for the intellect; He went for the conscience. He spoke to that part of the person that knows the difference between right and wrong instinctively. -Kirk Cameron

I have written a lot about the fine arts, but I'd never written about the literary arts, and so on some level Dante really, you know, spoke to me, as new ground but also familiar ground. -Dan Brown

It's not a natural translation, transition, to take something from stage to screen. Onstage your action is communicated through the spoken word primarily, and on screen it's communicated through pictures. So it's always been kind of unnatural to take something that lives on the stage and turn it into moving pictures. -Tracy Letts

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

The scriptures were one of the ways God spoke to me – even when I was a child – about my needs, my situation, and my life. They still are. Since our needs change over a lifetime, God has different things to tell us at different times. -Henry B. Eyring

I'm an entertainer. Not a journalist or spokesman for anybody. Truth is, a lot of my listeners absolutely hate what I have to say. -Neal Boortz

My father was an Episcopal minister, and for 14 years my family lived in China, in a city called Wuchang. We four children spoke Chinese before we spoke English. We left when the communists came, in the early 1930s. I was about 5 years old. -Audrey Meadows

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

My English was limited to vacationing and not really engaging with Americans. I knew 'shopping' and 'eating' English – I could say 'blue sweater,' 'creme brulee,' and 'Caesar salad,' – so I came here thinking I spoke English. -Salma Hayek

I would like to thank those who spoke boldly against the 'gay marriage float' in the 2014 Rose Parade. Apparently, that vigorous opposition came from perhaps millions of people, and it had a significant influence on how the matter was handled on network and cable television. -James Dobson

I have spoken honestly about being born into a home where there was discord and chaos. I saw my mom have a rough time with my dad being very controlling, which is why I push back whenever I feel like someone is trying to box me in. It makes me run for the hills. -Christina Aguilera

If you aren't overly effusive or really nicey-nice with the press, you get a reputation for being outspoken or difficult. -Janeane Garofalo

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

I'm a huge fan of 'Heart On My Sleeve' – I think it has a 'Take That' feel to it! John Shanks and James Morrison wrote the track, and we spoke to Sony and asked if we could reference a 'Greatest Day'/'Rule The World' sound to make that epic ballad. I think it does the job. -Olly Murs

Dad wouldn't let me fool with his guitar much, because I'm left-handed, and I'd pick it up upside down. But I remember learning to sing 'Paper Doll,' the Mills Brothers song – this was during the war – and I remember my dad taking me down to one of those little record booths where you could make spoken letters to send home. -Don Everly

The Buddha over and over again spoke clearly and definitely on post-mortem states – as in his conversation with Vasetta. -Annie Besant

I want to poke holes in the erroneous beliefs about what fame provides. It won't raise your self-esteem, it won't create profound connection, it's not going to heal your childhood traumas, it's only going to amplify them. You're going to be subject to a lot of criticism and praise, both of which are violent in their own ways. -Alanis Morissette

That's the sign of a good relationship, when you can pick up a phone and it doesn't matter when the last time you spoke was. -Joe Torre

I had problems getting my words out. If people spoke directly to me, I understood what they said. But when the grownups got to yakking really fast by themselves, it just sounded like 'oi oi.' I thought grownups had a separate language. I've now figured out I was not hearing the hard consonant sounds. -Temple Grandin

To be the child of immigrants from Eastern Europe is in itself a special kind of experience; and an important one to an author. He has heard two languages through childhood, the one spoken with ease at home, and the other spoken with ease in the streets and at school, but spoken poorly at home. -Delmore Schwartz

In the first weeks after Hiroshima, extravagant statements by President Truman and other official spokesmen for the U.S. government transformed the inception of the atomic age into the most mythologized event in American history. -Stewart Udall

The real achievement of Woody Allen was that he was making movies that felt very personal, and for a whole group of people, it spoke to them. Then he became an archetype, like Groucho Marx or Chaplin. -Noah Baumbach

After I perform 'My Girlfriend's Boyfriend,' it takes a lot out of me emotionally; and, at the end of it, I feel like I know the audience and the audience knows me. It's this weird unspoken bond that we'll kind of always have with each other. -Mike Birbiglia

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

Rachmaninoff made a musician out of me. His 'Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini' was the piece that sent me into raptures. It spoke to me. To me, it was a tender entreaty for the misunderstood. -Joni Mitchell

I loved Debussy, Stravinsky, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, anything with romantic melodies, especially the nocturnes. Nietzsche was a hero, especially with 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra.' He gets a bad rap; he's very misunderstood. He's a maker of individuals, and he was a teacher of teachers. -Joni Mitchell

The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent. -David Mamet

A play is basically a long, formalistic polemic. You can write it without the poetry, and if you do, you may have a pretty good play. We know this because we see plays in translation. Not many people speak Norwegian or Danish or whatever guys like Ibsen spoke, or Russian – yet we understand Chekhov and the others. -David Mamet

It is a coincidence that Mathangi is the Goddess of Music and the spoken word, which can be rap. -M.I.A.

Companies are hiring cosplayers to be promotional spokes models for them. There are cosplayers trying to develop a cult following even though they've only been cosplaying for less than a year or two. It's all about the social media or Facebook likes. -Yaya Han

There's something about studying body language and non-spoken emotion – I know the innate response. But to really study it like a science would be fun. -Shia LaBeouf

From 1 till 7, when we moved to England, I spoke only Portuguese. -Francesca Annis

I don't like uncertainty. I don't play poker. I don't like bluffing. -Joss Whedon

There's a way that white people and black people spoke in the '70s that is nothing like how they speak now. They spoke from a soul, actually. There's a singsongy way of walking and talking that's just different now. -Michael Jai White

Without boxing, because of my neighborhoods, who knows what would have happened to me. It was always about following the leader. And I definitely was not a leader. Boxing gave me discipline; a sense of self. It made me more outspoken. It gave me more confidence. -Sugar Ray Leonard

I made an instant connection with boxing right away. Boxing became such a part of me. I ate boxing, I slept boxing, I lived boxing. Boxing was a way of expressing myself because I was not that outspoken. -Sugar Ray Leonard

I had seen the photographs of Harlem in its glory days, stylish men in bespoke suits, women so well dressed that they'd put the models in 'Vogue' to shame. I knew that Harlemites loved to dance, to pray, and to eat. -Marcus Samuelsson

The right word fitly spoken is a precious rarity. -John Boyle O'Reilly

It's easy to be a spokesman and ambassador for a great organization like the NBA. I thank Commissioner David Stern for putting that trust in me to serve the NBA around the globe. -Dikembe Mutombo

I am genuinely into soul, R&B and hip hop – all these genres that get slapped under the 'soul' genre. That spoke to me more than it did to my punk-rock friends. And punk spoke more to me than it did to my soul friends. I basically didn't fit comfortably in either world. -Patrick Stump

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

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

My first real venture was a paintball company I started in Grade 10, when I was 16. After hearing about it from a friend, I realized my town didn't have a playing field. I did some research, spoke with other paintball company owners, and I started my own field the following summer. -Ryan Holmes

I loved England's gentility and its civility. I'm from the Bronx, with a Bronx accent. I love the beauty of its language, the ways it's spoken. I love the green grass of England and the flowers. -Sid Bernstein

It is a fairly open secret that almost all systems can be hacked, somehow. It is a less spoken of secret that such hacking has actually gone quite mainstream. -Dan Kaminsky

I am very surprised by someone like Alexander Wang. I am amazed how he is good with fashion, with business, with public relations himself, with an attitude in his clothes that is spoken immediately. -Carine Roitfeld

Governor Palin leans far closer to 'spokesperson' than representative of the people. -Adam McKay

If you see me or another model in a bar, wait until you are spoken to before you speak. -Jessica Hart

Tailor Made will help Ferrari's clients tailor their cars in a very personal, specific way. It's a bespoke service, like visiting Huntsman or Anderson & Sheppard or whoever your favourite Savile Row tailor is. -Lapo Elkann

Certainly I was a very religious child, a deeply weird and very emotional child, an only child with lots of imaginary friends and a very active imagination. I loved Sunday school and Bible camp and all that. I had my own white Bible with Jesus' words printed in red in the text; I even spoke at youth revivals. -Lee Smith

I was raised in a little church, the Grundy Methodist Church, that was very straight-laced, but I had a friend whose mother spoke in tongues. I was just wild for this family. My own parents were older, and they were so over-protective. I just loved the 'letting go' that would happen when I went to church with my friend. -Lee Smith

My mother always spoke to me in English, so it's technically my maternal language, and it became a kind of private language – I was happy that I could speak in English to my mum and the majority of people wouldn't understand it. -Lou Doillon

I was put out there as a spokesperson for the new feminist revolution. It was very difficult because I was either too feminist or not feminist enough, depending on who you spoke to. -Sarah McLachlan

One of the stranger things about me is that I was raised as an Orthodox Jew. I went to a yeshiva until I was thirteen years old and spoke fluent Hebrew. -Dani Shapiro

I was really drawn to spoken-word style poetry. I loved the rhythms, and for some reason, I was just drawn to this poetry as a way of expressing my feelings, because I didn't have any other outlet. -Matt de la Pena

Carl Sagan spoke fluently between biology and geology and astrophysics and physics. If you move fluently across those boundaries, you realize that science is everywhere; science is not something you can step around or sweep under the rug. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

There is a lot of silence in me, and I feel that silence is often better than spoken words. -Randeep Hooda

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

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

But first, the news: The House of Commons was sealed off today after police chased an escaped lunatic through the front door during Prime Minister's question time. A spokesman at Scotland Yard said it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. -Ronnie Barker

I always have Moleskine notebooks on my desk. I am a big journaler. Every day I write down where I went, who I spoke to and what it was all about. Richard Branson told me to do that. -Alexa Von Tobel

I started writing songs when I was real young, when I was 3 years old. The piano spoke to me – I don't remember when I wasn't playing piano. My second grade talent show was the first time I performed my own thing. I dressed up as Dracula and played a song called 'Monster Rock' that I wrote. And I won. -Ian Axel

When I started Cove, I spoke to three immigration lawyers who gave me a long checklist of things to do before my company could hire immigrants. -Ruchi Sanghvi

In writing about Harold and Maureen with their terrible unspoken secret, and all those people that Harold meets as he walks to save a friend's life, I was trying to celebrate the ordinary people. -Rachel Joyce

Christlike communications are expressions of affection and not anger, truth and not fabrication, compassion and not contention, respect and not ridicule, counsel and not criticism, correction and not condemnation. They are spoken with clarity and not with confusion. They may be tender or they may be tough, but they must always be tempered. -L. Lionel Kendrick

I would like to spend more time with Spanish poetry. I know French better than Spanish, but Spanish was my first language, and my father spoke it to us. -Helen Vendler

When I was growing up, Forest Park was full of integrated families. It was amazing. One my best friends was Vietnamese. Another one was half-Mexican, half-black. Another one was from Colombia. Another one was born in the U.S., but his mom was from Germany and spoke with a German accent. So we all had multiple identities. -Dinaw Mengestu

Growing up in eastern Turkey, I was not really involved with the family business – sheep and cow farming, yogurt and cheese making. But I think I learned from my father the unspoken business language or instincts that go back thousands of years. -Hamdi Ulukaya

My outspoken positions haven't always been popular in the halls of Congress, but they have been rooted in what I believed was right and necessary. -Mike Quigley

My dad is an ob-gyn – he's retired now – and he wanted to come to the States to make a better life, for opportunity. My mom said that, on the plane ride here, I did not want to speak a word of English – I spoke Tagalog. And then, after the first day of school, I didn't want to speak anything but English. -Reggie Lee

I'm not a good poker player, but I've got one bluffing technique – as long as you're quick with the blinds, you're fine. -Sienna Guillory

I want to be talked about for the films I am doing rather than a party I attended, the dress I wore, and the men I may have met and dated. In any case, by and large I think I have spoken about more for the profession I am in than my personal life. That's the way I like it because frankly, I don't really have a personal life to begin with. -Sonakshi Sinha

Middle and high school is a time of people telling you who you are before you know who you are. I was in advanced classes at Frick and Schenley, and people would say I was trying to be white because of the way I spoke. Or they'd say I was gay. -Kyle Abraham

My big break was becoming the spokesperson for Texas Instruments. Casting directors really started giving me a chance to read for projects. -Bella Thorne

My parents were both storytellers. They always spoke with metaphorical richness. -Alice Walker

June Jordan, who died of cancer in 2002, was a brilliant, fierce, radical, and frequently furious poet. We were friends for thirty years. Not once in that time did she step back from what was transpiring politically and morally in the world. She spoke up, and led her students, whom she adored, to do the same. -Alice Walker

I spoke to a million in one service, in Korea, in Seoul. And that was the largest audience I ever have had. -Billy Graham

I believe that one key to success is to accept truth, no matter how it's spoken. -Robert Kiyosaki

Korea taught me nothing, for no one spoke of it when I was growing up, except as something about how wonderful the girls in Japan were. Vietnam taught some of us more than we perhaps ever wished to know. -Gloria Emerson

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

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

At this point in my life – age 24 – I have chosen a fairly strange path that not many are walking. I am a professional spoken word poet who tours the world performing and teaching. I run an organization called Project VOICE dedicated to using this art form as an education and empowerment tool in schools and communities of all kinds. -Sarah Kay

When my wife and I met, I couldn't talk to her – and my defense mechanism is sarcasm. I belittle someone with verbal pokes and prods. I did it to her out of complete awe. When friends introduced us, I said 'Hi' – and turned my back. Later, I called my mom and best friend and said, 'I think I just met my wife.' -Mike Vogel

Many of the people who are most considered anti-American would love to partake of the American dream: the unspoken slogan of many protesters outside U.S. embassies abroad is really: 'Yankee go home, but take me with you.' -Shashi Tharoor

In the glory days of Orioles, when I was a newbie baseball writer for the Post, the roster of talkers was as good as the everyday lineup. Singy – Ken Singleton – Flanny, and Cakes – the underwear spokesman Jim Palmer – were my go-to guys, occupying stalls along one wall of the shabby chic clubhouse. -Jane Leavy

I remember very vividly what it's like to be a child. The adults you liked were the ones who listened to you when you spoke and gave you time to say what you wanted to say and actually listened, and quite often reacted as a result of what you'd said. -Rolf Harris

The word of the oldest of the old of our peoples didn't stop. It spoke the truth, saying that our feet couldn't walk alone, that our history of pain and shame was repeated and multiplied in the flesh and blood of the brothers and sisters of other lands and skies. -Subcomandante Marcos

It is plain indeed that in spite of later estrangement Hobbits are relatives of ours: far nearer to us than Elves, or even than Dwarves. Of old they spoke the languages of Men, after their own fashion, and liked and disliked much the same things as Men did. But what exactly our relationship is can no longer be discovered. -J. R. R. Tolkien

For 16 years I spoke in trial metaphors, and perhaps I need to get out of that habit. -Trey Gowdy

Politics feels, on what I have seen of it, like joining a tribe, and a lot of it is about unspoken ways of behaving. -Rory Stewart

To try to be at once a Lithuanian yeshiva and a New England prep school: that was the unspoken motto of the Maimonides School of Brookline, Mass., where I studied for 12 years. -Noah Feldman

I was very much a tomboy. I've always been rather outspoken, headstrong, and I'm pretty much that way to this day. -Mary Badham

I love my children, but I don't really want to talk about them. I'm not that much of a freakish middle-aged mother, I'm just very lucky, and there isn't much more to say. I'd like not to be constantly expected to be a spokesman for things that are part of the natural rhythm of a woman's life. -Mariella Frostrup

As a senator from the only true swing district in the Texas Senate, I've been targeted by the GOP for my outspoken criticism of their extremist attacks on public education and voting rights, to name just two examples. -Wendy Davis

Recently I made the mistake of opening a bundle of reviews that someone had sent me of a production from years and years ago, and someone had written a really lovely review except that it made a remark about the way I spoke: 'A lot of people find her voice terribly irritating.' Do they? I had no idea. -Lindsay Duncan

The principal reason for the universe's poker face is that its constituents are far away. Stars careen through space, and galaxies spin at speeds thousands of times faster than a jet plane. But given their distance, you'd need the patience of Job to notice much change in their appearance or position. -Seth Shostak

At one time in my life, from the time I was seven until I was about 13, I didn't speak. I only spoke to my brother. The reason I didn't speak: I had been molested, and I told the name of the molester to my brother who told it to the family. -Maya Angelou

Comedy isn't necessarily all dialogue. Think of Buster Keaton: the poker face and all this chaos going on all around him. Sometimes it's a question of timing, of the proper rhythm. -Clint Eastwood

Until I was a teenager, I used red pokeberries for lipstick and a burnt matchstick for eyeliner. I used honeysuckle for perfume. -Dolly Parton

If you like good ol' fashion Southern soul food then, yes, I am a good cook! My specialty is chicken dumplings and poke salad. -Dolly Parton

I have been – I have spoken in Bir Zeit a number of times. -Noam Chomsky

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

Enslaving each other was what human beings had done for ages. And the abolitionist movement was greeted with incredulity. Conservative spokesmen ridiculed the abolitionists as liberals, progressives, do-gooders, meddlers, and activists. -Paul Hawken

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

Unlike the issue of messiahhood, which arose when Jews and Christians were members of the same religio-political community and spoke the same conceptual language, the issues of the incarnation and the Trinity divide people who are no longer members of the same community and who no longer speak the same language. -David Novak

The theological contacts between Jews and Christians during much of the premodern period are best characterized as disputations. Even when not engaged in face-to-face argumentation, Jews and Christians spoke about each other in essentially disputational terms. -David Novak

I never really gambled – certainly not playing poker. I'd casually bet on a football game or joined a pool. -Jason Gedrick

The hope that people walk into poker halls with and the despair they leave with was something I researched by actually visiting these poker halls. -Jason Gedrick

With gamblers, it's never enough. You keep thinking on a conscious level that the prize is whatever the pot is. In poker, you may have a certain goal for the day. But the truth is, as soon as you win, more often than not the first thing that comes to mind is: If I'd bet more, I would have won more. -Jason Gedrick

You're not supposed to get rattled in poker; you're supposed to remain poker-faced! -Jason Gedrick

When I was a medical student in the 1950s, we practically never spoke about Alzheimer's disease. And why is that so? And that is because people didn't live long enough to have Alzheimer's disease. -Eric Kandel

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

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

When I was a boy, cricket was very, very English. Anyone who spoke English and anyone from a big town could play. And that was it. -Kapil Dev

It's really important for me to do the fundamentals of this job really, really well. And to let people know that I think the core responsibilities of a member of Congress aren't seeking the national headlines or being the spokesperson on this issue or that issue when you just get there. -Joe Kennedy III

Kidney disease is a low-profile, unglamorous problem, a disease that disproportionately strikes minorities and the poor. Its celebrity spokesman is blue-collar comedian George Lopez, who received a kidney from his wife. -Virginia Postrel

Being someone who had had a very difficult childhood, a very difficult adolescence – it had to do with not quite poverty, but close. It had to do with being brought up in a family where no one spoke English, no one could read or write English. It had to do with death and disease and lots of other things. I was a little prone to depression. -Sherwin B. Nuland

I have been, and will remain, outspoken in my insistence that Israel has a right to live in peace and security. -Ban Ki-moon

It's a well-known fact that the TV camera adds 10 pounds. I don't want to say that I've been calling my Jenny Craig consultant a lot, but I'm pretty sure I'm the first spokesperson whom they've considered filing a restraining order against. -Ross Mathews

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 wrote a novel. It's called 'The Middlesteins.' It's fiction. It's not a memoir. I'm not a spokesperson. -Jami Attenberg

A CBS spokesman said the network's policy was tightened in September 2006 to forbid contributions to political campaigns. Previously, there was a bit of wiggle room. -Bill Dedman

For those that don't know much about 'American Idiot' or Green Day, just know that it's my generation's The Who's 'Tommy' or Pink Floyd's 'The Wall.' It was an album that really spoke to a generation. The theatrical show encapsulates that feeling and brings it to an even wider audience. -Jake Epstein

I had about four days of like, 'Pity party, woe is me, it's all over.' Then I did some research and spoke with doctors and got in contact with people who have MS, and I soon realized it's actually a lot more manageable than the kind of public perception of it is, and that's part of the reason why I've been so outspoken about it. -Jack Osbourne

I think I really thought I was a boy until I was ten years old because my parents divorced when I was born, and so my three brothers were almost like my fathers growing up. So they taught me how to ride a bike and all that stuff. I really was just kind of a guy's girl and just kind of an outspoken – some could say obnoxious – in-your-face kid. -Eliza Dushku

I never, ever see myself as a celebrity or famous, so I poke fun at that. -Kendra Wilkinson

When I'm not working, I'm on the road with my band. Or I'm performing in poetry houses doing spoken work. So I've got another passion and another outlet that allows me to be creatively fulfilled and not sitting at home pulling my hair out waiting for the right role to come along. -Malcolm-Jamal Warner

People are much more loose if you are having fun. I had a basketball player who was really soft-spoken, and then we played Connect Four with him, and he really opened up! -Hannah Storm

Facebook people are finding me that I don't really know. People poke you on Facebook. I'm like, 'Why? Why are you poking me?' -Bridget Kelly

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

I was an optimistic person, really bossy, gregarious and outspoken. -Mamie Gummer

I poke fun of everybody and everything. And who's easier to make fun of than your mother? -Alexis Stewart

I can't really remember a time in my life when I didn't know something about what we call the Holocaust. It was this dark topic that I would know more about when I got older, but which was spoken about in hushed tones. -Elliot Perlman

Spoken language's elaborate rhythms and inflections convey more meaning per word than the printed word. -Timothy Noah

As a young man, Dickens worked as a reporter in the House of Commons and hated it. He felt that all politicians spoke with the same voice. -Claire Tomalin

Growing up, my dad drank a lot of wine, so I got a taste for, and learned how to enjoy it. He spoke a lot about flavors and differences in tastes of wine. Also, our manager, Rick Sales, is a big wine drinker; he goes to a lot of wine-tasting classes, and he's taught me about the qualities of wine. -Tom Araya

The older I get, the younger I feel. Growing up, I was always the kid, but I spoke like an adult and was in adult roles. I didn't feel like a kid. The older I get, I actually feel younger! Which is good. I always thought when you get older, you'll want to slow down, but I want to do even more. -Brooke Shields

If you're dealing with personal kind of acting, you're not going to want to open up and expose it to everybody, because that's where the power lies, you know? It would be a little like showing your hand in poker, and then hoping you can still win. -Jim Parrack

Honestly, because of the way women were treated, I wouldn't want to go back to Puritan times. I'm far too outspoken to be a woman in Puritan times. -Janet Montgomery

In college, I was a researcher/writer for 'Let's Go: Europe,' assigned to Crete and Cyprus. I was supposed to go to England, but at the last minute they transferred me, despite the fact that I spoke not a word of Greek. I learned the very basics, and to this day can say 'oil,' 'vinegar,' and 'boyfriend in America.' -Julia Quinn

What if lawmakers never spoke to their constituents? Oddly enough, that's exactly how corporate America operates. Shareholders vote for directors, but the directors rarely, if ever, communicate with them. -Andrew Ross Sorkin

The Heaneys were aristocrats, in the sense that they took for granted a code of behavior that was given and unspoken. Argumentation, persuasion, speech itself, for God's sake, just seemed otiose and superfluous to them. -Seamus Heaney

The PGA Championship, last of the majors each year, might well be accustomed to having fun poked at it by the print press for being mired in August, but this isn't fair. -Dan Jenkins

I come from an artistic family. My dad's an actor, my mother's an actress, my sister's an actress. So I kind of grew up in that kind of environment. Oddly enough, I never really knew about my parents' work. I've seen small clips of it, but we never actually spoke about the business. -Portia Doubleday

Even after facing jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. courageously and boldly spoke out against racial inequality. -Yvette Clarke

It wasn't until I found my tribe of artists – people who were outspoken and not afraid to say what they thought, whether in a song or a dance or a piece of classical music – that I found a refuge. -Cote de Pablo

Our poker table is eight guys, and then I'm the ninth; I'm usually the only girl at the table. -Laura Prepon

My mom used to call me a parrot, because the way I spoke would change in every country we'd go to. -Hannah Simone

I love the responsibility of being a Victoria's Secret spokesmodel. It's a great life skill. -Erin Heatherton

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

Trolling taps into people's desire to poke fun, make trouble and cause annoyance. -Rob Manuel

Although I feel very French, a part of my heart is in the States. When my brother and I arrived, we didn't really speak any English, and when we left, that's all we spoke when we played together. It was just a beautiful place to grow up. -Delphine Arnault

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

I met Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I'm not really star struck by actors, but musicians, that's when I get star struck. Chad Smith is my number one drum influence, so that was a real mind-blow. I spoke to him – proper English, thank God! -Christopher Mintz-Plasse

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

I basically have paid for a piano and a flat-screen television completely with my poker earnings. I'm pretty good at it. -Robin Weigert

Drama is played at the pace of chess… or billiards… or poker. Engrossing? Sure. But comedy is played at the jubilant, high-octane speed of sports like basketball or hockey. -Mark Waters

I joined forces with the American Cancer Society in 2010 as a spokesperson for the N.F.L.'s 'A Crucial Catch' campaign, which benefits the American Cancer Society. This was important to me because I lost my mother to breast cancer, and I have always felt a strong commitment to doing all I can to fight this disease. -Larry Fitzgerald

I think with 'Skinwalkers,' the success of it spoke for itself. Meaning a lot of people wanted to see something new on television. -Adam Beach

I never saw anything funny in a car commercial – but that's OK. Whatever they wanted to do – it's their product and I'm the spokesperson, and I'm going to deliver. -Bill Cosby

I was obsessed with the Canadian novel 'Anne of Green Gables'. I decided I was Anne of Green Gables. There was something that spoke to me about her, and I wanted to have her beautiful red hair. -Christina Hendricks

I came from a family in Texas who simply never spoke about money. -Jim Parsons

As poet laureate, I was asked to be a spokesman for literature. -Robert Hass

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

There's an unspoken rule in affluent circles that suggests you can always define an individual's status by measuring his or her proximity to the most influential person in the room. And as the maxim goes, closer is always better. -Jamie Johnson

There are certain vulnerabilities and insecurities that go along with not being linked to another person in a contractual way, even if it's an unspoken contract. People in New York manage that pretty well. I prefer choice and desire over convention and limitation. -Jamie Johnson

The work of the artist is to express what is repressed or even to speak the unspoken grief of society. -Michael Leunig

It's nice to have other hobbies, other than golf. I've played football, I play tennis. I enjoy doing things other than golf, and poker is one of them. -Sergio Garcia

I spoke at TED Global 2010 about the ways that video games engage the brain, and in particular, the idea of reward structures: how a challenge or task can be broken down and presented to make it as engaging as possible. -Tom Chatfield

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

My husband was very special and very funny and outspoken, and he would have a black and blue every so often because under the table, I'd say, 'Don't say that!' -Blythe Danner

I sat in the barber's chair in David Miller's makeup shop, hours and hours of trial and error. While David poked at me with his crusty brushes, I grew more and more profane. That's how I started to find the voice of Freddy. -Robert Englund

I realized that you didn't have to make self-deprecating remarks or turn yourself into the butt of some unspoken joke. I also discovered that being big didn't deter possible suitors. -Maeve Binchy

Of the authors published under Ballantine's Adult Fantasy logo, only Evangeline Walton 'spoke' to me. -Stephen R. Donaldson

Poker is a charismatic game. People who are larger than life play poker and make their living from playing games and hustling. -James Altucher

There was this wonderful trick of going to the theater with my parents and sitting in the audience under the watchful eye of an usher, and then these other people would come on the stage: They spoke differently and had different clothes and hair. Afterward, they would come back, and they were my parents again. It was magic. -Tyne Daly

When the written and spoken word is censored, the urban landscape becomes a nation's only physical link to the past. -Ma Jian

A number of American colleges are willing to pay a tempting amount to pinch and poke an author for a day or two. -John Updike

John Barth, I think, was really a writer of my own age and somewhat of my own temperament, although his books are very different from mine, and he has been a spokesman for the very ambitious, long, rather academic novel. But I don't think that what he is saying, so far as I understand it, is so very different from what I'm saying. -John Updike

As a proud spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris, I have communicated the 'Because You're Worth It' message many times, and know firsthand how empowering it is to say and how empowering it feels. -Andie MacDowell

I'm strong. I'm outspoken. I feel like I'm equal to men. I can walk in the woods just as much and as far as a man can. Yet I'm still female. I'm very female. -Andie MacDowell

Every poker player, like every fisherman, needs to have a story in a box, and most poker stories are completely uninteresting. -Jason Alexander

One of the downsides of being a poker pro is that people see exactly how you play. -Jason Alexander

When I went to America, I spoke so much about who I was and gave so much away in a confessional, Irish, story-telling way that I suddenly realised I had given up a lot of myself. I had to shut up. -Pierce Brosnan

I am not a doctor or a scientist, but merely a passionate layperson, a filter, a messenger. I spoke with so many patients who are living normal, happy, fulfilled lives, and their enthusiasm and great quality of life convinced me that you can indeed live with cancer. -Suzanne Somers

In 1981, I spoke at the Olympic Congress. I was scandalised that I was the first athlete to be given that chance. But I made the most of it. -Sebastian Coe

I accepted the role of spokesman for Lipitor because I am dedicated to the battle against heart disease, which killed my father at age 62 and motivated me to become a medical doctor. -Robert Jarvik

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

It is important to understand the continuing, confused fascination with the Second World War. For most of us, the great unspoken question is how would we have behaved in the face of danger and when forced to make major moral choices. -Antony Beevor

I've always spoken my mind. There's no reason not to! -Nina Garcia

I was very, very quiet. I was always a loner, hardly spoke, and I was quite a nerd in school. So I was an outsider always. -Shahzia Sikander

I spent a lot of time in the White House in the public areas where reporters are allowed to go, but I spoke to people about the private quarters as well. Some of the things I learned were small, novelistic details. For example, the fact that there were still pet stains on the carpets from the Bush cats when the Obamas moved in. -Jodi Kantor

Mr. Romney is quick to uphold rules great and small. During primary debates, when his rivals spoke out of turn or exceeded their allotted time, he would sometimes lecture them. When supporters ask Mr. Romney to sign dollar bills or American flags, he refuses and often gives them a little lesson about why doing so is against the law. -Jodi Kantor

I used to take formal notes in lines of blue, and underline the key words in red, and I realised I needed only the key words and the idea. Then to bring in connections, I drew arrows and put in images and codes. It was a picture outside my head of what was inside my head – 'mind map' is the language my brain spoke. -Tony Buzan

If you think back to the fight over drones, when I was proud to be standing shoulder to shoulder with Rand Paul filibustering for 13 hours, that was viewed as a fringe issue, as a quixotic issue, and yet millions of Americans engaged, spoke up, got online. -Ted Cruz

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

On a personal level, I've seen a lot in my time as attorney general, but few things have affected me as greatly as my visit to Ferguson. I had the chance to meet with the family of Michael Brown. I spoke to them not just as attorney general but as a father of a teenage son myself. -Eric Holder

I spoke Franglais growing up. -Alison Moyet

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

My brothers and sisters and I spoke in a language called Egg Latin. In the early '50s in Canada, this became a fad way of talking among certain people. It's based on the concept that in every syllable before the vowel and after the preceding constant you insert the word 'egg.' So, my name Phil would be 'Pegghil.' -Phil Hartman

We have never considered our brand superior or inferior to any other one, and we have never spoken about our work in comparison to anyone else's. We are ourselves; we have never had the presumption to please everyone, but we believe in the utmost liberty to express oneself. -Domenico Dolce

It's amazing how these little guys can say things that a mortal human could never get away with. There's some sort of unspoken license… when outlandish things come out of an inanimate object, somehow it equals humor. -Jeff Dunham

My dream was to set up my own e-commerce company. In 1999, I gathered 18 people in my apartment and spoke to them for two hours about my vision. Everyone put their money on the table, and that got us $60,000 to start Alibaba. I wanted to have a global company, so I chose a global name. -Jack Ma

My family trained me to be polite to people I had just met, and that included strangers. You speak when you're spoken to. You look people in the eye when they address you and when you address them back. -Samuel R. Delany

Real spiritual authority has to do with the truth of the actual words being spoken, and the spirit of the person behind the words. Really, authority is about truth: honest-living truth. -John Ortberg

One of my favorite ways to eat albacore is tuna poke. -Tom Douglas

I entered KC College in 1975. When I came here for my interview, for my admission, every person I spoke to spoke to me in Sindhi. Be it Kundanani, Bhambani, Nichani, Kevalramani… and they also thought that Ambani was the same. For a moment, I thought that I got my admission at KC College because I have a 'ni' in my surname. -Anil Ambani

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

People have made a living deconstructing Lennon and The Beatles songs because of their compositional sophistication. But what's so exciting about John is that he never had any of that training on musical theory; something just spoke to him, and he just knew what sounded right. -Randy Bachman

The words we spoke and our entire punk performance aimed to express our disapproval of a specific political event: the patriarchs' support of Vladimir Putin, who has taken an authoritarian and anti-feminist course. -Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

I love poker! -Natalie Dormer

I think people from Northern Ireland have some kind of unspoken general feeling of what it is to be around segregation. You have an awareness of it because you know how much grief it's caused. -Jamie Dornan

My family kept its history to itself. On the plus side, I didn't have to hear nightmarish stories about the Holocaust, the pogroms, terrible illnesses, painful deaths. My elderly parents never even spoke about their ailments. -Amy Bloom

Living in Barcelona, I have my own little ghetto utopia. There are 3,000 ghost towns in Spain, and I've used the images of them a lot in my backdrops for my solo spoken-word stuff. The ghost towns could be from two buildings to 40 – things died out, or there were plagues, the roads don't lead there, whatever. -Lydia Lunch

I've read the poker books, but at this point, everybody who's playing has read the poker books. I feel like I'm knowledgeable enough to understand what's going on in the game, and I understand why I suck. And I'm not sure if I'll ever rise beyond that to the level where I don't suck. -Ira Glass

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

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

We lived in Northern Quebec, and the nearest school was thirty miles away, so my mother took on the task of home schooling me. She spoke to some friends, received some instructions from the provincial school board, and found some interesting books that perhaps I might find useful. -Willard Boyle

In one sense, the stories I read betrayed me. Too few gave me back my mirror image. Fewer still spoke to, or acknowledged, the existence of the problems I faced as a black foster child from a dysfunctional and badly broken home. -Nikki Grimes

I have said with as much sincerity as I can muster that if I were thrown into a dungeon with a sentence of one hundred years, with my only company being an illiterate guard who came twice a day with meals but who never spoke, I would still write – on coarse toilet paper in the dark if I could spare it. -Edward P. Jones

I would like to do commercials, or even work for WWE if they called me. I wouldn't want to go back on the air or manage again, but I would like to be a spokesperson and do stuff like that. -Bobby Heenan

People are drawn to preaching that is passionate and offered with conviction. Passion comes when the preacher has spent significant time with the text, and when God has spoken through the text in a way that addresses the preacher's life first. -Adam Hamilton

The kids growing up in the apartheid era were so restricted and angry – if they spoke out against it, they were thrown in jail. -Malik Bendjelloul

Families always have these unspoken dramas, and at holidays, everyone is supposed to sit down and pretend that none of that is going on. -Richard LaGravenese

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. -Aristotle

I'm troubled by how much I like Rowan Williams. I think it reveals character flaws in myself that I'd rather not think about. The softly spoken soon-to-be-former Archbishop of Canterbury is my secret crush, my weird pash, and my guilty pleasure. -Robert Webb

My outspoken beliefs have been embraced, but I don't consider myself an activist. Maybe people consider me as that, but it's not anything outrageous or bad I can't live with. -Burning Spear

When Marcus Garvey spoke about self-reliance, he wasn't only talking about people of colour. It's like self-reliance in general, for anyone. Just keep moving and moving within the right direction, and everything will be all right. -Burning Spear

People I've never spoken to before come up to me and give me a hug. -Lesley Nicol

If she's not spoken for, and you come at her correctly, like a man, she'll get with you. -Tracy Morgan

Through language, we can tell the truth and hear the truth spoken, just as we can be deceived. Sometimes it's a painful realization: we can be lied to. As I write, I think of myself as putting my eye under oath, so that what I write is the truth about my characters. -Michael Cadnum

One of the reasons I began to write was because I wanted stories for my children where the characters spoke as they did and had similar life experiences. -Theresa Breslin

I am an American, but a sense of otherness was part of my growing up. I spoke Norwegian before I spoke English. My mother is Norwegian. -Siri Hustvedt

I remember the first time I spoke to an editor. I thought I'd be sick, I was so nervous. The first time I spoke to a large group at a conference, I had the jitters for days beforehand. -Lori Foster

The men I write can be intense, quiet, outspoken and outrageous, deadly or fun… but I would never waste time on a hero who wasn't honorable, who didn't protect those who couldn't protect themselves, who didn't value children and pets, who wasn't independent and unselfish. -Lori Foster

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

I love dogs. I think dogs are way smarter. Maybe I can be the dog spokesman for the rock world. There are a lot of cat people making rock music. -King Tuff

Dancehall has always had a homophobic problem, but you go to dance parties in Jamaica, and some of the biggest dancers are kinda gay, just not outspoken about it. Dancehall was the first kind of music I was DJing, and it was always more about the rhythm. -Diplo

Mom spoke to us in Swiss when we were little. -Isabel Lucas

The poet is primarily a spokesman, making statements or incantations on behalf of himself or others – usually for both, for it is difficult to speak for oneself without speaking for others or to speak for others without speaking for oneself. -Louis MacNeice

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. -Lizzo

Sylvia Plath, Rumi, there's a lot of spoken word poets who do a really incredible job putting their spoken work into page poetry – that's what I strive to do. -Mary Lambert

It is a little scary to go across the whole country, and basically the world, and be like, 'What's up? I'm gay, and you should let me get married everywhere.' I don't feel like I'm a spokesperson. I just sing what my experience is. -Mary Lambert

There I am, chain-smoking and watching YouTube videos in my bedroom at 6 A.M. when a spoken-word video comes on the screen. I knew I had to do it: that it was another part of me that needed to be explored. -Mary Lambert

I have spoken about deficits, and I think deficits are important because they address broad economic and financial stability. We need to talk about that. -Ben Bernanke

The Greenham women left home for peace: 'Not in our name!' they cried. And in doing so, they spoke for millions. -Beeban Kidron

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

To admit regret is to understand that we are fallible – that there are powers beyond us. To admit regret is to lose control not only of a difficult past but of the very story we tell about our present. To admit sincere and abiding regret is one of our greatest but unspoken contemporary sins. -David Whyte

Reagan never cottoned to dictators. He was pure in this notion in a true belief that democracy was the best solution in the world because it spoke to people's hopes and dreams and aspirations, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of speech. -Douglas Brinkley

I'm doing a lot of parenting work and acting as a spokesperson. I have a clothing line and a line of toys. -Josie Bissett

I've become addicted to playing poker because you're constantly faced with confusion, and winning is trying to make sense out of nonsense. -Jason Calacanis

TechCrunch is the publication of record, but they're so bad and uninformed. It's insult after insult. When I play poker with other VC's, we all laugh at TechCrunch. -Jason Calacanis

When people use the word 'science,' it's often a tell, like in poker, that you're bluffing. -Peter Thiel

My wife is French, and so I get to see America through her eyes, which informs a lot of little moments. It means I can poke fun at very particular things about us. -Colin Trevorrow

I'm really fascinated by lingos and colloquialisms that are outmoded and have gone by the wayside. I love the way people spoke in the '30s, and the amazing slang of the mid-'60s and '70s. -Beck

If you're raised Methodist, Catholicism is a bit of a workout. It's sort of like you're up, you're down, you're up, you're down. It's a continual hokey-pokey. -Douglas Carter Beane

I've never seen myself as a spokesperson. I've always seen myself as a worker and am very grateful for the trust that my own people have given me over the years. -Alexis Wright

I've become a representative of the American Diabetes Association, and then I just became national spokesman for the American Heart Association for a campaign called The Heart of Diabetes, which brings the awareness of cardio-vascular disease to diabetics. -Stephen Furst

How can finite man commune with an infinite God? To both Christians and Jews, God himself has made that possible by irrupting into the temporal world. To Christians, God became man in the Incarnation; to Jews, the God that spoke out of the fire on Mount Sinai gave his Torah. -Meir Soloveichik

I committed a cardinal sin as a kid. I never spoke, and my mother thought there was something seriously wrong with me. A silent child is regarded as a problem in Ireland, and I just read all the time. -Ken Bruen

It's easier to poke holes in an idea than think of ways to fill them. And it's easier to focus on the 100 reasons you shouldn't do something rather than the one reason you should. -Wendy Kopp

I spoke English at school and Spanish at home, and I'm always eating Dominican food, listening to Dominican music. -Prince Royce

I went to boarding school in Somerset and loved it so much that my teachers had to make me phone home when I first got there. Whenever I spoke to my mum, at the end of the call I would say, 'Love you, Mum', and she would say, 'Love you the most.' -Ella Eyre

I have a very vivid memory of the way my parents spoke, and the 50's that I grew up in are closer to the 20's, I think, than today in many, many ways. -Gail Carson Levine

My lectures, based on Islamic teachings, were on various subjects. Some of the titles were, 'The Intoxication of Life,' 'The Purpose of Life,' 'The Real Cause of Man's Distress,' 'The Journey to the Goal in Life,' and, one of my favorites, 'The Heart of Man.' They contained important insights that spoke to something deep inside me. -Muhammad Ali

Have we been going up and down in business, and are those round about us as yet unaware of our Christian character? Have we never spoken to them the Word of Life? Lord, arouse us to a deep concern for all with whom we come in contact from day to day. -Charles Spurgeon

Most of the black women who lived in the lower end of Vrededorp came from the countryside and were there to be near their menfolk who worked in the mines. They spoke neither English nor Afrikaans. -Peter Abrahams

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

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

We opposed unlimited detention without trial. We stood up for trial by jury as well. And of course we spoke up for asylum seekers and for the most vulnerable in our society. -Charles Kennedy

I think speculative fiction has fewer unspoken prerequisites than literary fiction for writers of color. -Nnedi Okorafor

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell has said that several foreign dignitaries personally spoke to him about creating a new Internet user fee to subsidize an international universal service fund at the expense of traditional end users. -Marsha Blackburn

If you're in the minority, every advantage is against you, right? So the only advantage you have against the majority is they're too lazy to know their own rules, right? So it's like a game of poker. -Kevin McCarthy

I'm the spokesman for ADT, and ADT, brother, pays better than most actors make on film. -Ving Rhames

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

I believed then – in a deep, easy way that is impossible for me as an adult – that there was more to this world than meets the eye. Trees had spirits; the wind spoke. If you followed a toad or a raven deep into the heart of the forest, they were sure to lead you to something magical. -Jennifer McMahon

Useful though they are, the vast majority of dictionaries and encyclopedias are poker-faced pieces of work that stick to the facts and present them as soberly – and unstylishly – as possible. -Terry Teachout

'Suits' fans. I've never met a more diverse audience: across gender, race, class. It's incredible. People who are high-powered lawyers to doormen. A Chinese immigrant cable installer – who barely spoke English – loves 'Suits!' -David Costabile

Christopher Hitchens, the late essayist and sot, was a man who purposefully cultivated a lot of friends of a certain type – rich, self-important, generally dim-witted and hence easy for a well-spoken Oxbridge debater to impress – and he electrified Washington D.C. society mainly by not being a completely charmless bore. -Alex Pareene

I never dreamed I'd be a spokesman for anything. But Pac Bell just asked me. The money was OK; the scripts were fun because I had to do in 30 seconds what it takes a whole feature to do and because the dysfunctional family of agents, managers and lawyers who represent me said it was cool. -Chris Eigeman

First grade was – I spoke only Spanish, and second grade – probably a bit more English. And by the time I hit third grade, I was learning, of course, much, much more English. -Juan Felipe Herrera

St. Pope John XXIII called for the Second Vatican Council because he understood, as no Holy Father had in a long time, religion spoke to and found its language and symbols – its entire sense of the sacramental nature of existence – in the imagination that reveals not just the penalties of living, but the wonder and awe of our existence. -Eugene Kennedy

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

Facebook may not only propagate cyber-loneliness but exacerbate the pain of loss that estranged family members feel when they hear only indirectly, through a third-party posting, news of a child or parent with whom they have not spoken in years. -Eugene Kennedy

My grandparents were far more English in their manners than they were Chinese. For example, we spoke English at home, had afternoon tea every day, and my grandfather, who attended university in Scotland, would smoke his pipe after dinner. -Kevin Kwan

I was the one that was always dancing and got along with everybody, but I also spoke my mind. If I didn't agree with something the teacher would say, I'd tell her, so I would get in trouble for things like that. I've always been a good/bad boy. -Shameik Moore

I stumbled into soul music at a very young age. It had something that really spoke to me. -Erik Hassle

I'll make a general comment about this whole dependence on 'celebrities.' I object to this situation as it is right now, where they have inadvertently or manipulatively become the spokespeople for the African continent. -Dambisa Moyo

The novelist, he's not a philosopher, not a technician of spoken language. He's someone who writes, above all, and through the novel asks questions. -J. M. G. Le Clezio

I'm not a macho guy. I'm very soft-spoken on the set. But I'm not really intimidated by the process of making movies. -Michael Lehmann

Due to these various circumstances, when I entered the Catholic University of Louvain in 1934, I had already travelled in a number of European countries and spoke four languages fairly fluently. This turned out to be a valuable asset in my subsequent career as a scientist. -Christian de Duve

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

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

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

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

Edgar Allan Poe, an earlier UVA student, once complained in a letter that his stepfather spoke to him as if Poe were one of the black slaves; some of the students at UVA surely felt the same about being told what to do by faculty. -Matthew Pearl

When I was growing up, we spoke Egyptian, we ate Egyptian food, we had other Egyptian friends. It was my father's preference. -Leila Aboulela

I spoke to the 'Wine Spectator' because that's PR; that's how you sell wine. -Alain Wertheimer

With 'Hollow Circus,' I used a family story that haunted me as a kid, one of those anecdotes about a family member that would rarely be spoken of in front of the children. -Peter Milligan

I have often spoken about the importance of intentionality in philanthropy: that it has to stir the soul. This is true whether you are feeding the homeless, mentoring a child or working on climate change. -Charles Bronfman

I was born in Breslau on October 5th, 1930. At that time, Breslau, now called Wroclaw, belonged to Germany, and only German was spoken there. After the Second World War, Breslau became Polish, and the original German population was almost completely replaced by a Polish one. I have never visited Wroclaw after the war. -Reinhard Selten

There is an unspoken feminist layer to Katana. She's an aggressive modern woman with traditional Japanese roots. She was in love with her sword because she believed it contained her husband. -Ann Nocenti

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

One can't live with a child of Holocaust survivors without absorbing some of the same sensibilities that her parents transmitted to her as a young girl. It is an unspoken dread, a sense of fragility, an anxious anticipation of unseen horrors. -Kai Bird

I have spent many years working in education and media, from hosting documentaries to being a spokesperson for Discovery Education to revolutionizing youth environmental service through my non-profit, EarthEcho International. -Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

I am happy to the spokeswoman for this French youth that tomorrow will be spearhead new hope in the shape of the National Front. -Marion Marechal-Le Pen

I am not a spokesperson for the trans community, I am not. The media kind of projects me as being the spokesperson, but from my standpoint, I am not. I am a spokesperson for my story, and that's all I can tell. -Caitlyn Jenner

As a kid, I was only allowed to watch a certain amount of television. But once I was old enough to own my own TV, I would stay up until 4:00 A.M. watching Home Shopping Network night after night. Soft-spoken women talked about the jewelry in very detailed, intricate, precious ways, and I loved it. -Andrea Seigel

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

You show people playing poker or hacking into a computer; it feels so significant in the script, and then when you see it on the screen, it loses something. But there's something about cooking – food being prepared is incredibly captivating. It became just a fun box of tools to use as a director. -Jon Favreau

I've spoken in every state in the union, meeting and hugging the people who later bought my books. I spoke to anybody who wanted to hear me, including 1,000 nuns who could pay me only with homemade bread. -Leo Buscaglia

Growing up, I had a very vivid imagination and Leonardo was like my best imaginary friend that I spoke to. When things were tough, or I was scared in an unsafe environment, I always imagined that the Ninja Turtles would come to the rescue. -Ruby Rose

I was in college when tens of thousands of people marched on Washington for the first Earth Day. Raw sewage floated in rivers and clouds of smog hung over cities. But then something amazing happened. People spoke out. Thousands of students, workers, and ordinary citizens used their voices to say, 'This has to change.' -Frances Beinecke

In the late '60s, Senator Charles E. Goodell, Republican of New York, spoke out against the Vietnam War, bringing on the wrath of the Nixon administration and, as it turned out, the disaffection of conservative voters. -George Vecsey

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

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 learned playing poker that you never count your winnings because that's when you start to lose. -Kenneth Langone

That was very difficult for me on 'American Idol' to feel like I had to be a certain way. It wasn't that the producers were saying that you shouldn't be gay or whatever, but there was this unspoken energy around saying you have to appeal to Middle America, and Middle America at that point was not ready for all that. -Todrick Hall

Comic-Con is incredibly important to San Diego, but that doesn't mean we can't poke a little fun at it! -Steve Breen

From activist stage, I just spoke and said whatever I had to say. When the writing started, I would just read it. Then I had the interest into going into musical aspects. When that happened in '86, I liked the result of work we did in the studio. -John Trudell

I like blackjack. I like the psychology of poker. -Joshua Bell

I've got an outspoken personality, which gets people thinking, and my style of fighting is aggressive. Everything's on the line all the time. In my fights, there's drama. -Tyson Fury

I don't hate old men but listen when being spoken to. -Tyson Fury

I just don't believe that being conservative means all you do is throw stones and poke people in the eye. -James Lankford

What they have done, ISIS is very well outspoken about how much they hate our freedom, who we are as Americans. -James Lankford

Daily fantasy sports is much closer to online poker than it is to traditional fantasy sports. -Eric Schneiderman

Games of chance often involve some amount of skill; this does not make them legal. Good poker players often beat novices. But poker is still gambling, and running a poker room – or online casino – is illegal in New York. -Eric Schneiderman

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

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

It seems likely that Jesus, being a scholarly young man, learned some Hebrew, but that's conjecture. It's more likely that Jesus spoke some Greek, as this language dominated the region after the conquests of Alexander the Great in the fourth century. -Jay Parini

Display companies, many of them that we've spoken to, are really excited about virtual reality because they're actually running out of innovation opportunities in other markets. -Brendan Iribe

I once spoke to 9,000 people, but they managed to fit them all into a structure that resembled a Zeppelin hangar, so it was a contained space in which whatever laughter I generated could ricochet and hang around for a bit, encouraging others to join in. -Christopher Buckley

Every week, as an 11-year-old kid, I would tune in to what was really the first American Idol-type program, a radio show called 'Major Bowes' Amateur Hour.' The winning group on the evening of September 8, 1935, was called the Hoboken Four, and their spokesman was Frank Sinatra, then aged 19. -Tony Bennett

Few words in any language carry such a load of meaning as 'honor.' It is an old word, unchanged even in its spelling from classical Latin to modern English. Spoken or written, it does not seem to require much explanation; most people think they know what it means. -Edmund Morgan

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

When I went to London, they told me I spoke with a funny accent – English with a Chinese accent. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Albert Grossman called my office and spoke with my partner Richard Leacock and asked if we'd be interested in making a film with his client, Bob Dylan. -D. A. Pennebaker

I am not going to say I have never spoken with Bill Simmons because I have. I respect him greatly. -Katie Nolan

The elite private tutor is typically ivy-educated and falls into one of two categories – a twenty-something pursuing an artistic career on the side, or someone older who has made a career out of college-prep. They are presentable, well-spoken, and are treated by doormen as guests more than as employees. -Eliot Schrefer

I've never spoken with Michelle Fields. -Corey Lewandowski

God spoke to me and called me to His Service. What form this service was to take the voice did not say. -Florence Nightingale

If intelligence is the triumph of life, the spoken word is the marvellous means by which this intelligence is manifested. -Maria Montessori

I'm a teller of stories. I put bloody skins on my back and dance around the fire, and I say what the hunt was like. It's not erudite; it's not intellectual. I sail, run dogs, ride horses, play professional poker, and tell stories about the stuff I've been through. And I'm still a romantic; I still want Bambi to make it out of the fire. -Gary Paulsen

My mother is Turtle Mountain Chippewa, and she lived on her home reservation. My father taught there. He had just been discharged from the Air Force. He went to school on the GI Bill and got his teaching credentials. He is adventurous – he worked his way through Alaska at age seventeen and paid for his living expenses by winning at the poker table. -Louise Erdrich

McCain is completely against the sequester. It was one thing when we had a Democratic chair who was against it – all the Democrats were against it. But to have a Republican chair who is outspoken and strong against the sequester, who has the credentials in military issues – who is going to challenge him? -Tim Kaine

When Hillary was First Lady, we went to the Beijing Women's Conference. She courageously stood up and spoke out on behalf of human rights and women's rights, inspiring millions to fight for a better future. -Madeleine Albright

The whole idea of a spokesman is a joke and a fraud if you drop someone like a hot potato if there's controversy. -Jerry Della Femina

The Miccosukee facility in Miami only offers bingo, poker, and video gambling machines. Because it does not have slot machines or table games, the Miccosukee tribe doesn't need an agreement with the state. The Miccosukees only answer to the federal government. -Rick Scott

I meet with retired football players. Some are well-dressed, some are well-spoken, but when you talk to them personally, they will admit to you that they are having problems. But they are managing their problems. They have impaired memory, they're having mood problems. They are being treated by their psychiatrists. -Bennet Omalu

'Rush' was an interesting experience for me because I loved that show, and I loved playing that part, and most people I spoke to who watched it really enjoyed it. -Tom Ellis

We have to be able to poke fun at ourselves. -Walt Handelsman

No matter what you say in carefully chosen sentences, girls will detect both the spoken and unspoken messages. -Megan Shull

Will you tell me, 'Oh, painting is a special art, whereas anyone can write prose passably well'? Can he, indeed? … Can you, sir? Nay, believe me, you are either an archangel or a very bourgeois gentleman indeed if you admit to having spoken English prose all your life without knowing it. -Arthur Quiller-Couch

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

Leaving the E.U. was not the outcome that I wanted or campaigned, but now that democracy has spoken, we must act on that result. I will fully respect that result. -George Osborne

Giving shape to a painful experience is powerful because it helps us to see, first, how we got through it; second, how we can share it. The experience doesn't stay trapped within us, unspoken, curdling – instead, the art of arranging and transforming it reduces the burden. It no longer belongs to only you. -Karen Bender

It was the enchantment of spoken verse that led me to write for children. -William Jay Smith

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 I came out, I was 68, and I was totally prepared for my career to recede when I spoke to the press for the first time. What happened after that blew me away. I started getting more offers. My career blossomed. -George Takei

I was doing a civil rights musical here in Los Angeles, and we sang at one of the rallies where Dr. Martin Luther King spoke, and I remember the thrill I felt when we were introduced to him. To have him shake your hand was an absolutely unforgettable experience. -George Takei

Immersing myself in Shakespeare's plays, reading them closely under the guidance of a brilliant, plain-spoken professor changed my life: It opened up the great questions; it put my petty problems into perspective. It got me out of bed in the mornings and kept me in the library late into the night. -Jhumpa Lahiri

I was always aware of what the language I was using meant in terms of my bond with my parents – how it defined the lines of affection between us. When I spoke English, I felt I wasn't completely their child any more but the child of another language. -Jhumpa Lahiri

I've gained a lot from James Joyce, Tolstoy, Chekhov and R. K. Narayan. While writing, I try to see if the story is going to radiate spokes. Their literature has always done that and gifted me beautiful things. -Jhumpa Lahiri

Emerson is the spokesman and prophet of youth and of a formative, idealistic age. His is a voice from the heights which are ever bathed in the sunshine of the spirit. I find that something one gets from Emerson in early life does not leave him when he grows old. -John Burroughs

A bespoke shirt is one of the true luxuries that you can acquire. There's nothing better than a fitted shirt. Once you've picked up your first one, you'll never stop buying them – providing you can pay for it. -Jason Statham

Language-wise, my mom and dad's dialect, they're pretty obscure. It's Chinese, but not your traditional Chinese, like Cantonese or Mandarin. It wasn't something that I got to use very much growing up. We eventually just spoke English around the house. -James Wan

My father, in 1952, just in his 20s, my father became the chief spokesman for the Nation of Islam. From 1952 to 1959, there were four temples. My father was responsible and credited for having maximized this membership. From four temples to 50 temples, there was so much work involved. -Ilyasah Shabazz

In the '80s, when I was watching Bond films in the cinemas, Roger Moore was the man. I'll always have a soft spot for him. His Bond films were light-hearted and silly as well as action-packed. For me, this spoke volumes. It meant that, someday, maybe someone like me with a whacky sense of humour could be James Bond. -Rhys Darby

I am totally a fringe candidate, and so is Bill Weld: you know, two Republican governors serving in heavily blue states, outspoken, small government guys, outspoken on the social liberal side. We're fringe, totally. We're fringe. -Gary Johnson

Mercer was very clever. He knew the way Southerners spoke and put that into his lyrics. But in that whole era, you had the best. Harold Arlen was just fantastic. Cole Porter was better than anybody, and Gershwin was Gershwin, y'know. Johnny Mercer started Capitol Records, and he brought in Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole. -Tony Bennett

I'm saying to you that one of the great characteristics of the great American, the American people, is our historic ability to be straightforward, plainspoken, say what we mean, and mean what we say. -Lou Dobbs

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 absolutely have not spoken to Marvel. It doesn't mean that my team hasn't spoken to Marvel. -Katee Sackhoff

I personally have not spoken to Marvel and have no plans to do a movie in the immediate future because, number one, I'm tied up with 'Somnia,' which is a fantastic place to be. It's exactly where I wanted to be. -Katee Sackhoff

I don't think I win most interviews. For instance, with Fidel Castro, I only spoke with him one minute and three seconds. But I think he won because I couldn't get anything from him. With the former president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, it happened exactly the same thing. -Jorge Ramos

I've got quite a good poker face. I'm known for being able to keep my emotions very much in check: no one knows how I'm feeling. I can be winning or losing but keep it very much the same. -Rajiv Ouseph

I am philosophically opposed to raising the retirement age. I misspoke and said I was not philosophically opposed. -Bill Flores

If the Pope spoke out with moral authority against violent Islam, I would be there cheering him on. -Paul Gosar

There are varieties of Spanglish. There's Spanglish spoken by Cuban Americans in Miami called cubonics is different from Mexican American Spanglish, but thanks to the Internet, thanks to radio and television, thanks to what is happening in the classrooms, in the streets in the restaurants, we are finding a middle ground. -Ilan Stavans

I have never been a major fashionista, but I love a suit, and I did have one made for me by the tailor Stephen Williams. The great thing about a bespoke suit is that it covers up my pot belly. When I buy a suit, I'll pick shoes, belt, tie, shirt and socks, and that will be what I always wear with it. -Neil Morrissey

Mr. Trump of course feels sorry for what the Khan family has gone through, just, frankly, as he felt sorry for the victims that spoke before the Republican Convention who lost loved ones from illegal immigrant criminals coming in and being able to travel the country freely. -Paul Manafort

I have spoken to Donald Trump about this. He understands the dramatic budget cuts our military has faced. -Tom Cotton

It was very difficult to leave Argentina when I was kid, so I only spoke Spanish for the first six years of my life. -Anya Taylor-Joy

You got paid on Friday, go for a late-night poker game, and have no money on Saturday. But the RSC took your rent out of the paycheck, so at least you had a place to sleep. -Roger Rees

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

Ads sway kids' preferences. Star athletes spokespeople sway kids' preference. -Chuck Norris

Racism in Brazil is well hidden, subtle, and unspoken, underestimated by the media. It is nevertheless extremely violent. -Joaquim Barbosa

Sticks and stones may break bones, but words do more damage than most people can imagine. Especially name-calling. 'You're dangerous!' 'Deceived.' 'A false prophet.' 'A compromiser!' Charges like these by young-earth leaders, both spoken and implied, are intended to discredit, maim, and crush old-earth advocates, including me. -Hugh Ross

The unspoken thing, the elephant in the room, is the war against terrorism, it's tainting everything. -Joanne Liu

In the 1920s, big names in the Arab world spoke of Scheherazade as an example for intellectuals fighting for their rights. She was a fighter for the right of free expression. -Fatema Mernissi

As early as 1681-82, a group of Abenakis had accompanied the French explorer La Salle on his historic voyage down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. By 1700, many Abenaki and Iroquois Indians spoke French and had some European education, and some were literate in French and Latin. -Adrienne Mayor

On Sept. 20, 2011, a year after I spoke with Rabanni, a couple of Taliban emissaries arrived at his Kabul fortress with a gift for his 71st birthday. It turned out not to be the truce offering they had claimed they were bringing: one of the Talibs had a bomb hidden in his turban. -Terry Glavin

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

'Notting Hill?' Does that poke fun at being British? Maybe it does. In 'Mickey Blue Eyes,' that's kind of the point: the clash of worlds, the unlikely combo of a respectable Englishman and a mob guy. If you take out the Britishness, you don't really have much. -Hugh Grant

I think I always dreamt of having a brand that really was represented globally, that had a voice – that had a clear voice and a clear vision that made women feel great about themselves. That really spoke to women on a personal level. And that women could wear. -Stella McCartney

I did have quite a different upbringing to a lot of my peers. We all have a sort of code that we get, especially as Beatles kids. It's an unspoken sort of word of understanding. But I'm comfortable around a lot of different types of people. -Stella McCartney

When I was about seven, I remember spending a lot of time in my parents' wardrobe trying on their bespoke suits. -Stella McCartney

I had a stunt double for 'The Bronze.' She's literally the most amazing human being I've ever seen. She's NCAA women's gymnastics champion. She was incredible. I would poke her thighs, and my nail would break because it was like poking a rock. -Haley Lu Richardson

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

In 2010, there was a TED event called Mission Blue held aboard the Lindblad Explorer in the Galapagos as part of the fulfillment of Sylvia Earle's TED wish. I spoke about a new way of exploring the ocean, one that focuses on attracting animals instead of scaring them away. -Edith Widder

I am one hundred percent ready to be a spokesperson for the deaf community. -Nyle DiMarco

I was heavily influenced by big voices when I was younger. People like Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Patti Labelle really spoke to me. When I got older, I was into Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Lauryn Hill, but it wasn't until I started working with a voice coach that I really dove into jazz music. -Andra Day

'Rise Up' is definitely my baby. I think it was a gift because, you know, it's like God just spoke to me and wrote that song. It's very powerful. -Andra Day

I'd definitely love to be a spokesperson for a major beauty brand. -Sara Sampaio

There's a lot going on in country music, with indie-label hipsters and underground bloggers arguing their interpretations of what country is, and pop-country stars defending themselves. That deserves to be poked fun at. -Sturgill Simpson

I was good at most subjects at school. Looking back, I was a proper boffin! Now, the thing I'm really good at is poker. -Stormzy

Most of the suits I try to wear are bespoke. -Jidenna

I have been outspoken on my opposition to 'Obamacare,' and I don't buy the line that our Medicaid program, or any function of government, has reached maximum efficiency. -Doug Ducey

I'm a pretty plain-spoken guy. -Larry Hogan

Early on, I knew I had ideas, but I wasn't sure when it was appropriate to bring them to the table, and I was so intimidated by these titans that I was working for. But it started around the time of 'Tron,' when I was really excited by the creative process and the prep that went into that. I spoke up often at those writing sessions. -Olivia Wilde

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