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  • Art has always had as its test in the long term the ability to speak to our innermost selves.

    Art   Self   Long  
  • I realise I'll have to acquire the ability to speak to my audience in between numbers. I've never had to do that. On the street I only focus on the keyboard settings for my next song, which takes a bit of time and a lot of concentration. So I'll have to develop that new skill, which gives me pause, because I'm afraid I'll say something stupid and disillusion people when they realise I'm an ordinary earthling - in fact, as ordinary as anyone else on this planet.

    Song   Stupid   Skills  
    Source: thequietus.com
  • Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.

  • So these are the kind of things that now when people are trying to move towards multiracial congregations that they're stressing. They're talking about these scriptures that say we ought to come together, and that at Pentecost, when that the Holy Spirit is said to have come upon the first Christians, they were given the ability to speak in different languages, and so that no matter who the people were, they could all worship together.

    Source: www.pbs.org
  • I have always shook with fright before human beings. Unable as I was to feel the least particle of confidence in my ability to speak and act like a human being, I kept my solitary agonies locked in my breast. I kept my melancholy and my agitation hidden, careful lest any trace should be left exposed. I feigned an innocent optimism; I gradually perfected myself in the role of the farcical eccentric.

    Osamu Dazai (1973). “No Longer Human”, p.28, New Directions Publishing
  • Gregg Braden is a rare blend of a scientist, visionary, and scholar, with the ability to speak to our minds, while touching the wisdom of our hearts.

    Heart   Touching   Mind  
  • The ability to speak exactly is intimately related to the ability to know exactly.

    Wendell Berry (2010). “Imagination in Place”, p.13, Counterpoint
  • In my family, in the days prior to television, we liked to while away the evenings by making ourselves miserable, solely based on our ability to speak the language viciously.

    "Biography/Personal Quotes". www.imdb.com.
  • Do not speak unless you can improve the silence.

  • The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.

    Intelligent   Doe   Jinn  
    Patricia C. Wrede, George Lucas (2012). “Star Wars®: Episode I: The Phantom Menace”, p.21, Scholastic Inc.
  • The true test of a man's spirituality is not his ability to speak, as we are apt to think, but rather his ability to bridle his tongue.

    Men   Thinking   Tests  
  • The ability to speak well is the shortcut to distinction.

  • Do not speak unless you can improve on silence, said a Buddhist sage.

    Tim Ward (2013). “What the Buddha Never Taught: A 'Behind the Robes" Account of Life in a Thai Forest Monastery”, p.73, Changemakers Books
  • I think there was a lot of working out the arc of how Manny [Daniel Radcliffe] talks. Scene to scene [in the Swiss army Man], if I would start talking a little too well, they would come in and say like, "Hey, you need to [dial back] your ability to speak" - things like that.

    Army   Men   Thinking  
    Source: www.avclub.com
  • Dance is the most intimate art, the most unbrainy art, because it is done wholly with the body, which is so limited in its ability to speak anything but the truth.

    Art   Dancing   Done  
  • The ability to speak is a short cut to distinction. It puts a man in the limelight, raises him head and shoulders above the crowd.

    Cutting   Men   Crowds  
  • Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.

  • The oldest problem in economic education is how to exclude the incompetent. A certain glib mastery of verbiage-the ability to speak portentously and sententiously about the relation of money supply to the price level-is easy for the unlearned and may even be aided by a mildly enfeebled intellect. The requirement that there be ability to master difficult models, including ones for which mathematical competence is required, is a highly useful screening device.

    Mastery   Levels   May  
  • The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

    1967 Search for the Real.
  • God is not pleased by blood – and not acting reasonably is contrary to God's nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats... To convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death.

    Strong   Mean   Blood  
  • We have three things in common: Irish wives, the ability to speak for 17 minutes without a verb, and the fact that we both speak with an accent.

    Wife   Three   Verbs  
  • The proof of a high education is the ability to speak about complex matters as simply as possible.

    Learning   Matter   Speak  
  • Micromessaging -- communicating with other human beings through visual, audible, sublingual means, no doubt predates our ability to speak. We actually read micromessages quite naturally without thinking about them. You might say human beings read each other's micromessages subconsciously, in the same way that one dog understands another dog is unfriendly simply because the dog's fur is standing on end. The dogs read each other perfectly. It's not all that different for people.

    Dog   Mean   Thinking  
    Stephen Young (2006). “Micromessaging”, p.7, McGraw Hill Professional
  • At times anger will trigger harsh words. After a cooling the ability to speak from the heart with love and compassion.

  • President Obama said that if he could have any superpower, he'd want the ability to speak any language. That's so everyone in the world could tell him he picked one of the lamest possible superpowers.

    President   World   Want  
  • Language [can] be expressed . . . by movements of the hands and face just as well as by the small, sound-generating movements of the throat and mouth. Then the first criterion for language that I had learned as a student—it is spoken and heard—was wrong; and, more important, language did not depend on our ability to speak and hear but must be a more abstract capacity of the brain. It was the brain that had language, and if that capacity was blocked in one channel, it would emerge through another.

    Hands   Brain   Important  
  • Most Muslim women know it is fear and curiosity that cause people to stare. They know it is ignorance and stereotypes that cause people to suppose that a piece of material covering the hair strips a woman of the ability to speak English, pursue a career, work a remote control.

  • An important United Nations environmental conference went past 6:00 in the evening when the interpreters' contracted working conditions said they could leave. They left, abandoning the delegates unable to talk to each other in their native languages. The French head of the committee, who had insisted on speaking only in French throughout the week suddenly demonstrated the ability to speak excellent English with English-speaking delegates.

  • At its best, cinema does retain a remarkable ability to speak to people of every age, from every background, and in ways that almost any other art form in popular culture struggles to compete with.

    Art   Struggle   People  
    "A Lord’s Call To Arms: David Puttnam Addresses Edinburgh" by Peter Knegt, www.indiewire.com. June 22, 2009.
  • This is I think a dramatic point for conservatives. They are waking up to the fact that this guy, that Donald Trump has an ability to speak to people who they thought were theirs ideologically, people who they thought were a part of their team.

    Team   Thinking   People  
    Source: www.msnbc.com
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