Action Speaking Quotes


But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure. George P. Baker

Now that Stevenson is dead I can think of but one English- speaking author who is really keeping his self-respect and sticking forperfection. Of course I refer to that mighty master of language and keen student of human actions and motives, Henry James. Willa Cather

Tunstell, this is your Alpha speaking. Do as I tell you. You must regurgitate now. Regurgitation is an involuntary action. You cannot simply order me to do it," replied Tunstell in a small voice. "I most certainly can. Besides which, you are an actor." Tunstell grimaced. "I've never had cause to vomit onstage. Gail Carriger

All men naturally desire knowledge. An indication of this is our esteem for the senses; for apart from their use we esteem them for their own sake, and most of all the sense of sight. Not only with a view to action, but even when no action is contemplated, we prefer sight, generally speaking, to all the other senses. The reason of this is that of all the senses sight best helps us to know things, and reveals many distinctions. Aristotle

Revenge is the thinking man's reflex, a complex blend of action and consistency no other animal species has so far succeeded in evolving. Evolutionary speaking, the practice of taking revenge has shown itself to the so effective that only the most vengeful of us have survived. Jo Nesbo

But you'll notice, you will notice that Russia and China, invariably at the United Nations, move to block American action, to repress or hem in or punish other kinds of outlaw. Who stands behind Mugabi at the United Nations? Russia and China do. Who tried successfully to prevent the United Nations from speaking with one voice on its most signal violation of its resolutions, Iraq? Russia and China, again. North Korea the same. Burma the same. Christopher Hitchens

You can express a lot of things, a lot of action without speaking. Catherine Deneuve

People confound, misuse, interchange thinking and speaking, not realizing that speaking is for communication and thinking is for action... Moshe Feldenkrais

What I love in working on film is just working with actors. It's one thing to write scenes alone over a keyboard and to imagine the actions and reactions in your head, but it's a completely other thing to hear actors speaking your words, to see their bodies bringing the fullness of emotion, need, desire and pain to life right in front of you. It's amazing. Dee Rees

We need a fundamental change of mindset with regards to the way we speak and behave about sex and sexuality. Boys and men have a particularly critical role in this regard, changing the chauvinist and demeaning ways sexuality and women were traditionally dealt with in both our actions and speaking. Nelson Mandela

I am plain-speaking out of both sides of my mouth. Mason Cooley

I could have spoken from Rhode Island where I have been staying ... But I felt that, in speaking from the house of Lincoln, of Jackson, and of Wilson, my words would better convey both the sadness I feel in the action I was compelled today to make and the firmness with which I intend to pursue this course until the orders of the federal court at Little Rock can be executed without unlawful interference." (On sending troops to enforce integration in Little Rock AR High School) Dwight D Eisenhower

The expression "from above" is for us only a way of speaking. Many receive from above the command for action - we call it intuition. Sri Aurobindo

Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent. Dionysius I of Syracuse

But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure. George Pierce Baker

All the great speakers were bad speakers at first. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let's acknowledge the difference between speaking up with intention and speaking up for attention. Monica Lewinsky

Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. Evan Esar

Happily for me, ninety-nine percent of all human life is spent simply repeating the same old actions, speaking the same tired cliches, moving like a zombie through the same steps of the dance we plodded through yesterday and the day before and the day before. It seems horribly dull and pointless-but it really makes a great deal of sense. After all, if you only have to follow the same path every day, you don't need to think at all. Considering how good humans are at any mental process more complicated than chewing, isn't that the best for everybody? Jeff Lindsay

From thinking proceeds speaking; thence to acting is often but a single step. But how irrevocable and tremendous! George Washington



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