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The big talent is persistence. - Octavia E Butler

Speech is the small change of silence. - George Meredith

What is reading, but silent conversation. - Walter Savage Landor

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Francis Bacon

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. - Norman R Augustine

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech. - Clifton Fadiman

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. - Larry Wall

A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech. - Plutarch

The English winter - ending in July, to recommence in August. - Lord Byron

Talent is a loan from God for the relief of man's estate. - Jelal Ad-Din

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together. - Max Eastman

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language. - Gail Godwin

Out of suffering comes creativity. You cannot spell painting without pain. - John Lithgow

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. - Francis Bacon

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it. - Bill Bernbach

There's nothing like an English weirdo. We have the best nutters in the world. - Sharon Osbourne

Actions, looks, words and steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character. - Johann Kasper Lavater

Everyone has a talent. What's rare is to follow it to the dark places where it leads. - Erica Jong

We are about creating a new wave of talent. We are the Manchester United of kitchens now. - Gordon Ramsay

I never made a mistake in grammar but once in my life, and as soon as I done it. I seen it. - Carl Sandburg

Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. - Sydney Smith

Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny. - Guy Davenport

It's not uncommon to see kids on the school bus reading books and doing homework on the bus. - Anthony Amero

Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own. - Charles Scribner

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. - Franklin P Jones

Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world. - Noam Chomsky

I fell asleep reading a dull book, and I dreamed that I was reading on, so I awoke from sheer boredom. - Heinrich Neine

Reading a good book in silence is like eating chocolate for the rest of your life and never getting fat. - Becca Fitzpatrick

I was a huge bookworm as a kid, and you could usually find me reading something with a dragon on its cover. - Julie Kagawa

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face. - Rodney Dangerfield

Isn't it a very curious thing that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland an' the English brought in the fleas. - Frank McCourt

I took a course in speed reading. Then I got Reader's Digest on microfilm. By the time I got the machine set up, I was done. - Steven Wright

The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. - Deepak Chopra

You do not determine a man's greatness by his talent or wealth, as the world does, but rather by what it takes to discourage him. - Jerry Falwell

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right. - Kirk Douglas

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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