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Great speeches are made by great orators and great orators are almost always great people! It’s the words that come out of your mouth and the way you showcase them that helps determine how good a speaker you are. The words that come out of your mouth also help people build impressions on the kind of person you are. This makes it that much more important to watch the words that come out of your mouth. Go ahead and read on to find for yourself famous speech quotations and sayings.

Antonin Scalia

Words have meaning. And their meaning doesn't change.

Robert Browning

Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?

Billie Eilish

Words are more powerful than some noises. Noises won't last long. Lyrics are so important, and people don't realise that.

Robin Williams

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Alan Turing

I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.

Jeff Bridges

Words fall short sometimes.

Toni Morrison

When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.

Audre Lorde

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.

Charles Baudelaire

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.

Caitlyn Jenner

It caused more problems as a young kid, because the simple process of perceiving words on a piece of paper was hard for me. Many people think dyslexic people see things backwards. They don't see things backwards.

Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

Vladimir Nabokov

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

The sweetest two words are 'next time.' The sourest word is 'if.'

Ronald Reagan

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.


Words are like weapons; they wound sometimes.

Charlie Chaplin

Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.

Stephen Colbert

If you don't give power to the words that people throw at you to hurt you, they don't hurt you anymore. And you actually have power over those people.

Lord Byron

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

Elbert Hubbard

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.

Carrie Fisher

Two of the saddest words in the English language are, 'What party?' And L.A. is the 'What party?' capital of the world.

Richard Attenborough

In other words, if you - the cost of promoting movies, the advertising and promotion of a movie, the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie.


I would run into the corner store, the bodega, and just grab a paper bag or buy juice - anything just to get a paper bag. And I'd write the words on the paper bag and stuff these ideas in my pocket until I got back. Then I would transfer them into the notebook.

Saoirse Ronan

The written word can be powerful and beautiful - but films transport us to another place in a way that even the most evocative words never can.

Robert Frost

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Merrick Garland

As my parents taught me, by both words and deeds, a life of public services is as much a gift to the person who serves as it is to those he's serving.

Edgar Allan Poe

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.

Jon Voight

Everyone's unique; no one's ever alike. But my son has the same good cheer as my father. He's capable of making a room happy with a few words.

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.

John Maynard Keynes

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.

Robert Frost

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Emo Philips

Always remember the last words of my grandfather, who said: 'A truck!'

George Carlin

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.

Jane Fonda

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.

Matthew Perry

My favorite six words in recovery are: trust God, clean house, and help others.

Edgar Allan Poe

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

Elie Wiesel

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.


A picture is a poem without words.

Terri Guillemets

If I had to sum up Friendship in one word, it would be Comfort.


I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.

Life Dancing
Stellan Skarsgard

Any society that starts forbidding certain words or expressions is a society you should be wary about, whether it's the KGB or social consensus that enforces it.

Pat Morita

I began in an era where four-letter words were not allowed.

You use words like 'introvert' and 'extrovert,' various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from.

Joaquin Phoenix

It's hard for me to put my feelings into words.

I'm less interested in how people are following each other and more interested in how they are following topics and tweets themselves. People are following more key words and concepts and more ideas and acting on those rather than individuals or organizations.


False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

Thomas Hobbes

Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools.

Juice Wrld

Words have a lot of power.

Why a musician loves playing jazz or classical music or what makes them happy, and why an artist likes to paint - it's so hard to actually put into words what that feeling is of joy that we get, but that is what I get: a feeling of joy when the camera is rolling, even if I'm doing something that is not joyous.

Kendall Jenner

My dad is my everything. He always had the craziest speeches for Kylie and me growing up, good words to live by.

C. S. Lewis

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.

Bill Watterson

Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.

Malcolm De Chazal

Our expression and our words never coincide, which is why the animals don't understand us.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

Tony Blair

Choice dependent on wealth; those are the Tory words.

Thomas Mann

I love and reverence the Word, the bearer of the spirit, the tool and gleaming ploughshare of progress.

Franklin P. Jones

Love doesn't make the word go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Candace Owens

You can still say whatever you want to say on social media, but you have to be willing to stand by your words.

Media Social Media
Mukesh Ambani

I generally think that I should only speak by action and not by words.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men.

George H. W. Bush

I am not one who - who flamboyantly believes in throwing a lot of words around.

Alan Rickman

Each character I play has different dimensions. I'm not interested in words that pull them together.

Character Play Togetherness
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.

Thomas Mann

For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.

Kenneth Branagh

Being Irish, I always had this love of words.

Brandon Lee

A fight can express things people might not be able to say with words.

Lao Tzu

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.

Helen Rowland

A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.

David Bowie

There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It's always been my way of expressing what, for me, is inexpressible by any other means.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Music comes to me more readily than words.

John Ruskin

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We have the oldest written constitution still in force in the world, and it starts out with three words, 'We, the people.'

John Adams

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.

James Madison

Philosophy is common sense with big words.

William Morris

It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.

John Dryden

Words are but pictures of our thoughts.

Wallace Stevens

In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.

Drew Barrymore

A few years ago, I bought an old red bicycle with the words Free Spirit written across its side - which is exactly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a tie-dyed dress.

Emma Watson

Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words. I don't know what she's going on about half the time!

Viggo Mortensen

I don't like the 'must', the 'always', and the 'never' words. I don't like 'no' either.

Eleanor Roosevelt

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

George Carlin

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

Jordan Peterson

It's very hard to find your own words - and you don't actually exist until you have your own words.

I have a mess in my head sometimes, and there's something very satisfying about putting it into words. Certainly it's not something that you're in charge of, necessarily, but writing about it, putting it into your words, can be a very powerful experience.

Gautama Buddha

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

Good Religion
Roger Ailes

The reality is, to watch Jon Stewart, you already have to have watched the news. In other words, it's not funny if he does a joke about John McCain and they don't know who John McCain is.

Douglas MacArthur

Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.

Joseph Conrad

Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.

Blaise Pascal

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.

Paulo Coelho

I cry very easily. It can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset - tears are words waiting to be written.

Samuel Johnson

One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.

Robert Pattinson

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

Bill Clinton

We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons.

Carrie Fisher

I did the traditional thing with falling in love with words, reading books and underlining lines I liked and words I didn't know. It was something I always did.

Tina Turner

This is what I want in heaven... words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.

Chester Bennington

For me, you say the words 'concept record,' and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something.

Alicia Vikander

In 'A Royal Affair' I had to learn to act like a queen and learned Danish. It's so much different to act in another language. It's the nuances in the words.

T. S. Eliot

So the lover must struggle for words.

Toni Morrison

You marvel at the economy and this choice of words. How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath, what can you say?