Mind you, the Elizabethans had so..

Mind you, the Elizabethans had so many words for the female genitals that it is quite hard to speak a sentence of modern English without inadvertently mentioning at least three of them.

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The properties of people and the properties of character have almost nothing to do with each other. They really don't. I know it seems like they do because we look alike, but people don't speak in dialogue. Their lives don't unfold in a series of scenes that form a narrative arc.
Alike
Almost
Almost Nothing
Arc
Because
Character
Dialogue
Each
Form
Know
Like
Lives
Look
Narrative
I am uncomfortable talking about the things that I write. It seems unseemly to me. I have no problem at all when I see anybody else talking about the same project, but I feel my work should speak for itself.
About
Am
Anybody
Anybody Else
Else
Feel
I Am
I Feel
I See
I Write
Itself
Me
No Problem
Problem
In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death... these are things that unite us all.
About
Against
Common
Death
Desire
Know
Necessity
Order
Rains
Reality
Sea
Speak
Struggle
Things
As a lifelong Democrat, I never thought I'd lead an effort to defend the symbol of the Republican Party. But when I saw the cruelty that Ringling inflicts on elephants every day across the country, I had to speak up.
Across
Country
Cruelty
Day
Defend
Democrat
Effort
Elephants
Every
Every Day
Had
Lead
Lifelong
Never
I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.
Forget
Know
Speak
Those
Who
Willingly
I consider myself a pretty good conversationalist, but you wind up being downgraded to idiot status when you don't speak the language!
Being
Consider
Good
Idiot
Language
Myself
Pretty
Pretty Good
Speak
Status
Up
Wind
You
There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.
Brain
Female
Female Mind
Liver
Mind
Organ
Sex
Speak
Well
I do not speak through my characters; it's not a ventriloquist act.
Act
Characters
Speak
Through
Ventriloquist
Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
Aloud
Books
Future
Hear
Higher
Men
Only
Speak
Stature
Times
Writers speak stench.
Speak
Writers
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
Deal
Discretion
Eloquence
Good
Good Words
Him
More
Order
Speak
Speech
Than
Whom
Words
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
According
Act
Custom
Generally
Ingrained
Learning
Opinions
People
Speak
Think
If I were a woman, I'd simply refuse to speak to any man or do anything for men until I'd got the vote.
Any
Anything
Got
Man
Men
Refuse
Simply
Speak
Until
Vote
Were
Woman
I speak English and Spanish. I write in Spanish; my books are published in English.
Books
English
I Write
Published
Spanish
Speak
Write
One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
About
Anything
Earth
Ecstasy
Enthusiasm
Fire
May
Oneself
Only
Speak
Speaks
When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
Decorum
Dignity
Free
Free men
Men
Only
Out
Repression
Speak
When we're upset, our vocal cords tighten and we can't speak. And when I lie - well, I can't lie, because the same thing happens - everyone who knows me knows that when I start squeaking, I've started lying.
Because
Cords
Everyone
Happens
Knows
Lie
Lying
Me
Our
Same
Same thing
Speak
Start
Started
Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
Desire
Me
Meet
Passing
Should
Speak
Stranger
Why
You
Baboons take a bit of getting to know but, apparently, once you break the ice, so to speak, they are complex and interesting creatures with elaborate societies.
Apparently
Bit
Break
Complex
Creatures
Elaborate
Getting
Ice
Interesting
Know
Once
Societies
Speak
Take
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
Contrition
Deep
Eloquently
Grief
Love
Mark
More
Overwhelming
Power
Sacredness
Speak
Tears
Ten
Than
The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
Dead
Living
Might
Old
Speak
Try
Well
Young
Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
Human
Human mind
Known
Mind
Original
Outlet
People
Place
Poetry
Private
Public
Say
Speak
Where
Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak, in criticism, of form.
Coherence
Criticism
Dramatic
Experience
Form
Indicate
Kind
Logical
May
Speak
Subdued
Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
Always
Avoid
Base
Man
Mind
Ready
Speak
Will
You
Your
To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful.
Although
Beautiful
Born
Know
Labor
Must
School
Speak
Woman
Women
You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words.
Actions
Contradict
May
Must
Never
Speak
Think
Thoughts
Woman
Words
You
Your
There is one crucial rule that must be followed in all creative meetings. Never speak first. At least at the start, your job is to shut up.
Creative
Crucial
First
Followed
Job
Least
Meetings
Must
Never
Rule
Shut
Shut up
Speak
Start
Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows: they take breath but are not alive.
Alive
Although
Breath
Come
Come and go
Day
Go
Ill
Life
Like
Smith
Speak
Spiritual
Spiritual life
Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find you.
Find
He
Him
Man
Speak
You
If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.
Grain
Grow
Look
Me
Say
Seeds
Speak
Then
Time
Unto
Which
Will
You
Speak low, if you speak love.
Love
Low
Speak
You
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Few
Listen
Many
Speak
Jimmy Baldwin was the creator of contemporary American speech even before Americans could dig that. He created it so we could speak to each other at unimaginable intensities of feeling, so we could make sense to each other at yet higher and higher tempos.
American
American
Before
Contemporary
Could
Created
Creator
Dig
Each
Even
Feeling
He
Higher
Jimmy
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Also
Courage
Down
Listen
Sit
Speak
Stand
Stand up
Takes
Up
A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure.
Cannot
Endure
Long
May
Men
Minds
Society
Speak
State
Where
Until the age of five, my parents spoke to me in Chinese or a combination of Chinese and English, but they didn't force me to speak Mandarin. In retrospect, this was sad, because they believed that my chance of doing well in America hinged on my fluency in English. Later, as an adult, I wanted to learn Chinese.
Adult
Age
America
Because
Believed
Chance
Chinese
Combination
Doing
English
Five
Fluency
Force
Later
I cannot speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry. At that point, life itself takes over again.
About
Again
Cannot
Hour
Itself
Life
More
Over
Poetry
Point
Speak
Takes
Than
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
Just
Learn
Love
Loving
Run
Running
Same
Speak
Speaking
Study
Studying
To love
Way
Work
Thought is more than a right - it is the very breath of man. Whoever fetters thought attacks man himself. To speak, to write, to publish, are things, so far as the right is concerned, absolutely identical. They are the ever-enlarging circles of intelligence in action; they are the sonorous waves of thought.
Absolutely
Action
Attacks
Breath
Circles
Concerned
Far
Himself
Identical
Intelligence
Man
More
Publish
Right
Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.
Believe
Could
Daughter
Death
Faith
Future
Future life
Great
Grief
Heart
How
I believe
I believe in
Life
In general, questions are fine; you can always seize upon the parts of them that interest you and concentrate on answering those. And one has to remember when answering questions that asking questions isn't easy either, and for someone who's quite shy to stand up in an audience to speak takes some courage.
Always
Answering
Asking
Asking questions
Audience
Concentrate
Courage
Easy
Either
Fine
General
Interest
Parts
Questions
Artists have a responsibility to speak and to act when governments fail, and if we don't do that, we really deserve the world we get.
Act
Artists
Deserve
Fail
Get
Governments
Really
Responsibility
Speak
World
I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.
Author
Child
Distinguished
Genius
I think
I write
Like
Speak
Think
Write
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
Always
Cannot
Oblige
Speak
We cannot
There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration.
Admiration
Apparent
Artists
Beauty
Because
Cannot
Conscientious
Desire
Kinds
Make
Others
Own
Silent
Speak
I belong to a specific category of writers, those who speak and write in a language different from that of their parents.
Belong
Different
Language
Parents
Speak
Specific
Those
Who
Write
Writers
We do not have many intellectuals who can speak out for us internationally. We have no writers who are recognized, respected and loved outside the Arab world.
Arab
Arab world
Intellectuals
Internationally
Loved
Many
Out
Outside
Recognized
Respected
Speak
Us
Who
World
We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side.
Able
Aggression
Agree
Calmly
Dialogue
Engage
Enter
Era
Fear
Must
New
New world
Only
Other
I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.
Admit
Even
Even now
Fallen
I love
Joy
Love
Loved
Must
Now
Sing
Speak
Them
Words
It seems to me that since I've had children, I've grown richer and deeper. They may have slowed down my writing for a while, but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from.
Children
Deeper
Did
Down
Grown
Had
May
Me
More
Richer
Seems
Self
Since
Speak