Spoke Quotes

For as it is written in the book of the Prophets: 'And the angel that spoke in me said to me...' He does not say 'Spoke to me' but 'Spoke in me'...

My parents were both storytellers. They always spoke with metaphorical richness.

Then in that hour of deliverance my heart spoke. Does not such a country and such defenders of their country deserve a song?

Momo listened to everyone and everything - even to the rain and the wind and the pine trees - and all of them spoke to her after their own fashion.

He spoke with more eloquence than wisdom.

I actually spoke in an African-American church yesterday.

The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.

What would happen if we spoke the truth?

I spoke to ears that refused to hear.

He [Castro] is a genius. We spoke about everything.

I love theater. Just it never spoke to me.

I found my life's calling when you spoke my name.

Home is a word stronger than a magician ever spoke.

I thought of the future and spoke of the past.

From 1 till 7 when we moved to England I spoke only Portuguese.

I never spoke about politics with the exception of Election Night.

My best Acquaintances are those With Whom I spoke no Word

Not everyone who spoke you friendly was really your friend." - Arya

He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.

Nelson Mandela also spoke about how as a human being he's made mistakes.

And I spoke out on women's rights like equal pay for equal work

Pious people spoke to God and crazy people imagined that God spoke back.

You will die but the words you speak or spoke will live forever.

The talking oak To the ancient spoke. But any tree Will talk to me.

I wanted to create an album that spoke all the musical languages I loved.

Gracious to all to none subservient Without offense he spoke the word he meant

She spoke perfect English which led to considerable trouble. She couldn't understand us at all.

But the words she spoke of Mrs Harris lambs could not forgive ... nor worms forget.

Under the tropic is our language spoke And part of Flanders hath receiv'd our yoke.

Of the authors published under Ballantine's Adult Fantasy logo only Evangeline Walton 'spoke' to me.

To me the Yiddish language and the conduct of those who spoke it are identical.

He could hardly read or write but his heart spoke the language of the good

They spoke truth and a lot of people listened.... that voice Kurt we miss you.

Well I like how people talk. I like language. You know Linda Richman spoke in Yiddish.

If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly we would be at peace with the world.

Chanu spoke loudly he weighed his words like gold and threw them about like a fool.

Jesus ... associated with the outcasts; he spoke with them touched them ate with them loved them.

The first time I spoke to a group this large was at my college commencement in 1969.

I was the first candidate to come out against this war spoke at every anti-war march.

Everyone spoke of an information overload but what there was in fact was a non-information overload.

Einstein ... always spoke to me of Rutherford in the highest terms calling him a second Newton.

Even after facing jail Martin Luther King Jr. courageously and boldly spoke out against racial inequality.

I wish that I spoke more languages because I think each language is a window completely.

It's because Jesus spoke so frequently about hell that the church should take the concept seriously.

Paul spoke about the root of faith (Eph 2:8). James spoke about the fruit of faith (Jm 2:17-18).

When I was under house arrest it was the BBC that spoke to me - I listened.

The swifter hand doth the swift words outrun: Before the tongue hath spoke the hand hath done.

The watch-dog's voice that bay'd the whispering wind And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.

I was an intimate sort of child who never spoke up in groups. I preferred close friends.

I got all A's and was hated for it; I spoke correctly and was called a punk.

When you first entered the restaurant I thought you were handsome... and then of course you spoke.

If a cat spoke it would say things like 'Hey I don't see the problem here.'

A low purring rumble reverberated in his chest his voice tight when he spoke. "Ah hell You're naked.

Even from a distance their eyes conveyed the strength of their souls. And their eyes spoke of death.

I watched 'Rocky' and 'Raging Bull' and 'Taxi Driver' over and over again. They spoke to you man.

C'mon Amory. Your romance is overYou don't know how true you spoke. No idea. 'At's the whole trouble

The women that I picked spoke sweet and low And yet gave tongue. "Hound voices" were they all.

Once on the streets of New York a woman called the police because her child spoke to me.

when I spoke of having a drink it was a euphemism for having a whole flock of them.

The lie took form as she spoke pulling on as many strands of truth as it could reach.

Kids will remember less what we did for them and more how we spoke and reacted to them.

Elvis Presley's music never meant anything to me. Mambo was the music I loved - it spoke to me.

To this day good English usually means the English wealthy and powerful people spoke a generation or two ago.

It's so nice to be a spoke in the wheel one that helps to turn not one that hinders.

Stains tell a story Zac said waving his arms as he spoke. My car is full of random stains.

Jesus spoke in such a way that the people loved the things of God. That's why they followed him.

The Buddha over and over again spoke clearly and definitely on post-mortem states - as in his conversation with Vasetta.

Welsh is an actual currently used language and our next-door neighbors Angela and Gaenor spoke it. It sounds like Wizard.

They spoke very little of their mutual feeling; pretty phrases and warm expressions being probably unnecessary between such tried friends.

Bonkers is kind of a combination of Jerry Lewis and Harpo Marx which is very strange because Harpo never spoke!

What they say about footballers being ignorant is rubbish. I spoke to a couple yesterday and they are quite intelligent.

You have never tasted freedom friend " Dienekes spoke "or you would know it is purchased not with gold but steel.

You spoke the truth Percy Jackson. You are nothing like... like Hercules. I am honored that you carry this sword.

Drunk Jane spoke as though she were Nancy Drew. I was a fool for a girl with a dainty lexicon.

A Mark that spoke of loss was still a Mark a remembrance. You could not lose something you never had.

Because as we are toldâ??a sad old joke tooâ?? Ghosts like the ladies never speak till spoke to.

When a man tells me God hath spoken in a dream I know he dreamt that God spoke to him.

I loved the theatre-my dad gave me many plays and books to read. The dramatic form just spoke to me.

Even as a child I had a strong relationship with yearning and desire. And loss. Those things spoke to me.

I had an amazing instructor Joseph Gotto who as a painter spoke to me as it - he didn't condescend.

If nobody spoke unless he had something to say the human race would very soon lose the use of speech.

Time for us began to be measured by moments when we spoke and moments when we longed to speak again.

The church ... is not just to bandage the victims under the wheel but to put a spoke in the wheel itself.

I on the other side Us'd no ambition to commend my deeds; The deeds themselves though mute spoke loud the doer.

Jem spoke with enormous care; talking to Will about anything personal was like trying not to startle away a wild animal.

The last words Albus Dumbledore spoke to the pair of us?' Harry is the best hope we have. Trust him.

Anyone who ever spoke to me would know I would never say the words 'get hitched' nxt time do ur research.

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

I was never one to begrudge people their memories. From a child I would listen when they spoke of the past.

He spoke in telegram-as if every word he used cost five bucks and he only had a twenty in his wallet.

My father spoke with his hands. He was deaf. His voice was in his hands. And his hands contained his memories.

My mom used to call me a parrot because the way I spoke would change in every country we'd go to.

Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart his mind. That's what I want to do.

He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke.

Apart from the resurrection of Jesus the eschatological orientation of the church appears as the spoke of a wheel without a hub.

Good people all with one accord Lament for Madam Blaize Who never wanted a good word From those who spoke her praise.

The theory of the teacher with all these immigrant kids was that if you spoke English loudly enough they would eventually understand.

When Jane and I spoke out people thought What ungrateful children those two kids are to be that nasty about their father.

The economic part is the one that came out first because there were some problems about which the press spoke a lot.

Ferrari never spoke to me again. He was a great man I admit but it was so very easy to upset him.

I don't think in all the years I managed them I ever spoke more than thirty words to Frank and Brooks Robinson.

What have I done?" I whispered. Jill put her arm around me but it was Dimitri who spoke. "What you had to.

Everything comes in circles. [...] The old wheel turns and the same spoke comes up. It's all been done before and will be again.

They chose me for Lawrence of Arabia because I spoke English had black hair black eyes and a moustache. It was all luck.

No matter what Hitler said he spoke with a fine feeling for the particular circle which he addressed. ... He was a great psychologist.

He spoke and loos'd our heart in tears. He laid us as we lay at birth On the cool flowery lap of earth.

For decades our differences with Iran meant that our governments almost never spoke to each other. Ultimately that did not advance America's interests.

In the time of Mrs Thatcher the church to give it its due spoke out and was an enemy of the Conservative government.

Everybody needs to understand that I learned Arabic from the United States Army as a second language. I never spoke it at home.

Then God spoke to me and said: People say only good things about Christmas. If they want to say something bad they whisper.

In the question of peace people spoke up and demonstrated for peace and against the threat of war the threat of atomic war.

And as he spoke I was thinking 'the kind of stories that people turn life into the kind of lives people turn stories into.

I'm a big hip-hop fan since being a kid. It was the first music that spoke to me and made me feel like 'Yeah.

John Paul II spoke to the commoner and to the king to the tyrant and to the democrat in that same language of freedom.

Wouldn't have pegged you for a dancer " he spoke to my mind "Funny I would have pegged you for a stalker " I shot back.

It was always like this. When you spoke the truth they hated you. The more you talked about love the more they hated you.

She blushed and so did he. She greeted him in a faltering voice and he spoke to her without knowing what he was saying.

There is no limit to the vanity of this world. Each spoke in the wheel thinks the whole strength of the wheel depends upon it.

He hardly ever spoke of magic and when he did it was like a history lesson and no one could bear to listen to him.

No reason to get excited ' the thief he kindly spoke There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.

The NYPD was ubiquitous. They were always around Malcolm X. Whenever Malcolm spoke there would be one or two dozen cops all over the place.

That's the sign of a good relationship when you can pick up a phone and it doesn't matter when the last time you spoke was.

¦a cheerful black shadow reared up behind him as he spoke thundering a happy challenge to my Dark Passenger which slid forward and bellowed back.,Jeff Lindsay

President-elect Bush spoke in a forceful and candid manner that it is his passion that all children should have access to a first class education.

Home is a name a word it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke or spirit ever answered to in the strongest conjuration.

Was not this ... what we spoke of as the great advantage of wisdom -- to know what is known and what is unknown to us?

I guess you'd say including the - what I just spoke about the learning that liberalism isn't quite as liberal as it pretends to be.

Deeds are not accomplished in a few days or in a few hours. A century is only a spoke in the wheel of everlasting time.

We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.

The kids growing up in the apartheid era were so restricted and angry - if they spoke out against it they were thrown in jail.

Jesus never spoke of truth in abstraction as something that stands alone. Jesus always spoke of truth in relation to God being revealed through himself.

My first job was with 'Dawson's Creek' where everybody looked good and they spoke better than you. It was kind of a wish fulfillment fantasy-type show.

When I started Cove I spoke to three immigration lawyers who gave me a long checklist of things to do before my company could hire immigrants.

She spoke quietly then the tiniest crack in her voice and all at once Lacey Pemerton was not Lacey Pemberton. She was just"?like a person.

Christianity had ceased to be the creed of the poor. He spoke with pompous exaggeration. Whether man were the best or the worst of created beings.

Thin-lipped wisdom spoke at her from the worn chair hinted at prudence quoted from that book of cowardice whose author apes the name of common sense.

Someone handed me Mexico City Blues in St. Paul [Minnesota] in 1959 and it blew my mind. It was the first poetry that spoke my own language.

In death they all looked the same. This morning they spoke they breathed they kissed their loved ones good-bye. And now they lay dead. Gone forever.

[9/11] was not meant to be argued with. It wasn't part of any negotiation. No message was intended with it. It spoke for itself which is unusual.

High in the heavens I saw the moon this morning Albeit the sun shone bright; Unto my soul it spoke in voice of warning "Remember Night!

It is difficult to know how the Tudors actually spoke because we're going back before Shakespeare; much of the drama from that period is courtly allegorical.

I spoke like a spoke on a wheel as I went around and around without actually saying what I wanted to say. I was love flustered.

Most of the women I spoke to were pushing agendas that they felt connected to - more so than with the male lobbyists I met with.

Cowardice was undoubtedly one of the most terrible vices - thus spoke Yeshua Ha-Nozri. 'No philosopher I disagree with you: it is the most terrible vice!

As they spoke the only thing I could think about was that scene from Julius Caesar where Brutus stabs him in the back. Et tu Eric?

Today we speak but first we spoke; faucets leak but never loke. Today we write but first we wrote; we bite our tongues but never bote.

In my political life I spoke before leftist groups before black activist groups that I disagreed with to explain my position and to support my legislation.

It brought back to mind the injustice I spoke of the solitude that oppresses women intent on defending their own destinies their own dreams their own mistakes.

They spoke less and less between them until at last they were silent altogether as is often the way with travelers approaching the end of a journey.

Everything about her spoke of alternatives and possibilities that if considered too deeply would wreak havoc with the neat plan I had laid out for my life.

I grew up in a very literate very independent household where people spoke their ideas and were very supportive of helping each other find their own way.

You spoke to Nicodemus?' Vivian asked.[Francesca] 'We did.'V: 'And he trusts you?'F: 'As much as one might after a first impression involving hatchets.

Vocal cords are not rental units. No Hebrew prophet nor Mohammed nor any founder of any cult or religion ever spoke the words of anybody but themselves.

I'd go somewhere where no one spoke. I would take a stack of books up to my hips and I'd read nonstop. And I'd be reading naked.

And Death spoke to them "?'" "Sorry " interjected Harry "but Death spoke to them?" "It's a fairy tale Harry!" "Right sorry. Go on.

Look back. Look back at me." Richard Armitage spoke this line in the movie North and South as he watched Miss Hale drive away in a carriage.

As a young man Dickens worked as a reporter in the House of Commons and hated it. He felt that all politicians spoke with the same voice.

I am Oz the Great and Terrible " spoke the Beast in a voice that was one great roar. Who are you and why do you seek me?

I went to Istanbul. I spoke to blind people most of whom had lost their sight suddenly. I asked them to describe the last thing they saw.

I see dancehall reggae and hip-hop as fused together When I was a kid they were the two kinds of music that spoke to me and said 'Move!

i want to stay with you." it was easier to say in the darkness knowing as i spoke my voice would betray me my hopeless addiction to him.

Keats himself spoke about how Shakespeare was capable of erasing himself completely from the characters he had created. As an actor that is what I'm trying to do.

I think Stalin was afraid of Roosevelt. Whenever Roosevelt spoke he sort of watched him with a certain awe. He was afraid of Roosevelt's influence in the world.

I was on the Johnny Carson show I believe 114 or 104 times. And aside from those times on the air I never spoke to him. I never met him

If he touched her he couldn't talk to her if he loved her he couldn't leave if he spoke he couldn't listen if he fought he couldn't win.

But as my voice coach keeps saying if we actually spoke the way they imagine the Elizabethan voice might have been we wouldn't be able to understand it.

Actually we did not have the feelings we said we had until we spoke them--at least I didn't; to phrase them was to invent them and own them.

The monster licked his lips long lines of whiskers twitching and spoke in a deep growl. "Pretty aren't I?" Curran. In midform. I broke from his gaze. "Adorable.

Greek mathematics is the real thing. The Greeks first spoke a language which modern mathematicians can understand... So Greek mathematics is 'permanent' more permanent even than Greek literature.

I spoke in the United States of America and in Canada and other countries already have good results with immigration that it cannot be compared everything to Europe.

When I came to Hollywood I spoke no English - except nobody bullied me. Every day I had nothing to do except training in English to keep talking.

The girl was kind in a special way; when you spoke to her she seemed to stop thinking of whatever she been thinking and listened to you altogether.

President Bush spoke with the Amish. He didn't want to but it was the only group he could find that wasn't upset about the high price of gas.

If I never spoke of hell I should think I had kept back something that was profitable and should look on myself as an accomplice of the devil.

...he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke-the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love.

In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.

I was never allowed to read the popular American children's books of my day because as my mother said the children spoke bad English without the author's knowing it.

One of my Miss America judges called me a "God-clutcher" way back when because I spoke about my faith being an important part of my life during my interview.

She went kind of pink and laughed the kind of laugh you do when you know yo shouldn't be laughing. The kind of laugh that spoke of a conspiracy.

America with the same voice which spoke herself into existence as a nation proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of human nature and the only lawful foundations of government.

If she spoke she would tell him the truth: she was not okay at all but horribly empty now that she knew what it was like to be filled.

Hillary Clinton has not done an interview with me during the campaign season. I spoke to her years ago but not this season...so I don't want to misspeak.

Of all that writ he was the wisest bard who spoke this mighty truth- He that knew all that ever learning writ Knew only this-that he knew nothing yet.

I'm hard pressed to give an example on the spot of a president who explicitly spoke of the vindication of history but I'm confident that there are many such examples.

Joshua didn't say choose you next year whom you will serve; he spoke of "this day " while there is still daylight and before the darkness becomes more and more normal.

I love a little more driving rock and roll vibe and that kind of music has always spoke to me. I guess it just rubs off when I'm writing music.

I then spoke to chancellor (Angela) Merkel of Germany and we agreed that the United States and our European allies will work closely together in the weeks and months ahead.

Neither the mouse nor the boy was the least bit surprised that each could understand the other. Two creatures who shared a love for motorcycles naturally spoke the same language.

It was the eyes. The secret of love was in the eyes. The way one person looked at another the way eyes communicated and spoke when the lips never moved.

I arose and spoke substantially as follows: ... I love the government and the constitution of the United States but I do not love the damned rascals who administer the government.

But like infection is the petty thought: it creeps and hides and wants to be nowhere--until the whole body is decayed and withered by the petty infection... Thus spoke Zarathustra.

Do you remember that in classical times when Cicero had finished speaking the people said "How well he spoke" but when Demosthenes had finished speaking they said "Let us march.

God bless my father but he always spoke in this continental literary accent probably because he was a professor of comparative literature and he made the decision to speak with distinction.

Luther and the Reformation were of fundamental importance to Denmark. We Danes are still Lutherans today. We spoke about him a lot in school and we feel very close to him.

Do you suppose the St. Swithin's furnace-man was my one true love? Since I never spoke to him it seems unlikely but at least it was a passion unscathed by disappointment.

God spoke to Balaam through his ass. I believe God still speaks through asses today. So if God should choose to speak through you you needn't think too highly of yourself.

'Stress' was the catch-all every pamper-pedlar I spoke to used to explain why healthy women feel the need to be regularly patted petted and preened into a state of babyish beatification.

If I spoke Italian I'd be in Italy in a minute. I love the food I love the way people live there. I mean it really is my idea of paradise.

What we talked about will have to remain a secret between him and me. I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and who has my complete trust.

While my friend always spoke about the sun I kept speaking about the clouds until one day I realized that it was the sun that allowed me to see the clouds.

Henry Ford is quoted as saying. "History is more or less bunk." Now if he never spoke those words doesn't that just prove he was right when he didn't say them?

When I was child I never spoke. Teacher used to write remarks on my note book. My mom sent me to a trainer. I started talking and it gave me confidence.

I wish that I spoke more languages. I speak a couple languages but not well enough to really dub myself. French is really the only one and it's a difficult thing.

Well as an artist I think that Elvis's generosity to me he always talked very highly about me he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.

For all Wichtig spoke of trust he trusted no one. For all he spoke of wisdom he learned nothing. Every word he uttered was done so with an eye toward manipulation.

Andy [Griffith] and I spoke on the phone not too long before he died. I told him I loved him and he told me he loved me. He was a wonderful man.

Last year I spoke about Clean India and open defecation it was criticised then but that has been the main point with which the government has touched the lives of the people.

As chairman of the DNC [Keith ] Ellison says he would replicate that kind of turnout on a national scale. But we spoke yesterday about some history that could stand in the way.

When we spoke Gene Wilder had just written a memoir called "Kiss Me Like A Stranger." The title was suggested by his late wife Gilda Radner three weeks before she died in 1989.

Hey I saw this old British movie all the people spoke so different you could hardly understand them. But everyone here speaks American as good as you and me. What's with that?

On the basis of this information it would be possible to argue that if everybody spoke English (or Chinese or Esperanto for that matter) everybody would be at war even more often.

From purest wells of English undefiled None deeper drank than he the New World's Child Who in the language of their farm field spoke The wit and wisdom of New England folk.

The Bob Jones policy on interracial dating I mean I spoke out on interracial dating. I spoke against that. I spoke out against interracial dating. I support the policy of interracial dating.

[Pope Francis] symbolically took the migrant south-north route to the United States by going to Cuidad Juarez on the border with Texas and there he spoke of the human dignity of immigrants.

Zen was a reaction. Just as Buddha came into the world and spoke against the fall of Vedanta so Buddhism lost its essence and became ritual. Zen was a reaction to that.

It's amazing when you get to a certain age and you talk about sleep in the same way you spoke about getting inebriated... I got eight hours last night. It was fantastic!

When she transformed into a butterfly the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.

Spirit" is matter seen in a stronger light. What else did Malebranche mean when he spoke of "seeing all things in God"? Existence is a mystery because the light of it is inexhaustible.

I wonder how it is we have come to this place in our society where art and nature are spoke in terms of what is optional the pastime and concern of the elite?

When she spoke again it was in the thin careful and above all brave voice of someone who has pulled themselves together despite overwhelming odds but might let go again at any moment.

I was put out there as a spokesperson for the new feminist revolution. It was very difficult because I was either too feminist or not feminist enough depending on who you spoke to.

Peppo!" I yelled pulling at my cousin's suspenders"I really don't want to be arrested okay?""Don't worry!" Peppo turned a corner and accelerated as he spoke"I go too fast for police!

The more I do bookstores the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches.

In our family there wasn't anything else besides art. Nothing else in the world existed. My father never spoke about going to a movie or listening to music other than my mother's singing.

I cut myself because you wouldn't let me cry.I cried because you wouldn't let me speak.I spoke because you wouldn't let me shine.I shone because I thought you loved me...

The Word of God spoke into the dry bones. His breath filled them put tendons (repair) and put skin on...Then you will know I am God...When Jesus comes that will happen.

When I spoke I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention and giving the tone to the conversation.

We judge so superficially of things that common words and actions spoke and done in an agreeable manner with some knowledge of what passes in the world often succeed beyond the greatest ability.

Anna spoke not only naturally and intelligently but intelligently and casually without attaching any value to her own thoughts yet giving great value to the thoughts of the one she was talking to.

When I was a medical student in the 1950s we practically never spoke about Alzheimer's disease. And why is that so? And that is because people didn't live long enough to have Alzheimer's disease.

Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged into it. Further hundreds of millions have become involved since I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago.

I went to court-reporting school to study stenotyping. After awhile whenever anybody spoke in my mind my fingers would be punching it out. Even two years after I quit my mind still did that.

[Dennis Mathis] was very sensitive about keeping the unique way that I spoke English - it had a lot of Mexicanisms or Mexican syntax. So you keep it in because it's adding something unique.

While not exactly disgruntled he was far from feeling gruntled. He spoke with a certain what-is-it in his voice and I could see that if not actually disgruntled he was far from being gruntled.

Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the Word with boldness. Even when threatened with punishment he said that he could not help but share the things he had seen and heard.

When I crossed Asia with my friend Peter Fleming we spoke to no one but each other during many months and we covered exactly the same ground. Nevertheless my journey differed completely from his.

I could never muster the courage to speak to girls in my college in Pune. Most of them were Parsis and spoke English. I came from a village and could barely converse in English.

The story about me apocryphal or not is that I could sing before I spoke. My parents went into bedroom one day and there I was standing in the crib singing God Bless America.

When I started there weren't that many kids doing it in the city but the in the wave after me there were a lot of them and they actually never spoke to each other.

In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts and I attended a large number of them. I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms.

That was the change in her from ten years ago; that indeed was her reward this haunting magical sadness which spoke straight to the heart and struck silence; it was the completion of her beauty.

Reading any piece of writing aloud is an acid test particularly when it comes to dialogue. There were writers I'd always admired who suddenly rang false when I spoke their words in our living room.

I had the luck that my parents educated me in three languages. With my mother I spoke Dutch with my father Italian and in the school I learned German. But my host language is Italian.

My mother spoke of Christ to my father by her feminine and childlike virtues and after having borne his violence without a murmur or complaint gained him at the close of his life to Christ.

Ah if only there were two of me she thought one who spoke and the other who listened one who lived and one who watched how I would love myself! I would envy no one.

When he spoke of love it was in the manner of someone who can recite a phrase in a foreign language but has no idea what it means. He only knows that it sounds pretty.

When at the end of the 1960s I became interested in the Nazi era it was a taboo subject in Germany. No one spoke about it anymore no more in my house than anywhere else.

When one told Plistarchus that a notorious railer spoke well of him "I 'll lay my life " said he "somebody hath told him I am dead for he can speak well of no man living.

all that was left to me was certain images and all of them spoke to me of the collapse of a cruel world and the slow construction in its stead of another world equally cruel.

We spoke French at home and I didn't know any English until I went to school. My mother was French and met my father when he visited France as a student on a teaching placement.

There was a disturbance in my heart a voice that spoke there and said I want I want I want! It happened every afternoon and when I tried to suppress it it got even stronger.

America is remarkable don't you think so? When I came to Washington I was twelve years old. I spoke English with an English accent. It was assumed that it would go on in that way.

These bright roofs these steep towers these jewel-lakes these skeins of railroad line - all spoke to her and she answered. She was glad they were there. She belonged to them and they to her.

This was our common ground the secret we shared but never spoke aloud. I should have been with him; she should have left him alone. Shoulda coulda woulda. It's so easy in the past tense.

It Might As Well Be Spring... I used to sing that as a young girl in my voice lessons. Then I picked it up again and it spoke to me in a whole new way.

She spoke and loosened from her bosom the embroidered girdle of many colors into which all her allurements were fashioned. In it was love and int desire which steals the mind even of the wise.

In my address last year I spoke on the issue of gaming. My preference then is my preference now: to keep gaming within its existing contours but to explore a better deal for all Minnesotans.

I went as an observer not a participant for I do not think that I ever spoke. I wanted to understand the issues under discussion evaluate the arguments see the calibre of the men involved.