Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Some quotes about Speeches


“If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.”

- Woodrow Wilson

* * * * *


“The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.”

- George Burns

* * * * *


I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world’s shortest speech. He said “I will be so brief I have already finished,” and he sat down. 

- Edward O. Wilson


* * * * *


“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.” 

- Winston Churchill

* * * * *


“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end, then stop.” 

- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

No comments:

Post a Comment