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Category Archives: Humour
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Sir Winston Churchill
“A good speech is like a beautiful dress: long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to keep it interesting.” — Source unknown; often attributed to Winston Churchill Photo courtesy of igorjan / Flickr
I just finished watching, for the second time, Comedian, a terrific documentary about the efforts of Jerry Seinfeld to get back into stand-up comedy after a decade of starring in one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld. … Continue reading
“The finest language is mostly made up of simple, unimposing words.” — George Eliot
Here’s a great story. Eleven-year-old Tyler Sullivan from Minnesota skipped school last week to go with his father to see President Obama deliver a speech at a local plant. After the speech, Tyler met Obama. The President realized that Tyler was … Continue reading
His speeches to an hourglass, Do some resemblance show, Because the longer time they run, The shallower they grow. – Author Unknown Photo courtesy of Michael Himbault / Riebart on Flickr
“Some people have a way with words and other people … uh … not have way.” — Steve Martin Photo courtesy of Joella Marano
Here’s a clever video that rings true on many levels. And, as is so often the case with humour, there are lessons to be learned. See how many you can spot. Enjoy! For some great insights into what we can … Continue reading
“He is one of those orators of whom it is well said, ‘Before they get up, they do not know what they are going to say; when they are speaking, they do not know what they are saying; and when … Continue reading
“You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” — John Ford
“I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.” — George Bernard Shaw
“Just as the orator marks his good things by a dramatic pause, or by raising or lowering his voice, or by gesture, so the writer marks his epigrams with italics, setting the little gem, so to speak, like a jeweller.” … Continue reading