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Analysis of a Speech by Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon is an American writer who focuses on politics, psychology and culture. He has written for The New York Times and The New Yorker among others. His book The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression won the 2001 National Book … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 244) – Nikola Tesla

“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 243) – Ibn Battuta

“Traveling—it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibn Battuta (أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة)

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 240) – Howard Thurman

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 239) – Maya Angelou

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” — Maya Angelou

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John Oliver on Quotations

Regular readers of this blog know that I am a big fan of quotes. I have a running series of them which, as of the writing of this post, is more than 230. From Mark Twain (the first quote in the series) … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 204) – Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 203) – Daniel Gilbert

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” — Daniel Gilbert Photo courtesy of Daniel Gilbert

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 198) – Robert McKee

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.” — Robert McKee Photo courtesy of John Hyams

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 196) – Ira Glass

“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” — Ira Glass Photo courtesy of Brighterorange / Wikimedia Commons

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 194) – Mary Catherine Bateson

“The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.” — Mary Catherine Bateson‎ Photo courtesy of Festival della Scienza / Flickr

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 191) – Fawzia Koofi

“If something comes from your heart, it will reach the heart of your audience.” — فوزیه کوفی (Fawzia Koofi)‎ Photo courtesy of TEDx Place des Nations / Flickr

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