Friday, October 09, 2009

random quotes

I heard this quote today:

"All epoch-making revolutionary events have been produced not by the written but by the spoken word."

Is it true?

How about this one?:

"Three things matter in a speech: who says it, how they say it, and what they say. . .in that order"


Lhone said...

the first one: of course it is inspired by the spoken word. Until recently, people couldn't read on a world wide basis. They had to say stuff.

The second quote: michael scott would say that is true! He keeps talking about how comedians like Chris Rock can't have their material stolen, because it just isn't the same coming from someone else.

Karen said...

I'm particularly influenced by WHO says a certain movie is a "good movie"---one that "I" would like. If one of my sons says it, I can deifinitely BELIEVE him and safely go to that show. (same with my daughter or one of my sisters...) However, I have found that I can't very well accept the recommendation from lots of OTHERS.
So in that case, it matters to me WHO says it.

But this morning I saw a quote on a blog from Kamber's friend Jeni (in Alabama) and she said it was by "Elder Hubbard." I have no idea WHO he is, but I felt that the quote was VERY true, so I used it today in a little talk at church. It says:
"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"
So see--sometimes it really matters to me who says something, and sometimes it DOESN'T! (love, Mom)