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During the presidential primaries of 1940, I received a request from the Democratic National Committee to sing God Bless America before the speeches.
I hate politics and what are considered their appropriate measures. I hate notoriety, public meetings, public speeches, caucuses and everything that I know of which is apparently the necessary incident of politics - except doing public work to the best of my ability.
Several speeches were made by the chiefs during the council, all expressive in the highest degree of their friendly disposition towards our government, and their conduct in every particular manifested the sincerity of their declarations.
William Henry Ashley
In talking to you I feel very much more at ease than my colleagues who gave the speeches during the banquet.
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work.
The only place you see a free market is in the speeches of politicians.
I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company, as so many people who leave public life do.
Hey, I'm not a politician. I'm a ham. I love to give speeches.
I know they are all environmentalists. I heard a lot of my speeches recycled.
I can't go to bed if I haven't done my diary. I always record them just as I've always recorded all my interviews and speeches.
'The Chicken Soup for the Soul' books are the result of over 20 years of teaching seminars and giving speeches. The first book contains all of the stories that I used in my seminars to illustrate the points that I wanted to make.
I'm a very good thinker, but I sometimes grab the wrong word. I say something I didn't think through adequately. I mean, I don't type my speeches, then sit up there and read them off the teleprompter, you know. I wing it.
I've probably given more speeches, been on TV more than any other member of the Court - or almost any other member of the Court.
The best discussion of trouble in boardroom and business office is found in newspapers' own financial pages and speeches by journalists in management jobs.
Making clever speeches takes a lot of work and a lot of time.
That has always seemed to me one of the stranger aspects of literary fame: you prove your competence as a writer and an inventor of stories, and then people clamour for you to make speeches and tell them what you think about the world.
J. M. Coetzee
I do all my speeches in pictures. If I wrote words, I'd get locked in on them.
Humans have changed little over time. We think we've invented the modern world but they were making better speeches 2,000 years ago and grappling with issues of empire and terrorism.
Between speeches and awards, you can find something to do every other week. It's hard to write. Your focus gets splintered. Once you put one thing in your calendar, that month is gone.
I contracted malaria in rural Mozambique. I was a youth ambassador for Australia. For a year after high school, you give positive speeches about Australia and as part of it I traveled to lots of different countries.
Like many of my friends and colleagues, I can't get enough of Obama news; latest polling, speeches, visits, reaction of world leaders.
When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.
In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane, and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do. They even do little speeches before you play gigs.
I'd like to continue being involved with issues that animated my time as attorney general - criminal-justice reform and civil rights especially. I don't just want to give speeches; I'd like to involve myself in this work in a systematic way.
John F. Kennedy
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