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Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
Many a treasure besides Ali Baba's is unlocked with a verbal key.
Henry Van Dyke
Comedy is a group activity, a verbal orgy.
A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'
Beyond basic mathematical aptitude, the difference between good programmers and great programmers is verbal ability.
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
W. H. Auden
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
W. H. Auden
I love being verbal in films.
There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy.
To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.
But the gravest difficulty, and perhaps the most important, in poetry meant solely for recitation, is the difficulty of achieving verbal beauty, or rather of making verbal beauty tell.
All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
If you have any opinions at all or if you're even remotely verbal then they're going to call you fiery.
Mr. Bean is at his best when he is not using words, but I am equally at home in both verbal and nonverbal expression.
I have experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from men, but I have also experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from women, usually when I failed to respond to their advances.
Rap is only one end of a whole spectrum of verbal play and virtuosity. Rap is geared for aural pleasure.
'Constitutional' is just a real pip of a word. Positively rolls off the tongue. In fact, it's downright fun to say. 'Con-stit-too-shun-al.' It's the verbal equivalent of skipping down the street with an ice cream cone in your hand. It's like a semantic bag of Lays potato chips. You simply can't just say it once.
My mother was a terrific force in my life. Wartime-generation woman, hadn't gone to university but should have done. Was very funny, very verbal, very clever, very witty.
I don't think so much about verbal comedy. I always think about visual comedy. I was raised watching silents, and I'm always thinking about how to make cinema, not good talking - although I want good talking. I'm much more interested in framing, composition, and orchestration of bodies in space, and so forth.
Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole, and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such.
Kenneth L. Pike
I like to have books around to give me ideas-to get the verbal part of my brain to start working.
I grew up as an only child. My parents weren't great conversationalists. We had a quiet house. I'm not very verbal.
Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.
However one might pray - in any verbal way or completely without words - is unimportant to God. What matters is the heart's intent.
I had some wonderful dreaming meetings. I can't tell you specifically what they've been in the recent months. In the past they've been verbal kinds of messages that he needed to give me. Now they're more dreams of his presence.
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