A Dictionary of Quotations about Communication

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Robert A. Nowlan, Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan
McFarland, Jan 1, 2000 - Reference - 337 pages
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People who are frequently called upon to speak publicly will find here over 6,300 quotes related to the arts of speaking and storytelling. Quotes by and about speakers, as well as those appropriate for inclusion in stories and speeches, are organized into 314 categories, arranged alphabetically from "accent" to "youth." Each quotation includes the authors name, source, and date. Teachers, writers, entertainers, public officials, religious officials, and entertainers, as well as those who just enjoy the art of speaking, will all find a wide selection of quotes for any occasion. Quotes are indexed by author and by key word.

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Contents

Introduction1
1
Accent7
7
Achievement8
8
Actors9
9
Advice10
10
Affectation11
11
Analogy12
12
Angels13
13
Politics184
184
Power185
185
Praycr186
186
Preachers187
187
Preaching188
188
Prejudice189
189
Problems190
190
Pronunciation192
192

Answers14
14
Antiquity15
15
Aphorism16
16
Apology17
17
Apothegms18
18
Argument19
19
Art and Artists21
21
Assumption22
22
Baby and Baby Talk24
24
Bards and Bardolatry25
25
Beauty27
27
Belief28
28
Bible29
29
Boasting30
30
Bon Mots31
31
Books32
32
Boredom and Bores33
33
Boys34
34
Brain35
35
Business36
36
Candor37
37
Children38
38
Civilization39
39
Clarity40
40
Cliche41
41
Comedy42
42
Comparisons43
43
Compliment44
44
Concealment45
45
Confession46
46
Courage48
48
Courtesy49
49
Cruelty50
50
Cursing and Swearing51
51
Cynics and Cynicism52
52
Definition53
53
Devil54
54
Differences55
55
Discussion56
56
Dispute57
57
DoubleEntendre58
58
Exaggeration and Hyperbole68
68
Forensics84
84
Gods88
133
Honor99
146
Metaphor147
147
Mind148
148
Minstrels149
149
Miracles150
150
Monologues151
151
Morality152
152
Mouth153
153
Movies154
154
Music156
156
Mystery157
157
Myth158
158
Mythology160
160
Name161
161
Narration162
162
Nature163
163
News164
164
Nonsense165
165
Nostalgia166
166
Nursery Rhymes167
167
Oath168
168
Observation169
169
Oral Tradition170
170
Oratory and Orators171
171
Parables173
173
Pathos174
174
People175
175
Performance176
176
Philosophy177
177
Platitude178
178
Poetry179
179
Poets181
181
Politicians182
182
Propaganda193
193
Prose194
194
Proverbs195
195
Puns196
196
Quarrels198
198
Questions199
199
Quotations200
200
Radio201
201
Rationalization202
202
Reading203
203
Reason204
204
Religion205
205
Remarks206
206
Repetition207
207
Resolution208
208
Rhyme209
209
Riddles210
210
Romance211
211
Rumor212
212
Sadness213
213
Satire214
214
Sayings215
215
Scandal216
216
Science217
217
Secret218
218
Sentences219
219
Sermons220
220
Sigh221
221
Simile223
223
Slander224
224
Slang225
225
Society226
226
Sorrow227
227
Sound228
228
Speech and Speaking229
229
Speeches and Speechmaking230
230
Stories232
232
Storytelling and Storytellers236
236
Students and Studies240
240
Stupidity241
241
Style242
242
Subject243
243
Syllables244
244
Symbols245
245
Tact246
246
Tale247
247
Talk and Talkativeness250
250
Teachers252
252
Teaching253
253
Tears254
254
Telephone255
255
Theater256
256
Theology257
257
Thinking258
258
Thoughts259
259
Time260
260
Toasts262
262
Tradition264
264
Tragedy265
265
Trickery266
266
Understanding269
269
Universe and Universality 301 Vanity271
271
Verse272
272
Vocabulary273
273
Voice274
274
Wisdom275
275
Wit276
276
Witticisms278
278
Women279
279
Words280
280
The World284
284
Writing285
285
Youth286
286
Index of Authors29
304
Key Word Index311
311
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Nowlan-Southern Connecticut State University

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