And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!
Barbara Bush (1925 -)
Source: Commencement address to Wellesley College.
Contributed by: Zaady
Everybody has his own theater, in which he is manager, actor, prompter, playwrite, sceneshifter, boxkeeper, doorkeeper, all in one, and audience into the bargain.
Augustus Hare (1792 - 1834)
Source: Guesses At Truth, 1827.
It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Source: Rhetoric, P. 90
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master, At which the audience never fail to laugh?
Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)
Source: Frogs, 405 B.C.
PIANO, n. A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by pressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)
Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
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