quote by Chance the Rapper

The idea of 'talking white,' a lot of people grew up around that, just the idea that if you speak with proper diction and come off as educated that it's not black and that it's actually anti-black and should be considered only something that white people would do.

— Chance the Rapper

Uplifting Diction quotations

An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.

An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.

Every morning, I shall concern myself anew about the boundary, Between the love-deed-Yes and the power-deed-No, And pressing forward honor reality. We cannot avoid, Using power, Cannot escape the compulsion, To afflict the world, So let us, cautious in diction, And mighty in contradiction, Love powerfully.

This dark diction has become America's addiction.


English people don't have very good diction.

In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.

When you write ,it's like braiding your hair.

Taking a handful of coarse unruly strands and attempting to bring then unity.

You know I am an actor, and I have medals for diction.

The Little Friend is a long book. It's also completely different from my first novel: different landscape, different characters, different use of language and diction, different approach to story.

Let us, cautious in diction, And mighty in contradiction, Love powerfully.


Art-making is learned by immersion. You take in vocabularies of thought and feeling, grammar, diction, gesture, from the poems of others, and emerge with the power to turn language into a lathe for re-shaping, re-knowing your own tongue, heart, and life.

I'm very anxious not to fall into archaism or 'literary' diction.

I want my vocabulary to have a very large range, but the words must be alive.

However well equipped our language, it can never be forearmed against all possible cases that may arise and call for description: fact is richer than diction.

Apostolic preaching is not marked by its beautiful diction, or literary polish, or Cleverness of expression, but Operates “in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.

When we are understood, we always speak well, and then all your fine diction serves no purpose.


Exactness is first obtained, and afterwards elegance.

But diction, merely vocal, is always in its childhood. As no man leaves his eloquence behind him, the new generations have all to learn. There may possibly be books without a polished language, but there can be no polished language without books.

We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to aflict the world so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully.

Words fashioned with somewhat over precise diction are like shapes turned out by a cookie cutter.

Fact is richer than diction.

But Michael Jackson didn't have perfect diction - He said 'chamone' instead of 'come on'.


I like to try and mix diction and experiences.

Enunciation, diction, all that stuff. None of that is in my personality.

How can one talk in a classical language about a child who's torn apart in an explosion in the market near his school? People in Iraq don't talk about their joys, their problems, and the destruction of the country in literary diction.

Behold the works of our philosophers;

with all their pompous diction, how mean and contemptible they are by comparison with the Scriptures! Is it possible that a book at once so simple and sublime should be merely the work of man?

Voice really depends on the answer to the question, Who is telling this story? .

. . That will color your diction-and determine your metaphors, your sensibility.


But wise men pierce this rotten diction and fasten words again to visible things; so that picturesque language is at once a commanding certificate that he who employs it, is a man in alliance with truth and God.

There is an inimitable grace in Virgil's words, and in them principally consists that beauty which gives so inexpressible a pleasure to him who best understands their force. This diction of his, I must once again say, is never to be copied; and since it cannot, he will appear but lame in the best translation.

No erudition, no purity of diction, no width of mental outlook, no flowers of eloquence, no grace of person can atone for lack of fire. Prayer ascends by fire. Flame gives prayer access as well as wings, acceptance as well as energy. There is no incense without fire; no prayer without flame.

You don't want a diction gathered from the newspapers, caught from the air, common and unsuggestive; but you want one whose every word is full-freighted with suggestion and association, with beauty and power.

Actually, I'm addicted to science fiction. Let me make my diction clear - I love sci-fi.


If you string together a set of speeches expressive of character, and well finished in point and diction and thought, you will not produce the essential tragic effect nearly so well as with a play which, however deficient in these respects, yet has a plot and artistically constructed incidents.

Read the dictionary from A to Izzard today.

Get a vocabulary. Brush up on your diction. See whether wisdom is just a lot of language.

Jen and I were accustomed to our father's last-will-and-testament diction, and were at times free to interrupt Atticus for a translation when it was beyond our understanding.

Your comportment, manners, vocabulary, diction and presentation all communicate your essential message.

I still have perfect diction!

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