24 Total Quotes

Accent Quotes

Latinos are very sensitive to different accents. I sort of lost my Mexican accent, and that's what they were looking for in this case — some sort of neutral accent that could be understood on both coasts and in different Hispanic communities: Puerto Ricans on the East Coast, Cubans in Fort Lauderdale and Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles.
Jorge Ramos Permalink
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Jay Leno
One of the interpreters hired by CBS for the Dan Rather/Saddam Hussein interview adopted a phony Arabic accent. You know, maybe CBS should have hired somebody with a fake Dan Rather accent to ask tougher questions.
Jay Leno Permalink
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William Shakespeare
It comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with a swaggering accent sharply twanged off, gives manhood more approbation than ever proof itself would have earned him.
William Shakespeare Permalink
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Benjamin Franklin
Every accent, every emphasis, every modulation of voice, was so perfectly well turned and well placed, that, without being interested in the subject, one could not help being pleased with the discourse; a pleasure of much the same kind with that received from an excellent piece of music. This is an advantage itinerant preachers have over those who are stationary, as the latter can not well improve their delivery of a sermon by so many rehearsals.
Benjamin Franklin Permalink
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Mark Twain
There is no such thing as ''the Queen's English'.' The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!
Mark Twain Permalink
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You can decide to put a piece in the center and use it as a decorative accent, so we're putting a center tile that matches our edge tiles.
Teresa Follmer Permalink
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who happen to speak with an accent, a southern accent.
Jeff Sessions Permalink
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He's the guy with the accent.
Tim Farriss Permalink
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Tell me the truth - do you think I've lost my Southern accent? I feel it comes back to me only when I'm shouting at fights or at baseball games.
Cleo Moore Permalink
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[Indeed, despite a Teutonic accent, Zawinul contradicts stereotypes about his Austrian heritage that he should be playing Mozart and Beethoven.] There is another Austria, ... much less known, and that is the folk music of Austria. Even the way we speak is very musical, like a walking jazz bass. Classical music is so dusty that the dust has dust. And much of jazz is following in the same dusty path, recreating its glories rather than moving forward.
Joe Zawinul Permalink
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I wanted the person with the Southern accent to be the smartest person in the room.
James Duff Permalink
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A lot of the Vietnamese kids can't really speak Vietnamese anymore. Most of them will have a very heavy accent, because they can't speak it well. So for the kids pageant, the kids will have to be able to speak Vietnamese. And so this is what we're trying to promote: Let them memorize some Vietnamese lines, go up on stage and see how well they present their Vietnamese.
Yen Nguyen Permalink
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Professor Stokes has a more cultured accent, and in many ways, he is the hardest one to do, because he is closest to my own voice.
Thayer David Permalink
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Thomas Sowell
the so-called ‘Negro dialect’ is simply a variation on the ordinary Southern accent.
Thomas Sowell Permalink
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I know, I can't believe it's an American either. I can do the accent, they wouldn't have hired me if I couldn't. I'm attached to it and we're trying to get financing for it. Jane Austen is one of the most special literary figures. I don't want to short change her in any way.
Anne Hathaway Permalink
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She made that accent famous in 'Fargo,' ... But we agreed to tone it down a little - so we didn't get laughs.
Charlize Theron Permalink
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Mark Twain
I have traveled more than any one else, and I have noticed that even the angels speak English with an accent
Mark Twain Permalink
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Mark Twain
The educated Southerner has no use for an 'R', except at the beginning of a word.
Mark Twain Permalink
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The accent got lost somewhere along the way. I'm a little embarrassed about it. When I arrived in LA I assumed I'd be able to put on the American accent. It proved difficult so I had six months working with a dialect coach and it's become a habit.
Martin Henderson Permalink
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I personally am not conscious of my accent.
Jared Diamond Permalink
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We're very excited about our new tenant opening in Columbia Mall. It fills the need for another entertainment option in Columbia and is a great accent to all the new renovations that have taken place here in the last 14 months.
Tommy Richardson Permalink
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I had some problems with his accent it was like he was talking with two fingers on his tongue. But he got that thing Truman did with his eye right. He was always rubbing it. So I guess it was pretty close.
Rex Reed Permalink
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[Capote never taped his subjects or even took notes he boasted that he had 94% recall, often teasing Clarke for recording his interviews with him. The tapes came in handy. Hoffman would listen to Capote's distinctive voice before each day of shooting. When I saw the critic Rex Reed, who knew Capote, at a screening here, I asked him for an appraisal of Hoffman's portrayal.] I had some problems with his accent it was like he was talking with two fingers on his tongue, ... But he got that thing Truman did with his eye right. He was always rubbing it. So I guess it was pretty close.
Rex Reed Permalink
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I don't know if it was her accent or if she just didn't have anything to say. But if that's the reason she's playing better, than that's fine with me.
Erin Lawless Permalink
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