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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 427 BC
Date of Death: 347 BC


 

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Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Plato

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I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue.
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What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
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First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
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