“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.”
D. H. Lawrence
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
The Speaker catches fire looking at their faces. His words jump down to stand in listener's places.
“The first sign of greatness is when a man does not attempt to look and act great. Before you can call yourself a man at all, Kipling assures us, you must "not look too good nor talk too wise.”