oral quotes

I am quite unsatisfied by the distinctions between the oral and literate.David Antin

The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin.David Antin

There is probably no oral society that fails to mark the spatial distinction of left and right, peculiar as this distinction may be.David Antin

The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.David Antin

The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories.Spencer Bachus

I don't need politicians doing a 24-hour prayer with Oral Roberts to get our country back on track.Lewis Black

Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.Jorge Luis Borges

Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors that they are ready to repeat their lessons as often as we please.Robert Chambers

Deep down I knew that if Hell existed, it was a real place full of ruthless, venal people, like the commodity pits at the Chicago Board of Trade, Disney World, or oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court.Richard Dooling

Poetry carries its history within it, and it is oral in origin. Its transmission was oral.James Fenton

Poetry carries its history within it, and it is oral in origin. Its transmission was oral. Its transmission today is still in part oral, because we become acquainted with poetry through nursery rhymes, which we hear before we can read.James Fenton

Oral history is a recipe for complete misrepresentation because almost no one tells the truth, even when they intend to.Niall Ferguson

I'm actually reading 'World War Z' again! It's incredibly realistic and it's written as an oral history through interviews with different characters. Max Brooks wrote this book in so many different voices. There are about forty or so. It's incredible. When I finish 'World War Z' I'm going to go back and start again on the 'Game of Thrones' series.Nathan Fillion

I would then go on to say that Homer, as we now know, was working in what they call an oral tradition.Robert Fitzgerald

I made some friends at Listerine and they taught me a little bit about oral care. That half of adults suffer from oral disease, that the number one chronic disease among children is oral disease, that we're only taking care of 25% of our mouths when brushing alone and there are more germs in your mouth than there are people on the planet.Ginnifer Goodwin

In trials of fact, by oral testimony, the proper inquiry is not whether is it possible that the testimony may be false, but whether there is sufficient probability that it is true.Simon Greenleaf

I grew up in a society with a very ancient and strong oral storytelling tradition. I was told stories, as a child, by my grandmother, and my father as well.Khaled Hosseini

There can't be a pure myth, especially when the myth has been handed down in the oral tradition. As the stories are told, they change. If the stories don't change they just die.Maxine Hong Kingston

Concrete poets continue to turn out beautiful things, but to me they're more visual than oral, and they almost really belong on the wall rather than in a book. I haven't the least idea of where poetry is going.James Laughlin

Indians are marvelous storytellers. In some ways, that oral tradition is stronger than the written tradition.N. Scott Momaday