A. Novice Impromptu Speaker Prompts

Round 1 - 8:45 am

  1. Speaker 1

    Round I


    “Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.” -  Fran Lebowitz

    “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.” -  Irish Proverb

    “Sleeping is not time wasting.” -  Mike Wilson

  2. Speaker 2

    “Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.” -  Bill Cosby

    “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” -   Anthony Burgess

    “Like all other forms of pleasure, sleep may become a passion.” – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

  3. Speaker 3

     “You can be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare, either way i don’t wanna wake up from you.” -  Beyoncé Knowles

    “Sleep is the best meditation.” -  Dalai Lama

    “Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.” -  Albert Camus

  4. Speaker 4

    “Let the poets cry themselves to sleep, and all their tearful words will turn back into steam.” -  Conor Oberst

     “But the mind travels far - and mysteriously - in sleep.” -  Mary A. Ward

    “It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.” - Baltasar Gracian

  5. Speaker 5

    "No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap."  -  Carrie Snow

    “Life is too short to sleep on low thread-count sheet." -   Leah Stussy

    "I'll sleep when I'm dead.” -  Warren Zevon

  6. Speaker 6

    “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” — Ernest Hemingway

    “Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.” -— Gillian Flynn, Gone Gir

    “Sleep is the most innocent creature there is and a sleepless man the most guilty.” — Franz Kafka

Round II - 10:00 am

  1. Speaker 1

    “Eating is always a decision, nobody forces your hand to pick up food and put it into your mouth.”

    -Albert Ellis, Michael Abrams, Lidia Dengelegi

    “Health food makes me sick.” - Calvin Trillin

    “Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it's well worth while to make the game as pleasant as possible. - Dorothy Draper

  2. Speaker 2

    “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” - George Bernard Shaw

    “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” - James Beard

    “You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.”

    - Julia Child

  3. Speaker 3

    “It's the company, not the cooking, that makes a meal.” - Kirby Larson

    “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.”

    -          M. F. K. Fisher

    “Never eat more than you can lift.” - Miss Piggy

  4. Speaker 4

    “My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.”

    -          Orson Welles

    “Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.” – Socrates

    “Food is the most primitive form of comfort.” - Sheila Graham

  5. Speaker 5

    “If hunger makes you irritable, better eat and be pleasant.” - Sefer Hasidim

    “You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.” - Ronald Reagan

    “What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.”  - Lucretius

  6. Speaker 6

    “Hunger never saw bad bread.” - Benjamin Franklin

    "Hunger: One of the few cravings that cannot be appeased with another solution." - Irwin Van Grove

    “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”

    -          Mahatma Gandhi

Round III - 11:15 pm

  1. Speaker 1

    “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake.” - Bible, 1 Timothy v. 23.

    “When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.” - Henny Youngman

    “It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.” - Heraclitus

  2. Speaker 2

    “One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.” - Nancy Astor

    “I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.” - Oscar Levant

    “Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”

    - Ernest Hemingway

  3. Speaker 3

    “Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.” – G.K. Chesterton

    “Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

    “Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it’s compounding a felony.” – Robert Benchley

  4. Speaker 4

    “What’s drinking? A mere pause from thinking!” – George Gordon

    “I feel bad for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” – Frank Sinatra

    “Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.” – Tom Waits

  5. Speaker 5

    “A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.” – Louis Pasteur

    “Not everyone who drinks is a poet. Some of us drink because we’re not poets.” – Dudley Moore

    “Drink today, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow; Best, while you have it, use your breath; There is no drinking after death.” – Ben Jonson

  6. Speaker 6

    “I like beer.” – Bret Kavanagh

    “He that drinks fast, pays slow.” – Benjamin Franklin

    “Never chase anything but drinks and dreams.” – Unknown