C. Open Impromptu Speaker Prompts

12:15pm Pacific: Duo-Imp-Pers Round 1 / LD Round 2

  1. Speaker 1

    Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey

    You can be the lead in your own life. – Kerry Washington


    If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving’s definitely not for you. -Steven Wright

  2. Speaker 2

    I’ve always wanted to be somebody but now I realize I should have been more specific. -Lily Tomlin


    People need to think about the messages they’re sending in movies. – Morgan Freeman


    I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio. -Joan Rivers

  3. Speaker 3

    The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. -Whitney Houston

    Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.-Mel Brooks


    If you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. – Denzel Washington

  4. Speaker 4

    Never worry about bad press. All that matters is that they spell your name right.-Kate Hudson

     I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to ask where they’re going and hook up with ‘em later. -Mitch Hedberg 


    The greatest gift is not being afraid to question. – Ruby Dee

  5. Speaker 5

    You can’t move mountains by whispering at them. – Pink

     If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. – Dolly Parton


    You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once. – Oprah Winfrey

  6. Speaker 6

    Well the players gonna play play play play play. -Taylor Swift 

    Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love.-Emma Watson


    You can cage the singer but not the song. – Harry Belafonte

5:00pm Pacific: Duo-Imp-Pers Round 2 / LD Round 3

  1. Speaker 1

    We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

    Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best intentions. – George W. Bush


    You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.  – Margaret Thatcher

  2. Speaker 2

    We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. -Abraham Lincoln


    Fear is always with us, but we don’t have time for it.—Hillary Clinton

  3. Speaker 3

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -MLK

    Don’t underestimate your opponent, but don’t overestimate them either.—Nancy Pelosi


    You are the one who you’ve been waiting for. -Barack Obama

  4. Speaker 4

    The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from its government. -Thomas Paine

    Slaying the dragon of delay is no sport for the short-winded.—Sandra Day O’Conner


    I like that about Republicans: the evidence does not faze them. They are not bothered at all by the facts. - Bill Clinton

  5. Speaker 5

    Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    We should be glad of an opportunity to serve others…and this we should do freely and generously. – Benjamin Franklin


    Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough. – Karl Marx

  6. Speaker 6

    Don’t be afraid to see what you see.—Ronald Reagan

    I like the dreams of the future rather than the history of the past.—Thomas Jefferson


    My mother had a saying, “You may be the first to do many things, but make sure you aren’t the last.”—Kamala Harris

9:45am Pacific: Duo-Imp-Per Round 3 / LD Round 5

  1. Speaker 1

    Art is not living. It is the use of living. – Audre Lorde

    I will not take ‘but’ for an answer. – Langston Hughes


    There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you. – Maya Angelou

  2. Speaker 2

    People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. – James Baldwin

    Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. – Harper Lee


    I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said. – Thuli Madonsela

  3. Speaker 3

    Dying seems less sad than having lived too little. – Gloria Steinem

    Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help. – Alex Haley


    Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – J. M Barrie

  4. Speaker 4

    I learned that a friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face. – Maya Angelou

    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored – Aldous Huxley

    Whenever you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

  5. Speaker 5

    America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between – Oscar Wilde

    No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come – Victor Hugo


    Not the senses I have, but what I do with them, is my kingdom – Helen Keller

  6. Speaker 6

    Never mistake motion for action. – Ernest Hemingway

    You wanna fly. You got to give up the shit that weighs you down. -Toni Morrison


    I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book. – Alice Walker

12:15pm Pacific: Duo-Imp-Pers Semis

  1. Speaker 1

    Showing up is 80 percent of life.  The other 20 is waiting around. – Anonymous

    Before you begin a journey of revenge, dig two graves.—Confucius

    A thief thinks everyone steals.—Indian proverb

  2. Speaker 2

    Life is really simple, yet we insist on making it complicated.—Confucius

    If you live on the river, befriend the crocodile. – Indian proverb


    If you’re worried about being a fake, you’re not. – Anonymous

  3. Speaker 3

    He who chases two rabbits, catches none. – Confucius

    Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given him wings. – Indian proverb


    You don’t have to be a social butterfly – just don’t be a wasp. – Anonymous

  4. Speaker 4

    Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. – Hopi proverb

    You cannot open a book without learning something. – Confucius

    Figure out what you can get done in five years, but also in five minutes. – Anonymous

  5. Speaker 5

    It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. – Apache proverb

    If you hate a person, you are defeated by them. – Confucius

    One good reason to do something you don’t want to is, when it’s done, you won’t have to do it anymore. – Anonymous

  6. Speaker 6

    If you see what is right, and fail to act on it, you lack courage. – Confucius

    It’s not about doing a hundred things, but the handful of things that matter. – Anonymous

    Don’t poison someone whom you can kill with sweets.—Indian proverb

3:30pm Pacific: Duo-Imp-Per Finals

  1. Speaker 1

    When the world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.-- Malala Yousafzai

    No voice is too soft when that voice speaks for others.-- Janna Cachola


    All advocacy is, at its core, an exercise in empathy.-- Samantha Power

  2. Speaker 2

    Since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.-- Martin Luther King Jr

    The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.-- Mahatma Gandhi


    Every great dream begins with a dreamer.—Harriet Tubman

  3. Speaker 3

    I know you can't live on hope alone; but without hope, life is not worth living.—Harvey Milk

    Many politicians and advocates say they want to help people, they do, themselves.― C.A.A. Savastano


    The people who are trying to be on our side have reduced us to a mere calculation”― Sarah Kurchak

  4. Speaker 4

    Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.—Malcolm X

    You know the old saying: you win some, you lose some... and then there's that little-known third category.--Al Gore


    Revolution is not a onetime event. – Audre Lorde

  5. Speaker 5

    The revolution is not an apple that falls when it’s ripe; you have to make it fall. – Che Guevara

    Do not judge me by my successes, but by how many times I fell and got back up. – Nelson Mandel


    Don’t agonize; organize. – Florence Kennedy

  6. Speaker 6

    Unless someone truly has the power to say no, they never truly have the power to say yes. -- Dan Millman

    True advocacy is born of culture; not technology. -- Jay Baer


    The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we have. -- Steve Jobs