About Twilidiot aka Twittarrpirate

Twilight | Nightshade | Pirates | Music | Social Media (@twittarrpirate) | Favorite books: The Secret Garden, Water for Elephants, Bel Canto, Eclipse, Romeo & Juliet, Good to Great, The Speed of Trust

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  • Twilidiot shared from How to Win the World Championship of Public Speaking: Secrets of the International Speech Contest by Jeremey Donovan
    The problem with the word-of-the-day concept is that it perpetuates the myth that great speakers need to use their extensive vocabularies. A speaker’s job is to connect emotionally with the listeners in his or her audience and hopefully inspire them to look at the world differently. A speaker’s job is never to impress an audience with vocabulary (or anything else for that matter). If a speaker taxes the audience’s cognitive processing ability, then he or she will fail to connect.
    Note: I don't know if there's hope for me. It's just the way I talk! It taxes me cognitively to NOT use ten dollar words. This is compounded by surrounding myself with individuals who not only understand me but also have the mindset of having to use a word that expresses EXACTLY what is meant. But I have no choice in those associations as they are my entire family.
  • Twilidiot shared from Dragonfly In Amber (Outlander, Book 2) by Diana Gabaldon
    “Most physicians of my acquaintance would say, ‘All I can do is try to heal her.’ You will help her to heal? It’s interesting that you perceive the difference, madonna. I thought you would.
    Note: I love this quote. The physician cannot treat a patient who is completely passive. One has to be involved with one's care; and adamant — nearly combative when necessary — to receive proper care.
  • Twilidiot shared from Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quintet (The Ender Quartet series Book 3) by Orson Scott Card
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    Note: "The Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas attributed "soul" (anima) to all organisms but argued that only human souls are immortal."If you go through a Star Trek-type transporter, is your reassembled self still baptized?
  • Twilidiot shared from Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quintet (The Ender Quartet series Book 3) by Orson Scott Card
    Jane had concluded: No matter how well you know what a person has done and what he thought he was doing when he did it and what he now thinks of what he did, it is impossible to be certain of what he will do next.
    Note: Human nature in one sentence!"Jane had concluded: No matter how well you know what a person has done and what he thought he was doing when he did it and what he now thinks of what he did, it is impossible to be certain of what he will do next."
  • Twilidiot shared from Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quintet (The Ender Quartet series Book 3) by Orson Scott Card
    Valentine said that she doesn’t always understand them better. But the old writers understood what the stories meant to the people of their time, and she understands what the stories mean to people of her time.
    Note: An eloquent expression of the continuing need for historians and vindication for all those hours translating and interpreting that which had been translated and interpreted for millennia.