I need a famous speech

I need to memorize a 7-10 minute famous speech for debate club.  I need a speech.  I don't want a big black speech because i'm half white and half asian and that would just look weird.  i have a nice powerful voice, but i just need a speech.


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Gettysberg address or make ur own
What speech did you use?
Gorfram6 years ago
Google for speeches by Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and Winston Churchill. About half the worthwhile things that have ever been said in English have been attributed to at least one of them at one one time or another, and they all date from an era when long speeches were the norm.
guyfrom7up (author)  Gorfram6 years ago
Haha, right now we are reading "A picture of Dorean Gray"

and luckily our english teacher told us Oscar wilde was gay before westarted reading it :P  But so far the book is pretty interestingand has a pretty philosophical look to it
skunkbait6 years ago
I'd give the speech from "Billy Madison", where he compares "The Little Puppy Who Lost His Way" to the industrial revolution.
Mr. Madison, the Industrial Revolution changed the face of the modern novel forever. Discuss, citing specific examples. <br />[<i class="fine">Billy clears his throat several times</i>] <br /> Uh... Okay. The Industrial Revolution to me is just like a story I know called "The Puppy Who Lost His Way." The world was changing, and the puppy was getting... bigger. <br />[<i class="fine">Later</i>] <br /> So, you see, the puppy was like industry. In that, they were both lost in the woods. And nobody, especially the little boy - "society" - knew where to find 'em. Except that the puppy was a dog. But the industry, my friends, that was a revolution. <br />[<i class="fine">Long pause</i>] <br /> Knibb High football rules! <br />[<i class="fine">the crowd erupts into cheers</i>] <br /> Mr. Madison, what you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul. <br /> Okay, a simple "wrong" would've done just fine.
guyfrom7up (author)  Rock Soldier6 years ago

I should definiteley do that, except i might get like tossed out society, i mean the little boy xD That sounds soooo wrong
I don't think your so called, "Little boy" would care, as long as your talking about how the "puppy" grew into a "dog" over the years in the woods, or "The city"

Now I want to watch Billy Madison just for that.
"I honestly think everyone in this room just got stupider from hearing your speech"
(Not a direct quote, but you get my point)
Keith-Kid6 years ago
Roosevelt's speech after the incidents of Pearl Harbor.

Youre half white and half asian, so its all a matter of what you think of the events.

Does that make sense...at all?

guyfrom7up (author)  Keith-Kid6 years ago
suree... maybe, at least it's a serious suggestion, I'm going to go look into that
lemonie6 years ago
Shakespeare?<br /><br />L<br />
The Gettysburg address.

Talk slow.

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guyfrom7up (author)  caitlinsdad6 years ago
Lol, if I stretch that out I think i might have to say one word a minute!
Well, if you actually said all of the PA reverb ("Today today today, I consid consid consider myself..."), you might be able to stretch it :-)
<a href="http://www.famous-speeches-and-speech-topics.info/famous-short-speeches/index.htm">www.famous-speeches-and-speech-topics.info/famous-short-speeches/index.htm</a><br />
guyfrom7up (author)  caitlinsdad6 years ago
a lot of those speeches are pretty good, but are really only like 3 minutes worth of material, the requirements for the competition is 7 to 10 >.<
<a href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html">www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html</a><br />then you need to search for long speeches...if not, really long speeches...<br />
Wow, Lou Gehrig looks just like Gary Cooper.
Goodhart6 years ago
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thinkerer6 years ago
How about this one by JFK: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhZk8ronces&feature=related">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhZk8ronces&feature=related</a> The secret society speach. Hope they don't shoot you for speaking truth.
kelseymh6 years ago
Does it have to be "real life"?  If not, then something from Inherit the Wind (on either side) would be pretty cool.
Does the declaration of independence count?
guyfrom7up (author)  Rock Soldier6 years ago
Haha, i don't think so, I think it has to be something that people have actually preached.