Bite-sized Wisdom: Deavere Smith

Words aren’t always easy to come by; the next time you find yourself without them, realize that you might be showing off the most beautiful side of yourself.

“I think we can learn a lot about a person in the very moment that language fails them. In the very moment they they have to be more creative than they would have imagined in order to communicate. It’s the very moment that they have to dig deeper than the surface to find words, and at the same time, it’s a moment when they want to communicate very badly. They’re digging deep and projecting out at the same time.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

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9 thoughts on “Bite-sized Wisdom: Deavere Smith

  1. I’ve been reading some of Deavere Smith’s books to learn tips about interviewing people for my oral history project that I’m creating. She’s very informative!

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