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Well, English is no problem for me because I am actually English. My whole family are English; I was brought up listening to various forms of the English accent. Obviously there are more specific ones that get a little bit tricky. Same with American stuff. But because in Australia we're so inundated with American culture, television, this that and the other, everyone in Australia can do an American accent. It's just second nature. (Quote by - Guy Pearce)

Latinos are very sensitive to different accents. I sort of lost my Mexican accent, and that's what they were looking for in this case some sort of neutral accent that could be understood on both coasts and in different Hispanic communities: Puerto Ricans on the East Coast, Cubans in Fort Lauderdale and Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles. (Quote by - Jorge Ramos)

If something has gone wrong, we say it. He is almost a Yorkshireman with a Portuguese accent. (Quote by - Neil Warnock)

I used to go to auditions with an American accent, but now I don't - so they know where I'm from. (Quote by - Kimberley Davies)

I wasn`t allowed to do anything quirky, or to have an interesting accent. So the challenge lay in making her as interesting as I could without making her unusual. And that was hard. (Quote by - Melanie Lynskey)

It takes more time and effort and delicacy to learn the silence of a people than to learn its sounds. Some people have a special gift for this. Perhaps this explains why some missionaries, notwithstanding their efforts, never come to speak properly, to communicate delicately through silences. Although they ''speak with the accent of natives'' they remain forever thousands of miles away. The learning of the grammar of silence is an art much more difficult to learn than the grammar of sounds. (Quote by - Ivan Illich)

A great actor is independent of the poet, because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse, but in the accent with which it is delivered. (Quote by - Lee Strasberg)

What fortitude the Soul contains, / That it can so endure / The accent of a coming Foot-- / The opening of a Door. (Quote by - Emily Dickinson)

Another good thing which pleases me about taking this job is that my five-year-old son will grow up with a Geordie accent. (Quote by - Graeme Souness)

Accent your positive and delete your negative. (Quote by - Donna Karan)

One of the interpreters hired by CBS for the Dan Rather/Saddam Hussein interview adopted a phony Arabic accent. You know, maybe CBS should have hired somebody with a fake Dan Rather accent to ask tougher questions. (Quote by - Jay Leno)

I really didn`t have to work, shall we say, with "Star Trek." It was a natural. When I opened my mouth, there was Scotty. It`s like I tell people what you see in Scotty is 99% James Doohan and 1% accent. (Quote by - James Doohan)

If companies work with outsourcers to build a structure that requires accent neutralization, cultural affinity, and a company product background -- if it makes the investment in their people -- then the performance could be good. But if they are merely going to a lowest-cost location, to an area that has already been mined for agents with English proficiency, then their customer service will falter. (Quote by - Elizabeth Herrell)

George worked with me a lot, on changing my voice and my movement and the way I carried myself. We worked on this accent that . (Quote by - kinda goes to old, older generations of actresses who used kind of an unidentify. (Quote by - Natalie Portman)

The culture is making everybody afraid everybody that speaks with an accent, everybody that looks different. (Quote by - Eva Castillo)

The accent got lost somewhere along the way. I'm a little embarrassed about it. When I arrived in LA I assumed I'd be able to put on the American accent. It proved difficult so I had six months working with a dialect coach and it's become a habit. (Quote by - Martin Henderson)

A friend - I was living with Matt Damon at the time - went in to audition for To Die For. When he met Gus, he recommended me and my brother. Because the story was about Pam Smart and set in New England, and we knew those kinds of kids and high schools and the whole accent and style. (Quote by - Casey Affleck)

I've been accused of deliberately hamming up my accent and dropping letters, but that's just how I speak - I used to be a chav. (Quote by - Kate Nash)

I`ve always had this fascination with the movie business. It`s always been a passion for me. I decided that I wanted to come here because this is where most movies are made. This is the town for it..to play Americans. I feel like my accent is good enough. (Quote by -Oliver James)

At first I thought I would have to put on an English accent and try a sort of affected Shakespeare thing. (Quote by - Leonardo Dicaprio)

I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty. (Quote by - Brendan Francis Behan)

I personally am not conscious of my accent. (Quote by - Jared Diamond)

My father spoke French with a Bank of Montreal accent. (Quote by - Hartland de Montarville Molson)

We have a tradition of passing our history orally and singing a lot of it and writing songs about it and there's kind of a calling in Irish voices when they're singing in their Irish accent. (Quote by - Sinead O'Connor)

Much of it is established by social and economic order, But on those levels, both black and white speakers share a close accent. (Quote by - David Barry)

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