“A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.” – Margaret Atwood ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Bumper sticker available at the Misophonia support group website:
“A voice is a human gift, but silence is a gift from God.”
Man and woman in bed:
Woman: Well, Margaret Atwood says “a voice is a human gift.”
Man: Well, I ask: Does that make my tongue the bow?
Exhausted dad who’s ear has been talked off by a loud and verbose child:
Mom: Relax, honey. Don’t forget that Margaret Atwood said “a Voice is a human gift.”
Dad: I wish it came with a gift receipt.
After Fran Drescher auditioned for the role in The Nanny:
Snarky Casting Agent: Good lord! That voice!
More Charitable Casting Agent: Don’t forget: Some consider “a voice is a human gift.”
Snarky Casting Agent: In this case a white elephant gift.
James Earl Jones upon hearing it for the first time while watching TV alone in his living room:
“And a money maker. Ka-ching! ‘This is CNN.’ [Looking around] Somebody pay me now.”
Anonymous blogger after reviewing the number of visitors to her blog:
“Nobody seems to want my gift.”
Terry Wellman after being read the quote from Real Simple by his wife:
Terry: Yeah, she can say that. She was not cursed with a uni-sex name and uni-sex voice. If I hear “Please drive through, ma’am” one more time, I’m going to drive the car through the !@#$%^*!@#$ front door of the @#$%^&^%$# restaurant.”
His Wife: Terry! The boys are in the back. Watch your language.
Terry: [Craning his head toward the back seat to address the boys] Sorry, boys. I was just giving you an early 21st birthday gift.
Oldest Son to Youngest Son: We better not re-gift that one.