"Being famous is a side effect of being well spoken"
It was a random quote that made me think... I mean I honestly never thought any thing of the idea of being "well spoken". Honestly, I almost considered the comment to be condescending. Maybe that's because I grew up to pee brained older white women telling me, "Oh your so handsome and well spoken little half nigger boy!"... Digressing, when I really sat down to think about it I realized that being truly well spoken is not a talent you can buy with a dictionary.
The more I see people try to buy clout with a handful of dictionary and thesaurus pennies the more apparent that becomes. It makes me think of an often thrown around phrase, "real recognize real". Used frequently "downtown" it is an often over looked quote but when you think about it, genius would not be genius anymore if the average could comprehend it.
Don't believe me? Try to make sense of some of Einstein's work(using a generic example). If Einstein walked up to you today and poured his entire body of knowledge on you, you would likely call him a quack and dismiss it all without even attempting to understand it.
I really believe some not so intelligent people can put up a good front of being well spoken but so often it is just painfully transparent... It is like a parody. Unfortunately knowing speech alone is not the only prerequisite for discerning pretentious hog wash from the thoughts of a true genius...
Anyway I'm just thinking out loud. Would like to hear some seemingly obscure quotes that made other people really think as well.