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Full Transcript: Natalie Portman Harvard Commencement Speech 2015

Natalie Portman is a film actress, producer, writer, and director with dual Israeli and American citizenship. Here is the full transcript (Edited version) of Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman’s commencement speech at Harvard on May 27, 2015. Listen to the MP3 audio here: Natalie Portman Harvard Commencement Speech2015 Natalie Portman – Speech TRANSCRIPT Hello, Class of …

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Don’t Strive to be Famous, Strive to be Talented: Maisie Williams (Transcript)

Maisie Williams, an English actress, made her professional acting debut in 2011 as Arya Stark of Winterfell in the HBO world phenomenon Game of Thrones. Here is the full text of Maisie Williams’ talk titled “Don’t strive to be famous, strive to be talented” at TEDxManchester conference. This event occurred on February 3, 2019.   …

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Why Don’t Poisonous Animals Poison Themselves? – Rebecca D. Tarvin (Transcript)

TED-Ed Video Lesson Transcript:  One fine day, when Charles Darwin was still a student at Cambridge, the budding naturalist tore some old bark off a tree and found two rare beetles underneath. He’d just taken one beetle in each hand when he spotted a third beetle. Stashing one of the insects in his mouth for …

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Why You Don’t Like the Sound of Your Own Voice: Rébecca Kleinberger (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of voice expert Rébecca Kleinberger’s presentation talk: Why You Don’t Like the Sound of Your Own Voice at TED Talk conference. Rébecca Kleinberger – Voice expert If you ask evolutionary biologists when did humans become humans, some of them will say that, well, at some point we started standing on our …

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Why I Don’t Do Jokes About Politics in India – Stand Up Comedy: Kenny Sebastian (Transcript)

Kenny Sebastian – Indian stand up comedian Thank you so much. It means a lot. You guys are the positive audience. Okay? There’s a positive audience that comes out and supports live comedy. It’s great. You could’ve done anything. You could’ve watched Netflix or whatever. Fought traffic. Came late, also. But, it’s okay .You came. It’s nice. …

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I Don’t Want Children – Stop Telling Me I’ll Change My Mind: Christen Reighter (Transcript)

Christen Reighter – TRANSCRIPT I recognized the roles that were placed on me very early. One persistent concept that I observed — existing in our language, in our media — was that women are not only supposed to have children, they are supposed to want to. This existed everywhere. It existed in the ways that …

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Don’t Wait to be Healed to Start Serving Humanity: Claire Wineland at TEDxCardiffbytheSea (Transcript)

Claire Wineland – TRANSCRIPT So, the first talk I ever did was a TEDx, funny enough, and I was 14 years old, and I was scared shitless. Like, I could piss my pants. I had bought this little ruffly white Target dress that I was super excited for because I was, like, 14, and I …

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Why Don’t Scientists Have More Authority in Government? by Robert Crease at TEDxCERN (Transcript)

Robert Crease – TRANSCRIPT There’s a cartoon by Randall Munroe, the xkcd artist, that shows two people speaking and one says to the other, “That person over there believes silly things, like that fossils are fakes, and the world is only 6,000 years old.” And the other person goes, “Not a problem, the Universe doesn’t …

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Don’t Get Hangry: Feed Your Brain Healthy Food: Brad Bushman at TEDxColumbus (Full Transcript)

Brad Bushman – TRANSCRIPT Hello. It’s a great honor to give this talk today. How many of you would like to be successful in life? Raise your hand. All right? Well actually, the two most important keys to success in life are: intelligence, and self control. Guess which one you can do the most about. …

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How to Create a Life You Don’t Need a Holiday From: Dave Cornthwaite at TEDxBrussels (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Dave Cornthwaite’s TEDx Talk: How to Create a Life You Don’t Need a Holiday From at TEDxBrussels conference. TRANSCRIPT:  By my mid-20s, I’d gained everything. I’d always been told that I needed to be a successful Western adult. I had a job, a relationship, a house, a cat. My …

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Don’t Cure – Subdue: Experiences with Asberger’s by Clarice Wang at TEDxYouth@AnnArbor (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Clarice Wang’s TEDx Talk: Don’t Cure – Subdue: Experiences with Asberger’s at TEDxYouth@AnnArbor conference. TRANSCRIPT:  Would you call me normal? Do I look even remotely normal? I’m not and never have been. I’m on the autism spectrum, as someone with Asperger’s, which has both been positive and negative for …

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Sue Jaye Johnson: What We Don’t Teach Kids About Sex (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Sue Jaye Johnson’s Talk: What We Don’t Teach Kids About Sex at TED conference.  TRANSCRIPT:  I remember my aunt brushing my hair when I was a child. I felt this tingling in my stomach, this swelling in my belly. All her attention on me, just me. My beautiful Aunt …

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