Chatterbox #288 – What’s your favourite quote?

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Words can inspire us. Everyone has that moment when they read something, or hear something, that just makes sense. So much so that we want to share these quotes with the world. In this episode, Andrew and Anna talk about inspirational quotes and share the ones they feel have influenced their lives in some way.

Our Chatterbox series is designed for intermediate and advanced English learners. Podcasts and audio lessons are a great way to improve your English listening skills. Chatterbox episodes feature natural, unedited conversations between native speakers, so you can build your English skills and learn something new at the same time.

Fun facts

According to a study by cognitive scientists, people tend to believe that a statement that rhymes is more accurate than the one that doesn’t, even if both statements say the same thing.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • A fine line between [X and Y]
  • In line with
  • To spin
  • Through the lens of
  • Rusty
  • To Boil [something] down

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Image: Cristofer Maximilian (Unsplash)

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3 months ago

Hello Guys, 

Thank you for the motivating episode, beside learning English you have fired me up, I know Anna’s episode targets advanced learners but I promise one day I will speak faster than her, I Love you all

3 months ago

Hi guyes please dont use Anna in your episode because she speakes Fast and she isnt in harmony with andro

Reply to  behnamsi
3 months ago

I believe the way she speaks is helpful for me to improve my listening skills. That’s why I want her to join episodes more often than now.

4 months ago

Hi Andrew,
I have been listening culips since 2020 when I came over to Canada. I grew up in Brazil as far as you know, English is not my first language. Its my first time that I'm writing some review, because now I feel totally comfortable about that.
I love all culips episodes, however, when Anna is your cohost, you guys always bring up interesting topics and ideas and I
m tickled pink by culips podcast. Please keep up it.
Thanks for sharing your knowledges.

4 months ago

One of the quote from Born a Crime by Trevor Noah is quite inspiring and kind of in line with some of the quotes from this episode.
“I don’t regret anything I’ve ever done in life, any choice that I’ve made. But I’m consumed with regret for the things I didn’t do, the choices I didn’t make, the things I didn’t say. We spend so much time being afraid of failure, afraid of rejection. But regret is the thing we should fear most. Failure is an answer. Rejection is an answer. Regret is an eternal question you will never have the answer to. “What if…” “If only…” “I wonder what would have…” You will never, never know, and it will haunt you for the rest of your days.”
BTW, I love the quote: “Comparison is the thief of joy.” I will keep it in mind.

Reply to  cccero
4 months ago

Thanks for sharing the Trevor Noah quote. I heard Born a Crime was excellent but I unfortunately haven’t had a chance to read it yet. The quote definitely reminds me of some of the ones we mentioned in our episode. I’ll keep it in mind next time I need a dose of motivation when making a big life decision!

4 months ago

I remember both of you guys brought up a famous quote “Find a job you’re enjoying doing, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” I found this quote quite inspiring as well.

Reply to  atsuko
4 months ago

I totally agree. That’s a good one also 🙂

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