Conversation Quotes

Samuel Johnson

I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.

Jean Kerr

Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself-like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.

Charles Bukowski

Most people are much better at saying things in letters than in conversation, and some people
Most people are much better at saying things in letters than in conversation, and some people can write artistic, inventive letters, but when they try a poem or story or novel they become pretentious.

Ernest Hemingway

The fun of talk is to explore, but much of it and all that is irresponsible should not be written. Once written you have to stand by it. You may have said it to see whether you believed it or not.

Andrew Solomon

I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.

Kelly Risser

She's a girl after my own heart. Food first, conversation later.

E.A. Bucchianeri

How often have the greatest thoughts and ideas come to light during conversations with the family over the evening dinner?

Kurt Cobain

Words suck. I mean, every thing has been said. I can't remember the last real interesting conversation I've had in a long time. Words aren't as important as the energy derived from music, especially live.

Stephin Merritt

You stuttered like a kaleidoscope, because you knew too many words.

Derek Landy

Talking about one's feelings defeats the purpose of having those feelings. Once you try to put the human experience into words, it becomes little more than a spectator sport. Everything must have a cause, and a name. Every random thought must have a root in something else.

Silas House

I appricated that Nell was talking to me like a grown-up, but I had no idea what she meant. Still, I could see that the words flowed together like water over a riverbed.

Deva Fagan

Our words were a shaky ladder; all I could do was climb, uncertain if I was about to surmount a glorious peak or fall and smash myself on the rocks below.

P.G. Wodehouse

What ho!" I said.
"What ho!" said Motty.
"What ho! What ho!"
"What ho! What ho! What ho!"
After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.

Pete Wentz

Sometimes when it looks like I'm deep in thought I'm just trying not to have a conversation with people.

Christopher Paolini

As far as I am concerned, philosophic questioning is just as likely to make you confused and depressed as it is to improve your condition.

Meghan Daum

At some point in my early forties I realized that my primary goal in just about any verbal exchange is to lighten the mood.

Frank C. Laubach

Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation-and for me the most important part is listening to God's replies.

Simone Elkeles

You’re not the only one in this relationship who loves a
challenge,” he says. “And just so you know for the future, I like my double-chocolate chip
cookies warm and soft in the middle . . . and without magnets glued to them.

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The world is full of unrequited love,' I said finally.
'You and Patrick having problems?' Dad said, reaching around to get the butter out of the fridge.
'No, I was just wondering what you would say if I was a lesbian.'
'Come again?' said Lester. 'I'm having a hard time following this conversation.

Jane Austen

My idea of good company, Mr. Eliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.

C. JoyBell C.

Where are you?" he asked. "I'm right here" she said. "I know, but it feels like one percent of you is somewhere else, where is that one percent?" he said. "I don't know....I think I'm always like that..." she answered. "I like that." "You do?" "Yes, because that way, I have to always look for the one percent to find it.

Amit Kalantri

An advice is truly valuable when people not just give it their ears but also their obedience.

Fredrik Backman

She just smiled, said that she loved books more than anything, and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about. And Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life.

William Shakespeare

More of your conversation would infect my brain.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Smartphones are tools which fools fiddle with when they are around people that they don’t have the courage, or, the intellect, to converse with.

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The host took care to produce one or another of these whenever the current subjects seemed about used up, so that the conversation gathered new life and at the same time steered clear of political arguments, which are hindersome to both ingestion and digestion.

Aspen Baker

I want a future abortion conversation known for its openness, respect and empathy, so instead of generating more heat, anger and conflict, I practice pro-voice.

Anne Lamott

I've given guys blow jobs just because I've run out of things to talk about.'
Oh, Rae. Who hasn't

Paul Russell

I think good conversation is really the best form of sex.

Suzanne Collins

You asked why the rate hate Overlanders so deeply. It is because they know one will be the warrior of the prophecy," said Vikus.
"Oh, I see," said Gregor. "So, when's he coming?"
Vikus fixed his eyes on Gregor. "I believe he is already here.

Antonin Sertillanges

Friendship is an obstetric art; it draws out our richest and deepest resources; it unfolds the wings of our dreams and hidden indeterminate thoughts; it serves as a check on our judgements, tries out our new ideas, keeps up our ardor, and inflames our enthusiasm.

Cindy Ann Peterson

The art of civil conversation begins at birth. Then goes from the dinner table to the schoolroom, to interaction among friends, to the work place, and on to other places where all manner of social interactions are required.

Marty Rubin

An artist's work is one long conversation with life.

Raheel Farooq

That which is worth telling is not worth having.

Todd Stocker

Talking with three people deeply is better than talking with thirty people superficially.

Vikrant Datta

The people who ask questions decide the quality of their conversation.

Randy Alcorn

Yanked out of the present, Adam discovered the richness of the past in people's stories.

Michael Chabon

He was through with this conversation. As a rule, they tended to avoid questions like "How sane are we?" and "Do our lives have meaning?" The need for avoidance was acute and apparent to both of them.

Carolyn Byers Ruch

Sometimes I hesitate to use the term sexual abuse. It conjures up worst-case scenarios in our minds, and we think, "That will never happen to my kids." And we never begin the conversation regarding sexual abuse with our children. But one violation left in secret can cause significant pain.

Charles Bukowski

she wasn't very
but few people

Tom Burns

Talking about abstract things is important. Having big, wild conversations about concepts like art, music, time travel, and dreams makes it much easier when you’ll eventually need to talk about things like anger, sadness, pain, and love.

Marty Rubin

Wherever freedom is being discussed, we're all part of the conversation.

Rosamund Lupton

Things are embarrassing, best to avoid them. But since your death I prefer a naturalist style of conversation. Let's strip it down to what matters. Let's have emotions and beliefs on show without the modest covering of small talk.

Terry Tempest Williams

CONVERSATION is the vehicle for change.

Denise Moreland

Imagine going to work every day to do only and exactly what you love!! All the work gets done because of the abundant diversity of your team. Different skills, interests and talents are woven together into a whole that is much greater than the sum of the parts!

Neil Postman

Americans no longer talk to each other, they entertain each other. They do not exchange ideas, they exchange images. They do not argue with propositions; they argue with good looks, celebrities and comercials.

John Hannah

Funny how nobody talks on the tubes, isn't it? I rarely catch the tube myself, or lifts. Confined spaces, everybody shuts down. Why is that? Perhaps we think everybody on the tube is a potential psychopath or a drunk,so we close down and pretend to read a book or something.

Kishore Bansal

Genuine people never seems to be in rush. In their conversation they make the other person feel special.

Turcois Ominek

I like people who can keep the conversation going no matter how random the topic gets.

Donna Lynn Hope

Weird people don't care if they're weird. They are the most entertaining to converse with because nothing is off-limits.

Ann Patchett

Whenever I saw her, I felt like I had been living in another country, doing moderately well in another language, and then she showed up speaking English and suddenly I could speak with all the complexity and nuance that I hadn't realized was gone. With Lucy I was a native speaker.

Anne Brontë

I possess the faculty of enjoying the company of those I - of my friends as well in silence as in conversation.

Malcolm Forbes

The art of conversation lies in listening

Marisa De Los Santos

Conversationally, we were Fred and Ginger - spin, slide, shuffle, bend.

Rebecca Goldstein

Plato worried that philosophical writing would take the place of living conversations for which, in philosophy, there is no substitute.

Carolyn Byers Ruch

Build a bridge over shame by teaching kids about sexual abuse. Give them a chance to run to us should they encounter it. Be their hero.

Carolyn Byers Ruch

Protecting our kids from sexual abuse is not accomplished in a single conversation, but in ongoing conversations grounded in honesty and trust.

Angie Karan Krezos

Be mindful of your self-talk. It is a conversation with the universe. You are a being, full of infinite possibilities! Focus your mind with positivity and you will have dictated the direction of your journey, your soul and your being, cascading in infinite abundance.

Nikhil Sharda

Shocked my old friend from China, Deja Vu, when I turned up at his door without notice.

Dejan Stojanovic

Everybody talks, but there is no conversation.

Christopher Fowler

The true mark of English conversation is not being able to tell when you've been insulted. I think the more sophisticated society becomes, the more it hides behind the masks it manufactures.

Michel De Montaigne

The most fruitful and natural exercise for our minds is, in my opinion, conversation.

Peter Hedges

I left this conversation hours ago, but somehow my mouth is still moving, words are still forming, and none have seemed to offend. Amazing, the mind. My mind, I mean. Not hers.

Nicholas Dawidoff

Berg paid his way with stories.

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