Conversation Quotes

Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.

Anatole France

It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things till the truth in them becomes your own and part of your being, that ensures your growth

Frederick William Robertson

To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation

Chinese Proverb

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Joseph Addison

Somehow, the conversation mentioned your name. And someone asked if I knew you. Looking away I thought of all the times we had together; Sharing laughter, tears, jokes and tons more. And then, without explanation you were gone. I looked to where they


It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.

James Boswell

A pas de deux is a dialogue of love. How can there be conversation if one partner is dumb?

Rudolf Nureyev

We of the genus Homo ride the logs that float down the Round river, and by a little judicious "burling" we have learned to guide their direction and speed. This feat entitles us to the specific appellation sapiens. The technique of burling is called economics, the remembering of old routes is called in history, the selection of new ones is called statesmanship, the conversation about oncoming rifles and rapids is called politics. Some of the crew aspire to burl not only their own blogs, but the whole flotilla as well. This collective bargaining with nature is called national planning.

Aldo Leopold

What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher.

William Glasser

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter

Winston Churchill

To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.

Jerome K. Jerome

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