Gossip Quotes

Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.

George Eliot

Most women indulge in idle gossip, which is the henchman of rumor and scandal.

Octave Feuillet

A long-tongued, babbling gossip.

William Shakespeare

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

Walter Winchell

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

Oscar Wilde

A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much


Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down


Gossip, n.: Hearing something you like about someone you don't.

Earl Wilson

Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously

Elbert Hubbard

Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.

Liz Smith

Gossip is nature's telephone.

Sholom Aleichem

Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same.

Phyllis McGinley

Gossip is the tool of the poet, the shoptalk of the scientist and the consolation of the housewife, wit, tycoon and intellectual. It begins in the nursery and ends when speech is past.

Phyllis McGinley

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.

Spanish Proverb

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.

Will Rogers
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