Gossip, n.: Hearing something you like about someone you don't.
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory
Gossip is the Devil's radio.
A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself
Live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
Those who know the joys and miseries of celebrity when they have passed the age of forty know how to defend themselves. They are at the beginning of a series of small worries, thunderbolts hidden under flowers, but they know how to hold in check that monster advertisement. It is a sort of octopus with innumerable tentacles. It throws out to right and left, in front and behind, its clammy arms, and gathers in, through its thousand little suckers, all the gossip and slander and praise afloat, to spit out again at the public when it is vomiting its black gall. But those who are caught in the clutches of celebrity at the age of twenty two know nothing.
Our social relationships are limited, most of the time, to gossip and criticizing people's behavior. This observation slowly pushed me to isolate from the so-called social life. My days pass by in solitude.