Talk Quotes

Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddamn rules.

Maria Callas

Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him, Feinstein, and King, the better off we all are. If they had taught a class on how to be the kind of citizen Dick Cheney worries about, I would have finished high school.

Edward Snowden

The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept.

George Carlin

Some people like to talk of intuition as a way of knowing truth; that gut reactions are as good as evidence based facts. Its a really silly way of thinking...

Derren Victor Brown

Love is large; love defies limits. People talk about the sanctity of love -- love is by definition sacred. Not some love between some people, but all love between all people.

Jennifer Beals

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.

Francis Bacon

I'd rather talk to people who do things than complain about other people who do things. I say they're idiots.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Some people talk about me like a revolutionary. That's nonsense; all I did was copy B.B. King.

Eric Clapton

If we don't talk about this epidemic we are going to die.

Moran Margaret Cho

We talk on principle, but we act on interest

Walter Savage Landor

Cornelia kept her in talk till her children came from school, "and these," said she, "are my jewels."

Robert Burton

I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.

George Walker Bush

The world talks to the mind. Parents speak more intimately -- they talk to the heart.

Hain Ginott

If you don't wish a man to do a thing you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.

Thomas Carlyle

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.

Jules Renard

The practical politics of all the philosophers, no matter how-great their theoretical differences, were the same. They practiced an art of writing that appealed to the prevailing moral taste of the regime in which they found themselves, but which could lead some astute readers outside of it to the Elysian Fields where the philosophers meet to talk.

Allan David Bloom

Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way.

Antoine Rivarol

We hear talk of sanctified selfishness, of the adorable expansion of one race across the others, of noble hatreds and glorious conquests, and we see these ideals trying to take shape on all hands.

Henri Barbusse

As I go musing through this mournful land Soothed by the pine-tree's solemn harmony, Thy well-loved image comes and walks by me. I seem to hold thee by the gentle hand And talk of things I dimly understand, That thy dear spirit set to mine may be As to an intricate lock the simple key.

John Evelyn Barlas

Before eating, always take a little time to thank the food. When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it. All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.

Arapaho

You cannot talk to people successfully if they think you are not interested in what they have to say or you have no respect for them.

Larry King

A craftsman knows in advance what the finished result will be, while the artist knows only what it will be when he has finished it. But it is unbecoming in an artist to talk about inspiration; that is the reader's business.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Compassion is not a popular virtue. Very often when I talk to religious people, and mention how important it is that compassion is the key, that it's the sine qua non of religion, people look kind of balked, and stubborn sometimes, as much to say, "what's the point of having religion if you can't disapprove of other people?" And sometimes we use religion just to back up these unworthy hatreds, because we're frightened too.

Karen Armstrong

With the exception of the New York Times, Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio, the rest of the mainstream media has basically been silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys.

Curt Weldon

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