Talk Quotes

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

I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.

Sylvester Stallone

Simpletons talk of the past, wise men of the present, and fools of the future.

Napolon Bonaparte

When we\'re trying to solve difficult national issues its sometimes necessary to talk to adversaries as well as friends. Historians have a word for this: diplomacy.

Albright, Madeleine

The reality is we talk a lot about it, but we really don't give everyone an opportunity to buy into it, and this combines both the best of Republican and Democratic ideals.

Harold Ford

No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.

Henry Miller

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.

Eric Hoffer

The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much.

Thornton Wilder

It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.

Jeremy Bentham

A civil guest will no more talk all, than eat all the feast.

George Herheri

No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I was a very shy and introverted person, and it was hard for me to talk to people and make relationships.

Gabriela Sabatini

The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.

William Temple

You're in a much better position to talk with people when they approach you than when you approach them.

Peace Pilgrim

Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.

Robert Frost

It is a difficult task to talk to the purpose, and to put life and perspicuity into our discourse.

Jeremy Collier

The honorablest part of talk is to give the occasion, and again to moderate and pass to somewhat else; for then a man leads the dance.

Francis Bacon

Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two.

Oscar Wilde

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

Wayne Dyer

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.

Theodore Roosevelt

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

Nelson Mandela

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.

Oscar Wilde

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