Talking Quotes

Speaking to a lawyer about pictures is something like talking to a butcher about humanity.

John Constable

The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.

Robert Smith Surtees

It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.

Rose Macaulay

Share whatever it is you're ashamed about. You may think you can hide your shame by not talking about it, but in reality, it's your shame that's hiding you.

Adam Appleson

"If you've got the truth you can demonstrate it. Talking doesn't prove it."

Robert A. Heinlein

It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home for Christmas.

Ronald Reagan

It is my custom to keep on talking until I get the audience cowed

Mark Twain

We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin

Alan Watts

When [actors] are talking, they are servants of the dramatist. It is what they can show the audience when they are not talking that reveals the fine actor.

Cedric Hardwicke

Girls are losing their virginity at 15, 16. I'm not promoting that. But my†songs†are talking... about me becoming a man

Chris Brown†

I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar.

Benjamin Disraeli

If you know wilderness in the way that you know love, you would be unwilling to let it go. We are talking about the body of the beloved, not real estate.

Terry Tempest Williams

In an interconnected world, the defeat of international terrorism – and most importantly, the prevention of these terrorist organizations from obtaining weapons of mass destruction -- will require the cooperation of many nations. We must always reserve the right to strike unilaterally at terrorists wherever they may exist. But we should know that our success in doing so is enhanced by engaging our allies so that we receive the crucial diplomatic, military, intelligence, and financial support that can lighten our load and add legitimacy to our actions. This means talking to our friends and, at times, even our enemies.


I was happy but happy is an adult world. You don't have to ask a child about happy, you see it. They are or they are not Adults talk about being happy because largely they are not. Talking about it is the same as trying to catch the wind. Much easier to let it blow all over you. This is where I disagree with the philosophers. They talk about passionate things but there is no passion in them. Never talk happiness with a philosopher

Jeanette Winterson

In overcoming prejudice, working together is even more effective than talking together.

Ralph W. Sockman
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