Gossip Quotes

Gossip, like ennui, is born of idleness.

Ninon de L'Enclos

Our globe discovers its bidden virtues, not only in heroes and arch-angels, but in gossips and nurses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.

Publilius Syrus

Live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

Will Rogers

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

Walter Winchell

A long-tongued, babbling gossip.

William Shakespeare

Female gossips are generally actuated by active ignorance.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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

Octave Feuillet

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

Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.

Will Rogers

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

Oscar Wilde

Conversation is an exercise of the mind;gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.


Gossip is what no one claims to like -- but everyone enjoys.

Joseph Conrad

Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.


Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.

Frank A. Clark

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

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 nature's telephone.

Sholom Aleichem

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

Liz Smith

Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously

Elbert Hubbard

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

Earl Wilson

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


He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue

Mark Twain

Show me someone who never gossips, and I'll show you someone who isn't interested in people.

Barbara Walters

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Updated On : March 28, 2008
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