Rumor Quotes

Some report elsewhere whatever is told them; the measure of fiction always increases, and each fresh narrator adds something to what he has heard.

Ovid

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

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.

Horace

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.

Edgar Watson Howe

And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Bible

And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.

Alexander Pope

Rumor doth double, like the voice and echo, The numbers of the feared.

William Shakespeare

Nature abhors a vacuum but why do most people hasten to fill in the blanks with garbage?

Vanna Bonta

What some invent the rest enlarge.

Jonathan Swift

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

Andy Warhol

We've heard the rumors, but it would be irresponsible to reply to those rumors at this stage.

Anthimos Thomopoulos

Enemies carry a report in form different from the original.

Plautus

A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor.

Latin Proverb

It (rumour) has a hundred tongues, a hundred mouths, a voice of iron.

Virgil

Rumor is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures, And of so easy and so plain a stop That the blunt monster with uncounted heads, The still-discordant wavering multitude, Can play upon it.

William Shakespeare

Rumor is the food of gossip.

Antoine Bret

False rumors die of their own stench.

Paul Chatfield

Rumor is like bees; the more you fight them the more you don't get rid of them.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Rumors generally grow deformed as they travel.

EDWARD COUNSEL

Rumors are like ripples in a cornfield. They are ephemeral, but they do indicate which way the wind is blowing.

SUSAN J. PALMER

Rumors are seen as crimes committed by third parties. They are perfect crimes and leave not the slightest trace and require no weapons whatsoever--the defense is left without a leg to stand on.

JEAN-NOEL KAPFERER

A little public scandal is good once in a while. It takes the tension out of the news.

Beryl Pfizer

Rumor grows as it goes.

Virgil

Rumor is rarely more interesting than fact, but it is always more readily available.

Stephen L. Carter

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Updated On : September 23, 2013
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