The best of life is conversation, and the greatest success is confidence, or perfect understanding between two people.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
One ought, each day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.
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.
Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom.
Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.
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.
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.
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.
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
Two people in a conversation amount to four people talking. The four are what one person says, what he really wanted to say, what his listener heard, and what he thought he heard.
People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share, and no one dare disturb the Sound of Silence.
There is nothing so annoying as having two people talking when you're busy interrupting.
Just as a man is fulfilled through working out the intricate details of solving a problem, a woman is fulfilled through talking about the details of her problems.
In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving, instead of actually getting up and leaving.
The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet.
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