Talking Quotes

To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

Ben Jonson

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness.

Margaret Millar

Talking is like playing on the harp; there is as much in laying the hands on the strings to stop their vibration as in twanging them to bring out their music.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Oscar Wilde

Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.

Marcel Proust

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.

Muhammad Ali

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

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

Jeremy Collier

I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.

Oscar Wilde

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.

C.S. Lewis

When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.

Victor Hugo

Set up the listening. Prepare who you are talking to for what you want them to hear. Get people to listen as a possibility rather than a problem.

Mal Pancoast

Talking much about oneself may be a way of hiding oneself.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing more difficult than talking about music.

Camille Saint-Saens

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

Robert Frost

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Updated On : June 11, 2013
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