Quotes: conversation

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
  • Truman Capote
    Truman Capote
    American writer 1942-
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    A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
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    A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer 1885-1967
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    A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
  • Stevie Smith
    Stevie Smith
    English poet and novelist 1902-1971
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    A man may forgive many wrongs, but he cannot easily forgive anyone who makes it plain that his conversation is tedious.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.
  • Clive James
    Clive James
    Australian author, poet, translator and memoirist 1939-
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    As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
  • John Donne
    John Donne
    English poet 1572-1632
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    At most, the greatest persons are but great wens, and excrescences; men of wit and delightful conversation, but as morals for ornament, except they be so incorporated into the body of the world that they contribute something to the sustentation of the whole.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
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    Become aware of internal, subjective, sub-verbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.
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