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.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing.
  • 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.
  • Bobby Moynihan
    Bobby Moynihan
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    'SNL' is one of those jobs where you are constantly reminded of how lucky you are and that you get to meet some of these people whose work you enjoy. Then you get to meet them, and they are just wonderful people. It turns out wonderfully, and you have a great conversation.
  • Bob Keeshan
    Bob Keeshan
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    A child needs to be listened to and talked to at 3 and 4 and 5 years of age. Parents should not wait for the sophisticated conversation of a teenager.
  • 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.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    A few weeks ago, I was at the gym, talking to a friend about politics. Overhearing the conversation, a young man - maybe 25 years old - interrupted to say, 'Obama? He hasn't done a single thing!'
  • 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.
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