Quotes: conversation

Quotes 136 till 148 of 148.

  • Walter Savage Landor
    Walter Savage Landor
    British poet 1775-1864
    Walter Savage Landor
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    What is reading, but silent conversation.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
  • When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation.
  • Billy Williams
    Billy Williams
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    When they told me there would be a statue erected at Wrigley Field, I was happy with that. I know there will be a meeting place for a lot of people. There will be a conversation every day. They say now, 'I'll meet you at Ernie Banks' statue.' After Sept. 7, they'll say, 'I'll meet you by Billy Williams' statue.'
  • When you're suddenly pregnant and no one is standing by your side, even if you're in your 30s, it's a hard conversation. I'm a traditional girl, and I believe in marriage, and I just always thought that's the way I'd be doing this.
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    Wine is a part of society because it provides a basis not only for a morality but also for an environment; it is an ornament in the slightest ceremonials of French daily life, from the snack to the feast, from the conversation at the local café to the speech at a formal dinner.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love, I have what is better - the experience of Sappho, of Euripides, of Catallus, of Shakespeare, of Spenser, of Austen, of Bronte, of anyone else I have read.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
  • Michael Wilding
    Michael Wilding
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    You can pick out actors by the glazed look that comes into their eyes when the conversation wanders away from themselves.
  • S. I. Hayakawa
    S. I. Hayakawa
    Canada-American Senator 1902-1992
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    You guys are both saying the same thing. The only reason you're arguing is because you're using different words. Conversation in a dorm room quoted in Language in Thought and Action,
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    A collections of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.