Quotes: conversation

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  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    Criticism should be a casual conversation.
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    Amos Bronson Alcott
    American educator and social reformer 1799-1888
    Amos Bronson Alcott
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    Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
  • Design is about creating spaces for people to enjoy and of course, creating moments where you elevate the spirit, but 'design for good' is figuring out a program that not only creates better spaces, but creates jobs, creates new industry and really kind of raises the conversation about how we rebuild.
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
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    Do I belong in the conversation about the best artists in the world? My answer is yes, I do.
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin Hubbard
    American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist 1868–1930
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    Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Eloquence is a republican art, as conversation is an aristocratic one.
  • Billy Baldwin
    Billy Baldwin
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    Evergreen had opened up a whole new world to me. There I met many internationally celebrated people: there I was surrounded by the best art and music, as well as conversation. I knew I could never return to the life I had led before.
  • James Boswell
    James Boswell
    Scottish biographer and diarist 1740-1795
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    For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
  • Brooke Burke
    Brooke Burke
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    Forget all the bars and schmoozing and everybody checking out everybody else. My ideal date would be to park in a dark place, check out the stars, and have a great conversation. When all else fails, you can just make out.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to have anything to say to each other for more than ten minutes at a stretch. The barriers are ancient - perhaps rooted, as some paleontologist may soon discover, in the contrast between the occasional guttural utterances exchanged in male hunting bands and the extended discussions characteristic of female food-gathering groups.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    Good conversation unrolls itself like the spring or like the dawn.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.
  • He who is silent must be agreed with, for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon, without the winds of conversation to shoulder them.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful.
  • Bruce Cameron
    Bruce Cameron
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    I am stunned by how much time and effort I must spend marketing my book and interacting with my readers. With social media, you don't just publish a book and figure you've done your part; your fans want to talk to you, have a conversation.