Quotes: conversation

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  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
  • Assata Shakur
    Assata Shakur
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    I found that people had all kinds of levels of consciousness, all kinds of levels of education, but that Cubans in general were very educated politically. I could go sit in a bus and get into a conversation with someone and that person had a wealth of knowledge. And energy!
  • John Cleese
    John Cleese
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    I got off lightly. Think what I’d have had to pay Alyce if she had contributed anything to the relationship - such as children, or a conversation.
  • Seth Godin
    Seth Godin
    American author and business executive 1960-
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    I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge.
  • Sylvia Plath
    Sylvia Plath
    American poet 1932-1963
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    I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.
  • Antonin Artaud
    Antonin Artaud
    French producer and Actor 1896-1948
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    I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
  • Anthony Hope
    Anthony Hope
    English writer 1863-1933
    Anthony Hope
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    I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation.
  • Edward Dahlberg
    Edward Dahlberg
    American novelist, essayist and autobiographer 1900-1977
    Edward Dahlberg
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    I would rather take hellebore than spend a conversation with a good, little man.
  • Barry Humphries
    Barry Humphries
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    I've played Beckett. I put on in the 1950s the first Australian production of 'Waiting for Godot.' I played Estragon. The most interesting conversation I've had about Beckett was with a Dublin taxi driver.
  • Emily Post
    Emily Post
    American writer about etiquette 1872-1960
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    Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.
  • Brody Jenner
    Brody Jenner
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    If a guy's talking to you at a club and you're having a long conversation, and then one of your friends comes up and he automatically devotes his attention to her, that's always a sign to look for. They're not always just doing it 'cause they're being 'friendly.' They want to look for somebody new.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's conversation.
  • If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible.
  • Leigh Hunt
    Leigh Hunt
    British poet, essaywriter 1784-1859
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    If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.