Quotes: conversation

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  • J. Erskine
    J. Erskine
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    Only if we can restrain ourselves is conversation possible.
  • John Erskine
    John Erskine
    American educator and author, pianist and composer 1879-1951
    John Erskine
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    Only if we can restrain ourselves is conversation possible. Good talk rises upon much discipline.
    Source: The complete life (1943)
  • Fulke Greville
    Fulke Greville
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    Our companions please us less from the charms we find in their conversation than from those they find in ours.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
    Adam Smith
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    People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    People who make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.
  • Brad Feld
    Brad Feld
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    Periodically, at the end of a conversation, someone will ask me, 'Is there something I can do for you?' I used to answer with 'Do something that is helpful to something or someone in my world.'
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.
  • George William Curtis
    George William Curtis
    American journalist 1824-1892
    George William Curtis
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    Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
  • Bruce Catton
    Bruce Catton
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    Say this for big league baseball - it is beyond any question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America.
  • Bruce Catton
    Bruce Catton
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    Say this much for big league baseball - it is beyond question the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America.
  • Cullen Hightower
    Cullen Hightower
    American quotation and quip writer 1923-2008
    Cullen Hightower
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    Saying what we think gives a wider range of conversation than saying what we know.
  • Peter Ustinov
    Peter Ustinov
    British actor, writer, director 1921-
    Peter Ustinov
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    Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    She has lost the art of conversation, but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    Silence is one great art of conversation. He is not a fool who knows when to hold his tongue; and a person may gain credit for sense, eloquence, wit, who merely says nothing to lessen the opinion which others have of these qualities in themselves.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
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    Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.