Quotes: discuss

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  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
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    An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ''Gentlemen'' to the person with whom he is conversing.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.
  • Mohsin Hamid
    Mohsin Hamid
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    I actually feel that personal matters, like religion and spirituality, are things that I really discuss only with intimates. I think it's, in a way, like sexuality, something where it touches upon something very private.
  • Anna Quindlen
    Anna Quindlen
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    Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    If I may discuss the idea of explosion. The number of regulations issued in the last two years is approximately the same as the number issued in the last two years of the Bush administration.
  • Lillian Hellman
    Lillian Hellman
    American playwright 1905-1984
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    It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
  • Allen Klein
    Allen Klein
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    Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals.
  • Bill Veeck
    Bill Veeck
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    This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.
  • George Holbrook Jackson
    George Holbrook Jackson
    British journalist, writer and publisher 1874-1948
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    Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    We cannot discuss the state of our minorities until we first have a sense of what we are, who we are, what our goals are, and what we take life to be.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    We had the sky up there, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss whether they was made or just happened.
  • Cate Blanchett
    Cate Blanchett
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    We've enshrined the purity, sanctity, value, and importance of bringing children into the world, yet we don't discuss death. There used to be an enshrined period where mourning was a necessary part of going through the process of grieving; death wasn't considered morbid or antisocial. But that's totally gone.
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    English moviedirector 1899-1980
    Alfred Hitchcock
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    When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    When like-minded people, talking mostly with one another, end up thinking a more extreme version of what they thought before they started to talk... If you put a bunch of rebels in a room and ask them to discuss rebellion, they'll get more extreme.
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