Quotes by talking

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
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    Calvin: Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Hobbes: Probably so we can think twice.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
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    Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking.
    Source: British Telecom advertentie (1993)
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
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    Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.
  • Alma Guillermoprieto
    Alma Guillermoprieto
    Mexican journalist
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    Talking in one language and talking in another, I think inevitably, produce two different personalities, as far as I've seen in other people. I assume it does the same for me.
  • Ben Johnson
    Ben Johnson
    English playwright and poet 1572-1637
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    Talking is the disease of age.
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
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    Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking.
  • Betty Ford
    Betty Ford
    American First Lady 1918-2011
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    When I say we've had an ideal marriage, I'm not just talking about physical attraction, which I can imagine can wear pretty thin if it's all a couple has built on. We've had that and a whole lot more.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.
  • A billion here, a billion there, and soon you're talking about real money.
  • Anne Enright
    Anne Enright
    Irish writer 1962-
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    A drinker does not exist. Whatever they say, it is just the drink talking.
    Source: De samenkomst (2010) 55
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    A few weeks ago, I was at the gym, talking to a friend about politics. Overhearing the conversation, a young man - maybe 25 years old - interrupted to say, 'Obama? He hasn't done a single thing!'
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
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    A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself.
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