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Talking Quotes

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If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

No matter how calmly you try to referee,
parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior,
and I'm not talking about the kids.
Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby

 

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

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The dialogue between client and architect is about
as intimate as any conversation you can have,
because when you're talking about building a house,
you're talking about dreams.
- Robert A. M. Stern

The politicians were talking themselves red,
white and blue in the face.
- Clare Boothe Luce

If you have never experienced the practice
of daily journaling, give it a try. I highly recommend it.
When I say "journaling," I am not referring to a diary
in which to record the events of your life,
I am talking about a place to record your feelings -
a friend with whom to share your troubles, fears, hopes, and dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'll let the racket do the talking.
- John McEnroe

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry,
you are talking about every person on earth.
- Alex Haley

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating.
- John Walters

I don't think we're going to save anything if we go
around talking about saving plants and animals only;
we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
- Jim Fowler

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family,
together, all of us laughing and talking,
loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
- LaToya Jackson

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics
and computers come together.
I'm talking about an organic computer -
about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
- Alvin Toffler

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us,
is a very nice thing...
you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones,
you are talking about computers.
This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
- Jimmy Carter

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
- Plato

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

I could talk food all day.
I love good food.
- Tom Brady

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
- Thomas Fuller

You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
- Gordon Sinclair

The less food, the more time to talk,
the more to talk about.
- Damon Wayans

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

They say women talk too much.
If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

I've made an odd discovery.
Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that
happiness is no longer a possibility.
Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicault

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
- Donald E. Westlake

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common is that
they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan

Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time.
It's when you make your best friends -
I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to.
You get the best and the worst as a teen.
You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.
- Sophia Bush

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley

Beauty is only skin deep.
If you go after someone just because she's beautiful
but don't have anything to talk about,
it's going to get boring fast.
You want to look beyond the surface and see if you
can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person.
- Amanda Peet

There was endless action - not just football,
but sailboats, tennis and other things:
movement.
There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head
of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom,
but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.
- Charles Spalding

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

I'm very girly.
I love to talk about diets, exercise,
kids, make-up.
- Rachel Hunter

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Regrets and their cousins, resentments,
are a huge cause of self-inflicted suffering.
Sometimes it takes years of psychotherapy
to gain freedom from regrets about what you did or did not do,
and freedom from resentment over what others did or did not do.
Sometimes it takes a lifetime of self-talk to remember
to put the past in the past where it belongs.
However, sometimes a simple symbolic act can help immeasurably
to grant ourselves freedom from the past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I like to talk about a thing I call a "practiced pause."
Just a few moments of pausing allows me
to consider a circumstance and take stock
of what the best direction might be.
Reactions tend to rise from habit and unconsidered action.
A Response is considered and thoughtful.
My actions are my own and I am, singularly,
responsible for what I see, say, feel and exert.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
- Lao Tzu


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