Talking and Talking and Talking

Sunday, March 10, 2013 – Talking and Talking and Talking

If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour? ~ Thomas Jefferson

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.~ François de La Rochefoucauld

The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. ~ Fran Lebowitz

A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected. ~ Carl Sandburg

Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides. ~ Harry S. Truman

I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace. ~ George W. Bush

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about. ~ Miguel de Unamuno

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. ~ Steve Martin

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies. ~ Le Corbusier

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

A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking. ~ Malcolm De Chazal

It ain’t a bad plan to keep still occasionally even when you know what you’re talking about. ~ Kin Hubbard

An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person. ~ Joseph Addison

In some situations, if you say nothing, you are called dull; if you talk, you are thought impertinent and arrogant. It is hard to know what to do in this case. The question seems to be, whether your vanity or your prudence predominates. ~ William Hazlitt

I don’t watch television; I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself. ~ Stephen Fry

When all those city folks try to fix up my talking, all they do is mess me up. ~ Loretta Lynn

Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed. ~ Walter Lippmann

Always remember, money isn’t everything – but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense. ~ Earl Wilson

You gotta be careful: don’t say a word to nobody about nothing anytime ever. ~ Johnny Depp

In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine. ~ Fran Lebowitz

The American appetite for loneliness impressed me, and there was something about this solitude that freed conversation. One night at a bar, I met a man, and within five minutes he explained that he had just been released from prison. Another drinker told me that his wife had passed away, and he had recently suffered a heart attack, and now he hoped that he would die within the year. I learned that there’s no reliable small talk in America; at any moment a conversation can become personal. ~ Peter Hessler

There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you’re busy interrupting. ~ Mark Twain

I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments. ~ Oscar Wilde

Whenever you read a good book, it’s like the author is right there, in the room talking to you, which is why I don’t like to read good books. ~ Jack Handy

And the talk slid north, and the talk slid south / With the sliding puffs from the hookah-mouth; / Four things greater than all things are – / Women and Horses and Power and War.” ~ Rudyard Kipling, Ballad of the King’s Jest

If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one. ~ Andy Rooney


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