Talking Quotes

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Lemony Snicket
“If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

“When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.”
Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Dairy Queen

Gloria Whelan
“They were all brilliant. They wrote books and painted pictures, and if they ever stopped talking, which I was sure they would never do, they planned to change the world.”
Gloria Whelan, Listening for Lions

Stephen Hawking
“For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”
Stephen Hawking

Fredrik Backman
“She just smiled, said that she loved books more than anything, and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about. And Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life.”
Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

William Faulkner
“Talk, talk, talk: the utter and heartbreaking stupidity of words.”
William Faulkner, Mosquitoes

Johnny Depp
“You gotta be careful: don't say a word to nobody about nothing anytime ever.”
Johnny Depp

David Levithan
“I wanted to talk to someone. But who? It’s moments like this, when you need someone the most, that your world seems smallest.”
David Levithan, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Shannon L. Alder
“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.”
Shannon L. Alder

Bernard M. Baruch
“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”
Bernard M. Baruch

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“We can't lose you," she said after a few moments of awkward as hell silence. "You have to understand that we aren't doing this because we don't care about Kat. We're doing this because we love you."

"But I love her," I said without hesitation.

Dee's eyes widened, probably since it was the first time she'd herd me say it out loud, well, about anyone other than my family. I wished I had said it more often, especially to Kat. Funny how that kind of shit always turns out in the end. While you're deep in something, you never say or do what you need to. It's always after the fact, when it's too late that you realize what you've should've said or done/

It couldn't be too late. I knew that. The fact that I was still alive was testament to that. Like Dee said, though, there were worse things than death.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Origin

Susan Cain
“We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Neil Postman
“Americans no longer talk to each other, they entertain each other. They do not exchange ideas, they exchange images. They do not argue with propositions; they argue with good looks, celebrities and commercials.”
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

John Green
“I hated talking, and I hated listening to everyone else stumble on their words and try to phrase things in the vaguest possible way so they wouldn’t sound dumb.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Abraham Lincoln
“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.”
Abraham Lincoln

Shannon L. Alder
“Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless.”
Shannon L. Alder

Sarah Dessen
“There's something nice about the silence of a car ride in the dark, going home. When you were tired of the radio and conversation, and it was okay to just be alone with your thoughts and the road ahead. If you're that comfortable with someone, you don't have to talk.”
Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

Tarjei Vesaas
“Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.”
Tarjei Vesaas, The Boat in the Evening

Charlie Kaufman
“Constantly talking isn't necessarily communicating.”
Charlie Kaufman

“The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent'.”
Alfred Brendel

Shannon L. Alder
“The Anatomy of Conflict:

If there is no communication then there is no respect. If there is no respect then there is no caring. If there is no caring then there is no understanding. If there is no understanding then there is no compassion. If there is no compassion then there is no empathy. If there is no empathy then there is no forgiveness. If there is no forgiveness then there is no kindness. If there is no kindness then there is no honesty. If there is no honesty then there is no love. If there is no love then God doesn't reside there. If God doesn't reside there then there is no peace. If there is no peace then there is no happiness. If there is no happiness ----then there IS CONFLICT BECAUSE THERE IS NO COMMUNICATION!”
Shannon L. Alder

Hugh Prather
“No matter what we talk about, we are talking about ourselves”
Hugh Prather, I Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Me

Victoria Moran
“Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? She was right–and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head. (339)”
Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

Lauren Kate
“They could steam up windows with their kisses, but as soon as they started using
their mouths for other things—like talking—everything got so complicated.”
Lauren Kate, Torment

Dean F. Wilson
“That was the trouble with explaining with words. If you explained with gunpowder, people listened.”
Dean F. Wilson, Dustrunner

“The more you talk about them, the more important they will feel. The more you listen to them, the more important you will make them feel.”
Roy T. Bennett

“I knew people were talking, but I wasn't listening. I wasn't interested in anything anyone had to say.”
Michael Thomas Ford, Suicide Notes

Criss Jami
“Drunken men give some of the best pep talks.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Haruki Murakami
“It's easy to talk big, but the important thing is whether or not you clean up the shit.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings. Never underestimate the power of a single word, and never recklessly throw around words. One wrong word, or misinterpreted word, can change the meaning of an entire sentence and start a war. And one right word, or one kind word, can grant you the heavens and open doors.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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