Quotation Explorer - 'Conversation'

CONVERSATION, n. A fair to the display of the minor mental commodities, each exhibitor being too intent upon the arrangement of his own wares to observe those of his neighbor. - Ambrose Bierce
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees. - Michel de Montaigne
When you're ready to live as the victor and not the victim, you have to change the language that you give to yourself and then you have to change the conversation that you give to others. Words matter. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Books create readers; conversation creates friends. - Marty Rubin
The most influential of all educational factor is the conversation in a child's home. - William Temple
One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid. - Jonathan Swift
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. - George Bernard Shaw
Be mindful of your self-talk. It is a conversation with the universe. You are a being, full of infinite possibilities! Focus your mind with positivity and you will have dictated the direction of your journey, your soul and your being, cascading in infinite abundance. - Angie karan
Your birth is existence breathing out. Your life is the conversation with a message. Your death is existence breathing in. - Franklin Gillette
Enjoy the vacation without going; enjoy the conversation without talking. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
A conversation in which the two parties have different beliefs should never begin with the intention of converting the other party to your own beliefs. Every worthwhile conversation's goal should be to understand the other person's opinions and help them understand your own. - Emily Eskowich
In love, as in life, one misheard word can be tremendously important. If you tell someone you love them, for instance, you must be absolutely certain that they have replied "I love you back" and not "I love your back" before you continue the conversation. - Lemony Snicket
After several minutes of utterly dull conversation I began to think of her not as a woman but as a human, then not as a human but as an animal, then not as an animal but as a source of high-grade protein.
My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company. - Jane Austen
The host took care to produce one or another of these whenever the current subjects seemed about used up, so that the conversation gathered new life and at the same time steered clear of political arguments, which are hindersome to both ingestion and digestion. - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Discussions should always be held just before going to bed, your rear protected by sleep. How painful, after an intellectual conversation, to have to go about with your mind so stirred up. - Thomas Mann
Tough topics are only tough for those who don't want to approach conversation, who don't like problematizing the status quo and nuancing the narrative. - Monica O Montgomery
The only thing that guarantees an open-ended collaboration among human beings, the only thing that guarantees that this project is truly open-ended, is a willingness to have our beliefs and behaviors modified by the power of conversation. - Sam Harris
For good or ill, your conversation is your advertisement. Every time you open your mouth you let men look into your mind. Do they see it well clothed, neat, busineswise?
Marriage: a long conversation chequered by disputes. - Robert Louis Stevenson
To write a diary is to make a series of choices about what to omit, what to forget. A memorable sandwich, an unmemorable flight of stairs. A memorable bit of conversation surrounded by chatter that no one records. - Sarah Manguso
Spirituality is conversation with God, everything else is just religious custom. - Stefan Emunds
If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale. - Nicholas Sparks
Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. - Cory Doctorow
To an extent, we get the big businesses we deserve. No conversation about the role of business in society is complete without considering the role of the public. Ultimately it is the public as consumers, as citizens who create the environment in which business operates. - Jon Miller
The more you concentration on God, the longer your conversation with him lasts and the holier his consacration will be on you. Let your communication with him be controlled by your committment. - Israelmore Ayivor
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than about what others are saying, and we never listen when we are eager to speak.
Points of views that are expressed on Twitter don’t intend to offend, but rather defend and open the conversation up to everyone so that no one has to pretend. - Germany Kent
The law of nature is alternation for evermore. Each electrical state superinduces the opposite. The soul environs itself with friends, that it may enter into a grander self-acquaintance or solitude; and it goes alone for a season, that it may exalt its conversation or society. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I wish to offer the world more than just beauty and plastic moments. I wish to offer the world depth, conversation, poetry and wisdom. I hope you do not deny me when I open these doors. - Maria Elena
A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never. - Henry Ward Beecher
To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation. - François de La Rochefoucauld
Conversation often becomes mere verbal performance and oral horseplay rather than fair-minded communication. (Juicy rumours ) - Erik Pevernagie
I like people who can keep the conversation going no matter how random the topic gets. - Turcois Ominek
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. - Dorothy Nevill
When someone is hurt andwe hear ourselves saying"I don't understand, why"PAUSEAt the pause, ask "What am I missing here ?"At the pause, stop judging, stop reacting,get curious and believe their hurt stateAt the pause, tap into their heart and mind.Now see how this pause transforms the conversation. - Wordions
Conversation with God leads to an encounter with God. Prayer turns theology into experience. - Tim Keller
The author relates George Bernard Shaw's sentiments that polite conversation excludes the only two subjects that matter, religion and politics. - Lyle Wesley Dorsett
I have been waiting for many lifetimes to recognize that I am worthy and in one brief conversation I learned that I am simply because I was born. Worthiness is not earned, it is given as a result of birth. - Monika Zands
An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation
The boring thing with taking a walk with someone is that your thoughts are then dictated by the subject or subjects of your conversation; and that is made worse by the fact that most sane people are terrified of silence whenever they are with or near someone. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Every artist joins a conversation that's been going on for generations, even millennia, before he or she joins the scene. - John Barth
A quote is not a conversation, but an invitation to change your perspective. - Shannon L. Alder
An Appreciative inquiry Conversation is the catalyst for strengths based innovation. - Tony Dovale
Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
My God! The English language is a form of communication! Conversation isn't just crossfire where you shoot and get shot at! Where you've got to duck for your life and aim to kill! Words aren't only bombs and bullets —no, they're little gifts, containing meanings! - Philip Roth
Leadership is about relationships - whether it’s a business deal with a client or a conversation with a family member - our ability to understand and appreciate individual uniqueness and perspective is paramount to living a fulfilled life. - Steve Knox
Rather than a situation where people are naturally finding themselves reading the same thing and then talking about it, some readers are responding to celebrity in the hope that what they read will enable them to join an international conversation. - Tim Parks
I don't believe in literature-I believe in conversation. - Marty Rubin
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston S. Churchill
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Naming can satisfy a need, it can shorten a conversation that otherwise might go on for hours. - Nihad Sirees
. . .everyone took an interest in the conversation, for each one was interested in what he or she said. - Anatole France
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave the unsaid the wrong thing thing at the tempting moment. - Dorothy Nevill
Jesus shows us that there’s never a change of mind unless there’s a change of heart, and there will never be a change of heart without a conversation between trusted friends.Halter, Hugh (2014-02-01). Flesh: Bringing the Incarnation Down to Earth (p. 167). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition. - Hugh Halter
I want to hold you close, skin on skin, and let our heartbeats have a conversation. - John Mark Green
It only needs a desire, not words; to start a conversation. - Pratik Akkawar
Sometimes when it looks like I'm deep in thought I'm just trying not to have a conversation with people. - Pete Wentz
To harken to evil conversation is the road to wickedness.. (Pravis Assuescere Sermonibus Est Via Ad Rem Ipsam) - Anonymous
The act of nutrition is not a purely physiological event... The family meal is a formality that cultivates in us... a capacity for sharing, generosity, thoughtfulness, a talent for civilized conversation. - Francine Du Plessix Gray
That conversation with the taxi driver suddenly made clear to me the essence of the writer's occupation. We write books because our children aren't interested in us. We address ourselves to an anonymous world because our wives plug their ears when we speak to them. - Milan Kundera
The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts. - Rene Descartes
I became an artist because I wanted to be an active participant in the conversation about art. - Kamand Kojouri
Genuine people never seems to be in rush. In their conversation they make the other person feel special. - Kishore Bansal
Emily squared her shoulders and said simply, I’m fine, I’m not really loving your social skills though. Don’t you know this is no way to start a conversation? Emily’s mouth clamped shut at the expression on the monsters face. - Nicole Rae
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. - Plato
Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food. - Alfred Hitchcock
Marriage is a long conversation, someone once said, and maybe so is a rock band's life. A few minutes later, both were done. - Kim Gordon
Prayer is a conversation between two people who love each other -you and the Lord-and you don't have to use fancy or religious words to dialogue with him. - Cheri Fuller
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
It's always difficult to make conversation with a drunk, and there's no denying it, the sober are at a disadvantage with him. - W. Somerset Maugham
Beauty, business, blogs, & bullshit...never a dull conversation with your friends you have tons in common with. - April Mae Monterrosa
She was a coquette; he was sure she had a spirit of her own; but in her bright, sweet, superficial little visage there was no mockery, no irony. Before long it became obvious that she was much disposed towards conversation. - Henry James
Conversation is food for the soul. - Mexican Proverb
The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries. - René Descartes
No Ghost of any common sense begins a conversation - Lewis Carroll
Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. - Guy de Maupassant
Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation. - Kin Hubbard
I don't know how to have casual conversation. You think you're talking about one thing, and either you are and it's incredibly boring, or you're not because it's subtext and you need a decoder ring. - Sara B. Cooper
It gets you nowhere if the other person's tail is only just in sight for the second half of the conversation.
Eating without conversation is only stoking.
We are identified and known by the sort of fruit, the quantity of fruit, and the quality of fruit borne out in our daily conversation, conduct, and character. There is no greater criterion for Christians. It is the paramount gauge of God's people. - W. Phillip Keller
Let's go old school to impress people. Wear a smile, rather than a branded dress. Crease out our differences with understanding. And, use empathy, care, and patience as accessories. Then, let's make a conversation, not talk. Ah, what a fine world it would be! Fine, pure and minus artifice. - Saru Singhal
Four years after my father's death, when the subject of parents came up in conversation i would relate the information in a flat, matter-of-fact tone eager to detect in my listener the flinch of grief that eluded me. - Alison Bechdel
Good conversation is the equivalent of shared emotion. - Marty Rubin
It’s hard to hold a conversation with people when you’re not seeing them. - Dale Ludwig
Humans are probably the only creatures who know that they will die. They know for certain and yet they keep going. A resilient spirit and a need to survive does not make for cowardice.Salma to Merrick in Simple Conversation - Sonia Rumzi
I spend many hours in conversation with wonderful characters from fantastic books. - Patti Roberts
The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. - Sir Winston Churchill
One cannot always know what children are thinking. Children are hard to understand, especially when careful training has a custom them to obedience and experience has made them cautious in conversation with their teachers. - Catherine the Great
Most adults have a vocabulary of around 60,000 words, meaning that children must learn 10 to 20 words a day between the ages of eight months and 18 years. And yet the most frequent 100 words account for 60% of all conversations. The most common 4000 words account for 98% of conversation. - David Miller
One of my favorite things: good conversation with good friends. - Karen Salmansohn
Careers are developed one conversation at a time - over time. - Beverly Kaye Julie Winkle Giulioni
Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks more of what he intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I want love, passion, honesty, and companionship... sex that drives me crazy and conversation that drives me sane. - Steve Maraboli
I, myself, spent 9 years in an insane asylum and never had any suicidal tendencies, but I know that every conversation I had with a psychiatrist during the morning visit made me long to hang myself because I was aware that I could not slit his throat. - Antonin Artaud
Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The art of conversation lies in listening - Malcolm Forbes
The art of conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking agreeably.
Your ignorance, cramps my conversation. - Sir Anthony Hawkins
Sometimes I text the "wrong" person ... on purpose. Just to start a conversation. - Frank Warren
Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. - William Lyon Phelps
Conversation is the sexiest foreplay, the perfect prelude to sex, the fiery banter that gets you heated, the stimulation of the mind that transmits to the body. Conversation is a give and take. Just like sex itself. And the best give and takes the best conversations lead to the best sex. - Zara Barrie
The idea economy is a conversation. Try to channel or control that conversation and you will stop the chatter. - A.E. Samaan
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. - George Bernard Shaw
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. - Joseph Addison
Reading a book makes a conversation with the author (Robin Sharma on The Cure For Fear - Robin Sharma) - Deyth Banger
I appreciate my my sleep In sleep my conversation is witty My home is dusted My office work is up to date The dog is even well behaved And food is on the table on timeBut then when I'm asleep I don't have you to clutter and confuseMy hungry heart - Nikki Giovanni
Wherever freedom is being discussed, we're all part of the conversation. - Marty Rubin
A big group of daily friends or a white painted house with bills and mirrors, are not a necessity to me—but an intelligent conversation while sharing another coffee, is. - Charlotte Eriksson
Amazing relationships aren't about making one perfect choice in your choice of partner. They're about the infinite amount of choices you make in each conflict, each conversation, and each moment to open yourself and to stay open, even when it's hard. - Vironika Tugaleva
Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story."[A Conversation with , BookBrowse, 1998] - Alice Munro
Sometimes I hesitate to use the term sexual abuse. It conjures up worst-case scenarios in our minds, and we think, "That will never happen to my kids." And we never begin the conversation regarding sexual abuse with our children. But one violation left in secret can cause significant pain. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author. - Elbert Hubbard
In the time of to Augustine, the conversation in the West mostly had been a Christian reaction to outside ideas. After Augustine, the Great Conversation would be about his ideas for centuries. - John Mark Reynolds
Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of life. - O. Henry
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him. - Dr. Thomas Fuller
What happiness to sit in intimate conversation with someone of like mind, warmed by candid discussion of the amusing and fleeting ways of this world ... but such a friend is hard to find, and instead you sit there doing your best to fit in with whatever the other is saying, feeling deeply alone. - Kenkō Hōshi (Yoshida Kenkō)
I am not a fan of the magical quick fix in any fiction, including fantasy, scifi and comic books. Unless Dr. Who is involved, and then only because we get to use the phrase 'Timey-wimey wibbliness' which, I'm sure you'll agree, there are not enough occasions to drop into ordinary adult conversation. - Chris Dee
I like football. I find its an exciting strategic game. Its a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving. - Craig Ferguson
Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation. - Judith Martin
Travel, instead of broadening the mind, often merely lengthens the conversation.
If you feel alone take topic make conversation with your soul. it gives more positive attention to know who you are. - Bhoopal M
Gender is not an easy conversation to have. It makes people uncomfortable, sometimes even irritable. Both men and women are resistant to talk about gender, or are quick to dismiss the problems of gender. Because thinking of changing the status quo is always uncomfortable. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
Prayer should not be a structured and complicated conversation. It should be a simply and spontaneous conversation between heavenly Father and His sons and daughters. - Euginia Herlihy
I can't believe I spent 13 years at school and never got taught cooking, gardening, conversation, massage, Latin, or philosophy. What were they thinking? That I would somehow live off inorganic chemistry? - Neel Burton
The Gospel lives in conversation with culture, and if the Church holds back from the culture, the Gospel itself falls silent. Therefore, we must be fearless in crossing the threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place. - Pope John Paul II
your silence , my conversation - litymunshi
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation, and conversation must have a common basis, and between two people of widely different culture the only common basis possible is the lowest level. - Oscar Wilde
Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated. - Marquis de Sade
Prayer is a conversation with the Father you trust. - Sunday Adelaja
Most of the time, communication gets confused with conversation. In fact, the two are distinctly different. - A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. - Elizabeth Drew
Protecting our kids from sexual abuse is not accomplished in a single conversation, but in ongoing conversations grounded in honesty and trust. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
You can pick out actors by the glazed look that comes into their eyes when the conversation wanders away from themselves.
Sometimes the most important conversation we can have is with the waves of the ocean or the dewdrops on a blade of grass. Sometimes the easiest way to love yourself is to realize that you are all these things. You are everything you’ve ever loved. - Vironika Tugaleva
The worst part of an eminent man's conversation is, nine times out of ten, to be found in that part by which he means to be clever. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
This conversation with myself has an overwhelming aroma of narcissism. - Tawny Lara
I remember my own childhood vividly..I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn't let adults know I knew. It would scare them. (In conversation with Art Spiegelman, The New Yorker, September 27, 1993) - Maurice Sendak
Life is a conversation with yourself. And who are you if not the eternal presence behind everything that is, was, and will be? Like this, the blow of each breeze and the beauty of each sunset can teach you about yourself, if you listen. If you hear. - Vironika Tugaleva
Well-designed visuals do more than provide information; they bring order to the conversation. - Dale Ludwig
If it's any consolation, Princess, I think he's a supercilious, salacious sap.""You've been reading the dictionary!""My only hope of comprehending your conversation, my petite sesquipedalian. - Lynn Gardener
Communication is an art and a meaningful conversation is a masterpiece. - Jasz Gill
He had occasional flashes of silence, that made his conversation perfectly delightful. - Sydney Smith
Books create readers; conversation, friends - Marty Rubin
Whether you are trying to finish a race or a book or that hard conversation you've been avoiding, the training leading up to that event is what makes it possible to face the fear & walk forward anyway. Quit complaining about discipline & start seeing it as a powerful tool for courageous living. - Annie F. Downs
I used to always read with a pen in my hand, as if the author and I were in a conversation. - Tara Bray Smith
We move in response to our conversation partner’s face, and our brain also fires as we move those muscles and stirs the passions. Paralyzing the face is idiotic. - John M. Gottman
Sometimes I feel that what used to be once casual conversations between friends are now being substituted with forced conversations containing none of the warmth it possessed earlier. It's better to not have any conversation at all than have forced conversations. - Adhish Mazumder
I think bravery is a lot less formal than it sounds. Bravery is being able to have a conversation with a stranger. It's going back to school even after years of being away. It's being you even when it's easier to be someone else. - Marquita Burke-DeJesus
Insight leads to Realisation. Realisation changes the lens, which changes the conversation. And this is the start. - Nina Joshi Ramsey
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. - William Shakespeare
La lecture de tous les bons livres est comme une conversation avec les plus honnêtes gens des siècles passés. - René Descartes
Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Disraeli
The tantrums of cloth-headed celluloid idols are deemed fit for grown-up conversation, while silence settles over such a truly important matter as food. - Clifton Fadiman
Alone, I relished the bird songs, the drone of hushed conversation from neighboring tables, and the gentle lapping of waves sliding on the shore. I didn't feel the passage of time. There was no destination propelling me forward, no past and no future. Each glorious moment was replaced by the next. - Marilyn Berman
We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That's it. Conversation and violence. And faith is a conversation stopper. - Sam Harris
A kind word will never replace the conversation that God has prompted you to repeatedly have. - Shannon L. Alder
Conversation of the Day -He: How do you describe yourself in two words?Me: You don't. - Sanhita Baruah
Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. - Kin Hubbard
No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation. - Fran Lebowitz
The art of civil conversation begins at birth. Then goes from the dinner table to the schoolroom, to interaction among friends, to the work place, and on to other places where all manner of social interactions are required. - Cindy Ann Peterson
LIII.What is the holiness of conversation? It isto master death. - Anne Carson
Are you able to proclaim that you have been through some things and you survived it? You are a survivor. And if you are a survivor you are not a victim. You have to change the language that you give to yourself and then you have to change the conversation that you give to others. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Reading a great work of literature can truly be likened to having a conversation with a great mind. - Jennie Chancey
Be my bedtime story and the thoughts that won't let me fall asleep. Be the conversation that I always have in my head at 3 AM and that beautiful voice that never lets me sleep. - Akshay Vasu
A bore is a fellow talking who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours. - Laurence J. Peter
The soul of conversation is sympathy. - William Hazlitt
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