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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
~ E. M. Cioran - [Conversation]

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Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Conversation]

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I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.
~ William Congreve - [Conversation]

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I would rather take hellebore than spend a conversation with a good, little man.
~ Edward Dahlberg - [Conversation]

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In conversation the game is, to say something new with old words. And you shall observe a man of the people picking his way along, step by step, using every time an old boulder, yet never setting his foot on an old place.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Conversation]

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In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
~ George Herbert - [Conversation]

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Mediocre people have an answer for everything and are astonished at nothing. They always want to have the air of knowing better than you what you are going to tell them; when, in their turn, they begin to speak, they repeat to you with the greatest confidence, as if dealing with their own property, the things that they have heard you say yourself at some other place. A capable and superior look is the natural accompaniment of this type of character.
~ EugFne Delacroix - [Conversation]

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Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.
~ Lord Chesterfield - [Conversation]

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No collection of people who are all waiting for the same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation. Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi.
~ Ben Elton - [Conversation]

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No woman has ever so comforted the distressed or distressed the comfortable. [On Eleanor Roosevelt]
~ Clare Boothe Luce - [Comfort]

 

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