Quotes about conversation

There is no one who does not exaggerate. In conversation, men are encumbered with personality, and talk too much. ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson exaggeration conversation

Listen. We converse as we live--by repeating, by combining and recombining a few elements over and over again just as nature does when of el ...

William Gass conversation originality

If one gives answer before hearing, it is folly and shame. ...

unknown author conversation listening

I had been curiously depressed all day. In the night I wakened. First precise thought: I know why I'm depressed--nothing inspired is going o ...

Margaret Anderson conversation The Little Review purpose

...I didn't consider intellectuals intelligent, I never liked them or their thoughts about life. I defined them as people who care nothing f ...

Margaret Anderson intellectuals intelligence conversation

We are all talkersIt is true, but underneath the talk lies The moving and not wanting to be moved, the looseMeaning, untidy and simple like ...

John Ashbery conversation meaning speech

It has been years since I have seen anyone who could even look as if he were in love. No one's face lights up any more except for political ...

Margaret Anderson politics love conversation

My idea of good company ... is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I c all good ...

Jane Austen company conversation

Only one comes back with me tomorrow, probably Miss Eliza, & Irather dread it. We shall not have two Ideas in common. She is young, pretty, ...

Jane Austen youth age conversation

Mrs. Powlett was at once expensively nakedly dress'd; we havehad the satisfaction of estimating her Lace & her Muslin; & she said too little ...

Jane Austen fashion conversation