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talking Quotes

70 of the best book quotes about talking
  1. #1
    “Talking equipment is one of those things you just have to do, like chatting to your mother’s friends in the supermarket. ”
  2. #2
    ″ ‘Why can’t I have someone to talk to?’ I said. The stars said nothing, but I pretended to ignore the rudeness. ‘The Shaper has people to talk to,’ I said. I wrung my fingers. ‘Hrothgar has people to talk to.’ ”
  3. #3
    “Matthew, much to his own surprise, was enjoying himself. Like most quiet folks he liked talkative people when they were willing to do the talking themselves and did not expect him to keep up his end of it.”
  4. #4
    “It’s nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts and keep them in one’s heart, like treasures. I don’t like to have them laughed at or wondered over.”
  5. #5
    “The tears dissolve the last block of ice in my throat. I feel the frozen stillness melt down through the inside of me, dripping shards of ice that vanish in a puddle of sunlight on the stained floor. Words float up.”
  6. #6
    “Listen to many, speak to a few.”
  7. #7
    “You’re a good kid. I think you have a lot to say. I’d like to hear it.”
  8. #8
    “Talking, talking, spinning a spell, pale skin of words that closes me in like a coffin.”
  9. #9
    “‘MY DEAR FOXY!’ cried Badger. ‘What in the world has happened to your tail?’ ‘Don’t talk about it, please,’ said Mr. Fox. ‘It’s a painful subject.‘”
  10. #10
    “They spent many hours together, wonderful hours of endless talk, so free and full that it combed the universe and bound the two of them together in bonds of closest friendship.”
  1. #11
    “Bruno was sure that he had never seen a skinnier or sadder boy in his life but decided that he had better talk to him.”
  2. #12
    “The night she and Ed went to their thirtieth high school reunion, she had been hoping she’d find someone to talk to about what she was feeling. But all the other women there were just as confused as she was, and held on to their husbands and their drinks to keep themselves from disappearing.”
  3. #13
    “Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me?
    And why should I not speak to you?”
  4. #14
    “One could talk of painting then seriously to a man. Indeed, his friendship had been one of the pleasures of her life. She loved William Bankes.”
  5. #15
    “He was easy to talk to, and easy not to talk to - equally important qualities in a friend. Essential in a travel companion.”
  6. #16
    “Why do poets always talk about the ocean’s waves,
    about their single file march to shore,
    and yet never talk about my grandmother’s farts,
    which arrive in time, one after the other, with equal regularity?”
  7. #17
    “So much depends on the tone of voice.”
  8. #18
    “To talk much about oneself may also be a means of concealing oneself.”
  9. #19
    “Remember, if a man needs to pull away like a rubber band, when he returns he will be back with a lot more love. Then he can listen. This is the best time to initiate conversation.”
  10. #20
    “If I go on talking and talking...and telling you things about pretending, I shall bear it better. You don’t forget, but you bear it better.”

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  1. #21
    “‘It ain’t dying I’m talking about, it’s living,’ Augustus said. ‘I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you live.‘”
  2. #22
    “And on special dank midnights in August, he peeks out of the shutters and sometimes he speaks.”
  3. #23
    “And he spoke with a voice that was sharpish and bossy.”
  4. #24
    “Talk’s the way to kill it. Anything gets boring if you talk about it enough, even death.”
  5. #25
    “We need to talk. For a man, few words are as menacing as those four — especially when a woman is the one saying them and he’s on the receiving end. Those four words can mean only two things to men: either we did something wrong or, worse, you really literally just want to talk.”
  6. #26
    “There were moments—not just today, moments every day since they’d met—when Eleanor made him self-conscious, when he saw people talking and he was sure they were talking about them. Raucous moments on the bus when he was sure that everyone was laughing at them.”
  7. #27
    “I would my horse had the speed of your tongue.”
  8. #28
    “Winn-Dixie looked straight at me when I said that to him, like he was feeling relieved to finally have somebody understand his situation. I nodded my head at him and went on talking.”
  9. #29
    “When a person comes to talk to you, you should be patient and listen. Especially if he has hurt you in any way.”
  10. #30
    “There is a time for making speeches, and a time for going to bed.”
    author
    Homer
    book
    Odyssey
    character
    Ulysses
    concepts
    wordstalkingsleeping
  1. #31
    “You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
  2. #32
    “I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. It talks to me sometimes. I feel myself alive in it. It talks. And I can hear it.”
  3. #33
    “I think the preacher thinks about my mama all the time, too. He’s still in love with her...But he doesn’t tell me that. He won’t talk to me about her at all.”
  4. #34
    “In other words, don’t talk about the way you are. Talk about the way you want to be.”
  5. #35
    “I don’t talk things...I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I’m alive.”
  6. #36
    “Please wake me when I’m free
    I cannot bear captivity
    4 I would rather be stricken blind
    Than 2 live without expression of mind.”
  7. #37
    “I don’t like this kind of talk. It is like women talking.”
  8. #38
    ″‘Most people don’t know how to appreciate silence. They can’t help talking.”
  9. #39
    “I mean talk. Never forget that God is your friend. And like all friends, He longs to hear what’s been happening in your life. Good or bad, whether it’s been full of sorrow or anger, and even when you’re questioning why terrible things have to happen. So I talk with him.”
  10. #40
    Always Say Less Than Necessary

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The Rag Coat book
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Three Little Words book
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The Trumpet of the Swan book
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All the Places to Love book
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Penguin and Pinecone book
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Spot Loves His Daddy book
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Wherever You Are book
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  1. #41
    The human tongue is a beast that few can master. It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will tun wild and cause you grief.
  2. #42
    “We’re here, you know ... All the time. You can talk to us and think about us. It doesn’t have to be sad or scary.”
  3. #43
    “Why is it that the one time a cute guy talks to you, you have a friend who’s in crisis?”
  4. #44
    “I delight in talking politics. I talk them all day long. But I can’t bear listening to them.”
  5. #45
    “You speak an infinite deal of nothing.”
  6. #46
    “Aunt Lydia said it was best not to speak unless they asked you a direct question. Try to think of it from their point of view she said, her hands clasped and wrung together, her nervous pleading smile. It isn’t easy for them.”
  7. #47
    “Do you know how hard it is to say nothing? When every atom of you strains to do the opposite? I had practiced not saying anything the whole way from the airport, and it was still nearly killing me.”
  8. #48
    “His ear heard more than was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.”
  9. #49
    Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t you think?
  10. #50
    They have a notion, that when people are met together, a short silence does much improve conversation: this I found to be true; for during those little intermissions of talk, new ideas would arise in their minds, which very much enlivened the discourse.
  1. #51
    “‘Now I am depressed myself,’ I said. ‘That’s why I never think about these things. I never think and yet when I begin to talk I say the things I have found out in my mind without thinking.‘”
  2. #52
    “You should try not to talk so much, friend. You’ll sound far less stupid that way.”
  3. #53
    “I have no idea what you just said, child,′ Breeze said. ‘So I’m simply going to pretend it was coherent, then move on.”
  4. #54
    “Nobody listens any more. I can’t talk to the walls because they’re yelling at me. I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read.”
  5. #55
    “I thought what I’d do was, I’d pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes....If anybody wanted to tell me something, they’d have to write it on a piece of paper and shove it over to me. They’d get bored as hell doing that after a while, and then I’d be through with having conversations for the rest of my life.”
  6. #56
    “Lots of times you don’t know what interests you most till you start talking.”
  7. #57
    “While dressing or shaving or getting breakfast, say aloud a few such remarks as the following: ‘I believe this is going to be a wonderful day. I believe I can successfully handle all problems that will arise today. I feel good physically, mentally, emotionally. It is wonderful to be alive. I am grateful for all that I have had, for all that I now have, and for all that I shall have. Things aren’t going to fall apart. God is here and He is with me and He will see me through. I thank God for every good thing.‘”
  8. #58
    If you tell someone ten times that you don’t want to talk to him, you are talking to them—nine more times than you wanted to.
  9. #59
    “That truth first came to light a few weeks ago, at a party, with Hannah directly in front of me. An amazing moment when everything seemed to be falling into place.”
  10. #60
    “One thing I’ve learned about people is that the easiest way to get them to like you is to shut up and let them do the talking.”

Books about listening

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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse book
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Little Red Riding Hood book
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The Rabbit Listened book
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Andi Unexpected book
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Chimpanzees for Tea! book
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Strega Nona book
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Listen, Buddy book
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Telephone book
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  1. #61
    “I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me you’d better go.”
  2. #62
    “I wanted to tell them that he was the first human being, apart from my mother, who had ever made me want to talk about the things that scared me.”
  3. #63
    “Roberto, Will you always come home with me and tell me about your day? Tell me about the guy at work who talked too much, the stain you got on your shirt at lunch. Tell me about a funny thought you had when you were waking up and forgotten about. Tell me how crazy everyone is and we can laugh about it. Even if you get home late and I’m already asleep, just whisper in my ear one little thought you had today, ‘cause I love the way you look at the world. I’m so happy I get to be next to you and look at the world through your eyes. Love, Maria.”
  4. #64
    “Writing is seduction. Good talk is part of seduction. If not so, why do so many couples who start the evening at dinner wind up in bed?”
  5. #65
    “A dog, particularly an exotic like Charley, is a bond between strangers.”
  6. #66
    ″‘Tell Gordon we have to talk.’ ‘Sure thing, Bats. But how’s he sposed to get in touch with--oh, yeah! Now I remember...‘”
  7. #67
    “He turned toward my voice. ‘Am I well?’
    His mocking tone was unmistakable. ‘Am I well? Why can’t you just talk like everyone else? Why can’t you just say, ‘How you doin’? You doin’ good?‘”
  8. #68
    “I find I don’t learn a lot while I’m talking.”
  9. #69
    “For a day, just for one day, Talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace into your Beautiful eyes.”
  10. #70
    ″‘Where are you?’ he asked. ‘I want to talk to you.’ Claws of ice clamped down on Miss Keene’s shuddering chest. She lay petrified, unable to cut off the sound of the man’s dull expressionless voice, asking, Where are you? I want to talk to you.‘”
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