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Talking Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about talking
  1. #1
    “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.”
  2. #2
    “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.”
  3. #3
    “You speak an infinite deal of nothing.”
  4. #4
    “And he spoke with a voice that was sharpish and bossy.”
  5. #5
    “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?”
  6. #6
    “Listen to many, speak to a few.”
  7. #7
    “And on special dank midnights in August, he peeks out of the shutters and sometimes he speaks.”
  8. #8
    “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.”
  1. #9
    “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.”
  2. #10
    “His ear heard more than was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.”
  3. #11
    “I don’t know, I don’t want to talk as much. (...) 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.”
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