Talking Quotes

25 of the best book quotes about talking
  1. #1
    “There is a time for making speeches, and a time for going to bed.”
  2. #2
    “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.”
  3. #3
    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.
  4. #4
    “I would my horse had the speed of your tongue.”
  5. #5
    Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t you think?
  6. #6
    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.
  7. #7
    “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.”
  8. #8
    “You speak an infinite deal of nothing.”
Books about horsesView All ››
Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum book
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Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum
My Pony book
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My Pony
If I Ran the Horse Show book
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If I Ran the Horse Show
Madeline in London book
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Madeline in London
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Paige the Pony
  1. #9
    “And on special dank midnights in August, he peeks out of the shutters and sometimes he speaks.”
  2. #10
    “Listen to many, speak to a few.”
  3. #11
    “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. #12
    “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.”
  5. #13
    “You should try not to talk so much, friend. You’ll sound far less stupid that way.”
  6. #14
    “Lots of times you don’t know what interests you most till you start talking.”
  7. #15
    “And he spoke with a voice that was sharpish and bossy.”
  8. #16
    “I have no idea what you just said, child,′ Breeze said. ‘So I’m simply going to pretend it was coherent, then move on.”
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Little Red Riding Hood book
picture book
Little Red Riding Hood
The Rabbit Listened book
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The Rabbit Listened
Andi Unexpected book
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Andi Unexpected
Chimpanzees for Tea! book
picture book
Chimpanzees for Tea!
Strega Nona book
picture book
Strega Nona
Listen, Buddy book
picture book
Listen, Buddy
Telephone book
picture book
  1. #17
    “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.”
  2. #18
    “‘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.‘”
  3. #19
    “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.”
  4. #20
    “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.”
  5. #21
    “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.”
  6. #22
    “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.”
  7. #23
    “I don’t talk things...I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I’m alive.”
  8. #24
    “His ear heard more than was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.”
  9. #25
    “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.‘”
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