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Talkers Quotes By Grace Paley

My family were Russian Jews. They got you to read as soon as you could. And then assumed you would read a lot. People didn't really tell stories but they were good talkers. That's important for a writer, to hear speakers. — Grace Paley

Talkers Quotes By Hedy Lamarr

If I were to name my favorite pastime, I'd have to say talking about myself. I love it and I think most other people do too. We need, people like us, more listeners and less talkers. — Hedy Lamarr

Talkers Quotes By Alice Munro

I began to understand that there were certain talkers
certain girls
whom people liked to listen to, not because of what they, the girls, had to say, but because of the delight they took in saying it. A delight in themselves, a shine on their faces, a conviction that whatever they were telling about was remarkable and that they themselves could not help but give pleasure. There might be other people
people like me
who didn't concede this, but that was their loss. And people like me would never be the audience these girls were after, anyway. — Alice Munro

Talkers Quotes By Bill Vaughan

People who have little to do are excessive talkers. — Bill Vaughan

Talkers Quotes By Mike Pence

Donald Trump gets it: he's the genuine article. He's a doer in a game usually reserved for talkers. And when Donald Trump does his talking, he doesn't tiptoe around the thousand new rules of political correctness. — Mike Pence

Talkers Quotes By Mary Oliver

Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. I don't really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have yours. Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. — Mary Oliver

Talkers Quotes By Michael Cunningham

The Harrises, on the other hand, have always been constant talkers, not so much for the sake of entertainment or information but because if a silence caught and held for too long they might have fallen into a bottomless sullen discord, a frozen mutual quietude that could never be broken because there never had been and never would be a shared topic of sufficient reviving urgency (not at least one either of his parents could bear to broach), and so they needed to hydroplane forward together on an ever-replenished slick of remark and opinion, of ritualized disinclination (You know, I've never trusted that man) and long-familiar enthusiasms (I know Chinese food is filthy, but I just don't care). — Michael Cunningham

Talkers Quotes By Helen Gurley Brown

Talkers expand like bread dough. — Helen Gurley Brown

Talkers Quotes By Mason Cooley

Great talkers are trying to fill the gap between themselves and others, but only widen it. — Mason Cooley

Talkers Quotes By Rick Renzi

We need only look to our Navajo Code Talkers during World War II to see the value that Native languages bring not only to their culture, but to the security of all Americans. — Rick Renzi

Talkers Quotes By Mary Oliver

How I go to the woods
Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single
friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore
I don't really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds
or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of
praying, as you no doubt have yours.
Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit
on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds,
until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost
unhearable sound of the roses singing.
If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love
you very much. — Mary Oliver

Talkers Quotes By Leslie Stephen

A good talker, even more than a good orator, implies a good audience. — Leslie Stephen

Talkers Quotes By Susan Cain

I worry that there are people who are put in positions of authority because they're good talkers, but they don't have good ideas. It's so easy to confuse schmoozing ability with talent. Someone seems like a good presenter, easy to get along with, and those traits are rewarded. Well, why is that? They're valuable traits, but we put too much of a premium on presenting and not enough on substance and critical thinking. — Susan Cain

Talkers Quotes By Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Conversation is interesting in proportion to the originality of the central ideas which serve as pivots and the fitness of the little facts and observations which are contributed by the talkers. — Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Talkers Quotes By Joyce Rachelle

Be wary of smooth talkers. Words are rarely at your disposal if something is wholly, truly, completely true. — Joyce Rachelle

Talkers Quotes By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

As a kid I was the youngest member of my family, and the youngest child in any family is always a jokemaker, because a joke is the only way he can enter into an adult conversation. My sister was five years older than I was, my brother was nine years older than I was, and my parents were both talkers. So at the dinner table when I was very young, I was boring to all those other people. They did not want to hear about the dumb childish news of my days. They wanted to talk about really important stuff that happened in high school or maybe in college or at work. So the only way I could get into a conversation was to say something funny. — Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Talkers Quotes By Charles Caleb Colton

Butler compared the tongues of these eternal talkers to race-horses, which go the faster the less weight they carry. — Charles Caleb Colton

Talkers Quotes By Susan Cain

The Extrovert Ideal has been documented in many studies, though this research has never been grouped under a single name. Talkative people, for example, are rated as smarter, better-looking, more interesting, and more desirable as friends. Velocity of speech counts as well as volume: we rank fast talkers as more competent and likable than slow ones. — Susan Cain

Talkers Quotes By Thomas Sowell

Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty. — Thomas Sowell

Talkers Quotes By Leo Tolstoy

They say that that's a difficult task, that nothing's amusing that isn't spiteful," he began with a smile. "But I'll try. Get me a subject. It all lies in the subject. If a subject's given me, it's easy to spin something round it. I often think that the celebrated talkers of the last century would have found it difficult to talk cleverly now. Everything clever is so stale ... — Leo Tolstoy

Talkers Quotes By Jonathan Swift

Brisk talkers are generally slow thinkers. — Jonathan Swift

Talkers Quotes By Marguerite Gardiner, Countess Of Blessington

Imagination, which is the Eldorado of the poet and of the novel-writer, often proves the most pernicious gift to the individuals who compose the talkers instead of the writers in society. — Marguerite Gardiner, Countess Of Blessington

Talkers Quotes By John Bunyan

Indeed, to know is something that pleases talkers and boasters, but to do is that which pleases God. Not — John Bunyan

Talkers Quotes By Fran Lebowitz

There are some great writers who are great talkers, but there are more great writers who are not great talkers. People seem to think there is some connection between talking and writing, but I love to talk and if there were some connection between the two of them I would be the most prolific writer in the history of the world. — Fran Lebowitz

Talkers Quotes By Matshona Dhliwayo

Talkers are seldom wiser than listeners. — Matshona Dhliwayo

Talkers Quotes By William Hazlitt

The most fluent talkers or most plausible reasoners are not always the justest thinkers. — William Hazlitt

Talkers Quotes By Guy Kawasaki

The mark of a good conversationalist is not that you can talk a lot. The mark is that you can get others to talk a lot. Thus, good schmoozer's are good listeners, not good talkers. — Guy Kawasaki

Talkers Quotes By Benjamin Disraeli

There are some silent people who are more interesting than the best talkers. — Benjamin Disraeli

Talkers Quotes By E.B. White

The world is full of talkers, but it is rare to find anyone who listens. And I assure you that you can pick up more information when you are listening than when you are talking. — E.B. White

Talkers Quotes By William Shakespeare

Talkers are no good doers. — William Shakespeare

Talkers Quotes By Zooey Deschanel

I don't like business talkers, you know, people who are constantly like, 'Blah blah blah movies.' I find it incredibly boring. — Zooey Deschanel

Talkers Quotes By J.D. Salinger

Even the most sublimely accomplished non-stop talker can't consistently please. — J.D. Salinger

Talkers Quotes By Mark Davis

In the business world there are two types of people. The talkers, and the closers. Which one do you want to be? — Mark Davis

Talkers Quotes By Charles Proteus Steinmetz

When it comes to scientific matters the ready talkers simply run riot. There are a lot of pseudo-scientists who with a little technical jargon to spatter through their talk are always getting in the limelight. ... The less they know the surer they are about it. — Charles Proteus Steinmetz

Talkers Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

In politics and in trade, bruisers and pirates are of better promise than talkers and clerks. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talkers Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

Great talkers should be cropt, for they've no need of ears. — Benjamin Franklin

Talkers Quotes By Sir Mix-a-Lot

I have never met a successful person who talked about failing. The glass is always half full. I don't even like being around negative talkers. — Sir Mix-a-Lot

Talkers Quotes By Liane Moriarty

Most of Cecilia's friends were talkers. Their voices overlapped in their desperation to tell their stories. I've always hated vegetables . . . The only vegetable my child will eat is broccoli . . . My kid loves raw carrots . . . I love raw carrots! You had to jump right in without waiting for a pause in the conversation, because otherwise you'd never get your turn. But women like Tess didn't seem to have that need to share the ordinary facts of their lives, and that made Cecilia desperate to know them. Does her kid like broccoli? she'd — Liane Moriarty

Talkers Quotes By Ouida

No great talker ever did any great thing yet, in this world. — Ouida

Talkers Quotes By Jean-Jacques Rousseau

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Talkers Quotes By Ashleigh Brilliant

If only our great thinkers could learn to talk, and our great talkers could learn to think. — Ashleigh Brilliant

Talkers Quotes By Susan Cain

Any time people come together in a meeting, we're not necessarily getting the best ideas; we're just getting the ideas of the best talkers. — Susan Cain

Talkers Quotes By Christopher Morley

Talkers never write. They go on talking." There — Christopher Morley

Talkers Quotes By Kelley Armstrong

Keepers and Seekers were not permitted to do more than trim their hair to elbow length. Ashyn said they ought to be grateful they weren't like the spirit talkers, who weren't ever allowed to cut their hair or their nails. Personally, Moria would be more concerned with the "eyes plucked out, tongue cut off, and nostrils seared" part of being a spirit talker, but she could see that the uncut nails might be inconvenient as well. — Kelley Armstrong

Talkers Quotes By William Shakespeare

Fear not, my lord, we will not stand to prate;
Talkers are no good doers: be assured
We come to use our hands and not our tongues. — William Shakespeare

Talkers Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is infested by persons who, seeing that the sentiments please, counterfeit the expression of them. These we call sentimentalists - talkers who mistake the description for the thing, saying for having. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talkers Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

To the haranguers of the populace among the ancients, succeed among the moderns your writers of political pamphlets and news-papers, and your coffee-house talkers. — Benjamin Franklin

Talkers Quotes By Jonathan Swift

Brisk talkers are usually slow thinkers. There is, indeed, no wild beast more to be dreaded than a communicative man having nothing to communicate. If you are civil to the voluble they will abuse your patience; if brusque, your character. — Jonathan Swift

Talkers Quotes By Jack Kerouac

The blue sky adds Dont call me eternity, call me God if you like, sll of you talkers are in paradise: the leaf is paradise, the tree stump is paradise, the paper bag is paradise, the man is paradise, the sand is paradise, the sea is paradise, the man is paradise, the fog is paradise — Jack Kerouac

Talkers Quotes By Lin Yutang

The man who has not the habit of reading is imprisoned in his immediate world, in respect to time and space. His life falls into a set routine; he is limited to contact and conversation with a few friends and acquaintances, and he sees only what happens in his immediate neighbourhood. From this prison there is no escape. But the moment he takes up a book, he immediately enters a different world, and if it is a good book, he is immediately put in touch with one of the best talkers of the world. This talker leads him on and carries him into a different country or a different age, or unburdens to him some of his personal regrets, or discusses with him some special line or aspect of life that the reader knows nothing about. An ancient author puts him in communion with a dead spirit of long ago, and as he reads along, he begins to imagine what the ancient author looked like and what type of person he was. — Lin Yutang

Talkers Quotes By Tony Robbins

There are a lot of talkers in the world. There are a lot of people who know what's right and what's powerful, yet still aren't producing the results they desire. It's not enough to talk the talk. You've got to walk the talk — Tony Robbins

Talkers Quotes By Rebecca Goldstein

Jewish Warsaw, which was roughly a third of Warsaw proper, was a city of rabbis and swindlers, capitalists and poets; but, most of all, it was a city of talkers. There were so many ideas in the air you could get an education simply by breathing deeply. (p. 206) — Rebecca Goldstein

Talkers Quotes By John Marsden

Action is its own kind of thinking. We had to fight now: these people were a cancer who had crept into our stomachs and infected us all. We had to be surgeons, bold and clever, not thinkers and talkers. — John Marsden

Talkers Quotes By Matthew Pearl

I prefer the society of one faithful person to an association of rapid talkers, who more than anything else seek admiration from one another. — Matthew Pearl

Talkers Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

Great talkers are little doers. — Benjamin Franklin

Talkers Quotes By Eudora Welty

Southerners love a good tale. They are born reciters, great memory retainers, diary keepers, letter exchangers ... great talkers. — Eudora Welty

Talkers Quotes By Jeremy Stephens

There's 3 types of people in this world: there's talkers, there's watchers, and there's doers. — Jeremy Stephens

Talkers Quotes By George Eliot

The clergy are, practically, the most irresponsible of all talkers.
["Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming," The Westminster Review, 1885.] — George Eliot

Talkers Quotes By Mason Cooley

Great talkers do not stop for breath, and never look at the clock. — Mason Cooley

Talkers Quotes By Augustus William Hare

When will talkers refrain from evil speaking? When listeners refrain from evil hearing. At present there are many so credulous of evil, they will receive suspicions and impressions against persons whom they don't know, from a person whom they do know
an authority good for nothing. — Augustus William Hare

Talkers Quotes By Wallace Stegner

It is an easy mistake to think that non-talkers are non-feelers. — Wallace Stegner

Talkers Quotes By Andy Warhol

I really don't care that much about 'Beauties'. What I really like are Talkers ... Talkers are doing something. Beauties are being something ... — Andy Warhol

Talkers Quotes By George Borrow

Two great talkers will not travel far together. — George Borrow

Talkers Quotes By Oscar Wilde

We Irish are too poetical to be poets; we are a nation of brilliant failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks. — Oscar Wilde

Talkers Quotes By George Eliot

The Press has no band of critics who go the round of the churches and chapels, and are on the watch for a slip or defect in the preacher, to make a 'feature' in their article: the clergy are, practically, the most irresponsible of all talkers. — George Eliot

Talkers Quotes By Belinda Williams

He turned to face me. "Not all of us can be talkers like you. Besides, I'm better with my hands."

I dropped my eyes. Damn my overactive imagination. — Belinda Williams

Talkers Quotes By Fionnula Flanagan

People think we are such great talkers, but there is so much silence in Ireland about certain issues. — Fionnula Flanagan

Talkers Quotes By Michael Ondaatje

Tell me, is it possible to love someone who is not as smart as you are? ... But isn't it important for you to think she is smarter than you in order to fall in love? ... Why is that? Because we want to know things, how the pieces fit. Talkers seduce, words direct us into corners. We want more than anything to grow and change. Brave new world. — Michael Ondaatje

Talkers Quotes By Kathleen Stassen Berger

Although all new talkers say names, use similar sounds, and prefer nouns more
than other parts of speech, the ratio of nouns to verbs and adjectives varies
from place to place (Waxman et al., 2013). For example, by 18 months, Englishspeaking infants speak far more nouns than verbs compared to Chinese or Korean
infants. Why?
One explanation goes back to the language itself. The Chinese and Korean
languages are "verb-friendly" in that verbs are placed at the beginning or end of
sentences. That facilitates learning. By contrast, English verbs occur anywhere in
a sentence, and their forms change in illogical ways (e.g., go, gone, will go, went).
This irregularity may make English verbs harder to learn, although the fact that
English verbs often have distinctive suffixes (-ing, -ed) and helper words (was, did,
had) may make it easier (Waxman et al., 2013). — Kathleen Stassen Berger

Talkers Quotes By Keith Ridgway

They couldn't talk. They were not good talkers, either of them. And once, long ago now, she had bought a notebook for a course. It lay empty and forgotten on the kitchen table until one afternoon, when she had gone out to the shops and he was worried that she would be killed by a bus or by lightning, he opened the notebook and he wrote lines about how he loved her, the way he loved her, about his fucking heart and crap like that, about his body brimful and his scrambled head. All that. She came back from the shops. He left the notebook where it was, and he didn't mention it. And it wasn't until about a week later that he noticed it again, and he flicked it open, and he saw his lines followed by lines from her. She'd written words that she had never said. He sat down. He read them over and over for a long time. Then he wrote a paragraph for her to find. — Keith Ridgway

Talkers Quotes By Muriel Barbery

[H]umans live in a world where it's words and not deeds that have power, where the ultimate skill is mastery of language. This is a terrible thing because basically we are primates who've been programmed to eat, sleep, reproduce, conquer and make our territory safe, and the ones who are most gifted at that, the most animal types among us, always get screwed by the others, the fine talkers, despite these latter being incapable of defending their own garden or bringing a rabbit home for dinner or procreating properly. Humans live in a world where the weak are dominant. This is a terrible insult to our animal nature, a sort of perversion or a deep contradiction. — Muriel Barbery

Talkers Quotes By Cyril Connolly

The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the isolation of all other forms of composition; for most good talkers, when they have run down, are miserable; they know that they have betrayed themselves, that they have taken material which should have a life of its own, to dispense it in noises upon the air. — Cyril Connolly

Talkers Quotes By David Byrne

He hears everything as music,' said his father, Moses Whitaker. 'The fax machine sounds like an A. The copy machine is a B flat. The jackhammers are making the drum beats that he likes.' When the subway rumbles, Matthew taps his cane on the ground to re-create the noise. He hums along with the city - the fast cars and fast talkers. When asked to describe New York, he stands and pivots a full 360 degrees, pointing his fingers in front of him. 'New York is a circle of sounds,' he says. 'There is music everywhere. Everybody has a smile on their face. It's musical, it's dark and so beautiful. — David Byrne

Talkers Quotes By Plautus

Slander-mongers and those who listen to slander, if I had my way, would all be strung up, the talkers by the tongue, the listeners by the ears. — Plautus

Talkers Quotes By Dale Carnegie

Very important people have told me that they prefer good listeners to good talkers, but the ability to listen seems rarer than almost any other good trait. — Dale Carnegie

Talkers Quotes By Jane Leavy

In the glory days of Orioles, when I was a newbie baseball writer for the Post, the roster of talkers was as good as the everyday lineup. Singy - Ken Singleton - Flanny, and Cakes - the underwear spokesman Jim Palmer - were my go-to guys, occupying stalls along one wall of the shabby chic clubhouse. — Jane Leavy

Talkers Quotes By Barbara Kingsolver

The talkers are rising above the thinkers. — Barbara Kingsolver

Talkers Quotes By James Richardson

To me the great divide is between the talkative and the quiet. Do they just say everything that's on their minds, even before it's on their minds? Sometimes I think I could just turn up my head like a Walkman so what's going on there could be heard by others. But there would still be a difference. For inside the head they are talking to people like them, and I am talking to someone like me: he is quiet and doesn't much like being talked at; he can't conceal how easily he gets bored. — James Richardson

Talkers Quotes By Elizabeth Scott

I never went for the
talkers. — Elizabeth Scott

Talkers Quotes By Joyce Rachelle

But men are bound to say
Some things that, though untrue,
Will get you down the aisle
Until you say "I do. — Joyce Rachelle

Talkers Quotes By Anthony Ashley Cooper

They who are great talkers in company have never been any talkers by themselves, nor used to private discussions of our home regimen. — Anthony Ashley Cooper

Talkers Quotes By Michael Lesk

The United States Navy, during the war, used Navajos as "code-talkers" who relayed messages from ship to ship, talking in Navajo (a language not studied in Japan). — Michael Lesk

Talkers Quotes By Christopher Hitchens

For the Press has no band of critics who go the round of the churches and chapels, and are on the watch for a slip or defect in the preacher, to make a "feature" in their article: the clergy are practically the most irresponsible of all talkers. For this reason, at least, it is well that they do not always allow their discourses to be merely fugitive, but are often induced to fix them in that black and white in which they are open to the criticism of any man who has the courage and patience to treat them with thorough freedom of speech and pen. — Christopher Hitchens

Talkers Quotes By Roberto Bolano

For Padilla the shared act of smoking was basically a staging of loneliness: the tough guys, the talkers, the quick to forget and the long to remember, lost themselves for an instant, the length of time it took the cigarette to burn, an instant in which time was frozen and yet all times in Spanish history were concentrated, all the cruelty and the broken dreams, and in that "night of the soul" the smokers recognized each other, unsurprised, and embraced. The spirals of smoke were the embrace. — Roberto Bolano

Talkers Quotes By Thomas Sowell

The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers. — Thomas Sowell

Talkers Quotes By Bob Dylan

I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken — Bob Dylan

Talkers Quotes By Jack Canfield


Talkers Quotes By Erma Bombeck

Sex in the nineties is boring. The problem is that it has gone from an active act to a spectator sport. We watch people make love on television and in films. We call 900 numbers to hear what someone would do to us if they weren't sitting in a boiler room of other dirty talkers reading from a prepared script. — Erma Bombeck

Talkers Quotes By Laurence Sterne

There is such a torture, happily unknown to ancient tyranny, as talking a man to death. Marcus Aurelius advises to assent readily to great talkers
in hopes, I suppose, to put an end to the argument. — Laurence Sterne

Talkers Quotes By Ta-Nehisi Coates

No matter was the professional talkers tell you, I never met a black boy who wanted to fail. — Ta-Nehisi Coates

Talkers Quotes By William Morris Hunt

How are we going to make painters by lecturing to them? We are going to make questioners, doubters, and talkers. We are going to make painters by painting ourselves, and by showing the paintings of others. By working frankly from our convictions, we are going to make them work frankly from theirs. — William Morris Hunt

Talkers Quotes By Francois Villon

Good talkers are only found in Paris. — Francois Villon

Talkers Quotes By David Bowie

I don't like talk and I don't like talkers. Like Ma Barker. That's what she always said, 'Ma Barker doesn't like talk and she doesn't like talkers.' She just sat there with her gun. — David Bowie

Talkers Quotes By Lindsey Leavitt

I want to live in a world free of air talkers and technological affairs. Is that too much to ask? My — Lindsey Leavitt

Talkers Quotes By Flora Thompson

Unlike most great talkers, the rooks are good workers, too. — Flora Thompson

Talkers Quotes By Eileen Cook

Personally, I felt pretty safe. Librarians are like priests. You can tell them you want information on just about any subject and they never look at you weird. It's like a rule or something. I figured even in a small town like this, my question wouldn't be the strangest one the librarian had heard. I didn't know if librarians had any sort of official privacy code, but I was counting on confidence. They're not big talkers. It comes from being forced to be quiet all the time. — Eileen Cook

Talkers Quotes By Horace

Shun the inquisitive person, for he is also a talker.
[Lat., Percunctatorem fugito, nam garrulus idem est.] — Horace

Talkers Quotes By Cecelia Ahern

Nobody who says as little as he does is as simple as you'd think. It takes a lot to not say a lot, because when you're not talking, you're thinking, and he thinks a lot. My mum and dad talked all the time. Talkers don't think much; their words drown out any possibility of hearing their subconscious asking, Why did you say that? What do you really think? — Cecelia Ahern

Talkers Quotes By Ray Banks

These two wouldn't be a problem. They talked to much. The talkers of the world ended up being the loudest screamers. — Ray Banks

Talkers Quotes By D.H. Lawrence

But a woman could yield to a man without yielding her inner, free self. That the poets and talkers about sex did not seem to have taken sufficiently into account. A woman could take a man without really giving herself away. Certainly she could take him without giving herself into his power. Rather she could use this sex thing to have power over him. — D.H. Lawrence