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The difficulty with this conversation is that it's very different from most of the ones I've had of late. Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.

Douglas Adams Quotes

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Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.

Dorothy Nevill Quotes

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Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.

O. Henry (pseudonym of William Sydney Porter) Quotes , Source: The Complete Like of John Hopkins

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But conversation, choose what theme we may, And chiefly when religion leads the way, Should flow, like waters after summer show'rs, Not as if raised by mere mechanic powers.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Conversation (l. 703)

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Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books

Chinese Proverbs Quotes

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It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much.

Yogi Berra Quotes

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There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation.

James Nathan Miller Quotes

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A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.

Truman Capote Quotes

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Method is not less requisite in ordinary conversation than in writing, provided a man would talk to make himself understood.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: in the "Spectator", no. 476

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We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

Bible Quotes , Source: Psalms (ch. LV, v. 14)

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With good and gentle-humored hearts I choose to chat where'er I come Whate'er the subject be that starts. But if I get among the glum I hold my tongue to tell the truth And keep my breath to cool my broth.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Careless Content

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In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Careless Content

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Conversation is a game of circles.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--Circles

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Conversation is the laboratory and workshop of the student.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Society and Solitude--Clubs

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I never, with important air, In conversation overbear. . . . . My tongue within my lips I rein; For who talks much must talk in vain.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Fables (pt. I, introduction, l. 53)

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With thee conversing I forget the way.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Trivia (bk. II, l. 480)

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They would talk of nothing but high life and high-lived company, with other fashionable topics, such as pictures, taste, Shakespeare, and the musical glasses.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (ch. IX)

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And when you stick on conversation's burs, Don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes , Source: A Rhymed Lesson--Urania

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Discourse, the sweeter banquet of the mind.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. 15, l. 433), (Pope's translation)

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Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation; but no sooner does he take a pen in his hand, than it becomes a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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His conversation does not show the minute hand; but he strikes the hour very correctly.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Johnsoniana--Kearsley (l. 604)

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