Quotes of Discourse

“ Why is it when we have 10 million people in this country who say 'No', we still have a president who says 'Yes.' In a democracy, something's wrong here. ”

- Richard Gere

“ His speech was a fine sample, on the whole, Of rhetoric, which the learn'd call "rigmarole. ”

- Lord Byron

“ Can we talk? ”

- Joan Rivers

“ Sermons remain one of the last forms of public discourse where it is culturally forbidden to talk back. ”

- Harvey Cox

“ A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself. ”

- Lisa Kirk

“ Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. ”

- Mark Twain

“ He who talks much cannot talk well. ”

- Carlo Goldoni

“ With thee conversing I forget all time. ”

- John Milton

“ She had lost the art of conversation, but not, unfortunately, the power of speech. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching. - Roy L. Smith. ”

- Roy L. Smith

“ I'm going to, not I'm gonna. Talk intelligent. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it. ”

- Charles Dudley Warner

“ Form'd by thy converse, happily steer From grave to gay, from lively to severe. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. ”

- Mary Catherwood

“ One must steer, not talk. ”

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“ I never discuss discussions. ”

- Dag Hammarskjold

“ One of the proofs of the divinity of our gospel is the preaching it has survived. ”

- Woodrow Wilson

“ Those who talk don't know what is going on and those who know what is going on won't talk. ”

- Larry Speakes

“ The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation — or a relationship. ”

- Deborah Tannen

“ I think Converse is betting on it. ”

- Henry Thomas

“ Elizabeth Taylor has more chins than the Chinese telephone directory. ”

- Joan Rivers

“ Whoever stands for 'one China' will get our support. We can have talks with them, and our talks will cover anything. ”

- Zhu Rongji

“ Dialogue more tame than Wilde. ”

- Clive Barnes

“ I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient. ”

- Roland Barthes

“ There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can't blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind… ”

- Jan Ashford

“ The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work. ”

- Voltaire

“ The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.The remarkable thing is that the cessation of the inner dialogue marks also the end of our concern with the world around us… ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue. ”

- Izaak Walton

“ Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Explain it as we may, a martial strain will urge a man into the front rank of battle sooner than an argument, and a fine anthem excite his devotion more certainly than a logical discourse. ”

- Henry Tuckerman
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