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Married Life: Logan Pearsall-Smith

It is a small matter of life and death for married people to interrupt each other’s stories; for if they did not, they would burst. Logan Pearsall-Smith Afterthoughts The image is copyright: Everett Collection  via Shutterstock Advertisements

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Conversation: Raymond Mortimer

In America, conversation is a game played with rules differing from England’s. It is not tennis, in which you return the other fellow’s service, but golf, in which you go on hitting your own ball. It might be defined as … Continue reading

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Talking: Fran Lebowitz

The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. Fran Lebowitz 1946- Social Studies (1981) The image is copyright: Paul Vasarhelyi via Shutterstock

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Conversation: Oscar Wilde

After all, the only proper intoxication is conversation. Oscar Wilde

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Conversation: Arthur Schopenhauer

The clever man when he converses, will think less of what he is saying than of the person with whom he is speaking; for then he is sure to say nothing which he will afterwards regret; he is sure not … Continue reading

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The Fun Of Talk: Disraeli

The fun of talk is to find what a man really thinks, and then contrast it with the enormous lies he has been telling all dinner, and, perhaps, all his life. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Lothair (1870) This is a sentiment … Continue reading

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