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Bad Conversation Quotes


"The conversation of bullets." - Markus Zusak

"Conversation is a traffick; and if you enter into it, without some stock of knowledge, to ballance the account perpetually betwixtyou,-the trade drops at once: and this is the reasonwhy travellers have so little [good] conversation with natives,-owing to their [the natives'] suspicionthat there is nothing to be extracted from the conversationworth the trouble of their bad language." - Laurence Sterne

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's conversation." - Oscar Wilde

"What is reading but silent conversation?" - Walter Savage Landor

"The only proper intoxication is conversation." - Oscar Wilde

"Argument is the worst sort of conversation." - Jonathan Swift

"Debate is the death of conversation." - Emil Ludwig

"A man of no conversation should smoke." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He strains his conversation through a cigar." - Hamilton Wright Mabie

"The best of life is conversation." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"CONVERSATION is the vehicle for change." - Terry Tempest Williams

"Conversation: The slowest form of human communication." - Don Herold

"All social change begins with a conversation." - Margaret J Wheatley

"The desire to perform impedes conversation." - Mason Cooley

"I hate war, for it spoils conversation." - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

"Conversation is an evanescent relation,-no more." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Debate is the death of conversation." - Kitty O'Neill Collins

"Chamber music - a conversation between friends." - Catherine Drinker Bowen

"I detest war; it ruins conversation" - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

"Why write stories? To join the conversation." - Dorothy Allison

"Bad laws make bad customs." - Jane Aiken Hodge

"Bad beliefs make bad behavior." - Warren Akin Candler

"It's bad. It's damned bad." - Abraham Lincoln

"Don't hang a dismal picture on the wall, and do not daub with sables and glooms in your conversation. Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. Don't bewail and bemoan. Omit the negative propositions. Nerve us with incessant affirmatives. Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. When that is spoken which has a right to be spoken, the chatter and the criticism will stop. Set down nothing that will not help somebody." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If I start writing a song and you try to have a conversation with me, you're a bad person." - Halsey

"It's all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation." - Michael Douglas

"Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen." - Samuel Johnson

"The most difficult thing to understand during conversation is silence." - Henry David Thoreau

"Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing." - Oscar Wilde

"All problems exist in the absence of a good conversation." - Thomas Leonard

"I can read your body language like a conversation" - Dom Kennedy

"Silence and modesty are very valuable qualities in conversation." - Michel De Montaigne

"The First Goal of Conversation: Understanding, not Agreement" - Danny Silk

"Writing a check separates a commitment from a conversation." - Warren Buffett

"No Ghost of any common sense begins a conversation" - Lewis Carroll

"In conversation, everyone sits in confident judgment on the world." - Mason Cooley

"Talk shows are proof that conversation is dead." - Mason Cooley

"Confidence in conversation has a greater share than wit." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve." - Cato the Younger

"His conversation was marked by its happy abundance." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"Silence is one of the great arts of conversation." - Cicero

"Prototyping is the conversation you have with your ideas." - Tom Wujec

"If your content isn't driving conversation, you're doing it wrong." - Daniel Roth

"Begin building the future through "conversation for possibility."" - Werner Erhard

"We change people through conversation, not through censorship." - Jay-Z

"Conversation is the laboratory and workshop of the student." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"WANT shows up in conversation - EXPECTATION shows up in behavior." - Les Brown

"People learn more from observation that they do from conversation." - Will Rogers

"Bad moments don't make bad mommas." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Bad thoughts quickly ripen into bad actions." - Beilby Porteus

"My grandfather used to say I don't care how you talk about me, good or bad, just don't leave me out of the conversation." - George Thorogood

"No one will ever shine in conversation, who thinks of saying fine things: to please, one must say many things indifferent, and many very bad." - Francis Lockier

"All bayonets are bad." - W. S. Gilbert

"Beware of bad Catholics." - Saint Augustine

"Only from bad books." - Peter Greenaway

"Britney Spears can't hold a conversation. (mind controlled) The ultimate meltdown was Britney Spears. But she (Spears) can't hold a conversation. No. They have someone who feeds her what she is supposed to say. Like she can't hold a conversation." - Adrienne Bailon

"Let the conversation flow at its own pace, don't try to rush it or control it. You need to let go and be part of the conversation." - Max Weiss

"When you pray, you are not starting the conversation from scratch, just remembering to plug back into a conversation that's always in progress." - Anne Lamott

"Conversation succeeds conversation, Until there's nothing left to talk about Except truth, the perennial monologue, And no talker to dispute it but itself." - Laura Riding

"Business is a conversation because the defining work of business is conversation - literally. And 'knowledge workers' are simply those people whose job consists of having interesting conversations." - David Weinberger

"Conversation is our account of ourselves...Conversation is the vent of character as well as thoughts...It is the laboratory of the student." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Other than conversation, no other art form can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction like Jazz." - Stan Getz

"Whatever you would have your children become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation." - Lydia Sigourney

"In order to have a conversation with someone you must reveal yourself." - James A Baldwin

"Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation." - Benjamin Disraeli

"The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Whoever takes just plain ginger ale soon gets drowned out of the conversation." - Kin Hubbard

"Conversation is not a search after knowledge, but an endeavor at effect." - John Keats

"She never lets ideas interrupt the easy flow of her conversation." - Jean Webster

"Learned conversation is either the affectation of the ignorant or the profession of the mentally unemployed." - Oscar Wilde

"Ne speaketh not; and yet there lies a conversation in his eyes." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"As soon as you bring up money, I notice, conversation gets sociological, then political, then moral." - Jane Smiley

"A man may be so bold of his predestination, that he forget his conversation." - Thomas Adams

"Topics of conversation among the multitude are generally persons, sometimes things, scarcely ever principles." - William Benton Clulow

"Stay out of the gutter in your conversation. Foul talk defiles the man who speaks it." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Change the conversation of the world by dwelling on what's gone right." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"When you get to 60, the word "retirement" comes in on every conversation." - Ozzy Osbourne

"Plenty of guys are good at sex, but conversation, now there's an art." - Linda Barnes

"When you get an idea, go and write. Don't waste it in conversation." - Kenneth Koch

"Palindromes are the number one conversation stopper, like party killer, I think I've ever seen." - Demetri Martin

"Conversation is the image of the mind. As the man is, so is his talk." - Publilius Syrus

"Thought is barred in this City of Dreadful Joy and conversation is unknown." - Aldous Huxley

"A perfect conversation would run much less to brilliant sentences than to unfinished ones." - Louis Kronenberger

"Nowadays there is no conversation at all. Teachers distrust talk as much as business men." - Marshall Mcluhan

"The supposed unhappiness of the rich is always a cheerful topic of conversation." - Mason Cooley

"The free conversation of a friend is what I would prefer to any environment." - David Hume

"As a work of art, it reminds me of a long conversation between two drunks" - Clive James

"Be mindful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the universe." - David James

"Fine. Since the tea is not forthcoming, let's have a philosophical conversation." - Anton Chekhov

"While a truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power." - Alan Moore

"The conversation is happening about your brand whether you're a part of it or not." - Seth Godin

"A kiss is the natures way to stop a conversation, when the words are superfluous" - Ingrid Bergman

"I've always liked the idea of improvised music. Improvised anything. It's what conversation is." - Andy Partridge

"I am often attracted to people with whom I could not hold a five minute conversation." - Mason Cooley

"Real speech can only come from complete silence. Incomplete silence is as fussy as deliberate conversation." - Dorothy Richardson

"Religion is by no means a proper subject of conversation in a mixed company." - Doug Stanhope

"Conversation is the legs on which thought walks; and writing, the wings by which it flies." - Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

"I think the first prerequisite to civilization is an ability to make polite conversation." - W H Auden

"That amenity which the French have developed into a great art . . . conversation." - Cornelia Otis Skinner

"The moral disposition of the age appears in the refinement of conversation." - Mary Somerville

"The vanity of shining in conversation is usually subversive of its own desires." - Lydia Sigourney

"Society is frivolous, and shreds its day into scraps, its conversation into ceremonies and escapes." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit" - Stephen Leacock

"Prayer is a conversation with God, but prayer is no substitute for work." - Henry D. Moyle

"The best kind of conversation is that which may be called thinking aloud." - William Hazlitt

"After all a book can be represented as a conversation with one's demon." - Patrick O'Brian

"I believe that every conversation you have is an invitation to risk revealing the real you." - Keith Ferrazzi

"When friends ask for a second cup they are open to conversation ..." - Gail Parent

"Real-time marketing is already too late. Brands should focus on sparking conversation, not constantly reacting." - David Berkowitz

"When our life ceases to be inward and private, conversation degenerates into mere gossip." - Henry David Thoreau

"The most fruitful and natural exercise for our minds is, in my opinion, conversation." - Michel De Montaigne

"Any honest conversation about engaging young people must address discrimination against young people." - Adam Fletcher

"She felt so human that he could barely carry on a conversation." - La Weatherly

"Talkin bout money we could have a conversation Top five tax bracket in the population" - Nicki Minaj

"There is never an embarrassing silence that can't be turned into a regrettable conversation." - Robert Breault

"Using someone's name during a conversation was like a casual caress, like stroking their hair." - Harry Mulisch

"There is nothing worse than silence, strung like heavy beads on too delicate a conversation." - Jodi Picoult

"Never criticize, condemn or complain in a conversation with a customer or prospect." - Brian Tracy

"By creating conversation, we let our customers spread our message by word of mouth." - Anita Roddick

"What you gotta understand is, in this conversation and in our fight, you're not in control." - Andre Ward

"Our conversation rate has to go up before our conversion rate can go up." - Reggie McNeal

"I think I've scratched the surface after twenty years of marriage. Women want chocolate and conversation." - Mel Gibson

"Conversation, fastidious goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts most subtly on the human will." - Virginia Woolf

"A good rule of conversation is never answer a foolish question." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Theater is all about foyers and conversation and digesting what you've seen." - Cate Blanchett

"Everything is conversation." - Coleman Barks

"Silence is also conversation." - Ramana Maharshi

"Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst." - C S Lewis

"Bad marriages don't cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages." - Frank Pittman

"A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing." - Payne Stewart

"Bad taste is a species of bad morals." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Breathe. It's only a bad day not a bad life." - Ashley Purdy

"Be bad, and if you can't be bad be worse." - Tobsha Learner

"Bad decisions made with good intentions, are still bad decisions." - James C Collins

"Roe v. Wade was bad law and bad medical science," - Fred Thompson

"Bad shooters are always open" - Pete Carril

"They really are bad shots." - Charles De Gaulle

"Bad leadership is an oxymoron." - Joseph C. Rost

"Great spenders are bad lenders." - Benjamin Franklin

"Every family has bad memories." - Mario Puzo

"He needed a woman. Bad." - Linda Howard

"Hunger never saw bad bread." - Benjamin Franklin

"Bad company ruins good morals." - Paul the Apostle

"Don't sell on bad news." - Walter Schloss

"Bad gains are true losses." - Benjamin Franklin

"Sad company is bad company." - Milan Kundera

"Fish recognize a bad leader." - Conan O'Brien

"Bad guys need love too." - Denzel Washington



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