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"Great talker, great liar." - Proverbs

"We need a doer, not a talker." - Bobby Jindal

"I'm a better talker than writer." - Jesse Ventura

"I'm a thinker not a talker." - David Bowie

"I'm not a talker. I'm a formulator." - Josef Albers

"My dad's not a big talker." - Zara Phillips

"The Talker needs attention. The Talker needs validation. The Talker would rather talk about an idea than confront the complexities, its obstacles. The Talker wants the glory but none of the hard work." - Jack Heffron

"Success is the most convincing talker in the world." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"I have a reputation for being a straight-talker." - Margaret Chan

"I'm a writer more than I am a talker." - Wendell Berry

"I'm more of a listener than a talker." - Norman Reedus

"I'm a talker. I love a good debate." - Katherine Heigl

"I've had to work on being a slow talker." - Nicholas Brendon

"Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks." - Euripides

"There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas." - Susan Cain

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

"There is only one rule to become a good talker, learn how to listen." - Anonymous

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

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

"He's a wonderful talker, who has the art of telling you nothing in a great harangue." - Moliere

"I am a straight talker. I am not politically correct or diplomatic." - Anurag Kashyap

"I don't consider myself a very good talker or writer but a pretty good filmmaker." - Alex Gibney

"I pledge to you I'm not a talker. I'm a doer." - Michele Bachmann

"I come from Detroit where it's rough and I'm not a smooth talker." - Eminem

"I'm not a good small talker. I'm not into small talk, frankly." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"My mother was a listener. I'm a talker. I'm very comfortable talking." - Diane Keaton

"I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen." - Christopher Morley

"You can judge a good listener by asking the talker at the end of the conversation what the listener's position is on the topic. If the talker doesn't know, then the listener has probably done a good job of listening." - Anonymous

"My mother was a talker, but there are still so many things I want to ask her. She died when I was forty. But she did teach me to be a talker with my own children." - Susan Shreve

"It's always well to be the smartest thinker, but is won't get you very far unless you're the plainest talker." - Anonymous

"Discretion And hardy valor are the twins of honor, And nurs'd together, make a conqueror; Divided, but a talker." - Francis Beaumont

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

"Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies" - Francois Fenelon

"Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies." - Francois Fenelon

"If a guy doesn't work hard and doesn't play well, he can't lead anything. All he is, is a talker." - John Madden

"If you know anything about me, I've never been a trash-talker. That's not even part of my DNA." - Emmitt Smith

"Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful accent and we had lots of things in common." - Gloria Swanson

"Miller is not really a writer but a non-stop talker to whom someone has given a typewriter." - Gerald Brenan

"People never have confidence in a Big Talker. They know his statements must be cut down, but they can never tell how much." - E W Howe

"Everyone asks for freedom for himself, The man free love, the businessman free trade, The writer and talker free speech and free press." - Robert Frost

"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

"They tell me, Lord, that when I seem To be in speech with you, Since but one voice is heard, it's all a dream, One talker aping two." - C S Lewis

"People love talking, and I have never been a huge talker. I carry on an inner monologue, but the words often don't reach my lips." - Gillian Flynn

"Lucidity of speech is unquestionably one of the surest tests of mental precision...In my experience a confused talker is never a clear thinker." - David Lloyd George

"And the true listener is much more beloved, magnetic than the talker, and he is more effective and learns more and does more good" - Brenda Ueland

"A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker." - Gautama Buddha

"A good listener is very nearly as attractive as a good talker. You cannot have a beautiful mind if you do not know how to listen." - Edward De Bono

"Jesus was a doer, and not only a talker. He led the way by example. He showed us how to live and minister to others." - Artur Pawlowski

"That's why my ires always come comedic in a way because - can I just say something? See, I sound like such a smooth talker." - Garry Marshall

"I'm a talker. I don't bottle things up. I always call my mum or a close girlfriend and try to talk things out." - Louise Roe

"A good talker, even more than a good orator, implies a good audience. Modern society is too vast and too restless to give a conversationalist a fair chance." - Leslie Stephen

"A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker." - Anonymous

"Bitter your acts, bitter am I, Kindness your deeds, kindness am I, Pleasant and gentle, so you are, Fine honeyed lips and sweet talker." - Rumi

"Westerners know the difference between a talker and the real deal. If Rick Perry wasn't right to be governor of Texas, why should he be president?" - Dick Cheney

"Coming from an Asian culture, I was always taught to respect my elders, to be a better listener than a talker." - Lisa Ling

"There is a growing sense among Americans outside the Beltway that while President Obama may be a good talker, he is a lousy manager." - Kathleen Troia Mcfarland

"If you're looking for a slick politician or a guy with great teleprompter skills, we already have that. He's destroying our economy. I'm a doer, not a talker." - Rick Perry

"A good listener is not someone with nothing to say. A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat." - Katharine Whitehorn

"I am a better listener than talker - but that's partly because I believe rows are often caused by saying things you haven't thought through properly." - Greg Wise

"A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker, took the lead in the council, and sold nearly all the Nez Perce country." - Chief Joseph

"A man who listens because he has nothing to say can hardly be a source of inspiration. The only listening that counts is that of the talker who alternately absorbs and expresses ideas." - Agnes Repplier

"[ When I met Barack Obama] He says, I do a pretty good me myself - he said something like that. But he's - he is a close talker. He's a touchy guy." - Jordan Peele

"A lot of Republican candidate will tell you they'll protect innocent human life and they'll hunt down ISIS and get rid of Common Core, but we're actually doing things in our state. We need a doer, not a talker." - Bobby Jindal

"If a person sings quietly to himself on the street people smile with approval; but if he talks it's not alright; they think he's crazy. The singer is presumed to be happy and the talker unhappy..." - Edward Hoagland

"If you light upon an impertinent talker, that sticks to you like a bur, to the disappointment of your important occasions, deal freely with him, break off the discourse, and pursue your business." - Plutarch

"I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker. It has always been hard for me to say exactly what I mean in speech But if I have written a clumsiness, I may erase it." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"Peace talk when war is impending is hazardous for the talker, and in war time it is criminal. War talk in peace time, which is infinitely more wicked, runs no risk at all." - Charles Clayton Morrison

"There is a tradition of television which isn't dross and stands up. Betjeman's programmes, which were made for 2/6d with one man and a cine camera, were amazing to watch because he was such a great talker." - Jonathan Meades

"I was eccentric, even as a kid. I was an early reader, an early talker. I was very curious in a way that maybe the other kids weren't. I was a little more outgoing." - Michael J Fox

"If I have several bad guys and I only want to end up with one of them, then I have to decide which one I want in the end. And normally it's the one who is the most interesting talker." - Elmore Leonard

"The first time ever seeing a great talker was The Rock. It took a while for him to develop, but a great talker like The Rock, he was just incredible. Every time he was on the show, you wanted to see exactly what he was going to do which is what I try to do but I don't try to do it like The Rock. I don't want to be like anybody else.I want just want to be the No. 1 Miz." - The Miz

"Improvisation is the essence of good talk. Heaven defend us from the talker who doles out things prepared for us; but let heaven not less defend us from the beautiful spontaneous writer who puts his trust in the inspiration of the moment." - Max Beerbohm

"Some guys can do more talking in the ring, other guys do posing, body building, whatever the hell they do in the ring. But I don't have the big body, and I'm not the big smooth talker, but I can get in the ring and wrestle" - Owen Hart

"Of all the classes of men, I dislike the most those who make their livings by talking - actors, clergymen, politicians, pedagogues, and so on. .... It is almost impossible to imagine a talker who sticks to the facts. Carried away by the sound of his own voice and the applause from the groundlings, he makes inevitably the jump from logic to mere rhetoric." - H L Mencken

"Write first. Worry about getting an agent or publisher later. Write it first. Prove you can do it and then others will listen. Tons of people talk about books they want to write. Far fewer are those who actually complete that vision. Do' be a talker." - Po Bronson

"This great author (Horace), who had the nicest taste of conversation, and was himself a most agreeable companion, had so strong an antipathy to a great talker, that he was afraid, some time or other, it would be mortal to him." - Richard Steele

"Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love." - George Eliot

"Well, well, perhaps I am a bit of a talker. A popular fellow such as I am - my friends get round me - we chaff, we sparkle, we tell witty stories - and somehow my tongue gets wagging. I have the gift of conversation. I've been told I ought to have a salon, whatever that may be." - Kenneth Grahame

"Write first. Worry about getting an agent or publisher later. Write it first. Prove you can do it and then others will listen. Tons of people talk about books they want to write. Far fewer are those who actually complete that vision. Don't be a talker." - Po Bronson

"It almost takes people by surprise when I'm not a big talker. Because I'm known as being sort of a loud mouth. I have a lot to say. But I try to be more thoughtful with my comments or reactions, unless it's something witty or hysterical that I just can't keep myself from blurting or tweeting!" - Natalie Maines

"All I can do is go by the words of Christ, who was the only talker we had, for f - 's sake. Buddha didn't speak. The Holy Ghost didn't speak. But I think it all boils down to the same thing - it's all about unity, love, compassion." - Shane Macgowan

"Improvisation is the essence of good talk. Heaven defend us from the talker who doles out things prepared for us! But let heaven not less defend us from the beautifully spontaneous writer who puts his trust in the inspiration of the moment!" - Max Beerbohm

"I am not gonna die because I failed as someone else. I am gonna succeed as myself. And I'm gonna stay here and rock the mike until the next Korean-American, fag hag, shit starter, girl comic, trash talker comes up and takes my place!" - Margaret Cho

"I think spending a lot of time with my mom, who's a talker and a storyteller, and my dad, who has kind of a soft-spoken, understated sense of humor, I think that's how I became what I am, which is sort of an understated storyteller." - Mike Birbiglia

"Jeb Bush says he`s not a good - why would he admit that? I watched him. I`m not an entertainer. He goes, I`m not a good talker. I don`t speak well. I don`t debate well. I don`t do anything well. But you should vote for me. That`s Jeb Bush." - Donald Trump

"She was a talker, wasn't she?" Bobby Lee said, sliding down the ditch with a yodel. "She would of been a good woman," The Misfit said, "if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life." "Some fun!" Bobby Lee said. "Shut up, Bobby Lee," The Misfit said. "It's no real pleasure in life." - Flannery O'Connor

"I used to always crack jokes in class. I was a good liar and a good talker. I was just good. I was my father's son. I was slick. When it comes to knowing what to say, to charm, I always had it." - Drake

"I like to take a long time over breakfast, and I can't bear to talk. If a guest is a breakfast talker it's very important to invite another so they can talk to each other. Otherwise they spoil the newspaper reading and everything else." - Julian Fellowes

"Some guys can do more talking in the ring, other guys do posing, body building, whatever the hell they do in the ring. But I don't have the big body, and I'm not the big smooth talker, but I can get in the ring and wrestle." - Owen Hart

"I was conscious of being wordy as a child. I was a terrible talker. I memorised the Latin names of flowers at five; I was shown off as a freak. My father encouraged me to be wordier than I was: he'd been a street orator at the time of Mosley, and his ideal primary concert speech was Henry V's speech before Harfleur." - Simon Schama

"Individual psychotherapy - that is, engaging a distressed fellow human in a disciplined conversation and human relationship - requires that the therapist have the proper temperament and philosophy of life for such work. By that I mean that the therapist must be patient, modest, and a perceptive listener, rather than a talker and advice-giver." - Thomas Szasz

"There is a warning here for true pilgrims. Beware of the talker, but also be careful not to judge too quickly those whom God has blessed with both genuine grace and a fluency to speak of divine mercy in ways more eloquent than others. The proof is in the life-not a perfect life, but a life that both delights in divine truth and magnifies God, the only giver of the sovereign grace that always produces the truly fruitful, fragrant life." - John Bunyan

"Adrian smiled and clasped my hands, taking a few steps toward me. "And as for who you are, you're the same beautiful, brave, and ridiculously smart caffeinated fighter you've been since the day I met you." Finally, he put "beautiful" at the top of his list of adjectives. Not that I should have cared. "Sweet talker," I scoffed. "You didn't know anything about me the first time we met." "I knew you were beautiful," he said. "I just hoped for the rest." - Richelle Mead

"I had always been a great talker and teller of tales. 'You should put a lock on that tongue of yours. It's long enough and sharp enough to slit your own throat,' our guardian warned me, the night before I left home to go to the royal court at Versailles ... I just laughed. 'Don't you know a woman's tongue is her sword? You wouldn't want me to let my only weapon rust, would you?" - Kate Forsyth

"There are so many kinds of different feelings - not good feelings - going on in the room, and he comes in with so much compassion. He's a straight talker and pulls them into what feels like a really positive action-struggle kind of feeling. Without seeing that, you might have all kinds of judgments or feelings about what might go on in a place like that. But it felt akin to a spiritual healing more than I could have possibly anticipated." - John H Richardson

"Adrian smiled and clasped my hands, taking a few steps toward me. "And as for who you are, you're the same beautiful, brave, and ridiculously smart caffeinated fighter you"ve been since the day I met you." Finally, he put "beautiful" at the top of his list of adjectives. Not that I should have cared. "Sweet talker," I scoffed. "You did' know anything about me the first time we met." "I knew you were beautiful," he said. "I just hoped for the rest." - Richelle Mead

"I'm not a big talker. If a guy talks to me in a professional, polite way, then I might have a little conversation with you. But if you do a lot of jawing, I just don't get engaged that much. Nobody really says anything to me, honestly. I don't say anything to anybody, and nobody really says anything to me. I don't know. I don't talk a lot of mess." - Larry Fitzgerald

"Like all silent men, I am an incessant talker. I talk so much in an endless monologue in my own mind, explaining meself to meself, explaining things (in me own mind) to your aunt, answering back customers (in me own mind) and talking to beautiful women about my soul (in me own mind) and addressing huge cheering crowds about my ideas on how the country should be run (in my imagination) that when it comes to loosening me mortal tongue in reel life, sure there's not an ounce of talk left in me." - Olivia Robertson

"I hadn't realized until this week that in [Moses'] youth he killed a man, an Egyptian, and buried him under some sandI used to worry that I wasn't enough like Jesus, but yesterday I remembered who was my king; a man who, when God addressed him and told him to lead the people out of Egypt, said, 'But I'm not a good talker! Couldn't you ask my brother instead?' So it should not be so hard to come at this life with a bit of honesty. I don't need to be great like the leader of the Christian people. I can be a bumbling, murderous coward like the King of the Jews." - Sheila Heti

"We should all know this: that listening is not talking; [it] is the gifted and great role and the imaginative role. And the true listener is much more beloved, magnetic than the talker, and he is more effective, and learns more and does more good. And so try listening. Listen to your wife, your husband, your father, your mother, your children, your friends; to those who love you and those who don't, to those who bore you, to your enemies. It will work a small miracle. And perhaps a great one." - Brenda Ueland

"There just isn't a weak season of 'Breaking Bad.' There's just superior work, a sprint toward evil that turned into a marathon. But like all big-talker shows that bring their heavy cargo in for a rough and breathlessly observed landing, 'Breaking Bad' didn't quite leave itself enough runway to satisfactorily end some of its better story lines, especially once the chronology gap closed up between the flash-forwards from last year's episodes and Sunday night's conclusion. One could easily argue that there was just too much left to do in this one episode." - Hank Stuever

"There just is' a weak season of 'Breaking Bad.' There's just superior work, a sprint toward evil that turned into a marathon. But like all big-talker shows that bring their heavy cargo in for a rough and breathlessly observed landing, 'Breaking Bad' did' quite leave itself enough runway to satisfactorily end some of its better story lines, especially once the chronology gap closed up between the flash-forwards from last year's episodes and Sunday night's conclusion. One could easily argue that there was just too much left to do in this one episode." - Hank Stuever

"I don't suppose that she gave you the job based on looks alone?" Adrian had been staring off but now flashed me a big smile. "Why, Sage, you sweet talker." "That's not what I meant! What happened?" He shrugged. "I told the truth." "Adrian!" "I'm serious. She asked me what my greatest strength was. I said getting along with people." "That's not bad." I admitted. "Then she asked what my greatest weakness was. And I said, 'Where should I start?'" "Adrian!" "Stop saying my name like that. I told her the truth. By the time I was on the fourth one, she told me I could go." - Richelle Mead

"The talker has found a hearer but not a listener; and though he may talk his very best for his own sake, you will find that his mental movements are erratic: they have no fixed centre and no definite object. His talk is like the water of a canal whose banks have given way, which rolls aimlessly hither and thither, without fulfilling any useful function, though it is the same water which was so helpful and serviceable, when it was confined within clearly marked limits by the restraining force of its earthy boundaries." - Charles Dickens

"When I first got on the internet as a tween, I wasn't comfortable showing up in social spaces. I didn't have a loud voice. As a function of my youth and gender, I wasn't given a voice at the dinner table, and nor maybe should I have been. But I thought I wanted one, and I was able to have it online. I wasn't a great talker, but I found these other skills. And when this stuff is described as "not real writing" or "bad for my brain" or whatever, it just seems like it's from people who wanted to keep their place at the dinner table." - Virginia Heffernan

"I am wondering what would have happened to me if some fluent talker had converted me to the theory of the eight-hour day and convinced me that it was not fair to my fellow workers to put forth my best efforts in my work. I am glad that the eight-hour day had not been invented when I was a young man. If my life had been made up of eight-hour days, I do not believe I could have accomplished a great deal. This country would not amount to as much as it does if the young men of fifty years ago had been afraid that they might earn more than they were paid for." - Thomas A Edison



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