Topics: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Talkers Quotes

RELATED QUOTES

"Constant talkers are unheard." - Mason Cooley

"Great talkers, little doers." - Benjamin Franklin

"Talkers are no good doers." - William Shakespeare

"Talkers expand like bread dough." - Helen Gurley Brown

"Great talkers are little doers." - Benjamin Franklin

"I never went for the talkers." - Elizabeth Scott

"Brisk talkers are generally slow thinkers." - Jonathan Swift

"The talkers are rising above the thinkers." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Good talkers are only found in Paris." - Francois Villon

"Two great talkers will not travel far together." - George Henry Borrow

"People who have little to do are excessive talkers." - Bill Vaughan

"I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken." - Bob Dylan

"People who have little to do are excessive talkers." - Proverbs

"Unlike most great talkers, the rooks are good workers, too." - Flora Thompson

"Two great talkers will not travel far together." - George Borrow

"I really don't care that much about 'Beauties'. What I really like are Talkers ... Talkers are doing something. Beauties are being something ..." - Andy Warhol

"They who are great talkers in company have never been any talkers by themselves, nor used to private discussions of our home regimen." - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

"They who are great talkers in company have never been any talkers by themselves, nor used to private discussions of our home regimen." - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

"Talkers have always ruled. They will continue to rule. The smart thing is to join them." - Bruce Barton

"The talkers and writers resent being left on the sidelines by the doers." - Thomas Sowell

"Great talkers do not stop for breath, and never look at the clock." - Mason Cooley

"When will talkers refrain from evil speaking: when listeners refrain from evil-hearing." - Augustus William Hare

"The most fluent talkers or most plausible reasoners are not always the justest thinkers." - William Hazlitt

"There are some silent people who are more interesting than the best talkers." - Benjamin Disraeli

"We Irish will never achieve anything; but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks" - Oscar Wilde

"[Donald Trump] is a doer in a game usually reserved for talkers." - Mike Pence

"I hate grate talkers; I had rather have a swarm of bees lite onto me." - Josh Billings

"In politics and in trade, bruisers and pirates are of better promise than talkers and clerks." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"it is an easy mistake to think that non-talkers are non-feelers." - Wallace Stegner

"Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty." - Thomas Sowell

"Great talkers are trying to fill the gap between themselves and others, but only widen it." - Mason Cooley

"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little." - Jeanjacques Rousseau

"There's 3 types of people in this world: there's talkers, there's watchers, and there's doers." - Jeremy Stephens

"Great talkers should be cropt, for they've no need of ears." - Benjamin Franklin

"Tennessee Williams recognized that great theater begins with great talkers, and that great talkers obey two rules: they never sound like anyone else and they never say anything directly." - Edmund White

"I don't like talk and I don't like talkers. Like Ma Barker. That's what she always said, 'Ma Barker doesn't like talk and she doesn't like talkers.' She just sat there with her gun." - David Bowie

"If only our great thinkers could learn to talk, and our great talkers could learn to think." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"Butler compared the tongues of these eternal talkers to race-horses, which go the faster the less weight they carry." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Southerners love a good tale. They are born reciters, great memory retainers, diary keepers, letter exchangers . . . great talkers." - Eudora Welty

"The reason there are so few good talkers in public is that there are so few thinkers in private." - Anonymous

"The greatest talkers in the days of peace have been the most pusillanimous in the day of temptation." - Jeremy Taylor

"Good talkers are people who use interesting language and have a lot of energy in speech and who also listen." - Grace Paley

"Talkers are no good doers; be assur'd we come to use our hands and not our tongues." - William Shakespeare

"People think we are such great talkers, but there is so much silence in Ireland about certain issues." - Fionnula Flanagan

"I think we need a 12-step group for non-stop talkers. We're going to call it On and On Anon." - Paula Poundstone

"I prefer the society of one faithful person to an association of rapid talkers, who more than anything else seek admiration from one another." - Matthew Pearl

"Tut, tut, my lord! we will not stand to prate; Talkers are no good doers. Be assured: We go to use our hands, and not our tongues." - William Shakespeare

"Tush! Fear not, my lord, we will not stand to prate; Talkers are no good doers: be assured We come to use our hands and not our tongues." - William Shakespeare

"Slander-mongers and those who listen to slander, if I had my way, would all be strung up, the talkers by the tongue, the listeners by the ears." - Plautus

"I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end, But I do not talk of the beginning or the end." - Walt Whitman

"To the haranguers of the populace among the ancients, succeed among the moderns your writers of political pamphlets and news-papers, and your coffee-house talkers." - Benjamin Franklin

"We Irish are too poetical to be poets; we are a nation of brilliant failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks." - Oscar Wilde

"Any time people come together in a meeting, we're not necessarily getting the best ideas; we're just getting the ideas of the best talkers." - Susan Cain

"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

"The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers." - Thomas Sowell

"Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none." - George Bernard Shaw

"I don't like business talkers, you know, people who are constantly like, 'Blah blah blah movies.' I find it incredibly boring." - Zooey Deschanel

"I worry that there are people who are put in positions of authority because they're good talkers, but they don't have good ideas." - Susan Cain

"They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves." - Lillian Hellman

"I have never met a successful person who talked about failing. The glass is always half full. I don't even like being around negative talkers." - Sir Mixalot

"There are some great writers who are great talkers, but there are more great writers who are not great talkers. People seem to think there is some connection between talking and writing, but I love to talk and if there were some connection between the two of them I would be the most prolific writer in the history of the world." - Fran Lebowitz

"Imagination, which is the Eldorado of the poet and of the novel-writer, often proves the most pernicious gift to the individuals who compose the talkers instead of the writers in society." - Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

"The mark of a good conversationalist is not that you can talk a lot. The mark is that you can get others to talk a lot. Thus, good schmoozer's are good listeners, not good talkers." - Guy Kawasaki

"The thing is, you can't always have the best of everything. Because for a life to be real, you need it all: good and bad, beach and concrete, the familiar and the unknown, big talkers and small towns." - Sarah Dessen

"Thinkers think and doers do. But until the thinkers do and the doers think, progress will be just another word in the already overburdened vocabulary of the talkers who talk." - Anonymous

"There is such a torture, happily unknown to ancient tyranny, as talking a man to death. Marcus Aurelius advises to assent readily to great talkers - in hopes, I suppose, to put an end to the argument." - Laurence Sterne

"At the day of Doom men shall be judged according to their fruits. It will not be said then, did you believe? But, were you doers or talkers only?" - John Bunyan

"Brisk talkers are usually slow thinkers. There is, indeed, no wild beast more to be dreaded than a communicative man having nothing to communicate. If you are civil to the voluble they will abuse your patience; if brusque, your character." - Jonathan Swift

"Society is infested by persons who, seeing that the sentiments please, counterfeit the expression of them. These we call sentimentalists - talkers who mistake the description for the thing, saying for having." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Conversation is interesting in proportion to the originality of the central ideas which serve as pivots and the fitness of the little facts and observations which are contributed by the talkers." - Philip Gilbert Hamerton

"There is such a torture, happily unknown to ancient tyranny, as talking a man to death. Marcus Aurelius advises to assent readily to great talkers-in hopes, I suppose, to put an end to the argument." - Laurence Sterne

"Imagination, which is the eldorado of the poet and of the novel-writer, often proves the most pernicious gift to the individuals who compose the talkers instead of the writers in society." - Lady Marguerite Blessington

"The thing is, you ca' always have the best of everything. Because for a life to be real, you need it all: good and bad, beach and concrete, the familiar and the unknown, big talkers and small towns." - Sarah Dessen

"We need only look to our Navajo Code Talkers during World War II to see the value that Native languages bring not only to their culture, but to the security of all Americans." - Rick Renzi

"The act of thinking and interpreting is so central to Judaism that it makes more sense that we've become people like Woody Allen - thinkers and talkers and drafters of law." - Tony Kushner

"If I were to name my favorite pastime, I'd have to say talking about myself. I love it and I think most other people do too. We need, people like us, more listeners and less talkers." - Hedy Lamarr

"The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the isolation of all other forms of composition; for most good talkers, when they have run down, are miserable; they know that they have betrayed themselves, that they have taken material which should have a life of its own, to dispense it in noises upon the air." - Cyril Connolly

"The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers. Think about the things that have improved our lives the most over the past century - medical advances, the transportation revolution, huge increases in consumer goods, dramatic improvements in housing, the computer. The people who created these things - the doers - are not popular heroes. Our heroes are the talkers who complain about the doers." - Thomas Sowell

"The present is an age of talkers, and not of doers; and the reason is, that the world is growing old. We are so far advanced in the Arts and Sciences, that we live in retrospect, and dote on past achievement." - William Hazlitt

"When it comes to scientific matters the ready talkers simply run riot. There are a lot of pseudo-scientists who with a little technical jargon to spatter through their talk are always getting in the limelight. ... The less they know the surer they are about it." - Charles Proteus Steinmetz

"I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken, I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children, And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall." - Bob Dylan

"What's important is that you stay true to yourself. Because when you enter the real world, the most valuable thing you can bring is all your you-ness. The world doesn't need any more hot chicks or tough guys or smooth talkers - the world needs more you. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise." - Bo Burnham

"Every Republican has a one-liner on ObamaCare. I've got detailed plans on energy independence, on school choice, on health care, on foreign policy. They all hire somebody to write their plans. They can borrow mine. I've actually got ideas. Enough with the slick talkers. Let's elect somebody that's done something." - Bobby Jindal

"There are a lot of talkers in the world. There are a lot of people who know what's right and what's powerful, yet still are' producing the results they desire. It's not enough to talk the talk. You"ve got to walk the talk" - Tony Robbins

"When will talkers refrain from evil speaking? When listeners refrain from evil hearing. At present there are many so credulous of evil, they will receive suspicions and impressions against persons whom they don't know, from a person whom they do know - an authority good for nothing." - Augustus Hare

"the Press has no band of critics who go the round of the churches and chapels, and are on the watch for a slip or defect in the preacher, to make a 'feature' in their article: the clergy are, practically, the most irresponsible of all talkers." - George Eliot

"Sex in the nineties is boring. The problem is that it has gone from an active act to a spectator sport. We watch people make love on television and in films. We call 900 numbers to hear what someone would do to us if they weren't sitting in a boiler room of other dirty talkers reading from a prepared script." - Erma Bombeck

"when these incorrigible talkers are compelled to be quiet, is it not evident that they are not silent because they are listening to what is said, but because they are thinking of what they themselves shall say when they can seize the first lucky interval, for which they are so narrowly watching?" - Hannah More

"When will talkers refrain from evil speaking? When listeners refrain from evil hearing. At present there are many so credulous of evil, they will receive suspicions and impressions against persons whom they don't know, from a person whom they do know-an authority good for nothing." - Augustus William Hare

"There are a lot of talkers in the world. There are a lot of people who know what's right and what's powerful, yet still aren't producing the results they desire. It's not enough to talk the talk. You've got to walk the talk" - Tony Robbins

"My family were Russian Jews. They got you to read as soon as you could. And then assumed you would read a lot. People didn't really tell stories but they were good talkers. That's important for a writer, to hear speakers." - Grace Paley

"Those in public office who do not love the people are thieves stealing salaries. Those who teach but do not themselves practice what they teach are mere talkers. Those who try to do successful work without considering development of character will find it insubstantial." - Zicheng Hong

"In the glory days of Orioles, when I was a newbie baseball writer for the Post, the roster of talkers was as good as the everyday lineup. Singy - Ken Singleton - Flanny, and Cakes - the underwear spokesman Jim Palmer - were my go-to guys, occupying stalls along one wall of the shabby chic clubhouse." - Jane Leavy

"Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. I don't really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have yours. Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible." - Mary Oliver

"Conservative talkers love to throw numbers around: their ratings and their audience size. And to be sure, they have a sizable audience which numbers in the tens of millions. But having people tune in and being able to dictate their actions are two different things." - John Ridley

"How are we going to make painters by lecturing to them? We are going to make questioners, doubters, and talkers. We are going to make painters by painting ourselves, and by showing the paintings of others. By working frankly from our convictions, we are going to make them work frankly from theirs." - William Morris Hunt

"I actually love Twitter, but I don't ... I never know what to ... I get a lot of my news from Twitter. But, I never ... I sometimes just don't think ... I think Twitter is full of a lot of talkers and not many listeners, so I'm happy to be one of the listeners." - Lee Pace

"Tell me, is it possible to love someone who is not as smart as you are? ...But isn't it important for you to think she is smarter than you in order to fall in love? ...Why is that? Because we want to know things, how the pieces fit. Talkers seduce, words direct us into corners. We want more than anything to grow and change. Brave new world." - Michael Ondaatje

"How dare the smooth talkers, the clever official blabbers, open their mouths and boast of progress. . . . Here they hold jubilant peace conferences in which they talk against war. . . . But the same righteous Governments, who are so nobly, industriously active to establish the eternal peace, are preparing, by their own confession, complete annihilation for six million people, and there is nobody, except the doomed themselves, to raise his voice in protest although this is a worse crime than any war . . ." - Max Nordau

"I worry that there are people who are put in positions of authority because they're good talkers, but they don't have good ideas. It's so easy to confuse schmoozing ability with talent. Someone seems like a good presenter, easy to get along with, and those traits are rewarded. Well, why is that? They're valuable traits, but we put too much of a premium on presenting and not enough on substance and critical thinking." - Susan Cain

"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. It is plain that an ignorant person thinks everything he does know important, and he tells it to everybody. But a well-educated man is not so ready to display his learning; he would have too much to say, and he sees that there is much more to be said, so he holds his peace." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"I began to understand that there were certain talkers-certain girls-whom people liked to listen to, not because of what they, the girls, had to say, but because of the delight they took in saying it. A delight in themselves, a shine on their faces, a conviction that whatever they were telling about was remarkable and that they themselves could not help but give pleasure. There might be other people-people like me-who didn't concede this, but that was their loss. And people like me would never be the audience these girls were after, anyway." - Alice Munro

"Some men at the approach of a dispute neigh like horses. Unless there be an argument, they think nothing is doing. Some talkers excel in the precision with which they formulate their thoughts, so that you get from them somewhat to remember; others lay criticism asleep by a charm. Especially women use words that are not words,-as steps in a dance are not steps,-but reproduce the genius of that they speak of; as the sound of some bells makes us think of the bell merely, whilst the church chimes in the distance bring the church and its serious memories before us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson



| NEXT PAGE



RELATED TOPICS

Talkers, Big Talkers,