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Talking To The Dead Quotes


"You are talking to dead men here." - Friedrich Paulus

"Talking to yourself is a sign of madness. Talking to yourself, dead, is class.' - c. 12" - Tom Holt

"We're not talking about dead people, we're talking about the aliens; of their ghosts!" - George Noory

"Books are dead men talking." - George R R Martin

"You cannot do justice to the dead. When we talk about doing justice to the dead we are talking about retribution for the harm done to them. But retribution and justice are two different things." - William Shawcross

"I spend a lot of my time talking to the dead, but since I get paid for it, no one thinks I'm mad." - Hilary Mantel

"So? You think people stop talking to you when they are dead?" - Mal Peet

"I reject criticism because the last thing I wanted was to sit there and look at people talking. I think people are conditioned to think of documentaries now as talking heads. This movie about Valentino is not about that at all. It's about watching people in action. To the critics who wanted more talking heads, I send a dozen dead roses." - Matt Tyrnauer

"I have spent my life falling. Not the kind that Tiny's talking about. He's talking about love. I'm talking about life. In my kind of falling, there's no landing. There's only hitting the ground. Hard. Dead, or wanting to be dead. So the whole time you're falling, it's the worst feeling in the world. Because you feel you have no control over it. Because you know how it ends." - John Green

"It seemed to me as we were talking about Christ rising from the dead, the sun popped over the mountain. That was indicative of Christ rising - a new day. It just makes sense." - Robert Hayden

"Atheist Jews double crossers stole our [black people's] secrets. . . . They give us to worship a dead Jew and not ourselves . . . . Selling fried potatoes and people, the little arty bastards talking arithmetic they sucked from the arab's head." - Amiri Baraka

"Atheist Jews double crossers stole our [black people"s] secrets. . . . They give us to worship a dead Jew and not ourselves . . . . Selling fried potatoes and people, the little arty bastards talking arithmetic they sucked from the arab's head." - Amiri Baraka

"People refer to 'the good ol' days', but I don't know what they're talking about. As someone who's battled cancer, if I lived more than 20 years ago, I'd be a dead man" - Lance Armstrong

"Thinking is the soul talking to itself." - Plato

"I called my book 'When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead' because that's the truth. I will keep talking until the big hand comes down from Heaven. But I am a spiritual man and I believe that even that does not have to be the end." - Jerry Weintraub

"You talking to me? You talking to me? Then who the hell else are you talking to - you talking to me? Well, I'm the only one here." - Robert De Niro

"The dead are notoriously hard to satisfy," - Jack Spicer

"I don't just talk to the dead." - Sylvia Browne

"Talking to Yogi Berra about baseball is like talking to Homer about the Gods." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"A psychiatrists is the next man you start talking to after you start talking to yourself." - Fred Allen

"The next best thing to talking to her is talking about her." - Graham Greene

"To me, the moment you're talking about nonfiction you're talking about reality." - David Shields

"With "poets dead and gone" as Keats says in "Mermaid Tavern" they are alive and talking to us and us to them." - Gregory Orr

"We give our dead To the orchards And the groves. We give our dead To life." - Octavia Butler

"I'm talking to you more than I speak with my mahmen." "I thought your mother was dead." "She is." "You have a very low standard for communication." - J.R. Ward

"I'm talking to you more than I speak with my mahmen." "I thought your mother was dead." "She is." "You have a very low standard for communication." - J.R. Ward

"I still have nightmares of dead comrades, a long time ago, talking to me. 'Emmanuel, don't forget about us, don't give up, keep telling our story.'" - Emmanuel Jal

"I look at what I've gone through in my career and I really shouldn't be talking to you now. I should be dead ten times over." - Jack Wild

"I ought not to speak about the dead because the dead are all over the place." - Harold Pinter

"Can not the One who gives life to dead land, give life to dead hearts?" - Yasmin Mogahed

"The dead will always be dead, but we have to go on living." - Haruki Murakami

"The dead are dead but they rely on us to fulfill their hopes." - James A Michener

"The boy was dead eager, which could soon lead to plain dead." - Robert Jordan

"Be content to act, and leave the talking to others." - Baltasar Gracian

"People ought to quit talking to the press." - Terry Mcauliffe

"Its difficult to do a genre film well, and it doesnt matter if youre talking vampire movies or Dawn of the Dead or The Thing or Escape From New York. Those kind of movies, they understand what the old-school B-movie is supposed to be, they get the throwback of it." - Ethan Hawke

"It's difficult to do a genre film well, and it doesn't matter if you're talking vampire movies or 'Dawn of the Dead' or 'The Thing' or 'Escape From New York.' Those kind of movies, they understand what the old-school B-movie is supposed to be, they get the throwback of it." - Ethan Hawke

"Sometimes, you like to let the hair do the talking!" - James Brown

"Basically, I don't ever move too far past the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, because it's of first importance. And I make sure it's of first importance with anyone I'm talking to. It all comes down to that, really, when you get right down to it. So it's not complex. Jesus removed our sins and guarantees we can be raised from the dead." - Phil Robertson

"The attraction of being wild is living on the edge, living up to the reputations of the people you've been following or emulating. People are always talking about how wild and exciting they were, but the key word is 'were', because there's a long list of dead, famous people." - Christian Slater

"The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead." - Thomas Jefferson

"Let the dead bury the dead." - Harper Lee

"Gangsta Rap is dead. I've moved on. And the raps that I'm rappin to my community shouldn't be filled with rage? They shouldn't be filled with same attrocities that they gave me? The media they don't talk about it, so in my raps I have to talk about it, and it seems foreign because there's no one else talking about it." - Tupac Shakur

"They told me, Heraclitus, they told me you were dead, They brought me bitter news to hear and bitter tears to shed. I wept, as I remembered, how often you and I Had tired the sun with talking and sent him down the sky." - Callimachus

"The dead look so terribly dead when they're dead." - W Somerset Maugham

"If someone says no, you're talking to the wrong person." - Kris Jenner

"Never talking to strangers. Saying nasty things about the neighbors." - Paulo Coelho

"I like to let my racket do the talking." - Rod Laver

"When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself." - Plato

"I hate talking about music, to tell you the truth." - Brian Eno

"Yesterday belongs to the dead. Tomorrow belongs to the living." - Madlib

"I've spent so many years talking about poverty and economic justice, I'm strongly tempted to get biblical. Jesus' teachings are so radical; they're just insanely generous and apocalyptic. Christians become more fascinated by the dead Jesus. They don't like the living Jesus." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"Let the dead Past bury its dead!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Balder the Beautiful Is dead, is dead!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Let the dead bury their dead." - Bible

"I am talking to you, but the moment I am talking to you, the universe is being created and destroyed." - Paulo Coelho

"Books are the way the dead talk to the living." - Laurie Anderson

"I fell into a sound sleep and dreamed that I was at a banquet back in Gion, talking with an elderly man who was explaining to me that his wife, whom he'd cared for deeply, wasn't really dead because the pleasure of their time together lived on inside him." - Arthur Golden

"Our job is to bring the dead facts to life." - William Bernbach

"Writing is a fine thing, because it combines the two pleasures of talking to yourself and talking to a crowd." - Cesare Pavese

"The best way to sound like you know what you're talking about is to know what you're talking about." - Anonymous

"To the ashes of the dead glory comes too late." - Martial

"The final reward of the dead - to die no more" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"It is human to exaggerate the merits of the dead." - Mark Twain

"Envy honors the dead in order to insult the living." - Claude Adrien Helvetius

"The dead are the only people to have permanent dwellings." - Rita Mae Brown

"He's gone to join the majority [the dead]." - Petronius

"To the ashes of the dead glory comes too late." - Marcus Valerius Martial

"None but the dead are permitted to tell the truth." - Mark Twain

"In Egypt, the living were subordinate to the dead." - Stephen Gardiner

"If your heart is dead, know that the One who can give life to the dead body, can give life to your dead heart." - Yasmin

"We're not talking about truth, we're talking about something that seems like truth - the truth we want to exist." - Stephen Colbert

"It's not easy to find a topic. Talking of home is painful. Talking of the present unbearable." - Suzanne Collins

"To bring the dead to life Is no great magic. Few are wholly dead: Blow on a dead man's embers And a live flame will start." - Robert Graves

"The tragedy is that we have too many dead men in the pulpits giving out too many dead sermons to too many dead people." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Only the dead fail to reach out with both hands." - Christine de Pizan

"The main thing is not to be dead." - Robert Motherwell

"The first requirement for a composer is to be dead." - Arthur Honegger

"The dead are often known to eat 27 and 53" - David Almond

"It is not becoming to grieve immoderately for the dead." - Tacitus

"Chilo advised, "not to speak evil of the dead."" - Diogenes

"And so they are ever returning to us, the dead." - W G Sebald

"There are things to be learned even from the dead." - George R R Martin

"Chilo advised, not to speak evil of the dead." - Diogenes Laertius

"Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us." - Jim Carroll

"Glory is of no use to the dead -Darth Bane" - Drew Karpyshyn

"A Bayonet's contrition is nothing to the dead." - Emily Dickinson

"No marriage is "too dead" for the Lord to restore." - Charles R Swindoll


"The Dead travel fast." - Bram Stoker

"I envy the dead." - William Mulholland

"No yield to the dead! Never stab the fighter when he's down. Where's the glory, killing the dead twice over?" - Sophocles

"Death is meaningless to the living because they are living, and meaningless to the dead... because they are dead." - Epicurus

"The reason why congregations have been so dead is because they have dead men preaching to them. How can dead men beget living children?" - George Whitefield

"I read the story and reread the story, but I still could not find the universality that the little Irishman had spoken of. All I saw in the story was some Irishmen meeting in a room and talking politics. What had that to do with America, especially with my people? It was not until years later that I saw what he meant ... I began to listen, to listen closely to how they talked about their heroes, to how they talked about the dead and how great the dead had once been. I heard it everywhere." - Ulysses S Grant

"It's kind of beating a dead horse if you're talking about going out and saying wrestling's fake, or this or that. People don't want to hear that. They want to hear, they wanted to find an inside story." - Owen Hart

"Half the issues they - are so polished they're talking about - are dead by the time they get into the office, and into the midst of their tour where they're really productive." - James Stockdale

"Sometimes you're noodling around with a sketch and something incongruous in the drawing calls forth the caption and other times you think of a line and just have to find a place for it. A cartoon with a caption like "I don't want to live forever, but I sure as hell don't want to be dead forever either" sprang into my head and I just had to find the right venue for it which was an old couple talking to each other." - Robert Mankoff

"Moms Mabley said you have to say good things about the dead. I say, 'He's dead. Good.'" - Kate Clinton

"For the first time in her life Granny wondered whether there might be something important in all these books people were setting store by these days, although she was opposed to books on strict moral grounds, since she had heard that many of them were written by dead people and therefore it stood to reason reading them would be as bad as necromancy. Among the many things in the infinitely varied universe with which Granny did not hold was talking to dead people, who by all accounts had enough troubles of their own." - Terry Pratchett

"When logic and proportion Have fallen softly dead And the White Knight is talking backwards And the Red Queen's off with her head! Remember what the dormouse said: Feed your head! Feed your head!" - Grace Slick

"I guess maybe I was hired to play in the Doll House because of my dinner scene in The Sixth Sense, which has been scrutinized a thousand times as to whether you know Bruce Willis is dead, or whether I'm talking to myself. I think that maybe if that could be my forte, to do a scene and be able to say it could be read this way or that way." - Olivia Williams

"I think it's interesting that people like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi said that the Tea Party was dead and they weren't influential and yet they're still talking about the Tea Party." - Katie Pavlich

"Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing." - Bill Vaughan

"Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing." - Vance Havner

"I've become a collector of stories about unlikely returns: the sudden reappearance of the long-lost son, the father found, the lovers reunited after forty years. Once in awhile, a letter does fall behind a post office desk and lie there for years before it's finally discovered and delivered to the rightful address. The seemingly brain-dead sometimes wake up and start talking. I'm always on the lookout for proof that what is done can sometimes be undone." - Karen Thompson Walker

"They say rock is dead. Andy [Warhol] said art is dead. God is dead according to Nietzsche. If everything's dead what's alive? Only technology. We're in the era of technology." - Sean Lennon

"Silence means they [the audience] are paying attention. Even if I drop bombs and they're dead quiet, it's still okay. If they start talking, that's when you've lost them." - Anthony Jeselnik

"I enjoy talking to fans." - Douglas Wilson

"The emergent terrorist threats and the spread of nuclear technology and materials have made it much more likely that terrorists will get their hands on a nuclear weapon and that just changes the whole calculus. I love the quote by Rev. Richard Cizik: "If you've never changed your mind about anything, then pinch yourself, you might be dead." The world has changed and we need to start talking about this." - Valerie Plame

"Can we get back to how we're going to kill Nick? And what's this about a dead body? You'd better start talking quick, Ivy, 'cause I'm not going to play hide-and-seek with a dead guy in my trunk. I did that in college, and I'm not going to do it again." A smile quirked Ivy's mouth. "Really?" she asked, and I flushed." - Kim Harrison

"To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em." - Ted Nugent

"When [Steven Lerner] says that unions and so forth are "dead," he's talking about clout. He's talking about power. But "community organizations," the ACORN types, these are the groups that can successfully organize a strike - a strike meaning people just stop paying back on their loans." - Rush Limbaugh

"The other mistake I think people make is talking to who's available rather than talking to who they need to talk to." - Emmett Shear

"Live dead. Alive to Christ, dead to self." - Mark Beeson

"If you came into the theater believing in the talking snake, it's kind of hard to leave the theater still believing in the talking snake." - Bill Maher

"The dead governs the living." - Auguste Comte

"The dead govern the living." - Auguste Comte

"Talking to Francis gave me the sensation of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean." - Harper Lee

"All of nature talks to me - if I could just figure out what it's saying - trees are swinging in the breeze. They're talking to me. Insects are rubbing their legs together. They're all talking. They're talking to me." - Laurie Anderson

"And when you start talking about the practicality of winning a race like that - you've got to remember we're not talking about winning 51 percent of the vote. We're talking about winning 36, 37, 38 percent of the vote." - Hamilton Jordan

"Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms. It's by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! I talk nonsense, therefore I'm human" - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Let the dead bury the dead, your time will come." - Bob Dylan

"Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear." - Joseph Joubert

"The talking oak To the ancient spoke. But any tree Will talk to me." - Mary Carolyn Davies

"Talking wisely to the ignorant is throwing precious seeds to the desert sands!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Talking to the Taliban is a process the Afghans have to manage. It is their country." - Philip Hammond

"You have no time to do the science if you're talking to the media." - James Hansen

"Talking to the British about sex is like talking to Americans about reading. Nobody does it so why talk about it?" - Greg Proops

"When I'm talking to someone I think 'can I use this dialogue in a book,'" said Luis. "If the answer is no I try talking to someone else." - Tao Lin

"I'm not talking to you from the point of view of wishful thinking or imaginary craziness. i'm talking to you from a deeper, basic understanding." - Fred Alan Wolf

"I enjoy talking pitching and talking baseball. And I don't have all the answers. I don't claim to, but I'm more than happy to share my beliefs." - Roy Halladay

"It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all." - Democritus

"Mothers are doing a better job talking about risk, danger, reproduction, consent, unwanted pregnancy. We're not talking about how to balance the risks and joys and we're really not talking about the joys." - Peggy Orenstein

"Is anyone who's supposed to be dead actually dead?" - Karen Marie Moning

"Do the dead frighten you?" - George R R Martin

"The beast is not dead." - Heather O'Rourke

"Smiling the boy fell dead." - Robert Browning

"The old Lena is dead," - Lauren Oliver

"Only the dead know Brooklyn." - Thomas Wolfe

"Rest is for the dead." - Thomas Carlyle

"The dead have a presence." - Don Delillo

"No grief reaches the dead." - Sallust

"I love the dead... Frequently." - Necro

"The Democratic Party is DEAD." - Robert Reich

"The beast is not dead." - Heather Orourke

"The cliche is dead poetry." - Gerald Brenan

"The dead walk among us." - Max Brooks

"The younger the fan I can have, the better. I love talking to kids." - Richard Dean Anderson

"I am dead: dead, but in the Elysian fields." - Benjamin Disraeli



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