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Conversation quotes by Bill Nighy
#1. I quoted David Hare one of his lines the other day to illuminate whatever point we were trying to make in the conversation, and I said 'What play was that?' and he said 'It was your line, you said it about a hundred and fifty times in The Vertical Hour.' #Quote by Bill Nighy
Conversation quotes by Rashi
#2. God knew where he was, but he asked so as to start a conversation with Adam and avoid startling him too much to reply. #Quote by Rashi
Conversation quotes by Donna Freitas
#3. Was he going to ask me to go with him? Maybe I was getting ahead of myself and he was just making conversation. Oh, why was talking to a boy so fraught with complication? #Quote by Donna Freitas
Conversation quotes by A.E. Samaan
#4. Throw an idea into the world and its impact will ripple and reverberate beyond your side of the shore. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Conversation quotes by Jen  Wilde
#5. It's just that I know exactly how that conversation would have gone," I say. "I would've told her I'm too afraid to enter. She would've asked what I'm afraid of. I would've had to bring up the whole social anxiety thing, and she would've either encouraged me to enter anyway, completely disregarding my terror, or she would've nodded and excused herself #Quote by Jen Wilde
Conversation quotes by Mia Conrad
#6. Do remember that communication is an exchange of thoughts. This means listening and speaking are necessary. You can't call something a conversation if you're the only one talking or listening. #Quote by Mia Conrad
Conversation quotes by Jennifer Gilmore
#7. I had the worst feeling, when I hung up, that I had missed the purpose of our conversation, that we both had. We had been apart for so long and no longer knew how to speak, other than as strangers. How are you feeling? we said, but what we meant was, Where are you? who are you now? Are you still in there? #Quote by Jennifer Gilmore
Conversation quotes by Jim Gaffigan
#8. After a couple of kids, there might be one good friend left. And that friend is never available because she has too many kids herself. I'm amazed mothers have anyone to talk to. When a man finds out he's going to be a father, it barely covers more than twenty seconds of a conversation with his male friends. I heard you two are expecting! Congratu ... Who do you think is the best quarterback in the fourth quarter? #Quote by Jim Gaffigan
Conversation quotes by Melanie Charlene
#9. We share such a beautiful world. If nothing else, may we always find commonality and conversation on that basis #Quote by Melanie Charlene
Conversation quotes by Dick Sederquist
#10. People ask me how to start writing. I tell them that 'Creating Creates Creativity'. Put your notes and outline aside. Start with one anecdote or conversation, and that will lead to another and another. It's the steps, the path, not the final destination that drives the process or writing. #Quote by Dick Sederquist
Conversation quotes by Graeme Simsion
#11. I was having trouble making sense of all that Rosie was saying, doubtless due to the effects of the alcohol and her perfume. However, she had given me an opportunity to keep the conversation on safe ground. The inheritance of common genetically influenced traits such as eye colour is more complex than is generally understood, and I was confident that I could speak on the topic for long enough to occupy the remainder of our journey. But I realised that this was a defensive action and impolite to Rosie who had risked considerable embarrassment and damage to her relationship with Stefan for my benefit. #Quote by Graeme Simsion
Conversation quotes by Gillian Flynn
#12. No relationship is perfect, they say - they, who make do with dutiful sex and gassy bedtime rituals, who settle for TV as conversation, who believe that husbandly capitulation - yes, honey, okay, honey - is the same as concord. #Quote by Gillian Flynn
Conversation quotes by Tan Redding
#13. Their conversation was like root canal without anaesthesia. #Quote by Tan Redding
Conversation quotes by Allan G. Johnson
#14. A student of color in one of my classes, for example, once told me that she noticed my cutting her off during class, something she didn't think I did with white students. I could have weighed in with my professional authority and said it wasn't true, that she was imagining it, that I treated all my students that way, that she was being too sensitive, that I travel all over the country speaking about issues of inequality and injustice, so certainly I was above such things. But what I said to her was that I was truly sorry she'd had that experience. I wasn't aware of doing that, I told her, and the fact that I didn't consciously mean to was beside the point.

To respond in this way, I had to de-center myself from my privilege and make her experience and not mine the point of the conversation. I ended by telling her I would do everything I could to oay attention to this problem in the future to make sure it didn't happen again. #Quote by Allan G. Johnson
Conversation quotes by Michael Short
#15. Perhaps the most reliable route to meaning and joy, to plunging below the surface and seeking more than the superficiality of material ambition, is connection with people, places, ideas and issues. Of these, the most important are people and relationships. And the most reliable route to relationships is conversation. #Quote by Michael Short
Conversation quotes by Tony Abbott
#16. It was a positive sign that the conversation took place, it's a sign of the depth of the friendship between Australia and Indonesia. #Quote by Tony Abbott
Conversation quotes by Robert B. Parker
#17. Conversation between Susan's therapist and Spenser -
"And when you find her? Then what?"
"Then she will be free again to come here and work with you until she can make the choices she wishes to make."
"And what if you are not that choice?"
"I think I will be. But I can't control that. What I can do is see that she's free to choose. #Quote by Robert B. Parker
Conversation quotes by Beyonce Knowles
#18. I love my husband, but it is nothing like a conversation with a woman that understands you. I grow so much from those conversations. #Quote by Beyonce Knowles
Conversation quotes by Megan McCafferty
#19. This is my new hobby. I watch my life depart minute by minute. I anticipate the end of everything and anything
a conversation, a class, track practice, darkness
only to be left with more clock-watching to take its place. I'm continually waiting for something better that never comes. Maybe it would help if I knew what I wanted. #Quote by Megan McCafferty
Conversation quotes by Samuel Beckett
#20. The confusion is not my invention. We cannot listen to a conversation for five minutes without being aware of the confusion. It is all around us and our only chance now is to let it in. The only chance of renovation is to open our eyes and see the mess. It is not a mess you can make sense of. #Quote by Samuel Beckett
Conversation quotes by Kerth Barker
#21. One of these Technocrats had hacked into a laptop at a Bilderberg Group conference and listened into a conversation between a Rothschild and a Rockefeller. This conversation was about the different ways they planned to use surgical mutilation on their own loyal members. #Quote by Kerth Barker
Conversation quotes by Robert Jackson Bennett
#22. So if you're losing the debate, you change the conversation. #Quote by Robert Jackson Bennett
Conversation quotes by Thighpaulsandra
#23. I write all the time, I've got a big, thick, old ledger book that I write stuff down in. I used to watch TV and write things that people would say and now I tend to get it more out of books and from conversations with people I meet. #Quote by Thighpaulsandra
Conversation quotes by Anthony Doerr
#24. sheets of yellow flowers glow in the fields, and Jutta wonders if any of them grow over the bones of her brother. Before dark, a well-dressed man with a prosthetic leg boards the train. He sits beside her and lights a cigarette. Jutta clutches her bag between her knees; she is certain that he was wounded in the war, that he will try to start a conversation, that her deficient French will betray her. Or that Max will say something. Or that the man can already tell. Maybe she smells German. He'll say, You did this to me. Please. Not in front of my son. But the train jolts into motion, and the man finishes his cigarette and gives her a preoccupied smile and promptly falls asleep. #Quote by Anthony Doerr
Conversation quotes by James Bay
#25. When I'm writing, I need to amplify my thoughts and feelings on just a conversation that I might have had with somebody - somebody close to me. It's often the case that the people closest to me are the people on my mind the most. #Quote by James Bay
Conversation quotes by Sue Monk Kidd
#26. For me, creativity is essentially a spiritual experience, a conversation between my soul and me. #Quote by Sue Monk Kidd
Conversation quotes by Natasha Leggero
#27. Often when you are starting out in comedy, you will find that people will laugh at the things you didn't think were funny. It's important to pay attention also to what people are laughing at when you are just talking in regular conversation. Often that is when you are truly being yourself. #Quote by Natasha Leggero
Conversation quotes by Cassandra Clare
#28. I would have thought even a certified idiot like Gabriel here would have taken account of it and notified someone."
"Notified who?" asked Jem, not unreasonably. He had moved closer to Tessa as the conversation had continued. As they stood side by side, the backs of their hands brushed.
"The Clave. The postman. Us. Anyone," said Will, shooting an irritated look at Gabriel, who was starting to get some color back and looked furious.
"I am not a certified idiot - "
"Lack of certification hardly proves intelligence," Will muttered. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Conversation quotes by Marshall B. Rosenberg
#29. Our ability to offer empathy can allow us to stay vulnerable, defuse potential violence, help us hear the word 'no' without taking it as a rejection, revive lifeless conversation, and even hear the feelings and needs expressed through silence. #Quote by Marshall B. Rosenberg
Conversation quotes by Francois Fenelon
#30. People who have no secrets from each other never want for a subject of conversation. They do not weigh their words, for there is nothing to be held back, neither do they seek for something to say. They talk out of the abundance of their heart, without consideration they say just what they think. Blessed are they who attain to such familiar, unreserved intercourse with God. #Quote by Francois Fenelon
Conversation quotes by Dorothy Neville-Rolfe
#31. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the most tempting moment. #Quote by Dorothy Neville-Rolfe
Conversation quotes by Patricia Arquette
#32. I grew up with a lot of spirituality. It wasn't necessarily organized religion, because my mom was Jewish and my dad was Muslim. I went to Catholic school. There was a lot of conversation about comparative religions. #Quote by Patricia Arquette
Conversation quotes by David Hall
#33. Love is when you can sit in front of each other for hours not saying anything, yet feel like you've had the best conversation possible. Love is when you can spend hours on end thinking about each other even when planets apart! #Quote by David Hall
Conversation quotes by Jonathan Keltz
#34. Things that are present - whether it's a conversation with someone who is really grounded in the moment, a movie that feels authentic, or a moment in nature where you feel nothing but the present. It motivates me to truly ground myself, breathe, and push forward. Crashing waves. #Quote by Jonathan Keltz
Conversation quotes by Virginia Woolf
#35. If people are highly successful in their profession they lose their senses. Sight goes. They have no time to look at pictures. Sound goes. They have no time to listen to music. Speech goes. They have no time for conversation. They lose their sense of proportion. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Conversation quotes by Anne Heche
#36. That's probably the most boring conversation you could hear - an actor talk about politics. I won't go there. #Quote by Anne Heche
Conversation quotes by William Hazlitt
#37. The soul of conversation is sympathy. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Conversation quotes by Wm. Paul Young
#38. Jesus picked up the conversation. As the crowning glory of creation, you were made in Our image, unencumbered by structure and free to simply 'be' in relationship with Me and one another. If you had trully learned to regard one another's concerns as significant as your own, there would be no need for hierarchy. #Quote by Wm. Paul Young
Conversation quotes by Francine Prose
#39. decision. I was tired of his jealousy, sick of his belief that the only permissible topic of conversation was his unrecognized genius. #Quote by Francine Prose
Conversation quotes by Anita Roddick
#40. By creating conversation, we let our customers spread our message by word of mouth. #Quote by Anita Roddick
Conversation quotes by Larry McMurtry
#41. Was necessary to ignore most of those Gus made or else you got bogged down in useless conversation. #Quote by Larry McMurtry
Conversation quotes by Jane Austen
#42. She saw only that he was quiet and onubtrusive, and she liked him for it. He did not disturb the wretchedness of her mind by ill-timed conversation. #Quote by Jane Austen
Conversation quotes by Meister Eckhart
#43. Jesus went into the temple and boldly drove out those that bought and sold. And when all was cleared, there was nobody left but Jesus. Observe this, for it is the same with us: when he is alone he is able to speak in the temple of the soul.
If anyone else is speaking in the temple of your soul, Jesus will keep still, as if he were not at home. And he is not at home wherever there are strange guests-guests with whom the soul holds conversation, guests who are seeking to bargain. If Jesus is to speak and be heard, the soul must be alone and quiet. #Quote by Meister Eckhart
Conversation quotes by Ilya Ehrenburg
#44. To sit indoors was silly. I postponed the search for Savchenko and Ludmila till the next day and went wandering about Paris. The men wore bowlers, the women huge hats with feathers. On the café terraces lovers kissed unconcernedly - I stopped looking away. Students walked along the boulevard St. Michel. They walked in the middle of the street, holding up traffic, but no one dispersed them. At first I thought it was a demonstration - but no, they were simply enjoying themselves. Roasted chestnuts were being sold. Rain began to fall. The grass in the Luxembourg gardens was a tender green. In December! I was very hot in my lined coat. (I had left my boots and fur cap at the hotel.) There were bright posters everywhere. All the time I felt as though I were at the theatre.

I have lived in Paris off and on for many years. Various events, snatches of conversation have become confused in my memory. But I remember well my first day there: the city electrified my. The most astonishing thing is that is has remained unchanged; Moscow is unrecognizable, but Paris is still as it was. When I come to Paris now, I feel inexpressibly sad - the city is the same, it is I who have changed. It is painful for me to walk along the familiar streets - they are the streets of my youth. Of course, the fiacres, the omnibuses, the steam-car disappeared long ago; you rarely see a café with red velvet or leather settees; only a few pissoirs are left - the rest have gone into hiding underground. #Quote by Ilya Ehrenburg
Conversation quotes by Vironika Tugaleva
#45. Sometimes the most important conversation we can have is with the waves of the ocean or the dewdrops on a blade of grass. Sometimes the easiest way to love yourself is to realize that you are all these things. You are everything you've ever loved. #Quote by Vironika Tugaleva
Conversation quotes by Eudora Welty
#46. It was entirely taken for granted that there wasn't any lying in our family, and I was advanced in adolescence before I realized that in plenty of homes where I played with schoolmates, and went to their parties, children lied to their parents and parents lied to their children and to each other. It took me a long time to realize that these very same everyday lies, and the stratagems and jokes and tricks and dares that went with them, were in fact the basis of the scenes I so well loved to hear about and hoped for and treasured in the conversation of adults. My instinct - the dramatic instinct - was to lead me, eventually, on the right track for a storyteller: the scene was full of hints, pointers, suggestions, and promises of things to find out and know about human beings.I had to grow up and learn to listen for the unspoken as well as the spoken - and to know a truth, I also had to recognize a lie. #Quote by Eudora Welty
Conversation quotes by Don Yaeger
#47. Marino was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, and his name always comes up when the conversation centers on the greatest quarterbacks of all time. But his greatness comes with an asterisk: He never won the Big Game. #Quote by Don Yaeger
Conversation quotes by Judy Woodruff
#48. In my book [Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age], I argue that we're vulnerable to technologies.There's a 40 percent decline in all markers for empathy among college students, with most of it taking place in the past years. #Quote by Judy Woodruff
Conversation quotes by Ian McEwan
#49. He's never quite got the trick of conversation, tending to hear in dissenting views, however mild, a kind of affront, an invitation to mortal combat. #Quote by Ian McEwan
Conversation quotes by Akshay Vasu
#50. Be my bedtime story and the thoughts that won't let me fall asleep. Be the conversation that I always have in my head at 3 AM and that beautiful voice that never lets me sleep. #Quote by Akshay Vasu
Conversation quotes by Diodorus Siculus
#51. Physically the Celts are terrifying in appearance, with deep sounding and very harsh voices. In conversation they use few words and speak in riddles, for the most part hinting at things and leaving a great deal to be understood. They frequently exaggerate with the aim of extolling themselves and diminishing the status of others. They are boasters and threateners and given to bombastic self-dramatization, and yet they are quick of mind and with good natural ability for learning. #Quote by Diodorus Siculus
Conversation quotes by Henry Rollins
#52. A text conversation is a short exchange of often grossly truncated language that corresponds to a thought made all the more shallow by the process. #Quote by Henry Rollins
Conversation quotes by Jenn Granneman
#53. Introverts tend to avoid small talk. We'd rather talk about something meaningful than fill the air with chatter just to hear ourselves make noise. #Quote by Jenn Granneman
Conversation quotes by Lafcadio Hearn
#54. Now I, like that Chinese devotee, must confess myself a very ignorant person, and naturally unable to hear the conversation of Ants. But the Fairy of Science sometimes touches my ears and eyes with her wand; and then, for a little time, I am able to hear things inaudible, and to perceive things imperceptible. #Quote by Lafcadio Hearn
Conversation quotes by Mira Gonzalez
#55. I feel comfortable tweeting things that I would never feel comfortable saying in a real life conversation, or even in other places on the internet. #Quote by Mira Gonzalez
Conversation quotes by David Paul Kirkpatrick
#56. More than happiness or joy or lower blood pressure, the practice of God's presence gives us meaning. Through this practice we become more closely aligned with Jesus and we learn His desire for us more completely.Life can be hard.
The Practice of The Presence of God makes it easier. As Brother Lawrence said, There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. #Quote by David Paul Kirkpatrick
Conversation quotes by Jennie Chancey
#57. Reading a great work of literature can truly be likened to having a conversation with a great mind. #Quote by Jennie Chancey
Conversation quotes by Jack Canfield
#58. When you're connected to a source and to each other through conversation, through making love, through meditation, playing games with your kids, all that stuff, then your self-esteem's going to go up. #Quote by Jack Canfield
Conversation quotes by Sunil Mittal
#59. For me, relationship is very important. I can lose money, but I cannot lose a relationship. The test is, at the end of a conversation or a negotiation, both must smile. #Quote by Sunil Mittal
Conversation quotes by Gwyneth Paltrow
#60. We do live in an unsafe world. That's the truth. I'm dealing with that now, with my seven-year-old. He's grappling with the fact that the world is unsafe, and that there are people who do harmful things. I don't think there's anything wrong with presenting that idea. We can't lie to our children and pretend that the world is perfect, and everybody's happy, and everybody's out there to do good. It's just part of a bigger conversation. #Quote by Gwyneth Paltrow
Conversation quotes by Atul Gawande
#61. If the conversation people think is coming is the 'death panel' conversation, that's a total failure. #Quote by Atul Gawande
Conversation quotes by Kent Nerburn
#62. Loneliness is like sitting in an empty room and being aware of the space around you. It is a condition of separateness. Solitude is becoming one with the space around you. It is a condition of union. Loneliness is small, solitude is large. Loneliness closes in around you; solitude expands toward the infinite. Loneliness has its roots in words, in an internal conversation that nobody answers; solitude has its roots in the great silence of eternity. #Quote by Kent Nerburn
Conversation quotes by Helen DeWitt
#63. There is a strange taboo in our society against ending something merely because it is not pleasant
life, love, a conversation, you name it, the etiquette is that you must begin in ignorance & persevere in the face of knowledge, & though I naturally believe that this is profoundly wrong it's not nice to go around constantly offending people. #Quote by Helen DeWitt
Conversation quotes by Hank Green
#64. Your cruelties and mistakes may look damning to you, but that is not what I see. Every human conversation is more elegant and complex than the entire solar system that contains it. You have no idea how marvelous you are, but I am not only here to protect what you are now, I am here to protect what you will become. I can't tell you what that might be because I don't know. That unknown is a diamond in a universe of dirt. Uncertainty. Unpredictability. It is when you turn your emotions into art. It is BTS and the Sistine Chapel and Rumi's poetry and Ross Geller on the stairs yelling, 'Pivot.' Every creation great and small, they are our diamonds. And what you may be in two hundred years, we can guess with fair accuracy. What you are in two thousand . . . Oh, my friends . . . my best friends, you cannot know. #Quote by Hank Green
Conversation quotes by Jane Austen
#65. My idea of good company, Mr Elliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company."
"You are mistaken," said he gently, "that is not good company; that is the best. Good company requires only birth, education, and manners ( ... ) #Quote by Jane Austen
Conversation quotes by Wordions
#66. When someone is hurt and
we hear ourselves saying
"I don't understand, why"
PAUSE
At the pause, ask "What am I missing here ?"
At the pause, stop judging, stop reacting,
get curious and believe their hurt state
At the pause, tap into their heart and mind.
Now see how this pause transforms the conversation. #Quote by Wordions
Conversation quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#67. The necessity of labor and conversation with many men and things to the scholar is rarely well remembered. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Conversation quotes by Maroon 5
#68. The rhythm of her conversation. The perfection of her creation. The sex she slipped into my coffee. The way she felt when she first saw me. Hate to love and love to hate her. Like a broken record player. Back and forth and here and gone and on and on and on and on ... #Quote by Maroon 5
Conversation quotes by Madeleine De Souvre, Marquise De ...
#69. There is a certain manner of self-absorption in speaking that always renders the speaker disagreeable. For it is as great a folly to listen only to ourselves while we are carrying on a conversation with others as it is to talk to ourselves while we are alone. #Quote by Madeleine De Souvre, Marquise De ...
Conversation quotes by Halsey
#70. It usually takes me 20 to 90 minutes to write a song because once I start, I don't stop. If I start writing a song, and you try to have a conversation with me, you're a bad person. #Quote by Halsey
Conversation quotes by Bella Bathurst
#71. Libraries' most powerful asset is the conversation they provide - between books and readers, between children and parents, between individuals and the collective world. Take them away and those voices turn inwards or vanish. Turns out that libraries have nothing at all to do with silence. #Quote by Bella Bathurst
Conversation quotes by Torre DeRoche
#72. His introduction throws me. The only time I can envision "Hi, I'm a surgeon" as a fitting introduction is if I were on a gurney in a stark white room and a man wielding a scalpel was standing over me. Plus, it's been a while since we've talked careers with anyone. Jobs are rarely a topic of conversation anymore--they exist in a place and time too far away to seem interesting. "What do you do?" is not a question asked to define someone, because out here we're all working the same jobs: yachties, mechanics, navigators, weather-readers, fishermen, adventure travelers, storytellers. #Quote by Torre DeRoche
Conversation quotes by Francine Du Plessix Gray
#73. In Aristotle ... leisure is a far more noble, spiritual goal than work ... leisure is pursued solely for its own sake ... : the pleasures of music and poetry, ... conversation with friends, and ... gratuitous, playful speculation. In Latin, the ultimate good is otium - the opposite is negotium, or gainful work.
We have sought too much counsel in the proto-Calvinist work ethic preached by St Paul ... during the cessation of work we nurture family, educate, nourish friendships ... in loafing, most of our innovations come ... the routine of daily work has too often served as ... sleep ... a refuge from two crucial states - awakedness to the needs of others, and to the transcendent, which only comes ... loitering, dallying, tarrying, goofing off. #Quote by Francine Du Plessix Gray
Conversation quotes by Tim Parks
#74. No one is treated with more patronizing condescension than the unpublished author or, in general, the would-be artist. At best he is commiserated. At worst mocked. He has presumed to rise above others and failed. I still recall a conversation around my father's deathbed when the visiting doctor asked him what his three children were doing. When he arrived at the last and said young Timothy was writing a novel and wanted to become a writer, the good lady, unaware that I was entering the room, told my father not to worry, I would soon change my mind and find something sensible to do. Many years later, the same woman shook my hand with genuine respect and congratulated me on my career. She had not read my books. #Quote by Tim Parks
Conversation quotes by Harrison Owen
#75. it is not how many people come, or even who comes (in the sense of status or position) that counts, rather it is the quality of the interaction and conversation that make the difference. #Quote by Harrison Owen
Conversation quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#76. Though Argaven might be neither sane nor shrewd, he had had long practice in the evasions and challenges and rhetorical subtleties used in conversation by those whose main aim in life was the achievement and maintenance of the shifgrethor relationship on a high level. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Conversation quotes by Abbi Glines
#77. Can I get a lock for my tent?
Bears can't unzip tents, Lana.
Well, chainsaw psychos who wander the woods looking for young girls all alone to chop up into pieces can.
There are no chainsaw psychos! I can't believe you've never been camping. It's safe, Lana. I promise.
Easy for you to say. You'll be snuggled up safely in the arms of Beau Vincent. I'm more than positive he could take on a black bear. #Quote by Abbi Glines
Conversation quotes by Rachel Held Evans
#78. Psychologists say the best way to handle children at this stage of development is not to answer their questions directly but instead to tell them a story. As pediatrician Alan Greene explained, "After conversing with thousands of children, I've decided that what they really mean is, 'That's interesting to me. Let's talk about that together. Tell me more, please?' Questions are a child's way of expressing love and trust. They are a child's way of starting a conversation. So instead of simply insisting over and over again that the object of my son's attention is, in fact, an elephant, I might tell him about how, in India, elephants are symbols of good luck, or about how some say elephants have the best memories of all the animals. I might tell him about the time I saw an elephant spin a basketball on the tip of his trunk, or about how once there was an elephant named Horton who heard a Who. I might tell him that once upon a time, there was an elephant and four blind men; each man felt a different part of the elephant's body: the ears, the tail, the side, and the tusk . . . #Quote by Rachel Held Evans
Conversation quotes by Sam Branson
#79. My measure of success is to walk into a restaurant and hear a table debating drug policy. Once the public start the conversation, the politicians will join - that is when we can create real change. #Quote by Sam Branson
Conversation quotes by Michael Finkel
#80. Conversations between people can move like tennis games, swift and unpredictable. There are constant subtle visual and verbal cues, there's innuendo, sarcasm, body language, tone. Everyone occasionally fumbles an encounter, a victim of social clumsiness. It's part of being human. #Quote by Michael Finkel
Conversation quotes by Amor Towles
#81. At its best, a cocktail should be crisp, elegant, sincere - and limited to two ingredients." "Just two?" "Yes. But they must be two ingredients that complement each other; that laugh at each other's jokes and make allowances for each other's faults; and that never shout over each other in conversation. Like gin and tonic," he said, pointing to his drink. "Or bourbon and water . . . Or whiskey and soda . . . #Quote by Amor Towles
Conversation quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand
#82. So, please, let's stop talking about 'having it all' and start talking about the very real challenges of 'doing it all.' The old debate pits women against one another and distracts the conversation from what truly matters - figuring out how working mothers can get the support they need to achieve economic security and build better, happier, more-balanced lives. #Quote by Kirsten Gillibrand
Conversation quotes by Hans Zimmer
#83. Information is floating around really fast. I write something, or a piece of my music comes out and I see people writing about it on the Internet as if I'm having a conversation with them. We've never met, but somehow, my music is communicating something to them. Very often, it really makes them feel something. #Quote by Hans Zimmer
Conversation quotes by Johann Martin Boltzius
#84. During the conversation she [7th-GGM, Anna Maria Hoepflinger Floerl] also talked about the guidance with which God had provided her when they started to expel the Salzburgers. She was born in the state of Bavaria and brought up in ignorance by her seriously erring mother and some relatives. However, when God recognized that He could save her soul, He saw to it that among the twelve journeyman of a papal masterbuilder from Salzburg who worked on a church in Bavaria, there was a Lutheran journeyman, called "the Lutheran," about whose religion strange things were said. Because he got room and board at the house of her cousin, for whom she worked, she was very much aware of his Christian behavior. And, since she noticed great peace, nonconformance to the world, and diligent prayer and intercession as well as sympathy and tears when he saw the bound Evangelical Salzburgers being led past him, she had the deep desire to talk to this man secretly about his and her religious faith.

One evening God arranged for her cousin to be busy with the soldiers who were accompanying the Salzburgers on their way across Bavaria, while the servants were in the tavern. She grasped this opportunity to make this knowledgeable man, who was experienced in Christianity, teach her the Evangelical truth for three hours; upon her request, he also sent her a good book, namely the Schaitberger, in a small well-secured barrel. In it, they eagerly read for three consecutive weeks at night about the E #Quote by Johann Martin Boltzius
Conversation quotes by Katrina Kaif
#85. I'm not a television anchor for a Hindi channel or a radio jockey. So I may not be able to have a spontaneous conversation in Hindi. I'm a Bollywood actress, and I can certainly speak my dialogue in Hindi. #Quote by Katrina Kaif
Conversation quotes by Esi Edugyan
#86. The cabbie's eyes sort of glazed over. Canada kills any conversation quick, I learned long ago. It's a little trick of mine. #Quote by Esi Edugyan
Conversation quotes by Edmund White
#87. Do we regard language as more public, more ceremonial, than thought? Just as family men condemn the profanity on the stage that they use constantly in conversation, in the same way we may look to written language as an idealization rather than a reflection of ourselves. #Quote by Edmund White
Conversation quotes by Mason Cooley
#88. In conversation, everyone sits in confident judgment on the world. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Conversation quotes by J.D. Salinger
#89. We're freaks, the two of us, Franny and I. I'm a twenty-five-year-old freak and she's a twenty-one-year-old freak, and both those bastards are responsible. I swear to you, I could murder them both without batting an eyelash. The great teachers. The great emancipators. My God. I can't even sit down to lunch with a man any more and hold up my end of a decent conversation. I either get so bored or so goddamn preachy that if the son of a bitch had any sense, he'd break his chair over my head #Quote by J.D. Salinger
Conversation quotes by Markus Zusak
#90. **** A 2 A.M. CONVERSATION****
"Is this yours?"
"Yes, Papa."
"Do you want to read it?"
Again, "Yes,Papa."
A tired smile.
Metallic eyes, melting.
"Well, we'd better read it, then. #Quote by Markus Zusak
Conversation quotes by Chris Dee
#91. I am not a fan of the magical quick fix in any fiction, including fantasy, scifi and comic books. Unless Dr. Who is involved, and then only because we get to use the phrase 'Timey-wimey wibbliness' which, I'm sure you'll agree, there are not enough occasions to drop into ordinary adult conversation. #Quote by Chris Dee
Conversation quotes by C.S. Lewis
#92. The Dogs were still with them. They joined in the conversation but not very much because they were too busy racing on ahead and racing back and rushing off to sniff at smells in the grass till they made themselves sneeze. Suddenly they picked up a scent which seemed to excite them very much. They all started arguing about it - Yes it is - No it isn't - That's just what I said - anyone can smell what that is - Take your great nose out of the way and let someone else smell. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Conversation quotes by Mel Gibson
#93. I think I've scratched the surface after twenty years of marriage. Women want chocolate and conversation. #Quote by Mel Gibson
Conversation quotes by Orson Scott Card
#94. The conversation of the mind was truer than any language, and they knew each other better than they ever could have by use of mere sight and touch. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Conversation quotes by G.A. Aiken
#95. How's your father?"
"How do you think he is? You stabbed him in the foot."
"I would have aimed for his heart, but I wasn't sure he actually had one. Do any of you have one? #Quote by G.A. Aiken
Conversation quotes by Kij Johnson
#96. The constant talking didn't bother her, for cats use their voices to say 'here I am, where are you?' and this seemed to be the primary intention of most human conversation. #Quote by Kij Johnson
Conversation quotes by Marc Benioff
#97. The elites - or managers in companies - no longer control the conversation. This is how insurrections start. #Quote by Marc Benioff
Conversation quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#98. Any conversation with Smith turned up at least one bit of human behavior which could not be justified logically, at least in terms that Smith could understand, and attempts to do so were endlessly time-consuming. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Conversation quotes by Katrina Kahler
#99. Miserable! That was the only word I could find to describe how I felt. And I thought once more of the friends I had left behind in the country, the place I had come to call home. I knew I should give my best friend, Cassie, a call. We had promised to phone each other regularly, but my last conversation with her had left me sadder than ever. She'd #Quote by Katrina Kahler
Conversation quotes by Salma Farook
#100. Small talk is for small people. Conversations are for the elite. #Quote by Salma Farook
Conversation quotes by Bret Easton Ellis
#101. The conversation follows its own rolling accord - no real structure or topic or internal logic or feeling; except, of course, for its own hidden, conspiratorial one. Just words, and like in a movie, but one that has been transcribed improperly, most of it overlaps. #Quote by Bret Easton Ellis
Conversation quotes by Mortimer Adler
#102. Love without conversation is impossible. #Quote by Mortimer Adler
Conversation quotes by Steve Rushin
#103. I can enjoy an Arsenal-Chelsea match without having to worry about getting exclusive quotes afterwards from one of the participants as he makes his way to his Bentley. I was never very good at steaming up to someone and engaging them in conversation like that. #Quote by Steve Rushin
Conversation quotes by Joseph Conrad
#104. The blight of futility that lies in wait for men's speeches had fallen upon our conversation and made it a thing of empty sounds. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Conversation quotes by Kenji Yoshino
#105. Perhaps none of us assumes romantic love to be a birthright. Yet the confidence it will come surely admits of degrees. Growing up, I assumed I was the word that rhymed with none other-- like "silver" or "orange," glistering bright, but sonnet foiling, and always solitary traveling. Somewhere love happened, plausible as a catch of distant conversation. But not in the self's way. #Quote by Kenji Yoshino
Conversation quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#106. I had a chat with May and I had a sweet talk with April but the lovely conversation that left me to ponder was the long talk I had with June. Mathematics came to tell me that May is 3, June is 4 and April is 5. ' This should have been the counting order' Mathematics said to me, and added, if you add 3 and 5 you shall surely get 8 and if you find the mid of 8 you will get 4 which is June. Ask June why the disorder! So I quickly called June and asked, why have you change the order? June said, 'my brother, in this era, you should least give men things which are in order. Let them ponder and put things in order and they will learn something better'. I had to ponder and wonder. Then June added, those who will ponder to know why I have change the order to be at the mid of the other shall get to the mid of the other and wonder why they are at the mid of the other and end the other in wonder but, those who would never see why they must ponder when they get to the mid of the other to know why I am there shall end the other in disorder. They shall end the other and wander in the end! I was quick to ask June, which other? June calmly said, the twelve disciples of the year. Disciples'? I asked. June quickly said, I mean months! In your journey of life, take a break as you journey and ponder over the journey; June concluded! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Conversation quotes by Marvin J. Ashton
#107. Often parents communicate most effectively with their children by the way they listen to and address each other. Their conversations showing gentleness and love are heard by our ever-alert, impressionable children. #Quote by Marvin J. Ashton
Conversation quotes by Barry Lopez
#108. Conversations are efforts toward good relations. They are an elementary form of reciprocity. They are the exercise of our love for each other. They are the enemies of our loneliness, our doubt, our anxiety, our tendencies to abdicate. To continue to be in good conversation over our enormous and terrifying problems is to be calling out to each other in the night. If we attend with imagination and devotion to our conversations, we will find what we need; and someone among us will act - it does not matter whom - and we will survive. #Quote by Barry Lopez
Conversation quotes by David Benioff
#109. You couldn't let too much truth seep into your conversation, you couldn't admit with your mouth what your eyes had seen. #Quote by David Benioff
Conversation quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#110. It came upon me little by little. I came to like the life here, with its ease and its leisure, and the people, with their good-nature and their happy smiling faces. I began to think. I'd never had time to do that before. I began to read."
"You always read."
"I read for examinations. I read in order to be able to hold my own in conversation. I read for instruction. Here I learned to read for pleasure. I learned to talk. Do you know that conversation is one of the greatest pleasures in life? But it wants leisure. I'd always been too busy before. And gradually all the life that had seemed so important to me began to seem rather trivial and vulgar. What is the use of all this hustle and this constant striving? #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Conversation quotes by Brene Brown
#111. Oversharing? Not vulnerability; I call it floodlighting. ... A lot of times we share too much information as a way to protect us from vulnerability, and here's why.

I'm scared to let you know that I just wrote this article and I'm under total fire for it and people are making fun of me and I'm feeling hurt -- the same thing that I told someone in an intimate conversation. So what I do is I floodlight you with it - I don't know you very well or I'm in front of a big group, or it's a story that I haven't processed enough to be sharing with other people - and you immediately respond "hands up; push me away" and I go, "See? No one cares about me. No one gives a s*** that I'm hurting. I knew it."

It's how we protect ourselves from vulnerability. We just engage in a behavior that confirms our fear. #Quote by Brene Brown
Conversation quotes by Archibald Marwizi
#112. Allow others to talk about themselves instead of being obsessed about telling them or bragging about yourself and your possessions and achievements. Show a genuine interest in others and allow them to tell their story so you can share the conversation. #Quote by Archibald Marwizi
Conversation quotes by Marty Rubin
#113. An artist's work is one long conversation with life. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Conversation quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#114. Like many human beings, he took the least sign of conversation as his cue to make noise. #Quote by Barbara Kingsolver
Conversation quotes by Jostein Gaarder
#115. He just asked questions, especially to begin a conversation, as if he knew nothing. In the course of the discussion he would generally get his opponents to recognize the weakness of their arguments, and, forced into a corner, they would finally be obliged to realize what was right and what was wrong. #Quote by Jostein Gaarder
Conversation quotes by Lang Leav
#116. We were losing track of the days and nights, counting fireflies ad waiting for the sun to come around. I was so addicted to you, I remember the exquisite fatigue as I fought off sleep for another hit--another line of conversation. #Quote by Lang Leav
Conversation quotes by Werner Heisenberg
#117. After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense. #Quote by Werner Heisenberg
Conversation quotes by Jack Kornfield
#118. What is truly a part of our spiritual path is that which brings us alive. If gardening brings us alive, that is part of our path, if it is music, if it is conversation ... we must follow what brings us alive. #Quote by Jack Kornfield
Conversation quotes by Gerhard Tersteegen
#119. Let none, however difficult the circumstances, consider himself as debarred from the way of holiness. Have we but God and the cross of Christ, we have the means for becoming altogether holy in our walk and conversation. What dungeon is there that can shut us out from this? Only let us use the present location and means faithfully and truly, taking them from God's hand, and we shall find him able to free us from all that is really a hindrance. Let us each one desire to be a saint in his own place and calling, instead of building 'castles in the air' of future holiness. #Quote by Gerhard Tersteegen
Conversation quotes by Soledad O'Brien
#120. I started a lecture series that was inspired by my reporting on race in America. The 'Black in America' series launched on CNN in 2007 as an opportunity to freshen the national conversation on race. #Quote by Soledad O'Brien
Conversation quotes by Jennifer Phang
#121. Female directors really do need to support each other. Too many times I've been led to believe that my direct competition was other women, as if there can be only a handful of successful female filmmakers a year. That conversation, that perception, needs to change. Women are the people who have helped me make films I love, and I want to be that kind of strength to other women. #Quote by Jennifer Phang
Conversation quotes by Adam M. Grant
#122. Logically, learning about the people around you should depend on listening. The less you talk, the more you should discover about the group. But Pennebaker found the opposite: the more you talk, the more you think you've learned about the group. By talking like a taker and dominating the conversation, you believe you've actually come to know the people around you, even though they barely spoke. In Opening Up, Pennebaker muses, "Most of us find that communicating our thoughts is a supremely enjoyable learning experience. #Quote by Adam M. Grant
Conversation quotes by Vishen Lakhiani
#123. Then Richard did something surprising. He politely halted the conversation. In his flip flops, he climbed onto the table amid our plates and glasses. He then extended his hand to Kristina , who was sitting next to me, and helped her up onto the table.
"Let's dance," he said.
And they did. A beautiful slow dance right there in the middle of the feast while everyone else watched--surprised and amused--cutlery and wine glasses be damned.
It was the perfect reminder that life is not all business. We're here in this brief span of time to be happy together. #Quote by Vishen Lakhiani
Conversation quotes by David Frost
#124. Over the last half century the television interview has given us some of TV's most heart-stopping and memorable moments. On the surface it is a simple format - two people sitting across from one another having a conversation. But underneath it is often a power struggle - a battle for the psychological advantage. #Quote by David Frost
Conversation quotes by Melina Marchetta
#125. I won't push you for it anymore, okay. We'll stick to clever conversation.
A bit of this and that won't hurt.
Yeah, it won't hurt you. It'll drive me bloody crazy. #Quote by Melina Marchetta
Conversation quotes by Saigyo
#126. This place of mine never is entered by humans come for conversation, only by the mute moon's light shafts that slip in between the trees. #Quote by Saigyo
Conversation quotes by The Prophet Of Life
#127. The hum of passing traffic, the ring of the register, the buzz of conversation, the excitement contained in the mixture of the mundane and magnificent. The fantasy worlds colliding with bleak reality. The transactions of the business of living.
From The Boulevard in the Kindle book Reflections in the Mirror of Life by The Prophet of Life #Quote by The Prophet Of Life
Conversation quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#128. The most difficult thing to understand during conversation is silence. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Conversation quotes by Ronan O'Brien
#129. I remember feeling dangerously close to blurting out something like 'I love you' and blowing the whole deal. But fortunately I didn't and the conversation flowed beautifully #Quote by Ronan O'Brien
Conversation quotes by Humberto Maturana
#130. History is a process of transformation through conversation. In our efforts to produce change,we often forget how important it is to pay attention to what is being conserved. #Quote by Humberto Maturana
Conversation quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#131. But if you will not take this Counsel, and persist in thinking a Commerce with the Sex inevitable, then I repeat my former Advice, that in all your Amours you should prefer old Women to young ones. You call this a Paradox, and demand my Reasons. They are these:

1. Because as they have more Knowledge of the World and their Minds are better stor'd with Observations, their Conversation is more improving and more lastingly agreable.

2. Because when Women cease to be handsome, they study to be good. To maintain their Influence over Men, they supply the Diminution of Beauty by an Augmentation of Utility. They learn to do a 1000 Services small and great, and are the most tender and useful of all Friends when you are sick. Thus they continue amiable. And hence there is hardly such a thing to be found as an old Woman who is not a good Woman.

3. Because there is no hazard of Children, which irregularly produc'd may be attended with much Inconvenience.

4. Because thro' more Experience, they are more prudent and discreet in conducting an Intrigue to prevent Suspicion. The Commerce with them is therefore safer with regard to your Reputation. And with regard to theirs, if the Affair should happen to be known, considerate People might be rather inclin'd to excuse an old Woman who would kindly take care of a young Man, form his Manners by her good Counsels, and prevent his ruining his Health and Fortune among mercenary Prostitutes.

5. Be #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Conversation quotes by Tom Seaver
#132. Do you think it's easy to just walk up to Joe DiMaggio and start up a
conversation? I've been around him at old-timers' games, and believe me, he's
someone special. It's not easy to walk over and say, 'How ya doin', Joe, whaddya
say?' You really feel as though this is the one old-timer you have to call
Mister. #Quote by Tom Seaver
Conversation quotes by Henry D. Moyle
#133. Prayer is a conversation with God, but prayer is no substitute for work. #Quote by Henry D. Moyle
Conversation quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#134. Young feminists are a thrilling phenomenon: smart, bold, funny defenders of rights and claimers of space - and changers of the conversation. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Conversation quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#135. Their voices were just murmurs, the distant music that a conversation makes when it's too dim for words. #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Conversation quotes by Tucker Max
#136. The idea that guys should walk into a bar and confidently initiate contact and then seduce a woman based on a short term conversation is a toxic cultural myth that robs guys of self-confidence and that holds them up to an unrealistic standard that they have to become a super-extraverted narcissist in order to 'score with women' #Quote by Tucker Max
Conversation quotes by Perry Brass
#137. Start a conversation with someone with whom you have "nothing in common" and no possibility of scoring with, networking with, or even seeing again. In other words, a conversation just for the civilized hell of it. #Quote by Perry Brass
Conversation quotes by Billy Graham
#138. Would Christ feel comfortable in an environment where men and women are consuming alcoholic beverages, gambling away their money, and engaging in conversation that is often filled with the baser things of life? It is a relevant question. As a Christian, Christ lives in you and you carry Him wherever you go. The Bible tells us to "come out from them and be separate" [2 Corinthians 6:17 NIV]. #Quote by Billy Graham
Conversation quotes by Elizabeth Wein
#139. It was a rather extraordinary conversation if you think about it
both of us speaking in code. But not military code, not Intelligence or Resistance code
just feminine code. #Quote by Elizabeth Wein
Conversation quotes by Thea Harrison
#140. She folded her arms and said, "No. We're done with the truth game. Ask me what you want to ask me, and I'll answer or not if I like. I'll ask you anything I want, and you'll answer or not if you like. No forfeit, no control, no balance. No more favors or deals or measuring shit. We'll either have a real, messy conversation, or you can get the hell out."

He grew angry. She could feel it shifting through his energy, slow and sulfurous like slow-moving lava.

She liked it. His anger felt satisfying. It meant he wasn't indifferent to her. So she pushed him harder. "Go on, go. #Quote by Thea Harrison
Conversation quotes by Ben Carson
#141. Disagreement is part of being a person who has choices. One of those choices is to respect others and engage in intelligent conversation about differences of opinion without becoming enemies, eventually allowing us to move forward to compromise. #Quote by Ben Carson
Conversation quotes by Kristen Ashley
#142. The cherry poppin' conversation in your living room was the topic of conversation for days. Mace taped it and played it for the whole team." I was back to staring at him with my mouth open and I think my heart stopped beating. "Look at this as your way of getting even," he finished.
"That's it!" I declared. "No cooked for Mace. I don't care if he did beat someone up for me. #Quote by Kristen Ashley
Conversation quotes by Tom Robbins
#143. Silence is a mirror. So faithful, and yet so unexpected, is the relection it can throw back at men that they will go to almost any length to avoid seeing themselves in it, and if ever its duplicating surface is temporarily wiped clean of modern life's ubiquitous hubbub, they will hasten to fog it over with such desperate personal noise devices as polite conversation, hummin, whistling, imaginary dialogue, schizophrenic babble, or, should it come to that, the clandestine cannonry of their own farting. Only in sleep is silence tolerated, and even there, most dreams have soundtracks. Since meditation is a deliberate descent into deep internal hush, a mute stare into the ultimate looking glass, it is regarded with suspicion by the nattering masses; with hostility by buisness interests (people sitting in silent serenity are seldom consuming goods); and with spite by a clergy whose windy authority it is seen to undermine and whose bombastic livelihood it is perceived to threaten. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Conversation quotes by Andy Partridge
#144. I've always liked the idea of improvised music. Improvised anything. It's what conversation is. #Quote by Andy Partridge
Conversation quotes by Jonathan Stroud
#145. What was it that drew you back? My marvellous personality, I suppose? Or my sparkling conversation? #Quote by Jonathan Stroud
Conversation quotes by Gertrude Stein
#146. A conversation in English in Finnish and in French can not be held at the same time nor with indifference ever or after a time. #Quote by Gertrude Stein
Conversation quotes by Donald Miller
#147. It's a phone call in the morning to pray about our day, a text-message to say I'm thinking of her, a handwritten note, a postcard when I'm out of town on business, remembering what drink she likes when we're at a bar, asking follow-up questions about her friends, and not hiding behind humor when it's time for a serious conversation. #Quote by Donald Miller
Conversation quotes by Pratik Akkawar
#148. It only needs a desire, not words; to start a conversation. #Quote by Pratik Akkawar
Conversation quotes by Groucho Marx
#149. Years ago, I tried to top everybody, but I don't anymore. I realized it was killing conversation. When you're always trying for a topper you aren't really listening. It ruins communication #Quote by Groucho Marx
Conversation quotes by Russell Brand
#150. Im happy to be a part of the conversation, if more young people are talking about fracking instead of twerking were heading in the right direction. The people that govern us dont want an active population who are politically engaged, they want passive consumers distracted by the spectacle of which I accept I am a part. #Quote by Russell Brand
Conversation quotes by Pam Grout
#151. You can enlarge the conversation by taking your focus off the negative and noticing all the things that are going right, taking a stand for the goodness of humanity. #Quote by Pam Grout
Conversation quotes by Shehla Ashkar
#152. When the languages differ
end the conversation.
Period. #Quote by Shehla Ashkar
Conversation quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#153. Occasionally, in the middle of a conversation her name would be mentioned, and she would run down the steps of a chance sentence, without turning her head. #Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Conversation quotes by Chelsea Handler
#154. There was never a moment when I was like, 'I'm going to enter the public conversation on the importance of female nudity.' #Quote by Chelsea Handler
Conversation quotes by Bonnie Burnard
#155. The magnificent houses, the three old-money brick houses, each with a small turret and a wraparound porch, had been built uptown near the churches when the town was younger and smaller, before the Great War. The wraparound porches were there to hold rainy-day children and morning tea carts and quiet late-evening converstion, cosy, discreet conversation which could not easily take place in front rooms or kitchens or bedrooms, certainly not on the street. #Quote by Bonnie Burnard
Conversation quotes by Nicole Rae
#156. Emily squared her shoulders and said simply, "I'm fine, I'm not really loving your social skills though. Don't you know this is no way to start a conversation?" Emily's mouth clamped shut at the expression on the monsters face. #Quote by Nicole Rae
Conversation quotes by Jedediah McClure
#157. A few years ago, a couple of young men from my church came to our home for dinner. During the course of the dinner, the conversation turned from religion to various world mythologies and we began to play the game of 'Name That Character." To play this game, you pick a category such as famous actors, superheroes or historical characters. In turn, each person describes events in a famous character's life while everyone else tries to guess who the character is. Strategically you try to describe the deeds of a character in such a way that it might fit any number of characters in that category. After three guesses, if no one knows who your character is, then you win.

Choosing the category of Bible Characters, we played a couple of fairly easy rounds with the typical figures, then it was my turn. Now, knowing these well meaning young men had very little religious experience or understanding outside of their own religion, I posed a trick question. I said, "Now my character may seem obvious, but please wait until the end of my description to answer." I took a long breath for dramatic effect, and began, "My character was the son of the King of Heaven and a mortal woman." Immediately both young men smiled knowingly, but I raised a finger asking them to wait to give their responses.

I continued, "While he was just a baby, a jealous rival attempted to kill him and he was forced into hiding for several years. As he grew older, he developed amazing powers. Among these #Quote by Jedediah McClure
Conversation quotes by Sabrina Jeffries
#158. Rockton is no more Oliver than Churchgrove is Lord Kirkwood," Lady Minerva said stoutly.
"Then why did you steal my name for him?" Oliver asked.
"It's not quite your name, old chap," Lord Gabriel said. "And you know perfectly well that Minerva likes to tweak your nose from time to time."
"Stop calling me 'old,' blast it," Oliver grumbled. "I'm not some doddering fool."
"How old are you, anyway?" Maria asked him, amused by his vanity.
"Thirty-five." Mrs. Plumtree had said little until now, but apparently the conversation had piqued her interest. "That's long past the age when a man should marry, don't you think, Miss Butterfield?"
Aware of Oliver's gaze on her, Maria chose her words carefully. "I suppose it depends on the man. Papa didn't marry until he was nearly that age. He was too busy fighting in the Revolutionary War to court anyone."
When the blood drained from Mrs. Plumtree's face, Oliver's eyes held a glint of triumph. "Ah, yes, the Revolutionary War. Did I forget to mention, Gran, that Mr. Butterfield was a soldier in the Continental Marines?"
The table got very quiet. Lady Minerva focused on eating her soup. Lady Celia took several sips of wine, one after another, and Lord Jarret stared into his soup bowl as if it contained the secret to life. The only real sound punctuating the silence was Lord Gabriel's muttered "bloody hell."
Clearly, there was some undercurrent here that Maria didn't understand. Oliver was watching hi #Quote by Sabrina Jeffries
Conversation quotes by Bruce Schneier
#159. One hundred years ago, everyone could have personal privacy. You and your friend could walk into an empty field, look around to see that no one else was nearby, and have a level of privacy that has forever been lost. As Whitfield Diffie has said: No right of private conversation was enumerated in the Constitution. I don't suppose it occurred to anyone at the time that it could be prevented #Quote by Bruce Schneier
Conversation quotes by Dave Eggers
#160. I watch, and the mothers watch. I do not know how to interact with the mothers. Am I them? They occasionally try to include me in a conversation, but it's clear they don't know what to make of me. I look over and smile when one of them makes a joke that is laughed at by all. They laugh, I chuckle - not too much, I don't want to seem overeager, but enough to say "I hear you. I laugh with you. I share in the moment." But when the chuckling is over I am still apart, something else, and no one is sure what I am. They don't want to invest their time in the brother sent to pick up Toph while his mother cooks dinner or is stuck at work or in traffic. To them I'm a temp. A cousin maybe. The young boyfriend of a divorcee? They don't care.
Fuck it. I don't want to be friends with these women, anyway. Why would I care? I am not them. They are the old model and we are the new. #Quote by Dave Eggers
Conversation quotes by Anthony Marra
#161. A good mixtape didn't just gather together a bunch of love songs, but instead created an emotional narrative specific to your affection. The stories in most of my favorite collections are collected more like songs on a mixtape than, say, collected like spare change. By which I mean they are in conversation with each other and work to become larger than their parts. #Quote by Anthony Marra
Conversation quotes by K.F. Breene
#162. I'm fascinated, both by the news and also by the randomness of this continued conversation. #Quote by K.F. Breene
Conversation quotes by Dan  Fox
#163. The intellectually insecure drop the word "pretentious" to shut down a conversation they don't understand, when simply saying "I don't know" or asking "Can you explain this?" would be more gracious ways to admit to being in the dark. Cutting someone down for pretension reveals, ironically, embarrassed arrogance rather than humility. #Quote by Dan Fox
Conversation quotes by Paul Krugman
#164. We should reject the attempt to divert the national conversation away from soaring inequality toward the alleged moral failings of those Americans being left behind. Traditional values aren't as crucial as social conservatives would have you believe - and, in any case, the social changes taking place in America's working class are overwhelmingly the consequence of sharply rising inequality, not its cause. #Quote by Paul Krugman
Conversation quotes by Haruki Murakami
#165. So for all that we might speak words in each other's vicinity, this could never develop into anything that could be called a conversation. It was as though we were speaking in different languages. If the Dalai Lama were on his deathbed and the jazz musician Eric Dolphy were to try to explain to him the importance of choosing one's engine oil in accordance with changes in the sound of the bass clarinet, that exchange might have been more worthwhile and effective than my conversations with Noboru Wataya. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Conversation quotes by Dave Morin
#166. People love having a home. People love going to their house and sleeping in their bedroom and having a conversation around the dinner table. You don't particularly think of that conversation as a private conversation; you just think of it as something that happened in your home. #Quote by Dave Morin
Conversation quotes by S. Kelley Harrell
#167. Being a medium who can communicate with souls isn't the same as one who can interact with them. It's the difference between listening in on a conversation and changing the subject. #Quote by S. Kelley Harrell
Conversation quotes by Ilya Ilf
#168. If you should attempt to maintain that film is an art in conversation with a cultured, intelligent American, he'll just plain stop talking to you. #Quote by Ilya Ilf
Conversation quotes by Gordon B. Hinckley
#169. Stay out of the gutter in your conversation. Foul talk defiles the man who speaks it ... Don't swear. Don't profane. Avoid so-called dirty jokes. Stay away from conversation that is sprinkled with foul and filthy words. You will be happier if you do so, and your example will give strength to others. #Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley
Conversation quotes by Teju Cole
#170. But a book suggests conversation: one person is speaking to another, and audible sound is, or should be, natural to that exchange. So I read aloud with myself as the audience, and gave voice to another's words. #Quote by Teju Cole
Conversation quotes by George Sanders
#171. I am annoyed by individuals who are embarrassed by pauses in a conversation. To me, every conversational pause refreshes. #Quote by George Sanders
Conversation quotes by Peter Block
#172. Advice is unfriendly to learning, especially when it is sought. Most of the time when people seek advice, they just want to be heard. Advice at best stops the conversation, definitely inhibits learning, and at worst claims dominance. #Quote by Peter Block
Conversation quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#173. Cribbage, n. A substitute for conversation among those to whom nature has denied ideas. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Conversation quotes by Michael Meade
#174. In the end, as at the beginning, the divine turns out to be most interested in the unique life of the individual soul. That's what was meant by the old idea that "inside people is where god learns." This is not a religious notion, but more of a spiritual insight. For this conversation god is simply the shortest way to refer to the divine. When a unique life becomes fully livedeveryone involved learns something and it becomes clear that god was involved all along. #Quote by Michael Meade
Conversation quotes by John Seely Brown
#175. Conversation is a catalyst for innovation #Quote by John Seely Brown
Conversation quotes by Dru Edmund Kucherera
#176. Subject: SELF WORTH (Very Deep!!!) In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question: 'What kind of man are you looking for?' She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye & asking, 'Do you really want to know?' Reluctantly, he said, 'Yes. She began to expound, 'As a woman in this day & age, I am in a position to ask a man what can you do for me that I can't do for myself? I pay my own bills. I take care of my household without the help of any man... or woman for that matter. I am in the position to ask, 'What can you bring to the table?' The man looked at her. Clearly he thought that she was referring to money. She quickly corrected his thought & stated, 'I am not referring to money. I need something more. I need a man who is striving for excellence in every aspect of life. He sat back in his chair, folded his arms, & asked her to explain. She said, 'I need someone who is striving for excellence mentally because I need conversation & mental stimulation. I don't need a simple-minded man. I need someone who is striving for excellence spiritually because I don't need to be unequally yoked...believers mixed with unbelievers is a recipe for disaster. I need a man who is striving for excellence financially because I don't need a financial burden. I need someone who is sensitive enough to understand what I go through as a woman, but strong enough to keep me grounded. I need someone who has integrity in dealing with relationsh #Quote by Dru Edmund Kucherera
Conversation quotes by Frank Warren
#177. Sometimes I text the "wrong" person ... on purpose. Just to start a conversation. #Quote by Frank Warren
Conversation quotes by Paul Goodman
#178. I often ask, "What do you want to work at? If you have the chance. When you get out of school, college, the service, etc."

Some answer right off and tell their definite plans and projects, highly approved by Papa. I'm pleased for them* but it's a bit boring, because they are such squares.

Quite a few will, with prompting, come out with astounding stereotyped, conceited fantasies, such as becoming a movie actor when they are "discovered" "like Marlon Brando, but in my own way."

Very rarely somebody will, maybe defiantly and defensively, maybe diffidently but proudly, make you know that he knows very well what he is going to do; it is something great; and he is indeed already doing it, which is the real test.

The usual answer, perhaps the normal answer, is "I don't know," meaning, "I'm looking; I haven't found the right thing; it's discouraging but not hopeless."

But the terrible answer is, "Nothing." The young man doesn't want to do anything.

I remember talking to half a dozen young fellows at Van Wagner's Beach outside of Hamilton, Ontario; and all of them had this one thing to say: "Nothing." They didn't believe that what to work at was the kind of thing one wanted. They rather expected that two or three of them would work for the electric company in town, but they couldn't care less, I turned away from the conversation abruptly because of the uncontrollable burning tears in my eyes and constriction in m #Quote by Paul Goodman
Conversation quotes by Brother Lawrence
#179. It is not necessary for being with GOD to be always at church: we may make an oratory of our heart wherein to retire from time to time to converse with Him in meekness, humility and love. Every one is capable of such familiar conversation with GOD, some more, some less: He knows what we can do. Let us begin, then. Perhaps #Quote by Brother Lawrence
Conversation quotes by Tessa Dare
#180. This was now officially the most inane conversation in which Griff had ever been a participant - and that included a drunken debate with Del over ostrich racing.

"The color isn't too awful?" She twisted a fold of the skirt. "The draper called it 'dewy petal,' but your mother said the shade was more of a 'frosted berry.' What do you say?"

"I'm a man, Simms. Unless we're discussing nipples, I don't see the value in these distinctions. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Conversation quotes by Jane Austen
#181. Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions. #Quote by Jane Austen
Conversation quotes by Jean Piaget
#182. I engage my subjects in conversation, patterned after psychiatric questioning, with the aim of discovering something about the reasoning underlying their right but especially their wrong answers. #Quote by Jean Piaget
Conversation quotes by Nicholas Carr
#183. Bruce Friedman, who blogs about the use of computers in medicine, has also described how the Internet is altering his mental habits. "I now have almost totally lost the ability to read and absorb a longish article on the web or in print," he says.4 A pathologist on the faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School, Friedman elaborated on his comment in a telephone conversation with me. His thinking, he said, has taken on a "staccato" quality, reflecting the way he quickly scans short passages of text from many sources online. #Quote by Nicholas Carr
Conversation quotes by Jay-Z
#184. The story of the rapper and the story of the hustler are like rap itself, two kinds of rhythm working together, having a conversation with each other, doing more together than they could do apart. It's been said that the thing that makes rap special, that makes it different both from pop music and from written poetry, is that it's built around two kinds of rhythm. The first kind of rhythm is the meter. In poetry, the meter is abstract, but in rap, the meter is something you literally hear: it's the beat. The beat in a song never stops, it never varies. No matter what other sounds are on the track, even if it's a Timbaland production with all kinds of offbeat fills and electronics, a rap song is usually built bar by bar, four-beat measure by four-beat measure. It's like time itself, ticking off relentlessly in a rhythm that never varies and never stops.

When you think about it like that, you realize the beat is everywhere, you just have to tap into it. You can bang it out on a project wall or an 808 drum machine or just use your hands. You can beatbox it with your mouth. But the beat is only one half of a rap song's rhythm. The other is the flow. When a rapper jumps on a beat, he adds his own rhythm. Sometimes you stay in the pocket of the beat and just let the rhymes land on the square so that the beat and flow become one. But sometimes the flow cops up the beat, breaks the beat into smaller units, forces in multiple syllables and repeated sounds and internal rhyme #Quote by Jay-Z
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#185. Bean sighed inwardly. It never failed. Whenever he had any conversation with Ender, it turned into an argument. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
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#186. The more your copy sounds like a real conversation, the more engaging it will be. #Quote by David Garfinkel
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#187. The conversation hadn't so much died on us as been taken out back and shot in the head. And I knew I should be playing paramedic but I couldn't quite bring myself to or work out how. #Quote by Alexis Hall
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#188. We're quiet then, quiet enough that I can hear the books around me creaking in their shelves, rustling their pages, stretching their spines, as if they have something to add to the conversation. Which some of them probably do. #Quote by Katie Williams
Conversation quotes by William Greider
#189. Creating a positive future begins in human conversation. The simplest and most powerful investment any member of a community or an organisation can make is to begin with other people as though the answers mattered. #Quote by William Greider
Conversation quotes by Wendy Higgins
#190. But I thought we might get naked, just like Adam and Eve, so natural..."
I gasped. I'd forgotten all about that part of my conversation with Scott! Utter humiliation. I curled into a tighter ball.
"Oh, come on. You haven't even thanked me yet."
"For what?" I asked, still not looking.
"For saving you from snogging that plonker. You didn't really fancy him, did you?"
My cheeks burned, and I was glad to be turned away from him. I kept my mouth shut.
"So that's it, then?" he asked. I ignored him. "I always wondered what it would feel like."
That made me curious enough to turn to him.
"What what would feel like?" I asked.
"Rejection." He seemed in the midst of a revelation.
"What are you saying? That no girl has ever told you no?"
"Not one."
Well, that explained a lot.
"And what about you?" I asked. "Haven't you ever stopped or said no to a girl?"
He laughed as if I'd said something ridiculous. "Why would I do that?"
"Lots of reasons," I said. "Never mind, just go to sleep. We have a long day tomorrow." I turned away from him again, punching the thick pillow and laying my head down.
"I suppose I did refuse one, but she doesn't count," he said.
"Why not?"
"Because she was Neph."
Discomfort gnawed at me.
"This must be the part where I take a cold shower?" he asked.
"Good idea."
When he was in the bathroom with the water running, I jumped down and changed into my pajamas. The #Quote by Wendy Higgins
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#191. I say it with my tongue firmly planted in cheek but there's truth to it - being a comedian is very close to being a therapist. When you're working smaller clubs, you're listening. You're feeling an energy, you're going with a tone but when people start yelling out, you almost start a conversation with people. #Quote by Dane Cook
Conversation quotes by Elizabeth Olsen
#192. If you can't really have a conversation with someone candidly about it it's something that you'll always have something to learn from when it comes to taking a literature class. #Quote by Elizabeth Olsen
Conversation quotes by Matthew Stokoe
#193. He was adrift in their world, unsure of his significance, and to open himself to a point where conversation could take place would only have revealed how unlike them he was. Cripps #Quote by Matthew Stokoe
Conversation quotes by Carl Bernstein
#194. They walked across 15th Street to the Madison Hotel's Montpelier Room, an opulent French restaurant. Bradlee asked for a corner table, and began the conversation. 'You'd better bring me up to date because ... ' He turned to order lunch in perfect French, and then turned back to Woodward. ' ... our cocks are on the chopping block now and I just want to know a little bit more about this. #Quote by Carl Bernstein
Conversation quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#195. If the word is not dead when it reaches the hearer, he murders it at once by a contradiction, a stipulation, a condition, a digression, an interruption, and all the thousand tricks of conversation. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Conversation quotes by Victor Hugo
#196. No one pries as effectively into other people's business as those whose business it most definitely is not ... What for? For nothing. For the sake of finding out, knowing, penetrating the mystery. Out of an itching need to be able to tell. And often, once these secrets are out, the mysteries broadcast, the enigmas exposed to the light of day, they lead to catastrophe, duels, bankruptcies, ruined families, shattered existences-to the great joy of those who "got to the bottom of it all" for no apparent reason and through sheer instinct. Sad. Some people are malicious out of a simple need to have something to say. Their conversation, parlour talk, antechamber gossip, is reminiscent of those fireplaces that swiftly go through the wood-they need a lot of fuel and the fuel is their neighbour. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Conversation quotes by Inara Scott
#197. Um, I guess."
Brilliant. Sparkling conversation. #Quote by Inara Scott
Conversation quotes by Kingsley Amis
#198. Jake did a quick run-through of women in his mind, not of the ones he had known or dealt with in the past few months of years so much as all of them: their concern with the surface of things, with objects and appearances, with their surroundings and how they looked and sounded in them, with seeming to be better and to be right while getting everything wrong, their automatic assumption of the role of injured party in any clash of wills, their certainty that a view is the more credible and useful for the fact that they hold it, their use of misunderstanding and misrepresentation as weapons of debate, their selective sensitivity to tones of voice, their unawareness of the difference in themselves between sincerity and insincerity, their interest in importance (together with noticeable inability to discriminate in that sphere), their fondness for general conversation and directionless discussion, their pre-emption of the major share of feeling, their exaggerated estimate of their own plausibility, their never listening and lots of other things like that, all according to him. #Quote by Kingsley Amis
Conversation quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#199. And what about your brother, Agus? Will he be entertaining us with his pipes?"

"Agg," Shanks rasped, wrinkling his nose. "I didn't tell you? He ain't with us no more." A heavy fist slammed on the arm of the Viidun's chair as he growled, "The idiot went off and got himself killed!"

"What?" Derian and Eena replied in unison, both horrified by the news.

"You heard me!" Shanks bellowed. "The crazy fool should've known when to duck. He died in a bloody challenge with some brainless Deramptium! A downright disgraceful way to die! I'm ashamed to say he was my brother!"

"That's a little harsh, isn't it?" Eena muttered, mostly speaking to Derian.

"What was that?" the Viidun demanded.

Derian whispered a hush to Eena. Addressing Shanks, he expressed their condolences. "We are truly sorry for your loss. Your brother will be sorely missed. On the other hand, we look forward to welcoming you and your crew aboard the Kemeniroc." Derian held up his right hand, extending his thumb and two adjoining fingers. "Strength, truth, and honor, friend," he said, ending their conversation.

"Strength, truth, and honor," Shanks repeated.

The screen went black. The captain turned to Eena who was still in shock.

"You have to understand," he explained, "the Viiduns are a fiercely competitive people with proud, warring ways. Their culture doesn't call for much sympathy, especially when it appears one of their #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Conversation quotes by Susan Orlean
#200. I've noticed lately that it seems most intimate to not use any closing on your e-mail at all, because it seems to make it feel like you are engaged in an ongoing conversation - as if this one e-mail doesn't represent the beginning and end of the interaction but is just part of a perpetual loop of friendly back-and-forth. #Quote by Susan Orlean

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