Quotes and Sayings about Talking



"You're talking serious money already in the bank, and millions of dollars coming in every year."
- Neil Abercrombie
(Related: Money, Talking)

"I'm not going to let people get away with either a dishonest or inaccurate premise to what we're talking about because I think that does the viewer a disturbance."
- Dan Abrams
(Related: People, Talking)

"Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Effect, Talking, Trees, Will)

"Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Friend, Nothing, Talking, Thinking)

"An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Absurdity, Man, Talking, Will)

"I have thought about the next steps, and you know, they still don't know that I can dance. They don't know it, and it's frustrating me because I feel that it's an edge that I have, and I'm not talking about I took this hip hop class, I'm talking about this is how people actually know me."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Thought, People, Dance, Class, Talking)

"I hate the whole reluctant sex-symbol thing. It's such bull. You see these dudes greased up, in their underwear, talking about how they don't want to be a sex symbol."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Sex, Hate, Symbol, Talking, Want)

"They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Movies, Hate, Horror, Nothing, Reason, Talking, Wrong)

"I love getting ready to do a scene, and thinking about it, and talking about it. But the rest of the time, I'm so nervous and obsessed. I'm just tearing my hair out in the trailer. The whole time I'm really tense."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Love, Time, Hair, Rest, Talking, Thinking)

"We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child."
- James Agee
(Related: Time, Now, Summer, Talking)

"You have to examine a scene on the page first. Then you get into the basics of acting: Who are you? Who are you talking to? How do you feel about that person?"
- Debbie Allen
(Related: First, Talking)

"Ice shelves in general have episodic carvings and there can be large icebergs breaking off - I'm talking 100km or 200km long - every 10 or 20 or 50 years."
- Ian Allison
(Related: Talking, Years)

"I didn't write this song. Someone was talking in a room. I just wrote down everything they said."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Song, Talking)

"I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: People, Opportunity, Country, Talking)

"The people who make policy decisions should damned well know what they are talking about before they make the decisions. There is nobody who is an expert on cloning who would be afraid after seeing Attack of the Clones."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: People, Policy, Decisions, Talking)

"I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Communication, Talking, Writing)

"Tattoos are like stories - they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful."
- Pamela Anderson
(Related: Life, Moments, Talking)

"Sarah will talk to me about someone and I don't know who she's talking about, but if she talks to my mother, the two of them will know exactly - and across several generations, too."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Mother, Generations, Talk, Talking, Will)

"I think that, you know, when we start talking about the Tea Party, people want to marginalize that into some kind of organization or party, but it really isn't."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: People, Party, Talking, Tea, Want)

"Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Being, Hollywood, Nothing, Talking)

"I never thought I'd be in a position where people would be talking about my sexuality and saying how good I look in underwear."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Thought, People, Saying, Sexuality, Talking)

"I let my game do the talking. I've had incidents like that but when I compare my own story to the stories that have happened forty or fifty years ago particularly to Jackie Robinson for example."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Example, Talking, Years)

"We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Legal, Information, Mail, News, Public, Talking)

"You know, it is a terrible thing to appear on television, because people think that you actually know what you're talking about."
- David Attenborough
(Related: People, Talking, Television)

"Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking."
- Clement Attlee
(Related: Government, People, Democracy, Talking)

"I'm going to insult a whole industry here, but it seems like TV is for people who can't do film. I'm not talking about actresses; I'm talking about lighting people. Lighting on TV is just so... it's sinful, it really is."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: People, Film, Insult, Talking)

"It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

"It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Money, Culture, Fact, Talking, Writing)

"We had literary references, so we knew what we were talking about. We could quote things, talk about books we'd read; you can say something, you don't have to explain it."
- Kevin Ayers
(Related: Books, Literary, Talk, Talking)

"When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Actor, Talk, Talking)

"There are people who tell you to shut up because you're just a celebrity, but pundits, talking heads, they're every bit the celebrity and a lot of them aren't any more qualified than the average man on the street."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: People, Celebrity, Man, Talking)

"I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Life, Children, Influence, Job, Occupation, Succeed, Talking, Want, Will)

"Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Action, Animation, Hell, Jazz, Talking, Will, Writers)

"Sometimes there is a greater lack of communication in facile talking than in silence."
- Faith Baldwin
(Related: Communication, Silence, Talking)

"The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done."
- Arthur Balfour
(Related: Class, Talking, Years)

"Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Criticism, Culture, Talking)

"When we talk about stem cells, we are actually talking about a complicated series of things, including adult stem cells which are largely cells devoted to replacing individual tissues like blood elements or liver or even the brain."
- David Baltimore
(Related: Blood, Talk, Talking)

"I am quite surprised, that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about The Miracle Worker. We're talking about Mrs. Robinson. I understand the world... I'm just a little dismayed that people aren't beyond it yet."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Work, People, Talking, World)

"Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don't do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I'm talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Business, Old, Talking, Today)

"When I'm talking to a large audience, I imagine that I'm talking to a single person."
- Red Barber
(Related: Talking)

"Now, there are so many movies, so many festivals, and so many awards going on, each judged with each other, like your work is worse than others and that's not fair. How can you tell what's best and what's worst from these awards? We're talking about art."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Art, Work, Movies, Awards, Now, Talking)

"I listen like mad to any conversation taking place next to me just trying to hear why this is funny. Women's restrooms are especially great. I wash my hands twice waiting for people to come in and start talking."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Funny, Women, People, Conversation, Talking, Trying, Waiting)

"It just seems that you were talking positively about McDonald's, that they are... attempting this healthy lifestyle, and yet when we're talking right now... it seems that you're saying they need to make more responsibility."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Now, Responsibility, Right, Saying, Talking)

"You meet new people. We just spent two hours with people we didn't know before, just talking about the Badgers."
- Steve Bartlett
(Related: People, Talking)

"Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: People, Successful, Listening, Talking)

"There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a woman standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Man, Nothing, Talking, Woman)

"I genuinely enjoy talking one-to-one. I have no shyness about that."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: Shyness, Talking)

"I'm just talking specifically of women's friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Men, Women, Act, Fighting, Talking)

"I'm blessed with eight children - though I'm talking about eight adults now."
- Ned Beatty
(Related: Children, Now, Talking)

"The message that I gave on the - on the steps today was that you need to stand for those things that are right and empower the individual. Believe in the power of one person. Don't believe that you can't do it. Everybody wants - everybody wants a shot. That we can all agree on. Beyond that, it becomes politics. I'm not talking politics."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Politics, Power, Right, Talking, Today)

"We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Dreams, American, Americans, Listening, Talking)

"Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Arguments, Being, Fact, Party, Talking)

"I got to talking to an old actor, and he had a bunch of stories about the Rough Riders."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Actor, Old, Talking)

"Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature."
- John Berger
(Related: Nature, Cruelty, Evil, Needs, Nothing, Talking)

"I don't mind talking about my two daughters, but I don't feel comfortable denying them their privacy."
- Tom Bergeron
(Related: Daughters, Mind, Privacy, Talking)

"The focus should not be on talking. Talk is cheap. It must be on action."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Action, Focus, Talk, Talking)

"It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much."
- Yogi Berra
(Related: Conversation, Talking)

"The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: Sex, Acting, Fun, Talk, Talking, Trouble)

"Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Money, People, Now, Talking)

"Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Talking, Thinking)

"Since 1935, this has been a pay-as-you-go system, and I always believed when I first started talking about Social Security that there was a little box that had my name on it and it had my benefits for when I retired. That is not true."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Benefits, First, Name, Security, Talking)

"I really don't like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Money, Talking)

"Most people are really cool and I really don't mind talking to them and answering their questions."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: People, Mind, Questions, Talking)

"Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops."
- John Blair
(Related: People, Destruction, Fact, Numbers, Police, Talking)

"In talking to you I feel very much more at ease than my colleagues who gave the speeches during the banquet."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Talking)

"We use a Native American tradition of the talking stick. You sit and pass it around and whoever has the stick has to talk. Some people just hold it. Others really share."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: People, American, Talk, Talking, Tradition)

"It is during difficult times like this that the true American spirit reveals itself. I am not talking only of the response of local, state, and federal governments, although they will each play an extremely important role in this effort."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: American, Effort, Play, Spirit, State, Talking, Will)

"So what we're talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we're facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality."
- Bono
(Related: Equality, Dignity, Rights, Human rights, Talking)

"Even though I was concentrating on that two-week period from September 11th to September 20th, I was seeing the policy for real, happening, that we were talking about in the film."
- Timothy Bottoms
(Related: Policy, Film, Talking)

"There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Children, End, Talking)

"I love talking about myself."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Love, Talking)

"I've been a schoolteacher. I always try to get the kids to finish talking before the next one starts."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Kids, Talking)

"There is a difficult leap between talking about balancing the budget and actually doing it."
- Kevin Brady
(Related: Talking)

"We are talking about predictable recurring flooding."
- Robert A. Brady
(Related: Talking)

"Somebody was asking me the other day - President Bush is now talking about freedom for the Arab world. I say, well, that's great. I was talking about that fifty years ago."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Day, Freedom, Now, President, Talking, World, Years)

"If you are talking about terrorism, you need to sit down and understand what is making these people put dynamite around their waists and blow themselves up."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: People, Talking, Terrorism)

"The third point is that for some time the UN has been talking about helping Afghanistan in the reconstruction of the country but there has never been any real commitment by the international community to provide resources for that."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Time, Afghanistan, Commitment, Community, Country, Talking)

"There is an element of luck, there is an element of trial and error, sometimes you fail, sometimes you succeed. It's not as beautifully simple as it may seem when we are talking about it."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Error, Luck, May, Succeed, Talking)

"Although there exist many thousand subjects for elegant conversation, there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet."
- Ernest Bramah
(Related: Conversation, Feet, Talking)

"An actor's a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening."
- Marlon Brando
(Related: Actor, Listening, Talking)

"But let's be clear. We're talking about a country where there's no opposition. As leader he can ignore Parliament and - sorry that's Tony Blair isn't it? Um, so he doesn't even have to ask the country before he goes to war - sorry that's still Tony Blair."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: War, Leader, Country, Opposition, Parliament, Talking)

"I've already got my rent paid, and it's too late in my life for me to go around talking up stuff that I don't like or believe in."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Life, Talking)

"I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading."
- Vera Brittain
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbCourt, Reading, Talk, Talking)

"You get to a point where the factual adjudication doesn't matter because there are all these other outlets that are far less responsible, all talking about the ad, some of which have a political reason for promoting it."
- David Brock
(Related: Reason, Talking)

"There's no conversation more boring than talking about what it's really like to live in Newport and how the show compares to the real thing. I just don't care."
- Adam Brody
(Related: Care, Conversation, Talking)

"We are in the business of gathering the news. We're not in the business of talking about the news."
- Aaron Brown
(Related: Business, News, Talking)

"For me, it was kind of like going into the military or something. And anybody - any male - who has ever worked in a French kitchen knows what I am talking about when I say that."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Kitchen, Military, Talking)

"Girls are losing their virginity at 15, 16. I'm not promoting that. But my songs are talking... about me becoming a man."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Girls, Losing, Man, Songs, Talking, Virginity)

"We talking about revolution because that's the era that you're caught in."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Revolution, Talking)

"But black people fall for that same argument, and they go around talking about law breakers. We did not make the laws in this country. We are neither morally nor legally confined to those laws. Those laws that keep them up, keep us down."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: People, Argument, Country, Law, Laws, Talking)

"Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Talking)

"Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I'm talking about welfare for all. Without it, you're going to have warfare for all."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Medical, Food, Failure, American, Care, Dignity, Income, Jobs, Production, Talking, Welfare)

"If you are speaking about my own songs, I would think so because we were talking about that particular era and I was singing one of my songs that I recorded 50 years ago."
- Ruth Brown
(Related: Singing, Songs, Talking, Years)

"The more I like a book, the more slowly I read. this spontaneous talking back to a book is one of the things that makes reading so valuable."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Reading, Talking)

"Two people in a conversation amount to four people talking. The four are what one person says, what he really wanted to say, what his listener heard, and what he thought he heard."
- William Jennings Bryant
(Related: Thought, People, Conversation, Talking)

"It's rather like attending a university seminar where you are talking to a few gifted specialists who deliver a paper to an audience of their peers. That's one way of making music."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Music, Talking, University)

"Have you ever seen a candidate talking to a rich person on television?"
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Talking, Television)

"And I have to work so hard at talking positively to myself. If I don't, it's just real hard to get through the day, and I'll get really down, and just want to cry. My whole body language changes. I get more slumped over."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Work, Body, Day, Language, Talking, Want)

"When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Control, Feeling, Hearing, Losing, Production, Talking, Trees)

"So, I'm lying on the couch and Laura walks in and I say, 'Free at last,' and she says 'You're free all right, you're free to do the dishes.' So I say, 'You're talking to the former president, baby,' and she said, 'consider this your new domestic policy agenda.'"
- George W. Bush
(Related: Policy, Baby, Lying, President, Right, Talking)

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Peace, War, Talk, Talking, Want)

"There's nothing more boring than actors talking about acting."
- James Caan
(Related: Acting, Actors, Nothing, Talking)

"Talking to my wife, we stare at each other, saying, 'How is this happening? Why is this happening? Why now?' It's nothing I ever aspired to."
- Steve Carell
(Related: Wife, Nothing, Now, Saying, Talking)

"Basically, I started singing when I started talking. Music has just been my saving grace my whole life."
- Mariah Carey
(Related: Life, Music, Grace, Singing, Talking)

"It's like the code of living by yourself. People who are single know what I'm talking about. You eat standing up, reading the paper. Or you say to yourself, this isn't even cutting it, I'm taking a TV dinner and I'm getting in bed here."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: People, Bed, Living, Reading, Talking)

"Quentin and I were constantly finding something new that we had in common and comic books were one of them. I think we were talking about comic books much earlier in our relationship, before I had the part."
- David Carradine
(Related: Books, Talking)

"At my age, I realize that my most precious possession is time, and I've got too much unfinished work to do to spend even a minute talking about myself."
- Benny Carter
(Related: Work, Age, Time, Possession, Talking)

"Talking about a materialistic thing, I get about 13 times more royalties from Europe than I do from America."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: America, Europe, Talking)

"Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Computers, People, Globalization, Internet, Talking, World)

"You can lead a team in a lot of different ways. It can be talking to somebody who is down or, during the course of a game, looking to penetrate and then dropping the ball off to someone else for an easy bucket."
- Bill Cartwright
(Related: Talking)

"I do want to try to put things in perspective today relative to the U.S.-Canada relationship. I would like to start by talking about how important this relationship is to the people of the United States."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: People, Perspective, states, Talking, Today, United, Want)

"'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Man, Talking)

"Well, usually when you talk about a mandate, you're talking about an overwhelming win. I don't think by any measurement the 2004 election was an overwhelming win."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: Talk, Talking)

"I don't mind solitude. I love talking to other people, but I do need my space."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Love, People, Mind, Solitude, Space, Talking)

"You're talking to someone who has been married to various people for the last 40 years of her life. Dating is not really something familiar. I've never really been a dater."
- Stockard Channing
(Related: Dating, Life, People, Talking, Years)

"I learn all these things about the record talking about it after it's finished."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Talking)

"Women eat while they are talking; men talk while they are eating."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Men, Women, Eating, Talk, Talking)

"A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Women, Man, Quiet, Right, Talking, Will)

"Ever see a little kid walking around talking to himself? I'm the same way."
- Chubby Checker
(Related: Talking, Walking)

"Spitfire asked me if I had a problem talking about Van Halen or Extreme. I really don't. There are people who are just going to want to know what it was like to play with Eddie."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: People, Extreme, Play, Talking, Want)

"And I think from a male perspective, we have men talking about their feelings and it being okay."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Men, Feelings, Being, Perspective, Talking)

"Eighty percent of what everyone's talking about never happens. I don't mean in terms of product development that's happening right now, I'm talking about the far-flung visions of the future."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Development, Future, Now, Right, Talking, Visions)

"I think there is a good deal of promise in those discussions as well. I think there is a range of matters that might be discussed between NATO and Russia that can provide a mechanism for talking through these issues, a way to give reassurance on these issues."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Promise, Reassurance, Russia, Talking)

"I love going to the feed store and drinking coffee and talking about how much rain we need."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Love, Coffee, Drinking, Rain, Talking)

"I cannot remember a time in opposition - I am talking about the last four years - when we have done less work on policy and more on slogans. But because of my European views I wasn't allowed to participate."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Time, Work, Policy, Opposition, Talking, Years)

"I get bored talking about myself, but I can talk about the work."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Work, Talk, Talking)

"You're doing it to make the character as specific as possible, so that it's a specific individual that you're talking about, not that whole class of people."
- Joel Coen
(Related: People, Character, Class, Talking)

"You're surfing with all this glamour, and a lot of people are talking about Gwyneth, JLo, and Cameron."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: People, Glamour, Talking)

"The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Music, People, Nothing, Talking)

"I think is very beneficial to relax yourself so that when you are doing it you are not staggering for lines and your concentration is not on what I am going to say - but the scene itself, the character that you are talking to."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Character, Relax, Talking)

"There is a fine line between serendipity and stalking."
- David Coleman
"That's what I was trying to say when we were talking about sound. I think that every person, whether they play music or don't play music, has a sound - their own sound, that thing that you're talking about."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Music, Play, Sound, Talking, Trying)

"I've been playing with Blackwell over 20 years. We used to play when I first went to Los Angeles. Blackwell plays the drums as if he's playing a wind instrument. Actually, he sounds more like a talking drum."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: First, Play, Talking, Wind, Years)

"I'm having this conversation with you now. I'm talking, but I'm thinking, feeling, smelling, and moving. Yet I'm concentrating on what you're saying. So that means there's more things going on in the body than just the present thing that the person's got you doing."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Body, Conversation, Feeling, Now, Present, Saying, Talking, Thinking)

"I am still shocking people today, and I don't know why. Is it because I'm a woman talking about sex and men? One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley better than Jackie Collins."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Men, Sex, People, Talking, Today, Woman)

"I am currently talking to one of the studios about making American Star as a TV series."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: American, Talking)

"I do finish reading a script and say, Why are they making it and what are they talking about? I like to try and be responsible in my choices in that way."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Choices, Reading, Talking)

"It's funny looking at yourself. You know how it is when you look back at old pictures? It's just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Age, Funny, Old, Talking, Walking)

"To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Time, Man, Talking, Words, World)

"The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Time, Feelings, Deeds, Man, Sensibility, Talking)

"There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Reading, Rules, Talking, Thinking, Writing)

"I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies."
- Le Corbusier
(Related: Lies, Talking)

"The first year or so on The Daily Show is pretty intense in terms of travel. You're going to the worst places in the country, talking to the craziest people in the world."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Travel, People, Country, First, Pretty, Talking, World)

"I love watching people, and that's what I do; just go for a walk at about 4 o'clock, and go down a busy street, where you see people coming out of school and you get a glimpse of their lives, what they're talking about."
- Andrea Corr
(Related: Love, People, School, Talking)

"No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Parenting, Behavior, Bizarre, Kids, Talking, Will)

"They've hit us and we've got to hit back hard, and I'm not just talking about the terrorists."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Talking)

"Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties - provided we're only talking about criminals."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Civil liberties, Liberals, Talking)

"You don't see artists sitting around a lot, talking about ideology. They find out what they believe, and what they're doing, by doing it."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Artists, Ideology, Talking)

"I guess lyrically they're similar because they're talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. 'The Last One Alive,' for me, is very simple. It's just about alienation, really, that causes anger."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Anger, Alienation, Causes, Company, Misery, Talking)

"Occasionally I'll watch Fox News for as long as I can tolerate it, or CNN. I'll watch until I get infuriated, but you got to know what they're talking about and what they're not talking about."
- David Cross
(Related: News, Talking)

"The discussion of ideas as opposed to the American narcissistic obsession with what's going on with the self, that's the general thing people are talking about."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: People, Ideas, American, Obsession, Self, Talking)

"And I liked that whole idea that energy comes from not disseminating your ideas and talking about them."
- Cameron Crowe
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Energy, Talking)

"There's nothing like sitting back and talking to your cows."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Cows, Nothing, Talking)

"I pick up the New York Times or Time and it's talking about the latest rock group, which I'm sure is exciting to some people, but it neglects a huge area of music."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Time, People, Talking)

"I've seen the people who talk about their love lives in print invariably have doomed relationships with the person they're talking about."
- John Cusack
(Related: Love, People, Relationships, Talk, Talking)

"Everybody's just been spilling their guts all over records and talking about how hard it is to be an entertainer and how much we get hated on and what we have to go through. But I ain't really got it that bad. I'm just happy to be here."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Talking)

"I wouldn't abandon nobody. I would be lying if I said I was just talking to everybody."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Lying, Talking)

"If I talk about Charles Dance I am talking about something else, something I operate and wind up and have to make an impression with and use to transmit someone else's screenplay."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Dance, Impression, Talk, Talking, Wind)

"Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial."
- Frank Dane
(Related: Time, Money, Buying, Talking)

"Maybe philosophy - I love talking about ideas. Or maybe art history. I was thinking about psychology, then I got really afraid because everybody says it's terribly boring."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Art, Love, History, Ideas, Philosophy, Psychology, Talking, Thinking)

"Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Arguments, Being, Fact, Party, Talking)

"Years ago, we all talked about recycling and not dumping things down your drain and all of that, but talking doesn't help much. Basically, it's going to have to be legislation because the impact is so huge and diversified."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Help, Legislation, Recycling, Talking, Years)

"Boy, I'd hate to shoot on tape or disc or whatever the hell they're talking about. I love film."
- Frank Darabont
(Related: Love, Film, Hate, Hell, Talking)

"I'm a walking, talking enigma."
- Larry David
(Related: Talking, Walking)

"We're talking about people who've already got 3-4, if not 5-6 years' experience or more, and it's about trying to help professionals develop, using us as a resource for that development."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Experience, People, Development, Help, professionals, Talking, Trying, Years)

"Two million dollars is only small when you're talking about Washington, D.C."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Talking, Washington)

"People are talking about the Internet as though it is going to change the world. It's not going to change the world. It's not going to change the way we think, and it's not going to change the way we feel."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Change, People, Internet, Talking, World)

"I think there's a tendency for modern man to become dominated by gadgets and machines, taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about."
- Robin Day
(Related: Machines, Man, Talking)

"I was always talking about what I could and would do, and you would always make rhymes about the competion even though we werent thinking about competition."
- Kool Moe Dee
(Related: Competition, Talking, Thinking)

"I like to write songs about what's happening, what I see around me and what I hear. Everyday life. Someone may be talking to me and I may take it from that."
- Desmond Dekker
(Related: Life, May, Songs, Talking)

"What passes for real debate in Washington often seems more like an echo chamber, with politicians talking at politicians."
- Bill Delahunt
(Related: Debate, Echo, Politicians, Talking, Washington)

"I was always talking in weird voices from the time I was two. I guess I just found a way to keep doing it! I did get a degree in theater and took some voice-over classes... but most of it is just the same stuff I was doing as a kid!"
- Grey DeLisle
(Related: Time, Talking, Theater, Voice)

"It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all."
- Democritus
(Related: Greed, Talking, Want)

"It slows down grocery shopping, because so many women at the store watch the show. I always end up talking to two or three people every time I go to Ralphs. It's fun."
- James Denton
(Related: Time, Women, People, End, Fun, Talking)

"Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Talking)

"They're talking about a movie I don't want to hold to that because in this business you can talk about things for years before they get done - god knows if the financing would happen."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Business, God, Talk, Talking, Want, Years)

"Talking back and being quite aggressive about stuff and not giving a care in the world about anyone. So it was more, I think, that way and I think that's what happened in that party when I stood in between two people."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: People, Being, Care, Giving, Party, Talking, World)

"With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Love, People, First, Night, Sight, Talking)

"I have a spiritual advisor I call up, when I just feel lost. Lately, I've been talking to God. I developed this dialogue in rehab, this dialogue with God, and every day I talk to God."
- Andy Dick
(Related: God, Day, Spiritual, Talk, Talking)

"I was disappointed not to be able to interview Mr. Clinton. I met him two years ago. I was looking forward to talking with him about issues from Africa to terrorism."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Talking, Terrorism, Years)

"My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It's about making the best kind of image I can make, it's about talking as clearly as I can."
- Jim Dine
(Related: Attitude, Talking)

"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Money, Pretty, Talking)

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Talking)

"Talking up a storm about food is so easy for me, it's second nature."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Food, Nature, Talking)

"King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Politics, Success, Nation, Talking)

"Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: People, Planning, Talking, Writing)

"To stay at my best, I have to stop talking during the preceding day."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Day, Talking)

"When you're a child you're able to assimilate so easily into any situation. You even start talking like the people you're around. I wasn't conscious that I was so good at that until I started to truly feel like an actor."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: People, Actor, Talking)

"Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious, 'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk. Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives, except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them."
- Richard Dooling
(Related: Computers, Financial, Credit, Experts, Folk, Talking)

"I loved it, it's such fun. I like that people are seeing it and then talking about it. Like when I took my son and his friends to see Napoleon Dynamite last year, we spent the next six weeks trying to explain it."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Son, People, Friends, Fun, Talking, Trying)

"You know I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing, and talking about it is really helpful, because the more you talk the more your fears fade, because you get it out."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Positive, Talk, Talking, Therapy)

"I do most of my business on that dirty Internet that you were just talking about, where I find there is a lot of freedom to report exactly what I want."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Business, Freedom, Internet, Talking, Want)

"The doctors must tell you that one of the risks of surgery is that you might die. This poor doctor was talking to an actress. It was very dramatic to me. To him, it was just a thing he had to say."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Doctors, Poor, Talking)

"Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets, some of the mountains, rivers, streams, etc. were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti. Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony, a real ceremony."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Temple, Ceremony, Mountains, Rivers, Talking)

"My life isn't necessarily more important than anyone else's: I'm just better in talking about it."
- Adam Duritz
(Related: Life, Talking)

"In the space of three weeks, I met a fair bunch of the guys who were just starting those little programmers' co-ops, and everybody was talking about starting businesses."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Space, Talking)

"Some day, somebody is going to have to start talking about what happens to us all a decade from now if we let these North Koreans and the Iranians go forward with their nuclear weapons program."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Day, Now, Talking, Weapons)

"If we're talking about masculinity and tenderness, I don't look at Clinton."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Masculinity, Talking, Tenderness)

"My faith has been the driving thing of my life. I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Faith, Life, People, Values, Community, Driving, Liberals, Talking)

"On the other hand I have seen several, several top targets for these investigations of these terrorist activities that were allowed to leave the country - I'm not talking about weeks, I'm talking about months after 9/11."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Country, Months, Talking)

"I'm still excited at being at a microphone and talking to listeners. I love that. It's the most basic element of what I do and I still enjoy it very much."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Love, Being, Talking)

"I don't know if I believe in love at first sight, but of course I believe in two people having chemistry right away. A girl should be really easy to talk to. When I lose track of time because we've been talking, I think that's really fun."
- Zac Efron
(Related: Love, Time, People, First, Fun, Right, Sight, Talk, Talking)

"We're talking to New Line. They've got a couple projects they're interested in me doing and I'm having meetings at MGM. There's a lot of available projects."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Meetings, Projects, Talking)

"I guess when Rick is finished with his Journey to the Centre of the Earth, then we might have a go at something. We'd like to, we're open to it, and we've been talking about it."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Earth, Journey, Open, Talking)

"Cedric, man, it's like if I'm working with you, like I'm sitting here now talking to you, I want to get along with you. That's how I am. I feel like if I get along with you, the work will be splendid."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Work, Man, Now, Talking, Want, Will)

"I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on."
- Louise Erdrich
(Related: Death, Talking, Word)

"Every time I flicked channels, there I was, talking. I was talking too much and writing too little. So Naomi and I went to Hawaii. The phone was cut off and we lost touch. This gave me the chance to have a good think about my life."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Life, Time, Chance, Talking, Writing)

"There are opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, the insurance industry, so yes back home we are talking about investment opportunities in Morocco for various sectors of our economy and we will continue to do that."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Home, Economy, Investment, Talking, Will)

"Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he's talking about."
- Sam Ewing
(Related: Nothing, Talking)

"Listening is more important than talking. Just hit your mark and believe what you say. Just listen to people and react to what they are saying."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: People, Listening, Saying, Talking)

"I consider myself more of a loner now and I think when you get older, especially in this game, and just talking with other players who have come and gone, I see what they were saying when I was a young guy in the locker room."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Now, Saying, Talking)

"When Andrew went with the girls, we were talking all morning and he was saying, 'It's okay. Just remember we had such a good day. Our wedding was so perfect.' Because we're such a unit together. He made me feel very part of the day on April the 29th."
- Sarah Ferguson
(Related: Wedding, April, Day, Girls, Saying, Talking)

"How time files when you's doin' all the talking."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Time, Talking)

"A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don't mean the Democrats. I'm talking about the mainstream media, which is being destroyed by the opposition."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Being, Democrats, Dying, Eyes, Media, Opposition, Party, Talking)

"Everybody is talking today about the economy."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Economy, Talking, Today)

"I've never really been star struck. I was a little bit taken aback when I was doing a chat show recently and I was sat in the make-up chair chatting to a guy say next to me but I couldn't look round and see who it was, it was only when I got up I realised it had been Bryan Adams I'd been talking to!"
- Richard Fleeshman
(Related: Talking)

"We start out talking about the story, trying to figure out who is who and what should happen, taking notes the whole time. Then I do a rough layout of the issue, showing what happens on each page. Then we discuss that some more."
- Phil Foglio
(Related: Time, Talking, Trying)

"I never took my SAT's. I never applied to college. I moved right out here and jumped into the thick of things. Whether that was the smart move or not, I'm sitting here talking to you now, so it paid off."
- Scott Foley
(Related: College, Now, Right, Talking)

"I've had an advantage; I've had a sort of open public acceptance in New York that doesn't happen to just anyone trying to make the transition you were talking about."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: Acceptance, Open, Public, Talking, Trying)

"I have the ordinary experience of being anonymous when I'm in an airplane talking to air-traffic control, and they don't know who they're talking to. I have a lot of common experiences."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Experience, Control, Being, Talking)

"I believe honesty comes across in music because for people that music isn't just something to dance to. For people for whom music is something that they feel, they understand what I'm talking about."
- Willa Ford
(Related: Music, People, Dance, Honesty, Talking)

"I don't think we're going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we've got to translate that into what's in it for us."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Animals, Plants, Talking)

"We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best."
- Anatole France
(Related: People, Talking)

"Let us not say that we will decide on a political basis at the national level that no State is competent to regulate the practice of medicine in that State if they decide to allow a doctor to prescribe marijuana, because that is what we are talking about."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Medicine, Practice, State, Talking, Will)

"I don't know how much influence we really had, because we never put our pictures on the albums or anything and we never really promoted the Talking Heads connection, because we wanted to keep it separate from Talking Heads."
- Chris Frantz
(Related: Connection, Influence, Talking)

"As much as we love playing the small clubs, we'd really like to get ourselves in front of a larger audience. I'm not talking about arenas or anything, but nice theaters and larger clubs."
- Chris Frantz
(Related: Love, Talking)

"I don't see this planet being... they're talking about how they're turning around the environmental problems here, but I think it's already too late."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Environmental, Being, Problems, Talking)

"Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Illness, Talking, Will)

"I was talking to my spiritual advisor. I got a letter from somebody who said that they were about to kill themselves, but they listened to a song of mine and it saved their lives."
- David Friedman
(Related: Song, Spiritual, Talking)

"Keep talking about moving toxic wastes, but never let it cross your mind to quit producing them. Keep Judging yourselves in Manson. Don't look in the mirror. You will serve the Earth as much as she serves you or you will commit suicide."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Earth, Mind, Suicide, Talking, Will)

"Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second."
- Robert Frost
(Related: First, Pressure, Talking, Writing)

"But I have been avoiding talking about what I'm doing now because it's frustrating for people to hear about things that aren't available yet."
- John Frusciante
(Related: People, Now, Talking)

"We probably spend more time talking about individual players in our coaching sessions than anything else."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Time, Coaching, Talking)

"I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Art, Talking, Television)

"I love sitting down and talking to people. CNBC gave me a chance to do it in a way that I liked. They gave me a chance to also develop the skills to learn from my mistakes."
- Daisy Fuentes
(Related: Love, People, Chance, Mistakes, Talking)

"In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes, improvised or actual, talking, talking, talking, in place of leading, leading, leading."
- J. F. C. Fuller
(Related: Men, War, Army, Ending, Leading, Nothing, Talking, World, World war)

"If I was in a room with a bunch of skinheads talking about racism, then I would be disturbed, but after we finished a take, we were normal people again."
- Edward Furlong
(Related: People, Racism, Talking)

"I use a pseudonym, because my real name is very difficult to pronounce, to remember, and to spell. And many people who have been talking about me on television have yet to pronounce it correctly."
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: People, Name, Talking, Television)

"The first thing I read was of my character on the phone talking to Sydney's fiance. Though short, it was so beautifully written, and it made me laugh. I thought if I wanted to play a character, this would be it."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Thought, Character, First, Play, Talking)

"One day, we were doing a serious scene and fast talking like we do and we could not stop laughing and the director had to stop the production. We had to go to our trailer and calm down and do it all again."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Day, Production, Talking)

"Talking, talking. Spinning a web of words, pale walls of dreams, between myself and all I see."
- John Gardner
(Related: Dreams, Talking, Words)

"I have heard all kinds of stories about telling employers about MS and I really don't know what the answer is. I am a private person, but I have found support by talking to fellow MSrs in the community."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Community, Support, Talking)

"Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Business, Technology, Information, Talk, Talking)

"An actor is a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, he ain't listening."
- Boy George
(Related: Actor, Listening, Talking)

"No, I was talking to the network and Universal about plans for a third season where Buck would go back to Earth and would focus on stories around the planet and show what it was like 500 years later."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Earth, Focus, Network, Talking, Years)

"I've seen it too many times in Hollywood. Talking about a relationship in public can jinx it. And if you have your picture taken together, you might as well start packing your bags."
- Gina Gershon
(Related: Hollywood, Public, Talking)

"I have a son, Mason, who is disabled - cerebral palsy - and he does not walk independently, sit independently or speak. He uses a talking computer. I started becoming an advocate for him when he was 3 years old."
- Laura San Giacomo
(Related: Son, Computer, Old, Talking, Years)

"I think it was when I ran into Kerouac and Burroughs - when I was 17 - that I realized I was talking through an empty skull... I wasn't thinking my own thoughts or saying my own thoughts."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Thoughts, Saying, Talking, Thinking)

"The best example of how impossible it will be for Major League Baseball to crack down on steroids is the fact that baseball and the media are still talking about the problem as "steroids.""
- Malcolm Gladwell
(Related: Baseball, Example, Fact, Media, Talking, Will)

"We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't relate by talking to a group of friendly students, he'll never be a competent teacher."
- William Glasser
(Related: Students, Talking)

"If I go to a seminar and someone like you or someone like him is talking, I'm never part of the group that rushes him directly afterward. I always wait in the back corner with my head down until everyone is gone, and then I go up and do my thing."
- Arthur Godfrey
(Related: Talking)

"If any movie people are watching this show, please, for me, have some respect. You wanna sell some tickets, act like you know what you're talking about."
- Jeff Goldblum
(Related: People, Act, Respect, Talking)

"We're talking about the lawyers for the United States of America. And I think it's very, very important that the lawyers be comfortable being very candid and open about their views on very sensitive issues affecting the United States."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: America, Being, Lawyers, Open, states, Talking, United)

"I think that when we're talking about youth violence, we're talking about kids who don't have opportunities, so they're engaged in a certain degree of lawlessness, because we as a society have failed them."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Society, Kids, Talking, Violence, Youth)

"The last thing in the world I should have done was go into the theater because was inordinately shy as a young man. I couldn't open my mouth. At a party, I was the one stuck up against the wall. I was embarrassed about talking. I felt that I couldn't talk well."
- Gale Gordon
(Related: Man, Open, Party, Talk, Talking, Theater, World)

"You're talking to someone who really understands rock music."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Music, Talking)

"People are talking of his susceptibility to the rising delivery, but let me tell you that when you are out of form, every ball looks like a hand grenade."
- David Gower
(Related: People, Talking)

"Be content to act, and leave the talking to others."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Act, Content, Talking)

"I can look back at different times in my life when I felt I could not find my way out of whatever it was. I'm not necessarily talking about marriage, but I wanted to pack it in. I wanted to disappear. A lot of that has to do with being in the public eye."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Life, Marriage, Being, Eye, Public, Talking)

"I'm talking as a professional impresario. I'm not judging anybody at all."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Talking)

"Never use the word 'audience.' The very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. Poets don't have an 'audience'. They're talking to a single person all the time."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Time, Money, Idea, Poets, Public, Talking, Word, Writing, Wrong)

"As to Bell's talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles... its commercial values will be limited."
- Elisha Gray
(Related: Values, Interest, Talking, Will)

"I've just had some of the worst situations with the most beautiful girls who I just could not stand talking to anymore. The physical only lasts for so long."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Girls, Talking)

"There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep."
- Meg Greenfield
(Related: Gods, Court, Disaster, Listening, Self, Sleep, Talking)

"I don't know where the stock market is going, but I will say this, that if it continues higher, this will do more to stimulate the economy than anything we've been talking about today or anything anybody else was talking about."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Economy, Talking, Today, Will)

"You're talking to somebody who two years ago couldn't figure out how to use e-mail and who now has carpal tunnel. It has totally changed in that these films would not be getting out to people the way they're getting out without the Internet."
- Robert Greenwald
(Related: People, Internet, Now, Talking, Years)

"The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Men, Women, Rank, Sight, Talking)

"A lot of celebrities, especially when you're talking about the really big ones, live in what I call the fame bubble. Nobody ever says no to them or challenges them or even teases them."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Fame, Talking)

"When I was 34, people would say, What's going to happen to you when you're 40? What are you going to do? You don't have much time left. And I was like, what are you talking about?"
- Melanie Griffith
(Related: Time, People, Talking)

"I'm looking forward to talking to Bill Parcells, too, and to seeing how that marriage with Jerry Jones goes."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Marriage, Talking)

"Talking in one language and talking in another, I think inevitably, produce two different personalities, as far as I've seen in other people. I assume it does the same for me."
- Alma Guillermoprieto
(Related: People, Language, Talking)

"You get people talking about being worried about their art, and dances... their culture being wiped out or taken over, and yet these same people are taking advantage of their people to use them as cheap labour."
- Arlo Guthrie
(Related: Art, People, Being, Culture, Talking)

"We were talking about the kissing in the movie just recently. Clearly, it's pretty challenging material, but Ang said two men herding sheep was far more sexual than two men having sex on screen."
- Jake Gyllenhaal
(Related: Men, Sex, Kissing, Pretty, Sheep, Talking)

"I think Secretary's funny, it is about sex, and there's a lot of sex in it, sex is the key, but you're talking about a lot of other complicated things."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Funny, Sex, Key, Talking)

"But one led to two, two led to four, four led to eight, until at the end it was about 85 a day - the doctors could not believe I was taking that much. And that was just the valium - I'm not talking about the other pills I went through."
- Corey Haim
(Related: Day, Doctors, End, Talking)

"We now have a political process, we've had a period of parties that have been fighting each other quite literally with bombs and bullets, talking to each other, and having sat together in the assembly and sharing government with each other."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Government, Bombs, Fighting, Now, Sharing, Talking)

"There's nothing worse than having everybody thinking alike, talking alike and having the same direction in mind. It gets stale that way."
- Alex Van Halen
(Related: Direction, Mind, Nothing, Talking, Thinking)

"When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Family, Ancestry, Earth, Talking)

"Ultimately, I'm a mess. I don't mean I'm a mess, like, emotionally - I mean, I think probably everybody's a mess. David's a mess. But. I'm talking about... I'm messy."
- Michael C. Hall
(Related: Talking)

"I've lost track of the number of people who want to be writers but never actually write anything. Talking about writing, dreaming about writing, can be very fun, but it won't get a book written. You've got to write."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: People, Fun, Talking, Want, Writers, Writing)

"When you're talking with a person at this level of the government, at the very highest level, I think you have to be very discreet because he, President Clinton, is very aware that anything he says publicly can have a profound impact on American politics and on world politics."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Politics, Government, American, President, Talking, World)

"It was very hard to get any records, so the only source for us to really hear what was happening was listening to the Voice of America. We would be taping all the broadcast and then sharing the tapes and talking about it."
- Jan Hammer
(Related: America, Listening, Sharing, Talking, Voice)

"Playing is my way of thinking, talking, communicating."
- Lionel Hampton
(Related: Talking, Thinking)

"A trillion here, a trillion there and pretty soon you're talking about real money."
- Daniel Hannan
(Related: Money, Pretty, Talking)

"I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him, it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious."
- Alan Hansen
(Related: People, Ambition, Talk, Talking)

"When actors are talking, they are servants of the dramatist. It is what they can show the audience when they are not talking that reveals the fine actor."
- Cedric Hardwicke
(Related: Actor, Actors, Talking)

"Happy the boy whose mother is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old enough to know the sense of it."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Mother, Nonsense, Old, Talking)

"This was in '79. I got pretty restless there, sitting around with a lot of people sitting around smoking cigarettes and talking about films, but nobody really doing anything."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: People, Pretty, Smoking, Talking)

"We were talking about really getting Europe on its feet. It was our hope that there would be a breakdown of trade barriers in Europe first, and then eventually a breakdown internationally, which would help increase trade with Europe."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Hope, Europe, Feet, First, Help, Talking, Trade)

"So when we start talking about the state and all those that are so important and engaged and supportive around Florida, we've gotten overwhelming support, and it's so exciting."
- Katherine Harris
(Related: State, Support, Talking)

"We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away."
- George Harrison
(Related: Truth, People, Illusion, Space, Talking)

"It always weirds me out and makes me unhappy that some people think I'm Justin. I'm not. People can be talking to me and I know they think they are talking to Justin. It's hard to explain."
- Randy Harrison
(Related: People, Talking)

"I can't say I'm happy to be talking about John Ritter and his passing. In my 21 years of Entertainment Tonight, this really was one of the most shocking and sad things to have happened."
- Mary Hart
(Related: Entertainment, Talking, Years)

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

"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
(Related: People, Saying, Talking, Want, Wrestling)

"Some people are like wheelbarrows; useful only when pushed, and very easily upset. The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing."
- Henry S. Haskins
(Related: Time, People, Nothing, Talking)

"Logan was talking about the Civil War, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans. He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not live to see the end of the war, without losing a day's pay."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: War, Americans, Day, End, Losing, Soldiers, Talking, Veterans)

"Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing."
- Vance Havner
(Related: Talking)

"Our bodies are hanging along for the ride, but my brain is talking to your brain. And if we want to understand who we are and how we feel and perceive, we really understand what brains are."
- Jeff Hawkins
(Related: Talking, Want)

"I'm always dissing Ray and making fun of him, talking about his money."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Money, Fun, Talking)

"Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Eloquence, Fool, Man, May, Talk, Talking)

"They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Advice, Fancy, Talking, Writers, Writing)

"If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Advice, Talking, Writers, Writing)

"Lonely people, in talking to each other, can make each other lonelier."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: People, Lonely, Talking)

"It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Heaven, Talking, Walking, Will)

"I have to say that when I was young, when any politician was talking I wasn't even interested. Maybe they were saying some nice stuff, but then if you put Michael Jordan on TV, I was interested!"
- Thierry Henry
(Related: Saying, Talking)

"If you're doing a large, complicated character with radio controls, it might take a number of people several months to make it and if you're talking about a quick little hand puppet, it could be made in 2 days, so there's enormous range there, and no real easy generalities."
- Jim Henson
(Related: People, Character, Months, Quick, Talking)

"If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth."
- Alan Patrick Herbert
(Related: Earth, Talking)

"Stop talking. Start walking."
- L. M. Heroux
(Related: Talking, Walking)

"You don't repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently - and I think that is what is going to make the difference."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Trust, Difference, Living, Promises, Talking)

"I think we're in good shape, but the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina is in some small way mitigated by the fact that we now have more people talking about it, thinking about it and working on it, so that we will be more vigilant and ready."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: People, Fact, Now, Talking, Thinking, Tragedy, Will)

"Because I was extremely uncomfortable talking about sex with him at all and particularly in such a graphic way, I told him that I did not want to talk about these subjects."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Sex, Talk, Talking, Want)

"The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control?"
- James Hillman
(Related: Power, Society, People, Control, Negative, Talking, Word)

"When it comes to the income of the ministry, I have no problem talking about it or what happens to the money."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: Money, Income, Talking)

"If you're playing the character, you could say to yourself in 16 different ways, What if that didn't bother me? What if I knew exactly what he was talking about? What if I didn't get excited?"
- Judd Hirsch
(Related: Character, Talking)

"Fortunately we've been shooting in North Carolina which means we're not in LA where you can hear people talking about you and you know so much about what's going on in the business."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Business, People, Talking)

"I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Questions, Talking)

"Sometimes you actually get caught in the web of things where people are talking about... what kind of breakfast cereal you like."
- Joshua Homme
(Related: People, Talking)

"Attending that Convention and talking with those people and many others convinced me that I should become a blogger in my efforts to reform the government and uphold the integrity of the Constitution and the laws made in furtherance thereof."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Government, People, Constitution, Integrity, Laws, Reform, Talking)

"People were talking while I was playing, so I got up and left the stage. I've gotten to the point where I'm not really very patient with patrons rapping during the show. And the people were all nice and quiet when I cam back."
- Bruce Hornsby
(Related: People, Quiet, Talking)

"Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Men, Time, Business, Talking)

"I am in discussions with a label. We are talking about doing something."
- Freddie Hubbard
(Related: Talking)

"It ain't a bad plan to keep still occasionally even when you know what you're talking about."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Talking)

"The reason I dislike talking about the creative process is that I do have a creative process that is a winner and it's a sure thing."
- Garth Hudson
(Related: Reason, Talking)

"When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Eyes, Talking, Woman)

"I agree that Ruskin has done much harm to counter balance much good in giving people the trick of talking about Art instead of really doing a little of it to enable them to understand."
- William H. Hunt
(Related: Art, People, Balance, Giving, Harm, Talking)

"It's no use of talking unless people understand what you say."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: People, Talking)

"When the President was asked about global warming at a public appearance yesterday, he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil. You make the connection."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Addiction, America, Appearance, Connection, Global warming, Oil, President, Public, Talking, Yesterday)

"Musicians always come off sounding a little bit pretentious, and a little bit... I don't know, hypocritical, from what they do, talking about strong issues."
- James Iha
(Related: Musicians, Talking)

"When I talk to the camera, mate, it's not like I'm talking to the camera, I'm talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right there with me."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Right, Talk, Talking, Want)

"I can't tell you too much about it because I'm not even meant to tell you that I'm in it. In fact, I might never work again now that I've been talking to you. I'm not in it for very long, let's put it that way."
- Jason Isaacs
(Related: Work, Fact, Now, Talking)

"I felt slightly superior to student politics, for instance. I had no reason to think this, but I thought of myself as slightly more seasoned. I became quite cynical talking to my student friends."
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Related: Politics, Thought, Friends, Reason, Talking)

"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Family, Day, Future, Past, Talking, Understanding)

"People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It's quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Love, Women, Time, People, First, Memories, Talking)

"We can go on talking about racism and who treated whom badly, but what are you going to do about it? Are you going to wallow in that or are you going to create your own agenda?"
- Judith Jamison
(Related: Racism, Talking)

"Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don't understand. My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago, but I didn't understand what they were talking about."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Cricket, Friends, Sense, Talking, Tea, Years)

"I have to tell everyone that when I finish a film and it goes out and is released, I never look at my films again. I don't like looking back. I don't even like talking about 'em! So I'm really digging back in my memory because I don't like to sit and look at my films again."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Film, Memory, Talking)

"I'm not talking ideas, or even presentation. It's like in politics: You have to sell something to become an electric player - like your skin or your heart."
- Keith Jarrett
(Related: Heart, Ideas, Skin, Talking)

"Back in the day, if someone said that hip hop and rap was a fad, that was a joke to me because they just didn't know what they were talking about. In reality, there were so many people who didn't know what they were talking about it."
- Jam Master Jay
(Related: People, Day, Rap, Reality, Talking)

"Me and my father went through a war period where we wasn't talking. He wanted me to go to theology school - I didn't want to go. I wanted to do music. I told him I was a minister through music."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Music, War, Father, School, Talking, Theology, Want)

"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?"
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: People, Body, Congress, Lawyers, Nothing, Present, Question, Talk, Talking, Trade, Yield)

"They are uncomfortable talking about sex because they don't want people to think they know about it."
- Sue Johanson
(Related: Sex, People, Talking, Want)

"In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words. I don't pretend to know anybody well. People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow."
- Gwen John
(Related: People, Meaning, Shadow, Shadows, Shyness, Talking, Timidity, Words)

"We met The Cult and were talking to them for a while. We went a few places with Offspring."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Talking)

"I'm always active in trying to educate people when it comes to eating animal products, testing on animals, and the health benefits of being vegan, although I'm probably not the best person to be talking about the latter at the moment."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Health, People, Animals, Being, Benefits, Eating, Talking, Testing, Trying)

"You aren't learning anything when you're talking."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Learning, Talking)

"One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Listening, Talking)

"In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving - instead of actually getting up and leaving."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Marriage, Friends, May, Talking, Years)

"Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Eloquence, Talking)

"Talking is the disease of age."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Age, Disease, Talking)

"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
(Related: Winning, Practicality, Race, Talking, Vote)

"Well, if you're talking about the current climate, there's a lack of content in American film because I think people are deeply confused about their emotions, and they don't regret certain aspects of their own foreign policy."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: People, Policy, American, Climate, Content, Emotions, Film, Foreign policy, Regret, Talking)

"I've got a huge, gigantic deal. We're talking about huge deals."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Deals, Talking)

"I'm very cautious about talking about how actors got where they got, as though there is in fact a plan or a way. There is no plan, there is no way, there's no sure set, there's no handbook, on how to get to be an actor."
- Peter Jurasik
(Related: Actor, Actors, Fact, Talking)

"People took part in the referendum because they were tired of the war. They are afraid of talking about it out loud, but they have shown exactly where they stand: Yes, we want peace, and we want to be a part of Russia."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Peace, War, People, Russia, Talking, Want)

"Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened. It may seem even fresher."
- Pauline Kael
(Related: American, Day, May, Now, Talking)

"You know you haven't stopped talking since I came here? You must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle!"
- Bert Kalmar
(Related: Talking)

"One thing that took a while to really adjust to was, you do it for the the art, for the money, for being together and having a good time, but you do it for all those people out there who really care about the show. We are now talking about a show we did over 20 years ago."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Art, Money, Time, People, Being, Care, Now, Talking, Years)

"What I read is so distorted that I cannot believe that the person they are talking about is myself."
- Bob Kane
(Related: Talking)

"I remember in 1978 meeting two Ugandan captains in the hotel talking Russian. They had been educated in Moscow and since they came from different Ugandan peoples, it was the only way they could understand one another."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Meeting, Talking)

"I mean, the trouble with some of the kind of relationship movies I've done, is there's only so many ways you can shoot a conversation. I was really tired of talking heads."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Movies, Conversation, Talking, Trouble)

"Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger."
- Casey Kasem
(Related: Movies, Thought, Talking)

"Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues - communicating with an audience."
- Casey Kasem
(Related: Music, Man, Sharing, Talking, Woman)

"We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing."
- Leon Kass
(Related: People, Engineering, May, Talking)

"One should proceed with caution. We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing."
- Leon Kass
(Related: People, Caution, Engineering, May, Talking)

"For years everyone looked toward the demise of radio when television came along. Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Movies, Thought, Talking, Television, Years)

"Basically, radio hasn't changed over the years. Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues - communicating with an audience."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Music, Man, Sharing, Talking, Woman, Years)

"This guy kept telling us that rock was the big thing, everyone's talking about the big thing, our band was the big thing. So he made us change our name to The Big Thing. Can you believe that?!"
- Terry Kath
(Related: Change, Name, Talking)

"Constantly talking isn't necessarily communicating."
- Charlie Kaufman
(Related: Talking)

"When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair."
- Alfred Kazin
(Related: Love, Work, Talking, Writer)

"We knew we were talking about spies. I knew he knew I knew. I was digging my own grave."
- Christine Keeler
(Related: Grave, Talking)

"She had said one time, make a choice and do it like Hercules. So if that is all of what is being offered, the idea is to always do it like Hercules and I always followed her advise and now I'm here talking to you."
- Harvey Keitel
(Related: Time, Idea, Being, Choice, Now, Talking)

"I'll be helping them getting suited up, getting them in the airlock, getting the airlock prepared, and getting them out the hatch, and then talking them through these three spacewalks."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Talking)

"I terminated the interview when I didn't know what he was talking about and went upstairs to lunch."
- Graham Kennedy
(Related: Talking)

"Being lectured by the president on fiscal responsibility is a little bit like Tony Soprano talking to me about law and order in this country."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Being, Country, Law, Order, President, Responsibility, Talking)

"Leary can get a part of my mind that's kind of rusted shut grinding again, just by being around him and talking."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Being, Mind, Talking)

"Hard work does pay, and you just have to continue to work, and you got two guys, when you're talking about Gary and myself, we have a God-given talent, but we worked at it and we're happy to be where we are today."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Work, Talent, God, Hard work, Talking, Today)

"Many times I've gone on tours with Paul Anka. He would have someone sitting behind him to keep people from even talking to him. You were almost in a little restricted area there."
- Ben E. King
(Related: People, Talking)

"There's nothing worse than talking about yourself to find out that you're not that interesting."
- Sean Kinney
(Related: Nothing, Talking)

"People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: People, Interest, Talking)

"Whatever the reason is, I hope we can finish talking about the Olympics. It's gone, it's behind us. The schedule wasn't proper for players who went there and there is some fatigue in a lot guys' play right now."
- Saku Koivu
(Related: Hope, Fatigue, Now, Play, Reason, Right, Talking)

"I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it, for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Fear, Desire, Talking, Will, Writing)

"It depends on the time of the year and who I've been talking to, I try to put people in the studio I like."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Time, People, Talking)

"I would say that if you don't feel like talking to the crowd something is wrong and if you force yourself to talk to them things will happen and to that extent things aren't choreographed."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Force, Talk, Talking, Will, Wrong)

"With Jackson there was quiet solitude. Just to sit and look at the landscape. An inner quietness. After dinner, to sit on the back porch and look at the light. No need for talking. For any kind of communication."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Communication, Light, Quiet, Solitude, Talking)

"One of the things that really got to me was talking to parents who had been burned out of their villages, had family members killed, and then when men showed up at the wells to get water, they were shot."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Family, Men, Parents, Talking, Water)

"When I speak of natural drummers I'm talking about guys that are playing with the talent God gave 'em."
- Gene Krupa
(Related: God, Talent, Talking)

"Some story appears in some newspaper that says that somebody said X, Y, and Z, and a customer says, I don't understand what they're talking about - we're running that product, we've been using it for five years, what are they talking about?"
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Customer, Running, Talking, Years)

"When we talk about justice in America we're really talking about justice brought about by the people, not by judges who are tools of the establishment or prosecutors who are are equally tools of the establishment or the wardens or the police officers."
- William Kunstler
(Related: People, America, Judges, Justice, Police, Talk, Talking, Tools)

"Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent. Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training."
- Michelle Kwan
(Related: Time, Envy, Friends, Fun, Guilt, Kids, School, Talking, Training)

"So I think hip-hop is moving and is going to continue to move in the direction of rappers just being honest with themselves, whether you're talking about Common and Mos Def or Nas and 50 cent."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Being, Direction, Talking)

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

"The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Thought, May, Talking, Trouble)

"Talking with other parents really gave me some lessons that I try to hold on to now, as a parent of two boys."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Boys, Now, Parents, Talking)

"When you stop talking, you've lost your customer. When you turn your back, you've lost her."
- Estee Lauder
(Related: Customer, Talking)

"Talking about auditions, you never know what anyone else is thinking."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Talking, Thinking)

"Of course, the whole Andy Kaufman angle was classic. I'm real proud of that. I mean that is something people are still talking about 20 years later, making movies about and that sort of thing. I mean not a day goes by that someone doesn't mention Andy Kaufman to me."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Movies, People, Day, Talking, Years)

"I know the crew so well, so I forget I'm being filmed. It's like cooking with a friend in the kitchen - you're talking, as you do, and maybe you're telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops - it's more natural, more honest."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Friend, Being, Cooking, Forget, Kitchen, Talking)

"I make fun wherever I go... If I go to a restaurant by myself, rest assured, people will be talking about it. I always have a great deal of fun being with people. It's part of the journey."
- Cloris Leachman
(Related: People, Being, Fun, Journey, Rest, Talking, Will)

"The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Listening, Talking, Waiting)

"I still need the camera because it is the only reason anyone is talking to me."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Reason, Talking)

"It's hard to watch something go on and be talking at the same time."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Time, Talking)

"What I learned from Lennon was something that did stay with me my whole career, which is to be very straightforward. I actually love talking about taking pictures, and I think that helps everyone."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Love, Career, Talking)

"I'm not trying to overcome my father or fill his shoes or reach any kind of level that he did. We're talking about a Mozart of rock music."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Music, Father, Talking, Trying)

"I've been talking about the centrality of libraries in our information society for a while now."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Society, Information, Libraries, Now, Talking)

"If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Marriage, Brother, Talking, Want, Will)

"It's finding those nonsensical pieces of conversation that we all do all the time. We do all the time. When we're talking on the telephone, there are arguments with people who agree when they both think that they disagree."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Time, People, Arguments, Conversation, Talking)

"I'm thinking, this is Robert Redford. You know, he's won an Academy Award, he's talking to me about directing a movie he's in. So you just think that it's Hollywood stuff or whatever."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Hollywood, Talking, Thinking)

"Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Fact, Now, Talking, Walking)

"I still go to a salon where a gal does my hair, and I don't know if it's because I'm a celebrity but by the time I leave there, we are eating chicken and talking and screaming."
- Jenifer Lewis
(Related: Time, Celebrity, Eating, Hair, Talking)

"People who think they know what they are talking about when they talk about baseball include the announcers and all of the sports press - no matter how much evidence you present them to the contrary they will continue to think that what they think is right."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Sports, People, Baseball, Present, Press, Right, Talk, Talking, Will)

"But when I went to Hiroshima and began to study or just listen to people's descriptions of their work, it was quite clear they were talking about death all the time, about people dying all around them, about their own fear of death."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Death, Time, Work, People, Fear, Dying, Study, Talking)

"The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that anyone cares that much about a baseball player."
- Bernie Lincicome
(Related: Baseball)

"I'm very private in person. I'm very sensitive and shy with men individually. But when I'm talking, maybe there's this other channel or this other side and other way of working in my mind, and I convert and become carefree."
- Bai Ling
(Related: Men, Mind, Talking)

"Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Time, Talking)

"I was dealing with craft, and that's the surprising thing, the number of people who have literally broken down on our stage, because when you're talking about the thing that is most important to someone, they're liable to feel something strong."
- James Lipton
(Related: People, Talking)

"I think that anybody's craft is fascinating. A taxi driver talking about taxi driving is going to be very, very interesting."
- James Lipton
(Related: Driving, Talking)

"Because - Bobby Lewis said this once to us in class, the better you get, the less credit you'll get. Because the better you are, the more it looks like walking and talking and everybody thinks they can walk and talk."
- James Lipton
(Related: Class, Credit, Talk, Talking, Walking)

"I just sit at the drawing board most of the time. I am used to talking to people. I love going to conventions, getting feedback and talking to people. Some artists don't. Some artists sit at their drawing board because their personality actually dictates that."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Love, Time, People, Artists, Personality, Talking)

"When we were talking about this, an idea for this master vigilante, it was an urban guerilla. One of my ideas was that he would be a member of the police force who turned on the government."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Government, Idea, Ideas, Force, Police, Talking)

"Fair or not, it always sucks when everyone wanders back from Sundance talking about how bad the movies were."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Movies, Talking)

"My mom is going to kill me for talking about sleeping with people. But I don't want to put myself in the position where I'm in a monogamous relationship right now. I'm not dating just one person. 'Sex and the City' changed everything for me because those girls would sleep with so many people."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Dating, Mom, People, Girls, Now, Right, Sleep, Talking, Want)

"I love talking about women because they are a constant study and you're always learning."
- Mario Lopez
(Related: Love, Women, Learning, Study, Talking)

"There were exceptions, a couple of families that just plain didn't want to even think about it, although forty years had passed but mostly the people were very interested in talking about it."
- Walter Lord
(Related: People, Talking, Want, Years)

"I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Information, Man, Opinion, Talking, Worth)

"The end game is you change that law to making that law better, whichever law you're talking about."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: Change, End, Law, Talking)

"The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Politicians, Talking)

"Somewhere in talking and rehearsing, there is a magical moment where actors catch a current, they're on the right road. If they really catch it, then whatever they do from then on is correct and it all comes out of them from that point on."
- David Lynch
(Related: Actors, Right, Road, Talking)

"The one thing that I have been struck with, after coming here to Congress is, how many people in Washington, D.C. talk about job loss like they are talking about the weather, or a natural disaster like an earthquake."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: People, Congress, Disaster, Job, Loss, Talk, Talking, Washington, Weather)

"When all those city folks try to fix up my talking, all they do is mess me up."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Talking)

"I've been traveling all over the world for 25 years, performing, talking to people, studying their cultures and musical instruments, and I always come away with more questions in my head than can be answered."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: People, Questions, Talking, Traveling, World, Years)

"It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them."
- Rose Macaulay
(Related: Delusion, Talking)

"On average, Australians watch more than three hours of television a day, compared with 12 minutes a day spent by the average couple talking to each other."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Day, Talking, Television)

"The film world is a crazy place to be. You sit around all day waiting for the phone to ring. Are people talking about you or aren't they?"
- Kyle MacLachlan
(Related: People, Day, Film, Talking, Waiting, World)

"That's one of the reasons I wanted to be an actor, to be like them. And there they were at my table, all talking about how nervous they were, about the lines, and so forth. No matter how big you get, you still have the same kinds of anxieties and so forth."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Actor, Talking)

"Until the year 1967, it was a crime, for which you could be put in prison, to make homosexual love to someone in your own house. If they came in and caught you at it, you could be put into prison. This has changed - I'm talking about England, incidentally."
- Patrick Macnee
(Related: Love, Crime, England, Prison, Talking)

"They're talking about banning cigarette smoking now in any place that's used by ten or more people in a week, which, I guess, means that Madonna can't even smoke in bed."
- Bill Maher
(Related: People, Bed, Now, Smoking, Talking)

"I love talking about movies that mean something to me."
- Jena Malone
(Related: Love, Movies, Talking)

"A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they're really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others."
- Jena Malone
(Related: Love, Friendship, Leaders, Religious, Respect, Talking, Value)

"Not compromising the music, but there is a way, by just showing the people that you're sincere and honest with what you're doing, and by talking to them."
- Chuck Mangione
(Related: Music, People, Talking)

"I've been in on the beginning, the rise, peak, collapse and end of the talking picture."
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(Related: Beginning, End, Talking)

"I don't think anybody anywhere can talk about the future of their people or of an organization without talking about education. Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: Education, People, Children, Future, Talk, Talking)

"I think you kind of hope for people to gush over movies, but I think the opposite way is great sometimes, too. I'd rather have a movie that you're angry about and that you're talking about the next day, than something you forget about when the popcorn goes into the trash."
- Gabriel Mann
(Related: Movies, People, Hope, Day, Forget, Talking)

"At the end of the day, though, the band members have to be strong. It's down to the individuals in the unit. Listen to me, I'm talking like I'm in the army and this is my squadron."
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Army, Day, End, Talking)

"Never get a mime talking. He won't stop."
- Marcel Marceau
(Related: Talking)

"We were talking about how old quarterbacks can't throw before 10 am... Practice starts too early for us. Wake me up in the middle of the night and I can throw. I can throw anytime."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Night, Old, Practice, Talking)

"Have you ever had one of those moments when you look up and realize that you're one of those people you see on the train talking to themselves?"
- Marc Maron
(Related: People, Moments, Talking)

"Coltrane came to New Orleans one day and he was talking about the jazz scene. And Coltrane mentions that the problem with jazz was that there were too few groups."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Day, Jazz, Talking)

"I always read all these books about the slaves. My mother is very educated. My father would talk to us like we were grown men. We never knew what he was talking about half the time."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Time, Men, Mother, Father, Books, Talk, Talking)

"I love women, but I feel like you can't trust some of them. Some of them are liars, you know? Like I was in the park and I met this girl, she was cute and she had a dog. And I went up to her, we started talking. She told me her dog's name. Then I said, 'Does he bite?' She said, 'No.' And I said, 'Oh yeah? Then how does he eat?' Liar."
- Demetri Martin
(Related: Love, Trust, Women, Cute, Name, Talking)

"Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
- Steve Martin
(Related: Architecture, Music, Dancing, Talking)

"Don't have sex man. It leads to kissing and pretty soon you have to start talking to them."
- Steve Martin
(Related: Sex, Kissing, Man, Pretty, Talking)

"But people who think they can project themselves into deafness are mistaken because you can't. And I'm not talking about imagining what a deaf person's whole life is like I even mean just realizing what it is like for an instant."
- Richard Masur
(Related: Life, People, Project, Talking)

"I'm tired of the industry, tired of playing the whole game - the dressing up, the red carpet. I hate talking about myself."
- Drea De Matteo
(Related: Hate, Talking)

"A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society, sucking up everything and giving nothing. Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Society, Giving, Nothing, Talking)

"I say that why don't we bring all points of view. Sit around a table and discuss this evidence, and produce evidence as it may be, and let's see what the outcome is, which is why we are having this International panel which we are all talking about."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: May, Talking)

"I was talking to one of my aunties at Christmas and she said she didn't think it was ever in my nature to go against the grain, that I was always a good boy. I think she was right - I did always want to be good."
- James McAvoy
(Related: Nature, Christmas, Right, Talking, Want)

"So basically, I don't know what I'm talking about. But maybe I do."
- Jenny McCarthy
(Related: Talking)

"It really just gives you a sense of when you need to have dialogue and when you don't, and if your pictures are telling the story, you don't need to have all this talking."
- Craig McCracken
(Related: Sense, Talking)

"To me, Doors fans were always the 16-year-old idiots at parties, getting stoned, and talking about how Morrison's lyrics were like poetry... like that was a deep thought."
- Bruce McCulloch
(Related: Poetry, Thought, Deep, Fans, Idiots, Talking)

"As a reward for their efforts, however, those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death, thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified. Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Death, Reward, Talking)

"Prayer is talking with God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: God, Heart, Attitude, Prayer, Talking, Words)

"I'll let the racket do the talking."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Talking)

"If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul."
- Roger McGough
(Related: Poetry, Father, Soul, People, Performance, Children, Comedy, Dying, Reading, Talking, Want)

"I love Bill Clinton. I think we should make him king. I'm talking the red robe, the turkey leg - everything."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Love, Talking, Turkey)

"Sometimes it is a great joy just to listen to someone we love talking."
- Vincent McNabb
(Related: Love, Joy, Talking)

"Talking about the show reminds you of things that you went through. So it's fun. When the show was on, I couldn't have handled it. I didn't want that direct connection."
- Colm Meaney
(Related: Connection, Fun, Talking, Want)

"The fact is five months ago this was an issue that people weren't really talking that much about. Because of the president's leadership, because he's brought it to people's attention, it's now a top issue."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Leadership, People, Attention, Fact, Months, Now, President, Talking)

"Do I think it's OK to fight authority as long as you're only talking about the high school teacher? No."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Authority, Fight, School, Talking)

"Integrity is integrity. I don't push it to the side because I'm talking to Julia Roberts."
- Maria Menounos
(Related: Integrity, Talking)

"Even Tom Sawyer had a girlfriend and to talk about adults without talking about their sex drives is like talking about a window without glass."
- Grace Metalious
(Related: Sex, Girlfriend, Talk, Talking)

"To talk about adults without talking about their sex drives is like talking about a window without glass."
- Grace Metalious
(Related: Sex, Talk, Talking)

"No, we're not looking at how to control criminals... we're talking about banning the AK-47 and semi-automatic guns."
- Howard Metzenbaum
(Related: Control, Talking)

"The immigration thing has to be brought to a head, and I feel that the best way to do that is endorse the worst, in the sense of he is a racist and he knows what I'm talking about."
- Tom Metzger
(Related: Sense, Talking)

"It's not an Israeli model, it's a TSA, screwed-up model. It should actually be the person who's looking at the ticket and talking to the individual. Instead, they've hired people to stand around and observe, which is a bastardization of what should be done."
- John Mica
(Related: People, Talking)

"A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Nation, Talking)

"All we are is a lot of talking nitrogen."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Talking)

"I will be talking with gymnasts from some of the other countries. I will be getting a feel for what they're thinking and what they're doing. It should be a really great meet."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Countries, Talking, Thinking, Will)

"If we had a hard time, my mother would sit me down and we would talk about it, and she kept talking and kept processing until we started to laugh about it."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Time, Mother, Talk, Talking)

"I want to speak, to sing to total strangers. It's my way of talking to the world."
- Adrian Mitchell
(Related: Strangers, Talking, Want, World)

"The last thing I want to become is one of those talking heads where everything is satiny smooth and you know what the next question is going to be."
- Isaac Mizrahi
(Related: Question, Talking, Want)

"Well I am grooming him, he has a boxing trainer that knows what he is talking about, and once he has that he is able to put everything together and he listens, and when somebody listens they are able to accomplish anything."
- Michael Moorer
(Related: Boxing, Talking)

"One of the most powerful devices of poetry is the use of distortions. You can go from talking about the way a minute passes to the way a century passes, or a lifetime."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, Talking)

"In the late 60s and early 70s, I did get interested in voices, and in narration and embodying the voice, making the poem sound like a real person talking."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Sound, Talking, Voice)

"I don't like talking about myself. I'm not really interested in myself. One of the good things about being a supporting actor is that you get to talk about other people."
- David Morse
(Related: People, Actor, Being, Talk, Talking)

"I've got to worry about Alonzo Mourning, because a year or two ago there was a chance that Alonzo Mourning wouldn't be standing here talking to you. That's the cold reality of it."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: Chance, Mourning, Reality, Talking, Worry)

"We are talking about someone who has lived. It must be honored in every respect. The fictional can take any kind of channel - according to the actor's marriage to the character."
- Kate Mulgrew
(Related: Marriage, Character, Actor, Respect, Talking)

"My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Home, Time, Music, Friends, Listening, Reading, Talking)

"We are just interested in dealing with the people we're paying every day. We know federal law allows them to vote in a union at anytime, but we think we can resist that by talking to our own people and giving them enough upside."
- David Neeleman
(Related: People, Day, Giving, Law, Talking, Vote)

"Sitting down to eat in our house is about sharing, you know, talking about the day you've had, be it in school or work or whatever, so that's very important to us."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Work, Day, School, Sharing, Talking)

"Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Talking)

"There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about."
- John von Neumann
(Related: Being, Sense, Talking)

"It's getting harder and harder to differentiate between schizophrenics and people talking on a cell phone. It still brings me up short to walk by somebody who appears to be talking to themselves."
- Bob Newhart
(Related: People, Talking)

"It is hard to know what you are talking about in mathematics, yet no one questions the validity of what you say. There is no other realm of discourse half so queer."
- James Newman
(Related: Mathematics, Questions, Talking, Validity)

"I once had dinner with Madonna and I wasn't nervous but within about a minute I found myself talking about underwear."
- Randy Newman
(Related: Talking)

"And the whole world, the whole world that believes in freedom, whether you're talking about personal freedom, economic freedom, religious freedom, they look to the United States for leadership; and you're part of that leadership."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Leadership, Freedom, Religious, states, Talking, United, World)

"Singing is the love of my life, but I was ready to give it all up because I couldn't handle people talking about how fat I was."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Love, Life, People, Singing, Talking)

"Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Talking)

"This time, there have been a lot of interesting discussion about the subject matter and I've had a good time talking about it. And in some of the cases, I'm not just signing books; I'm showing slides and talking about the work."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Time, Work, Books, Talking)

"But if you're talking about fine art work, then I think you have to ask yourself some pretty deep questions about why it is you want to take pictures and what it is you want to say."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Art, Work, Deep, Pretty, Questions, Talking, Want)

"It's like your children talking about holidays, you find they have a quite different memory of it from you. Perhaps everything is not how it is, but how it's remembered."
- Denis Norden
(Related: Children, Holidays, Memory, Talking)

"Society as a whole is better off when information is available to the public. Whether you are talking about how to prevent disease, or about who does the best job of treating disease, it is useful to provide as much information to the public as possible."
- David Obey
(Related: Society, Disease, Information, Job, Public, Talking)

"Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism. Scientists say they found it at a party, talking way too loudly."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Party, Scientists, Talking)

"I was probably being a little cocky, which I do when I feel that I don't know what I'm talking about."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: Being, Talking)

"Now, what we are not talking about, what you're really coming to, is what compromises one makes so that the listener understands somewhat of what you're doing, what you're trying to express."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Now, Talking, Trying)

"Education should be one of our top funding priorities; talking about it does not help the teachers and students who desperately need promises fulfilled."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Education, Help, Priorities, Promises, Students, Talking, Teachers)

"When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself."
- Peter O'Toole
(Related: God, Talking)

"For years now I have been talking about personal responsibility and accountability, both in our private lives and in the halls of government. Those are important principles here in Idaho, and they will form the basis of this administration."
- Butch Otter
(Related: Government, Now, Principles, Responsibility, Talking, Will, Years)

"I established a certain standard of behavior, that, during my playing, there must be no talking."
- Ignacy Jan Paderewski
(Related: Behavior, Talking)

"All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once!"
- Camille Paglia
(Related: History, Culture, Talking)

"I can let the team do the talking for me."
- Bob Paisley
(Related: Talking)

"When we talk about fighting for our country, we're talking about our vote, our vote is our arms."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Country, Fighting, Talk, Talking, Vote)

"I've been sort of traveling around the country for ten years talking about independent features."
- Brian De Palma
(Related: Country, Talking, Traveling, Years)

"I mean, I don't mind promoting a movie, or talking to the press if it's going to be used in some way."
- Brian De Palma
(Related: Mind, Press, Talking)

"There's been quite a clear upswing in nationalist sentiments. Everyone is talking about it, in Turkey as well."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Talking, Turkey)

"Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about."
- Saskya Pandita
(Related: Birds, Cause, Danger, Misfortune, Silence, Speech, Talking)

"They've been talking about Pi, which I haven't seen, they've been comparing it to Usual Suspects, Sixth Sense, and Fight Club, and I didn't see that either."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Fight, Sense, Talking)

"The argument we always used to use was that keeping records in the catalog was good for people that were coming new to the music, but I think that was talking over a ten year or fifteen year time span."
- Evan Parker
(Related: Time, Music, People, Argument, Talking)

"In terms of the creative side of it, it's really been a thing where you come up with the funny stuff is usually at a bar or out talking to people or whatever."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Funny, People, Talking)

"New Yorkers, by reputation, are fast-talking, assertive and easily annoyed; I fit right in."
- Jane Pauley
(Related: Reputation, Right)

"Colonel Parker asked Henry and me to come to Elvis' suite and have breakfast. There were at least five policemen stationed up there. He was talking on the telephone."
- Minnie Pearl
(Related: Talking)

"Both me and Edgar are firm believers in never underestimating or talking down to an audience, and giving an audience something to do, to give them something which is entirely up to them to enter into the film and find these hidden things and whatever."
- Simon Pegg
(Related: Film, Giving, Talking)

"Now, I learned soon enough, that among the three, two don't trust the third one - the third one is the government. Both industry and unions feel the government is a talking organization and a spending organization."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Government, Trust, Now, Talking)

"Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You'd be amazed how many companies don't listen to their customers."
- Ross Perot
(Related: Time, Talking)

"I think that sometimes kids use the show as a jumping off point for talking about things with their parents."
- Luke Perry
(Related: Kids, Parents, Talking)

"I can tell if someone is talking to me because I'm on "Friends" or cause they just think I'm neat. You know I don't think I've ever spent more than five or ten minutes with somebody who was ogling me because they recognized me from the show."
- Matthew Perry
(Related: Cause, Talking)

"One important reason to stay calm is that calm parents hear more. Low-key, accepting parents are the ones whose children keep talking."
- Mary Pipher
(Related: Children, Parents, Reason, Talking)

"Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself."
- Plato
(Related: Soul, Talking)

"How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?"
- Plato
(Related: Dream, Thoughts, State, Talking, Waking)

"When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself."
- Plato
(Related: Mind, Talking, Thinking)

"The first time my father saw me in the flesh was on the stage, which is a bit weird. We went out to dinner, and he was charming and sweet, but I did all the talking."
- Christopher Plummer
(Related: Time, Father, First, Talking)

"Ronald Reagan gave our party a bowling alley image as opposed to a country club image. We were talking to people who go bowling on Thursday night, and they were understanding what we were saying."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: People, Country, Night, Party, Saying, Talking, Understanding)

"The Patriot Act removed major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense communities from talking and coordinating their work to protect the American people and our national security."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Legal, Work, Intelligence, People, Act, American, Defense, Law, National security, Talking)

"I had to dance topless for two years to make cash to pay my bills and save some money. But it was very enlightening, by the way. I'm talking about light from the gutter."
- Susan Powter
(Related: Money, Dance, Light, Talking, Years)

"If you watch the show and the characters don't look at each other while they're talking, the actors probably aren't getting along."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: Actors, Talking)

"There is progress taking place, growth is better. We're only talking about two years there."
- John Prescott
(Related: Progress, Growth, Talking, Years)

"I do small cameos here and there but nothing that requires more than a paragraph of talking, because I'm just an amateur. The movie is a whole different reality."
- Richard Price
(Related: Nothing, Reality, Talking)

"The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: People, Court, Culture, Future, Kids, Listening, School, Schools, Talking)

"So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence, I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes in each office and situation."
- Colin Quinn
(Related: War, Ending, Office, Talking, Violence)

"When I finished a song that I thought was good, I thought, I don't know where that came from, so I have no idea if I can do that again. I'm talking like, a hundred and fifty songs down the line. I still feel that."
- Trevor Rabin
(Related: Thought, Idea, Song, Songs, Talking)

"I don't mind snakes. Growing up in South Africa there were a couple a snakes around... and I'm not talking just about the government!"
- Trevor Rabin
(Related: Growing up, Mind, Talking)

"Well, I think as long as people are talking about stimulus, I think the Fed will be thinking about cutting rates because monetary policy is the better way to go because you can turn it on and turn it off."
- Franklin Raines
(Related: People, Policy, Talking, Thinking, Will)

"They hear it come out, but they don't know how it got there. They don't understand that's life's way of talking. You don't sing to feel better. You sing 'cause that's a way of understanding life."
- Ma Rainey
(Related: Life, Talking, Understanding)

"But now that I'm cartooning full-time, I'm more of an observer. I'm talking to people who are experiencing these things. But it's not like being in the trenches."
- Ted Rall
(Related: People, Being, Now, Talking)

"The parrot's so funny. He imitates me and I don't even realize he's doing it. I'm walking around the house talking to myself and whistling and the next day he's said something I've said... it's scary you know?"
- Mick Ralphs
(Related: Funny, Day, Talking, Walking)

"Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Love, Time, Work, God, Heart, Grace, Talk, Talking)

"Whenever a critic mentions the salary of an actor, I'm thinking, He's not talking about the movie."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: Actor, Talking, Thinking)

"We have believed for many years, much earlier than anyone else was talking about this issue, that it was in the interest of China to evolve to a more flexible exchange rate system."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Interest, Talking, Years)

"For the first time, individual hackers could afford to have home machines comparable in power and storage capacity to the minicomputers of ten years earlier - Unix engines capable of supporting a full development environment and talking to the Internet."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Home, Power, Time, Development, Environment, First, Internet, Machines, Talking, Unix, Years)

"It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Home, Christmas, Country, Silly, Talking, Vietnam, Will, Years)

"It was Jung who first said to explain the symbol as if talking to a man from mars who knew nothing about our life on earth."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Life, Earth, First, Man, Nothing, Symbol, Talking)

"Then you get into it, especially if you start talking about football, fighting and Muhammad Ali. Then the ladies get very bored and start delivering ultimatums."
- Oliver Reed
(Related: Fighting, Football, Ladies, Talking)

"We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Life, Mystery, Talking)

"Are you stalking me? Because that would be super."
- Ryan Reynolds
"Being in therapy is great. I spend an hour just talking about myself. It's kinda like being the guy on a date."
- Caroline Rhea
(Related: Being, Talking, Therapy)

"I love talking about Scientology."
- Giovanni Ribisi
(Related: Love, Scientology, Talking)

"The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Positive, Democracy, Freedom, Hatred, Help, Iraq, President, Sentiment, Talking)

"If we can get kids talking about conservation and doing it, they can have a great influence on their parents by lecturing them and pointing the finger."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Conservation, Influence, Kids, Parents, Talking)

"It draws you in and creates pictures, so what I do is almost like a talking story book."
- Slick Rick
(Related: Talking)

"What is it about actors? God knows I get bored with actors talking about themselves."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: God, Actors, Talking)

"Talking about the all night concerts, I did some of the first all night concerts back in the 60's with this little harmonium, and I also had saxophone taped delays."
- Terry Riley
(Related: First, Night, Talking)

"Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin, and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time, just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music."
- Johnny Rivers
(Related: Music, Time, Songs, Talking, Writing)

"I learned never to listen to acting teachers because they don't know what the hell they're talking about."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Acting, Hell, Talking, Teachers)

"It's certainly a lot more difficult to get a project made if you're talking about something progressive. That's just the nature of the industry."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Nature, Project, Talking)

"You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball, not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Basketball, Coach, Court, Talking, Teaching)

"The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Desire, Faults, Mind, Sincerity, Talking)

"As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Talent, Nothing, Saying, Talking, Words)

"The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Lovers, Reason, Talking)

"Are some women and children going to die? Yeah. But it's doing the right thing. You got money, you sit around talking about peace. People who don't have money need some help."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Money, Women, Peace, People, Children, Help, Right, Talking)

"I enjoy talking to my football men and my chemistry classes and I feel sure that they are quite interested in what I have to say."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Men, Football, Talking)

"I talk as I sketch, too, in order to keep their minds off what I'm doing so I'll get the most natural expression I can from them. Also, the talking helps to size up the subject's personality, so I can figure out better how to portray him."
- Norman Rockwell
(Related: Expression, Order, Personality, Talk, Talking)

"I understand what rappers are talking about. I think rap is less about educating people about the black community and more about making money."
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Money, People, Community, Rap, Talking)

"Everybody's talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?"
- Dennis Rodman
(Related: Quiet, Talking)

"Think twice before you speak - and you'll find everyone talking about something else."
- Frances Rodman
(Related: Talking)

"If you are the greatest, why would you go around talking about it?"
- Joe Rogan
(Related: Talking)

"I had seen movies before that that had made me laugh, but I had never seen anything even remotely close to as funny as Richard Pryor was, just standing there talking."
- Joe Rogan
(Related: Funny, Movies, Talking)

"Have you ever talked to someone, and you're not even really talking to them? Actors are the worst for that."
- Joe Rogan
(Related: Actors, Talking)

"Yes, I loved MASH. As we are sitting here now talking, it's playing somewhere in the world."
- Wayne Rogers
(Related: Now, Talking, World)

"I don't mean to be arrogant and I really appreciate my fans but talking about what I am doing is not something I'm good at. I do what I do and that's it. I want to get back to my work and do more of it instead of talking about it."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Work, Fans, Talking, Want)

"I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done. I don't go out and party. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I'm not married, that leaves a lot of time for my work."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Time, Work, Drugs, Party, Talking)

"The comics that are just conversing with you up there and drawing on their own life, yeah, I guess so. I guess some do political humor, some do topical humor, but the ones that I like, the ones that are appealing to me, were guys who were just talking to you about their life."
- Ray Romano
(Related: Life, Humor, Talking)

"Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Car, Time, Behavior, President, Talking)

"There are some very real areas where working together is critical, whether it's talking about public policy issues, enforcement, or how to work together to facilitate new business opportunities. The RIAA has gotten much more involved in that."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Business, Work, Policy, Public, Public policy, Talking)

"I saw Ellen and my knees were weak. It was amazing. And it was very hard for me to get her out of my mind after that. Then when I saw her that night, we started talking, and that's that."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Mind, Night, Talking)

"I did a lot of fast talking as a youth; I was pretty good at it. I was never talked into it - I was always the one doing the talking."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Pretty, Talking, Youth)

"If you're talking about Java in particular, Python is about the best fit you can get amongst all the other languages. Yet the funny thing is, from a language point of view, JavaScript has a lot in common with Python, but it is sort of a restricted subset."
- Guido van Rossum
(Related: Funny, Language, Talking)

"I had some things I had to fix. It took me 14 years to do it. But it was never really fun back in the day to work with directors who were a lot older and were like authoritarian and talking to you like that."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Work, Day, Fun, Talking, Years)

"I'm kind of looking for something with a lot less action and more talking and listening."
- Brandon Routh
(Related: Action, Listening, Talking)

"I am talking about misery and all of its implications."
- Juan Rulfo
(Related: Misery, Talking)

"Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Mathematics, May, Saying, Talking)

"I started by looking everything up in a Star Trek dictionary so I knew what I was talking about, but you can't do that because they talk in circles, and half of it doesn't make sense, so you'll just end up driving yourself more insane."
- Jeri Ryan
(Related: Driving, End, Sense, Talk, Talking)

"Look, I am not worried about Washington cutting too much spending too fast. I mean, the kinds of spending cuts we're talking about just right now are $100 billion out of a $3.7 trillion budget."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Now, Right, Talking, Washington)

"Well you're talking about a long career, a lot of movies, a lot of stars. I guess working with Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn was a great privilege."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Movies, Career, Privilege, Stars, Talking)

"Yet there are some people - Steve Allen would dissect comedy forever; he's a really funny guy, but he would love talking about comedy. I'm doing it right now and you all seem bored."
- Bob Saget
(Related: Funny, Love, People, Comedy, Now, Right, Talking)

"I can't sit around having coffee. I have all these appointments, and a lot of my friends sit around having coffee talking about the jobs they didn't get."
- Eva Marie Saint
(Related: Coffee, Friends, Jobs, Talking)

"I think it's important to travel around in order to get a notion of what's going on, to find out what people are think about. I enjoy talking on campuses most because people are more informed and discussion is generally livelier."
- Harrison Salisbury
(Related: Travel, People, Order, Talking)

"But I try not to become preoccupied with that because with whatever direction I follow, with whatever advice I've followed or not followed, It's landed me in New York, in a very beautiful hotel, talking to people about something that I love. So I ain't that far off."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: Love, People, Advice, Direction, Talking)

"Definitely they write themselves. It's an amazing experience. It's like the characters have come alive and are sitting on my shoulder talking to me, telling me their tales."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Experience, Talking)

"I let my racket do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches."
- Pete Sampras
(Related: Talking, Tennis)

"A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected."
- Carl Sandberg
(Related: Talking)

"I'm thinking of remaking Psycho again. Doing a third remake. The idea this time is to really change it - we're talking about doing a Punk rocker setting."
- Gus Van Sant
(Related: Change, Time, Idea, Punk, Talking, Thinking)

"I think sometimes what happens is that all of this feeling out of control manifests itself in trying to control your body; whether it's an eating disorder or talking about getting your nose fixed, as if that's going to be the solution to all the pressure."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Control, Body, Disorder, Eating, Feeling, Pressure, Solution, Talking, Trying)

"The difference between talking on your cell phone while driving and speaking with a passenger is huge. The person on the other end of the cell phone is chattering away, oblivious."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Difference, Driving, End, Talking)

"I like talking. I didn't know at the time I would have to worry so much about my hair."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Time, Hair, Talking, Worry)

"I'm very aware of what you're talking about as I was involved with the radio in Africa in the same period as I was doing Concrete - I was doing both at the same time."
- Pierre Schaeffer
(Related: Time, Talking)

"I don't think I can get into my deep inner thoughts about hitting. It's like talking about religion."
- Mike Schmidt
(Related: Religion, Thoughts, Deep, Talking)

"Hamlet is a remarkably easy role. Physically it's hard because it tends to be about three hours long and you're talking the whole time. But it's a simple role and it adapts itself very well, because the thing about Hamlet is, we all are Hamlet."
- Liev Schreiber
(Related: Time, Talking)

"I always thought I had a problem socially, because I was pulled out of school so early. I had a tough time talking to other kids and being comfortable with them."
- Rick Schroder
(Related: Time, Thought, Being, Kids, School, Talking)

"I don't think it's too late for 'The War of the Worlds' to come true. I'm talking about it from the standpoint that which you need to have and own things - to breed, to think, to create - is going on everywhere, not just on this planet or in the space around it."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: War, Space, Talking)

"The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost."
- George Schultz
(Related: Talking)

"All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them."
- Charles M. Schwab
(Related: Men, Successful, Attention, Will)

"Martin Luther King Jr., recognized bias when he saw it, knew what he was talking about."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Martin, Talking)

"Lately I've been going to all these high schools talking to the students, answering their questions, listening to what they have to say. It has been an incredible journey to be around them and try to give them what my mother gave me."
- Jill Scott
(Related: Mother, Journey, Listening, Questions, Schools, Students, Talking)

"We do spend time talking about it and we puzzle through it together. We ride the roller coasters together - the high highs and the low lows."
- Kyra Sedgwick
(Related: Time, Talking)

"Fifty years ago people were talking about Sydney's sprawl, but nobody does anything about it."
- Harry Seidler
(Related: People, Talking, Years)

"Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Deed, Deeds, Talking, Words)

"I have always hired people of different ages. Young people and older people. People in their 70s and in their 20s. People who are fully capable of talking back to me."
- Donna Shalala
(Related: People, Talking)

"The cartoons which I enjoy have caused some kind of out rage, but they have got people talking about these issues out in the open and in essence that's what its all about."
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Related: People, Cartoons, Open, Talking)

"I want to live every moment totally and intensely. Even when I'm giving an interview or talking to people, that's all that I'm thinking about."
- Omar Sharif
(Related: People, Giving, Talking, Thinking, Want)

"A good editor understands what you're talking and writing about and doesn't meddle too much."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Talking, Writing)

"It took a bit of talking through administrative people, but only once did an attorney try and get in the way of the process and say their artist couldn't do it."
- Jules Shear
(Related: People, Artist, Talking)

"I just don't want to live like I used to. And at some point, I'm going to put a gag order on myself in terms of talking about the past. I've got to slam the door and deal with the present and the future."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Future, Order, Past, Present, Talking, Want)

"I'm talking about science on the leading edge, where it's not clear which way things are going be cause we don't know, and I'm dealing with areas which we don't know about."
- Rupert Sheldrake
(Related: Science, Cause, Leading, Talking)

"I did many interviews, and went out and talked to many people and went to rallies. It was the same thing with menopause. I traveled around the country on talk shows and talking to women about."
- Cybill Shepherd
(Related: Women, People, Country, Talk, Talking)

"You can never turn the clock back and, since we're talking about mental health, I would stress that."
- Peter Shilton
(Related: Health, Mental health, Stress, Talking)

"States are looking for low-cost solutions that will enable better communication, while avoiding the danger in which the chain of command breaks down in emergencies. We do not want everyone talking to everyone else all the time."
- John Shimkus
(Related: Time, Communication, Danger, states, Talking, Want, Will)

"Surely, serious problems can't be solved just by talking about them."
- Nigel Short
(Related: Problems, Talking)

"I was on Oprah's show recently talking about the people who impacted me the most. One was a teacher and one was my soccer coach. I didn't even go into my family, who had the most influence."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Family, People, Coach, Influence, Soccer, Talking)

"Because, they're only thinking about one team when that game's over. Before the game, they're talking about two football teams. When the game's over, there's only one winner."
- Don Shula
(Related: Football, Talking, Thinking)

"Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it."
- Shel Silverstein
(Related: Talking)

"I'd like to think that the boring lady who's talking to me now is a lot sexier and more interesting than the one who's doing NPR. You know, studious and reserved, and - I bet you're a lot of fun at a party."
- Gene Simmons
(Related: Fun, Lady, Now, Party, Talking)

"We ask for way too much stuff - way too much stuff. You got a job making $100 a year and bought a house for $3 million. Talking about, 'I don't know what happened with the payment.'"
- Sinbad
(Related: Job, Talking)

"We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics. But if you're talking about a set of worked-out rules on what we are supposed to do then, yes, it is a human product."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Ethics, Reciprocity, Rules, Talking)

"Men don't even ask me out. I can't remember the last time I was asked out on a date, and I'm talking years here. I spend my life more and more alone."
- Anna Nicole Smith
(Related: Life, Men, Time, Talking, Years)

"We all laughed. It was more like that whole thing that I was talking about earlier. You go to training camp and after the season is over, you might not see the guys for six months until you go back to training camp."
- Bubba Smith
(Related: Months, Talking, Training)

"I think we invent jargon because it saves times talking to one-another."
- John M. Smith
(Related: Jargon, Talking)

"As a novelist, I have a somewhat higher soapbox to stand on than most people do when it comes to talking back to the merchants of fear."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: People, Fear, Talking)

"When you don't know what you're talking about, it's hard to know when you're finished."
- Tommy Smothers
(Related: Talking)

"But my sense in talking to people when I travel is that the film business is not that dissimilar from a lot of other businesses."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Business, Travel, People, Film, Sense, Talking)

"I'm in the process of working out an arrangement to make some very, very, very small films in the midst of all these films and maybe that will help. But you get tired of talking. You just want to do it."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Help, Talking, Want, Will)

"I started reading and talking and interviewing nutritionists and a thread was starting to form for me which is - a protein digests in a different rate of speed than a carbohydrate."
- Suzanne Somers
(Related: Reading, Talking)

"I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman."
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Time, Gentleman, Sleep, Talking)

"When people screamed novelty the first time around talking about an ugly video and stuff I was really insulted because, hold on a minute, everyone you see in the video are real life."
- Bubba Sparxxx
(Related: Life, Time, People, First, Novelty, Talking, Ugly)

"Now I've even gotten to running out to the fan buses that pass by our house, so I can talk to the people. I think I'm trying to gather fans, frankly. They're very, very nice people - they really understand. It's fun talking to them."
- Aaron Spelling
(Related: People, Fans, Fun, Now, Running, Talk, Talking, Trying)

"We want to obviously foster a relationship that we're a partner with states; that we all share the same goals of closing the achievement gap, just as the Congress does; and that we're practical and sophisticated enough to understand what they're talking about."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Achievement, Goals, Congress, states, Talking, Want)

"Me and Johnny Rotten have been talking about doing a movie of his book, No Irish, No Dogs, No Blacks. We have a script, so hopefully that's going to happen at some point in our careers."
- Penelope Spheeris
(Related: Careers, Dogs, Irish, Talking)

"When I went to the Olympics, I had every intention of shaving the mustache off, but I realized I was getting so many comments about it - and everybody was talking about it - that I decided to keep it."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Intention, Talking)

"Over there, Kevin McHale, I feel like I'm talking to someone I know. It's just a total different atmosphere."
- Latrell Sprewell
(Related: Talking)

"You don't need many words if you already know what you're talking about."
- William Stafford
(Related: Talking, Words)

"I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Business, Manager, Actor, Talk, Talking, Want, Writer)

"There's a lot of things that go on when you're on tour that cannot be controlled. I'm not even talking about myself, but of course there's sexual activity and drugs, fighting and language; it is certainly not a place to raise a family."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Family, Drugs, Fighting, Language, Talking)

"There is a probably natural and learned reticence with myself talking about my early life."
- Pamela Stephenson
(Related: Life, Talking)

"The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you're talking about building a house, you're talking about dreams."
- Robert A. M. Stern
(Related: Dreams, Building, Conversation, Talking)

"I would never cheapen my relationships by talking about them."
- Kristen Stewart
(Related: Relationships, Talking)

"One of the things that I've come to understand is that as I talk a lot about Picard, what I find is that I'm talking about myself."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Talk, Talking)

"Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about. But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Car, Work, People, Empathy, Flying, Intellect, Talking, Trying, World, Years)

"Now the thing is not to get into unnecessary quarrels by talking too much and not to indicate any weakness by talking too much; let our actions speak for themselves."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Actions, Now, Quarrels, Talking, Weakness)

"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
(Related: Time, Office, Talking)

"There is one instance that we cite in the report where in one of the conversations a member of organized crime is talking to another member of organized crime and he suggests that Attorney General Kennedy should be murdered."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Crime, Talking)

"So anyway, I've learned a lot about myself just in terms of acting but just work ethic and interesting things like full-page monologues or talking straight into camera, which I had never gotten to do before."
- Emma Stone
(Related: Work, Acting, Talking, Work ethic)

"Michael is a funny character, for whom I have a great deal of affection. He sat across his desk and seemed to be a bit of a blunt fellow. We began talking about the characters and he opened up about his vision."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Funny, Character, Vision, Affection, Talking)

"If anyone was talking about journalism in the '50s - it was Edward R.Murrow."
- David Strathairn
(Related: Journalism, Talking)

"Create a world in which these things do or do not exist, or in which they are extended in some way. Test reality against this fiction. The reader will recognize the world that you're talking about, even though it may be another one altogether."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Fiction, May, Reality, Talking, Will, World)

"I do not believe that I have had an interview with anybody in twenty-five years in which the person to whom I was talking was not annoyed during the early part of the interview by my asking stupid questions."
- Harry Stack Sullivan
(Related: Questions, Talking, Years)

"When we're talking about technology that involves weapons of mass destruction, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, there has to be an element of preemption."
- John Sununu
(Related: Technology, Destruction, Talking, Weapons)

"The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one."
- Robert Smith Surtees
(Related: Being, Gentleman, Talking)

"The English press treated the world premiere of my first talking picture as a major event."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: English, First, Press, Talking, World)

"But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I'll hear it, but the men will keep talking."
- Wanda Sykes
(Related: Men, Women, Talking, Will, Writers)

"You can bring down governments, you can do a lot of things that are in your own interests even though liberals will get very antsy when you start talking about it."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Liberals, Talking, Will)

"There are not enough people out talking about the President positively."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: People, President, Talking)

"We need people out talking about the President, explaining, agreeing with and praising his actions."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: People, Actions, President, Talking)

"There needs to be a planned series of speeches, interviews, etc., over the next two or three months by administration officials and other public figures talking about President Ford, what he is trying to do and what he has accomplished."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Months, Needs, President, Public, Talking, Trying)

"You happen to be talking to an agnostic. You know what an agnostic is? A cowardly atheist."
- Studs Terkel
(Related: Talking)

"There's probably a way to use that great content and to live under the radar now and then in order to reach a new audience. That's the thinking I'm talking about."
- John Tesh
(Related: Content, Now, Order, Talking, Thinking)

"Dinner was made for eating, not for talking."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Eating, Talking)

"Novelty is always welcome but talking pictures are just a fad."
- Irving Thalberg
(Related: Novelty, Talking)

"I'm talking like 10, 12 years old. Either junior brings Mom and Pop or Mom and Pop bring the kids. I'm talking young here, not a college drinking crowd."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Mom, College, Drinking, Kids, Old, Talking, Years)

"You have to insulate yourself - I'm talking about from everything, people can be talking to you and you won't hear 'em - that's how you write a song. And I haven't been able to do that over here 'cause I'm so busy and then, when I am off, I want to get away from music."
- Mel Tillis
(Related: Music, People, Song, Talking, Want)

"The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Computers, Genetics, Talking)

"Talking money is crass; so I'm not going to tell you what I made last year."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Money, Talking)

"If you're lucky enough to have a pretty girl love you and share herself and sleep with you, make that your secret. The best way to spoil love is by talking to too many people about it."
- Rip Torn
(Related: Love, People, Pretty, Sleep, Talking)

"I'm a third done into a new book but sorry - I have a superstition about talking about it!"
- Joanna Trollope
(Related: Superstition, Talking)

"If I did everything, I probably wouldn't be here talking to you. There aren't too many people who can actually double me, so I do most of my stunts though."
- Verne Troyer
(Related: People, Talking)

"Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: History, Time, Country, Lying, Nixon, Office, Talking)

"Everybody now seems to be talking about democracy. I don't understand this. As I think of it, democracy isn't like a Sunday suit to be brought out and worn only for parades. It's the kind of a life a decent man leads, it's something to live for and to die for."
- Dalton Trumbo
(Related: Life, Democracy, Man, Now, Talking)

"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it."
- Sojourner Truth
(Related: Women, Rights, Talking, Want)

"In China, when you get to the airport everyone be talking in American slang."
- Ike Turner
(Related: American, Slang, Talking)

"I'm not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I'm right."
- Mike Tyson
(Related: Body, Right, Talking)

"Why does everyone think the future is space helmets, silver foil, and talking like computers, like a bad episode of Star Trek?"
- Tracey Ullman
(Related: Computers, Future, Space, Talking)

"A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Arguments, Fool, Talking)

"The voice over is a hat you put on right now as opposed to worrying about going through wardrobe, and having to look a certain way. You just got to let your voice do the talking for you."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Now, Right, Talking, Voice)

"When I doing dinner theater in high school, I was talking to a woman who had been in the business for a while and I said I want to act, that's all I want to do with my life and she said if you're serious then you need to hone every discipline you can."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Business, Life, Discipline, Act, School, Talking, Theater, Want, Woman)

"You are talking to a man who can only play a plastic keyboard. Give me anything weighted and I've had it. I haven't got the strength in my fingers to push them down. So I don't get a lot of expression on the keyboard."
- Midge Ure
(Related: Strength, Expression, Man, Play, Talking)

"Talking about covers, whether visually or sonically, if a particular combination of notes struck a chord in your heart in a way that you want to be a part of it by covering that song, then there's nothing wrong with it."
- Ville Valo
(Related: Heart, Nothing, Song, Talking, Want, Wrong)

"My father was predisposed to drunken rages. I would hide under the bed. My sister and I were talking just the other day about the terror a drunken man in a rage can create in a child."
- Antonio Villaraigosa
(Related: Father, Sister, Bed, Day, Man, Talking, Terror)

"He surprised me by his familiarity with details of movements and battles which I did not suppose had come to his knowledge. As he kept me talking for over half an hour, I flattered myself that what I had to say interested him."
- Henry Villard
(Related: Knowledge, Familiarity, Talking)

"Session musicians kind of respected me because what I was talking about made sense. That all came from an education. Believe me, education does you more good. Maybe that's the reason I've been around so long."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Education, Musicians, Reason, Sense, Talking)

"I remember that. I was talking to him and I said how great it would be if actors had a tail because I have animals and a tail is so expressive. On a cat you can tell everything. You can tell if they're annoyed. You can tell whether they're scared."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Actors, Animals, Talking)

"This might be one way to start talking about differences between the early postmodern writers of the fifties and sixties and their contemporary descendants."
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: Talking, Writers)

"I don't have a lot to share with other men. My heart sinks when I get into a taxi and someone starts talking to me about football."
- David Walliams
(Related: Men, Heart, Football, Talking)

"I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule."
- Horace Walpole
(Related: Age, Dancing, Day, Old, Ridicule, Talking, Tongue, Youth)

"The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating."
- John Walters
(Related: Food, Eating, Talking)

"In the Second World War, they're talking about the Japanese traitors and putting them into concentration camps. But companies like DuPont had factories in Germany turning out stuff for the German Army."
- Rob Walton
(Related: War, Army, Germany, Talking, World, World war)

"Before I begin talking about the threats we face, the vulnerabilities that we have, and frankly the courage of the men and women in uniform that stand in harm's way on behalf of a very grateful Nation, let me first honor the sacrifices of September 11."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Men, Women, Courage, First, Harm, Honor, Nation, Talking)

"I was just talking about women, just in terms of understanding them as much as we can ever understand the opposite sex. I'm trying to let go of certain male approaches to things that you inherit, that you grow up with."
- Fred Ward
(Related: Women, Sex, Talking, Trying, Understanding)

"I think that our primary concern is that the membership in our industry become active. I'm not talking about the candidates being active. I'm talking about the few hundred thousand people who work in the industry around the United States."
- Lew Wasserman
(Related: Work, People, Being, Concern, states, Talking, United)

"I've learned to try to sustain myself by holding on to the integrity of who I am. I'm not talking big diva. I'm quiet. I'm shy. And I became stronger when I stopped trying to be the person they wanted me to be."
- Crystal Waters
(Related: Integrity, Quiet, Talking, Trying)

"Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Thoughts, Talking, Wonder, Words)

"Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Experience, Body, Talking)

"On set is where I feel comfortable. The red carpet stuff, talking about the film, explaining your own life, it doesn't come naturally. It's all necessary stuff I suppose but it's not my strength."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Life, Strength, Film, Talking)

"You can't believe the government - on anything. And you especially can't believe them when they're talking about important stuff."
- Gary Webb
(Related: Government, Talking)

"If a man is talking in the forest, and there is no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong?"
- Jenny Weber
(Related: Man, Talking, Woman, Wrong)

"One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Rights, Talking)

"Sanctions and negotiations can be very ineffective, and indeed foolish, unless the people you are talking with and negotiating with and trying to reach agreements with are people who can be trusted to keep their word."
- Caspar Weinberger
(Related: People, Talking, Trying, Word)

"The Pentagon today will not allow any of these people who work for the Pentagon, to talk to the media. They have gagged them from talking to members of Congress."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Work, People, Congress, Media, Talk, Talking, Today, Will)

"Col. Shaffer is prohibited by his lawyer from talking. He's at great risk. They want to take away his pay and his health care benefits so they can hold it over his head and not allow him to talk while he's under suspension. This is not America."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Health, America, Benefits, Care, Risk, Talk, Talking, Want)

"I was talking about no nukes, the farm crisis. People said that wasn't stuff that a state auditor was supposed to be talking about. Maybe they were right."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: People, Crisis, Right, State, Talking)

"Well I travelled quite a lot in the east, and one of the things that impressed me greatly was the buddhist notion of the continuity of things, the wheel of life which is what we're talking about, the ever turning wheel."
- Morris West
(Related: Life, Buddhist, Talking)

"Talking from morning to night about sex has helped my skiing, because I talk about movement, about looking good, about taking risks."
- Ruth Westheimer
(Related: Sex, Night, Talk, Talking)

"I think the idea of having the show divided into two parts was that Tom Tom Club opened for Talking Heads in Europe, and it was the best we'd ever had as an opening act."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Idea, Act, Europe, Talking)

"When Talking Heads started, we called ourselves Thinking Man's Dance Music."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Music, Dance, Man, Talking, Thinking)

"Talking Heads, for me and Chris, was a very personal thing that we shared with a lot of people. In a way, I'm glad it's over, because it allows us to move beyond the restrictions that followed."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: People, Talking)

"Let me explain something when I'm talking about sin, and I'm talking about all sin. One of the biggest ones that has been talked about that has really become a debate in America is homosexuality."
- Reggie White
(Related: America, Debate, Homosexuality, Sin, Talking)

"One of the most surreal moments in this election was after the third debate, when I heard a talking head say, Al Gore won on substance, on the issues. But you have to give the victory to Bush because he seems presidential."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Victory, Debate, Moments, Talking)

"I am an old, old friend of Aaron Sorkin's, who is the executive producer and writer. He had been talking about doing a political show for a long time and I had been interested in it for a long time. The moment I became available, he called me last year and asked me if I wanted to do it and then I just had to audition for the powers that be, and I got it."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Time, Friend, Old, Talking, Writer)

"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
(Related: Career, Now, Talking)

"When I'm on TV, I'm often talking to a conservative host. I may have another conservative arguing with me. You've got very limited time, and you're using 'sound-bite' type language."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Time, Conservative, Language, May, Talking)

"Just because I'm talking about something that might have been a sad or painful situation doesn't mean that I'm sad or tortured 24 hours a day any more than anybody else is."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Day, Talking)

"I'm dealing with things as they come along, and I'm talking about it."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Talking)

"Modeling is more important than the talking we do."
- Wayne Williams
(Related: Talking)

"I'm not the classic type - fair skin, very beautiful women of a classic type, I'm talking about now."
- Debra Wilson
(Related: Women, Now, Skin, Talking)

"I enjoy talking to fans."
- Douglas Wilson
(Related: Fans, Talking)

"Always remember, money isn't everything - but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Money, Fool, Nonsense, Talking)

"Community-based policing has now come to mean everything. It's a slogan. It has come to mean so many different things that people who endorse it, such as the Congress of the United States, do not know what they are talking about."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: People, Community, Congress, Now, states, Talking, United)

"It's always been my personal feeling that unless you are married, there is something that is not very dignified about talking about who you are dating."
- Luke Wilson
(Related: Dating, Feeling, Talking)

"What language are you talking in now? It appears to be bollocks."
- Richard Wilson
(Related: Language, Now, Talking)

"That problem has been going on since men and women and their children moved from the plains and into caves. How many times have you heard Howard Cunningham talking to Marian about shopping? Too many."
- Henry Winkler
(Related: Men, Women, Children, Talking)

"When you love what you do, then you're talking to one of the luckiest guys on the face of the earth."
- Henry Winkler
(Related: Love, Earth, Talking)

"I've done seven shows at the Palladium - long running shows I'm talking about."
- Norman Wisdom
(Related: Running, Talking)

"He's not rewarding us by talking to us. He's talking to us because He has something to say to us directly, as opposed to the things He says to all humanity."
- Gene Wolfe
(Related: Humanity, Talking)

"No matter what it is, if you get 10 people in the business talking about something, you get 10 different opinions, but you know, they're amazingly well informed."
- James Woods
(Related: Business, People, Opinions, Talking)

"I have gone on the air and announced my telephone number at the Washington Post. I go into the night, talking to people, looking for things. The great dreaded thing every reporter lives with is what you don't know. The source you didn't go to. The phone call you didn't return."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: People, Night, Post, Talking, Washington)

"Like, in high school, I was a good student and got straight As. It was very strict and you couldn't do well there unless you studied very hard, but every time there was any trouble, I was the first person they would be talking to."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Related: Time, First, School, Talking, Trouble)

"I don't find the business easy. The moment you start talking about the business, you start sounding like someone in Spinal Tap."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Business, Talking)

"Here we were talking about economic development, about investing billions of dollars in various programs, and I could see it wasn't billions of dollars people needed right away."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: People, Development, Right, Talking)

"There's no sense talking about priorities. Priorities reveal themselves. We're all transparent against the face of the clock."
- Eric Zorn
(Related: Priorities, Sense, Talking)