A Quote by Dorothy Neville on art and conversation

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Dorothy Neville

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on conversation and silence

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on appreciation, conversation, dogs, and genius

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on bitterness and conversation

Lettuce is like conversation: it must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Catherine Drinker Bowen on conversation, friendship, and music

Chamber music -- a conversation between friends.

Catherine Drinker Bowen (1899 - 1973)

Source: The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes, by Carolyn Warner, 1992.

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A Quote by Arnold H. Glasow on conversation, safety, and silence

Silence is the safety zone of conversation.

Arnold H. Glasow

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on art, conversation, god, jobs, judgment, language, pessimism, problems, and thought

In my opinion it is not the writer's job to solve such problems as God, pessimism, etc; his job is merely to record who, under what conditions, said or thought what about God or pessimism. The artist is not meant to be a judge of his characters and what they say; his only job is to be an impartial witness. I heard two Russians in a muddled conversation about pessimism, a conversation that solved nothing; all I am bound to do is reproduce that conversation exactly as I heard it. Drawing conclusions is up to the jury, that is, the readers. My only job is to be talented, that is, to know how to distinguish important testimony from unimportant, to place my characters in the proper light and speak their language.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: To Alexei Suvorin, May 30, 1888

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins on conversation, ignorance, poetry, and wishes

I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation.

Anthony Hope (1863 - 1933)

Source: The Dolly Dialogues

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A Quote by Anna Brownell Jameson on art, conversation, love, philosophy, poetry, scandal, and weather

Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords--philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.

Anna Brownell Jameson (1794 - 1860)

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A Quote by André Maurois on conversation, happiness, and marriage

A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.

Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967)

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