conversation

A Quote by Sydney Smith on conversation and silence

He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Suzanne Edison on communication, conversation, creation, garden, knowledge, reflection, sharing, shyness, spirit, starting, and vision

Remember that gardeners generally want to share knowledge and hear your comments, so don't be shy about starting a conversation. Like artists, most gardeners want to know how their creation communicates with the viewer. See if you can discover the spirit and vision behind the garden and reflect on what is moved within you.

Suzanne Edison

Source: Ask Questions

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A Quote by Judge Stewart Dalzell on argument, conversation, government, internet, principles, and speech

The Internet may fairly be regarded as a never-ending worldwide conversation. The government may not, through the [Communications Decency Act], interrupt that conversation. . . . As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the Internet deserves the highest protection from governmental intrusion. . . . The government, therefore, implicitly asks this court to limit both the amount of speech on the Internet and the availability of that speech. This argument is profoundly repugnant to First Amendment principles.

Stewart Dalzell

Source: 1996, ACLU, et al., v Janet Reno, 96-963 and ALA, et al., v Dept of Justice, 96-1458

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A Quote by Sophia Loren on conversation and ignorance

Ignorance has its virtues; without it there'd be mighty little conversation.

Sophia Loren (1934 -)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on charm, conversation, justice, kindness, love, and secrets

Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets from us just like love or liquor.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on conversation, pleasure, and women

When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on conversation

The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on conversation and questions

Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. vi. Chap. iv. 1776.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on conversation

Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation; but no sooner does he take a pen in his hand than it becomes a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. i. Chap. vii. 1743.

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on books, conversation, good, language, reading, and writing

I was under twenty when I deliberately put it to myself one night after good conversation that there are moments when we actually touch in talk what the best writing can only come near. The curse of our book language is not so much that it keeps forever to the same set phrases . . . but that it sounds forever with the same reading tones. We must go out into the vernacular for tones that haven't been brought to book.

Robert Frost

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