A Quote by Percy Alfred. Scholes on america, composers, conversation, and immortality

The American composer Silas Gamaliel Pratt deserves immortality, if only for the alleged conversation with Wagner, when Wagner said, "You are the Richard Wagner of the United States", and the polite rejoinder was made, "And you, sir, are the Silas G. Pratt of Germany."

Percy Alfred. Scholes (1877 - 1958)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on conversation

And when you stick on conversation's burrs, Don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: A Rhymed Lesson. Urania.

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on conversation, proverbs, and vulgarity

I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on agreement and conversation

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michael Ventura on conversation and good

see topic "Good Conversation" written with James Hillman.

Michael Ventura

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A Quote by Maurice Chevalier on art, conversation, and life

An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public.

Maurice Chevalier (1888 - 1972)

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A Quote by Mary St. Leger Kingsley on conversation, existence, generations, impossibility, lovers, and power

He credited her with a number of virtues, of the existence of which her conduct and conversation had given but limited indications. -But, then, lovers have a proverbial power of balancing inverted pyramids, going to sea in sieves, and successfully performing other kindred feats impossible to a faithless and unbelieving generation.

Mary St. Leger Kingsley (1852 - 1931)

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A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on conversation, habits, and imagination

[The imagination] . . . inspires an audacious mental habit. We are as elastic as the gas of gunpowder, and . . . a word dropped in conversation, sets free our fancy, and instantly our heads are bathed with galaxies, and our feet tread the floor of the Pit.

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by Marsilio Ficino on conversation, creation, force, history, and nations

There is a moment in the history of every nation, when . . . the perceptive powers reach their ripeness and have not yet become microscopic: so that man, at that instant . . . with his feet still planted on the immense forces of night, converses by his eyes and brain with solar and stellar creation.

Marsilio Ficino (1433 - 1499)

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on agreement, art, birds, conversation, death, and good

One often reads about the art of conversation-how it's dying or what's needed to make it flourish, or how rare good ones are. But wouldn't you agree that the infinitely more valuable rara avis [rare bird] is a good listener.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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