A Quote by Lewis Carroll on talking, conversation, and flowers

'O Tiger-lily,' said Alice... 'I wish you could talk!'
'We can talk,' said the Tiger-lily:  'when there's anybody worth talking to."

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 2

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by William Stafford on talking, hearing, say, rich, things, dulls, reason, and world

The things you do not have to say make you rich.

Saying the things you do not have to say weakens your talk.

Hearing the things you do not have to hear dulls your hearing.

And the things you know before you hear them; these are you and the reason you are in the world.

William Stafford

Source: John O'Donahue repeated the following in a tape I have by him when I attended a conference on Pricing Wisdom a few years ago. He states that William Stafford said this in the book "Crossing Unmarked Snow" [or territory]

Contributed by: Val

A Quote by Mr. on the lord, godspeak, listening, talking, and mr prophet

The Lord talks to everyone but most people do not know how to listen.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Book: "The Path"

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Peter Cajander on talking and doing

Talk is no substitute for doing. If you know how, why you have to talk?

Peter Cajander

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on talking and thought

O tongue you are an endless treasure.
O tongue, you are also an endless disease.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 18

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Sol Luckman on talking, conversation, salesman, death, death rattle, laughter, reminiscing, memory, nostalgia, character, luke soloman, identity, discovery, and reinvention

We shook hands. Norm’s hand felt like salted mackerel. Our brief interaction had put him in a talkative mood. “There’s no business like shoe business,” he uttered with a death rattle laugh, heh heh, peering at me sideways like a depraved cherub as he droned on and on about the good old days in the shoe business, the bonus money and the belles whose stockinged ankles he fondled when he could still get a boner … but my mind was elsewhere. I couldn’t stop thinking about Luke Soloman, Luke Soloman, Luke Soloman. Who was this character?

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 38

Contributed by: Sol

A Quote by Peter Cajander on zen, silence, talking, doing, and acting

Who talks by silence, does the most.

Peter Cajander

Source: Fragments of Reality: Daily Entries of Lived Life, Pages: 97

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Dan Simmons on survival, dialogue, and talking

It occurs to me that our survival may depend upon our talking to one another.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 19

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Mr. on talking, action, and mr prophet

Talking about things won't get them done.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Song: "We Can Do It" By Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by unknown on talking, usually means, and listening

When we're told a person needs a good talking to, it usually means they need a good listening to.


Contributed by: espiritu

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