A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.
The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
—G. K. Chesterton
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.
Love without conversation is impossible.
The toughest part of being on a diet is shutting up about it.
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Rarely an hour passed that they didn't argue about something. They had lived together for so many years that they mistook their arguments for conversations.
If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible.
—James McNeill Whistler
It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.
—Dame Rose Macaulay
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, whom would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
He'd mistaken loneliness for independence, and had become so good at closing himself off from the world that it took an e-mail to remind him what it was like to have a real conversation.
—Jennifer E. Smith in This is What Happy Looks Like