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The conversation of kisses. Subtle, engrossing, fearless, transforming.
Never does one open the discussion by coming right to the heart of the matter. For the heart of the matter is always somewhere else than where it is supposed to be. To allow it to emerge, people approach it indirectly by postponing until it matures, by letting it come when it is ready to come. There is no catching, no pushing, no directing, no breaking through, no need for a linear progression which gives the comforting illusion that one knows where one goes. Time and space are not something entirely exterior to oneself, something that one has, keeps, saves, wastes, or loses.
It's all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Conversation is our account of ourselves...Conversation is the vent of character as well as thoughts...It is the laboratory of the student.
Laurell K. Hamilton
I so wanted out of this conversation, but it was like a car accident: Once you started spinning, you could only wait and see what you hit.
My accent remained terrible. It was very hard for me to initiate any conversation with someone I didn't know.
Copy is a direct conversation with the consumer.
Marilyn Chandler Mcentyre
Curiosity. It was Oliver Sacks who first made me reflect on curiosity as a form of compassion. An ingenious and creative neurologist now well-known for his “clinical tales,” he begins his work as diagnostician and healer with the implicit question ‘What is it like to be you?
I'm a writer because I love reading. I love the conversation between a reader and a writer, and that it all takes place in a book-sort of a neutral ground. A writer puts down the words, and a reader interprets the words, and every reader will read a book differently. I love that.
He died in the middle of our conversation. How rude.
I feel like great TED Talks are ones that are a little bit subject to interpretation, that do provoke further conversation - and potentially controversy.
The first person I came out to was God. And the first conversation I ever had with anybody was in prayer.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Egotists cannot converse, they talk to themselves only.
Conversation, fastidious goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts most subtly on the human will.
Reality tries to disguise the fact that this society neglects to provide equal opportunity established by God and clarified in the Constitution. Whether equal opportunity is given to an individual or not, he/she still has the equal potential within him/herself to advance and obtain a greater level of success.
Like a genial hotelier, Rolex has introduced me to some of the nicest people. I ask about their Rolex and they ask about mine. It's as marvelous a conversation piece as it is a timepiece.
There is a person whose acquaintance and conversation I do earnestly recommend unto you as thing of the greatest advantage: you will be surprised when I tell you it is yourself.
William C. Brown
The true language of commerce is the natural conversation between human beings.
[John McCain] stopped connecting and just looked at my chest and decided, "I'm just gonna continue to talk about honor and duty and the families should be proud," all the things that are cudgels emotionally to keep us from the conversation. But, things that weren't relevant to what we were talking about.
I’m talking to the only one who’ll listen About the lonely nights and all that I’m missin Haven’t seen you lately but I heard your doin fine I’m In between two places Where my words didn’t come to you in time
As a writer one is allowed to have conversations with oneself. What is considered sane in writers is made for the rest of the human race.
Prayer is continuing a conversation that God has started through his Word and his grace, which eventually becomes a full encounter with him.
He began to prefer talking on the phone to actually getting together with someone, preferred the bodilessness of it, and started to turn down social engagements. He didn't want to actually sit across from someone in a restaurant, look at their face, and eat food. He wanted to turn away, not deal with the face, have the waitress bring them two tin cans and some string so they could just converse, in a faceless dialogue.
I think Gmail chats are different than IRL conversations because Gmail chats are saved by Gmail exactly as they occurred. I like texts and emails. Seems like I don't have anything to say that isn't obvious about texts, emails, and Gmail chats.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
He strains his conversation through a cigar.
As soon as you bring up money, I notice, conversation gets sociological, then political, then moral.
what a sad pair we are," she said. "Surely we can manage a conversation on a topic other than our respective terrible evenings.
We looked at each other, smiled and agreed that maybe I’m too intense. Then we ate our food and I just smirked because I knew it was true.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I feel the same truth how often in my trivial conversation with my neighbours, that somewhat higher in each of us overlooks this by-play, and Jove nods to Jove from behind each of us.
I like to build places online where readers can have productive conversations about books.
When you have a nonverbal conversation with a total stranger, then he cant cover himself with words, he cant create a wall.
The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways–and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don't know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection.
You don't talk much, do you?" she blurted out. "I didn't think there was a need. You seem to be holding up both our ends of the conversation admirably.
I was always wanting to learn and be one of those actresses who can actually hold a conversation as opposed to standing there looking pretty.
There's a difference between using the word to insult somebody and using it to start a journalistic conversation.
Canada kills any conversation quick, I learned long ago. It's a little trick of mine.
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.
Who ARE You?" This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression.
Everything that happens now in the online world is part of a conversation. The problem with this (if we can call it a problem) is that this conversation takes place frequently asynchronously and often across platforms.
Jean De La Bruyere
Avoid making yourself the subject of conversation.
We fall back into silence. I look around XO Café and notice that chatter happens mostly at tables where the diners are young and hip. The older couples, the ones sporting wedding bands that wink with their silverware, eat without the pepper of conversation. Is it because they are so comfortable, they already know what the other is thinking? Or is it because after a certain point, there is simply nothing left to say?
Every person has something meaningful to say in the conversation of life.
There is nothing worse than silence, strung like heavy beads on too delicate a conversation.
After three days without reading, talk becomes flavourless. - Chinese Proverb
My best friend came to visit from far away. She took two planes and a train to get to Brooklyn. We met at a bar near my apartment and drank in a hurry as the babysitter's meter ticked. In the past, we'd talked about books and other people, but now we talked only of our respective babies, hers sweet-faced and docile, mine at war with the world. We applied our muzzy intellects to a theory of light. That all are born radiating light but that this light diminished slowly (if one was lucky) or abruptly (if one was not). The most charismatic people—the poets, the mystics, the explorers—were that way because they had somehow managed to keep a bit of this light that was meant to have dimmed. But the shocking thing, the unbearable thing it seemed, was that the natural order was for this light to vanish. It hung on sometimes through the twenties, a glint here or there in the thirties, and then almost always the eyes went dark.
A good competition for comedians would be where a comedian has a conversation and is then quizzed on what the other person says.
I've had some pretty stimulating conversations about where we are politically as a result of this movie [Snowden], but then there are a lot of questions just about that sensationalism of it.
Probably one of the reasons why gushing is so unattractive is that it leaves nothing for the listener to do.
I think it's been the topic of conversation for every one... If the U.S. is hit again, how are we going to handle it? Our troops are all over the place.