Quotes with talk
There's an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they've worked out.
A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979)
A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk is but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Old men only lie in wait for people to ask them to talk. Then they rattle on like a rusty elevator wheezing up a shaft.
Dandelion Wine (1957)
People discuss parenting the way they talk about denominations of faith. They say, "The other camp [is] absurd, and why would you ever do fill-in-the-blank with your kid?" Then you go to the other camp and they're making fun of the other people. We try to stay out of the fray.
Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddamn rules.
About her controversial personality and performance
I cannot even talk about waste without being indignant. My introduction to Hollywood was a society that used it, sniffed it and threw it away. We've become a bit like that ourselves in the past 30 years. There's an attitude among the successful people of spend and spend, flaunt and flaunt, and don't think of anyone else.
I found films to be turbulent and stressful. They have caused me an enormous amount of anxiety, because I do not have a lot of confidence. You are working, intellectually and mentally, and you are having to be with people and socialise all the time. Actors like it, on the whole, but I was not born with that quality. I am very quiet and would much prefer to talk to a few people rather than a crowd.
As a general rule we do not want much encouragement to talk about ourselves.
Some Reminiscences (1912)
Don't talk to me of your Archimedes' lever. He was an absent-minded person with a mathematical imagination. Mathematics command all my respect, but I have no use for engines. Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.
Some Reminiscences (1912)
I am not going to talk out of both sides of my mouth, even if I have to lose every vote in Chicago.
As quoted in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 1951.
Commerce is a game of skill, which every man cannot play, which few men can play well. The right merchant is one who has the just average of faculties we call common sense; a man of a strong affinity for facts, who makes up his decision on what he has seen. He is thoroughly persuaded of the truths of arithmetic. There is always a reason, in the man, for his good or bad fortune, and so, in making money. Men talk as if there were some magic about this, and believe in magic, in all parts of life. He knows, that all goes on the old road, pound for pound, cent for cent, — for every effect a perfect cause, — and that good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.
The Conduct of Life (1860)
Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say but nothin comes out when they move their lips; just a bunch of gibberish
Lyrics from the song Forgot About Dre, 2001
These days, of course, the focus of talk about popular liberation through products is mostly associated with the Internet. I've been collecting computer ads and ads dealing with Internet industries.
Apologizing – a very desperate habit, – one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out. Nine times out of ten, the first thing a man's companion knows of his shortcomings is from his apology. It is mighty presumptuous on your part to suppose your small failures of so much consequence that you must make a talk about them.
The Professor At The Breakfast Table (1906)
The taper went out last night, and I am afraid I now kindle it again to a feeble ray -- for it's vain to try to talk as if one weren't living in a nightmare of the deepest dye. How can what is going on not be to one as a huge horror of blackness?
Letter to Howard Sturgis on August 5, 1914 about the outbreak of World War I.
Kids are all computer-savvy. Sit down and write to your parents on the computer. And just say, I have some questions and I'm scared. There's some stuff I don't know and I really need to talk to you about sex. Tear it off and put it on their pillow. They'll read it.
I was never told about menstruation or anything. There was a very rigid rejection of anything sexual. You didn’t talk about it.
Interview with The Time Magazine (May. 25, 1970)
Kids talk to me and say they want to do musicals again because they've studied the tapes of the old films. We didn't have that. We thought once we had made it, even on film, it was gone except for the archives.
We know who the chicken hawks are. They talk tough on national defense and military issues and cast aspersions on others. When it was their turn to serve, where were they? AWOL, that’s where they were.
Marriage is tough, because it is woven of all these various elements, the weak and the strong. "In love-ness" is fragile for it is woven only with the gossamer threads of beauty. It seems to me absurd to talk about "happy" and "unhappy" marriages.
War Within and Without (1980)
Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the application of external force is pure nonsense. Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions — those institutions we proudly called the American way of life.
Speech in Lansing, Michigan, May 15, 1951
I'd like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that's basically becoming limited.
Interview with Linda Brookover, March 11, 1996.
Let's get physical... let me hear your body talk..... My body said "Fuck you!!!
Mud will be Flung Tonight (1985)
No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.
Nothing hurts quite like the loss of old friends. There are ways to cope at the time they die. But weeks and months later you realize you can’t phone them and talk: Duke Ellington, Romare Bearden, Ralph Ellison, Alfred Kazin, Robert Penn Warren, Joseph Mitchell. It’s hard to believe they’re all gone.
I have always felt like you really don't have a genuine confidence unless you demonstrate the ability to do something. You can talk about it, but you have to demonstrate it.
San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 23, 2006
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so it is of small wits to talk much and say nothing.
We acknowledge that we should not talk of our wives; but we seem not to know that we should talk still less of ourselves.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country, and never of killing for their country.
Has Man a Future? (1962)
I love Americans, but not when they try to talk French. What a blessing it is that they never try to talk English.
The Chronicles of Clovis (1911)
My raps are a decision, rabble rousing, spiritual, like gospel music. I don’t want to dance. We have so many things to deal with, we need to talk straight up and down.
If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; If you talk to the dead, you are a schizophrenic.
The Second Sin, Anchor/Doubleday, Garden City, NY. 1973, Page 113
Don't complain and talk about all your problems. Eighty percent of people won't care. The other twenty percent will think you deserve them.
God, how I hate solemn funerals. When I die, take me into a room and burn me. Then my family and a few good friends should get together, have a few good belts, and talk about the crazy old time we all had together.
The great rule is not to talk about money with people who have much more or much less than you.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it.
Lady Windermere's Fan, 1893
When I'm down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I'm constantly having an argument with myself. We're going back and forth and then I tell her she sucks and she tells me to shut up. Then we get along.
Interview with Rolling Stone, 6/18/2013
The human frame being what it is, heart, body and brain all mixed together, and not contained in separate compartments as they will be no doubt in another million years, a good dinner is of great importance to good talk. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
A Room of One's Own (1929)
You talk to God, you're religious. God talks to you, you're psychotic.
House, House vs. God. By Dr. Gregory House. Paraphrase of Thomas Szasz, "If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; If you talk to the dead, you are a schizophrenic." (The Second Sin, Anchor/Doubleday, Garden City, NY. 1973, Page 113)
No, if you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic.
House, House vs. God. By Dr. Gregory House.