Quotations on Talk
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When I talk to people in need, they tell me they want to hope; they are eager for opportunity; they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed, all nations lose.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Time, People, Opportunity, Hope, Nations, Talk, Want)
Suddenly I was the man who got the part that every actor in the English language was trying to get. I was really scared. I had talked the talk, and now I had to walk the walk. For three days, I couldn't answer the phone.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Actor, English, Language, Man, Now, Talk, Trying)
I don't want to talk in terms of miracles. I think this is a very serious situation. But I do want to talk in terms of Bush becoming a man of the hour, and I think this is way to do it.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Man, Miracles, Talk, Want)
If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: People, Perception, Doubt, Police, Public, Talk, Word)
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
- John Adams
(Keywords: People, Hope, Freedom, Now, Talk, Thinking, Will, Writing, Years)
During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk; today we have small men enjoying big talk.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Men, Talk, Today)
The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding.
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Keywords: Time, People, Opportunity, Talk, World)
So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting.
- June Allyson
(Keywords: Music, Friend, Husbands, Study, Talk, Wives)
Yes, women are stronger than us. They face more directly the problems that confront them, and for that reason they are much more spectacular to talk about. I don't know why I am more interested in women, because I don't go to any psychiatrists, and I don't want to know why.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Women, Problems, Reason, Talk, Want)
I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to.
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Keywords: Change, Actors, Talk, Want)
It is not empty rhetoric to talk of the Free World.
- Barbara Amiel
(Keywords: Rhetoric, Talk, World)
Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.
- Idi Amin
(Keywords: Mistake, People, Talk, Thinking)
We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don't talk about football or anything like that.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Science, Fiction, Football, Talk, Wine, Writers)
Sarah will talk to me about someone and I don't know who she's talking about, but if she talks to my mother, the two of them will know exactly - and across several generations, too.
- Prince Andrew
(Keywords: Mother, Generations, Talk, Talking, Will)
I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it.
- Roger Angell
(Keywords: Death, Thought, Baseball, Press, Talk, Want, Writer)
I've been lucky. I've met a lot of baseball people, and I've learned to value people who talk - people who talk well and in long sentences and even long paragraphs.
- Roger Angell
(Keywords: People, Baseball, Talk, Value)
The Sophists' paradoxical talk pieces and their public debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece. And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Entertainment, Greece, Public, Talk, World)
Good art theory must smell of the studio, although its language should differ from the household talk of painters and sculptors.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Art, Language, Talk, Theory)
We had literary references, so we knew what we were talking about. We could quote things, talk about books we'd read; you can say something, you don't have to explain it.
- Kevin Ayers
(Keywords: Books, Literary, Talk, Talking)
When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise.
- Lauren Bacall
(Keywords: Actor, Talk, Talking)
No new projects at the moment. There are restrictions to how much I can take on. And I need to finish those that I am committed to do before thinking ahead. But I'd rather they take final shape before we talk of them.
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Keywords: Projects, Talk, Thinking)
I don't watch the movies I make, so I haven't seen 'Footloose' since it came out. You see this young, hungry actor, it's pretty fun. I was the only one they screen tested. It was an attempt by the director and producer to talk the head of the studio into hiring me because they didn't want me.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Movies, Actor, Fun, Hiring, Pretty, Talk, Want)
When she was in United States, we maintained contact, we talked to each other on the phone, almost every night. And there was one occasion I tried to fix this video conferencing but somehow it did not come out very well enough so better to talk on the phone.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Night, states, Talk, United)
If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Keywords: Gain, Listening, Observation, Occupation, Talk, Will)
You may talk of the tyranny of Nero and Tiberius; but the real tyranny is the tyranny of your next-door neighbor.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: May, Talk, Tyranny)
It's not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift, my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host.
- Jim Bakker
(Keywords: God, Bible, Spiritual, Talk, Television)
You should not quarrel with your neighbour, for he will remain where he is, but your high handedness will become the talk of the people.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: People, Quarrel, Talk, Will)
When we talk about stem cells, we are actually talking about a complicated series of things, including adult stem cells which are largely cells devoted to replacing individual tissues like blood elements or liver or even the brain.
- David Baltimore
(Keywords: Blood, Talk, Talking)
I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Women, Business, Stars, Talk, Trying, Want)
Candidates don't have to deal with reality. They talk about the wonderful things they can accomplish as if advocating them is the same as achieving them. They live in a world of political make-believe in which everything from reconciling conflicting interests to paying for costly programs is easy.
- Fred Barnes
(Keywords: Reality, Talk, World)
And I also serve on a caucus that addresses financial literacy for young people in this country. And it is so hypocritical that we want to talk to these kids about how to better manage their money when we are not doing a good job with our Nation's resources.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Money, People, Financial, Country, Job, Kids, Nation, Talk, Want)
I am the parent of teenagers, my daughters are 13 and 15, so the issue of Internet safety has been an important issue. I have been visiting middle schools to talk about some of the challenges that they face.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Daughters, Internet, Safety, Schools, Talk, Teenagers)
Much of what happens in Love Always is really from overheard conversations in the Russian Tea Room. It's an improvisation of the way certain Hollywood agents think and talk to each other.
- Ann Beattie
(Keywords: Love, Hollywood, Talk, Tea)
Texas has a lot of challenges, but if I choose to run I will talk about opening democracy to mainstream Texans and not just to a closed circle of entrenched ideologues.
- Chris Bell
(Keywords: Democracy, Talk, Will)
We still want to idealize moms, and sometimes we want to idealize actresses who are moms, too. I know that's something I've experienced, but we're all just doing the best we can and we're all trying to raise our kids and talk to them about everything that needs to be discussed.
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Kids, Needs, Talk, Trying, Want)
It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: Community, Interest, Talk, Understanding)
I made so many films which were more important, but the only one people ever want to talk about is that one with Bogart.
- Ingrid Bergman
(Keywords: People, Talk, Want)
The focus should not be on talking. Talk is cheap. It must be on action.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Action, Focus, Talk, Talking)
It is longstanding U.S. policy that we will talk to the Iranians anytime, anywhere, on any subject, with no preconditions. So far, they have not taken us up on our offer.
- Howard Berman
(Keywords: Policy, Talk, Will)
The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it.
- Paul Bettany
(Keywords: Sex, Acting, Fun, Talk, Talking, Trouble)
When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'
- Joe Biden
(Keywords: Greed, Talk, Television)
When I am working on a movie, all I want to talk about is the movie. All I want to be with are the movie people. It's like a clan. If I'm asked to people's houses for dinner, I hate to go, because they'll talk about other things.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: People, Hate, Houses, Talk, Want)
If I had children, I would be very selfish. I wouldn't be out doing things. But by not having kids, it makes me freer to travel the world and talk about things I feel are important.
- Linda Blair
(Keywords: Travel, Children, Kids, Talk, World)
Shakespeare will not make us better, and he will not make us worse, but he may teach us how to overhear ourselves when we talk to ourselves... he may teach us how to accept change in ourselves as in others, and perhaps even the final form of change.
- Harold Bloom
(Keywords: Change, May, Shakespeare, Talk, Will)
People in the world can never imagine the length of days to those in asylums. They seemed never ending, and we welcomed any event that might give us something to think about as well as talk of.
- Nellie Bly
(Keywords: People, Ending, Talk, World)
A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We've tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Poetry, Community, Girls, Risk, Talk, Venice, Visit)
We use a Native American tradition of the talking stick. You sit and pass it around and whoever has the stick has to talk. Some people just hold it. Others really share.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: People, American, Talk, Talking, Tradition)
We save paradise by an intense education program where you get people that you can trust to talk sanely about the environment and hope that the message will get through.
- Arthur Boyd
(Keywords: Education, Trust, People, Hope, Environment, Paradise, Talk, Will)
If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
- Marlon Brando
(Keywords: Actors, Talk, Television)
All I really want to be is boring. When people talk about me, I'd like them to say, Carol's basically a short Bill Bradley. Or, Carol's kind of like Al Gore in a skirt.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: People, Talk, Want)